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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328220/shock-wave-chemistry-in-a-metal-organic-framework
#1
Zhi Su, William L Shaw, Yu-Run Miao, Sizhu You, Dana D Dlott, Kenneth S Suslick
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have potential applications as energy absorbing materials for shock wave energy mitigation due to their nanoporosity. Here we have examined km/s laser-driven flyer plate impacts on a prototypical MOF, ZIF-8. We observed particle fragmentation and morphological changes in microcrystals of ZIF-8 at lower shock pressures (≈2.5 GPa), and amorphization and structural collapse at higher pressures (≈8 GPa). High-speed emission spectroscopy revealed that 50 ns after flyer plate impacts, an emission pulse was generated by ZIF-8 resulting from chemical bonds that were broken and subsequently reformed...
March 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320996/feasibility-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-myocardial-revascularization-therapy-for-post-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-and-refractory-angina-pectoris-patients
#2
Masahiro Myojo, Jiro Ando, Masae Uehara, Masao Daimon, Masafumi Watanabe, Issei Komuro
Extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularization (ESMR) is one of the new treatment options for refractory angina pectoris (RAP), and some studies have indicated its effectiveness. A single-arm prospective trial to assess the feasibility of ESMR using Cardiospec for patients with post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and RAP was designed and performed. The patients were treated with 9 sessions of ESMR to the ischemic areas for 9 weeks. The feasibility measures included echocardiography; cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; troponin T, creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB), and brain natriuretic peptide testing; and a Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) survey...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315824/near-field-investigation-of-the-explosive-dispersal-of-radioactive-material-based-on-a-reconstructed-spherical-blast-wave-flow
#3
David Hummel, Lucian Ivan
A "dirty bomb" is a type of radiological dispersal device (RDD) that has been the subject of significant safety and security concerns given the disruption that would result from a postulated terrorist attack. Assessing the risks of radioactive dose in a hypothetical scenario requires models that can accurately predict dispersion in a realistic environment. Modelling a RDD is complicated by the fact that the most important phenomena occur over vastly disparate spatial and temporal length scales. Particulate dispersion in the air is generally considered on scales of hundreds to thousands of meters, and over periods of minutes and hours...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303335/treatment-selection-for-urolithiasis-percutaneous-nephrolithomy-ureteroscopy-shock-wave-lithotripsy-and-active-monitoring
#4
Mahesh Desai, Yinghao Sun, Noor Buchholz, Andrew Fuller, Tadashi Matsuda, Brian Matlaga, Nicole Miller, Damien Bolton, Mohammad Alomar, Arvind Ganpule
Urolithiasis is a significant worldwide source of morbidity, constituting a common urological disease that affects between 10 and 15% of the world population. Recent technological and surgical advances have replaced the need for open surgery with less invasive procedures. The factors which determine the indications for percutaneous nephrolithotomy include stone factors (stone size, stone composition, and stone location), patient factors (habitus and renal anomalies), and failure of other treatment modalities (ESWL and flexible ureteroscopy)...
March 16, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301678/effectiveness-of-adjunctive-interventions-for-accelerating-orthodontic-tooth-movement-a-systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Jianru Yi, Jiani Xiao, Hanshi Li, Yu Li, Xiaobing Li, Zhihe Zhao
This study was aimed to summarize published systematic reviews that assess the effects of adjunctive interventions on the acceleration of orthodontic tooth movement (OTM). Electronic and manual searches were performed up to Aug 2016. Systematic reviews investigating the impact of adjunctive techniques on the promotion of OTM were included. The methodological quality of the included reviews was evaluated using the AMSTAR scale. The quality of evidence for each intervention was assessed using GRADE. The Jadad decision algorithm was used to select a study to provide body evidence from discordant reviews on the same intervention...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300033/-current-status-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-in-urinary-lithiasis
#6
Jose Gregorio Pereira-Arias, Mikel Gamarra-Quintanilla, Luis Felipe Urdaneta-Salegui, Jorge Alberto Mora-Christian, Andrea Sánchez-Vazquez, Ander Astobieta-Odriozola, Gaspar Ibarluzea-González
Over the last decade, urinary lithiasis' prevalence has dramatically increased due to diet and lifestyle changes, growing 10.6% and 7.1% in men and women respectively. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy has lost relevance in current practice due to endoscopic device development and unpredictability of results. Instrument miniaturization is leading to an increase of the percutaneous approach of increasingly smaller stones, while most flexible ureteroscopes durability and digitalization has allowed urologists to address larger stones...
March 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299446/do-renal-stones-that-fail-lithotripsy-require-treatment
#7
Ben Pullar, Catherine Lunter, Jane Collie, Syed Shah, Nimish Shah, Sami Hayek, Oliver J Wiseman
The rates of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) appear stable in the UK. However, there is little evidence on the natural history of these calculi if SWL fails. We set to look at the effectiveness of SWL in patients with a single, previously untreated renal stone and the natural history of those stones that failed treatment. We retrospectively reviewed all data from our prospectively collected database of patients undergoing a first treatment for a single renal stone between October 2010 and November 2013...
