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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441847/-feasibility-of-device-closure-for-multiple-atrial-septal-defects-using-3d-printing-and-ultrasound-guided-intervention-technique
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X Qiu, B Lü, N Xu, C W Yan, W B Ouyang, Y Liu, F W Zhang, Z Q Yue, K J Pang, X B Pan
Objective: To investigate the feasibility of trans-catheter closure of multiple atrial septal defects (ASD) monitored by trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) under the guidance of 3D printing heart model. Methods: Between April and August 2016, a total of 21 patients (8 male and 13 female) with multiple ASD in Fuwai Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences underwent CT scan and 3-dimensional echocardiography for heart disease model produced by 3D printing technique. The best occlusion program was determined through the simulation test on the model...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441776/gold-nanoparticles-for-modulating-neuronal-behavior
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REVIEW
Chiara Paviolo, Paul R Stoddart
Understanding the detailed functioning and pathophysiology of the brain and the nervous system continues to challenge the scientific community, particularly in terms of scaling up techniques for monitoring and interfacing with complex 3D networks. Nanotechnology has the potential to support this scaling up, where the eventual goal would be to address individual nerve cells within functional units of both the central and peripheral nervous system. Gold nanoparticles provide a variety of physical and chemical properties that have attracted attention as a light-activated nanoscale neuronal interface...
April 24, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441755/role-of-rheb-in-regulating-differentiation-fate-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-cartilage-and-bone-regeneration
#3
Sajjad Ashraf, In-Bo Han, Hansoo Park, Soo-Hong Lee
Advances in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and cell replacement therapies are promising approaches to treat cartilage and bone defects since substantial differentiation capacities of MSCs match the demands of tissue regeneration. Our understanding of the dynamic process requiring indispensable differentiation of MSCs remains limited. Herein, we describe the role of RHEB (Ras homolog enriched in brain) regulating gene signature for differentiation of human adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) into chondrogenic, osteogenic, and adipogenic lineages...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441748/convergent-validity-of-a-wearable-sensor-system-for-measuring-sub-task-performance-during-the-timed-up-and-go-test
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James Beyea, Chris A McGibbon, Andrew Sexton, Jeremy Noble, Colleen O'Connell
BACKGROUND: The timed-up-and-go test (TUG) is one of the most commonly used tests of physical function in clinical practice and for research outcomes. Inertial sensors have been used to parse the TUG test into its composite phases (rising, walking, turning, etc.), but have not validated this approach against an optoelectronic gold-standard, and to our knowledge no studies have published the minimal detectable change of these measurements. METHODS: Eleven adults performed the TUG three times each under normal and slow walking conditions, and 3 m and 5 m walking distances, in a 12-camera motion analysis laboratory...
April 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441739/the-use-of-immus-in-a-water-environment-instrument-validation-and-application-of-3d-multi-body-kinematic-analysis-in-medicine-and-sport
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Anna Lisa Mangia, Matteo Cortesi, Silvia Fantozzi, Andrea Giovanardi, Davide Borra, Giorgio Gatta
The aims of the present study were the instrumental validation of inertial-magnetic measurements units (IMMUs) in water, and the description of their use in clinical and sports aquatic applications applying customized 3D multi-body models. Firstly, several tests were performed to map the magnetic field in the swimming pool and to identify the best volume for experimental test acquisition with a mean dynamic orientation error lower than 5°. Successively, the gait and the swimming analyses were explored in terms of spatiotemporal and joint kinematics variables...
