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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350464/fluorescence-determination-of-omethoate-based-on-dual-strategy-for-improving-sensitivity
#1
Cuiping Zhang, Bixia Lin, Yujuan Cao, Manli Guo, Ying Yu
Omethoate is a frequently-used organophosphorus pesticide, the establishment of a sensitive, selective and simple method to determine omethoate is very important for food safety. In this paper, dual-strategy was applied to improve the detection sensitivity of omethoate. The first strategy, graphene quantum dots (GQDs) were doped with nitrogen to increase the fluorescence quantum yield to 30%. By coupling N-GQDs with omethoate aptamer, N-GQDs-aptamer probe was synthesized. The fluorescence of N-GQDs-aptamer probe was turned off by graphene oxide (GO), but recovered by omethoate...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346909/bioaugmentaton-in-technosols-created-in-abandoned-pyritic-tailings-can-contribute-to-enhance-soil-c-sequestration-and-plant-colonization
#2
Raúl Zornoza, Melisa Gómez-Garrido, Silvia Martínez-Martínez, María Dolores Gómez-López, Ángel Faz
Creation of Technosols in combination with phytostabilization may be a sustainable strategy to minimize the environmental and human health hazards derived from mine tailings. Bioaugmentation can facilitate plant establishment and growth for efficient phytostabilization. In order to assess if bioaugmentation can increase soil quality and fertility, decrease metal(loid) mobility and accelerate plant colonization, a one-year field experiment was designed with creation of Technosols in two tailings ponds with different pH (acidic (AT) and neutral (NT)), with addition of marble waste (MaW) and two organic materials (pig manure (PM) and sewage sludge (SS), without or with inoculation of effective microorganisms (EM) at three rates...
March 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346260/effectiveness-analysis-of-a-part-time-rapid-response-system-during-operation-versus-nonoperation
#3
Youlim Kim, Dong Seon Lee, Hyunju Min, Yun Young Choi, Eun Young Lee, Inae Song, Jong Sun Park, Young-Jae Cho, You Hwan Jo, Ho Il Yoon, Jae Ho Lee, Choon-Taek Lee, Sang Hwan Do, Yeon Joo Lee
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of a part-time rapid response system on the occurrence rate of cardiopulmonary arrest by comparing the times of rapid response system operation versus nonoperation. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A 1,360-bed tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS: Adult patients admitted to the general ward were screened. Data were collected over 36 months from rapid response system implementation (October 2012 to September 2015) and more than 45 months before rapid response system implementation (January 2009 to September 2012)...
March 24, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345953/reperfusion-ventricular-arrhythmia-bursts-identify-larger-infarct-size-in-spite-of-optimal-epicardial-and-microvascular-reperfusion-using-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#4
Kirian van der Weg, Wichert J Kuijt, Sebastiaan Cam Bekkers, Jan Gp Tijssen, Cynthia L Green, Miguel E Lemmert, Mitchell W Krucoff, Anton Pm Gorgels
AIMS: Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) bursts following recanalisation in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are related to larger infarct size (IS). Inadequate microvascular reperfusion, as determined by microvascular obstruction (MVO) using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), is also known to be associated with larger IS. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that VA bursts identify larger infarct size in spite of optimal microvascular reperfusion. METHODS: All 65 STEMI patients from the Maastricht ST elevation (MAST) study with brisk epicardial flow (TIMI 3), complete ST recovery post-percutaneous coronary intervention and early CMR were included...
