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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340160/safety-of-fluoroscopy-guided-transseptal-approach-for-ablation-of-left-sided-arrhythmias
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Zviad Matoshvili, Hamid Bastani, Tara Bourke, Frieder Braunschweig, Nikola Drca, Kristjan Gudmundsson, Per Insulander, Anette Jemtrén, Göran Kennebäck, Ott Saluveer, Jonas Schwieler, Jari Tapanainen, Christer Wredlert, Mats Jensen-Urstad
Aims: The transseptal approach is used for left atrial access during the ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) and other left-sided arrhythmia substrates. Transseptal puncture (TP) is commonly performed with fluoroscopic guidance, contrast injection, and pressure monitoring. In many centres, additional techniques [intracardiac echocardiography (ICE), transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE), radiofrequency needle] are used to facilitate TP but its use adds costs. In this retrospective study, we studied the safety and complication rate when TP was routinely done with fluoroscopic guidance, contrast injection, and pressure monitoring using ICE or TEE only in selected cases...
March 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335202/versatile-production-of-poly-epsilon-caprolactone-fibers-by-electrospinning-using-benign-solvents
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Liliana Liverani, Aldo R Boccaccini
The electrospinning technique is widely used for the fabrication of micro- and nanofibrous structures. Recent studies have focused on the use of less toxic and harmful solvents (benign solvents) for electrospinning, even if those solvents usually require an accurate and longer process of optimization. The aim of the present work is to demonstrate the versatility of the use of benign solvents, like acetic acid and formic acid, for the fabrication of microfibrous and nanofibrous electrospun poly(epsilon-caprolactone) mats...
April 15, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334471/the-clinical-applicability-of-a-daily-summary-of-patients-self-reported-postoperative-pain-a-repeated-measure-analysis
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Lotta Wikström, Kerstin Eriksson, Bengt Fridlund, Mats Nilsson, Kristofer Årestedt, Anders Broström
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: (I) to determine if a central tendency, median, based on patients' self-rated pain is a clinically applicable daily measure to show patients' postoperative pain on the first day after major surgery (II) and to determine the number of self-ratings required for the calculation of this measure. BACKGROUND: Perioperative pain traits in medical records are difficult to overview. The clinical applicability of a daily documented summarising measure of patients' self-rated pain scores is little explored...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334407/organismal-and-spatial-partitioning-of-energy-and-macronutrient-transformations-within-a-hypersaline-mat
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Jennifer M Mobberley, Stephen R Lindemann, Hans C Bernstein, James J Moran, Ryan S Renslow, Jerome Babauta, Dehong Hu, Haluk Beyenal, William C Nelson
Phototrophic mat communities are model ecosystems for studying energy cycling and elemental transformations because complete biogeochemical cycles occur over millimeter-to-centimeter scales. Characterization of energy and nutrient capture within hypersaline phototrophic mats has focused on specific processes and organisms, however little is known about community-wide distribution of and linkages between these processes. To investigate energy and macronutrient capture and flow through a structured community, the spatial and organismal distribution of metabolic functions within a compact hypersaline mat community from Hot Lake have been broadly elucidated through species-resolved metagenomics and geochemical, microbial diversity, and metabolic gradient measurements...
March 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334326/allelopathy-mediated-competition-in-microbial-mats-from-antarctic-lakes
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Marc Slattery, Michael P Lesser
Microbial mats are vertically stratified communities that host a complex consortium of microorganisms, dominated by cyanobacteria, that compete for available nutrients and environmental niches, within these extreme habitats. The Antarctic Dry Valleys near McMurdo Sound include a series of lakes within the drainage basin that are bisected by glacial traverses. These lakes are traditionally independent, but recent increases in glacial melting have allowed two lakes (Chad and Hoare) to become connected by a meltwater stream...
