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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644866/the-high-tolerance-to-aluminium-in-crucian-carp-carassius-carassius-is-associated-with-its-ability-to-avoid-hypoxia
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Antonio B S Poléo, Joachim Schjolden, Jørgen Sørensen, Göran E Nilsson
It is well known that aluminium is the principle toxicant killing fish in acidified freshwater systems, and it has been shown that crucian carp (Carassius carassius) can survive exposures to aqueous aluminium levels toxic to most other freshwater fish species. The crucian carp has a remarkable ability to survive anoxic conditions, and the aim of the present study was to reveal if the tolerance to aluminium can be associated with the ability to survive prolonged anoxia. Crucian carps were exposed to either acidic Al-rich water (pH 5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641453/accuracy-of-limited-montage-electroencephalography-in-monitoring-postanoxic-comatose-patients
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Sandipan Pati, Lauren McClain, Lidia Moura, Yuan Fan, M Brandon Westover
BACKGROUND: Continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring may help to identify the small percentage of adults with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) who will regain consciousness if allowed sufficient time. However, the limited yield in this population has led some to question the cost-effectiveness cEEG monitoring in this population. We hypothesized that limited-montage cEEG could provide essentially the same neurophysiologic information at lower cost. In this proof of concept study, we aim to demonstrate the potentials of limited channel EEG in prognostication in postanoxic patients...
June 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634470/the-dark-side-of-the-mushroom-spring-microbial-mat-life-in-the-shadow-of-chlorophototrophs-ii-metabolic-functions-of-abundant-community-members-predicted-from-metagenomic-analyses
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Vera Thiel, Michael Hügler, David M Ward, Donald A Bryant
Microbial mat communities in the effluent channels of Octopus and Mushroom Springs within the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park have been extensively characterized. Previous studies have focused on the chlorophototrophic organisms of the phyla Cyanobacteria and Chloroflexi. However, the diversity and metabolic functions of the other portion of the community in the microoxic/anoxic region of the mat are poorly understood. We recently described the diverse but extremely uneven microbial assemblage in the undermat of Mushroom Spring based on 16S rRNA amplicon sequences, which was dominated by Roseiflexus members, filamentous anoxygenic chlorophototrophs...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631370/microbial-manganese-iii-reduction-fueled-by-anaerobic-acetate-oxidation
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Nadia Szeinbaum, Hui Lin, Jay A Brandes, Martial Taillefert, Jennifer B Glass, Thomas J DiChristina
Soluble manganese in the intermediate +III oxidation state (Mn(3+) ) is a newly identified oxidant in anoxic environments, whereas acetate is a naturally abundant substrate that fuels microbial activity. Microbial populations coupling anaerobic acetate oxidation to Mn(3+) reduction, however, have yet to be identified. We isolated a Shewanella strain capable of oxidizing acetate anaerobically with Mn(3+) as the electron acceptor, and confirmed this phenotype in other strains,. This metabolic connection between acetate and soluble Mn(3+) represents a new biogeochemical link between carbon and manganese cycles...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625109/the-study-of-a-pilot-scale-aerobic-fenton-anoxic-aerobic-process-system-for-the-treatment-of-landfill-leachate
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Wenyong Hu, Yu Zhou, Xiaobo Min, Jingyi Liu, Xinyu Li, Lin Luo, Jiachao Zhang, Qiming Mao, Liyuan Chai, YaoYu Zhou
In this study, a combined Aerobic-Fenton-Anoxic/Aerobic system was designed for the remediation of raw landfill leachate in a pilot-scale experiment. This system included: i) a granular sludge biological oxidation procedure that achieves the accumulation of nitrite nitrogen (NO2(-)-N) under aerobic conditions; ii) a Fenton process that improves the biodegradability of the bio-treated leachate; and iii) an activated sludge biological oxidation component under anoxic and aerobic conditions. Additionally, a shortcut nitrification and denitrification pathway was achieved...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624592/post-anoxic-quantitative-mri-changes-may-predict-emergence-from-coma-and-functional-outcomes-at-discharge
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Alexandra S Reynolds, Xiaotao Guo, Elizabeth Matthews, Daniel Brodie, Leroy E Rabbani, David J Roh, Soojin Park, Jan Claassen, Mitchell S V Elkind, Binsheng Zhao, Sachin Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Traditional predictors of neurological prognosis after cardiac arrest are unreliable after targeted temperature management. Absence of pupillary reflexes remains a reliable predictor of poor outcome. Diffusion-weighted imaging has emerged as a potential predictor of recovery, and here we compare imaging characteristics to pupillary exam. METHODS: We identified 69 patients who had MRIs within seven days of arrest and used a semi-automated algorithm to perform quantitative volumetric analysis of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) sequences at various thresholds...
