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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743007/environmental-footprints-of-brick-kiln-bottom-ashes-geostatistical-approach-for-assessment-of-metal-toxicity
#1
Ananya Mondal, Subhasish Das, Rajesh Kumar Sah, Pradip Bhattacharyya, Satya Sundar Bhattacharya
Coal fired brick kiln factories generate significant of brick kiln bottom ash (BKBA) that contaminate soil and water environments of areas near the dumping sites through leaching of toxic metals (Pb, Cr, Cd, Zn, Mn, and Cu). However, characteristics and environmental effects of BKBAs are yet unknown. We collected BKBA samples from 32 strategic locations of two rapidly developing States (West Bengal and Assam) of India. Scanning electron microscope images indicated spherical and granular structures of BKBAs produced in West Bengal (WBKBA) and Assam (ABKBA) respectively; while energy dispersive spectroscopy and analytical assessments confirmed substantial occurrence of total organic C and nutrient elements (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, and S) in both the BKBAs...
July 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742864/limited-grounding-line-advance-onto-the-west-antarctic-continental-shelf-in-the-easternmost-amundsen-sea-embayment-during-the-last-glacial-period
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Johann P Klages, Gerhard Kuhn, Claus-Dieter Hillenbrand, James A Smith, Alastair G C Graham, Frank O Nitsche, Thomas Frederichs, Patrycja E Jernas, Karsten Gohl, Lukas Wacker
Precise knowledge about the extent of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) at the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM; c. 26.5-19 cal. ka BP) is important in order to 1) improve paleo-ice sheet reconstructions, 2) provide a robust empirical framework for calibrating paleo-ice sheet models, and 3) locate potential shelf refugia for Antarctic benthos during the last glacial period. However, reliable reconstructions are still lacking for many WAIS sectors, particularly for key areas on the outer continental shelf, where the LGM-ice sheet is assumed to have terminated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742862/plio-pleistocene-phylogeography-of-the-southeast-asian-blue-panchax-killifish-aplocheilus-panchax
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Samantha V Beck, Gary R Carvalho, Axel Barlow, Lukas Rüber, Heok Hui Tan, Estu Nugroho, Daisy Wowor, Siti Azizah Mohd Nor, Fabian Herder, Zainal A Muchlisin, Mark de Bruyn
The complex climatic and geological history of Southeast Asia has shaped this region's high biodiversity. In particular, sea level fluctuations associated with repeated glacial cycles during the Pleistocene both facilitated, and limited, connectivity between populations. In this study, we used data from two mitochondrial and three anonymous nuclear markers to determine whether a fresh/brackish water killifish, Aplocheilus panchax, Hamilton, 1822, could be used to further understand how climatic oscillations and associated sea level fluctuations have shaped the distribution of biota within this region, and whether such patterns show evidence of isolation within palaeodrainage basins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742857/dna-immunisation-with-dengue-virus-e-protein-domains-i-ii-but-not-domain-iii-enhances-zika-west-nile-and-yellow-fever-virus-infection
#4
Jose L Slon Campos, Monica Poggianella, Sara Marchese, Monica Mossenta, Jyoti Rana, Francesca Arnoldi, Marco Bestagno, Oscar R Burrone
Dengue virus (DENV), the causative agent of dengue disease, is among the most important mosquito-borne pathogens worldwide. DENV is composed of four closely related serotypes and belongs to the Flaviviridae family alongside other important arthropod-borne viral pathogens such as Zika virus (ZIKV), West Nile virus (WNV) and Yellow Fever virus (YFV). After infection, the antibody response is mostly directed to the viral E glycoprotein which is composed of three structural domains named DI, DII and DIII that share variable degrees of homology among different viruses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742150/cancer-incidence-rates-and-trends-among-children-and-adolescents-in-piedmont-1967-2011
#5
Elena Isaevska, Milena Manasievska, Daniela Alessi, Maria Luisa Mosso, Corrado Magnani, Carlotta Sacerdote, Guido Pastore, Franca Fagioli, Franco Merletti, Milena Maule
In the past, increases in childhood cancer incidence were reported in Europe and North America. The aim of this study is to show updated patterns of temporal behavior using data of the Childhood Cancer Registry of Piedmont (CCRP), a region with approximately 4.5 million inhabitants in North-West Italy. CCRP has been recording incident cases in children (0-14 years) since 1967 and in adolescents (15-19) since 2000. Time trends were estimated as annual percent change (APC) over the 1976-2011 period for children, and over 2000-2011 for both children and adolescents...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741746/skin-lesion-in-a-patient-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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Erica E Kaufman West, Mudresh Mehta, Vinit Patel, Robin Chamberland
