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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419895/electrochemical-oxidation-of-iron-and-alkalinity-generation-for-efficient-sulfide-control-in-sewers
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Hui-Wen Lin, Caroline Kustermans, Eleni Vaiopoulou, Antonin Prévoteau, Korneel Rabaey, Zhiguo Yuan, Ilje Pikaar
The addition of iron salts is one of the most commonly used dosing strategies for sulfide control in sewers. However, iron salts decrease the sewage pH which not only reduces the effectiveness of sulfide precipitation but also enhances the release of residual sulfide to the sewer atmosphere. Equally important, concentrated iron salt solutions are corrosive and their frequent transport, handling, and on-site storage often come with Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) concerns. Here, we experimentally demonstrated a novel sulfide control approach using electrochemical systems with parallel placed iron electrodes...
April 15, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414977/design-of-the-magnetic-homonuclear-bonds-boron-nitride-nanosheets-using-dft-methods
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E Chigo Anota, A Bautista Hernández, A Escobedo Morales, M Castro
Design and characterization of the structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of armchair boron-nitride, BN (B27N27H18), nanosheets were performed by means of density functional theory all-electron calculations. The HSEh1PBE-GGA method together with 6-31G(d) basis sets were used. Non-stoichiometric B30N24H18 and B24N30H18 compositions: rich in boron or nitrogen atoms, forming homonuclear B or N bonds, respectively, were chosen. The obtained results reveal that these BN nanosheets reach structural stability in the anionic form, where semiconductor and magnetic behaviors are promoted...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414668/autoimmune-diabetes-presented-with-diabetic-ketoacidosis-induced-by-immunotherapy-in-an-adult-with-melanoma
#3
A A Alzenaidi, J Dendy, L Rejjal
INTRODUCTION: Immunotherapy has been approved for treatment of melanoma. Autoimmune endocrinopathies have been reported in trials involving immunotherapy but autoimmune diabetes has not been definitively linked to them. Here we describe a case of autoimmune diabetes presenting with DKA after receiving combined immunotherapy with anti-CTLA4 and anti-PD1 monoclonal antibodies. CASE: A 47year old gentleman with metastatic melanoma presented to our institution with confusion, abdominal pain and decreased oral intake...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395879/determination-of-tissue-hypoxia-by-physicochemical-approach-in-premature-anemia
#4
Zeliha Özdemir, Birgin Törer, Deniz Hanta, Bilin Cetinkaya, Hande Gulcan, Aylin Tarcan
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a common problem in premature infants and its most rapid and effective therapy is erythrocyte transfusion. However, owing to inherent risks of transfusion in this population, transfusions should be administered only when adequate oxygen delivery to tissues is impaired. The aim of this study was to determine tissue acid levels using Stewart method in an attempt to evaluate the tissue oxygenation level and thereby the accuracy of transfusion timing. METHODS: This study included 47 infants delivered at gestational age below 34 weeks who required erythrocyte transfusion for premature anemia...
February 17, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375611/phase-transition-dielectric-properties-and-ionic-transport-in-the-ch3-2nh2-pbi3-organic-inorganic-hybrid-with-2h-hexagonal-perovskite-structure
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A García-Fernández, J M Bermúdez-García, S Castro-García, A L Llamas-Saiz, R Artiaga, J López-Beceiro, S Hu, W Ren, A Stroppa, M Sánchez-Andújar, M A Señarís-Rodríguez
In this work, we focus on [(CH3)2NH2]PbI3, a member of the [AmineH]PbI3 series of hybrid organic-inorganic compounds, reporting a very easy mechanosynthesis route for its preparation at room temperature. We report that this [(CH3)2NH2]PbI3 compound with 2H-perovskite structure experiences a first-order transition at ≈250 K from hexagonal symmetry P63/mmc (HT phase) to monoclinic symmetry P21/c (LT phase), which involves two cooperative processes: an off-center shift of the Pb(2+) cations and an order-disorder process of the N atoms of the DMA cations...
