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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651424/estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-renal-scan-and-volumetric-assessment-of-the-kidney-before-and-after-partial-nephrectomy-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Riccardo G Bertolo, Homayoun Zargar, Riccardo Autorino, Cristian Fiori, Jihad H Kaouk, Paul Russo, Robert H Thompson, Francesco Porpiglia
INTRODUCTION: The best method for assessing renal function after partial nephrectomy (PN) continues to be a matter of debate. Early studies evaluated kidney function by measuring serum creatinine (sCr) and/or the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), potentially underestimating the contribution of the contralateral kidney in masking alterations in renal function. Since then, researchers have studied the operated renal unit with the aid of nuclear renal scans (RS). However, taking into consideration the importance of the amount of renal parenchyma spared or sacrificed during PN, many novel methods have been proposed for determining kidney volume before and after PN...
June 23, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651418/-advances-in-the-research-of-pressure-therapy-for-pediatric-burn-patients-with-facial-scar
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Y T Wei, J F Fu, Z H P Li-Tsang
Facial scar and deformation caused by burn injury severely affect physical and psychological well-being of pediatric burn patients, which needs medical workers and pediatric burn patients' family members to pay much attention to and to perform early rehabilitation treatment. Pressure therapy is an important rehabilitative strategy for pediatric burn patients with facial scar, mainly including wearing headgears and transparent pressure facemasks, which have their own features. To achieve better treatment results, pressure therapy should be chosen according to specific condition of pediatric burn patients and combined with other assistant therapies...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651344/uterine-responses-to-early-pre-attachment-embryos-in-the-domestic-dog-and-comparisons-with-other-domestic-animal-species
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Felix R Graubner, Aykut Gram, Ewa Kautz, Stefan Bauersachs, Selim Aslan, Ali R Agaoglu, Alois Boos, Mariusz P Kowalewski
In the dog there is no luteolysis in the absence of pregnancy. Thus, this species lacks any anti-luteolytic endocrine signal as found in other species that modulate uterine function during the critical period of pregnancy establishment. Nevertheless, in the dog an embryo-maternal communication must occur in order to prevent rejection of embryos. Based on this hypothesis, we performed microarray analysis of canine uterine samples collected during pre-attachment phase (days 10-12) and in corresponding non-pregnant controls, in order to elucidate the embryo attachment signal...
June 23, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651337/preliminary-validation-of-a-method-combining-cultivation-and-cloning-based-approaches-to-monitor-airborne-bacteria
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Jenny Schäfer, Sarah Weiß, Udo Jäckel
It is already known that occupational exposure to bioaerosols or organic dust could be harmful for occupants, but mostly the correlation to occurring bacteria is missing. Especially, cultivation of bacteria from bioaerosols is important to get an insight on occurring and possibly infectious bacteria. These measures are highly time consuming and cost intensive. Therefore, to monitor bacterial diversity in bioaerosol samples and to avoid isolation procedures, an approach was applied using a combination of cultivation and cloning-based approach...
June 23, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651329/high-speed-and-high-ratio-referential-genome-compression
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Yuansheng Liu, Hui Peng, Limsoon Wong, Jinyan Li
Motivation: The rapidly increasing number of genomes generated by high-throughput sequencing platforms and assembly algorithms is accompanied by problems in data storage, compression and communication. Traditional compression algorithms are unable to meet the demand of high compression ratio due to the intrinsic challenging features of DNA sequences such as small alphabet size, frequent repeats and palindromes. Reference-based lossless compression, by which only the differences between two similar genomes are stored, is a promising approach with high compression ratio...
June 23, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651316/a-permeation-controlled-formaldehyde-reference-source-for-application-in-environmental-test-chambers
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Tunga Salthammer, Ruth Giesen, Tobias Schripp
In a wide range of indoor air pollutants, formaldehyde is one of the most-used and best-known substances. In order to protect human health, many countries have established threshold values for the release of formaldehyde from miscellaneous products and revise them constantly. Compliance with these regulations is usually assessed by emission test chamber measurements or derived methods. To control and improve the mechanisms of an emission test chamber, a reliable reference source with sample mimicking emission properties is required but not available so far...
June 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651315/linking-potential-nitrification-rates-nitrogen-cycling-genes-and-soil-properties-after-remediating-the-agricultural-soil-contaminated-with-heavy-metal-and-fungicide
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Manyun Zhang, Shahla Hosseini Bai, Li Tang, Yaling Zhang, Ying Teng, Zhihong Xu
Apart from the contaminant removal, the remediation of agricultural soil should also pay more attention to soil nutrient retention and biogeochemical cycling. This study aimed to evaluate changes of soil properties, potential nitrification rates (PNRs), and functional gene abundances and link their relationships after remediating co-contaminated agricultural soil with Medicago sativa L. (alfalfa) planting, alone or together with biochar application. Compared with the control (CK), alfalfa planting, alone or together with biochar application, could significantly increase soil organic matter (SOM) contents and discrepantly affect soil pH values...
