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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449570/low-dose-clozapine-induced-seizure-a-case-report
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Abdullah Bolu, Süleyman Akarsu, Erdal Pan, Emre Aydemir, Taner Oznur
Seizures are believed to be a dose-dependent side effect of clozapine. In this case report, we describe a patient who had tonic-clonic seizures after using a low dose clozapine who did not have any seizure risk. The 29-year-old male patient had been followed-up with a diagnosis of schizophrenia for about 5 years. When using clozapine 200 mg/day he had a tonic-clonic seizure with bilateral diffuse epileptic activity in electroencephalography (EEG). In the literature, there are a few case reports about low-dose clozapine-induced seizure...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449541/nanoscale-observation-of-dehydration-process-in-phema-hydrogel-structure
#2
Kordian Chamerski, Witold Korzekwa, Jacek Filipecki, Olha Shpotyuk, Marcin Stopa, Piotr Jeleń, Maciej Sitarz
One of the most important field of interest in respect to hydrogel materials is their capability to water storage. The problem mentioned above plays an important role regarding to diffusion of fluid media containing nanoparticles, what is very useful in biomedical applications, such as artificial polymeric implants, drug delivery systems or tissue engineering.In presented work, dehydration process in hydrogels used in ophthalmology as intraocular lenses was observed. Before measurements studied materials were immersed in deionized water and saline solution to obtain equilibrium swelling state...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449468/pulmonary-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-versus-igg4-related-inflammatory-pseudotumor-differential-diagnosis-based-on-a-case-series
#3
Longfei Zhu, Jian Li, Chengwu Liu, Wenshuang Ding, Feng Lin, Chenglin Guo, Lunxu Liu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) has been considered as a synonym for inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) for a long time. Recent studies have indicated that IMT and IgG4-related IPT are distinct diseases. However, no consensus criteria have been recommended. Here we propose a set of criteria for the differential diagnosis. METHODS: Twenty-six archived IMT and IgG4-related IPT samples were examined for histological characteristics and the expression of IgG, IgG4, SMA and ALK-1...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449462/pulmonary-function-tests-findings-and-their-diagnostic-value-in-patients-with-igg4-related-disease
#4
Lu Cao, Yi-Bing Chen, Da-Hui Zhao, Wen-Fang Shi, Song Meng, Li-Xin Xie
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an immune-mediated fibroinflammatory disorder that can affect most organs. To date, there have been no detailed assessments of pulmonary function in patients with IgG4-RD. In this study, we investigated pulmonary function in IgG4-RD patients and evaluated the value of pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in diagnosing IgG4-related respiratory disease (IgG4-RRD). METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 17 patients with IgG4-RD...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449294/analysis-of-the-prognostic-value-of-bmi-and-the-difference-in-its-impact-according-to-age-and-sex-in-dlbcl-patients
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Yusuke Kanemasa, Tatsu Shimoyama, Yuki Sasaki, Miho Tamura, Takeshi Sawada, Yasushi Omuro, Tsunekazu Hishima, Yoshiharu Maeda
Studies that have evaluated the prognostic value of body mass index (BMI) in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma have recently been reported. However, the impact of BMI on survival outcomes remains controversial. We retrospectively analyzed the data of 406 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients treated with R-CHOP or R-CHOP-like regimens. The number (%) of patients that were categorized into 1 of 4 groups according to BMI were underweight (<18.5 kg/m(2) ), 58 (14.3%); normal weight (≥18.5 to <25 kg/m(2) ), 262 (64...
April 27, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449169/analysis-of-liver-tumors-using-preoperative-and-intraoperative-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-ioceus-by-radiologists-in-comparison-to-magnetic%C3%A2-resonance-imaging-and-histopathology
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Severin Huf, Natascha Platz Batista da Silva, Isabel Wiesinger, Matthias Hornung, Marcus N Scherer, Sven Lang, Christian Stroszczynski, Thomas Fischer, Ernst Michael Jung
Purpose To evaluate the diagnostic significance of preoperatively and intraoperatively performed contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS/IOCEUS) in the diagnosis of liver tumors in comparison to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and histopathology. Materials and Methods Retrospective analysis of 70/317 patients who underwent surgery for liver tumors between January 2012 and October 2015. Findings of CEUS and IOCEUS were compared to MRI. CEUS and IOCEUS were performed using multifrequency linear probes (1 - 5, 6 - 15 MHz) after bolus injection of 1 - 5 ml sulfur hexafluoride microbubbles...
May 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449168/mri-sequences-in-head-neck-radiology-state-of-the-art
#7
Gerlig Widmann, Benjamin Henninger, Christian Kremser, Werner Jaschke
Background Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an essential imaging modality for the evaluation of head & neck pathologies. However, the diagnostic power of MRI is strongly related to the appropriate selection and interpretation of imaging protocols and sequences. The aim of this article is to review state-of-the-art sequences for the clinical routine in head & neck MRI and to describe the evidence for which medical question these sequences and techniques are useful. Method Literature review of state-of-the-art sequences in head & neck MRI...