February 18, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334191/tu-et-al-microbial-diversity-in-chinese-temperate-steppe-unveiling-the-most-influential-environmental-drivers
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Bo Tu, Xavier Domene, Minjie Yao, Chaonan Li, Shiheng Zhang, Yongping Kou, Yansu Wang, Xiangzhen Li
Temperate steppe is extremely sensitive to the current global changes. However, what are the main environmental variables driving microbial diversity in temperate steppe are still unclear, something that impairs doing predictions about the expected effects of global changes on microbe-mediated ecological functions. This is why, in this study, the relationship between soil microbial diversity and environmental variables in Chinese temperate steppe is investigated. In this study, significant correlations between soil bacterial α-diversity and mean annual precipitation (MAP) and the aridity index (AI) were observed at the whole region scale...
March 7, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334100/an-organismal-concept-for-sengelia-radicans-gen-et-sp-nov-morphology-and-natural-history-of-an-early-devonian-lycophyte
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Kelly K S Matsunaga, Alexandru M F Tomescu
Background and Aims: Fossil plants are found as fragmentary remains and understanding them as natural species requires assembly of whole-organism concepts that integrate different plant parts. Such concepts are essential for incorporating fossils in hypotheses of plant evolution and phylogeny. Plants of the Early Devonian are crucial to reconstructing the initial radiation of tracheophytes, yet few are understood as whole organisms. Methods: This study assembles a whole-plant concept for the Early Devonian lycophyte Sengelia radicans gen...
February 20, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332640/leptospirosis-in-domestic-animals-in-france-serological-results-from-1988-to-2007
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G André-Fontaine
Leptospirosis is a common infection in domestic animals. The microscopic agglutination test (MAT) is used for serological diagnosis. From 1988 to 2007, the Leptospira Medical and Molecular Bacteriology Laboratory at the Nantes National College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering used the MAT to test serum samples from more than 40,000 cattle, 40,000 pigs, 20,000 horses and 9,500 dogs. Five Leptospira serogroups were prominent, with specific variations within the four animal species: Icterohaemorrhagiae, Australis, Sejroë, Grippotyphosa and Autumnalis...
December 2016: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332416/predicting-deoxynivalenol-in-oats-under-conditions-representing-scandinavian-production-regions
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Tomas Persson, Henrik Eckersten, Oleif Elen, Anne-Grete Roer Hjelkrem, Joel Markgren, Mats Söderström, Thomas Börjesson
Deoxynivalenol (DON) in cereals, produced by Fusarium fungi, cause poisoning in humans and animals. Fusarium infections in cereals are favoured by humid conditions. Host species are susceptible mainly during the anthesis stage. Infections are also positively correlated with a regional history of Fusarium infections, frequent cereal production and non-tillage field management practices. Here, previously developed process-based models based on relative air humidity, rain and temperature conditions, Fusarium sporulation, host phenology and mycelium growth in host tissue were adapted and tested on oats...
March 23, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332304/sclerosing-polycystic-adenosis-a-rare-tumor-misdiagnosed-as-retention-cyst-on-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology
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Shilpi, Fuzail Ahmad Ansari, Shalini Bahadur, Akshi Katyal, Aastha Narula, Namrata Nargotra, Sompal Singh
Sclerosing polycystic adenosis (SPA) is a rare benign neoplasm of the salivary gland which resembles the fibrocystic disease of the breast clinically as well as morphologically. This entity has varied morphological presentation on fine needle aspiration. Only a few case reports and occasional case series are found in the literature describing its cytology. Here we are presenting a case of SPA in the parotid gland in a 13-year-old male patient who presented with a slow growing infra-auricular mass since one year without any other symptoms...
March 22, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332282/chirally-sensitive-collision-induced-dissociation-of-proton-bound-diastereomeric-complexes-of-tryptophan-and-2-butanol
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Oleksii Rebrov, Kostiantyn Kulyk, Mauritz Ryding, Richard D Thomas, Einar Uggerud, Mats Larsson
In this work we report the stereo-dependent collision-induced dissociation (CID) of proton-bound complexes of tryptophan and 2-butanol. The dissociation efficiency was measured as a function of collision energy in single collision mode. The homochiral complex was found to be less stable against CID than a heterochiral one. Additional gas dependence measurements were performed with diastereomeric complexes that confirm the findings.
