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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532031/screening-of-process-variables-to-enhance-the-solubility-of-famotidine-with-2-hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-pvp-k-30-by-using-plackett-burman-design-approach
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Umakant Verma, Jitendra B Naik, Jayesh S Patil, Sunil K Yadava
In the present work, inclusion complex of famotidine (FMT) was prepared with (2-HydroxyPropyl)-β-Cyclodextrin (HP-β-CyD) and polyvinylpyrrolidone K-30 (PVP K-30) by spray drying technique to enhance the solubility of famotidine. FMT is a potent histamine H2-receptor antagonist having low solubility as well as oral bioavailability. In order to enhance the solubility of FMT, a quality by design (QbD) approach has been used by employing Plackett-Burman design (PBD). With the application of PBD, seven independent process variables were investigated and optimized for maximum solubility...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532015/effect-of-sintering-temperature-rise-from-870-to-920%C3%A2-c-on-physicomechanical-and-biological-quality-of-nano-hydroxyapatite-an-explorative-multi-phase-experimental-in-vitro-vivo-study
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Ahad Khoshzaban, Vahid Rakhshan, Farhood Najafi, Leila Aghajanpour, Seyed Jafar Hashemian, Saeed Heidari Keshel, Ikuya Watanabe, Alireza Valanezhad, Tahereh Sadat Jafarzadeh Kashi
Hydroxyapatite (HA) is a proper scaffold for bone repair, however, it is not of excellent mechanical properties. Most previous studies on the effect of temperature increases were in vitro and had assessed merely improvements of HA's physicomechanical quality. This in vitro/vivo study investigated the effect of temperature increases from 870 to 920°C on physicomechanical and biological quality of Nano-HA. Forty experimentally produced HA disks sintered at 870 to 920°C were prepared (n=20×2). Disks were subjected to Vickers microindentation test (1 disk from each group divided into 4 quarters), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (1 disk), X-ray diffraction (XRD) [1 disk together with non-sintered HA], field emission scanning electron microscopy (FSEM, 1 disk from each group together with non-sintered HA), cell seeding and SEM assessment (2 disks), MTT assay over 4 different time periods (16 quadrants of 4 disks from each group), 6 one-thirds of 2 disks from each group for immunocytochemical (ICC) assay, and 8 disks from each group [as well as non-sintered HA] for the animal study (implantation in 4 sockets in 8 rabbits [32 specimens], histomorphometry, and computerized tomography) over two time periods...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531969/biogeographical-factors-affecting-the-distribution-of-stream-salamanders-on-the-cumberland-plateau-usa
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P R Gould, K K Cecala, S S Drukker, B A McKenzie, C Van de Ven
Geophysical and climate conditions play an important role in the distribution of organisms at both fine and broad scales. Headwater streams integrate changes at broad geographical scales and serve as important regions of nutrient processing and support high biodiversity. Stream salamanders are important members of headwater aquatic communities as both predators and prey. Combined with their biphasic life histories and physiological requirements, stream amphibians may serve as indicators for headwater stream conditions...
May 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531962/how-geostatistics-can-help-you-find-lead-and-galvanized-water-service-lines-the-case-of-flint-mi
#4
Pierre Goovaerts
In the aftermath of Flint drinking water crisis, most US cities have been scrambling to locate all lead service lines (LSLs) in their water supply systems. This information, which is most often inaccurate or lacking, is critical to assess compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule and to plan the replacement of lead and galvanized service lines (GSLs) as currently under way in Flint. This paper presents the first geospatial approach to predict the likelihood that a home has a LSL or GSL based on neighboring field data (i...
