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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527849/role-of-piezo-channels-in-ultrasound-stimulated-dental-stem-cells
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Qianhua Gao, Paul R Cooper, A Damien Walmsley, Ben A Scheven
INTRODUCTION: Piezo1 and Piezo2 are mechanosensitive membrane ion channels. We hypothesized that Piezo proteins may play a role in transducing ultrasound-associated mechanical signals and activate downstream mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling processes in dental cells. In this study, the expression and role of Piezo channels were investigated in dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) and periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) after treatment with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521230/energy-consumption-and-water-soluble-protein-release-by-cell-wall-disruption-of-nannochloropsis-gaditana
#2
C Safi, L Cabas Rodriguez, W J Mulder, N Engelen-Smit, W Spekking, L A M van den Broek, G Olivieri, L Sijtsma
Several cell disruption methods were tested on Nannochloropsis gaditana, to evaluate their efficiency in terms of cell disintegration, energy input and release of soluble proteins. High-pressure homogenization (HPH) and bead milling were the most efficient with >95% cell disintegration, ±50% (w/w) release of total proteins and low energy input (<0.5kWh.kg(-1)biomass). Enzymatic treatment required low energy input (<0.34kWh.kg(-1)biomass), but it only released ±35% protein (w/w). Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) was neither energy-efficient (10...
May 5, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508042/toward-continuous-wave-operation-of-organic-semiconductor-lasers
#3
Atula S D Sandanayaka, Toshinori Matsushima, Fatima Bencheikh, Kou Yoshida, Munetomo Inoue, Takashi Fujihara, Kenichi Goushi, Jean-Charles Ribierre, Chihaya Adachi
The demonstration of continuous-wave lasing from organic semiconductor films is highly desirable for practical applications in the areas of spectroscopy, data communication, and sensing, but it still remains a challenging objective. We report low-threshold surface-emitting organic distributed feedback lasers operating in the quasi-continuous-wave regime at 80 MHz as well as under long-pulse photoexcitation of 30 ms. This outstanding performance was achieved using an organic semiconductor thin film with high optical gain, high photoluminescence quantum yield, and no triplet absorption losses at the lasing wavelength combined with a mixed-order distributed feedback grating to achieve a low lasing threshold...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505508/phosphatase-activities-of-a-microepiphytic-community-during-a-bloom-of-ostreopsis-cf-ovata-in-the-northern-adriatic-sea
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Stefano Accoroni, Cecilia Totti, Emanuela Razza, Roberta Congestri, Alessandra Campanelli, Mauro Marini, Neil Thomas William Ellwood
It is becoming more apparent that increased organic nutrient loads deriving from anthropogenic activities and natural processes frequently cause the eutrophication of coastal waters. Concurrently, an increasing number of phototrophs have been shown to make use of organic nutrients, mainly through indirect studies of surface enzyme activities or through direct studies of growth in media containing organic-only nutrients. The potential utilization of dissolved organic phosphorus (DOP) by microepiphytic-mats associated with frequently problematic, toxic dinoflagellate Ostreopsis cf...
May 8, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502493/the-effect-of-maximal-vs-submaximal-exertion-on-postprandial-lipid-levels-in-individuals-with-and-without-coronary-heart-disease
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David M Aronov, Marina G Bubnova, Natalia V Perova, Alexander N Orekhov, Yuri V Bobryshev
BACKGROUND: Decisions about fat consumption and levels of physical activity are among the everyday choices we make in life and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) can be affected by those choices. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of a standard fat load combined with physical exertion of different intensities on the plasma lipid profile of CHD patients and CHD-free individuals. METHODS: This study looked at the influence of different intensities of physical exercise on postprandial lipid metabolism in 20 healthy men and 36 men with diagnosis of CHD...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502104/assess-pain-intensity-using-photoplethysmography-signal-in-chronic-myofascial-pain-syndrome
#6
Jing-Jhao Ye, Kuan-Ting Lee, Ying-Yu Chou, Hung-Hai Sie, Ju-Nan Huang, Chiung-Cheng Chuang
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of pain assessment is the basis for effective therapy. Clinically, assessing pain is by subjective scale, but these methods have some shortcomings. Therefore, studies have been conducted on assessment of pain using physiological signals. Photoplethysmography (PPG) signal provides much information about the cardiovascular system. PPG- derived parameters (PPG parameters) reflect nociceptive stimulation, and obtain an approximation of the R-R interval from PPG period...
May 14, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497192/redox-changes-of-ferredoxin-p700-and-plastocyanin-measured-simultaneously-in-intact-leaves
#7
Ulrich Schreiber
Properties and performance of the recently introduced Dual/KLAS-NIR spectrophotometer for simultaneous measurements of ferredoxin (Fd), P700, and plastocyanin (PC) redox changes, together with whole leaf chlorophyll a (Chl) fluorescence (emission >760, 540 nm excitation) are outlined. Spectral information on in vivo Fd, P700, and PC in the near-infrared region (NIR, 780-1000 nm) is presented, on which the new approach is based. Examples of application focus on dark-light and light-dark transitions, where maximal redox changes of Fd occur...
