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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058160/long-term-results-of-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-in-high-myopia
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Yusuf Yıldırım, Cengiz Alagöz, Abdülvahit Demir, Onur Ölçücü, Mehmet Özveren, Alper Ağca, Engin Bilge Özgürhan, Ahmet Demirok
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate two-year results of small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) for correction of high myopia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five eyes of 35 patients with mean spherical equivalent (SE) of -7.10±0.95 D who underwent routine SMILE by a single surgeon and were followed for at least 2 years were analyzed by retrospective chart review. SMILE was performed with a Visumax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany). Follow-up intervals were at 1, 6, 12, and 24 months after surgery...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054261/effectiveness-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-pain-intensity-pressure-pain-threshold-and-sf-mpq-indexes-of-women-with-myofascial-pain
#2
Laís Valencise Magri, Vinícius Almeida Carvalho, Flávia Cássia Cabral Rodrigues, César Bataglion, Christie Ramos Andrade Leite-Panissi
Women with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) frequently report pain areas in body regions. This process is associated with central sensitization phenomena, present in chronic pain. The low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been reported as a therapeutic option for the painful TMD treatment. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of LLLT on pain intensity (visual analogue scale, VAS), pain sensitivity in orofacial and corporal points (pressure pain threshold, PPT), and on Short Form-McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) indexes of women with myofascial pain (subtype of muscle TMD)...
January 4, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040973/combined-laser-ultrasonics-laser-heating-and-raman-scattering-in-diamond-anvil-cell-system
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Pavel V Zinin, Vitali B Prakapenka, Katherine Burgess, Shoko Odake, Nikolay Chigarev, Shiv K Sharma
We developed a multi-functional in situ measurement system under high pressure equipped with a laser ultrasonics (LU) system, Raman device, and laser heating system (LU-LH) in a diamond anvil cell (DAC). The system consists of four components: (1) a LU-DAC system (probe and pump lasers, photodetector, and oscilloscope) and DAC; (2) a fiber laser, which is designed to allow precise control of the total power in the range from 2 to 100 W by changing the diode current, for heating samples; (3) a spectrometer for measuring the temperature of the sample (using black body radiation), fluorescence spectrum (spectrum of the ruby for pressure measurement), and Raman scattering measurements inside a DAC under high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) conditions; and (4) an optical system to focus laser beams on the sample and image it in the DAC...
December 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027905/notochord-isolation-using-laser-capture-microdissection
#4
R G C Santegoeds, Y Yakkioui, A Jahanshahi, G Raven, J J Van Overbeeke, A Herrler, Y Temel
BACKGROUND: Chordoma are malignant tumors of the axial skeleton, which arise from remnants of the notochord. The Notochord (chorda dorsalis) is an essential embryonic structure involved in the development of the nervous system and axial skeleton. Therefore, the notochord seems to be the most appropriate control tissue in chordoma molecular biology research. Nevertheless, up to now mainly different tissues but not the notochord have been used as control for chordoma, due to difficulty of isolating notochordal tissue...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005625/a-prospective-study-of-axillary-hair-reduction-in-patients-treated-with-microwave-technology
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Jeremy A Brauer, Julia P Neckman, Brian Zelickson, David B Vasily, Roy G Geronemus
BACKGROUND: Removing unwanted body hair is a growing trend in society today, and there are many laser-based devices for hair reduction. There are some limitations to those methods, including the lack of efficacy for lighter color hair. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to quantify hair reduction in the axillae after treatment with a noninvasive microwave energy device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, multicenter study was performed at 3 private dermatology clinics...
December 21, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990665/clinical-assessment-of-a-new-755%C3%A2-nm-diode-laser-for-hair-removal-efficacy-safety-and-practicality-in-56-patients
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Josefina Royo, Javier Moreno-Moraga, Mario A Trelles
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Recently, the first diode laser with a wavelength of 755 nm for in-motion hair removal came on the market. The objective of this study was to check its efficacy, safety, and practicality under different options for its use. METHODS: A prospective study in a heterogeneous group of 56 patients who had hair removed from various areas of their bodies using three different treatment methods. Four sessions were scheduled in all cases, with a gap of 3 months between each session...
December 19, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935737/low-level-laser-therapy-for-reducing-the-hip-waist-and-upper-abdomen-circumference-of-individuals-with-obesity
#7
Gregory C Roche, Steven Shanks, Robert F Jackson, Laura Jane Holsey
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for reducing hip, thigh, and abdomen circumference of individuals with body-mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40 kg/m(2). BACKGROUND: Previous studies demonstrated the effectiveness of LLLT for reducing body circumference in the hips, thighs, and abdomen of nonobese individuals with a BMI <30 kg/m(2). METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind sham-controlled study, obese, but otherwise healthy, individuals were randomized to undergo 30-min LLLT (n = 28) or sham treatments (n = 25) three times weekly for 4 weeks...