May 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531856/low-cost-digester-monitoring-under-realistic-conditions-rural-use-of-biogas-and-digestate-quality
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L Castro, H Escalante, J Jaimes-Estévez, L J Díaz, K Vecino, G Rojas, L Mantilla
The purpose of this work was to assess the behaviour of anaerobic digestion of cattle manure in a rural digester under realistic conditions, and estimate the quality and properties of the digestate. The data obtained during monitoring indicated that the digester operation was stable without risk of inhibition. It produced an average of 0.85Nm(3)biogas/d at 65.6% methane, providing an energy savings of 76%. In addition, the digestate contained high nutrient concentrations, which is an important feature of fertilizers...
May 10, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531835/postpartum-acute-colonic-pseudo-obstruction-ogilvie-s-syndrome-a-systematic-review-of-case-reports-and-case-series
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Pradeep Jayaram, Manoj Mohan, Stephen Lindow, Justin Konje
INTRODUCTION: Ogilvie's Syndrome or Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction (ACPO) is a rare condition characterized by massive dilatation of the colon in the absence of mechanical obstruction. About 10% of all reported cases are related to Obstetric and Gynaecological procedures, Caesarean section being the commonest associated factor. Acute intestinal dilatation, if not treated, may lead to perforation and faecal peritonitis with consequent high morbidity and mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic literature searches were performed in PubMed, EMBASE, Google scholar and hand searches for relevant references were included without any language restriction...
May 2, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531808/prenatal-diagnosis-of-biliary-atresia-a-case-series
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O Shen, H Y Sela, H Nagar, R Rabinowitz, E Jacobovich, D Chen, E Granot
BACKGROUND: Biliary atresia is a progressive disease presenting with jaundice, and is the most common indication for liver transplantation in the pediatric population. Prenatal series have yielded conflicting results concerning a possible association between BA and prenatal nonvisualization of the gallbladder. AIMS: This retrospective case series was performed to assess the association between biliary atresia, prenatal nonvisualization of the gallbladder and other sonographic signs...
May 19, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531798/environmental-hazard-assessment-of-a-marine-mine-tailings-deposit-site-and-potential-implications-for-deep-sea-mining
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Nélia C Mestre, Thiago L Rocha, Miquel Canals, Cátia Cardoso, Roberto Danovaro, Antonio Dell'Anno, Cristina Gambi, Francesco Regoli, Anna Sanchez-Vidal, Maria João Bebianno
Portmán Bay is a heavily contaminated area resulting from decades of metal mine tailings disposal, and is considered a suitable shallow-water analogue to investigate the potential ecotoxicological impact of deep-sea mining. Resuspension plumes were artificially created by removing the top layer of the mine tailings deposit by bottom trawling. Mussels were deployed at three sites: i) off the mine tailings deposit area; ii) on the mine tailings deposit beyond the influence from the resuspension plumes; iii) under the influence of the artificially generated resuspension plumes...
May 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531797/a-macrophyte-bioassessment-approach-linking-taxon-specific-tolerance-and-abundance-in-north-temperate-lakes
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Alison Mikulyuk, Martha Barton, Jennifer Hauxwell, Catherine Hein, Ellen Kujawa, Kristi Minahan, Michelle E Nault, Daniel L Oele, Kelly I Wagner
Bioassessment methods are critically needed to evaluate and monitor lake ecological condition. Aquatic macrophytes are good candidate indicators, but few lake bioassessment methods developed in North America use them. The few macrophyte bioassessment methods that do exist suffer from problems related to subjectivity and discernibility along disturbance gradients. We developed and tested a bioassessment approach for 462 north temperate lakes. The approach links macrophyte abundance to lake ecological condition via estimates of taxon-specific abundance-weighted tolerance to anthropogenic disturbance...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531553/hiv-1-viral-load-measurement-in-venous-blood-and-fingerprick-blood-using-abbott-realtime-hiv-1-dbs-assay
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Ning Tang, Vihanga Pahalawatta, Andrea Frank, Zowie Bagley, Raquel Viana, John Lampinen, Gregor Leckie, Shihai Huang, Klara Abravaya, Carole L Wallis
