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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793160/water-footprint-characteristic-of-less-developed-water-rich-regions-case-of-yunnan-china
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Yiying Qian, Huijuan Dong, Yong Geng, Shaozhuo Zhong, Xu Tian, Yanhong Yu, Yihui Chen, Dana Avery Moss
Rapid industrialization and urbanization pose pressure on water resources in China. Virtual water trade proves to be an increasingly useful tool in water stress alleviation for water-scarce regions, while bringing opportunities and challenges for less developed water-rich regions. In this study, Yunnan, a typical province in southwest China, was selected as the case study area to explore its potential in socio-economic development in the context of water sustainability. Both input-output analysis and structural decomposition analysis on Yunnan's water footprint for the period of 2002-2012 were performed at not only an aggregated level but also a sectoral level...
March 30, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792986/model-based-nir-spectroscopy-implementation-for-in-line-assay-monitoring-during-a-pharmaceutical-suspension-manufacturing-process
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Maxim Verstraeten, Daan Van Hauwermeiren, Mario Hellings, Eline Hermans, Jeroen Geens, Chris Vervaet, Ingmar Nopens, Thomas De Beer
The implementation of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) instruments is generally achieved stochastically. Sub-optimal PAT locations could introduce variation in the measurements which is not related to the analyte of interest. For this reason, rational approaches should be considered to establish an optimal sensor placement where relevant measurements are possible and the impact of disturbances is minimized. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how mechanistic modelling can support appropriate sensor implementation by means of a case study...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792080/stakeholders-resistance-to-telemedicine-with-focus-on-physicians-utilizing-the-delphi-technique
#3
Woo Seok Choi, Joowoong Park, Jin Young Brian Choi, Jae-Suk Yang
Introduction Sufficient infrastructure for information and communications technology (ICT) and a well-established policy are necessary factors for smooth implementation of telemedicine. However, despite these necessary conditions being met, there are situations where telemedicine still fails to be accepted as a system due to the low receptivity of stakeholders. In this study, we analyse stakeholders' resistance to an organization's implementation of telemedicine. Focusing on the physicians' interests, we propose a strategy to minimize conflicts and improve acceptance...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790856/surface-terminations-of-hematite-i-%C3%AE-i-fe-sub-2-sub-o-sub-3-sub-exposed-to-oxygen-hydrogen-or-water-dependence-on-the-dft-methodology
#4
Richard Baochang Wang, Anders Hellman
Hematite ($\alpha$-Fe$_2$O$_3$) is the most stable and abundant iron oxide
 in nature, and is used in many important environmental and industrial
 technologies, such as waste-water treatment, gas sensors, and
 photoelectrocatalysis. A clear understanding of
 the structure, composition, and chemistry of the hematite surface 
 is crucial for improving its function in these technologies. The (0001) 
 facet is reported to dominate under natural 
 conditions, while the specific terminations depend strongly on
 preparation conditions...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790723/training-the-skull-base-surgeon-of-the-future-a-comprehensive-approach
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Mohammed Aref, A Samy Youssef
The tremendous advances in endoscopic skull base surgery added new a set of intricate less invasive approaches to the neurosurgical armamentarium. The new generations of neurosurgeons face the challenge of adopting the ever-changing technology and quickly learning modern surgical techniques beyond the traditional neurosurgery comfort zone. The future skull base surgeon must be well trained and knowledgeable in all surgical portals to the skull base in order to select the safest least invasive, most direct approach that offers the optimum exposure to handle a complex skull base pathology...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789420/glycosylation-of-recombinant-anticancer-therapeutics-in-different-expression-systems-with-emerging-technologies
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REVIEW
Tariq Nadeem, Mohsin Ahmad Khan, Bushra Ijaz, Nadeem Ahmed, Zia Ur Rahman, Muhammad Shahzad Latif, Qurban Ali, Muhammad Adeel Rana
Glycosylation, a posttranslational modification, has a major role in recombinant anticancer therapeutic proteins, as most of the approved recombinant therapeutics are glycoproteins. The constant amino acid sequence of therapeutics determines the enzymatic activity, while the presence of glycans influences their pharmacokinetics, solubility, distribution, serum half-life, effector function, and binding to receptors. Glycoproteins expressed in different expression systems acquire their own oligosaccharides, which increases the protein diversity...
