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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402376/effect-of-low-water-content-in-protic-ionic-liquid-on-ions-electrosorption-in-porous-carbon-application-to-electrochemical-capacitors
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B Gorska, L Timperman, M Anouti, F Béguin
The effect of low water content (<20, 150, 1000, 10 000 ppm) in triethylammonium bis[(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl]imide - [(C2H5)3N(+)H][TFSI(-)] - protic ionic liquid (PIL) on the performance of activated carbon (AC) electrodes as well as AC/AC electrochemical capacitors (ECs) is reported. Under negative polarization, hydrogen electrosorption onto carbon is enhanced along with the increase of water content in PIL, whereas the resulting desorption peaks are shifted to lower potential values, evidencing lower sorption energy when hydrogen is stored from moisture containing PIL...
April 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355389/leptodactylus-chaquensis-cei-1950-leptodactylidae-leptodactylinae-extension-of-the-distribution-in-state-of-rio-grande-do-sul-southern-brazil
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V H S Teixeira, F M Quintela, D Loebmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352951/the-value-of-adding-diffusion-weighted-images-for-tumor-detection-and-preoperative-staging-in-renal-pelvic-carcinoma-for-the-reader-s-experience
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Rika Yoshida, Takeshi Yoshizako, Minako Maruyama, Hiroshi Mori, Noriyoshi Ishikawa, Yukihisa Tamaki, Hajime Kitagaki
PURPOSE: This retrospective study aimed to assess the value of adding diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) or gadolinium-enhanced fat-suppressed T1WI (CEI) to T2-weighted imaging (T2WI) for preoperative T categorization in renal pelvic carcinoma by the reader's experience using surgical specimens as the reference standard. METHODS: Two radiologists (Reader 1; 3 years, 2; 13 years) reviewed 49 cases with urothelial carcinoma who underwent magnetic resonance imaging examination before surgery, independently, using three image sets: T2WI alone, T2WI plus DWI, and T2WI plus CEI for tumor detection and T categorization...
March 28, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347895/metabolomic-changes-in-rat-model-of-cauda-equina-injury
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Yang Liu, Rui Yang, Qingjie Kong, Yuan Wang, Bin Zhang, Jingchuan Sun, Yong Yang, Bing Zheng, Hongbin Yuan, Jiangang Shi
BACKGROUND: To demonstrate the differences of metabolomic changes in a rat model of cauda equina injury (CEI) and find potent metabolic biomarkers of CEI. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 28 Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were used in this study. After the rats were given anesthesia and fixed in a prone position, a piece of silicone block was placed into the epidural space below the lamina. Behavior tests including the Basso, Beattie, and Bresnahan (BBB) open field locomotor scale and an inclined plane test were conducted 1 day and 2 days after surgery...
March 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266279/synthesis-characterization-and-cholinesterase-inhibition-studies-of-new-arylidene-aminothiazolylethanone-derivatives
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Jamshed Iqbal, Ghulam Shabir, Fayaz A Larik, Shafi Ullah Khan, Aamer Saeed, Muhammad S Shah, Pervaiz A Channar
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease is caused by the destruction or loss of cholinergic cells that produce or use ACh in the brain, thereby reducing the availability of enzyme to other cells. The major treatment strategy for AD is to decrease the level of cholinesterase in the brain. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the effect of novel series of thiazole derivatives i.e. arylidene aminothiazolylethanones (3a-h) as cholinesterase inhibitors (CEIs). METHODS: A novel series of thiazole derivatives i...
March 6, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265414/pesticide-metabolite-and-oxidative-stress-in-male-farmers-exposed-to-pesticide
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Kang Myoung Lee, Sang-Yoo Park, Kyungsuk Lee, Sung-Soo Oh, Sang Baek Ko
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to measure malondialdehyde (MDA) and isoprostane which has been used as an index of lipid injury, 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), which has been used as an index of DNA damage, and dialkyl-phosphate (DAP), which has been used to quantify pesticide exposure, and to investigate the relationship between pesticide exposure and oxidative stress. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional study that evaluated 84 male farmers exposure to pesticide...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258541/effect-of-changes-in-the-nutritional-status-on-the-performances-of-growing-creole-kids-during-an-established-nematode-parasite-infection
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W Ceï, H Archimède, R Arquet, Y Félicité, D Feuillet, A Nepos, P Mulciba, T Etienne, G Alexandre, J C Bambou
In this study, we evaluated the effect of changes in the nutritional status on the performances of growing Creole kids during an established experimental gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) infection. Eighteen 6-month-old Creole kids were distributed in two main groups infected (I) and non-infected (NI) and were placed for a period of 4 weeks on each of three diets differing in their nutritional values: (1) fresh grass (FG, 6.7 MJ/kg dry matter (DM) and 7.9% crude protein (CP)) non-supplemented, (2) FG supplemented with a commercial concentrate (CC, 12...
