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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343080/ring-artifact-correction-in-gamma-ray-process-tomography-imaging
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Lakshminarayana Yenumula, Rajesh V Acharya, Umesh Kumar, T Palani Selvam, Kallol Roy, V H Patankar, Soumitra Kar
Ring artifacts have been studied for X-ray based Computed Tomography (CT) systems but not on γ-ray based in-situ applications. This paper discusses application of recently proposed automatic ring artifact reduction method (Yoon et al., 2016) on previously obtained experimental projection data from a γ-ray based Industrial Process Tomography (IPT) system for a prototype catalytic column. Studies include qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the method. It is observed that ring artifacts are suppressed without loss of significant information in γ-ray PT images...
March 18, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342940/high-test-retest-reliability-of-pain-related-evoked-potentials-prep-in-healthy-subjects
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Özüm Simal Özgül, Christoph Maier, Elena K Enax-Krumova, Jan Vollert, Marc Fischer, Martin Tegenthoff, Oliver Höffken
Pain-related-evoked potentials (PREP) is an established electrophysiological method to evaluate the signal transmission of electrically stimulated A-delta fibres. Although prerequisite for its clinical use, test-retest-reliability and side-to-side differences of bilateral stimulation in healthy subjects have not been examined yet. We performed PREP twice within 3 to 14days in 33 healthy subjects bilaterally by stimulating the dorsal hand. Detection (DT) and pain thresholds (PT) after electrical stimulation, the corresponding pain ratings, latencies of P0, N1, P1 and N2 components and the corresponding amplitudes were assessed...
March 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342920/which-is-the-more-appropriate-proximal-fusion-level-for-adult-lumbar-degenerative-flat-back
#3
Jeong-Hoon Choi, Jee-Soo Jang, Hyeun-Sung Kim, Il-Tae Jang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal proximal fusion level after long instrumented fusion to the sacrum for lumbar degenerative flat back. METHODS: Data from 70 patients with lumbar degenerative flat back were reviewed retrospectively. Three groups were designated according to the upper instrumented vertebrae (UIV) : Group 1 (UIV = T10 or above), Group 2 (UIV = T11 to T12), and Group 3 (UIV = L1 or below). Preoperative and postoperative pelvic parameters, degree of correction, and prevalence of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) and its risk factors were evaluated...
March 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342898/temperature-induces-significant-changes-in-both-glycolytic-reserve-and-mitochondrial-spare-respiratory-capacity-in-colorectal-cancer-cell-lines
#4
Mihail I Mitov, Jennifer W Harris, Michael C Alstott, Yekaterina Y Zaytseva, B Mark Evers, D Allan Butterfield
Thermotherapy, as a method of treating cancer, has recently attracted considerable attention from basic and clinical investigators. A number of studies and clinical trials have shown that thermotherapy can be successfully used as a therapeutic approach for various cancers. However, the effects of temperature on cancer bioenergetics have not been studied in detail with a real time, in a microplate, label-free detection approach. This study investigate how changes in temperature affect the bioenergetics characteristics (mitochondrial function and glycolysis) of three colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines utilizing the Seahorse XF96 technology...
March 22, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342739/supervised-physical-therapy-vs-home-exercise-program-for-patients-with-distal-radius-fracture-a-single-blind-randomized-clinical-study
#5
Héctor Gutiérrez-Espinoza, David Rubio-Oyarzún, Cristian Olguín-Huerta, Rodrigo Gutiérrez-Monclus, Sebastian Pinto-Concha, Gonzalo Gana-Hervias
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical study. INTRODUCTION: Supervised physical therapy (PT) and home exercise programs (HEPs) are frequently used in the rehabilitation of patients with distal radius fracture (DRF). However, there is no consensus as to whether unsupervised HEP provides comparable benefits to those achieved by supervised PT. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To compare the improvements in pain and functional status between a supervised PT program and unsupervised HEP in DRF patients older than 60 years...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340416/nonradical-oxidation-from-electrochemical-activation-of-peroxydisulfate-at-ti-pt-anode-efficiency-mechanism-and-influencing-factors
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Haoran Song, Linxia Yan, Jun Ma, Jin Jiang, Guangqiang Cai, Wenjuan Zhang, Zhongxiang Zhang, Jiaming Zhang, Tao Yang
Electrochemical activation of peroxydisulfate (PDS) at Ti/Pt anode was systematically investigated for the first time in this work. The synergistic effect produced from the combination of electrolysis and the addition of PDS demonstrates that PDS can be activated at Ti/Pt anode. The selective oxidation towards carbamazepine (CBZ), sulfamethoxazole (SMX), propranolol (PPL), benzoic acid (BA) rather than atrazine (ATZ) and nitrobenzene (NB) was observed in electrochemical activation of PDS process. Moreover, addition of excess methanol or tert-butanol had negligible impact on CBZ (model compound) degradation, demonstrating that neither sulfate radical (SO4(-)) nor hydroxyl radical (HO) was produced in electrochemical activation of PDS process...
