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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723118/valence-states-modulation-strategy-for-picomole-level-assay-of-hg-2-in-drinking-and-environmental-water-by-directional-self-assembly-of-gold-nanorods
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Lu Chen, Linlin Lu, Sufan Wang, Yunsheng Xia
In this study, we present a valence states modulation strategy for picomole level assay of Hg(2+) using directional self-assembly of gold nanorods (AuNRs) as signal readout. Hg(2+) ions are first controllably reduced to Hg(+) ions by appropriate ascorbic acid, and the reduced Hg(+) ions react with the tips of the preadded AuNRs and form gold amalgam. Such Hg(+) decorated AuNRs then end-to-end self-assemble into one-dimensional architectures by the bridging effects of lysine based on the high affinity of NH2-Hg(+) interactions...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722238/the-preparation-of-microfluidic-architecture-with-monolithic-materials-using-a-dual-porous-silica-structure
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Christopher Birch, Mohammad Mehdi Nasr Esfahani, Kirsty J Shaw, Cordula Kemp, Stephen James Haswell, Charlotte Dyer
A microfluidic device (MD) has been developed which features a porous silica (PS) monolithic disk synthesized from tetramethyl orthosilicate (TMOS), incorporated into the device post-fabrication and sealed in place with a second PS monolithic layer, synthesized from potassium silicate. This dual porous silica (DPS) structure provides a pathway for sample introduction to the microfluidic device and offers an ideal platform for solid phase extraction (SPE) methodologies which can be rapidly and efficiently integrated into a chip-based format...
July 19, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713512/laboratory-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-unfilled-resin-after-the-use-of-self-etch-and-total-etch-dentin-adhesives-on-the-shear-bond-strength-of-composite-to-dentin
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Ehsan Baradaran Nasseri, Sara Majidinia, Davood Aghasizadeh Sharbaf
BACKGROUND: Based on the frequent application of composite resins as tooth-colored fillings, this method is considered a viable alternative to dental amalgam. However, this method has the low bond strength of the composite to dentin. To solve this issue, various dental adhesive systems with different characteristics have been developed by dentistry experts. AIM: To assess the effect of an additional layer of unfilled resin in self-etch and total-etch dentin adhesives on the shear bond strength (SBS) of composite to dentin...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712364/the-structure-of-schizotypal-personality-traits-a-cross-national-study
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E Fonseca-Pedrero, M Debbané, J Ortuño-Sierra, R C K Chan, D C Cicero, L C Zhang, C Brenner, E Barkus, R J Linscott, T Kwapil, N Barrantes-Vidal, A Cohen, A Raine, M T Compton, E B Tone, J Suhr, J Muñiz, A Fumero, S Giakoumaki, I Tsaousis, A Preti, M Chmielewski, J Laloyaux, A Mechri, M A Lahmar, V Wuthrich, F Larøi, J C Badcock, A Jablensky
BACKGROUND: Schizotypal traits are considered a phenotypic-indicator of schizotypy, a latent personality organization reflecting a putative liability for psychosis. To date, no previous study has examined the comparability of factorial structures across samples originating from different countries and cultures. The main goal was to evaluate the factorial structure and reliability of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ) scores by amalgamating data from studies conducted in 12 countries and across 21 sites...
July 17, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706348/a-methodological-approach-to-the-study-of-archaeological-cereal-meals-a-case-study-at-%C3%A3-atalh%C3%A3-y%C3%A3-k-east-turkey
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Lara González Carretero, Michèle Wollstonecroft, Dorian Q Fuller
This paper presents an integrated methodology for the analysis of archaeological remains of cereal meals, based on scanning electronic microscopic analyses of microstructures of charred food fragments from Neolithic Çatalhöyük (Turkey). The remains of cereal foods as 'bread-like' or 'porridge-like' small charred lumps of various amalgamated plant materials are frequently recovered from Neolithic and later archaeological sites in southwest Asia and Europe. Cereal food remains have recently attracted interest because the identification of their plant contents, the forms of food that they represent and the methods used in their creation can provide unique information about ancient culinary traditions and routine food processing, preparation and cooking techniques...
2017: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693545/competence-profiles-in-undergraduate-dental-education-a-comparison-between-theory-and-reality
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Sebastiaan Koole, Shani Van Den Brulle, Véronique Christiaens, Wolfgang Jacquet, Jan Cosyn, Hugo De Bruyn
BACKGROUND: Competence profiles are purposed to provide a blueprint in support to develop and/or benchmark the learning outcomes of undergraduate dental curricula. This study aims to investigate whether a competence profile as proposed by academic- and clinical experts is able to represent the real clinical reality. METHODS: A questionnaire was developed including questions about gender and age, perception about required competences, and educational organisation and was distributed among Flemish dentists via email and on paper during a symposium...
