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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231589/ultrasound-elastography-in-diffuse-and-focal-parotid-gland-lesions
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Naglaa Mansour, Benedikt Hofauer, Andreas Knopf
In Europe, ultrasound (US) is the diagnostic gold standard for the visualisation of parotid gland disorders. While high-resolution B-mode US reliably visualises focal lesions, its diagnostic capacity to distinguish tumour entities or to characterise diffuse lesions remains poor. Strain elastography (SE) and shear wave elastography (SWE) are novel imaging techniques that provide additional information about tissue elasticity. SE analyses the strain or displacement in response to force or compression and, therefore, shows the relative tissue elasticity within a selected region of interest (ROI)...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230537/core-shell-znco2o4-tio2-nanowall-array-as-an-anode-for-li-ion-batteries
#2
Wei Shi, Haitao Zhao, Bingan Lu
In this paper, ZnCo2O4 nanowall arrays were firstly obtained through self-assembly followed by calcination. Then atomic layer deposition was used to fabricate core-shell ZnCo2O4@TiO2 nanowall arrays (NWAs) as anode materials for lithium ion batteries (LIBs). The hierarchical nanowall array nanostructure with fast ion diffusion and electron transport at electrode/electrolyte interface, while the shell of TiO2 with excellent chemical stability can protect the ZnCo2O4 nanowall arrays from volume expansion during charge and discharge processes...
February 23, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227160/on-the-capacity-of-diffusion-based-molecular-communications-with-sinw-fet-based-receiver
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Murat Kuscu, Ozgur B Akan, Murat Kuscu, Ozgur B Akan, Ozgur B Akan, Murat Kuscu
Molecular communication (MC) is a bio-inspired communication method based on the exchange of molecules for information transfer among nanoscale devices. Although MC has been extensively studied from various aspects, limitations imposed by the physical design of transceiving units have been largely neglected in the literature. Recently, we have proposed a nanobioelectronic MC receiver architecture based on the nanoscale field effect transistor-based biosensor (bioFET) technology, providing noninvasive and sensitive molecular detection at nanoscale while producing electrical signals at the output...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225556/nb-doped-rutile-tio2-mesocrystals-with-enhanced-lithium-storage-properties-for-lithium-ion-battery
#4
Mingdeng Wei, Tongbin Lin, Weifeng Zhang, Nae-Lih Wu
A homogeneous Nb-doped rutile TiO2 mesocrystal material was synthesized successfully via a facile hydrothermal route. The incorporation of Nb5+ not only promotes the crystallization for the building subunits of the rutile TiO2 mesocrystal but also improves the electrochemical performance at higher current rates. For instance, a capacity of 96.3 mA h g-1 at a current density as high as 40 C and an excellent long-term cycling stability with a capacity loss of ca. 0.006% per cycle at 5 C can be achieved when an appropriate amount of Nb5+ was doped into rutile TiO2 mesocrystal...
February 22, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224896/carboxylmethyl-konjac-glucomannan-conjugated-polydopamine-composites-for-pb-ii-removal
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Pan-Pan Chen, Hong-Ping Zhang, Jianping Ding, Xiao-Yan Lin, Xiong Lu, Changsheng Liu, Youhong Tang
Carboxylmethyl konjac glucomannan conjugated polydopamine (CMKGM-PDA) composite was successfully prepared using a cost-effective method. CMKGM-PDA exhibited excellent adsorption performance for the removal of Pb(II) and could be a convenient agent for recovery. The Langmuir linear model was suitable for describing the adsorption process of Pb(II). The maximum adsorption capacity was 95.24mgg(-1) at 298K, showing a high absorption capacity in comparison to similar absorbents. The pseudo-second order equation and intra-particle diffusion model exhibited good correlation with the adsorption kinetic...
