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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226913/low-power-operation-of-a-barometric-pressure-sensor-for-use-in-an-automatic-fall-detector
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Wei Lu, Changhong Wang, Michael C Stevens, Stephen J Redmond, Nigel H Lovell, Wei Lu, Changhong Wang, Michael C Stevens, Stephen J Redmond, Nigel H Lovell, Changhong Wang, Nigel H Lovell, Wei Lu, Stephen J Redmond, Michael C Stevens
The use of a barometric pressure sensor in a wearable fall detector has been shown to improve the detection accuracy by determining the altitude change associated with the fall event. However, the barometer is a high-power-consuming sensor. This paper proposes a fall detection approach using a hermetically sealed and waterproof enclosure incorporating a small window covered by a semi-permeable membrane (SPM) to delay the equilibrium of internal and external pressures. This feature can be utilized to limit the time the barometer is powered but still capturing critical pressure information to discriminate fall and non-fall events...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226266/parallel-artificial-liquid-membrane-extraction-of-new-psychoactive-substances-in-plasma-and-whole-blood
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Linda Vårdal, Hilde-Merete Askildsen, Astrid Gjelstad, Elisabeth Leere Øiestad, Hilde Marie Erøy Edvardsen, Stig Pedersen-Bjergaard
Parallel artificial liquid membrane extraction (PALME) was combined with ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS) and the potential for screening of new psychoactive substances (NPS) was investigated for the first time. PALME was performed in 96-well format comprising a donor plate, a supported liquid membrane (SLM), and an acceptor plate. Uncharged NPS were extracted from plasma or whole blood, across an organic SLM, and into an aqueous acceptor solution, facilitated by a pH gradient...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225722/efficacy-of-the-inverted-internal-limiting-membrane-flap-technique-with-vitrectomy-for-retinal-detachment-associated-with-myopic-macular-holes
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Ryo Baba, Yoshihiro Wakabayashi, Kazuhiko Umazume, Tomoaki Ishikawa, Hiromichi Yagi, Daisuke Muramatsu, Hiroshi Goto
PURPOSE: To evaluate the anatomical and functional outcome of the inverted internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap technique with vitrectomy for retinal detachment associated with macular hole (MHRD) in highly myopic eyes. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, 21 eyes with MHRD that underwent vitrectomy with conventional ILM peeling (ILM-peeling group, n = 11) or the inverted ILM flap technique (ILM flap group, n = 10) combined with C3F8 tamponade were enrolled in this study...
March 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225721/superficial-foveal-avascular-zone-determined-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-before-and-after-macular-hole-surgery
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Takayuki Baba, Masato Kakisu, Tomohiro Nizawa, Toshiyuki Oshitari, Shuichi Yamamoto
PURPOSE: To determine the size of the superficial foveal avascular zone (FAZ) by optical coherence tomography angiography before and after surgery for an idiopathic macular hole. METHODS: A retrospective, observational case series, in which 16 eyes of 16 patients with an idiopathic macular hole were studied. Pars plana vitrectomy was performed with internal limiting membrane peeling. The foveal retinal vasculature was examined by optical coherence tomography angiography, and the area of the superficial FAZ was determined before, and at 1 and 3 months after the surgery...
March 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221260/double-arcuate-relaxing-retinotomy-for-a-large-macular-hole
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Murat Karacorlu, Isil Sayman Muslubas, Mumin Hocaoglu, Serra Arf, Mehmet Giray Ersoz
PURPOSE: To describe double arcuate relaxing retinotomy as an alternative surgical technique in a case with a secondary large macular hole. METHODS: The management of a patient who developed a large macular hole and macular tractional rhegmatogenous retinal detachment after pars plana vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy was retrospectively assessed. Despite surgical procedures, such as dissection of a preretinal membrane from the retina and peeling of the retinal internal limiting membrane, the macular hole could not be closed...
