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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110324/setting-kinetics-and-mechanical-properties-of-flax-fibre-reinforced-glass-ionomer-restorative-materials
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Abou Neel Ensanya Ali, Young Anne M
Regardless of the excellent properties of glass ionomer cements, their poor mechanical properties limit their applications to non-load bearing areas. This study aimed to investigate the effect of incorporated short, chopped and randomly distributed flax fibers (0, 0.5, 1, 2.5, 5 and 25 wt%) on setting reaction kinetics, and mechanical and morphological properties of glass ionomer cements. Addition of flax fibers did not significantly affect the setting reaction extent. According to their content, flax fibers increased the compressive (from 148 to 250 MPa) and flexure strength (from 20 to 42 MPa)...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110280/her2-gene-protein-assay-is-useful-to-determine-her2-status-and-evaluate-her2-heterogeneity-in-her2-equivocal-breast-cancer
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Yanjun Hou, Hiroaki Nitta, Zaibo Li
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 15% of breast cancers show equivocal human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) results on HER2 immunohistochemistry (IHC) and are reflexed for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). However, some cases remain equivocal. In this study, we evaluated these double-equivocal cases by using a novel gene protein assay (GPA), which can simultaneously assess HER2 gene copy number and protein on a single slide using bright-field microscopy. METHODS: GPA was performed on 42 HER2 IHC and FISH double-equivocal cases...
January 21, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108957/effect-of-temperature-on-surface-characteristics-of-nitrogen-ion-implanted-biocompatible-titanium
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Hossein Aghajani, Mohsen Sadeghpour Motlagh
It has been established that nitrogen implantation can modify metals surface properties such as corrosion, wear, friction, etc. Recent studies have shown that nitrogen implantation into titanium and its alloys leads to the formation of titanium nitride, which has interesting biological, chemical, and mechanical properties. In the present investigation, commercially pure biocompatible titanium implanted by nitrogen. Implantation of ions performed at 80 keV and a dose of 2.1 × 10(18) ions/cm(2) at four different temperatures of 300, 473, 673 and 873 k...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106495/comparison-of-prognostic-indices-in-patients-who-undergo-melanoma-brain-metastasis-radiosurgery
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Hideyuki Kano, Alejandro Morales-Restrepo, Aditya Iyer, Gregory M Weiner, Seyed H Mousavi, John M Kirkwood, Ahmad A Tarhini, John C Flickinger, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to use 4 prognostic indices to compare survival times of patients who underwent Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to treat melanoma brain metastases. METHODS The authors analyzed 422 consecutive patients (1440 brain metastases) who underwent Gamma Knife SRS. The median total brain tumor volume was 4.7 cm(3) (range 0.3-69.3 cm(3)), and the median number of metastases was 2 (range 1-32). One hundred thirty-two patients underwent whole-brain radiation therapy. Survival times were compared using recursive partitioning analysis (RPA), the Score Index for Radiosurgery (SIR), the Basic Score for Brain Metastases (BSBM), and the Diagnosis-Specific Graded Prognostic Assessment (DS-GPA)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103665/computational-search-for-novel-hard-chromium-based-materials
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Alexander G Kvashnin, Artem R Oganov, Artem I Samtsevich, Zahed Allahyari
Nitrides, carbides and borides of transition metals are an attractive class of hard materials. Our recent preliminary explorations of the binary chemical compounds indicated that chromium-based materials are among the hardest transition metal compounds. Motivated by this, here we explore in detail the binary Cr-B, Cr-C and Cr-N systems using global optimization techniques. Calculated enthalpy of formation and hardness of predicted materials were used for Pareto optimization to define the hardest materials with lowest energy...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103013/building-nanoporous-metal-organic-frameworks-armour-on-fibers-for-high-performance-composite-materials
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Xiaobin Yang, Xu Jiang, Yudong Huang, Zhanhu Guo, Lu Shao
The nanoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) "armour" is in situ intergrown onto the surfaces of carbon fibers (CFs) by nitric acid oxidization to supply nucleation sites, and serves as a novel interfacial linker between the fiber and polymer matrix and a smart cushion to release interior and exterior applied forces. Simultaneous enhancements of the interfacial and interlaminar shear strength as well as the tensile strength of CFs were achieved. With the aid of an ultrasonic "cleaning" process, the optimized surface energy and tensile strength of CFs with a MOF "armour" are 83...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102327/super-strong-materials-for-temperatures-exceeding-2000%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c
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Laura Silvestroni, Hans-Joachim Kleebe, William G Fahrenholtz, Jeremy Watts
Ceramics based on group IV-V transition metal borides and carbides possess melting points above 3000 °C, are ablation resistant and are, therefore, candidates for the design of components of next generation space vehicles, rocket nozzle inserts, and nose cones or leading edges for hypersonic aerospace vehicles. As such, they will have to bear high thermo-mechanical loads, which makes strength at high temperature of great importance. While testing of these materials above 2000 °C is necessary to prove their capabilities at anticipated operating temperatures, literature reports are quite limited...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101263/team-based-learning-in-a-pipeline-course-in-medical-microbiology-for-under-represented-student-populations-in-medicine-improves-learning-of-microbiology-concepts
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K C Behling, M M Murphy, J Mitchell-Williams, H Rogers-McQuade, O J Lopez
As part of an undergraduate pipeline program at our institution for students from underrepresented minorities in medicine backgrounds, we created an intensive four-week medical microbiology course. Team-based learning (TBL) was implemented in this course to enhance student learning of course content. Three different student cohorts participated in the study, and there were no significant differences in their prior academic achievement based on their undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and pre-course examination scores...
