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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221141/-etiopathogenic-factors-of-the-different-types-of-urinary-litiasis
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Miguel Arrabal-Martín, María Carmen Cano-García, Miguel Ángel Arrabal-Polo, Alejandro Domínguez-Amillo, Nelson Canales-Casco, Javier de la Torre-Trillo, José Manuel Cózar-Olmo
In this review, we analyze the etiopathogenic principles of urinary lithiasis formation. In the kidney, calcifications that may cause renal lithiasis are produced as a consequence of processes that injury the urothelium at the papilla and Bellini's ducts. With the improvement of imaging techniques, mainly micro CT scan, it is possible to detect them and we may be able to anticipate to the formation of lithiasis. As we well know, there are different factors that influence the formation of the calculi depending on their composition...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218524/general-fabrication-of-boride-carbide-and-nitride-nanocrystals-via-a-metal-hydrolysis-assisted-process
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Ling Zhou, Lishan Yang, Li Shao, Bo Chen, Fanhui Meng, Yitai Qian, Liqiang Xu
Metal boride, carbide, and nitride materials are useful owing to their wide variety of interesting chemical and physical properties. However, the synthesis of these materials with nano or mesoscale sizes is challenging due to the usually required high temperatures and long reaction durations. To our knowledge, the exploration of a number of simultaneous chemical reactions through rapid synthesis still remains a great challenge. In this study, a general route for the reduction and transformation of metal oxides into related metal boride (TiB2, MoB2, DyB4, ErB4, YB4, LaB6, CeB6, SmB6, EuB6), carbide (SiC, TiC, VC, WC, W2C, ZrC, MoC, NbC), and nitride (TiN, VN, BN, AlN, CrN, MgSiN2) nanocrystals were achieved at 150 °C...
February 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218507/enabling-inkjet-printed-graphene-for-ion-selective-electrodes-with-post-print-thermal-annealing
#3
Qing He, Suprem R Das, Nathaniel T Garland, Dapeng Jing, John A Hondred, Allison A Cargill, Shaowei Ding, Chandran Karunakaran, Jonathan C Claussen
Inkjet printed graphene (IPG) has recently shown tremendous promise in reducing the cost and complexity of graphene circuit fabrication. Herein we demonstrate, for the first time, the fabrication of an ion selective electrode (ISE) with IPG. A thermal annealing process in a nitrogen ambient environment converts the IPG into a highly conductive electrode (sheet resistance changes from 52.8 ± 7.4 MΩ/☐ for unannealed graphene to 172.7 ± 33.3Ω/☐ for graphene annealed at 950°C). Raman spectroscopy and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) analysis reveals that the printed graphene flakes begin to smooth at an annealing temperature of 500°C and then become more porous and more electrically conductive when annealed at temperatures of 650°C and above...
February 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218351/the-role-of-ionized-calcium-and-magnesium-in-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-and-its-impact-on-inflammatory-parameters
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Karin Strobl, Stephan Harm, Viktoria Weber, Jens Hartmann
INTRODUCTION: Regional anticoagulation with citrate has been found to be superior to heparin in terms of biocompatibility, and numerous protocols for regional citrate anticoagulation have been published, while a consensus on the target concentration of ionized calcium (Ca2+) in the extracorporeal circuit has not been reached so far. METHODS: The aim of this in vitro study was to assess the impact of different citrate concentrations on coagulation as well as on complement activation and cytokine secretion and to investigate the impact of ionized magnesium (Mg2+) on these parameters...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216342/near-infrared-monitoring-of-roller-compacted-ribbon-density-investigating-sources-of-variation-contributing-to-noisy-spectral-data
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Mary Ellen Crowley, Avril Hegarty, Michael A P McAuliffe, Graham E O'Mahony, Luke Kiernan, Kevin Hayes, Abina M Crean
The aim of this study was to highlight how variability in roller compacted ribbon quality can impact on NIR spectral measurement and to propose a simple method of data selection to remove erroneous spectra. The use of NIR spectroscopy for monitoring ribbon envelope density has been previously demonstrated, however to date there has been limited discussion as to how spectral data sets can contain erroneous outliers due to poor sample presentation to the NIR probes. In this study compacted ribbon of variable quality was produced from three separate blends of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)/lactose/magnesium stearate at 8 Roll Force settings (2-16kN/cm)...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214095/whether-preventive-low-dose-magnesium-sulphate-infusion-has-an-influence-on-postoperative-pain-perception-and-the-level-of-serum-beta-endorphin-throughout-the-total-abdominal-hysterectomy
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K Haryalchi, M Abedinzade, K Khanaki, M M Ghanaie, F M Zadeh
OBJECTIVE: Due to the known role of preventive low dose magnesium sulphate on postoperative pain management, in this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, we tried to investigate the possible relationship between low dose intra-operative magnesium sulphate infusion, postoperative analgesia and the level of serum beta-endorphin during total abdominal hysterectomy under general anesthesia. METHODS: Forty women undergoing total abdominal hysterectomy were randomly allocated into 2 groups (20 in each arm)...
