Ingested foreign bodies present imaging challenges

X-ray scans helped surgeons confirm the presence of an ingested fidget spinner...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI helps save baby who accidentally ingested ketamine ARRS: Metal fragments in veterans can make MRI dicey From coins to knives: Foreign bodies run the gamut Imaging finds items not on the menu for BBQ lovers Christmas ornaments can be a holiday hazard for toddlers
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Publication date: Available online 14 December 2018Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Sengan Megarajan, Siva Bala Subramaniyan, Sukanya Arul Prakash, Ravikanth Kamlekar, Veerappan AnbazhaganAbstractIn this paper, the self assembling properties of taurolipids were used to prepare stable copper nanoparticles (CuNPs), and demonstrated the ability of CuNPs to eradicate the biofilms formed by waterborne pathogens. The synthesized CuNPs display wine red color and exhibited surface plasmon resonance with a maximum at 590 nm. Transmission electron microscopy showed that the CuNPs are well-dispersed with spherical morpholog...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This study clarifies the low temperature brittle fracture behavior in the ferritic Fe-3 wt%Si steel consists of both cleavage and plastic deformation in the form of dislocation activities and twinning.
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: A - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2018Source: Materials Chemistry and PhysicsAuthor(s): A.M. Adam, A. El-Khouly, E. Lilov, Sh. Ebrahim, Y. Keshkh, M. Soliman, E.M. El Maghraby, V. Kovalyo, P. PetkovAbstractCrystalline thin films of Bi-Te-Se were deposited onto well cleaned glass substrates (BK7 type) by the vacuum thermal evaporation technique at a pressure of 10-3 Pa. Bulk samples were used as targets to evaporate the corresponding films. The internal microstructure of bulk samples and films were characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD). Identifications of the microstructure and the surface morphology of the ...
Source: Materials Chemistry and Physics - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Owen A. Williams, Yang An, Lori Beason-Held, Yuankai Huo, Luigi Ferrucci, Bennett A. Landman, Susan M. ResnickAbstractWhite matter microstructure can be measured with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). While increasing age is a predictor of white matter (WM) microstructure changes, roles of other possible modifiers, such as cardiovascular risk factors, APOE ε4 allele status and biological sex have not been clarified.We investigated 665 cognitively normal participants from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (age 50–95, 56.7% fe...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
This study examines the relationship between survival rates of Lactobacillus bulgaricus sp1.1 and water content/activities and identifies the injury sequence in cellular structures and constituents during spray drying. The results revealed that 90% bacterial cells were killed when the water content was
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: Food Hydrocolloids, Volume 90Author(s): Hejun Wu, Yanlin Lei, Rui Zhu, Maojie Zhao, Junyu Lu, Di Xiao, Chun Jiao, Zhiqing Zhang, Guanghui Shen, Shanshan LiAbstractBioactive edible packaging films were developed by incorporating different concentrations (5%, 10%, 15, and 20%) of tea polyphenol (TP) into the pomelo peel flour (PPF) in order to modify the functional properties of the films. The proximate chemical composition of PPF was firstly determined. The PPF based films were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), together w...
Source: Food Hydrocolloids - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: Food Hydrocolloids, Volume 90Author(s): Xiao-Min Li, Jie Zhu, Yi Pan, Ran Meng, Bao Zhang, Han-Qing ChenAbstractThe oil-in-water (O/W) Pickering emulsions stabilized by octenyl succinic anhydride (OSA) modified gliadin nanoparticles (OGNPs), which were prepared through a facile anti-solvent precipitation procedure and ultrasound treatment using gliadin powders, then modified by OSA, have been successfully fabricated. FT-IR result confirmed that the gliadin nanoparticles were modified by OSA. The mean size and three-phase contact angle of OGNPs were larger than those of gliadin nanoparticle...
Source: Food Hydrocolloids - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2019Source: Food Packaging and Shelf Life, Volume 19Author(s): Kaiser Mahmood, Hanisah Kamilah, Kumar Sudesh, Alias A. Karim, Fazilah AriffinAbstractFabrication of fish gelatin nanofilms was realized by electrospinning using low concentrations of acetic acid, malic acid and citric acid in water as binary, ternary and quaternary solvents. The study aims to explore more benign solvent for manufacturing electrospun nanofilms for food packaging application. Spinning dope properties, such as electrical conductivity, pH, surface tension, zeta potential, circular dichroism, and viscosity were measured to a...
Source: Food Packaging and Shelf Life - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
This study validates the proof of concept that the endonuclease domain of Arenavirus can be used as a target for anti-arena-viral drug discovery and that both diketo acids and N-hydroxyisoquinoline-1,3-diones can be considered further as potential metal-chelating pharmacophores.
Source: Antiviral Therapy - Category: Virology Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2019Source: Results in Physics, Volume 12Author(s): Omayma A. Elkady, Shimaa A. Abolkassem, Ayman H. Elsayed, Walaa A. Hussein, Khalid F.A. HusseinAbstractAn Al/Ni-SiC composite was prepared. Nickel at 10 wt% along with SiC particles was used as a reinforcement for the Al matrix. Two different techniques were used for the fabrication process: coating of SiC particles with nano-nickel particles via the electroless deposition technique and mechanical mixing of Ni and SiC powders. Ni –SiC powder at 5, 10 and 15 wt% was mixed with the Al matrix for 24 h and then compacted at 840 MPa. The s...
Source: Results in Physics - Category: Physics Source Type: research
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