Read by QxMD icon Read


Pinar Cevik, Oguz Eraslan, Kursat Eser, Suleyman Tekeli
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of six different surface conditioning methods on the shear bond strength of ceramic brackets bonded to feldspathic porcelain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 feldspathic porcelain disks were fabricated and divided into six subgroups including 10 specimens in each. Specimens were first treated one of the following surface conditioning methods, namely, 37% phosphoric acid (G-H3PO4), 9.4% hydrofluoric acid (G-HF), grinding with diamond burs (G-Grinding), Nd:YAG laser (G-Nd:YAG), Airborne-particle abrasion (G-Abrasion)...
March 2018: International Journal of Artificial Organs
Tanya Moutray, Jennifer R Evans, Noemi Lois, David J Armstrong, Tunde Peto, Augusto Azuara-Blanco
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a chronic progressive disease of the retinal microvasculature associated with prolonged hyperglycaemia. Proliferative DR (PDR) is a sight-threatening complication of DR and is characterised by the development of abnormal new vessels in the retina, optic nerve head or anterior segment of the eye. Argon laser photocoagulation has been the gold standard for the treatment of PDR for many years, using regimens evaluated by the Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS)...
March 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jun Ma, Bin Chen, Dong Li, Yue Zhang, Zhaoxia Ying
Port-wine stain (PWS) birthmark is a congenital microvascular malformation of the skin. A 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser can achieve a deeper treatment, but the weak absorption by blood limits its clinical application. Multiple laser pulses (MLPs) are a potential solution to enhance the curative effect of a Nd:YAG laser. To reduce the pulse number (pn ) required for the thermal destruction of the blood vessel, the effect of glucose in conjunction with MLP was investigated. In vivo experiments were performed on a dorsal skin chamber model...
March 14, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
Xue Chen, Xiaohui Li, Sibo Yang, Xin Yu, Aichun Liu
Lymphoma is a significant cancer that affects the human lymphatic and hematopoietic systems. In this work, discrimination of lymphoma using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) conducted on whole blood samples is presented. The whole blood samples collected from lymphoma patients and healthy controls are deposited onto standard quantitative filter papers and ablated with a 1064 nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. 16 atomic and ionic emission lines of calcium (Ca), iron (Fe), magnesium (Mg), potassium (K) and sodium (Na) are selected to discriminate the cancer disease...
March 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
Xiaoming Chen, Yanhua Lu, Hao Hu, Lixin Tong, Lei Zhang, Yi Yu, Juntao Wang, Huaijin Ren, Liu Xu
We present investigations into a narrow-linewidth, quasi-continuous-wave pulsed all-solid-state amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) source by use of a novel multiple-pass zigzag slab amplifier. The SE fluorescence emitted from a Nd:YAG slab active medium acts as the seed and is amplified back and forth 8 times through the same slab. Thanks to the angular multiplexing nature of the zigzag slab, high-intensity 1064-nm ASE output can be produced without unwanted self-lasing in this configuration. Experimentally, the output energy, optical conversion efficiency, pulse dynamics, spectral property, and beam quality of the ASE source are studied when the Nd:YAG slab end-pumped by two high-brightness laser diode arrays...
March 5, 2018: Optics Express
Bruno Henriques, Douglas Fabris, Júlio C M Souza, Filipe S Silva, Óscar Carvalho, Márcio C Fredel, Joana Mesquita-Guimarães
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of laser surface structuring on the bond strength of feldspar-based porcelain to zirconia, as compared to conventional sandblasting treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty cylindrical zirconia substrates, previously sintered, were divided in three groups according to the type of surface conditioning: 1) sandblasting with 50 µm Al2 O3 ; 2) laser structuring (Ø25 µm holes); and 3) laser structuring (Ø50 µm holes)...
February 27, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Donato Girolamo, Huan-Yu Chang, Fuh-Gwo Yuan
A fully non-contact laser-based nondestructive inspection (NDI) system is developed to detect and visualize damage in structures. The study focuses on the size quantification and characterization of a barely visible impact damage (BVID) in a honeycomb composite panel. The hardware consists of a Q-switched Nd:YAG pulse laser that probes the panel by generating broadband guided waves via thermo-elastic expansion. The laser, in combination with a set of galvano-mirrors is used to raster scan over a two-dimensional surface covering the damaged region of an impacted quasi-isotropic [60/0/-60]s honeycomb composite panel...
