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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102314/improved-solar-driven-photocatalytic-performance-of-highly-crystalline-hydrogenated-tio2-nanofibers-with-core-shell-structure
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Ming-Chung Wu, Ching-Hsiang Chen, Wei-Kang Huang, Kai-Chi Hsiao, Ting-Han Lin, Shun-Hsiang Chan, Po-Yeh Wu, Chun-Fu Lu, Yin-Hsuan Chang, Tz-Feng Lin, Kai-Hsiang Hsu, Jen-Fu Hsu, Kun-Mu Lee, Jing-Jong Shyue, Krisztián Kordás, Wei-Fang Su
Hydrogenated titanium dioxide has attracted intensive research interests in pollutant removal applications due to its high photocatalytic activity. Herein, we demonstrate hydrogenated TiO2 nanofibers (H:TiO2 NFs) with a core-shell structure prepared by the hydrothermal synthesis and subsequent heat treatment in hydrogen flow. H:TiO2 NFs has excellent solar light absorption and photogenerated charge formation behavior as confirmed by optical absorbance, photo-Kelvin force probe microscopy and photoinduced charge carrier dynamics analyses...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102178/fast-synthesis-of-ultrathin-zno-nanowires-by-oxidation-of-cu-zn-stacks-in-low-pressure-afterglow
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A Altaweel, A Imam, J Ghanbaja, D Mangin, P Miska, T Gries, T Belmonte
The synthesis of ultrathin, single-crystalline zinc oxide nanowires was achieved by treating in a flowing microwave plasma oxidation process, zinc films coated beforehand by a sputtered thin buffer layer of copper. The aspect ratio of the nanowires can be controlled by the following experimental parameters: treatment duration, furnace temperature, oxygen concentration. An average diameter of 6 nm correlated with a mean length of 750 nm can be reached with a fairly high surface number density for very short treatments, typically less than 1 min...
January 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101397/statistical-parametric-mapping-of-stimuli-evoked-changes-in-total-blood-flow-velocity-in-the-mouse-cortex-obtained-with-extended-focus-optical-coherence-microscopy
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Paul J Marchand, Arno Bouwens, Tristan Bolmont, Vincent K Shamaei, David Nguyen, Daniel Szlag, Jérôme Extermann, Theo Lasser
Functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) imaging is the current gold-standard in neuroimaging. fMRI exploits local changes in blood oxygenation to map neuronal activity over the entire brain. However, its spatial resolution is currently limited to a few hundreds of microns. Here we use extended-focus optical coherence microscopy (xfOCM) to quantitatively measure changes in blood flow velocity during functional hyperaemia at high spatio-temporal resolution in the somatosensory cortex of mice. As optical coherence microscopy acquires hundreds of depth slices simultaneously, blood flow velocity measurements can be performed over several vessels in parallel...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097330/electroencephalographic-periodic-discharges-and-frequency-dependent-brain-tissue-hypoxia-in-acute-brain-injury
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Jens Witsch, Hans-Peter Frey, J Michael Schmidt, Angela Velazquez, Cristina M Falo, Michael Reznik, David Roh, Sachin Agarwal, Soojin Park, E Sander Connolly, Jan Claassen
Importance: Periodic discharges (PDs) that do not meet seizure criteria, also termed the ictal interictal continuum, are pervasive on electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings after acute brain injury. However, their association with brain homeostasis and the need for clinical intervention remain unknown. Objective: To determine whether distinct PD patterns can be identified that, similar to electrographic seizures, cause brain tissue hypoxia, a measure of ongoing brain injury...
January 9, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096239/skin-to-skin-care-in-preterm-infants-receiving-respiratory-support-does-not-lead-to-physiological-instability
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Laila Lorenz, Jennifer A Dawson, Hannah Jones, Susan E Jacobs, Jeanie L Cheong, Susan M Donath, Peter G Davis, C Omar F Kamlin
OBJECTIVE: Providing skin-to-skin care (SSC) to preterm infants is standard practice in many neonatal intensive care units. There are conflicting reports on the stability of oxygen saturation (SpO2) during SSC, which may create a barrier to a wider implementation of SSC to infants receiving respiratory support. Regional cerebral oxygenation (rcO2) measured using near-infrared spectroscopy can serve as a surrogate parameter for cerebral oxygen delivery and consumption. We hypothesised that rcO2 during SSC would be similar to standard care in preterm infants receiving respiratory support...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095826/non-invasive-respiratory-support-for-infants-with-bronchiolitis-a-national-survey-of-practice
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H Turnham, R S Agbeko, J Furness, J Pappachan, A G Sutcliffe, P Ramnarayan
BACKGROUND: Bronchiolitis is a common respiratory illness of early childhood. For most children it is a mild self-limiting disease but a small number of children develop respiratory failure. Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) has traditionally been used to provide non-invasive respiratory support in these children, but there is little clinical trial evidence to support its use. More recently, high-flow nasal cannula therapy (HFNC) has emerged as a novel respiratory support modality...
