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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910402/towards-10-mev-resolution-the-design-of-an-ultrahigh-resolution-soft-x-ray-rixs-spectrometer
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Joseph Dvorak, Ignace Jarrige, Valentina Bisogni, Scott Coburn, William Leonhardt
We present the optical design of the Centurion soft X-ray resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) spectrometer to be located on the SIX beamline at NSLS-II. The spectrometer is designed to reach a resolving power of 100 000 at 1000 eV at its best resolution. It is also designed to have continuously variable 2θ motion over a range of 112° using a custom triple rotating flange. We have analyzed several possible spectrometer designs capable of reaching the target resolution. After careful analysis, we have adopted a Hettrick-Underwood spectrometer design, with an additional plane mirror to maintain a fixed direction for the outgoing beam...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894122/b-cell-lymphoma-2-modified-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-diabetes-mellitus-induced-erectile-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model
#2
Xiang Sun, Long-Hua Luo, Liang Feng, Dong-Shui Li, Ke-Zhao Zhong
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to explore the effects of B cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2)-modified bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) transplantation for the treatment of diabetes mellitus-induced erectile dysfunction (DMED) in a rat model. METHODS: The DMED rat model was successfully established. Thirty-six DMED rats were assigned into the Bcl-2-BMSCs, null-BMSCs, BMSCs and phosphate buffered saline (PBS) groups. Meanwhile, 9 normal rats injected with PBS were taken as the normal control group...
November 29, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893594/sexually-transmitted-disease-program-evolution-in-response-to-changes-in-the-public-health-environment-a-massachusetts-example
#3
Marion W Carter, Katherine K Hsu, Penny S Loosier, Brandy L Peterson Maddox, Sonal R Doshi, Karen Kroeger, Kevin Cranston
BACKGROUND: In 2008, the line item supporting sexually transmitted disease (STD) services in the Massachusetts state budget was cut as a result of budget shortfalls. Shortly thereafter, direct provision of STD clinical services supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) was suspended. Massachusetts Department of Public Health requested an initial assessment of its internal response and impact in 2010. A follow-up assessment occurred in September 2013. METHODS: In 2010 and 2013, 39 and 46 staff, respectively, from MDPH and from clinical partner agencies, were interviewed about changes in the role of the MDPH, partnerships, STD services, challenges, and recommendations...
November 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888201/increasing-trunk-flexion-morphs-human-leg-function-into-that-of-birds-despite-different-leg-morphology
#4
Soran Aminiaghdam, Christian Rode, Roy Müller, Reinhard Blickhan
Pronograde trunk orientation in small birds causes prominent intra-limb asymmetries in the leg function. As yet, it is not clear whether these asymmetries induced by the trunk reflect general constraints on the leg function regardless of the specific leg architecture or size of the species. To address this, we instruct twelve participants to walk at a self-selected velocity with four postures: regular erect, with 30°, 50° and maximal trunk flexion. In addition, we simulate the axial leg force (along the line connecting hip and centre of pressure) using two simple models: spring and damper in series, and parallel spring and damper...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884856/a-refugee-camp-in-the-centre-of-europe-clinical-characteristics-of-asylum-seekers-arriving-in-brussels
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Gerlant van Berlaer, Francisca Bohle Carbonell, Sofie Manantsoa, Xavier de Béthune, Ronald Buyl, Michel Debacker, Ives Hubloue
BACKGROUND: In the summer of 2015, the exodus of Syrian war refugees and saturation of refugee camps in neighbouring countries led to the influx of asylum-seekers in European countries, including Belgium. This study aims to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of asylum seekers who arrived in a huddled refugee camp, in the centre of a well-developed country with all medical facilities. METHODS: Using a descriptive cross-sectional study design, physicians of Médecins du Monde prospectively registered age, gender, origin, medical symptoms and diagnoses of all patients presenting to an erected field hospital in Brussels in September 2015...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879391/rice-leaf-angle-and-grain-size-are-affected-by-the-osbul1-transcriptional-activator-complex
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Seonghoe Jang, Gynheung An, Hsing-Yi Li
Rice atypical HLH protein Oryza sativa BRASSINOSTEROID UPREGULATED 1-LIKE 1 (OsBUL1) is preferentially expressed in the laminar joint where it controls cell elongation and positively affects leaf angles. OsBUL1 knockout mutant (osbul1) and transgenic rice for double stranded RNA interference (dsRNAi) of OsBUL1 produced erected leaves with smaller grains whereas OsBUL1 overexpressors and an activation tagging line of OsBUL1 exhibited increased laminar inclination and grain size. Moreover, OsBUL1 expression was induced by brassinolide (BL) and osbul1 did not respond to BL treatment...
