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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431362/rna-aptamer-based-electrochemical-aptasensor-for-c-reactive-protein-detection-using-functionalized-silica-microspheres-as-immunoprobes
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Junchun Wang, Jinjin Guo, Junjun Zhang, Wenjuan Zhang, Yuzhong Zhang
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a widely accepted biomarker of cardiovascular disease and inflammation. In this study, a RNA aptamer-based electrochemical sandwich type aptasensor for CRP detection was described using the functionalized silica microspheres as immunoprobes. Silica microspheres (Si MSs), which have good monodispersity and uniform shape, were firstly synthesized. The silica microspheres functionlized with gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) provided large surface area for immobilizing signal molecules (Zinc ions, Zn(2+)) and antibodies (Ab)...
April 13, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430759/evaluation-of-guidelines-for-injured-children-at-high-risk-for-venous-thromboembolism-a-prospective-observational-study
#2
Rachel M Landisch, Sheila J Hanson, Laura D Cassidy, Kristin Braun, Rowena C Punzalan, David M Gourlay
BACKGROUND: Pharmacologic prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a widely accepted practice in adult trauma patients to prevent associated morbidity and mortality. However, VTE prophylaxis has not been standardized in injured pediatric patients. Our institution identified factors potentially associated with a high risk of VTE in critically injured children that led to prospective implementation of VTE prophylaxis guidelines. We hypothesize that the guidelines are accurate in predicting children at risk for VTE...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430322/prewound-assisted-technique-for-hydrophobic-foldable-intraocular-lens-implantation
#3
Takuya Shiba, Hiroshi Tsuneoka
PURPOSE: To describe a technique for intraocular lens (IOL) implantation that lessens the degree of surgical invasiveness by implanting a tightly rolled IOL through a small incision without touching the eye with the cartridge tip. METHODS: An IOL was inserted through an incision by first allowing the leading haptic to protrude slightly from the cartridge tip. It was then injected through the incision without allowing any part of the cartridge to touch the eye during IOL implantation...
April 7, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430279/microcontact-printing-with-aminosilanes-creating-biomolecule-micro-and-nanoarrays-for-multiplexed-microfluidic-bioassays
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Shivani Sathish, Sébastien G Ricoult, Kazumi Toda-Peters, Amy Q Shen
Microfluidic systems integrated with protein and DNA micro- and nanoarrays have been the most sought-after technologies to satisfy the growing demand for high-throughput disease diagnostics. As the sensitivity of these systems relies on the bio-functionalities of the patterned recognition biomolecules, the primary concern has been to develop simple technologies that enable biomolecule immobilization within microfluidic devices whilst preserving bio-functionalities. To address this concern, we introduce a two-step patterning approach to create micro- and nanoarrays of biomolecules within microfluidic devices...
April 21, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430273/the-interfacing-structural-effect-of-ag-graphene-oxide-nanohybrid-films-on-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering
#5
Young-Kwan Kim, Gyeongsik Ok, Sung-Wook Choi, Hongje Jang, Dal-Hee Min
The interfacing structural effect of Ag/graphene oxide (GO) nanohybrid films on SERS was investigated by using Ag nanostructures immobilized on polyallylamine hydrochloride (PAA) functionalized-GO and reduced GO (RGO) films. We found that the electron transfer from Ag nanostructures to GO derivatives dominantly occurred at the interfaces between Ag nanostructures and the sp(2) carbon domains of GO and RGO films. By utilizing 4-aminothiophenol (4-ATP) as a Raman probe, it was revealed that this electron transfer process augmented the enhancement factor (EF) of 4-ATP up to ∼1...
