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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785595/a-preliminary-investigation-on-water-quality-of-coalbed-natural-gas-produced-water-for-beneficial-uses-a-case-study-in-the-southern-qinshui-basin-north-china
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Zheng Zhang, Yong Qin
Coalbed natural gas (CBNG) is an important unconventional natural gas resource with large reserves in China and receives much attention these years. The CBNG production is accomplished by extracting large volumes of produced water from the aquifer. The CBNG-produced water is commonly managed by discharging into nearby disposal ponds in the Southern Qinshui Basin (SQB), which provides an opportunity for water source for nearby irrigation, livestock, wildlife, and human drinking water. However, utilization of this nontraditional water source in the SQB is hindered by limited knowledge of water quality, practically oxidation/reduction potential (OPR), electrical conductivity (EC), sodium adsorption ration (SAR), and trace element chemistry data...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785163/management-of-intrinsic-discoloration-using-walking-bleach-technique-in-maxillary-central-incisors
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Sanket Hans Pandey, Pallav Mahesh Patni, Pradeep Jain, Arpita Chaturvedi
Introduction: Non-vital bleaching is a non-invasive technique to treat the intrinsic discoloration of teeth of several etiologies. Hydrogen peroxide and sodium perborate are commonly used bleaching agents. Aim: The aim of this case report is to demonstrate the non-vital bleaching technique in maxillary anterior teeth. Method: Maxillary central incisors were isolated with rubber dam and root canal treatment was performed. Barrier space preparation was done using a heated instrument...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784025/prevalence-of-electrolyte-disturbances-in-perinatal-asphyxia-a-prospective-study
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Jitendra Thakur, Nisha Keshary Bhatta, Rupa Rajbhandari Singh, Prakash Poudel, Madhab Lamsal, Anjum Shakya
BACKGROUND: Birth asphyxia is defined as the presence of hypoxia, hypercapnia, and acidosis leading the newborn to systemic disturbances probably electrolyte disturbance also. Knowledge of these electrolyte disturbances is very valuable as it can be an important parameter affecting perinatal morbidity, mortality and ongoing management. METHODS: Serum sodium, potassium and ionized calcium of asphyxiated term newborn were sent within one hour of birth as per the inclusion criteria...
May 21, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776838/hot-aqueous-leaf-extract-of-lasianthera-africana-icacinaceae-attenuates-rifampicin-isoniazid-induced-hepatotoxicity
#4
Lucky Legbosi Nwidu, Raphael Ellis Teme
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of Lasianthera africana (Icacinaceae) against isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF)-induced liver damage in rats. METHODS: The hepatoprotective effects of hot aqueous L. africana (HALA) leaf extract (0.1-1 g/kg) and silymarin (50 mg/kg) were assessed in a model of oxidative liver damage induced by RIF and INH (100 mg/kg each) in Wistar rats for 28 days. Biochemical markers of hepatic damage such as alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were assessed...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774173/role-of-interventional-radiology-in-the-management-of-peripheral-vascular-malformations-a-tertiary-care-center-experience
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Misbah Tahir, Muhammad Anees Mumtaz, Anum Sultan, Jawaid Iqbal, Raza Sayani
Peripheral vascular malformations (PVMs) represent a wide spectrum of vascular abnormalities occurring due to anomalous connections between arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymphatic channels at the microscopic level, in different combinations. They are rare and challenging to treat. Different operators may have different approaches based on their experience and expertise. Sclerotherapy either alone or in combination with embolization has been used as an independent method for the treatment of PVMs. Purpose The aim of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of sclerotherapy and embolization, with or without surgery, for the treatment of peripheral vascular malformations, based on our approach...
