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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239886/fibrocartilaginous-mesenchymoma-of-bone-a-single-institution-experience-with-molecular-investigations-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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M Gambarotti, A Righi, D Vanel, S Cocchi, S Benini, F M Elli, G Mantovani, P Ruggieri, S Boriani, D Donati, M Sbaraglia, A P Dei Tos, P Picci
AIMS: Fibrocartilaginous mesenchymoma is a rare intraosseous lesion with a total of 25 cases described in the literature. This study describes the clinical, radiological, and histological features of eight new cases of fibrocartilaginous mesenchymoma collected at a single institution between 1982 and 2016. The presence of GNAS and IDH1/2 mutations and MDM2 amplification was explored to evaluate possible links between fibrocartilaginous mesenchymoma, fibrous dysplasia, dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma, and low-grade osteosarcoma...
February 26, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238531/fibroblast-growth-factor-2-fgf2-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-vegfa-synergistically-promote-steroidogenesis-and-survival-of-cultured-buffalo-granulosa-cells
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S R Mishra, Jaya Bharati, G Rajesh, V S Chauhan, G Taru Sharma, S Bag, V P Maurya, G Singh, M Sarkar
The present study investigated the combined effect of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) on estradiol (E2) secretion and relative abundance of mRNA for aromatase enzyme (CYP19A1), proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and BCL-2 associated X protein (BAX) in cultured buffalo granulosa cells (GCs). Follicles were isolated and classified into four groups based on size and E2 concentration in follicular fluid (FF): Small, 4-6mm diameter, E2<0.5ng/ml; Medium, 7-9mm, E2=0...
February 21, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238530/a-membrane-associated-adenylate-cyclase-modulates-lactate-dehydrogenase-and-creatine-kinase-activities-required-for-bull-sperm-capacitation-induced-by-hyaluronic-acid
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Silvina Fernández, Mariana Córdoba
Hyaluronic acid, as well as heparin, is a glycosaminoglycan present in the female genital tract of cattle. The aim of this study was to evaluate oxidative metabolism and intracellular signals mediated by a membrane-associated adenylate cyclase (mAC), in sperm capacitation with hyaluronic acid and heparin, in cryopreserved bull sperm. The mAC inhibitor, 2',5'-dideoxyadenosine, was used in the present study. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK) activities and lactate concentration were determined spectrophotometrically in the incubation medium...
February 20, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237582/short-communication-arginase-inhibition-reduces-the-synthesis-of-casein-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
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M Z Wang, L Y Ding, C Wang, L M Chen, J J Loor, H R Wang
The main purpose of this work was to determine the effect of arginase inhibition via N(ω)-hydroxy-nor-l-arginine (nor-NOHA) on casein synthesis in bovine mammary epithelial cells (BMEC). Passage 2 BMEC isolated from dairy cows were seeded to 6-well plates and randomly divided into 4 treatments: (1) control [Dulbecco's modified Eagle medium:Nutrient Mixture F-12 medium (DMEM/F12)]; (2) nor-NOHA (DMEM/F12 + 1 mmol/L nor-NOHA); (3) nor-NOHA + arginine (DMEM/F12 + 1 mmol/L nor-NOHA + 3.2 mmol/L Arg); and (4) nor-NOHA + ornithine (DMEM/F12+ 1 mmol/L nor-NOHA + 1 mmol/L Orn)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215814/what-is-the-evidence-the-issue-of-verifying-correct-needle-position-during-epidural-anaesthesia-in-dogs
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Chiara Adami, Karine Gendron
OBJECTIVES: To review the methods for verifying the needle position while performing epidural anaesthesia in dogs, and to discuss the advantages, disadvantages, usefulness and reliability of each technique in the experimental and clinical research setting. DATABASES USED: PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar and the Basel University Library online catalogues; the latter, which was provided by the University of Berne, were used as databases. The results were filtered manually based on the titles and abstracts in order to narrow the field...
January 9, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215085/peptide-functionalized-gold-nanoparticles-as-a-stimuli-responsive-contrast-medium-in-multi-photon-microscopy
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Johan Borglin, Robert Selegård, Daniel Aili, Marica B Ericson
There is a need for biochemical contrast mediators with high signal to noise ratios enabling non-invasive biomedical sensing, e.g., for neural sensing, protein-protein interactions, in addition to cancer diagnostics. The translational challenge is to develop a biocompatible approach ensuring high biochemical contrast while avoiding a raise of the background signal. We here present a concept where gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) can be utilized as a stimuli responsive contrast medium by chemically triggering their ability to exhibit multiphoton induced luminescence (MIL) when performing multi-photon laser scanning microscopy (MPM)...
February 20, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214036/impact-of-filling-gas-on-subharmonic-emissions-of-phospholipid-ultrasound-contrast-agents
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Emma Kanbar, Damien Fouan, Charles A Sennoga, Alexander A Doinikov, Ayache Bouakaz
Subharmonic signals backscattered from gas-filled lipid-shelled microbubbles have generated significant research interest because they can improve the detection and sensitivity of contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging. However, the emission of subharmonic signals is strongly characterized by a temporal dependence, the origins of which have not been sufficiently elucidated. The features that influence subharmonic emissions need to be identified not only to better develop next-generation microbubble contrast agents, but also to develop more efficient subharmonic imaging (SHI) modes and therapeutic strategies...
