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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731841/survey-of-nutrition-management-practices-in-centers-for-pediatric-intestinal-rehabilitation
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Anita M Nucci, Kipp Ellsworth, Austin Michalski, Emily Nagel, Jackie Wessel
BACKGROUND: Nutrition management of pediatric intestinal failure (IF) requires interdisciplinary coordination of parenteral nutrition (PN) and enteral nutrition (EN) support. Nutrition strategies used by specialists in pediatric intestinal rehabilitation to promote gut adaptation and manage complications have not been previously summarized. METHODS: A practice survey was distributed to members of the dietitian subgroup of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Pediatric Intestinal Failure Section...
July 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731295/biogeochemistry-of-lead-its-release-to-the-environment-and-chemical-speciation
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Jay T Cullen, Jason McAlister
Lead (Pb) is a metal that is not essential for life processes and proves acutely toxic to most organisms. Compared to other metals Pb is rather immobile in the environment but still its biogeochemical cycling is greatly perturbed by human activities. In this review we present a summary of information describing the physical and chemical properties of Pb, its distribution in crustal materials, and the processes, both natural and anthropogenic, that contribute to the metal's mobilization in the biosphere. The relatively high volatility of Pb metal, low melting point, its large ionic radius, and its chemical speciation in aquatic systems contributes to its redistribution by anthropogenic and natural processes...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727945/micronutrient-alterations-during-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-adults-a-retrospective-study
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Amir Y Kamel, Nisha J Dave, Vivian M Zhao, Daniel P Griffith, Michael J Connor, Thomas R Ziegler
BACKGROUND: Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is commonly used to provide renal replacement therapy in the intensive care unit. Limited published data suggest that CRRT may lead to depletion of water-soluble vitamins and trace elements. The goal of this study was to identify the incidence of trace element and vitamin deficiencies in critically ill patients during CRRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is based on a retrospective chart review of patients who were referred to Emory University Hospital's nutrition support services and had at least 1 serum micronutrient level measured during CRRT (thiamin, pyridoxine, ascorbic acid, folate, zinc, and copper) between April 1, 2009, and June 1, 2012...
July 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726692/chemical-speciation-of-trace-metals-in-the-industrial-sludge-of-dhaka-city-bangladesh
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Md Saiful Islam, Md Habibullah Al-Mamun, Ye Feng, Masahiro Tokumura, Shigeki Masunaga
The objective of this study was to assess total concentration and chemical fractionation of trace metals in the industrial wastewater and sludge collected from seven different types of industries in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. The sludge from industries is either dumped on landfills or reused as secondary resources in order to preserve natural resources. Metals were analyzed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The ranges of Cr, Ni, Cu, As, Cd, and Pb in the sludges were 1.4-9,470, 4.8-994, 12...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725970/ion-release-in-ceramic-bearings-for-total-hip-replacement-results-from-an-in-vitro-and-an-in-vivo-study
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Jan Philippe Kretzer, Ulrike Mueller, Marcus R Streit, Hartmuth Kiefer, Robert Sonntag, Robert M Streicher, Joern Reinders
INTRODUCTION: Literature on the potential release of trace elements following implantation of Zirconia-platelet toughened alumina (ZPTA) ceramic components is scant. The present study therefore analysed the in vitro and in vivo potential release of ions from ZPTA bearings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An in vitro and in vivo study was conducted. The in vitro study compared leaching in bovine serum from two groups: ZPTA ceramic heads and Co-28Cr-6Mo alloy heads, both 28-mm diameter...
July 20, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725442/identification-of-dust-storm-origin-in-south-west-of-iran
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Parya Broomandi, Bahram Dabir, Babak Bonakdarpour, Yousef Rashidi
BACKGROUND: Deserts are the main sources of emitted dust, and are highly responsive to wind erosion. Low content of soil moisture and lack of vegetation cover lead to fine particle's release. One of the semi-arid bare lands in Iran, located in the South-West of Iran in Khoozestan province, was selected to investigate Sand and Dust storm potential. METHODS: This paper focused on the metrological parameters of the sampling site, their changes and the relationship between these changes and dust storm occurrence, estimation of Reconaissance Drought Index, the Atterberg limits of soil samples and their relation with soil erosion ability, the chemical composition, size distribution of soil and airborne dust samples, and estimation of vertical mass flux by COMSALT through considering the effect of saffman force and interparticle cohesion forces during warm period (April-September) in 2010...
