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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525835/emerging-and-legacy-flame-retardants-in-uk-human-milk-and-food-suggest-slow-response-to-restrictions-on-use-of-pbdes-and-hbcdd
#1
Fang Tao, Mohamed Abou-Elwafa Abdallah, Danielle C Ashworth, Philippa Douglas, Mireille B Toledano, Stuart Harrad
The legacy flame retardants (LFRs) polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), together with six emerging flame retardants (EFRs) were measured in United Kingdom (UK) human milk collected in 2010 (n=25) and 2014-15 (n=10). These data are the first report of the presence of EFRs in UK human milk. The most abundant EFR was β-tetrabromoethylcyclohexane (DBE-DBCH) (average=2.5ng/g lw; geometric mean=1.5ng/g lw), which is comparable to the concentrations of the most abundant LFRs i...
May 16, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509570/learners-perspectives-on-the-provision-of-condoms-in-south-african-public-schools
#2
W E de Bruin, S Panday-Soobrayan
A stubborn health challenge for learners in South African public schools concerns sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In 2015, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) proposed the provision of condoms and SRHR-services to learners in schools. This study aimed to contribute to the finalisation and implementation of DBE's policy by exploring learners' perspectives on the provision of condoms and SRHR-services in schools. Sixteen focus group discussions were conducted with learners (n = 116) from 33 public schools, to assess their attitudes, social influences, and needs and desires regarding condom provision and SRHR-services in schools...
May 16, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457132/analysis-of-photo-irradiated-water-accommodated-fractions-of-crude-oils-using-tandem-tims-and-ft-icr-ms
#3
Paolo Benigni, Kathia Sandoval, Christopher J Thompson, Mark E Ridgeway, Melvin A Park, Piero R Gardinali, Francisco Fernandez-Lima
For the first time, trapped ion mobility spectrometry (TIMS) in tandem with Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) is applied to the analysis of the low energy water accommodated fraction (WAF) of a crude oil as a function of the exposure to light. The TIMS-FT-ICR MS analysis provided, in addition to the heteroatom series identification, new insights into the WAF isomeric complexity (e.g., [m/z; chemical formula; collision cross section] datasets) for a better evaluation of the degree of chemical and structural photo-induced transformations...
May 1, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432283/efficacy-and-safety-of-single-balloon-versus-double-balloon-enteroscopy-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis
#4
Zhanjun Lu, Yu Qi, Jianjun Weng, Lei Ma, Xinjian Wan, Rong Wan, Lungen Lu, Hang Zhao
BACKGROUND Single-balloon endoscopy (SBE) has been introduced as a simplified endoscopy technique after the promotion of double-balloon endoscopy (DBE). The difference in clinical performance between DBE and SBE is still not very clear. In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy and safety between these 2 endoscopic procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 173 patients with suspected small bowel disease were enrolled into this study from January 2007 to December 2011. All cases were divided into DBE or SBE groups according to the endoscopic procedures they underwent...
April 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421109/bleeding-meckel-s-diverticulum-in-children-the-diagnostic-value-of-double-balloon-enteroscopy
#5
Lan-Lan Geng, Pei-Yu Chen, Qiang Wu, Hui-Wen Li, Ding-You Li, Min Yang, Si-Tang Gong
Background. Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value and safety of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) for bleeding MD in children. Methods. We included consecutive children who were highly suspected of MD between 2012 and 2013. All patients underwent Meckel's scan. DBE was performed for patient with negative Meckel's scan. An exploratory laparoscopy was performed in children with positive Meckel's scan or DBE...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411627/combination-of-electrospray-ionization-atmospheric-pressure-photoionization-and-laser-desorption-ionization-fourier-transform-ion-cyclotronic-resonance-mass-spectrometry-for-the-investigation-of-complex-mixtures-application-to-the-petroleomic-analysis-of-bio
#6
Jasmine Hertzog, Vincent Carré, Yann Le Brech, Colin Logan Mackay, Anthony Dufour, Ondřej Mašek, Frédéric Aubriet
The comprehensive description of complex mixtures such as bio-oils is required to understand and improve the different processes involved during biological, environmental or industrial operation. In this context, we have to consider how different ionization sources can improve a non-targeted approach. Thus, the Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) has been coupled to electrospray ionization (ESI), laser desorption ionization (LDI) and atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI) to characterize an oak pyrolysis bio-oil...
