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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938786/prediction-of-egg-freshness-during-storage-using-electronic-nose
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Samuel M Yimenu, J Y Kim, B S Kim
The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential of a fast gas chromatography (GC) e-nose for freshness discrimination and for prediction of storage time as well as sensory and internal quality changes during storage of hen eggs. All samples were obtained from the same egg production farm and stored at 20 °C for 20 d. Egg sampling was conducted every 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 16, and 20 d. During each sampling time, 4 egg cartons (each containing 10 eggs) were randomly selected: one carton for Haugh units, one carton for sensory evaluation and 2 cartons for the e-nose experiment...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937239/nasal-nitric-oxide-in-healthy-adults-reference-values-and-affecting-factors
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M Antosova, D Mokra, I Tonhajzerova, P Mikolka, P Kosutova, M Mestanik, L Pepucha, J Plevkova, T Buday, V Calkovsky, A Bencova
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important endogenous mediator with significant role in the respiratory system. Many endogenous and exogenous factors influence the synthesis of NO and its level is significantly changed during the inflammation. Analysis of nasal nitric oxide (nNO) is not validated so far as the diagnostic method. There is a lack of reference values with possible identification of factors modulating the nNO levels. In healthy adult volunteers (n=141) we studied nasal NO values by NIOX MINO® (Aerocrine, Sweden) according to the recommendations of the ATS & ERS...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936199/bone-status-in-a-patient-with-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor-deletion-syndrome-bone-quality-and-structure-evaluation-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-and-quantitative-ultrasonography
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Paola Pelosi, Elisabetta Lapi, Loredana Cavalli, Alberto Verrotti, Marilena Pantaleo, Maurizio de Martino, Stefano Stagi
Haploinsufficiency of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 receptor (IGF1R) gene is a rare, probably under-diagnosed, cause of short stature. However, the effects of IGF1R haploinsufficiency on glucose metabolism, bone status, and metabolism have rarely been investigated. We report the case of a patient referred to our center at the age of 18 months for short stature, failure to thrive, and Silver-Russell-like phenotype. Genetic analysis did not show hypomethylation of the 11p15.5 region or uniparental disomy of chromosome 7...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936176/chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-differentially-impacts-different-states-of-inspiratory-activity-at-the-level-of-the-preb%C3%A3-tzinger-complex
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Alfredo J Garcia, Tatiana Dashevskiy, Maggie A Khuu, Jan-Marino Ramirez
The preBötzinger complex (preBötC) is a medullary brainstem network crucially involved in the generation of different inspiratory rhythms. In the isolated brainstem slice, the preBötC reconfigures to produce different rhythms that we refer to as "fictive eupnea" under baseline conditions (i.e., carbogen), and "fictive gasping" in hypoxia. We recently demonstrated that fictive eupnea is irregular following exposure to chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH). However, it is unknown how CIH impacts fictive gasping...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934298/transcriptome-analysis-of-callery-pear-pyrus-calleryana-reveals-a-comprehensive-signalling-network-in-response-to-alternaria-alternata
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Jialiang Kan, Tingli Liu, Na Ma, Hui Li, Xiaogang Li, Jinyan Wang, Baolong Zhang, Youhong Chang, Jing Lin
The pear is an important temperate fruit worldwide that is produced by a group of species in the genus Pyrus. Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana Decne) is characterized by high resistance to multiple diseases, good adaptability, and high ornamental value, and is therefore widely planted in pear orchards for edible fruit production or as stock. Plant pathogens are a major threat to pear yield. Black spot disease, caused by the filamentous fungus Alternaria alternata, is one of the most serious diseases in pear. Elucidation of resistant genes to black spot disease is extremely important for understanding the underlying mechanisms as well as for the development of resistant cultivars...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933115/-rancidness-of-armeniacae-semen-amarum-involving-bianzhuang-lunzhi
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Jian-Ting Gong, Li-Ying Zhao, Bauer Rudolf, Wen-Juan Mi, Yang Li, Jia-Hui Li, Zhi-Yu Ren, Dong Xu, Ting Zhao, Yong-Hong Yan
This article aims to compare the qualities of Armeniacae Semen Amarum before and after rancidness, in order to study the rancidness of Armeniacae Semen Amarum. In the experiment, content of fatty oil, acid value and peroxide value were determined before and after rancidness,respectively. Meanwhile, HPLC, GC-MS were utilized to analyze laetrile and fatty acid components. Besides, colorimeter and e-nose were introduced to quantify and compare "color and odor". A correlation analysis was conducted on the above results...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932894/additive-value-of-amyloid-pet-in-routine-cases-of-clinical-dementia-work-up-after-fdg-pet
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Matthias Brendel, Jonas Schnabel, Sonja Schönecker, Leonie Wagner, Eva Brendel, Johanna Meyer-Wilmes, Marcus Unterrainer, Andreas Schildan, Marianne Patt, Catharina Prix, Nibal Ackl, Cihan Catak, Oliver Pogarell, Johannes Levin, Adrian Danek, Katharina Buerger, Peter Bartenstein, Henryk Barthel, Osama Sabri, Axel Rominger
PURPOSE: In recent years, several [(18)F]-labeled amyloid-PET tracers have been developed and have obtained clinical approval. Despite their widespread scientific use, studies in routine clinical settings are limited. We therefore investigated the impact of [(18)F]-florbetaben (FBB)-PET on the diagnostic management of patients with suspected dementia that was still unclarified after [(18)F]-fluordeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET. METHODS: All subjects were referred in-house with a suspected dementia syndrome due to neurodegenerative disease...
