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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227669/green-lasers-are-beyond-power-limits-mandated-by-safety-standards
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M H Lee, K Fox, S Goldwasser, D W M Lau, B Aliahmad, M Sarossy, M H Lee, K Fox, S Goldwasser, D W M Lau, B Aliahmad, M Sarossy, B Aliahmad, M H Lee, K Fox, D W M Lau, M Sarossy, S Goldwasser
There has been an increasing number of reports of people losing vision from laser exposure from pocket laser pointers despite the safety limit of 1 milliwatt (1mW) imposed by the Australian government. We hypothesize that this is because commercially available red and green laser pointers are exceeding their labeled power outputs. We tested the power outputs of 4 red and 4 green lasers which were purchased for less than AUD$30 each. The average of 10 measurements was recorded for each laser. We found that 3 out of 4 red lasers conformed to the 1mW safety standard; in contrast, all of the green lasers exceeded this limit, with one of the lasers recording an output of 127...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223143/comparison-of-photoinactivation-of-t-rubrum-by-new-methylene-blue-nmb-and-indocyanine-green-emundo-%C3%A2
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Reza Fekrazad, Arash Poorsattar Bejeh Mir, Mina Kahyaie Aghdam, Vadood Ghasemi Barghi
BACKGROUND: Superficial mycotic skin infections which are predominantly caused by Trichophyton rubrum, poorly responses to conventional therapies. A great amount of attention has focused on to find more effective treatments. The current work is aimed to compare the effectiveness of phoinactivation of Trichophyton rubrum by two relatively new photosensitizers: a phenothiazinium dye(New methylene blue) and Indocyanine green (EmunDo(®)). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Final inoculum of T...
February 18, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221925/genetic-diversity-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-different-leafy-green-production-systems
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Mosimanegape Jongman, Lise Korsten
Foodborne disease outbreaks linked to contaminated irrigation water and fresh produce are a public health concern. The presence of Escherichia coli isolates from irrigation water and leafy green vegetables in different food production systems (large commercial farms, small-scale farms, and homestead gardens) was investigated. The prevalence of antibiotic resistance and virulence in these isolates was further assessed, and links between water source and irrigated crops were identified using antimicrobial and genotypic analyses...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221018/low-efficiency-upconversion-nanoparticles-for-high-resolution-coalignment-of-near-infrared-and-visible-light-paths-on-a-light-microscope
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Sriramkumar Sundaramoorthy, Adrian Garcia Badaracco, Sophia M Hirsch, Jun Hong Park, Tim Davies, Julien Dumont, Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, Andrew C Kummel, Julie C Canman
The combination of near-infrared (NIR) and visible wavelengths in light microscopy for biological studies is increasingly common. For example, many fields of biology are developing the use of NIR for optogenetics, in which an NIR laser induces a change in gene expression and/or protein function. One major technical barrier in working with both NIR and visible light on an optical microscope is obtaining their precise coalignment at the imaging plane position. Photon upconverting particles (UCPs) can bridge this gap as they are excited by NIR light but emit in the visible range via an anti-Stokes luminescence mechanism...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213832/dynamic-fluorescence-microscopy-of-cellular-uptake-of-intercalating-model-drugs-by-ultrasound-activated-microbubbles
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B H A Lammertink, R Deckers, M Derieppe, I De Cock, I Lentacker, G Storm, C T W Moonen, C Bos
PURPOSE: The combination of ultrasound and microbubbles can facilitate cellular uptake of (model) drugs via transient permeabilization of the cell membrane. By using fluorescent molecules, this process can be studied conveniently with confocal fluorescence microscopy. This study aimed to investigate the relation between cellular uptake and fluorescence intensity increase of intercalating model drugs. PROCEDURES: SYTOX Green, an intercalating fluorescent dye that displays >500-fold fluorescence enhancement upon binding to nucleic acids, was used as a model drug for ultrasound-induced cellular uptake...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213245/one-pot-synthesis-of-gold-carbon-dots-nanocomposite-and-its-application-for-cytosensing-of-metals-for-cancer-cells
