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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431637/transcranial-color-coded-sonography-of-vertebral-artery-for-diagnosis-of-right-to-left-shunts
#1
Teppei Komatsu, Yuka Terasawa, Ayumi Arai, Kenichi Sakuta, Hidetaka Mitsumura, Yasuyuki Iguchi
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether contrast transcranial color-coded sonography of vertebral artery monitoring via the foramen magnum window (cTCCS-VA) is useful to detect right-to-left shunt (RLS). We investigated whether cTCCS-VA can be proposed as an alternative to middle cerebral artery monitoring via the temporal bone window (cTCCS-MCA) for RLS detection, as compared with contrast transesophageal echocardiography (cTEE). METHODS: We evaluated 112 patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426990/concentration-of-perfluorinated-compounds-and-cotinine-in-human-foetal-organs-placenta-and-maternal-plasma
#2
Linn Salto Mamsen, Bo A G Jönsson, Christian H Lindh, Rasmus H Olesen, Agnete Larsen, Erik Ernst, Thomas W Kelsey, Claus Yding Andersen
BACKGROUND: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are bio-accumulative pollutants, and prenatal exposure to PFASs is believed to impact human foetal development and may have long-term adverse health effects later in life. Additionally, maternal cigarette smoking may be associated with PFAS levels. Foetal exposure has previously been estimated from umbilical cord plasma, but the actual concentration in foetal organs has never been measured. OBJECTIVES: The concentrations of 5 PFASs and cotinine - the primary metabolite of nicotine - were measured in human foetuses, placentas, and maternal plasma to evaluate to what extent these compounds were transferred from mother to foetus and to determine if the PFAS concentrations were associated with maternal cigarette smoking...
April 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425113/environmental-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-exposure-drives-t-cell-activation-in-bottlenose-dolphins
#3
Adam C Soloff, Bethany Jacobs Wolf, Natasha D White, Derek Muir, Sean Courtney, Gary Hardiman, Gregory D Bossart, Patricia A Fair
Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are highly stable compounds that have been associated with immunotoxicity in epidemiologic studies and experimental rodent models. Lengthy half-lives and resistance to environmental degradation result in bioaccumulation of PFAAs in humans and wildlife. Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), the most prevalent PFAA detected within the environment, is found at high levels in occupationally exposed humans. We have monitored the environmental exposure of dolphins in the Charleston, SC region for over 10 years and levels of PFAAs, and PFOS in particular, were significantly elevated...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420867/interaction-effects-of-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-and-sex-steroid-hormones-on-asthma-among-children
#4
Yang Zhou, Li-Wen Hu, Zhengmin Min Qian, Sarah Dee Geiger, Katelyn L Parrish, Shyamali C Dharmage, Brittany Campbell, Marjut Roponen, Pasi Jalava, Maija-Riitta Hirvonen, Joachim Heinrich, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Bo-Yi Yang, Xiao-Di Qin, Yungling Leo Lee, Guang-Hui Dong
To evaluate the interactions between polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and reproductive hormones and associated asthma, a total of 231 asthmatic and 225 non-asthmatic adolescents were selected from northern Taiwan in the Genetic and Biomarkers study for Childhood Asthma from 2009-2010. The interaction between PFASs and reproductive hormones on asthma was analyzed with a two-level binary logistic regression model. The results showed that, among asthmatics, PFASs were positively associated with estradiol levels and negatively associated with testosterone levels...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420092/analysis-of-sub-lethal-toxicity-of-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-pfos-to-daphnia-magna-using-%C3%A2-h-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-based-metabolomics
#5
Martha N Kariuki, Edward G Nagato, Brian P Lankadurai, André J Simpson, Myrna J Simpson
¹H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabolomics was used to characterize the response of Daphnia magna after sub-lethal exposure to perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), a commonly found environmental pollutant in freshwater ecosystems. Principal component analysis (PCA) scores plots showed significant separation in the exposed samples relative to the controls. Partial least squares (PLS) regression analysis revealed a strong linear correlation between the overall metabolic response and PFOS exposure concentration...
April 14, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418092/atmospheric-chlorinated-polyfluorinated-ether-sulfonate-and-ionic-perfluoroalkyl-acids-in-2006-to-2014-in-dalian-china
#6
Wei Liu, Hui Qin, Jingwen Li, Qian Zhang, Huanhuan Zhang, Zaoshi Wang, Xin He
Chlorinated polyfluorinated ether sulfonate (Cl-PFESA; trade name F-53B) is an alternative product for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) used in metal plating; little is known about its levels in the environment and its risks. To our knowledge, the present study constitutes the first report of Cl-PFESA in the atmosphere. In 2006 to 2014, C8 Cl-PFESA, along with ionic perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs), was detected in atmospheric particulate matter in Dalian, China. Concentrations of C8 Cl-PFESA increased from 140 pg/m(3) in 2007 to 722 pg/m(3) in 2014...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411449/prenatal-concentrations-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-and-early-communication-development-in-british-girls
#7
Zuha Jeddy, Terryl J Hartman, Ethel V Taylor, Cayla Poteete, Katarzyna Kordas
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), found in many household products and classed as endocrine disrupting chemicals, can be transferred through the placenta and are associated with multiple developmental deficits in offspring. Using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), we investigated the association between intrauterine exposure to PFAS and early communication development in 432 mother-daughter dyads at 15 and 38months of age. Concentrations of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS), and perfluorononanoate (PFNA) were measured in maternal serum collected during pregnancy...