February 16, 2018: Ultrasonics
Morgan O'Neil, Nicholas A Niemiec, Andrew R Demko, Eric L Petersen, Waruna D Kulatilaka
Numerous metals and metal compounds are often added to propellants and explosives to tailor their properties such as heat release rate and specific impulse. When these materials combust, these metals can be released into the air, causing adverse health effects such as pulmonary and cardiovascular disease, particulate-matter-induced allergies, and cancer. Hence, robust, field-deployable methods are needed to detect and quantify these suspended metallic particles in air, identify their sources, and develop mitigation strategies...
March 10, 2018: Applied Optics
Yan Liu, Weihui Zeng, Di Li, Weihua Wang, Feng Liu
BACKGROUND: Nevus of Ota can be treated successfully using the Q-switched (QS) laser; but few studies are long-term retrospective of the efficacy and influencing factor, studies on the recurrence is even less. PURPOSE: Retrospective analysis of the clinical characteristics and recurrence of QS Nd:YAG laser treatment of nevus of Ota in 224 Chinese patients at Laser Cosmetology Center of Department of Dermatology, the Second Hospital, Xi'an Jiaotong University. METHODS: The data of 224 patients with nevus of Ota were analyzed retrospectively, which included the correlation among lesion color, treatment sessions, gender, age, lesion types and effect, and all patients were followed up for 2-10 years...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Claudio I Perez, Sunee Chansangpetch, Yen C Hsia, Shan C Lin
Purpose: To report the first case of Neodymium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet ( Nd:YAG) laser use to recanalize a CyPass occluded with a clot in the early postoperative follow-up. Observations: A 66 year-old woman with primary open angle glaucoma and cataract received combined cataract surgery plus CyPass in the right eye. Surgery was uneventful, however, there was a small amount of hyphema related to bleeding around the site of Cypass insertion. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was between 6 and 7 mmHg in the first week on no glaucoma medications...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Ioana Madalina Iliescu, Maria Alexandra Constantin, Cristina Cozma, Ozana Manuela Moraru, Cristian Mircea Moraru
Purpose: To evaluate the influence of Intraocular Lens (IOL) material and design on Posterior Capsule Opacification (PCO) and Neodymium-YAG (Nd-YAG) rates in eyes implanted with different Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lenses (PC IOLs) designs at the end of uncomplicated cataract surgeries. Setting: Oculus Eye Clinic, Bucharest, Romania. Design: Retrospective, observational study. Methods: This study comprised 4805 eyes operated for cataract in 2012 and 2013 with a post-operative average follow up of 40 ± 6,15 months (27-54 months)...
October 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
Punyaphat Sirithanabadeekul, Rattima Srieakpanit
INTRODUCTION: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) after solar lentigo removal using a Q-switched (QS) 532-nm Nd:YAG laser is a cause for concern. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intradermal injections of tranexamic acid (TA) at reducing the risk of PIH after QS 532-nm Nd:YAG laser treatment of solar lentigines. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with 50 solar lentigines on forearms underwent QS 532-nm Nd:YAG laser treatment. Then, TA (50 mg/mL) was injected randomly into one lesion and 0...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Tengfei Kong, Hongde Liu, Xinyu Ge, Da Qu, Shiguo Liu, Shaolin Chen, Ling Zhang, Yongfa Kong, Romano Rupp, Jingjun Xu
Laser has been widely used in many aspects, by now it is difficult to get each frequency that we want, and frequency conversion is an effective way to obtain different frequency laser through a nonlinear optical crystal. MgO-doped LiNbO3 (Mg:LN) crystal has usually been used for second harmonic generation (SHG) through temperature-matching configuration with a stove, till now a room temperature 90° phase-matching is still lacking. Here we find that the SHG of Nd:YAG laser is achieved at 26.1 °C while the optical damage resistance is higher than 6...