BACKGROUND: HIV RNA suppression is a key indicator for monitoring success of antiretroviral therapy. From a logistical perspective, viral load (VL) testing using Dried Blood Spots (DBS) is a promising alternative to plasma based VL testing in resource-limited settings. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the analytical and clinical performance of the Abbott RealTime HIV-1 assay using a fully automated one-spot DBS sample protocol. STUDY DESIGN: Limit of detection (LOD), linearity, lower limit of quantitation (LLQ), upper limit of quantitation (ULQ), and precision were determined using serial dilutions of HIV-1 Virology Quality Assurance stock (VQA Rush University), or HIV-1-containing armored RNA, made in venous blood...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531453/protected-time-for-nutrition-support-teams-what-are-the-benefits
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Guilherme D Ceniccola, Wilma M C Araújo, Ione de Brito-Ashurst, Henrique B Abreu, Rita de C Akutsu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Nutrition support teams (NSTs) are important and unique entities in acute care hospitals. Despite their utility, NSTs are lacking in the majority of hospitals worldwide and where they exist, most members only spend a fraction of their time working within that role. We aim to evaluate the effect of protected time on NST performance by assessing the influence of structure and process in NST activities. METHODS: All large public hospitals (>250 beds) in the Brazilian Federal District were evaluated with a structured questionnaire designed to assess NST performance...
December 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531332/are-sleep-problems-a-risk-factor-for-the-onset-of-musculoskeletal-pain-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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Alessandro Andreucci, Paul Campbell, Kate M Dunn
Study objectives: Musculoskeletal pain is a major burden on society. Adults with sleep problems are at higher risk for musculoskeletal pain onset, but there is no evidence for this relationship in children and adolescents. This study aimed to systematically review prospective studies on the risk for musculoskeletal pain onset in children and adolescents with sleep problems. Methods: Five databases (MEDLINE, PsycINFO, AMED, EMBASE, HMIC) were systematically searched to identify prospective studies that investigated if children and adolescents (aged 6-19 years) with sleep problems are at higher risk for musculoskeletal pain onset...
May 20, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531119/quality-attributes-and-in-vitro-bioequivalence-of-different-brands-of-amoxicillin-trihydrate-tablets
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Moawia M Al-Tabakha, Khairi M S Fahelelbom, Dana Emad Eddin Obaid, Sadik Sayed
Bacterial resistance and antibiotic drug effectiveness can be related to administering generic products with a subtherapeutic dose or poor in vivo drug release. The aim of this study was to investigate whether locally marketed amoxicillin tablets have the required chemical and physical attributes, including in vitro bioequivalence performance. Five generic products (T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5) containing combination of amoxicillin trihydrate and potassium clavulanate as 1 g strength present in immediate release tablets were compared to the reference listed drug product Augmentin® (R) for weight variation, friability, resistance to crushing, and chemical content of amoxicillin...
May 20, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531094/cost-effectiveness-of-a-community-exercise-and-nutrition-program-for-older-adults-texercise-select
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Olufolake Odufuwa Akanni, Matthew Lee Smith, Marcia G Ory
The wide-spread dissemination of evidence-based programs that can improve health outcomes among older populations often requires an understanding of factors influencing community adoption of such programs. One such program is Texercise Select, a community-based health promotion program previously shown to improve functional health, physical activity, nutritional habits and quality of the life among older adults. This paper assesses the cost-effectiveness of Texercise Select in the context of supportive environments to facilitate its delivery and statewide sustainability...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530847/repeatability-of-mr-elastography-of-liver-a-meta-analysis
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Suraj D Serai, Nancy A Obuchowski, Sudhakar K Ventakesh, Claude B Sirlin, Frank H Miller, Edward Ashton, Patricia E Cole, Richard L Ehman
Purpose To perform a meta-analysis to generate an estimate of the repeatability coefficient (RC) for magnetic resonance (MR) elastography of the liver. Materials and Methods A systematic search of databases was performed for publications on MR elastography during the 10-year period between 2006 and 2015. The identified studies were screened independently and were verified reciprocally by all authors. Two reviewers independently determined the percentage RC and effective sample size from each article. A forest plot was constructed of the percentage RC estimates from the 12 studies...
