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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154010/combined-strategy-for-removal-of-reactive-black-5-by-biomass-sorption-on-macrocystis-pyrifera-and-zerovalent-iron-nanoparticles
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Fabiana E García, Josefina Plaza-Cazón, V Nahuel Montesinos, Edgardo R Donati, Marta I Litter
Reactive Black 5, RB5, has been used as a model azo dye to evaluate the removal efficiency of sorption on Macrocystis pyrifera biomass (Mpyr) and commercial zerovalent iron nanoparticles (nZVI) in individual and combined treatments. The best conditions for the treatment with the isolated materials were first determined, and then, in series and combined treatments were performed under these conditions, achieving removal efficiencies higher than 80% of the initial dye concentration. Strengths and weaknesses of all removal strategies (individual, in series and combined) are analyzed regarding the application on real effluents...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151413/-effects-of-mechanical-ventilation-on-diaphragmatic-contractile-function-in-patients-with-aecopd
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Feifei Wang, Xiaoping Zhu, Changjing Zhang, Hui Zhu, Yu Feng, Yang Liu, Shaolin Ma
OBJECTIVE: To study diaphragmatic strength in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) during mechanical ventilation (MV), and to explore the predictive value of maximal transdiaphragm pressure (Pdi max) for successful extubation. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. Twenty-one patients with AECOPD receiving MV admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shanghai East Hospital of Tongji University of School Medicine from February 2015 to May 2017 were enrolled...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149057/effects-of-surfactants-on-the-preparation-of-nanocellulose-pla-composites
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Kirsi Immonen, Panu Lahtinen, Jaakko Pere
Thermoplastic composite materials containing wood fibers are gaining increasing interest in the manufacturing industry. One approach is to use nano- or micro-size cellulosic fibrils as additives and to improve the mechanical properties obtainable with only small fibril loadings by exploiting the high aspect ratio and surface area of nanocellulose. In this study, we used four different wood cellulose-based materials in a thermoplastic polylactide (PLA) matrix: cellulose nanofibrils produced from softwood kraft pulp (CNF) and dissolving pulp (CNFSD), enzymatically prepared high-consistency nanocellulose (HefCel) and microcellulose (MC) together with long alkyl chain dispersion-improving agents...
November 17, 2017: Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148897/oxidative-stress-response-in-sh-sy5y-cells-exposed-to-short-term-1800%C3%A2-mhz-radiofrequency-radiation
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Ana Marija Marjanovic Cermak, Ivan Pavicic, Ivancica Trosic
The exact mechanism that could explain the effects of radiofrequency (RF) radiation exposure at non-thermal level is still unknown. Increasing evidence suggests a possible involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and development of oxidative stress. To test the proposed hypothesis, human neuroblastoma cells (SH-SY5Y) were exposed to 1800 MHz short-term RF exposure for 10, 30 and 60 minutes. Electric field strength within Gigahertz Transverse Electromagnetic cell (GTEM) was 30 V m(-1) and specific absorption rate (SAR) was calculated to be 1...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142616/scaling-relations-for-acidity-and-reactivity-of-zeolites
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Chong Liu, Ionut Tranca, Rutger A van Santen, Emiel J M Hensen, Evgeny A Pidko
Zeolites are widely applied as solid acid catalysts in various technological processes. In this work we have computationally investigated how catalytic reactivity scales with acidity for a range of zeolites with different topologies and chemical compositions. We found that straightforward correlations are limited to zeolites with the same topology. The adsorption energies of bases such as carbon monoxide (CO), acetonitrile (CH3CN), ammonia (NH3), trimethylamine (N(CH3)3), and pyridine (C5H5N) give the same trend of acid strength for FAU zeolites with varying composition...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141853/the-effects-of-resistance-exercise-on-biomarkers-of-breast-cancer-prognosis-a-pooled-analysis-of-three-randomized-trials
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Kerri Winters-Stone, Lisa J Wood, Sydnee Stoyles, Nathan Dieckmann
BACKGROUND: Using a secondary data analysis from randomized controlled trials comparing one year of resistance exercise (N=109) to a placebo control condition (N=106) in postmenopausal, post-treatment breast cancer survivors, we investigated the influence of resistance training and changes in body composition on markers associated with cancer progression. METHODS: Measures included serum levels of insulin, IGF-1, IGFBP1-3, leptin, serum amyloid A (SAA), adiponectin, C-reactive protein (CRP), IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-8 and body composition (total, lean and fat mass in kg) by DXA at baseline, 6, and 12-months...
