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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918362/there-are-no-no-responders-to-low-or-high-resistance-training-volumes-among-older-women
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Matheus de Siqueira Mendes Barbalho, Paulo Gentil, Mikel Izquierdo, James Fisher, James Steele, Rodolfo de Azevedo Raiol
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of non-responders to different tests and to compare the effects of different resistance training (RT) volumes on muscle strength, anthropometric and functional performance of older women. METHODS: Three hundred seventy six women performed 12weeks of RT with either low or high volume (LV, 71.29±5.77years and HV 69.73±5.88years, respectively). Both groups performed the same exercises, and all parameters were held constant except for the number of sets performed per week...
September 13, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918279/seasonal-variation-of-chloro-s-triazines-in-the-hartbeespoort-dam-catchment-south-africa
#2
Cornelius Rimayi, David Odusanya, Jana M Weiss, Jacob de Boer, Luke Chimuka
Seasonal variation of eight chloro-s-triazine herbicides and seven major atrazine and terbuthylazine degradation products was monitored in the Hartbeespoort Dam catchment using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Lake, river and groundwater were sampled from the Hartbeespoort Dam catchment over four seasons and the downstream Jukskei River was monitored during the winter season. Triazine herbicide concentrations in the Hartbeespoort Dam were in the order atrazine>simazine>propazine>ametryn>prometryn throughout the four seasons sampled...
September 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917924/synthesis-of-amphoteric-curdlan-derivatives-for-delivery-of-therapeutic-nucleic-acids
#3
Yao Tong, Tsogzolmaa Ganbold, Huricha Baigude
Cationic polymers are powerful carriers for intracellular delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids. However, the positively charged macromolecules have considerable cytotoxicity and often induce irreversible damages to the cells and tissues, which greatly negate the clinical application of such materials as drug delivery system. Herein, we report the synthesis of novel amphoteric polymers based on curdlan, and the evaluation of their cytotoxicity as well as the nucleic acid delivery efficiency. β-(1,3)-polyglucuronic acid, a TEMPO-oxidized derivative of curdlan, was chemically modified by conjugation of tetraethylenepentamine...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917900/mineralized-agar-based-nanocomposite-films-potential-food-packaging-materials-with-antimicrobial-properties
#4
Ivana Malagurski, Steva Levic, Aleksandra Nesic, Miodrag Mitric, Vladimir Pavlovic, Suzana Dimitrijevic-Brankovic
New mineralized, agar-based nanocomposite films (Zn-carbonate and Zn-phosphate/agar) were produced by a combination of in situ precipitation and a casting method. The presence of minerals significantly influenced the morphology, properties and functionality of the obtained nanocomposites. Reinforcement with the Zn-mineral phase improved the mechanical properties of the carbonate-mineralized films, but had a negligible effect on the phosphate-mineralized samples. Both nanocomposites showed improved optical and thermal properties, better Zn(II) release potential in a slightly acidic environment and exhibited antimicrobial activity against S...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917870/ultra-high-pressure-modified-cellulosic-fibres-with-antimicrobial-properties
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Ana M Salgueiro, Mauro D Santos, Jorge A Saraiva, Filipe Almeida, Isabel Sousa, João Tedim, Helena I S Nogueira, Dmitry V Evtuguin
In this work bleached E. globulus kraft pulp was doped with polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) from an aqueous solution or from a suspension of silica capsules (PHMB@silica) by impregnation under atmospheric or ultra-high pressure (UHP) conditions (500MPa). The antimicrobial properties of pulps were evaluated towards gram-negative E. coli and gram-positive L. innocua bacteria. PHMB loads below 500mg per kg of pulp revealed negligible bacteriostatic properties, whereas PHMB loads of ca 3000-4000mg per kg demonstrated bactericidal properties of pulp without significant deterioration of its mechanical strength...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917729/hplc-apci-ms-ms-method-development-and-validation-for-determination-of-tocotrienols-in-human-breast-adipose-tissue
