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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091665/trace-element-protein-interactions-in-endolymph-from-the-inner-ear-of-fish-implications-for-environmental-reconstructions-using-fish-otolith-chemistry
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Oliver R B Thomas, Katherine Ganio, Blaine R Roberts, Stephen E Swearer
Otoliths, the biomineralised hearing "ear stones" from the inner ear of fish, grow throughout the lifespan of an individual, with deposition of alternating calciferous and proteinaceous bands occurring daily. Trace element : calcium ratios within daily increments measured by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) are often used in fisheries science to reconstruct environmental histories. There is, however, considerable uncertainty as to which elements are interacting with either the proteinaceous or calciferous zones of the otolith, and thus their utility as indicators of environmental change...
January 16, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063318/radial-metal-concentration-profiles-in-trees-growing-on-highly-contaminated-soils
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Pierre-Jean Superville, Niels de Winter, Anh Tuan Phung, Nicolas Proix, Willy Baeyens, Yue Gao
The soil around Metaleurop, a big smelter, is heavily contaminated by Zn, Pb, Cd and Cu. In order to compare the impact of different soil amendments on the metal availability to trees, the polluted soil section was divided in a reference parcel and two others with either sulfo-calcic or silico-aluminous ash amendments. Five different tree species were planted on the parcels and the uptake of heavy metals in these trees was studied. Total and labile metal fractions were assessed in each of the 3 parcels. The mobility and assimilation of the metals was highest in the non-amended, reference soil parcel which had the lowest pH, organic matter and carbonate content...
December 31, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059367/harmonically-pumped-femtosecond-optical-parametric-oscillator-with-multi-gigahertz-repetition-rate
#3
Wenlong Tian, Zhaohua Wang, Jiangfeng Zhu, Zhiyi Wei
We report a multi-gigahertz (GHz) repetition-rate femtosecond MgO:PPLN optical parametric oscillator (OPO) harmonically pumped by a 75.6 MHz Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KGW laser. By fractionally increasing the OPO cavity length, we obtained OPO operation up to the 493rd harmonic of the pump laser repetition rate, corresponding to a repetition rate as high as 37.3 GHz. Using a 1.5% output coupler, we are able to extract signal pulses with up to 260 mW average power at the 102nd harmonic (7.7 GHz) and 90 mW at the 493rd harmonic (37...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059341/high-speed-three-dimensional-tomographic-laser-induced-incandescence-imaging-of-soot-volume-fraction-in-turbulent-flames
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Terrence R Meyer, Benjamin R Halls, Naibo Jiang, Mikhail N Slipchenko, Sukesh Roy, James R Gord
High-speed, laser-based tomographic imaging of the three-dimensional time evolution of soot volume fraction in turbulent jet diffusion flames is demonstrated to be feasible at rates of 10 kHz or higher. The fundamental output of a burst-mode Nd:YAG laser with 1 J/pulse is utilized for volumetric impulsive heating of soot particles with a laser fluence of 0.1 J/cm<sup>2</sup>, enabling signal-to-noise ratios of ~100:1 in images of the resulting incandescence. The three-dimensional morphology of the soot distribution is captured with a spatial resolution of <1...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059198/asymmetric-gaussian-optical-vortex
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Victor V Kotlyar, Alexey A Kovalev, Alexey P Porfirev
We theoretically study a Gaussian optical beam with an embedded off-axis optical vortex. We also experimentally generate such an asymmetric Gaussian optical vortex by using an off-axis spiral phase plate. It is shown that depending on the shift distance the laser beam has the form of a crescent, which is rotated upon propagation. An analytical expression is obtained for the orbital angular momentum of such a beam, which appears to be fractional. When the shift increases, the greater the number of spirality of the phase plate or the "fork" hologram, the slower the momentum decreases...
January 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056209/fractional-co2-laser-from-skin-rejuvenation-to-vulvo-vaginal-reshaping
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Maurizio Filippini, Ester Del Duca, Francesca Negosanti, Diletta Bonciani, Luca Negosanti, Mario Sannino, Giovanni Cannarozzo, Steven Paul Nisticò
BACKGROUND: The CO2 laser has become the gold standard treatment in dermatologic surgery for the treatment of a large number of skin and mucosal lesions. The introduction of the fractional micro-ablative technology represented an integration to the ablative resurfacing technique, reducing the healing time and the side effects. OBJECTIVE: Vaginal rejuvenation performed with this technique is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates internal tissues of the female lower genital tract to regenerate the mucosa, improving tissue trophism and restoring the correct functionality...
