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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161033/carbon-quantum-dots-grafted-antifouling-membranes-for-osmotic-power-generation-via-pressure-retarded-osmosis-process
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Die Ling Zhao, Subhabrata Das, Tai-Shung Chung
Osmotic power generated by pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO) has attracted global attention as a clean, abundant and renewable energy resource. However, the substrates of PRO membranes are particularly prone to fouling because of their direct contact with various foulants in raw water. This leads to a significant decline in power density and impedes the commercialization of PRO technology. In this work, a facile surface modification method has been developed to obtain a new type of nanoparticle functionalized antifouling PRO membranes...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158712/high-resolution-uhplc-ms-characterization-and-isolation-of-main-compounds-from-the-antioxidant-medicinal-plant-parastrephia-lucida-meyen
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Carlos Echiburu-Chau, Leyla Pastén, Claudio Parra, Jorge Bórquez, Andrei Mocan, Mario J Simirgiotis
High-resolution mass spectrometry is currently used to determine the mass of biologically active compounds in medicinal plants and food and UHPLC-Orbitrap is a relatively new technology that allows fast fingerprinting and metabolomics analysis. Forty-two metabolites including several phenolic acids, flavonoids, coumarines, tremetones and ent-clerodane diterpenes were accurately identified for the first time in the resin of the medicinal plant Parastrephia lucida (Asteraceae) a Chilean native species, commonly called umatola, collected in the pre-cordillera and altiplano regions of northern Chile, by means of UHPLC-PDA-HR-MS...
November 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156652/comparison-of-the-chemical-profiles-and-antioxidant-activities-of-different-parts-of-cultivated-cistanche-deserticola-using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-and-a-1-1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl-based-assay
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Xiaoming Wang, Jinfang Wang, Huanyu Guan, Rong Xu, Xiaomei Luo, Meifeng Su, Xiaoyan Chang, Wenting Tan, Jun Chen, Yue Shi
In this study, a sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography-photodiode array coupled to quadruple time-of-flight mass (UPLC-PDA-Q/TOF-MS) method and a 1,1-diphenyl-2- picrylhydrazyl (DPPH)-based assay were used to determine the chemical constituents and screen the antioxidant activity profiles of the methanol extracts of different parts of cultivated Cistanche deserticola (C. deserticola). First, qualitative and quantitative chemical composition analyses of the different parts of cultivated C. deserticola were conducted...
November 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151489/an-infectious-pseudoaneurysm-caused-by-ventricular-septal-defect-occluder-in-patent-ductus-arteriosus-closure-in-a-two-year-old-child
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Dingyang Li, Qiu Qiu, Jing Jin, Changdong Zhang, Lijun Wang, Gangcheng Zhang
We present a case of an infectious pseudoaneurysm after patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure with a ventricular septal defect (VSD) occluder in a two-year-old child. The aneurysm grew rapidly but was successfully removed in time and the patient survived. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an infectious pseudoaneurysm caused by VSD occluder in PDA closure.
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145233/prospective-evaluation-of-the-feasibility-safety-and-efficacy-of-cocoon-duct-occluder-for-transcatheter-closure-of-large-patent-ductus-arteriosus-a-single-center-study-with-short-and-medium-term-follow-up-results
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Santosh Kumar Sinha, Mahmadula Razi, Rama Niwas Pandey, Prakash Kumar, Vinay Krishna, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Vikas Mishra, Mohammad Asif, Nasar Abdali, Pradyot Tewari, Ramesh Thakur, Umeshwar Pandey, Chandra Mohan Varma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a novel Cocoon Duct Occluder device for the transcatheter closure (TCC) of large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). METHODS: In this prospective, non-randomized study, consecutive patients with large PDA (narrowest diameter: ≥3.5/4.0 mm in symptomatic/asymptomatic patients, respectively), who underwent TCC with Cocoon Duct Occluder at our institute between November, 2012 and June, 2016 were examined...
