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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729014/evaluating-ureteral-patency-in-the-post-indigo-carmine-era-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Cara Grimes, Sonali Patankar, Timothy Ryntz, Nisha Philip, Khara Simpson, Mireille Truong, Connie Young, Arnold Advincula, Obianuju S Madueke-Laveaux, Ryan Walters, Cande V Ananth, Jin Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Many gynecologic, urologic and pelvic reconstructive surgeries require accurate intra-operative evaluation of ureteral patency. OBJECTIVE: We performed a randomized controlled trial to compare surgeon satisfaction with four methods of evaluating ureteral patency during cystoscopy at the time of benign gynecologic or pelvic reconstructive surgery: oral phenazopyridine, intravenous sodium fluorescein, mannitol bladder distention and normal saline bladder distention...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721651/in-vitro-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-activities-of-3-5-4-trihydroxy-6-7-methylenedioxyflavone-o-glycosides-and-their-aglycone-from-leaves-of-polygonum-tinctorium-lour
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Shota Tokuyama-Nakai, Hideto Kimura, Tomoe Ishihara, Mitsuo Jisaka, Kazushige Yokota
Polygonum tinctorium Lour (indigo plant) has been regarded as a useful medicinal plant for traditional herbal medicine. The polyphenolic fraction of indigo leaves exhibited anti-inflammatory activities as determined by the suppressed synthesis of nitric oxide (NO) in cultured RAW264 macrophage cells. The acid hydrolysate of the fraction showed much more potent effect than the unhydrolyzed one. In sharp contrast, those fractions of indigo stems had almost no effect. 3,5,4'-Trihydroxy-6,7-methylenedioxyflavone (TMF)-O-glycosides and tryptanthrin were detected exclusively in the extracts of the leaves...
July 18, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719908/ultrasound-guided-intrauterine-labeling-of-rat-fetuses
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Hatice Gulcin Gumus, Miriam Illa, Laura Pla, Anna Gonzalez, Elena Demicheva, David Ley, Fatima Crispi, Eduard Gratacos
AIM: To compare intra-amniotic versus fetal subcutaneous injections for selective fetal labeling in multifetal rat pregnancies. METHODS: A total of 14 pregnant rats were randomized to receive intra-amniotic injections of dyes (including Fluorescein, Indigo Carmine, or Evans Blue) or fetal subcutaneous injections (of commercial tattoo ink) both guided by ultrasound at 15-17 days of gestation. Survival, injection, and labeling success rates of both techniques were compared...
July 18, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710882/mid-trimester-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-etiology-diagnosis-classification-international-recommendations-of-treatment-options-and-outcome
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Michael Tchirikov, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, James Maher, Jörg Buchmann, Yuri Naberezhnev, Andreas S Winarno, Gregor Seliger
Mid-trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), defined as rupture of fetal membranes prior to 28 weeks of gestation, complicates approximately 0.4%-0.7% of all pregnancies. This condition is associated with a very high neonatal mortality rate as well as an increased risk of long- and short-term severe neonatal morbidity. The causes of the mid-trimester PPROM are multifactorial. Altered membrane morphology including marked swelling and disruption of the collagen network which is seen with PPROM can be triggered by bacterial products or/and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710014/culture-conditions-improvement-of-crassostrea-gigas-using-a-potential-probiotic-bacillus-sp-strain
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Kais Fdhila, Najla Haddaji, Ibtissem Chakroun, Amel Dhiaf, Mohammed Ezz Edine Macherki, Bochra Khouildi, Faouzi Lamari, Kamel Chaieb, Nabil Abid, Hajer Marzougui, Sadok Khouadja, Hechmi Missaoui
It is well demonstrated that some probiotics improve rearing water quality and thereby have beneficial effects on reared organisms. We conducted this study to determine the effect of Bacillus consortium on Crassostrea gigas reared in contemned seawater with indigo dye priory treated with Bacillus or no treated. This effect was studied by assessing hemocytes death using flow cytometry analysis. We found that the percentage of decolorization of indigo dye in polluted seawater in presence of C. gigas increased from 41% to 90% when using Bacillus consortium...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709139/the-raman-and-sers-spectra-of-indigo-and-indigo-ag2-complex-dft-calculation-and-comparison-with-experiment
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Marilena Ricci, Cristiana Lofrumento, Maurizio Becucci, Emilio M Castellucci
Using time-dependent density functional theory in conjunction with B3LYP functional and LANL2DZ/6-31+g(d,p) basis sets, static and pre-resonance Raman spectra of the indigo-Ag2 complex have been calculated. Structure optimization, excitation energies and pre-resonance Raman spectra of the indigo molecule have been obtained at the same level of theory. The available experimental Raman spectra at 1064, 785 and 514nm and the SERS spectra at 785 and 514nm have been well reproduced by the calculation. Experimental SERS spectra are confronted with the calculated pre-resonance Raman spectra obtained for the indigo-Ag2 complex...