We present a case of a 61-year-old Caucasian woman who was hospitalized with fevers on day 176 after a matched unrelated stem cell transplant for acute myelogenous leukemia. She developed hemorrhagic bullae on the skin of her right thigh, and blood cultures and skin biopsy both confirmed Fusarium proliferatum. Despite antifungal therapy, her condition worsened and she died while on comfort-only measures. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 25, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741281/microglial-depletion-and-activation-a-11-c-pbr28-pet-study-in-nonhuman-primates
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Ansel T Hillmer, Daniel Holden, Krista Fowles, Nabeel Nabulsi, Brian L West, Richard E Carson, Kelly P Cosgrove
BACKGROUND: The 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO) is an important target for assessing neuroimmune function in brain with positron-emission tomography (PET) imaging. The goal of this work was to assess two [(11)C]PBR28 imaging paradigms for measuring dynamic microglia changes in Macaca mulatta. METHODS: Dynamic [(11)C]PBR28 PET imaging data with arterial blood sampling were acquired to quantify TSPO levels as [(11)C]PBR28 V T. Scans were acquired at three timepoints: baseline, immediately post-drug, and prolonged post-drug...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741214/market-segmentation-and-industry-overcapacity-considering-input-resources-and-environmental-costs-through-the-lens-of-governmental-intervention
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Zhou Jiang, Peizhen Jin, Nishikant Mishra, Malin Song
The problems with China's regional industrial overcapacity are often influenced by local governments. This study constructs a framework that includes the resource and environmental costs to analyze overcapacity using the non-radial direction distance function and the price method to measure industrial capacity utilization and market segmentation in 29 provinces in China from 2002 to 2014. The empirical analysis of the spatial panel econometric model shows that (1) the industrial capacity utilization in China's provinces has a ladder-type distribution with a gradual decrease from east to west and there is a severe overcapacity in the traditional heavy industry areas; (2) local government intervention has serious negative effects on regional industry utilization and factor market segmentation more significantly inhibits the utilization rate of regional industry than commodity market segmentation; (3) economic openness improves the utilization rate of industrial capacity while the internet penetration rate and regional environmental management investment have no significant impact; and(4) a higher degree of openness and active private economic development have a positive spatial spillover effect, while there is a significant negative spatial spillover effect from local government intervention and industrial structure sophistication...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740406/conventional-real-time-pcr-based-detection-of-t790m-using-tumor-tissue-or-blood-in-patients-with-egfr-tki-resistant-nsclc
#9
Ya-Lan Wu, Rui-Zhan Tong, Yan Zhang, Bin-Bin Hu, Ke Zheng, Zhen-Yu Ding, Feng Peng, You-Ling Gong, Yong-Mei Liu, You Lu
Blood biopsy has many advantages over tissue biopsy for diagnosing acquired T790M mutation in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, such as being less risky and painful. New techniques with high sensitivity (eg, droplet digital PCR) show promising results during blood biopsy, but the positive rates of identification are still quite unclear. Whether there are other factors, except technology, affecting the results of blood biopsy is unclear. In this study, we used conventional amplification refractory mutation system to detect tumor tissue or blood for T790M mutation in patients clinically resistant to tyrosine kinase inhibitors...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739285/promising-approaches-for-treatment-and-prevention-of-viral-respiratory-illnesses
#10
Nikolaos G Papadopoulos, Spyridon Megremis, Nikolaos A Kitsioulis, Olympia Vangelatou, Peter West, Paraskevi Xepapadaki
Viral respiratory infections are the most common human ailments, leading to enormous health and economic burden. Hundreds of virus species and subtypes have been associated with these conditions, with influenza viruses (IFV), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and the rhinoviruses (RV) being the most frequent and with the highest burden. When considering prevention or treatment of viral respiratory infections, potential targets include the causative pathogens themselves but also the immune response, disease transmission or even just the symptoms...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739253/key-differences-between-apoc-iii-regulation-and-expression-in-intestine-and-liver
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Gabrielle West, Cayla Rodia, Diana Li, Zania Johnson, Hongli Dong, Alison B Kohan
ApoC-III is a critical cardiovascular risk factor, and humans expressing null mutations in apoC-III are robustly protected from cardiovascular disease. Because of its critical role in elevating plasma lipids and CVD risk, hepatic apoC-III regulation has been studied at length. Considerably less is known about the factors that regulate intestinal apoC-III. In this work, we use primary murine enteroids, Caco-2 cells, and dietary studies in wild-type mice to show that intestinal apoC-III expression does not change in response to fatty acids, glucose, or insulin administration, in contrast to hepatic apoC-III...
