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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535032/applying-thienyl-side-chains-and-different-%C3%AF-bridge-to-aromatic-side-chain-substituted-indacenodithiophene-based-small-molecule-donors-for-high-performance-organic-solar-cells
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Jin-Liang Wang, Kai-Kai Liu, Sha Liu, Feng Liu, Hongbin Wu, Yong Cao, Thomas P Russell
A pair of linear tetrafluorinated small molecular donors, named as ThIDTTh4F and ThIDTSe4F, which are with tetrathienyl-substituted IDT as electron-rich central core, electron-deficient difluorobenzothiadiazole as acceptor units, and donor end-capping groups, but having differences in the π-bridge (thiophene and selenophene), were successfully synthesized and evaluated as donor materials in organic solar cells. Such π-bridge and core units in these small molecules play a decisive role in the formation of the nanoscale separation of the blend films, which were systematically investigated through absorption spectra, grazing incidence X-ray diffraction pattern, transmission electron microscopy images, resonant soft X-ray scattering profiles, and charge mobility measurement...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532032/agar-gelatin-bilayer-gel-matrix-fabricated-by-simple-thermo-responsive-sol-gel-transition-method
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Yifeng Wang, Meng Dong, Mengmeng Guo, Xia Wang, Jing Zhou, Jian Lei, Chuanhang Guo, Chaoran Qin
We present a simple and environmentally-friendly method to generate an agar/gelatin bilayer gel matrix for further biomedical applications. In this method, the thermally responsive sol-gel transitions of agar and gelatin combined with the different transition temperatures are exquisitely employed to fabricate the agar/gelatin bilayer gel matrix and achieve separate loading for various materials (e.g., drugs, fluorescent materials, and nanoparticles). Importantly, the resulting bilayer gel matrix provides two different biopolymer environments (a polysaccharide environment vs a protein environment) with a well-defined border, which allows the loaded materials in different layers to retain their original properties (e...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531147/oriented-growth-of-%C3%AE-mno%C3%A2-nanorods-using-natural-extracts-from-grape-stems-and-apple-peels
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Lina Sanchez-Botero, Adriana P Herrera, Juan P Hinestroza
We report on the synthesis of alpha manganese dioxide (α-MnO₂) nanorods using natural extracts from Vitis vinifera grape stems and Malus domestica 'Cortland' apple peels. We used a two-step method to produce highly crystalline α-MnO₂ nanorods: (1) reduction of KMnO₄ in the presence of natural extracts to initiate the nucleation process; and (2) a thermal treatment to enable further solid-state growth of the nuclei. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) images provided direct evidence of the morphology of the nanorods and these images were used to propose nucleation and growth mechanisms...
May 22, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530536/leuprolide-acetate-release-study-from-%C3%AE-irradiated-plga-based-in-situ-forming-system
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Mona Shapourgan, Hamid Mobedi, Nasrin Sheikh, Aliasghar Behnamghader, Arezou Mashak
It is well known that the properties of polymers can be altered by exposure to γ- ray. γ-irradiation has been used as a sterilization method for biodegradable polymeric drug delivery devices, and its drug release profile must not be significantly changed. In this study, the effect of γ-irradiation with 8 kGy doses on the release profile of leuprolide acetate from PLGA-based in situ forming system was evaluated. PLGA-based in situ forming systems were prepared by injecting some specific amount of irradiated solution of PLGA /NMP containing drug into a buffer phosphate pH 7...
March 28, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527851/intentional-replantation-of-an-avulsed-immature-permanent-incisor-a-case-report
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Claudio Maniglia-Ferreira, Fabio de Almeida Gomes, Marcelo de Morais Vitoriano
This case report discusses the successful endodontic treatment of an open apex maxillary right permanent central incisor that had been avulsed and incorrectly replanted in a 7-year-old patient. The tooth was carefully re-extracted followed by cleaning of the alveolar socket and immediate replantation. However, pulp necrosis was diagnosed, and regenerative endodontic treatment was performed. The root canal system was disinfected by passive ultrasonic irrigation with 2.5% sodium hypochlorite. At the first visit, the tooth was repositioned and immobilized with an appropriate semirigid splint...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527529/image-guided-ablation-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
T M Wah
This review article aims to provide an overview of image-guided ablation of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) since it was first introduced in 1998. This will cover the background and rationale behind its development; an overview of the evidence for current thermal technology, such as heat-based, e.g., radiofrequency ablation (RFA), microwave ablation (MWA), and cold-based energies, e.g., cryoablation used; and summarise the published evidence regarding its treatment efficacy and oncological outcome. In addition, it aims to provide an insight into the potential role of the new non-thermal ablative technology, e...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523516/pre-operative-screening-and-manual-drilling-strategies-to-reduce-the-risk-of-thermal-injury-during-minimally-invasive-cochlear-implantation-surgery
#7
Neal P Dillon, Loris Fichera, Kyle Kesler, M Geraldine Zuniga, Jason E Mitchell, Robert J Webster, Robert F Labadie
