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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724284/inter-alpha-inhibitor-h4-as-a-potential-biomarker-predicting-the-treatment-outcomes-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Eun-Jung Lee, Seung-Hyun Yang, Kyoung-Jin Kim, Hyejung Cha, Seo Jin Lee, Ji-Hye Kim, Junkyu Song, Kyung-Hee Chun, Jinsil Seong
Purpose: Early prediction of treatment outcomes represents an essential step towards increased treatment efficacy and survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we performed two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) followed by protein profiling to identify biomarkers predictive of therapeutic outcomes in patients with HCC who received liver-directed therapy (LDTx) involving local radiotherapy (RT), and studied the underlying mechanisms of the identified proteins...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724115/the-efficacy-of-a-gain-switched-311-nm-titanium-sapphire-laser-in-the-treatment-of-vitiligo-a-pilot-study-of-14-patients
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Jung Min Bae, Ji Hae Lee, Yu Seok Jung, Gyong Moon Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723734/transcanalicular-diode-laser-assisted-revision-surgery-for-failed-dacryocystorhinostomy-with-or-without-distal-or-common-canalicular-obstruction
#3
Je Moon Yoon, Seung Wan Nam, Kyung In Woo, Yoon-Duck Kim
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of transcanalicular diode laser-assisted revision surgery for failed dacryocystorhinostomy with/without distal or common canalicular obstruction. METHODS: The medical records and recorded videos of consecutive transcanalicular diode laser-assisted revision surgeries performed for failed dacryocystorhinostomy between May 2011 and May 2015 were reviewed. Cases of unavailability of video and cases lost to follow up after surgery were excluded from the study...
July 18, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723719/clinical-application-of-a-transurethral-holmium-laser-excision-of-exposed-polypropylene-mesh-at-lower-urinary-tract-single-surgeon-experience-with-long-term-follow-up
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Chan Ho Lee, Ja Yoon Ku, Kyoung Lee, Jeong Zoo Lee, Dong Gil Shin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical application of a transurethral holmium laser excision of exposed polypropylene mesh as an effective minimally invasive surgical approach in patients with lower urinary tract mesh erosion following the transvaginal placement of polypropylene mesh. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on the data of 22 patients with exposed polypropylene mesh in the lower urinary tract that was managed using the transurethral holmium laser technique...
July 19, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723304/the-quest-for-durable-lesions-in-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-technological-advances-in-radiofrequency-catheters-and-balloon-devices
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Tilman Maurer, Karl-Heinz Kuck
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and represents a growing clinical, social and economic challenge. Catheter ablation for symptomatic atrial fibrillation has evolved from an experimental procedure into a widespread therapy and offers a safe and effective treatment option. A prerequisite for durable PVI are transmural and contiguous circumferential lesions around the pulmonary veins. However, electrical reconnection of initially isolated pulmonary veins remains a primary concern and is a dominant factor for arrhythmia recurrence during long-term follow up...
July 19, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723173/laser-scribed-graphene-electrodes-for-aptamer-based-biosensing
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Christoph Fenzl, Pranati Nayak, Thomas Hirsch, Otto S Wolfbeis, Husam N Alshareef, Antje J Baeumner
Graphene as a transducer material has produced some of the best-performing sensing approaches to date opening the door toward integrated miniaturized all-carbon point-of-care devices. Addressing this opportunity, laser-scribed graphene (LSG) electrodes are demonstrated here as highly sensitive and reliable biosensor transducers in blood serum analysis. These flexible electrodes with large electrochemical surface areas were fabricated using a direct-write laser process on polyimide foils. A universal immobilization approach is established by anchoring 1-pyrenebutyric acid to the graphene and subsequently covalently attaching an aptamer against the coagulation factor thrombin as an exemplary bioreceptor to the carboxyl groups...
May 26, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723086/formation-of-core-shell-ethane-silver-clusters-in-he-droplets
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Evgeny Loginov, Luis F Gomez, Boris G Sartakov, Andrey F Vilesov
Ethane core - silver shell clusters consisting of several thousand particles have been assembled in helium droplets upon capture of first ethane molecules, followed by Ag atoms. The composite clusters were studied via infrared laser spectroscopy in the range of C-H stretching vibrations of ethane molecules. The spectra show the splitting of the vibrational bands, which was assigned to different environment of the molecules, such as in contact or devoid of a contact with Ag atoms. The analysis of the band intensities for different number of trapped ethane molecules and Ag atoms indicates that the composite clusters consist of ethane core covered with small Ag clusters having different degree of submergence on the surface...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722543/comparison-of-ovalbumin-and-ovalbumin-epitope-peptide-for-transdermal-delivery-and-vaccination-mediated-by-the-photothermal-effect-of-gold-nanorods
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Aung Thu Haine, Yuji Miyamoto, Taishi Higashi, Keiichi Motoyama, Hidetoshi Arima, Takuro Niidome
Transdermal protein delivery is a powerful and attractive method for protein therapy and dermal vaccination compared with other administrations. However, this delivery method is restricted by the low permeability of the stratum corneum, a hydrophobic barrier that restricts the entry of hydrophilic molecules such as proteins. In this study, we developed an improved gel patch system carrying ovalbumin and ovalbumin epitope peptide, and then compared their permeability into the skin. First, the gel patch was placed on mouse skin to allow contact with the polymer coated gold nanorods and then irradiated by a continuous-wave laser...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722432/benzocoumarin-hydrazine-a-large-stokes-shift-fluorogenic-sensor-for-detecting-carbonyls-in-isolated-biomolecules-and-in-live-cells
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Kamalika Mukherjee, Tak Ian Chio, Han Gu, Abhijit Banerjee, Anthony M Sorrentino, Dan L Sackett, Susan L Bane
Detection and quantification of biomolecule carbonylation, a critical manifestation of oxidative stress, allows better understanding of associated disease states. Existing approaches for such analyses require further processing of cells and tissues, which leads to loss of both spatial and temporal information about carbonylated biomolecules in cells. Live cell detection of these species requires sensors that are nontoxic, sufficiently reactive with the biocarbonyl in the intracellular milieu, and detectable with commonly available instrumentation...
