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Iva Přikrylová, Andrew P Shinn, Giuseppe Paladini
A new genus and species of monogenean belonging to the Gyrodactylidae, Citharodactylus gagei n. gen. et n. sp. (Plathyhelminthes, Monogenea), is described from the gills of the moon fish, Citharinus citharus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire), a characiform fish collected from Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. The new viviparous genus can be readily distinguished from the six other gyrodactylid genera recorded from Africa and from the other viviparous genera within the Gyrodactylidae based on the morphology of the male copulatory organ (MCO), which consists of a muscular ovate organ with an opening onto the tegument through which the narrow tapered end of a sclerotised curved cone-shaped structure protrudes...
October 19, 2016: Parasitology Research
Akram Gholami, Arun K Pandey
A new species, Alysicarpus poklianus Gholami & Pandey from Sinhgarh, Maharashtra, India is described. It is morphologically most similar to Alysicarpus hamosus but differs in having ovate leaves, rounded-ovate bracts, larger size of calyx, pods comprising 5-7 longer than broad joints with easily separable septa. In this study, a comprehensive description, and identification key of Alysicarpus poklianus are provided.
2016: PhytoKeys
Andrea Siani, Federico Accrocca, Gennaro De Vivo, Federica Mounayergi, Luca Maria Siani, Roberto Antonelli
The Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft System is a trimodular endoprosthesis planned to overcome the limitations of currently available stent grafts, allowing through complex iliac and femoral access and providing a proximal seal in challange infrarenal neck morphology. The proximal sealing is achieved by means of a network of inflatable rings filled with low-viscosity radiopaque polyethylene glycol (PEG) based polymer during stent graft deployment. The leakage of polymer outside the channel to fill the rings into the vascular system may induce an hypersensitivity reaction and anaphylactic shock...
September 23, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Ryutaro Goto, Hiroshi Ishikawa
The Galeommatoidea is a bivalve superfamily that exhibits high species diversity in shallow waters. Many members of this superfamily are associated commensally with burrowing marine invertebrates in benthic sediments. The genus Borniopsis is known only from eastern Asia and exhibits high host diversity (e.g., mantis shrimps, crabs, holothurians, sipunculans and echiurans). A new species, Borniopsis mortoni sp. n., is described from mud flats at the mouth of the Souzu River, southwestern Shikoku Island, Japan...
2016: ZooKeys
Janek von Byern, Norbert Cyran, Waltraud Klepal, Marie Therese Nödl, Lisa Klinger
Bio-adhesion is a common and crucial process in nature and is used by several different species for camouflage, prey capture, hatching or to avoid drifting. Four genera of cephalopods belonging to four different families (Euprymna, Sepiolidae; Idiosepius, Idiosepiidae; Nautilus, Nautilidae; and Sepia, Sepiidae) produce glue for temporary attachment. Euprymna species live in near-shore benthic habitats of the Indo-Pacific Ocean, are nocturnal and bury into the seafloor during the day. The animals secrete adhesives through their epithelial glands to completely coat themselves with sand...
August 22, 2016: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
Sarita Joshi Narayan, Pranav Kumar Singh, Achut R Devarhubli, R Keerthi
An ideal emergence profile is vital for maintaining gingival health and developing esthetics. The ovate pontic which mimics a natural tooth gives the most appropriate emergence profile. For a successful ovate pontic restoration, an alveolar ridge of sufficient height and width is necessary to enhance the deficient ridge and to achieve an esthetic emergence profile. Interpositional graft was carried out along with ovate pontic to achieve an ideal esthetic restoration. After three months of the postoperative period, there was an increased horizontal dimension in the deficient ridge and an esthetic emergence profile...
