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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647798/a-new-model-for-biofilm-formation-and-inflammatory-tissue-reaction-intraoperative-infection-of-a-cranial-implant-with-staphylococcus-aureus-in-rats
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Silke Glage, Silke Paret, Andreas Winkel, Meike Stiesch, André Bleich, Joachim K Krauss, Kerstin Schwabe
BACKGROUND: Implant failure is a severe and frequent adverse event in all areas of neurosurgery. It often involves infection with biofilm formation, accompanied by inflammation of surrounding tissue, including the brain, and bone loss. The most common bacteria involved are Staphylococcus aureus. We here test whether intraoperative infection of intracranial screws with Staphylococcus aureus would lead to biofilm formation and inflammatory tissue reaction in rats. METHODS: Two titanium screws were implanted in the cranium of Sprague-Dawley rats, anesthetized with xylazine (4 mg/kg) and ketamine (75 mg/kg)...
June 25, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644107/gingival-perfusion-and-tissue-biomarkers-during-early-healing-of-post-extraction-regenerative-procedures-a-prospective-case-series
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Lamees Alssum, Timothy D Eubank, Sashwati Roy, Barbaros S Erdal, Vedat O Yildiz, Dimitris N Tatakis, Binnaz Leblebicioglu
BACKGROUND: Post-extraction alveolar bone loss, mostly affecting the buccal plate, occurs despite regenerative procedures. To better understand possible determinants, this prospective case series assessed gingival blood perfusion and tissue molecular responses in relation to post-extraction regenerative outcomes. METHODS: Adults scheduled to receive bone grafting in maxillary, non-molar, single tooth extraction site were recruited. Clinical documentation included probing pocket depth (PD), keratinized tissue width (KT), tissue biotype (TB), plaque (P) and bleeding...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626876/optical-molecular-imaging-guided-radiation-therapy-part-2-integrated-x-ray-and-fluorescence-molecular-tomography
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Junwei Shi, Thirupandiyur S Udayakumar, Zhiqun Wang, Nesrin Dogan, Alan Pollack, Yidong Yang
PURPOSE: Differentiating tumor from its surrounding soft tissues is challenging for x-ray computed tomography (CT). Fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) can directly localize the internal tumors targeted with specific fluorescent probes. A FMT system was developed and integrated onto a CT guided irradiator to improve tumor localization for image guided radiation. METHODS: The FMT system was aligned orthogonal to the cone beam CT onboard our previously developed image guided small animal arc radiation treatment system (iSMAART)...
June 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624755/stereo-vision-based-tracking-of-soft-tissue-motion-with-application-to-online-ablation-control-in-laser-microsurgery
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Andreas Schoob, Dennis Kundrat, Lüder A Kahrs, Tobias Ortmaier
Recent research has revealed that image-based methods can enhance accuracy and safety in laser microsurgery. In this study, non-rigid tracking using surgical stereo imaging and its application to laser ablation is discussed. A recently developed motion estimation framework based on piecewise affine deformation modeling is extended by a mesh refinement step and considering texture information. This compensates for tracking inaccuracies potentially caused by inconsistent feature matches or drift. To facilitate online application of the method, computational load is reduced by concurrent processing and affine-invariant fusion of tracking and refinement results...
June 8, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621453/the-pinhole-method-using-an-erbium-yag-laser-for-the-treatment-of-papular-acne-scars
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Sang Ju Lee, Jae Min Kim, Young Koo Kim, Seong Jun Seo, Kui Young Park
Papular acne scars are skin-colored or hypopigmented, soft and elevated lesions of the chin and trunk. Papular scars are one of the most difficult acne scars to treat. Herein, we reported two patients with papular acne scars on the chin that were successfully treated by the pinhole method using an Erbium (ER):YAG laser. Good cosmetic results were achieved in both patients. The side effects included mild, intra-, and post-procedural pain and erythema that resolved spontaneously within 2 weeks. The pinhole method with an Er:YAG laser could potentially be used as a safe and effective treatment for papular acne scars...