March 23, 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330498/identification-of-cattle-buffaloes-and-rodents-as-reservoir-animals-of-leptospira-in-the-district-of-gampaha-sri-lanka
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D T H Denipitiya, N V Chandrasekharan, W Abeyewickreme, R A Hartskeerl, M D Hapugoda
BACKGROUND: Leptospirosis is an important emerging infectious disease in Sri Lanka. Rats are the most important reservoir of Leptospira but domestic and wild mammals may also act as important maintenance or accidental hosts. In Sri Lanka, knowledge of reservoir animals of leptospires is poor. The objective of this study was to identify potential reservoir animals of Leptospira in the District of Gampaha, Sri Lanka. FINDINGS: Blood and kidney samples were collected from 38 rodents and mid-stream urine samples were randomly collected from 45 cattle and five buffaloes in the District of Gampaha...
March 23, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330267/treatment-of-landfill-leachate-using-asbr-combined-with-zeolite-adsorption-technology
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Chi Kim Lim, Ta Wee Seow, Chin Hong Neoh, Muhamad Hanif Md Nor, Zaharah Ibrahim, Ismail Ware, Siti Hajar Mat Sarip
Sanitary landfilling is the most common way to dispose solid urban waste; however, improper landfill management may pose serious environmental threats through discharge of high strength polluted wastewater also known as leachate. The treatment of landfill leachate to fully reduce the negative impact on the environment, is nowadays a challenge. In this study, an aerobic sequencing batch reactor (ASBR) was proposed for the treatment of locally obtained real landfill leachate with initial ammoniacal nitrogen and chemical oxygen demand (COD) concentration of 1800 and 3200 mg/L, respectively...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330215/bioremediation-of-high-strength-agricultural-wastewater-using-ochrobactrum-sp-strain-sz1
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Chin Hong Neoh, Chi Yong Lam, Suriati Mat Ghani, Ismail Ware, Siti Hajar Mat Sarip, Zaharah Ibrahim
The biggest agricultural sector that contributes to the Malaysian economy is the oil palm industry. The effluent generated during the production of crude palm oil known as palm oil mill effluent (POME). POME undergoes anaerobic treatment that requires long retention time and produces large amount of methane that consequently contributes to global warming. In this study, an isolated bacteria was selected based on its ability to degrade kraft lignin (KL) and identified as Ochrobactrum sp. The bacteria were able to treat POME (from anaerobic pond) under the aerobic condition without addition of nutrient, resulting in a significant chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal of 71 %, removal rate of 1385 mg/l/day, and 12...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329731/feasibility-toxicity-and-response-of-upfront-metaiodobenzylguanidine-therapy-therapy-followed-by-german-pediatric-oncology-group-neuroblastoma-2004-protocol-in-newly-diagnosed-stage-4-neuroblastoma-patients
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K C J M Kraal, G M Bleeker, B L F van Eck-Smit, N K A van Eijkelenburg, F Berthold, M M van Noesel, H N Caron, G A M Tytgat
AIM OF THE STUDY: Radiolabelled meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) is an effective option in treatment of neuroblastoma (NBL) tumours. We studied feasibility, toxicity and efficacy of upfront (131)I-MIBG and induction treatment in stage 4 NBL patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective, multi-centre (AMC and EMC) pilot regimen (1/1/2005-2011). Newly diagnosed stage 4 NBL patients, were treated with 2 courses of (131)I-MIBG, GPOH 2004 NBL protocol, myeloablative therapy (MAT) and autologous stem cell rescue (ASCT)...