November 15, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136013/monomer-conversion-dimensional-stability-strength-modulus-surface-apatite-precipitation-and-wear-of-novel-reactive-calcium-phosphate-and-polylysine-containing-dental-composites
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Kanokrat Kangwankai, Sarah Sani, Piyaphong Panpisut, Wendy Xia, Paul Ashley, Haralampos Petridis, Anne Margaret Young
PURPOSE: The aim was to assess monomer conversion, dimensional stability, flexural strength / modulus, surface apatite precipitation and wear of mono / tri calcium phosphate (CaP) and polylysine (PLS)-containing dental composites. These were formulated using a new, high molecular weight, fluid monomer phase that requires no polymerisation activator. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urethane and Polypropylene Glycol Dimethacrylates were combined with low levels of an adhesion promoting monomer and a light activated initiator...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134984/evaluation-of-neuroprotective-effect-of-hibiscus-sabdariffa-linn-aqueous-extract-against-ischaemic-reperfusion-insult-by-bilateral-common-carotid-artery-occlusion-in-adult-male-rats
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Olatunde Owoeye, Micheal Oluwatosin Gabriel
Ischaemic brain injury continues to be devastating, causing social, medical and relationship disruption. Oxidativedamage has been reported to be one of the mechanisms for brain damage following ischaemic stroke. The antioxidant activityof Hibiscus sabdariffa L. was investigated for a possible protective effect against ischaemia-induced brain damage in rats.Adult male Wistar rats (n=35) were divided into five groups of 7 rats per group. Group 1 served as control was given tapwater; Group 2: 500 mg/kg daily of Hibiscus sabdariffa L...
June 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131873/longitudinal-trajectories-of-mental-health-in-australian-children-aged-4-5-to-14-15-years
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Daniel Christensen, Michael T Fahey, Rebecca Giallo, Kirsten J Hancock
Mental health can affect young people's sense of wellbeing and life satisfaction, their ability to participate in employment and education, and their onward opportunities in life. This paper offers a rare opportunity to longitudinally examine mental health in a population-representative study of children aged 4-5 years to 14-15 years. Using data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), this study examined maternally-reported child mental health over a 10 year period, in order to understand their initial mental health status early in life and its change over time, as measured by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131591/colloidal-dual-diameter-and-core-position-controlled-core-shell-cadmium-chalcogenide-nanorods
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Dahin Kim, Young Kuk Lee, Dongkyu Lee, Whi Dong Kim, Wan Ki Bae, Doh C Lee
To capitalize on shape- and structure-dependent properties of semiconductor nanorods (NRs), high-precision control and exquisite design of their growth are desired. Cadmium chalcogenide (CdE; E = S or Se) NRs are the most studied class of such, whose growth exhibits axial anisotropy, i.e., different growth rates along the opposite directions of {0001} planes. However, the mechanism behind asymmetric axial growth of NRs remains unclear because of the difficulty in instant analysis of growth surfaces. Here, we design colloidal dual-diameter semiconductor NRs (DDNRs) under the quantum confinement regime, which have two sections along the long axis with different diameters...