May 11, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492049/a-review-of-laser-and-light-therapy-in-melasma
#8
REVIEW
M K Trivedi, F C Yang, B K Cho
Melasma is a dysregulation of the homeostatic mechanisms that control skin pigmentation and excess pigment is produced. Traditional treatment approaches with topical medications and chemical peels are commonly used but due to the refractory and recurrent nature of melasma, patients often seek alternative treatment strategies such as laser and light therapy. Several types of laser and light therapy have been studied in the treatment of melasma. Intense pulsed light, low fluence Q-switched lasers, and non-ablative fractionated lasers are the most common lasers and light treatments that are currently performed...
March 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485872/new-lasers-and-light-sources-old-and-new-risks
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REVIEW
Uwe Paasch, Antje Schwandt, Nikolaus Seeber, Gerd Kautz, Sonja Grunewald, Merete Haedersdal
Recent developments (new wavelengths, treatment concepts, and combinations) in the field of lasers, intense pulsed light (IPL), LED, as well as new energy and light sources have opened up new therapeutic options that extend beyond mere aesthetic indications. Thus, while fractional lasers used to be employed to merely treat wrinkles, the same devices - in the context of laser-assisted drug delivery - have now become important tools in the treatment of scars, field cancerization, and epithelial tumors. The requirements posed to physicians, both with respect to establishing the indication and conducting treatment, have been growing along with the increase in technological complexity as well as the rising number of comorbidities and comedications in a patient population that continues to age...
May 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483020/effect-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-on-the-mandibular-remodeling-following-inferior-alveolar-nerve-transection
#10
Bo Yang, Qingqing Wu, Liang Zhang, Yanjun Guo, Ping Gong
Objective To investigate the effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on the mandibular remodeling following inferior alveolar nerve transection (IANX) and to optimize the parameters of LIPUS in the treatment of nerve injury. Methods IANX was performed in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Four weeks after IANX,the effect of daily LIPUS (from day 1) on the transected inferior alveolar nerve was examined in terms of sensitivity to mechanical stimulation. Moreover,histopathologic changes of mandibles were analyzed by micro-CT,HE staining,Masson trichrome staining,and immunohistochemical staining...
April 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477278/an-automatic-segmentation-method-of-a-parameter-adaptive-pcnn-for-medical-images
#11
Jing Lian, Bin Shi, Mingcong Li, Ziwei Nan, Yide Ma
PURPOSE: Since pre-processing and initial segmentation steps in medical images directly affect the final segmentation results of the regions of interesting, an automatic segmentation method of a parameter-adaptive pulse-coupled neural network is proposed to integrate the above-mentioned two segmentation steps into one. This method has a low computational complexity for different kinds of medical images and has a high segmentation precision. METHODS: The method comprises four steps...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474903/reduction-of-intrinsic-electron-emittance-from-photocathodes-using-ordered-crystalline-surfaces
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Siddharth Karkare, Jun Feng, Xumin Chen, Weishi Wan, F Javier Palomares, T-C Chiang, Howard A Padmore
The generation of intense electron beams with low emittance is key to both the production of coherent x rays from free electron lasers, and electron pulses with large transverse coherence length used in ultrafast electron diffraction. These beams are generated today by photoemission from disordered polycrystalline surfaces. We show that the use of single crystal surfaces with appropriate electronic structures allows us to effectively utilize the physics of photoemission to generate highly directed electron emission, thus reducing the emittance of the electron beam being generated...
April 21, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464800/effect-of-tendon-vibration-during-wide-pulse-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-nmes-on-the-decline-and-recovery-of-muscle-force
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Vanesa Bochkezanian, Robert U Newton, Gabriel S Trajano, Amilton Vieira, Timothy S Pulverenti, Anthony J Blazevich
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is commonly used to activate skeletal muscles and reverse muscle atrophy in clinical populations. Clinical recommendations for NMES suggest the use of short pulse widths (100-200 μs) and low-to-moderate pulse frequencies (30-50 Hz). However, this type of NMES causes rapid muscle fatigue due to the (non-physiological) high stimulation intensities and non-orderly recruitment of motor units. The use of both wide pulse widths (1000 μs) and tendon vibration might optimize motor unit activation through spinal reflex pathways and thus delay the onset of muscle fatigue, increasing muscle force and mass...
