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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153877/slowly-biodegradable-organic-compounds-impact-the-biostability-of-non-chlorinated-drinking-water-produced-from-surface-water
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W A M Hijnen, R Schurer, J A Bahlman, H A M Ketelaars, R Italiaander, A van der Wal, P W J J van der Wielen
It is possible to distribute drinking water without a disinfectant residual when the treated water is biologically stable. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of easily and slowly biodegradable compounds on the biostability of the drinking water at three full-scale production plants which use the same surface water, and on the regrowth conditions in the related distribution systems. Easily biodegradable compounds in the drinking water were determined with AOC-P17/Nox during 2012-2015. Slowly biodegradable organic compounds measured as particulate and/or high-molecular organic carbon (PHMOC), were monitored at the inlet and after the different treatment stages of the three treatments during the same period...
November 6, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153522/short-communication-growth-of-dairy-isolates-of-geobacillus-thermoglucosidans-in-skim-milk-depends-on-lactose-degradation-products-supplied-by-anoxybacillus-flavithermus-as-secondary-species
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Y Zhao, M Kumar, M P M Caspers, M N Nierop Groot, J M B M van der Vossen, T Abee
Thermophilic bacilli such as Anoxybacillus and Geobacillus are important contaminants in dairy powder products. Remarkably, one of the common contaminants, Geobacillus thermoglucosidans, showed poor growth in skim milk, whereas significant growth of G. thermoglucosidans was observed in the presence of an Anoxybacillus flavithermus dairy isolate. In the present study, we investigated the underlying reason for this growth dependence of G. thermoglucosidans. Whole-genome sequences of 4 A. flavithermus strains and 4 G...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136334/identification-of-plasma-membrane-glycoproteins-specific-to-human-glioblastoma-multiforme-cells-using-lectin-arrays-and-lc-ms-ms
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YaeEun Park, Jeonghun Yeom, YoungSoo Kim, Hye Jin Lee, Ki-Cheol Han, SeungTaek Lee, Cheolju Lee, Ji Eun Lee
Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the most malignant type of brain cancer and has poor prognosis with a median survival of less than one year. While the structural changes of tumor cell surface carbohydrates are known to be associated with invasive behavior of tumor cells, the cell surface glycoproteins to differentiate the low- and high-grade glioma cells can be potential diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets for GBMs. In the present study, lectin arrays consisting of eight lectins were employed to explore cell surface carbohydrate expression patterns on low-grade oligodendroglioma cells (Hs683) and GBM cells (T98G)...
November 14, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132740/effects-of-using-symbiotics-in-the-clinical-nutritional-evolution-of-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis-study-prospective-randomized-controlled-double-blind
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Patricia Quadros Dos Santos, Jorge C Guedes, Rosangela P de Jesus, Raquel Rocha Dos Santos, Rosemeiri L Fiaconne
Patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) present malabsorption and changes in nutritional status. In this prospective, randomized, controlled, double-blinded, intervention study, developed at the Clinic of Pancreas, we aimed to assess whether the use of symbiotics changes the nutritional status, the biochemical data and the intestinal rate of these patients. The intervention consisted of administering 12 g/day of symbiotics composed of Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum and fructooligosaccharides to the intervention group and 12 g/day of medium absorption complex carbohydrate to the control group...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098834/-transcriptomics-of-therapeutic-effect-of-huangqi-liuyi-decoction-in-treating-type-2-diabetes
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Yue Chang, Jiao Xu, Song Yan, Zhen-Peng Liu, Wei-Chao Ren, Kai-Xue Zhang, Wei Ma, Xiu-Bo Liu
In this study, Illumina sequencing platform was applied in sequencing rat pancreas, counting expression of target points, analyzing expression differences among blank group, model group and Huangqi Liuyi decoction group and exploring the therapeutic effect and mechanism of Huangqi Liuyi decoction on type 2 diabetes mellitus. According to the result, 24.25% of these genes belonged to the unknown functional class, which was the largest classification unit according to the classification analysis of genes by eggNOG...
July 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098543/effect-of-chromium-nanoparticles-on-physiological-stress-induced-by-exogenous-dexamethasone-in-japanese-quails
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Atefeh Berenjian, Seyed Davood Sharifi, Abdollah Mohammadi-Sangcheshmeh, Shekofeh Ghazanfari
Chromium (Cr), as an essential trace element, plays a critical role in carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism in animals. It has been suggested that the beneficial effects of Cr increase by environmental stresses, which lead to greater Cr effects on stressed animals. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the response of physiologically stressed Japanese quails (Coturnix japonica) to dietary chromium nanoparticle (Nano-Cr) supplementation. The stress was induced by adding dexamethasone (0.6 mg/kg BW) to Japanese quails' diet from 17 to 22 days of age...
