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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932030/a-clinically-applicable-muscular-index-predicts-long-term-survival-in-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Daniel Delitto, Sarah M Judge, Thomas J George, George A Sarosi, Ryan M Thomas, Kevin E Behrns, Steven J Hughes, Andrew R Judge, Jose G Trevino
BACKGROUND: The relationship between myopenia, nutritional status, and long-term oncologic outcomes remains poorly characterized in patients with clinically resectable pancreatic cancer. We sought to reliably quantify prognostic indicators of preoperative cachexia in a manner applicable to any clinical setting. METHODS: Preoperative computed tomographies were available electronically and suitable for analysis in 73 of 82 consecutive patients with pancreatic cancer undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy between November 2010 and February 2014...
December 5, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928998/interrogation-of-bimetallic-particle-oxidation-in-three-dimensions-at-the-nanoscale
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Lili Han, Qingping Meng, Deli Wang, Yimei Zhu, Jie Wang, Xiwen Du, Eric A Stach, Huolin L Xin
An understanding of bimetallic alloy oxidation is key to the design of hollow-structured binary oxides and the optimization of their catalytic performance. However, one roadblock encountered in studying these binary oxide systems is the difficulty in describing the heterogeneities that occur in both structure and chemistry as a function of reaction coordinate. This is due to the complexity of the three-dimensional mosaic patterns that occur in these heterogeneous binary systems. By combining real-time imaging and chemical-sensitive electron tomography, we show that it is possible to characterize these systems with simultaneous nanoscale and chemical detail...
December 8, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928449/severe-asymptomatic-coronary-obstruction-in-chronic-hemodialysed-patient-a-case-report
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Voiculeț C, Zara O, Văcăroiu I, Bogeanu C, Tiron T, Turcu F, Aron G, Ciocâlteu A
Introduction. Arterial stiffness and vascular calcifications are independent predictors of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5D population. According to the guidelines, patients on renal replacement therapy represent a very high cardiovascular risk class. Case report. We report the case of a 67-year-old hypertensive male patient, known with CKD stage 5D on hemodialysis (three times per week), secondary bone mineral disease, admitted for progressive right leg pain...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916726/recent-advances-in-electron-tomography
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EDITORIAL
Friedrich Förster, Abraham J Koster
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910840/-na-%C3%A2-5-mno2-13-nanorods-a-new-tunnel-structure-for-electrode-materials-determined-ab-initio-and-refined-through-a-combination-of-electron-and-synchrotron-diffraction-data
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Enrico Mugnaioli, Mauro Gemmi, Marco Merlini, Michele Gregorkiewitz
(Nax□1 - x)5[MnO2]13 has been synthesized with x = 0.80 (4), corresponding to Na0.31[MnO2]. This well known material is usually cited as Na0.4[MnO2] and is believed to have a romanèchite-like framework. Here, its true structure is determined, ab initio, by single-crystal electron diffraction tomography (EDT) and refined both by EDT data applying dynamical scattering theory and by the Rietveld method based on synchrotron powder diffraction data (χ(2) = 0.690, Rwp = 0.051, Rp = 0.037, RF2 = 0.035). The unit cell is monoclinic C2/m, a = 22...
December 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica Section B, Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910551/x-ray-analysis-of-electron-bernstein-wave-heating-in-mst
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A H Seltzman, J K Anderson, A M DuBois, A Almagri, C B Forest
A pulse height analyzing x-ray tomography system has been developed to detect x-rays from electron Bernstein wave heated electrons in the Madison symmetric torus reversed field pinch (RFP). Cadmium zinc telluride detectors are arranged in a parallel beam array with two orthogonal multi-chord detectors that may be used for tomography. In addition a repositionable 16 channel fan beam camera with a 55° field of view is used to augment data collected with the Hard X-ray array. The chord integrated signals identify target emission from RF heated electrons striking a limiter located 12° toroidally away from the RF injection port...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910453/calibration-of-a-two-color-soft-x-ray-diagnostic-for-electron-temperature-measurement
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L M Reusch, D J Den Hartog, P Franz, J Goetz, M B McGarry, H D Stephens
The two-color soft x-ray (SXR) tomography diagnostic on the Madison Symmetric Torus is capable of making electron temperature measurements via the double-filter technique; however, there has been a 15% systematic discrepancy between the SXR double-filter (SXRDF) temperature and Thomson scattering (TS) temperature. Here we discuss calibration of the Be filters used in the SXRDF measurement using empirical measurements of the transmission function versus energy at the BESSY II electron storage ring, electron microprobe analysis of filter contaminants, and measurement of the effective density...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908536/the-sensitivity-and-negative-predictive-value-of-a-pediatric-cervical-spine-clearance-algorithm-that-minimizes-computerized-tomography
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Mary Arbuthnot, David P Mooney
BACKGROUND: It is crucial to identify cervical spine injuries while minimizing ionizing radiation. This study analyzes the sensitivity and negative predictive value of a pediatric cervical spine clearance algorithm. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all children <21years old who were admitted following blunt trauma and underwent cervical spine clearance utilizing our institution's cervical spine clearance algorithm over a 10-year period. Age, gender, International Classification of Diseases 9th Edition diagnosis codes, presence or absence of cervical collar on arrival, Injury Severity Score, and type of cervical spine imaging obtained were extracted from the trauma registry and electronic medical record...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907830/a-methodology-for-finding-the-optimal-iteration-number-of-the-sirt-algorithm-for-quantitative-electron-tomography
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Ana Okariz, Teresa Guraya, Maider Iturrondobeitia, Julen Ibarretxe
The SIRT (Simultaneous Iterative Reconstruction Technique) algorithm is commonly used in Electron Tomography to calculate the original volume of the sample from noisy images, but the results provided by this iterative procedure are strongly dependent on the specific implementation of the algorithm, as well as on the number of iterations employed for the reconstruction. In this work, a methodology for selecting the iteration number of the SIRT reconstruction that provides the most accurate segmentation is proposed...
