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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088046/application-of-acid-modified-polyurethane-foam-surface-for-detection-and-removing-of-organochlorine-pesticides-from-wastewater
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E A Moawed, A M Radwan
The commercial polyurethane foam was acid modified to get an inexpensive adsorbent (AM-PUF) has highly surface polarity and sorption capacity. The elemental analysis, scanning electron microscopy, thermal analysis, ultraviolet/visible/infrared spectroscopies and X-ray diffraction were used for characterization of AM-PUF. The surface of AM-PUF has amorphous character (broadband at 2θ, 21.75°) and contains several active sites e.g. NH, OH, CO, CC and COC groups. The electrical conductivity (σ), iodine value and methylene blue index of AM-PUF are 1...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086825/toxicity-and-quality-of-life-report-of-a-phase-ii-study-of-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-for-low-and-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
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Matthew J Boyer, Michael A Papagikos, Rex Kiteley, Zeljko Vujaskovic, Jackie Wu, W Robert Lee
BACKGROUND: Clinical data indicates that delivery of larger daily doses of radiation may improve the therapeutic ratio for prostate cancer compared to conventional fractionation. A phase II study of stereotactic body radiotherapy with real-time motion management and daily plan re-optimization for low to intermediate risk prostate cancer was undertaken to evaluate this hypothesis. This report details the toxicity and quality of life following treatment. METHODS: From 2009 to 2013, 60 patients with T1-T2c prostate cancer with a Gleason score of 6 and PSA ≤ 15 or Gleason score of 7 and PSA ≤ 10 were enrolled...
January 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081476/electron-spin-relaxation-of-a-boron-containing-heterocyclic-radical
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Sandra S Eaton, Kirby Huber, Hanan Elajaili, Joseph McPeak, Gareth R Eaton, Lauren E Longobardi, Douglas W Stephan
Preparation of the stable boron-containing heterocyclic phenanthrenedione radical, (C6F5)2B(O2C14H8), by frustrated Lewis pair chemistry has been reported recently. Electron paramagnetic resonance measurements of this radical were made at X-band in toluene:dichloromethane (9:1) from 10 to 293K, in toluene from 180 to 293K and at Q-band at 80K. In well-deoxygenated 0.1mM toluene solution at room temperature hyperfine splittings from (11)B, four pairs of (1)H, and 5 pairs of (19)F contribute to an EPR spectrum with many resolved lines...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081289/transgenic-cotton-expressing-cry10aa-toxin-confers-high-resistance-to-the-cotton-boll-weevil
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Thuanne Pires Ribeiro, Fabricio Barbosa Monteiro Arraes, Isabela Tristan Lourenço-Tessutti, Marilia Santos Silva, Maria Eugênia Lisei-de-Sá, Wagner Alexandre Lucena, Leonardo Lima Pepino Macedo, Janaina Nascimento Lima, Regina Maria Santos Amorim, Sinara Artico, Márcio Alves-Ferreira, Maria Cristina Mattar Silva, Maria Fatima Grossi-de-Sa
Genetically modified (GM) cotton events that effectively control cotton boll weevil (CBW), which is the most destructive cotton insect pest in South America, are reported here for the first time. This work presents the successful development of new GM cotton with high resistance to CBW conferred by Cry10Aa toxin, a protein encoded by entomopathogenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) gene. The plant transformation vector harbouring cry10Aa gene driven by the cotton ubiquitination-related promoter uceA1.7 was introduced into a Brazilian cotton cultivar by biolistic transformation...