February 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211875/a-hyaluronan-hydrogel-scaffold-based-xeno-free-culture-system-for-ex-vivo-expansion-of-human-corneal-epithelial-stem-cells
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D Chen, Y Qu, X Hua, L Zhang, Z Liu, S C Pflugfelder, D-Q Li
PurposeTo develop a hyaluronan hydrogel scaffold-based xeno-free culture system for ex vivo cultivation of human corneal epithelial stem cells (CESCs).Patients and MethodsCESCs were cultivated from donor limbal explants on the HyStem-C Hydrogel bio-scaffold in 12-well plates for 3 weeks. Group A used the traditional supplemented hormonal epidermal medium (SHEM) and group B used the defined SHEM (without fetal bovine serum and toxin A, adding 20% serum replacement). The growth and morphology of the cultured cells were assessed by phase contrast microscope...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210507/super-selective-mesenteric-embolization-provides-effective-control-of-lower-gi-bleeding
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Toan Pham, Bob Anh Tran, Kevin Ooi, Marcus Mykytowycz, Stephen McLaughlin, Matthew Croxford, Iain Skinner, Ian Faragher
Introduction. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and super-selective mesenteric artery embolization (SMAE) in managing lower GI bleeding (LGIB). Method. A retrospective case series of patients with LGIB treated with SMAE in our health service. Patients with confirmed active LGIB, on either radionuclide scintigraphy (RS) or contrast-enhanced multidetector CT angiography (CE-MDCT), were referred for DSA +/- SMAE. Data collected included patient characteristics, screening modality, bleeding territory, embolization technique, technical and clinical success, short-term to medium-term complications, 30-day mortality, and progression to surgery related to procedural failure or complications...
2017: Radiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209434/spatial-and-temporal-trends-of-short-and-medium-chain-chlorinated-paraffins-in-sediments-off-the-urbanized-coastal-zones-in-china-and-japan-a-comparison-study
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Lixi Zeng, James C W Lam, Yuichi Horii, Xiaolin Li, Weifang Chen, Jian-Wen Qiu, Kenneth M Y Leung, Eriko Yamazaki, Nobuyoshi Yamashita, Paul K S Lam
To examine the impacts of urbanization and industrialization on the coastal environment, and assess the effectiveness of control measures on the contamination by chlorinated paraffins (CPs) in East Asia, surface and core sediments were sampled from the urbanized coastal zones in China and Japan (i.e., Pearl River Delta (PRD), Hong Kong waters and Tokyo Bay) and analyzed for short-chain (SCCPs) and medium-chain CPs (MCCPs). Much higher concentrations of CPs were found in the industrialized PRD than in adjacent Hong Kong waters...
February 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208578/role-of-cortico-cancellous-heterologous-bone-in-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cell-xeno-free-culture-studied-by-synchrotron-radiation-phase-contrast-microtomography
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Serena Mazzoni, Sara Mohammadi, Giuliana Tromba, Francesca Diomede, Adriano Piattelli, Oriana Trubiani, Alessandra Giuliani
This study was designed to quantitatively demonstrate via three-dimensional (3D) images, through the Synchrotron Radiation Phase-Contrast Microtomography (SR-PhC-MicroCT), the osteoinductive properties of a cortico-cancellous scaffold (Osteobiol Dual Block-DB) cultured with human Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells (hPDLSCs) in xeno-free media. In vitro cultures of hPDLSCs, obtained from alveolar crest and horizontal fibers of the periodontal ligament, were seeded onto DB scaffolds and cultured in xeno-free media for three weeks...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208482/aging-underdamped-scaled-brownian-motion-ensemble-and-time-averaged-particle-displacements-nonergodicity-and-the-failure-of-the-overdamping-approximation
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Hadiseh Safdari, Andrey G Cherstvy, Aleksei V Chechkin, Anna Bodrova, Ralf Metzler
We investigate both analytically and by computer simulations the ensemble- and time-averaged, nonergodic, and aging properties of massive particles diffusing in a medium with a time dependent diffusivity. We call this stochastic diffusion process the (aging) underdamped scaled Brownian motion (UDSBM). We demonstrate how the mean squared displacement (MSD) and the time-averaged MSD of UDSBM are affected by the inertial term in the Langevin equation, both at short, intermediate, and even long diffusion times...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206872/associations-between-education-and-physical-functioning-and-pain-in-adult-danish-cancer-survivors
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Dorte Winther, Tina K Nygaard, Trine A Horsbøl, Trille Kjær, Peter Vedsted, Christoffer Johansen, Hanna B Hovaldt, Mette Sandager, Susanne O Dalton
BACKGROUND: Late effects after cancer diagnosis and treatment are common, but only few studies have examined the role of social factors in developing these late effects. The aim of this study was to examine the association between educational level and physical function and pain among cancer survivors two years after diagnosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population consisted of adult Danish patients with a first-time cancer diagnosis who were sent a questionnaire in 2010 and followed up in 2012...
