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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740362/scleral-wound-healing-with-cross-link-technique-using-riboflavin-and-ultraviolet-a-on-rabbit-eyes
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Nadyr A Damasceno, Nadia C Miguel, Marcelo Palis Ventura, Miguel Burnier, Marcos P Avila, Eduardo F Damasceno
PURPOSE: The aim of study was to evaluate the cross-link using riboflavin and ultraviolet A (UVA) for improving scleral wound healing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an experimental study involving four New Zealand rabbits (eight eyes). Therapy procedure was chosen for the right eye and control procedure for the left one. UVA irradiation of 365 nm with a surface irradiance of 3 mW/cm(2) and a photosensitizer of riboflavin drops were applied for 30 minutes on the right eye at 2 mm from the limbus...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738229/a-facile-one-step-method-for-cell-lysis-and-dna-extraction-of-waterborne-pathogens-using-a-microchip
#2
Vivek Kamat, Sulaxna Pandey, Kishore Paknikar, Dhananjay Bodas
Globally, waterborne organisms are the primary causative agents for the transmission of various forms of diarrheal diseases. For accurate diagnosis, molecular tools have gained considerable attention in the recent past. Molecular tools require DNA as the starting material for diagnosis, and hence, a prerequisite is the quality and integrity of DNA. To obtain high quality DNA rapidly, we have fabricated a microchip in poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS) by soft lithography process. The microchip facilitated in-flow coating of chitosan on the magnetic nanoparticles, which under external mechanical vibration caused cell lysis and released DNA in the supernatant...
July 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735787/chemical-physical-properties-and-apatite-forming-ability-of-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-flow
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Bruno Martini Guimarães, Rodrigo Ricci Vivan, Bruno Piazza, Murilo Priori Alcalde, Clovis Monteiro Bramante, Marco Antonio Hungaro Duarte
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to analyze the chemical-physical properties, including pH, volumetric change, radiopacity, and apatite-forming ability in simulated body fluid, of a new tricalcium silicate material (MTA Flow; Ultradent Products Inc, South Jordan, UT). METHODS: MTA Flow was tested in comparison with MTA Angelus (Angelus, Londrina, PR, Brazil). The pH of soaking water was tested up to 168 hours in deionized water. In the solubility test, the root-end fillings of 20 acrylic teeth were scanned twice by micro-computed tomographic imaging before and after immersion in ultrapure water for 168 hours...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735674/effect-of-mouse-strain-on-equine-herpesvirus-9-infection
#4
E El-Nahass, N El-Habashi, Kh M El-Dakhly, Y Tsuchiya, T Yanai
The infectivity of equine herpesvirus (EHV)-9 has been studied in different animal models including immunocompromised animals. The current study focused on the infectivity of EHV-9 in different mouse strains (C3H, C57BL, DBA, BALB/c-nu/nu, BALB/c and ICR) by intranasal inoculation of 2 × 10(6) plaque forming units (PFU). Various organs, including head and lungs, were collected 7 days post infection (dpi) to investigate microscopical lesions and the distribution of EHV-9 antigen. Immunopositivity of tissue sections was scored using ImageJ software...
July 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735392/mining-and-quantifying-in-vivo-molecular-interactions-in-abiotic-stress-acclimation
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Thorsten Seidel, Derya Kirasi
Stress acclimation is initialized by sensing the stressor, transducing the signal, and inducing the response. In particular, the signal transduction is driven by protein-protein interactions and the response might involve de novo complex formation, shifts in subcellular localization and, thus, transportation that is mediated by other proteins. The investigation of protein-protein interactions and their regulation upon abiotic stress is crucial for a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms. FRET measurements by sensitized emission allow for the analysis of protein-protein interactions in real time and have a high potential to provide new insights into the regulation of protein-protein interaction with respect to subcellular localization and time...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734161/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-extraction-solvent-and-organ-selection-on-the-chemical-profile-of-astragalus-spinosus-using-hptlc-multivariate-image-analysis
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Eman Shawky, Dina A Selim
The evaluation of extraction protocols for untargeted and targeted metabolomics was implemented for root and aerial organs of Astragalus spinosus in this work. The efficiency and complementarity of commonly used extraction solvents, namely petroleum ether, methylene chloride, ethyl acetate and n-butanol were considered for method evaluation using chemometric techniques in conjunction with new, simple, and fast high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) method for fingerprint analysis by extracting information from a digitalized HPTLC plate using ImageJ software...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729343/flowtrace-simple-visualization-of-coherent-structures-in-biological-fluid-flows
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William Gilpin, Vivek N Prakash, Manu Prakash
We present a simple, intuitive algorithm for visualizing time-varying flow fields that can reveal complex flow structures with minimal user intervention. We apply this technique to a variety of biological systems, including the swimming currents of invertebrates and the collective motion of swarms of insects. We compare our results to more experimentally-difficult and mathematically-sophisticated techniques for identifying patterns in fluid flows, and suggest that our tool represents an essential "middle ground" allowing experimentalists to easily determine whether a system exhibits interesting flow patterns and coherent structures without resorting to more intensive techniques...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723846/value-of-fractal-analysis-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-various-stages-of-diabetic-retinopathy
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Suruchi Bhardwaj, Edmund Tsui, Sarwar Zahid, Emma Young, Nitish Mehta, Steven Agemy, Patricia Garcia, Richard B Rosen, Joshua A Young
PURPOSE: To use fractal dimensional analysis to investigate retinal vascular disease patterns in patients with diabetic retinopathy using spectral domain optical coherence tomography angiography. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted which included 49 eyes from 26 control subjects and 58 eyes from 35 patients known to have diabetic retinopathy. Of the 58 eyes with known retinopathy, 31 were categorized as nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (13 mild, 9 moderate, and 9 severe) and 27 were categorized as proliferative diabetic retinopathy...
