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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544977/environmental-radiation-dosimetry-at-argentine-antarctic-marambio-base-64%C3%A2-13-s-56%C3%A2-43-w-preliminary-results
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Alba Zanini, Vicente Ciancio, Monica Laurenza, Marisa Storini, Adolfo Esposito, Juan Carlos Terrazas, Paolo Morfino, Alessandro Liberatore, Gustavo Di Giovan
The preliminary results obtained in the first environmental radiation dosimetry campaign performed in the Antarctic region are presented. This experiment is carried out in the framework of CORA (COsmic Rays in Antarctica) Project, a collaboration between Argentine and Italian institutions. After a feasibility study performed in the Antarctic summer 2013, a new campaign has been carried out, started in March 2015, to measure various components of cosmic ray induced secondary atmospheric radiation at the Argentine Marambio Base (Antarctica; 196 m a...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544657/a-strategy-to-enhance-the-efficiency-of-quantum-dot-sensitized-solar-cells-by-decreasing-the-electron-recombinations-with-polyoxometalate-tio2-as-the-electronic-interface-layer
#2
Li Chen, Wei-Lin Chen, Jian-Ping Li, Jia-Bo Wang, En-Bo Wang
The serious electron recombination occurring in TiO2/quantum dot sensitizer/electrolyte interface is the key reason for hindering the further efficiency improvement of QDSCs. Polyoxometalate(POM) can be as electron transfer media to decreasing electron recombination of photoelectric device, which is due to the excellent oxidation reduction properties and thermostability. So in this paper, POM/TiO2 electronic interface layer prepared by a simple layer-by-layer self-assembly method is added between FTO and mesoporous TiO2 in the photoanode of the QDSCs, and their effects on the photovoltaic performance are systematically investigated...
May 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544574/reversing-polarity-carbonyl-%C3%AE-aminations-with-nitrogen-nucleophiles
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Aurelien de la Torre, Veronica Tona, Nuno Maulide
The synthesis of alpha-amino carbonyl compounds is an important challenge in synthesis en route to biologically essential structures. While classical approaches involve the use of enol or enolate chemistries in combination with an electrophilic source of nitrogen, those strategies usually necessitate further transformations in order to reach the desired targets. In recent years, a new approach arose involving the direct use of nucleophilic sources of nitrogen along with an oxidant. This advantageously leads in one-pot to the biologically relevant alpha-amino compounds, without further transformation required...
May 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544252/soil-organic-carbon-dynamics-jointly-controlled-by-climate-carbon-inputs-soil-properties-and-soil-carbon-fractions
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Zhongkui Luo, Wenting Feng, Yiqi Luo, Jeff Baldock, Enli Wang
Soil organic carbon (SOC) dynamics are regulated by the complex interplay of climatic, edaphic and biotic conditions. However, the interrelation of SOC and these drivers and their potential connection networks are rarely assessed quantitatively. Using observations of SOC dynamics with detailed soil properties from 90 field trials at 28 sites under different agroecosystems across the Australian cropping regions, we investigated the direct and indirect effects of climate, soil properties, carbon (C) inputs and soil C pools (a total of 17 variables) on SOC change rate (rC , Mg C ha(-1) yr(-1) )...
May 19, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543515/thrombocytopenia-associated-with-localized-scleroderma-report-of-four-pediatric-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ankur Kumar Jindal, Anju Gupta, Sunil Dogra, Amit Rawat, Deepti Suri, Jasmina Ahluwalia, Surjit Singh
We report on four children with localized scleroderma (morphea) and thrombocytopenia. All four had the en coup de sabre subtype of morphea and had varying degrees of thrombocytopenia (8 × 10(9) /L to 120 × 10(9) /L). None of them had major bleeding manifestations, and thrombocytopenia resolved with treatment of morphea. (One patient was also given an injection of anti-D immunoglobulin.) We propose that thrombocytopenia associated with localized scleroderma is usually benign and requires no specific therapy...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543381/ileocecal-vascularized-lymph-node-transfer-for-the-treatment-of-extremity-lymphedema-a-case-report
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Pedro Ciudad, Oscar J Manrique, Mouchammed Agko, En-Wei Liu, Wei-Ling Chang, Matthew Sze-Wei Yeo, Tony Chieh-Ting Huang, Ram M Chilgar, Hung-Chi Chen
Vascularized lymph node (VLN) transfer has been of high interest in the past decade for the treatment of lymphedema, since it has been shown to be effective in reducing limb volumes, decreasing infectious episodes and improving quality of life. Multiple donor sites have been described in the quest for the optimal one. Herein, we describe a novel lymph node flap option based on the ileocolic artery and vein. The ileocecal vascularized lymph node (IC-VLN) flap was used in the management of a 33-year-old male patient with lower extremity lymphedema secondary to left inguinal trauma...