April 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224683/confined-amorphous-red-phosphorus-in-mof-derived-n-doped-microporous-carbon-as-a-superior-anode-for-sodium-ion-battery
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Weihan Li, Shuhe Hu, Xiangyu Luo, Zhongling Li, Xizhen Sun, Minsi Li, Fanfan Liu, Yan Yu
Red phosphorus (P) has attracted intense attention as promising anode material for high-energy density sodium-ion batteries (NIBs), owing to its high sodium storage theoretical capacity (2595 mAh g(-1) ). Nevertheless, natural insulating property and large volume variation of red P during cycling result in extremely low electrochemical activity, leading to poor electrochemical performance. Herein, the authors demonstrate a rational strategy to improve sodium storage performance of red P by confining nanosized amorphous red P into zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) -derived nitrogen-doped microporous carbon matrix (denoted as P@N-MPC)...
February 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224483/selection-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-with-probiotic-potential-isolated-from-the-fermentation-process-of-cupua%C3%A3-u-theobroma-grandiflorum
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Roberta Maria Santos Ornellas, Tiza Teles Santos, Leonardo Borges Arcucio, Sávio Henrique Cicco Sandes, Mayara Messias Oliveira, Cristiano Villela Dias, Samuel de Carvalho Silva, Ana Paula Trovatti Uetanabaro, Gabriel Vinderola, Jacques Robert Nicoli
In the present study, nine lactic acid bacteria isolated from the fermentation process of "cupuaçu" (Theobroma grandiflorum) were selected for probiotic use. In vitro (resistance to gastrointestinal environment, in vitro antagonism and co-aggregation with pathogens) and in vivo (intestinal colonization and ex vivo antagonism in germ-free mice, cumulative mortality, translocation to liver and spleen, histopathological examination of liver and ileum and mRNA cytokine gene expression during an experimental infection with S...
February 22, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224390/plga-nanoparticles-as-subconjunctival-injection-for-management-of-glaucoma
#8
Hamed A Salama, Mahmoud Ghorab, Azza A Mahmoud, Mayssa Abdel Hady
Nanoparticles fabricated from the biodegradable and biocompatible polymer, polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA), could be a promising system for targeting ocular drug delivery. The objective of this work was to investigate the possibility of encapsulating brinzolamide in PLGA nanoparticles in order to be applied as a subconjunctival injection that could represent a starting point for developing new therapeutic strategies against increase in ocular pressure. The brinzolamide-loaded PLGA nanoparticles were fabricated using emulsion-diffusion-evaporation method with varying concentrations of Tween 80 or poloxamer 188 (Plx) in aqueous and organic phases...
February 21, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223209/langmuir-schaefer-film-deposition-onto-honeycomb-porous-films-for-retinal-tissue-engineering
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Maria Teresa Calejo, Tanja Ilmarinen, Elina Vuorimaa-Laukkanen, Elina Talvitie, Hanna M Hakola, Heli Skottman, Minna Kellomäki
: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in senior citizens in the developed world. The disease is characterised by the degeneration of a specific cell layer at the back of the eye - the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), which is essential in retinal function. The most promising therapeutic option to restore the lost vision is considered to be RPE cell transplantation. This work focuses on the development of biodegradable biomaterials with similar properties to the native Bruch's membrane as carriers for RPE cells...
February 18, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222608/postsynthetically-modified-covalent-organic-frameworks-for-efficient-and-effective-mercury-removal
#10
Qi Sun, Briana Aguila, Jason Perman, Lyndsey D Earl, Carter W Abney, Yuchuan Cheng, Hao Wei, Nicholas Nguyen, Lukasz Wojtas, Shengqian Ma
A key challenge in environmental remediation is the design of adsorbents bearing an abundance of accessible chelating sites with high affinity, to achieve both rapid uptake and high capacity for the contaminants. Herein, we demonstrate how two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks (COFs) with well-defined mesopore structures display the right combination of properties to serve as a scaffold for decorating coordination sites to create ideal adsorbents. The proof-of-concept design is illustrated by modifying sulfur derivatives on a newly designed vinyl-functionalized mesoporous COF (COF-V) via thiol-ene "click" reaction...