January 27, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722334/potential-emerging-treatment-in-vitiligo-using-er-yag-in-combination-with-5fu-and-clobetasol
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Fatemeh Mokhtari, Anis Bostakian, Zabihollah Shahmoradi, Tohid Jafari-Koshki, Fariba Iraji, Gita Faghihi, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, Behzad Bafandeh
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a pigmentary disorder of skin affecting at least 1% of the world population of all races in both sexes. Its importance is mainly due to subsequent social and psychological problems rather than clinical complications. Various treatment choices are available for vitiligo; however, laser-based courses have shown to give more acceptable results. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this trial was to evaluate the efficacy of Er:YAG laser as a supplementary medicine to topical 5FU and clobetasol in vitiligo patients...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722286/fighting-fungus-with-a-laser-and-a-hose-management-of-a-giant-candida-albicans-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-lead-vegetation-with-simultaneous-angiovac-aspiration-and-laser-sheath-lead-extraction
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Brandon M Jones, Oussama Wazni, Susan J Rehm, Mehdi H Shishehbor
Infections involving internal cardiac devices can be very challenging to treat, and almost universally require complete device extraction for successful management. Of the pathogens that cause device-related endocarditis, fungi such as Candida albicans are notoriously difficult to manage because of their propensity to produce large vegetations and the need for long-term treatment with potentially toxic medications. Furthermore, individuals who develop fungal, device-associated endocarditis are typically among the most complex patients, with significant comorbidities that place them at high risk for open heart procedures such as surgical device extraction...
July 19, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722283/comparative-analysis-of-storage-conditions-and-homogenization-methods-for-tick-and-flea-species-for-identification-by-maldi-tof-ms
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A Nebbak, B El Hamzaoui, J-M Berenger, I Bitam, D Raoult, L Almeras, P Parola
Ticks and fleas are vectors for numerous human and animal pathogens. Controlling them, which is important in combating such diseases, requires accurate identification, to distinguish between vector and non-vector species. Recently, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) was applied to the rapid identification of arthropods. The growth of this promising tool, however, requires guidelines to be established. To this end, standardization protocols were applied to species of Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Ixodida: Ixodidae) Latreille and Ctenocephalides felis felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) Bouché, including the automation of sample homogenization using two homogenizer devices, and varied sample preservation modes for a period of 1-6 months...
July 19, 2017: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722036/quantitative-probing-of-subtle-interactions-among-h-bonds-in-alpha-hydroxy-carboxylic-acid-complexes
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Quanli Gu, Peifeng Su, Yong Xia, Zhijun Yang, Carl O Trindle, Joseph L Knee
Hydrogen (H) bonds are of fundamental importance in a wide range of molecular sciences. While the study of two-center H-bonding AH is well advanced, much remains to be learned in a quantitative and definitive manner for complexes with multiple H-bonds. Exemplary cases are in the category of alpha hydroxy carboxylic acids, i.e., the complexes of glycolic acid with water and formic acid. In glycolic acid, an intramolecular H-bond forms between the carboxyl group and the alpha OH group. The alpha OH stretching frequency may be affected upon complexing with water or formic acid...
July 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722013/stability-of-iron-bearing-carbonates-in-the-deep-earth-s-interior
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Valerio Cerantola, Elena Bykova, Ilya Kupenko, Marco Merlini, Leyla Ismailova, Catherine McCammon, Maxim Bykov, Alexandr I Chumakov, Sylvain Petitgirard, Innokenty Kantor, Volodymyr Svitlyk, Jeroen Jacobs, Michael Hanfland, Mohamed Mezouar, Clemens Prescher, Rudolf Rüffer, Vitali B Prakapenka, Leonid Dubrovinsky
The presence of carbonates in inclusions in diamonds coming from depths exceeding 670 km are obvious evidence that carbonates exist in the Earth's lower mantle. However, their range of stability, crystal structures and the thermodynamic conditions of the decarbonation processes remain poorly constrained. Here we investigate the behaviour of pure iron carbonate at pressures over 100 GPa and temperatures over 2,500 K using single-crystal X-ray diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy in laser-heated diamond anvil cells...
