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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738514/unraveling-the-impact-of-nanoscale-zero-valent-iron-on-the-nitrogen-removal-performance-and-microbial-community-of-anammox-sludge
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Zheng-Zhe Zhang, Jia-Jia Xu, Zhi-Jian Shi, Yu-Hui Bai, Ya-Fei Cheng, Hai-Yan Hu, Ren-Cun Jin
Given the increasing use of nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) particles for environmental remediation and wastewater treatment, their potential impact on anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) bacteria was investigated in this study using anammox sludge. Batch assays showed that NZVI concentrations up to 200mgL(-1) did not affect anammox activity, reactive oxygen species production, and cell membrane integrity. The nitrogen removal efficiency of the continuous-flow reactor fluctuated in the presence of 20 or 50mgL(-1) NZVI, but it could return to normal over time, even at 200mgL(-1) NZVI...
July 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737600/an-interprofessional-quality-improvement-initiative-to-standardize-pediatric-extubation-readiness-assessment
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Samer Abu-Sultaneh, Acrista J Hole, Alvaro J Tori, Brain D Benneyworth, Riad Lutfi, Christopher W Mastropietro
OBJECTIVES: Establishing protocols to wean mechanical ventilation and assess readiness for extubation, with the goal of minimizing morbidity associated with extubation failure and prolonged mechanical ventilation, have become increasingly important in contemporary PICUs. The aim of this quality improvement initiative is to establish a respiratory therapist-led daily spontaneous breathing trial protocol to standardize extubation readiness assessment and documentation in our PICU. DESIGN: A quality improvement project...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736002/high-flow-nasal-cannula-versus-noninvasive-ventilation-for-treatment-of-acute-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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G Tu, H He, K Yin, M Ju, Y Zheng, D Zhu, Z Luo
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy compared with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for the treatment of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure in renal transplant recipients. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected from a tertiary intensive care unit (ICU) from July 1, 2011, to September 31, 2015. All renal recipients who had acute respiratory failure at that period of time were classified into the HFNC or NIV group depending on the initial form of respiratory support...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735156/adaptive-periodic-paralysis-allows-weaning-deep-sedation-overcoming-the-drowning-syndrome-in-ecmo-patients-bridged-for-lung-transplantation-a-case-series
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Irina Timofte, Michael Terrin, Erik Barr, June Kim, Joseph Rinaldi, Nicholas Ladikos, Jay Menaker, Ali Tabatabai, Zachary Kon, Bartley Griffith, Richard Pierson, Si Pham, Aldo Iacono, Daniel Herr
PURPOSE: Sedation in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is challenging. Patients require deep sedation because of extremely high respiratory rates and increased work of breathing ("Drowning Syndrome") resulting in altered intra-thoracic pressure and reduced pump flow associated with hemodynamic compromise and decreased oxygenation. However, deep sedation impedes essential active rehabilitation with physical therapy. METHODS: We reviewed data on 3 ECMO patients for whom we used a novel approach to replace continuous drips with periodic sedation/paralysis...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732960/relationships-between-spray-parameters-microstructures-and-ultrasonic-cavitation-erosion-behavior-of-hvof-sprayed-fe-based-amorphous-nanocrystalline-coatings
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Lei Qiao, Yuping Wu, Sheng Hong, Jianfeng Zhang, Wei Shi, Yugui Zheng
Fe-based amorphous/nanocrystalline coatings were prepared on the AISI 321 steel substrate by the high-velocity oxygen-fuel (HVOF) thermal spraying technology. The effect of selected parameters (oxygen flow, kerosene flow and spray distance) on the cavitation erosion resistance (denoted as Rc) of the coating were investigated by using the Taguchi method. Statistical tools such as design of experiments (DOE), signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used to meet the expected objective...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728621/high-flow-heated-humidified-air-via-nasal-cannula-treats-cpap-intolerant-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Stephen Hawkins, Stephanie Huston, Kristen Campbell, Ann Halbower
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is effective but challenging for children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). High-flow air via open nasal cannula (HFNC) as treatment in children remains controversial. We report the efficacy of HFNC in children with OSA and CPAP intolerance, a titration protocol, and a discussion of potential mechanisms. METHODS: Patients aged 1 to 18 years with OSA (defined by obstructive apnea-hypopnea index [OAHI] greater than 1 event/h) and CPAP intolerance were enrolled...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726708/potential-of-integrated-vertical-and-horizontal-flow-constructed-wetland-with-native-plants-for-sewage-treatment-under-different-hydraulic-loading-rates
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Xuan Cuong Nguyen, Dinh Duc Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Loan, Soon Woong Chang
In this study, a pilot-scale integrated constructed wetland with vertical flow (VF) and horizontal flow (HF) in series was designed and investigated to evaluate sewage wastewater treatment capacity. The VF unit was planted with Canna indica and was 1.2 m long, 1.2 m wide, and 1.2 m high; whereas the HF unit contained Colocasia esculenta and was 3.0 m long, 1.0 m wide, and 1.0 m high. The system was operated under different hydraulic loading rates (HLRs) of 0.1, 0.2, and 0.15 m/d. The effluent concentrations differed as HLR changed, and the means were total suspended solids (TSS): 87 mg/L; biological oxygen demand (BOD5): 31 mg/L; chemical oxygen demand (CODCr): 59 mg/L; ammonium nitrogen (NH4-N): 5...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724216/the-extract-from-punica-granatum-pomegranate-peel-induces-apoptosis-and-impairs-metastasis-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Yuanle Deng, Yali Li, Fangfang Yang, Anqi Zeng, Shuping Yang, Yi Luo, Yiwen Zhang, Yongmei Xie, Tinghong Ye, Yong Xia, Wenya Yin
Prostate cancer is a big threat to male for its poor prognosis and high mortality rate. Natural compounds are important resources of many anticancer drugs. Pomegranate is a kind of antioxidant-rich fruit and its peel and seed has potential anticancer activities. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of pomegranate peel extract (PoPx) on the apoptosis and metastasis of prostate cancer cells and the related mechanism. We found that PoPx showed growth inhibition on prostate cancer cells. Nuclei morphological and flow cytometer (FCM) analysis indicated that PoPx could induce prostate cancer apoptosis...
