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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098845/optical-tip-clearance-measurements-as-a-tool-for-rotating-disk-characterization
#1
Iker García, Joseba Zubia, Josu Beloki, Jon Arrue, Gaizka Durana, Gotzon Aldabaldetreku
An experimental investigation on the vibrational behavior of a rotating disk by means of three optical fiber sensors is presented. The disk, which is a scale model of the real disk of an aircraft engine, was assembled in a wind tunnel in order to simulate real operation conditions. The pressure difference between the upstream and downstream sides of the disk causes an airflow that might force the disk to vibrate. To characterize this vibration, a set of parameters was determined by measuring the tip clearance of the disk: the amplitude, the frequency and the number of nodal diameters in the disk...
January 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098711/primary-septal-cartilage-graft-for-the-unilateral-cleft-rhinoplasty
#2
Ting-Chen Lu, Chuan-Fong Yao, Susie Lin, Chun-Shin Chang, Philip Kuo-Ting Chen
PROPOSE: Since 2006, we have explored the option of using septal cartilage as an alar rim graft on the cleft side during primary rhinoplasty to improve nasal symmetry. The aim of this study was to compare the nasal shape with or without rim graft. METHODS: A total of 98 patients with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate were included; 39 patients had septal cartilage as the rim graft, 59 patients did not. Measurements of the nostril height, nostril width, 1/4 medial part of nostril height, nostril area, nasal dome height and nostril axis were made on the cleft and non-cleft side...
January 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098557/length-dependent-flagellar-growth-of-vibrio-alginolyticus-revealed-by-real-time-fluorescent-imaging
#3
Meiting Chen, Ziyi Zhao, Jin Yang, Kai Peng, Matthew A B Baker, Fan Bai, Chien-Jung Lo
Bacterial flagella are extracellular filaments that drive swimming in bacteria. During its assembly, flagellins are transported unfolded through the central channel in the flagellum to the growing tip. Here we applied in vivo fluorescent imaging to monitor in real time the Vibrio alginolyticus polar flagella growth. The flagellar growth rate is found to be highly length-dependent. Initially, the flagellum grows at a constant rate (50nm/min) when shorter than 1500nm. The growth rate decays sharply when the flagellum grows longer...
January 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098466/lithography-free-miniaturization-of-resistive-non-volatile-memory-devices-to-the-100-nm-scale-by-glancing-angle-deposition
#4
Giovanni Ligorio, Marco Vittorio Nardi, Norbert Koch
The scaling of non-volatile memory (NVM) devices based on resistive filament switching to below 100 nm2 footprint area without employing cumbersome lithography is demonstrated. Nanocolumns of the organic semiconductor 4,4-bis[N-(1-naphthyl)-N-phenyl-amino]diphenyl (-NPD) were grown by glancing angle deposition on a silver electrode. Individual NVM devices were electrically characterized by conductive atomic force microscopy with the tip of a conductive cantilever serving as second electrode. The resistive switching mechanism is unambiguously attributed to Ag filament formation between the electrodes...
January 18, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098460/sulfate-mediated-end-to-end-assembly-of-gold-nanorods
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Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Abtahi, Nathan D Burrows, Fred A Idesis, Catherine J Murphy, Navid B Saleh, Peter J Vikesland
There is interest in the controlled aggregation of gold nanorods (GNRs) for the production of extended nanoassemblies. Prior studies have relied upon chemical modification of the GNR surface to achieve a desired final aggregate structure. Herein, we illustrate that control of electrolyte composition can facilitate end-to-end assembly of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) coated GNRs. By adjusting either the sulfate anion concentration or the exposure time it is possible to connect GNRs in chain-like assemblies...
January 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098283/high-precision-localized-proton-gradients-and-fluxes-generated-by-a-microelectrode-device-induce-differential-growth-behaviors-of-pollen-tubes
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Chengzhi Hu, Hannes Vogler, Marianne Aellen, Naveen Shamsudhin, Bumjin Jang, Jan T Burri, Nino Läubli, Ueli Grossniklaus, Salvador Pané, Bradley J Nelson
Pollen tubes are tip-growing plant cells that deliver the sperm cells to the ovules for double fertilization of the egg cell and the endosperm. Various directional cues can trigger the reorientation of pollen tube growth direction on their passage through the female tissues. Among the external stimuli, protons serve an important, regulatory role in the control of pollen tube growth. The generation of local guidance cues has been challenging when investigating the mechanisms of perception and processing of such directional triggers in pollen tubes...
