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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432441/direct-quantification-of-lipopeptide-biosurfactants-in-biological-samples-via-hplc-and-uplc-ms-requires-sample-modification-with-an-organic-solvent
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Piotr Biniarz, Marcin Łukaszewicz
The rapid and accurate quantification of biosurfactants in biological samples is challenging. In contrast to the orcinol method for rhamnolipids, no simple biochemical method is available for the rapid quantification of lipopeptides. Various liquid chromatography (LC) methods are promising tools for relatively fast and exact quantification of lipopeptides. Here, we report strategies for the quantification of the lipopeptides pseudofactin and surfactin in bacterial cultures using different high- (HPLC) and ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) systems...
April 22, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427917/application-of-the-isoniazid-assay-in-dried-blood-spots-using-the-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Kyunghoon Lee, Sun-Hee Jun, Moon-Suk Choi, Sang Hoon Song, Jong Sun Park, Jae Ho Lee, Kyoung Un Park, Junghan Song
OBJECTIVES: Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs is important for proper treatment of TB. Dried blood spots (DBSs) are widely used for TDM because of their several advantages. Rifampicin and pyrazinamide assays with DBSs have already been developed. However, isoniazid (INH) assay for capillary DBSs have not been reported because of INH instability. We developed an ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method for measuring INH concentrations in venous and capillary DBSs...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416169/pathologic-fracture-of-the-thoracic-spine-in-a-male-master-ultra-marathoner-due-to-the-combination-of-a-vertebral-hemangioma-and-osteopenia
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Beat Knechtle, Pantelis T Nikolaidis, Bruno Lutz, Thomas Rosemann, Christian B Baerlocher
Vertebral hemangiomas are the most common benign vertebral neoplasms and are generally asymptomatic. In the present study, we report the case of a 52-year-old male master ultra-marathoner suffering from a pathologic fracture of the thoracic spine due to a vertebral hemangioma. A further examination in the athlete revealed an accompanying osteopenia, which was most likely due to a deficiency in both vitamin D and testosterone. The treatment of the fracture consisted of percutaneous vertebroplasty. Shortly after the operation the athlete was able to continue running...
March 27, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415020/simultaneous-determination-of-ten-bioactive-constituents-of-sanjie-zhentong-capsule-in-rat-plasma-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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Jiachun Li, Dongpo Li, Youzhi Pan, Jun-Hua Hu, Wenzhe Huang, Zhen-Zhong Wang, Wei Xiao, Yu Wang
Sanjie Zhentong capsule, a well-known traditional Chinese medicine prescription, are used for the treatment of endometriosis-related diseases. In this study, a simple, rapid and sensitive ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method was developed for the simultaneous determination of ten bioactive constituents, including peimine, peiminine, peimisine, loureirin A, loureirin B, 7,4'-dihydroxyflavone, pterostilbene, ginsenoside Rg1, ginsenoside Rb1, and notoginsenoside R1 in rat plasma after oral administration of Sanjie Zhentong capsule...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413232/the-freshwater-red-alga-batrachospermum-turfosum-florideophyceae-can-acclimate-to-a-wide-range-of-light-and-temperature-conditions
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Siegfried Aigner, Andreas Holzinger, Ulf Karsten, Ilse Kranner
Batrachospermum turfosum Bory is one of the generalists among the few red algae that have adapted to freshwater habitats, occurring in a variety of primarily shaded, nutrient-poor micro-habitats with lotic (running) or lentic (standing) waters. Seasonal variations in water level and canopy cover can expose this sessile alga to widely fluctuating temperatures, solar irradiation and nutrient availability. Here we report on the ecophysiology of B. turfosum collected from an ultra-oligotrophic bog pool in the Austrian Alps...
2017: Phycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409868/validated-uhplc-ms-ms-assay-for-quantitative-determination-of-etoposide-gemcitabine-vinorelbine-and-their-metabolites-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Xiaobin Gong, Le Yang, Feng Zhang, Youtian Liang, Shouhong Gao, Ke Liu, Wansheng Chen
A fully valid ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (UHPLC- MS/MS) method was developed for the determination of etoposide, gemcitabine, vinorelbine and their metabolites (etoposide catechol, 2',2'-difluorodeoxyuridine and 4-O-deacetylvinorelbine) in human plasma. Multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode was performed with an electrospray ionization (ESI) interface operating in both the positive and negative ion modes per compound. The method required only 100 μL plasma with a one-step simple de-proteinization procedure, and a short run time of 7...