July 11, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691101/advancing-discontinuous-fiber-reinforced-composites-above-critical-length-for-replacing-current-dental-composites-and-amalgam
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Richard C Petersen
Clinicians have been aware that posterior dental particulate-filled composites (PFCs) have many placement disadvantages and indeed fail clinically at an average rate faster than amalgam alloys. Secondary caries is most commonly identified as the chief failure mechanism for both dental PFCs and amalgam. In terms of a solution, fiber-reinforced composites (FRCs) above critical length (Lc) can provide mechanical property safety factors with compound molding packing qualities to reduce many problems associated with dental PFCs...
February 2017: Journal of Nature and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690085/comparison-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-digital-intraoral-radiography-performance-in-the-detection-of-artificially-induced-recurrent-caries-like-lesions
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Saulo Leonardo Sousa Melo, Manuella Dias Furtado Belem, Lucia Trazzi Prieto, Cinthia Pereira Machado Tabchoury, Francisco Haiter-Neto
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the performance of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and digital radiography in the detection of artificial recurrent caries-like lesions under amalgam and composite fillings. STUDY DESIGN: The study included class II cavities in 30 molars that had been filled with amalgam. Fifteen of those molars had the restoration-enamel interface artificially demineralized. Phantoms were prepared, and CBCT images were acquired with 2 units in 3 voxel sizes (K9000, 0...
May 11, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687520/high-channel-count-single-unit-recordings-from-nonhuman-primate-frontal-cortex
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Andrew R Mitz, Ramon Bartolo, Richard C Saunders, Philip G Browning, Thomas Talbot, Bruno B Averbeck
BACKGROUND: Single unit recording in behaving nonhuman primates is widely used to study the primate central nervous system. However, certain questions cannot be addressed without recording large numbers of neurons simultaneously. Multiple 96-electrode probes can be implanted at one time, but certain problems must be overcome to make this approach practical. NEW METHOD: We describe a series of innovations and practical guidance for implanting and recording from 8 arrays of 96 electrodes (768 electrodes) in the frontal cortex of Macaca mulatta...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681046/long-term-in-vivo-effect-of-various-restorative-materials-on-enamel-and-dentin-of-primary-molars
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Elyiahu Mass, Alla Hassan, Ornit Cohen, Uri Zilberman
OBJECTIVE: To explore the long-term in-vivo effect of different dental restorative materials on the surrounding enamel and dentin, in primary molars. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Sixteen naturally exfoliated primary molars restored with amalgam, compomer, and glass-ionomer cement were collected after 2 to 5 years of function in the mouth. Four intact molars served as control. The teeth were sliced buccolingually and the ion content in the restorative material, the enamel, and the dentin surrounding the restoration was determined using a scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) program...
July 4, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680847/effects-of-various-cone-beam-computed-tomography-settings-on-the-detection-of-recurrent-caries-under-restorations-in-extracted-primary-teeth
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Kıvanç Kamburoğlu, Gül Sönmez, Zeynep Serap Berktaş, Hakan Kurt, Doĝukan Özen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the ex vivo diagnostic ability of 9 different cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) settings in the detection of recurrent caries under amalgam restorations in primary teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two primary teeth were used. Twenty-six teeth had dentine caries and 26 teeth did not have dentine caries. Black class II cavities were prepared and restored with amalgam. In the 26 carious teeth, recurrent caries were left under restorations...
June 2017: Imaging Science in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671701/demonstration-of-transgressive-overyielding-of-algal-mixed-cultures-in-microdroplets
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David N Carruthers, Chang Kyu Byun, Bradley J Cardinale, Xiaoxia Nina Lin
Algae are ubiquitous in natural ecosystems and have been studied extensively for biofuel production due to their unique metabolic capabilities. Most studies to date have approached biofuel optimization through synthetic biology and process engineering with few industrial scale projects considering algal community interactions. Such interactions can potentially lead to increased productivity and reduced community invasability, both important characteristics for scalable algal biofuel production. It is estimated that over a million species of algae exist such that elucidating the interactions that might be beneficial for biofuel production remains extremely resource and time intensive...
July 3, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670459/the-associations-between-blood-mercury-levels-and-shark-meat-intake-among-workers-in-gyeongsangbuk-do
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Gun Il Park, Young Seok Byun, Man Joong Jeon, Joon Sakong
BACKGROUND: Shark meat is used as sacrificial food in Gyeongsangbuk-do, and is a major source of dietary mercury. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of shark meat intake or the ritual of Jesa on blood mercury levels within workers living in Gyeongsangbuk-do. METHODS: This study was conducted from September 2016 to October 2016 in two cities of Gyeongsangbuk-do. To compare the differences between urban and rural areas, two workplaces each in Daegu as the urban area and Yeongcheon as the rural area were selected...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655297/reduced-egfr-elevated-urine-protein-and-low-level-of-personal-protective-equipment-compliance-among-artisanal-small-scale-gold-miners-at-bibiani-ghana-a-cross-sectional-study
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Justice Afrifa, Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Richard K D Ephraim, Daniel Nkrumah, Daniel Osei Dankyira
BACKGROUND: Mercury is a toxic metal with its effects on human health ranging from acute to chronic in a very short time of exposure. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is the main source of direct human exposure to mercury. AIM: To access the effect of mercury exposure on the renal function and level of personal protective equipment (PPE) compliance among small-scale gold miners in Bibiani District of the Western Region of Ghana METHOD: 110 consenting male gold miners were purposively recruited for this study...