2017: Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724931/assessing-the-shock-state-of-the-lunar-highlands-implications-for-the-petrogenesis-and-chronology-of-crustal-anorthosites
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J F Pernet-Fisher, K H Joy, D J P Martin, K L Donaldson Hanna
Our understanding of the formation and evolution of the primary lunar crust is based on geochemical systematics from the lunar ferroan anorthosite (FAN) suite. Recently, much effort has been made to understand this suite's petrologic history to constrain the timing of crystallisation and to interpret FAN chemical diversity. We investigate the shock histories of lunar anorthosites by combining Optical Microscope (OM) 'cold' cathodoluminescence (CL)-imaging and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy analyses...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724228/a-new-method-for-correlation-analysis-of-compositional-environmental-data-a-worked-example
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C Reimann, P Filzmoser, K Hron, P Kynčlová, R G Garrett
Most data in environmental sciences and geochemistry are compositional. Already the unit used to report the data (e.g., μg/l, mg/kg, wt%) implies that the analytical results for each element are not free to vary independently of the other measured variables. This is often neglected in statistical analysis, where a simple log-transformation of the single variables is insufficient to put the data into an acceptable geometry. This is also important for bivariate data analysis and for correlation analysis, for which the data need to be appropriately log-ratio transformed...
July 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723941/heat-treatment-as-a-universal-technical-solution-for-silcrete-use-a-comparison-between-silcrete-from-the-western-cape-south-africa-and-the-kalahari-botswana
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Patrick Schmidt, David J Nash, Sheila Coulson, Matthias B Göden, Graeme J Awcock
Heat treatment was one of the first transformative technologies in the southern African Middle Stone Age (MSA), with many studies in the Cape coastal zone of South Africa identifying it as an essential step in the preparation of silcrete prior to its use in stone tool manufacture. To date, however, no studies have investigated whether heat treatment is necessary for all silcrete types, and how geographically widespread heat treatment was in the subcontinent. The aim of this study is to investigate experimentally whether heat treatment continued further north into the Kalahari Desert of Botswana and northernmost South Africa, the closest area with major silcrete outcrops to the Cape...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722459/-mesotherapy-in-trichology
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Stephanie Alexandra Ihrisky
Mesotherapy (from Greek meso = in between, therapeia = treat) is a non-surgical, mostly cosmetic therapy, where active substances are injected intradermally into a depth of about 4 mm. It is an effective and easy-to-use method in the treatment of alopecia. It is effective both in the therapy of androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium. In recent years, it has been massively expanded also among non-medical fields, which has caused its contradictory perception by professional medical circles outside dermatologists...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718676/selenium-zinc-copper-cu-zn-ratio-and-total-antioxidant-status-in-the-serum-of-vitiligo-patients-treated-by-narrow-band-ultraviolet-b-phototherapy
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Marta Wacewicz, Katarzyna Socha, Jolanta Soroczyńska, Marek Niczyporuk, Piotr Aleksiejczuk, Jolanta Ostrowska, Maria H Borawska
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a chronic, depigmenting skin disorder, which pathogenesis is still unknown. Narrow band ultraviolet-B is now one of the most widely used treatment of vitiligo. It was suggested that trace elements may play a role in pathogenesis of vitiligo. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate the concentration of selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) and Cu/Zn ratio as well as total antioxidant status (TAS) in the serum of patients with vitiligo...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715757/trace-element-concentrations-in-the-groundwater-of-the-tamiraparani-river-basin-south-india-insights-from-human-health-risk-and-multivariate-statistical-techniques
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N S Magesh, N Chandrasekar, L Elango
This study investigates the concentration of trace elements in the groundwater of Tamiraparani river basin, South India. 124 groundwater samples were collected representing diverse landuse condition over the study area. The results reveal that the mean concentrations of Fe, Mn, Cu, Cr, Pb, Zn and Ni were 0.269, 0.02, 0.007, 0.007, 0.003, 0.066, and 0.004 ppm respectively. The decreasing trend of trace element content shows the following order: Fe > Zn > Mn > Cu > Cr > Ni > Pb...
July 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710689/assessment-of-major-ions-and-trace-elements-in-groundwater-supplied-to-the-monterrey-metropolitan-area-nuevo-le%C3%A3-n-mexico
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Abrahan Mora, Jürgen Mahlknecht, Laura Rosales-Lagarde, Arturo Hernández-Antonio
The Monterrey metropolitan area (MMA) is the third greatest urban area and the second largest economic city of Mexico. More than four million people living in this megacity use groundwater for drinking, industrial and household purposes. Thus, major ion and trace element content were assessed in order to investigate the main hydrochemical properties of groundwater and determine if groundwater of the area poses a threat to the MMA population. Hierarchical cluster analysis using all the groundwater chemical data showed five groups of water...
