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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729097/post-caesarean-section-surgical-site-infection-surveillance-using-an-online-database-and-mobile-phone-technology
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Eliana Castillo, Corrine McIsaac, Bhreagh MacDougall, Douglas Wilson, Rosemary Kohr
BACKGROUND: Obstetric surgical site infections (SSIs) are common and expensive to the health care system but remain under reported given shorter postoperative hospital stays and suboptimal post-discharge surveillance systems. SSIs, for the purpose of this paper, are defined according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (1999) as infection incurring within 30 days of the operative procedure (in this case, Caesarean section [CS]). PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate the feasibility of real-life use of a patient driven SSIs post-discharge surveillance system consisting of an online database and mobile phone technology (surgical mobile app - how2trak) among women undergoing CS in a Canadian urban centre...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727651/visual-processing-recruits-the-auditory-cortices-in-prelingually-deaf-children-and-influences-cochlear-implant-outcomes
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Maojin Liang, Yuebo Chen, Fei Zhao, Junpeng Zhang, Jiahao Liu, Xueyuan Zhang, Yuexin Cai, Suijun Chen, Xianghui Li, Ling Chen, Yiqing Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Although visual processing recruitment of the auditory cortices has been reported previously in prelingually deaf children who have a rapidly developing brain and no auditory processing, the visual processing recruitment of auditory cortices might be different in processing different visual stimuli and may affect cochlear implant (CI) outcomes. METHODS: Ten prelingually deaf children, 4 to 6 years old, were recruited for the study. Twenty prelingually deaf subjects, 4 to 6 years old with CIs for 1 year, were also recruited; 10 with well-performing CIs, 10 with poorly performing CIs...
July 19, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726726/leds-sources-and-intrinsically-bandwidth-limited-detectors
#3
Roberto Filippo, Emanuele Taralli, Mauro Rajteri
The increasing demand for light emitting diodes (LEDs) is driven by a number of application categories, including display backlighting, communications, signage, and general illumination. Nowadays, they have also become attractive candidates as new photometric standards. In recent years, LEDs have started to be applied as wavelength-selective photo-detectors as well. Nevertheless, manufacturers' datasheets are limited about LEDs used as sources in terms of degradation with operating time (aging) or shifting of the emission spectrum as a function of the forward current...
July 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717543/outcome-analysis-of-transurethral-resection-versus-potassium-titanyl-phosphate-photo-selective-vaporization-of-the-prostate-for-the-treatment-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-4-years-follow-up
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Bimalesh Purkait, Rahul Janak Sinha, Krishna Swamy A Srinivas, Ankur Bansal, Ashok Kumar Sokhal, Vishwajeet Singh
OBJECTIVE: Photovaporization of prostate (PVP) is a newer surgical modality of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which is gaining importance recently. There are a few randomized controlled trials that showed safety and efficacy of PVP in comparison with transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) with limited follow-up period (<2 years). Here, we are presenting a comparative study performed on potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) PVP laser versus TURP for the treatment of BPH with long-term follow-up period...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715262/sexting-behaviors-exhibited-by-men-who-have-sex-with-men-between-the-ages-of-18-70-who-live-in-a-socially-conservative-state
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Joseph M Currin, Randolph D Hubach
Sexting, defined as the sending and receiving of sexually suggestive or sexually explicit text or photos, has been growing in prevalence. Recent studies have demonstrated that over half of individuals sampled over 17 and regardless of gender participate in some type of sexting behavior. Most studies on sexting behaviors, including those looking at men who have sex with men (MSM) focus on emerging adult or university-based populations. The goal of the current study was to sample a nonuniversity-based MSM adult population to determine the prevalence of sexting behavior and the odds that a person engages in sexting behaviors based on certain sexual behaviors...
July 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666584/-anatomoclinical-study-of-annular-elastolytic-giant-cell-granuloma
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F Margerin, B Cribier
BACKGROUND: Annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma (AEGCG), a rare entity first described in 1979, is very similar to O'Brien actinic granuloma (AG), first described in 1975. Since then, many cases have been published under one or other of the two names. We performed a single-centre histopathology study to identify the distinguishing features and determine whether there was any objective difference between AEGCG and AG. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cases classed as AEGCG or AG at the dermatopathology laboratory in Strasbourg were included and analysed using haematoxylin-eosin, orcein and Alcian blue staining...
