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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926966/augmented-renal-clearance-in-critical-illness-an-important-consideration-in-drug-dosing
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REVIEW
Sherif Hanafy Mahmoud, Chen Shen
Augmented renal clearance (ARC) is a manifestation of enhanced renal function seen in critically ill patients. The use of regular unadjusted doses of renally eliminated drugs in patients with ARC might lead to therapy failure. The purpose of this scoping review was to provide and up-to-date summary of the available evidence pertaining to the phenomenon of ARC. A literature search of databases of available evidence in humans, with no language restriction, was conducted. Databases searched were MEDLINE (1946 to April 2017), EMBASE (1974 to April 2017) and the Cochrane Library (1999 to April 2017)...
September 16, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925960/curvature-continuous-and-bounded-path-planning-for-fixed-wing-uavs
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Xiaoliang Wang, Peng Jiang, Deshi Li, Tao Sun
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) play an important role in applications such as data collection and target reconnaissance. An accurate and optimal path can effectively increase the mission success rate in the case of small UAVs. Although path planning for UAVs is similar to that for traditional mobile robots, the special kinematic characteristics of UAVs (such as their minimum turning radius) have not been taken into account in previous studies. In this paper, we propose a locally-adjustable, continuous-curvature, bounded path-planning algorithm for fixed-wing UAVs...
September 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925949/a-generic-compliance-modeling-method-for-two-axis-elliptical-arc-filleted-flexure-hinges
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Lijian Li, Dan Zhang, Sheng Guo, Haibo Qu
As a kind of important flexible joint, two-axis flexure hinges can realize in-plane and out-of-plane motions and can be used for constructing flexure-based spatial compliant mechanisms. The paper introduces a common two-axis elliptical-arc-filleted flexure hinge that is generated by two different elliptical-arc-filleted cutout profiles and that provides some new hinge types. The analytical compliance equations of both half-segments of the two-axis elliptical-arc flexure hinges are firstly formulated, and then, based on a generic compliance modeling method of a flexure serial chain, the closed-form compliance and precision matrices of two-axis elliptical-arc-filleted flexure hinges are established and validated by the finite element method...
September 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924967/postoperative-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer-the-sooner-the-better-and-potential-to-reduce-toxicity-even-further
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Paolo Borghetti, Luigi Spiazzi, Claudia Cozzaglio, Sara Pedretti, Bruno Caraffini, Luca Triggiani, Diana Greco, Lilia Bardoscia, Fernando Barbera, Michela Buglione, Stefano Maria Magrini
PURPOSE: To evaluate biochemical relapse-free survival (bRFS), overall survival (OS), late rectal and bladder toxicities in a retrospective single institution series, also applying an in-house software for biological dose calculation. METHODS: 258 patients submitted to radiotherapy after prostatectomy were considered. Differences between groups were calculated using the log-rank test and the relevant clinical and therapeutic variables were considered for multivariate analysis...
September 18, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923738/single-step-synthesis-of-carbon-encapsulated-magnetic-nanoparticles-in-arc-plasma-and-potential-biomedical-applications
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Xiuqi Fang, Xiaoqian Cheng, Yuerou Zhang, Lijie Grace Zhang, Michael Keidar
A novel highly controllable process of Carbon Encapsulated Magnetic Nanoparticles (CEMNs) synthesis in arc discharge plasma has been developed. In this work, both the size distribution and the purity of the CEMNs have been made more controllable by adding an external magnetic field. It is shown that with the increase of the external magnetic field, the CEMNs get a better separation from the carbon impurities and the size distribution become narrower. This conclusion is valid for Fe, Ni and Fe+Ni CEMNs synthesis...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923583/sunlight-and-ultraviolet-radiation-pertinent-retinal-implications-current-management
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REVIEW
Tedi Begaj, Shlomit Schaal
Unprotected and prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from sunlight, lasers, and arc welding leads to outer retinal damage. The photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelium located in the posterior pole are particularly susceptible to this radiation. Classically known as solar retinopathy, this disorder frequently affects young individuals who have clear lenses and a propensity toward observing solar eclipses. Various imaging techniques aid the clinician in diagnosis, even if patients cannot recall an exposure event...
September 16, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923010/the-role-of-the-two-component-systems-cpx-and-arc-in-protein-alterations-upon-gentamicin-treatment-in-escherichia-coli
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Emina Ćudić, Kristin Surmann, Gianna Panasia, Elke Hammer, Sabine Hunke
BACKGROUND: The aminoglycoside antibiotic gentamicin was supposed to induce a crosstalk between the Cpx- and the Arc-two-component systems (TCS). Here, we investigated the physical interaction of the respective TCS components and compared the results with their respective gene expression and protein abundance. The findings were interpreted in relation to the global proteome profile upon gentamicin treatment. RESULTS: We observed specific interaction between CpxA and ArcA upon treatment with the aminoglycoside gentamicin using Membrane-Strep-tagged protein interaction experiments (mSPINE)...