July 6, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699995/procedures-for-measuring-and-verifying-gastric-tube-placement-in-newborns-an-integrative-review
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Flávia de Souza Barbosa Dias, Suellen Cristina Dias Emidio, Maria Helena Baena de Moraes Lopes, Antonieta Keiko Kakuda Shimo, Ana Raquel Medeiros Beck, Elenice Valentim Carmona
Objective: to investigate evidence in the literature on procedures for measuring gastric tube insertion in newborns and verifying its placement, using alternative procedures to radiological examination. Method: an integrative review of the literature carried out in the Cochrane, LILACS, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE and Scopus databases using the descriptors "Intubation, gastrointestinal" and "newborns" in original articles. Results: seventeen publications were included and categorized as "measuring method" or "technique for verifying placement"...
July 10, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683535/in-silico-modeling-of-indigo-and-tyrian-purple-single-electron-nano-transistors-using-density-functional-theory-approach
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Sergey Shityakov, Norbert Roewer, Carola Förster, Jens-Albert Broscheit
The purpose of this study was to develop and implement an in silico model of indigoid-based single-electron transistor (SET) nanodevices, which consist of indigoid molecules from natural dye weakly coupled to gold electrodes that function in a Coulomb blockade regime. The electronic properties of the indigoid molecules were investigated using the optimized density-functional theory (DFT) with a continuum model. Higher electron transport characteristics were determined for Tyrian purple, consistent with experimentally derived data...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643772/cryptic-indole-hydroxylation-by-a-non-canonical-terpenoid-cyclase-parallels-bacterial-xenobiotic-detoxification
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Susann Kugel, Martin Baunach, Philipp Baer, Mie Ishida-Ito, Srividhya Sundaram, Zhongli Xu, Michael Groll, Christian Hertweck
Terpenoid natural products comprise a wide range of molecular architectures that typically result from C-C bond formations catalysed by classical type I/II terpene cyclases. However, the molecular diversity of biologically active terpenoids is substantially increased by fully unrelated, non-canonical terpenoid cyclases. Their evolutionary origin has remained enigmatic. Here we report the in vitro reconstitution of an unusual flavin-dependent bacterial indoloterpenoid cyclase, XiaF, together with a designated flavoenzyme-reductase (XiaP) that mediates a key step in xiamycin biosynthesis...
June 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626551/pickering-emulsions-stabilized-by-coloured-organic-pigment-particles
#10
Bernard P Binks, Samuel O Olusanya
The possibility of stabilizing emulsions of water and non-polar alkane with pure, coloured organic pigment particles is explored. Seven pigment types each possessing a primary colour of the rainbow were selected. Their solubility in water or heptane was determined using a spectrophotometric method and their surface energies were derived from the contact angles of probe liquids on compressed disks of the particles. As expected, most of the pigments are relatively hydrophobic but pigment orange is quite hydrophilic...
