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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534185/erratum-to-yttrium-90-radioembolization-for-unresectable-combined-hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma
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Lauren S Chan, Daniel Y Sze, George A Poultsides, John D Louie, Mohammed A Abdelrazek Mohammed, David S Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533011/effect-of-surface-treatments-on-repair-with-composite-resin-of-a-partially-monoclinic-phase-transformed-yttrium-stabilized-tetragonal-zirconia
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Beatriz Regalado Galvão Ribeiro, Marilia Regalado Galvão Rabelo Caldas, Antonio Alves Almeida, Renata Garcia Fonseca, Gelson Luis Adabo
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Studies of composite resin repairs of yttrium-tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (Y-TZP) are usually performed in its tetragonal phase, but it may be partially transformed into a monoclinic phase in a clinical fracture. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of airborne-particle abrasion (APA) and a bonding agent on the shear bond strength (SBS) between a composite resin and hydrothermally aged Y-TZP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Specimens (7...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528059/diode-pumped-laser-for-lung-sparing-surgical-treatment-of-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#3
Servet Bölükbas, Christian Biancosino, Bassam Redwan, Michael Eberlein
Surgical resection represents one of the essential cornerstones in multimodal treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. In cases of tumor infiltration of the lung, lung-scarifying procedures such as lobectomies or pneumonectomies might be necessary to achieve macroscopic complete resection. However, this increases the morbidity of the patients because it leads to possible delay of the planned chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Innovative surgical techniques are therefore required to enable salvage of the lung parenchyma and optimization of surgical treatment...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527844/evaluation-of-various-pretreatments-to-fiber-post-on-the-push-out-bond-strength-of-root-canal-dentin
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Ömer Kırmalı, Özlem Üstün, Alper Kapdan, Alper Kuştarcı
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the effect of different pretreatments (fiber post) with the laser-activated irrigation (LAI) technique (for removal of the smear layer) on root canal dentin in terms of push-out bond strength (PBS) in a fiber post. METHODS: Fifty freshly extracted mandibular single-rooted premolars were prepared, and LAI was applied to all roots (17% EDTA was 5 mL for 120 seconds with an erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser [0...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522461/solar-thermochemical-splitting-of-water-to-generate-hydrogen
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C N R Rao, Sunita Dey
Solar photochemical means of splitting water (artificial photosynthesis) to generate hydrogen is emerging as a viable process. The solar thermochemical route also promises to be an attractive means of achieving this objective. In this paper we present different types of thermochemical cycles that one can use for the purpose. These include the low-temperature multistep process as well as the high-temperature two-step process. It is noteworthy that the multistep process based on the Mn(II)/Mn(III) oxide system can be carried out at 700 °C or 750 °C...
May 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513512/effects-of-laser-etching-on-shear-bond-strengths-of-brackets-bonded-to-fluorosed-enamel
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R Nalcaci, B Temel, S Çokakoğlu, H Türkkahraman, S Üsümez
AIM: To evaluate the effects of laser etching on the shear bond strengths (SBS) and failure modes of brackets bonded to fluorosed enamel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This in vitro study included 34 fluorosed and 34 nonfluorosed teeth. Teeth were divided into four subgroups according to the etching procedure: Group (A) normal enamel etched with 37% phosphoric acid for 15 s, Group (B) nonfluorosed enamel etched with erbium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Er: YAG) laser for 15 s, Group (C) fluorosed enamel etched with 37% phosphoric acid for 30 s, Group (D) fluorosed enamel etched with Er: YAG laser for 30 s...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509566/respiratory-motion-during-90-yttrium-pet-contributes-to-underestimation-of-tumor-dose-and-overestimation-of-normal-liver-tissue-dose
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Line Ausland, Mona-Elisabeth Revheim, Arne Skretting, Caroline Stokke
Background Yttrium-90 dosimetry after radioembolization is reliant on accurate quantitative imaging of the microsphere deposition. Previous studies have focused on the correction of geometrical resolution effects. Purpose To uncover additional effects of respiratory motion. Material and Methods Mathematical models describing spherical tumors were formed and two blurring effects, limited geometrical resolution and respiratory motion, were simulated. The virtual images were used as basis for dose volume histogram estimations by convolving the radioactivity representations with a dose point kernel...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503805/development-of-a-siyalon-glaze-for-improved-osteoconductivity-of-implantable-medical-devices
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Ryan M Bock, Elia Marin, Alfredo Rondinella, Francesco Boschetto, Tetsuya Adachi, Bryan J McEntire, B Sonny Bal, Giuseppe Pezzotti
The application of bioactive coatings onto orthopaedic appliances is commonly performed to compensate for the otherwise bioinert nature of medical devices and to improve their osseointegration. Calcium phosphates, hydroxyapatite (HAp), and bioglasses are commercially available for this purpose. Until recently, few other inorganic compounds have been identified with similar biofunctionality. However, silicon nitride (Si3 N4 ) has emerged as a new orthopaedic material whose unique surface chemistry also enhances osteoconductivity...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499746/comparing-access-to-laser-capsulotomy-performed-by-optometrists-and-ophthalmologists-in-oklahoma-by-calculated-driving-distance-and-time
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Michael A Mahr, Jay C Erie
PURPOSE: To quantify Medicare beneficiary proximity to his or her yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser capsulotomy-providing ophthalmologist and optometrist in Oklahoma by calculating driving distances and times. DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort study using 2014 Oklahoma Medicare 100% and 5% data sets and Google Maps distance and travel time application programming interfaces. PARTICIPANTS: U.S. fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries and Oklahoma ophthalmologist and optometrist laser capsulotomy providers...
