WHIPS and AHR limited capsular strain below the subfailure threshold but did not protect against potential facet joint compression injuries, which may occur during or after contact of the head with the head restraint.”
“To evaluate the accuracy of integrated FDG-PET/CT and tumor markers for the depiction of recurrent ovarian carcinoma.
Patients with pathologically proven ovarian cancer, who underwent cytoreductive surgery and 3-6 cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy, were included in this study. They all underwent a thorough physical examination, tumor marker determination, and FDG-PET/CT imaging. The sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and positive and negative predictive values for the
tumor detection with PET/CT versus different tumor markers were performed in relation to the results at histological BEZ235 order analysis after second-look surgery or clinical follow-up.
A total of 37 patients underwent FDG-PET/CT scans. Among them, 22 patients underwent exploratory laparotomy and 15 had Nepicastat in vivo diagnostic laparoscopy. Overall, 24 patients were documented to have ovarian cancer recurrence after second operation.
FDG-PET/CT had sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and positive and negative predictive values of 100, 85, 94, 92, and 100%, respectively.
Our study has shown that PET/CT is a sensitive tool to assist in the early identification and recurrent ovarian cancer, amenable to secondary cytoreduction.”
“The morphology changes and surface thermodynamics of blends of amylopectin (AP)poly(L-lactide) (PLA) were investigated over a wide range of temperatures and compositions using the inverse gas chromatography method. Twenty-five
solutes were selected such as alkanes, acetates, oxy, halogenated, and six-member ring families. They provided a variety of specific interactions with the blends’ surface. The morphology showed two regions, SNS-032 some others showed a de-polymerization above 130 degrees C. These zones enabled the estimation of T-g and T-m of AP, PLA, and the blends. Blending AP with PLA caused a decrease in AP’s T-g value due to the reduction of the degree of crystallinity of the blend. Exothermic values of x(23) were obtained indicating the compatibility of AP and PLA at all temperatures and weight fractions of APPLA. The miscibility was favored at 75%AP, only 25%AP-75%PLA composition influenced the degree of crystallinity. The dispersive component of the surface energy of the blends ranged from 16.09 mJ/m2 for the pure AP as high as 58.36 mJ/m2 at 110 degrees C when AP was mixed with PLA in a 50-50% ratio. The surface energy was at its highest value when the composition was 75% of AP, in good agreement with x(23) values. (c) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2012″
“Study Design. A case report.
Objective. A rare case of chronic C1-C2 dislocation with absence of odontoid process that underwent posterior C1-C2 arthrodesis using C1 hooks and C2 pedicle screws.
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