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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449416/strengths-and-limitations-of-healthcare-databases-in-the-evaluation-of-hypoglycaemia
#1
Yoon Kong Loke, Katharina Mattishent
In this issue of DOM, Zaccardi et al. present an analysis of hypoglycaemia-related hospitalizations in the Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) administrative database of the English National Health Service. [1] Notable strengths of the work include a large sample size involving more than 100 000 cases of hypoglycaemia, and nationwide capture spanning a duration of ten years. Key conclusions include the possibility of a U-shaped relationship between risk of hypoglycaemia and age, as well as possible associations between social deprivation and ethnicity with greater risk of hypoglycaemia...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448929/microbial-use-of-low-molecular-weight-dom-in-filtered-and-unfiltered-freshwater-role-of-ultra-small-microorganisms-and-implications-for-water-quality-monitoring
#2
F L Brailsford, H C Glanville, M R Marshall, P N Golyshin, P J Johnes, C A Yates, A T Owen, D L Jones
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) plays a central role in regulating productivity and nutrient cycling in freshwaters. It is therefore vital that we can representatively sample and preserve DOM in freshwaters for subsequent analysis. Here we investigated the effect of filtration, temperature (5 and 25°C) and acidification (HCl) on the persistence of low molecular weight (MW) dissolved organic carbon (DOC), nitrogen (DON) and orthophosphate in oligotrophic and eutrophic freshwater environments. Our results showed the rapid loss of isotopically-labelled glucose and amino acids from both filtered (0...
April 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443528/understanding-medusahead-low-intake-and-palatability-through-in-vitro-digestibility-and-fermentation-kinetics
#3
J J Montes-Sánchez, J J Villalba
The low intake of medusahead grass (Taeniatherum caput-medusae ssp. asperum) by sheep is attributed to the high silica content of the plant and its negative impact on digestibility, making this weed a successful competitor in grazed plant communities. The goals of this study were to determine the influence of (1) plant maturity stage (from late vegetative stage to beginning of senescence and thatch), (2) particle size (1, 5, 10 and 20 mm), and (3) high-quality feeds (alfalfa hay and a high-energy concentrate) on fermentation kinetics and apparent digestibility of medusahead relative to palatable feeds (alfalfa and tall fescue hays, and high-energy concentrates)...
April 26, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440636/probing-and-comparing-the-photobromination-and-photoiodination-of-dissolved-organic-matter-by-using-ultrahigh-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#4
Zhineng Hao, Yongguang Yin, Dong Cao, Jing-Fu Liu
Photochemical halogenation of dissolved organic matter (DOM) may represent an important abiotic source of natural organobromine compounds (OBCs) and natural organoiodine compounds (OICs) within surface waters. Here we report the significantly enhanced formation of OBCs and OICs by photohalogenating DOM in freshwater and seawater, as well as the noticeable difference in distribution and composition pattern of newly formed OBCs and OICs. By using the negative ion electrospray ionization coupled with Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry, numerous OBCs and OICs were identified during the photo halogenation processes in sunlit waters...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434530/accelerated-cellular-senescence-as-underlying-mechanism-for-functionally-impaired-bone-marrow-derived-progenitor-cells-in-ischemic-heart-disease
#5
Evelien Nollet, Vicky Y Hoymans, Inez R Rodrigus, Dina De Bock, Marc Dom, Viviane O M Van Hoof, Christiaan J Vrints, Emeline M Van Craenenbroeck
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bone marrow (BM)-derived progenitor cells are functionally impaired in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), thereby hampering the outcome of autologous stem cell therapy. In search for underlying mechanisms for this BM dysfunction, accelerated cellular senescence was explored. METHODS: We analysed telomere length of BM-derived mononuclear cells (MNC) by MMqPCR in patients with coronary artery disease (n = 12), ischemic heart failure (HF; n = 9), non-ischemic HF (n = 7) and controls (n = 10), and related it to their myeloid differentiation capacity...