June 15, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622071/survival-in-out-of-hospital-rapid-sequence-intubation-of-non-traumatic-brain-pathologies
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Pieter Francsois Fouche, Paul Andrew Jennings, Karen Smith, Malcolm Boyle, Gabriel Blecher, Jonathan Knott, Mani Raji, Pamela Rosengarten, Michael Roberto Augello, Stephen Bernard
INTRODUCTION: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is not only used in traumatic brain injuries in the out-of-hospital setting, but also for non-traumatic brain pathologies (NTBP) such as brain tumors, meningitis, encephalitis, hypoxic/anoxic brain injury, stroke, arteriovenous malformations, tumors, aneurysms, brain hemorrhage, as well as brain injury due to diabetes, seizures and toxicity, metabolic conditions, and alcohol and drug overdose. Previous research suggests that RSI is common in non-traumatic coma, but with an unknown prevalence of NTBP in those that receive RSI...
June 16, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618363/simultaneous-sorption-and-catalytic-oxidation-of-trivalent-antimony-by-canna-indica-derived-biochars
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Xiaoqiang Cui, Qijun Ni, Qiang Lin, Kiran Yasmin Khan, Tingqiang Li, Muhammad Bilal Khan, Zhenli He, Xiaoe Yang
The simultaneous sorption and oxidation of Sb(III) on biochars were investigated using batch experiments. The biochars were derived from Canna indica at different pyrolysis temperatures (300-600 °C, referred as CIB300-CIB600), and characterized by FTIR, BET, XRD, SEM-EDS, EPR and Boehm titration. The Sb(III) sorption data could be well fitted by both the Langmuir and Freundlich models, and the pseudo-second order model is best for describing the kinetic data. The maximum Sb(III) sorption capacity of CIB300 was 16...
June 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617593/solid-phase-fe-speciation-along-the-vertical-redox-gradients-in-floodplains-using-xas-and-m%C3%A3-ssbauer-spectroscopies
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Chunmei Chen, Ravi K Kukkadapu, Olesya Lazareva, Donald L Sparks
Properties of Fe minerals are poorly understood in natural soils and sediments with variable redox conditions. In this study, we combined 57Fe Mössbauer and Fe K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopic (XAS) techniques to assess solid-phase Fe speciation along the vertical redox gradients of floodplains, which exhibited a succession of oxic, anoxic and suboxic-oxic zones with increasing depth along the vertical profiles. The incised stream channel is bounded on the east by a narrow floodplain and a steep hillslope, and on the west by a broad floodplain...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617291/optimizing-external-carbon-source-addition-in-domestics-wastewater-treatment-based-on-online-sensoring-data-and-a-numerical-model
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Qibin Wang, Qiuwen Chen, Jing Chen
The removal of total nitrogen in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is often unsatisfactory for a variety of reasons. One possible measure to improve nitrogen removal is the addition of external carbon. However, the amount of carbon addition is directly related to WWTP operation costs, highlighting the importance of accurately determining the amount of external carbon required. The objective of this study was to obtain a low nitrate concentration in the anoxic zone of WWTPs efficiently and economically by optimizing the external carbon source dosage...
