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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487258/understanding-substance-use-and-addiction-through-the-lyrics-of-black-sabbath-a-content-analysis
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Kevin P Conway, Patrick McGrain
BACKGROUND: Heavy metal music is distinguished for its deep sound and lyrical fixation with dark themes including war, destruction, doom, and misery. Such subjects permeate the music of Black Sabbath, the band generally considered the pioneers of heavy metal. One theme-substance use-is recurrent in Black Sabbath's songs and personal lives of its members. OBJECTIVE/METHODS: This study explored the band's relationship with substance use though a content analysis of all songs containing lyrics written and recorded in studio by Black Sabbath...
October 14, 2016: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26720874/toward-an-automated-method-for-optical-coherence-tomography-characterization
#2
Mathias Strupler, Amber M Beckley, Fouzi Benboujja, Sylvain Dubois, Isabelle Noiseux, Ozzy Mermut, Jean-Pierre Bouchard, Caroline Boudoux
With the increasing use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in biomedical applications, robust yet simple methods for calibrating and benchmarking a system are needed. We present here a procedure based on a calibration object complemented with an algorithm that analyzes three-dimensional OCT datasets to retrieve key characteristics of an OCT system. The calibration object combines state-of-the-art tissue phantom material with a diamond-turned aluminum multisegment mirror. This method is capable of determining rapidly volumetric field-of-view, axial resolution, and image curvature...
2015: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25839351/the-impact-of-patient-to-patient-interaction-in-health-facility-waiting-rooms-on-their-perception-of-health-professionals
#3
William Kent Willis, Ahmet Ozzie Ozturk, Ashish Chandra
Patients have to wait in waiting rooms prior to seeing the physician. But there are few studies that demonstrate what they are actually doing in the waiting room. This exploratory study was designed to investigate the types of discussions that patients in the waiting room typically engage in with other patients and how the conversations affected their opinion on general reputation of the clinic, injections/blocks as treatment procedures, waiting time, time spent with the caregiver, overall patient satisfaction, and the pain medication usage policy...
January 2015: Hospital Topics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25695576/long-term-quit-rates-after-a-perioperative-smoking-cessation-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Susan M Lee, Jennifer Landry, Philip M Jones, Ozzie Buhrmann, Patricia Morley-Forster
BACKGROUND: While surgery and perioperative smoking cessation interventions may motivate patients to quit smoking in the short term, it is unknown how often this translates into permanent cessation. In this study, we sought to determine the rates of long-term smoking cessation after a perioperative smoking cessation intervention and predictors of successful cessation at 1 year. METHODS: We previously reported short-term results from a perioperative randomized controlled trial comparing usual care with an intervention involving (1) brief counseling by the preadmission nurse, (2) smoking cessation brochures, (3) referral to a telephone quitline, and (4) a free 6-week supply of transdermal nicotine replacement...
March 2015: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25401538/advances-in-engineering-of-high-contrast-cars-imaging-endoscopes
#5
Pascal Deladurantaye, Alex Paquet, Claude Paré, Huimin Zheng, Michel Doucet, David Gay, Michel Poirier, Jean-François Cormier, Ozzy Mermut, Brian C Wilson, Eric J Seibel
The translation of CARS imaging towards real time, high resolution, chemically selective endoscopic tissue imaging applications is limited by a lack of sensitivity in CARS scanning probes sufficiently small for incorporation into endoscopes. We have developed here a custom double clad fiber (DCF)-based CARS probe which is designed to suppress the contaminant Four-Wave-Mixing (FWM) background generated within the fiber and integrated it into a fiber based scanning probe head of a few millimeters in diameter...
October 20, 2014: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24466473/towards-a-bimodal-proximity-sensor-for-in-situ-neurovascular-bundle-detection-during-dental-implant-surgery
#6
Jessie R Weber, François Baribeau, Paul Grenier, Frédéric Emond, Sylvain Dubois, François Duchesne, Marc Girard, Timothy Pope, Pascal Gallant, Ozzy Mermut, Hassan Ghaderi Moghadam
Proof of concept results are presented towards an in situ bimodal proximity sensor for neurovascular bundle detection during dental implant surgery using combined near infrared absorption (NIR) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) techniques. These modalities are shown to have different sensitivity to the proximity of optical contrast from neurovascular bundles. NIR AC and DC signals from the pulsing of an artery enable qualitative ranging of the bundle in the millimeter range, with best sensitivity around 0...
