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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738655/risk-of-false-decision-on-conformity-of-a-multicomponent-material-when-test-results-of-the-components-content-are-correlated
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Ilya Kuselman, Francesca R Pennecchi, Ricardo J N B da Silva, D Brynn Hibbert
The probability of a false decision on conformity of a multicomponent material due to measurement uncertainty is discussed when test results are correlated. Specification limits of the components' content of such a material generate a multivariate specification interval/domain. When true values of components' content and corresponding test results are modelled by multivariate distributions (e.g. by multivariate normal distributions), a total global risk of a false decision on the material conformity can be evaluated based on calculation of integrals of their joint probability density function...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738647/development-of-an-analytical-methodology-for-obtaining-quantitative-mass-concentrations-from-laap-tof-ms-measurements
#2
Rachel Gemayel, Brice Temime-Roussel, Nathalie Hayeck, Adrien Gandolfo, Stig Hellebust, Sasho Gligorovski, Henri Wortham
Laser ablation aerosol particle-time of flight mass spectrometer (LAAP-ToF-MS) measures the size number of particles, and chemical composition of individual particles in real-time. LAAP-ToF-MS measurements of chemical composition are difficult to quantify, mostly because the instrument sensitivities to various chemical species in the multicomponent atmospheric aerosol particles are unknown. In this study, we investigate a field-based approach for quantitative measurements of ammonium, nitrate, sulfate, OC, and EC, in size-segregated atmospheric aerosols, by LAAP-ToF-MS using concurrent measurements from high-resolution time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer (HR-ToF-AMS), and multi-angle absorption photometer (MAAP)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738633/application-of-raman-spectroscopy-for-direct-analysis-of-carlina-acanthifolia-subsp-utzka-root-essential-oil
#3
Maciej Strzemski, Magdalena Wójciak-Kosior, Ireneusz Sowa, Monika Agacka-Mołdoch, Piotr Drączkowski, Dariusz Matosiuk, Łukasz Kurach, Ryszard Kocjan, Sławomir Dresler
Carlina genus plants e.g. Carlina acanthifolia subsp. utzka have been still used in folk medicine of many European countries and its biological activity is mostly associated with root essential oils. In the present paper, Raman spectroscopy (RS) was applied for the first time for evaluation of essential oil distribution in root of C. acnthifolia subsp. utzka and identification of root structures containing the essential oil. Furthermore, RS technique was applied to assess chemical stability of oil during drying of plant material or distillation process...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738624/multiplexed-analysis-combining-distinctly-sized-cdte-mpa-quantum-dots-and-chemometrics-for-multiple-mutually-interfering-analyte-determination
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Dayana B Bittar, David S M Ribeiro, Ricardo N M J Páscoa, José X Soares, S Sofia M Rodrigues, Rafael C Castro, Leonardo Pezza, Helena R Pezza, João L M Santos
Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) have demonstrated a great potential as fluorescent probes for heavy metals monitoring. However, their great reactivity, whose tunability could be difficult to attain, could impair selectivity yielding analytical results with poor accuracy. In this work, the combination in the same analysis of multiple QDs, each with a particular ability to interact with the analyte, assured a multi-point detection that was not only exploited for a more precise analyte discrimination but also for the simultaneous discrimination of multiple mutually interfering species, in the same sample...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738579/compositional-engineering-of-vopcpho-tio2-nano-composite-to-reduce-the-absolute-threshold-value-of-humidity-sensors
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Mohamad Izzat Azmer, Fakhra Aziz, Zubair Ahmad, Ehsan Raza, Mansoor Ani Najeeb, Noshin Fatima, Tahani M Bawazeer, Mohammad S Alsoufi, R A Shakoor, Khaulah Sulaiman
This research work demonstrates compositional engineering of an organic-inorganic hybrid nano-composites for modifying absolute threshold of humidity sensors. Vanadyl-2,9,16,23-tetraphenoxy-29H,31H-phthalocyanine (VOPcPhO), an organic semiconductor, doped with Titanium-dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) has been employed to fabricate humidity sensors. The morphology of the VOPcPhO:TiO2 nano-composite films has been analyzed by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738527/evaluation-of-heavy-metal-mobilization-in-creek-sediment-influence-of-rac-values-and-ambient-environmental-factors
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Guannan Liang, Bo Zhang, Mao Lin, Simiao Wu, Hao Hou, Jia Zhang, Guangren Qian, Xin Huang, Jizhi Zhou
The risk assessment code (RAC) is a common method for assessing heavy metal (HM) mobility and their potential health risks, based on HM total concentration and chemical speciation. In this study, both the RAC and the influence of ambient environmental factors were investigated in a river sediment system. Sixty-eight sediment samples were collected from the main river system in Shanghai, China. The total concentration and chemical speciation of Cu, Zn, Ni, Pb, Cd, Cr, As, and Hg were determined in the samples...
