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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531088/influence-of-patient-mispositioning-on-sar-distribution-and-simulated-temperature-in-regional-deep-hyperthermia
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Bassim Aklan, Pia Gierse, Josefin Hartmann, Oliver J Ott, Rainer Fietkau, Christoph Bert
Patient positioning plays an important role in regional deep hyperthermia to obtain a successful hyperthermia treatment. In this study, the influence of possible patient mispositioning was systematically assessed on specific absorption rate (SAR) and temperature distribution. With a finite difference time domain approach, the SAR and temperature distributions were predicted for six patients at 312 positions. Patient displacements and rotations as well as the combination of both were considered inside the Sigma-Eye applicator...
May 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530328/-the-israeli-rat-genome-center
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Yoram Yagil, Chana Yagil
The Israeli Rat Genome Center, which is located at the Barzilai Medical Center Campus of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Ashkelon, was established to provide a repository of unique genetic strains of rats that were created in Israel and that simulate complex diseases. The Center incorporates models of: salt-sensitive hypertension (SBN/y and SBH/y rats), type 2 diabetes (CDr and CDs rats), combined hypertension and diabetes (CRDH) and additional genetic strains (transgenics, consomics, congenics)...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529396/integral-equation-and-thermodynamic-perturbation-theory-for-a-two-dimensional-model-of-dimerising-fluid
#3
Tomaz Urbic
In this paper we applied an analytical theory for the two dimensional dimerising fluid. We applied Wertheims thermodynamic perturbation theory (TPT) and integral equation theory (IET) for associative liquids to the dimerising model with arbitrary position of dimerising points from center of the particles. The theory was used to study thermodynamical and structural properties. To check the accuracy of the theories we compared theoretical results with corresponding results obtained by Monte Carlo computer simulations...
February 2017: Journal of Molecular Liquids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528939/aga-white-paper-training-and-implementation-of-endoscopic-image-enhancement-technologies
#4
Neil Gupta, Joel V Brill, Marcia Canto, Daniel DeMarco, Brian M Fennerty, Loren Laine, David Lieberman, Charles Lightdale, Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert Odze, Douglas Rex, Prateek Sharma, Jeffrey L Tokar, Michael L Kochman
Endoscopic image-enhancement technologies provide opportunities to visualize normal and abnormal tissues within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in a manner that complements conventional white light endoscopic imaging. The additional information that is obtained enables the endoscopist to better identify, delineate, and characterize lesions and can facilitate targeted biopsies or, in some cases, eliminate the need to send samples for histologic analysis. Some of these technologies have been available for more than a decade, but despite this fact, there is limited use of these technologies by endoscopists...
June 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528909/melanopsin-contributions-to-the-representation-of-images-in-the-early-visual-system
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Annette E Allen, Riccardo Storchi, Franck P Martial, Robert A Bedford, Robert J Lucas
Melanopsin photoreception enhances retinal responses to variations in ambient light (irradiance) and drives non-image-forming visual reflexes such as circadian entrainment [1-6]. Melanopsin signals also reach brain regions responsible for form vision [7-9], but melanopsin's contribution, if any, to encoding visual images remains unclear. We addressed this deficit using principles of receptor silent substitution to present images in which visibility for melanopsin versus rods+cones was independently modulated, and we recorded evoked responses in the mouse dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN; thalamic relay for cortical vision)...
