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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749317/understanding-the-use-of-geographical-information-systems-gis-in-health-informatics-research-a-review
#1
Nicola Shaw, Suzanne McGuire
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this literature review is to understand geographical information systems (GIS) and how they can be applied to public health informatics, medical informatics, and epidemiology. METHOD: Relevant papers that reflected the use of geographical information systems (GIS) in health research were identified from four academic databases: Academic Search Complete, BioMed Central, PubMed Central, and Scholars Portal, as well as Google Scholar. The search strategy used was to identify articles with "geographic information systems", "GIS", "public health", "medical informatics", "epidemiology", and "health geography" as main subject headings or text words in titles and abstracts...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748671/ti6al4v-laser-surface-preparation-and-functionalization-using-hydroxyapatite-for-biomedical-applications
#2
D Faria, C S Abreu, M Buciumeanu, N Dourado, O Carvalho, F S Silva, G Miranda
This work presents a novel texture design for implants surface functionalization, through the creation of line-shaped textures on Ti6Al4V surfaces and subsequent sintering of hydroxyapatite (HAp) powder into the designated locations. HAp-rich locations were designed to avoid HAp detachment during insertion, thus guaranteeing an effective osseointegration. This process starts by creating textured lines using a Nd:YAG laser, filling these lines with HAp powder and sintering HAp using a CO2 laser. The adhesion of HAp is known to be influenced by HAp sintering parameters, especially laser power and scanning speed and also by the textured lines manufacturing...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745909/the-role-of-publishers-in-prevention-of-misconducts-in-medical-research-springer-and-biomed-central-victim-or-culprit
#3
Ezatollah Aalipour, Aliasghar Karimi, Ehsan Jangholi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741893/when-epigenetics-meets-bioengineering-a-material-characteristics-and-surface-topography-perspective
#4
REVIEW
Lena Larsson, Sophia P Pilipchuk, William V Giannobile, Rogerio M Castilho
The field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TE/RM) involves regeneration of tissues and organs using implantable biomaterials. The term epigenetics refers to changes in gene expression that are not encoded in the DNA sequence, leading to remodeling of the chromatin and activation or inactivation of gene expression. Recently, studies have demonstrated that these modifications are influenced not only by biological cues but also by mechanical and topographical signals. This review highlights the current knowledge on emerging approaches in TE/RM with a focus on the effect of materials and topography on the epigenetic expression pattern in cells with potential impacts on modulating regenerative biology...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741862/in-vivo-comparison-of-jellyfish-and-bovine-collagen-sponges-as-prototype-medical-devices
#5
Jonathan P Widdowson, Alex J Picton, Valerie Vince, Chris J Wright, Andrew Mearns-Spragg
Jellyfish have emerged as a source of next generation collagen that is an attractive alternative to existing sources, such as bovine and porcine, due to a plentiful supply and providing a safer source through lack of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) transmission risk and potential viral vectors, both of which could be transmitted to humans. Here we compare collagen implantable sponges derived for the first time from the Rhizostoma pulmo jellyfish. A further novelty for the research was that there was a comparison for sponges that were either uncrosslinked or crosslinked using 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC), and an assessment on how this affected resorption, as well as their biocompatibility compared to bovine type I collagen sponges...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741857/surface-cross-linked-ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene-by-emulsified-diffusion-of-dicumyl-peroxide
#6
Sanem Kayandan, Brinda N Doshi, Ebru Oral, Orhun K Muratoglu
Cross-linking improves the wear resistance of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) used in hip and knee implants. Free radicals, generated by ionizing radiation or chemically, react to form cross-links. Limiting cross-linking to the articulating surface of the implant is desirable to enable high wear resistance on the surface and higher strength and toughness in the bulk. We investigated the diffusion of emulsified dicumyl peroxide (DCP) into vitamin E-blended UHMWPE (0.1 and 0.3 wt. % vitamin-E) with subsequent thermal decomposition in situ to obtain surface cross-linking with the objective of achieving surface wear rate equivalent or lower than that of current clinically available materials...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741266/effect-of-simulated-climate-warming-on-the-ectomycorrhizal-fungal-community-of-boreal-and-temperate-host-species-growing-near-their-shared-ecotonal-range-limits
#7
Joanna Mucha, Kabir G Peay, Dylan P Smith, Peter B Reich, Artur Stefański, Sarah E Hobbie
Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi can influence the establishment and performance of host species by increasing nutrient and water absorption. Therefore, understanding the response of ECM fungi to expected changes in the global climate is crucial for predicting potential changes in the composition and productivity of forests. While anthropogenic activity has, and will continue to, cause global temperature increases, few studies have investigated how increases in temperature will affect the community composition of ectomycorrhizal fungi...
