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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906513/smartphone-based-portable-wireless-optical-system-for-the-detection-of-target-analytes
#1
Shreedhar Gautam, Bhagwan S Batule, Hyo Yong Kim, Ki Soo Park, Hyun Gyu Park
Rapid and accurate on-site wireless measurement of hazardous molecules or biomarkers is one of the biggest challenges in nanobiotechnology. We herein describe a novel smartphone-based Portable and Wireless Optical System (PAWS) for rapid, quantitative, and on-site analysis of target analytes. As a proof-of-concept, we employed gold nanoparticles (GNP) and an enzyme, horse radish peroxidase (HRP), to generate colorimetric signals in response to two model target molecules, melamine and hydrogen peroxide, respectively...
December 1, 2016: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906485/chinese-version-of-the-patient-continuity-of-care-questionnaire-reliability-and-validity-assessment
#2
Hsiao-Mei Chen, Ching-Min Chen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to examine the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of Patient Continuity of Care Questionnaire (PCCQ) to see whether the PCCQ can be applied in Chinese context. BACKGROUND: The rapid increase in the number of older adults with chronic diseases has made caring for this vulnerable population a priority healthcare issue in Taiwan. The PCCQ has been widely used in international studies. However research has not yet assessed the suitability and applicability of the PCCQ in Taiwan...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906483/electrochemical-oxidation-and-radical-cations-of-structurally-non-rigid-hypervalent-silatranes-theoretical-and-experimental-studies
#3
Valery Fedorovich Sidorkin, Elena Fedorovna Belogolova, Yu Wang, Viatcheslav Jouikov, Evgeniya Pavlovna Doronina
Using 18 silatranes XSi(OCH2CH2)3N (1) as an example, the potentials of electrochemical oxidation E0 of the hypervalent compounds of Si were calculated for the first time at the ab initio and DFT levels. The experimental peak potentials Ep show an excellent agreement (MAE = 0.03) with the MP2//B3PW91 calculated E0 (C-PCM). Radical cations of 1 reveal a "stretch isomerism" of the NSi dative bond. Localization of the spin density (SD) on the substituent X and the short (s) coordination contact Si…N (dSiN < 2...
December 1, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906473/tensile-comparison-of-polydioxanone-polyglyconate-and-barbed-glycolide-trimethylene-carbonate-suture-in-canine-cadaveric-tensor-fascia-lata
#4
Naomi Shimizu, John Tarlton, Ed Friend, Ivan Doran, Kevin Parsons
OBJECTIVE: To compare the mode of failure, load at yield, ultimate load to failure and stiffness of non-barbed polydioxanone, non-barbed polyglyconate and barbed glycolide-trimethylene carbonate (GTC) suture in canine cadaveric fascia. STUDY DESIGN: Ex vivo biomechanical study. SAMPLE POPULATION: 18 fascia lata specimens from 9 canine cadavers. METHODS: 6 fascia lata specimens were sutured with polydioxanone, 6 with polyglyconate, and 6 with barbed GTC suture...
December 1, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906470/retrospective-evaluation-of-whole-body-computed-tomography-for-tumor-staging-in-dogs-with-primary-appendicular-osteosarcoma
#5
Jessica L Talbott, Sarah E Boston, Rowan J Milner, Amandine Lejeune, Carlos H de M Souza, Kelvin Kow, Nicholas J Bacon, Jorge A Hernandez
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whole body computed tomography (CT) for staging canine appendicular osteosarcoma. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs diagnosed with appendicular osteosarcoma (n=39). METHODS: Medical records for client-owned dogs diagnosed with appendicular osteosarcoma from August 2008 to July 2014 were reviewed. Dogs were included if they had a confirmed diagnosis of appendicular osteosarcoma and were staged using whole body CT...
December 1, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906464/methodological-considerations-for-optimizing-and-validating-behavioral-assays
#6
Stacey J Sukoff Rizzo, Jill L Silverman
Preclinical animal models are indispensable tools for translational research for which behavioral characterization and phenotyping are essential to testing hypotheses and for evaluating the potential of novel therapeutic agents to treat diseases. The methods employed for comprehensive behavioral phenotyping and pharmacological experiments are complex and should be conducted exclusively by trained technicians with demonstrated proficiency. The ultimate goal is to identify disease-relevant and translational behavioral endpoints that are robust, reliable, and reproducible, and that can be employed to evaluate potential of novel therapeutic agents to treat disease...
December 1, 2016: Current Protocols in Mouse Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906463/measurement-of-behavioral-taste-responses-in-mice-two-bottle-preference-lickometer-and-conditioned-taste-aversion-tests
#7
Dany Gaillard, Jennifer M Stratford
The natural like and dislike of foods based on taste is one of the most easily observed behaviors in animals. Animals eat palatable foods and reject aversive foods, which makes measurement of taste perception possible using various behavioral techniques. Three different methods to accurately measure taste behavior are described here. First, two-bottle preference tests evaluate whether a taste compound (tastant) is preferred over water. Second, lickometer tests quantify the like and dislike for multiple concentrations of the same tastant or multiple tastants at the same time...
