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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545188/clinacanthus-nutans-hexane-extracts-induce-apoptosis-through-a-caspase-dependent-pathway-in-human-cancer-cell-lines
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Pei Ying Ng, Soi Moi Chye, Chew Hee Ng, Rhun Yian Koh, Yee Lian Tiong, Liew Phing Pui, Yong Hui Tan, Crystale Siew Ying Lim, Khuen Yen Ng
Background: Clinacanthus nutans (C.nutans) is a plant consumed as a cancer treatment in tropical Asia. Despite the availability of numerous anecdotal reports, evaluation of active anticancer effects has remained elusive. Therefore we here examined antiproliferative, reactive oxygen species (ROS)-inducing and apoptosis mechanisms of whole plant extracts in different cancer cell lines. Methods: Antiproliferative actions of five solvent extracts (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol and water) of C.nutans were tested on non-small cell lung cancer (A549), nasopharygeal cancer (CNE1) and liver cancer (HepG2) cells using MTT assay...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544928/achieving-advanced-nitrogen-removal-for-small-flow-wastewater-using-a-baffled-bioreactor-bbr-with-intermittent-aeration
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Guoqiang Liu, Jianmin Wang
Nitrogen discharge from decentralized and onsite wastewater treatment systems, such as recirculating sand filters, stabilization ponds, and septic tanks, is an important source of groundwater and surface water contamination. This study demonstrated a simple baffled bioreactor (BBR) technology, operated with an intermittent aeration mode, that effectively removed nearly all nitrogen for small flow wastewater treatment. The BBR is characterized by an aeration zone, followed by an integrated internal settler, which automatically retains a high biomass concentration of approximately 6 g/L without using a separate sludge return device...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544665/humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-in-bronchiolitis-reduces-need-for-invasive-ventilation-but-not-intensive-care-admission
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Chong Tien Goh, Lynette J Kirby, David N Schell, Jonathan R Egan
AIM: To describe the changes to paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission patterns and ventilation requirements for children with bronchiolitis following the introduction of humidified high-flow nasal cannula oxygen outside the PICU. METHODS: Retrospective study comparing patients <24 months of age with a discharge diagnosis of bronchiolitis admitted to the PICU. A comparison was made between those before humidified high-flow nasal cannula oxygen use (year 2008) to those immediately following the introduction of humidified high-flow nasal cannula oxygen use (year 2011) and those following further consolidation of humidified high-flow nasal cannula oxygen use outside the PICU (year 2013)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541933/liquid-gas-mass-transfer-at-drop-structures
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Natércia Matias, Asbjørn Haaning Nielsen, Jes Vollertsen, Filipa Ferreira, José Saldanha Matos
Over the last decades, considerable progress has been made in the understanding of the sulfur cycle in sewer systems. In spite of a wealth of experimental and field studies that have addressed the release of hydrogen sulfide from free surface flows in gravity sewers and the corresponding air-water mass transfer, little is known about hydrogen sulfide emission under highly turbulent conditions (e.g., drop structures, hydraulic jumps). In this study, experimental work was carried out to analyze the influence of characteristics of drops on reaeration...
