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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818532/myricetin-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-stability-assurance-from-system-preparation-to-site-of-action
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Dina M Gaber, Noha Nafee, Osama Y Abdallah
Myricetin - a natural flavonoid - has attracted a great interest due to its antioxidant and free-radical scavenging potential. However, its physicochemical instability critically impairs its dosage form design, evaluation and administration. In an attempt to protect from degradation, MYR was encapsulated into Gelucire-based solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs). The impact of medium pH, processing temperature and different additives on the drug degradation either in free or nanoencapsulated form was assessed. MYR stability was further monitored in essential biorelevant fluids...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817288/in-silico-modeling-approach-for-the-evaluation-of-gastrointestinal-dissolution-supersaturation-and-precipitation-of-posaconazole
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Bart Hens, Shriram M Pathak, Amitava Mitra, Nikunjkumar Patel, Bo Liu, Sanjaykumar Patel, Masoud Jamei, Joachim Brouwers, Patrick Augustijns, David B Turner
The aim of this study was to evaluate gastrointestinal (GI) dissolution, supersaturation, and precipitation of posaconazole, formulated as an acidified (pH 1.6) and neutral (pH 7.1) suspension. A physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling and simulation tool was applied to simulate GI and systemic concentration-time profiles of posaconazole which were directly compared with intraluminal and systemic data measured in humans. The Advanced Dissolution Absorption and Metabolism (ADAM) model of the Simcyp® Simulator correctly simulated incomplete gastric dissolution and saturated duodenal concentrations of posaconazole in the duodenal fluids following administration of the neutral suspension...
August 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815859/performance-of-mri-for-suspected-appendicitis-in-pediatric-patients-and-negative-appendectomy-rate-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jeong Rye Kim, Chong Hyun Suh, Hee Mang Yoon, Ah Young Jung, Jin Seong Lee, Jung Heon Kim, Jeong-Yong Lee, Young Ah Cho
PURPOSE: To evaluate in pediatric patients the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for suspected appendicitis and its negative appendectomy rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved diagnostic accuracy studies that used MRI for pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis. Various field strengths and sequences were used in each included study. The diagnostic accuracy of MRI in pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis and negative appendectomy rate were assessed...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814743/nutritional-status-and-the-influence-of-tv-consumption-on-female-body-size-ideals-in-populations-recently-exposed-to-the-media
#4
Jean-Luc Jucker, Tracey Thornborrow, Ulrik Beierholm, D Michael Burt, Robert A Barton, Elizabeth H Evans, Mark A Jamieson, Martin J Tovée, Lynda G Boothroyd
Television consumption influences perceptions of attractive female body size. However, cross-cultural research examining media influence on body ideals is typically confounded by differences in the availability of reliable and diverse foodstuffs. 112 participants were recruited from 3 Nicaraguan villages that differed in television consumption and nutritional status, such that the contribution of both factors could be revealed. Participants completed a female figure preference task, reported their television consumption, and responded to several measures assessing nutritional status...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813437/a-systematic-review-of-the-relationship-between-internet-use-self-harm-and-suicidal-behaviour-in-young-people-the-good-the-bad-and-the-unknown
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Amanda Marchant, Keith Hawton, Ann Stewart, Paul Montgomery, Vinod Singaravelu, Keith Lloyd, Nicola Purdy, Kate Daine, Ann John
BACKGROUND: Research exploring internet use and self-harm is rapidly expanding amidst concerns regarding influences of on-line activities on self-harm and suicide, especially in young people. We aimed to systematically review evidence regarding the potential influence of the internet on self-harm/suicidal behaviour in young people. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review based on an electronic search for articles published between 01/01/2011 and 26/01/2015 across databases including Medline, Cochrane and PsychInfo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810224/simultaneous-leaching-of-arsenite-arsenate-selenite-and-selenate-and-their-migration-in-tunnel-excavated-sedimentary-rocks-i-column-experiments-under-intermittent-and-unsaturated-flow
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Carlito Baltazar Tabelin, Ryosuke Sasaki, Toshifumi Igarashi, Ilhwan Park, Shuichi Tamoto, Takahiko Arima, Mayumi Ito, Naoki Hiroyoshi
Rocks excavated in tunnel construction projects for roads and railways throughout Japan often leached out hazardous trace elements like arsenic (As) and selenium (Se) upon their exposure to the environment. In nature, the various oxyanionic species of As and Se not only coexist but also exhibit contrasting adsorption-desorption behaviors, so speciation is a crucial factor in their migration through natural geologic media. In this study, the leaching and transport of arsenite (As(III)), arsenate (As(V)), selenite (Se(IV)) and selenate (Se(VI)) in four tunnel-excavated rocks from the Cretaceous-Paleocene Yezo forearc basin were investigated using laboratory column experiments supplemented by batch leaching experiments...
