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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454482/effects-of-environmental-factors-and-metallic-electrodes-on-ac-electrical-conduction-through-dna-molecule
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S Abdalla, A Obaid, F M Al-Marzouki
BACKGROUND: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is one of the best candidate materials for various device applications such as in electrodes for rechargeable batteries, biosensors, molecular electronics, medical- and biomedical-applications etc. Hence, it is worthwhile to examine the mechanism of charge transport in the DNA molecule, however, still a question without a clear answer is DNA a molecular conducting material (wire), semiconductor, or insulator? The answer, after the published data, is still ambiguous without any confirmed and clear scientific answer...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454139/blueshift-and-phase-tunability-in-planar-thz-metamaterials-the-role-of-losses-and-toroidal-dipole-contribution
#2
Maria V Cojocari, Kristina I Schegoleva, Alexey A Basharin
We propose a model of tunable THz metamaterials. The main advantage is the blueshift of resonance and phase tunability due to inductive coupling in planar metallic metamolecules with incorporated silicon wires. We discuss the role of losses and toroidal dipole contribution to metamaterial response.
May 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449503/re-crossing-the-distal-cell-in-bifurcation-verified-by-using-an-enhanced-stent-visualization-system-and-optical-coherence-tomography-a-report-of-two-cases
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Ruofei Jia, Zening Jin, Hong Li, Jing Han
The coronary guidewire re-crossing position before the final kissing balloon post-dilation is important to reduce the incidence of incomplete stent apposition in bifurcation lesions. Angiography and intravascular ultrasonography are unreliable at detecting the site of wire re-crossing. The high resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) offers the advantage of precise assessment of construction in bifurcation. However, the OCT technique still has some limitations, including the requirement for additional contrast and expense...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449067/using-high-throughput-barcode-sequencing-to-efficiently-map-connectomes
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Ian D Peikon, Justus M Kebschull, Vasily V Vagin, Diana I Ravens, Yu-Chi Sun, Eric Brouzes, Ivan R Corrêa, Dario Bressan, Anthony M Zador
The function of a neural circuit is determined by the details of its synaptic connections. At present, the only available method for determining a neural wiring diagram with single synapse precision-a 'connectome'-is based on imaging methods that are slow, labor-intensive and expensive. Here, we present SYNseq, a method for converting the connectome into a form that can exploit the speed and low cost of modern high-throughput DNA sequencing. In SYNseq, each neuron is labeled with a unique random nucleotide sequence-an RNA 'barcode'-which is targeted to the synapse using engineered proteins...
April 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446015/realistic-electric-field-mapping-of-anisotropic-muscle-during-electrical-stimulation-using-a-combination-of-water-diffusion-tensor-and-electrical-conductivity
#5
Bup Kyung Choi, Tong In Oh, Saurav Zk Sajib, Jin Woong Kim, Hyung Joong Kim, Oh In Kwon, Eung Je Woo
PURPOSE: To realistically map the electric fields of biological tissues using a diffusion tensor magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography (DT-MREIT) method to estimate tissue response during electrical stimulation. METHODS: Imaging experiments were performed using chunks of bovine muscle. Two silver wire electrodes were positioned inside the muscle tissue for electrical stimulation. Electric pulses were applied with a 100-V amplitude and 100-μs width using a voltage stimulator...
April 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445646/spinning-hierarchical-gold-nanowire-microfibers-by-shear-alignment-and-intermolecular-self-assembly
#6
Beate Reiser, Dominik Gerstner, Lola Gonzalez-Garcia, Johannes H M Maurer, Ioannis Kanelidis, Tobias Kraus
Hierarchical structures lend strength to natural fibers made of soft nanoscale building blocks. Intermolecular interactions connect the components at different levels of hierarchy, distribute stresses, and guarantee structural integrity under load. Here, we show that synthetic ultrathin gold nanowires with interacting ligand shells can be spun into biomimetic, free-standing microfibers. A solution spinning process first aligns the wires, then lets their ligand shells interact, and finally converts them into a hierarchical superstructure...
April 26, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445273/staged-management-of-open-lisfranc-injury-experience-from-14-patients
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Wenqi Gu, Zhongmin Shi
There are still controversies on the management and outcome of open Lisfranc injury in available studies. This study evaluates the staged management of Lisfranc injury and its complications.Patients who received a staged strategy for open Lisfranc injury were reviewed.One patient with degloving injury suffered from partial skin and hallux necrosis which was treated by debridement, hallux amputation, definitive internal fixation, and local flap transfer on the 12th day after first stage management. A definitive internal fixation and simultaneous skin graft or flap coverage were performed in another 3 patients with soft tissue defects...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445168/enhanced-photoluminescence-of-corrugated-al2o3-film-assisted-by-colloidal-cdse-quantum-dots
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Zhongchen Bai, Licai Hao, Zhengping Zhang, Zhaoling Huang, Shuijie Qin
We present the enhanced photoluminescence (PL) of a corrugated Al2O3 film enabled by colloidal CdSe quantum dots. The colloidal CdSe quantum dots are fabricated directly on a corrugated Al2O3 substrate using an electrochemical deposition (ECD) method in a microfluidic system. The photoluminescence is excited by using a 150 nm diameter ultraviolet laser spot of a scanning near-field optical microscope. Owing to the electron transfer from the conduction band of the CdSe quantum dots to that of Al2O3, the enhanced photoluminescence effect is observed, which results from the increase in the recombination rate of electrons and holes on the Al2O3 surface and the reduction in the fluorescence of the CdSe quantum dots...