July 25, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739371/trans-biome-diversity-in-australian-grass-specialist-lizards-diplodactylidae-strophurus
#8
Rebecca J Laver, Stuart V Nielsen, Dan F Rosauer, Paul M Oliver
Comparisons of biodiversity patterns within lineages that occur across major climate gradients and biomes, can provide insights into the relative roles that lineage history, landscape and climatic variation, and environmental change have played in shaping regional biotas. In Australia, while there has been extensive research into the origins and patterns of diversity in the Australian Arid Zone (AAZ), how diversity is distributed across this biome and the Australian Monsoonal Tropics (AMT) to the north, has been less studied...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739296/retraction-notice-to-recent-advances-in-cardiac-regeneration-stem-cell-biomaterial-and-growth-factors-biomed-pharmacother-87-2017-37-45
#9
Mostafa Cheraghi, Mehrdad Namdari, Babak Negahdari, Ali Eatemadi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736923/applications-of-additive-manufacturing-in-dentistry-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Aishwarya Bhargav, Vijayavenkatraman Sanjairaj, Vinicius Rosa, Lu Wen Feng, Jerry Fuh Yh
Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing has been hailed as the third industrial revolution as it has caused a paradigm shift in the way objects have been manufactured. Conventionally, converting a raw material to a fully finished and assembled, usable product comprises several steps which can be eliminated by using this process as functional products can be created directly from the raw material at a fraction of the time originally consumed. Thus, AM has found applications in several sectors including automotive, aerospace, printed electronics, and healthcare...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734050/estimating-synchronous-demographic-changes-across-populations-using-habc-and-its-application-for-a-herpetological-community-from-northeastern-brazil
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Marcelo Gehara, Adrian Antonio Garda, Fernanda P Werneck, Eliana F Oliveira, Emanuel Masiero da Fonseca, Felipe Camurugi, Felipe M de Magalhães, Flávia Mol Lanna, Jack W Sites, Ricardo Marques, Ricardo Silveira-Filho, Vinícius A São Pedro, Guarino R Colli, Gabriel C Costa, Frank T Burbrink
Many studies propose that Quaternary climatic cycles contracted and /or expanded the ranges of species and biomes. Strong expansion-contraction dynamics of biomes presume concerted demographic changes of associated fauna. The analysis of temporal concordance of demographic changes can be used to test the influence of Quaternary climate on diversification processes. Hierarchical approximate Bayesian computation (hABC) is a powerful and flexible approach that models genetic data from multiple species, and can be used to estimate the temporal concordance of demographic processes...
July 22, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732524/how-to-choose-the-best-journal-for-your-case-report
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EDITORIAL
Richard A Rison, Jennifer Kelly Shepphird, Michael R Kidd
Since the establishment of the Journal of Medical Case Reports in 2006, the number of journals that publish case reports has increased rapidly, and most of these journals are open access. Open access publishing usually requires authors to pay publication fees while offering the articles online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. The movement for open access has gained support in the research community, with the publishers BioMed Central and PLOS ONE becoming leaders in scientific publishing in their number of articles and citations...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731827/convergence-consilience-and-the-evolution-of-temperate-deciduous-forests
#13
Erika J Edwards, David S Chatelet, Bo-Chang Chen, Jin Yao Ong, Shuichiro Tagane, Hironobu Kanemitsu, Kazuki Tagawa, Kentaro Teramoto, Brian Park, Kuo-Fang Chung, Jer-Ming Hu, Tetsukazu Yahara, Michael J Donoghue
The deciduous habit of northern temperate trees and shrubs provides one of the most obvious examples of convergent evolution, but how did it evolve? Hypotheses based on the fossil record posit that deciduousness evolved first in response to drought or darkness and preadapted certain lineages as cold climates spread. An alternative is that evergreens first established in freezing environments and later evolved the deciduous habit. We monitored phenological patterns of 20 species of Viburnum spanning tropical, lucidophyllous (subtropical montane and warm temperate), and cool temperate Asian forests...
