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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810644/feasibility-of-a-novel-low-volume-and-sodium-phosphate-free-bowel-preparation-regimen-for-colon-capsule-endoscopy
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Jieqiong Zhou, Xiaowei Tang, Jing Wang, Zhenyu Chen, Xinying Wang, Bo Jiang
Bowel preparation regimens for colon capsule endoscopy are not yet standardized since they are not well optimized. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of a novel low-volume and sodium phosphate-free bowel preparation regimen for colon capsule endoscopy. A total of 31 patients were prospectively enrolled. In the novel regimen, on the day prior to examination, a low-fiber diet was permitted, 5 mg mosapride citrate was administered twice (1 h prior to lunch and supper) and 1 l polyethylene glycol was administered in the evening...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804816/preanalytical-issues-in-hemostasis-and-thrombosis-testing
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Giuseppe Lippi, Emmanuel J Favaloro
Hemostasis testing is critical to many hemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders, wherein laboratory diagnostics can provide critical information for diagnosis, prognostication, and therapeutic monitoring. Due to this crucial role in modern medicine, hemostasis tests should be carried out at their highest degree of quality, thus encompassing standardization and monitoring of all phases of the testing process. It is now clearly established that the preanalytical phase is the most critical and vulnerable part of the total testing process, since up to 70% of diagnostic errors are due to highly manual activities encompassing patient preparation and collection of biological samples, as well as handling, transportation, preparation and storage of blood specimens...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762682/-use-of-citrate-in-patients-with-nephrolithiasis
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REVIEW
Martino Marangella
Citrate is a tricarboxylic acid and an intermediate metabolite of Krebs cycle. It contributes to oxidative metabolism of both kidney and liver. Alkaline sodium or potassium salts have the potential to increase alkaline reserve. In the kidney citrate is completely filtered at the glomerulus, undergoing to 10-40% tubular resorption. Renal insufficiency, even early, metabolic acidosis, potassium depletion induce hypocitraturia. Its importance in nephrolithiasis stems from its ability to form soluble complexes with calcium and to interfere with crystal formation, thus exerting a dual inhibition, thermodynamic and kinetic...
August 1, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761091/a-novel-pharmacodynamic-assay-to-evaluate-the-effects-of-crystallization-inhibitors-on-calcium-phosphate-crystallization-in-human-plasma
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M D Ferrer, M M Pérez, M M Cànaves, J M Buades, C Salcedo, J Perelló
Cardiovascular calcification (CVC) is a progressive complication of chronic kidney disease and a predictor of CV events and mortality. The use of biomarkers to predict CV risk and activities of potential or current treatment drugs in these patients could have a crucial impact on therapeutic approaches. Our aim was to develop a novel assay for measurement of the rate of calcium phosphate crystallization in human plasma and provide a tool to evaluate the effects of crystallization inhibitors. The efficacy of inhibitors was determined by adding inhibitory compounds (polyphosphates, fetuin-A, sodium thiosulfate or citrate) to control samples...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751291/a-case-of-edta-related-in-vitro-platelet-degranulation
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Jérôme Debus, Pierre Lemaire, Vincent Cussac, Marinela Sisiroi, Fabienne Pineau-Vincent
A 71 year-old woman is admitted to Le Mans hospital center for management of a chronic skin lesion. She has no personal nor familial bleeding history and does not take any medication. In peripheral blood collected with EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetate), the platelet count is elevated and the blood film shows uniformly grey platelets. In sodium citrate-collected blood, platelets show no abnormality. We describe an EDTA-related artifact that is not to be mistaken for grey platelet syndrome.
August 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750541/influence-of-different-cleaning-processes-on-the-surface-chemistry-of-gold-nanoparticles
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Rita La Spina, Valentina Spampinato, Douglas Gilliland, Isaac Ojea-Jimenez, Giacomo Ceccone
In this paper, the authors have investigated the effects of different cleaning methods (centrifugation and dialysis) on the surface chemistry and composition of 15 nm sodium citrate stabilized gold nanoparticles. The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) results indicate that three centrifugation cycles are sufficient to remove most of the citrate molecules, while centrifuged liquid sedimentation and dynamic light scattering data reveal some degree of nanoparticle aggregation when three centrifugation cycles are exceeded...
July 27, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747619/comparison-of-commercially-available-blood-collection-tubes-containing-sodium-citrate-and-hirudin-in-platelet-aggregation-testing
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Walter J Janse van Rensburg, Patricia van der Merwe
BACKGROUND Platelet reactivity assessment is an important tool in both the causal determination of bleeding diathesis as well as in the evaluation of the efficacy of anti-platelet therapy in patients at risk of thrombosis. Sodium citrate is the most widely used anticoagulant for hemostasis investigations. However, some doubt exists over the suitability of sodium citrate in platelet function testing. Hirudin has been suggested as a superior replacement. Nevertheless, only 1 study compared citrated and hirudin treated samples with light transmission aggregometry...
