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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786813/prediction-of-mortality-in-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-implementations-from-a-tertiary-pediatric-intensive-care-facility
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Ebru Atike Ongun, Oğuz Dursun
BACKGROUND: To explore the mortality risk factors of traumatic brain injury in pediatric intensive care unit admissions. METHODS: Eighty-eight children (categorized using the Glasgow Coma Scale) between September 2014 and December 2016 were analyzed. Emergency department and intensive care course, treatment strategies, axonal injury, intubation and tracheostomy rates, length of intensive care and hospitalization, Rotterdam-CT scores, injury severity scores, and PRISM-III scores were recorded...
May 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786726/boron-doped-graphene-nanosheet-supported-pt-a-highly-active-and-selective-catalyst-for-low-temperature-h-2-scr
#2
Maocong Hu, Zhenhua Yao, Lili Li, Yung-Hao Tsou, Liyuan Kuang, Xiaoyang Xu, Wen Zhang, Xianqin Wang
A series of boron-doped graphene-supported Pt (Pt/BG) nanosheets were designed and synthesized using a one-step facile hydrothermal method. ICP, XPS, and TPD results confirmed that boron atoms were successfully embedded into the graphene matrix. The selective catalytic reduction of nitric oxide with hydrogen (H2-SCR) was tested over Pt/BG catalysts. The multi-roles of doped-boron were investigated by Raman, BET, CO-chemisorption, H2-TPD, XPS, and NO-TPD. Boron doping led to a higher dispersion and smaller size of Pt nanoparticles, facilitated hydrogen spillover, promoted more metallic Pt formation, and increased both H2 and NO chemisorption, which were attributed to an enhanced Pt nucleation rate over doped-boron, electron donation from boron to Pt, and extra chemisorption sites...
May 22, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783198/toxicity-assessment-of-metal-oxide-nano-pollutants-on-tomato-solanum-lycopersicon-a-study-on-growth-dynamics-and-plant-cell-death
#3
Bilal Ahmed, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Javed Musarrat
The present study for the first time demonstrated the interactions of metal oxide (MO) nano-pollutants (CuO and Al2 O3 -NPs) with tissues and cellular DNA of tomato plants grown in soil sand: silt: clay (667:190:143) and Hoagland-hydroponic system and assessed the hazardous effects of NPs on cell physiology and biochemistry. Results of SEM equipped with EDX revealed attachment of variably shaped CuO-NPs (18 nm) and Al2 O3 -NPs (21 nm) on roots, and internalization followed by translocation in plants by ICP-MS and TEM...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780227/neurophysiologic-tests-screening-cognitive-impairment-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-patients
#4
Iman A Elbanhawy, Gihan M Ramzy, Mye A Basheer, Diana M Khedr
Background: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a disorder with increased intracranial pressure of obscure cause. Patients with IIH may suffer from difficulty in thinking or concentrating. This work aimed at highlighting the neurophysiologic suggestions of cognitive impairment in IIH patients. Methods: Twenty patients with IIH-and a similar number of matched control subjects-were examined in this case-control study. The P300 and contingent negative variation (CNV) were performed...
2018: The Egyptian journal of neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776455/optimization-and-validation-of-an-analytical-method-for-the-determination-of-some-trace-and-toxic-elements-in-canned-fruit-juices-using-quadrupole-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometer
#5
Eglal R Souaya, Mona A Khorshed, Mahmoud M Ghuniem
Background: There is increasing concern about the health effects on humans due to continuous consumption of fruit juices contaminated with metals. Objective: Quadrupole inductively coupled mass spectrometry (Q-ICP-MS) was optimized, validated, and applied in routine analysis for determination of As, Pb, Cd, Sb, Hg, Cu, Zn, Fe, Al, Cr, Sn, Co, Mn, and Ni in fruit juice beverages. Methods: Several validation parameters, such as detection limits (DLs), quantification limits, linearity, accuracy, and measurement uncertainty (MU), were studied under optimized Q-ICP-MS conditions...
May 18, 2018: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775048/selective-crystallization-of-four-tungstates-la-2-w-3-o-12-la-2-w-2-o-9-la-14-w-8-o-45-and-la-6-w-2-o-15-via-hydrothermal-reaction-and-comparative-study-of-eu-3-luminescence
#6
Xiaofei Shi, Zhihao Wang, Toshiaki Takei, Xuejiao Wang, Qi Zhu, Xiaodong Li, Byung-Nam Kim, Xudong Sun, Ji-Guang Li
Hydrothermal reaction at 200 °C was systematically undertaken in wide ranges of solution pH (4-13) and W/La molar ratio ( R = 0.5-2), without using any organic additive, to investigate the effect of hydrothermal parameter on product property and the underlying mechanism. Combined analysis by X-ray diffraction (XRD), inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectroscopy, elemental mapping, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed that either a decreasing pH or increasing R value yielded a product richer in W and, conversely, richer in La...
