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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334371/comparative-study-of-functional-nasal-reconstruction-using-structural-reinforcement
#1
Waleed H Ezzat, Sara W Liu
Importance: Nasal reconstruction after Mohs surgery is a unique challenge in that it must satisfy both functional and aesthetic goals. Despite some advocacy in the literature for using structural reinforcement to achieve both functional and aesthetic outcomes in soft-tissue reconstruction, no study has validated this claim by comparing reconstruction with and without structural support. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of and need for structural reinforcement when reconstructing the nasal alar and sidewall subunits...
March 23, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332813/competitive-adsorption-of-polyelectrolytes-onto-and-into-pellicle-coated-hydroxyapatite-investigated-by-qcm-d-and-force-spectroscopy
#2
Hyun-Su Lee, Carl Myers, Lynette Zaidel, Prathima Chandra Nalam, Matthew Alexander Caporizzo, Carlo Daep, David M Eckmann, James G Masters, Russell J Composto
A current effort in preventive dentistry is to inhibit surface attachment of bacteria using antibacterial polymer coatings on the tooth surface. For the antibacterial coatings, the physisorption of anionic and cationic polymers directly onto hydroxyapatite (HA) and saliva treated HA surfaces was studied using quartz crystal microbalance, force spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. First, single species adsorption is shown to be stronger on HA surfaces than on silicon oxide surfaces for all polymers (i.e...
March 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332691/relaxations-and-phase-transitions-during-the-collapse-of-a-dense-pnipam-microgel-suspension-thorough-insight-using-dielectric-spectroscopy
#3
Man Yang, Chunyan Liu, Yiwei Lian, Kongshuang Zhao, Dan Zhu, Jianfeng Zhou
The dielectric behavior of a thermo-sensitive poly-(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) microgel suspension with a dense concentration was investigated over the frequency range of 40 Hz to 110 MHz in a wide temperature window of 10-60 °C. By successfully removing the electrode polarization effect from the original data, two remarkable and temperature-dependent relaxation processes were observed. Both of the two-phase transition processes, i.e., the colloidal crystal-to-liquid transition, which has not yet been detected by dielectric spectroscopy before, as well as the volume phase transition, were detected by the relaxation parameters...
March 23, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332689/aggregation-kinetics-of-carbonyl-iron-based-magnetic-suspensions-in-2d
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Keshvad Shahrivar, Elizabeth Carreón-González, Jose R Morillas, Juan de Vicente
We investigate the (irreversible) two-dimensional aggregation kinetics of dilute non-Brownian magnetic suspensions in rectangular microchannels using video-microscopy, image analysis and particle-level dynamics simulations. Special emphasis is given to carbonyl iron suspensions that are of interest in the formulation of magnetorheological fluids. The results are compared to non-Brownian suspensions of magnetic latexes. We demonstrate that both suspensions follow a deterministic aggregation process. Furthermore, experimental and simulation aggregation curves can be collapsed onto a master curve when using the appropriate scaling time (∝λ(-1)ϕ2D(-2...
March 23, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330920/immanent-conditions-determine-imminent-collapses-nutrient-regimes-define-the-resilience-of-macroalgal-communities
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Jordi Boada, Rohan Arthur, David Alonso, Jordi F Pagès, Albert Pessarrodona, Silvia Oliva, Giulia Ceccherelli, Luigi Piazzi, Javier Romero, Teresa Alcoverro
Predicting where state-changing thresholds lie can be inherently complex in ecosystems characterized by nonlinear dynamics. Unpacking the mechanisms underlying these transitions can help considerably reduce this unpredictability. We used empirical observations, field and laboratory experiments, and mathematical models to examine how differences in nutrient regimes mediate the capacity of macrophyte communities to sustain sea urchin grazing. In relatively nutrient-rich conditions, macrophyte systems were more resilient to grazing, shifting to barrens beyond 1 800 g m(-2) (urchin biomass), more than twice the threshold of nutrient-poor conditions...