May 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540457/evaluating-climatic-and-non-climatic-stresses-for-declining-surface-water-quality-in-bagmati-river-of-nepal
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Jeeban Panthi, Fengting Li, Hongtao Wang, Suman Aryal, Piyush Dahal, Sheila Ghimire, Martin Kabenge
Both climatic and non-climatic factors affect surface water quality. Similar to its effect across various sectors and areas, climate change has potential to affect surface water quality directly and indirectly. On the one hand, the rise in temperature enhances the microbial activity and decomposition of organic matter in the river system and changes in rainfall alter discharge and water flow in the river ultimately affecting pollution dilution level. On the other hand, the disposal of organic waste and channelizing municipal sewage into the rivers seriously worsen water quality...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540423/direct-treatment-of-high-strength-soft-drink-wastewater-using-a-down-flow-hanging-sponge-reactor-performance-and-microbial-community-dynamics
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Junhui Liao, Curtis Fang, Jimmy Yu, Arun Sathyagal, Eric Willman, Wen-Tso Liu
A stand-alone down-flow hanging sponge (DHS) system with a two-stage configuration was operated for 700 days to treat synthetic soft drink wastewater at 3000 mg/L chemical oxygen demand (COD). Throughout the operation, >90% COD and total organic carbon (TOC) removal efficiency was obtained by the first stage, and a final effluent of COD <60 mg/L (TOC <20 mg/L) was consistently maintained with the second stage. Lower organic removal efficiency was observed to closely correlate with lower pH, higher volatile fatty acid (VFA) concentration, and higher suspended solid (SS) in the effluent...
May 24, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539718/azorella-compacta-infusion-activates-human-immune-cells-and-scavenges-free-radicals-in-vitro
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Lenka Tůmová, Zuzana Dučaiová, José Cheel, Ivan Vokřál, Beatriz Sepúlveda, Doris Vokurková
BACKGROUND: Azorella compacta is traditionally used in the form of tea (infusion), in the Andean region of South America, to treat various chronic diseases. However, the health-promoting properties of this herbal tea have not yet been extensively explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The free radical scavenging activity of A. compacta infusion (ACI) was evaluated by the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical and superoxide anion radical assays. The activation of immune cells by ACI, as determined by cell surface cluster of differentiation 69 expression, was measured by flow cytometry...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536932/thromboprophylaxis-in-extracorporeal-circuits-current-pharmacological-strategies-and-future-directions
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Gail M Annich, Oshri Zaulan, Megan Neufeld, Deborah Wagner, Melissa M Reynolds
The development of extracorporeal devices for organ support has been a part of medical history and progression since the late 1900s. These types of technology are primarily used and developed in the field of critical care medicine. Unfractionated heparin, discovered in 1916, has really been the only consistent form of thromboprophylaxis for attenuating or even preventing the blood-biomaterial reaction that occurs when such technologies are initiated. The advent of regional anticoagulation for procedures such as continuous renal replacement therapy and plasmapheresis have certainly removed the risks of systemic heparinization and heparin effect, but the challenges of the blood-biomaterial reaction and downstream effects remain...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534235/nasal-high-flow-in-management-of-children-with-status-asthmaticus-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Florent Baudin, Alexandra Buisson, Blandine Vanel, Bruno Massenavette, Robin Pouyau, Etienne Javouhey
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common obstructive airway disease in children and adults. Nasal high flow (NHF) is a recent device that is now used as a primary support for respiratory distress. Several studies have reported use of NHF as a respiratory support in status asthmaticus; however, there are no data to recommend such practice. We therefore conducted this preliminary study to evaluate NHF therapy for children with status asthmaticus admitted to our PICU in order to prepare a multicentre randomized controlled study...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528978/multimodal-control-of-transcription-factor-pap1-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe-under-nitrosative-stress
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Puranjoy Kar, Pranjal Biswas, Sanjay Ghosh
Schizosaccharomyces pombe Pap1, a bZIP transcription factor, is highly homologous to the mammalian c-Jun protein that belongs to the AP1 family of transcriptional regulators. The role of transcription factor Pap1 has been extensively studied under oxidative stress. Two cysteine residues in Pap1p namely, C278 and C501 form disulfide linkage under oxidative stress resulting in nuclear accumulation. We first time showed the involvement of Pap1 in the protection against nitrosative stress. In the present study we show that pap1 deletion makes growth of S...
