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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227947/wireless-eeg-patch-sensor-on-forehead-using-on-demand-stretchable-electrode-sheet-and-electrode-tissue-impedance-scanner
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S Yoshimoto, T Araki, T Uemura, T Nezu, M Kondo, K Sasai, M Iwase, H Satake, A Yoshida, M Kikuchi, T Sekitani, S Yoshimoto, T Araki, T Uemura, T Nezu, M Kondo, K Sasai, M Iwase, H Satake, A Yoshida, M Kikuchi, T Sekitani, T Sekitani, M Kikuchi, M Kondo, T Nezu, A Yoshida, S Yoshimoto, H Satake, T Uemura, K Sasai, T Araki, M Iwase
A wireless electroencephalogram (EEG) sensor using a stretchable electrode sheet and electrode-tissue impedance measurement module is presented herein. The sensor can be attached to the forehead using biocompatible gel with the electrode sheet. The sensor is compactly designed for 3 cm × 9 cm × 6 mm with weight of 12 g. Impedance scanning circuit is also proposed to evaluate the skin surface condition before EEG measurements. We developed the impedance scanning board for 3 cm × 5 cm × 3 mm, with weight of 5...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226765/generation-of-3d-thermal-models-for-dentistry-applications
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Mauren Abreu de Souza, Andriy Guilherme Krefer, Gustavo Benvenutti Borba, Gustavo J Vizinoni E Silva, Ana Paula G O Franco, Humberto Remigio Gamba, Mauren Abreu de Souza, Andriy Guilherme Krefer, Gustavo Benvenutti Borba, Gustavo J Vizinoni E Silva, Ana Paula G O Franco, Humberto Remigio Gamba, Gustavo Benvenutti Borba, Andriy Guilherme Krefer, Ana Paula G O Franco, Mauren Abreu de Souza, Humberto Remigio Gamba, Gustavo J Vizinoni E Silva
There are a variety of medical imaging modalities available, although each modality focus into different aspects, for example: anatomical, physiological or geometrical information. This paper presents a new imaging modality (3D THERMO-SCAN) that combines anatomical computer tomography (CT) imaging slices, together with 2D infrared thermography images and 3D scanned shaped models of the area under study. Therefore, it is presented the 3D reconstructions involving a case study of a volunteer with bruxism. Some characteristics of bruxism are the hyperactivity of the chewing muscles, which changes the dynamics of microcirculation, also changing the correspondent skin's temperature...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220163/a-microneedle-biosensor-for-minimally-invasive-transdermal-detection-of-nerve-agents
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Rupesh K Mishra, A M Vinu Mohan, Fernando Soto, Robert Chrostowski, Joseph Wang
A microneedle electrochemical biosensor for the minimally invasive detection of organophosphate (OP) chemical agents is described. The new sensor relies on the coupling of the effective biocatalytic action of organophosphorus hydrolase (OPH) with a hollow-microneedle modified carbon-paste array electrode transducer, and involves rapid square-wave voltammetric (SWV) measurements of the p-nitrophenol product of the OPH enzymatic reaction in the presence of the OP substrate. The scanning-potential SWV transduction mode offers an additional dimension of selectivity compared to common fixed-potential OPH-amperometric biosensors...
February 21, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219806/structural-characterization-and-viscoelastic-constitutive-modeling-of-skin
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Vincent R Sherman, Yizhe Tang, Shiteng Zhao, Wen Yang, Marc A Meyers
: A fascinating material, skin has a tensile response which exhibits an extended toe region of minimal stress up to nominal strains that, in some species, exceed 1, followed by significant stiffening until a roughly linear region. The large toe region has been attributed to its unique structure, consisting of a network of curved collagen fibers. Investigation of the structure of rabbit skin reveals that it consists of layers of wavy fibers, each one with a characteristic orientation. Additionally, the existence of two preferred layer orientations is suggested based on the results of small angle x-ray scattering...
