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Modified ultrafiltration

Steven Guest, John K Leypoldt, Michelle E Cassin, Martin J Schreiber
♦ Background: Incremental peritoneal dialysis (PD), the gradual introduction of dialysate exchanges at less than full-dose therapy, has been infrequently described in clinical reports. One concern with less than full-dose dialysis is whether urea clearance targets are achievable with an incremental regimen. In this report, we used a large database of PD patients, across all membrane transport types, and performed urea kinetic modeling determinations of possible incremental regimens for an individual membrane type...
January 17, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Zhao Wang, Caitlin Crandall, Vicki L Prautzsch, Rajesh Sahadevan, Todd J Menkhaus, Hao Fong
Electrospun nanofiber membranes (ENMs) have demonstrated promising applications for water purification primarily due to high water flux and low degree of fouling. However, the equivalent/apparent pore sizes of as-electrospun ENMs are in microns/submicrons; therefore, the ENMs can only be directly utilized for microfiltration applications. To make regenerated cellulose (RC) ENMs for ultrafiltration applications, atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) was studied to graft polymer chains onto the surface of RC nanofibers; specifically, monomers of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) and sodium acrylate (AAS) were selected for surface-grafting water-insoluble and water-soluble polymer chains onto RC nanofibers, respectively...
February 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Marko Škrtić, Yuliya Lytvyn, Petter Bjornstad, Heather N Reich, James W Scholey, Paul M Yip, Etienne B Sochett, Bruce A Perkins, David Z I Cherney
The aim of this analysis was to examine sex-based differences in renal segmental resistances in healthy controls (HC) and patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). We hypothesized that hyperfiltration - an early hemodynamic abnormality associated with diabetic nephropathy (DN) - would disproportionately affect women with T1D, thereby attenuating protection against the development of renal complications. Glomerular hemodynamic parameters were evaluated in HC (n=30) and in normotensive, normoalbuminuric patients with T1D and either baseline normofiltration (n=36, T1D-N, glomerular filtration rate [GFR] 90-134 ml/min/1...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Jian-Guo Zhang, Qi-Meng Li, Kiran Thakur, Shah Faisal, Zhao-Jun Wei
The synthesis of cellulase in filamentous fungi can be triggered by several inducers. In this study, a bamboo-shoot shell pretreated with Pleurotus ostreatus could promote the formation of cellulases in Aspergillus niger. Further identification, including UPLC-TOF-MS, ultrafiltration, and FT-IR, denoted that the soluble inducer was not a traditional disaccharide but a type of modified lignin polymer. This revelation may result in incipient strategies to ameliorate cellulase productivity.
February 2017: Bioresource Technology
Htay Htay, Yeoungjee Cho, Elaine M Pascoe, Darsy Darssan, Carmel M Hawley, David W Johnson
♦ Objective: Preservation of residual renal function (RRF) is associated with improved survival. The aim of the present study was to identify independent predictors of RRF and urine volume (UV) in incident peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. ♦ Methods: The study included incident PD patients who were balANZ trial participants. The primary and secondary outcomes were RRF and UV, respectively. Both outcomes were analyzed using mixed effects linear regression with demographic data in the first model and PD-related parameters included in a second model...
December 1, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Ding Han, Ya-Guang Liu, Yi Luo, Jia Li, Chuan Ou-Yang
Fluid management is challenging in infants after cardiopulmonary bypass. Pulse pressure variation (PPV) derived from pressure recording analytical method (PRAM) is based on lung-heart interaction during mechanical ventilation. A prospective observational study conducted in operating room tested PPV to predict fluid responsiveness in ventricular septal defect infants. Infants in open chest conditions with median sternotomy (n = 26) or minimally invasive right thoracotomy (n = 29) undergoing ventricular septal defect repair were enrolled...
