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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324271/anti-mullerian-hormone-concentrations-in-individual-follicular-fluids-within-one-stimulated-ivf-cycle-resemble-blood-serum-values
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Michael Schenk, Julia Maria Kröpfl, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Elisabeth Feldmeier, Gregor Weiss
PURPOSE: Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is commonly known as the most potent marker for ovarian reserve due to its decline as female age increases. While serum AMH (sAMH) levels have been intensively investigated, there is less data regarding AMH concentrations in follicular fluid (FF), since FF has usually been designated as waste product during oocyte collection in assisted reproductive technologies. This pilot study investigated follicle AMH concentrations (fAMH) of several follicles per ovary, individually collected with the Steiner-Tan needle, and compared them to sAMH concentrations in women undergoing IVF treatment...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323422/mechanisms-of-hydrogen-assisted-co2-reduction-on-nickel
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Wei Lin, Kelsey M Stocker, George C Schatz
Mechanistic details of catalytic reactions are critical to the development of improved catalysts. Here, we perform high quality Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics (BOMD) simulations of the reaction mechanisms associated with hydrogen-assisted CO2 reduction on Ni(110). The simulation results show direct theoretical evidence for both associative and redox mechanisms in the reaction of atomic hydrogen with CO¬2. Since H2 is dissociatively chemisorbed on Ni(110) with nearly unit probability, the mechanisms we find are also relevant to the RWGS reaction (H2 with adsorbed CO¬2)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319521/warfarin-and-aspirin-versus-warfarin-alone-for-prevention-of-embolic-events-in-patients-with-a-heartmate-ii%C3%A2-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Joseph S Van Tuyl, Ian B Hollis, Khalid A Alburikan, Richard Tran, Brian P Murray, Jo E Rodgers, Jason N Katz, Brett C Sheridan
Acquired von Willebrand disease increases bleeding risk in patients implanted with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. Lower aspirin doses decrease the risk of bleeding without an increased risk of embolic events. No published studies in the U.S. have compared the incidence of bleeding and thrombotic events between antithrombotic regimens with and without aspirin. A single-center, retrospective analysis was conducted of adult patients implanted with a HM II. Patients received warfarin and aspirin 81 mg daily or warfarin alone...
March 17, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319511/the-first-us-clinical-experience-with-computer-assisted-propofol-sedation-a-retrospective-observational-comparative-study-on-efficacy-safety-efficiency-and-endoscopist-and-patient-satisfaction
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Otto S Lin, Richard A Kozarek, Deborah Tombs, Danielle La Selva, Wade Weigel, Ryan Beecher, Ana Jensen, Michael Gluck, Andrew Ross
BACKGROUND: Computer-assisted propofol sedation (CAPS) is now approved for moderate sedation of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class I and II patients undergoing routine endoscopy. As the first US medical center to adopt CAPS for routine clinical use, we compared patient and endoscopist satisfaction with CAPS versus midazolam and fentanyl (MF) sedation. METHODS: Patients who underwent elective outpatient upper endoscopy and colonoscopy with CAPS were compared with concurrent patients sedated with MF...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319365/rendering-high-surface-area-mesoporous-metal-organic-frameworks-electronically-conductive
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Timothy C Wang, Idan Hod, Cornelius O Audu, Nicolaas A Vermeulen, SonBinh T Nguyen, Omar K Farha, Joseph T Hupp