July 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738962/-simplification-and-validation-of-leicester-cough-questionnaire-in-mandarin-chinese
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Rongjia Lin, Guowei Che, Zhihua Xu, Mingming Wang, Kun Zhou, Pengfei Li
BACKGROUND: Patients often have cough after lung surgery, and there is a lack of tools to specifically assess postoperative coughs. LCQ-MC (Leicester Cough Questionnaire in Mandarin-Chinese) was revised and validated to explore its value on clinical application. METHODS: A total of 250 patients undergone the lung operation of single medical team, from September 2015 to December 2016 in the Department ofThoracic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, were investigated...
July 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738941/disparities-in-rural-breast-cancer-care-factors-affecting-choice-of-breast-reconstruction-in-a-west-virginia-tertiary-care-hospital
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Tyler L Holliday, Patrick D Suggs, Stephanie N Thompson, Bryan K Richmond
The decision to pursue immediate postmastectomy breast reconstruction (IBR) is not uniform across all groups of women in the United States. We sought to investigate if the challenges of caring for a socioeconomically and geographically challenged rural population affected the incidence of IBR and to identify predictive factors of IBR in this population. Using our institution's cancer registry, we conducted a 10-year review of women with early-stage, unilateral breast cancer who received mastectomy. Demographics, insurance status, comorbidities, and surgeon graduation year were compared for patients receiving IBR versus no reconstruction...
July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738940/factors-affecting-choice-of-treatment-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-in-west-virginia-a-10-year-experience-from-a-rural-tertiary-care-center
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Patrick D Suggs, Tyler L Holliday, Stephanie N Thompson, Bryan K Richmond
Recent literature shows changing trends in use of breast conservation surgery (BCS), mastectomy, and contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) in women with early-stage breast cancer (ESBC). We analyzed factors associated with selection of these treatment modalities in a rural West Virginia tertiary care hospital. We conducted a 10-year analysis of women treated for ESBC at our institution from the institutional cancer registry. Variables were compared between patients choosing BCS versus mastectomy. In women who chose mastectomy, predictors for choice of CPM were also examined...