March 29, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330371/formation-of-coffee-stain-patterns-at-the-nanoscale-the-role-of-nanoparticle-solubility-and-solvent-evaporation-rate
#6
Jianguo Zhang, Jasmin Milzetti, Frédéric Leroy, Florian Müller-Plathe
When droplets of nanoparticle suspension evaporate from surfaces, they leave behind a deposit of nanoparticles. The mechanism of evaporation-induced pattern formation in the deposit is studied by molecular dynamics simulations for sessile nanodroplets. The influence of the interaction between nanoparticles and liquid molecules and the influence of the evaporation rate on the final deposition pattern are addressed. When the nanoparticle-liquid interaction is weaker than the liquid-liquid interaction, an interaction-driven or evaporation-induced layer of nanoparticles appears at the liquid-vapor interface and eventually collapses onto the solid surface to form a uniform deposit independently of the evaporation rate...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329099/effect-of-sleeping-position-on-upper-airway-patency-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-determined-by-the-pharyngeal-structure-causing-collapse
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Melania Marques, Pedro R Genta, Scott A Sands, Ali Azarbazin, Camila de Melo, Luigi Taranto-Montemurro, David P White, Andrew Wellman
Objectives: In some patients, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be resolved with improvement in pharyngeal patency by sleeping lateral rather than supine, possibly as gravitational effects on the tongue are relieved. Here we tested the hypothesis that the improvement in pharyngeal patency depends on the anatomical structure causing collapse, with patients with tongue-related obstruction and epiglottic collapse exhibiting preferential improvements. Methods: Twenty-four OSA patients underwent upper airway endoscopy during natural sleep to determine the pharyngeal structure associated with obstruction, with simultaneous recordings of airflow and pharyngeal pressure...
January 31, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328220/shock-wave-chemistry-in-a-metal-organic-framework
#8
Zhi Su, William L Shaw, Yu-Run Miao, Sizhu You, Dana D Dlott, Kenneth S Suslick
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have potential applications as energy absorbing materials for shock wave energy mitigation due to their nanoporosity. Here we have examined km/s laser-driven flyer plate impacts on a prototypical MOF, ZIF-8. We observed particle fragmentation and morphological changes in microcrystals of ZIF-8 at lower shock pressures (≈2.5 GPa), and amorphization and structural collapse at higher pressures (≈8 GPa). High-speed emission spectroscopy revealed that 50 ns after flyer plate impacts, an emission pulse was generated by ZIF-8 resulting from chemical bonds that were broken and subsequently reformed...
March 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327181/soluble-oligomeric-amyloid-%C3%AE-induces-calcium-dyshomeostasis-that-precedes-synapse-loss-in-the-living-mouse-brain
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Michal Arbel-Ornath, Eloise Hudry, Josiah R Boivin, Tadafumi Hashimoto, Shuko Takeda, Kishore V Kuchibhotla, Steven Hou, Carli R Lattarulo, Arianna M Belcher, Naomi Shakerdge, Pariss B Trujillo, Alona Muzikansky, Rebecca A Betensky, Bradley T Hyman, Brian J Bacskai
BACKGROUND: Amyloid-β oligomers (oAβ) are thought to mediate neurotoxicity in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and previous studies in AD transgenic mice suggest that calcium dysregulation may contribute to these pathological effects. Even though AD mouse models remain a valuable resource to investigate amyloid neurotoxicity, the concomitant presence of soluble Aβ species, fibrillar Aβ, and fragments of amyloid precursor protein (APP) complicate the interpretation of the phenotypes. METHOD: To explore the specific contribution of soluble oligomeric Aβ (oAβ) to calcium dyshomeostasis and synaptic morphological changes, we acutely exposed the healthy mouse brain, at 3 to 6 months of age, to naturally occurring soluble oligomers and investigated their effect on calcium levels using in vivo multiphoton imaging...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325423/stage%C3%A2-iv-kienb%C3%A3-ck-s-disease-proximal-row-carpectomy-and-application-of-rcpi-implant
#10
A Marcuzzi, F Colantonio, G Petrella, H Ozben, A Russomando
Kienböck disease is an aseptic osteonecrosis of the lunate, which gradually leads to total carpal collapse. Lichtman's classification relates radiographic evidence of wrist damage to four different stages and supports surgical decision-making. This study pertains to six patients (2 males and 4 females) affected by stage IV Kienböck's disease who underwent proximal row carpectomy and received an RCPI implant. The clinical outcomes consisted of wrist range of motion (ROM), pain on a VAS scale (0-10), the DASH score and the patient's level of satisfaction...
