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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775396/the-importance-of-substrate-compaction-and-chemical-composition-in-the-phytoextraction-of-elements-by-pinus-sylvestris-l
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Mirosław Mleczek, Piotr Goliński, Bogusława Waliszewska, Andrzej Mocek, Monika Gąsecka, Magdalena Zborowska, Zuzanna Magdziak, Wojciech J Cichy, Bartłomiej Mazela, Tomisław Kozubik, Agnieszka Mocek-Płóciniak, Waldemar Moliński, Przemysław Niedzielski
Trees of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) are known for their effective phytoextraction capabilities. The results obtained in this study point to the significant role of substrate composition and chemical characteristics in the phytoextraction potential of this species. A multi-elemental (53 elements) analysis of pines from unpolluted (soil) and polluted (post-flotation tailings) sites was performed using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. The analyzed flotation tailings were characterized by alkaline pH (7...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775226/moxibustion-for-cephalic-version-of-breech-presentation
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Judith M Schlaeger, Cynthia L Stoffel, Jeanie L Bussell, Hui Yan Cai, Miho Takayama, Hiroyoshi Yajima, Nobuari Takakura
Moxibustion, a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is the burning of the herb moxa (Folium Artemisiae argyi or mugwort) over acupuncture points. It is often used in China to facilitate cephalic version of breech presentation. This article reviews the history, philosophy, therapeutic use, possible mechanisms of action, and literature pertaining to its use for this indication. For moxibustion, moxa can be rolled into stick form, placed directly on the skin, or placed on an acupuncture needle and ignited to warm acupuncture points...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775158/microrna-expression-in-tumour-tissue-and-plasma-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Ahmed Hussein Zedan, Torben Frøstrup Hansen, Jannie Assenholt, Mindaugas Pleckaitis, Jonna Skov Madsen, Palle Jörn Sloth Osther
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the western world. Clinical practice is continuously challenged by the pitfalls of the available diagnostic tools. microRNAs may represent promising biomarkers in many types of human cancers, including prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate microRNA expression in tumour tissue and matched plasma in a cohort of patients with primary metastatic prostate cancer. The relative expression of 12 microRNAs was assessed in diagnostic needle biopsies from the prostate and matched plasma samples in two prospective cohorts (screening cohorts) comprising 21 patients with metastatic prostate cancer and 25 control patients...
May 2018: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774785/development-of-a-management-algorithm-for-the-diagnosis-of-cellular-fibroepithelial-lesions-from-core-needle-biopsies
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Jaehag Jung, Eunyoung Kang, Su Min Chae, Hyojin Kim, So Yeon Park, Bo La Yun, Sun Mi Kim, Mijung Jang, Sung-Won Kim, Eun-Kyu Kim
PURPOSE: Surgical excision is recommended for complete evaluation of cellular fibroepithelial lesions identified from core needle biopsy. The purpose of this study was to determine factors associated with phyllodes tumor among cellular fibroepithelial lesions from core biopsies and develop a scoring system to predict the risk of phyllodes tumor. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical data of 169 breast lesions that were diagnosed as cellular fibroepithelial lesions from core needle biopsy at the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital between March 2005 and January 2013...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774607/impact-of-current-and-scaled-up-levels-of-hepatitis-c-prevention-and-treatment-interventions-for-people-who-inject-drugs-in-three-uk-settings-what-is-required-to-achieve-the-who-s-hcv-elimination-targets
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Zoe Ward, Lucy Platt, Sedona Sweeney, Vivian D Hope, Lisa Maher, Sharon Hutchinson, Norah Palmateer, Josie Smith, Noel Craine, Avril Taylor, Natasha Martin, Rachel Ayres, John Dillon, Matthew Hickman, Peter Vickerman
AIMS: To estimate the impact of existing high-coverage needle and syringe provision (HCNSP, defined as obtaining more than one sterile needle and syringe per injection reported) and opioid substitution therapy (OST) on hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission among people who inject drugs (PWID) in three UK settings and to determine required scale-up of interventions, including HCV treatment, needed to reach the World Health Organization (WHO) target of reducing HCV incidence by 90% by 2030...
