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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109110/-effects-of-polyethylene-oxide-on-blood-perfusion-in-the-hind-limbs-of-rats-with-chronic-hindlimb-ischemia
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De-Zhong Zheng, Tao Zhou, Dao-Gang Zha
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of polyethylene oxide (PEO) on blood perfusion in hind limb skeletal muscles in a rat model of chronic hind limb ischemia. METHDOS: Twelve rat models of chronic hind limb ischemia established by unilateral femoral artery ligation were randomized into PEO and control groups (n=6) and treated with intravenous infusion of PEO and saline through the internal jugular vein every other day for 2 weeks. Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography was performed after the treatments to evaluate the blood flow in the skeletal muscles at different time points and blood flow reserve in the ischemic hind limbs on day 28...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109051/shear-induced-platelet-aggregation-and-distribution-of-thrombogenesis-at-stenotic-vessels
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Hiroki Kamada, Yohsuke Imai, Masanori Nakamura, Takuji Ishikawa, Takami Yamaguchi
OBJECTIVE: Shear-induced platelet aggregation (SIPA), which is mediated by von Willebrand factor (vWF), is a key mechanism in arterial thrombosis under an abnormally high shear rate of blood flow. We investigated the influence of SIPA on thrombogenesis, focusing on alterations in blood flow at stenotic vessels. METHODS: We carried out a computer simulation of thrombogenesis in stenotic vessels at three different injury positions (i.e., upstream, apex, and downstream of the stenosis) to evaluate the effect of SIPA...
January 21, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108983/shear-wave-elastography-is-a-reliable-and-repeatable-method-for-measuring-the-elastic-modulus-of-the-rectus-femoris-muscle-and-patellar-tendon
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Serkan Taş, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Seval Yılmaz, Abdullah Ruhi Soylu, Feza Korkusuz
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine intraobserver, interobserver, and inter-day reliability levels for stiffness measurements of the patellar tendon and rectus femoris muscle using shear wave elastography (SWE). METHODS: This study was conducted on 12 healthy male individuals. Two examiners measured mean shear wave velocity values of the patellar tendons and rectus femoris muscles of both extremities using a 9L4 (4-9 MHz) transducer and an Acuson S3000 ultrasound system (Siemens Medical Solutions, Mountain View, CA)...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108942/compartmentalized-culture-of-perivascular-stroma-and-endothelial-cells-in-a-microfluidic-model-of-the-human-endometrium
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Juan S Gnecco, Virginia Pensabene, David J Li, Tianbing Ding, Elliot E Hui, Kaylon L Bruner-Tran, Kevin G Osteen
The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus. Following specific cyclic hormonal stimulation, endometrial stromal fibroblasts (stroma) and vascular endothelial cells exhibit morphological and biochemical changes to support embryo implantation and regulate vascular function, respectively. Herein, we integrated a resin-based porous membrane in a dual chamber microfluidic device in polydimethylsiloxane that allows long term in vitro co-culture of human endometrial stromal and endothelial cells. This transparent, 2-μm porous membrane separates the two chambers, allows for the diffusion of small molecules and enables high resolution bright field and fluorescent imaging...
January 20, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108571/dynamical-theory-of-shear-bands-in-structural-glasses
#5
Apiwat Wisitsorasak, Peter G Wolynes
The heterogeneous elastoplastic deformation of structural glasses is explored using the framework of the random first-order transition theory of the glass transition along with an extended mode-coupling theory that includes activated events. The theory involves coupling the continuum elastic theory of strain transport with mobility generation and transport as described in the theory of glass aging and rejuvenation. Fluctuations that arise from the generation and transport of mobility, fictive temperature, and stress are treated explicitly...
January 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108378/the-pressure-induced-deformation-response-of-the-human-lamina-cribrosa-analysis-of-regional-variations
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Dan E Midgett, Mary E Pease, Joan L Jefferys, Mohak Patel, Christian Franck, Harry A Quigley, Thao D Nguyen
: The objective of this study was to measure the pressure-induced deformation response of the human lamina cribrosa (LC) and analyze for variations with age and anatomical region. The posterior scleral cup of 8 eyes from 6 human donors was mounted onto a custom inflation chamber. A laser-scanning microscope was used for second harmonic generation (SHG), imaging the collagen structure in the posterior volume of the LC at pressures from 5 mmHg to 45 mmHg. The SHG volumes were analyzed by the Fast-Fourier Iterative Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) algorithm for the three dimensional (3D) displacement field...
January 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108282/hyperfiltration-associated-biomechanical-forces-in-glomerular-injury-and-response-potential-role-for-eicosanoids
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REVIEW
Mukut Sharma, Ram Sharma, Ellen T McCarthy, Virginia J Savin, Tarak Srivastava
Hyperfiltration is a well-known risk factor in progressive loss of renal function in chronic kidney disease (CKD) secondary to various diseases. A reduced number of functional nephrons due to congenital or acquired cause(s) results in hyperfiltration in the remnant kidney. Hyperfiltration-associated increase in biomechanical forces namely pressure-induced tensile stress and fluid flow-induced shear stress (FFSS) determine cellular injury and response. We believe the current treatment of CKD yields limited success because it largely attenuates pressure-induced tensile stress changes but not the effect of FFSS on podocytes...