January 18, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098140/dynamical-observations-on-the-crack-tip-zone-and-stress-corrosion-of-two-dimensional-mos2
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Thuc Hue Ly, Jiong Zhao, Magdalena Ola Cichocka, Lain-Jong Li, Young Hee Lee
Whether and how fracture mechanics needs to be modified for small length scales and in systems of reduced dimensionality remains an open debate. Here, employing in situ transmission electron microscopy, atomic structures and dislocation dynamics in the crack tip zone of a propagating crack in two-dimensional (2D) monolayer MoS2 membrane are observed, and atom-to-atom displacement mapping is obtained. The electron beam is used to initiate the crack; during in situ observation of crack propagation the electron beam effect is minimized...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097937/an-assembly-type-master-slave-catheter-and-guidewire-driving-system-for-vascular-intervention
#8
Hyo-Jeong Cha, Byung-Ju Yi, Jong Yun Won
Current vascular intervention inevitably exposes a large amount of X-ray to both an operator and a patient during the procedure. The purpose of this study is to propose a new catheter driving system which assists the operator in aspects of less X-ray exposure and convenient user interface. For this, an assembly-type 4-degree-of-freedom master-slave system was designed and tested to verify the efficiency. First, current vascular intervention procedures are analyzed to develop a new robotic procedure that enables us to use conventional vascular intervention devices such as catheter and guidewire which are commercially available in the market...
January 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097623/toward-a-functional-definition-of-ankyloglossia-validating-current-grading-scales-for-lingual-frenulum-length-and-tongue-mobility-in-1052-subjects
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Audrey Yoon, Soroush Zaghi, Rachel Weitzman, Sandy Ha, Clarice S Law, Christian Guilleminault, Stanley Y C Liu
PURPOSE: Alterations of the lingual frenulum may contribute to oromyofacial dysfunction, speech and swallowing impediments, underdevelopment of the maxillofacial skeleton, and even predispose to sleep breathing disorder. This study aims to assess the utility of existing instruments for evaluation of restricted tongue mobility, describe normal and abnormal ranges of tongue mobility, and provide evidence in support of a reliable and efficient measure of tongue mobility. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 1052 consecutive patients was evaluated during a 3-month period...
January 17, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097241/extraforaminal-needle-tip-position-reduces-risk-of-intravascular-injection-in-ct-fluoroscopic-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections
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Robinson K Yu, Gerritt M Lagemann, Anish Ghodadra, Vikas Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection is a common and effective tool for managing lumbar radicular pain, although accidental intravascular injection can rarely result in paralysis. The purpose of this study is to determine the safest needle tip position for computed tomography (CT)-guided lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections as determined by incidence of intravascular injection. METHODS: Three radiologists, in consensus, reviewed procedural imaging for consecutive CT-fluoroscopic lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections performed during a 16-month period...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097112/surgical-results-of-the-cephalomedullary-nail-for-the-femoral-intertrochanteric-fracture-comparison-between-non-experienced-surgeons-and-experienced-surgeon
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Jae-Seong Seo, Hak-Jin Min, Dong Min Kim, Seung-Min Oh, Sang-Min Kim
PURPOSE: Cephalomedullary nail (CM nail) in the treatment of femoral intertrochanteric fractures is in the lime light in recent years. The purpose of this study is to compare surgical outcomes between experienced surgeon and non-experienced surgeons in respect of CM nail for femoral intertrochanteric fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 129 patients underwent CM nail for femoral intertrochanteric fracture more than six months of follow-up from April 2011 to March 2014 in Seoul Medical Center (Seoul, Korea) were participated in this study...
December 2016: Hip & Pelvis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097066/henricia-djakonovi-sp-nov-echinodermata-echinasteridae-a-new-sea-star-species-from-the-sea-of-japan
#12
Anton Chichvarkhin
A new sea star species, H. djakonovi sp.n., was discovered in Rudnaya Bay in the Sea of Japan. This is a sympatric species of the well-known and common species Henricia pseudoleviuscula Djakonov, 1958. Both species are similar in body size and proportions, shape of skeletal plates, and life coloration, which distinguishes them from the other Henricia species inhabiting the Sea of Japan. Nevertheless, these species can be distinguished by their abactinal spines: in both species, they are short and barrel-like, but the new species is the only Henricia species in Russian waters of the Pacific that possesses such spines with a massive, smooth, bullet-like tip...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097005/the-cardioprotective-efficacy-of-tvp1022-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-cardiac-remodeling-in-rats
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Assaf Malka, Offir Ertracht, Noa Bachner-Hinenzon, Irina Reiter, Ofer Binah
Following acute myocardial infarction (MI), early and successful reperfusion is the most effective strategy for reducing infarct size and improving the clinical outcome. However, immediate restoration of blood flow to the ischemic zone results in myocardial damage, defined as "reperfusion-injury". Whereas we previously reported that TVP1022 (the S-isomer of rasagiline, FDA-approved anti-Parkinson drug) decreased infarct size 24 h post ischemia reperfusion (I/R) in rats, in this study we investigated the chronic cardioprotective efficacy of TVP1022 14 days post-I/R...