February 17, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220252/long-term-surgical-outcomes-of-the-inverted-internal-limiting-membrane-flap-technique-in-highly-myopic-macular-hole-retinal-detachment
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Taiga Kinoshita, Yasutaka Onoda, Takatoshi Maeno
BACKGROUND: Pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) procedures are used for the surgical treatment of macular hole retinal detachment (MHRD) associated with high myopia. Re-detachment of the retina has been reported in MHRD associated with high myopia. Our aim was to evaluate the 1-year outcomes of vitrectomy, performed using an inverted internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap technique with gas tamponade, in five cases of MHRD associated with high myopia. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of medical records of five consecutive cases of highly myopic MHRD...
February 20, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218331/ultrafast-photochemistry-of-the-bc1-complex
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Marten H Vos, Brandon J Reeder, Fevzi Daldal, Ursula Liebl
We present a full investigation of ultrafast light-induced events in the membraneous cytochrome bc1 complex by transient absorption spectroscopy. This energy-transducing complex harbors four redox-active components per monomer: heme c1, two 6-coordinate b-hemes and a [2Fe-2S] cluster. Using excitation of these components in different ratios under various excitation conditions, probing in the full visible range and under three well-defined redox conditions, we demonstrate that for all ferrous hemes of the complex photodissociation of axial ligands takes place and that they rebind in 5-7 ps, as in other 6-coordinate heme proteins, including cytoglobin, which is included as a reference in this study...
February 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212005/stimuli-responsive-polymersomes-for-biomedical-applications
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Xiuli Hu, Yuqi Zhang, Zhigang Xie, Xiabin Jing, Adriano Bellotti, Zhen Gu
Polymersomes, the structural analogues of liposomes, are hollow structures enclosed by a bilayer membrane made from amphiphilic copolymers. Polymersomes have been proposed to mimic the structure and properties of cellular membranes and viral capsids. Excellent robustness and stability, chemical versatility for tunable membrane properties and surface functionalization make polymersomes attractive candidates for drug delivery, diagnostic imaging, nanoreactor vessels, and artificial organelles. In further biomimetic strategies, stimuli-responsive polymersomes that can recognize various external physical or internal biological environmental stimuli and conduct "on demand" release in dose-, spatial-, and temporal-controlled fashions have been widely developed...
February 17, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211116/ac-dielectrophoretic-manipulation-and-electroporation-of-vaccinia-virus-using-carbon-nanoelectrode-arrays
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Foram Ranjeet Madiyar, Sherry Basset, Omer Farooq, Stefan Rothenburg, Christopher Culbertson, Jun Li
This paper reports the capture and detection of vaccinia virus particles based on AC dielectrophoresis (DEP) and electrochemical impedance measurements employing an embedded vertically aligned carbon nanofiber (VACNF) nanoelectrode array (NEA) versus a macroscopic indium-tin-oxide (ITO) transparent electrode in a "points-and-lid" configuration. The nano-DEP device was fabricated by bonding two SU-8 covered electrodes patterned using photolithography. The bottom electrode contains a 200 × 200 μm(2) active region on a randomly distributed NEA and the top electrode contains a microfluidic channel in SU-8 spin-coated on ITO to guide the flow of the virus solution...
February 17, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207738/testing-the-limits-of-gradient-sensing
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Vinal Lakhani, Timothy C Elston
The ability to detect a chemical gradient is fundamental to many cellular processes. In multicellular organisms gradient sensing plays an important role in many physiological processes such as wound healing and development. Unicellular organisms use gradient sensing to move (chemotaxis) or grow (chemotropism) towards a favorable environment. Some cells are capable of detecting extremely shallow gradients, even in the presence of significant molecular-level noise. For example, yeast have been reported to detect pheromone gradients as shallow as 0...
