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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212595/preparation-and-characterization-of-gold-nanoparticles-in-the-presence-of-citrate-and-soybean-seed-extract-in-an-acidic-conditions
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Ebrahim Izadi, Ali Rasooli, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh, Soodabeh Davaran
Through the present study, an eco-friendly method was used to synthesize the gold nanoparticles (GNPs) by using the sodium citrate and extract of the soybean seed as reducing the agents at PH 3. X-Ray diffraction (XRD) method was used to evaluate the crystal structure of as-synthesized NPs and it's revealed that this method leads to well crystallized GNPs. In order to determine the particle size and their distribution, field emission scanning microscopy (FE-SEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) were used...
February 17, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212110/the-impact-of-chewing-gum-on-halitosis-parameters-a-systematic-review
#2
Francisco Wilker Mustafa Gomes Muniz, Stephanie Anagnostopoulos Friedrich, Carina Folgearini Silveira, Cassiano Kuchenbecker Rösing
This study aimed to analyze the impact of chewing gum on halitosis parameters. Three databases were searched with the following focused question: 'Can chewing gum additionally reduce halitosis parameters, such as organoleptic scores and volatile sulfur compounds (VSC), when compared to a control treatment'? Controlled clinical trials presenting at least two halitosis measurements (organoleptic scores and/or VSC) were included. Ten studies were included, and different active ingredients were used. One study was performed using a chewing gum without any active ingredient...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205396/can-the-diagnostic-reliability-of-the-thrombin-generation-test-as-a-global-haemostasis-assay-be-improved-the-impact-of-calcium-chloride-concentration
#3
L A Parunov, S S Surov, Y Liang, T K Lee, M V Ovanesov
BACKGROUND: Thrombin generation test (TGT) is a global haemostasis assay with a potential to predict bleeding tendencies and treatment effects in patients with haemophilia. Despite 15 years of clinical research, the diagnostic value of TGT remains controversial, possibly due to suboptimal sensitivity to coagulation deficiencies, robustness and reproducibility. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to explore the effect of calcium chloride (CaCl2 ) concentration on the TGT's response to intrinsic coagulation factors (F) VIII, IX and XIa...
February 15, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181101/preparation-of-hydroxyapatite-collagen-injectable-bone-paste-with-an-anti-washout-property-utilizing-sodium-alginate-part-1-influences-of-excess-supplementation-of-calcium-compounds
#4
Taira Sato, Masanori Kikuchi, Mamoru Aizawa
The anti-washout property, viscosity, and cytocompatibility to an osteoblastic cell line, MG-63, of anti-washout pastes were investigated. Mixing a hydroxyapatite/collagen bone-like nanocomposite (HAp/Col), an aqueous solution of sodium alginate (Na-Alg), which is a paste hardening and lubricant agent, and supplementation of calcium carbonate or calcium citrate (Ca-Cit) as a calcium resource for the hardening reaction realized an injectable bone paste. Adding Ca-Cit at a concentration greater than eight times the Ca(2+) ion concentration to Na-Alg improved the anti-washout property...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180009/pseudothrombocytopenia-with-multiple-anticoagulant-sample-collection-tubes
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Ferenc Kovacs, Marina Varga, Zsolt Pataki, Erzsebet Rigo
The knowledge of pseudothrombocytopenia (PTCP) is important for the accuracy of a clinical assessment and for avoiding unnecessary treatment. An elderly patient was hospitalized with left lung pneumonia. Severe thrombocytopenia [platelet (PLT) number: 18 × 10(9)/L] without any clinical bleeding was found in ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid blood collection tube. PLT measurement was repeated in various anticoagulant [sodium citrate, lithium heparin, disodium oxalate, hirudin, and magnesium sulfate (Mg-sulfate)] sample collection tubes and all of them showed thrombocytopenia except with Mg-sulfate...
December 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176350/co-precipitation-assisted-coacervative-extraction-coupled-to-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-an-approach-for-determining-organophosphorus-pesticides-in-water-samples
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Sabrina B Mammana, Paula Berton, Alejandra B Camargo, Gustavo E Lascalea, Jorgelina C Altamirano
An analytical methodology based on co-precipitation-assisted coacervative extraction (cop-CAE) coupled to High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC-UV) was developed for determination of five organophosphorus pesticides (OPPs), including fenitrothion, guthion, parathion, methidathion and chlorpyrifos, in water samples. It involves a green technique leading to an efficient and simple analytical methodology suitable for high throughput analysis. Relevant physicochemical variables were studied and optimized on the analytical response of each OPP...
