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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941360/the-study-on-six-green-insensitive-high-energetic-coordination-polymers-based-on-alkali-alkali-earth-metals-and-4-5-bis-tetrazol-5-yl-2h-1-2-3-triazole
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Dong Chen, Dong Jing, Qi Zhang, Xianggui Xue, Shaohua Gou, Hongzhen Li, Fude Nie
Constructing insensitive high-performance ECPs with alkali/alkali-earth metal ions and nitrogen-rich organic backbone has been proved a feasible strategy in this work. Six diverse dimensional novel ECPs (Compounds 1-6) were successfully synthesized from Na(I), Cs(I), Ca(II), Sr(II), Ba(II) ions and a nitrogen-rich triheterocyclic 4,5-Bis(tetrazol-5-yl)-2H-1,2,3-triazole (H3BTT). All compounds show outstanding stability and low sensitivity, the thermal stability of these ECPs are significantly improved as the structural reinforcement increased from 1D to 3D, in which the decomposition temperature of 3D Ba(II) based compound 6 is as high as 397 oC...
September 23, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938657/a-network-meta-analysis-on-the-efficacy-of-targeted-agents-in-combination-with-chemotherapy-for-treatment-of-advanced-metastatic-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#2
Long Ge, Yan Tang, Qiu-Ning Zhang, Jin-Hui Tian, Xiao-Hu Wang, Dawid Pieper, Bei Pan, Lun Li, Juan Ling, Zhi-Tong Bing, Ke-Hu Yang
OBJECTIVE: Our network meta-analysis aimed to determine the assistant efficacy of targeted therapy in combined with chemotherapy for advanced/metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). RESULTS: A total of 15 randomized controlled trials (RCTs), involving 2,410 patients, met our inclusion criteria. Eight targeted agents involving 11 treatment arms were included. The methodological quality of included RCTs was acceptable. The results of direct comparisons showed that progression-free survival (PFS) was significantly longer with bevacizumab+chemotherapy when compared to chemotherapy alone (hazard ratio [HR] = 0...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929449/concordance-analysis-of-paired-cancer-antigen-ca-15-3-and-27-29-testing
#3
David C Lin, Jonathan R Genzen
PURPOSE: Cancer antigens (CA) 15-3 and 27.29 are used in the clinical management of many breast cancer patients. Given that immunoassays for CA 15-3 and CA 27.29 target epitopes on the same glycoprotein-Mucin 1 (MUC1)-the present analysis was conducted to evaluate the potential concordance of tumor marker results when both tests were ordered by providers on the same specimens. METHODS: A retrospective limited dataset of paired CA 15-3 (Roche Diagnostics) and CA 27...
September 19, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914543/modified-conducting-polymer-hole-injection-layer-for-high-efficiency-perovskite-light-emitting-devices-enhanced-hole-injection-and-reduced-luminescence-quenching
#4
Xue-Feng Peng, Xiao-Yan Wu, Xia-Xia Ji, Jie Ren, Qi Wang, Guo-Qing Li, Xiao-Hui Yang
Modification of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) with sodium-poly(styrenesulfonate) leads to a ca. 0.3 eV increase in the work function and 15 times enhancement in the photoluminescence intensity of the overlying perovskite layer, which is closely correlated with the formation of a highly PSS-enriched top layer. As a direct result, the hybrid halide perovskite light-emitting devices with a modified PEDOT:PSS layer show the maximum external quantum efficiency of 7.2% and power efficiency of 19...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902458/the-impact-of-some-natural-phenolic-compounds-on-carbonic-anhydrase-acetylcholinesterase-butyrylcholinesterase-and-%C3%AE-glycosidase-enzymes-an-antidiabetic-anticholinergic-and-antiepileptic-study
#5
Parham Taslimi, Cuneyt Caglayan, İlhami Gulcin
Natural products from food and plant sources have been used for medicinal usage for ages. Also, natural products with therapeutic significance are compounds derived from animals, plants, or any microorganism. In this study, chrysin, carvacrol, hesperidin, zingerone, and naringin as natural phenols showed excellent inhibitory effects against human (h) carbonic anhydrase (CA) isoforms I and II (hCA I and II), α-glucosidase (α-Gly), acetylcholinesterase (AChE), and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE). These phenolic compounds were tested for the inhibition of α-glycosidase, hCA I, hCA II, AChE, and BChE enzymes and demonstrated efficient inhibition profiles with Ki values in the range of 3...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901051/noninvasive-submental-fat-reduction-using-colder-cryolipolysis
#6
Hector Leal Silva, Esther Carmona Hernandez, Mariana Grijalva Vazquez, Sebastian Leal Delgado, Angel Perez Blanco