December 1, 2016: Current Protocols in Mouse Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906462/histopathological-evaluation-of-skeletal-muscle-with-specific-reference-to-mouse-models-of-muscular-dystrophy
#8
Rebecca L Terry, Dominic J Wells
The muscular dystrophies are a diverse group of degenerative diseases for which many mouse models are available. These models are frequently used to assess potential therapeutic interventions and histological evaluation of multiple muscles is an important part of this assessment. Histological evaluation is especially useful when combined with tests of muscle function. This unit describes a protocol for necropsy, processing, cryosectioning, and histopathological evaluation of murine skeletal muscles, which is applicable to both models of muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular conditions...
December 1, 2016: Current Protocols in Mouse Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906448/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-multicomponent-targeted-low-literacy-educational-intervention-compared-with-a-nontargeted-intervention-to-boost-colorectal-cancer-screening-with-fecal-immunochemical-testing-in-community-clinics
#9
Stacy N Davis, Shannon M Christy, Enmanuel A Chavarria, Rania Abdulla, Steven K Sutton, Alyssa R Schmidt, Susan T Vadaparampil, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Vani N Simmons, Chukwudi B Ufondu, Chitra Ravindra, Ida Schultz, Richard G Roetzheim, David Shibata, Cathy D Meade, Clement K Gwede
BACKGROUND: The objective of the current study was to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening uptake with the fecal immunochemical test (FIT). The current study investigated the differential impact of a multicomponent, targeted, low-literacy educational intervention compared with a standard, nontargeted educational intervention. METHODS: Patients aged 50 to 75 years who were of average CRC risk and not up-to-date with CRC screening were recruited from either a federally qualified health center or a primary care community health clinic...
December 1, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906446/study-on-adhesion-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-osteoblasts-promoted-by-new-absorbable-bioactive-glass-injection-in-vitro
#10
A Axrap, J Wang, Y Liu, M Wang, A Yusuf
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts grown on absorbable bioactive glass-calcium phosphate cement injection (BG-CPC) materials in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: BG-CPC composite biomaterial samples were prepared in vitro, for culture with MC3T3-E1 rat osteoblasts. Cells were divided into CPC, BG and BG-CPC treated groups. After cultivation for 3d, cells were stained with rhodamine-phalloidin and 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) and observed by fluorescence microscopy for osteoblast morphology on the surface of biomaterials...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906435/down-regulation-of-microrna-143-is-associated-with-colorectal-cancer-progression
#11
J-W Bai, H-Z Xue, C Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most prevalent carcinomas worldwide. Tumor metastasis and recurrence are leading causes of CRC-related deaths. Given the role of microRNA (miRNA) in CRC invasion and metastasis, we explored the association between miRNA-143 expression and clinicopathologic characteristics in CRC, as well as the effects of miRNA-143 on CRC cell invasion in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Quantitative real-time PCR was conducted to assess the expression of miR-143 in tissue specimens and cell lines...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906433/microrna-185-5p-modulates-chemosensitivity-of-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-to-cisplatin-via-targeting-abcc1
#12
K Pei, J-J Zhu, C-E Wang, Q-L Xie, J-Y Guo
OBJECTIVE: MicroRNA-185-5p (miR-185-5p) dysregulation is found in various human cancers. Our purpose is to investigate the association of miR-185-5p expression with the sensitivity of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to cisplatin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Real-time PCR or Western blot assay was performed to detect the expression of mature miR-185-5p and ATP-binding cassette, subfamily C, member 1 (ABCC1) protein. Cell lines with abnormal expression of miR-185-5p were generated using miR-185-5p inhibitor and mimics...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906430/recurrent-acute-pancreatitis-in-bowel-malrotation
#13
G Alessandri, A Amodio, L Landoni, N De' Liguori Carino, C Bassi
OBJECTIVE: Recurrent acute pancreatitis is an uncommon diagnosis in teenagers. Excluded alcohol and biliary stones, more prevalent aetiologies in these group of patients are genetic pancreatitis, pancreatic duct system abnormalities, neoplasia, traumas and congenital abnormalities of the duodenum such as duodenal duplication or diverticulum. Two reported cases of recurrent pancreatitis associated to midgut malrotation were described in English literature. Bowel malrotation is a difficult diagnosis in a teenager or a young adult and a common delay is documented...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906421/prostaglandin-e2-trace-elements-and-levels-of-oxidative-processes-in-spontaneous-miscarriages
#14
J K Popović, Z Grujić, I Grujić, M Bogavac, D Ćelić, K J Popović, A Jakovljević, D J Popović
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the significance of prostaglandin (PG)E2, trace elements level, pro-oxidative and antioxidative parameters changes in spontaneous miscarriages. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the 125 first trimester pregnancies, 35 with complete spontaneous abortion (group S), 40 with missed abortion (M) and 50 healthy (H), PGE2 plasma concentrations were analysed by commercial ELISA kits, plasma trace elements colorimetrically, lipid peroxidation and the antioxidative enzyme activities in hemolysate by commercial sets...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906412/multiple-cluster-axis-ii-comorbidity-and-functional-outcome-in-severe-patients-with-borderline-personality-disorder
#15
Nerea Palomares, Antonia McMaster, Marina Díaz-Marsá, Irene de la Vega, Ana Montes, José Luis Carrasco
BACKGROUND: Current literature suggests that personality disorder comorbidity negatively contributes to both the severity and prognosis of other disorders; however, little literature has been devoted to its influence on borderline personality disorder (BPD). The objective of the present work is to study comorbidity with other personality disorders in a severe clinical sample of patients with BPD, and its relationship with global functionality. METHODS: A sample of 65 patients with severe borderline personality disorder was included in the study...
