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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917324/targeted-anthelmintic-treatment-of-parasitic-gastroenteritis-in-first-grazing-season-dairy-calves-using-daily-live-weight-gain-as-an-indicator
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A Jackson, K A Ellis, J McGoldrick, N N Jonsson, M J Stear, A B Forbes
Control of parasitic gastroenteritis in cattle is typically based on group treatments with anthelmintics, complemented by grazing management, where feasible. However, the almost inevitable evolution of resistance in parasitic nematodes to anthelmintics over time necessitates a reappraisal of their use in order to reduce selection pressure. One such approach is targeted selective treatment (TST), in which only individual animals that will most benefit are treated, rather than whole groups of at-risk cattle. This study was designed to assess the feasibility of implementing TST on three commercial farms, two of which were organic...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914793/multi-aperture-shower-design-for-the-improvement-of-the-transverse-uniformity-of-mocvd-derived-gdybco-films
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Ruipeng Zhao, Qing Liu, Yudong Xia, Fei Zhang, Yuming Lu, Chuanbing Cai, Bowan Tao, Yanrong Li
A multi-aperture shower design is reported to improve the transverse uniformity of GdYBCO superconducting films on the template of sputtered-LaMnO₃/epitaxial-MgO/IBAD-MgO/solution deposition planarization (SDP)-Y₂O₃-buffered Hastelloy tapes. The GdYBCO films were prepared by the metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) process. The transverse uniformities of structure, morphology, thickness, and performance were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), step profiler, and the standard four-probe method using the criteria of 1 μV/cm, respectively...
September 15, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884851/-bottom-up-in-situ-proteomic-differentiation-of-human-and-non-human-haemoglobins-for-forensic-purposes-by-maldi-tof-ms-ms
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K P Kirkbride, S Kamanna, J Henry, N Voelcker, A Linacre
RATIONALE: The detection and identification of human blood on crime-related items are of particular relevance to many investigations because shed blood can provide evidence of violent contact between individuals. However, for any detection and identification technique, specificity is a critical performance characteristic to assess; that is, whether the technique has the capability to differentiate between human blood (which usually is of relevance to a criminal investigation) and non-human blood (which usually would not be associated with a crime but may be detected incidentally)...
September 8, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876331/clinically-applicable-optical-imaging-technology-for-body-size-and-shape-analysis-comparison-of-systems-differing-in-design
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B Bourgeois, B K Ng, D Latimer, C R Stannard, L Romeo, X Li, J A Shepherd, S B Heymsfield
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Recent advances have extended anthropometry beyond flexible tape measurements to automated three-dimensional optical devices that rapidly acquire hundreds of body surface dimensions. Three new devices were recently introduced that share in common inexpensive optical cameras. The design, and thus potential clinical applicability, of these systems differ substantially leading us to critically evaluate their accuracy and precision. SUBJECTS/METHODS: 113 adult subjects completed evaluations by the three optical devices (KX-16 (16 stationary cameras), Proscanner (1 vertically oscillating camera), and Styku scanner (1 stationary camera)), air displacement plethysmography (ADP), dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and a flexible tape measure...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860398/revision-anatomical-reconstruction-of-the-lateral-ligaments-of-the-ankle-augmented-with-suture-tape-for-patients-with-a-failed-brostr%C3%A3-m-procedure
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B K Cho, Y M Kim, S M Choi, H W Park, N F SooHoo
AIMS: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the intermediate-term outcomes after revision anatomical ankle ligament reconstruction augmented with suture tape for a failed modified Broström procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 30 patients with persistent instability of the ankle after a Broström procedure underwent revision augmented with suture tape. Of these, 24 patients who were followed up for more than two years were included in the study...
