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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092859/n-2-arylmethylimino-ethyl-7-chloroquinolin-4-amine-derivatives-synthesized-by-thermal-and-ultrasonic-means-are-endowed-with-anti-zika-virus-activity
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Giselle Barbosa-Lima, Ligia S da Silveira Pinto, Carlos R Kaiser, James L Wardell, Caroline S De Freitas, Yasmine R Vieira, Andressa Marttorelli, José Cerbino Neto, Patrícia T Bozza, Solange M S V Wardell, Marcus V N de Souza, Thiago M L Souza
Zika virus (ZIKV), an emerging Flavivirus, was recently associated with severe neurological complications and congenital diseases. Therefore, development of antiviral agents capable of inhibiting ZIKV replication is urgent. Chloroquine is a molecule with a confirmed safety history for use with pregnant women, and has been found to exhibit anti-ZIKV activity at concentrations around 10 μM. This suggests that modifications to the chloroquine structure could be promising for obtaining more effective anti-ZIKV agents...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092639/lithographic-patterning-of-antibodies-by-direct-lift-off-and-improved-surface-adhesion
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Sankalp Verma, Vivek Verma
The inherent property of antibodies binding to their antigen with high specificity makes them a strong candidate for sensing and detection applications. Microscale patterning of antibodies is desired for the miniaturization of sensors and fundamental cell biology studies. However, existing methodologies to pattern antibodies at the microscale are multi-step. In this work, we demonstrate microscale patterning of antibodies on a glass coverslip in a single step photolithography process. The microscale features of the photoresist were generated on the coverslip using photolithography, and the antibody solution was incubated...
January 16, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092533/linear-system-models-for-ultrasonic-imaging-intensity-signal-statistics
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Craig Abbey, Yang Zhu, Sara Bahramian, Michael Insana
Despite a great deal of work characterizing the statistical properties of radio-frequency backscattered ultrasound signals, less is known about the statistical properties of demodulated intensity signals. Analysis of intensity is made more difficult by a strong nonlinearity that arises in the process of demodulation. This limits our ability to characterize the spatial resolution and noise properties of B-mode ultrasound images. In this work, we generalize earlier results on two-point intensity covariance using a multivariate systems approach...
January 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092508/ultrasonic-shear-wave-elasticity-imaging-sequencing-and-data-processing-using-a-verasonics-research-scanner
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Yufeng Deng, Ned C Rouze, Mark L Palmeri, Kathryn R Nightingale
Ultrasound elasticity imaging has been developed over the last decade to estimate tissue stiffness. Shear wave elasticity imaging (SWEI) quantifies tissue stiffness by measuring the speed of propagating shear waves following acoustic radiation force excitation. This paper presents the sequencing and data processing protocols of SWEI using a Verasonics system. The selection of the sequence parameters in a Verasonics programming script is discussed in detail. The data processing pipeline to calculate group shear wave speed (SWS), including tissue motion estimation, data filtering, and SWS estimation, is demonstrated...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091592/effective-extraction-of-arabidopsis-adherent-seed-mucilage-by-ultrasonic-treatment
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Xianhai Zhao, Lijun Qiao, Ai-Min Wu
The Arabidopsis seed coat is composed of two layers of mucilage, a water-soluble non-adherent outer layer and an adherent inner layer. The non-adherent mucilage can easily be extracted by gentle shaking. However, adherent mucilage is extremely difficult to dissociate from the seed coat. Despite various treatments to extract the adherent mucilage, including EDTA, ammonium oxalate, dilute alkali or acid washes, most of it remains on the seed coat. Here, we show for the first time the extraction of almost all of the adherent mucilage from the Arabidopsis seed coat...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090125/a-multi-physics-model-for-ultrasonically-activated-soft-tissue
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Rahul Suvranu De
A multi-physics model has been developed to investigate the effects of cellular level mechanisms on the thermomechanical response of ultrasonically activated soft tissue. Cellular level cavitation effects have been incorporated in the tissue level continuum model to accurately determine the thermodynamic states such as temperature and pressure. A viscoelastic material model is assumed for the macromechanical response of the tissue. The cavitation model based equation-of-state provides the additional pressure arising from evaporation of intracellular and cellular water by absorbing heat due to structural and viscoelastic heating in the tissue, and temperature to the continuum level thermomechanical model...
February 1, 2017: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089664/neurotensin-nts1-and-nts2-receptor-agonists-produce-anxiolytic-like-effects-in-the-22-khz-ultrasonic-vocalization-model-in-rats
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Floyd F Steele, Shannon C Whitehouse, Jacob S Aday, Adam J Prus
Neurotensin is a neuropeptide neurotransmitter that interacts with multiple neurotransmitter systems, including those regulating amygdalar function, via NTS1 and NTS2 receptors. Both receptors are expressed in the amygdala and agonists for NTS1 or NTS2 receptors have exhibited anxiolytic effects in animal models. Systemic adminstration of NTS1 receptor agonist PD149163 was recently shown to reduce footshock conditioned 22-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations in rats, suggesting that PD149163 produced an anxiolytic effect...
