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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786914/conductive-hydrogels-as-smart-materials-for-flexible-electronic-devices
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Qinfeng Rong, Wenwei Lei, Mingjie Liu
Flexible conductive materials have gained considerable research interest in recent years because of their potential applications in flexible energy storage devices, sensors, touch panels, electronic-skins, etc. With excellent flexibility, outstanding electric properties and tunable mechanical properties, conductive hydrogels as conductive materials offer plentiful insights and opportunities for flexible electronic devices. Numerous synthetic strategies have been developed to obtain various conductive hydrogels, and high-performance devices based on these conductive hydrogels have been realized...
May 22, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786005/a-microinvasive-technique-for-management-of-corneal-edema-secondary-to-glaucoma-drainage-device-tube-corneal-touch
#2
Harsh Kumar, Avnindra Gupta, Viney Gupta
We present a case of tube endothelial touch where a suture technique for repositioning of the Ahmed glaucoma valve was performed. Advantage of this technique is that it is minimally invasive and anterior chamber stability is maintained during the procedure.
June 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785739/in-vitro-formation-of-the-merkel-cell-neurite-complex-in-embryonic-mouse-whiskers-using-organotypic-co-cultures
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Kentaro Ishida, Tetsuichiro Saito, Toshiyuki Mitsui
A Merkel cell-neurite complex is a touch receptor composed of specialized epithelial cells named Merkel cells and peripheral sensory nerves in the skin. Merkel cells are found in touch-sensitive skin components including whisker follicles. The nerve fibers that innervate Merkel cells of a whisker follicle extend from the maxillary branch of the trigeminal ganglion. Whiskers as a sensory organ attribute to the complicated architecture of the Merkel cell-neurite complex, and therefore it is intriguing how the structure is formed...
May 22, 2018: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784740/nccn-guidelines-updates-prostate-cancer-and-prostate-cancer-early-detection
#4
Peter H Carroll, James L Mohler
Peter H. Carroll, MD, MPH, and James L. Mohler, MD, updated attendees on what is new in the 2018 NCCN Guidelines for Prostate Cancer Early Detection and for Prostate Cancer, respectively. Their presentations touched on new screening recommendations, shared decision-making, risk stratification, the role of genomic and molecular testing, active surveillance, and newer systemic treatments.
May 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784634/evaluation-of-app-based-serious-gaming-as-a-training-method-in-teaching-chest-tube-insertion-to-medical-students-randomized-controlled-trial
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Patrick Haubruck, Felix Nickel, Julian Ober, Tilman Walker, Christian Bergdolt, Mirco Friedrich, Beat Peter Müller-Stich, Franziska Forchheim, Christian Fischer, Gerhard Schmidmaier, Michael C Tanner
BACKGROUND: The insertion of a chest tube should be as quick and accurate as possible to maximize the benefit and minimize possible complications for the patient. Therefore, comprehensive training and assessment before an emergency situation are essential for proficiency in chest tube insertion. Serious games have become more prevalent in surgical training because they enable students to study and train a procedure independently, and errors made have no effect on patients. However, up-to-date evidence regarding the effect of serious games on performance in procedures in emergency medicine remains scarce...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784619/parental-touch-reduces-social-vigilance-in-children
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Eddie Brummelman, David Terburg, Miranda Smit, Susan M Bögels, Peter A Bos
The sense of touch develops in utero and enables parent-child communication from the earliest moments of life. Research shows that parental touch (e.g., licking and grooming in rats, skin-to-skin care in humans) has organizing effects on the offspring's stress system. Little is known, however, about the psychological effects of parental touch. Building on findings from ethology and psychology, we propose that parental touch-even as subtle as a touch on the shoulder-tells children that their environment is safe for exploration, thus reducing their social vigilance...
May 9, 2018: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782037/multiloculated-solitary-unicameral-bone-cyst-in-a-young-dog
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Sarah C Roode, Heather R Shive, Willemijn Hoorntje, Jennifer Bernard, Devorah M Stowe, Roy R Pool, Carol B Grindem
A 20-month-old female spayed Staffordshire Terrier (22.3 kg) presented to the Orthopedic Surgery Service at North Carolina State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for evaluation of a 6-week history of toe-touching to nonweight-bearing lameness in the right hind limb. Radiographs of the right stifle revealed a multiloculated lytic lesion of the distal femur, with a large open lytic zone centrally, numerous osseous septations peripherally, and focal areas of cortical thinning and loss. An aspirate of the right distal femoral lesion yielded mildly cloudy serosanguineous fluid...
