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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934848/profiling-of-serum-metabolites-using-maldi-tof-and-triple-tof-mass-spectrometry-to-develop-a-screen-for-ovarian-cancer
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Jun Hwa Lee, Yun Hwan Kim, Kyung-Hee Kim, Jae Youl Cho, Sang Myung Woo, Byong Chul Yoo, Seung Cheol Kim
Purpose: We sought to develop a matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF)-based, ovarian cancer (OVC), low-mass-ion discriminant equation (LOME) and to evaluate a possible supportive role for triple-TOF mass analysis in identifying metabolic biomarkers. Materials and Methods: A total of 114 serum samples from patients with OVC and benign ovarian tumors were subjected to MALDI-TOF analysis and a total of 137 serum samples from healthy female individuals and patients with OVC, colorectal cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, and pancreatic cancer were subjected to triple-TOF analysis...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934804/comparison-of-7-surgical-interventions-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-network-meta-analysis
#2
Fan Feng, Qianqian Xu, Feifei Yan, Yuanlong Xie, Zhouming Deng, Chao Hu, Xiaobin Zhu, Lin Cai
BACKGROUND: The number of interventions on intervertebral discs rapidly increased and the treatment options for lumbar disc surgery quickly evolved. It is important that the safety and efficacy of all new innovative procedures be compared with currently accepted forms of treatment; however, the previous pairwise meta-analyses could not develop the hierarchy of these treatments. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study is to perform a network meta-analysis to evaluate the clinical results of 7 surgical interventions for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934699/pseudopotential-calculations-of-alsb-under-pressure
#3
H Algarni, O A Al-Hagan, N Bouarissa, M A Khan, T F Alhuwaymel
The dependence on hydrostatic pressure of the electronic and optical properties of zinc-blende AlSb semiconducting material in the pressure range of 0-20kbar has been reported using a pseudopotential approach. At zero pressure, our findings showed that the electron and heavy hole effective masses are 0.11 and 0.38m0, respectively. Moreover, our results yielded values of 3.3289 and 11.08 for refractive index and high frequency dielectric constant, respectively. These results are found to be in good accord with experiment...
September 14, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934376/managing-menopausal-symptoms-and-associated-clinical-issues-in-breast-cancer-survivors
#4
Richard J Santen, Cynthia A Stuenkel, Susan R Davis, JoAnn V Pinkerton, Anne Gompel, Mary Ann Lumsden
Objective: Review evidence to guide the management of menopausal signs and symptoms in women after breast cancer and make recommendations accordingly. Evidence: Randomized controlled clinical trials, observational studies, evidence- based guidelines, and expert opinion from professional societies. Background: Several symptoms and clinical problems associated with estrogen depletion -sleep disorders, vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), vasomotor symptoms (VMS), mood changes, depressive symptoms, cardiovascular disease, osteopenia and osteoporosis- confront the estimated 9...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934160/zy3-02-laser-altimeter-footprint-geolocation-prediction
#5
Junfeng Xie, Xinming Tang, Fan Mo, Guoyuan Li, Guangbin Zhu, Zhenming Wang, Xingke Fu, Xiaoming Gao, Xianhui Dou
Successfully launched on 30 May 2016, ZY3-02 is the first Chinese surveying and mapping satellite equipped with a lightweight laser altimeter. Calibration is necessary before the laser altimeter becomes operational. Laser footprint location prediction is the first step in calibration that is based on ground infrared detectors, and it is difficult because the sample frequency of the ZY3-02 laser altimeter is 2 Hz, and the distance between two adjacent laser footprints is about 3.5 km. In this paper, we build an on-orbit rigorous geometric prediction model referenced to the rigorous geometric model of optical remote sensing satellites...
