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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334580/the-power-load-relationship-during-a-countermovement-jump-a-joint-level-analysis
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Kym J Williams, Dale W Chapman, Elissa J Phillips, Nick Ball
This study aimed to investigate if hip, knee and ankle peak power is influenced by the relative load lifted, altering the joint and system load-power relationship during a countermovement jump (CMJ). Twenty-Three male national representative athletes (age: 20.3 ± 3.1y, squat 1RM: 133.8 ± 24.8kg) completed three CMJs at relative barbell loads of 0, 10, 20, 30 and 40% of an athlete's estimated back squat 1RM. Ground reaction force and joint kinematics were captured using a 16 camera motion capture array integrated with two in ground tri-axial force plates...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334554/the-systemic-immune-inflammation-index-independently-predicts-survival-and-recurrence-in-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-and-its-prognostic-value-depends-on-bilirubin-levels-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-study
#2
Mohammad Hosein Aziz, Kostandinos Sideras, Nasir Ahmad Aziz, Katya Mauff, Roel Haen, Daphne Roos, Lawlaw Saida, Mustafa Suker, Erwin van der Harst, Jan Sven Mieog, Bert A Bonsing, Yarne Klaver, Bas Groot Koerkamp, Casper H van Eijck
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the prognostic significance of the systemic-immune-inflammation index (SIII) in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer, using cancer-specific survival as the primary outcome. BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is associated with a dysfunctional immune system and poor prognosis. We examined the prognostic significance of the SIII in patients with resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and the effects of bilirubin on this index...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334488/severe-intraocular-pressure-elevation-after-intracameral-healon-5-viscoelastic-support-for-post-operative-hypotony-after-xen-gel-stent-insertion
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Alice Bruynseels, Freda Sii, Imran Masood, Peter Shah
PURPOSE: To describe (i) a novel case of severe intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation due to intracameral Healon 5 for management of early post-operative hypotony following XEN Gel Stent insertion and (ii) the management of this complication. METHODS: A case report. RESULTS: A 52-year-old male, with primary open angle glaucoma and suboptimal left IOP control on maximally tolerated medical therapy, was managed with XEN Gel Stent insertion at another tertiary eye unit...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334460/multiple-stimuli-responses-of-stereo-isomers-of-aie-active-ethynylene-bridged-and-pyridyl-modified-tetraphenylethene
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Zhaoyang Wang, Xiao Cheng, Anjun Qin, Haoke Zhang, Jing Zhi Sun, Ben Zhong Tang
Luminescent molecules with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) property, or AIE-gens are typical stimuli-responsive materials and many AIE-gens have shown luminescent responses to mechano-, thermo-, electro-, vapo- and/or solvato-stimulus, but the detailed structure-property relationship has been addressed for only few of them. Here, we report a tetraphenylethene (TPE) derivative with pyridyl modifiers and ethynylene bridges. The (Z)- and (E)-isomers are clearly purified and both of them are AIE-active and demonstrate multiple luminescent responses to external stimuli...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334399/chondrocyte-burst-promotes-space-for-mineral-expansion
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Emilio Satoshi Hara, Masahiro Okada, Noriyuki Nagaoka, Takako Hattori, Letycia Mary Iida, Takuo Kuboki, Takayoshi Nakano, Takuya Matsumoto
Analysis of tissue development from multidisciplinary approaches can result in more integrative biological findings, and can eventually allow the development of more effective bioengineering methods. In this study, we analyzed the initial steps of mineral formation during secondary ossification of mouse femur based on biological and bioengineering approaches. We first found that some chondrocytes burst near the mineralized area. External factors that could trigger chondrocyte burst were then investigated. Chondrocyte burst was shown to be modulated by mechanical and osmotic pressure...
