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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929951/the-fate-of-inhaled-nanoparticles-detection-and-measurement-by-enhanced-dark-field-microscopy
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Robert R Mercer, James F Scabilloni, Liying Wang, Lori A Battelli, James M Antonini, Jenny R Roberts, Yong Qian, Jennifer D Sisler, Vincent Castranova, Dale W Porter, Ann F Hubbs
Assessing the potential health risks for newly developed nanoparticles poses a significant challenge. Nanometer-sized particles are not generally detectable with the light microscope. Electron microscopy typically requires high-level doses, above the physiologic range, for particle examination in tissues. Enhanced dark-field microscopy (EDM) is an adaption of the light microscope that images scattered light. Nanoparticles scatter light with high efficiency while normal tissues do not. EDM has the potential to identify the critical target sites for nanoparticle deposition and injury in the lungs and other organs...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929112/imaging-diagnosis-of-right-ventricle-involvement-in-chagas-cardiomyopathy
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Minna M D Romano, Henrique T Moreira, André Schmidt, Benedito Carlos Maciel, José Antônio Marin-Neto
Right ventricle (RV) is considered a neglected chamber in cardiology and knowledge about its role in cardiac function was mostly focused on ventricular interdependence. However, progress on the understanding of myocardium diseases primarily involving the RV led to a better comprehension of its role in health and disease. In Chagas disease (CD), there is direct evidence from both basic and clinical research of profound structural RV abnormalities. However, clinical detection of these abnormalities is hindered by technical limitations of imaging diagnostic tools...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924193/rational-development-of-catalytic-au-i-au-iii-arylation-involving-mild-oxidative-addition-of-aryl-halides
#3
Abdallah Zeineddine, Laura Estévez, Sonia Mallet-Ladeira, Karinne Miqueu, Abderrahmane Amgoune, Didier Bourissou
The reluctance of gold to achieve oxidative addition reaction is considered as an intrinsic limitation for the development of gold-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions with simple and ubiquitous aryl halide electrophiles. Here, we report the rational construction of a Au(I)/Au(III) catalytic cycle involving a sequence of Csp(2)-X oxidative addition, Csp(2)-H auration and reductive elimination, allowing a gold-catalyzed direct arylation of arenes with aryl halides. Key to this discovery is the use of Me-Dalphos, a simple ancillary (P,N) ligand, that allows the bottleneck oxidative addition of aryl iodides and bromides to readily proceed under mild conditions...
September 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922518/accelerated-epithelialization-and-improved-wound-healing-metrics-in-porcine-full-thickness-wounds-transplanted-with-full-thickness-skin-micrografts
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Christina L Rettinger, John L Fletcher, Anders H Carlsson, Rodney K Chan
Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is the current gold standard for treatment of extensive burn and traumatic skin injuries. However, STSG is limited by donor-site morbidity and availability, and often leads to scarring and wound contracture. Furthermore, these thin grafts lack dermal elements such as nerves and adnexa which are important in recapitulating normal skin function. Methods of fractional skin replacement either as minced STSGs or microscopic skin tissue columns (MSTCs) have been proposed, though these techniques have not been fully-characterized and lack evidence of regenerated adnexal structures...
September 18, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921481/negative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-three-cases-of-anterior-tibial-cortex-stress-fractures
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Ralph Smith, M Moghal, J L Newton, N Jones, J Teh
Anterior mid-tibial cortex stress fractures (ATCSF) are uncommon and notoriously challenging to treat. They are termed high risk due to their predilection to prolonged recovery, nonunion and complete fracture. Early diagnosis is essential to avoid progression and reduce fracture complications. Imaging plays a key role in confirming the diagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is accepted as the gold standard modality due to its high accuracy and nonionizing properties. This report describes three cases of ATCSFs in recreational athletes who had positive radiographic findings with no significant MRI changes...
September 18, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919034/a-sensitive-and-specific-lateral-flow-assay-for-rapid-detection-of-antibodies-against-glycoprotein-b-of-aujeszky-s-disease-virus
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Veronika V Vrublevskaya, Vladimir N Afanasyev, Andrey A Grinevich, Yuri Y Skarga, Pavel P Gladyshev, Sagila A Ibragimova, Dmitry V Krylsky, Sergey V Dezhurov, Oleg S Morenkov
A direct double antibody lateral flow assay (DDA-gB-LFA) for the detection of antibodies against the glycoprotein B (gB) of Aujeszky's disease virus (ADV) in swine sera was developed. A native ADV gB was used for the preparation of a conjugate with colloidal gold particles and the immobilization on the strip membrane. The gB purified from ADV virions by immunoaffinity chromatography retained its native epitope structure after adsorption on the nitrocellulose membrane and the surface of colloidal gold particles...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918558/colorimetric-detection-of-unamplified-rift-valley-fever-virus-genetic-material-using-unmodified-gold-nanoparticles
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Mostafa R Zaher, Hanaa A Ahmed, Kareem E Z Hamada, Reham H Tammam
Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is considered an enzootic virus in Africa. RVFV has caused several outbreaks in Egypt, sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula and is responsible for high mortality in ruminants and haemorrhagic fever in severe human cases. Although there are several molecular and serological diagnostic techniques used to detect this arthropod-borne virus with high sensitivity and efficiency, there is a need for a fast and reliable field screening test for rapid outbreak recording and containment...
