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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143845/pulse-laser-induced-fragmentation-of-carbon-quantum-dots-a-structural-analysis
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Han-Wei Chu, Ju-Yi Mao, Chia-Wen Lien, Pang-Hung Hsu, Yu-Jia Li, Jui-Yang Lai, Tai-Chia Chiu, Chih-Ching Huang
Carbon quantum dots (CQDs) have attracted enormous interest in recent years owing to their low cytotoxicity, excellent biocompatibility and strong fluorescence. They have been successfully employed in sensor, bio-imaging, and drug carrier applications. A complete understanding of their core-surface structure is essential for tuning their physical and chemical properties for various applications. Conventional characterizations of CQDs are conducted with electron microscopy or spectroscopy, such as transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy...
November 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143575/determination-of-illegal-adulteration-of-dietary-supplements-with-synthetic-hair-growth-compounds-by-uplc-and-lc-q-tof-ms
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Ji Hyun Lee, Gihaeng Kang, Han Na Park, Jihee Kim, Nam Sook Kim, Seongsoo Park, Sung-Kwan Park, Sun Young Baek, Hoil Kang
In this study, we developed a UPLC-PDA and LC-Q-TOF/MS method to identify and measure the following prohibited substances that may be found in dietary supplements: triaminodil, minoxidil, bimatoprost, alimemazine, diphenylcyclopropenone, α-tradiol, finasteride, methyltestosterone, spironolatone, flutamide, cyproterone, dutasteride, and testosterone 17-propionate.The method was validated according to International Conference on Harmonization guidelines in terms of specificity, linearity, accuracy, precision, LOD, LOQ, recovery, and stability...
November 16, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141708/sensitive-detection-of-neonicotinoid-insecticides-and-other-selected-pesticides-in-pollen-and-nectar-using-nanoflow-liquid-chromatography-orbitrap-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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David Moreno-González, Jaime Alcántara-Durán, Bienvenida Gilbert-López, Miriam Beneito-Cambra, Víctor M Cutillas, Łukasz Rajski, Antonio Molina-Díaz, Juan F García-Reyes
In this work, a new method based on nanoflow LC with high-resolution MS was developed for the determination ofeight pesticides in pollen and nectar samples, including neonicotinoid insecticides and other selected pesticides commonly found in bees and beeswax. Detection was undertaken with a hybrid quadrupole-Orbitrap mass spectrometer (Q Exactive™) equipped with a commercial nanospray ion source. The extraction of pesticides from pollen samples was performed by a modified micro-QuEChERS method scaled down to Eppendorf tubes, whereas nectar samples were simply diluted with a water–methanol (95 + 5, v/v) solution...
November 15, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138535/comparable-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-two-epoetin-alfa-formulations-eporon-%C3%A2-and-eprex-%C3%A2-following-a-single-subcutaneous-administration-in-healthy-male-volunteers
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Sumin Yoon, Su-Jin Rhee, Sun Ju Heo, Tae Young Oh, Seo Hyun Yoon, Joo-Youn Cho, SeungHwan Lee, Kyung-Sang Yu
Purpose: This study aimed to assess and compare the pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties following a single subcutaneous injection of epoetin alfa (Eporon(®)) with those of the comparator (Eprex(®)) in healthy male subjects. Subjects and methods: A randomized, double-blind, two-sequence, crossover study was conducted. Subjects were randomly assigned to receive a single dose, that is, 4,000 IU, of the test or comparator epoetin alfa. After 4 weeks, all subjects received the alternative formulation...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137748/a-novel-synthesis-of-a-new-thorium-iv-metal-organic-framework-nanostructure-with-well-controllable-procedure-through-ultrasound-assisted-reverse-micelle-method
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Ghasem Sargazi, Daryoush Afzali, Ali Mostafavi
Reverse micelle (RM) and ultrasound assisted reverse micelle (UARM) were applied to the synthesis of novel thorium nanostructures as metal organic frameworks (MOFs). Characterization with different techniques showed that the Th-MOF sample synthesized by UARM method had higher thermal stability (354°C), smaller mean particle size (27nm), and larger surface area (2.02×10(3)m(2)/g). Besides, in this novel approach, the nucleation of crystals was found to carry out in a shorter time. The synthesis parameters of UARM method were designed by 2(k-1) factorial and the process control was systematically studied using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and response surface methodology (RSM)...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137427/association-of-opioid-receptor-mu-1-oprm1-a118g-polymorphism-rs1799971-with-nicotine-dependence
#6
Xiangyi Kong, Hao Deng, Theodore Alston, Yanguo Kong, Jingping Wang
