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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738113/estrogen-status-gates-effects-of-kappa-opioid-receptor-on-temporomandibular-joint-responsive-neurons-at-the-spinomedullary-junction-in-female-rats
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Akimasa Tashiro, David A Bereiter, Yasuhiro Nishida
AIMS: To determine whether estrogen status alters κ-opioid inhibition of nociceptive processing by affecting temporomandibular joint (TMJ) input to neurons in the trigeminal subnucleus caudalis [Vc]/C1-2 region at the spinomedullary junction in female rats. METHODS: TMJ-responsive neurons were recorded in laminae I-II of the Vc/C1-2 region at the spinomedullary junction of ovariectomized female rats treated for 2 days with low-dose estradiol (LE group; 2 mg/day) or high-dose estradiol (HE group; 20 mg/day)...
July 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738108/prevalence-course-and-associated-factors-of-pain-in-the-temporomandibular-joint-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-of-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Jessica Ps Sem, Marike van der Leeden, Corine M Visscher, Karin Britsemmer, Samina A Turk, Joost Dekker, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Frank Lobbezoo
AIMS: To assess the prevalence, 3-year course, and associated factors of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain in patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A total of 264 patients with newly diagnosed RA were included. Patients were assessed after 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 1.5 years, 2 years, and 3 years. TMJ pain was scored by manual palpation, and the prevalence of TMJ pain was calculated at baseline and at all seven follow-up intervals during 3 years...
July 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738089/a-random-forest-approach-to-predict-the-spatial-distribution-of-sediment-pollution-in-an-estuarine-system
#3
Eric S Walsh, Betty J Kreakie, Mark G Cantwell, Diane Nacci
Modeling the magnitude and distribution of sediment-bound pollutants in estuaries is often limited by incomplete knowledge of the site and inadequate sample density. To address these modeling limitations, a decision-support tool framework was conceived that predicts sediment contamination from the sub-estuary to broader estuary extent. For this study, a Random Forest (RF) model was implemented to predict the distribution of a model contaminant, triclosan (5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol) (TCS), in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735201/ultrasound-elastography-of-the-prostate-using-an-unconstrained-modulus-reconstruction-technique-a-pilot-clinical-study
#4
REVIEW
Seyed Reza Mousavi, Hassan Rivaz, Gregory J Czarnota, Abbas Samani, Ali Sadeghi-Naini
A novel full-inversion-based technique for quantitative ultrasound elastography was investigated in a pilot clinical study on five patients for non-invasive detection and localization of prostate cancer and quantification of its extent. Conventional-frequency ultrasound images and radiofrequency (RF) data (~5 MHz) were collected during mechanical stimulation of the prostate using a transrectal ultrasound probe. Pre and post-compression RF data were used to construct the strain images. The Young's modulus (YM) images were subsequently reconstructed using the derived strain images and the stress distribution estimated iteratively using finite element (FE) analysis...
