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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446016/biodegradation-and-biocompatibility-of-poly-l-lactic-acid-implantable-mesh
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Sang-Don Yoon, Young-Sam Kwon, Kyu-Sung Lee
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the biodegradation and biocompatibility of poly L-lactic acid (PLLA) implantable mesh under in vitro and in vivo conditions. METHODS: PLLA mesh was examined for changes in weight and tensile strength. The histology of the tissue around the PLLA implant was also evaluated. RESULTS: The weight and tensile strength of the PLLA prosthesis was stable for 180 days. In addition, the surface of the PLLA mesh was not digested under in vitro or in vivo conditions as determined by scanning electron microscope...
April 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445056/superior-plasticity-and-tabletability-of-theophylline-monohydrate
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Shao-Yu Chang, Changquan Calvin Sun
A theophylline monohydrate (THm) powder, with particle size and shape substantially similar to a theophylline anhydrate powder, was prepared by vapor mediated phase conversion. The elimination of possible contributions by particle size and shape to tableting properties made it possible to unambiguously identify the role of bonding area and bonding strength on powder tableting performance. It was also shown that accurate true density is essential for correct analysis and understanding of tableting behavior of THm...
April 26, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443874/inertial-migration-and-axial-control-of-deformable-capsules
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Christian Schaaf, Holger Stark
The mechanical deformability of single cells is an important indicator for various diseases such as cancer, blood diseases and inflammation. Lab-on-a-chip devices allow to separate such cells from healthy cells using hydrodynamic forces. We perform hydrodynamic simulations based on the lattice-Boltzmann method and study the behavior of an elastic capsule in a microfluidic channel flow in the inertial regime. While inertial lift forces drive the capsule away from the channel center, its deformability favors migration in the opposite direction...
April 26, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443869/a-chiral-member-of-the-family-of-organic-hexameric-cages
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M Wierzbicki, A A Głowacka, M P Szymański, A Szumna
A cubic nanocage (O symmetry) that exhibits inherent chirality and has a covalent, rigid skeleton with molecule-sized entrance portals was obtained by means of dynamic covalent chemistry using a reaction between aldehyde-functionalized resorcin[4]arene and hydrazine.
April 26, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443694/fractal-features-and-surface-micromorphology-of-unworn-surfaces-of-rigid-gas-permeable-contact-lenses
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Ştefan Ţălu, Miroslaw Bramowicz, Slawomir Kulesza, Ilenia Fiorillo, Stefano Giovanzana
PURPOSE: The aim of this exploratory study was to investigate the micromorphology of surfaces of rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses (CLs) using atomic force microscopy (AFM) followed by fractal analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to characterize in a quantitative manner the micromorphology of surfaces of new and unworn RGP CLs made of twelve different materials, AFM was taken and then analyzed using fractal methods. Surface topography was sampled in an intermittent-contact mode in air, on square areas of 5 × 5 µm(2) (MultiMode with Nanoscope V (Bruker)...
April 26, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443646/on-the-dynamics-and-control-of-mechanical-properties-of-hierarchical-rotating-rigid-unit-auxetics
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Krzysztof K Dudek, Ruben Gatt, Luke Mizzi, Mirosław R Dudek, Daphne Attard, Kenneth E Evans, Joseph N Grima
In this work, we investigate the deformation mechanism of auxetic hierarchical rotating square systems through a dynamics approach. We show how their deformation behaviour, hence their mechanical properties and final configuration for a given applied load, can be manipulated solely by altering the resistance to rotational motion of the hinges within the system. This provides enhanced tunability without necessarily changing the geometry of the system, a phenomenon which is not typically observed in other non-hierarchical unimode auxetic systems...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442745/phosphorylation-of-the-mitochondrial-autophagy-receptor-nix-enhances-its-interaction-with-lc3-proteins
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Vladimir V Rogov, Hironori Suzuki, Mija Marinković, Verena Lang, Ryuichi Kato, Masato Kawasaki, Maja Buljubašić, Matilda Šprung, Natalia Rogova, Soichi Wakatsuki, Anne Hamacher-Brady, Volker Dötsch, Ivan Dikic, Nathan R Brady, Ivana Novak
