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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238325/elimination-of-n-o-bis-trimethylsilyl-trifluoroacetamide-interference-by-base-treatment-in-derivatization-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-determination-of-parts-per-billion-of-alcohols-in-a-food-additive
#1
Koudi Zhu, Binghe Gu, Michale Kerry, Markus Mintert, Jim Luong, Matthias Pursch
A novel base treatment followed by liquid-liquid extraction was developed to remove the interference of excess derivatization reagent BSTFA [N,O-Bis(trimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide] and its byproducts for trace determination of 1-chloro-2-propanol and 2-chloro-1-propanol in a food additive. The corresponding trimethylsilyl derivatives were analyzed by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS) detection in selective ion monitoring mode. Due to a large volume splitless injection needed for achieving the required sensitivity, excess BSTFA in the derivatization sample solution interfered with the trimethylsilyl derivatives of the analytes of interest, making their quantitation not attainable...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235530/intraoperative-aberrant-bispectral-index-values-due-to-facial-nerve-monitoring
#2
Dhritiman Chakrabarti, Rohini Mrugank Surve, Deepti Bs, Dheeraj Masapu
Bispectral index is an accepted depth of anaesthesia monitor for guiding intraoperative hypnotic agent administration. Frontalis EMG displayed on BIS monitor may increase due to twitching of frontalis muscle. EMG increases are also known to cause artefactual increases in BIS values. We report a case of artefactual increase of EMG and subsequently BIS values, due to electrical artefact from cranial nerve stimulator being used to identify the facial nerve. An explanation of the effect of stimulator signal on BIS EMG and BIS values has been provided...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227981/assessment-of-sedation-analgesia-by-means-of-poincare%C3%AC-analysis-of-the-electroencephalogram
#3
Jose D Bolanos, Montserrat Vallverdu, Pere Caminal, Daniel F Valencia, Xavi Borrat, Pedro L Gambus, Jose F Valencia, Jose D Bolanos, Montserrat Vallverdu, Pere Caminal, Daniel F Valencia, Xavi Borrat, Pedro L Gambus, Jose F Valencia, Jose D Bolanos, Xavi Borrat, Jose F Valencia, Montserrat Vallverdu, Pere Caminal, Pedro L Gambus, Daniel F Valencia
Monitoring the levels of sedation-analgesia may be helpful for managing patient stress on minimally invasive medical procedures. Monitors based on EEG analysis and designed to assess general anesthesia cannot distinguish reliably between a light and deep sedation. In this work, the Poincaré plot is used as a nonlinear technique applied to EEG signals in order to characterize the levels of sedation-analgesia, according to observed categorical responses that were evaluated by means of Ramsay Sedation Scale (RSS)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227693/using-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-parameters-as-real-time-feedback-during-tdcs
#4
Isar Nejadgholi, Herschel Caytak, Miodrag Bolic, Isar Nejadgholi, Herschel Caytak, Miodrag Bolic, Isar Nejadgholi, Miodrag Bolic, Herschel Caytak
An exploratory analysis is carried out to investigate the feasibility of using BioImpedance Spectroscopy (BIS) parameters, measured on scalp, as real-time feedback during Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). TDCS is shown to be a potential treatment for neurological disorders. However, this technique is not considered as a reliable clinical treatment, due to the lack of a measurable indicator of treatment efficacy. Although the voltage that is applied on the head is very simple to measure during a tDCS session, changes of voltage are difficult to interpret in terms of variables that affect clinical outcome...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227494/localised-impedance-monitoring-device-for-the-remote-clinical-assessment-of-home-based-dialysis-patients
#5
A Montalibet, W Arkouche, P Bogonez Franco, S Bonnet, A Clarion, G Delhomme, C Gehin, S Gharbi, R Guillemaud, P Jallon, B Massot, P Pham, E Ribbe-Cornet, E McAdams, A Montalibet, W Arkouche, P Bogonez Franco, S Bonnet, A Clarion, G Delhomme, C Gehin, S Gharbi, R Guillemaud, P Jallon, B Massot, P Pham, E Ribbe-Cornet, E McAdams, B Massot, P Pham, A Montalibet, P Jallon, E Ribbe-Cornet, P Bogonez Franco, G Delhomme, S Bonnet, R Guillemaud, W Arkouche, A Clarion, C Gehin, S Gharbi, E McAdams
BioImpedance Spectroscopy (BIS) has been clinically used to determine the hydrational status of patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD). In the present project we are developing a calf-localised, integrated impedimetric device to periodically and conveniently measure and transmit information on the hydrational status of home-based patients to a remote clinic. Surprisingly, we have found that simple postural changes before or during measurement lead to significant fluid shifts in the lower leg that are as important and as long lasting as the effects of haemodialysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220383/removal-of-dde-by-exploiting-the-alcoho-phobic-interactions
#6
Kazım Köse, Dursun Ali Köse
DDE (1,1-bis-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2-dichloroethene), which is a commonly used pesticides in agriculture, has harmful effects on human health. Therefore, the removal of this substance from the drinking water and the soil is essential. Since DDT (1,1″-(2,2,2-Trichloroethane-1,1-diyl) bis(4-chlorobenzene)) is derivation of DDE, the presence of DDT can be monitored by the detection of DDE present in the environment. Herein, we report on the development of aspartic acid-incorporated poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-L-aspartic acid) [poly(HEMA-MAsp)] cryogel for the removal of DDE from aqueous solutions for the first time in the literature...
