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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282709/neurodevelopmental-origins-of-abnormal-cortical-morphology-in-dissociative-identity-disorder
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A A T S Reinders, S Chalavi, Y R Schlumpf, E M Vissia, E R S Nijenhuis, L Jäncke, D J Veltman, C Ecker
OBJECTIVE: To examine the two constitutes of cortical volume (CV), that is, cortical thickness (CT) and surface area (SA), in individuals with dissociative identity disorder (DID) with the view of gaining important novel insights into the underlying neurobiological mechanisms mediating DID. METHODS: This study included 32 female patients with DID and 43 matched healthy controls. Between-group differences in CV, thickness, and SA, the degree of spatial overlap between differences in CT and SA, and their relative contribution to differences in regional CV were assessed using a novel spatially unbiased vertex-wise approach...
December 27, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236543/rorschach-assessment-of-two-distinctive-personality-states-of-a-person-with-dissociative-identity-disorder
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Ellen Hartmann, Kirsten Benum
This case study used test data from a patient with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID; American Psychiatric Association, 2013 ) to illustrate how two main personality states of the patient ("Ann" and "Ben") seemed to function. The Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS; Meyer, Viglione, Mihura, Erard, & Erdberg, 2011 ) and the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems-Circumplex (IIP-64; Horowitz, Alden, Wiggins, & Pincus, 2000 ), administered to Ann and Ben in separate settings, exposed two diverse R-PAS and IIP-64 profiles...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Personality Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220813/biotransformation-and-inhibition-effects-of-hexachlorocyclohexanes-during-biogas-production-from-contaminated-biomass-characterized-by-isotope-fractionation-concepts
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Shujuan Lian, Marcell Nikolausz, Ivonne Nijenhuis, Athaydes Francisco Leite, Hans Hermann Richnow
Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) production for pesticides was banned by Stockholm Convention (2009) due to its harmful and adverse effects on the environment. Despite this measure, many areas contaminated with former HCH production-waste products still require management. As a potential solution contributing to clean-up of these sites, anaerobic digestion (AD) of pesticide-contaminated biomass to produce biogas is a promising strategy. High pesticide concentrations, however, may inhibit biogas production. Therefore, laboratory-scale batch reactors were set up to investigate biogas reactor performance in presence of HCH...
November 24, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212860/reference-values-of-renal-tubular-function-tests-are-dependent-on-age-and-kidney-function
#4
Anneke P Bech, Jack F M Wetzels, Tom Nijenhuis
Electrolyte disorders due to tubular disorders are rare, and knowledge about validated clinical diagnostic tools such as tubular function tests is sparse. Reference values for tubular function tests are based on studies with small sample size in young healthy volunteers. Patients with tubular disorders, however, frequently are older and can have a compromised renal function. We therefore evaluated four tubular function tests in individuals with different ages and renal function. We performed furosemide, thiazide, furosemide-fludrocortisone, and desmopressin tests in healthy individuals aged 18-50 years, healthy individuals aged more than 50 years and individuals with compromised renal function...
December 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193875/dabigatran-inhibits-intravitreal-thrombin-activity
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Jeroen Bastiaans, Verena C Mulder, Jan C van Meurs, Marja Smits-Te Nijenhuis, Conny van Holten-Neelen, P Martin van Hagen, Willem A Dik
PURPOSE: Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is a vitreoretinal disorder in which retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell activation contributes to both formation of fibrotic retinal membranes and inflammation. Vitreous of patients with PVR contains increased thrombin activity which induces profibrotic and proinflammatory programs in RPE cells. Inhibition of intravitreal thrombin activity may thus represent a therapeutic option for PVR. In this study, we examined the capacity of the clinically available direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran to inhibit thrombin activity in vitreous fluids...