May 21, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781961/-from-ear-to-trunk-mri-reveals-referral-of-pain
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Julia Forstenpointner, Stephan Wolff, Patrick W Stroman, Olav Jansen, Stefanie Rehm, Ralf Baron, Janne Gierthmühlen
Referred and projecting pain can be observed in acute and chronic pain states. We present the case of a 69-year-old female patient with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in dermatome Th2/3 who reported that touching the ipsilateral earlap (dermatome C2) would enhance pain and dynamic mechanical allodynia (DMA) in the affected Th2/3-dermatome. The aim was to investigate possible underlying mechanisms of this phenomenon using the capsaicin experimental pain sensitization model, quantitative sensory testing (QST) and functional spinal and supraspinal MRI (fMRI)...
May 16, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780877/disgust-and-the-rubber-hand-illusion-a-registered-replication-report-of-jalal-krishnakumar-and-ramachandran-2015
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Hiroshi Nitta, Haruto Tomita, Yi Zhang, Xinxin Zhou, Yuki Yamada
Heightened experience of disgust is a feature of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), particularly contamination-related OCD (C-OCD). Previous studies of the rubber hand illusion (RHI) reported that the sense of body ownership is related to the interaction between vision, touch, and proprioception. One recent study demonstrated a link between the RHI and disgust, suggesting that there is an interaction between these three perceptual modalities and disgust (Jalal et al., PLOS ONE 10:e0139159, 2015). However, there have been no direct replications of this initial study...
2018: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779735/behavioral-and-autonomic-responses-to-real-and-digital-reproductions-of-works-of-art
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Francesca Siri, Francesca Ferroni, Martina Ardizzi, Anna Kolesnikova, Marcella Beccaria, Barbara Rocci, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Vittorio Gallese
Nowadays, works of art can be enjoyed in both their original and reproduced format. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the format of a work of art could influence physiological and cognitive responses in beholders. Two abstract works of art and their digital reproductions were selected as experimental stimuli and displayed for 2min to 60 participants in a museum. HRV, HR, and RMSSD were recorded, while participants observed the works of art. Subsequently, participants provided behavioral ratings of color intensity, emotional intensity, aesthetic evaluation, perceived movement, and desire to touch the works of art...
2018: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779688/how-to-better-monitor-and-clean-irregular-surfaces-in-operating-rooms-insights-gained-by-using-both-atp-luminescence-and-rodac-assays
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Olivia Ellis, Hilary Godwin, Maren David, Dan J Morse, Romney Humphries, Daniel Z Uslan
BACKGROUND: A major limitation to developing evidence-based approaches to infection prevention is the paucity of real-time, quantitative methods for monitoring the cleanliness of environmental surfaces in clinical settings. One solution that has been proposed is adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence assays, but this method does not provide information about the source of the ATP. MATERIALS/METHODS: To address this gap, we conducted a study in which ATP bioluminescence was coupled with traditional RODAC sampling and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry to assess which organisms were viable and present...
May 17, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779368/automated-3d-printed-microfluidic-array-for-rapid-nanomaterial-enhanced-detection-of-multiple-proteins
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Karteek Kadimisetty, Spundana Malla, Ketki Bhalerao, Islam M Mosa, Snehasis Bhakta, Norman Lee, James F Rusling
We report here the fabrication and validation of a novel 3D printed, automated immunoarray to detect multiple proteins with ultralow detection limits. This low cost, miniature immunoarray employs electrochemiluminescent (ECL) detection measured with a CCD camera and employs touch screen control of a micropump to facilitate automated use. The miniaturized array features prefilled reservoirs to deliver sample and reagents to a paper-thin pyrolytic graphite microwell detection chip to complete sandwich immunoassays...
May 21, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778817/extent-of-aortic-replacement-in-type-a-dissection-current-answers-for-an-endless-debate
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Stephen D Waterford, Rita L Gardner, Marc R Moon
BACKGROUND: The proximal and distal extent of surgery for type A dissection is the subject of this review article. METHODS: In this report, we summarize select series that illumine the issue at hand and provide insight into the surgical approach at our institution to DeBakey type I aortic dissections. RESULTS: For proximal extent, we discuss preservation of the aortic valve in the presence of aortic insufficiency, as well as management of the aortic root in the setting of root dilation...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778336/implementation-of-the-aortic-no-touch-technique-to-reduce-stroke-after-off-pump-coronary-surgery
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Alexander Albert, Jürgen Ennker, Yasser Hegazy, Sebastian Ullrich, Georgi Petrov, Payam Akhyari, Stefan Bauer, Eda Ürer, Ina Carolin Ennker, Artur Lichtenberg, Horst Priss, Alexander Assmann
OBJECTIVES: Despite substantial scientific effort, the relationship between stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting and the use of the aortic no-touch off-pump technique (anOPCAB) remains incompletely understood. The present study aimed to define the effect of anOPCAB on the occurrence and time point of stroke. METHODS: A total cohort of 15,042 consecutive patients underwent surgical myocardial revascularization at a single institution. After establishing anOPCAB as routine procedure, 4695 patients received surgery by 18 different surgeons using the anaortic approach...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777949/evaluation-of-skin-or-sweat-characteristic-mrnas-for-inferring-the-human-origin-of-touched-contact-traces
#15
Tomoko Akutsu, Ken Watanabe, Ayari Takamura, Koichi Sakurada
The source of small amounts of touch DNA, which is transferred from the skin to an object when it is handled or touched, could be an issue in the forensic analysis of criminal cases. Here, we performed an extended evaluation of skin- or sweat-characteristic mRNAs to investigate their usability to infer whether an object has been handled or touched by someone. First, we compared the expression levels of candidate genes between skin swabs and other body fluids by quantitative RT-PCR analysis. Among the analyzed genes, corneodesmosin (CDSN), late cornified envelope 1C (LCE1C), filaggrin (FLG), desmocollin 1, and dermcidin were selected for further analysis on the basis of their specificities and sensitivities...