February 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205669/distal-border-synovial-invaginations-of-the-equine-distal-sesamoid-bone-communicate-with-the-distal-interphalangeal-joint
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Julien Olive, Marine Videau
OBJECTIVES: Macroscopic studies have suggested a link between distal border synovial invaginations of the navicular bone and the distal interphalangeal joint. However, many practitioners consider that these invaginations are directly and solely related to navicular disease. The objective was to investigate the communication pattern of these synovial invaginations with the synovial compartments of the distal interphalangeal joint and the navicular bursa, using minimally invasive imaging techniques...
February 16, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201921/generalized-spin-ratio-scaled-mp2-method-for-accurate-prediction-of-intermolecular-interactions-for-neutral-and-ionic-species
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Samuel Tan, Santiago Barrera Acevedo, Ekaterina I Izgorodina
The accurate calculation of intermolecular interactions is important to our understanding of properties in large molecular systems. The high computational cost of the current "gold standard" method, coupled cluster with singles and doubles and perturbative triples (CCSD(T), limits its application to small- to medium-sized systems. Second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation (MP2) theory is a cheaper alternative for larger systems, although at the expense of its decreased accuracy, especially when treating van der Waals complexes...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201864/recurrent-contrast-induced-encephalopathy-following-coronary-angiography
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Roberto Spina, Neil Simon, Romesh Markus, David W M Muller, Krishna Kathir
Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is an acute and reversible neurological disturbance associated with the intra-arterial administration of iodinated contrast medium during cardiac catheterisation. It may manifest with encephalopathy, motor and sensory disturbances; vision disturbances, including cortical blindness, ophthalmoplegia, aphasia; and seizures. Disruption of the blood-brain barrier and direct neuronal toxicity are believed to be implicated in the pathophysiology of the syndrome. Symptoms appear soon after contrast administration and resolve completely within 24-48 h...
February 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199085/interactions-of-bis-2-4-4-trimethylpentyl-dithiophosphinate-with-trivalent-lanthanides-in-a-homogeneous-medium-thermodynamics-and-coordination-modes
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Chao Xu, Taoxiang Sun, Linfeng Rao
Complexation of trivalent lanthanides with a sulfur-bearing ligand, bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl) dithiophosphinate, was studied in ethanol under identical conditions by optical spectroscopy, microcalorimetry, luminescence lifetime measurement, and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS). Three successive complexes, LnL(2+), LnL2(+), and LnL3, where Ln and L denote the trivalent lanthanide and the dithiophosphinate ligand, respectively, formed in the solution. In contrast to the general findings that heavier lanthanides form stronger complexes due to the lanthanide contraction effect, the complexation strength between Ln(III) and dithiophosphinate first increases from La(III) to Nd(III) and then decreases gradually toward heavier Ln(III) across the lanthanide series...
February 15, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199008/comparison-of-the-spread-of-two-different-volumes-of-contrast-medium-when-performing-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-injection-in-dog-cadavers
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A Zoff, P Laborda-Vidal, J Mortier, M Amengual, E Rioja
OBJECTIVES: To compare, via CT imaging, the spread of different volumes of diluted iodinated contrast medium in the transversus abdominis muscle plane of dog cadavers. METHODS: Prospective, randomised study. An electro stimulation or a SonoTAP needle was inserted in plane with the ultrasound beam in the fascia between the internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles. A test dose of 1 ml of diluted contrast (30 mg/mL iohexol) was injected to confirm positioning, followed by 0 · 5 mL/kg (n=14) or 1 mL/kg (n=12) and the distribution of the fluid compared...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198871/generating-high-contrast-near-single-cycle-waveforms-with-third-order-dispersion-compensation
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Henry Timmers, Yuki Kobayashi, Kristina F Chang, Maurizio Reduzzi, Daniel M Neumark, Stephen R Leone
Femtosecond laser pulses lasting only a few optical periods hold the potential for probing and manipulating the electronic degrees of freedom within matter. However, the generation of high-contrast, few-cycle pulses in the high power limit still remains nontrivial. In this Letter, we present the application of ammonium dihydrogen phosphate (ADP) as an optical medium for compensating for the higher-order dispersion of a carrier-envelope stable few-cycle waveform centered at 735 nm. The ADP crystal is capable of removing the residual third-order dispersion present in the spectral phase of an input pulse, resulting in near-transform-limited 2...
February 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198860/approach-for-power-scaling-solid-state-lasers-with-intracavity-motion
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Matthew Eckold, Jacob I Mackenzie, W Andrew Clarkson
Solid-state lasers are typically limited by adverse thermal effects within the gain medium. In this Letter we describe a new method for dramatically reducing thermal effects in an end-pumped solid-state laser by incorporating a rotating intracavity periscope in the resonator to spatially separate the lasing and thermal processes. In contrast with previous examples of moving solid-state lasers, our approach keeps the gain medium stationary, simplifying the heat removal arrangement. This scheme has been applied to an Nd:YAG laser, yielding an output power of 120 W at 1...
February 15, 2017: Optics Letters
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