January 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
Osami Honjo, Sandra L Merklinger, John B Poe, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Hargen Zhang, Katherine L Taylor, Glen S Van Arsdell
OBJECTIVE: Poor survival following surgical palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) raises the question of the need for a paradigm shift. This is the first human study to investigate the possibility of primary "in-series" palliation in neonates and infants with HLHS in an acute setting with the aid of 2 types of mechanical assist: superior vena cava (SVC)-to-pulmonary artery (PA) pump assist and SVC-to-right atrium (RA) oxygenation assist. METHODS: By rearranging the cannula sites and flow rates for modified ultrafiltration, 2 types of mechanically assisted bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt (BCPS) circulation were simulated for 20 minutes...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Milad Asgarpour Khansary, Mostafa Mellat, Seyed Hassan Saadat, Mahdi Fasihi-Ramandi, Mehdi Kamali, Ramezan Ali Taheri
To analyze polymeric nanosorbents and nanofiltration/ultrafiltration membranes for hormone micropollutants removal from water effluents, here an in-through investigation on the suitability and compatibility of various polymers has been carried out. For this work, estradiol, estrone, testosterone, progesterone, estriol, mestranol, and ethinylestradiol were considered. A total number of 452 polymers were analyzed and initially screened using Hansen solubility parameters. The identified good pairs of hormones and polymers then were examined to obtain the equilibrium capacity of hormones removal from water effluents using a modified Flory-Huggins model...
February 2017: Chemosphere
Eleonora Veglia, Alessandro Pini, Aldo Moggio, Cristina Grange, Federica Premoselli, Gianluca Miglio, Katerina Tiligada, Roberto Fantozzi, Paul L Chazot, Arianna Carolina Rosa
Histamine has been reported to decrease the ultrafiltration coefficient, which inversely correlates with glomerular permselectivity, however the mechanism(s) underling this effect have never been investigated. This study aimed to assess whether histamine could exert a direct detrimental effect on podocyte permeability and the possible involvement of two key proteins for the glomerular slit diaphragm (SD) integrity, zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) and P-cadherin. The effect of histamine (100 pM-1000nM) on coloured podocytes junctional integrity was evaluated functionally by a transwell assay of monolayer permeability and morphologically by electron microscopy...
December 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Nathaniel C Wardrip, Melissa Dsouza, Meltem Urgun-Demirtas, Seth W Snyder, Jack A Gilbert, Christopher J Arnusch
Understanding and restricting microbial surface attachment will enhance wastewater treatment with membranes. We report a maskless lithographic patterning technique for the generation of patterned polymer coatings on ultrafiltration membranes. Polyethylene glycol, zwitterionic, or negatively charged hydrophilic polymer compositions in parallel- or perpendicular-striped patterns with respect to feed flow were evaluated using wastewater. Membrane fouling was dependent on the orientation and chemical composition of the coatings...
November 9, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Richard A Jonas
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October 5, 2016: Perfusion
Craig M McRobb, Richard J Ing, D Scott Lawson, James Jaggers, Mark Twite
Modified ultrafiltration (MUF) is a technique which is commonly used immediately post-cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for open heart surgery in children. There are many advantages of MUF, but there are also a number of less reported disadvantages. At our institution, after considering all of the available data, a decision was made to no longer perform MUF. The primary motivation being the simplified and miniaturized CPB circuit would reduce hemodilution, decrease our likelihood of reaching our transfusion trigger during CPB and, potentially, improve safety...
October 5, 2016: Perfusion
Hesamoddin Rabiee, S Mojtaba Seyedi, Hossein Rabiei, Negar Alvandifar
Two non-ionic and hydrophilic surfactant additives, Tetronic-1107 and Triton X-100, were added to poly(vinyl chloride)/NMP polymeric solution to prepare ultrafiltration membranes via immersion precipitation. Surfactants at three different weight percentages up to 6 wt% were added, and the fabricated membranes were characterized and their performance for water treatment in the presence of bovine serum albumin (BSA) as a foulant was assessed. The scanning electron microscopy images indicated remarkable changes in morphology due to higher thermodynamic instability after surfactant addition...
September 2016: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
H Cheraghi Bidsorkhi, H Riazi, D Emadzadeh, M Ghanbari, T Matsuura, W J Lau, A F Ismail
In this research, novel ultrafiltration nanocomposite membranes were prepared by incorporating self-synthesized nanoporous titanium dioxide (NTiO2) nanoparticles into polysulfone. The surface of the nanoparticle was treated with a silane-based modifier to improve its distribution in the host polymer. Atomic-force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller, transmission electron microscopy, energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, porosity and contact angle tests were conducted to characterize the properties of the particles as well as the fabricated nanocomposite membranes...
