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Xing Wang, Meizhen Gao
Porous Co3O4/SnO2 quantum dot (QD) heterojunctions with a strong synergistic effect are successfully synthesized in this paper. Owing to the strong synergistic effect between Co3O4 and SnO2QDs, Co3O4/SnO2QD heterostructures possess more Co2+ ions for a faster Co2+/Co0 redox reaction in the process of sensing of reducing gases and electrochemical reactions, and more oxygen vacancies for more active sites and reduced charge transfer resistance on the surface. These advantages are demonstrated to significantly enhance the gas sensitivity to xylene and greatly improve the catalysis for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER)...
June 15, 2018: Nanoscale
Aaron D Redman, Thomas F Parkerton, Josh David Butler, Daniel J Letinski, Richard A Frank, L Mark Hewitt, Adrienne J Bartlett, Patricia Leigh Gillis, Julie R Marentette, Joanne L Parrott, Sarah A Hughes, Rodney Guest, Asfaw Bekele, Kun Zhang, Garrett Morandi, Steve B Wiseman, John P Giesy
Oil sand operations in Alberta, Canada will eventually include returning treated process-affected waters to the environment. Organic constituents in oil sand process-affected water (OSPW) represent complex mixtures of nonionic and ionic (e.g. naphthenic acids) compounds, and compositions can vary spatially and temporally, which has impeded development of water quality benchmarks. To address this challenge, it was hypothesized that solid phase microextraction fibers coated with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) could be used as a biomimetic extraction (BE) to measure bioavailable organics in OSPW...
June 14, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
Eva-Maria Ratai, Zheng Zhang, James Fink, Mark Muzi, Lucy Hanna, Erin Greco, Todd Richards, Daniel Kim, Ovidiu C Andronesi, Akiva Mintz, Lale Kostakoglu, Melissa Prah, Benjamin Ellingson, Kathleen Schmainda, Gregory Sorensen, Daniel Barboriak, David Mankoff, Elizabeth R Gerstner
A multi-center imaging trial by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) "A Multicenter, phase II assessment of tumor hypoxia in glioblastoma using 18F Fluoromisonidazole (FMISO) with PET and MRI (ACRIN 6684)", was conducted to assess hypoxia in patients with glioblastoma (GBM). The aims of this study were to support the role of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (1H MRSI) as a prognostic marker for brain tumor patients in multi-center clinical trials. Seventeen participants from four sites had analyzable 3D MRSI datasets acquired on Philips, GE or Siemens scanners at either 1...
2018: PloS One
Farrokh Mansouri, Arsalan Mir-Moghtadaei, Vanathy Niranjan, Jian Shu Wu, Daniyar Akhmedjanov, Mishael Nuh, Terri Cairo, Peter Giacobbe, Jose Zariffa, Jonathan Downar
Accurate neuronavigation is essential for optimal outcomes in therapeutic brain stimulation. MRI-guided neuronavigation, the current gold standard, requires access to MRI and frameless stereotaxic equipment, which is not available in all settings. Scalp-based heuristics depend on operator skill, with variable reproducibility across operators and sessions. An intermediate solution would offer superior reproducibility and ease-of-use to scalp measurements, without requiring MRI and frameless stereotaxy.
 Objective: We present and assess a novel neuronavigation method using commercially-available, inexpensive 3D head scanning, computer-aided design, and 3D-printing tools to fabricate form-fitted headsets for individuals that hold a stimulator, such as an rTMS coil, in the desired position over the scalp...
June 11, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
Thorsten Braun, Katharina Weizsäcker, Mustafa Zelal Muallem, Janina Tillinger, Larry Hinkson, Frederic Chantraine, Wolfgang Henrich
The number of pregnant women with abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) including clinical relevant placenta increta and percreta has markedly increased with a reported incidence of as high as one in 731, By 2020 in the United States, there will be an estimated 4504 new cases of AIP and 130 AIP-associated maternal deaths annually. The preoperative diagnosis and operative management of AIP is challenging. In a planned cesarean delivery, a vertical lower abdominal skin incision is widely used in order to have enough space to perform a hysterotomy above the cranial edge of the placenta to avoid significant fetal and/or maternal hemorrhage...
June 5, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Emma-Louise Cole, James J Waggitt, Anders Hedenstrom, Marco Piano, Mark D Holton, Luca Börger, Emily L C Shepard
Animal-attached technologies can be powerful means to quantify space-use and behaviour, however, there are also ethical implications associated with capturing and instrumenting animals. Furthermore, tagging approaches are not necessarily well-suited for examining the movements of multiple individuals within specific, local areas of interest. Here, we assess a method of quantifying animal space use based on a modified theodolite with an inbuilt laser rangefinder. Using a database of > 4,200 tracks of migrating birds, we show that detection distance increases with bird body mass (range 5 g - >10 kg)...