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Ewa Bartosińska, Julia Jacyna, Agnieszka Borsuk-De Moor, Michał Kaliszan, Wiesław Janusz Kruszewski, Zbigniew Jankowski, Danuta Siluk
For the last decade, significant attention has been paid to the potential role of tocotrienols in prevention and therapy of breast cancer. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop and validate analytical method for quantitative determination of tocotrienols (α-, β-, γ- and δ-tocotrienol) in human breast adipose tissue with the use of high performance liquid chromatography coupled with APCI-MS/MS detection. Separation of target compounds was achieved within 10min with the use of naphthylethyl Cosmosil 2...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917598/matrix-effect-free-quantitative-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-analysis-in-complex-matrices-using-nanoflow-lc-with-integrated-emitter-tip-and-high-dilution-factors
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David Moreno-González, Jaime Alcántara-Durán, Bienvenida Gilbert-López, Juan F García-Reyes, Antonio Molina-Díaz
Matrix effects are probably the Achilles heel of most quantitative liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) methods based on electrospray ionization. This work reports the evaluation of matrix effects in challenging matrices such as food extracts, human urine or wastewater at different dilution factors using nanoflow liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry (LC-MS). For this purpose, a suite of representative low-molecular weight compounds such as pesticides, drugs of abuse, sport drugs or environmental contaminants were selected...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917164/uplc-ms-ms-assay-of-riluzole-in-human-plasma-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-csf-application-in-samples-from-spinal-cord-injured-patients
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Mahua Sarkar, Robert G Grossman, Elizabeth G Toups, Diana S-L Chow
In the present study, a sensitive and robust LC-MS/MS method has been developed and validated for the quantification of riluzole in human plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in clinical samples from patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). Riluzole and its labeled internal standard (IS) were isolated from plasma and CSF by liquid-liquid extraction using ethyl acetate. Riluzole (m/z 235→166) and IS (m/z 238→169) were detected by electrospray ionization (ESI) using multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) in a positive mode...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917099/a-versatile-bio-based-material-for-efficiently-removing-toxic-dyes-heavy-metal-ions-and-emulsified-oil-droplets-from-water-simultaneously
#9
Daikun Li, Qing Li, Daoyong Mao, Ningning Bai, Hongzhou Dong
Developing versatile materials for effective water purification is significant for environment and water source protection. Herein, a versatile bio-based material (CH-PAA-T) was reported by simple thermal cross-linking chitosan and polyacrylic acid which exhibits excellent performances for removing insoluble oil, soluble toxic dyes and heavy metal ions from water, simultaneously. The adsorption capacities are 990.1mgg(-1) for methylene blue (MB) and 135.9mgg(-1) for Cu(2+), which are higher than most of present advanced absorbents...
September 5, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917003/effects-of-obesity-and-diabetes-on-rate-of-bone-density-loss
#10
W D Leslie, S N Morin, S R Majumdar, L M Lix
In this large registry-based study, women with diabetes had marginally greater bone mineral density (BMD) loss at the femoral neck but not at other measurement sites, whereas obesity was not associated with greater BMD loss. Our data do not support the hypothesis that rapid BMD loss explains the increased fracture risk associated with type 2 diabetes and obesity observed in prior studies. INTRODUCTION: Type 2 diabetes and obesity are associated with higher bone mineral density (BMD) which may be less protective against fracture than previously assumed...