September 16, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917855/chiroplasmonic-magnetic-gold-nanocomposites-produced-by-one-step-aqueous-method-using-%C3%AE%C2%BA-carrageenan
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Marina V Lesnichaya, Boris G Sukhov, Galina P Aleksandrova, Ekaterina R Gasilova, Tamara I Vakul'skaya, Spartak S Khutsishvili, Anatoliy N Sapozhnikov, Igor V Klimenkov, Boris A Trofimov
Novel water-soluble chiroplasmonic nanobiocomposites with directly varied gold content were synthesized by a one-step redox method in water using a biocompatible polysaccharide κ-carrageenan (industrial product from algae) as both reducing and stabilizing matrix. The influence of the reactants ratio, temperature, and pH on the reaction was studied and the optimal reaction parameters were found. The structure and the properties of composite nanomaterials were examined in solid state and aqueous solutions by using complementary physical-chemical methods X-ray diffraction analysis, transmission electron microscopy, spectroscopy of electron paramagnetic resonance, atomic absorption and optical spectroscopy, polarimetry including optical rotatory dispersion with registration of interphase-crossbred Cotton effect of a chiral polysaccharide matrix on plasmonic chromophore of gold nanoparticles, dynamic and static light scattering...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917775/fabrication-of-bi-monomer-copolymer-of-pyrrole-indole-for-highly-efficient-solid-phase-microextraction-of-benzene-derivatives
#9
Jie Zhang, Baizhao Zeng, Faqiong Zhao
A procedure for direct electrochemical deposition of poly(pyrrole-indole) on gold nanoparticles coated stainless steel wire was established, and the formation of copolymer was confirmed by infrared spectroscopy. The synthesized coating showed unique microstructure, excellent extraction efficiency (2-10 times of corresponding single-component coating), high thermal stability (up to 280°C) and good durability (could be used for more than 200 times). As a novel and promising extraction coating, it was used for the headspace solid phase microextraction-gas chromatography detection of some benzene derivatives, including chlorobenzene, bromobenzene, p-bromotoluene, m-nitrotoluene and p-nitrotoluene...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917577/direct-pulp-capping-with-calcium-hydroxide-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-and-biodentine-in%C3%A2-permanent-young-teeth-with-caries-a%C3%A2-randomized-clinical-trial
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Claudia Brizuela, Andrea Ormeño, Carolina Cabrera, Roxana Cabezas, Carolina Inostroza Silva, Valeria Ramírez, Montse Mercade
INTRODUCTION: Direct pulp capping treatment is intended to preserve pulp vitality, to avoid or retard root canal treatment, and, in cases with an open apex, to allow continued root development. Historically, calcium hydroxide (CH) was the gold standard material, but nowadays calcium silicate materials (CSMs) are displacing CH because of their high bioactivity, biocompatibility, sealing ability, and mechanical properties. However, more randomized clinical trials are needed to confirm the appropriateness of CSMs as replacement materials for CH in direct pulp capping procedures...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915940/accurate-and-reliable-quantification-of-the-protein-surface-coverage-on-protein-functionalized-nanoparticles
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Siyao Liu, Jeannie Horak, Markus Höldrich, Michael Lämmerhofer
The ability to accurately quantify the protein coverage on nanoparticles is critical for assessing the quality of the surface chemistry and the success of the functionalization process of protein-nanoparticle conjugates. Surface coverage determination is therefore an integral part in the quality control of protein-modified nanoparticles in industrial nanotechnology. In this work, a novel and conventional method was established for direct quantification of the protein surface coverage on metallic nanoparticles...
October 9, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915938/a-magnetic-field-directed-self-assembly-solid-contact-for-construction-of-an-all-solid-state-polymeric-membrane-ca-2-selective-electrode
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Tanji Yin, Xiaojing Jiang, Wei Qin
A magnetic field-directed self-assembly solid contact has been proposed for developing an all-solid-state polymeric membrane Ca(2+)-selective electrode. The solid contact is prepared by physically adsorbing magnetic graphene powder on a magnetic gold electrode under the direction of the magnetic field. The proposed method for preparing solid contact avoids using the aqueous solutions and is simple, fast and general as compared to the multilayer drop-casting and electrodeposition methods. The all-solid-state Ca(2+)-selective electrode based on magnetic graphene as solid contact shows a stable potential response in the linear range of 1...
October 9, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915385/photoluminescent-lateral-flow-based-on-non-radiative-energy-transfer-for-protein-detection-in-human-serum
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Alejandro Zamora-Gálvez, Eden Morales-Narváez, Javier Romero, Arben Merkoçi
A new paper-based lateral flow immunoassay configuration was engineered and investigated. The assay is intended for the detection of a model protein in human serum, that is, human immunoglobulin G, with the aim to demonstrate a virtually universal protein detection platform. Once the sample is added in the strip, the analyte is selectively captured by antibody-decorated silica beads (Ab-SiO2) onto the conjugate pad and the sample flows by capillarity throughout the strip until reaching the test line, where a sandwich-like immunocomplex takes place due to the presence of antibody-functionalized QDs (Ab-QDs) onto the test line...
