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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538668/biomechanical-modeling-of-pterygium-radiation-surgery-a-retrospective-case-study
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Bojan Pajic, Daniel M Aebersold, Andreas Eggspuehler, Frederik R Theler, Harald P Studer
Pterygium is a vascularized, invasive transformation on the anterior corneal surface that can be treated by Strontium-/Yttrium90 beta irradiation. Finite element modeling was used to analyze the biomechanical effects governing the treatment, and to help understand clinically observed changes in corneal astigmatism. Results suggested that irradiation-induced pulling forces on the anterior corneal surface can cause astigmatism, as well as central corneal flattening. Finite element modeling of corneal biomechanics closely predicted the postoperative corneal surface (astigmatism error -0...
May 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534282/template-free-synthesis-of-phosphate-based-spheres-via-modified-supersaturated-phosphate-buffer-solutions
#2
Tao Qin, Yuanyuan Han, Peng Zhang, Ishtiaq Hassan Wani, Fredrik Nikolajeff, Klaus Leifer, Håkan Engqvist
Modified supersaturated phosphate buffer solutions were used to synthesize phosphate-based spheres, including calcium phosphate (CaP), strontium phosphate (SrP) and barium phosphate (BaP). A series of ions concentrations in the modified phosphate buffer solutions were investigated in order to study their effects in precipitates morphologies. During synthesis, it was found that magnesium was the key factor in sphere formation. The morphologies of calcium phosphate, strontium phosphate and barium phosphate precipitates varied as the concentration of magnesium ions varied...
July 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530825/effect-of-wood-aging-on-wine-mineral-composition-and-87sr-86sr-isotopic-ratio
#3
Ayse Deniz Kaya, Raúl Bruno de Sousa, António Sérgio Curvelo-Garcia, Jorge Manuel Ricardo-da-Silva, Sofia Catarino
Evolution of mineral composition and wine strontium isotopic ratio 87Sr/86Sr (Sr IR) during wood aging were investigated. A red wine was aged in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves (Quercus sessiliflora Salisb.), with three industrial scale replicates. Sampling was carried out after 30, 60 and 90 days of aging, and the wines evaluated in terms of general analysis, phenolic composition, total polysaccharides, multi-element composition and Sr IR. Li, Be, Mg, Al, Sc, Ti, V, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ge, As, Rb, Sr, Y, Zr, Mo, Sb, Cs, Ba, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Dy, Ho, Er, Yb, Lu, Tl, Pb elements and 87Sr/86Sr were determined by quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (Q-ICP-MS), Na, K, Ca and Fe by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529794/crystal-structures-of-two-alkaline-earth-m-ba-and-sr-dimanganese-ii-iron-iii-tris-orthophosphates
#4
Ghaleb Alhakmi, Abderrazzak Assani, Mohamed Saadi, Lahcen El Ammari
Two new orthophosphates, BaMn2Fe(PO4)3 [barium dimanganese(II) iron(III) tris-(orthophosphate)] and SrMn2Fe(PO4)3 [strontium dimanganese(II) iron(III) tris-(orthophosphate)], were synthesized by solid-state reactions. They are isotypic and crystallize in the ortho-rhom-bic system with space group type Pbcn. Their crystal structures comprise infinite zigzag chains of edge-sharing FeO6 octa-hedra (point group symmetry .2.) and Mn2O10 double octa-hedra running parallel to [001], linked by two types of PO4 tetra-hedra...
