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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535600/new-approach-to-resolve-the-humidity-problem-in-voc-determination-in-outdoor-air-samples-using-solid-adsorbent-tubes-followed-by-td-gc-ms
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Alba Maceira, Laura Vallecillos, Francesc Borrull, Rosa Maria Marcé
This study describes the humidity effect in the sampling process by adsorbent tubes followed by thermal desorption and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (TD-GC-MS) for the determination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air samples and evaluates possible solutions to this problem. Two multi-sorbent bed tubes, Tenax TA/Carbograph 1TD and Carbotrap B/Carbopack X/Carboxen 569, were tested in order to evaluate their behaviour in the presence of environmental humidity. Humidity problems were demonstrated with carbon-based tubes, while Tenax-based tubes did not display any influence...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535438/determination-of-edoxaban-equivalent-concentrations-in-human-plasma-by-an-automated-anti-factor-xa-chromogenic-assay
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Ling He, Jarema Kochan, Min Lin, Alexander Vandell, Karen Brown, Francois Depasse
INTRODUCTION: This phase I, open-label, multiple-dose, two-treatment study assessed the relationship between edoxaban equivalent concentration derived from an anti-FXa assay with the summed concentration of edoxaban and its active metabolite, M-4, as assessed by liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). This study also assessed the relationship between edoxaban plasma concentrations assessed by LC/MS/MS in sodium citrate and lithium heparin tubes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy volunteers were randomized to receive once-daily edoxaban 60mg or 90mg for 5days (15 participants per treatment group)...
May 7, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535370/epithelial-patterning-morphogenesis-and-evolution-drosophila-eggshell-as-a-model
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Miriam Osterfield, Celeste A Berg, Stanislav Y Shvartsman
Understanding the mechanisms driving tissue and organ formation requires knowledge across scales. How do signaling pathways specify distinct tissue types? How does the patterning system control morphogenesis? How do these processes evolve? The Drosophila egg chamber, where EGF and BMP signaling intersect to specify unique cell types that construct epithelial tubes for specialized eggshell structures, has provided a tractable system to ask these questions. Work there has elucidated connections between scales of development, including across evolutionary scales, and fostered the development of quantitative modeling tools...
May 22, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535362/tympanostomy-tube-placement-vs-medical-management-for-recurrent-acute-otitis-media-in-tricare-insured-children
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Nikhila Raol, Meesha Sharma, Emily F Boss, Wei Jiang, John W Scott, Peter Learn, Joel S Weissman
Objective To compare number of infections and health care utilization in children insured by TRICARE with recurrent acute otitis media (RAOM) managed surgically with tympanostomy tube (TT) placement compared with those managed medically. Study Design Retrospective matched cohort study. Setting TRICARE claims database from 2006 to 2010. Subjects and Methods We matched TRICARE beneficiaries ≤5 years of age diagnosed with RAOM who underwent TT placement with those managed medically using 1:1 coarsened-exact matching on age, sex, race, sponsor rank, and region...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535154/randomised-controlled-trial-of-early-prophylactic-feeding-vs-standard-care-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Teresa E Brown, Merrilyn D Banks, Brett G M Hughes, Charles Y Lin, Lizbeth M Kenny, Judith D Bauer
BACKGROUND: Weight loss remains significant in patients with head and neck cancer, despite prophylactic gastrostomy and intensive dietary counseling. The aim of this study was to improve outcomes utilising an early nutrition intervention. METHODS: Patients with head and neck cancer at a tertiary hospital in Australia referred for prophylactic gastrostomy prior to curative intent treatment were eligible for this single centre randomised controlled trial. Exclusions included severe malnutrition or dysphagia...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534996/ginsenoside-rd-regulates-the-akt-mtor-p70s6k-signaling-cascade-and-suppresses-angiogenesis-and-breast-tumor-growth
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Eryun Zhang, Hailian Shi, Li Yang, Xiaojun Wu, Zhengtao Wang
Blockade of angiogenesis is an important approach for cancer treatment and prevention. In the present study, we investigated the effect of ginsenoside Rd (Rd) on angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. Our results demonstrated that Rd inhibited vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced migration, tube formation and proliferation of primary cultured human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) dose‑dependently. Furthermore, Rd abrogated VEGF-induced sprouting of the vessels from aortic rings, and inhibited vascular formation in the Matrigel plug assay in vivo...