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Hani Nasser Abdelhamid, Abuo Talib, Hui-Fen Wu
Cytosensing of biological transition metals is paramount important for cancer research. One-pot synthesis of the nanocomposite of carbon dots (CDs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) is reported and has been applied for metal cytosensing. The nanocomposite (GCDs) is synthesized using citric acid (CA) and L-cysteine as precursors in the presence of chloroauric acid. The synthesis procedure exhibits many advantages including simple one step, green approach (solvent free method) and requires cheap chemical precursors...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206821/simulated-space-radiation-impact-of-four-different-types-of-high-dose-ionizing-radiation-on-the-lichen-xanthoria-elegans
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Annette Brandt, Joachim Meeßen, Reiner U Jänicke, Marina Raguse, Sieglinde Ott
This study addresses the viability of the lichen Xanthoria elegans after high-dose ionizing irradiation in the frame of the STARLIFE campaign. The first set of experiments was intended to resemble several types of galactic cosmic radiation (GCR) as present beyond the magnetic shield of Earth. In the second set of experiments, γ radiation up to 113 kGy was applied to test the limit of lichen resistance to ionizing radiation. Entire thalli of Xanthoria elegans were irradiated in the anhydrobiotic state. After STARLIFE 1, the metabolic activity of both symbionts was quantified by live/dead staining with confocal laser scanning microscopy...
February 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204988/outcome-of-solid-state-532%C3%A2-nm-green-laser-in-high-risk-retinopathy-of-prematurity-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-india
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Kanika Chhabra, Prempal Kaur, Karamjit Singh, Anand Aggarwal, Dharamvir Chalia
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyse the outcome of solid-state green laser in high-risk retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) at a tertiary centre in India. METHODS: Fifty-nine eyes of 30 infants with high-risk ROP were recruited in this prospective, interventional study. High-risk ROP included prethreshold type 1 ROP and APROP. Laser photocoagulation was performed with 532 nm solid-state green laser (Novus Spectra, Lumenis, GmbH, Germany). RESULTS: Of the 30 infants, 18 were males (60%) and 12 were females (40%)...
February 15, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198879/picosecond-pulse-generated-supercontinuum-as-a-stable-seed-for-opcpa
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Lukáš Indra, František Batysta, Petr Hříbek, Jakub Novák, Zbyněk Hubka, Jonathan T Green, Roman Antipenkov, Robert Boge, Jack A Naylon, Pavel Bakule, Bedřich Rus
We present a stable supercontinuum (SC) generated in a bulk YAG crystal, pumped by 3 ps chirped pulses at 1030 nm. The SC is generated in a loose focus geometry in a 13 cm long YAG crystal, allowing for stable and robust single-filament generation. The SC energy stability exceeds that of the pump laser by almost a factor of 3. Additionally, we show that the SC spectrum has long-term stability and that the SC is coherent and compressible by compressing the portions of SC spectra close to the corresponding Fourier limit...
February 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192298/near-infrared-808-and-980%C3%A2-nm-excited-photoluminescence-study-in-nd-doped-y2o3-phosphor-for-bio-imaging
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Prasenjit Prasad Sukul, Kaushal Kumar
The upconversion (UC) process in lanthanide-doped nanophosphors has attracted great research interest for its extensive application potential in biological in vitro and in vivo imaging due to the high tissue penetration depth of near-infrared excitation and low autofluorescence background. In this article, the authors report the synthesis of oxide nanophosphor of size  ⩽50 nm, which forms stable aqueous dispersion. The photoluminescence study is made on the nanophosphor upon 808 and 980 nm diode laser excitations...
