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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108163/reducement-of-cadmium-adsorption-on-clay-minerals-by-the-presence-of-dissolved-organic-matter-from-animal-manure
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Wenjun Zhou, Lingwei Ren, Lizhong Zhu
Clay minerals are the most popular adsorbents/amendments for immobilizing heavy metals in contaminated soils, but the dissolved organic matter (DOM) in soil environment would potentially affect the adsorption/immobilization capacity of clay minerals for heavy metals. In this study, the effects of DOM derived from chicken manure (CM) on the adsorption of cadmium (Cd(2+)) on two clay minerals, bentonite and zeolite, were investigated. The equilibrium data for Cd(2+) sorption in the absence or presence of CM-DOM could be well-fitted to the Langmuir equation (R(2) > 0...
January 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107748/tracing-the-sources-and-cycling-of-phosphorus-in-river-sediments-using-oxygen-isotopes-methodological-adaptations-and-first-results-from-a-case-study-in-france
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Chiara Pistocchi, Federica Tamburini, Gerard Gruau, André Ferhi, Dominique Trevisan, Jean-Marcel Dorioz
An essential aspect of eutrophication studies is to trace the ultimate origin of phosphate ions (P-PO4) associated with the solid phase of river sediments, as certain processes can make these ions available for algae. However, this is not a straightforward task because of the diversity of allochthonous and autochthonous sources that can supply P-PO4 to river sediments as well as the existence of in-stream processes that can change the speciation of these inputs and obscure the original sources. Here, we present the results of a study designed to explore the potentials, limitations and conditions for the use of the oxygen isotope composition of phosphate (δ(18)Op) extracted from river sediments for this type of tracing...
December 26, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107308/acute-right-heart-failure-after-hemorrhagic-shock-and-trauma-pneumonectomy-a-management-approach-a-blinded-randomized-controlled-animal-trial-using-inhaled-nitric-oxide
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Andrea L Lubitz, Lars O Sjoholm, Amy Goldberg, Abhijit Pathak, Thomas Santora, Thomas E Sharp, Markus Wallner, Remus M Berretta, Lauren A Poole, Jichuan Wu, Marla R Wolfson
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock and pneumonectomy causes an acute increase in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). The increase in PVR and right ventricular (RV) afterload leads to acute RV failure, thus reducing left ventricular (LV) preload and output. Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) lowers PVR by relaxing pulmonary arterial smooth muscle without remarkable systemic vascular effects. We hypothesized that with hemorrhagic shock and pneumonectomy, iNO can be used to decrease PVR and mitigate right heart failure...
February 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106936/whole-brain-vessel-wall-mri-a-parameter-tune-up-solution-to-improve-the-scan-efficiency-of-three-dimensional-variable-flip-angle-turbo-spin-echo
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Qi Yang, Zixin Deng, Xiaoming Bi, Shlee S Song, Konrad H Schlick, Nestor R Gonzalez, Debiao Li, Zhaoyang Fan
PURPOSE: To propose and evaluate a parameter tune-up solution to expedite a three-dimensional (3D) variable-flip-angle turbo spin-echo (TSE) sequence for whole-brain intracranial vessel wall (IVW) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Elliptical k-space sampling and prolonged echo train length (ETL), were used to expedite a 3D variable-flip-angle TSE-based sequence. To compensate for the potential loss in vessel wall signal, optimal combination of prescribed T2 and ETL was experimentally investigated on 22 healthy volunteers at 3 Tesla...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106764/effective-alternating-direction-optimization-methods-for-sparsity-constrained-blind-image-deblurring
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Naixue Xiong, Ryan Wen Liu, Maohan Liang, Di Wu, Zhao Liu, Huisi Wu
Single-image blind deblurring for imaging sensors in the Internet of Things (IoT) is a challenging ill-conditioned inverse problem, which requires regularization techniques to stabilize the image restoration process. The purpose is to recover the underlying blur kernel and latent sharp image from only one blurred image. Under many degraded imaging conditions, the blur kernel could be considered not only spatially sparse, but also piecewise smooth with the support of a continuous curve. By taking advantage of the hybrid sparse properties of the blur kernel, a hybrid regularization method is proposed in this paper to robustly and accurately estimate the blur kernel...
