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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437221/the-effect-of-reinforcement-methods-with-knotted-and-knotless-sutures-comparison-of-burst-pressures
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Alper Yavuz, Hakan Buluş
Sleeve gastrectomy operations have become popular among restrictive obesity surgeons, due to its effectiveness for losing weight and acceptable complication rates. However, leakage is a significant problem in these operations. In this ex vivo study, we tried to understand mechanisms of leakage and to examine the effects of two different types of frequently referred reinforcement techniques using sutures. The resected gastric specimens that were removed during sleeve gastrectomy operations were used in this ex vivo study...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420152/measurement-of-pressure-fluctuations-inside-a-model-thrust-bearing-using-pvdf-sensors
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Andrew Youssef, David Matthews, Andrew Guzzomi, Jie Pan
Thrust bearings play a vital role in propulsion systems. They rely on a thin layer of oil being trapped between rotating surfaces to produce a low friction interface. The "quality" of this bearing affects many things from noise transmission to the ultimate catastrophic failure of the bearing itself. As a result, the direct measure of the forces and vibrations within the oil filled interface would be very desirable and would give an indication of the condition of the bearing in situ. The thickness of the oil film is, however, very small and conventional vibration sensors are too cumbersome to use in this confined space...
April 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398440/assembly-of-trivalent-particles-under-confinement-from-an-exotic-solid-phase-to-a-liquid-phase-at-low-temperature
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Eva G Noya, Noé G Almarza, Enrique Lomba
Using computer simulations, we study the phase diagram of a two-dimensional system of disk particles with three patches distributed symmetrically along the particle equator. The geometry of the particles is compatible with a honey-comb lattice at moderately low temperature and pressure, whereas it is expected that the system forms a close-packed triangular lattice at high temperature and pressure. The effect of patch size within the single bond per patch regime was investigated, and it was found that the topology of the phase diagram changes drastically with patch size...
April 11, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396595/p2y6-deficiency-increases-micturition-frequency-and-attenuates-sustained-contractility-of-the-urinary-bladder-in-mice
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Satoru Kira, Mitsuharu Yoshiyama, Sachiko Tsuchiya, Eiji Shigetomi, Tatsuya Miyamoto, Hiroshi Nakagomi, Keisuke Shibata, Tsutomu Mochizuki, Masayuki Takeda, Schuichi Koizumi
The role of the P2Y6 receptor in bladder function has recently attracted a great deal of attention in lower urinary tract research. We conducted this study to determine contributions of the P2Y6 receptor in lower urinary tract function of normal phenotypes by comparing P2Y6-deficient mice and wild-type mice. In in vivo experiments, P2Y6-deficient mice had more frequent micturition with smaller bladder capacity compared to wild-type mice; however, there was no difference between these groups in bladder-filling pressure/volume relationships during cystometry under decerebrate, unanaesthetized conditions...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393776/serial-semi-invasive-hemodynamic-assessment-following-pericardiectomy-for-chronic-constrictive-pericarditis
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Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Adil Rizvi, Vishwas Malik, Sandeep Seth, Rajiv Narang, Mani Kalaivani, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Sathiya Selvam
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to prospectively investigate the effects of pericardiectomy via median sternotomy on intra- and postoperative hemodynamics by a new semi-invasive device (Flotrac/VigileoTM monitor) using arterial pressure waveform analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients aged 15 to 55 years (mean+SD, 31.73 + 13.53 years), who had undergone total pericardiectomy via median sternotomy underwent serial hemodynamic evaluation. FlotracTM Sensor - derived stroke volume, stroke volume variation, systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI), cardiac index and right atrial pressure were measured just before and after pericardiectomy, at 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours and at discharge postoperatively...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390451/a-comparative-volumetric-evaluation-of-four-obturating-techniques-in-primary-teeth-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Aparna Singh, Nidhi Gupta, Nidhi Agarwal, Dipanshu Kumar, Ashish Anand
PURPOSE: To compare the volume of root canals of primary teeth filled by four different obturating techniques: (1) lentulospiral (LS); (2) insulin syringe (IS); (3) endodontic pressure syringe (EPS); and (4) the NaviTip system (NS) using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS: 76 root canals of primary posterior teeth were selected and divided into four groups, according to the obturation technique. Biomechanical preparation of each root canal was completed with a number 30 K-file, and the volumes of the canals were then measured using CBCT...
