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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936744/cardiac-telocyte-derived-exosomes-and-their-possible-implications-in-cardiovascular-pathophysiology
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Mirca Marini, Lidia Ibba-Manneschi, Mirko Manetti
Among cardiac interstitial cells, the recently described telocytes (TCs) display the unique ability to build a supportive three-dimensional network formed by their very long and thin prolongations named telopodes. Cardiac TCs are increasingly regarded as pivotal regulators in intercellular signaling with multiple cell types, such as cardiomyocytes, stem/progenitor cells, microvessels, nerve endings, fibroblasts and immune cells, thus converting the cardiac stromal compartment into an integrated system that may drive either heart development or maintenance of cardiac homeostasis in post-natal life...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932971/the-correlation-of-supraspinatus-outlet-view-with-computed-tomography-for-visualization-of-the-anterior-acromial-undersurface
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Viktor Feldman, Niv Marom, Meir Nyska, Eugene Kotz, Jonathan E J Koh, Vidal Barchilon
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the real shape of the undersurface of the acromion prior to acromioplasty is indispensable. Today, Supraspinatus outlet view (SSOV) is a standard view used to determine the shape of the anterior acromion. Three types of acromial undersurface were described by Bigliani and Morrison. The purpose of this study was to find out whether the real acromial type can be visualized on X-ray SSOV and compare the shape of the anterior undersurface of the acromion visualized on SSOV, with the shape revealed on 2D CT reconstructions...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931926/unveiling-the-signals-from-extremely-noisy-microseismic-data-for-high-resolution-hydraulic-fracturing-monitoring
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Weilin Huang, Runqiu Wang, Huijian Li, Yangkang Chen
Microseismic method is an essential technique for monitoring the dynamic status of hydraulic fracturing during the development of unconventional reservoirs. However, one of the challenges in microseismic monitoring is that those seismic signals generated from micro seismicity have extremely low amplitude. We develop a methodology to unveil the signals that are smeared in the strong ambient noise and thus facilitate a more accurate arrival-time picking that will ultimately improve the localization accuracy. In the proposed technique, we decompose the recorded data into several morphological multi-scale components...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931727/co-culture-of-allogenic-dbm-and-bmscs-in-the-knee-joint-cavity-of-rabbits-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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Bin Xu, Rui Wang, Hao Wang, Hong-Gang Xu
This study aims to assess co-culture of allogenic decalcified bone matrix (DBM) and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in the knee joint cavity of rabbits for cartilage tissue engineering. Rabbits were assigned to an in-vitro group, an in-vivo group and a blank control group. At the 4(th), 8(th) and 12(th) week, samples from all groups were collected for hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining and streptavidin-perosidase (SP) method. The morphological analysis software was used to calculate the average absorbance value (A value)...
September 20, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931522/three-dimensional-morphometric-analysis-of-the-renal-vasculature
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Zohaib Khan, Jennifer P Ngo, Bianca Le, Roger G Evans, James Todd Pearson, Bruce S Gardiner, David W Smith
Vascular topology and morphology is critical in the regulation of blood flow and the transport of small solutes including oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide. Renal vascular morphology is particularly challenging as many arterial walls are partially wrapped by the walls of veins. In the absence of a precise characterization of three-dimensional branching vascular geometry, accurate computational modeling of the intrarenal transport of small diffusible molecules is impossible. An enormous manual effort was required to achieve a relatively precise characterization of rat renal vascular geometry, highlighting the need for an automated method for analysis of branched vasculature morphology to allow characterization of the renal vascular geometry of other species, including humans...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930824/evaluating-the-morphology-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-by-a-transesophageal-echocardiographic-3-dimensional-printed-model
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Hongning Song, Qing Zhou, Lan Zhang, Qing Deng, Yijia Wang, Bo Hu, Tuantuan Tan, Jinling Chen, Yiteng Pan, Fazhi He
The novel 3-dimensional printing (3DP) technique has shown its ability to assist personalized cardiac intervention therapy. This study aimed to determine the feasibility of 3D-printed left atrial appendage (LAA) models based on 3D transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) data and their application value in treating LAA occlusions.Eighteen patients with transcatheter LAA occlusion, and preprocedure 3D TEE and cardiac computed tomography were enrolled. 3D TEE volumetric data of the LAA were acquired and postprocessed for 3DP...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929536/mixed-phthalocyanine-porphyrin-fused-conjugated-pentameric-nanoarrays
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Jianzhuang Jiang, Yuehong Zhang, Zheng Xue, Dongdong Qi, Kang Wang, Huibiao Liu
The largest phthalocyanine-porphyrin-fused pentameric molecular arrays have been synthesized and spectroscopically characterized. The saddled molecular conformation revealed for the pentamer by DFT-D3 calculation in combination with the bulky peripheral substituents precludes effective face-to-face π-π intermolecular interaction. As a consequence, intermolecular C-H…π interactions together with the ubiquitous dispersion force arrays help to self-assemble the representative metal-free pentameric molecules into the three-dimensional supramolecular structures with nanaorod morphology in CHCl3 and n-butanol...