July 2016: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
Ana Zn Bergamo, Paulo Nelson-Filho, Fábio L Romano, Raquel Ab da Silva, Maria Cp Saraiva, Lea Ab da Silva, Mirian An Matsumoto
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the alterations on plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI), gingival bleeding index (GBI), and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) volume after use of three different brackets types for 60 days. Setting Participants: The sample comprised 20 patients of both sexes aged 11-15 years (mean age: 13.3 years), with permanent dentition, adequate oral hygiene, and mild tooth crowding, overjet, and overbite. METHODS: A conventional metallic bracket Gemini™, and two different brands of self-ligating brackets - In-Ovation(®)R and SmartClip™ - were bonded to the maxillary incisors and canines...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Orthodontics
Fernanda S Nascimento, Yuping Wei-Pridgeon, Michael J Arrowood, Delynn Moss, Alexandre J da Silva, Eldin Talundzic, Yvonne Qvarnstrom
Illumina library preparation methods for ultra-low input amounts were compared using genomic DNA from two foodborne parasites (Angiostrongylus cantonensis and Cyclospora cayetanensis) as examples. The Ovation Ultralow method resulted in libraries with the highest concentration and produced quality sequencing data, even when the input DNA was in the picogram range.
November 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
D Mazzaccaro, M Sciarrini, G Nano
AIM: One of the technical problems which can be encountered during the endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms, is represented by the challenge of cannulation of the contralateral gate after the opening of the main body of the endograft, especially in case of tortuous aorta-iliac anatomy. Aim of this work is to propose a hypothesis of simplification, verifying the possibility to maximize the area available for the cannulation of the contralateral gate by simulating an oblique distal end of the leg of the most used devices, without affecting the correct sealing between the main body and the iliac extension...
September 2016: Medical Hypotheses
Mukundraj Govindrao Rathod, Anupama Prabhakarrao Pathak
Alkaline proteases are one of the industrially important enzymes and generally preferred from alkaliphilic sources. Here we have provided the data on optimized production and characterization of alkaline proteases from five newly isolated and identified alkaliphiles from Lonar soda lake, India. The data provided for optimization of physicochemical parameters for maximum alkaline proteases production is based on OVAT (one variable at a time) approach. Alkaline protease production (U/mL) recorded by using different agro industrial residues is included in the given data...
September 2016: Data in Brief
Ryutaro Goto, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Yoichi Hamamura
The bivalve Tellimya fujitaniana ( Yokoyama, 1927 ) (Galeommatoidea, Heterodonta) was described based on a fossil shell. Until now, the biology of living animals has not been reported. In this study, we found T. fujitaniana in a commensal relationship with the heart urchin Echinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777) (Spatangoida, Echinoidea) on the intertidal mud flats of the Seto Inland Sea, Japan. We investigated the morphology, host associations, and reproductive biology of this bivalve species. The elongate-ovate shell is covered by a reddish-brown ferruginous deposit...
August 2016: Zoological Science
Ioana Cristina Constantinescu, Ioana Cobzaru, D Khlur B Mukhim, Costică Adam
Two new feather mite species of the genus Trouessartia Canestrini are described from birds captured in Meghalaya (India): Trouessartia longidenticulata Constantinescu sp. n. from Pycnonotus cafer (Linnaeus) (Passeriformes, Pycnonotidae) and Trouessartia dicruri Constantinescu sp. n. from Dicrurus aeneus (Vieillot) (Passeriformes, Dicruridae). In the genus Trouessartia, males of T. longidenticulata show a unique character state in having the lamellae of the opisthosomal lobes with long and sharp denticles. Both sexes of T...
2016: Zootaxa
Christos V Ioannou, Nikolaos Kontopodis, Efstratios Georgakarakos, Elias Kehagias, Eleni Metaxa, Stella Lioudaki, Yannis Papaharilaou, Dimitrios Tsetis
PURPOSE: To investigate if the routine use of an aortic balloon within 15-30 min after Ovation stent graft ring inflation would resolve any inflow stenosis, which may reach 60 %, at the level of the sealing rings. Moreover, we estimated the potential hemodynamic compromise in these patients during rest and exercise. METHODS: Following 3-dimensional reconstruction of AAA models, cross-sectional area of the infrarenal aorta just proximal the sealing mechanism (A aort, R aort, respectively) and internal area at the site of stenosis (A int, R int, respectively) were measured for 83...
