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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331852/no-time-to-waste-organic-waste-nanosizing-converts-remains-of-food-processing-into-refined-materials
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Sharoon Griffin, Muhammad Sarfraz, Verda Farida, Muhammad Jawad Nasim, Azubuike P Ebokaiwe, Cornelia M Keck, Claus Jacob
Modern food processing results in considerable amounts of side-products, such as grape seeds, walnut shells, spent coffee grounds, and harvested tomato plants. These materials are still rich in valuable and biologically active substances and therefore of interest from the perspective of waste management and "up-cycling". In contrast to traditional, often time consuming and low-value uses, such as vermicomposting and anaerobic digestion, the complete conversion into nanosuspensions unlocks considerable potentials of and new applications for such already spent organic materials without the need of extraction and without producing any additional waste...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331224/centrifugal-partition-chromatography-enables-selective-enrichment-of-trimeric-and-tetrameric-proanthocyanidins-for-biomaterial-development
#2
Rasika S Phansalkar, Joo-Won Nam, Shao-Nong Chen, James B McAlpine, Ariene A Leme, Berdan Aydin, Ana-Karina Bedran-Russo, Guido F Pauli
Proanthocyanidins (PACs) find wide applications for human use including food, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and pharmaceuticals. The chemical complexity associated with PACs has triggered the development of various chromatographic techniques, with countercurrent separation (CCS) gaining in popularity. This study applied the recently developed DESIGNER (Depletion and Enrichment of Select Ingredients Generating Normalized Extract Resources) approach for the selective enrichment of trimeric and tetrameric PACs using centrifugal partition chromatography (CPC)...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330890/audit-of-referrals-for-concern-regarding-labial-appearance-at-the-royal-children-s-hospital-2000-2012
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Sarah K McQuillan, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Sonia R Grover
AIM: To audit the clinical features and outcomes for all patients referred to our centre with concerns regarding labial appearance. METHODS: Young females referred to a paediatric/adolescent gynaecology tertiary centre between 2000 and 2012 with concerns regarding their labial appearance were retrospectively identified. Adolescents presenting with anomalies were excluded. Retrospective chart review was undertaken to identify reasons for referral, patient characteristics, outcome of referral and concurrent health problems...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330276/cutaneous-mycobacterium-massiliense-infection-from-tattooing-a-common-yet-under-reported-and-persistent-epidemic-hazard-for-dermatologists
#4
Lymaries Velez, Jennifer Harb, Stephanie Anuszewski, Stanton Wesson
Tattoo popularity continues to rise, with 3 in 10 Americans bearing at least one. Among tattoo complications, non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has emerged as a global public health concern. NTM infections associated with tattooing of immunocompetent individuals have occurred as sporadic cases and community outbreaks. Water sources are considered the major pathogenic reservoirs. Tattoo-related inoculation has been linked to contamination of ink, either during the manufacturing process or during dilution of black ink using non-sterile water...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330174/views-and-experiences-of-seeking-information-and-help-for-vitiligo-a-qualitative-study-of-written-accounts
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Emma Teasdale, Ingrid Muller, Amirah Abdullah Sani, Kim S Thomas, Beth Stuart, Miriam Santer
OBJECTIVES: Vitiligo is a relatively common autoimmune condition causing loss of skin pigment. Around 1 in 100 people in the UK develop vitiligo. It can have a significant impact on quality of life for many of those affected. How people access information and help for vitiligo may influence how they manage such impact. We aimed to explore people's views and experiences of seeking health information and help for vitiligo. DESIGN: Qualitative analysis of free-text responses to four open-ended questions in an online survey...
January 11, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330068/engineering-of-hydroxymandelate-synthases-and-the-aromatic-amino-pathway-enables-de-novo-biosynthesis-of-mandelic-and-4-hydroxymandelic-acid-with-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Mara Reifenrath, Eckhard Boles
Mandelic acid (MA) and 4-hydroxymandelic acid (HMA) are valuable specialty chemicals used as precursors for flavors as well as for cosmetic and pharmaceutical purposes. Today they are mainly synthesized chemically. Their synthesis through microbial fermentation would allow for environmentally sustainable production. In this work, we engineered the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae for high-level production of MA and HMA. Expressing the hydroxymandelate synthase from Amycolatopsis orientalis in a yeast wild type strain resulted in the production of 119mg/L HMA from glucose...
January 9, 2018: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329235/a-review-of-the-biological-activities-of-microalgal-carotenoids-and-their-potential-use-in-healthcare-and-cosmetic-industries
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REVIEW
Ramaraj Sathasivam, Jang-Seu Ki
Carotenoids are natural pigments that play pivotal roles in many physiological functions. The characteristics of carotenoids, their effects on health, and the cosmetic benefits of their usage have been under investigation for a long time; however, most reviews on this subject focus on carotenoids obtained from several microalgae, vegetables, fruits, and higher plants. Recently, microalgae have received much attention due to their abilities in producing novel bioactive metabolites, including a wide range of different carotenoids that can provide for health and cosmetic benefits...
