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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645084/application-of-the-combination-index-ci-isobologram-equation-to-research-the-toxicological-interactions-of-clothianidin-thiamethoxam-and-dinotefuran-in-honeybee-apis-mellifera
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Yanmei Liu, Sihong Liu, Hui Zhang, Yanping Gu, Xuesheng Li, Mingyuan He, Huihua Tan
Due to complex pest control scenarios and the needs of agricultural production, different neonicotinoids may be used in certain agricultural applications. Consequently, honeybees may be exposed to these substances through distribution throughout plant tissues via the vascular system through several pathways, such as surface water, the exudates excreted from plants, and air pollution via drift of dust as well as contaminated pollen and nectar. In the current study, the single and combined toxicity of clothianidin, dinotefuran, and thiamethoxam to honeybees was examined after 48 h exposure by the acute oral method and combination index (CI)-isobologram equation...
June 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645052/cardiorespiratory-responses-of-air-filtration-a-randomized-crossover-intervention-trial-in-seniors-living-in-beijing-beijing-indoor-air-purifier-study-biapsy
#2
Danqing Shao, Yipeng Du, Shuo Liu, Bert Brunekreef, Kees Meliefste, Qian Zhao, Jie Chen, Xiaoming Song, Meng Wang, Juan Wang, Hongbing Xu, Rongshan Wu, Tong Wang, Baihuan Feng, Candice Shih-Chun Lung, Xian Wang, Bei He, Wei Huang
In this Beijing Indoor Air Purifier StudY (BIAPSY), we conducted a randomized crossover intervention trial in a panel of 35 non-smoking senior participants with free-living, with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Portable air filtration units were randomly allocated to active-(filter in) for 2weeks and sham-mode (filter out) for 2weeks in the households. We examined the differences in indoor air pollutant concentrations in 20 study homes and a suite of cardio-respiratory biomarker levels in study participants between filtration modes, with and without adjustment for potential confounders...
June 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645049/gaseous-elemental-mercury-in-the-marine-boundary-layer-and-air-sea-flux-in-the-southern-ocean-in-austral-summer
#3
Jiancheng Wang, Zhouqing Xie, Feiyue Wang, Hui Kang
Gaseous elemental mercury (GEM) in the marine boundary layer (MBL), and dissolved gaseous mercury (DGM) in surface seawater of the Southern Ocean were measured in the austral summer from December 13, 2014 to February 1, 2015. GEM concentrations in the MBL ranged from 0.4 to 1.9ngm(-3) (mean±standard deviation: 0.9±0.2ngm(-3)), whereas DGM concentrations in surface seawater ranged from 7.0 to 75.9pgL(-1) (mean±standard deviation: 23.7±13.2pgL(-1)). The occasionally observed low GEM in the MBL suggested either the occurrence of atmospheric mercury depletion in summer, or the transport of GEM-depleted air from the Antarctic Plateau...
June 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645022/benzene-and-childhood-acute-leukemia-in-oklahoma
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Amanda E Janitz, Janis E Campbell, Sheryl Magzamen, Anne Pate, Julie A Stoner, Jennifer D Peck
BACKGROUND: Although childhood cancer is a leading cause of childhood mortality in the US, evidence regarding the etiology is lacking. The goal of this study was to evaluate the association between benzene, a known carcinogen, and childhood acute leukemia. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study including cases diagnosed with acute leukemia between 1997 and 2012 (n = 307) from the Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry and controls matched on week of birth from birth certificates (n = 1013)...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644964/determination-of-absolute-material-nonlinearity-with-air-coupled-ultrasonic-receivers
#5
David Torello, Nicholas Selby, Jin-Yeon Kim, Jianmin Qu, Laurence J Jacobs
Quantitative evaluation of the microstructural state of a specimen can be deduced from knowledge of the sample's absolute acoustic nonlinearity parameter, β, making the measurement of β a powerful tool in the NDE toolbox. However, the various methods used in the past to measure β each suffer from significant limitations. Piezoelectric contact transducers are sensitive to nonlinear signals, cheap, and simple to use, but they are hindered by the variability of the interfacial contact between transducer and specimen surface...
