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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543092/effect-of-ultrasonic-and-sonic-activation-of-root-canal-sealers-on-the-push-out-bond-strength-and-interfacial-adaptation-to-root-canal-dentine
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P E B Wiesse, R D Pereira, Y C T Silva-Sousa, C Estrela, M D Sousa-Neto, J D Pécora
AIM: To evaluate the effect of ultrasonic and sonic activation of two root canal sealers on interfacial adaptation and push-out bond strength (BS) to root canal dentine. METHODOLOGY: The root canals of seventy-eight roots of maxillary canines was prepared with Ni-Ti rotary instruments under irrigation with 2.5% NaOCl and 17% EDTA. Canals were filled by lateral condensation of gutta-percha and AH Plus (n=39) or MTA Fillapex (n=39). Three subgroups (n=13) were formed according to sealer activation: no activation (NA), sonic activation (SA, 20 s) and ultrasonic activation (US, 20 s)...
May 22, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540824/establishment-of-a-scoring-system-for-predicting-the-difficulty-level-of-high-intensity-focussed-ultrasound-ablation-of-uterine-fibroids
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Zhongqiong Liu, Chunmei Gong, Yunchang Liu, Lian Zhang
PURPOSE: To establish a scoring system that predicts the difficulty level of high-intensity focussed ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of uterine fibroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred and twenty-two patients with fibroids were enrolled. The energy efficiency factor (EEF) and sonication time were set as dependent variables, with factors possibly affecting EEF and sonication time including age, body mass index (BMI), the volume of fibroids, the location of the uterus, the type of fibroids, the signal intensity on the T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), the enhancement type, the thickness of the rectus abdominis and the subcutaneous fat layer, the distance from the anterior/posterior surface of the fibroid to the skin, and the abdominal wall scars were set as predictors for building optimal scaling regression models...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540807/technical-aspects-of-osteoid-osteoma-ablation-in-children-using-mr-guided-high-intensity-focussed-ultrasound
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Pavel S Yarmolenko, Avinash Eranki, Ari Partanen, Haydar Celik, AeRang Kim, Matthew Oetgen, Viktoriya Beskin, Domiciano Santos, Janish Patel, Peter C W Kim, Karun Sharma
BACKGROUND: Osteoid osteoma (OO) is a painful bone tumour occurring in children and young adults. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided high intensity focussed ultrasound (MR-HIFU) allows non-invasive treatment without ionising radiation exposure, in contrast to the current standard of care treatment with radiofrequency ablation (RFA). This report describes technical aspects of MR-HIFU ablation in the first 8 paediatric OO patients treated in a safety and feasibility clinical trial (total enrolment of up to 12 patients)...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540566/-osteosynthesis-associated-infections-epidemiology-definition-and-diagnosis
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REVIEW
N Renz, S Feihl, C E Dlaska, M A Schütz, A Trampuz
Osteosynthesis-associated infections occur in 1-5% after closed and in up to 30% after open fractures. There are three different descriptions of implant-associated infections after fracture fixation, which are crucial for the selection of the adequate treatment strategy; temporal appearance from the index surgery (early versus late), pathogenesis of the infection (exogenous, hematogenous and contiguous from an adjacent focus), duration of infection symptoms (acute versus chronic). Diagnosis of osteosynthesis-associated infection is challenging, as chronic low-grade infections often present only with unspecific and subtle clinical symptoms...
