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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223818/application-of-airborne-photogrammetry-for-the-visualisation-and-assessment-of-contamination-migration-arising-from-a-fukushima-waste-storage-facility
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D T Connor, P G Martin, N T Smith, L Payne, C Hutton, O D Payton, Y Yamashiki, T B Scott
Airborne systems such as lightweight and highly portable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming increasingly widespread in both academia and industry - with an ever-increasing range of applications, including (but not limited to), air quality sampling, wildlife monitoring and land-use mapping. In this work, high-resolution airborne photogrammetry obtained using a multi-rotor system operating at low survey altitudes, is combined with ground-based radiation mapping data acquired at an interim storage facility for wastes removed as part of the large-scale Fukushima clean-up program...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223228/endophthalmitis-after-cataract-surgery-effect-of-behind-the-lens-washout
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Tetsuro Oshika, Yuichi Ohashi
PURPOSE: To analyze the outcomes of cataract surgery with emphasis on the relationship between surgery-related factors and the incidence of postoperative infectious endophthalmitis. SETTING: Ninety-three surgical sites in Japan. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Eyes that were scheduled to have cataract surgery from January 20 to September 30, 2014, were included. Phacoemulsification and implantation of a single-piece hydrophobic acrylic foldable intraocular lens (IOL) were performed...
November 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221643/respiratory-and-cardiovascular-responses-to-walking-down-a-traffic-polluted-road-compared-with-walking-in-a-traffic-free-area-in-participants-aged-60-years-and-older-with-chronic-lung-or-heart-disease-and-age-matched-healthy-controls-a-randomised-crossover
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Rudy Sinharay, Jicheng Gong, Benjamin Barratt, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Sabine Ernst, Frank Kelly, Junfeng Jim Zhang, Peter Collins, Paul Cullinan, Kian Fan Chung
BACKGROUND: Long-term exposure to pollution can lead to an increase in the rate of decline of lung function, especially in older individuals and in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), whereas shorter-term exposure at higher pollution levels has been implicated in causing excess deaths from ischaemic heart disease and exacerbations of COPD. We aimed to assess the effects on respiratory and cardiovascular responses of walking down a busy street with high levels of pollution compared with walking in a traffic-free area with lower pollution levels in older adults...
December 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220774/mitigating-land-pollution-through-pesticide-packages-the-case-of-a-collection-scheme-in-rural-china
#4
Shuqin Jin, Bettina Bluemling, Arthur P J Mol
Pesticide packages that are discarded on agricultural land can contaminate water bodies and pose a threat to the environment and human health. Little is known about how developing countries deal with this kind of land pollution. While in developed countries, packages are collected by professional organizations, the smallholder context in developing countries makes the collection of this waste much more difficult. This paper introduces and analyses a successful Pesticide Package Collection Scheme in one of the poorest regions in China, i...
December 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220768/analysis-of-airborne-olea-pollen-in-cartagena-spain
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M D Galera, B Elvira-Rendueles, J M Moreno, L Negral, M C Ruiz-Abellón, A García-Sánchez, S Moreno-Grau
Olive cultivation is of great importance in Southern Europe but olive pollen is the leading cause of allergy in many regions where it is grown. The best preventive measure for allergic patients is to avoid exposure. Thus, aerobiological monitoring networks must supply realistic pollen classes for the different types of allergic pollen. Even though those pollen classes are defined, they do not necessarily fit local data. Altogether, they should use predictive models to assess flowering intensity in advance. In this study, the Olea pollen degree of exposure classes (OPDEC) are defined based on percentiles and a predictive model is suggested for Cartagena, Spain...
