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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223110/systemic-inflammatory-markers-associated-with-cardiovascular-disease-and-acute-and-chronic-exposure-to-fine-particulate-matter-air-pollution-pm2-5-among-us-nhanes-adults-with-metabolic-syndrome
#1
Arvind Dabass, Evelyn O Talbott, Judith R Rager, Gary M Marsh, Arvind Venkat, Fernando Holguin, Ravi K Sharma
BACKGROUND: There has been no investigation to date of adults with metabolic syndrome examining the association of short and long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution with cardiovascular-disease related inflammatory marker (WBC and CRP) levels in a nationally representative sample. The goal of this study is to assess the susceptibility of adults with metabolic syndrome to PM2.5 exposure as suggested by increased cardiovascular-disease related inflammatory marker levels...
December 6, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223087/oxidative-stress-in-birds-along-a-nox-and-urbanisation-gradient-an-interspecific-approach
#2
Pablo Salmón, Emilie Stroh, Amparo Herrera-Dueñas, Maria von Post, Caroline Isaksson
Urbanisation is regarded as one of the most threatening global issues for wildlife, however, measuring its impact is not always straight forward. Oxidative stress physiology has been suggested to be a useful biomarker of health and therefore, a potentially important indicator of the impact that urban environmental stressors, especially air pollution, can have on wildlife. For example, nitrogen oxides (NOx), released during incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, are highly potent pro-oxidants, thus predicted to affect either the protective antioxidants and/or cause oxidative damage to bio-molecules...
December 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223081/dispersion-of-traffic-derived-air-pollutants-into-urban-parks
#3
Yang Xing, Peter Brimblecombe
Scarce land resources in dense cities means that small urban parks are important as a leisure and amenity resource for the urban population. However, streets with heavily traffic often surround these fragmented parks and increase the potential user exposure to air pollutants from vehicles. The dispersion profiles of PM2.5 and black carbon from roadside into urban parks at pedestrian level, in Hong Kong, were measured using mobile high time resolution instruments. In the downwind direction, pollutant concentrations decreased rapidly from roadside and by some tens of metres reached relatively constant values...
December 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223039/n-acetyl-l-cysteine-ameliorates-the-pm2-5-induced-oxidative-stress-by-regulating-sirt-1-in-rats
#4
Lu Yang, Zheng Duan, Xin Liu, Yadong Yuan
Silent information regulator 1 (SIRT1), a class III histone deacetylase, plays a major role in combating cellular oxidative stress injury. However, the role of SIRT1 in oxidative stress induced by particulate matter remains unclear. A total of 32 healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into PM2.5, PM2.5+NAC, filtered air (control), and filtered air+NAC (NAC control) groups. The expressions of MnSOD, SIRT1, and FOXO3a were examined at both transcriptional and protein levels. The expression levels of MnSOD, SIRT1, and FOXO3a reduced significantly (P<0...
November 20, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222980/bonding-of-doxorubicin-to-nanosilica-and-human-serum-albumin-in-various-media
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V M Gun'ko, T V Krupska, L S Andriyko, N Yu Klymenko, I V Siora, O A Novikova, A I Marynin, A I Ukrainets, B Charmas, S B Shekhunova, V V Turov
Interaction of doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX) (anti-cancer drug) with hydro-compacted nanosilica A-300 (cA-300) alone or cA-300/human serum albumin (HSA) at a small content of water (h = 0.4 g per gram of dry silica) in different dispersion media (air, chloroform, and chloroform/trifluoroacetic acid) was analyzed using low-temperature 1H NMR spectroscopy, NMR cryoporometry and quantum chemistry to elucidate specific changes in the interfacial layers. Initial (bulk density ρb ≈ 0.046 g/cm3) and hydro-compacted (ρb ≈ 0...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222975/hydrothermal-synthesis-of-hierarchical-coo-sno2-nanostructures-for-ethanol-gas-sensor
#6
Qingji Wang, Xueying Kou, Chang Liu, Lianjing Zhao, Tingting Lin, Fangmeng Liu, Xueli Yang, Jun Lin, Geyu Lu
In this work, ethanol gas sensor with high performance was fabricated successfully with hierarchical CoO/SnO2 heterojunction by two-steps hydrothermal method. The response value of CoO/SnO2 sensor is up to 145 at 250 °C when exposed to 100 ppm ethanol gas, which is much higher than that (13.5) of SnO2 sensor. These good sensing performances mainly attribute to the formation of the CoO/SnO2 heterojunction, which makes great variation of resistance in air and ethanol gas. Thus, the combination of n-type SnO2 and p-type CoO provides an effective strategy to design new ethanol gas sensors...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222683/evaluation-of-urban-transformation-areas-in-terms-of-user-satisfaction-the-case-study-of-za%C3%A4-nos-valley-trabzon-turkey
#7
Ertan Düzgüneş, Elif Saraç
Following the Industrial Revolution, rapid urbanization brought about many socio-economic, physical, and cultural problems. The concept of urban transformation has come to the fore as a solution to these emerging troubles. Especially since 1980, in Turkey, like other developing countries, the concept of urban transformation has only been evaluated as an economic standpoint ignoring the social and spatial dimensions of that area and the quality of life of people residing in the area. Therefore, the necessity of these socially accessible areas where individuals can regenerate themselves in spiritual and physical terms has increased even more...
