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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644100/influence-of-smoking-on-aneurysm-recurrence-after-endovascular-treatment-of-cerebrovascular-aneurysms
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John Futchko, Jordan Starr, Darryl Lau, Matthew R Leach, Christopher Roark, Aditya S Pandey, B Gregory Thompson
OBJECTIVE Smoking is a known risk factor for aneurysm development and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, as well as subsequent vasospasm in both untreated individuals and patients who have undergone surgical clipping of cerebrovascular aneurysms. However, there is a lack of data in the current scientific literature about the long-term effects that smoking has on the integrity of endovascular repairs of cerebral aneurysms. This study was designed to determine if any smoking history increased the risk of poorer outcomes and/or aneurysm recurrence in patients who have had endovascular repair of cerebral aneurysms...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644003/chemical-sensor-based-upon-stress-induced-changes-in-the-permeability-of-a-magnetoelastic-wire
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Nahla A Hatab, Nichole A Crane, David K Mee, L Neville Howell, Larry R Mooney, Russell L Hallman, Michael J Sepaniak, Vincent E Lamberti
We introduce a chemical sensing technology, named ChIMES (Chemical Identification through Magneto-Elastic Sensing), that can detect a broad range of targets and that has the capability of untethered communication through a metallic or nonmetallic barrier. These features enable many applications in which penetrations into the sampled environment are unwanted or infeasible because of health, safety, or environmental concerns, such as following the decomposition of a dangerous material in a sealed container. The sensing element is passive and consists of a target response material hard-coupled to a magnetoelastic wire...
June 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643922/speed-of-human-tooth-movement-in-growers-and-non-growers-selection-of-applied-stress-matters
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L R Iwasaki, Y Liu, H Liu, J C Nickel
OBJECTIVES: To test that the speed of tooth translation is not affected by stress magnitude and growth status. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: Advanced Education Orthodontic clinics at the Universities of Nebraska Medical Center and Missouri-Kansas City. Forty-six consenting subjects with orthodontic treatment plans involving maxillary first premolar extractions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized split-mouth study used segmental mechanics with definitive posterior anchorage and individual vertical-loop maxillary canine retraction appliances and measured three-dimensional tooth movements...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643359/an-open-8-channel-parallel-transmission-coil-for-static-and-dynamic-7t-mri-of-the-knee-and-ankle-joints-at-multiple-postures
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Jin Jin, Ewald Weber, Aurelien Destruel, Kieran O'Brien, Bassem Henin, Craig Engstrom, Stuart Crozier
PURPOSE: We present the initial in vivo imaging results of an open architecture eight-channel parallel transmission (pTx) transceive radiofrequency (RF) coil array that was designed and constructed for static and dynamic 7T MRI of the knee and ankle joints. METHODS: The pTx coil has a U-shaped dual-row configuration (200 mm overall length longitudinally) that allows static and dynamic imaging of the knee and ankle joints at various postures and during active movements...
June 22, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642182/the-effect-of-morbid-obesity-on-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-prognosis-in-the-united-states
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Ross-Jordon S Elliott, Daniel Agustin Godoy, Joel E Michalek, Réza Behrouz, Marwah A Elsehety, Shaheryar Hafeez, Denise Rios, Ali Seifi
BACKGROUND: The association between obesity and non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patient outcome is unclear. AIMS: Determine the impact of morbid obesity (body mass index ≥40 kg/m(2)) on non-traumatic SAH outcomes. METHODS: Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we identified hospitalized, non-traumatic SAH patients diagnosed from 2008 to 2013 and tested the effect of obesity on their mortality and clinical outcomes. Odds ratios were estimated with a mixed effects linear logistic model with adjustment for hospital clustering...
June 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642024/rtms-with-a-two-coil-array-safety-and-efficacy-for-treatment-resistant-major-depressive-disorder
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Linda L Carpenter, Scott T Aaronson, Gregory N Clarke, Paul E Holtzheimer, Clark W Johnson, William M McDonald, Elizabeth L Stannard, M Bret Schneider
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) has emerged as a standard of care for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) who do not benefit from, or are unable to tolerate, antidepressant pharmacotherapy. Depth of stimulation is limited with currently approved figure-eight coils and larger coils capable of deeper penetration may be associated with loss of stimulation focality and undesired recruitment of motor cortex. A second generation 2-coil array rTMS system was designed to target converging brain pathways for potentially deeper prefrontal cortex stimulation...
June 9, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641952/the-effect-of-tissue-segmented-attenuation-maps-on-pet-quantification-with-a-special-focus-on-large-arteries
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A Mota-Cobian, J C Alonso-Farto, L Fernández-Friera, J Sánchez-González, B López-Melgar, L J Jiménez-Borreguero, V Fuster, J Ruiz-Cabello, S España
OBJECTIVES: Accuracy on quantitative PET image analysis relies on the correct application of attenuation correction which is one of the major challenges for PET/MRI that remains to be solved. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of MRI-based attenuation maps and the use of flexible coils on the quantitative accuracy of PET images with a special focus on large arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PET/CT data from eight oncologic patients was used. PET data was reconstructed using attenuation maps with different level of detail emulating several approaches available on current PET/MRI scanners...