September 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854647/chemical-degradation-of-tmr-multilure-dispensers-for-fruit-fly-detection-weathered-under-california-climatic-conditions
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Roger I Vargas, Steven K Souder, Joseph G Morse, Elizabeth E Grafton-Cardwell, David R Haviland, John N Kabashima, Ben A Faber, Bruce Mackey, Eddie Nkomo, Peter J Cook, John D Stark
Degradation models for multilure fruit fly trap dispensers were analyzed to determine their potential for use in large California detection programs. Solid three-component male lure TMR (trimedlure [TML], methyl eugenol [ME], raspberry ketone [RK]) dispensers impregnated with DDVP (2, 2-dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate) insecticide placed inside Jackson traps were weathered during summer (8 wk) and winter (12 wk) in five citrus-growing areas. Additionally, TMR wafers without DDVP, but with an insecticidal strip, were compared to TMR dispensers with DDVP...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847028/pelvic-floor-3d-ultrasound-of-women-with-a-tvt-tvt-o-or-tvt-s-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-at-the-three-year-follow-up
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Claudinei A Rodrigues, Ana Maria H M Bianchi-Ferraro, Eliana Viana Monteiro Zucchi, Marair G F Sartori, Manoel J B C Girão, Zsuzsanna I K Jarmy-Di Bella
Objective Using three-dimensional ultrasound (3D-US), we aimed to compare the tape position and the angle formed by the sling arms in different techniques of mid-urethral sling insertion for the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence, three years after surgery. In addition, we examined the correlations between the US findings and the clinical late postoperative results. Methods A prospective cross-sectional cohort study of 170 patients who underwent a sling procedure between May 2009 and December 2011 was performed...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827976/test-of-an-8-66-t-rebco-insert-coil-with-overbanding-radial-build-for-a-1-3-ghz-lts-hts-nmr-magnet
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Timing Qu, Philip C Michael, Juan Bascuñán, Thibault Lécrevisse, Mingzhi Guan, Seungyong Hahn, Yukikazu Iwasa
A 1.3-GHz/54-mm LTS/HTS NMR magnet, assembled with a 3-coil (Coils 1-3) 800-MHz HTS insert in a 500-MHz LTS NMR magnet, is under construction. The innermost HTS insert Coil 1 has a stack of 26 no-insulation (NI) double pancake (DP) coils wound of 6-mm wide and 75-μm thick REBCO tapes. In order to keep the hoop strains on REBCO tape < 0.6% at an operating current Iop of 250 A and in a field of 30.5 T, we overbanded each pancake in Coil 1 with a 6-mm wide, 76-μm thick 304 stainless steel strip: 7-mm thick radial build for the central 18 pancakes, while 6-mm thick for the outer 2×17 pancakes...
June 2017: IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity: a Publication of the IEEE Superconductivity Committee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798844/su-8-free-standing-microfluidic-probes
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A A Kim, K Kustanovich, D Baratian, A Ainla, M Shaali, G D M Jeffries, A Jesorka
We present a process for fabrication of free-standing SU-8 probes, with a dry, mechanical release of the final micro-devices. The process utilizes the thermal release tape, a commonly used cleanroom material, for facile heat-release from the sacrificial layer. For characterization of the SU-8 microfluidic probes, two liquid interfaces were designed: a disposable interface with integrated wells and an interface with external liquid reservoirs. The versatility of the fabrication and the release procedures was illustrated by further developing the process to functionalize the SU-8 probes for impedance sensing, by integrating metal thin-film electrodes...
January 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792204/poly-vinylidene-fluoride-flexible-nanocomposite-films-with-dopamine-coated-giant-dielectric-ceramic-nanopowders-ba-fe0-5ta0-5-o3-for-high-energy-storage-density-at-low-electric-field
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Zhuo Wang, Tian Wang, Chun Wang, Yujia Xiao, Panpan Jing, Yongfei Cui, Yongping Pu
Ba(Fe0.5Ta0.5)O3/poly(vinylidene fluoride) (BFT/PVDF) flexible nanocomposite films are fabricated by tape casting using dopamine (DA)-modified BFT nanopowders and PVDF as a matrix polymer. After a surface modification of installing a DA layer with a thickness of 5 nm, the interfacial couple interaction between BFT and PVDF is enhanced, resulting in less hole defects at the interface. Then the dielectric constant (ε'), loss tangent (tan δ), and AC conductivity of nanocomposite films are reduced. Meanwhile, the value of the reduced dielectric constant (Δε') and the strength of interfacial polarization (k) are introduced to illustrate the effect of DA on the dielectric behavior of nanocomposite films...
