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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547814/electrical-stimulation-structurally-affects-the-tissues-of-the-rectum-and-anus-of-nulliparous-rats
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Hugo Alves de Sousa, Maria da Glória da Silva, Keyla de Paula Barbosa, Leonora Maciel de Souza Vianna, Yolanda Galindo Pacheco, José Roberto Pimenta de Godoy, Selma Aparecida Souza Kuckelhaus
Considering that the muscles of the anus perform a critical role in maintaining continence, losses in their structure can negatively affect the physiological control of the intestinal contents. Anorectal electro-stimulation (ARES) has been reported to have a positive effect on the functionality of treated patients, but how ARES affects the structural tissues of the anorectal segment remains unknown. Because the study of how ARES structurally affects human tissues is not possible, this study aimed to clarify these effects in a murine model, which has a similar anorectal segment (structure and physiology) to humans...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545410/combined-proximal-tubulopathy-crystal-storing-histiocytosis-and-cast-nephropathy-in-a-patient-with-light-chain-multiple-myeloma
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Chung-Kuan Wu, An-Hang Yang, Hung-Chih Lai, Bing-Shi Lin
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of myeloma, a plasma dyscrasia, often results from the workup of unexplained renal disease. Persistent renal failure in myeloma is commonly caused by tubular nephropathy due to circulating immunoglobulins and free light chains. Myeloma cast nephropathy is characterized by crystalline precipitates of monoclonal light chains within distal tubules. Immunoglobulin crystallization rarely occurs intracellularly, within proximal tubular cells (light chain proximal tubulopathy) and interstitial histiocytes (crystal-storing histiocytosis)...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544916/electro-oxidative-determination-of-aromatic-amine-o-phenylenediamine-using-organic-inorganic-hybrid-composite
#3
Ragu Sasikumar, Palraj Ranganathan, Shen-Ming Chen, Syang-Peng Rwei, Muthukrishnan
A highly sensitive o-phenylenediamine (OPD) sensor based on a Fe3O4 doped with functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (Fe3O4@f-MWCNTs) composite fabricated glassy carbon electrode (GCE) was developed. The modified Fe3O4@f-MWCNTs/GCE showed an enhanced current (Ipa) response toward OPD relative to that of a Fe3O4/GCE, f-MWCNTs/GCE, and a bare GCE. Under optimum conditions, the Fe3O4@f-MWCNTs/GCE showed a wide linear range remove at OPD concentrations of 0.6-80µM. The limit of detection and sensitivity of the f-MWCNTs/GCE, Fe3O4/GCE sensor were found to be 50µM, and 2...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544901/alkaline-electrochemical-advanced-oxidation-process-for-chromium-oxidation-at-graphitized-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes
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Yudong Xue, Shili Zheng, Zhi Sun, Yi Zhang, Wei Jin
Alkaline electrochemical advanced oxidation processes for chromium oxidation and Cr-contaminated waste disposal were reported in this study. The highly graphitized multi-walled carbon nanotubes g-MWCNTs modified electrode was prepared for the in-situ electrochemical generation of HO2(-). RRDE test results illustrated that g-MWCNTs exhibited much higher two-electron oxygen reduction activity than other nanocarbon materials with peak current density of 1.24 mA cm(-2), %HO2(-) of 77.0% and onset potential of -0...
May 20, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544022/covalently-modified-graphenes-in-catalysis-electrocatalysis-and-photoresponsive-materials
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Sergio Navalon, Jose Raul Herance, Mercedes Alvaro, Hermenegildo García
Ideal graphene is a one-atom thick single layer of carbon atoms having sp2 hybridation in hexagonal arrangement. Due to their large surface area and good dispersability in common solvents, graphenes are suitable platforms to anchor covalently units. The appended unit can introduce additional functionality to graphene. Although the field of covalently modified graphene is still starting compared to the development of other carbon nanoforms, there is alrady many examples describing the use of modified graphenes as recoverable photo-, electro- and catalysts as well as in non-linear optics and to improve mechanical resistance and solubility of graphenes...
