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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820933/surface-chemistry-of-la0-99sr0-01nbo4-d-and-its-implication-for-proton-conduction
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Cheng Li, Stevin S Pramana, Na Ni, John A Kilner, Stephen J Skinner
Acceptor doped LaNbO4 is a promising electrolyte material for proton conducting fuel cell (PCFC) applications. As charge transfer processes govern device performance, the outermost surface of acceptor doped LaNbO4 will play an important role in determining the overall cell performance. However, the surface composition is poorly characterized, and the understanding of its impact on the proton exchange process is rudimentary. In this work, the surface chemistry of 1 at% Sr doped LaNbO4 (La0.99Sr0.01NbO4-d, denoted as LSNO) proton conductor is characterized using LEIS and SIMS...
August 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820737/when-one-disease-is-not-enough-succinyl-coa-3-oxoacid-coenzyme-a-transferase-scot-deficiency-due-to-a-novel-mutation-in-oxct1-in-an-infant-with-known-phenylketonuria
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Jan-Niclas Schwade, Matthias Endmann, Thomas Hofmann, Stephan Rust, Jörn Oliver Sass, Frank Rutsch
A 9-month-old Turkish girl was admitted several times within 3 months to the hospital in reduced general condition and with extreme tachypnea. The patient had been diagnosed with phenylketonuria (PKU) in newborn screening and has been treated with a low phenylalanine diet and amino acid supplements. Each time an unexplained pronounced metabolic acidosis was noted, and the child was treated with sodium-bicarbonate and glucose-electrolyte infusions. The acidosis with only slightly abnormal glucose, normal lactate levels and pronounced ketonuria suggested a defect in ketone body utilization...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820294/k-deficiency-caused-defects-in-renal-tubular-cell-proliferation-oxidative-stress-response-tissue-repair-and-tight-junction-integrity-but-enhanced-energy-production-proteasome-function-and-cellular-k-uptake
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Chompunoot Kapincharanon, Visith Thongboonkerd
Hypokalemia is a common electrolyte disorder in hospitalized patients and those with chronic diseases and is associated with renal tubular injury. Our recent expression proteomics study revealed changes in levels of several proteins in renal tubular cells during K(+) deficiency. However, functional significance and mechanisms underlying such changes remained unclear. The present study, thus, aimed to investigate functional changes of renal tubular cells induced by K(+) deficiency. MDCK cells were maintained in normal-K(+) (ANK; [K(+)] = 5...
August 18, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806049/electrolytes-oral-electrolyte-solutions
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Lisa Harris
Oral electrolyte solutions are used widely for rehydration in diarrheal illness and to maintain hydration during vigorous exercise. In diarrheal illness, an oral rehydration solution (ORS) typically is preferred over intravenous fluids except for patients with severe dehydration. The preferred ORS is one similar to the glucose-containing reduced osmolarity World Health Organization ORS. There also are polymer-based solutions that use rice or wheat as the source of carbohydrates but these are not widely recommended...
August 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806048/electrolytes-calcium-disorders
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Craig Barstow
A normal serum calcium level is 8 to 10 mg/dL. The diagnosis of hypercalcemia (ie, levels 10.5 mg/dL or greater) should be confirmed with an albumin-adjusted or ionized calcium level. The two most common causes of hypercalcemia are hyperparathyroidism and malignancy. Drugs, notably lithium and thiazide diuretics, also can cause hypercalcemia. Patients with severe or symptomatic hypercalcemia should be treated initially with hydration to decrease calcium levels. The evaluation should include a parathyroid hormone (PTH) level...
August 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779824/nutritional-problems-affecting-older-adults
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Neva L Crogan
Nutritional problems, such as malnutrition, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance, are multifaceted and complex issues for older adults. This article describes these potential nutritional problems and then discusses evidence-based assessment strategies and treatment modalities that target these problems. Micronutrient deficiency is explored and evidence-based supplementation discussed. Many factors contribute to weight loss and malnutrition in older adults. These factors are classified as social, psychological, and/or biological...
September 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774370/-recurrent-anorexia-and-pigmentation-of-skin-for-more-than-two-months-in-an-infant
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Zhang-Qian Zheng, Bing-Bing Wu, Miao-Ying Zhang, Wei Lu, Fei-Hong Luo
A 2-month-old boy presented with adrenal insufficiency, impaired liver function, hypertriglyceridemia, significantly elevated creatine kinase and electrolyte disturbance. Microarray comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) analysis test showed a pathogenic 8.7 Mb deletion in the short arm of chromosome X (Xp21.3 - p21.1) and confirmed the diagnosis of complex glycerol kinase deficiency (cGKD). He was treated with hydrocortisone, coenzyme Q10 and L-carnitine and was subsequently followed up for 4 years. His serum cortisol levels returned to normal one week later after treatment, but the serum creatine kinase, triglyceride and aminotransferase levels were progressively increased along with mental retardation and decreased muscular strength...