February 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218809/luminescent-bis-cyclometalated-gold-iii-complexes-with-alkynyl-ligands-of-hexaphenylbenzene-and-hexabenzocoronene-derivatives-and-their-supramolecular-assembly-study
#7
King-Chin Yim, Vonika Ka-Man Au, Keith Man-Chung Wong, Vivian W W Yam
A series of luminescent bis-cyclometalated gold(III) complexes with different nuclearities and various alkynyl ligands derived from hexaphenylbenzene (HPB) and hexabenzocoronene (HBC) has been synthesized. The energies of the low-energy metal-perturbed IL π-π*(R-C^N^C) absorptions of the HPB-alkynyl gold(III) complexes have been fine-tuned by attaching various substituent groups to the bis-cyclometalating ligands. Similarly, the metal-perturbed ³IL [π→π*(R-C^N^C)] emissions of the complexes are found to show energy shifts according to the electronic nature of the bis-cyclometalating ligands...
February 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216891/effects-of-potassium-sulfate-k2so4-on-the-element-contents-polyphenol-content-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-milk-thistle-silybum-marianum
#8
Gulsum Yaldiz
BACKGROUND: Silybum marianum L. (Milk thistle) is native to the Mediterranean basin and is now widespread throughout the world. It's sprout is used as a herbal medicine for the treatment of liver disease for centuries. The seeds of milk thistle contain silymarin, an isomeric mixture of flavonolignans [silybin, silychristin, and silydianin]. Silymarin acts as a strong anti-hepatotoxic. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the influences of potassium sulfate [K2SO4] fertilizer doses on polyphenol content, some nutrient elements, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of milk thistle at experimental fields of Ordu University in Turkey...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214930/investigation-of-optical-neuro-monitoring-technique-for-detection-of-maintenance-and-emergence-states-during-general-anesthesia
#9
Gabriela Hernandez-Meza, Meltem Izzetoglu, Mary Osbakken, Michael Green, Hawa Abubakar, Kurtulus Izzetoglu
The American Society of Anesthesiologist recommends peripheral physiological monitoring during general anesthesia, which offers no information regarding the effects of anesthetics on the brain. Since no "gold standard" method exists for this evaluation, such a technique is needed to ensure patient comfort, procedure quality and safety. In this study we investigated functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) as possible monitor of anesthetic effects on the prefrontal cortex. Anesthetic drugs, such as sevoflurane, suppress the cerebral metabolism and alter the cerebral blood flow...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211134/effect-of-age-on-the-performance-of-bispectral-and-entropy-indices-during-sevoflurane-pediatric-anesthesia-a-pharmacometric-study
#10
Alberto Sciusco, Joseph F Standing, Yucheng Sheng, Pasquale Raimondo, Gilda Cinnella, Michele Dambrosio
BACKGROUND: Bispectral index (BIS) and entropy monitors have been proposed for use in children, but research has not supported their validity for infants. However, effective monitoring of young children may be even more important than for adults, to aid appropriate anesthetic dosing and reduce the chance of adverse consequences. This prospective study aimed to investigate the relationships between age and the predictive performance of BIS and entropy monitors in measuring the anesthetic drug effects within a pediatric surgery setting...