July 20, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735127/the-fate-of-adult-spinal-deformity-asd-patients-incurring-rod-fracture-after-thoracolumbar-fusion
#5
D Kojo Hamilton, John A Buza, Peter Passias, Cyrus Jalai, Han Jo Kim, Tamir Ailon, Munish Gupta, Daniel Sciubba, Amit Jain, Christopher P Ames, Vedat Deviren, Alan Daniels, Virginie Lafage, Shay Bess, Eric Klineberg, Christopher I Shaffrey, Justin S Smith, Robert Hart
OBJECTIVE: To report the outcome of adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients with rod fracture following thoracolumbar fusion. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospective, multicenter database. Operative ASD patients ≥18 years old with a rod fracture (RF) after ASD surgery and with a minimum 6-month follow-up after RF were included. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) scores and radiographic alignment were compared using non-parametric paired and independent testing (p<0...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734997/influence-of-preparation-fitting-and-cementation-on-the-vitro-performance-and-fracture-resistance-of-cad-cam-crowns
#6
Martin Rosentritt, Verena Preis, Michael Behr, Sebastian Hahnel
OBJECTIVES: To investigate debonding and stability of CAD/CAM composite crowns as a function of (a) preparation design, (b) fitting parameters of the milling process, and (c) type of cementation. METHODS: Extracted human molars were prepared providing either retentive design (R) or no retention (NR). After digitalization, full-contour crowns were milled using either optimal (OF) or reduced (RF) fitting parameters. A total of 112 crowns were milled from the composite materials Lava Ultimate (L) and Grandio Blocs (G) and a ceramic reference...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734985/safety-of-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-using-fiber-optic-based-contact-force-sensing
#7
Moussa Mansour, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Douglas Packer, John D Day, Srijoy Mahapatra, Kyle Brunner, Vivek Reddy, Andrea Natale
BACKGROUND: While the body of evidence showing the benefit of contact force (CF) sensing catheters in improving AF ablation success rate is growing, real-world safety data of this technology are limited. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to report the complication rate in patients undergoing ablation using one specific CF sensing catheter (TactiCath™Quartz Contact Force Ablation Catheter (Abbott, St Paul, MN)) in a large worldwide database. METHODS: - User-reported adverse event data from January 2014 - December 2015 was reviewed for the ablation catheter...
July 19, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734848/liver-resection-versus-radiofrequency-ablation-plus-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-solitary-large-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Antonio Saviano, Roberto Iezzi, Felice Giuliante, Lucia Salvatore, Caterina Mele, Alessandro Posa, Francesco Ardito, Anna Maria De Gaetano, Maurizio Pompili
PURPOSE: To compare liver resection (LR) with single-step, balloon-occluded RF ablation plus drug-eluting embolics transarterial chemoembolization in cirrhotic patients with single hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ≥ 3 cm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2010 to 2014, 25 patients with compensated cirrhosis and single HCC ≥ 3 cm (median size 4.5 cm; range, 3.0-6.8 cm) not suitable for LR or liver transplantation were treated with RF ablation plus transarterial chemoembolization in a prospective observational single-center pilot study; all patients had complete tumor necrosis after treatment...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732341/chirp-excitation
#9
Navin Khaneja
The paper describes the design of broadband chirp excitation pulses. We first develop a three stage model for understanding chirp excitation in NMR. We then show how a chirp π pulse can be used to refocus the phase of the chirp excitation pulse. The resulting magnetization still has some phase dispersion in it. We show how a combination of two chirp π pulses instead of one can be used to eliminate this dispersion, leaving behind a small residual phase dispersion. The excitation pulse sequence presented here allows exciting arbitrary large bandwidths without increasing the peak rf-amplitude...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731757/phase-locking-the-spin-precession-in-a-storage-ring
#10
N Hempelmann, V Hejny, J Pretz, E Stephenson, W Augustyniak, Z Bagdasarian, M Bai, L Barion, M Berz, S Chekmenev, G Ciullo, S Dymov, F-J Etzkorn, D Eversmann, M Gaisser, R Gebel, K Grigoryev, D Grzonka, G Guidoboni, T Hanraths, D Heberling, J Hetzel, F Hinder, A Kacharava, V Kamerdzhiev, I Keshelashvili, I Koop, A Kulikov, A Lehrach, P Lenisa, N Lomidze, B Lorentz, P Maanen, G Macharashvili, A Magiera, D Mchedlishvili, S Mey, F Müller, A Nass, N N Nikolaev, A Pesce, D Prasuhn, F Rathmann, M Rosenthal, A Saleev, V Schmidt, Y Semertzidis, V Shmakova, A Silenko, J Slim, H Soltner, A Stahl, R Stassen, H Stockhorst, H Ströher, M Tabidze, G Tagliente, R Talman, P Thörngren Engblom, F Trinkel, Yu Uzikov, Yu Valdau, E Valetov, A Vassiliev, C Weidemann, A Wrońska, P Wüstner, P Zuprański, M Żurek
This Letter reports the successful use of feedback from a spin polarization measurement to the revolution frequency of a 0.97  GeV/c bunched and polarized deuteron beam in the Cooler Synchrotron (COSY) storage ring in order to control both the precession rate (≈121  kHz) and the phase of the horizontal polarization component. Real time synchronization with a radio frequency (rf) solenoid made possible the rotation of the polarization out of the horizontal plane, yielding a demonstration of the feedback method to manipulate the polarization...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731693/isolable-bis-triarylamine-dications-analogues-of-thiele-s-chichibabin-s-and-m%C3%A3-ller-s-hydrocarbons
#11
Gengwen Tan, Xinping Wang
Since the pioneering work by Thiele and Chichibabin, who synthesized the first diradicals bridged by phenylene and biphenylene groups in 1904 and 1907, respectively, numerous efforts have been devoted to synthesizing stable diradicals during the last few decades, and several strategies have been developed to stabilize these highly reactive diradicals. In this Account, we describe the synthesis and characterization of isolable bis(triarylamine) dications, nitrogen analogues of Thiele's, Chichibabin's, and Müller's hydrocarbons, which represent facilely accessible, stable diradicals by replacing carbinyl centers with isoelectronic aminium centers...
