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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794682/semenovia-gyirongensis-apiaceae-a-new-species-from-xizang-china
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Qun Ying Xiao, Jin Bo Tan, Hao Yu Hu, Song Dong Zhou, Xing Jin He
Based on morphology and molecular data, a new species Semenovia gyirongensis Q.Y.Xiao & X.J.He, from Gyirong County, Xizang, China, is described and illustrated. It is morphologically most similar to S. malcolmii (Hemsley & Pearson) Pimenov, but differs in its cylindric much-branched root, intensively branching long underground caudex with distinct nodes, narrowly ovate to ovate terminal leaf lobes, oblong bracts with obtuse-rounded or cuneate apex.
2017: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716047/protocol-adherence-for-continuously-titrated-interventions-in-randomized-trials-an-overview-of-the-current-methodology-and-case-study
#2
F Lauzier, N K Adhikari, A Seely, K K Y Koo, E P Belley-Côté, K E A Burns, D J Cook, F D'Aragon, B Rochwerg, M E Kho, S J W Oczkowksi, E H Duan, M O Meade, A G Day, F Lamontagne
BACKGROUND: The standard definition for protocol adherence is the proportion of all scheduled doses that are delivered. In clinical research, this definition has several limitations when evaluating protocol adherence in trials that study interventions requiring continuous titration. DISCUSSION: Building upon a specific case study, we analyzed a recent trial of a continuously titrated intervention to assess the impact of different definitions of protocol deviations on the interpretation of protocol adherence...
July 17, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689943/real-life-experience-with-ovation-stent-graft-lesson-learned-from-first-hundred-fifty-treated-patients
#3
Pasqualino Sirignano, Wassim Mansour, Chiara Pranteda, Andrea Siani, Federico Accrocca, Alessandro d'Adamo, Laura Capoccia, Francesco Speziale
OBJECTIVES: To report immediate and mid-term results of an unselected population of patients treated for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) by endovascular repair (EVAR) using the Ovation stent-graft. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A double-center retrospective study was conducted on a prospectively collected database between 2012 and 2015. One hundred fifty-six elective patients were included. The outcome measures considered for analysis were primary technical success,30-day and midterm reintervention, and all-cause and AAA-related mortality rates...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684370/a-primary-pigmented-choroid-plexus-papilloma-located-within-the-sella-turcica-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Xuan Gong, Chao Liu, Longbo Zhang, Zhenyan Li, Christopher M Bartley, Zhixiong Liu
BACKGROUND: Choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are rare benign tumors, and the pigmented subtype is observed even more rarely. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case of a 43-year-old woman with complaints of headache and progressive left monocular visual deterioration, whose initial plain computed tomography CT scan showed an ovate high-density tumor located within the insellar region. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a homogeneously contrast-enhancing tumor extending from the sella turcica to the suprasellar cistern...
July 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602578/femoral-arterial-haemostasis-using-an-anchored-collagen-plug-after-percutaneous-evar-with-an-ultra-low-profile-device-prospective-audit-of-an-evolving-post-close-technique
#5
A Chaudhuri
OBJECTIVE: To present an audit of a successful "post-close" haemostatic technique using the Angio-Seal VIP vascular closure device (VCD) after percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair (p-EVAR) using an ultra-low profile (ULP) device. METHODS: Thirty patients underwent EVAR using the Ovation device, of which 26 procedures were totally percutaneous. Data including patient habitus, procedural details, number of VCDs deployed including use of the double wire approach, and technical success/complications were prospectively recorded...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594812/-staged-implantation-of-an-abdominal-stent-graft
#6
I V Popova, A A Karpenko, P V Ignatenko, M A Soborov
The article deals with a case report regarding successful surgical management of a patient presenting with an anatomically complicated aneurysm of the aortic infrarenal portion and iliac arteries. The first stage consisted in performing implantation of the Ovation Prime stent graft into the abdominal aorta. One month later, the second stage carried out for residual type IB endoleak consisted in implantation of the iliac components of the stent graft into the external iliac arteries on the right and the left...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529732/microarray-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-genes-and-their-functions-in-omental-visceral-adipose-tissues-of-pregnant-women-with-vs-without-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#7
Yuan Qian, Hao Sun, Hongli Xiao, Meirun Ma, Xue Xiao, Qinzai Qu
Increasing evidence has shown that insulin resistance in omental visceral adipose tissue (OVAT) is a characteristic of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The present study aimed to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and their associated functions and pathways involved in the pathogenesis of GDM by comparing the expression profiles of OVATs obtained from pregnant Chinese women with and without GDM during caesarian section. A total of 935 DEGs were identified, including 450 downregulated and 485 upregulated genes...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489895/flowering-after-disaster-early-danian-buckthorn-rhamnaceae-flowers-and-leaves-from-patagonia
#8
Nathan A Jud, Maria A Gandolfo, Ari Iglesias, Peter Wilf
