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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547183/performance-evaluation-of-a-high-pressure-microwave-assisted-flow-digestion-system-for-juice-and-milk-sample-preparation
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Thiago L Marques, Helmar Wiltsche, Joaquim A Nóbrega, Monika Winkler, Günter Knapp
Acid digestion is usually required for metal determination in food samples. However, this step is usually performed in batch mode which is time consuming, labor intensive, and may lead to sample contamination. Flow digestion can overcome these limitations. In this work, the performance of a high-pressure microwave-assisted flow digestion system with a large volume reactor was evaluated for liquid samples high in sugar and fat (fruit juice and milk). The digestions were carried out in a coiled perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) tube reactor (13...
May 26, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543925/comparative-effect-of-different-polymerization-techniques-on-the-flexural-and-surface-properties-of-acrylic-denture-bases
#2
Mohammed M Gad, Shaimaa M Fouda, Aws S ArRejaie, Ahmad M Al-Thobity
PURPOSE: Polymerization techniques have been modified to improve physical and mechanical properties of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) denture base, as have the laboratory procedures that facilitate denture construction techniques. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of autoclave polymerization on flexural strength, elastic modulus, surface roughness, and the hardness of PMMA denture base resins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Major Base and Vertex Implacryl heat-polymerized acrylic resins were used to fabricate 180 specimens...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540102/awareness-and-knowledge-of-undergraduate-dental-students-about-sterilization-disinfection-methods-of-extracted-human-teeth
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S C Deogade, S S Mantri, S Saxena, K Sumathi
BACKGROUND: Dental undergraduate students work on extracted human teeth in preclinical practical's to learn technical skills before entering the clinics and delivering dental care to the patients. AIM: The aim of the present investigation was to assess the awareness and knowledge toward sterilization/disinfection methods of extracted human teeth in a selected group of Indian dental students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, the participants consisted of 2(nd)-, 3(rd)-, 4(th)-, and 5(th)-year dental students...
November 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533011/effect-of-surface-treatments-on-repair-with-composite-resin-of-a-partially-monoclinic-phase-transformed-yttrium-stabilized-tetragonal-zirconia
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Beatriz Regalado Galvão Ribeiro, Marilia Regalado Galvão Rabelo Caldas, Antonio Alves Almeida, Renata Garcia Fonseca, Gelson Luis Adabo
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Studies of composite resin repairs of yttrium-tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (Y-TZP) are usually performed in its tetragonal phase, but it may be partially transformed into a monoclinic phase in a clinical fracture. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of airborne-particle abrasion (APA) and a bonding agent on the shear bond strength (SBS) between a composite resin and hydrothermally aged Y-TZP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Specimens (7...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530195/facile-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-mediated-by-polyacrylamide-reduction-approach-to-antibacterial-application
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Hosam I Salaheldin, Meshal H K Almalki, Abd Elhameed M Hezma, Gamal E H Osman
The current time increase in the prevalence of antibiotic resistant 'super-bugs' and the risks associated with food safety have become global issues. Therefore, further research is warranted to identify new and effective antimicrobial substances. Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) were synthesized by autoclaving technique using, different concentrations of Ag salt (AgNO3) solution (1, 5, 10, and 25 mM). Their presence was confirmed by a surface plasmon resonance band at ∼435 nm using UV-Vis absorption spectra...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530191/green-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-bovine-skin-gelatin-and-its-antibacterial-effect-on-clinical-bacterial-isolates
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Hosam I Salaheldin, Meshal H K Almalki, Gamal E H Osman
Nanoparticles are being increasingly used in day-to-day life. Therefore, concerns have been raised regarding their interactions with the surrounding environment. This study focused on a simple green method for synthesizing silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) in an autoclave at 15 psi (103 kPa) and 121°C. An aqueous solution of AgNO3 as a precursor of Ag-NPs and gelatin (type B) reducing and/or stabilizing (capping) agent were used. The effect of various AgNO3 concentrations of certain gelatin concentration and various gelatin concentrations at constant AgNO3 concentration, and autoclaving time, was studied...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521637/the-receptor-like-cytoplasmic-kinase-bsr1-mediates-chitin-induced-defense-signaling-in-rice-cells
#7
Yasukazu Kanda, Naoki Yokotani, Satoru Maeda, Yoko Nishizawa, Takashi Kamakura, Masaki Mori
Broad-Spectrum Resistance 1 (BSR1) encodes a rice receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase, and enhances disease resistance when overexpressed. Rice plants overexpressing BSR1 are highly resistant to diverse pathogens, including rice blast fungus. However, the mechanism responsible for this resistance has not been fully characterized. To analyze the BSR1 function, BSR1-knockout (BSR1-KO) plants were generated using a clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) system...
