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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803326/short-term-results-of-endovascular-surgery-with-tissue-plasminogen-activator-injection-for-central-retinal-vein-occlusion
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Masaaki Ishida, Shinya Abe, Takuya Nakagawa, Atsushi Hayashi
PURPOSE: To examine the effects of retinal endovascular surgery (REVS) with tissue plasminogen activator injection into the retinal vein in central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) eyes. METHODS: Sixteen consecutive CRVO patients with macular edema and decreased visual acuity who were referred to Toyama University Hospital between March 2014 and February 2016 were included in this study. Changes in visual acuity (VA) and central retinal thickness (CRT) were evaluated up to 6 months after REVS...
August 12, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790007/targeted-epidural-blood-patch-under-o-arm-guided-stereotactic-navigation-in-patients-with-intracranial-hypotension-associated-with-a-spinal-csf-leak-and-ventral-dural-defect
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Keisuke Takai, Makoto Taniguchi
OBJECTIVE: Targeted epidural blood patch (EBP) at the site of a presumed cerebrospinal fluid leak reportedly has better outcomes than non-targeted EBP; however, it is associated with a higher risk of wrong-site injection such as iatrogenic subarachnoid or intramuscular injections, which lead to reintervention due to the insufficient coverage of injected blood. METHODS: Eight patients with intracranial hypotension due to a CSF leak diagnosed by myelographic CT and thin-cut MRI received an epidural blood patch under O-arm-guided stereotactic navigation...
August 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773074/synthesis-of-al%C3%A2-ca-dispersoids-by-powder-metallurgy-using-a-mg-al-alloy-and-cao-particles
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Junji Fujita, Junko Umeda, Katsuyoshi Kondoh
The elemental mixture of Mg-6 wt %Al-1 wt %Zn-0.3 wt %Mn (AZ61B) alloy powder and CaO particles was consolidated by an equal-channel angular bulk mechanical alloying (ECABMA) process to form a composite precursor. Subsequently, the precursor was subjected to a heat treatment to synthesize fine Al₂Ca particles via a solid-state reaction between the Mg-Al matrix and CaO additives. Scanning electron microscopy-energy-dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and electron probe micro-analysis on the precursor indicated that 4...
June 28, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743235/magnetic-hyperthermia-enhance-the-treatment-efficacy-of-peri-implant-osteomyelitis
#4
Chih-Hsiang Fang, Pei-I Tsai, Shu-Wei Huang, Jui-Sheng Sun, Jenny Zwei-Chieng Chang, Hsin-Hsin Shen, San-Yuan Chen, Feng Huei Lin, Lih-Tao Hsu, Yen-Chun Chen
BACKGROUND: When bacteria colony persist within a biofilm, suitable drugs are not yet available for the eradication of biofilm-producing bacteria. The aim of this study is to study the effect of magnetic nano-particles-induced hyperthermia on destroying biofilm and promoting bactericidal effects of antibiotics in the treatment of osteomyelitis. METHODS: Sixty 12-weeks-old male Wistar rats were used. A metallic 18G needle was implanted into the bone marrow cavity of distal femur after the injection of Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)...
July 25, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725251/custom-made-micro-applicators-for-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-treatment-of-chronic-psoriasis
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Ivan M Buzurovic, Desmond A O'Farrell, Mandar S Bhagwat, Jorgen L Hansen, Thomas C Harris, Scott Friesen, Robert A Cormack, Phillip M Devlin
PURPOSE: In this study, we present the treatment of the psoriatic nail beds of patients refractory to standard therapies using high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy. The custom-made micro applicators (CMMA) were designed and constructed for radiation dose delivery to small curvy targets with complicated topology. The role of the HDR brachytherapy treatment was to stimulate the T cells for an increased immune response. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patient diagnosed with psoriatic nail beds refractory to standard therapies received monthly subunguinal injections that caused significant pain and discomfort in both hands...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696572/evaluation-of-electrical-impedance-spectroscopy-on-a-needle-as-a-novel-tool-to-determine-optimal-surgical-margin-in-partial-nephrectomy
#6
Hyeon Woo Kim, Joho Yun, Jeong Zoo Lee, Dong Gil Shin, Jong-Hyun Lee
A hypodermic needle has been introduced incorporating an electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) sensor, called micro-EIS-on-a-needle for depth profiling (μEoN-DP). The μEoN-DP can locate endophytic renal tumors as well as determine tumor margins by detecting the impedance difference between normal and cancer tissues. To evaluate the μEoN-DP as a novel tool to determine the optimal surgical margin during partial nephrectomy (PN), the electrical impedance differences between renal parenchymal tissues and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) tumors are investigated with regard to the distance from the tumors...