April 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325102/building-up-and-breaking-down-mechanisms-controlling-recombination-during-replication
#11
Dana Branzei, Barnabas Szakal
The complete and faithful duplication of the genome is an essential prerequisite for proliferating cells to maintain genome integrity. This objective is greatly challenged by DNA damage encountered during replication, which causes fork stalling and in certain cases, fork breakage. DNA damage tolerance (DDT) pathways mitigate the effects on fork stability induced by replication fork stalling by mediating damage-bypass and replication fork restart. These DDT mechanisms, largely relying on homologous recombination (HR) and specialized polymerases, can however contribute to genome rearrangements and mutagenesis...
March 22, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324645/three-dimensional-analysis-of-somatic-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-fission-deficient-injured-motor-neurons-using-fib-sem
#12
Hiromi Tamada, Sumiko Kiryu-Seo, Hiroki Hosokawa, Keisuke Ohta, Naotada Ishihara, Masatoshi Nomura, Katsuyoshi Mihara, Kei-Ichiro Nakamura, Hiroshi Kiyama
Mitochondria undergo morphological changes through fusion and fission for their quality control, which are vital for neuronal function. In this study, we examined three-dimensional morphologies of mitochondria in motor neurons under normal, nerve injured, and nerve injured plus fission-impaired conditions using the focused ion beam/scanning electron microscopy (FIB/SEM), because the FIB/SEM technology is a powerful tool to demonstrate both 3D images of whole organelle and the intra-organellar structure simultaneously...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323670/prevention-of-respiratory-complications-of-the-surgical-patient-actionable-plan-for-continued-process-improvement
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Katarina J Ruscic, Stephanie D Grabitz, Maíra I Rudolph, Matthias Eikermann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Postoperative respiratory complications (PRCs) increase hospitalization time, 30-day mortality and costs by up to $35 000. These outcomes measures have gained prominence as bundled payments have become more common. RECENT FINDINGS: Results of recent quantitative effectiveness studies and clinical trials provide a framework that helps develop center-specific treatment guidelines, tailored to minimize the risk of PRCs. The implementation of those protocols should be guided by a local, respected, and visible facilitator who leads proper implementation while inviting center-specific input from surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other perioperative stakeholders...
March 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323429/is-high-density-amorphous-ice-simply-a-derailed-state-along-the-ice-i-to-ice-iv-pathway
#14
Jacob James Shephard, Sanliang Ling, Gabriele Cesare Sosso, Angelos Michaelides, Ben Slater, Christoph G Salzmann
The structural nature of high-density amorphous ice (HDA), which forms through low-temperature pressure-induced amorphization of the 'ordinary' ice I, is heavily debated. Clarifying this question is not only important for understanding the complex condensed states of H2O but also in the wider context of pressure-induced amorphization processes, which are encountered across the entire materials spectrum. We first show that ammonium fluoride (NH4F), which has a similar hydrogen-bonded network to ice I, also undergoes a pressure collapse upon compression at 77 K...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323408/monodispersed-carbon-coated-cubic-nip2-nanoparticles-anchored-on-carbon-nanotubes-as-ultra-long-life-anodes-for-reversible-lithium-storage
#15
Peili Lou, Zhonghui Cui, Zhiqing Jia, Jiyang Sun, Yingbin Tan, Xiangxin Guo
In search of new electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries (LIB), metal phosphides that exhibit desirable properties such as high theoretical capacity, moderate discharge plateau and relative low polarization recently attract a great deal of attention as anode materials. However, the large volume changes and thus resulted collapse of electrode structure during long-term cycling are still the challenges for metal phosphide-based anodes. Here we report an electrode design strategy to solve these problems...
