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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098812/novel-aflatoxin-degrading-enzyme-from-bacillus-shackletonii-l7
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Liang Xu, Mohamed Farah Eisa Ahmed, Lancine Sangare, Yueju Zhao, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Fuguo Xing, Yan Wang, Hongping Yang, Yang Liu
Food and feed contamination by aflatoxin (AF)B₁ has adverse economic and health consequences. AFB₁ degradation by microorganisms or microbial enzymes provides a promising preventive measure. To this end, the present study tested 43 bacterial isolates collected from maize, rice, and soil samples for AFB₁-reducing activity. The higher activity was detected in isolate L7, which was identified as Bacillus shackletonii. L7 reduced AFB₁, AFB₂, and AFM₁ levels by 92.1%, 84.1%, and 90.4%, respectively, after 72 h at 37 °C...
January 14, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098795/broad-spectrum-inhibition-of-the-cc-chemokine-class-improves-wound-healing-and-wound-angiogenesis
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Anisyah Ridiandries, Christina Bursill, Joanne Tan
Angiogenesis is involved in the inflammation and proliferation stages of wound healing, to bring inflammatory cells to the wound and provide a microvascular network to maintain new tissue formation. An excess of inflammation, however, leads to prolonged wound healing and scar formation, often resulting in unfavourable outcomes such as amputation. CC-chemokines play key roles in the promotion of inflammation and inflammatory-driven angiogenesis. Therefore, inhibition of the CC-chemokine class may improve wound healing...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097922/cascade-use-indicators-for-selected-biopolymers-are-we-aiming-for-the-right-solutions-in-the-design-for-recycling-of-bio-based-polymers
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Jakob Hildebrandt, Alberto Bezama, Daniela Thrän
When surveying the trends and criteria for the design for recycling (DfR) of bio-based polymers, priorities appear to lie in energy recovery at the end of the product life of durable products, such as bio-based thermosets. Non-durable products made of thermoplastic polymers exhibit good properties for material recycling. The latter commonly enjoy growing material recycling quotas in countries that enforce a landfill ban. Quantitative and qualitative indicators are needed for characterizing progress in the development towards more recycling friendly bio-based polymers...
January 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097736/restoration-and-management-for-plant-diversity-enhances-the-rate-of-belowground-ecosystem-recovery
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Ryan P Klopf, Sara G Baer, Elizabeth M Bach, J Six
The positive relationship between plant diversity and ecosystem functioning has been criticized for its applicability at large scales and in less controlled environments that are relevant to land management. To inform this gap between ecological theory and application, we compared recovery rates of belowground properties using two chronosequences consisting of continuously cultivated and independently restored fields with contrasting diversity management strategies: grasslands restored with high plant richness and managed for diversity with frequent burning (n=20) and grasslands restored with fewer species that were infrequently burned (n=15)...
January 17, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097635/treatment-of-functional-impairment-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
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Jose Sanchez-Moreno, Anabel Martinez-Aran, Eduard Vieta
Traditionally, functional impairment has received little attention in bipolar disorder, despite the fact that many patients experience significant impairments in daily life. In the last decade, research has changed its focus from clinical remission to functional recovery in bipolar patients as a priority. A literature review of this topic will allow us provide an overview of the relevance of functional impairment as well as the potential factors that can predict or contribute to low functioning in bipolar disorder (BD)...
January 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097626/peer-mentors-delivering-a-physical-activity-intervention-for-cancer-survivors-effects-among-mentors
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Bernardine M Pinto, Shira Dunsiger, Kevin Stein, Chelsey Kamson
To further inform implementation efforts of a telephone-based physical activity (PA) intervention for breast cancer survivors, we assessed the PA, fatigue, mood, and quality of life of the peer mentors/coaches who delivered the program. The coaches were volunteers with the American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program. The coaches (n = 18) delivered the PA intervention to 76 breast cancer survivors in a randomized controlled trial. Coaches completed assessments of PA (self-report), motivational readiness for PA, and standardized measures of psychosocial variables at the start of coaching and at study exit...
January 17, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097305/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-a-review
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Olle Ljungqvist, Michael Scott, Kenneth C Fearon
Importance: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a paradigm shift in perioperative care, resulting in substantial improvements in clinical outcomes and cost savings. Observations: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is a multimodal, multidisciplinary approach to the care of the surgical patient. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery process implementation involves a team consisting of surgeons, anesthetists, an ERAS coordinator (often a nurse or a physician assistant), and staff from units that care for the surgical patient...