March 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385926/critical-care-air-transport-team-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-short-term-outcomes-during-flight-for-operation-iraqi-freedom-operation-enduring-freedom
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L Renee Boyd, J Borawski, J Lairet, A T Limkakeng
INTRODUCTION: Our understanding of the expertise and equipment required to air transport injured soldiers with severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) continue to evolve. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of characteristics, interventions required and short-term outcomes of patients with severe TBI managed by the US Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams (CCATTs) deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom between 1 June 2007 and 31 August 2010...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375841/a-mock-heart-engineered-with-helical-aramid-fibers-for-in-vitro-cardiovascular-device-testing
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So-Hyun Jansen-Park, Po-Lin Hsu, Indra Müller, Ulrich Steinseifer, Dirk Abel, Rüdiger Autschbach, Rolf Rossaint, Thomas Schmitz-Rode
Mock heart circulation loops (MHCLs) serve as in-vitro platforms to investigate the physiological interaction between circulatory systems and cardiovascular devices. A mock heart (MH) engineered with silicone walls and helical aramid fibers, to mimic the complex contraction of a natural heart, has been developed to advance the MHCL previously developed in our group. A mock aorta with an anatomical shape enables the evaluation of a cannulation method for ventricular assist devices (VADs) and investigation of the usage of clinical measurement systems like pressure-volume catheters...
April 1, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372367/fast-piezoelectric-valve-offering-controlled-gas-injection-in-magnetically-confined-fusion-plasmas-for-diagnostic-and-fuelling-purposes
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M Griener, O Schmitz, K Bald, D Bösser, M Cavedon, P De Marné, T Eich, G Fuchert, A Herrmann, A Kappatou, T Lunt, V Rohde, B Schweer, M Sochor, U Stroth, A Terra, E Wolfrum
In magnetically confined fusion plasmas controlled gas injection is crucial for plasma fuelling as well as for various diagnostic applications such as active spectroscopy. We present a new, versatile system for the injection of collimated thermal gas beams into a vacuum chamber. This system consists of a gas pressure chamber, sealed by a custom made piezo valve towards a small capillary for gas injection. The setup can directly be placed inside of the vacuum chamber of fusion devices as it is small and immune against high magnetic fields...
March 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362224/prediction-of-periodontitis-occurrence-influence-of-the-classification-sociodemographic-and-general-health-information
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Fábio R M Leite, Karen G Peres, Loc G Do, Flávio F Demarco, Marco A Peres
BACKGROUND: Prediction of periodontitis development is challenging. Use of oral health related data alone, especially in young population might underestimate disease risk. This study investigated the accuracy of oral, systemic and socioeconomic data on estimating periodontitis development in a population-based prospective cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: General health and sociodemographic information were collected throughout the life-course of the individuals. Oral examinations were performed at ages 24 and 31 in the 1982 Pelotas cohort...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360123/impact-of-positive-pressure-ventilation-on-mean-systemic-filling-pressure-in-critically-ill-patients-after-death
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Xavier Repessé, Cyril Charron, Guillaume Geri, Alix Aubry, Alexis Paternot, Julien Maizel, Michel Slama, Antoine Vieillard-Baron
Introduction Mean systemic filling pressure (Pms) defines the pressure measured in the venous-arterial system when the cardiac output is nil. Its estimation has been proposed in patients with beating hearts by building the venous return curve, using different pairs of right atrial pressure/cardiac output during mechanical ventilation. We raised the hypothesis according to which the Pms is altered by tidal ventilation and PEEP, which would challenge this extrapolation method based on cardiopulmonary interactions...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353026/effect-of-milrinone-infusion-on-pulmonary-vasculature-and-stroke-work-indices-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-in-69-patients-awaiting-cardiac-transplantation
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Dmitry Abramov, Nicholas A Haglund, Thomas G Di Salvo
BACKGROUND: Although milrinone infusion is reported to benefit left ventricular function in chronic left heart failure, few insights exist regarding its effects on pulmonary circulation and right ventricular function. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed right heart catheterization data at baseline and during continuous infusion of milrinone in 69 patients with advanced heart failure and analyzed the effects on ventricular stroke work indices, pulmonary vascular resistance and pulmonary arterial compliance...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338068/a-portable-immunosensor-with-differential-pressure-gauges-readout-for-alpha-fetoprotein-detection
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Qingping Wang, Rongjie Li, Kang Shao, Yue Lin, Weiqiang Yang, Longhua Guo, Bin Qiu, Zhenyu Lin, Guonan Chen
A portable, affordable and simple detector is requested in a "Point-of-Care-Testing" (POCT) system. In this study, we exploited the potentialities of Differential Pressure Gauge (DPG) to the orientation of POCT technology. Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) was chosen as a model analyte that could specifically recognized by its antigen, and a tiny outfits equipped with a DPG was employed as the signal readout. Pt/SiO2 nanospheres were synthesized and modified with the detection antibody. In the presence of target, a sandwich of immunocomplex specifically formed and the Pt/SiO2 had been modified on the capture antibody...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325705/biochemical-hydrological-and-mechanical-behaviors-of-high-food-waste-content-msw-landfill-preliminary-findings-from-a-large-scale-experiment
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Liang-Tong Zhan, Hui Xu, Yun-Min Chen, Fan Lü, Ji-Wu Lan, Li-Min Shao, Wei-An Lin, Pin-Jing He
A large-scale bioreactor experiment lasting for 2years was presented in this paper to investigate the biochemical, hydrological and mechanical behaviors of high food waste content (HFWC) MSW. The experimental cell was 5m in length, 5m in width and 7.5m in depth, filled with unprocessed HFWC-MSWs of 91.3 tons. In the experiment, a surcharge loading of 33.4kPa was applied on waste surface, mature leachate refilling and warm leachate recirculation were performed to improve the degradation process. In this paper, the measurements of leachate quantity, leachate level, leachate biochemistry, gas composition, waste temperature, earth pressure and waste settlement were presented, and the following observations were made: (1) 26...
