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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926689/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-for-a-case-of-refractory-opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia-syndrome
#1
Jocelyn E Greensher, James Louie, Jonathan D Fish
Opsoclonus myoclonus ataxia syndrome (OMAS) can be refractory to standard therapies and devastating. Alternative treatments are imperative. A 14-month-old male diagnosed with neuroblastoma and paraneoplastic OMAS achieved complete cancer remission with chemotherapy. The OMAS, however, persisted over the subsequent 4 years despite numerous immune-modulatory and immunosuppressive therapies. The patient ultimately achieved complete remission following therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) combined with rituximab and intravenous immunoglobulin...
September 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926632/risk-analysis-of-inter-species-reassortment-through-a-rift-valley-fever-phlebovirus-mp-12-vaccine-strain
#2
Hoai J Ly, Nandadeva Lokugamage, Shoko Nishiyama, Tetsuro Ikegami
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic disease endemic to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The causative agent, Rift Valley fever phlebovirus (RVFV), belongs to the genus Phlebovirus in the family Phenuiviridae and causes high rates of abortions in ruminants, and hemorrhagic fever, encephalitis, or blindness in humans. Viral maintenance by mosquito vectors has led to sporadic RVF outbreaks in ruminants and humans in endemic countries, and effective vaccination of animals and humans may minimize the impact of this disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926407/dysfunctional-hdl-from-hiv-individuals-promotes-monocyte-derived-foam-cell-formation-in-vitro
#3
Thomas A Angelovich, Anna C Hearps, Michael N Oda, Mark S Borja, Diana Huynh, Stefanie Homann, Anthony Jaworowski, Theodoros Kelesidis
OBJECTIVE: The role of HDL function in HIV-related atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is unclear. HDLs isolated from HIV+ [HIV(+)HDL] and HIV-uninfected individuals (HDL) were assessed for HDL function and ability to promote monocyte-derived foam cell formation (MDFCF) (a key event in HIV-related CVD) ex vivo. DESIGN/METHODS: Using an established in vitro model of atherogenesis and plasma samples from an established cross-sectional study of virologically-suppressed HIV+ males on stable effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) and with low CVD risk (median age: 42 years; n = 10), we explored the impact of native HDL [HIV(+)HDL] on MDFCF...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926388/opportunistic-use-of-ct-imaging-for-osteoporosis-screening-and-bone-density-assessment-a-qualitative-systematic-review
#4
Elizabeth B Gausden, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Joseph J Schreiber, Dean G Lorich, Joseph M Lane
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical opportunities for the use of computed tomography (CT) imaging for inferring bone quality and to critically analyze the correlation between dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and diagnostic CT as reported in the literature. METHODS: A systematic review of the MEDLINE database was performed in February 2016 using the PubMed interface. The inclusion criteria were English language, studies performed using living human subjects, studies pertaining to orthopaedics, use of conventional diagnostic CT scans, studies that measured cancellous bone, and studies that reported Hounsfield unit (HU) measurements directly rather than a computed bone mineral density...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926231/resonance-emission-enhancement-ree-for-narrow-band-red-emitting-a2gef6-mn-4-a-na-k-rb-cs-phosphors-synthesized-via-a-precipitation-cation-exchange-route
#5
Hongzhou Lian, Qingming Huang, Yeqing Chen, Kai Li, Sisi Liang, Mengmeng Shang, Manman Liu, Jun Lin
Narrow band red-emitting A2GeF6:Mn(4+) (A = Na, K, Rb, Cs) phosphors were prepared through a two-step precipitation-cation exchange route using a K2MnF6 precursor as the Mn(4+) source. The phase purity, morphology, and constituent were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectric spectroscopy (XPS), and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) examination. Optical properties were investigated by photoluminescence spectra (PL and PLE) and high-resolution PL. A temperature-dependent PL examination was performed to investigate the electron-phonon coupling emission mechanism of Mn(4+) in these alkali fluorogermanates...
