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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343798/assessment-of-a-novel-transdermal-selective-%C3%AE-1-blocker-the-bisoprolol-patch-for-treating-frequent-premature-ventricular-contractions-in-patients-without-structural-heart-disease
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Masaya Shinohara, Tadashi Fujino, Hideki Koike, Ken Kitahara, Toshio Kinoshita, Hitomi Yuzawa, Takeya Suzuki, Shunji Fukunaga, Kenzaburo Kobayashi, Jiro Aoki, Kengo Tanabe, Takanori Ikeda
BACKGROUND: The autonomic nervous system involves the genesis of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). Previous studies demonstrated that heart rate (HR) dependency of idiopathic PVCs has different autonomic mechanisms. Recently, the bisoprolol patch, a novel transdermal β1-blocker formulation containing bisoprolol, became clinically available. We examined the efficacy of the bisoprolol patch for treating frequent PVCs in patients without structural heart disease (SHD) regarding the HR dependency of PVCs...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341293/marine-protected-communities-against-biological-invasions-a-case-study-from-an-offshore-island
#2
I Gestoso, P Ramalhosa, P Oliveira, J Canning-Clode
Biological invasions are a major threat to the world's biota and are considered a major cause of biodiversity loss. Therefore, world marine policy has recognized the need for more marine protected areas (MPAs) as a major tool for biodiversity conservation. The present work experimentally evaluated how protected communities from an offshore island can face the settlement and/or expansion of nonindigenous species (NIS). First, NIS colonization success in marine protected and marina communities was compared by deploying PVC settling plates at the Garajau MPA and Funchal marina (SW Madeira Island)...
March 21, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340791/solid-phase-extraction-microfluidic-devices-for-matrix-removal-in-trace-element-assay-of-actinide-materials
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Jun Gao, Benjamin T Manard, Alonso Castro, Dennis P Montoya, Ning Xu, Rebecca M Chamberlin
Advances in sample nebulization and injection technology have significantly reduced the volume of solution required for trace impurity analysis in plutonium and uranium materials. Correspondingly, we have designed and tested a novel chip-based microfluidic platform, containing a 100-µL or 20-µL solid-phase microextraction column, packed by centrifugation, which supports nuclear material mass and solution volume reductions of 90% or more compared to standard methods. Quantitative recovery of 28 trace elements in uranium was demonstrated using a UTEVA chromatographic resin column, and trace element recovery from thorium (a surrogate for plutonium) was similarly demonstrated using anion exchange resin AG MP-1...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339699/effects-of-chlorine-and-hydrogen-peroxide-sanitation-in-low-bacterial-content-water-on-biofilm-formation-model-of-poultry-brooding-house-waterlines
#4
P Maharjan, G Huff, W Zhang, S Watkins
An in vitro experiment was performed to determine if biofilm would develop when polyvinylchloride (PVC) test coupons (material used for poultry waterlines) were exposed to low bacterial content warm water (≤1000 cfu/mL, test water) and also to determine if biofilm development would be influenced by adding a sanitizer. PVC sections 2.54 cm long and internal diameter of 1. 90 cm were used as test coupons to grow biofilm. Two coupons were immersed in 600 mL test water in a beaker. Nine beakers were utilized similarly with a total of 18 coupons...