July 18, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723733/hering-s-law-in-congenital-ptosis-evaluation-of-the-contralateral-response-to-unilateral-congenital-ptosis-repair
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Thomas J E Clark, Wesley J Klejch, Kai Wang, Richard C Allen, Jeffrey A Nerad, Keith D Carter, Erin M Shriver
PURPOSE: To determine the applicability and clinical relevance of Hering's law for the eyelids in cases of congenital ptosis. METHODS: A retrospective chart review and digital photograph analysis of patients who underwent unilateral congenital ptosis repair at a tertiary, university-based, Oculoplastics clinic was conducted. Pre- and postoperative eyelid height (marginal reflex distance), upper eyelid symmetry, and brow position were determined using ImageJ analysis software...
July 18, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716570/protective-effects-of-pistacia-lentiscus-l-fruit-extract-against-calcium-oxalate-monohydrate-induced-proximal-tubular-injury
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Nassima Cheraft-Bahloul, Cécile Husson, Meriam Ourtioualous, Sébastien Sinaeve, Djebbar Atmani, Caroline Stévigny, Joëlle L Nortier, Marie-Hélène Antoine
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The world prevalence of kidney stones is increasing and plants are frequently used to treat urolithiasis. Pistacia lentiscus L, a plant which freely grows around the Mediterranean basin areas, is widely used for various pathologies. P. lentiscus has an important impact as it has economical value on top of its pharmacological interest. Decoctions of its aerial parts and/or resin are used to treat kidney stones. AIM OF THE STUDY: To in vitro assess the potential nephroprotective effect of Pistacia lentiscus ethanolic fruit extract (PLEF) on proximal tubular cells in response to the adhesion of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) crystals...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708494/relationship-between-echotextural-and-histomorphometric-characteristics-of-stallion-testes
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Malgorzata Pozor, Heather Morrissey, Valeria Albanese, Natalie Khouzam, Alexis Deriberprey, Margo L Macpherson, Audrey A Kelleman
The goal of this study was to investigate correlations between objective measures of testicular echotexture and histomorphometric attributes related to the histological composition of stallion testes. Fifty-four scrotal testes were obtained from three groups of stallions during routine castrations: colts <1 yr old (n = 18), young stallions 1-5 yrs old (n = 27), mature stallions > 5 yrs old (n = 9). In addition, two scrotal testes with degeneration, 16 retained inguinal and 10 retained abdominal testes were surgically obtained...
June 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699172/outcomes-of-medialization-laryngoplasty-with-and-without-arytenoid-adduction
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Joseph Chang, Sarah L Schneider, James Curtis, Jonelyn Langenstein, Mark S Courey, Katherine C Yung
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the effect of medialization laryngoplasty (ML) performed alone compared to ML with arytenoid adduction (AA) on glottic gap and voice quality in unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) patients. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: UVFP patients treated with ML alone and ML with AA at the University of California San Francisco Voice and Swallowing Center were identified. Demographic information and history of laryngeal procedures were collected...