The mitophagy receptor Nix interacts with LC3/GABARAP proteins, targeting mitochondria into autophagosomes for degradation. Here we present evidence for phosphorylation-driven regulation of the Nix:LC3B interaction. Isothermal titration calorimetry and NMR indicate a ~100 fold enhanced affinity of the serine 34/35-phosphorylated Nix LC3-interacting region (LIR) to LC3B and formation of a very rigid complex compared to the non-phosphorylated sequence. Moreover, the crystal structure of LC3B in complex with the Nix LIR peptide containing glutamic acids as phosphomimetic residues and NMR experiments revealed that LIR phosphorylation stabilizes the Nix:LC3B complex via formation of two additional hydrogen bonds between phosphorylated serines of Nix LIR and Arg11, Lys49 and Lys51 in LC3B...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442244/automatic-high-resolution-infarct-detection-using-volumetric-multiphase-dual-energy-ct
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Veit Sandfort, Alan C Kwan, Comfort Elumogo, Davis M Vigneault, Rolf Symons, Amir Pourmorteza, Kelly Rice, Cynthia Davies-Venn, Mark A Ahlman, Chia-Ying Liu, Stefan L Zimmerman, David A Bluemke
OBJECTIVES: Late contrast enhancement CT (LCE-CT) visualizes the presence of myocardial infarcts. Differentiation of the contrast-enhanced infarct from blood pool is challenging. We developed a novel method using data from first pass CT angiography (CTA) imaging to enable automatic infarct detection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A canine model of myocardial infarction was produced in 11 animals. Two months later, first pass CTA (90 kVp) and LCE-CT (dual energy 90 kVp/150 kVp tin filtered) were performed...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441308/factors-associated-with-the-development-of-and-revision-for-proximal-junctional-kyphosis-in-440-consecutive-adult-spinal-deformity-patients
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Fred H Nicholls, Junseok Bae, Alexander A Theologis, Murat S Eksi, Christopher P Ames, Sigurd H Berven, Shane Burch, Bobby K Tay, Vedat Deviren
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data OBJECTIVE.: The aim of this study was to examine which radiographic parameters and surgical strategies are most closely associated with proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) after adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery, the need for revision surgery for PJK, and whether these differ based on the upper instrumented vertebra (UIV). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Multiple parameters are considered when planning correction of ASD...
April 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441279/congenital-etiology-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-complications-in-adolescents-undergoing-corrective-scoliosis-surgery-comparison-of-in-hospital-comorbidities-using-nationwide-kid-s-inpatient-database
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Gregory W Poorman, Cyrus M Jalai, Bassel Diebo, Shaleen Vira, John Buza, Joe Baker, Jared Tishelman, Samantha Horn, Olivia Bono, Kartik Shenoy, Saqib Hasan, Justin Paul, Evan Isaacs, Ian Kaye, Abiola Atanda, Aaron J Buckland, Virginie LaFage, Thomas Errico, Peter G Passias
BACKGROUND: Congenital scoliosis (CS) is associated with more rigid, complex deformities relative to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) which theoretically increases surgical complications. Despite extensive literature studying AIS patients, few studies have been performed on CS patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate complications associated with spinal fusions for CS and AIS. METHODS: A retrospective review of the Kid's Inpatient Database (KID) years 2000 to 2009 was performed...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441079/the-vocabulary-profile-of-slovak-children-with-primary-language-impairment-compared-to-typically-developing-slovak-children-measured-by-litmus-clt
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Svetlana Kapalková, Daniela Slančová
This study compared a sample of children with primary language impairment (PLI) and typically developing age-matched children using the crosslinguistic lexical tasks (CLT-SK). We also compared the PLI children with typically developing language-matched younger children who were matched on the basis of receptive vocabulary. Overall, statistical testing showed that the vocabulary of the PLI children was significantly different from the vocabulary of the age-matched children, but not statistically different from the younger children who were matched on the basis of their receptive vocabulary size...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441021/photophysical-and-electroluminescent-properties-of-ptag2-acetylide-complexes-supported-with-meso-and-rac-tetraphosphine
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Hui-Xing Shu, Jin-Yun Wang, Qian-Chong Zhang, Zhong-Ning Chen
1,2-Bis[[(diphenylphosphino)methyl](phenyl)phosphino]ethane (dpmppe) was prepared as a new tetraphosphine, and the corresponding rac and meso stereoisomers were successfully separated in view of their solubility difference in acetone. The substitution of PPh3 into Pt(PPh3)2(C≡CR)2 (R = aryl) with rac- or meso-dpmppe gives Pt(rac-dpmppe)(C≡CR)2 or Pt(meso-dpmppe)(C≡CR)2, respectively. Using Pt(rac-dpmppe)(C≡CR)2 or Pt(meso-dpmppe)(C≡CR)2 as a precursor, PtAg2 heterotrinuclear cluster complexes were synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystallography...