September 20, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931053/identification-and-molecular-characterization-of-a-metagenome-derived-l-lysine-decarboxylase-gene-from-subtropical-soil-microorganisms
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Jie Deng, Hua Gao, Zhen Gao, Huaxian Zhao, Ying Yang, Qiaofen Wu, Bo Wu, Chengjian Jiang
L-lysine decarboxylase (LDC, EC 4.1.1.18) is a key enzyme in the decarboxylation of L-lysine to 1,5-pentanediamine and efficiently contributes significance to biosynthetic capability. Metagenomic technology is a shortcut approach used to obtain new genes from uncultured microorganisms. In this study, a subtropical soil metagenomic library was constructed, and a putative LDC gene named ldc1E was isolated by function-based screening strategy through the indication of pH change by L-lysine decarboxylation. Amino acid sequence comparison and homology modeling indicated the close relation between Ldc1E and other putative LDCs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929965/-a-negleted-bacteria-with-a-case-bartonella-henselae
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Kamuran Türker, Bekir Çelebi, Şeyda Andaç, Pınar Bulut, Şenay Yalçın, Saniye Dolhan
Bartonella henselae the causative agent of cat scratch disease (CSD), is a gram-negative, coccobacillus, facultative intracellular bacterium CSD usually presents as a clinical form of benign local lymphadenopathy (LAP) but sometimes it may progress to severe life threatening complications. Despite the fact that CSD is known to be a common disease, which is one of the important causes of local LAPs in the world, there are few publications in our country. For the diagnosis, the clinician should suspect for CSD and has to ask to the patient whether there is a story of cat scratch or not...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929449/concordance-analysis-of-paired-cancer-antigen-ca-15-3-and-27-29-testing
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David C Lin, Jonathan R Genzen
PURPOSE: Cancer antigens (CA) 15-3 and 27.29 are used in the clinical management of many breast cancer patients. Given that immunoassays for CA 15-3 and CA 27.29 target epitopes on the same glycoprotein-Mucin 1 (MUC1)-the present analysis was conducted to evaluate the potential concordance of tumor marker results when both tests were ordered by providers on the same specimens. METHODS: A retrospective limited dataset of paired CA 15-3 (Roche Diagnostics) and CA 27...
September 19, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927408/paramedical-staffs-knowledge-and-attitudes-towards-antimicrobial-resistance-in-dire-dawa-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Belay Tafa, Adugna Endale, Desalegn Bekele
BACKGROUND: The continuing emergence, development and spread of pathogenic organisms that are resistant to antimicrobials are a cause of increasing concern. The control of antimicrobial resistance requires knowledge of factors causing antimicrobial resistance, good attitudes towards the intervention strategies as well as changes in antibiotic prescribing behavior of health workers. Hence, this study was aimed to assess paramedical staffs' knowledge and attitudes towards antimicrobial resistance and their antibiotics prescription practices in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926733/epidemiology-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-basrah-southern-iraq-a-retrospective-study
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Dhaighum Almahfoodh, Majid Alabbood, Ahmed Alali, Abbas Mansour
AIMS: To investigate the epidemiology of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in Basrah city, Southern Iraq, between 2012 and 2016 among people 0-40year old. METHODS: This was a retrospective data analysis of electronic archives for patients with T1DM registered in Faiha Specialized Diabetes, Endocrine, and Metabolism Center (FDEMC), which is a tertiary referring Center in Basrah. The data include electronic database from August 2008 to February 2016. Incidence and prevalence rates are expressed per 100,000...
September 5, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926140/biological-variation-of-serum-neuron-specific-enolase-and-carbohydrate-antigen-724-tumor-markers
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Shuo Wang, Min Zhao, Runqing Mu, Xin Zhang, Ke Yun, Hong Shang
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to assess two tumor markers, carbohydrate antigen 724 (CA724) and neuron-specific enolase (NSE), in 20 healthy individuals. Then, we determined their average intra- and inter-individual biological variations (CVI and CVG ). METHODS: Blood samples were taken at weekly intervals for five weeks from 20 healthy subjects through a detailed questionnaire and physical examination. These samples were stored at -80°C and analyzed in a single run in duplicate...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926059/br%C3%A3-nsted-acidity-in-deep-eutectic-solvents-and-ionic-liquids
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Andrew P Abbott, Sahar S M Alabdullah, Azhar Y M Al-Murshedi, Karl S Ryder
Despite the importance of ionic liquids in a variety of fields, little is understood about the behaviour of protons in these media. The main difficulty arises due to the unknown activity of protons in non-aqueous solvents. This study presents acid dissociation constants for nine organic acids in deep eutectic solvents (DESs) using standard pH indicator solutes. The pKIn value for bromophenol blue was found by titrating the DES with triflic acid. The experimental method was developed to understand the acid-base properties of deep eutectic solvents, and through this study it was found that the organic acids studied were slightly less dissociated in the DES than in water with pKa values between 0...