May 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445104/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-direct-portal-pressure-measurement-using-a-digital-pressure-wire-with-real-time-remote-display-a-survival-study
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Allison R Schulman, Christopher C Thompson, Marvin Ryou
BACKGROUND: Portal hypertension is necessary for the development of most clinical complications of cirrhosis. We recently reported a novel, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided technique for direct portal pressure measurements using a digital pressure wire. AIMS: The aims of this study were to (1) evaluate safety in an animal survival model and (2) compare direct portal vein (PV) versus transhepatic access of a first-order venule. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Yorkshire pigs, weighing 40-55 kg...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444778/development-and-implementation-of-an-84-channel-matrix-gradient-coil
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Sebastian Littin, Feng Jia, Kelvin J Layton, Stefan Kroboth, Huijun Yu, Jürgen Hennig, Maxim Zaitsev
PURPOSE: Design, implement, integrate, and characterize a customized coil system that allows for generating spatial encoding magnetic fields (SEMs) in a highly-flexible fashion. METHODS: A gradient coil with a high number of individual elements was designed. Dimensions of the coil were chosen to mimic a whole-body gradient system, scaled down to a head insert. Mechanical shape and wire layout of each element were optimized to increase the local gradient strength while minimizing eddy current effects and simultaneously considering manufacturing constraints...
April 25, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444758/intraoperative-use-of-a-transarticular-circular-fixator-construct-to-facilitate-reduction-and-stabilisation-of-a-proximal-tibial-physeal-fracture-in-a-dog
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M D Johnson, D D Lewis, M D Winter
CASE REPORT: A 4-month-old female intact American Pit Bull Terrier was presented for right pelvic limb lameness 1 day after the dog had been hit by an all-terrain vehicle. Orthogonal radiographs of the right stifle revealed a Salter-Harris type IV fracture through the proximal tibial physis extending caudodistally through the proximal tibial metaphysis. The distal tibia was markedly displaced cranially, laterally and proximally, resulting in complete overriding of the fracture segments...
May 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443627/multifunctionality-of-silver-closo-boranes
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Mark Paskevicius, Bjarne R S Hansen, Mathias Jørgensen, Bo Richter, Torben R Jensen
Silver compounds share a rich history in technical applications including photography, catalysis, photocatalysis, cloud seeding and as antimicrobial agents. Here we present a class of silver compounds (Ag2B10H10 and Ag2B12H12) that are semiconductors with a bandgap at 2.3 eV in the green visible light spectrum. The silver boranes have extremely high ion conductivity and dynamic-anion facilitated Ag(+) migration is suggested based on the structural model. The ion conductivity is enhanced more than two orders of magnitude at room temperature (up to 3...
April 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443325/localized-synthesis-of-conductive-copper-tetracyanoquinodimethane-nanostructures-in-ultra-small-microchambers-for-nanoelectronics
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Yanlong Xing, Guoguang Sun, Eugen Speiser, Norbert Esser, Petra S Dittrich
In this work, the microfluidic-assisted synthesis of copper-tetracyanoquinodimethane (Cu-TCNQ) nanostructures in ambient environment is reported for the first time. A two-layer microfluidic device comprising parallel actuated microchambers was used for the synthesis and enabled an excellent fluid handling for the continuous and multiple chemical reactions in confined ultra-small chambers. Different precautions were applied to ensure the reduction state of copper for the synthesis of Cu-TCNQ charge-transfer compounds...
