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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355741/do-screws-and-screw-holes-affect-osteolysis-in-cementless-cups-using-highly-cross-linked-polyethylene-a-7-to-10-year-follow-up-case-control-study
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N Taniguchi, T Jinno, R Takada, D Koga, T Ando, A Okawa, H Haro
BACKGROUND: The use of screws and the presence of screw holes may cause acetabular osteolysis and implant loosening in cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) using conventional polyethylene. In contrast this issue is not fully understood using highly cross-linked polyethylene (HXLPE), particularly in large comparative study. Therefore, we performed a case-control study to assess the influence of screw usage and screw holes on: (1) implant fixation and osteolysis, and (2) polyethylene steady-state wear rate, using cases with HXLPE liners followed up for 7-10 years postoperatively...
January 16, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355718/trivalent-chromium-incorporated-in-a-crystalline-calcium-phosphate-matrix-accelerates-materials-degradation-and-bone-formation-in-vivo
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Barbe Rentsch, Anne Bernhardt, Anja Henß, Seemun Ray, Claudia Rentsch, Martha Schamel, Uwe Gbureck, Michael Gelinsky, Stefan Rammelt, Anja Lode
Remodeling of calcium phosphate bone cements is a crucial prerequisite for their application in the treatment of large bone defects. In the present study trivalent chromium ions were incorporated into a brushite forming calcium phosphate cement in two concentrations (10 and 50 mmol/mol β-tricalcium phosphate) and implanted into a femoral defect in rats for 3 and 6 month, non-modified brushite was used as reference. Based on our previous in vitro findings indicating both an enhanced osteoclastic activity and cytocompatibility towards osteoprogenitor cells we hypothesized a higher in vivo remodeling rate of the Cr3+ doped cements compared to the reference...
January 17, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354377/protective-role-of-selenium-against-chromium-stress-involving-metabolites-and-essential-elements-in-brassica-juncea-l-seedlings
#3
Neha Handa, Sukhmeen Kaur Kohli, Ashwani Kumar Thukral, Renu Bhardwaj, Mohammed N Alyemeni, Leonard Wijaya, Parvaiz Ahmad
The present study aimed at the potential role of selenium in providing protection to plants subjected to chromium toxicity. The study was carried out on 15-day-old seedlings of Brassica juncea raised in the solutions of Cr (300 µM) and Se (2, 4 and 6 µM), both alone and in combinations under controlled laboratory environment. The effects were studied on growth, plant metabolites (involved in osmotic homeostasis and stress protection), and essential elements. The results showed that the exposure of B. juncea seedlings to 300 µM Cr led to an increase in the contents of total sugars, reducing sugars, non-reducing sugars, total phenols and flavonoids...
January 2018: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353360/in-situ-monitoring-of-the-sinos-river-southern-brazil-water-quality-parameters-biomarkers-and-metal-bioaccumulation-in-fish
#4
Thaís Dalzochio, Gabriela Zimmermann Prado Rodrigues, Leonardo Airton Ressel Simões, Mateus Santos de Souza, Ismael Evandro Petry, Natália Bordin Andriguetti, Gláucia Joselaine Herbert Silva, Luciano Basso da Silva, Günther Gehlen
The Sinos River is an important water supply in Southern Brazil and receives industrial, agricultural, and domestic effluents which may affect aquatic biota. Water physicochemical and microbiological analyses, biomarker responses (scaled mass index (SMI), gill histopathology, and micronucleus and nuclear abnormality (MN and NA) frequencies), and metal bioaccumulation in muscle were assessed in the fish species Bryconamericus iheringii (Characidae) captured at three sampling sites (S1, S2, and S3) in four sampling periods...
January 20, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353175/phyto-management-of-chromium-contaminated-soils-through-sunflower-under-exogenously-applied-5-aminolevulinic-acid
#5
Mujahid Farid, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Rizwan, Qasim Ali, Rashid Saeed, Tauqir Nasir, Ghulam Hasan Abbasi, Muhammad Ishaq Asif Rehmani, Syed Tahir Ata-Ul-Karim, Syed Asad Hussain Bukhari, Tanvir Ahmad
Soil contamination with heavy metals is threatening the food security around the globe. Chromium (Cr) contamination results in poor quality and reduction in yield of crops. The present research was performed to figure out the Cr toxicity in sunflower and the ameliorative role of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) as a plant growth regulator. The sunflower (FH-614) was grown under increasing concentration of Cr (0, 5, 10 and 20mgkg-1) alone and/or in combination with 5-ALA (0, 10 and 20mgL-1). Results showed that Cr suppressed the overall growth, biomass, gas exchange attributes and chlorophyll content of sunflower plants...