March 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774167/complete-hypokalemic-quadriparesis-as-a-first-presentation-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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Jason An, Branko Braam
Rationale: We hope to increase awareness that hypokalemic paralysis may be the first presentation of Sjögren syndrome, for which potassium-sparing diuretics can be an effective adjunct to potassium replenishment. Presenting concerns: A 73-year-old female presented to a peripheral hospital with quadriparesis and a critically low serum potassium of 1.6 mmol/L with U waves on the electrocardiogram (ECG). The initial arterial blood gas showed a pH of 7.19, bicarbonate of 13 mEq/L, and a CO2 of 35 mm Hg...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771736/the-role-of-diet-for-prevention-and-management-of-hypertension
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Cemal Ozemek, Deepika R Laddu, Ross Arena, Carl J Lavie
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Regular consumption of a diet high in sodium, energy dense foods, fat content, refined carbohydrates, added sugar and low in fruits and vegetables contributes to an increased risk of developing hypertension (HTN) and cardiovascular disease. This review aims to provide a synopsis of evidence-based dietary approaches that have been effective in lowering blood pressure (BP) in pre-HTN and individuals with HTN. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent dietary recommendations have emphasized overall dietary patterns and its relation between food and BP...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770972/fractional-excretion-of-electrolytes-in-volume-responsive-and-intrinsic-acute-kidney-injury-in-dogs-diagnostic-and-prognostic-implications
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Roberta Troìa, Marta Gruarin, Chiara Grisetti, Federica Serafini, Luca Magna, Erika Monari, Massimo Giunti, Francesco Dondi
BACKGROUND: The value of fractional excretion (FE) of electrolytes to characterize and prognosticate acute kidney injury (AKI) is poorly documented in dogs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic roles of FE of electrolytes in dogs with AKI. ANIMALS: Dogs (n = 135) with AKI treated with standard care (February 2014-December 2016). METHODS: Prospective study. Clinical and laboratory variables including FE of electrolytes, were measured upon admission...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770458/surfactant-effects-on-wettability-of-penicillium-frequentans-formulations-to-improve-brown-rot-biocontrol
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Belén Guijarro, Inmaculada Larena, Paloma Melgarejo, Antonieta De Cal
BACKGROUND: Penicillium frequentans could be approach to integrated pest management of brown rot, caused by Monilinia spp. Competition is primary mode of biocontrol activity of P. frequentans, and therefore, it must cover the entire fruit where the pathogen is acting. Our objective was to optimize P. frequentans efficacy, by maximizing fruit surface coverage and retention with the antagonist formulation by surfactant incorporation. RESULTS: Sixteen surfactants were assessed at 3-5 different concentrations and performance of disease-management of brown rot...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769109/valproate-induced-hyperammonemia-uncovering-an-underlying-inherited-metabolic-disorder-a-case-report
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Shaine Mehta, Sarrah Tayabali, Robin Lachmann
BACKGROUND: Sodium valproate is a commonly used anticonvulsant. It is widely recognized that valproate can cause hyperammonemia, particularly in people with underlying liver disease. Patients with urea cycle disorders are genetically predisposed to this adverse event and can develop severe hyperammonemia if given valproate. This can occur even if liver functions tests and plasma concentration of valproate are normal, highlighting the importance of checking ammonia levels in any patient presenting with encephalopathy...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768446/inhibitory-effect-of-k-ions-and-influence-of-other-ions-and-osmolality-on-the-spermatozoa-motility-of-european-burbot-lota-lota-l
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Katarzyna Dziewulska, Malwina Pilarska
BACKGROUND: In fish with external fertilization, two main start-up mechanisms of the path that blocks or activates the spermatozoan motility apparatus are known. The main factor managing the path is osmolality or potassium ion. In burbot from the European and North American population, contradictory findings regarding the factors influencing the onset of spermatozoa motility were reported. The objective of the current study was to determine the effect of potassium and osmolality on the spermatozoa activation of European burbot, Lota lota (Actinopterygii, Gadiformes, Lotidae)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765580/predictive-factors-associated-with-mortality-and-discharge-in-intensive-care-units-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Mohammad Ghorbani, Haleh Ghaem, Abbas Rezaianzadeh, Zahra Shayan, Farid Zand, Reza Nikandish
Background and aim: Accurate prediction of prognosis of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) is very important for the clinical management of the patients. The present study aims to identify independent factors affecting death and discharge in ICUs using competing risk modeling. Methods: This retrospective cohort study was conducted on enrolling 880 patients admitted to emergency ICU in Namazi hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran during 2013-2015...
March 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758100/diagnostic-approach-to-low-renin-hypertension
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Silvia Monticone, Isabel Losano, Martina Tetti, Fabrizio Buffolo, Franco Veglio, Paolo Mulatero
Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a crucial role in maintaining water and electrolytes homeostasis and its deregulation contributes to the development of arterial hypertension. Since the historical description of the "classical" RAAS, a dramatic increase in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of both essential and secondary hypertension has occurred. Approximatively 25% of the patients affected by arterial hypertension display low renin levels, a definition that is largely arbitrary and depends on the investigated population and the specific characteristics of the assay...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757121/management-of-electrolyte-disorders-also-the-method-matters
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Joris Richard Delanghe
INTRODUCTION: For the last few decades, electrolyte determinations in plasma or serum are carried out by reliable potentiometric methods. In recent years, a marked technical evolution has taken place, where the clinical analysis of common analytes (e.g. electrolytes) is partly moving from centralised clinical core laboratories to near-patient point-of-care testing. METHODS: As the measuring principle used by point-of-care testing markedly differs from the one used in core laboratories, sodium results are not always interchangeable in critically ill patients due to the different sensitivity of the analytical methods for the electrolyte exclusion effect...
