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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227858/compensation-of-pulsation-artifacts-during-optical-imaging-with-and-without-cranial-chamber
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Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Philipp Flotho, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Jacek Szczygielski, Matthias Hulser, Lars Haab, Daniel J Strauss, Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Philipp Flotho, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Jacek Szczygielski, Matthias Hulser, Lars Haab, Daniel J Strauss, Daniel J Strauss, Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Jacek Szczygielski, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Philipp Flotho, Lars Haab, Matthias Hulser
Functional Optical Imaging (OI) through the opened skull forms a group of Neuroimaging techniques characterized by a high temporal and spatial resolution on a meso-to macroscopic scale. State of the art OI experiments are generally difficult to execute, with a very timely surgical preparation preceding the experiment, that requires a skilled surgeon to mount a sealed imaging chamber onto the skull. The chamber reduces brain pulsation artifacts and swelling of the brain through movement restriction. In this work, we present preliminary results of a novel approach that does not rely on the usage of an imaging chamber with the goal to facilitate heavily the surgical animal preparation and to allow straightforward joint Electroencephalography - Optical Imaging recordings in the future...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224760/a-tree-parenchyma-coupled-model-for-lung-ventilation-simulation
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N Pozin, S Montesantos, I Katz, M Pichelin, I Vignon-Clementel, C Grandmont
In this article we develop a lung-ventilation model. The parenchyma is described as an elastic homogenized media. It is irrigated by a space-filling dyadic resistive pipe network, which represents the tracheo-bronchial tree. In this model the tree and the parenchyma are strongly coupled. The tree induces an extra viscous term in the system constitutive relation, which leads, in the finite element framework, to a full matrix. We consider an efficient algorithm that takes advantage of the tree structure to enable a fast matrix-vector product computation...
February 22, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224696/can-contaminated-water-be-rendered-safe-for-nasal-saline-irrigations
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Allison G Ordemann, James K Stanford, Donna C Sullivan, J Mark Reed
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To compare sterile water to three methods of sterilization (carbon filtration, boiling, and ultraviolet [UV] light) for preparation of nasal saline irrigants free of bacterial and amebic contaminants. STUDY DESIGN: Bench-top translational research and cost comparison. METHODS: Sterile water was compared to common sterilization methods. Sterile water was contaminated with known concentrations of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Moraxella catarrhalis, Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumonia, Legionella pneumophila, and Naegleria fowleri...
February 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223875/toxic-keratitis-after-use-of-wrongly-labeled-non-ophthalmic-medication
#4
Mohammad A Al-Amry, Nada Al-Abdan, Saleh A Al-Othaimeen
We present a 24-year-old female with trauma to her right eye. The patient was prescribed topical Tobramicin-dexamethasone eye drops but the pharmacy dispensed diclofenac diethyl amine ointment. The patient presented to the emergency room with lid edema, conjunctival injection and a corneal epithelial defect and toxic keratitis. The patient was successfully managed with copious irrigation, bandage contact lens and topical antibiotic therapy.
January 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222649/a-randomized-control-trial-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-intravenous-intra-articular-and-topical-wash-regimes-of-tranexamic-acid-in-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Jatin Prakash, Jong-Keun Seon, Yong Jin Park, Cheng Jin, Eun-Kyoo Song
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of tranexamic acid to decrease post-operative blood loss and blood transfusion is well established in literature. However, the ideal mode of administration is debatable. Limited literature has compared all the available modes of administration including intravenous (IV), topical irrigation and retrograde through drain. We hypothesized that no difference would be present in either form of administration of tranexamic acid. METHODS: Fifty patients in four groups were enrolled for study...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222211/the-learning-curve-for-the-direct-anterior-approach-for-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-single-surgeon-s-first-500-cases
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James M Hartford, Michael J Bellino
BACKGROUND: Concerns arise over the early complications encountered during the learning curve for the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine the learning experience of a single surgeon in adapting this approach. METHODS: The 1st 500 primary total hip arthroplasties are reviewed. The patients were evaluated out to 3 months. Rates of major complications, reoperations, periprosthetic fractures, heterotopic ossification, leg length discrepancies and lateral femoral cutaneous nerve deficits were identified for each of 100 patients...