November 16, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121681/concurrent-training-with-blood-flow-restriction-does-not-decrease-inflammatory-markers
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Thiago Mattos Frota de Souza, Cleiton Augusto Libardi, Cláudia Regina Cavaglieri, Arthur Fernandes Gáspari, Diego Trevisan Brunelli, Giovana Vergínia de Souza, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, Li Min Li, Mara Patricia Traina Chacon-Mikahil
The aging process is associated with several changes in the elderly such as the decrease in cardiorespiratory fitness, strength and muscle mass, in addition to chronic low-grade inflammation. Concurrent training with blood flow restriction can be an interesting alternative to improve functional capacity with low mechanical stress in the elderly. The purpose of this study was to compare the inflammatory effects in older individuals submitted to two different protocols of concurrent training. Twenty-two healthy older adults (63...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121407/strong-and-frequent-t-cell-responses-to-the-minor-allergen-phl-p-12-in-spanish-patients-ige-sensitized-to-profilins
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Gitte Lund, Stephanie Brand, Tania Ramos, Lucia Jimeno, Patrice Boissy, Francisco Vega, Maria Arina, Lars Harder Christensen, Ilka Hoof, Kåre Hvalsøe Meno, Domingo Barber, Carlos Blanco, Peter Adler Würtzen, Peter Sejer Andersen
BACKGROUND: Profilins are dominant pan-allergens known to cause cross-sensitization, leading to clinical symptoms such as the pollen food syndrome. This study aims to determine the T-cell response to Phl p 12 in profilin-sensitized patients, by measuring the prevalence, strength and cross-reactivity to clinically relevant profilins. METHODS: The release of Phl p allergens from pollen was determined by mass spectrometry and immunochemistry. T-cell responses, epitope mapping and cross-reactivity to profilins (Phl p 12, Ole e 2, Bet v 2, and Mal d 4) were measured in-vitro using PBMCs from 26 Spanish grass allergic donors IgE-sensitized to profilin...
November 9, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119294/predictors-of-improvements-in-exercise-capacity-during-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-the-recovery-phase-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-versus-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Yuji Suzuki, Kenichi Ito, Kazuya Yamamoto, Noriyuki Fukui, Hidetoshi Yanagi, Kazufumi Kitagaki, Harumi Konishi, Tetsuo Arakawa, Michio Nakanishi, Yoichi Goto
This study aimed to elucidate the predictors of improvements in exercise capacity during cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in the recovery phase after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) versus acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We studied 152 patients (91 after AMI and 61 after CABG) who participated in a 3-month CR program. All patients underwent a cardiopulmonary exercise test, blood tests, maximal quadriceps isometric strength (QIS) measurement, and bioelectrical impedance body composition measurement at the beginning and end of the 3-month CR program...
November 8, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118716/etiology-and-recovery-of-neuromuscular-fatigue-following-competitive-soccer-match-play
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Callum G Brownstein, Jack P Dent, Paul Parker, Kirsty M Hicks, Glyn Howatson, Stuart Goodall, Kevin Thomas
Aim: Previous research into the etiology of neuromuscular fatigue following competitive soccer match-play has primarily focused on peripheral perturbations, with limited research assessing central nervous system function in the days post-match. The aim of the present study was to examine the contribution and time-course of recovery of central and peripheral factors toward neuromuscular fatigue following competitive soccer match-play. Methods: Sixteen male semi-professional soccer players completed a 90-min soccer match...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116787/o2-activation-by-metal-surfaces-implications-for-bonding-and-reactivity-on-heterogeneous-catalysts
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Matthew M Montemore, Matthijs A van Spronsen, Robert J Madix, Cynthia M Friend
The activation of O2 on metal surfaces is a critical process for heterogeneous catalysis and materials oxidation. Fundamental studies of well-defined metal surfaces using a variety of techniques have given crucial insight into the mechanisms, energetics, and dynamics of O2 adsorption and dissociation. Here, trends in the activation of O2 on transition metal surfaces are discussed, and various O2 adsorption states are described in terms of both electronic structure and geometry. The mechanism and dynamics of O2 dissociation are also reviewed, including the importance of the spin transition...