September 19, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926230/formation-and-characterization-of-hydrogen-boride-sheets-derived-from-mgb2-by-cation-exchange
#6
Hiroaki Nishino, Takeshi Fujita, Nguyen Thanh Cuong, Satoshi Tominaka, Masahiro Miyauchi, Soshi Iimura, Akihiko Hirata, Naoto Umezawa, Susumu Okada, Eiji Nishibori, Asahi Fujino, Tomohiro Fujimori, Shin-Ichi Ito, Junji Nakamura, Hideo Hosono, Takahiro Kondo
Two-dimensional (2D) materials are promising for applications in a wide range of fields because of their unique properties. Hydrogen boride sheets, a new 2D material recently predicted from theory, exhibit intriguing electronic and mechanical properties as well as hydrogen storage capacity. Here, we report the experimental realization of 2D hydrogen boride sheets with an empirical formula of H1B1, produced by exfoliation and complete ion-exchange between protons and magnesium cations in magnesium diboride (MgB2) with an average yield of 42...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926196/a-strategy-for-simultaneous-synthesis-of-methallyl-alcohol-and-diethyl-acetal-with-sn-%C3%AE
#7
Wenda Hu, Yan Wan, Lili Zhu, Xiaojie Cheng, Shaolong Wan, Jingdong Lin, Yong Wang
Herein we report a strategy to simultaneously produce two important chemicals namely Methallyl alcohol (Mol) and diethyl acetal (Dal) from methacrolein (Mal) in ethanol solvent at low temperature with the use of Beta zeolites modified by tin (Sn-β catalysts). All Sn-β catalysts were prepared by the solid-state ion-exchange (SSIE) method, wherein the calcination step was conducted in different gas atmospheres. The one pre-calcined in Ar (Sn-β-Ar) diminishes the number of extra-framework Sn species and instead enables more Sn species exchanged into the framework as isolated tetrahedral Sn (IV), thus enhancing the catalytic activity of Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley (MPV) reaction...
September 19, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926070/surface-immobilized-azomethine-for-multiple-component-exchange
#8
Michael Lerond, Daniel Bélanger, W G Skene
Diazonium chemistry concomitant with in situ electrochemical reduction was used to graft an aryl aldehyde to indium-tin oxide (ITO) coated glass substrates. This served as an anchor for preparing electroactive azomethines that were covalently bonded to the transparent electrode. The immobilized azomethines could undergo multiple step-wise component exchanges with different arylamines. The write-erase-write sequences were electrochemically confirmed. The azomethines could also be reversibly hydrolyzed. This was exploited for multiple azomethine-hydrolysis cycles resulting in discrete electroactive immobilized azomethines...
September 19, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926006/developing-a-framework-to-assess-the-costeffectiveness-of-compare-a-global-platform-for-the-exchange-of-sequence-based-pathogen-data
#9
F Alleweldt, S Kara, A Osinski, P Van Baal, K Kellerborg, F M Aarestrup, M Koopmans
Analysing the genomic data of pathogens with the help of next-generation sequencing (NGS) is an increasingly important part of disease outbreak investigations and helps guide responses. While this technology has already been successfully employed to elucidate and control disease outbreaks, wider implementation of NGS also depends on its cost-effectiveness. COMPARE - short for 'Collaborative Management Platform for detection and Analyses of (Re-) emerging and foodborne outbreaks' - is a major project, funded by the European Union, to develop a global platform for sharing and analysing NGS data and thereby improve the rapid identification, containment and mitigation of emerging infectious diseases and foodborne outbreaks...
April 2017: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925879/human-fibronectin-extra-domain-b-edb-speci%C3%AF-c-aptide-aptedb-radiolabelling-with-technetium-99m-as-a-potent-targeted-tumour-imaging-agent
#10
Mohsen Mohammadgholi, Nourollah Sadeghzadeh, Mostafa Erfani, Saeid Abediankenari, Seyed Mohammad Abedi, Iman Emrarian, Narjes Jafari, Ramezan Behzadi
BACKGROUND: Human fibronectin extra-domain B (EDB) is particularly expressed during angiogenesis progression. It is, thus, a promising marker of tumour growth. Aptides are a novel class of peptides with high-affinity binding to specific protein targets. APTEDB is an antagonist-like ligand that especially interacts with human fibronectin EDB. OBJECTIVE: This study was the first attempt in which the hydrazinonicotinamide (HYNIC)-conjugated APTEDB was labelled with technetium-99m (99mTc) as an appropriate radiotracer and tricine/EDDA exchange labeling ...
