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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530818/metal-foam-based-ultrafast-electronucleation-of-hydrates-at-low-voltages
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Arjang Shahriari, Palash Vadiraj Acharya, Katherine Carpenter, Vaibhav Bahadur
The induction time for the nucleation of hydrates can be significantly reduced by electronucleation, which consists of applying an electrical potential across the hydrate precursor solution. This study reveals that open-cell aluminum foam electrodes can reduce the electronucleation induction time by 150X, when compared to non-foam electrodes. Experiments with tetrahydrofuran hydrates show that aluminum foam electrodes trigger near-instantaneous nucleation (in only 10's of seconds) at low voltages. Furthermore, this study suggests that two distinct interfacial mechanisms influence electronucleation, namely electrolytic bubble generation, and the formation of metal ion complex-based coordination compounds...
May 22, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530629/-laparoendoscopic-single-site-less-ureteral-reimplantation
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Pedro M Cabrera Castillo, Felipe Cáceres Jiménez
OBJECTIVE: To present in detail our surgical technique and to show our initial experience with ureteral reimplantation using the transumbilical LESS approach to treat patients with ureteral stenosis secondary to various diseases and surgical complications. METHODS: We performed 7 ureteral reimplantations from February 2012, using the multichannel Richard- Wolf (KeyPort) platform placed transumbilical by a small 2-2,5 cm transversal incision. We always use a 3.5 mm minilaparoscopy accessory trocar in the right iliac fossa, that is crucial to perform the laparoscopic suturing safely for the patient and in an optimal time...
May 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530627/-laparoscopic-treatment-of-retroperitoneal-fibrosis
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Carlos Hernández Fernández, David Subirá Rios, Mercedes Moralejo Gárate, Elena Rodríguez Fernández, Jorge Caño Velasco, Felipe Herranz Amo
Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a disease that may condition a severe involvement of various organs, mainly upper urinary tract, even causing renal insufficiency. It was first described by Albarran in 1905 and it is also known as Ormonds disease. The correct diagnosis includes, in many cases, the performance of one or more tests: CT scan, MRI, renal scan, etc. It is often necessary the insertion of double J catheters on percutaneous nephrostomy tubes with the aim to preserve renal function. Initial treatment is medical, based on corticoids, and , less frequent, immunosuppressive or chemotherapy drugs...
May 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530623/-laparoscopic-boari-flap-ureteral-reimplantation
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Ignacio Castilló-Vela, Gema Del Pozo Jiménez, Jorge Turo Antona, David Vázquez Alba, Javier Sáenz Medina, Joaquín Carballido Rodríguez
OBJECTIVES: To report our initial experience with laparoscopic Boari flap ureteral reimplantation and to review the main technical elements in ureteral reconstructive surgery. METHODS: In a 10-year period we performed 23 laparoscopic ureteral reimplantations. Three cases required a Boari flap. Two patients presented ureteral stenosis above the iliac vessels and the third one a urothelial tumor of the pelvic ureter. RESULTS: Two cases were completed laparoscopically; the third one was electively converted to open surgery to avoid prolonged OR time...
May 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530621/-laparoscopic-ureteral-reimplantation-in-the-treatment-of-urinary-tract-complications-after-renal-transplantation
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Juan Soto Villalba, Jesús Rosety Rodríguez, Cristina León Delgado, María José Ledo Cepero, Patricia Parra Serván, José Luis Álvarez-Ossorio Fernández
OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic ureteral reconstructive surgery is routinely performed , because it demonstrated efficacy and safety profiles similar to open surgery in expert hands. The most frequent surgical complications after transplant are urological, appearing in up to 12,5% of the cases; they can compromise graft function and mortality. The most frequent ones include ureterovesical anastomosis stenosis (2,5-7,5%) and vesicoureteral reflux (0,4-2,2), which present in up to 80% of the cases...