February 22, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334182/evaluation-of-different-applications-of-ethanedinitrile-c2n2-in-various-fumigation-chambers-for-control-of-monochamus-alternatus-coleoptera-cerambycidae-in-naturally-infested-logs
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Byung-Ho Lee, Chung-Gyoo Park, Yonglin Ren
Monochamus alternatus Hopeis is an important vector of nematode pests of timber in Korea, particularly Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Steiner & Buhrer) Nickle. Previously, we reported that ethanedinitrile (C2N2) has the potential to replace methyl bromide and metam sodium to control M. alternatus larvae and B. xylophilus under low-temperature (<5 °C) conditions. Herein, we report on fumigation trials of C2N2 over a 3-yr period (February 2013-October 2015) conducted at higher temperatures. The trials were conducted under 24 different conditions that incorporated varying fumigation chamber types (plastic sheeting-enclosed chambers of differing construction or an ISO shipping container, interior size: 5...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326823/tp-e-interval-and-tp-e-qt-ratio-before-and-after-catheter-ablation-in-patients-with-premature-ventricular-complexes
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Çağrı Yayla, Fırat Özcan, Dursun Aras, Osman Turak, Özcan Özeke, Serkan Çay, Serkan Topaloğlu
AIM: Tp-e/QT ratio is a novel marker of ventricular repolarization. The aim of the study is to evaluate the Tp-e interval and Tp-e/QT ratio before and after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for patients with frequent premature ventricular complexes (PVCs). PATIENTS & METHODS: The study included 151 consecutive patients who underwent RFA for treatment of symptomatic frequent PVCs. RESULTS: Tp-e interval, Tp-e/QT ratio and Tp-e/QTc ratio (all p < 0...
March 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319839/escherichia-coli-removal-from-model-substrates-underlying-mechanism-based-on-nanofluid-structural-forces
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Jiyoung Shim, Alex Nikolov, Darsh Wasan
Understanding the interactions between bacteria and solid surfaces that result in bacterial adhesion and removal is of immense importance for reducing foodborne illness outbreaks. A nanofluid formulation comprised of a sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) micellar aqueous solution in the presence of an organic acid (as a pH controller) was used to test the E. coli K12 removal from two substrates, polyvinylchloride (PVC) and partially hydrophobic glass. We investigated the bacterial removal efficacy based on the combined effect of the nanofluid's structural forces and bacterial isoelectric point...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319286/a-successful-model-to-learn-and-implement-ultrasound-guided-venous-catheterization-in-apheresis
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Nigopan Gopalasingam, Anna-Marie Eller Thomsen, Lars Folkersen, Peter Juhl-Olsen, Erik Sloth
BACKGROUND: Apheresis treatments can be performed with peripheral venous catheters (PVC), although central venous catheters (CVC) are inserted when PVCs fail or patient with history of difficult vascular access prior to the apheresis. Ultrasound guidance for PVC has shown promising results in other settings. PURPOSE: To investigate if ultrasound guidance for PVC could be implemented among apheresis nurses. Second, how implementation of ultrasound guidance affected the number of CVCs used for apheresis per patient...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319188/reduced-performance-of-a-pvc-coated-biogents-sentinel-prototype-in-comparison-to-the-original-biogents-sentinel-for-monitoring-the-asian-tiger-mosquito-aedes-albopictus-in-temperate-north-america
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Isik Unlu, Ary Faraji, Michael Morganti, Randy Vaeth, Karen Akaratovic, Jay Kiser, Charles Abadam, Dan Kline
Aedes albopictus is a major nuisance pest and also a public health concern because of the role it plays in the transmission of arboviruses. There is a continuing demand for effective surveillance tools for this species. The first generation of Biogents Sentinel (BGS1) traps have proven to be an effective tool for surveillance of Ae. albopictus throughout its range, however, some defects in construction led to the eventual development of the next generation. We compared the performance of the new generation prototype trap (BGS2P) to the original...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317122/an-anthropomorphic-abdominal-phantom-for-deformable-image-registration-accuracy-validation-in-adaptive-radiation-therapy
#10
Yuliang Liao, Linjing Wang, Xiangdong Xu, Haibin Chen, Jiawei Chen, Guoqian Zhang, Huaiyu Lei, Ruihao Wang, Shuxu Zhang, Xuejun Gu, Xin Zhen, Linghong Zhou
PURPOSE: To design and construct a three-dimensional (3D) anthropomorphic abdominal phantom for geometric accuracy and dose summation accuracy evaluations of deformable image registration (DIR) algorithms for adaptive radiation therapy (ART). METHOD: Organ molds, including liver, kidney, spleen, stomach, vertebra and two metastasis tumors, were 3D printed using contours from an ovarian cancer patient. The organ molds were molded with deformable gels made of different mixtures of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the softener dioctyl terephthalate...
