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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544898/aerosol-and-snow-transfer-processes-an-investigation-on-the-behavior-of-water-soluble-organic-compounds-and-ionic-species
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Elena Barbaro, Roberta Zangrando, Sara Padoan, Ornela Karroca, Giuseppa Toscano, Warren R L Cairns, Carlo Barbante, Andrea Gambaro
The concentrations of water-soluble compounds (ions, carboxylic acids, amino acids, sugars, phenolic compounds) in aerosol and snow have been determined at the coastal Italian base "Mario Zucchelli" (Antarctica) during the 2014-2015 austral summer. The main aim of this research was to investigate the air-snow transfer processes of a number of classes of chemical compounds and investigate their potential as tracers for specific sources. The composition and particle size distribution of Antarctic aerosol was measured, and water-soluble compounds accounted for 66% of the PM10 total mass concentration...
May 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544897/size-resolved-aerosol-water-soluble-ions-during-the-summer-and-winter-seasons-in-beijing-formation-mechanisms-of-secondary-inorganic-aerosols
#2
Zirui Liu, Yuzhu Xie, Bo Hu, Tianxue Wen, Jinyuan Xin, Xingru Li, Yuesi Wang
Size-segregated water-soluble ionic species (WSIs) were measured using an Anderson cascade impactor from Jul. to Aug. 2008 and from Dec. 2009 to Feb. 2010 in urban Beijing. The results showed that fine particles (PM2.1, Dp < 2.1 μm) accounted for ∼49% (summer) and ∼34% (winter) of the total particulate mass, and WSIs accounted for 23-82% of the mass concentration of PM2.1. Secondary inorganic aerosols (SIAs, the sum of SO4(2-), NO3(-) and NH4(+)) accounted for more than 30% of the fine particles, which were greatly elevated during particle pollution events (PM events), thereby leading to an alteration of the size distributions of SO4(2-) and NO3(-) to nearly single fine-mode distributions peaking at 0...
May 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544727/ultraviolet-radiation-accelerates-nras-mutant-melanomagenesis-a-cooperative-effect-blocked-by-sunscreen
#3
Rebecca C Hennessey, Andrea M Holderbaum, Anamaria Bonilla, Conor Delaney, James E Gillahan, Kathleen L Tober, Tatiana M Oberyszyn, Jonathan H Zippin, Christin E Burd
To mitigate melanoma risk, sunscreen use is widely advocated; yet, the ability of sunscreens to prevent melanoma remains controversial. Here, we test the tenet that sunscreens limit melanoma risk by blocking ultraviolet radiation (UV)-induced DNA damage using murine models that recapitulate the genetics and spontaneous evolution of human melanoma. We find that a single, non-erythematous dose of UV dramatically accelerates melanoma onset and increases tumor multiplicity in mice carrying an endogenous, melanocyte-specific NRas(61R) allele...
May 24, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542301/electronic-cigarette-aerosols-suppress-cellular-antioxidant-defenses-and-induce-significant-oxidative-dna-damage
#4
Vengatesh Ganapathy, Jimmy Manyanga, Lacy Brame, Dehra McGuire, Balaji Sadhasivam, Evan Floyd, David A Rubenstein, Ilangovan Ramachandran, Theodore Wagener, Lurdes Queimado
BACKGROUND: Electronic cigarette (EC) aerosols contain unique compounds in addition to toxicants and carcinogens traditionally found in tobacco smoke. Studies are warranted to understand the public health risks of ECs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the genotoxicity and the mechanisms induced by EC aerosol extracts on human oral and lung epithelial cells. METHODS: Cells were exposed to EC aerosol or mainstream smoke extracts and DNA damage was measured using the primer anchored DNA damage detection assay (q-PADDA) and 8-oxo-dG ELISA assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541868/perceptions-of-harm-to-children-exposed-to-secondhand-aerosol-from-electronic-vapor-products-styles-survey-2015
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Kimberly H Nguyen, Van T Tong, Kristy Marynak, Brian A King
INTRODUCTION: The US Surgeon General has concluded that e-cigarette aerosol is not harmless and can contain harmful and potentially harmful chemicals, including nicotine. We assessed factors associated with adults' perceptions of harm related to children's exposure to secondhand aerosol from electronic vapor products (EVPs). METHODS: Data came from the 2015 Styles, an Internet panel survey of US adults aged 18 years or older (n = 4,127). Respondents were asked whether they believe aerosol from other people's EVPs causes children harm...
