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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346992/longitudinal-assessment-of-hydropeaking-impacts-on-various-scales-for-an-improved-process-understanding-and-the-design-of-mitigation-measures
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C Hauer, P Holzapfel, P Leitner, W Graf
Hydropeaking is one of the main pressures on the aquatic ecology in alpine rivers. Beside studies on abiotic process and biotic response on the local scale there is a lack in process understanding on the reach scale. Especially longitudinal changes of hydropeaking impacts based on retention processes have not been studied yet. Thus, based on unsteady one-dimensional and two-dimensional depth averaged modelling it was targeted to investigate possible changes in vertical ramping velocity for the discussion of possible mitigation measures at the local scale...
January 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342590/a-life-cycle-assessment-of-distributed-energy-production-from-organic-waste-two-case-studies-in-europe
#2
Sara Evangelisti, Roland Clift, Carla Tagliaferri, Paola Lettieri
By means of the life cycle assessment methodology, the purpose of this study is to assess the environmental impact when biomethane from organic waste produced at residential level is used to supply energy to a group of dwellings in the distributed generation paradigm. Three different Combined Heat and Power systems, such as fuel cells, Stirling engine and micro gas turbine, installed at household level are assessed in two different settings: one in Northern Europe (UK) and one in Southern Europe (Italy). Different operating strategies are investigated for each technology...
March 22, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342524/short-communication-revisiting-conclusions-of-the-report-titled-the-impact-of-psychological-factors-on-self-reported-sleep-disturbance-among-people-living-in-the-vicinity-of-wind-turbines-by-leila-jalali-mohammad-reza-nezhad-ahmadi-mahmood-gohari-philip-bigelow
#3
William K G Palmer
The research report concluded, "It appears that self-reported sleep reported of participants may be associated to the indirect effects of visual and attitudinal cue and concern about property devaluation rather than distance to the nearest WT's or noise as itself." Careful reading of the report shows that the conclusions presented are not supported by the data provided in the report.
May 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340648/the-inferior-turbinate-in-rhinoplasty
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REVIEW
Brian W Downs
There is controversy regarding optimum treatment of the hypertrophied inferior turbinate. Patients undergoing rhinoplasty will likely need treatment of bony hypertrophy as well as possibly soft tissue hypertrophy. Although inferior turbinate hypertrophy is a heterogeneous entity, future studies should standardize outcome measures and compare treatment methods with rigorous clinical trials.
May 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336535/the-effects-of-short-work-versus-longer-work-periods-within-intermittent-exercise-on-v%C3%AC-o2p-kinetics-muscle-deoxygenation-and-energy-system-contribution
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Michael Christopher McCrudden, Daniel A Keir, Glen R Belfry
We examined the effects of inserting 3 s recovery periods during high-intensity cycling exercise at 25 s and 10 s intervals on pulmonary oxygen uptake (V̇O2p), muscle deoxygenation (HHb), associated kinetics (τ), and energy system contributions. Eleven men (24±3 years) completed two trials of three cycling protocols: an 8 min continuous protocol (CONT) and two, 8 min intermittent exercise protocols with work-to-rest periods of 25 s-to-3 s (25INT) and 10 s-to-3 s (10INT). Each protocol began with a step-transition from a 20 W baseline to a power output (PO) of 60% between lactate threshold and maximal V̇O2p (Δ60)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334371/comparative-study-of-functional-nasal-reconstruction-using-structural-reinforcement
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Waleed H Ezzat, Sara W Liu
Importance: Nasal reconstruction after Mohs surgery is a unique challenge in that it must satisfy both functional and aesthetic goals. Despite some advocacy in the literature for using structural reinforcement to achieve both functional and aesthetic outcomes in soft-tissue reconstruction, no study has validated this claim by comparing reconstruction with and without structural support. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of and need for structural reinforcement when reconstructing the nasal alar and sidewall subunits...
March 23, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332904/comparison-of-the-long-term-efficacy-of-radiofrequency-ablation-and-surgical-turbinoplasty-in-inferior-turbinate-hypertrophy-a-randomized-clinical-study
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Satvinder Singh Bakshi, Kiruba Shankar Manoharan, Surianarayanan Gopalakrishnan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the long term effectiveness of radiofrequency thermal ablation with that of surgical turbinoplasty, a prospective, randomized, blinded clinical study was conducted. METHODS: Eighty six patients suffering from nasal obstruction due to bilateral inferior turbinate hypertrophy were enrolled. Forty four patients were operated by radiofrequency ablation, while 42 underwent surgical turbinoplasty. The outcomes of both techniques were compared in terms of symptoms using visual analogue score (VAS) and endoscopic scores...
