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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214720/treatment-efficiency-and-economic-feasibility-of-biological-oxidation-membrane-filtration-and-separation-processes-and-advanced-oxidation-for-the-purification-and-valorization-of-olive-mill-wastewater
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L Ioannou-Ttofa, I Michael-Kordatou, S C Fattas, A Eusebio, B Ribeiro, M Rusan, A R B Amer, S Zuraiqi, M Waismand, C Linder, Z Wiesman, J Gilron, D Fatta-Kassinos
Olive mill wastewater (OMW) is a major waste stream resulting from numerous operations that occur during the production stages of olive oil. The resulting effluent contains various organic and inorganic contaminants and its environmental impact can be notable. The present work aims at investigating the efficiency of (i) jet-loop reactor with ultrafiltration (UF) membrane system (Jacto.MBR), (ii) solar photo-Fenton oxidation after coagulation/flocculation pre-treatment and (iii) integrated membrane filtration processes (i...
February 12, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213985/capillary-dynamics-driven-by-molecular-self-layering
#2
Pingkeng Wu, Alex Nikolov, Darsh Wasan
Capillary dynamics is a ubiquitous everyday phenomenon. It has practical applications in diverse fields, including ink-jet printing, lab-on-a-chip, biotechnology, and coating. Understanding capillary dynamics requires essential knowledge on the molecular level of how fluid molecules interact with a solid substrate (the wall). Recent studies conducted with the surface force apparatus (SFA), atomic force microscope (AFM), and statistical mechanics simulation revealed that molecules/nanoparticles confined into the film/wall surfaces tend to self-layer into 2D layer/s and even 2D in-layer with increased confinement and fluid volume fraction...
February 10, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213055/electrophysiological-measurements-that-can-explain-and-guide-temporary-accelerated-pacing-to-avert-re-occurrence-of-torsade-de-pointes-arrhythmias-in-the-canine-chronic-atrioventricular-block-model
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Sofieke C Wijers, Alexandre Bossu, Albert Dunnink, Jet D M Beekman, Rosanne Varkevisser, Alfonso Aranda Hernández, Mathias Meine, Marc A Vos
BACKGROUND: Pacing at higher rates is known to suppress Torsade de Pointes (TdP) arrhythmias. Nevertheless, exact application and mechanism need further clarification. In the anesthetized, canine, chronic atrioventricular block model, ventricular remodeling is responsible for a high and reproducible incidence of TdP upon a challenge with dofetilide. OBJECTIVE: We used this model to investigate by what mechanism accelerated pacing averts TdP and what repolarization parameter could be used to guide temporary applied accelerated pacing (TAP)...
February 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212406/accumulation-of-medium-chain-saturated-fatty-acyl-moieties-in-seed-oils-of-transgenic-camelina-sativa
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Zhaohui Hu, Qian Wu, Jyoti Dalal, Naresh Vasani, Harry O Lopez, Heike W Sederoff, Rongda Qu
With its high seed oil content, the mustard family plant Camelina sativa has gained attention as a potential biofuel source. As a bioenergy crop, camelina has many advantages. It grows on marginal land with low demand for water and fertilizer, has a relatively short life cycle, and is stress tolerant. As most other crop seed oils, camelina seed triacylglycerols (TAGs) consist of mostly long, unsaturated fatty acyl moieties, which is not desirable for biofuel processing. In our efforts to produce shorter, saturated chain fatty acyl moieties in camelina seed oil for conversion to jet fuel, a 12:0-acyl-carrier thioesterase gene, UcFATB1, from California bay (Umbellularia californica Nutt...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209576/differences-in-hemodynamics-and-rupture-rate-of-aneurysms-at-the-bifurcation-of-the-basilar-and-internal-carotid-arteries
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R Doddasomayajula, B Chung, F Hamzei-Sichani, C M Putman, J R Cebral
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral aneurysms in the posterior circulation are known to have a higher rupture risk than those in the anterior circulation. We sought to test the hypothesis that differences in hemodynamics can explain the difference in rupture rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 117 aneurysms, 63 at the tip of the basilar artery (27 ruptured, 36 unruptured, rupture rate = 43%) and 54 at the bifurcation of the internal carotid artery (11 ruptured, 43 unruptured, rupture rate = 20%) were analyzed with image-based computational fluid dynamics...