May 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449132/sex-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-white-matter-in-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-plus-meta-analysis-of-the-corpus-callosum
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Saba Shahab, Laura Stefanik, George Foussias, Meng-Chuan Lai, Kelly K Anderson, Aristotle N Voineskos
Sex is considered an understudied variable in health research. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder with known sex differences in epidemiology and clinical presentation. We systematically reviewed the literature for sex-based differences of diffusion properties of white matter tracts in schizophrenia. We then conducted a meta-analysis examining sex-based differences in the genu and splenium of the corpus callosum in schizophrenia. Medline and Embase were searched to identify relevant papers. Studies fulfilling the following criteria were included: (1) included individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, (2) included a control group of healthy individuals, (3) included both sexes in the patient and the control groups, (4) used diffusion tensor imaging, and (5) involved analyzing metrics of white matter microstructural integrity...
April 26, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449060/the-influence-of-miniscrew-insertion-torque
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Melissa V Nguyen, John Codrington, Lloyd Fletcher, Craig W Dreyer, Wayne J Sampson
Objective: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the progressive development of surface microdamage produced following the insertion of orthodontic miniscrews (OMs) into 1.5 mm thick porcine tibia bone using maximum insertion torque values of 12 Ncm, 18 Ncm, and 24 Ncm. Methods: Aarhus OMs (diameter 1.5 mm; length 6 mm) were inserted into 1.5 mm porcine bone using a torque limiting hand screwdriver set at 12 Ncm, 18 Ncm, and 24 Ncm. A custom rig equipped with a compression load cell was used to record the compression force exerted during manual insertion...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448930/determining-equilibrium-partition-coefficients-between-lipid-protein-and-polydimethylsiloxane-for-highly-hydrophobic-organic-contaminants-using-preloaded-disks
#10
Yuanyuan Pei, Huizhen Li, Jing You
Bioaccumulation of hydrophobic organic contaminants is of great concern and understanding their partitioning to biological phases is crucial for estimating their bioaccumulation potential. The estimation, however, was of large uncertainty for highly hydrophobic organic contaminants (HHOCs) with log KOW>9 due to the challenge of quantifying their water concentrations. In the present study, partition coefficients between polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and storage lipid (KSL,PDMS), membrane lipid (KML,PDMS) and protein (Kpro,PDMS) were measured for 21 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 14 polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), dechlorane plus (DP) and decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE), covering log KOW from 5...
April 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448835/continuous-production-of-polymer-nanoparticles-using-a-membrane-based-flow-cell
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Zhengnan Yang, Dona Foster, Ali Dhinojwala
We demonstrate the surfactant-free production of polymer nanoparticles using a continuous membrane-based tangential flow cell. Co-current streams of water and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)/acetone/water solution were separated by a porous regenerated cellulose (RC) membrane. The water concentration in the PMMA solution was adjusted so that as additional water diffused through the RC membrane, the PMMA solution composition crossed the two phase boundary to precipitate PMMA nanoparticles. The size of these nanoparticles varied with the concentration of the PMMA feed and the amount of water diffusing across the membrane...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448832/fabrication-of-a-novel-z-scheme-g-c3n4-bi4o7-heterojunction-photocatalyst-with-enhanced-visible-light-driven-activity-toward-organic-pollutants
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Meng Sun, Yu Wang, Yu Shao, Yunhui He, Qi Zeng, Huikai Liang, Tao Yan, Bin Du
In this work, highly efficient g-C3N4/Bi4O7 heterojunction photocatalysts have been successfully fabricated by a facile method. Compared with the bare photocatalysts, the obtained g-C3N4/Bi4O7 hybrid photocatalysts exhibited efficient degradation activity toward methylene blue (MB), phenol, rhodamine B (RhB), and bisphenol A (BPA) under visible light irradiation. The influences of different g-C3N4 contents on the photocatalytic efficiency of the hybrid photocatalysts have been investigated. The results revealed that the g-C3N4/Bi4O7 with g-C3N4 mass ratio of 30% exhibited the best photocatalytic activity...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448817/automated-detection-of-pathologic-white-matter-alterations-in-alzheimer-s-disease-using-combined-diffusivity-and-kurtosis-method
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Yuanyuan Chen, Miao Sha, Xin Zhao, Jianguo Ma, Hongyan Ni, Wei Gao, Dong Ming
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) are important diffusion MRI techniques for detecting microstructure abnormities in diseases such as Alzheimer's. The advantages of DKI over DTI have been reported generally; however, the indistinct relationship between diffusivity and kurtosis has not been clearly revealed in clinical settings. In this study, we hypothesize that the combination of diffusivity and kurtosis in DKI improves the capacity of DKI to detect Alzheimer's disease compared with diffusivity or kurtosis alone...
