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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913831/high-transport-efficiency-of-nanoparticles-through-a-total-consumption-sample-introduction-system-and-its-beneficial-application-for-particle-size-evaluation-in-single-particle-icp-ms
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Shin-Ichi Miyashita, Hiroaki Mitsuhashi, Shin-Ichiro Fujii, Akiko Takatsu, Kazumi Inagaki, Toshiyuki Fujimoto
In order to facilitate reliable and efficient determination of both the particle number concentration (PNC) and the size of nanoparticles (NPs) by single-particle ICP-MS (spICP-MS) without the need to correct for the particle transport efficiency (TE, a possible source of bias in the results), a total-consumption sample introduction system consisting of a large-bore, high-performance concentric nebulizer and a small-volume on-axis cylinder chamber was utilized. Such a system potentially permits a particle TE of 100 %, meaning that there is no need to include a particle TE correction when calculating the PNC and the NP size...
December 2, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913729/qsea-modelling-of-genome-wide-dna-methylation-from-sequencing-enrichment-experiments
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Matthias Lienhard, Sabrina Grasse, Jana Rolff, Steffen Frese, Uwe Schirmer, Michael Becker, Stefan Börno, Bernd Timmermann, Lukas Chavez, Holger Sültmann, Gunda Leschber, Iduna Fichtner, Michal R Schweiger, Ralf Herwig
Genome-wide enrichment of methylated DNA followed by sequencing (MeDIP-seq) offers a reasonable compromise between experimental costs and genomic coverage. However, the computational analysis of these experiments is complex, and quantification of the enrichment signals in terms of absolute levels of methylation requires specific transformation. In this work, we present QSEA, Quantitative Sequence Enrichment Analysis, a comprehensive workflow for the modelling and subsequent quantification of MeDIP-seq data...
December 1, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913536/reversal-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-a-practical-approach
#3
Andrew W Shih, Mark A Crowther
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have at least noninferior efficacy compared with other oral anticoagulants and have ancillary benefits, including overall better safety profiles, lack of the need for routine monitoring, rapid onset of action, and ease of administration. Reversal of these agents may be indicated in certain situations such as severe bleeding and for perioperative management. DOAC-associated bleeding should be risk stratified: patients with moderate or severe bleeding should have the DOAC discontinued and reversal strategies should be considered...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913438/quantifying-the-dynamics-of-field-cancerization-in-tobacco-related-head-and-neck-cancer-a-multiscale-modeling-approach
#4
Marc D Ryser, Walter T Lee, Neal E Ready, Kevin Z Leder, Jasmine Foo
High rates of local recurrence in tobacco-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) are commonly attributed to unresected fields of precancerous tissue. Because they are not easily detectable at the time of surgery without additional biopsies, there is a need for noninvasive methods to predict the extent and dynamics of these fields. Here, we developed a spatial stochastic model of tobacco-related HNSCC at the tissue level and calibrated the model using a Bayesian framework and population-level incidence data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry...
October 20, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913096/a-sensitive-and-accurate-lc-ms-ms-assay-with-the-derivatization-of-1amino4methylpiperazine-applied-to-serum-allopregnanolone-pregnenolone-and-androsterone-in-pre-and-postmenopausal-women
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Yuyong Ke, Renaud Gonthier, Fernand Labrie
The concentrations of allopregnanolone (Allopreg), pregnenolone (Preg) and androsterone (ADT) are very low in the circulation, especially in postmenopausal women, resulting in a considerable challenge for their accurate measurements in serum or plasma. In this report, a sensitive and reliable LC-MS/MS assay method has been developed using a simple sample preparation and the 1-Amino-4-methylpiperazine (AMP) derivatization procedure. A 5pg/ml (0.1pg on column) of low limit of quantitation has been achieved for Allopreg, Preg and ADT, with a sensitivity comparable to data obtained with the commercial reagent...
November 29, 2016: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912768/quasi-continuous-parallel-online-scattered-light-fluorescence-and-dissolved-oxygen-tension-measurement-combined-with-monitoring-of-the-oxygen-transfer-rate-in-each-well-of-a-shaken-microtiter-plate
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Tobias Ladner, Markus Held, David Flitsch, Mario Beckers, Jochen Büchs
BACKGROUND: Microtiter plates (MTP) are often applied as culture vessels in high-throughput screening programs. If online measuring techniques are available, MTPs can also be applied in the first steps of process development. For such small-scale bioreactors dipping probes are usually too large; therefore, optical measurements are often used. For example, the BioLector technology allows for the online monitoring of scattered light and fluorescence in each well of a continuously orbitally shaken MTP...
