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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738661/semiautomatic-sequential-extraction-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-and-elemental-bio-accessible-fraction-by-accelerated-solvent-extraction-on-a-single-particulate-matter-sample
#1
Maria Luisa Astolfi, Patrizia Di Filippo, Alessandra Gentili, Silvia Canepari
We describe the optimization and validation of a sequential extractive method for the determination of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and elements (Al, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, V and Zn) that are chemically fractionated into bio-accessible and mineralized residual fractions on a single particulate matter filter. The extraction is performed by automatic accelerated solvent extraction (ASE); samples are sequentially treated with dichloromethane/acetone (4:1) for PAHs extraction and acetate buffer (0...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738585/ordered-mesoporous-silica-film-as-a-novel-fiber-coating-for-solid-phase-microextraction
#2
Hui Jiang, Jiansheng Li, Xingru Hu, Jinyou Shen, Xiuyun Sun, Weiqing Han, Lianjun Wang
Ordered mesoporous silica (OMS) film supported on anodized titanium wire was fabricated as a new solid phase microextraction (SPME) fiber for the extraction of chlorophenols (CPs) from aqueous media followed by the determination with gas chromatography flame ionization detection (GC-FID). The supported OMS film was prepared via a solvent evaporation-induced self-assembly approach (EISA) combined with dip-coating technology. Commonly used fragile fused silica fiber was replaced by anodized titanium wire. The coating materials were characterized by N2 adsorption-desorption, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermogravimetric (TG) analysis...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738564/determination-of-iodide-and-total-iodine-in-estuarine-waters-by-cathodic-stripping-voltammetry-using-a-vibrating-silver-amalgam-microwire-electrode
#3
Estrella Espada-Bellido, Zhaoshun Bi, Pascal Salaün, Constant M G van den Berg
Iodide in natural waters is an important nutrient to aquatic organisms and its determination is of relevance to marine aquaculture. For this reason it is of interest to have a simple analytical method for determination of iodide in water samples. Iodide in seawater can be determined electrochemically by cathodic stripping voltammetry (CSV) with a mercury drop electrode which has environmental drawbacks. In an attempt to minimise the use of mercury in voltammetry, a vibrating silver amalgam microwire electrode is used here for the determination by CSV of iodide speciation in natural waters including seawater...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738447/comparison-of-local-versus-general-anesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-meta-analysis
#4
Pedro A Villablanca, Divyanshu Mohananey, Katarina Nikolic, Sripal Bangalore, David P Slovut, Verghese Mathew, Vinod H Thourani, Josep Rode's-Cabau, Iván J Núñez-Gil, Tina Shah, Tanush Gupta, David F Briceno, Mario J Garcia, Jacob T Gutsche, John G Augoustides, Harish Ramakrishna
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is typically performed under general anesthesia (GA). However, there is increasing data supporting the safety of performing TAVR under local anesthesia/conscious sedation (LA). We performed a meta-analysis to gain better understanding of the safety and efficacy of LA versus GA in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing TAVR. METHODS AND RESULTS: We comprehensively searched EMBASE, PubMed, and Web of Science...
July 24, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738421/cardiovascular-disease-among-transgender-adults-receiving-hormone-therapy-a-narrative-review
#5
Carl G Streed, Omar Harfouch, Francoise Marvel, Roger S Blumenthal, Seth S Martin, Monica Mukherjee
Recent reports estimate that 0.6% of adults in the United States, or approximately 1.4 million persons, identify as transgender. Despite gains in rights and media attention, the reality is that transgender persons experience health disparities, and a dearth of research and evidence-based guidelines remains regarding their specific health needs. The lack of research to characterize cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors in transgender populations receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) limits appropriate primary and specialty care...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738419/posterior-staphylomas-in-pathologic-myopia-imaged-by-widefield-optical-coherence-tomography
#6
Kosei Shinohara, Noriaki Shimada, Muka Moriyama, Takeshi Yoshida, Jost B Jonas, Nagahisa Yoshimura, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
Purpose: To examine posterior staphylomas by widefield optical coherence tomography (WF-OCT) and three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (3D-MRI). Methods: Highly myopic patients (myopic refractive error >8.0 diopters or axial length >26.5 mm) who had previously undergone orbital 3D-MRI were examined by WF-OCT. Results: The study included 100 eyes of 57 patients with a mean age of 67.9 ± 10.7 years (range, 44-85 years) and mean axial length of 30...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738402/biodistribution-of-liver-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-after-peripheral-injection-in-a-hemophilia-a-patient
#7
Etienne M Sokal, Catherine Anne Lombard, Véronique Roelants, Mustapha Najimi, Sharat Varma, Camillo Sargiacomo, Joachim Ravau, Giuseppe Mazza, François Jamar, Julia Versavau, Vanessa Jacobs, Marc Jacquemin, Stéphane Eeckhoudt, Catherine Lambert, Xavier Stéphenne, Françoise Smets, Cédric Hermans
BACKGROUND: With the exception of liver transplantation, there is no cure for hemophilia, which is currently managed by preemptive replacement therapy. Liver-derived stem cells are in clinical development for inborn and acquired liver diseases and could represent a curative treatment for hemophilia A. The liver is a major factor VIII (FVIII) synthesis site, and mesenchymal stem cells have been shown to control joint bleeding in animal models of hemophilia. Adult-derived human liver stem cells (ADHLSCs) have mesenchymal characteristics and have been shown able to engraft in and repopulate both animal and human livers...
