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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551506/inversion-analysis-on-vertical-radiocesium-distribution-in-pond-sediment-from-%C3%AE-ray-count-measurement
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Hiroshi Ogawa, Kimitaka Minami, Tohru Kawamoto, Ramon Kanai, Kohei Ishikawa, Ryuichi Kamimura
Evaluation of vertical distribution of radiocesium in bottom sediment by measuring vertical γ-ray count profile was discussed. A stable inversion formula was derived based on the maximum entropy method. Efficiency of the formula was confirmed by using a low-cost apparatus composed of an array of PIN photodiodes and a single board computer with real-time inversion code. In-door experiment by using five model sediment disks showed good reproducibility of vertical radiocesium profile. On-site experiment was also carried out at a pond in Fukushima to confirm the efficiency...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551317/elastic-retrograde-intramedullary-percutaneous-pinning-for-fifth-metacarpal-neck-fractures-a-series-of-32-patients
#2
M-A Poumellec, N Dreant
The aim of our study was to evaluate an original surgical technique for the treatment of fifth metacarpal neck fractures: elastic retrograde intramedullary percutaneous pinning (ERIPP). From January 2014 to January 2016, patients with a fifth metacarpal neck fracture with greater than 30° volar displacement and/or clinodactyly were included. All patients underwent an ERIPP procedure. With this technique, K-wires are used as joysticks to assist reduction when the Jahss maneuver is insufficient. Clinical evaluation incorporated the DASH score, range of motion and grip strength at 3months...
May 24, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551098/joint-kinematics-estimation-using-a-multi-body-kinematics-optimisation-and-an-extended-kalman-filter-and-embedding-a-soft-tissue-artefact-model
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Vincent Bonnet, Vincent Richard, Valentina Camomilla, Gentiane Venture, Aurelio Cappozzo, Raphaël Dumas
To reduce the impact of the soft tissue artefact (STA) on the estimate of skeletal movement using stereophotogrammetric and skin-marker data, multi-body kinematics optimisation (MKO) and extended Kalman filters (EKF) have been proposed. This paper assessed the feasibility and efficiency of these methods when they embed a mathematical model of the STA and simultaneously estimate the ankle, knee and hip joint kinematics and the model parameters. A STA model was used that provides an estimate of the STA affecting the marker-cluster located on a body segment as a function of the kinematics of the adjacent joints...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550021/effects-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-neurocognitive-architecture-and-function-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
#4
Huajun Xu, Hui Wang, Jian Guan, Hongliang Yi, Yingjun Qian, Jianyin Zou, Yunyan Xia, Yiqun Fu, Xinyi Li, Xiao Jiao, Hengye Huang, Pin Dong, Ziwei Yu, Jun Yang, Mingliang Xiang, Jiping Li, Yanqing Chen, Peihua Wang, Yizhou Sun, Yuehua Li, Xiaojian Zheng, Wei Jia, Shankai Yin
OBJECTIVES: Many clinical studies have indicated that obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), the most common chronic sleep disorder, may affect neurocognitive function, and that treatment for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has some neurocognitive protective effects against the adverse effects of OSA. However, the effects of CPAP treatment on neurocognitive architecture and function remain unclear. Therefore, this multicentre trial was designed to investigate whether and when neurocognitive architecture and function in patients with OSA can be improved by CPAP treatment and to explore the role of gut microbiota in improving neurocognitive function during treatment...
May 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549362/-iliotibial-band-friction-syndrome-due-to-bioabsorbable-pins-in-acl-reconstruction
#5
F Cruz-López, A Mallen-Trejo, C Pascual-Vidriales, A Almazán-Díaz, J C Ibarra-Ponce de León
Injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament are currently treated primarily with the use of hamstring graft with a wide range of different techniques and fixation systems for anterior cruciate ligament in reducing patient morbidity. We report the case of a female patient aged 42 that suffered an anterior cruciate ligament rupture and was treated with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring autograft with femoral fixation with bio-absorbable cross-pin and tibial fixation with bio-absorbable screw...
November 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549215/nanowire-mesh-templated-growth-of-out-of-plane-three-dimensional-fuzzy-graphene
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Raghav Garg, Sahil Kumar Rastogi, Michael Lamparski, Sergio de la Barrera, Gordon T Pace, Noel T Nuhfer, Benjamin Matthew Hunt, Vincent Meunier, Tzahi Cohen-Karni
Graphene, a honeycomb sp(2) hybridized carbon lattice, is a promising building block for hybrid-nanomaterials due to its electrical, mechanical, and optical properties. Graphene can be readily obtained through mechanical exfoliation, solution-based deposition of reduced graphene oxide (rGO), and chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The resulting graphene films' topology is two-dimensional (2D) surface. Recently a three-dimensional (3D) graphene topology has been demonstrated by various approaches. However, the resulting graphene films are lying flat on the surface hence still exposing a 2D surface topology...