May 18, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511543/sterilization-hydration-dehydration-and-tube-fabrication-of-zwitterionic-hydrogels
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Xia Han, Hsiang-Chieh Hung, Priyesh Jain, Fang Sun, Xuewei Xu, Wei Yang, Tao Bai, Shaoyi Jiang
Terminal sterilization of hydrogel-based biomaterials is crucial for their clinically relevant applications. The authors synthesized nonfouling zwitterionic hydrogels consisting of carboxybetaine (CB) acrylamide monomer and a carboxybetaine dimethacrylate crosslinker. The mechanical and biological stability of nonfouling hydrogels were investigated using three main terminal sterilization techniques, i.e., steam autoclave, ethylene oxide gas, and gamma irradiation. It was found that CB hydrogels are very stable at high temperature and pressure and in oxidative gas environments without changing their stress, modulus, and nonfouling properties...
May 16, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504446/effects-of-a-larval-mosquito-biopesticide-and-culex-larvae-on-a-freshwater-nanophytoplankton-selenastrum-capricornatum-under-axenic-conditions
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Dagne Duguma, Sara L Ortiz, Youjian Lin, P Chris Wilson, William E Walton
The effects of microbial biopesticides used for mosquito control on autotrophic microorganisms such as nanophytoplankton are equivocal. We examined impacts of mosquito biopesticides and mosquito larvae on primary producers in two independent experiments. In the first experiment, we examined the effects of a commonly used microbial biopesticide formulation (VectoMax(®) CG) on a unicellular microalga, Selenastrum capricornatum Printz, under axenic laboratory conditions. The biopesticide treatments included two concentrations (0...
June 2017: Journal of Vector Ecology: Journal of the Society for Vector Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498336/-11-c-labeling-of-aryl-ketones-as-candidate-histamine-subtype-3-receptor-pet-radioligands-through-pd-0-mediated-11-c-carbonylative-coupling
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Fabrice G Siméon, William J Culligan, Shuiyu Lu, Victor W Pike
Pd(0)-mediated coupling between iodoarenes, [(11)C]carbon monoxide and aryltributylstannanes has been used to prepare simple model [(11)C]aryl ketones. Here, we aimed to label four 2-aminoethylbenzofuran chemotype based molecules ([(11)C]1-4) in the carbonyl position, as prospective positron emission tomography (PET) radioligands for the histamine subtype 3 receptor (H3R) by adapting this methodology with use of aryltrimethylstannanes. Radiosynthesis was successfully performed on a platform equipped with a mini-autoclave and a liquid handling robotic arm, within a lead-shielded hot-cell...
May 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495035/selection-of-bacillus-thuringiensis-strains-toxic-to-cotton-boll-weevil-anthonomus-grandis-coleoptera-curculionidae-larvae
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Melisa P Pérez, Diego H Sauka, María I Onco, Marcelo F Berretta, Graciela B Benintende
Preliminary bioassays with whole cultures (WC) of 124 Bacillus thuringiensis strains were performed with neonate larvae of Anthonomus grandis, a major cotton pest in Argentina and other regions of the Americas. Three exotic and four native strains were selected for causing more than 50% mortality. All of them were β-exotoxin producers. The native strains shared similar morphology of parasporal crystals, similar protein pattern and identical insecticidal gene profiles. These features resembled Lepidoptera-toxic strains...
May 8, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485474/graphene-and-carbon-nanotubes-activate-different-cell-surface-receptors-on-macrophages-before-and-after-deactivation-of-endotoxins
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Mohamed H Lahiani, Kuppan Gokulan, Katherine Williams, Mariya V Khodakovskaya, Sangeeta Khare
Nanomaterial synthesis and handling in a non-sterile environment can result in the final product becoming contaminated with bacterial endotoxin or lipopolysaccharides (LPB). During toxicological testing, the effects caused by endotoxin-contaminated nanomaterials can be misinterpreted in the end-point analysis (such as cytotoxicity and immune responses) and could result in erroneous conclusions. The objective of this study was twofold: (i) to test different carbon-based nanomaterials (CBNs) [pristine graphene and multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)] for the presence of endotoxin and develop strategies for depyrogenation, and (ii) to compare the immune response exhibited by macrophages after exposure to native CBNs versus depyrogenated CBNs...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476503/antioxidant-potential-of-mulberry-and-non-mulberry-silk-sericin-and-its-implications-in-biomedicine
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Jadi Praveen Kumar, Biman B Mandal
Sericin, a principal constituent of silk, is widely used in various biomedical applications. In addition, conferring protection against free radicals and oxidative damage add more value to its therapeutic potential. However, the antioxidant (AO) properties of silk sericin (SS) remains contingent on extraction procedures. In the present study, we have evaluated the effect of different extraction methods (conventional, autoclaving, urea, alkali and acid-degradation) on AO properties of SS from three Indian silk varieties [Antheraea assamensis (AA), Philosamia ricini (PR) and Bombyx mori (BM)]...
