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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810758/molecular-conformation-of-linear-alkane-molecules-from-gas-phase-to-bulk-water-through-the-interface
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Ezequiel L Murina, Roberto Fernández-Prini, Claudio Pastorino
We studied the behavior of long chain alkanes (LCAs) as they were transferred from gas to bulk water, through the liquid-vapor interface. These systems were studied using umbrella sampling molecular dynamics simulation and we have calculated properties like free energy profiles, molecular orientation, and radius of gyration of the LCA molecules. The results show changes in conformation of the solutes along the path. LCAs adopt pronounced molecular orientations and the larger ones extend appreciably when partially immersed in the interface...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808762/relationships-between-more-than-90-coronary-luminal-narrowing-induced-by-ergonovine-provocation-test-and-ecg-ischemic-change-as-well-as-chest-symptoms
#2
Shozo Sueda, Hiroaki Kohno
In the clinic, patients with ≥90% luminal narrowing during ergonovine (ER) testing had variable response. We investigated ischemic findings and chest symptoms in patients with ≥90% luminal narrowing when performing ER tests, retrospectively. We performed 1210 ER tests over 26 years (1991-2016). We analyzed chest symptoms and positive ischemic ECG changes during ER tests. More than 90% luminal narrowing was found in 352 patients (29.1%) including 211 patients in the right coronary artery (RCA) and 217 patients in the left coronary artery (LCA)...
August 14, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806609/sleep-disturbances-in-young-and-middle-aged-adults-empirical-patterns-and-related-factors-from-an-epidemiological-survey
#3
Wulf Rössler, Vladeta AjdacicGross, Nick Glozier, Stephanie Rodgers, Helene Haker, Mario Müller
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests that sleep disorders are highly associated with other mental health problems. However, sleep problems even below the diagnostic threshold of sleep disorders are very common in the general population, which highly affects wellbeing and functioning. In order to broaden the focus beyond those severe cases we explored empirical patterns across the whole spectrum of sleep problems as well as associated clinical and other factors. METHOD: A representative community sample of N=1274 residents from the canton of Zurich was interviewed for sleep problems and diagnostic criteria for mental disorders as well as was given a number of mental health-related psychometrical checklists...
July 21, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806555/environmental-and-socio-economic-sustainability-appraisal-of-contaminated-land-remediation-strategies-a-case-study-at-a-mega-site-in-china
#4
Yinan Song, Deyi Hou, Junli Zhang, David O'Connor, Guanghe Li, Qingbao Gu, Shupeng Li, Peng Liu
Green and sustainable remediation (GSR) has become a global trend in the contaminated land remediation field. Growing numbers of countries have adopted GSR procedures published in regulatory and/or technical guidance. China is fast becoming one of the largest remediation markets in the world, and is beginning to engage with GSR. Among other efforts, a taskforce is currently developing the first Chinese technical standard on GSR. This paper presents the context positioning and development of a sustainable remediation assessment indicator set for China...
August 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806547/environmental-life-cycle-assessment-of-seafood-production-a-case-study-of-trawler-catches-in-tunisia
#5
Khaled Abdou, Didier Gascuel, Joël Aubin, Mohamed Salah Romdhane, Frida Ben Rais Lasram, François Le Loc'h
The Gulf of Gabes is one of the most productive fishery areas in the southern Mediterranean Sea. It is archetypal of an ecosystem in which the effects of fisheries are most pronounced. Demersal trawling is the main fishing activity in the Gulf of Gabes. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was applied to assess the environmental performance landing 1t of seafood with wooden demersal trawlers in the Gulf of Gabes. Impact categories included in the study were abiotic depletion potential (ADP), acidification potential (AP), eutrophication potential (EP), global warming potential (GWP), ozone depletion potential (ODP), photochemical oxidant formation potential (POFP), human toxicity potential (HTP), marine eco-toxicity potential (METP), terrestrial eco-toxicity potential (TETP), land occupation potential (LOP), and total cumulative energy demand (TCED)...
August 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806210/risk-stratification-for-major-postoperative-complications-in-patients-undergoing-intra-abdominal-general-surgery-using-latent-class-analysis
#6
Minjae Kim, Melanie M Wall, Guohua Li
BACKGROUND: Preoperative risk stratification is a critical element in assessing the risks and benefits of surgery. Prior work has demonstrated that intra-abdominal general surgery patients can be classified based on their comorbidities and risk factors using latent class analysis (LCA), a model-based clustering technique designed to find groups of patients that are similar with respect to characteristics entered into the model. Moreover, the latent risk classes were predictive of 30-day mortality...
August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804388/patterns-of-productive-activity-engagement-among-older-adults-in-urban-china
#7
Huiying Liu, Wei Qun Lou
This study aims to identify patterns of productive activity engagement among older adults in urban China. Once patterns are identified, we further explore how a set of individual characteristics is associated with these patterns. Using data from the 2011 baseline survey of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS), we performed a latent class analysis (LCA) on a national representative sample of adults aged 60 years and over (N = 3019). A specified range of productive activity indicators that fit the context of urban China was used for performing LCA (including working, grandchildren's care, parental care, spousal care, informal helping, and formal volunteering)...