January 11, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095811/an-integrated-recovery-oriented-model-irm-for-mental-health-services-evolution-and-challenges
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Barry G Frost, Srinivasan Tirupati, Suzanne Johnston, Megan Turrell, Terry J Lewin, Ketrina A Sly, Agatha M Conrad
BACKGROUND: Over past decades, improvements in longer-term clinical and personal outcomes for individuals experiencing serious mental illness (SMI) have been moderate, although recovery has clearly been shown to be possible. Recovery experiences are inherently personal, and recovery can be complex and non-linear; however, there are a broad range of potential recovery contexts and contributors, both non-professional and professional. Ongoing refinement of recovery-oriented models for mental health (MH) services needs to be fostered...
January 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095574/managing-occupational-irritant-contact-dermatitis-using-a-two-step-skincare-regimen-designed-to-prevent-skin-damage-and-support-skin-recovery
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Erika C von Grote, Kiruthi Palaniswarmy, Matthew H Meckfessel
Occupational irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) affecting the hands is a common and difficult-to-manage condition. Occupations that necessitate contact with harsh chemicals, use of alcohol-based disinfectants, and frequent hand washing elevate the risk of ICD. Management strategies that do not adequately prevent accumulated damage and repair skin, can develop into chronic dermatoses which negatively impact work productivity and quality of life. A 2-step skin-care regimen (Excipial Daily Protection Hand Cream (EP) and Excipial Rapid Repair Hand Cream (ER), Galderma Laboratories, L...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094477/effects-of-intravenous-lidocaine-dexmedetomidine-and-their-combination-on-the-postoperative-pain-and-recovery-of-bowel-function-in-patients-undergoing-abdominal-hysterectomy
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Si Q Xu, Yuan H Li, Shen B Wang, Sheng H Hu, Xia Ju, Jin B Xiao
BACKGROUND: Intravenous (IV) lidocaine and dexmedetomidine have been shown to decrease postoperative pain, reduce analgesic consumption and facilitate return of bowel function. We investigated whether lidocaine combined with dexmedetomidine infusion was superior in controlling pain and recovery of bowel function. METHODS: 240 women undergoing elective abdominal hysterectomy were randomly assigned into four groups: group CON received normal saline infusion, group LIDO received lidocaine infusion (1...
January 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093901/does-hospital-readmission-following-colorectal-cancer-resection-and-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-impact-on-long-term-survival
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Nathan J Curtis, Emma Noble, Emad Salib, Rob Hipkiss, Emily Meachim, Richard Dalton, Andrew Allison, Jonathan Ockrim, Nader K Francis
BACKGROUND: Hospital readmission is undesirable for patients and care providers as this can impact short-term recovery and carries financial consequences. It is unknown if readmission has long term implications. AIM: To investigate the impact of thirty day readmission on long term overall survival following colorectal cancer resection within enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) care and explore the reasons, severity and details of readmission episodes. METHODS: A dedicated, prospectively populated database was reviewed...
January 17, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093897/presence-of-early-stage-cancer-does-not-impair-the-early-protein-metabolic-response-to-major-surgery
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Mariëlle P K J Engelen, V Suzanne Klimberg, Arianna Allasia, Nicolaas Ep Deutz
BACKGROUND: Combined bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction is a common major surgical procedure in women with breast cancer and in those with a family history of breast cancer. As this large surgical procedure induces muscle protein loss, a preserved anabolic response to nutrition is warranted for optimal recovery. It is unclear whether the presence of early stage cancer negatively affects the protein metabolic response to major surgery as this would mandate perioperative nutritional support...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093714/neuroplasticity-based-technologies-and-interventions-for-restoring-motor-functions-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Sofia Straudi, Nino Basaglia
Motor impairments are very common in multiple sclerosis (MS), leading to a reduced Quality of Life and active participation. In the past decades, new insights into the functional reorganization processes that occur after a brain injury have been introduced. Specifically, the motor practice seems to be determinant to induce neuroplastic changes and motor recovery. More recently, these findings have been extended to multiple sclerosis, in particular, it has been hypothesized that disease progression, functional reorganization and disability are mutually related...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093674/prospect-of-recovering-phosphorus-in-magnesium-slag-packed-wetland-filter
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Xianqiang Tang, Min Wu, Rui Li, Zhenhua Wang
Phosphorus recovery from wastewater not only reduces the unbearable impacts of excessive nutrient discharge on environmental systems but also favor the reuse of phosphorus resource. Based on the mechanism as well as technical analysis for major phosphorus recovery techniques including struvite precipitation and wetland substrate adsorption, a novel magnesium slag-packed wetland filter and corresponding operational procedures are proposed, which aim to reduce the dependence of using magnesium-containing chemical reagent as magnesium sources for struvite precipitation, and improve the accumulation and recovery performance for struvite precipitation within porous wetland substrate...