April 12, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401367/perfluoroalkyl-acids-pfaas-in-sediments-from-rivers-of-the-pearl-river-delta-southern-china
#8
Baolin Liu, Hong Zhang, Juying Li, Weihua Dong, Liuwei Xie
Having been largely used in industrial and household products, perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) appear in environmental and biological systems with prevalence and persistence and have raised great concern in recent years. The present study is aimed at studying concentrations and composition profiles of 16 PFAAs in surface sediments collected from 51 sampling locations in 4 main rivers of the Pearl River Delta, one of the economy-developed areas in China. The total PFAA concentrations (∑ PFAAs) were determined in a wide range of 1...
May 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393070/assessment-of-toxicological-perturbations-and-variants-of-pancreatic-islet-development-in-the-zebrafish-model
#9
Karilyn E Sant, Haydee M Jacobs, Jiali Xu, Katrina A Borofski, Larry G Moss, Jennifer B Moss, Alicia R Timme-Laragy
The pancreatic islets, largely comprised of insulin-producing beta cells, play a critical role in endocrine signaling and glucose homeostasis. Because they have low levels of antioxidant defenses and a high perfusion rate, the endocrine islets may be a highly susceptible target tissue of chemical exposures. However, this endpoint, as well as the integrity of the surrounding exocrine pancreas, is often overlooked in studies of developmental toxicology. Disruption of development by toxicants can alter cell fate and migration, resulting in structural alterations that are difficult to detect in mammalian embryo systems, but that are easily observed in the zebrafish embryo model (Danio rerio)...
September 2016: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392065/quantitative-bias-analysis-of-a-reported-association-between-perfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas-and-endometriosis-the-influence-of-oral-contraceptive-use
#10
Gerard Ngueta, Matthew P Longnecker, Miyoung Yoon, Christopher D Ruark, Harvey J Clewell, Melvin E Andersen, Marc-André Verner
An association between serum levels of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and endometriosis has recently been reported in an epidemiologic study. Oral contraceptive use to treat dysmenorrhea (pelvic pain associated with endometriosis) could potentially influence this association by reducing menstrual fluid loss, a route of excretion for PFAS. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the influence of differential oral contraceptive use on the association between PFAS and endometriosis. We used a published life-stage physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model to simulate plasma levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from birth to age at study participation (range 18-44years)...
April 6, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392064/prenatal-exposure-to-perfluoroalkyl-acids-and-prevalence-of-infectious-diseases-up-to-4years-of-age
#11
Houman Goudarzi, Chihiro Miyashita, Emiko Okada, Ikuko Kashino, Chi-Jen Chen, Sachiko Ito, Atsuko Araki, Sumitaka Kobayashi, Hideyuki Matsuura, Reiko Kishi
Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are synthetic chemicals with ability to repel oils and water, and have been widely used in many industrial and household applications such as adhesives and water- and stain-repellent surfaces to nonstick coatings. Animal studies have shown that PFAAs have immunotoxic effects. However, few epidemiological studies have investigated the effects of PFAAs on infectious diseases occurrence. We examined the relationship between prenatal exposure to PFAAs and prevalence of infectious diseases up to 4years of life...
April 6, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391925/removal-of-perfluorinated-surfactants-from-wastewater-by-adsorption-and-ion-exchange-influence-of-material-properties-sorption-mechanism-and-modeling
#12
Falk Schuricht, Ekaterina S Borovinskaya, Wladimir Reschetilowski
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) has attracted increasing concern in recent years due to its world-wide distribution, persistence, bioaccumulation and potential toxicity. The influence of sorbent properties on the adsorptive elimination of PFOS from wastewater by activated carbons, polymer adsorbents and anion exchange resins was investigated with regard to their isotherms and kinetics. The batch and column tests were combined with physicochemical characterization methods, e.g., N2 physisorption, mercury porosimetry, infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, titrations, as well as modeling...
April 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391466/perfluoroalkyl-substances-with-isomer-analysis-in-umbilical-cord-serum-in-china
#13
Ya-Zhi Zhang, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Zhengmin Min Qian, Michael G Vaughn, Sarah Dee Geiger, Li-Wen Hu, Long Lu, Chuanxi Fu, Guang-Hui Dong
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a class of widely used chemicals that have been detected in the environment and general population. However, the isomer patterns in human are poorly characterized. Previous studies observed the isomer-specific maternal-fetal transfer of PFASs in human. In our current study, we first examined the profile of PFASs and isomers, including 17 linear PFASs and 10 branched PFOS/PFOA isomers by using isotopic internal standards in umbilical cord serum samples from Guangzhou, China...
