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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527442/inhomogeneous-fluid-of-penetrable-spheres-application-of-the-random-phase-approximation
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Yan Xiang, Derek Frydel
The focus of the present work is the application of the random phase approximation (RPA), derived for inhomogeneous fluids [Frydel and Ma, Phys. Rev. E 93, 062112 (2016)], to penetrable-spheres. As penetrable-spheres transform into hard-spheres with increasing interactions, they provide an interesting case for exploring the RPA, its shortcomings, and limitations, the weak- versus the strong-coupling limit. Two scenarios taken up by the present study are a one-component and a two-component fluid with symmetric interactions...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526976/how-to-achieve-patient-centered-testing-role-of-the-protocol-nurse
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Patricia N Salimi, Joelyn B Niggel, Friederike K Keating
INTRODUCTION: Patient-centered cardiac testing is predicated on choosing the right test for the right patient. We studied the effects of changing from script-driven scheduling to nurse-driven protocoling of stress tests. METHODS AND RESULTS: A protocol nurse reviewed records before scheduling and communicated with patients and ordering providers if needed. We found that instituting nurse protocolling of all non-imaging (ETT) and nuclear (MPI) stress tests (N = 3071) resulted in protocol changes in 37% of our patients, and reduced the proportion of tests that could not be performed as scheduled by 56% and cancelations by 71% (P < 0...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525375/ros-enhance-angiogenic-properties-via-regulation-of-nrf2-in-tumor-endothelial-cells
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Takayuki Hojo, Nako Maishi, Alam Mohammad Towfik, Kosuke Akiyama, Noritaka Ohga, Masanobu Shindoh, Yasuhiro Hida, Kazuyuki Minowa, Toshiaki Fujisawa, Kyoko Hida
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are unstable molecules that activate oxidative stress. Because of the insufficient blood flow in tumors, the tumor microenvironment is often exposed to hypoxic condition and nutrient deprivation, which induces ROS accumulation. We isolated tumor endothelial cells (TECs) and found that they have various abnormalities, although the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Here we showed that ROS were accumulated in tumor blood vessels and ROS enhanced TEC migration with upregulation of several angiogenesis related gene expressions...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523374/capturing-microscopic-features-of-bone-remodeling-into-a-macroscopic-model-based-on-biological-rationales-of-bone-adaptation
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Young Kwan Kim, Yoshitaka Kameo, Sakae Tanaka, Taiji Adachi
To understand Wolff's law, bone adaptation by remodeling at the cellular and tissue levels has been discussed extensively through experimental and simulation studies. For the clinical application of a bone remodeling simulation, it is significant to establish a macroscopic model that incorporates clarified microscopic mechanisms. In this study, we proposed novel macroscopic models based on the microscopic mechanism of osteocytic mechanosensing, in which the flow of fluid in the lacuno-canalicular porosity generated by fluid pressure gradients plays an important role, and theoretically evaluated the proposed models, taking biological rationales of bone adaptation into account...
May 18, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520444/enhancing-singlet-fission-dynamics-by-suppressing-destructive-interference-between-charge-transfer-pathways
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Maria A Castellanos, Pengfei Huo
We apply a real-time path-integral approach to investigate the charge-transfer mediated singlet fission quantum dynamics in a model pentacene dimer. Our path-integral method gives accurate fission dynamics across various reaction regimes as well as a broad range of reorganization energies and temperatures. With this method, we investigate the destructive interference between the two charge-transfer (CT) mediated fission pathways, and discovered two mechanisms that can suppress this deleterious effect. First, increasing the energy gap between the two CT states effectively shuts down the high-lying CT pathway, leaving a better functioning low-lying CT pathway with a minimum amount of destructive interference...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517002/modulation-of-the-fe-ii-spin-crossover-effect-in-the-pentadecanuclear-fe9-m-cn-8-6-m-re-w-clusters-by-facial-coordination-of-tridentate-polyamine-ligands
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Szymon Chorazy, Jan J Stanek, Jedrzej Kobylarczyk, Shin-Ichi Ohkoshi, Barbara Sieklucka, Robert Podgajny
Spin crossover (SCO) materials, revealing the externally tunable transition between two different spin states, arouse great scientific interest due to their perspective application in information storage, display devices and sensing. Of special importance are the molecular systems offering the possibility of multimodal switching within many spin centers. This is achievable in polynuclear clusters consisting of several SCO-active complexes, however, such molecules are very rare. Herein, we report a unique pair of nanometric pentadecanuclear {Fe9[M(CN)8]6(Me3tacn)8}·14MeOH (Me3tacn = 1,4,7-trimethyl-1,4,7-triazacyclononane, M = Re, 1; M = W, 2) clusters exhibiting a thermally induced spin crossover effect on Fe(ii) complexes, that is on both central and external Fe sites embedded in the cyanido-bridged cluster core...