September 19, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929243/discrimination-between-benign-and-malignant-breast-lesions-using-volumetric-quantitative-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging
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Ziliang Cheng, Zhuo Wu, Guangzi Shi, Zhilong Yi, Mingwei Xie, Weike Zeng, Chao Song, Chushan Zheng, Jun Shen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic performance of volumetric quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (qDCE-MRI) in differentiation between malignant and benign breast lesions. METHODS: DCE-MRI was performed in 124 patients with 136 breast lesions. Quantitative pharmacokinetic parameters K(trans), Kep, Ve, Vp and semi-quantitative parameters TTP, MaxCon, MaxSlope, AUC were obtained by using a two-compartment extended Tofts model and three-dimensional volume of interest...
September 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928606/quantification-of-ventricular-unloading-by-3d-echocardiography-in-single-ventricle-of-left-ventricular-morphology-following-superior-cavo-pulmonary-anastomosis-and-fontan-completion-a-feasibility-study
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Deepa Sasikumar, Bijulal Sasidharan, Baiju S Dharan, Arun Gopalakrishnan, Kavasseri M Krishnamoorthy, Sivasubramanian Sivasankaran
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional echocardiography. (3DE) is comparable to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for estimating ventricular volume in congenital heart diseases. However, there are limited data on estimation of ventricular volumes by 3DE in univentricular heart and change in ventricular volumes after surgical creation of cavopulmonary connection. We sought to quantify the unloading of the single ventricle of left ventricular. (LV) morphology by 3DE after superior cavopulmonary anastomosis...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927561/interobserver-and-intraobserver-reliability-of-three-dimensional-preoperative-planning-software-in-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Yasushi Wako, Junichi Nakamura, Michiaki Miura, Yuya Kawarai, Masahiko Sugano, Kento Nawata
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to clarify interobserver and intraobserver reliabilities of the three-dimensional (3D) templating of total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: We selected preoperative computed tomography from 60 hips in 46 patients (14 men and 32 women) who underwent primary THA. To evaluate interobserver and intraobserver reliability, 6 orthopedic surgeons performed 3D templating twice over a 4-week interval. We investigated intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) and percent agreement of component size and alignment, comparing morphological differences in the hip...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926715/optical-forging-of-graphene-into-three-dimensional-shapes
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Andreas Johansson, Pasi Myllyperkiö, Pekka Koskinen, Jukka Aumanen, Juha Tapio Koivistoinen, Hung-Chieh Tsai, Chia-Hao Chen, Lo-Yueh Chang, Vesa-Matti Hiltunen, Jyrki Manninen, Wei-Yen Woon, Mika Pettersson
Atomically thin materials, such as graphene, are the ultimate building blocks for nanoscale devices. But although their synthesis and handling today are routine, all efforts thus far have been restricted to flat natural geometries, since the means to control their three-dimensional (3D) morphology has remained elusive. Here we show that, just as a blacksmith uses a hammer to forge a metal sheet into 3D shapes, a pulsed laser beam can forge graphene sheet into controlled 3D shapes in the nanoscale. The forging mechanism is based on laser-induced local expansion of graphene, as confirmed by computer simulations using thin sheet elasticity theory...
September 19, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925790/morphological-variation-of-the-caudal-fossa-of-domestic-cat-skulls-assessed-with-computed-tomography-and-geometric-morphometrics-analysis
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Caroline R Gordon, Thomas W Marchant, Joanna Lodzinska, Jeffery J Schoenebeck, Tobias Schwarz
Objectives This study aimed to investigate differences and demonstrate a normal range of morphological variation of the caudal fossa of the cranium of domestic cats. Methods CT scans of 32 domestic cat heads of 11 breeds were included. Isosurfaces from skulls were characterised through three-dimensional geometric morphometrics using geographical landmarks placed on the internal surface of the caudal fossa and foramen magnum. Raw data was transformed with a Procrustes fit and coordinate covariance was analysed by principal components to establish breed- and sex-level differences...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925490/multi-detector-spiral-ct-diagnosis-of-common-bile-duct-ampullary-carcinoma
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D-Z Zhao, Y Guo, Y-P Sun, H-M Liu, Z Zhang, Q-L Ma, Y-S Wang, C-L Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this project was to study the imaging characteristics of multi-detector CT (MDCT) in different types of malignant tumor in the common bile duct ampulla. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined 30 cases of pancreatic head cancer, 35 of terminal cholangiocarcinoma, 26 of ampullary carcinoma, and 40 of benign lesions, all confirmed by pathology. We used 64-slice spiral CT plain scan and multi-phase enhanced scan with multi-planar reconstruction (MPR) and curved planar reconstruction (CPR) post-processing to obtain three-dimensional images...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922991/tissue-engineering-laboratory-models-of-the-small-intestine
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Rasha Hatem Dosh, Nicola Jordan-Mahy, Christopher Sammon, Christine Le Maitre
In recent years, three-dimensional (3D) cell culture models of the small intestine have gained much attention. These models support cell proliferation, migration, and differentiation, and encourage tissue organization which is not possible in two-dimensional (2D) culture systems. Furthermore, the use of a wide variety of cell culture scaffolds and support substrates have revealed considerable differences in cell behavior and tissue organization. These systems have been used in combination with intestinal stem cells, organoid units or human colonic adenocarcinoma cell lines such as Caco-2 and HT29-MTX to generate a number of in vitro and in vivo models of the intestine...