May 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526857/room-temperature-soft-mode-and-ferroelectric-like-polarization-in-srtio3-ultrathin-films-infrared-and-ab-initio-study
#5
Wei-Wei Peng, Robert Tétot, Gang Niu, Emilie Amzallag, Bertrand Vilquin, Jean-Blaise Brubach, Pascale Roy
Due to the remarkable possibilities of epitaxially growing strontium titanate (SrTiO3 or STO) on silicon, this oxide is widely used as a buffer layer for integrating other perovskite oxides which allows for the development of various functional electronic devices on silicon. Moreover, STO is known to be an incipient ferroelectric in bulk but may become ferroelectric when in the form of strained ultrathin films. Given the importance of the potential applications for electronics if this property is demonstrated, we performed a spectroscopic study of STO on Si(001) templates coupling experimental and ab initio investigations...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522874/calcium-deficient-hydroxyapatite-as-a-potential-sorbent-for-strontium
#6
Yurina Sekine, Ryuhei Motokawa, Naofumi Kozai, Toshihiko Ohnuki, Daiju Matsumura, Takuya Tsuji, Riku Kawasaki, Kazunari Akiyoshi
A calcium (Ca)-deficient hydroxyapatite was investigated for its potential to remove Sr(2+) from environmentally relevant water. We conducted sorption tests on solutions containing magnesium ion (Mg(2+)) and calcium ion (Ca(2+)) as competing cations at a strontium ion (Sr(2+)) concentration of 0.05 mmol/L. The Ca-deficient hydroxyapatite maintained a high Sr(2+) sorption ratio of above 80% in the presence of Mg(2+) and Ca(2+) at the concentrations between 0.1 and 1.0 mmol/L, whereas the stoichiometric hydroxyapatite showed a lower ratio even in the presence of small amounts of Mg(2+) and Ca(2+) (72% for Mg(2+) and 51% for Ca(2+) at 0...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521989/synthesis-of-strontium-chondroitin-sulfate-and-the-evaluation-of-its-capability-to-attenuate-osteoarthritis
#7
F B Ma, N Liu, N Hu, C Y Wen, B Tang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorder and the leading cause of joint disability in elderly patients. In this study, we fabricated strontium chondroitin sulfate (SrCS), a new polysaccharide-metal ion complex that is the combination of chondroitin sulfate and strontium, which are two widely adopted chemicals in OA clinical management. The structural, chemical compositions and morphology of as-fabricated SrCS were systematically investigated. Cell proliferation test, RT-PCR and preliminary animal studies were conducted to evaluate the clinical potential of SrCS on OA treatment...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521691/prospect-of-combination-and-sequential-therapies-for-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
#8
Hao Liu, Binbin Li
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a systemic bone disease, which is associated with the osteoporotic fracture. Along with prolonged life expectancy, the fracture risk increases dramatically with age. So far, it is usually the first choice to using antiresorptive agents. However, current clinical therapeutic treatments are not enough to inhibit the long-term bone loss and the rising risk of bone fractures. Recently, sequential and combination therapies with anti-osteoporosis drugs have become an inevitable trend...
May 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521152/an-improved-method-for-the-rapid-determination-of-90-sr-in-cow-s-milk
#9
Nicolas Guérin, Remi Riopel, Ray Rao, Sheila Kramer-Tremblay, Xiongxin Dai
An improved method was developed to rapidly determine strontium-90 ((90)Sr) in cow's milk samples in the event of a nuclear emergency. To perform this method, no heating or ashing steps were needed and all of the material used was disposable. Stable Sr tracer was added to each 40 mL milk sample. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) were added to the sample to flocculate the suspended fat and proteins in the milk. The sample was centrifuged and the strontium in the supernatant was precipitated with carbonate...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506888/calcium-sensing-receptor-erk-signaling-promotes-odontoblastic-differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-cells
#10
Hiroyuki Mizumachi, Shinichiro Yoshida, Atsushi Tomokiyo, Daigaku Hasegawa, Sayuri Hamano, Asuka Yuda, Hideki Sugii, Suguru Serita, Hiromi Mitarai, Katsuaki Koori, Naohisa Wada, Hidefumi Maeda
Activation of the G protein-coupled calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) has crucial roles in skeletal development and bone turnover. Our recent study has identified a role for activated CaSR in the osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament stem cells. Furthermore, odontoblasts residing inside the tooth pulp chamber play a central role in dentin formation. However, it remains unclear how CaSR activation affects the odontoblastic differentiation of human dental pulp cells (HDPCs). We have investigated the odontoblastic differentiation of HDPCs exposed to elevated levels of extracellular calcium (Ca) and strontium (Sr), and the contribution of CaSR and the L-type voltage-dependent calcium channel (L-VDCC) to this process...