May 24, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543273/differential-dispersal-and-the-allee-effect-create-power-law-behavior-distribution-of-spot-infestations-during-mountain-pine-beetle-outbreaks
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James A Powell, Martha J Garlick, Barbara J Bentz, Nicholas Friedenberg
Mountain pine beetles (MPB, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) are aggressive insects attacking Pinus host trees. Pines use defensive resin to overwhelm attackers, creating an Allee effect requiring beetles to attack en masse to successfully reproduce. MPB kill hosts, leaving observable, dying trees with red needles. Landscape patterns of infestation depend on MPB dispersal, which decreases with host density. Away from contiguously impacted patches (low beetle densities), infestations are characterized by apparently random spots (of 1-10 trees)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543032/influence-of-different-wild-garlic-allium-ursinum-extracts-on-the-gastrointestinal-system-spasmolytic-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-properties
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Dragana R Pavlović, Milica Veljković, Nikola M Stojanović, Marija Gočmanac-Ignjatović, Tatjana Mihailov-Krstev, Suzana Branković, Dušan Sokolović, Mirjana Marčetić, Niko Radulović, Mirjana Radenković
OBJECTIVES: As there are no previous studies of the European wild-garlic (Allium ursinum) effects on the gastrointestinal system, despite its traditional applications in gastrointestinal disorders' treatment and regular use in the human diet, we have quantified and compared spasmolytic, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of its different leaf extracts. METHODS: Wild-garlic extracts were tested for spasmolytic activity on isolated rat ileum, antimicrobial activity on selected Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungi by microdilution method and antioxidant capacity by DPPH radical-scavenging assay...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542863/mechanisms-of-silver-diamine-fluoride-on-arresting-caries-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Irene Shuping Zhao, Sherry Shiqian Gao, Noriko Hiraishi, Michael Francis Burrow, Duangporn Duangthip, May Lei Mei, Edward Chin-Man Lo, Chun-Hung Chu
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence regarding the mechanisms of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) for arresting caries. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using the keywords silver diamine fluoride, and its alternative names, in seven databases: PubMed, Embase and Scopus (English); China National Knowledge Infrastructure (Chinese); Bilioteca Virtual em Saude (Portuguese); Biblioteca Virtual en Salud Espana (Spanish); and Ichushi-Web (Japanese). The titles and abstracts were screened...
May 21, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541963/correlation-of-structural-and-functional-outcome-measures-in-a-phase-one-trial-of-ciliary-neurotrophic-factor-in-type-2-idiopathic-macular-telangiectasia
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Ferenc B Sallo, Irene Leung, Traci E Clemons, Tunde Peto, Emily Y Chew, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Alan C Bird
PURPOSE: Macular telangiectasia Type 2 is a bilateral, progressive, potentially blinding retinal disease characterized by both vascular and neurodegenerative signs. Both the area of the break in the ellipsoid zone seen in "en face" optical coherence tomographic (OCT) images and microperimetric focal retinal sensitivity loss have been proposed as potential measures of progression in macular telangiectasia. The authors aimed to assess the characteristics and interrelationship of these structural and functional disease markers from the data collected in a phase one clinical trial of ciliary neurotrophic factor in macular telangiectasia...