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345912/fluorogenic-templated-reaction-cascades-for-rna-detection
#5
Willem A Velema, Eric T Kool
Nucleic acids detection is essential to the study of biological processes and to diagnosis of pathological states. Although PCR is highly effective in vitro, methods that can function without prior sample preparation, thermal cycling, or enzymes are of interest due to their simplicity. Most current non-PCR detection methods rely on linear signal amplification, which hinders the detection of small amounts of genetic material. To address this limitation, we tested a new strategy for attaining higher-order signal amplification, in which a target sequence templates a chemical ligation and the product of this reaction is in turn detected with a second templated reaction...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345776/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-are-correlated-with-disease-activity-of-dermatomyositis-and-polymyositis
#6
Ming-Zhu Gao, Yuan-Lan Huang, Xiao-Dan Wu, Qiang-Wei Xu, Rong Ji, Bing Gu, Ai-Yan Zhang, Ting-Ting Hao, Zhi-Jun Han, Tian-Li Ren
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicated that both red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) were useful indices in assessing the disease activity of autoimmune diseases. However, the evidence for the association between RDW, NLR and dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) is limited. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between the disease activity of PM/DM and both RDW and NLR. METHODS: Medical records of 114 PM/DM patients and 114 healthy controls were retrospectively reviewed, and their RDW, NLR and myositis disease activity assessment visual analogue scale (MYOACT) on admission were extracted...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343618/analysis-of-sexual-function-of-patients-with-dermatomyositis-and-polymyositis-through-self-administered-questionnaires-a-cross-sectional-study
#7
Fernando Henrique Carlos de Souza, Daniel Brito de Araújo, Clovis Artur Silva, Renata Miossi, Carmita Helena Najjar Abdo, Eloisa Bonfá, Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo
INTRODUCTION: To date, there are no descriptions in the literature on gynecologic and sexual function evaluation in female patients with dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM). OBJECTIVE: To assess sexual function in female patients with DM/PM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a monocentric, cross-sectional study in which 23 patients (16 DM and 7 PM), with ages between 18 and 40 years, were compared to 23 healthy women of the same age group...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343359/characterization-of-pm2-5-chemical-composition-at-the-demokritos-suburban-station-in-athens-greece-the-influence-of-saharan-dust
#8
Vasiliki Vasilatou, Evangelia Diapouli, Dimitrios Abatzoglou, Evangelos B Bakeas, Michael Scoullos, Konstantinos Eleftheriadis
The aim of this work is to study the atmospheric concentrations of selected major and trace elements and ions found in PM2.5, at a suburban site in Athens, Greece, and discuss on the impact of the different sources. Special focus is given to the influence of Saharan dust episodes. The seasonal variability in the metal and ion concentrations is also examined. The results show that PM2.5 mass concentrations are significantly influenced by Saharan dust events; it is observed that when the PM2.5 concentration is higher than 25 μg/m(3), five out of six times, the air mass crossed North Africa at an altitude within the boundary layer...
March 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343101/the-influence-of-odd-even-car-trial-on-fine-and-coarse-particles-in-delhi
#9
Prashant Kumar, Sunil Gulia, Roy M Harrison, Mukesh Khare
The odd-even car trial scheme, which reduced car traffic between 08.00 and 20.00 h daily, was applied from 1 to 15 January 2016 (winter scheme, WS) and 15-30 April 2016 (summer scheme, SS). The daily average PM2.5 and PM10 exceeded national standards, with highest concentrations (313 μg m(-3) and 639 μg m(-3), respectively) during winter and lowest (53 μg m(-3) and 130 μg m(-3)) during the monsoon (June-August). PM concentrations during the trials can be interpreted either as reduced or increased, depending on the periods used for comparison purposes...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342355/pd-nanospheres-decorated-reduced-graphene-oxide-with-multi-functions-highly-efficient-catalytic-reduction-and-ultrasensitive-sensing-of-hazardous-4-nitrophenol-pollutant
#10
A T Ezhil Vilian, Sang Rak Choe, Krishnan Giribabu, Sung-Chan Jang, Changhyun Roh, Yun Suk Huh, Young-Kyu Han
We illustrate a facile approach for in situ synthesis of Pd-gum arabic/reduced graphene oxide (Pd-GA/RGO) using GA as the reducing agent, which favors the instantaneous reduction of both Pd ions and GO into Pd nanoparticles (NPs) and RGO. From the morphological analysis of Pd-GA/RGO, we observed highly dispersed spherical 5nm Pd NPs decorated over RGO. The as-synthesized Pd-GA/RGO composite was employed for the catalytic reduction and the electrochemical detection of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP), respectively. The catalytic reduction of 4-NP was highly pronounced for Pd-GA/RGO (5min) when compared to Pd NPs (140min) and Pd/RGO (36min)...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341576/effectiveness-of-interventions-to-reduce-household-air-pollution-and-or-improve-health-in-homes-using-solid-fuel-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Reginald Quansah, Sean Semple, Caroline A Ochieng, Sanjar Juvekar, Frederick Ato Armah, Isaac Luginaah, Jacques Emina
BACKGROUND: Cookstove intervention programs have been increasing over the past two (2) decades in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) across the globe. However, there remains uncertainty regarding the effects of these interventions on household air pollution concentrations, personal exposure concentrations and health outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to determine if household air pollution (HAP) interventions were associated with improved indoor air quality (IAQ) in households in LMICs...
