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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231605/endonasal-versus-external-dacryocystorhinostomy-for-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
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Lona Jawaheer, Caroline J MacEwen, Deepa Anijeet
BACKGROUND: A dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) procedure aims to restore drainage of tears by bypassing a blockage in the nasolacrimal duct, through the creation of a bony ostium that allows communication between the lacrimal sac and the nasal cavity. It can be performed using endonasal or external approaches. The comparative success rates of these two approaches have not yet been established and this review aims to evaluate the relevant up-to-date research. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this review is to compare the success rates of endonasal DCR with that of external DCR...
February 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230153/unconventional-high-performance-laser-protection-system-based-on-dichroic-dye-doped-cholesteric-liquid-crystals
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Wanshu Zhang, Lanying Zhang, Xiao Liang, Le Zhou, Jiumei Xiao, Li Yu, Fasheng Li, Hui Cao, Kexuan Li, Zhou Yang, Huai Yang
High-performance and cost-effective laser protection system is of crucial importance for the rapid advance of lasers in military and civilian fields leading to severe damages of human eyes and sensitive optical devices. However, it is crucially hindered by the angle-dependent protective effect and the complex preparation process. Here we demonstrate that angle-independence, good processibility, wavelength tunability, high optical density and good visibility can be effectuated simultaneously, by embedding dichroic anthraquinone dyes in a cholesteric liquid crystal matrix...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228165/determining-optimal-fluorescent-agent-concentrations-in-dental-adhesive-resins-for-imaging-the-tooth-restoration-interface
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Odair Bim Júnior, Marco A Cebim, Maria T Atta, Camila M Machado, Luciana F Francisconi-Dos-Rios, Linda Wang
Fluorescent dyes like Rhodamine B (RB) have been used to identify the spatial distribution of adhesive restorative materials in the tooth/restoration interface. Potential effects of the addition of RB to dental adhesives were addressed in the past, but no further information is available on how to determine suitable concentrations of RB in these bonding agents for imaging in the confocal laser scanning microscope. This study provides systematical strategies for adding RB to viscous dental adhesive resins, focusing on the determination of the lowest range of dye concentrations necessary to achieve an acceptable image of the dentin/adhesive interface...
February 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
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/28223076/leaching-of-rare-earth-elements-from-fluorescent-powder-using-the-tea-fungus-kombucha
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Stefanie Hopfe, Katrin Flemming, Falk Lehmann, Robert Möckel, Sabine Kutschke, Katrin Pollmann
In most modern technologies such as flat screens, highly effective magnets and lasers, as well as luminescence phosphors, Rare Earth Elements (REE) are used. Unfortunately no environmentally friendly recycling process exists so far. In comparison to other elements the interaction of microorganisms with REE has been studied to a less extent. However, as REE are ubiquitously present in nature it can be assumed that microorganisms play an important role in the biogeochemistry of REE. This study investigates the potential of organic acid-producing microbes for extracting REE from industrial waste...
February 17, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221732/facile-fabrication-of-aie-active-fluorescent-polymeric-nanoparticles-with-ultra-low-critical-micelle-concentration-based-on-ce-iv-redox-polymerization-for-biological-imaging-applications
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Qing Wan, Dazhuang Xu, Liucheng Mao, Ziyang He, Guangjian Zeng, Yingge Shi, Fengjie Deng, Meiying Liu, Xiaoyong Zhang, Yen Wei
Fluorescent polymeric nanoparticles (FPNs) with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) property have received increasing attention and possess promising biomedical application potential in the recent years. Many efforts have been devoted to the fabrication methodologies of FPNs and significant advance has been achieved. In this contribution, a novel strategy for the fabrication of AIE-active amphiphilic copolymers is reported for the first time based on the Ce(IV) redox polymerization. As an example, ene group containing AIE-active dye (named as Phe-alc) is directly grafted onto a water soluble polymer polyethylene glycol (PEG) in H2 O/THF system under low temperature...
February 21, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213875/vehicle-type-affects-filling-of-fractional-laser-ablated-channels-imaged-by-optical-coherence-tomography
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Uffe Høgh Olesen, Mette Mogensen, Merete Haedersdal
Ablative fractional laser (AFXL) is an emerging method that enhances topical drug delivery. Penetrating the skin in microscopic, vertical channels, termed microscopic treatment zones (MTZs), the fractional technique circumvents the skin barrier and allows increased uptake of topically applied drugs. This study aims to elucidate the impact of vehicle type on the filling of MTZs from application of liquid, gel, and cream vehicles. Ex vivo pig skin was exposed to 10,600 nm fractional CO2 laser at 5% density, 120 μm beam diameter, and fluences of 40 and 80 mJ/microbeam (mJ/mb)...