We report the design and synthesis of a MOF-polythiophene composite that has comparable electronic conductivity to reported conductive 3-D MOFs, but with display and retention of high porosity, including mesoporosity. A robust zirconium MOF, NU-1000, was rendered electronically conductive by first incorporating, via solvent-assisted ligand incorporation (SALI), a carefully designed pentathiophene derivative at a density of one pentamer per hexa-zirconium node. Using a cast film of the intermediate composite (termed pentaSALI) on conductive glass, the incorporated oligothiophene was electrochemically polymerized to yield the conductive composite, Epoly...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318916/radiation-free-3d-head-shape-and-volume-evaluation-after-endoscopically-assisted-strip-craniectomy-followed-by-helmet-therapy-for-trigonocephaly
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Guido de Jong, Manon Tolhuisen, Jene Meulstee, Ferdi van der Heijden, Erik van Lindert, Wilfred Borstlap, Thomas Maal, Hans Delye
INTRODUCTION: Radiation-free 3D post-operative sequential follow-up in craniosynostosis is hindered by the lack of consistent markers restricting evaluation to subjective comparison. However, using the computed cranial focal point (CCFP), it is possible to perform correct sequential image superposition and objective evaluation. We used this technique for mean volume and shape change evaluation of the head utilizing 3D photos after endoscopically assisted trigonocephaly surgery. METHODS: We performed a mean head shape and volume evaluation on age grouped 3D photos (n = 86) of children who underwent endoscopically assisted strip craniectomy with helmet therapy...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318639/enhancement-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-incidence-risk-factors-and-outcomes
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Yu-Chi Liu, Mohamad Rosman, Jodhbir S Mehta
PURPOSE: To report the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of enhancement after small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Five hundred twenty-four eyes of 307 patients who underwent SMILE at Singapore National Eye Center between February 2012 and March 2016. METHODS: The data collected included patient age at primary SMILE, gender, race, preoperative and postoperative manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE), preoperative and postoperative uncorrected distance visual acuity and corrected distance visual acuity, the occurrence of suction loss during the procedure, and the need for enhancement...
March 15, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318235/unusual-tri-hexa-and-nonanuclear-cu-ii-cage-methylsilsesquioxanes-synthesis-structures-and-catalytic-activity-in-oxidations-with-peroxides
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Alexey N Bilyachenko, Alena N Kulakova, Mikhail M Levitsky, Artem A Petrov, Alexander A Korlyukov, Lidia S Shul'pina, Victor N Khrustalev, Pavel V Dorovatovskii, Anna V Vologzhanina, Ulyana S Tsareva, Igor E Golub, Ekaterina S Gulyaeva, Elena S Shubina, Georgiy B Shul'pin
Three types of unusual cagelike copper(II) methylsilsesquioxanes, namely, nona- [(MeSiO1.5)18(CuO)9] 1, hexa- [(MeSiO1.5)10(HO0.5)2(CuO)6(C12H8N2)2(MeSiO1.5)10(HO0.5)1.33(CH3COO0.5)0.67(CuO)6(C12H8N2)2] 2, [(MeSiO1.5)10(CuO)6(MeO0.5)2(C10H8N2)2] 3, and trinuclear [(MeSiO1.5)8(CuO)3(C10H8N2)2] 4, were obtained in 44%, 27%, 20%, and 16% yields, respectively. Nuclearity and structural fashion of products was controlled by the choice of solvent system and ligand, specifically assisting the assembling of cage. Structures of 1-4 were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis...
March 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318121/high-performance-doped-silver-films-overcoming-fundamental-material-limits-for-nanophotonic-applications
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Cheng Zhang, Nathaniel Kinsey, Long Chen, Chengang Ji, Mingjie Xu, Marcello Ferrera, Xiaoqing Pan, Vladimir M Shalaev, Alexandra Boltasseva, L Jay Guo
The field of nanophotonics has ushered in a new paradigm of light manipulation by enabling deep subdiffraction confinement assisted by metallic nanostructures. However, a key limitation which has stunted a full development of high-performance nanophotonic devices is the typical large losses associated with the constituent metals. Although silver has long been known as the highest quality plasmonic material for visible and near infrared applications, its usage has been limited due to practical issues of continuous thin film formation, stability, adhesion, and surface roughness...