January 17, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107385/evaluating-the-significance-of-viscoelasticity-in-diagnosing-early-stage-liver-fibrosis-with-transient-elastography
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Jingxin Zhao, Fei Zhai, Jun Cheng, Qiong He, Jianwen Luo, Xueping Yang, Jinhua Shao, Huichun Xing
Transient elastography quantifies the propagation of a mechanically generated shear wave within a soft tissue, which can be used to characterize the elasticity and viscosity parameters of the tissue. The aim of our study was to combine numerical simulation and clinical assessment to define a viscoelastic index of liver tissue to improve the quality of early diagnosis of liver fibrosis. This is clinically relevant, as early fibrosis is reversible. We developed an idealized two-dimensional axisymmetric finite element model of the liver to evaluate the effects of different viscoelastic values on the propagation characteristics of the shear wave...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107368/multi-channel-optical-coherence-elastography-using-relative-and-absolute-shear-wave-time-of-flight
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Eli Elyas, Alex Grimwood, Janine T Erler, Simon P Robinson, Thomas R Cox, Daniel Woods, Peter Clowes, Ramona De Luca, Franco Marinozzi, Jérémie Fromageau, Jeffrey C Bamber
Elastography, the imaging of elastic properties of soft tissues, is well developed for macroscopic clinical imaging of soft tissues and can provide useful information about various pathological processes which is complementary to that provided by the original modality. Scaling down of this technique should ply the field of cellular biology with valuable information with regard to elastic properties of cells and their environment. This paper evaluates the potential to develop such a tool by modifying a commercial optical coherence tomography (OCT) device to measure the speed of shear waves propagating in a three-dimensional (3D) medium...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107286/liver-stiffness-measured-by-shear-wave-elastography-for-evaluating-intra-hepatic-portal-hypertension-in-children
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Hee Mang Yoon, So Yeon Kim, Kyung Mo Kim, Seak Hee Oh, Gi-Young Ko, Yangsoon Park, Jin Seong Lee, Ah Young Jung, Young Ah Cho
OBJECTIVES: To correlate liver stiffness (LS) and hepatic venous-pressure gradient (HVPG) and to evaluate the diagnostic performance of shear-wave elastography (SWE) for predicting clinically significant portal hypertension in children with suspected liver diseases, in consideration of the reliability criteria. METHODS: We identified 33 SWEs from 32 children who underwent HVPG measurement within two weeks between June 2012 and October 2015. The correlation between LS and HVPG was assessed...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106535/viscoelastic-behaviour-of-hydrogel-based-composites-for-tissue-engineering-under-mechanical-load
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Rok Kocen, M Gasik, Ana Gantar, Sasa Novak
Along with biocompatibility, bioinductivity and appropriate biodegradation, mechanical properties are also of crucial importance for tissue engineering scaffolds. Hydrogels, such as gellan gum, are usually soft materials, which may benefit from the incorporation of inorganic particles, e.g. bioactive glass, not only due to the acquired bioactivity, but also due to improved mechanical properties. They exhibit complex viscoelastic properties, which can be evaluated in various ways. In this work, to reliably evaluate the effect of the bioactive glass addition on viscoelastic properties of the composite hydrogel, we employed and compared three most commonly used techniques, analyzing their advantages and limitations: monotonic uniaxial unconfined compression, small amplitude oscillatory shear (SAOS) rheology and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA)...
January 20, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106451/superfluid-behavior-of-active-suspensions-from-diffusive-stretching
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S C Takatori, J F Brady
The current understanding is that the non-Newtonian rheology of active matter suspensions is governed by fluid-mediated hydrodynamic interactions associated with active self-propulsion. Here we discover an additional contribution to the suspension shear stress that predicts both thickening and thinning behavior, even when there is no nematic ordering of the microswimmers with the imposed flow. A simple micromechanical model of active Brownian particles in homogeneous shear flow reveals the existence of off-diagonal shear components in the swim stress tensor, which are independent of hydrodynamic interactions and fluid disturbances...
January 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106420/long-lived-neighbors-determine-the-rheological-response-of-glasses
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M Laurati, P Maßhoff, K J Mutch, S U Egelhaaf, A Zaccone
Glasses exhibit a liquidlike structure but a solidlike rheological response with plastic deformations only occurring beyond yielding. Thus, predicting the rheological behavior from the microscopic structure is difficult, but important for materials science. Here, we consider colloidal suspensions and propose to supplement the static structural information with the local dynamics, namely, the rearrangement and breaking of the cage of neighbors. This is quantified by the mean squared nonaffine displacement and the number of particles that remain nearest neighbors for a long time, i...
