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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633359/does-long-term-intraoral-service-affect-the-mechanical-properties-and-elemental-composition-of-multistranded-wires-of-lingual-fixed-retainers
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Spiros Zinelis, Nikolaos Pandis, Youssef S Al Jabbari, George Eliades, Theodore Eliades
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the elemental and mechanical alterations of stainless steel (SS) multistranded orthodontic wires used in fixed retention after intraoral ageing. Materials and Methods: Two types of 0.022-inch, seven-stranded wires, Lingual Retainer Wire (LRW) and Tru-Chrome (TCH), from the same manufacturer (Rocky Mountain Orthodontics, Denver, Colo, USA) were tested. Thirty-three samples from LRW group and thirty-seven from TCH were collected, whereas three unused wires from each package were used as controls...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632138/monitoring-lung-contusion-in-a-porcine-polytrauma-model-using-eit-an-application-study
#2
Susana Aguiar Santos, Carlos Castelar Wembers, Klemens Horst, Roman Pfeifer, Tim-Philipp Simon, Hans-Christoph Pape, Frank Hildebrand, Michael Czaplik, Steffen Leonhardt, Daniel Teichmann
Lung contusion is the most common lung injury following blunt chest trauma which, in turn, is associated with high mortality rates (Gavelli et al., 2002). Lung contusion is characterized by hemorrhage and edema with consecutively reduced compliance. In this study, unilateral lung contusion and other traumata were induced in 12 pigs by using a bolt gun machine. To investigate the pathophysiological consequences of lung contusion, information on clinical parameters was collected and monitored regularly while animals were additionally monitored with electrical impedance tomography (EIT) before trauma, and at 4, 24, 48 and 72 h after polytrauma...
June 20, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629855/con4ei-development-of-serious-eye-damage-and-eye-irritation-testing-strategies-with-respect-to-the-requirements-of-the-un-ghs-eu-clp-hazard-categories
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Sandra Verstraelen, An R Van Rompay
The main objective of the CON4EI (CONsortium for in vitro Eye Irritation testing strategy) project (2015-2016) was to develop tiered, non-animal testing strategies for serious eye damage and eye irritation assessment in relation to the most important drivers of classification. The serious eye damage and eye irritation potential of a set of 80 chemicals was identified based on existing in vivo Draize eye test data and testing was conducted using the following eight alternative test methods: BCOP (Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability)+histopathology, BCOP-LLBO (BCOP Laser Light-Based Opacitometer), ICE (Isolated Chicken Eye)+histopathology, STE (Short Term Exposure), EpiOcular™ EIT (EpiOcular Eye Irritation Test), EpiOcular™ ET-50 (EpiOcular™ Time-to-toxicity), SkinEthic™ HCE EIT (SkinEthic™ Human Corneal Epithelial Eye Irritation Test), and SMI (Slug Mucosal Irritation)...
June 16, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628556/real-time-imaging-of-epileptic-seizures-in-rats-using-electrical-impedance-tomography
#4
Lei Wang, Yang Sun, Xinmin Xu, Xiuzhen Dong, Feng Gao
The presence of multiple or diffuse lesions on imaging is a contraindication to surgery for patients with intractable epilepsy. Theoretically, as a functional imaging technique, electrical impedance tomography (EIT) can accurately image epileptic foci. However, most current studies are limited to examining epileptic spikes and few studies use EIT for real-time imaging of seizure activity. Moreover, little is known about changes in electrical impedance during seizures. In this study, we used EIT to monitor seizure progression in real time and analyzed changes in electrical impedance during seizures...
June 16, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625465/con4ei-skinethic%C3%A2-human-corneal-epithelial-eye-irritation-test-skinethic%C3%A2-hce-eit-for-hazard-identification-and-labelling-of-eye-irritating-chemicals
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A R Van Rompay, N Alépée, L Nardelli, K Hollanders, V Leblanc, A Drzewiecka, K Gruszka, R Guest, H Kandarova, J A Sr Willoughby, S Verstraelen, E Adriaens
Assessment of ocular irritancy is an international regulatory requirement and a necessary step in the safety evaluation of industrial and consumer products. Although a number of in vitro ocular irritation assays exist, none are capable of fully categorizing chemicals as a stand-alone assay. Therefore, the CEFIC-LRI-AIMT6-VITO CON4EI (CONsortium for in vitro Eye Irritation testing strategy) project was developed with the goal of assessing the reliability of eight in vitro/alternative test methods as well as establishing an optimal tiered-testing strategy...