November 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143575/determination-of-illegal-adulteration-of-dietary-supplements-with-synthetic-hair-growth-compounds-by-uplc-and-lc-q-tof-ms
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Ji Hyun Lee, Gihaeng Kang, Han Na Park, Jihee Kim, Nam Sook Kim, Seongsoo Park, Sung-Kwan Park, Sun Young Baek, Hoil Kang
In this study, we developed a UPLC-PDA and LC-Q-TOF/MS method to identify and measure the following prohibited substances that may be found in dietary supplements: triaminodil, minoxidil, bimatoprost, alimemazine, diphenylcyclopropenone, α-tradiol, finasteride, methyltestosterone, spironolatone, flutamide, cyproterone, dutasteride, and testosterone 17-propionate.The method was validated according to International Conference on Harmonization guidelines in terms of specificity, linearity, accuracy, precision, LOD, LOQ, recovery, and stability...
November 16, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143440/use-of-innovative-micro-extraction-techniques-to-characterise-harpagophytum-procumbens-root-and-its-commercial-food-supplements
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Alina Diuzheva, Simone Carradori, Vasil Andruch, Marcello Locatelli, Elisa De Luca, Matteo Tiecco, Raimondo Germani, Luigi Menghini, Alessio Nocentini, Paola Gratteri, Cristina Campestre
INTRODUCTION: For the determination of harpagoside and the wide phenolic pattern in Harpagophytum procumbens root and its commercial food supplements, dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME), ultrasound-assisted DLLME (UA-DLLME), and sugaring-out liquid-liquid extraction (SULLE) were tested and compared. OBJECTIVES: In order to optimise the extraction efficiency, DLLME and UA-DLLME were performed in different solvents (water and aqueous solutions of glucose, β-cyclodextrin, (2-hydroxypropyl)-β-cyclodextrin, sodium chloride, natural deep eutectic solvent, and ionic liquid)...
November 16, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143337/intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-rapidly-xenografts-in-chicken-eggs-and-predicts-aggressiveness
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Zhefu Zhao, Nathalie Bauer, Ewa Aleksandrowicz, Libo Yin, Jury Gladkich, Wolfgang Gross, Jörg Kaiser, Thilo Hackert, Oliver Strobel, Ingrid Herr
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas has a high risk of progressing to invasive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), but experimental models for IPMN are largely missing. New experimental systems for the molecular characterization of IPMN and for personalized prognosis and treatment options for IPMN are urgently needed. We analyzed the potential use of fertilized chicken eggs for the culture of freshly resected IPMN tissue. We transplanted 49 freshly resected IPMN tissues into eggs and compared the growth characteristics to IPMN tissues transplanted into mice; this was followed by an analysis of histology, morphology and marker expression...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143001/easily-fabricated-and-lightweight-ppy-pda-agnw-composites-for-excellent-electromagnetic-interference-shielding
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Yan Wang, Fu-Qiang Gu, Li-Juan Ni, Kun Liang, Kyle Marcus, Shu-Li Liu, Fan Yang, Jin-Ju Chen, Zhe-Sheng Feng
Conductive polymer composites (CPCs) containing nanoscale conductive fillers have been widely studied for their potential use in various applications. In this paper, polypyrrole (PPy)/polydopamine (PDA)/silver nanowire (AgNW) composites with high electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding performance, good adhesion ability and light weight are successfully fabricated via a simple in situ polymerization method followed by a mixture process. Benefiting from the intrinsic adhesion properties of PDA, the adhesion ability and mechanical properties of the PPy/PDA/AgNW composites are significantly improved...