June 16, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617725/depth-profile-assessment-of-the-early-phase-deposition-of-lysozyme-on-soft-contact-lens-materials-using-a-novel-in-vitro-eye-model
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Han Qiao, Chau-Minh Phan, Hendrik Walther, Lakshman N Subbaraman, Lyndon Jones
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the location of fluorescently labeled lysozyme on commercial contact lenses (CLs) using an in vitro eye model that simulates tear volume, tear flow, air exposure, and mechanical wear. METHODS: One commercially available conventional hydrogel CL material (etafilcon A) and three silicone hydrogel CL materials (balafilcon A, lotrafilcon B, and senofilcon A) were evaluated in this study. The CLs were mounted on the in vitro eye model and exposed to artificial tear fluid containing fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-labeled lysozyme for 2 and 10 hrs...
June 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612952/a-nanoparticle-decorated-biomolecule-responsive-polymer-enables-robust-signaling-cascade-for-biosensing
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Zuan-Tao Lin, Jianhua Gu, Chien-Hung Li, T Randall Lee, Lixin Xie, Shuo Chen, Piao-Yang Cao, Shan Jiang, Yulin Yuan, Xia Hong, Hongting Wang, Dezhi Wang, Xifan Wang, Gang-Biao Jiang, Mikala Heon, Tianfu Wu
To meet the increasing demands for ultrasensitivity in monitoring trace amounts of low-abundance early biomarkers or environmental toxins, the development of a robust sensing system is urgently needed. Here, a novel signal cascade strategy is reported via an ultrasensitive polymeric sensing system (UPSS) composed of gold nanoparticle (gNP)-decorated polymer, which enables gNP aggregation in polymeric network and electrical conductance change upon specific aptamer-based biomolecular recognition. Ultralow concentrations of thrombin (10(-18) m) as well as a low molecular weight anatoxin (165 Da, 10(-14) m) are detected selectively and reproducibly...
June 14, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605185/soft-matter-printed-circuit-board-with-uv-laser-micropatterning
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Tong Lu, Eric Markvicka, Yichu Jin, Carmel Majidi
When encapsulated in elastomer, micropatterned traces of Ga-based liquid metal (LM) can function as elastically deformable circuit wiring that provides mechanically robust electrical connectivity between solid state elements (e.g. transistors, processors, sensor nodes). However, LM-microelectronics integration is currently limited by challenges in rapid fabrication of LM circuits and the creation of vias between circuit terminals and the I/O pins of packaged electronics. In this study we address both with a unique layup for soft-matter electronics in which traces of liquid-phase Ga-In eutectic (EGaIn) are patterned with UV laser micromachining (UVLM)...
June 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590069/controllable-dynamic-zigzag-pattern-formation-in-a-soft-helical-superstructure
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Zhi-Gang Zheng, Rafael S Zola, Hari Krishna Bisoyi, Ling Wang, Yannian Li, Timothy J Bunning, Quan Li
Zigzag pattern formation is a common and important phenomenon in nature serving a multitude of purposes. For example, the zigzag-shaped edge of green leaves boosts the transportation and absorption of nutrients. However, the elucidation of this complicated shape formation is challenging in fluid mechanics and soft condensed matter systems. Herein, a dynamically reconfigurable zigzag pattern deformation of a soft helical superstructure is demonstrated in a photoresponsive self-organized cholesteric liquid crystal superstructure under the simultaneous influence of an applied electric field and light irradiation...
June 7, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585430/satisfactory-clinical-outcome-following-delayed-repositioning-of-a-traumatic-post-lasik-flap-with-dislocation-and-shrinkage-managed-by-irrigation-stretching-and-debridement
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Ye-Sheng Xu, Wen-Jia Xie, Yu-Feng Yao
OBJECTIVE: To report surgical management and favorable outcome in a case with delayed repair of traumatic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) flap dislocation with shrinkage and folds. METHODS: A 30-year-old man with a five-year history of bilateral LASIK experienced blunt trauma to his right eye followed by decreased vision for 5 weeks. The surgical management included initially softening the flap by irrigation with balanced salt solution (BSS). The shrinkage folds were carefully and gently stretched by scraping with a 26-gauge cannula accompanied by BSS irrigation...
