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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544740/interannual-study-of-spot-urine-evaluated-sodium-excretion-in-young-japanese-women
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Kenichiro Yasutake, Ririko Moriguchi, Tomomi Kajiyama, Hitomi Miyazaki, Shimako Abe, Takashi Masuda, Katsumi Imai, Masako Iwamoto, Hiroko Tsuda, Masayo Obe, Hisaya Kawate, Hiromi Ueno, Misaki Ono, Ryoko Goromaru, Kenji Ohe, Munechika Enjoji, Takuya Tsuchihashi, Shuji Nakano
The authors investigated interannual differences in the sodium excretion levels of young healthy Japanese women as estimated from spot urine analysis at Nakamura Gakuen University from 1995 to 2015. Participants included 4931 women aged 18 to 20 years who were classified into three time periods according to year of health check: first (1995-2001), second (2002-2007), and third (2008-2015). Estimated daily urinary sodium and potassium excretion levels and the sodium to potassium ratio were 120.6±31.9 mmol, 35...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541941/greywater-treatment-by-granular-filtration-system-using-volcanic-tuff-and-gravel-media
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Abeer Albalawneh, Tsun-Kuo Chang, Heba Alshawabkeh
The main objective of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of a granular filtration system (GFS) in greywater treatment under arid and semi-arid conditions. Six GFSs were designed, constructed, and monitored for approximately 13 months. Each GFS served a single rural Jordanian home by treating their greywater. Volcanic tuff media were used as the filtration media in three of the GFSs while the remaining three GFSs used gravel media. Results show that the biological oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, and total suspended solids of the effluent were significantly lower as compared to the influent and demonstrated a removal efficiency of 73%, 65%, and 85%, respectively, when using volcanic tuff media...
May 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514635/specialization-to-extremely-low-nutrient-soils-limits-the-nutritional-adaptability-of-plant-lineages
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G Anthony Verboom, William D Stock, Michael D Cramer
Specialization to extreme selective situations promotes the acquisition of traits whose coadaptive integration may compromise evolutionary flexibility and adaptability. We test this idea in the context of the foliar stoichiometry of plants native to the South African Cape. Whereas foliar concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium, magnesium, and sodium showed strong phylogenetic signal, as did the foliar ratios of these nutrients to P, the same was not true of the corresponding soil values...
June 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513067/interventions-for-cutaneous-molluscum-contagiosum
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Johannes C van der Wouden, Renske van der Sande, Emma J Kruithof, Annet Sollie, Lisette Wa van Suijlekom-Smit, Sander Koning
BACKGROUND: Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection that is caused by a pox virus and occurs mainly in children. The infection usually resolves within months in people without immune deficiency, but treatment may be preferred for social and cosmetic reasons or to avoid spreading the infection. A clear evidence base supporting the various treatments is lacking.This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2006, and updated previously in 2009. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of specific treatments and management strategies, including waiting for natural resolution, for cutaneous, non-genital molluscum contagiosum in people without immune deficiency...
May 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498883/prognostic-significance-of-spot-urine-na-k-for-longitudinal-changes-in-blood-pressure-and-renal-function-the-nagahama-study
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Yasuharu Tabara, Yoshimitsu Takahashi, Kazuya Setoh, Takahisa Kawaguchi, Shinji Kosugi, Takeo Nakayama, Fumihiko Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Urinary sodium-to-potassium ratio (Na/K) represents a simple measure of sodium load and has been reported to be associated with blood pressure (BP) levels in a cross-sectional setting even with spot measurements. The aim of the present large-scale cohort study is to determine prognostic significance of spot urine Na/K for longitudinal changes in BP levels and renal function. METHODS: The present study population consisted of 7,063 individuals from the general population...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497332/toxicity-of-nickel-to-soil-microbial-community-with-and-without-the-presence-of-its-mineral-collectors-a-calorimetric-approach
#6
Prudence Bararunyeretse, Hongbing Ji, Jun Yao
The toxicity of nickel and three of its main collectors, sodium isopropyl xanthate (SIPX), sodium ethyl xanthate (SEX), and potassium ethyl xanthate (PEX) to soil microbial activity, was analyzed, individually and as a binary combination of nickel and each of the collectors. The investigation was performed through the microcalorimetric analysis method. For the single chemicals, all power-time curves exhibited lag, exponential, stationary, and death phases of microbial growth. Different parameters exhibited a significant adverse effect of the analyzed chemicals on soil microbial activity, with a positive relationship between the inhibitory ratio and the chemical dose (p < 0...