February 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222303/organic-dye-removal-from-aqueous-solutions-by-hierarchical-calcined-ni-fe-layered-double-hydroxide-isotherm-kinetic-and-mechanism-studies
#11
Chunsheng Lei, Meng Pi, Panyong Kuang, Yingqing Guo, Fenge Zhang
Hierarchically porous nickel-iron-layered double hydroxide (NiFe-LDH) with a Ni(2+)/Fe(3+) molar ratio of 3 was successfully synthesised through a simple hydrothermal route. After calcination at 400°C, NiFe-LDH transformed into nickel-iron-layered double oxides (NiFe-LDO). The as-prepared samples were characterised through X-ray powder diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and nitrogen adsorption...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221025/synergistic-effects-of-stabilizing-the-surface-structure-and-lowering-the-interface-resistance-in-improving-the-low-temperature-performances-of-layered-lithium-rich-materials
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Shi Chen, Lai Chen, Yitong Li, Yuefeng Su, Yun Lu, Liying Bao, Jing Wang, Meng Wang, Feng Wu
Layered lithium-rich cathode material, Li1.2Ni0.2Mn0.6O2 was successfully synthesized by a sol-gel method followed by coating with different amount of Li3-BO3 (LBO, 1wt %, 3wt %, 5wt %). The effects of LBO coating layer on the structure, morphology and low-temperature (-30 °C) electrochemical properties of these materials are investigated systematically. The morphology, crystal structure and grain size of the Li-rich layered oxide are not essentially changed after surface modification; and according to the TEM results, the Li-B-O coating layer exists as an amorphous layer with a thickness of 5~8 nm when the amount is 3wt %...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220853/successive-extraction-of-as-v-cu-ii-and-p-v-ions-from-water-using-spent-coffee-powder-as-renewable-bioadsorbents
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Linlin Hao, Peng Wang, Suresh Valiyaveettil
For the first time, renewable and easy accessible pre-bleached spent coffee powder coated with polyethylenimine (PEI) and ferric ions (Coffee-PEI-Fe) was used for the successive adsorption of As(V), Cu(II) and P(V) ions from spiked water samples. Fully characterized coffee-PEI-Fe was employed for batch mode experiments. Kinetic regression analysis showed that the adsorption processes of As(V) and P(V) anions follows a pseudo-second-order model, while the adsorption of Cu(II) ions fit with a pseudo-first-order model...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219747/is-pulmonary-diffusion-capacity-for-nitric-oxide-dl-no-likely-to-become-a-routine-pulmonary-function-test
#14
Irene Steenbruggen, Frans de Jongh
DL,CO measurements are often used to evaluate and monitor lung diseases as well as cardiovascular diseases. Whether the combination of DL,CO and DL,NO will improve the management of cardiovascular diseases needs to be investigated. It is hoped that the standardization of the DL,NO measurement will facilitate research. Scientific evidence that DL,NO can provide more accurate information than DL,CO alone, can take away the barriers that prevents DL,NO to become a routine test in pulmonology.
February 17, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219053/a-facile-approach-for-surface-alteration-of-pseudomonas-putida-i3-by-supplying-k2so4-into-growth-medium-enhanced-removal-of-pb-ii-from-aqueous-solution
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Xingjian Xu, Haiyan Li, Quanying Wang, Dandan Li, Xuerong Han, Hongwen Yu
A new sight of obtaining a high efficient biosorbent by supplying specific salts into bacterial growth medium was investigated in this study for Pb(II). Among a series of salts including Na2SO4, Na2S2O3, KCl, and K2SO4, the highest Pb(II) removal efficiency was observed by psychrotrophilic Pseudomonas putida I3 grown in the presence of 30g/L K2SO4 (KSI3-30) with biosorption capacity of 62.89mg/g under cold condition (15°C), which was increased by 42.35% as compared to control (without any additive, RI3). This stimulation effect was ascribed to the increase of potassium and sulfur containing groups on KSI3-30 surface via metabolic dependent ways...