April 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387520/geographical-differences-in-dietary-exposure-to-perfluoroalkyl-acids-between-manufacturing-and-application-regions-in-china
#14
Haiyan Zhang, Robin Vestergren, Thanh Wang, Junchao Yu, Guibin Jiang, Dorte Herzke
Emissions of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) have increased in China over the past decade, but human exposure pathways are poorly understood. Here we analyzed 16 PFAAs in commonly consumed food items and calculated body weight normalized dietary intake rates (estimated dietary intake, EDIs) in an area with ongoing PFAA production (Hubei province; n=121) and an urbanized coastal area (Zhejiang province; n=106). Geographical differences in concentrations were primarily observed for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS) in animal food items and short-chain PFAAs in vegetable food items...
April 7, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386898/estrogen-receptor-beta-mediates-hepatotoxicity-induced-by-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-in-mouse
#15
Cheng Xu, Zhao-Yan Jiang, Qian Liu, Hui Liu, Aihua Gu
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), an artificial fluorosurfactant and global contaminant, is used widely in various consumer products. In this study, we investigated the function of estrogen receptor β (ERβ) in PFOS-induced bile acid and cholesterol metabolism disorders and gut microbiome using ERβ knockout mice that were exposed to PFOS by gavage. Our results showed that a daily dose of 5 mg PFOS/kg significantly induced hydropic degeneration and vacuolation in hepatic cells, reduced bile acid, and cholesterol levels in liver tissue, and influenced the abundance and composition of gut microbiota...
April 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384502/sorption-kinetics-isotherms-and-mechanisms-of-pfos-on-soils-with-different-physicochemical-properties
#16
Changlong Wei, Xin Song, Qing Wang, Zhihao Hu
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), an emerging contaminant, is environmentally persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic to human health and ecosystems. It has been widely detected in groundwater, surface water, soil and sediment. So far, very few research has reported on the PFOS sorption behaviors onto soils, one of the primary processes that influence its fate and transport in the subsurface. In this study, the sorption and desorption of PFOS onto six soils with different physicochemical properties were investigated...
April 3, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382450/removal-of-pfoa-and-pfos-from-aqueous-solutions-using-activated-carbon-produced-from-vitis-vinifera-leaf-litter
#17
Bamidele Oladapo Fagbayigbo, Beatrice Olutoyin Opeolu, Olalekan Siyanbola Fatoki, Terresa Ayuko Akenga, Olatunde Stephen Olatunji
The removal of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from aqueous solutions using agro-waste biomass of Vitis vinifera (grape) leaf litter was studied. Activated carbons were produced from the biomass and chemical activation achieved by using phosphoric acid (H3PO4) and potassium hydroxide (KOH) for the modification of the carbons' surface morphology. Activated carbons were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) in order to understand removal mechanisms of the contaminants by activated carbons...
April 5, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366952/oxidative-stress-and-apotosis-to-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryos-exposed-to-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-pfos-and-zno-nanoparticles
#18
Jia Du, Jun Cai, Shutao Wang, Hong You
OBJECTIVES: Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) are frequently detected in the environment but few studies have assessed the joint toxicity of them. Oxidative stress and apoptosis to zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos induced by the PFOS and ZnO-NPs were investigated in this study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The embryos were exposed to the PFOS (0, 0.4, 0.8 and 1.6 mg/l), ZnO-NPs (12.5, 25, 50 mg/l) and PFOS plus ZnO-NPs (0.4+12.5, 0...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357613/analysis-of-a-broad-range-of-perfluoroalkyl-acids-in-accipiter-feathers-method-optimization-and-their-occurrence-in-nam-co-basin-tibetan-plateau
#19
Yili Li, Ke Gao, Bu Duo, Guoshuai Zhang, Zhiyuan Cong, Yan Gao, Jianjie Fu, Aiqian Zhang, Guibin Jiang
Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are ubiquitous in the environment. They are prone to accumulate in organisms and have raised public attention in recent decades. Feather samples have been successfully applied as nondestructive indicators for several contaminants. However, a sophisticated analytical method for determining PFAAs in feathers is still lacking. In the present study, a series of conditions, such as the use of the solid-phase extraction cartridge type and extraction/digestion methods, were optimized for the analysis of 13 PFAAs in feathers...
March 29, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350446/temporal-shifts-in-poly-and-perfluoroalkyl-substances-pfass-in-north-atlantic-pilot-whales-indicate-large-contribution-of-atmospheric-precursors
#20
Clifton Dassuncao, Xindi C Hu, Xianming Zhang, Rossana Bossi, Maria Dam, Bjarni Mikkelsen, Elsie M Sunderland
Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are persistent, bioaccumulative anthropogenic compounds associated with adverse health impacts on humans and wildlife. PFAS production changed in North America and Europe around the year 2000, but impacts on wildlife appear to vary across species and location. Unlike other mammal species, cetaceans lack the enzyme for transforming an important intermediate precursor (perfluorooctane sulfonamide: FOSA), into a prevalent compound in most wildlife (perfluorooctanesulfonate: PFOS)...
March 28, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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