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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345425/efficacy-and-safety-of-topical-diclofenac-menthol-gel-for-ankle-sprain-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-and-active-controlled-trial
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Pamela M Lai, Agron Collaku, Kenneth Reed
Purpose This study was performed to evaluate topical 1% diclofenac/3% menthol gel in treating ankle sprain. Design In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, adolescents and adults with acute ankle sprain (N = 385) applied 4 g of gel containing 1% diclofenac/3% menthol (n = 117), 1% diclofenac (n = 112), 3% menthol (n = 77), or placebo (n = 75) four times daily. The primary outcome was the area under the curve of pain intensity (PI) on movement [0 (no pain) to 10 (extreme pain)] from 24 to 72 hours post-application (AUC1-3 days)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344454/the-effect-of-intermittent-head-cooling-on-aerobic-performance-in-the-heat
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Peter Walters, Nathaniel Thom, Kai Libby, Shelby Edgren, Amanda Azadian, Daniel Tannous, Elisabeth Sorenson, Brian Hunt
Thermoregulation is critical for athletes, particularly those for those who must perform in the heat. Most strategies aimed at reducing heat stress have cooled participants before or during activity. The objective of this study is to investigate whether seven minutes of head cooling applied between bouts of aerobic exercise in hot (35 ± 1.0 °C) and dry (14.68 ±4.29% rh) environmental conditions could positively effect participants peak power output (PP) on a maximal effort graded exercise test (GXT). Twenty-two recreational active men ages 18 to 23 (19...
March 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343583/indirect-hand-and-forearm-vasomotion-regional-variations-in-cutaneous-thermosensitivity-during-normothermia-and-mild-hyperthermia
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Catriona A Burdon, Kyoko Tagami, Joonhee Park, Joanne N Caldwell, Nigel A S Taylor
In this experiment, hand and forearm vasomotor activity was investigated during localised, but stable heating and cooling of the face, hand and thigh, under open-loop (clamped) conditions. It was hypothesised that facial stimulation would provoke the most potent vascular changes. Nine individuals participated in two normothermic trials (mean body temperature clamp: 36.6°C; water-perfused suit and climate chamber) and two mildly hyperthermic trials (37.9°C). Localised heating (+5°C) and cooling (-5°C) stimuli were applied to equal surface areas of the face, hand and thigh (perfusion patches: 15min), while contralateral forearm or hand blood flows (venous-occlusion plethysmography) were measured (separate trials)...
April 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342405/validation-of-the-baking-process-as-a-kill-step-for-controlling-salmonella-in-muffins
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Lakshmikantha H Channaiah, Minto Michael, Jennifer C Acuff, Randall K Phebus, Harshavardhan Thippareddi, Maureen Olewnik, George Milliken
This research investigates the potential risk of Salmonella in muffins when contamination is introduced via flour, the main ingredient. Flour was inoculated with a 3-strain cocktail of Salmonella serovars (Newport, Typhimurium, and Senftenberg) and re-dried to achieve a target concentration of ~8logCFU/g. The inoculated flour was then used to prepare muffin batter following a standard commercial recipe. The survival of Salmonella during and after baking at 190.6°C for 21min was analyzed by plating samples on selective and injury-recovery media at regular intervals...
March 12, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341433/minimizing-the-impact-of-joule-heating-as-a-prerequisite-for-the-reliable-analysis-of-metal-protein-complexes-by-capillary-electrophoresis
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Paweł Mateusz Nowak, Klaudyna Śpiewak, Michał Woźniakiewicz, Paweł Kościelniak
Herein we report on a drastic release of metal ions from the Fe-bound transferrin, and Fe- or Mn-bound lactoferrin, observed upon the increase in the separation voltage during CE-based analysis. To verify whether this process is caused directly by electric field, we developed an Isothermal Voltage Increase approach (IVI), which is the extension of methods reported by Krylov et al. IVI ensures isothermal conditions while increasing separation voltage by a hydrodynamic pushing of the injected sample to the actively cooled capillary section, combined with a rationale choice of cooling temperature, dependent on the value of current...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341290/the-cessation-of-breathing-in-the-chicken-embryo-during-cold-hypometabolism
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Ryoji Ide, Satoko Tomita Ide, Jacopo P Mortola
The avian embryo toward end-incubation combines gas exchange through the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) and pulmonary ventilation (V˙E). The main experiments examined breathing activity during cold-hypometabolism. Chicken embryos close to hatching were prepared for simultaneous measurements of oxygen consumption ( [Formula: see text] ) and carbon dioxide production ( [Formula: see text] ; open-flow methodology) and breathing frequency (f; barometric technique). As ambient (Ta) and egg temperature (Tegg) dropped, breathing eventually ceased at ∼18°C, when [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] were 22-28% of the normothermic values...