March 21, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340297/atomic-scale-snapshots-of-the-formation-and-growth-of-hollow-ptni-c-nanocatalysts
#7
Raphael Chattot, Tristan Asset, Jakub Drnec, Pierre Bordet, Jaysen Nelayah, Laetitia Dubau, Frédéric Maillard
Determining the formation and growth mechanism of bimetallic nanoparticles (NPs) with atomic detail is fundamental to synthesize efficient 'catalysts by design'. However, the understanding of the elementary steps, which take place during their synthesis remains elusive. Herein, we have exploited scanning transmission electron microscopy coupled to energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, operando wide angle and small angle X-ray scattering and electrochemistry to unveil the formation and growth mechanism of hollow PtNi/C NPs...
March 24, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340149/individual-and-regional-determinants-for-physical-therapy-utilization-in-germany-multilevel-analysis-of-national-survey-data
#8
Alexander Rommel, Lars Eric Kroll
Background: Physical therapy (PT) is included in many clinical guidelines and a commonly used health service. However, access to its benefits should not strongly depend on social or demographic factors. Objective: The present study used the Andersen model to explain to what extent PT utilization in Germany depends on factors beyond medical need. Methods: The German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS, 2008-2011; target population, 18-79 years) is part of the German health-monitoring system...
March 9, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340021/phenamil-an-amiloride-derivative-restricts-long-bone-growth-and-alters-keeled-sternum-bone-architecture-in-growing-chickens
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Tara R Price, Kristin Moncada, Hector Leyva-Jimenez, Kye Won Park, Peter Tontonoz, Rosemary L Walzem
"Broiler-type" chickens are fast-grow-ing, heavy-bodied birds with high demands on bone quality. Phenamil increased mineralization in cultured murine mesenchymal stem cells. Phenamil effects were tested in 2 groups of weight and gender matched day-old broiler chickens (n = 13). Oral administration of 30 mg phenamil/kg body weight d 1 to 13 reduced growth of chicks d 5 to 14 (P = 0.002); with phenamil-treated (PT) chick body weight being 84% of vehicle-treated (VT) chicks' body weight on d 14. Tissues collected on d 15 showed that femur lengths and widths did not differ, but tibias from PT chicks were 6% shorter (P = 0...
March 3, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339813/microstructural-observation-of-fuel-cell-catalyst-inks-by-cryo-sem-and-cryo-tem
#10
Junichi Shimanuki, Shinichi Takahashi, Hajime Tohma, Atsushi Ohma, Ayumi Ishihara, Yoshiko Ito, Yuri Nishino, Atsuo Miyazawa
In order to improve the electricity generation performance of fuel cell electric vehicles, it is necessary to optimize the microstructure of the catalyst layer of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell. The catalyst layer is formed by a wet coating process using catalyst inks. Therefore, it is very important to observe the microstructure of the catalyst ink. In this study, the morphology of carbon-supported platinum (Pt/C) particles in catalyst inks with a different solvent composition was investigated by cryogenic scanning electron microscopy (cryo-SEM)...
February 9, 2017: Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339334/a-movement-system-impairment-approach-to-evaluation-and-treatment-of-a-person-with-lumbar-radiculopathy-a-case-report
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Eileen Miller, Shirley A Sahrmann, Dale Avers
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are several systems of classification and treatment of patients with low back pain (LBP) based on assessment of the effect of lumbar postures and movements on symptoms. The efficacy of one of these systems, The Movement System Impairment (MSI) method, has not yet been demonstrated in the literature. The purpose of this case report is to describe the approach of the MSI method for an individual with lumbar radiculopathy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 79-year-old woman with a history of chronic LBP was referred to PT with a physician's diagnosis of sciatica...
March 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339263/electronic-stopping-of-slow-protons-in-transition-and-rare-earth-metals-breakdown-of-the-free-electron-gas-concept
#12
D Roth, B Bruckner, M V Moro, S Gruber, D Goebl, J I Juaristi, M Alducin, R Steinberger, J Duchoslav, D Primetzhofer, P Bauer
The electronic stopping cross sections (SCS) of Ta and Gd for slow protons have been investigated experimentally. The data are compared to the results for Pt and Au to learn how electronic stopping in transition and rare earth metals correlates with features of the electronic band structures. The extraordinarily high SCS observed for protons in Ta and Gd cannot be understood in terms of a free electron gas model, but are related to the high densities of both occupied and unoccupied electronic states in these metals...
March 10, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338698/thermally-driven-bubble-evolution-at-a-heater-wire-in-water-characterized-by-high-speed-transmission-electron-microscopy
#13
J R Vance, S J Dillon
This work investigates the early stage evolution of thermally nucleated microbubbles in water using in situ high-speed, 400 fps, transmission electron microscopy. A Pt wire Joule heater induced bubble nucleation and growth from air-saturated water at different levels of power. For all powers below Pt breakdown, the dissolved gas initiates bubble nucleation at the concave surface defects adjacent to the area of highest temperature. A combination of interfacial forces and stress relaxation drive rapid migration of the bubbles away from the nucleation site...