June 3, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644770/the-impact-of-photovoltaic-pv-installations-on-downwind-particulate-matter-concentrations-results-from-field-observations-at-a-550-mwac-utility-scale-pv-plant
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Dwarakanath Ravikumar, Parikhit Sinha
With utility-scale photovoltaic(PV) projects increasingly developed in dry and dust-prone geographies with high solar insolation, there is a critical need to analyze the impacts of PV installations on the resulting particulate-matter(PM) concentrations which have environmental and health impacts. This study is the first to quantify the impact of a utility-scale PV plant on PM concentrations downwind of the project site. Background, construction and post-construction PM2.5 and PM10 concentration data are collected from four beta attenuation monitor(BAM) stations over 3 years...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644724/modeling-long-term-effects-attributed-to-nitrogen-dioxide-no2-and-sulfur-dioxide-so2-exposure-on-asthma-morbidity-in-a-nationwide-cohort-in-israel
#7
N Greenberg, R S Carel, E Derazne, A Tiktinsky, D Tzur, B A Portnov
Studies have provided extensive documentation that acutely elevated environmental exposures contribute to chronic health problems. However, only attention has been paid to the effects of modificate of exposure assessment methods in environmental health investigations, leading to uncertainty and gaps in our understanding of exposure- and dose-response relationships. The goal of the present study was to evaluate whether average or peak concentration exerts a greater influence on asthma outcome, and which of the exposure models may better explain various physiological responses generated by nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or sulfur dioxide (SO2) air pollutants...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644723/performance-evaluation-of-mobile-downflow-booths-for-reducing-airborne-particles-in-the-workplace
#8
Li-Ming Lo, Braden Hocker, Austin E Steltz, John Kremer, H Amy Feng
Compared to other common control measures, the downflow booth is a costly engineering control used to contain airborne dust or particles. The downflow booth provides unidirectional filtered airflow from the ceiling, entraining released particles away from the workers' breathing zone, and delivers contained airflow to a lower level exhaust for removing particulates by filtering media. In this study, we designed and built a mobile downflow booth that is capable of quick assembly and easy size change to provide greater flexibility and particle control for various manufacturing processes or tasks...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644626/2d-h-bond-network-as-the-topmost-skin-to-the-air-water-interface
#9
Simone Pezzotti, Daria Ruth Galimberti, Marie-Pierre Gaigeot
We provide a detailed description of the structure of water at the interface with the air (liquid-vapor LV interface) from state-of-the-art DFT-based molecular dynamics simulations. For the first time, a two-dimensional (2D) H-bond extended network has been identified and fully characterized, demonstrating that interfacial water is organized into a 2D sheet with H-bonds oriented parallel to the instantaneous surface and following its spatial and temporal oscillations. By analyzing the nonlinear vSFG (vibrational sum frequency generation) spectrum of the LV interface in terms of layer-by-layer signal, we demonstrate that the 2D water sheet is solely responsible for the spectral signatures, hence providing the interfacial 3...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644400/evaluation-of-sources-and-patterns-of-elemental-composition-of-pm2-5-at-three-low-income-neighborhood-schools-and-residences-in-quito-ecuador
#10
Amit U Raysoni, Rodrigo X Armijos, M Margaret Weigel, Patricia Echanique, Marcia Racines, Nicholas E Pingitore, Wen-Whai Li
Elemental characterization of fine particulate matter was undertaken at schools and residences in three low income neighborhoods in Quito, Ecuador. The three zones were located in the northern (Cotocollao), south central (El Camal), and south east (Los Chillos) neighborhoods and were classified as zones 1-3, respectively. Forty elements were quantified via ICP-MS analysis. Amongst the geogenic elements, the concentration of Si was the most abundant followed by S, Al, and Ca. Elements with predominantly anthropogenic sources such as Zn, V, and Ni were higher in zone 3 school followed by zone 2 and zone 1 schools...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644301/palliative-oxygen-for-chronic-breathlessness-what-new-evidence