February 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208715/biotransformation-and-detoxification-of-xylidine-orange-dye-using-immobilized-cells-of-marine-derived-lysinibacillus-sphaericus-d3
#11
Prabha Devi, Solimabi Wahidullah, Farhan Sheikh, Rochelle Pereira, Niteen Narkhede, Divya Amonkar, Supriya Tilvi, Ram Murthy Meena
Lysinibacillus sphaericus D3 cell-immobilized beads in natural gel sodium alginate decolorized the xylidine orange dye 1-(dimethylphenylazo)-2-naphthol-6-sulfonic acid sodium salt in the laboratory. Optimal conditions were selected for decolorization and the products formed were evaluated for toxicity by disc diffusion assay against common marine bacteria which revealed the non-toxic nature of the dye-degraded products. Decolorization of the brightly colored dye to colorless products was measured on an Ultra Violet-Vis spectrophotometer and its biodegradation products monitored on Thin Layer Chromatographic plate and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)...
February 8, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197775/individual-indicators-of-appropriate-hypnotic-level-during-propofol-anesthesia-highest-alpha-power-and-effect-site-concentrations-of-propofol-at-loss-of-response
#12
Hongling Kang, Hassan Mamdouh Hassan Mohamed, Masaki Takashina, Takahiko Mori, Yuji Fujino, Satoshi Hagihira
BACKGROUND: Electroencephalogram (EEG) waveforms vary widely among individuals, this decreases the usefulness of BIS™ monitors for assessing the effects of propofol. Practically, anesthesia is only seen as too deep when evidence of burst-suppression is seen. We designed an experiment to help towards better assessment of individual anesthetic needs. First, to mark the Ce (effect-site concentration) of propofol at loss of response to calling name and gently shaking shoulders (LOR), we defined Ce-LOR...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196863/conformational-changes-in-the-activation-loop-of-mitochondrial-glutaminase-c-a-direct-fluorescence-read-out-that-distinguishes-the-binding-of-allosteric-inhibitors-from-activators
#13
Clint A Stalnecker, Jon W Erickson, Richard A Cerione
The first step in glutamine catabolism is catalyzed by the mitochondrial enzyme glutaminase, with a specific isoform, glutaminase C (GAC), being highly expressed in cancer cells. GAC activation requires the formation of homo-tetramers, promoted by anionic allosteric activators such as inorganic phosphate. This leads to the proper orientation of a flexible loop proximal to the dimer-dimer interface that is essential for catalysis (i.e. the activation loop). A major class of allosteric inhibitors of GAC, with the prototype being BPTES (bis-2-(5-phenylacetamido-1,2,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)ethyl sulfide), and the related molecule CB-839, binds to the activation loop and induces the formation of an inactive tetramer (2 inhibitors bound per active tetramer)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191846/adding-a-second-quinol-to-a-redox-responsive-mri-contrast-agent-improves-its-relaxivity-response-to-h2o2
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Meng Yu, Meghan B Ward, Alicja Franke, Stephen L Ambrose, Zachary L Whaley, Thomas Miller Bradford, John D Gorden, Ronald J Beyers, Russell C Cattley, Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović, Dean D Schwartz, Christian R Goldsmith
The overproduction of reactive oxygen species has been linked to a wide array of health disorders. The ability to noninvasively monitor oxidative stress in vivo could provide substantial insight into the progression of these conditions and, in turn, could facilitate the development of better diagnosis and treatment options. A mononuclear Mn(II) complex with the redox-active ligand N,N'-bis(2,5-dihydroxybenzyl)-N,N'-bis(2-pyridinylmethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine (H4qtp2) was made and characterized. A previously prepared Mn(II) complex with a ligand containing a single quinol subunit was found to display a modest T1-derived relaxivity response to H2O2...
February 13, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177205/monitoring-depth-of-sedation-evaluating-the-agreement-between-the-bispectral-index-qcon-and-the-entropy-module-s-state-entropy-during-flexible-bronchoscopy
#15
Johannes N Müller, Matthias Kreuzer, Paul S García, Gerhard Schneider, Hubert Hautmann
BACKGROUND: We investigated the correlation and agreement of three depth of anesthesia indices, bispectral index (BIS), qCON and state entropy (SE), during propofol sedation, because there is extensive literature that deals with the comparability of these indices during general anesthesia, but not during sedation. METHODS: We recorded electroencephalogram (EEG) and SE trend data, using the Entropy Module from 21 patients who underwent elective bronchoscopy with target-controlled infusion of propofol...
8, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159731/a-prospective-multicenter-single-blind-study-assessing-indices-of-snap-ii-versus-bis-vista-on-surgical-patients-undergoing-general-anesthesia
#16
Sergio D Bergese, Alberto A Uribe, Erika G Puente, R-Jay L Marcus, Randall J Krohn, Steven Docsa, Roy G Soto, Keith A Candiotti
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, anesthesiologists have relied on nonspecific subjective and objective physical signs to assess patients' comfort level and depth of anesthesia. Commercial development of electrical monitors, which use low- and high-frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, have been developed to enhance the assessment of patients' level of consciousness. Multiple studies have shown that monitoring patients' consciousness levels can help in reducing drug consumption, anesthesia-related adverse events, and recovery time...
February 3, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118756/contribution-of-volume-overload-to-the-arterial-stiffness-of-hemodialysis-patients
#17
Łukasz Czyżewski, Janusz Wyzgał, Emilia Czyżewska, Janusz Sierdziński, Łukasz Szarpak
Arterial stiffness is evaluated with the measurement of pulse wave velocity (PWV), while overhydration (OH) and nutritional status are evaluated with bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS). In this study, we investigated the effect of a single dialysis session on arterial stiffness, hydration status, and laboratory parameters. The observational, cross-sectional, cohort study included 71 HD patients with mean age 64 ± 16 yrs. A Complior device was used to perform PWV measurements. The patients were examined immediately before and 15 min after a mid-week hemodialysis session...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112893/an-in-situ-intracellular-self-assembly-strategy-for-quantitatively-and-temporally-monitoring-autophagy
#18
Yao-Xin Lin, Sheng-Lin Qiao, Yi Wang, Ruo-Xin Zhang, Hong-Wei An, Yang Ma, R P Yeshan J Rajapaksha, Zeng-Ying Qiao, Lei Wang, Hao Wang
Autophagy plays a crucial role in metabolic process. So far, conventional methods are incapable of rapid, precise and real-time monitoring autophagy in living objects. Herein, we describe an in situ intracellular self-assembly strategy for quantitative and temporal determination of autophagy in living objectives. The intelligent building blocks (DPBP) are composed by a bulky dendrimer as a carrier, a bis(pyrene) derivative (BP) as a signal molecule and a peptide linker as a responsive unit that can be cleaved by an autophagy-specific enzyme, i...
January 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107273/influence-of-depth-of-hypnosis-on-pupillary-reactivity-to-a-standardized-tetanic-stimulus-in-patients-under-propofol-remifentanil-target-controlled-infusion-a-crossover-randomized-pilot-study
#19
Nada Sabourdin, Jean-Baptiste Peretout, Eliane Khalil, Marie-Laurence Guye, Nicolas Louvet, Isabelle Constant
BACKGROUND: Pupillometry allows the measurement of pupillary diameter variations in response to nociceptive stimuli. This technique has been used to monitor the balance between analgesia and nociception. Under general anesthesia, the amplitude of pupillary dilation is related to the amount of administered opioids. The objective of this study was to determine whether at a constant infusion rate of opioids, the pupillary response was influenced by depth of hypnosis assessed by the bispectral index (BIS)...
January 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106793/hybrid-intelligent-system-to-perform-fault-detection-on-bis-sensor-during-surgeries
#20
José-Luis Casteleiro-Roca, José Luis Calvo-Rolle, Juan Albino Méndez Pérez, Nieves Roqueñí Gutiérrez, Francisco Javier de Cos Juez
This paper presents a new fault detection system in hypnotic sensors used for general anesthesia during surgery. Drug infusion during surgery is based on information received from patient monitoring devices; accordingly, faults in sensor devices can put patient safety at risk. Our research offers a solution to cope with these undesirable scenarios. We focus on the anesthesia process using intravenous propofol as the hypnotic drug and employing a Bispectral Index (BIS(TM)) monitor to estimate the patient's unconsciousness level...
January 18, 2017: Sensors
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