December 2016: European Journal of Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803740/vorinostat-renders-the-replication-competent-latent-reservoir-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-vulnerable-to-clearance-by-cd8-t-cells
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Julia A Sung, Katherine Sholtis, Jennifer Kirchherr, Joann D Kuruc, Cynthia L Gay, Jeffrey L Nordstrom, Catherine M Bollard, Nancie M Archin, David M Margolis
Latently human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected cells are transcriptionally quiescent and invisible to clearance by the immune system. To demonstrate that the latency reversing agent vorinostat (VOR) induces a window of vulnerability in the latent HIV reservoir, defined as the triggering of viral antigen production sufficient in quantity and duration to allow for recognition and clearance of persisting infection, we developed a latency clearance assay (LCA). The LCA is a quantitative viral outgrowth assay (QVOA) that includes the addition of immune effectors capable of clearing cells expressing viral antigen...
July 29, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803145/plasmix-management-lca-of-six-possible-scenarios
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R Cossu, F Garbo, F Girotto, F Simion, A Pivato
Only a small percentage of the separately collected plastic is recycled. The mechanical selection process of source segregated plastic materials generates considerable amounts of residues that are commonly named as Plasmix. By means of a life cycle assessment (LCA) modelling, the environmental performances of the main Plasmix management options (thermal treatment, energy recovery, and landfilling) were compared. Six treatment scenarios, with different pre-treatment alternatives, were evaluated. Landfilling after waste washing and Plasmix substitution of coke in a blast furnace represent the most favorable options, since the performances of thermal treatment and energy recovery are worsened by specific emissions of a variety of toxic compounds and heavy metals within plastic materials as additives...
August 9, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798691/fentanyl-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-stemness-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-upregulating-%C3%AE-1-6-fucosylation-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#10
Hong-Fang Yang, Ming Yu, Hui-Dan Jin, Jia-Qi Yao, Zhi-Li Lu, Iddrisu B Yabasin, Qiu Yan, Qing-Ping Wen
Cancer pain is a common and severe complication of human breast cancer, and relieving pain is fundamental strategy in the treatment. Fentanyl, as an opioid analgesic, is widely used in breast cancer patients. However, little is known about its effects on stemness and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of breast cancer cells. Aberrant protein glycosylation is involved in cancer malignancy. The α1, 6-fucosylation is an important type of glycosylation, and the elevated α1, 6-fucosylation catalyzed by fucosyltransferase VIII (FUT8) is found in many tumors...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797625/environmental-performance-of-household-waste-management-in-europe-an-example-of-7-countries
#11
Susanna Andreasi Bassi, Thomas H Christensen, Anders Damgaard
An attributional life cycle assessment (LCA) of the management of 1ton of household waste was conducted in accordance with ISO 14044:2006 and the ILCD Handbook for seven European countries, namely Germany, Denmark, France, UK, Italy, Poland and Greece, representing different household waste compositions, waste management practices, technologies, and energy systems. National data were collected from a range of sources regarding household waste composition, household sorting efficiency, collection, waste treatments, recycling, electricity and heat composition, and technological efficiencies...
August 7, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796442/total-environmental-impacts-of-biofuels-from-corn-stover-using-a-hybrid-life-cycle-assessment-lca-model-combining-process-lca-and-economic-input-output-lca
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Changqi Liu, Yaji Huang, Xinye Wang, Yang Tai, Lingqin Liu, Hao Liu
Studies on the environmental analysis of biofuels by fast pyrolysis and hydroprocessing (BFPH) have so far only focused on the environmental impacts from direct emissions and included few indirect emissions. The influence of ignoring some indirect emissions on the environmental performance of BFPH has not been well investigated and hence is not really understood. In addition, in order to avoid shifting environmental problems from one media to another, a comprehensive assessment of environmental impacts caused by the processes must quantify the environmental emissions to all media (air, water, and land) in relation to each life cycle stage...
August 10, 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783568/evaluation-of-bioaugmentation-using-multiple-life-cycle-assessment-approaches-a-case-study-of-constructed-wetland
#13
Xinyue Zhao, Jixian Yang, Xuedong Zhang, Li Wang, Fang Ma
Bioaugmentation is a promising technology to enhance the removal of specific pollutants; however, environmental impacts of implementing bioaugmentation have not been considered in most studies. Appropriate methodology is required for the evaluation from both in-depth and comprehensive perspectives, which leads to this study initiating the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) of bioaugmentation. Two LCA methods (CML and e-Balance) were applied to a bioaugmentation case with the aim of illustrating how to evaluate the environmental impacts of bioaugmentation from different perspectives based on the selection of different LCA methods...