March 15, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297841/molecular-dynamics-simulation-of-strong-shock-waves-propagating-in-dense-deuterium-taking-into-consideration-effects-of-excited-electrons
#8
Hao Liu, Yin Zhang, Wei Kang, Ping Zhang, Huiling Duan, X T He
We present a molecular dynamics simulation of shock waves propagating in dense deuterium with the electron force field method [J. T. Su and W. A. Goddard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 185003 (2007)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.99.185003], which explicitly takes the excitation of electrons into consideration. Nonequilibrium features associated with the excitation of electrons are systematically investigated. We show that chemical bonds in D_{2} molecules lead to a more complicated shock wave structure near the shock front, compared with the results of classical molecular dynamics simulation...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291831/t-wave-loop-area-from-a-pre-implant-12-lead-ecg-is-associated-with-appropriate-icd-shocks
#9
Joachim Seegers, Katerina Hnatkova, Tim Friede, Marek Malik, Markus Zabel
AIMS: In implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients, predictors of ICD shocks and mortality are needed to improve patient selection. Electrocardiographic (ECG) markers are simple to obtain and have been demonstrated to predict mortality. We aimed to assess the association of T-wave loop area and circularity with ICD shocks. METHODS: The study investigated patients with ICDs implanted between 1998 and 2010 for whom digital 12-lead ECGs (Schiller CS200 ECG-Network) of sufficient quality were obtained within 1 month prior to the implantation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291478/blast-wave-dynamics-at-the-cornea-as-a-function-of-eye-protection-form-and-fit
#10
Steven T Williams, Thomas H Harding, J Keegan Statz, John S Martin
A shock tube and anthropomorphic headforms were used to investigate eye protection form and fit using eyewear on the Authorized Protective Eyewear List in primary ocular blast trauma experiments. Time pressure recordings were obtained from highly linear pressure sensors mounted at the cornea of instrumented headforms of different sizes. A custom shock tube produced highly reliable shock waves and pressure recordings were collected as a function of shock wave orientation and protective eyewear. Eyewear protection coefficients were calculated as a function of a new metric of eyewear fit...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291460/validation-of-laboratory-animal-and-surrogate-human-models-in-primary-blast-injury-studies
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Namas Chandra, Aravind Sundaramurthy, Raj K Gupta
Blast-induced neurotrauma has affected more than 300,000 service members. It is important to understand the effect of single and repeated shock-blast wave exposures on the neuropsychological behavior of soldiers, to offer them better protection, diagnostics, and treatment. Preclinical animal models and helmet design studies on human surrogate models have relied on the use of compression gas-driven shock tubes. Traditional shock tubes are so simple that if not carefully designed and operated, the test results can easily introduce detrimental artifacts clouding the conclusions...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286070/the-risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease-associated-with-urolithiasis-and-its-urological-treatments-a-review
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REVIEW
Giovanni Gambaro, Emanuele Croppi, David Bushinsky, Philippe Jaeger, Adamasco Cupisti, Andrea Ticinesi, Sandro Mazzaferro, Alessandro D'Addessi, Pietro Manuel Ferraro
PURPOSE: Urolithiasis can impair kidney function. This literature review focuses on the risk of kidney impairment in stone formers, the specific conditions associated with this risk and the impact of urological surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed and Embase databases were searched for publications on urolithiasis, its treatment, and the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and nephrectomy in stone formers. RESULTS: In general, renal stone formers carry twice the risk of CKD or ESRD, and for female and overweight stone formers the risk is even higher...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272494/an-innovative-approach-for-enhancing-bone-defect-healing-using-plga-scaffolds-seeded-with-extracorporeal-shock-wave-treated-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-bmscs
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Youbin Chen, Jiankun Xu, Zhonglian Huang, Menglei Yu, Yuantao Zhang, Hongjiang Chen, Zebin Ma, Haojie Liao, Jun Hu
Although great efforts are being made using growth factors and gene therapy, the repair of bone defects remains a major challenge in modern medicine that has resulted in an increased burden on both healthcare and the economy. Emerging tissue engineering techniques that use of combination of biodegradable poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) and mesenchymal stem cells have shed light on improving bone defect healing; however, additional growth factors are also required with these methods. Therefore, the development of novel and cost-effective approaches is of great importance...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271355/to-dust-or-not-to-dust-a-systematic-review-of-ureteroscopic-laser-lithotripsy-techniques
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REVIEW
Javier E Santiago, Adam B Hollander, Samit D Soni, Richard E Link, Wesley A Mayer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses factors affecting outcomes during ureteroscopy (URS) with laser lithotripsy (LL), explores specific clinical challenges to the efficacy of URS LL, and reviews the available literature comparing the dusting and basketing approaches to URS LL. RECENT FINDINGS: Data show high stone-free rates with URS LL in all locations of the urinary tract and with all stone types and sizes. Recent data comparing LL with dusting versus basketing suggest higher rates of residual fragments with dusting but less utilization of ureteral access sheaths and potentially shorter operative times...