December 2, 2013: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24339248/microflow1-a-sheathless-fiber-optic-flow-cytometry-biomedical-platform-demonstration-onboard-the-international-space-station
#7
Geneviève Dubeau-Laramée, Christophe Rivière, Isabelle Jean, Ozzy Mermut, Luchino Y Cohen
A fiber-optic based flow cytometry platform was designed to build a portable and robust instrument for space applications. At the core of the Microflow1 is a unique fiber-optic flow cell fitted to a fluidic system and fiber coupled to the source and detection channels. A Microflow1 engineering unit was first tested and benchmarked against a commercial flow cytometer as a reference in a standard laboratory environment. Testing in parabolic flight campaigns was performed to establish Microflow1's performance in weightlessness, before operating the new platform on the International Space Station...
April 2014: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23868890/the-effectiveness-of-a-perioperative-smoking-cessation-program-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Susan M Lee, Jennifer Landry, Philip M Jones, Ozzie Buhrmann, Patricia Morley-Forster
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking by surgical patients is associated with increased complications, particularly perioperative respiratory problems and poor wound healing. In this study, we sought to determine whether a pragmatic perioperative smoking cessation intervention designed for a busy preadmission clinic would be successful in reducing smoking rates and intraoperative and immediate postoperative complications. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was conducted at a university-affiliated hospital in London, Ontario, Canada...
September 2013: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22684593/an-outbreak-of-tuberculosis-among-adults-with-mental-illness
#9
Joseph S Cavanaugh, Krista Powell, Ozzie J Renwick, Kevin L Davis, Aaron Hilliard, Cynthia Benjamin, Kiren Mitruka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2012: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22632764/high-throughput-cellular-screening-of-engineered-ecm-based-on-combinatorial-polyelectrolyte-multilayer-films
#10
Miloslav Sailer, Karen Lai Wing Sun, Ozzy Mermut, Timothy E Kennedy, Christopher J Barrett
The capacity to engineer the extracellular matrix is critical to better understand cell function and to design optimal cellular environments to support tissue engineering, transplantation and repair. Stacks of adsorbed polymers can be engineered as soft wet three dimensional matrices, with properties tailored to support cell survival and growth. Here, we have developed a combinatorial method to generate coatings that self assemble from solutions of polyelectrolytes in water, layer by layer, to produce a polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) coating that has enabled high-throughput screening for cellular biocompatibility...
August 2012: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21519436/operation-innovation-a-new-level-of-care-and-service-for-breast-cancer-screening-detection-and-treatment
#11
Richard Rajaratnam, Terry Belmont, Koklian Lim, Vita Willett, Annie Lee, Edward Tyau, Dong Quach, Ozzie Martinez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2006: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20589010/reference-optical-phantoms-for-diffuse-optical-spectroscopy-part-1-error-analysis-of-a-time-resolved-transmittance-characterization-method
#12
Jean-Pierre Bouchard, Israël Veilleux, Rym Jedidi, Isabelle Noiseux, Michel Fortin, Ozzy Mermut
Development, production quality control and calibration of optical tissue-mimicking phantoms require a convenient and robust characterization method with known absolute accuracy. We present a solid phantom characterization technique based on time resolved transmittance measurement of light through a relatively small phantom sample. The small size of the sample enables characterization of every material batch produced in a routine phantoms production. Time resolved transmittance data are pre-processed to correct for dark noise, sample thickness and instrument response function...
May 24, 2010: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20408618/directions-in-peptide-interfacial-science
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Ozzy Mermut, Roger L York, Diana C Phillips, Keith R McCrea, Robert S Ward, Gabor A Somorjai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2006: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20185653/detection-of-carbon-monoxide-during-routine-anesthetics-in-infants-and-children
#14
Richard J Levy, Viviane G Nasr, Ozzie Rivera, Renee Roberts, Michael Slack, Joshua P Kanter, Kanishka Ratnayaka, Richard F Kaplan, Francis X McGowan
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO) can be produced in the anesthesia circuit when inhaled anesthetics are degraded by dried carbon dioxide absorbent and exhaled CO can potentially be rebreathed during low-flow anesthesia. Exposure to low concentrations of CO (12.5 ppm) can cause neurotoxicity in the developing brain and may lead to neurodevelopmental impairment. In this study, we aimed to quantify the amount of CO present within a circle system breathing circuit during general endotracheal anesthesia in infants and children with fresh strong metal alkali carbon dioxide absorbent and define the variables associated with the levels detected...