May 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432890/characterization-of-spectral-responses-of-dissolved-organic-matter-dom-for-atrazine-binding-during-the-sorption-process-onto-black-soil
#6
Yifan Wang, Xinyuan Zhang, Xing Zhang, Qingjuan Meng, Fengjie Gao, Ying Zhang
This study was aim to investigate the interaction between soil-derived dissolved organic matter (DOM) and atrazine as a kind of pesticides during the sorption process onto black soil. According to the experimental data, the adsorption capacity of Soil + DOM, Soil and DOM were 41.80, 31.45 and 9.35 mg kg(-1), separately, which indicated that DOM significantly enhanced the adsorption efficiency of atrazine by soil. Data implied that the pseudo-second-order kinetic equation could well explain the adsorption process...
April 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429270/degradation-of-streptomycin-in-aquatic-environment-kinetics-pathway-and-antibacterial-activity-analysis
#7
Yanru Shen, Wenyan Zhao, Chunling Zhang, Yujie Shan, Junxian Shi
Streptomycin used in human and veterinary medicine is released into the environment mainly through excretions. As such, its elimination in water should be investigated to control pollution. In this study, the degradation of streptomycin in water was studied, and the influence of variables, including light exposure, solution pH, temperature, ionic strength, dissolved organic matter (DOM), and coexisting surfactants, on degradation was investigated. Streptomycin degradation was consistent with the first-order model in aquatic environments...
April 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426806/the-crystal-structure-of-erwinia-amylovora-amyr-a-member-of-the-ybjn-protein-family-shows-similarity-to-type-iii-secretion-chaperones-but-suggests-different-cellular-functions
#8
Joseph D Bartho, Dom Bellini, Jochen Wuerges, Nicola Demitri, Mirco Toccafondi, Armin O Schmitt, Youfu Zhao, Martin A Walsh, Stefano Benini
AmyR is a stress and virulence associated protein from the plant pathogenic Enterobacteriaceae species Erwinia amylovora, and is a functionally conserved ortholog of YbjN from Escherichia coli. The crystal structure of E. amylovora AmyR reveals a class I type III secretion chaperone-like fold, despite the lack of sequence similarity between these two classes of protein and lacking any evidence of a secretion-associated role. The results indicate that AmyR, and YbjN proteins in general, function through protein-protein interactions without any enzymatic action...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420738/sar202-genomes-from-the-dark-ocean-predict-pathways-for-the-oxidation-of-recalcitrant-dissolved-organic-matter
#9
Zachary Landry, Brandon K Swan, Gerhard J Herndl, Ramunas Stepanauskas, Stephen J Giovannoni
Deep-ocean regions beyond the reach of sunlight contain an estimated 615 Pg of dissolved organic matter (DOM), much of which persists for thousands of years. It is thought that bacteria oxidize DOM until it is too dilute or refractory to support microbial activity. We analyzed five single-amplified genomes (SAGs) from the abundant SAR202 clade of dark-ocean bacterioplankton and found they encode multiple families of paralogous enzymes involved in carbon catabolism, including several families of oxidative enzymes that we hypothesize participate in the degradation of cyclic alkanes...