July 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738511/litter-thickness-but-not-root-biomass-explains-the-average-and-spatial-structure-of-soil-hydraulic-conductivity-in-secondary-forests-and-coffee-agroecosystems-in-veracruz-mexico
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B E Marín-Castro, S Negrete-Yankelevich, D Geissert
Secondary forests and coffee agroecosystems are considered good alternatives for conservation of a high capacity for water filtration in the soil where tropical montane cloud forests (TMCF) once grew; however, it is not clear which characteristics of the vegetation modulate the field saturated hydraulic conductivity of the soil (Kfs) and whether these characteristics persist in such derived systems. Here, we explore how changes in vegetation between secondary forests and coffee agroecosystems have consequences for the average value and spatial variation of litter thickness and root biomass, and whether these differences can explain the Kfs and its spatial distribution...
July 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738480/-epidemiological-study-of-sleep-disorder-in-the-elderly
#8
Y Tian, L M Li
As a common health problem in modern society, sleep disorder have a high incidence in the elderly population, which seriously affect the quality of life and physical and mental health of the elderly, and can even aggravate to cause diseases. This review summarizes main research findings in the field of sleep disorder during the past 20 years, describes the sleeping characteristics of elderly, the epidemiological distribution of sleep disorder and possible influencing factors, and finally suggests appropriate measures for the prevention of sleep disorder...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738471/-association-between-phage-mediated-shiga-toxin-and-molecular-distribution-of-crispr-in-escherichia-coli-o26-%C3%A2-h11-or-nm
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J Z Long, Y K Xu, G C Duan, W J Liang, H Y Liu, S Y Chen, Y L Xi, P F Wang, Y F Wang
Objective: To investigate the association between phage-mediated shiga toxin and molecular distribution of CRISPR in Escherichia (E.) coli O26∶H11 or NM. Methods: A total of 135 E. coli O26 ∶ H11 or NM strains were collected from NCBI database. Software CRT and CRISPR Finder were used to extract CRISPR and Excel was used to assign the spacer of unique number and type CRISPR. And the relationship between CRISPR and stx phage was analyzed. Results: All the 135 E. coli O26 ∶ H11 or NM strains had the CRISPR...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738469/-analysis-on-geographic-distribution-of-high-blood-pressure-prevalence-in-children-and-adolescents-aged-7-18-years-in-china-2014
#10
Y H Dong, Z Y Zou, Z H Wang, S Wang, Z P Yang, Y J Chen, J Ma
Objective: To understand and evaluate the characteristics of geographic distribution of high blood pressure prevalence in children and adolescents aged 7-18 years in China in 2014, and provide evidence for the prevention of hypertension in children and adolescents. Methods: The data of 2014 Chinese National Surveys on Students Constitution and Health conducting 31 provinces (except Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) were collected. A total of 216 299 children and adolescents who had complete blood pressure records were selected as study subjects...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738468/-analysis-on-spatial-distribution-of-tuberculosis-in-china-2012-2014
#11
J Fan, H X Rao, P Wu, J Zhang, Y P Wu, J H Pan, W H Li, L X Qiu
Objective: To analyze the spatial distribution of the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in China from 2012 to 2014 and provide evidence for the prevention and control of TB. Methods: The database of TB in China from 2012 to 2014 was established by using geographical information system, the spatial distribution map was drawn, trend analysis and spatial autocorrelation analysis were conducted to explore the spatial distribution pattern of TB and identify hot areas. Results: The trend surface analysis showed that the incidence of TB decreased gradually from the west to the east in China, and the U type curve could reflect the TB distribution from the south to the north; Global spatial autocorrelation analysis showed the 2012-2014 global Moran's I were 0...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738403/developing-consensus-based-priority-outcome-domains-for-trials-in-kidney-transplantation-a-multinational-delphi-survey-with-patients-caregivers-and-health-professionals
