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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440652/an-experimental-and-theoretical-study-of-the-thermal-decomposition-of-c4h6-isomers
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James Philip Andrew Lockhart, C Franklin Goldsmith, John Batista Randazzo, Branko Ruscic, Robert Simon Tranter
The chemistry of small unsaturated hydrocarbons, such as 1,3-butadiene (1,3-C4H6), 1,2-butadiene (1,2-C4H6), 2-butyne (2-C4H6) and 1-butyne (1-C4H6), is of central importance to the modeling of combustion systems. These species are important intermediates in combustion processes, and yet their high-temperature chemistry remains poorly understood, with various dissociation and isomerization pathways proposed in the literature. Here we investigate the thermal decompositions of 1,3-C4H6, 1,2-C4H6, 2-C4H6 and 1-C4H6 inside a diaphragmless shock tube, at post shock total pressures of 26-261 Torr and temperatures ranging from 1428-2354 K, using laser schlieren densitometry...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440509/modulation-of-mmp-2-and-9-secretion-by-cytokines-inducers-and-inhibitors-in-human-melanoma-a-2058-cells
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M Waheed Roomi, Tatiana Kalinovsky, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Matthias Rath
Melanoma, an extremely aggressive cancer, causes the most skin cancer-related deaths, due to metastasis to other areas of the body, such as lymph nodes, lungs, liver, brain or bone. It is characterized by high levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and -9 secretions that degrade the extracellular matrix and basement membrane, allowing cancer cells to spread to distal organs. Various cytokines, mitogens, growth factors, inducers and inhibitors control MMP activities. We investigated the roles of these in regulation of MMP-2 and -9 in human melanoma A-2058 cells...
April 24, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429193/effect-of-non-coherent-infrared-light-led-%C3%AE-945%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-20%C3%A2-nm-on-bone-repair-in-diabetic-rats-morphometric-and-spectral-analyses
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Alexandre Greca Diamantino, Renata Amadei Nicolau, Davidson Ribeiro Costa, Alessandra Paes de Barros Almeida, Danila Xênia de Miranda Mato, Marco Antonio de Oliveira, Ana Maria do Espírito Santo
Phototherapy using coherent light (lasers) and non-coherent light (light-emitting diodes (LEDs)) has been investigated for the purpose of biomodulation in biological tissues. Several effects can be expected, including pain moderation, biostimulation of cellular tropism, anti-inflammatory effects, regular circulatory stimulation, and tissue repair. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of LED (λ945 ± 20 nm, 48 mW) therapy on the regeneration process in femoral lesions of rats (Wistar). Seven irradiation sessions were held, with a 48-h interval between sessions...
April 20, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426535/frailty-in-hiv-infected-people-a-new-risk-factor-for-bone-mineral-density-loss
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Sylvie Bregigeon, Anne Galinier, Olivia Zaegel-Faucher, Carla E Cano, Véronique Obry, Hélène Laroche, Sophie Trijau, Armelle Saout, Isabelle Poizot-Martin
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the association between bone mineral density (BMD) and frailty in a cohort of HIV-infected patients. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study in an HIV outpatient unit where nearly 1,000 patients are monitored. METHODS: Subjects undergoing bone densitometry were proposed an evaluation of frailty using criteria of the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) and the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF). Frailty markers (FM) were weight-loss, self-reported exhaustion, physical activity, grip strength, chair stands, and slow gait...
April 19, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416363/-adequacy-of-treatment-for-osteoporosis-in-primary-prevention-quantitative-and-qualitative-study
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Cristina Vedia Urgell, Mireia Massot Mesquida, Roser Valles Fernandez, Juan Antonio Garcia Vicente, Alicia Franzi Siso, Laura Muñoz Ortiz, Laia Vilaró Jaques, Maite Bosch Peligero
OBJECTIVE: Quantitative study: To assess the prevalence of inadequacy of treatment for osteoporosis in primary prevention (OPP) in women aged 60-74years. Qualitative study: To evaluate the diagnostic and treatment criteria of the OPP and it's variability in primary care physicians (PC) and specialists. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Quantitative study: observational, cross-sectional and retrospective study. POPULATION: women aged 60-74years with active treatment for OPP (n=424) in May 2012...