May 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534977/runx3-modulates-hypoxia-induced-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-human-cardiac-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Yanhua Liu, Jin Zou, Bingong Li, Yuqin Wang, Delong Wang, Yanqin Hao, Xuan Ke, Xingxing Li
Endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) is an essential mechanism in the cardiovascular system, for both cardiovascular development and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Recent studies indicate that runt-related transcription factor 3 (RUNX3) contributes to EndMT and endothelial cell dysfunction. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unknown. The present study was designed to investigate the role of RUNX3 in EndMT and endothelial cell function, and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanism...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534941/two-natural-eudesmane-type-sesquiterpenes-from-laggera-alata-inhibit-angiogenesis-and-suppress-breast-cancer-cell-migration-through-vegf-and-angiopoietin-2-mediated-signaling-pathways
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Ning Liang, Yaolan Li, Hau Yin Chung
Eudesmane-type sesquiterpenes are natural sesquiterpenes with anti-inflammatory properties, but their anti-angiogenic activities are not known. The present study demonstrated that 5α-hydroxycostic acid and hydroxyisocostic acid, two eudesmane-type sesquiterpenes (ETSs), isolated from the herb Laggera alata, possessed anti-angiogenic effects. Under non-toxic dosage, ETSs suppressed VEGF‑induced proliferation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and vessel formation in zebrafish embryos. Moreover, ETSs inhibited VEGF-stimulated HUVEC migration, stress fibers and tube formation...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534730/big-stimulus-little-ears-safety-in-administering-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-in-children
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Megan L A Thomas, Denis Fitzpatrick, Ryan McCreery, Kristen L Janky
BACKGROUND: Cervical and ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) have become common clinical vestibular assessments. However, VEMP testing requires high intensity stimuli, raising concerns regarding safety with children, where sound pressure levels may be higher due to their smaller ear canal volumes. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to estimate the range of peak-to-peak equivalent sound pressure levels (peSPLs) in child and adult ears in response to high intensity stimuli (i...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534016/analysis-of-surgeries-performed-after-hysteroscopic-sterilization-as-tabulated-from-3-803-essure-patient-experiences
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E Scott Sills, Xiang Li, Samuel H Wood, Christopher A Jones
OBJECTIVE: Although previous research has suggested that risk for reoperation among hysteroscopic sterilization (HS) patients is more than ten times higher than for patients undergoing standard laparoscopic tubal ligation, little has been reported about these subsequent procedures. METHODS: This descriptive cohort study used a confidential online questionnaire to gather data from women (n=3,803) who volunteered information on HS followed by device removal surgery performed due to new symptoms developing after Essure placement...
May 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533938/radionuclide-bone-scan-spect-ct-lowering-the-dose-of-ct-significantly-reduces-radiation-dose-without-impacting-ct-image-quality
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Sandeep Kumar Gupta, Scott Trethewey, Bree Brooker, Natalie Rutherford, Jenny Diffey, Suresh Viswanathan, John Attia
The CT component of SPECT-CT is required for attenuation correction and anatomical localization of the uptake on SPECT but there is no guideline about the optimal CT acquisition parameters. In our department, a standard CT acquisition protocol was changed in 2013 to give lower radiation dose to the patient. In this study, we retrospectively compared the effects on patient dose as well as the CT image quality with current versus older CT protocols. Ninety nine consecutive patients [n=51 Standard dose 'old' protocol (SDP); n=48 lower dose 'new' protocol (LDP)] with lumbar spine SPECT-CT for bone scan were examined...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533804/the-use-of-trans-applicator-intracavitary-ultrasonography-in-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer-phantom-study-of-a-novel-approach-to-3d-image-guided-brachytherapy
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Tomoaki Tamaki, Kazunori Miyaura, Toshihiro Murakami, Yu Kumazaki, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Takashi Nakano, Shingo Kato
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of applying trans-applicator intracavitary ultrasonography to image-guided brachytherapy for cervical cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For this experiment, a phantom was created and included a polyethylene tube, intended to simulate a tandem applicator, which was inserted into chicken meat and embedded in agar, along with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-compatible ovoid applicators. Three-dimensional images of the phantom were obtained using computed tomography (CT), MRI (T2-weighted), and intracavitary ultrasonography sectional images acquired at 1 mm slice intervals...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533197/incomplete-antibodies-may-reduce-abo-cross-match-incompatibility-a-pilot-study
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Mehmet Özen, Soner Yılmaz, Tülin Özkan, Yeşim Özer, Aliye Aysel Pekel, Asuman Sunguroğlu, Günhan Gürman, Önder Arslan
OBJECTIVE: Any erythrocyte transfusion among humans having type A or B blood groups is impossible due to antibodies causing fatal transfusion complications. A cross-match test is performed to prevent immune transfusion complications before transfusion. Our hypothesis is that the Fragment antibody (Fab) part of antibody (incomplete antibody) may be used to prevent an immune stimulus related to complete antibody. Therefore, we designed a pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of these incomplete antibodies with using cross-match tests...
