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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227886/development-of-an-open-source-cosimulation-method-of-the-knee
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Anne Schmitz, Davide Piovesan, Anne Schmitz, Davide Piovesan, Anne Schmitz, Davide Piovesan
Rigid body dynamics and soft tissue loads are solved simultaneously in a cosimulation framework to couple musculoskeletal dynamics and tissue mechanics. The goal of this work was to implement a validated, open-source cosimulation framework of the knee to determine how this coupling affects computed cartilage loads. The kinematic knee joint of a generic whole body model in the open-source software OpenSim was replaced by a previously developed discrete element knee model that consisted of a six degree of freedom (dof) tibiofemoral joint and one dof patellofemoral joint...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224341/enhanced-transportability-of-zero-valent-iron-nanoparticles-in-aquifer-sediments-surface-modifications-reactivity-and-particle-traveling-distances
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Naresh Kumar, Jérôme Labille, Nathan Bossa, Mélanie Auffan, Pierre Doumenq, Jérôme Rose, Jean-Yves Bottero
In this study, we assessed the transportability of zero valent iron nanoparticles (nano-Fe(0)) coated with different organics (carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC), poly acrylic acid (PAA), and xanthan gum) in standard porous sand and in real aquifer sediments. Our results suggest that the organic surface coatings optimized for nano-Fe(0) in porous sand media do not necessarily reflect the same transportability in real field aquifer sediment. Xanthan gum-coated nano-Fe(0) showed highest transportability in standard porous sand, but the performance was much lower in real aquifer sediment, whereas the PAA-coated nano-Fe(0) particle showed better transportability both in aquifer sediment and in porous sand media...
February 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220888/mintmap-fast-and-exhaustive-profiling-of-nuclear-and-mitochondrial-trna-fragments-from-short-rna-seq-data
#3
Phillipe Loher, Aristeidis G Telonis, Isidore Rigoutsos
Transfer RNA fragments (tRFs) are an established class of constitutive regulatory molecules that arise from precursor and mature tRNAs. RNA deep sequencing (RNA-seq) has greatly facilitated the study of tRFs. However, the repeat nature of the tRNA templates and the idiosyncrasies of tRNA sequences necessitate the development and use of methodologies that differ markedly from those used to analyze RNA-seq data when studying microRNAs (miRNAs) or messenger RNAs (mRNAs). Here we present MINTmap (for MItochondrial and Nuclear TRF mapping), a method and a software package that was developed specifically for the quick, deterministic and exhaustive identification of tRFs in short RNA-seq datasets...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214545/potential-of-amphiphilic-graft-copolymer-%C3%AE-tocopherol-succinate-g-carboxymethyl-chitosan-in-modulating-the-permeability-and-anticancer-efficacy-of-tamoxifen
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Sunil K Jena, Sanjaya K Samal, Shamandeep Kaur, Mahesh Chand, Abhay T Sangamwar
Recent studies showed an enhanced oral bioavailability of tamoxifen (TMX) by hydrophobically modified α-tocopherol succinate-g-carboxymethyl chitosan (Cmc-TS) micelles. As a continued effort, here we evaluated TMX-loaded polymeric micelles (TMX-PMs) for its enhanced permeability with increased anticancer efficacy and decreased hepatotoxicity. We employed co-solvent evaporation technique to encapsulate TMX into Cmc-TS. Apparent permeability assay of TMX-PMs was performed on Caco-2 cell line. The absorptive transport of TMX increased significantly about 3...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212635/impact-of-semi-solid-formulations-on-skin-penetration-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Umberto M Musazzi, Benedetta Santini, Francesca Selmin, Valentina Marini, Fabio Corsi, Raffaele Allevi, Anna M Ferretti, Davide Prosperi, Francesco Cilurzo, Miriam Colombo, Paola Minghetti