April 4, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368405/connexin-43-channels-are-a-pathway-for-discharging-lactate-from-glycolytic-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-cells
#6
T H Dovmark, M Saccomano, A Hulikova, F Alves, P Swietach
Glycolytic cancer cells produce large quantities of lactate that must be removed to sustain metabolism in the absence of oxidative phosphorylation. The only venting mechanism described to do this at an adequate rate is H(+)-coupled lactate efflux on monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs). Outward MCT activity is, however, thermodynamically inhibited by extracellular acidity, a hallmark of solid tumours. This inhibition would feedback unfavourably on metabolism and growth, raising the possibility that other venting mechanisms become important in under-perfused tumours...
April 3, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336848/effects-of-iodine-doping-on-optoelectronic-and-chemical-properties-of-polyterpenol-thin-films
#7
Kateryna Bazaka, Mohan V Jacob
Owing to their amorphous, highly cross-liked nature, most plasma polymers display dielectric properties. This study investigates iodine doping as the means to tune optoelectronic properties of plasma polymer derived from a low-cost, renewable resource, i.e., Melaleuca alternifolia oil. In situ exposure of polyterpenol to vapors of electron-accepting dopant reduced the optical band gap to 1.5 eV and increased the conductivity from 5.05 × 10(-8) S/cm to 1.20 × 10(-6) S/cm. The increased conductivity may, in part, be attributed to the formation of charge-transfer complexes between the polymer chain and halogen, which act as a cation and anion, respectively...
January 13, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294561/pyridinium-substituted-tetraphenylethylene-entailing-alkyne-moiety-enhancement-of-photosensitizing-efficiency-and-antimicrobial-activity
#8
Xue You, Huili Ma, Yuancheng Wang, Guanxin Zhang, Qian Peng, Libing Liu, Shu Wang, Deqing Zhang
Apart from sensing and imaging, luminogens with aggregation-induced emission are also interesting for photosensitizing. In this paper, we report the photosensitizing behavior and bacteria-killing performance of a new pyridinium substituted tetraphenylethylene with an alkyne group (TPE-A-Py+). Interestingly, TPE-A-Py+ exhibits higher photosensitizing efficiency than TPE-Py+ (without alkyne group) with I- as the counter anion. This is well explained by the fact that the energy gap between the excited singlet state (S1) and triplet state (T1) is lower for TPE-A-Py+ in comparison with that of TPE-Py+ on the basis of theoretical calculations...
March 14, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228927/computational-approaches-for-revealing-the-structure-of-membrane-transporters-case-study-on-bilitranslocase
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Katja Venko, A Roy Choudhury, Marjana Novič
The structural and functional details of transmembrane proteins are vastly underexplored, mostly due to experimental difficulties regarding their solubility and stability. Currently, the majority of transmembrane protein structures are still unknown and this present a huge experimental and computational challenge. Nowadays, thanks to X-ray crystallography or NMR spectroscopy over 3000 structures of membrane proteins have been solved, among them only a few hundred unique ones. Due to the vast biological and pharmaceutical interest in the elucidation of the structure and the functional mechanisms of transmembrane proteins, several computational methods have been developed to overcome the experimental gap...
2017: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223003/treatment-of-metformin-intoxication-complicated-by-lactic-acidosis-and-acute-kidney-injury-the-role-of-prolonged-intermittent-hemodialysis
#10
Giuseppe Regolisti, Riccardo Antoniotti, Filippo Fani, Paolo Greco, Enrico Fiaccadori
Metformin intoxication with lactic acidosis, a potentially lethal condition, may develop in diabetic patients when the drug dose is inappropriate and/or its clearance is reduced. Diagnosis and therapy may be delayed due to nonspecific symptoms at presentation, with severe anion gap metabolic acidosis and elevated serum creatinine values being the most prominent laboratory findings. Confirmation requires measurement of serum metformin by high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, but this technique is available only at specialized institutions and cannot be relied on as a guide to immediate treatment...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211934/a-computational-assessment-of-the-electronic-thermoelectric-and-defect-properties-of-bournonite-cupbsbs3-and-related-substitutions
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Alireza Faghaninia, Guodong Yu, Umut Aydemir, Max Wood, Wei Chen, Gian-Marco Rignanese, G Jeffrey Snyder, Geoffroy Hautier, Anubhav Jain
Bournonite (CuPbSbS3) is an earth-abundant mineral with potential thermoelectric applications. This material has a complex crystal structure (space group Pmn21 #31) and has previously been measured to exhibit a very low thermal conductivity (κ < 1 W m(-1) K(-1) at T ≥ 300 K). In this study, we employ high-throughput density functional theory calculations to investigate how the properties of the bournonite crystal structure change with elemental substitutions. Specifically, we compute the stability and electronic properties of 320 structures generated via substitutions {Na-K-Cu-Ag}{Si-Ge-Sn-Pb}{N-P-As-Sb-Bi}{O-S-Se-Te} in the ABCD3 formula...