January 15, 2018: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334393/facile-fabrication-and-characterization-of-two-dimensional-bismuth-iii-sulfide-nanosheets-for-high-performance-photodetector-applications-under-ambient-conditions
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Weichun Huang, Chenyang Xing, Yunzheng Wang, Zhongjun Li, Leiming Wu, Dingtao Ma, Xiaoyu Dai, Yuanjiang Xiang, Jianqing Li, Dianyuan Fan, Han Zhang
Two-dimensional (2D) bismuth(iii) sulfide (Bi2S3) nanosheets as non-toxic graphene-like nanomaterials were successfully fabricated by a facile liquid phase exfoliation (LPE) method. A robust photodetector employing a Bi2S3 nanosheet film has been fabricated for the first time via a facile fabrication process on an ITO-coated glass. UV-Vis and Raman spectroscopy techniques were carried out and they confirmed the inherent optical and physical properties of Bi2S3 nanosheets. Photoelectrochemical (PEC) measurements demonstrate that a significantly higher photocurrent density (42 μA cm-2) and enhanced photoresponsivity (210 μA W-1), at a lower bias potential in alkaline solution, of the Bi2S3 nanosheet-based photodetector are achieved, compared with those of other 2D nanomaterial-based photodetectors under light irradiation...
January 15, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334389/effect-of-coordination-geometry-on-the-magnetic-properties-of-a-series-of-ln2-and-ln4-hydroxo-clusters
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Amaleswari Rasamsetty, Chinmoy Das, E Carolina Sañudo, Maheswaran Shanmugam, Viswanathan Baskar
A series of three isostructural tetranuclear complexes with the general molecular formula [Ln4(μ3-OH)4(L)4(μ2-piv)4(MeOH)4] (Ln = Gd 1, Dy 2 and Ho 3; LH = [1,3-bis(o-methoxyphenyl)-propane-1,3-dione]) were isolated and unambiguously characterized by single crystal XRD. Under similar reaction conditions, simply changing the co-ligand from pivalate to 2,6-bis(hydroxymethyl)-p-cresol (LH'3) led to the isolation of dinuclear Ln(iii) complexes with the general molecular formula [Ln2(L)4(μ2-LH'2)2]·4DMF (Ln = Gd 4, Dy 5 and Ho 6)...
January 15, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334358/fingerprints-of-a-position-dependent-fermi-velocity-on-scanning-tunnelling-spectra-of-strained-graphene
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Maurice Oliva-Leyva, José Eduardo Barrios-Vargas, Chumin Wang
Nonuniform strain in graphene induces a position dependence of the Fermi velocity, as recently demonstrated by scanning tunnelling spectroscopy experiments. In this work, we study the effects of a position-dependent Fermi velocity on the local density of states (LDOS) of strained graphene, without and with the presence of a uniform magnetic field. The variation of LDOS obtained from tight-binding calculations is successfully explained by analytical expressions derived within the Dirac approach. These expressions also rectify a rough Fermi velocity substitution used in the literature that neglects the strain-induced anisotropy...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334140/slit-tubes-for-semisoft-pneumatic-actuators
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Lee Belding, Bilge Baytekin, Hasan Tarik Baytekin, Philipp Rothemund, Mohit S Verma, Alex Nemiroski, Dan Sameoto, Bartosz A Grzybowski, George M Whitesides
This article describes a new principle for designing soft or 'semisoft' pneumatic actuators: SLiT (for SLit-in-Tube) actuators. Inflating an elastomeric balloon, when enclosed by an external shell (a material with higher Young's modulus) containing slits of different directions and lengths, produces a variety of motions, including bending, twisting, contraction, and elongation. The requisite pressure for actuation depends on the length of the slits, and this dependence allows sequential actuation by controlling the applied pressure...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334135/liquid-letters
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Shaowei Shi, Xubo Liu, Yanan Li, Xuefei Wu, Dong Wang, Joe Forth, Thomas P Russell
Using the interfacial jamming of cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) surfactants, a new concept, termed all-liquid molding, is introduced to produce all-liquid objects that retain the shape and details of the mold with high fidelity, yet remain all liquid and are responsive to external stimuli. This simple process, where the viscosity of the CNC dispersion can range from that of water to a crosslinked gel, opens tremendous opportunities for encapsulation, delivery systems, and unique microfluidic devices. The process described is generally applicable to any functionalized nanoparticles dispersed in one liquid and polymer ligands having complementary functionality dissolved in a second immiscible liquid...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334102/ru-nanoparticles-dispersed-on-magnetic-yolk-shell-nanoarchitectures-with-fe3o4-core-and-sulfoacid-containing-periodic-mesoporous-organosilica-shell-as-bifunctional-catalysts-for-direct-conversion-of-cellulose-to-isosorbide
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Ying Yang, Wen Zhang, Feng Yang, Biao Zhou, Dehong Zeng, Na Zhang, Guoming Zhao, Shijie Hao, Xin Zhang
A green and sustainable approach for biorefining involves the development of bifunctional catalysts for the one-pot conversion of cellulosic biomass to isosorbide. This requires highly efficient, easily separated and versatile metal-acid catalysts for hydrolysis-hydrogenation-dehydration cascade reactions. Herein, we report a new type of metal-acid bifunctional catalyst by dispersing Ru nanoparticles (NPs) on magnetic yolk-shell nanoarchitectures comprising an Fe3O4 core and a sulfoacid (SO3H)-containing periodic mesoporous organosilica shell...