November 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142568/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-cardiovascular-complications-after-birth-asphyxia-in-term-neonates
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Mohsen Shahidi, Ghodratollah Evazi, Abdorrahim Afkhamzadeh
Objectives: After birth asphyxia, a variety of hemodynamic disorders may be noted in the neonatal intensive care unit; these require appropriate recognition and management. The present study was designed to demonstrate the prevalence of heart complications amongst asphyxiated newborns. Methods: Through a cohort study, 29 asphyxiated term neonates were followed since birth until amelioration of pulmonary hypertension and compared with 31 well born neonates. Both groups were evaluated for their heart anatomy and hemodynamic with meticulous assessment through echocardiography...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142426/in-silico-and-in-vitro-anticancer-activity-of-isolated-novel-marker-compound-from-chemically-modified-bioactive-fraction-from-curcuma-longa-nccl
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Arshi Naqvi, Richa Malasoni, Swati Gupta, Akansha Srivastava, Rishi R Pandey, Anil Kumar Dwivedi
Background: Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is reported to possess wide array of biological activities. Herbal Medicament (HM) is a standardized hexane-soluble fraction of C. longa and is well known for its neuroprotective effect. Objective: In this study, we attempted to synthesize a novel chemically modified bioactive fraction from HM (NCCL) along with isolation and characterization of a novel marker compound (I). Materials and Methods: NCCL was prepared from HM...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139084/common-hepatic-artery-abutment-or-encasement-is-an-adverse-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-borderline-and-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Geoffrey M Kozak, Jeffrey D Epstein, Sandeep P Deshmukh, Benjamin B Scott, Scott W Keith, Harish Lavu, Charles J Yeo, Jordan M Winter
BACKGROUND: Localized and unresectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) comprises one third of new diagnoses and includes borderline resectable (BR) and locally advanced (LA) unresectable disease. In a cohort of patients who were treated and followed at a single institution, we assessed clinical and radiographic predictors of outcome. METHODS: The study included 69 consecutive patients with BR or LA PDA. Serial imaging studies were reviewed by both a pancreatic surgeon and a radiologist for vascular abutment or encasement by cancer, and they were recorded...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137454/determination-of-cancer-cell-based-ph-sensitive-fluorescent-carbon-nanoparticles-of-cross-linked-polydopamine-by-fluorescence-sensing-of-alkaline-phosphatase-activity-on-coated-surfaces-and-aqueous-solution
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Eun Bi Kang, Cheong A Choi, Zihnil Adha Islamy Mazrad, Sung Han Kim, Insik In, Sung Young Park
The tumor-specific sensitive fluorescence sensing of cellular alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity based on host-guest specific and pH sensitive by ere conducted on coated surfaces and aqueous states. Cross-linked fluorescent nanoparticles (C-FNP) consisting of β-cyclodextrin (β-CD)/boronic acid (BA) and fluorescent hyaluronic acid [FNP(HA)] were conjugated to fluorescent polydopamine [FNP(pDA)]. To determine the quenching effect of this system, hydrolysis of 4-nitrophenyl phosphate (NPP) to 4-nitrophenol (NP) was performed in the cavity of β-CD in the presence of ALP activated photo-induced electron transfer (PET) between NP and C-FNP...
November 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137355/a-pilot-study-evaluating-concordance-between-blood-based-and-patient-matched-tumor-molecular-testing-within-pancreatic-cancer-patients-participating-in-the-know-your-tumor-kyt-initiative
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Michael J Pishvaian, R Joseph Bender, Lynn M Matrisian, Lola Rahib, Andrew Hendifar, William A Hoos, Sam Mikhail, Vincent Chung, Vincent Picozzi, Craig Heartwell, Kimberly Mason, Katelyn Varieur, Metasebia Aberra, Subha Madhavan, Emanuel Petricoin, Jonathan R Brody
Recent improvements in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology have enabled detection of biomarkers in cell-free DNA in blood and may ultimately replace invasive tissue biopsies. However, a better understanding of the performance of blood-based NGS assays is needed prior to routine clinical use. As part of an IRB-approved molecular profiling registry trial of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) patients, we facilitated blood-based NGS testing of 34 patients from multiple community-based and high-volume academic oncology practices...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136869/facile-synthesis-of-fe3o4-pda-core-shell-microspheres-functionalized-with-various-metal-ions-a-systematic-comparison-of-commonly-used-metal-ions-for-imac-enrichment
#15
Jiebing Jiang, Xueni Sun, Yan Li, Chunhui Deng, Gengli Duan