April 14, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399643/the-effect-of-pde5-inhibitors-on-bone-and-oxidative-damage-in-ovariectomy-induced-osteoporosis
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Hamit H Alp, Zübeyir Huyut, Serkan Yildirim, Yıldıray Başbugan, Levent Ediz, Mehmet R Şekeroğlu
Osteoporosis is a major public health problem associated with many factors, and it affects more than 50% of women over 50 years old. In the current study, our purpose was to investigate the effects of phosphodiestarase-5 inhibitors on osteoporosis via the nitric oxide/3',5'-cyclic guanosine monophosphate/protein kinase G signalling pathway. A total of 50 female albino Wistar rats were separated into five groups. The first group was appointed as the healthy control group with no ovariectomy. All animals in the other groups underwent a bilateral ovariectomy...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396803/corneal-clarity-and-visual-outcomes-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-and-comparison-to-femtosecond-laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis
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Apostolos Lazaridis, Konstantinos Droutsas, Walter Sekundo, Michael Petrak, Stephan Schulze
Purpose. To evaluate corneal clarity and visual outcomes after small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and compare them to femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (FS-LASIK). Materials and Methods. Fifty-eight myopic eyes of 33 patients who underwent SMILE were compared to 58 eyes of 33 patients treated with FS-LASIK. All procedures were performed using VisuMax® femtosecond laser and MEL 80® excimer laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Germany). Pentacam™ (Oculus, Germany) was used for pre- and 3-month postoperative corneal densitometry (CD) analysis...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396004/gender-identity-and-bone-densitometry
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Ian Hammond, Brian Lentle, Lucretia van den Berg, Megan Vitols-McKay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392456/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-crateva-adansonii-dc-on-keratinocytes-infected-by-staphylococcus-aureus-from-traditional-practice-to-scientific-approach-using-hptlc-densitometry
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Kplolali Ahama-Esseh, Charles Bodet, Akossiwa Quashie-Mensah-Attoh, Magali Garcia, Isabelle Théry-Koné, Joelle Dorat, Comlan De Souza, Cécile Enguehard-Gueiffier, Leslie Boudesocque-Delaye
ETHNOPHARMACOLIGICAL RELEVANCE: Leaves of Crateva adansonii DC (Capparidaceae), a small bush found in Togo, are widely used in traditional medicine to cure infectious abscesses. Traditional healers of Lomé harvest only budding leaves early in the morning, in specific area in order to prepare their drugs. AIM OF THE STUDY: The main goal was to validate the ancestral picking practices, and to assess the activity of C. adansonii medicine towards infectious abscesses...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391563/screening-for-osteoporosis-following-non-vertebral-fractures-in-patients-aged-50-and-older-independently-of-gender-or-level-of-trauma-energy-a-swiss-trauma-center-approach
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Christoph Hemmeler, Sabrina Morell, Felix Amsler, Thomas Gross
Screening in a standardized manner for osteoporosis in non-vertebral fracture patients aged 50 and older independently of both gender and level of trauma energy yielded the indication for osteoporotic therapy for every fourth male high-energy fracture patient. PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify the rate of osteoporosis in patients of both genders after fracture independently of the underlying level of trauma energy. METHODS: A random cohort of patients aged 50 or older with non-vertebral fractures participated in a standardized diagnostic protocol to evaluate the indication for treatment of osteoporosis (number needed to screen (NNS))...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381870/cardiovascular-calcification-and-subcortical-bone-demineralization-in-hypertension
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Chiara Cirillo, Giancarlo Bilancio, Francesco Natale, Claudia Concilio, Maria Giovanna Russo, Paolo Calabrò, Massimo Cirillo
The present study investigated cardiovascular calcification, peripheral bone mineral density (BMD), and lab indices in hypertensive patients aged 55-74 years without severe kidney dysfunction. Cardiovascular calcification was investigated by ultrasound examinations at eight sites: aortic valve, left and right common carotid artery, left and right carotid artery bifurcation, left and right internal carotid artery, and abdominal aorta. The presence/absence of calcification at each site was coded as 1/0, respectively, for the calculation of a cumulative score...
April 6, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376262/the-effects-of-iterative-reconstruction-and-kernel-selection-on-quantitative-computed-tomography-measures-of-lung-density
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Alfonso Rodriguez, Frank N Ranallo, Philip F Judy, Sean B Fain
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of iterative reconstruction (IR) and high frequency kernels on quantitative computed tomography (qCT) density measures at reduced X-ray dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The COPDGene 2 Phantom (CTP 698, The Phantom Laboratory, Salem, NY) with four embedded lung mimicking foam densities (12lb, 20lb, and 4lb), as well as water, air, and acrylic reference inserts was imaged using a GE 64 slice CT750 HD scanner in helical mode with four current-time products ranging from 12-100 mAs...
April 4, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374668/morphometric-and-densitometric-analysis-of-heterochromatin-during-cell-differentiation-using-the-leukaemic-granulocytic-lineage-as-a-convenient-model
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K Smetana, D Mikulenková, H Klamová
Granulocytic early progenitors and terminally differentiated - mature granulocytes with segmented nuclei were studied using computer-assisted diameter and heterochromatin optical image densitometry to provide more information on the nuclear size and heterochromatin condensation state. Bone marrow smears of patients suffering from chronic myeloid leukaemia untreated as well as treated with "specific" anti-leukaemic therapy with imatinib mesylate are a convenient model for such study because they possess a satisfactory number of cells for diameter and optical density measurements...