April 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441683/geometric-torsion-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-new-method-to-differentiate-between-lenke-1-subtypes
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Jesse Shen, Samuel Kadoury, Hubert Labelle, Marjolaine Roy-Beaudry, Carl-Éric Aubin, Stefan Parent
STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive case series. OBJECTIVE: To study geometric torsion in thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) to propose it as a numerical three-dimensional (3D) parameter that quantifies the scoliosis deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: AIS is a 3D deformity of the spine. The most widely accepted and used classification systems, however, still rely on two-dimensional aspects of x-rays. Yet, a 3D classification of AIS remains elusive because there is no widely accepted 3D parameter in the clinical practice...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441456/genome-wide-association-study-of-facial-morphology-reveals-novel-associations-with-frem1-and-park2
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Myoung Keun Lee, John R Shaffer, Elizabeth J Leslie, Ekaterina Orlova, Jenna C Carlson, Eleanor Feingold, Mary L Marazita, Seth M Weinberg
Several studies have now shown evidence of association between common genetic variants and quantitative facial traits in humans. The reported associations generally involve simple univariate measures and likely represent only a small fraction of the genetic loci influencing facial morphology. In this study, we applied factor analysis to a set of 276 facial linear distances derived from 3D facial surface images of 2187 unrelated individuals of European ancestry. We retained 23 facial factors, which we then tested for genetic associations using a genome-wide panel of 10,677,593 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441425/role-of-route-previewing-strategies-on-climbing-fluency-and-exploratory-movements
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Ludovic Seifert, Romain Cordier, Dominic Orth, Yoan Courtine, James L Croft
This study examined the role of route previewing strategies on climbing fluency and on exploratory movements of the limbs, in order to understand whether previewing helps people to perceive and to realize affordances. Eight inexperienced and ten experienced climbers previewed a 10 m high route of 5b difficulty on French scale, then climbed it with a top-rope as fluently as possible. Gaze behavior was collected from an eye tracking system during the preview and allowed us to determine the number of times they scanned the route, and which of four route previewing strategies (fragmentary, ascending, zigzagging, and sequence-of-blocks) they used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441338/effects-of-3d-printed-polycaprolactone-%C3%AE-tricalcium-phosphate-membranes-on-guided-bone-regeneration
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Jin-Hyung Shim, Joo-Yun Won, Jung-Hyung Park, Ji-Hyeon Bae, Geunseon Ahn, Chang-Hwan Kim, Dong-Hyuk Lim, Dong-Woo Cho, Won-Soo Yun, Eun-Bin Bae, Chang-Mo Jeong, Jung-Bo Huh
This study was conducted to compare 3D-printed polycaprolactone (PCL) and polycaprolactone/β-tricalcium phosphate (PCL/β-TCP) membranes with a conventional commercial collagen membrane in terms of their abilities to facilitate guided bone regeneration (GBR). Fabricated membranes were tested for dry and wet mechanical properties. Fibroblasts and preosteoblasts were seeded into the membranes and rates and patterns of proliferation were analyzed using a kit-8 assay and by scanning electron microscopy. Osteogenic differentiation was verified by alizarin red S and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) staining...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441334/peptidyl-transferase-center-and-the-emergence-of-the-translation-system
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Savio Torres de Farias, Thais Gaudêncio Rêgo, Marco V José
In this work, the three-dimensional (3D) structure of the ancestral Peptidyl Transferase Center (PTC) built by concatamers of ancestral sequences of tRNAs was reconstructed, and its possible interactions with tRNAs molecules were analyzed. The 3D structure of the ancestral PTC was also compared with the current PTC of T. thermophilus. Docking experiments between the ancestral PTC and tRNAs suggest that in the origin of the translation system, the PTC functioned as an adhesion center for tRNA molecules. The approximation of tRNAs charged with amino acids to the PTC permitted peptide synthesis without the need of a genetic code...
April 25, 2017: Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441033/surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-sers-active-gold-nanoparticles-decorated-on-a-porous-polymer-filter
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Lei Chen, Huiying Yan, Xiangxin Xue, Dayu Jiang, Yuxi Cai, Dongmei Liang, Young Mee Jung, Xiao Xia Han, Bing Zhao
In this work, we designed a process to assemble gold nanoparticles onto a three-dimensional (3D) polymer surface, which can then be monitored using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). This work is the first demonstration of the assembly of gold nanoparticles on a filter film and in situ measurement with Raman spectroscopy. Herein, a polyhexamethylene adipamide (Nylon66) film embedded in the organic filter film was used as a template to fabricate a tunable SERS-active substrate. A "hotspot"-rich gold-nanoparticle-decorated polymer substrate for SERS was prepared; this substrate exhibited high sensitivity in trace detection of targets...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440819/amphiphilic-carbon-dots-as-versatile-vectors-for-nucleic-acid-and-drug-delivery
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Hai-Jiao Wang, Xi He, Tian-Ying Luo, Ji Zhang, Yan-Hong Liu, Xiao-Qi Yu
Carbon dot (CD)-based multifunctional delivery systems have shown great potential in both drug/gene delivery and bio-imaging. In this work, we present a strategy to simply construct amphiphilic CDs (ACDs) by conjugating hydrophobic alkyl epoxide to the surface amino groups of PEI 600-derived CDs. ACDs could well dissolve in water or organic solvents and emit bright fluorescence both in solutions and cells. (1)HNMR also suggested that ACDs may form micelle-like structures in water, and their CMC could be determined...