BACKGROUND: Cryolipolysis has shown to significantly reduce localized subcutaneous fat, including submental fat. Temperatures below -11°C have not been used to treat the submental region. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate safety and efficacy of Cryolipolysis for noninvasive reduction of submental fat using lower temperatures and reduced treatment time. METHODS: A small volume applicator was used to treat 15 subjects, using a noninvasive tissue cooling device (CoolSculpting System, ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Pleasanton, CA, USA) during 45 and 30 minutes at -12 and -15°C, respectively, to induce reduction of submental fat...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895060/cerebral-tissue-oxidative-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-connection-with-experimental-cardiac-arrest-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-effect-of-mild-hypothermia-and-methylene-blue
#7
Lars Wiklund, Ranjana Patnaik, Aruna Sharma, Adriana Miclescu, Hari S Sharma
The present investigation is an expansion of previous studies which all share a basic experimental protocol of a porcine-induced cardiac arrest (CA) of 12 min followed by 8 min of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), different experimental treatments (immediate as well as postponed induced mild hypothermia and administration of much or less cool intravenous fluids), and a follow-up period of 3 h after which the animals were sacrificed. Another group of animals was studied according to the same protocol after 12-min CA and "standard CPR...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894423/%C3%AE-adrenergic-inhibition-prevents-action-potential-and-calcium-handling-changes-during-regional-myocardial-ischemia
#8
Shannon R Murphy, Lianguo Wang, Zhen Wang, Philip Domondon, Di Lang, Beth A Habecker, Rachel C Myles, Crystal M Ripplinger
β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) blockers may be administered during acute myocardial infarction (MI), as they reduce energy demand through negative chronotropic and inotropic effects and prevent ischemia-induced arrhythmogenesis. However, the direct effects of β-AR blockers on ventricular electrophysiology and intracellular Ca(2+) handling during ischemia remain unknown. Using optical mapping of transmembrane potential (with RH237) and sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+) (with the low-affinity indicator Fluo-5N AM), the effects of 15 min of regional ischemia were assessed in isolated rabbit hearts (n = 19)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887332/the-cerebro-cardiovascular-response-to-periodic-squat-stand-maneuvers-in-healthy-subjects-a-time-domain-analysis
#9
Sam C Barnes, Naomi Ball, Victoria Joanna Haunton, Thompson G Robinson, Ronney B Panerai
BACKGROUND: Squat-stand maneuvers (SSMs) have been used to improve the coherence of transfer function analysis (TFA) estimates during the assessment of dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA). There is a need to understand the influence of peripheral changes resulting from SSMs on cerebral blood flow, which might confound estimates of dCA. METHODS: 29 healthy subjects underwent recordings at rest (5 min standing) and 15 SSMs (0.05Hz). Heart rate (3-lead ECG), end-tidal CO2 (capnography), blood pressure (Finometer), cerebral blood velocity (CBV, transcranial Doppler, MCA) and the angle of the thigh (tilt sensor) were measured continuously...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882233/prognostic-significance-of-central-apneas-throughout-a-24-hour-period-in-patients%C3%A2-with-heart-failure
#10
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Michele Emdin, Gianluca Mirizzi, Alberto Giannoni, Roberta Poletti, Giovanni Iudice, Francesca Bramanti, Claudio Passino
BACKGROUND: Large trials using noninvasive mechanical ventilation to treat central apnea (CA) occurring at night ("sleep apnea") in patients with systolic heart failure (HF) have failed to improve prognosis. The prevalence and prognostic value of CA during daytime and over an entire 24-h period are not well described. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the occurrence and prognostic significance of nighttime, daytime, and 24-h CA episodes in a large cohort of patients with systolic HF...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870830/an-improved-amperometric-creatinine-biosensor-based-on-nanoparticles-of-creatininase-creatinase-and-sarcosine-oxidase
#11
Parveen Kumar, Ranjana Jaiwal, C S Pundir
An improved amperometric biosensor for detection of creatinine was developed based on immobilization of nanoparticles (NPs) of creatininase (CA), creatinase (CI), and sarcosine oxidase (SOx) onto glassy carbon (GC) electrode. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) were employed for characterization of enzyme nanoparticles (ENPs). The GC electrode was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectra (EIS) at different stages of its amendment...
