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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902603/the-utility-of-conservative-treatment-modalities-in-the-management-of-osteonecrosis
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Feroz Osmani, Savyasachi Thakkar, Jonathan Vigdorchik
INTRODUCTION: Osteonecrosis is an ischemic pathologic process associated with a number of conditions affecting a range of age groups. The problem faced in the management of osteonecrosis is whether conservative treatment is a viable and effective option for patients. In this systematic review, we investigated the efficacy of various nonoperative treatment modalities for hip and knee osteonecrosis, including pharmacological management and biophysical modalities. METHODS: We identified 16 studies based on electronic searches through the PubMed, Embase, CINAHL Plus, and Cochrane databases from January 2001 to November 2015...
May 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894271/laser-induced-linear-field-particle-acceleration-in-free-space
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Liang Jie Wong, Kyung-Han Hong, Sergio Carbajo, Arya Fallahi, Philippe Piot, Marin Soljačić, John D Joannopoulos, Franz X Kärtner, Ido Kaminer
Linear-field particle acceleration in free space (which is distinct from geometries like the linac that requires components in the vicinity of the particle) has been studied for over 20 years, and its ability to eventually produce high-quality, high energy multi-particle bunches has remained a subject of great interest. Arguments can certainly be made that linear-field particle acceleration in free space is very doubtful given that first-order electron-photon interactions are forbidden in free space. Nevertheless, we chose to develop an accurate and truly predictive theoretical formalism to explore this remote possibility when intense, few-cycle electromagnetic pulses are used in a computational experiment...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883516/effects-of-low-intensity-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-on-bone-microarchitecture-mechanical-strength-and-bone-turnover-in-type-2-diabetic-db-db-mice
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Jianjun Li, Zhaobin Zeng, Yantao Zhao, Da Jing, Chuhua Tang, Yin Ding, Xue Feng
Type 2 diabetic patients have impaired bone quality, leading to increased fracture risk. Substantial evidence demonstrates that pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) could resist osteopenia/osteoporosis induced by estrogen deficiency and disuse. However, the effects of PEMF on osteopenia/osteoporosis associated with diabetes, especially for more prevalent type 2 diabetes, remain poorly understood. We herein investigated the skeletal effects and mechanisms of PEMF (15 Hz, 20 Gs) on leptin receptor-deficient db/db mice with typical type 2 diabetic symptoms...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878453/pulsed-electromagnetic-field-with-or-without-exercise-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Hany M Elgohary, Sayed A Tantawy
[Purpose] To investigate the effect of pulsed electromagnetic field with or without exercise therapy in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. [Subjects and Methods] Sixty male patients aged 55-65 years with benign prostatic hyperplasia were invited to participate in this study. Patients were randomly assigned to Group A (n=20; patients who received pulsed electromagnetic field in addition to pelvic floor and aerobic exercises), Group B (n=20; patients who received pulsed electromagnetic field), and Group C (n=20; patients who received placebo electromagnetic field)...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878232/holographic-writing-of-ink-based-phase-conjugate-nanostructures-via-laser-ablation
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Muhammad Waqas Khalid, Rajib Ahmed, Ali K Yetisen, Bader AlQattan, Haider Butt
The optical phase conjugation (OPC) through photonic nanostructures in coherent optics involves the utilization of a nonlinear optical mechanism through real-time processing of electromagnetic fields. Their applications include spectroscopy, optical tomography, wavefront sensing, and imaging. The development of functional and personalized holographic devices in the visible and near-infrared spectrum can be improved by introducing cost-effective, rapid, and high-throughput fabrication techniques and low-cost recording media...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871091/demonstration-of-sub-luminal-propagation-of-single-cycle-terahertz-pulses-for-particle-acceleration
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D A Walsh, D S Lake, E W Snedden, M J Cliffe, D M Graham, S P Jamison
The sub-luminal phase velocity of electromagnetic waves in free space is generally unobtainable, being closely linked to forbidden faster than light group velocities. The requirement of sub-luminal phase-velocity in laser-driven particle acceleration schemes imposes a limit on the total acceleration achievable in free space, and necessitates the use of dispersive structures or waveguides for extending the field-particle interaction. We demonstrate a travelling source approach that overcomes the sub-luminal propagation limits...
