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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220951/varieties-of-social-experience-the-religious-cultural-context-of-diverse-spiritual-exemplars
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Pamela Ebstyne King, Mona M Abo-Zena, Jonathan D Weber
From cultural developmental and relational developmental systems perspectives, the current study employed an exemplar research design along with qualitative content analysis to gain deeper understanding of how adolescents perceived the social influences on their religious and spiritual development (RSD) among religiously and culturally diverse youth. The sample included interviews of 28 highly spiritual youth aged 12-21 years (M = 17.73 years) from six countries and eight different religious traditions...
March 2017: British Journal of Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219556/igg4-related-disease-causing-rapid-evolution-of-a-severe-aortic-valvular-stenosis
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Samuel Bruls, Audrey Courtois, Philippe Delvenne, Roland Hustinx, Michel Moutschen, Laurence De Leval, Jean-Olivier Defraigne, Natzi Sakalihasan
Immunoglobulin G4-related systemic disease (IgG4-RSD) is a recognized emerging entity characterized by chronic fibroinflammation that can affect every organ but rarely affects the cardiovascular system. We report a rare case of IgG4-RSD involving an aortic valve that resulted in rapid progression of an aortic valvular stenosis and was successfully treated by aortic valve replacement and corticosteroids.
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219098/-outcome-quality-in-medical-rehabilitation-relationship-between-patient-reported-outcomes-pros-and-social-security-contributions
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R Nübling, R Kaluscha, G Krischak, D Kriz, H Martin, G Müller, J Renzland, M Reuss-Borst, J Schmidt, U Kaiser, E Toepler
Aim of the Study The outcome quality of medical rehabilitation is evaluated often by "Patient Reported Outcomes" (PROs). It is examined to what extent these PROs are corresponding with "hard" or "objective" outcomes such as payments of contributions to social insurance. Methods The "rehabilitation QM outcome study" includes self-reports of patients as well as data from the Rehabilitation Statistics Database (RSD) of the German pension insurance Baden-Wurttemberg. The sample for the question posed includes N=2 947 insured who were treated in 2011 in 21 clinics of the "health quality network" and who were either employed or unemployed at the time of the rehabilitation application (e...
February 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217924/environmental-impact-of-ionic-liquids-automated-evaluation-of-chemical-oxygen-demand-of-photochemical-degraded-compounds
#4
M Lúcia Mfs Saraiva, Susana Costa, Marieta Passos
A novel automated fluorimetric technique was developed for the assessment of ionic liquids (ILs) chemical oxygen demand (COD). It was combined a photodegradation step with the perspective of promote ILs degradation. The method was implemented on a sequential injection analysis (SIA) system and based on the reduction of cerium (IV) in the presence of irradiated ILs. The obtained results demonstrated higher COD values for compounds incorporating the chloride anion. Bmim [Cl], bmpyr [Cl] and hmim [Cl] also exhibiting considerable photodegradability ratio...
February 19, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216897/high-performance-liquid-chromatography-diode-array-detector-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-five-compounds-in-the-pulp-and-seed-of-sea-buckthorn
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Lu Zhao, E Wen, Halmuart Upur, Shuge Tian
CONTEXT: Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) as a traditional Chinese medicinal plant has various uses in Xinjiang. OBJECTIVE: A reversed-phase rapid-resolution liquid-chromatography method with diode array detector was developed for simultaneous determination of protocatechuic acid, rutin, quercetin, kaempferol, and isorhamnetin in the pulp and seed of sea buckthorn, a widely used traditional Chinese medicine for promoting metabolism and treating scurvy and other diseases...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216883/comparative-pharmacokinetic-profiles-of-three-protoberberine-type-alkaloids-from-raw-and-bile-processed-rhizoma-coptidis-in-heat-syndrome-rats
#6
Yuan Zi-Min, Chen Yue, Gao Hui, Lv Jia, Chen Gui-Rong, Jing Wang
BACKGROUND: The Bile-processed Rhizoma coptidis (BRC), which has a colder drug property than Rhizoma coptidis (RC), is widely used for the treatment of heat syndrome. We compared the pharmacokinetics of the protoberberine-type alkaloids in BRC and RC in rats with heat syndrome to elucidate the bile-processing mechanism. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We established a rapid and sensitive method for simultaneously determining three alkaloids: berberine, palmatine, and jatrorrhizine, in rat plasma based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215245/effects-of-renal-sympathetic-denervation-on-blood-pressure-sleep-apnoea-severity-and-metabolic-indices-a-prospective-cohort-study
#7
Florrie Daniels, Simon De Freitas, Andrew Smyth, John Garvey, Conor Judge, John Joseph Gilmartin, Faisal Sharif
BACKGROUND: Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) significantly reduces blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension, who commonly have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). These patients are considered particularly responsive to the antihypertensive effects of RSD, but additional benefits of metabolic control on sleep apnoea severity have not been thoroughly investigated. METHODS: The effect of RSD was evaluated prospectively in a cohort of patients with OSA (apnoea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥15 events per hour and an Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) score ≤9) and treatment resistant hypertension...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214376/sensitive-quantification-of-coixol-a-potent-insulin-secretagogue-in-scoparia-dulcis-extract-using-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-combined-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry-and-uv-detection
#8
Arslan Ali, Faraz Ul Haq, Qamar Ul Arfeen, Khaga Raj Sharma, Achyut Adhikari, Syed Ghulam Musharraf
Diabetes is a major global health problem which requires new studies for its prevention and control. Scoparia dulcis, an herbal product, is widely used for treatment of diabetes. Recent studies demonstrate coixol as a potent and non-toxic insulin secretagogue from S. dulcis. This study focuses on developing two quantitative methods of coixol in Scoparia dulcis methanol-based extracts. Quantification of coixol was performed using high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (method 1) and high performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet detection (method 2) with limit of detection of 0...