May 31, 2018: Integrative Zoology
Ju Yuan, Wangshu Wang, Tianye Yang, Tian Li, Yujia Geng, Hai Gao, Ying Shao
Objective: To explore the application and effectiveness of thin-ribbed cartilage with the perichondrium in the correction of secondary cleft lip nasal deformity as the lateral crural onlay graft. Methods: A retrospective study was performed based on the data of 28 patients with secondary nasal deformity of cleft lip between October 2015 and April 2017. There were 16 males and 12 females with an average age of 24 years (range, 18-31 years). There were 11 cases with secondary nasal deformities on the left side, 13 cases on the right side, and 4 cases on both sides...
May 1, 2018: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
X Q Li, X Wang, Y L Han, G Ji, Z H Chen, J Zhang, J P Zhu, J X Duan, Y J He, X M Yang, W J Liu
Objective: To explore the effects of anteriolateral thigh perforator flap and fascia lata transplantation in combination with computed tomography angiography (CTA) on repair of electrical burn wounds of head with skull exposure and necrosis. Methods: Seven patients with head electrical burns accompanied by skull exposure and necrosis were admitted to our burn center from March 2016 to December 2017. Head CTA was performed before the operation. The diameters of the facial artery and vein or the superficial temporal artery and vein were measured, and their locations were marked on the body surface...
May 20, 2018: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
Marisa A Bartz-Kurycki, Kathryn T Anderson, Dylan N Supak, Stephanie N Wythe, Grant M Garwood, Robert F Martin, Rigoberto Gutierrez, Ranu R Jain, Akemi L Kawaguchi, Lillian S Kao, KuoJen Tsao
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends including the parents in completion of the pediatric surgical safety checklist. At our hospital, the preinduction surgical safety checklist is conducted in the preoperative holding with anesthesia, nursing, and often with the parents of children undergoing an operative procedure. We hypothesized that adherence to the preinduction checklist is better when parents are engaged in surgical safety checklist performance. METHODS: An observational study of adherence to the preinduction checklist for nonemergent pediatric operations was performed (2016-2017)...
May 23, 2018: Surgery
Lauren Maloley, Linda A Morgan, Robin High, Donny W Suh
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of pediatric ophthalmologists who have performed wrong-site surgery, propose risk factors leading to these errors, and assess the effectiveness of the Universal Protocol in preventing them. METHODS: Approximately 1,000 pediatric ophthalmology surgeons were invited to complete an anonymous 10-question survey. Respondents were divided into two groups: those who performed or attempted wrong-site surgery (wrong-site surgery group) and those who had never performed a wrong-site surgery (intended surgical site group)...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Lucian Bogdan Solomon, David Kitchen, Paul Hamill Anderson, Dongqing Yang, Yolandi Starczak, Masakazu Kogawa, Egon Perilli, Peter Jonathan Smitham, Mark Sean Rickman, Dominic Thewlis, Gerald James Atkins
We investigated if time between injury and surgery affects cancellous bone properties in patients suffering tibial plateau fractures (TPF), in terms of structural integrity and gene expression controlling bone loss. A cohort of 29 TPF, operated 1-17 days post-injury, had biopsies from the fracture and an equivalent contralateral limb site, at surgery. Samples were assessed using micro-computed tomography and real-time RT-PCR analysis for the expression of genes known to be involved in bone remodeling and fracture healing...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Dawn S Hui, Jason M Lizalek, Vikram S Chawa, Richard Lee
Operative exposure is key to ensuring surgical efficiency and patient safety in cardiac surgery. As the population ages and the prevalence of obesity increases, cardiac surgeons will be challenged to consider obese patient physiology and body habitus, surgical exposure and sternotomy closure techniques, and postoperative medical management to ensure optimal outcomes. In this article, we describe techniques to improve operative exposure in both obese and non-obese patients undergoing basic cardiac surgery and highlight the roles of surgical team members to ensure patient safety and provide optimal anesthetic management...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Claire Pascoe, Daniel Christidis, Todd Manning, Benjamin W Lamb, Declan G Murphy, Nathan Lawrentschuk
Objective To describe our technique utilising photoselective vaporisation of the bladder (PVB) for the management of haemorrhagic cystitis and initial results of 12 patients. Materials and Method An audit of theatre records of a single surgeon was performed to identify patients who had undergone PVB for management of radiation-cystitis. TECHNIQUE: Rigid cystoscopy was performed. Ureteric catheters were placed and active bleeding sites targeted to optimise vision. Ablation was commenced using the vaporize function...
May 16, 2018: Urology
Gregory M Palmer, Hengtao Zhang, Chen-Ting Lee, Husam Mikati, Joseph A Herbert, Marlee Krieger, Jesko von Windheim, Dave Koester, Daniel Stevenson, Daniel J Rocke, Ramon Esclamado, Alaatin Erkanli, Nirmala Ramanujam, Mark W Dewhirst, Walter T Lee
Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) represents a quantitative, noninvasive, nondestructive means of assessing vascular oxygenation, vascularity, and structural properties. However, it is known that such measurements can be influenced by the effects of pressure, which is a major concern for reproducible and operator-independent assessment of tissues. Second, regular calibration is a necessary component of quantitative DRS to account for factors such as lamp decay and fiber bending. Without a means of reliably controlling for these factors, the accuracy of any such assessments will be reduced, and potentially biased...