May 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530259/approach-to-the-correction-of-drooping-tip-common-problems-and-solutions
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P G Giacomini, S Rubino, S Mocella, M Pascali, S Di Girolamo
The drooping tip deformity is both a bothersome aesthetic feature and functional impairment of the nose. Both static and dynamic factors may affect tip appearance and it seems logical to take into account these factors when planning correction of drooping tip. Many studies have examined this topic, but its treatment remains controversial. In order to make nasal tip surgery successful, it is useful to identify the keystone anatomical characteristics of the tip itself. Naso-labial angle, nostril axis, tip rotation angle according to Frankfort plane and columellar-facial angle may be measured to assess nasal tip position...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530250/the-hump-columellar-strut-a-reliable-technique-for-correction-of-nasal-tip-underprojection
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P G Giacomini, S Mocella, S Di Girolamo, R De Berardinis, A Boccieri
Nasal tip under projection is often found in rhinoplasty cases both for congenital or post-traumatic deformity. Nasal trauma may result in alteration of the external and internal nasal structures with following aesthetic impairment and difficulties in breathing. Post-traumatic surgery is frequent, but restoration of pre-traumatic form and function remains a challenge. The present paper describes a new method to increase tip projection by a columellar strut harvested from the autologous nasal bone and cartilage of the resected hump...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530248/single-molecule-detection-of-dihydroazulene-photo-thermal-reaction-using-break-junction-technique
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Cancan Huang, Martyn Jevric, Anders Borges, Stine T Olsen, Joseph M Hamill, Jue-Ting Zheng, Yang Yang, Alexander Rudnev, Masoud Baghernejad, Peter Broekmann, Anne Ugleholdt Petersen, Thomas Wandlowski, Kurt V Mikkelsen, Gemma C Solomon, Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Wenjing Hong
Charge transport by tunnelling is one of the most ubiquitous elementary processes in nature. Small structural changes in a molecular junction can lead to significant difference in the single-molecule electronic properties, offering a tremendous opportunity to examine a reaction on the single-molecule scale by monitoring the conductance changes. Here, we explore the potential of the single-molecule break junction technique in the detection of photo-thermal reaction processes of a photochromic dihydroazulene/vinylheptafulvene system...
May 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530209/reproducible-3d-printed-head-tanks-for-electrical-impedance-tomography-with-realistic-shape-and-conductivity-distribution
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James Avery, Kirill Aristovich, Barney Low, David Holder
OBJECTIVE: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) has many promising applications in brain injury monitoring. To evaluate both instrumentation and reconstruction algorithms, experiments are first performed in head tanks. Existing methods, whilst accurate, produce a discontinuous conductivity, and are often made by hand, making it hard for other researchers to replicate. APPROACH: We have developed a method for constructing head tanks directly in a 3D printer. Conductivity was controlled through perforations in the skull surface, which allow for saline to pass through...
May 22, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530187/application-of-snps-to-improve-yield-of-pisum-sativum-l-pea
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Ansar Mehmood, Ghulam Murtaza
Nanotechnology opens an enormous scope of novel application in the fields of biotechnology and agricultural industries, because nanoparticles (NPs) have unique physicochemical properties, i.e. high surface area, high reactivity, tunable pore size and particle morphology. Present study was carried out to determine the role of silver NPs (SNPs) to improve yield of Pisum sativum L. SNPs (10-100 nm) were synthesised by green method using extract of Berberis lycium Royle. Pea seeds were soaked and seedling were foliage sprayed by 0, 30, 60 and 90 ppm SNPs...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529992/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-gastric-cancer-in-usa-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Ashley Russo, Vivian E Strong
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared gastric carcinoma a global health concern and gastric cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. With the rising incidence of gastric cancer, a body of both retrospective and randomized data has emerged since the early 1990's evaluating the role of minimally invasive platforms in the management of gastric cancer. While Eastern studies have shown that the laparoscopic approach is safe and feasible for advanced gastric cancer in Eastern patients, it is not clear whether this is true for patients in the West...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529899/clinical-experiences-of-combining-immunotherapy-and-radiation-therapy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-lessons-from-melanoma
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REVIEW
Anusha Kalbasi, Ramesh Rengan
Radiation therapy (RT) is an essential component of local control for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but distant failures dictate the poor prognosis of this disease. Until recently, the possibility of using RT as an immunoadjuvant to stimulate a systemic anti-tumor immune response was not a realistic clinical opportunity. The emergence of immune checkpoint blockade as an effective immunotherapy for NSCLC has opened the door for combinatorial approaches involving RT. In melanoma, the body of preclinical evidence combining radiation and immunotherapy buoyed clinical efforts, from which promising results have begun to emerge...
April 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529710/introducing-the-brassica-information-portal-towards-integrating-genotypic-and-phenotypic-brassica-crop-data
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Annemarie H Eckes, Tomasz Gubała, Piotr Nowakowski, Tomasz Szymczyszyn, Rachel Wells, Judith A Irwin, Carlos Horro, John M Hancock, Graham King, Sarah C Dyer, Wiktor Jurkowski
The Brassica Information Portal (BIP) is a centralised repository for Brassica phenotypic data. Trait data associated with Brassica research and breeding experiments conducted on Brassica crops, used as vegetables, for livestock fodder and biofuels, is hosted on the site, together with information on the experimental plant materials used, as well as trial design. BIP is an open access and open source project, built on the schema of CropStoreDB, and as such can provide trait data management strategies for any crop data...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529662/femoral-and-acetabular-re-alignment-in-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis
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M Leunig, H M Manner, L Turchetto, R Ganz
NEW PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL INSIGHTS: Based on improved knowledge of the vascular supply of the proximal femur, a safe surgical dislocation of the hip joint was established allowing direct insights to the pathomorphological malfunctioning of the joint. One insight was that slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) impingement leads to substantial damage of the chondrolabral rim area, even in the presence of minor slips. A further surgical development was the extended retinacular flap allowing for correction of the deformity with calculable risk for iatrogenic necrosis...