May 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494444/associations-of-usual-24-hour-sodium-and-potassium-intakes-with-blood-pressure-and-risk-of-hypertension-among-adults-in-china-s-shandong-and-jiangsu-provinces
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Jianwei Xu, Xiaorong Chen, Zeng Ge, Hao Liang, Liuxia Yan, Xiaolei Guo, Yongqing Zhang, Linhong Wang, Jixiang Ma
BACKGROUND/AIMS: High sodium intake and low intake of potassium can increase blood pressure (BP) and risk of developing hypertension. Few studies have examined the association between 24-h urinary sodium and potassium excretion and BP or risk of hypertension in China, and most used only a single 24-h urinary sample. METHODS: We analyzed data on 2281 participants aged 18-69 years by using two 24-h urinary sodium and potassium excretions from the supplemental baseline survey of the Shandong-Ministry of Health Action on Salt Reduction and Hypertension (SMASH) project...
2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493294/commercial-mineral-enhanced-dairy-by-products-as-sodium-replacers-antioxidants-and-calcium-fortifiers-in-sausages
#8
Anne Maren Engeloug, Gu Yi, Bjørg Egelandsdal, Anna Haug, Berit Nordvi
Sausages are perceived as high in Na and with a too high Na:K ratio. Frankfurter type sausages are regarded as important contributors of sodium in the diet and thereby of health risks. Surplus products from the dairy industry are various mineral powders enriched in either potassium, calcium, or phosphate and include various amounts of lactose. Sausages were produced at 3 sodium levels (equivalent to 13, 15, and 17 g NaCl/kg sausage) using 4 different milk ingredients (a dried skimmed milk powder, a calcium enriched milk powder, a potassium enriched powder, and a lactose enriched powder)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485063/dietary-sodium-dietary-potassium-and-systolic-blood-pressure-in-us-adolescents
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Jennifer Chmielewski, J Bryan Carmody
Both high sodium and low potassium diets are associated with hypertension, but whether these risk factors are distinct or overlapping has not been thoroughly investigated. The authors evaluated the relationship between dietary sodium, potassium, and high systolic blood pressure among 4716 adolescents aged 12 to 14 years who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2012. There was no association with blood pressure across most values of sodium or potassium intake. However, participants who reported sodium intake ≥7500 mg/d, potassium <700 mg/d, or sodium-potassium ratio ≥2...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482300/recovery-of-nutrients-n-p-k-from-potassium-rich-sludge-anaerobic-digestion-side-streams-by-integration-of-a-hybrid-sorption-membrane-ultrafiltration-process-use-of-powder-reactive-sorbents-as-nutrient-carriers
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Mehrez Hermassi, Cèsar Valderrama, Oriol Gibert, Natalia Moreno, Xavier Querol, Narjès Harrouch Batis, Jose Luis Cortina
Here, an alternative nutrient (N-P-K) recovery route from potassium-rich sludge anaerobic digestion side-streams using powder reactive sorbents (PRSs) is presented. In the first step, the optimum PRS system was determined in batch experiments with mixtures of: a) a sodium zeolite (NaP1) to facilitate the NH4(+) and K(+) sorption; b) a Ca-zeolite (CaP1) to facilitate the removal of P by formation of Ca-phosphates (e.g., CaHPO4(s)), and c) caustic magnesia containing mixtures of MgO to facilitate the formation of Mg/NH4/PO4 minerals (e...
