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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231638/comparison-of-the-shock-absorption-capacities-of-different-mouthguards
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Melina Simonetta Bochnig, Min-Jung Oh, Theresa Nagel, Fred Ziegler, Paul-Georg Jost-Brinkmann
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In this in vitro study the protective qualities of different mouthguard types were examined during small hard object collisions. The aim was to investigate inconclusive aspects of hard inserts, nylon nets and air spaces as reinforcements in the anterior region and the protection qualities of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five different mouthguards with a labial thickness between 2 mm and 11 mm made of materials of varying stiffness were investigated...
February 23, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224123/model-based-pat-for-quality-management-in-pharmaceuticals-freeze-drying-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Davide Fissore
Model-based process analytical technologies can be used for the in-line control and optimization of a pharmaceuticals freeze-drying process, as well as for the off-line design of the process, i.e., the identification of the optimal operating conditions. This paper aims at presenting the state of the art in this field, focusing, particularly, on three groups of systems, namely, those based on the temperature measurement (i.e., the soft sensor), on the chamber pressure measurement (i.e., the systems based on the test of pressure rise and of pressure decrease), and on the sublimation flux estimate (i...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217852/treatment-of-standardised-wounds-with-pure-epidermal-micrografts-generated-with-an-automated-device
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Gregor Buehrer, Andreas Arkudas, Raymund E Horch
In this study, we analysed the effects of pure epidermal micrografts generated with an automated device in a standardised human wound model. Epidermal micrografts were harvested using an automated device. Micrografts were then transplanted onto split-skin donor sites. The target area was only partially covered with transplants to create an intra-individual control area. Wounds were evaluated by subjective assessment as well as measurements with combined laser and white light spectroscopy and cutometry. The epidermal graft sites remained completely stable, whereas control sites offered partially unstable and blistering areas...
February 20, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213727/photostability-of-coumarin-laser-dyes-a-mechanistic-study-using-global-and-local-reactivity-descriptors
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Virendra R Mishra, Nagaiyan Sekar
Using density functional theory approach, the trend in photostability of fluorescent coumarin laser dyes were investigated with the help global reactivity descriptors. The effect of different basis sets on global reactivity descriptors i.e. electrophilicity index (ω) is studied. The local reactivity descriptors such as Fukui function, local softness and local electrophilicity index have been used to understand the reactive site in the molecule. Photodegradation mechanism of fluorescent coumarin laser dyes in presence of singlet oxygen is explained using density functional theory...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203008/-effects-of-different-techniques-on-removal-of-vapor-lock-in-the-apical-region-of-curved-canals-a-cone-beam-computed-tomography-study
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Z Su, Y H Bai, X M Hou
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of four different techniques on removal of vapor lock in the apical region of curved root canals. METHODS: Forty simulated resin root canals with 45° curvature were prepared using WaveOne Primary, then the apical foramen were sealed with soft wax. The teeth were divided randomly into 4 groups thereafter (n=10). Contract solution was injected into the canals using a 30 G side-vented needle and scanned with cone-beam CT (CBCT) to identify the volume of the vapor lock...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195616/clinical-features-and-management-of-subretinal-abscesses-secondary-to-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-endogenous-endophthalmitis
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Jorge Fortun, Yasha S Modi, Angela Bessette, Jordan Heffez, Petros Carvounis, Daniel S Petkovsek, Nicholas G Anderson, Daniel Martin, Sunil Srivastava
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features, management, and immediate outcomes of patients with subretinal abscesses secondary to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) endogenous endophthalmitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eleven eyes of seven patients were identified by retrospective chart review. Demographics, initial presentation, examination findings, imaging, cultures, treatments, and short-term outcomes were reviewed. RESULTS: Eleven eyes of seven patients presented with subretinal abscesses secondary to MRSA endogenous endophthalmitis...