November 22, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874834/recovery-of-erectile-function-comparing-autologous-nerve-grafts-unseeded-conduits-schwann-cell-seeded-guidance-tubes-and-gdnf-overexpressing-schwann-cell-grafts
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Florian May, Alexander Buchner, Kaspar Matiasek, Boris Schlenker, Christian Stief, Norbert Weidner
Dissection of the cavernous nerves during radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer eliminates spontaneous erections. Using the rat as an experimental model, we compared the regenerative capacity of autologous nerve grafts and Schwann cell seeded nerve guides.After bilateral excision of cavernous nerve segments, cavernous nerves were reconstructed using unseeded silicon tubes (UT), nerve autografts (NA) and silicon tubes seeded with either Glial cell line-derived (GDNF)-overexpressing or green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing Schwann cells (SCs) (16 study nerves per group)...
November 17, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872508/hidden-diversity-in-thyridaria-and-a-new-circumscription-of-the-thyridariaceae
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W M Jaklitsch, H Voglmayr
A multigene analysis of a combined ITS-LSU-SSU-rpb2-tef1 sequence data matrix was applied to infer the phylogenetic position of the genus Thyridaria in the Pleosporales. The generic type of Thyridaria, T. broussonetiae (syn. T. incrustans), is situated in a clade currently named Roussoellaceae, which becomes a synonym of Thyridariaceae. However, Thyridaria rubronotata does not belong to this clade, but is here recognised as Cyclothyriella rubronotata in its own family Cyclothyriellaceae. The Thyridariaceae contain the genera Thyridaria, Roussoella, Roussoellopsis, Neoroussoella and the new genus Parathyridaria...
September 2016: Studies in Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871960/useful-implications-of-low-dose-long-term-use-of-pde-5-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Taymour Mostafa
INTRODUCTION: Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) hydrolyzes cyclic guanylate monophosphate (cGMP) specifically to 5' GMP, promoting successful corporeal vascular relaxation and penile erection during sexual stimulation. Oral PDE-5 inhibitors such as sildenafil, vardenafil, tadalafil, and avanafil have provided noninvasive, effective, well-tolerated treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) patients and, at the same time, stimulated both academic and clinical interests. Lately, some oral PDE-5 inhibitors were released as low-dose preparations with the concept of potential daily administration and long-term use...
July 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871959/intracavernous-injections-in-spinal-cord-injured-men-with-erectile-dysfunction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lucie Chochina, Florian Naudet, Clément Chéhensse, Andrea Manunta, Mireille Damphousse, Isabelle Bonan, François Giuliano
INTRODUCTION: Despite improvements in the care of patients after spinal cord injury (SCI), permanent impairment of locomotion, sensation, and autonomic function remains a major hurdle. After the acute stage of injury, recovering sexual function is a high priority. AIM: To review the efficacy of intracavernous injections (ICIs) in men with SCI and to identify prognostic factors affecting the efficacy of ICIs in this population. METHODS: Systematic review of the literature was conducted using the PubMed-Medline, Embase, EBSCO, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases...
July 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871957/tramadol-abuse-and-sexual-function
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REVIEW
Ibrahim A Abdel-Hamid, Karl-Erik Andersson, Marcel D Waldinger, Tarek H Anis
INTRODUCTION: Tramadol exhibits an effect profile similar to that of opioid agonists, and tramadol abuse seems to be a problem for a number of countries. The relationship between tramadol and sexual function appears to be controversial. Men with premature ejaculation (PE) may benefit from taking tramadol off label; however, these patients live "on a knife's edge" and are exquisitely sensitive to develop other sexual dysfunctions. AIM: To review the literature regarding the problem of tramadol abuse and its relationship with sexual function...
July 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871930/reconstruction-of-penile-shaft-defects-following-the-silicone-injection-by-bipedicled-anterior-scrotal-flap
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Richard Fakin, Simon Zimmermann, Sirachai Jindarak, Nicole Lindenblatt, Pietro Giovanoli, Poonpissamai Suwajo
INTRODUCTION: Numerous causalities including attempts of penile augmentation with silicone or paraffin can lead to extensive circular penile shaft defects. Reconstruction is challenging and skin grafting is a suboptimal option, despite its widespread use. This paper presents a surgical technique for penile shaft reconstruction with bipedicled anterior scrotal flap. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective data analysis was performed for patients treated for symptomatic penile siliconomas who underwent subsequent penile reconstruction with bipedicled anterior scrotal flap between 2010 and 2015...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867021/patient-reported-long-term-sexual-outcomes-following-plication-surgery-for-penile-curvature-a-retrospective-58-patient-study
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A Baldini, N Morel-Journel, P Paparel, A Ruffion, J-E Terrier
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term sexual function results following plication surgery for the correction of penile curvature using patient questionnaires. METHODS: We performed a single-center, retrospective study in a cohort of patients with Peyronie's disease or congenital penile curvature. All patients who underwent plication surgery on the convex aspect using the Nesbit, Yachia or diamond-shaped techniques were included. At a mean 34 months after the interventions, the patients were asked to respond to the IIEF5 questionnaire and a 19-item questionnaire...