March 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321811/interleukin-2-old-and-new-approaches-to-enhance-immune-therapeutic-efficacy
#16
Pooja Dhupkar, Nancy Gordon
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a very well-known cytokine that has been studied for the past 35 years. It plays a major role in the growth and proliferation of many immune cells such NK and T cells. It is an important immunotherapy cytokine for the treatment of various diseases including cancer. Systemic delivery of IL-2 has shown clinical benefit in renal cell carcinoma and melanoma patients. However, its use has been limited by the numerous toxicities encountered with the systemic delivery. Intravenous IL-2 causes the well-known "capillary leak syndrome," or the leakage of fluid from the circulatory system to the interstitial space resulting in hypotension (low blood pressure), edema, and dyspnea that can lead to circulatory shock and eventually cardiopulmonary collapse and multiple organ failure...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321441/electronic-properties-of-reduced-molybdenum-oxides
#17
K Inzani, M Nematollahi, F Vullum-Bruer, T Grande, T W Reenaas, S M Selbach
The electronic properties of MoO3 and reduced molybdenum oxide phases are studied by density functional theory (DFT) alongside characterization of mixed phase MoOx films. Molybdenum oxide is utilized in compositions ranging from MoO3 to MoO2 with several intermediary phases. With increasing degree of reduction, the lattice collapses and the layered MoO3 structure is lost. This affects the electronic and optical properties, which range from the wide band gap semiconductor MoO3 to metallic MoO2. DFT is used to determine the stability of the most relevant molybdenum oxide phases, in comparison to oxygen vacancies in the layered MoO3 lattice...
March 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321398/unveiling-the-metabolic-changes-on-muscle-cell-metabolism-underlying-p-phenylenediamine-toxicity
#18
Igor Marín de Mas, Silvia Marín, Gisela Pachón, Juan C Rodríguez-Prados, Pedro Vizán, Josep J Centelles, Romà Tauler, Amaya Azqueta, Vitaly Selivanov, Adela López de Ceraín, Marta Cascante
Rhabdomyolysis is a disorder characterized by acute damage of the sarcolemma of the skeletal muscle leading to release of potentially toxic muscle cell components into the circulation, most notably creatine phosphokinase (CK) and myoglobulin, and is frequently accompanied by myoglobinuria. In the present work, we evaluated the toxicity of p-phenylenediamine (PPD), a main component of hair dyes which is reported to induce rhabdomyolysis. We studied the metabolic effect of this compound in vivo with Wistar rats and in vitro with C2C12 muscle cells...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321026/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-migration-of-a-balloon-expandable-prosthesis-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#19
Daisuke Hachinohe, Ken Kobayashi, Azusa Furugen, Ryuji Koshima
Valve migration into the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a life-threatening complication. An 89-year-old female patient was admitted for TAVI due to severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. After deployment of a balloon-expandable prosthesis, the prosthesis had migrated into the LVOT. The prosthesis was reimpacted to the aortic annulus by a balloon-assisted recapture procedure. Immediately after recapturing the prosthesis with an oversized balloon, the patient's vital signs deteriorated due to acute aortic regurgitation (AR), and a prompt valve-in-valve (V-in-V) procedure allowed us to stabilize the patient's condition...
March 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320772/mechanism-for-microbial-population-collapse-in-a-fluctuating-resource-environment
#20
Serdar Turkarslan, Arjun V Raman, Anne W Thompson, Christina E Arens, Mark A Gillespie, Frederick von Netzer, Kristina L Hillesland, Sergey Stolyar, Adrian López García de Lomana, David J Reiss, Drew Gorman-Lewis, Grant M Zane, Jeffrey A Ranish, Judy D Wall, David A Stahl, Nitin S Baliga
Managing trade-offs through gene regulation is believed to confer resilience to a microbial community in a fluctuating resource environment. To investigate this hypothesis, we imposed a fluctuating environment that required the sulfate-reducer Desulfovibrio vulgaris to undergo repeated ecologically relevant shifts between retaining metabolic independence (active capacity for sulfate respiration) and becoming metabolically specialized to a mutualistic association with the hydrogen-consuming Methanococcus maripaludis Strikingly, the microbial community became progressively less proficient at restoring the environmentally relevant physiological state after each perturbation and most cultures collapsed within 3-7 shifts...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
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