This article presents the development and experimental validation of a methodology to reduce the risk of thermal injury to the facial nerve during minimally invasive cochlear implantation surgery. The first step in this methodology is a pre-operative screening process, in which medical imaging is used to identify those patients that present a significant risk of developing high temperatures at the facial nerve during the drilling phase of the procedure. Such a risk is calculated based on the density of the bone along the drilling path and the thermal conductance between the drilling path and the nerve, and provides a criterion to exclude high-risk patients from receiving the minimally invasive procedure...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523127/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Brian Hung-Hin Lang, Arnold L H Wu
BACKGROUND: With an increasing number of imaging studies being done nowadays, the number of incidentally discovered thyroid nodules is expected to rise. Although many of these nodules are small and benign in nature, some do grow and may cause pressure and/or thyrotoxic symptoms. Surgical resection has traditionally been recommended for symptomatic nodules but is associated with risk of hypothyroidism, bleeding, infection, and nerve damage. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is one of the non-surgical thermal ablation techniques that may serve as an alternative in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523065/detection-of-peritonsillar-abscess-using-smartphone-based-thermal-imaging
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Myung Jin Ban, Yunyoung Nam, Jae Hong Park
OBJECTIVE: Smartphone-based thermal imaging was evaluated for its utility in the detection of peritonsillar abscesses. METHODS: We describe six cases of peritonsillar abscess in which computed tomography and thermography scans of the neck were performed prior to surgery. RESULTS: Open-mouth thermal photographic images were obtained preoperatively from patients, and asymmetric hot spots with significantly higher temperatures in the peritonsillar area were identified as abscesses...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521901/noninvasive-imaging-analysis-of-biological-tissue-associated-with-laser-thermal-injury
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Cheng-Jen Chang, De-Yi Yu, Yen-Chang Hsiao, Kuang-Hua Ho
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study is to use a noninvasive tomographic imaging technique with high spatial resolution to characterize and monitor biological tissue responses associated with laser thermal injury. METHODS: Optical doppler tomography (ODT) combines laser doppler flowmetry (LDF) with optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain high resolution tomographic velocity and structural images of static and moving constituents in highly scattering biological tissues...
April 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521346/real-time-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-biopsy-using-smartframe%C3%A2-stereotaxis-in-the-setting-of-a-conventional-diagnostic-magnetic-resonance-imaging-suite
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Justin K Scheer, Thomas Hamelin, Leon Chang, Brian Lemkuil, Bob S Carter, Clark C Chen
BACKGROUND: Real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) visualization during stereotactic needle biopsies affords several valuable benefits to the neurosurgeon, including the opportunity to visually confirm the biopsy site at the time of surgery. Until now, reported experiences with this technique have been limited to the setting of intraoperative MRI or dedicated procedural MRI suites with modified ventilation systems. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with 11 consecutive patients who underwent real-time MRI-guided biopsy performed using SmartFrame® stereotaxis (MRI Interventions, Irvine, California) in the setting of a conventional diagnostic MRI suite...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516461/effects-of-high-g-impact-on-physical-electrical-and-optical-characteristics-of-light-emitting-diodes
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Xin Wen, Brandon Okraszewski, Pragun Babber, James Cash, Stephen Cain, David Klotzkin
Previously, one of the tools available in automotive or aircraft accident analysis was the examination of the indicator bulbs. Currently, indicator bulbs have been largely replaced by light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Here a series of studies was carried out on impact effects on LEDs to determine whether their properties change after impact, and whether it is related to its working status (lit or unlit). The LEDs were measured before mechanical shock with a series of tests, including current-voltage, current-light, bandwidth, subject to impact ranging from 450 g to 2000 g, and then retested...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516051/evaluation-of-mr-thermometry-with-proton-resonance-frequency-method-at-7t
#13
Ping Wang
Quantitative and non-invasive temperature mapping using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a unique way to measure temperature evolution inside biological tissues. The method is widely used in thermal ablation procedures with magnetic fields at or below 3T. In this paper, the sensitivity of the MRI thermometry at 7T was studied using a proton resonance frequency (PRF)-based technique. We first used an agarose gel phantom with MR-compatible thermometry to calibrate the temperature coefficient, and then this temperature coefficient was employed to measure the internal temperature in both ex vivo (beef muscle) and in vivo (rat) experiments using focused ultrasound heating...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516050/towards-mri-temperature-mapping-in-real-time-the-proton-resonance-frequency-method-with-undersampled-radial-mri-and-nonlinear-inverse-reconstruction
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Zhongshuai Zhang, Thomas Michaelis, Jens Frahm