February 16, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207608/effects-of-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-combined-with-removal-of-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane-a-systematic-review-of-literature-and-meta-analysis
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Kunihiro Azuma, Takashi Ueta, Shuichiro Eguchi, Makoto Aihara
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects on postoperative prognosis of internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling in conjunction with removal of idiopathic epiretinal membranes (ERMs). METHODS: MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and EMBASE were systematically searched for studies that compared ILM peeling with no ILM peeling in surgery to remove idiopathic ERM. Outcome measures were best-corrected visual acuity, central macular thickness, and ERM recurrence...
February 15, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198716/incidence-of-cannula-associated-deep-vein-thrombosis-after-veno-venous-ecmo
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Jay Menaker, Ali Tabatabai, Raymond Rector, Katelyn Dolly, Joseph Kufera, Eugenia Lee, Zachary Kon, Pablo Sanchez, Si Pham, Daniel L Herr, Michael Mazzeffi, Ronald P Rabinowitz, James V OʼConnor, Deborah M Stein, Thomas M Scalea
Limited literature regarding the incidence of cannula associated deep vein thrombosis (CaDVT) following veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) exists. The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence of post decannulation CaDVT and identify any associated risk factors. Forty eight patients were admitted between August 2014 and January 2016 to the Lung Rescue Unit were included in the study. Protocolized anticoagulation levels (partial thromboplastin time 45-55 second) and routine post decannulation DVT screening were in place during the study period...
February 13, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195623/internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-by-23-gauge-endoscopy-for-macular-hole-retinal-detachment-in-a-pathological-myopic-eye
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Yiqi Chen, Lijun Shen, Shixin Zhao, Lin Wang, Changbiao Xu
Endoscopic vitrectomy can uniquely circumvent anterior segment opacities and is applied to a wide spectrum of retina diseases with media opacities. However, endoscopic internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling has not been described. The authors present one case of a retinal detachment caused by a macular hole in a pathological myopic eye combined with severe keratoleukoma. The 1-year outcome after 23-gauge endoscopic ILM peeling was good. This case report demonstrates that ILM peeling with a 23-gauge endoscope, which requires subtle and difficult macular manipulation, is feasible and effectively treats macular holes complicated with anterior segment opacities...
February 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188686/toxic-effects-of-tio2-nanoparticles-in-primary-cultured-rat-sertoli-cells-are-mediated-via-a-dysregulated-ca-2-pkc-p38-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-cascade
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Lingqun Ye, Fashui Hong, Xiao Ze, Lingjuan Li, Yaoming Zhou, Yuguan Ze
Although numerous studies have demonstrated that titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) can be accumulated in various animal organs and can cause toxicity, there is currently only limited data regarding reproductive toxicity especially on the toxic mechanisms of TiO2 NPs in Sertoli cells. In order to investigate the mechanism of reproductive toxicity, primary cultured rat Sertoli cells were exposed to 5, 15 or 30 μg/ml TiO2 NPs for 24 h, and TiO2 NPs internalization, expression of PKC (p-PKC) and p38 MAPK (p-p38 MAPK) as well as calcium homeostasis were examined...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180033/platform-independent-cirrus-and-spectralis-thickness-measurements-in-eyes-with-diabetic-macular-edema-using-fully-automated-software
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Alex S Willoughby, Stephanie J Chiu, Rachel K Silverman, Sina Farsiu, Clare Bailey, Henry E Wiley, Frederick L Ferris, Glenn J Jaffe
PURPOSE: We determine whether the automated segmentation software, Duke Optical Coherence Tomography Retinal Analysis Program (DOCTRAP), can measure, in a platform-independent manner, retinal thickness on Cirrus and Spectralis spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME) under treatment in a clinical trial. METHODS: Automatic segmentation software was used to segment the internal limiting membrane (ILM), inner retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), and Bruch's membrane (BM) in SD-OCT images acquired by Cirrus and Spectralis commercial systems, from the same eye, on the same day during a clinical interventional DME trial...
