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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324127/development-of-certified-reference-materials-for-electrolytes-in-human-serum-gbw09124-09126
#1
Liuxing Feng, Jun Wang, Yanjie Cui, Naijie Shi, Haifeng Li, Hongmei Li
Three reference materials, at relatively low, middle, and high concentrations, were developed for analysis of the mass fractions of electrolytes (K, Ca, Na, Mg, Cl, and Li) in human serum. The reference materials were prepared by adding high purity chloride salts to normal human serum. The concentration range of the three levels is within ±20% of normal human serum. It was shown that 14 units with duplicate analysis is enough to demonstrate the homogeneity of these candidate reference materials. The statistical results also showed no significant trends in both short-term stability test for 1 week at 40 °C and long-term stability test for 14 months...
March 21, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323657/histology-and-gadolinium-distribution-in-the-rodent-brain-after-the-administration-of-cumulative-high-doses-of-linear-and-macrocyclic-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents
#2
Jessica Lohrke, Anna-Lena Frisk, Thomas Frenzel, Laura Schöckel, Martin Rosenbruch, Gregor Jost, Diana Constanze Lenhard, Martin A Sieber, Volker Nischwitz, Astrid Küppers, Hubertus Pietsch
OBJECTIVES: Retrospective studies in patients with primary brain tumors or other central nervous system pathologies as well as postmortem studies have suggested that gadolinium (Gd) deposition occurs in the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP) after multiple administrations of primarily linear Gd-based contrast agents (GBCAs). However, this deposition has not been associated with any adverse effects or histopathological alterations. The aim of this preclinical study was to systematically examine differences between linear and macrocyclic GBCAs in their potential to induce changes in brain and skin histology including Gd distribution in high spatial resolution...
March 20, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320134/post-hemorrhagic-hydrocephalus-recent-advances-and-new-therapeutic-insights
#3
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Qianwei Chen, Zhou Feng, Qiang Tan, Jing Guo, Jun Tang, Liang Tan, Hua Feng, Zhi Chen
Post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH), also referred to as progressive ventricular dilatation, is caused by disturbances in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow or absorption following hemorrhage in the brain. As one of the most serious complications of neonatal/adult intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and traumatic brain injury (TBI), PHH is associated with increased morbidity and disability of these events. Common sequelae of PHH include neurocognitive impairment, motor dysfunction, and growth impairment...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320080/interlaboratory-trial-for-the-measurement-of-total-cobalt-in-equine-urine-and-plasma-by-icp-ms
#4
Marie-Agnes Popot, Emmie N M Ho, Natali Stojiljkovic, Florian Bagilet, Pierre Remy, Pascal Maciejewski, Benoit Loup, George H M Chan, Sabine Hargrave, Rick M Arthur, Charlie Russo, James White, Pamela Hincks, Clive Pearce, George Ganio, Paul Zahra, David Batty, Mark Jarrett, Lydia Brooks, Lise-Anne Prescott, Ludovic Bailly-Chouriberry, Yves Bonnaire, Terence S M Wan
Cobalt is an essential mineral micronutrient and is regularly present in equine nutritional and feed supplements. Therefore, cobalt is naturally present at low concentrations in biological samples. The administration of cobalt chloride is considered to be blood doping and is thus prohibited. In order to control the misuse of cobalt, it was mandatory to establish an international threshold for cobalt in plasma and/or in urine. To achieve this goal an international collaboration, consisting of an interlaboratory comparison, between 5 laboratories for the urine study and 8 laboratories for the plasma study has been undertaken...