May 17, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774600/identification-of-tumor-margins-using-diffuse-reflectance-spectroscopy-with-an-extended-wavelength-spectrum-in-a-porcine-model
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U Dahlstrand, R Sheikh, C D Nguyen, J Hult, N Reistad, M Malmsjö
OBJECTIVE: A novel extended-wavelength diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (EWDRS) technique is being developed for future clinical non-invasive tumor margin delineation. In this study, the ability of EWDRS to identify the margins of pigmented skin lesions in an in vivo pig model was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Extended-wavelength diffuse reflectance spectroscopy recordings (350-1550 nm) were made on 13 pigmented skin lesions and non-pigmented skin, as a reference...
May 17, 2018: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774381/incidence-of-major-hemorrhage-after-aggressive-image-guided-liver-mass-biopsy-in-the-era-of-individualized-medicine
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James H Boyum, Thomas D Atwell, Darci J Wall, Aaron S Mansfield, Sarah E Kerr, Tina M Gunderson, Kandelaria M Rumilla, Adam J Weisbrod, A Nicholas Kurup
PURPOSE: To analyze a large volume of image-guided liver mass biopsies to assess for an increased incidence of major hemorrhage after aggressive liver mass sampling, and to determine if coaxial technique reduces major hemorrhage rate. METHODS: Patients who underwent image-guided liver mass biopsy over a 15-year period (December 7, 2001-September 22, 2016) were retrospectively identified. An aggressive biopsy was defined as a biopsy event in which ≥ 4 core needle passes were performed...
May 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774088/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-drainage-of-pancreatic-walled-off-necrosis-using-self-expanding-metal-stents-without-fluoroscopy
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Barbara Braden, Andreas Koutsoumpas, Michael A Silva, Zahir Soonawalla, Christoph F Dietrich
AIM: To investigate whether endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided insertion of fully covered self-expandable metal stents in walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN) is feasible without fluoroscopy. METHODS: Patients with symptomatic pancreatic WOPN undergoing EUS-guided transmural drainage using self-expandable and fully covered self expanding metal stents (FCSEMS) were included. The EUS visibility of each step involved in the transmural stent insertion was assessed by the operators as "visible" or "not visible": (1) Access to the cyst by needle or cystotome; (2) insertion of a guide wire; (3) introducing of the diathermy and delivery system; (4) opening of the distal flange; and (5) slow withdrawal of the delivery system until contact of distal flange to cavity wall...
May 16, 2018: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773935/factors-contributing-to-appropriate-sharps-disposal-in-the-community-among-patients-with-diabetes
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Li Huang, Svetlana Katsnelson, Jie Yang, Charalambos Argyrou, Marina M Charitou
Background: Proper disposal of sharps has been well studied in hospital settings but not often addressed in the home setting. This lack of attention has resulted in erratic use of proper sharps disposal techniques and thus increased risk of needle-stick injuries and infections. This study aimed to evaluate methods of disposal and patient demographic factors associated with correct disposal of diabetes-related sharps in the community. Methods: A survey was administered to diabetes patients at an endocrinology clinic of an academic tertiary care center...