May 23, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541959/longitudinal-correlation-of-ellipsoid-zone-loss-and-functional-loss-in-macular-telangiectasia-type-2
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Tjebo F C Heeren, Diána Kitka, Daniela Florea, Traci E Clemons, Emily Y Chew, Alan C Bird, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Peter Charbel Issa, Frank G Holz, Tunde Peto
PURPOSE: To compare ellipsoid zone (EZ) loss and functional loss in macular telangiectasia (MacTel) type 2 longitudinally. METHODS: Prospective natural history study. Ellipsoid zone loss was measured in en-face images created from spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Functional loss was assessed by best-corrected visual acuity and microperimetry, counting the number of test points with impaired function. RESULTS: A total of 56 eyes of 31 participants were followed for 4...
May 24, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541819/model-of-disc-degeneration-in-rat-tail-induced-through-a-vascular-isolation-of-vertebral-endplates
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Héctor Fernández-Susavila, Juan Pablo Pardo-Seco, Ramón Iglesias-Rey, Tomás Sobrino, Francisco Campos, Máximo Alberto Díez-Ulloa
Back pain is a major health problem. The degenerative cascade of the spine begins in the intervertebral disc, due to an impairment in the blood supply through the vertebral endplates. Our objective was to develop a novel disc degeneration model based on these premises, akin to the process in humans, in contrast to other proposed models (puncture, enzyme injection, aberrant loads,…) Material and methods: 37 Sprague-Dawley rats, 2 arms: (a) histological (n = 17, one died), en- bloc sections, Van Gieson staining, (Nisimura-Mochida criteria) and also collagen VI staining (tissue oxidative stress), four animals were euthanized every 2 weeks (2-8); and (b) imaging (n = 20, six wound sloughs), MRI 9...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541499/hypertension-and-cardiac-arrhythmias-executive-summary-of-a-consensus-document-from-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-and-esc-council-on-hypertension-endorsed-by-the-heart-rhythm-society-hrs-asia-pacific-heart-rhythm-society-aphrs-and-sociedad-latinoamericana
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Gregory Y H Lip, Antonio Coca, Thomas Kahan, Giuseppe Boriani, Antonis S Manolis, Michael Hecht Olsen, Ali Oto, Tatjana S Potpara, Jan Steffel, Francisco Marín, Márcio Jansen de Oliveira Figueiredo, Giovanni de Simone, Wendy S Tzou, Chern En Chiang, Bryan Williams
Hypertension (HTN) is a common cardiovascular risk factor leading to heart failure (HF), coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, peripheral artery disease and chronic renal failure. Hypertensive heart disease can manifest as many types of cardiac arrhythmias, most commonly being atrial fibrillation (AF). Both supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias may occur in HTN patients, especially in those with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), CAD or HF. In addition, high doses of thiazide diuretics commonly used to treat hypertension, may result in electrolyte abnormalities (eg...
May 25, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540393/computed-tomography-scans-of-the-head-for-adult-patients-with-minor-head-injury-are-clinical-decision-rules-a-necessary-evil
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Desmond Wei Tan, Annabelle Mei En Lim, Daniel Yuxuan Ong, Li Lee Peng, Yiong Huak Chan, Irwani Ibrahim, Win Sen Kuan
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate compliance with and performance of the Canadian Computed Tomography Head Rule (CCHR), and its applicability in the local adult population with minor head injury. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of consecutive patients who presented to the adult emergency department (ED) with minor head injury over six months. Data on predictor variables indicated in the CCHR was collected and compliance with the CCHR assessed by comparing the recommendations for head computed tomography (CT) scans to its actual usage...