October 11, 2016: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186464/evaluation-of-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-using-indocyanine-green-and-near-infrared-diode-laser-against-enterococcus-faecalis-in-infected-human-root-canals
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Charis Beltes, Nikolaos Economides, Hercules Sakkas, Chrissanthy Papadopoulou, Theodoros Lambrianidis
OBJECTIVE: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is considered a promising adjunct to the currently available endodontic disinfection techniques leading to more effective reduction of intracanal bacteria. The present ex vivo study aimed to assess the antimicrobial effect of PDT using indocyanine green (ICG) as photosensitizer and a near-infrared (NIR) diode laser in root canals of human teeth infected with Enterococcus faecalis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety single-rooted teeth after chemomechanical preparation and sterilization were contaminated with an E...
February 9, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177224/protein-stabilized-gadolinium-oxide-gold-nanoclusters-hybrid-for-multimodal-imaging-and-drug-delivery
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Lu Han, Jun-Mei Xia, Xin Hai, Yang Shu, Xu-Wei Chen, Jian-Hua Wang
A protein-stabilized multifunctional theranostic nanoplatform, gadolinium oxide-gold nanoclusters hybrid (Gd2O3-AuNCs), is constructed for multimodal imaging and drug delivery. The Gd2O3-AuNCs nanohybrid is developed by integrating Gd2O3 nanocrystals and gold nanoclusters into bovine serum albumin scaffold as a stabilizer. The nanohybrid exhibits favorable biocompatibility and is capable of enhancing the contrast in magnetic resonance and X-ray computed tomography imaging. Meanwhile, the integrated AuNCs component not only endows the nanohybrid to produce red fluorescence, but also sensitizes the generation of singlet oxygen ((1)O2) upon near-infrared laser stimulation at 808 nm...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169258/the-effect-of-indocyanine-green-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-as-an-adjunct-to-scaling-and-root-planing-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-periodontitis-a-comparative-split-mouth-randomized-clinical-trial
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Saurabh H Shingnapurkar, Dipika K Mitra, Mitali Suresh Kadav, Rohit A Shah, Silvia V Rodrigues, Saurabh S Prithyani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of adjunctive photodynamic therapy (PDT) (using 810 nm diode laser and Indocyanine green as photosensitizer) in chronic periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with untreated chronic periodontitis were included. Treatment was done according to a split mouth design. All sites received periodontal treatment comprising scaling and root-planing (SRP). Test group were additionally treated with PDT. Plaque Index (PI), Gingival Index (GI), Probing Pocket Depth (PPD) and Relative Attachment Level (RAL) were evaluated at baseline, 1 month and 3 months...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166437/evaluation-of-therapeutic-laser-influences-on-the-healing-of-third-degree-burns-in-rats-according-to-different-wavelengths
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Reza Fekrazad, Alireza Nikkerdar, Khojasteh Joharchi, Katayoun Kalhori, Fatemeh Mashhadi Abbass, Fariborz Salimi Vahid
INTRODUCTION: One of the most important innovative methods for tissue repair promotion is therapeutic lasers with photobiomodulution effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of four different wavelengths of therapeutic laser (405 nm, 532 nm, 660 nm and 810 nm) laser on healing of third-degree burn injuries from both clinical and pathological standpoint of view in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 60 male Wistar rats were used. Animals were anesthetized and dorsal hairs were shaved and third-degree skin burns were created by use of a 95?C copper stamp...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165223/tumor-penetrating-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-anticancer-activity-of-combined-photodynamic-and-hypoxia-activated-therapy
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Yazhe Wang, Ying Xie, Jing Li, Zheng-Hong Peng, Yuri Sheinin, Jianping Zhou, David Oupický
Poor tumor penetration is a major challenge for the use of nanoparticles in anticancer therapy. Moreover, the inability to reach hypoxic tumor cells that are distant from blood vessels results in inadequate exposure to antitumor therapeutics and contributes to development of chemoresistance and increased metastasis. In the present study, we developed iRGD-modified nanoparticles for simultaneous tumor delivery of a photosensitizer indocyanine green (ICG) and hypoxia-activated prodrug tirapazamine (TPZ). The iRGD-modified nanoparticles loaded with ICG and TPZ showed significantly improved penetration in both 3D tumor spheroids in vitro and orthotopic breast tumors in vivo...
