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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941404/development-of-a-simple-multi-residue-determination-method-of-80-veterinary-drugs-in-oplegnathus-punctatus-by-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-quadrupole-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry
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Fei Zhao, Xin Gao, Zhixu Tang, Xin Luo, Miaomiao Wu, Jiachao Xu, Xiaoting Fu
A simple, rapid and sensitive multi-residue analytical method was developed and validated for 80 veterinary drugs in Oplegnathus punctatus using ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography-Orbitrap high resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HRMS). The analytes belong to 12 different families include benzimidazoles, β-lactams, lincosamides, macrolides, nitromidazoles, quinolones, sulfonamides and trimethoprim, tetracyclines, triphenylmethane dyes, amphenicols, nonsteroidal estrogens and steroid hormones. The sample preparation was optimized base on QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged and safe) procedure...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941401/effect-based-assessment-of-toxicity-removal-during-wastewater-treatment
#2
Pia Välitalo, Riccardo Massei, Ilse Heiskanen, Peter Behnisch, Werner Brack, Andrew J Tindall, David Du Pasquier, Eberhard Küster, Anna Mikola, Tobias Schulze, Markus Sillanpää
Wastewaters contain complex mixtures of chemicals, which can cause adverse toxic effects in the receiving environment. In the present study, the toxicity removal during wastewater treatment at seven municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) was investigated using an effect-based approach. A battery of eight bioassays was applied comprising of cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, endocrine disruption and fish embryo toxicity assays. Human cell-based CALUX assays, transgenic larval models and the fish embryo toxicity test were particularly sensitive to WWTP effluents...
September 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941397/semi-analytical-modeling-of-anchor-loss-in-plate-mounted-resonators
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Christoph Schaal, Robert M'Closkey, Ajit Mal
A semi-analytical technique for estimating the energy loss in a resonator mounted to an infinite plate substrate is proposed in this paper. In a plate, only Lamb waves have to be considered, leading to a simplified characterization of the energy carried away from a vibrating source on the plate surface. Instead of employing absorbing elements at the boundaries of the plate-resonator finite element model, it is shown how the semi-analytical approach of stitching together analytical Lamb wave expressions to the finite element model can be utilized...
September 14, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941393/mobile-health-application-to-assist-doctors-in-antibiotic-prescription-an-approach-for-antibiotic-stewardship
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Felipe Francisco Tuon, Juliano Gasparetto, Luciana Cristina Wollmann, Thyago Proença de Moraes
BACKGROUND: Technologies applied to mobile devices can be an important strategy in antibiotic stewardship programs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of a decision-making application on antibiotic prescription. METHODS: This was an observational, analytical and longitudinal study on the implementation of an antimicrobial guide for mobile application (app). This study analyzed the period of 12 months before and 12 months after the app implementation at a university hospital based on local epidemiology, avoiding high cost drugs and reducing the potential for drug resistance including carbapenem...
September 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941350/evaluation-of-analytical-performance-of-a-new-high-sensitivity-immunoassay-for-cardiac-troponin-i
#5
Silvia Masotti, Concetta Prontera, Veronica Musetti, Simona Storti, Rudina Ndreu, Gian Carlo Zucchelli, Claudio Passino, Aldo Clerico
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to evaluate and compare the analytical performance of the new chemiluminescent immunoassay for cardiac troponin I (cTnI), called Access hs-TnI using DxI platform, with those of Access AccuTnI+3 method, and high-sensitivity (hs) cTnI method for ARCHITECT platform. METHODS: The limits of blank (LoB), detection (LoD) and quantitation (LoQ) at 10% and 20% CV were evaluated according to international standardized protocols. For the evaluation of analytical performance and comparison of cTnI results, both heparinized plasma samples, collected from healthy subjects and patients with cardiac diseases, and quality control samples distributed in external quality assessment programs were used...
September 23, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938776/meta-analytic-study-of-organic-acids-as-an-alternative-performance-enhancing-feed-additive-to-antibiotics-for-broiler-chickens
#6
G V Polycarpo, I Andretta, M Kipper, V C Cruz-Polycarpo, J C Dadalt, P H M Rodrigues, R Albuquerque
The effect of organic acids as an alternative to antibiotics on the performance of broiler chickens was evaluated by meta-analysis, identifying and quantifying the main factors that influence results. A total of 51,960 broilers from 121 articles published between 1991 and 2016 were used. Interactions of additives [non-supplemented group (control), organic acids, and growth promoter antibiotics] with microbial challenge (with or without inoculation of pathogenic microorganisms) were studied on performance variables...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938728/modeling-of-live-birth-rates-and-cost-effectiveness-of-oocyte-cryopreservation-for-cancer-patients-prior-to-high-and-low-risk-gonadotoxic-chemotherapy
#7
B Lyttle Schumacher, N Grover, T Mesen, A Steiner, J Mersereau
STUDY QUESTION: What is the live-birth rate (LBR) and cost-effectiveness of fertility preservation with oocyte cryopreservation (FP-OC) compared to expectant management in cancer patients age 25-40 based on estimated gonadotoxicity of treatments 5 years after cancer diagnosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Oocyte cryopreservation prior to cancer treatment is more costly, yet more effective (producing more live births), than not undergoing oocyte cryopreservation but it is most beneficial for patients undergoing high-risk chemotherapy (HRC)...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938199/determination-of-lead-at-trace-levels-in-mussel-and-sea-water-samples-using-vortex-assisted-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-slotted-quartz-tube-flame-atomic-absorption-spectrometry
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Sezin Erarpat, Gözde Özzeybek, Dotse Selali Chormey, Sezgin Bakırdere
In this study, dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) and slotted quartz tube (SQT) were coupled to flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) to increase the sensitivity of lead. Conditions such as the formation of the lead-dithizone complex, efficiency of the DLLME method and the output of the SQT were systematically optimized to improve the detection limit for the analyte. The conventional FAAS system was improved upon by about 3.0 times with SQT-FAAS, 32 times with DLLME-FAAS and 142 times with DLLME-SQT-FAAS...
