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Three-photon imaging using defect-induced photoluminescence in biocompatible ZnO nanoparticles

Three-photon imaging using defect-induced photoluminescence in biocompatible ZnO nanoparticles Achyut J Raghavendra,1 Wren E Gregory,1 Tyler J Slonecki,2 Yongchang Dong,1 Indushekhar Persaud,3 Jared M Brown,3 Terri F Bruce,2 Ramakrishna Podila1,4 1Laboratory of Nano-Biophysics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson Nanomaterials Institute, Clemson University, Clemson, SC...

COMT Val 108/158 Met polymorphism and treatment response to aripiprazole in patients with acute schizophrenia

COMT Val 108/158 Met polymorphism and treatment response to aripiprazole in patients with acute schizophrenia Haruka Kaneko,1,2 Itaru Miura,1 Keiko Kanno-Nozaki,1 Sho Horikoshi,1 Mizuki Hino,1 Hirooki Yabe1 1Department of Neuropsychiatry, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Fukushima, Japan; 2Department of Neuropsychiatry, Hoshi General Hospital, Fukushima, Japan...

Adénocarcinome polymorphe de bas grade : une localisation labiale

Introduction : L’adénocarcinome polymorphe de bas grade (APBG) est une tumeur carcinomateuse épithéliale se développant principalement à partir des glandes salivaires du palais ou des lèvres. Observation : Nous rapportons le cas d’un APBG de la lèvre supérieure. Discussion : La faible spécificité clinique et le polymorphisme histologique de l’APBG rendent son diagnostic difficile...

Successful treatment of isolated bile leakage after hepatectomy combination therapy with percutaneous transhepatic portal embolization and bile duct ablation with ethanol: a case report

BackgroundBile leakage after hepatectomy still causes relatively serious problems, and some types of bile leakage are intractable.Case presentationWe report a case of postoperative isolated bile duct leakage managed successfully by combination therapy of percutaneous transhepatic portal vein embolization (PTPE) and bile duct ablation with ethanol. A 61-year-old man diagnosed with...

A 1.4 GHz radio continuum and polarization survey at medium Galactic latitudes - I. Observation and reduction technique

A radio continuum survey at medium Galactic latitudes with the Effelsberg 100-m telescope is being carried out at a centre frequency of 1.4 GHz in total power and linear polarization. Areas up to of Galactic latitude are now being observed at a sensitivity of 15 mK in total intensity and 8 mK in linear polarization with an angular resolution of . This paper describes the...

Elicitation of health state utilities associated with the mode of administration of drugs acting on the prostacyclin pathway in pulmonary arterial hypertension

Elicitation of health state utilities associated with the mode of administration of drugs acting on the prostacyclin pathway in pulmonary arterial hypertension Evan W Davies,1 Samuel Llewellyn,2 Amélie Beaudet,1 Charlotte E Kosmas,2 Wendy Gin-Sing,3 Helen A Doll2 1Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Allschwil, Switzerland; 2ICON plc, Abingdon, UK; 3Imperial College Healthcare NHS...

Satisfaction, preference and error occurrence of three dry powder inhalers as assessed by a cohort naïve to inhaler operation

Satisfaction, preference and error occurrence of three dry powder inhalers as assessed by a cohort naive to inhaler operation Kwun Nok Mimi Man,1,* Zhipeng Tian,1,* David Chi-Leung Lam,2 Jennifer Man Fan Wan,3 Kian Cheng Tan-Un1 1University of Hong Kong, School of Professional and Continuing Education, Hong Kong SAR, China; 2University of Hong Kong, Department of Medicine, Li Ka...

Methodology for Investigating the Mechanical Strength of Reforming Catalyst Beads

Reforming catalyst beads must exhibit strong resistance to the mechanical and thermal stresses they experience during their lifetime in a continuous regenerative catalytic unit. An inventory of the mechanical stresses, e. g. compressive, impact and shearing, is presented. It shows that a multitest approach must be designed in order to measure the particle strength and then...

Electroporation-enhanced transdermal diclofenac sodium delivery into the knee joint in a rat model of acute arthritis

Electroporation-enhanced transdermal diclofenac sodium delivery into the knee joint in a rat model of acute arthritis Petra Hartmann,1 Edina Butt,2 Ágnes Fehér,1 Ágnes Lilla Szilágyi,1 Kurszán Dávid Jász,1 Boglárka Balázs,3 Mónika Bakonyi,3 Szilvia Berkó,3 Gábor Erős,4 Mihály Boros,1 Gyöngyi Horváth,5 Endre Varga,2 Erzsébet Csányi3 1Institute of Surgical Research, University of...

Overexpressed CDR1as functions as an oncogene to promote the tumor progression via miR-7 in non-small-cell lung cancer

Overexpressed CDR1as functions as an oncogene to promote the tumor progression via miR-7 in non-small-cell lung cancer Xiaofei Zhang,1,* Danfen Yang,2,* Yaqiang Wei1 1Department of Oncology & The Division of Respiratory Medicine, Yan’an People’s Hospital, Yan’an City, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Medicine, The Division of Respiratory Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of...