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Bénédicte Sautenet, Allison Tong, Karine E Manera, Jeremy R Chapman, Anthony N Warrens, David Rosenbloom, Germaine Wong, John Gill, Klemens Budde, Lionel Rostaing, Lorna Marson, Michelle A Josephson, Peter P Reese, Timothy L Pruett, Camilla S Hanson, Donal O'Donoghue, Helen Tam-Tham, Jean-Michel Halimi, Jenny I Shen, John Kanellis, John D Scandling, Kirsten Howard, Martin Howell, Nick Cross, Nicole Evangelidis, Philip Masson, Rainer Oberbauer, Samuel Fung, Shilpa Jesudason, Simon Knight, Sreedhar Mandayam, Stephen P McDonald, Steve Chadban, Tasleem Rajan, Jonathan C Craig
BACKGROUND: Inconsistencies in outcome reporting and frequent omission of patient-centered outcomes can diminish the value of trials in treatment decision making. We identified critically important outcome domains in kidney transplantation based on the shared priorities of patients/caregivers and health professionals. METHODS: In a 3-round Delphi survey, patients/caregivers and health professionals rated the importance of outcome domains for trials in kidney transplantation on a 9-point Likert scale and provided comments...
August 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738398/the-compatibility-of-chlorhexidine-and-a-skin-care-product-line-a-real-world-analysis-of-hospital-acquired-infection-rates
#13
Priscilla L Phillips, Daniel Young, Debashish Chakravarthy
Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) use helps reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Chlorhexidine gluconate effectiveness can be reduced by use of skin care products. Although laboratory work can be performed to prove compatibility, such work has limitations. The purpose of this study was to compare HAI rates when CHG antiseptic wipes were used in conjunction with a silicone- and micronutrient-based skin care product line (SMSP) and when CHG wipes were used without the SMSP. Using commercial distribution data, 17 hospitals that purchased both CHG wipes and SMSP were identified...
July 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738387/false-negative-rate-of-papanicolaou-testing-a-national-survey-from-the-thai-society-of-cytology
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Supinda Koonmee, Andrey Bychkov, Somruetai Shuangshoti, Kanyaprin Bhummichitra, Wanwisa Himakhun, Anant Karalak, Samreung Rangdaeng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of Papanicolaou smear screening in Thailand at the national level, and to propose recommendations for continuing quality control. STUDY DESIGN: This study was conducted by The Thai Society of Cytology and involved 124 laboratories in 76 provinces during 2010-2014. Random sampling suggested recalling of 10% of slides defined as negative at routine screenings (10% random rescreening [R10] model) directly from the reading unit...
July 25, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738367/extensive-amplification-of-telomeric-repeats-in-the-karyotypically-highly-diverse-african-pygmy-mice
#15
Victor Colomina, Josette Catalan, Janice Britton-Davidian, Frédéric Veyrunes
Telomeres are ribonucleoprotein structures protecting the physical ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. However, telomeric sequences can also occur at non-terminal regions of chromosomes, forming the so-called interstitial telomeric sequences (ITSs). Some ITSs are considered as relics of past chromosomal rearrangements and as such provide important insights into karyotype evolution. By FISH, we explored the distribution of telomeric motifs in the genome of a complex of mammalian species that has long been recognized for its extraordinary karyotypic diversity: the African pygmy mice...