September 1, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869870/the-hematological-and-biochemical-changes-in-rats-exposed-to-britholite-mineral
#12
Ahmet Sasmaz, Suheyla Ozkan, Mehmet Ferit Gursu, Merve Sasmaz
The present study was to investigate the alteration of biochemical and hematological parameters on the rats exposed to natural radiation caused by britholite mineral (REE, Ca, Na)5 [(Si,P)O4]3(OH,F) within 15 days. Britholite was collected from Kuluncak mining area, Malatya, bearing radioactive (232)Th isotope (average 2.68% ThO2), which is rare earth elements found high amounts. Britholite is toxic for the living animal and human and emits the radiation to natural surroundings about 0.8R/h due to its radioactive (232)Th properties...
November 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869444/plasma-tum2-pk-correlates-with-tumor-size-crp-and-ca-15-3-in-metastatic-breast-carcinomas-short-versus-long-term-follow-up-study-of-the-egyptian-breast-cancer-patients
#13
Eman El-Abd, Marwa El-Sheikh, Sameh Zaky, Wagdy Fayed, Safinaz El-Zoghby
BACKGROUND: The key regulator of tumor metabolome is the glycolytic isoenzyme M2-PK which favors the generation of nucleic acid via glutaminolysis as hypoxic adaptive mechanism in the tumor cells. AIM: The study aimed to evaluate the prognostic role of M2-PK, CRP, and CA 15-3 in preoperative and metastatic breast carcinomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 70 females; 15 controls, 33 preoperative primary breast carcinomas clinically metastasis free, and 22 clinically diagnosed metastatic breast carcinomas...
August 23, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866400/valorisation-of-n-and-p-from-waste-water-by-using-natural-reactive-hybrid-sorbents-nutrients-n-p-k-release-evaluation-in-amended-soils-by-dynamic-experiments
#14
Diana Guaya, César Valderrama, Adriana Farran, Teresa Sauras, José Luis Cortina
The removal of nutrients (nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P)) from waste water has become a resource recovery option in recent regulations worldwide, as observed in the European Union. Although both of these nutrients could be recovered from the sludge line, >70-75% of the N and P is discharged into the water line. Efforts to improve the nutrient recovery ratios have focused on developing low-cost technologies that use sorption processes. In this study, a natural zeolite (clinoptilolite type) in its potassium (K) form was impregnated with hydrated metal oxides and used to prepare natural hybrid reactive sorbents (HRS) for the simultaneous recovery of ammonium (NH4(+)) and phosphate (PO4(3-)) from treated urban waste water...
August 31, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864657/recovery-optimization-and-survival-of-human-norovirus-surrogates-feline-calicivirus-and-murine-norovirus-on-carpet
#15
David Buckley, Angela Fraser, Guohui Huang, Xiuping Jiang
Carpet been attributed to prolonged and reoccurring outbreaks of human noroviruses (HuNoV), the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis worldwide. Viral recovery from environmental surfaces, such as carpet, remains undeveloped. Our aim was to determine survival of HuNoV surrogates on an understudied environmental surface, carpet. First, we measured the zeta potential and absorption capacity of wool and nylon carpet fibers, then developed a mini-spin column elution method (MSC), and lastly characterized the survival of HuNoV surrogates, feline calicivirus (FCV) and murine norovirus (MNV), over 60 days under 30 and 70% relative humidity (RH) on two types of carpet and one glass surface...
