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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732171/using-metagenomics-to-show-the-efficacy-of-forest-restoration-in-the-new-jersey-pine-barrens
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William D Eaton, Shadi Shokralla, Kathleen M McGee, Mehrdad Hajibabaei
The Franklin Parker Preserve within the New Jersey Pine Barrens contains 5,000 acres of wetlands habitat, including old-growth Atlantic White Cedar (or AWC; Chamaecyparis thyoides) swamps, cranberry bogs, and former cranberry bogs undergoing restoration into AWC forests. This study showed that the C-use efficiency was greater in the old-growth AWC soils than in soils from 8-year old mid-stage restored AWC stands, which were greater than found in soil from 4-year old AWC stands-the latter two stands being restored from long-term cranberry bogs...
July 21, 2017: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732156/fixed-bed-modeling-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-removal-by-ion-exchange-in-synthetic-urine-mass-removal-or-toxicity-reduction
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Kelly Ann Landry, Treavor H Boyer
Ion-exchange removal of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in synthetic urine can selectively remove pharmaceuticals with minimal co-removal of nutrients to enhance nutrient recovery efforts. However, the effect of endogenous metabolites in urine on ion-exchange removal, and the corresponding reduction in ecotoxicity potential of pharmaceuticals in treated urine entering the environment, is unknown. To assess treatment efficacy, this work paired predicted breakthrough curves determined by the homogenous surface diffusion model to an in vitro bioassay to evaluate COX-1 inhibition...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731875/management-of-complex-spine-surgery
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Massimo Lamperti, Boris Tufegdzic, Rafi Avitsian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The main objective of this article is to present the updated data regarding the perioperative management of patients undergoing major spine surgery in an era where the surgical techniques are changing and there is a high demand for these surgeries in older and high-risk patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Preoperative assessment and stabilization is now more structured protocol and it is based on a multidisciplinary approach to the patient. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs and the Perioperative Surgical Home on major spine surgery are not yet fully evidence based but it seems that the use of a perioperative optimization of patients and use of a drugs' bundle is more effective than using single drugs or interventions on the postoperative pain reduction and faster recovery from surgery...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730776/institutional-variations-in-nutritional-aspects-of-enhanced-recovery-pathways-after-elective-surgery-for-colon-cancer
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Fotios Seretis, Panagiota Kaisari, Kasun Wanigasooriya, Edward Rawstorne, Charalampos Seretis
PURPOSE: Perioperative nutritional optimisation is one of the key aspects of the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) pathway after elective colorectal cancer resections. Despite the general acceptance of ERAS as a safe and cost-effective perioperative care bundle, significant variations in terms of nutritional support exist among colorectal units. METHODS: To assess these variations, we performed a cross-sectional online survey among colorectal surgical residents within a UK region...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729688/improved-genome-recovery-and-integrated-cell-size-analyses-of-individual-uncultured-microbial-cells-and-viral-particles
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Ramunas Stepanauskas, Elizabeth A Fergusson, Joseph Brown, Nicole J Poulton, Ben Tupper, Jessica M Labonté, Eric D Becraft, Julia M Brown, Maria G Pachiadaki, Tadas Povilaitis, Brian P Thompson, Corianna J Mascena, Wendy K Bellows, Arvydas Lubys
Microbial single-cell genomics can be used to provide insights into the metabolic potential, interactions, and evolution of uncultured microorganisms. Here we present WGA-X, a method based on multiple displacement amplification of DNA that utilizes a thermostable mutant of the phi29 polymerase. WGA-X enhances genome recovery from individual microbial cells and viral particles while maintaining ease of use and scalability. The greatest improvements are observed when amplifying high G+C content templates, such as those belonging to the predominant bacteria in agricultural soils...