BACKGROUND: This work aimed to provide useful information on the incidence of the choice of formulation in semi-solid preparations of iron-oxide nanoparticles (IONs). The appropriate analytical methods to assess the IONs physical stability and the effect of the semi-solid preparations on IONs human skin penetration were discussed. The physical stability of IONs (Dh = 31 ± 4 nm; ζ = -65 ± 5 mV) loaded in five semi-solid preparations (0.3% w/v), namely Carbopol gel (CP), hydroxyethyl cellulose gel (HEC), carboxymethylcellulose gel (CMC), cetomacrogol cream (Cet) and cold cream was assessed by combining DLS and low-field pulsed NMR data...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210871/repeated-doses-of-cardiac-mesenchymal-cells-are-therapeutically-superior-to-a-single-dose-in-mice-with-old-myocardial-infarction
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Yiru Guo, Marcin Wysoczynski, Yibing Nong, Alex Tomlin, Xiaoping Zhu, Anna M Gumpert, Marjan Nasr, Senthikumar Muthusamy, Hong Li, Michael Book, Abdur Khan, Kyung U Hong, Qianhong Li, Roberto Bolli
We have recently demonstrated that repeated administrations of c-kit(POS) cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) have cumulative beneficial effects in rats with old myocardial infarction (MI), resulting in markedly greater improvement in left ventricular (LV) function compared with a single administration. To determine whether this paradigm applies to other species and cell types, mice with a 3-week-old MI received one or three doses of cardiac mesenchymal cells (CMCs), a novel cell type that we have recently described...
March 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208965/long-term-outcomes-of-kangaroo-mother-care-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
#7
Sunil Gavhane, Deepak Eklare, Haseeb Mohammad
INTRODUCTION: Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) has been gaining acceptance as an effective alternative to incubator based Conventional Medical Care (CMC) in preterm or Low Birth Weight (LBW) infants especially in resource scarce developing countries. AIM: To report and analyse the long-term effects of KMC for relatively stable Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) infants on nutritional indicators and feeding conditions at 6-12 months of corrected age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was done at a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of a teaching institution in southern India...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208830/cefdinir-solid-dispersion-composed-of-hydrophilic-polymers-with-enhanced-solubility-dissolution-and-bioavailability-in-rats
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Hyun-Jong Cho, Jun-Pil Jee, Ji-Ye Kang, Dong-Yeop Shin, Han-Gon Choi, Han-Joo Maeng, Kwan Hyung Cho
The aim of this work was to develop cefdinir solid dispersions (CSDs) prepared using hydrophilic polymers with enhanced dissolution/solubility and in vivo oral bioavailability. CSDs were prepared with hydrophilic polymers such as hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose (HPMC; CSD1), carboxymethylcellulose-Na (CMC-Na; CSD2), polyvinyl pyrrolidone K30 (PVP K30; CSD3) at the weight ratio of 1:1 (drug:polymer) using a spray-drying method. The prepared CSDs were characterized by aqueous solubility, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), powder X-ray diffraction (p-XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), aqueous viscosity, and dissolution test in various media...
February 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208644/novel-magnetic-cross-linked-cellulase-aggregates-with-a-potential-application-in-lignocellulosic-biomass-bioconversion
#9
Junqi Jia, Weiwei Zhang, Zengjie Yang, Xianling Yang, Na Wang, Xiaoqi Yu
The utilization of renewable biomass resources to produce high-value chemicals by enzymatic processes is beneficial for alternative energy production, due to the accelerating depletion of fossil fuels. As immobilization techniques can improve enzyme stability and reusability, a novel magnetic cross-linked cellulase aggregate has been developed and applied for biomass bioconversion. The crosslinked aggregates could purify and immobilize enzymes in a single operation, and could then be combined with magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs), which provides easy separation of the materials...