May 2, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469819/evaluation-of-antibacterial-efficacy-of-photodynamic-therapy-vs-2-5-naocl-against-e-faecalis-infected-root-canals-using-real-time-pcr-technique
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Maryam Janani, Farnaz Jafari, Mohammad Samiei, Farzaneh Lotfipour, Ailar Nakhlband, Negin Ghasemi, Tannaz Salari
BACKGROUND: Bacteria like E. faecalis can produce intra- and extra-radicular biofilms. Theoretically, the adjustable penetration ability of lasers enables better access to root canal system. Therefore the aim of the present study was to compare the ability of photoactivated laser and 2.5% NaOCl irrigation solution to eliminate E. faecalis from the root canals by real-time PCR technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty extracted human upper central incisors were selected and sterilized in an autoclave...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435364/influence-of-reuse-and-cervical-preflaring-on-the-fracture-strength-of-reciprocating-instruments
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Claudio Maniglia-Ferreira, Fabio de Almeida Gomes, Tatyana Ximenes, Murilo Alves Teixeira Neto, Thiane Elys Arruda, Giovani Gonçalves Ribamar, Luis Flávio Gaspar Herculano
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to assess the influence of cervical preflaring and reuse after resterilization, on fracture strength and plastic deformation and/or surface cracking in reciprocating nickel-titanium [NiTi] endodontic instruments after root canal instrumentation of extracted human teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty engine-driven reciprocating NiTi instruments (20 Reciproc(®) [RC], VDW; 20 WaveOne(®) [WO], Dentsply) were used in root canal instrumentation of extracted human molars...
January 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434696/complete-eradication-of-biofilm-from-orthopedic-materials
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Jeffrey T Leary, Matthew M Werger, William H Broach, Lindsey N Shaw, Brandon G Santoni, Thomas L Bernasek, Steven T Lyons
BACKGROUND: Interest exists in finding alternatives to current management strategies in periprosthetic joint infections, which typically include a 2-stage revision with placement of an antibiotic spacer and delayed placement of a new implant. We studied the efficacy of autoclaving, ultrasonication, and mechanical scrubbing for sterilization and biofilm eradication on infected cobalt-chrome discs. METHODS: Strains of Staphylococcus aureus MRSA252 or Staphylococcus epidermidis RP62A were grown on the discs...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433213/three-dimensional-surgical-modelling-with-an-open-source-software-protocol-study-of-precision-and-reproducibility-in-mandibular-reconstruction-with-the-fibula-free-flap
#17
L Ganry, J Quilichini, C M Bandini, P Leyder, B Hersant, J P Meningaud
Very few surgical teams currently use totally independent and free solutions to perform three-dimensional (3D) surgical modelling for osseous free flaps in reconstructive surgery. This study assessed the precision and technical reproducibility of a 3D surgical modelling protocol using free open-source software in mandibular reconstruction with fibula free flaps and surgical guides. Precision was assessed through comparisons of the 3D surgical guide to the sterilized 3D-printed guide, determining accuracy to the millimetre level...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426292/efficacy-of-three-different-lasers-on-eradication-of-enterococcus-faecalis-and-candida-albicans-biofilms-in-root-canal-system
#18
Silvija Kasić, Marita Knezović, Nataša Beader, Dragana Gabrić, Ana Ivanišević Malčić, Anja Baraba
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to compare the efficacy of three different lasers in disinfection of root canals inoculated with Enterococcus faecalis and Candida albicans biofilms. BACKGROUND: Endodontic space disinfection depends on the type of root canal irrigant used and the way it is delivered and agitated because irrigants have limited ability to reach all parts of root canal system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty single-rooted human teeth were selected...
April 20, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426151/ammonothermal-synthesis-of-earth-abundant-nitride-semiconductors-znsin2-and-zngen2-and-dissolution-monitoring-by-in-situ-x-ray-imaging
#19
Jonas Häusler, Saskia Schimmel, Peter Wellmann, Wolfgang Schnick
In this contribution, first synthesis of semiconducting ZnSiN2 and ZnGeN2 from solution is presented with supercritical ammonia as solvent and KNH2 as ammonobasic mineralizer. The reactions were conducted in custom-built high-pressure autoclaves made of nickel-based superalloy. The nitrides were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction and their crystal structures were refined by the Rietveld method. ZnSiN2 (a = 5.24637(4), b = 6.28025(5), c = 5.02228(4) Å, Z = 4, Rwp = 0.0556) and isotypic ZnGeN2 (a = 5...
April 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423891/effective-thermal-inactivation-of-the-spores-of-bacillus-cereus-biofilms-using-microwave
#20
Hyong Seok Park, Jungwoo Yang, Hee Jung Choi, Kyoung Heon Kim
Microwave sterilization was performed to inactivate the spores of biofilms of Bacillus cereus involved in foodborne illness. The sterilization conditions, such as the amount of water biofilms were immersed in, temperature, and treatment time, were optimized after 15 runs based on the Box-Behnken design. The sterilization conditions, such as the amount of water and the operating temperature and treatment time were optimized using statistical analysis based on 15 runs experimental results designed by the Box- Behnken method...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
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