November 30, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186701/evaluation-of-the-hydrological-flow-paths-in-a-gravel-bed-filter-modeling-a-horizontal-subsurface-flow-wetland-by-using-a-multi-tracer-experiment
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Jan Birkigt, Christine Stumpp, Piotr Małoszewski, Ivonne Nijenhuis
In recent years, constructed wetland systems have become into focus as means of cost-efficient organic contaminant management. Wetland systems provide a highly reactive environment in which several removal pathways of organic chemicals may be present at the same time; however, specific elimination processes and hydraulic conditions are usually separately investigated and thus not fully understood. The flow system in a three dimensional pilot-scale horizontal subsurface constructed wetland was investigated applying a multi-tracer test combined with a mathematical model to evaluate the flow and transport processes...
November 26, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175406/evaluation-of-carbon-isotope-fractionation-during-anaerobic-reductive-dehalogenation-of-chlorinated-and-brominated-benzenes
#7
Seo Yean Sohn, Kevin Kuntze, Ivonne Nijenhuis, Max M Häggblom
Compound specific stable isotope analysis (CSIA) has been established as a useful tool to evaluate in situ biodegradation. Here, CSIA was used to determine microbial dehalogenation of chloro- and bromobenzenes in microcosms derived from Hackensack River sediments. Gas chromatography-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC-IRMS) was used to measure carbon isotope fractionation during reductive dehalogenation of hexachlorobenzene (HCB), pentachlorobenzene (PeCB), 1,2,3,5-tetrachlorobenzene (TeCB), 1,2,3,5-tetrabromobenzene (TeBB), and 1,3,5-tribromobenzene (TriBB)...
November 20, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069488/triple-element-compound-specific-stable-isotope-analysis-of-1-2-dichloroethane-for-characterization-of-the-underlying-dehalogenation-reaction-in-two-dehalococcoides-mccartyi-strains
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Steffi Franke, Christina Lihl, Julian Renpenning, Martin Elsner, Ivonne Nijenhuis
Chlorinated ethanes belong to the most common groundwater and soil contaminants. Of these, 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCA) is an man-made, persistent and toxic contaminant, released due to improper waste treatment at versatile production sites. This study investigated the anaerobic transformation of 1,2-DCA by Dehalococcoides mccartyi strain 195 and strain BTF08 using triple-element compound-specific stable isotope analysis (CSIA) of carbon, chlorine and hydrogen for the first time. Isotope fractionation patterns for carbon (ε C BTF08   =   -28...
October 22, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987410/variable-dual-carbon-bromine-stable-isotope-fractionation-during-enzyme-catalyzed-reductive-dehalogenation-of-brominated-ethenes
#9
Angela Woods, Kevin Kuntze, Faina Gelman, Ludwik Halicz, Ivonne Nijenhuis
The potential of compound-specific stable isotope analysis (CSIA) to characterize biotransformation of brominated organic compounds (BOCs) was assessed and compared to chlorinated analogues. Sulfurospirillum multivorans and Desulfitobacterium hafniense PCE-S catalyzed the dehalogenation of tribromoethene (TBE) to either vinyl bromide (VB) or ethene, respectively. Significantly lower isotope fractionation was observed for TBE dehalogenation by S. multivorans (εC = -1.3 ± 0.2‰) compared to D. hafniense (εC = -7...
September 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887807/feasibility-of-multiplane-microtransoesophageal-echocardiographic-guidance-in-structural-heart-disease-transcatheter-interventions-in-adults
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V J Nijenhuis, A Alipour, N C Wunderlich, B J W M Rensing, G Gijsbers, J M Ten Berg, M J Suttorp, L V A Boersma, J A S van der Heyden, M J Swaans
INTRODUCTION: Structural heart interventions are guided by transoesophageal or intracardiac echocardiography (TEE/ICE). MicroTEE, developed for paediatric purposes, is smaller and therefore less invasive and traumatic, avoiding the need for general anaesthesia. We aimed to show feasibility of procedural guidance by comparing image quality of microTEE with standard TEE and ICE during adult transcatheter interventions, and assess the accuracy in obtaining left atrial appendage (LAA) measurements between the microTEE probe and standard TEE...