September 4, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842627/enhancement-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-chondrogenesis-with-short-term-low-intensity-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields
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Dinesh Parate, Alfredo Franco-Obregón, Jürg Fröhlich, Christian Beyer, Azlina A Abbas, Tunku Kamarul, James H P Hui, Zheng Yang
Pulse electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) have been shown to recruit calcium-signaling cascades common to chondrogenesis. Here we document the effects of specified PEMF parameters over mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) chondrogenic differentiation. MSCs undergoing chondrogenesis are preferentially responsive to an electromagnetic efficacy window defined by field amplitude, duration and frequency of exposure. Contrary to conventional practice of administering prolonged and repetitive exposures to PEMFs, optimal chondrogenic outcome is achieved in response to brief (10 minutes), low intensity (2 mT) exposure to 6 ms bursts of magnetic pulses, at 15 Hz, administered only once at the onset of chondrogenic induction...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842106/electromagnetic-transduction-therapy-for-achilles-tendinopathy-a-preliminary-report-on-a-new-technology
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Ludger Gerdesmeyer, Amol Saxena, Tim Klueter, Norbert Harrasser, Brian Fullem, Andre Krath
A parallel prospective feasibility study was performed on 53 patients with chronic mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy (age 44.7 ± 9.1 years). Of the 53 patients, 28 (active group) were treated using a new electromagnetic (pulsed electromagnetic field) transduction therapy device (Cellactor(®) MT1) and heel cushions. The device produces an electromagnetic field of 80 milliTesla; a total of 8 treatments was performed within 4 weeks in an outpatient setting, without anesthesia, immobilization, or rest. A control group of 25 patients with a similar duration of symptoms was treated with heel cushions only...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833306/pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-promote-the-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-osteoblasts-by-reinforcing-intracellular-calcium-transients
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Jie Tong, Lijun Sun, Bin Zhu, Yun Fan, Xingfeng Ma, Liyin Yu, Jianbao Zhang
Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) can be used to treat bone-related diseases, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear, especially the process by which PEMFs initiate biological effects. In this study, we demonstrated the effects of PEMF on proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts using the model of calcium transients induced by high extracellular calcium. Our results showed that PEMF can increase both the percentage of responding cells and amplitude of intracellular calcium transients induced by high extracellular calcium stimulation...
August 18, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831487/light-intensity-field-enhancement-life-induced-localized-edge-abrasion-of-silica-coated-silver-nanoprisms
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Rijil Thomas, Soo Zeng Fiona Phua, Sivaramapanicker Sreejith, Yanli Zhao, Cheong Boon Soh
Silver nanoprisms (AgNPrs) exhibit localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) in the near infrared (NIR) region of the electromagnetic spectrum. LSPR-driven electric field enhancement around AgNPr edges has been investigated in various studies. A coating of dielectric materials such as silica on the surface of the AgNPrs is employed to extend the application of these nanoparticles under biocompatible conditions and to increase the thermal stability. Upon interactions with optical excitation (pulsed laser excitation), the AgNPrs undergo light intensity field enhancement (LIFE) at the corners...
August 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802550/mr-coagulation-a-novel-minimally-invasive-approach-to-aneurysm-repair
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Ouri Cohen, Ming Zhao, Erez Nevo, Jerome L Ackerman
PURPOSE: To demonstrate a proof of concept of magnetic resonance (MR) coagulation, in which MR imaging scanner-induced radiofrequency (RF) heating at the end of an intracatheter long wire heats and coagulates a protein solution to effect a vascular repair by embolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MR coagulation was simulated by finite-element modeling of electromagnetic fields and specific absorption rate (SAR) in a phantom. A glass phantom consisting of a spherical cavity joined to the side of a tube was incorporated into a flow system to simulate an aneurysm and flowing blood with velocities of 0-1...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791963/human-exposure-to-pulsed-fields-in-the-frequency-range-from-6-to-100-ghz
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Ilkka Laakso, Ryota Morimoto, Juhani Heinonen, Kari Jokela, Akimasa Hirata
Restrictions on human exposure to electromagnetic waves at frequencies higher than 3-10 GHz are defined in terms of the incident power density to prevent excessive temperature rise in superficial tissue. However, international standards and guidelines differ in their definitions of how the power density is interpreted for brief exposures. This study investigated how the temperature rise was affected by exposure duration at frequencies higher than 6 GHz. Far-field exposure of the human face to pulses shorter than 10 s at frequencies from 6 to 100 GHz was modelled using the finite-difference time-domain method...
August 9, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768538/pulsed-radiofrequency-or-anterior-neurectomy-for-anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-acnes-the-pulse-trial-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Robbert C Maatman, Monique A H Steegers, Oliver B A Boelens, Toine C Lim, Hans J van den Berg, Sandra A S van den Heuvel, Marc R M Scheltinga, Rudi M H Roumen
BACKGROUND: Some patients with chronic abdominal pain suffer from an anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES). This somewhat illusive syndrome is thought to be caused by the entrapment of end branches of the intercostal nerves residing in the abdominal wall. If ACNES is suspected, a local injection of an anesthetic agent may offer relief. If pain is recurrent following multiple-injection therapy, an anterior neurectomy entailing removal of the entrapped nerve endings may be considered...
