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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101544/tetrathienyl-functionalized-red-and-nir-absorbing-bodipy-dyes-appending-various-peripheral-substituents
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Ping Liu, Feng Gao, Lina Zhou, Yu Chen, Zhijian Chen
A series of boron-dipyrromethene dyes (BODIPYs) 4a-g with different thienyl moieties at 2,3,5,6-positions of the BODIPY core were synthesized by the Stille cross-coupling reaction. The new compounds were characterized by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, HRMS, and IR spectroscopy. The single crystal structure of compound 4e was obtained by X-ray crystallography. The optical and electrochemical properties of these dyes were studied by UV/Vis spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry. The DFT calculation of the frontier molecular orbitals of these dyes corroborates the observed effects of peripheral substituents on the optical and redox properties...
January 19, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099894/handheld-new-technology-raman-and-portable-ft-ir-spectrometers-as-complementary-tools-for-the-in-situ-identification-of-organic-materials-in-modern-art
#2
M Vagnini, F Gabrieli, A Daveri, D Sali
A non-invasive approach has been carried out to characterize painting materials used in modern artworks conserved in the art collection of Carandente's museum at Palazzo Collicola in Spoleto (Italy). This work is focused on the cross-validation of the handheld BRAVO Raman spectrometer, that uses a sequentially Shifted Excitation (SSE) to mitigate fluorescence, for the characterization specifically of organic materials. The analytical procedure, combining XRF, Raman and reflection infrared spectroscopy, allowed a complete characterization of the artists' palettes; particularly eight different synthetic dyes belonging to the class of pigment red (PR) and pigment yellow (PY...
January 5, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098000/the-crisis-we-all-saw-coming
#3
Kevin Davies
The British Red Cross is absolutely right to talk about a humanitarian crisis in the NHS (news online, 6 January; see analysis page 12 ). This strong, emotive terminology is sadly accurate.
January 18, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097699/maternal-red-blood-cell-alloantibodies-identified-in-blood-samples-obtained-from-iranian-pregnant-women-the-first-population-study-in-iran
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Ehsan Shahverdi, Mostafa Moghaddam, Fateme Gorzin
BACKGROUND: The objective was to determine the frequency of occurrence of alloantibodies among pregnant women in Iran. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a prospective cross-sectional study, which was carried out in the immunohematology reference laboratory of the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization in Tehran, Iran, in 2008 to 2015. Screening and identification of red blood cell (RBC) alloantibodies was done on the sera of 7340 pregnant females using the standard tube method and gel column agglutination technique...
January 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093366/strategy-for-constructing-vascularized-adipose-units-in-poly-l-glutamic-acid-hydrogel-porous-scaffold-through-inducing-in-situ-formation-of-ascs-spheroids
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Kunxi Zhang, Li Song, Jia Wang, Shifeng Yan, Guifei Li, Lei Cui, Jingbo Yin
: Vascularization is of great importance to adipose tissue regeneration. Here we introduced a paradigm that using scaffold to induce ASC spheroids, so to promote vascularized adipose tissue regeneration. Poly (L-glutamic acid) (PLGA) was activated by EDC, followed by being cross-linked by Adipic dihydrazide (ADH) to form a homogeneous hydrogel. Lyophilization was then carried out to create porous structure. The PLGA hydrogel scaffold possessed a significant swollen hydrophilic network to weaken cell-scaffold adhesion but drive ASCs to aggregate to form spheroids...
January 13, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093072/in-vitro-effects-of-hyaluronic-acid-on-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
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Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Heinz-Dieter Müller, Andrea Mueller, Adrian Lussi, Anton Sculean, Patrick R Schmidlin, Richard J Miron
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid (HA) has been reported to have a positive effect on periodontal wound healing following nonsurgical and surgical therapy. However, to date, a few basic in vitro studies have been reported to investigating the potential of HA on human periodontal ligament (PDL) cell regeneration. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of HA on PDL cell compatibility, proliferation, and differentiation in vitro. METHODS: Either non-cross-linked (HA_ncl) or cross-linked (HA_cl) HA was investigated...
January 16, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088749/dual-channel-probe-of-carbon-dots-cooperating-with-gold-nanoclusters-employed-for-assaying-multiple-targets
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Kuncheng Yang, Shanshan Wang, Yingyi Wang, Hong Miao, Xiaoming Yang
Herein, carbon dots (CD@Papain) from papain have been originally synthesized in aqueous solution along with a quantum yield of 6.2%, and showed cyan fluorescence at 435nm. Meanwhile, papain-templated Au nanoclusters (AuNCs@Papain) were prepared with the same precursor. On the basis of the two types of nanomaterials, CD@Papain and AuNCs@Papain have been designed to assemble as one nanosensor (termed as CD-AuNCs@Papain) through a typical cross-linking reaction. Significantly, it not only emitted the dual-emission fluorescent signals with the same excitation, but also can assay multiple targets through exhibiting cyan, yellow, and red emission respectively...