April 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417327/influence-of-land-use-and-land-cover-on-the-spatial-variability-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-multiple-aquatic-environments
#10
Shatrughan Singh, Padmanava Dash, Saurav Silwal, Gary Feng, Ardeshir Adeli, Robert J Moorhead
Water quality of lakes, estuaries, and coastal areas serves as an indicator of the overall health of aquatic ecosystems as well as the health of the terrestrial ecosystem that drains to the water body. Land use and land cover plays not only a significant role in controlling the quantity of the exported dissolved organic matter (DOM) but also influences the quality of DOM via various biogeochemical and biodegradation processes. We examined the characteristics and spatial distribution of DOM in five major lakes, in an estuary, and in the coastal waters of the Mississippi, USA, and investigated the influence of the land use and land cover of their watersheds on the DOM composition...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410502/importance-of-allochthonous-and-autochthonous-dissolved-organic-matter-in-fe-ii-oxidation-a-case-study-in-shizugawa-bay-watershed-japan
#11
Ying Ping Lee, Manabu Fujii, Tetsuro Kikuchi, Masafumi Natsuike, Hiroaki Ito, Toru Watanabe, Chihiro Yoshimura
Ferrous iron (Fe[II]) oxidation by dissolved oxygen was investigated in the Shizugawa Bay watershed with particular attention given to the effect of dissolved organic matter (DOM) properties on Fe(II) oxidation. To cover a wide spectrum of DOM composition, water samples were collected from various water sources including freshwater (e.g., river water and wastewater effluent) and coastal seawater. Measurement of nanomolar Fe(II) oxidation by using luminol chemiluminescence under dark, air-saturated conditions at 25 °C indicated that spatio-temporal variation of the second-order rate constant (6...
April 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406619/interaction-between-dissolved-organic-matter-and-long-chain-ionic-liquids-a-microstructural-and-spectroscopic-correlation-study
#12
Xiao-Yang Liu, Wei Chen, Chen Qian, Han-Qing Yu
The production and use of ionic liquids (ILs) increase the potential risk after their emission into the environment. After entering the environment, ILs will readily interact with dissolved organic matter (DOM), and their environmental behavior will be impacted by DOM, which is abundant in the environment and has various functional groups. However, to date, the interaction between DOM and ILs, especially long-chain ILs, remains unclear. In this work, the interaction between long-chain ILs and humic acid (HA), a representative DOM, was investigated using synchronous fluorescence, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering and zeta potential techniques, which were integrated with two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy (2DCOS), hetero-2DCOS and perturbation-correlation moving-window analyses...
April 13, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406298/reaction-of-aniline-with-singlet-oxygen-o2-1-%C3%AE-g
#13
Jomana Al-Nu'airat, Mohammednoor Altarawneh, Xiangpeng Gao, Phillip R Westmoreland, Bogdan Z Dlugogorski
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) acts as an effective photochemical sensitizer that produces the singlet delta state of molecular oxygen (O2(1)Δg), a powerful oxidizer that removes aniline from aqueous solutions. However, the exact mode of this reaction, the p- to o-iminobenzoquinone ratio, and the selectivity of one over the other remain largely speculative. This contribution resolves these uncertainties. We report, for the first time, a comprehensive mechanistic and kinetic account of the oxidation of aniline with the singlet delta oxygen using B3LYP and M06 functionals in both gas and aqueous phases...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402906/applying-fermentation-liquid-of-food-waste-as-carbon-source-to-a-pilot-scale-anoxic-oxic-membrane-bioreactor-for-enhancing-nitrogen-removal-microbial-communities-and-membrane-fouling-behaviour
#14
Jialing Tang, Xiaochang C Wang, Yisong Hu, Huu Hao Ngo, Yuyou Li, Yongmei Zhang
Fermentation liquid of food waste (FLFW) was applied as an external carbon source in a pilot-scale anoxic/oxic-membrane bioreactor (A/O-MBR) system to enhance nitrogen removal for treating low COD/TN ratio domestic wastewater. Results showed that, with the FLFW addition, total nitrogen removal increased from lower than 20% to 44-67% during the 150days of operation. The bacterial metabolic activities were obviously enhanced, and the significant change in microbial community structure promoted pollutants removal and favored membrane fouling mitigation...