September 15, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916243/feasibility-and-accuracy-of-automated-software-for-transthoracic-three-dimensional-left-ventricular-volume-and-function-analysis-comparisons-with-two-dimensional-echocardiography-three-dimensional-transthoracic-manual-method-and-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#11
Gloria Tamborini, Concetta Piazzese, Roberto M Lang, Manuela Muratori, Elisa Chiorino, Massimo Mapelli, Laura Fusini, Sarah Ghulam Ali, Paola Gripari, Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Mauro Pepi
BACKGROUND: Recently, a new automated software package (HeartModel) was developed to obtain three-dimensional (3D) left ventricular (LV) volumes using a model-based algorithm (MBA) with a "one-button" simple system and user-adjustable slider. The aims of this study were to verify the feasibility and accuracy of the MBA in comparison with other commonly used imaging techniques in a large unselected population, to evaluate possible accuracy improvements of free operator border adjustments or changes of the slider's default position, and to identify differences in method accuracy related to specific pathologies...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916044/antibiotic-affinity-strategy-for-bioluminescent-detection-of-viable-gram-positive-bacteria-using-daptomycin-as-recognition-agent
#12
Mengyao Wang, Yue Wu, Yong He, Xiaoxiao Su, Hui Ouyang, Zhifeng Fu
A bioluminescent method was proposed for rapid detection of viable Gram-positive bacteria based on a novel antibiotic-affinity strategy on a magnetic beads (MBs) platform. Daptomycin, a highly efficient lipopeptide antibiotic for Gram-positive bacteria, was used as a recognition agent to functionalize MBs. The daptomycin-functionalized MBs showed high capture and concentration efficiency for Gram-positive bacteria due to the strong binding between daptomycin and bacterial cell membrane in the presence of Ca(2+) ion...
September 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915900/a-randomized-phase-ii-study-to-assess-the-effect-of-adjuvant-immunotherapy-using-%C3%AE-galcer-pulsed-dendritic-cells-in-the-patients-with-completely-resected-stage-ii-iiia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hideo Saka, Chiyoe Kitagawa, Yukito Ichinose, Mitsuhiro Takenoyama, Hidenori Ibata, Tatsuo Kato, Koji Takami, Motohiro Yamashita, Tadashi Maeda, Sadanori Takeo, Hitoshi Ueda, Kan Okabayashi, Seiji Nagashima, Tadayuki Oka, Hidenori Kouso, Seiichi Fukuyama, Kentaro Yoshimoto, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Akiko M Saito, Suminobu Ito
BACKGROUND: As the toxicity associated with the α-GalCer-pulsed dendritic cell (DC) therapy could be considered to be negligible, its addition to postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy would be expected to greatly improve the therapeutic effect, and could result in prolonged survival. The aim of the present study is to compare the therapeutic efficacy of alpha-galactosylceramide-pulsed DC therapy in patients who have undergone a complete resection of stage II-IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) followed by postoperative adjuvant therapy with cisplatin plus vinorelbine, to that in patients who did not receive additional treatment (surgical resection plus postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy only)...
September 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915532/formation-mechanism-of-human-serum-albumin-monolayers-on-positively-charged-polymer-microparticles
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Małgorzata Nattich-Rak, Marta Sadowska, Zbigniew Adamczyk, Michał Cieśla, Małgorzata Kąkol
Human serum albumin (HSA) adsorption on positively and negatively charged polystyrene microparticles was studied at various pHs and NaCl concentrations. Thorough electrophoretic mobility measurements were carried out that enabled to monitor in situ the progress of protein adsorption. The maximum coverage of irreversibly adsorbed HSA on microparticles was determined by different concentration depletion methods, one of them involving AFM imaging of residual molecules. An anomalous adsorption of HSA on the positive microparticles was observed at pH 3...
