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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734257/comparison-of-femoropopliteal-artery-stents-under-axial-and-radial-compression-axial-tension-bending-and-torsion-deformations
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Kaspars Maleckis, Paul Deegan, William Poulson, Cole Sievers, Anastasia Desyatova, Jason MacTaggart, Alexey Kamenskiy
High failure rates of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) stenting appear to be associated with the inability of certain stent designs to accommodate severe biomechanical environment of the femoropopliteal artery (FPA) that bends, twists, and axially compresses during limb flexion. Twelve Nitinol stents (Absolute Pro, Supera, Lifestent, Innova, Zilver, Smart Control, Smart Flex, EverFlex, Viabahn, Tigris, Misago, and Complete SE) were quasi-statically tested under bench-top axial and radial compression, axial tension, bending, and torsional deformations...
July 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732300/complete-torsion-of-gallbladder-following-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-case-study
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Tomoaki Bekki, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Nobuaki Fujikuni, Hiroshi Okuda, Tatsunari Sasada, Minoru Yamaki, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Toshio Noriyuki, Masahiro Nakahara
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder torsion is mainly associated with a floating gallbladder. From an anatomical perspective, laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a more optimal treatment than open cholecystectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 84-year-old woman visited the Onomichi General Hospital because of progressive pain in the right upper quadrant of her abdomen. Physical examination revealed a positive Murphy sign and peritoneal irritation. Laboratory data demonstrated that inflammatory marker levels were increased...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731740/quasicontinuous-variable-quantum-computation-with-collective-spins-in-multipath-interferometers
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Tomáš Opatrný
Collective spins of large atomic samples trapped inside optical resonators can carry quantum information that can be processed in a way similar to quantum computation with continuous variables. It is shown here that by combining the resonators in multipath interferometers one can realize coupling between different samples, and that polynomial Hamiltonians can be constructed by repeated spin rotations and twisting induced by dispersive interaction of the atoms with light. Application can be expected in the efficient simulation of quantum systems...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731208/super-strong-super-stiff-macrofibers-with-aligned-long-bacterial-cellulose-nanofibers
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Sha Wang, Feng Jiang, Xu Xu, Yudi Kuang, Kun Fu, Emily Hitz, Liangbing Hu
With their impressive properties such as remarkable unit tensile strength, modulus, and resistance to heat, flame, and chemical agents that normally degrade conventional macrofibers, high-performance macrofibers are now widely used in various fields including aerospace, biomedical, civil engineering, construction, protective apparel, geotextile, and electronic areas. Those macrofibers with a diameter of tens to hundreds of micrometers are typically derived from polymers, gel spun fibers, modified carbon fibers, carbon-nanotube fibers, ceramic fibers, and synthetic vitreous fibers...
July 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729785/evaluation-of-dentinal-defects-during-root-canal-preparation-using-thermomechanically-processed-nickel-titanium-files
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Bertan Kesim, Burak Sagsen, Tugrul Aslan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of root cracks after root canal instrumentation with thermomechanically processed nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) files with different instrumentation kinematics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 150 extracted mandibular premolars with mature apices and straight root canals were divided into five groups and used in this study. In Group 1, 30 teeth were prepared using hand K-files and assigned to control group, Group 2 was instrumented using K3XF Rotary files (SybronEndo, Glendora, CA, USA) with continuous rotary motion...
April 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729499/a-twist-on-the-majorana-fermion
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Vlad S Pribiag
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727451/regular-fluorescence-of-4-fluoro-n-n-dimethylaniline-fdma-no-charge-transfer-and-no-twisting
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Mercedes Vanessa Bohnwagner, Andreas Dreuw
Recently, two contradicting experimental investigations by Zachariasse et al. (J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121, 1223) and Fujiwara et al. (Chem. Phys. Lett., 2013, 586, 70) have been published on the fluorescence behavior of FDMA. Motivated by the discrepancies between these studies we have examined the deactivation pathways of photoexcited FDMA using high-level quantum chemical methods like time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT), coupled cluster (CC2) and algebraic-diagrammatic construction scheme (ADC(2), ADC(3)) simulating solvation using continuum solvation models...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727368/medical-ozone-therapy-reduces-oxidative-stress-and-testicular-damage-in-an-experimental-model-of-testicular-torsion-in-rats
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Mustafa Tusat, Ahmet Mentese, Selim Demir, Ahmet Alver, Mustafa Imamoglu
OBJECTIVE: Testicular torsion (TT) refers to rotation of the testis and twisting of the spermatic cord. TT results in ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury involving increased oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis, and can even lead to infertility. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ozone therapy on testicular damage due to I/R injury in an experimental torsion model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 24 male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups; sham-operated, torsion/detorsion (T/D), and T/D+ozone...