CYP17 polymorphisms are associated with decreased risk of breast cancer in Chinese Han women: a case–control study

CYP17 polymorphisms are associated with decreased risk of breast cancer in Chinese Han women: a case-control study Pengtao Yang,1,* Meng Wang,1,* Tian Tian,1,* Yanjing Feng,2 Yi Zheng,1 Tielin Yang,3 Hongtao Li,4 Shuai Lin,1 Peng Xu,1 Yujiao Deng,1 Qian Hao,1 Na Li,1 Feng Guan,5 Zhijun Dai1 1Department of Oncology, Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an...

In situ fabrication of radiopaque microcapsules for oral delivery and real-time gastrointestinal tracking of Bifidobacterium

In situ fabrication of radiopaque microcapsules for oral delivery and real-time gastrointestinal tracking of Bifidobacterium Zhengzou Fang,1,* Rong Jiang,2,* Lirong Zhang,3,* Yunchao Wu,2 Xuefen Zhao,2 Lulu Zhao,2 Jiangang Li,4 Shengqiang Zou,1 Miaomiao Zhang,2 Fengyi Du1,2 1Department of Hepatosis, The Third Hospital of Zhenjiang Affiliated Jiangsu University, 2School of...

Percutaneous extraction of an embolized progesterone contraceptive implant from the pulmonary artery

Percutaneous extraction of an embolized progesterone contraceptive implant from the pulmonary artery Mohammed Majid Akhtar,1,2 Amit Bhan,2 Zhan Yun Lim,2 Mohammed Abid Akhtar,3 Neha Sekhri,2 Preeti Bharadwaj,4 Michael Mullen2 1Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University College London, London, UK; 2Department of Cardiology, Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital...

Hyperarousal and sleep reactivity in insomnia: current insights

Hyperarousal and sleep reactivity in insomnia: current insights David A Kalmbach,1 Andrea S Cuamatzi-Castelan,1 Christine V Tonnu,1 Kieulinh Michelle Tran,1 Jason R Anderson,2 Thomas Roth,1 Christopher L Drake1 1Thomas Roth Sleep Disorders and Research Center, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA; 2Department of Psychological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA...

Clinical efficacy of calcitonin compared to diclofenac sodium in chronic nonspecific low back pain with type I Modic changes: a retrospective study

Clinical efficacy of calcitonin compared to diclofenac sodium in chronic nonspecific low back pain with type I Modic changes: a retrospective study Jiaming Zhou,1,2 Tengshuai Li,1 Liandong Li,1 Yuan Xue1 1Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China; 2Graduate School, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin...

Development and validation of a predictive model to identify patients at risk of severe COPD exacerbations using administrative claims data

Development and validation of a predictive model to identify patients at risk of severe COPD exacerbations using administrative claim data Srinivas Annavarapu,1 Seth Goldfarb,1 Melissa Gelb,2 Chad Moretz,1 Andrew Renda,3 Shuchita Kaila2 1Comprehensive Health Insights, Louisville, KY, 2Boehringer Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT, 3Humana, Louisville, KY, USA Background: Patients with...

An overview of abuse-deterrent opioids and recommendations for practical patient care

An overview of abuse-deterrent opioids and recommendations for practical patient care Jeremy A Adler,1 Theresa Mallick-Searle2 1Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants, Encinitas, CA, USA; 2Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford Outpatient Medical Center, Redwood City, CA, USA Abstract: Despite advances in the treatment of severe intractable pain, opioids remain a critical and appropriate...

Optimizing the securement of epidural catheters: an in vitro trial

Optimizing the securement of epidural catheters: an in vitro trial Mohammed Hakim,1 Alexander B Froyshteter,2 Hina Walia,1 Dmitry Tumin,1,3 Giorgio Veneziano,1 Tarun Bhalla,1,4 Joseph D Tobias1,3,4 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA; 2Department of Anesthesiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA...

The role of histone lysine methyltransferase NSD3 in cancer

The role of histone lysine methyltransferase NSD3 in cancer Xu Han,1,* Lianhua Piao,2,* Qianfeng Zhuang,1 Xiaofeng Yuan,3 Zhiwei Liu,3 Xiaozhou He1 1Department of Urology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, 2Institute of Bioinformatics and Medical Engineering, Jiangsu University of Technology, 3Department of Orthopaedics, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow...

Barriers to acceptance and adherence to continuous positive airway pressure therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a report from Kermanshah province, western Iran

Barriers to acceptance and adherence to continuous positive airway pressure therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a report from Kermanshah province, western Iran Leeba Rezaie,1 David Phillips,2 Habibolah Khazaie1 1Sleep Disorders Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran; 2Department of Psychology, Eastern Michigan University...

Concurrent weekly single cisplatin vs triweekly cisplatin alone with radiotherapy for treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer: a meta-analysis

Concurrent weekly single cisplatin vs triweekly cisplatin alone with radiotherapy for treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer: a meta-analysis Jiahao Zhu,1,2,* Shengjun Ji,1,* Qunchao Hu,1 Qingqing Chen,1 Zhengcao Liu,1 Jinchang Wu,1 Ke Gu1 1Department of Radiation Oncology, The Affiliated Suzhou Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Suzhou, China; 2Department of Oncology...

Antimycobacterial susceptibility evaluation of rifampicin and isoniazid benz-hydrazone in biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv strain

Antimycobacterial susceptibility evaluation of rifampicin and isoniazid benz-hydrazone in biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv strain Sushruta S Hakkimane,1 Vishnu Prasad Shenoy,2 Santosh L Gaonkar,3 Indira Bairy,4 Bharath Raja Guru1,5 1Department of Biotechnology, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education...