January 15, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334013/understanding-teacher-change-a-national-survey-of-u-s-physical-educators
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Ben D Kern, Kim C Graber
Physical education is critical to addressing childhood obesity, yet many school-based programs do not meet established quality standards and teachers are called upon to change. Little is known about how change is initiated and its associated internal and external factors. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate physical education teacher change that was self-initiated and externally initiated and to examine dispositions toward the change process relative to initiation. METHOD: A random national sample of physical educators representing each SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators regional district participated in a survey measuring past programming changes, primary initiators of change, and teachers' dispositions toward change...
January 15, 2018: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333958/focal-mri-guided-salvage-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-in-patients-with-radiorecurrent-prostate-cancer
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Metha Maenhout, Max Peters, Marco van Vulpen, Marinus A Moerland, Richard P Meijer, Maurice A A J van den Bosch, Paul L Nguyen, Steven J Frank, Jochem R N van der Voort van Zyp
INTRODUCTION: Whole-gland salvage treatment of radiorecurrent prostate cancer has a high rate of severe toxicity. The standard of care in case of a biochemical recurrence is androgen deprivation treatment, which is associated with morbidity and negative effects on quality of life. A salvage treatment with acceptable toxicity might postpone the start of androgen deprivation treatment, might have a positive influence on the patients' quality of life, and might even be curative. Here, toxicity and biochemical outcome are described after magnetic resonance imaging-guided focal salvage high-dose-rate brachytherapy in patients with radiorecurrent prostate cancer...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333908/false-positive-acetylcholine-receptor-antibodies-in-a-case-of-unilateral-chronic-progressive-external-ophthalmoplegia-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Rehan Rajput, Amun Sachdev, Nizar Din, Erika Marie Damato, Aidan Murray
METHODS: We present a rare case with atypical presenting features of unilateral CPEO with a false positive Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody (AchRA) test resulting in diagnostic delay. We illustrate the unilateral nature of this case and demonstrate the caveats of performing myogenic ptosis correction in such patients. We also discuss the differential diagnosis of false positive AchRA, a test commonly performed in the investigation of ptosis. RESULTS: A 34-year old female presented with a more than 3-year history of slowly-progressive, unilateral, right-sided restriction in eye movements and ptosis...
January 15, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333753/comparative-performance-of-different-scale-down-simulators-of-substrate-gradients-in-penicillium-chrysogenum-cultures-the-need-of-a-biological-systems-response-analysis
#15
Guan Wang, Junfei Zhao, Cees Haringa, Wenjun Tang, Jianye Xia, Ju Chu, Yingping Zhuang, Siliang Zhang, Amit T Deshmukh, Walter van Gulik, Joseph J Heijnen, Henk J Noorman
In a 54 m3 large-scale penicillin fermentor, the cells experience substrate gradient cycles at the timescales of global mixing time about 20-40 s. Here, we used an intermittent feeding regime (IFR) and a two-compartment reactor (TCR) to mimic these substrate gradients at laboratory-scale continuous cultures. The IFR was applied to simulate substrate dynamics experienced by the cells at full scale at timescales of tens of seconds to minutes (30 s, 3 min and 6 min), while the TCR was designed to simulate substrate gradients at an applied mean residence time (τc) of 6 min...