April 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448730/retinal-manifestations-of-juvenile-dermatomyositis-case-report-of-bilateral-diffuse-chorioretinopathy-with-paracentral-acute-middle-maculopathy-and-review-of-the-literature
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Rene Y Choi, Russell J Swan, Aimee Hersh, Albert T Vitale
PURPOSE: To review a case of bilateral diffuse chorioretinopathy as a presenting sign of juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and review the literature regarding retinal manifestations associated with this disease. METHODS: Review of case record and literature regarding retinal manifestations related to juvenile dermatomyositis. RESULTS: A 13-year-old girl presented with bilateral diffuse chorioretinopathy as the presenting sign of juvenile dermatomyositis...
April 27, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448683/magnetic-resonance-imaging-connectivity-for-the-prediction-of-seizure-outcome-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Victoria L Morgan, Dario J Englot, Baxter P Rogers, Bennett A Landman, Ahmet Cakir, Bassel W Abou-Khalil, Adam W Anderson
OBJECTIVE: Currently, approximately 60-70% of patients with unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) remain seizure-free 3 years after surgery. The goal of this work was to develop a presurgical connectivity-based biomarker to identify those patients who will have an unfavorable seizure outcome 1-year postsurgery. METHODS: Resting-state functional and diffusion-weighted 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was acquired from 22 unilateral (15 right, 7 left) patients with TLE and 35 healthy controls...
April 27, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448591/strain-based-diffusion-solver-for-realistic-representation-of-diffusion-front-in-physical-reactions
#16
Jong-Hyun Kim, Jung Lee
When simulating fluids, such as water or fire, interacting with solids, it is a challenging problem to represent details of diffusion front in physical reaction. Previous approaches commonly use isotropic or anisotropic diffusion to model the transport of a quantity through a medium or long interface. We have identified unrealistic monotonous patterns with previous approaches and therefore, propose to extend these approaches by integrating the deformation of the material with the diffusion process. Specifically, stretching deformation represented by strain is incorporated in a divergence-constrained diffusion model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448475/formulation-characterization-and-properties-of-hemp-seed-oil-and-its-emulsions
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Veronika Mikulcová, Věra Kašpárková, Petr Humpolíček, Leona Buňková
The formulation, characterization, and anticipated antibacterial properties of hemp seed oil and its emulsions were investigated. The oil obtained from the seeds of Cannabis sativa L. in refined and unrefined form was characterized using iodine, saponification, acid values, and gas chromatography, and was employed for the preparation of stable oil-in-water emulsions. The emulsions were prepared using pairs of non-ionic surfactants (Tween, Span). The effects of the emulsification method (spontaneous emulsification vs...
April 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448418/effects-of-b-value-on-quantification-of-rapid-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-in-normal-and-acute-ischemic-brain-tissues
#18
Ming-Chung Chou, Cheng-Wen Ko, Yu-Hsien Chiu, Hsiao-Wen Chung, Ping-Hong Lai
PURPOSE: Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) has been widely used to characterize brain tissue alterations. Diffusion-weighting factor or b value plays an important role in the measurement of rapid DKI and may have influential effects on them. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of b value on rapid DKI indices in normal and acute ischemic brain tissues. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study enrolled 10 healthy subjects and 4 acute ischemic stroke patients...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448409/assessing-synovitis-and-bone-erosion-with-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-in-early-stage-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Jin Qu, Xinwei Lei, Ying Zhan, Huixia Li, Yu Zhang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the value of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in distinguishing synovitis from joint fluid and bone erosion from cysts. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients with suspected rheumatoid arthritis underwent diffusion-weighted imaging and pre- and post-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. The mean ADC values were compared between synovitis and joint effusion and between bone erosion and cyst. RESULTS: Mean ADC value of synovitis was significantly lower than that of the joint effusion (2...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448139/suppression-of-nitrite-oxidizing-bacteria-in-intermittently-membrane-aerated-biofilms-a-model-based-explanation
#20
Yunjie Ma, Carlos Domingo-Félez, Benedek Gy Plosz, Barth F Smets
Autotrophic ammonium oxidation in membrane-aerated biofilm reactors (MABRs) can make treatment of ammonium-rich wastewaters more energy-efficient, especially within the context of short-cut ammonium removal. The challenge is to exclusively enrich ammonium-oxidizing bacteria (AOB). To achieve nitritation, strategies to suppress nitrite-oxidizing bacteria (NOB) are needed, which are ideally grounded on an understanding of underlying mechanisms. In this study, a counter-diffusion nitrifying biofilm reactor was operated under intermittent aeration...
April 27, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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