November 2016: La Radiologia Medica
Sergey V Mironov, Ricardo L Palma
A new feather mite species, Trouessartia sechellarum sp. n. (Astigmata: Analgoidea: Trouessartiidae), is described from the Seychelles magpie-robin Copsychus sechellarum (Passeriformes: Muscicapidae), an endangered endemic passerine bird inhabiting the Seychelles Islands. The most clear features distinguishing this mite from the related species, T. microfolia Gaud, 1952, are as follows: in both sexes, setae c2 do not exceed 30 μm and are subequal in length to setae c3 and sRIII; in males, the hysteronotal shield is completely split into the prohysteronotal and lobar parts by a narrow groove, and the terminal lamellae are attenuate apically; in females, the median part of the hysteronotal shield bears numerous ovate lacunae, the terminal cleft width is approximately equal to the opisthosomal lobe width, and the collar of the spermathecal head is smooth...
September 1, 2016: Acta Parasitologica
Zvonimir Krajcer, Venkatesh G Ramaiah, Meredith Huetter, Larry E Miller
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility, safety, and clinical utility of a fast-track endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) protocol. BACKGROUND: Despite recent advances in EVAR technology and techniques, considerable opportunity exists to further improve EVAR efficiency and outcomes. METHODS: Eligible patients underwent elective EVAR with the Ovation Prime stent graft. Successful completion of the fast-track protocol required bilateral percutaneous access, avoidance of general anesthesia and intensive care unit admission, and next-day discharge...
July 12, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
C V Ioannou, D K Tsetis
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August 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Chao Yang, Wenjin Shen, Yong He, Zhihong Tian, Jianxiong Li
OVATE gene was first identified as a key regulator of fruit shape in tomato. OVATE family proteins (OFPs) are characterized as plant-specific transcription factors and conserved in Arabidopsis, tomato, and rice. Roles of OFPs involved in plant development and growth are largely unknown. Brassinosteroids (BRs) are a class of steroid hormones involved in diverse biological functions. OsGKS2 plays a critical role in BR signaling by phosphorylating downstream components such as OsBZR1 and DLT. Here we report in rice that OsOFP8 plays a positive role in BR signaling pathway...
June 2016: PLoS Genetics
Martin Storck, Thomas Nolte, Matthias Tenholt, Lieven Maene, Geert Maleux, Dierk Scheinert
BACKGROUND: Female patients are underrepresented in most stentgraft (EVAR) trials due to a reduced anatomical eligibility for endovascular treatment. The purpose of this analysis was to determine the performance of the Ovation® and Ovation Prime® stent graft in women versus men for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. METHODS: From May 2011 to December 2013, 501 patients (86% men, mean age 73 yr) from 30 sites were prospectively enrolled in the OVATION Registry and electively treated with endovascular aneurysm repair...
June 21, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Ana Zilda Nazar Bergamo, Paulo Nelson-Filho, Marcela Cristina Damião Andrucioli, Cássio do Nascimento, Vinícius Pedrazzi, Mírian Aiko Nakane Matsumoto
OBJECTIVES: The aims were to evaluate the levels of bacterial species in saliva and in situ and to assess whether the design of brackets influences the risk of developing periodontal disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients (13.3 mean age) were bonded with self-ligating brackets and a conventional bracket. Saliva was collected before bonding and 30 and 60 days after bonding. One sample of each bracket was removed 30 and 60 days after bonding. The analysis was determined by checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization...
June 6, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
Dan L Romanyk, Kenji Au, Darren Isfeld, Giseon Heo, Michael P Major, Paul W Major
INTRODUCTION: The focus of the presented study was to investigate the effect of buccal-lingual (B-L) orthodontic bracket slot dimension on third-order torque mechanics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three types of orthodontic brackets and two archwire sizes were considered. Ortho Classic H4 (0.026″ B-L slot, passive), Ormco Damon Q (0.028″ B-L slot, passive), and In-Ovation R (0.028″ slot, active) brackets were tested using 0.017″ × 0.025″ and 0.019″ × 0...
June 3, 2016: European Journal of Orthodontics
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