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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654789/utilization-of-zn-containing-electric-arc-furnace-dust-for-multi-metal-doped-ferrite-with-enhanced-magnetic-property-from-hazardous-solid-waste-to-green-product
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Hui-Gang Wang, Mei Zhang, Min Guo
One-step solid state reaction method was proposed for the first time to realize the transformation of the Zn-containing EAFD from hazardous solid waste to multi-metal doped ferrite with enhanced magnetic property. The effect of Zn-containing EAFD to NiCl2·6H2O mass ratio (RZE/N, g·g(-1)) on the phases transformation was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Raman spectroscopy. The as-synthesized samples were treated by toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653961/subtleties-of-catanionic-surfactant-reverse-micelle-assemblies-revealed-by-a-fluorescent-molecular-probe
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Cristian C Villa, Juana J Silber, Ruben Dario Falcone, N Mariano Correa
In this work, the absorption and emission behavior of the cationic hemicyanine trans-4-[4-(dimethylamino)styryl]-N-methylpyridinium iodide (HC) in reverse micelles (RMs) formed by the catanionic surfactants: benzyl-n-hexadecyldimethylammonium-1,4-bis-2-ethylhexylsulfosuccinate (AOT-BHD) and cetyltrimethylammonium-1,4-bis-2-ethylhexylsulfosuccinate (AOT-CTA) has been investigated. Our results show that the HC spectroscopic behavior changes when the dye is dissolved in AOT-BHD or in AOT-CTA RMs. While HC undergoes an intramolecular charge-transfer process upon excitation in AOT-CTA RMs, in AOT-BHD RMs this process is inhibited due to a specific interaction between HC and the polar head group of the BHD+ cation...
June 27, 2017: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653210/lateralized-microstructural-changes-in-early-stage-parkinson-s-disease-in-anterior-olfactory-structures-but-not-in-substantia-nigra
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N Joshi, T M Rolheiser, J D Fisk, J R McKelvey, K Schoffer, G Phillips, M Armstrong, M N Khan, R A Leslie, B Rusak, H A Robertson, K P Good
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by motor symptoms as well as severe deficits in olfactory function and microstructural changes in olfactory brain regions. Because of the evidence of asymmetric neuropathological features in early-stage PD, we examined whether lateralized microstructural changes occur in olfactory brain regions and the substantia nigra in a group of early-stage PD patients. Using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), we assessed 24 early-stage PD patients (Hoehn and Yahr stage 1 or 2) and 26 healthy controls (HC)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652209/heightened-autoantibody-immune-response-to-citrullinated-calreticulin-in-bronchiectasis-implications-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Alex Clarke, Elizabeth Perry, Clive Kelly, Anthony De Soyza, Kate Heesom, Leslie I Gold, William Ollier, David Hutchinson, P Eggleton
Calreticulin (CRT) and citrullinated (citCRT) are implicated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathology. citCRT binds to RA shared epitopes (SE) on HLA-DR molecules with high affinity and triggers pro-inflammatory events in adjacent cells. The aim of the study was to detect the presence of citCRT prior to developing RA and evaluate if citCT is a target for autoantibodies in RA cohorts with and without lung disease. Antibodies were assessed by ELISA against native CRT, citCRT and general protein citrullination, in sera from 50 RA patients without lung disease, 122 bronchiectasis (BR) patients, 52 bronchiectasis patients with RA (BRRA), 87 asthma patients and 77 healthy controls (HC)...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652186/il-6-and-il-18-cytokine-gene-variants-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-with-co-morbid-diabetes-mellitus-and-their-household-contacts-in-hyderabad
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Meenakshi Ponnana, Ramya Sivangala, Lavanya Joshi, Vijayalakshmi Valluri, Sumanlatha Gaddam
PURPOSE: Association of cytokine genes reflects their susceptibility towards infection and disease in household contacts (HHC) of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients. Hyperglycemia, a common factor in diabetics might influence their risk towards mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease development. This study determines the association of IL-6 and IL-18 cytokine gene variants of TB patients with diabetes mellitus (TBDM) and their HHC in Hyderabad. METHODS: Single nucleotide polymorphisms of IL-6 (-174 G>C and -572 G>C) and IL-18 (-137 G>C and -607 C>A) cytokine genes were genotyped by Amplification Refractory Mutation System and Restriction Fragment Length polymerase chain reaction in total of 705 subjects comprising of TBDM, their HHC, PTB, DM and Healthy controls (HC)...