February 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208488/analysis-of-flame-acceleration-in-open-or-vented-obstructed-pipes
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Vitaly Bychkov, Jad Sadek, V'yacheslav Akkerman
While flame propagation through obstacles is often associated with turbulence and/or shocks, Bychkov et al. [V. Bychkov et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 164501 (2008)10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.164501] have revealed a shockless, conceptually laminar mechanism of extremely fast flame acceleration in semiopen obstructed pipes (one end of a pipe is closed; a flame is ignited at the closed end and propagates towards the open one). The acceleration is devoted to a powerful jet flow produced by delayed combustion in the spaces between the obstacles, with turbulence playing only a supplementary role in this process...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203419/diagnosis-of-mitral-valve-cleft-using-real-time-3-dimensional-echocardiography
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Xinchun Yuan, Aiyun Zhou, Li Chen, Cheng Zhang, Yan Zhang, Pan Xu
BACKGROUND: Mitral valve cleft (MVC) is the most common cause of congenital mitral insufficiency, and MVC may occur alone or in association with other congenital heart lesions. Direct suture and valvuloplasty are the major and effective treatments for mitral regurgitation (MR) caused by MVC. Therefore, it is important to determine the location and magnitude of the pathological damage due to MVC when selecting a surgical procedure for treatment. This study explored the application value of transthoracic real-time 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiography (RT-3DE) in the diagnosis of MVC...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203384/venous-haemodynamics-of-jet-impulse-technology-within-a-lower-limb-fibreglass-cast-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Irene Braithwaite, Stephen Mackintosh, Samantha Buchanan, Kerstin Schwarzenlander, Bernadette De Ruyter
OBJECTIVES: We investigated popliteal venous haemodynamics of the VenaJet Jet Impulse Technology system within a below-knee fibreglass cast. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-four healthy participants aged 18-54 had both feet placed within the Jet Impulse Technology system and were randomised for one or other leg to be within a below-knee fibreglass cast. SETTING: Pacific Radiology, Lower Hutt, Wellington...
February 2017: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203207/morphotype-dependent-flow-characteristics-in-bicuspid-aortic-valve-ascending-aortas-a-benchtop-particle-image-velocimetry-study
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Andrew McNally, Ashish Madan, Philippe Sucosky
The bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a major risk factor for secondary aortopathy such as aortic dilation. The heterogeneous BAV morphotypes [left-right-coronary cusp fusion (LR), right-non-coronary cusp fusion (RN), and left-non-coronary cusp fusion (LN)] are associated with different dilation patterns, suggesting a role for hemodynamics in BAV aortopathogenesis. However, assessment of this theory is still hampered by the limited knowledge of the hemodynamic abnormalities generated by the distinct BAV morphotypes...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203110/variability-in-delivered-dose-and-respirable-delivered-dose-from-nebulizers-are-current-regulatory-testing-guidelines-sufficient-to-produce-meaningful-information
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Ross Hm Hatley, Sarah M Byrne
BACKGROUND: To improve convenience to patients, there have been advances in the operation of nebulizers, resulting in fast treatment times and less drug lost to the environment. However, limited attention has been paid to the effects of these developments on the delivered dose (DD) and respirable delivered dose (RDD). Published pharmacopoeia and ISO testing guidelines for adult-use testing utilize a single breathing pattern, which may not be sufficient to enable effective comparisons between the devices...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198846/femtosecond-two-photon-laser-induced-fluorescence-of-krypton-for-high-speed-flow-imaging
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Yejun Wang, Cade Capps, Waruna D Kulatilaka
Ultrashort-pulse (femtosecond-duration) two-photon laser-induced fluorescence (fs-TPLIF) of an inert gas tracer krypton (Kr) is investigated. A detailed spectroscopic study of fluorescence channels followed by the 5p<sup>'</sup>←←4p excitation of Kr at 204.1 nm is reported. The experimental line positions in the 750-840 nm emission region agree well with the NIST Atomic Spectra Database. The present work provides an accurate listing of relative line strengths in this spectral region. In the range of laser pulse energies investigated, a quadratic dependence was observed between the Kr-TPLIF signal and the laser pulse energy...