December 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741245/the-last-frontier-transcatheter-devices-for-percutaneous-or-minimally-invasive-treatment-of-chronic-heart-failure
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V J Nijenhuis, L Sanchis, J A S van der Heyden, P Klein, B J W M Rensing, A Latib, F Maisano, J M Ten Berg, P Agostoni, M J Swaans
Heart failure has a high prevalence in the general population. Morbidity and mortality of heart failure patients remain high, despite improvements in drug therapy, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy. New transcatheter implantable devices have been developed to improve the treatment of heart failure. There has been a rapid development of minimally invasive or transcatheter devices used in the treatment of heart failure associated with aortic and mitral valve disease and these devices are being incorporated into routine clinical practice at a fast rate...
July 24, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674042/a-novel-hypokalemic-alkalotic-salt-losing-tubulopathy-in-patients-with-cldn10-mutations
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Ernie M H F Bongers, Luke M Shelton, Susanne Milatz, Sjoerd Verkaart, Anneke P Bech, Jeroen Schoots, Elisabeth A M Cornelissen, Markus Bleich, Joost G J Hoenderop, Jack F M Wetzels, Dorien Lugtenberg, Tom Nijenhuis
Mice lacking distal tubular expression of CLDN10, the gene encoding the tight junction protein Claudin-10, show enhanced paracellular magnesium and calcium permeability and reduced sodium permeability in the thick ascending limb (TAL), leading to a urine concentrating defect. However, the function of renal Claudin-10 in humans remains undetermined. We identified and characterized CLDN10 mutations in two patients with a hypokalemic-alkalotic salt-losing nephropathy. The first patient was diagnosed with Bartter syndrome (BS) >30 years ago...
October 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673086/compound-specific-and-enantioselective-stable-isotope-analysis-as-tools-to-monitor-transformation-of-hexachlorocyclohexane-hch-in-a-complex-aquifer-system
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Yaqing Liu, Safdar Bashir, Reiner Stollberg, Ralf Trabitzsch, Holger Weiß, Heidrun Paschke, Ivonne Nijenhuis, Hans-Hermann Richnow
Technical hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) mixtures and Lindane (γ-HCH) have been produced in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany, for about 30 years until 1982. In the vicinity of the former dump sites and production facilities, large plumes of HCHs persist within two aquifer systems. We studied the natural attenuation of HCH in these groundwater systems through a combination of enantiomeric and carbon isotope fractionation to characterize the degradation of α-HCH in the areas downstream of a former disposal and production site in Bitterfeld-Wolfen...
August 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606890/how-to-plan-an-overlap-free-projection-on-cta-or-fluoroscopy-to-facilitate-quantitative-analysis
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Justin Teng, Vincent Nijenhuis, Martin Swaans, Gerald Yong, Carl Schultz
AIMS: Assessment of para-valvular aortic regurgitation remains challenging. Quantitative video-densitometry is an effective technique however overlap of the aorta and left ventricle (LV) limits feasibility. We aimed to develop and validate a method to determine an 'Overlap Free Projection' (OFP). METHODS AND RESULTS: 65 computed tomography scans of patients referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation were analysed using 3D reconstruction to evaluate the OFP...
June 13, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516272/uterine-artery-embolization-for-symptomatic-adenomyosis-7-year-clinical-follow-up-using-ufs-qol-questionnaire
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Annefleur M de Bruijn, Marieke Smink, Wouter J K Hehenkamp, Robbert J Nijenhuis, Albert J Smeets, Focco Boekkooi, Paul J H M Reuwer, Willem J Van Rooij, Paul N M Lohle
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess clinical outcomes 7 years after uterine artery embolization (UAE) in the treatment of symptomatic adenomyosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, one specialized hospital in the Netherlands recruited patients with symptomatic adenomyosis or adenomyosis in combination with fibroids for UAE. The 7-year post-intervention outcomes were health-related quality of life (HRQOL), symptom severity scores (SSS), satisfaction, menopause and re-interventions...
