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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332995/three-dimensional-dosimetric-validation-of-a-magnetic-resonance-guided-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-system
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Leith J Rankine, Stewart Mein, Bin Cai, Austen Curcuru, Titania Juang, Devin Miles, Sasa Mutic, Yuhe Wang, Mark Oldham, H Harold Li
PURPOSE: To validate the dosimetric accuracy of a commercially available magnetic resonance guided intensity modulated radiation therapy (MRgIMRT) system using a hybrid approach: 3-dimensional (3D) measurements and Monte Carlo calculations. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We used PRESAGE radiochromic plastic dosimeters with remote optical computed tomography readout to perform 3D high-resolution measurements, following a novel remote dosimetry protocol. We followed the intensity modulated radiation therapy commissioning recommendations of American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 119, adapted to incorporate 3D data...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328127/partial-tetrasomy-11q-resulting-from-an-intrachromosomal-triplication-of-a-22-mb-region-of-chromosome-11
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Mariana Kekis, Carol Deeg, Sayaka Hashimoto, Aimee McKinney, Linda Erdman, Cecelia Green-Geer, Christine Shuss, Scott Hickey, Caroline Astbury, Robert E Pyatt
Intrachromosomal triplications are complex chromosomal rearrangements which arise during meiosis or mitosis and lead to a tetrasomic dose of the affected genomic regions. We describe a female patient harboring an intrachromosomal triplication who presented to the Genetics clinic with dysmorphic features, including telecanthus, flat facial profile, and prognathism, short stature, widely spaced nipples, multiple allergy complaints, loose bowel movements, and mild speech delay. Microarray analysis showed a copy number gain of a 22...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324825/synthesis-of-%C3%AE-ca2p2o7-tb-3-to-gamma-radiation-detection-by-thermoluminescence
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REVIEW
J Roman-Lopez, I B Lozano, E Cruz-Zaragoza, J I Guzman Castañeda, J A I Díaz-Góngora
In this work, luminescent emissions of beta-calcium pyrophosphate doped with terbium ions (β-Ca2P2O7:Tb(3+)) were studied. The Ca2P2O7:Tb(3+) powders were prepared by precipitation and annealed at 900°C for 2h was applied on the powders to observe the beta phase. Radioluminescence measurements showed emission bands related with (5)D3 ((5)D4)→(7)FJ transitions of Tb(3+) ions. Three overlapped peaks at 126, 165 and 220°C were observed in thermoluminescence response. A linear TL dose-response in the range of 0...
March 6, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302115/arthroscopic-release-using-f-and-c-method-versus-conventional-open-release-method-in-the-treatment-of-gluteal-muscle-contracture-a-comparative-study
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Saroj Rai, Shengyang Jin, Chunqing Meng, Nabin Chaudhary, Nira Tamang, Xiaohong Wang, Xianzhe Liu, Hong Wang, Shuhua Yang
BACKGROUND: Gluteal muscle contracture (GMC), a debilitating disease, usually starts in early childhood after variable dose of injections around the buttock, if left untreated it worsens gradually and persists throughout the life. Because the disease mostly affects adolescents and adults, there is always an aesthetic concerns. Purposeof the study was to introduce the arthroscopic F and C method of GMC release, and to compare its clinical efficiency with conventional open surgery in terms of clinical outcome, rate of complications, patient's satisfactions, and recurrence...
March 16, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291474/the-development-of-a-probabilistic-dose-response-for-a-burn-injury-model
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Anthony Iyoho, Laurel Ng, Philemon Chan
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to augment a burn injury model, BURNSIM, with probabilistic dose-response risk curves. METHODS: To develop the dose-response, we drew on a considerable amount of historical porcine burn injury data collected by U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory in the 1970s. The experimental parameters of each usable data point served as inputs to BURNSIM to calculate the burn damage integral (i.e., the internal dose) for 4 severities (mild, intermediate, deep second- and third-degree burns)...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282113/metabolic-activity-based-assessment-of-antimicrobial-effects-by-d2o-labeled-single-cell-raman-microspectroscopy
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Yifan Tao, Yun Wang, Shi Huang, Pengfei Zhu, Wei E Huang, Jun-Qi Ling, Jian Xu
To combat the spread of antibiotic resistance, methods that quantitatively assess metabolism-inhibiting effects of drugs in a rapid and culture-independent manner are urgently needed. Here using four oral bacteria as models, we show that heavy water (D2O) based Single-cell Raman Microspectroscopy (D2O-Raman) can probe bacterial response to different drugs using the Raman shift at C-D (carbon-deuterium vibration) band in 2,040 to 2,300 cm-1 as a universal biomarker for metabolic activity at single bacterial cell resolution...