March 23, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329607/multiple-mucocutaneous-ulcers-associated-with-cocaine-induced-midline-destructive-lesions
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Brittany Blaise, Lucinda Buescher, Morgan L Wilson
Cocaine-induced midline destructive lesions (CIMDL) occur in a small subset of cocaine users, who clinically present with inflammation and necrosis of facial midline structures such as the palate, nasal septum, turbinates, and sinuses. We present a patient with CIMDL occurring concomitantly with ulcers on the cheek and upper trunk. Multiple biopsy specimens from the cutaneous and mucosal lesions consistently showed a dense dermal/submucosal infiltrate of neutrophils and plasma cells, without vasculitis or thrombosis...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329015/adaptive-control-paradigm-for-photovoltaic-and-solid-oxide-fuel-cell-in-a-grid-integrated-hybrid-renewable-energy-system
#9
Sidra Mumtaz, Laiq Khan
The hybrid power system (HPS) is an emerging power generation scheme due to the plentiful availability of renewable energy sources. Renewable energy sources are characterized as highly intermittent in nature due to meteorological conditions, while the domestic load also behaves in a quite uncertain manner. In this scenario, to maintain the balance between generation and load, the development of an intelligent and adaptive control algorithm has preoccupied power engineers and researchers. This paper proposes a Hermite wavelet embedded NeuroFuzzy indirect adaptive MPPT (maximum power point tracking) control of photovoltaic (PV) systems to extract maximum power and a Hermite wavelet incorporated NeuroFuzzy indirect adaptive control of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) to obtain a swift response in a grid-connected hybrid power system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327501/accurate-determination-of-the-frequency-response-function-of-submerged-and-confined-structures-by-using-pzt-patches%C3%A2
#10
Alexandre Presas, David Valentin, Eduard Egusquiza, Carme Valero, Mònica Egusquiza, Matias Bossio
To accurately determine the dynamic response of a structure is of relevant interest in many engineering applications. Particularly, it is of paramount importance to determine the Frequency Response Function (FRF) for structures subjected to dynamic loads in order to avoid resonance and fatigue problems that can drastically reduce their useful life. One challenging case is the experimental determination of the FRF of submerged and confined structures, such as hydraulic turbines, which are greatly affected by dynamic problems as reported in many cases in the past...
March 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325634/emerging-roles-of-coblation-in-rhinology-and-skull-base-surgery
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REVIEW
Garret W Choby, Peter H Hwang
Coblation is a technology that incorporates bipolar radiofrequency energy to ablate tissue at relatively low temperatures. Its use for sinonasal surgery is actively being investigated, including applications for turbinate reduction, sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and adenoidectomy. Potential benefits include reduction in blood loss, improved endoscopic surgical visualization, and reduction in postoperative pain. The main drawbacks are its relatively high cost, potential adverse effects on functional epithelium, and relative paucity of long-term outcomes...
March 18, 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322448/superior-turbinate-eosinophilia-correlates-with-olfactory-deficit-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients
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Jennifer Lavin, Jin-Young Min, Alcina K Lidder, Julia He Huang, Atsushi Kato, Kent Lam, Eric Meen, Joan S Chmiel, James Norton, Lydia Suh, Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, Kathryn E Hulse, David B Conley, Rakesh K Chandra, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Robert C Kern, Robert P Schleimer, Bruce K Tan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if molecular markers of eosinophilia in olfactory-enriched mucosa are associated with olfactory dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of tissue biopsies from 99 patients, and an additional 30 patients who underwent prospective olfactory testing prior to sinonasal procedures. METHODS: Tissue biopsies were processed for analysis of inflammatory markers using quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
March 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321387/free-mucosal-graft-reconstruction-of-the-septum-after-nasoseptal-flap-harvest-a-novel-technique-using-a-posterior-septal-free-mucosal-graft
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Frederick Yoo, Edward C Kuan, Marvin Bergsneider, Marilene B Wang
Objectives The nasoseptal flap (NSF) has become the workhorse for reconstruction in endoscopic endonasal skull-base surgery. The NSF, though useful in reconstruction, may lead to significant donor site morbidity. Published techniques to reduce the donor site morbidity, free mucosal grafts, and septal rotational flaps have shown to reduce crusting and remucosalization times. We present a novel technique utilizing posterior septal mucosa as a free mucosal graft for reconstruction of the anterior septal donor site...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321371/anatomic-variations-in-pituitary-endocrinopathies-implications-for-the-surgical-corridor
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Edward C Kuan, Frederick Yoo, Won Kim, Karam W Badran, Thomas E Heineman, Ali R Sepahdari, Marvin Bergsneider, Marilene B Wang