December 30, 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048768/su-f-i-03-correction-of-intra-fractional-set-up-errors-and-target-coverage-based-on-cone-beam-computed-tomography-for-cervical-cancer-patients
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J Y Zhang, D L Hong
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the patient set-up error and interfraction target coverage in cervical cancer using image-guided adaptive radiotherapy (IGART) with cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS: Twenty cervical cancer patients undergoing intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) were randomly selected. All patients were matched to the isocenter using laser with the skin markers. Three dimensional CBCT projections were acquired by the Varian Truebeam treatment system...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048327/su-f-p-58-squamous-cell-and-basal-cell-carcinoma-of-the-skin-treated-with-a-freiburg-flap-applicator
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K Dou, B Li, M Jacobs, B Laser
PURPOSE: To treat squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma of the skin with the Freiburg flap applicator using a high dose rate modality of an Elekta Flexitron or MicroSelectron for radiation delivery by compensating the dose deviation resulting from the incomplete scatter environment. METHODS: Patients were selected to have lesions greater than or equal to 2cm. A mask might be needed depending on special locations. The lesions on the eyelid and face presented in this research were, however, treated without a mask...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046403/su-g-jep3-02-comparison-of-magnitude-and-frequency-of-patient-positioning-errors-in-breast-irradiation-using-alignrt-3d-optical-surface-imaging-and-skin-mark-techniques
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R Yao, W Chisela, G Dorbu
PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical usefulness of AlignRT (Vision RT Ltd., London, UK) in reducing patient positioning errors in breast irradiation. METHODS: 60 patients undergoing whole breast irradiation were selected for this study. Patients were treated to the left or right breast lying on Qfix Access breast board (Qfix, Avondale, PA) in supine position for 28 fractions using tangential fields. 30 patients were aligned using AlignRT by aligning a breast surface region of interest (ROI) to the same area from a reference surface image extracted from planning CT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042593/surface-lattice-resonances-for-enhanced-and-directional-electroluminescence-at-high-current-densities
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Yuriy Zakharko, Martin Held, Arko Graf, Tobias Rödlmeier, Ralph Eckstein, Gerardo Hernandez-Sosa, Bernd Hähnlein, Jörg Pezoldt, Jana Zaumseil
Hybrid photonic-plasmonic modes in periodic arrays of metallic nanostructures offer a promising trade-off between high-quality cavities and subdiffraction mode confinement. However, their application in electrically driven light-emitting devices is hindered by their sensitivity to the surrounding environment and to charge injecting metallic electrodes in particular. Here, we demonstrate that the planar structure of light-emitting field-effect transistor (LEFET) ensures undisturbed operation of the characteristic modes...
December 21, 2016: ACS Photonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036193/role-of-entropy-in-the-expulsion-of-dopants-from-optically-trapped-colloidal-assemblies
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Hreedish Kakoty, Rajarshi Banerjee, Chandan Dasgupta, Ambarish Ghosh
Controlling an assembly of colloidal particles under external forces can be helpful in developing soft nanomaterials with novel functionalities. How external impurities organize within such confined systems is of fundamental and technological interest, especially when the system sizes are so small that even a single dopant can interact with an appreciable fraction of the system. To address this question, we use a defocused laser beam to form two-dimensional colloidal crystallites containing foreign dopants...
December 16, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032173/clinical-outcomes-and-complications-associated-with-fractional-lasers-a-review-of-730-patients
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Steven R Cohen, Ashley Goodacre, Soobin Lim, Jennifer Johnston, Cory Henssler, Brian Jeffers, Ahmad Saad, Tracy Leong
BACKGROUND: Fractional lasers were introduced to provide increased safety, while maintaining high efficacy and patient satisfaction. Patients with virtually all Fitzpatrick skin types could be safely treated using a wide spectrum of wavelengths and a broad array of skin conditions, and aging could be addressed. Although safety studies have been reported for ablative CO2 and erbium lasers, surprisingly few data are available on adverse events and complications associated with fractional lasers...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018718/fractional-laser-photothermolysis-using-bessel-beams
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Charles Mignon, Aura Higuera Rodriguez, Jonathan A Palero, Babu Varghese, Martin Jurna
Fractional photothermolysis uses lasers to generate a pattern of microscopic columnar thermal lesions within the skin stimulating collagen remodeling. In this paper we investigate the use of Bessel beams as an alternative to conventional Gaussian beams in creating laser photothermal lesions of different aspect ratios in skin. We show for the first time the improved photothermal lesion depth-to-diameter aspect ratio using Bessel beams in ex vivo human skin as well as in numerical simulations using electric field Monte Carlo photon transport, finite difference methods and Arrhenius model...
