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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679915/application-of-solar-photo-fenton-for-benzophenone-type-uv-filters-removal
#1
Henry Zúñiga-Benítez, Gustavo A Peñuela
Benzophenones (BPs) family is one of the most frequently used groups of UV-filters. However, it has been reported by different authors that this kind of chemical compounds could be associated with some endocrine disrupting activity, genotoxicity and reproductive toxicity. In addition, different studies have evidenced the presence of BPs in several environmental matrices, indicating that conventional technologies of water treatment are not able to remove them, which generates the necessity of evaluating new alternatives of remediation...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679914/a-multi-site-proof-of-concept-investigation-of-computerized-approach-avoidance-training-in-adolescent-cannabis-users
#2
Joanna Jacobus, Charles T Taylor, Kevin M Gray, Lindsay R Meredith, Anna M Porter, Irene Li, Norma Castro, Lindsay M Squeglia
BACKGROUND: Few effective treatment options exist for cannabis-using youth. This pilot study aimed to test Approach-Avoidance Training to reduce cannabis use with non-treatment-seeking adolescents. METHODS: Eighty cannabis-using non-treatment-seeking adolescents (average age 19) were recruited from San Diego, California and Charleston, South Carolina, and randomized to complete either six sessions of Cannabis Approach-Avoidance Task Training (CAAT-training) designed to reduce automatic approach biases for cannabis cues or CAAT-sham training...
April 11, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679855/rutin-and-rutin-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles-ameliorate-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-rats-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-inos-activation
#3
Anum Gul, Bimal Kunwar, Maryam Mazhar, Shaheen Faizi, Dania Ahmed, Muhammad Raza Shah, Shabana U Simjee
Numerous studies have suggested that nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) are important mediators of inflammatory response in human and animal models of arthritis. Besides, oxidative stress markers, nitric oxide (NO) and peroxide (PO) are also major contributors in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Over expression of these inflammatory mediators leads to the extracellular matrix degradation, and excessive cartilage and bone resorption, ultimately leading to the irreversible damage to joints...
April 18, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679770/easy-to-read-informed-consent-form-for-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-clinical-trials-results-from-bmt-ctn-1205-study
#4
Ryan Spellecy, Sergey Tarima, Ellen Denzen, Heather Moore, Sunil Abhyankar, Peter Dawson, Amy Foley, Iris Gersten, Mitchell Horwitz, Lensa Idossa, Steven Joffe, Naynesh Kamani, Roberta King, Aleksandr Lazaryan, Lawrence Morris, Mary M Horowitz, Navneet S Majhail
PURPOSE: Due to the complexity of hematopoietic cell transplant trial treatments, informed consent forms are often long and difficult to read. We evaluated a two-column easy-to-read informed consent (ETRIC) form that incorporates elements of health literacy and readability in participants and centers participating in Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) clinical trials. METHODS: In a randomized study, 198 adult patients from 25 centers potentially eligible to participate in four BMT CTN interventional trials were randomized to ETRIC or standard consent form for that trial...
April 18, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679738/the-auricular-cartilage-graft-used-as-interpositional-material-for-disc-replacement-after-failed-tmj-operative-arthroscopy
#5
Mario Fernando Muñoz-Guerra, Francisco José Rodríguez-Campo, Manuel Fernández-Domínguez
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the preoperative and 2-years postoperative clinical and radiological findings in a group of patients after temporomandibular joint discectomy and interpositional autogenous auricular cartilage graft. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The technique involved a disc removal, condylar remodeling and fixation of the graft to the fossa-eminence region. Preoperative and 2-years postoperative clinical findings and magnetic resonance features were evaluated in a group of 13 patients (fourteen joints)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679503/prosthetic-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-hypohidrotic-ectodermal-dysplasia-a-systematic-review
#6
REVIEW
Dagmar Schnabl, Ingrid Grunert, Matthias Schmuth, Ines Kapferer-Seebacher
BACKGROUND: Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) comprises a large group of inherited disorders of ectodermal structures, characterized by hypo-/anhidrosis, hypotrichosis and hypo-/oligo-/anodontia. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to systematically assess the spectrum of prosthodontic approaches with regard to the patients' age and to provide clinical implications for practicing dentists. METHODS: An electronic and manual search was conducted in four databases (Medline, LIVIVO, Cochrane Library, Web of Science Core Collection)...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679413/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-in-pediatric-patients
#7
Maria-Magdalena Balp, Karsten Weller, Veruska Carboni, Alexandra Chirilov, Charis Papavassilis, Thomas Severin, Haijun Tian, Torsten Zuberbier, Marcus Maurer
BACKGROUND: Data on the prevalence and disease management of chronic urticaria (CU) and chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) in the pediatric population are scarce. The present study assessed the prevalence of CU and CSU, and disease management among pediatric patients (0-17 years). METHODS: A physician-based online survey was conducted in 5 European countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, and Spain) assessing the annual diagnosed prevalence, disease characteristics and treatment patterns in the target population...
