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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534157/infrared-laser-ablation-with-vacuum-capture-for-fingermark-sampling
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Fabrizio Donnarumma, Eden E Camp, Fan Cao, Kermit K Murray
Infrared laser ablation coupled to vacuum capture was employed to collect material from fingermarks deposited on surfaces of different porosity and roughness. Laser ablation at 3 μm was performed in reflection mode with subsequent capture of the ejecta with a filter connected to vacuum. Ablation and capture of standards from fingermarks was demonstrated on glass, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard surfaces. Using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI), it was possible to detect caffeine after spiking with amounts as low as 1 ng...
May 22, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529987/the-role-of-radiofrequency-ablation-to-liver-transection-surface-in-patients-with-close-tumor-margin-of-hcc-during-hepatectomy-a-case-matched-study
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C Nicholas Kotewall, Tan To Cheung, Wong Hoi She, Ka Wing Ma, Simon Hing Ying Tsang, Jeff Wing Chiu Dai, Albert Chi Yan Chan, Kenneth Siu Ho Chok, Chung Mau Lo
BACKGROUND: To review the outcome of using radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for patients with close resection margin during hepatectomy. METHODS: From Oct 2004 to Sept 2013, 862 patients received hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong. Fourteen patients received additional RFA because of close resection margin (<1 cm) during the operation for HCC. The result of 28 patients with close liver resection margin was selected for comparison...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522866/femtosecond-laser-fabrication-of-anatase-tio2-micro-nanostructures-with-chemical-oxidation-and-annealing
#3
Ting Huang, Jinlong Lu, Xin Zhang, Rongshi Xiao, Wuxiong Yang, Qiang Wu
The fabrication of nanoporous anatase TiO2 on a microstructured Ti base is achieved through an innovative hybrid fabrication method involving femtosecond laser ablation coupled with H2O2 oxidation and annealing. The anatase TiO2 micro-nanostructures have superior photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange due to enhanced light harvesting capacity and surface area. The photodegradation efficiency increases by a maximum of 80% compared to the nanoporous anatase TiO2 fabricated through H2O2 oxidation and annealing only (without femtosecond laser ablation)...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515824/cardiogenic-shock-acute-severe-mitral-regurgitation-and-complete-heart-block-after-cavo-tricuspid-isthmus-atrial-flutter-ablation
#4
Thein Tun Aung, Edward Samuel Roberto, Kevin D Kravitz
Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is the first-line management of cavo-tricuspid isthmus dependent atrial flutter. It has been performed with 95% success rate. Adverse events are very rare. We report the first case of acute severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and complete heart block developed after successful atrial flutter ablation. A 62-year-old female with mild MR presented with palpitations. Surface electrocardiogram was suggestive of isthmus dependent atrial flutter. A duodecapolar mapping catheter showed an atrial flutter with cycle length of 280 ms...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515594/radiofrequency-ablation-of-osteoid-osteoma-in-common-and-technically-challenging-locations-in-pediatric-population
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Shaileshkumar Garge, Shyamkumar N Keshava, Vinu Moses, George K Chiramel, Munawwar Ahmed, Suraj Mammen, Vrisha Madhuri
CONTEXT: Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of osteoid osteoma has a high technical and clinical success rate. However, there is limited data on its use in the pediatric population, especially in technically challenging locations. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous RFA of osteoid osteoma in pediatric population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From June 2009 to May 2014, 30 patients with osteoid osteoma were treated with CT-guided RFA in common (25 cases) and technically challenging (five cases: four near articular surface and one in sacrum) locations...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508746/ciliomotor-circuitry-underlying-whole-body-coordination-of-ciliary-activity-in-the-platynereis-larva
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Csaba Verasztó, Nobuo Ueda, Luis A Bezares-Calderón, Aurora Panzera, Elizabeth A Williams, Réza Shahidi, Gáspár Jékely
Ciliated surfaces harbouring synchronously beating cilia can generate fluid flow or drive locomotion. In ciliary swimmers, ciliary beating, arrests, and changes in beat frequency are often coordinated across extended or discontinuous surfaces. To understand how such coordination is achieved, we studied the ciliated larvae of Platynereis dumerilii, a marine annelid. Platynereis larvae have segmental multiciliated cells that regularly display spontaneous coordinated ciliary arrests. We used whole-body connectomics, activity imaging, transgenesis, and neuron ablation to characterize the ciliomotor circuitry...