August 30, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791696/comparison-of-a-paediatric-emergency-ruler-with-a-digital-algorithm-for-weight-and-age-estimation
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Ch Both, A Schmitz, P K Buehler, J Wittwer, M Weiss, A R Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Emergency tapes like the "Paediatric-Emergency-Ruler" (PaedER) provide drug dosing and recommend medical airway equipment based on estimated patient bodyweight and age. Previous studies have revealed unsatisfactory accuracy in bodyweight estimation, due to the tapes' length-based weight categories. Therefore, we developed a digital algorithm allowing continuous length-based estimation of weight and age. The aim of this study was to compare the new algorithm with the PaedER regarding accuracy in estimating bodyweight and recommendation of medical airway equipment...
August 9, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780649/de-novo-overactive-bladder-following-midurethral-sling-procedures-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
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Vasilios Pergialiotis, Zini Mudiaga, Despina N Perrea, Stergios K Doumouchtsis
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: De novo overactive bladder (OAB) is a known complication of midurethral sling surgery for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. To date, differences in the incidence of de novo OAB following the use of different types of midurethral sling remain relatively unknown. The purpose of the present systematic review was to evaluate this incidence and summarize current evidence. METHODS: We systematically searched the literature using the MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, ClinicalTrials...
August 5, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772129/the-effects-of-ankle-braces-and-taping-on-lower-extremity-running-kinematics-and-energy-expenditure-in-healthy-non-injured-adults
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Kaori Tamura, Kara N Radzak, Rachele E Vogelpohl, Bethany A Wisthoff, Yukiya Oba, Ronald K Hetzler, Christopher D Stickley
Ankle braces and taping are commonly used to prevent ankle sprains and allow return to play following injury, however, it is unclear how passive restriction of joint motion may effect running gait kinematics and energy expenditure during exercise. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of different types of ankle supports on lower extremity kinematics and energy expenditure during continuous running. Thirteen healthy physically active adults ran at self-selected speed on the treadmill for 30min in four different ankle support conditions: semi-rigid hinged brace, lace-up brace, tape and control...
July 18, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746949/-dislocation-of-the-pip-joint-treatment-of-a-common-ball-sports-injury
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Wibke Müller-Seubert, Gregor Bührer, Raymund E Horch
Background Fractures or fracture dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint often occur during sports or accidents. Dislocations of the PIP-joint are the most common ligamentary injuries of the hand. As this kind of injury is so frequent, hand surgeons and other physicians should be aware of the correct treatment. Objectives This paper summarises the most common injury patterns and the correct treatment of PIP-joint dislocations. Materials and Methods This paper reviews the current literature and describes the standardised treatment of PIP-joint dislocations...