May 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515668/nested-soft-collinear-subtractions-in-nnlo-qcd-computations
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Fabrizio Caola, Kirill Melnikov, Raoul Röntsch
We discuss a modification of the next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) subtraction scheme based on the residue-improved sector decomposition that reduces the number of double-real emission sectors from five to four. In particular, a sector where energies and angles of unresolved particles vanish in a correlated fashion is redundant and can be discarded. This simple observation allows us to formulate a transparent iterative subtraction procedure for double-real emission contributions, to demonstrate the cancellation of soft and collinear singularities in an explicit and (almost) process-independent way and to write the result of a NNLO calculation in terms of quantities that can be computed in four space-time dimensions...
2017: European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514655/inhibitory-control-of-feature-selectivity-in-an-object-motion-sensitive-circuit-of-the-retina
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Tahnbee Kim, Daniel Kerschensteiner
Object motion sensitive (OMS) W3-retinal ganglion cells (W3-RGCs) in mice respond to local movements in a visual scene but remain silent during self-generated global image motion. The excitatory inputs that drive responses of W3-RGCs to local motion were recently characterized, but which inhibitory neurons suppress W3-RGCs' responses to global motion, how these neurons encode motion information, and how their connections are organized along the excitatory circuit axis remains unknown. Here, we find that a genetically identified amacrine cell (AC) type, TH2-AC, exhibits fast responses to global motion and slow responses to local motion...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514326/cancellation-of-elective-cases-in-a-recently-opened-tertiary-quaternary-level-hospital-in-the-middle-east
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Amanda J Morris, James McAvoy, Dana Dweik, Massimo Ferrigno, Alex Macario, Markus Haisjackl
Case cancellations have a negative financial impact due to revenue loss and the potential costs of underutilized time. The goals of this study at a recently opened hospital in the Middle East were to measure the cancellation rates for elective surgical or endoscopic cases and to identify the reasons for cancellation. During the 1-month study period, 170 (22.4%) of the 760 scheduled cases were cancelled. Cultural norms and patient no-shows on the day of surgery accounted for the majority of case cancellations...
May 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513889/mechanically-induced-bone-formation-is-not-sensitive-to-local-osteocyte-density-in-rat-vertebral-cancellous-bone
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Erin N Cresswell, Thu M Nguyen, Michael W Horsfield, Adrian J Alepuz, Thomas A Metzger, Glen L Niebur, Christopher J Hernandez
Osteocytes play an integral role in bone by sensing mechanical stimuli and releasing signaling factors that direct bone formation. The importance of osteocytes in mechanotransduction suggests that regions of bone tissue with greater osteocyte populations are more responsive to mechanical stimuli. To determine the effects of osteocyte population on bone functional adaptation we applied mechanical loads to the 8(th) caudal vertebra of skeletally mature female Sprague Dawley rats (6 months of age, n = 8 loaded, n = 8 sham controls)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513571/fat-sugar-and-bone-health-a-complex-relationship
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Li Tian, Xijie Yu
With people aging, osteoporosis is expected to increase notably. Nutritional status is a relatively easily-modified risk factor, associated with many chronic diseases, and is involved in obesity, diabetes, and coronary heart disease (CHD), along with osteoporosis. Nutrients, such as fats, sugars, and proteins, play a primary function in bone metabolism and maintaining bone health. In Western nations, diets are generally high in saturated fats, however, currently, the nutritional patterns dominating in China continue to be high in carbohydrates from starch, cereals, and sugars...
May 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511106/mechanical-properties-and-numerical-simulation-of-sulcata-tortoise-carapace
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Nadda Jongpairojcosit, Petch Jearanaisilawong
Carapace of Sulcata tortoise acts as a natural shield that protects the body from natural predators. The carapace consists of four layers: keratin scutes, dorsal cortex, cancellous interior and ventral cortex. This study aims to investigate the load-bearing mechanisms of the carapace by characterizing the layers, measuring their mechanical properties and relating them to the macroscopic behavior under compression and bending loads. Test results indicate the influence of layers' morphology, especially porosity and structural compositions, on the macroscopic properties of the carapace...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510736/go-no-go-decision-in-anaesthesia-wide-variation-in-risk-tolerance-amongst-anaesthetists
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P R Greig, H E Higham, J L Darbyshire, C Vincent
Background: The variability in risk tolerance in medicine is not well understood. Parallels are often drawn between aviation and anaesthesia. The aviation industry is perceived as culturally risk averse, and part of preflight checks involves a decision on whether the flight can operate. This is sometimes termed a go/no-go decision. This questionnaire study was undertaken to explore the equivalent go/no-go decision in anaesthesia. We presented anaesthetists with a range of situations in which additional risk might be expected and asked them to decide whether they would proceed with the case...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509851/development-of-a-flow-injection-based-high-frequency-dual-channel-quartz-crystal-microbalance
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Jinxing Liang, Jing Zhang, Wenxiang Zhou, Toshitsugu Ueda
When the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) is used in liquid for adsorption or desorption monitoring based bio- or chemical sensing applications, the frequency shift is not only determined by the surface mass change, but also by the change of liquid characteristics, such as density and viscosity, which are greatly affected by the liquid environmental temperature. A monolithic dual-channel QCM is designed and fabricated by arranging two QCM resonators on one single chip for cancelling the fluctuation induced by environmental factors...