May 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405316/endoscopic-techniques-to-detect-small-bowel-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-literature-review
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Roberta Elisa Rossi, Dario Conte, Luca Elli, Federica Branchi, Sara Massironi
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of small-bowel neuroendocrine tumors (SbNETs) has improved with the advent of video capsule endoscopy (CE) and double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE). The data describing the efficacy of CE/DBE in the detection of SbNETs are scanty. AIM: The aim of this article is to review the current evidence on the role of DBE and CE in the diagnosis of SbNETs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A bibliographical search was performed in PubMed using the following keywords: "neuroendocrine tumors and enteroscopy/and capsule endoscopy" and "small bowel neuroendocrine tumors...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395505/comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-single-versus-double-balloon-enteroscopy-performed-by-endoscopist-experts-in-single-balloon-enteroscopy-a-single-center-experience-and-meta-analysis
#8
Tae Jun Kim, Eun Ran Kim, Dong Kyung Chang, Young-Ho Kim, Sung Noh Hong
Background/Aims: Studies concerning the efficacy and safety of single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) compared with that of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) often appear to be conflicting. However, previous studies were performed by endoscopists who were less experienced in SBE compared with DBE. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of SBE and DBE data performed by a single enteroscopist, with expertise in SBE, using a prospective balloon-assisted enteroscopy registry from 2013 to 2015...
April 11, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395138/formation-of-s-2-n-6-deoxyadenosinyl-ethyl-glutathione-in-dna-and-replication-past-the-adduct-by-translesion-dna-polymerases
#9
Carl A Sedgeman, Yan Su, F Peter Guengerich
1,2-Dibromoethane (DBE, ethylene dibromide) is a potent carcinogen due at least in part to its DNA cross-linking effects. DBE cross-links glutathione (GSH) to DNA, notably to sites on 2'-deoxyadenosine and 2'-deoxyguanosine ( Cmarik , J. L. , et al. ( 1991 ) J. Biol. Chem. 267 , 6672 - 6679 ). Adduction at the N6 position of 2'-deoxyadenosine (dA) had not been detected, but this is a site for the linkage of O(6)-alkylguanine DNA alkyltransferase ( Chowdhury , G. , et al. ( 2013 ) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52 , 12879 - 12882 )...
April 14, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370417/usefulness-of-short-double-balloon-enteroscopy-for-biliary-intervention-through-vater-s-papilla-in-a-patient-with-roux-en-y-gastrectomy
#10
LETTER
Koichiro Tsutsumi, Hironari Kato, Hiroyuki Okada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333454/substructural-components-of-organic-colloids-from-a-pu-polluted-soil-with-implications-for-pu-mobilization
#11
Nicole DiDonato, Chen Xu, Peter H Santschi, Patrick G Hatcher
Contaminated soil organic matter from the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) has been previously shown to accumulate plutonium (Pu) in a colloidal subfraction and is hypothesized to contain cutin-like chemical structures cross-linked with hydroxamate functionality. The present study further characterizes this high Pu affinity subfraction using electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (ESI-FTICRMS) and discovers additional substructural components. The Pu-enriched fraction was extracted and purified through a series of ultrafiltration and isoelectric focusing (IEF) electrophoresis steps...
April 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324600/light-sheet-fluorescence-microscopy-chemical-clearing-and-labeling-protocols-for-ultramicroscopy
#12
Nina Jährling, Klaus Becker, Saiedeh Saghafi, Hans-Ulrich Dodt
Light-sheet microscopy is an effective technique in neuroscience, developmental biology, and cancer research for visualizing and analyzing cellular networks and whole organs in three dimensions. Because this technique requires specimens to be translucent they commonly have to be cleared before microscopy inspection. Here, we provide 3DISCO based protocols for preparing cleared samples of immuno-stained neural networks, lectin-labeled vascular networks, and Methoxy-X04 labeled beta-amyloid plaques in mice. 3DISCO utilizes the lipophilic solvents tetrahydrofuran (THF) and dibenzylether (DBE) for dehydration and successive clearing...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319601/effectiveness-of-double-balloon-enteroscopy-facilitated-polypectomy-in-paediatric-patients-with-peutz-jeghers-syndrome
#13
Dalia Belsha, Arun Urs, Thomas Attard, Mike Thomson
BACKGROUND: Sizable small-bowel (SB) polyps in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) pose a high risk for intussusception, often necessitating laparotomy and intraoperative-enteroscopy (IOE). This series examines the effectiveness of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) facilitated polypectomy for pediatric patients with PJS. METHODS: Prospective analysis of collected data (6 years) on all patients with PJS referred for DBE-facilitated SB polypectomy at a pediatric tertiary-referral center...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229609/laparoscopic-treatment-of-hemorrhagic-meckel-diverticulum-after-diagnosis-with-wireless-capsule-endoscopy-and-double-balloon-enteroscopy
#14
Haibo Yu, Hongliang Song, Jing Cai
Meckel diverticulum (MD) is a common small intestinal malformation. The difficulty of MD with hemorrhage treatment lies in preoperative diagnosis. Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) and double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) have been widely used to diagnose and treat diseases of the small intestine, but only rarely have they been used in combination to diagnose and treat bleeding MD. We successfully diagnosed and treated a patient with MD with hemorrhage with a combination of WCE, DBE, and laparoscopy. A 17-year-old man presented to the emergency room with hematochezia and was admitted for testing...