September 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938132/development-and-validation-of-carbofuran-and-3-hydroxycarbofuran-analysis-by-high-pressure-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-detector-hplc-dad-for-forensic-veterinary-medicine
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Vagner Gonçalves, Nicolle Queiroz Hazarbassanov, Adriana de Siqueira, Jorge Camilo Florio, Claudia Helena Pastor Ciscato, Paulo Cesar Maiorka, Andre Fukushima, Helenice de Souza Spinosa
Agricultural pesticides used with the criminal intent to intoxicate domestic and wild animals are a serious concern in Veterinary Medicine. In order to identify the pesticide carbofuran and its metabolite 3- hydroxycarbofuran in animals suspected of exogenous intoxication a high pressure liquid chromatography with diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) method was developed and validated in stomach contents, liver, vitreous humor and blood. The method was evaluated using biological samples from seven different animal species...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938072/machine-learning-for-silver-nanoparticle-electron-transfer-property-prediction
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Baichuan Sun, Michael Fernandez, Amanda S Barnard
Nanoparticles exhibit diverse structural and morphological features that are often inter-connected, making the correlation of structure/property relationships challenging. In this study a multi-structure/single-property relationship of silver nanoparticles is developed for the energy of Fermi level, which can be tuned to improve the transfer of electrons in a variety of applications. By combining different machine learning analytical algorithms, including k-mean, logistic regression and random forest with electronic structure simulations, we find that the degree of twinning (characterised by the fraction of hexagonal closed packed atoms) and the population of {111} facet (characterized by a surface coordination number of 9) are strongly correlated to the Fermi energy of silver nanoparticles...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938019/fabrication-of-3-methoxyphenol-sensor-based-on-fe3o4-decorated-carbon-nanotube-nanocomposites-for-environmental-safety-real-sample-analyses
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Mohammed M Rahman, Mohammad Musarraf Hussain, Abdullah M Asiri
Iron oxide ornamented carbon nanotube nanocomposites (Fe3O4.CNT NCs) were prepared by a wet-chemical process in basic means. The optical, morphological, and structural characterizations of Fe3O4.CNT NCs were performed using FTIR, UV/Vis., FESEM, TEM; XEDS, XPS, and XRD respectively. Flat GCE had been fabricated with a thin-layer of NCs using a coating binding agent. It was performed for the chemical sensor development by a dependable I-V technique. Among all interfering analytes, 3-methoxyphenol (3-MP) was selective towards the fabricated sensor...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937997/molecular-detection-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-sensu-lato-an-analytical-comparison-of-real-time-pcr-protocols-from-five-different-scandinavian-laboratories
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Malin Lager, Maximilian Faller, Peter Wilhelmsson, Vivian Kjelland, Åshild Andreassen, Rimtas Dargis, Hanne Quarsten, Ram Dessau, Volker Fingerle, Gabriele Margos, Sølvi Noraas, Katharina Ornstein, Ann-Cathrine Petersson, Andreas Matussek, Per-Eric Lindgren, Anna J Henningsson
INTRODUCTION: Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most common tick transmitted disease in Europe. The diagnosis of LB today is based on the patient´s medical history, clinical presentation and laboratory findings. The laboratory diagnostics are mainly based on antibody detection, but in certain conditions molecular detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) may serve as a complement. AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the analytical sensitivity, analytical specificity and concordance of eight different real-time PCR methods at five laboratories in Sweden, Norway and Denmark...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937948/textures-as-probes-of-visual-processing
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Jonathan D Victor, Mary M Conte, Charles F Chubb
Visual textures are a class of stimuli with properties that make them well suited for addressing general questions about visual function at the levels of behavior and neural mechanism. They have structure across multiple spatial scales, they put the focus on the inferential nature of visual processing, and they help bridge the gap between stimuli that are analytically convenient and the complex, naturalistic stimuli that have the greatest biological relevance. Key questions that are well suited for analysis via visual textures include the nature and structure of perceptual spaces, modulation of early visual processing by task, and the transformation of sensory stimuli into patterns of population activity that are relevant to perception...