March 21, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339295/antifungal-plant-defensins-increased-insight-in-their-mode-of-action-as-a-basis-for-their-use-to-combat-fungal-infections
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Tanne L Cools, Caroline Struyfs, Bruno Pa Cammue, Karin Thevissen
Plant defensins are small, cationic peptides with a highly conserved 3D structure. They have been studied extensively in the past decades. Various biological activities have been attributed to plant defensins, such as anti-insect and antimicrobial activities, but they are also known to affect ion channels and display antitumor activity. This review focuses on the structure, biological activity and antifungal mode of action of some well-characterized plant defensins, with particular attention to their fungal membrane target(s), their induced cell death mechanisms as well as their antibiofilm activity...
March 24, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337628/study-of-plasma-off-gas-treatment-from-spent-ion-exchange-resin-pyrolysis
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Hernán Ariel Castro, Vittorio Luca, Hugo Luis Banchi
Polystyrene divinylbenzene-based ion exchange resins are employed extensively within nuclear power plants (NPPs) and research reactors for purification and chemical control of the cooling water system. To maintain the highest possible water quality, the resins are regularly replaced as they become contaminated with a range of isotopes derived from compromised fuel elements as well as corrosion and activation products including (14)C, (60)Co, (90)Sr, (129)I, and (137)Cs. Such spent resins constitute a major proportion (in volume terms) of the solid radioactive waste generated by the nuclear industry...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334726/preparation-characterization-and-anti-ulcer-efficacy-of-sanguinarine-loaded-solid-lipid-nanoparticles
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Qing Sun, Weifeng Li, Huani Li, Xiumei Wang, Yu Wang, Xiaofeng Niu
AIM: This study was designed to develop sanguinarine-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (SG-SLNs) and investigate its gastroprotective effect on ethanol-induced gastric mucosal lesions in mice. METHODS: SG-SLNs were prepared by high temperature melt-cool solidification method using glycerol monostearate as the lipid and a combination of lecithin with poloxamer 188 as the surfactants. Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) were designed at varying lipid concentrations (5, 10, 15, and 20 mg/mL), surfactant mixture concentrations (6, 12, and 18 mg/mL), and drug contents (5, 10, 15, and 20 mg/mL) in "one factor at a time" fashion...
March 24, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332751/fast-and-minimal-solvent-production-of-superinsulating-silica-aerogel-granulate
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Lukas Huber, Shanyu Zhao, Wim J Malfait, Sirje Vares, Matthias M Koebel
With their low thermal conductivity (λ), silica aerogels can reduce carbon emissions from heating and cooling demands, but their widespread adoption is limited by the high production cost. A one-pot synthesis for silica aerogel granulate is presented that drastically reduces solvent use, production time, and global warming potential. The inclusion of the hydrophobization agent prior to gelation with a post-gelation activation step, enables a complete production cycle of less than four hours at the lab scale for a solvent use close to the theoretical minimum, and limits the global warming potential...
March 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332601/trpm8-in-the-negative-regulation-of-tnf%C3%AE-expression-during-cold-stress
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Xin-Pei Wang, Xuan Yu, Xiao-Jin Yan, Fan Lei, Yu-Shuang Chai, Jing-Fei Jiang, Zhi-Yi Yuan, Dong-Ming Xing, Li-Jun Du
Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin-8 (TRPM8) reportedly plays a fundamental role in a variety of processes including cold sensation, thermoregulation, pain transduction and tumorigenesis. However, the role of TRPM8 in inflammation under cold conditions is not well known. Since cooling allows the convergence of primary injury and injury-induced inflammation, we hypothesized that the mechanism of the protective effects of cooling might be related to TRPM8. We therefore investigated the involvement of TRPM8 activation in the regulation of inflammatory cytokines...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330964/thermoregulatory-inversion-a-novel-thermoregulatory-paradigm
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Domenico Tupone, Georgina Cano, Shaun F Morrison
To maintain core body temperature in mammals, the normal CNS thermoregulatory reflex networks produce an increase in brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis in response to skin cooling, and an inhibition of the sympathetic outflow to BAT during skin rewarming. In contrast, these normal thermoregulatory reflexes appear to be inverted in hibernation/torpor: thermogenesis is inhibited during exposure to a cold environment, allowing dramatic reductions in core temperature and metabolism, and thermogenesis is activated during skin rewarming, contributing to a return of normal body temperature...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328240/insights-on-cryopreserved-sheep-fibroblasts-by-cryomicroscopy-and-gene-expression-analysis
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Antonella Idda, Daniela Bebbere, Giuseppina Corona, Laura Masala, Elisa Casula, Alberto Cincotti, Sergio Ledda
Cryopreservation includes a set of techniques aimed at storing biological samples and preserving their biochemical and functional features without any significant alterations. This study set out to investigate the effects induced by cryopreservation on cultured sheepskin fibroblasts (CSSF) through cryomicroscopy and gene expression analysis after subsequent in vitro culture. CSSF cells were cryopreserved in a cryomicroscope (CM) or in a straw programmable freezer (SPF) using a similar thermal profile (cooling rate -5°C/min to -120°C, then -150°C/min to -196°C)...
