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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514896/-snare-ride-a-bailout-technique-to-catheterize-target-vessels-with-unfriendly-anatomy-in-branched-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Marcelo Ferreira, Athanasios Katsargyris, Eduardo Rodrigues, Diego Ferreira, Rodrigo Cunha, Guilherme Bicalho, Gustavo Oderich, Eric L G Verhoeven
PURPOSE: To describe a novel endovascular bailout technique for successful completion of target vessel stenting during branched stent-graft repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) after encountering difficulties with standard catheterization techniques. TECHNIQUE: Technical difficulties when using fenestrated and branched grafts should be expected, especially in difficult anatomy or when an off-the-shelf device (eg, standard 4-branch device) is used that does not perfectly "match" the anatomy...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502552/bifurcated-bifurcated-aneurysm-repair-is-a-novel-technique-to-repair-infrarenal-aortic-aneurysms-in-the-setting-of-iliac-aneurysms
#2
Susanna Hewon Shin, Benjamin Ware Starnes
BACKGROUND: Up to 40% of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) have coexistent iliac artery aneurysms (IAAs). In the past, successful endovascular repair required internal iliac artery (IIA) embolization, which can lead to pelvic or buttock ischemia. This study describes a technique that uses a readily available solution with a minimally altered off-the-shelf bifurcated graft in the IAA to maintain IIA perfusion. METHODS: From August 2009 to May 2015, 14 patients with AAAs and coexisting IAAs underwent repair with a bifurcated-bifurcated approach...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482943/teaching-an-old-material-new-tricks-easy-and-inexpensive-focused-ion-beam-fib-sample-protection-using-conductive-polymers
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Joshua A Taillon, Valery Ray, Lourdes G Salamanca-Riba
This letter describes an innovative spin-coating system, built from off-the-shelf components, that can easily and inexpensively be integrated into any laboratory environment. Combined with a liquid suspension of conductive polymer, such a "rotary coater" enables simple coating of planar samples to create a physical protective barrier on the sample surface. This barrier aids in charge dissipation during scanning electron microscope and focused ion beam (FIB) imaging and provides wide-scale protection of the sample surface from ion bombardment during FIB imaging and gas-assisted deposition...
May 9, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479354/lyophilization-cycle-design-for-dual-chamber-cartridges-and-a-method-for-online-process-control-the-dcc-lyomate-procedure
#4
Christoph Korpus, Wolfgang Frieß
Freeze-Drying process design is a challenging task that necessitates a profound understanding of the complex interrelation between critical process parameters (e.g. shelf temperature and chamber pressure), heat transfer characteristics of the involved materials (e.g. product containers and holder devices) and critical quality attributes of the product (e.g. collapse temperatures). The Dual Chamber Cartridge "(DCC) LyoMate" (from lyophilization and automated), is a manometric temperature measurement (MTM) -based process control strategy that was developed within this study to streamline this complicated task...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472328/flexible-mediation-analysis-with-multiple-mediators
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Johan Steen, Tom Loeys, Beatrijs Moerkerke, Stijn Vansteelandt
The advent of counterfactual-based mediation analysis has triggered enormous progress on how, and under what assumptions, one may disentangle path-specific effects upon combining arbitrary (possibly nonlinear) models for mediator and outcome. However, current developments have largely focused on single mediators because required identification assumptions prohibit simple extensions to settings with multiple mediators that may depend on one another. In this article, we propose a procedure for obtaining fine-grained decompositions that may still be recovered from the data in such complex settings...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453546/improved-approximation-of-spatial-light-distribution
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David Kaljun, Tina Novak, Janez Žerovnik
The rapid worldwide evolution of LEDs as light sources has brought new challenges, which means that new methods are needed and new algorithms have to be developed. Since the majority of LED luminaries are of the multi-source type, established methods for the design of light engines cannot be used in the design of LED light engines. This is because in the latter case what is involved is not just the design of a good reflector or projector lens, but the design of several lenses which have to work together in order to achieve satisfactory results...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441330/real-time-telemetry-system-for-monitoring-motion-of-ships-based-on-inertial-sensors
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José M Núñez, Marta G Araújo, I García-Tuñón
A telemetry system for real-time monitoring of the motions, position, speed and course of a ship at sea is presented in this work. The system, conceived as a subsystem of a radar cross-section measurement unit, could also be used in other applications as ships dynamics characterization, on-board cranes, antenna stabilizers, etc. This system was designed to be stand-alone, reliable, easy to deploy, low-cost and free of requirements related to stabilization procedures. In order to achieve such a unique combination of functionalities, we have developed a telemetry system based on redundant inertial and magnetic sensors and GPS (Global Positioning System) measurements...