March 20, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319428/two-cases-of-first-onset-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-associated-with-moderate-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-after-ivf-treatment-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Mehmet Firat Mutlu, Koray Aslan, Ismail Guler, Ilknur Mutlu, Mehmet Erdem, Nuray Bozkurt, Ahmet Erdem
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is an uncommon disorder, which generally occurs in the second and third trimester of pregnancy with symptoms of pruritus. The cause of ICP is unknown but genetic, hormonal and environmental factors contribute to its pathogenesis. The aetiology of ICP is unclear but elevation in oestrogen levels thought to cause ICP is typically seen in the third trimester of pregnancy, and for this reason it is not usually considered in the differential diagnosis of pruritus and liver function disorders in the first trimester of the pregnancy...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317950/in-vivo-identification-of-potential-uranium-protein-targets-in-zebrafish-ovaries-after-chronic-waterborne-exposure
#6
Y Eb-Levadoux, S Frelon, O Simon, C Arnaudguilhem, R Lobinski, S Mounicou
Ecotoxicological studies have indicated the reprotoxicity of uranium (U) in zebrafish, but its molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Due to the non-covalent nature of U-protein complexes, canonical proteomics approaches are often not relevant as they usually use denaturating reagents or solvents. In this study, non-denaturating (ND) methods were used to obtain insight into the nature of U potential targets in ovaries of reproduced and non-reproduced zebrafish after 20 days of exposure to an environmentally relevant U concentration (20 μg L(-1))...
March 20, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315385/a-study-on-the-in-vitro-percutaneous-absorption-of-silver-nanoparticles-in-combination-with-aluminum-chloride-methyl-paraben-or-di-n-butyl-phthalate
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Katarzyna Domeradzka-Gajda, Marek Nocuń, Joanna Roszak, Beata Janasik, C Derrick Quarles, Wojciech Wąsowicz, Jarosław Grobelny, Emilia Tomaszewska, Grzegorz Celichowski, Katarzyna Ranoszek-Soliwoda, Małgorzata Cieślak, Dorota Puchowicz, Jhanis J Gonzalez, Richard E Russo, Maciej Stępnik
Some reports indicate that the silver released from dermally applied products containing silver nanoparticles (AgNP) (e.g. wound dressings or cosmetics) can penetrate the skin, particularly if damaged. AgNP were also shown to have cytotoxic and genotoxic activity. In the present study percutaneous absorption of AgNP of two different nominal sizes (Ag15nm or Ag45nm by STEM) and surface modification, i.e. citrate or PEG stabilized nanoparticles, in combination with cosmetic ingredients, i.e. aluminum chloride (AlCl3), methyl paraben (MPB), or di-n-butyl phthalate (DBPH) was assessed using in vitro model based on dermatomed pig skin...
March 14, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315002/determination-of-platinum-group-elements-in-particulate-matter-by-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
#8
Jasmina Rinkovec, Gordana Pehnec, Silva Žužul, Sanda Rončević
This study examined a method for determination of rhodium (Rh), palladium (Pd) and platinum (Pt) in particulate matter using standard solutions, model samples and certified reference materials (NIST 1648a and ERM CZ120). The method was based on microwave digestion followed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The results showed that the stability of the standard solution mixture of Rh, Pd and Pt was better when chlorides were present in the solution. A membrane filter and one type of quartz filter were the most adequate for analyzing platinum group elements (PGE)...
March 17, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306159/positioning-the-principles-of-precision-medicine-in-care-pathways-for-allergic-rhinitis-and-chronic-rhinosinusitis-an-euforea-aria-epos-airways-icp-statement
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P W Hellings, W J Fokkens, C Bachert, C A Akdis, T Bieber, I Agache, M Bernal-Sprekelsen, G W Canonica, P Gevaert, G Joos, V Lund, A Muraro, M Onerci, T Zuberbier, B Pugin, S F Seys, J Bousquet
Precision medicine (PM) is increasingly recognized as the way forward for optimizing patient care. Introduced in the field of oncology, it is now considered of major interest in other medical domains like allergy and chronic airway diseases, which face an urgent need to improve the level of disease control, enhance patient satisfaction and increase effectiveness of preventive interventions. The combination of personalized care, prediction of treatment success, prevention of disease and patient participation in the elaboration of the treatment plan is expected to substantially improve the therapeutic approach for individuals suffering from chronic disabling conditions...