June 19, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640923/how-much-detail-is-needed-in-modeling-a-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-figure-8-coil-measurements-and-brain-simulations
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Petar I Petrov, Stefano Mandija, Iris E C Sommer, Cornelis A T van den Berg, Sebastiaan F W Neggers
BACKGROUND: Despite TMS wide adoption, its spatial and temporal patterns of neuronal effects are not well understood. Although progress has been made in predicting induced currents in the brain using realistic finite element models (FEM), there is little consensus on how a magnetic field of a typical TMS coil should be modeled. Empirical validation of such models is limited and subject to several limitations. METHODS: We evaluate and empirically validate models of a figure-of-eight TMS coil that are commonly used in published modeling studies, of increasing complexity: simple circular coil model; coil with in-plane spiral winding turns; and finally one with stacked spiral winding turns...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640593/dna-condensation-induced-by-a-star-shaped-hexameric-cationic-surfactant
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Yaxun Fan, Hua Wang, Chengqian He, Fulin Qiao, Shu Wang, Yilin Wang
The interactions between a star-shaped hexameric cationic quaternary ammonium surfactant PAHB and calf thymus DNA and induced DNA condensation were investigated by ζ-potential, dynamic light scattering, atomic force microscopy, isothermal titration calorimetry, ethidium bromide exclusion assay, circular dichroism and cytotoxicity assay. With the addition of PAHB, long extended DNA molecules exhibit successive conformational transitions from elongated coil to partially condensed cluster-like aggregate, globules-on-a-string structure, and then to fully condensed globule until the saturation point of interaction between PAHB and DNA, which is slightly above their charge neutralization point...
June 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639791/insight-into-the-final-step-of-the-supramolecular-buildup-of-eumelanin
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Anne Büngeler, Benjamin Hämisch, Klaus Huber, Wolfgang Bremser, Oliver Ingolf Strube
The final step in the supramolecular buildup of eumelanin particles is investigated regarding involved species and mechanism. Time resolved in situ light scattering and scanning electron microscopy reveal an aggregation of particles with narrow size distribution around 40 nm, previously only observed as substructures. These form larger particles with again very uniform size and diameters around 200 nm. Aggregation of each single particle takes only a few minutes to complete, whereas the entire process goes on for at least three hours, partly due to kinetics of the precursors...
June 22, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639674/transition-from-disordered-aggregates-to-ordered-lattices-kinetic-control-of-the-assembly-of-a-computationally-designed-peptide
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Yu Tian, Huixi Violet Zhang, Kristi L Kiick, Jeffery G Saven, Darrin J Pochan
Natural biomolecular self-assembly typically occurs under a narrow range of solution conditions, and the design of sequences that can form prescribed structures under a range of such conditions would be valuable in the bottom-up assembly of predetermined nanostructures. We present a computationally designed peptide that robustly self-assembles into regular arrays under a wide range of solution pH and temperature conditions. Controling the solution conditions provides the opportunity to exploit a simple and reproducible approach for altering the pathway of peptide solution self-assembly...
June 22, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639435/bioinspired-microfibers-with-embedded-perfusable-helical-channels
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Peidi Xu, Ruoxiao Xie, Yupeng Liu, Guoan Luo, Mingyu Ding, Qionglin Liang
Materials with microchannels have attracted increasing attention due to their promising perfusability and biomimetic geometry. However, the fabrication of microfibers with more geometrically complex channels in the micro- or nanoscale remains a big challenge. Here, a novel method for generating scalable microfibers with consecutive embedded helical channels is presented using an easily made coaxial microfluidic device. The characteristics of the helical channel can be accurately controlled by simply adjusting the flow rate ratio of the fluids...
June 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639370/b0-concomitant-field-compensation-for-mri-systems-employing-asymmetric-transverse-gradient-coils
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Paul T Weavers, Shengzhen Tao, Joshua D Trzasko, Louis M Frigo, Yunhong Shu, Matthew A Frick, Seung-Kyun Lee, Thomas K-F Foo, Matt A Bernstein
PURPOSE: Imaging gradients result in the generation of concomitant fields, or Maxwell fields, which are of increasing importance at higher gradient amplitudes. These time-varying fields cause additional phase accumulation, which must be compensated for to avoid image artifacts. In the case of gradient systems employing symmetric design, the concomitant fields are well described with second-order spatial variation. Gradient systems employing asymmetric design additionally generate concomitant fields with global (zeroth-order or B0 ) and linear (first-order) spatial dependence...