April 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416826/-surgical-technique-and-early-clinical-outcomes-of-direct-anterior-approach-to-total-hip-arthroplasty
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M Lv, J Q Zhang, X S Wang, Y Huang, W Li, C Y Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical technique of direct anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty and to report the early clinical outcomes. METHODS: A series of 100 consecutive, unselected patients who had 116 primary total hip arthroplasty surgeries (16 bilateral) done through direct anterior approach from March 11 2015 to June 21 2016 was reviewed. There were 50 male patients and 50 female patients. The average patient age was 51 years, and the average body mass index was 24...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378000/revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-using-a-custom-tantalum-implant-in-a-patient-following-multiple-failed-revisions
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Colin A McNamara, Raúl G Gösthe, Preetesh D Patel, Kristopher C Sanders, Gustavo Huaman, Juan C Suarez
The number of revision total knee arthroplasty procedures performed annually is increasing and, subsequently, so is the number of patients presenting following a failed revision. Rerevising a total knee arthroplasty after one or more failed revision procedures presents many challenges, including diminished bone stock for prosthetic fixation. "Off the shelf" implants may not offer the best alternative for reconstruction. We present the case of a 55-year-old patient who required a rerevision total knee arthroplasty following multiple failed revisions with severe femoral and tibia bone loss...
March 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376313/validation-of-fermentation-and-processing-procedures-for-the-commercial-scale-production-of-a-live-attenuated-edwardsiella-ictaluri-vaccine-for-use-in-channel-catfish-aquaculture
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Terrence E Greenway, Todd S Byars, Robert B Elliot, Xixuan Jin, Matt J Griffin, David J Wise
Mortality associated with Edwardsiella ictaluri infection is a serious impediment to the commercial production of fingerling Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus. A patented, live, attenuated, orally delivered vaccine has been developed that offers exceptional protection against E. ictaluri infection in both laboratory and small-scale pond trials. Further vaccine development is contingent on the successful completion of large-scale field trials that accurately reflect industry conditions. This current work focuses on the validation of fermentation protocols and the optimization of downstream processing procedures to produce sufficient quantities of vaccine to conduct commercial-scale field trials...
June 2017: Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374492/in-vitro-laser-fenestration-of-aortic-stent-grafts-a-qualitative-analysis-under-scanning-electron-microscope
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Jing Lin, Naval Udgiri, Robert Guidoin, Jean Panneton, Xiaoning Guan, Maxime Guillemette, Lu Wang, Jia Du, Dajie Zhu, Mark Nutley, Ze Zhang
In situ fenestration of stent-grafts allows patients with life threatening aortic pathologies to be amenable to emergent "off the shelf indications for use" percutaneous treatments as a bail out technique. Three types of aortic stent-grafts were subjected to laser fenestration in a physiological saline solution followed by balloon angioplasty using 8, 10 or 12 mm in diameter noncompliant balloons. The morphology and the size of fenestrations were observed under optical and scanning electron microscopy. The damage to the fabrics was analyzed and quantified...
November 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366305/off-the-shelf-multibranched-endograft-for-urgent-endovascular-repair-of-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Enrico Gallitto, Mauro Gargiulo, Antonio Freyrie, Rodolfo Pini, Chiara Mascoli, Stefano Ancetti, Gianluca Faggioli, Andrea Stella
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to report early and midterm results of endovascular repair of urgent thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) by the off-the-shelf multibranched Zenith t-Branch endograft (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind). METHODS: Between January 2014 and April 2016, all patients with urgent TAAAs (asymptomatic with diameter >8 cm, symptomatic, or ruptured TAAAs) and aortoiliac anatomic feasibility underwent endovascular repair by t-Branch and were prospectively enrolled...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357920/investigation-of-the-sensitivity-of-transmission-raman-spectroscopy-for-polymorph-detection-in-pharmaceutical-tablets
#13
Hanzhou Feng, Robert W Bondi, Carl A Anderson, James K Drennen, Benoît Igne
Polymorph detection is critical for ensuring pharmaceutical product quality in drug substances exhibiting polymorphism. Conventional analytical techniques such as X-ray powder diffraction and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance are utilized primarily for characterizing the presence and identity of specific polymorphs in a sample. These techniques have encountered challenges in analyzing the constitution of polymorphs in the presence of other components commonly found in pharmaceutical dosage forms. Laborious sample preparation procedures are usually required to achieve satisfactory data interpretability...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319799/occurrence-of-hepatitis-a-and-e-and-norovirus-gi-and-gii-in-ready-to-eat-vegetables-in-italy
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V Terio, M Bottaro, E Pavoni, M N Losio, A Serraino, F Giacometti, V Martella, A Mottola, A Di Pinto, G Tantillo