February 17, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
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/28213727/photostability-of-coumarin-laser-dyes-a-mechanistic-study-using-global-and-local-reactivity-descriptors
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Virendra R Mishra, Nagaiyan Sekar
Using density functional theory approach, the trend in photostability of fluorescent coumarin laser dyes were investigated with the help global reactivity descriptors. The effect of different basis sets on global reactivity descriptors i.e. electrophilicity index (ω) is studied. The local reactivity descriptors such as Fukui function, local softness and local electrophilicity index have been used to understand the reactive site in the molecule. Photodegradation mechanism of fluorescent coumarin laser dyes in presence of singlet oxygen is explained using density functional theory...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210439/effect-of-endoactivator-and-er-cr-ysgg-laser-activation-of-qmix-as-final-endodontic-irrigant-on-sealer-penetration-a-confocal-microscopic-study
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Sarika Chaudhry, Sudha Yadav, Sangeeta Talwar, Mahesh Verma
BACKGROUND: Through chemomechanical debridement of the root canal is a primary requisite for successful endodontic therapy. Thus the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of using QmiX alone, QmiX with EndoActivator and QmiX with Er,Cr:YSGG laser for final irrigation on sealer penetration into the dentinal tubules. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 75 extracted human mandibular premolar teeth were treated with sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) irrigation. The samples were divided into 5 groups according to the final irrigation solution used: (1) 17% EDTA and 2...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207230/multicolored-emission-and-lasing-in-dcm-adamantane-plasma-nanocomposite-optical-films
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María Alcaire, Luis Cerdán, Fernando Lahoz Zamarro, Francisco Javier Aparicio, Juan Carlos-Gonzalez, Francisco Javier Ferrer, Ana Borras, Juan Pedro Espinós, Angel Barranco
We present a low-temperature versatile protocol for the fabrication of plasma nanocomposite thin films to act as tunable emitters and optical gain media. The films are obtained by the remote plasma-assisted deposition of a DCM 4-(dicyano-methylene)-2-methyl-6-(4-dimethylamino-styryl)-4H-pyran (DCM) laser dye alongside adamantane. The experimental parameters that determine the concentration of the dye in the films and their optical properties, including light absorption, the refractive index and luminescence, are evaluated...
February 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196296/age-related-reduction-of-dermal-fibroblast-size-up-regulates-multiple-matrix-metalloproteinases-as-observed-in-aged-human-skin-in-vivo
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Z Qin, R M Balimunkwe, T Quan
BACKGROUND: Fragmentation of collagen fibrils, the major structure protein in skin, is a hallmark of dermal aging. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are largely responsible for fragmentation of collagen fibrils. However, the alteration of all known mammalian MMPs and the mechanism underlying altered expression of MMPs in chronologically aged human skin are less understood. OBJECTIVES: To quantify gene expression of all 23 known mammalian MMPs in sun-protected young and aged human skin in vivo, and investigate the potential mechanism underlying age-related alteration of multiple MMPs...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194872/preparation-and-fluorescence-properties-of-perylenediimide-nanodispersions-having-a-one-dimensional-%C3%AF-staking-structure
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Shino Sasaki, Tsuyoshi Asahi, Shohei Higuchi
We prepared stable nanodispersions of a fluorescent perylenbisimide (PDI) derivative having long alkyl chains by nanosecond laser fragmentation of its microcrystalline powder in acetonitrile (ACN). The nanoparticles had cubic-like or rod shapes with a mean size of 100 nm, and they dispersed stably for longer than 1 month. The prepared nanobricks exhibited the absorption and fluorescence spectra characteristic to one-dimensional aggregates of co-facial stacking of PDI planes. Single particle fluorescence measurements demonstrated that nanobricks had a well-aligned structure of one-dimensional column of PDI...