June 27, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665855/lower-eyelid-reconstruction-after-ablation-of-skin-malignancies-how-far-can-we-get-in-a-single-stage-procedure
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Yordan Petrov Yordanov, Aylin Shef
: Reconstruction of full-thickness lower eyelid defects tends to be a devastating procedure, especially when big amount of tissue has to be removed because of oncological reasons. The applied techniques are mostly difficult to execute and multistaged, often require extensive dissection, and result in scarring and facial disfigurement.The aim of the present study is to demonstrate the authors' experience in single-staged reconstructions of full-thickness defects of the lower eyelid with local tissue only. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted identifying patients with postexcisional defects after skin cancer occurring in the lower eyelid, reconstructed in 1 stage...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661208/natural-substances-for-prevention-of-skin-photo-ageing-screening-systems-in-the-development-of-sunscreen-and-rejuvenation-cosmetics
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Vladimir A Kostyuk, Alla I Potapovich, Ahmed R Albuhaydar, Wolfgang Mayer, Chiara De Luca, Liudmila G Korkina
Solar broad-band UV irradiation is commonly regarded as a major causative reason for cutaneous photo-ageing. The pro-ageing molecular pathways and cellular targets affected by UVA+UVB light in human skin have been extensively investigated. Notwithstanding growing knowledge in mechanisms of photo-ageing, research and development of clinically efficient, non-toxic and sustainable topical preparations providing full physical, chemical, and biological photo-protection still remain a great challenge for pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries...
June 29, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640607/primary-and-photochemically-aged-aerosol-emissions-from-biomass-cookstoves-chemical-and-physical-characterization
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Stephen M Reece, Aditya Sinha, Andrew P Grieshop
Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation during photo-oxidation of primary emissions from cookstoves used in developing countries may make important contributions to their climate and air quality impacts. We present results from laboratory experiments with a field portable oxidation flow reactor (F-OFR) to study the evolution of emissions over hours to weeks of equivalent atmospheric aging. Lab tests, using dry red oak, measured fresh and aged emissions from a 3 stone fire (TSF), a "rocket" natural draft stove (NDS) and a forced draft gasifier stove (FDGS), in order of increasing modified combustion efficiency (MCE) and decreasing particulate matter emission factors (EF)...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640603/changes-in-light-absorptivity-of-molecular-weight-separated-brown-carbon-due-to-photolytic-aging
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Jenny P S Wong, Athanasios Nenes, Rodney J Weber
Brown carbon (BrC) consists of those organic compounds in atmospheric aerosols that absorb solar radiation and may play an important role in planetary radiative forcing and climate. However, little is known about the production and loss mechanisms of BrC in the atmosphere. Here, we study how the light absorptivity of BrC from wood smoke and secondary BrC generated from the reaction of ammonium sulfate with methylglyoxal changes under photolytic aging by UVA radiation in the aqueous phase. Owing to its chemical complexity, BrC is separated by molecular weight using size exclusion chromatography, and the response of each molecular weight fraction to aging is studied...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632764/accuracy-and-reliability-of-retinal-photo-grading-for-diabetic-retinopathy-remote-graders-from-a-developing-country-and-standard-retinal-photo-grader-in-australia
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Fakir M Amirul Islam
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the accuracy and reliability of fundus retinal photos graded by local graders in Bangladesh with those graded by an expert at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) in the context of mass scale diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening in Bangladesh. METHODS: A population-based cross-sectional study of 3,104 adults identified 213 (7.2%) eligible patients with diabetes of age ≥ 40 years in 2012-2013. Retinal photographs were collected using a non-mydriatic digital fundus retinal camera and a two-field imaging protocol...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624312/non-lens-based-surgical-techniques-for-presbyopia-correction
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R Bilbao-Calabuig, F Llovet-Osuna
INTRODUCTION: Presbyopia is the most prevalent refractive error. With a progressive aging population, its surgical correction is an important challenge for the ophthalmology community, as well as the millions of patients who suffer from it, and who are increasingly demanding alternatives to its correction with glasses or contact lenses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A review is presented with a synthesised discussion on the pathophysiological theories of presbyopia and an updated and analytical description of the non-lens involvement surgical techniques used to treat presbyopia...
June 14, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622014/relationship-between-anterior-occlusion-and-frontal-sinus-size
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Omar T Said, P Emile Rossouw, Leonard S Fishman, Changyong Feng
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between anterior occlusion and frontal sinus size. METHODS: The patient database at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester, was searched for male patients older than 15 years and females older than 13 years of age. After applying inclusion and exclusion criteria, participants' photos and lateral cephalometric and posteroanterior radiographs were examined then classified into a control class I group (n = 20, 15...
June 16, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617738/the-whitaker-classification-of-craniosynostosis-outcomes-an-assessment-of-inter-rater-reliability
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Ari M Wes, Sanjay Naran, James Sun, Daniel Mazzaferro, Wen Xu, Phuong Nguyen, Linton A Whitaker, Scott P Bartlett, Jesse A Taylor
PURPOSE: The Whitaker classification (WC) is a simple and widely used system for describing aesthetic outcomes after craniosynostosis surgery. The purpose of this study is to evaluate its inter-rater reliability for patients who have undergone frontal-orbital surgery. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with craniosynostosis who underwent surgical intervention at a tertiary referral center was conducted. Inclusion criteria were: single-suture craniosynostosis, surgical intervention before age two years, and photographs taken prior to revisions between 5 and 20 years of age...