February 8, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166379/reference-values-for-rotational-thromboelastometry-rotem-in-clinically-healthy-cats
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Charlotte Marly-Voquer, Barbara Riond, Rahel Jud Schefer, Annette P N Kutter
OBJECTIVE: To establish reference intervals for rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) using feline blood. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Twenty-three clinically healthy cats between 1 and 15 years. INTERVENTION: For each cat, whole blood was collected via jugular or medial saphenous venipuncture, and blood was placed into a serum tube, a tube containing potassium-EDTA, and tubes containing 3...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164647/ethylenediaminetetraacetic-acid-sodium-citrate-heparin-and-citrate-phosphate-dextrose-adenine-anticoagulants-differentially-affect-cytokine-mrna-expression-in-blood-leukocytes
#8
Eva Herzogova, Pavlina Dankova
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine whether and how the anticoagulant agents EDTA, sodium citrate, and heparin present in vacutainers and CPDA located in transfusion bags modify peripheral blood cell behavior. METHODS: We compared the effect of four anticoagulants within an expression study quantifying mRNA by realtime PCR in 60 blood samples. RESULTS: We observed a significant increase of TNFα and CCL2 mRNA expression in leukocytes placed in EDTA anticoagulant compared to leukocytes collected with citrate or heparin (p ≤ 0...
July 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158120/terahertz-conductivity-engineering-in-surface-decorated-carbon-nanotube-films-by-gold-nanoparticles
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Debanjan Polley, Animesh Patra, Anjan Barman, Rajib Kumar Mitra
We report the controllable conductivity of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and multiwalled carbon nanotubes with their surface walls decorated by gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) with varying concentration in terahertz (THz) frequency range. Colloidal Au NPs of nominal diameter ∼15  nm are synthesized by the reduction of gold chloride solution using tri-sodium citrate. A simple chemical route is followed to attach Au NPs on the surfaces of both types of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The attachment of Au NPs on the sidewalls of CNTs is confirmed by UV-visible spectroscopy and scanning electron microscope images...
February 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135896/enhanced-dissolution-of-sildenafil-citrate-as-dry-foam-tablets
#10
Somchai Sawatdee, Apichart Atipairin, Attawadee Sae Yoon, Teerapol Srichana, Narumon Changsan
Dry foam formulation technology is alternative approach to enhance dissolution of the drug. Sildenafil citrate was suspended in sodium dodecyl sulfate solution and adding a mixture of maltodextrin and mannitol as diluent to form a paste. Sildenafil citrate paste was passed through a nozzle spray bottle to obtain smooth foam. The homogeneous foam was dried in a vacuum oven and sieved to obtain dry foam granules. The granules were mixed with croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate and compressed into tablet...
January 30, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132645/5-aminolevulinic-acid-combined-with-ferrous-ion-reduces-adiposity-and-improves-glucose-tolerance-in-diet-induced-obese-mice-via-enhancing-mitochondrial-function
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Urara Ota, Takeshi Hara, Hitoshi Nakagawa, Emi Tsuru, Masayuki Tsuda, Atsuko Kamiya, Yasushi Kuroda, Yuya Kitajima, Aya Koda, Masahiro Ishizuka, Hideo Fukuhara, Keiji Inoue, Taro Shuin, Motowo Nakajima, Tohru Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with obesity and various obesity-associated pathological conditions including glucose intolerance. 5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a precursor of heme metabolites, is a natural amino acid synthesized in the mitochondria, and various types of cytochromes containing heme contribute to aerobic energy metabolism. Thus, ALA might have beneficial effects on the reduction of adiposity and improvement of glucose tolerance through its promotion of heme synthesis...
January 30, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127482/successful-management-of-refractory-type-1-renal-tubular-acidosis-with-amiloride
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Patrick Oguejiofor, Robert Chow, Kenneth Yim, Bernard G Jaar
A 28-year-old female with history of hypothyroidism, Sjögren's Syndrome, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) presented with complaints of severe generalized weakness, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia. Physical examination was unremarkable. Laboratory test showed hypokalemia at 1.6 mmol/l, nonanion metabolic acidosis with HCO3 of 11 mmol/l, random urine pH of 7.0, and urine anion gap of 8 mmol/l. CT scan of the abdomen revealed bilateral nephrocalcinosis. A diagnosis of type 1 RTA likely secondary to Sjögren's Syndrome was made...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107958/one-step-synthesis-of-graphitic-carbon-nitride-nanosheets-with-the-help-of-melamine-and-its-application-for-fluorescence-detection-of-mercuric-ions
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Qianfen Zhuang, Liming Sun, Yongnian Ni
A facile, simple, and relatively environment-friendly hydrothermal approach was developed for one-step synthesis of graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets (GCNNs) using melamine and sodium citrate as the precursors. The prepared GCNNs emit strong fluorescence with a high quantum yield of 48.3%. The GCNNs were then characterized by various techniques including transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101806/purification-and-characterization-of-glutamate-decarboxylase-from-enterococcus-raffinosus-tccc11660
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Chuanyou Chang, Jun Zhang, Shenxi Ma, Lin Wang, Depei Wang, Jian Zhang, Qiang Gao
Glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) is the sole enzyme that synthesizes γ-aminobutyric acid through the irreversible decarboxylation of L-glutamate. In this study, the purification and characterization of an unreported GAD from a novel strain of Enterococcus raffinosus TCCC11660 were investigated. The native GAD from E. raffinosus TCCC11660 was purified 32.3-fold with a recovery rate of 8.3%, using ultrafiltration and ammonium sulfate precipitation, followed by ion-exchange and size-exclusion chromatography. The apparent molecular weight of purified GAD, as determined by SDS-PAGE and size-exclusion chromatography was 55 and 110 kDa, respectively, suggesting that GAD exists as a dimer of identical subunits in solution...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098465/rejection-of-commonly-used-electrolytes-in-asymmetric-flow-field-flow-fractionation-effects-of-membrane-molecular-weight-cutoff-size-fluid-dynamics-and-valence-of-electrolytes
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Thilak K Mudalige, Haiou Qu, Sean W Linder
Asymmetric flow field flow fractionation (AF4) is an efficient size-based separation technique for the characterization of submicron size particulates. In AF4, membranes having various molecular weight cutoff sizes are used as a barrier to retain particles while allowing the carrier fluid containing electrolytes to permeate. Here, we have hypothesized that electrolyte rejection by the barrier membrane leads to the accumulation of electrolytes in the channel during operation. Electrolyte accumulation can cause various adverse effects that can lead to membrane fouling...