July 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809582/iodixanol-versus-iopromide-at-coronary-ct-angiography-lumen-opacification-and-effect-on-heart-rhythm-the-randomized-isocor-trial
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Marisa M Lubbers, Marc Kock, André Niezen, Tjebbe Galema, Marcel Kofflard, Tobias Bruning, Henriette S Kooij, Hanneke van Valen, Marcel Dijkshoorn, Ronald Booij, Anthony Padmos, Alain Vogels, Ricardo P J Budde, Koen Nieman
Purpose To show that equal coronary lumen opacification can be achieved with iso- and low-osmolar contrast media when it is injected at the same iodine delivery rate with contemporary cardiac computed tomographic (CT) protocols and to investigate the cardiovascular effect of iso-osmolar contrast media and the image quality achieved. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval and written informed consent were obtained for the Effect of Iso-osmolar Contrast Medium on Coronary Opacification and Heart Rhythm in Coronary CT Angiography, or IsoCOR, trial...
August 15, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806208/systemic-hypotension-following-intravenous-administration-of-nonionic-contrast-medium-during-computed-tomography-iopromide-versus-iodixanol
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Gerlig Widmann, Reto Bale, Hanno Ulmer, Daniel Putzer, Peter Schullian, Franz-Josef Wiedermann, Wolfgang Lederer
BACKGROUND: In light of the increasing number of radiologic interventions performed under general anesthesia, the effects of contrast media (CM) on circulation and organ perfusion are of paramount importance. The objectives of this study were to systematically quantify effects on blood pressure, heart rate, and kidney function following intravenous administration of nonionic CM with normal and low osmolality. METHODS: In this controlled, double-blinded phase IV clinical trial, 40 consecutive patients were randomly assigned to receive repeated measures of either low-osmolar iopromide or iso-osmolar iodixanol...
August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803543/bodipy-based-dye-for-no-wash-live-cell-staining-and-imaging
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Alexey A Pakhomov, Igor E Deyev, Natalia M Ratnikova, Stepan P Chumakov, Veronika B Mironiuk, Yuriy N Kononevich, Aziz M Muzafarov, Vladimir I Martynov
In nonpolar solvents, hydrophobic organic fluorophores often show bright fluorescence, whereas in polar media, they usually suffer from aggregation-caused quenching (ACQ). Here, we harnessed this solvatochromic behavior of a 1,3,5,7-tetramethyl-BODIPY derivative for cell staining and applied it to live-cell imaging and flow cytometry. As opposed to commercially available dyes, this BODIPY derivative showed excellent contrast immediately after staining and did not require any wash-off.
August 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800951/evaluation-of-a-high-concentrated-contrast-media-injection-protocol-in-combination-with-low-tube-current-for-dose-reduction-in-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-a-randomized-two-center-prospective-study
#10
Yibo Sun, Yanqing Hua, Mingpeng Wang, Dingbiao Mao, Xiu Jin, Cheng Li, Kailei Shi, Jianrong Xu
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to prospectively evaluate the radiation dose reduction potential and image quality (IQ) of a high-concentration contrast media (HCCM) injection protocol in combination with a low tube current (mAs) in coronary computed tomography angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-one consecutive patients (mean age: 62 years; 34 females; body mass index: 18-31) were included and randomized-assigned into two groups. All computed tomography (CT) examinations were performed in two groups with the same tube voltage (100 kV), flow rate of contrast medium (5...
