Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2017 Apr 3;25(4):1132-1139. Epub 2017 Mar 3.
Institute of Orthopedic Research and Biomechanics, Trauma Research Center, University of Ulm-Medical Center, Helmholtzstraße 14, 89081, Ulm, Germany.
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Postgrad Med 2018 Aug 26;130(6):561-567. Epub 2018 Jul 26.
a Geriatric Education and Research Institute , Singapore.
Objectives: We investigated whether there was a higher prevalence of cognitive impairment (CI) and/or physical frailty (PF) in persons with diabetes compared to their non-diabetic counterparts, and the individual and combined impact of CI and PF on functional and mortality outcomes among diabetic older persons.
Method: Community-living diabetic and non-diabetic participants (N = 2696) aged 55 and above were assessed on CI (MMSE) and PF (CHS criteria) status. Among 486 diabetic persons, we estimated the odds ratio and 95% confidence intervals (OR, 95% CI) of association of CI and/or PF with prevalent IADL and ADL disability and mortality from 11 years of follow up. Read More
Surg Radiol Anat 2018 Jan 23;40(1):99-107. Epub 2017 Aug 23.
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, 35100, Izmir, Turkey.
Background: Rapid development of anesthetic techniques of thoracic paravertebral block required to redefine anatomical landmarks of the inferior lumbar (Petit) triangle (ILT). Anesthesiologists are mainly interested in the ILT to perform the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block. The aim of this study was to provide comprehensive information of the ILT to improve the success of TAP block. Read More
Front Microbiol 2017 9;8:815. Epub 2017 May 9.
Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology, University of the Free StateBloemfontein, South Africa.
The management of cryptococcal infections is often difficult. This can, in part, be attributed to the fungistatic nature of fluconazole, which may result in cells disseminating to give rise to pathogen-emergent psychosis following brain inflammation. This chance at treatment failure has necessitated the current study wherein the antimicrobial quality of anti-psychotic drugs viz. Read More
Int J Biol Macromol 2016 Nov 6;92:1136-1150. Epub 2016 Aug 6.
Department of Chemistry, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla -171005, India.
Radiation treatment of chitosan, gelatin, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and polyacrylamide [poly(AAm)] will form the sterile hydrogel wound dressings which can mimic the artificial skin function in wound therapy. These polymers have been characterized by cryo-scanning electron micrographs (cryo-SEMs), atomic force microscopy (AFM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and C solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and swelling studies. Some important properties of hydrogel wound dressings like drug delivery, blood compatibility, wound fluid absorption, antioxidant activity, oxygen permeability, water vapour permeability, microbial penetration, mucoadhesion and mechanical properties have also been determined. Read More
J Hazard Mater 2009 Dec 25;172(2-3):839-46. Epub 2009 Jul 25.
Department of Botanical & Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005, India.
The present study envisages the performance of a laboratory scale electrocoagulation system for the removal of Cr(VI) from 100 mg l(-1) solution using Al-Al electrodes with an effective surface area of 100 cm(2), and placed 15 mm apart. The interaction between voltage x time, and amperage x time best explained the Cr(VI) reduction efficiency with the coefficient of determination (R(2)) being 0.8873 and 0. Read More