December 8, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222682/-three-dimensional-analysis-of-nasal-physiology-representation-by-means-of-computational-fluid-dynamics
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F Sommer, T K Hoffmann, G Mlynski, M Reichert, A-S Grossi, R Kröger, J Lindemann
The human nose takes primary responsibility for preconditioning inhaled air. Numerous pathologies can affect the physiology of the nose. The beginnings of flow analyzes were carried out with three-dimensional casting models and differently colored liquids. Temperature and humidity could not be taken into account. Today, much more complex analyzes are possible using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), which are based on three-dimensional models generated from computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) datasets...
December 8, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222515/the-highly-efficient-photocatalytic-and-light-harvesting-property-of-ag-tio2-with-negative-nano-holes-structure-inspired-from-cicada-wings
#9
Imran Zada, Wang Zhang, Wangshu Zheng, Yuying Zhu, Zhijian Zhang, Jianzhong Zhang, Muhammad Imtiaz, Waseem Abbas, Di Zhang
The negative replica of biomorphic TiO2 with nano-holes structure has been effectively fabricated directly from nano-nipple arrays structure of cicada wings by using a simple, low-cost and highly effective sol-gel ultrasonic method. The nano-holes array structure was well maintained after calcination in air at 500 °C. The Ag nanoparticles (10 nm-25 nm) were homogeneously decorated on the surface and to the side wall of nano-holes structure. It was observed that the biomorphic Ag-TiO2 showed remarkable photocatalytic activity by degradation of methyl blue (MB) under UV-vis light irradiation...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222091/waste-management-informal-recycling-environmental-pollution-and-public-health
#10
Hong Yang, Mingguo Ma, Julian R Thompson, Roger J Flower
With rapid population growth, especially in low-income and middle-income countries, the generation of waste is increasing at an unprecedented rate. For example, annual global waste arising from waste electrical and electronic equipment alone will have increased from 33.8 to 49.8 million tonnes between 2010 and 2018. Despite incineration and other waste treatment techniques, landfill still dominates waste disposal in low-income and middle-income countries. There is usually insufficient funding for adequate waste management in these countries and uptake of more advanced waste treatment technologies is poor...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222047/clown-knifefish-chitala-ornata-oxygen-uptake-and-its-partitioning-in-present-and-future-temperature-environments
#11
Dang Diem Tuong, Tran Bao Ngoc, Vo Thi Nhu Huynh, Do Thi Thanh Huong, Nguyen Thanh Phuong, Tran Ngoc Hai, Tobias Wang, Mark Bayley
It has been argued that tropical ectotherms are more vulnerable to the projected temperature increases than their temperate relatives, because they already live closer to their upper temperature limit. Here we examine the effects of a temperature increase in environmental temperature to 6°C above the present day median temperature (27°C) in the freshwater air-breathing fish Chitala ornata, on aspects of its respiratory physiology in both normoxia and in hypoxia. We found no evidence of respiratory impairment with elevated temperature...
December 5, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221966/lesion-magnetic-susceptibility-response-to-hyperoxic-challenge-a-biomarker-for-malignant-brain-tumor-microenvironment
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Pinar Senay Özbay, Sonja Stieb, Cristina Rossi, Oliver Riesterer, Andreas Boss, Tobias Weiss, Felix Kuhn, Klaas Paul Pruessmann, Daniel Nanz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Quantitative susceptibility mapping has been previously used to differentiate lesions in patients with brain tumors. The aim of this work was to characterize the response of magnetic susceptibility differences in malignant brain tumors and surrounding edema to hyperoxic and hypercapnic respiratory challenges. METHODS: Images of malignant brain tumor patients (2 glioblastoma multiforme, 2 anaplastic astrocytoma, 1 brain metastasis) with clinical MRI exams (contrast-enhanced T1w) were acquired at 3T...
