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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724228/a-new-method-for-correlation-analysis-of-compositional-environmental-data-a-worked-example
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C Reimann, P Filzmoser, K Hron, P Kynčlová, R G Garrett
Most data in environmental sciences and geochemistry are compositional. Already the unit used to report the data (e.g., μg/l, mg/kg, wt%) implies that the analytical results for each element are not free to vary independently of the other measured variables. This is often neglected in statistical analysis, where a simple log-transformation of the single variables is insufficient to put the data into an acceptable geometry. This is also important for bivariate data analysis and for correlation analysis, for which the data need to be appropriately log-ratio transformed...
July 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724166/iron-pharmacokinetics-in-women-with-iron-deficiency-anaemia-following-a-single-oral-dose-of-a-novel-formulation-of-tardyferon-prolonged-release-ferrous-sulphate
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Andrew Leary, Laurence Barthe, Thierry Clavel, Claudie Sanchez, Zahida Issiakhem, Bruno Paillard, Jean-Marc Edmond
Numerous iron-containing preparations are available on the market; these vary in dosage, salt, chemical state of iron (ferric or ferrous) and in the iron delivery process (immediate or prolonged-release). Tardyferon® is a prolonged-release tablet containing 80 mg ferrous sulphate. The formulation has recently been modified; changes to the excipients which constitute the inert formulation matrix have allowed a decrease in tablet size for easier swallowing. The aim of this multicenter open-label study was to characterize the serum pharmacokinetics of iron in non-pregnant women aged 23-45 years with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) following single oral administration of 160 mg Tardyferon® under fasting conditions...
July 19, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724149/using-reflections-to-evaluate-the-stfm-behavioral-science-family-systems-educator-fellowship
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Deborah A Taylor, Victoria Gorski, Sandra K Burge
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A group of family medicine educators identified a need and developed a 1-year fellowship for early career behavioral science educators. This occurred in response to a reduction in previous opportunities and resources. The program was designed to shape and mentor new behavioral science faculty teaching in family medicine departments and programs. Quantitative data analysis from pre- and post-fellowship survey data from years 1-4 confirmed fellowship objectives were met...
July 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723903/automatic-analysis-and-3d-modelling-of-hi-c-data-using-tadbit-reveals-structural-features-of-the-fly-chromatin-colors
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François Serra, Davide Baù, Mike Goodstadt, David Castillo, Guillaume Filion, Marc A Marti-Renom
The sequence of a genome is insufficient to understand all genomic processes carried out in the cell nucleus. To achieve this, the knowledge of its three-dimensional architecture is necessary. Advances in genomic technologies and the development of new analytical methods, such as Chromosome Conformation Capture (3C) and its derivatives, provide unprecedented insights in the spatial organization of genomes. Here we present TADbit, a computational framework to analyze and model the chromatin fiber in three dimensions...
July 19, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723857/the-clinical-and-economic-effects-of-targeted-bowel-preparation-results-of-a-decision-analysis
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Jacob E Kurlander, Shahnaz Sultan, Sameer D Saini
BACKGROUND: Colonoscopy bowel preparation failure is common, costly, and clinically harmful. Prediction models can identify patients at high risk for preparation failure, but they are rarely used. GOALS: To investigate the clinical and economic effects of using a more intensive preparation upfront (a "targeted" strategy) for patients identified as high risk for preparation failure. STUDY: We developed a Markov decision analytic model to compare usual care with a targeted strategy...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723610/pediatric-reference-intervals-for-29-ortho-vitros-5600-immunoassays-using-the-caliper-cohort-of-healthy-children-and-adolescents
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Victoria Higgins, Angela W S Fung, Man Khun Chan, Joseph Macri, Khosrow Adeli
BACKGROUND: Accurate reference intervals (RIs) based on a healthy pediatric population are essential for pediatric test result interpretation. The CALIPER project has recruited a large healthy cohort and completed a series of a priori studies to address gaps in pediatric RIs. As immunoassays from different manufacturers for endocrine and special chemistry markers are not standardized and show marked intermethod differences, direct RI studies are needed for each major analytical platform...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723408/in-line-raman-spectroscopic-monitoring-and-feedback-control-of-a-continuous-twin-screw-pharmaceutical-powder-blending-and-tableting-process
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Brigitta Nagy, Attila Farkas, Martin Gyürkés, Szofia Komaromy-Hiller, Balázs Démuth, Bence Szabó, Dávid Nusser, Enikő Borbás, György Marosi, Zsombor Kristóf Nagy
The integration of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) initiative into the continuous production of pharmaceuticals is indispensable for reliable production. The present paper reports the implementation of in-line Raman spectroscopy in a continuous blending and tableting process of a three-component model pharmaceutical system, containing caffeine as model active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), glucose as model excipient and magnesium stearate as lubricant. The real-time analysis of API content, blend homogeneity, and tablet content uniformity was performed using a Partial Least Squares (PLS) quantitative method...
