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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738622/a-flow-based-procedure-exploiting-the-lab-in-syringe-approach-for-the-determination-of-ester-content-in-biodiesel-and-diesel-biodiesel-blends
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Samara Soares, Wanessa R Melchert, Fábio R P Rocha
The ester content is an important parameter to be monitored in biodiesel for evaluation of the transesterification reaction yield and for assessing the purity of the final product. This is also a relevant quality parameter in diesel/biodiesel blends to avoid frauds, because legislation establishes a minimum amount of biodiesel to be added to diesel. The official method EN14103 requires the addition of an alternative internal standard (methyl nonadecanoate) for analysis of biodiesel from bovine tallow because the methyl heptadecanoate is found in high amounts in this product...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738582/metaboqc-a-tool-for-correcting-untargeted-metabolomics-data-with-mass-spectrometry-detection-using-quality-controls
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Mónica Calderón-Santiago, María A López-Bascón, Ángela Peralbo-Molina, Feliciano Priego-Capote
Nowadays most metabolomic studies involve the analysis of large sets of samples to find a representative metabolite pattern associated to the factor under study. During a sequence of analyses the instrument signals can be subjected to the influence of experimental variability sources. Implementation of quality control (QC) samples to check the contribution of experimental variability is the most common approach in metabolomics. This practice is based on the filtration of molecular entities experiencing a variation coefficient higher than that measured in the QC data set...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738458/-associations-between-season-of-birth-and-age-both-at-menarche-and-at-menopause
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J H Si, R R Meng, J Lyu, Y Guo, Z Bian, C Q Yu, L Yang, Y L Tan, P Pei, J S Chen, Z M Chen, L M Li
Objective: To examine the associations between season of birth and factors as age at menarche, age at menopause and reproductive span. Methods: A total of 285 186 female from the China Kadoorie Biobank, with complete data on critical variables and had menarche at 9-18 years old, were included. A total of 132 373 female with natural menopause were included for the analysis on age at menopause and reproductive span. Multiple linear regression models were used to assess the associations of birth season and the age at menarche, menopause, and reproductive span...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737965/comparison-of-three-competitive-immunoassays-for-measurement-of-tsh-receptor-antibodies-in-patients-with-graves-disease
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Sara Doroudian, Inge Bülow Pedersen, Cindy Soendersoe Knudsen, Aase Handberg, Stine Linding Andersen
Thyrotropin (TSH) receptor antibodies (TRAb) mediate the hyperthyroidism of Graves' disease (GD). The aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic performance and assay agreement between three immunoassays for the measurement of TRAb in patients with newly diagnosed GD. TRAb was measured with three different assays [H-TRAb (BRAHMS Diagnostica), M22-Man (RSR Limited) and M22-Aut (Roche Diagnostics)] in 387 participants who were recruited from two Danish population-based studies and diagnosed with GD (n = 101), multinodular toxic goitre (n = 88), primary autoimmune hypothyroidism (n = 100) or included as controls (n = 98)...
July 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737258/preclinical-alterations-in-myocardial-microstructure-in-people-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Jennifer E Ho, Youssef Rahban, Harpaul Sandhu, Pranoti G Hiremath, Nir Ayalon, Fuzhong Qin, Alejandro J Perez, Jill Downing, Deepa M Gopal, Susan Cheng, Wilson S Colucci
OBJECTIVE: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) can lead to myocardial fibrosis, diastolic dysfunction, and eventual heart failure. This study evaluated alterations in myocardial microstructure in people with MetS by using a novel algorithm to characterize ultrasonic signal intensity variation. METHODS: Among 254 participants without existing cardiovascular disease (mean age 42 ± 11 years, 75% women), there were 162 with MetS, 47 with obesity without MetS, and 45 nonobese controls...
July 24, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736946/fast-and-reproducible-in-vivo-t1-mapping-of-the-human-cervical-spinal-cord
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Marco Battiston, Torben Schneider, Ferran Prados, Francesco Grussu, Marios C Yiannakas, Sebastien Ourselin, Claudia A M Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, Rebecca S Samson
PURPOSE: To develop a fast and robust method for measuring T1 in the whole cervical spinal cord in vivo, and to assess its reproducibility. METHODS: A spatially nonselective adiabatic inversion pulse is combined with zonally oblique-magnified multislice echo-planar imaging to produce a reduced field-of-view inversion-recovery echo-planar imaging protocol. Multi- inversion time data are obtained by cycling slice order throughout sequence repetitions. Measurement of T1 is performed using 12 inversion times for a total protocol duration of 7 min...