January 17, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344818/dietary-chromium-picolinate-supplementation-affects-growth-whole-body-composition-and-gene-expression-related-to-glucose-metabolism-and-lipogenesis-in-juvenile-blunt-snout-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala
#6
Mingchun Ren, Ahmed Mokrani, Hualiang Liang, Ke Ji, Jun Xie, Xianping Ge, Bo Liu
An 11-week feeding trial was carried out to investigate the effects of supplemented chromium picolinate (Cr-Pic) on the growth, whole-body composition, and relative mRNA expression related to lipogenesis and glucose metabolism in juvenile blunt snout bream. Seven isonitrogenous and isoenergetic diets with graded Cr supplementation levels were fed to triplicate groups. The final weight (FW), feed conversion ratio (FCR), and specific growth rate (SGR) were improved with increasing dietary Cr supplementation levels up to 0...
January 18, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342061/the-effect-of-alternative-bearing-surfaces-on-the-risk-of-revision-due-to-infection-in-minimally-stabilized-total-knee-replacement-an-analysis-of-326-603-prostheses-from-the-australian-orthopaedic-association-national-joint-replacement-registry
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Christopher J Vertullo, Peter L Lewis, Yi Peng, Stephen E Graves, Richard N de Steiger
BACKGROUND: The effect of alternative bearing materials on the risk of revision due to infection after total knee replacement remains uncertain. By reducing the immunomodulating polyethylene wear-particle burden and with different substrate bacterial adhesion properties, Oxinium oxidized zirconium and cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) could alter infection risk. The purpose of the current study was to analyze the risk of revision for infection in 3 comparisons of bearing combinations. METHODS: To evaluate the risk of revision for infection with XLPE, cobalt-chromium (CoCr) on XLPE was compared with CoCr on non-cross-linked polyethylene (NXLPE)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341169/false-positive-result-when-a-diphenylcarbazide-spot-test-is-used-on-trivalent-chromium-passivated-zinc-surfaces
#8
Valeriia Reveko, Felix Lampert, Rameez U Din, Jacob P Thyssen, Per Møller
BACKGROUND: A colorimetric 1,5-diphenylcarbazide (DPC)-based spot test can be used to identify hexavalent chromium on various metallic and leather surfaces. DPC testing on trivalent chromium-passivated zinc surfaces has unexpectedly given positive results in some cases, apparently indicating the presence of hexavalent chromium; however, the presence of hexavalent chromium has never been confirmed with more sensitive and accurate test methods. OBJECTIVES: To examine the presence of hexavalent chromium on trivalent chromium-passivated zinc surfaces with a DPC-based spot test...
January 17, 2018: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340859/comparative-proteomics-of-chromium-transformed-beas-2b-cells-by-2d-dige-and-maldi-tof-tof-ms
#9
Jian Lu, Miaomiao Tang, Yi Liu, Jin Wang, Zhanao Wu
Chromium (Cr) is a highly toxic, common heavy metal used in industrial production. There are two types of Cr in nature: hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) and chromium trichloride (Cr(III)). Cr(III) is involved in the metabolism of sugars and lipids, whereas Cr(VI) is absorbed through the respiratory tract and skin and generates free radicals that result in secondary toxicity. Cr(VI) leads to cancer in the occupational population and is therefore recognized as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer...
January 16, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336691/the-evaluation-of-cr-curcumin-dna-complexation-by-experimental-and-theoretical-approaches
#10
Farhad Ahmadi, Teymour Vahedpour, Ali Akbar Alizadeh
Chromium(III) chloride mediates DNA-DNA cross-linking. Some chromium complexes promote programmed cell death in specific ligand environment through binding to DNA. One strategy that can be supposed for reduction of Cr3+ binding affinity to DNA is using curcumin as a chelator. In the current study, the [Cr(Curcumin)(EtOH)2](NO3)2 (CCC) was synthesized and characterized by UV/Vis, FT-IR, CHN and spectrophotometric titration techniques. The mole ratio plot revealed a 1:1 complex between Cr3+ and curcumin in solution...