August 31, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915031/unexpectedly-large-spin-coherence-effects-in-the-recombination-fluorescence-from-irradiated-highly-polar-solutions-on-a-nanosecond-timescale
#15
Vsevolod I Borovkov
Spin correlation effects in the geminate recombination of radical ion pairs in irradiated highly polar liquids are typically believed to be negligible due to a high escape probability for the ions. This report presents the results of an exploratory study of organic polar solvents aimed at the searching for, and estimating the magnitude of, the time-resolved magnetic field effects (TR MFEs) in the delayed radiation-induced fluorescence from diluted solutions of a luminophore. It has been found that upon the high-energy irradiation of the solutions in polar liquids, such as dichloroethane (ε≈10), methanol (ε≈33), acetonitrile (ε≈37), dimethyl formamide (ε≈37), dimethyl sulfoxide (ε≈47), ethylene carbonate (ε≈89), substantial spin coherence effects in the delayed fluorescence can be observed within a time range up to ~100 ns...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914976/haloperidol-versus-5-ht3-receptor-antagonists-for-postoperative-vomiting-and-qtc-prolongation-a-noninferiority-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Preet Mohinder Singh, Anuradha Borle, Jeetinder Kaur Makkar, Anjan Trikha, David Fish, Ashish Sinha
Haloperidol is an antipsychotic with well-known antiemetic potential. It is underutilized for postoperative nausea vomiting due to reported corrected QT interval (QTc) prolongation. This meta-analysis evaluates its safety and efficacy as an antiemetic in the perioperative period. Trials comparing haloperidol to 5-HT3 -receptor antagonists (5-HT3 -RA) for 24 postoperative vomiting incidences published up to May 2017 were searched in the medical database. Comparisons were made for antiemetic efficiency variables (vomiting incidence, rescue antiemetic need, and patients with complete response) during early (until 6 hours) and late postoperative phases...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914910/large-bandwidth-low-loss-efficient-mode-mixing-using-long-period-mechanical-gratings
#17
Bin Huang, Haoshuo Chen, Nicolas K Fontaine, Roland Ryf, Ian Giles, Guifang Li
We propose a new architecture for using long-period fiber gratings (LPGs) to induce strong mode mixing with low loss for space-division multiplexing. In this architecture, LPGs are installed in step-index (SI) few-mode fibers that support more modes than the transmission fiber. Such a design could significantly reduce losses due to coupling from the highest-order mode group to cladding modes. In our experiment, efficient mixing of three spatial modes over a broad bandwidth was achieved by a mechanical long-period grating on a SI fiber that supports eight spatial modes...
September 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914895/experimental-generation-of-discrete-ultraviolet-wavelength-by-cascaded-intermodal-four-wave-mixing-in-a-multimode-photonic-crystal-fiber
#18
Jinhui Yuan, Zhe Kang, Feng Li, Xianting Zhang, Chao Mei, Guiyao Zhou, Xinzhu Sang, Qiang Wu, Binbin Yan, Xian Zhou, Kangping Zhong, Kuiru Wang, Chongxiu Yu, Gerald Farrell, Chao Lu, Hwa Yaw Tam, P K A Wai
In this Letter, we demonstrate experimentally for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, discrete ultraviolet (UV) wavelength generation by cascaded intermodal FWM when femtosecond pump pulses at 800 nm are launched into the deeply normal dispersion region of the fundamental guided mode of a multimode photonic crystal fiber (MPCF). For pump pulses at average input powers of Pav=450, 550, and 650 mW, the first anti-Stokes waves are generated at the visible wavelength of 538.1 nm through intermodal phase matching between the fundamental and second-order guided mode of the MPCF...
September 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914613/a-novel-system-for-commissioning-brachytherapy-applicators-example-of-a-ring-applicator
#19
Gabriel Paiva Fonseca, Michiel R van den Bosch, Robert Voncken, Mark Podesta, Frank Verhaegen
A novel system was developed to improve commissioning and quality assurance of brachytherapy applicators used in High Dose Rate (HDR). It employs an imaging panel to create reference images and to measure dwell times and dwell positions. As an example: two ring applicators of the same model were evaluated. An applicator was placed on the surface of an imaging panel and a HDR 192Ir source was positioned in an imaging channel above the panel to generate an image of the applicator, using the gamma photons of the brachytherapy source...
September 15, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914091/short-term-carbon-dynamics-in-a-temperate-grassland-and-heathland-ecosystem-exposed-to-104-days-of-drought-followed-by-irrigation
#20
Kavita Srivastava, Anke Jentsch, Juergen Kreyling, Bruno Glaser, Guido L B Wiesenberg
Temperate ecosystems are susceptible to drought events. The effect of a severe drought (104 days) followed by irrigation on the plant C uptake, its assimilation and input of C in soil were examined using a triple (13)CO2 pulse-chase labelling experiment in model grassland and heathland ecosystems. First (13)CO2 pulse at day 0 of the experiment revealed much higher (13)C tracer uptake for shoots, roots and soil compared to the second pulse (day 44), where all plants showed significantly lower (13)C tracer uptake...
September 15, 2017: Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies
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