May 2018: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773819/a-comprehensive-study-on-microstructure-and-tensile-behaviour-of-a-selectively-laser-melted-stainless-steel
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Chunlei Qiu, Mohammed Al Kindi, Aiman Salim Aladawi, Issa Al Hatmi
316L stainless steel samples have been prepared by selective laser melting (SLM) using a pulsed laser mode and different laser powers and scanning patterns. The as-fabricated samples were found to be dominated by clusters of nano-sized γ needles or cells. TEM imaging shows that these needles contain a high population of dislocations while TEM-EDX analysis reveals high chemical homogeneity throughout the as-fabricated samples as evidenced by the fact that there is even no micro-/nano-segregation at interfaces between neighbouring γ needles...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773462/derotation-of-the-mallet-piece-a-crucial-point-in-mallet-fracture-surgery
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B Karslıoğlu, M Uzun, C Tetik, E Tasatan, A C Tekin, C D Buyukkurt
Mallet fracture is an avulsion of the extensor tendon and fracture of the dorsal rim of the articular surface of distal phalanx at the same time. If a part of the mallet fracture is angled or rotated to such a degree that prevents full anatomic reduction, malunion and deformities may occur as a result. The objective of this study was to describe a new surgical technique to provide derotation of the mallet fracture. A 22G or 21G needle is used like a joystick to reduce the mallet fracture with small, gentle movements...
May 14, 2018: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773398/sulfated-polysaccharide-mediated-tgf-%C3%AE-1-presentation-in-pre-formed-injectable-scaffolds-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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Neha Ashok Waghmare, Aditya Arora, Arijit Bhattacharjee, Dhirendra S Katti
In this work, a plant-derived polysaccharide carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) was chemically modified to incorporate sulfate groups to facilitate binding of cationic growth factors. The sulfated CMC (heparin mimic) was then used with CMC (glycosaminoglycan mimic) and gelatin (collagen mimic) to fabricate injectable pre-formed, macroporous scaffolds for cartilage tissue engineering. These scaffolds demonstrated high resilience and shape memory, thereby making them injectable through a 14G needle for up to 4-6 aspiration and injection cycles...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773387/levan-based-fibrous-scaffolds-electrospun-via-co-axial-and-single-needle-techniques-for-tissue-engineering-applications
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Gülben Avsar, Deniz Agirbasli, Mehmet Ali Agirbasli, Oguzhan Gunduz, Ebru Toksoy Oner
This represents the first systematic study where levan polysaccharide was used to fabricate fibrous matrices by co-axial and single-needle electrospinning techniques. For this, hydrolyzed (hHL) and sulfated hydrolyzed (ShHL) Halomonas levan were chemically synthesized and used together with polycaprolactone (PCL) and polyethyleneoxide (PEO) for the spinning process. In co-axially spun matrices, ultimate tensile strength (UTS) were found to increase with increasing ShHL concentration and elongation at break of PCL + ShHL matrices increased up to ten-fold when compared to PCL matrices...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773295/the-diagnostic-yield-using-ultrasound-guided-needle-aspiration-for-subpleural-primary-lung-cancer-is-not-affected-by-the-radiological-properties-of-the-lesions-resulting-from-computed-tomography
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Naoko Iwakami, Shin-Ichiro Iwakami, Munechika Hara, Mitsuaki Sekiya, Takashi Dambara, Kazuhisa Takahashi
BACKGROUND: It is well known that ultrasound-guided needle-aspiration (USGNA) for intrapulmonary subpleural lesion in contact with the pleura is useful and safe, and its diagnostic yield is high. However, reports concerned with the analyses of cases with intrapulmonary subpleural lesion which could not be diagnosed using USGNA are limited. The objective of this study is to clarify the radiological properties of subpleural primary lung cancer which obstruct diagnosis by USGNA. METHODS: The consecutive cases with subpleural primary lung cancer whose radiological properties could be confirmed by thoracic computed tomography (CT) without contrast enhancement (CE), and examined by USGNA at our hospital between January 1999 and December 2014 have been analyzed...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773220/nhs-breast-screening-multidisciplinary-working-group-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-breast-lesions-of-uncertain-malignant-potential-on-core-biopsy-b3-lesions
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S E Pinder, A Shaaban, R Deb, A Desai, A Gandhi, A H S Lee, S Pain, L Wilkinson, N Sharma
