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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527182/water-for-agriculture-the-convergence-of-sustainability-and-safety
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Sarah M Markland, David Ingram, Kalmia E Kniel, Manan Sharma
Agricultural water is a precious and limited resource. Increasingly more water types and sources are being explored for use in irrigation within the United States and across the globe. As outlined in this chapter, the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) in the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) provide irrigation water standards for application of water to fruits and vegetables consumed raw. These rules for production and use of water will continue to develop and be required as the world experiences aspects of a changing climate including flooding as well as drought conditions...
May 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526569/total-joint-replacement-for-neglected-posterior-knee-dislocation-following-septic-arthritis-after-arthroscopy
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Yusuf Öztürkmen, Yunus Emre Akman, Ethem Ayhan Ünkar, Erhan Şükür
This report presents the first case of a knee dislocation following septic arthritis after arthroscopy. A 65-year-old woman had an arthroscopy with irrigation and debridement (I&D) of the joint and microfracture for the chondral lesions. She had complaints of postarthroscopic infection but non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and local ice compression was recommended. She revisited her physician twice and at the last visit she had a large purulent effusion in her knee. The gram stain of the joint fluid aspirate demonstrated gram-positive cocci and the cultures grew methicilline-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus...
May 16, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515887/bottom-up-and-top-down-effects-of-tree-species-diversity-on-leaf-insect-herbivory
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Bastien Castagneyrol, Damien Bonal, Maxime Damien, Hervé Jactel, Céline Meredieu, Evalyne W Muiruri, Luc Barbaro
The diversity of plant neighbors commonly results in direct, bottom-up effects on herbivore ability to locate their host, and in indirect effects on herbivores involving changes in plant traits and a top-down control by their enemies. Yet, the relative contribution of bottom-up and top-down forces remains poorly understood. We also lack knowledge on the effect of abiotic constraints such as summer drought on the strength and direction of these effects. We measured leaf damage on pedunculate oak (Quercus robur), alone or associated with birch, pine or both in a long-term tree diversity experiment (ORPHEE), where half of the plots were irrigated while the other half remained without irrigation and received only rainfall...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515571/estimating-yield-gaps-at-the-cropping-system-level
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Nicolas Guilpart, Patricio Grassini, Victor O Sadras, Jagadish Timsina, Kenneth G Cassman
Yield gap analyses of individual crops have been used to estimate opportunities for increasing crop production at local to global scales, thus providing information crucial to food security. However, increases in crop production can also be achieved by improving cropping system yield through modification of spatial and temporal arrangement of individual crops. In this paper we define the cropping system yield potential as the output from the combination of crops that gives the highest energy yield per unit of land and time, and the cropping system yield gap as the difference between actual energy yield of an existing cropping system and the cropping system yield potential...
May 2017: Field Crops Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513789/effect-of-final-irrigation-protocols-on-microhardness-reduction-and-erosion-of-root-canal-dentin
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Flávia Emi Razera Baldasso, Luana Roleto, Vinicius Duval da Silva, Renata Dornelles Morgental, Patrícia Maria Poli Kopper
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of final irrigation protocols on microhardness reduction and erosion of root canal dentin. Sixty root canals from mandibular incisors were instrumented and randomly divided into six groups (n = 10) according to the irrigant used: QMiX, 17% EDTA, 10% citric acid (CA), 1% peracetic acid (PA), 2.5% NaOCl (solution control), and distilled water (negative control). The chelating solutions were used to irrigate the canal followed by 2.5% NaOCl as a final flush. After the irrigation protocols, all specimens were rinsed with 10 mL of distilled water to remove any residue of the chemical solutions...
May 15, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512707/geochemistry-and-sources-of-fluoride-and-nitrate-contamination-of-groundwater-in-lar-area-south-iran
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Mohsen Rezaei, Masume Nikbakht, Ata Shakeri
Groundwater quality in bone-dry and semiarid areas of Iran is decreasing because of contaminants from natural origins and anthropogenic sources. Among many harmful contaminants, nitrate and fluoride ions are more common. This study was carried out with the aim of determining geochemical processes controlling chemistry of groundwater with special reference to nitrate and fluoride enrichment in groundwater in Lar plain aquifer, south of Iran. Groundwater samples were collected from 17 sites and analyzed for main constituents (Na, K, Ca, Mg, Cl, SO4(2-), HCO3(-), F(-), and NO3(-))...
May 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512652/comparison-of-simplistic-biofilm-models-for-%C3%A2-evaluating-irrigating-solutions
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Maximilian Gänsbauer, Andreas Burkovski, Matthias Karl, Tanja Grobecker-Karl
OBJECTIVE: Many innovations have recently been implemented in the field of endodontics, often based on a variety of in-vitro/ex-vivo test setups. It was the goal of this research to compare different biofilm models for evaluating the effectiveness of rinsing solutions. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Three different models have been applied in this study, including petri dishes with nutrient medium, arrays of human dentin disks, and split bovine root segments. The susceptibility of biofilms formed by Enterococcus faecalis to commonly used endodontic irrigants was tested...