February 18, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213328/an-integrated-dual-functional-recognition-amplification-bio-label-for-the-one-step-impedimetric-detection-of-micro-rna-21
#9
Sawsen Azzouzi, Wing Cheung Mak, Kamalodin Kor, Anthony P F Turner, Mounir Ben Ali, Valerio Beni
Alteration in expression of miRNAs has been correlated with different cancer types, tumour stage and response to treatments. In this context, a structurally responsive oligonucleotide-based electrochemical impedimetric biosensor has been developed for the simple and sensitive detection of miRNA-21. A highly specific biotinylated DNA/LNA molecular beacon (MB) probe was conjugated with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to create an integrated, dual function bio-label (biotin-MB-AuNPs) for both biorecognition and signal generation...
February 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213263/determination-of-n-nitrosodiethanolamine-in-cosmetic-products-by-reversed-phase-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-followed-by-liquid-chromatography
#10
Alberto Chisvert, Juan L Benedé, María Peiró, Isabel Pedrón, Amparo Salvador
A new analytical method for the determination of N-nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA), a very harmful compound not allowed in cosmetic products, is presented. The method is based on a new approach of dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) useful for extraction of highly polar compounds, called reversed-phase DLLME (RP-DLLME), followed by liquid chromatography-ultraviolet/visible (LC-UV/Vis) determination. The variables involved in the RP-DLLME process were studied to provide the best enrichment factors...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213262/one-single-fast-and-robust-capillary-electrophoresis-method-for-the-direct-quantification-of-intact-adenovirus-particles-in-upstream-and-downstream-processing-samples
#11
Ewoud van Tricht, Lars Geurink, Harold Backus, Marta Germano, Govert W Somsen, Cari E Sänger-van de Griend
During development of adenovirus-based vaccines, samples have to be analyzed in order to either monitor the production process or control the quality and safety of the product. An important quality attribute is the total concentration of intact adenoviruses, which currently is determined by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) or anion exchange-HPLC. Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) was evaluated as alternative to the current methods with the aim to have one single method that allows reliable and fast quantification of adenovirus particles throughout the full process...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213249/on-line-flow-injection-molecularly-imprinted-solid-phase-extraction-for-the-preconcentration-and-determination-of-1-hydroxypyrene-in-urine-samples
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Montserrat Serrano, Mónica Bartolomé, Juan Carlos Bravo, Gema Paniagua, Judith Gañan, Alejandrina Gallego-Picó, Rosa María Garcinuño
New analytical strategies tend to automation of sample pre-treatment and flow analysis techniques provided a number of enhanced analytical methods allowing high throughput. Flow techniques are usually faster, more robust and more flexible than their batch equivalents. In addition, flow methods use less sample and reagent amounts and reduce analytical costs and waste. A flow injection solid-phase extraction pre-concentration system using a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) packed micro-column was developed for the determination of 1-hydroxypyrene in human urine with fluorescence detection...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213244/a-novel-pyrogallol-red-based-assay-to-assess-catalase-activity-optimization-by-response-surface-methodology
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Mohamed Abderrahim, Silvia M Arribas, Luis Condezo-Hoyos
Pyrogallol red (PGR) was identified as a novel optical probe for the detection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) based on horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-catalyzed oxidation. Response surface methodology (RSM) was applied as a tool to optimize the concentrations of PGR (100µmolL(-1)), HRP (1UmL(-1)) and H2O2 (250µmolL(-1)) and used to develop a sensitive PGR-based catalase (CAT) activity assay (PGR-CAT assay). N-ethylmaleimide -NEM- (102mmolL(-1)) was used to avoid interference produced by thiol groups while protecting CAT activity...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213243/multi-residue-analysis-of-36-priority-and-emerging-pollutants-in-marine-echinoderms-holothuria-tubulosa-and-marine-sediments-by-solid-liquid-extraction-followed-by-dispersive-solid-phase-extraction-and-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-analysis
#14
J Martín, A Zafra-Gómez, F Hidalgo, A J Ibáñez-Yuste, E Alonso, J L Vilchez
