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Tricks of the trade

D Z H Levett, M P W Grocott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 26, 2018: Anaesthesia
Bishwarup Paul, Sumana Annagiri
Thievery is ubiquitous in the animal kingdom, social insects not being an exception. Brood is invaluable for the survival of social insect colonies and brood theft is well documented in ants. In many species the stolen brood act as slaves in the thief colony as they take up tasks related to foraging, defence and colony maintenance. Slave-making (dulotic) ants are at an advantage as they gain workforce without investing in rearing immature young, and several slave-making species have been recorded in temperate regions...
2018: PloS One
Sumaira Khalil, Devendra Mishra, Deepika Upadhyay
After seeing one's manuscript in the print form in a journal, the author feels a sense of elation which is indescribable. However, if one really want peers and other researchers to take note of the work, some more effort is needed. With the massive increase in the number of biomedical journals in print - supplemented by another large chunk online - quite a few published papers remain unread by majority of the readers. The availability of social sites, persistent identifiers, and manuscript-sharing sites has simplified the job of increasing the impact of an article...
January 15, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
Amy Brewerton
Dental technician Gary Archer makes removable prosthodontic devices for hollywood movies. he shares some of the tricks of the trade with PDJ managing editor Amy Brewerton.
December 1, 2017: Primary Dental Journal
Gozie Offiah, Eva Doherty
BACKGROUND: The transition from medical student to doctor is an important milestone. The discovery that their time is no longer their own and that the demands of their job are greater than the time they have available is extremely challenging. METHODS: At a recent surgical boot camp training programme, 60 first-year surgical trainees who had just completed their internship were invited to reflect on the lessons learnt regarding effective time management and to recommend tips for their newly qualified colleagues...
October 26, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
K T Liu, C W Lee
We report a case of symptomatic bradycardia caused by consumption of a Chinese herbal medicine which was initially undisclosed to the attending emergency physician. The scientific name of the herb is Panax japonicus. Electrocardiogram revealed sinus bradycardia. Laboratory tests were normal except for the detection of a high serum digoxin level. Further interrogation of the patient eventually disclosed ingestion of the herb which, however, did not contain any digoxin. Other active ingredients in the herb include various types of ginsenoside...
August 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
Vincent Zimmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Fabien Maldonado, Robert J Lentz, Richard W Light
The burden of pleural diseases has substantially increased in the past decade because of a rise in the incidence of pleural space infections and pleural malignancies in a patient population that is older and more immunocompromised and has more comorbidities. This complexity increasingly requires minimally invasive diagnostic options and tailored management. Implications for patients are such that the limitations of current diagnostic methods need to be addressed by multidisciplinary teams of investigators from the fields of imaging, biology, and engineering...
2017: F1000Research
Jinjin Li, Yuriy A Abramov, Michael F Doherty
Accurate crystal structures and their experimental uncertainties, determined by X-ray diffraction/neutron diffraction techniques, are vital for crystal engineering studies, such as polymorph stability and crystal morphology calculations. Because of differences in crystal growth and data measurement conditions, crystallographic databases often contain multiple entries of varying quality of the same compound. The choice of the most reliable and best quality crystal structure from many very similar structures remains an unresolved problem, especially for nonexperts...
July 26, 2017: ACS Central Science
Enad Dawod, Monica Saumoy, Ming-Ming Xu, Michel Kahaleh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Endoscopy
Alex Tatem, Jason R Kovac
Every practicing urologist encounters patients complaining of chronic scrotal content pain (CSCP). This condition can be equally frustrating for both patients and clinicians as there are no clear treatment guidelines, or pathways, for urologists to follow. As a result, most patients typically seek out multiple providers without improvements in their symptoms. Fortunately, microsurgical spermatic cord denervation (MSCD) is becoming an accepted, reliable and reproducible technique for definitively addressing CSCP in select patients...
May 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
Rabia Zeeshan, Zeeshan Mutahir
Decades of cancer research have unraveled genetic, epigenetic and molecular pathways leading to plausible therapeutic targets; many of which hold great promise in improving clinical outcomes. Metastatic tumors become evident early on and are one of the major causes of cancer-related fatalities worldwide. This review depicts the sequential events of cancer metastasis. Genetic and epigenetic heterogeneity influences local tumor cell invasion, intravasation, survival in circulation, extravasation and colonization to distant sites...
August 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Daniel W Skupski, Alessandro Ghidini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Birth
A Russell Moore
General principles and techniques for collection, preparation, and staining of cytologic samples in the general practice setting are reviewed. Tips for collection of digital images are also discussed.
January 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
Amar Shaikhouni, Jeffrey R Leonard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 27, 2016: Journal of Child Neurology
Ileana Chinnici, Paolo Brenni
A manuscript by Georg and Sigmund Merz dated 1862 and containing instructions for assembling the equatorial telescope acquired by the Palermo Observatory is conserved in the archives of the Museo Astronomico e Copernicano in Rome. It is a rare document that reveals "tricks of the trade" and technical knowledge not usually included in textbooks or treatises. It was sent to the Palermo Observatory as an aid to the installation of the telescope, which made a signal contribution to the development of solar physics in Italy in the 19th century...
2015: Nuncius
Kivanc Derya Peker, Alpen Yahya Gumusoglu, Hakan Seyit, Hamit Ahmet Kabuli, Aysun Erbahceci Salik, Murat Gonenc, Selin Kapan, Halil Alis
BACKGROUND: The presence of postoperative bile leak is the major outcome measure for the assessment of operative success in partial cystectomy for hydatid liver disease. However, the optimal operative strategy to reduce the postoperative bile leak rate is yet to be defined. METHODS: Medical records of patients who underwent partial cystectomy for hydatid liver disease between January 2013 and January 2015 were reviewed in this retrospective analysis. All patients were managed with a specific operative protocol...
December 2015: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Hester J Scheffer, Marleen C A M Melenhorst, Ana M Echenique, Karin Nielsen, Aukje A J M van Tilborg, Willemien van den Bos, Laurien G P H Vroomen, Petrousjka M P van den Tol, Martijn R Meijerink
Image-guided tumor ablation techniques have significantly broadened the treatment possibilities for primary and secondary hepatic malignancies. A new ablation technique, irreversible electroporation (IRE), was recently added to the treatment armamentarium. As opposed to thermal ablation, cell death with IRE is primarily induced using electrical energy: electrical pulses disrupt the cellular membrane integrity, resulting in cell death while sparing the extracellular matrix of sensitive structures such as the bile ducts, blood vessels, and bowel wall...
September 2015: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Donna R Whelan, Toby D M Bell
Application of single-molecule fluorescence detection has led to the development of light microscopy techniques that make it possible to study fluorescent samples at spatial resolutions significantly improved upon the diffraction limit of light. The biological and materials science applications of these "super-resolution" microscopy methods are vast, causing current demand for them to be high. However, implementation, execution, and interpretation of these techniques, particularly involving biological samples, require a broad interdisciplinary skillset, not often found in a single laboratory...
February 5, 2015: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
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