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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324719/negatively-charged-polysulfone-membranes-with-hydrophilicity-and-antifouling-properties-based-on-in-situ-cross-linked-polymerization
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Lijing Zhu, Haiming Song, Dawei Zhang, Gang Wang, Zhixiang Zeng, Qunji Xue
Polysulfone (PSf) membrane has been widely used in water separation and purification, although, membrane fouling is still a serious problem limiting its potential. We aim to improve the antifouling of PSf membranes via a very simple and efficient method. In this work, antifouling PSf membranes were fabricated via in situ cross-linked polymerization coupled with non-solvent induced phase separation. In brief, acrylic acid (AA) and vinyltriethoxysilane (VTEOS) were copolymerized in PSf solution, then directly casted into membranes without purification...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324004/bone-turnover-is-suppressed-in-insulin-resistance-independent-of-adiposity
#2
K T Tonks, C P White, J R Center, D Samocha-Bonet, J R Greenfield
Context: The contribution of insulin resistance vs. adiposity to bone mineral density (BMD), bone turnover and fractures in humans remains unclear. Objective: Evaluate BMD and bone turnover markers (BTM) in lean (n=18) and overweight/obese individuals with (n=17) and without type 2 diabetes (n=34, deemed insulin-sensitive [Obsensitive, n=15] or insulin-resistant [Obresistant, n=19] by HOMA-IR). Design: Observational study. Outcome measures: Insulin sensitivity assessed by hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp; whole body BMD and fat mass (FM) by DXA; and BTM (osteocalcin [OC], procollagen type-1 propeptide [P1NP] and collagen type-1 cross-linked C-telopeptide [CTx]) fasting and during clamp hyperinsulinemia...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323998/genes-outside-the-major-histocompatibility-complex-mhc-locus-are-linked-to-the-development-of-thyroid-autoantibodies-and-thyroiditis-in-nod-h2h4-mice
#3
Sandra M McLachlan, Sylvie Lesage, Roxanne Collin, Bianca Banuelos, Holly A Aliesky, Basil Rapoport
Thyroiditis and autoantibodies to thyroglobulin (TgAb) and thyroid peroxidase (TPOAb) develop spontaneously in NOD.H2h4 mice, a phenotype enhanced by dietary iodine. NOD.H2h4 mice were derived by introducing the Major Histocompatibility Class (MHC) molecule I-Ak from B10.A(4R) mice to non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. Apart from I-Ak, the genes responsible for the NOD.H2h4 phenotype are unknown. Extending serendipitous observations from crossing BALB/c to NOD.H2h4 mice, thyroid autoimmunity was investigated in both genders of the F1, F2 and the second generation backcross of F1 to NOD...
January 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323966/persistent-reduction-of-circulating-myeloid-calcifying-cells-in-acromegaly-relevance-to-the-bone-vascular-axis
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Gian Paolo Fadini, Francesca Dassie, Roberta Cappellari, Mariasara Persano, Saula Vigili de Kreutzenberg, Chiara Martini, Matteo Parolin, Angelo Avogaro, Roberto Vettor, Pietro Maffei
Context: Acromegaly is a systemic disease characterized by persistent bone pathology and excess cardiovascular mortality. Despite multiple concomitant risk factors, atherosclerosis does not seem to be accelerated in acromegaly. Objective: To compare the levels of circulating myeloid calcifying cells (MCCs), which promote ectopic calcification and inhibit angiogenesis, in individuals with or without acromegaly. Design: Cross-sectional case-control study...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323849/bis-sulfosuccinimidyl-suberate-bs3-crosslinking-analysis-of-the-behavior-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-in-solution-and-in-phospholipid-membranes
#5
Jing-Ming Shi, Jie Pei, En-Qi Liu, Lin Zhang
The structure and state of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) oligomers often need to be checked by reliable experimental methods. Electrophoresis is a commonly applied measurement method. However, due to the presence of detergents, oligomers are easily broken during electrophoresis, which makes it very hard to accurately assess Aβ aggregate states. In the current study, bis(sulfosuccinimidyl) suberate (BS3) was used to cross-link Aβ1-42 oligomers prior to electrophoresis. When compared to a previously reported Aβ cross-linking agent, glutaraldehyde, it was quite apparent that BS3 is more suitable for detecting intra-membrane Aβ oligomers and extra-membrane Aβ oligomers states...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323417/construction-of-a-database-of-collision-cross-section-values-for-glycopeptides-glycans-and-peptides-determined-by-im-ms
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Rebecca S Glaskin, Kshitij Khatri, Qi Wang, Joseph Zaia, Catherine E Costello
An ion mobility quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer was used to examine the gas-phase structures of a set of glycopeptides resulting from proteolytic digestion of the well-characterized glycoproteins bovine ribonuclease B, human transferrin, bovine fetuin and human α1-acid glycoprotein, the corresponding deglycosylated peptides and the glycans released by the endoglycosidase PNGase F. When closely related glycoforms did not occur naturally, exoglycosidases were used to achieve stepwise removal of individual saccharide units from the non-reducing termini of the multi-antennary structures...