May 25, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541897/capacitive-micro-machined-ultrasound-transducers-for-interstitial-high-intensity-ultrasound-therapies
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W Apoutou N'Djin, Bjoern Gerold, Jeremy Vion, Michael Canney, An Nguyen-Dinh, Alexandre Carpentier, Jean-Yves Chapelon
Capacitive Micro-machined Ultrasound Transducers (CMUTs) exhibit several potential advantages over conventional piezo technologies for use in therapeutic ultrasound devices, including: ease of miniaturization and integration with electronics, broad bandwidth (>several MHz), and compatibility with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this work, the electro-acoustic performance of CMUTs designed for interstitial high intensity contact ultrasound (HICU) applications was evaluated and the feasibility of generating ultrasound-induced heating and thermal destruction of biological tissues was studied...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541225/stability-of-enzymatic-biosensors-for-wearable-applications
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Apurva Sonawane, Pandiaraj Manickam, Shekhar Bhansali
Technological evolution in wearable sensors is accounting for major growth and transformation in multitude of industries ranging from healthcare to computing & informatics to communication and biomedical sciences. The major driver for this transformation is the new-found ability to continuously monitor and analyze the patients' physiology in patients' natural setting. Numerous wearable sensors are already on the market and are summarized. Most of the current technologies have focused on electro-physiological, electro-mechanical or acoustic measurements...
May 19, 2017: IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540981/comparison-of-de-novo-versus-upgrade-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-focused-on-the-upgrade-for-pacing-induced-cardiomyopathy
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Hye Bin Gwag, Kwang Jin Chun, Jin Kyung Hwang, Kyoung Min Park, Young Keun On, June Soo Kim, Seung Jung Park
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine whether upgrade cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) shows better outcomes than de novo CRT. To do so, we compared the efficacy of CRT between de novo and upgrade groups, focusing particularly on the effect of upgrade CRT on patients with pacing-induced cardiomyopathy (PiCM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: PiCM was defined as new-onset dilated cardiomyopathy following pacemaker implantation in patients with baseline normal ejection fraction ≥50%...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539996/transient-inactivation-of-shell-part-of-nucleus-accumbens-inhibits-and-exacerbates-stress-induced-metabolic-alterations-in-wistar-rats
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Mina Ranjbaran, Hassan Aghaei, Vahdat Hajihoseinlou, Hedayat Sahraei, Katayoon Ranjbaran
INTRODUCTION: The role of different parts of the extended amygdala in metabolic signs of stress is not well understood. In the present study, we decided to evaluate the impact of the shell part of nucleus accumbens (NAc) on metabolic disturbance induced by electro foot shock stress using transient inactivation method in the rat. METHODS: Male Wistar rats (W: 230-250 g) were canuulated unilaterally in the shell part of nucleus accumbens and left one week for recovery...
March 2017: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538297/effect-of-game-design-goal-type-and-player-numbers-on-the-physiological-and-physical-demands-of-hurling-specific-small-sided-games
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Shane Malone, Kieran D Collins
Malone, S and Collins, K. Effect of game design, goal type, and player numbers on the physiological and physical demands of hurling-specific small-sided games. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1493-1499, 2017-The current study examined the effect that game design modification, goal type, and player numbers on the running performance and physiological demands of small-sided hurling games (SSG). Forty-eight hurling players (age, 25.5 ± 3.2 years; height, 178.9 ± 3.2 cm; body mass, 78.5 ± 4.5 kg) performed 4 types of SSG (possession [P], normal play [NP], regular goals [RG] and small goals [SG]) in 4-a-side, 5-a-side, and 6-a-side formats...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537386/tuning-the-morphology-of-li2o2-by-noble-and-3d-metals-a-planar-model-electrode-study-for-li-o2-battery
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Yao Yang, Wei Liu, Nian Wu, Xiaochen Wang, Tao Zhang, Linfeng Chen, Rui Zeng, Yingming Wang, Juntao Lu, Lei Fu, Li Xiao, Lin Zhuang
In this work, a planar model electrode method has been used to investigate the structure-activity relationship of multiple noble and 3d metal catalysts for the cathode reaction of Li-O2 battery. The result shows that the battery performance (discharge/charge over-potential) strongly depends not only on the type of catalysts, but also on the morphology of the discharge product (Li2O2). Specifically, according to electro-chemical characterization and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observation, noble metals (Pd, Pt, Ru, Ir and Au) show excellent battery performance (smaller discharge/charge over-potential), with worm-like Li2O2 particles with size less than 200 nm on their surfaces...