May 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532720/the-dietary-composition-of-women-who-delivered-preterm-and-full-term-infants
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Wioletta Waksmańska, Rafał Bobiński, Izabela Ulman-Włodarz, Anna Pielesz, Monika Mikulska
OBJECTIVES: Literature data show that excess and primary deficiency in particular nutrients, vitamins and minerals may lead to pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, hypertension and neural tube defects in the foetus. The aim of the study was to determine differences in average daily consumption of selected nutrients during pregnancy in women who did not supplement their diet and to evaluate the influence of dietary habits on the occurrence of pre-term delivery and hypertension in pregnant women...
June 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532600/population-attributable-fraction-of-tubal-factor-infertility-associated-with-chlamydia
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Rachel J Gorwitz, Harold C Wiesenfeld, Pai Lien Chen, Karen R Hammond, Karen A Sereday, Catherine L Haggerty, Robert E Johnson, John R Papp, Dmitry M Kissin, Tara C Henning, Edward W Hook, Michael P Steinkampf, Lauri E Markowitz, William M Geisler
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis infection is highly prevalent among young women in the United States. Prevention of long-term sequelae of infection, including tubal factor infertility, is a primary goal of chlamydia screening and treatment activities. However, the population attributable fraction of tubal factor infertility associated with chlamydia is unclear, and optimal measures for assessing tubal factor infertility and prior chlamydia in epidemiologic studies have not been established...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532537/-video-assisted-thoracoscope-versus-video-assisted-mini-thoracotomy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Bing Wang, Fang Lv, Liang Zhao, Minjun Du, Shugeng Gao
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to assess the effect of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and video-assisted mini-thoracotomy (VAMT) in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMbase, CNKI, VIP and ISI Web of Science to collect randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of VATS versus VAMT for NSCLC. Each database was searched from May 2006 to May 2016. Two reviewers independently assessed the quality of the included studies and extracted relevant data, using RevMan 5...
May 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532188/differential-amplification-of-marek-s-disease-cvi988-vaccine-and-of-wild-type-isolates-from-organs-of-commercial-chickens-using-single-or-duplexed-probes-in-real-time-pcr
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Irit Davidson, Amira Natour-Altoury, Israel Raibstein, Yaad Dahan
The DIVA test, based on the MDV pp38 gene was described by Baigent et al. (2016), using similar primers and alternate probes for virulent MDV-1 and the vaccine CVI988 virus. We now explored the assay applicability for commercial vaccines and for DNAs of commercial chickens, as former study employed tissue cultured prototype MDV strains and chicken tissue from experimental infection trials. DNA of chicken visceral organs and feathers of either vaccinated, or naturally-infected with virulent MDV-1 wild-type viruses was used for DIVA-PCR real-time PCR...
May 22, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532145/mini-photobioreactors-for-in-vivo-real-time-characterization-and-evolutionary-tuning-of-bacterial-optogenetic-circuit
#18
Hsinkai Wang, Ya-Tang Yang
The current standard protocols for characterizing the optogenetic circuit of bacterial cells using flow cytometry in light tubes and light exposure of culture plates are tedious, labor-intensive, and cumbersome. In this work, we engineer a bioreactor with working volume of ~10 mL for in vivo real-time optogenetic characterization of E. coli with a CcaS-CcaR light-sensing system. In the bioreactor, optical density measurements, reporter protein fluorescence detection, and light input stimuli are provided by four light-emitting diode sources and two photodetectors...
May 22, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531997/sustained-release-of-growth-hormone-and-sodium-nitrite-from-biomimetic-collagen-coating-immobilized-on-silicone-tubes-improves-endothelialization
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Nasim Salehi-Nik, Zahra Malaie-Balasi, Ghassem Amoabediny, Seyedeh Parnian Banikarimi, Behrouz Zandieh-Doulabi, Jenneke Klein-Nulend
Biocompatibility of biomedical devices can be improved by endothelialization of blood-contacting parts mimicking the vascular endothelium's function. Improved endothelialization might be obtained by using biomimetic coatings that allow local sustained release of biologically active molecules, e.g. anti-thrombotic and growth-inducing agents, from nanoliposomes. We aimed to test whether incorporation of growth-inducing nanoliposomal growth hormone (nGH) and anti-thrombotic nanoliposomal sodium nitrite (nNitrite) into collagen coating of silicone tubes enhances endothelialization by stimulating endothelial cell proliferation and inhibiting platelet adhesion...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531985/enhancement-of-electro-chemical-properties-of-tio2-nanotubes-for-biological-interfacing
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D Khudhair, H Amani Hamedani, J Gaburro, S Shafei, S Nahavandi, H Garmestani, A Bhatti
Micro/nano electrodes employing nanotubes has attracted paramount attention in recent years due to their inherent superior mechanical and structural properties. Electrical interfaces with different geometries and sizes have been developed as electrodes for measuring action potentials and investigating neural information processing in neural networks. In this work, we investigated the possibility of using TiO2 nanotube arrays that were grown using electrochemical anodization technique, as a micro/nano electrode for neural interfacing...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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