January 16, 2018: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334190/the-effects-of-low-levels-of-trivalent-ions-on-a-standard-strain-of-escherichia-coli-atcc-11775-in-aqueous-solutions
#11
Can Deng, Xinpeng Li, Xinkai Xue, Richard M Pashley
Considering the ever-growing usage of trivalent salts in water treatment, for example, lanthanum salts in rare earth, AlCl3 and FeCl3 , the effects of different trivalent cations on the bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli) ATCC 11775 strain have been studied in aqueous solutions. From colony incubation studies, the colony-forming unit (CFU) densities were found to decrease significantly in the presence of even low levels (10-5  mol/L) of lanthanum chloride. This level of reduction in CFU number is comparable to the results obtained using the known bacteriocidal cationic surfactant, C14 TAB...
January 15, 2018: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334079/first-heating-measurements-of-endovascular-stents-in-magnetic-particle-imaging
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Franz Wegner, Thomas Friedrich, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Sarah Vaalma, Jan Peter Goltz, Florian M Vogt, Martin A Koch, Thorsten M Buzug, Joerg Barkhausen, Julian Haegele
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a three-dimensional imaging method which visualizes the spatial distribution of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPIOs) with oscillating and static magnetic fields. It is a quantitative method as the intensity of its signal is proportional to the concentration of the SPIOs. Due to its quantitativeness, high temporal resolution and kidney-safe tracers it is proposed to be a very promising noninvasive method for cardiovascular imaging. In this regard MPI in the presence of endovascular stents and assessment of stent patency with MPI has to be evaluated...
January 15, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331896/environmentally-available-hexavalent-chromium-in-soils-and-sediments-impacted-by-dispersed-fly-ash-in-sarigkiol-basin-northern-greece
#13
Nerantzis Kazakis, Nikolaos Kantiranis, Kyriaki Kalaitzidou, Efthimia Kaprara, Manassis Mitrakas, Robert Frei, George Vargemezis, Dimitrios Vogiatzis, Anastasios Zouboulis, Anestis Filippidis
Hexavalent chromium is one of the most toxic and carcinogenic species known and can be released into the environment from several sources. In Sarigkiol basin (N Greece) the presence of Cr(VI) in soil, sediments and groundwater may originate from both natural (ophiolitic rocks and their weathering products) and anthropogenic (dispersed fly ash produced from lignite power plants) sources. In this study, the distribution of contents and origin of environmentally available Cr(VI) in soils, sediments, regoliths and fly ash of Sarigkiol basin is presented...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330823/metal-concentrations-in-tissues-of-gadwall-and-common-teal-from-miankaleh-and-gomishan-international-wetlands-iran
#14
Mohammad-Hosein Sinkakarimi, Lukasz J Binkowski, Mehdi Hassanpour, Ghasem Rajaei, Mohsen Ahmadpour, Jeffrey M Levengood
Miankaleh and Gomishan International Wetlands are important wintering areas for waterbirds in the Caspian Sea region. Previous studies revealed increased exposure to metals in some species of waterbirds using these wetlands. In this study, we examined concentrations of cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), iron (Fe), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) in kidneys, liver, and pectoral muscle of wintering Gadwall (Anas strepera) and Common Teal (Anas crecca) collected in 2012. In addition, we measured concentrations of these elements in water and sediments from the collection sites...
January 13, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328878/environmental-influences-on-the-epigenome-exposure-associated-dna-methylation-in-human-populations
#15
Elizabeth M Martin, Rebecca C Fry
DNA methylation is the most well studied of the epigenetic regulators in relation to environmental exposures. To date, numerous studies have detailed the manner by which DNA methylation is influenced by the environment, resulting in altered global and gene-specific DNA methylation. These studies have focused on prenatal, early-life, and adult exposure scenarios. The present review summarizes currently available literature that demonstrates a relationship between DNA methylation and environmental exposures. It includes studies on aflatoxin B1, air pollution, arsenic, bisphenol A, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, persistent organic pollutants, tobacco smoke, and nutritional factors...