September 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862806/initial-experience-of-a-novel-mapping-system-combined-with-remote-magnetic-navigation-in-the-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Changjian Lin, Steen Pehrson, Peter Karl Jacobsen, Xu Chen
BACKGROUND: There have been advancements of sophisticated mapping systems used for ablation procedures over the last decade. Utilization of these novel mapping systems in combination with remote magnetic navigation (RMN) needs to be established. We investigated the new EnSite Precisionۛ mapping system (St Jude Medical, Inc.), which collects magnetic data for checking navigation field stability and is built on an open platform, allowing physicians to choose diagnostic and ablation catheters...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858867/pretreatment-serum-carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-concentration-is-a-predictor-of-survival-of-patients-who-have-undergone-curative-resection-of-stage-iv-rectal-cancer
#17
Hisanori Miki, Takashi Akiyoshi, Atsushi Ogura, Toshiya Nagasaki, Tsuyoshi Konishi, Yoshiya Fujimoto, Satoshi Nagayama, Hisashi Noma, Akio Saiura, Yosuke Fukunaga, Masashi Ueno
BACKGROUND: To evaluate whether pretreatment carcinoembryonic antigen and carbohydrate antigen (CA)19-9 are useful predictors of survival in patients with stage IV rectal cancer who have undergone curative resection. METHODS: In this retrospective study, data on 73 patients who had undergone curative resection of stage IV rectal cancer were reviewed. Associations between various clinicopathological factors and survival outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: According to univariate analysis, elevated pretreatment CA19-9 (p = 0...
September 1, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858419/microscopic-insights-on-the-multiferroic-perovskite-like-ch3nh3-co-cooh-3-compound
#18
Lidia Mazzuca, Laura Canadillas-Delgado, Oscar Fabelo, J Al Berto Rodriguez-Velamazan, Javier Luzon, Oriol Vallcorba, Virginie Simonet, Claire V Colin, Juan Rodriguez-Carvajal
The characterization of the crystal structure, phase transitions, magnetic structure and dielectric properties has been carried out on [CH3NH3][Co(COOH)3] (1) perovskite-like metal-organic compound through variable-temperature single-crystal and powder neutron and X-ray diffraction and relative permittivity measurements. The paraelectric to antiferroelectric-like phase transition observed at ca. 90 K is triggered by a structural phase transition; the structural studies show a change from Pnma space group at RT (1A) to P21/n space group at low temperature (1B)...
August 31, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855805/correlation-between-serum-trace-elements-and-risk-of-preeclampsia-a-case-controlled-study-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#19
Noura Al-Jameil, Hajera Tabassum, Mir Naiman Ali, Mohammed Abdul Qadeer, Farah Aziz Khan, May Al-Rashed
Preeclampsia is a serious medical complication during pregnancy. In response to an increasing number of preeclamptic cases and scarcity of data concerning the interrelation between trace element levels and preeclampsia, we carried out a hospital based case-control study in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to study the correlation between levels of serum trace elements and risk of preeclampsia. One hundred and twenty pregnant women were enrolled in this study and divided into three groups of 40 each-Control group, HR group (women at high risk of preeclampsia) and PET group (Preeclampsia group)...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851450/open-vascular-treatment-of-median-arcuate-ligament-syndrome
#20
Mansur Duran, Florian Simon, Neslihan Ertas, Hubert Schelzig, Nikolaos Floros
BACKGROUND: Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a rare condition with abdominal symptoms. Accepted treatment options are open release of median arcuate ligament, laparoscopic release of edian arcuate ligament, robot-assisted release of median arcuate ligament and open vascular treatment. Here we aimed to evaluate the central priority of open vascular therapy in the treatment of median arcuate ligament syndrome. METHODS: We conducted a monocentric retrospective study between January 1996 and June 2016...
August 29, 2017: BMC Surgery
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