September 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511926/fresh-frozen-or-ambient-food-equivalents-and-their-impact-on-food-waste-generation-in-dutch-households
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Anke M Janssen, Mariska A Nijenhuis-de Vries, Eric P J Boer, Stefanie Kremer
In Europe, it is estimated that more than 50% of total food waste - of which most is avoidable - is generated at household level. Little attention has been paid to the impact on food waste generation of consuming food products that differ in their method of food preservation. This exploratory study surveyed product-specific possible impacts of different methods of food preservation on food waste generation in Dutch households. To this end, a food waste index was calculated to enable relative comparisons of the amounts of food waste from the same type of foods with different preservation methods on an annual basis...
May 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454583/lymphoma-intervention-live-patient-reported-outcome-feedback-and-a-web-based-self-management-intervention-for-patients-with-lymphoma-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Lindy P J Arts, Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse, Sanne W van den Berg, Judith B Prins, Olga Husson, Floortje Mols, Angelique V M Brands-Nijenhuis, Lidwine Tick, Simone Oerlemans
BACKGROUND: Patients with lymphoma are at risk of experiencing adverse physical and psychosocial problems from their cancer and its treatment. Regular screening of these symptoms by the use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) could increase timely recognition and adequate symptom management. Moreover, self-management interventions intend to enhance knowledge and skills and empower patients to better manage their disease and related problems. The objective of the Lymphoma InterVEntion (LIVE) trial is to examine whether feedback to patients on their PROs and access to a web-based, self-management intervention named Living with lymphoma will increase self-management skills and satisfaction with information, and reduce psychological distress...
April 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340532/a-phytochrome-derived-photoswitch-for-intracellular-transport
#18
Max Adrian, Wilco Nijenhuis, Rein I Hoogstraaten, Jelmer Willems, Lukas C Kapitein
Cells depend on the proper positioning of their organelles, suggesting that active manipulation of organelle positions can be used to explore spatial cell biology and to restore cellular defects caused by organelle misplacement. Recently, blue-light dependent recruitment of specific motors to selected organelles has been shown to alter organelle motility and positioning, but these approaches lack rapid and active reversibility. The light-dependent interaction of phytochrome B with its interacting factors has been shown to function as a photoswitch, dimerizing under red light and dissociating under far-red light...
July 21, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340150/severe-conduction-defects-requiring-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-in-patients-with-a-new-onset-left-bundle-branch-block-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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V J Nijenhuis, V F Van Dijk, S M Chaldoupi, J C Balt, J M Ten Berg
Aims: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is frequently associated with cardiac conduction defects (CCD) requiring permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI). Although new-onset left bundle branch block (LBBB) is often seen, the rate of progression to severe CCD is unclear. We aimed to find clinical and electrocardiographic (ECG) parameters associated with severe CCD requiring PPI in patients with a new-onset LBBB after TAVI and assess its effect on clinical outcome. Methods and results: All consecutive patients undergoing TAVI who developed a new-onset LBBB were retrospectively analysed...
June 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273571/detoxification-of-1-1-2-trichloroethane-to-ethene-in-a-bioreactor-co-culture-of-dehalogenimonas-and-dehalococcoides-mccartyi-strains
#20
Siti Hatijah Mortan, Lucía Martín-González, Teresa Vicent, Gloria Caminal, Ivonne Nijenhuis, Lorenz Adrian, Ernest Marco-Urrea
1,1,2-Trichloroethane (1,1,2-TCA) is a non-flammable organic solvent and common environmental contaminant in groundwater. Organohalide-respiring bacteria are key microorganisms to remediate 1,1,2-TCA because they can gain metabolic energy during its dechlorination under anaerobic conditions. However, all current isolates produce hazardous end products such as vinyl chloride, monochloroethane or 1,2-dichloroethane that accumulate in the medium. Here, we constructed a syntrophic co-culture of Dehalogenimonas and Dehalococcoides mccartyi strains to achieve complete detoxification of 1,1,2-TCA to ethene...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
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