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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231115/statistical-analysis-of-mineral-concentration-for-the-geographic-identification-of-garlic-samples-from-sicily-italy-tunisia-and-spain
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Rossella Vadalà, Antonio F Mottese, Giuseppe D Bua, Andrea Salvo, Domenico Mallamace, Carmelo Corsaro, Sebastiano Vasi, Salvatore V Giofrè, Maria Alfa, Nicola Cicero, Giacomo Dugo
We performed a statistical analysis of the concentration of mineral elements, by means of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), in different varieties of garlic from Spain, Tunisia, and Italy. Nubia Red Garlic (Sicily) is one of the most known Italian varieties that belongs to traditional Italian food products (P.A.T.) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. The obtained results suggest that the concentrations of the considered elements may serve as geographical indicators for the discrimination of the origin of the different samples...
March 15, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230344/fully-automatic-in-syringe-magnetic-stirring-assisted-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-hyphenated-to-high-temperature-torch-integrated-sample-introduction-system-inductively-coupled-plasma-spectrometer-with-direct-analysis-of-the-organic-phase
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Raquel Sanchez, Burkhard Horstkotte, Katerina Fikarova, Hana Sklenářová, Salvador Maestre, Manuel Miró, José Luis Todoli
A proof of concept study involving the on-line coupling of automatic dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) to ICP OES with direct introduction and analysis of the organic extract is herein reported for the first time. The flow-based analyzer features a Lab-In-Syringe (LIS) setup with an integrated stirring system, a Meinhard® nebulizer in combination with a heated single-pass spray chamber, and a rotary injection valve, used as on-line interface between the microextraction system and the detection instrument...
February 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227508/design-and-evaluation-of-a-low-cost-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-system
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Ranjani Sampath Kumaran, Bradly Greger, Jennifer Blain Christen, Ranjani Sampath Kumaran, Bradly Greger, Jennifer Blain Christen, Jennifer Blain Christen, Ranjani Sampath Kumaran, Bradly Greger
One of the most life-threatening neural conditions is elevated intracranial pressure (ICP); it is associated with ischemia and poor short- and long-term outcomes. Currently, monitoring systems that accurately measure ICP are either highly invasive or inaccurate. This work explores the design and evaluation of an epidural intracranial pressure monitoring system for low-cost, minimally invasive detection. Our goal is to develop a monitoring system that could also be integrated with an electrocorticography (ECoG) system...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226898/inductive-passive-sensor-for-intraparenchymal-and-intraventricular-monitoring-of-intracranial-pressure
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Mohammad H Behfar, Emily Abada, Lauri Sydanheimo, Ken Goldman, Aaron J Fleischman, Nalin Gupta, Leena Ukkonen, Shuvo Roy, Mohammad H Behfar, Emily Abada, Lauri Sydanheimo, Ken Goldman, Aaron J Fleischman, Nalin Gupta, Leena Ukkonen, Shuvo Roy, Lauri Sydanheimo, Aaron J Fleischman, Leena Ukkonen, Mohammad H Behfar, Nalin Gupta, Shuvo Roy, Ken Goldman, Emily Abada
Accurate measurement of intracranial hypertension is crucial for the management of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). Catheter-based intraventricular ICP measurement is regarded as the gold standard for accurate ICP monitoring. However, this method is invasive, time-limited, and associated with complications. In this paper, we propose an implantable passive sensor that could be used for continuous intraparenchymal and intraventricular ICP monitoring. Moreover, the sensor can be placed simultaneously along with a cerebrospinal fluid shunt system in order to monitor its function...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225126/carborane-layered-double-hydroxide-nanohybrids-for-potential-targeted-and-magnetically-targeted-bnct-applications
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Ahmet Nedim Ay, Hande Akar, Adnana Zaulet, Clara Viňas, Francesc Teixidor, Birgul Zumreoglu-Karan
Carborane-intercalated layered double hydroxide nanohybrids (CB-LDH) and a magnesium ferrite (MF) supported-CB-LDH core-shell nanocomposite (CB-LDH@MF) are reported. The preparation of nanohybrids were carried out by exchanging the interlayer nitrate groups of Mg-Al-NO3-LDH with monothiol-o-carborane (SCB), 1-methyl-2-carboxyl-o-carborane (MeCB), 1-phenyl-2-carboxyl-o-carborane (PhCB) and 1,12-dicarboxyl-p-carborane (COOHCB) molecules. A magnetic core-shell nanocomposite was further prepared by supporting the COOHCB-LDH nanohybrid on MF nanoparticles...