Southern-Hemisphere terrestrial communities from the early Paleocene are poorly known, but recent work on Danian plant fossils from the Salamanca Formation in Chubut Province, Argentina are providing critical data on earliest Paleocene floras. The fossils described here come from a site in the Salamanca Formation dating to ca. 1 million years or less after the end-Cretaceous extinction event; they are the first fossil flowers reported from the Danian of South America, and possible the entire Southern Hemisphere...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430887/measurement-of-forces-and-moments-around-the-maxillary-arch-for-treatment-of-a-simulated-lingual-incisor-and-high-canine-malocclusion-using-straight-and-mushroom-archwires-in-fixed-lingual-appliances
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Brandon Owen, Geoffry Gullion, Giseon Heo, Jason P Carey, Paul W Major, Dan L Romanyk
Introduction: An Orthodontic SIMulator (OSIM) was used to investigate the propagation of forces and moments around a simulated archform for a gingival displaced canine and lingual displaced lateral incisor using fixed lingual orthodontic appliances. Methods: In-Ovation L self-ligating lingual brackets were bonded to anatomically shaped teeth on the OSIM, and the teeth were positioned such that a G4 NiTi 0.016" large maxillary mushroom archwire could be ligated in passive position...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392783/agro-industrial-wastes-for-production-of-biosurfactant-by-bacillus-subtilis-anr-88-and-its-application-in-synthesis-of-silver-and-gold-nanoparticles
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Ashwini N Rane, Vishakha V Baikar, V Ravi Kumar, Rajendra L Deopurkar
Biosurfactants, surface-active amphiphilic compounds, despite having a wide range of applications, have a high cost of production, which severely restricts their use. For cheaper production of biosurfactant, we investigated the potential of the indigenously isolated biosurfactant producing organism, Bacillus subtilis ANR 88, to grow on different cheap carbon sources (molasses, whey, and extracts of potato peels, orange peels, banana peels, and bagasse). We found that, B. subtilis ANR 88 used significant amounts of total sugar to produce cell biomass and biosurfactant...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382887/morphology-and-molecular-characterization-of-demidospermus-spirophallus-n-sp-d-prolixus-n-sp-monogenea-dactylogyridae-and-a-redescription-of-d-anus-in-siluriform-catfish-from-brazil
#11
L Franceschini, A C Zago, M I Müller, C J Francisco, R M Takemoto, R J da Silva
The present study describes Demidospermus spirophallus n. sp. and Demidospermus prolixus n. sp. (Monogenea, Dactylogyridae) from the siluriform catfish Loricaria prolixa Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1978 (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from the state of São Paulo, Brazil, supported by morphological and molecular data. In addition, notes on the circumscription of the genus with a redescription of Demisdospermus anus are presented. Demidospermus spirophallus n. sp. differed from other congeners mainly because of the morphology of the male copulatory organ (MCO), which exhibited 2½ counterclockwise rings, a tubular accessory piece with one bifurcated end and a weakly sclerotized vagina with sinistral opening...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341512/change-in-aortic-neck-diameter-after-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Marcus R Kret, Kenneth Tran, Jason T Lee
BACKGROUND: Implications of aortic neck dilatation following endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) are unclear. Previous studies are limited to comparisons of individual, early generation devices. We compared aortic neck dilatation among contemporary stent grafts. METHODS: We reviewed preoperative and postoperative computed tomographic angiograms for EVARs performed from 2008-2014. Images were analyzed using 3-dimensional centerline reconstructions. Aortic neck diameter was measured in orthogonal planes at and 10 mm below the lowest renal artery...
August 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339591/comparison-of-the-force-levels-among-labial-and-lingual-self-ligating-and-conventional-brackets-in-simulated-misaligned-teeth
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Ahmad Alobeid, Tarek El-Bialy, Said Khawatmi, Cornelius Dirk, Andreas Jäger, Christoph Bourauel
Background/objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate force levels exerted by levelling arch wires with labial and lingual conventional and self-ligating brackets. Materials/methods: The tested orthodontic brackets were of the 0.022-in slot size for labial and 0.018-in for lingual brackets and were as follows: 1. Labial brackets: (i) conventional bracket (GAC-Twin, Dentsply), (ii) passive self-ligating (SL) brackets (Damon-Q®, ORMCO; Ortho classic H4™, Orthoclassic; FLI®SL, Rocky Mountain Orthodontics) and (iii) active SL brackets (GAC In-Ovation®C, DENTSPLY and SPEED™, Strite)...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228689/athyrium-haleakalae-athyriaceae-a-new-rheophytic-fern-species-from-east-maui-hawaiian-islands-with-notes-on-its-distribution-ecology-and-conservation-status
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Kenneth R Wood, Warren L Wagner
Athyrium haleakalae K.R. Wood & W.L. Wagner (Athyriaceae), a small lithophytic fern from East Maui, Hawaiian Islands, is described and illustrated. Notes on its distribution, ecology, and conservation status are also presented. The new species appears to be an obligate rheophyte, preferring sites of fast moving water along concave walls of streams and waterfalls. Athyrium haleakalae differs from the only other known Hawaiian Athyrium, Athyrium microphyllum (Sm.) Alston, in having rhizomes 1-3 cm long and lanceolate blades 1- to 2-pinnate-pinnatifid, 3-8(-11) × 1-3(-4) cm, as compared to Athyrium microphyllum having rhizomes (10-)15-30 cm long and ovate to ovate-triangular blades 3-pinnate-pinnatifid to 4-pinnate, 30-82 × 20-50 cm...