July 11, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657367/the-self-recovery-of-facial-skin-barrier-and-erythema-after-nanochip-treatment
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Yan Ling Tao, Afzaal Ahmed Bin Jameel, Ying Ying Miao, Bai Xu, Yan Ting Wu, Juan Liu, Bing Rong Zhou, Dan Luo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the degree of acute skin damage and the time required for the recovery of facial skin barrier function after the skin was treated with microneedles and nanochips of various tip lengths. METHODS: For this split face comparative study, a total of 16 subjects were enrolled and radomly divided into 2 groups. In the first group, one of the facial side of each subject was treated with 0.25 mm long nanotips for a total of 6 times while the other facial side was treated with 0...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647883/casper-computer-aided-segmentation-of-imperceptible-motion-a-learning-based-tracking-of-an-invisible-needle-in-ultrasound
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Parmida Beigi, Robert Rohling, Septimiu E Salcudean, Gary C Ng
PURPOSE: This paper presents a new micro-motion-based approach to track a needle in ultrasound images captured by a handheld transducer. METHODS: We propose a novel learning-based framework to track a handheld needle by detecting microscale variations of motion dynamics over time. The current state of the art on using motion analysis for needle detection uses absolute motion and hence work well only when the transducer is static. We have introduced and evaluated novel spatiotemporal and spectral features, obtained from the phase image, in a self-supervised tracking framework to improve the detection accuracy in the subsequent frames using incremental training...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645718/optimizing-adjuvants-for-intradermal-delivery-of-menc-glycoconjugate-vaccine
#9
Agnese Donadei, Cristiana Balocchi, Maria R Romano, Luigi Panza, Roberto Adamo, Francesco Berti, Derek T O'Hagan, Simona Gallorini, Barbara C Baudner
Intradermal vaccine delivery is a promising alternative to the conventional intramuscular route. The skin layer is immunologically supported by a densely network of antigen presenting cells, while the skeletal muscle is loaded with a relatively sparse population of APCs. Nevertheless, the vaccine to be suitable for intradermal delivery needs a new formulation to facilitate either smaller injection volumes or the introduction into new delivery devises as micro-needles. This study presents a proof of concept for intradermal delivery of the MenC-CRM197 glycoconjugate vaccine using a mouse model...
July 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628624/heterogeneity-of-mirna-expression-in-localized-prostate-cancer-with-clinicopathological-correlations
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Ahmed Hussein Zedan, Søren Garm Blavnsfeldt, Torben Frøstrup Hansen, Boye Schnack Nielsen, Niels Marcussen, Mindaugas Pleckaitis, Palle Jörn Sloth Osther, Flemming Brandt Sørensen
INTRODUCTION: In the last decade microRNAs (miRNAs) have been widely investigated in prostate cancer (PCa) and have shown to be promising biomarkers in diagnostic, prognostic and predictive settings. However, tumor heterogeneity may influence miRNA expression. The aims of this study were to assess the impact of tumor heterogeneity, as demonstrated by a panel of selected miRNAs in PCa, and to correlate miRNA expression with risk profile and patient outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prostatectomy specimens and matched, preoperative needle biopsies from a retrospective cohort of 49 patients, who underwent curatively intended surgery for localized PCa, were investigated with a panel of 6 miRNAs (miRNA-21, miRNA-34a, miRNA-125b, miRNA-126, miRNA-143, and miRNA-145) using tissue micro-array (TMA) and in situ hybridization (ISH)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622807/the-comparison-of-the-effects-of-a-novel-hydrogel-compound-and-traditional-hyaluronate-following-micro-fracture-procedure-in-a-rat-full-thickness-chondral-defect-model
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Yunus Emre Akman, Erhan Sukur, Ahmet Senel, Nur Ece Oztas Sukur, Canan Kelten Talu, Yusuf Ozturkmen
PURPOSE: The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the impact of HA-CS-NAG compound (hyaluronate, sodium chondroitin sulfate, N-acetyl-d-glucosamine) on the quality of repair tissue after micro-fracture and to compare it with HA (hyaluronat), in a rat full-thickness chondral defect model. METHODS: Full-thickness chondral defects were created in a non-weight bearing area by using a handle 2.7-mm drill bit, in the right knees of 33 Sprague-Dawley rats...
