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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427235/catan-ionic-hybrid-lipidic-nano-carriers-for-enhanced-bioavailability-and-anti-tumor-efficacy-of-chemodrugs
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Bilin Liu, Dan He, Jianyong Wu, Quan Sun, Mi Zhang, Qunyou Tan, Yao Li, Jingqing Zhang
To date there has not been any report on catan-ionic hybrid lipidic nano-carriers, let alone a report on applying them to deliver insoluble anti-tumor drugs. Catan-ionic hybrid lipidic nano-carriers containing curcumin (CUR-C-HLN) inherit the merits of catan-ionic systems, hybrid lipidic systems and nano-structured carriers (the second-generation substitute of solid lipidic nano-systems). Catan-ionic surfactants increased microvesicle stabilization by producing unordered isometric clusters, enhanced absorptive amount as an inhibitor of enzyme and protein, improved tumor accumulation by cellular endocytosis and membranous fusion; hybrid lipids helped to obtain high drug content and low leakage by forming a less-organized matrix arrangement...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427121/-efficacy-and-safety-of-vertebrae-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy-by-posterior-trans-apical-for-correction-of-severe-and-rigid-idiopathic-scoiiosis
#2
T Xu, Maimaiti Maierdan, H L Guo, Maimaiti Pulati, J Sheng, Q Deng, W B Sheng
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pedicle subtraction osteotomy for correction of severe rigid idiopathic scoliosis. Methods: From January 2003 to December 2014, eighteen patients with severe rigid idiopathic scoliosis were treated by posterior wedge osteotomy in department of spinal surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University. There were 5 males and 13 females, and the average age at was (16.9±9.1)years, and the average follow-up was 47.6 months. The coronal and sagittal Cobb's angles, sagittal trunk shifts, apical vertebral translation, height change and fusion segments were measured on standing AP and lateral radiographs before, after surgery and the final follow-up...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427064/emerging-issues-for-ultra-wide-field-angiography
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Alessandro Rabiolo, Luigi Antonio De Vitis, Riccardo Sacconi, Adriano Carnevali, Lea Querques, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
Fluorescein angiography (FA) is a useful test in patients affected by diabetic retinopathy (DR) to evaluate the blood-retinal barrier integrity and the presence of non-perfused areas, vascular leakage, microvascular abnormalities, and neovascularization. The peripheral retina is involved in most DR lesions, and, thus, its proper visualization is crucial for the screening, diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, and prognosis of DR. To expand the field of view, wide-field and ultra-wide-field imaging have been developed, allowing images up to 200° of retinal surface in one single photo...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425471/nonspecific-synaptic-plasticity-improves-the-recognition-of-sparse-patterns-degraded-by-local-noise
#4
Karen Safaryan, Reinoud Maex, Neil Davey, Rod Adams, Volker Steuber
Many forms of synaptic plasticity require the local production of volatile or rapidly diffusing substances such as nitric oxide. The nonspecific plasticity these neuromodulators may induce at neighboring non-active synapses is thought to be detrimental for the specificity of memory storage. We show here that memory retrieval may benefit from this non-specific plasticity when the applied sparse binary input patterns are degraded by local noise. Simulations of a biophysically realistic model of a cerebellar Purkinje cell in a pattern recognition task show that, in the absence of noise, leakage of plasticity to adjacent synapses degrades the recognition of sparse static patterns...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424985/postoperative-complications-and-functional-outcome-after-esophageal-atresia-repair-results-from-longitudinal-single-center-follow-up
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Florian Friedmacher, Birgit Kroneis, Andrea Huber-Zeyringer, Peter Schober, Holger Till, Hugo Sauer, Michael E Höllwarth
BACKGROUND: Esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) represent major therapeutic challenges, frequently associated with serious morbidities following surgical repair. The aim of this longitudinal study was to assess temporal changes in morbidity and mortality of patients with EA/TEF treated in a tertiary-level center, focusing on postoperative complications and their impact on long-term gastroesophageal function. METHODS: One hundred nine consecutive patients with EA/TEF born between 1975 and 2011 were followed for a median of 9...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424983/the-effect-of-gastrostomy-placement-on-gastric-function-in-children-a-prospective-cohort-study