May 18, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773187/gd-accumulation-in-tissues-of-healthy-mice-upon-repeated-administrations-of-gadodiamide-and-gadoteridol
#7
Enza Di Gregorio, Rebecca Iani, Giuseppe Ferrauto, Raffaele Nuzzi, Silvio Aime, Eliana Gianolio
The aim of this work was to investigate, by five different administration protocols, the impact of the dosage, the time passed after the last injection and the frequency of injections, on accumulation and distribution of Gd-containing species in the body tissues of healthy mice upon repeated injections of Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents (GBCAs). Gadodiamide and Gadoteridol have been compared. The amount of Gd retained in several tissues/organs (cerebrum, cerebellum, spleen, liver, kidneys, eyes, skin, bone and muscle) has been assessed by ICP-MS upon administration of the GBCAs i) at three weeks or three months after the last administration, ii) when one, three or twelve doses of GBCA were administered and iii) when administrations were made every two weeks...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773180/influence-of-f-1-hybridization-on-the-metal-uptake-behaviour-of-pine-trees-pinus-nigra-x-pinus-thunbergiana-pinus-thunbergiana-x-pinus-nigra
#8
Iva Juranović-Cindrić, Michaela Zeiner, Ana Starčević, Zlatko Liber, Gordana Rusak, Marilena Idžojtić, Gerhard Stingeder
Pine needles have been considered to be useful bio-indicators for air pollution. This phenomenon can be used for environmental studies for monitoring purposes. Additionally, this fact offers the possibility to study uptake and accumulation behaviour not only in different species, but also in hybrids obtained from common pine trees to inheritage processes. Therefore, needles of Pinus nigra Arnold and Pinus thunbergiana Franco as well as of their F1 hybrids were investigated for essential and non-essential metals, such as Al, B, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cu, Cr, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Sr, and Zn...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772846/analysis-of-the-content-of-chromium-in-certain-parts-of-the-human-knee-joint
#9
Wojciech Roczniak, Barbara Brodziak-Dopierała, Elżbieta Cipora, Agata Jakóbik-Kolon, Magdalena Konieczny, Magdalena Babuśka-Roczniak
Chromium is an essential microelement in the human body. It exerts an effect on bones by modulating their biochemical parameters: alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP). With considerable accumulation of chromium in the skeleton, the activity of alkaline phosphatase was found to decrease, which affected bone formation rate. The study objective was to analyze chromium content in the knee tissues. Tissues for analysis were obtained during endoprosthesoplasty of the knee joint and included tibia, femur, and meniscus tissues...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771533/half-cell-ion-concentration-polarization-on-nafion-coated-electrode
#10
Rhokyun Kwak, Jongyoon Han
On ion selective membranes, cation/anion selective transport under electric field initiates ion concentration polarization (ICP); ion concentration increases at one side of the membrane (ion enrichment), while it decreases at the other side (ion depletion). This polarization always occurs as the pair of ion enrichment and ion depletion. Here, departing from such pair generation, we demonstrate that only half of ICP (either ion enrichment or ion depletion) can be solitary on a Nafion-coated electrode. Current-voltage-time responses and conductance measurement capture this half-cell ICP with qualitative in situ pH / ion concentration visualization...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770676/-treatment-and-nursing-of-a-cysticercosis-patient-with-multiple-foci
#11
Fang Yu-Hua, Deng Ji-Guang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relevant data, including medical history, treatment and nursing of one cysticercosis patient with multiple foci in Baise City, so as to provide the evidence for improving the treatment and nursing of cysticercosis in the future. METHODS: The data of diet history, diagnosis, treatment and nursing of the patient were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: The patient was a permanent resident in a cysticercosis high endemic area and had a definite history of eating measly pork...