December 2016: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096727/new-radiofrequency-device-to-reduce-bleeding-after-core-needle-biopsy-experimental-study-in-a-porcine-liver-model
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Sanghyeok Lim, Hyunchul Rhim, Min Woo Lee, Kyoung Doo Song, Tae Wook Kang, Young-Sun Kim, Hyo Keun Lim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the in vivo efficiency of the biopsy tract radiofrequency ablation for hemostasis after core biopsy of the liver in a porcine liver model, including situations with bleeding tendency and a larger (16-gauge) core needle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A preliminary study was performed using one pig to determine optimal ablation parameters. For the main experiment, four pigs were assigned to different groups according to heparinization use and biopsy needle caliber...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096474/junb-regulates-angiogenesis-and-neurovascular-parallel-alignment-in-mouse-embryonic-skin
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Yasuo Yoshitomi, Takayuki Ikeda, Hidehito Saito, Yoshino Yoshitake, Yasuhito Ishigaki, Toshihisa Hatta, Nobuo Kato, Hideto Yonekura
Blood vessels and nerve fibers are often closely arranged in parallel throughout the body. Therefore, neurovascular interactions have been suggested to be important for the development of vascular networks. However, the molecular mechanisms and genes regulating this process remain unclear. In the present study, we investigated the genes that are activated in endothelial cells (ECs) following interactions with neurons during vascular development. Microarray analyses of human primary microvascular ECs co-cultured with mouse primary dorsal root ganglion cells showed that JunB is strongly upregulated in ECs by neurovascular interactions...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096324/totally-laparoscopic-liver-resection-for-colorectal-metastasis-located-in-segment-7-in-a-patient-with-situs-inversus-totalis
#16
Antonio Giuliani, Paolo Bianco, Germano Guerra, Aldo Rocca, Fulvio Calise
Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a congenital condition consisting of a mirror image of transposition of the abdominal and thoracic organs occurring in about 1:5000 to 1:10 000 adults. We report on a 60-year-old male with a single colorectal liver metastasis in the Segment 7. The patients underwent a totally laparoscopic sub-segmentectomy. Intraoperative approach on a reverse posterior segment was difficult because of left-sided position of the liver. Postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged after 5 days...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095441/moving-model-test-of-high-speed-train-aerodynamic-drag-based-on-stagnation-pressure-measurements
#17
Mingzhi Yang, Juntao Du, Zhiwei Li, Sha Huang, Dan Zhou
A moving model test method based on stagnation pressure measurements is proposed to measure the train aerodynamic drag coefficient. Because the front tip of a high-speed train has a high pressure area and because a stagnation point occurs in the center of this region, the pressure of the stagnation point is equal to the dynamic pressure of the sensor tube based on the obtained train velocity. The first derivation of the train velocity is taken to calculate the acceleration of the train model ejected by the moving model system without additional power...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095013/the-tipping-point-of-perceived-change-asymmetric-thresholds-in-diagnosing-improvement-versus-decline
#18
Ed O'Brien, Nadav Klein
Change often emerges from a series of small doses. For example, a person may conclude that a happy relationship has eroded not from 1 obvious fight but from smaller unhappy signs that at some point "add up." Everyday fluctuations therefore create ambiguity about when they reflect substantive shifts versus mere noise. Ten studies reveal an asymmetry in this first point when people conclude "official" change: people demand less evidence to diagnose lasting decline than lasting improvement, despite similar evidential quality...
February 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094528/noncontact-viscoelastic-measurement-of-polymer-thin-films-in-a-liquid-medium-using-a-long-needle-afm
#19
Dongshi Guan, Chloé Barraud, Elisabeth Charlaix, Penger Tong
We report noncontact measurement of the viscoelastic property of polymer thin films in a liquid medium using frequency-modulation atomic force microscopy (FM-AFM) with a newly developed long-needle probe. The probe contains a long vertical glass fiber with one end adhered to a cantilever beam and the other end with a sharp tip placed near the liquid-film interface. The nanoscale flow generated by the resonant oscillation of the needle tip provides a precise hydrodynamic force acting on the soft surface of the thin film...
January 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094262/radiotherapy-and-immunotherapy-a-beneficial-liaison
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REVIEW
Ralph R Weichselbaum, Hua Liang, Liufu Deng, Yang-Xin Fu
Investigations into the interaction between radiotherapy and the host immune system have uncovered new mechanisms that can potentially be exploited to improve the efficacy of radiotherapy. Radiation promotes the release of danger signals and chemokines that recruit inflammatory cells into the tumour microenvironment, including antigen-presenting cells that activate cytotoxic T-cell function. By contrast, radiation can attract immunosuppressive cells into the tumour microenvironment. In rare circumstances, the antitumour effect of radiotherapy has been observed outside of the radiation field, known as the abscopal effect...
January 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
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