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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106517/traditional-invasive-and-synchrotron-based-non-invasive-assessments-of-3d-printed-hybrid-cartilage-constructs
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Adeola Deborah Olubamiji, Ning Zhu, Tuanjie Chang, Chijioke Nwankwo, Zohreh Izadifar, Ali Honaramooz, Daniel Chen, B Frank Eames
Three-dimensional (3D)-printed constructs made of polycaprolactone (PCL) and chondrocyte-impregnated alginate hydrogel (hybrid cartilage constructs) mimic the biphasic nature of articular cartilage, offering promise for cartilage tissue engineering (CTE) applications. However, the regulatory pathway for medical device development requires validation of such constructs through in vitro bench tests and in vivo preclinical examinations premarket approval. Furthermore, non-invasive imaging techniques are required for effective evaluation of the progress of these cartilage constructs, especially when implanted in animal models or human subjects...
January 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096971/carthamus-tinctorius-l-ameliorates-brain-injury-followed-by-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-in-rats-by-antioxidative-and-anti-inflammatory-mechanisms
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Pin-Kuei Fu, Tai-Long Pan, Chi-Yu Yang, Kee-Ching Jeng, Nou-Ying Tang, Ching-Liang Hsieh
OBJECTIVES: Carthamus tinctorius L. (CT) or safflower is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. This study investigated the effects of CT extract (CTE) on ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) brain injury and elucidated the underlying mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The I/R model was conducted by occlusion of both common carotid arteries and right middle cerebral artery for 90 min followed by 24 hr reperfusion in Sprague-Dawley rats. CTE (0.2-0.6 g/kg) was administered intraperitoneally before and during ischemia, and during reperfusion period...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096246/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-is-latency-in-symptom-onset-explained-by-tau-propagation
#3
Joshua Kriegel, Zachary Papadopoulos, Ann C McKee
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative tauopathy associated with repetitive mild brain trauma. CTE, previously termed "dementia pugilistica," has been identified in American football, ice hockey, baseball, rugby and soccer players, boxers, wrestlers, and military personnel exposed to blast and other traumatic brain injuries. There is often a long latency period between an individual's exposure to repetitive brain trauma and the clinical symptoms of CTE. The pathology of CTE is characterized by a progression from isolated focal perivascular hyperphosphorylated tau lesions in the cerebral cortex to a widespread tauopathy that involves diffuse cortical and medial temporal lobe regions...
January 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094766/matriptase-mediated-cleavage-of-epcam-destabilizes-claudins-and-dysregulates-intestinal-epithelial-homeostasis
#4
Chuan-Jin Wu, Xu Feng, Michael Lu, Sohshi Morimura, Mark C Udey
Congenital tufting enteropathy (CTE) is a severe autosomal recessive human diarrheal disorder with characteristic intestinal epithelial dysplasia. CTE can be caused by mutations in genes encoding EpCAM, a putative adhesion molecule, and HAI-2, a cell surface protease inhibitor. A similar phenotype occurs in mice whose intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) fail to express the tight junction-associated protein claudin-7. EpCAM stabilizes claudin-7 in IECs, and HAI-2 regulates the cell surface serine protease matriptase, a known modifier of intestinal epithelial physiology...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091724/automatic-ct-based-finite-element-model-generation-for-temperature-based-death-time-estimation-feasibility-study-and-sensitivity-analysis
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Sebastian Schenkl, Holger Muggenthaler, Michael Hubig, Bodo Erdmann, Martin Weiser, Stefan Zachow, Andreas Heinrich, Felix Victor Güttler, Ulf Teichgräber, Gita Mall
Temperature-based death time estimation is based either on simple phenomenological models of corpse cooling or on detailed physical heat transfer models. The latter are much more complex but allow a higher accuracy of death time estimation, as in principle, all relevant cooling mechanisms can be taken into account.Here, a complete workflow for finite element-based cooling simulation is presented. The following steps are demonstrated on a CT phantom: Computer tomography (CT) scan Segmentation of the CT images for thermodynamically relevant features of individual geometries and compilation in a geometric computer-aided design (CAD) model Conversion of the segmentation result into a finite element (FE) simulation model Computation of the model cooling curve (MOD) Calculation of the cooling time (CTE) For the first time in FE-based cooling time estimation, the steps from the CT image over segmentation to FE model generation are performed semi-automatically...