December 2016: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101262/the-use-of-group-activities-in-introductory-biology-supports-learning-gains-and-uniquely-benefits-high-achieving-students
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Gili Marbach-Ad, Carly H Rietschel, Neeti Saluja, Karen L Carleton, Eric S Haag
This study describes the implementation and effectiveness of small-group active engagement (GAE) exercises in an introductory biology course (BSCI207) taught in a large auditorium setting. BSCI207 (Principles of Biology III-Organismal Biology) is the third introductory core course for Biological Sciences majors. In fall 2014, the instructors redesigned one section to include GAE activities to supplement lecture content. One section (n = 198) employed three lectures per week. The other section (n = 136) replaced one lecture per week with a GAE class...
December 2016: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096986/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-rescue-in-adolescent-with-bronchiolitis-obliterans-organizing-pneumonia-like-wegener-s-granulomatosis
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Lars Falk, Lars Mikael Broman
We report a 17-year-old woman with bronchiolitis obliterans-organizing pneumonia (BOOP)-like granulomatosis with polyangiitis developing severe airway obliterations. Pending age, phase and grade of autoimmune treatment, and offering ECMO treatment may be crucial for survival but occasionally preface futility. ECMO-treated patient with BOOP-like GPA has never been described before.
January 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096577/the-effect-of-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-infusion-on-intestinal-injury-in-septic-shock
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Ghada F Elbaradey, Nagat Sayed Elshmaa, Hossam Hodeib
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study is to assess the effect of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) on intestinal ischemia-reperfusion injury in septic shock. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled, observer-blinded study was carried out in surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), University Hospital. Forty adult patients in septic shock were randomly divided into two groups, control group (Group C) received normal saline and ANP group (Group A) patients received ANP in the form of 1...
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094926/the-room-temperature-superionic-conductivity-of-silver-iodide-nanoparticles-under-pressure
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Takayuki Yamamoto, Mitsuhiko Maesato, Naohisa Hirao, Saori I Kawaguchi, Shogo Kawaguchi, Yasuo Ohishi, Yoshiki Kubota, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Hiroshi Kitagawa
We performed variable-temperature synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction measurements and impedance spectroscopy under pressure for silver iodide (AgI) nanoparticles with a diameter of 11 nm. The superionic conducting α-phase of AgI nanoparticles was successfully stabilized down to at least 20 °C by applying a pressure of 0.18 GPa, whereas the transition temperature was 147 °C in bulk AgI at ambient pressure. To our knowledge, this is the first example of the α-phase of AgI existing stably at room temperature...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094346/development-of-interface-dominant-bulk-cu-v-nanolamellar-composites-by-cross-accumulative-roll-bonding
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L F Zeng, R Gao, Z M Xie, S Miao, Q F Fang, X P Wang, T Zhang, C S Liu
Traditional nanostructured metals are inherently comprised of a high density of high-energy interfaces that make this class of materials not stable in extreme conditions. Therefore, high performance bulk nanostructured metals containing stable interfaces are highly desirable for extreme environments applications. Here, we reported an attractive bulk Cu/V nanolamellar composite that was successfully developed by integrating interface engineering and severe plastic deformation techniques. The layered morphology and ordered Cu/V interfaces remained stable with respect to continued rolling (total strain exceeding 12)...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093591/hidden-negative-linear-compressibility-in-lithium-l-tartrate
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Hamish H-M Yeung, Rebecca Kilmurray, Claire L Hobday, Scott C McKellar, Anthony K Cheetham, David R Allan, Stephen A Moggach
By decoupling the mechanical behaviour of building units for the first time in a wine-rack framework containing two different strut types, we show that lithium l-tartrate exhibits NLC with a maximum value, Kmax = -21 TPa(-1), and an overall NLC capacity, χNLC = 5.1%, that are comparable to the most exceptional materials to date. Furthermore, the contributions from molecular strut compression and angle opening interplay to give rise to so-called "hidden" negative linear compressibility, in which NLC is absent at ambient pressure, switched on at 2 GPa and sustained up to the limit of our experiment, 5...