February 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224906/a-comparative-study-of-sample-dissolution-techniques-and-plasma-based-instruments-for-the-precise-and-accurate-quantification-of-rees-in-mineral-matrices
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Laurence Whitty-Léveillé, Keven Turgeon, Claude Bazin, Dominic Larivière
The recent commercialisation of inductively coupled plasma tandem mass spectrometric (ICP-MS/MS) instruments has provided analytical chemists with a new tool to properly quantify atomic composition in a variety of matrices with minimal sample preparation. In this article, we report on our assessment of the compatibility of 3 sample preparation techniques (open-vessel acid digestion, microwave digestion and alkaline fusion) for the quantification of rare earth elements (REEs) in mineral matrices. The combination of the high digestion temperatures (1050 °C) and using LiBO2 as a flux was the most effective strategy for the digestion of all rare earth elements in mineral matrices and was compatible with ICP-MS/MS measurements...
April 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224153/synthesis-and-characterization-of-a-series-of-novel-perovskite-type-lamno3-keggin-type-polyoxometalate-hybrid-nanomaterials-for-fast-and-selective-removal-of-cationic-dyes-from-aqueous-solutions
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Saeed Farhadi, Farzaneh Mahmoudi, Mostafa M Amini, Michal Dusek, Marketa Jarosova
In this paper, Keggin-type heteropoly acids H3PMo12O40 (PMo12), H3PW12O40 (PW12) and H4SiW12O40 (SiW12) were successfully supported on silica-coated perovskite type LaMnO3 nanoparticles by a simple acid-base reaction. These novel hybrid nanomaterials (denoted as LaMnO3@SiO2/PMo12 (1), LaMnO3@SiO2/PW12 (2), and LaMnO3@SiO2/SiW12 (3)) were characterized by means of FT-IR, PXRD, inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometry, SEM, EDX, TEM and BET surface area analysis. Furthermore, the adsorption abilities of 1-3 were tested towards cationic methylene blue (MB) and anionic methyl orange (MO) dyes...
February 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222503/selenium-levels-in-serum-red-blood-cells-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-a-report-from-the-australian-imaging-biomarker-lifestyle-flagship-study-of-ageing-aibl
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Bárbara R Cardoso, Dominic J Hare, Ashley I Bush, Qiao-Xin Li, Christopher J Fowler, Colin L Masters, Ralph N Martins, Katherine Ganio, Amber Lothian, Soumya Mukherjee, Eugene A Kapp, Blaine R Roberts
Selenium (Se) protects cells against oxidative stress damage through a range of bioactive selenoproteins. Increased oxidative stress is a prominent feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and previous studies have shown that Se deficiency is associated with age-related cognitive decline. In this study, we assessed Se status in different biofluids from a subgroup of participants in the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing. As Se in humans can either be an active component of selenoproteins or inactive via non-specific incorporation into other proteins, we used both size exclusion chromatography-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (SEC-ICP-MS) and tandem mass spectrometry to characterize selenoproteins in serum...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220387/cadmium-concentration-in-human-autopsy-tissues
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Teresa Lech, Józefa K Sadlik
The concentration of cadmium in human tissues obtained on the basis of autopsies of non-poisoned Polish people (n = 150), aged from 1 to 80 years, examined between 1990 and 2010, is presented. The following values were found in wet digested samples by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) (mean ± SD, median, and range, μg/g of wet weight): brain 0.020 ± 0.031, 0.084, 0-0.120 (n = 41); stomach 0.148 ± 0.195, 0.084, 0-1.25 (n = 89); small intestine 0.227 ± 0.231, 0.130, 0-0.830 (n = 39); liver 1...
