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Dorota Watrobska-Swietlikowska, Agnieszka Szlagatys-Sidorkiewicz, Ronan MacLoughlin
INTRODUCTION: Newborn infants and small children require large amounts of calcium and phosphate in a low volume of solution which can increase the risk of precipitation of calcium phosphate. Calcium gluconate is the predominant calcium salt form employed in parenteral nutrition (PN) compounding due to its solubility profile with phosphate. Unfortunately, calcium gluconate contains higher levels of aluminum contamination than calcium chloride, resulting in an increased potential for aluminum toxicity in patients receiving traditional PN...
January 10, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Soheil Saedi, Sayed E Saghaian, Ahmadreza Jahadakbar, Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam, Mohsen Taheri Andani, Sayed M Saghaian, Y Charles Lu, Mohammad Elahinia, Haluk E Karaca
Porous NiTi scaffolds display unique bone-like properties including low stiffness and superelastic behavior which makes them promising for biomedical applications. The present article focuses on the techniques to enhance superelasticity of porous NiTi structures. Selective Laser Melting (SLM) method was employed to fabricate the dense and porous (32-58%) NiTi parts. The fabricated samples were subsequently heat-treated (solution annealing + aging at 350 °C for 15 min) and their thermo-mechanical properties were determined as functions of temperature and stress...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
Irfan Qamruddin, Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Habiba Abdullah, Muhammad Abdullah Kamran, Nausheen Jawaid, Verda Mahroof
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the analgesic effect of a single application of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on spontaneous pain and pain on chewing after placement of initial archwires. Methods: Forty-two patients (26 women, 16 men) were randomly recruited for this split-mouth randomized clinical trial. Each patient received super-elastic nickel-titanium (NiTi) initial archwires (0.012, 0.014, 0.016, and 0.018-inch [in]) in the maxilla for leveling and alignment for an interval of 4 weeks between archwires...
March 2018: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
Richard P Tan, Alex H P Chan, Katarina Lennartsson, Maria M Miravet, Bob S L Lee, Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina, Zoe E Clayton, John P Cooke, Martin K C Ng, Sanjay Patel, Steven G Wise
BACKGROUND: Induced pluripotent stem-cell derived endothelial cells (iPSC-ECs) can be generated from any somatic cell and their iPSC sources possess unlimited self-renewal. Previous demonstration of their proangiogenic activity makes them a promising cell type for treatment of ischemic injury. As with many other stem cell approaches, the low rate of in-vivo survival has been a major limitation to the efficacy of iPSC-ECs to date. In this study, we aimed to increase the in-vivo lifetime of iPSC-ECs by culturing them on electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL)/gelatin scaffolds, before quantifying the subsequent impact on their proangiogenic function...
March 21, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Sadreddin Mahmoodkalayeh, Hossein Z Jooya, Ali Hariri, Yang Zhou, Qiuyun Xu, Mohammad A Ansari, Mohammad R N Avanaki
We study the temperature dependence of the underlying mechanisms related to the signal strength and imaging depth in photoacoustic imaging. The presented theoretical and experimental results indicate that imaging depth can be improved by lowering the temperature of the intermediate medium that the laser passes through to reach the imaging target. We discuss the temperature dependency of optical and acoustic properties of the intermediate medium and their changes due to cooling. We demonstrate that the SNR improvement of the photoacoustic signal is mainly due to the reduction of Grüneisen parameter of the intermediate medium which leads to a lower level of background noise...
March 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
Peifeng Jing, Yannan Liu, Ethan G Keeler, Nelly M Cruz, Benjamin S Freedman, Lih Y Lin
Cell manipulation is one of the most impactful applications for optical tweezers, and derived from this promise, we demonstrate a new optical tweezers system for the study of cell adhesion and organization. This method utilizes photonic-crystal-enhanced optical tweezers to manipulate cells with low laser intensities. By doing so, it enables effective cell patterning and culturing within the conditions necessary for successful differentiation and colony formation of human pluripotent stem cells. To this end, the biocompatibility of plasma-treated parylene-C for cell culturing was studied, and a thorough characterization of cellular interactive forces was performed using this system...
February 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
Wen Hao, Shutian Shi, Shenghui Zhou, Xiao Wang, Shaoping Nie
This study aimed to examine the effects of aspirin on the growth and cardiomyocyte differentiation grade of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs). BMMSCs were divided into five differentiation groups with different concentrations of aspirin (0mM, 0.5mM, 1mM, 2mM, or 5mM), and a undifferentiated control group. Cell growth was measured by cell proliferation, apoptosis assays and DNA cycle analysis. The differentiation grade of BMMSC-derived cardiomyocyte-like cells was examined by measuring the levels of cardiac-specific proteins with cyto-immunofluorescence staining, flow cytometry, and Western blotting...