July 21, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730773/thermal-ablation-may-improve-outcomes-in-patients-with-colorectal-liver-metastasis-a-case-control-study
#12
Loukia S Poulou, Loukas Thanos, Panayiotis D Ziakas, Emmanouel Merikas, Apostolos Achimastos, Constantine Gennatas, Konstantinos N Syrigos
PURPOSE: Local thermal ablation may extend the scope of palliative therapy in patients with colorectal liver metastasis. We performed a retrospective, case-controlled study to compare patients with colorectal liver metastases that were treated with percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) or microwave (MW) thermal ablation, against the control group of chemotherapy alone. METHODS: We described baseline demographics, ablation sessions, procedure duration and related complications...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729809/on-the-rotation-of-teleseismic-seismograms-based-on-the-receiver-function-technique
#13
M Wilde-Piórko, M Grycuk, M Polkowski, M Grad
The receiver function (RF) technique is a well-established method to investigate the crustal and upper mantle structures based on three-component seismograms of teleseismic events. In the present study, we propose a modified automatic procedure to determine the back azimuth and polarization angles of a teleseismic event based on the RF technique. The method is tested for the recording of 3 permanent and 3 temporary broadband seismic stations located in the vicinity of Poland. Additionally, the analysis of Rayleigh wave polarization is conducted to show that the new procedure is not sensitive to incorrect seismometer orientation...
2017: Journal of Seismology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729693/ta2o5-tio2-composite-charge-trapping-dielectric-for-the-application-of-the-nonvolatile-memory
#14
C Y Wei, B Shen, P Ding, P Han, A D Li, Y D Xia, B Xu, J Yin, Z G Liu
The charge-trapping memory devices with a structure Pt/Al2O3/(Ta2O5) x (TiO2) 1-x /Al2O3/p-Si (x = 0.9, 0.75, 0.5, 0.25) were fabricated by using rf-sputtering and atomic layer deposition techniques. A special band alignment between (Ta2O5) x (TiO2) 1-x and Si substrate was designed to enhance the memory performance by controlling the composition and dielectric constant of the charge-trapping layer and reducing the difference of the potentials at the bottom of the conduction band between (Ta2O5) x (TiO2) 1-x and Si substrate...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726002/ultrasound-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-using-a-new-electrode-with-an-electromagnetic-position-sensor-for-hepatic-tumors-difficult-to-place-an-electrode-a-preliminary-clinical-study
#15
Tae Wook Kang, Min Woo Lee, Kyoung Doo Song, Hyunchul Rhim, Hyo Keun Lim, Wonseok Kang, Kyunga Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether a new electrode embedded with an electromagnetic position sensor (EMPS) improves the technical feasibility of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients with hepatic tumors difficult to place an electrode under ultrasonography (US) guidance and to assess short-term therapeutic efficacy and safety. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and written informed consent was obtained from all patients...