February 14, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192300/efficiency-estimates-and-practical-aspects-of-an-optical-kerr-gate-for-time-resolved-luminescence-spectroscopy
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I Dmitruk, Ye Shynkarenko, A Dmytruk, D Aleksiuk, V Kadan, P Korenyuk, N Zubrilin, I Blonskiy
We report experience of assembling an optical Kerr gate setup at the Femtosecond Laser Center for collective use at the Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. This offers an inexpensive solution to the problem of time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy. Practical aspects of its design and alignment are discussed and its main characteristics are evaluated. Theoretical analysis and numerical estimates are performed to evaluate the efficiency and the response time of an optical Kerr gate setup for fluorescence spectroscopy with subpicosecond time resolution...
October 11, 2016: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192297/controlling-and-tracking-of-colloidal-nanostructures-through-two-photon-fluorescence
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Dipankar Mondal, Debabrata Goswami
Multiphoton absorbing dye-coated trapped spherical bead at the focal plane of femtosecond optical tweezers shows nonlinear optical (NLO) phenomena. One such NLO process of two-photon fluorescence (TPF) has been used for the background-free imaging of a femtosecond laser-trapping event. Due to the high peak powers of femtosecond laser pulses with low average powers, it is possible to not only trap single nanospheres, but encourage optically directed self-assembly. The TPF signatures of trapped particles show evidence of such a directed self-assembly process which, in turn, can provide information about the structural dynamics during the process of cluster formation...
October 7, 2016: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191657/prospective-open-label-rater-blinded-and-self-controlled-pilot-study-of-the-treatment-of-proliferating-superficial-infantile-hemangiomas-with-0-5-topical-timolol-cream-versus-595-nm-pulsed-dye-laser
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Hanru Ying, Yun Zou, Wenxin Yu, Yajing Qiu, Gang Ma, Lei Chang, Yifei Gu, Dongze Lyu, Xiaoxi Lin
Topical timolol and 595-nm pulsed dye laser (PDL) are both widely used in the treatment of superficial infantile hemangiomas (IH). However, to date, there is no reliable study comparing the therapeutic outcomes between the two treatment options. We designed the present study to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of timolol cream and PDL in the treatment of superficial proliferating IH. Twenty-one patients with superficial IH were included in the study. Each lesion was divided into two regions; one part was treated with 0...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191445/tunable-random-lasing-behavior-in-plasmonic-nanostructures
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Ashish Yadav, Liubiao Zhong, Jun Sun, Lin Jiang, Gary J Cheng, Lifeng Chi
Random lasing is desired in plasmonics nanostructures through surface plasmon amplification. In this study, tunable random lasing behavior was observed in dye molecules attached with Au nanorods (NRs), Au nanoparticles (NPs) and Au@Ag nanorods (NRs) respectively. Our experimental investigations showed that all nanostructures i.e., Au@AgNRs, AuNRs & AuNPs have intensive tunable spectral effects. The random lasing has been observed at excitation wavelength 532 nm and varying pump powers. The best random lasing properties were noticed in Au@AgNRs structure, which exhibits broad absorption spectrum, sufficiently overlapping with that of dye Rhodamine B (RhB)...
2017: Nano Converg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181222/systematic-review-of-laser-therapy-in-xanthelasma-palpebrarum
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REVIEW
Austin H Nguyen, Adam M Vaudreuil, Christopher J Huerter
Xanthelasma palpebrarum is a benign periorbital xanthoma with substantial cosmetic and psychosocial burden for patients. Treatment modalities should be considered based on efficacy as well as cosmetic outcome. Laser modalities in the treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum have not been comprehensively reviewed and discussed. Accordingly, this study seeks to systematically and critically review the available literature discussing laser treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum. PubMed was systematically reviewed for reports on laser therapy in the treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum...
March 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179979/flexible-gastro-intestinal-endoscopy-clinical-challenges-and-technical-achievements
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REVIEW
Niehls Kurniawan, Martin Keuchel
Flexible gastro-intestinal (GI) endoscopy is an integral diagnostic and therapeutic tool in clinical gastroenterology. High quality standards for safety, patients' comfort, and efficiency have already been achieved. Clinical challenges and technical approaches are discussed in this short review. Image enhanced endoscopy for further characterization of mucosal and vascular patterns includes dye-spray or virtual chromoendoscopy. For confocal laser endoscopy, endocytoscopy, and autofluorescence clinical value has not yet been finally evaluated...
2017: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166093/cutaneous-involvement-in-adult-multisystemic-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-successfully-treated-with-pulsed-dye-laser
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Ximena Calderón-Castrat, Monica Roncero-Riesco, María T Alonso-San Pablo, Ángel Santos-Briz, Emilia Fernández-López
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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