June 23, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651909/convergence-and-divergence-of-neurocognitive-patterns-in-schizophrenia-and-depression
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Sugai Liang, Matthew R G Brown, Wei Deng, Qiang Wang, Xiaohong Ma, Mingli Li, Xun Hu, Michal Juhas, Xinmin Li, Russell Greiner, Andrew J Greenshaw, Tao Li
BACKGROUND: Neurocognitive impairments are frequently observed in schizophrenia and major depressive disorder (MDD). However, it remains unclear whether reported neurocognitive abnormalities could objectively identify an individual as having schizophrenia or MDD. METHODS: The current study included 220 first-episode patients with schizophrenia, 110 patients with MDD and 240 demographically matched healthy controls (HC). All participants performed the short version of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised in China; the immediate and delayed logical memory of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised in China; and seven tests from the computerized Cambridge Neurocognitive Test Automated Battery to evaluate neurocognitive performance...
June 23, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651566/arginine-kinase-from-haemonchus-contortus-decreased-the-proliferation-and-increased-the-apoptosis-of-goat-pbmcs-in-vitro
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Muhammad Ehsan, WenXiang Gao, Javaid Ali Gadahi, MingMin Lu, XinChao Liu, YuJian Wang, RuoFeng Yan, LiXin Xu, XiaoKai Song, XiangRui Li
BACKGROUND: Arginine kinase (AK), an important member of phosphagen kinase family has been extensively studied in various vertebrates and invertebrates. Immunologically, AKs are important constituents of different body parts, involved in various biological and cellular functions, and considered as immune-modulator and effector for pro-inflammatory cytokines. However, immunoregulatory changes of host cells triggered by AK protein of Haemonchus contortus, a parasitic nematode of ruminants, are still unknown...
June 26, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650776/women-s-preferences-for-menstrual-bleeding-frequency-in-12-european-countries-the-inconvenience-due-to-women-s-monthly-bleeding-isy-survey
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Christian Fiala, Nathalie Chabbert-Buffet, Günther Häusler, Christian Jamin, Iñaki Lete, Paloma Lobo, Rossella E Nappi, Axelle Pintiaux
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to assess the level of inconvenience associated with menstrual bleeding and determine how many women across 12 European countries would prefer a bleeding frequency of less than once a month and what would motivate their choice. METHODS: A 15-min quantitative online survey was conducted in two waves among 5728 women aged between 18 and 45 years, with an equal distribution of women using a combined hormonal contraceptive (CHC group, n = 2739) and women using a non-hormonal contraceptive or no contraceptive (non-HC group, n = 2989)...