May 24, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539859/human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-generated-neural-cells-behaving-like-brain-and-spinal-cord-cells-an-insight-into-the-involvement-of-retinoic-acid-and-sonic-hedgehog-proteins
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Akinlolu Abdulazeez Adelaja
OBJECTIVES: The previous studies generated neural progenitor cells (NPCs) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) using different protocols. However, the nature of the temporal or regional specificity of NPCs derived using these protocols is not well defined. Therefore, this study aimed to generate age- and region-specific NPCs from hiPSCs, which mimic in vivo fetal brain (FNPC-B) or spinal cord (FNPC-SC) tissues, in the absence or presence of retinoic acid (RA) and sonic hedgehog (SHH)...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537314/supramolecular-gel-from-self-assembly-of-a-c3-symmetrical-discotic-molecular-bearing-pillar-5-arene
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Xiao-Jun Kuang, Ali Wajahat, Wei-Tao Gong, Manivannan Kalavathi Dhinakaran, Xiao-Han Li, Gui-Ling Ning
A novel C3-symmetric benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTAs) decorated with three identical pillar[5]arene tails was designed, synthesized and characterized. The compound can gelate acetonitrile at low concentration (0.2 wt%) upon sonication at room temperature, but a precipitate was obtained by a conventional heating-cooling process. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that the gel and precipitate were constructed by entangled, high-aspect-ratio flexible bundles of nanofibrils. UV-vis spectroscopy, circular dichroism, Fourier transform infrared microscopy and powder X-ray diffraction showed that the compound formed chiral, elongated, columnar aggregates with nanofiber morphology by a combination of intermolecular hydrogen bonding between the N-H and C[double bond, length as m-dash]O of amides, π-π stacking (H-aggregates) and hydrophobic interactions of peripheral groups...
May 24, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536439/pesticides-in-fine-airborne-particles-from-a-green-analysis-method-to-atmospheric-characterization-and-risk-assessment
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Madson M Nascimento, Gisele O da Rocha, Jailson B de Andrade
The intensive use of pesticides such as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and acaricides has been lead to ubiquitous contamination, being present not only in soils, water bodies and/or crops, but also in the atmosphere. Considering the massive amount of pesticides employed globally, together to their persistence, this may be an important concern regarding air quality and human health worldwide. In the present study we developed a green sensitive sample preparation method for determination of nine organophosphates, two pyrethroids, one carbamate, and one strobirulin in PM2...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536141/melk-and-ezh2-cooperate-to-regulate-medulloblastoma-cancer-stem-like-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation
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Hailong Liu, Qianwen Sun, Youliang Sun, Junping Zhang, Hongyu Yuan, Shuhuan Pang, Xueling Qi, Haoran Wang, Mingshan Zhang, Honwei Zhang, Chunjiang Yu, Chunyu Gu
Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor in children. Although accumulated research has suggested that cancer stem-like cells play a key role in medulloblastoma tumorigenesis, the specific molecular mechanism regarding proliferation remains elusive. Here, we reported that more abundant expression of maternal embryonic leucine-zipper kinase (MELK) and enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) in medulloblastoma stem-like cells than in neural stem cells and the interaction between the two proteins could mediate the self-renewal of sonic hedgehog (SHH)-subtype medulloblastoma...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535764/in-smokers-sonic-hedgehog-modulates-pulmonary-endothelial-function-through-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
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Priscilla Henno, Stanislas Grassin-Delyle, Emeline Belle, Marion Brollo, Emmanuel Naline, Edouard Sage, Philippe Devillier, Dominique Israël-Biet
BACKGROUND: Tobacco-induced pulmonary vascular disease is partly driven by endothelial dysfunction. The Sonic hedgehog (SHH) pathway is involved in vascular physiology. We sought to establish whether the SHH pathway has a role in pulmonary endothelial dysfunction in smokers. METHODS: The ex vivo endothelium-dependent relaxation of pulmonary artery rings in response to acetylcholine (Ach) was compared in 34 current or ex-smokers and 8 never-smokers. The results were expressed as a percentage of the contraction with phenylephrine...
May 23, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535462/pharmaceutical-substances-in-ambient-particulates-a-preliminary-assessment
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Angelo Cecinato, Paola Romagnoli, Mattia Perilli, Catia Balducci
Till now, no attention has been paid to pharmaceuticals (PCs) in the air, though they are known to affect waters, soils, foods and biota. This paper describes the first attempt to characterize the PC occurrence in the air. Airborne particulates (PM10 or PM2.5 fractions, from Amsterdam, Netherland, Rome and Rende, Italy) were sampled on quartz fiber filter by means of pumping systems operating at medium-volume conditions (16 or 38.5 L min(-1)). The samples were solvent extracted through sonication with a dichloromethane:acetone:methanol mixture and reduced close to dryness; three fractions of the residue were separated through column chromatography; they comprised non polar, low polar and very polar organic compounds, respectively, and PCs were in the third one...