May 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508958/modeling-the-critical-care-pathway-for-cardiothoracic-surgery
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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/28508683/effectiveness-of-mild-ovarian-stimulation-versus-gnrh-agonist-protocol-in-women-undergoing-assisted-reproductive-technology-a-meta-analysis
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Yuan Fan, Xiaowei Zhang, Zhidong Hao, Huanfei Ding, Quanyu Chen, Li Tian
OBJECTIVE: our meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the mild ovulation induction protocol using CC/gonadotropin/GnRH antagonist compared to the conventional GnRH agonist protocol in women undergoing ART. METHOD: Six electronic databases were searched from their date of establishment until August 2016. Outcomes in our analysis were calculated in terms of relative risk (RR) and weighted mean differences (WMD) and standard mean differences (SMD) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) using random effect models or fixed effect models...
May 16, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508515/extra-oral-digital-scanning-and-imaging-superimposition-for-volume-analysis-of-bone-remodeling-after-tooth-extraction-with-and-without-2-types-of-particulate-porcine-mineral-insertion-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Antonio Barone, Paolo Toti, Giovan-Battista Menchini-Fabris, Giacomo Derchi, Simone Marconcini, Ugo Covani
BACKGROUND: Incorporation of bone substitute material into the extraction socket could minimize the edentulous ridge volume loss or maximize the bone formation within the healing area. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to test the effectiveness in maintaining the volumetric contour of fresh extraction sockets grafted with or without 2 types of porcine biomaterials and covered with a resorbable barrier. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present multi-center single-blind randomized control trial, 55 patients underwent 1-tooth extraction, were surveyed, and randomly allocated to control- (25 sites, nat-group) or test groups (15 sites grafted with pre-hydrated collagenated cortico-cancellous porcine bone, coll-group, and 15 with cortical porcine bone, cort-group)...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507975/charcot-fracture-in-the-calcaneus-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-case-report
#18
Hirokazu Takai, Katsuhiko Kiyota, Nobutake Nakane, Tomoki Takahashi
INTRODUCTION: Only a few reports have described calcaneus fractures after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Therefore, in this report, we describe a case of calcaneal avulsion fracture that occurred 5 weeks after a TKA in a relatively young male patient with syphilis. CASE REPORT: A 63-year-old man with syphilis had Charcot joint of the right knee. The patient developed severe varus deformity and contracture and experienced severe pain in the knee. TKA was performed to alleviate the pain and improve the patient's gait...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507636/influence-of-number-of-implants-and-attachment-type-on-stress-distribution-in-mandibular-implant-retained-overdentures-finite-element-analysis
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Mohamed I El-Anwar, Eman A El-Taftazany, Hamdy A Hamed, Mohamed A Abd ElHay
AIM: This study aimed to compare the stresses generated by using two or four root form dental implants supporting mandibular overdentures that were retained with ball and locator attachments. METHODS: Under ANSYS environment, four 3D finite element models were prepared. These models simulated complete overdentures supported by two or four implants with either ball or locator attachments as a connection mechanism. The models' components were created by CAD/CAM package then were imported to ANSYS...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506162/brodie-s-abscess-of-the-radius-in-a-child
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N Takeuchi, Y Matsumoto, T Okada, M Hanada, H Bekki, Y Iwamoto
We herein report an unusual case of Brodie's abscess of the radius in a child. A 13-year-old boy presented with pain on his right distal forearm. A plain radiograph showed an 8 cm translucent lesion in the distal radius. MRI showed a penumbra sign on the T1-weighted image, hyperintensity on T2-weighted images, and ring enhancement on the contrast-enhanced T1 image. (18)F-FDG PET/CT images showed an uptake at the margin of the radius. Curettage and iliac cancellous bone grafting were undertaken for Brodie's abscess...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
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