Objectives/Hypotheses Functioning pituitary adenomas may produce endocrinopathies such as acromegaly and Cushing syndrome. Both conditions lead to characteristic anatomic variations as a result of hormonally induced abnormal soft tissue deposition. We evaluate the anatomic differences between acromegalics and Cushing disease patients and compare these dimensions to controls. Design Radiographic review of preoperative magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the pituitary gland. Setting Tertiary academic medical center...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304157/characterization-of-gas-phase-organics-using-proton-transfer-reaction-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-aircraft-turbine-engines
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Dogushan Kilic, Benjamin T Brem, Felix Klein, Imad El-Haddad, Lukas Durdina, Theo Rindlisbacher, Ari Setyan, Rujin Huang, Jing Wang, Jay G Slowik, Urs Baltensperger, Andre S H Prevot
Nonmethane organic gas emissions (NMOGs) from in-service aircraft turbine engines were investigated using a proton transfer reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometer (PTR-ToF-MS) at an engine test facility at Zurich Airport, Switzerland. Experiments consisted of 60 exhaust samples for seven engine types (used in commercial aviation) from two manufacturers at thrust levels ranging from idle to takeoff. Emission indices (EIs) for more than 200 NMOGs were quantified, and the functional group fractions (including acids, carbonyls, aromatics, and aliphatics) were calculated to characterize the exhaust chemical composition at different engine operation modes...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302766/csf-clearance-in-alzheimer-disease-measured-with-dynamic-pet
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Mony J de Leon, Yi Li, Nobuyuki Okamura, Wai H Tsui, Les A Saint Louis, Lidia Glodzik, Ricardo S Osorio, Juan Fortea, Tracy Butler, Elizabeth Pirraglia, Silvia Fossati, Hee-Jin Kim, Roxana O Carare, Maiken Nedergaard, Helene Benveniste, Henry Rusinek
Evidence supporting the hypothesis that reduced cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) clearance is involved in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) comes from primarily from rodent models. However, unlike rodents where predominant extra-cranial CSF egress is via olfactory nerves traversing the cribriform plate, human CSF clearance pathways are not well characterized. Using dynamic Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with (18)F-THK5117 a tracer for tau pathology, the ventricular CSF time activity was used as a biomarker for CSF clearance...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302328/experimental-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-mediated-rhino-sinusitis-in-mink
#17
S Kirkeby, A S Hammer, N Høiby, C M Salomonsen
OBJECTIVES: The nasal and sinus cavities in children may serve as reservoirs for microorganisms that cause recurrent and chronic lung infections. This study evaluates whether the mink can be used as an animal model for studying Pseudomonas aeruginosa mediated rhino-sinusitis since there is no suitable traditional animal model for this disease. METHODS: Nasal tissue samples from infected and control mink were fixed in formalin, demineralized, and embedded in paraffin...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295338/modified-transnasal-endoscopic-medial-maxillectomy-through-prelacrimal-duct-approach
#18
Motohiko Suzuki, Yoshihisa Nakamura, Makoto Yokota, Shinya Ozaki, Shingo Murakami
OBJECTIVE: We previously reported a modified endoscopic medial maxillectomy (modified transnasal endoscopic medial maxillectomy through prelacrimal duct approach [MTEMMPDA]) to resect inverted papilloma (IP), for which the inferior turbinate (IT) and nasolacrimal duct (ND) can be preserved. MTEMMPDA is a safe and effective method to obtain wide, straight access to the maxillary sinus (MS). However, there are few reported cases of patients who underwent MTEMMPDA, and even fewer of patients who underwent partial osteotomy of the apertura piriformis and the anterior wall of the MS...
March 14, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293985/immortalized-sheep-microglial-cells-are-permissive-to-a-diverse-range-of-ruminant-viruses
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James B Stanton, Beryl Swanson, Edith Orozco, Juan F Muñoz-Gutiérrez, James F Evermann, Julia F Ridpath
BACKGROUND: Ruminants, including sheep and goats (small ruminants), are key agricultural animals in many parts of the world. Infectious diseases, including many viral diseases, are significant problems to efficient production of ruminants. Unfortunately, reagents tailored to viruses of ruminants, and especially small ruminants, are lacking compared to other animals more typically used for biomedical research. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the permissibility of a stably immortalized, sheep microglial cell line to viruses that are reported to infect ruminants: bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1), small ruminant lentiviruses (SRLV), and bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV)...
December 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291371/activity-of-multidrug-resistance-associated-proteins-1-5-mrp1-5-in-the-rpmi-2650-cell-line-and-explants-of-human-nasal-turbinate
#20
Anne M Dolberg, Stephan Reichl
The profound influence of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters on the disposition of numerous drugs has led to increased interest in characterizing their expression profiles in various epithelial and endothelial barriers. The present work examined the presence and functional activity of five ABC efflux proteins, i.e. MRP 1 - 5, in freshly isolated human nasal epithelial cells and two in vitro models based on the human RPMI 2650 cell line. To evaluate the expression patterns of MRP1, MRP2, MRP3, MRP4 and MRP5 at the mRNA and protein levels in the ex vivo model and the differently cultured RPMI 2650 cells, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), Western blot analysis and indirect immunofluorescence staining were used...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
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