July 19, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725185/reticular-formation-and-pain-the-past-and-the-future
#16
REVIEW
Isabel Martins, Isaura Tavares
The involvement of the reticular formation (RF) in the transmission and modulation of nociceptive information has been extensively studied. The brainstem RF contains several areas which are targeted by spinal cord afferents conveying nociceptive input. The arrival of nociceptive input to the RF may trigger alert reactions which generate a protective/defense reaction to pain. RF neurons located at the medulla oblongata and targeted by ascending nociceptive information are also involved in the control of vital functions that can be affected by pain, namely cardiovascular control...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725148/isolation-biological-evaluation-and-validated-hptlc-quantification-of-the-marker-constituent-of-the-edible-saudi-plant-sisymbrium-irio-l
#17
Shaza M Al-Massarani, Ali A El Gamal, Perwez Alam, Ebtesam S Al-Sheddi, Mai M Al-Oqail, Nida N Farshori
Phytochemical investigation and chromatographic purification of the n-hexane fraction of the aerial parts of the edible Saudi plant Sisymbrium irio led to the isolation of β-sitosterol (1), stigmasterol (2) and β-sitosterol-β-d-glucoside (3). The cytotoxic effects of the n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and n-butanol fractions were tested against three cancer cell lines viz., MCF-7, HCT-116 and HepG2, using the crystal violet staining (CVS) method, while the antibacterial activity against a number of pathogenic bacterial strains, was also estimated using the broth microdilution assay...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725144/comparative-study-of-antioxidant-activity-and-validated-rp-hptlc-analysis-of-rutin-in-the-leaves-of-different-acacia-species-grown-in-saudi-arabia
#18
Perwez Alam, Mohamed F Alajmi, Ahmed H Arbab, Mohammad K Parvez, Nasir A Siddiqui, Saleh I Alqasoumi, Adnan J Al-Rehaily, Mohammed S Al-Dosari, Omer A Basudan
The present study assessed the comparative antioxidant potential of the ethanol extract (EE) of leaves of four Acacia species (Acacia salicina, AS; Acacia laeta, AL; Acacia hamulosa AH; and Acacia tortilis, AT) grown in Saudi Arabia, including RP-HPTLC quantification of antioxidant biomarker rutin. In vitro DPPH radical scavenging and β-carotene-linoleic acid bleaching assays showed the promising antioxidant activities of Acacia extracts: ASEE (IC50: 60.39 and 324.65 μg/ml) >ALEE (IC50: 217.06 and 423...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725141/high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography-based-concurrent-estimation-of-biomarkers-ent-phyllanthidine-and-rutin-in-the-dried-aerial-parts-of-flueggea-virosa
#19
Nasir A Siddiqui, Ramzi A Mothana, Adnan J Al-Rehaily, Perwez Alam, Muhammad Yousaf, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Abdulrahman Alatar
The biomarkers are needed to be defined for standardization purposes so that safe and effective herbal formulations can be catered to the society. There is an urgent need for statistical support of herbal drugs because most of the herbal products are still used in the non-standardized form. This study is based on the development of a simple and sensitive RP-HPTLC method for concurrent estimation of two biomarkers ent-phyllanthidine and rutin in the methanol extract of aerial parts of Flueggea virosa. The developed method was found to be simple, economic and sensitive...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724994/high-resolution-on-chip-rf-photonic-signal-processor-using-brillouin-gain-shaping-and-rf-interference
#20
Amol Choudhary, Yang Liu, Blair Morrison, Khu Vu, Duk-Yong Choi, Pan Ma, Stephen Madden, David Marpaung, Benjamin J Eggleton
Integrated microwave photonics has strongly emerged as a next-generation technology to address limitations of conventional RF electronics for wireless communications. High-resolution RF signal processing still remains a challenge due to limitations in technology that offer sub-GHz spectral resolution, in particular at high carrier frequencies. In this paper, we present an on-chip high-resolution RF signal processor, capable of providing high-suppression spectral filtering, large phase shifts and ns-scale time delays...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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