August 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730696/cd34-cells-seeded-in-collagen-scaffolds-promote-bone-formation-in-a-mouse-calvarial-defect-model
#14
Jens Hertweck, Ulrike Ritz, Hermann Götz, Patrick C Schottel, Pol Maria Rommens, Alexander Hofmann
Bone tissue engineering (BTE) holds promise for managing the clinical problem of large bone defects. However, clinical adoption of BTE is limited due to limited vascularization of constructs, which could be circumvented by pre-cultivation of osteogenic and endothelial derived cells in natural-based polymer scaffolds. However, until now not many studies compared the effect of mono- and cocultures pre-seeded in collagen before implantation. We utilized a mouse calvarial defect model and compared five groups of collagen scaffolds: a negative control of a collagen scaffold alone, a positive control treated with BMP-7, monocultures of either human osteoblasts (hOBs) or CD34+ cells, and a coculture of hOB and CD34(+) cells...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727251/degree-of-conversion-and-cross-link-density-within-a-resin-matrix-composite
#15
Afnan O Al-Zain, George J Eckert, Henry Lukic, Spiro J Megremis, Jeffrey A Platt
The aims of this study were to profile light radiated from two light-curing units (LCUs) and evaluate profile relationship to polymerization patterns within a resin-matrix composite (RMC). Beam profiles of one multiple emission peak light-emitting-diode and one quartz-tungsten-halogen curing-unit were measured using a beam profiler/spectrometer system. A camera-based profiler and an integrating sphere/spectrometer assembly were used to evaluate each LCU beam. Polymerization patterns within a nano-hybrid RMC were investigated using a mapping approach by assessing the degree of conversion utilizing micro-Raman spectroscopy and indirectly estimating cross-link-density by repeated microhardness testing before and after exposure to ethanol (%KH reduction, n = 3)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722181/historical-biome-distribution-and-recent-human-disturbance-shape-the-diversity-of-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi
#16
Meelis Pärtel, Maarja Öpik, Mari Moora, Leho Tedersoo, Robert Szava-Kovats, Søren Rosendahl, Matthias C Rillig, Ylva Lekberg, Holger Kreft, Thorunn Helgason, Ove Eriksson, John Davison, Francesco de Bello, Tancredi Caruso, Martin Zobel
The availability of global microbial diversity data, collected using standardized metabarcoding techniques, makes microorganisms promising models for investigating the role of regional and local factors in driving biodiversity. Here we modelled the global diversity of symbiotic arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi using currently available data on AM fungal molecular diversity (small subunit (SSU) ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequences) in field samples. To differentiate between regional and local effects, we estimated species pools (sets of potentially suitable taxa) for each site, which are expected to reflect regional processes...
July 19, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714234/an-improved-correlation-to-predict-molecular-weight-between-crosslinks-based-on-equilibrium-degree-of-swelling-of-hydrogel-networks
#17
Andrea C Jimenez-Vergara, John Lewis, Mariah S Hahn, Dany J Munoz-Pinto
Accurate characterization of hydrogel diffusional properties is of substantial importance for a range of biotechnological applications. The diffusional capacity of hydrogels has commonly been estimated using the average molecular weight between crosslinks (Mc ), which is calculated based on the equilibrium degree of swelling. However, the existing correlation linking Mc and equilibrium swelling fails to accurately reflect the diffusional properties of highly crosslinked hydrogel networks. Also, as demonstrated herein, the current model fails to accurately predict the diffusional properties of hydrogels when polymer concentration and molecular weight are varied simultaneously...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713827/retracted-estimation-of-response-functions-based-on-variational-bayes-algorithm-in-dynamic-images-sequences
#18
BioMed Research International
[This retracts the article DOI: 10.1155/2016/4851401.].
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711832/biodegradation-of-phenol-via-meta-cleavage-pathway-triggers-de-novo-tag-biosynthesis-pathway-in-oleaginous-yeast
#19
Alok Patel, Km Sartaj, Neha Arora, Vikas Pruthi, Parul A Pruthi
Phenol is reported to be one of the most toxic environmental pollutants present in the discharge of various industrial effluents causing a serious threat to the existing biome. Biodegradation of phenol by oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium kratochvilovae HIMPA1 was found to degrade 1000mg/l phenol. The pathways for phenol degradation by both ortho and meta-cleavage were proposed by the identification of metabolites and enzymatic assays of ring cleavage enzymes in the cell extracts. Results suggest that this oleaginous yeast degrade phenol via meta-cleavage pathway and accumulates a high quantity of lipid content (64...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710147/dietary-guidelines-for-breast-cancer-patients-a-critical-review
#20
REVIEW
Ana Teresa Limon-Miro, Veronica Lopez-Teros, Humberto Astiazaran-Garcia
Current dietary guidelines for breast cancer patients (BCPs) fail to address adequate dietary intakes of macro- and micronutrients that may improve patients' nutritional status. This review includes information from the PubMed and Biomed Central databases over the last 15 y concerning dietary guidelines for BCPs and the potential impact of a personalized, nutrient-specific diet on patients' nutritional status during and after antineoplastic treatment. Results indicated that BCPs should receive a nutritional assessment immediately after diagnosis...
July 2017: Advances in Nutrition
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