January 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106134/application-of-3d-and-2d-quantitative-shear-wave-elastography-swe-to-differentiate-between-benign-and-malignant-breast-masses
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Jie Tian, Qianqi Liu, Xi Wang, Ping Xing, Zhuowen Yang, Changjun Wu
As breast cancer tissues are stiffer than normal tissues, shear wave elastography (SWE) can locally quantify tissue stiffness and provide histological information. Moreover, tissue stiffness can be observed on three-dimensional (3D) colour-coded elasticity maps. Our objective was to evaluate the diagnostic performances of quantitative features in differentiating breast masses by two-dimensional (2D) and 3D SWE. Two hundred ten consecutive women with 210 breast masses were examined with B-mode ultrasound (US) and SWE...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106012/high-pressure-structural-elastic-and-thermodynamic-properties-of-zircon-type-hopo4-and-tmpo4
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O Gomis, B Lavina, P Rodríguez-Hernández, A Muñoz, R Errandonea, D Errandonea, M Bettinelli
Zircon-type holmium phosphate (HoPO4) and thulium phosphate (TmPO4) have been studied by single-crystal x-ray diffraction and ab initio calculations. We report on the influence of pressure on the crystal structure, and on the elastic and thermodynamic properties. The equation of state for both compounds is accurately determined. We have also obtained information on the polyhedral compressibility which is used to explain the anisotropic axial compressibility and the bulk compressibility. Both compounds are ductile and more resistive to volume compression than to shear deformation at all pressures...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105702/hydrodynamic-effects-in-soft-matter-self-assembly-the-case-of-j-aggregates-of-amphiphilic-porphyrins
#16
REVIEW
Josep M Ribo, Zoubir El-Hachemi, Oriol Arteaga, Adolf Canillas, Joaquim Crusats
Chiral J-aggregates of achiral amphiphilic porphyrins (4-sulfonatophenyl and aryl meso-substituted porphyrins) show several effects under the hydrodynamic forces of common stirring. These effects can be classified as pure mechanic (e. g. elasticity, plasticity and breaking of the self-assembly non-covalent bonding) and chemically selective as detected in the formation/growth of the nanoparticles. Diastereoselective, enantioselective and, depending on the sign of chiral shear forces, even enantiospecific selections have been described...
January 20, 2017: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105260/shear-wave-elastography-in-hepatitis-c-patients-before-and-after-antiviral-therapy
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Toshikuni Suda, Osamu Okawa, Rion Masaoka, Yoshinori Gyotoku, Naohiko Tokutomi, Yasumi Katayama, Masaya Tamano
AIM: To investigate shear wave (SW) propagation velocity in patients with untreated hepatitis C and patients with sustained virological response (SVR). METHODS: A total of 136 hepatitis C patients [85 patients who had not received antiviral therapy (naïve group) and 51 patients who had received antiviral therapy and subsequently achieved SVR of at least 24 wk (SVR group)] and 58 healthy volunteers and outpatients without liver disease (control group) underwent evaluation of liver stiffness by SW elastography (SWE)...
January 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105257/ultrasound-shear-wave-elastography-and-liver-fibrosis-a-prospective-multicenter-study
#18
Joyce Anyona Sande, Suleman Verjee, Sudhir Vinayak, Farin Amersi, Munir Ghesani
AIM: To assess the accuracy of shear wave elastography (SWE) alone and in combination with aminotransferase platelet ratio index (APRI) score in the staging of liver fibrosis. METHODS: A multicenter prospective study was conducted to assess the accuracy of SWE (medians) and APRI to predict biopsy results. The analysis focused on distinguishing the different stages of liver disease, namely, F0 from F1-4, F0-1 from F2-4, F0-2 from F3-4 and F0-3 from F4; F0-F1 from F2-F4 being of primary interest...
January 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104528/cannabinoid-receptor-type-2-cb2-as-one-of-the-candidate-genes-in-human-carotid-plaque-imaging-evalu1ation-of-the-novel-radiotracer-11-c-rs-016-targeting-cb2-in-atherosclerosis
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Romana Meletta, Roger Slavik, Linjing Mu, Zoran Rancic, Nicole Borel, Roger Schibli, Simon M Ametamey, Stefanie D Krämer, Adrienne Müller Herde
INTRODUCTION: Endarterectomized human atherosclerotic plaques are a valuable basis for gene expression studies to disclose novel imaging biomarkers and therapeutic targets, such as the cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2). In this work, CB2 is expressed on activated immune cells, which are abundant in inflamed plaques. We evaluated the CB2-specific radiotracer [(11)C]RS-016 for imaging vascular inflammation in human and mouse atherosclerotic lesions. METHODS: The differential gene expression of microscopically classified human carotid plaques was evaluated using quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
January 8, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103013/building-nanoporous-metal-organic-frameworks-armour-on-fibers-for-high-performance-composite-materials
#20
Xiaobin Yang, Xu Jiang, Yudong Huang, Zhanhu Guo, Lu Shao
The nanoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) "armour" is in situ intergrown onto the surfaces of carbon fibers (CFs) by nitric acid oxidization to supply nucleation sites, and serves as a novel interfacial linker between the fiber and polymer matrix and a smart cushion to release interior and exterior applied forces. Simultaneous enhancements of the interfacial and interlaminar shear strength as well as the tensile strength of CFs were achieved. With the aid of an ultrasonic "cleaning" process, the optimized surface energy and tensile strength of CFs with a MOF "armour" are 83...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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