March 20, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316609/shoot-and-root-traits-contribute-to-drought-resistance-in-recombinant-inbred-lines-of-md-23-24-%C3%A3-sea-5-of-common-bean
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Jose Polania, Idupulapati M Rao, Cesar Cajiao, Miguel Grajales, Mariela Rivera, Federico Velasquez, Bodo Raatz, Stephen E Beebe
Drought is the major abiotic stress factor limiting yield of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in smallholder systems in Latin America and eastern and southern Africa; where it is a main source of protein in the daily diet. Identification of shoot and root traits associated with drought resistance contributes to improving the process of designing bean genotypes adapted to drought. Field and greenhouse studies were conducted at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Palmira, Colombia to determine the relationship between grain yield and different shoot and root traits using a recombinant inbred lines (RILs) population (MD23-24 × SEA 5) of common bean...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303301/impact-of-tapered-cuff-tracheal-tube-on-microaspiration-of-gastric-contents-in-intubated-critically-ill-patients-a-multicenter-cluster-randomized-cross-over-controlled-trial
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Emmanuelle Jaillette, Christophe Girault, Guillaume Brunin, Farid Zerimech, Hélène Behal, Arnaud Chiche, Céline Broucqsault-Dedrie, Cyril Fayolle, Franck Minacori, Isabelle Alves, Stéphanie Barrailler, Julien Labreuche, Laurent Robriquet, Fabienne Tamion, Emmanuel Delaporte, Damien Thellier, Claire Delcourte, Alain Duhamel, Saad Nseir
PURPOSE: Studies on the impact of tapered-cuff tracheal tubes on rates of microaspiration and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in intubated patients have reported conflicting results. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of this shape of tracheal cuff on abundant microaspiration of gastric contents in critically ill patients. METHODS: All patients intubated in the intensive care unit (ICU) and requiring mechanical ventilation for at least 48 h were eligible for this multicenter cluster-randomized controlled cross-over open-label study...
March 16, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300662/diisononyl-phthalate-induces-asthma-via-modulation-of-th1-th2-equilibrium
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Yun-Ho Hwang, Man-Jeong Paik, Sung-Tae Yee
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP), a member of the phthalate family, is used to plasticize polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This chemical is known to enhance airway inflammation in the OVA-induced asthma model (adjuvant effects) and aggravate allergic dermatitis. Moreover, DINP enhances the production of interleukin-4 in activated CD4(+) T cells. However, the effect of DINP itself on the differentiation of naïve CD4(+) T cells into T helper cells (Th1/Th2) in vitro and allergic asthma in vivo has not yet been studied. In this study, DINP was shown to suppress the polarization of Th1 and enhance the polarization of Th2 from naïve CD4(+) T cells in vitro...
March 12, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291915/room-scatter-effects-in-total-skin-electron-irradiation-monte-carlo-simulation-study
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Alexander Nevelsky, Egor Borzov, Shahar Daniel, Raquel Bar-Deroma
PURPOSE: Total Skin Electron Irradiation (TSEI) is a complex technique which usually involves the use of large electron fields and the dual-field approach. In this situation, many electrons scattered from the treatment room floor are produced. However, no investigations of the effect of scattered electrons in TSEI treatments have been reported. The purpose of this work was to study the contribution of floor scattered electrons to skin dose during TSEI treatment using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287493/characterization-of-textile-insulated-capacitive-biosensors
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Charn Loong Ng, Mamun Bin Ibne Reaz
Capacitive biosensors are an emerging technology revolutionizing wearable sensing systems and personal healthcare devices. They are capable of continuously measuring bioelectrical signals from the human body while utilizing textiles as an insulator. Different textile types have their own unique properties that alter skin-electrode capacitance and the performance of capacitive biosensors. This paper aims to identify the best textile insulator to be used with capacitive biosensors by analysing the characteristics of 6 types of common textile materials (cotton, linen, rayon, nylon, polyester, and PVC-textile) while evaluating their impact on the performance of a capacitive biosensor...