February 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207721/clinical-anatomy-e-cases-a-five-year-follow-up-of-learning-analytics
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Geoffrey Braatvedt, Amelia Tekiteki, Holly Britton, John Wallace, Manish Khanolkar
AIMS: To examine the length of stay and need for intensive care of people admitted with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) to a single centre between 1988 and 2011. METHODS: Patients aged ≥15 years admitted for the first time with DKA (plasma glucose ≥ 10mmol/L and a bicarbonate concentration ≤15mmol/L and a pH <7.35, and raised plasma or urine ketones or anion gap) to Auckland City Hospital from 1988-2011 were identified retrospectively. The patients were divided into four cohorts (1988-1996; 1997-2001; 2002-2006; 2007-2011)...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074994/-normoglycemic-diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-pregnancy-report-of-one-case
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Margarita Rivas M, Pamela Belmar Z, Pilar Durruty A, Lilian Sanhueza M, Gloria López S
Normoglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis should be suspected in pregnant women presenting nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and anorexia. We report a 39 years old woman with a 32 weeks pregnancy who sought emergency care due to hyperemesis. She was hospitalized with the following diagnoses: pregnancy hypertension syndrome, gestational diabetes, morbid obesity and poor prenatal control. The evaluation of the feto-placental unit showed perception of fetal movements, non-reactive non-stress baseline record and a biophysical profile of 6/8...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051847/vibrational-spectroscopy-of-ionic-liquids
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Vitor H Paschoal, Luiz F O Faria, Mauro C C Ribeiro
Vibrational spectroscopy has continued use as a powerful tool to characterize ionic liquids since the literature on room temperature molten salts experienced the rapid increase in number of publications in the 1990's. In the past years, infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopies have provided insights on ionic interactions and the resulting liquid structure in ionic liquids. A large body of information is now available concerning vibrational spectra of ionic liquids made of many different combinations of anions and cations, but reviews on this literature are scarce...
January 4, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001078/effect-of-ablation-rate-on-the-microstructure-and-electrochromic-properties-of-pulsed-laser-deposited-molybdenum-oxide-thin-films
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S Santhosh, M Mathankumar, S Selva Chandrasekaran, A K Nanda Kumar, P Murugan, B Subramanian
Molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) is a well-known electrochromic material. In the present work, n-type α-MoO3 thin films with both direct and indirect band gaps were fabricated by varying the laser repetition (ablation) rate in a pulsed laser deposition (PLD) system at a constant reactive O2 pressure. The electrochromic properties of the films are compared and correlated to the microstructure and molecular-level coordination. Mixed amorphous and textured crystallites evolve at the microstructural level. At the molecular level, using NMR and EPR, we show that the change in the repetition rate results in a variation of the molybdenum coordination with oxygen: at low repetition rates (2 Hz), the larger the octahedral coordination, and greater the texture, whereas at 10 Hz, tetrahedral coordination is significant...