March 1, 2010: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/19021322/effect-of-liposomal-confinement-on-photothermal-and-photo-oximetric-fluorescence-lifetimes-of-photosensitizers-with-varying-hydrophilicity
#15
Ozzy Mermut, Isabelle Noiseux, Jean-Pierre Bouchard, Jean-François Cormier, Patrice Desroches, Michel Fortin, Pascal Gallant, Sébastien Leclair, Marcia L Vernon, Kevin R Diamond, Michael S Patterson
The time-resolved fluorescence of photosensitizers (PSs) of varying hydrophobicities, di-and tetrasulfonated Al phthalocyanines (Al-2 and Al-4), and Photochlor (HPPH), was investigated in liposomes used as cell-mimetic models. Using frequency-and time-domain apparatus, the fluorescence lifetime, tau(fluo), was compared for PSs free in aqueous solution and in a liposome-associated state at varied temperatures (25 to 78 degrees C) and oxygen concentrations (0-190 microM). The analysis of tau(fluo) revealed different decay behaviors for the free-solution and liposome-confined PSs, most significantly for the lipophilic HPPH...
July 2008: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/19021321/effect-of-liposomal-confinement-on-photochemical-properties-of-photosensitizers-with-varying-hydrophilicity
#16
Isabelle Noiseux, Ozzy Mermut, Jean-Pierre Bouchard, Jean-François Cormier, Patrice Desroches, Michel Fortin, Pascal Gallant, Sébastien Leclair, Marcia L Vernon, Kevin R Diamond, Michael S Patterson
Preferential tumor localization and the aggregation state of photosensitizers (PSs) can depend on the hydrophilic/hydrophobic nature of the molecule and affect their phototoxicity. In this study, three PSs of different hydrophilicity are introduced in liposomes to understand the structure-photochemistry relationship of PSs in this cellular model system. Absorbance and fluorescence spectra of amphiphilic aluminum (III) phthalocyanine disulfonate chloride adjacent isomer (Al-2), hydrophilic aluminum (III) phthalocyanine chloride tetrasulfonic acid (Al-4), and lipophilic 2-(1-hexyloxyethyl)-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide (HPPH) are compared in a liposomal confined state with free PS in bulk solution...
July 2008: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/16875832/ozzy-a-jag1-vestibular-mouse-mutant-displays-characteristics-of-alagille-syndrome
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Karen Vrijens, Sofie Thys, Marcel T De Jeu, Andrei A Postnov, Markus Pfister, Luk Cox, An Zwijsen, Viviane Van Hoof, Marcus Mueller, Nora M De Clerck, Chris I De Zeeuw, Guy Van Camp, Lut Van Laer
The mouse mutant Ozzy, originating from an ENU-mutagenesis programme, displays a head bobbing phenotype. We report here that Ozzy mice show a clear deficit in vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR). Micro-CT scanning of the inner ears showed narrowing and truncations of at least one of the semicircular canals and loss of the ampullae. Frequency-specific auditory-evoked brainstem response (ABR) tests revealed a slight threshold increase in the middle frequency range compared to wild-type littermates. Linkage analysis localised the gene in a 5...
October 2006: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/16536533/in-situ-adsorption-studies-of-a-14-amino-acid-leucine-lysine-peptide-onto-hydrophobic-polystyrene-and-hydrophilic-silica-surfaces-using-quartz-crystal-microbalance-atomic-force-microscopy-and-sum-frequency-generation-vibrational-spectroscopy
#18
Ozzy Mermut, Diana C Phillips, Roger L York, Keith R McCrea, Robert S Ward, Gabor A Somorjai
The adsorption of a 14-amino acid amphiphilic peptide, LK14, which is composed of leucine (L, nonpolar) and lysine (K, charged), on hydrophobic polystyrene (PS) and hydrophilic silica (SiO2) was investigated in situ by quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy. The LK14 peptide, adsorbed from a pH 7.4 phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) solution, displayed very different coverage, surface roughness and friction, topography, and surface-induced orientation when adsorbed onto PS versus SiO2 surfaces...
March 22, 2006: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/12964391/a-blogger-in-their-midst
#19
Halley Suitt
It was five minutes before show time, and only 15 people had wandered into the conference room to hear Lancaster-Webb CEO Will Somerset introduce the company's latest line of surgical gloves. More important, sales prospect Samuel Taylor, medical director of the Houston Clinic, had failed to show. Will walked out of the ballroom to steady his nerves and noticed a spillover crowd down the hall. He made a "What's up?" gesture to Judy Chen, Lancaster-Webb's communications chief. She came over to him. "It's Glove Girl...
September 2003: Harvard Business Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/8540783/the-45th-annual-john-stanley-coulter-lecture-post-polio-sequelae-and-the-paradigms-of-the-50s-newtie-ozzie-and-harriet-versus-paradigms-of-caring-and-a-future-for-rehabilitation-in-america
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