January 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106621/mortality-risk-reductions-from-substituting-screen-time-by-discretionary-activities
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Katrien Wijndaele, Stephen J Sharp, Nicholas J Wareham, Søren Brage
PURPOSE: Leisure-screen-time, including TV viewing, is associated with increased mortality risk. We estimated the all-cause mortality risk reductions associated with substituting leisure-screen-time with different discretionary physical activity types, and the change in mortality incidence associated with different substitution scenarios. METHODS: 423,659 UK Biobank participants, without stroke, myocardial infarction or cancer history, were followed for 7.6 (1.4) (median (IQR)) years...
January 19, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106465/evaluation-of-99m-tc-mibi-in-thyroid-gland-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-and-classification-of-amiodarone-induced-thyrotoxicosis
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Junqi Wang, Ruiguo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) is caused by aminodaroneas a side effect of cardiovascular disease treatment. Based on the differences in their pathological and physiological mechanisms, many methods have been developed so far to differentiate AIT subtypes such as color flow Doppler sonography (CFDS)and 24 h radioiodine uptake (RAIU). However, these methods suffer from inadequate accuracy in distinguishing different types of AITs and sometimes lead to misdiagnosis and delayed treatments...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106364/a-novel-strategy-for-one-pot-synthesis-of-gold-nanoplates-on-carbon-nanotube-sheet-as-an-effective-flexible-sers-substrate
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Wenbo Xin, Jenn-Ming Yang, Chao Li, Mark S Goorsky, Larry Carlson, Igor De Rosa
In this work, we have demonstrated a novel route for one-pot synthesis of two dimensional gold nanoplates (2-D AuNPLs) on carbon nanotube (CNT) sheet. Well-defined AuNPLs are grafted onto CNT sheet via a facile hydrothermal reduction process, during which bromine ions are employed as the surfactant for gold anisotropic growth. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) shows large-scale AuNPLs with micrometer-scaled length and sub-100 nm thickness are deposited uniformly on the CNT sheet. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) results confirm the synthesized AuNPLs are single-crystalline with preferential {111} orientation...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106129/retooling-laser-speckle-contrast-analysis-algorithm-to-enhance-non-invasive-high-resolution-laser-speckle-functional-imaging-of-cutaneous-microcirculation
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Surya C Gnyawali, Kevin Blum, Durba Pal, Subhadip Ghatak, Savita Khanna, Sashwati Roy, Chandan K Sen
Cutaneous microvasculopathy complicates wound healing. Functional assessment of gated individual dermal microvessels is therefore of outstanding interest. Functional performance of laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) systems is compromised by motion artefacts. To address such weakness, post-processing of stacked images is reported. We report the first post-processing of binary raw data from a high-resolution LSCI camera. Sharp images of low-flowing microvessels were enabled by introducing inverse variance in conjunction with speckle contrast in Matlab-based program code...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105533/semi-automated-quantification-of-finger-joint-space-narrowing-using-tomosynthesis-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Shota Ichikawa, Tamotsu Kamishima, Kenneth Sutherland, Hideki Kasahara, Yuka Shimizu, Motoshi Fujimori, Nobutoshi Yasojima, Yohei Ono, Takahiko Kaneda, Takao Koike
The purpose of the study is to validate the semi-automated method using tomosynthesis images for the assessment of finger joint space narrowing (JSN) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), by using the semi-quantitative scoring method as the reference standard. Twenty patients (14 females and 6 males) with RA were included in this retrospective study. All patients underwent radiography and tomosynthesis of the bilateral hand and wrist. Two rheumatologists and a radiologist independently scored JSN with two modalities according to the Sharp/van der Heijde score...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105361/computed-tomograpy-evaluation-of-morphological-changes-clinical-response-and-survival-in-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastasis-treated-by-regorafenib-a-case-report