August 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710276/atp-binding-and-hydrolysis-disrupts-the-high-affinity-interaction-between-the-heme-abc-transporter-hmuuv-and-its-cognate-substrate-binding-protein
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Hiba Qasem Abdullah, Michal Perach, Nurit Livnat-Levanon, Oded Lewinson
Using the energy of ATP hydrolysis ABC transporters catalyze the trans-membrane transport of molecules. In bacteria they partner with a high affinity substrate binding protein (SBP) to import essential micronutrients. ATP binding by Type-I ABC transporters (importers of amino acids, sugars, peptides, small ions) stabilizes the interaction between the transporter and the SBP, thus allowing transfer of the substrate from the latter to the former. In Type-II ABC transporters (importers of trace elements, e.g., vitamin B12, heme, iron-siderophores) the role of ATP remains debatable...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707246/chemical-characterization-and-receptor-modeling-of-pm10-in-the-surroundings-of-the-opencast-lignite-mines-of-western-macedonia-greece
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Constantini Samara, George Argyropoulos, Theodoros Grigoratos, Αthanasios Kouras, Εvangelia Manoli, Symela Andreadou, Fragkiskos Pavloudakis, Chariton Sahanidis
The Western Macedonian Lignite Center (WMLC) in northwestern Greece is the major lignite center in the Balkans feeding four major power plants of total power exceeding 4 GW. Concentrations of PM10 (i.e., particulate matters with diameters ≤10 μm) are the main concern in the region, and the high levels observed are often attributed to the activities related to power generation. In this study, the contribution of fugitive dust emissions from the opencast lignite mines to the ambient levels of PM10 in the surroundings was estimated by performing chemical mass balance (CMB) receptor modeling...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707237/selenium-protects-against-cadmium-induced-kidney-apoptosis-in-chickens-by-activating-the-pi3k-akt-bcl-2-signaling-pathway
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Rong-Kun Bao, Shu-Fang Zheng, Xin-Yue Wang
Cadmium (Cd) is a toxic heavy metal that can induce apoptosis. Selenium (Se) is a necessary trace element and can antagonize the toxicity of many heavy metals, including Cd. PI3K/AKT/Bcl-2 is a key survival signaling pathway that regulates cellular defense system against oxidative injury as well as cell proliferation, survival, and apoptosis. The antagonistic effects of Se on Cd-induced toxicity have been reported. However, little is known about the effect of Se on Cd-induced apoptosis in chicken kidneys via the PI3K/AKT/Bcl-2 signaling pathway...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704749/key-role-of-the-sorption-process-in-alteration-of-metal-and-metalloid-quantification-by-fouling-development-on-dgt-passive-samplers
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Delphine Devillers, Rémy Buzier, Malgorzata Grybos, Adeline Charriau, Gilles Guibaud
The DGT technique (diffusive gradients in thin films) is widely used for passive sampling of labile trace metals and metalloids in natural waters. Although development of fouling on the protective membranes is frequently observed, its effect on DGT sampling has been barely investigated. This study evaluates the influence of fouling on sampling of trace cationic metals Cd(II), Cu(II), Ni(II) and Pb(II) and oxyanions As(V), Cr(VI), Sb(V) and Se(VI). Fouling was developed in situ on polycarbonate membranes in four diverse natural freshwater environments and sampling alteration was assessed in controlled laboratory experiments...
July 10, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702873/trace-elements-characteristic-based-on-icp-aes-and-the-correlation-of-flavonoids-from-sparganii-rhizoma
#18
Xinsheng Wang, Yanfang Wu, Chengying Wu, Qinan Wu, Qingshan Niu
The aim of the present work was to investigate the trace elements and the correlation with flavonoids from Sparganii rhizoma. The ICP-AES and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy were employed to analyze trace elements and flavonoids. The concentrations of trace elements and flavonoids were calculated using standard curve. The content of flavonoids was expressed as rutin equivalents. The cluster analysis was applied to evaluate geographical features of S. rhizoma from different geographical regions. The correlation analysis was used to obtain the relationship between the trace elements and flavonoids...
July 13, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702099/strategies-for-early-metabolic-disturbances-in-patients-with-an-end-jejunostomy-or-end-ileostomy-experience-from-a-specialized-home-parenteral-nutrition-hpn-center
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Michał Ławiński, Dominika Haraszczuk, Aleksandra Gradowska, Justyna Z Kostro, Agnieszka Bzikowska, Jacek Sobocki
INTRODUCTION: An end stoma syndrome is usually the result of an intentional surgical intervention in the course of staged treatment or a complication of surgery. These patients most frequently suffer from water and electrolyte disturbances, malnutrition syndromes caused by malabsorption of trace elements and/or vitamins, and undernutrition. AIM: To present early metabolic disturbances observed in patients with an end jejunostomy or end ileostomy syndrome on the first day of their hospitalization in a specialist Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) center...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702080/investigation-of-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-production-via-online-determination-of-viscosity-and-oxygen-transfer-rate-in-shake-flasks
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Lena Regestein Née Meissner, Julia Arndt, Thomas G Palmen, Tim Jestel, Hitoshi Mitsunaga, Eiichiro Fukusaki, Jochen Büchs
BACKGROUND: Poly(γ-glutamic acid) (γ-PGA) is a biopolymer with many useful properties making it applicable for instance in food and skin care industries, in wastewater treatment, in biodegradable plastics or in the pharmaceutical industry. γ-PGA is usually produced microbially by different Bacillus spp. The produced γ-PGA increases the viscosity of the fermentation broth. In case of shake flask fermentations, this results in an increase of the volumetric power input. The power input in shake flasks can be determined by measuring the torque of an orbitally rotating lab shaker...
2017: Journal of Biological Engineering
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