June 14, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726832/three-dimensional-magnetization-structures-revealed-with-x-ray-vector-nanotomography
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Claire Donnelly, Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, Valerio Scagnoli, Sebastian Gliga, Mirko Holler, Jörg Raabe, Laura J Heyderman
In soft ferromagnetic materials, the smoothly varying magnetization leads to the formation of fundamental patterns such as domains, vortices and domain walls. These have been studied extensively in thin films of thicknesses up to around 200 nanometres, in which the magnetization is accessible with current transmission imaging methods that make use of electrons or soft X-rays. In thicker samples, however, in which the magnetization structure varies throughout the thickness and is intrinsically three dimensional, determining the complex magnetic structure directly still represents a challenge...
July 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726405/fluorescence-enhancement-of-unconstrained-gfp-chromophore-analogues-based-on-the-push-pull-substituent-effect
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Meng-Shiue Tsai, Chun-Lin Ou, Chi-Jui Tsai, Yen-Chin Huang, Yuan-Chung Cheng, Shih-Sheng Sun, Jye-Shane Yang
Unlike the high fluorescence quantum yield of the naturally occurring green fluorescence protein (GFP, Φf ∼ 0.8), the GFP chromophore, a benzylidenedimethylimidazolinone (BDI) dye, is nearly nonfluorescent (Φf < 0.001) in common solutions at room temperature. While many efforts have been devoted into the BDI chromophore engineering for fluorescence recovery, limited success has been achieved for structurally unconstrained GFP chromophore analogues (uGFPc). Herein we report a rational design of uGFPc toward an unprecedentedly high fluorescence quantum efficiency of 0...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723170/highly-efficient-multiple-anchored-fluorescent-probe-for-the-detection-of-aniline-vapor-based-on-synergistic-effect-chemical-reaction-and-pet
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Zinuo Jiao, Yu Zhang, Wei Xu, Xiangtao Zhang, Haibo Jiang, Pengcheng Wu, Yanyan Fu, Qingguo He, Huimin Cao, Jiangong Cheng
A multiple-anchored fluorescent probe ((((hexane-1,6-diylbis(2,7-bis(4-formyl)-phenyl)-9H-fluorine-9,9-diyl))-bis(hexane-6,1-diyl))-bis(9H-carbazole-9,3,6-triyl))-tetrakis(benzene-4,1-diyl))-tetraformyl-(8FP-2F) with eight aldehyde groups was designed and synthesized. The molecule has four branches and highly twisted structure. Furthermore, it tends to self-assemble into nanospheres, which is beneficial for gaseous analyte penetration and high fluorescence quantum efficiency. Among gaseous analytes, detection of aniline vapor is extraordinarily important in the control of environmental issues and human diseases...
May 26, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722825/crystalline-%C3%AF-stack-containing-five-stereoisomers-insights-into-conformational-isomorphism-chirality-inversion-and-disorder
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Agnieszka Nowak-Krol, Merle Röhr, David Schmidt, Frank Würthner
An unprecedented crystal packing arrangement of a tetramethoxy-bay-substituted perylene bisimide (PBI) consists of three crystallographically independent molecules, i.e. an achiral (AC) PBI of saddle-shaped geometry along with two pairs of propeller-like twisted (P) and (M)enantiomeric PBI frameworks. All these five conformations are observed within a single π-stack revealing an intriguing packing sequence with an inversion of chirality from P to M via AC. Nudged elastic band calculations for the isolated molecule show that AC is a local minimum of the P to M interconversion path...
July 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722559/free-versus-subsidised-healthcare-options-for-fee-exemptions-access-to-care-for-vulnerable-groups-and-effects-on-the-health-system-in-burkina-faso
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Maurice Yaogo
BACKGROUND: The many forms of healthcare fee exemptions implemented in Burkina Faso since the 2000s have varied between total exemption (free) and cost subsidisation. This article examines both options, their contextual variations and the ways in which they affect access to healthcare for vulnerable people as well as the operation of the health system. This research is part of an interdisciplinary regional program on the elimination of user fees for health services in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger)...