March 20, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317657/standardizing-terminology-for-minimally-invasive-pancreatic-resection
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Andre L Montagnini, Bård I Røsok, Horacio J Asbun, Jeffrey Barkun, Marc G Besselink, Ugo Boggi, Kevin C P Conlon, Abe Fingerhut, Ho-Seong Han, Paul D Hansen, Melissa E Hogg, Michael L Kendrick, Chinnusamy Palanivelu, Shailesh V Shrikhande, Go Wakabayashi, Herbert Zeh, Charles M Vollmer, David A Kooby
BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of literature pertaining to minimally invasive pancreatic resection (MIPR). Heterogeneity in MIPR terminology, leads to confusion and inconsistency. The Organizing Committee of the State of the Art Conference on MIPR collaborated to standardize MIPR terminology. METHODS: After formal literature review for "minimally invasive pancreatic surgery" term, key terminology elements were identified. A questionnaire was created assessing the type of resection, the approach, completion, and conversion...
March 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316339/uv-mediated-thiol-ene-click-reactions-for-the-synthesis-of-drug-loadable-and-degradable-gels-based-on-copoly-2-oxazoline-s
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Klaus P Luef, Charlotte Petit, Bettina Ottersböck, Gernot Oreski, Francis Ehrenfeld, Bruno Grassl, Stéphanie Reynaud, Frank Wiesbrock
An 80-membered library of gels composed of monofunctional 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline and 2-nonyl-2-oxazoline and one of four selected difunctional 2-oxazolines (containing either ether or ester bonds) were synthesized by microwave-assisted ring-opening polymerizations. The difunctional 2-oxazolines were prepared from the thiol-ene reaction of glycol dimercaptoacetate or 2,2'-(ethylenedioxy)diethanethiol and 2-but-3'-enyl-2-oxazoline or 2-dec-9'-enyl-2-oxazoline. 53 of the gels exhibited glass-transition temperatures, which ranged from -5...
April 2017: European Polymer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316000/investigating-the-financial-impact-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-on-smallholder-pig-farmers-in-cambodia
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A Zhang, J R Young, S Suon, K Ashley, P A Windsor, R D Bush
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) was first identified in Cambodia in 2010, causing serious problems on affected farms, although the costs of the disease have not been well defined. The household financial impact of a PRRS outbreak in Cambodia was investigated using partial budget analysis, examining the economic benefit of three proposed interventions: (i) quarterly PRRS vaccine use, (ii) biosecurity implementation, and (iii) implementation of vaccination and biosecurity. The analyses were applied to three farm models: (i) a two-sow breeder; (ii) a five-pig fattener; and (iii) a single-sow, three-pig farrow-to-finish/breeder...
March 18, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315801/use-of-indocyanine-green-fluorescence-endoscopy-to-treat-concurrent-perimedullary-and-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-in-the-cervical-spine
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Akira Ito, Toshiki Endo, Tomoo Inoue, Hidenori Endo, Kenichi Sato, Teiji Tominaga
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative microscopic fluorescence angiography using indocyanine green (ICG) provides visual information on real-time blood flow. However, this method cannot be applied for lesions that are not visible under microscopic imaging because excitation light does not reach the targeted vascular structures. Endoscope-integrated ICG video-angiography has recently been advocated to compensate for this limitation. This is the first reported case of a spinal arteriovenous malformation in which endoscope-integrated ICG video-angiography was successfully used...
March 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315152/bilateral-robotic-transabdominal-adrenalectomy-in-a-patient-with-intestinal-malrotation
#14
Zuliang Feng, Carmen C Solórzano
Bilateral adrenalectomy is the preferred surgical approach for patients with failed treatments for pituitary-based Cushing's syndrome. Intestinal malrotation (IM) is a rare congenital anatomic variant that rarely affects adults. The abnormal abdominal anatomy is concerning to surgeons planning elective procedures in such patients. Here, we describe a bilateral robotic transabdominal adrenalectomy (RTA) in a patient with IM. A 29-year-old female presented with refractory pituitary-based Cushing's syndrome and was found to have IM on preoperative CT scan...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314869/-operative-treatment-of-terrible-triad-injury-of-the-elbow-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation
#15
R Babst, C Schraner, F J P Beeres
AIM OF SURGERY: Reconstruction of the most important ligamentous and osseus structures of the elbow after terrible triad injury via the radial head to the lateral collateral ligament complex (LCL) and if necessary beginning at the coronoid process. The aim is a stable concentrically guided elbow with early functional follow-up treatment. The approach depends on the intraoperatively tested stability. INDICATIONS: Osteoligamentous terrible triad injury pattern with or without subluxation position following reduction and temporary immobilization...