April 21, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679099/radiation-induced-carotid-artery-lesions
#8
REVIEW
Verónica Fernández-Alvarez, Fernando López, Carlos Suárez, Primoz Strojan, Avraham Eisbruch, Carl E Silver, William M Mendenhall, Johannes A Langendijk, Alessandra Rinaldo, Anne W M Lee, Jonathan J Beitler, Robert Smee, Javier Alvarez, Alfio Ferlito
PURPOSE: To review the current aspects of knowledge related to the risk of cerebrovascular events in patients receiving head and neck radiotherapy. METHODS: A literature search was performed in PubMed. Papers meeting selection criteria were reviewed. RESULTS: We provide an update on the problem by identifying key studies that have contributed to our current understanding of the epidemiology, radiologic features, pathogenesis, and treatment of the disease...
April 20, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679025/combining-electrical-stimulation-and-tissue-engineering-to-treat-large-bone-defects-in-a-rat-model
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Liudmila Leppik, Han Zhihua, Sahba Mobini, Vishnu Thottakkattumana Parameswaran, Maria Eischen-Loges, Andrei Slavici, Judith Helbing, Lukas Pindur, Karla M C Oliveira, Mit B Bhavsar, Lukasz Hudak, Dirk Henrich, John H Barker
Bone Tissue engineering (BTE) has recently been introduced as an alternative to conventional treatments for large non-healing bone defects. BTE approaches mimic autologous bone grafts, by combining cells, scaffold, and growth factors, and have the added benefit of being able to manipulate these constituents to optimize healing. Electrical stimulation (ES) has long been used to successfully treat non-healing fractures and has recently been shown to stimulate bone cells to migrate, proliferate, align, differentiate, and adhere to bio compatible scaffolds, all cell behaviors that could improve BTE treatment outcomes...
April 20, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678951/cyclooxygenase-1-and-2-play-contrasting-roles-in-listeria-stimulated-immunity
#10
Erin Theisen, Courtney E McDougal, Masako Nakanishi, David M Stevenson, Daniel Amador-Noguez, Daniel W Rosenberg, Laura J Knoll, John-Demian Sauer
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) inhibit cyclooxygenase (COX) activity and are commonly used for pain relief and fever reduction. NSAIDs are used following childhood vaccinations and cancer immunotherapies; however, how NSAIDs influence the development of immunity following these therapies is unknown. We hypothesized that NSAIDs would modulate the development of an immune response to Listeria monocytogenes -based immunotherapy. Treatment of mice with the nonspecific COX inhibitor indomethacin impaired the generation of cell-mediated immunity...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678840/micronuclei-induction-in-amniotic-fluid-cells-from-cyclophosphamide-treated-rats
#11
Karen Gomez-Mariscal, Belinda C Gómez-Meda, Ana L Zamora-Perez, María G Sánchez-Parada, Martha P Gallegos-Arreola, Guillermo M Zúñiga-González
The aim of the study was to determine if amniotic fluid cells of rats can be used to provide evidence of genotoxicity. In order to do that micronuclei formation was induced in rats during pregnancy after treatment with cyclophosphamide (CP), at different CP doses. On gestational day 19, we collected the amniotic fluid and determined the frequency of micronucleated cells (MNCs) from the offspring. Samples were centrifuged and placed on clean slides. The smears were observed with an epifluorescence microscope...
March 2018: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678734/polymeric-micelle-mediated-delivery-of-half-sandwich-ruthenium-ii-complexes-with-phosphanes-derived-from-fluoroloquinolones-for-lung-adenocarcinoma-treatment
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Przemysław Kołoczek, Agnieszka Skórska-Stania, Agnieszka Cierniak, Victor Sebastian, Urszula K Komarnicka, Michał Płotek, Agnieszka Kyzioł
Novel half-sandwich ruthenium(II) complexes with aminomethyl(diphenyl)phosphine derived from fluoroloquinolones (RuPCp, RuPSf, RuPLm, RuPNr) were being investigated as alternatives to well-established metal-based chemotherapeutics. All compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, selected spectroscopic methods (i.e., absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, ESI-MS, NMR, circular dichroizm), X-ray diffractometry, ICP-MS, and electrochemical techniques. To overcome low solubility, serious side effects connected with systemic cytotoxicity of ruthenium complexes, and acquiring the resistance of cancer cells, polymeric nanoformulations based on Pluronic P-123 micelles loaded with selected Ru(II) complexes were prepared and characterized...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678621/activation-of-the-non-canonical-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p52-pathway-in-vascular-endothelial-cells-by-rankl-elicits-pro-calcific-signalling-in-co-cultured-smooth-muscle-cells
#13
Emma Harper, Keith D Rochfort, Hannah Forde, Colin Davenport, Diarmuid Smith, Philip M Cummins
BACKGROUND: The intimal endothelium is known to condition the underlying medial smooth muscle cell (SMC) layer of the vessel wall, and is highly responsive to receptor-activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) and tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), pro-calcific and anti-calcific agents, respectively. In this paper, we tested the hypothesis that RANKL-induced activation of endothelial NF-κB signalling is essential for pro-calcific activation of the underlying SMCs...