June 21, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638077/vapour-induced-liquid-crystallinity-and-self-recovery-mechanochromism-of-helical-block-copolymer
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Hiroki Hayashi, Tomokazu Iseki, Shigeki Nimori, Hiromasa Goto
New molecular design of conjugated polymer that possess high sensitivity to vapour and self-recovering property against pressure is proposed. We synthesised a rod-rod diblock copolymer, poly(3-((3S)-3,7-dimethyl-octyl)-thiophene)-block-poly(4-octyl phenylisocyanide) (PTh- b -PPI), composed of a π-conjugated polymer and a rod-type helical coiled polymer. Introduction of PPI block in the block copolymer architecture enabled PTh- b -PPI film to exhibit solid-to-liquid crystal phase transition by exposure to chloroform vapour, accompanied with colour change (purple-to-yellow), which is the first report on a new phenomenon of "vapour-induced liquid crystallinity"...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637115/ruptured-carotid-ophthalmic-aneurysm-treatment-a-non-inferiority-meta-analysis-comparing-endovascular-coiling-and-surgical-clipping
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Alberto Falk Delgado, Tommy Andersson, Anna Falk Delgado
INTRODUCTION: Aneurysms of the carotid-ophthalmic segment are relatively rare, comprising only five percent of all intracranial aneurysms. There is no consensus regarding the optimal management for ruptured carotid-ophthalmic aneurysms, whether endovascular coiling or surgical clipping provide the most favourable patient outcome. The aim of this meta-analysis is to analyse these two treatment modalities for ruptured carotid-ophthalmic aneurysms with respect to independent clinical outcome...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636607/three-dimensional-cell-shapes-and-arrangements-in-human-sweat-glands-as-revealed-by-whole-mount-immunostaining
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Ryuichiro Kurata, Sugiko Futaki, Itsuko Nakano, Fumitaka Fujita, Atsushi Tanemura, Hiroyuki Murota, Ichiro Katayama, Fumihiro Okada, Kiyotoshi Sekiguchi
Because sweat secretion is facilitated by mechanical contraction of sweat gland structures, understanding their structure-function relationship could lead to more effective treatments for patients with sweat gland disorders such as heat stroke. Conventional histological studies have shown that sweat glands are three-dimensionally coiled tubular structures consisting of ducts and secretory portions, although their detailed structural anatomy remains unclear. To better understand the details of the three-dimensional (3D) coiled structures of sweat glands, a whole-mount staining method was employed to visualize 3D coiled gland structures with sweat gland markers for ductal luminal, ductal basal, secretory luminal, and myoepithelial cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636317/downsizing-proto-oncogene-cfos-to-short-helix-constrained-peptides-that-bind-jun
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Daniel Baxter, Samuel R Perry, Timothy A Hill, W Mei Kok, Nathan R Zaccai, R Leo Brady, David P Fairlie, Jody M Mason
The oncogenic transcription factor activator protein-1 (AP-1) is a DNA-binding protein that assembles through dimerization of Fos and Jun protein subunits, their leucine-rich helical sequences entwining into a coiled-coil structure. This study reports on downsizing the proto-oncogene cFos protein (380 residues) to shorter peptides (37-25 residues) modified with helix-inducing constraints to enhance binding to Jun. A crystal structure is reported for a 37-residue Fos-derived peptide (FosW) bound to Jun. This guided iterative downsizing of FosW to shorter peptide sequences that were constrained into stable water-soluble α-helices by connecting amino acid side chains to form cyclic pentapeptide components...
June 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636161/infinity-sperm-storage-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving
#18
Gauthier Schang, Beatriz Fernandez-Fuertes, Samantha C Lean, Alexandra L Nguyen, Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini
Female Drosophila retain sperm for up to two weeks post-copulation in a network of storage organs includng the bursa, the seminal receptacle, and the spermathecae. This image shows the seminal receptacle of a Drosophila melanogaster female, 2-hrs post-copulation between a LHM (wild-type) female with a Protamine B (green), β-Tubulin (blue) fluorescently tagged male, whose sperm can be visualized within the female. This 'infinity' structure of the seminal receptacle resembles the tubular coil that allows for the storage of very long sperm relative to female body size -up to 20 times the length of the female in some Drosophila species...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635568/additional-value-of-magnetic-resonance-targeted-biopsies-to-standard-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-biopsies-for-detection-of-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer
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Catrin von Below, Cecilia Wassberg, Mona Norberg, Anna Tolf, Joel Kullberg, Sam Ladjevardi, Michael Häggman, Anna Bill Axelson, Håkan Ahlström
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the additional value of magnetic resonance imaging-targeted biopsy (MRI-TB) to standard transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy (SB) for detection of clinically significant prostate cancer (PCa). An additional aim was to compare the biopsy results to MRI evaluation using a Likert scale. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed localized PCa (n = 53) by clinical routine SB were prospectively included. The majority of the patients were scheduled for curative therapy before enrollment...
February 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634775/hydrophilic-acylated-surface-protein-a-haspa-of-leishmania-donovani-expression-purification-and-biophysico-chemical-characterization
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Manoj Kumar, Kishu Ranjan, Vijay Singh, Chandramani Pathak, Anju Pappachan, Desh Deepak Singh
Hydrophilic acylated surface proteins (HASPs) are acidic surface proteins which get localized on the surface of Leishmania parasite during infective stages through a "non-classical" pathway. In this study, we report the heterologous expression and purification of Leishmania donovani HASPA (r-LdHASPA) in E. coli system and its partial characterization. The structural aspects of the purified protein were analyzed using CD spectroscopy and modeling studies which indicate that r-LdHASPA consists of random coils...
June 21, 2017: Protein Journal
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