November 8, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114504/effects-of-16-week-spinning-and-bicycle-exercise-on-body-composition-physical-fitness-and-blood-variables-of-middle-school-students
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Jang-Gun Yoon, Seok-Hee Kim, Hyun-Seung Rhyu
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 16 weeks of spinning and bicycling exercises on body composition, physical fitness and blood variables in female adolescents. Subjects participated in this study were 24 female middle school students (12 spinning cycles, 12 general bicycles) attending to Seoul Yeoksam middle school. Each group was trained for 16 weeks, 3 times a week, and 1 hr per day after school. Body composition, physical fitness (1,200 running, sit-ups, back strength, sit and reach, side-steps) and blood variables (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, glucose, reactive oxygen species, and malondialdehyde) were examined before and after 16 weeks of training...
August 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112381/two-players-make-a-formidable-combination-in-situ-generated-poly-acrylic-anhydride-2-methyl-acrylic-acid-2-oxirane-ethyl-ester-methyl-methacrylate-cross-linking-gel-polymer-electrolyte-toward-5-v-high-voltage-batteries
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Yue Ma, Jun Ma, Jingchao Chai, Zhihong Liu, Guoliang Ding, Gaojie Xu, Haisheng Liu, Bingbing Chen, Xinhong Zhou, Guanglei Cui, Liquan Chen
Electrochemical performance of high-voltage lithium batteries with high energy density is limited because of the electrolyte instability and the electrode/electrolyte interfacial reactivity. Hence, a cross-linking polymer network of poly(acrylic anhydride-2-methyl-acrylic acid-2-oxirane-ethyl ester-methyl methacrylate) (PAMM)-based electrolyte was introduced via in situ polymerization inspired by "shuangjian hebi", which is a statement in a traditional Chinese Kungfu story similar to the synergetic effect of 1 + 1 > 2...
November 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107850/inflammatory-markers-in-dependence-on-the-plasma-concentration-of-37-fatty-acids-after-the-coronary-stent-implantation
#18
Jiří Handl, Milan Meloun, Vladimíra Mužáková
Using the regression model building the relationships between the concentration of 37 fatty acids of blood plasma phospholipids of 41 patients with coronary artery disease after coronary stent implantation, the inflammatory response and oxidative stress markers were estimated. The dynamics of the inflammatory response and the oxidative stress was indicated by measuring plasma concentrations of highly sensitive C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, serum amyloid A and malondialdehyde before, 24h after stent implantation...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107647/muscle-protective-effects-of-schisandrae-fructus-extracts-in-old-mice-after-chronic-forced-exercise
#19
Ki-Young Kim, Sae-Kwang Ku, Ki-Won Lee, Chang-Hyun Song, Won G An
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Schisandrae Fructus (SF), the dried fruit of Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill., is a well-known traditional herb used in Asia for enhancing physical work capacity as well as providing anti-stress and anti-inflammatory effects. Extracts of SF (SFe) have also been reported to increase skeletal muscle mass and inhibit muscle atrophy. AIM OF THE STUDY: We examined whether SFe had muscle-protective effects in old mice after chronic forced exercises, and, if so, relevant mechanisms...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106812/whey-protein-hydrolysate-supplementation-accelerates-recovery-from-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-in-females
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Meghan A Brown, Emma J Stevenson, Glyn Howatson
A number of different forms of protein and their analogues have been investigated for their efficacy in ameliorating exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) and recovery. Preliminary data regarding whey protein hydrolysate (WPH) supplementation are promising. However, its efficacy beyond acute eccentric/resistance exercise bouts or longer-term training programmes are limited and all investigations have been conducted in male or mixed-sex groups. This study sought to elucidate whether the benefits of WPH previously reported can be demonstrated in females following repeated-sprint exercise...
November 6, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
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