January 12, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329073/nanobiostructure-of-fibrous-like-alumina-functionalized-with-an-analog-of-the-bp100-peptide-synthesis-characterization-and-biological-applications
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L M F C Torres, N A Braga, I P Gomes, M T Almeida, T L Santos, J P de Mesquita, L M da Silva, H R Martins, K C Kato, W T P Dos Santos, J M Resende, M C Pereira, M P Bemquerer, M A Rodrigues, R M Verly
The functionalization of alumina nanoparticles of specific morphology with antimicrobial peptides (AMP) can be a promising strategy for modeling medical devices and packaging materials for cosmetics, medicines or food, since the contamination by pathogens could be reduced. In this paper, we show the synthesis of a fibrous-like alumina nanobiostructure, as well as its functionalization with the peptide EAAA-BP100, an analog of the antimicrobial peptide BP100. The antibacterial activity of the obtained material against some bacterial strains is also investigated...
January 3, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326494/experience-of-an-academic-institute-in-importing-a-novel-preclinical-drug-into-india
#9
M Praveen Kumar, Bikash Medhi
The article throws light on the process of importing a novel preclinical drug into India based on the real-life experience from one of our studies. A novel drug "X" acting through a new mechanism of action was hypothesized by us to function as a neuroprotectant. It was decided to import this novel drug from a university located in Brazil. An official collaboration pact was exchanged between both the sides. In accordance with the Indian Drug and Cosmetics Act 1940, unauthorized import of drug into India is not permitted...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325984/minimally-invasive-repair-of-pectus-carinatum
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Mustafa Yuksel, Tunc Lacin, Nezih Onur Ermerak, Esra Yamansavci Sirzai, Bihter Sayan
BACKGROUND: The second most common deformity of the anterior chest wall, pectus carinatum, is a diverse deformity that has been largely managed using open techniques. This study reviews clinical experience with a newly designed bar for minimally invasive repair of pectus carinatum. METHODS: We reviewed the records of all patients recorded in our Chest Wall Deformities Clinical Database. Between January 2006 and November 2016, minimally invasive repair of pectus carinatum was performed in 172 patients...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325384/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-strabismus-caused-by-nasal-endoscopic-surgery
#11
L K Ai, X Wu, J N Wang, J Li, Y Wu, J Zhou, W X Song, R L Guo
Objective: Strabismus with diplopia is the main orbital complication of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). This study was to analyze clinical findings, treatment and outcomes of such cases. Methods: Retrospective case series. Twenty-three cases were divided into 3 groups based on the disease severity: group A, partial transection of the medial rectus muscle, group B, complete transection of the medical rectus, group C, transection of the medial rectus combined with the other orbital injuries. Complete ophthalmology examinations, including eye alignment, eye motility, force duction test, force generation test, general eye exam, and medical imaging (orbital CT or MRI), were performed for each case...
December 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324789/an-l213a-variant-of-%C3%AE-glycosidase-from-sulfolobus-solfataricus-with-increased-%C3%AE-l-arabinofuranosidase-activity-converts-ginsenoside-rc-to-compound-k
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Ji-Hyeon Choi, Kyung-Chul Shin, Deok-Kun Oh
Compound K (C-K) is a crucial pharmaceutical and cosmetic component because of disease prevention and skin anti-aging effects. For industrial application of this active compound, the protopanaxadiol (PPD)-type ginsenosides should be transformed to C-K. β-Glycosidase from Sulfolobus solfataricus has been reported as an efficient C-K-producing enzyme, using glycosylated PPD-type ginsenosides as substrates. β-Glycosidase from S. solfataricus can hydrolyze β-d-glucopyranoside in ginsenosides Rc, C-Mc1, and C-Mc, but not α-l-arabinofuranoside in these ginsenosides...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324642/antibacterial-and-antioxidant-capacities-and-attenuation-of-lipid-accumulation-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-by-low-molecular-weight-fucoidans-prepared-from-compressional-puffing-pretreated-sargassum-crassifolium
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Chun-Yung Huang, Chia-Hung Kuo, Chia-Hsin Lee
In this study, we extracted fucoidan from compressional-puffing-pretreated Sargassum crassifolium by hot water. The crude extract of fucoidan (SC) was degraded by various degradation reagents and four low-molecular-weight (LMW) fucoidans, namely SCO (degradation by hydrogen peroxide), SCA (degradation by ascorbic acid), SCOA (degradation by hydrogen peroxide + ascorbic acid), and SCH (degradation by hydrogen chloride) were obtained. The degradation reagents studied could effectively degrade fucoidan into LMW fucoidans, as revealed by intrinsic viscosity, agarose gel electrophoresis, and molecular weight analyses...