March 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
Adone Baroni
Xanthelasma palpebrarum is the most common type of xanthoma affecting the eyelids. It is characterized by asymptomatic soft yellowish macules, papules, or plaques over the upper and lower eyelids. Many treatments are available for management of xanthelasma palpebrarum, the most commonly used include surgical excision, ablative CO2 or erbium lasers, nonablative Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, trichloroacetic acid peeling, and radiofrequency ablation. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of RF ablation in the treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum, with D...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Vijay Zawar, Aarti Sarda, Abhishek De
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Rongchao Pan, Ulrich Retzer, Thomas Werblinski, Mikhail N Slipchenko, Terrence R Meyer, Lars Zigan, Stefan Will
Typical commercial pulsed dye laser systems used in the generation of narrowband, tunable ultraviolet radiation for planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) imaging are optimized for either high (∼5-10  kHz) repetition rates at comparatively low ultraviolet pulse energies (hundreds of microjoules) or high-output pulse energies (>10  mJ) at comparatively low repetition rates (∼10  Hz). In this work we use a frequency-doubled Nd:YAG burst-mode laser to pump a custom dye laser system for high pulse energies and repetition rates of 7...
March 1, 2018: Optics Letters
Stephen D Hammack, Campbell D Carter, Aaron W Skiba, Christopher A Fugger, Josef J Felver, Joseph D Miller, James R Gord, Tonghun Lee
Planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) of hydroxyl (OH) and formaldehyde (CH2 O) radicals was performed alongside stereo particle image velocimetry (PIV) at a 20 kHz repetition rate in a highly turbulent Bunsen flame. A dual-pulse burst-mode laser generated envelopes of 532 nm pulse pairs for PIV as well as a pair of 355 nm pulses, the first of which was used for CH2 O PLIF. A diode-pumped solid-state Nd:YAG/dye laser system produced the excitation beam for the OH PLIF. The combined diagnostics produced simultaneous, temporally resolved two-dimensional fields of OH and CH2 O and two-dimensional, three-component velocity fields, facilitating the observation of the interaction of fluid dynamics with flame fronts and preheat layers...
March 1, 2018: Optics Letters
Abbas Monzavi, Reza Fekrazad, Zahra Chinipardaz, Sima Shahabi, Roohollah Behruzi, Nasim Chiniforush
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate and compare temperature change during implant decontamination with different laser types (carbon dioxide [Co2]/diode/neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet [Nd:YAG]/erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet [Er:YAG]/antimicrobial photodynamic therapy [aPDT]). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty implants were inserted into a bone block cut from a sheep's mandible. A 3 × 8 mm vertical lesion was made at the buccal of each implant. The bone block was placed into a 37°C water bath to simulate the in vivo oral condition...
February 27, 2018: Implant Dentistry
Mengli Zhang, Yuqing Huang, Tong Lin, Qiuju Wu
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the efficacy of an Alexandrite picosecond laser versus Nd:YAG nanosecond laser for removing blue-black eyeliner tattoos which have existed more than 10 years. METHODS: A total of 40 patients were treated with an Alexandrite picosecond laser in our department from August 2015 to July 2017, with a fluence of 1.96-6.37J/cm2 , spot size of 2.0-3.6 mm, and pulse width of 750 ps. Another 32 patients were treated with an Nd:YAG nanosecond laser, with a fluence of 2...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Jin-Soo Kim, Jung Yeol Choi, Ji-Won Kwon, Won Ryang Wee, Young Keun Han
AIM: To investigate the effects and safety of neodymium: yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser posterior capsulotomy with vitreous strand cutting. METHODS: A total of 40 eyes of 37 patients with symptomatic posterior capsular opacity (PCO) were included in this prospective randomized study and were randomly subjected to either cruciate pattern or round pattern Nd:YAG posterior capsulotomy with vitreous strand cutting (modified round pattern). The best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), intraocular pressure (IOP), refractive error, endothelial cell count (ECC), anterior segment parameters, including anterior chamber depth (ACD) and anterior chamber angle (ACA) were measured before and 1mo after the laser posterior capsulotomy...
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"