January 15, 2018: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333682/selective-extraction-of-bisphenol-a-from-water-by-one-monomer-molecularly-imprinted-magnetic-nanoparticles
#16
Zhenkun Lin, Yanfang Zhang, Yu Su, Jinxia Qi, Yinhang Jia, Changjiang Huang, Qiaoxiang Dong
One-monomer molecularly imprinted magnetic nanoparticles were prepared as adsorbents for selective extraction of bisphenol A from water in this study. A single bi-functional monomer was adopted for preparation of the molecularly imprinted polymer, avoiding the tedious trial-and-error optimizations as traditional strategy. Moreover, bisphenol F was used as the dummy template for bisphenol A to avoid the interference from residual template molecules. These nanoparticles not only showed large adsorption capacity and good selectivity to the bisphenol A, but also outstanding magnetic response performance...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333621/characterization-of-mouse-neuro-urological-dynamics-in-a-novel-decerebrate-arterially-perfused-mouse-dapm-preparation
#17
Hiroki Ito, Marcus J Drake, Christopher H Fry, Anthony J Kanai, Anthony E Pickering
AIM: To develop the decerebrate arterially perfused mouse (DAPM) preparation, a novel voiding model of the lower urinary tract (LUT) that enables in vitro-like access with in vivo-like neural connectivity. METHODS: Adult male mice were decerebrated and arterially perfused with a carbogenated, Ringer's solution to establish the DAPM. To allow distinction between central and peripheral actions of interventions, experiments were conducted in both the DAPM and in a "pithed" DAPM which has no brainstem or spinal cord control...
January 15, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333618/age-associated-urethral-dysfunction-in-urethane-anesthetized-rats
#18
Ryu Kimura, Minoru Miyazato, Asuka Ashikari, Takuma Oshiro, Seiichi Saito
AIMS: We aimed to investigate the age-associated changes in movement coordination between the urinary bladder and the urethra in rats. METHODS: A total of 17 female Sprague-Dawley rats were used. The rats were divided into young (3 months old) and middle-aged (12-15 months old) groups. In both groups, isovolumetric cystometry and urethral perfusion pressure (UPP) measurements were performed under urethane anesthesia. After the rhythmic bladder contractions stabilized, L-arginine, a nitric oxide (NO) substrate (100 mg/kg), was administered intravenously in both groups...
January 15, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333594/ras-testing-for-colorectal-cancer-patients-is-reliable-in-european-laboratories-that-pass-external-quality-assessment
#19
V Tack, M J L Ligtenberg, A G Siebers, P D M Rombout, P D Dabir, R D A Weren, J H J M van Krieken, E M C Dequeker
Wild-type status of KRAS and the NRAS gene (exon 2, 3, and 4) in the tumor should be determined before treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients with EGFR-targeting agents. There is a large variation in test methods to determine RAS status, and more sensitive detection methods were recently introduced. Data from quality assessment programs indicate substantial error rates. This study assessed the completeness and correctness of RAS testing in European laboratories that successfully passed external quality assessment (EQA)...
January 15, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333205/high-aspect-ratio-induced-spontaneous-generation-of-monodisperse-picolitre-droplets-for-digital-pcr
#20
Xiaonan Xu, Haojun Yuan, Ruyuan Song, Miao Yu, Ho Yin Chung, Youmin Hou, Yuhe Shang, Hongbo Zhou, Shuhuai Yao
Droplet microfluidics, which involves micrometer-sized emulsion droplets on a microfabricated platform, has been demonstrated as a unique system for many biological and chemical applications. Robust and scalable generation of monodisperse droplets at high throughput is of fundamental importance for droplet microfluidics. Classic designs for droplet generation employ shear fluid dynamics to induce the breakup of droplets in a two-phase flow and the droplet size is sensitive to flow rate fluctuations, often resulting in polydispersity...
January 2018: Biomicrofluidics
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