September 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914948/nanotopography-mediated-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-derived-stem-cells
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Akash Bachhuka, Bahman Delalat, Soraya Rasi Ghaemi, Stan Gronthos, Nicolas H Voelcker, Krasimir Vasilev
Advanced medical devices, treatments and therapies demand an understanding of the role of interfacial properties on the cellular response. This is particularly important in the emerging fields of cell therapies and tissue regeneration. In this study, we evaluate the role of surface nanotopography on the fate of human dental pulp derived stem cells (hDPSC). These stem cells have attracted interest because of their capacity to differentiate to a range of useful lineages but are relatively easy to isolate. We generated and utilized density gradients of gold nanoparticles which allowed us to examine, on a single substrate, the influence of nanofeature density and size on stem cell behavior...
September 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914312/plasmon-induced-polymerization-using-a-ters-approach-a-platform-for-nanostructured-2d-1d-material-production
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Zhenglong Zhang, Marie Richard-Lacroix, Volker Deckert
Plasmon-induced chemical reactions have recently attracted great attention as a promising method for high efficiency light-energy conversion and proved to be useful in a wealth of different domains of chemistry and physics. One of the interesting and, so far, less explored avenues of such reactions is their potential for efficient, highly localized and controlled polymer production. Here, we present the first example of a localized, directed plasmon catalyzed polymerization process of a self-assembled monolayer on both silver and gold surfaces monitored by surface- and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS and TERS)...
September 15, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914241/validation-of-different-diagnostic-aids-in-detection-of-occlusal-caries-in-primary-molars-an-in-vitro-study
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G Shwetha, Prakash Chandra, Latha Anandakrishna, G Dhananjaya, Ashmitha K Shetty, Punitha S Kamath
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To estimate the accuracy and assess the sensitivity and specificity of direct visual examination (DVE), computerized radiograph (VISTA SCAN mini), and DIAGNOdent (DD) for caries diagnosis in primary molars as compared to histological examination of the teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An in vitro comparative study was carried out on 40 freshly extracted primary molars with questionable pit and fissures that yielded 89 examination sites. These samples were mounted on plaster and were subjected to examination methods for caries detection on the occlusal surface by two trained and calibrated examiners...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914144/impaired-disengagement-of-attention-and-its-relationship-to-emotional-distress-in-infants-at-high-risk-for-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Susan Bryson, Nancy Garon, Tracey McMullen, Jessica Brian, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Vickie Armstrong, Wendy Roberts, Isabel Smith, Peter Szatmari
INTRODUCTION: We provide data on visual orienting and emotional distress in infants at high and low risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHOD: Participants included 83 high-risk (HR) infants with an older sibling with ASD and 53 low-risk (LR) control infants with no family history of ASD. Infants were assessed on the gap-overlap task and a parent-completed temperament questionnaire at 6 and 12 months of age. At 36 months of age, an independent, gold standard diagnostic assessment for ASD was conducted...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911877/validity-and-reliability-of-naturalistic-driving-scene-categorization-judgments-from-crowdsourcing
#18
Christopher D D Cabrall, Zhenji Lu, Miltos Kyriakidis, Laura Manca, Chris Dijksterhuis, Riender Happee, Joost de Winter
A common challenge with processing naturalistic driving data is that humans may need to categorize great volumes of recorded visual information. By means of the online platform CrowdFlower, we investigated the potential of crowdsourcing to categorize driving scene features (i.e., presence of other road users, straight road segments, etc.) at greater scale than a single person or a small team of researchers would be capable of. In total, 200 workers from 46 different countries participated in 1.5days. Validity and reliability were examined, both with and without embedding researcher generated control questions via the CrowdFlower mechanism known as Gold Test Questions (GTQs)...
September 11, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910696/tissue-microstructure-estimation-using-a-deep-network-inspired-by-a-dictionary-based-framework
#19
Chuyang Ye
Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) captures the anisotropic pattern of water displacement in the neuronal tissue and allows noninvasive investigation of the complex tissue microstructure. A number of biophysical models have been proposed to relate the tissue organization with the observed diffusion signals, so that the tissue microstructure can be inferred. The Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density Imaging (NODDI) model has been a popular choice and has been widely used for many neuroscientific studies...
September 6, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910654/kinect-based-assessment-of-lower-limb-kinematics-and-dynamic-postural-control-during-the-star-excursion-balance-test
#20
Moataz Eltoukhy, Christopher Kuenze, Jeonghoon Oh, Savannah Wooten, Joseph Signorile
Assessments using dynamic postural control tests, like the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT), in combination with three-dimensional (3D) motion analysis can yield critical information regarding a subject's lower limb movement patterns. 3D analysis can provide a clear understanding of the mechanisms that lead to specific outcome measures on the SEBT. Currently, the only technology for 3D motion analysis during such tests is expensive marker-based motion analysis systems, which are impractical for use in clinical settings...
September 9, 2017: Gait & Posture
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