July 24, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736368/-relationship-between-blood-pressure-variability-and-combined-cardiovascular-events-in-5-10-years-in-hypertensive-patients
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Jun Liu, Rui-Xue DU, Liang Wang, Bin Zhu, Lei-Ming Luo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between blood pressure variability (BPV) and combined cardiovascular events in 5-10 years in patients with hypertension. METHODS: A total of 367 hypertensive patients treated in our hospital from January, 2000 to January, 2005 were analyzed, and their BPV was assessed in comparison with 145 normotensive individuals. The hypertensive patients were classified into high BPV group and low BPV group, and the general clinical data and biochemical profiles were compared...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735203/grape-stalk-application-for-caffeine-removal-through-adsorption
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Rodrigo Portinho, Odivan Zanella, Liliana Amaral Féris
Concern over emerging pollutants presence in water resources is growing, justifying the search for alternative or additional techniques to those applied in conventional water treatment processes. Use of adsorption with agricultural wastes directly as adsorbents or as precursors for activated carbon synthesis is a viable method, combining removal efficiency, low cost and biodegradability of the material applied. This study investigated the employability of grape stalk, a waste from grape industrialization process without effective use, in caffeine removal from aqueous solution...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734906/results-from-15years-of-quality-surveillance-for-a-national-indigenous-point-of-care-testing-program-for-diabetes
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Mark Shephard, Anne Shephard, Bridgit McAteer, Tamika Regnier, Kristina Barancek
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes is a major health problem for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Point-of-care testing for haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has been the cornerstone of a long-standing program (QAAMS) to manage glycaemic control in Indigenous people with diabetes and recently, to diagnose diabetes. METHODS: The QAAMS quality management framework includes monthly testing of quality control (QC) and external quality assurance (EQA) samples. Key performance indicators of quality include imprecision (coefficient of variation [CV%]) and percentage acceptable results...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734854/pulse-pressure-variation-as-a-guide-for-volume-expansion-in-dogs-undergoing-orthopedic-surgery
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Denise T Fantoni, Keila K Ida, André M Gimenes, Matheus M Mantovani, Jacqueline R Castro, Geni C F Patrício, Aline M Ambrósio, Denise A Otsuki
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether pulse pressure variation (PPV) can predict fluid responsiveness in healthy dogs during clinical surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. ANIMALS: Thirty-three isoflurane-anesthetized dogs with arterial hypotension during orthopedic surgery. METHODS: Fluid challenge with lactated Ringer's solution (15 mL kg(-1) in 15 minutes) was administered in mechanically ventilated dogs (tidal volume 10 mL kg(-1)) with hypotension [mean arterial pressure (MAP) < 65 mmHg]...
March 22, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733617/partitioning-evapotranspiration-into-green-and-blue-water-sources-in-the-conterminous-united-states
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Naga Manohar Velpuri, Gabriel B Senay
In this study, we combined two 1 km actual evapotranspiration datasets (ET), one obtained from a root zone water balance model and another from an energy balance model, to partition annual ET into green (rainfall-based) and blue (surface water/groundwater) sources. Time series maps of green water ET (GWET) and blue water ET (BWET) are produced for the conterminous United States (CONUS) over 2001-2015. Our results indicate that average green and blue water for all land cover types in CONUS accounts for nearly 70% and 30% of the total ET, respectively...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733466/the-reliability-of-the-american-community-survey-for-injury-surveillance
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Nathaniel Bell, Bo Cai
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the reliability and predictability of 49 socioeconomic indicators constructed from the annual and multiyear American Community Survey (ACS) data cycles for monitoring injury inequalities across the USA. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of the 2006-2013 annual and multiyear county-level ACS data cycles. Indicator reliability was assessed using the margin of error and coefficient of variation (CV). Overlapping multiyear data cycles were assessed for statistical dependence in the estimates...
August 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732655/assessing-variability-in-compliance-with-recommendations-given-by-the-international-diabetes-federation-idf-for-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-primary-care-using-electronic-records-the-apna-study
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Antonio Brugos-Larumbe, Pablo Aldaz-Herce, Francisco Guillen-Grima, Francisco Javier Garjón-Parra, Francisco Javier Bartolomé-Resano, María Teresa Arizaleta-Beloqui, Ignacio Pérez-Ciordia, Ana María Fernández-Navascués, María José Lerena-Rivas, Jesús Berjón-Reyero, Luisa Jusué-Rípodas, Ines Aguinaga-Ontoso
OBJECTIVE: Assess compliance with the IDF recommendations for patients with Diabetes Type2 (DM2), and its variability, by groups of doctors and nurses who provide primary care services in Navarre (Spain). MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGIES: A cross-sectional study of a population of 462,568 inhabitants, aged ≥18 years in 2013, attended by 381 units of doctor/nurse (quota). Clinical data were collected retrospectively through electronic records. Using cluster analysis, we identified two groups of units according to the score for each indicator...