January 31, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095484/experimental-diabetes-alters-the-morphology-and-nano-structure-of-the-achilles-tendon
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Rodrigo Ribeiro de Oliveira, Rômulo Medina de Mattos, Luciana Magalhães Rebelo, Fernanda Guimarães Meireles Ferreira, Fernanda Tovar-Moll, Luiz Eurico Nasciutti, Gerly Anne de Castro Brito
Although of several studies that associate chronic hyperglycemia with tendinopathy, the connection between morphometric changes as witnessed by magnetic resonance (MR) images, nanostructural changes, and inflammatory markers have not yet been fully established. Therefore, the present study has as a hypothesis that the Achilles tendons of rats with diabetes mellitus (DM) exhibit structural changes. The animals were randomly divided into two experimental groups: Control Group (n = 06) injected with a vehicle (sodium citrate buffer solution) and Diabetic Group (n = 06) consisting of rats submitted to intraperitoneal administration of streptozotocin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081239/statistical-modeling-applied-to-deformation-relaxation-processes-in-a-composite-biopolymer-network-induced-by-magnetic-field
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Javier Tarrío-Saavedra, Cécilia Galindo González, Salvador Naya, Jorge López-Beceiro, Alain Ponton
This study investigated a methodology based on image processing and statistics to characterize and model the deformation upon controlled and uniform magnetic field and the relaxation under zero field of droplets observed in aqueous solutions of sodium alginate incorporating magnetic maghemite nanoparticles stabilized by adsorption of citrate ions. The changes of droplet geometry were statistically analyzed using a new approach based on the data obtained from optical microscopy, image processing, nonlinear regression, evolutionary optimization, analysis of variance and resampling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070048/-role-of-local-citrate-anticoagulation-in-continuous-blood-purification-to-patients-at-high-risk-of-bleeding-in-icu
#18
Shangping Zhao, Hao Ou, Yue Peng, Zuoliang Liu, Mingshi Yang, Xuefei Xiao
To evaluate the safety and efficiency of citrate anticoagulant-based continuous blood purification in patients at high risk of bleeding. 
 Methods: One hundred and fifty-two patients at high risk of bleeding were divided into local citrate group (group A, n=68) and heparin group (group B, n=84). Clotting function, change of pH, ionized sodium, bicarbonate ion, ionized calcium, activated clotting time (ACT) and complications were monitored before and during treatment. 
 Results: Compared to the group A, the incidence of clotting in filter and chamber, the degree of bleeding or fresh bleeding were significantly reduced in the group B (P<0...
December 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055031/a-customized-mobile-application-in-colonoscopy-preparation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Ala I Sharara, Jean M Chalhoub, Maya Beydoun, Rani H Shayto, Hamed Chehab, Ali H Harb, Fadi H Mourad, Fayez S Sarkis
OBJECTIVES: Adherence with diet and prescribed purgative is essential for proper cleansing with low-volume bowel preparations. The aim of this work was to assess the effect of a customized mobile application (App) on adherence and quality of bowel preparation. METHODS: One hundred and sixty (160) eligible patients scheduled for elective colonoscopy were randomly assigned to paper (control) or App-based instructions. The preparation consisted of low-fiber diet for 2 days, clear fluids for one day and split-dose sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate (SPS)...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054120/assessment-of-human-telomeric-g-quadruplex-structures-using-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#20
Snežana Miljanić, Marina Ratkaj, Marija Matković, Ivo Piantanida, Paola Gratteri, Carla Bazzicalupi
G-Quadruplex (G4) structures of a human telomeric 24-mer (5'-TTAGGGTTAGGGTTAGGGTTAGGG-3') sequence (Tel24) stabilized by sodium and potassium ions have been assessed using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy. The distinctive SERS spectra of Tel24 in the presence of 100 mM Na(+) and 100 mM K(+) were obtained and the SERS bands characteristic of the antiparallel basket-type and the mixed hybrid (3+1) structures, respectively, were identified and assigned. The influence of the SERS - active substrate on the scattering enhancement was studied using citrate- and chloride-covered silver nanoparticles, in the absence and presence of the aggregating agent (0...
January 4, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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