BACKGROUND: Optimal control of minimally invasive interventions by hyperthermia requires dynamic temperature mapping at high temporal resolution. METHODS: Based on the temperature-dependent shift of the proton resonance frequency (PRF), this work developed a method for real-time MRI thermometry which relies on highly undersampled radial FLASH MRI sequences with iterative image reconstruction by regularized nonlinear inversion (NLINV). As a first step, the method was validated with use of a temperature phantom and ex vivo organs (swine kidney) subjected to heating by warm water or a pulsed laser source...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515431/early-onset-of-nucleate-boiling-on-gas-covered-biphilic-surfaces
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Biao Shen, Masayuki Yamada, Sumitomo Hidaka, Jiewei Liu, Junichiro Shiomi, Gustav Amberg, Minh Do-Quang, Masamichi Kohno, Koji Takahashi, Yasuyuki Takata
For phase-change cooling schemes for electronics, quick activation of nucleate boiling helps safeguard the electronics components from thermal shocks associated with undesired surface superheating at boiling incipience, which is of great importance to the long-term system stability and reliability. Previous experimental studies show that bubble nucleation can occur surprisingly early on mixed-wettability surfaces. In this paper, we report unambiguous evidence that such unusual bubble generation at extremely low temperatures-even below the boiling point-is induced by a significant presence of incondensable gas retained by the hydrophobic surface, which exhibits exceptional stability even surviving extensive boiling deaeration...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513139/one-step-facile-synthesis-of-highly-magnetic-and-surface-functionalized-iron-oxide-nanorods-for-biomarker-targeted-applications
#16
Anamaria Ioana Orza, Hui Wu, Yaolin Xu, Qiong Lu, Hui Mao
We report a one-step method for facile and sustainable synthesis of magnetic iron oxide nanorods (or IONRs) with the mean lengths ranging from 25 to 50 nm and mean diameters ranging from 5 to 8 nm. The prepared IONRs are highly stable in aqueous media and can be surface functionalized for biomarker targeted applications. This synthetic strategy involves the reaction of iron(III) acetylacetonate with polyethyleneimine in the presence of oleylamine and phenylether, followed by thermal decomposition. Importantly, the length and diameter as well as the aspect ratio of prepared IONRs can be controlled by modulating the reaction parameters...
May 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512696/synthesis-characterization-electrochemical-and-surface-morphologies-of-polyazomethines-containing-silane-and-phosphazene-units
#17
Kevser Temizkan, İsmet Kaya
Polyazomethines containing silane and phosphazene groups were synthesized via elimination reactions of dihydroxy compounds containing imine bonding with phosphazane and silane dichloride. The structures of monomers and polymers containing phosphazane and silane groups were supported by (1)H-NMR, (13)C-NMR, FT-IR and UV-Vis techniques. Electrochemical properties of the prepared Schiff bases and polymers were given by cyclic voltammetric (CV) analysis. Thermal properties of synthesized monomers and polymers were determined by TG-DTA and TG-DTA, DMA and DSC techniques, respectively...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511267/thermal-ablation-of-lung-tumors-focus-on-microwave%C3%A2-ablation
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Thomas J Vogl, Nour-Eldin A Nour-Eldin, Moritz Albrecht, Benjamin Kaltenbach, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Han Lin, Bita Panahi, Kathrin Eichler, Tatjana Gruber-Rouh, Andrei Roman
Background Image-guided thermal ablation can be used for the treatment of medically inoperable primary and metastatic lung cancer. These techniques are based on the heating up or freezing (cryoablation) of a volume of tissue around a percutaneous applicator that induces necrosis of the tumor. Method The English-language literature concerning thermal ablation of the lung was reviewed. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the most widely performed and investigated of these techniques. Microwave ablation (MWA) represents a relatively new alternative that shares the same indications and is conducted in a very similar fashion as RFA...
May 16, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510453/influence-of-local-heating-on-marangoni-flows-and-evaporation-kinetics-of-pure-water-drops
#19
Alexandros Askounis, Yutaku Kita, Masamichi Kohno, Yasuyuki Takata, Vasileios Koutsos, Khellil Sefiane
The effect of localized heating on the evaporation of pure sessile water drops was probed experimentally by a combination of infrared thermography and optical imaging. In particular, we studied the effect of three different heating powers and two different locations, directly below the center and edge of the drop. In all cases, four distinct stages were identified according to the emerging thermal patterns. In particular, depending on heating location, recirculating vortices emerge which either remain pinned or move azimuthally within the drop...
May 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508915/avoiding-the-invasion-of-h2o-into-y2mo3o12-by-coating-with-c3n4-to-improve-negative-thermal-expansion-properties
#20
Xiansheng Liu, Baohe Yuan, Yongguang Cheng, Xianghong Ge, Erjun Liang, Weifeng Zhang
The hygroscopicity of Y2Mo3O12 has serious influences on its mechanic and negative thermal expansion (NTE) properties. The reported partial ion substitution for Y(3+) in Y2Mo3O12 could reduce the hygroscopicity, however, the expected NTE properties disappear disappointedly. In this investigation, it is found that avoiding the invasion of crystal water and extending the NTE temperature range of Y2Mo3O12 to room temperature could be realized together by heating with CO(NH2)2. The X-ray diffraction patterns, infrared absorption spectra, scanning electron microscopy images and X-ray photoelectron spectra suggest the formation of small hydrophobic molecules (C3N4, C, etc...
May 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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