May 25, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540122/presurgical-role-of-mri-tractography-in-a-case-of-extensive-cervicothoracic-spinal-ependymoma
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Francesca Granata, Sergio Racchiusa, Enricomaria Mormina, Valeria Barresi, Giada Garufi, Giovanni Grasso, Francesco Maria Salpietro, Marcello Longo, Concetta Alafaci
BACKGROUND: Intramedullary spinal ependymoma is a tumor, hardly characterizable with conventional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging only. MR diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) with three-dimensional fiber-tracking reconstructions allows the evaluation of the relationship between neoplasm and white matter fiber tracts, being a powerful tool in presurgical planning. We present DTI findings in a case of a young female with an extensive cervicothoracic spinal ependymoma. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient complained of a 2-month history of acute urinary retention, weakness and numbness on the lower limbs and the upper left limb...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539817/high-level-of-plasma-egfl6-is-associated-with-clinicopathological-characteristics-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Chun-Yi Chuang, Mu-Kuan Chen, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Chia-Ming Yeh, Chiao-Wen Lin, Wei-En Yang, Shun-Fa Yang, Ying-Erh Chou
EGF-like domain 6 (EGFL6), a member of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) repeat protein superfamily, is a secreted protein that promotes endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis. The current study investigated the association between the clinicopathological characteristics and plasma level of EGFL6 in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We measured the plasma EGFL6 levels of 392 OSCC patients by using a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. We also analyzed EGFL6 mRNA levels of 328 OSCC patients from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) dataset...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539297/-efficacy-of-two-bariatric-surgeries-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-a-body-mass-index-of-25-27-5
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Hao Yu, Xiao-Jiang Dai, Hong-Bing Zhang, Yong-Tao Huang, Dong-Zhi Ran, Yuan Yang, Song-Hua Zeng, Zhi-Gao Song, Liang-Ping Wu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic duodenal-jejunal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADJB-SG) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and a low body mass index (BMI) of 25-27.5. METHODS: Thirty-one type 2 diabetic patients with a BMI of 25-27.5 underwent bariatric surgeries in the General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command between August, 2013 and August, 2015. The patients receiving LRYGB (17 cases) and SADJB-SG (14 cases) were compared for physical indexes, glucose metabolism and of pancreatic islet function at 1 year after the surgeries...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539253/documenting-the-kinetic-time-course-of-lambda-cyhalothrin-metabolites-in-orally-exposed-volunteers-for-the-interpretation-of-biomonitoring-data
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Rania Khemiri, Jonathan Côté, Hamadi Fetoui, Michèle Bouchard
Lambda-cyhalothrin is a pyrethroid pesticide largely used in agriculture. Exposure assessment can be performed by measuring key urinary metabolites. For a proper use of biomonitoring data, it is however important to gain information on the toxicokinetics of these key biomarkers of exposure. A human volunteer study was performed to document the plasma and urinary time courses of major lambda-cyhalothrin metabolites. Seven volunteers ingested 0.025mgkg(-1) body weight of lambda-cyhalothrin. Blood samples were withdrawn prior to dosing and at fixed time periods over the 72 h-period following ingestion and complete urine voids were collected pre-exposure and at pre-established intervals over 84h post-dosing...
May 21, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539229/endoscopic-full-thickness-resection-of-superficial-colorectal-neoplasms-using-a-new-over-the-scope-clip-system-a-single-centre-study
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Gianluca Andrisani, Margherita Pizzicannella, Margareth Martino, Roberta Rea, Monica Pandolfi, Chiara Taffon, Marco Caricato, Roberto Coppola, Anna Crescenzi, Guido Costamagna, Francesco Maria Di Matteo
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) provides complete en-bloc resection with a histopathological evaluation of submucosal, muscular, and serosal layers. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of a novel over-the-scope device for colorectal EFTR. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective, observational, open-label case study, a total of 20 patients with superficial colorectal neoplasms, underwent EFTR using a new endoscopic full-thickness resection device (FTRD; Ovesco Endoscopy, Tübingen, Germany)...
May 2, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539051/a-new-diarylheptanoid-from-alpinia-officinarum-promotes-the-differentiation-of-3t3-l1-preadipocytes
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Xuguang Zhang, Xiaopo Zhang, Yong Wang, Feng Chen, Youbin Li, Yonghui Li, Yinfeng Tan, Jingwen Gong, Xia Zhong, Hailong Li, Junqing Zhang
A new diarylheptanoid, namely trans-(4R,5S)-epoxy-1,7-diphenyl-3-heptanone (1), and a new natural product, 7-(4″-hydroxy-3″-methoxyphenyl)-1-phenyl-hepta-4E,6E-dien-3-one (2), were obtained from the aqueous extract of Alpinia officinarum Hance, together with three other diarylheptanoids, 5-hydroxy-1,7-diphenyl-3-heptanone (3), 1,7-diphenyl-4E-en-3-heptanone (4) and 5-methoxy-1,7-diphenyl-3-heptanone (5). The structures were characterised mainly by analysing their physical data including IR, NMR and HRMS...
May 25, 2017: Natural Product Research
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