September 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921611/dendritic-spines-provide-cognitive-resilience-against-alzheimer-s-disease
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Benjamin D Boros, Kelsey M Greathouse, Erik G Gentry, Kendall A Curtis, Elizabeth L Birchall, Marla Gearing, Jeremy H Herskowitz
OBJECTIVE: Neuroimaging and other biomarker assays suggest that the pathological processes of Alzheimer's disease (AD) initiate years prior to clinical dementia onset. However some 30%-50% of older individuals that harbor AD pathology do not become symptomatic in their lifetime. It is hypothesized that such individuals exhibit cognitive resilience that protects against AD dementia. We hypothesized that in cases with AD pathology structural changes in dendritic spines would distinguish individuals that had or did not have clinical dementia...
September 16, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920625/simultaneous-modulation-of-surface-composition-oxygen-vacancies-and-assembly-in-hierarchical-co3o4-mesoporous-nanostructures-for-lithium-storage-and-electrocatalytic-oxygen-evolution
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Hongyu Sun, Yanyan Zhao, Kristian Mølhave, Minwei Zhang, Jingdong Zhang
We developed a facile solution reductive method to simultaneously tune the surface composition, oxygen vacancies and three dimensional assembly in Co3O4 hierarchical nanostructures. The controllable surface composition, oxygen vacancies together with hierarchical micro/nanoarchitectures resulted in superior electrochemical properties when used as the anode materials for lithium-ion batteries and as an electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction. The excellent electrochemical performance is attributed to the synergistic effects of novel hierarchical morphology, crystal structure of the active materials, the improvement of intrinsic conductivity and inner surface area induced by the oxygen vacancies...
September 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919648/optical-imaging-of-large-gyroid-grains-in-block-copolymer-templates-by-confined-crystallization
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Raphael Dehmel, James A Dolan, Yibei Gu, Ulrich Wiesner, Timothy D Wilkinson, Jeremy J Baumberg, Ullrich Steiner, Bodo D Wilts, Ilja Gunkel
Block copolymer (BCP) self-assembly is a promising route to manufacture functional nanomaterials for applications from nanolithography to optical metamaterials. Self-assembled cubic morphologies cannot, however, be conveniently optically characterized in the lab due to their structural isotropy. Here, the aligned crystallization behavior of a semicrystalline-amorphous polyisoprene-b-polystyrene-b-poly(ethylene oxide) (ISO) triblock terpolymer was utilized to visualize the grain structure of the cubic microphase-separated morphology...
August 22, 2017: Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916912/morphological-changes-in-tibial-tunnels-after-anatomic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-hamstring-tendon-graft
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Tomoki Ohori, Tatsuo Mae, Konsei Shino, Yuta Tachibana, Kazuomi Sugamoto, Hideki Yoshikawa, Ken Nakata
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional (3D) reconstructed computed tomography (CT) is crucial for the reliable and accurate evaluation of tunnel enlargement after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the tibial tunnel enlargement at the tunnel aperture and inside the tunnel and to clarify the morphological change at the tunnel footprint 1 year after the anatomic triple-bundle (ATB) ACL reconstruction using 3D CT models. METHODS: Eighteen patients with unilateral ACL rupture were evaluated...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916873/effects-of-methotrexate-on-the-quality-of-oocyte-maturation-in-vitro
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N Tian, J Yu, Sh Zhang, W Y Ma, T Wang, Y M Wang
Methotrexate (MTX), an antifolate drug, is widely used for clinical treatment of malignancies and ectopic pregnancy. Many studies have documented that MTX has strong side-effects on rapidly dividing somatic cells. However, its side-effects on female reproductive cells have not been widely reported. Combined with in vitro culture, two-photon fluorescence imaging and three-dimensional reconstruction, this study analyzed the effects of MTX on oocyte maturation time, chromosome arrangement, karyotype, spindle morphology, and the localization of microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs)...
September 15, 2017: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916411/3d-fusion-of-coronary-ct-angiography-and-ct-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-intuitive-assessment-of-morphology-and-function
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Jochen von Spiczak, Robert Manka, Manoj Mannil, Sabrina Oebel, Sandra Hamada, Kai Higashigaito, Ernst Klotz, Frank Ruschitzka, Hatem Alkadhi
BACKGROUND: The objective of this work was to support three-dimensional fusion of coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA) and CT myocardial perfusion (CT-Perf) data visualizing coronary artery stenoses and corresponding stress-induced myocardial perfusion deficits for diagnostics of coronary artery disease. METHODS: Twelve patients undergoing coronary CTA/CT-Perf after heart transplantation were included (56 ± 12 years, all males). CT image quality was rated. Coronary diameter stenoses >50% were documented for coronary CTA...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
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