May 12, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506025/modified-pechini-processing-of-barium-and-lanthanum-lithium-titanate-nanoparticles-and-thin-films
#11
A Suslov, S Kobylianska, D Durilin, O Ovchar, V Trachevskii, B Jancar, A Belous
Barium-strontium titanate (BST) Ba0.6Sr 0.4 TiO3 and lanthanum-lithium titanate (LLT) La0.5Li0.5TiO3 nanopowders and thin films have been obtained via the modified Pechini route. Polyesterification and complexation processes of gel formation have been examined. Hypothetical models of coordinative polymers formed in sol-gel system have been suggested. It has been shown that BST and LLT solid solutions form in one step at relatively low temperature. X-ray diffraction confirms that the final products, which are single phases and have cubic shape, are formed at 600 and 700 °C for BST and LLT respectively...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502026/dentin-remineralizing-ability-and-enhanced-antibacterial-activity-of-strontium-and-hydroxyl-ion-co-releasing-radiopaque-hydroxyapatite-cement
#12
R Jayasree, T S Sampath Kumar, S Mahalaxmi, Sireesha Abburi, Y Rubaiya, Mukesh Doble
Dental caries is an infection of the mineralized tooth structures that advances when acid secreted by bacterial action on dietary carbohydrates diffuses and dissolves the tooth mineral leading to demineralization. During treatment, clinicians often remove only the superficial infected tooth structures and retain a part of affected carious dentin to prevent excessive dentin loss and pulp exposure. Calcium hydroxide is used to treat the affected dentin because it is alkaline, induces pulp-dentin remineralization and decreases bacterial infection...
June 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498706/sisyphus-laser-cooling-of-a-polyatomic-molecule
#13
Ivan Kozyryev, Louis Baum, Kyle Matsuda, Benjamin L Augenbraun, Loic Anderegg, Alexander P Sedlack, John M Doyle
We perform magnetically assisted Sisyphus laser cooling of the triatomic free radical strontium monohydroxide (SrOH). This is achieved with principal optical cycling in the rotationally closed P(N^{''}=1) branch of either the X[over ˜]^{2}Σ^{+}(000)↔A[over ˜]^{2}Π_{1/2}(000) or the X[over ˜]^{2}Σ^{+}(000)↔B[over ˜]^{2}Σ^{+}(000) vibronic transitions. Molecules lost into the excited vibrational states during the cooling process are repumped back through the B[over ˜](000) state for both the (100) level of the Sr-O stretching mode and the (02^{0}0) level of the bending mode...
April 28, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498377/broadband-ultrafast-photovoltaic-detectors-based-on-large-scale-topological-insulator-sb2te3-sto-heterostructures
#14
Honghui Sun, Tian Jiang, Yunyi Zang, Xin Zheng, Yan Gong, Yong Yan, Zhongjie Xu, Yu Liu, Liang Fang, Xiang'ai Cheng, Ke He
Topological insulators (TIs) are new states of quantum matter in which the spin-momentum-locked surface states reside in the bulk insulating gap and have triggered extensive investigations on fundamental properties and potential applications. Herein, we report scalable, broadband photovoltaic detectors based on the topological insulator Sb2Te3/strontium titanate (STO) heterostructure. Large-scale (2 mm × 5 mm), high crystalline quality p-type Sb2Te3 films were fabricated on an n-type STO substrate by the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) method...