February 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194135/inaccurate-saccades-and-enhanced-vestibulo-ocular-reflex-suppression-during-combined-eye-head-movements-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-possible-implications-for-cervical-vertigo
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Janine L Johnston, Pierre M Daye, Glen T D Thomson
BACKGROUND: The primate ocular motor system is designed to acquire peripheral targets of interest by coordinating visual, vestibular, and neck muscle activation signals. The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is greatly reduced at the onset of large eye-head (gaze) saccades and resumes before the end of the saccades to stabilize eye-in-orbit and ensure accurate target acquisition. Previous studies have relied on manipulating head movements in normal individuals to study VOR suppression and gaze kinematics...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186470/image-guidance-based-on-mri-for-spinal-interstitial-laser-thermotherapy-technical-aspects-and-accuracy
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Claudio E Tatsui, Clarissa N G Nascimento, Dima Suki, Behrang Amini, Jing Li, Amol J Ghia, Jonathan G Thomas, R Jason Stafford, Laurence D Rhines, Juan P Cata, Ashok J Kumar, Ganesh Rao
OBJECTIVE Image guidance for spinal procedures is based on 3D-fluoroscopy or CT, which provide poor visualization of soft tissues, including the spinal cord. To overcome this limitation, the authors developed a method to register intraoperative MRI (iMRI) of the spine into a neuronavigation system, allowing excellent visualization of the spinal cord. This novel technique improved the accuracy in the deployment of laser interstitial thermal therapy probes for the treatment of metastatic spinal cord compression...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163456/outcome-of-dermal-grafting-in-the-management-of-atrophic-facial-scars
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Kanathur Shilpa, S Sacchidanand, Budamakuntla Leelavathy, Padmanabha Shilpashree, Gorur Divya, Rammurthy Ranjitha, D V Lakshmi
BACKGROUND: Scars over the face are cosmetically and psychologically disturbing. Various techniques have been described and are being practiced in the management of these scars. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to study the safety, effectiveness of using dermal grafts as fillers in the management of facial scars due to acne, chickenpox, trauma or any others. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients with atrophic facial scars of varied aetiology and willing for surgery were considered for dermal graft technique...
October 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147333/treatment-of-oral-hyperpigmentation-and-gummy-smile-using-lasers-and-role-of-plasma-as-a-novel-treatment-technique-in-dentistry-an-introductory-review
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Nayansi Jha, Jae Jun Ryu, Rizwan Wahab, Abdulaziz A Al-Khedhairy, Eun Ha Choi, Nagendra Kumar Kaushik
Gingival hyperpigmentation and the condition known as gummy smile are very common dental cosmetic problems. Gingival hyperpigmentation arises due to the excess presence of melanin in certain regions of the gums. In the case of gummy smile, more than the required amount of gingival tissue is exposed upon smiling. An aesthetically pleasing smile should expose only a negligible amount of gingival tissue. Gummy smile and gingival hyperpigmentation can have detrimental effects on the aesthetic quality of a smile, and thereby a wide variety of treatment options must be taken into consideration depending patient outcome objectives...
January 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139663/evaluation-of-the-bone-ligament-and-tendon-insertions-based-on-raman-spectrum-and-its-pca-and-cls-analysis
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Yang Wu, Yu Dong, Jia Jiang, Haiqing Li, Tongming Zhu, Shiyi Chen
Injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Rotator Cuff Tendon (RCT) are common in physically active and elderly individuals. The development of an artificial prosthesis for reconstruction/repair of ACL and RCT injuries is of increasing interest due to the need for viable tissue and reduced surgically-related co-morbidity. An optimal prosthesis design is still elusive, therefore an improved understanding of the bone-soft tissue interface is extremely urgent. In this work, Raman spectral mapping was used to analyze, at the micron level, the chemical composition and corresponding structure of the bone-soft tissue interface...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135574/effect-of-nd-yag-laser-assisted-non-surgical-mechanical-debridement-on-clinical-and-radiographic-peri-implant-inflammatory-parameters-in-patients-with-peri-implant-disease
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Tariq Abduljabbar, Fawad Javed, Sergio Varela Kellesarian, Fahim Vohra, Georgios E Romanos
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The efficacy of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser-assisted non-surgical mechanical debridement (MD) in the treatment of periimplant diseases remains uninvestigated. The aim was to assess the efficacy of Nd:YAG laser-assisted non-surgical MD on clinical and radiographic periimplant inflammatory parameters in patients with periimplant disease. METHODS: Treatment wise, 63 male patients with periimplant diseases were divided into 2 groups: Group-1 (32 patients): treatment of periimplant disease using MD alone (control group); and Group-2 (n=31 patients): treatment of periimplant disease using MD with a single application of Nd:YAG laser...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134829/early-healing-events-after-periodontal-surgery-observations-on-soft-tissue-healing-microcirculation-and-wound-fluid-cytokine-levels
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Doğan Kaner, Mouaz Soudan, Han Zhao, Georg Gaßmann, Anna Schönhauser, Anton Friedmann
Early wound healing after periodontal surgery with or without enamel matrix derivative/biphasic calcium phosphate (EMD/BCP) was characterized in terms of soft tissue closure, changes of microcirculation, and expression of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in gingival crevicular fluid/wound fluid (GCF/WF). Periodontal surgery was carried out in 30 patients (18 patients: application of EMD/BCP for regeneration of bony defects; 12 patients: surgical crown lengthening (SCL)). Healthy sites were observed as untreated controls...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129268/allg%C3%A3-wer-donati-versus-vertical-mattress-suture-technique-impact-on-perfusion-in-ankle-fracture-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial-using-intraoperative-angiography
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Steven F Shannon, Matthew T Houdek, Cody C Wyles, Brandon J Yuan, William W Cross, Joseph R Cass, Stephen A Sems
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate which primary wound closure technique for ankle fractures affords the most robust perfusion as measured by laser-assisted indocyanine green angiography: Allgöwer-Donati or vertical mattress. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized. SETTING: Level 1 Academic Trauma Center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Thirty patients undergoing open reduction internal fixation for ankle fractures were prospectively randomized to Allgöwer-Donati (n = 15) or vertical mattress (n = 15) closure...