February 10, 2018: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770250/the-usefulness-of-indocyanine-green-during-surgery-for-hypervascular-posterior-fossa-tumors
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Takahiro Shinya, Hideki Nagamine, Ken-Ichi Sugawara, Shogo Ishiuchi
Background: Cerebral hemangioblastomas are benign tumors with abundant blood flow that occur mainly in the posterior fossa. Tumor removal en bloc is important in surgical treatment because of the risk of bleeding; however, it is actually rather difficult in practice. Therefore, we propose a surgical strategy for visualizing hypervascular tumors of the posterior fossa utilizing indocyanine green (ICG). Case Description: Case 1 involved a 48-year-old male with a history of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770118/neuroinflammation-as-a-target-for-intervention-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Airton Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel, R Loch Macdonald
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a sub-type of hemorrhagic stroke associated with the highest rates of mortality and long-term neurological disabilities. Despite the improvement in the management of SAH patients and the reduction in case fatality in the last decades, disability and mortality remain high in this population. Brain injury can occur immediately and in the first days after SAH. This early brain injury can be due to physical effects on the brain such as increased intracranial pressure, herniations, intracerebral, intraventricular hemorrhage, and hydrocephalus...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768927/ultrasonographic-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-to-detect-increased-intracranial-pressure-in-adults-a-meta-analysis
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Sung-Eun Kim, Eun Pyo Hong, Heung Cheol Kim, Si Un Lee, Jin Pyeong Jeon
Background The optimal optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) cut-off for identifying increased intracranial pressure (IICP) remains unclear in adult patients. Purpose To validate the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonographic (US) ONSD > 5.0 mm as a cut-off for detecting IICP by computed tomographic (CT) through a meta-analysis. Material and Methods A systemic literature review was performed of online databases from January 1990 to September 2017. A bivariate random-effects model was used to estimate pooled sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768427/differential-effects-of-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-1%C3%AE-on-the-control-of-metal-metabolism-and-cadmium-induced-cell-death-in-chronic-inflammation
#15
Paola Bonaventura, Aline Lamboux, Francis Albarède, Pierre Miossec
OBJECTIVE: Interleukin-1-beta (IL-1β) and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) are both monocyte-derived cytokines. Both cytokines have been previously described to exert a role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis synergizing with other pro-inflammatory mediators, such as interleukin-17 (IL-17) on target cells, for the perpetuation of the inflammatory response (e.g. IL-6 production). In the context of experimental RA, Cd addition has an anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory effect when associated to IL-17/TNF-α stimulation, due to its accumulation in synoviocytes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767397/the-potential-role-of-spherocrystals-in-the-detoxification-of-essential-trace-metals-following-exposure-to-cu-and-zn-in-the-fighting-conch-strombus-lobatus-pugilis
#16
Jean-Marie Volland, Paco Bustamante, Dalila Aldana Aranda, Olivier Gros
Crypt cells-one of the three cell types composing Strombidae digestive tubules-are characterized by the presence of numerous metal-containing phosphate granules termed spherocrystals. We explored the bioaccumulation and detoxification of metals in Strombidae by exposing wild fighting conch Strombus pugilis for 9 days to waterborne CuSO4 and ZnSO4 . The total amount of Cu and Zn was determined in the digestive gland and in the rest of the body by Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) analyses. The digestive gland spherocrystal metal content was investigated based on the semi-quantitative energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) elemental analysis...
May 16, 2018: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766265/surgery-for-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytomas-in-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#17
Martine Fohlen, Sarah Ferrand-Sorbets, Olivier Delalande, Georg Dorfmüller
OBJECTIVE: Subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs) are low-grade intraventricular glial tumors that develop in 10-15% of patients with tuberous sclerosis complex; they often cause hydrocephalus and are potentially accessible to a surgical treatment. Our aim is to evaluate morbidity and results after surgery in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. METHOD: We present a retrospective series of 18 pediatric patients operated on for SEGA between 2006 and 2016 at our institution...
May 15, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763442/platinum-corrosion-products-from-electrode-contacts-of-human-cochlear-implants-induce-cell-death-in-cell-culture-models
#18
Kirsten Wissel, Gudrun Brandes, Nils Pütz, Gian Luigi Angrisani, Jan Thieleke, Thomas Lenarz, Martin Durisin
Despite the technological progress made with cochlear implants (CI), impedances and their diagnosis remain a focus of interest. Increases in impedance have been related to technical defects of the electrode as well as inflammatory and/or fibrosis along the electrode. Recent studies have demonstrated highly increased impedances as the result of corroded platinum (Pt) electrode contacts. This in vitro study examined the effects of Pt ions and compounds generated by corrosion of the electrode contacts of a human CI on cell metabolism...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762732/calcium-particle-size-effects-on-plasma-excreta-and-urinary-ca-and-p-changes-in-broiler-breeder-hens
#19
M K Manangi, P Maharjan, C N Coon
An experiment was conducted using non-colostomized and colostomized broiler breeder hens to determine the effects of feeding limestone of 2 different mean particle sizes (185 microns and 3490 microns) on P excretion, total P and Ca retention, and urinary P and Ca excretion during a 6-week feeding study. Additionally, changes in plasma inorganic P (iP) and ionic Ca (Ca++) and urinary excretion of P and Ca were determined in one egg laying cycle of 24 hours. One-hundred-fifty non-colostomized and 6 colostomized broiler breeder hens, 30 wk of age, were divided into 2 groups and fed broiler breeder diets supplemented with either small particle or large particle limestone...
May 11, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756721/-pseudotumor-cerebri-associated-with-hypovitaminosis-a-b6-and-d-about-two-cases
#20
Ana M Silva, José Méndez, Marisol Toma, Alejandra González, Federico Bois
Idiopathic endocranial hypertension is infrequently associated with hypovitaminosis A and D. The case of an 8-year-old female with 24-hour blurred vision and bilateral papilledema is presented. Nuclear magnetic resonance was normal. Opening pressure of cerebrospinal fluid: 260 mmH2O. She presented vitamin A and D deficiency and started replacement therapy. The second case corresponds to a 12-year-old male with fever and odynophagia of 3 days. History of glomerulonephritis and overweight. He had bipalpebral edema and papilledema...
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
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