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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346542/unusual-behaviour-of-phototrophic-picoplankton-in-turbid-waters
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Boglárka Somogyi, Károly Pálffy, Katalin V-Balogh, Zoltán Botta-Dukát, Lajos Vörös
Autotrophic picoplankton (APP) abundance and contribution to phytoplankton biomass was studied in Hungarian shallow lakes to test the effect of inorganic turbidity determining the size distribution of the phytoplankton. The studied lakes displayed wide turbidity (TSS: 4-2250 mg l-1) and phytoplankton biomass (chlorophyll a: 1-460 μg l-1) range, as well as APP abundance (0 and 100 million cells ml-1) and contribution (0-100%) to total phytoplankton biomass. Inorganic turbidity had a significant effect on the abundance and contribution of APP, resulting in higher values compared to other freshwater lakes with the same phytoplankton biomass...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345418/a-coaxial-dual-element-focused-ultrasound-probe-for-guidance-of-epidural-catheterization
#2
Guo-Chung Dong, Li-Chen Chiu, Chien-Kun Ting, Jia-Ruei Hsu, Chih-Chung Huang, Yin Chang, Gin-Shin Chen
Ultrasound guidance for epidural block has improved clinical blind-trial problems but the design of present ultrasonic probes poses operating difficulty of ultrasound-guided catheterization, increasing the failure rate. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel ultrasonic probe to avoid needle contact with vertebral bone during epidural catheterization. The probe has a central circular passage for needle insertion. Two focused annular transducers are deployed around the passage for on-axis guidance. A 17-gauge insulated Tuohy needle containing the self-developed fiber-optic-modified stylet was inserted into the back of the anesthetized pig, in the lumbar region under the guidance of our ultrasonic probe...
March 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344679/the-effects-of-test-trial-and-processing-level-on-immediate-and-delayed-retention
#3
Sau Hou Chang
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of test trial and processing level on immediate and delayed retention. A 2 × 2 × 2 mixed ANOVAs was used with two between-subject factors of test trial (single test, repeated test) and processing level (shallow, deep), and one within-subject factor of final recall (immediate, delayed). Seventy-six college students were randomly assigned first to the single test (studied the stimulus words three times and took one free-recall test) and the repeated test trials (studied the stimulus words once and took three consecutive free-recall tests), and then to the shallow processing level (asked whether each stimulus word was presented in capital letter or in small letter) and the deep processing level (whether each stimulus word belonged to a particular category) to study forty stimulus words...
March 2017: Europe's journal of psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343927/palatal-radicular-groove-morphology-of-the-maxillary-incisors-a-case-series-report
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Xuelian Tan, Lan Zhang, Wei Zhou, Yan Li, Jiali Ning, Xi Chen, Dongzhe Song, Xuedong Zhou, Dingming Huang
INTRODUCTION: Teeth with a palatal radicular groove are challenging to diagnose, treat, and save. We classified this condition using cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) cross-sectional configurations combined with radiographic and morphologic observations during an intentional replantation procedure to identify and analyze the characteristics of palatal radicular grooves comprehensively as a reference for diagnosis, treatment planning, and prognosis evaluation of this condition. METHODS: Eight cases with palatal radicular grooves present in permanent maxillary incisors were investigated by radiography and CBCT imaging before intentional replantation...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343360/tsunami-run-up-and-inundation-along-the-coast-of-sabah-and-sarawak-malaysia-due-to-a-potential-brunei-submarine-mass-failure
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Wai Kiat Tan, Su Yean Teh, Hock Lye Koh
Submarine landslides, also known as submarine mass failures (SMFs), are major natural marine disasters that could critically damage coastal facilities such as nuclear power plants and oil and gas platforms. It is therefore essential to investigate submarine landslides for potential tsunami hazard assessment. Three-dimensional seismic data from offshore Brunei have revealed a giant seabed mass deposited by a previous SMF. The submarine mass extends over 120 km from the continental slope of the Baram Canyon at 200 m water depth to the deep basin floor of the Northwest Borneo Trough...
March 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342342/radon-concentration-distributions-in-shallow-and-deep-groundwater-around-the-tachikawa-fault-zone
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Fumiaki Tsunomori, Tomoya Shimodate, Tomoki Ide, Hidemi Tanaka
Groundwater radon concentrations around the Tachikawa fault zone were surveyed. The radon concentrations in shallow groundwater samples around the Tachikawa fault segment are comparable to previous studies. The characteristics of the radon concentrations on both sides of the segment are considered to have changed in response to the decrease in groundwater recharge caused by urbanization on the eastern side of the segment. The radon concentrations in deep groundwater samples collected around the Naguri and the Tachikawa fault segments are the same as those of shallow groundwater samples...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341956/improvement-on-the-neo-umbilicoplasty-technique-and-review-of-the-literature
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Valderi Vieira da Silva Júnior, Francis Régis Soares de Sousa
INTRODUCTION: The umbilicus is an important component of body esthetics, and its absence or dysmorphia may give rise to psychological discomfort, making it a common concern in surgical planning. Many techniques of umbilicus reconstruction have been proposed, each with its own limitations in terms of esthetics, risk of stenosis or final positioning. Reconstruction techniques may involve skin grafting, cartilage, purse-string suture and flaps. One of the most promising approaches is scarless neo-umbilicoplasty...