January 12, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081267/single-nucleotide-variants-of-candidate-genes-in-aggrecan-metabolic-pathway-are-associated-with-lumbar-disc-degeneration-and-modic-changes
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Romain Shanil Perera, Poruwalage Harsha Dissanayake, Upul Senarath, Lalith Sirimevan Wijayaratne, Aranjan Lional Karunanayake, Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is genetically determined and severity of LDD is associated with Modic changes. Aggrecan is a major proteoglycan in the intervertebral disc and end plate. Progressive reduction of aggrecan is a main feature of LDD and Modic changes. OBJECTIVES: The study investigated the associations of single nucleotide variants (SNVs) of candidate genes in the aggrecan metabolic pathway with the severity of LDD and Modic changes. In-silico functional analysis of significant SNVs was also assessed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081157/simultaneous-quantitative-mri-mapping-of-t1-t2-and-magnetic-susceptibility-with-multi-echo-mp2rage
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Riccardo Metere, Tobias Kober, Harald E Möller, Andreas Schäfer
The knowledge of relaxation times is essential for understanding the biophysical mechanisms underlying contrast in magnetic resonance imaging. Quantitative experiments, while offering major advantages in terms of reproducibility, may benefit from simultaneous acquisitions. In this work, we demonstrate the possibility of simultaneously recording relaxation-time and susceptibility maps with a prototype Multi-Echo (ME) Magnetization-Prepared 2 RApid Gradient Echoes (MP2RAGE) sequence. T1 maps can be obtained using the MP2RAGE sequence, which is relatively insensitive to inhomogeneities of the radio-frequency transmit field, [Formula: see text]...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080209/dissipation-half-lives-and-mass-spectrometric-identification-of-chlorpyrifos-and-its-two-metabolites-on-field-grown-collard-and-kale
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George F Antonious, Eric T Turley, Mutari Abubakari, John C Snyder
The persistence and fate of chlorpyrifos and its two metabolites, chlorpyrifos-oxon and the 3, 5, 6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (TCP) break-down product were investigated on kale and collard leaves under field conditions. A simultaneous extraction and quantification procedure was developed for chrorpyrifos and its two main metabolites. Residues of chlorpyrifos, chlorpyrifos oxon, and TCP were determined using a gas chromatograph (GC) equipped with an electron capture detector (GC/ECD). Chlorpyrifos metabolites were detectable up to 23 days following application...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080113/higher-order-cognitive-control-in-dual-tasks-evidence-from-task-pair-switching
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Patricia Hirsch, Sophie Nolden, Iring Koch
In the present study, we combined the psychological refractory period (PRP) paradigm with a novel task-pair switching logic which enabled us to isolate performance costs occurring at the global level of task-pairs. In Experiment 1, in which we used conceptually overlapping responses for Task 1 (T1) and Task 2 (T2), we generated 3 task-pairs by combining 1 of 3 visual tasks (T1) with an auditory task (T2). In addition to worse performance after a short SOA than a long SOA (i.e., PRP effect), we found impaired performance in n - 1 task-pair switches as compared to n - 1 task-pair repetitions (i...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080067/stability-kinetic-and-mechanistic-investigation-of-1-8-self-immolative-cinnamyl-ether-spacers-for-controlled-release-of-phenols-and-generation-of-resonance-and-inductively-stabilized-methides
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Siddharth S Matikonda, Jessica M Fairhall, Joel D A Tyndall, Sarah Hook, Allan B Gamble
Three cinnamyl ether spacers (non-methyl, α-methyl, and γ-methyl) for caging of phenols have been synthesized and are physiologically stable. When triggered, the γ-methyl spacer releases phenols (pKa 7.8 and 9.8) with a t1/2 < 30 s and <2 min in aqueous and aqueous-organic solvent, respectively. The α-methyl spacer releases a phenol (pKa 7.8) with a t1/2 = 27 and 54 min. For the γ-methyl spacer, the results suggest the presence of a resonance and inductively stabilized aza-cinnamyl methide.