May 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534652/a-review-of-the-evidence-of-zolpidem-efficacy-in-neurological-disability-after-brain-damage-due-to-stroke-trauma-and-hypoxia-a-justification-of-further-clinical-trials
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J A Sutton, R P Clauss
During 15 years, 23 clinical reports and 6 studies have demonstrated associations between sub-sedative doses of zolpidem and recoveries from brain damage due to strokes, trauma and hypoxia. Clinical findings include unexpected awakenings from vegetative states and regressions of stroke symptoms after dosing that disappear during elimination and reappear on repeat dosing. Initially single-photon emission computed tomography scans showed improved perfusion within, around and distant from infarctions. Then positron emission tomography scans and electroencephalography detected renewed metabolic and neuronal activity...
May 23, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532853/long-term-test-retest-reliability-of-event-related-potential-erp-recordings-during-treadmill-walking-using-the-mobile-brain-body-imaging-mobi-approach
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Brenda R Malcolm, John J Foxe, John S Butler, Wenzhu B Mowrey, Sophie Molholm, Pierfilippo De Sanctis
Advancements in acquisition technology and signal-processing techniques have spurred numerous recent investigations on the electro-cortical signals generated during whole-body motion. This approach, termed Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (MoBI), has the potential to elucidate the neural correlates of perceptual and cognitive processes during real-life activities, such as locomotion. However, as of yet, no one has assessed the long-term stability of event-related potentials (ERPs) recorded under these conditions. Therefore, the objective of the current study was to evaluate the test-retest reliability of cognitive ERPs recorded while walking...
May 19, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531985/enhancement-of-electro-chemical-properties-of-tio2-nanotubes-for-biological-interfacing
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D Khudhair, H Amani Hamedani, J Gaburro, S Shafei, S Nahavandi, H Garmestani, A Bhatti
Micro/nano electrodes employing nanotubes has attracted paramount attention in recent years due to their inherent superior mechanical and structural properties. Electrical interfaces with different geometries and sizes have been developed as electrodes for measuring action potentials and investigating neural information processing in neural networks. In this work, we investigated the possibility of using TiO2 nanotube arrays that were grown using electrochemical anodization technique, as a micro/nano electrode for neural interfacing...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531655/competitive-adsorption-behavior-toward-metal-ions-on-nano-fe-mg-ni-ternary-layered-double-hydroxide-proved-by-xps-evidence-of-selective-and-sensitive-detection-of-pb-ii
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Shan-Shan Li, Min Jiang, Tian-Jia Jiang, Jin-Huai Liu, Zheng Guo, Xing-Jiu Huang
Hypersensitive and highly selective nanomaterials for the measurement of heavy metal ions (HMIs) hold a key to electro-analysis. Various works improved the results of analysis but without scientific understanding. Herein, Fe/Mg/Ni-layered double hydroxide (LDH) has been successfully prepared and its electrochemical behavior for Pb(II) detection is also studied using square wave anodic stripping voltammetry (SWASV). The well performance of electrochemistry suggest that the modification with Fe/Mg/Ni-LDH significantly promotes the selectivity and sensitivity toward Pb(II)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530403/propitious-dendritic-cu2o%C3%AF-pt-nanostructured-anodes-for-direct-formic-acid-fuel-cells
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Gumaa A El-Nagar, Ahmad M Mohammad, Mohamed S El-Deab, Bahgat E El-Anadouli
This study introduces a novel competent dendritic copper oxide-platinum nanocatalyst (nano-Cu2O-Pt) immobilized onto a glassy carbon (GC) substrate for formic acid (FA) electrooxidation (FAO); the prime reaction in the anodic compartment of direct formic acid fuel cells (DFAFCs). Interestingly, the proposed catalyst exhibited an outstanding improvement for FAO compared to the traditional platinum nanoparticles (nano-Pt) modified GC (nano-Pt/GC) catalyst. This was evaluated from steering the reaction mechanism towards the desired direct route producing carbon dioxide (CO2); consistently with mitigating the other undesired indirect pathway producing carbon monoxide (CO); the potential poison deteriorating the catalytic activity of typical Pt-based catalysts...