March 24, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341831/the-relationship-between-retinal-nerve-fibre-layer-thickness-profiles-and-corvisst-tonometry-measured-biomechanical-properties-in-young-healthy-subjects
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Masato Matsuura, Hiroshi Murata, Shunsuke Nakakura, Yoshitaka Nakao, Takehiro Yamashita, Kazunori Hirasawa, Yuri Fujino, Yoshiaki Kiuchi, Ryo Asaoka
We previously reported that a shallow circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (cpRNFL) peak angle as measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT) suggests the temporal retina is stretched around the optic disc from the papillo-macular bundle (Yamashita T et al. Investigative Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2013). The purpose of the current study was to investigate the relationship between CorvisST tonometry (CST) corneal measurements, axial length (AL) and the change in OCT-measured cpRNFL peak angle, in young healthy subjects...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340178/morphometric-covariation-between-palatal-shape-and-skeletal-pattern-in-class-ii-growing-subjects
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Valeria Paoloni, Roberta Lione, Francesca Farisco, Demetrios J Halazonetis, Lorenzo Franchi, Paola Cozza
Objectives: To evaluate the patterns of covariation between palatal and craniofacial morphology in Class II subjects in the early mixed dentition by means of geometric morphometrics. Methods: A cross-sectional sample of 85 Class II subjects (44 females, 41 males; mean age 8.7 years ± 0.8) was collected retrospectively according to the following inclusion criteria: European ancestry (white), Class II skeletal relationship, Class II division 1 dental relationship, early mixed dentition, and prepubertal skeletal maturation...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339108/very-high-energy-electron-vhee-beams-in-radiation-therapy-treatment-plan-comparison-between-vhee-vmat-and-ppbs
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Emil Schüler, Kjell Eriksson, Elin Hynning, Steven L Hancock, Susan M Hiniker, Magdalena Bazalova-Carter, Tony Wong, Quynh-Thu Le, Billy W Loo, Peter G Maxim
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of very high energy electron beams (VHEE) beams in comparison to clinically derived treatment plans generated with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and proton pencil beam scanning (PPBS) technology. We developed a custom optimization script that could be applied automatically across modalities to eliminate operator bias during IMRT optimization. METHODS: Four clinical cases were selected (prostate cancer, lung cancer, pediatric brain tumor, and head and neck cancer (HNC))...
March 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338978/isotope-signals-and-anatomical-features-in-tree-rings-suggest-a-role-for-hydraulic-strategies-in-diffuse-drought-induced-die-back-of-pinus-nigra
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Laura Petrucco, Andrea Nardini, Georg von Arx, Matthias Saurer, Paolo Cherubini
The 2003 and 2012 summer seasons were among the warmest and driest of the last 200 years over southeastern Europe, and in particular in the Karst region (northeastern Italy). Starting from winter-spring 2013, several black pines (Pinus nigra J.F. Arnold) suffered crown die-back. Declining trees occurred nearby individuals with no signs of die-back, raising hypotheses about the occurrence of individual-specific hydraulic strategies underlying different responses to extreme drought. We investigated possible processes driving black pine decline by dendrochronological and wood anatomical measurements, coupled with analysis of tree-ring carbon (δ13C) and oxygen (δ18O) isotopic composition in healthy trees (H) and trees suffering die-back (D)...
March 17, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337991/contrasting-influences-of-aerosols-on-cloud-properties-during-deficient-and-abundant-monsoon-years
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Nitin Patil, Prashant Dave, Chandra Venkataraman
Direct aerosol radiative forcing facilitates the onset of Indian monsoon rainfall, based on synoptic scale fast responses acting over timescales of days to a month. Here, we examine relationships between aerosols and coincident clouds over the Indian subcontinent, using observational data from 2000 to 2009, from the core monsoon region. Season mean and daily timescales were considered. The correlation analyses of cloud properties with aerosol optical depth revealed that deficient monsoon years were characterized by more frequent and larger decreases in cloud drop size and ice water path, but increases in cloud top pressure, with increases in aerosol abundance...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337904/shallow-acceptor-state-in-mg-doped-cualo2-and-its-effect-on-electrical-and-optical-properties-an-experimental-and-first-principles-study
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Ruijian Liu, Yongfeng Li, Bin Yao, Zhanhui Ding, Yuhong Jiang, Lei Meng, Rui Deng, Ligong Zhang, Zhenzhong Zhang, Haifeng Zhao, Lei Liu
Shallow acceptor states in Mg-doped CuAlO2 and their effect on structural, electrical and optical properties are investigated by combining first-principles calculations and experiments. First-principles calculations demonstrate that Mg substituting Al site in CuAlO2 plays a role of shallow acceptor and has a low formation energy, suggesting that Mg doping can increase hole concentration and improve conductivity of CuAlO2. Hall effect measurements indicates that the hole concentration of Mg-doped CuAlO2 thin film is two orders of magnitude higher than that of undoped CuAlO2...