July 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747538/complexing-agents-and-ph-influence-on-chemical-durability-of-type-i-molded-glass-containers
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Alberto Biavati, Michele Poncini, Arianna Ferrarini, Nicola Favaro, Martina Scarpa, Marta Vallotto
Among the factors that affect the glass surface chemical durability, pH and complexing agents present in aqueous solution have the main role. Glass surface attack can be also related to the delamination issue causing glass particles' appearance in the pharmaceutical preparation. A few methods to check for glass containers delamination propensity and some control guidelines have been proposed. The present study emphasizes the possible synergy between a few complexing agents with pH on borosilicate glass chemical durability...
July 2017: PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746044/various-glycolysis-inhibitor-containing-tubes-for-glucose-measurement-cannot-be-used-interchangeably-due-to-clinically-unacceptable-biases-between-them
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Andrea Saracevic, Lora Dukic, Gordana Juricic, Lara Milevoj Kopcinovic, Gorana Mirosevic, Ana-Maria Simundic
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to determine the difference between glucose concentration measured 30 min after venipuncture in ice-chilled heparin plasma sample and all currently available citrate buffer-containing tubes (Greiner Glucomedics, Greiner FC Mix and Sarstedt GlucoEXACT) and still widely used sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate (NaF/Kox) tubes from Greiner. METHODS: Blood was collected from 20 healthy volunteers and 20 patients with diabetes into LiH, NaF/KOx, Glucomedics, FC mix and GlucoEXACT tubes...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741656/biochemical-evaluation-of-storage-lesion-in-canine-packed-erythrocytes
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C R Wilson, M B Pashmakova, J A Heinz, M C Johnson, H M Minard, M A Bishop, J W Barr
OBJECTIVES: This study describes the biochemical changes - also known as the storage lesion - that occur in canine packed red blood cells during ex vivo storage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten 125-mL units of non-leuco-reduced packed red blood cells in citrate phosphate dextrose adenine were obtained from a commercial blood bank within 24 hours of donation. Samples were aseptically collected on days 1, 4, 7, 14, 28, 35 and 42 for measurement of sodium, potassium, chloride, lactate, glucose, pH and ammonia concentrations...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740297/adulteration-identification-in-raw-milk-using-fourier-transform-infrared-spectroscopy
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Tatiane Barbosa Coitinho, Laerte Dagher Cassoli, Pedro Henrique Ramos Cerqueira, Helen Krystine da Silva, Juliana Barbosa Coitinho, Paulo Fernando Machado
Adulteration of milk is a common practice that concerns regulatory agencies, industry, and the population. Despite the growing need for checking adulteration, the current methods employed generally have low performance and are highly dependent on manual labor. This study aims to calibrate and validate a compact equipment (MilkoScan FT1) that adopts a Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy methodology to monitor adulteration in raw milk. Almost 2500 milk samples were used for reference spectrum construction and 1650 samples were used to validate the identification of the following five most commonly used adulterants (at three different concentrations each): (1) cornstarch, (2) sodium bicarbonate, (3) sodium citrate, (4) formaldehyde, and (5) saccharose, plus the additions of two levels of water or whey...
July 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738576/development-of-ph-responsive-polymer-and-citrate-aqueous-two-phase-system-for-extractive-bioconversion-of-cefprozil
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Jialing Chen, Zhaoyang Ding, Hongxia Pan, Xuejun Cao
A pH-responsive aqueous two-phase system (pH-ATPS) has been developed by sodium citrate and a recyclable pH-responsive polymer PADB6.8 that can response to the change of pH values. Phase separation mechanism is studied through Low field-NMR. All variables affecting the phase separation are evaluated. Phase characteristics (viscosity, density, interfacial tension) and phase separation kinetic are studied for understanding of separation process and operational parameters in applications. This pH-ATPS has the characters of low interfacial tension, high recovery leading efficient mass transfer and low cost...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731330/mapping-functionally-important-residues-in-the-na-dicarboxylate-cotransporter-nadc1
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Claire Colas, Avner Schlessinger, Ana M Pajor
Transporters from the SLC13 family couple the transport of two to four Na(+) ions with a di- or tricarboxylate, such as succinate or citrate. We have previously modeled mammalian members of the SLC13 family, including the Na(+)/dicarboxylate cotransporter NaDC1 (SLC13A2), based on a structure of the bacterial homologue VcINDY in an inward-facing conformation with one sodium ion bound at the Na1 site. In the study presented here, we modeled the outward-facing conformation of rabbit and human NaDC1 (rbNaDC1 and hNaDC1, respectively) using an outward-facing model of VcINDY as a template and identified residues in or near the putative Na2 and Na3 cation binding sites...
August 10, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728551/reduced-glutathione-and-glutathione-disulfide-in-the-blood-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficient-newborns
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Zhen-Hua Gong, Guo-Li Tian, Qi-Wei Huang, Yan-Min Wang, Hong-Ping Xu
BACKGROUND: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is commonly detected during mass screening for neonatal disease. We developed a method to measure reduced glutathione (GSH) and glutathione disulfide (GSSG) using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) for detecting G6PD deficiency. METHODS: The concentration of GSH and the GSH/GSSG ratio in newborn dry-blood-spot (DBS) screening and in blood plus sodium citrate for test confirmation were examined by MS/MS using labeled glycine as an internal standard...