#6
Josephine Franken, Femke A Mauritz, Rebecca K Stellato, David C Van der Zee, Maud Y A Van Herwaarden-Lindeboom
BACKGROUND: A gastrostomy placement is frequently performed in pediatric patients who require long-term enteral tube feeding. Unfortunately, postoperative complications such as leakage, feeding intolerance, and gastroesophageal reflux frequently occur. These complications may be due to postoperative gastric dysmotility. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of gastrostomy placement on gastric emptying in children. METHODS: A prospective study was performed including 50 children undergoing laparoscopic gastrostomy...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424792/sustained-high-levels-of-both-total-and-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-in-plasma-during-the-convalescent-phase-of-haemorrhagic-fever-with-renal-syndrome-are-associated-with-disease-severity
#7
Kang Tang, Chunmei Zhang, Yusi Zhang, Yun Zhang, Ran Zhuang, Boquan Jin, Ying Ma
Haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is characterised by an uncontrolled immune response that causes vascular leakage. Adiponectin (APN) is an adipocytokine involved in prorevascularisation and immunomodulation. To investigate the possible effects of APN in the pathogenesis of HFRS, total and high molecular weight (HMW) APN levels in the plasma of patients with HFRS were quantified using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Compared with those in healthy controls, the plasma total and HMW APN levels in patients were elevated to different degrees from the fever onset and remained high at the convalescent phase...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424371/comprehensive-assessmentof-cavernosography-with-320-row-dynamic-volume-ct-versus-conventional-cavernosography-in-erectile-dysfunction-patients-caused-by-venous-leakage
#8
Cheng-Cheng Xu, Yu-Ning Pan, Yi-Fan Tang, Jie Zhang, Guo-Yao Wang, Qiu-Li Huang
This study aims to investigate and compare the diagnostic and prognostic value of cavernosography with 320-row dynamic volume computed tomography (DVCT) versus conventional cavernosography in men with erectile dysfunction (ED) caused by venous leakage. A total of 174 patients diagnosed with ED were enrolled and received cavernosography with 320-row DVCT (DVCT group) and conventional cavernosography scans (control group), respectively. The diagnosis, complications and prognosis of patients were evaluated. The DVCT group provided higher-resolution images with less processing and testing time, as well as lowered does radiological agent and contrast agent compared to the control group...
April 19, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422500/influence-of-13-c-isotopic-labeling-location-on-dynamic-nuclear-polarization-of-acetate
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Peter NIedbalski, Christopher Parish, Andhika Kiswandhi, Zoltán Kovács, Lloyd Laporca Lumata
Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) via the dissolution method has alleviated the insensitivity problem in liquid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy by amplifying the signals by several thousand-fold. This NMR signal amplification process emanates from the microwave-mediated transfer of high electron spin alignment to the nuclear spins at high magnetic field and cryogenic temperature. Since the interplay between the electrons and nuclei is crucial, the chemical composition of a DNP sample such as the type of free radical used, glassing solvents, or the nature of the target nuclei can significantly affect the NMR signal enhancement levels that can be attained with DNP...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422486/stable-nanocomposite-based-on-pegylated-and-silver-nanoparticles-loaded-graphene-oxide-for-long-term-antibacterial-activity
#10
Rongtao Zhao, Min Lv, Yang Li, Mingxuan Sun, Wen Kong, Lihua Wang, Shiping Song, Chunhai Fan, Leili Jia, Shaofu Qiu, Yansong Sun, Hongbin Song, Rongzhang Hao
The increasing occurrence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens, especially superbugs, is compromising the efficacy of traditional antibiotics. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) loaded graphene oxide (GO) nanocomposite (GO-Ag) has drawn great interest as a promising alternative antibacterial material. However, GO-Ag nanocomposite often irreversibly aggregates in physiological solutions, severely influencing its antibacterial capacity and practical application. Herein, a PEGylated and AgNPs loaded GO nanocomposite (GO-PEG-Ag) is synthesized through a facile approach utilizing microwave irradiation, while avoiding extra reducing agents...