July 29, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783022/environmental-life-cycle-assessment-on-the-separation-of-rare-earth-oxides-through-solvent-extraction
#14
Ehsan Vahidi, Fu Zhao
Over the past decade, Rare Earth Elements (REEs) have gained special interests due to their significance in many industrial applications, especially those related to clean energy. While REEs production is known to cause damage to the ecosystem, only a handful of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) investigations have been conducted in recent years, mainly due to lack of data and information. This is especially true for the solvent extraction separation of REEs from aqueous solution which is a challenging step in the REEs production route...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781157/comparative-environmental-evaluation-of-construction-waste-management-through-different-waste-sorting-systems-in-hong-kong
#15
Md Uzzal Hossain, Zezhou Wu, Chi Sun Poon
This study aimed to compare the environmental performance of building construction waste management (CWM) systems in Hong Kong. Life cycle assessment (LCA) approach was applied to evaluate the performance of CWM systems holistically based on primary data collected from two real building construction sites and secondary data obtained from the literature. Different waste recovery rates were applied based on compositions and material flow to assess the influence on the environmental performance of CWM systems...
August 3, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776699/poly-n-acryloxysuccinimide-co-ethylene-glycol-dimethacrylate-precursor-monolith-and-its-post-polymerization-modification-with-alkyl-ligands-trypsin-and-lectins-for-reversed-phase-chromatography-miniaturized-enzyme-reactors-and-lectin-affinity-chromatography
#16
Murthy Jonnada, Ziad El Rassi
This investigation was aimed at introducing a monolithic precursor that can be conveniently grafted with the desired chromatographic ligand via the process of post polymerization modification (PPM). The precursor was obtained by the in-situ polymerization of N-acryloxysuccinimide (NAS) and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EDMA) in a narrow bore stainless steel column of 1 mm i.d. yielding a poly(NAS-co-EDMA) monolithic column designated as the NASM column. In a first PPM, the NASM column was bonded with octadecyl (OD) ligands yielding a nonpolar NASM-OD column that proved useful for RPC of proteins in gradient elution at increasing %ACN in the mobile phase...
August 4, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775358/integrate-life-cycle-assessment-and-risk-analysis-results-not-methods
#17
Igor Linkov, Benjamin D Trump, Ben A Wender, Thomas P Seager, Alan J Kennedy, Jeffrey M Keisler
Two analytic perspectives on environmental assessment dominate environmental policy and decision-making: risk analysis (RA) and life-cycle assessment (LCA). RA focuses on management of a toxicological hazard in a specific exposure scenario, while LCA seeks a holistic estimation of impacts of thousands of substances across multiple media, including non-toxicological and non-chemically deleterious effects. While recommendations to integrate the two approaches have remained a consistent feature of environmental scholarship for at least 15 years, the current perception is that progress is slow largely because of practical obstacles, such as a lack of data, rather than insurmountable theoretical difficulties...
August 4, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769589/exploring-symptoms-of-somatization-in-chronic-widespread-pain-latent-class-analysis-and-the-role-of-personality
#18
Andrea Burri, Peter Hilpert, Peter McNair, Frances M Williams
Chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain (CWP) is a condition manifesting varied co-symptomatology and considerable heterogeneity in symptom profiles. This poses an obstacle for disease definition and effective treatment. Latent class analysis (LCA) provides an opportunity to find subtypes of cases in multivariate data. In this study, LCA was used to investigate whether and how individuals with CWP could be classified according to 12 additional somatic symptoms (migraine headaches, insomnia, stiffness, etc.)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762290/implications-of-synkinesis-in-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis
#19
Yu-Cheng Pei, Wei-Han Chang, Hsiu-Feng Chuang, Chia-Fen Chang, Tuan-Jen Fang
Objectives In patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP), laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) occasionally observes synkinesis in laryngeal muscles, a condition that could impair vocal fold mobility and voice control. This study aims to evaluate the impact of synkinesis on UVFP patients. Study Design A retrospective case-control study. Setting Medical center. Subjects and Methods Patients with UVFP onset >6 months were recruited (N = 104). The outcome measurements included LEMG, quantitative LEMG analysis of thyroarytenoid-lateral cricoarytenoid (TA-LCA) muscle complex, glottal gap measured by videolaryngostroboscopy, voice-related quality of life, and voice acoustic analysis...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760786/how-are-age-related-differences-in-sleep-quality-associated-with-health-outcomes-an-epidemiological-investigation-in-a-uk-cohort-of-2406-adults
#20
Andrew Gadie, Meredith Shafto, Yue Leng, Rogier A Kievit
OBJECTIVES: To examine age-related differences in self-reported sleep quality and their associations with health outcomes across four domains: physical health, cognitive health, mental health and neural health. SETTING: Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN) is a cohort study in East Anglia/England, which collected self-reported health and lifestyle questions as well as a range of objective measures from healthy adults. PARTICIPANTS: 2406 healthy adults (age 18-98) answered questions about their sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)) and measures of physical, cognitive, mental and neural health...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Open
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