#11
Zainab Ahmadi, David C Currow, Magnus Ekström
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Supplemental oxygen improves survival in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and severe hypoxaemia, but the effect of oxygen therapy in mild or moderate hypoxaemia to reduce symptomatic chronic breathlessness remains unclear. This review provides an overview of recent evidence about the role of oxygen therapy for the relief of chronic breathlessness in advanced illness. RECENT FINDINGS: In COPD, a recent Cochrane review strengthens earlier findings regarding the positive effect of supplemental oxygen compared with air during exercise test in the training setting...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644243/role-of-breathing-conditions-during-exercise-testing-on-training-prescription-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Daniel Neunhäuserer, Eva Steidle-Kloc, Marco Bergamin, Gertraud Weiss, Andrea Ermolao, Bernd Lamprecht, Michael Studnicka, Josef Niebauer
This study investigated whether different breathing conditions during exercise testing will influence measures of exercise capacity commonly used for training prescription in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Twenty-seven patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (forced expiratory volume in 1 sec = 45.6 [9.4]%) performed three maximal exercise tests within 8 days, but at least 48 hrs apart. Subjects were thereby breathing either room air through a tightly fitting face mask like during any cardiopulmonary exercise test (MASK), room air without mask (No-MASK), or 10 l/min of oxygen via nasal cannula (No-MASK + O2)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644058/air-embolism-diagnosis-and-management
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Neera Malik, Paul L Claus, Jeffery E Illman, Seth J Kligerman, Michael R Moynagh, David L Levin, David A Woodrum, Arvin Arani, Shivaram P Arunachalam, Philip A Araoz
Air embolism is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening event for which prompt diagnosis and management can result in significantly improved patient outcomes. Most air emboli are iatrogenic. Arterial air emboli may occur as a complication from lung biopsy, arterial catheterization or cardiopulmonary bypass. Immediate management includes placing the patient on high-flow oxygen and in the right lateral decubitus position. Venous air emboli may occur during pressurized venous infusions, or catheter manipulation...
June 23, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644040/hypoxic-pulmonary-vasoconstriction-does-not-explain-all-regional-perfusion-redistribution-in-asthma
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Vanessa J Kelly, Kathryn A Hibbert, Puja Kohli, Mamary Kone, Elliot E Greenblatt, Jose G Venegas, Tilo Winkler, R Scott Harris
RATIONALE: Regional hypoventilation in bronchoconstricted asthmatics is spatially associated with reduced perfusion, which is proposed to result from Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction (HPV). Our study aimed to determine the role of HPV in the regional perfusion redistribution in bronchoconstricted asthmatics. METHODS: Eight asthmatics completed PET-CT lung imaging at baseline and after bronchoconstriction, breathing either Room Air or 80% Oxygen (80%O2, separate days)...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643863/design-of-iron-ii-pthalocyanine-fepc-derived-oxygen-reduction-electrocatalysts-for-high-power-density-microbial-fuel-cells
#15
Carlo Santoro, Rohan Gokhale, Barbara Mecheri, Alessandra D'Epifanio, Silvia Licoccia, Alexey Serov, Kateryna Artyushkova, Plamen Atanassov
Iron(II) Phthalocyanine (FePc) deposited onto two different carbonaceous supports was synthesized by the non-conventional pyrolysis-free method, studied in the reaction of oxygen reduction (ORR) in neutral media, incorporated in an air-breathing cathode structure and tested in operating microbial fuel cell (MFC) configuration. Rotating ring disk electrode (RRDE) analysis revealed high performances of the Fe-based catalysts compared with activated carbon (AC). It was shown that Black Pearls supported FePc (Fe-BP(N)) exhibits the highest performance in term of more positive onset, positive shift of half-wave potential and higher limiting as well as highest power density in operating MFC (243±7 μWcm-2) that was 33% higher than Fe-CNT(N) (182±5 μWcm-2)...