Marine echinoderms are filter-feeding invertebrates widely distributed along the coasts, and which are therefore extensively exposed to anthropogenic xenobiotics. They can serve as good sentinels for monitoring a large variety of contaminants in marine ecosystems. In this context, a multi-residue analytical method has been validated and applied to Holothuria tubulosa specimens and marine sediments for the determination of 36 organic compounds, which belong to some of the most problematic groups of emerging and priority pollutants (perfluoroalkyl compounds, estrogens, parabens, benzophenones, plasticizers, surfactants, brominated flame retardants and alkylphenols)...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213233/silver-nanoclusters-catalyzed-luminol-chemiluminescence-for-hydrogen-peroxide-and-uric-acid-detection
#15
Yingying Sheng, Hongli Yang, Ying Wang, Lu Han, Yanjun Zhao, Aiping Fan
In the present study, four kinds of bovine serum albumin (BSA) caped silver nanoclusters (Ag NCs) were prepared using different amount of BSA as template, respectively. The diameters of the four prepared BSA-Ag NCs were all less than 4nm which were obtained using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). All of the BSA-Ag NCs showed catalytic activity in luminol-H2O2 chemiluminescent (CL) reaction. It was interesting that different CL kinetic curves were obtained in different BSA-Ag NCs catalyzed CL reaction...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208685/hollow-fiber-supported-liquid-membrane-extraction-combined-with-hplc-uv-for-simultaneous-preconcentration-and-determination-of-urinary-hippuric-acid-and-mandelic-acid
#16
Abdulrahman Bahrami, Farhad Ghamari, Yadollah Yamini, Farshid Ghorbani Shahna, Abbas Moghimbeigi
This work describes a new extraction method with hollow-fiber liquid-phase microextraction based on facilitated pH gradient transport for analyzing hippuric acid and mandelic acid in aqueous samples. The factors affecting the metabolites extraction were optimized as follows: the volume of sample solution was 10 mL with pH 2 containing 0.5 mol·L(-1) sodium chloride, liquid membrane containing 1-octanol with 20% (w/v) tributyl phosphate as the carrier, the time of extraction was 150 min, and stirring rate was 500 rpm...
February 12, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206880/determination-of-zn-in-dry-feeds-for-cats-and-dogs-by-energy-dispersive-x-ray-fluorescence-spectrometry
#17
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/28206878/use-of-carbon-nanotubes-for-the-analysis-of-pesticide-residues-in-fruits-and-vegetables
#18
Lukman Bola Abdulrauf, Guan Huat Tan
This review presents the application of carbon nanotubes as sorbent materials in the analysis of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables. The advantages, limitations, and challenges of carbon nanotubes, with respect to their use in analytical chemistry, are presented. The efficiency of their application as extraction sorbent materials (in terms of LOD, LOQ, linearity, relative recovery, and RSD) in SPE, solid-phase microextraction, multi-plug filtration clean-up, matrix solid-phase dispersion, and the quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged and safe method is reported...
November 1, 2016: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205438/generation-of-volatile-cadmium-and-zinc-species-based-on-solution-anode-glow-discharge-induced-plasma-electrochemical-processes
#19
Xing Liu, Zhifu Liu, Zhenli Zhu, Dong He, Siqi Yao, Hongtao Zheng, Shenghong Hu
In this study, a novel high efficiency vapor generation strategy was proposed based on solution anode glow discharge for the determination of Cd and Zn by atomic fluorescence spectrometry. In this approach, a glow discharge microplasma was acted as a gaseous cathode to initiate the plasma electrochemical vapor generation of Cd and Zn. Cadmium/Zinc ions could be converted into molecular species efficiently at the plasma-liquid interface from a supporting electrolyte (HCl, pH=3.2). It was found that the overall efficiency of the plasma electrochemical vapor generation (PEVG) system was much higher than the conventional electrochemical hydride generation (EcHG) and HCl-KBH4 system...
February 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204887/determination-of-monoamine-neurotransmitters-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-by-gas-chromatography-coupled-to-mass-spectrometry-with-a-two-step-derivatization
#20
Alvaro Aragon, Jessica Legradi, Ana Ballesteros-Gómez, Juliette Legler, Martin van Velzen, Jacob de Boer, Pim Leonards
A sensitive analytical method for the determination of monoamine neurotransmitters (MNTs) in zebrafish larvae was developed using gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry. Six MNTs were selected as target compounds for neurotoxicity testing. MNTs underwent a two-step derivatization with hexamethyldisilazane (HDMS) for O-silylation followed by N-methyl-bis-heptafluorobutyramide (MBHFBA) for N-perfluoroacylation. Derivatization conditions were optimized by an experimental design approach. Method validation showed linear calibration curves (r (2) > 0...
February 15, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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