December 9, 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932526/human-plasma-n-glycosylation-as-analyzed-by-maldi-fticr-ms-associates-with-markers-of-inflammation-and-metabolic-health
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Karli R Reiding, L Renee Ruhaak, Hae-Won Uh, Said El Bouhaddani, Erik B van den Akker, Rosina Plomp, Liam A McDonnell, Jeanine J Houwing-Duistermaat, P Eline Slagboom, Marian Beekman, Manfred Wuhrer
Glycosylation is an abundant co- and post-translational protein modification of importance to protein processing and activity. While not template-defined, glycosylation does reflect the biological state of an organism and is a high-potential biomarker for disease and patient stratification. However, to interpret a complex but informative sample like the total plasma N-glycome (TPNG), it is important to establish its baseline association with plasma protein levels and systemic processes. Thus far, large scale studies (n > 200) of the TPNG have been performed with methods of chromatographic and electrophoretic separation, which, while being informative, are limited in resolving the structural complexity of plasma N-glycans...
December 8, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910447/design-of-the-polar-neutron-imaging-aperture-for-use-at-the-national-ignition-facility
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V E Fatherley, D A Barker, D N Fittinghoff, R L Hibbard, J I Martinez, F E Merrill, J A Oertel, D W Schmidt, P L Volegov, C H Wilde
The installation of a neutron imaging diagnostic with a polar view at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) required design of a new aperture, an extended pinhole array (PHA). This PHA is different from the pinhole array for the existing equatorial system due to significant changes in the alignment and recording systems. The complex set of component requirements, as well as significant space constraints in its intended location, makes the design of this aperture challenging. In addition, lessons learned from development of prior apertures mandate careful aperture metrology prior to first use...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878858/non-invasive-tools-for-the-diagnosis-of-cutaneous-melanoma
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REVIEW
C Fink, H A Haenssle
BACKGROUND: While the excisional biopsy and histological examination of suspicious lesions remains the current gold standard for diagnosing cutaneous melanoma (CM), there is a demand for more objective and non-invasive examination methods that may support clinicians in their decision when to biopsy or not. METHODS: This review is based on publications and guidelines retrieved by a selective search in PubMed and MEDLINE and focused on non-invasive diagnostic strategies for detecting melanoma...
November 22, 2016: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867851/percutaneous-endoscopic-treatment-for-urinary-stones-in-pediatric-patients-where-we-are-now
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Paolo Caione, Giuseppe Collura, Michele Innocenzi, Mauro De Dominicis, Simona Gerocarni Nappo, Nicola Capozza
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has been adopted for pyelo-calyceal stones treatment in pediatric patients, starting from the 90's. Very recently, miniaturization of endoscopic instruments allowed less invasive procedures with low complication rate. We reviewed our experience on upper tract stone treatment utilizing two different percutaneous accesses, focusing on the recent new miniaturized devices offered for pediatric renal stones. METHODS: Patients presenting upper tract urinary stones observed from January 2011 to December 2015 and treated by percutaneous renal access were prospectively evaluated: age, sex, metabolic issues, associated abnormalities, treatment modalities, hospital stay and complication rate were recorded in a specific database...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834836/proteomic-analysis-of-tung-tree-vernicia-fordii-oilseeds-during-the-developmental-stages
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Zhiyong Zhan, Yicun Chen, Jay Shockey, Xiaojiao Han, Yangdong Wang
The tung tree (Vernicia fordii), a non-model woody plant belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family, is a promising economic plant due to the high content of a novel high-value oil in its seeds. Many metabolic pathways are active during seed development. Oil (triacylglycerols (TAGs)) accumulates in oil bodies distributed in the endosperm cells of tung tree seeds. The relationship between oil bodies and oil content during tung tree seed development was analyzed using ultrastructural observations, which confirmed that oil accumulation was correlated with the volumes and numbers of oil bodies in the endosperm cells during three different developmental stages...
November 8, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815023/comparative-analysis-of-the-serum-proteome-for-biomarker-discovery-to-reveal-hepatotoxicity-induced-by-iron-ion-radiation-in-mice
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Hongyan Li, Yuxuan He, Cuixia Di, Jiawei Yan, Hong Zhang
AIMS: Proteomic analysis of serum biomarkers to determine liver toxicity after exposure to cosmic radiation has not been performed previously. This study was to identify serum biomarkers associated with hepatotoxicity following exposure to iron ion radiation. MAIN METHODS: Male mice were whole-body irradiated with a 2grayunit (Gy) iron ion beam, and after 3months, serum and liver samples were collected. Two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) was used to separate the identified serum proteins, and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization tandem mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-TOF) was performed to identify differentially expressed proteins...