December 3, 2016: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912757/the-sydney-triage-to-admission-risk-tool-start-to-predict-emergency-department-disposition-a-derivation-and-internal-validation-study-using-retrospective-state-wide-data-from-new-south-wales-australia
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Michael M Dinh, Saartje Berendsen Russell, Kendall J Bein, Kris Rogers, David Muscatello, Richard Paoloni, Jon Hayman, Dane R Chalkley, Rebecca Ivers
BACKGROUND: Disposition decisions are critical to the functioning of Emergency Departments. The objectives of the present study were to derive and internally validate a prediction model for inpatient admission from the Emergency Department to assist with triage, patient flow and clinical decision making. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of State-wide Emergency Department data in New South Wales, Australia. Adult patients (age ≥ 16 years) were included if they presented to a Level five or six (tertiary level) Emergency Department in New South Wales, Australia between 2013 and 2014...
December 3, 2016: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912178/spectrometric-assay-for-horseradish-peroxidase-activity-based-on-the-linkage-of-conjugated-system-formed-by-oxidative-decarboxylation
#8
Masaki Yamaguchi, Shingo Sato
Horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-catalyzed oxidation of 2,2-bis[3-acethylfilicinic acid-5-yl]acetic acid (BAFA, 4) produces Dehydro-3,3'-diacetyl-5,5'-methylenedifilicinic acid (DDMF, 3). A new photometric hydrogen donor (4) for peroxidase (POD)-catalyzed oxidation was demonstrated to be potentially useful for spectrocolorimetric and spectrofluorometric determination of HRP. Our developed colorimetric (absorption at 483nm) and fluorometric (emission at 529nm) systems both gave a linear calibration curve for HRP (y=0...
November 13, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911549/universality-between-experiment-and-simulation-of-a-diblock-copolymer-melt
#9
Thomas M Beardsley, Mark W Matsen
The equivalent behavior among analogous block copolymer systems involving chemically distinct molecules or mathematically different models has long hinted at an underlying universality, but only recently has it been rigorously demonstrated by matching results from different simulations. The profound implication of universality is that simple coarse-grained models can be calibrated so as to provide quantitatively accurate predictions to experiment. Here, we provide the first compelling demonstration of this by simulating a polyisoprene-polylactide diblock copolymer melt using a previously calibrated lattice model...
November 18, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911396/automated-quantification-and-analysis-of-cell-counting-procedures-using-imagej-plugins
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Jacob O'Brien, Heyam Hayder, Chun Peng
The National Institute of Health's ImageJ is a powerful, freely available image processing software suite. ImageJ has comprehensive particle analysis algorithms which can be used effectively to count various biological particles. When counting large numbers of cell samples, the hemocytometer presents a bottleneck with regards to time. Likewise, counting membranes from migration/invasion assays with the ImageJ plugin Cell Counter, although accurate, is exceptionally labor intensive, subjective, and infamous for causing wrist pain...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911372/quantitative-hardness-measurement-by-instrumented-afm-indentation
#11
Arnaud Caron
In this work, a combination of amplitude-modulated non-contact atomic force microscopy and atomic force spectroscopy is applied for instrumented hardness measurements on an Au(111) surface with atomistic resolution of single plasticity events. A careful experimental procedure is described that includes the force sensor selection, its calibration, the calibration of the cantilever deflection detection system, and the minimization of instrumental drift for accurate and reproducible force-distance measurements...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911274/high-expression-of-mucin13-associates-with-grimmer-postoperative-prognosis-of-patients-with-non-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Zhiying Xu, Yidong Liu, Yuanfeng Yang, Jieti Wang, Guodong Zhang, Zheng Liu, Hangcheng Fu, Zewei Wang, Haiou Liu, Jiejie Xu
BACKGROUND: Mucin13 (MUC13) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that is aberrantly expressed in ovarian and gastro-intestinal tumors, but its role in renal cell carcinoma remains elusive. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prognostic value of MUC13 expression in patients with non-metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) after surgical resection. RESULTS: MUC13 high expression was associated with high Fuhrman grade (p < 0.001), high SSIGN score (p = 0...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910703/co-calibration-of-two-self-reported-measures-of-adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy
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Robin M Nance, J A Chris Delaney, Carol E Golin, Wendee M Wechsberg, Chinazo Cunningham, Frederick Altice, Katerina Christopoulos, Kevin Knight, Vu Quan, Michael S Gordon, Sandra Springer, Jeremy Young, Paul K Crane, Kenneth H Mayer, Michael J Mugavero, Carlos Del Rio, Richard A Kronmal, Heidi M Crane
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is an important determinant of clinical success assessed in many HIV studies. Harmonizing adherence data from studies that use different measures is difficult without a co-calibration equation to convert between validated instruments. Our purpose was to co-calibrate two commonly used adherence measures: the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) questionnaire and the Visual Analog Scale (VAS). We used robust linear regression to develop a co-calibration equation in a clinical care cohort...