January 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093672/influence-of-quechers-modifications-on-recovery-and-matrix-effect-during-the-multi-residue-pesticide-analysis-in-soil-by-gc-ms-ms-and-gc-ecd-npd
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Bożena Łozowicka, Ewa Rutkowska, Magdalena Jankowska
A QuEChERS extraction followed by GC/MS/MS and GC-μECD/NPD for 216 pesticide and metabolites determination in soil simultaneously were developed and compared. Volume of water, volume and polarity of solvent, and cleanup sorbents (C18, GCB, PSA) were optimized. The QuEChERS with and without purification step were applied to estimate effectiveness of the method. The recovery and matrix effect (ME) were critical parameters within each tested procedure. The optimal method without cleanup was validated. Accuracy (expressed as recovery), precision (expressed as RSD), linearity, LOQ, and uncertainty were determined...
January 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093553/enhancement-of-visual-cortex-plasticity-by-dark-exposure
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Irina Erchova, Asta Vasalauskaite, Valentina Longo, Frank Sengpiel
Dark rearing is known to delay the time course of the critical period for ocular dominance plasticity in the visual cortex. Recent evidence suggests that a period of dark exposure (DE) may enhance or reinstate plasticity even after closure of the critical period, mediated through modification of the excitatory-inhibitory balance and/or removal of structural brakes on plasticity. Here, we investigated the effects of a week of DE on the recovery from a month of monocular deprivation (MD) in the primary visual cortex (V1) of juvenile mice...
March 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093121/phenyltrichlorosilane-functionalized-magnesium-oxide-microspheres-preparation-characterization-and-application-for-the-selective-extraction-of-dioxin-like-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-soils-with-matrix-solid-phase-dispersion
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Dongqin Tan, Jing Jin, Fang Li, Xiaoli Sun, Dhanjai, Yuwen Ni, Jiping Chen
Magnesium oxide microspheres functionalized with phenyltrichlorosilane (PTS-MgO) were synthesized by surface modification through silanization reaction, which was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetry analysis (TGA) and N2 adsorption-desorption. The result indicated that PTS-MgO not only possessed the ability of enhancing the retention with PAHs, but also weakening the interference from chlorinated compounds. As a sorbent for the matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD) extraction, PTS-MgO was used to selectively extract seven dioxin-like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (DL-PAHs) from soil samples...
March 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092334/is-enhanced-recovery-the-new-standard-of-care-in-microsurgical-breast-reconstruction
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Anoushka Afonso, Sabine Oskar, Kay See Tan, Joseph J Disa, Babak J Mehrara, Jihan Ceyhan, Joseph H Dayan
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) have been shown to aid in patient recovery and improve outcomes in many surgical settings. At present, there is limited data available regarding the use and feasibility of ERPs for patients undergoing microsurgical breast reconstruction. We sought to assess patient outcomes before and after the introduction of an ERP that was adopted by multiple surgeons at a single cancer center. METHODS: A multidisciplinary ERP was developed for patients undergoing deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) or muscle-sparing free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap breast reconstruction...
January 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091936/task-specific-motor-rehabilitation-therapy-after-stroke-improves-performance-in-a-different-motor-task-translational-evidence
#19
M El Amki, P Baumgartner, O Bracko, A R Luft, S Wegener
While the stroke survivor with a motor deficit strives for recovery of all aspects of daily life movements, neurorehabilitation training is often task specific and does not generalize to movements other than the ones trained. In rodent models of post-stroke recovery, this problem is poorly investigated as the training task is often the same as the one that measures motor function. The present study investigated whether motor training by pellet reaching translates into enhancement of different motor functions in rats after stroke...
January 14, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091782/adaptation-perceptual-learning-and-plasticity-of-brain-functions
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REVIEW
Jonathan C Horton, Manfred Fahle, Theo Mulder, Susanne Trauzettel-Klosinski
The capacity for functional restitution after brain damage is quite different in the sensory and motor systems. This series of presentations highlights the potential for adaptation, plasticity, and perceptual learning from an interdisciplinary perspective. The chances for restitution in the primary visual cortex are limited. Some patterns of visual field loss and recovery after stroke are common, whereas others are impossible, which can be explained by the arrangement and plasticity of the cortical map. On the other hand, compensatory mechanisms are effective, can occur spontaneously, and can be enhanced by training...
January 14, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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