June 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617189/stability-of-continuous-and-fed-batch-sequential-anaerobic-anoxic-aerobic-moving-bed-bioreactor-systems-at-phenol-shock-load-application
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Biju Prava Sahariah, J Anandkumar, Saswati Chakraborty
In this study, stability of two sequential moving bed bioreactor systems for phenol shock load (PSL) applications was assessed in presence of thiocyanate and ammonia. The systems were operated in anaerobic-anoxic-aerobic continuous (CMBR: R1-R2-R3) and semi-continuous (FMBR: B1-B2-B3) mode. Both systems were exposed to 3000 mg phenol/L (PSL-I) and 3500 mg phenol/L (PSL-II) for 3 days each from initial 2500 mg phenol/L without any intermediate concentration at 6 days HRT. The effect of PSL-I on R1 was reversible within 10-12 days...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613853/production-of-hydrogen-peroxide-in-groundwater-at-rifle-colorado
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Xiu Yuan, Peter S Nico, Xiang Huang, Tongxu Liu, Craig Ulrich, Kenneth H Williams, James A Davis
The commonly held assumption that photo-dependent processes dominate H2O2 production in natural waters has been recently questioned. Here, we present evidence for the unrecognized and light-independent generation of H2O2 in groundwater of an alluvial aquifer adjacent to the Colorado River near Rifle, CO. In situ detection using a sensitive chemiluminescent method suggests H2O2 concentrations ranging from lower than the detection limit (< 1 nM) to 54 nM along the vertical profiles obtained at various locations across the aquifer...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611751/cable-bacteria-and-the-bioelectrochemical-snorkel-the-natural-and-engineered-facets-playing-a-role-in-hydrocarbons-degradation-in-marine-sediments
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Bruna Matturro, Carolina Cruz Viggi, Federico Aulenta, Simona Rossetti
The composition and metabolic traits of the microbial communities acting in an innovative bioelectrochemical system were here investigated. The system, known as Oil Spill Snorkel, was recently developed to stimulate the oxidative biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in anoxic marine sediments. Next Generation Sequencing was used to describe the microbiome of the bulk sediment and of the biofilm growing attached to the surface of the electrode. The analysis revealed that sulfur cycling primarily drives the microbial metabolic activities occurring in the bioelectrochemical system...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611641/a-case-of-anoxic-brain-injury-presenting-with-agraphia-of-kanji-in-the-foreground
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Yasutaka Kobayashi, Risa Yamauchi
A 63-year-old woman was hospitalized for rehabilitation from the aftereffects of an anoxic brain injury. In addition to a general cognitive decline, agraphia of kana and kanji was noted at the time of admission, which had advanced to agraphia which is dominant in kanji at the time of hospital discharge. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed no stroke lesions, and brain perfusion scintigraphy found a decreased blood flow in the bilateral parietal lobes. We hereby report on this case because case reports on agraphia caused by anoxic brain injury are extremely rare...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607432/characterisation-of-a-stable-laboratory-co-culture-of-acidophilic-nanoorganisms
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Susanne Krause, Andreas Bremges, Philipp C Münch, Alice C McHardy, Johannes Gescher
This study describes the laboratory cultivation of ARMAN (Archaeal Richmond Mine Acidophilic Nanoorganisms). After 2.5 years of successive transfers in an anoxic medium containing ferric sulfate as an electron acceptor, a consortium was attained that is comprised of two members of the order Thermoplasmatales, a member of a proposed ARMAN group, as well as a fungus. The 16S rRNA identity of one archaeon is only 91.6% compared to the most closely related isolate Thermogymnomonas acidicola. Hence, this organism is the first member of a new genus...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607054/electron-shuttling-antibiotics-structure-bacterial-communities-by-modulating-cellular-levels-of-c-di-gmp
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Chinweike Okegbe, Blanche L Fields, Stephanie J Cole, Christopher Beierschmitt, Chase J Morgan, Alexa Price-Whelan, Richard C Stewart, Vincent T Lee, Lars E P Dietrich