February 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198458/a-simple-method-for-noninvasive-quantification-of-pressure-gradient-across-the-pulmonary-valve
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Xueying Zhou, Changyang Xing, Yang Feng, Yunyou Duan, Qiangsun Zheng, Zuojun Wang, Jie Liu, Tiesheng Cao, Lijun Yuan
Pressure gradient across the pulmonary valve (PVPG) is an important hemodynamic variable used in the management of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. However, a reliable noninvasive method is unavailable. We hypothesized that a progressive Muller maneuver would elicit the pulmonary valve premature opening (PVPO) in diastole and that this event would be detectable by Doppler echocardiography. The intrathoracic pressure (ITP) decrease during this maneuver equals PVPG, which may be assessed with a custom airway pressure measurement device...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197219/factors-determining-altered-perfusion-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism-assessed-by-quantified-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-perfusion-scan
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Marc Meysman, Hendrik Everaert, Walter Vincken
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to analyze the evolution of perfusion (Q)-defects in patients treated for acute pulmonary embolism (PE), correlation with baseline parameters and evaluation of recurrence risk. METHODS: This is a single-center prospective observational cohort study in symptomatic normotensive PE. Comparison of the ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (V/Q-SPECT) acquired at baseline with a quantified SPECT (Q-SPECT) repeated at 1 week and 6 months...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195073/effects-of-budesonide-on-the-lung-functions-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-a-saline-lavage-model-of-acute-lung-injury
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D Mokra, P Kosutova, S Balentova, M Adamkov, P Mikolka, J Mokry, M Antosova, A Calkovska
Diffuse alveolar injury, edema, and inflammation are fundamental signs of acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Whereas the systemic administration of corticosteroids previously led to controversial results, this study evaluated if corticosteroids given intratracheally may improve lung functions and reduce edema formation, migration of cells into the lung and their activation in experimentally-induced ALI. In oxygen-ventilated rabbits, ALI was induced by repetitive saline lung lavage, until PaO2 decreased to < 26...
December 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194732/late-post-avr-progression-of-bicuspid-aortopathy-link-to-hemodynamics
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Shiho Naito, Tatiana Gross, Kushtrim Disha, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Hermann Reichenspurner, Evaldas Girdauskas
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The ascending aortic dilatation may progress after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) patients. Our aim was to evaluate rheological flow patterns and histological characteristics of the aneurysmal aorta in BAV patients at the time of reoperative aortic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 13 patients (mean age: 42 ± 9 years, 10 (77%) male) with significant progression of proximal aortopathy after isolated AVR surgery for BAV disease (i...
February 13, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191303/alma-observations-of-the-water-fountain-pre-planetary-nebula-iras-16342-3814-high-velocity-bipolar-jets-and-an-expanding-torus
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R Sahai, W H T Vlemmings, T Gledhill, C Sánchez Contreras, E Lagadec, L-Å Nyman, G Quintana-Lacaci
We have mapped (12)CO J=3-2 and other molecular lines from the "water-fountain" bipolar pre-planetary nebula (PPN) IRAS 16342-3814 with [Formula: see text] resolution using ALMA. We find (i) two very high-speed knotty, jet-like molecular outflows, (ii) a central high-density (> few × 10(6) cm(-3)), expanding torus of diameter 1300 AU, and (iii) the circumstellar envelope of the progenitor AGB, generated by a sudden, very large increase in the mass-loss rate to > 3.5 × 10(-4)M⊙ yr(-1) in the past ~455 yr...