January 14, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079214/estimating-carrier-relaxation-times-in-the-ba8ga16ge30-clathrate-in-the-extrinsic-regime
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Robert L González-Romero, A Antonelli
We used a semi-empirical method to extract carrier relaxation times at different temperatures (τ(T)) in thermoelectric materials from a combination of experimental results and first-principles calculations. The methodology is based on the Boltzmann transport equation formalism within the relaxation time approximation. It can be applied to single crystals and polycrystalline materials. We applied the method to investigate the electronic transport properties of the clathrate compound Ba8Ga16Ge30 type-I. The calculations indicate that the carrier relaxation process in single crystals is dominated by electron-phonon scattering (τ ∝ T(-3/2)), while in polycrystalline materials scattering at grain boundaries dominates (τ ∼ cte)...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077004/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-modulation-as-a-target-for-ameliorating-effects-of-blast-induced-traumatic-brain-injury
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Brandon Peter Lucke-Wold, Aric Logsdon, Ryan C Turner, Jason D Huber, Charles L Rosen
Blast traumatic brain injury (bTBI) has been shown to contribute to progressive neurodegenerative disease. Recent evidence suggests that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is a mechanistic link between acute neurotrauma and progressive tauopathy. We propose that ER stress contributes to extensive behavioral changes associated with a CTE-like phenotype. Targeting ER stress is a promising option for the treatment of neurotrauma related neurodegeneration warranting investigation. Utilizing our validated and clinically relevant Sprague-Dawley blast model, we investigated a time course of mechanistic changes that occur following bTBI (50 PSI) including: ER stress activation, iron mediated toxicity, and tauopathy via western blot and immunohistochemistry...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067738/does-a-unique-neuropsychiatric-profile-currently-exist-for-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
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Faith M Hanlon, Christopher A McGrew, Andrew R Mayer
There is evidence that repetitive mild traumatic brain injury leads to specific patterns of neuropathological findings, labeled chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). However, questions remain about whether these neuropathological changes produce changes in behavior, cognition, and emotional status that are associated with a unique neuropsychiatric profile that can be assessed using currently available clinical tools. Our review of the literature indicates that insufficient evidence currently exists to suggest a distinct neuropsychiatric profile for CTE...
January 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058450/collagenous-sprue-cross-sectional-imaging-a-comparative-blinded-study
#9
Badr Al-Bawardy, Shannon P Sheedy, Michelle B Herberts, Joseph A Murray, Alberto Rubio-Tapia, Elizabeth Rajan, David H Bruining, Stephanie L Hansel, John M Barlow, Joel G Fletcher, Jeff L Fidler
PURPOSE: Collagenous sprue (CS) is a rare enteropathy characterized by villous atrophy and a thickened subepithelial collagen band. The aim of this study is to describe the cross-sectional imaging findings of CS. METHODS: A case-control, retrospective study with cases of all CS patients from January 2000 to 2015 was performed. Inclusion criteria were (1) Histopathologic diagnosis and (2) Imaging with computed tomography abdomen/pelvis (CT A/P), CT enterography (CTE), or magnetic resonance enterography within 6 months of small bowel (SB) biopsy...