February 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120248/a-randomized-controlled-clinical-and-histopathological-trial-comparing-excisional-biopsies-of-oral-fibrous-hyperplasias-using-co2-and-er-yag-laser
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Valerie G A Suter, Hans Jörg Altermatt, Michael M Bornstein
This study was conducted in order to compare clinical and histopathological outcomes for excisional biopsies when using pulsed CO2 laser versus Er:YAG laser. Patients (n = 32) with a fibrous hyperplasia in the buccal mucosa were randomly allocated to the CO2 (140 Hz, 400 μs, 33 mJ) or the Er:YAG laser (35 Hz, 297 μs, 200 mJ) group. The duration of excision, intraoperative bleeding and methods to stop the bleeding, postoperative pain (VAS; ranging 0-100), the use of analgesics, and the width of the thermal damage zone (μm) were recorded and compared between the two groups...
January 24, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117325/fractal-nematic-colloids
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S M Hashemi, U Jagodič, M R Mozaffari, M R Ejtehadi, I Muševič, M Ravnik
Fractals are remarkable examples of self-similarity where a structure or dynamic pattern is repeated over multiple spatial or time scales. However, little is known about how fractal stimuli such as fractal surfaces interact with their local environment if it exhibits order. Here we show geometry-induced formation of fractal defect states in Koch nematic colloids, exhibiting fractal self-similarity better than 90% over three orders of magnitude in the length scales, from micrometers to nanometres. We produce polymer Koch-shaped hollow colloidal prisms of three successive fractal iterations by direct laser writing, and characterize their coupling with the nematic by polarization microscopy and numerical modelling...
January 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116553/performance-of-the-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-system-for-rapid-identification-of-streptococci-a-review
#17
REVIEW
W-T Fan, T-T Qin, R-R Bi, H-Q Kang, P Ma, B Gu
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been developed as a new type of soft ionization mass spectrometry in recent years. An increasing number of clinical microbiological laboratories consider it as an innovative approach for bacterial identification. This study was undertaken in order to evaluate the use of MALDI-TOF MS for rapid identification of the clinical streptococci. A systematic review was conducted based on a literature search of the Medline and Embase databases...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110489/video-assisted-laser-resection-of-lung-metastases-feasibility-of-a-new-surgical-technique
#18
Christian Meyer, Detlef Bartsch, Nikolas Mirow, Andreas Kirschbaum
Background Our pilot study describes our initial experience to do a laser resection of lung metastases under video-assisted thoracoscopic control via a minithoracotomy. With this approach, if needed, mediastinal lymphadenectomy is also possible. Methods In this study, 15 patients (11 men and 4 women, mean age: 60 years) with resectable lung metastases of different solid primary tumors (colorectal cancer in seven patients, melanoma in three patients, renal cell carcinoma in two patients, and one each with oropharyngeal cancer, breast cancer, and seminoma) were included...
January 22, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105807/laboratory-setup-for-scanning-free-grazing-emission-x-ray-fluorescence
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J Baumann, C Herzog, M Spanier, D Grötzsch, L Lühl, K Witte, A Jonas, S Günther, F Förste, R Hartmann, M Huth, D Kalok, D Steigenhöfer, M Krämer, T Holz, R Dietsch, L Strüder, B Kanngießer, I Mantouvalou
Grazing incidence and grazing emission X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (GI/GE-XRF) are techniques that enable nondestructive, quantitative analysis of elemental depth profiles with a resolution in the nanometer regime. A laboratory setup for soft X-ray GEXRF measurements is presented. Reasonable measurement times could be achieved by combining a highly brilliant laser produced plasma (LPP) source with a scanning-free GEXRF setup, providing a large solid angle of detection. The detector, a pnCCD, was operated in a single photon counting mode in order to utilize its energy dispersive properties...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103995/-advances-in-the-research-of-prevention-and-treatment-of-postburn-contractures-of-hand
#20
K A Wang, G S Wu, Y Sun, Z F Xia
Scar contracture deformity, which can lead to dysfunction of hand and low quality of life, is one of the common complication after hand burns. The prevention measures of scar contracture after hand burns include large skin grafting, prevention of infection, insistence on wearing pressure gloves, use of silicone sheets, wearing orthosis, accepting proper physical therapy, and early functional exercise. The primary treatments of postburn contractures of the hand are surgery, drugs, laser treatment, and rehabilitation therapy...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
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