January 12, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088705/ultrasonic-compaction-of-granular-geological-materials
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Andrew Feeney, Sakalima Sikaneta, Patrick Harkness, Margaret Lucas
It has been shown that the compaction of granular materials for applications such as pharmaceutical tableting and plastic moulding can be enhanced by ultrasonic vibration of the compaction die. Ultrasonic vibrations can reduce the compaction pressure and increase particle fusion, leading to higher strength products. In this paper, the potential benefits of ultrasonics in the compaction of geological granular materials in downhole applications are explored, to gain insight into the effects of ultrasonic vibrations on compaction of different materials commonly encountered in sub-sea drilling...
January 5, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088639/docosahexaenoic-acid-loaded-lipid-nanoparticles-with-bactericidal-activity-against-helicobacter-pylori
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Catarina Leal Seabra, Cláudia Nunes, Maria Gomez-Lazaro, Marta Correia, José Carlos Machado, Inês C Gonçalves, Celso A Reis, Salette Reis, M Cristina L Martins
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid present in fish oil, has been described as a promising molecule to the treatment of Helicobacter pylori gastric infection. However, due to its highly unsaturated structure, DHA can be easily oxidized loosing part of its bioactivity. This work aims the nanoencapsulation of DHA to improve its bactericidal efficacy against H. pylori. DHA was loaded into nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) produced by hot homogenization and ultrasonication using a blend of lipids (Precirol ATO5(®), Miglyol-812(®)) and a surfactant (Tween 60(®))...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088009/cardiac-output-and-systemic-vascular-resistance-clinical-assessment-compared-with-a-noninvasive-objective-measurement-in-children-with-shock
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Asma Razavi, Christopher J L Newth, Robinder G Khemani, Fernando Beltramo, Patrick A Ross
PURPOSE: To evaluate physician assessment of cardiac output and systemic vascular resistance in patients with shock compared with an ultrasonic cardiac output monitor (USCOM). To explore potential changes in therapy decisions if USCOM data were available using physician intervention answers. STUDY DESIGN: Double-blinded, prospective, observational study in a tertiary hospital pediatric intensive care unit. Forty children (<18years) admitted with shock, requiring ongoing volume resuscitation or inotropic support...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087283/benefits-of-using-the-ultrasonic-bonescalpel%C3%A2-in-temporomandibular-joint-reconstruction
#11
Rebeka Silva, Rishi Gupta, Gianluca Tartaglia, Stephen Connelly
PURPOSE: The main objective of this retrospective study is to analyze and report on our operative experiences and outcomes using the ultrasonic BoneScalpel™ (BoneScalpel) versus a conventional reciprocating saw (RecipSaw) for the purpose of completing the osteotomies in total temporomandibular joint reconstruction (TJR) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 23 consecutive patients presented with a diagnosis of either degenerative joint disease (n = 23), a failing autogenous TJR (n = 1), heterotrophic bone formation (n = 1) or a subcondylar fracture (n = 1) for a total of 26 joints that received a TJR...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086108/analysis-of-high-frequency-guided-wave-scattering-at-a-fastener-hole-with-a-view-to-fatigue-crack-detection
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Bernard Masserey, Paul Fromme
The scattering of high frequency guided ultrasonic waves by a fatigue crack at the side of a fastener hole has been studied. The guided wave pulse consists of the superposition of the two fundamental Lamb modes A0 and S0 above the cut-off frequencies of the higher modes. The scattered field was simulated using a three-dimensional finite difference algorithm with a staggered, Cartesian grid for the limited area of interest around the hole and an analytical phase angle correction for the additional, variable propagation distance...
December 25, 2016: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085868/laser-damage-characteristics-of-nd-glass-active-mirrors
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Xiaofeng Liu, Yanqi Gao, Jian Sun, Dawei Li, Meiping Zhu, Guohang Hu, Weili Zhang, Yuan'an Zhao, Jianda Shao
The active-mirror architecture is widely used in high-power laser systems. In this study, the laser-damage characteristics of Nd:glass active mirrors are investigated. They are exposed to nanosecond 1064 nm laser incident from the Nd:glass. The laser-induced damage thresholds (LIDTs) of the coated sides are lower than those of the uncoated sides. The LIDT of the active mirror whose substrate is manually scrubbed is lower than that of one whose substrate is ultrasonically cleaned. Analysis shows that the absorbing surface defects on the manually scrubbed Nd:glass surface are responsible for the lower LIDT of the active mirror prepared via manual scrubbing, while the subsurface defects in the ultrasonically cleaned Nd:glass substrate are the main reason for the damage of the active mirror prepared via ultrasonic cleaning...