January 17, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094910/activated-carbon-fiber-paper-based-electrodes-with-high-electrocatalytic-activity-for-vanadium-flow-batteries-with-improved-power-density
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Tao Liu, Xianfeng Li, Chi Xu, Huamin Zhang
Vanadium flow batteries (VFBs) have received high attention for large scale energy storage due to their advantages of flexibility design, long cycle life, high efficiency and high safety. However, commercial progress of VFBs has so far been limited by its high cost induced by its low power density. Ultrathin carbon paper is believed to be a very promising electrode for VFB since it illustrates super low ohmic polarization, however, is limited by its low electrocatalytic activity. In this paper, a kind of carbon paper (CP) with super high electrocatalytic activity was fabricated via a universal and simple CO2 activation method...
January 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089903/advances-in-mr-angiography-with-7t-mri-from-microvascular-imaging-to-functional-angiography
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Chan-A Park, Chang-Ki Kang, Young-Bo Kim, Zang-Hee Cho
Over the past few decades, vascular flow-dependent imaging techniques have proven to be effective for the visualization of large vessel diseases. However, these approaches are unlikely to be efficacious for small vessels because the affected small vessels cannot always be visualized directly, owing to a lack of detection sensitivity. Recently, many researchers have introduced state-of-the-art imaging techniques to visualize cerebral microvessels using ultra-high-field (UHF) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)...
January 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089874/mathematical-modelling-of-cell-layer-growth-in-a-hollow-fibre-bioreactor
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Lloyd A C Chapman, Jonathan P Whiteley, Helen M Byrne, Sarah L Waters, Rebecca J Shipley
Generating autologous tissue grafts of a clinically useful volume requires efficient and controlled expansion of cell populations harvested from patients. Hollow fibre bioreactors show promise as cell expansion devices, owing to their potential for scale-up. However, further research is required to establish how to specify appropriate hollow fibre bioreactor operating conditions for expanding different cell types. In this study we develop a simple model for the growth of a cell layer seeded on the outer surface of a single fibre in a perfused hollow fibre bioreactor...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089816/can-high-flow-nasal-cannula-reduce-the-rate-of-endotracheal-intubation-in-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure-compared-with-conventional-oxygen-therapy-and-noninvasive-positive-pressure-ventilation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yue-Nan Ni, Jian Luo, He Yu, Dan Liu, Ni Zhong, Jiangli Cheng, Bin-Miao Liang, Zong-An Liang
BACKGROUND: The effects of high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) on adult patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) are controversial. We aimed to further determine the effectiveness of HFNC in reducing the rate of endotracheal intubation in adult patients with ARF by comparison to noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) and conventional oxygen therapy (COT). METHODS: The Pubmed, Embase, Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) as well as the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) Web of Science were searched for all the controlled studies that compared HFNC with NIPPV and COT in adult patients having ARF...
January 13, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089165/high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-for-reverting-severe-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-case-report
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G Plotnikow, A W Thille, D Vasquez, R Pratto, P Desmery
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January 11, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086831/evaluation-of-the-cytotoxicity-of-the-bithionol-cisplatin-combination-in-a-panel-of-human-ovarian-cancer-cell-lines
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Vijayalakshmi N Ayyagari, Tsung-Han Jeff Hsieh, Paula L Diaz-Sylvester, Laurent Brard
BACKGROUND: Combination drug therapy appears a promising approach to overcome drug resistance and reduce drug-related toxicities in ovarian cancer treatments. In this in vitro study, we evaluated the antitumor efficacy of cisplatin in combination with Bithionol (BT) against a panel of ovarian cancer cell lines with special focus on cisplatin-sensitive and cisplatin-resistant cell lines. The primary objectives of this study are to determine the nature of the interactions between BT and cisplatin and to understand the mechanism(s) of action of BT-cisplatin combination...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072940/elective-use-of-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-high-flow-nasal-oxygen-for-resection-of-subtotal-malignant-distal-airway-obstruction
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Rkf Fung, J Stellios, P G Bannon, A Ananda, P Forrest
We describe the use of peripheral veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) and high-flow nasal oxygen as procedural support in a patient undergoing debulking of a malignant tumour of the lower airway. Due to the significant risk of complete airway obstruction upon induction of anaesthesia, ECMO was established while the patient was awake, and was maintained without systemic anticoagulation to minimise the risk of intraoperative bleeding. This case illustrates that ECMO support with high-flow nasal oxygen can be considered as part of the algorithm for airway management during surgery for subtotal lower airway obstruction, as it may be the only viable option for maintaining adequate gas exchange...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072729/hypertonic-saline-protects-brain-endothelial-cells-against-hypoxia-correlated-to-the-levels-of-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-interleukin-1%C3%AE
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Sheng-Long Chen, Yi-Yu Deng, Qiao-Sheng Wang, Yong-Li Han, Wen-Qiang Jiang, Ming Fang, Bei Hu, Zhi-Xin Wu, Lin-Qiang Huang, Hong-Ke Zeng