May 9, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494530/radioembolization-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Hyo-Cheol Kim
Transarterial radioembolization (TARE) with yttrium 90 (90Y), an intra-arterial procedure performed by interventional radiologists, has begun being utilized in managing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Korea. There are two available TARE products: glass and resin microspheres with different physical characteristics. All patients undergoing TARE must be assessed with clinical examination and laboratory tests as well as a thorough angiographic evaluation. TARE is safe and effective in the treatment of unresectable HCC, as it has longer time-to-progression, greater ability to downsize tumors for liver transplantation, less post-embolization syndrome, and shorter hospitalization compared with chemoembolization...
May 10, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492152/effect-of-stone-composition-on-the-outcomes-of-semi-rigid-ureteroscopy-using-holmium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-laser-or-pneumatic-lithotripsy
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Mustafa Kadihasanoglu, Ugur Yucetas, Mehmet Gokhan Culha, Erkan Erkan, Mahmut Gokhan Toktas
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of laser lithotripsy (LL) and pneumatic lithotripters (PL) in calcium oxalate (CaOx) and calcium phosphate (CaP) stones and assess whether these stone compositions affect the outcomes of LL and PL. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative, descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Turkey, from August 2010 to August 2015. METHODOLOGY: A total of 114 patients underwent ureteroscopy using LL and PL...
April 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485928/phase-tunable-synthesis-of-monodisperse-ypo4-ln-3-ln-ce-eu-tb-micro-nanocrystals-via-topotactic-transformation-route-with-multicolor-luminescence-properties
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Baiqi Shao, Yang Feng, Shuang Zhao, Senwen Yuan, Jiansheng Huo, Wei Lü, Hongpeng You
A novel aqueous-based and phase-selected synthetic strategy toward YPO4:Ln(3+) (Ln = Ce, Eu, Tb) micro/nanocrystals was developed by selecting specific precursors whose structure topotactically matches with the target ones. It was found that layered yttrium hydroxide (LYH) induced the formation of hexagonal-phased h-YPO4·0.8H2O with the crystalline relationship of [001]LYH//[0001]h-YPO4·0.8H2O, while the amorphous Y(OH)CO3 favored the formation of tetragonal-phased t-YPO4. We also systematically investigated the influence of Na2CO3/NaH2PO4 feeding ratio on the evolutions of morphology and size of the h-YPO4·0...
May 9, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484226/pattern-analysis-of-laser-tattoo-interactions-for-picosecond-and-nanosecond-domain-1-064-nm-neodymium-doped-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-lasers-in-tissue-mimicking-phantom
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Keun Jae Ahn, Zhenlong Zheng, Tae Rin Kwon, Beom Joon Kim, Hye Sun Lee, Sung Bin Cho
During laser treatment for tattoo removal, pigment chromophores absorb laser energy, resulting in fragmentation of the ink particles via selective photothermolysis. The present study aimed to outline macroscopic laser-tattoo interactions in tissue-mimicking (TM) phantoms treated with picosecond- and nanosecond-domain lasers. Additionally, high-speed cinematographs were captured to visualize time-dependent tattoo-tissue interactions, from laser irradiation to the formation of photothermal and photoacoustic injury zones (PIZs)...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482674/management-of-hepatocellular-in-the-united-states
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Ali A Mokdad, Caitlin A Hester, Amit G Singal, Adam C Yopp
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major cause of cancer burden globally. In the United States, the incidence of HCC is forecast to continue to rise for the next 15 years. Patients with HCC vary markedly owing to heterogeneous tumor characteristics and concomitant liver dysfunction. In the United States and Europe, HCC is staged and managed according to the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) system. For very early and early stage HCC, or BCLC 0/A, liver transplant is the optimal treatment option. Liver resection and radiofrequency or microwave ablation are alternative treatment options...
