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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544917/effective-and-safe-mannitol-administration-in-patients-undergoing-supratentorial-tumor-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-and-double-blind-study
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Eren Fatma Akcil, Ozlem Korkmaz Dilmen, Esra Sultan Karabulut, Serdar Selcuk Koksal, Fatis Altindas, Yusuf Tunali
OBJECTIVES: Although osmotic diuresis with mannitol is commonly used to provide brain relaxation, there is no consensus regarding its optimal dose and combination with loop diuretics. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effects of mannitol and combination of furosemide with different doses of mannitol on brain relaxation and on blood electrolytes, lactate level, urine output, fluid balance and blood osmolarity in patients undergoing supratentorial tumor surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study included 51 patients (ASA I-III) scheduled for elective supratentorial craniotomy...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544847/theoretical-determination-of-band-edge-alignments-at-the-water-cuins2-112-semiconductor-interface
#2
Thomas P Senftle, Emily A Carter
Knowledge of a semiconductor electrode's band edge alignment is essential for optimizing processes that occur at the semiconductor/electrolyte interface. Photocatalytic processes are particularly sensitive to such alignments, as they govern the transfer of photo-excited electrons or holes from the surface to reactants in the electrolyte solution. Reconstructions of a semiconductor surface during operation, as well as its interaction with the electrolyte solution, must be considered when determining band edge alignment...
May 25, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544657/a-strategy-to-enhance-the-efficiency-of-quantum-dot-sensitized-solar-cells-by-decreasing-the-electron-recombinations-with-polyoxometalate-tio2-as-the-electronic-interface-layer
#3
Li Chen, Wei-Lin Chen, Jian-Ping Li, Jia-Bo Wang, En-Bo Wang
The serious electron recombination occurring in TiO2/quantum dot sensitizer/electrolyte interface is the key reason for hindering the further efficiency improvement of QDSCs. Polyoxometalate(POM) can be as electron transfer media to decreasing electron recombination of photoelectric device, which is due to the excellent oxidation reduction properties and thermostability. So in this paper, POM/TiO2 electronic interface layer prepared by a simple layer-by-layer self-assembly method is added between FTO and mesoporous TiO2 in the photoanode of the QDSCs, and their effects on the photovoltaic performance are systematically investigated...
May 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544623/amphoteric-ion-exchange-membranes-with-significantly-improved-vanadium-barrier-properties-for-all-vanadium-redox-flow-batteries
#4
Olga Nibel, Tomasz Rojek, Thomas J Schmidt, Lorenz Gubler
All-vanadium redox flow batteries (VRBs) have attracted considerable interest as promising energy storage devices which can allow the efficient utilization of renewable energy sources. The membrane, which separates the porous electrodes in a redox flow cell, is one of the key components in VRBs. High rates of cross-over of vanadium ions and water through the membrane impair the efficiency and capacity of a VRB. Thus, membranes with low permeation rate of vanadium species and water are required, also characterized by low resistance and stability in the VRB environment...
May 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544611/detection-of-nitric-oxide-from-living-cells-using-polymeric-zinc-organic-framework-derived-zinc-oxide-composite-with-conducting-polymer
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Min-Yeong Kim, Malenahalli Halappa Naveen, Nanjanagudu Ganesh Gurudatt, Yoon-Bo Shim
Sensitive and selective detection of nitric oxide (NO) in the human body is crucial since it has the vital roles in the physiological and pathological processes. This study reports a new type of electrochemical NO biosensor based on zinc-dithiooxamide framework derived porous ZnO nanoparticles and polyterthiophene-rGO composite. By taking advantage of the synergetic effect between ZnO and poly(TTBA-rGO) (TTBA = 3'-(p-benzoic acid)-2,2':5',2″-terthiophene, rGO = reduced graphene oxide) nanocomposite layer, the poly(TTBA-rGO)/ZnO sensor probe displays excellent electrocatalytic activity and explores to detect NO released from normal and cancer cell lines...