July 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729641/the-rhizosphere-microbiome-of-burned-holm-oak-potential-role-of-the-genus-arthrobacter-in-the-recovery-of-burned-soils
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Antonio J Fernández-González, Pilar Martínez-Hidalgo, José F Cobo-Díaz, Pablo J Villadas, Eustoquio Martínez-Molina, Nicolás Toro, Susannah G Tringe, Manuel Fernández-López
After a forest wildfire, the microbial communities have a transient alteration in their composition. The role of the soil microbial community in the recovery of an ecosystem following such an event remains poorly understood. Thus, it is necessary to understand the plant-microbe interactions that occur in burned soils. By high-throughput sequencing, we identified the main bacterial taxa of burnt holm-oak rhizosphere, then we obtained an isolate collection of the most abundant genus and its growth promoting activities were characterised...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729319/accelerated-enhanced-recovery-following-minimally-invasive-colorectal-cancer-surgery-recovermi-a-study-protocol-for-a-novel-randomised-controlled-trial
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Brandee A Price, Brian K Bednarski, Y Nancy You, Meryna Manandhar, E Michelle Dean, Zeinab M Alawadi, B Bryce Speer, Vijaya Gottumukkala, Marla Weldon, Robert L Massey, Xuemei Wang, Wei Qiao, George J Chang
INTRODUCTION: Definitive treatment of localised colorectal cancer involves surgical resection of the primary tumour. Short-stay colectomies (eg, 23-hours) would have important implications for optimising the efficiency of inpatient care with reduced resource utilisation while improving the overall recovery experience with earlier return to normalcy. It could permit surgical treatment of colorectal cancer in a wider variety of settings, including hospital-based ambulatory surgery environments...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728783/enhanced-recovery-pathway-versus-standard-care-in-patients-undergoing-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy
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Alessandro Brunelli, Caroline Thomas, Padma Dinesh, Andrew Lumb
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare outcomes after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy or segmentectomy before and after introduction of an enhanced recovery program. METHODS: Data from 600 patients undergoing video-assisted lobectomy or segmentectomy between April 2014 and January 2017 were analyzed. A comparative analysis was performed between patients undergoing operation before (365 patients) and after (235 patients) the start of the enhanced recovery program...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728027/highly-sensitive-response-of-solution-processed-bismuth-sulfide-nanobelts-for-room-temperature-nitrogen-dioxide-detection
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Hao Kan, Min Li, Zhilong Song, Sisi Liu, Baohui Zhang, Jingyao Liu, Ming-Yu Li, Guangzu Zhang, ShengLin Jiang, Huan Liu
Low dimensional nanomaterials have emerged as candidates for gas sensors owing to their unique size-dependent properties. In this paper, Bi2S3 nanobelts were synthesized via a facile solvothermal process and spin-coated onto alumina substrates at room temperature. The conductometric devices can even sensitively response to the relatively low concentrations of NO2 at room temperature, and their sensing performance can be effectively enhanced by the ligand exchange treatment with inorganic salts. The Pb(NO3)2-treated device exhibited superior sensing performance of 58...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727506/nutritional-habits-and-performance-in-male-elite-wheelchair-basketball-players-during-a-precompetitive-period
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Amelia Ferro, Guadalupe Garrido, Jorge Villacieros, Javier Pérez, Lena Grams
Physical condition and an optimized diet are relevant to enhance performance and recovery. The diet composition and meal frequency of eleven elite wheelchair basketball players were estimated using a 3-day food-weighing diary in two months during the precompetitive-period. Performance was determined through a 20 m sprint test. The players consumed 4.2 ± 0.8 meals/day in May and 4.5 ± 0.9 meals/day in June, resulting in total energy intakes of 2492 ± 362 kcal/d and 2470 ± 497 kcal/d, respectively. The macronutrient distribution was 3...
July 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726958/wasabia-japonica-is-a-potential-functional-food-to-prevent-colitis-via-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Ju-Hee Kang, Seungho Choi, Jeong-Eun Jang, Prakash Ramalingam, Young Tag Ko, Sun Yeou Kim, Seung Hyun Oh
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are prevalent and debilitating health problems worldwide. Many types of drugs are used to treat IBDs, but they exhibit adverse effects such as vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, etc. In order to overcome the limitations of current therapeutic drugs, scientists have searched for functional foods from natural resources. In this study, we investigated the anti-colitic effects of Wasabia japonica extract in a DSS-induced colitis model...