June 13, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622082/comparing-the-effectiveness-of-fractional-co2-laser-and-the-combination-therapy-with-micro-needling-and-topical-10-trichloroacetic-acid-to-remove-infra-orbital-dark-circles-in-tehran-women
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Abbas Zamanian, Mahba Azizi, Mohamadreza Ghasemi, Elham Behrangi, Sedigheh Naeji
BACKGROUND: Infra-orbital dark circles in now identified as a cosmetic problem which should be considered in treatment issue. The present study aimed to assess and compare the clinical efficiency of the combination of micro-needling and 10% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) cream as well as carbon dioxide laser in the management of infra-orbital dark circles. METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was performed on women ranged 28 to 62 years that complained of infra-orbital dark circles...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618219/hierarchical-microspheres-constructed-from-chitin-nanofibers-penetrated-hydroxyapatite-crystals-for-bone-regeneration
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Bo Duan, Kangquan Shou, Xiaojuan Su, Yahui Niu, Guan Zheng, Yao Huang, Aixi Yu, Yu Zhang, Hong Xia, Lina Zhang
Chitin exists abundantly in crab and shrimp shells as the template of the minerals, which inspired us to mineralize it for fabricating bone grafting materials. In the present work, chitin nanofibrous microspheres were used as the matrix for in situ synthesis of hydroxyapatite (HA) crystals including microflakes, submicron-needles, and submicron-spheres, which were penetrated by long chitin nanofibers, leading to the hierarchical structure. The shape and size of the HA crystals could be controlled by changing the HA synthesis process...
June 28, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605376/anatomically-inspired-three-dimensional-micro-tissue-engineered-neural-networks-for-nervous-system-reconstruction-modulation-and-modeling
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Laura A Struzyna, Dayo O Adewole, Wisberty J Gordián-Vélez, Michael R Grovola, Justin C Burrell, Kritika S Katiyar, Dmitriy Petrov, James P Harris, D Kacy Cullen
Functional recovery rarely occurs following injury or disease-induced degeneration within the central nervous system (CNS) due to the inhibitory environment and the limited capacity for neurogenesis. We are developing a strategy to simultaneously address neuronal and axonal pathway loss within the damaged CNS. This manuscript presents the fabrication protocol for micro-tissue engineered neural networks (micro-TENNs), implantable constructs consisting of neurons and aligned axonal tracts spanning the extracellular matrix (ECM) lumen of a preformed hydrogel cylinder hundreds of microns in diameter that may extend centimeters in length...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586592/ultrasound-assistance-in-differentiating-malignant-thyroid-nodules-from-benign-ones
#15
Shokouh Taghipour Zahir, Mahmoud Vakili, Azam Ghaneei, Naser Sefidrokh Sharahjin, Fatemeh Heidari
BACKGROUND: The search is ongoing for simple, effective ways to identify and differentiate thyroid nodules in order to avoid invasive procedures. This study aims to perform an ultrasound assessment of clinically suspected patients with malignant nodules, to perform a fine needle biopsy on them, and to compare the results obtained. METHODS: In total, 135 patients with thyroid nodules suspected to be malignant in the ultrasound underwent ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsies...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548491/deposition-of-a-sorbent-into-a-recession-on-a-solid-support-to-provide-a-new-mechanically-robust-solid-phase-microextraction-device
#16
Justen J Poole, Jonathan J Grandy, Miao Yu, Ezel Boyaci, German A Gómez-Ríos, Nathaly Reyes-Garcés, Barbara Bojko, Harmen Vander Heide, Janusz Pawliszyn
To date, solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fibers used for in vivo bioanalysis can be too fragile and flexible, which limits suitability for direct tissue sampling. As a result, these devices often require a sheathing needle to prepuncture robust sample matrixes and protect the extraction phase from mechanical damage. To address this limitation, a new SPME device is herein presented which incorporates an extraction phase recessed into the body of a solid needle. This device requires no additional support or shielding during puncture events through protective tissue...