January 12, 2018: Annual Review of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328235/non-diffracting-beams-for-label-free-imaging-through-turbid-media
#16
Harel Nagar, Elad Dekel, Dror Kasimov, Yael Roichman
We propose a new method to image through dynamically changing turbid media based on the scanning of non-diffractive laser beams. We use computer-generated holograms to create Airy beams and compare quantitatively the characteristics of their propagation in clear and turbid media. Imaging contrast is achieved by relative reflection of the scanned beams from the imaged surface. We implement our method to demonstrate experimentally our ability to image a chromium surface on a glass slide through 270 μm of highly scattering milk/water mixtures with a resolution of several microns...
January 15, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327318/evaluation-of-water-quality-and-human-risk-assessment-due-to-heavy-metals-in-groundwater-around-muledane-area-of-vhembe-district-limpopo-province-south-africa
#17
Joshua Nosa Edokpayi, Abimbola Motunrayo Enitan, Ntwanano Mutileni, John Ogony Odiyo
Groundwater is considered as good alternative to potable water because of its low turbidity and perceived low contamination. The study assessed the physio-chemical and heavy metals concentrations in eight randomly selected boreholes water at Muledane village in Limpopo Province of South Africa and the results were compared with South African National standard permissible limit. The impacts of heavy metals on human health was further determined by performing quantitative risk assessment through ingestion and dermal adsorption of heavy metals separately for adults and children in order to estimate the magnitude of heavy metals in the borehole samples...
January 12, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323339/a-green-method-to-leach-vanadium-and-chromium-from-residue-using-naoh-h2o2
#18
Hao Peng, Zuohua Liu, Changyuan Tao
Hydrogen peroxide as an oxidant was applied in leaching of vanadium and chromium in concentrated NaOH solution. Under the optimal reaction conditions (the liquid to solid ratio of 4.0 ml/g, residue particle size of <200 mesh, the mass ratio of NaOH-to-residue of 1.0 g/g, the volume ratio of H2O2-to-residue of 1.2 ml/g, reaction temperature of 90 °C and reaction time of 120 min), the leaching efficiency of vanadium and chromium could reach up to 98.60% and 86.49%, respectively. Compared with the current liquid-phase oxidation technologies, the reaction temperature was 90-310 °C lower, and the NaOH concentration of the reaction medium is lower by more than 50 wt% (the mass ratio of NaOH-to-residue of 1...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322619/randomized-comparison-of-novel-biodegradable-polymer-and-durable-polymer-coated-cobalt-chromium-sirolimus-eluting-stents-three-year-outcomes-of-the-i-love-it-2-trial
#19
Lei Song, Jing Li, Changdong Guan, Quanmin Jing, Shuzheng Lu, Lixia Yang, Kai Xu, Yuejin Yang, Bo Xu, Yaling Han
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare the long-term outcomes of the novel biodegradable polymer cobalt-chromium sirolimus-eluting stent (BP-SES) versus the durable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent (DP-SES) in the I-LOVE-IT2 trial. BACKGROUNDS: Comparisons of the long-term safety and efficiency of the BP-DES versus the DP-DES are limited. METHODS: A total of 2,737 patients eligible for coronary stenting were randomized to the BP-SES or DP-SES group at a 2:1 ratio...
January 11, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322530/chromium-iii-release-from-chromium-tanned-leather-elicits-allergic-contact-dermatitis-a-use-test-study
#20
Yolanda S Hedberg, Behnaz Erfani, Mihály Matura, Carola Lidén
BACKGROUND: Chromium (Cr) is a common skin sensitizer. The use of Cr(VI) in leather is restricted in the EU, but that of Cr(III) is not. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether prolonged exposure to Cr-tanned leather with mainly Cr(III) release may elicit allergic contact dermatitis in Cr-allergic individuals. METHOD: Ten Cr-allergic subjects and 22 controls were patch tested with serial dilutions of Cr(III) and Cr(VI), and with leather samples. They then conducted a use test with a Cr-tanned and a Cr-free leather bracelet over a period of 3 weeks, for 12 h per day...
January 11, 2018: Contact Dermatitis
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