July 20, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726405/fluorescence-enhancement-of-unconstrained-gfp-chromophore-analogues-based-on-the-push-pull-substituent-effect
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Meng-Shiue Tsai, Chun-Lin Ou, Chi-Jui Tsai, Yen-Chin Huang, Yuan-Chung Cheng, Shih-Sheng Sun, Jye-Shane Yang
Unlike the high fluorescence quantum yield of the naturally occurring green fluorescence protein (GFP, Φf ∼ 0.8), the GFP chromophore, a benzylidenedimethylimidazolinone (BDI) dye, is nearly nonfluorescent (Φf < 0.001) in common solutions at room temperature. While many efforts have been devoted into the BDI chromophore engineering for fluorescence recovery, limited success has been achieved for structurally unconstrained GFP chromophore analogues (uGFPc). Herein we report a rational design of uGFPc toward an unprecedentedly high fluorescence quantum efficiency of 0...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726359/earplugs-during-the-first-night-after-cardiothoracic-surgery-may-improve-a-fast-track-protocol
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Johannes Menger, Bernhard Urbanek, Keso Skhirtladze-Dworschak, Viktoria Wolf, Arabella Fischer, Harald Rinösl, Martin Dworschak
BACKGROUND: Sleep deprivation after major surgery is common and associated with worse outcome. Noise is one important reason for sleep fragmentation, which contributes to enhanced morbidity. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the impact of earplugs on patients' sleep quality during their first night after cardiothoracic surgery to eventually improve an existing fast-track concept. METHODS: Sixty-three patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery eligible for a postoperative fast- track regimen on our cardiothoracic post anaesthesia care unit (C-PACU) were prospectively included...
July 20, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726274/resilience-and-the-rehabilitation-of-adult-spinal-cord-injury-survivors-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Rachel Kornhaber, Loyola Mclean, Vasiliki Betihavas, Michelle Cleary
AIM: To synthesise the qualitative research evidence that explored how survivors of adult spinal cord injury experience and make sense of resilience. BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury is often a sudden and unexpected life-changing event requiring complex and long-term rehabilitation. The development of resilience is essential in determining how spinal cord injury survivors negotiate this injury and rehabilitation. DESIGN: A qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis of the research evidence...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726029/ammonia-exposure-and-subsequent-recovery-trigger-oxidative-stress-responses-in-juveniles-of-brazilian-flounder-paralichthys-orbignyanus
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Lucas Campos Maltez, Giovanna Rodrigues Stringhetta, Alain Danilo Enamorado, Marcelo Hideo Okamoto, Luis Alberto Romano, José María Monserrat, Luís André Sampaio, Luciano Garcia
The effects of ammonia exposure and recovery on oxidative stress parameters and histology of juvenile Brazilian flounder Paralichthys orbignyanus were evaluated. The fish were exposed to 0.12, 0.28 and 0.57 mg NH3-N L(-1), plus a control, for 10 days followed by the same recovery time in ammonia-free water. Gill, liver and muscle samples (n = 9) were collected after 1, 5 and 10 days of exposure and after recovery for oxidative stress analysis (antioxidant capacity against peroxyl radicals (ACAP); glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity; lipoperoxidation levels measured through thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) content)...