May 17, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527465/super-and-sub-lorentzian-effects-in-the-ar-broadened-line-wings-of-hcl-gas
#6
Ha Tran, Gang Li, Volker Ebert, Jean-Michel Hartmann
Using previously recorded spectra of HCl diluted in Ar gas at room temperature for several pressure conditions, we show that the absorptions in between successive P and R transitions are significantly different from those predicted using purely Lorentzian line shapes. Direct theoretical predictions of the spectra are also made using requantized classical molecular dynamics simulations and an input HCl-Ar interaction potential. They provide the time evolution of the dipole auto-correlation function (DAF) whose Fourier-Laplace transform yields the absorption spectrum...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527445/conformations-and-orientational-ordering-of-semiflexible-polymers-in-spherical-confinement
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Andrey Milchev, Sergei A Egorov, Arash Nikoubashman, Kurt Binder
Semiflexible polymers in lyotropic solution confined inside spherical nanoscopic "containers" with repulsive walls are studied by molecular dynamics simulations and density functional theory, as a first step to model confinement effects on stiff polymers inside of miniemulsions, vesicles, and cells. It is shown that the depletion effects caused by the monomer-wall repulsion depend distinctly on the radius R of the sphere. Further, nontrivial orientational effects occur when R, the persistence length ℓp, and the contour length L of the polymers are of similar magnitude...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527435/gauge-invariant-theory-for-super-high-resolution-raman-images
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Sai Duan, Guangjun Tian, Zhen Xie, Yi Luo
The use of a highly localized plasmonic field has enabled us to achieve sub-nanometer resolution of Raman images for single molecules. The inhomogeneous spatial distribution of plasmonic field has become an important factor that controls the interaction between the light and the molecule. We present here a gauge invariant interaction Hamiltonian (GIIH) to take into account the non-uniformity of the electromagnetic field distribution in the non-relativistic regime. The theory has been implemented for both resonant and nonresonant Raman processes within the sum-over-state framework...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527221/glutathione-conformations-and-its-implications-for-in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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Pravat K Mandal, Deepika Shukla, Varan Govind, Yves Boulard, Lars Ersland
Glutathione (GSH) is a major antioxidant in humans that is involved in the detoxification of reactive radicals and peroxides. The molecular structural conformations of GSH depend on the surrounding micro-environment, and it has been experimentally evaluated using NMR and Raman spectroscopic techniques as well as by molecular dynamics simulation studies. The converging report indicates that GSH exists mainly in two major conformations, i.e., "extended" and "folded". The NMR-derived information on the GSH conformers is essential to obtain optimal acquisition parameters in in vivo MRS experiments targeted for GSH detection...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524266/single-molecule-and-ensemble-diffusivities-in-individual-nanopores-with-spatially-dependent-mobility
#10
Julia Rybka, Jörg Kärger, Ulrich Tallarek
We investigate single-molecule and ensemble diffusivities in a silica nanopore with chemically modified surface by molecular dynamics simulations. Solutes with graded polarity (nonpolar ethylbenzene and moderately polar benzyl alcohol) are equilibrated with a 40:60 (v/v) water/acetonitrile solvent in a 10 nm pore, whose surface has been rendered hydrophobic by modification with alkyl chains. Simulations enable a detailed sampling of spatially dependent solvent and solute mobilities, which originate in a micro-heterogeneity induced by the surface modification...
May 19, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522252/optical-quality-of-rotationally-symmetrical-contact-lenses-derived-from-their-power-profiles
#11
Antonio J Del Águila-Carrasco, Daniel Monsálvez-Romín, Eleni Papadatou
PURPOSE: To present a methodology for evaluating the optical quality of rotationally symmetrical contact lenses (CLs) from a single power profile. METHODS: Simulated rotationally symmetrical power profiles corresponding to different CLs designs (monofocal, two-zone center-near bifocal, and four-zone center-distance bifocal) were used to calculate the wavefront error profile by means of numerical integration. Then, each lens wavefront error profile was spun around the center to obtain the lens wavefront error surface...
May 15, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520796/a-hierarchical-model-for-estimating-the-spatial-distribution-and-abundance-of-animals-detected-by-continuous-time-recorders
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Robert M Dorazio, K Ullas Karanth
MOTIVATION: Several spatial capture-recapture (SCR) models have been developed to estimate animal abundance by analyzing the detections of individuals in a spatial array of traps. Most of these models do not use the actual dates and times of detection, even though this information is readily available when using continuous-time recorders, such as microphones or motion-activated cameras. Instead most SCR models either partition the period of trap operation into a set of subjectively chosen discrete intervals and ignore multiple detections of the same individual within each interval, or they simply use the frequency of detections during the period of trap operation and ignore the observed times of detection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515267/presurgical-thalamic-hubness-predicts-surgical-outcome-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Xiaosong He, Gaelle E Doucet, Dorian Pustina, Michael R Sperling, Ashwini D Sharan, Joseph I Tracy
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the presurgical brain functional architecture presented in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) using graph theoretical measures of resting-state fMRI data and to test its association with surgical outcome. METHODS: Fifty-six unilateral patients with TLE, who subsequently underwent anterior temporal lobectomy and were classified as obtaining a seizure-free (Engel class I, n = 35) vs not seizure-free (Engel classes II-IV, n = 21) outcome at 1 year after surgery, and 28 matched healthy controls were enrolled...
May 17, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514063/where-are-you-heading-flexible-integration-of-retinal-and-extra-retinal-cues-during-self-motion-perception
#14
Shenbing Kuang, Jinfu Shi, Yang Wang, Tao Zhang
As we move forward in the environment, we experience a radial expansion of the retinal image, wherein the center corresponds to the instantaneous direction of self-motion. Humans can precisely perceive their heading direction even when the retinal motion is distorted by gaze shifts due to eye/body rotations. Previous studies have suggested that both retinal and extra-retinal strategies can compensate for the retinal image distortion. However, the relative contributions of each strategy remain unclear. To address this issue, we devised a two-alternative-headings discrimination task, in which participants had either real or simulated pursuit eye movements...