March 15, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Doaa Abdelmageed El Faham, Mohamed Amr Hussein Elnoury, Mona Ibraheim Morsy, Marwa Abdelmoneim El Shaer, Ghada Mohammed Nour Eldin, Osama Mahmoud Azmy
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used in photobiomodulation to promote healing, regenerate, and restore tissue function. Women with persistent thin endometrium were assumed to encounter diminished activity in the regenerative and functional capacity of their endometrium. The aim of this study was to examine the ability of LLLT in 635 nm wavelength to enhance the proliferation and gene expression of in vitro cultured endometrial cells. Single (SE) versus multiple exposures (ME) to LLLT were examined in the study groups and compared to controls...
March 15, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
Yan Qu, Ying Wang, Yan Zhang, Chunyu Han, Dong Gao, Waishu Jin, Jinning Liang, Xiujuan Xia
BACKGROUND: Because of long-term exposure of skin, skin aging is an unavoidable natural law with age. Traditional Vitamin A and novel ablative fractional laser technique both have the effects of skin rejuvenation, and studies have demonstrated both of them have apparent clinical efficacy and histology-improving effects on photo-aging skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 45 female healthy Wistar rats were selected and the depilation areas of every rat were divided into four regions: control region(Region A), Vitamin A acid region(Region B), combination treatment region(Region C), and fractional laser region(Region D)...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Haolan Zhao, Stéphane Clemmen, Ali Raza, Roel Baets
We report, to the best of our knowledge, the first demonstration of stimulated Raman spectroscopy enhanced by a nanophotonic integrated circuit. The Raman response of low-concentration dimethyl sulfoxide is evanescently probed via centimeter-long wire waveguides. A signal enhancement of close to five orders of magnitude, as compared to the case of on-chip spontaneous Raman scattering, is demonstrated. This significant enhancement factor allows for the use of continuous-wave lasers with milliwatt-level power and uncooled detectors and, therefore, sets the basis of future all-on-a-chip Raman spectrometers suitable for both gas and liquid detection...
March 15, 2018: Optics Letters
Anna Lynnyk, Mariia Lunova, Milan Jirsa, Daria Egorova, Andrei Kulikov, Šárka Kubinová, Oleg Lunov, Alexandr Dejneka
Low-power laser irradiation of red light has been recognized as a promising tool across a vast variety of biomedical applications. However, deep understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind laser-induced cellular effects remains a significant challenge. Here, we investigated mechanisms involved in the death process in human hepatic cell line Huh7 at a laser irradiation. We decoupled distinct cell death pathways targeted by laser irradiations of different powers. Our data demonstrate that high dose laser irradiation exhibited the highest levels of total reactive oxygen species production, leading to cyclophilin D-related necrosis via the mitochondrial permeability transition...
March 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
Robson Almeida de Rezende, Daniela Nascimento Silva, Lúcio Frigo
To evaluate low-level laser therapy (LLLT) as an adjunct to enhance postoperative mouth opening after orthognathic surgery. Prospective clinical trial of 82 patients allocated into an intervention group (laser, LG) and a control group (no laser, CG) and subgroups according to the procedure type : (1) surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME); (2) maxillary surgery; (3) mandibular surgery; or (4) bimaxillary surgery. LG patients received LLLT immediately after surgery and every 24 h thereafter for 3 days, using a gallium-aluminum-arsenide (GaAlAs) diode laser (780 nm, 28 spots, 14 on each side of the face, output power 2 J/spot)...
March 12, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
Imran Rizvi, Girgis Obaid, Shazia Bano, Tayyaba Hasan, David Kessel
OBJECTIVE: A relatively low level of lysosomal photodamage has been shown capable of promoting the efficacy of photodamage simultaneously or subsequently directed to mitochondrial/ER sites. The procedure has hitherto involved the use of two photosensitizing agents that require irradiation at two different wavelengths and different formulation techniques. This, together with different pharmacokinetic profiles of the photosensitizers, adds a layer of complexity to a protocol that we have sought to circumvent...
March 11, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Khaled G Abdel-Wahhab, Eitedal M Daoud, Aliaa El Gendy, Hagar H Mourad, Fathia A Mannaa, Maha M Saber
Diabetic neuropathy (DN) is the highly occurred complication of diabetes mellitus; it has been defined as an event of peripheral nerve dysfunction characterized by pain, allodynia, hyperalgesia, and paraesthesia. The current study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in the management of neuropathy in diabetic rats. The used animals were divided into the following groups: negative control, streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, and diabetic rats with peripheral neuropathy (DNP) and DNP treated with gabapentin or with LLLT...