June 15, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620189/switching-and-extension-of-transmission-response-based-on-bending-metamaterials
#6
J S Hwang, Y J Kim, Y J Yoo, K W Kim, J Y Rhee, L Y Chen, Y P Lee
The electromagnetically-induced transparency (EIT)-like effects in planar and non-planar metamaterials (MMs) were investigated for microwave (GHz) frequencies. The specific MMs used in this study consisted of a cut-wire resonator and a ring resonator, where were placed on the top and the bottom layers, respectively. A transmission window was produced, due to the interference between bright- and bright-mode coupling. Using the numerical and the experimental results, we demonstrate that the bending of MM leads to enhanced transmission and bandwidth, as well as an additional EIT-like peak...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604757/time-to-lung-aeration-during-a-sustained-inflation-at-birth-is-influenced-by-gestation-in-lambs
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Karen E McCall, Andreas D Waldmann, Prue Pereira-Fantini, Regina Oakley, M Miedema, Elizabeth J Perkins, Peter G Davis, Peter A Dargaville, Stephan H Böhm, Raffaele Dellacà, Magdy Sourial, Emanuela Zannin, Anushi Rajapaksa, Andre Tan, Andy Adler, Inéz Frerichs, David G Tingay
BACKGROUND: Current sustained lung inflation (SI) approaches use uniform pressures and durations. We hypothesised that gestational age related mechanical and developmental differences would affect the time required to achieve optimal lung aeration, and resultant lung volumes, during SI delivery at birth in lambs. METHODS: 49 lambs, in five cohorts between 118d and 139d gestation (term 142d), received a standardised 40 cmH2O SI, delivered until 10 s after lung volume stability (optimal aeration) was visualised on real-time electrical impedance tomography (EIT), or to a maximum duration of 180 s...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574094/effect-of-storage-medium-and-aging-duration-on-mechanical-properties-of-self-adhesive-resin-based-cements
#8
Anja Liebermann, Nicoleta Ilie, Malgorzata Roos, Bogna Stawarczyk
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of storage medium and aging duration on Martens hardness (HM) and indentation modulus (EIT) of self-adhesive resin-based cements (SARCs). METHODS: A total of 416 discs were fabricated from 8 SARCs (n = 52 per SARC): (i) BeautyCem (BEA), (ii) Bifix SE (BIF), (iii) Clearfil SA Cement Automix (CLE), (iv) RelyX Unicem2 Automix (RXU), (v) SeT (SET), (vi) SmartCem 2 (SMC), (vii) SoloCem (SOC) and (viii) SpeedCEM (SPC)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559030/the-effect-of-utilization-review-on-emergency-department-operations
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Shoma Desai, Phillip F Gruber, Erick Eiting, Seth A Seabury, Wendy J Mack, Christian Voyageur, Veronica Vasquez, Hyung T Kim, Sophie Terp
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Increasingly, hospitals are using utilization review software to reduce hospital admissions in an effort to contain costs. Such practices have the potential to increase the number of unsafe discharges, particularly in public safety-net hospitals. Utilization review software tools are not well studied with regard to their effect on emergency department (ED) operations. We study the effect of prospectively used admission decision support on ED operations. METHODS: In 2012, Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center implemented prospective use of computerized admission criteria...
May 27, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539622/high-visibility-first-order-subwavelength-interference-based-on-light-pulse-storage-via-electromagnetically-induced-transparency
#10
Zhixiang Li, Jianji Liu, Hongming Fan, Jiachen Liu, Guoquan Zhang
We achieved high visibility first-order subwavelength interference based on light pulse storage and retrieval technique via electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) effect in a Pr(3+):Y2SiO5 crystal. The interference field distribution of a double-slit was first stored in a Pr(3+):Y2SiO5 crystal based on EIT effect, and then it was read out by a spatially modulated readout beam. The retrieved output field is proportional to the product of the input interference field of the double-slit and the spatially modulated readout field...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535624/-utilisation-of-electrical-impedance-tomography-and-or-ultrasound-and-mammography-in-breast-disease-diagnosis-a-controlled-study
#11
F Xu, M X Li, H Z Jusko, Hongchuan Jiang
Objective: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of electrical impedance tomography (EIT) for benign and malignant breast diseases incomparison to conventional ultrasonography and mammography. Methods: A total of 121 patients with 126 breast lesions who underwent mammography ultrasonography and EIT were enrolled in the study. All of these lessions were were confirmed by pathological biopsy. The accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of EIT, ultrasonography and mammography were calculated with histology as the gold standard...
May 16, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530209/reproducible-3d-printed-head-tanks-for-electrical-impedance-tomography-with-realistic-shape-and-conductivity-distribution
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James Avery, Kirill Aristovich, Barney Low, David Holder
OBJECTIVE: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) has many promising applications in brain injury monitoring. To evaluate both instrumentation and reconstruction algorithms, experiments are first performed in head tanks. Existing methods, whilst accurate, produce a discontinuous conductivity, and are often made by hand, making it hard for other researchers to replicate. APPROACH: We have developed a method for constructing head tanks directly in a 3D printer. Conductivity was controlled through perforations in the skull surface, which allow for saline to pass through...
May 22, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530208/eit-imaging-of-admittivities-with-a-d-bar-method-and-spatial-prior-experimental-results-for-absolute-and-difference-imaging
#13
S J Hamilton
Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is an emerging imaging modality that uses harmless electrical measurements taken on electrodes at a body's surface to recover information about the internal electrical conductivity and or permittivity. The image reconstruction task of EIT is a highly nonlinear inverse problem that is sensitive to noise and modeling errors making the image reconstruction task challenging. D-bar methods solve the nonlinear problem directly, bypassing the need for detailed and time-intensive forward models, to provide absolute (static) as well as time-difference EIT images...
