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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933260/use-of-a-10-22%C3%A2-m-diameter-epb-shield-a-case-study-in-beijing-subway-construction
#1
Xinggao Li, Dajun Yuan, Yuhai Guo, Zhiyong Cai
INTRODUCTION: Beijing subway line 14 includes four stations and approximately 2.8 km of tunnels between the Dongfengbeiqiao and Jingshunlu areas of the city. Due to the surface and underground space limitations of this section, a double-track running tunnel instead of two single-track running tunnels was adopted to connect the two stations. The double-track tunnels were excavated by a 10.22 m diameter earth pressure balance (EPB) shield. It was the first time that an EPB shield more than 10 m in diameter was used in Beijing subway construction...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931799/oncocytic-papillary-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-clinicopathological-and-genetic-analysis-and-indolent-clinical-course-in-14-cases
#2
Guiyan Han, Wenjuan Yu, Jing Chu, Yan Liu, Yanxia Jiang, Yujun Li, Wei Zhang
A sort of PRCC with distinct eosinophilic cytoplasm named Oncocytic Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma (OPRCC) has been increasingly attracting the attention of researchers recently. However, owing to the rarity of OPRCC, the clinicopathological and genetic features of the tumor have still not been well elucidated and whether it should be regarded as an independent subtype of PRCC remains controversial. Herein, a cohort of 14 OPRCCs was studied with the aim of revealing the distinct clinicopathological features, facilitating the classification and correct diagnosis of OPRCC...
April 28, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930706/do-reported-effects-of-acute-aerobic-exercise-on-subsequent-higher-cognitive-performances-remain-if-tested-against-an-instructed-self-myofascial-release-training-control-group-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Max Oberste, Wilhelm Bloch, Sven T Hübner, Philipp Zimmer
A substantial body of evidence suggests positive effects of acute aerobic exercise (AAE) on subsequent higher cognitive functions in healthy young adults. These effects are widely understood as a result of the ongoing physiological adaptation processes induced by the preceding AAE. However, designs of published studies do not control for placebo, Hawthorne and subject expectancy effects. Therefore, these studies do not, at a high degree of validity, allow attributing effects of AEE on subsequent cognitive performance to exercise induced physical arousal...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928911/soft-silicone-foam-dressing-is-more-effective-than-polyurethane-film-dressing-for-preventing-intraoperatively-acquired-pressure-ulcers-in-spinal-surgery-patients-the-border-operating-room-spinal-surgery-boss-trial-in-japan
#4
Mine Yoshimura, Norihiko Ohura, Junko Tanaka, Shoichi Ichimura, Yusuke Kasuya, Oruto Hotta, Yu Kagaya, Takuya Sekiyama, Mitsuko Tannba, Nao Suzuki
Preventing intraoperatively acquired pressure ulcers (IAPUs) in patients undergoing spinal surgery in the prone position using a Relton-Hall frame is challenging. We investigated the efficacy of soft silicone foam dressings in preventing IAPUs. A prospective dual-center sham study was conducted among patients undergoing elective spinal surgery in a general hospital and a university hospital in Japan. The incidence of IAPUs that developed when soft silicone foam dressings and polyurethane film dressings were used was compared on two sides in the same patient...
December 7, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927567/probing-and-tapping-are-we-inserting-pedicle-screws-correctly
#5
Vishal Prasad, Addisu Mesfin, Robert Lee, Julie Reigrut, John Schmidt
PURPOSE: Although there are a significant number of research publications on the topic of bone morphology and the strength of bone, the clinical significance of a failed pedicle screw is often revision surgery and the potential for further postoperative complications; especially in elderly patients with osteoporotic bone. The purpose of this report is to quantify the mechanical strength of the foam-screw interface by assessing probe/pilot hole diameter and tap sizes using statistically relevant sample sizes under highly controlled test conditions...