February 17, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221978/quantitative-microbial-risk-assessment-for-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-in-fresh-cut-lettuce
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Hao Pang, Elisabetta Lambertini, Robert L Buchanan, Donald W Schaffner, Abani K Pradhan
Leafy green vegetables, including lettuce, are recognized as potential vehicles for foodborne pathogens such as Escherichia coli O157:H7. Fresh-cut lettuce is potentially at high risk of causing foodborne illnesses, as it is generally consumed without cooking. Quantitative microbial risk assessments (QMRAs) are gaining more attention as an effective tool to assess and control potential risks associated with foodborne pathogens. This study developed a QMRA model for E. coli O157:H7 in fresh-cut lettuce and evaluated the effects of different potential intervention strategies on the reduction of public health risks...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221925/genetic-diversity-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-different-leafy-green-production-systems
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Mosimanegape Jongman, Lise Korsten
Foodborne disease outbreaks linked to contaminated irrigation water and fresh produce are a public health concern. The presence of Escherichia coli isolates from irrigation water and leafy green vegetables in different food production systems (large commercial farms, small-scale farms, and homestead gardens) was investigated. The prevalence of antibiotic resistance and virulence in these isolates was further assessed, and links between water source and irrigated crops were identified using antimicrobial and genotypic analyses...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221847/thermal-and-starvation-stress-response-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-isolates-selected-from-agricultural-environments
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Achyut Adhikari, Andy Bary, Craig Cogger, Caleb James, Gülhan Ünlü, Karen Killinger
Pathogens exposed to agricultural production environments are subject to multiple stresses that may alter their survival under subsequent stress conditions. The objective of this study was to examine heat and starvation stress response of Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains isolated from agricultural matrices. Seven E. coli O157:H7 isolates from different agricultural matrices-soil, compost, irrigation water, and sheep manure-were selected, and two ATCC strains were used as controls. The E. coli O157:H7 isolates were exposed to heat stress (56°C in 0...
October 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221155/super-mini-pcnl-smp-material-indications-technique-advantages-and-results
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Zhijian Zhao, Aierken Tuerxu, Yongda Liu, Wenqi Wu, Abulizi Simayi, Wen Zhong, Wenzhong Chen, Abudukahaer Batuer, Guohua Zeng
OBJECTIVE: To introduce an emerging technique termed 'super-mini- percutaneous nephrolithotomy' (SMP) and describe its application in practice. METHODS: We described the technique of SMP in the treatment of renal stones with emphasis on the material, indications, technique procedure, advantages, and results. RESULTS: SMP refers to a 7 Ch. nephroscope placed through a 10-14 Ch. metal access sheath with functions of both irrigation and suction-evacuation, to achieve stone fragmentation via laser or pneumatic lithotripsy...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220874/modeling-contribution-of-shallow-groundwater-to-evapotranspiration-and-yield-of-maize-in-an-arid-area
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Xiaoyu Gao, Zailin Huo, Zhongyi Qu, Xu Xu, Guanhua Huang, Tammo S Steenhuis
Capillary rise from shallow groundwater can decrease the need for irrigation water. However, simple techniques do not exist to quantify the contribution of capillary flux to crop water use. In this study we develop the Agricultural Water Productivity Model for Shallow Groundwater (AWPM-SG) for calculating capillary fluxes from shallow groundwater using readily available data. The model combines an analytical solution of upward flux from groundwater with the EPIC crop growth model. AWPM-SG was calibrated and validated with 2-year lysimetric experiment with maize...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219366/bacteriology-of-the-conjunctiva-in-pre-cataract-surgery-patients-with-occluded-nasolacrimal-ducts-and-the-operation-outcomes-in-japanese-patients
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Yuko Hayashi, Takeshi Miyamoto, Shuko Fujita, Katsuo Tomoyose, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Masahide Kokado, Takayoshi Sumioka, Yuka Okada, Shizuya Saika
BACKGROUND: Contamination of the conjunctiva in association with nasolacrimal duct obstruction is by all accounts a risk factor for infectious endophthalmitis post-cataract surgery. METHODS: All patients who underwent cataract day surgery routinely received nasolacrimal duct syringing with normal saline at the Wakayama Medical University Hospital, Japan, from 2011 to 2013. The microorganisms isolated from conjunctival swab samples of patients with occluded nasolacrimal ducts and their susceptibility to antibiotics, as well as the operation outcomes in all the patients were retrospectively investigated...
February 20, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218959/survival-and-periapical-health-after-root-canal-treatment-with-carrier-based-root-fillings-5-year-retrospective-assessment
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C Pirani, S Friedman, M R Gatto, F Iacono, V Tinarelli, M G Gandolfi, C Prati
AIM: This retrospective study explored survival and periapical healing outcomes in root filled teeth with Thermafil obturators. METHODOLOGY: Root canals of 213 teeth (94 subjects, mean age 48±13 years), instrumented with a step-down technique, irrigated with 5% NaOCl and 10% EDTA and filled with Thermafil and AH-Plus sealer, were involved in a Recall programme. Teeth were retrospectively reexamined after 5±1 years in a controlled environment. Clinical and radiographic data that were collected included: preoperative Periapical Index (PAI) score and signs/symptoms, treatment type, root filling length and presence/absence of voids, restoration type, follow-up PAI score and signs/symptoms...
February 20, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216841/effect-of-simulated-chairside-grinding-procedures-using-commercially-available-abrasive-agents-on-the-surface-properties-of-zirconia
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Ramandeep Sandhu, Mohit Kheur, Supriya Kheur
AIM: The aim of the present study was to assess the change in physical properties (surface roughness, surface hardness and phase transformation) after surface grinding of zirconia by using three commercially available abrasives. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty sintered zirconia specimens were prepared and divided into three groups namely Group M (grinded using Mani Dia diamond bur standard grit), Group T (grinded using Tri Hawk diamond bur coarse grit) and Group P (grinded using Predator carbide bur)...