June 12, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515437/coco3-from-one-step-micro-emulsion-method-as-electrode-materials-for-faradaic-capacitors
#17
Yanfang Wang, Zheng Chang, Yi Zhang, Bingwei Chen, Lijun Fu, Yusong Zhu, Lixin Zhang, Yuping Wu
Faradaic capacitor (FC) has been widely investigated during the past few decades, and dozens of prototypes have been proposed. However, it has not reached its full potential. In this work, we demonstrate a kind of FC comprising of a CoCO3 electrode. Synthesized through a micro-emulsion route, such CoCO3 shows low crystallinity and porous wool-ball structures stacked by needle-like individuals. It shows desirable electrochemical properties in terms of excellent high-rate performance and high reversibility. Also, it could deliver a capacitance of 440 F·g(-1) at 1 A·g(-1), and shows no capacitance decay after 1000 cycles...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512669/combined-fractional-treatment-of-acne-scars-involving-non-ablative-1-550-nm-erbium-glass-laser-and-micro-needling-radiofrequency-a-16-week-prospective-randomized-split-face-study
#18
Hyuck Hoon Kwon, Hae Young Park, Sun Chul Choi, Youin Bae, Jae Yoon Jung, Gyeong-Hun Park
An optimized therapeutic regimen involving a non-ablative fractionated laser or radiofrequency therapy for acne scars has not yet been established. To evaluate whether the combination of a non-ablative fractional laser (NAF) and fractional micro-needling radiofrequency (FMR) has clinical advantages for the treatment of atrophic acne scars compared with NAF alone, a 16-week prospective, randomized split-face study was performed. Each facial side of a patient was treated with 3 sessions of either NAF with FMR or NAF alone, with a 4-week interval between each session...
May 17, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482516/centrifugally-spun-phbv-micro-and-nanofibres
#19
Sarah J Upson, Tom O'Haire, Stephen J Russell, Kenneth Dalgarno, Ana Marina Ferreira
This paper reports the first study on centrifugal spinning of PHBV fibres. Fibres were spun from solution using a range of polymer concentrations, spin speeds and spinneret to collector distances. A PHBV polymer concentration of 25% w/v spun at 9000rmin(-1) produced the highest quality fibres, with fibre diameters predominantly in the 0.5-3μm range. The rate at which fibre could be produced at the 9000rmin(-1) spin speed and with a spinneret to collector distance of 39.2cm was equivalent to 11km of fibre per minute per needle...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444564/response-to-lead-pollution-mycorrhizal-pinus-sylvestris-forms-the-biomineral-pyromorphite-in-roots-and-needles
#20
Maria L Bizo, Sandor Nietzsche, Ulrich Mansfeld, Falko Langenhorst, Juraj Majzlan, Jörg Göttlicher, Alexandru Ozunu, Steffi Formann, Katrin Krause, Erika Kothe
The development of mycorrhized pine seedlings grown in the presence of lead was assessed in order to investigate how higher plants can tolerate lead pollution in the environment. Examination with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed that Pb uptake was prominent in the roots, while a smaller amount was found in pine needles, which requires symplastic uptake and root-to-shoot transfer. Lead was concentrated in nanocrystalline aggregates attached to the cell wall and, according to elemental microanalyses, is associated with phosphorus and chlorine...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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