December 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219787/modification-of-the-biomedicus-centrifugal-pump-to-provide-continuous-irrigation-for-neuroendoscopy-technical-note
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Joyce Koueik, Brandon G Rocque, Jordan Henry, Taryn Bragg, Jennifer Paul, Bermans J Iskandar
Continuous irrigation is an important adjunct for successful intraventricular endoscopy, particularly for complex cases. It allows better visualization by washing out blood and debris, improves navigation by expanding the ventricles, and assists with tissue dissection. A method of irrigation delivery using a centrifugal pump designed originally for cardiac surgery is presented. The BioMedicus centrifugal pump has the desirable ability to deliver a continuous laminar flow of fluid that excludes air from the system...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219630/fewer-adverse-effects-with-a-modified-two-bag-acetylcysteine-protocol-in-paracetamol-overdose
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Richard McNulty, Jia Min Elizabeth Lim, Pramod Chandru, Naren Gunja
OBJECTIVE: Acetylcysteine (NAC), an effective antidote for paracetamol poisoning, is commonly associated with adverse reactions. This has been postulated to be related to the rapid initial infusion rate (150 mg/kg over 1 h) of the traditional three-bag protocol. We hypothesized that a slower rate would result in fewer adverse reactions. Our institution in Western Sydney moved to a modified two-bag protocol in February 2015 - first bag: 200 mg/kg over 4 h (50 mg/kg/h) and second bag: (100 mg/kg over 16 h)...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219122/towards-the-use-of-breath-for-detecting-mycobacterial-infection-a-case-study-in-a-murine-model
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Flavio Antonio Franchina, Theodore Robert Mellors, Minara Aliyeva, Jeffrey Wagner, Nirav Daphtary, Lennart Lundblad, Sarah M Fortune, Eric J Rubin, Jane E Hill
In the present research, the potential of breath analysis by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC×GC-MS) was investigated for the discrimination between healthy and infected mice. A pilot study employing a total of 16 animals was used to develop a method for breath analysis in a murine model for studying MTBC (Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex) using the M. bovis BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin). Breath was collected in Tedlar bags and concentrated onto thermal desorption tubes for the subsequent analysis by GC×GC-MS...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218893/discriminative-bag-of-cells-for-imaging-genomics
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Benjamin Chidester, Minh N Do, Jian Ma
Connecting genotypes to image phenotypes is crucial for a comprehensive understanding of cancer. To learn such connections, new machine learning approaches must be developed for the better integration of imaging and genomic data. Here we propose a novel approach called Discriminative Bag-of-Cells (DBC) for predicting genomic markers using imaging features, which addresses the challenge of summarizing histopathological images by representing cells with learned discriminative types, or codewords. We also developed a reliable and efficient patch-based nuclear segmentation scheme using convolutional neural networks from which nuclear and cellular features are extracted...
2018: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218662/laparoscopic-removal-of-retroperitoneal-tumor-with-maneuver-of-hanging-inferior-vena-cava
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Sungho Kim, Ho-Seong Han, YoungRok Choi, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Jai Young Cho
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic resection of retroperitoneal mass is challenging because of its location close to major vessels and a limited range of laparoscopic instruments [1-3]. We report a case of a huge retroperitoneal paraganglioma that was successfully excised laparoscopically using maneuver of hanging IVC METHOD: A 67-year-old female had abdominal mass detected during routine check-up. She had no symptoms associated mass. Hematologic, biochemical investigations, and hormone tests reveal normal results...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217164/the-protective-role-of-crocin-in-tartrazine-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-wistar-rats
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Mehmet Erman Erdemli, Mehmet Gul, Eyup Altinoz, Emrah Zayman, Zeynep Aksungur, Harika Gozukara Bag
The present study was conducted to investigate the changes in rat kidney tissues after administration of tartrazine (T) and crocine (Cr). The latter was applied for its protective properties. The present study was conducted with the approval of Inonu University, Faculty of Medicine, Experimental Animals Ethics Committee. Forty rats were randomly divided into 4 equal groups (Control, T, Cr, T + Cr). At the end of the experiment, the rats were decapitated. Biochemical and histopathological studies were conducted on excised rat kidney tissues...
December 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216621/stability-of-dexmedetomidine-in-0-9-sodium-chloride-in-two-types-of-intravenous-infusion-bags
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Kathleen Marquis, Benjamin Hohlfelder, Paul M Szumita
Dexmedetomidine is a frequently used sedative in the critical care setting. It is commercially available as a 4-mg/mL premixed compound or as 200-mcg/2-mL vials that must be further diluted prior to administration. However, limited data exist regarding the stability of dexmedetomidine admixtures compounded from the 200-mcg/2-mL vials, particularly for durations greater than 48 hours. Therefore, we performed stability testing on compounded dexmedetomidine prepared in two types of intravenous infusion bags for 14 days...
September 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214159/quality-of-care-during-neonatal-resuscitation-in-kakamega-county-general-hospital-kenya-a-direct-observation-study
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Duncan N Shikuku, Benson Milimo, Elizabeth Ayebare, Peter Gisore, Gorrette Nalwadda
Background: Birth asphyxia is the leading cause of neonatal mortality in Kenya. Quality care during neonatal resuscitation (NR) can contribute to a reduction in neonatal mortality related to birth asphyxia by 30 percent. This study assessed the quality of care (QoC) during NR for newborns with birth asphyxia. Methods: Direct observations of 138 newborn resuscitations were done in labor ward and maternity theatre. Twenty-eight healthcare providers were observed 3-5 times using a structured checklist...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211890/effect-of-oregano-oil-and-tannic-acid-combinations-on-the-quality-and-sensory-characteristics-of-cooked-chicken-meat
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M Al-Hijazeen, A Mendonca, E J Lee, D U Ahn
The antioxidant effects of oregano essential oil and tannic acid combinations on ground chicken breast and thigh meats were studied. Six treatments, including: 1) control (none added), 2) 100 ppm oregano essential oil + 5 ppm tannic acid, 3) 100 ppm oregano essential oil + 10 ppm tannic acid, 4) 200 ppm oregano essential oil + 5 ppm tannic acid, 5) 200 ppm oregano essential oil + 10 ppm tannic acid, and 6) 5 ppm butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) for breast or 14 ppm for thigh meat, were prepared. Cooked meat samples were individually vacuum-packaged in oxygen-impermeable vacuum bags and then cooked in-bag to an internal temperature of 75°C...