May 26, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546280/absolute-values-of-lung-function-explain-the-sex-difference-in-breathlessness-in-the-general-population
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Magnus Ekström, Linus Schiöler, Rune Grønseth, Ane Johannessen, Cecilie Svanes, Benedicte Leynaert, Deborah Jarvis, Thorarinn Gislason, Pascal Demoly, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Isabelle Pin, Angelo G Corsico, Bertil Forsberg, Joachim Heinrich, Dennis Nowak, Chantal Raherison-Semjen, Shyamali C Dharmage, Giulia Trucco, Isabel Urrutia, Jesús Martinez-Moratalla Rovira, José Luis Sánchez-Ramos, Christer Janson, Kjell Torén
Activity-related breathlessness is twice as common among females as males in the general population and is associated with adverse health outcomes. We tested whether this sex difference is explained by the lower absolute forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) or forced vital capacity (FVC) in females.This was a cross-sectional analysis of 3250 subjects (51% female) aged 38-67 years across 13 countries in the population-based third European Community Respiratory Health Survey. Activity-related breathlessness was measured using the modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) scale...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543380/chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells-that-target-chemokine-receptor-ccr4-as-a-therapeutic-modality-for-t-cell-malignancies
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Liyanage P Perera, Meili Zhang, Masao Nakagawa, Michael N Petrus, Michiyuki Maeda, Marshall E Kadin, Thomas A Waldmann, Pin-Yu Perera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543304/biomechanical-comparison-between-pins-and-polymethylmethacrylate-and-the-sop-locking-plate-system-to-stabilize-canine-lumbosacral-fracture-luxation-in-flexion-and-extension
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Johannes J Nel, Cor-Jacques Kat, Gert L Coetzee, Paul J van Staden
OBJECTIVE: To determine the stability of a simulated complete L7-S1 fracture-luxation immobilized with SOP locking plate system, compared to pins and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). STUDY DESIGN: In vitro biomechanical study. ANIMALS: Cadaver specimens of 18 skeletally mature large-breed dogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Specimens were randomly stabilized with one of the two fixation techniques. Lumbosacral spine specimens (L5-S3) were subjected to a bending moment applied to the caudal and cranial ends of the specimen...
May 24, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542430/ros-regulation-of-axonal-mitochondrial-transport-is-mediated-by-ca2-and-jnk-in-drosophila
#10
Pin-Chao Liao, Lauren C Tandarich, Peter J Hollenbeck
Mitochondria perform critical functions including aerobic ATP production and calcium (Ca2+) homeostasis, but are also a major source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. To maintain cellular function and survival in neurons, mitochondria are transported along axons, and accumulate in regions with high demand for their functions. Oxidative stress and abnormal mitochondrial axonal transport are associated with neurodegenerative disorders. However, we know little about the connection between these two...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541405/reduction-of-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase-6-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-enhances-gene-silencing-induced-by-foxtail-mosaic-virus
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Faguang Chang, Zhouhang Gu, Pin Zhu, Ran Lu, Zhiyou Du, Qiansheng Liao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541152/biomechanical-comparison-of-a-3-5-mm-conical-coupling-plating-system-and-a-3-5-mm-locking-compression-plate-applied-as-plate-rod-constructs-to-an-experimentally-created-fracture-gap-in-femurs-of-canine-cadavers
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Giovanni Tremolada, Daniel D Lewis, Ken Luka Paragnani, Bryan P Conrad, Stanley E Kim, Antonio Pozzi
OBJECTIVE To compare stiffness and resistance to cyclic fatigue of two 3.5-mm locking system plate-rod constructs applied to an experimentally created fracture gap in femurs of canine cadavers. SAMPLE 20 femurs from cadavers of 10 mixed-breed adult dogs. PROCEDURES 1 femur from each cadaver was stabilized with a conical coupling plating system-rod construct, and the contralateral femur was stabilized with a locking compression plate (LCP)-rod construct. An intramedullary Steinmann pin was inserted in each femur...
June 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539679/the-association-of-pathergy-reaction-and-active-clinical-presentations-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Shirin Assar, Bahar Sadeghi, Fereydoun Davatchi, Seyyedeh Zahra Ghodsi, Abdolhadi Nadji, Farhad Shahram, Farimah Ashofte, Seyyedeh Roghieh Larimi, Masoud Sadeghi
OBJECTIVES: The pathergy skin test is a hypersensitivity reaction to a prick skin trauma caused by a pin or a needle, which is considered as a specific presentation in Behçet's disease (BD) and the precise mechanism of this test is not well elucidated. This study was designed to evaluate the association of pathergy reaction (PR) with the active clinical manifestations of BD patients, to assess the clinical importance of PR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cohort study on 1675 BD patients who fulfilled the entry criteria based on the International Criteria for Behçet's Disease (ICBD) from 1975 to 2011...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539588/cooperation-of-oncolytic-herpes-virotherapy-and-pd-1-blockade-in-murine-rhabdomyosarcoma-models
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Chun-Yu Chen, Pin-Yi Wang, Brian Hutzen, Les Sprague, Hayley M Swain, Julia K Love, Joseph R Stanek, Louis Boon, Joe Conner, Timothy P Cripe
Oncolytic virotherapy is an effective immunotherapeutic approach for cancer treatment via a multistep process including direct tumor cell lysis, induction of cytotoxic or apoptosis-sensitizing cytokines and promotion of antitumor T cell responses. Solid tumors limit the effectiveness of immunotherapeutics in diverse ways such as secretion of immunosuppressive cytokines and expression of immune inhibitory ligands to inhibit antitumor T cell function. Blocking programmed cell death protein (PD)-1 signaling, which mediates T cell suppression via engagement of its inhibitory ligands, PD-L1 or PD-L2, is of particular interest due to recent successes in many types of cancer...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539462/horizontal-and-vertical-species-turnover-in-tropical-birds-in-habitats-with-differing-land-use
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Rachakonda Sreekar, Richard T Corlett, Salindra Dayananda, Uromi Manage Goodale, Adam Kilpatrick, Sarath W Kotagama, Lian Pin Koh, Eben Goodale
Large tracts of tropical rainforests are being converted into intensive agricultural lands. Such anthropogenic disturbances are known to reduce species turnover across horizontal distances. But it is not known if they can also reduce species turnover across vertical distances (elevation), which have steeper climatic differences. We measured turnover in birds across horizontal and vertical sampling transects in three land-use types of Sri Lanka: protected forest, reserve buffer and intensive-agriculture, from 90 to 2100 m a...