April 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429417/immobilization-methods-for-the-rapid-total-chemical-synthesis-of-proteins-on-microtiter-plates
#6
Robert Zitterbart, Michael Krumrey, Oliver Seitz
The chemical synthesis of proteins typically involves the solid-phase peptide synthesis of unprotected peptide fragments that are stitched together in solution by native chemical ligation (NCL). The process is slow, and throughput is limited because of the need for repeated high performance liquid chromatography purification steps after both solid-phase peptide synthesis and NCL. With an aim to provide faster access to functional proteins and to accelerate the functional analysis of synthetic proteins by parallelization, we developed a method for the high performance liquid chromatography-free synthesis of proteins on the surface of microtiter plates...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429117/a-comparison-of-mcgrath-mac%C3%A2-and-standard-direct-laryngoscopy-in-simulated-immobilized-cervical-spine-pediatric-intubation-a-manikin-study
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Marcin Madziala, Jacek Smereka, Marek Dabrowski, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
Emergency airway management in children is generally considered to be challenging, and endotracheal intubation requires a high level of personal skills and experience. Immobilization of the cervical spine is indicated in all patients with the risk of any cervical spine injury but significantly aggravates endotracheal intubation. The best airway device in this setting has not been established yet, although the use of videolaryngoscopes is generally promising. Seventy-five moderately experienced paramedics of the Emergency Medical Service of Poland performed endotracheal intubations in a pediatric manikin in three airway scenarios: (A) normal airway, (B) manual in-line cervical immobilization, and (C) cervical immobilization using a Patriot cervical extrication collar and using two airway techniques: (1) McGrath videolaryngoscope and (2) Macintosh blade in a randomized sequence...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428974/perspective-a-toolbox-for-protein-structure-determination-in-physiological-environment-through-oriented-2d-ordered-site-specific-immobilization
#8
M Altissimo, M Kiskinova, R Mincigrucci, L Vaccari, C Guarnaccia, C Masciovecchio
Revealing the structure of complex biological macromolecules, such as proteins, is an essential step for understanding the chemical mechanisms that determine the diversity of their functions. Synchrotron based X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy have made major contributions in determining thousands of protein structures even from micro-sized crystals. They suffer from some limitations that have not been overcome, such as radiation damage, the natural inability to crystallize a number of proteins, and experimental conditions for structure determination that are incompatible with the physiological environment...
July 2017: Structural Dynamics (Melville, N.Y.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428911/early-rehabilitation-of-distal-radius-fractures-stabilized-by-volar-locking-plate-a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study
#9
Stefan Quadlbauer, Christoph Pezzei, Josef Jurkowitsch, Brigitta Kolmayr, Tina Keuchel, Daniel Simon, Thomas Hausner, Martin Leixnering
Background Distal radius fractures are very common and an increased incidence of 50% is estimated by 2030. Therefore, both operative and postsurgical treatment remains pertinent. Main aim in treating intra-articular fractures is to restore the articular surface by internal fixation and early mobilization (EM). Questions/Purposes The purpose of this study was to compare functional results between EM immediately after surgery and 5 weeks of immobilization (IM). Patients and Methods In a randomized prospective study, 30 patients with an isolated distal radius fracture were treated by open reduction and internal fixation using a single volar locking plate excluding bone graft...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428866/capture-efficiency-and-trophic-adaptations-of-a-specialist-and-generalist-predator-a-comparison
#10
Ondřej Michálek, Lenka Petráková, Stano Pekár
Specialist true predators are expected to exhibit higher capture efficiencies for the capture of larger and dangerous prey than generalist predators due to their possession of specialized morphological and behavioral adaptations. We used an araneophagous spider (Lampona murina) and a generalist spider (Drassodes lapidosus) as phylogenetically related model species and investigated their realized and fundamental trophic niches and their efficacy with respect to prey capture and prey handling. The trophic niche of both species confirmed that Lampona had a narrow trophic niche with a predominance of spider prey (including conspecifics), while the niche of Drassodes was wide, without any preference...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428797/silicon-regulates-antioxidant-activities-of-crop-plants-under-abiotic-induced-oxidative-stress-a-review