February 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219789/acetazolamide-lowers-intracranial-pressure-and-modulates-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-secretion-pathway-in-healthy-rats
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Maria Uldall, Hannah Botfield, Inger Jansen-Olesen, Alexandra Sinclair, Rigmor Jensen
Acetazolamide is one of the most widely used drugs for lowering intracranial pressure (ICP) and is believed to reduce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) secretion via its action on the choroid plexus (CP). In the CP the main driving force for CSF secretion is primarily active transport of Na(+) ions facilitated by the Na/K ATPase. Transmembrane water channels, known as aquaporins (AQP), are also present in the CP and play an important role in the movement of water. In the present study, we investigated the effect of a single dose acetazolamide on the activity of the Na/K ATPase and ICP...
February 17, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219399/noninvasive-detection-of-alarming-intracranial-pressure-changes-by-auditory-monitoring-in-early-management-of-brain-injury-a-prospective-invasive-versus-noninvasive-study
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Fabrice Giraudet, François Longeras, Aurélien Mulliez, Aurélie Thalamy, Bruno Pereira, Paul Avan, Laurent Sakka
BACKGROUND: In brain-injured patients intracranial pressure (ICP) is monitored invasively by a ventricular or intraparenchymal transducer. The procedure requires specific expertise and exposes the patient to complications such as malposition, hemorrhage or infection. As inner-ear fluid compartments are connected to the cerebrospinal fluid space, ICP changes elicit subtle changes in the physiology of the inner ear. Notably, we previously demonstrated that the phase of cochlear microphonic potential (CM) generated by sound stimuli rotates with ICP...
February 21, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217148/profiling-metals-in-cordyceps-sinensis-by-using-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
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Xin Wei, Hankun Hu, Baogeng Zheng, Zikri Arslan, Hung-Chung Huang, Weidong Mao, Yi-Ming Liu
Cordyceps sinensis (C. sinensis) is a natural product that has diverse nutritional and medicinal values. Since the availability of natural C. sinensis becomes limited its authentication and quality control is of high significance. Herein we report on profiling of metals in C. sinensis by using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The analysis reveals that C. sinensis contains a wide array of essential elements, including P, Mg, Zn, Cu, Fe, etc. Toxic metals detected are Cd, Pb, and As. In all five samples analyzed Pb contents are below 2...
January 28, 2017: Analytical Methods: Advancing Methods and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215427/method-of-hypertonic-saline-administration-effects-on-osmolality-in-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
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Kelly L Maguigan, Bradley M Dennis, Susan E Hamblin, Oscar D Guillamondegui
Hypertonic saline (HTS) is an effective therapy for reducing intracranial pressure (ICP). The ideal method of administration is unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the method of HTS infusion and time to goal osmolality. A retrospective cohort analysis was conducted in severe TBI patients with ICP monitoring in place who received 2 doses of HTS. Patients were divided into bolus versus continuous infusion HTS cohorts. The primary outcome was median time to goal osmolality. Secondary outcomes included percentage of patients reaching goal osmolality, percent time at goal osmolality, mean cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) and ICP, ICU length of stay, and mortality...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214636/a-case-of-evolving-bilateral-sphenoidal-meningoencephalocoeles-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Varun Aggarwal, Pankaj Shivhare, E R Jayadevan, Vinod Felix, Mathew Abraham, Suresh Nair, Prakash Nair
The evolution of sphenoid sinus meningoencephalocoeles and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea is poorly understood. We present a case demonstrating the gradual evolution of encephalocoeles from both the lateral walls of a previously normal sphenoid sinus in a patient with dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF), the CSF leak which developed following staged embolisation of the DAVF was managed by an endoscopic endonasal transpterygoid approach. Our findings suggest that over a period of time, chronic elevation of intracranial pressure (ICP) results in gradual erosion of the lateral wall of the sphenoid with development of meningoencephalocoeles and CSF leaks...
February 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214075/asymmetric-total-synthesis-of-tetrahydroprotoberberine-derivatives-and-evaluation-of-their-binding-affinities-at-dopamine-receptors
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David Y W Lee, Jing Liu, Shuzhen Zhang, Peng Huang, Lee-Yuan Liu-Chen
Cocaine addiction remains a serious challenge for clinical and medical research because there is no effective pharmacological treatment. l-THP, a natural product isolated from Corydalis yanhusuo W.T. Wang, is one of the most frequently used traditional herbs to treat drug addiction in China. Our laboratory first reported that its demethylated metabolites l-ICP, l-CD, and l-CP had high affinity at dopamine D1, D2, and D5 receptors. Here we report the chemical synthesis of these metabolites and other derivatives and their binding affinities at dopamine receptors...