November 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927514/stability-and-spine-pedicle-screws-fixation-strength-a-comparative-study-of-bone-density-and-insertion-angle
#6
Farid Amirouche, Giovanni F Solitro, Brenden P Magnan
STUDY DESIGN: Analysis of insertion angle and bone density on the pedicle screw fixation strength with a novel testing protocol that accounts for the articular processes. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between pedicle screw fixation strength and bone mineral density for different transverse screw insertion angles. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The stability of the screw can become compromised by demineralization of the vertebral bone due to diseases such as osteoporosis...
July 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925379/cu-oh-2-coco3-oh-2-%C3%A2-nh2-o-core-shell-heterostructure-nanowire-array-an-efficient-3d-anodic-catalyst-for-oxygen-evolution-and-methanol-electrooxidation
#7
Lisi Xie, Chun Tang, Kunyang Wang, Gu Du, Abdullah M Asiri, Xuping Sun
A Cu(OH)2 @CoCO3 (OH)2 ·nH2 O (CCHH) core-shell heterostructure nanowire array acts as robust 3D oxygen evolution reaction catalyst. It needs overpotential of 270 mV to drive 50 mA cm(-2) in 1.0 m KOH, outperforming CCHH nanowire array on copper foam and most reported Co-based oxygen evolution reaction catalysts in alkaline media. It is also efficient for methanol electrooxidation.
December 7, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924857/electrohydrodynamic-assisted-assembly-of-hierarchically-structured-3d-crumpled-nanostructures-for-efficient-solar-conversions
#8
Hidetaka Ishihara, Yen-Chang Chen, Nicholas De Marco, Oliver Lin, Chih-Meng Huang, Vipawee Limsakoune, Yi-Chia Chou, Yang Yang, Vincent Tung
The tantalizing prospect of harnessing the unique properties of graphene crumpled nanostructures continues to fuel tremendous interest in energy storage and harvesting applications. However, the paper ball-like, hard texture, and closed-sphere morphology of current 3D graphitic nanostructure production not only constricts the conductive pathways but also limits the accessible surface area. Here, we report new insights into electrohydrodynamically-generated droplets as colloidal nanoreactors in that the stimuli-responsive nature of reduced graphene oxide can lead to the formation of crumpled nanostructures with a combination of open structures and doubly curved, saddle-shaped edges...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924340/exosome-like-silica-nanoparticles-a-novel-ultrasound-contrast-agent-for-stem-cell-imaging
#9
Fang Chen, Ming Ma, Junxin Wang, Fang Wang, Shi-Xiong Chern, Eric Ruike Zhao, Anamik Jhunjhunwala, Sean Darmadi, Hangrong Chen, Jesse V Jokerst
Ultrasound is critical in many areas of medicine including obstetrics, oncology, and cardiology with emerging applications in regenerative medicine. However, one critical limitation of ultrasound is the low contrast of target tissue over background. Here, we describe a novel cup-shaped silica nanoparticle that is reminiscent of exosomes and that has significant ultrasound impedance mismatch for labelling stem cells for regenerative medicine imaging. These exosome-like silica nanoparticles (ELS) were created through emulsion templating and the silica precursors bis(triethoxysilyl)ethane (BTSE) and bis(3-trimethoxysilyl-propyl)amine (TSPA)...
December 7, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923482/reproducibility-of-a-new-signal-processing-technique-to-assess-joint-sway-during-standing
#10
Fabian Marcel Rast, Judith Verena Graser, André Meichtry, Markus Josef Ernst, Christoph Michael Bauer
Postural control strategies can be investigated by kinematic analysis of joint movements. However, current research is focussing mainly on the analysis of centre of pressure excursion and lacks consensus on how to assess joint movement during postural control tasks. This study introduces a new signal processing technique to comprehensively quantify joint sway during standing and evaluates its reproducibility. Fifteen patients with non-specific low back pain and ten asymptomatic participants performed three repetitions of a 60-second standing task on foam surface...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919751/less-head-motion-during-mri-under-task-than-resting-state-conditions
#11
Willem Huijbers, Koene R A Van Dijk, Meta M Boenniger, Rüdiger Stirnberg, Monique M B Breteler
Head motion reduces data quality of neuroimaging data. In three functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments we demonstrate that people make less head movements under task than resting-state conditions. In Experiment 1, we observed less head motion during a memory encoding task than during the resting-state condition. In Experiment 2, using publicly shared data from the UCLA Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics LA5c Study, we again found less head motion during several active task conditions than during a resting-state condition, although some task conditions also showed comparable motion...