December 15, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789303/stone-attenuation-values-measured-by-average-hounsfield-units-and-stone-volume-as-predictors-of-total-laser-energy-required-during-ureteroscopic-lithotripsy-using-holmium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-lasers
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Mitsuo Ofude, Takashi Shima, Satoshi Yotsuyanagi, Daisuke Ikeda
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictors of the total laser energy (TLE) required during ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) using the holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser for a single ureteral stone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 93 URS procedures performed for a single ureteral stone in our institution from November 2011 to September 2015. We evaluated the association between TLE and preoperative clinical data, such as age, sex, body mass index, and noncontrast computed tomographic findings, including stone laterality, location, maximum diameter, volume, stone attenuation values measured using average Hounsfield units (HUs), and presence of secondary signs (severe hydronephrosis, tissue rim sign, and perinephric stranding)...
October 24, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770310/treating-alopecia-areata-current-practices-versus-new-directions
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Aditya K Gupta, Jessie Carviel, William Abramovits
Alopecia areata (AA) is non-scarring hair loss resulting from an autoimmune disorder. Severity varies from patchy hair loss that often spontaneously resolves to severe and chronic cases that can progress to total loss of scalp and body hair. Many treatments are available; however, the efficacy of these treatments has not been confirmed, especially in severe cases, and relapse rates are high. First-line treatment often includes corticosteroids such as intralesional or topical steroids for mild cases and systemic steroids or topical immunotherapy with diphenylcyclopropenone or squaric acid dibutylester in severe cases...
October 22, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743629/effect-of-posture-on-the-aerodynamic-characteristics-during-take-off-in-ski-jumping
#16
Keizo Yamamoto, Makoto Tsubokura, Jun Ikeda, Keiji Onishi, Sophie Baleriola
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of posture of a ski jumper on aerodynamic characteristics during the take-off using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The CFD method adopted for this study was based on Large-Eddy Simulation. Body surface data were obtained by 3-D laser scanning of an active ski jumper. Based on video analysis of the actual take-off movement, two sets of motion data were generated (world-class jumper A and less-experienced jumper B). The inlet flow velocity that corresponds to the in-run velocity in actual ski jumping was set to 23...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736717/wear-resistance-and-compression-strength-of-ceramics-tested-in-fluoride-environments
#17
Guilherme Teixeira Theodoro, Lívia Fiorin, Izabela Cristina Maurício Moris, Renata Cristina Silveira Rodrigues, Ricardo Faria Ribeiro, Adriana Cláudia Lapria Faria
Dental ceramics have been widely used because of aesthetic, but wear is still questioned. There are relates that ceramic surface is prone to degradation by acidulated fluoride, that can increase wear rates. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of neutral and acidulated fluoride gel, used as preventive agents for professional use, at wear and compression strength of dental ceramics IPS e.max ZirPress (ZIR), IPS Empress Esthetic (EMP) e IPS Inline POM (POM). For this, 30 crowns and 30 disks were obtained by heat-pressing...
January 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706010/foreign-bodies-in-the-urinary-bladder-and-their-management-a-single-centre-experience-from-north-india
#18
Ankur Bansal, Priyank Yadav, Manoj Kumar, Satyanarayan Sankhwar, Bimalesh Purkait, Ankur Jhanwar, Siddharth Singh
PURPOSE: This study was performed to characterise the nature, clinical presentation, mode of insertion, and management of intravesical foreign bodies in patients treated at our hospital. METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2014, 49 patients were treated for intravesical foreign bodies at King George Medical University, Lucknow. All records of these patients were retrospectively analysed to characterise the nature of the foreign body, each patient's clinical presentation, the mode of insertion, and how the case was managed...
September 2016: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688441/cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-a-nonendemic-area-of-south-rajasthan-a-prospective-study
#19
Manisha Balai, Lalit Kumar Gupta, Ashok Kumar Khare, Ankita Srivastava, Asit Mittal, Ajit Singh
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) usually occurs in areas with hot and dry climate. In India, the desert areas of Rajasthan, Gujarat, and the plains of Northwestern frontier are endemic for this disorder. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The present study was aimed to describe clinicoepidemiological profile of the cases of CL from South Rajasthan, which is a nonendemic area of Rajasthan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During a period of 4 years (2010-2014), a total of 23 patients with CL were diagnosed...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604964/holmium-yag-laser-ablation-for-the-management-of-lower-urinary-tract-foreign-bodies-following-incontinence-surgery-a-case-series-and-systematic-review
#20
Garson Chan, Adiel Mamut, Paul Martin, Blayne Welk
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to determine the outcomes associated with the endoscopic removal of foreign bodies (such as mesh or permanent suture) in the lower urinary tract after female stress incontinence surgery with the Holmium:YAG (Ho:YAG) laser, and to systematically review the literature on this topic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 18 consecutive women found to have mesh or suture exposure was performed. All patients underwent Ho:YAG laser ablation...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Endourology
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