August 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718031/newcomers-in-paediatric-gi-pathology-childhood-enteropathies-including-very-early-onset-monogenic-ibd
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Arzu Ensari, Judith Kelsen, Pierre Russo
Childhood enteropathies are a group of diseases causing severe chronic (>2-3 weeks) diarrhoea often starting in the first week of life with the potential for fatal complications for the affected infant. Early identification and accurate classification of childhood enteropathies are, therefore, crucial for making treatment decisions to prevent life-threatening complications. Childhood enteropathies are classified into four groups based on the underlying pathology: (i) conditions related to defective digestion, absorption and transport of nutrients and electrolytes; (ii) disorders related to enterocyte differentiation and polarization; (iii) defects of enteroendocrine cell differentiation; and (iv) disorders associated with defective modulation of intestinal immune response...
July 17, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710130/dead-or-alive-using-membrane-failure-and-chlorophyll-fluorescence-to-predict-mortality-from-drought
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Carmela Rosaria Guadagno, Brent E Ewers, Heather N Speckman, Timothy L Aston, Bridger J Huhn, Stanley B DeVore, Joshua T Ladwig, Rachel N Strawn, Cynthia Weinig
Climate models predict widespread increases in both drought intensity and duration in the next decades. Although water deficiency is one of the greatest environmental pressures to plant survival, limited understanding of how plants respond to extreme drought impedes adequate forecasts of how increasing aridity will impact both forest and crop productivity. Drought induces a suite of physiological responses; however, we lack an accurate mechanistic description of plant response to lethal drought that would improve predictive understanding of the timing of lethal drought with climate change...
July 14, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702099/strategies-for-early-metabolic-disturbances-in-patients-with-an-end-jejunostomy-or-end-ileostomy-experience-from-a-specialized-home-parenteral-nutrition-hpn-center
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Michał Ławiński, Dominika Haraszczuk, Aleksandra Gradowska, Justyna Z Kostro, Agnieszka Bzikowska, Jacek Sobocki
INTRODUCTION: An end stoma syndrome is usually the result of an intentional surgical intervention in the course of staged treatment or a complication of surgery. These patients most frequently suffer from water and electrolyte disturbances, malnutrition syndromes caused by malabsorption of trace elements and/or vitamins, and undernutrition. AIM: To present early metabolic disturbances observed in patients with an end jejunostomy or end ileostomy syndrome on the first day of their hospitalization in a specialist Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) center...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641304/hyperemesis-gravidarum-a-review-of-recent-literature
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Viktoriya London, Stephanie Grube, David M Sherer, Ovadia Abulafia
BACKGROUND: In the United States, hyperemesis gravidarum is the most common cause of hospitalization during the first half of pregnancy and is second only to preterm labor for hospitalizations in pregnancy overall. In approximately 0.3-3% of pregnancies, hyperemesis gravidarum is prevalent and this percentage varies on account of different diagnostic criteria and ethnic variation in study populations. Despite extensive research in this field, the mechanism of the disease is largely unknown...
2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625255/-effect-of-vitamin-d3-on-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-study
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Fulai Ding, Bin Zang, Jiahong Fu, Kaiqiang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To observe the relationship between vitamin D3 and the severity as well as prognosis in patients with sepsis, and to explore whether exogenous vitamin D3 can improve the prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: A prospective randomized double-blind placebo study was conducted. Fifty-seven patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from March to November in 2015 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616818/fosfomycin-for-the-treatment-of-drug-resistant-urinary-tract-infections-potential-of-an-old-drug-not-explored-fully
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Vrushali Patwardhan, Sarman Singh
INTRODUCTION: Increased emergence of bacterial resistance and the limited options of novel antimicrobial agents have necessitated the reintroduction of some old antimicrobial agents. One such drug is fosfomycin, but its potential has not been explored fully, especially in India. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze the in vitro activity of fosfomycin, against the urinary isolates and to compare it with in vitro activity of other orally administered antimicrobial agents...