January 5, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049229/tandem-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-high-grade-gliomas-in-children-and-adolescents
#10
Ji Won Lee, Do Hoon Lim, Ki Woong Sung, Hyeong Jin Lee, Eun Sang Yi, Keon Hee Yoo, Hong Hoe Koo, Yeon Lim Suh, Hyung Jin Shin
With the aim to investigate the outcome of tandem high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (HDCT/auto-SCT) for high-grade gliomas (HGGs), we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 30 patients with HGGs (16 glioblastomas, 7 anaplastic astrocytomas, and 7 other HGGs) between 2006 and 2015. Gross or near total resection was possible in 11 patients. Front-line treatment after surgery was radiotherapy (RT) in 14 patients and chemotherapy in the remaining 16 patients including 3 patients less than 3 years of age...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045023/meta-analytic-bayesian-model-for-differentiating-intestinal-tuberculosis-from-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Julajak Limsrivilai, Andrew B Shreiner, Ananya Pongpaibul, Charlie Laohapand, Rewat Boonanuwat, Nonthalee Pausawasdi, Supot Pongprasobchai, Sathaporn Manatsathit, Peter D R Higgins
OBJECTIVES: Distinguishing intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) from Crohn's disease (CD) is difficult, although studies have reported clinical, endoscopic, imaging, and laboratory findings that help to differentiate these two diseases. We aimed to produce estimates of the predictive power of these findings and construct a comprehensive model to predict the probability of ITB vs. CD. METHODS: A systematic literature search for studies differentiating ITB from CD was conducted in MEDLINE, PUBMED, and EMBASE from inception until September 2015...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044172/negative-thermal-expansion-in-2h-cusco2-originating-from-the-cooperation-of-transverse-thermal-vibrations-of-cu-and-o-atoms
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Dahu Chang, Weiyang Yu, Qiang Sun, Yu Jia
Negative thermal expansion (NTE) originating from the transverse thermal vibrations of metal atoms is seldom reported, which is why the transparent conducting oxide 2H CuScO2 is such a unique case. Using the density functional theory (DFT) and the quasi-harmonic approximation (QHA), the thermal properties of 2H CuScO2 were investigated. The coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and the Grüneisen parameters of different vibrational modes were calculated, and we found that, up to a temperature of 200 K, 2H CuScO2 displays a strong NTE behavior along the c-axis (i...
January 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018107/inter-and-intraobserver-agreement-in-computed-tomography-enterography-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Natally Horvat, Camila Carlos Tavares, Adriana Ribas Andrade, Julia Campos Simões Cabral, Hilton Muniz Leao-Filho, Angela Hissae Motoyama Caiado, Serli Kiyomi Nakao Ueda, André Zonetti Arruda Leite, Aytan Miranda Sipahi, Manoel Souza Rocha
AIM: To evaluate intra- and interobserver agreement in imaging features in inflammatory bowel disease and comparison with fecal calprotectin (FC) levels. METHODS: Our institutional computed tomography enterography (CTE) database was retrospectively queried to identify patients who underwent CTE from January 2014 to June 2015. Patient inclusion criteria were confirmed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and FC collected < 4 mo after CTE without any change in clinical treatment or surgical treatment during this interval...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009860/pore-size-and-concentration-effect-of-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-on-the-coefficient-of-thermal-expansion-and-optical-transparency-of-poly-ether-sulfone-films
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Nhat Tri Vo, Astam K Patra, Dukjoon Kim
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) with uniform size (<50 nm) yet with different pore diameters were synthesized, and used as fillers in poly(ether sulfone) (PES) films in order to decrease their coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) without sacrificing optical transparency. Here, both CTE and optical transparency of the MSN/PES nanocomposite films gradually decreased with increasing MSN concentration. The PES films containing MSNs with larger pores showed the best performance in CTE and optical transparency...
January 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006713/influence-of-sodalite-zeolite-infiltration-on-the-coefficient-of-thermal-expansion-and-bond-strength-of-all-ceramic-dental-prostheses
#15
Ghassan Abdul-Hamid Naji, Ros Anita Omar, Rosiyah Yahya
In all-ceramic systems, a high incidence of veneer chip-off has been reported in clinical studies. Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) behaviour is one of the factors that may increase residual stress in the interface and influence the veneer/core bond strength. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of sodalite zeolite-infiltration on the CTE behaviour and bond strength of different all-ceramic prostheses. The case-study groups were synthesized sodalite zeolite-infiltrated alumina (IA-SOD) and synthesized sodalite zeolite-infiltrated zirconia-toughened alumina (ZTA) (IZ-SOD), while the control groups were glass-infiltrated alumina (IA-glass) and glass-infiltrated ZTA (IZ-glass)...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999885/multidetector-ct-enterography-of-focal-small-bowel-lesions-a-radiological-pathological-correlation
#16
REVIEW
Farnoosh Sokhandon, Sayf Al-Katib, Lawrence Bahoura, Alexander Copelan, Daniel George, Dominic Scola
Focal small bowel lesions present a diagnostic challenge for both the radiologist and gastroenterologist. Both the detection and characterization of small bowel masses have greatly improved with the advent of multidetector CT enterography (MD-CTE). As such, MD-CTE is increasingly utilized in the workup of occult gastrointestinal bleeding. In this article, we review the spectrum of focal small bowel masses with pathologic correlation. Adenocarcinoma, the most common primary small bowel malignancy, presents as a focal irregular mass occasionally with circumferential extension leading to obstruction...
