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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332239/which-parameters-are-relevant-in-sagittal-balance-analysis-of-the-cervical-spine-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Fong Poh Ling, T Chevillotte, A Leglise, W Thompson, C Bouthors, Jean-Charles Le Huec
INTRODUCTION: Cervical spine is part of the spine with the most mobility in the sagittal plane. It is important for surgeons to have reliable, simple and reproducible parameters to analyse the cervical. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This study is a systematic review and a critique of current parameters to help improve the study of cervical spinal balance. We conducted a systematic search of PUBMED/MEDLINE for literature published since January 2014. Only studies written in English and containing abstracts were considered for inclusion...
January 13, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329750/women-and-the-experience-of-pain-and-opioid-use-disorder-a-literature-based-commentary
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Andrew L Koons, Marna Rayl Greenberg, Robert D Cannon, Gillian A Beauchamp
It is generally understood that pain experience and opioid abuse have relied on male-dominated models. However, sex and gender play a role in both pain experience and opioid use disorder. Using the previously validated Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Sex and Gender Specific Health PubMed Advanced Search Tool, the authors used pertinent literature to develop this literature-based commentary on sex and gender differences in pain experience and opioid use disorder. Women report their experience of pain more frequently, have increased rates of diagnoses related to pain, have increased pain sensitivity, and have a variable response to pain and analgesia...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329241/sino-austrian-high-tech-acupuncture-network-annual-report-2017
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EDITORIAL
Gerhard Litscher
The Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture Research Network was founded in 2005 and has been growing ever since. The network comprises many partners from China and is highly involved in research and education activities. This report introduces the network's activities in the year 2017.
January 12, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328194/subwavelength-wave-manipulation-in-a-thin-surface-wave-bandgap-crystal
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Zhen Gao, Zhuoyuan Wang, Baile Zhang
It has been recently reported that the unit cell of wire media metamaterials can be tailored locally to shape the flow of electromagnetic waves at deep-subwavelength scales [Nat. Phys.9, 55 (2013)NPAHAX1745-247310.1038/nphys2480]. However, such bulk structures have a thickness of at least the order of wavelength, thus hindering their applications in the on-chip compact plasmonic integrated circuits. Here, based upon a Sievenpiper "mushroom" array [IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech.47, 2059 (1999)IETMAB0018-948010...
January 1, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318554/evaluation-of-tumor-vasculature-using-a-syngeneic-tumor-model-in-wild-type-and-genetically-modified-mice
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Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Baena, Silvia Redondo-García, María Del Carmen Plaza-Calonge, Rubén Fernández-Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Manzaneque
The relevance of tumor vasculature has been extensively recognized, and it is still the focus of numerous lines of research for basic, translational, and clinical scientists. Indeed, the knowledge of some of its regulatory mechanisms has provoked the generation of ongoing cancer therapies. Within the context of the tumor microenvironment, the information that the analysis of the vasculature provides is very valuable, and it might reveal not just its quality and the response against a specific therapy but also its close relationship with neighboring stromal and tumor players...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317914/a-high-impact-intervention-for-a-high-impact-intervention-improving-documentation-of-peripheral-venous-access-insertion-in-theatre
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Kavita Upadhyaya, Heidy Hendra, Nick Wilson
The Department of Health's 'High Impact Intervention (HII) - Peripheral intravenous cannula care bundle' lists six actions to be performed at the time of peripheral intravenous cannulation. Audit of compliance to these requires documentation. We assessed documentation on the anaesthetic charts of 50 surgical patients. Purpose-made stickers were then placed on all anaesthetic charts. Re-assessment of a further 50 patients' charts demonstrated a significant improvement in documentation of the bundle post intervention (Fisher's exact test P < 0...
January 2018: Journal of Infection Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306816/-you-got-to-love-rosin-solventless-dabs-pure-clean-natural-medicine-exploring-twitter-data-on-emerging-trends-in-rosin-tech-marijuana-concentrates
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Francois R Lamy, Raminta Daniulaityte, Mussah Zatreh, Ramzi W Nahhas, Amit Sheth, Silvia S Martins, Edward W Boyer, Robert G Carlson
BACKGROUND: "Rosin tech" is an emerging solventless method consisting in applying moderate heat and constant pressure on marijuana flowers to prepare marijuana concentrates referred to as "rosin." This paper explores rosin concentrate-related Twitter data to describe tweet content and analyze differences in rosin-related tweeting across states with varying cannabis legal statuses. METHOD: English language tweets were collected between March 15, 2015 and April 17, 2017, using Twitter API...