June 26, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649611/lrrk2-levels-in-immune-cells-are-increased-in-parkinson-s-disease
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D A Cook, G T Kannarkat, A F Cintron, Laura M Butkovich, Kyle B Fraser, J Chang, N Grigoryan, S A Factor, Andrew B West, J M Boss, M G Tansey
Mutations associated with leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 are the most common known cause of Parkinson's disease. The known expression of leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 in immune cells and its negative regulatory function of nuclear factor of activated T cells implicates leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 in the development of the inflammatory environment characteristic of Parkinson's disease. The aim of this study was to determine the expression pattern of leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 in immune cell subsets and correlate it with the immunophenotype of cells from Parkinson's disease and healthy subjects...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649187/distinct-proteome-pathology-of-circulating-microparticles-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Ole Østergaard, Christoffer Tandrup Nielsen, Julia T Tanassi, Line V Iversen, Søren Jacobsen, Niels H H Heegaard
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is poorly understood but has been linked to defective clearance of subcellular particulate material from the circulation. This study investigates the origin, formation, and specificity of circulating microparticles (MPs) in patients with SLE based on comprehensive MP proteome profiling using patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and healthy donors (HC) as controls. METHODS: We purified MPs from platelet-poor plasma using differential centrifugation of samples from SLE (n = 45), SSc (n = 38), and two sets of HC (n = 35, n = 25)...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648040/-effects-of-seawater-immersion-on-the-inflammatory-response-and-oxygen-free-radical-injury-of-rats-with-superficial-partial-thickness-scald-at-early-stage
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Y X Yang, J H Wang, L Liu, Q Zou, Y Zhang, Z Bai
Objective: To study the effects of seawater immersion on the inflammatory response and oxygen free radical injury of rats with superficial-thickness scald at early stage. Methods: Seventy Wistar rats were divided into healthy control group (HC, n=7), pure scald group (PS, n=21), scald+ fresh water immersion group (SF, n=21), and scald+ seawater immersion group (SS, n=21) according to the random number table. Rats in group HC did not receive any treatment, while 5% total body surface area superficial partial-thickness scald was made on the back of rats in the latter three groups...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647819/the-italian-version-of-the-opening-minds-stigma-scale-for-healthcare-providers-validation-and-study-on-a-sample-of-bachelor-students
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Anne Destrebecq, Paolo Ferrara, Luca Frattini, Francesco Pittella, Gemma Rossano, Giuseppe Striano, Stefano Terzoni, Orsola Gambini
Prejudices on psychiatric disorders frequently turn into stigmatizating attitudes, also among health care providers. The Opening Minds Stigma Scale for Health Care Providers (OMS-HC) was introduced in 2012 to measure stigma. No Italian versions of this tool exist so far. We wanted to investigate stigma among healthcare students in Italy, and to prepare an Italian version of the scale. A multicentric, cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, and Dietistics students...
June 24, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647385/hunger-and-disinhibition-but-not-cognitive-restraint-are-associated-with-central-norepinephrine-transporter-availability
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A Bresch, M Rullmann, J Luthardt, G A Becker, M Patt, Y-S Ding, A Hilbert, O Sabri, S Hesse
The relationship between food-intake related behaviours measured by the Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire (TFEQ) and in vivo norepinephrine transporter (NET) availability has not been explored yet. We investigated ten obese individuals (body mass index (BMI) 42.4 ± 3.7 kg/m(2)) and ten normal-weight healthy controls (HC, BMI 23.9 ± 2.5 kg/m(2)) with (S,S)-[(11)C]-O-methylreboxetine ([(11)C]MRB) positron emission tomography (PET). All participants completed the TFEQ, which measures cognitive restraint, disinhibition and hunger...
June 21, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647254/quantifying-public-health-benefits-of-environmental-strategy-of-pm2-5-air-quality-management-in-beijing-tianjin-hebei-region-china
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Li Chen, Mengshuang Shi, Suhuan Li, Shuang Gao, Hui Zhang, Yanling Sun, Jian Mao, Zhipeng Bai, Zhongliang Wang, Jiang Zhou
In 2013, China issued "Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan (Action Plan)" to improve air quality. To assess the benefits of this program in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH) region, where the density of population and emissions vary greatly, we simulated the air quality benefit based on BenMAP to satisfy the Action Plan. In this study, we estimate PM2.5 concentration using Voronoi spatial interpolation method on a grid with a spatial resolution of 1×1km(2). Combined with the exposure-response function between PM2...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646782/emotional-dysregulation-in-borderline-personality-disorder-and-its-influence-on-communication-behavior-and-feelings-in-romantic-relationships
#15
Annemarie Miano, Luna Grosselli, Stefan Roepke, Isabel Dziobek
Dysfunction in romantic relationships constitutes one of the most burdensome symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD). The aim of this study was to ascertain how emotional dysregulation affects behavior and relationship related feelings of women with BPD in threatening conversations with their own romantic partner. Thirty couples in which the women were diagnosed with BPD and 34 healthy control (HC) couples were videotaped while discussing personally threatening (i.e., personal failure) and relationship-threatening (i...