August 2, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762334/controlled-formation-of-gold-nanostructures-on-biopolymer-films-upon-electromagnetic-radiation
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Andrea Mescola, Claudio Canale, Despina Fragouli, Athanassia Athanassiou
The localized formation of gold nanostructures with controlled size and shape on chitosan films doped with gold precursor upon electromagnetic irradiation of various types is demonstrated here. Such controlled formation is achieved by tuning the wavelength, the energy and the interaction time of the radiation with the composite films. In particular, the use of a single UV nanosecond laser pulse results in the formation of gold sub-micron platelets with specific crystal structure, while increasing the number of pulses, further precursor reduction and photofragmentation induce the formation of gold nanoparticles...
August 1, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754159/the-role-of-electrical-stimulation-in-the-management-of-avascular-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-in-adults-a-systematic-review
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Talal Al-Jabri, Jessica Yan Qi Tan, Gabriel Yihan Tong, Ravikiran Shenoy, Babar Kayani, Timothy Parratt, Tahir Khan
BACKGROUND: Avascular necrosis of the femoral head causes significant morbidity and occurs in up to 20,000 people per year. A variety of nonoperative and operative measures have been trialled however a definitive treatment algorithm is yet to be established. Young adults in many cases have undergone multiple surgical procedures in their lifetime with increasing risks of complications. Less invasive techniques may help reduce the number of operations required and positively influence the natural history of the disease process...
July 28, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749344/giant-magnetoresistive-biosensor-array-for-detecting-magnetorelaxation
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Xiahan Zhou, Chih-Cheng Huang, Drew A Hall
In this paper, a time-domain magnetorelaxometry biosensing scheme is presented using giant magnetoresistive (GMR) sensors to measure the fast relaxation response of superparamagnetic magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) in a pulsed magnetic field. The system consists of an 8 × 10 GMR sensor array, a Helmholtz coil, an electromagnet driver, and an integrator-based analog front-end needed to capture the fast relaxation dynamics of MNPs. A custom designed electromagnet driver and Helmholtz coil improve the switch-off speed to >5 Oe/μs, limiting the dead zone time to <10 μs, and thus enables the system to monitor fast relaxation processes of 30 nm MNPs...
August 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746081/synergism-of-electrospun-nanofibers-and-pulsed-electromagnetic-field-on-osteogenic-differentiation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi, Arash Khojasteh
According to the current therapies failure for bone fractures and lesions, tissue engineering showed a great potential to help solve these challenges. Because the use of growth factors is very limited in the clinic, it could be very useful that could be introducing an alternative to it. Extremely low frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF, 1 mT, 50 Hz) were used for achieving this aim. The PEMF potential in combination with electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofibers was used to investigate the osteogenic potential of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)...
July 25, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741320/differential-intensity-dependent-effects-of-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-on-rankl-induced-osteoclast-formation-apoptosis-and-bone-resorbing-ability-in-raw264-7-cells
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Pan Wang, Juan Liu, Yuefan Yang, Mingming Zhai, Xi Shao, Zedong Yan, Xuhui Zhang, Yan Wu, Lu Cao, Bingdong Sui, Erping Luo, Da Jing
Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) have been proven to be effective for promoting bone mass and regulating bone turnover both experimentally and clinically. However, the exact mechanisms for the regulation of PEMF on osteoclastogenesis as well as optical exposure parameters of PEMF on inhibiting osteoclastic activities and functions remain unclear, representing significant limitations for extensive scientific application of PEMF in clinics. In this study, RAW264.7 cells incubated with RANKL were exposed to 15 Hz PEMF (2 h/day) at various intensities (0...
July 24, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735146/influence-of-electromagnetic-pulse-on-the-offspring-sex-ratio-of-male-balb-c-mice
#19
Jin-Hui Li, Da-Peng Jiang, Ya-Feng Wang, Jia-Jia Yan, Qi-Yan Guo, Xia Miao, Hai-Yang Lang, Sheng-Long Xu, Jun-Ye Liu, Guo-Zhen Guo
Public concern is growing about the exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and its effect on male reproductive health. Detrimental effect of EMF exposure on sex hormones, reproductive performance and sex-ratio was reported. The present study was designed to clarify whether paternal exposure to electromagnetic pulse (EMP) affects offspring sex ratio in mice. 50 male BALB/c mice aged 5-6 weeks were exposed to EMP daily for 2 weeks before mated with non-exposed females at 0d, 7d, 14d, 21d and 28d after exposure...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720854/laser-pulse-shape-control-of-seeded-qed-cascades
#20
Matteo Tamburini, Antonino Di Piazza, Christoph H Keitel
QED cascades are complex avalanche processes of hard photon emission and electron-positron pair creation driven by ultrastrong electromagnetic fields. They play a fundamental role in astrophysical environments such as a pulsars' magnetosphere, rendering an earth-based implementation with intense lasers attractive. In the literature, QED cascades were also predicted to limit the attainable intensity in a set-up of colliding laser beams in a tenuous gas such as the residual gas of a vacuum chamber, therefore severely hindering experiments at extreme field intensities...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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