March 17, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303511/macro-and-microelement-status-in-animal-and-human-hypertension-the-role-of-the-ace-gene-i-d-polymorphism
#10
Olena Pavlyushchik, Viktor Afonin, Svetlana Fatykhava, Polina Shabunya, Viktoryia Sarokina, Aliaksandr Khapaliuk
Genetic factors that predispose to hypertension may contribute to element disturbances observed in hypertensive patients. We tested the hypothesis that the deletion allele of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene is associated with element imbalances in hypertension. The concentrations of elements in genetically predisposed to hypertension rats (SHRs) and their controls (WKY rats) were also examined. ICP-MS was used for elemental analysis of human hair and animal fur. Genotyping was performed by PCR...
March 16, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302981/studies-on-isotope-ratio-measurement-of-cl-by-inductively-coupled-plasma-triple-quad-mass-spectrometry
#11
Masaki Ohata, Yanbei Zhu, Naoko Nonose
Fundamental studies on isotope ratio measurement of Cl were carried out using inductively coupled plasma triple-quad mass spectrometry (ICP-MS/MS) and the analytical performance obtained was compared to that obtained by ICP sector field mass spectrometer (ICP-SFMS). Though the polyatomic ion interferences of (16)O(18)O(1)H and (36)Ar(1)H with respect to (35)Cl and (37)Cl, respectively, made a negative effect on the accuracy and the precision for isotope ratio measurements of Cl, the ICP-SFMS could eliminate these interferences by medium mass resolution mode (m/Δm = 4000) and achieved the isotope ratio measurements with 0...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302978/determination-of-ultra-trace-metal-impurities-in-high-purity-cadmium-using-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry-after-matrix-separation-with-anion-exchange-resin
#12
Ayaka Wada, Naoko Nonose, Masaki Ohata, Tsutomu Miura
The analytical method for ultra-trace metal impurities at μg kg(-1) level in high-purity Cd was examined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) combined with matrix separation by Bio-Rad AG MP-1M anion exchange resin. After the separation of Cd, the metal impurities such as Li, In, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Ga, Sr, Ba and Pb were measured by an ICP-quadrupole mass spectrometer (ICP-QMS) and ICP-sector field mass spectrometer (ICP-SFMS). From the comparison of measured results, it was evaluated that the analytical sensitivity by ICP-SFMS was 10 times higher than ICP-QMS...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302976/fundamental-study-on-ablation-sampling-of-fe-based-binary-alloys-in-laser-induced-breakdown-optical-emission-spectrometry
#13
Xinyue Zhang, Shunsuke Kashiwakura, Kazuaki Wagatsuma
This paper describes the fundamental process of laser ablation occurring in a laser-induced plasma. The sampling process in laser-induced breakdown plasma spectrometry is very complicated and thus has not been fully understood. Our study focused on a relationship between the composition of ablation amounts and the bulk composition, when Fe-based binary alloys were employed as test samples. For this purpose, the ablation amounts of constituent elements in the alloys were determined by ICP-OES, through a method in which ablated deposits by laser irradiation were collected on a glass plate and then dissolved in an acid solution...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302975/chromatographic-separation-of-cd-from-plants-via-anion-exchange-resin-for-an-isotope-determination-by-multiple-collector-icp-ms
#14
Rongfei Wei, Qingjun Guo, Hanjie Wen, Marc Peters, Junxing Yang, Liyan Tian, Xiaokun Han
In this study, key factors affecting the chromatographic separation of Cd from plants, such as the resin column, digestion and purification procedures, were experimentally investigated. A technique for separating Cd from plant samples based on single ion-exchange chromatography has been developed, which is suitable for the high-precision analysis of Cd isotopes by multiple-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS). The robustness of the technique was assessed by replicate analyses of Cd standard solutions and plant samples...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301688/multiplex-single-cell-quantification-of-rare-rna-transcripts-from-protoplasts-in-a-model-plant-system
#15
Ulhas S Kadam, Burkhard Schulz, Joseph M K Irudayaraj
Here we demonstrate multiplex and simultaneous detection of four different rare RNA species from plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and gold nanoprobes at single cell resolution. We show the applicability of nanoparticle-based Raman spectroscopic sensor to study intracellular RNA copies. First, we demonstrate that gold-nanoparticles decorate with Raman probes and carrying specific nucleic acid probe sequences can be uptaken by the protoplasts. We confirm the internalization of gold nanoprobes by TEM, ICP-MS, and fluorescence imaging...