May 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538945/purpuric-drug-eruptions-caused-by-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitors-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-32-cases
#16
Yung-Tsu Cho, Kai-Lung Chen, Yi-Shuan Sheen, Che-Wen Yang, Jau-Yu Liau, Yu-Pin Cheng, Chia-Yu Chu
Importance: Purpuric skin lesions have only rarely been reported in patients receiving epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors. However, their clinical and histopathologic presentations have varied considerably. Objective: To characterize purpuric skin eruptions caused by epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective study enrolled 32 patients who presented to an integrated dermato-oncologic clinic in a tertiary referral medical center with purpuric skin lesions after using epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2015...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538364/thalidomide-results-in-diminished-ovarian-reserve-in-reproductive-age-female-ibd-patients
#17
Xiang Peng, Min Zhi, Ming Wei, Ting-Ting Li, Min Zhang, Yuan-Qi Zhang, Huan He, Mingli Su, Wei Wang, Jun-Rong Chen, Jian Tang, Xiang Gao, Pin-Jin Hu, Xiao-Yan Liang
The effectiveness of thalidomide in treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been widely recognized. Meanwhile, many serious adverse drug reactions have been observed, but no know reports on ovarian reserve function.Female patients, ranging in age between 18 and 40, were referred to our institution to undergo sex hormone detection and ultrasonic scanning for ovarian function assessment, between February 1, 2016 and September 31, 2016.Thirty-three patients treated with thalidomide (group A), 73 patients without thalidomide (group B), and 78 healthy women as control were studied...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538289/a-three-dimensional-analysis-of-the-fracture-planes-in-pediatric-lateral-humeral-condyle-fractures-for-image-based-pin-positioning-during-fixation
#18
Do Young Park, Jae Ho Cho, Doo-Hyung Lee, Wan-Sun Choi, Jun Young Bang, Xiang Yun Yin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the 3 dimensional morphology of pediatric lateral condylar physeal fractures using 3-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) and to identify optimal pin positions for percutaneous pinning. DESIGN: Prospective case series of consecutively treated patients SETTING:: Tertiary university hospital setting. PATIENTS: Preoperative 3D-CTs in pediatric surgical candidates diagnosed with lateral condylar physeal fractures INTERVENTION:: Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning was performed...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538267/cirrhosis-has-no-impact-on-therapeutic-responses-of-entecavir-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Pin-Chao Wang, Tao-Yang Wei, Tai-Chung Tseng, Hans Hsienhong Lin, Chia-Chi Wang
OBJECTIVE: As the efficacy of a direct antiviral agent is reduced in cirrhotic chronic hepatitis C patients, prolonged duration of treatment or addition of ribavirin is recommended to improve the rates of sustained virological response. However, the impact of cirrhosis on the efficacy of antiviral treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remained unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study screened entecavir (ETV)-treated CHB patients in Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital from January 2007 till October 2014...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537895/interaction-of-glycosphingolipids-gd3-and-gd2-with-growth-factor-receptors-maintains-breast-cancer-stem-cell-phenotype
#20
Yuh-Jin Liang, Chen-Yu Wang, I-An Wang, Yi-Wen Chen, Li-Tzu Li, Chuang-Yu Lin, Ming-Yi Ho, Tsung-Lung Chou, Ya-Hui Wang, Shih-Pin Chiou, Yu-Ju Lin, John Yu
Many studies have suggested that disialogangliosides, GD2 and GD3, are involved in the development of various tumor types. However, the functional relationships between ganglioside expression and cancer development or aggressiveness are not fully described. GD3 is upregulated in approximately half of all invasive ductal breast carcinoma cases, and enhanced expression of GD3 synthase (GD3S, alpha-N-acetylneuraminide alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase) in estrogen receptor-negative breast tumors, was shown to correlate with reduced overall patient survival...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
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