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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334677/centralized-management-of-sewage-sludge-and-agro-industrial-waste-through-co-composting
#1
M C Gutiérrez, A Serrano, J A Siles, A F Chica, M A Martín
In this research study, the co-composting process of a waste mixture containing strawberry extrudate, fish waste, sewage sludge and bulking agent (SEFW, 190:1:22:90 ratio) was carried out in a dynamic-solid respirometer at pilot scale. The aerobic biodegradability of the mixture was previously ensured in a static-liquid respirometer. The advantages and drawbacks of the SEFW co-composting process were subsequently identified through the determination of respirometric activity and the physical-chemical characterization of the waste, as well as the monitoring of odor emissions...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321983/chloroprocaine-for-epidural-anesthesia-in-infants-and-children
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REVIEW
Giorgio Veneziano, Joseph D Tobias
Continuous epidural infusions are an effective and safe method of providing anesthesia and postoperative analgesia in infants and children with multiple advantages over systemic medications, including earlier tracheal extubation, decreased perioperative stress response, earlier return of bowel function, and decreased exposure to volatile anesthetic agents with uncertain long-term neurocognitive effects. Despite these benefits, local anesthetic toxicity remains a concern in neonates and infants because of their decreased metabolic capacity for amide local anesthetics...
March 21, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316843/anesthetic-considerations-in-a-patient-with-myotonic-dystrophy-for-hip-labral-repair
#3
Ramon Go, David Wang, Danielle Ludwin
Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) affects multiple organ systems. Disorders such as hyperthyroidism, progressive musculoskeletal weakness, cardiac dysrhythmias, hypoventilation, and cognitive-behavioral disorders may be present in these patients. Thorough preoperative assessment and anesthetic planning are required to minimize the risk of anesthetic complications. Patients with DM can exhibit exquisite sensitivity to sedatives, neuromuscular blocking agents, and volatile anesthetics, resulting in potential postoperative complications...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285658/competition-assays-revealed-paenibacillus-pasadenensis-strain-r16-as-a-novel-antifungal-agent
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Alessandro Passera, Giovanni Venturini, Giovanna Battelli, Paola Casati, Francesca Penaca, Fabio Quaglino, Piero Attilio Bianco
The development of new sustainable containment strategies of plant diseases is very important to guarantee food security while reducing the environmental impact of agriculture. Research of new biocontrol agents is a long and difficult process that involves several steps that start from the identification of possible candidates which, for example, show antibiotic activities, and ends with in field, large scale trials. In this study, the plant growth promoting potential and antifungal effect exerted by a novel, putative candidate biocontrol agent, strain R16, identified as Paenibacillus pasadenensis by sequence analysis of 16S rRNA and rpoB genes, against three important plant pathogenic fungi (Botrytis cinerea, Fusarium verticillioides, and Phomopsis viticola), were assessed...
May 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283571/mycofumigation-through-production-of-the-volatile-dna-methylating-agent-n-methyl-n-nitrosoisobutyramide-by-fungi-in-the-genus-muscodor
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Michelle L Hutchings, Cambria J Alpha-Cobb, David A Hiller, Julien Berro, Scott A Strobel
Antagonistic microorganisms produce antimicrobials to inhibit the growth of competitors. While water-soluble antimicrobials are limited to proximal interactions via aqueous diffusion, volatile antimicrobials are able to act at a distance and diffuse through heterogenous environments. Here we identify the mechanism of action of Muscodor albus, an endophytic fungus known for its volatile antimicrobial activity towards a wide range of human and plant pathogens and its potential use in mycofumigation. Proposed uses of Muscodor species include protecting crops, produce, and building materials from undesired fungal or bacterial growth...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274781/effects-of-adding-bulking-agents-on-biostabilization-and-drying-of-municipal-solid-waste
#6
Jing Yuan, Difang Zhang, Yun Li, David Chadwick, Guoxue Li, Yu Li, Longlong Du
The influence of adding a bulking agent on the bio-stabilization and drying of municipal solid waste (MSW) was investigated. Three treatments were considered: the addition of either cornstalks or wood peat to MSW as a bulking agent before bio-drying and a control treatment that contained no bulking agent. Addition of bulking agents to MSW produced less leachate, higher moisture-removal rates, and consumed less volatile solids. Bulking with cornstalks achieved the highest water-removal rate (0.58-0.65kgkg(-1))...