January 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093584/phase-diagram-and-superconductivity-of-compressed-zirconium-hydrides
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Xiao-Feng Li, Zi-Yu Hu, Bing Huang
It is known that pressure can be applied to fundamentally alter the bonding patterns between the chemical elements. By employing an unbiased structure search method based on a particle swarm optimization (PSO) methodology, the phase diagram and crystal structures of Zr-H compounds are systematically investigated at a high pressure up to 150 GPa. Interestingly, some unexpectedly stable compounds with unusual chemical and physical properties are predicted to be formed, for example, four stable and metallic species with stoichiometries of ZrH, ZrH2, ZrH3, and ZrH6 are identified for the first time...
January 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090376/first-principles-investigation-on-elastic-and-thermodynamic-properties-of-pnnm-cn-under-high-pressure
#16
Zhao Ya-Ru, Zhang Hai-Rong, Zhang Gang-Tai, Wei Qun, Yuan Yu-Quan
The elastic anisotropy and thermodynamic properties of the recently synthesized Pnnm-CN have been investigated using first-principles calculations under high temperature and high pressure. The calculated equilibrium crystal parameters and normalized volume dependence of the resulting pressure agree with available experimental and theoretical results. Within the considered pressure range of 0-90 GPa, the dependences of the bulk modulus, Young's modulus, and shear modulus on the crystal orientation for Pnnm-CN have been systematically studied...
December 2016: AIP Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089971/incidence-of-malignancy-prior-to-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-compared-to-the-general-population
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Emma E van Daalen, Chinar Rahmattulla, Ron Wolterbeek, Jan A Bruijn, Ingeborg M Bajema
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have reported an increased malignancy risk preceding antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV), suggesting common pathogenic pathways in these 2 entities. However, the study results were conflicting and often limited to patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). Here, we study the malignancy risk prior to AAV diagnosis [either GPA or microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)] to elaborate on the putative association between malignancy and AAV...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088557/meta-analysis-of-organizational-skills-interventions-for-children-and-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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REVIEW
Aida Bikic, Brian Reichow, Spencer A McCauley, Karim Ibrahim, Denis G Sukhodolsky
BACKGROUND: In addition to problems with attention and hyperactivity, children with ADHD present with poor organizational skills required for managing time and materials in academic projects. Organizational skills training (OST) has been increasingly used to address these deficits. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of OST in children with ADHD. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to systematically review the evidence of the effects of OST for children with ADHD for organizational skills, attention, and academic performance...
December 29, 2016: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087591/clinical-trials-in-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-what-we-have-learnt-so-far-and-what-we-still-have-to-learn
#19
Divi Cornec, Emilie Cornec-Le Gall, Ulrich Specks
The prognosis of the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated vasculitides (AAV), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and eosinophilic GPA (EGPA), has been fundamentally improved over the last five decades by the use of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressants, turning them from consistently fatal diseases into chronic conditions. The long-term course is now largely determined by the frequency of disease flares and by accruing damage caused by disease activity and treatment-related comorbidities...
January 12, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081008/elastic-properties-of-amorphous-t-0-75y0-75b14-t%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-sc-ti-v-y-zr-nb-and-the-effect-of-o-incorporation-on-bonding-density-and-elasticity-t-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-ti-zr
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Oliver Hunold, Philipp Keuter, Pascal Bliem, Denis Music, Friederike Wittmers, Anna L Ravensburg, Daniel Primetzhofer, Jochen M Schneider
We have systematically studied the effect of transition metal valence electron concentration (VEC) of amorphous T 0.75Y0.75B14 (a-T 0.75Y0.75B14, T  =  Sc, Ti, V, Y, Zr, Nb) on the elastic properties, bonding, density and electronic structure using ab initio molecular dynamics. As the transition metal VEC is increased in both periods, the bulk modulus increases linearly with molar- and mass density. This trend can be understood by a concomitant decrease in cohesive energy. T'  =  Ti and Zr were selected to validate the predicted data experimentally...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
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