June 14, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603964/particle-size-influences-on-the-coating-microstructure-through-green-chromia-inclusion-in-plasma-electrolytic-oxidation
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Chen-Yu Liu, Dah-Shyang Tsai, Jian-Mao Wang, James T J Tsai, Chen-Chia Chou
In an effort to color the aluminum alloy surface green via plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO), two alkaline solutions have been employed with particulate inclusions and sodium aluminate. Electrolyte I comprises a self-made chromia pigment with a mean particle size 69 nm, whereas electrolyte II contains a commercially available pigment, GN-M, with a larger particle size 351 nm. Both pigments are oxygen deficient Cr2O3-δ of corundum-type structure before coating, the oxidative environment of PEO converts them into stoichiometric Cr2O3...
June 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602536/national-incidence-of-reportable-quality-metrics-in-the-knee-arthroplasty-population
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Joseph E Tanenbaum, Derrick M Knapik, Steven J Fitzgerald, Randall E Marcus
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) characterizes adverse quality events in the inpatient setting as patient safety indicators (PSI). The incidence of PSI has not been quantified in the total knee arthroplasty (TKA) population. METHODS: All patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample who underwent primary TKA during an inpatient episode in 2013 were identified using International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594423/high-performance-bi-layer-atomic-switching-devices
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Jae Hyeok Ju, Sung Kyu Jang, Hyeonje Son, Jin-Hong Park, Sungjoo Lee
Atomic switches, also known as conductive bridging random access memory devices, are resistive-switching devices that utilize the electrochemical reactions within a solid electrolyte between metal electrodes, and are considered essential components of future information storage and logic building blocks. In spite of their advantages as next generation switching components such as high density, large scalability, and low power consumption, the large deviations in their electrical properties and the instability of their switching behaviors hinder their application in information processing systems...
June 8, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590468/the-influence-of-cation-ordering-oxygen-vacancy-distribution-and-proton-siting-on-observed-properties-in-ceramic-electrolytes-the-case-of-scandium-substituted-barium-titanate
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Nico Torino, Paul F Henry, Christopher S Knee, Tor Svendsen Bjørheim, Seikh M H Rahman, Emma Suard, Carlotta Giacobbe, Sten G Eriksson
The origin of the 2-order of magnitude difference in the proton conductivity of the hydrated forms of hexagonal and cubic oxygen deficient BaScxTi1-xO3-δ (x = 0.2 and x = 0.7) was probed using a combination of neutron diffraction and density functional theory techniques to support published X-ray diffraction, conductivity, thermogravimetric and differential scanning calorimetry studies. Cation ordering is found in the 6H structure type (space group P63/mmc) adopted by BaSc0.2Ti0.8O3-δ with scandium preferentially substituting in the vertex sharing octahedra (2a crystallographic site) and avoiding the face-sharing octahedra (4f site)...
June 7, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557682/an-infant-presenting-with-failure-to-thrive-and-hyperkalaemia-owing-to-transient-pseudohypoaldosteronism-case-report
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Marieke De Clerck, Johan Vande Walle, Evelyn Dhont, Joke Dehoorne, Werner Keenswijk
A 3-month-old boy presented with failure to thrive and a history of a prenatally detected unilateral hydroureteronephrosis which was confirmed after birth. His growth and developmental milestones had been normal during the first 2 months but in the third month his appetite was poor with reduced intake but no vomiting. At presentation, his temperature was normal, there was mild dehydration and there was weight loss (his weight had decreased by 270 g in the past month). Haemoglobin was 11.9 g/dL, total white cell count 20...
May 30, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544484/neglected-issues-concerning-teaching-human-adrenal-steroidogenesis-in-popular-biochemistry-textbooks
#19
Zhiyong Han, Mark S Elliott
In the human body, the adrenal steroids collectively regulate a plethora of fundamental functions, including electrolyte and water balance, blood pressure, stress response, intermediary metabolism, inflammation, and immunity. Therefore, adrenal steroidogenesis is an important biochemistry topic for students to learn in order for them to understand health consequences caused by deficiencies of enzymes in the adrenal steroidogenic pathways. However, popular biochemistry textbooks contain insufficient information and may sometimes give students a misimpression about certain aspects of human adrenal steroidogenesis...
May 19, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499656/outcome-of-a-step-up-treatment-strategy-for-chyle-leakage-after-esophagectomy
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Teun J Weijs, Jelle P Ruurda, Maria E Broekhuizen, Tom C L Bracco Gartner, Richard van Hillegersberg
BACKGROUND: Thoracic chyle leakage is a major complication of esophagectomy. In this study our treatment strategy for chyle leakage was evaluated and its risk factors were identified. METHODS: According to the Esophagectomy Complications Consensus Group recommendations, chyle leakage was classified as follows: I, enteric dietary modifications; II, total parenteral nutrition (TPN); and III, interventional or surgical therapy. It was graded as A, less than 1,000 mL per day; or B, more than 1,000 mL per day...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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