March 10, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281690/distinct-enhancement-of-sub-bandgap-photoresponse-through-intermediate-band-in-high-dose-implanted-znte-o-alloys
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Jing Li, Jiandong Ye, Fangfang Ren, Dongming Tang, Yi Yang, Kun Tang, Shulin Gu, Rong Zhang, Youdou Zheng
The demand for high efficiency intermediate band (IB) solar cells is driving efforts in producing high quality IB photovoltaic materials. Here, we demonstrate ZnTe:O highly mismatched alloys synthesized by high dose ion implantation and pulsed laser melting exhibiting optically active IB states and efficient sub-gap photoresponse, as well as investigate the effect of pulsed laser melting on the structural and optical recovery in detail. The structural evolution and vibrational dynamics indicates a significant structural recovery of ZnTe:O alloys by liquid phase epitaxy during pulsed laser melting process, but laser irradiation also aggravates the segregation of Te in ZnTe:O alloys...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238634/the-cumulative-effects-of-intravenous-antibiotic-treatments-on-hearing-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Angela C Garinis, Campbell P Cross, Priya Srikanth, Kelly Carroll, M Patrick Feeney, Douglas H Keefe, Lisa L Hunter, Daniel B Putterman, David M Cohen, Jeffrey A Gold, Peter S Steyger
BACKGROUND: Aminoglycosides (AGs) and glycopeptides are antibiotics essential for treating life-threatening respiratory infections in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The goal of this study was to examine the effects of cumulative intravenous (IV)-AG (amikacin and/or tobramycin) and/or glycopeptide (vancomycin) dosing on hearing status in patients with CF. METHODS: Hearing thresholds were measured from 0.25 to 16.0kHz, in 81 participants with CF. Participants were categorized into two groups: normal hearing in both ears (≤25dB HL for all frequency bands) or hearing loss (>25dB HL for any frequency band in either ear)...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230829/genetic-effects-in-children-exposed-in-prenatal-period-to-ionizing-radiation-after-the-chornobyl-nuclear-power-plant-accident
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Ye I Stepanova, V Yu Vdovenko, Zh A Misharina, V I Kolos, L P Mischenko
AIM: To study the genetic effects in children exposed to radiation in utero as a result of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant accident accounting the total radiation doses and equivalent radiation doses to the red bone marrow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Incidence of minor developmental anomalies was studied in children exposed to radiation in utero (study group) and in the control group (1144 subjects surveyed in total). Cytogenetic tests using the method of differential G-banding of chromosomes were conducted in 60 children of both study and control groups (10-12-year-olds) and repeatedly in 39 adolescents (15-17-year-olds)...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230822/disordered-redox-metabolism-of-brain-cells-in-rats-exposed-to-low-doses-of-ionizing-radiation-or-uhf-electromagnetic-radiation
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A P Burlaka, M O Druzhyna, A V Vovk, S М Lukin
AIM: To investigate the changes of redox-state of mammalian brain cells as the critical factor of initiation and formation of radiation damage of biological structures in setting of continuous exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation or fractionated ultra high frequency electromagnetic radiation (UHF EMR) at non-thermal levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The influence of low-intensity ionizing radiation was studied on outbred female rats kept for 1.5 years in the Chernobyl accident zone...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220863/engineering-botulinum-neurotoxin-c1-as-a-molecular-vehicle-for-intra-neuronal-drug-delivery
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Edwin J Vazquez-Cintron, Phillip H Beske, Luis Tenezaca, Bao Q Tran, Jonathan M Oyler, Elliot J Glotfelty, Christopher A Angeles, Aurelia Syngkon, Jean Mukherjee, Suzanne R Kalb, Philip A Band, Patrick M McNutt, Charles B Shoemaker, Konstantin Ichtchenko
Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) binds to and internalizes its light chain into presynaptic compartments with exquisite specificity. While the native toxin is extremely lethal, bioengineering of BoNT has the potential to eliminate toxicity without disrupting neuron-specific targeting, thereby creating a molecular vehicle capable of delivering therapeutic cargo into the neuronal cytosol. Building upon previous work, we have developed an atoxic derivative (ad) of BoNT/C1 through rationally designed amino acid substitutions in the metalloprotease domain of wild type (wt) BoNT/C1...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217089/differential-modulation-of-rhythmic-brain-activity-in-healthy-adults-by-a-t-type-calcium-channel-blocker-an-meg-study
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Kerry D Walton, Emeline L Maillet, John Garcia, Timothy Cardozo, Isaac Galatzer-Levy, Rodolfo R Llinás
1-octanol is a therapeutic candidate for disorders involving the abnormal activation of the T-type calcium current since it blocks this current specifically. Such disorders include essential tremor and a group of neurological and psychiatric disorders resulting from thalamocortical dysrhythmia (TCD). For example, clinically, the observable phenotype in essential tremor is the tremor itself. The differential diagnostic of TCD is not based only on clinical signs and symptoms. Rather, TCD incorporates an electromagnetic biomarker, the presence of abnormal thalamocortical low frequency brain oscillations...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212344/green-microwave-assisted-combustion-synthesis-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-with-citrullus-colocynthis-l-schrad-characterization-and-biomedical-applications
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Susan Azizi, Rosfarizan Mohamad, Mahnaz Mahdavi Shahri
In this paper, a green microwave-assisted combustion approach to synthesize ZnO-NPs using zinc nitrate and Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad (fruit, seed and pulp) extracts as bio-fuels is reported. The structure, optical, and colloidal properties of the synthesized ZnO-NP samples were studied. Results illustrate that the morphology and particle size of the ZnO samples are different and depend on the bio-fuel. The XRD results revealed that hexagonal wurtzite ZnO-NPs with mean particle size of 27-85 nm were produced by different bio-fuels...
February 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209661/non-topical-management-of-recalcitrant-paediatric-atopic-dermatitis
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Jin Ho Chong, Mark Jean Aan Koh
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic, pruritic skin disease in children. As the incidence of AD increases, especially in high-income countries, paediatricians may see an increasing number of recalcitrant AD cases in their practice. Although these cases are principally managed by paediatric dermatologists, it is important for paediatricians to be aware of the use and side effects of non-topical treatment like phototherapy and systemic agents as well as the evidence for alternative treatment, which caregivers may ask about...
February 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187403/green-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticle-for-the-selective-and-sensitive-colorimetric-detection-of-mercury-ii-ion
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Vijay Kumar, Devendra K Singh, Sweta Mohan, Daraksha Bano, Ravi Kumar Gundampati, Syed Hadi Hasan
An ecofriendly and zero cost approach has been developed for the photoinduced synthesis of more stable AgNPs using an aqueous extract of Murraya koenigii (AEM) as a reducing and stabilizing agent. The exposed reaction mixture of AEM and AgNO3 to sunlight turned dark brown which primarily confirmed the biosynthesis of AgNPs. The biosynthesis was monitored by UV-vis spectroscopy which exhibited a sharp SPR band at 430nm after 30min of sunlight exposure. The optimum conditions for biosynthesis of AgNPs were 30min of sunlight exposure, 2...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178814/formation-of-atomically-ordered-and-chemically-selective-si-o-ti-monolayer-on-si0-5ge0-5-110-for-a-mis-structure-via-h2o2-g-functionalization
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Sang Wook Park, Jong Youn Choi, Shariq Siddiqui, Bhagawan Sahu, Rohit Galatage, Naomi Yoshida, Jessica Kachian, Andrew C Kummel