Needle core biopsy is considered the histological diagnostic method of choice for screen-detected breast lesions. Although the majority are definitively diagnosed as normal, benign, or malignant, approximately 7% are categorised as B3, of uncertain malignant potential. These include a wide range of lesions with different risks of associated malignancy from <2% to approaching 40% from literature review in UK practice. Historically, these have typically been surgically excised as a diagnostic procedure but the majority are then proven to be benign...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773180/influence-of-f-1-hybridization-on-the-metal-uptake-behaviour-of-pine-trees-pinus-nigra-x-pinus-thunbergiana-pinus-thunbergiana-x-pinus-nigra
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Iva Juranović-Cindrić, Michaela Zeiner, Ana Starčević, Zlatko Liber, Gordana Rusak, Marilena Idžojtić, Gerhard Stingeder
Pine needles have been considered to be useful bio-indicators for air pollution. This phenomenon can be used for environmental studies for monitoring purposes. Additionally, this fact offers the possibility to study uptake and accumulation behaviour not only in different species, but also in hybrids obtained from common pine trees to inheritage processes. Therefore, needles of Pinus nigra Arnold and Pinus thunbergiana Franco as well as of their F1 hybrids were investigated for essential and non-essential metals, such as Al, B, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cu, Cr, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Sr, and Zn...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772982/randomized-pilot-study-to-compare-metal-needles-versus-plastic-cannulae-in-the-development-of-complications-in-hemodialysis-access
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Rosa M Marticorena, Niki Dacouris, Sandra M Donnelly
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis requires needle insertions every treatment. Needle injury (mechanical or hemodynamic) may cause complications (aneurysms/stenosis) that compromise dialysis delivery requiring interventions. Metal needles have a sharp slanted "V"-shaped cutting tip; plastic cannulae have a dull round tip and four side holes. Preliminary observations demonstrated a difference in intradialytic blood flow images and mean Doppler velocities at cannulation sites between the two devices...
May 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771921/mosquito-saliva-alone-has-profound-effects-on-the-human-immune-system
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Megan B Vogt, Anismrita Lahon, Ravi P Arya, Alexander R Kneubehl, Jennifer L Spencer Clinton, Silke Paust, Rebecca Rico-Hesse
Mosquito saliva is a very complex concoction of >100 proteins, many of which have unknown functions. The effects of mosquito saliva proteins injected into our skin during blood feeding have been studied mainly in mouse models of injection or biting, with many of these systems producing results that may not be relevant to human disease. Here, we describe the numerous effects that mosquito bites have on human immune cells in mice engrafted with human hematopoietic stem cells. We used flow cytometry and multiplex cytokine bead array assays, with detailed statistical analyses, to detect small but significant variations in immune cell functions after 4 mosquitoes fed on humanized mice footpads...
May 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771778/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-using-19-g-needle-for-sarcoidosis
#19
Akshu Balwan
BACKGROUND: Flexible bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is increasingly being used to obtain pathology specimens for diagnosis of sarcoidosis. There is wide variation in reported diagnostic yield in literature. New TBNA needles are available in the market but data are lacking about their diagnostic yield especially for sarcoidosis. This study reports the diagnostic yield of bronchoscopy with EBUS-TBNA using ViziShot FLEX 19-G needle in a series of patients with suspected sarcoidosis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771776/comparison-of-sample-adequacy-and-diagnostic-yield-of-19-and-22-g-ebus-tbna-needles
#20
Udit Chaddha, Reza Ronaghi, Waafa Elatre, Ching-Fei Chang, Ramyar Mahdavi
BACKGROUND: The 2016 CHEST consensus guidelines recommend use of either 21- or 22-G needles for endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). We decided to prospectively compare sample adequacy and diagnostic yield of the 19-G with the 22-G EBUS needle, hypothesizing that a larger gauge difference might magnify the differences between 2 needle sizes. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients undergoing EBUS-TBNA at our institution were evaluated...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
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