May 16, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508635/polydopamine-coated-manganese-carbonate-nanoparticles-for-amplified-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy
#7
Youxing Cheng, Shupeng Zhang, Ning Kang, Jianpan Huang, Xiaolin Lv, Kai Wen, Shefang Ye, Zhiwei Chen, Xi Zhou, Lei Ren
This study reports a multifunctional nanoparticle (NP) that can be used for amplified magnetic resonance image (MRI)-guided photothermal therapy (PTT) due to its surface coating with a polydopamine (PDA) shell. Importantly, by means of introducing the surface coating of PDA, large quantities of water can be trapped around the NPs allowing more efficient water exchange, leading to greatly improved MR contrast signals compared with those from NPs without the PDA coating. Further, a distinct photothermal effect can be obtained arising from the strong absorption of PDA in the near-infrared (NIR) region...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508042/toward-continuous-wave-operation-of-organic-semiconductor-lasers
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Atula S D Sandanayaka, Toshinori Matsushima, Fatima Bencheikh, Kou Yoshida, Munetomo Inoue, Takashi Fujihara, Kenichi Goushi, Jean-Charles Ribierre, Chihaya Adachi
The demonstration of continuous-wave lasing from organic semiconductor films is highly desirable for practical applications in the areas of spectroscopy, data communication, and sensing, but it still remains a challenging objective. We report low-threshold surface-emitting organic distributed feedback lasers operating in the quasi-continuous-wave regime at 80 MHz as well as under long-pulse photoexcitation of 30 ms. This outstanding performance was achieved using an organic semiconductor thin film with high optical gain, high photoluminescence quantum yield, and no triplet absorption losses at the lasing wavelength combined with a mixed-order distributed feedback grating to achieve a low lasing threshold...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505844/equation-of-state-phonons-and-lattice-stability-of-ultrafast-warm-dense-matter
#9
L Harbour, M W C Dharma-Wardana, D D Klug, L J Lewis
Using the two-temperature model for ultrafast matter (UFM), we compare the equation of state, pair-distribution functions g(r), and phonons using the neutral pseudoatom (NPA) model with results from density functional theory (DFT) codes and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations for Al, Li, and Na. The NPA approach uses state-dependent first-principles pseudopotentials from an "all-electron" DFT calculation with finite-T exchange-correlation functional (XCF). It provides pair potentials, structure factors, the "bound" and "free" states, as well as a mean ionization Z[over ¯] unambiguously...
April 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502717/preferential-accumulation-of-gold-nanorods-into-human-skin-hair-follicles-effect-of-nanoparticle-surface-chemistry
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Nouf N Mahmoud, Alaaldin M Alkilany, Dörthe Dietrich, Uwe Karst, Amal G Al-Bakri, Enam A Khalil
HYPOTHESIS: Gold nanoparticles (GNP) are considered an ideal model to help understanding the nano-skin interface. The surface functionality of gold nanorods (GNR) is expected to influence the uptake of nanoparticles into specific targets of skin such as hair follicles or dermis. Hence, it should be possible to modify the surface chemistry of GNP to achieve more targeted and safe skin therapy. EXPERIMENTS: GNR functionalized with various surface ligands (neutral, anionic, cationic, and hydrophobic) were evaluated for their accumulation into hair follicles of human skin sheets using ex-vivo setup...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498510/semi-automated-registration-of-pre-and-intra-operative-ct-for-image-guided-percutaneous-liver-tumor-ablation-interventions
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Gokhan Gunay, Manh Ha Luu, Adriaan Moelker, Theo van Walsum, Stefan Klein
PURPOSE: In CT guided liver tumor ablation interventions, registration of a preoperative contrast enhanced CT image to the intra-operative CT image is hypothesized to improve guidance. This is a highly challenging registration task due to differences in patient poses and large deformations, and therefore high registration errors are expected. In this study, our objective is to develop a method that enables users to locally improve the registration where the registration fails, with minimal user interaction...
May 12, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498038/determination-of-metal-elements-in-wine-using-laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy-libs
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Jana Bocková, Ye Tian, Hualiang Yin, Nicole Delepine-Gilon, Yanping Chen, Pavel Veis, Jin Yu
We developed a method for sensitive elemental analysis of wines using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). In order to overcome the inefficiency of direct ablation of bulk wine (an organic liquid), a thin layer of wine residue was prepared on a metallic target according to an appropriated heating procedure applied to an amount of liquid wine dropped on the target surface. The obtained ensemble was thus ablated. Such a sample preparation procedure used a very small volume of 2 mL of wine and took only 30 min without reagent or solvent...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493426/optical-coherence-elastography-for-strain-dynamics-measurements-in-laser-correction-of-cornea-shape
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Vladimir Y Zaitsev, Alexander L Matveyev, Lev A Matveev, Grigory V Gelikonov, Alexander I Omelchenko, Olga I Baum, Sergey E Avetisov, Andrey V Bolshunov, Vladimir I Siplivy, Dmitry V Shabanov, Alex Vitkin, Emil N Sobol
We describe the use of elastographic processing in phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography (OCT) for visualizing dynamics of strain and tissue-shape changes during laser-induced photothermal corneal reshaping, for applications in the emerging field of non-destructive and non-ablative (non-LASIK) laser vision correction. The proposed phase-processing approach based on fairly sparse data acquisition enabled rapid data processing and near-real-time visualization of dynamic strains. The approach avoids conventional phase unwrapping, yet allows for mapping strains even for significantly supra-wavelength inter-frame displacements of scatterers accompanied by multiple phase-wrapping...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490587/heparanase-upregulation-contributes-to-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-release
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Chunhe Guo, Zhenbang Zhu, Yang Guo, Xiaoying Wang, Piao Yu, Shuqi Xiao, Yaosheng Chen, Yongchang Cao, Xiaohong Liu
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) continues to cause substantial economic losses to the pig industry worldwide. Heparan sulfate (HS) is used by PRRSV for initial attachment to target cells. However, the role of HS in the late phase of PRRSV infection and the mechanism of virus release from host cells remain largely unknown. In this study, we showed that PRRSV infection caused a decrease of HS expression and upregulated heparanase, the only known enzyme capable to degrade HS. We subsequently demonstrated that the NF-κB signaling pathway and cathepsin L protease were involved in regulation of PRRSV infection-induced heparanase...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485911/photoluminescence-of-functionalized-germanium-nanocrystals-embedded-in-arsenic-sulfide-glass
#15
Tingyi Gu, Jia Gao, Evgeny E Ostroumov, Hyuncheol Jeong, Fan Wu, Romain Fardel, Nan Yao, Rodney D Priestley, Gregory D Scholes, Yueh-Lin Loo, Craig B Arnold
Embedding metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles in a chalcogenide glass matrix effectively modifies the optical properties. Such nanostructured materials could play an important role in optoelectronic devices, catalysis and imaging applications. In this work, we fabricate and characterize germanium nanocrystals (Ge NCs) embedded in arsenic sulfide thin films by pulsed laser ablation in aliphatic amine solutions. Unstable surface termination of aliphatic groups and stable termination by amine on Ge NCs are indicated by Raman and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy measurements, respectively...