September 18, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922699/vision-assessment-in-persons-with-intellectual-disabilities
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Werner Eisenbarth
PURPOSE: To investigate the degree of visual acuity in workers with intellectual disabilities and the impact of vision on their working conditions. METHODS: We recruited 224 workers (mean age 43.77 years, SD ± 12.96; range, 19-72 years) from a workshop for those with intellectual disabilities, to participate in a vision examination program. The assessment consisted of objective refraction, visual acuity, ocular motility, near-point of convergence, cover/uncover test, stereo acuity and colour perception...
September 18, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919534/glutamate-induced-rapid-induction-of-arc-arg3-1-requires-nmda-receptor-mediated-phosphorylation-of-erk-and-creb
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Tao Chen, Jie Zhu, Li-Kun Yang, Yi Feng, Wei Lin, Yu-Hai Wang
Arc/Arg3.1 is a unique immediate early gene whose expression is highly dynamic and correlated with various forms of synaptic plasticity. Many previous reports highlight the complexity of mechanisms that regulate Arc/Arg3.1 expression in neurons. In the present study, the expression and regulation of Arc/Arg3.1 after glutamate treatment in primary cultured cortical neurons were investigated. We found that both Arc/Arg3.1 mRNA and Arc/Arg3.1 protein dynamically increased within 24h after glutamate treatment. The results of immunostaining showed that abundant amounts of Arc/Arg3...
September 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918664/outcomes-of-surface-replacement-proximal-interphalangeal-joint-arthroplasty-using-the-self-locking-finger-joint-implant-minimum-two-years-follow-up
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Issei Komatsu, Yoshiya Arishima, Hirotomo Shibahashi, Toshihito Yamaguchi, Yoshitaka Minamikawa
BACKGROUND: The Self Locking Finger Joint (SLFJ) implant is a new type of surface replacement implant. The purpose of this study was to evaluate midterm clinical outcomes of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) arthroplasty with the SLFJ implant. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 26 PIP joint arthroplasties using the SLFJ implant in 17 patients with osteoarthritis or posttraumatic osteoarthritis. Preoperative and postoperative range of motion, grip strength and key pinch, radiographic findings, and complications were evaluated...
September 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918435/infant-avoidance-training-alters-cellular-activation-patterns-in-prefronto-limbic-circuits-during-adult-avoidance-learning-ii-cellular-imaging-of-neurons-expressing-the-activity-regulated-cytoskeleton-associated-protein-arc-arg3-1
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Nicole Gröger, Anja Mannewitz, Jörg Bock, Susann Becker, Katja Guttmann, Gerd Poeggel, Katharina Braun
Positive and negative feedback learning is essential to optimize behavioral performance. We used the two-way active avoidance (TWA) task as an experimental paradigm for negative feedback learning with the aim to test the hypothesis that neuronal ensembles activate the activity-regulated cytoskeletal (Arc/Arg3.1) protein during different phases of avoidance learning and during retrieval. A variety of studies in humans and other animals revealed that the ability of aversive feedback learning emerges postnatally...
September 16, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917250/emerging-technologies-in-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Lijun Ma, Lei Wang, Chia-Lin Tseng, Arjun Sahgal
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) stems from the initial developments of intra-cranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Despite similarity in their names and clinical goals of delivering a sufficiently high tumoricidal dose, maximal sparing of the surrounding normal tissues and a short treatment course, SBRT technologies have transformed from the early days of body frame-based treatments with X-ray verification to primarily image-guided procedures with cone-beam CT or stereoscopic X-ray systems and non-rigid body immo-bilization...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916844/left-sided-breast-cancer-and-risks-of-secondary-lung-cancer-and-ischemic-heart-disease-effects-of-modern-radiotherapy-techniques
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Stefanie Corradini, Hendrik Ballhausen, Helmut Weingandt, Philipp Freislederer, Stephan Schönecker, Maximilian Niyazi, Cristoforo Simonetto, Markus Eidemüller, Ute Ganswindt, Claus Belka
PURPOSE: Modern breast cancer radiotherapy techniques, such as respiratory-gated radiotherapy in deep-inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) or volumetric-modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT) have been shown to reduce the high dose exposure of the heart in left-sided breast cancer. The aim of the present study was to comparatively estimate the excess relative and absolute risks of radiation-induced secondary lung cancer and ischemic heart disease for different modern radiotherapy techniques. METHODS: Four different treatment plans were generated for ten computed tomography data sets of patients with left-sided breast cancer, using either three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) or VMAT, in free-breathing (FB) or DIBH...