April 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443251/partial-heel-pad-avulsion-with-open-calcaneal-tuberosity-fracture-with-tendo-achilles-rupture-a-case-report
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Shameem Ahmed, Syed Ifthekar, R Pathan Rameez Ahmed Khan, Rahul Ranjan
INTRODUCTION: The management of heel pad avulsion injuries has been challenging because of the precarious blood supply. The difficulties get compounded when it is associated with tendo-achilles rupture and calcaneal fracture. Here, it is a description of a case with the above features managed with a unique technique. CASE REPORT: A 63-year-old woman presented to casualty with injury to right ankle after a road traffic accident. On clinical and radiological examination, there was avulsion of heel pad with calcaneal tuberosity fracture and tendo-achilles rupture...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443175/the-versatile-approach-a-novel-single-incision-combined-with-anterior-and-posterior-approaches-for-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-to-treat-tuberculosis-of-the-thoracic-spine
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Sudhir Kumar Srivastava, Rishi Anil Aggarwal, Sunil Krishna Bhosale, Kunal Roy, Pradip Sharad Nemade
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PURPOSE: To describe a novel single incision that combines anterior and posterior approaches for decompression and instrumented fusion to treat tuberculosis of the thoracic spine and study the neurological and radiological outcomes. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Tuberculosis of the spine remains a major health issue in many developing countries. The options for treating tuberculosis of the thoracic spine include the anterior, posterior, and combined approaches, each with its advantages and disadvantages...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442731/glag-theory-for-superconducting-property-variations-with-a15-composition-in-nb3sn-wires
#16
Yingxu Li, Yuanwen Gao
We present a model for the variation of the upper critical field H c2 with Sn content in A15-type Nb-Sn wires, within the Ginzburg-Landau-Abrikosov-Gor'kov (GLAG) theory frame. H c2 at the vicinity of the critical temperature T c is related quantitatively to the electrical resistivity ρ, specific heat capacity coefficient γ and T c. H c2 versus tin content is theoretically formulated within the GLAG theory, and generally reproduces the experiment results. As Sn content gradually approaches the stoichiometry, A15-type Nb-Sn undergoes a transition from the dirty limit to clean limit, split by the phase transformation boundary...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442207/tibio-talo-calcaneal-fusion-after-limb-salvage-procedures-a-retrospective-study
#17
Lukas Zak, Gerald E Wozasek
BACKGROUND: The treatment of limb threatening trauma on the distal tibia or hindfoot often results in posttraumatic osteoarthritis requiring tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis. The purpose of this study was to present a case series of patients undergoing various techniques of joint fusion after bone reconstruction and deformity correction as a salvage procedure. The study should help trauma surgeons making decisions in limb salvage and deformity correction in complex lower leg and foot injuries by presenting options and treatment strategies...
April 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441644/management-of-guidewire-entrapment-with-laser-atherectomy
#18
Judit Karacsonyi, Jose R Martinez-Parachini, Barbara A Danek, Aris Karatasakis, Imre Ungi, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
A 62-year-old man was referred for percutaneous coronary intervention of a severe circumflex lesion. The guidewire became entangled in the previously implanted left anterior descending artery stent. The left main was engaged with a second guide catheter, followed by balloon dilations, various microcatheters, and laser atherectomy. The wire eventually fractured without protruding into the aorta. The circumflex lesion was stented with two stents, followed by left main stenting that covered the fragment. Caution should be used when wiring through stents; wire fracture can be treated with stent implantation, as long as the wire fragment does not protrude into the aorta...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441609/dechlorane-plus-induces-oxidative-stress-and-decreases-cyclooxygenase-activity-in-the-blue-mussel
#19
Pierre-Luc Gagné, Marlène Fortier, Marc Fraser, Lise Parent, Cathy Vaillancourt, Jonathan Verreault
Dechlorane Plus (DP) is a chlorinated flame retardant used mainly in electrical wire and cable coating, computer connectors, and plastic roofing materials. Concentrations of DP (syn and anti isomers) are increasingly being reported in aquatic ecosystems worldwide. However, there is exceedingly little information on the exposure-related toxicity of DP in aquatic organisms, especially in bivalves. The objective of this study was to investigate the in vivo and in vitro effects of DP exposure on histopathology, lipid peroxidation (LPO) levels, cyclooxygenase (COX) activity, phagocytosis capacity and efficiency, and DNA strand breakage in the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) following a 29days exposure (0...
April 17, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441498/thin-wall-gan-inaln-multiple-quantum-well-tubes
#20
Christophe Durand, Jean-François Carlin, Catherine Bougerol, Bruno Gayral, Damien Salomon, Jean-Paul Barnes, Joel Eymery, Raphael Butte, Nicolas Grandjean
Thin-wall tubes composed of nitride semiconductors (III-N compounds) based on GaN/InAlN multiple quantum wells (MQWs) are fabricated by metal-organic vapor-phase epitaxy in a simple and full III-N approach. The synthesis of such MQW-tubes is based on the growth of N-polar c-axis vertical GaN wires surrounded by a core-shell MQW heterostructure followed by in situ selective etching using controlled H2/NH3 annealing at 1010°C to remove the inner GaN wire part. After this process, well-defined MQW-based tubes having non-polar m-plane orientation exhibit UV light near 330 nm up to room temperature, consistent with the emission of GaN/InAlN MQWs...
April 25, 2017: Nano Letters
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