June 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651309/the-pattern-of-choosing-dialysis-modality-and-related-mortality-outcomes-in-korea-a-national-population-based-study
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Hyung Jong Kim, Jung Tak Park, Seung Hyeok Han, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Hyeong-Cheon Park, Shin-Wook Kang, Kyoung Hoon Kim, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Hyunwook Kim
Background/Aims: Since comorbidities are major determinants of modality choice, and also interact with dialysis modality on mortality outcomes, we examined the pattern of modality choice according to comorbidities and then evaluated how such choices affected mortality in incident dialysis patients. Methods: We analyzed 32,280 incident dialysis patients in Korea. Patterns in initial dialysis choice were assessed by multivariate logistic regression analyses. Multivariate Poisson regression analyses were performed to evaluate the effects of interactions between comorbidities and dialysis modality on mortality and to quantify these interactions using the synergy factor...
June 26, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651262/relationship-of-radiographic-osteoarthritis-severity-with%C3%A2-treatment-outcomes-after-imaging-guided-knee%C3%A2-injections-a-prospective-outcomes-study
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Ivan Miletic, Christoph Agten, Reto Sutter, Christian Pfirrmann, Cynthia Peterson
Introduction To be able to predict which patients are more likely to have a positive treatment outcome, the purpose of this study is 1: To compare outcomes after intra-articular corticosteroid knee injections with the Kellgren and Lawrence (KL) 5 and 3 grading systems for knee osteoarthritis, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) grading system and actual joint space measurements; and 2: To compare the reliability of these grading systems. Materials and Methods Knee radiographs of 117 patients who received intra-articular corticosteroid injections were independently evaluated by two radiologists blinded to the outcome...
June 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651228/ante-situm-liver-resection-with-inferior-vena-cava-replacement-under-hypothermic-cardiopolmunary-bypass-for-hepatoblastoma-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Roberta Angelico, Annalisa Passariello, Michele Pilato, Tommaso Cozzolino, Marcello Piazza, Roberto Miraglia, Paolo D'Angelo, Mariella Capasso, Maria Cristina Saffioti, Daniele Alberti, Marco Spada
INTRODUCTION: Hepatoblastoma with tumour thrombi extending into inferior-vena-cava and right atrium are often unresectable with an extremely poor prognosis. The surgical approach is technically challenging and might require major liver resection with vascular reconstruction and extracorporeal circulation. However, which is the best surgical technique is yet unclear. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 11-months-old boy was referred for a right hepatic lobe mass(90×78mm) suspicious of hepatoblastoma with tumoral thrombi extending into the inferior-vena-cava and the right atrium, bilateral lung lesions and serum alpha-fetoprotein level of 50...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651216/ultra-sensitive-suspended-atomically-thin-layered-black-phosphorus-mercury-sensors
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Peng Li, Dongzhi Zhang, Chuanxing Jiang, Xiaoqi Zong, Yuhua Cao
The extraordinary properties of black phosphorus (BP) make it a promising candidate for next-generation transistor chemical sensors. However, BP films reported so far are supported on substrate, and substrate scattering drastically deteriorates its electrical properties. Consequentially, the potential sensing capability of intrinsic BP is highly underestimated and its sensing mechanism is masked. Additionally, the optimum sensing regime of BP remains unexplored. This article is the first demonstration of suspended BP sensor operated in subthreshold regime...
June 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651140/comparison-of-kinetic-analysis-methods-in-thermal-decomposition-of-cattle-manure-by-themogravimetric-analysis
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Guanyi Chen, Sirong He, Zhanjun Cheng, Yanan Guan, Beibei Yan, Wenchao Ma, Dennis Y C Leung
The thermogravimetric (TG) experiments of cattle manure were carried out from room temperature to 900°C at five different heating rates (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50°C/min) and the kinetics of the main decomposition process were analyzed with different methods. TG curves indicate that the major decomposition process of cattle manure could be roughly divided into three stages. The average activation energy of each stage calculated by Coats-Redfern method are 68.95, 2.63 and 55.32kJ/mol respectively. The kinetic parameters given by Distributed Activation Energy Model method, Flynn-Wall-Ozawa method and Vyazovkin method are all show that the activation energies keep stable (at around 122...
June 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651129/catalytic-upgrading-of-bio-products-derived-from-pyrolysis-of-red-macroalgae-gracilaria-gracilis-with-a-promising-novel-micro-mesoporous-catalyst
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Omid Norouzi, Ahmad Tavasoli, Sajedeh Jafarian, Sasan Esmailpour
Conversion of Gracilaria gracilis (G. gracilis) into bio-products was carried out via pyrolysis at different temperatures to determine its potential for phenol-rich bio-oil. Co-Mo supported on zeolites (HZSM-5), mesoporous (HMS) catalysts and their composites (ZH) were investigated and compared to each other on catalytic pyrolysis processes. In non-catalytic tests, the maximum weight percentage of bio-oil was 42wt% at 500°C and had the maximum amount of phenol (6.28wt%). in the catalytic tests by ZH composites; the addition of zeolite content in the structure of composites significantly decreased total concentrations of acetic acid and formic acid from 9...