July 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694478/mist-accurate-and-scalable-microscopy-image-stitching-tool-with-stage-modeling-and-error-minimization
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Joe Chalfoun, Michael Majurski, Tim Blattner, Kiran Bhadriraju, Walid Keyrouz, Peter Bajcsy, Mary Brady
Automated microscopy can image specimens larger than the microscope's field of view (FOV) by stitching overlapping image tiles. It also enables time-lapse studies of entire cell cultures in multiple imaging modalities. We created MIST (Microscopy Image Stitching Tool) for rapid and accurate stitching of large 2D time-lapse mosaics. MIST estimates the mechanical stage model parameters (actuator backlash, and stage repeatability 'r') from computed pairwise translations and then minimizes stitching errors by optimizing the translations within a (4r)(2) square area...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693787/secretin-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-for-assessing-pancreatic-secretory-function-in-children
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Andrew T Trout, Daniel B Wallihan, Suraj Serai, Maisam Abu-El-Haija
OBJECTIVE: To assess the accuracy and interrater reproducibility of measurements of pancreatic secretory function by magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in response to secretin administration and to describe our experience using the technique to noninvasively assess pancreatic secretory function in a pediatric population. STUDY DESIGN: In the accuracy study, phantoms with varying fluid volume (47-206 mL) were imaged using the clinical quantification sequence...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683129/slidej-an-imagej-plugin-for-automated-processing-of-whole-slide-images
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Vincenzo Della Mea, Giulia L Baroni, David Pilutti, Carla Di Loreto
The digital slide, or Whole Slide Image, is a digital image, acquired with specific scanners, that represents a complete tissue sample or cytological specimen at microscopic level. While Whole Slide image analysis is recognized among the most interesting opportunities, the typical size of such images-up to Gpixels- can be very demanding in terms of memory requirements. Thus, while algorithms and tools for processing and analysis of single microscopic field images are available, Whole Slide images size makes the direct use of such tools prohibitive or impossible...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680843/application-of-a-newly-developed-software-program-for-image-quality-assessment-in-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Marcus Vinicius Linhares de Oliveira, António Carvalho Santos, Graciano Paulo, Paulo Sergio Flores Campos, Joana Santos
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to apply a newly developed free software program, at low cost and with minimal time, to evaluate the quality of dental and maxillofacial cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) phantom, CQP-IFBA, was scanned in 3 CBCT units with 7 protocols. A macro program was developed, using the free software ImageJ, to automatically evaluate the image quality parameters. The image quality evaluation was based on 8 parameters: uniformity, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), noise, the contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR), spatial resolution, the artifact index, geometric accuracy, and low-contrast resolution...
June 2017: Imaging Science in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680553/adaptation-of-zirconia-crowns-created-by-conventional-versus-optical-impression-in-vitro-study
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Sibel Cetik, Babak Bahrami, InÈs Fossoyeux, Ramin Atash
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the precision of optical impression (Trios, 3Shape) versus that of conventional impression (Imprint IV, 3M-ESPE) with three different margins (shoulder, chamfer, and knife-edge) on Frasaco teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample comprised of 60 zirconia half-crowns, divided into six groups according to the type of impression and margin. Scanning electron microscopy enabled us to analyze the gap between the zirconia crowns and the Frasaco teeth, using ImageJ software, based on eight reproducible and standardized measuring points...
June 2017: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679111/understanding-the-fundamental-mechanisms-of-biofilms-development-and-dispersal-biam-biofilm-intensity-and-architecture-measurement-a-new-tool-for-studying-biofilms-as-a-function-of-their-architecture-and-fluorescence-intensity
#18
Marine Baudin, Bertrand Cinquin, Bianca Sclavi, Dominique Pareau, Filipa Lopes
Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) is one of the most relevant technologies for studying biofilms in situ. Several tools have been developed to investigate and quantify the architecture of biofilms. However, an approach to quantify correctly the evolution of intensity of a fluorescent signal as a function of the structural parameters of a biofilm is still lacking. Here we present a tool developed in the ImageJ open source software that can be used to extract both structural and fluorescence intensity from CLSM data: BIAM (Biofilm Intensity and Architecture Measurement)...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656722/formation-of-spheroids-by-dental-pulp-derived-cells-in-the-presence-of-hypoxia-and-hypoxia-mimetic-agents
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K Janjić, B Lilaj, A Moritz, H Agis
AIM: To evaluate the impact of hypoxia and hypoxia mimetic agents (HMA) on the formation and activity of spheroids by dental pulp-derived cells (DPC). METHODOLOGY: DPC on agarose-coated plates were treated with hypoxia and the HMA dimethyloxallyl glycine (DMOG), desferrioxamine (DFO) and L-mimosine (L-MIM). Images of spheroids were taken directly after seeding and at 6h and 24h. Spheroid sizes were quantified by area measurement with ImageJ software. Viability was assessed with Live-Dead staining, MTT and resazurin-based toxicity assay...
June 28, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654075/clock-scan-protocol-for-image-analysis-imagej-plugins
#20
Maxim Dobretsov, Georg Petkau, Abdallah Hayar, Eugen Petkau
The clock scan protocol for image analysis is an efficient tool to quantify the average pixel intensity within, at the border, and outside (background) a closed or segmented convex-shaped region of interest, leading to the generation of an averaged integral radial pixel-intensity profile. This protocol was originally developed in 2006, as a visual basic 6 script, but as such, it had limited distribution. To address this problem and to join similar recent efforts by others, we converted the original clock scan protocol code into two Java-based plugins compatible with NIH-sponsored and freely available image analysis programs like ImageJ or Fiji ImageJ...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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