May 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456753/severe-hypercalcaemia-and-hypophosphataemia-with-an-optimised-preterm-parenteral-nutrition-formulation-in-two-epochs-of-differing-phosphate-supplementation
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Shaveta Mulla, Susan Stirling, Sarah Cowey, Rosie Close, Sara Pullan, Rosalind Howe, Lynne Radbone, Paul Clarke
OBJECTIVE: To compare in two epochs of differing phosphate provision serum calcium, phosphate, potassium, and sodium concentrations and the frequency of abnormality of these electrolytes and of sepsis in preterm infants who received an optimised higher amino acid-content formulation. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective cohort study at a single tertiary-level neonatal unit. PATIENTS: Preterm infants given parenteral nutrition (PN) in the first postnatal week during two discrete 6-month epochs in 2013-2014...
April 29, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447747/lycium%C3%A2-barbarum-polysaccharide-exhibits-cardioprotection-in-an-experimental-model-of-ischemia-reperfusion-damage
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Ya-Min Hou, Jie Wang, Xian-Zhao Zhang
Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of mortality and disability worldwide. The present study investigated the cardio-protective effects of polysaccharides extracted from Lycium barbarum (LB), the fruit of which is traditionally used in Chinese medicine. Polysaccharides were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and high‑performance liquid chromatography techniques. The present study demonstrated that LB polysaccharides are composed of glucose and fructose monosaccharides in a molar ratio of 1:2...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441726/sodium-and-potassium-intake-in-healthy-adults-in-thessaloniki-greater-metropolitan-area-the-salt-intake-in-northern-greece-sing-study
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Eleni Vasara, Georgios Marakis, Joao Breda, Petros Skepastianos, Maria Hassapidou, Anthony Kafatos, Nikolaos Rodopaios, Alexandra A Koulouri, Francesco P Cappuccio
A reduction in population sodium (as salt) consumption is a global health priority, as well as one of the most cost-effective strategies to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease. High potassium intake is also recommended to reduce cardiovascular disease. To establish effective policies for setting targets and monitoring effectiveness within each country, the current level of consumption should be known. Greece lacks data on actual sodium and potassium intake. The aim of the present study was therefore to assess dietary salt (using sodium as biomarker) and potassium intakes in a sample of healthy adults in northern Greece, and to determine whether adherence to a Mediterranean diet is related to different sodium intakes or sodium-to-potassium ratio...
April 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432081/glucose-tolerance-and-insulin-responsiveness-in-gitelman-syndrome-patients
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Tao Yuan, Lanping Jiang, Chen Chen, Xiaoyan Peng, Min Nie, Xuemei Li, Xiaoping Xing, Xuewang Li, Limeng Chen
Objective Impaired glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity have been reported in patients with Gitelman syndrome (GS), but insulin secretion and the related mechanisms are not well understood. Design and Methods The serum glucose levels, insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity were evaluated in patients with GS (n=28), patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and healthy individuals (n=20 in both groups) using an oral glucose tolerance test. Serum and urine sodium, potassium and creatinine levels were measured at 0, 30, 60, 120 and 180 min after an oral glucose load was administered...