July 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723625/2-acetylamino-3-4-2-acetylamino-2-carboxyethylsulfanylcarbonylamino-phenyl-carbamoylsulfanyl-propionic-acid-a-glutathione-reductase-inhibitor-induces-g2-m-cell-cycle-arrest-through-generation-of-thiol-oxidative-stress-in-human-esophageal-cancer-cells
#9
Xia Li, Zhiming Jiang, Jianguo Feng, Xiaoying Zhang, Junzhou Wu, Wei Chen
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is a highly malignant cancer with poor response to both of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 2-Acetylamino-3-[4-(2-acetylamino-2-carboxyethylsulfanylcarbonylamino) phenyl carbamoylsulfanyl] propionic acid (2-AAPA), an irreversible inhibitor of glutathione reductase (GR), is able to induce intracellular oxidative stress, and has shown anticancer activity in many cancer cell lines. In this study, we investigated the effects of 2-AAPA on the cell proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis and aimed to explore its mechanism of action in human esophageal cancer TE-13 cells...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721902/permeability-of-brain-tumor-vessels-induced-by-uniform-or-spatially-microfractionated-synchrotron-radiation-therapies
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Audrey Bouchet, Marine Potez, Nicolas Coquery, Claire Rome, Benjamin Lemasson, Elke Bräuer-Krisch, Chantal Rémy, Jean Laissue, Emmanuel L Barbier, Valentin Djonov, Raphael Serduc
PURPOSE: To compare the blood-brain barrier permeability changes induced by synchrotron microbeam radiation therapy (MRT, which relies on spatial fractionation of the incident x-ray beam into parallel micron-wide beams) with changes induced by a spatially uniform synchrotron x-ray radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Male rats bearing malignant intracranial F98 gliomas were randomized into 3 groups: untreated, exposed to MRT (peak and valley dose: 241 and 10...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720832/deep-ocean-dissolved-organic-matter-reactivity-along-the-mediterranean-sea-does-size-matter
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Alba María Martínez-Pérez, Xosé Antón Álvarez-Salgado, Javier Arístegui, Mar Nieto-Cid
Despite of the major role ascribed to marine dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the global carbon cycle, the reactivity of this pool in the dark ocean is still poorly understood. Present hypotheses, posed within the size-reactivity continuum (SRC) and the microbial carbon pump (MCP) conceptual frameworks, need further empirical support. Here, we provide field evidence of the soundness of the SRC model. We sampled the high salinity core-of-flow of the Levantine Intermediate Water along its westward route through the entire Mediterranean Sea...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716739/phototoxicity-in-a-laryngeal-cancer-cell-line-enhanced-by-a-targeting-amphiphilic-chlorin-photosensitizer
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Milene N O Moritz, Carlos Rossa, Kleber T de Oliveira, Marciana P Uliana, Janice R Perussi
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been established in several countries as an alternative therapy for the treatment of various malignancies. This therapy involves the incorporation of a photosensitizer (PS) that is activated by visible light and form reactive oxygen species leading to target cell death by apoptosis or necrosis. Previously, our group has demonstrated that CHL-T (semi-synthesized from chlorophyll a and containing a linked solubilizing group TRISMA(®)) presented a pronounced potential to induce death in HeLa cell line after PDT...
July 14, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711371/extubation-to-high-flow-nasal-cannula-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients
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Navpreet K Dhillon, Eric J T Smith, Ara Ko, Megan Y Harada, Danielle Polevoi, Richard Liang, Galinos Barmparas, Eric J Ley
BACKGROUND: High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is increasingly used to reduce reintubations in patients with respiratory failure. Benefits include providing positive end expiratory pressure, reducing anatomical dead space, and decreasing work of breathing. We sought to compare outcomes of critically ill surgical patients extubated to HFNC versus conventional therapy. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted in the surgical intensive care unit of an academic center during August 2015 to February 2016...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710899/effects-of-dobutamine-dopamine-phenylephrine-and-noradrenaline-on-systemic-haemodynamics-and-intestinal-perfusion-in-isoflurane-anaesthetised-horses
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C Dancker, K Hopster, K Rohn, S B Kästner
BACKGROUND: In the horse, effects of cardiovascular-active drugs on local perfusion of the gastrointestinal tract are poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of drugs commonly used to support blood pressure, on local intestinal blood flow and tissue oxygenation under isoflurane anaesthesia. STUDY DESIGN: In vivo randomised crossover experiment METHODS: Ten horses were anaesthetised with isoflurane. After 90 minutes of equilibration three doses (μg/kg bwt/min) of dobutamine (DOB 0...