April 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529661/slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis-management-and-the-arthroscope
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F Accadbled, O May, C Thévenin-Lemoine, J Sales de Gauzy
BACKGROUND: In situ pinning of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) results in various degrees of deformity of the femoral head-neck junction. Repetitive trauma from cam-type femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) can lead to labral tears and injury to the articular cartilage causing loss of function. Arthroscopic osteoplasty is an alternative to open procedure and to Southwick/Imhäuser-type osteotomies in symptomatic selected cases. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: The amount of bone to be resected has to be carefully planned pre-operatively...
April 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529543/pilot-scale-steam-explosion-pretreatment-with-2-naphthol-to-overcome-high-softwood-recalcitrance
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Thomas Pielhop, Janick Amgarten, Michael H Studer, Philipp Rudolf von Rohr
BACKGROUND: Steam explosion pretreatment has been examined in many studies for enhancing the enzymatic digestibility of lignocellulosic biomass and is currently the most common pretreatment method in commercial biorefineries. It is however not effective for overcoming the extremely high recalcitrance of softwood to biochemical conversion. Recent fundamental research in small-scale liquid hot water pretreatment has shown, though, that the addition of a carbocation scavenger like 2-naphthol can prevent lignin repolymerization and thus enhance the enzymatic digestibility of softwood cellulose...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529487/cardiac-baroreflex-variability-and-resetting-during-sustained-mild-effort
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Mair Zamir, Mark B Badrov, T Dylan Olver, J Kevin Shoemaker
This exploratory study assessed the pattern of closed-loop baroreflex resetting using multi-logistic-curve analysis. Operating point gain and ranges of RR-interval (RRI) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) are derived to examine how these relate to sympathetic activation. Sustained low-intensity isometric handgrip exercise, with a period of post-exercise circulatory occlusion (PECO), provided a model to study baroreflex resetting because the progression toward fatigue at constant tension induces a continuous increase in volitional contribution to neuro-cardiovascular control...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529125/the-evidence-of-apelin-has-the-bidirectional-effects-on-feeding-regulation-in-siberian-sturgeon-acipenser-baerii
#18
Jin Hao, Qing Liu, Xin Zhang, Yuanbing Wu, Jieyao Zhu, Jinwen Qi, Ni Tang, Shuyao Wang, Hong Wang, Defang Chen, Zhiqiong Li
Apelin is a peptide, mainly produced in the brain, which participates in several physiologic effects. However, knowledge about the mechanism of appetite regulation in teleosts, including the role of apelin is not well understood. The aim of this study is to explore the effect of feeding status on the expression of apelin mRNA in the whole brain and the effects of injection of apelin on food intake in Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii). In this study, we first cloned the apelin cDNA sequence of the Siberian sturgeon...
May 18, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528738/our-initial-experience-with-ventriculo-epiplooic-shunt-in-treatment-of-hydrocephalus-in-two-centers
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Valentin Titus Grigorean, Aurelia Mihaela Sandu, Mihai Popescu, Ioan Stefan Florian, Cristian Dumitru Lupascu, Corina Lupascu Ursulescu
INTRODUCTION: Hydrocephalus represents impairment in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics. If the treatment of hydrocephalus is considered difficult, the repeated revisions of ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunts are even more challenging. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to evaluate the efficiency of ventriculo-epiplooic (VEp) shunt as a feasible alternative in hydrocephalic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A technical modification regarding the insertion of peritoneal catheter was imagined: midline laparotomy 8-10cm long was performed in order to open the peritoneal cavity; the great omentum was dissected between its two layers; we placed the distal end of the catheter between the two epiplooic layers; a fenestration of 4cm in diameter into the visceral layer was also performed...
May 11, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528678/the-effect-of-structured-patient-education-on-physical-activity-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-intermittent-claudication-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
U O Abaraogu, P M Dall, C A Seenan
OBJECTIVES: The aim was review the components and effects of patient education interventions to improve physical activity (PA) in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and intermittent claudication (IC), and patients' experiences of these interventions. DATA SOURCES: CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Ovid, ProQuest, AMED, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Web of Science Core Collection, and PEDRO, and Trial registers and directory of Open Access repository websites and Web of science conference proceedings were searched...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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