September 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934132/surface-modification-of-polymer-substrates-for-biomedical-applications
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Oldřich Neděla, Petr Slepička, Václav Švorčík
While polymers are widely utilized materials in the biomedical industry, they are rarely used in an unmodified state. Some kind of a surface treatment is often necessary to achieve properties suitable for specific applications. There are multiple methods of surface treatment, each with their own pros and cons, such as plasma and laser treatment, UV lamp modification, etching, grafting, metallization, ion sputtering and others. An appropriate treatment can change the physico-chemical properties of the surface of a polymer in a way that makes it attractive for a variety of biological compounds, or, on the contrary, makes the polymer exhibit antibacterial or cytotoxic properties, thus making the polymer usable in a variety of biomedical applications...
September 21, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934107/cultivar-and-metal-specific-effects-of-endophytic-bacteria-in-helianthus-tuberosus-exposed-to-cd-and-zn
#7
Blanca Montalbán, Sofie Thijs, Mª Carmen Lobo, Nele Weyens, Marcel Ameloot, Jaco Vangronsveld, Araceli Pérez-Sanz
Plant growth promoting endophytic bacteria (PGPB) isolated from Brassica napus were inoculated in two cultivars of Helianthus tuberosus (VR and D19) growing on sand supplemented with 0.1 mM Cd or 1 mM Zn. Plant growth, concentrations of metals and thiobarbituric acid (TBA) reactive compounds were determined. Colonization of roots of H. tuberosus D19 by Pseudomonas sp. 262 was evaluated using confocal laser scanning microscopy. Pseudomonas sp. 228, Serratia sp. 246 and Pseudomonas sp. 262 significantly enhanced growth of H...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934029/comparative-proteomics-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-response-to-vancomycin-treatment
#8
Xiao-Yan Yang, Jing-Yu Xu, Qiu-Xia Wei, Xuesong Sun, Qing-Yu He
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a gram-positive pathogen that causes otitis media, pneumonia, meningitis, and other serious diseases. Vancomycin is one of the most important drugs currently used for the treatment of gram-positive bacterial infections, representing, importantly, the last line of defense against bacteria that have developed resistance to other antibiotics. While primary efforts of most investigations focused on the antibacterial mechanism of vancomycin, few studies have been performed to assess the tolerance mechanism of bacteria to vancomycin...
September 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933966/mobile-laser-indirect-ophthalmoscope-for-the-induction-of-choroidal-neovascularization-in-a-mouse-model
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Dov Weinberger, Elite Bor-Shavit, Tilda Barliya, Mor Dahbash, Opher Kinrot, Dan D Gaton, Yael Nisgav, Tami Livnat
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate and standardize the reliability of a mobile laser indirect ophthalmoscope in the induction of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in a mouse model. MATERIALS & METHODS: A diode laser indirect ophthalmoscope was used to induce CNV in pigmented male C57BL/6J mice. Standardization of spot size and laser intensity was determined using different aspheric lenses with increasing laser intensities applied around the optic disc. Development of CNV was evaluated 1, 5, and 14 days post laser application using fluorescein angiography (FA), histology, and choroidal flat mounts stained for the endothelial marker CD31 and FITC-dextran...
September 21, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933536/a-bimetallic-silver-neodymium-theranostic-nanoparticle-with-multimodal-nir-mri-ct-imaging-and-combined-chemo-photothermal-therapy
#10
Sandeep K Mishra, S Kannan
An engineered metallic nanostructure is an excellent candidate for "theranosis" of cancer, having intrinsic properties of multimodal imaging and therapy. Toward this target, the development of silver-neodymium bimetallic nanoparticles (Ag-Nd BNPs) via microwave-assisted polyol synthesis is presented. The resultant Ag-Nd BNPs exhibit good monodispersity with average size of 10 nm, fluorescence in the near-infrared (NIR) region, and magnetic properties. The Ag-Nd BNPs also validate MRI, CT, and NIR trimodal imaging ability and enunciate valuable temperature response upon irradiation under a NIR laser...