Background and Object: Whether opioid-receptor mu 1 (OPRM1) A118G polymorphism (rs1799971) is associated with nicotine dependence is controversial. We analyzed the combined results from published studies of this possibility. Methods: Literature reviews were performed according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Web of Science, Chinese National Science Infrastructure (CNKI), PubMed, Embase and Google Scholar database searches using MeSH terms were conducted to find all relevant researches up to October 2016...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136814/polyaniline-dicationic-ionic-liquid-coated-with-magnetic-nanoparticles-composite-for-magnetic-solid-phase-extraction-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-environmental-samples
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Mohamad Shariff Shahriman, Muggundha Raoov Ramachandran, Nur Nadhirah Mohamad Zain, Sharifah Mohamad, Ninie Suhana Abdul Manan, Suhaila Mohd Yaman
In this present study, magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) nanocomposites modified with polyaniline (PANI) coated newly synthesised dicationic ionic liquid (DICAT) forming MNP-PANI-DICAT were successfully synthesised as new generation material for magnetic solid phase extraction (MSPE). MNP-PANI-DICAT was characterised by FT-IR NMR, CHN, BET, SEM, TEM, and VSM techniques and the results were compared with MNP-PANI and native MNP. This new material was applied as a magnetic adsorbent for the pre-concentration and separation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) due to the π-π interaction between polyaniline shell and dicationic ionic liquid (DICAT) with PAHs compounds...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134421/relationship-between-childhood-sexual-abuse-and-hiv-related-risks-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-findings-from-mainland-china
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Wenjian Xu, Lijun Zheng, Jingjing Song, Xing Zhang, Xuemeng Zhang, Yong Zheng
Men who have sex with men (MSM) carry the burden of HIV infection in China. Outside of China, a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has been associated with HIV-related risks (behavioral, sexual, and mental health outcomes) among MSM. We therefore evaluated the relationship between CSA and these HIV-related risks among MSM in China. Cross-sectional data were collected via a survey from gay websites and social networking applications from MSM in 30 provinces in mainland China during a 3-month period in 2014 and 2015...
November 13, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132698/risk-factor-analysis-for-intraoperative-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-weaning-failure-after-lung-transplantation
#9
Kyoung Shik Narm, Seokkee Lee, Jee Won Suh, Anes Kim, Jin Gu Lee, Moo Suk Park, Song Yee Kim, Joo Han Song, Su Jin Jeong, Hyo Chae Paik
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been widely used for hemodynamic support during lung transplantation (LTx). We evaluated the risk factors associated with failure of weaning from ECMO in the operating room during LTx. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 74 consecutive patients who had undergone LTx from March 2013 to February 2016. Patients who underwent single LTx, multiorgan transplantation, and LTx for pulmonary hypertension were excluded...
November 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132648/leisure-time-domestic-and-work-related-physical-activity-and-their-prospective-associations-with-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease
#10
Po-Wen Ku, Li-Jung Chen, Kenneth R Fox, Yi-Huei Chen, Yung Liao, Ching-Heng Lin
This study aimed to examine the prospective associations between total physical activity, leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), and domestic and work-related physical activity (DWPA) involving heavy physical labor, with all-cause mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). A 7-year follow-up cohort design was used based on the data from the Taiwan 2005 National Health Interview Survey, which was linked to the 2005 to 2012 Taiwan National Health Insurance claims data. Multivariable Cox proportional hazard models were utilized to assess the associations between physical activity and all-cause mortality in 2,370 patients with CVD...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131707/plasma-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-measured-immediately-after-restoration-of-spontaneous-circulation-predicts-acute-kidney-injury-in-cardiac-arrest-survivors-who-underwent-therapeutic-hypothermia
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Dong Hun Lee, Byung Kook Lee, Yong Soo Cho, Yong Hun Jung, Sung Min Lee, Jung Soo Park, Kyung Woon Jeung
Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac arrest (CA) is challenging. We aimed to identify the diagnostic and prognostic performance of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) for AKI and its clinical outcomes. A retrospective observational study, involving adult comatose CA survivors treated with therapeutic hypothermia between May 2013 and December 2016, was conducted. AKI was classified according to the guidelines of Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes. NGAL levels were measured after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC)...