December 2, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910697/sensitivity-of-magnetic-field-line-pitch-angle-measurements-to-sawtooth-events-in-tokamaks
#14
J Ko
The sensitivity of the pitch angle profiles measured by the motional Stark effect (MSE) diagnostic to the evolution of the safety factor, q, profiles during the tokamak sawtooth events has been investigated for Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR). An analytic relation between the tokamak pitch angle, γ, and q estimates that Δγ ∼ 0.1° is required for detecting Δq ∼ 0.05 near the magnetic axis (not at the magnetic axis, though). The pitch angle becomes less sensitive to the same Δq for the middle and outer regions of the plasma (Δγ ∼ 0...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910695/understanding-reconstructed-dante-spectra-using-high-resolution-spectroscopy
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M J May, J Weaver, K Widmann, G E Kemp, D Thorn, J D Colvin, M B Schneider, A Moore, B E Blue
The Dante is an 18 channel filtered diode array used at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to measure the spectrally and temporally resolved radiation flux between 50 eV and 20 keV from various targets. The absolute flux is determined from the radiometric calibration of the x-ray diodes, filters, and mirrors and a reconstruction algorithm applied to the recorded voltages from each channel. The reconstructed spectra are very low resolution with features consistent with the instrument response and are not necessarily consistent with the spectral emission features from the plasma...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910690/upgrading-a-high-throughput-spectrometer-for-high-frequency-400-khz-measurements
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T Nishizawa, M D Nornberg, D J Den Hartog, D Craig
The upgraded spectrometer used for charge exchange recombination spectroscopy on the Madison Symmetric Torus resolves emission fluctuations up to 400 kHz. The transimpedance amplifier's cutoff frequency was increased based upon simulations comparing the change in the measured photon counts for time-dynamic signals. We modeled each signal-processing stage of the diagnostic and scanned the filtering frequency to quantify the uncertainty in the photon counting rate. This modeling showed that uncertainties can be calculated based on assuming each amplification stage is a Poisson process and by calibrating the photon counting rate with a DC light source to address additional variation...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910683/publisher-s-note-in-vessel-calibration-of-the-imaging-diagnostics-for-the-real-time-protection-of-the-jet-iter-like-wall-rev-sci-instrum-87-11d430-2016
#17
V Huber, A Huber, D Kinna, I Balboa, S Collins, N Conway, P Drewelow, C F Maggi, G F Matthews, A G Meigs, Ph Mertens, M Price, G Sergienko, S Silburn, A Wynn, K-D Zastrow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910681/tokamak-independent-software-analysis-suite-for-multi-spectral-line-polarization-mse-diagnostics
#18
S D Scott, R T Mumgaard
A tokamak-independent analysis suite has been developed to process data from Motional Stark Effect (mse) diagnostics. The software supports multi-spectral line-polarization mse diagnostics which simultaneously measure emission at the mse σ and π lines as well as at two "background" wavelengths that are displaced from the mse spectrum by a few nanometers. This analysis accurately estimates the amplitude of partially polarized background light at the σ and π wavelengths even in situations where the background light changes rapidly in time and space, a distinct improvement over traditional "time-interpolation" background estimation...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910680/publisher-s-note-multi-energy-x-ray-detector-calibration-for-t-and-impurity-density-n-measurements-of-mcf-plasmas-rev-sci-instrum-87-11e320-2016
#19
J Maddox, N Pablant, P Efthimion, L Delgado-Aparicio, K W Hill, M Bitter, M L Reinke, M Rissi, T Donath, B Luethi, B Stratton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910677/temperature-gradient-scale-length-measurement-a-high-accuracy-application-of-electron-cyclotron-emission-without-calibration
#20
S Houshmandyar, Z J Yang, P E Phillips, W L Rowan, A E Hubbard, J E Rice, J W Hughes, S M Wolfe
Calibration is a crucial procedure in electron temperature (Te) inference from a typical electron cyclotron emission (ECE) diagnostic on tokamaks. Although the calibration provides an important multiplying factor for an individual ECE channel, the parameter ΔTe/Te is independent of any calibration. Since an ECE channel measures the cyclotron emission for a particular flux surface, a non-perturbing change in toroidal magnetic field changes the view of that channel. Hence the calibration-free parameter is a measure of Te gradient...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
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