April 21, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430815/soy-and-fish-as-features-of-the-japanese-diet-and-cardiovascular-disease-risks
#15
Yukio Yamori, Miki Sagara, Yoshimi Arai, Hitomi Kobayashi, Kazumi Kishimoto, Ikuko Matsuno, Hideki Mori, Mari Mori
In the World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Cardiovascular Disease and Alimentary Comparison Study, isoflavones (I; biomarker for dietary soy) and taurine (T; biomarker for dietary fish) in 24-hour-urine (24U) were inversely related to coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality. High levels of these biomarkers are found in Japanese people, whose CHD mortality is lowest among developed countries. We analyzed the association of these biomarkers with cardiovascular disease risk in the Japanese to know their health effects within one ethnic population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421299/compared-effects-of-calcium-and-sodium-polystyrene-sulfonate-on-mineral-and-bone-metabolism-and-volume-overload-in-pre-dialysis-patients-with-hyperkalemia
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Yosuke Nakayama, Kaoru Ueda, Sho-Ichi Yamagishi, Miki Sugiyama, Chika Yoshida, Yuka Kurokawa, Nao Nakamura, Tomofumi Moriyama, Goh Kodama, Tomohisa Minezaki, Sakuya Ito, Akiko Nagata, Kensei Taguchi, Junko Yano, Yusuke Kaida, Kazutaka Shibatomi, Kei Fukami
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalemia is prevalent in end-stage renal disease patients, being involved in life-threatening arrhythmias. Although polystyrene sulfonate (PS) is commonly used for the treatment of hyperkalemia, direct comparison of effects between calcium and sodium PS (CPS and SPS) on mineral and bone metabolism has not yet been studied. METHODS: In a randomized and crossover design, 20 pre-dialysis patients with hyperkalemia (>5 mmol/l) received either oral CPS or SPS therapy for 4 weeks...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420042/determination-of-reference-intervals-of-acid-base-parameters-in-clinically-healthy-dogs
#17
Ivana Vanova-Uhrikova, Leona Rauserova-Lexmaulova, Kristina Rehakova, Peter Scheer, Jaroslav Doubek
OBJECTIVE: To establish reference intervals for traditionally- and Stewart's approach-determined acid-base parameters in a population of clinically healthy dogs. DESIGN: Prospective study (June 2011-September 2012). SETTING: Veterinary teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Two hundred twenty-four client-owned, clinically healthy dogs. INTERVENTIONS: Blood was collected from the jugular vein and the dorsal pedal artery...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351282/do-mothers-with-high-sodium-levels-in-their-breast-milk-have-high-depression-and-anxiety-scores
#18
Burcu Serim Demirgoren, Aylin Ozbek, Murat Ormen, Canem Kavurma, Esra Ozer, Adem Aydın
Objective This study aimed to assess the possible association of high breast milk sodium levels with postpartum depression and anxiety. Methods A total of 150 mothers and their healthy, exclusively breastfed newborns aged 8 to 15 days were recruited. Mothers were asked to complete scales for evaluation of postnatal depression and anxiety following an interview for consent and sociodemographic data collection. Breast milk samples were obtained to measure sodium and potassium (K) levels. Results Forty-nine mothers had higher than expected breast milk Na concentrations and a high Na/K ratio...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340835/can-patients-who-develop-cerebral-death-in-fulminant-liver-failure-despite-liver-transplantation-be-previously-forseen
#19
K B Sarici, S Karakas, E Otan, V Ince, C Koc, S Koc, H Bayraktar, C Aydin, C Kayaalp, S Gungor, Y Kablan, S Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: The outcome of medical treatment is worse in fulminant liver failure (FLF) developing on acute or chronic ground. Recently, liver transplantations with the use of living and cadaveric donors have been performed in these diseases and good results obtained. In this study, we aimed to present the factors affecting the recovery of cerebral functions after liver transplantation in hepatic encephalopathy (HE) developing in FLF, to identify irreversible patient groups and to prevent unnecessary liver transplantation...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323995/renin-phenotypes-characterize-vascular-disease-autonomous-aldosteronism-and-mineralocorticoid-receptor-activity
#20
Gregory L Hundemer, Rene Baudrand, Jenifer M Brown, Gary Curhan, Gordon H Williams, Anand Vaidya
Context: Mild cases of autonomous aldosterone secretion may go unrecognized using current diagnostic criteria for primary aldosteronism (PA). Objective: To investigate whether the inability to stimulate renin serves as a biomarker for unrecognized autonomous aldosterone secretion and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) activation. Participants: 663 normotensive and mildly hypertensive participants, who were confirmed to not have PA using current guideline criteria and were on no antihypertensive medications...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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