July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738468/-analysis-on-spatial-distribution-of-tuberculosis-in-china-2012-2014
#15
J Fan, H X Rao, P Wu, J Zhang, Y P Wu, J H Pan, W H Li, L X Qiu
Objective: To analyze the spatial distribution of the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in China from 2012 to 2014 and provide evidence for the prevention and control of TB. Methods: The database of TB in China from 2012 to 2014 was established by using geographical information system, the spatial distribution map was drawn, trend analysis and spatial autocorrelation analysis were conducted to explore the spatial distribution pattern of TB and identify hot areas. Results: The trend surface analysis showed that the incidence of TB decreased gradually from the west to the east in China, and the U type curve could reflect the TB distribution from the south to the north; Global spatial autocorrelation analysis showed the 2012-2014 global Moran's I were 0...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738452/prediction-of-delayed-colonic-transit-using-bristol-stool-form-and-stool-frequency-in-eastern-constipated-patients-a-difference-from-the-west
#16
Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Tanisa Patcharatrakul, Sutep Gonlachanvit
Background/Aims: The correlation between the Bristol stool form scale (BSFS) and colonic transit time (CTT) has been reported in Western populations. Our study aims to study the relationship between BSFS, stool frequency, and CTT in Eastern patients with chronic constipation. Methods: A total of 144 chronic primary constipation patients underwent colonic transit study by using radio-opaque markers, anorectal manometry, and balloon expulsion test. Stool diary including stool forms and frequency was recorded...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738409/elements-of-eoarchean-life-trapped-in-mineral-inclusions
#17
T Hassenkam, M P Andersson, K N Dalby, D M A Mackenzie, M T Rosing
Metasedimentary rocks from Isua, West Greenland (over 3,700 million years old) contain (13)C-depleted carbonaceous compounds, with isotopic ratios that are compatible with a biogenic origin. Metamorphic garnet crystals in these rocks contain trails of carbonaceous inclusions that are contiguous with carbon-rich sedimentary beds in the host rock, where carbon is fully graphitized. Previous studies have not been able to document other elements of life (mainly hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus) structurally bound to this carbonaceous material...
July 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738319/meeting-report-intercellular-interactions-in-context-towards-a-mechanistic-understanding-of-cells-in-organs
#18
David Bryant, Aaron Johnson
The Company of Biologists held the workshop 'Intercellular interactions in context: towards a mechanistic understanding of cells in organs' at historic Wiston House in West Sussex, UK, 5-8 February 2017. The meeting brought together around 30 scientists from disparate backgrounds - yet with a common interest of how tissue morphogenesis occurs and its dysregulation leads to pathologies - to intensively discuss their latest research, the current state of the field, as well as any challenges for the future. This report summarises the concepts and challenges that arose as key questions for the fields of cell, cancer and developmental biology...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738242/specialized-metabolites-from-the-aerial-parts-of-centaurea-polyclada-dc
#19
Serdar Demir, Canan Karaalp, Erdal Bedir
The genus Centaurea L. (Asteraceae) is represented by 200 taxa in the flora of Turkey and several Centaurea species are used as herbal remedies against different conditions. Previous phytochemical investigations on this genus generally revealed the isolation of sesquiterpene lactones and flavonoid derivatives. In our continuous search on Centaurea genus, a phytochemical study was performed on Centaurea polyclada DC., an endemic of West Anatolia. Previously undescribed two sesquiterpene-amino acid conjugates, an elemane and an eudesmane derivative were isolated from the aerial parts of Centaurea polyclada, together with eight known compounds; two elemane derivatives, three flavonoids, a lignan, a phenolic glucoside and a phenylpropanoid glucoside...
July 21, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738039/chemotherapy-extravasation-establishing-a-national-benchmark-for-incidence-among-cancer-centers
#20
Jeannette Jackson-Rose, Judith Del Monte, Adrienne Groman, Linda S Dial, Leah Atwell, Judy Graham, Rosemary O'Neil Semler, Maryellen O'Sullivan, Lisa Truini-Pittman, Terri A Cunningham, Lisa Roman-Fischetti, Eileen Costantinou, Chris Rimkus, Adrienne J Banavage, Barbara Dietz, Carol J Colussi, Kimberly Catania, Michelle Wasko, Kevin A Schreffler, Colleen West, Mary Lou Siefert, Robert David Rice
BACKGROUND: Given the high-risk nature and nurse sensitivity of chemotherapy infusion and extravasation prevention, as well as the absence of an industry benchmark, a group of nurses studied oncology-specific nursing-sensitive indicators. 
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to establish a benchmark for the incidence of chemotherapy extravasation with vesicants, irritants, and irritants with vesicant potential.
. METHODS: Infusions with actual or suspected extravasations of vesicant and irritant chemotherapies were evaluated...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
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