January 31, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210756/high-precision-zinc-stable-isotope-measurement-of-certified-biological-reference-materials-using-the-double-spike-technique-and-multiple-collector-icp-ms
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Rebekah E T Moore, Fiona Larner, Barry J Coles, Mark Rehkämper
Biological reference materials with well-characterised stable isotope compositions are lacking in the field of 'isotope biochemistry', which seeks to understand bodily processes that rely on essential metals by determining metal stable isotope ratios. Here, we present Zn stable isotope data for six biological reference materials with certified trace metal concentrations: fish muscle, bovine muscle, pig kidney, human hair, human blood serum and human urine. Replicate analyses of multiple aliquots of each material achieved reproducibilities (2sd) of 0...
February 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208265/effect-of-nanoemitters-on-suppressing-the-formation-of-metal-adduct-ions-in-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Jun Hu, Qi-Yuan Guan, Jiang Wang, Xiao-Xiao Jiang, Zeng-Qiang Wu, Xing-Hua Xia, Jing-Juan Xu, Hong-Yuan Chen
In the work, we showed that the use of nanoemitters (tip dimension <1 μm, typically ∼100 nm) could dramatically reduce the nonspecific metal adduction to peptide or protein ions as well as improve the matrix tolerance of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). The proton-enriched smaller initial droplets are supposed to have played a significant role in suppressing the formation of metal adduct ions in nanoemitters. The proton-enrichment effect in the nanoemitters is related to both the exclusion-enrichment effect (EEE) and the ion concentration polarization effect (ICP effect), which permit the molecular ions to be regulated to protonated ones...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208247/quantum-dots-labeling-strategy-for-counting-and-visualization-of-hepg2-cells
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Bin Yang, Beibei Chen, Man He, Bin Hu
We report a sensitive, selective, simple, and reliable magnetic immunoassay protocol for detection and imaging of HepG2 cells. After being captured by Cs-doped multicore magnetic nanoparticles (MMNPs), HepG2 cells were labeled by CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QDs), which could be visualized by fluorescence imaging using the photoluminescence property of QDs, and subsequently, they can be counted by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) with Cd/Cs as elemental tag. Because of the superior photoluminescence properties and the large quantities of detectable Cd atoms contained in the QDs core, QDs play a dual function role in this assay, making the method easier and more comprehensive than other similar approaches...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206880/determination-of-zn-in-dry-feeds-for-cats-and-dogs-by-energy-dispersive-x-ray-fluorescence-spectrometry
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Dayara Virgnía L Ávila, Sidnei O Souza, Silvânio Silvério L Costa, Rennan Geovanny O Araujo, Carlos Alexandre B Garcia, José do Patrocínio H Alves, Elisangela A Passos
This work describes an analytical method for Zn determination in dry feeds for cats and dogs by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF). Samples of dry feed were powdered and prepared in the form of pellets for direct analysis by EDXRF. The LOQ (10σ) was 0.4 mg/kg. The samples were also analyzed by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) as an independent comparative method. Application of a paired t-test showed no significant differences between Zn concentrations obtained by EDXRF and ICP-OES (at a 95% confidence level)...
November 1, 2016: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205217/using-cluster-analysis-and-icp-ms-to-identify-groups-of-ecstasy-tablets-in-sao-paulo-state-brazil
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Camila Maione, Vanessa Cristina de Oliveira Souza, Loraine Rezende Togni, José Luiz da Costa, Andres Dobal Campiglia, Fernando Barbosa, Rommel Melgaço Barbosa
The variations found in the elemental composition in ecstasy samples result in spectral profiles with useful information for data analysis, and cluster analysis of these profiles can help uncover different categories of the drug. We provide a cluster analysis of ecstasy tablets based on their elemental composition. Twenty-five elements were determined by ICP-MS in tablets apprehended by Sao Paulo's State Police, Brazil. We employ the K-means clustering algorithm along with C4.5 decision tree to help us interpret the clustering results...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
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