January 20, 2017: Astrophysical Journal. Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190607/patient-specific-assessment-of-hemodynamics-by-computational-fluid-dynamics-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortopathy
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Naoyuki Kimura, Masanori Nakamura, Kenji Komiya, Satoshi Nishi, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Osamu Tanaka, Yoshio Misawa, Hideo Adachi, Koji Kawahito
OBJECTIVE: Hemodynamics related to eccentric blood flow may factor into the development of bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy. We investigated wall shear stress distribution by means of magnetic resonance imaging-based computational fluid dynamics in patients with a bicuspid aortic valve. METHODS: Included were 12 patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (aortic stenosis, n = 11; root enlargement, n = 1). Three patients with a normal tricuspid aortic valve (arch aneurysm, n = 1; descending aortic aneurysm, n = 2) were included for comparison...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190356/hydroperoxide-measurements-during-low-temperature-gas-phase-oxidation-of-n-heptane-and-n-decane
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Anne Rodriguez, Olivier Herbinet, Xiangzan Meng, Christa Fittschen, Zhandong Wang, Lili Xing, Lidong Zhang, Frédérique Battin-Leclerc
A wide range of hydroperoxides (C1-C3 alkyl hydroperoxides, C3-C7 alkenyl hydroperoxides, C7 ketohydroperoxides and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)), as well as ketene and diones, have been quantified during the gas-phase oxidation of n-heptane. Some of these species, as well as C10 alkenyl hydroperoxides and ketohydroperoxides, were also measured during the oxidation of n-decane. These experiments were was performed using an atmospheric jet-stirred reactor at temperatures from 500 to 1100 K and one of three analytical methods: time-of-flight mass spectrometry combined with tunable synchrotron photoionization with a molecular beam sampling: time-of-flight mass spectrometry combined with laser photoionization with a capillary tube sampling, continuous wave cavity ring-down spectroscopy (cw-CRDS) with sonic probe sampling...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186344/non-covalent-interactions-and-internal-dynamics-in-pyridine-ammonia-a-combined-quantum-chemical-and-microwave-spectroscopy-study
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Lorenzo Spada, Nicola Tasinato, Fanny Vazart, Vincenzo Barone, Walther Caminati, Cristina Puzzarini
The 1:1 complex of ammonia with pyridine has been characterized by using state-of-the-art quantum-chemical computations combined with pulsed-jet Fourier-Transform microwave spectroscopy. The computed potential energy landscape pointed out the formation of a stable σ-type complex, which has been confirmed experimentally: the analysis of the rotational spectrum showed the presence of only one 1:1 pyridine - ammonia adduct. Each rotational transition is split into several components due to the internal rotation of NH₃ around its C₃ axis and to the hyperfine structure of both ¹⁴N quadrupolar nuclei, thus providing the unequivocal proof that the two molecules form a σ-type complex involving both a N-H···N and a C-H···N hydrogen bond...
February 10, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182666/direct-protein-introduction-into-plant-cells-using-a-multi-gas-plasma-jet
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Yuki Yanagawa, Hiroaki Kawano, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Hidekazu Miyahara, Akitoshi Okino, Ichiro Mitsuhara
Protein introduction into cells is more difficult in plants than in mammalian cells, although it was reported that protein introduction was successful in shoot apical meristem and leaves only together with a cell-penetrating peptide. In this study, we tried to introduce superfolder green fluorescent protein (sGFP)-fused to adenylate cyclase as a reporter protein without a cell-penetrating peptide into the cells of tobacco leaves by treatment with atmospheric non-thermal plasmas. For this purpose, CO2 or N2 plasma was generated using a multi-gas plasma jet...
2017: PloS One
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