May 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484841/-bundle-branch-reentry-vt-diagnosis-mapping-and-ablation
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REVIEW
Christopher Reithmann
Macroreentry in the His-Purkinje system can result in sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) termed bundle branch reentry VT. Bundle branch reentry is usually associated with His-Purkinje disease and depressed left ventricular function. In the case of typical bundle branch reentry, the right bundle is activated in the anterograde direction and ventricular depolarization begins at the distal end of the right bundle on the ventricular septum generating a typical left bundle branch block QRS morphology. However, atypical surface ECGs can also be found in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction and involvement of the right ventricle complicating the diagnosis of bundle branch reentry VT...
May 8, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484457/type-i-and-type-iii-interferons-display-different-dependency-on-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-to-mount-an-antiviral-state-in-the-human-gut
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Kalliopi Pervolaraki, Megan L Stanifer, Stephanie Münchau, Lynnsey A Renn, Dorothee Albrecht, Stefan Kurzhals, Elena Senís, Dirk Grimm, Jutta Schröder-Braunstein, Ronald L Rabin, Steeve Boulant
Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) are constantly exposed to commensal flora and pathogen challenges. How IECs regulate their innate immune response to maintain gut homeostasis remains unclear. Interferons (IFNs) are cytokines produced during infections. While type I IFN receptors are ubiquitously expressed, type III IFN receptors are expressed only on epithelial cells. This epithelium specificity strongly suggests exclusive functions at epithelial surfaces, but the relative roles of type I and III IFNs in the establishment of an antiviral innate immune response in human IECs are not clearly defined...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482837/selective-gene-expression-analysis-of-the-neuroepithelial-body-microenvironment-in-postnatal-lungs-with-special-interest-for-potential-stem-cell-characteristics
#18
Line Verckist, Robrecht Lembrechts, Sofie Thys, Isabel Pintelon, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Inge Brouns, Dirk Adriaensen
BACKGROUND: The pulmonary neuroepithelial body (NEB) microenvironment (ME) consists of innervated cell clusters that occur sparsely distributed in the airway epithelium, an organization that has so far hampered reliable selective gene expression analysis. Although the NEB ME has been suggested to be important for airway epithelial repair after ablation, little is known about their potential stem cell characteristics in healthy postnatal lungs. Here we report on a large-scale selective gene expression analysis of the NEB ME...
May 8, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482596/surface-roughness-in-action-cells-in-opposition
#19
P Slepička, I Michaljaničová, S Rimpelová, V Švorčík
Aim of this work is to study the interaction of krypton fluoride (KrF) excimer laser beam with a biopolymer and creation of new nanostructures with great potential for cell growth guidance. As a substrate we used biocompatible and biodegradable polymer polyhydroxybutyrate, which is frequently used in medicine and drug delivery system. Modification was carried out by KrF laser and method was also supplemented by treatment with Ar(+) plasma. The changes in physico-chemical properties of surface layer were determined by goniometry, gravimetry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479654/automated-ablation-of-dental-composite-using-an-ir-pulsed-laser-coupled-to-a-plume-emission-spectral-feedback-system
#20
Andrew T Jang, Kenneth H Chan, Daniel Fried
Dental composites are used as restorative materials for filling cavities, shaping, and covering teeth for esthetic purposes, and as adhesives. Dentists spend more time replacing existing restorations that fail than they do placing new restorations. Tooth colored restorations are difficult to differentiate from the surrounding tooth structure making them challenging to remove without damaging healthy tooth structure. Previous studies have demonstrated that CO2 lasers in conjunction with spectral feedback can be used to selectively remove composite from tooth surfaces...
January 28, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
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