October 14, 2016: Nanotechnology
Jingchun Li, Xuyang Liu, Jiaqi Lu, Yudan Wang, Guanglu Li, Fangbo Zhao
To improve the anti-biofouling properties of PVDF membranes, GO-Ag composites were synthesized and used as membrane antibacterial agent by a simple and environmentally friendly method. As identified by XRD, TEM and FTIR analysis, AgNPs were uniformly assembled on the synthesized GO-Ag sheets. The membranes were prepared by phase inversion method with different additional amounts (0.00-0.15wt%) of GO-Ag composites. The GO-Ag composites modified membranes show improved hydrophilicity, mechanical property and permeability than unmodified PVDF membrane...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Marie Hoarau, Yannick Malbert, Romain Irague, Christelle Hureau, Peter Faller, Emmanuel Gras, Isabelle André, Magali Remaud-Siméon
An improved production and purification method for Alzheimer's disease related methionine-modified amyloid-β 1-40 and 1-42 peptides is proposed, taking advantage of the formation of inclusion body in Escherichia coli. A Thioflavin-S assay was set-up to evaluate inclusion body formation during growth and optimize culture conditions for amyloid-β peptides production. A simple and fast purification protocol including first the isolation of the inclusion bodies and second, two cycles of high pH denaturation/ neutralization combined with an ultrafiltration step on 30-kDa cut-off membrane was established...
2016: PloS One
Jennifer E Flythe
Mounting evidence supports a strong association between fluid management and outcomes among individuals receiving maintenance hemodialysis. The speed of fluid removal during dialysis (ultrafiltration, UF) is a modifiable aspect of fluid management that has attracted recent attention as a potential performance measure for facility fluid management practices. Observational data support an association between higher UF rates and adverse outcomes. This association is supported by the plausible pathophysiologic rationale of hypoperfusion-induced ischemic injury to the heart and other end-organs...
November 2016: Seminars in Dialysis
Viktoriia Konovalova, Kateryna Guzikevich, Anatoliy Burban, Wojciech Kujawski, Karolina Jarzynka, Joanna Kujawa
In order to prepare ultrafiltration membranes possessing biocatalytic properties, α-amylase has been immobilized on cellulose membranes. Enzyme immobilization was based on a covalent bonding between chitosan and a surface of cellulose membrane, followed by an attachment of Cibacron Blue F3G-A dye as affinity ligand. Various factors affecting the immobilization process, such as enzyme concentration, pH of modifying solution, zeta-potential of membrane surface, and stability of immobilized enzyme were studied...
November 5, 2016: Carbohydrate Polymers
J A Prince, S Bhuvana, V Anbharasi, N Ayyanar, K V K Boodhoo, G Singh
Oil pollution in water and separation of oil from water are receiving much attention in recent years due to the growing environmental concerns. Membrane technology is one of the emerging solutions for oil-water separation. However, there is a limitation in using polymeric membrane for oil water separation due to its surface properties (wetting behaviour), thermal and mechanical properties. Here, we have shown a simple method to increase the hydrophilicity of the polyethersulfone (PES) hollow fibre ultrafiltration (UF) membrane by using carboxyl, hydroxyl and amine modified graphene attached poly acrylonitrile-co-maleimide (G-PANCMI)...
October 15, 2016: Water Research
Herb Lutz, Joshua Arias, Yu Zou
High therapeutic dosage requirements and the desire for ease of administration drive the trend to subcutaneous administration using delivery systems such as subcutaneous pumps and prefilled syringes. Because of dosage volume limits, prefilled syringe administration requires higher concentration liquid formulations, limited to about 30 cP or roughly 100-300 g L(-1) for mAb's. Ultrafiltration (UF) processes are routinely used to formulate biological therapeutics. This article considers pressure constraints on the UF process that may limit its ability to achieve high final product concentrations...
July 25, 2016: Biotechnology Progress
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