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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538661/mass-spectrometry-based-profiling-and-imaging-of-various-ginsenosides-from-panax-ginseng-roots-at-different-ages
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Jae Won Lee, Seung-Heon Ji, Young-Seob Lee, Doo Jin Choi, Bo-Ram Choi, Geum-Soog Kim, Nam-In Baek, Dae Young Lee
(1) Background: Panax ginseng root is one of the most important herbal products, and the profiling of ginsenosides is critical for the quality control of ginseng roots at different ages in the herbal markets. Furthermore, interest in assessing the contents as well as the localization of biological compounds has been growing. The objective of this study is to carry out the mass spectrometry (MS)-based profiling and imaging of ginsenosides to assess ginseng roots at different ages; (2) Methods: Optimal ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole time of flight/MS (UPLC-QTOF/MS) was used to profile various ginsenosides from P...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538384/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-administration-in-patients-undergoing-hip-fracture-surgery-for-hemostasis-a-meta-analysis
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Pei Zhang, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Pengtao Chen, Yuan Liang, Jingcheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing hip fracture surgery frequently require blood transfusion. Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been widely used to decrease blood loss and transfusion rates in joint replacement surgery. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate efficacy and safety of intravenous TXA administration in patients suffering from hip fractures. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched before December 2016 by 2 independent reviewers, including Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, the Chinese Biomedical Literature database, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537969/thoracic-epidural-analgesia-with-levobupivacaine-reduces-remifentanil-and-propofol-consumption-evaluated-by-closed-loop-titration-guided-by-the-bispectral-index-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Virginie Dumans-Nizard, Morgan Le Guen, Edouard Sage, Thierry Chazot, Marc Fischler, Ngai Liu
BACKGROUND: Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) combined with general anesthesia decreases anesthetic requirements by half when hemodynamic criteria are used for the titration of analgesia. We therefore determined the impact of TEA on anesthetic requirements, when a closed-loop controller was used allowing the automated coadministration of propofol-remifentanil guided solely by the Bispectral index. METHODS: This single-center double-blind study enrolled patients scheduled for elective posterolateral thoracotomy using TEA...
May 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535094/rheological-and-physical-parameters-correlations-in-formulations-with-pinh%C3%A3-o-derivatives-stability-study-building-up-an-analytical-route
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Renata Moschini Daudt, Nilo Sergio Medeiros Cardozo, Ligia Damasceno Ferreira Marczak, Irene Clemes Külkamp Guerreiro
This study focuses on the correlations investigation between rheological and physical parameters and how it can contribute to optimize the topical formulations development. A gel and an emulgel containing pinhão derivatives, and their respective controls, were analyzed along six months of storage. A flowchart of analyses was proposed to use in topical formulation development when a benchmark is the goal or when it is necessary to change some raw material. All formulations were stable over the storage time and the formulations containing pinhão starch and coat extract presented similar properties to those of the control formulations...
May 23, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534857/optimization-based-sensor-fusion-of-gnss-and-imu-using-a-moving-horizon-approach
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Fabian Girrbach, Jeroen D Hol, Giovanni Bellusci, Moritz Diehl
The rise of autonomous systems operating close to humans imposes new challenges in terms of robustness and precision on the estimation and control algorithms. Approaches based on nonlinear optimization, such as moving horizon estimation, have been shown to improve the accuracy of the estimated solution compared to traditional filter techniques. This paper introduces an optimization-based framework for multi-sensor fusion following a moving horizon scheme. The framework is applied to the often occurring estimation problem of motion tracking by fusing measurements of a global navigation satellite system receiver and an inertial measurement unit...
May 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534729/self-selection-of-frequency-tables-with-bilateral-mismatches-in-an-acoustic-simulation-of-a-cochlear-implant
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Matthew B Fitzgerald, Ksenia Prosolovich, Chin-Tuan Tan, E Katelyn Glassman, Mario A Svirsky
BACKGROUND: Many recipients of bilateral cochlear implants (CIs) may have differences in electrode insertion depth. Previous reports indicate that when a bilateral mismatch is imposed, performance on tests of speech understanding or sound localization becomes worse. If recipients of bilateral CIs cannot adjust to a difference in insertion depth, adjustments to the frequency table may be necessary to maximize bilateral performance. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of using real-time manipulations of the frequency table to offset any decrements in performance resulting from a bilateral mismatch...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533909/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-variceal-bleeding
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Ihteshamul Haq, Dhiraj Tripathi
Acute haemorrhage from ruptured gastroesophageal varices is perhaps the most serious consequence of uncontrolled portal hypertension in cirrhotic patients. It represents a medical emergency and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. In those who survive the initial bleeding event, the risks of further bleeding and other decompensated events remain high. The past 30 years have seen a slow evolution of management strategies that have greatly improved the chances of surviving a variceal haemorrhage...