January 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081578/birth-prevalence-of-anorectal-malformations-for-the-western-cape-province-south-africa-2005-to-2012
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Andre Theron, Alp Numanoglu
Introduction Anorectal malformations (ARMs) are a major birth anomaly worldwide. South Africa has ethnically and geologically diverse populations. A recent publication indicated an increased birth prevalence of ARMs in the Witwatersrand referral area between 2005 and 2010. The purpose of this study was to determine the birth prevalence of ARM and its various subtypes in the Western Cape referral district over an 8-year period. Methods For an 8-year period from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2012; retrospective data were collected from the Pediatric Surgical Departments of Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Tygerberg Children's Hospital, as well as the private sector health registries...
January 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077823/association-of-health-symptoms-with-low-level-exposure-to-organophosphates-dna-damage-ache-activity-and-occupational-knowledge-and-practice-among-rice-corn-and-double-crop-farmers
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Surat Hongsibsong, Nalin Sittitoon, Ratana Sapbamrer
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to determine (1) total dialkylphosphate (ΣDAP) levels, occupational knowledge and practice, DNA damage, AChE activity, and health symptoms in rice, corn, and double-crop farmers; (2) the association of health symptoms with ΣDAP levels, occupational knowledge and practice, DNA damage, and AChE activity in farmers; and (3) the prevalence of health symptoms between farmers and non-farmers. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted by interviewing as well as analyzing urine and blood samples during July to August 2014...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077632/phyloepidemiological-analysis-reveals-that-viral-divergence-led-to-the-paucity-of-sivmus-gsn-mon-infections-in-wild-populations
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Fabian Schmidt, Florian Liegeois, Edward J D Greenwood, Matthew LeBreton, James Lester, Luc Deleplancque, Martine Peeters, Avelin Aghokeng, Ubald Tamoufe, Joseph L D Diffo, Jean M Takuo, Nathan D Wolfe, Eric Leroy, François Rouet, Jonathan L Heeney
: Human immunodeficiency virus subtype-1 (HIV-1) is the result of cross-species transmission of simian immunodeficiency virus from chimpanzees (SIVcpz). SIVcpz is a chimeric virus which shares common ancestors with viruses infecting red capped mangabeys and a subset of guenon species. The epidemiology of SIV infection in hominoids is characterized by low prevalence and uneven geographical distribution. Surveys in Cameroon indicated that two closely related members of the guenon species subset, mustached guenons and greater spot-nosed guenons, infected with SIVmus and SIVgsn respectively, have also low rates of SIV infections in their populations...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071843/automated-measurement-of-pressure-injury-through-image-processing
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Dan Li, Carol Mathews
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Develop an image processing algorithm to automatically measure pressure injuries using electronic pressure injury images stored in nursing documentation. BACKGROUND: Photographing pressure injuries and storing the images in the electronic health record is standard practice in many hospitals. However, the manual measurement of pressure injury is time-consuming, challenging, and subject to intra-inter-reader variability with complexities of the pressure injury and the clinical environment...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071828/electronic-structure-and-excited-state-dynamics-of-an-arduengo-type-carbene-and-its-imidazolone-oxidation-product
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Hans-Christian Schmitt, Marco Flock, Eileen Welz, Bernd Engels, Heidi Schneider, Udo Radius, Ingo Fischer
In this paper we describe an investigation of the excited-state dynamics of isolated 1,3-di-tert-butyl-imidazoline-2-ylidene (tBu2Im, C11H20N2, m/z=180), an Arduengo-type carbene, by time- and frequency-resolved photoionization using a picosecond laser system. The energies of several singlet and triplet excited states were calculated by time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT). The S1 state of the carbene deactivates on a 100 ps time scale possibly via intersystem crossing. In the experiments we observed an additional signal at m/z=196, that was assigned to the oxidation product 1,3-di-tert-butyl-imidazolone, tBu2ImO...
January 10, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069566/doctors-condemn-need-for-red-cross-to-step-in-to-aid-nhs-in-humanitarian-crisis
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Adrian O'Dowd
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069093/development-and-evaluation-of-a-nutrition-transition-ffq-for-adolescents-in-south-india
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Nida I Shaikh, Jennifer K Frediani, Usha Ramakrishnan, Shailaja S Patil, Kathryn M Yount, Reynaldo Martorell, Km Venkat Narayan, Solveig A Cunningham
OBJECTIVE: To develop and evaluate a Nutrition Transition-FFQ (NT-FFQ) to measure nutrition transition among adolescents in South India. DESIGN: We developed an interviewer-administered NT-FFQ comprising a 125-item semi-quantitative FFQ and a twenty-seven-item eating behaviour survey. The reproducibility and validity of the NT-FFQ were assessed using Spearman correlations, intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC), and levels of agreement using Bland-Altman and cross-classification over 2 months (NT-FFQ1 and NT-FFQ2)...