May 17, 2017: PsyCh Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513135/porous-mof-with-highly-efficient-selectivity-and-chemical-conversion-for-co2
#15
Hai-Hua Wang, Lei Hou, Yong-Zhi Li, Chen-Yu Jiang, Yao-Yu Wang, Zhonghua Zhu
A new Co(II)-based MOF, {[Co2(tzpa)(OH)(H2O)2]·DMF}n (1) (H3tzpa = 5-(4-(tetrazol-5-yl)phenyl)isophthalic acid), was constructed by employing a tetrazolyl-carboxyl ligand H3tzpa. 1 possesses 1D tubular channels that are decorated by μ3-OH groups, uncoordinated carboxylate O atoms, and open metal centers generated by the removal of coordinated water molecules, leading to high CO2 adsorption capacity and significantly selective capture for CO2 over CH4 and CO in the temperature range of 298-333 K. Moreover, 1 shows the chemical stability in acidic and basic aqueous solutions...
May 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509540/characterization-of-the-high-spin-co-ii-intermediate-species-of-the-o2-evolving-co4o4-cubic-molecules
#16
Georgia Zahariou
An artificial oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) contains a tetranuclear Co(III)4O4 cubic cluster ligated with acetate and pyridine molecules, a light-activated Ru(bpy)3(2+) moiety (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine), and the sacrificial electron acceptor S2O8(2-) side. A recent EPR investigation of this system showed the formation of the high-spin Co(II) ion under visible-illumination conditions. It has been supported that this center originates from the cluster and is involved in the oxygen-evolving process. The present report is focused on the further characterization of the high-spin d(7) configuration of the Co(II) species...
May 16, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508958/modeling-the-critical-care-pathway-for-cardiothoracic-surgery
#17
Nicolas Bahou, Claire Fenwick, Gillian Anderson, Robert van der Meer, Tony Vassalos
The west of Scotland heart and lung center based at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital houses all adult cardiothoracic surgery for the region. Increased demand for scheduled patients and fluctuations in emergency referrals resulted in increasing waiting times and patient cancellations. The main issue was limited resources, which was aggravated by the stochastic nature of the length of stay (LOS) and arrival of patients. Discrete event simulation (DES) was used to assess if an enhanced schedule was sufficient, or more radical changes, such as capacity or other resource reallocations should be considered in order to solve the problem...
May 16, 2017: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508903/protonation-modulated-localization-of-excess-electrons-in-histidine-aqueous-solutions-revealed-by-ab-initio-molecular-dynamics-simulations-anion-centered-versus-cation-centered-localization
#18
Liang Gao, Yuxiang Bu
In this work, we present an ab initio molecular dynamics simulation study on the interaction of an excess electron (EE) with histidine in its aqueous solution. Two different configurations of histidine (imidazole group protonated or not) are considered to reflect its different existing forms in neutral or slightly acidic surroundings. The simulation results indicate that localizations of EEs in different aqueous histidine solutions are quite different and are strongly affected by protonation of the side chain imidazole group and are thus pH-controlled...
May 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508834/a-dosimetric-analysis-of-cardiac-dose-with-or-without-active-breath-coordinator-moderate-deep-inspiratory-breath-hold-in-left-sided-breast-cancer-radiotherapy
#19
Beena Kunheri, Sanketh Kotne, Sneha S Nair, Dinesh Makuny
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Cardiac toxicity is a major concern for left breast tangential field irradiation. The left ventricle and left anterior descending (LAD) artery are suggested to be radiosensitive and radiation to these structures leads to late lethal cardiotoxicity. Moderate deep inspiration breath hold (mDIBH) during radiation treatment delivery helps in reducing the cardiac dose. This study compares dosimetric parameters of heart with and without active breath coordinator (ABC) mDIBH during tangential field breast cancer radiation...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508473/vertical-charge-transport-via-small-polaron-hopping-within-tips-pentacene-lamellar-single-crystal
#20
Jiawei Wang, Tianjun Liu, Ji Dong, Molin Li, Jun He, Chao Jiang
A modified liquid method is employed to grow an ultralarge 6,13-bis(triisopropylsilylethynyl)pentacene crystal, ensuring fabrication and measurements of the two terminal devices. The hole transport mechanism is studied by analyzing the space charge limited currents (SCLCs) at various temperatures. Modified SCLC theory with a small polaron hopping model is developed and employed to successfully simulate the I-V curves. Values of effective hopping distance, transfer integral, and reorganization energy are extracted and reasonably discussed...
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