May 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528503/a-flux-enhancing-forward-osmosis-nanofiltration-integrated-treatment-system-for-the-tannery-wastewater-reclamation
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Parimal Pal, Sankha Chakrabortty, Jayato Nayak, Suman Senapati
Effective treatment of tannery wastewater prior to discharge to the environment as per environmental regulations remains a big challenge despite efforts to bring down the concentrations of the pollutants which are often quite high as measured in terms of chemical oxygen demand (7800 mg/L), total dissolved solids (5400 mg/L), chloride (4260 mg/L), sulphides (250 mg/L) and chromium. A pilot-scale forward osmosis and nanofiltration integrated closed loop system was developed for continuous reclamation of clean water from tannery wastewater at a rate of 52-55 L/m(2)/h at 1...
May 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525785/denitrifying-woodchip-bioreactor-and-phosphorus-filter-pairing-to-minimize-pollution-swapping
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Laura E Christianson, Christine Lepine, Philip L Sibrell, Chad Penn, Steven T Summerfelt
Pairing denitrifying woodchip bioreactors and phosphorus-sorbing filters provides a unique, engineered approach for dual nutrient removal from waters impaired with both nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). This column study aimed to test placement of two P-filter media (acid mine drainage treatment residuals and steel slag) relative to a denitrifying system to maximize N and P removal and minimize pollution swapping under varying flow conditions (i.e., woodchip column hydraulic retention times (HRTs) of 7.2, 18, and 51 h; P-filter HRTs of 7...
May 11, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524456/endothelial-microparticles-released-by-activated-protein-c-protect-beta-cells-through-epcr-par1-and-annexin-a1-fpr2-pathways-in-islets
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Guillaume Kreutter, Mohamad Kassem, Ali El Habhab, Philippe Baltzinger, Malak Abbas, Julie Boisrame-Helms, Lamia Amoura, Jean Peluso, Blandine Yver, Zobairi Fatiha, Geneviève Ubeaud-Sequier, Laurence Kessler, Florence Toti
Islet transplantation is associated with early ischaemia/reperfusion, localized coagulation and redox-sensitive endothelial dysfunction. In animal models, islet cytoprotection by activated protein C (aPC) restores islet vascularization and protects graft function, suggesting that aPC triggers various lineages. aPC also prompts the release of endothelial MP that bear EPCR, its specific receptor. Microparticles (MP) are plasma membrane procoagulant vesicles, surrogate markers of stress and cellular effectors...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524189/enhanced-oxygen-release-storage-properties-of-pd-loaded-sr3fe2o7-%C3%AE
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Kosuke Beppu, Saburo Hosokawa, Takuya Shibano, Akito Demizu, Kazuo Kato, Kenji Wada, Hiroyuki Asakura, Kentaro Teramura, Tsunehiro Tanaka
This study proves that a small amount of Pd loading (1 wt%) on Sr3Fe2O7-δ can dramatically enhance the oxygen-storage properties of Sr3Fe2O7-δ. The topotactic oxygen intake and release between Sr3Fe2O6.75 and Sr3Fe2O6 takes place in response to gas switching between an O2 flow and H2 flow, regardless of the presence or absence of Pd loading. The effect of Pd loading is significant for the oxygen-release process under H2 atmosphere; that is, highly dispersed Pd metal nanoparticles sized less than 1 nm formed on Pd/Sr3Fe2O7-δ to promote H2 dissociation, resulting in the improvement of the oxygen-release temperature and rate...
May 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524026/-high-flow-nasal-cannulae-oxygen-in-patients-with-respiratory-failure-a-meta-analysis
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Weigang Yue, Zhigang Zhang, Caiyun Zhang, Liping Yang, Jufang He, Yuying Hou, Ying Tang, Jinhui Tian
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the efficacy of high-flow nasal cannulae oxygen (HFNC) in patients with respiratory failure. METHODS: Computerized PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, the Cochrane Library, CNKI, CBM, VIP, Wanfang Database up to March 31st, 2017, all published available randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or cohort studies about HFNC therapy for patients with respiratory failure were searched. The control group was treated with face mask oxygen therapy (FM) or non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV), while the experimental group was treated with HFNC...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522658/effect-of-fontan-geometry-on-exercise-haemodynamics-and-its-potential-implications
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Elaine Tang, Zhenglun Alan Wei, Kevin K Whitehead, Reza H Khiabani, Maria Restrepo, Lucia Mirabella, James Bethel, Stephen M Paridon, Bradley S Marino, Mark A Fogel, Ajit P Yoganathan
OBJECTIVE: Exercise intolerance afflicts Fontan patients with total cavopulmonary connections (TCPCs) causing a reduction in quality of life. Optimising TCPC design is hypothesised to have a beneficial effect on exercise capacity. This study investigates relationships between TCPC geometries and exercise haemodynamics and performance. METHODS: This study included 47 patients who completed metabolic exercise stress test with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). Phase-contrast CMR images were acquired immediately following supine lower limb exercise...