August 8, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800532/cell-cycle-arrest-mediated-by-cd-induced-dna-damage-in-arabidopsis-root-tips
#11
Weina Cui, Hetong Wang, Jie Song, Xia Cao, Hilary J Rogers, Dennis Francis, Chunyun Jia, Lizong Sun, Meifang Hou, Yuesuo Yang, Peidong Tai, Wan Liu
Accumulating evidence demonstrates that the aberrant expression of cell cycle regulation and DNA repair genes can result in abnormal cell proliferation and genomic instability in eukaryotic cells under different stresses. Herein, Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) seedlings were grown hydroponically on 0.5 × MS media containing cadmium (Cd) at 0-2.5mgL(-1) for 5d of treatment. Real time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis revealed that expression of DNA damage repair and cell cycle regulation genes, including BRCA1, MRE11, WEE1, CDKA;1 and PCNA1, showed an inverted U-shaped dose-response...
August 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799717/persistent-serum-creatinine-increase-following-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Carlo Briguori, Cristina Quintavalle, Francesca De Micco, Gabriella Visconti, Vito Di Palma, Giovanni Napolitano, Amelia Focaccio, Gerolama Condorelli
BACKGROUND: Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) may led to both a transient and a persistent serum creatinine (sCr) increase. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether serum cystatin C (sCyC) and urine and serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL, sNGAL) are useful in the early identification of persistent sCr increase following CI-AKI. METHODS: One hundred and eighteen patients who developed CI-AKI were included into the study...
August 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783494/degradation-of-polyvinyl-alcohol-pva-by-uv-chlorine-oxidation-radical-roles-influencing-factors-and-degradation-pathway
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Bei Ye, Yue Li, Zhuo Chen, Qian-Yuan Wu, Wen-Long Wang, Ting Wang, Hong-Ying Hu
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) is widely used in industry but is difficult to degrade. In this study, the synergistic effect of UV irradiation and chlorination on degradation of PVA was investigated. UV irradiation or chlorination alone did not degrade PVA. By contrast, UV/chlorine oxidation showed good efficiency for PVA degradation via generation of active free radicals, such as OH and Cl. The relative importance of these two free radicals in the oxidation process was evaluated, and it was shown that OH contributed more to PVA degradation than Cl did...
May 30, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782073/predictors-of-treatment-warranted-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-the-sundrop-cohort-influence-of-photographic-features
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Cassie A Ludwig, Margaret A Greven, Darius M Moshfeghi
PURPOSE: The Stanford University Network for the Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity (SUNDROP) initiative-an ongoing telemedicine-based initiative for in-hospital screening of high-risk infants for treatment-warranted ROP (TW-ROP)-has been shown to be a safe, reliable, and cost-effective supplement to the efforts of ROP specialists. We utilized data collected in the SUNDROP initiative to determine demographic (birth weight, sex, multiplicity), weight gain, and ocular imaging (media haze, peripapillary atrophy, fundus pigmentation) predictors of TW-ROP...
August 7, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781307/isolated-right-ventricular-stress-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Hitoshi Sumida, Kenji Morihisa, Kazuhiro Katahira, Seigo Sugiyama, Takuya Kishi, Shuichi Oshima
A 79-year-old woman was admitted with a left femoral neck fracture and she immediately developed circulatory shock. Echocardiography showed a markedly enlarged right ventricle (RV) with systolic ballooning of the mid-ventricular wall and preserved contractility of the apex. The left ventricular (LV) motion was normal. Multi-detector-row computed tomography showed severe congestion of the contrast media in the right atrium with no forward flow to RV, but no pulmonary embolism. She was successfully treated with percutaneous veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
August 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780078/atp-maintenance-via-two-types-of-atp-regulators-mitigates-pathological-phenotypes-in-mouse-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Masaki Nakano, Hiromi Imamura, Norio Sasaoka, Masamichi Yamamoto, Norihito Uemura, Toshiyuki Shudo, Tomohiro Fuchigami, Ryosuke Takahashi, Akira Kakizuka
Parkinson's disease is assumed to be caused by mitochondrial dysfunction in the affected dopaminergic neurons in the brain. We have recently created small chemicals, KUSs (Kyoto University Substances), which can reduce cellular ATP consumption. By contrast, agonistic ligands of ERRs (estrogen receptor-related receptors) are expected to raise cellular ATP levels via enhancing ATP production. Here, we show that esculetin functions as an ERR agonist, and its addition to culture media enhances glycolysis and mitochondrial respiration, leading to elevated cellular ATP levels...