April 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440670/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-based-evaluation-of-aortic-stiffness-and-epicardial-fat-volume-in-patients-with-hypertension-diabetes-mellitus-and-myocardial-infarction
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Rami Homsi, Alois M Sprinkart, Juergen Gieseke, Michael Meier-Schroers, Seyrani Yuecel, Stefan Fischer, Jennifer Nadal, Darius Dabir, Julian A Luetkens, Daniel L Kuetting, Hans H Schild, Daniel K Thomas
Background Aortic stiffness and epicardial fat relate to cardiovascular risk. Their relationship with each other and their role with hypertension, diabetes mellitus (DM), and myocardial infarction (MI) can be evaluated by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). Purpose To explore an association between aortic stiffness and epicardial as well as paracardial fat volume (EFV and ParaFV, respectively) in hypertensive patients and to relate the results to the presence of DM and MI. Material and Methods A total of 156 hypertensive and 20 non-hypertensive participants were examined at 1...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440633/syntheses-structures-and-characterization-of-quaternary-tellurites-li3mte4o11-m-al-ga-and-fe
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Minfeng Lü, Hongil Jo, Seung-Jin Oh, Suheon Lee, Kwang-Yong Choi, Yang Yu, Kang Min Ok
Three new quaternary lithium metal tellurites, Li3MTe4O11 (M = Al, Ga, and Fe), have been synthesized through hydrothermal and solid-state reactions by heating a mixture of LiOH·H2O, TeO2, and M2O3. The structures of the title compounds have been determined by single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. Li3MTe4O11 reveal three-dimensional (3D) frameworks that consist of MO6 octahedra, TeO3 trigonal pyramids, and TeO4 polyhedra. The variable coordination mode of Te(4+) within the framework leads to the formation of 1D channels that host Li(+) cations on both tetrahedral and octahedral sites...
April 25, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440618/design-of-antibacterial-polyethersulfone-membranes-via-covalently-attaching-hydrogel-thin-layers-loaded-with-ag-nanoparticles
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Min He, Qian Wang, Rui Wang, Yi Xie, Weifeng Zhao, Changsheng Zhao
In order to inhibit the bacteria attachment and the subsequent formation of bio-films on polyethersulfone (PES) membranes, poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) (PSBMA)/poly(sodium acrylate) (PAANa) antibacterial hydrogel thin layers were covalently attached onto the membranes, followed by loading Ag nanoparticles. In our strategy, double bonds were firstly introduced onto PES membrane surfaces to provide anchoring sites, and then the hydrogel layers were synthesized on the membrane surfaces via UV light initiated cross-linking copolymerization...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440603/can-3d-echocardiography-replace-computed-tomographic-imaging-for-aortic-annular-sizing-before-transcutaneous-aortic-valve-replacement
#16
EDITORIAL
Padmini Varadarajan, Ramdas G Pai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440516/-current-status-and-changes-of-metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery-in-china
#17
Jingang Liu
Through continuous development, metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) has become widely recognized in academic and medical circles. In China, the volume of MBS operations has increased year by year. Therapeutic goals of MBS have evolved from treating obesity to treating Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and further to treating a series of obesity-associated metabolic diseases (including conditions in the endocrine system, circulatory system, respiratory system, reproductive system, and etc). Surgical approach of MBS has also been evolving continuously...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440410/a-novel-notch3-mutation-identified-in-patients-with-oral-cancer-by-whole-exome-sequencing
#18
Yanjun Yi, Zhuowei Tian, Houyu Ju, Guoxin Ren, Jingzhou Hu
Oral cancer is a serious disease caused by environmental factors and/or susceptible genes. In the present study, in order to identify useful genetic biomarkers for cancer prediction and prevention, and for personalized treatment, we detected somatic mutations in 5 pairs of oral cancer tissues and blood samples using whole exome sequencing (WES). Finally, we confirmed a novel nonsense single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP; chr19:15288426A>C) in the NOTCH3 gene with sanger sequencing, which resulted in a N1438T mutation in the protein sequence...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440271/two-dimensional-mo1-33c-mxene-with-divacancy-ordering-prepared-from-parent-3d-laminate-with-in-plane-chemical-ordering
#19
Quanzheng Tao, Martin Dahlqvist, Jun Lu, Sankalp Kota, Rahele Meshkian, Joseph Halim, Justinas Palisaitis, Lars Hultman, Michel W Barsoum, Per O Å Persson, Johanna Rosen
The exploration of two-dimensional solids is an active area of materials discovery. Research in this area has given us structures spanning graphene to dichalcogenides, and more recently 2D transition metal carbides (MXenes). One of the challenges now is to master ordering within the atomic sheets. Herein, we present a top-down, high-yield, facile route for the controlled introduction of ordered divacancies in MXenes. By designing a parent 3D atomic laminate, (Mo2/3Sc1/3)2AlC, with in-plane chemical ordering, and by selectively etching the Al and Sc atoms, we show evidence for 2D Mo1...
April 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440227/3d-silicon-shapes-through-bulk-nano-structuration-by-focused-ion-beam-implantation-and-wet-etching
#20
Billel Salhi, David Troadec, Rabah Boukherroub
The work presented in this paper concerns the synthesis of silicon (Si) 2D and 3D nanostructures using the delayed effect, caused by implanted Ga ions, on the dissolution of Si in aqueous solutions of tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH). The crystalline silicon substrates (100) are first cleaned and then hydrogenated by immersion in an aqueous solution of hydrofluoric acid. The ion implantation is then carried out by a focused ion beam by varying the dose and the exposure time. Chemical etching in aqueous solutions of TMAH at 80 °C leads to the selective dissolution of the Si planes not exposed to the ions...
April 25, 2017: Nanotechnology
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