December 2, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919518/polydopamine-decorated-3d-nickel-foam-for-extraction-of-sixteen-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
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Ying Cai, Zhihong Yan, Ming Yang, Xiaoying Huang, Weiping Min, Lijia Wang, Qingyun Cai
In this work, polydopamine coated 3D nickel foam (NF-PDA) was prepared and applied as sorbent for the solid phase extraction (SPE) of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from water samples. NF-PDA were synthesized by situ oxidative self-polymerization procedure and characterized by using the techniques of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectrum analysis (EDS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Its performance was evaluated by the SPE of 16 PAHs from water samples, followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometrical (GC-MS) analysis...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919348/hdl-function-is-impaired-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-independent-of-plasma-hdl-cholesterol-levels
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Wijtske Annema, Hendrik M Willemsen, Jan Freark de Boer, Arne Dikkers, Markus van der Giet, Wybe Nieuwland, Anneke C Muller Kobold, L Joost van Pelt, Riemer H J A Slart, Iwan C C van der Horst, Robin P F Dullaart, René A Tio, Uwe J F Tietge
BACKGROUND: High-density lipoproteins (HDLs) protect against the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. HDL function represents an emerging concept in cardiovascular research. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the association between HDL functionality and acute myocardial infarction (MI) independent of HDL-cholesterol plasma levels. METHODS: Participants (non-ST-segment elevation MI, non-STEMI, n = 41; STEMI, n = 37; non-MI patients, n = 33) from a prospective follow-up study enrolling patients with acute chest pain were matched for age and plasma HDL cholesterol...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916685/finding-the-right-fit-studying-the-biomechanics-of-under-tapping-with-varied-thread-depth-and-pitch
#14
Ehsan Jazini, Carmen Petraglia, Mark Moldavsky, Oliver Tannous, Tristan Weir, Comron Saifi, Omar Elkassabany, Yiwei Cai, Brandon Bucklen, Joseph O'Brien, Steven C Ludwig
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Compromise of pedicle screw purchase is a concern in maintaining rigid spinal fixation, especially with osteoporosis. Little consistency exists among various tapping techniques. Pedicle screws are often prepared with taps of a smaller diameter, which can further exacerbate inconsistency. PURPOSE: To determine whether a mismatch between tap thread depth (D) and pitch (P) and screw thread D and P affects fixation when under-tapping in osteoporotic bone...
December 1, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916263/polyurethane-foam-puf-disk-passive-samplers-derived-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-concentrations-in-the-ambient-air-of-bursa-turkey-spatial-and-temporal-variations-and-health-risk-assessment
#15
Aşkın Birgül, Perihan Binnur Kurt-Karakus, Henry Alegria, Elif Gungormus, Halil Celik, Tugba Cicek, Emine Can Güven
Polyurethane foam (PUF) passive samplers were employed to assess air concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in background, agricultural, semi-urban, urban and industrial sites in Bursa, Turkey. Samplers were deployed for approximately 2-month periods from February to December 2014 in five sampling campaign. Results showed a clear rural-agricultural-semi-urban-urban-industrial PCBs concentration gradient. Considering all sampling periods, ambient air concentrations of Σ43PCBs ranged from 9.6 to 1240 pg/m(3) at all sites with an average of 24...