March 19, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329355/international-recommendations-for-electrocardiographic-interpretation-in-athletes
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Sanjay Sharma, Jonathan A Drezner, Aaron Baggish, Michael Papadakis, Mathew G Wilson, Jordan M Prutkin, Andre La Gerche, Michael J Ackerman, Mats Borjesson, Jack C Salerno, Irfan M Asif, David S Owens, Eugene H Chung, Michael S Emery, Victor F Froelicher, Hein Heidbuchel, Carmen Adamuz, Chad A Asplund, Gordon Cohen, Kimberly G Harmon, Joseph C Marek, Silvana Molossi, Josef Niebauer, Hank F Pelto, Marco V Perez, Nathan R Riding, Tess Saarel, Christian M Schmied, David M Shipon, Ricardo Stein, Victoria L Vetter, Antonio Pelliccia, Domenico Corrado
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading cause of mortality in athletes during sport. A variety of mostly hereditary, structural, or electrical cardiac disorders are associated with SCD in young athletes, the majority of which can be identified or suggested by abnormalities on a resting 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). Whether used for diagnostic or screening purposes, physicians responsible for the cardiovascular care of athletes should be knowledgeable and competent in ECG interpretation in athletes. However, in most countries a shortage of physician expertise limits wider application of the ECG in the care of the athlete...
February 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328953/estimating-changes-in-lichen-mat-volume-through-time-and-related-effects-on-barren-ground-caribou-rangifer-tarandus-groenlandicus-movement
#17
Gregory J M Rickbeil, Txomin Hermosilla, Nicholas C Coops, Joanne C White, Michael A Wulder
Lichens form a critical portion of barren ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus) diets, especially during winter months. Here, we assess lichen mat volume across five herd ranges in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Canada, using newly developed composite Landsat imagery. The lichen volume estimator (LVE) was adapted for use across 700 000 km2 of barren ground caribou habitat annually from 1984-2012. We subsequently assessed how LVE changed temporally throughout the time series for each pixel using Theil-Sen's slopes, and spatially by assessing whether slope values were centered in local clusters of similar values...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327846/-childhood-leptospirosis-in-patients-with-febrile-syndrome-in-the-region-of-urab%C3%A3-colombia
#18
Janeth Pérez-García, Margarita Arboleda, Piedad Agudelo-Flórez
The aim of the study was to discover cases of childhood leptospirosis in four municipalities in the region of Urabá (Colombia) and the factors related to the severity of clinical manifestations. A retrospective cross-sectional study assessed 74 children aged younger than 17 years with febrile syndrome due to leptospirosis between 2010 and 2012. The majority of cases were in children from urban areas (57/74; 77%), between 10 and 14 years of age (33/74; 44.5%). The microscopic agglutination test (MAT) revealed that the most frequent serogroups were Grippotyphosa and Bratislava, which are associated with wildlife and livestock reservoirs, respectively...
October 2016: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327184/catestatin-vasostatin-cortisol-and-pain-assessments-in-dogs-suffering-from-traumatic-bone-fractures
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Thanikul Srithunyarat, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd V Höglund, Mats Stridsberg, Ulf Olsson, Jeanette Hanson, Chalermkwan Nonthakotr, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt, Ann Pettersson
BACKGROUND: Traumatic bone fractures cause moderate to severe pain, which needs to be minimized for optimal recovery and animal welfare, illustrating the need for reliable objective pain biomarkers for use in a clinical setting. The objectives of this study were to investigate catestatin (CST) and vasostatin (VS) concentrations as two new potential biomarkers, and cortisol concentrations, scores of the short form of the Glasgow composite measure pain scale (CMPS-SF), and visual analog scale (VAS) in dogs suffering from traumatic bone fractures before and after morphine administration in comparison with healthy dogs...
March 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326309/space-allowance-of-the-littered-area-affects-lying-behavior-in-group-housed-horses
#20
Joan-Bryce Burla, Christina Rufener, Iris Bachmann, Lorenz Gygax, Antonia Patt, Edna Hillmann
Horses can sleep while standing; however, recumbency is required for rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and therefore essential. Previous research indicated a minimal duration of recumbency of 30 min per 24 h to perform a minimal duration of REM sleep. For group-housed horses, suitable lying area represents a potentially limited resource. In Switzerland, minimal dimensions for the space allowance of the littered area are therefore legally required. To assess the effect of different space allowances of the littered area on lying behavior, 38 horses in 8 groups were exposed to 4 treatments for 11 days each; T0: no litter provided, T0...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
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