Diverse organisms secrete redox-active antibiotics, which can be used as extracellular electron shuttles by resistant microbes. Shuttle-mediated metabolism can support survival when substrates are available not locally but rather at a distance. Such conditions arise in multicellular communities, where the formation of chemical gradients leads to resource limitation for cells at depth. In the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14, antibiotics called phenazines act as oxidants to balance the intracellular redox state of cells in anoxic biofilm subzones...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602588/long-term-results-of-organ-procurement-from-burn-victims
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Daniel Schmauss, Amir K Bigdeli, Susanne Hellmich, Ana P Barreiros, Thomas Kremer, Günter Germann, Ulrich Kneser, Kai O Megerle
BACKGROUND: With the increasing success of organ transplantation, many traditional contraindications to organ procurement are being reconsidered. Burn disease has constituted a traditional contraindication to solid organ procurement because of concerns that such organs may have been compromised by ischemia secondary to burn shock and contaminated by bacteremia. With the current shortage of solid organs, the transplant community continues to look for ways to increase the number of organ donors, including the use of marginal donors...
June 8, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601340/pilot-scale-evaluation-of-semi-passive-treatment-technologies-for-the-treatment-of-septage-under-temperate-climate-conditions
#18
Christine Gan, Pascale Champagne, Geof Hall
Population growth in rural Canada has resulted in an increase in municipal septage generation, which could overload existing treatment facilities that rely on biological treatment approaches. To address concerns associated with potential shock loading of these systems, three semi-passive wastewater treatment technologies were compared at the pilot-scale to identify a suitable approach to augment the capacity of an existing wastewater stabilization pond facility in rural Ontario. Two of these technologies, the BioDome and BioCord systems, were commercially available systems that make use of biofilm technology to improve treatment performance and enhance the robustness to temperature and hydraulic loading fluctuations...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600082/regulation-of-pyruvate-kinase-in-skeletal-muscle-of-the-freeze-tolerant-wood-frog-rana-sylvatica
#19
Michael B Smolinski, Jessica J L Mattice, Kenneth B Storey
The wood frog (Rana sylvatica) displays a high capacity for natural freeze tolerance. During freezing, the sequestration of body water as ice results in tissue dehydration and ischemia, leading to the peripheral tissues experiencing anoxic conditions. This reduced oxygen delivery causes a reliance on anaerobic glycolysis for energy production. Pyruvate kinase (PK) catalyzes the final reaction of aerobic glycolysis generating pyruvate and ATP from phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) and ADP. This study investigated the effect of each stress condition experienced by R...
June 6, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599372/a-hybrid-machine-learning-model-to-predict-and-visualize-nitrate-concentration-throughout-the-central-valley-aquifer-california-usa
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Katherine M Ransom, Bernard T Nolan, Jonathan A Traum, Claudia C Faunt, Andrew M Bell, Jo Ann M Gronberg, David C Wheeler, Celia Z Rosecrans, Bryant Jurgens, Gregory E Schwarz, Kenneth Belitz, Sandra M Eberts, George Kourakos, Thomas Harter
Intense demand for water in the Central Valley of California and related increases in groundwater nitrate concentration threaten the sustainability of the groundwater resource. To assess contamination risk in the region, we developed a hybrid, non-linear, machine learning model within a statistical learning framework to predict nitrate contamination of groundwater to depths of approximately 500m below ground surface. A database of 145 predictor variables representing well characteristics, historical and current field and landscape-scale nitrogen mass balances, historical and current land use, oxidation/reduction conditions, groundwater flow, climate, soil characteristics, depth to groundwater, and groundwater age were assigned to over 6000 private supply and public supply wells measured previously for nitrate and located throughout the study area...
June 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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