July 16, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723249/experiences-of-individuals-with-visual-impairments-in-integrated-physical-education-a-retrospective-study
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Justin A Haegele, Xihe Zhu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to examine the experiences of adults with visual impairments during school-based integrated physical education (PE). METHOD: An interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) research approach was used and 16 adults (ages 21-48 years; 10 women, 6 men) with visual impairments acted as participants for this study. The primary sources of data were semistructured audiotaped telephone interviews and reflective field notes, which were recorded during and immediately following each interview...
July 19, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723214/electrokinetic-manipulation-integrated-plasmonic-photonic-hybrid-raman-nanosensors-with-dually-enhanced-sensitivity
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Chao Liu, Zheng Wang, Erwen Li, Zexi Liang, Swapnajit Chakravarty, Xiaochuan Xu, Alan X Wang, Ray T Chen, Donglei Fan
To detect biochemicals with ultrahigh sensitivity, efficiency, reproducibility, and specificity has been the holy grail in the development of nanosensors. In this work, we report an innovative type of photonic-plasmonic hybrid Raman nanosensor integrated with electrokinetic manipulation by rational design, which offers dual mechanisms that enhance the sensitivity for molecule detection directly in solution. For the first time, we integrate large arrays of synthesized plasmonic nanocapsules with densely surface distributed silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs) on lithographically patterned photonic crystal slabs via electric-field assembling...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723211/improving-fore-a-new-inlet-design-for-filtering-samples-through-individual-microarray-spots
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Victoria de Lange, Marco Habegger, Marco Schmidt, János Vörös
In this publication we present an improvement to our previously introduced vertical flow microarray, the FoRe array, which capitalizes on the fusion of immunofiltration and densely packed micron test sites. Filtering samples through individual microarray spots allows us to rapidly analyze dilute samples with high-throughput and high signal-to-noise. Unlike other flowthrough microarrays, in the FoRe design samples are injected into micron channels and sequentially exposed to different targets. This arrangement makes it possible to increase the sensitivity of the microarray by simply increasing the sample volume or to rapidly reconcentrate samples after preprocessing steps dilute the analyte...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723210/bipolar-electrodes-with-100-current-efficiency-for-sensors
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Xiaowei Zhang, Qingfeng Zhai, Huanhuan Xing, Jing Li, Erkang Wang
A bipolar electrode (BPE) is an electron conductor that is embedded in the electrolyte solution without the direct connection with the external power source (driving electrode). When the sufficient voltage was provided, the two poles of BPE promote different oxidation and reduction reactions. During the past few years, BPEs with wireless feature and easy integration showed great promise in the various fields including asymmetric modification/synthesis, motion control, targets enrichment/separation, and chemical sensing/biosensing combined with the quantitative relationship between two poles of BPE...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723203/multicolor-functional-carbon-dots-via-one-step-refluxing-synthesis
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Ting-Yi Wang, Chong-You Chen, Chang-Ming Wang, Ying Zi Tan, Wei-Ssu Liao
Carbon dots are admirable fluorescent nanomaterials due to their low cost, high photostability, excellent biocompatibility, and environmental friendliness. Most conventional carbon dot fabrication approaches produce single-colored fluorescent material in the preparation process; different methods are therefore required to synthesize distinct carbon dots for specific optical applications. In this study, carbon dots carrying different emission colors are prepared through a one-step refluxing process. The emission of these materials can be well-tuned by sodium hydroxide content in the precursor solution...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723199/rational-design-of-a-stimuli-responsive-polymer-electrode-interface-coupled-with-in-vivo-microdialysis-for-measurement-of-sialic-acid-in-live-mouse-brain-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Shushu Ding, Sumei Cao, Yingzi Liu, Ying Lian, Anwei Zhu, Guoyue Shi
Sensitive and selective monitoring of sialic acid (SA) in cerebral nervous system is of great importance for studying the role that SA plays in the pathological process of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this work, we first reported an electrochemical biosensor based on a novel stimuli-responsive copolymer for selective and sensitive detection of SA in mouse brain. Notably, through synergetic hydrogen-bonding interactions, the copolymer could translate the recognition of SA into their conformational transition and wettability switch, which facilitated the access and enrichment of redox labels and targets to the electrode surface, thus significantly improving the detection sensitivity with the detection limit down to 0...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723197/in-vivo-biosensing-progress-and-perspectives