May 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530394/electrogeneration-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-porous-carbon-paper-based-electrodes-and-application-to-inorganic-arsenic-analysis-in-white-wines-by-chronoamperometric-stripping
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Estefanía Nunez-Bajo, Maria Carmen Blanco-López, Agustin Costa-García, M Teresa Fernández-Abedul
This paper describes the development of simple, sustainable and low-cost strategies of signal enhancement on paper-based carbon platforms through gold nanoparticles electrogenerated from small volumes of tetrachloroauric acid solutions. Carbon ink is deposited in a hydrophilic working area of the paper delimited with hydrophobic wax. This maskless procedure is fast and cuts down ink waste. The connection of this working electrode to the potentiostat is ensured with the use of screen-printed electrodes (SPEs)...
May 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529996/multiplexed-sub-doppler-spectroscopy-with-an-optical-frequency-comb
#18
D A Long, A J Fleisher, D F Plusquellic, J T Hodges
An optical frequency comb generated with an electro-optic phase modulator and a chirped radiofrequency waveform is used to perform pump-probe spectroscopy on the D1 and D2 transitions of atomic potassium at 770.1 nm and 766.7 nm, respectively. With a comb tooth spacing of 200 kHz and an optical bandwidth of 2 GHz the hyperfine transitions can be simultaneously observed. Interferograms are recorded in as little as 5 μs (a timescale corresponding to the inverse of the comb tooth spacing). Importantly, the sub-Doppler features can be measured as long as the laser carrier frequency lies within the Doppler profile, thus removing the need for slow scanning or a priori knowledge of the frequencies of the sub-Doppler features...
December 2016: Physical Review. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529748/local-modulated-electro-hyperthermia-in-combination-with-traditional-chinese-medicine-vs-intraperitoneal-chemoinfusion-for-the-treatment-of-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-with-malignant-ascites-a-phase-ii-randomized-trial
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Clifford L K Pang, Xinting Zhang, Zhen Wang, Junwen Ou, Yimin Lu, Pengfei Chen, Changlin Zhao, Xiaopu Wang, Hongyu Zhang, Sergey V Roussakow
The purpose of this study was to develop a safe and non-toxic alternative to the conventional conservative treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis with malignant ascites (PCMA) by investigating the efficacy and safety of local modulated electro-hyperthermia (mEHT) combined with the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) 'Shi Pi' herbal decoction, compared with standard intraperitoneal chemoinfusion (IPCI). A randomized, controlled, single-center, open-label clinical trial (phase II) with two parallel groups (allocation ratio, 1:1) was conducted to investigate the efficacy and safety of mEHT+TCM (study group, SG) vs...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527977/the-association-of-arachnoid-cysts-and-focal-epilepsy-hospital-based-case-control-study
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Ivan Nikolić, Aleksandar Ristić, Nikola Vojvodić, Vladimir Baščarević, Andrej Ilanković, Ivana Berisavac, Tijana Đukić, Dragoslav Sokić
OBJECTIVE: Arachnoid cysts (ACs) are common findings in brain MRI. Our aim was to examine frequency and distribution of ACs in patients with focal epilepsy, compared to healthy control subjects, and to investigate the association of AC and electro-clinical features of focal epilepsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-control study, using data from 180 patients that underwent video-EEG monitoring between 2009 and 2012, and of 114 healthy controlled subjects...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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