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REVIEW
Yoon-Ha Kim, Abdul L Khan, Muhammad Waqas, In-Jung Lee
Silicon (Si) is the second most abundant element in soil, where its availability to plants can exhilarate to 10% of total dry weight of the plant. Si accumulation/transport occurs in the upward direction, and has been identified in several crop plants. Si application has been known to ameliorate plant growth and development during normal and stressful conditions over past two-decades. During abiotic (salinity, drought, thermal, and heavy metal etc) stress, one of the immediate responses by plant is the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), such as singlet oxygen ((1)O2), superoxide ([Formula: see text]), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and hydroxyl radicals (OH), which cause severe damage to the cell structure, organelles, and functions...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428694/a-microarray-immunoassay-for-serum-thyrotropin-and-thyroglobulin-using-antibodies-immobilized-on-track-etched-membranes
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Bharti Jain, J Kumarasamy, Chandrakala Gholve, Savita Kulkarni, M G R Rajan
Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) measurements have evolved as important analytes for monitoring the prognosis of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, post-thyroidectomy. Individual analyte immunoassay is the current practice in clinical pathology, but the simultaneous assay for all relevant analytes for a given disease, can reduce assay costs, improve patient compliance and give the clinician more information for an unequivocal diagnosis. Microarray immunoassay (MI) can achieve this goal and, hence, we have developed and validated a immuno-radiometric MI for quantitation of serum TSH and Tg by using highly micro-porous polycarbonate (PC) track-etched membranes (TEM) to immobilize the monoclonal anti-TSH and polyclonal anti-Tg antibodies in ~1 mm diameter spots...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427872/abduction-brace-versus-antirotation-sling-after-arthroscopic-cuff-repair-the-effects-on-pain-and-function
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Freek Hollman, Nienke Wolterbeek, Jacco A C Zijl, Sjoerd P M van Egeraat, Ronald N Wessel
PURPOSE: To study the effects on pain as the main outcome parameter and on function and cuff integrity as the secondary outcome parameters after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in the short term comparing the abduction brace with an antirotation sling for postoperative shoulder immobilization. METHODS: Eligible patients were between the ages of 18 and 75 years who were diagnosed with a traumatic or degenerative tear of the supraspinatus and/or infraspinatus tendon, confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging, for which an arthroscopic footprint repair was indicated and performed...
April 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426220/fluorescent-neuraminidase-assay-based-on-supramolecular-dye-capture-after-enzymatic-cleavage
#14
Wenqi Liu, César F A Gómez-Durán, Bradley D Smith
A conceptually new type of enzymatic cleavage assay is reported that utilizes in-situ supramolecular capture of the fluorescent product. A squaraine-derived substrate with large blocking groups at each end of its structure cannot be threaded by a tetralactam macrocycle until the blocking groups are removed by enzyme cleavage. A prototype design responds to viral neuraminidase, an indicator of influenza infection, and also measures susceptibility of the sample to neuraminidase inhibitor drugs. The substrate structure incorporates three key features; (a) a bis(4-amino-3-hydroxyphenyl)squaraine core with bright deep-red fluorescence and excellent photostability, (b) an N-methyl group at each end of the squaraine core that ensures fast macrocycle threading kinetics, and (c) sialic acid blocking groups that prevent macrocycle threading until they are removed by viral neuraminidase...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425447/development-and-pre-clinical-evaluation-of-recombinant-human-myelin-basic-protein-nano-therapeutic-vaccine-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-mice-animal-model
#15
Medhat A Al-Ghobashy, Aliaa N ElMeshad, Rania M Abdelsalam, Mohammed M Nooh, Muhammad Al-Shorbagy, Götz Laible