March 3, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243535/modeling-using-clinical-examination-indicators-predicts-interstitial-lung-disease-among-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Yao Wang, Wuqi Song, Jing Wu, Zhangming Li, Fengyun Mu, Yang Li, He Huang, Wenliang Zhu, Fengmin Zhang
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a severe extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that is well-defined as a chronic systemic autoimmune disease. A proportion of patients with RA-associated ILD (RA-ILD) develop pulmonary fibrosis (PF), resulting in poor prognosis and increased lifetime risk. We investigated whether routine clinical examination indicators (CEIs) could be used to identify RA patients with high PF risk. A total of 533 patients with established RA were recruited in this study for model building and 32 CEIs were measured for each of them...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216536/the-fraction-of-exhaled-nitric-oxide-feno-and-forced-oscillation-technique-fot-can-predict-bronchial-hyperresponsiveness-against-acetylcholine-in-treated-asthmatics
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Masanori Fukuhara, Takahiro Tsuburai, Yuto Nakamura, Yasuhiro Tomita, Yuto Hamada, Kentaro Watai, Hiroaki Hayashi, Yousuke Kamide, Kiyoshi Sekiya, Chihiro Mitsui, Yuma Fukutomi, Akio Mori, Masami Taniguchi
BACKGROUND: The bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) test is useful to diagnose or evaluate effect of therapy in asthmatics, but invasive. On the other hands, the fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) is a useful noninvasive marker of eosinophilic airway inflammation in asthmatics. And also, the forced oscillation technique (FOT) is a noninvasive method that is used to measure respiratory mechanics, including respiratory resistance and reactance at multiple frequencies. AIM: To evaluate the complementary roles of FENO and FOT to predict bronchial hyperresponsiveness in adult stable asthmatic patients taking inhaled corticosteroids...
2017: Arerugī, [Allergy]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147273/mir-182-regulates-slit2-mediated-axon-guidance-by-modulating-the-local-translation-of-a-specific-mrna
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Anaïs Bellon, Archana Iyer, Simone Bridi, Flora C Y Lee, Cesaré Ovando-Vázquez, Eloina Corradi, Sara Longhi, Michela Roccuzzo, Stephanie Strohbuecker, Sindhu Naik, Peter Sarkies, Eric Miska, Cei Abreu-Goodger, Christine E Holt, Marie-Laure Baudet
During brain wiring, cue-induced axon behaviors such as directional steering and branching are aided by localized mRNA translation. Different guidance cues elicit translation of subsets of mRNAs that differentially regulate the cytoskeleton, yet little is understood about how specific mRNAs are selected for translation. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are critical translational regulators that act through a sequence-specific mechanism. Here, we investigate the local role of miRNAs in mRNA-specific translation during pathfinding of Xenopus laevis retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons...
January 31, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125361/rna-mediated-communication-between-helminths-and-their-hosts-the-missing-links
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Julie Claycomb, Cei Abreu-Goodger, Amy H Buck
Small RNAs have been discovered in a wide variety of extracellular environments and are now thought to participate in communication between cells and even between different organisms and species. Helminths are parasitic worms that generally reside in extracellular niches in their hosts and can establish chronic infection through the release of immunomodulatory factors. Recent work has demonstrated that Extracellular RNA (exRNA) may be another class of immunomodulator secreted by helminths. Here we will detail what is known about small RNA pathways in helminth pathogens (focusing on nematodes) and mammalian hosts...
January 26, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030890/assistance-to-states-for-the-education-of-children-with-disabilities-preschool-grants-for-children-with-disabilities-final-regulations
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The Secretary amends the regulations under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governing the Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities program and the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities program. With the goal of promoting equity under IDEA, the regulations will establish a standard methodology States must use to determine whether significant disproportionality based on race and ethnicity is occurring in the State and in its local educational agencies (LEAs); clarify that States must address significant disproportionality in the incidence, duration, and type of disciplinary actions, including suspensions and expulsions, using the same statutory remedies required to address significant disproportionality in the identification and placement of children with disabilities; clarify requirements for the review and revision of policies, practices, and procedures when significant disproportionality is found; and require that LEAs identify and address the factors contributing to significant disproportionality as part of comprehensive coordinated early intervening services (comprehensive CEIS) and allow these services for children from age 3 through grade 12, with and without disabilities...
December 19, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999223/health-software-a-new-cei-guide-for-software-management-in-medical-environment
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Claudia Giacomozzi, Francesco Martelli
INTRODUCTION: The increasing spread of software components in the healthcare context renders explanatory guides relevant and mandatory to interpret laws and standards, and to support safe management of software products in healthcare. METHODOLOGY: In 2012 a working group has been settled for the above purposes at Italian Electrotechnical Committee (CEI), made of experts from Italian National Institute of Health (ISS), representatives of industry, and representatives of the healthcare organizations...