July 19, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725042/global-deregulation-of-ginseng-products-may-be-a-safety-hazard-to-warfarin-takers-solid-evidence-of-ginseng-warfarin-interaction
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Haiyan Dong, Ji Ma, Tao Li, Yingying Xiao, Ning Zheng, Jian Liu, Yu Gao, Jingwei Shao, Lee Jia
Recent global deregulation of ginseng as the table food raises our concern about the possible ginseng-warfarin interaction that could be life-threatening to patients who take warfarin for preventing fatal strokes and thromboembolism while using ginseng products for bioenergy recovery. Here we show that quality-control ginsenosides, extracted from ginseng and containing its major active ingredients, produce dose- and time-dependent antagonism in rats against warfarin's anti-coagulation assessed by INR and rat thrombosis model...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725029/prominent-differences-in-left-ventricular-performance-and-myocardial-properties-between-right-ventricular-and-left-ventricular-based-pacing-modes-in-rats
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Wesam Mulla, Sharon Etzion, Sigal Elyagon, Roni Gillis, Michael Murninkas, Yuval Konstantino, Ingra Mannhardt, Thomas Eschenhagen, Noah Liel-Cohen, Yoram Etzion
Biventricular pacing is an important modality to improve left ventricular (LV) synchronization and long-term function. However, the biological effects of this treatment are far from being elucidated and existing animal models are limited and demanding. Recently, we introduced an implanted device for double-site epicardial pacing in rats and echocardiographically demonstrated favorable effects of LV and biventricular (LV-based) pacing modes typically observed in humans. Here, this new animal model was further characterized...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724768/synthetic-tlr4-and-tlr7-ligands-work-additively-via-myd88-to-induce-protective-antiviral-immunity-in-mice
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Peter H Goff, Tomoko Hayashi, Wenqian He, Shiyin Yao, Howard B Cottam, Gene S Tan, Brian Crain, Florian Krammer, Karen Messer, Minya Pu, Dennis A Carson, Peter Palese, Maripat Corr
We have previously demonstrated that the combination of synthetic small molecule Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and TLR7 ligands is a potent adjuvant for recombinant influenza virus hemagglutinin, inducing rapid and sustained immunity protective against influenza viruses in homologous, heterologous and heterosubtypic murine challenge models. Combining TLR4 and TLR7 ligands balances Th1/Th2-type immune responses for long-lived cellular and neutralizing humoral immunity against the viral hemagglutinin. Here, we demonstrate that the protective response induced in mice by this combined adjuvant is dependent upon TLR4 and TLR7 signaling via myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88), indicating that the adjuvants function in vivo via their known receptors with negligible off-target effects to induce protective immunity...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724575/a-multidirectional-gravity-assist-algorithm-that-enhances-locomotor-control-in-patients-with-stroke-or-spinal-cord-injury
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Jean-Baptiste Mignardot, Camille G Le Goff, Rubia van den Brand, Marco Capogrosso, Nicolas Fumeaux, Heike Vallery, Selin Anil, Jessica Lanini, Isabelle Fodor, Grégoire Eberle, Auke Ijspeert, Brigitte Schurch, Armin Curt, Stefano Carda, Jocelyne Bloch, Joachim von Zitzewitz, Grégoire Courtine
Gait recovery after neurological disorders requires remastering the interplay between body mechanics and gravitational forces. Despite the importance of gravity-dependent gait interactions and active participation for promoting this learning, these essential components of gait rehabilitation have received comparatively little attention. To address these issues, we developed an adaptive algorithm that personalizes multidirectional forces applied to the trunk based on patient-specific motor deficits. Implementation of this algorithm in a robotic interface reestablished gait dynamics during highly participative locomotion within a large and safe environment...
July 19, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723168/enhanced-room-temperature-oxygen-sensing-properties-of-laocl-sno2-hollow-spheres-by-uv-light-illumination
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Ya Xiong, Wenbo Lu, Degong Ding, Lei Zhu, Xiaofang Li, Cuicui Ling, Qingzhong Xue
In this paper, a facile and elegant Green Chemistry method for the synthesis of SnO2 based hollow spheres has been investigated. The influences of doping, crystallite morphology, and operating condition on the O2 sensing performances of SnO2 based hollow-sphere sensors were comprehensively studied. It was indicated that, compared with undoped SnO2, 10 at. % LaOCl-doped SnO2 possessed better O2 sensing characteristics owing to an increase of specific surface area and oxygen vacancy defect caused by LaOCl dopant...
May 26, 2017: ACS Sensors
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