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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793107/biofiltration-of-methane-using-hybrid-mixtures-of-biochar-lava-rock-and-compost
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Helen La, J Patrick A Hettiaratchi, Gopal Achari, Tobin J Verbeke, Peter F Dunfield
Using hybrid packing materials in biofiltration systems takes advantage of both the inorganic and organic properties offered by the medium including structural stability and a source of available nutrients, respectively. In this study, hybrid mixtures of compost with either lava rock or biochar in four different mixture ratios were compared against 100% compost in a methane biofilter with active aeration at two ports along the height of the biofilter. Biochar outperformed lava rock as a packing material by providing the added benefit of participating in sorption reactions with CH4 ...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793088/decellularized-and-matured-esophageal-scaffold-for-circumferential-esophagus-replacement-proof-of-concept-in-a-pig-model
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Guillaume Luc, Guillaume Charles, Caroline Gronnier, Magali Cabau, Charlotte Kalisky, Mallory Meulle, Reine Bareille, Samantha Roques, Lionel Couraud, Johanna Rannou, Laurence Bordenave, Denis Collet, Marlène Durand
Surgical resection of the esophagus requires sacrificing a long portion of it. Its replacement by the demanding gastric pull-up or colonic interposition techniques may be avoided by using short biologic scaffolds composed of decellularized matrix (DM). The aim of this study was to prepare, characterize, and assess the in vivo remodeling of DM and its clinical impact in a preclinical model. A dynamic chemical and enzymatic decellularization protocol of porcine esophagus was set up and optimized. The resulting DM was mechanically and biologically characterized by DNA quantification, histology, and histomorphometry techniques...
May 17, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792916/flow-cytometry-based-method-facilitates-optimization-of-pma-treatment-condition-for-pma-qpcr-method
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Zhiqing Huang, Jianwei Zheng, Chunmei Shi, Qiang Chen
Coupling propidium monoazide (PMA) with quantitative PCR (PMA-qPCR) has been successfully applied to specific detection and quantification of viable cells in various samples. The optimal PMA treatment condition is usually determined through qPCR. However, it is a tedious, time consuming and costly process including DNA extraction and qPCR. To overcome this problem, a flow cytometry-based (FCM-based) method was first proposed in this study to replace qPCR for screening of the optimal PMA treatment condition for Helicobacter pylori, since the pure culture treated with PMA was actually a single cell suspension with fluorescent dye...
May 21, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792786/imageless-navigation-total-hip-arthroplasty-an-evaluation-of-operative-time
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Epaminondas Markos Valsamis, David Ricketts, Adnan Hussain, Amir-Reza Jenabzadeh
INTRODUCTION: Imageless navigation has been successfully integrated in knee arthroplasty but its effectiveness in total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been debated. It has consistently been shown that navigation adds significant time and cost to the operation. Further, the relative success of traditional hip replacements has impeded the adoption of new techniques. METHODS: We compared the operative time between fifty total hip replacements with and without the use of imageless navigation by a single senior surgeon in a retrospective study...
2018: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792720/-experimental-processing-of-corrosion-casts-of-large-animal-organs
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R Pálek, V Liška, L Eberlová, H Mírka, M Svoboda, S Haviar, M Emingr, O Brzoň, P Mik, V Třeška
INTRODUCTION: Corrosion casts (CCs) are used for the visualization and assessment of hollow structures. CCs with filled capillaries enable (with the help of imaging methods) to obtain data for mathematical organ perfusion modelling. As the processing is more difficult in case of organs with greater volume of the vasculature, mainly organs from small animals have been cast up to now. The aim of this study was to optimize the protocol of corrosion casting of different organs of pig. Porcine organs are relatively easily accessible and frequently used in experimental medicine...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792713/gan-nanowire-arrays-for-efficient-optical-read-out-and-optoelectronic-control-of-nv-centers-in-diamond
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Martin Hetzl, Jakob Wierzbowski, Theresa Hoffmann, Max Kraut, Verena Zuerbig, Christoph E Nebel, Kai Müller, Jonathan J Finley, Martin Stutzmann
Solid state quantum emitters embedded in a semiconductor crystal environment are potentially scalable platforms for quantum optical networks operated at room temperature. Prominent representatives are nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond showing coherent entanglement and interference with each other. However, these emitters suffer from inefficient optical outcoupling from the diamond and from fluctuations of their charge state. Here, we demonstrate the implementation of regular n-type gallium nitride nanowire arrays on diamond as photonic waveguides to tailor the emission direction of surface-near NV centers and to electrically control their charge state in a p-i-n nano-diode...
May 24, 2018: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792701/spatial-and-temporal-variability-in-emissions-of-fluorinated-gases-from-a-california-landfill
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Nazli Yesiller, James L Hanson, Alexander H Sohn, Jean Bogner, Donald R Blake
Emissions of twelve F-gases and methane were quantified using large-scale static chambers as a function of cover type (daily, intermediate, final) and seasonal variation (wet, dry) at a California landfill. The majority of the F-gas fluxes was positive and varied over 7 orders of magnitude across the cover types in a given season (wet: 10-8 to 10-1 g/m2-day; dry: 10-9 to 10-2 g/m2-day). The highest fluxes were from active filling areas with thin, coarse-grained daily covers, whereas the lowest fluxes were from the thick, fine-grained final cover...