October 2016: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942722/a-period-of-controlled-elevation-of-iop-cei-produces-the-specific-gene-expression-responses-and-focal-injury-pattern-of-experimental-rat-glaucoma
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John C Morrison, William O Cepurna, Shandiz Tehrani, Tiffany E Choe, Hari Jayaram, Diana C Lozano, Brad Fortune, Elaine C Johnson
Purpose: We determine if several hours of controlled elevation of IOP (CEI) will produce the optic nerve head (ONH) gene expression changes and optic nerve (ON) damage pattern associated with early experimental glaucoma in rats. Methods: The anterior chambers of anesthetized rats were cannulated and connected to a reservoir to elevate IOP. Physiologic parameters were monitored. Following CEI at various recovery times, ON cross-sections were graded for axonal injury...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918289/a-bioreactor-with-an-electro-responsive-elastomeric-membrane-for-mimicking-intestinal-peristalsis
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Daniele Cei, Joana Costa, Giulia Gori, Gabriele Frediani, Claudio Domenici, Federico Carpi, Arti Ahluwalia
This study describes an actuated bioreactor which mimics the pulsatile contractile motion of the intestinal barrier using electro-responsive elastomers as smart materials that undergo deformation upon electrical stimulation. The device consists of an annular dielectric elastomer actuator working as a radial artificial muscle able to rhythmically contract and relax a central cell culture well. The bioreactor maintained up to 4 h of actuation at a frequency of 0.15 Hz and a strain of 8%-10%, to those of the cyclic contraction and relaxation of the small intestine...
December 5, 2016: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909155/extrapolation-techniques-evaluating-24-hours-of-average-electromagnetic-field-emitted-by-radio-base-station-installations-spectrum-analyzer-measurements-of-lte-and-umts-signals
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Stefano Mossetti, Daniela de Bartolo, Ivan Veronese, Marie Claire Cantone, Cristina Cosenza, Elisa Nava
International and national organizations have formulated guidelines establishing limits for occupational and residential electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure at high-frequency fields. Italian legislation fixed 20 V/m as a limit for public protection from exposure to EMFs in the frequency range 0.1 MHz-3 GHz and 6 V/m as a reference level. Recently, the law was changed and the reference level must now be evaluated as the 24-hour average value, instead of the previous highest 6 minutes in a day. The law refers to a technical guide (CEI 211-7/E published in 2013) for the extrapolation techniques that public authorities have to use when assessing exposure for compliance with limits...
April 1, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906948/cervical-interlaminar-epidural-injections-at-high-doses-do-not-increase-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-on-a-long-term-basis
#17
Hyunzu Kim, Joo Hyeon O, Sung-Jun Hong, Keun Man Shin, JungChan Park, Sang Soo Kang
BACKGROUND: Cervical epidural injection (CEI) is widely performed on patients with pain originating from the cervical spine. Studies have shown a good relationship between the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) and the intracranial pressure (ICP). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in the ONSD as a non-invasive surrogate marker of ICP after CEI. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Hospital and ambulatory pain clinic...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884186/general-practitioners-in-german-metropolitan-areas-distribution-patterns-and-their-relationship-with-area-level-measures-of-the-socioeconomic-status
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Jan Bauer, Doerthe Brueggmann, Daniela Ohlendorf, David A Groneberg
BACKGROUND: Geographical variation of the general practitioner (GP) workforce is known between rural and urban areas. However, data about the variation between and within urban areas are lacking. METHOD: We analyzed distribution patterns of GP full time equivalents (FTE) in German cities with a population size of more than 500,000. We correlated their distribution with area measures of social deprivation in order to analyze preferences within neighborhood characteristics...
November 25, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883307/informed-consent-in-the-medical-care-of-transgender-and-gender-nonconforming-patients
#19
Timothy Cavanaugh, Ruben Hopwood, Cei Lambert
Informed consent as a model of care has evolved as an alternative to the standard model of care recommended by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health's Standards of Care, version 7, which emphasizes the importance of mental health professionals' role in diagnosing gender dysphoria and in assessing the appropriateness and readiness for gender-affirming medical treatments. By contrast, the informed consent model for gender-affirming treatment seeks to acknowledge and better support the patient's right to, and capability for, personal autonomy in choosing care options without the required involvement of a mental health professional...
November 1, 2016: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878663/prevention-and-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-solid-brain-neoplasms-results-of-a-survey-among-italian-physicians
#20
Nicola Mumoli, Stefano Barco, Marco Cei, Matteo Giorgi-Pierfranceschi, Mauro Campanini, Andrea Fontanella, Walter Ageno, Francesco Dentali
The decision concerning the introduction of primary and secondary prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with solid brain neoplasms and brain metastases is often challenging due to the concomitant increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage and to limited evidence from available literature. A standardized questionnaire composed of nine multiple-choice questions regarding primary VTE prevention in non-surgical patients during high-risk conditions and VTE secondary prevention in patients with a solid brain neoplasm or cerebral metastases was sent via electronic mail to all the members (n = 2420) of the Italian Federation of the Internal Medicine Hospital Executives' Associations (FADOI) in June 2015...
November 23, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
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