May 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532814/control-aspects-of-the-human-cardiovascular-respiratory-system-under-a-nonconstant-workload
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Pio Gabrielle B Calderon, Mustafa Habib, Franz Kappel, Aurelio A de Los Reyes V
The human cardiovascular system (CVS) and respiratory system (RS) work together in order to supply oxygen (O2) and other substrates needed for metabolism and to remove carbon dioxide (CO2). Global and local control mechanisms act on the CVS in order to adjust blood flow to the different parts of the body. This, in turn, affects the RS since the amount of O2 and CO2 transported, respectively to and away from the tissues depends on the cardiac output and blood flow in both the systemic and pulmonary circuits of the CVS...
May 19, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531198/a-real-time-traffic-control-method-for-the-intersection-with-pre-signals-under-the-phase-swap-sorting-strategy
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Yiming Bie, Zhiyuan Liu, Yinhai Wang
To deal with the conflicts between left-turn and through traffic streams and increase the discharge capacity, this paper addresses the pre-signal which is implemented at a signalized intersection. Such an intersection with pre-signal is termed as a tandem intersection. For the tandem intersection, phase swap sorting strategy is deemed as the most effective phasing scheme in view of some exclusive merits, such as easier compliance of drivers, and shorter sorting area. However, a major limitation of the phase swap sorting strategy is not considered in previous studies: if one or more vehicle is left at the sorting area after the signal light turns to red, the capacity of the approach would be dramatically dropped...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530490/role-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-clinical-trials-recommendations-on-reporting
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Oliver Schnell, Katharine Barnard, Richard Bergenstal, Emanuele Bosi, Satish Garg, Bruno Guerci, Thomas Haak, Irl B Hirsch, Linong Ji, Shashank R Joshi, Maarten Kamp, Lori Laffel, Mathieu Chantal, William H Polonsky, Frank Snoek, Philip Home
Thanks to significant improvements in the precision, accuracy, and usability of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), its relevance in both ambulatory diabetes care and clinical research is increasing. In this study, we address the latter perspective and derive provisional reporting recommendations. CGM systems have been available since around the year 2000 and used primarily in people with type 1 diabetes. In contrast to self-measured glucose, CGM can provide continuous real-time measurement of glucose levels, alerts for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and a detailed assessment of glycemic variability...
May 22, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530433/efficacy-of-a-multilevel-intervention-on-the-mental-health-of-people-living-with-hiv-and-their-family-members-in-rural-china
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Li Li, Guoping Ji, Li-Jung Liang, Chunqing Lin, Julie Hsieh, Chiao-Wen Lan, Yongkang Xiao
OBJECTIVE: HIV has a profound impact on infected individuals and their families. This study evaluated the efficacy of an intervention aimed at improving the mental health of people living with HIV (PLH) and their family members. METHOD: A randomized controlled trial of 475 PLH and 522 family members was conducted in Anhui, China. The intervention comprised activities at individual, family, and community levels. The study outcomes, which included depressive symptoms and coping with illness for the PLH and depressive symptoms and caregiver burden for the family members, were assessed at baseline and at 6-, 12-, 18-, and 24-month follow-up...
May 22, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530394/electrogeneration-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-porous-carbon-paper-based-electrodes-and-application-to-inorganic-arsenic-analysis-in-white-wines-by-chronoamperometric-stripping
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Estefanía Nunez-Bajo, Maria Carmen Blanco-López, Agustin Costa-García, M Teresa Fernández-Abedul
This paper describes the development of simple, sustainable and low-cost strategies of signal enhancement on paper-based carbon platforms through gold nanoparticles electrogenerated from small volumes of tetrachloroauric acid solutions. Carbon ink is deposited in a hydrophilic working area of the paper delimited with hydrophobic wax. This maskless procedure is fast and cuts down ink waste. The connection of this working electrode to the potentiostat is ensured with the use of screen-printed electrodes (SPEs)...