March 16, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300719/idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-in-monozygotic-female-twins-intracranial-pressure-dynamics-and-treatment-outcome
#16
Manolis Polemikos, Hans E Heissler, Elvis J Hermann, Joachim K Krauss
BACKGROUND: Familial cases of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) are exceedingly rare and its occurrence has not been reported before in monozygotic twins. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe the cases of monozygotic female twins who developed IIH at age 25 and at age 28, respectively. Continuous intracranial pressure monitoring confirmed elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) as measured initially by lumbar puncture. In both cases, successful treatment with resolution of papilledema and symptoms relief was achieved after ventriculoperitoneal shunting...
March 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298622/time-course-changes-of-nldl-induced-erectile-dysfunction
#17
N Durmus, A Toylu, S Evcim, B C Soner, O Demir, E Kahraman, T Demir, B Irer, S Gidener, N Atabey, A Esen
Hyperlipidemia is an important risk factor for atherosclerosis and is frequently seen in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED). This study was designed to evaluate whether the acute effect of native low-density lipoprotein (nLDL) on intracavernosal pressure (ICP) is reversible and related to plasma asymmetrical dimethylarginine (ADMA), endogenous inhibition of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) levels and eNOS expression in cavernous tissues. Hyperlipidemia was induced by a single dose of intravenous 4 mg kg(-1) nLDL...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298162/expression-and-significance-of-dendritic-cells-and-th17-treg-in-serum-and-placental-tissues-of-patients-with-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
#18
Xiang Kong, Yan Kong, Fangyuan Zhang, Tingting Wang, Xiaotong Zhu
PURPOSE: Dendritic cells (DCs) are involved in immune system, which can also regulate the differentiation of T helper 17 (Th17) and regulatory T cells (Treg). DCs and Th17/Treg participate in preeclampsia and recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA), but there is still lack of research in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). The aim was to evaluate the expression and significance of CD83(+)DCs, CD1a(+)DCs, interleukin-17 (IL-17) and IL-35 in serum and placental tissues of patients with ICP...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296070/a-retrospective-case-comparison-study-of-the-relationship-between-an-integrated-care-pathway-for-people-diagnosed-with-schizophrenia-in-acute-mental-health-care-and-service-users-length-of-stay-readmission-rates-and-follow-up-within-7-days-of-discharge
#19
Julie Hall, Susan Brown, Tim Carter, Patrick Callaghan
BACKGROUND: Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs) are used to deliver mental health services, yet evidence relating to outcomes is mixed. AIM: To compare service users' length of stay, readmission rates and follow up within 7 days of discharge in a mental health Trust using an ICP to direct the care of people diagnosed with schizophrenia with a Trust using a non-ICP method of care planning in England. METHOD: A cohort study with a random sample of 400 service users with outcomes analysed retrospectively...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295520/androgen-deficiency-impairs-erectile-function-in-rats-through-promotion-of-corporal-fibrosis
#20
K Cui, R Li, R Chen, M Li, T Wang, J Yang, Z Chen, S Wang, J Liu, K Rao
The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of androgen deficiency inducing corporal fibrosis, thereby causing erectile dysfunction (ED). Forty 12-week-old healthy male rats were divided randomly into four groups: normal control group (Control); castration group (Castration); the other 20 rats were castrated followed by testosterone (T) (orally) each day: castration + 10mg/kg T group (Castration + 10T) and castration + 20 mg/kg T group (Castration + 20T). After 8 weeks' treatment, the main outcome measures were the following: serum levels of T; the ratios of intracavernous pressure (ICP) to mean arterial pressure (MAP); histologic changes in penile smooth muscle cells; the Smad and non-Smad pathways; and extracellular matrix (ECM) protein deposition...
March 10, 2017: Andrologia
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