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Guoxin Rong, Simon R Corrie, Heather A Clark
In vivo biosensors are emerging as powerful tools in biomedical research and diagnostic medicine. Distinct from "labels" or "imaging", in vivo biosensors are designed for continuous and long-term monitoring of target analytes in real biological systems and should be selective, sensitive, reversible and biocompatible. Due to the challenges associated with meeting all of the analytical requirements, we found relatively few reports of research groups demonstrating devices that meet the strict definition in vivo...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723195/lanthanide-labeled-immunochromatographic-strip-assay-for-the-on-site-identification-of-ancient-silk
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Qiushi You, Miaomiao Liu, Yang Liu, Hailing Zheng, Zhiwen Hu, Yang Zhou, Bing Wang
The on-site identification of ancient silks has long been a key challenge in archeology. Therefore, a rapid, cost-effective, sensitive analytical approach is highly desirable. In this paper, a lanthanide-labeled immunochromatographic strip which is suitable for the on-site identification of ancient silks is described. Compared with the conventional colloidal gold-based immunochromatographic strip, this strip shows much higher analytical sensitivity and better quantitative discrimination. The limit of detection (LOD) of the strip for silk fibroin (SF) was calculated as 8...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723192/mechanistic-challenges-and-advantages-of-biosensor-miniaturization-into-the-nanoscale
#16
Leyla Soleymani, Feng Li
Over the past few decades, there has been tremendous interest in developing biosensing systems that combine high sensitivity and specificity with rapid sample-to-answer times, portability, low-cost operation, and ease-of-use. Miniaturizing the biosensor dimensions into the nanoscale has been identified as a strategy for addressing the functional requirements of point-of-care and wearable biosensors. However, it is important to consider that decreasing the critical dimensions of biosensing elements impacts the two most important performance metrics of biosensors: limit-of-detection and response time...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723190/in-search-of-the-ultimate-benzene-sensor-the-etqxbox-solution
#17
Jakub W Trzciński, Roberta Pinalli, Nicolò Riboni, Alessandro Pedrini, Federica Bianchi, Stefano Zampolli, Ivan Elmi, Chiara Massera, Franco Ugozzoli, Enrico Dalcanale
In this work we report a comprehensive study leading to the fabrication of a prototype sensor for environmental benzene monitoring. The required high selectivity and ppb-level sensitivity are obtained by coupling a silicon-integrated concentration unit containing the specifically designed EtQxBox cavitand to a miniaturized PID detector. In the resulting stand-alone sensor, the EtQxBox receptor acts at the same time as highly sensitive preconcentrator for BTEX and GC-like separation phase, allowing for the selective desorption of benzene over TEX...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723189/ionophore-based-titrimetric-detection-of-alkali-metal-ions-in-serum
#18
Jingying Zhai, Xiaojiang Xie, Thomas Cherubini, Eric Bakker
While the titrimetric assay is one of the most precise analytical techniques available, only a limited list of complexometric chelators is available, as many otherwise promising reagents are not water-soluble. Recent work demonstrated successful titrimetry with ion-exchanging polymeric nanospheres containing hydrophobic complexing agents, so-called ionophores, opening an exciting avenue in this field. However, this method was limited to ionophores of very high affinity to the analyte and exhibited a relatively limited titration capacity...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723182/cross-linked-gold-nanoparticle-membrane-resonators-as-microelectromechanical-vapor-sensors
#19
Hendrik Schlicke, Malte Behrens, Clemens J Schröter, Gregor T Dahl, Hauke Hartmann, Tobias Vossmeyer
We report a novel approach for the detection of volatile compounds employing electrostatically driven drumhead resonators as sensing elements. The resonators are based on freestanding membranes of alkanedithiol cross-linked gold nanoparticles (GNPs), which are able to sorb analytes from the gas phase. Under reduced pressure, the fundamental resonance frequency of a resonator is continuously monitored while the device is exposed to varying partial pressures of toluene, 4-methylpentan-2-one, 1-propanol, and water...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723170/highly-efficient-multiple-anchored-fluorescent-probe-for-the-detection-of-aniline-vapor-based-on-synergistic-effect-chemical-reaction-and-pet
#20
Zinuo Jiao, Yu Zhang, Wei Xu, Xiangtao Zhang, Haibo Jiang, Pengcheng Wu, Yanyan Fu, Qingguo He, Huimin Cao, Jiangong Cheng
A multiple-anchored fluorescent probe ((((hexane-1,6-diylbis(2,7-bis(4-formyl)-phenyl)-9H-fluorine-9,9-diyl))-bis(hexane-6,1-diyl))-bis(9H-carbazole-9,3,6-triyl))-tetrakis(benzene-4,1-diyl))-tetraformyl-(8FP-2F) with eight aldehyde groups was designed and synthesized. The molecule has four branches and highly twisted structure. Furthermore, it tends to self-assemble into nanospheres, which is beneficial for gaseous analyte penetration and high fluorescence quantum efficiency. Among gaseous analytes, detection of aniline vapor is extraordinarily important in the control of environmental issues and human diseases...
May 26, 2017: ACS Sensors
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