August 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774741/histopathological-evaluation-and-redox-assessment-in-blood-and-kidney-tissues-in-a-rabbit-contrast-induced-nephrotoxicity-model
#17
Maria-Malvina Tsamouri, Maria Rapti, Paraskevi Kouka, Charitini Nepka, Konstantinos Tsarouhas, Anestis Soumelidis, George Koukoulis, Aristides Tsatsakis, Demetrios Kouretas, Christina Tsitsimpikou
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a leading cause of hospital-acquired acute kidney injury as a result of iodinated contrast-media use for diagnostic purposes. Pathophysiology remains unclear. In the present study iopromide was administered to New Zealand white rabbits without any prior intervention. Oxidative stress was assessed in blood and tissue level at three anatomical kidney areas (medullary, cortical, juxtamedullary). Histopathological evaluation was also performed. Serum creatinine and urea increased in the CIN groups over 25% at two hours after administration and returned to baseline at 48 h...
July 31, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774606/the-impact-of-iodinated-x-ray-contrast-agents-on-formation-and-toxicity-of-disinfection-by-products-in-drinking-water
#18
Clara H Jeong, Edward J Machek, Morteza Shakeri, Stephen E Duirk, Thomas A Ternes, Susan D Richardson, Elizabeth D Wagner, Michael J Plewa
The presence of iodinated X-ray contrast media (ICM) in source waters is of high concern to public health because of their potential to generate highly toxic disinfection by-products (DBPs). The objective of this study was to determine the impact of ICM in source waters and the type of disinfectant on the overall toxicity of DBP mixtures and to determine which ICM and reaction conditions give rise to toxic by-products. Source waters collected from Akron, OH were treated with five different ICMs, including iopamidol, iopromide, iohexol, diatrizoate and iomeprol, with or without chlorine or chloramine disinfection...
August 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774074/recording-characteristics-microstructure-and-crystallization-kinetics-of-ge-gecu-recording-film-used-for-write-once-blu-ray-disc
#19
Sin-Liang Ou, Feng-Min Lai, Wei-Kai Wang, Shih-Yung Huang, An-Cheng Sun, Ching-Ho Tien, Zhi-Jia Xu, Chin-Yen Yeh, Kuo-Sheng Kao
A Ge67Cu33 (16 nm) layer and a Ge (3 nm)/Ge67Cu33 (16 nm) bilayer were grown by sputtering at room temperature and used as the recording films for write-once blue laser media. In comparison to the crystallization temperature of Ge in a GeCu film (380.7 °C-405.1 °C), the crystallization temperature of Ge in a Ge/GeCu bilayer could be further decreased to 333.7 °C-382.8 °C. The activation energies of Ge crystallization were 3.51 eV ± 0.05 eV and 1.50 eV ± 0.04 eV for the GeCu and the Ge/GeCu films, respectively, indicating that the Ge/GeCu bilayer possesses a higher feasibility in high-speed optical recording applications...
November 23, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774026/microstructural-effects-of-sulphate-attack-in-sustainable-grouts-for-micropiles
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José Marcos Ortega Álvarez, María Dolores Esteban Pérez, Raúl Rubén Rodríguez Escribano, José Luís Pastor Navarro, Isidro Sánchez Martín
Nowadays, the use of micropiles has undergone a great development. In general, they are made with cement grout, reinforced with steel tubing. In Spain, these grouts are prepared using OPC, although the standards do not forbid the use of other cements, like sustainable ones. Micropiles are in contact with soils and groundwater, in which the presence of sulphates is common. Their deleterious effects firstly affect to the microstructure. Then, the aim of this research is to study the effects of sulphate attack in the microstructure of micropiles grouts, prepared with OPC, fly ash and slag commercial cements, compared to their behaviour when they are exposed to an optimum hardening condition...
November 8, 2016: Materials
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