May 22, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544547/a-membrane-free-neutral-ph-formate-fuel-cell-enabled-by-a-selective-nickel-sulfide-oxygen-reduction-catalyst
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Bing Yan, Nolan M Concannon, Jarrod D Milshtein, Fikile R Brushett, Yogesh Surendranath
Polymer electrolyte membranes employed in contemporary fuel cells severely limit device design and restrict catalyst choice, but are essential for preventing short-circuiting reactions at unselective anode and cathode catalysts. Herein, we report that nickel sulfide Ni3 S2 is a highly selective catalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction in the presence of 1.0 m formate. We combine this selective cathode with a carbon-supported palladium (Pd/C) anode to establish a membrane-free, room-temperature formate fuel cell that operates under benign neutral pH conditions...
May 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544528/micellar-electrokinetic-capillary-chromatography-fingerprints-combined-with-multivariate-statistical-analyses-to-evaluate-the-quality-consistency-and-predict-the-fingerprint-efficacy-relationship-of-salviae-miltiorrhizae-radix-et-rhizoma-danshen
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Yujing Zhang, Lanping Yang, Jing Zhang, Min Shi, Guoxiang Sun
Micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography fingerprinting combined with quantification was successfully established and applied to evaluate the quality consistency of Danshen, which is a medicinal herb used to treat various diseases, especially coronary cerebrovascular diseases. A background electrolyte composed of 20 mmol/L sodium tetraborate, 90 mmol/L orthoboric acid, 25 mmol/L sodium phosphate monobasic dehydrate and 65 mmol/L sodium dodecyl sulfate was used to separate compounds. To optimize micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography conditions, a response surface strategy was set up for orthogonal experimental design...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544484/neglected-issues-concerning-teaching-human-adrenal-steroidogenesis-in-popular-biochemistry-textbooks
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Zhiyong Han, Mark S Elliott
In the human body, the adrenal steroids collectively regulate a plethora of fundamental functions, including electrolyte and water balance, blood pressure, stress response, intermediary metabolism, inflammation, and immunity. Therefore, adrenal steroidogenesis is an important biochemistry topic for students to learn in order for them to understand health consequences caused by deficiencies of enzymes in the adrenal steroidogenic pathways. However, popular biochemistry textbooks contain insufficient information and may sometimes give students a misimpression about certain aspects of human adrenal steroidogenesis...
May 19, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544445/morphology-and-structure-engineering-in-nanofiber-reactor-tubular-hierarchical-integrated-networks-composed-of-dual-phase-octahedral-comn2-o4-carbon-nanofibers-for-water-oxidation
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Han Zhu, Danni Yu, Songge Zhang, Jiawei Chen, Wenbo Wu, Meng Wan, Lina Wang, Ming Zhang, Mingliang Du
1D hollow nanostructures combine the advantages of enhanced surface-to-volume ratio, short transport lengths, and efficient 1D electron transport, which can provide more design ideas for the preparation of highly active oxygen evolution (OER) electrocatalysts. A unique architecture of dual-phase octahedral CoMn2 O4 /carbon hollow nanofibers has been prepared via a two-step heat-treatment process including preoxidation treatment and Ostwald ripening process. The hollow and porous structures provide interior void spaces, large exposed surfaces, and high contact areas between the nanofibers and electrolyte and the morphology can be engineered by adjusting the heating conditions...