June 13, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646351/rare-cyclophosphamide-induced-hemorrhagic-cystitis-in-a-chinese-population-with-rheumatic-diseases
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Liuqin Liang, Donging Chen, Xiaodong Wang, Zheng Yang, Jun Zhou, Zhongping Zhan, Fan Lian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence, severity, risk factors, and treatment outcomes of cyclophosphamide (CYC)-induced hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) in patients with rheumatic diseases. METHODS: We collected the clinical data from 1284 consecutive patients admitted to The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University who were treated with CYC between 2006 and 2016, and then conducted a retrospective analysis. RESULTS: The mean cumulative dose of CYC was 18...
June 23, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646243/provitamin-a-carotenoids-from-an-engineered-high-carotenoid-maize-are-bioavailable-and-zeaxanthin-does-not-compromise-%C3%AE-carotene-absorption-in-poultry
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Joana Díaz-Gómez, Jose A Moreno, Eduardo Angulo, Gerhard Sandmann, Changfu Zhu, Teresa Capell, Carmina Nogareda
High-carotenoid (HC) maize, a biofortified staple crop which accumulates β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin, was used as a feed component in a chicken feeding trial to assess the bioavailability of provitamin A (PVA) carotenoids in the kernel matrix compared to the synthetic and natural color additives routinely used in the poultry industry. We found that the PVA carotenoids in HC maize were not metabolized in the same manner: β-carotene was preferentially converted into retinol in the intestine whereas β-cryptoxanthin accumulated in the liver...
June 23, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645775/altered-populations-of-natural-killer-cells-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-and-regulatory-t-cells-in-major-depressive-disorder-association-with-sleep-disturbance
#18
Hideo Suzuki, Jonathan Savitz, T Kent Teague, Siva K Gandhapudi, Chibing Tan, Masaya Misaki, Brett A McKinney, Michael R Irwin, Wayne C Drevets, Jerzy Bodurka
A subset of individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have impaired adaptive immunity characterized by a greater vulnerability to viral infection and a deficient response to vaccination along with a decrease in the number and/or activity of T cells and natural killer cells (NKC). Nevertheless, it remains unclear which specific subsets of lymphocytes are altered in MDD, a shortcoming we address here by utilizing an advanced fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) method that allows for the differentiation of important functionally-distinct lymphocyte sub-populations...
June 20, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645229/cognitive-function-in-early-psychosis-patients-from-a-lower-middle-income-country
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Muhammed Omair Husain, Imran B Chaudhry, Rachel Thomasson, Tayyeba Kiran, Paul Bassett, Muhammad I Husain, Farooq Naeem, Nusrat Husain
OBJECTIVES: To establish evidence of cognitive changes in early psychosis (EP) patients compared to healthy controls (HC) in Pakistan. METHODS: Fifty-one participants with EP were recruited from psychiatric units in Karachi and Rawalpindi, Pakistan and matched with 51 HC. Neurocognitive domains were assessed using standardised neuropsychological tests [the Stroop test, block design, Matrix Reasoning, picture completion, object assembly, oral fluency, memory for design, Coughlan learning task (verbal and visual)]...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645025/decreased-functional-connectivity-and-disrupted-neural-network-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-affective-disorders-a-resting-state-fnirs-study
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Huilin Zhu, Jie Xu, Jiangxue Li, Hongjun Peng, Tingting Cai, Xinge Li, Shijing Wu, Wei Cao, Sailing He
BACKGROUND: Affective disorders (AD) have been conceptualized as neural network-level diseases. In this study, we utilized functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to investigate the spontaneous hemodynamic activities in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of the AD patients with or without medications. METHODS: 42 optical channels were applied to cover the superior frontal gyrus (SFG), middle frontal gyrus (MFG), and inferior frontal gyrus (IFG), which constitute one of the most important affective networks of the brain...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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