February 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203000/-effect-of-molar-ligation-and-local-porphyromonas-gingivalis-inoculation-on-alveolar-bone-loss-in-the-mouse
#10
L Gao, X Q Yu, Y Cai
OBJECTIVE: To compare the extent and time course of alveolar bone loss and osteoclast activation in two murine models of periodontal disease: molar ligation and Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) oral inoculation. METHODS: A split-mouth design was applied to two groups of mice (C57BL6, 6-8 weeks old, n=24 in both groups), resulting in four treatment groups: (1) Control group: unligated upper right 2nd molars receiving CMC only, (2)Ligature group: ligation of a 9-0 suture around the upper left 2nd molar, (3) P...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197326/efficacy-of-carboxymethylcellulose-and-hyaluronate-in-dry-eye-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jae Kyeong Song, Kiheon Lee, Hwa Yeon Park, Joon Young Hyon, Seung-Won Oh, Woo Kyung Bae, Jong-Soo Han, Se Young Jung, Yoo Jin Um, Ga-Hye Lee, Ji Hye Yang
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of two artificial tears, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and hyaluronate (HA), was compared in the treatment of patients with dry eye disease. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis on randomized controlled trials in the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials.gov databases. The efficacy was compared in terms of the mean change from baseline in tear break-up time. The meta-analysis was conducted using both random and fixed effect models...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193057/development-of-aptes-decorated-hepg2-cancer-stem-cell-membrane-chromatography-for-screening-active-components-from-salvia-miltiorrhiza
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Xuan Ding, Yan Cao, Yongfang Yuan, Zhirong Gong, Yue Liu, Liang Zhao, Lei Lv, Guoqing Zhang, Dongyao Wang, Dan Jia, Zhenyu Zhu, Zhanying Hong, Xiaofei Chen, Yifeng Chai
Cell membrane chromatography (CMC) is an ideal method for screening potential active components acting on target cell membranes from a complex system, such as herbal medicines. But due to the decay and falling-off of membranes, the CMC column suffers from short life span and low reproducibility. This has greatly limited the application of this model, especially when the cell materials are hard to obtain. To solve this problem, a novel type of (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane (APTES)-decorated silica gel was employed...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192844/-potentials-and-limitations-of-the-detection-of-circulating-melanoma-cells
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J Lüke, S Grisanti, A Tura
The detection and characterisation of circulating melanoma cells (CMC) is a non-invasive procedure with a low complication rate and can potentially distinguish choroidal nevi from uveal melanomas and help to initiate early adequate therapy. It has the perspective to select and monitor treatment. This technique may lead to new insights into the metastasis process itself and help to detect specific targets for future therapies. This article introduces the different techniques for CMC detection; their potentials and limitations are discussed...
February 13, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191959/mitoxantrone-and-folate-tpgs2k-conjugate-hybrid-micellar-aggregates-to-circumvent-toxicity-and-enhance-efficiency-for-breast-cancer-therapy
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Nida El Islem Guissi, Huipeng Li, Yurui Xu, Farouk Semcheddine, Minglei Chen, Zhigui Su, Qineng Ping
Mitoxantrone (MTO) is a potent drug used to treat breast cancer; however, efforts to expand its applicability have been limited by the risk of cardiotoxicity. In this study, we successfully conjugated MTO or folic acid (FA) to a synthesized d-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 2000 succinate (TPGS2k), which were short for MCT or FCT. These two micellar materials could self-assemble to form MCT micelles or MCT/FCT mixed micelles (FMCT) aiming to lower systemic toxicity, enhance entrapment efficiency and provide a platform for targeting delivery...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190410/the-effect-of-older-age-on-ems-use-for-transportation-to-an-emergency-department
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Courtney M C Jones, Erin B Wasserman, Timmy Li, Ashley Amidon, Marissa Abbott, Manish N Shah
: Introduction Previous studies have found that older adults are more likely to use Emergency Medical Services (EMS) than younger adults, but the reasons for this remain understudied. Hypothesis/Problem This study aimed to determine if older age is associated with using EMS for transportation to an emergency department (ED) after controlling for confounding variables. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey study was conducted at a large academic medical center. Data on previous medical history, chief complaint, self-perceived illness severity, demographic information, and mode of arrival to the ED were collected on all subjects...