February 14, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207797/mutation-increasing-%C3%AE-carotene-concentrations-does-not-adversely-affect-concentrations-of-essential-mineral-elements-in-pepper-fruit
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Nasya B Tomlekova, Philip J White, Jacqueline A Thompson, Emil A Penchev, Stephan Nielen
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are prevalent in human populations throughout the world. Vitamin A deficiency affects hundreds of millions of pre-school age children in low income countries. Fruits of pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) can be a major dietary source of precursors to Vitamin A biosynthesis, such as β-carotene. Recently, pepper breeding programs have introduced the orange-fruited (of) trait of the mutant variety Oranzheva kapiya, which is associated with high fruit β-carotene concentrations, to the mutant variety Albena...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198489/negative-effects-of-divalent-mineral-cations-on-the-bioaccessibility-of-carotenoids-from-plant-food-matrices-and-related-physical-properties-of-gastro-intestinal-fluids
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Joana Corte-Real, Marie Bertucci, Christos Soukoulis, Charles Desmarchelier, Patrick Borel, Elke Richling, Lucien Hoffmann, Torsten Bohn
Carotenoid intake and tissue levels have been frequently associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases. However, their bioavailability is low and influenced by many dietary related parameters. Divalent mineral cations have been suggested to interfere with carotenoid digestion and to hamper micellarization, a prerequisite for their uptake, via complexation of bile salts and precipitation of fatty acids. In the present investigation, we have evaluated the effects of increasing concentrations of magnesium (0-300 mg L(-1)), calcium (0-1500 mg L(-1)), zinc (0-200 mg L(-1)), and sodium (0-1500 mg L(-1); control monovalent cation), on carotenoid bioaccessibility from frequently consumed food items rich in carotenoids (tomato juice, carrot juice, apricot nectar, spinach and field salad), following simulated gastro-intestinal digestion...
February 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198010/phenolic-1-3-diketones-attenuate-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-response-by-an-alternative-magnesium-mediated-mechanism
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Morena Zusso, Giulia Mercanti, Federica Belluti, Rita Maria Concetta Di Martino, Andrea Pagetta, Carla Marinelli, Paola Brun, Eugenio Ragazzi, Rita Lo, Stefano Stifani, Pietro Giusti, Stefano Moro
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) plays a key role in the induction of inflammatory responses both in peripheral organs and the CNS. Curcumin exerts anti-inflammatory functions by interfering with LPS-induced TLR4-myeloid differentiation protein-2 (MD-2) dimerization and suppressing pro-inflammatory mediator release. However, the inhibitory mechanism of curcumin remains to be defined. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Binding of bis-demethoxycurcumin (GG6) and its cyclized pyrazole analogue (GG9), which lacks the 1,3-dicarbonyl function, to TLR4-MD-2 was determined using molecular docking simulations...