May 18, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522551/inhibition-of-mir-143-during-ischemia-cerebral-injury-protects-neurons-through-recovery-of-the-hexokinase-2-mediated-glucose%C3%A2-uptake
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Xianzhu Zeng, Na Liu, Jing Zhang, Lei Wang, Zhecheng Zhang, Ju Zhu, Qian Li, Yuwen Wang
Ischemic stroke, a major cause of death, is caused by occlusion of a blood vessel, resulting in a significant reduction in regional cerebral blood flow. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a family of short noncoding RNAs (18 to 22 nucleotides) and bind the 3' un-translated region (UTR) of their target genes to post-transcriptionally suppress gene expression. In this study, we report miR-143 is downregulated in rat neurons but high expressed in astrocytes cells. In vivo middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and ex vivo oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) results showed miR-143 was significantly induced by ischemia injury...
May 18, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520579/the-use-of-an-acellular-oxygen-carrier-in-a-human-liver-model-of-normothermic-machine-perfusion
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Richard W Laing, Ricky H Bhogal, Lorraine Wallace, Yuri Boteon, Desley A H Neil, Amanda Smith, Barney T F Stephenson, Andrea Schlegel, Stefan G Hübscher, Darius F Mirza, Simon C Afford, Hynek Mergental
BACKGROUND: Normothermic machine perfusion of the liver (NMP-L) is a novel technique that preserves liver grafts under near-physiological conditions whilst maintaining their normal metabolic activity. This process requires an adequate oxygen supply, typically delivered by packed red blood cells (RBC). We present the first experience using an acellular hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) Hemopure in a human model of NMP-L. METHODS: Five discarded high-risk human livers were perfused with HBOC-based perfusion fluid and matched to 5 RBC-perfused livers...
May 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518009/aeromedical-evacuation-using-extra-corporeal-life-support-after-resuscitated-cardiac-arrest
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David Gerard, Hervé Raffin, Guillaume Lebreton
BACKGROUND: Extra corporeal life support (ECLS) is presently first line therapy for refractory cardiogenic shock. Mobile circulatory support teams implant ECLS or extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients in the hospital without circulatory support. These patients are then transported to specialized centers. Here we report a case of sending a mobile circulatory support team abroad, followed by air ambulance evacuation, which, to our knowledge, has never been used as part of medical assistance abroad...
April 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507586/neutrophil-elastase-stimulates-muc5ac-expression-in-human-biliary-epithelial-cells-a-possible-pathway-of-pkc-nox-ros
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Yu Tian, Min Li, Shuodong Wu, Duoliang Wang, Ben Sun, Junqing Xie, Hong Wang
INTRODUCTION: Bacterial infection and bile flow retardation form a vicious cycle which promotes stone formation and recurrence, and it seems that mucin overexpression plays an important role in this process. However, the mechanism of increased mucus secretion in the biliary tract by bacterial infection and its treatment remain unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Human biliary epithelial cells were induced by neutrophil elastase (NE), and H2O2 production in the cell supernatants was detected by a specific kit, and then cells were pretreated with a H2O2 inhibitor, and expression of MUC5AC was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Western blot, and immunohistochemistry...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
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