April 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480066/selective-internal-radiation-therapy-with-sir-spheres-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-cholangiocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Eric A Wang, Scott R Broadwell, Ross J Bellavia, Jeff P Stein
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) often present at stages where patients have limited treatment options. Use of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) with yttrium-90 (Y-90) resin microspheres has progressed as data increasingly speak to its utility in patients with both intermediate and late stage disease in these cancers. In anticipation of the pending completion of several prospective randomized controlled multicenter studies exploring the use of Y-90 resin microspheres in primary liver cancers, this article outlines mechanisms involved in SIRT administration and reviews key efficacy and safety data that are currently available in the literature involving use of this therapy in both HCC and ICC...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480062/locoregional-and-systemic-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Olumide B Gbolahan, Michael A Schacht, Eric W Beckley, Thomas P LaRoche, Bert H O'Neil, Maximilian Pyko
The management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains challenging due to late presentation and the presence of accompanying liver dysfunction. As such, most patients are not eligible for curative resection and liver transplant. Management in this scenario depends on a number of factors including hepatic function, tumor burden, patency of hepatic vasculature and patients' functional status. Based on these, patients can be offered catheter based intra-arterial therapy for intermediate stage disease and in more advanced disease, sorafenib...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474062/-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-modified-wet-particle-erosion-on-bond-strength-between-3y-tzp-zirconia-framework-and-veneering-porcelain
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Jing Guo, Jia Zhu, Hon-Guang Liu, Hong-Shui Zhu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of bond strength between 3mol% yttrium-stabilized tetragonal zirconium polycrystal (3Y-TZP) zirconia framework after modified wet particle erosion and veneering porcelain. METHODS: A total of 174 [8 mm× 8 mm× 3 mm (±0.02)] specimens were prepared and then randomly divided into different groups according to different particle size, sandblasting pressure, sandblasting time through conventional sandblasting (experimental groups); specimens in the control group were not sandblasted...
February 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466487/risk-of-histological-transformation-and-therapy-related-myelodysplasia-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-in-patients-receiving-radioimmunotherapy-for-follicular-lymphoma
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Narendranath Epperla, Anthony Q Pham, Brian L Burnette, Gregory A Wiseman, Thomas M Habermann, William R Macon, Stephen M Ansell, David J Inwards, Ivana N Micallef, Patrick B Johnston, Svetomir N Markovic, Luis F Porrata, Joseph P Colgan, Kay M Ristow, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, Thomas E Witzig
Histological transformation (HT) of follicular lymphoma (FL) to an aggressive lymphoma after chemotherapy remains a key issue. The incidence of HT after radioimmunotherapy (RIT) is unknown. This single institution study analysed the risk of HT in FL after treatment with yttrium-90 ibritumomab tiuxetan in 115 consecutive patients treated during 1987-2012. RIT was administered for progressive FL in 111 (97%) patients and as first-line therapy in the remaining 4. 28% (n = 32) had HT, occurring at a median of 60 months from diagnosis and 20 months after RIT...
May 3, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466193/efficacy-of-nd-yag-laser-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-verrucae-a-literature-review
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Vincent M Hsu, Adam S Aldahan, John P Tsatalis, Marina Perper, Keyvan Nouri
Verrucae are benign epithelial proliferations, characteristically 1-20 mm in diameter, caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) infection occurring on the skin and mucosa (Photomed Laser Surg 33(6):338-42, 2015; Lasers Med Sci 29(3):1111-6, 2014). Prevalence of verrucae is 5-20% in children and young adults with peak incidence reported during teenage years (Lasers Med Sci 29(3):1111-6, 2014; J Am Acad Dermatol 22(4):547-66, 1990; J Korean Med Sci 24(5):889-93, 2009). Patients often express significant displeasure with quality of life due to this cosmetic insecurity, as well as functional problems and physical discomfort when they occur on palms of hands and soles of feet...
May 2, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464614/imaging-xps-and-photoemission-electron-microscopy-surface-chemical-mapping-and-blood-cell-visualization
#20
Andreas Skallberg, Caroline Brommesson, Kajsa Uvdal
Combined photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM) and imaging x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), i.e., electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis in the nanoregion, has been used for surface characterization of bio-relevant and biological samples. In the first example, the authors prepared a gold patterned silicon substrate, stepwise surface modified by self-assembled monolayers followed by quantum dot (QDot) specific linking and investigated by means of work function mapping and elemental imaging in the submicrometer range...
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