March 12, 2018: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
H Roman, M Ballester, J Loriau, M Canis, P A Bolze, J Niro, S Ploteau, C Rubod, C Yazbeck, P Collinet, B Rabischong, B Merlot, X Fritel
The article presents French guidelines for surgical management of endometriosis. Surgical treatment is recommended for mild to moderate endometriosis, as it decreases pelvic painful complaints and increases the likelihood of postoperative conception in infertile patients (A). Surgery may be proposed in symptomatic patients with ovarian endometriomas which diameter exceeds 20mm. Cystectomy allows for better postoperative pregnancy rates when compared to ablation using bipolar current, as well as for lower recurrences rates when compared to ablation using bipolar current or CO2 laser...
March 8, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Kota Asakura, Takuya Azechi, Hiroshi Sasano, Hidehito Matsui, Hideaki Hanaki, Motoyasu Miyazaki, Tohru Takata, Miwa Sekine, Tomoiku Takaku, Tomonori Ochiai, Norio Komatsu, Keigo Shibayama, Yuki Katayama, Koji Yahara
Vancomycin-intermediately resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) and heterogeneous VISA (hVISA) are associated with treatment failure. hVISA contains only a subpopulation of cells with increased minimal inhibitory concentrations, and its detection is problematic because it is classified as vancomycin-susceptible by standard susceptibility testing and the gold-standard method for its detection is impractical in clinical microbiology laboratories. Recently, a research group developed a machine-learning classifier to distinguish VISA and hVISA from vancomycin-susceptible S...
2018: PloS One
Mengdi Yang, Yi Sun, Jing Sun, Zhiyu Wang, Yiyi Zhou, Guangyu Yao, Yifeng Gu, Huizhen Zhang, Hui Zhao
Despite recent advances in targeted and immune-based therapies, the poor prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) with bone metastasis (BM) remains a challenge. First, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) was used to identify proteins that were differentially expressed in LUAD with BM, and then matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) was used to identify these proteins. Second, the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) was used to identify mutations in these differentially expressed proteins and Kaplan-Meier plotter (KM Plotter) was used to generate survival curves for the analyzed cases...
March 9, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Tao Ding, Shaofei Wang, Xuyao Zhang, Wenjing Zai, Jiajun Fan, Wei Chen, Qi Bian, Jingyun Luan, Yilan Shen, Yanda Zhang, Dianwen Ju, Xiaobin Mei
BACKGROUND: Diabetic nephropathy (DN), the leading cause of end-stage renal disease, is acknowledged as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which underlines the urgent need for new medications to DN. Dihydroquercetin (DHQ), an important natural dihydroflavone, exerts significant antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antifibrotic properties, but its effects on DN have not been investigated yet. PURPOSE: We aimed to explore the kidney protection effects of DHQ on DN rats induced by high-fat diet/streptozotocin in vivo and the underlying mechanisms of DHQ on renal cells including HBZY-1 and HK2 exposed to high glucose in vitro...
March 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Fang Liu, Mao Wang, Yonder Berencén, Slawomir Prucnal, Martin Engler, René Hübner, Ye Yuan, René Heller, Roman Böttger, Lars Rebohle, Wolfgang Skorupa, Manfred Helm, Shengqiang Zhou
Hyperdoped silicon with deep level impurities has attracted much research interest due to its promising optical and electrical properties. In this work, single crystalline silicon supersaturated with titanium is fabricated by ion implantation followed by both pulsed laser melting and flash lamp annealing. The decrease of sheet resistance with increasing Ti concentration is attributed to a surface morphology effect due to the formation of cellular breakdown at the surface and the percolation conduction at high Ti concentration is responsible for the metallic-like conductivity...
March 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
Brunna Haddad Anhesini, Eric Mayer-Santos, Luciana Fàvaro Francisconi-Dos-Rios, Patricia Moreira de Freitas, Carlos Paula Eduardo, Ana Cecília Corrêa Aranha
Despite nearly a century of research, the treatment of cervical dentinal hypersensitivity (DH) remains challenging. This case report discusses the indications for different approaches to the treatment of DH in a single patient; the chosen alternatives took into account the different degrees of tooth wear and levels of pain at different sites. A 31-year-old woman reported DH in the maxillary right canine and first premolar and the maxillary left lateral incisor and canine in response to thermal, tactile, and osmotic stimuli...
March 2018: General Dentistry
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