Fresh vegetables and their ready-to-eat (RTE) salads have become increasingly recognized as potential vehicles for foodborne diseases. The EU Reg. 1441/2007 establishes microbiological criteria for bacterial pathogens for products placed on the market during their shelf-life (i.e. Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes) for pre-cut fruits and vegetables (RTE) whilst it does not address the problem of contamination by enteric viruses. In this study we investigated the contamination by hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis E virus (HEV) and norovirus (NoV) in 911 ready-to-eat vegetable samples taken from products at retail in Apulia and in Lombardia...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281241/decellularized-cryopreserved-allografts-as-off-the-shelf-allogeneic-alternative-for-heart-valve-replacement-in-vitro-assessment-before-clinical-translation
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Laura Iop, Adolfo Paolin, Paola Aguiari, Diletta Trojan, Elisa Cogliati, Gino Gerosa
Cryopreserved allogeneic conduits are the elective biocompatible choice among currently available substitutes for surgical replacement in end-stage valvulopathy. However, degeneration occurs in 15 years in adults or faster in children, due to recipient's immunological reactions to donor's antigens. Here, human aortic valves were decellularized by TRICOL, based on Triton X-100 and sodium cholate, and submitted to standard cryopreservation (TRICOL-human aortic valves (hAVs)). Tissue samples were analyzed to study the effects of the combined procedure on original valve architecture and donor's cell removal...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279526/applicability-and-midterm-results-of-branch-cuff-closure-with-vascular-plug-in-branched-endovascular-repair-for-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Kiattisak Hongku, Timothy Resch, Björn Sonesson, Thorarinn Kristmundsson, Nuno V Dias
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the applicability and outcomes of the closure of unused cuffs in branched endovascular aneurysm repair (b-EVAR) of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. METHODS: We reviewed b-EVAR procedures at a tertiary referral center to identify patients who underwent incomplete branching and needed closure of the unused branch cuffs. An electronic database and intraoperative and follow-up imaging studies were reviewed to assess technical applicability and outcomes...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252241/fluorinated-sulfilimino-iminiums-efficient-and-versatile-sources-of-perfluoroalkyl-radicals-under-photoredox-catalysis
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Marion Daniel, Guillaume Dagousset, Patrick Diter, Pierre-André Klein, Béatrice Tuccio, Anne-Marie Goncalves, Géraldine Masson, Emmanuel Magnier
Reported herein is the use of S-perfluoroalkyl sulfilimino iminiums as a new source of RF radicals under visible-light photoredox catalysis (RF =CF3 , C4 F9 , CF2 Br, CFCl2 ). These shelf-stable perfluoroalkyl reagents, readily prepared on gram scale from the corresponding sulfoxide using a one-pot procedure, allow the efficient photoredox-induced oxyperfluoroalkylation of various alkenes using fac-Ir(ppy)3 as the photocatalyst. Importantly, spin-trapping/electron paramagnetic resonance experiments were carried out to characterize all the radical intermediates involved in this radical/cationic process...
March 2, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250535/an-antibiotic-s-journey-from-marketing-authorization-to-use-norway
#18
Christine Årdal, Hege Salvesen Blix, Jens Plahte, John-Arne Røttingen
Here we describe in detail marketing authorization and reimbursement procedures for medicinal products in Norway, with particular reference to nine novel antibiotics that received marketing authorization between 2005 and 2015. The description illustrates that, in places like Norway, with effective antibiotic stewardship policies and an associated low prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, there is little need for newer, more expensive antibiotics whose therapeutic superiority to existing compounds has not been demonstrated...
March 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242897/optimization-of-edible-coating-formulations-for-improving-postharvest-quality-and-shelf-life-of-pear-fruit-using-response-surface-methodology
#19
A S Nandane, Rudri K Dave, T V Ramana Rao
The effect of composite edible films containing soy protein isolate (SPI) in combination with additives like hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) and olive oil on 'Babughosha' pear (Pyrus communis L.) stored at ambient temperature (28 ± 5 °C and 60 ± 10% RH) was evaluated using Response surface methodology (RSM). A total of 30 edible coating formulations comprising of SPI (2-6%, w/v), olive oil (0.7-1.1%, v/v), HPMC (0.1-0.5%, w/v) and potassium sorbate (0-0.4% w/v) were evaluated for optimizing the most suitable combination...
January 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190986/algorithms-for-automatically-pointing-ultrasound-imaging-catheters
#20
Paul M Loschak, Laura J Brattain, Robert D Howe
A system for automatically pointing ultrasound (US) imaging catheters will enable clinicians to monitor anatomical structures and track instruments during interventional procedures. Off-the-shelf US catheters provide high quality US images from within the patient. While this method of imaging has been proven to be effective for guiding many interventional treatments, significant training is required to overcome the difficulty in manually steering the imager to point at desired structures. Our system uses closed-form four degree of freedom (DOF) kinematic solutions to automatically position the US catheter and point the imager...
February 2017: IEEE Transactions on Robotics: a Publication of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
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