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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319796/effects-of-stepwise-nitrogen-depletion-on-carotenoid-content-fluorescence-parameters-and-the-cellular-stoichiometry-of-chlorella-vulgaris
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Ping Zhang, Zhe Li, Lunhui Lu, Yan Xiao, Jing Liu, Jinsong Guo, Fang Fang
Stressful conditions can stimulate the accumulation of carotenoids in some microalgae. To obtain more knowledge of the stress response, we studied the effects of different N concentrations on unicellular content of carotenoids using Raman spectroscopic technique; cellular stoichiometric changes and the fluorescence parameters of Chlorella vulgaris were concomitantly studied. Initially, we optimized the Raman scattering conditions and demonstrated the feasibility of unicellular carotenoid analysis by Raman spectroscopic technique...
March 7, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319422/phototherapy-for-improvement-of-performance-and-exercise-recovery-comparison-of-3-commercially-available-devices
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Thiago De Marchi, Vinicius Mazzochi Schmitt, Carla Danúbia da Silva Fabro, Larissa Lopes da Silva, Juliane Sene, Olga Tairova, Mirian Salvador
CONTEXT:   Recent studies suggest the prophylactic use of low-powered laser/light has ergogenic effects on athletic performance and postactivity recovery. Manufacturers of high-powered lasers/light devices claim that these can produce the same clinical benefits with increased power and decreased irradiation time; however, research with high-powered lasers is lacking. OBJECTIVE:   To evaluate the magnitude of observed phototherapeutic effects with 3 commercially available devices...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319290/role-of-dissolved-and-molecular-oxygen-on-cu-and-ptcu-alloy-particle-structure-during-laser-ablation-synthesis-in-liquids
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Galina Marzun, Helmut Bönnemann, Christian Lehmann, Bernd Spliethoff, Claudia Weidenthaler, Stephan Barcikowski
The role of molecular oxygen dissolved in the solvent is often discussed as being an influential factor on particle oxidation during pulsed laser ablation in liquids. However, the formation of the particles during laser synthesis takes place under extreme conditions that enable the decomposition of the liquid medium. Reactive species of the solvent may then affect particle formation due to a chemical reaction in the reactive plasma. Experimental results show a difference between the role of dissolved molecular oxygen and the contribution from the oxygen in water molecules...
March 20, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319274/intraoperative-optical-coherence-tomography-for-soft-tissue-sarcoma-differentiation-and-margin-identification
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Kelly J Mesa, Laura E Selmic, Paritosh Pande, Guillermo L Monroy, Jennifer Reagan, Jonathan Samuelson, Elizabeth Driskell, Joanne Li, Marina Marjanovic, Eric J Chaney, Stephen A Boppart
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Sarcomas are rare but highly aggressive tumors, and local recurrence after surgical excision can occur in up to 50% cases. Therefore, there is a strong clinical need for accurate tissue differentiation and margin assessment to reduce incomplete resection and local recurrence. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and a novel image texture-based processing algorithm to differentiate sarcoma from muscle and adipose tissue...
March 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319270/evaluation-of-a-transparent-perfluorodecalin-infused-patch-as-an-adjunct-to-laser-assisted-tattoo-removal-a-pivotal-trial
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Brian S Biesman, Cara Costner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Laser-assisted treatment of tattoos is well recognized to produce opaque epidermal whitening that prevents multiple sequential passes during a single treatment session. The amount of epidermal whitening produced in association with the procedure can be minimized by topical application of perfluorodecalin (PFD), which is an optical clearing agent. This pivotal trial assessed the ability of a transparent PFD-infused patch used in conjunction with a Q-switched nanosecond laser in the treatment of tattoos to permit multiple laser passes during a single 5 minute treatment session in comparison to the number of passes that could be completed using conventional treatment of the tattoo with the laser alone...
March 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319213/comparison-of-the-marginal-fit-of-cobalt-chromium-metal-ceramic-crowns-fabricated-by-cad-cam-techniques-and-conventional-methods-at-three-production-stages
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Francisco Real-Voltas, Elisabeth Romano-Cardozo, Oscar Figueras-Alvarez, Magi Brufau-de Barbera, Josep Cabratosa-Termes
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the marginal fit of cobalt-chromium crowns fabricated using conventional casts and computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) techniques at three stages of production: metal coping, after porcelain firing, and after cementation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 80 metal-ceramic crowns were fabricated using four different techniques: lost wax casting, milling, laser sintering, and milling of a presintered metal block...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319111/volumetric-two-photon-imaging-of-neurons-using-stereoscopy-vtwins
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Alexander Song, Adam S Charles, Sue Ann Koay, Jeff L Gauthier, Stephan Y Thiberge, Jonathan W Pillow, David W Tank
Two-photon laser scanning microscopy of calcium dynamics using fluorescent indicators is a widely used imaging method for large-scale recording of neural activity in vivo. Here, we introduce volumetric two-photon imaging of neurons using stereoscopy (vTwINS), a volumetric calcium imaging method that uses an elongated, V-shaped point spread function to image a 3D brain volume. Single neurons project to spatially displaced 'image pairs' in the resulting 2D image, and the separation distance between projections is proportional to depth in the volume...