September 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739299/surgical-treatment-of-acute-type-v-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocations-in-professional-athletes-an-anatomic-ligament-reconstruction-with-synthetic-implant-augmentation
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Ioannis K Triantafyllopoulos, Kalliopi Lampropoulou-Adamidou, Nikitas P Schizas, Eleftherios V Karadimas
BACKGROUND: Most acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries occur in men in their third decade of life during high-speed or high-impact body contact sports. The management of acute complete AC joint dislocation is surgical. Current surgical techniques include anatomic reconstruction of the main restraints of the AC joint and aim to improve functional outcomes and to reduce the complication rate. METHODS: We present 10 cases of acute type V AC joint dislocation in professional athletes treated surgically with anatomic reconstruction of the coracoclavicular and AC ligaments and augmentation with the use of a synthetic polyester tape...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724411/a-qualitative-study-exploring-perceptions-and-attitudes-of-community-pharmacists-about-extended-pharmacy-services-in-lahore-pakistan
#16
Furqan K Hashmi, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Adnan Khalid, Fahad Saleem, Hisham Aljadhey, Zaheer Ud Din Babar, Mohammad Bashaar
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, community pharmacies reported a change of business model, whereby a shift from traditional services to the provision of extended roles was observed. However, such delivery of extended pharmacy services (EPS) is reported from the developed world, and there is scarcity of information from the developing nations. Within this context, the present study was aimed to explore knowledge, perception and attitude of community pharmacists (CPs) about EPS and their readiness and acceptance for practice change in the city of Lahore, Pakistan...
July 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712604/-sometimes-you-feel-like-the-freak-show-a%C3%A2-qualitative-assessment-of-emergency-care-experiences-among-transgender-and-gender-nonconforming-patients
#17
Elizabeth A Samuels, Chantal Tape, Naomi Garber, Sarah Bowman, Esther K Choo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Transgender, gender-variant, and intersex (trans) people have decreased access to care and poorer health outcomes compared with the general population. Little has been studied and documented about such patients' emergency department (ED) experiences and barriers to care. Using survey and qualitative research methods, this study aims to identify specific areas for improvement and generate testable hypotheses about the barriers and challenges for trans individuals needing acute care...
July 13, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697158/how-accurate-are-pediatric-emergency-tapes-a-comparison-of-4-emergency-tapes-with-different-length-based-weight-categorization
#18
Christian P Both, Achim Schmitz, Philipp K Buehler, Markus Weiss, Alexander R Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric emergency tapes have been developed to support paramedics and emergency physicians when dosing drugs and selecting medical equipment in pediatric emergency situations. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of 4 pediatric emergency tapes to correctly estimate patient's weight based on a large population of patients. METHODS: Patients undergoing general anesthesia between January 2012 and March 2015 with documented age, sex, body weight, and length were identified from the electronic anesthesia patient data management system of the Department of Anaesthesia, University Children's Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646807/manual-therapy-with-cryotherapy-versus-manual-therapy-with-kinesio-taping-for-males-with-lumbar-discopathy-a-pilot-randomized-trial
#19
Pawel Lizis, Wojciech Kobza
Context • Numerous modalities of therapeutic interventions exist for lumbar discopathy. Manual therapy is one option, although its effectiveness remains controversial. The addition of cryotherapy to manual therapy may enhance the health benefits in patients with lumbar discopathy.  Objective • The study intended to evaluate the efficacy of manual therapy combined with cryotherapy vs manual therapy combined with Kinesio taping for males with lumbar discopathy. Design • The research team designed a pilot randomized trial with concealed allocation, assessor blinding, and intention-to-treat analysis...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607423/growth-of-high-quality-bi2sr2-cacu2o8-%C3%AE-whiskers-and-electrical-properties-of-resulting-exfoliated-flakes
#20
Apoorv Jindal, Digambar A Jangade, Nikhil Kumar, Jaykumar Vaidya, Ipsita Das, Rudheer Bapat, Jayesh Parmar, Bhagyashree A Chalke, Arumugam Thamizhavel, Mandar M Deshmukh
In this work, we demonstrate a simple technique to grow high-quality whiskers of Bi2 Sr2 CaCu2 O8+δ - a high T c superconductor. Structural analysis shows the single-crystalline nature of the grown whiskers. To probe electrical properties, we exfoliate these whiskers into thin flakes (~50 nm thick) using the scotch-tape technique and develop a process to realize good electrical contacts. We observe a superconducting critical temperature, T c , of 86 K. We map the evolution of the critical current as a function of temperature...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
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