April 25, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440911/unnoticed-aspiration-of-palate-plate-impression-material-in-a-neonate-diagnosis-therapy-outcome
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Friedrich Reichert, Peter Amrhein, Frank Uhlemann
A 7 week old infant was admitted with respiratory failure. Chest X-ray showed an atelectatic right upper lobe, herniation of right middle and lower lobe into the left thorax, and compression-atelectasis of the left lung. Thoracic CT showed complete occlusion of the right superior bronchus with a radiopaque foreign material. Six weeks prior, an impression for a palate plate using polyvinylsiloxane was taken. The material was removed with a rigid endoscopy, in readiness of extracorporeal oxygenation in case of tracheal obstruction or bronchial rupture...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440865/generation-of-wavy-structure-on-lipid-membrane-by-peripheral-proteins-a-linear-elastic-analysis
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Paritosh Mahata, Sovan Lal Das
We carry out a linear elastic analysis to study wavy structure generation on lipid membrane by peripheral membrane proteins. We model the lipid membrane as linearly elastic and anisotropic material. The hydrophobic insertion by proteins into the lipid membrane has been idealized as penetration of rigid rodlike inclusions into the membrane and the electrostatic interaction between protein and membrane has been modeled by a distributed surface traction acting on the membrane surface. With the proposed model we study curvature generation by several binding domains of peripheral membrane proteins containing BAR domains and amphipathic alpha-helices...
April 25, 2017: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440834/an-approximate-full-dimensional-quantum-dynamics-study-of-the-mode-specificity-in-the-dissociative-chemisorption-of-d2o-on-rigid-cu-111
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Tianhui Liu, Bina Fu, Dong H Zhang
The mode specificity of the dissociative chemisorption of D2O on a rigid Cu(111) surface was investigated by calculating the approximate full-dimensional (9D) dissociation probabilities with the implementation of the seven-dimensional (7D) quantum dynamics calculations and site averaging approximations. The approximate 9D dissociation probabilities for D2O initially in various vibrational states were obtained by averaging the site-specific 7D results over 9 impact sites on an accurate 9D potential energy surface (PES)...
April 25, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440644/direct-observation-of-the-ultrafast-evolution-of-open-shell-biradical-in-photochromic-radical-dimer
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Yoichi Kobayashi, Hajime Okajima, Hikaru Sotome, Takeshi Yanai, Katsuya Mutoh, Yusuke Yoneda, Yasuteru Shigeta, Akira Sakamoto, Hiroshi Miyasaka, Jiro Abe
Delocalized biradicals have been extensively studied because of fundamental interests to singlet biradicals and several potential applications such as to two-photon absorption materials. However, many of the biradical studies only focus on the static properties of the rigid molecular structures. It is expected that the biradical properties of the delocalized biradicals are sensitive to the subtle changes of the molecular structures and their local environments. Therefore, the studies of the dynamic properties of the system will give further insight into stable radical chemistry...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440185/a-therapeutic-potential-of-animal-%C3%AE-hairpin-antimicrobial-peptides
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Tatiana V Ovchinnikova, Pavel V Panteleev, Sergey V Balandin, Vadim T Ivanov
Endogenous antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are evolutionary ancient molecular factors of innate immunity that play the key role in host defense. Because of the low resistance rate, AMPs have caught extensive attention as possible alternatives to conventional antibiotics. Over the last years, it has become evident that biological functions of AMPs are beyond direct killing of microbial cells. This review focuses on a relatively small family of animal host defense peptides with the β-hairpin structure stabilized by disulfide bridges...
April 24, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439845/a-systematic-review-of-the-clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-small-bowel-obstruction
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Srinivas R Rami Reddy, Mitchell S Cappell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aimed to systematically review small bowel obstruction (SBO), focusing on recent changes in diagnosis/therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: SBO incidence is about 350,000/annum in the USA. Etiologies include adhesions (65%), hernias (10%), neoplasms (5%), Crohn's disease (5%), and other (15%). Bowel dilatation occurs proximal to obstruction primarily from swallowed air and secondarily from intraluminal fluid accumulation. Dilatation increases mural tension, decreases mucosal perfusion, causes bacterial proliferation, and decreases mural tensile strength that increases bowel perforation risks...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438449/ankylosing-spondylitis-increases-perioperative-and-postoperative-complications-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Daniel J Blizzard, Colin T Penrose, Charles Z Sheets, Thorsten M Seyler, Michael P Bolognesi, Christopher R Brown
BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic autoimmune spondyloarthropathy that primarily affects the axial spine and hips. Progressive disease leads to pronounced spinal kyphosis, positive sagittal balance, and altered biomechanics. The purpose of this study is to determine the complication profile of patients with AS undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: The Medicare sample was searched from 2005 to 2012 yielding 1006 patients with AS who subsequently underwent THA...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437618/state-of-the-art-calculations-of-sublimation-enthalpies-for-selected-molecular-crystals-and-their-computational-uncertainty
#20
Ctirad Červinka, Michal Fulem
A computational methodology for calculation of sublimation enthalpies of molecular crystals from first principles is developed and validated by comparison to critically evaluated literature experimental data. Temperature dependent sublimation enthalpies for a set of selected 22 molecular crystals in their low-temperature phases are calculated. The computational methodology consists in several building blocks based on high level electronic structure methods of quantum chemistry and statistical thermodynamics...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
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