May 22, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544353/chiral-separation-of-12-pairs-of-enantiomers-by-capillary-electrophoresis-using-heptakis-2-3-diacetyl-6-sulfato-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-as-the-chiral-selector-and-the-elucidation-of-the-chiral-recognition-mechanism-by-computational-methods
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Yaqi Yao, Peilu Song, Xiaoli Wen, Miaoduo Deng, Jian Wang, Xingjie Guo
Chiral separation of 12 pairs of basic analyte enantiomers including oxybutynin, bambuterol, tradinterol, clenbuterol, clorprenaline, terbutaline, tulobuterol, citalopram, phencynonate, fexofenadine, salbutamol and penehyclidine was conducted by capillary electrophoresis using a single-isomer anionic β-cyclodextrin derivative, heptakis-(2,3-diacetyl-6-sulfato)-β-cyclodextrin as the chiral selector. Parameters influencing separation were studied, including background electrolyte pH, heptakis-(2,3-diacetyl-6-sulfato)-β-cyclodextrin concentration, buffer concentration and separation voltage...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544128/a-pediatric-trial-of-radiation-cetuximab-followed-by-irinotecan-cetuximab-in-newly-diagnosed-diffuse-pontine-gliomas-and-high-grade-astrocytomas-a-pediatric-oncology-experimental-therapeutics-investigators-consortium-study
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Margaret E Macy, Mark W Kieran, Susan N Chi, Kenneth J Cohen, Tobey J MacDonald, Amy A Smith, Michael M Etzl, Michele C Kuei, Andrew M Donson, Lia Gore, Jennifer DiRenzo, Tanya M Trippett, Irina Ostrovnaya, Aru Narendran, Nicholas K Foreman, Ira J Dunkel
BACKGROUND: Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs) and high-grade astrocytomas (HGA) continue to have dismal prognoses. The combination of cetuximab and irinotecan was demonstrated to be safe and tolerable in a previous pediatric phase 1 combination study. We developed this phase 2 trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of cetuximab given with radiation therapy followed by adjuvant cetuximab and irinotecan. METHODS: Eligible patients of age 3-21 years had newly diagnosed DIPG or HGA...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541662/in-operando-quantification-of-three-dimensional-water-distribution-in-nanoporous-carbon-based-layers-in-polymer-electrolyte-membrane-fuel-cells
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Saad Alrwashdeh, Ingo Manke, Henning Markötter, Merle Klages, Martin Göbel, Jan Haußmann, Joachim Scholta, John Banhart
Understanding the function of nanoporous materials employed in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) is crucial to improve their performance, durability and cost efficiency. Up to now, the water distribution in the nm-sized pore structures was hardly accessible during operation of the cells. Here we demonstrate that phase contrast synchrotron X-ray tomography allows for an in-operando quantification of the three-dimensional water distribution within the nm-sized pores of carbon-based micro porous layers (MPLs)...
May 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541499/hypertension-and-cardiac-arrhythmias-executive-summary-of-a-consensus-document-from-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-and-esc-council-on-hypertension-endorsed-by-the-heart-rhythm-society-hrs-asia-pacific-heart-rhythm-society-aphrs-and-sociedad-latinoamericana
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Gregory Y H Lip, Antonio Coca, Thomas Kahan, Giuseppe Boriani, Antonis S Manolis, Michael Hecht Olsen, Ali Oto, Tatjana S Potpara, Jan Steffel, Francisco Marín, Márcio Jansen de Oliveira Figueiredo, Giovanni de Simone, Wendy S Tzou, Chern En Chiang, Bryan Williams
Hypertension (HTN) is a common cardiovascular risk factor leading to heart failure (HF), coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, peripheral artery disease and chronic renal failure. Hypertensive heart disease can manifest as many types of cardiac arrhythmias, most commonly being atrial fibrillation (AF). Both supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias may occur in HTN patients, especially in those with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), CAD or HF. In addition, high doses of thiazide diuretics commonly used to treat hypertension, may result in electrolyte abnormalities (eg...
May 25, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540952/investigating-the-effect-of-ionic-strength-on-the-suppression-of-dendrite-formation-during-metal-electrodeposition
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Andrew K Pearson, Pon Kao, Anthony P O'Mullane, Anand I Bhatt
The effect of ionic strength on the electrodeposition of silver has been investigated in acetonitrile (MeCN) containing TBAPF6 or in the ionic liquid [EMIm][OTf]. The use of an ionic liquid allows a greater ionic strength to be investigated as the solubility limits of supporting electrolytes in organic solvents can be overcome using neat ionic liquid. The SEM and XRD data show that polycrystalline silver is deposited in a fcc structure and that dendrite formation is retarded at high ionic strength. Electrochemical measurements undertaken in electrolytes of low ionic strength indicate that the deposition and growth of a few nuclei is preferred and leads to dendrite formation...