May 24, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792673/recent-advances-on-sodium-oxygen-batteries-a-chemical-perspective
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Hossein Yadegari, Xueliang Sun
Releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere because of widespread use of fossil fuels by humankind has resulted in raising the earth's temperature during the past few decades. Known as global warming, increasing the earth's temperature may in turn endanger civilization on the earth by starting a cycle of environmental changes including climate change and sea level rise. Therefore, replacing fossil fuels with more sustainable energy resources has been considered as one of the main strategies to tackle the global warming crisis...
May 24, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792527/enteric-neural-stem-cells-expressing-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-a-novel-cellular-therapy-for-hirschsprung-s-disease-in-mouse-model
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Wei Liu, Lijuan Zhang, Rongde Wu
Transplanting enteric neural stem cells (ENSCs) is an innovative approach for replacing enteric neurons in Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR). However, posttransplantation cell survival and differentiation limit efficacy. We aimed to investigate whether transplantation of ENSCs engineered with insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) could improve survival and differentiation of the engrafted cells and promote functional recovery of the aganglionic colon. ENSCs were isolated from the intestine of neonatal mice and genetically modified to express IGF-1...
May 24, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792421/high-temperature-structural-evolution-in-the-ba-3-mo-1-x-w-x-nbo-8-5-system-and-correlation-with-ionic-transport-properties
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Andrea Bernasconi, Cristina Tealdi, Lorenzo Malavasi
The evolution of the hybrid structure between 9R hexagonal perovskite and palmierite in the entire Ba3 Mo(1- x) W x NbO8.5 solid solution (where x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, and 1) was probed in the 100-900 K range by synchrotron high-resolution powder diffraction. Each sample exhibits a chemical-dependent structural model in the low-temperature regime (from 100 to 500 K) in which 9R and palmierite structures compete each other, the former being progressively favored as tungsten replaces molybdenum. Above 500 K, unit cell parameters and metal site occupancies start to converge toward a similar structural arrangement that is completely reached at 900 K...
May 24, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792393/outcomes-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-compared-with-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-geriatric-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Linda Shavit, Shuli Silberman, Rachel Tauber, Ofer Merin, Daniel Bitran, Daniel Fink
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a less invasive treatment modality for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) who are at a higher risk if they have surgery. Preoperative chronic kidney disease (CKD) influences outcomes of cardiac surgery and is associated with a higher mortality and more complicated hospital course. The aims of our study were to evaluate the comparative outcomes of TAVI versus surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in geriatric patients with preoperative CKD...
May 24, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792315/genomic-variation-among-and-within-six-juglans-species
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Kristian A Stevens, Keith Woeste, Sandeep Chakraborty, Marc W Crepeau, Charles A Leslie, Pedro J Martínez-García, Daniela Puiu, Jeanne Romero-Severson, Mark Coggeshall, Abhaya M Dandekar, Daniel Kluepfel, David B Neale, Steven L Salzberg, Charles H Langley
Genomic analysis in Juglans (walnuts) is expected to transform the breeding and agricultural production of both nuts and lumber. To that end, we report here the determination of reference sequences for six additional relatives of Juglans regia : Juglans sigillata (also from section Dioscaryon ), Juglans nigra , Juglans microcarpa, Juglans hindsii (from section Rhysocaryon ) , Juglans cathayensis (from section Cardiocaryon ), and the closely related Pterocarya stenoptera. While these are 'draft' genomes, ranging in size between 640Mbp and 990Mbp, their contiguities and accuracies can support powerful annotations of genomic variation that are often the foundation of new avenues of research and breeding...
May 23, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792094/regulatory-context-and-validation-of-assays-for-clinical-mass-spectrometry-proteomics-cmsp-methods
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Christophe Hirtz, Pauline Bros, Cato Brede, Pierre Lescuyer, Aleksandra M Maceski, Jerome Vialaret, Vincent Delatour, Sylvain Lehmann
Clinical mass spectrometry proteomics (cMSP) assays are being increasingly used in clinical laboratories for analyzing peptides and proteins. It has therefore become urgent to characterize and validate the methods available for liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS) targeted quantification of peptide and protein biomarkers in biological fluids in the context of in vitro diagnostics. LC-MS/MS for the detection of peptides and proteins is currently the main approach used in the field of cMSP...
May 23, 2018: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792086/risk-of-further-surgery-on-the-same-or-opposite-side-and-mortality-after-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-multi-state-analysis-of-133-654-patients-from-the-swedish-hip-arthroplasty-register
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Peter H J Cnudde, Szilard Nemes, Erik Bülow, A John Timperley, Sarah L Whitehouse, Johan Kärrholm, Ola Rolfson
Background and purpose - The hip-related timeline of patients following a total hip arthroplasty (THA) can vary. Ideally patients will live their life without need for further surgery; however, some will undergo replacement on the contralateral hip and/or reoperations. We analyzed the probability of mortality and further hip-related surgery on the same or contralateral hip. Patients and methods - We performed a multi-state survival analysis on a prospectively followed cohort of 133,654 Swedish patients undergoing an elective THA between 1999 and 2012...