November 19, 2016: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904420/role-of-the-whole-body-vibration-machine-in-the-prevention-and-management-of-osteoporosis-in-old-age-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Myint Swe, Biju Benjamin, Aye Aye Tun, Sandheep Sugathan
A literature search of related articles was carried out in electronic data sources. Initially, 276 randomised controlled trials related to the title were collected, after which 44 were selected using the keywords. Overlapping articles, articles with a study duration of less than six months, and studies involving young participants were removed from the list. The remaining 20 articles were checked for entitlement using the PEDro scale. A total of nine eligible articles with 1486 participants were analysed. Seven trials used dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to measure bone mineral density (BMD)...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900216/predictors-of-renal-recovery-in-renal-failure-secondary-to-bilateral-obstructive-urolithiasis
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Muthukrishna P Rajadoss, Chandrasingh Jeyachandra Berry, Grace J Rebekah, Vinu Moses, Shyamkumar N Keshava, Kuruthukulangara S Jacob, Santosh Kumar, Nitin Kekre, Antony Devasia
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors predicting renal recovery in patients presenting with renal failure secondary to bilateral obstructing urolithiasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from electronic records of consecutive adult patients presenting with bilateral obstructing urolithiasis between January 2007 and April 2011 were retrieved. Ultrasonography of the abdomen, and kidney, ureter, bladder (KUB study) X-ray or abdominal non-contrast computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896288/ultrastructure-of-early-amelogenesis-in-wild-type-amelx-and-enam-mice-enamel-ribbon-initiation-on-dentin-mineral-and-ribbon-orientation-by-ameloblasts
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Charles E Smith, Yuanyuan Hu, Jan C-C Hu, James P Simmer
INTRODUCTION: Dental enamel is comprised of highly organized, oriented apatite crystals, but how they form is unclear. METHODS: We used focused ion beam (FIB) scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to investigate early enamel formation in 7-week-old incisors from wild-type, Amelx(-/-), and Enam(-/-) C56BL/6 mice. FIB surface imaging scans thicker samples so that the thin enamel ribbons do not pass as readily out of the plane of section, and generates serial images by a mill and view approach for computerized tomography...
November 2016: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894729/effect-of-diagnostic-cone-beam-computed-tomography-protocols-on-image-quality-patient-dose-and-lesion-detection
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Jijo Paul, Annamma Chacko, Paola Saccomandi, Thomas J Vogl, Nour-Eldin A Nour-Eldin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) image acquisition protocols on image quality, lesion detection, delineation, and patient dose. METHODS: 100-patients and a CTDI phantom combined with an electron density phantom were examined using four different CBCT-image acquisition protocols during image-guided transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). Protocol-1 (time: 6s, tube rotation: 360°), protocol-2 (5s, 300°), protocol-3 (4s, 240°) and protocol-4 (3s, 180°) were used...