March 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320159/prevalence-of-peripheral-neuropathy-and-associated-factors-in-hiv-infected-patients
#7
Maria Luiza Areal Corrêa de Sá E Benevides, Sérgio Beduschi Filho, Rodrigo Debona, Eduardo Novaes Costa Bergamaschi, Jean Costa Nunes
The progress on HIV infection treatment has allowed a longer survival for HIV-infected patients. However, chronic comorbidities are emerging. Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) represents one of the most prevalent neurologic disorders among these patients, and comprehensive studies may contribute to a reduction in the morbidity of this condition. This is a cross-sectional analytic study conducted in a tertiary referral hospital in southern Brazil. This study investigates the prevalence of PN among HIV-infected patients and associated demographic, clinical and laboratory variables...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320073/a-model-linking-video-gaming-sleep-quality-sweet-drinks-consumption-and-obesity-among-children-and-youth
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O Turel, A Romashkin, K M Morrison
There is a growing need to curb paediatric obesity. The aim of this study is to untangle associations between video-game-use attributes and obesity as a first step towards identifying and examining possible interventions. Cross-sectional time-lagged cohort study was employed using parent-child surveys (t1) and objective physical activity and physiological measures (t2) from 125 children/adolescents (mean age = 13.06, 9-17-year-olds) who play video games, recruited from two clinics at a Canadian academic children's hospital...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319884/sodium-chlorate-induces-dna-damage-and-dna-protein-cross-linking-in-rat-intestine-a-dose-dependent-study
#9
Shaikh Nisar Ali, Fariheen Aisha Ansari, Hussain Arif, Riaz Mahmood
Sodium chlorate (NaClO3) is widely used in paper and pulp industries and as a non-selective herbicide. It is also a major by-product generated upon disinfection of drinking water by chlorine dioxide. In this study, we have investigated the genotoxicity of NaClO3 on the small intestine of rats. Adult male rats were divided into 5 groups: one control and four NaClO3 treated groups. The NaClO3 treated groups were given a single acute oral dose of NaClO3 (100, 250, 500 and 750 mg/kg body weight) and sacrificed 24 h later...
March 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319402/general-methodology-for-the-preparation-of-unsymmetrical-%C3%AE-linked-bisenones-via-ligandless-cross-coupling-reactions
#10
David R Williams, Seth A Bawel
A stereocontrolled Stille cross-coupling reaction, involving the use of Pd2dba3, provides a general procedure for the synthesis of unsymmetrical α-linked bisenone systems. The transformation is achieved in the absence of phosphine ligands under conditions that promote the stabilization of "ligandless" palladium catalysis. The extension of these studies illustrates Suzuki-Miyaura reactions of 2-boryl-2-cyclohexen-1-one with iodide and triflate partners for the synthesis of novel electron-deficient 1,3-dienes...
March 20, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319325/transitions-to-and-from-long-term-care-facilities-and-length-of-completed-stay-reuse-of-population-based-survey-data
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Joanna B Broad, Thomas Lumley, Toni Ashton, Peter B Davis, Michal Boyd, Martin J Connolly
OBJECTIVE: This article estimates length of completed stay and resident transitions for RAC residents over 12 months in Auckland. METHODS: Data from a census-type survey of nursing home residents (n = 6816) were linked with national mortality data. Transitions described include entry to residential aged care (RAC), movement between RAC facilities and deaths. RESULTS: When reweighted for missing data and adjusted for length bias, an estimated 9676 residents (95% CI 8368-10 985) used care over a 12-month period...
March 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319209/association-between-sociodemographic-factors-personality-and-oral-habits-tooth-brushing-and-smoking-in-spanish-adults
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Cristina Gómez Polo, Javier Montero
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to describe personality traits of a sample of Spanish adults, identify the main sociodemographic factors related to personality, and assess the influence of these traits on healthy dental habits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used with 235 subjects, all of Spanish nationality and aged between 18 and 80 years, with a minimum educational level (ie, they had completed only the minimum obligatory schooling), ensuring that none of the subjects had any psychologic disturbance...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319105/link-of-dietary-patterns-with-metabolic-syndrome-analysis-of-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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M Mazidi, S Pennathur, F Afshinnia
BACKGROUND: Population-based interventions aimed at halting the increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) require thorough understanding of dietary interplays. Objective is to identify the independent dietary nutrients associated with MetS and its components using dietary pattern identification and the single-nutrient approaches in The United States. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional observation. Participants are selected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) with available dietary intake, biochemical and anthropometrical data from 2001 to 2012...