May 22, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530206/16th-international-conference-on-electrical-bio-impedance-and-17th-international-conference-on-biomedical-applications-of-electrical-impedance-tomography-eit
#14
Richard Bayford, Stig Ollmar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530205/phantom-experiments-using-soft-prior-regularization-eit-for-breast-cancer-imaging
#15
Ethan K Murphy, Aditya Mahara, Xiaotian Wu, Ryan J Halter
OBJECTIVE: A soft-prior regularization (SR) electrical impedance tomography (EIT) technique for breast cancer imaging is described, which shows an ability to accurately reconstruct tumor/inclusion conductivity values within a dense breast model investigated using a cylindrical and a breast-shaped tank. APPROACH: The SR-EIT method relies on knowing the spatial location of a suspicious lesion initially detected from a second imaging modality. Standard approaches (using Laplace smoothing and total variation regularization) without prior structural information are unable to accurately reconstruct or detect the tumors...
June 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530203/eit-based-pulsatile-impedance-monitoring-during-spontaneous-breathing-in-cystic-fibrosis
#16
Sabine Krueger-Ziolek, Benjamin Schullcke, Bo Gong, Ullrich Müller-Lisse, Knut Moeller
OBJECTIVE: Evaluating the lung function in patients with obstructive lung disease by electrical impedance tomography (EIT) usually requires breathing maneuvers containing deep inspirations and forced expirations. Since these maneuvers strongly depend on the patient's co-operation and health status, normal tidal breathing was investigated in an attempt to develop continuous maneuver-free measurements. APPROACH: Ventilation related and pulsatile impedance changes were systematically analyzed during normal tidal breathing in 12 cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and 12 lung-healthy controls (HL)...
June 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485485/structural-observations-and-biomechanical-measurements-of-clarinet-reeds-made-from-arundo-donax
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Masahiro Kawasaki, Tadashi Nobuchi, Yuta Nakafushi, Masateru Nose, Masateru Shibata, Peng Li, Makoto Shiojiri
Plant anatomy was examined for two clarinet reeds made out of Arundo donax by different means of microscopy: light microscopy, low-energy secondary electron scanning electron microscopy (SEM), backscattered electron SEM, and helium ion microscopy (HiM). The local indentation hardness HIT and Young's modulus EIT of different tissues on their cross sections were measured. A vascular bundle (Vb) (HIT  = 60-100 MPa, EIT  = 1,500-2,000 MPa) that includes soft tissues of phloem and xylem and a vascular bundle sheath (Bs) (HIT  = 300-500 MPa, EIT  = ∼7,000 MPa) form a pipe of the strong string along the longitudinal direction of the cane...
May 9, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474283/hucmncs-protect-vascular-endothelium-and-prevent-isr-after-endovascular-interventional-therapy-for-vascular-diseases-in-t2dm-rabbits
#18
Haixia Ding, Tong Zhang, Yaping Du, Bei Liu, Yueqin Liu, Fujun Wang
The therapeutic effect of transplantation of human umbilical cord blood cell-derived mononuclear cells (HUCMNCs) on treating in-stent restenosis (ISR) after endovascular interventional therapy (EIT) was evaluated in preclinical rabbit model of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-related peripheral artery disease (PAD). HUCMNCs were transplanted to T2DM rabbits subjected to femoral artery occlusion surgery and received EIT. Serum concentration of soluble vascular endothelial cadherin (VE-cad) and plasma concentration of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) were determined with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay before and after the transplantation...
May 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437965/comparison-between-optical-bistabilities-versus-power-and-frequency-in-a-composite-cavity-atom-system
#19
Zhaoyang Zhang, Danmeng Ma, Jun Liu, Yanyong Sun, Lin Cheng, Ghulam Abbas Khan, Yanpeng Zhang
By making use of the changes in optical properties such as absorption and dispersion around the resonance generated via electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), we theoretically and experimentally investigate a "∞"-shape optical bistability (OB) versus frequency on the probe transmission with a Λ-shape EIT window in a rubidium atomic ensemble confined in a three-mirror optical ring cavity. Compared to the traditional OB reflected by a hysteresis loop versus power, such newly demonstrated optical bistable behavior (represented by a "∞"-shape non-overlapping region) by scanning probe and cavity detuning can experience dual bistabilities and be more sensitive to the change of experimental parameters...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436855/real-time-implementation-of-calder%C3%A3-n-s-method-on-subject-specific-domains
#20
Peter Muller, Jennifer Mueller, Michelle Mellenthin
A real-time implementation of Calderón's method for the reconstruction of a 2-D conductivity from electrical impedance tomography (EIT) data is presented in which domainspecific modeling is taken into account. This is the first implementation of Calderón's method that accounts for correct modeling of non-symmetric domain boundaries in image reconstruction. The domain-specific Calderón's method is derived and reconstructions from experimental tank data are presented, quantifying the distortion when correct modeling is not included in the reconstruction algorithm...
April 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
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