February 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192355/enhancement-of-struvite-pellets-crystallization-in-a-full-scale-plant-using-an-industrial-grade-magnesium-product
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D Crutchik, N Morales, J R Vázquez-Padín, J M Garrido
A full-scale struvite crystallization system was operated for the treatment of the centrate obtained from the sludge anaerobic digester in a municipal wastewater treatment plant. Additionally, the feasibility of an industrial grade Mg(OH)2 as a cheap magnesium and alkali source was also investigated. The struvite crystallization plant was operated for two different periods: period I, in which an influent with low phosphate concentration (34.0 mg P·L(-1)) was fed to the crystallization plant; and period II, in which an influent with higher phosphate concentration (68...
February 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192171/a-new-light-on-alkaptonuria-a-fourier-transform-infrared-microscopy-ftirm-and-low-energy-x-ray-fluorescence-lexrf-microscopy-correlative-study-on-a-rare-disease
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Elisa Mitri, Lia Millucci, Lucia Merolle, Giulia Bernardini, Lisa Vaccari, Alessandra Gianoncelli, Annalisa Santucci
BACKGROUND: Alkaptonuria (AKU) is an ultra-rare disease associated to the lack of an enzyme involved in tyrosine catabolism. This deficiency results in the accumulation of homogentisic acid (HGA) in the form of ochronotic pigment in joint cartilage, leading to a severe arthropathy. Secondary amyloidosis has been also unequivocally assessed as a comorbidity of AKU arthropathy. Composition of ochronotic pigment and how it is structurally related to amyloid is still unknown. METHODS: We exploited Synchrotron Radiation Infrared and X-Ray Fluorescence microscopies in combination with conventional bio-assays and analytical tools to characterize chemical composition and morphology of AKU cartilage...
February 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191557/aluminium-and-magnesium-insertion-in-sulfur-based-spinels-a-first-principles-study
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Vadym V Kulish, Daniel Koch, Sergei Manzhos
We computationally screen several sulfur-based materials with a spinel crystal structure as potential Al and Mg insertion hosts for Al- and Mg-ion batteries. We evaluate the effect of transition-metal substitution (TM = Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) on the key properties determining electrode performance. We systematically calculate the thermodynamic stability, average voltage, binding energy, volume expansion, and Al/Mg diffusion for all compounds. The results suggest that the Ni-based spinel shows a relatively high Al and Mg insertion voltage and low diffusion barriers, and thus is a promising candidate cathode material for Al- and Mg-ion batteries...
February 13, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190443/neurologic-manifestations-of-major-electrolyte-abnormalities
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M Diringer
The brain operates in an extraordinarily intricate environment which demands precise regulation of electrolytes. Tight control over their concentrations and gradients across cellular compartments is essential and when these relationships are disturbed neurologic manifestations may develop. Perturbations of sodium are the electrolyte disturbances that most often lead to neurologic manifestations. Alterations in extracellular fluid sodium concentrations produce water shifts that lead to brain swelling or shrinkage...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183587/mg-ca-ratio-as-regulating-factor-for-osteoclastic-in-vitro-resorption-of-struvite-biocements
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Carina Blum, Theresa Brückner, Andrea Ewald, Anita Ignatius, Uwe Gbureck
Bioceramic degradation can occur by both passive dissolution and following active osteoclastic bone remodeling. Key parameters controlling ceramic degradation are the pH-dependent solubility product of the ceramic phase, which alters ion concentrations in physiological solution and hence regulates cell activity. This study investigated the in vitro degradation profiles of various calcium magnesium phosphate ceramics formed at low temperature. The passive resorption was measured by incubating the cement samples in cell culture medium, while active resorption was determined during a surface culture of multinuclear osteoclastic cells derived from RAW 264...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183544/magnesium-sulfate-accelerates-the-onset-of-low-dose-rocuronium-in-patients-undergoing-laryngeal-microsurgery
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Eun-Su Choi, Woo-Jin Jeong, Soon-Hyun Ahn, Ah-Young Oh, Young-Tae Jeon, Sang-Hwan Do
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effect of magnesium sulfate-an enhancer of neuromuscular blockade-on onset and duration of low dose of rocuronium, and on operating conditions during laryngeal microsurgery. DESIGN: Randomized, prospective, double-blinded study. PATIENTS: Eighty-four patients scheduled for elective laryngeal microsurgery. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomly allocated to receive different doses of rocuronium: 0...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176280/stepwise-casr-ap2s1-and-gna11-sequencing-in-patients-with-suspected-familial-hypocalciuric-hypercalcemia
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Auryan Szalat, Shoshana Shpitzen, Anat Tsur, Ilana Zalmon Koren, Shmuel Shilo, Liana Tripto-Shkolnik, Ronen Durst, Eran Leitersdorf, Vardiella Meiner
PURPOSE: Patients with familial hyperparathyroidism and low urinary calcium excretion may have familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FHH) with mutations in one of three genes: the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) defining FHH-type 1, the adaptor-related protein complex 2 (AP2S1) related to FHH-type 3 or the G-protein subunit alpha11 (GNA11) associated with FHH-type 2. We aimed to evaluate the presence of mutations in these genes and to identify phenotypic specificities and differences in these patients...