May 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
Milica Vasiljevic, Emma Cartwright, Mark Pilling, Mei-Man Lee, Giacomo Bignardi, Rachel Pechey, Gareth J Hollands, Susan A Jebb, Theresa M Marteau
BACKGROUND: For working adults, about one-third of energy is consumed in the workplace making this an important context in which to reduce energy intake to tackle obesity. The aims of the current study were first, to identify barriers to the feasibility and acceptability of implementing calorie labelling in preparation for a larger trial, and second, to estimate the potential impact of calorie labelling on energy purchased in worksite cafeterias. METHODS: Six worksite cafeterias were randomised to the intervention starting at one of six fortnightly periods, using a stepped wedge design...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Mana Gharun, Malcolm Possell, R Willem Vervoort, Mark A Adams, Tina L Bell
Empirical evidence from Australia shows that fuel reduction burning significantly reduces the incidence and extent of unplanned fires. However, the integration of environmental values into fire management operations is not yet well-defined and requires further research and development. WAVES, a plant growth model that incorporates Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Transfer, was used to simulate the hydrological and ecological effects of three fuel management scenarios on a forest ecosystem. WAVES was applied using inputs from a set of forest plots for one year after three potential scenarios: (1) all litter removed, (2) all litter and 50% of the understorey removed, (3) all litter and understorey removed...
February 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Mamas A Mamas, Jon Tosh, Will Hulme, Nicki Hoskins, George Bungey, Peter Ludman, Mark de Belder, Chun Shing Kwok, Nathalie Verin, Tim Kinnaird, Ewan Bennett, Nick Curzen, James Nolan, Evangelos Kontopantelis
BACKGROUND: Transradial access (TRA) for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with a reduced risk of mortality compared with transfemoral access, access site-related bleeding complications, and shorter length of stay. The budget impact from a healthcare system that has largely transitioned to TRA for PCI has not been previously published. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from 323 656 patients undergoing PCI between 2010 and 2014 were obtained from the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society database...
May 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
April Hedd, Ingrid L Pollet, Robert A Mauck, Chantelle M Burke, Mark L Mallory, Laura A McFarlane Tranquilla, William A Montevecchi, Gregory J Robertson, Robert A Ronconi, Dave Shutler, Sabina I Wilhelm, Neil M Burgess
Despite their importance in marine food webs, much has yet to be learned about the spatial ecology of small seabirds. This includes the Leach's storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa, a species that is declining throughout its Northwest Atlantic breeding range. In 2013 and 2014, we used global location sensors to track foraging movements of incubating storm-petrels from 7 eastern Canadian breeding colonies. We determined and compared the foraging trip and at-sea habitat characteristics, analysed spatial overlap among colonies, and determined whether colony foraging ranges intersected with offshore oil and gas operations...
2018: PloS One
Kazuya Kusama, Kazuhiro Tamura, Hanako Bai, Toshihiro Sakurai, Hirotaka Nishi, Keiichi Isaka, Kazuhiko Imakawa, Mikihiro Yoshie
Protein kinase A (PKA) signalling accompanies elevated intracellular cAMP levels during endometrial stromal cell (ESC) decidualisation. Exchange protein directly activated by cAMP (EPAC), an alternate mediator of cAMP signalling, promotes PKA analogue-induced decidualisation; however, the precise mechanism by which EPAC and PKA co-operatively stimulate decidualisation has not been characterised. To examine the role of CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein (C/EBP) in EPAC- and PKA-mediated decidualisation of primary human ESCs, a reporter plasmid containing the 332bp region upstream from the transcription initiation site of the decidual prolactin (dPRL) gene was generated and the promoter activity was evaluated using a luciferase assay...
May 8, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
Debbie S Gipson, David T Selewski, Susan F Massengill, Mary Margaret Modes, Hailey Desmond, Lauren Lee, Elaine Kamil, Matthew R Elliott, Sharon G Adler, Gia Oh, Richard A Lafayette, Patrick E Gipson, Aditi Sinha, Arvind Bagga, Anne Pesenson, Cheryl Courtlandt, Cathie Spino, Richard Eikstadt, Renée Pitter, Samara Attalla, Anne Waldo, Richard Winneker, Noelle E Carlozzi, Jonathan P Troost, Irving Smokler, Mark Stone
Introduction: NephCure Accelerating Cures Institute (NACI) is a collaborative organization sponsored by NephCure Kidney International and the University of Michigan. The Institute is composed of 7 cores designed to improve treatment options and outcomes for patients with glomerular disease: Clinical Trials Network, Data Warehouse, Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) and Endpoints Consortium, Clinical Trials Consulting Team, Quality Initiatives, Education and Engagement, and Data Coordinating Center...
March 2018: KI Reports
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