April 13, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408348/design-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-solid-lipid-nanoparticulate-systems-of-olanzapine-for-acute-phase-schizophrenia-treatment-investigations-on-antipsychotic-potential-and-adverse-effects
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Emil Joseph, Satish Reddi, Vibhu Rinwa, Garima Balwani, Ranendra Saha
The present paper discusses the design, characterization and in vivo evaluation of glyceryl monostearate nanoparticles of Olanzapine, an atypical antipsychotic drug for acute schizophrenia treatment, during which hospitalization is mandatory and adverse effects are at its peak. The solid lipid nanoparticulate system was obtained by emulsification-ultra sonication technique wherein three factors such as solid lipid content, concentration of surfactant and drug: solid lipid ratio were selected at three different levels in order to study their influence on significant characteristic responses such as particle size, encapsulation efficiency and drug content...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408044/determination-of-82-veterinary-drugs-in-swine-waste-lagoon-sludge-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Xiaowei Li, Ping Guo, Yawen Shan, Yuebin Ke, Hui Li, Qin Fu, Yingyu Wang, Tianhe Liu, Xi Xia
This work reports the development of a multi-residue method for the identification and quantification of 82 veterinary drugs belonging to different chemical classes in swine waste lagoon. The proposed method applies a solid-phase extraction procedure with Oasis PRiME HLB cartridges that combines isolation of the compounds and sample clean-up in a single step. Analysis is performed by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, in one single injection with a chromatographic run time of only 9...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394719/effects-of-strength-explosive-and-plyometric-training-on-energy-cost-of-running-in-ultra-endurance-athletes
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Nicola Giovanelli, Paolo Taboga, Enrico Rejc, Stefano Lazzer
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of a 12-week home-based strength, explosive and plyometric (SEP) training on the cost of running (Cr) in well-trained ultra-marathoners and to assess the main mechanical parameters affecting changes in Cr. Twenty-five male runners (38.2 ± 7.1 years; body mass index: 23.0 ± 1.1 kg·m(-2); V˙O2max: 55.4 ± 4.0 mlO2·kg(-1)·min(-1)) were divided into an exercise (EG = 13) and control group (CG = 12). Before and after a 12-week SEP training, Cr, spring-mass model parameters at four speeds (8, 10, 12, 14 km·h(-1)) were calculated and maximal muscle power (MMP) of the lower limbs was measured...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388925/a-robust-and-cost-effective-approach-to-sequence-and-analyze-complete-genomes-of-small-rna-viruses
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Kiril M Dimitrov, Poonam Sharma, Jeremy D Volkening, Iryna V Goraichuk, Abdul Wajid, Shafqat Fatima Rehmani, Asma Basharat, Ismaila Shittu, Tony M Joannis, Patti J Miller, Claudio L Afonso
BACKGROUND: Next-generation sequencing (NGS) allows ultra-deep sequencing of nucleic acids. The use of sequence-independent amplification of viral nucleic acids without utilization of target-specific primers provides advantages over traditional sequencing methods and allows detection of unsuspected variants and co-infecting agents. However, NGS is not widely used for small RNA viruses because of incorrectly perceived cost estimates and inefficient utilization of freely available bioinformatics tools...
April 7, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372840/restriction-capillaries-as-an-innovative-mixing-unit-for-intermediate-mobile-phase-exchange-in-multidimensional-analysis
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Glenn Loos, Konstantin Shoykhet, Monika Dittmann, Deirdre Cabooter
A novel mixing unit is proposed for the serial coupling of orthogonal columns to analyze polar and non-polar compounds in a single run. The principle relies on the isolation of unretained peaks eluting from a first dimension column in a sample loop, before directing them to a second column for separation. Since the mobile phases employed in highly orthogonal separations are not directly compatible, a mixing unit is required to alter the mobile phase composition before executing the second dimension separation...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372182/ultra-fast-dna-based-multiplex-convection-pcr-method-for-meat-species-identification-with-possible-on-site-applications
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Kyung-Young Song, Hyun Jin Hwang, Jeong Hee Kim
The aim of this study was to develop an ultra-fast molecular detection method for meat identification using convection Palm polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The mitochondrial cytochrome b (Cyt b) gene was used as a target gene. Amplicon size was designed to be different for beef, lamb, and pork. When these primer sets were used, each species-specific set specifically detected the target meat species in singleplex and multiplex modes in a 24min PCR run. The detection limit was 1pg of DNA for each meat species...
August 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365413/ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-determination-of-direct-acting-antiviral-drugs-in-human-liver-fine-needle-aspirates
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Andrew J Ocque, Colleen E Hagler, Robin DiFrancesco, Gene D Morse, Andrew H Talal
An ultra-performance liquid chromatography with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry method was developed and validated for the determination of direct acting antiviral drug concentrations in human liver fine needle aspirates. Liver fine needle aspirate (FNA) biopsy samples were homogenized in acetonitrile to stabilize the analytes and precipitate protein. The acetonitrile supernatants were diluted with internal standards and mobile phase. Separation was achieved with a Waters Acquity BEH C18 column (50×2.1mm, 1...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330526/different-spectrophotometric-and-chromatographic-methods-for-determination-of-mepivacaine-and-its-toxic-impurity
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Nada S Abdelwahab, Nehal F Fared, Mohamed Elagawany, Esraa H Abdelmomen
Stability-indicating spectrophotometric, TLC-densitometric, and ultra-performance LC (UPLC) methods were developed forthe determination of mepivacaine HCl (MEP) in the presence of its toxic impurity, 2,6-dimethylanaline (DMA). Different spectrophotometric methods were developed for the determination of MEP and DMA. In a dual-wavelength method combined with direct spectrophotometric measurement, the absorbance difference between 221.4 and 240 nm was used for MEP measurements, whereas the absorbance at 283 nm was used for measuring DMA in the binary mixture...