May 18, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534394/sonochemical-synthesis-of-zinc-oxide-core-shell-nanorod-radial-p-n-homojunction-ultraviolet-photodetector
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Phani Kiran Vabbina, Raju Sinha, Arash Ahmadivand, Mustafa Karabiyik, Burak Gerislioglu, Osama Awadallah, Nezih Pala
We report for the first time, on the growth of homogeneous radial p-n junction in ZnO core-shell configuration with a p-doped ZnO nanoshell structure grown around a high quality un-intentionally n-doped ZnO nanorods using sonochemistry. The simultaneous decomposition of Phosphorous (P), Zinc (Zn) and Oxygen (O) from their respective precursors during sonication allows for the successful incorporation of P atoms in to the ZnO lattice. The as formed p-n junction shows a rectifying current - voltage characteristic consistent with a p-n junction with a threshold voltage of 1...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534300/formulation-and-evaluation-of-naringenin-nanosuspensions-for-bioavailability-enhancement
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Sonia Gera, Sreekanth Talluri, Nagarjun Rangaraj, Sunitha Sampathi
The clinical potential of naringenin (NRG) is compromised due to its poor aqueous solubility and low oral bioavailability. The study is aimed at addressing these issues by means of naringenin nanosuspensions (NRG-NS) formulated using polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP K-90) as stabiliser via antisolvent sonoprecipitation method. Optimisation of sonication time, drug concentration and stabilisers was done based on particle size. Characterisation of pure NRG and NRG-NS was carried out by scanning electron microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), x-ray powder diffractometry (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
May 22, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533919/combination-therapy-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Keith S Sultan, Joshua C Berkowitz, Sundas Khan
Biologic therapies such as infliximab and adalimumab have become mainstays of treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. Early studies suggested that combination therapy (CT) with infliximab and an immunomodulator drug such as azathioprine may help optimize biologic pharmacokinetics, minimize immunogenicity, and improve outcomes. The landmark SONIC trial in Crohn's disease and the UC SUCCESS trial in ulcerative colitis demonstrated CT with infliximab and azathioprine to be superior to monotherapy with either agent alone at inducing clinical remission in treatment naïve patients with moderate to severe disease...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533268/the-transcription-factor-gli3-promotes-b-cell-development-in-fetal-liver-through-repression-of-shh
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Anisha Solanki, Ching-In Lau, José Ignacio Saldaña, Susan Ross, Tessa Crompton
Before birth, B cells develop in the fetal liver (FL). In this study, we show that Gli3 activity in the FL stroma is required for B cell development. In the Gli3-deficient FL, B cell development was reduced at multiple stages, whereas the Sonic hedgehog (Hh [Shh])-deficient FL showed increased B cell development, and Gli3 functioned to repress Shh transcription. Use of a transgenic Hh-reporter mouse showed that Shh signals directly to developing B cells and that Hh pathway activation was increased in developing B cells from Gli3-deficient FLs...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533126/sonodynamic-therapy-combined-with-novel-anti-cancer-agents-sanguinarine-and-ginger-root-extract-synergistic-increase-in-toxicity-in-the-presence-of-panc-1-cells-in-vitro
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Matthew Prescott, James Mitchell, Stella Totti, Judy Lee, Eirini Velliou, Madeleine Bussemaker
The presence of ultrasound-induced cavitation in sonodynamic therapy (SDT) treatments has previously enhanced the activity and delivery of certain sonosensitisers in biological systems. The purpose of this work was to investigate the potential for two novel anti-cancer agents from natural derivatives, sanguinarine and ginger root extract (GRE), as sonosensitisers in an SDT treatment with in vitro PANC-1 cells. Both anti-cancer compounds had a dose-dependent cytotoxicity in the presence of PANC-1 cells. A range of six discreet ultrasound power-frequency configurations were tested and it was found that the cell death caused directly by ultrasound was likely due to the sonomechanical effects of cavitation...