December 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018713/in-vivo-label-free-lymphangiography-of-cutaneous-lymphatic-vessels-in-human-burn-scars-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Peijun Gong, Shaghayegh Es'haghian, Karl-Anton Harms, Alexandra Murray, Suzanne Rea, Fiona M Wood, David D Sampson, Robert A McLaughlin
We present an automated, label-free method for lymphangiography of cutaneous lymphatic vessels in humans in vivo using optical coherence tomography (OCT). This method corrects for the variation in OCT signal due to the confocal function and sensitivity fall-off of a spectral-domain OCT system and utilizes a single-scattering model to compensate for A-scan signal attenuation to enable reliable thresholding of lymphatic vessels. A segment-joining algorithm is then incorporated into the method to mitigate partial-volume effects with small vessels...
December 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012197/interstitial-photodynamic-therapy-and-glioblastoma-light-fractionation-in-a-preclinical-model
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Henri-Arthur Leroy, Maximilien Vermandel, Anne-Sophie Vignion-Dewalle, Bertrand Leroux, Claude-Alain Maurage, Alain Duhamel, Serge Mordon, Nicolas Reyns
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma is a high-grade cerebral tumor with local recurrence and poor outcome. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a localized treatment based on the light activation of a photosensitizer (PS) in the presence of oxygen, which results in the formation of cytotoxic species. The delivery of fractionated light may enhance treatment efficacy by reoxygenating tissues. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of two light-fractionation schemes using immunohistological data...
December 24, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009692/fractional-carbon-dioxide-laser-of-recent-surgical-scars-in-the-head-and-neck-region-a-split-scar-evaluator-blinded-study
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Sarah Buelens, Anne-Sophie Van Hove, Katia Ongenae, Hilde Lapeere, Wouter Huvenne, Hubert Vermeersch, Evelien Verhaeghe, Barbara Boone
BACKGROUND: Postoperative scarring is a common cause of patient dissatisfaction. Several strategies have been developed to improve its clinical aspects. OBJECTIVE: To assess efficacy and safety of the 10,600 nm ablative fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser in the treatment of recent surgical scars in the head and neck region. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A prospective, randomized, single-blind intrapatient controlled study was conducted on 9 postoperative scars in the head and neck region...
January 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009690/fractional-erbium-doped-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-laser-versus-microneedling-in-treatment-of-atrophic-acne-scars-a-randomized-split-face-clinical-study
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Mai Abdel Raouf Osman, Hisham Ali Shokeir, Marwa M Fawzy
BACKGROUND: Ablative fractional erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser and microneedling have been popularized in recent years and their effectiveness and side effects individually reported. No previous study, however, has directly compared the efficacy and safety between the 2 different treatments. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of the ablative fractional Er:YAG laser and microneedling for the treatment of atrophic acne scars. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with atrophic acne scars were randomly treated in a split-face manner with a fractional Er:YAG laser on one side and microneedling on the other side...
January 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003769/chronic-radiation-induced-dermatitis-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Mateusz Spałek
Chronic radiation dermatitis is a late side effect of skin irradiation, which may deteriorate patients' quality of life. There is a lack of precise data about its incidence; however, several risk factors may predispose to the development of this condition. It includes radiotherapy dose, fractionation, technique, concurrent systemic therapy, comorbidities, and personal and genetic factors. Chronic radiation dermatitis is mostly caused by the imbalance of proinflammatory and profibrotic cytokines. Clinical manifestation includes changes in skin appearance, wounds, ulcerations, necrosis, fibrosis, and secondary cancers...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999076/hplc-identification-of-copper-ii-trans-resveratrol-complexes-in-ethanolic-aqueous-solution
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J Flieger, M Tatarczak-Michalewska, E Blicharska, R Świeboda, T Banach
Reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography assay with the diode array detector was applied for detection of trans-resveratrol complexes with copper (II). Two complexes with copper to resveratrol ratio 3:2 and 1:1 were identified in ethanolic-aqueous solutions in neutral and acidic conditions. The matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry was used for evaluation of complexes in eluate liquid fraction. The structures of complexes were modeled by Titan, Spartan and HyperChem software...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998025/effect-of-different-types-of-therapeutic-trauma-on-vitiligo-lesions
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Medhat El Mofty, Samia Esmat, Nahla Hunter, Heba M Mashaly, Dina Dorgham, Olfat Shaker, Sarah Ibrahim
New treatment modalities for vitiligo acting by changing certain cytokines and metalloproteinases are newly emerging. The aim of this work is to To assess the efficacy of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) chemical peel, dermapen, and fractional CO2 laser in treatment of stable non-segmental vitiligo and to detect their effects on IL-17 and MMP-9 levels. Thirty patients with stable vitiligo were recruited in a randomized controlled study. They were randomly categorized into three equal groups. Group 1: TCA peel, Group 2: dermapen machine, and Group 3: Fractional CO2 laser...
December 20, 2016: Dermatologic Therapy
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