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to verify the protective effect of hypertonic saline (HS) on brain endothelial cells under hypoxic conditions and the relevant underlying mechanism. METHODS: bEnd.3 cells were treated with oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced injury. To measure HS performance, cell viability was determined using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-5-(3-carboxymethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium salt assay, and cell apoptosis was assessed by flow cytometry and Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase UTP nick-end labeling staining...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069205/study-of-a-laboratory-scaled-new-method-for-the-accelerated-continuous-ageing-of-wine-spirits-by-applying-ultrasound-energy
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M J Delgado-González, M M Sánchez-Guillén, M V García-Moreno, M C Rodríguez-Dodero, C García-Barroso, D A Guillén-Sánchez
During the ageing of brandies, many physicochemical processes take place involving the distilled spirit and the wood of the casks. Because of these reactions, the polyphenolic content of brandies and their content of organic acids increase with the ageing. These reactions are slow, and the ageing of high-quality brandies takes several years. In this paper, the development of a system that uses the circulation of the wine distillate through encapsulated American oak chips and the application of ultrasound energy with the aim of producing aged wine spirits has been carried out, and the influences of the operation variables over the characteristics of the produced drink have been measured...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068976/il-1%C3%AE-induced-modulation-of-gene-expression-profile-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts-the-effects-of-thai-herbal-sahatsatara-formula-piperine-and-gallic-acid-possessing-antioxidant-properties
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Onusa Thamsermsang, Pravit Akarasereenont, Tawee Laohapand, Uraiwan Panich
BACKGROUND: Pain is the main symptom of most musculoskeletal disorders and can be caused by inflammation in association with oxidative stress. Thai herbal Sahatsatara formula (STF), a polyherbal formula, has been traditionally used for relieving muscle pain and limb numbness. This study aimed to investigate biologically active compounds of STF and its pharmacological effects related to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. METHODS: The identification of possibly active compounds of STF was performed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
January 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066550/a-microfluidic-based-cell-encapsulation-platform-to-achieve-high-long-term-cell-viability-in-photopolymerized-pegnb-hydrogel-microspheres
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Zhongliang Jiang, Bingzhao Xia, Ralph McBride, John Oakey
Cell encapsulation within photopolymerized polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based hydrogel scaffolds has been demonstrated as a robust strategy for cell delivery, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and developing in vitro platforms to study cellular behavior and fate. Strategies to achieve spatial and temporal control over PEG hydrogel mechanical properties, chemical functionalization, and cytocompatibility have advanced considerably in recent years. Recent microfluidic technologies have enabled the miniaturization of PEG hydrogels, thus enabling the fabrication of miniaturized cell-laden vehicles...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063284/production-of-hydroxyl-radicals-from-oxygenation-of-simulated-amd-due-to-caco3-induced-ph-increase
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Jian Zhu, Peng Zhang, Songhu Yuan, Peng Liao, Ao Qian, Xixiang Liu, Man Tong, Lina Li
Many karst areas are impacted by acid mine drainage (AMD) which is characterized by low pH, high concentrations of dissolved Fe(II) and toxic contaminants. During the flow of AMD in karst areas, the increase in pH facilitates the oxygenation of Fe(II). Whereas, the oxidizing capacity for Fe(II) oxygenation in AMD is poorly understood. In light of the recent finding that hydroxyl radicals (OH) can be produced from Fe(II) oxygenation, this study experimentally measured the cumulative concentrations of OH produced from oxygenation of simulated AMD (8...
December 29, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063236/reconstruction-of-travel-history-using-coupled-%C3%AE-18-o-and-87-sr-86-sr-measurements-of-hair
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Thuan H Chau, Brett J Tipple, Lihai Hu, Diego P Fernandez, Thure E Cerling, James R Ehleringer, Lesley A Chesson
RATIONALE: Oxygen isotope ratios (δ(18) O values) of hair largely reflect features of regional hydrology while strontium isotope ratios ((87) Sr/(86) Sr) are thought to reflect bedrock geology; combination of both isotope signatures may provide greater capacity for determining provenance and reconstructing travel history of an organism. To test this hypothesis, we compared the O-Sr isotope profiles of hair from domestic horses with known residency histories. METHODS: Tail hairs were collected from a pair of horses pastured together for a period of 16 months, one of which lived in a different location for the 8 months prior...
January 7, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063007/oxygen-exchange-and-energy-metabolism-in-erythrocytes-of-rett-syndrome-and-their-relationships-with-respiratory-alterations
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Chiara Ciaccio, Donato Di Pierro, Diego Sbardella, Grazia Raffaella Tundo, Paolo Curatolo, Cinzia Galasso, Marta Elena Santarone, Maurizio Casasco, Paola Cozza, Alessio Cortelazzo, Marcello Rossi, Claudio De Felice, Joussef Hayek, Massimo Coletta, Stefano Marini
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, mainly affecting females, which is associated to a mutation on the methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 gene. In the pathogenesis and progression of classic RTT, red blood cell (RBC) morphology has been shown to be an important biosensor for redox imbalance and chronic hypoxemia. Here we have evaluated the impact of oxidation and redox imbalance on several functional properties of RTT erythrocytes. In particular, we report for the first time a stopped-flow measurement of the kinetics of oxygen release by RBCs and the analysis of the intrinsic affinity of the hemoglobin (Hb)...
January 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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