November 13, 2017: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131486/free-amino-acids-biogenic-amines-and-ammonium-profiling-in-tobacco-from-different-geographical-origins-using-microwave-assisted-extraction-followed-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography
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Kai Cai, Zhangmin Xiang, Hongqin Li, Huina Zhao, Yechun Lin, Wenjie Pan, Bo Lei
This work describes a rapid, stable, and accurate method for determining the free amino acids, biogenic amines, and ammonium in tobacco. The target analytes were extracted with microwave-assisted extraction and then derivatized with diethyl ethoxymethylenemalonate, followed by ultra high performance liquid chromatography analysis. The experimental design used to optimize the microwave-assisted extraction conditions showed that the optimal extraction time was 10 min with a temperature of 60°C. The stability of aminoenone derivatives was improved by keeping the pH near 9...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131450/potential-for-health-care-cost-savings-with-preoperative-gastrostomy-tube-placement-in-the-head-and-neck-cancer-population
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Ashley C Mays, Harrison G Bartels, Paul R Wistermayer, Matt L Rohlfing, Christopher M Gentile, Ralph D'Agostino, Joshua D Waltonen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the cost differences between preoperative and postoperative placement of gastrostomy tubes (G-tubes) in patients with head and neck cancer. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients with aerodigestive tract cancers from 2010 to 2015. Data included inpatient and postdischarge costs, demographics, tumor characteristics, surgical treatment, length of stay (LOS), time spent in the intensive care unit (ICU), and readmissions...
November 13, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131283/quantitative-myocardial-blush-score-qube-allows-the-prediction-of-heart-failure-development-in-long-term-follow-up-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-proof-of-concept-study
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Andrzej Tomasik, Tomasz Młyńczak, Edyta Nowak, Katarzyna Pigoń, Artur Iwasieczko, Mariusz Opara, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) might lead to left ventricular remodeling. Adequate myocardial perfusion is critical to prevent this adverse remodeling. Quantitative myocardial blush evaluator (QuBE) software, available on-line, is a simple analysis tool which enables the precise quantification of myocardial perfusion in the infarct area immediately after interventional treatment. The aim of this study was to assess whether the results of QuBE analysis might predict the development of HF in AMI patients in 3 year-long follow-up...
November 13, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129859/membrane-introduction-mass-spectrometry-combined-with-an-orthogonal-partial-least-squares-calibration-model-for-mixture-analysis
#15
Min Li, Lu Zhang, Xiaolong Yao, Xingyu Jiang
The emerging membrane introduction mass spectrometry technique has been successfully used to detect benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene (BTEX), while overlapped spectra have unfortunately hindered its further application to the analysis of mixtures. Multivariate calibration, an efficient method to analyze mixtures, has been widely applied. In this paper, we compared univariate and multivariate analyses for quantification of the individual components of mixture samples. The results showed that the univariate analysis creates poor models with regression coefficients of 0...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129157/thrombectomy-6-to-24-hours-after-stroke-with-a-mismatch-between-deficit-and-infarct
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Raul G Nogueira, Ashutosh P Jadhav, Diogo C Haussen, Alain Bonafe, Ronald F Budzik, Parita Bhuva, Dileep R Yavagal, Marc Ribo, Christophe Cognard, Ricardo A Hanel, Cathy A Sila, Ameer E Hassan, Monica Millan, Elad I Levy, Peter Mitchell, Michael Chen, Joey D English, Qaisar A Shah, Frank L Silver, Vitor M Pereira, Brijesh P Mehta, Blaise W Baxter, Michael G Abraham, Pedro Cardona, Erol Veznedaroglu, Frank R Hellinger, Lei Feng, Jawad F Kirmani, Demetrius K Lopes, Brian T Jankowitz, Michael R Frankel, Vincent Costalat, Nirav A Vora, Albert J Yoo, Amer M Malik, Anthony J Furlan, Marta Rubiera, Amin Aghaebrahim, Jean-Marc Olivot, Wondwossen G Tekle, Ryan Shields, Todd Graves, Roger J Lewis, Wade S Smith, David S Liebeskind, Jeffrey L Saver, Tudor G Jovin
Background The effect of endovascular thrombectomy that is performed more than 6 hours after the onset of ischemic stroke is uncertain. Patients with a clinical deficit that is disproportionately severe relative to the infarct volume may benefit from late thrombectomy. Methods We enrolled patients with occlusion of the intracranial internal carotid artery or proximal middle cerebral artery who had last been known to be well 6 to 24 hours earlier and who had a mismatch between the severity of the clinical deficit and the infarct volume, with mismatch criteria defined according to age (<80 years or ≥80 years)...