September 18, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925728/impact-of-consumption-of-repeatedly-heated-cooking-oils-on-the-incidence-of-various-cancers-a-critical-review
#11
Kumar Ganesan, Kumeshini Sukalingam, Baojun Xu
Repeated heating of vegetable oils at high temperatures during cooking is a very common cooking practice. Repeatedly heated cooking oils (RCO) can generate varieties of compounds, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), some of which have been reported as carcinogenic. RCO is one of the commonly consumed cooking and frying medium. These RCO consumption and inhalation of cooking fumes can pose a serious health hazard. Taking into account exploratory study, the present review aims to provide the consumption of RCO and its fumes cause the high incidence of genotoxic, mutagenic, tumorogenic and various cancers...
September 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925709/effect-of-hydrophobic-chain-length-on-the-stability-and-guest-exchange-behavior-of-shell-sheddable-micelles-formed-by-disulfide-linked-diblock-copolymers
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Haiyan Fan, Yixia Li, Jinxian Yang, Xiaodong Ye
Reduction-responsive micelles hold enormous promise for the application as drug carriers due to the fast drug release triggered by reducing conditions and high anticancer activity. However, the effect of hydrophobic chain length on the stability and guest exchange of reduction-responsive micelles, especially for the micelles formed by diblock copolymers containing single disulfide group, are not fully understood. Here, shell-sheddable micelles formed by a series of disulfide-linked copolymer poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(-caprolactone) (PEG-SS-PCL) containing the same chain length of PEG but different chain lengths of hydrophobic block PCL were prepared and well characterized...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925707/heterovalent-doping-in-colloidal-semiconductor-nanocrystals-cation-exchange-enabled-new-accesses-to-tuning-dopant-luminescence-and-electronic-impurities
#13
Jiatao Zhang, Qiumei Di, Jia Liu, Bing Bai, Jian Liu, Meng Xu, Jiajia Liu
Heterovalent doping in colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals (CSNCs), with provisions of extra electrons (n-type doping) or extra holes (p-type doping), could enhance their performance of optical and electronical properties. In view of the challenges imposed by the intrinsic self-purification, self-quenching, and self-compensation effects of CSNCs, we outline the progresses on heterovalent doping in CSNCs, with particular focus on the cation exchange-enabled tuning of dopant luminescence and electronic impurities...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925691/core-shell-mn7%C3%A2-mn-cd-12-assembled-from-core-mn7-disc
#14
Ling-Yu Guo, Hai-Feng Su, Mohamedally Kurmoo, Chen-Ho Tung, Di Sun, Lan-Sun Zheng
Post-synthetic decoration of the Mn7, {MnIII⊆MnII6}, core with CdII in the outer shell to form the next generation Mn13Cd6, {MnIII⊆MnIII3MnII3⊆ MnII6CdII6}, core-shell disc was achieved and confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The formation of Mn13Cd6 has only been successful with Cd2+ and if the Cd salt is added within the first half hour window when the inner Mn7 has formed. EDX and ICP-AES gave the accurate content and confirm the average found by X-ray diffraction. HR-ESI-MS was even more precise by revealing three prominent molecular species, Mn13Cd6, Mn14Cd5 and Mn15Cd4, having a distribution of metals...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925684/carbon-nanotube-based-ion-selective-sensors-for-wearable-applications
#15
Soumyendu Roy, Moshe David-Pur, Yael Hanein
Wearable electronics offer new opportunities in a wide range of applications, especially sweat analysis using skin sensors. A fundamental challenge in these applications is the formation of sensitive and stable electrodes. In this article we report the development of a wearable sensor based on carbon nanotube (CNT) electrode arrays for sweat sensing. Solid-state ion selective electrodes (ISEs), sensitive to Na+ ions, were prepared by drop coating plasticized poly-vinyl chloride (PVC) doped with ionophore and ion exchanger on CNT electrodes...