February 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168133/chronic-traumatic-giant-macular-hole-repair-with-autologous-platelets
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Mircea Coca, Fuad Makkouk, Renata Picciani, Bernard Godley, Ahmed Elkeeb
We report on the closure of a chronic posttraumatic giant macular hole. The patient presented with decreased vision in the left eye following blunt trauma 20 years prior. His dilated fundus examination revealed a 3000 um base-diameter full thickness macular hole. Surgical repair was performed with pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), internal limiting membrane peeling and autologous platelet concentrate (APC) injected over the macular hole. At one month follow-up, the macular hole had closed on exam and optical coherence tomography (OCT), and the patient reported subjective visual improvement...
January 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166160/predictive-factors-for-development-of-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Serena Fragiotta, Tommaso Rossi, Alessandro Cutini, Pier L Grenga, Enzo M Vingolo
PURPOSE: To investigate the risk factors predictive for the development of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NVAMD) by means of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS: Retrospective study of 73 eyes graded Stage 2 and Stage 3 according to the AMD International Grading System with minimum follow-up of 24 months. Drusenoid pigment epithelial detachment, hyperreflective foci, external limiting membrane, inner ellipsoid band, and retinal pigment epithelium integrity were analyzed at baseline and last follow-up...
February 3, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161828/macular-hole-closure-patterns-associated-with-different-internal-limiting-membrane-flap-techniques
#18
Tommaso Rossi, Aldo Gelso, Ciro Costagliola, Carlandrea Trillo, Annalisa Costa, Carlo Gesualdo, Guido Ripandelli
PURPOSE: To compare the anatomic and functional outcome of two variants of the inverted internal limiting membrane (I-ILM) flap technique for idiopathic macular holes (IMH) larger than 400 µm. METHODS: Twenty-seven consecutive patients undergoing PPV for IMH were randomly assigned to different variants of I-ILM technique: the Cover group included 14 patients in which the I-ILM was folded upside-down over the MH as a single layer while the Fill group enrolled 13 patients in which the I-ILM was folded within the MH in multiple layers...
February 4, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155846/rationalizing-the-permeation-of-polar-antibiotics-into-gram-negative-bacteria
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Mariano Andrea Scorciapino, Silvia Acosta-Gutierrez, Dehbia Benkerrou, Tommaso D'Agostino, Giuliano Malloci, Susruta Samanta, Igor Bodrenko, Matteo Ceccarelli
The increasing level of antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria, together with the lack of new potential drug scaffolds in the pipeline, make the problem of infectious diseases a global challenge for modern medicine. The main reason that Gram-negative bacteria are particularly challenging is the presence of an outer cell-protecting membrane, which is not present in Gram-positive species. Such an asymmetric bilayer is a highly effective barrier for polar molecules. Several protein systems are expressed in the outer membrane to control the internal concentration of both nutrients and noxious species, in particular: (i) water-filled channels that modulate the permeation of polar molecules and ions according to concentration gradients, and (ii) efflux pumps to actively expel toxic compounds...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153495/efficient-internalization-of-tat-peptide-in-zwitterionic-dopc-phospholipid-membrane-revealed-by-neutron-diffraction
#20
Xiaochao Chen, Shutao Liu, Bruno Deme, Viviana Cristiglio, Drew Marquardt, Richard Weller, Pingfan Rao, Yunqiang Wang, Jeremy Bradshaw
The aim of this study is to investigate the interactions between TAT peptides and a neutral DOPC bilayer by using neutron lamellar diffraction. The distribution of TAT peptides and the perturbation of water distribution across the DOPC bilayer were revealed. When compared to our previous study on an anionic DOPC/DOPS bilayer (X. Chen et al., Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013. 1828 (8), 1982-1988), a much deeper insertion of TAT peptides was found in the hydrophobic core of DOPC bilayer at a depth of 6.0Å from the center of the bilayer, a position close to the double bond of fatty acyl chain...
January 31, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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