May 25, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541501/satellite-based-estimates-of-long-term-exposure-to-fine-particulate-matter-are-associated-with-c-reactive-protein-in-30%C3%A2-034-taiwanese-adults
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Zilong Zhang, Ly-Yun Chang, Alexis K H Lau, Ta-Chien Chan, Yuan Chieh Chuang, Jimmy Chan, Changqing Lin, Wun Kai Jiang, Keith Dear, Benny C Y Zee, Eng-Kiong Yeoh, Gerard Hoek, Tony Tam, Xiang Qian Lao
Background: Particulate matter (PM) air pollution is associated with the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, the biological mechanism underlying the associations remains unclear. Atherosclerosis, the underlying pathology of cardiovascular disease, is a chronic inflammatory process. We therefore investigated the association of long-term exposure to fine PM (PM 2.5 ) with C-reactive protein (CRP), a sensitive marker of systemic inflammation, in a large Taiwanese population...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540589/erratum-to-calcipotriol-plus-betamethasone-dipropionate-aerosol-foam-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-sub-group-analysis-of-the-pso-able-study
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Carle Paul, Craig Leonardi, Alan Menter, Kristian Reich, Linda Stein Gold, Richard B Warren, Anders Møller, Mark Lebwohl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540500/effect-of-relative-humidity-on-bipolar-electrostatic-charge-profiles-of-dry-powder-aerosols
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Jiaqi Yu, Jennifer Wong, Ari Ukkonen, Jonna Kannosto, Hak-Kim Chan
PURPOSE: This work investigated the effect of relative humidity (RH) on bipolar electrostatic charge profiles of dry powder inhaler aerosols using the Bipolar Charge Analyzer (BOLAR). METHODS: Two commercial products, Pulmicort® (400 μg, budesonide) and Bricanyl® (500 μg, terbutaline sulfate) Turbuhaler®, were used as model dry powder inhalers (DPIs) in this study. Three individual doses from each Turbuhaler® were sampled at 15, 40, 65 and 90% RH. Subsequently, charge and mass profiles were determined for each dispersion...
May 24, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539224/inhaled-enac-antisense-oligonucleotide-ameliorates-cystic-fibrosis-like-lung-disease-in-mice
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Jeff R Crosby, Chenguang Zhao, Chong Jiang, Dong Bai, Melanie Katz, Sarah Greenlee, Hiroshi Kawabe, Michael McCaleb, Daniela Rotin, Shuling Guo, Brett P Monia
BACKGROUND: Epithelial sodium channel (ENaC, Scnn1) hyperactivity in the lung leads to airway surface dehydration and mucus accumulation in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and in mice with CF-like lung disease. METHODS: We identified several potent ENaC specific antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) and tested them by inhalation in mouse models of CF-like lung disease. RESULTS: The inhaled ASOs distributed into lung airway epithelial cells and decreased ENaC expression by inducing RNase H1-dependent degradation of the targeted Scnn1a mRNA...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538609/critical-care-interventions-for-asthmatic-patients-admitted-from-the-emergency-department-to-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Kristen Michelle Cundiff, James M Gerard, Robert G Flood
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency and predictors of critical interventions in asthmatic patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at a tertiary-care pediatric hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients admitted from our emergency department (ED) to the PICU for treatment of status asthmaticus between January 1, 2008, and March 31, 2013. Patients with concomitant medical conditions and those who received a critical intervention, other than continuously aerosolized albuterol, in the ED before admission were excluded...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537259/the-interfacial-structure-of-water-droplets-in-a-hydrophobic-liquid
#11
Nikolay Smolentsev, Wilbert J Smit, Huib J Bakker, Sylvie Roke
Nanoscopic and microscopic water droplets and ice crystals embedded in liquid hydrophobic surroundings are key components of aerosols, rocks, oil fields and the human body. The chemical properties of such droplets critically depend on the interfacial structure of the water droplet. Here we report the surface structure of 200 nm-sized water droplets in mixtures of hydrophobic oils and surfactants as obtained from vibrational sum frequency scattering measurements. The interface of a water droplet shows significantly stronger hydrogen bonds than the air/water or hexane/water interface and previously reported planar liquid hydrophobic/water interfaces at room temperature...