September 19, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925146/-rapid-monitoring-five-components-of-ethanol-precipitation-process-of-shenzhiling-oral-solution-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Tong-Tong Li, Tian Hu, Lei Nie, Li-Xuan Zang, Ying-Zi Zeng, Heng-Chang Zang
To develop a method for the rapid monitoring of five components during the alcohol precipitation process of Shenzhiling oral solution using near infrared spectroscopy(NIRS).The contents of five components detemined by high performance liquid chromatography(HPLC) were used as the reference values, and the NIRS based partial least square regression(PLSR) models were used to monitor the concentrations of paeoniflorin, albiflorin, liquiritin, cinnamic acid and glycyrrhizic acid during the alcohol precipitation process of Shenzhiling oral solution, which were optimized and verified through comparing of different spectral pre-processing and variables selection methods...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923845/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-as-a-gatekeeper-for-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-and-stress-testing-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain
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Maros Ferencik, Thomas Mayrhofer, Michael T Lu, Pamela K Woodard, Quynh A Truong, W Frank Peacock, Fabian Bamberg, Benjamin C Sun, Jerome L Fleg, John T Nagurney, James E Udelson, Wolfgang Koenig, James L Januzzi, Udo Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Most patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergo noninvasive cardiac testing with a low diagnostic yield. We determined whether a combination of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) and cardiovascular risk factors might improve selection of patients for cardiac testing. METHODS: We included patients from the Rule Out Myocardial Infarction/Ischemia Using Computer Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT) I and II trials who presented to the ED with acute chest pain and were referred for cardiac testing...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921859/trophic-interaction-modifications-an-empirical-and-theoretical-framework
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J Christopher D Terry, Rebecca J Morris, Michael B Bonsall
Consumer-resource interactions are often influenced by other species in the community. At present these 'trophic interaction modifications' are rarely included in ecological models despite demonstrations that they can drive system dynamics. Here, we advocate and extend an approach that has the potential to unite and represent this key group of non-trophic interactions by emphasising the change to trophic interactions induced by modifying species. We highlight the opportunities this approach brings in comparison to frameworks that coerce trophic interaction modifications into pairwise relationships...
October 2017: Ecology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921806/a-large-area-spatially-continuous-assessment-of-land-cover-map-error-and-its-impact-on-downstream-analyses
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Lyndon Estes, Peng Chen, Stephanie Debats, Tom Evans, Stefanus Ferreira, Tobias Kuemmerle, Gabrielle Ragazzo, Justin Sheffield, Adam Wolf, Eric Wood, Kelly Caylor
Land cover maps increasingly underlie research into socioeconomic and environmental patterns and processes, including global change. It is known that map errors impact our understanding of these phenomena, but quantifying these impacts is difficult because many areas lack adequate reference data. We used a highly accurate, high-resolution map of South African cropland to assess 1) the magnitude of error in several current generation land cover maps, and 2) how these errors propagate in downstream studies. We first quantified pixel-wise errors in the cropland classes of four widely used land cover maps at resolutions ranging from 1 to 100 km, then calculated errors in several representative "downstream" (map-based) analyses, including assessments of vegetative carbon stocks, evapotranspiration, crop production, and household food security...
September 16, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921453/upper-and-lower-limbs-composition-a-comparison-between-anthropometry-and-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-in-healthy-people
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Danila Diano, Federico Ponti, Sara Guerri, Daniele Mercatelli, Michele Amadori, Maria Pilar Aparisi Gómez, Giuseppe Battista, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Alberto Bazzocchi
The detection of changes in lean mass (LM) distribution can help to prevent disability. This study assessed the degree of association between anthropometric measurements and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) body composition (BC) parameters of the upper and lower limbs in a healthy general population and collected DXA age- and sex-specific values of BC that can be useful to build a reference standard. PURPOSE: The primary aim of this study was to investigate the reliability of some widely available anthropometric measurements in the assessment of body composition (BC) at the limbs, especially in terms of muscle mass, in a large sample of healthy subjects of different age bands and sex, using fat mass (FM) and lean mass (LM) parameters derived by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as the gold standard...
September 18, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919829/age-and-sex-related-changes-in-hematological-parameters-in-healthy-malawians
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Wilson L Mandala, Esther N Gondwe, Jenny M MacLennan, Malcolm E Molyneux, Calman A MacLennan
AIM: The aim of the study was to determine how values for white blood cell (WBC) counts, hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit (Hct), mean corpuscular volume (mcv), and platelet counts vary with age and sex in healthy Malawians. METHODS: We recruited 660 (316 male and 344 female) participants in 12 different age groups. An ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid-anticoagulated blood sample collected from each participant was analyzed using a hematological analyzer. RESULTS: WBC counts decreased with age with the lowest counts observed in the 20 to <60 years old group...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
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