January 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625450/vasoplegic-syndrome-an-update-on-perioperative-considerations
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REVIEW
Henry Liu, Ling Yu, Longqiu Yang, Michael S Green
Vasoplegic syndrome (VS) is increasingly recognized as an important clinical entity in perioperative medicine. VS is characterized by significant arterial hypotension, normal or high cardiac output, low systemic vascular resistance, and increased requirements for intravenous volume and vasopressors. Tremendous variations exist regarding incidence reported in the literature and management at different institutions; and the incidence of VS is likely significantly higher than many anesthesiologists believe. Thus the aims of this article are to review the pertinent aspects related to VS and alert clinical anesthesiologists to this under-recognized yet very challenging clinical condition...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624475/oxidoreductases-on-their-way-to-industrial-biotransformations
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REVIEW
Angel T Martínez, Francisco J Ruiz-Dueñas, Susana Camarero, Ana Serrano, Dolores Linde, Henrik Lund, Jesper Vind, Morten Tovborg, Owik M Herold-Majumdar, Martin Hofrichter, Christiane Liers, René Ullrich, Katrin Scheibner, Giovanni Sannia, Alessandra Piscitelli, Cinzia Pezzella, Mehmet E Sener, Sibel Kılıç, Willem J H van Berkel, Victor Guallar, Maria Fátima Lucas, Ralf Zuhse, Roland Ludwig, Frank Hollmann, Elena Fernández-Fueyo, Eric Record, Craig B Faulds, Marta Tortajada, Ib Winckelmann, Jo-Anne Rasmussen, Mirjana Gelo-Pujic, Ana Gutiérrez, José C Del Río, Jorge Rencoret, Miguel Alcalde
Fungi produce heme-containing peroxidases and peroxygenases, flavin-containing oxidases and dehydrogenases, and different copper-containing oxidoreductases involved in the biodegradation of lignin and other recalcitrant compounds. Heme peroxidases comprise the classical ligninolytic peroxidases and the new dye-decolorizing peroxidases, while heme peroxygenases belong to a still largely unexplored superfamily of heme-thiolate proteins. Nevertheless, basidiomycete unspecific peroxygenases have the highest biotechnological interest due to their ability to catalyze a variety of regio- and stereo-selective monooxygenation reactions with H2O2 as the source of oxygen and final electron acceptor...
June 14, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602192/mediated-electrochemical-method-for-the-determination-of-indigo-carmine-levels-in-food-products
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Majid Arvand, Mehrnoosh Saberi, Masoomeh Sayyar Ardaki, Asadollah Mohammadi
In this paper, we have studied the electrochemical behavior of indigo carmine (IC) in the presence and absence of mediator molecules. We have used three azo dyes as mediators in our studies and the effect of mediator molecules on the electron transfer between the IC solution and the electrode surface was explained from the cyclic voltammograms data. Among these dyes, 4-(4-nitrophenilazo)N-benzyl,N-ethylaniline (NBE) showed good performance as an electron transfer mediator. The NBE/carbon paste was characterized with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy methods...
October 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595221/-resection-of-a-tuberculous-abscess-of-the-thoracic-wall
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Atsushi Kagimoto, Satoshi Shibata
The patient was a 76-year-old man. Chest computed tomography revealed an abscess of the chest wall incidentally. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was detected by the aspiration of the abscess. Since the abscess cavity exhibited a larger trend in spite of 3 months of antituberculosis chemotherapy, surgical resection was performed. During the operation, indigo stain was injected thorough an aspiration tube to visualize the spread of the abscess. The abscess was completely resected with combined partial resection of the 7th, 8th, and 9th ribs, and the diaphragm...
June 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585166/development-of-media-to-accelerate-the-isolation-of-indigo-reducing-bacteria-which-are-difficult-to-isolate-using-conventional-media
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Masatoshi Nishita, Kikue Hirota, Hidetoshi Matsuyama, Isao Yumoto
Indigo-reducing bacteria perform natural fermentation in indigo fermentation fluid. Owing to the stochastic nature of the process, the constituent in indigo fermentation fluid differ depending on the prepared batch and fermentation period. To identify new indigo-reducing bacteria, isolation of the bacteria is indispensable. However, isolation of indigo-reducing bacteria is difficult because conventional media are often unsuitable to isolate these slow-growing bacteria that also exist in low numbers. Hydrolysates of polysaccharides and mixtures of plant base constituents are candidates to accelerate the isolation of indigo-reducing bacteria that cannot be isolated using conventional media...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578125/efficient-fluorescence-detection-of-protoporphyrin-ix-in-metastatic-lymph-nodes-of-murine-colorectal-cancer-stained-with-indigo-carmine
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Hisataka Matsuo, Yoshinori Harada, Takeo Minamikawa, Yoshiyuki Kato, Yasutoshi Murayama, Eigo Otsuji, Tetsuro Takamatsu, Hideo Tanaka
Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), a biochemical converted from 5-aminolevulinc acid (5-ALA) in living cells, is useful for intraoperative fluorescent detection of cancer metastasis in lymph nodes (LNs). However, unknown is whether the fluorescence of PpIX can be detected in the LNs when they coexist with indigo carmine, a blue dye commonly used for identification of sentinel LNs during surgery. To address this issue, we sought to evaluate the diagnostic usefulness of PpIX fluorescence in the presence of indigo carmine in a mouse LN metastasis model of rectal cancer after administration of 5-ALA...