January 12, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080051/prediction-of-bond-dissociation-energies-heat-of-formation-for-diatomic-transition-metal-compounds-ccsd-t-works
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Zongtang Fang, Monica Vasiliu, Kirk A Peterson, David A Dixon
It was recently reported (J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2015, 11, 2036-2052) that the coupled cluster singles and doubles with perturbative triples method, CCSD(T), should not be used as a benchmark tool for the prediction of dissociation energies (heats of formation) for the 1st row transition metal diatomics based on a comparison with the experimental thermodynamic values for a set of 20 diatomics. In the present work the bond dissociation energies as well as the heats of formation for those diatomics have been calculated by the Feller-Peterson-Dixon approach at the CCSD(T)/complete basis set (CBS) level of theory including scalar relativistic corrections and correlation of the outer shell of core electrons in addition to the valence electrons...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079810/risk-of-vertebral-compression-fractures-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-a-finite-element-study
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D Anitha, Baum Thomas, Kirschke S Jan, Karupppasamy Subburaj
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a finite element (FE) model to predict vertebral bone strength in vitro using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) images in multiple myeloma (MM) patients, to serve as a complementing tool to assess fracture risk. In addition, it also aims to differentiate MM patients with and without vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) by performing FE analysis on vertebra segments (T1-L5) obtained from in vivo routine MDCT imaging scans. MDCT-based FE models were developed from the in vitro vertebrae samples and were then applied to the in vivo vertebrae segments of MM patients (n = 4) after validation...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079702/radiomic-analysis-reveals-prognostic-information-in-t1-weighted-baseline-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-glioblastoma
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Michael Ingrisch, Moritz Jörg Schneider, Dominik Nörenberg, Giovanna Negrao de Figueiredo, Klaus Maier-Hein, Bogdana Suchorska, Ulrich Schüller, Nathalie Albert, Hartmut Brückmann, Maximilian Reiser, Jörg-Christian Tonn, Birgit Ertl-Wagner
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether radiomic analysis with random survival forests (RSFs) can predict overall survival from T1-weighted contrast-enhanced baseline magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in a cohort of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients with uniform treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board and informed consent was waived. The MRI scans from 66 patients with newly diagnosed GBM from a previous prospective study were analyzed...
January 9, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079654/retinal-oximetry-in-subjects-with-glaucomatous-hemifield-asymmetry
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Zhu Li Yap, Charles Ong, Yi Fang Lee, Andrew Tsai, Clarissa Cheng, Monisha E Nongpiur, Shamira A Perera
PURPOSE: Although some studies suggest a strong link between retinal vessel oxygenation and damage to the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) seen in glaucoma, it has yet to be conclusively proven. This study compares intraocular retinal oximetry in glaucomatous eyes displaying asymmetrically affected hemifields across different subgroups of glaucoma, namely primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG), primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and normal tension glaucoma (NTG). METHODS: In this prospective cross-sectional study, 99 patients (PACG, n=28; POAG, n=37; NTG, n=34) underwent retinal oxygenation and vessel caliber measurements using the Oxymap T1 Retinal Oximeter, Cirrus optical coherence tomography, and Humphrey visual field testing...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079640/comparison-of-the-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-seventh-edition-and-brigham-and-women-s-hospital-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-tumor-staging-in-immunosuppressed-patients
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Jessica L Gonzalez, Kiera Cunningham, Rebecca Silverman, Elena Madan, Bichchau M Nguyen
BACKGROUND: The American Joint Committee on Cancer 7th edition (AJCC-7) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) staging criteria for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) have not been validated in immunosuppressed patients. OBJECTIVE: To compare the AJCC-7 and BWH staging systems for cSCCs in immunosuppressed patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A single-institution retrospective cohort study of cSCCs in immunosuppressed patients. Risks of local recurrence (LR), nodal metastasis (NM), in-transit metastasis, and any poor outcome (PO) were compared among AJCC-7 and BWH tumor T stages...