December 27, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302786/intraoperative-changes-in-corneal-structure-during-excimer-laser-phototherapeutic-keratectomy-ptk-assessed-by-intraoperative-optical-coherence-tomography
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Sebastian Siebelmann, Jens Horstmann, Paula Scholz, Björn Bachmann, Mario Matthaei, Manuel Hermann, Claus Cursiefen
PURPOSE: Excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) is a safe treatment for superficial corneal opacities, e.g., in corneal dystrophies or degenerations. Nevertheless, no standardized treatment protocols are available and intraoperative monitoring was not possible, so far. Here we evaluate the potential benefits of the intraoperative assessment by microscope-integrated intraoperative optical coherence tomography (MI-OCT) of corneal optical properties during PTK. METHODS: Retrospective study of eight patients (one male, seven females; age range, 43-80 years, mean = 66...
January 4, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301304/the-development-evaluation-of-economic-zones-in-china
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Wei Liu, Hong-Bo Shi, Zhe Zhang, Sang-Bing Tsai, Yuming Zhai, Quan Chen, Jiangtao Wang
After the Chinese reform and opening up, the construction of economic zones, such as Special Economic Zones, Hi-tech Zones and Bonded Zones, has played an irreplaceable role in China's economic development. Currently, against the background of Chinese economic transition, research on development evaluation of economic zones has become popular and necessary. Similar research usually focuses on one specific field, and the methods that are used to evaluate it are simple. This research aims to analyse the development evaluation of zones by synthesis...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286304/natural-nanoparticles-a-particular-matter-inspired-by-nature
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REVIEW
Sharoon Griffin, Muhammad Irfan Masood, Muhammad Jawad Nasim, Muhammad Sarfraz, Azubuike Peter Ebokaiwe, Karl-Herbert Schäfer, Cornelia M Keck, Claus Jacob
During the last couple of decades, the rapidly advancing field of nanotechnology has produced a wide palette of nanomaterials, most of which are considered as "synthetic" and, among the wider public, are often met with a certain suspicion. Despite the technological sophistication behind many of these materials, "nano" does not always equate with "artificial". Indeed, nature itself is an excellent nanotechnologist. It provides us with a range of fine particles, from inorganic ash, soot, sulfur and mineral particles found in the air or in wells, to sulfur and selenium nanoparticles produced by many bacteria and yeasts...
December 29, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286146/immune-response-associated-gene-profiling-in-japanese-melanoma-patients-using-multi-omics-analysis
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Yasuto Akiyama, Yoshio Kiyohara, Shusuke Yoshikawa, Masaki Otsuka, Ryota Kondou, Chizu Nonomura, Haruo Miyata, Akira Iizuka, Tadashi Ashizawa, Keiichi Ohshima, Kenichi Urakami, Takeshi Nagashima, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Takashi Sugino, Ken Yamaguchi
Project High-tech Omics-based Patient Evaluation (HOPE), including comprehensive whole-exome sequencing (WES) and gene expression profiling (GEP) using freshly resected tumor specimens, has been in progress since its implementation in 2014. Among a total of 1,685 cancer patients, 13 melanoma patients were registered in the HOPE Project and were characterized using multi-omics analyses. Among the 13 melanoma patients, 4 were deceased, and 9 were alive. The mean overall survival (OS) and relapse‑free survival (RFS) times of the melanoma patients were 16...
December 21, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280383/engineering-of-%C3%AE-hydroxyl-esters-into-elastomer-nanoparticle-interface-towards-malleable-robust-and-reprocessable-vitrimer-composites
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Yingjun Liu, Zhenghai Tang, Yi Chen, Chengfeng Zhang, Baochun Guo
Rubbers are strategically important due to their indispensable applications in the daily life and high-tech fields. For their real-world applications, the covalent cross-linking, reinforcement, and malleability of rubbers are three important issues because they are closely related to the elasticity, mechanical properties and recycling of the rubber materials. Herein, we demonstrate a simple way to prepare covalently cross-linked yet recyclable, and robust elastomeric vitrimer composites by incorporating exchangeable β-hydroxyl ester bonds into elastomer-nanoparticle interface using epoxy group-functionalized silica (Esilica) as both cross-linker and reinforcement in carboxyl group-grafted styrene-butadiene rubber (CSBR)...
December 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273735/the-opposing-forces-of-shear-flow-and-sphingosine-1-phosphate-control-marginal-zone-b-cell-shuttling
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Kerry Tedford, Michael Steiner, Stanislav Koshutin, Karin Richter, Laura Tech, Yannik Eggers, Inga Jansing, Kerstin Schilling, Anja Erika Hauser, Mark Korthals, Klaus-Dieter Fischer
Splenic marginal zone B cells (MZB) shuttle between the blood-filled marginal zone for antigen collection and the follicle for antigen delivery. However, it is unclear how MZBs migrate directionally from the marginal zone to the follicle. Here, we show that murine MZBs migrate up shear flow via the LFA-1 (αLβ2) integrin ligand ICAM-1, but adhere or migrate down the flow via the VLA-4 integrin (α4β1) ligand VCAM-1. MZBs lacking Arhgef6 (Pak-interacting exchange factor (αPIX)) or functional LFA-1 are impaired in shuttling due to mislocalization toward the VCAM-1-rich red pulp...
