6 research outputs found

    Au Nanospirals Transferred onto PDMS Film Exhibiting Circular Dichroism at Visible Wavelengths

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    We propose a thin, single-layered circular dichroic filter with Au nanospiral structures on a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) thin film that has strong circular dichroism at visible wavelengths. Au nanospiral structures with a diameter of 70 nm were fabricated by cryogenic glancing angle deposition on a substrate with a nanodot array template patterned with the block copolymer PS-PDMS. The Au nanospiral structures were transferred onto a transparent and flexible PDMS thin film to fabricate a thin, single-layered circular dichroic filter. The filter had a very large circular dichroism peak of −830 mdeg at 630 nm. The results show that the Au nanospiral structures transferred onto PDMS thin film exhibit large circular dichroism at visible wavelengths

    Frequent Onsets of Cellulitis in Lower Limbs with Lymphedema Following COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination

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    Four patients with secondary lower limb lymphedema developed cellulitis at their lymphedema lesion following COVID-19 mRNA vaccinations. They did not develop adverse effects at their vaccination site. All the patients were Japanese females aged <60 years. Three patients developed cellulitis following the first vaccination. The date of onset of cellulitis following the first vaccination varied from 0 to 21 days. Two received BNT162b2 mRNA vaccines and the others received mRNA-1273 vaccines. All the patients were treated with oral antibiotics and recovered. Two patients had repeated cellulitis. The patients with the repeated development of cellulitis could not perform good skincare. One patient had joint contractures in their lower limbs and could not reach her lymphedema lesions, and the other patient could not master the skincare. According to previous studies, the development of cellulitis following vaccination was rare. In this study, four patients aged <60 years developed cellulitis among the eight patients that regularly visited our hospital for rehabilitation for their lower limb lymphedema. In patients with lymphedema, prolonged inflammation may impair lymphatic functions and worsen edema. Therefore, at the time of vaccination, we should keep in mind the prevention and immediate management of cellulitis using intensive skincare and antibiotic treatment

    Frequent Onsets of Cellulitis in Lower Limbs with Lymphedema Following COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination

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    Four patients with secondary lower limb lymphedema developed cellulitis at their lymphedema lesion following COVID-19 mRNA vaccinations. They did not develop adverse effects at their vaccination site. All the patients were Japanese females aged <60 years. Three patients developed cellulitis following the first vaccination. The date of onset of cellulitis following the first vaccination varied from 0 to 21 days. Two received BNT162b2 mRNA vaccines and the others received mRNA-1273 vaccines. All the patients were treated with oral antibiotics and recovered. Two patients had repeated cellulitis. The patients with the repeated development of cellulitis could not perform good skincare. One patient had joint contractures in their lower limbs and could not reach her lymphedema lesions, and the other patient could not master the skincare. According to previous studies, the development of cellulitis following vaccination was rare. In this study, four patients aged <60 years developed cellulitis among the eight patients that regularly visited our hospital for rehabilitation for their lower limb lymphedema. In patients with lymphedema, prolonged inflammation may impair lymphatic functions and worsen edema. Therefore, at the time of vaccination, we should keep in mind the prevention and immediate management of cellulitis using intensive skincare and antibiotic treatment

    Micro Water Flow Measurement Using a Temperature-Compensated MEMS Piezoresistive Cantilever

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    In this study, we propose a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) force sensor for microflow measurements. The sensor is equipped with a flow sensing piezoresistive cantilever and a dummy piezoresistive cantilever, which acts as a temperature reference. Since the dummy cantilever is also in the form of a thin cantilever, the temperature environment of the dummy sensor is almost identical to that of the sensing cantilever. The temperature compensation effect was measured, and the piezoresistive cantilever was combined with a gasket jig to enable the direct implementation of the piezoresistive cantilever in a flow tube. The sensor device stably measured flow rates from 20 μL/s to 400 μL/s in a silicon tube with a 2-mm inner diameter without being disturbed by temperature fluctuations
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