Metal ions differed greatly in affinity towards phosphopeptides, and thus it is essential to systematically compare the phosphopeptides enrichment ability of different metal ions usually used in the IMAC techniques. In this work, for the first time, eight metal ions, including Nb(5+), Ti(4+), Zr(4+), Ga(3+), Y(3+), In(3+), Ce(4+), Fe(3+), were immobilized on the polydopamine (PDA)-coated Fe3O4 (denoted as Fe3O4@PDA-M(n+)), and systematically compared by the real biosamples, in addition to standard phosphopeptides...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132104/hollow-polydopamine-colloidal-composite-particles-structure-tuning-functionalization-and-applications
#16
Yanbing Wang, Bin Shang, Miao Liu, Feng Shi, Bo Peng, Ziwei Deng
Engineering hollow particles with high complexity in their morphology or composition is highly desirable for both fundamental studies and practical applications. Here, we combine mussel-inspired polydopamine (PDA) chemistry with template-assisted and hydrothermal approaches to explore a general approach for engineering hollow PDA colloidal composite particles with tunable complexities in terms of particle geometry, shell architecture and chemical composition. PDA coating and hydrothermal treatment are carried out sequentially in the same environment, which not only simplifies the experimental procedure but also avoids the use of hazardous core-removers...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126990/a-proanthocyanidin-rich-extract-from-cassia-abbreviata-exhibits-antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-activities-in-vivo
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Mansour Sobeh, Mona F Mahmoud, Mohamed A O Abdelfattah, Haroan Cheng, Assem M El-Shazly, Michael Wink
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cassia abbreviata is a small to medium sized branched umbrella-shaped deciduous tree. It is widely spread in the tropics, especially in Africa, having a long history in traditional medicine for the treatment of numerous conditions such as headaches, diarrhea, constipation, some skin diseases, malaria, syphilis, pneumonia, stomach troubles, uterine pains, and against gonorrhea. AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated the phytochemical constituents of a root extract from Cassia abbreviata using HPLC-PDA-ESI-MS/MS...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126472/a-novel-visible-light-driven-photoelectrochemical-immunosensor-based-on-multi-amplification-strategy-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-microcystin-lr
#18
Jie Wei, Aori Qileng, Yun Yan, Hongtao Lei, Shengsen Zhang, Weipeng Liu, Yingju Liu
An ultrasensitive photoelectrochemical (PEC) immunoassay based on multiple signal amplification strategy was fabricated for the detection of microcystin-LR (MC-LR). The CdS/TiO2 nanorod arrays (CdS/TiO2 NRAs) modified FTO electrode, which can weaken the self-oxidation by photogenerated holes of CdS nanoparticles, and limit the recombination of electron-hole pairs and broaden optical absorption of TiO2 NRAs, was used as a visible-light driven material to immobilize antigens. Then, Fe3O4 nanoparticles/polydopamine (Fe3O4@PDA) was used as the carrier to load secondary antibody (Ab2) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP), where Fe3O4 nanoparticles and HRP can synergistically accelerate the oxidation of 4-chloro-1-naphthol (4-CN) by H2O2 to produce biocatalytic precipitation (BCP) on the surface of modified electrode...
November 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125001/hypoxia-due-to-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-edwards-syndrome-a-case-report
#19
Sun Kyung Hoon, Seung-Woo Kang, Sang-Hyun Kwak, Joungmin Kim
Edwards' syndrome also known as trisomy 18 is a congenital disorder associated with cardiovascular issues including ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent duct arteriosus (PDA). An emergency colostomy was performed on a neonate born with an imperforate anus. Pre-operative transthoracic echocardiography showed presence of VSD, a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or ASD. Even though the baby had a good general condition and optimal peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), during positive pressure ventilation, she suffered severe hypoxia (50% SpO2)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123583/medullary-colonic-carcinoma-with-microsatellite-instability-has-lower-survival-compared-with-conventional-colonic-adenocarcinoma-with-microsatellite-instability
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Miguel A Gómez-Álvarez, Leonardo S Lino-Silva, Rosa A Salcedo-Hernández, Alejandro Padilla-Rosciano, Erika B Ruiz-García, Horacio N López-Basave, German Calderillo-Ruiz, José M Aguilar-Romero, Jorge A Domínguez-Rodríguez, Ángel Herrera-Gómez, Abelardo Meneses-García
Introduction: Colorectal medullary carcinoma (MC) is a rare subtype of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma (PDA) with unclear prognostic significance. Microsatellite instable (MSI) colorectal carcinomas have demonstrated better prognosis in clinical stage II. Aim: To analyze the survival and clinicopathological characteristics of MCs versus PDAs with MSI in clinical stage III. Material and methods: We studied 22 cases of PDAs with MSI versus 10 MCs...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
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