2017: Folia Biologica (Praha)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356373/maximal-mid-expiratory-flow-detects-early-lung-disease-in-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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James A Stockley, Asem M Ismail, Siân M Hughes, Ross Edgar, Robert A Stockley, Elizabeth Sapey
Pathological studies suggest that loss of small airways precedes airflow obstruction and emphysema in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Not all α1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) patients develop COPD, and measures of small airways function might be able to detect those at risk.Maximal mid-expiratory flow (MMEF), forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), ratio of FEV1/forced vital capacity (FVC), health status, presence of emphysema (computed tomography (CT) densitometry) and subsequent decline in FEV1 were assessed in 196 AATD patients...
March 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356099/corneal-densitometry-changes-in-a-patient-with-interface-fluid-syndrome-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
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Ke Zheng, Tian Han, Meiyan Li, Yinan Han, Ye Xu, Rupal Shah, Xingtao Zhou
BACKGROUND: To report a case of interface fluid syndrome (IFS) following small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) evaluated with corneal densitometry and optical coherence tomography (OCT). CASE PRESENTATION: An 18-year-old man reported sudden vision loss 24 days after SMILE procedure. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was 36.3 mmHg (OD) and 36.7 mmHg (OS) by noncontact tonometry. Moderate corneal edema, interface fluid pocket and haze were observed by OCT and confirmed by corneal densitometry values...
March 29, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349025/optimization-of-the-expression-of-dt386-br2-fusion-protein-in-escherichia-coli-using-response-surface-methodology
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Fatemeh Shafiee, Mohammad Rabbani, Ali Jahanian-Najafabadi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the best condition for the production of DT386-BR2 fusion protein, an immunotoxin consisting of catalytic and translocation domains of diphtheria toxin fused to BR2, a cancer specific cell penetrating peptide, for targeted eradication of cancer cells, in terms of the host, cultivation condition, and culture medium. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Recombinant pET28a vector containing the codons optimized for the expression of the DT386-BR2 gene was transformed to different strains of Escherichia coli (E...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345842/bone-mineral-density-in-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Farzaneh Rohani, Khadijeh Arjmandi Rafsanjani, Gholamreza Bahoush, Mansoureh Sabzehparvar, Mohammad Ahmadi
Background: The objective of this study was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) after completion of treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 103 survivors of ALL aged 13.5 ± 0.45 who completed their treatment at least one year earlier were enrolled. Among these, 49.5% and 51.5% received chemotherapy alone and chemotherapy plus cranial radiotherapy, respectively. Bone mineral content, BMD, and bone mineral apparent density in the lumbar spine (LS), femoral neck (FN) and forearm were assessed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345441/prevalence-and-cost-of-subsequent-fractures-among-u-s-patients-with-an-incident-fracture
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Jessica Weaver, Shiva Sajjan, E Michael Lewiecki, Steven T Harris, Panagiotis Marvos
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and cost of subsequent fractures among patients with an incident fracture are not well defined. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of, and costs associated with, subsequent fractures in the year after an incident fracture. METHODS: This was a retrospective claims database analysis using data from Humana Medicare Advantage claims (Medicare group) and Optum Insight Clinformatics Data Mart commercial claims (commercial group)...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343024/sex-estimation-with-the-total-area-of-the-proximal-femur-a-densitometric-approach
#19
Francisco Curate, Anabela Albuquerque, Izilda Ferreira, Eugénia Cunha
The estimation of sex is a central step to establish the biological profile of an anonymous skeletal individual. Imaging techniques, including bone densitometry, have been used to evaluate sex in remains incompletely skeletonized. In this paper, we present a technique for sex estimation using the total area (TA) of the proximal femur, a two-dimensional areal measurement determined through densitometry. TA was acquired from a training sample (112 females; 112 males) from the Coimbra Identified Skeletal Collection (University of Coimbra, Portugal)...
March 8, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340823/evaluation-of-bone-disease-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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G Alis, M Alis, T Erturk, A H Karayagiz, I Berber, U Cakir
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplant recipients are known to have bone disease, specifically osteoporosis. In this descriptive clinical study we aimed to evaluate the incidence of osteoporosis and to determine the risk factors among our transplant recipients. METHODS: A total of 109 patients (82 males and 27 females) aged from 19 to 70 years, who had undergone kidney transplantation 12 to 69 months previously, were included in the study. Bone mineral densitometry was performed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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