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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145517/which-patients-recur-as-atrial-tachycardia-rather-than-atrial-fibrillation-after-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Pil-Sung Yang, Young-Ah Park, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Boyoung Joung, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Hui-Nam Pak
INTRODUCTION: The ablation gaps have been known as the main mechanism of recurrence as atrial tachycardia (AT) rather than atrial fibrillation (AF) after AF catheter ablation. However, AF organization due to reduction of critical mass or focal trigger may also be the mechanism of AT recurrence. We sought to find out the main clinical factors of recurrence as AT rather than AF after AF ablation in the absence of antiarrhythmic drug effect. METHODS: We analyzed 521 patients (70...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145507/light-sensors-for-objective-light-measurement-in-ambulatory-polysomnography
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Rachel Schembri, Jo Spong, Allison Peters, Peter Rochford, Philip Wilksch, Fergal J O'Donoghue, Kenneth M Greenwood, Maree Barnes, Gerard A Kennedy, David J Berlowitz
Ambulatory polysomnography (PSG) does not commonly include an objective measure of light to determine the time of lights off (Loff), and thus cannot be used to calculate important indices such as sleep onset latency and sleep efficiency. This study examined the technical specifications and appropriateness of a prototype light sensor (LS) for use in ambulatory Compumedics Somte PSG.Two studies were conducted. The first examined the light measurement characteristics of the LS when used with a portable PSG device, specifically recording trace range, linearity, sensitivity, and stability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145500/estimation-of-stress-distribution-in-ferromagnetic-tensile-specimens-using-low-cost-eddy-current-stress-measurement-system-and-bp-neural-network
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Jianwei Li, Weimin Zhang, Weiqin Zeng, Guolong Chen, Zhongchao Qiu, Xinyuan Cao, Xuanyi Gao
Estimation of the stress distribution in ferromagnetic components is very important for evaluating the working status of mechanical equipment and implementing preventive maintenance. Eddy current testing technology is a promising method in this field because of its advantages of safety, no need of coupling agent, etc. In order to reduce the cost of eddy current stress measurement system, and obtain the stress distribution in ferromagnetic materials without scanning, a low cost eddy current stress measurement system based on Archimedes spiral planar coil was established, and a method based on BP neural network to obtain the stress distribution using the stress of several discrete test points was proposed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145492/3d-multi-view-convolutional-neural-networks-for-lung-nodule-classification
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Guixia Kang, Kui Liu, Beibei Hou, Ningbo Zhang
The 3D convolutional neural network (CNN) is able to make full use of the spatial 3D context information of lung nodules, and the multi-view strategy has been shown to be useful for improving the performance of 2D CNN in classifying lung nodules. In this paper, we explore the classification of lung nodules using the 3D multi-view convolutional neural networks (MV-CNN) with both chain architecture and directed acyclic graph architecture, including 3D Inception and 3D Inception-ResNet. All networks employ the multi-view-one-network strategy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145167/contraction-response-to-muscle-percussion-a-reappraisal-of-the-mechanism-of-this-bedside-test
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Christoph Czarnetzki, André Truffert, Abdelhafid Mekideche, Antoine Poncet, Christopher Lysakowski, Martin R Tramèr, Michel R Magistris
OBJECTIVE: To study whether the contraction evoked by muscle percussion stems from the excitation of the muscle or of the nerve and to discuss the changes of this response in neuromuscular disorders. METHODS: In 30 neurologically healthy patients undergoing surgery (for ear, nose, or throat problems unrelated to the study) under general anesthesia with propofol and sufentanil we measured with an electrogoniometer the maximal dorsiflexion of the ankle evoked by reflex hammer percussion of the tibialis anterior muscle before and under neuromuscular junction blockade with rocuronium bromide...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145082/insights-into-arsenic-retention-dynamics-of-pleistocene-aquifer-sediments-by-in-situ-sorption-experiments
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Harald Neidhardt, Lenny H E Winkel, Ralf Kaegi, Caroline Stengel, Pham T K Trang, Vi M Lan, Pham H Viet, Michael Berg
The migration of arsenic (As) enriched groundwater into Pleistocene aquifers as a consequence of extensive groundwater abstraction represents an increasing threat to the precious water resources in Asian delta regions. Pleistocene aquifer sediments are typically rich in FeIII-(hydr)oxides and are capable to adsorb high amounts of As. This results in a pronounced accumulation of As in Pleistocene aquifers, where high As groundwater infiltrates from adjacent Holocene aquifers. However, As retention by Pleistocene aquifers over long-term time scales remains largely unknown...