April 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422421/results-of-a-10-year-survey-of-workload-for-10-treatment-vaults-at-a-high-throughput-comprehensive-cancer-center
#11
Ziad H Saleh, Jeho Jeong, Brian Quinn, James Mechalakos, Jean St Germain, Lawrence T Dauer
The workload for shielding purposes of modern linear accelerators (linacs) consists of primary and scatter radiation which depends on the dose delivered to isocenter (cGy) and leakage radiation which depends on the monitor units (MUs). In this study, we report on the workload for 10 treatment vaults in terms of dose to isocenter (cGy), monitor units delivered (MUs), number of treatment sessions (Txs), as well as, use factors (U) and modulation factors (CI) for different treatment techniques. The survey was performed for the years between 2006 and 2015 and included 16 treatment machines which represent different generations of Varian linear accelerators (6EX, 600C, 2100C, 2100EX, and TrueBeam) operating at different electron and x-ray energies (6, 9, 12, 16 and 20 MeV electrons and, 6 and 15 MV x-rays)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422194/field-induced-anomalous-spreading-oscillation-ejection-spinning-and-breaking-of-oil-droplets-on-a-strongly-slipping-water-surface
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Sunny Kumar, Bhaskarjyoti Sarma, Ahsok Kumar Dasmahapatra, Amaresh Dalal, Dipankar Narayan Basu, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay
Application of an electric field on an oil droplet floating on the surface of a deionized water bath showed interesting motions such as spreading, oscillation, and ejection. The electric field was generated by connecting a pointed platinum cathode at the top of the oil droplet and a copper anode coated with polymer at the bottom of the water layer. The experimental setup mimicked a conventional electrowetting setup with the exception that the oil was spread on a soft and deformable water isolator. While at relatively lower field intensities we observed spreading of the droplet, at intermediate field intensities the droplet oscillated around the platinum cathode, before ejecting out at a speed as high as ∼5 body lengths per second at even stronger field intensities...
April 19, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422187/a-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-agonist-inhibits-tertiary-lymphoid-tissue-reactivation-and-hypersensitivity-in-the-lung
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C A Huppé, P Blais Lecours, A Lechasseur, D R Gendron, A M Lemay, E Y Bissonnette, M R Blanchet, C Duchaine, M C Morissette, H Rosen, D Marsolais
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is characterized by pulmonary accumulation of B-cell-rich tertiary lymphoid tissues (TLTs), which are alleged sites of amplification for antigen-specific responses. The sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) regulates key mechanisms underlying lymphoid tissue biology and its chemical modulation causes lymphocyte retention in lymph nodes. Given the putative immunopathogenic impact of lymphocyte accumulation in TLTs, we investigated whether or not chemical modulation of S1P1 caused lymphocyte retention within TLTs in a model of hypersensitivity pneumonitis...
April 19, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421413/substrate-induced-conformational-changes-of-the-tyrocidine-synthetase-1-adenylation-domain-probed-by-intrinsic-trp-fluorescence
#14
Matilda Šprung, Barbara Soldo, Stjepan Orhanović, Viljemka Bučević-Popović
Nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS) are multifunctional proteins that catalyze the synthesis of the peptide products with enormous biological potential. The process of biosynthesis starts with the adenylation (A) domain, which during the catalytic cycle undergoes extensive structural rearrangements. In this paper, we present the first study of the tyrocidine synthetase 1 A-domain (TycA-A) fluorescence properties. The TycA-A protein contains five potentially fluorescent Trp residues at positions 227, 301, 323, 376 and 406...
April 18, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421342/selective-retina-therapy-with-automatic-real-time-feedback-controlled-dosimetry-for-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-in-korean-patients
#15
Young Gun Park, Seungbum Kang, Minhee Kim, Nari Yoo, Young Jung Roh
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of selective retina therapy (SRT) with real-time feedback-controlled dosimetry (RFD) in the treatment of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: In this retrospective case series study, 50 eyes of 49 patients with chronic CSC demonstrating focal or diffuse foveal leakages on fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) were included. Following evaluation of test spots at temporal arcades, SRT (wavelength 527 nm, pulse repetition rate 100 Hz, pulse energy ramp with maximal 15 pulses) with retinal spot diameter of 200 μm was applied to the areas of each leakage observed on fluorescein angiography...