March 5, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260381/copper-ii-mediated-hydrogen-sulfide-and-thiol-oxidation-to-disulfides-and-organic-polysulfanes-and-their-reductive-cleavage-in-wine-mechanistic-elucidation-and-potential-applications
#7
Gal Y Kreitman, John C Danilewicz, David W Jeffery, Ryan J Elias
Fermentation-derived volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) are undesirable in wine and are often remediated in a process known as copper fining. In the present study, the addition of Cu(II) to model and real wine systems containing hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and thiols provided evidence for the generation of disulfides (disulfanes) and organic polysulfanes. Cu(II) fining of a white wine spiked with glutathione, H2S, and methanethiol (MeSH) resulted in the generation of MeSH-glutathione disulfide and trisulfane. In the present study, the mechanisms underlying the interaction of H2S and thiols with Cu(II) is discussed, and a prospective diagnostic test for releasing volatile sulfur compounds from their nonvolatile forms in wine is investigated...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256055/solvent-free-method-for-the-determination-of-lignin-derived-phenols-in-sediments
#8
Mayara Pinto, Morgana Frena, Luiz Augusto Dos Santos Madureira
A solvent-free method that uses headspace solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography with flame ionization detection is proposed for the determination of lignin-derived phenols in sediments. The extraction and derivatization conditions for the simultaneous analysis of acetosyringone, acetovanillone, syringaldehyde, vanillin, ferulic acid, syringic acid, vanillic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid and p-coumaric acid were optimized using a central composite design. After optimization, the best results were obtained with the following conditions: exposure of the polyacrylate fiber to the headspace with 60 μL of N,O-bis(trimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide as a derivatizing agent for 15 min and then extraction in the headspace of 100 mg of sediment (previously spiked with lignin-derived phenols) for 35 min...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246924/jsa-guideline-for-the-management-of-malignant-hyperthermia-crisis-2016
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REVIEW
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Malignant hyperthermia (MH) can be fatal if the crisis is not appropriately treated. It is an inherited disease usually triggered by the administration of volatile inhalational anesthetics and/or succinylcholine, a muscle relaxant. In a patient with suspected MH, the mechanism of calcium release from storage in the sarcoplasmic reticulum in the skeletal muscle is abnormally accelerated. Unexplained hypercarbia representing >55 mmHg of end-tidal carbon dioxide, tachycardia, and muscle rigidity (including masseter muscle rigidity) are early signs of the initiation of MH, because the metabolism is accelerated...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245251/a-detailed-heterogeneous-agent-model-for-a-single-asset-financial-market-with-trading-via-an-order-book
#10
Roberto Mota Navarro, Hernán Larralde
We present an agent based model of a single asset financial market that is capable of replicating most of the non-trivial statistical properties observed in real financial markets, generically referred to as stylized facts. In our model agents employ strategies inspired on those used in real markets, and a realistic trade mechanism based on a double auction order book. We study the role of the distinct types of trader on the return statistics: specifically, correlation properties (or lack thereof), volatility clustering, heavy tails, and the degree to which the distribution can be described by a log-normal...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231255/confidence-and-self-attribution-bias-in-an-artificial-stock-market
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Mario A Bertella, Felipe R Pires, Henio H A Rego, Jonathas N Silva, Irena Vodenska, H Eugene Stanley
Using an agent-based model we examine the dynamics of stock price fluctuations and their rates of return in an artificial financial market composed of fundamentalist and chartist agents with and without confidence. We find that chartist agents who are confident generate higher price and rate of return volatilities than those who are not. We also find that kurtosis and skewness are lower in our simulation study of agents who are not confident. We show that the stock price and confidence index-both generated by our model-are cointegrated and that stock price affects confidence index but confidence index does not affect stock price...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228732/c-terminus-methionene-specifically-involved-in-binding-corn-odorants-to-odorant-binding-protein4-in-macrocentrus-cingulum
#12
Tofael Ahmed, Tiantao Zhang, Zhenying Wang, Kanglai He, Shuxiong Bai
The soluble carrier proteins, OBPs carry odor components through sensilium lymph to specific receptors within the antennal sensilla to trigger behavioral responses. Herein, McinOBP4 was characterized from the Macrocentrus cingulum, which is the specialist parasitic insect of Ostrinia furnacalis for better understanding of olfactory recognition mechanism of this wasp. The classical odorant binding protein McinOBP4 showed good binding affinity to corn green leaf volatiles. RT-qPCR results showed that the McinOBP4 was primarily expressed in male and female wasp antennae, with transcripts levels differing by sex...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225890/the-anesthetic-agent-sevoflurane-attenuates-pulmonary-acute-lung-injury-by-modulating-apoptotic-pathways
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L Wang, Y Ye, H B Su, J P Yang
The objective of this study was to evaluate lung protection by the volatile anesthetic sevoflurane (SEVO), which inhibits apoptosis. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (250-280 g; n=18) were randomly divided into three groups. The LPS group received 5 mg/kg endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide), which induced acute lung injury (ALI). The control (CTRL) group received normal saline and the SEVO group received sevoflurane (2.5%) for 30 min after ALI was induced by 5 mg/kg LPS. Samples were collected for analysis 12 h after LPS...