November 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145018/nitrogen-phosphorus-dual-doped-molybdenum-carbide-molybdenum-phosphide-carbon-nanospheres-for-efficient-hydrogen-evolution-over-the-whole-ph-range
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Jing-Qi Chi, Wen-Kun Gao, Jia-Hui Lin, Bin Dong, Kai-Li Yan, Jun-Feng Qin, Zi-Zhang Liu, Yong-Ming Chai, Chen-Guang Liu
MoO4(2-)@aniline-pyrrole (MoO4(2-)@polymer) spheres as precursors have been used to synthesize unique core-shell nanostructure consisting of molybdenum carbide and molybdenum phosphide composites encapsulated into uniformly dual N, P-doped carbon shells (Mo2C/MoP@NPC) through a facile two-step strategy. Firstly, porous core-shell N-doped Mo2C@C (Mo2C@NC) nanospheres have been synthesized with ultrafine Mo2C nanoparticles as core and ultrathin NC as shell by a annealing route. Secondly, Mo2C/MoP@NPC has been obtained maintaining intact spherical-like morphology through a phosphidation reaction in high temperature...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144282/substrate-effects-in-high-gain-low-operating-voltage-snse2-photoconductor
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Krishna Murali, Sangeeth Kallatt, Kausik Majumdar
High gain photoconductive devices find wide spread applications in low intensity light detection. Ultra-thin layered materials have recently attracted a lot of attention from researchers in this regard. However, in general, a large operating voltage is required to obtain large responsivity in these devices. In addition, the characteristics are often confounded by substrate induced trap effects. Here we report multi-layer SnSe2 based photoconductive devices using two different structures: (1) SiO2 substrate supported interdigitated electrode (IDE), and (2) suspended channel...
November 16, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143044/electrocatalytic-oxygen-evolution-with-a-cobalt-complex
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Hua-Tian Shi, Xiu-Xiu Li, Fang-Hui Wu, Wei-Bin Yu
The development of an earth-abundant, first-row water oxidation catalyst that operates at a high TOF and a low overpotential remains a fundamental chemical challenge. Cobalt complexes are important members of water oxidation catalysts. Herein, we report a cobalt-based robust homogeneous water oxidation catalyst, which can electrocatalyze water oxidation at a high pH and a low overpotential (η = 520 mV) in phosphate buffer. This homogeneous system exhibits a high turnover frequency (about 5 s(-1)) of catalyzing water oxidation to produce oxygen at η = 720 mV...
November 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142419/antipsoriatic-and-anti-inflammatory-studies-of-berberis-aristata-extract-loaded-nanovesicular-gels
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Nimisha, Dilshad Ali Rizvi, Zeeshan Fatima, Neema, Chanchal Deep Kaur
Objective: Novel nanovesicular gel of Berberis aristata extract was developed and evaluated for its anti-inflammatory and antipsoriatic activity. Materials and Methods: Transferosomes were prepared using soya phosphatidylcholine and edge activators (Tween 80, Span 80, and sodium deoxycholate) by a modified lipid film hydration technique using rotary evaporator and evaluated for various parameters. The quantification and standardization of extract have been carried out using its alkaloid content as berberine as biomarker...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140285/chitosan-cyclodextrin-tpp-nanoparticles-loaded-with-quercetin-as-novel-bacterial-quorum-sensing-inhibitors
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Hao Thanh Nguyen, Francisco M Goycoolea
The widespread emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has highlighted the urgent need of alternative therapeutic approaches for human and animal health. Targeting virulence factors that are controlled by bacterial quorum sensing (QS), seems a promising approach. The aims of this study were to generate novel nanoparticles (NPs) composed of chitosan (CS), sulfo-butyl-ether-β-cyclodextrin (Captisol(®)) and/or pentasodium tripolyphosphate using ionotropic gelation technique, and to evaluate their potential capacity to arrest QS in bacteria...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140148/the-reliability-of-individualized-load-velocity-profiles
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Harry G Banyard, K Nosaka, Alex D Vernon, G Gregory Haff
PURPOSE: This study examined the reliability of peak velocity (PV), mean propulsive velocity (MPV), and mean velocity (MV) in the development of load-velocity profiles (LVP) in the full depth free-weight back squat performed with maximal concentric effort. METHODS: Eighteen resistance-trained men performed a baseline one-repetition maximum (1RM) back squat trial and three subsequent 1RM trials used for reliability analyses, with 48-hours interval between trials...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138557/improving-intestinal-absorption-and-oral-bioavailability-of-curcumin-via-taurocholic-acid-modified-nanostructured-lipid-carriers
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Cihui Tian, Sajid Asghar, Yifan Wu, Zhipeng Chen, Xin Jin, Lining Yin, Lin Huang, Qineng Ping, Yanyu Xiao
The expression of multiple receptors on intestinal epithelial cells enables an actively targeted carrier to significantly enhance the oral delivery of payloads. Conjugating the receptors' ligands on the surfaces of a particulate-delivery system allows site-specific targeting. Here, we used taurocholic acid (TCA) as a ligand for uptake of nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) mediated by a bile-acid transporter to improve oral bioavailability of curcumin (Cur). First, synthesis of TCA-polyethylene glycol 100-monostearate (S100-TCA) was carried out...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138486/the-impact-of-a-specialized-spinal-cord-injury-center-as-compared-with-non-specialized-centers-on-the-acute-respiratory-management-of-patients-with-complete-tetraplegia-an-observational-study
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Andréane Richard-Denis, Debbie Feldman, Cynthia Thompson, Martin Albert, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To compare the proportion of tracheostomy placement and duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) in patients with a complete cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) that were managed early or lately in a specialized acute SCI-center. The second objective was to determine the impact of the timing of admission to the SCI-center on the MV support duration. SETTING: A single Level-1 trauma center specialized in SCI care in Quebec (Canada)...