February 6, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160208/enhancement-of-skin-permeation-and-skin-immunization-of-ovalbumin-antigen-via-microneedles
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Boonnada Pamornpathomkul, Theerasak Rojanarata, Praneet Opanasopit, Tanasait Ngawhirunpat
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of different types of microneedles and doses of ovalbumin antigen for in vitro skin permeation and in vivo immunization. In vitro skin permeation experiments and confocal laser scanning microscopy revealed that hollow microneedles had a superior enhancing effect on skin permeation compared with a solid microneedle patch and untreated skin by efficiently delivering ovalbumin-fluorescein conjugate into the deep skin layers. The flux and cumulative amount of ovalbumin-fluorescein conjugate at 8 h after administering with various conditions could be ranked as follows: hollow MN; high dose > medium dose > low dose > MN patch; high dose > medium dose > low dose > untreated skin; high dose > medium dose > low dose > without ovalbumin-fluorescein conjugate...
February 3, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157225/corneal-confocal-scanning-laser-microscopy-in-patients-with-dry-eye-disease-treated-with-topical-cyclosporine
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B Iaccheri, G Torroni, C Cagini, T Fiore, A Cerquaglia, M Lupidi, S Cillino, H S Dua
PurposeTo investigate the effect of cyclosporine on corneal ultrastructure and on major signs and symptoms of patients with dry eye disease.Patients and methodsIn this prospective cohort study, patients with dry eye disease were treated with a drop of cyclosporine 0.05% twice daily. Clinical evaluation was carried out at baseline and at months 1, 3, and 6. All patients completed the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire, and tear film break-up time (BUT), fluorescein and lissamine green staining, and Schirmer test were carried out...
February 3, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153807/amyloidosis-a-cancer-derived-paraproteinemia-and-kidney-involvement
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Jolanta Małyszko, Klaudia Kozłowska, Jacek Stanisław Małyszko
Amyloidosis is the general term describing the extracellular tissue deposition of fibrils composed of low molecular weight subunits of a variety of proteins. There are multiple different human protein precursors of amyloid fibrils. Amyloid deposits are stained using Congo Red and show typical apple-green birefringence in polarized microscopy. Nowadays, a novel technique LMD/MS technique or laser microdissection combined with mass spectrometry help to diagnose amyloidosis. Amyloidosis of the kidney is typically classified as being either one of two types: AL or AA...
January 30, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151841/visualization-of-macular-pucker-by-multicolor-scanning-laser-imaging
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Ilkay Kilic Muftuoglu, Dirk-Uwe Bartsch, Giulio Barteselli, Raouf Gaber, Joseph Nezgoda, William R Freeman
PURPOSE: To compare the visualization of the epiretinal membrane (ERM) using multicolor imaging (MCI) (Heidelberg Engineering, Carlsbad, CA) and conventional white light flood color fundus photography (FP) (Topcon). METHODS: The paired images of patients with ERM who underwent same-day MCI and FP examinations were reviewed. Visibility of the ERM was graded using a scale (0: not visible, 1: barely visible, and 2: clearly visible) by masked readers, and surface folds were counted to quantify the membrane visibility for each method...
February 1, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150483/from-gold-standard-resection-to-reproducible-future-standard-endoscopic-enucleation-of-the-prostate-eep-what-we-know-about-anatomical-enucleation
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Richard Naspro, Fernando Gomez Sancha, Michele Manica, Agostino Meneghini, Sascha Ahyai, Tevita Aho, Cristian Fiori, Ivano Vavassori, Luigi F DA Pozzo, Vito Pansadoro, Francesco Montorsi, Thomas R Herrmann
INTRODUCTION: Open prostatectomy (OP) and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) have traditionally been the most common surgical approaches for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia causing bladder outlet obstruction and have certainly passed the test of time. In time, many endoscopic surgical procedures have been described as an alternative mini-invasive treatment. Holmium laser enucleation (HoLEP) guaranteed functional outcomes similar to OP and TURP with lower peri-operative complication rates for any prostate size...
February 1, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
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