September 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933502/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-new-5-aminolevulinic-acid-derivatives-as-prodrugs-of-protoporphyrin-for-photodynamic-therapy
#11
Wei Zhu, Ying-Hua Gao, Chun-Hong Song, Zhi-Bin Lu, Tabbisa Namulinda, Yi-Ping Han, Yi-Jia Yan, Lai-Xing Wang, Zhi-Long Chen
Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) is used as a photosensitizer in the photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer and is synthesized intracellularly from 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) precursors. Thirteen novel 5-ALA derivatives were designed and synthesized appropriately with tailored hydrophilicity and lipophilicity. The generation of PpIX was detected and their antitumor activity in vitro and in vivo was also investigated. It was shown that compounds 9b-c, 11b-c and 13a displayed a characteristic long wavelength absorption peak at 593 nm after 5 h incubation in mice fibrosarcoma S180 cells...
September 21, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933480/two-photon-spectroscopy-of-tungsten-0-arylisocyanides-using-nanosecond-pulsed-excitation
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Kana Takematsu, Sara A M Wehlin, Wesley Sattler, Jay R Winkler, Harry B Gray
The two-photon absorption (TPA) cross sections (δ) for tungsten(0) arylisocyanides (W(CNAr)6) were determined in the 800-1000 nm region using two-photon luminescence (TPL) spectroscopy. The complexes have high TPA cross sections, in the range 1000-2000 GM at 811.8 nm. In comparison, the cross section at 811.8 nm for tris-(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(ii), [Ru(bpy)3](2+), is 7 GM. All measurements were performed using a nanosecond-pulsed laser system.
September 21, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933479/linking-classical-and-molecular-optomechanics-descriptions-of-sers
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Mikołaj K Schmidt, Ruben Esteban, Felix Benz, Jeremy J Baumberg, Javier Aizpurua
The surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) of molecular species in plasmonic cavities can be described as an optomechanical process where plasmons constitute an optical cavity of reduced effective mode volume which effectively couples to the vibrations of the molecules. An optomechanical Hamiltonian can address the full quantum dynamics of the system, including the phonon population build-up, the vibrational pumping regime, and the Stokes-anti-Stokes correlations of the photons emitted. Here we describe in detail two different levels of approximation to the methodological solution of the optomechanical Hamiltonian of a generic SERS configuration, and compare the results of each model in light of recent experiments...
September 21, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933458/suppression-of-fragmentation-in-multiphoton-ionization-mass-spectrometry-using-a-near-infrared-femtosecond-laser-as-an-ionization-source
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Adan Li, Thang Phan Dinh, Tomoko Imasaka, Totaro Imasaka
The ionization and fragmentation processes for pentachlorobenzene were examined using a femtosecond laser emitting at 400, 800, and 1200 nm. A molecular ion was clearly observed in the mass spectrum, since the molecule can be directly ionized from the singlet electronic exited state before relaxation to triplet levels, because the pulse width of the laser is shorter than the lifetime of the excited state. Fragmentation was minimal at 1200 nm, in contrast to ionization at 800 and 400 nm. Indeed, a doubly-charged molecular ion was prominent at 800 nm, owing to the absorption band of the singly-charged molecular ion at this wavelength...
September 21, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933439/3d-printing-of-high-strength-aluminium-alloys
#15
John H Martin, Brennan D Yahata, Jacob M Hundley, Justin A Mayer, Tobias A Schaedler, Tresa M Pollock
Metal-based additive manufacturing, or three-dimensional (3D) printing, is a potentially disruptive technology across multiple industries, including the aerospace, biomedical and automotive industries. Building up metal components layer by layer increases design freedom and manufacturing flexibility, thereby enabling complex geometries, increased product customization and shorter time to market, while eliminating traditional economy-of-scale constraints. However, currently only a few alloys, the most relevant being AlSi10Mg, TiAl6V4, CoCr and Inconel 718, can be reliably printed; the vast majority of the more than 5,500 alloys in use today cannot be additively manufactured because the melting and solidification dynamics during the printing process lead to intolerable microstructures with large columnar grains and periodic cracks...