December 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221870/estimation-of-co2-emissions-from-waste-incinerators-comparison-of-three-methods
#13
Hyeyoung Lee, Seung-Muk Yi, Thomas M Holsen, Yong-Seok Seo, Eunhwa Choi
Climate-relevant CO2 emissions from waste incineration were compared using three methods: making use of CO2 concentration data, converting O2 concentration and waste characteristic data, and using a mass balance method following Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines. For the first two methods, CO2 and O2 concentrations were measured continuously from 24 to 86 days. The O2 conversion method in comparison to the direct CO2 measurement method had a 4.8% mean difference in daily CO2 emissions for four incinerators where analyzed waste composition data were available...
December 5, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221735/comparison-of-digital-and-traditional-thoracic-drainage-systems-for-postoperative-chest-tube-management-after-pulmonary-resection-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#14
Kazuya Takamochi, Shuko Nojiri, Shiaki Oh, Takeshi Matsunaga, Kota Imashimizu, Mariko Fukui, Kenji Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate whether a digital thoracic drainage system (group D) is clinically useful compared with a traditional thoracic drainage system (group T) in chest tube management following anatomic lung resection. METHODS: Patients scheduled to undergo segmentectomy or lobectomy were prospectively randomized before surgery to group D or T. A stratification randomization was performed according to the following air leak risk factors: age, sex, smoking status, and presence of emphysema and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221647/walking-to-a-pathway-for-cardiovascular-effects-of-air-pollution
#15
George D Thurston, Jonathan D Newman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221643/respiratory-and-cardiovascular-responses-to-walking-down-a-traffic-polluted-road-compared-with-walking-in-a-traffic-free-area-in-participants-aged-60-years-and-older-with-chronic-lung-or-heart-disease-and-age-matched-healthy-controls-a-randomised-crossover
#16
Rudy Sinharay, Jicheng Gong, Benjamin Barratt, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Sabine Ernst, Frank Kelly, Junfeng Jim Zhang, Peter Collins, Paul Cullinan, Kian Fan Chung
BACKGROUND: Long-term exposure to pollution can lead to an increase in the rate of decline of lung function, especially in older individuals and in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), whereas shorter-term exposure at higher pollution levels has been implicated in causing excess deaths from ischaemic heart disease and exacerbations of COPD. We aimed to assess the effects on respiratory and cardiovascular responses of walking down a busy street with high levels of pollution compared with walking in a traffic-free area with lower pollution levels in older adults...
December 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221490/the-first-detected-airline-introductions-of-yellow-fever-mosquitoes-aedes-aegypti-to-europe-at-schiphol-international-airport-the-netherlands
#17
A Ibañez-Justicia, A Gloria-Soria, W den Hartog, M Dik, F Jacobs, A Stroo
BACKGROUND: Air-borne introduction of exotic mosquitoes to Schiphol airport in the Netherlands has been considered plausible based upon findings of mosquitoes in aircraft cabins during 2008, 2010 and 2011. Beginning in 2013, surveillance efforts at Schiphol had focused on promptly detecting accidental introductions at the airport facilities in order to quickly react and avoid temporary proliferation or establishment of mosquito populations, identify the origin of the introductions, and avoid potential transmission of vector-borne diseases...
December 8, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221326/introduction-to-jtd-air-pollution-section
#18
Junfeng Jim Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221318/lung-densitometry-why-how-and-when
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REVIEW
Mario Mascalchi, Gianna Camiciottoli, Stefano Diciotti
Lung densitometry assesses with computed tomography (CT) the X-ray attenuation of the pulmonary tissue which reflects both the degree of inflation and the structural lung abnormalities implying decreased attenuation, as in emphysema and cystic diseases, or increased attenuation, as in fibrosis. Five reasons justify replacement with lung densitometry of semi-quantitative visual scales used to measure extent and severity of diffuse lung diseases: (I) improved reproducibility; (II) complete vs. discrete assessment of the lung tissue; (III) shorter computation times; (IV) better correlation with pathology quantification of pulmonary emphysema; (V) better or equal correlation with pulmonary function tests (PFT)...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221314/thoracoscopic-left-s4a-subsegmentectomy
#20
Akira Hamada, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Hirohisa Kato, Jun Suzuki, Hikaru Watarai, Katsuyuki Suzuki, Takanori Sasage, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
A 63-year-old woman who underwent a left hepatic lobectomy for hilar cholangiocarcinoma was referred to our department for further management. Chest computed tomography showed a lung nodule that was increased in size to 8 mm in the S4a. The differential diagnosis was metastasis versus primary lung cancer. Thoracoscopic left S4a subsegmentectomy was performed. The operative time was 158 min. The blood loss was minimal. Air leakage was not observed, and a chest tube was removed on POD 1. The patient was discharged home on POD 3...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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