June 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643829/efficient-scavenging-of-criegee-intermediates-on-water-by-surface-active-cis-pinonic-acid
#16
Shinichi Enami, A J Colussi
cis-Pinonic acid (CPA), the main product of the atmospheric oxidation of biogenic α-pinene emissions and a major component of secondary organic aerosol (SOA), is a potentially key species en route to extremely low volatility compounds. Here, we report that CPA is an exceptionally efficient scavenger of Criegee intermediates (CIs) on aqueous surfaces. Against expectations, millimolar CPA (a surface-active C10 keto-carboxylic acid possessing a rigid skeleton) is able to compete with 23 M bulk water for the CIs produced in the ozonolysis of sesquiterpene solutes by O3(g) on the surface of a water:acetonitrile solvent...
June 23, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643801/january-2016-extensive-summer-melt-in-west-antarctica-favoured-by-strong-el-ni%C3%A3-o
#17
Julien P Nicolas, Andrew M Vogelmann, Ryan C Scott, Aaron B Wilson, Maria P Cadeddu, David H Bromwich, Johannes Verlinde, Dan Lubin, Lynn M Russell, Colin Jenkinson, Heath H Powers, Maciej Ryczek, Gregory Stone, Jonathan D Wille
Over the past two decades the primary driver of mass loss from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) has been warm ocean water underneath coastal ice shelves, not a warmer atmosphere. Yet, surface melt occurs sporadically over low-lying areas of the WAIS and is not fully understood. Here we report on an episode of extensive and prolonged surface melting observed in the Ross Sea sector of the WAIS in January 2016. A comprehensive cloud and radiation experiment at the WAIS ice divide, downwind of the melt region, provided detailed insight into the physical processes at play during the event...
June 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643674/microbiological-and-serological-control-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-in-kindergarten-staff-in-buenos-aires-city-and-suburban-areas
#18
Romina J Fernández-Brando, María Marta Amaral, Andrés E Ciocchini, Leticia V Bentancor, Jorge A Trelles, Marcelo Da Rocha, Martín Landriel, Mariana Ugarte, Gabriel Briones, Cristina Ibarra, Marina S Palermo
Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections are implicated in the development of the life-threatening hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). Despite the magnitude of the social and economic problems caused by HUS, no licensed vaccine or effective therapy is currently available for human use. Prevention of STEC infections continues being the most important measure to reduce HUS incidence. This is especially true for Argentina where HUS incidence among children is extremely high and shows an endemic pattern...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643515/structures-of-degradation-products-and-degradation-pathways-of-aflatoxin-b1-by-high-voltage-atmospheric-cold-plasma-hvacp-treatment
#19
Hu Shi, Bruce R Cooper, Richard L Stroshine, Klein E Ileleji, Kevin Keener
High voltage atmospheric cold plasma (HVACP) is a novel non-thermal decontamination technology that has potential for use in the food industry. In this study, HVACP was applied to treat pure aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) powder on a glass slide. AFB1 was degraded by 76% using a 5 min HVACP treatment in air having 40% relative humidity. The degradation products of AFB1 were separated and their molecular formulas were elucidated using liquid chromatography time of flight mass spectrometry (HPLC-TOF MS). Six main degradation products were observed...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643327/predictive-factors-for-short-and-long-term-hearing-preservation-in-cochlear-implantation-with-conventional-length-electrodes
#20
George B Wanna, Brendan P O'Connell, David O Francis, Rene H Gifford, Jacob B Hunter, Jourdan T Holder, Marc L Bennett, Alejandro Rivas, Robert F Labadie, David S Haynes
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The aims of this study were to investigate short- and long-term rates of hearing preservation after cochlear implantation and identify factors that impact hearing preservation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Patients undergoing cochlear implantation with conventional-length electrodes and air-conduction thresholds ≤80 dB HL at 250 Hz preoperatively were included. Hearing preservation was defined as air-conduction thresholds ≤80 dB HL at 250 Hz...
June 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
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