November 2, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097636/antiplasmodial-efficacy-of-calotropis-gigantea-l-against-plasmodium-falciparum-3d7-strain-and-plasmodium-berghei-anka
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P V V Satish, D Santha Kumari, K Sunita
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Malaria is a deadly parasitic disease, having a high rate of incidence and mortality across the world. The spread and development of resistance against chemical insecticides is one of the major problems associated with malaria treatment and control. Hence, plant based formulations may serve as an alternative source towards development of new drugs for treatment of malaria. The present study was aimed to evaluate the in vitro antiplasmodial activities of leaf, stem and flower of Calotropis gigantea against chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum (3D7 strain) and its cytotoxicity against THP-1 cell lines...
July 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073288/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-brazilian-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Luciana Carla Bezerra Machado, Crésio Alves
INTRODUCTION: Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) resort to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for symptomatic relief, to inhibit progression or to reduce side effects associated with conventional therapy. OBJECTIVES: Build a profile and assess the prevalence of the use of CAM in Brazilian children and adolescents with T1DM under conventional treatment. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with interviews with the legal representatives of patients with T1DM (of both gender, aged 2- 17 years)...
2017: Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028442/the-use-of-mobile-applications-among-adults-with-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes-results-from-the-second-miles-australia-miles-2-study
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Steven Trawley, Shaira Baptista, Jessica L Browne, Frans Pouwer, Jane Speight
BACKGROUND: While the number of diabetes-specific mobile applications (apps) continues to grow, there is a lack of knowledge about their actual use. METHODS: The second MILES (Management and Impact for Long-term Empowerment and Success)-Australia study was a national cross-sectional survey of the psychological, behavioral, and social aspects of diabetes for adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Associations between diabetes-specific app usage and demographic, clinical, and psychosocial variables were examined...
October 13, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025077/impact-of-fasting-on-complete-blood-count-assayed-in-capillary-blood-samples
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Barbara K Koscielniak, Aleksandra Charchut, Magdalena Wójcik, Krystyna Sztefko, Przemyslaw J Tomasik
Background: To determine the effect of food intake on complete blood count (CBC) results. Method: We analyzed the CBC in whole capillary blood specimens collected from 33 adult volunteers into microtubes between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Blood specimens were drawn from patients who had been fasting 12 hours and then 1 and 2 hours after consumption of a light meal containing carbohydrates, protein, and lipids. All measurements were performed using the hematologic analyzer Sysmex XN-1000...
November 8, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020671/oral-lactobacillus-counts-predict-weight-gain-susceptibility-a-6-year-follow-up-study
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Johanne Aviaja Rosing, Karen Christina Walker, Benjamin A H Jensen, Berit L Heitmann
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown an association between weight change and the makeup of the intestinal microbiota in humans. Specifically, Lactobacillus, a part of the entire gastrointestinal tract's microbiota, has been shown to contribute to weight regulation. AIM: We examined the association between the level of oral Lactobacillus and the subsequent 6-year weight change in a healthy population of 322 Danish adults aged 35-65 years at baseline. DESIGN: Prospective observational study...
October 12, 2017: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960085/the-clinical-effectiveness-of-insulin-glargine-in-patients-with-type-i-diabetes-in-brazil-findings-and-implications
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Lays P Marra, Vânia E Araújo, Gerusa Cc Oliveira, Leonardo M Diniz, Augusto A Guerra Júnior, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Brian Godman, Juliana Álvares
AIM: Published studies have challenged the cost-effectiveness of insulin glargine versus neutral protamine hagedorn (NPH) insulins in Brazil with limited evidence of increased effectiveness despite considerably higher acquisition costs. However, still a controversy. Consequently, there is a need to address this. MATERIALS & METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of Type I diabetes patients receiving insulin glargine in Brazil following NPH insulin who met the criteria...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924296/applied-carbohydrate-counting
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Lovely Gupta, Deepak Khandelwal, Sanjay Kalra
Carbohydrate counting or "carb counting" is a meal planning technique for persons with diabetes for managing blood glucose levels by tracking the grams of carbohydrate consumed at meals. With better patient education and awareness, carb counting has become an important step in diabetes management. People with all types of diabetes can be benefited with this approach via improved glycaemic control and quality of life. In the first part of this review basic principles of carbohydrate counting, its application in clinical practice and exchange lists pertaining primarily to South Asian populations have been discussed...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916969/comparison-of-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-ca-19-9-in-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-head-masses-in-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis
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Shanavas Kakkat, Ramesh Rajan, R S Sindhu, Bonny Natesh, S Raviram
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic head ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and inflammatory head masses (IHM) related to chronic pancreatitis are often difficult to differentiate. PDAC produces significant inflammatory response with resultant lymphopenia and thrombocytosis. The prognostic role of platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) as a tumor marker has been defined. We aimed to find the role of PLR as a diagnostic marker for PDAC in differentiating benign head mass comparing with carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893216/antimalarial-efficacy-of-pongamia-pinnata-l-pierre-against-plasmodium-falciparum-3d7-strain-and-plasmodium-berghei-anka
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P V V Satish, K Sunita
BACKGROUND: The objective of the current study was to assess the in vitro antiplasmodial activities of leaf, bark, flower, and the root of Pongamia pinnata against chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum (3D7 strain), cytotoxicity against Brine shrimp larvae and THP-1 cell line. For in vivo study, the plant extract which has shown potent in vitro antimalarial activity was tested against Plasmodium berghei (ANKA strain). METHODS: The plant Pongamia pinnata was collected from the herbal garden of Acharya Nagarjuna University of Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India...