March 21, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340993/antimony-speciation-as-geochemical-tracer-for-anthropogenic-emissions-of-atmospheric-particulate-matter
#12
Daniel Sánchez-Rodas, Louay Alsioufi, Ana M Sánchez de la Campa, Yolanda González-Castanedo
The chemical composition of atmospheric particulate matter (PM) has been studied at the cities of Cordoba and Granada (South of Spain) between 2007 and 2013, considering urban background, traffic and industrial monitoring stations. The results of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) indicated that geochemical anomalies observed in the ambient air of Cordoba (mainly Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd) are closely related to the geochemical profile obtained from fugitive metallurgy emissions of brass industries. These findings have been confirmed performing an Sb speciation analysis of PM10 samples, which allowed to distinguish between Sb(III) and Sb(V)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340533/vapor-phase-exchange-of-self-assembled-monolayers-for-engineering-of-biofunctional-surfaces
#13
Laxman Kankate, Anna Aguf, Helge Grossmann, Mark Schnietz, Robert Tampé, Andrey Turchanin, Armin Gölzhäuser
We show that 4'-nitro-1,1'-biphenyl-4-thiol self-assembled monolayers (NBPT SAMs) on gold can be exchanged with 11-(mercaptoundecyl)-triethylene glycol (C11EG3OH) SAMs via vapor deposition (VD). The pristine and the exchanged SAMs obtained by VD as well as solution method (SM) were characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and polarization modulation infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS). Using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) it is shown that C11EG3OH SAMs on gold obtained by vapor deposition exchange (VDEx) has the same protein resistivity as SAMs obtained by the direct self-assembly process...
March 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339965/opioid-prescriptions-by-specialty-in-ohio-2010-2014
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Scott G Weiner, Olesya Baker, Ann F Rodgers, Chad Garner, Lewis S Nelson, Peter W Kreiner, Jeremiah D Schuur
Background. : The current US opioid epidemic is attributed to the large volume of prescribed opioids. This study analyzed the contribution of different medical specialties to overall opioids by evaluating the pill counts and morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs) of opioid prescriptions, stratified by provider specialty, and determined temporal trends. Methods. : This was an analysis of the Ohio prescription drug monitoring program database, which captures scheduled medication prescriptions filled in the state as well as prescriber specialty...
March 6, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339841/nutritive-value-and-the-maximum-inclusion-level-of-pennycress-meal-for-broiler-chickens
#15
R A Alhotan, R L Wang, R A Holser, G M Pesti
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the nutritive value and maximum safe level (MSL) of pennycress meal (PM) for broiler chicks. In experiment 1, a total of 480 chicks was fed either mash or crumbled diets containing zero, 5, 10, or 15% PM for 18 d (8 diets; 6 replications per diet). In experiment 2, a total of 660 chicks was fed mash diets containing zero, 3, 6, 9, 12, or 15% of either PM or canola meal (CM; a comparative reference) for 14 d (11 diets; 6 replications per diet). Analytical results show that PM is a good source of protein (∼31% CP) and it is very comparable to CM (∼36% CP)...