March 18, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321901/a-pneumatic-phantom-for-mimicking-respiration-induced-artifacts-in-spinal-mri
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Philippe De Tillieux, Ryan Topfer, Alexandru Foias, Iris Leroux, Imanne El Maâchi, Hugues Leblond, Nikola Stikov, Julien Cohen-Adad
PURPOSE: To design a phantom capable of mimicking human respiration to serve as a testing platform for correction of the static and time-evolving magnetic field distortions typically encountered in MRI of the spinal cord. METHODS: An inflation system to mimic the air variation of the human lungs was constructed. The inflation system was linked to a phantom containing synthetic lungs and an ex vivo human spine. The relationship between air pressure and phantom lung volume was evaluated via imaging experiment...
March 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291960/trabeculectomy-with-ologen-versus-mitomycin-c-in-juvenile-open-angle-glaucoma-a-1-year-study
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Fathi El-Sayyad, Heba Magdy Ahmed El-Saied, Mohamad Amr Salah Eddin Abdelhakim
BACKGROUND: We assessed bleb morphology and the intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering effect of trabeculectomy with ologen compared to mitomycin C (MMC) in juvenile open-angle glaucoma (JOAG). METHODS: This is a prospective interventional comparative study conducted on 40 eyes (20 patients) with medically uncontrolled JOAG, randomly operating one eye for trabeculectomy with ologen (group A: 20 eyes) and the other with MMC (group B: 20 eyes). IOP measurement, SITA standard perimetry, and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) for retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness were all done pre- and postoperatively...
2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284944/citizen-sensor-networks-to-confront-government-decision-makers-two-lessons-from-the-netherlands
#17
Linda Carton, Peter Ache
This paper presents one emerging social-technical innovation: The evolution of citizen-sensor-networks where citizens organize themselves from the 'bottom up', for the sake of confronting governance officials with measured information about environmental qualities. We have observed how citizen-sensor-networks have been initiated in the Netherlands in cases where official government monitoring and business organizations leave gaps. The formed citizen-sensor-networks collect information about issues that affect the local community in their quality-of-living...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273951/vein-networks-in-hydrothermal-systems-provide-constraints-for-the-monitoring-of-active-volcanoes
#18
Luigi Cucci, Francesca Di Luccio, Alessandra Esposito, Guido Ventura
Vein networks affect the hydrothermal systems of many volcanoes, and variations in their arrangement may precede hydrothermal and volcanic eruptions. However, the long-term evolution of vein networks is often unknown because data are lacking. We analyze two gypsum-filled vein networks affecting the hydrothermal field of the active Lipari volcanic Island (Italy) to reconstruct the dynamics of the hydrothermal processes. The older network (E1) consists of sub-vertical, N-S striking veins; the younger network (E2) consists of veins without a preferred strike and dip...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260362/-the-questionnaire-survey-on-glaucoma-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-china-2016
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Q Zhang, K Cao, M T Kang, Y X Sun, J H Gan, J X Tian, A R Ran, X Zhang, Y D Su, S N Li
Objective: To investigate the present situation of diagnosis and treatment for primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and awareness of the relevant progress among Chinese ophthalmologists. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional, non-randomized sampling survey. Participants were ophthalmologists who attended the 11st Chinese Glaucoma Society Congress during November 11 to 12, 2016. They were invited to fill out a questionnaire. The questionnaire included participants' basic information and their knowledge about glaucoma diagnosis and treatment...
February 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240344/a-novel-model-based-control-strategy-for-aerobic-filamentous-fungal-fed-batch-fermentation-processes
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Lisa Mears, Stuart M Stocks, Mads O Albaek, Benny Cassells, Gürkan Sin, Krist V Gernaey
A novel model-based control strategy is developed for filamentous fungal fed-batch fermentation processes. The system of interest is a pilot scale (550L) filamentous fungus process operating at Novozymes A/S. In such processes, it is desirable to maximize the total product achieved in a batch in a defined process time. In order to achieve this goal, it is important to maximize both the product concentration, and also the total final mass in the fed-batch system. To this end, we describe the development of a control strategy which aims to achieve maximum tank fill, whilst avoiding oxygen limited conditions...
February 27, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
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