December 21, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991765/cation-mixing-properties-toward-co-diffusion-at-the-licoo2-cathode-sulfide-electrolyte-interface-in-a-solid-state-battery
#16
Jun Haruyama, Keitaro Sodeyama, Yoshitaka Tateyama
All-solid-state Li-ion batteries (ASS-LIBs) are expected to be the next-generation battery, however, their large interfacial resistance hinders their widespread application. To understand and resolve the possible causes of this resistance, we examined mutual diffusion properties of the cation elements at LiCoO2 (LCO) cathode/β-Li3PS4 (LPS) solid electrolyte interface as a representative system as well as the effect of a LiNbO3 buffer layer by first-principles calculations. Evaluating energies of exchanging ions between the cathode and the electrolyte, we found that the mixing of Co and P is energetically preferable to the unmixed states at the LCO/LPS interface...
January 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913012/hyperglycemic-high-anion-gap-metabolic-acidosis-in-patients-receiving-sglt-2-inhibitors-for-diabetes-management
#17
Juliette Sandifer Kum-Nji, Aidar R Gosmanov, Helmut Steinberg, Samuel Dagogo-Jack
Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT-2i) are a class of antidiabetic medications that improve glycemic control via inhibiting the reabsorption of filtered glucose and are approved for use in type 2 diabetes (T2DM). These drugs have recently been associated with euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). An increasing number of cases of SGLT-2i-associated DKA have occurred in patients with T2DM. Herein, we describe five episodes of hyperglycemic DKA in four type 2 diabetes patients receiving SGLT-2i therapy...
March 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869610/electrolyte-and-metabolic-disturbances-in-ebola-patients-during-a-clinical-trial-guinea-2015
#18
Johan van Griensven, Elhadj Ibrahima Bah, Nyankoye Haba, Alexandre Delamou, Bienvenu Salim Camara, Kadio Jean-Jacques Olivier, Hilde De Clerck, Helena Nordenstedt, Malcolm G Semple, Michel Van Herp, Jozefien Buyze, Maaike De Crop, Steven Van Den Broucke, Lutgarde Lynen, Anja De Weggheleire
By using data from a 2015 clinical trial on Ebola convalescent-phase plasma in Guinea, we assessed the prevalence of electrolyte and metabolic abnormalities at admission and their predictive value to stratify patients into risk groups. Patients underwent testing with a point-of-care device. We used logistic regression to construct a prognostic model and summarized the predictive value with the area under the receiver operating curve. Abnormalities were common among patients, particularly hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, hyponatremia, raised creatinine, high anion gap, and anemia...
December 2016: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845368/magnetic-modes-in-rare-earth-perovskites-a-magnetic-field-dependent-inelastic-light-scattering-study
#19
Surajit Saha, Bing-Chen Cao, M Motapothula, Chun-Xiao Cong, Tarapada Sarkar, Amar Srivastava, Soumya Sarkar, Abhijeet Patra, Siddhartha Ghosh, Ariando, J M D Coey, Ting Yu, T Venkatesan
Here, we report the presence of defect-related states with magnetic degrees of freedom in crystals of LaAlO3 and several other rare-earth based perovskite oxides using inelastic light scattering (Raman spectroscopy) at low temperatures in applied magnetic fields of up to 9 T. Some of these states are at about 140 meV above the valence band maximum while others are mid-gap states at about 2.3 eV. No magnetic impurity could be detected in LaAlO3 by Proton-Induced X-ray Emission Spectroscopy. We, therefore, attribute the angular momentum-like states in LaAlO3 to cationic/anionic vacancies or anti-site defects...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778049/geographic-location-is-an-important-determinant-of-risk-factors-for-stone-disease
#20
Ethan B Fram, Matthew D Sorensen, Vincent G Bird, Joshua M Stern
Some regions are known to have an increased burden of urolithiasis. Urolithiasis is known to be affected by weather patterns, particularly high ambient temperatures. To identify geographic differences in risk factors, we compared metabolic information for 1254 patients in two geographically distinct regions, New York and Florida, with per sample adjustment for ambient weather. We observed that patients in New York were more likely to have low urine volume, but also lower total urinary calcium (168 vs 216 mg, p = 0...
October 24, 2016: Urolithiasis
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