May 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537035/characteristics-of-columnar-aerosol-optical-and-microphysical-properties-retrieved-from-the-sun-photometer-and-its-impact-on-radiative-forcing-over-skukuza-south-africa-during-1999-2010
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Ayodele Joseph Adesina, Stuart Piketh, Raghavendra Kumar Kanike, Sivakumar Venkataraman
The detailed analysis of columnar optical and microphysical properties of aerosols obtained from the AErosol RObotic NETwork (AERONET) Cimel sun photometer operated at Skukuza (24.98° S, 31.60° E, 150 m above sea level), South Africa was carried out using the level 2.0 direct sun and inversion products measured during 1999-2010. The observed aerosol optical depth (AOD) was generally low over the region, with high values noted in late winter (August) and mid-spring (September and October) seasons. The major aerosol types found during the study period were made of 3...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536962/trace-element-contents-in-fine-particulate-matter-pm2-5-in-urban-school-microenvironments-near-a-contaminated-beach-with-mine-tailings-cha%C3%A3-aral-chile
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Stephanie Mesías Monsalve, Leonardo Martínez, Karla Yohannessen Vásquez, Sergio Alvarado Orellana, José Klarián Vergara, Miguel Martín Mateo, Rogelio Costilla Salazar, Mauricio Fuentes Alburquenque, Dante D Cáceres Lillo
Air quality in schools is an important public health issue because children spend a considerable part of their daily life in classrooms. Particulate size and chemical composition has been associated with negative health effects. We studied levels of trace element concentrations in fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in indoor versus outdoor school settings from six schools in Chañaral, a coastal city with a beach severely polluted with mine tailings. Concentrations of trace elements were measured on two consecutive days during the summer and winter of 2012 and 2013 and determined using X-ray fluorescence...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536796/development-and-evaluation-of-a-family-of-human-face-and-upper-airway-models-for-the-laboratory-testing-of-orally-inhaled-products
#14
Mark W Nagel, Jason A Suggett, Dominic P Coppolo, Jolyon P Mitchell
Many orally inhaled products are supplied with a facemask instead of a mouthpiece, enabling aerosolized medication to be transferred from the inhaler to the lungs when the user lacks the capability to use a mouthpiece. Until recently, laboratory evaluation of an orally inhaled product-facemask was frequently undertaken by removing the facemask, treating the facemask adapter as being equivalent to a mouthpiece. Measurements of delivered drug mass were therefore subject to bias arising from the absence of dead volume, had the facemask been present...
May 23, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536654/recent-advances-in-capsule-based-dry-powder-inhaler-technology
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Federico Lavorini, Massimo Pistolesi, Omar S Usmani
Pulmonary drug delivery is currently the focus of accelerated research and development because of the potential to produce maximum therapeutic benefit to patients by directly targeting drug to the site of pathology in the lungs. Among the available delivery options, the dry powder inhaler (DPI) is the preferred device for the treatment of an increasingly diverse range of diseases. However, because drug delivery from a DPI involves a complex interaction between the device and the patient, the engineering development of this medical technology is proving to be a great challenge...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535818/rapid-evaporative-ionisation-mass-spectrometry-of-electrosurgical-vapours-for-the-identification-of-breast-pathology-towards-an-intelligent-knife-for-breast-cancer-surgery
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Edward R St John, Julia Balog, James S McKenzie, Merja Rossi, April Covington, Laura Muirhead, Zsolt Bodai, Francesca Rosini, Abigail V M Speller, Sami Shousha, Rathi Ramakrishnan, Ara Darzi, Zoltan Takats, Daniel R Leff
BACKGROUND: Re-operation for positive resection margins following breast-conserving surgery occurs frequently (average = 20-25%), is cost-inefficient, and leads to physical and psychological morbidity. Current margin assessment techniques are slow and labour intensive. Rapid evaporative ionisation mass spectrometry (REIMS) rapidly identifies dissected tissues by determination of tissue structural lipid profiles through on-line chemical analysis of electrosurgical aerosol toward real-time margin assessment...