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Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Takao Takahashi, Junko Kato, Toshiyuki Tanahashi, Satoshi Matsui, Yoshiyuki Sasaki, Hisashi Imai, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Naoki Okumura, Kazuya Yamaguchi, Manabu Futamura, Shinji Osada, Kazuhiro Yoshida
Pathological response to preoperative chemotherapy was recently found to be correlated with improved survival and has been proposed as a new outcome end-point following resection of liver metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC). It was demonstrated that, particularly after therapy with bevacizumab, CRC liver metastases decreased in size and underwent distinct morphological changes on computed tomography (CT). However, morphological changes in response to treatment with regorafenib have not yet been reported...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104770/decline-in-cardiovascular-mortality-possible-causes-and-implications
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George A Mensah, Gina S Wei, Paul D Sorlie, Lawrence J Fine, Yves Rosenberg, Peter G Kaufmann, Michael E Mussolino, Lucy L Hsu, Ebyan Addou, Michael M Engelgau, David Gordon
If the control of infectious diseases was the public health success story of the first half of the 20th century, then the decline in mortality from coronary heart disease and stroke has been the success story of the century's past 4 decades. The early phase of this decline in coronary heart disease and stroke was unexpected and controversial when first reported in the mid-1970s, having followed 60 years of gradual increase as the US population aged. However, in 1978, the participants in a conference convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute concluded that a significant recent downtick in coronary heart disease and stroke mortality rates had definitely occurred, at least in the US Since 1978, a sharp decline in mortality rates from coronary heart disease and stroke has become unmistakable throughout the industrialized world, with age-adjusted mortality rates having declined to about one third of their 1960s baseline by 2000...
January 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103529/improving-osteogenesis-of-three-dimensional-porous-scaffold-based-on-mineralized-recombinant-human-like-collagen-via-mussel-inspired-polydopamine-and-effective-immobilization-of-bmp-2-derived-peptide
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Jing Zhou, Xiaodong Guo, Qixin Zheng, Yongchao Wu, Fuzai Cui, Bin Wu
An ideal bone substitute should be biocompatible, biodegradable, osteoinductive and osteoconductive. In our previous work, we fabricated a three-dimensional porous scaffold based on mineralized recombinant human-like collagen, nano-hydroxyapatite/recombinant human-like collagen/poly(lactic acid) (nHA/RHLC/PLA). Like other HA/collagen scaffolds, the nHA/RHLC/PLA scaffold lacked osteoinductive bioactivity. The purpose of the present study was to develop a polydopamine (pDA)-assisted BMP-2-derived peptide (designated as P24) surface modification strategy for improving the osteogenesis of the nHA/RHLC/PLA scaffold...
January 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102671/structural-analysis-of-glycosylated-intact-hiv-1-gp120-b12-antibody-complex-using-hydroxyl-radical-protein-footprinting
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Xiaoyan Li, Oliver C Grant, Keigo Ito, Aaron Wallace, Shixia Wang, Peng Zhao, Lance Wells, Shan Lu, Robert J Woods, Joshua S Sharp
Glycoprotein gp120 is a surface antigen and virulence factor of the human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1). Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) that are reactive to gp120 from a variety of HIV isolates offer hope for the development of broadly effective immunogens for vaccination purposes, if the interactions between gp120 and bNAbs can be understood. From a structural perspective, gp120 is a particularly difficult system due to its size, the presence of multiple flexible regions, and the large amount of glycosylation, all of which are important in gp120-bNAb interactions...
January 19, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102459/a-qualitative-exploration-of-clinician-views-and-experiences-of-treatment-decision-making-in-bipolar-ii-disorder
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Alana Fisher, Vijaya Manicavasagar, Louise Sharpe, Rebekah Laidsaar-Powell, Ilona Juraskova
This study qualitatively explored clinicians' views and experiences of treatment decision-making in BPII. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 practising clinicians (n = 10 clinical psychologists, n = 6 GPs, n = 4 psychiatrists) with experience in treating adult outpatients with BPII. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed verbatim and thematically analysed using framework methods. Professional experience, and preferences for patient involvement in decision-making were also assessed...