July 12, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718842/secreted-protein-acidic-and-rich-in-cysteine-sparc-enhances-cell-proliferation-migration-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-sparc-expression-is-associated-with-tumor-grade-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Chih-Hau Chang, Meng-Chi Yen, Ssu-Hui Liao, Yu-Ling Hsu, Chung-Sheng Lai, Kao-Ping Chang, Ya-Ling Hsu
Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is a secreted protein which is involved in various biological processes. SPARC expression is associated with tumor metastasis and poor prognosis in several types of cancer. However, the SPARC-induced signaling pathway was not fully understood in head and neck cancer. In this study, our results showed that SPARC treatment promoted cell proliferation and migration in head and neck cancer cell lines FaDu and Detroit 562. In addition, SPARC induced expression of epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) regulators, including Slug, Snail, and Twist in Detroit 562...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716108/esoteric-connective-tissue-therapy-for-chronic-low-back-pain-to-reduce-pain-and-improve-functionality-and-general-well-being-compared-with-physiotherapy-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Christoph Schnelle, Steffen Messerschmidt, Eunice J Minford, Kate Greenaway-Twist, Maxine Szramka, Marianna Masiorski, Michelle Sheldrake, Mark Jones
BACKGROUND: Low back pain causes more global disability than any other condition. Once the acute pain becomes chronic, about two-thirds of sufferers will not fully recover after 1-2 years. There is a paucity of effective treatments for non-specific, chronic low back pain. It has been noted that low back pain is associated with changes in the connective tissue in the affected area, and a very low-impact treatment, Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy (ECTT), has been developed to restore flexibility in connective tissue...
July 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713968/inhibition-of-proliferation-and-invasion-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-by-lncrna-aslnc02525-silencing-and-the-mechanism
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Zi Chen, Dongwen Xu, Tao Zhang
One of the most differentially expressed long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) that we identified by high throughput screening from liver cancer and para-carcinoma tissues, ASLNC02525, was highly expressed in the tissues and cell lines of liver cancer but not in adjacent tissues or normal hepatic cells. Knockdown of ASLNC02525 in hepatocellular carcinoma cells inhibited the proliferation and invasion. In the process, expression level of transcription factor twist1 (twist‑related protein 1) was reduced, but no change at transcription level was observed...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713006/ultrasonographic-findings-in-the-epididymis-of-pediatric-patients-with-testicular-torsion
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C E Afsarlar, R Elizondo, E Yilmaz, E Cakmakci, D J Ballow, E Demir, G Guney, C J Koh
INTRODUCTION: Although grayscale ultrasound and color Doppler ultrasound characteristics of the torsed testis are well established in the literature, less is known about its anatomic partner: the epididymis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the ultrasound characteristics of the epididymis in pediatric patients with testicular torsion, and to describe their potential role as prognostic criteria for testicular salvage outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: During a retrospective review of 217 pediatric patients with acute testicular torsion during 2009-2016, morphological features of the epididymis from scrotal ultrasounds (size, parenchymal characteristics, and vascular flow of both epididymis heads), as well as patient demographics, time duration, surgical outcomes, histopathology results, and follow-up periods were analyzed...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712660/numerical-investigation-of-dispersive-behaviors-for-helical-thread-waveguides-using-the-semi-analytical-isogeometric-analysis-method
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Yijie Liu, Qiang Han, Yingjing Liang, Gang Xu
In this paper, we propose a semi-analytical isogeometric analysis(S-IGA) approach in the twist space to investigate the dispersive properties in helical thread waveguides, which combines the advantages of the spectral approach and IGA. The convergence and accuracy of the proposed method are discussed, by comparing S-IGA results with reference solutions. Additionally, the analytical expression of axial offset wavenumbers is derived to explain the difference of spectrograms between the Cartesian and twisted systems...
June 17, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712196/small-gut-volvulus-a-rare-twist-in-the-setting-of-an-even-rarer-entity-multiple-giant-jejuno-ileal-diverticula
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Ayesha Khan, Faheem Khan, Kashif Rafique, Sarwar Khan, Anam Majid, Khalid Khan, Asad Ullah
Small gut volvulus with multiple Jejuno-ileal diverticulosis is an unusual pathology of the small intestine with a scarce number of cases reported so far. It usually goes unnoticed because it is often asymptomatic but complications like diverticulitis, perforation, bleeding or intestinal obstruction can occur in 10-30% of the cases. Mechanical obstruction, if it occurs, can be caused by adhesions or stenosis due to diverticulitis, intussusception at the site of the diverticulum and volvulus of the segment containing the diverticula...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712026/posterior-cruciate-ligament-is-twisted-and-flat-structure-new-prospective-on-anatomical-morphology
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Tomohiro Kato, Robert Śmigielski, Yunshen Ge, Urszula Zdanowicz, Bogdan Ciszek, Mitsuo Ochi
PURPOSE: This cadaveric study aimed to elucidate PCL morphology by observing the anatomical relationship with other structures and the fibre layers of the PCL in cross section for remnant preserving PCL reconstruction. METHODS: Seventeen fresh-frozen cadaveric knees were studied, using the clock-face method to analyse the anatomical relationship between the PCL and Humphrey's ligament. The width and thickness of the PCL, Humphrey's and Wrisberg's ligaments were measured...
July 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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