March 20, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318139/chronic-total-occlusion-is-associated-with-a-higher-incidence-of-malapposition-and-uncovered-stent-struts-oct-findings-at-6-months-following-des-implantation
#14
Haibo Jia, Sining Hu, Huimin Liu, Yinchun Zhu, Chun-Yang Zhe, Lulu Li, Irina Mustafina, Jingbo Hou, Shaosong Zhang, Bo Yu
OBJECTIVES: To compare stent coverage and malapposition in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions and non-CTO lesions (including lipid-rich plaque [LRP] and non-lipid-rich plaque [non-LRP]) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation by optical coherence tomography (OCT). BACKGROUND: Different initial lesion characteristics may be related to heterogeneous vessel responses after DES implantation. However, the vessel response in patients with CTO and non-CTO lesions after stenting is unclear...
March 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318119/rural-hospital-employment-of-physicians-and-use-of-cesareans-and-nonindicated-labor-induction
#15
Shailendra Prasad, Peiyin Hung, Carrie Henning-Smith, Michelle Casey, Katy Kozhimannil
OBJECTIVE: Workforce issues constrain obstetric care services in rural US hospitals, and one strategy hospitals use is to employ physicians to provide obstetric care. However, little is known about the relationship between hospital employment of maternity care physicians and use of obstetric care procedures in rural hospitals. We examined the association between obstetric physician employment and use of cesareans and nonindicated labor induction. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of a telephone survey of all 306 rural hospitals providing obstetric care in 9 states from November 2013 to March 2014 and linked the survey data (N = 263, 86% response rate) to all-payer childbirth data on maternity care utilization from 2013 Statewide Inpatient Database (SID) hospital discharge data...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317772/ultrasensitive-detection-of-clenbuterol-by-a-covalent-imprinted-polymer-as-a-biomimetic-antibody
#16
Yiwei Tang, Jingwen Gao, Xiuying Liu, Xue Gao, Tao Ma, Xiaonan Lu, Jianrong Li
As an ideal biomimetic antibody, molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) has shown great promise in immunoassays. Here, we developed a covalent imprinting method to prepare MIP artificial antibody towards clenbuterol on the well surface of a microtiter plate. Template molecule (clenbuterol) was splited by hydrolysis with functional monomer and removed by methanol/acetic acid solution, and then three-dimensional cavities were fabricated in the MIP, which can rebind template molecule via hydrogen bond interaction...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317677/trends-in-cataract-surgery-training-curricula
#17
Mona Lotfipour, Ramunas Rolius, Erik B Lehman, Seth M Pantanelli, Ingrid U Scott
PURPOSE: To evaluate trends in cataract surgery training curricula and factors affecting timing of resident participation as a primary surgeon. SETTING: Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of anonymous survey results. METHODS: A description of the study and link to an online survey was e-mailed to program directors of each ophthalmology residency training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317383/design-rules-for-enhanced-interfacial-shear-response-in-functionalized-carbon-fiber-epoxy-composites
#18
Baris Demir, Luke Christian Henderson, Tiffany R Walsh
Carbon-fiber reinforced composites are ideal light-weighting candidates to replace traditional engineering materials. The mechanical performance of these composites results from a complex interplay of influences operating over several length- and time-scales. The mechanical performance may therefore be limited by many factors, one of which being the modest interfacial adhesion between the carbon fiber and the polymer. Surface chemical modification of the fiber, via surface grafting of molecules, is one possible strategy to enhance interactions across the fiber-polymer interface...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317030/blind-testing-cross-linking-mass-spectrometry-under-the-auspices-of-the-11-th-critical-assessment-of-methods-of-protein-structure-prediction-casp11
#19
Adam Belsom, Michael Schneider, Lutz Fischer, Mahmoud Mabrouk, Kolja Stahl, Oliver Brock, Juri Rappsilber
Determining the structure of a protein by any method requires various contributions from experimental and computational sides. In a recent study, high-density cross-linking/mass spectrometry (HD-CLMS) data in combination with ab initio structure prediction determined the structure of human serum albumin (HSA) domains, with an RMSD to X-ray structure of up to 2.5 Å, or 3.4 Å in the context of blood serum. This paper reports the blind test on the readiness of this technology through the help of Critical Assessment of protein Structure Prediction (CASP)...
December 9, 2016: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316344/mechanoluminescent-imaging-of-osmotic-stress-induced-damage-in-a-glassy-polymer-network
#20
Jess M Clough, Jasper van der Gucht, Rint P Sijbesma
A chemiluminescent mechanophore, bis(adamantyl-1,2-dioxetane), is used to investigate the covalent bond scission resulting from the sorption of chloroform by glassy poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) networks. Bis(adamantyl)-1,2-dioxetane units incorporated as cross-linkers underwent mechanoluminescent scission, demonstrating that solvent ingress caused covalent bond scission. At higher cross-linking densities, the light emission took the form of hundreds of discrete bursts, widely varying in intensity, with each burst composed of 10(7)-10(9) photons...
March 14, 2017: Macromolecules
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