March 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336610/vertically-extensive-and-unstable-magmatic-systems-a-unified-view-of-igneous-processes
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Katharine V Cashman, R Stephen J Sparks, Jonathan D Blundy
Volcanoes are an expression of their underlying magmatic systems. Over the past three decades, the classical focus on upper crustal magma chambers has expanded to consider magmatic processes throughout the crust. A transcrustal perspective must balance slow (plate tectonic) rates of melt generation and segregation in the lower crust with new evidence for rapid melt accumulation in the upper crust before many volcanic eruptions. Reconciling these observations is engendering active debate about the physical state, spatial distribution, and longevity of melt in the crust...
March 24, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336052/does-reef-structure-affect-oyster-food-resources-a-stable-isotope-assessment
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Brittany N Blomberg, Benoit Lebreton, Terence A Palmer, Gaël Guillou, Jennifer Beseres Pollack, Paul A Montagna
As ecosystem engineers, oysters create and maintain structured habitat and can influence trophodynamics and benthic-pelagic coupling in the surrounding landscape. The physical reef structure and associated biotic parameters can affect the availability of food resources for oysters. Oysters and potential composite food sources - suspended particulate organic matter (SPOM) and surface sediment organic matter (SSOM) - were assessed using a dual stable isotope (δ(13)C, δ(15)N) approach at three reef types (natural, restored, and unconsolidated) seasonally for two years to determine if changes in physical and/or biotic parameters affected the relative availability and/or use of food resources by oysters...
March 11, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333399/evaluation-of-surface-roughness-characteristics-using-atomic-force-microscopy-and-inspection-of-microhardness-following-resin-infiltration-with-icon-%C3%A2
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Elif Beril Gurdogan, Didem Ozdemir-Ozenen, Nuket Sandalli
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the surface roughness via atomic force microscopy (AFM) as well as to evaluate the microhardness values of Icon(®) in comparison with sound and demineralized enamel in a large subject group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Enamel samples were prepared from sound bovine incisors and randomly allocated into either AFM (n = 60) or microhardness (n = 60) groups. The AFM group was divided into control (n = 30) and Icon(®) (n = 30) subgroups...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332930/vertical-profiling-and-modelling-of-e-coli-decay-in-a-shallow-maturation-pond-operating-in-a-tropical-climate
#17
Daniel F C Dias, Marcos von Sperling
Maturation ponds are excellent natural treatment systems for disinfecting domestic wastewater from pathogenic bacteria because of great sunlight exposure through depth and high pH and DO values within its environment, all of which are important factors for disinfection. E. coli removal is higher closer to the surface of the pond and proceeds to decrease due to the limited amount of sunlight penetrating through deeper depths. In order to quantify the decay coefficients (Kb) of E. coli in a shallow maturation pond, quartz vessels were used to create isolated batch experiments and submerged at different depths inside the pond during different periods of the day (morning and afternoon)...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332469/marrying-step-feed-with-clarifier-improvements-increase-wet-weather-capacity-integrated-methodology
#18
Glen T Daigger John S Siczka Thomas F Smith David A Frank J A McCorquodale
The need to increase the peak wet weather secondary treatment capacity of the City of Akron, OH, Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) provided the opportunity to test an integrated methodology for maximizing the peak wet weather secondary treatment capacity of activated sludge systems. An initial investigation, consisting of process modeling of the secondary treatment system and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of the existing relatively shallow secondary clarifiers (3.3 and 3.7 m sidewater depth in 30...
March 22, 2017: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331587/a-simple-fast-and-repeatable-survey-method-for-underwater-visual-3d-benthic-mapping-and-monitoring
#19
Oscar Pizarro, Ariell Friedman, Mitch Bryson, Stefan B Williams, Joshua Madin
Visual 3D reconstruction techniques provide rich ecological and habitat structural information from underwater imagery. However, an unaided swimmer or diver struggles to navigate precisely over larger extents with consistent image overlap needed for visual reconstruction. While underwater robots have demonstrated systematic coverage of areas much larger than the footprint of a single image, access to suitable robotic systems is limited and requires specialized operators. Furthermore, robots are poor at navigating hydrodynamic habitats such as shallow coral reefs...
March 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331402/diversity-and-distribution-of-polyphagan-water-beetles-coleoptera-in-the-lake-st-lucia-system-south-africa
#20
Matthew S Bird, David T Bilton, Renzo Perissinotto
Water beetles belonging to the suborder Polyphaga vary greatly in larval and adult ecologies, and fulfil important functional roles in shallow-water ecosystems by processing plant material, scavenging and through predation. This study investigates the species richness and composition of aquatic polyphagan assemblages in and around the St Lucia estuarine lake (South Africa), within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A total of 32 sites were sampled over three consecutive collection trips between 2013 and 2015...
2017: ZooKeys
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