June 2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576157/opportunities-for-chemistry-at-the-swissfel-x-ray-free-electron-laser
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Christopher J Milne, Paul Beaud, Yunpei Deng, Christian Erny, Rolf Follath, Uwe Flechsig, Christoph P Hauri, Gerhard Ingold, Pavle Juranic, Gregor Knopp, Henrik Lemke, Bill Pedrini, Peter Radi, Luc Patthey
X-ray techniques have long been applied to chemical research, ranging from powder diffraction tools to analyse material structure to X-ray fluorescence measurements for sample composition. The development of high-brightness, accelerator-based X-ray sources has allowed chemists to use similar techniques but on more demanding samples and using more photon-hungry methods. X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs) are the latest in the development of these large-scale user facilities, opening up new avenues of research and the possibility of more advanced applications for a range of research...
May 31, 2017: Chimia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569799/femtosecond-response-of-polyatomic-molecules-to-ultra-intense-hard-x-rays
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A Rudenko, L Inhester, K Hanasaki, X Li, S J Robatjazi, B Erk, R Boll, K Toyota, Y Hao, O Vendrell, C Bomme, E Savelyev, B Rudek, L Foucar, S H Southworth, C S Lehmann, B Kraessig, T Marchenko, M Simon, K Ueda, K R Ferguson, M Bucher, T Gorkhover, S Carron, R Alonso-Mori, J E Koglin, J Correa, G J Williams, S Boutet, L Young, C Bostedt, S-K Son, R Santra, D Rolles
X-ray free-electron lasers enable the investigation of the structure and dynamics of diverse systems, including atoms, molecules, nanocrystals and single bioparticles, under extreme conditions. Many imaging applications that target biological systems and complex materials use hard X-ray pulses with extremely high peak intensities (exceeding 10(20) watts per square centimetre). However, fundamental investigations have focused mainly on the individual response of atoms and small molecules using soft X-rays with much lower intensities...
June 1, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562002/dual-imprinted-polymer-thin-films-via-pattern-directed-self-organization
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Danielle Grolman, Diya Bandyopadhyay, Abdullah Al-Enizi, Ahmed Elzatahry, Alamgir Karim
Synthetic topographically patterned films and coatings are typically contoured on one side, yet many of nature's surfaces have distinct textures on different surfaces of the same object. Common examples are the top and bottom sides of the butterfly wing or lotus leaf, onion shells, and the inside versus outside of the stem of a flower. Inspired by nature, we create dual (top and bottom) channel patterned polymer films. To this end, we first develop a novel fabrication method to create ceramic line channel relief structures by converting the oligomeric residue of stamped poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) nanopatterns on silicon substrates to glass (SiOx, silica) by ultraviolet-ozone (UVO) exposure...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558451/-treatment-of-glottic-cancer-involving-the-anterior-commissure-by-transoral-co-2-laser-surgery
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J J Li, J L Zhang, F Y He, S C Tang, Z F Zhu, W X Chen
Objective: To study the clinical outcome of transoral CO(2) laser surgery for glottic cancer involving the anterior commissure. Methods: Thirty-two cases of glottic cancer involving the anterior commissure treated by transoral CO(2) laser surgery between March 2009 and December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. Among these cases, 27 were T1bM0M0, 5 were T2N0M0. All cases were followed-up for more than 3 years. Results: All the 32 cases were successfully treated. Perioperative complications included injuries in the soft palate mucosa(13/32, 40...
May 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555640/attosecond-interferometry-with-self-amplified-spontaneous-emission-of-a-free-electron-laser
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Sergey Usenko, Andreas Przystawik, Markus Alexander Jakob, Leslie Lamberto Lazzarino, Günter Brenner, Sven Toleikis, Christian Haunhorst, Detlef Kip, Tim Laarmann
Light-phase-sensitive techniques, such as coherent multidimensional spectroscopy, are well-established in a broad spectral range, already spanning from radio-frequencies in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to visible and ultraviolet wavelengths in nonlinear optics with table-top lasers. In these cases, the ability to tailor the phases of electromagnetic waves with high precision is essential. Here we achieve phase control of extreme-ultraviolet pulses from a free-electron laser (FEL) on the attosecond timescale in a Michelson-type all-reflective interferometric autocorrelator...