January 2017: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215793/the-water-use-of-indian-diets-and-socio-demographic-factors-related-to-dietary-blue-water-footprint
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Francesca Harris, Rosemary F Green, Edward J M Joy, Benjamin Kayatz, Andy Haines, Alan D Dangour
Agriculture accounts for ~90% of India's fresh water use, and there are concerns that future food production will be threatened by insufficient water supply of adequate quality. This study aimed to quantify the water required in the production of diets in India using the water footprint (WF) assessment method. The socio-demographic associations of dietary WFs were explored using mixed effects regression models with a particular focus on blue (irrigation) WF given the importance for Indian agriculture. Dietary data from ~7000 adults living in India were matched to India-specific WF data for food groups to quantify the blue and green (rainfall) WF of typical diets...
February 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215686/transrectal-doppler-sonography-of-uterine-blood-flow-in-ewes-during-pregnancy
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Renato Travassos Beltrame, Carolina Covre, Lucas Buss Littig, Amanda de Barros Martins, Celia Raquel Quirino, Aylton Bartholazzi Junior, Ricardo Lopes Dias da Costa
In sheep, there is a lack of information on the behaviour of hemodynamic indices and parameters of blood flow velocity of the uterine artery during pregnancy, making it impossible to determine the real meaning of the values found and their probable relevance in normal physiological or pathological states. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the blood flow velocity parameters and hemodynamic indices of the uterine artery in ewes (18) during pregnancy (33). Based on non-invasive colour Doppler sonography, we evaluated the peak systolic velocity (PS), end diastolic velocity (ED), time-averaged maximum and minimum velocity in a cardiac cycle (TAMAX and TAMEAN), pulsatility index (PI), resistance index (RI), systolic/diastolic ratio (S/D), heart rate (HR), arterial diameter (AD) and the blood flow volume (BFV)...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214919/grapevine-acclimation-to-water-deficit-the-adjustment-of-stomatal-and-hydraulic-conductance-differs-from-petiole-embolism-vulnerability
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Uri Hochberg, Andrea Giulia Bonel, Rakefet David-Schwartz, Asfaw Degu, Aaron Fait, Hervé Cochard, Enrico Peterlunger, Jose Carlos Herrera
Drought-acclimated vines maintained higher gas exchange compared to irrigated controls under water deficit; this effect is associated with modified leaf turgor but not with improved petiole vulnerability to cavitation. A key feature for the prosperity of plants under changing environments is the plasticity of their hydraulic system. In the present research we studied the hydraulic regulation in grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.) that were first acclimated for 39 days to well-watered (WW), sustained water deficit (SD), or transient-cycles of dehydration-rehydration-water deficit (TD) conditions, and then subjected to varying degrees of drought...
February 18, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214018/assessment-of-root-canal-filling-removal-effectiveness-using-micro-computed-tomography-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Giampiero Rossi-Fedele, Hany Mohamed Aly Ahmed
INTRODUCTION: The removal of obturation materials from the root canal system is a primary objective in root canal retreatment procedures. This systematic review aims to discuss the effectiveness of different instrumentation procedures in removing root-canal filling materials assessed by micro-computed tomography. METHODS: An electronic search in PubMed and major endodontic journals was conducted using appropriate key words to identify investigations that examined the effectiveness of obturation material removal assessed by micro-computed tomography...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213650/alleviation-of-water-and-osmotic-stress-induced-changes-in-nitrogen-metabolizing-enzymes-in-triticum-aestivum-l-cultivars-by-potassium
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Mohammad Abass Ahanger, Megha Tittal, Rayees Ahmad Mir, R M Agarwal
Present communication reports laboratory and pot experiments conducted to study the influence of water and osmotic stress on nitrogen uptake and metabolism in two wheat (Triticum aestivum L) cultivars with and without potassium supplementation. Polyethylene glycol 6000-induced osmotic stress/restricted irrigation caused a considerable decline in the activity of nitrate reductase, glutamate synthase, alanine and aspartate aminotransferases, and glutamate dehydrogenase. Potassium considerably improved nitrogen metabolism under normal water supply conditions and also resulted in amelioration of the negative impact of water and osmotic stresses indicating that potassium supplementation can be used as a potential tool for enhancing the nitrogen use efficiency in wheat for exploiting its genetic potential...
February 17, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213241/elime-assay-vs-real-time-pcr-and-conventional-culture-method-for-an-effective-detection-of-salmonella-in-fresh-leafy-green-vegetables
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L Fabiani, E Pucci, E Delibato, G Volpe, S Piermarini, D De Medici, F Capuano, G Palleschi
The detection of Salmonella according to EC regulation is still primarily based on traditional microbiological culture methods that may take several days to be completed. The purpose of this work is to demonstrate the applicability of an Enzyme-Linked-Immuno-Magnetic-Electrochemical (ELIME) assay, recently developed by our research group for the detection of salmonella in irrigation water, in fresh (raw and ready-to-eat) leafy green vegetables by comparison with Real-Time PCR (RTi-PCR) and ISO culture methods...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
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