January 19, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101483/intermittent-theta-slowings-in-contralateral-side-of-weakness-after-sleep-deprivation-on-spot-eeg-in-sporadic-hemiplegic-migraine
#16
Chan-Hyuk Lee, Man-Wook Seo, Byoung-Soo Shin, Tae-Ho Yang, Hyun-June Shin, Han Uk Ryu
Hemiplegic migraine (HM) is an uncommon type of migraine which is classified into sporadic and familial subtype. The noticed electroencephalogram (EEG) findings during HM attack are diffuse slowing contralateral to the weakened limb, but are usually normal in asymptomatic states. A 52-year-old woman who suffered from headache accompanying right arm weakness and aphasic symptoms admitted to our hospital. She underwent total five times of EEG including 2 times before admission. Only the last EEG exam after 24 hours of sleep deprivation (SD) showed intermittent slowing and higher amplitude of positive occipital sharp transients (POSTs) on the left parieto-occipital area...
December 2016: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101482/cefepime-induced-non-convulsive-status-epilepticus-in-a-patient-with-normal-renal-function
#17
Hyeon-Mi Park, Young Noh, Ji Won Yang, Dong Hoon Shin, Yeong-Bae Lee
Cefepime-induced encephalopathy including nonconvulsive status epilepticus has been known to develop in the patients with renal impairment. However, we report a 74-year-old woman with normal renal function who developed stuporous mental status during cefepime administration. Electroencephalogram (EEG) revealed 2 Hz rhythmic sharp-and-waves continuously, which suggested nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE). After cefepime discontinuation, clinical symptoms recovered gradually and EEG findings showed only background slowing without epileptiform discharges...
December 2016: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101426/asymmetric-split-h-shape-nanoantennas-for-molecular-sensing
#18
I G Mbomson, S Tabor, B Lahiri, G Sharp, S G McMeekin, R M De La Rue, N P Johnson
In this paper we report on a very sensitive biosensor based on gold asymmetric nanoantennas that are capable of enhancing the molecular resonances of C-H bonds. The nanoantennas are arranged as arrays of asymmetric-split H-shape (ASH) structures, tuned to produce plasmonic resonances with reflectance double peaks within the mid-infrared vibrational resonances of C-H bonds for the assay of deposited films of the molecule 17β-estradiol (E2), used as an analyte. Measurements and numerical simulations of the reflectance spectra have enabled an estimated enhancement factor on the order of 10(5) to be obtained for a thin film of E2 on the ASH array...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100845/role-of-prometastatic-factors-in-gastric-cancer-development
#19
Marta Tkacz, Maciej Tarnowski, Marzena Staniszewska, Andrzej Pawlik
The second half of the 20th century has seen a sharp worldwide decline in both the incidence and mortality of gastric cancer. Despite this, gastric cancer is the most common cause of mortality in the world. It is closely related to the commonly asymptomatic course at the beginning and delayed diagnosis. Approximately 90‑97% of stomach cancers are adenocarcinomas, which may be subdivided histologically into two categories - intestinal type, and diffuse type. Cancer metastasis is a complex multi‑step process that is closely associated with tumor phenotype...
December 31, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100071/neck-tongue-syndrome-a-systematic-review
#20
Amy A Gelfand, Hannah Johnson, Marc Ep Lenaerts, Jessica R Litwin, Charles De Mesa, Nikolai Bogduk, Peter J Goadsby
Objective Neck-Tongue syndrome (NTS) is characterized by brief attacks of neck or occipital pain, or both, brought out by abrupt head turning and accompanied by ipsilateral tongue symptoms. As the disorder is rare, we undertook a systematic review of the literature to identify all reported cases in order to phenotype clinically the disorder and subsequently inform clinical diagnostic criteria. Methods Two electronic databases were searched using the search term "neck tongue syndrome". All English language references were reviewed in full...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
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