March 24, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338651/dichotomy-in-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinomas-based-on-histologic-similarities-to-hilar-cholangiocarcinomas
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Masayuki Akita, Kohei Fujikura, Tetsuo Ajiki, Takumi Fukumoto, Kyoko Otani, Takeshi Azuma, Tomoo Itoh, Yonson Ku, Yoh Zen
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas were classified into two types based on their microscopic appearance. Tumors with histologic similarities to hilar cholangiocarcinomas (predominantly ductal adenocarcinomas with minor tubular components, if present, restricted to the invasive front) were defined as the perihilar type, whereas the others were classified as peripheral cholangiocarcinomas. Among the 47 cases examined in the present study, 26 (55%) were classified as the perihilar type, whereas 21 (45%) were the peripheral type...
March 24, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338383/inter-session-reliability-of-isokinetic-strength-testing-in-knee-and-elbow-extension-and-flexion-using-the-bte-primusrs
#15
Alexander Törpel, Tim Becker, Angelina Thiers, Dennis Hamacher, Lutz Schega
CONTEXT: The use of isokinetic dynamometers playing an important role in different settings of sports and medicine. Therefore, a high reliability of these devices is required. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the inter-session reliability of the dynamometer BTE PrimusRS regarding to the isolated single-joint exercises extension / flexion of the knee and elbow for isokinetic testing. DESIGN: Inter-session reliability. SETTING: Clinical settings and sports science...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338334/a-theoretical-study-on-methane-c-h-bond-activation-by-bare-feo-0
#16
Yang Wang, Xiaoli Sun, Jun Zhang, Jilai Li
The first C-H bond activation of methane by bare diatomic FeO in different charge states (cationic +, neutral 0, and anionic -) have been studied by means of density functional theory (DFT) and CCSD(T) methods. The structures were optimized by using 10 often-used different density functionals (DFs) with different Hartree-Fock exchange fractions, and then subject to single point energy (SPE) calculations at both the DFT level and the CCSD(T) level. The performance of these methods on the energies, structure optimization, as well as charged states of the systems were discussed...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338264/engineering-high-energy-interfacial-structures-for-high-performance-oxygen-involving-electrocatalysis
#17
Chunxian Guo, Yao Zheng, Jingrun Ran, Fangxi Xie, Mietek Jaroniec, Shi-Zhang Qiao
Engineering high-energy interfacial structures for high-performance electrocatalysis is achieved by chemical coupling of active CoO nanoclusters and high-index facet Mn3 O4 nano-octahedrons (hi-Mn3 O4 ). A thorough characterization, including synchrotron-based near edge X-ray absorption fine structure, reveals that strong interactions between both components promote the formation of high-energy interfacial Mn-O-Co species and high oxidation state CoO, from which electrons are drawn by Mn(III) -O present in hi-Mn3 O4 ...
March 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338068/a-portable-immunosensor-with-differential-pressure-gauges-readout-for-alpha-fetoprotein-detection
#18
Qingping Wang, Rongjie Li, Kang Shao, Yue Lin, Weiqiang Yang, Longhua Guo, Bin Qiu, Zhenyu Lin, Guonan Chen
A portable, affordable and simple detector is requested in a "Point-of-Care-Testing" (POCT) system. In this study, we exploited the potentialities of Differential Pressure Gauge (DPG) to the orientation of POCT technology. Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) was chosen as a model analyte that could specifically recognized by its antigen, and a tiny outfits equipped with a DPG was employed as the signal readout. Pt/SiO2 nanospheres were synthesized and modified with the detection antibody. In the presence of target, a sandwich of immunocomplex specifically formed and the Pt/SiO2 had been modified on the capture antibody...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337917/micrometer-precise-determination-of-the-thin-electrolyte-layer-of-a-spectroelectrochemical-cell-by-microelectrode-approach-curves
#19
Dennis Hiltrop, Justus Masa, Alexander J R Botz, Armin Lindner, Wolfgang Schuhmann, Martin Muhler
A spectroelectrochemical cell is presented that allows investigations of electrochemical reactions by means of attenuated total reflection infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopy. The electrode holder for the working (WE), counter and reference electrode as mounted in the IR spectrometer cause the formation of a thin electrolyte layer between the internal reflection element (IRE) and the surface of the WE. The thickness of this thin electrolyte layer (dTL) was estimated by performing a scanning electrochemical microscopy-(SECM) like approach of a Pt microelectrode (ME), which was leveled with the WE towards the IRE surface...
March 24, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337750/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-drugs-used-to-reverse-direct-oral-anticoagulants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Luis Teodoro da Luz, Mylene Marchand, Bartolomeu Nascimento, Homer Tien, Avery Nathens, Prakesh Shah
BACKGROUND: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are effective and safe for prophylaxis and treatment of thromboembolic phenomena. However, managing DOACs during bleeding emergencies is challenging. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted on studies addressing efficacy and safety of the drugs used for reversal of DOACs. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials.gov were searched up to September 2016. Studies that examined clinical and laboratory effects of drugs used to reverse DOACs were included...
March 24, 2017: Transfusion
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