April 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268076/predicting-the-effectiveness-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-on-urinary-tract-stones-risk-groups-for-accurate-retreatment
#15
M Hevia, Á García, F J Ancizu, I Merino, J M Velis, A Tienza, R Algarra, P Doménech, F Diez-Caballero, D Rosell, J I Pascual, J E Robles
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a non-invasive, safe and effective treatment for urinary tract lithiasis. Its effectiveness varies depending on the location and size of the stones as well as other factors; several sessions are occasionally required. The objective is to attempt to predict its success or failure, when the influential variables are known beforehand. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analysed 211 patients who had had previous CT scans and were treated with ESWL between 2010 and 2014...
March 3, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266649/anomalous-shear-band-characteristics-and-extra-deep-shock-affected-zone-in-zr-based-bulk-metallic-glass-treated-with-nanosecond-laser-peening
#16
Yanpeng Wei, Guangyue Xu, Kun Zhang, Zhe Yang, Yacong Guo, Chenguang Huang, Bingchen Wei
The effects of nanosecond laser peening on Zr41Ti14Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5 metallic glass were investigated in this study. The peening treatment produced an extra-deep shock-affected zone compared to crystal metal. As opposed to the conventional shear bands, numerous arc shear bands appeared and aggregated in the vertical direction of the laser beam, forming basic units for accommodating plastic deformation. The arc shear bands exhibited short and discrete features near the surface of the material, then grew longer and fewer at deeper peened layer depths, which was closely related to the laser shock wave attenuation...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261679/can-a-brief-period-of-double-j-stenting-improve-the-outcome-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-for-renal-calculi-sized-1-to-2-cm
#17
Rakesh Sharma, Arpan Choudhary, Ranjit Kumar Das, Supriya Basu, Ranjan Kumar Dey, Rupesh Gupta, Partha Pratim Deb
PURPOSE: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is an established modality for renal calculi. Its role for large stones is being questioned. A novel model of temporary double J (DJ) stenting followed by ESWL was devised and outcomes were assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 95 patients with renal calculi sized 1 to 2 cm. Patients were randomized into 3 groups. Group 1 received ESWL only, whereas group 2 underwent stenting followed by ESWL. In group 3, a distinct model was applied in which the stent was kept for 1 week and then removed, followed by ESWL...
March 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260640/longitudinal-associations-of-intimate-partner-violence-attitudes-and-perpetration-dyadic-couples-data-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-rural-india
#18
Holly B Shakya, Paul Fleming, Niranjan Saggurti, Balaiah Donta, Jay Silverman, Anita Raj
We conducted longitudinal analyses examining the associations between intimate partner violence (IPV) attitudes and women's reported IPV in couples (N = 762) using 3 waves of data from a randomized controlled trial in Maharashtra, India. We found that, between Waves 1 and 2, men's and women's acceptance of IPV in the overall population decreased significantly while reports of IPV increased. These changes, we hypothesize, are evidence of an exogenous shock, possibly a high profile rape in Delhi in December 2012, that may have impacted the entire population...
February 23, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257672/midsubstance-tendinopathy-percutaneous-techniques-platelet-rich-plasma-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-prolotherapy-radiofrequency-ablation
#19
REVIEW
William Bret Smith, Will Melton, James Davies
The focus of this article is to present the current options available for noninvasive and percutaneous treatment options for noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy. An attempt is made to offer recommendations for both the treatment techniques as well as postprocedure protocols to be considered. Additionally, because there are numerous treatment options in this category, the different techniques are summarized in a chart format with a short list of pros and cons as well as the levels of evidence in the literature to support the different modalities...
April 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253698/modes-of-self-organization-of-diluted-bubbly-liquids-in-acoustic-fields-one-dimensional-theory
#20
Nail A Gumerov, Iskander S Akhatov
The paper is dedicated to mathematical modeling of self-organization of bubbly liquids in acoustic fields. A continuum model describing the two-way interaction of diluted polydisperse bubbly liquids and acoustic fields in weakly-nonlinear approximation is studied analytically and numerically in the one-dimensional case. It is shown that the regimes of self-organization of monodisperse bubbly liquids can be controlled by only a few dimensionless parameters. Two basic modes, clustering and propagating shock waves of void fraction (acoustically induced transparency), are identified and criteria for their realization in the space of parameters are proposed...
February 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
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