November 2016: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906397/a-room-temperature-environmentally-friendly-solution-process-to-assemble-silver-nanowire-architectures-for-flexible-transparent-electrodes
#16
Ye Yang, Jin-Long Wang, Lei Liu, Zhi-Hua Wang, Jian-Wei Liu, Shu-Hong Yu
In this study, we present a room-temperature environmentally friendly solution process to optimize the performance of the flexible transparent electrodes by co-assembling Ag nanowires and CaCO3 nanowires, and then etching CaCO3 nanowires away, leaving Ag nanowire networks with controllable optical transparency and electrical conductivity. The obtained Ag nanowire flexible transparent electrodes exhibit an averaged transmittance of up to 90% when the sheet resistance is 70 Ω sq(-1) which shows no degradation even after 2000 cycles of fatigue test, indicating their excellent mechanical flexibility and stability...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906343/single-distance-phase-retrieval-algorithm-for-bragg-magnifier-microscope
#17
Stanislav Hrivňak, Jozef Uličný, Ladislav Mikeš, Angelica Cecilia, Elias Hamann, Tilo Baumbach, Libor Švéda, Zdenko Zápražný, Dušan Korytár, Eva Gimenez-Navarro, Ulrich H Wagner, Christoph Rau, Hartmut Greven, Patrik Vagovič
We present an improved, single-distance phase retrieval algorithm applicable for holographic X-ray imaging of biological objects for an in-line germanium Bragg Magnifier Microscope (BMM). The proposed algorithm takes advantage of a modified shrink-wrap algorithm for phase objects, robust unwrapping algorithm as well as other reasonable constraints applied to the wavefield at the object and the detector plane. The performance of the algorithm is analyzed on phantom objects and the results are shown and discussed...
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906319/5-4-gbps-real-time-quantum-random-number-generator-with-simple-implementation
#18
Jie Yang, Jinlu Liu, Qi Su, Zhengyu Li, Fan Fan, Bingjie Xu, Hong Guo
We present a random number generation scheme based on measuring the phase fluctuations of a laser with a simple experimental setup. A simple model is established to analyze the randomness and the simulation result based on this model fits well with the experiment data. After the analog to digital sampling and suitable randomness extraction integrated in the field programmable gate array, the final random bits are delivered to a PC, realizing a 5.4 Gbps real time quantum random number generation. The final random bit sequences have passed all the NIST and DIEHARD tests...
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906304/optical-scheme-for-simulating-post-quantum-nonlocality-distillation
#19
Wen-Jing Chu, Ming Yang, Guo-Zhu Pan, Qing Yang, Zhuo-Liang Cao
An optical scheme for simulating nonlocality distillation is proposed in post-quantum regime. The nonlocal boxes are simulated by measurements on appropriately pre- and post-selected polarization entangled photon pairs, i.e. post-quantum nonlocality is simulated by exploiting fair-sampling loophole in a Bell test. Mod 2 addition on the outputs of two nonlocal boxes combined with pre- and post-selection operations constitutes the key operation of simulating nonlocality distillation. This scheme provides a possible tool for the experimental study on the nonlocality in post-quantum regime and the exact physical principle precisely distinguishing physically realizable correlations from nonphysical ones...
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906298/high-resolution-brillouin-optical-correlation-domain-analysis-with-no-spectral-scanning
#20
Eyal Preter, Dexin Ba, Yosef London, Orel Shlomi, Yair Antman, Avi Zadok
Distributed Brillouin fiber sensors typically rely on the reconstruction of the steady-state Brillouin gain spectrum (BGS), through spectral scanning of the frequency offset between the pump and signal waves. In this work, we propose and demonstrate an alternative approach, in which the local Brillouin frequency shift (BFS) is extracted from temporal transient analysis of the step response of the amplified signal wave. Measurements are taken at only two arbitrary frequency offsets between pump and signal. No spectral scanning and no prior knowledge of a reference BGS are necessary...
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
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