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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102949/simultaneous-pet-mr-imaging-with-a-radio-frequency-penetrable-pet-insert
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Alexander M Grant, Brian J Lee, Chen-Ming Chang, Craig S Levin
PURPOSE: A brain sized radio frequency (RF)-penetrable PET insert has been designed for simultaneous operation with MRI systems. This system takes advantage of electro-optical coupling and battery power to electrically float the PET insert relative to the MRI ground, permitting RF signals to be transmitted through small gaps between the modules that form the PET ring. This design facilitates the use of the built-in body coil for RF transmission and thus could be inserted into any existing MR site wishing to achieve simultaneous PET/MR imaging...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101880/family-emergency-plan-and-preparedness-among-medical-practitioners-in-zaria-nigeria
#2
Jerry Godfrey Makama, Istifanus Anekoson Joshua, Elizabeth Jerry Makama
BACKGROUND: There has been an increase in the incidence of disasters in many parts of the world. Similarly, Nigeria has witnessed a recent increase of man-made disaster events such as plane crash, fire incidents, flood, and building collapse, including bomb blast orchestrated by terrorists that often create emergency situations. Therefore, the aim of the study was to evaluate family emergency plan and preparedness among medical practitioners in Zaria. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study (May-July, 2013) of medical practitioners in Zaria, Nigeria...
November 2016: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101834/management-of-acute-skin-toxicity-with-hypericum-perforatum-and-neem-oil-during-platinum-based-concurrent-chemo-radiation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Pierfrancesco Franco, Monica Rampino, Oliviero Ostellino, Marina Schena, Giancarlo Pecorari, Paolo Garzino Demo, Massimo Fasolis, Francesca Arcadipane, Stefania Martini, Chiara Cavallin, Mario Airoldi, Umberto Ricardi
Acute skin toxicity is a frequent finding during combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy in head and neck cancer patients. Its timely and appropriate management is crucial for both oncological results and patient's global quality of life. We herein report clinical data on the use of Hypericum perforatum and neem oil in the treatment of acute skin toxicity during concurrent chemo-radiation for head and neck cancer. A consecutive series of 50 head and neck cancer patients undergoing concomitant radio-chemotherapy with weekly cisplatin was analyzed...
February 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100474/regional-diaphragm-volume-displacement-is-heterogeneous-in-dog
#4
Brooke Greybeck, Raymond Lu, Arvind Ramanujam, Mary Adeyeye, Matthew Wettergreen, Shari Wynd, Aladin M Boriek
Muscle shortening and volume displacement are critical determinants of the pressure generating capacity of the diaphragm. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that diaphragm volume displacement is heterogeneous and distribution of volume displacement is dependent on regional muscle shortening, posture and level of muscle activation. Radio opaque markers were sutured along muscle bundles of the peritoneal surface of the crural muscle, dorsal costal, mid-costal, and ventral costal regions of the left hemi-diaphragm in four dogs...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100087/a-uhf-rfid-positioning-system-for-use-in-warehouse-navigation-by-employees-with-cognitive-disability
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Eric J M Gunther, Levin J Sliker, Cathy Bodine
Unemployment among the almost 5 million working-age adults with cognitive disabilities in the USA is a costly problem in both tax dollars and quality of life. Job coaching is an effective tool to overcome this, but the cost of job coaching services sums with every new employee or change of employment roles. There is a need for a cost-effective, automated alternative to job coaching that incurs a one-time cost and can be reused for multiple employees or roles. An effective automated job coach must be aware of its location and the location of destinations within the job site...
January 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099939/type-5-phosphodiesterase-regulates-glioblastoma-multiforme-aggressiveness-and-clinical-outcome
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Valeriana Cesarini, Maurizio Martini, Lucia Ricci Vitiani, Giovanni Luca Gravina, Silvia Di Agostino, Grazia Graziani, Quintino Giorgio D'Alessandris, Roberto Pallini, Luigi M Larocca, Pellegrino Rossi, Emmanuele A Jannini, Susanna Dolci
Expression of type 5 phosphodiesterase (PDE5), a cGMP-specific hydrolytic enzyme, is frequently altered in human cancer, but its specific role in tumorigenesis remains controversial. Herein, by analyzing a cohort of 69 patients affected by glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) who underwent chemo- and radiotherapy after surgical resection of the tumor, we found that PDE5 was strongly expressed in cancer cells in about 50% of the patients. Retrospective analysis indicated that high PDE5 expression in GBM cells significantly correlated with longer overall survival of patients...