2017: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216848/clinical-outcome-of-tooth-supported-fixed-partial-dentures-in-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-patients-a-case-series
#15
Sudhir Bhandari
INTRODUCTION: Cleft lip and palate (CLP) is the most frequent congenital facial abnormality and multidisciplinary treatment extending over many years is necessary to rehabilitate the affected individuals to normal function and esthetics. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical treatment outcome for missing teeth with tooth supported fixed partial dentures in unilateral cleft lip and palate patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Tooth supported fixed partial denture (T-FPD) was utilized for restoration of missing teeth in the cleft area for 9 non syndromic, unilateral cleft lip and palate patients (U-CLP)...
January 2017: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125144/evaluation-of-force-released-by-deflection-of-orthodontic-wires-in-conventional-and-self-ligating-brackets
#16
Rodrigo Hitoshi Higa, Nayara Thiago Semenara, José Fernando Castanha Henriques, Guilherme Janson, Renata Sathler, Thais Maria Freire Fernandes
Introduction: The aim of the study was to evaluate deflection forces of rectangular orthodontic wires in conventional (MorelliTM), active (In-Ovation RTM) and passive (Damon 3MXTM) self-ligating brackets. Material and Methods: Two brands of stainless steel and nickel-titanium (NiTi) wires (MorelliTM and GACTM), in addition to OrmcoTM copper-nickel-titanium wires were used. Specimens were assembled in a clinical simulation device especially designed for this study and tested in an Instron universal testing machine...
November 2016: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123940/genome-wide-dna-promoter-methylation-and-transcriptome-analysis-in-human-adipose-tissue-unravels-novel-candidate-genes-for-obesity
#17
Maria Keller, Lydia Hopp, Xuanshi Liu, Tobias Wohland, Kerstin Rohde, Raffaella Cancello, Matthias Klös, Karl Bacos, Matthias Kern, Fabian Eichelmann, Arne Dietrich, Michael R Schön, Daniel Gärtner, Tobias Lohmann, Miriam Dreßler, Michael Stumvoll, Peter Kovacs, Anna-Maria DiBlasio, Charlotte Ling, Hans Binder, Matthias Blüher, Yvonne Böttcher
OBJECTIVE/METHODS: DNA methylation plays an important role in obesity and related metabolic complications. We examined genome-wide DNA promoter methylation along with mRNA profiles in paired samples of human subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and omental visceral adipose tissue (OVAT) from non-obese vs. obese individuals. RESULTS: We identified negatively correlated methylation and expression of several obesity-associated genes in our discovery dataset and in silico replicated ETV6 in two independent cohorts...
January 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076989/improvement-of-patient-eligibility-with-the-use-of-new-generation-endografts-for-the-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-comparison-study-among-currently-used-endografts-and-literature-review
#18
REVIEW
Nikolaos Kontopodis, George Papadopoulos, Nikolaos Galanakis, Dimitrios Tsetis, Christos V Ioannou
BACKGROUND: Newer generation devices have attempted to accommodate a wider range of aortoiliac anatomies offering endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) to more patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). We aim to examine the anatomic suitability for the ultra-low profile Ovation endograft in our AAA patients and to compare them with other contemporary devices. METHODS: 158 consecutive AAA patients treated with EVAR or open surgical repair (OSR) were tested for EVAR eligibility according to the most commonly used endografts' instructions for use...
March 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076292/445-nm-diode-laser-assisted-debonding-of-self-ligating-ceramic-brackets
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Steffen Stein, Alexander Kleye, Michael Schauseil, Andreas Hellak, Heike Korbmacher-Steiner, Andreas Braun
OBJECTIVES: This study determined the influence of irradiation on aesthetic ceramic brackets with a novel 445-nm diode laser prior to debonding on the bracket failure mode. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty ceramic brackets (In-Ovation® C, GAC) were standard-bonded to the oral and buccal planed and polished enamel surfaces of 15 caries-free human 3rd molars. Prior to study-blinded debonding, the brackets in the laser group were irradiated with the diode laser (SIROLaser Blue®, Sirona), while the irradiation was simulated within the conventional group...
January 11, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073558/selective-growth-promotion-of-bloom-forming-raphidophyte-heterosigma-akashiwo-by-a-marine-bacterial-strain
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Aiko Higashi, Yoshiko Fujitani, Natsuko Nakayama, Akio Tani, Shoko Ueki
Algal bloom is typically caused by aberrant propagation of a single species, resulting in its predomination in the local population. While environmental factors including temperature and eutrophication are linked to bloom, the precise mechanism of its formation process is still obscure. Here, we isolated a bacterial strain that promotes growth of Heterosigma akashiwo, a Raphidophyceae that causes harmful algal blooms. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence, the strain was identified as Altererythrobacter ishigakiensis, a member of the class Alphaproteobacteria...
December 2016: Harmful Algae
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