Si0.5Ge0.5(110) surfaces were passivated and functionalized using atomic H, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and either tetrakis(dimethylamino)titanium (TDMAT) or titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) and studied in situ with multiple spectroscopic techniques. To passivate the dangling bonds, atomic H and H2O2(g) were utilized and scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS) demonstrated unpinning of the surface Fermi level. The H2O2(g) could also be used to functionalize the surface for metal atomic layer deposition. After subsequent TDMAT or TiCl4 dosing followed by a post-deposition annealing, scanning tunneling microscopy demonstrated that a thermally stable and well-ordered monolayer of TiOx was deposited on Si0...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174044/propylparaben-applied-after-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus-modifies-hippocampal-excitability-and-glutamate-release-in-rats
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César Emmanuel Santana-Gómez, Sandra Adela Orozco-Suárez, Alan Talevi, Luis Bruno-Blanch, Víctor Manuel Magdaleno-Madrigal, Rodrigo Fernández-Mas, Luisa Rocha
Propylparaben (PPB) induces cardioprotection after ischemia-reperfusion injury by inhibiting voltage-dependent Na(+) channels. The present study focuses on investigating whether the i.p. application of 178mg/kg PPB after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus (SE) reduces the acute and long-term consequences of seizure activity. Initially, we investigated the effects of a single administration of PPB after SE. Our results revealed that compared to rats receiving diazepam (DZP) plus vehicle after 2h of SE, animals receiving a single dose of PPB 1h after DZP injection presented 126% (p<0...
February 4, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168735/does-imiquimod-pretreatment-optimize-308-nm-excimer-laser-uvb-therapy-in-psoriasis-patients
#18
Joselin D Tacastacas, Patricia Oyetakin-White, David C Soler, Andrew Young, Sarah Groft, Kord Honda, Kevin D Cooper, Thomas S McCormick
Psoriasis continues to be a debilitating skin disease affecting 1-3% of the United States population. Although the effectiveness of several current biologic therapies have described this pathology as a IL-23, TNF-α and Th17-mediated disease, less invasive approaches are still in use and in need of refinement. One of these is the usage of narrow band-UVB (NB-UVB) therapy to deplete specifically intra-epidermal CD3(+) , CD4(+) and CD8(+) cells to clear psoriatic plaques. In order to improve NB-UVB therapy, we sought to determine whether skin pre-treatment with the TLR7 agonist imiquimod (IMQ) would help increase the efficiency of the former at resolving psoriatic plaques...
February 7, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141689/radiographic-assessment-of-guided-growth-the-correlation-between-screw-divergence-and-change-in-anatomic-alignment
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Kyle R Sweeney, Weilong J Shi, Michael B Gottschalk, Jason E Kappa, Robert W Bruce, Nicholas D Fletcher
BACKGROUND: Assessment of changes in anatomic alignment following guided growth traditionally utilizes full-length standing radiographs which subjects patients to larger radiation doses than does a single anteroposterior radiograph of the knee. In an effort to minimize radiation exposure, the present study sought to determine whether changes in screw divergence (SD) of the 2-hole tension band plate used for hemiepiphysiodesis reliably predicts change in alignment. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted involving all patients with genu varum or genu valgum treated with hemiepiphysiodesis at a single institution...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133388/high-energy-electron-irradiation-of-interstellar-carbonaceous-dust-analogs-cosmic-ray-effects-on-the-carriers-of-the-3-4-%C3%A2%C2%B5m-absorption-band
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Belén Maté, Germán Molpeceres, Miguel Jiménez-Redondo, Isabel Tanarro, Víctor J Herrero
The effects of cosmic rays on the carriers of the interstellar 3.4 μm absorption band have been investigated in the laboratory. This band is attributed to stretching vibrations of CH3 and CH2 in carbonaceous dust. It is widely observed in the diffuse interstellar medium (ISM), but disappears in dense clouds. Destruction of CH3 and CH2 by cosmic rays could become relevant in dense clouds, shielded from the external ultraviolet field. For the simulations, samples of hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H) have been irradiated with 5 keV electrons...
November 1, 2016: Astrophysical Journal
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