June 16, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651112/secondary-harm-mitigation-a-more-humanitarian-framework-for-international-drug-law-enforcement
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Jarrett Blaustein, Miki McLay, Jude McCulloch
This article introduces the concept of 'secondary harm mitigation' as a framework for improving the humanitarian credentials of international drug law enforcement agencies. The concept is rooted in a critical analysis of the compatibility of the harm reduction philosophy with Australia's international drug law enforcement practices. On a utilitarian level, the net benefits of international drug law enforcement are determined to be, at best inconclusive, arguably counterproductive and in most cases, incalculable...
June 23, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651039/remarkable-sers-activity-observed-from-amorphous-zno-nanocages
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Lin Guo, Xiaotian Wang, Wenxiong Shi, Zhao Jin, Weifeng Huang, Jie Lin, Guanshui Ma, Shuzhou Li
Here, by developing amorphous ZnO nanocages (a-ZnO NCs), we successfully obtained an ultrahigh enhancement factor up to 6.62×105. This remarkable SERS sensitivity can be attributed to high-efficiency ICTP within a-ZnO NCs-molecules system, which is caused by metastable electronic states of a-ZnO NCs. First-principles density functional theory (DFT) simulation further confirmed stronger ICTP in a-ZnO NCs than the crystalline counterpart. The efficient ICTP can even generate π bonding in Zn-S bonds peculiar to the mercapto molecule adsorbed a-ZnO NCs, which has been verified through the X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) characterization...
June 26, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650987/accuracy-of-zika-virus-disease-case-definition-during-simultaneous-dengue-and-chikungunya-epidemics
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José Ueleres Braga, Clarisse Bressan, Ana Paula Razal Dalvi, Guilherme Amaral Calvet, Regina Paiva Daumas, Nadia Rodrigues, Mayumi Wakimoto, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira, Karin Nielsen-Saines, Carlos Brito, Ana Maria Bispo de Filippis, Patrícia Brasil
BACKGROUND: Zika is a new disease in the American continent and its surveillance is of utmost importance, especially because of its ability to cause neurological manifestations as Guillain-Barré syndrome and serious congenital malformations through vertical transmission. The detection of suspected cases by the surveillance system depends on the case definition adopted. As the laboratory diagnosis of Zika infection still relies on the use of expensive and complex molecular techniques with low sensitivity due to a narrow window of detection, most suspected cases are not confirmed by laboratory tests, mainly reserved for pregnant women and newborns...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650975/defective-glucocorticoid-receptor-signaling-and-keratinocyte-autonomous-defects-contribute-to-skin-phenotype-of-mouse-embryos-lacking-the-hsp90-co-chaperone-p23
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Marta Madon-Simon, Iwona Grad, Pilar Bayo, Paloma Pérez, Didier Picard
p23 is a small acidic protein with intrinsic molecular chaperone activity. It is best known as a co-chaperone of the major cytosolic molecular chaperone Hsp90. p23 binds the N-terminus of Hsp90 and stabilizes the ATP-bound and N-terminally closed Hsp90 dimer. It is in this configuration that many Hsp90 clients are most stably bound. Considering the important role of p23 in the Hsp90 cycle, it came as a surprise that it is not absolutely essential for viability in the budding yeast or for mouse development. Mice without p23 develop quite normally until birth and then all die perinatally because of immature lungs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650973/interferon-signaling-in-peromyscus-leucopus-confers-a-potent-and-specific-restriction-to-vector-borne-flaviviruses
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Adaeze O Izuogu, Kristin L McNally, Stephen E Harris, Brian H Youseff, John B Presloid, Christopher Burlak, Jason Munshi-South, Sonja M Best, R Travis Taylor
Tick-borne flaviviruses (TBFVs), including Powassan virus and tick-borne encephalitis virus cause encephalitis or hemorrhagic fevers in humans with case-fatality rates ranging from 1-30%. Despite severe disease in humans, TBFV infection of natural rodent hosts has little noticeable effect. Currently, the basis for resistance to disease is not known. We hypothesize that the coevolution of flaviviruses with their respective hosts has shaped the evolution of potent antiviral factors that suppress virus replication and protect the host from lethal infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650901/application-of-quality-by-design-approach-to-bioanalysis-development-of-a-method-for-elvitegravir-quantification-in-human-plasma
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Sara Baldelli, Giorgio Marrubini, Dario Cattaneo, Emilio Clementi, Matteo Cerea
BACKGROUND: The application of Quality by Design (QbD) principles in clinical laboratories can help to develop an analytical method through a systematic approach, providing a significant advance over the traditional heuristic and empirical methodology. In the present work, we applied for the first time the QbD concept in the development of a method for drug quantification in human plasma using elvitegravir as the test molecule. METHODS: The goal of the study was to develop a fast and inexpensive quantification method, with precision and accuracy as requested by the EMA guidelines on bioanalytical method validation...
June 22, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650892/the-2017-hormone-therapy-position-statement-of-the-north-american-menopause-society
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The 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) updates the 2012 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society and identifies future research needs. An Advisory Panel of clinicians and researchers expert in the field of women's health and menopause was recruited by NAMS to review the 2012 Position Statement, evaluate new literature, assess the evidence, and reach consensus on recommendations, using the level of evidence to identify the strength of recommendations and the quality of the evidence...
June 22, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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