January 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084922/initial-experience-with-endoscopic-ultrasonic-aspirator-in-purely-neuroendoscopic-removal-of-intraventricular-tumors
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Giuseppe Cinalli, Alessia Imperato, Giuseppe Mirone, Giuliana Di Martino, Giancarlo Nicosia, Claudio Ruggiero, Ferdinando Aliberti, Pietro Spennato
OBJECTIVE Neuroendoscopic removal of intraventricular tumors is difficult and time consuming because of the lack of an effective decompression system that can be used through the working channel of the endoscope. The authors report on the utilization of an endoscopic ultrasonic aspirator in the resection of intraventricular tumors. METHODS Twelve pediatric patients (10 male, 2 female), ages 1-15 years old, underwent surgery via a purely endoscopic approach using a Gaab rigid endoscope and endoscopic ultrasonic aspirator...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084647/a-novel-model-for-testing-the-efficiency-of-removal-of-calcium-hydroxide-from-complex-root-canal-anatomies
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Selen Küçükkaya Eren, Hacer Aksel, Peter Parashos
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of several irrigation protocols in the removal of calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2 ] from simulated internal root resorption cavities in a complex root canal anatomy model. The 20° to 35° curved mesiobuccal roots of 94 maxillary molars were sectioned longitudinally; internal resorption cavities were prepared in the apical third of the canal walls. Calcium hydroxide was placed into the cavities and the root halves reassembled. Four teeth were used as controls, and 90 teeth were randomly divided into six experimental groups (n = 15), according to the irrigation protocols used: syringe irrigation; H2 O2 (HP); Navitip FX; Vibringe-syringe; Vibringe-NaviTip FX; ultrasonically activated irrigation (UAI) using an ultrasonic K-file...
January 13, 2017: Australian Endodontic Journal: the Journal of the Australian Society of Endodontology Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084559/apodized-adaptive-beamformer
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Hideyuki Hasegawa
PURPOSE: A number of studies aimed at improvement of ultrasound image quality, such as spatial resolution and contrast, have been conducted. Apodization is known as an important factor that determines image quality. However, in the case of amplitude and phase estimation (APES) beamforming, a kind of adaptive beamformer that has been employed in medical ultrasound recently, only rectangular apodization has been used in the previous studies. In this study, apodization was employed in adaptive beamforming, and its effects on image quality were examined in phantom experiments...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082012/applications-of-ultrasound-in-processing-of-liquid-foods-a-review
#17
L Paniwnyk
Ultrasonic processing of a variety of liquids, drinks and beverages has generated much interest with published literature papers increasing within this area in recent years. Benefits include enhanced emulsification with improved homogenization and fat globule size reduction being recorded. In dairy systems increased creaming rates are observed on sonication in a process known as fractionation. Whilst fruit juices exhibit retention or enhancement of quality parameters whilst increasing levels of bioactive compounds...
December 19, 2016: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081480/does-the-addition-of-salpingectomy-or-fimbriectomy-to-hysterectomy-in-premenopausal-patients-compromise-ovarian-reserve-a-prospective-study
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Y Naaman, Y Hazan, M Gillor, G Marciano, R Bardenstein, Z Shoham, A Ben-Arie
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in ovarian reserve in patients following hysterectomy, with or without bilateral salpingectomy or fimbriectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Open-label, prospective cohort trial of patients undergoing hysterectomy for benign uterine indications. Levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), and ultrasonic measures of peak systolic flow velocity/diastolic velocity (S/D) ratio and resistance index (RI) in the ovarian artery were taken from patients before and 6 weeks after hysterectomy, hysterectomy+salpingectomy or hysterectomy+fimbriectomy...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079924/optimized-microwave-assistant-extraction-combined-ultrasonic-pretreatment-of-flavonoids-from-periploca-forrestii-schltr-and-evaluation-of-its-anti-allergic-activity
#19
Qian Liang, Huaguo Chen, Xin Zhou, Qingfang Deng, Enming Hu, Chao Zhao, Xiaojian Gong
Microwave extraction combined ultrasonic pretreatment of flavonoids from Periploca forrestii Schltr. was investigated in this study, extraction process was firstly performed in an ultrasonic cleaner, then treated by microwave irradiation. The optimum ultrasonic time of 25 min was selected by single-factor experiments. A response surface methodology (RSM) has been used to obtain a mathematical model that describes the process and analyzes the significant parameters ethanol concentration 59.92%, liquid to raw materials ratio 21...
January 12, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076462/effect-of-ultrasonic-streaming-on-intra-dentinal-disinfection-and-penetration-of-calcium-hydroxide-paste-in-endodontic-treatment
#20
Marcela Paola Castro Arias, Amanda Garcia Alves Maliza, Raquel Zanin Midena, Márcia Sirlene Zardin Graeff, Marco Antonio Húngaro Duarte, Flaviana Bombarda de Andrade
Objective: The antimicrobial effect of ultrasonic agitation of calcium hydroxide (CH) pastes in infected bovine dentin and their penetrability were evaluated using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and microbiological culture. Material and Methods: Fifty-two bovine teeth were infected with Enterococcus faecalis using a new contamination protocol; then they received CH paste and were divided into groups with or without ultrasound. Ultrasonic agitation was conducted for 1 min with a plain point insert...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
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