March 20, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319039/tunable-amplified-spontaneous-emission-in-graphene-quantum-dots-doped-cholesteric-liquid-crystals
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Mingxuan Cao, Siwei Yang, Yating Zhang, Xiaoxian Song, Yongli Che, Haiting Zhang, Yu Yu, Gu Ding, Guizhong Zhang, Jianquan Yao
Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) have received great attention owing to their unique structure and novel phenomena of optical absorption/emission. In this letter, we observed the tunable amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) in GQDs doped cholesteric liquid crystals (CLC) for the first time. The GQDs are dispersed in CLC homogeneously with the weight ratio of 0.5 wt%. Under optical excitation, a typical ASE is triggered in the system above a 1.25 mJ/cm2 threshold. In addition, the emission peak at the long wavelength edge of the photonic bandgap shifts from 662 nm to 669 nm with the change of working temperature...
March 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318831/refractory-aqueous-misdirection-syndrome-a-possible-complication-of-penetrating-keratoplasty
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I Gama, W M Rodrigues, H P Filipe, M Y Faria, L D Almeida
CLINICAL CASE: An 85 year-old woman presented with a flat anterior chamber of the left eye, severe ocular hypertension, and a normal ultrasound examination in the day following a penetrating keratoplasty (PK). The clinical status did not respond to maximum medical therapy, laser posterior capsulotomy, anterior hyaloidotomy, and complete 23 G vitrectomy. The patient refused further intervention, and light perception was lost after 6 months of follow-up. DISCUSSION: This is the first report of refractory aqueous misdirection syndrome following primary PK...
March 16, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318640/the-prevalence-of-diabetic-retinopathy-in-australian-adults-with-self-reported-diabetes-the-national-eye-health-survey
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Stuart Keel, Jing Xie, Joshua Foreman, Peter van Wijngaarden, Hugh R Taylor, Mohamed Dirani
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of and factors associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR) among non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australian adults with self-reported diabetes. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Non-Indigenous Australians (50-98 years of age) and Indigenous Australians (40-92 years of age) with known diabetes. METHODS: Diabetes was determined based on self-report of previous diagnosis of the disease...
March 15, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318636/peripheral-laser-for-recalcitrant-macular-edema-owing-to-retinal-vein-occlusion-the-wave-trial
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Charles C Wykoff, William C Ou, Rui Wang, David M Brown, Cassandra Cone, Deneva Zamora, Ryan T Le, Min Sagong, Kang Wang, SriniVas R Sadda
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March 15, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318581/characterization-of-the-chemical-structures-and-physical-properties-of-exopolysaccharides-produced-by-various-streptococcus-thermophilus-strains
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U Pachekrepapol, J A Lucey, Y Gong, R Naran, P Azadi
Exopolysaccharides (EPS) produced by some lactic acid bacteria are often used by the dairy industry to improve the rheological and physical properties of yogurt, but the relationship between their structure and functional effect is still unclear. The EPS from different species, or different strains from the same species, may differ in terms of molar mass, repeating unit structure, and EPS yield during fermentation of milk. This study aimed to characterize the detailed properties of EPS produced from 7 strains of Streptococcus thermophilus, which is one of the key cultures used for yogurt manufacture...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318253/aminyl-radical-generation-via-tandem-norrish-type-i-photocleavage-%C3%AE-fragmentation-independent-generation-and-reactivity-of-the-2-deoxyadenosin-n6-yl-radical
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Liwei Zheng, Markus Griesser, Derek A Pratt, Marc M Greenberg
Formal hydrogen atom abstraction from the nitrogen-hydrogen bonds in purine nucleosides produces reactive intermediates that are important in nucleic acid oxidation. Herein we describe an approach for the independent generation of the purine radical resulting from hydrogen atom abstraction from the N6-amine of 2'-deoxyadenosine (dA•). The method involves sequential Norrish Type I photocleavage of a ketone (7b) and β-fragmentation of the initially formed alkyl radical (8b) to form dA• and acetone. The formation of dA• was followed by laser flash photolysis, which yields a transient with λmax ≈ 340 nm and a broader weaker absorption centered at ∼560 nm...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318232/histology-compatible-maldi-mass-spectrometry-based-imaging-of-neuronal-lipids-for-subsequent-immunofluorescent-staining
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Ibrahim Kaya, Wojciech Michno, Dimitri Brinet, Yasmine Iacone, Giulia Zanni, Kaj Blennow, Henrik Zetterberg, Jörg Hanrieder
Matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI-IMS) enables acquisition of spatial distribution maps for molecular species in situ. This can provide comprehensive insights on the pathophysiology of different diseases. However, current sample preparation and MALDI-IMS acquisition methods have limitations in preserving molecular and histological tissue morphology, resulting in interfered correspondence of MALDI-IMS data with subsequently acquired immunofluorescent staining results...