February 21, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328524/paramagnetic-micro-particles-as-a-tool-for-rapid-quantification-of-apixaban-dabigatran-edoxaban-and-rivaroxaban-in-human-plasma-by-uhplc-ms-ms
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Martin H J Wiesen, Cornelia Blaich, Thomas Streichert, Guido Michels, Carsten Müller
BACKGROUND: Assessment of the anticoagulant activity of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) is justified in special clinical situations. Here, we evaluated two independent extraction methods and developed a multi-analyte ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass (UHPLC-MS/MS) method for the quantification of apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban and rivaroxaban in human plasma. METHODS: Routine extraction based on protein precipitation with acetonitrile and subsequent centrifugation was compared to sample clean-up using commercial paramagnetic micro-particles and subsequent magnetic depletion...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322630/energy-macronutrient-and-water-intake-during-a-mountain-ultramarathon-event-the-influence-of-distance
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Sonia Martinez, Antoni Aguilo, Lluis Rodas, Leticia Lozano, Carlos Moreno, Pedro Tauler
Adequate dietary strategies are essential for the successful participation in ultra-endurance races. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the energy and water intakes of participants during three different mountain ultra-endurance runs. The study took place at the "Ultra Mallorca Serra de Tramuntana" (Mallorca, Spain), an ultra-endurance mountain event with runners participating either in a 44-km (Marathon, n = 51), a 67-km (Trail, n = 109) or a 112-km (Ultra, n = 53) run competition. Participants in the study answered a questionnaire focused on the nutritional intake within an hour after finishing the competition...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321965/robust-presurgical-functional-mri-at-7-t-using-response-consistency
#17
Pedro Lima Cardoso, Florian Ph S Fischmeister, Barbara Dymerska, Alexander Geißler, Moritz Wurnig, Siegfried Trattnig, Roland Beisteiner, Simon Daniel Robinson
Functional MRI is valuable in presurgical planning due to its non-invasive nature, repeatability, and broad availability. Using ultra-high field MRI increases the specificity and sensitivity, increasing the localization reliability and reducing scan time. Ideally, fMRI analysis for this application should identify unreliable runs and work even if the patient deviates from the prescribed task timing or if there are changes to the hemodynamic response due to pathology. In this study, a model-free analysis method-UNBIASED-based on the consistency of fMRI responses over runs was applied, to ultra-high field fMRI localizations of the hand area...
March 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303338/blood-glucose-kinetics-and-physiological-changes-in-a-type-1-diabetic-finisher-of-the-ultraman-triathlon-a-case-study
#18
Christopher W Bach, Daniel A Baur, William S Hyder, Michael J Ormsbee
PURPOSE: To investigate the blood glucose kinetics and physiological effects experienced by a type 1 diabetic (T1D) finisher of a 3-day, multi-stage ultra endurance triathlon consisting of a 10 km swim and 144.8 km bike (stage 1), a 275.4 km bike (stage 2), and an 84.4 km run (stage 3). METHODS: The athlete self-monitored blood glucose (SMBG) levels via fingerstick blood draw and hand-held glucometer. Researchers evaluated blood glucose kinetics via a continuous glucose monitoring device...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302972/sequential-injection-chromatography-with-an-ultra-short-monolithic-column-for-the-low-pressure-separation-of-%C3%AE-tocopherol-and-%C3%AE-oryzanol-in-vegetable-oils-and-nutrition-supplements
#19
Sujitra Thaithet, Supaporn Kradtap Hartwell, Somchai Lapanantnoppakhun
A low-pressure separation procedure of α-tocopherol and γ-oryzanol was developed based on a sequential injection chromatography (SIC) system coupled with an ultra-short (5 mm) C-18 monolithic column, as a lower cost and more compact alternative to the HPLC system. A green sample preparation, dilution with a small amount of hexane followed by liquid-liquid extraction with 80% ethanol, was proposed. Very good separation resolution (Rs = 3.26), a satisfactory separation time (10 min) and a total run time including column equilibration (16 min) were achieved...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296307/physically-constrained-voxel-based-penalty-adaptation-for-ultra-fast-imrt-planning
#20
Niklas Wahl, Mark Bangert, Cornelis P Kamerling, Peter Ziegenhein, Gijsbert H Bol, Bas W Raaymakers, Uwe Oelfke
Conventional treatment planning in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a trial-and-error process that usually involves tedious tweaking of optimization parameters. Here, we present an algorithm that automates part of this process, in particular the adaptation of voxel-based penalties within normal tissue. Thereby, the proposed algorithm explicitly considers a priori known physical limitations of photon irradiation. The efficacy of the developed algorithm is assessed during treatment planning studies comprising 16 prostate and 5 head and neck cases...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
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