February 12, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218506/enhanced-electrochemical-performance-of-layered-lithium-rich-cathode-materials-by-constructing-spinel-structure-skin-and-ferric-oxide-islands
#16
Shi Chen, Yu Zheng, Yun Lu, Yuefeng Su, Liying Bao, Ning Li, Yitong Li, Jing Wang, Renjie Chen, Feng Wu
Layered lithium-rich cathode materials have been considered as competitive candidates for advanced lithium-ion batteries, due to their merits in high capacity (more than 250 mAh·g-1), low cost and environmental benignity. However, they still surfer from poor rate capability and modest cycling performance. To address these issues, we have proposed and constructed a spinel-structure skin and ferric oxide islands on the surface of layered lithium-rich cathode materials through a facile wet chemical method. During the surface modification, Li ions in the surface area of pristine particles could be partially extracted by H+, along with the depositing process of ferric hydrogen...
February 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218012/reference-values-for-pulmonary-diffusing-capacity-for-adult-native-finns
#17
Annette Kainu, Jyri Toikka, Esko Vanninen, Kirsi L Timonen
Measurement standards for pulmonary diffusing capacity were updated in 2005 by the ATS/ERS Task Force. However, in Finland reference values published in 1982 by Viljanen et al. have been used to date. The main aim of this study was to produce updated reference models for single-breath diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide for Finnish adults. Single-breath diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide was measured in 631 healthy non-smoking volunteers (41.5% male). Reference values for diffusing capacity (DLCO), alveolar volume (VA), diffusing capacity per unit of lung volume (DLCO/VA), and lung volumes were calculated using a linear regression model...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213296/purification-of-quercetin-3-o-sophoroside-and-isoquercitrin-from-poacynum-hendersonii-leaves-using-macroporous-resins-followed-by-sephadex-lh-20-column-chromatography
#18
Hongjuan Li, Ying Liu, Yuetao Yi, Qin Miao, Sujing Liu, Feng Zhao, Wei Cong, Chunhua Wang, Chuanhai Xia
In China, Poacynum hendersonii is frequently used as a substitute for Apoacynum venetum L (Luobuma), which is a famous traditional Chinese medicine. Quercetin-3-O-sophoroside and isoquercitrin are two major flavonoids in Poacynum hendersonii leaves. In this work, a suitable method was established for the large-scale preparation of quercetin-3-O-sophoroside (QOS) and isoquercitrin (ISO) from Poacynum hendersonii leaves using macroporous resin combined with Sephadex LH-20 column chromatography. The adsorption/desorption capacities and desorption ratios of six macroporous resins were evaluated using static experiments...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209029/synthesis-and-electrochemical-property-of-limn2o4-porous-hollow-nanofiber-as-cathode-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#19
Lianfeng Duan, Xueyu Zhang, Kaiqiang Yue, Yue Wu, Jian Zhuang, Wei Lü
The LiMn2O4 hollow nanofibers with a porous structure have been synthesized by modified electrospinning techniques and subsequent thermal treatment. The precursors were electrospun directly onto the fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) glass. The heating rate and FTO as substrate play key roles on preparing porous hollow nanofiber. As cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), LiMn2O4 hollow nanofibers showed the high specific capacity of 125.9 mAh/g at 0.1 C and a stable cycling performance, 105.2 mAh/g after 400 cycles...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203661/strain-enhanced-lithium-adsorption-and-diffusion-on-silicene
#20
Xiao Wang, Youhua Luo, Ting Yan, Wei Cao, Meng Zhang
The performance of Li-ion batteries relies heavily on the capacity and stability of constituent electrodes. Recently synthesized 2D silicene has demonstrated excellent Li-ion capacity with high charging rates. To explore the external influences for battery performance, in this work, first-principles calculations are employed to investigate the effect of external strain on the adsorption and diffusion of Li on silicene monolayers. It was found that tensile strain could enhance Li binding on silicene. The diffusion barrier is also calculated and the results show that Li diffusion through silicene is facilitated by tensile strain, whereas the strain has a limited effect on the energy barrier of diffusion parallel to the plane of pristine silicene...
February 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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