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Publication date: 15 October 2018Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids, Volume 268Author(s): Rezvan Ghasemi, Alireza Fazlali, Amir H. MohammadiAbstractIn this work, we have studied the effect of titanium (lV) oxide (TiO2) nanoparticles dispersed in an engine lubricant oil on its rheological behavior. In order to prepare this nanofluid, mechanical stirrer and ultrasonic bath were used. The nanoparticles were characterized using SEM, TEM and dynamic light scanning. The rheological behavior of the system was studied by a parallel plate rheometer. Then, oleic acid, as surfactant, was used to stabilize suspensions. Also, the eff...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2018Source: Journal de Mycologie MédicaleAuthor(s): A. Farzanegan, M. Roudbary, M. Falahati, M. Khoobi, E. Gholibegloo, S. Farahyar, P. Karimi, M. KhanmohammadiAbstractObjectiveCandidiasis is one of the most opportunistic fungal infections in immunocompromised patients. The emergence of multidrug-resistant Candida species necessitates the development of novel antifungal agents. Seeking to the discovery of natural antifungal agents, this study aimed to synthesize a novel formulated nanocomposite containing Indolicidin (IN), antimicrobial peptide, and Graphene oxide (GO), k...
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2018Source: Polymer TestingAuthor(s): Olivia de Andrade Raponi, Bárbara Righetti de Souza, Lorena Cristina Miranda Barbosa, Antonio Carlos Ancelotti JuniorAbstractThe use of thermoplastics in advanced composites has increased in recent years due to their recyclability and rapid processing. It is thus important to establish an appropriate thermal cycle processing method in order to achieve parts with high mechanical performance. Elium® thermoplastic resins from Arkema constitute an innovation in the composites processing field for their ability to adapt to thermoset in...
Source: Polymer Testing - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: Chinese Chemical Letters, Volume 29, Issue 9Author(s): Kan Zhang, Zhikun Shang, Jinyun Wang, Shuping Wu, Maiyong Zhu, Songjun LiAbstractIn this article, novel silver nanoparticles immobilized on macroporous polybenzoxazine nanocomposites (Ag-poly(BA-ddm)xmain) were prepared as catalysts for catalytic reduction reaction. For this purpose, a main-chain type benzoxazine was cured in dimethyl sulfoxide by thermally activated ring-opening polymerization at 180 °C for 2 days followed by the reduction of silver nitrate in homogeneous polybenzoxazine solution. The porous struct...
Source: Chinese Chemical Letters - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2018Source: Chemical Engineering JournalAuthor(s): Xu Zhao, Yundong Zhao, Zihang Liu, Ying Yang, Jiehe Sui, Hong-En Wang, Wei Cai, Guozhong CaoAbstractHybrid sodium ion capacitors (HSICs) can combine the merits of both high-energy density sodium ion batteries (SIBs) and high-power supercapacitors. Currently one of the main challenges in developing high-performance HSICs is the lack of suitable electrode material with superior Na-ion storage capability. In this work, a novel nanocomposite comprised of MoSe2 nanosheets decorated with SnO2 nanoparticles through interfacial Se-O bon...
Source: Chemical Engineering Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Authors: Xu Y, Yu S, Zhang L, Zheng J, Chen Y, Che Y Abstract Application value of iterative reconstruction with computed tomographic angiography (CTA) in the patients with intractable headache was investigated. One hundred and eighty patients with headache, who were admitted and treated in Cangzhou Central Hospital, were selected to undergo CTA scan. The patients were divided into group A, B and C according to different scanning conditions and data reconstruction techniques. In group A, the scanning parameters were 120 kV and 300 mA, and filtered back projection (FBP) algorithm was used for data reconstruction. In...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
This study compared the utility of plasma D-dimer levels for diagnosing PE with that of CTPA (gold standard). This was a retrospective analysis of 32 consecutive patients with suspected PE at the Affiliated Hospital of Yan'an University between OctoberC 2010 and March 2011. Blood was sampled before thrombolytic therapy was administered. D-dimer levels were measured using an automatic system. CTPA was used to diagnose PE and was performed within 48 h of blood sampling using a Siemens Somatom Sensation 64 computed tomography (CT) scanner. ROC curve analysis was performed to evaluate the diagnostic utility of D-dimer levels, ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
We report a rare case of giant periosteal osteoblastoma in the femur of a 21-year-old male. The patient presented with a painful, firm, non-tender mass in his left thigh. The pain was worse at night and was temporarily relieved with NSAIDS. He had no fevers, night sweats, or weight loss. The patient underwent preoperative radiological studies including plain radiographs, MRI, bone scan, and CT scan. An open biopsy was subsequently performed that was consistent with an aggressive, epithelioid osteoblastoma. Pathology demonstrated a neoplasm characterized by cohesive sheets of epithelioid osteoblasts, mixed with areas of con...
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2018Source: Computers in Human BehaviorAuthor(s): Hsin-Yi Wang, Leif Sigerson, Cecilia ChengAbstractA “digital native” is a member of the younger generation who grew up in the cyber age. Although earlier studies have focused on digital natives’ competence in information technology (IT) usage, their vulnerability to IT addiction has received scant attention. The overarching aim of this study was to investigate the hypothesized associations between digital nativity and four common types of IT addiction (i.e., Internet addiction, Internet gaming disorder, smartpho...
Source: Computers in Human Behavior - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAggressive endoscopic sinus surgery for maxillary sinuses incites an osteoneogenetic reaction that leads to auto-obliteration of the sinus and reduces sinus-related morbidity in children with cystic fibrosis. Through this osteoneogenesis, the sinus is transformed into a shallow cup that does not retain secretions and is easy to clear. It is our impression that this may lead to reduced morbidity and a decreased need for repeat maxillary sinus surgery.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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