March 12, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287019/effect-of-prenatal-restraint-stress-and-morphine-co-administration-on-plasma-vasopressin-concentration-and-anxiety-behaviors-in-adult-rat-offspring
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Elnaz Nakhjiri, Ehsan Saboory, Shiva Roshan-Milani, Yousef Rasmi, Davod Khalafkhani
Stressful events and exposure to opiates during gestation have important effects on the later mental health of the offspring. Anxiety is among the most common mental disorders. The present study aimed to identify effects of prenatal restraint stress and morphine co-administration on plasma vasopressin concentration (PVC) and anxiety behaviors in rats. Pregnant rats were divided into four groups (n = 6, each): saline, morphine, stress+saline and stress+morphine treatment. The stress procedure consisted of restraint twice per day, two hours per session, for three consecutive days starting on day 15 of pregnancy...
March 12, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280409/paracrine-influence-of-human-perivascular-cells-on-the-proliferation-of-adenocarcinoma-alveolar-epithelial-cells
#17
Eunbi Kim, Sunghun Na, Borim An, Se-Ran Yang, Woo Jin Kim, Kwon-Soo Ha, Eun-Taek Han, Won Sun Park, Chang-Min Lee, Ji Yoon Lee, Seung-Joon Lee, Seok-Ho Hong
Understanding the crosstalk mechanisms between perivascular cells (PVCs) and cancer cells might be beneficial in preventing cancer development and metastasis. In this study, we investigated the paracrine influence of PVCs derived from human umbilical cords on the proliferation of lung adenocarcinoma epithelial cells (A549) and erythroleukemia cells (TF-1α and K562) in vitro using Transwell® co-culture systems. PVCs promoted the proliferation of A549 cells without inducing morphological changes, but had no effect on the proliferation of TF-1α and K562 cells...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274486/phthalates-non-phthalate-plasticizers-and-bisphenols-in-swedish-preschool-dust-in-relation-to-children-s-exposure
#18
Kristin Larsson, Christian H Lindh, Bo Ag Jönsson, Georgios Giovanoulis, Momina Bibi, Matteo Bottai, Anna Bergström, Marika Berglund
Children are exposed to a wide range of chemicals in their everyday environments, including the preschool. In this study, we evaluated the levels of phthalates, non-phthalate plasticizers and bisphenols in dust from 100 Swedish preschools and identified important exposure factors in the indoor environment. In addition, children's total exposure to these chemicals was determined by urine analysis to investigate their relation with dust exposure, and to explore the time trends by comparing with children who provided urine fifteen years earlier...
March 5, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274418/potentiometric-perchlorate-determination-at-nanomolar-concentrations-in-vegetables
#19
Dilmo M S Leoterio, Ana Paula S Paim, Mônica F Belian, André Galembeck, André F Lavorante, Edgar Pinto, Célia G Amorim, Alberto N Araújo, Maria C B S M Montenegro
In this work, an expeditious method based on the multi-commutated flow-analysis concept with potentiometric detection is proposed to perform determinations of the emergent contaminant perchlorate in vegetable matrices down to nanomolar concentration. To accomplish the task, a tubular shaped potentiometric sensor selective to perchlorate ion was constructed with a PVC membrane containing 12mmol/kg of the polyamine bisnaphthalimidopropyl-4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane and 2-nitrophenyl phenyl ether 68% (w/w) as plasticizer casted on a conductive epoxy resin...
July 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274202/identification-of-constraints-influencing-the-bacterial-genomes-evolution-in-the-pvc-super-phylum
#20
Sandrine Pinos, Pierre Pontarotti, Didier Raoult, Vicky Merhej
BACKGROUND: Horizontal transfer plays an important role in the evolution of bacterial genomes, yet it obeys several constraints, including the ecological opportunity to meet other organisms, the presence of transfer systems, and the fitness of the transferred genes. Bacteria from the Planctomyctetes, Verrumicrobia, Chlamydiae (PVC) super-phylum have a compartmentalized cell plan delimited by an intracytoplasmic membrane that might constitute an additional constraint with particular impact on bacterial evolution...
March 9, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
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