February 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221030/control-of-grafting-density-and-distribution-in-graft-polymers-by-living-ring-opening-metathesis-copolymerization
#15
Tzu-Pin Lin, Alice B Chang, Hsiang-Yun Chen, Allegra L Liberman-Martin, Christopher M Bates, Matthew J Voegtle, Christina A Bauer, Robert H Grubbs
Control over polymer sequence and architecture is crucial to both understanding structure-property relationships and designing functional materials. In pursuit of these goals, we developed a new synthetic approach that enables facile manipulation of the density and distribution of grafts in polymers via living ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP). Discrete endo,exo-norbornenyl dialkylesters (dimethyl DME, diethyl DEE, di-n-butyl DBE) were strategically designed to copolymerize with a norbornene-functionalized polystyrene (PS), polylactide (PLA), or polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) macromonomer mediated by the third-generation metathesis catalyst (G3)...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216967/assessment-of-multi-modality-evaluations-of-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#16
Ryan Law, Jithinraj E Varayil, Louis M WongKeeSong, Jeff Fidler, Joel G Fletcher, John Barlow, Jeffrey Alexander, Elizabeth Rajan, Stephanie Hansel, Brenda Becker, Joseph J Larson, Felicity T Enders, David H Bruining, Nayantara Coelho-Prabhu
AIM: To determine the frequency of bleeding source detection in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) who underwent double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) after pre-procedure imaging [multiphase computed tomography enterography (MPCTE), video capsule endoscopy (VCE), or both] and assess the impact of imaging on DBE diagnostic yield. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study using a prospectively maintained database of all adult patients presenting with OGIB who underwent DBE from September 1(st), 2002 to June 30(th), 2013 at a single tertiary center...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191494/specific-characteristics-of-hemorrhagic-meckel-s-diverticulum-at-double-balloon-endoscopy
#17
Yasuyuki Mizutani, Masanao Nakamura, Osamu Watanabe, Takeshi Yamamura, Kohei Funasaka, Eizaburo Ohno, Hiroki Kawashima, Ryoji Miyahara, Alberto Murino, Hidemi Goto, Yoshiki Hirooka
Background and study aims Diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum (MD) before surgery may be challenging; double-balloon endoscopy (DBE) facilitates identification of MD in the setting of a gastrointestinal bleeding; however, MD can be found incidentally without this condition. The purpose of this research was to determine specific characteristic of hemorrhagic MD and incidental MD at DBE. Patients and methods Ectopic gastric mucosa enclosed in the MD and/or ulceration were defined as "major findings"; ring-like scar surrounding the MD was defined as "minor finding"...
January 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189029/disruption-of-thyroxine-and-sex-hormones-by-1-2-dibromo-4-1-2-dibromoethyl-cyclohexane-dbe-dbch-in-american-kestrels-falco-sparverius-and-associations-with-reproductive-and-behavioral-changes
#18
Sarah C Marteinson, Vince Palace, Robert J Letcher, Kim J Fernie
1,2-dibromo-4-(1,2-dibromoethyl)cyclohexane (DBE-DBCH - formerly TBECH) is an emerging brominated flame retardant (BFR) pollutant with androgen potentiating ability and other endocrine disrupting effects in birds and fish. The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of exposure to environmentally-relevant levels of DBE-DBCH on circulating levels of thyroid and sex steroid hormones in American kestrels, and if hormonal concentrations were related to previously reported changes in reproductive success and courtship behaviors...
April 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188060/mesenteric-findings-of-ct-enterography-are-well-correlated-with-the-endoscopic-severity-of-crohn-s-disease
#19
Takehiro Sakurai, Tatsuro Katsuno, Keiko Saito, Sayuri Yoshihama, Tomoo Nakagawa, Hirotaka Koseki, Takashi Taida, Hideaki Ishigami, Ken-Ichiro Okimoto, Daisuke Maruoka, Tomoaki Matsumura, Makoto Arai, Osamu Yokosuka
BACKGROUND: Maintenance of mucosal healing is a primary goal when treating Crohn's disease (CD). Endoscopy is the most precise method for the assessment of mucosal healing, but is considered overly invasive for patients with CD. In contrast, CT enterography (CTE) is less invasive, but little is known about the correlation between mucosal status and CTE parameters. METHODS: We recruited CD patients who underwent CTE and double balloon endoscopy (DBE) on the same day at our hospital between 2012 and 2014...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161705/endoscopic-characteristics-risk-grade-and-prognostic-prediction-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-of-the-small-bowel
#20
Arihiro Nakano, Masanao Nakamura, Osamu Watanabe, Takeshi Yamamura, Kohei Funasaka, Eizaburo Ohno, Hiroki Kawashima, Ryoji Miyahara, Hidemi Goto, Yoshiki Hirooka
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Balloon-assisted endoscopy allows us to diagnose gastrointestinal (GI) stromal tumors (GISTs) in the small bowel including endoscopic ultrasonography and taking biopsy. The aim of this study was to retrospectively clarify clinical and endoscopic characteristics of small bowel GISTs using double-balloon endoscopy (DBE). METHODS: We reviewed 25 patients who underwent DBE and were diagnosed with GISTs. The risk of GISTs was stratified using the National Institute of Health (NIH) consensus criteria...
2017: Digestion
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