April 18, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421081/mechanistic-insight-into-salt-tolerance-of-acacia-auriculiformis-the-importance-of-ion-selectivity-osmoprotection-tissue-tolerance-and-na-exclusion
#16
Md M Rahman, Md A Rahman, Md G Miah, Satya R Saha, M A Karim, Mohammad G Mostofa
Salinity, one of the major environmental constraints, threatens soil health and consequently agricultural productivity worldwide. Acacia auriculiformis, being a halophyte, offers diverse benefits against soil salinity; however, the defense mechanisms underlying salt-tolerant capacity in A. auriculiformis are still elusive. In this study, we aimed to elucidate mechanisms regulating the adaptability of the multi-purpose perennial species A. auriculiformis to salt stress. The growth, ion homeostasis, osmoprotection, tissue tolerance and Na(+) exclusion, and anatomical adjustments of A...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420238/the-role-of-ti-buffer-layer-thickness-on-the-resistive-switching-properties-of-hafnium-oxide-based-resistive-switching-memories
#17
Sk Ziaur Rahaman, Yu-De Lin, Heng-Yuan Lee, Yu-Sheng Chen, Pang-Shiu Chen, Wei-Su Chen, Chien-Hua Hsu, Kan-Hsueh Tsai, Ming-Jinn Tsai, Pei-Hua Wang
Ti/HfOx ‒based resistive random access memory (RRAM) has been extensively investigated as one of the emerging nonvolatile memory (NVM) candidates due to its excellent memory performance and CMOS process compatibility. Although the importance of the role of the Ti buffer layer is well recognized, the detailed understanding about Ti thickness dependent asymmetric switching nature is still missing. To realize this, the present work addresses the effects of the Ti buffer layer thickness on the switching properties of the TiN/Ti/HfOx/TiN 1T1R RRAM...
April 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420040/semi-end-to-end-esophagojejunostomy-after-laparoscopy-assisted-total-gastrectomy-better-reduces-stricture-and-leakage-than-the-conventional-end-to-side-procedure-a-retrospective-study
#18
Wei Duan, Kaijun Liu, Xiaolong Fu, Xuqi Shen, Jun Chen, Chongyu Su, Peiwu Yu, Yongliang Zhao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) has not gained popularity due to the technical difficulty of esophagojejunostomy (EJ) and the high incidence of EJ-related complications. Herein, we compared two types of EJ for Roux-en-Y reconstruction to determine whether semi-end-to-end (SETE) EJ is more convenient than the end-to-side (ETS) procedure and is capable of reducing stricture and leakage. METHODS: A total of 268 patients who underwent LATG with Roux-en-Y reconstruction were included in this study...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419958/arsenate-and-fluoride-enhanced-each-other-s-uptake-in-as-sensitive-plant-pteris-ensiformis
#19
Suchismita Das, Letuzia M de Oliveira, Evandro da Silva, Lena Q Ma
We investigated the effects of arsenate (AsV) and fluoride (F) on each other's uptake in an As-sensitive plant Pteris ensiformis. Plants were exposed to 1) 0.1 × Hoagland solution control, 2) 3.75 mg L(-1) As and 1.9, 3.8, or 7.6 mg L(-1) F, or 3) 1 mg L(-1) F and 3.75 mg L(-1) or 7.5 mg L(-1) As for 7 d in hydroponics. P. ensiformis accumulated 14.7-32.6 mg kg(-1) As at 3.75 mg L(-1) AsV, and 99-145 mg kg(-1) F at 1 mg L(-1) F. Our study revealed that AsV and F increased each other's uptake when co-present...
April 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419533/a-new-approach-for-radiosynoviorthesis-a-dose-optimized-planning-method-based-on-monte-carlo-simulation-and-synovial-measurement-using-3d-slicer-and-mri
#20
Mirta Bárbara Torres Berdeguez, Sylvia Thomas, Patricia Rafful, Tiago Arruda Sanchez, Susie Medeiros Oliveira Ramos, Marta Souza Albernaz, Lidia Vasconcellos de Sá, Sergio Augusto Lopes de Souza, Felix Mas Milian, Ademir Xavier da Silva
PURPOSE: Recently, there has been a growing interest in a methodology for dose planning in radiosynoviorthesis to substitute fixed activity. Clinical practice based on fixed activity frequently does not embrace radiopharmaceutical dose optimization in patients. The aim of this paper is to propose and discuss a dose planning methodology considering the radiological findings of interest obtained by three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging combined with Monte Carlo simulation in radiosynoviorthesis treatment applied to hemophilic arthropathy...
April 17, 2017: Medical Physics
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