May 23, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535631/-a-multi-center-study-for-the-association-between-the-perception-and-control-of-disease-among-asthmatic-patients-in-chinese-urban-areas
#17
Y Nong, J T Lin, W Q Wang, X Zhou, C Z Wang, M Huang, S X Cai, P Chen, Q C Lin, J Y Zhou, Y H Gu, Y D Yuan, D J Sun, X H Yang, L Yang, J M Huo, Z C Chen, P Jiang, J Zhang, X W Ye, H G Liu, H P Tang, R Y Liu, C T Liu, W Zhang, C P Hu, Y Q Chen, X J Liu, L M Dai, W Zhou, Y J Huang, J Y Xu
Objective: To investigate the current perception of disease among asthmatic patients in Chinese urban areas, and to address its association with asthma control. Methods: This was a nationwide, multi-center, cross-sectional study covering 30 third-level, grade A hospitals in 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions (not including Tibet) across Chinese mainland. The survey was carried out from October 2015 to May 2016. Asthmatic outpatients were selected to receive face-to-face questionnaire survey on asthma control including Asthma Control Test (ACT) score, classification of asthma control level[according to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 2015 classification system, as assessed by the physician completing the survey], perception of asthma (including question 1: nature of asthma as a disease; question 2: selection of first-line therapeutic agents to be regularly used daily for asthma; question 3: appropriate timing of the use of short-acting aerosols of β(2) receptor agonists; and question 4: therapeutic goals for asthma)...
May 16, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535590/emission-of-volatile-organic-compounds-and-production-of-secondary-organic-aerosol-from-stir-frying-spices
#18
Tengyu Liu, Qianyun Liu, Zijun Li, Lei Huo, ManNin Chan, Xue Li, Zhen Zhou, Chak K Chan
Cooking is an important source of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and a potential source of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) both indoors and outdoors. In this study, VOC emissions from heating corn oil and stir-frying spices (i.e. garlic, ginger, myrcia and zanthoxylum piperitum (Sichuan pepper)) were characterized using an on-line membrane inlet vacuum ultraviolet single-photon ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer (VUV-SPI-TOFMS). VOC emissions from heating corn oil were dominated by aldehydes, which were enhanced by factors of one order of magnitude when stir-frying spices...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535589/water-soluble-organic-aerosols-in-indo-gangetic-plain-igp-insights-from-aerosol-mass-spectrometry
#19
Abhishek Chakraborty, Pradhi Rajeev, Prashant Rajput, Tarun Gupta
Filter samples collected during winter of 2015-16 from two polluted urban locations (Allahabad and Kanpur) residing within Indo-Gangetic plain (IGP) showed high levels of water-soluble organic aerosols (WSOA). Total organic aerosols (OA) in submicron fraction, measured at Kanpur in real time via Aerosol Mass Spectrometer also showed substantially high concentration levels. WSOA to OA contribution in Kanpur was found to be very high (around 55%) indicating significant contributions from secondary OA (SOA). On average, WSOA oxidation ratio (O/C) was found to be higher (15-20%) in Kanpur than at Allahabad...
May 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534494/airborne-observations-reveal-elevational-gradient-in-tropical-forest-isoprene-emissions
#20
Dasa Gu, Alex B Guenther, John E Shilling, Haofei Yu, Maoyi Huang, Chun Zhao, Qing Yang, Scot T Martin, Paulo Artaxo, Saewung Kim, Roger Seco, Trissevgeni Stavrakou, Karla M Longo, Julio Tóta, Rodrigo Augusto Ferreira de Souza, Oscar Vega, Ying Liu, Manish Shrivastava, Eliane G Alves, Fernando C Santos, Guoyong Leng, Zhiyuan Hu
Isoprene dominates global non-methane volatile organic compound emissions, and impacts tropospheric chemistry by influencing oxidants and aerosols. Isoprene emission rates vary over several orders of magnitude for different plants, and characterizing this immense biological chemodiversity is a challenge for estimating isoprene emission from tropical forests. Here we present the isoprene emission estimates from aircraft eddy covariance measurements over the Amazonian forest. We report isoprene emission rates that are three times higher than satellite top-down estimates and 35% higher than model predictions...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
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