January 11, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324218/hours-lost-to-planned-and-unplanned-dental-visits-among-us-adults
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Uma Kelekar, Shillpa Naavaal
INTRODUCTION: Poor oral health is associated with lost hours at work or school, which may affect a person's productivity. The objective of our study was to estimate work or school hours lost to dental visits among adults aged 18 and older by the types of visits (emergency or unplanned; routine, planned, or orthodontic; or cosmetic) and to determine the factors associated with hours lost. METHODS: We used the most recent Oral Health Supplement data, from the 2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), to estimate the total hours lost at work or school for dental visits among adults in the United States...
January 11, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322881/radiofrequency-ablation-of-primary-thyroid-carcinoma-efficacy-according-to-the-types-of-thyroid-carcinoma
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So Yeong Jeong, Jung Hwan Baek, Young Jun Choi, Sae Rom Chung, Tae Yon Sung, Won Gu Kim, Tae Yong Kim, Jeong Hyun Lee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound (US)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) according to the types of thyroid carcinoma, particularly in patients with a high surgical risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight patients with nine tumors of pathologically proven papillary and anaplastic carcinoma were treated by US-guided RFA. Patients with primary thyroid carcinoma were divided into three groups; group 1: Anaplastic carcinoma, group 2: papillary macrocarcinoma, and group 3: papillary microcarcinoma...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322827/hypofractionated-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-toxicity-and-cosmetic-outcome-from-a-prospective-series
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Fiorenza De Rose, Antonella Fogliata, Davide Franceschini, Cristina Iftode, Rosalba Torrisi, Giovanna Masci, Andrea Sagona, Corrado Tinterri, Alberto Testori, Wolfgang Gatzemeier, Bethania Fernandes, Daoud Rahal, Luca Cozzi, Armando Santoro, Marta Scorsetti
OBJECTIVE: Hypofractionated radiotherapy in early stage breast cancer is an effective adjuvant treatment, but there is a lack of randomized data for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Aim of this study is the evaluation of skin toxicity and cosmesis, and early clinical outcome of DCIS patients enrolled in an institutional phase II trial of hypofractionated breast irradiation. METHODS: One hundred thirty-seven DCIS patients were enrolled in the trial...
January 11, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319538/-hidden-occupational-allergens-such-as-additives
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Santiago Quirce, Darío Antolín-Amérigo, Javier Domínguez-Ortega
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With the development of innovative technologies, new agents are continually introduced to the workplace. Some of these agents can act as hidden allergens whenever they are not declared in the product labels or whenever their health hazards are unknown. This review article focuses on the identification and description of unusual and/or hidden allergens recently incriminated in occupational diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: Occupational exposure is an important global health issue that can induce respiratory and cutaneous disorders, as well as life-threatening anaphylaxis...
January 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319444/use-of-2-octyl-cyanoacrylate-for-wound-closure-in-a-modified-roberts-bistner-procedure-for-eyelid-agenesis-in-five-cats-nine-eyes
#18
Zoe Reed, Clinton J Doering, Paul M Barrett
CASE DESCRIPTION 5 cats (9 eyes) were evaluated for surgical correction of bilateral eyelid agenesis. CLINICAL FINDINGS All eyes lacked > 25% of the temporal upper eyelid, and all cats had clinical signs attributable to chronic ocular exposure. Abnormalities were limited to the ocular surface in the 4 female cats, whereas the sole male cat had additional abnormalities consistent with anterior segment dysgenesis. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME A modified Roberts-Bistner procedure involving 2-octyl cyanoacrylate (2OCA) was performed on 9 eyes; 1 eye was enucleated...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319278/the-use-of-minoxidil-in-the-treatment-of-male-and-female-androgenetic-alopecia-a-story-of-more-than-30-years
#19
Mauro Barbareschi
Even if minoxidil has been known for over 30 years as "hair growth stimulator" the precise mechanism of its action is not completely elucitated. Minoxidil shortens telogen, accelerates telogen-exogen phase and causes the premature entry of resting hair follicles into anagen phase. Moreover, minoxidil increases hair follicle size. A large part of hair treatment scientific literature confirms the efficacy of topically applied minoxidil in humans. In particular, patients treated with minoxidil showed a significant increase in "non vellus" hair count starting from baseline...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319206/butyl-paraben-promotes-apoptosis-in-human-trophoblast-cells-through-increased-oxidative-stress-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Changwon Yang, Whasun Lim, Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song
Butyl paraben (BP) has antimicrobial effects and is widely used as a preservative in cosmetics, foods, and pharmaceuticals. It is also absorbed into various tissues of the human body. It is known that BP is measurable in maternal and fetal tissues during pregnancy, but the effects of BP on placental development, essential for maintaining normal pregnancy, are unclear. Therefore, we investigated the effect of BP on the proliferation, apoptosis, and invasiveness of human trophoblast cells, using an HTR8/SVneo cell line...
January 10, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
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