December 1, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914703/evidence-from-the-oxford-classification-cohort-supports-the-clinical-value-of-subclassification-of%C3%A2-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-in-iga%C3%A2-nephropathy
#16
Shubha S Bellur, Fanny Lepeytre, Olga Vorobyeva, Stéphan Troyanov, H Terence Cook, Ian S D Roberts
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a common finding in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Here we assessed FSGS lesions in the Oxford Classification patient cohort and correlated histology with clinical presentation and outcome to determine whether subclassification of the S score in IgAN is reproducible and of clinical value. Our subclassification of lesions in 137 individuals with segmental glomerulosclerosis or adhesion (S1) identified 38% with podocyte hypertrophy, 10% with hyalinosis, 9% with resorption droplets within podocytes, 7% with tip lesions, 3% with perihilar sclerosis, and 2% with endocapillary foam cells...
November 30, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912912/passive-air-sampling-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-pops-and-emerging-compounds-in-kolkata-megacity-and-rural-mangrove-wetland-sundarban-in-india-an-approach-to-regional-monitoring
#17
Karla Pozo, Santosh Kumar Sarkar, Victor H Estellano, Soumita Mitra, Ondrej Audi, Petr Kukucka, Petra Přibylová, Jana Klánová, Simonetta Corsolini
Polyurethane foam (PUF) disk passive air samplers were deployed concurrently at five sites across Kolkata megacity and the rural mangrove wetland of Sundarban (UNESCO World Heritage Site) between January-March in 2014. Samples were analyzed for hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs), dichlorodiphenyltricholoroethanes (DDTs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Derived air concentrations (pg/m(3)) for Kolkata ranged: for ∑α- and γ-HCH between 70 and 207 (114 ± 62), ∑6DDTs: 127-216 (161 ± 36), ∑7PCBs: 53-213 (141 ± 64), and ∑10PBDEs: 0...
November 29, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911034/improved-li-storage-through-homogeneous-n-doping-within-highly-branched-tubular-graphitic-foam
#18
Jinyang Dong, Yanming Xue, Chao Zhang, Qunhong Weng, Pengcheng Dai, Yijun Yang, Min Zhou, Cuiling Li, Qiuhong Cui, Xiaohong Kang, Chengchun Tang, Yoshio Bando, Dmitri Golberg, Xi Wang
A novel carbon structure, highly branched homogeneous-N-doped graphitic (BNG) tubular foam, is designed via a novel N, N-dimethylformamide (DMF)-mediated chemical vapor deposition method. More structural defects are found at the branched portions as compared with the flat tube domains providing abundant active sites and spacious reservoirs for Li(+) storage. An individual BNG branch nanobattery is constructed and tested using in situ transmission electron microscopy and the lithiation process is directly visualized in real time...
December 2, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910462/a-precision-cryostat-design-for-manual-and-semi-automated-cryo-plunge-instruments
#19
Christopher J Russo, Steve Scotcher, Martin Kyte
Here we describe a bench-top cryostat system to control the temperature of liquid ethane in a cryo-plunge apparatus designed for biological specimen preparation for electron cryomicroscopy. It comprises a foam insulated Dewar containing a copper cryostat cup, whose temperature is controlled via an active feedback system to within 0.1 K. The device can easily be incorporated into existing manual and semi-automatic cryo-plunge instruments that are not equipped with cryogenic temperature control. Over the course of normal use, we find that using a cryostat is convenient, fast, and does not require special mixtures of cryogens like ethane/propane...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910348/demonstration-of-imaging-x-ray-thomson-scattering-on-omega-ep
#20
Patrick X Belancourt, Wolfgang Theobald, Paul A Keiter, Tim J B Collins, Mark J Bonino, Pawel M Kozlowski, Sean P Regan, R Paul Drake
Foams are a common material for high-energy-density physics experiments because of low, tunable densities, and being machinable. Simulating these experiments can be difficult because the equation of state is largely unknown for shocked foams. The focus of this experiment was to develop an x-ray scattering platform for measuring the equation of state of shocked foams on OMEGA EP. The foam used in this experiment is resorcinol formaldehyde with an initial density of 0.34 g/cm(3). One long-pulse (10 ns) beam drives a shock into the foam, while the remaining three UV beams with a 2 ns square pulse irradiate a nickel foil to create the x-ray backlighter...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
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