September 20, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933279/zinc-transporter-protein-tzn-1-may-also-play-a-role-in-conidiation-pathway-of-neurospora-crassa-an-insight-using-proteogenomic-approachusing-proteogenomic-approach
#16
Divya Rupa Venkata Pandala, Jogeswar Gadi, Kiranmayi Patnala
Zinc transporter (tzn-1) of Neurospora crassa plays a crucial role in conidiation pathway, as its removal results in aconidiation which was reported in our earlier studies. Present study depicts the role of tzn-1 in conidiation process, by comparing knockout (KO) mutants zinc transporter KO (Δtzn-1) and aconidiating gene KO (Δacon-3) with wild oak ridge (OR) 74 'A' strain by 'Proteo-genomic' approach. Firstly, nine commonly overexpressed protein spots from the two sets (Δtzn-1 to wild and Δacon-3 to wild) were analyzed by combining 2-Dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE) with Matrix Associated Laser Desorption/Ionization mass spectrometry -Peptide Mass Fingerprint (MALDI-PMF)...
September 19, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933249/anesthetic-management-of-laser-lead-extraction-for-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices
#17
Meena Bhatia, Payam Safavi-Naeini, Mehdi Razavi, Charles D Collard, Daniel A Tolpin, James M Anton
Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) play a significant role in the modern management of cardiovascular disease. CIEDs include implantable pacemakers (PMs), implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices. These devices improve the quality of life of their recipients and help reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac death. Traditionally, CIEDs have been reliant on the use of transvenous endocardial leads to directly connect with the heart. Over time, these endovascular leads may become endothelialized rendering removal extremely difficult...
September 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933148/frequency-selective-photobleaching-as-a-route-to-chromatic-control-in-supramolecular-oled-devices
#18
Yu-Tang Tsai, Hsiang-Fang Liu, Bo-Ji Peng, Kuo-Pi Tseng, Ming-Cheng Kuo, Ken-Tsung Wong, Guillaume Wantz, Lionel Hirsch, Guillaume Raffy, André Del Guerzo, Dario M Bassani
We report a series of molecules that spontaneously self-organize into small electroluminescent domains of sub-micrometer dimensions when dissolved in tetrahydrofuran. The self-assembled spherical aggregates have an average size of 300 nm in diameter and exhibit effient energy transfer from the blue to the green or red component. The aggregates can be chromatically addressed or patterned by selective bleaching the energy acceptor component using a laser source. This allows the fabrication of electroluminescence devices by directly photopatterning the active layer without the need of additional steps...
September 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933138/assessment-of-treatment-effects-on-digital-ulcer-and-blood-perfusion-by-laser-speckle-contrast-analysis-in-a-patient-affected-by-systemic-sclerosis
#19
B Ruaro, S Paolino, C Pizzorni, M Cutolo, A Sulli
Laser speckle contrast analysis (LASCA) is a good tool to evaluate the variation in peripheral blood perfusion during long-term follow-up and is able to safely monitor digital ulcer evolution in scleroderma patients. It evaluates blood perfusion in different areas within the skin lesions and surrounding them during standard treatment.
September 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932922/decreased-ocular-blood-flow-after-photocoagulation-therapy-in-neonatal-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#20
Tadashi Matsumoto, Takashi Itokawa, Tomoaki Shiba, Masahiko Tomita, Kotaro Hine, Norio Mizukaki, Hitoshi Yoda, Yuichi Hori
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationships between optic nerve head blood flow, expressed as mean blur rate (MBR) measured by laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG), and photocoagulation therapy in neonates with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). STUDY DESIGN: Case series study. METHODS: We studied 5 ROP neonates either during sleep or under sedation both before and after photocoagulation, and evaluated 8 eyes in which the circulation could be measured three times consecutively...
September 20, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
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