May 22, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787889/diagnosis-of-bloodstream-infections-from-positive-blood-cultures-and-directly-from-blood-samples-recent-developments-in-molecular-approaches
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Nilay Peker, Natacha Couto, Bhanu Sinha, John W Rossen
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections are a major cause of death with increasing incidence and severity. Blood cultures are still the gold standard for microbiological diagnosis, but are rather slow. Molecular methods can be used as add-on complementary assays. They can be useful to speed up microbial identification and to predict antimicrobial susceptibility, applied to direct blood samples or positive blood cultures. AIM: To review recent developments in molecular based diagnostic platforms used for the identification of bloodstream infections, with a focus on assays performed directly on blood samples and positive blood cultures...
May 19, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787414/perioperative-peripheral-nerve-injury-after-general-anesthesia-a-qualitative-systematic-review
#8
Jason Chui, John M Murkin, Karen L Posner, Karen B Domino
Perioperative peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is a well-recognized complication of general anesthesia that continues to result in patient disability and malpractice claims. However, the multifactorial etiology of PNI is often not appreciated in malpractice claims given that most PNI is alleged to be due to errors in patient positioning. New advances in monitoring may aid anesthesiologists in the early detection of PNI. This article reviews recent studies of perioperative PNI after general anesthesia and discusses the epidemiology and potential mechanisms of injury and preventive measures...
May 21, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785952/diagnostic-accuracy-of-point-of-care-natriuretic-peptide-testing-for-chronic-heart-failure-in-ambulatory-care-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kathryn S Taylor, Jan Y Verbakel, Benjamin G Feakins, Christopher P Price, Rafael Perera, Clare Bankhead, Annette Plüddemann
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care natriuretic peptide tests in patients with chronic heart failure, with a focus on the ambulatory care setting. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Ovid Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Embase, Health Technology Assessment Database, Science Citation Index, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index until 31 March 2017...
May 21, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785766/schizophyllum-commune-an-unexploited-source-for-lignocellulose-degrading-enzymes
#10
REVIEW
Omar Eduardo Tovar-Herrera, Adriana Mayrel Martha-Paz, Yordanis Pérez-LLano, Elisabet Aranda, Juan Enrique Tacoronte-Morales, María Teresa Pedroso-Cabrera, Katiushka Arévalo-Niño, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol, Ramón Alberto Batista-García
Lignocellulose represents the most abundant source of carbon in the Earth. Thus, fraction technology of the biomass turns up as an emerging technology for the development of biorefineries. Saccharification and fermentation processes require the formulation of enzymatic cocktails or the development of microorganisms (naturally or genetically modified) with the appropriate toolbox to produce a cost-effective fermentation technology. Therefore, the search for microorganisms capable of developing effective cellulose hydrolysis represents one of the main challenges in this era...
May 21, 2018: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785737/clinical-proteomics-closing-the-gap-from-discovery-to-implementation
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Maria Frantzi, Agnieszka Latosisnka, Georgia Kontostathi, Harald Mischak
Clinical proteomics, the application of proteome analysis to serve a clinical purpose, represents a major field in the area of proteome research. Over 1000 manuscripts on this topic are published each year, with numbers continuously increasing. However, the anticipated outcome, the transformation of the reported findings into improvements in patient management, is not immediately evident. In this article we investigate the value and validity of selected clinical proteomics findings, and assess how far implementation has progressed...
May 21, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785291/using-novel-technology-to-augment-complex-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-single-basilar-segmentectomy
#12
Zaid M Abdelsattar, Shanda H Blackmon
There are many novel technologies that enable complex segmentectomy to be performed. As lung cancer screening becomes more prevalent, patients are increasingly diagnosed with early stage lung cancer, multifocal disease, and second primary tumors. This shift to an earlier clinical presentation combined with advances in technology and an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques have led to the current developments we are now seeing with anatomic segmentectomy. In this paper, we describe the operative technique of an indocyanine green (ICG)-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) single basilar segmental resection, augmented with methylene blue dye marker localization via SuperDimension electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784601/the-anatomage-table-and-the-placement-of-titanium-mesh-for-the-management-of-orbital-floor-fractures
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Matteo Brucoli, Francesca Boccafoschi, Paolo Boffano, Emanuele Broccardo, Arnaldo Benech
OBJECTIVE: The anatomy of the head and neck region is complex as are its implications for maxillofacial pathologic conditions and their surgical treatments. We hypothesize that the assessment of the surgical management of orbital floor fractures by using titanium mesh could represent an appropriate first experimental field for the use of the Anatomage Table in maxillofacial surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Patients with unilateral orbital floor fractures were searched for in the hospital database of Novara University Hospital, Novara, Italy...