July 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721995/comparative-evaluation-of-laser-microtextured-implant-versus-machined-collar-implant-for-soft-and-hard-tissue-attachment-a-clinical-and-radiological-study
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Saroj Kumar Rath, Manab Kosala, Ankit Gupta
BACKGROUND: Various mechanical modifications in the collar region of endosseous implants is a challenge for better performance and osseointegration. Here is a comparative evaluation being carried out to find out the effect of the machined collar (MC) and Laser-Lok (LL)-modified titanium implants on the success of implants being commonly advocated in partially edentulous among serving personnel and their families. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients with appropriate inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected for placement of Biohorizons MC and LL implants in 12 cases each...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721994/evaluation-of-marginal-and-internal-gaps-of-metal-ceramic-crowns-obtained-from-conventional-impressions-and-casting-techniques-with-those-obtained-from-digital-techniques
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Rathika Rai, S Arun Kumar, R Prabhu, Ranjani Thillai Govindan, Faiz Mohamed Tanveer
BACKGROUND: Accuracy in fit of cast metal restoration has always remained as one of the primary factors in determining the success of the restoration. A well-fitting restoration needs to be accurate both along its margin and with regard to its internal surface. AIM: The aim of the study is to evaluate the marginal fit of metal ceramic crowns obtained by conventional inlay casting wax pattern using conventional impression with the metal ceramic crowns obtained by computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technique using direct and indirect optical scanning...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721722/pillar-5-arene-based-supramolecular-plasmonic-thin-films-for-label-free-quantitative-and-multiplex-sers-detection
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Verónica Montes García, Borja Gómez-González, Diego M Solís, Jose M Taboada, Norman Jiménez Otero, Jacobo de Uña-Álvarez, Fernando Obelleiro, Luis García-Río, Jorge Perez-Juste, Isabel Pastoriza-Santos
Novel plasmonic thin films based on electrostatic layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition of citrate-stabilized Au nanoparticles (NPs) and ammonium pillar[5]arene (AP[5]A) has been developed. The supramolecular-induced LbL assembly of the plasmonic nanoparticles yields to the formation of controlled hot-spots with uniform interparticle distances. At the same time this strategy allows to modulate the density and dimensions of the Au aggregates, and therefore the optical response, on the thin film with the number of AuNP-AP[5]A deposition cycles...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721719/imprinted-nanovelcro-microchips-for-isolation-and-characterization-of-circulating-fetal-trophoblasts-toward-noninvasive-prenatal-diagnostics
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Shuang Hou, Jie-Fu Chen, Min Song, Yazhen Zhu, Yu Jen Jan, Szu Hao Chen, Tzu-Hua Weng, Dean-An Ling, Shang-Fu Chen, Tracy Ro, An-Jou Liang, Tom Lee, Helen Jin, Man Li, Lian Liu, Yu-Sheng Hsiao, Peilin Chen, Hsiao-Hua Yu, Ming-Song Tsai, Margareta D Pisarska, Angela Chen, Li-Ching Chen, Hsian-Rong Tseng
Circulating fetal nucleated cells (CFNCs) in maternal blood offer an ideal source of fetal genomic DNA for noninvasive prenatal diagnostics (NIPD). We developed a class of nanoVelcro microchips to effectively enrich a subcategory of CFNCs, i.e., circulating trophoblasts (cTBs) from maternal blood, which can then be isolated with single-cell resolution by a laser capture microdissection (LCM) technique for downstream genetic testing. We first established a nanoimprinting fabrication process to prepare the LCM-compatible nanoVelcro substrates...
July 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721672/ir-maldesi-mass-spectrometry-imaging-at-50-micron-spatial-resolution
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Mark T Bokhart, Jeffrey Manni, Kenneth P Garrard, Måns Ekelöf, Milad Nazari, David C Muddiman
High spatial resolution in mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is crucial to understanding the biology dictated by molecular distributions in complex tissue systems. Here, we present MSI using infrared matrix-assisted laser desorption electrospray ionization (IR-MALDESI) at 50 μm resolution. An adjustable iris, beam expander, and an aspherical focusing lens were used to reduce tissue ablation diameters for MSI at high resolution. The laser beam caustic was modeled using laser ablation paper to calculate relevant laser beam characteristics...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721612/interface-effect-of-natural-precipitated-dust-on-the-normal-flora-of-escherichia-coli-and-staphylococcus-epidermidis
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Jianjun Deng, Faqin Dong, Qunwei Dai, Tingting Huo, Ji Ma, Xu Zhang, Jie Yang
This study aimed to evaluate the interface effect between five types of natural precipitated dust and two normal floras. Five kinds of natural dust (FC-1(#), FC-2(#), FC-15(#), FC-18(#), and FC-21(#)) were collected, and particle size and chemical components were detected by laser particle size analyzer and X-ray fluorescence (XRF). The elements, bacterial count, glucose (GLU) consumption, pH, and three biochemical indicators were measured after being co-cultured with Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis in vitro...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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