July 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715251/body-heat-responsive-gelation-of-methylcellulose-formulation-containing-betaine
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Yoshiaki Shirata, Asami Wakasa, Kiyoshi Miura, Hironori Nakamura, Yoshinobu Matsumoto, Tomihiro Miyada
We examined a methylcellulose (MC) formulation that gels at body temperature for enteral alimentation. Betaine was found to have a lowering effect on the gelation temperature of the MC solution. The thermal gelation temperature of a body heat-responsive (BHR) gelling MC formulation, consisting of 2% MC, 15% glucose, 1.2% sodium citrate, and 3.5% betaine mixture, was approximately 32 °C, indicating that it could gel in response to body heat. Glucose release from the BHR gels was delayed at 37 °C in an in vitro study...
September 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713789/screening-of-oxalate-degrading-lactic-acid-bacteria-of-food-origin
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Nicoletta Murru, Giuseppe Blaiotta, Maria Francesca Peruzy, Serena Santonicola, Raffaelina Mercogliano, Maria Aponte
A screening for oxalate degrading abilities was initially carried on within Lactic Acid Bacteria cultures of different food origin. Seventy-nine strains were drop-inoculated onto MRS agar plates containing calcium oxalate. By comparing colonies diameters, 31 strains were used to inoculate, in parallel, MRS and MRS modified by sodium oxalate addition. Differences in the strains' growth were assessed by colony forming unit counts. For two strains, the growth in oxalate enriched medium was significantly higher; while, for eleven strains an opposite behaviour was recorded...
April 13, 2017: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697933/a-simple-method-for-point-of-need-extraction-concentration-and-rapid-multi-mycotoxin-immunodetection-in-feeds-using-aqueous-two-phase-systems
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Ruben R G Soares, Ana M Azevedo, Pedro Fernandes, Virginia Chu, João P Conde, M Raquel Aires-Barros
The rapid detection of mycotoxins in feed samples is becoming an increasingly relevant challenge for the food production sector, in order to effectively enforce current regulations and assure food and feed safety. To achieve rapid mycotoxin detection, several biosensing strategies have been published, many reaching assay times of the order of a few minutes. However, the vast majority of these rely on sample preparation based on volatile organic solvents, often comprising complex multi-step procedures and devoid of clean-up and/or concentration effects...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697307/prawn-shell-derived-chitin-nanofiber-membranes-as-advanced-sustainable-separators-for-li-na-ion-batteries
#18
Tian-Wen Zhang, Bao Shen, Hong-Bin Yao, Tao Ma, Lei-Lei Lu, Fei Zhou, Shu-Hong Yu
Separators, necessary components to isolate cathodes and anodes in Li/Na-ion batteries, are consumed in large amounts per year; thus, their sustainability is a concerning issue for renewable energy storage systems. However, the eco-efficient and environmentally friendly fabrication of separators with a high mechanical strength, excellent thermal stability, and good electrolyte wettability is still challenging. Herein, we reported the fabrication of a new type of separators for Li/Na-ion batteries through the self-assembly of eco-friendly chitin nanofibers derived from prawn shells...
July 13, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687385/the-use-of-cross-linked-chitosan-beads-for-nutrients-nitrate-and-orthophosphate-removal-from-a-mixture-of-p-po4-n-no2-and-n-no3
#19
Tomasz Jóźwiak, Urszula Filipkowska, Paula Szymczyk, Małgorzata Kuczajowska-Zadrożna, Artur Mielcarek
A hydrogel chitosan sorbent ionically cross-linked with sodium citrate and covalently cross-linked with epichlorohydrin was used to remove nutrients from an equimolar mixture of P-PO4, N-NO2 and N-NO3. The scope of the study included, among other things, determination of the influence of pH on nutrient sorption effectiveness, nutrient sorption kinetics as well as determination of the maximum sorption capacity of cross-linked chitosan sorbents regarding P-PO4 (H2PO4(-), HPO4(2-)), N-NO2 (HNO2, NO2(-)), and N-NO3 (NO3(-))...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681271/cell-cycle-analysis-in-the-rat-external-granular-layer-evaluated-by-several-bromodeoxyuridine-immunoperoxidase-staining-protocols
#20
Vanesa Molina, Lucía Rodríguez-Vázquez, David Owen, Oliver Valero, Joaquín Martí
An important step in bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) immunohistochemistry is the production of single-stranded DNA to make the incorporated BrdU accessible to the antibodies. This paper examines the effect of distinct DNA denaturation pretreatments (DNase I, sodium citrate buffer, endonuclease Eco RI and exonuclease III, and HCl hydrolysis) on detection of BrdU. We found that all the methods used in the partial denaturation of DNA combined good nuclear immunostaining with acceptable tissue integrity. We also observed that these immunohistochemical protocols revealed a spatial pattern in the distribution of DNA-synthesizing cells within the cerebellar external granular layer (EGL) of 10-day-old rats, allowing us to estimate the fraction of S-phase cells...
July 6, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
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