May 2, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784152/laboratory-investigations-in-uveitis-current-practice-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Amit Palkar, Radha Annamalai, Jyotirmay Biswas
Diagnosis and management of uveitis always remains a challenge to the treating ophthalmologists. Rapid diagnosis and timely initiation of appropriate, effective treatment in uveitis are the critical determinants that lead to good visual outcome and reduce the risk of ocular morbidity. In the last decade, significant progress has been made in molecular diagnostic modalities and in development of newer diagnostic tools, which included serological tests and imaging techniques. However, a tailored approach to laboratory investigations based on meticulous history and comprehensive ocular evaluation has been propounded as the gold standard for successful management of an uveitic entity...
June 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783793/summary-of-u-s-injuries-and-fatalities-involving-entrapment-and-suffocation-in-grain-transport-vehicles
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Yuan-Hsin Cheng, William E Field, Salah F Issa, Kevin Kelley, Matthew Heber, Robert Turner
Since 1978, the Purdue University Agricultural Safety and Health Program has managed a surveillance effort and database to collect information on documented injuries and fatalities in all forms of U.S. agricultural confined spaces. The database currently contains 1,968 cases documented in the U.S. between 1964 and 2016. Of these cases, 174 (8.8%) involved entrapment or suffocation in grain transport vehicles (GTVs), including gravity-flow wagons, semi-truck trailers, and other agricultural transport vehicles that have limited access and are not considered normal work spaces or are classified as confined spaces...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782883/a-new-outlook-on-cholinergic-interneurons-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia
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REVIEW
Melissa M Conti, Nicole Chambers, Christopher Bishop
Traditionally, dopamine (DA) and acetylcholine (ACh) striatal systems were considered antagonistic and imbalances or aberrant signaling between these neurotransmitter systems could be detrimental to basal ganglia activity and pursuant motor function, such as in Parkinson's disease (PD) and L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID). Herein, we discuss the involvement of cholinergic interneurons (ChIs) in striatally-mediated movement in a healthy, parkinsonian, and dyskinetic state. ChIs integrate numerous neurotransmitter signals using intrinsic glutamate, serotonin, and DA receptors and convey the appropriate transmission onto nearby muscarinic and nicotinic ACh receptors to produce movement...
May 18, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782054/assessment-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-transmission-across-an-alginate-barrier-used-for-the-encapsulation-of-porcine-islets
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Claire Crossan, Nizar I Mourad, Karen Smith, Pierre Gianello, Linda Scobie
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous implantation of a macroencapsulated patch containing human allogenic islets has been successfully used to alleviate type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in a human recipient without the need for immunosuppression. The use of encapsulated porcine islets to treat T1DM has also been reported. Although no evidence of pathogen transfer using this technology has been reported to date, we deemed it appropriate to determine if the encapsulation technology would prevent the release of virus, in particular, the porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV)...
May 21, 2018: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779958/development-of-an-anti-epo-antibody-detection-kit-based-on-lab-on-a-chip-and-bridging-antibody-technologies
#18
Jin-Gyo Oh, Jihyun Seong, Sunmi Han, Tae-Hwe Heo
Immunogenicity is a major concern in the use of biological drugs. In particular, antibody-mediated pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a rare condition that is caused by administration of recombinant erythropoietin. There are numerous assay platforms for detect EPO anti-drug antibody (ADA), and most have appropriate assay sensitivity, but in need of improvement in terms of assay turnaround time and user accessibility. Here, the new method was developed based on lab-on-a-chip technology and bridging ELISA. The FREND™ Cartridge is equipped with a microfluidic lateral flow channel, enabling easy, fast and accurate immunoassays with small sample volumes...
May 17, 2018: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779724/the-emerging-use-of-social-media-for-health-related-purposes-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-scoping-review
#19
Emily Hagg, V Susan Dahinten, Leanne M Currie
BACKGROUND: Social media allows for instant access to, and dissemination of, information around the globe. Access to social media in low- and middle-income countries has increased exponentially in recent years due to technological advances. Despite this growth, the use of social media in low- and middle-income countries is less well-researched than in high-income countries. OBJECTIVE: To identify, explore and summarize the current state of the literature on the use of social media for health in low- and middle-income countries...
July 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778161/buses-retrofitting-with-diesel-particle-filters-real-world-fuel-economy-and-roadworthiness-test-considerations
#20
Rafael Fleischman, Ran Amiel, Jan Czerwinski, Andreas Mayer, Leonid Tartakovsky
Retrofitting older vehicles with diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a cost-effective measure to quickly and efficiently reduce particulate matter emissions. This study experimentally analyzes real-world performance of buses retrofitted with CRT DPFs. 18 in-use Euro III technology urban and intercity buses were investigated for a period of 12months. The influence of the DPF and of the vehicle natural aging on buses fuel economy are analyzed and discussed. While the effect of natural deterioration is about 1...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
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