March 17, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314835/endocrine-therapy-in-the-current-management-of-postmenopausal-estrogen-receptor-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer
#16
Virginia G Kaklamani, William J Gradishar
Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) results in substantial morbidity and mortality for women afflicted with this disease. A majority of MBCs are hormone-responsive and estrogen receptor-positive, making endocrine therapy (ET) an integral component of systemic therapy. With a primary goal of minimizing the effects of estrogen on hormone-responsive MBC, ETs are among the first targeted treatments that aim to inhibit the influence of estrogen receptor activation on tumor proliferation. Several biochemical mechanisms have been the focus of drug development for treatment, including selective estrogen-receptor modulation, aromatase inhibition, and selective estrogen-receptor degradation...
March 17, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314387/twin-pregnancy-complicated-by-esophageal-atresia-duodenal-atresia-gastric-perforation-and-hypoplastic-left-heart-structures-in-one-twin-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Mohamad K Abou Chaar, Mariana L Meyers, Bethany D Tucker, Henry L Galan, Kenneth W Liechty, Timothy M Crombleholme, Ahmed I Marwan
BACKGROUND: The antenatal diagnosis of a combined esophageal atresia without tracheoesophageal fistula and duodenal atresia with or without gastric perforation is a rare occurrence. These diagnoses are difficult and can be suspected on ultrasound by nonspecific findings including a small stomach and polyhydramnios. Fetal magnetic resonance imaging adds significant anatomical detail and can aid in the diagnosis of these complicated cases. Upon an extensive literature review, there are no reports documenting these combined findings in a twin pregnancy...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314194/electrocatalytic-reduction-of-low-concentration-thiamphenicol-and-florfenicol-in-wastewater-with-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-modified-electrode
#18
Dongli Deng, Fei Deng, Bobin Tang, Jinzhong Zhang, Jiang Liu
The electrocatalytic reduction of thiamphenicol (TAP) and florfenicol (FF) was investigated with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) modified electrode. MWCNTs was dispersed in pure water with the assistance of dihexadecyl phosphate (DHP), and then modified on glassy carbon electrode (GCE). The electrocatalytic reduction conditions, such as bias voltage, supporting electrolyte and its initial pH, and the initial concentrations of TAP and FF, were also optimized. The experimental results indicated that the removal efficiencies of 2mgL(-1) TAP and FF in 0...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306557/mri-micturating-urethrography-for-improved-urethral-delineation-in-prostate-radiotherapy-planning-a-case-study
#19
Robba Rai, Mark Sidhom, Karen Lim, Lucy Ohanessian, Gary P Liney
Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy is used in prostate cancer to deliver a high dose of radiation to the tumour over a small number of treatments. This involves the simulation of the patient using both CT and MRI. Current practice is to insert an indwelling catheter (IDC) during CT to assist with visualisation of the urethra and subsequently minimise dose to this highly critical structure. However, this procedure is invasive and has an associated risk of infection. This is a case study, which demonstrates our initial experience of using a real-time non-invasive MRI technique to replace the use of IDC for prostate cancer patients...
March 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306362/cardiac-passive-aggressive-behavior-the-right-ventricle-in-patients-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
#20
Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, Marc Ruel
Right ventricular failure (RVF) affects up to 50% of patients post-left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, and carries significant morbidity and mortality. There is no widely-used long-term mechanical support option for the right ventricle, thus early identification, prevention and medical treatment of RVF is of the upmost importance. Areas covered: A PubMed search was first completed searching "Right ventricular failure post-LVAD" which yielded 152 results, and a subsequent search was performed under "RV mechanical support" which yielded 374 results, and was filtered to "humans" and literature written in English, generating 219 results...
March 17, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
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