June 27, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650778/success-of-dental-treatments-under-behavior-management-sedation-and-general-anesthesia
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Sigalit Blumer, Liora Costa, Benjamin Peretz
OBJECTIVE: To present comparative study aims to assist the practitioner to choose between behavior modification (BM) techniques, pharmacologic sedation (N2O-O2 alone or combined with midazolam 0.5 mg/ kg) or routine general anesthesia (GA) for the most successful approach in enabling pediatric dental care. STUDY DESIGN: Dental records of 56 children treated in a university dental clinic between 2006-2016 were reviewed, and data on age, gender, required treatment (amalgam restorations, composite restorations, pulpotomy, and stainless steel crowns [SSC]), treatment approaches and therapeutic success at final follow-up were retrieved...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642569/no-evidence-that-bonding-is-needed-for-amalgam-restorations
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James R Keenan, Analia Veitz-Keenan
Data sourcesRelevant databases were searched for the review such as the Cochrane Oral Health Group Trials Register, Medline, EMBASE, clinical trials.gov, WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform.Study selectionRandomised controlled trials comparing adhesively bonded versus non-bonded class I and II amalgam restorations in permanent molars and premolars.Data extraction and synthesisTwo reviewers independently screened papers and extracted data.ResultsOne trial with 31 patients who received 113 restorations was included...
June 23, 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641283/-healing-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-report
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Inge Mangelsdorf, Harald Walach, Joachim Mutter
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating disease leading to death within 3-5 years in most cases. New approaches to treating this disease are needed. Here, we report a successful therapy. CASE REPORT: In a 49-year-old male patient suffering from muscle weakness and fasciculations, progressive muscular atrophy, a variant of ALS, was diagnosed after extensive examinations ruling out other diseases. Due to supposed mercury exposure from residual amalgam, the patient's teeth were restored...
2017: Complementary Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630372/multitype-events-and-the-analysis-of-heart-failure-readmissions-illustration-of-a-new-modeling-approach-and-comparison-with-familiar-composite-end-points
#18
Paul M Brown, Justin A Ezekowitz
BACKGROUND: Heart failure-related hospital readmissions and mortality are often outcomes in clinical trials. Patients may experience multiple hospital readmissions over time with mortality acting as a dependent terminal event. Univariate composite end points are used for the analysis of readmissions. We may amend these approaches to include emergency department visits as a further outcome. An alternative multivariate modeling approach that categorizes hospital readmissions and emergency department visits as separate event types is proposed...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624940/effect-of-heavy-metals-on-tissue-specific-antioxidant-response-in-indian-major-carps
#19
Debjit Das, Mahammed Moniruzzaman, Adity Sarbajna, Suman Bhusan Chakraborty
Concentrations of heavy metals (Cu, Ni, Zn, Cd and Pb) were measured in sediments, water and liver and kidney tissues of three Indian major carps (Labeo rohita, Catla catla and Cirrhinus cirrhosus), belonging to two different weight groups (250 and 500 g), collected from ponds at two different sites (Nalban bheri and Diamond Harbour). The tissues were analysed for the levels of different antioxidant defence systems such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione reductase (GRd), glutathione S-transferase (GST), glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA)...
June 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622806/graphitic-carbon-nitride-supported-platinum-nanocomposites-for-rapid-and-sensitive-colorimetric-detection-of-mercury-ions
#20
Yi-Wei Wang, Lixing Wang, Fengping An, Hui Xu, Zejin Yin, Shurong Tang, Huang-Hao Yang, Hongbo Song
In this study, graphitic carbon nitride supported platinum nanocomposites (g-C3N4/PtNPs) have been synthesized for the first time by an ultrasonic-assisted chemical reduction method. By using g-C3N4 as the stabilizer, Pt ions could be reduced to PtNPs by NaBH4 and uniformly deposited on the surface of g-C3N4. The resulting g-C3N4/PtNPs exhibited enhanced catalytic activity for the oxidation of 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) compared to that of g-C3N4 or PtNPs alone. After interaction with Hg(2+), the catalytic activity of g-C3N4/PtNPs was effectively inhibited due to the formation of HgPt amalgam...
August 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
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