September 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879636/-cr3o-o2cch2ch3-6-h2o-3-no3%C3%A2-h2o-cr3-toxicity-potential-in-bacterial-and-mammalian-cells
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Lu Jiang, John B Vincent, Melissa M Bailey
Chromium(III) has generally been considered to be essential for proper carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, and, despite recent evidence to the contrary, chromium(III)-containing compounds remain one of the most popular commercial dietary supplements. Cr3, or [Cr3O(O2CCH2CH3)6(H2O)3]NO3·H2O, is a trivalent chromium compound that is a promising chromium nutritional supplement. Studies with Cr3 have indicated that it is non-toxic in developmental and short- and long-term exposure studies in rodents, but the safety of this compound to chromosomes and cells has not been explored...
September 7, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870105/characterization-of-volatile-compounds-produced-by-lactobacillus-helveticus-strains-in-a-hard-cheese-model
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Facundo Cuffia, Carina V Bergamini, Irma V Wolf, Erica R Hynes, María C Perotti
Starter cultures of Lactobacillus helveticus used in hard cooked cheeses play an important role in flavor development. In this work, we studied the capacity of three strains of L. helveticus, two autochthonous (Lh138 and Lh209) and one commercial (LhB02), to grow and to produce volatile compounds in a hard cheese extract. Bacterial counts, pH, profiles of organic acids, carbohydrates, and volatile compounds were analyzed during incubation of extracts for 14 days at 37 ℃. Lactobacilli populations were maintained at 10(6) CFU ml(-1) for Lh138, while decreases of approx...
January 1, 2017: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839326/carbohydrate-counting-1-south-asian-framework
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Lovely Gupta, Deepak Khandelwal, Sanjay Kalra
Carbohydrate counting or "carb counting" is a meal planning technique for persons with diabetes for managing blood glucose levels by tracking the grams of carbohydrate consumed at meals. It has shown to improve glycaemic control and glycaemic variability and decreases risk of hypoglycaemia in persons with diabetes especially on insulins. It needs basic education of the patient regarding meal plan, assessment of carbohydrate content of various foods and also exchange lists. It also gives flexibility of food choice, helps to identify patterns in blood glucose levels and adjustment of pre meals short acting insulins as related to food intake...
August 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835510/a-systematic-review-of-performance-enhancing-pharmacologicals-and-biotechnologies-in-the-army
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Henry Ko, K E Hunter, A M Scott, M Ayson, M L Willson
INTRODUCTION: In 2015, the Australian Army commissioned a systematic review to assess the evidence on effectiveness and safety of pharmacological and biotechnological products for cognitive enhancement specifically in Army personnel. METHODS: Searches for studies examining biotechnological and pharmacological products in Army populations were conducted in December 2015. Cochrane CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsycINFO were searched without date or language restrictions...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807307/significance-of-anti-carla-salivary-iga-antibody-in-first-grazing-season-cattle-naturally-infected-with-gastrointestinal-nematodes
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Aurélie Merlin, Richard Shaw, Alain Chauvin, Nathalie Bareille, Christophe Chartier
A carbohydrate larval surface antigen (CarLA) present on infective larvae of all trichostrongylid nematodes is a target antigen for host immunoglobulins (Ig). Levels of anti-CarLA salivary IgA antibody (CarLA-IgA) have been shown to be correlated to the level of protective immunity to GIN in sheep and deer but no information is available in cattle. The first objective of this study was to assess the pattern of CarLA-IgA response in 7 groups (G1-G7) of first grazing season cattle (FGSC) naturally infected with gastrointestinal nematodes...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
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