August 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738393/estrogen-and-environmental-enrichment-differentially-affect-neurogenesis-dendritic-spine-immunolabeling-and-synaptogenesis-in-the-hippocampus-of-young-and-reproductively-senescent-female-rats
#8
Tina Sager, Michael Kashon, Kristine Krajnak
<br>Background: Studies examining the ability of estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) to enhance memory in women, and in animal models, have not produced consistent results. However, studies examining the effects of activity and exposure to novel environments consistently find enhancement of memory. METHODS: An animal model of reproductive aging was used to determine if estradiol (E2) replacement, activity, and/or exposure to an enriched environment could act synergistically to improve memory, and neural correlates of memory...
July 24, 2017: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738225/the-effect-of-low-fat-beef-patties-formulated-with-a-low-energy-fat-analogue-enriched-in-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-lipid-oxidation-and-sensory-attributes
#9
Marta Alejandre, Denis Passarini, Iciar Astiasarán, Diana Ansorena
A new low-energy gelled emulsion containing algae oil was developed as animal fat replacer. Its stability was evaluated under different storage conditions: 4V (4°C/vacuum), 4NV (4°C/no vacuum), 25V (25°C/vacuum) and 25NV (25°C/no vacuum). According to moisture, hardness, color and lipid oxidation data, 4°C under vacuum (4V) was selected as the best condition. Once the gelled emulsion was characterized, its effectiveness as fat analogue was demonstrated in beef patties. Reformulated patties were produced with 100% of animal fat replacement and compared to conventional patties (9%fat)...
July 13, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737953/metabolic-factors-and-oxidative-stress-in-osteoarthritis-a-case-control-study
#10
Kaspar Tootsi, Aare Märtson, Jaak Kals, Kaido Paapstel, Mihkel Zilmer
Previous studies suggest that metabolic disturbances might be involved in the development of osteoarthritis (OA). Associations have been found between the individual components of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and OA. MetS has been associated with increased oxidative stress (OxS). The study aimed to clarify the role of MetS components in OA and to evaluate the levels of OxS in OA patients and in age-matched controls. Fifty-five patients with end-stage OA (age 63 ± 7 years) prior to hip or knee joint replacement surgery and 55 age-, gender- and body mass index matched controls (61 ± 8 years) were enrolled in the study...
July 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737807/npy-binds-with-heme-to-form-a-npy-heme-complex-enhancing-peroxidase-activity-in-free-heme-and-promoting-npy-nitration-and-inactivation
#11
Huixian Ye, Zhen Yang, Hailing Li, Zhonghong Gao
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a member of the pancreatic peptide family of neuropeptides that play a crucial role in numerous central and peripheral nervous system responses. Recently, it has been shown that NPY protects cells against neurotoxic damage from β-amyloid peptides (Aβ) in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Heme is a common factor linking several metabolic perturbations in AD and altered heme metabolism has been shown to be related to the pathologies of AD. Thus, heme may have a chance to act on NPY and potentially counteract its function...
July 24, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737741/rapidly-inducible-cas9-and-dsb-ddpcr-to-probe-editing-kinetics
#12
John C Rose, Jason J Stephany, William J Valente, Bridget M Trevillian, Ha V Dang, Jason H Bielas, Dustin J Maly, Douglas M Fowler
We developed a chemically inducible Cas9 (ciCas9) and a droplet digital PCR assay for double-strand breaks (DSB-ddPCR) to investigate the kinetics of Cas9-mediated generation and repair of DSBs in cells. ciCas9 is a rapidly activated, single-component Cas9 variant engineered by replacing the protein's REC2 domain with the BCL-xL protein and fusing an interacting BH3 peptide to the C terminus. ciCas9 can be tunably activated by a compound that disrupts the BCL-xL-BH3 interaction within minutes. DSB-ddPCR demonstrates time-resolved, highly quantitative, and targeted measurement of DSBs...
July 24, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737720/a-simple-and-highly-sensitive-thymine-sensor-for-mercury-ion-detection-based-on-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-and-the-mechanism-study
#13
Hao Yang, Sui-Bo Ye, Yu Fu, Weihong Zhang, Fangyan Xie, Li Gong, Ping-Ping Fang, Jian Chen, Yexiang Tong
Mercury ion (Hg(2+)) is recognized as one of the most toxic metal ions for the environment and for human health. Techniques utilized in the detection of Hg(2+) are an important factor. Herein, a simple thymine was successfully employed as the surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy sensor for Hg(2+) ion detection. The limit of detection (LOD) of the developed sensor is better than 0.1 nM (0.02 ppb). This sensor can also selectively distinguish Hg(2+) ions over 7 types of alkali, heavy metal and transition-metal ions...