January 10, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068945/why-women-bleed-and-how-they-are-saved-a-cross-sectional-study-of-caesarean-section-near-miss-morbidity
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S Maswime, E J Buchmann
BACKGROUND: Maternal deaths from 'bleeding during and after caesarean section' (BDACS) have increased in South Africa, and have now become the largest sub-cause of deaths from obstetric haemorrhage. The aim of this study was to describe risk factors and causes of near-miss related to BDACS and interventions used to arrest haemorrhage and treat its effects. METHODS: Cross-sectional prospective study in 13 urban public hospitals in South Africa, from July to December 2014...
January 9, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067495/upconversion-nanocrystals-mediated-lateral-flow-nanoplatform-for-in-vitro-detection
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Zhiqin Liang, Xiaochen Wang, Wei Zhu, Pingping Zhang, Yongxin Yang, Chongyun Sun, Junjie Zhang, Xinrui Wang, Zheng Xu, Yong Zhao, Ruifu Yang, Suling Zhao, Lei Zhou
Upconversion phosphors (UCPs) that are free from interference from biological sample autofluorescence have attracted attention for in vivo and in vitro bioapplications. However, UCPs need to be water-dispersible, nanosized, and highly luminous to realize broad applications. Therefore, the aim of this research is to develop UCPs that meet these comprehensive criteria for in vitro diagnosis. To combine nano size with high luminous intensity, β-NaYF4:Yb(3+),Er(3+) upconversion nanocrystals (UCNPs) codoped with Li(+) and K(+) are prepared that display high upconversion intensities as well as small size...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066011/role-of-membrane-cholesterol-and-lipid-peroxidation-in-regulating-the-na-k-atpase-activity-in-schizophrenia
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Suparna Roy, Anindya Dasgupta, Ushasi Banerjee, Piali Chowdhury, Ashis Mukhopadhyay, Gautam Saha, Omprakash Singh
BACKGROUND: Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase (NKA) activity is compromised in several neuropsychiatric disorders. Oxidative stress and membrane lipid composition play important roles in regulating NKA activity. AIMS: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of oxidative stress-induced membrane lipid damage and membrane cholesterol composition on NKA pump activity in schizophrenia. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: It was a hospital-based, cross-sectional, observational study in 49 cases and 51 controls for 1 year...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065750/physicochemical-properties-and-biological-activities-of-novel-blend-films-using-oxidized-pectin-chitosan
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Asma Chetouani, Nadège Follain, Stéphane Marais, Christophe Rihouey, Meriem Elkolli, Mahmoud Bounekhel, Djafer Benachour, Didier Le Cerf
Pectin has been widely used in a variety of biomedical applications. In this study, it was modified with sodium periodate as an oxidant and characterized by physicochemical methods Periodate oxidation increased the contents of dialdehyde units and carboxyl groups in pectin, and a decrease in pectin viscosity was measured. The oxidization reaction led to a significant decrease in all values of molecular weight and size (Mn, Mw, [η] and Rh) as determined by size exclusion chromatography (SEC), which allowed the selection of the oxidized pectin to be added to chitosan...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061789/comparison-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-dietary-intakes-among-javanese-surinamese-and-south-asian-surinamese-in-the-netherlands-the-helius-study
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Qaisar Raza, Marieke B Snijder, Jacob C Seidell, Ron J G Peters, Mary Nicolaou
BACKGROUND: Ethnic differences regarding the percent of non-communicable diseases have been shown in Asia but the studies on Asian subgroups living in the western countries regarding percent of cardiovascular risk factors and dietary intakes have been scarce. Therefore we compared the percent of cardiovascular risk factors and dietary intakes between Javanese Surinamese who are originally from Indonesia and South-Asian Surinamese who are originally from India. METHODS: Cross-sectional baseline data of the HELIUS (Healthy Life in an Urban Setting) study were used, including data of 2935 Surinamese participants (197 of Javanese and 2738 of South-Asian origin) out of which 1160 participants (78 Javanese and 1082 South-Asian) additionally reported dietary intake data...
January 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057471/partial-least-squares-regression-and-fourier-transform-infrared-ftir-microspectroscopy-for-prediction-of-resistance-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg2-cells
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Cholpajsorn Junhom, Natthida Weerapreeyakul, Waraporn Tanthanuch, Kanjana Thumanu
We evaluated the feasibility of FTIR microspectroscopy combined with partial least squares regression (PLS-R) for determination of resistance in HepG2 cells. Cell viability testing was performed using neutral red assay for the concentration of cisplatin resulting in 50% antiproliferation (IC50). The resistance index (RI) is the ratio of the IC50 in resistant HepG2 cells vs. parental HepG2 cells. Principal component and unsupervised hierarchical cluster analyses were applied and a differentiation of samples of cells (parental, 1...
January 3, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
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