February 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219166/-the-value-of-sinonasal-ct-scan-in-diagnosing-of-eosinophilic-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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Y F Meng, H F Lou, C S Wang, L Zhang
Objective: To compare the value of sinonasal CT scan with other clinical parameters in the pre-diagnosis of eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (eCRSwNP). Methods: From January to May of 2016, One hundred and fifty consecutive CRSwNP patients (90 eCRSwNP and 60 non-eosinophilic CRSwNP) undergoing endoscopic functional sinus surgery in Beijing Tongren Hospital were recruited in this study. Preoperative CT scan, skin prick test (SPT) and oral fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) measurements were performed in each patient and full blood count with differential analysis was performed within 1 week before surgery...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218965/physicochemical-characterization-of-a-heat-treated-calcium-alginate-dry-film-prepared-with-chicken-stock
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Germán D Báez, Gisela N Piccirilli, Griselda A Ballerini, Agustín Frattini, Pablo A Busti, Roxana A Verdini, Néstor J Delorenzi
Solid sodium alginate was dissolved into chicken stock in order to give a final alginate concentration of 0.9 percent (w/v). Calcium ions present in chicken stock were enough to induce ionic gelation. After drying, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, thickness and mechanical properties of films obtained were determined. Calcium alginate-chicken stock films were heated at 130 °C for different times between 0 and 15 min. Mechanical and optical studies, differential scanning calorimetry, visual aspect and scanning electron microscopy were carried out to describe physicochemical properties of heat treated films...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217016/prostate-specific-antigen-as-a-risk-factor-for-skeletal-metastasis-in-native-ethnic-african-men-with-prostate-cancer-a-case-control-study
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Ayman M Qureshi, Khalid Makhdomi, William Stones
Prostate cancer is the most common noncutaneous cancer in males. Men of African origin are at a significantly higher risk as reflected in the higher incidence and mortality rates in this racial group. Metastases incidence increases parallel to serum levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), contributing significantly to morbidity and mortality. Staging of the disease involves bone scans, which are sensitive in detecting skeletal metastases. Suggestions that these scans may be omitted in some situations in patients with low prostate specific antigen levels have drawn attention to the matter...
January 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215926/-acute-pancreatitis-as-the-presenting-feature-of-an-iga-vasculitis-an-unusual-presentation
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L Fertitta, N Noel, F Ackermann, N Lerolle, S Benoist, L Rocher, O Lambotte
INTRODUCTION: IgA vasculitis is a systemic small vessel leukocytoclastic vasculitis characterized by skin purpura, arthritis, abdominal pain and nephritis. Most of the abdominal complications are due to edema and hemorrhage in the small bowel wall, but rarely to acute secondary pancreatitis. CASE REPORT: Here, we report a 53-year-old woman who presented with acute pancreatitis and, secondarily, developed skin purpura and arthritis at the seventh day of the clinical onset...
February 16, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199077/skin-to-calyx-distance-is-not-a-predictive-factor-for-miniaturized-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-outcomes
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Faruk Ozgor, Onur Kucuktopcu, Burak Ucpinar, Fatih Yanaral, Murat Binbay
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive value of the distance from skin to calyx (SCD) on the outcome and complication rates of patients undergoing mPNL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patient's charts, who had undergone mPNL between June 2012 and June 2015, were analyzed retrospectively. Patients who had a preoperative computerized tomography (CT) were enrolled into the study. Two separateurologists evaluated the CT scans and calculated the SCD defined as the distance between the skin and surface/lateral edge of the calyx, which was the preferred site of entry for percutaneous access...
February 15, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195249/building-blocks-of-the-gipu-italian-group-of-ultrastructural-pathology
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V Papa, R Costa, G Cenacchi
The Italian Group of Ultrastructural Pathology, GIPU, is a scientific organization committed to promote the art and science of Electron Microscopy (EM) in the pathology field in Italy, sharing its professional work with a public audience. The history of the GIPU goes back to 1990s when a founder group set up the Italian Group of Ultrastructural Diagnostic (GIDU) in Milan. The central focus of annual meetings was on EM, transmission and scanning one, about interesting cases in which it was instrumental in diagnosis...