May 2, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463283/high-resolution-flash-three-dimensional-lidar-systems-based-on-polarization-modulation
#14
Peng Zhang, Xiaoping Du, Jiguang Zhao, Yishuo Song, Hang Chen
Two high resolution flash LIDAR systems based on polarization modulation are demonstrated in this paper. One utilizes a polarization beam splitter (PBS) and two charge coupled device (CCD) arrays; the other utilizes a micro-polarizer array and a CCD array. Compared with the traditional flash LIDAR systems, the main advantage of the presented flash LIDAR systems is replacing high bandwidth detectors with a polarization modulator and low bandwidth detectors. The polarization modulator is used to modulate the polarization state of the received laser pulse in time and the range information can be mapped into the intensity received by the low bandwidth detectors...
May 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463165/novel-super-resolution-approach-to-time-resolved-volumetric-4-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-high-spatiotemporal-resolution-for-multi-breathing-cycle-motion-assessment
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Guang Li, Jie Wei, Mo Kadbi, Jason Moody, August Sun, Shirong Zhang, Svetlana Markova, Kristen Zakian, Margie Hunt, Joseph O Deasy
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate a super-resolution approach to reconstruct time-resolved 4-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (TR-4DMRI) with a high spatiotemporal resolution for multi-breathing cycle motion assessment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A super-resolution approach was developed to combine fast 3-dimensional (3D) cine MRI with low resolution during free breathing (FB) and high-resolution 3D static MRI during breath hold (BH) using deformable image registration...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463085/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-reduces-periodontal-atrophy-in-occlusal-hypofunctional-teeth
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Yuki Kasahara, Risa Usumi-Fujita, Jun Hosomichi, Sawa Kaneko, Yuji Ishida, Naoki Shibutani, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Asuka Okito, Shuji Oishi, Yoichiro Kuma, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Takashi Ono
OBJECTIVE: To clarify whether low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) exposure has recovery effects on the hypofunctional periodontal ligament (PDL) and interradicular alveolar bone (IRAB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups (n = 5 each): a normal occlusion (C) group, an occlusal hypofunction (H) group, and an occlusal hypofunction group subjected to LIPUS (HL) treatment. Hypofunctional occlusion of the maxillary first molar (M1) of the H and HL groups was induced by the bite-raising technique...
May 2, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462057/membrane-permeabilization-of-mammalian-cells-using-bursts-of-high-magnetic-field-pulses
#17
Vitalij Novickij, Janja Dermol, Audrius Grainys, Matej Kranjc, Damijan Miklavčič
BACKGROUND: Cell membrane permeabilization by pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) is a novel contactless method which results in effects similar to conventional electroporation. The non-invasiveness of the methodology, independence from the biological object homogeneity and electrical conductance introduce high flexibility and potential applicability of the PEMF in biomedicine, food processing, and biotechnology. The inferior effectiveness of the PEMF permeabilization compared to standard electroporation and the lack of clear description of the induced transmembrane transport are currently of major concern...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461063/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-promotes-exercise-induced-muscle-hypertrophy
#18
Liang Tang, Jing Zhang, Xinjuan Zhao, Nan Li, Wenqi Jian, Shuxin Sun, Jianzhong Guo, Lijun Sun, Dean Ta
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) promotes exercise-induced muscle hypertrophy. Twenty-four adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly assigned to three groups (n = 8 per group): normal control group (NC), treadmill exercise group (TE) and treadmill exercise + LIPUS group (TE + LIPUS). The TE + LIPUS group received a LIPUS treatment (1 MHz, 30 mW/cm(2)) at the gastrocnemius for 20 min/d after treadmill exercise. The TE group was sham-treated...
April 28, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460716/does-electrode-placement-influence-tens-induced-antihyperalgesia-in-experimental-inflammatory-pain-model
#19
Maurício L Poderoso Neto, Leonardo Y S Maciel, Kamilla M L Cruz, Valter J Santana Filho, Leonardo R Bonjardim, Josimari M DeSantana
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a treatment commonly used for managing pain; however, the ideal placement of the electrodes is not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the best way to apply TENS electrodes in an experimental inflammatory pain model. METHOD: Knee joint inflammation was induced in rats, followed by administration of low-frequency TENS (4Hz) under anesthesia for five days. Animals were randomly allocated to five groups according to electrode placement (n=6, each): dermatome, contralateral, paraspinal, acupoint, and control...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457632/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-induced-spinal-fusion-is-coupled-with-enhanced-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-expression-in-rat-model
#20
Xiao-Yi Zhou, Xi-Ming Xu, Sui-Yi Wu, Fei Wang, Zi-Cheng Zhang, Yi-Lin Yang, Ming Li, Xian-Zhao Wei
Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has been found to accelerate fracture healing. In this study, we analyzed the role of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in a rat spinal fusion model treated with LIPUS. The results revealed that LIPUS significantly increases bone formation, and the process was coupled with elevated CGRP innervation. CGRP was located in fibrous tissue, closely surrounding the allograft and newly formed cartilage. The density of CGRP peaked at week 3 after surgery in both the control (non-LIPUS-treated) and LIPUS-treated groups...
April 27, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
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