December 20, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992990/papular-urticaria-a-review-of-causal-agents-in-colombia
#17
Ana Milena Lozano, Juan Felipe López, Josefina Zakzuk, Elizabeth García
Papular urticaria is a chronic allergic reaction induced by insect bites, which is common in the tropics. The objective of this review was to deepen on epidemiological and immunological aspects of this disease, focused on data published in Latin American countries.We conducted a non-systematic review of the literature through electronic search on the epidemiology of papular urticaria, the entomological characteristics of the causative agents and associated immunological mechanisms.Several reports from medical centers suggest that papular urticaria is common in Latin America...
December 1, 2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977137/confined-water-in-layered-silicates-the-origin-of-anomalous-thermal-expansion-behavior-in-calcium-silicate-hydrates
#18
N M Anoop Krishnan, Bu Wang, Gabriel Falzone, Yann Le Pape, Narayanan Neithalath, Laurent Pilon, Mathieu Bauchy, Gaurav Sant
Water, under conditions of nanoscale confinement, exhibits anomalous dynamics, and enhanced thermal deformations, which may be further enhanced when such water is in contact with hydrophilic surfaces. Such heightened thermal deformations of water could control the volume stability of hydrated materials containing nanoconfined structural water. Understanding and predicting the thermal deformation coefficient (TDC, often referred to as the CTE, coefficient of thermal expansion), which represents volume changes induced in materials under conditions of changing temperature, is of critical importance for hydrated solids including: hydrogels, biological tissues, and calcium silicate hydrates, as changes in their volume can result in stress development, and cracking...
December 28, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918046/a-ruthenium-tellurocarbonyl-cte-complex-with-a-cyclopentadienyl-ligand-systematic-studies-of-a-series-of-chalcogenocarbonyl-complexes-cprucl-ce-h2imes-e-o-s-se-te
#19
Ayumi Suzuki, Takahiro Arai, Kota Ikenaga, Yuichiro Mutoh, Noriko Tsuchida, Shinichi Saito, Youichi Ishii
The first tellurocarbonyl complex with a half-sandwich structure [CpRuCl(CTe)(H2IMes)] was synthesized by a ligand substitution reaction. The practically complete series of the CpCE complexes [CpRuCl(CE)(H2IMes)] (E = O, S, Se, Te) were systematically explored. The tellurium atom in the CTe complex could be smoothly replaced with lighter chalcogen atoms.
December 20, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916951/silica-based-and-borate-based-titania-containing-bioactive-coatings-characterization-critical-strain-energy-release-rate-residual-stresses-hardness-and-thermal-expansion
#20
Omar Rodriguez, Ali Matinmanesh, Sunjeev Phull, Emil H Schemitsch, Paul Zalzal, Owen M Clarkin, Marcello Papini, Mark R Towler
Silica-based and borate-based glass series, with increasing amounts of TiO₂ incorporated, are characterized in terms of their mechanical properties relevant to their use as metallic coating materials. It is observed that borate-based glasses exhibit CTE (Coefficient of Thermal Expansion) closer to the substrate's (Ti6Al4V) CTE, translating into higher mode I critical strain energy release rates of glasses and compressive residual stresses and strains at the coating/substrate interface, outperforming the silica-based glasses counterparts...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
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