November 17, 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860090/guideline-of-guidelines-priapism
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REVIEW
Asif Muneer, David Ralph
Priapism is defined as a prolonged penile erection lasting for more than 4 hours in the absence of sexual stimulation and remains despite orgasm. Current priapism guidelines for priapism have been published following a comprehensive literature review and expert consensus by the American Urological Association (AUA) and by an evidence review according to the Oxford Centre for Evidence based medicine by the European Association of Urology (EAU). Although there are both local and regional guidelines available throughout the UK, these tend to be adaptations of guidelines from larger urology organisations and there are currently no guidelines from the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)...
November 14, 2016: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856380/t9-versus-t10-as-the-upper-instrumented-vertebra-for-correction-of-adult-deformity-rationale-and-recommendations
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Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Kimberly-Anne Tan, Christabel Shao-En Neo, Eugene Tze-Chun Lau, Denise Ai-Wen Choong, Leok-Lim Lau, Gabriel Ka-Po Liu, Hee-Kit Wong
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Adult spinal deformity correction sometimes involves long posterior pedicle screw constructs extending from the lumbosacral spine to the thoracic vertebra. As fusion obliterates motion and places supraphysiological stress on adjacent spinal segments, it is crucial to ascertain the ideal upper instrumented vertebra (UIV) to minimize risk of proximal junctional failure (PJF). The T10 vertebra is often chosen to allow bridging of the thoracolumbar junction into the immobile thoracic vertebrae on the basis that it is the lowest immobile thoracic vertebra strut by the rib cage...
November 14, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855738/sexsomnia-a-specialized-non-rem-parasomnia
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Anne-Laure Dubessy, Smaranda Leu-Semenescu, Valérie Attali, Jean-Baptiste Maranci, Isabelle Arnulf
OBJECTIVE: To describe patients with sexsomnia and to contrast their clinical and sleep measures with those of healthy controls and sleepwalkers. METHODS: Subjects referred for sexsomnia and for sleepwalking/night terror were interviewed, completed the Paris Arousal Disorder Severity Scale (PADSS) and were monitored one to two nights with video-polysomnography. RESULTS: Seventeen patients (70.6% male, aged 17 to 76 years) had sexsomnia, with amnestic fondling of the bed partner (n=11), complete sexual intercourse (n=8), masturbation (n=8) and spontaneous orgasm (n=1)...
October 28, 2016: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851760/new-plants-from-the-lower-devonian-pingyipu-group-jiangyou-county-sichuan-province-china
#17
Dianne Edwards, Bao-Yin Geng, Cheng-Sen Li
Descriptions of Lower Devonian plants from Yunnan, South China, have revolutionized concepts of diversity and disparity in tracheophytes soon after they became established on land. Sichuan assemblages have received little attention since their discovery almost 25 years ago and require revision. With this objective, fieldwork involving detailed logging and collection of fossils was undertaken in the Longmenshan Mountain Region, Jiangyou County and yielded the two new taxa described here. They are preserved as coalified compressions and impressions that allowed morphological but not anatomical analyses...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843866/penile-manipulation-the-most-common-etiology-of-penile-fracture-at-our-tertiary-care-center
#18
Md Jawaid Rahman, M S Faridi, Naloh Mibang, Rajendra Sinam Singh
Penile fracture is the disruption of the tunica albuginea with rupture of the corpus cavernosum secondary to blunt trauma to the erect penis. It is an unusual condition, usually underreported. According to the published literature, vigorous vaginal intercourse with women on top position is the most common etiology across the globe including India with Middle Eastern countries being the exception. A total of seven patients of penile fracture presented in emergency in the last 6 months. The etiology was penile manipulation at the time of sexual excitement in six out of seven patients of penile fracture, which was contrary to the literature published except in Middle Eastern countries...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843074/testosterone-threshold-for-increased-cardiovascular-risk-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-men-a-locally-weighted-regression-analysis
#19
Pin-Wen Liao, Chia-Chang Wu, Kuan-Chou Chen, Fu-Shan Jaw, Hong-Jeng Yu, Shih-Ping Liu, Chen-Hsun Ho
INTRODUCTION: Although testosterone deficiency has a well-known association with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the threshold remains to be determined. AIM: To investigate whether there is a discriminatory testosterone level below which the CVD risk increases. METHODS: The study included 876 men 45 to 74 years old who underwent a general health checkup. The Framingham Risk Score was used to estimate the 10-year CVD risk; a high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) level of at least 1 mg/L was considered an indicator of increased CVD risk...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842628/successful-removal-of-a-penile-constriction-wedding-ring-in-a-rural-area
#20
A Fhima, N Lahouel
BACKGROUND: Penile strangulation is a rarely described medical emergency. Removal of the strangulating object is challenging, with a lack of proper guidelines. OBJECTIVE: To describe the challenges faced during an attempt to urgently remove a metal object (wedding ring) constricting an erect penis. METHODS: We report a case of penile strangulation with a wedding ring in an adult man who presented at Van Velden Hospital casualty department, Limpopo, South Africa, and review the related literature...
November 2, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
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