July 18, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731934/long-term-evaluation-of-specular-microscopic-changes-following-nd-yag-iridotomy-in-chronic-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-eyes
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Ramanjit Sihota, Esha Agarwal, Mathew James, Meena Verma, Lalit Kumar, Tanuj Dada, Viney Gupta, Kulwant Singh Kapoor
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate specular microscopy of chronic primary angle-closure glaucoma (CPACG) eyes at least 1 year after Nd:YAG iridotomy, and compare them with CPACG eyes without an iridotomy and age-matched, normal eyes. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Consecutive patients of CPACG at the Glaucoma service were screened. All patients underwent slit-lamp biomicroscopy, +90 D examination, and applanation tonometry. A total of 100 eyes of 100 consecutive patients of CPACG with an Nd:YAG iridotomy performed ≥1 year before, who met all inclusion/exclusion criteria, 60 consecutive CPACG eyes without an iridotomy, and 60 age and refraction-matched control eyes were enrolled...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731929/impact-of-aortic-rather-than-brachial-pulsatile-haemodynamics-on-variations-in-end-organ-measures-across-the-full-adult-blood-pressure-range
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Bryan Hodson, Gavin R Norton, Imraan Ballim, Carlos D Libhaber, Pinhas Sareli, Angela J Woodiwiss
AIMS: To determine the extent to which the adverse effects of blood pressure (BP) are mediated by pulsatile haemodynamic changes across the normotensive as compared with the hypertensive adult brachial BP range, and whether aortic rather than brachial pulsatile changes best index these effects. METHODS: In 1307 community participants, the contribution of pulsatile haemodynamics (applanation tonometry and SphygmoCor software) to variations in left ventricular mass index (LVMI) (echocardiography) (n = 920), carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) (n = 712) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (n = 1164) were assessed...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731755/spacetime-symmetries-and-conformal-data-in-the-continuous-multiscale-entanglement-renormalization-ansatz
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Q Hu, G Vidal
The generalization of the multiscale entanglement renormalization ansatz (MERA) to continuous systems, or cMERA [Haegeman et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 100402 (2013)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.110.100402], is expected to become a powerful variational ansatz for the ground state of strongly interacting quantum field theories. In this Letter, we investigate, in the simpler context of Gaussian cMERA for free theories, the extent to which the cMERA state |Ψ^{Λ}⟩ with finite UV cutoff Λ can capture the spacetime symmetries of the ground state |Ψ⟩...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731652/assessment-of-self-perception-of-physical-fitness-and-proposal-for-standards-among-chilean-adolescent-students-the-eapaf-study
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Marco Cossio-Bolaños, Pablo Vasquez, Cristian Luarte-Rocha, José Sulla-Torres, Rossana Gómez Campos
INTRODUCTION: Physical fitness may be assessed among children and adolescents in a quantitative and qualitative manner. At present, in Chile, there are no tools available to assess self-perception of physical fitness. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable instrument that would allow to assess selfperception of physical fitness among adolescents and propose standards for age and sex. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey was administered among adolescent students from six public schools in the Maule Region, Chile, selected in a probabilistic (stratified) fashion...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731534/internal-quality-control-in-an-academic-cytopathology-laboratory-for-the-introduction-of-a-new-reporting-system-for-endometrial-cytology
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Niki Margari, Abraham Pouliakis, Dionysios Aninos, Christos Meristoudis, Magdalini Stamataki, Ioannis Panayiotides, Petros Karakitsos
BACKGROUND: To evaluate reproducibility of a reporting system for endometrial cytology. METHODS: Cytologic slides from 49 patients, prepared via liquid based cytology, were blindly examined by five cytopathologists of various experience levels, applying a recently introduced reporting system as previously reported. The agreement among cytopathologists was evaluated via Kappa (κ) statistics and the Kendall's Coefficient of Variation (W); cytologic results were compared with the relevant histologic report...
July 21, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730313/derivatization-free-lc-ms-ms-method-for-estrogen-quantification-in-mouse-brain-highlights-a-local-metabolic-regulation-after-oral-versus-subcutaneous-administration
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Ecaterina Lozan, Svitlana Shinkaruk, Shaam Alice Al Abed, Valérie Lamothe, Mylène Potier, Aline Marighetto, Jean-Marie Schmitter, Catherine Bennetau-Pelissero, Corinne Buré
17β-Estradiol (17β-E2) is a steroid with pleiotropic actions. In addition to being a sexual hormone, it is also produced in the brain where it modulates the reproductive axis. It has been shown that 17β-E2 also acts on synaptic plasticity and plays a role in neurological pathways and in neurodegenerative diseases. Assaying this steroid in the brain is thus interesting to improve our knowledge of 17β-E2 effects in the brain. However, 17β-E2 concentration in the central nervous system has been reported to be of a few nanograms per gram wet weight (nanomolar range concentration); therefore, its quantification requires both an efficient extraction process and a sensitive detection method...
July 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728392/effects-of-selection-index-coefficients-that-ignore-reliability-on-economic-weights-and-selection-responses-during-practical-selection
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Kenji Togashi, Kazunori Adachi, Takanori Yasumori, Kazuhiko Kurogi, Takayoshi Nozaki, Akio Onogi, Yamato Atagi, Tsutomu Takahashi
Objective: In practical breeding, selection is often performed by ignoring the accuracy of evaluations and applying economic weights directly to the selection index coefficients of genetically standardized traits. The denominator of the standardized component trait of estimated genetic evaluations in practical selection varies with its reliability. Whereas theoretical methods for calculating the selection index coefficients of genetically standardized traits account for this variation, practical selection ignores reliability and assumes that it is equal to unity for each trait...
May 14, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
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