May 14, 2018: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777891/surgical-strategy-for-and-anatomical-locations-of-petroapex-and-petroclival-meningiomas-based-on-evaluation-of-the-feeding-artery
#16
Kazuhide Adachi, Mituhiro Hasegawa, Shinichiro Tateyama, Yushi Kawazoe, Yuichi Hirose
OBJECTIVE: The anterior transpetrosal (ATP) approach is the most appropriate approach for petroclival meningiomas, which are typically located from the dorsum sellae to the upper border of the internal acoustic meatus (IAM). Although neurosurgeons can resect over this area if the tumor is detached from the dura, tumors within the indication area for petroclival meningiomas is insufficient for the selection of the ATP approach because it can be difficult to evaluate whether the tumor is attached or only touching the dura...
May 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777837/bacteriophage-research-what-we-have-learnt-and-what-still-needs-to-be-addressed
#17
Andrew M Kropinski
Research on bacteriophages has significantly enhanced our understanding of molecular biology, the genomes of prokaryotic cells, and viral ecology. Phages and lysins offer a viable alternative to the declining utility of antibiotics in this post-antibiotic era. They also provide ideal teaching tools for genomics and bioinformatics. This article touches on the first 100 years of phage research with the author commenting on what he thinks are the highlights, and what needs to be addressed.
May 16, 2018: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777776/distinct-roles-for-the-cell-adhesion-molecule-contactin2-in-the-development-and-function-of-neural-circuits-in-zebrafish
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Suman Gurung, Emilia Asante, Devynn Hummel, Ashley Williams, Oren Feldman-Schultz, Mary C Halloran, Vinoth Sittaramane, Anand Chandrasekhar
Contactin2 (Cntn2)/Transient Axonal Glycoprotein 1 (Tag1), a neural cell adhesion molecule, has established roles in neuronal migration and axon fasciculation in chick and mouse. In zebrafish, antisense morpholino-based studies have indicated roles for cntn2 in the migration of facial branchiomotor (FBM) neurons, the guidance of the axons of the nucleus of the medial longitudinal fascicle (nucMLF), and the outgrowth of Rohon-Beard (RB) central axons. To study functions of Cntn2 in later stages of neuronal development, we generated cntn2 mutant zebrafish using CRISPR-Cas9...
May 16, 2018: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777539/the-intersection-of-race-and-gender-among-black-american-adolescents
#19
Eleanor K Seaton, Karolyn Tyson
This study employed an exploratory sequential mixed-methods design to examine the intersection of race and gender among Black American adolescents, aged 11-19. The quantitative component (n = 344) used survey data to examine gender differences in peer-perpetrated and adult-perpetrated racial discrimination experiences, and no gender differences were evident. Qualitative data (n = 42) probed how males and females interpret discrimination experiences given the intersection of race and gender. Although the majority of participants believed that Black males and females have similar experiences, some believed that Black males face more racial discrimination...
May 19, 2018: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774501/totally-robotic-complete-mesocolic-excision-for-right-sided-colon-cancer
#20
Volkan Ozben, Erman Aytac, Deniz Atasoy, Ilknur Erenler Bayraktar, Onur Bayraktar, Ipek Sapci, Bilgi Baca, Tayfun Karahasanoglu, Ismail Hamzaoglu
Complexity and operative risks of complete mesocolic excision (CME) seem to be important drawbacks to generalize this procedure in the surgical treatment of right colon cancer. Robotic systems have been developed to improve quality and outcomes of minimal invasive surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of robotic right-sided CME and present our initial experience. A retrospective review of 37 patients undergoing totally robotic right-sided CME between February 2015 and November 2017 was performed...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
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