November 25, 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890346/the-uk-heartspare-study-stage-ii-multicentre-evaluation-of-a-voluntary-breath-hold-technique-in-patients-receiving-breast-radiotherapy
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F R Bartlett, E M Donovan, H A McNair, L A Corsini, R M Colgan, P M Evans, L Maynard, C Griffin, J S Haviland, J R Yarnold, A M Kirby
AIMS: To evaluate the feasibility and heart-sparing ability of the voluntary breath-hold (VBH) technique in a multicentre setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were recruited from 10 UK centres. Following surgery for early left breast cancer, patients with any heart inside the 50% isodose from a standard free-breathing tangential field treatment plan underwent a second planning computed tomography (CT) scan using the VBH technique. A separate treatment plan was prepared on the VBH CT scan and used for treatment...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889643/multimodality-imaging-identifies-distinct-metabolic-profiles-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Marie-Aline Neveu, Géraldine De Preter, Valérie Marchand, Anne Bol, Jeffery R Brender, Keita Saito, Shun Kishimoto, Paolo E Porporato, Pierre Sonveaux, Vincent Grégoire, Olivier Feron, Bénédicte F Jordan, Murali C Krishna, Bernard Gallez
The study of alterations of tumor metabolism should allow the identification of new targets for innovative anticancer strategies. Metabolic alterations are generally established in vitro, and conclusions are often extrapolated to the in vivo situation without further tumor metabolic phenotyping. To highlight the key role of microenvironment on tumor metabolism, we studied the response of glycolytic and oxidative tumor models to metabolic modulations in vitro and in vivo. MDA-MB-231 and SiHa tumor models, characterized in vitro as glycolytic and oxidative, respectively, were studied...
November 24, 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883182/the-benefit-of-thresholding-carbon-layers-in-electron-tomographic-tilt-series-by-intensity-downshifting
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Lionel C Gontard, Jesús Cintas, Rafal E Dunin Borkowski
When performing electron tomography, tilt series of images are often acquired from samples that contain unwanted carbonaceous material, such as an embedding resin, a thin carbon support film or hydrocarbon contamination. The presence of such layers can introduce artefacts in reconstructions, obscuring features of interest. Here, we illustrate the benefit of preprocessing a high-angle annular dark-field tomographic tilt series by thresholding unwanted low-density materials using a simple intensity downshifting procedure...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881916/osseointegration-of-nanohydroxyapatite-or-nano-calcium-silicate-incorporated-polyetheretherketone-bioactive-composites-in-vivo
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Rui Ma, Zhifeng Yu, Songchao Tang, Yongkang Pan, Jie Wei, Tingting Tang
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) exhibits appropriate biomechanical strength as well as good biocompatibility and stable chemical properties but lacks bioactivity and cannot achieve highly efficient osseointegration after implantation. Incorporating bioceramics into the PEEK matrix is a feasible approach for improving its bioactivity. In this study, nanohydroxyapatite (n-HA) and nano-calcium silicate (n-CS) were separately incorporated into PEEK to prepare n-HA/PEEK and n-CS/PEEK biocomposites, respectively, using a compounding and injection-molding technique, and the in vitro degradation characteristics were evaluated...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881211/analytical-multimode-scanning-and-transmission-electron-imaging-and-tomography-of-multiscale-structural-architectures-of-sulfur-copolymer-based-composite-cathodes-for-next-generation-high-energy-density-li-s-batteries
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Vladimir P Oleshko, Andrew A Herzing, Christopher L Soles, Jared J Griebel, Woo J Chung, Adam G Simmonds, Jeffrey Pyun
Poly[sulfur-random-(1,3-diisopropenylbenzene)] copolymers synthesized via inverse vulcanization represent an emerging class of electrochemically active polymers recently used in cathodes for Li-S batteries, capable of realizing enhanced capacity retention (1,005 mAh/g at 100 cycles) and lifetimes of over 500 cycles. The composite cathodes are organized in complex hierarchical three-dimensional (3D) architectures, which contain several components and are challenging to understand and characterize using any single technique...
November 24, 2016: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880711/fine-tuning-motile-cilia-and-flagella-evolution-of-the-dynein-motor-proteins-from-plants-to-humans-at-high-resolution
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Martin Kollmar
The flagellum is a key innovation linked to eukaryogenesis. It provides motility by regulated cycles of bending and bend propagation, which are thought to be controlled by a complex arrangement of seven distinct dyneins in repeated patterns of outer- (OAD) and inner-arm dynein (IAD) complexes. Electron tomography showed high similarity of this axonemal repeat pattern across ciliates, algae, and animals, but the diversity of dynein sequences across the eukaryotes has not yet comprehensively been resolved and correlated with structural data...
December 2016: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878430/short-term-safety-of-dexamethasone-implant-for-treatment-of-macular-edema-due-to-retinal-vein-occlusion-in-eyes-with-glaucoma-or-treated-ocular-hypertension
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Sofia Theodoropoulou, Abdallah A Ellabban, Robert L Johnston, Helena Cilliers, Quresh Mohamed, Ahmed B Sallam
PURPOSE: To report the short-term safety of dexamethasone implants to treat macular edema due to retinal vein occlusion (RVO), in eyes with treated glaucoma or ocular hypertension at baseline using an as-needed re-treatment regimen. METHODS: Retrospective clinical database study from two centers using the same electronic medical record system. Extracted data included: intraocular pressure (IOP), visual acuity (VA), central 1 mm retinal thickness (CRT) by optical coherence tomography, phakic status, number of injections, glaucoma treatment, and peri-operative complications...
November 22, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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