February 23, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339803/transcriptional-comparison-of-myogenesis-in-leghorn-and-low-score-normal-embryos
#16
J Griffin, N St-Pierre, M S Lilburn, M Wick
In a previous study, we reported on a quantitative transcriptomic method which confirmed the temporal transcription of developmental fast skeletal muscle myosin heavy chain (fsMyHC) embryonic isoforms in the embryonic Pectoralis major (PM) of the Single Comb White Leghorn (SCWL). The objective of the current study was to further investigate the transcriptional events underlying embryonic PM growth in the SCWL and a genotype exhibiting partial muscular dystrophy, the Low Score Normal (LSN). We hypothesized that within the SCWL and LSN embryos, there would be differences in the temporal transcription of the fsMyHC isoforms and other myogenic regulatory genes...
February 21, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339581/rationale-and-design-of-the-budapest-crt-upgrade-study-a-prospective-randomized-multicentre-clinical-trial
#17
Bela Merkely, Annamaria Kosztin, Attila Roka, Laszlo Geller, Endre Zima, Attila Kovacs, Andras Mihaly Boros, Helmut Klein, Jerzy K Wranicz, Gerhard Hindricks, Marcell Clemens, Gabor Z Duray, Arthur J Moss, Ilan Goldenberg, Valentina Kutyifa
Aims: There is lack of conclusive evidence from randomized clinical trials on the efficacy and safety of upgrade to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with implanted pacemakers (PM) or defibrillators (ICD) with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and chronic heart failure (HF). The BUDAPEST-CRT Upgrade Study was designed to compare the efficacy and safety of CRT upgrade from conventional PM or ICD therapy in patients with intermittent or permanent right ventricular (RV) septal/apical pacing, reduced LVEF, and symptomatic HF...
October 6, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339196/discovery-of-a-small-molecule-degrader-of-bromodomain-and-extra-terminal-bet-proteins-with-picomolar-cellular-potencies-and-capable-of-achieving-tumor-regression
#18
Bing Zhou, Jiantao Hu, Fuming Xu, Zhuo Chen, Longchuan Bai, Ester Fernandez-Salas, Mei Lin, Liu Liu, Chao-Yie Yang, Yujun Zhao, Donna McEachern, Sally Przybranowski, Bo Wen, Duxin Sun, Shaomeng Wang
The bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) family proteins, consisting of BRD2, BRD3, BRD4, and testis-specific BRDT members, are epigenetic "readers" and play a key role in the regulation of gene transcription. BET proteins are considered to be attractive therapeutic targets for cancer and other human diseases. Recently, heterobifunctional small-molecule BET degraders have been designed based upon the proteolysis targeting chimera (PROTAC) concept to induce BET protein degradation. Herein, we present our design, synthesis, and evaluation of a new class of PROTAC BET degraders...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338727/rin4-recruits-the-exocyst-subunit-exo70b1-to-the-plasma-membrane
#19
Peter Sabol, Ivan Kulich, Viktor Žárský
The exocyst is a conserved vesicle-tethering complex with principal roles in cell polarity and morphogenesis. Several studies point to its involvement in polarized secretion during microbial pathogen defense. In this context, we have found an interaction between the Arabidopsis EXO70B1 exocyst subunit, a protein which was previously associated with both the defense response and autophagy, and RPM1 INTERACTING PROTEIN 4 (RIN4), the best studied member of the NOI protein family and a known regulator of plant defense pathways...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338137/an-investigation-of-the-pm2-5-and-no2-concentrations-and-their-human-health-impacts-in-the-metro-subway-system-of-suzhou-china
#20
Shi-Jie Cao, Xiang-Ri Kong, Linyan Li, Weirong Zhang, Zi-Ping Ye, Yelin Deng
This study measured the particle concentrations with an aerodynamic diameter smaller than 2.5 μm (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and relative humidity (RH) at five metro subway stations in Suzhou's subway system (Lines 1 and 2). The real-time monitoring campaign was conducted from March 30(th) to April 10(th) and August 4(th) to August 21(st), 2015. The monitoring practice was carried out during rush (7:00-9:00 AM and 17:00-19:00 PM) and regular hours (other times) at the ground and underground levels under different weather conditions with a purpose of obtaining representative data...
March 24, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
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