June 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195138/bioproduction-characterization-anticancer-and-antioxidant-activities-of-extracellular-melanin-pigment-produced-by-newly-isolated-microbial-cell-factories-streptomyces-glaucescens-neae-h
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Noura El-Ahmady El-Naggar, Sara M El-Ewasy
In this present study, a newly isolated strain, Streptomyces sp. NEAE-H, capable of producing high amount of black extracellular melanin pigment on peptone-yeast extract iron agar and identified as Streptomyces glaucescens NEAE-H. Plackett-Burman statistical design was conducted for initial screening of 17 independent (assigned) variables for their significances on melanin pigment production by Streptomyces glaucescens NEAE-H. The most significant factors affecting melanin production are incubation period, protease-peptone and ferric ammonium citrate...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194715/does-extracellular-dna-production-vary-in-staphylococcal-biofilms-isolated-from-infected-implants-versus-controls
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Beata Zatorska, Marion Groger, Doris Moser, Magda Diab-Elschahawi, Luigi Segagni Lusignani, Elisabeth Presterl
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic implant infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and epidermidis are major challenges for early diagnosis and treatment owing to biofilm formation on the implant surface. Extracellular DNA (eDNA) is actively excreted from bacterial cells in biofilms, contributing to biofilm stability, and may offer promise in the detection or treatment of such infections. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Does DNA structure change during biofilm formation? (2) Are there time-dependent differences in eDNA production during biofilm formation? (3) Is there differential eDNA production between clinical and control Staphylococcal isolates? (4) Is eDNA production correlated to biofilm thickness? METHODS: We investigated eDNA presence during biofilm formation in 60 clinical and 30 control isolates of S aureus and S epidermidis...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191373/capecitabine-associated-loss-of-fingerprints-report-of-capecitabine-induced-adermatoglyphia-in-two-women-with-breast-cancer-and-review-of-acquired-dermatoglyphic-absence-in-oncology-patients-treated-with-capecitabine
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Philip R Cohen
Capecitabine, an oral 5-fluorouracil prodrug, is currently used in the treatment of metastatic colorectal carcinoma and breast cancer. Fingerprints, also referred to as dermatoglyphics and characterized by the pattern of ridges and furrows on the fingertips, are used for identification by government agencies and personal electronic devices. Two women with breast cancer who were treated with capecitabine and developed drug-associated loss of their fingerprints are described. PubMed was used to search the following terms separately and in combination: absence, adermatoglyphia, breast, cancer, capecitabine, carcinoma, colon, colorectal, dermatoglyphics, fingerprint, fluorouracil, foot, hand, loss, malignancy, nasopharyngeal, oncology, reaction, rectal, skin, syndrome, tumor, and xeloda...
January 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190805/mass-spectrometric-discrimination-of-squalene-monohydroperoxide-isomers
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Naoki Shimizu, Hannah Bersabe, Junya Ito, Shunji Kato, Ryo Towada, Takahiro Eitsuka, Shigefumi Kuwahara, Teruo Miyazawa, Kiyotaka Nakagawa
Squalene (SQ), a main component of human sebum, is readily photooxidized by exposure to sunlight, producing six squalene monohydroperoxide (SQ-OOH) isomers. Despite its known connection to various skin conditions, few studies have sought to analyze SQ-OOH at the isomeric level. In this study, we aimed to develop a method to discriminate each SQ-OOH isomer with the use of tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). The six standard SQ-OOH isomers were prepared by photooxidizing SQ in the presence of rose bengal, a photosensitizer, and isolated by semipreparative high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188471/visualization-of-vascular-injuries-in-extremity-trauma
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Kwitae Chong, Chenfanfu Jiang, Daniel Ram, Anand Santhanam, Demetri Terzopoulos, Peyman Benharash, Erik Dutson, Joseph Teran, Jeff D Eldredge
A tandem of particle-based computational methods is adapted to simulate injury and hemorrhage in the human body. In order to ensure anatomical fidelity, a three-dimensional model of a targeted portion of the human body is reconstructed from a dense sequence of CT scans of an anonymized patient. Skin, bone and muscular tissue are distinguished in the imaging data and assigned with their respective material properties. An injury geometry is then generated by simulating the mechanics of a ballistic projectile passing through the anatomical model with the material point method...