May 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530255/endoscopic-repair-of-nasal-septal-perforation
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M Cassano
Surgical closure of nasal septal perforation is one of the most challenging procedures in nasal surgery. During the last decade, many endoscopic repair techniques have been described with a success of post-operative repair between 76.4% and 100%. The advantages of this approach are its minimal invasiveness (with no external scars), optimal exposure of the operative field (with better visibility of structures) and good control of perforation margins. The drawbacks are that it is time-consuming and can be difficult to perform, requiring years of endoscopic experience...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529536/mid-infrared-spectroscopy-combined-with-chemometrics-to-detect-sclerotinia-stem-rot-on-oilseed-rape-brassica-napus-l-leaves
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Chu Zhang, Xuping Feng, Jian Wang, Fei Liu, Yong He, Weijun Zhou
BACKGROUND: Detection of plant diseases in a fast and simple way is crucial for timely disease control. Conventionally, plant diseases are accurately identified by DNA, RNA or serology based methods which are time consuming, complex and expensive. Mid-infrared spectroscopy is a promising technique that simplifies the detection procedure for the disease. Mid-infrared spectroscopy was used to identify the spectral differences between healthy and infected oilseed rape leaves. Two different sample sets from two experiments were used to explore and validate the feasibility of using mid-infrared spectroscopy in detecting Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR) on oilseed rape leaves...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528682/chemical-fixation-to-arrest-phospholipid-signaling-for-chemical-cytometry
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Angela Proctor, Christopher E Sims, Nancy L Allbritton
Chemical cytometry is a powerful tool for measuring biological processes such as enzymatic signaling at the single cell level. Among these technologies, single-cell capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) has emerged as a powerful tool to assay a wide range of cellular metabolites. However, analysis of dynamic processes within cells remains challenging as signaling pathways are rapidly altered in response to changes in the cellular environment, including cell manipulation and storage. To address these limitations, we describe a method for chemical fixation of cells to stop the cellular reactions to preserve the integrity of key signaling molecules or reporters within the cell and to enable the cell to act as a storage reservoir for the reporter and its metabolites prior to assay by single-cell CZE...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528314/development-of-a-macroporous-ceramic-passive-sampler-for-the-monitoring-of-cytostatic-drugs-in-water
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Helena Franquet-Griell, Victor Pueyo, Jorge Silva, Victor M Orera, Silvia Lacorte
The aim of this study was to develop and calibrate a macroporous ceramic passive sampler (MCPS) for the monitoring of anticancer drugs in wastewater. This system was designed by the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and consists in a porous ceramic tube to allow a high diffusion of contaminants. The MCPS has been calibrated for 16 cytostatic drugs over time periods up to 9 d in spiked water under controlled laboratory conditions. Optimal uptake was accomplished for 7 compounds, namely ifosfamide, cyclophosphamide, capecitabine, prednisone, megestrol, cyproterone and mycophenolic acid, whereas cytarabine was not adsorbed in the receiving phase and the rest were hydrolyzed over the deployment period...
May 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527692/regional-differences-in-dopamine-receptor-blockade-affect-timing-impulsivity-that-are-altered-by-d-amphetamine-on-differential-reinforcement-of-low-rate-responding-drl-behavior-in-rats
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Ruey-Kuang Cheng, Ruey-Ming Liao
The ability to control when to start an action and when to stop is crucial in human and animal behavior. A failure to suppress premature behavior or carry out an action in a timely manner is commonly seen in several neuropsychological disorders. Despite the phenomenon, the exact neural mechanisms underlying this timing impulsivity remain to be elucidated. Systemic injection of d-amphetamine (AMP) has been shown to disrupt rat's performance in the differential reinforcement of low-rate (DRL) task that requires both optimal timing and proper impulsive control as measured by peak time and non-reinforced responses, respectively...
May 17, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526570/role-of-medicinal-plants-on-growth-performance-and-immune-status-in-fish
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Elham Awad, Amani Awaad
Disease outbreaks increase proportionally with increases in intensive aquaculture. Natural products including medicinal plants have been known from thousands of years for treating some human diseases. It is well known that many active compounds are responsible for potential bio-activities. For that reason, there has been considerable interest in the use of medicinal plants in aquaculture with a view to providing safe and eco-friendly compounds for replacing antibiotics and chemical compounds as well as to enhance immune status and control fish diseases...
May 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525511/factors-affecting-acoustics-and-speech-intelligibility-in-the-operating-room-size-matters
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Richard R McNeer, Christopher L Bennett, Danielle Bodzin Horn, Roman Dudaryk
INTRODUCTION: Noise in health care settings has increased since 1960 and represents a significant source of dissatisfaction among staff and patients and risk to patient safety. Operating rooms (ORs) in which effective communication is crucial are particularly noisy. Speech intelligibility is impacted by noise, room architecture, and acoustics. For example, sound reverberation time (RT60) increases with room size, which can negatively impact intelligibility, while room objects are hypothesized to have the opposite effect...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525409/preserved-analgesia-with-reduction-in-opioids-through-the-use-of-an-acute-pain-protocol-in-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-for-open-hepatectomy
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Michael C Grant, Philip M Sommer, Cathy He, Sylvia Li, Andrew J Page, Alexander B Stone, Deborah Hobson, Elizabeth Wick, Christopher L Wu
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways are designed to restore baseline physiology, mitigate surgical stressors, and hasten recovery. Paramount to this approach is optimal pain control through multimodal analgesia and limiting reliance on opioid-based medications. Recent studies have fostered growing controversy surrounding the use of epidural analgesia in the ERAS setting, especially for higher-risk procedures. We examine the analgesic end points associated with the use of epidural within the ERAS framework for open hepatectomy...
May 18, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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