May 23, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791951/nervous-system-infections-and-the-global-traveler
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Savina Reid, Haley Thompson, Kiran T Thakur
Neurological complications of infectious diseases are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. It is imperative that neurologists be up-to-date on current developments including typical and atypical presentations of neurological infections in travelers, diagnostic and treatment recommendations, and emerging pathogen resistance patterns to avoid fatal outcomes and long-term sequelae. This article will address concepts of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, and will provide updates on the neurological manifestations of select emerging and reemerging infections, including Ebola virus, bacterial meningitis, enterovirus 71, Zika virus, cerebral malaria, and Japanese encephalitis...
April 2018: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791917/hybrid-diffuse-reflectance-spectroscopy-non-erythemal-in-vivo-testing-of-sun-protection-factor
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Mathias Rohr, Nikolai Ernst, Andreas Schrader
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In order to define a label sun protection factor (SPF) of topically applied sunscreens, in vivo test methods like ISO 24444, FDA guideline, or the Australian standard are used worldwide. The basis of all these methods is provoking an erythemal skin reaction by UV irradiation to find the level of unprotected and protected minimal erythemal doses (MED). In vitro methods replacing the human skin by any kind of non-human material are still not available. Thus, offering the new hybrid diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (HDRS) technique that is able to stay on an in vivo level for SPF testing but meanwhile neglecting the UV-dose-related erythemal skin reaction is a perfect combination to take care of sun protection and any ethical concerns in SPF testing nowadays...
May 23, 2018: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791905/disparities-in-chronic-kidney-disease-prevalence-among-males-and-females-in-195-countries-analysis-of-the-global-burden-of-disease-2016-study
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Boris Bikbov, Norberto Perico, Giuseppe Remuzzi
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) imposes a substantial burden on health care systems. There are some especially vulnerable groups with a high CKD burden, one of which is women. We performed an analysis of gender disparities in the prevalence of all CKD stages and renal replacement therapy (defined as impaired kidney function [IKF]) in 195 countries. METHODS: We used estimates produced by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study 2016 revision using a Bayesian-regression analytic tool, DisMoD-MR 2...
May 23, 2018: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791703/biological-intercalary-reconstruction-with-bone-grafts-after-joint-sparing-resection-of-the-lower-limb-is-this-an-effective-and-durable-solution-for-joint-preservation
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Francesco Muratori, Francesca Totti, Antonio D'Arienzo, Maurizio Scorianz, Guido Scoccianti, Giovanni Beltrami, Francesco Rosario Campo, Carmine Citarelli, Rodolfo Capanna, Domenico Andrea Campanacci
Due to advances in neoadjuvant therapies and preoperative imaging modalities, joint-sparing resections have become appealing in bone tumor surgery. However, the intercalary reconstruction of metadiaphyseal bone defects of the femur and the tibia after juxta-articular tumor resection remains challenging. Both biological and prosthetic reconstructions have been used for joint-sparing resections, but little is known about the long-term outcome of these procedures. The authors reviewed a consecutive series of 64 patients treated with joint-sparing intercalary resection and reconstruction with bone grafts...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791693/decoronation-followed-by-dental-implants-placement-fundamentals-applications-and-explanations
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Alberto Consolaro, Paulo Domingos Ribeiro Júnior, Maurício A Cardoso, Dario A Oliveira Miranda, Monica Salfatis
Dental arches areas with teeth presenting dentoalveolar ankylosis and replacement root resorption can be considered as presenting normal bone, in full physiological remodeling process; and osseointegrated implants can be successfully placed. Bone remodeling will promote osseointegration, regardless of presenting ankylosis and/or replacement root resorption. After 1 to 10 years, all dental tissues will have been replaced by bone. The site, angulation and ideal positioning in the space to place the implant should be dictated exclusively by the clinical convenience, associated with previous planning...
January 2018: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791692/prosthetic-orthodontic-and-implant-supported-rehabilitation-of-five-maxillary-anterior-teeth-with-alveolar-bone-loss
#20
Odilon Guariza-Filho, Cristiano Miranda de Araujo, Angela Graciela Deliga Schroder, Orlando Motohiro Tanaka, Ricardo Kern, Antonio Carlos Ruellas
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of maxillofacial injuries is complex and requires the establishment of a comprehensive and accurate diagnosis and correct treatment planning. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this case report was to describe the re-treatment of a 27-year-old woman who was involved in a severe car accident that resulted in the loss of five anterior teeth and alveolar bone, and whose previous orthodontic and surgical treatments had been unsuccessful. CASE REPORT: In this case, the space for the missing mandibular molar was reopened to allow for rehabilitation...
January 2018: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
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