April 2, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402898/predicting-potential-release-of-dissolved-organic-matter-from-biochars-derived-from-agricultural-residues-using-fluorescence-and-ultraviolet-absorbance
#15
Ming Li, Afeng Zhang, Haiming Wu, Hai Liu, Jialong Lv
A combination of fluorescence excitation-emission (EEM) spectrophotometry with parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC) and UV-vis spectroscopy was used to assess dissolved organic matter (DOM) release by the wheat straw-derived biochar in various environmental conditions. The results showed that the concentration of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) extracted from the biochar ranged from 435 to 5000mgkg(-1), and the high DOM release would occur under the high temperature and alkaline environmental conditions. Four humic acid-like substances (C1, C2, C4 and C5), one fulvic acid-like substance (C3) and one tryptophan-like substance (C6) were identified by PARAFAC model...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402191/sand-training-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-and-inflammatory-responses-to-matched-intensity-exercise
#16
Henry Brown, Brian Dawson, Martyn J Binnie, Hugh Pinnington, Marc Sim, Tristan D Clemons, Peter Peeling
This study compared markers of muscle damage and inflammation elevated by a matched-intensity interval running session on soft sand and grass surfaces. In a counterbalanced, repeated-measures and crossover design, 10 well-trained female athletes completed 2 interval-based running sessions 1 week apart on either a grass or a sand surface. Exercise heart rate (HR) was fixed at 83-88% of HR maximum. Venous blood samples were collected pre-, post- and 24 h post-exercise, and analysed for myoglobin (Mb) and C-reactive protein (CRP)...
April 12, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401228/environmental-photochemistry-of-fenamate-nsaids-and-their-radical-intermediates
#17
Caroline A Davis, Paul R Erickson, Kristopher McNeill, Elisabeth M L Janssen
Fenamates are a class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that are not fully removed during wastewater treatment and can be released to surface waters. Here, near-surface photochemical half-lives were evaluated to range from minutes to hours of four fenamates and the closely related diclofenac. While quantum yields for direct photochemical reactions at the water surface vary widely from 0.071 for diclofenac to <0.001 for mefenamic acid, all fenamates showed significant reactivity towards singlet oxygen and hydroxyl radical with bimolecular reaction rate constants of 1...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400762/production-and-reutilization-of-fluorescent-dissolved-organic-matter-by-a-marine-bacterial-strain-alteromonas-macleodii
#18
Shuji Goto, Yuya Tada, Koji Suzuki, Youhei Yamashita
The recalcitrant fraction of marine dissolved organic matter (DOM) plays an important role in carbon storage on the earth's surface. Bacterial production of recalcitrant DOM (RDOM) has been proposed as a carbon sequestration process. It is still unclear whether bacterial physiology can affect RDOM production. In this study, we conducted a batch culture using the marine bacterial isolate Alteromonas macleodii, a ubiquitous gammaproteobacterium, to evaluate the linkage between bacterial growth and DOM production...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400150/effects-of-acetylacetone-on-the-photoconversion-of-pharmaceuticals-in-natural-and-pure-waters
#19
Guoyang Zhang, Bingdang Wu, Shujuan Zhang
Acetylacetone (AcAc) has proven to be a potent photo-activator in the degradation of color compounds. The effects of AcAc on the photochemical conversion of five colorless pharmaceuticals were for the first time investigated in both pure and natural waters with the UV/H2O2 process as a reference. In most cases, AcAc played a similar role to H2O2. For example, AcAc accelerated the photodecomposition of carbamazepine, oxytetracycline, and tetracycline in pure water. Meanwhile, the toxicity of tetracyclines and carbamazepine were reduced to a similar extent to that in the UV/H2O2 process...
April 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399300/diversity-of-flea-siphonaptera-parasites-on-red-foxes-vulpes-vulpes-in-romania
#20
P Foley, J Foley, A D Sándor, A M Ionica, I A Matei, G D'Amico, C M Gherman, C Dom A, A D Mihalca
Red foxes (Vulpes vulpes (L.)) are widespread across Europe, tolerant of synanthropic ecosystems, and susceptible to diseases potentially shared with humans and other animals. We describe flea fauna on red foxes in Romania, a large, ecologically diverse country, in part because fleas may serve as an indicator of the risk of spillover of vector-borne disease. We found 912 individual fleas of seven species on the 305 foxes assessed, for an infestation prevalence of 49.5%. Mean flea load per fox was 5.8 (range 0-44 fleas), and flea detections were most abundant in fall and early spring...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
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