December 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260394/validation-and-evaluation-of-measuring-methods-for-the-3d-documentation-of-external-injuries-in-the-field-of-forensic-medicine
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Ursula Buck, Kirsten Buße, Lorenzo Campana, Christian Schyma
Three-dimensional (3D) measurement techniques are gaining importance in many areas. The latest developments brought more cost-effective, user-friendly, and faster technologies onto the market. Which 3D techniques are suitable in the field of forensic medicine and what are their advantages and disadvantages? This wide-ranging study evaluated and validated various 3D measurement techniques for the forensic requirements. High-tech methods as well as low-budget systems have been tested and compared in terms of accuracy, ease of use, expenditure of time, mobility, cost, necessary knowhow, and their limitations...
December 19, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251263/4d-tracking-with-ultra-fast-silicon-detectors
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Hartmut F-W Sadrozinski, Abraham Seiden, Nicolò Cartiglia
The evolution of particle detectors has always pushed the technological limit in order to provide enabling technologies to researchers in all fields of science. One archetypal example is the evolution of silicon detectors, from a system with a few channels 30 years ago, to the tens of millions of independent pixels currently used to track charged particles in all major particle physics experiments. Nowadays, silicon detectors are ubiquitous not only in research laboratories but in almost every high-tech apparatus, from portable phones to hospitals...
December 18, 2017: Reports on Progress in Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247417/technology-acceptance-perception-for-promotion-of-sustainable-consumption
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Aindrila Biswas, Mousumi Roy
Economic growth in the past decades has resulted in change in consumption pattern and emergence of tech-savvy generation with unprecedented increase in the usage of social network technology. In this paper, the technology acceptance value gap adapted from the technology acceptance model has been applied as a tool supporting social network technology usage and subsequent promotion of sustainable consumption. The data generated through the use of structured questionnaires have been analyzed using structural equation modeling...
December 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233429/pharmacy-students-perceptions-of-the-usefulness-of-motivational-interviewing-and-the-use-of-mobile-health-applications-on-patient-counseling-in-the-future
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Justin K Owensby, Jan Kavookjian
INTRODUCTION: To explore student pharmacists' perceptions of 1) future patient counseling, 2) use of mobile health applications (mHealth apps), and 3) usefulness of motivational interviewing (MI) in patient encounters and potential app messaging. METHODS: A cross-sectional design with first and second year pharmacy students (n=315) at a multi-campus university after exposure to mHealth app and MI curricular content. A questionnaire assessed perceptions of 1) future patient counseling, 2) using apps for personal use and professional encounters, and 3) potential practicality and usefulness of MI principles/skills in apps messaging...
July 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232201/the-future-is-now-how-millennials-tech-and-a-chess-playing-computer-are-changing-orthodontics
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Leon Klempner, Amy Epstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthodontics: JCO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231701/programmable-and-shape-memorizing-information-carriers
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Wenbing Li, Yanju Liu, Jinsong Leng
Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are expected to play more and more important roles in space-deployable structures, smart actuators, and other high-tech areas. Nevertheless, because of the difficulties in fabrication and the programmability of temporary shape recovery, SMPs have not yet been widely applied in real fields. It is ideal to incorporate the different independent functional building blocks into a material. Herein, we designed a simple method to incorporate four functional building blocks: a neat epoxy-based shape memory (neat SMEP) resin, an SMEP composited with Fe3O4 (SMEP-Fe3O4), an SMEP composited with multiwalled carbon nanotubes, and an SMEP composited with p-aminodiphenylimide into a multicomposite, in which the four region surfaces could be programmed with different language code patterns according to a preset command by imprint lithography...
December 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231514/-development-of-non-traumatic-pain-acupuncture-moxibustion-apparatus-and-its-industrialization
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Qian Ran, Xingpeng Jiang
In order to alleviate the discomforts induced by the invasive manipulation of acupuncture, improve the acceptability of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy and promote the application of it in healthcare, the research team developed the non-traumatic-pain acupuncture-moxibustion apparatus for disease treatment and prevention as well as healthcare, such as crude herbal moxibustion plus cupping device (cupping device), the healthcare cloth for warming the governor vessel (healthcare cloth) and the governor vessel intelligent diagnosis apparatus (diagnosis apparatus)...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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