February 7, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170269/nanomechanical-characterization-of-micellar-surfactant-films-via-atomic-force-microscopy-at-a-graphite-surface
#17
Benjamin L Micklavzina, Shengwei Zhang, Hao He, Marjorie L Longo
In this work, we study the mechanical properties of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and dodecylamine hydrochloride (DAH) micellar films at a graphite surface via atomic force microscopy (AFM). Breakthrough forces for these films were measured using silicon nitride cantilevers and were found to be 1.1 ± 0.1 nN for a 10 mM DAH film and 3.0 ± 0.3 nN for a 10 mM SDS film. For 10 mM SDS films, it was found that the addition of 1.5 mM of NaCl, Na2SO4, or MgCl2 produced a 50-70% increase in the measured breakthrough force...
February 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167075/inhibition-of-the-nmda-and-ampa-receptor-channels-by-antidepressants-and-antipsychotics
#18
Oleg I Barygin, Elina I Nagaeva, Denis B Tikhonov, Darya A Belinskaya, Nina P Vanchakova, Natalia N Shestakova
It is known that some antidepressants and antipsychotics directly inhibit NMDA-type ionotropic glutamate receptors. In this study we systematically studied action of seven drugs (Fluoxetine, Citalopram, Desipramine, Amitriptyline, Atomoxetine, Chlorpromazine, and Clozapine) on NMDA receptors and Ca(2+)-permeable and -impermeable AMPA receptors in rat brain neurons by whole-cell patch-clamp technique. Except for weak effect of fluoxetine, all drugs were virtually inactive against Ca(2+)-impermeable AMPA receptors...
February 3, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164585/role-of-serum-level-of-neurometals-copper-zinc-and-magnesium-in-neonates-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#19
Mostafa A El Foley, Hanan M Kamel, Samir M Mounir, Samuel N Habeb
BACKGROUND: Perinatal HIE is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates worldwide, despite the improvements in perinatal care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role Cu, Zn, and Mg+2 neurometals in the development of neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. METHODS: This study included two groups: group 1 (study group): Thirty full term, and diagnosed as having hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Group 2 (control group): Thirty full term healthy neonates...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155056/nutrient-status-9%C3%A2-years-after-biliopancreatic-diversion-with-duodenal-switch-bpd-ds-an-observational-study
#20
Gladys Witt Strain, Mehyar Hefazi Torghabeh, Michel Gagner, Faith Ebel, Gregory F Dakin, Daniel Connolly, Elizabeth Goldenberg, Alfons Pomp
BACKGROUND: Since biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) produces hypoabsorption, evaluation of long-term nutrient changes is appropriate. METHODS: Measurements of micronutrients, trace elements, PTH, iron studies, and protein were completed for consented patients at baseline prior to surgery and at yearly intervals. The patients were advised and supplements were adjusted by blood studies with compliance checks. Independent t tests and ANOVAs compared changes between cross-sectional cohorts based on follow-up time from surgery...
February 2, 2017: Obesity Surgery
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