September 15, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915893/dosimetric-comparison-of-different-treatment-modalities-for-stereotactic-radiotherapy
#14
Shih-Ming Hsu, Yuan-Chun Lai, Chien-Chung Jeng, Chia-Ying Tseng
BACKGROUND: The modalities for performing stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) on the brain include the cone-based linear accelerator (linac), the flattening filter-free (FFF) volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) linac, and tomotherapy. In this study, the cone-based linac, FFF-VMAT linac, and tomotherapy modalities were evaluated by measuring the differences in doses delivered during brain SRT and experimentally assessing the accuracy of the output radiation doses through clinical measurements...
September 16, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915413/transmission-electron-microscopy-studies-and-modeling-of-3d-reciprocal-space-of-%C3%AF-forming-alloy
#15
Alphy George, Vinayak Sharma, R Divakar, M Sabeena, E Mohandas
Initial stage of ω phase formation and associated anomalous features that appear in diffraction patterns of a metastable β transition metal alloy have been investigated in this study with the aid of transmission electron microscopy, simulation and modeling. The paper explores discrete features that emerge in selected area diffraction patterns of quenched Ti-15wt%Mo alloy and analyzes the correlation between ω reflections and diffuse arcs by considering all variants of ω phase as per the formation kinetics of ω phase in β matrix while quenching...
September 12, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915271/extending-topological-surgery-to-natural-processes-and-dynamical-systems
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Stathis Antoniou, Sofia Lambropoulou
Topological surgery is a mathematical technique used for creating new manifolds out of known ones. We observe that it occurs in natural phenomena where a sphere of dimension 0 or 1 is selected, forces are applied and the manifold in which they occur changes type. For example, 1-dimensional surgery happens during chromosomal crossover, DNA recombination and when cosmic magnetic lines reconnect, while 2-dimensional surgery happens in the formation of tornadoes, in the phenomenon of Falaco solitons, in drop coalescence and in the cell mitosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914749/raised-frequency-of-microcephaly-related-to-zika-virus-infection-in-two-birth-defects-surveillance-systems-in-bogot%C3%A3-and-cali-colombia
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Paula Hurtado-Villa, Angie K Puerto, Salomé Victoria, Gloria Gracia, Lesly Guasmayán, Patricia Arce, Gilberto Álvarez, Esperanza Blandón, Nubia Rengifo, Jorge A Holguín, Alexander Durán, Ignacio Zarante
Zika virus infection during pregnancy is now known to cause congenital microcephaly and severe brain defects. In 2016, rates of microcephaly appeared to start increasing around May, peaking in July, and declining through December. The occurrence of microcephaly appears to have increased nearly 4-fold in 2 large cities in Colombia, concurrently with the reported Zika virus epidemic in the country.
October 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914234/selective-hierarchical-patterning-of-silicon-nanostructures-via-soft-nanostencil-lithography
#18
Ke Du, Junjun Ding, Ishan Wathuthanthri, Chang-Hwan Choi
It is challenging to hierarchically pattern high-aspect-ratio nanostructures on microstructures using conventional lithographic techniques, where photoresist film is not able to uniformly cover on the microstructures as the aspect ratio increases. Such non-uniformity causes poor definition of nanopatterns over the microstructures. Nanostencil lithography can provide an alternative means to hierarchically construct nanostructures on microstructures via direct deposition or plasma etching through a free-standing nanoporous membrane...
September 15, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914139/the-influence-of-geometric-design-variables-on-the-kinematic-performance-of-a-surface-guided-total-knee-replacement
#19
Shabnam Pejhan, Eric Bohm, Jan-Mels Brandt, Urs Wyss
OBJECTIVE: Tibiofemoral geometries in a total knee replacement (TKR) affect the performance of an implant during activities of daily living. The specially shaped components of a surface-guided TKR aim to control the tibiofemoral motion, such that a normal pattern of motion is achieved, even at high flexion angles. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of the design parameters on the kinematic behavior of such an implant. A combination of design variables was determined that resulted in the least deviation from the design kinematic target...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912418/genesis-of-ultra-high-ni-olivine-in-high-mg-andesite-lava-triggered-by-seamount-subduction
#20
Tatsuji Nishizawa, Hitomi Nakamura, Tatiana Churikova, Boris Gordeychik, Osamu Ishizuka, Satoru Haraguchi, Takashi Miyazaki, Bogdan Stefanov Vaglarov, Qing Chang, Morihisa Hamada, Jun-Ichi Kimura, Kenta Ueki, Chiaki Toyama, Atsushi Nakao, Hikaru Iwamori
The Kamchatka Peninsula is a prominent and wide volcanic arc located near the northern edge of the Pacific Plate. It has highly active volcanic chains and groups, and characteristic lavas that include adakitic rocks. In the north of the peninsula adjacent to the triple junction, some additional processes such as hot asthenospheric injection around the slab edge and seamount subduction operate, which might enhance local magmatism. In the forearc area of the northeastern part of the peninsula, monogenetic volcanic cones dated at <1 Ma were found...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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