February 13, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185211/clear-aqueous-topical-drop-of-triamcinolone-acetonide
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Hoang M Trinh, Kishore Cholkar, Mary Joseph, Xiaoyan Yang, Ashim K Mitra
The objective of this study was to develop a clear aqueous mixed nanomicellar formulation (NMF) of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) with a combination of nonionic surfactant hydrogenated castor oil 60 (HCO-60) and octoxynol-40 (Oc-40). In order to delineate the effects of drug-polymer interactions on entrapment efficiency (EE), loading efficiency (LE), and critical micellar concentration (CMC), a design of experiment (DOE) was performed to optimize the formulation. In this study, full-factorial design has been used with HCO-60 and OC-40 as independent variables...
February 9, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183851/monitoring-multiple-myeloma-by-next-generation-sequencing-of-v-d-j-rearrangements-from-circulating-myeloma-cells-and-cell-free-myeloma-dna
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Anna Oberle, Anna Brandt, Minna Voigtlaender, Benjamin Thiele, Janina Radloff, Anita Schulenkorf, Malik Alawi, Nuray Akyüz, Manuela März, Christopher T Ford, Artus Krohn-Grimberghe, Mascha Binder
Recent studies suggest that circulating tumor cells and cell-free DNA may represent powerful non-invasive tools for disease monitoring in patients with solid and hematological malignancies. Here, we conducted a pilot study in 27 myeloma patients to explore the clonotypic V(D)J rearrangement for monitoring of circulating myeloma cells (cmc-V(D)J) and cell-free myeloma DNA (cfm-V(D)J). Next-generation sequencing was used to define the myeloma V(D)J rearrangement and for subsequent peripheral blood tracking after treatment initiation...
February 9, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183632/a-potential-bioactive-wound-dressing-based-on-carboxymethyl-cellulose-zno-impregnated-mcm-41-nanocomposite-hydrogel
#18
Rasul Rakhshaei, Hassan Namazi
Lack of antibacterial activity, deficient water vapor and oxygen permeability, and insufficient mechanical properties are disadvantages of existing wound dressings. Hydrogels could absorb wound exudates due to their strong swelling ratio and give a cooling sensation and a wet environment. To overcome these shortcomings, flexible nanocomposite hydrogel films was prepared through combination of zinc oxide impregnated mesoporous silica (ZnO-MCM-41) as a nano drug carrier with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) hydrogel...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183616/development-and-characterization-of-tripolymeric-and-bipolymeric-composite-films-using-glyoxal-as-a-potent-crosslinker-for-biomedical-application
#19
Ashwini Kumar, Awanish Kumar
For various biomedical applications, biopolymeric films are often crosslinked using chemical crosslinker such as glutaraldehyde, which is considered as a toxic chemical. In this report, we have prepared and characterized biopolymeric films using different combinations of chitosan, CMC, alginate and PVA using glyoxal as the crosslinker. The prepared films were subjected to various physico-chemical and mechanical characterizations such as swelling index, surface pH, surface morphology analysis using SEM, interact ion study using XRD, flexibility study using tensile testing and hardness testing...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176951/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-biologically-synthesized-silver-nanoparticles-for-topical-applications-effect-of-surface-coating-and-loading-into-hydrogels
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Aml I Mekkawy, Mohamed A El-Mokhtar, Nivien A Nafady, Naeima Yousef, Mostafa A Hamad, Sohair M El-Shanawany, Ehsan H Ibrahim, Mahmoud Elsabahy
In the present study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized via biological reduction of silver nitrate using extract of the fungus Fusarium verticillioides (green chemistry principle). The synthesized nanoparticles were spherical and homogenous in size. AgNPs were coated with polyethylene glycol (PEG) 6000, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), and β-cyclodextrin (β-CD). The averaged diameters of AgNPs were 19.2±3.6, 13±4, 14±4.4, and 15.7±4.8 nm, for PEG-, SDS-, and β-CD-coated and uncoated AgNPs, respectively...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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