April 17, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678531/-restructuring-of-medical-specialist-treatment-using-the-example-of-ambulatory-special-medical-care-asv-taking-a-critical-look-at-its-aims-and-implementation
#14
REVIEW
Robert Dengler, Manfred Cassens
With the GKV-VStG act in 2012, the former section 116b SGB V was transformed into ambulatory special medical care (ASV). This system comprises the diagnosis and therapy of rare or complex diseases which are difficult to treat, in need of a special qualification of doctors, an interdisciplinary cooperation and/or special facilities. For the first time, a uniform regulatory framework was established for the participation of office- as well as hospital-based doctors in ambulatory care. There is no planning of demand or licensed permission...
April 18, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678255/interaction-of-lumbricus-terrestris-with-macroscopic-polyethylene-and-biodegradable-plastic-mulch
#15
Liang Zhang, Henry Y Sintim, Andy I Bary, Douglas G Hayes, Larry C Wadsworth, Marife B Anunciado, Markus Flury
Polyethylene mulch films used in agriculture are a major source of plastic pollution in soils. Biodegradable plastics have been introduced as alternative to commonly-used polyethylene. Here we studied the interaction of earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris) with polyethylene and biodegradable plastic mulches. The objective was to assess whether earthworms would select between different types of mulches when foraging for food, and whether they drag macroscopic plastic mulch into the soil. Laboratory experiments were carried out with earthworms in Petri dishes and mesocosms...
April 17, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678205/management-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-by-cow-milk-in-resource-constraints-settings-experience-of-the-nutritional-centre-of-the-university-clinics-of-graben
#16
Mupenzi Mumbere, F Katsuva Mbahweka, B P Furaha Nzanzu
BACKGROUND: Severe acute malnutrition is defined as a weight for height z-score < - 3 standard deviation. Since 2000, joint efforts of the World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund allowed to standardize the management of acute malnutrition by improving outcome and preventing complications with the introduction of therapeutic milk and ready-to-use therapeutic foods. However, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, many health facilities face therapeutic milk shortage while managing severe acute malnutrition...
April 20, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678159/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-as-an-effective-and-safe-treatment-for-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Tao Zhang, Jing Sun, Weiping He, Huan Li, Junjie Piao, Huijun Xu, Xuezhang Duan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in patients with small hepatocellular carcinoma(sHCC) who were ineligible for surgery or ablation therapies. METHODS: From March 2011 to December 2012, 28 cases with sHCC which were ineligible or refused surgical resection, transplantation or local ablation were treated with CyberKnife SBRT. Median size of tumors was 2.1 cm (range:1.1-3.0 cm), a dose of 10-15Gy per faction was given over 3-6 consecutive days, resulting in a total dose of 35-60Gy...
April 20, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677769/effects-of-rapid-thermal-treatment-on-characteristics-of-magnetron-sputtered-nio-thin-films-for-supercapacitor-applications
#18
Seongha Oh, Yong Seob Park, Pil Ju Ko, Nam-Hoon Kim
Supercapacitors are promising energy storage devices due to their high power density, long cycling life, and short charging time. NiO is one of the alternative inorganic materials that could be used to replace the conventional RuO2 electrodes in these supercapacitors. In the present study, NiO thin film was prepared by radio frequency magnetron sputtering using a NiO alloy target. This process offeres several advantages such as the superior adhesion of the resulting thin films and the easy control of the deposition rate...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677486/s-marks-the-spot-linking-the-antioxidant-activity-of-n-acetyl-cysteine-to-h-2-s-and-sulfane-sulfur-species
#19
Matthew M Cerda, Michael D Pluth
N-Acetyl cysteine (NAC) is commonly used as an antioxidant and cytoprotectant, yet a broadly applicable mechanism of these activities has remained elusive. In this issue of Cell Chemical Biology, Ezeriņa et al. (2018) report an alternative mechanism for NAC cytoprotection and antioxidant activity by demonstrating that NAC treatment increases sulfane sulfur production via intermediate H2 S generation.
April 19, 2018: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677444/disassembly-of-hydrophobic-photosensitizer-by-bio-degradable-zeolitic-imidazolate-framework-8-for-photodynamic-cancer-therapy
#20
Dandan Xu, Yongqiang You, Fanyu Zeng, Yong Wang, Chunyan Liang, Huanhuan Feng, Xing Ma
Photodynamic therapy (PDT), an alternative to conventional cancer therapeutics, has gained increasingly attentions for its non-invasive advantages and simultaneously fluorescence imaging property. PDT is a tripartite process that functions in simultaneous presence of a photosensitizer (PS), light and available oxygen molecules. However, many highly efficient PSs are hydrophobic and easily self-aggregate in aqueous solution, leading to quickly quenching of PDT effect. Here we construct zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) containing water insoluble photosensitizer zinc(II) phthalocyanine (ZnPc), a typical hydrophobic PS, by one-step coprecipitation process, named as ZnPc@ZIF-8...
April 20, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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