December 2, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211685/optimisation-of-sampling-parameters-for-standardised-exhaled-breath-sampling
#15
Sophie L F Doran, Andrea Romano, George B Hanna
The lack of standardisation of breath sampling is a major contributing factor to the poor repeatability of results and hence represents a barrier to the adoption of breath tests in clinical practice. On-line and bag breath sampling have advantages but do not suit multicentre clinical studies whereas storage and robust transport are essential for the conduct of wide-scale studies. Several devices have been developed to control sampling parameters and to concentrate volatile organic compounds (VOCs) onto thermal desorption (TD) tubes and subsequently transport those tubes for laboratory analysis...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211557/acoustophoretic-purification-of-platelets-feasibility-and-impact-on-platelet-activation-and-function
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Pierre Bohec, Jérémie Gachelin, Véronique Ollivier, Thibaut Mutin, Xavier Télot, Benoît Ho-Tin-Noé, Sandra Sanfilippo
Purity, limited platelet activation, and preservation of platelet function are important stakes of preparation of platelet concentrates (PC) for clinical use. In fact, contaminating red blood cells and leukocytes, as well as activated and/or poorly functional platelets in PC, represents a risk of poor efficiency and adverse side effects during platelet transfusion. Therefore, optimization of preparation and storage of PC is still an active field of research. Shear-induced platelet activation is an unwanted side effect of the hard-spin (up to 5000g) step of centrifugation-based methods currently used in blood banks to prepare PC from whole blood samples...
December 6, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210600/potential-silver-nanoparticles-migration-from-commercially-available-polymeric-baby-products-into-food-simulants
#17
Jeong In Choi, Song Ji Chae, Jung Min Kim, Jae Chun Choi, Se Jong Park, Hee Ju Choi, Hojae Bae, Hyun Jin Park
In recent years, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been extensively employed in food packaging systems as a potential antibacterial agent. Although proven to be highly effective, increased number of AgNP-containing products raises concerns among consumers regarding the migration of AgNPs from the packaging material into foods which may exert toxic effects. To address this, five baby products were chosen (baby bottle A, baby bottle B, pacifier A, pacifier B, and breastmilk storage bag) to investigate AgNPs migration into three food simulants (deionized water, 4% acetic acid (w/v), and 50% ethanol (v/v)) using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
December 6, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210193/islet-damage-during-isolation-as-assessed-by-mirnas-and-the-correlation-of-mirna-levels-with-posttransplant-outcome-in-islet-autotransplantation
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Prathab Balaji Saravanan, Mazhar A Kanak, Charles A Chang, Carly Darden, Gumpei Yoshimatsu, Michael C Lawrence, Bashoo Naziruddin
High-quality pancreatic islets are essential for better posttransplant endocrine function in total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT), yet stress during the isolation process affects quality and yield. We analyzed islet-enriched miRNAs -375 and -200c released during isolation to assess damage and correlated the data with posttransplant endocrine function. The absolute concentration of miR-375, miR-200c, and C-peptide was measured in various islet isolation steps, including digestion, dilution, recombination, purification, and bagging, in 12 cases of TPIAT...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209993/carrying-heavy-asymmetrical-loads-increases-postural-sway-during-quiet-standing-in-older-adults
#19
Mathew W Hill, Mike J Price
Holding asymmetrical loads in the hands is common during many daily and occupational activities which, depending on the load mass, may alter postural stability. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of load magnitude held asymmetrically in the hand on postural sway in older people. Eighteen healthy older adults (age 65.9 ± 5.7 years) were assessed in the following conditions; (1) standing without an external load (0%), (2) standing while holding a grocery bag containing 5%, (3) 10% and (4) 20% body mass in the dominant hand...
December 5, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209958/moxibustion-therapy-in-traditional-mongolian-medicine
#20
Tae-Hun Kim, Do-Hoon Kim, Seong Gyu Lee
From the medical history of traditional Eastern Asian and Tibetan medicine, the origin and development of moxibustion seems to be closely related to Mongolia. To explore the current clinical practice of moxibustion in Mongolia, we visited a teaching hospital, the Traditional Medical Science, Technology and Production Corporation of Mongolia, in February 2014. Many types of moxibustion are found to be used, and various modalities and methods are practiced based on the principles of traditional Mongolian medicine...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
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