May 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497872/deviant-burials-and-social-identity-in-a-postmedieval-polish-cemetery-an-analysis-of-stable-oxygen-and-carbon-isotopes-from-the-vampires-of-drawsko
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Lesley A Gregoricka, Amy B Scott, Tracy K Betsinger, Marek Polcyn
OBJECTIVES: Deviant burials can reveal important information about both social and individual identity, particularly when the mortuary record is supplemented by an examination of skeletal remains. At the postmedieval (17th to 18th c. AD) cemetery of Drawsko (Site 1), Poland, six individuals (of n = 285) received deviant, anti-vampiristic mortuary treatment. A previous study using radiogenic strontium isotope ratios ( x¯= 0.7112 ± 0.0006, 1σ, n = 60) found that these "vampires" were in fact locals, not migrants to the region targeted for deviant burial due to their status as immigrant outsiders...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496309/effect-of-electromagnetic-fields-and-antioxidants-on-the-trace-element-content-of-rat-teeth
#16
Mehmet Sinan Dogan, Mehmet Cihan Yavas, Yasemin Yavuz, Sait Erdogan, İsmail Yener, İbrahim Simsek, Zeki Akkus, Veysel Eratilla, Abdulsamet Tanik, Mehmet Zulkuf Akdag
The purpose of this study was to examine the possible effect of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMFs), from a high-voltage source, on rat teeth in terms of changes in trace elements (TEs) and the effect of antioxidants (melatonin [MLT] and Ganoderma lucidum [GL]) in counteracting these effects. We used adult male Wistar albino rats with a mean weight of 250-300 g and divided the rats into eight groups. The groups were subjected to an ELF-EMF that was applied with a high-voltage line for 8 hours/day for 26 days (Groups I, II, and III) or 52 days (Groups V, VI, and VII)...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493433/highly-active-and-iso-selective-catalysts-for-rop-of-cyclic-esters-using-group-2-metal-initiators
#17
Tarun Kanti Panda, Jayeeta Bhattacharjee, A Harinath, Hari P Nayek, Alok Sarkar
A series of alkali and alkaline earth (Ae) metal complexes bearing 1,2 phenylene(bis-diphenylphosphinothioic/selenoic amide) [{Ph2P(E)NH}2C6H4] (E = S (1-H2); Se (2-H2) ligands are reported. Alkali metal complexes [{Ph2P(S)N}2C6H4]Na(THF)4 (3a) [{Ph2P(Se)N}2C6H4]Na(THF)4 (3b), and [{Ph2P(Se)N}2C6H4]K(THF)5 (4b) were obtained in good yield by treating protic ligand 1-H2 or 2-H2 with corresponding metal hexamethyldisilazides [MN(SiMe3)2] (M = Na and K) at ambient temperature. The Ae metal complexes formulated as [{Ph2P(E)N}2C6H4]M(THF)3 [E = S, M = Ca (5a), Sr (6a), Ba (7a); E = Se, M = Ca (5b), Sr (6b), Ba (7b)] can be synthesized using two routes...
May 11, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491440/marginal-resection-and-adjuvant-strontium-plesiotherapy-in-the-management-of-feline-eyelid-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumours-two-cases
#18
Davide Berlato, Ana Rita Serras, Marian Matas Riera, Roberta Rasotto
CASE SERIES SUMMARY: Two cats with a marginally resected eyelid malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour were treated with adjuvant strontium plesiotherapy a few weeks after surgery. The dose applied in both cases was 200 Gy to the surface, in five fractions, on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday basis. The treatment aimed to achieve a clinical margin of approximately 1 cm around the surgical scar and multiple application fields were required to cover such an area. Local recurrence was not seen in either case after 1330 and 645 days, respectively...
July 2016: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485552/effect-of-strontium-citrate-on-bone-consolidation-during-mandibular-distraction-osteogenesis
#19
Benjamin A Taylor, Michael Bezuhly, Matthew Brace, Michael Carter, Paul Hong
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) involves a lengthy consolidation phase where complications can occur. Strontium is an element that has been shown to improve bone healing. The objective of this study was to determine whether strontium citrate can be used to enhance bone healing during MDO in a rabbit model. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective animal model study. METHODS: Custom-made MDO devices were placed on 20 New Zealand White rabbits...
May 9, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484926/effect-of-strontium-substitution-on-the-cytocompatibility-and-3-d-scaffold-structure-for-the-xsro-10-x-mgo-60sio2-20cao-10-p2o5-2%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-x%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-8-sol-gel-glasses
#20
Swati Thakur, Shikha Garg, Gurbinder Kaur, Om Prakash Pandey
In the present study, novel glasses xSrO-(10-x) MgO-60SiO2-20CaO-10 P2O5 (2 ≤ x ≤ 8, in steps of 2) are synthesized via sol-gel method. The current work focusses on the evaluation of mechanical, physical and biocompatible properties for sol-gel glasses. The pore size and surface area of these glasses were studied using BET analysis. The structural aspect of the glasses/glass ceramics was studied by XRD and Raman spectroscopy. The cytotoxicity assays were conducted for MG63 human osteosarcoma cell line...
June 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
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