January 10, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079407/noninvasive-evaluation-of-gastric-emptying-and-gastric-wall-thickness-in-sle-patients
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Hao-Lin Shen, Shu-Ping Yang, Kang-Jian Wang, Bei-Lei Huang, Wen-Bao Huang, Jin-Zhi Wu, Guo-Rong Lyu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the gastric emptying in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with gastrointestinal involvement using three-dimensional (3D) ultrasonography. METHODS: The gastric emptying times at 25% (T1), 50% (T2), and 75% (T3) of SLE patients with gastrointestinal involvement (n = 40) and healthy controls (n = 80) were evaluated and compared. In addition, the correlations among the gastric wall thickness, SLE disease activity index (SLEDAI), and upper gastrointestinal symptoms were calculated...
January 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079395/diagnostic-performance-of-wrist-magnetic-resonance-mr-arthrography-comparison-of-three-dimensional-isotropic-t1-weighted-fast-spin-echo-mr-arthrography-and-two-dimensional-mr-arthrography
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Eunsun Oh, Young Cheol Yoon, Min Jong Park
OBJECTIVES: To compare the diagnostic performance of wrist direct magnetic resonance arthrography (D-MRA) with 2D T1-weighted fast spin-echo (FSE) and 3D isotropic T1-weighted FSE sequences for detecting triangular fibrocartilage (TFC) central perforations and scapholunate ligament (SLL) and lunotriquetral ligament (LTL) tears. METHODS: Twenty-six patients who had undergone preoperative wrist D-MRA with 2D and 3D isotropic T1-weighted FSE sequences and subsequent arthroscopic surgeries were included...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079289/apocrine-metaplasia-found-at-mr-biopsy-is-there-something-to-be-learned
#17
Yiming Gao, Vandana Dialani, Carolynn DeBenedectis, Nicole Johnson, Elena Brachtel, Priscilla Slanetz
The purpose of this study was to determine (a) the frequency of apocrine metaplasia (ApoM) found on MR core biopsy of suspicious findings, and (b) to determine if there are specific MR imaging features that might obviate the need for biopsy. This HIPAA-compliant retrospective study was performed under IRB exemption for quality assurance studies. Patient demographics, MR imaging features, and pathology were reviewed. Breast lesions which underwent MR-guided biopsy, yielding ApoM on pathology analysis were included...
January 12, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078869/high-level-laser-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-lower-back-pain-clinical-efficacy-and-comparison-of-different-wavelengths
#18
A Notarnicola, G Maccagnano, S Tafuri, M F Gallone, L Moretti, B Moretti
High energy laser therapy (HELT) could be a new alternative treatment for lower back pain (LBP), which is a significant public health problem. Nevertheless, differences between the various light waves of HELT have not yet been fully researched. Sixty-six patients with lower back pain were treated using a high energy laser therapy. They were randomized into three different protocols which differed according to wave length (650 nm, 810 nm and TRIAX, which is simultaneous emission of 810 nm, 980 nm e 1064 nm)...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078863/nasal-irrigation-with-nasir%C3%A2-in-children-a-preliminary-experience-on-nasal-cytology
#19
M Gelardi, S Taliente, K Piccininni, G Silvestre, N Quaranta, G Ciprandi
Allergic rhinitis (AR) and upper airway respiratory infections are frequent in children, and both have a relevant impact on some social aspects, including school attendance and performance, sleep, quality of life (also of the parents), and costs. Saline nasal irrigation is widely employed to reduce nasal congestion and mucopurulent secretion, to stimulate cleansing of the nasal and paranasal cavities, and to induce restoration of mucociliary clearance. The present study evaluated the effects of nasal irrigation on nasal cytology, using the new device Nasir® in 66 children (40 males, 26 females, mean age 7...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078857/effects-of-sevoflurane-on-cardiopulmonary-function-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass
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J Zhang, S Wang
The objective of the current study was to investigate effects of sevoflurane on cardiopulmonary function in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). In this study, 60 cases of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) were selected and randomly divided into the sevoflurane group (group S) and the control group C (group C) with 30 cases in each group. The two groups received intravenous anesthesia. The patients of group C were only given oxygen mask and physiological saline to keep vein open; while the patients of group S were administered with 1% sevoflurane immediately after the beginning of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) until the end of the treatment...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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