May 16, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512536/effect-of-smear-clear-and-some-other-commonly-used-irrigants-on-dislodgement-resistance-of-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-to-root-dentin
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Mona Sadegh, Hasti Sohrabi, Mohamadjavad Kharazifard, Farzaneh Afkhami
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the push-out bond strength of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) to root canal dentin after irrigation with Smear Clear in comparison with 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), 2% chlorhexidine (CHX) and saline as commonly used root canal irrigants. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The coronal and mid-root areas of maxillary anterior teeth were horizontally sectioned into one-millimeter thick slices. The root canal lumen of dentinal slices was dilated using a diamond bur with 1...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512487/comparative-antimicrobial-efficacy-of-eucalyptus-galbie-and-myrtus-communis-l-extracts-chlorhexidine-and-sodium-hypochlorite-against-enterococcus-faecalis
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Mahdieh Nourzadeh, Arezu Amini, Farzaneh Fakoor, Maryam Raoof, Fariba Sharififar
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial effect of Eucalyptusgalbie and Myrtus communis L. methanolic extracts, chlorhexidine (CHX) and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) on Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis) as the predominant species isolated from infected root canals. METHODS AND MATERIALS: One hundred twenty mandibular premolars were randomly divided into 8 groups: Eucalyptusgalbie (E. galbie) 12.5 mg/mL, Myrtus communis L. (M. communis L...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512483/efficacy-of-different-root-canal-irrigants-on-smear-layer-removal-after-post-space-preparation-a-scanning-electron-microscopy-evaluation
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Rahele Mirseifinejad, Mehdi Tabrizizade, Abdolrahim Davari, Fateme Mehravar
INTRODUCTION: Effective durable adhesion between post material and dentine using resin cements is essential for longevity of restoration. The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the effect of different irrigants on smear layer removal after post space preparation. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 75 extracted anterior human teeth were selected. The canals were instrumented by rotary system and then were filled. After preparing the post space, teeth were divided into 5 groups according to irrigants: 17% EDTA; 17% EDTA+2% CHX; 5...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512480/effect-of-intra-canal-calcium-hydroxide-remnants-on-the-push-out-bond-strength-of-two-endodontic-sealers
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Sholeh Ghabraei, Behnam Bolhari, Fatemeh Yaghoobnejad, Naghmeh Meraji
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intra-canal calcium hydroxide (CH) remnants after ultrasonic irrigation and hand file removal on the push out bond strength of AH-26 and EndoSequence Bioceramic sealer (BC Sealer). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 102 single-rooted extracted human teeth were used in this study. After root canal preparation up to 35/0.04 Mtwo rotary file, all the specimens received CH dressing except for 34 specimens in the control group...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512466/salinity-stress-does-not-affect-root-uptake-dissemination-and-persistence-of-salmonella-in-sweet-basil-ocimum-basilicum
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Nirit Bernstein, Shlomo Sela Saldinger, Nativ Dudai, Elena Gorbatsevich
Crop produce can be contaminated in the field during cultivation by bacterial human pathogens originating from contaminated soil or irrigation water. The bacterial pathogens interact with the plant, can penetrate the plant via the root system and translocate and survive in above-ground tissues. The present study is first to investigate effects of an abiotic stress, salinity, on the interaction of plants with a bacterial human pathogen. The main sources of human bacterial contamination of plants are manures and marginal irrigation waters such as treated or un-treated wastewater...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512465/growth-water-use-and-nitrate-15-n-uptake-of-greenhouse-tomato-as-influenced-by-different-irrigation-patterns-15-n-labeled-depths-and-transplant-times
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Maomao Hou, Qiu Jin, Xinyu Lu, Jiyu Li, Huizhen Zhong, Yue Gao
Increasing water use efficiency and reducing nitrogen pollutant discharge are important tasks for modern agriculture. To evaluate the effect of alternate partial root-zone irrigation (APRI) on tomato plant growth, water use efficiency and nitrate-(15)N uptake, an experiment was conducted from June to December in 2014 under greenhouse condition in northern China. The experiment contained two irrigation patterns [APRI and conventional irrigation (CI)], two (15)N labeled depths in soil (10 and 50 cm) and two transplant time (early and late summer)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512463/allometric-models-for-predicting-aboveground-biomass-and-carbon-stock-of-tropical-perennial-c4-grasses-in-hawaii
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Adel H Youkhana, Richard M Ogoshi, James R Kiniry, Manyowa N Meki, Mae H Nakahata, Susan E Crow