February 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224104/exertional-rhabdomyolysis-and-heat-stroke-beware-of-volatile-anesthetic-sedation
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REVIEW
Karel Heytens, Jan De Bleecker, Walter Verbrugghe, Jonathan Baets, Luc Heytens
In view of the enormous popularity of mass sporting events such as half-marathons, the number of patients with exertional rhabdomyolysis or exercise-induced heat stroke admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) has increased over the last decade. Because these patients have been reported to be at risk for malignant hyperthermia during general anesthesia, the intensive care community should bear in mind that the same risk of life-threatening rhabdomyolysis is present when these patients are admitted to an ICU, and volatile anesthetic sedation is chosen as the sedative technique...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223974/determination-of-antibacterial-and-technological-properties-of-vaginal-lactobacilli-for-their-potential-application-in-dairy-products
#15
Lorenzo Siroli, Francesca Patrignani, Diana I Serrazanetti, Carola Parolin, Rogers A Ñahui Palomino, Beatrice Vitali, Rosalba Lanciotti
Functional foods could differently affect human health in relation to the gender. Recent studies have highlighted the anti-Candida and anti-Chlamydia activities of some Lactobacillus strains isolated from the vagina of healthy women. Considering these important beneficial activities on women's health, the preparation of functional food containing active vaginal lactobacilli can represent a great scientific challenge for the female gender. In this context, the aim of this work was to study some functional and technological properties of 17 vaginal strains belonging to the species Lactobacillus crispatus, Lactobacillus gasseri, and Lactobacillus vaginalis in the perspective to include them in dairy products...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223069/evaluation-of-antibacterial-potential-and-toxicity-of-plant-volatile-compounds-using-new-broth-microdilution-volatilization-method-and-modified-mtt-assay
#16
Marketa Houdkova, Johana Rondevaldova, Ivo Doskocil, Ladislav Kokoska
With aim to develop effective proof-of-concept approach which can be used in a development of new preparations for the inhalation therapy, we designed a new screening method for simple and rapid simultaneous determination of antibacterial potential of plant volatiles in the liquid and the vapour phase at different concentrations. In addition, EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) capmat™ as vapour barrier cover was used as reliable modification of thiazolyl blue tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay for cytotoxicity testing of volatiles on microtiter plates...
February 20, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221940/development-of-multifunctional-active-film-and-its-application-in-modified-atmosphere-packaging-of-shiitake-mushrooms
#17
Hong Jiang Wang, Duck Soon An, Dong Sun Lee
Agar-based films with multiple functions (CO2 absorption, water vapor absorption, and antimicrobial activity) were developed, tested for their properties, and then applied to the packaging of fresh shiitake mushrooms as an insert label. The films were cast from an agar-based aqueous solution containing a dissolving plasticizer (glycerol), a CO2 absorbent (sodium carbonate [SC] alone or a combination of SC and sodium glycinate [SC-SG]), and a volatile antimicrobial agent (carvacrol [CRV]). The agar of the film matrix is designed to serve as a water vapor absorbent...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219750/release-kinetics-of-highly-porous-floating-tablets-containing-cilostazol
#18
Kyu-Mok Hwang, Cheol-Hee Cho, Nguyen-Thach Tung, Ju-Young Kim, Yun-Seok Rhee, Eun-Seok Park
This study focuses on developing a highly porous floating tablet containing cilostazol. The underlying release mechanism of cilostazol from porous and floating tablets in dissolution media containing surfactants was investigated. The tablets were prepared by compressing granules and excipients with a sublimating agent, followed by sublimation under vacuum. The volatile material for the sublimating agent was chosen based on its flow properties using conventional methods as well as the twisted blade method. Resultant tablets could float immediately and had significantly higher tensile strengths than conventional tablets of similar porosities, holding a promising potential for increasing gastroretentive properties...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190546/sevoflurane-attenuates-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a%C3%A2-rat%C3%A2-lung%C3%A2-transplantation-model
#19
Akihiro Ohsumi, Katherine Marseu, Peter Slinger, Karen McRae, Hyunhee Kim, Zehong Guan, David M Hwang, Mingyao Liu, Shaf Keshavjee, Marcelo Cypel
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane is one of the most commonly used volatile anesthetic agents with the fastest onset and offset, replacing isoflurane in modern anesthesiology. Preconditioning and postconditioning using volatile anesthetics can attenuate ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). However, no previous studies have evaluated the effect of sevoflurane in lung transplantation after cold ischemic injury. We aimed to study the effects of donor and recipient treatment with sevoflurane in a rat lung transplantation model...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179194/rsdl-decontamination-of-human-skin-contaminated-with-the-nerve-agent-vx
#20
L Thors, S Lindberg, S Johansson, B Koch, M Koch, L Hägglund, A Bucht
Dermal exposure to low volatile organophosphorus compounds (OPC) may lead to penetration through the skin and uptake in the blood circulation. Skin decontamination of toxic OPCs, such as pesticides and chemical warfare nerve agents, might therefore be crucial for mitigating the systemic toxicity following dermal exposure. Reactive skin decontamination lotion (RSDL) has been shown to reduce toxic effects in animals dermally exposed to the nerve agent VX. In the present study, an in vitro flow-through diffusion cell was utilized to evaluate the efficacy of RSDL for decontamination of VX exposed to human epidermis...
March 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
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