January 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099931/a-new-semisynthetic-cardenolide-analog-3%C3%AE-2-1-amantadine-1-on-ethylamine-digitoxigenin-amantadig-affects-g2-m-cell-cycle-arrest-and-mirna-expression-profiles-and-enhances-proapoptotic-survivin-2b-expression-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-cell-lines
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Elke Nolte, Sven Wach, Izabella Thais Silva, Sabine Lukat, Arif B Ekici, Jennifer Munkert, Frieder Müller-Uri, Wolfgang Kreis, Cláudia Maria Oliveira Simões, Julio Vera, Bernd Wullich, Helge Taubert, Xin Lai
Cardiac glycosides are well known in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases; however, their application as treatment option for cancer patients is under discussion. We showed that the cardiac glycoside digitoxin and its analog AMANTADIG can inhibit the growth of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cell lines and increase G2/M cell cycle arrest. To identify the signaling pathways and molecular basis of this G2/M arrest, microRNAs were profiled using microRNA arrays. Cardiac glycoside treatment significantly deregulated two microRNAs, miR-2278 and miR-670-5p...
January 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098631/after-the-fall-the-tapestry-of-disturbance-and-recovery
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Nalini M Nadkarni
On July 3, 2015, Nalini Nadkarni, a world-renowned ecologist who had been studying the biologic processes of ecosystem disturbance and recovery, sustained a catastrophic 50-foot free-fall from the top of the rainforest canopy to the forest floor at her remote field research site. She lost consciousness in shock and sustained life-threatening injuries. Her accompanying students hiked out, radio-called 911, and the Harborview Medical Center (Seattle) Medivac team arrived 4 hours later to rescue her. Her prognosis was extremely grim; her family gathered in anticipation of her death as she underwent four operations during her 10 days in the ICU...
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097498/clinical-applications-of-a-ct-window-blending-algorithm-radio-relative-attenuation-dependent-image-overlay
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Jacob C Mandell, Bharti Khurana, Les R Folio, Hyewon Hyun, Stacy E Smith, Ruth M Dunne, Katherine P Andriole
A methodology is described using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Extendscript to process DICOM images with a Relative Attenuation-Dependent Image Overlay (RADIO) algorithm to visualize the full dynamic range of CT in one view, without requiring a change in window and level settings. The potential clinical uses for such an algorithm are described in a pictorial overview, including applications in emergency radiology, oncologic imaging, and nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.
January 17, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097275/development-of-a-highly-transparent-low-resistance-lithium-doped-nickel-oxide-triple-layer-film-deposited-by-magnetron-sputtering
#10
Chia-Ching Wu, Wei-Chen Shih
This research presents a triple-layer transparent conductive oxide thin film, with a lithium-doped nickel oxide/silver/lithium-doped nickel oxide (L-NiO/Ag/L-NiO) structure using radio-frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering on glass substrates. The high transmittance L-NiO thin films were deposited using the sputtering method with Ar/H2 as the reaction gases. The triple-layer structure, L-NiO/Ag/L-NiO, showed impressive electrical conductivity. The figure of merit (FOM) results indicated that the L-NiO/Ag/L-NiO triple-layer thin films with Ag deposition times of 2 min possessed satisfactory optical and electrical properties for potential applications...
January 18, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096917/assessment-of-histopathological-features-of-needle-biopsy-in-recurrent-prostate-cancer-following-salvage-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound
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Michele Billia, Khurram M Siddiqui, Susanne Chan, Fan Li, Ali Al-Zahrani, Jose A Gomez, Joseph L Chin
INTRODUCTION: Local recurrence of prostate cancer (PCa) following radiotherapy may be treated with curative intent using salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound (s-HIFU). The interpretation of needle core biopsy specimens following s-HIFU is a daunting task, even for experienced pathologists. We describe various histopathological features encountered in biopsy specimens following whole-gland s-HIFU in one of the largest descriptive studies to date. METHODS: Fifty-five patients with biopsy-proven localized radio-recurrent PCa underwent s-HIFU and transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostatic needle biopsies at 180 days post-treatment...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094914/confined-etching-within-2d-and-3d-colloidal-crystals-for-tunable-nanostructured-templates-local-environment-matters
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Fedja J Wendisch, Richard Oberreiter, Miralem Salihovic, Michael S Elsaesser, Gilles R Bourret
We report the isotropic etching of 2D and 3D polystyrene (PS) nanosphere hcp arrays using a benchtop O2 radio frequency plasma cleaner. Unexpectedly, this slow isotropic etching allows tuning of both particle diameter and shape. Due to a suppressed etching rate at the point of contact between the PS particles originating from their arrangement in 2D and 3D crystals, the spherical PS templates are converted into polyhedral structures with well-defined hexagonal cross sections in directions parallel and normal to the crystal c-axis...