September 15, 2017: Annual Review of Vision Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937880/detection-of-free-microcystins-in-the-liver-and-muscle-of-freshwater-fish-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Xiaobin Hu, Jinyun Ye, Rongfei Zhang, Xiang Wu, Yixiang Zhang, Chenglong Wu
MC analysis of biological tissue is considered to be very difficult due to the lack of validated methods. This is the primary limiting factor for monitoring potential risks in both the flesh of aquatic organisms and the aquatic ecosystem. In this study, an effective method to determine free MCs (MC-LR and MC-RR) in the muscle and liver tissues of freshwater cultured fish was developed using solid-phase extraction (SPE) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS). The extraction solvent, time of extraction, eluent and purification of the extract were optimized...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937815/differential-allocation-revisited-when-should-mate-quality-affect-parental-investment
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Thomas R Haaland, Jonathan Wright, Bram Kuijper, Irja I Ratikainen
Differential allocation (DA) is the adaptive adjustment of reproductive investment (up or down) according to partner quality. A lack of theoretical treatments has led to some confusion in the interpretation of DA in the empirical literature. We present a formal framework for DA that highlights the nature of reproductive benefits versus costs for females mated to males of different quality. Contrary to popular belief, analytical and stochastic dynamic models both show that additive benefits of male quality on offspring fitness have no effect on optimal levels of female investment and thus cannot produce DA...
October 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937645/bioelectrochemical-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-esat-6-in-an-antibody-based-biomicrosystem
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Danna Sepulveda, Miguel A Aroca, Andres Varela, Patricia Del Portillo, Johann F Osma
Bioelectrochemical sensing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis through electro-immunosensors is a promising technique to detect relevant analytes. In general, immunosensors require the formation of organic assemblies by the adsorption of molecular constituents. Moreover, they depend on the correct immobilization of the bio-recognition element in the biosensor. These procedures cannot be easily monitored without the use of invasive methods. In this work, an impedance analysis technique was used, as a non-invasive method, to measure and differentiate the manufacturing stages of the sensors...
September 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937641/measurement-of-non-stationary-characteristics-of-a-landfall-typhoon-at-the-jiangyin-bridge-site
#17
Xuhui He, Hongxi Qin, Tianyou Tao, Wenshuo Liu, Hao Wang
The wind-sensitive long-span suspension bridge is a vital element in land transportation. Understanding the wind characteristics at the bridge site is thus of great significance to the wind- resistant analysis of such a flexible structure. In this study, a strong wind event from a landfall typhoon called Soudelor recorded at the Jiangyin Bridge site with the anemometer is taken as the research object. As inherent time-varying trends are frequently captured in typhoon events, the wind characteristics of Soudelor are analyzed in a non-stationary perspective...
September 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937632/design-and-analysis-of-a-low-latency-deterministic-network-mac-for-wireless-sensor-networks
#18
Prasan Kumar Sahoo, Sudhir Ranjan Pattanaik, Shih-Lin Wu
The IEEE 802.15.4e standard has four different superframe structures for different applications. Use of a low latency deterministic network (LLDN) superframe for the wireless sensor network is one of them, which can operate in a star topology. In this paper, a new channel access mechanism for IEEE 802.15.4e-based LLDN shared slots is proposed, and analytical models are designed based on this channel access mechanism. A prediction model is designed to estimate the possible number of retransmission slots based on the number of failed transmissions...
September 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937607/tip-pressure-on-semicircular-specimens-in-tapping-mode-atomic-force-microscopy-in-viscous-fluid-environments
#19
Hua-Ju Shih, Ching-Liang Dai, Po-Jen Shih
Tapping mode (TM) atomic force microscopy (AFM) in a liquid environment is widely used to measure the contours of biological specimens. The TM triggers the AFM probe approximately at the resonant frequencies and controls the tip such that it periodically touches the specimen along the scanning path. The AFM probe and its tip produce a hydrodynamic pressure on the probe itself and press the specimen. The tip to specimen size ratio is known to affect the measurement accuracy of AFM, however, few studies have focused on the hydrodynamic pressure caused by the effects of specimen size...
September 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937412/evidence-based-practice-and-its-associated-factors-among-medical-laboratory-professionals-in-west-amhara-hospitals-northwest-ethiopia
#20
Meseret A Wassie, Atinkut A Zeleke, Berihun A Dachew, Mihiretu Kebede
BACKGROUND: Healthcare and clinical laboratory practices are constantly evolving, leading a need for evidence-based practice (EBP) among all laboratory professionals. However, EBP among laboratory professionals has not yet been studied in Ethiopia. AIMS: This study aimed to determine EBP and associated factors among medical laboratory professionals in West Amhara hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia. METHODS: An analytic and descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in West Amhara hospitals from February to March 2014...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
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