May 13, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532082/ultrasonic-nanotherapy-of-breast-cancer-using-novel-ultrasound-responsive-alginate-shelled-perfluorohexane-nanodroplets-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Fatemeh Baghbani, Mahdieh Chegeni, Fathollah Moztarzadeh, Jamshid Aghazadeh Mohandesi, Manijhe Mokhtari-Dizaji
Development of a new class of multifunctional ultrasound-responsive smart nanocarriers that combine therapeutic properties with diagnostic imaging has gained great attention in recent years. Here, we describe the results of ultrasonic nanotherapy of breast cancer using novel alginate-stabilized perfluorohexane nanodroplets. Doxorubicin (Dox)-loaded multifunctional nanodroplets (Dox-NDs) were synthesized via nanoemulsion process and evaluated in vitro and in vivo with focus on cytotoxicity, hemolytic activity, biodistribution, biosafety, and antitumor activity...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531651/synthesis-and-characterization-of-au-nps-supported-on-carbon-nanotubes-application-for-the-ultrasound-assisted-removal-of-radioactive-uo2-2-ions-following-complexation-with-arsenazo-iii-spectrophotometric-detection-optimization-isotherm-and-kinetic-study
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Mohammad Hassan Omidi, Farshid Nasiri Azad, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Arash Asfaram, Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi Azqhandi, Lobat Tayebi
The present study devoted to description of efficient removal of radioactive UO2(2+) ions (U(IV)) via complexation with Arsenazo III (ARS III) accelerated by ultrasound-assisted adsorption onto the Au-NPs supported on carbon nanotubes (Au-NPs-CNTs), which were characterized by conventional techniques such as FESEM, EDS and XRD. Central composite design (CCD) employed to model contribution of parameters viz. pH (2.5-8.5), adsorbent mass (5-25mg), UO2(2+) concentration (5-25mgL(-1)) and sonication time (1-5min) onto response...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530616/effect-of-ultrasound-treatment-on-visual-color-vitamin-c-total-phenols-and-carotenoids-content-in-cape-gooseberry-juice
#18
Luis Eduardo Ordóñez-Santos, Jader Martínez-Girón, Maria Enith Arias-Jaramillo
Strong interest of consumers in acquiring minimally processed foods that conserve the different micronutrients has raised the need to study the effect of food processing methods on quality attributes. The aim of the study was to determine the effect ultrasound treatment on color, and the bioactive compounds (ascorbic acid, total phenols, carotenoids, and provitamin A) of Cape gooseberry juice. Color values, ascorbic acid, total phenols, carotenoids, and Retinol Activity Equivalent (RAE) were measured. The results indicate significant reductions (p<0...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529040/pre-treatment-technologies-for-dark-fermentative-hydrogen-production-current-advances-and-future-directions
#19
Razieh Rafieenia, Maria Cristina Lavagnolo, Alberto Pivato
Hydrogen is regarded as a clean and non-carbon fuel and it has a higher energy content compared to carbon fuels. Dark fermentative hydrogen production from organic wastes is the most promising technology for commercialization among chemical and biological methods. Using mixed microflora is favored in terms of easier process control and substrate conversion efficiencies instead of pure cultures. However, mixed cultures should be first pre-treated in order to select sporulating hydrogen producing bacteria and suppress non-spore forming hydrogen consumers...
May 18, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528895/influence-of-perfluorocarbons-on-carbamazepine-and-benzodiazepine-for-a-neuro-lung-protective-strategy
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V Natchimuthu, Sabu Thomas, Murugan Ramalingam, S Ravi
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is commonly characterized by a triad of features including multiple seizure types, intellectual disability or regression. LGS type of seizures is epilepsy which is due to abnormal vibrations occurring in seizures. During the time of such abnormal vibrations, both the seizures and the lungs suffer a lack in oxygen content to a considerable extent. This results in prolonged vibrations and loses of nervous control. As a neuro-lung protective strategy, a novel attempt has been made to enrich both seizures and lungs with oxygen content through the support of Perfluorodecalin (an excellent oxygen carrier) C10F18 (PFD) and Perfluorohexane C6F14 (PFH) along with an enhancement in the antiepileptic activity by the two chosen antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) Carbamazepine (CBZ) and Benzodiazepine (BDZ)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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