Biomass is a promising renewable energy option that provides a more environmentally sustainable alternative to fossil resources by reducing the net flux of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. Yet, allometric models that allow the prediction of aboveground biomass (AGB), biomass carbon (C) stock non-destructively have not yet been developed for tropical perennial C4 grasses currently under consideration as potential bioenergy feedstock in Hawaii and other subtropical and tropical locations. The objectives of this study were to develop optimal allometric relationships and site-specific models to predict AGB, biomass C stock of napiergrass, energycane, and sugarcane under cultivation practices for renewable energy and validate these site-specific models against independent data sets generated from sites with widely different environments...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512283/unusual-root-canal-irrigation-solutions
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Zahed Mohammadi, Hamid Jafarzadeh, Sousan Shalavi, Jun-Ichiro Kinoshita
Microorganisms and their by-products play a critical role in pulp and periradicular pathosis. Therefore, one of the main purposes of root canal treatment is disinfection of the entire system of the canal. This aim may be obtained using mechanical preparation, chemical irrigation, and temporary medication of the canal. For this purpose, various irrigation solutions have been advocated. Common root canal irrigants, such as sodium hypochlorite, chlorhexidine, and a mixture of tetracycline, acid, and detergent have been extensively reviewed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511635/review-of-techniques-to-achieve-optical-surface-cleanliness-and-their-potential-application-to-surgical-endoscopes
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Davey Kreeft, Ewout Aart Arkenbout, Paulus Wilhelmus Johannes Henselmans, Wouter R van Furth, Paul Breedveld
A clear visualization of the operative field is of critical importance in endoscopic surgery. During surgery the endoscope lens can get fouled by body fluids (eg, blood), ground substance, rinsing fluid, bone dust, or smoke plumes, resulting in visual impairment. As a result, surgeons spend part of the procedure on intermittent cleaning of the endoscope lens. Current cleaning methods that rely on manual wiping or a lens irrigation system are still far from ideal, leading to longer procedure times, dirtying of the surgical site, and reduced visual acuity, potentially reducing patient safety...
May 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511520/effect-of-trauma-to-primary-tooth-on-permanent-maxillary-incisors-a-clinical-case-report
#17
Bhawana Gupta, Sachin Gupta, Jitesh Wadhwa, Alpa Gupta
Trauma to primary tooth leads to abnormal variations in crown and root canals of permanent teeth that presents a challenge in diagnosis and clinical management to the practitioner. This article presents a detailed case report of the endodontic treatment of a three canalled maxillary central incisor and maxillary lateral incisor having single canal with open apex linked with periodontal defect. Root canals were prepared with hand files and canals were irrigated with 2.5% sodium hypochlorite solution. Calcium hydroxide was placed as an intracanal medicament...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511359/occurrence-of-chemical-contaminants-in-peri-urban-agricultural-irrigation-waters-and-assessment-of-their-phytotoxicity-and-crop-productivity
#18
Anna Margenat, Víctor Matamoros, Sergi Díez, Núria Cañameras, Jordi Comas, Josep M Bayona
Water scarcity and water pollution have increased the pressure on water resources worldwide. This pressure is particularly important in highly populated areas where water demand exceeds the available natural resources. In this regard, water reuse has emerged as an excellent water source alternative for peri-urban agriculture. Nevertheless, it must cope with the occurrence of chemical contaminants, ranging from trace elements (TEs) to organic microcontaminants. In this study, chemical contaminants (i.e., 15 TEs, 34 contaminants of emerging concern (CECs)), bulk parameters, and nutrients from irrigation waters and crop productivity (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill...
May 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511357/establishing-and-testing-a-catchment-water-footprint-framework-to-inform-sustainable-irrigation-water-use-for-an-aquifer-under-stress
#19
Betsie le Roux, Michael van der Laan, Teunis Vahrmeijer, Keith L Bristow, John G Annandale
Future water scarcities in the face of an increasing population, climate change and the unsustainable use of aquifers will present major challenges to global food production. The ability of water footprints (WFs) to inform water resource management at catchment-scale was investigated on the Steenkoppies Aquifer, South Africa. Yields based on cropping areas were multiplied with season-specific WFs for each crop to determine blue and green water consumption by agriculture. Precipitation and evapotranspiration of natural vegetation and other uses of blue water were included with the agricultural WFs to compare water availability and consumption in a catchment sustainability assessment...
May 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511136/fate-of-pharmaceuticals-in-soil-after-application-of-stps-products-influence-of-physicochemical-properties-and-modelling-approach
#20
Xela García-Santiago, Juan M Garrido, Juan M Lema, Amaya Franco-Uría
Depurated effluents can be employed as reclaimed water for irrigation in regions with low precipitations, while nutrients-rich biosolids are usually applied as fertilizer for agricultural purposes. However, both practices may result in the accumulation of micropollutants in the soil compartment, the contamination of groundwater, and/or their biotransfer to different living organisms until they finally may reach human receptors. The fate and transport of seven pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) with different physicochemical properties was analysed for these scenarios employing two different models: the buckets model and the HYDRUS-1D software package...
May 11, 2017: Chemosphere
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