May 14, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753399/cardiovascular-disease-and-diabetic-kidney-disease
#15
REVIEW
Muhammad Maqbool, Mark E Cooper, Karin A M Jandeleit-Dahm
Diabetic kidney disease commonly is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. There are traditional common risk factors for both conditions including hypertension and poor glycemic control. However, it is likely that there are other pathophysiological mechanisms that explain the clinical phenomenon of increased cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients with chronic kidney and vice versa. Current management of both conditions includes aggressive glucose and blood pressure control. The protective role of treating dyslipidemia has been shown for cardiovascular disease, but the results for renal disease are not as clear...
May 2018: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751237/current-anti-diabetic-agents-and-their-molecular-targets-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Nagaraju Kerru, Ashona Singh-Pillay, Paul Awolade, Parvesh Singh
Diabetes mellitus is a medical condition characterized by the body's loss of control over blood sugar. The frequency of diagnosed cases and consequential increases in medical costs makes it a rapidly growing chronic disease that threatens human health worldwide. In addition, its unnerving statistical projections are perilous to both the economy of the nation and man's life expectancy. Type-I and type-II diabetes are the two clinical forms of diabetes mellitus. Type-II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is illustrated by the abnormality of glucose homeostasis in the body, resulting in hyperglycemia...
May 3, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748785/determining-%C3%AE-15-n-no-3-values-in-soil-water-and-air-samples-by-chemical-methods
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Chaopu Ti, Xi Wang, Xiaoyuan Yan
Soil, water, and air NO3 - pollution is a major environmental problem worldwide. Stable isotope analysis can assess the origin of NOx because different NOx sources carry different isotope signatures. Hence, using appropriate chemical methods to determine the δ15 N-NOx values in different samples is important to improve our understanding of the N-NOx pollution and take possible strategies to manage it. Two modified chemical methods, the cadmium-sodium azide method and the VCl3 -sodium azide method, were used to establish a comprehensive inventory of δ15 N-NOx values associated with major NOx fluxes by the conversion of NO3 - into N2 O...
May 10, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748368/cardiovascular-effects-of-new-oral-glucose-lowering-agents-dpp-4-and-sglt-2-inhibitors
#18
REVIEW
André J Scheen
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major challenge in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Glucose-lowering agents that reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events would be considered a major advance, as recently reported with liraglutide and semaglutide, 2 glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, and with empagliflozin and canagliflozin, 2 SGLT-2 (sodium-glucose cotransporter type 2) inhibitors, but not with DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4) inhibitors. The present review is devoted to CV effects of new oral glucose-lowering agents...
May 11, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737015/therapeutic-agents-targeting-cardiometabolic-risk-for-preventing-and-treating-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-diseases
#19
Benoit J Arsenault, Nicolas Perrot, Rishi Puri
Targeting atherogenic lipoprotein levels with statins remains the current cornerstone of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ACVD) management. In patients at high ACVD risk who cannot achieve the desired low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol target, the addition of compounds such as ezetimibe and proprotein subtilisin/kexin type-9 (PCSK9) inhibitors incrementally lowers cardiovascular risk. New glucose-lowering drugs such as glucacon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP1R) agonists and sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were also shown to improve cardiometabolic risk factors and provide cardiovascular benefits in patients with type 2 diabetes...
May 8, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735899/determination-of-the-%C3%AE-conotoxin-piiia-specificity-against-voltage-gated-sodium-channels-from-binding-energy-calculations
#20
Fangling Chen, Wenxin Huang, Tao Jiang, Rilei Yu
Voltage-gated sodium (NaV ) channels generate and propagate action potentials in excitable cells, and several NaV subtypes have become important targets for pain management. The μ-conotoxins inhibit subtypes of the NaV with varied specificity but often lack of specificity to interested subtypes. Engineering the selectivity of the μ-conotoxins presents considerable complexity and challenge, as it involves the optimization of their binding affinities to multiple highly conserved NaV subtypes. In this study, a model of NaV 1...
May 7, 2018: Marine Drugs
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