February 11, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183642/magnetic-nanoparticle-loaded-electrospun-polymeric-nanofibers-for-tissue-engineering
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Heng Zhang, JiYi Xia, XianLun Pang, Ming Zhao, BiQiong Wang, LingLin Yang, HaiSu Wan, JingBo Wu, ShaoZhi Fu
Magnetic nanoparticles have been one of the most attractive nanomaterials for various biomedical applications including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diagnostic contrast enhancement, magnetic cell separation, and targeted drug delivery. Three-dimensional (3-D) fibrous scaffolds have broad application prospects in the biomedical field, such as drug delivery and tissue engineering. In this work, a novel three-dimensional composite membrane composed of the tri-block copolymer poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL-PEG-PCL, PCEC) and magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (Fe3O4 NPs) were fabricated using electrospinning technology...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178962/the-outcomes-of-the-modified-fulkerson-osteotomy-procedure-to-treat-habitual-patellar-dislocation-associated-with-high-grade-trochlear-dysplasia
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Hong Chen, Daohong Zhao, Jingming Xie, Qihui Duan, Jun Zhang, Zhidan Wu, Jia Jiang
BACKGROUND: Habitual patellar dislocation is not common in clinical practice, but it has a deep impact on the patient's lifestyle and movement. There has been no large case-control study on habitual patellar dislocation, and the management of it is still controversial. The aim of this study was to observe the efficacy of the modified Fulkerson procedure on patients with habitual patellar dislocation with high-grade trochlear dysplasia without trochleoplasty and to evaluate the results of this procedure...
February 8, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175934/investigating-the-role-of-spect-ct-in-dynamic-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-for-penile-cancers
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Ziauddin Zia Saad, Savvas Omorphos, Sofia Michopoulou, Svetislav Gacinovic, Peter Malone, Raj Nigam, Asif Muneer, Jamshed Bomanji
PURPOSE: Currently, most centres use 2-D planar lymphoscintigraphy when performing dynamic sentinel lymph node biopsy in penile cancer patients with clinically impalpable inguinal nodes. This study aimed to investigate the role of SPECT/CT following 2-D planar lymphoscintigraphy (dynamic and static) in the detection and localization of sentinel lymph nodes in the groin. METHODS: A qualitative (visual) review was performed on planar followed by SPECT/CT lymphoscintigraphy in 115 consecutive patients (age 28-86 years) who underwent injection of (99m)Tc-nanocolloid followed by immediate acquisition of dynamic (20 min) and early static scans (5 min) initially and further delayed static (5 min) images at 120 min followed by SPECT/CT imaging...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171813/effect-of-honeybee-stinger-and-its-microstructured-barbs-on-insertion-and-pull-force
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Jintian Ling, Zhenhua Song, Jiarui Wang, Keyun Chen, Jiyu Li, Shujia Xu, Lei Ren, Zhipeng Chen, Dianwen Jin, Lelun Jiang
Worker honeybee is well-known for its stinger with microscopic backward-facing barbs for self-defense. The natural geometry of the stinger enables painless penetration and adhesion in the human skin to deliver poison. In this study, Apis cerana worker honeybee stinger and acupuncture microneedle (as a barbless stinger) were characterized by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The insertion and pull process of honeybee stinger into rabbit skin was performed by a self-developed mechanical loading equipment in comparison with acupuncture needle...
January 25, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168625/formulation-of-polyherbal-patches-based-on-polyvinyl-alcohol-and-hydroxypropylmethyl-cellulose-characterization-and-in-vitro-evaluation
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Jirapornchai Suksaeree, Noramon Nawathong, Rinrada Anakkawee, Wiwat Pichayakorn
The purpose of this research was to prepare and characterize polyherbal patches made from polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC) with glycerine as a plasticizer. Polyherbal extracts were Luk-Pra-Kob recipes extracted with 95% ethanol. They were prepared by mixing the polymer solutions and glycerine in a beaker; subsequently, the polyherbal extracts were homogeneously mixed. Then, they were transferred into a Petri dish and dried in a hot-air oven at 70 ± 2°C for 5 h. The dry polyherbal patches were evaluated for physicochemical properties by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffraction, and a scanning electron microscope...
February 6, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
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