July 24, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737659/summary-of-kidney-disease-improving-global-outcomes-kdigo-clinical-practice-guideline-on-the-evaluation-and-care-of-living-kidney-donors
#14
Krista L Lentine, Bertram L Kasiske, Andrew S Levey, Patricia L Adams, Josefina Alberú, Mohamed A Bakr, Lorenzo Gallon, Catherine A Garvey, Sandeep Guleria, Philip Kam-Tao Li, Dorry L Segev, Sandra J Taler, Kazunari Tanabe, Linda Wright, Martin G Zeier, Michael Cheung, Amit X Garg
Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) engaged an evidence review team and convened a work group to produce a guideline to evaluate and manage candidates for living kidney donation. The evidence for most guideline recommendations is sparse and many "ungraded" expert consensus recommendations were made to guide the donor candidate evaluation and care before, during, and after donation. The guideline advocates for replacing decisions based on assessments of single risk factors in isolation with a comprehensive approach to risk assessment using the best available evidence...
August 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737637/self-reported-rates-of-adherence-to-aspirin-prescribed-as-an-antithrombotic-therapy-following-postoperative-total-joint-replacement
#15
Deborah Wittig-Wells, Susan Shapiro, Melinda Higgins, Jacqueline Samms-McPherson, Donald Shane Winterboer, Ifeya Johnson, Jessica Carter, Ani Jacob
BACKGROUND: Patients may not understand the importance of medication adherence when discharged with aspirin (ASA) as an anticoagulant for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis after joint replacement surgery. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine self-reported rates of adherence to postoperative use of ASA for VTE prophylaxis. METHODS: This was an exploratory, descriptive study using a convenience sample of 99 participants. Adherence was measured with a 4-question self-reporting tool...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737524/female-athlete-triad
#16
Meredith B Loveless
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The obstetrician/gynecologist (ob/gyn) may be the first provider to have the opportunity to recognize and diagnose female athlete triad. This review will help the ob/gyn to understand the female athlete triad and what is new on this topic, how to screen and diagnose the condition and the ob/gyn's role in treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Female athlete triad, also known as relative energy deficiency in sports, involves an interrelationship among energy availability, menstrual function and low bone density...
July 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737460/-applied-methods-instead-of-autologous-nerve-transplantation-in-the-reconstruction-of-nerve-injuries-on-the-hand
#17
Vilmos Bíró
For a long time in the clinical practice the autologous nerve transplants are used in reconstruction of the segmental defects of injured hand nerves. The published outcomes, especially in case of the motor and mixed (sensory and motor) nerves, however, were not satisfactory. Hence, it remained a problem and in the focus of research. The author aimed to study this topic and drawing conclusions in his literary review publication. According to the recent results, the replacement of the autologous nerve transplants with other materials (e...
July 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737443/fertirrigation-with-sugarcane-vinasse-foreseeing-potential-impacts-on-soil-and-water-resources-through-vinasse-characterization
#18
Lucas T Fuess, Isabella J Rodrigues, Marcelo L Garcia
This paper reports the characterization of the polluting potential of sugarcane vinasse, the main wastewater from ethanol production. Compositional data from vinasse samples collected from sugarcane biorefineries were used to predict negative effects on the soil, water resources and crops potentially associated with fertirrigation, the primary final destination of vinasse in Brazil. High risks of soil salinization were associated with the land disposal of vinasse, as evidenced by the high levels of total dissolved solids (TDS; >4,000 mg L(-1)) and electrical conductivity (>6...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737355/-the-silent-disappearance-of-padhue-doctors-the-end-of-a-state-injustice-or-a-new-form-of-exclusion
#19
Alice Desclaux
Up until recently in France, physicians who obtained their degrees outside the European Union had a specifically disadvantaged status, that was supposed to be eliminated by the end of 2016. Until that date, a selective qualification process authorized foreign physicians to “full practice”. The deadline has been postponed to 2017 to resolve the complicated situations of certain doctors and to avoid tensions in hospital wards. These developments raise questions about the working conditions and motivations for migration of foreign medical doctors, particularly African doctors, who participate in the French healthcare system, and the obstacles to their integration...
July 10, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737324/-repeated-bcg-vaccine-stockouts-in-france-local-findings-and-consequences-in-a-primary-health-care-centre-in-seine-saint-denis
#20
Céline Fleury, Johann Cailhol
<ce:para>France is the European country most severely impacted by BCG vaccine stockouts that started in 2013. After a brief history of French tuberculosis vaccine regulations, this article describes the dysfunctions induced by these shortages in a primary health care centre in Seine-Saint-Denis, the department with the highest incidence of tuberculosis in France.</ce:para> <ce:para>Field observations reveal two types of shortcomings in the institutional communication to healthcare professionals: incomplete communication on projected shortages and their duration; lack of technical information on BCG multidose vials for the Polish market replacing BCG SSI...
March 6, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
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