November 15, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138107/effect-of-low-frequency-electrical-stimulation-on-the-high-k-induced-neuronal-hyperexcitability-in-rat-hippocampal-slices
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Zahra Ghasemi, Nima Naderi, Amir Shojaei, Mohammad Reza Raoufy, Nooshin Ahmadirad, Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh
Low frequency electrical stimulation (LFS) is a potential therapeutic method for epilepsy treatment. However, the effect of different LFS characteristics including the number of pulses, intensity and the time of application on its antiepileptic action has not been completely determined. In the present study, epileptiform activity (EA) was induced in hippocampal slices by high-K(+) solution which washed out after 20 min. The changes in the electrophysiological properties of CA1 pyramidal neurons were measured during and 30 min after EA using whole cell patch clamp recording...
November 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138048/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-cytotoxicity-and-efficacy-evaluation-of-novel-glycyl-glycine-and-alanyl-alanine-conjugates-of-chitosan-and-trimethyl-chitosan-nano-particles-as-carriers-for-oral-insulin-delivery
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Nersi Jafary Omid, Nika Bahari Javan, Ahmad-Reza Dehpour, Alireza Partoazar, Morteza Rafiee Tehrani, Farid Dorkoosh
PURPOSE: The aim of this research work was to explore the possibility of providing multifunctional oral insulin delivery system by conjugating several types of dipeptides on chitosan and trimethyl chitosan to be used as drug carriers. METHOD: Conjugates of Glycyl-glycine and alanyl-alanine of chitosan and trimethyl chitosan (on primary alcohol group of polymer located on carbon 6) were synthesized and nanoparticles containing insulin were prepared for oral delivery...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134993/the-promoting-effect-of-tetravalent-cerium-on-the-oxygen-evolution-activity-of-copper-oxide-catalysts
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Zhu Chen, Coleman X Kronawitter, Xiaofang Yang, Yao-Wen Yeh, Nan Yao, Bruce E Koel
A new catalyst is presented for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) based on cerium-modified copper oxide (CuOx) prepared using a facile electrodeposition procedure. Incorporation of Ce into CuOx leads to greatly improved OER activity, which reached an optimal value at a surface concentration of 6.9 at% Ce. Specifically, the OER current density at 400 mV overpotential for the most active Ce-modified CuOx catalyst (6.9 at% Ce) was 3.3 times greater compared to the pure CuOx. Coincident with the improved OER activity, Ce incorporation also leads to significant structural changes that manifested in increasing degrees of disorder...
November 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133870/oxygen-evolution-reaction-at-microporous-pt-layers-differentiated-electrochemical-activity-between-acidic-and-basic-media
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Taejung Lim, Moonchang Sung, Jongwon Kim
Nanoporous electrodes have received great attention because of their unique electrochemical properties. Here, the electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction (OER) activities at porous Pt layers with pore dimensions in the microporous range were examined. The OER activity of the porous Pt layers in acidic media increased as the porosity of the Pt layers increased, and the highest OER activity possessed an overpotential that was 270 mV lower than that of a bulk flat electrode. The porous Pt layers did not exhibit electrocatalytic enhancement for OER in basic media, wherein the surface area of the pores was not utilized for OER...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133796/pd-supported-on-carbon-containing-nickel-nitrogen-and-sulfur-for-ethanol-electrooxidation
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Zi-Rui Yang, Shang-Qing Wang, Jing Wang, Ai-Ju Zhou, Chang-Wei Xu
Carbon material containing nickel, nitrogen and sulfur (Ni-NSC) has been synthesized using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as precursor by annealing treatment with a size from 200 to 300 nm. Pd nanoparticles supported on the Ni-NSC (Pd/Ni-NSC) are used as electrocatalysts for ethanol oxidation in alkaline media. Due to the synergistic effect between Pd and Ni, S, N, free OH radicals can form on the surface of Ni, N and S atoms at lower potentials, which react with CH3CO intermediate species on the Pd surface to produce CH3COO(-) and release the active sites...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133795/iced-photochemical-reduction-to-synthesize-atomically-dispersed-metals-by-suppressing-nanocrystal-growth
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Hehe Wei, Kai Huang, Da Wang, Ruoyu Zhang, Binghui Ge, Jingyuan Ma, Bo Wen, Shuai Zhang, Qunyang Li, Ming Lei, Cheng Zhang, Joshua Irawan, Li-Min Liu, Hui Wu
Photochemical solution-phase reactions have been widely applied for the syntheses of nanocrystals. In particular, tuning of the nucleation and growth of solids has been a major area of focus. Here we demonstrate a facile approach to generate atomically dispersed platinum via photochemical reduction of frozen chloroplatinic acid solution using ultraviolet light. Using this iced-photochemical reduction, the aggregation of atoms is prevented, and single atoms are successfully stabilized. The platinum atoms are deposited on various substrates, including mesoporous carbon, graphene, carbon nanotubes, titanium dioxide nanoparticles, and zinc oxide nanowires...
November 14, 2017: Nature Communications
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