June 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608681/activated-ion-electron-transfer-dissociation-enables-comprehensive-top-down-protein-fragmentation
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Nicholas M Riley, Michael S Westphall, Joshua J Coon
Here we report the first demonstration of near-complete sequence coverage of intact proteins using activated ion-electron transfer dissociation (AI-ETD), a method that leverages concurrent infrared photoactivation to enhance electron-driven dissociation. AI-ETD produces mainly c/z-type product ions and provides comprehensive (77-97%) protein sequence coverage, outperforming HCD, ETD, and EThcD for all proteins investigated. AI-ETD also maintains this performance across precursor ion charge states, mitigating charge-state dependence that limits traditional approaches...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605809/retinal-macrophages-synthesize-c3-and-activate-complement-in-amd-and-in-models-of-focal-retinal-degeneration
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Riccardo Natoli, Nilisha Fernando, Haihan Jiao, Tanja Racic, Michele Madigan, Nigel L Barnett, Joshua A Chu-Tan, Krisztina Valter, Jan Provis, Matt Rutar
Purpose: Complement system dysregulation is strongly linked to the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Deposition of complement including C3 within the lesions in atrophic AMD is thought to contribute to lesion growth, although the contribution of local cellular sources remains unclear. We investigated the role of retinal microglia and macrophages in complement activation within atrophic lesions, in AMD and in models of focal retinal degeneration. Methods: Human AMD donor retinas were labeled for C3 expression via in situ hybridization...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604673/diffusion-engineering-of-ions-and-charge-carriers-for-stable-efficient-perovskite-solar-cells
#17
Enbing Bi, Han Chen, Fengxian Xie, Yongzhen Wu, Wei Chen, Yanjie Su, Ashraful Islam, Michael Grätzel, Xudong Yang, Liyuan Han
Long-term stability is crucial for the future application of perovskite solar cells, a promising low-cost photovoltaic technology that has rapidly advanced in the recent years. Here, we designed a nanostructured carbon layer to suppress the diffusion of ions/molecules within perovskite solar cells, an important degradation process in the device. Furthermore, this nanocarbon layer benefited the diffusion of electron charge carriers to enable a high-energy conversion efficiency. Finally, the efficiency on a perovskite solar cell with an aperture area of 1...
June 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599308/an-ultra-sensitive-biophysical-risk-assessment-of-light-effect-on-skin-cells
#18
Devasier Bennet, Buddolla Viswanath, Sanghyo Kim, Jeong Ho An
The aim of this study was to analyze photo-dynamic and photo-pathology changes of different color light radiations on human adult skin cells. We used a real-time biophysical and biomechanics monitoring system for light-induced cellular changes in an in vitro model to find mechanisms of the initial and continuous degenerative process. Cells were exposed to intermittent, mild and intense (1-180 min) light with On/Off cycles, using blue, green, red and white light. Cellular ultra-structural changes, damages, and ECM impair function were evaluated by up/down-regulation of biophysical, biomechanical and biochemical properties...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596466/-clocks-behavior-and-cognition
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Akinori Futamura, Azusa Shiromaru, Takeshi Kuroda, Motoyasu Honma, Ryuta Kinno, Kenjiro Ono, Mitsuru Kawamura
The nerve center responsible for controlling our circadian rhythm is located in a cluster of cells known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the hypothalamus. Various physiological functions such as sleep, arousal, blood pressure, body temperature, and hormone secretion are regulated in a 24-hour rhythm by this circuit. Somatic cells of other organs have a peripheral clock gene and by synchronizing the rhythm of the central and peripheral clocks, it is possible to live a healthy life. Due to aging and degenerative disease, circadian rhythm gradually collapses...
June 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587261/ulmus-macrocarpa-hance-extracts-attenuated-h%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-and-uvb-induced-skin-photo-aging-by-activating-antioxidant-enzymes-and-inhibiting-mapk-pathways
#20
Sun-Il Choi, Jin-Ha Lee, Jae-Min Kim, Tae-Dong Jung, Bong-Yeon Cho, Seung-Hyun Choi, Dae-Won Lee, Jinkyung Kim, Jong-Yea Kim, Ok-Hawn Lee
To protect from reactive oxygen species (ROS) damages, skin cells have evolved to have antioxidant enzymes, such as copper and zinc-dependent superoxide dismutase (SOD1), mitochondrial manganese-dependent superoxide dismutase (SOD2), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPX), and glutathione reductase (GR), and suppressed the expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) through the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways, such as c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38. Bioactive compounds analyses were performed using a high-performance liquid chromatography-photodiode array detector (HPLC-PDA) system...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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