May 30, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555175/maldi-tof-ms-profiling-advances-in-species-identification-of-pests-parasites-and-vectors
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REVIEW
Jayaseelan Murugaiyan, Uwe Roesler
Invertebrate pests and parasites of humans, animals, and plants continue to cause serious diseases and remain as a high treat to agricultural productivity and storage. The rapid and accurate species identification of the pests and parasites are needed for understanding epidemiology, monitoring outbreaks, and designing control measures. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) profiling has emerged as a rapid, cost effective, and high throughput technique of microbial species identification in modern diagnostic laboratories...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546834/cyclodextrins-tethered-with-oligolactides-green-synthesis-and-structural-assessment
#17
Cristian Peptu, Mihaela Balan-Porcarasu, Alena Šišková, Ľudovít Škultéty, Jaroslav Mosnáček
Biodegradable oligolactide derivatives based on α-, β- and γ-cyclodextrins (CDs) were synthesized by a green procedure in which CDs play the role of both the initiator and the catalyst. The synthetic procedure in which CDs and L-lactide (L-LA) are reacting in bulk at relatively high temperature of 110 °C was investigated considering the structural composition of the products. The obtained products were thoroughly characterized via mass spectrometry methods with soft ionization like matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) and electrospray ionization (ESI)...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544895/vibrational-spectroscopy-of-the-mass-selected-tetrahydrofurfuryl-alcohol-monomers-and-its-dimers-in-gas-phase-using-ir-depletion-and-vuv-single-photon-ionization
#18
Pengchao Wang, Yongjun Hu, Huaqi Zhan, Jiaxin Chen, Shan Jin, Wentao Song, Yujian Li
Tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (THFA, C5H10O2) is a close chemical analog of the sugar rings present in the phosphate-deoxyribose backbone structure of the nucleic acids. In present report, the infrared (IR) spectra of the size-selected THFA monomer and its dimer have been investigated in a pulsed supersonic jet using infrared-vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) ionization. Herein, the laser light at 118nm wavelength served as the source of "soft" ionization in a time-of-flight mass spectrometer. The IR features for the monomers located at 3622cm(-1) can be assigned to the intramolecular hydrogen bonding stretch vibrations mainly referring to A and C conformers...
May 1, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544707/the-use-of-co2-laser-in-skin-complications-following-baha-implantation-our-experience-in-the-eight-patients
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Maciej Sokola, Katarzyna Malec, Pawel Brzewski, Pawel Dobosz
1 Skin reactions are the most common complications after BAHA implantation. 2 The excess of soft tissue leads to inability to tack the hearing ad to the abutment which prevents the effective use of sound processor. 3 This is a prospective case series of 8 patients with skin overgrowth around the BAHA abutments treated with CO2 laser. 4 This case-series suggest that CO2 laser is safe and easy method for the treatment of the skin overgrowth around the BAHA abutment. 5 This is the first case series presentation of the CO2 laser surgery for treatment of the skin overgrowth around the abutment of BAHA This article is protected by copyright...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533633/photolithography-free-laser-patterned-hf-acid-resistant-chromium-polyimide-mask-for-rapid-fabrication-of-microfluidic-systems-in-glass
#20
Konstantin O Zamuruyev, Yuriy Zrodnikov, Cristina E Davis
Excellent chemical and physical properties of glass, over a range of operating conditions, make it a preferred material for chemical detection systems in analytical chemistry, biology, and the environmental sciences. However, it is often compromised with SU8, PDMS, or Parylene materials due to the sophisticated mask preparation requirements for wet etching of glass. Here, we report our efforts toward developing a photolithography-free laser-patterned hydrofluoric acid-resistant chromium-polyimide tape mask for rapid prototyping of microfluidic systems in glass...
January 2017: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering: Structures, Devices, and Systems
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