September 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925083/selective-knockout-of-astrocytic-na-h-exchanger-isoform-1-reduces-astrogliosis-bbb-damage-infarction-and-improves-neurological-function-after-ischemic-stroke
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Gulnaz Begum, Shanshan Song, Shaoxia Wang, Hanshu Zhao, Mohammad Iqbal H Bhuiyan, Eric Li, Rachel Nepomuceno, Qing Ye, Ming Sun, Michael Joseph Calderon, Donna B Stolz, Claudette St Croix, Simon C Watkins, Yinhuai Chen, Pingnian He, Gary E Shull, Dandan Sun
Stimulation of Na(+) /H(+) exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1) in astrocytes causes ionic dysregulation under ischemic conditions. In this study, we created a Nhe1(flox/flox) (Nhe1(f/f) ) mouse line with exon 5 of Nhe1 flanked with two loxP sites and selective ablation of Nhe1 in astrocytes was achieved by crossing Nhe1(f/f) mice with Gfap-Cre(ERT2) Cre-recombinase mice. Gfap-Cre(ERT2+/-) ;Nhe1(f/f) mice at postnatal day 60-90 were treated with either corn oil or tamoxifen (Tam, 75 mg/kg/day, i.p.) for 5 days. After 30 days post-injection, mice underwent transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) to induce ischemic stroke...
September 19, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925020/one-pot-synthesis-of-size-controllable-core-shell-cds-and-derivative-cds-znxcd1-xs-structures-for-dramatic-photocatalytic-hydrogen-production
#17
Shuangshuang Kai, Baojuan Xi, Yifeng Wang, Shenglin Xiong
Chalcogenide micro/nano composite structures have been attracting world-wide attention due to the enormous prospect of applications in photocatalytic hydrogen production. Well-defined micro/nanostructures, featured with predominant properties, are of extraordinary importance. Herein, we reported a facile one-pot method on synthesis of monodispersed size-controllable CdS and CdS@ZnxCd1-xS core-shell submicrospheres, which were engineered with respect to the structural conformation and size. CdS core-shell submicrospheres with different size were selectively prepared for the first time...
September 18, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924987/influence-of-a-gas-exchange-correction-procedure-on-resting-metabolic-rate-and-respiratory-quotient-in-humans
#18
Jose E Galgani, Mauricio A Castro-Sepulveda
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of a gas exchange correction protocol on resting metabolic rate (RMR) and respiratory quotient (RQ), assessed by a Vmax Encore 29n metabolic cart (SensorMedics Co., Yorba Linda, California) in overnight fasted and fed humans, and to assess the predictive power of body size for corrected and uncorrected RMR. METHODS: Healthy participants (23 M/29 F; 34 ± 9 years old; 26.3 ± 3.7 kg/m(2) ) ingested two 3-hour-apart glucose loads (75 g)...
September 19, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924617/dynamics-of-sodium-current-mediated-early-afterdepolarizations
#19
Daisuke Sato, Colleen E Clancy, Donald M Bers
Early afterdepolarizations (EADs) have been attributed to two primary mechanisms: 1) recovery from inactivation of the L-type calcium (Ca) channel and/or 2) spontaneous Ca release, which depolarizes the membrane potential through the electrogenic sodium-calcium exchanger (NCX). The sodium (Na) current (INa), especially the late component of the Na current, has been recognized as an important player to set up the conditions for EADs by reducing repolarization reserve and increasing intracellular Na concentration, which leads to Ca overload...
September 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924567/rearrangeable-and-exchangeable-optical-module-with-system-on-chip-for-wearable-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-system
#20
Tsukasa Funane, Takashi Numata, Hiroki Sato, Shinsuke Hiraizumi, Yuichi Hasegawa, Hidenobu Kuwabara, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Masashi Kiguchi
We developed a system-on-chip (SoC)-incorporated light-emitting diode (LED) and avalanche photodiode (APD) modules to improve the usability and flexibility of a fiberless wearable functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) system. The SoC has a microprocessing unit and programmable circuits. The time division method and the lock-in method were used for separately detecting signals from different positions and signals of different wavelengths, respectively. Each module autonomously works for this time-divided-lock-in measurement with a high sensitivity for haired regions...
January 2018: Neurophotonics
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