May 31, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574450/stable-abts-immobilized-in-the-mil-100-fe-metal-organic-framework-as-an-efficient-mediator-for-laccase-catalyzed-decolorization
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Youxun Liu, Yuanyuan Geng, Mingyang Yan, Juan Huang
The successful encapsulation of 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS), a well-known laccase mediator, within a mesoporous metal-organic framework sample (i.e., MIL-100(Fe)) was achieved using a one-pot hydrothermal synthetic method. The as-prepared ABTS@MIL-100(Fe) was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, nitrogen sorption, and cyclic voltammetry (CV). Our ABTS@MIL-100(Fe)-based electrode exhibited an excellent electrochemical response, indicating that MIL-100(Fe) provides an appropriate microenvironment for the immobilization and electroactivity of ABTS molecules...
June 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551585/lethal-and-sub-lethal-evaluation-of-indigo-carmine-dye-and-byproducts-after-tio2-photocatalysis-in-the-immune-system-of-eisenia-andrei-earthworms
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Patrícia Christina Genázio Pereira, Roberta Valoura Reimão, Thelma Pavesi, Enrico Mendes Saggioro, Josino Costa Moreira, Fábio Veríssimo Correia
The Indigo carmine (IC) dye has been widely used in textile industries, even though it has been considered toxic for rats, pigs and humans. Owing to its toxicity, wastes containing this compound should be treated to minimize or eliminate their toxic effects on the biota. As an alternative to wastewater treatment, advanced oxidative processes (AOPs) have been highlighted due to their high capacity to destruct organic molecules. In this context, this study aimed to evaluate Indigo Carmine toxicity to soil organisms using the earthworm Eisenia andrei as a model-organism and also verify the efficiency of AOP in reducing its toxicity to these organisms...
May 25, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549639/ten-year-retrospective-study-on-the-management-of-spinal-arteriovenous-lesions-efficacy-of-a-combination-of-intraoperative-digital-subtraction-angiography-and-intraarterial-dye-injection
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Toshiya Osanai, Kazutoshi Hida, Takeshi Asano, Toshitaka Seki, Toru Sasamori, Kiyohiro Houkin
BACKGROUND: The goal of treatment for spinal arteriovenous lesions is to completely obliterate the shunt. In our institution, intraoperative digital subtraction angiography and intraarterial injection of contrast agent have been used to accurately identify the site of arteriovenous shunts. We describe the intraoperative digital subtraction angiography and intraarterial dye injection procedures and how they may improve surgical outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated 22 patients with intradural arteriovenous lesions (n = 19) or spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (n = 3)...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548010/initial-experience-with-the-6-f-and-8-f-indigo-thrombectomy-system-for-acute-renovisceral-occlusive-events
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Theodosios Bisdas, Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Efthymios Beropoulis, Arne Schwindt, Arne Stachmann, Martin Austermann, Giovanni Torsello
PURPOSE: To examine the safety and effectiveness of the new large-bore Indigo thrombectomy catheters to treat patients with acute renovisceral occlusion without the need of thrombolytic agents. METHODS: Between November 2015 and 2016, 7 consecutive patients (mean age 65±5 years; 5 men) with acute renovisceral artery occlusion were treated with the new large-bore (6-F and 8-F) vacuum-assisted thrombectomy catheters. The occluded vessels were 6 renal arteries and 3 superior mesenteric arteries (SMAs); 5 of the 9 thromboses were in bridging stent-grafts associated with branched endografts...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
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