March 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318157/-effects-of-nd-yag-laser-irradiation-on-the-root-surfaces-and-adhesion-of-streptococcus-mutans
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Li Yuanhong, Li Zhongcheng, Luo Mengqi, Shen Daonan, Zhang Shu, Meng Shu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of treatment with different powers of Nd: YAG laser irradiation on root surfaces and Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) adhesion. METHODS: Extracted teeth because of severe periodontal disease were divided into the following four groups: control group, laser group 1, laser group 2, and laser group 3. After scaling and root planning, laser group 1, laser group 2, and laser group 3 were separately treated with Nd: YAG laser irradiation (4/6/8 W, 60 s); however, the control group did not receive the treatment...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317861/hydatid-detection-using-the-near-infrared-transmission-angular-spectra-of-porous-silicon-microcavity-biosensors
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Peng Li, Zhenhong Jia, Guodong Lü
Hydatid, which is a parasitic disease, occurs today in many regions worldwide. Because it can present a serious threat to people's health, finding a fast, convenient, and economical means of detection is important. This paper proposes a label- and spectrophotometer-free apparatus that uses optical biological detection based on porous silicon microcavities. In this approach, the refractive index change induced by the biological reactions of a sample in a porous silicon microcavity is detected by measuring the change in the incidence angle corresponding to the maximum transmitted intensity of a near-infrared probe laser...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317826/-modern-approaches-to-periodontal-microcirculatory-parameters-assessment
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E K Krechina, T N Smirnova
The article presents comprehensive functional study of periodontal tissues in 62 patients aged 20-45 with periodontal disease by laser Doppler flowmetry, Doppler ultrasound and computer capillaroscopy. All patients were divided into 5 groups depending on the severity of inflammation in the periodontium (chronic gingivitis, light, moderate and severe chronic periodontal disease). The relationship between microcirculatory indexes was evaluated by Pearson Product Moment Correlation or PPMC. The study shows high correlation between blood flow velocity measurement, diameter of microvessels and oxygen saturation in periodontal tissues that establish a direct relationship between studied parameters...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317683/new-technique-for-femtosecond-laser-creation-of-clear-corneal-incisions-for-cataract-surgery
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Sebastiano Serrao, Daniela Giannini, Domenico Schiano-Lomoriello, Giuseppe Lombardo, Marco Lombardo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the changes in corneal topography and corneal higher-order wavefront aberrations with the use of a new technique in which clear corneal incisions (CCIs) for cataract surgery are created with a femtosecond laser. SETTING: IRCCS Fondazione G.B. Bietti, Rome, Italy. DESIGN: Prospective randomized case series. METHODS: Cataract surgery patients were randomized into 2 groups. In the study group, a 3-plane CCI was created with a femtosecond laser...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317680/risk-for-microbial-keratitis-comparative-metaanalysis-of-contact-lens-wearers-and-post-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-patients
#19
Jordan Masters, Mehmet Kocak, Aaron Waite
PURPOSE: To compare the risk for microbial keratitis in contact lens wearers stratified by wear schedule with the risk after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). SETTING: Hamilton Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. DESIGN: Comparative metaanalysis and literature review. METHODS: An extensive literature search was performed in the PubMed database between December 2014 and July 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317678/quality-of-vision-after-wavefront-guided-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-or-photorefractive-keratectomy-contralateral-eye-evaluation
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Michele D Lee, Edward E Manche
PURPOSE: To compare quality of vision between laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). SETTING: Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA. DESIGN: Prospective randomized case series. METHODS: Patients had refractive surgery, with 1 eye treated with LASIK and the other with PRK. Eyes were randomized for dominance. The patients completed a questionnaire assessing quality of vision in each eye at the initial visit and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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