Recombinant human myelin basic protein (rhMBP) was previously produced in the milk of transgenic cows. Differences in molecular recognition of either hMBP or rhMBP by surface-immobilized anti-hMBP antibodies were demonstrated. This indicated differences in immunological response between rhMBP and hMBP. Here, the activity of free and controlled release rhMBP poly(ε-caprolactone) nanoparticles (NPs), as a therapeutic vaccine against multiple sclerosis (MS) was demonstrated in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) animal model...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424626/a-rat-immobilization-model-based-on-cage-volume-reduction-a-physiological-model-for-bed-rest
#16
Enrica Marmonti, Sílvia Busquets, Míriam Toledo, Marina Ricci, Marc Beltrà, Victòria Gudiño, Francesc Oliva, José M López-Pedrosa, Manuel Manzano, Ricardo Rueda, Francisco J López-Soriano, Josep M Argilés
Bed rest has been an established treatment in the past prescribed for critically illness or convalescing patients, in order to preserve their body metabolic resource, to prevent serious complications and to support their rapid path to recovery. However, it has been reported that prolonged bed rest can have detrimental consequences that may delay or prevent the recovery from clinical illness. In order to study disuse-induced changes in muscle and bone, as observed during prolonged bed rest in humans, an innovative new model of muscle disuse for rodents is presented...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422820/comparison-of-the-etview-single-lumen-and-macintosh-laryngoscopes-for-endotracheal-intubation-in-an-airway-manikin-with-immobilized-cervical-spine-by-novice-paramedics-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
#17
Pawel Gawlowski, Jacek Smereka, Marcin Madziala, Barak Cohen, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
CONTEXT: Management of the airway of a trauma victim is considered challenging. Various approaches have been described to achieve airway control in this setup; many of them include video-assited viewing of the larynx during intubation. ETView Single Lumen (SL) is a novice single-use endotracheal tube equiped with a video camera and a light source at its distal tip. Its use was previously described in seeral clinical and training setups. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of the VivaSight SL compared with classic direct laryngoscopy performed with a Macintosh blade in a manikin-simulated trauma setup presenting various degrees of airway challenge when performed by inexperienced physicians...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422559/the-influence-of-ambulatory-aid-on-lower-extremity-muscle-activation-during-gait
#18
Michael Sanders, Anton E Bowden, Spencer Baker, Ryan Jensen, McKenzie Nichols
CONTEXT: Foot and ankle injuries are common, and often require a non-weight bearing period of immobilization for the involved leg. This non-weight bearing period usually results in muscle atrophy for the involved leg. There is a dearth of objective data describing muscle activation for different ambulatory aids that are used during the aforementioned non-weight bearing period. OBJECTIVE: To compare activation amplitudes for four leg muscles during (1) able-bodied gait and (2) ambulation involving three different ambulatory aids that can be used during the acute phase of foot and ankle injury care...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422452/enantioselective-synthesis-of-s-naproxen-using-immobilized-lipase-on-chitosan-beads
#19
Saeedeh L Gilani, Ghasem D Najafpour, Hamid D Heydarzadeh, Aliakbar Moghadamnia
S-naproxen by enantioselective hydrolysis of racemic naproxen methyl ester was produced using immobilized lipase. The lipase enzyme was immobilized on chitosan beads, activated chitosan beads by glutaraldehyde, and Amberlite XAD7. In order to find an appropriate support for the hydrolysis reaction of racemic naproxen methyl ester, the conversion and enantioselectivity for all carriers were compared. In addition, effects of the volumetric ratio of two phases in different organic solvents, addition of cosolvent and surfactant, optimum pH and temperature, reusability, and inhibitory effect of methanol were investigated...
April 19, 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422441/recent-advances-of-electrospun-nanofibrous-membranes-in-the-development-of-chemosensors-for-heavy-metal-detection
#20
Nan Zhang, Ruirui Qiao, Jing Su, Juan Yan, Zhiqiang Xie, Yiqun Qiao, Xichang Wang, Jian Zhong
It is critical to detect and analyze the heavy metal pollutions in environments and foods. Chemosensors have been widely investigated for fast detection of analytes such as heavy metals due to their unique advantages. In order to improve the detection sensitivity of chemosensors, recently electrospun nanofibrous membranes (ENMs) have been explored for the immobilization of chemosensors or receptors due to their high surface-to-volume ratio, high porosity, easiness of fabrication and functionalization, controllability of nanofiber properties, low cost, easy detection, no obvious pollution to the detection solution, and easy post-treatment after the detection process...
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