March 22, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326286/the-effect-of-practical-cooling-strategies-on-physiological-response-and-cognitive-function-during-simulated-firefighting-tasks
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Rasoul Hemmatjo, Majid Motamedzade, Mohsen Aliabadi, Omid Kalatpour, Maryam Farhadian
Background: Firefighters often perform multiple tasks during firefighting operations under unknown and unpredictable conditions in hot and hostile environments. Methods: In this interventional study each firefighters engaged in 4 conditions: namely (1) no cooling device; control (NC), (2) cooling gel (CG), (3) cool vest (CV), and (4) CG+CV. Cooling effects of the employed interventions were evaluated based on heart rate (HR), temporal temperature (TT), reaction time (RT), and the correct response (CR). Results: HR and TT values for use of CG+CV (147...
2017: Health Promotion Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323792/the-effect-of-intermittent-vest-cooling-on-thermoregulation-and-cardiovascular-strain-in-baseball-catchers
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Stacy Bishop, David J Szymanski, Greg A Ryan, Robert L Herron, Phil A Bishop
Baseball catchers are exposed to multiple physiological challenges while playing outside during the spring and summer months, many of which deal with recovery and thermoregulation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of intermittent cooling on core temperature, cardiovascular strain, exertion, and recovery during a simulated catching performance in the heat. Six trained college-aged baseball catchers performed in a controlled, hot (35 °C) and humid (25% relative humidity) environment in a counter-balanced, cross-over design...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315337/p53-signaling-pathway-polymorphisms-associated-with-emphysematous-changes-in-copd-patients
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Shiro Mizuno, Takeshi Ishizaki, Maiko Kadowaki, Masaya Akai, Kohei Shiozaki, Masaharu Iguchi, Taku Oikawa, Ken Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Osanai, Hirohisa Toga, Jose Gomez-Arroyo, Donatas Kraskauskas, Carlyne D Cool, Herman J Bogaard, Norbert F Voelkel
BACKGROUND: The p53 signaling pathway may be important for the pathogenesis of emphysematous changes in the lungs of smokers. Polymorphism of p53 at codon 72 is known to affect apoptotic effector proteins, and the polymorphism of mouse double minute 2 homolog (MDM2) SNP309 is known to increase MDM2 expression. The aim of this study was to assess polymorphisms of the p53 and MDM2 genes in smokers and confirm the role of SNPs in these genes in the pathogenesis of pulmonary emphysema. METHODS: 365 patients with a smoking history were included in this study, and the polymorphisms of p53 and MDM2 genes were identified...
March 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314926/american-football-and-fatal-exertional-heat-stroke-a-case-study-of-korey-stringer
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Andrew Grundstein, John A Knox, Jennifer Vanos, Earl R Cooper, Douglas J Casa
On August 1, 2001, Korey Stringer, a Pro Bowl offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, became the first and to date the only professional American football player to die from exertional heat stroke (EHS). The death helped raise awareness of the dangers of exertional heat illnesses in athletes and prompted the development of heat safety policies at the professional, collegiate, and interscholastic levels. Despite the public awareness of this death, no published study has examined in detail the circumstances surrounding Stringer's fatal EHS...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314750/octopamine-and-tyramine-modulate-the-thermoregulatory-fanning-response-in-honey-bees-apis-mellifera-l
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Chelsea N Cook, Colin S Brent, Michael D Breed
Biogenic amines regulate the proximate mechanisms underlying most behavior, including those that contribute to the overall success of complex societies. For honey bees, one critical set of behaviors contributing to the welfare of a colony is involved with nest thermoregulation. Worker honeybees cool the colony by performing a fanning behavior, the expression of which is largely influenced by response thresholds modulated by the social environment. Here, we examined how changes in biogenic amines affect this group-performed thermoregulatory fanning behavior in honeybees...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297683/effects-of-hypothermia-on-the-mechanical-behavior-of-rabbit-femoral-arteries
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Kozaburo Hayashi, Yuki Kurose
The need to better understand the effects of non-physiological temperatures on arterial wall behavior is becoming more important because of the increased clinical use of hypothermal and hyperthermal treatments. The present study was performed to examine the effects of temperature on the mechanical behavior of femoral arteries excised from rabbits. Among 17, 27, 37, and 42°C, there were no significant differences in their diameter, stiffness, and P-D relations under the physiologically normal, control condition, although the arterial diameter was slightly smaller at 42°C than at the other three temperatures...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294107/antifungal-mechanisms-of-zno-and-ag-nanoparticles-to-sclerotinia-homoeocarpa
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Junli Li, Hyunkyu Sang, Huiyuan Guo, James T Popko, Lili He, Jason C White, Om Parkash Dhankher, Geunhwa Jung, Baoshan Xing
Fungicides have extensively been used to effectively combat fungal diseases on a range of plant species, but resistance to multiple active ingredients has developed in pathogens such as Sclerotinia homoeocarpa, the causal agent of dollar spot on cool-season turfgrasses. Recently, ZnO and Ag nanoparticles (NPs) have received increased attention due to their antimicrobial activities. In this study, the NPs' toxicity and mechanisms of action were investigated as alternative antifungal agents against S. homoeocarpa isolates that varied in their resistance to demethylation inhibitor (DMI) fungicides...
April 18, 2017: Nanotechnology
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