May 25, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540947/the-role-of-iron-nitrides-in-the-fe-n-c-catalysis-system-towards-the-oxygen-reduction-reaction
#15
Min Wang, Yushi Yang, Xiaobo Liu, Zonghua Pu, Zongkui Kou, Peipei Zhu, Shichun Mu
Fe-N-C series catalysts are always attractive for their high catalytic activity towards the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). However, they usually consist of various components such as iron nitrides, metallic iron, iron carbides, N-doped carbon and Fe-N4 moieties, leading to controversial contributions of these components to the catalysis of the ORR, especially iron nitrides. In this work, to investigate the function of iron nitrides, FexN nanoparticles (NPs) embedded in mesoporous N-doped carbon without Fe-N4 moieties are designed and constructed by a simple histidine-assisted method...
May 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540379/fundamental-aspects-of-electrochemically-controlled-wetting-of-nanoscale-composite-materials
#16
A Robert Hillman, Karl S Ryder, Hani K Ismail, Asuman Unal, Annelies Voorhaar
Electroactive films based on conducting polymers have numerous potential applications, but practical devices frequently require a combination of properties not met by a single component. This has prompted an extension to composite materials, notably those in which particulates are immobilised within a polymer film. Irrespective of the polymer and the intended application, film wetting is important: by various means, it facilitates transport processes - of electronic charge, charge-balancing counter ions ("dopant") and analyte/reactant molecules - and motion of polymer segments...
May 25, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539594/toward-a-nearly-defect-free-coating-via-high-energy-plasma-sparks
#17
Mosab Kaseem, Hae Woong Yang, Young Gun Ko
A nearly defect-free metal-oxide-based coating structure was made on Al-Mg-Si alloy by plasma electrolytic oxidation at high current density accompanying high-energy plasma sparks. The present coatings were performed at two different current densities of 50 and 125 mA/cm(2) in the alkaline-phosphate-based electrolytes with different concentrations of sodium hexafluoroaluminate (Na3AlF6). The addition of (Na3AlF6) to the electrolyte used in this study would result in a decrease in the size of the micropore, and a reasonably defect-free coating structure was achieved in the sample treated at high current density of 125 mA/cm(2)...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538425/a-young-man-with-recurrent-paralysis
#18
Magdalena Chavez, Jeffrey Williams
Hypokalemia can cause reactions from mild muscular cramping to life-threatening paralysis and cardiac dysrhythmias. This article describes a patient whose unusual, recurrent muscular symptoms and electrolyte abnormalities were eventually identified as Gitelman syndrome, a rare genetic disorder resulting in severe refractory hypokalemia.
June 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538409/a-case-report-of-pedigree-of-a-homozygous-mutation-of-the-steroidogenic-acute-regulatory-protein-causing-lipoid-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Rong Fu, Lin Lu, Jun Jiang, Min Nie, Xiaojing Wang, Zhaolin Lu
RATIONALE: Lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia (LCAH) is extremely rare, but is the most fatal form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia resulting from mutations in the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (STAR) gene. LCAH arises from severe defects in the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone, the precursor of all steroids. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case was reported that an 11-month-old Chinese girl who presented with a sex development disorder and hyponatremia...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538302/physiological-demands-of-elite-cross-country-skiing-during-a-real-competition
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Cristina Gonzalez-Millan, Dario Perez-Brunicardi, Juan J Salinero, Beatriz Lara, Javier Abián-Vicen, Francisco Areces, Diana Ruiz-Vicente, Lidon Soriano, Juan Del Coso
Gonzalez-Millan, C, Perez-Brunicardi, D, Salinero, JJ, Lara, B, Abián-Vicen, J, Areces, F, Ruiz-Vicente, D, Soriano, L, and Del Coso, J. Physiological demands of elite cross-country skiing during a real competition. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1536-1543, 2017-The aim of this study was to assess different physiological variables before and after a 5-km (women) and 10-km (men) cross-country skiing competition to determine potential mechanisms of fatigue. Fourteen elite-level skiers competed in an official cross-country skiing competition using the classical style (9 men and 5 women)...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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