July 22, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738361/expression-intracellular-localization-and-prognostic-value-of-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-and-pai-1-rna-binding-protein-1-in-primary-and-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-a-study-of-the-tumor-bank-ovarian-cancer-network
#16
Dominique Koensgen, Matthias B Stope, Ivana Tuerbachova, Daniela Bruennert, Thomas Kohlmann, Ioana Braicu, Jalid Sehouli, Carsten Denkert, Silvia Darb-Esfahani, Elmar Stickeler, Dumitru Sofroni, Edgar Dahl, Alexander Mustea
BACKGROUND: The plasminogen activator system plays a key role in ovarian cancer (OC) tumor progression. The plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) and the recently identified PAI-1 RNA binding protein 1 (PAI-RBP1) are primary regulators of plasminogen activation and thus are putative biomarkers for OC progression. METHODS: One hundred fifty six OC patients were analyzed to identify the presence of PAI-1 and PAI-RBP1 and subsequently correlated to clinicopathological parameters...
July 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738332/neuroprogression-and-immune-activation-in-major-depressive-disorder
#17
Jeffrey H Meyer
Traditionally, the neurobiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) has been largely considered from the perspective of the state of major depressive episodes (MDE) versus being in remission, but the current accumulation of disease markers, largely acquired cross-sectionally, is strongly suggestive of neuroprogressive aspects of MDD. This chapter focuses on the changes in disease markers involved in the reorganization of the nervous system in MDD, including the translocator protein (TSPO; an index of microglial activation), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP; an index of astroglial activation), [11C]harmine (a marker of monoamine oxidase A; MAO-A), and several other indices (metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 [mGluR5], excitatory amino acid transporters, and magnetic resonance imaging spectroscopy measurements) of glutamate dysregulation...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738326/difficulty-in-the-cytodiagnosis-of-mammary-analogue-secretory-carcinoma-survey-of-109-cytologists-with-a-case-originating-from-a-minor-salivary-gland
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Keita Kai, Akimichi Minesaki, Kumiko Suzuki, Mikio Monji, Mitsuo Nakamura, Hisayuki Tsugitomi, Yuichiro Kuratomi, Shinichi Aishima
BACKGROUND: Mammary analogue secretory carcinoma (MASC) of the salivary gland shows morphologic similarities and shares an immunophenotype and characteristic ETV6-NTRK3 translocation with secretory carcinoma of the breast. We present a buccal case of MASC along with a survey-based debate about its cytologic diagnosis by fine-needle aspiration (FNA). CASE: FNA of the buccal nodule of a 58-year-old Japanese man was initially performed by 3 cytologists who gave different assessments of the Papanicolaou classification (i...
July 25, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738305/contamination-characteristics-and-source-apportionment-of-methylated-pahs-in-agricultural-soils-from-yangtze-river-delta-china
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Weixiao Chen, Xinyi Wu, Haiyun Zhang, Jianteng Sun, Wenxin Liu, Lizhong Zhu, Xiangdong Li, Daniel C W Tsang, Shu Tao, Xilong Wang
Alkylated PAHs (APAHs) have been shown to be more toxic and persistent than their non-alkylated parent compounds. However, little is known about the extent of soil contamination by these pollutants. To help understand agricultural soil pollution by these compounds at a regional scale, a total of 18 methylated PAHs (MPAHs, a major class of APAHs) in 243 soil samples were analyzed. These soil samples were collected from 11 sites in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region, a representative fast developing area in China...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738253/size-distribution-and-elastic-properties-of-thermo-responsive-polymer-gel-microparticles-in-suspension-probed-by-ultrasonic-spectroscopy
#20
Takehisa Inoue, Tomohisa Norisuye, Kazuki Sugita, Hideyuki Nakanishi, Qui Tran-Cong-Miyata
The size distribution and the elasticity of thermo-responsive gel particles dispersed in water were examined in-situ by ultrasonic spectroscopy (US). Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) gel particles, undergoing volume phase transition at 34°C were synthesized by redox polymerization in emulsion, and the temperature dependence of the acoustic properties was examined. The longitudinal velocity and the attenuation coefficient of particle exhibited a drastic change at the transition temperature, indicating the increase in the mechanical properties, such the longitudinal, bulk and shear moduli, due to the shrinkage of particles upon temperature stimulation...
July 14, 2017: Ultrasonics
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