May 22, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530786/morphine-for-chronic-neuropathic-pain-in-adults
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REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Junqiao Chen, Philip J Wiffen, Sheena Derry, Daniel B Carr, Dominic Aldington, Peter Cole, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain, which is caused by a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system, may be central or peripheral in origin. Neuropathic pain often includes symptoms such as burning or shooting sensations, abnormal sensitivity to normally painless stimuli, or an increased sensitivity to normally painful stimuli. Neuropathic pain is a common symptom in many diseases of the nervous system. Opioid drugs, including morphine, are commonly used to treat neuropathic pain...
May 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530616/effect-of-ultrasound-treatment-on-visual-color-vitamin-c-total-phenols-and-carotenoids-content-in-cape-gooseberry-juice
#17
Luis Eduardo Ordóñez-Santos, Jader Martínez-Girón, Maria Enith Arias-Jaramillo
Strong interest of consumers in acquiring minimally processed foods that conserve the different micronutrients has raised the need to study the effect of food processing methods on quality attributes. The aim of the study was to determine the effect ultrasound treatment on color, and the bioactive compounds (ascorbic acid, total phenols, carotenoids, and provitamin A) of Cape gooseberry juice. Color values, ascorbic acid, total phenols, carotenoids, and Retinol Activity Equivalent (RAE) were measured. The results indicate significant reductions (p<0...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530595/comparison-of-solvents-for-extraction-of-krill-oil-from-krill-meal-lipid-yield-phospholipids-content-fatty-acids-composition-and-minor-components
#18
Dan Xie, Jun Jin, Jiang Sun, Li Liang, Xiaosan Wang, Wei Zhang, Xingguo Wang, Qingzhe Jin
The effects of seven different extraction solvents (ethanol, isopropanol, acetone, ethyl acetate, isohexane, n-hexane, and subcritical butane) on the lipid yield and quality of the oil extracted from krill meal were investigated in this study. Phospholipids (PL), fatty acids (FA) composition and minor components including sterols, astaxanthin, vitamin A and tocopherols in the extracted krill oil were analyzed. The results indicated that ethanol and isopropanol led to comparatively higher lipid yields (16.33 and 14...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530462/using-yoga-nidra-to-improve-stress-in-psychiatric-nurses-in-a-pilot-study
#19
Roberta Anderson, Kristine Mammen, Padmini Paul, Allisyn Pletch, Kathleen Pulia
Given today's hurried and stressful heathcare system, nurses need mechanisms to take care of themselves, promote their own wellness, and build resilience in managing sick patients. Yoga is one such mechanism; it can decrease anxiety and improve sleep and quality of life. In this pilot study, nine nurses participated in 6 weekly sessions of yoga nidra. Measures of sleep, stress, and muscle fatigue were obtained to determine whether yoga had a positive impact upon quality of life and stress. Although based on a small sample of nurses, results indicated positive findings for both perceived stress level and muscle fatigue...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530435/friends-also-matter-examining-friendship-adjustment-indices-as-moderators-of-anxious-withdrawal-and-trajectories-of-change-in-psychological-maladjustment
#20
Andrea Markovic, Julie C Bowker
The present study evaluated whether 3 indices of friendship adjustment (mutual friendship involvement, friendship stability, friendship quality) are important, but overlooked, moderators of the impact of anxious-withdrawal on trajectories of psychological maladjustment during early adolescence. Participants included 271 young adolescents (51% boys; Mage = 11.83 years; 42% ethnic minority) who completed peer nomination and self-report measures at 3 waves in a longitudinal study. In line with hypotheses, growth curve analyses revealed that anxious-withdrawal predicted less negative psychological adjustment trajectories for friended young adolescents, albeit somewhat differently for boys and girls...
May 22, 2017: Developmental Psychology
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