November 11, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127665/hepatocellular-carcinoma-surveillance-experience-from-croatian-referral-centre-for-chronic-liver-diseases
#17
Matea Majerović, Mislav Jelaković, Marina Premužić, Ivana Knežević Štromar, Davor Radić, Marko Mance, Stjepko Pleština, Rajko Ostojić, Nadan Rustemović, Zeljko Krznarić
PURPOSE: For patients at high-risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), biannual ultrasound surveillance has long been recommended, in order to detect the tumor in the early, potentially curative stages. However, globally reported HCC surveillance rates vary greatly, ranging from as low as 1.7 to as high as 80%. Our aim was to assess the utilization of surveillance with biannual ultrasound in high-risk Croatian patients and to identify the factors that impact the implementation of the recommended protocol...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127224/clinical-prediction-rule-for-neurological-sequelae-due-to-acute-encephalopathy-a-medical-community-based-validation-study-in-harima-japan
#18
Kaori Sasaki, Hiroaki Nagase, Azusa Maruyama, Kyoko Fujita, Masahiro Nishiyama, Tsukasa Tanaka, Sadayuki Nukina, Toru Takumi, Kanae Takenaka, Yoshinobu Oyazato, Atsushi Nishiyama, Tomoko Kawata, Keisuke Saeki, Yuichi Takami, Eriko Satake-Inoue, Kazumoto Iijima, Ichiro Morioka, Yoshiyuki Uetani
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to verify the screening performance of our clinical prediction rule for neurological sequelae due to acute encephalopathy (NSAE-CPR), which previously identified the following three variables as predictive of poor outcomes: (1) refractory status epilepticus; (2) consciousness disturbance and/or hemiplegia at 6 hours from onset and (3) aspartate aminotransferase >90 IU/L within 6 hours of onset. DESIGN: Medical community-based multicentre retrospective cohort study...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125975/prospective-prediction-of-arrests-for-driving-under-the-influence-from-relationship-patterns-with-family-and-friends-in-adolescence
#19
William E Pelham, Thomas J Dishion
Driving under the influence (DUI) is dangerous and costly, yet there are few prospective studies on modifiable risk and protective processes that would inform prevention. Middle adolescence, when most individuals are first learning to drive and first using alcohol, may be a particularly salient period for family and friendship influences on DUI risk. In the present study, youth's family and friendship environments were observed and measured at age 16 in a diverse community sample (n=999), and then court records were used to document arrest for DUI through the age of 32years...
October 13, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124363/reduced-joint-awareness-in-bicruciate-retaining-total-knee-arthroplasty-compared-to-cruciate-sacrificing-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Florian Baumann, Werner Krutsch, Michael Worlicek, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Johannes Zellner, Paul Schmitz, Michael Nerlich, Carsten Tibesku
PURPOSE: There is rising impact of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measurement in joint arthroplasty over the past years. Bicruciate-retaining implants have shown more physiologic knee kinematics and provide superior proprioceptive capacities. The aim of this study was to evaluate if the functional properties of this new implant design lead to improved PRO results after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: This prospective, controlled trial compares PRO of bicruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty (BCR-TKA) to unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA) and standard posterior-stabilized total knee arthroplasty (PS-TKA)...
November 9, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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