January 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094861/caudal-vertebra-transfer-treatment-of-radio-ulnar-nonunion-and-severe-bone-shortening-in-a-dog
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A Palumbo Piccionello, A Salvaggio, A Volta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092533/linear-system-models-for-ultrasonic-imaging-intensity-signal-statistics
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Craig Abbey, Yang Zhu, Sara Bahramian, Michael Insana
Despite a great deal of work characterizing the statistical properties of radio-frequency backscattered ultrasound signals, less is known about the statistical properties of demodulated intensity signals. Analysis of intensity is made more difficult by a strong nonlinearity that arises in the process of demodulation. This limits our ability to characterize the spatial resolution and noise properties of B-mode ultrasound images. In this work, we generalize earlier results on two-point intensity covariance using a multivariate systems approach...
January 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091982/death-from-pulmonary-embolism-of-cyanoacrylate-glue-following-gastric-varix-endoscopic-injection
#15
Michael Philip Burke, Chris O'Donnell, Yeliena Baber
We present the case of a 25 year old woman with a complex past medical history including Crigler-Najjar syndrome (Type 1) with a liver transplant in 1993 and subsequent development of cirrhosis with portal hypertension in the transplanted liver. The deceased presented to hospital with hematemesis and investigations showed a large gastric varix. The varix was injected with cyanoacrylate glue. Within 30 min of injection the patient became acutely hypoxic. Urgent chest X-ray demonstrated radio opaque glue within the pulmonary arteries...
January 14, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090519/a-rare-case-of-a-blood-clot-masquerading-as-a-retained-surgical-drain
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Sean Wl Ho, Ivan Th Chua
Surgical drains are commonly used in surgery to reduce post-operative fluid collections. Whilst rare, a retained surgical drain may result in clinical complications and distress to the patient. A retained surgical drain is a potentially avoidable event and surgeons should be aware on how to confirm the presence of a retained surgical drain. We report a rare case of a blood clot masquerading as a retained surgical drain in a patient. The patient is a 55-year-old Malay male who presented with left gluteal necrotizing fasciitis...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089491/satellite-and-central-transitions-selective-1-h-27-al-d-hmqc-experiments-at-very-fast-mas-for-quadrupolar-couplings-determination
#17
Nghia Tuan Duong, Yusuke Nishiyama
Recent study has demonstrated the application of the proton-detected heteronuclear multi-quantum coherence (HMQC) at ultrafast Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) to probe quadrupolar nuclei including (14)N and (35)Cl. In addition, for half-integer quadrupolar nucleus like (35)Cl, the quadrupolar product can be calculated based on the shift difference between the center band of satellite transition (ST) and the central transition (CT) peaks. The applicability of this technique is further investigated on spin I=5/2, namely (27)Al nucleus, and kaolin is chosen as the testing sample...
January 4, 2017: Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089397/challenges-for-critical-raw-material-recovery-from-weee-the-case-study-of-gallium
#18
Maximilian Ueberschaar, Sarah Julie Otto, Vera Susanne Rotter
Gallium and gallium compounds are more frequently used in future oriented technologies such as photovoltaics, light diodes and semiconductor technology. In the long term the supply risk is estimated to be critical. Germany is one of the major primary gallium producer, recycler of gallium from new scrap and GaAs wafer producer. Therefore, new concepts for a resource saving handling of gallium and appropriate recycling strategies have to be designed. This study focus on options for a possible recycling of gallium from waste electric and electronic equipment...
January 12, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088940/indirect-reduction-technique-using-a-distraction-support-in-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-plate-osteosynthesis-of-tibial-shaft-fractures
#19
Wen-Wei Dong, Zeng-Yuan Shi, Zheng-Xin Liu, Hai-Jiao Mao
PURPOSE: To describe an indirect reduction technique during minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis (MIPPO) of tibial shaft fractures with the use of a distraction support. METHODS: Between March 2011 and October 2014, 52 patients with a mean age of 48 years (16-72 years) sustaining tibial shaft fractures were included. All the patients underwent MIPPO for the fractures using a distraction support prior to insertion of the plate. Fracture angular deformity was assessed by goni- ometer measurement on preoperative and postoperative images...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088103/chemically-enzymatic-synthesis-of-photosensitive-dna
#20
Kinga Westphal, Magdalena Zdrowowicz, Agnieszka Zylicz-Stachula, Janusz Rak
The sensitizing propensity of radio-/photosensitizing nucleoside depends on DNA sequence surrounding a sensitizer. Therefore, in order to compare sensitizers with regard to their ability to induce a DNA damage one has to study the sequence dependence of damage yield. However, chemical synthesis of oligonucleotides labeled with sensitizing nucleosides is hindered due to the fact that a limited number of such nucleoside phosphoramidites are accessible. Here, we report on a chemically-enzymatic method, employing a DNA polymerase and ligase, that enables a modified nucleoside, in the form of its 5'-triphosphate, to be incorporated into DNA fragment in a pre-determined site...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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