July 15, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708611/upflow-anaerobic-sludge-blanket-and-aerated-constructed-wetlands-for-swine-wastewater-treatment-a-pilot-study
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F Masi, A Rizzo, N Martinuzzi, S D Wallace, D Van Oirschot, P Salazzari, E Meers, R Bresciani
Swine wastewater management is often affected by two main issues: a too high volume for optimal reuse as a fertilizer and a too high strength for an economically sustainable treatment by classical solutions. Hence, an innovative scheme has been tested to treat swine wastewater, combining a low cost anaerobic reactor, upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB), with intensified constructed wetlands (aerated CWs) in a pilot scale experimental study. The swine wastewater described in this paper is produced by a swine production facility situated in North Italy...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706859/role-of-metabolic-stress-for-enhancing-muscle-adaptations-practical-applications
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Marcelo Conrado de Freitas, Jose Gerosa-Neto, Nelo Eidy Zanchi, Fabio Santos Lira, Fabrício Eduardo Rossi
Metabolic stress is a physiological process that occurs during exercise in response to low energy that leads to metabolite accumulation [lactate, phosphate inorganic (Pi) and ions of hydrogen (H(+))] in muscle cells. Traditional exercise protocol (i.e., Resistance training) has an important impact on the increase of metabolite accumulation, which influences hormonal release, hypoxia, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and cell swelling. Changes in acute exercise routines, such as intensity, volume and rest between sets, are determinants for the magnitude of metabolic stress, furthermore, different types of training, such as low-intensity resistance training plus blood flow restriction and high intensity interval training, could be used to maximize metabolic stress during exercise...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701227/high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-therapy-is-superior-to-conventional-oxygen-therapy-but-not-to-noninvasive-mechanical-ventilation-on-intubation-rate-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Huiying Zhao, Huixia Wang, Feng Sun, Shan Lyu, Youzhong An
BACKGROUND: High-flow nasal cannula oxygen (HFNC) is a relatively new therapy used in adults with respiratory failure. Whether it is superior to conventional oxygen therapy (COT) or to noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether HFNC was superior to either COT or NIV in adult acute respiratory failure patients. METHODS: A review of the literature was conducted from the electronic databases from inception up to 20 October 2016...
July 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700565/nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-influences-bottle-feeding-in-preterm-lambs
#18
Nathalie Samson, Audrey Michaud, Rahmeh Othman, Charlène Nadeau, Stéphanie Nault, Danny Cantin, Michaël Sage, Céline Catelin, Jean-Paul Praud
BACKGROUND: In preterm infants, the time from initiation to full oral feeding can take weeks, which represents a very worrisome problem in neonatal medicine. Although current knowledge suggests that oral feeding should be introduced early, this is often delayed due to the need for prolonged nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). Indeed, most caregivers fear that nCPAP could disrupt sucking-swallowing-breathing coordination and induce tracheal aspiration. The goal of the present study was to assess the impact of nCPAP delivered by the Infant Flow System on the physiology of sucking-swallowing-breathing coordination during bottle-feeding in preterm lambs over 24 h...
July 12, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693932/muscle-tissue-saturation-compared-with-muscle-tissue-perfusion-during-low-blood-flows-an-experimental-study
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Sisse Anette Thomassen, Benedict Kjærgaard, Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup, Ole Lajord Munk, Jørgen Frøkiær, Anders Larsson, Bodil Steen Rasmussen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether changes in muscle tissue perfusion measured with positron emission tomography would be reflected by parallel changes in muscle tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) measured using near-infrared spectroscopy during high and low blood flow levels achieved using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in an animal model. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized study. SETTING: Research laboratory, single institution. PARTICIPANTS: Eight pigs (69-71 kg)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691511/defining-a-stable-water-isotope-framework-for-isotope-hydrology-application-in-a-large-trans-boundary-watershed-russian-federation-ukraine
#20
Yuliya Vystavna, Dmytro Diadin, Frédéric Huneau
Stable isotopes of hydrogen ((2)H) and oxygen ((18)O) of the water molecule were used to assess the relationship between precipitation, surface water and groundwater in a large Russia/Ukraine trans-boundary river basin. Precipitation was sampled from November 2013 to February 2015, and surface water and groundwater were sampled during high and low flow in 2014. A local meteoric water line was defined for the Ukrainian part of the basin. The isotopic seasonality in precipitation was evident with depletion in heavy isotopes in November-March and an enrichment in April-October, indicating continental and temperature effects...
July 10, 2017: Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies
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