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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732228/a-facile-method-for-preparation-of-emulsion-using-the-high-gravity-technique
#1
Yan Li, Ran Andy Mei, Zhongqiang Yang
This study demonstrates a new process for preparation of oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion using the high gravity technique. This involves a mixture of oil and water that are passed through a rotating packed bed, under a high shear force, from which oil is emulsified into tiny droplets and subsequently dispersed in water. The process is cycled in order to break the droplets repeatedly and achieve an emulsion with small size and low polydispersity index (PDI). The advantage of the high gravity technique is that the emulsions with a desired size and polydispersity can be rapidly obtained by tuning experimental parameters, such as relative centrifugal force (RCF), cycle times (CT), liquid flow rate (VL) and surfactant concentration (Csurfactant)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729221/sensitivity-to-cocaine-in-adult-mice-is-due-to-interplay-between-genetic-makeup-early-environment-and-later-experience
#2
Matteo Di Segni, Diego Andolina, Alessandra Coassin, Alessandra Accoto, Alessandra Luchetti, Tiziana Pascucci, Carla Luzi, Anna Rita Lizzi, Francesca R D'Amato, Rossella Ventura
Although early aversive postnatal events are known to increase the risk to develop psychiatric disorders later in life, rarely they determine alone the nature and outcome of the psychopathology, indicating that interaction with genetic factors is crucial for expression of psychopathologies in adulthood. Moreover, it has been suggested that early life experiences could have negative consequences or confer adaptive value in different individuals. Here we suggest that resilience or vulnerability to adult cocaine sensitivity depends on a "triple interaction" between genetic makeup x early environment x later experience...
July 17, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681585/a-simple-method-for-removing-low-density-granulocytes-to-purify-t-lymphocytes-from-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
#3
Si-Gong Zhang, Yu-Xin Song, Xiao-Ming Shu, Hai-Li Shen, Han-Bo Yang, Rui-Xue Duo, Guo-Chun Wang
OBJECTIVE: Low-density granulocytes (LDGs) can form neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) spontaneously and excessively. When peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are used for studying T lymphocytes, LDGs contained in the PBMCs may decrease the threshold of activating T lymphocytes by forming NETs. This study focused on the profiles of LDGs in common autoimmune diseases and methods for removing LDGs from PBMCs. METHODS: The percentages of LDGs in PBMCs from 55 patients with dermatomyositis (DM), 15 with polymyositis (PM), 42 with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 25 with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and 19 healthy controls were determined by flow cytometry...
July 2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618277/fate-and-adverse-effects-of-hexabromocyclododecane-diastereoisomers-hbcdds-in-a-soil-ryegrass-pot-system
#4
Hongkai Zhu, Hongwen Sun, Yiming Yao, Fei Wang, Yanwei Zhang, Xiaowei Liu
This study explored the fate and adverse effects of 3 main hexabromocyclododecane diastereoisomers (α-, β-, and γ-HBCDDs) in a soil pot system planted with ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) using a short-term (8 weeks) experiment. At the end of the experiment, soil urease activity in planted spiked soil increased and catalase activity decreased; while there was no obvious change in sucrase and peroxidase activities. HBCDDs mainly accumulated in the root of ryegrass, with root concentration factors (RCF) in the range of 1...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598222/pfca-uptake-and-translocation-in-dominant-wheat-species-triticum-aestivum-l
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Hongxia Zhao, Yue Guan, Baocheng Qu
The comparative uptake of four perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs) by wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grown in nutrient solution was investigated. Wheat is the main food crop in northern China and may become a potential pathway of human exposure to these PFCAs. The uptake of four PFCAs from water at a fixed concentration (1 μg/mL) increased over time, approaching a steady state, and except for the short-chain perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA), most of the total mass of each of the PFCAs taken up by wheat was found to be at the root...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550783/occurrence-distribution-and-bioaccumulation-behaviour-of-hydrophobic-organic-contaminants-in-a-large-scale-constructed-wetland-in-singapore
#6
Qian Wang, Barry C Kelly
This study involved a field-based investigation to assess the occurrence, distribution and bioaccumulation behaviour of hydrophobic organic contaminants in a large-scale constructed wetland. Samples of raw leachate, water and wetland plants, Typha angustifolia, were collected for chemical analysis. Target contaminants included polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides (OCP), as well as several halogenated flame retardants (HFRs) and personal care products (triclosan and synthetic musks). In addition to PCBs and OCPs, synthetic musks, triclosan (TCS) and dechlorane plus stereoisomers (syn- and anti-DPs) were frequently detected...
May 20, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521265/optimizing-the-electrodiagnostic-accuracy-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-subtypes-criteria-sets-and-sparse-linear-discriminant-analysis
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Antonino Uncini, Luigi Ippoliti, Nortina Shahrizaila, Yukari Sekiguchi, Satoshi Kuwabara
OBJECTIVE: To optimize the electrodiagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) subtypes at first study. METHODS: The reference electrodiagnosis was obtained in 53 demyelinating and 45 axonal GBS patients on the basis of two serial studies and results of anti-ganglioside antibodies assay. We retrospectively employed sparse linear discriminant analysis (LDA), two existing electrodiagnostic criteria sets (Hadden et al., 1998; Rajabally et al., 2015) and one we propose that additionally evaluates duration of motor responses, sural sparing pattern and defines reversible conduction failure (RCF) in motor and sensory nerves at second study...
July 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472240/gnrh-agonist-for-protection-against-ovarian-toxicity-during-chemotherapy-for-early-breast-cancer-the-anglo-celtic-group-option-trial
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Rcf Leonard, Dja Adamson, G Bertelli, J Mansi, A Yellowlees, J Dunlop, G A Thomas, R E Coleman, R A Anderson
Background: HASH(0x3cf0098) Patients and Methods: HASH(0x2f8cf20) Results: HASH(0x3cf4b40) Conclusion: HASH(0x3d2beb0) Trial registration: EudraCT 2004-000133-11.
May 2, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352017/basilic-vein-transposition-a-viable-alternative-for-multiple-failed-arteriovenous-fistulas-a-single-center-experience
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Saurabh Sudhir Chipde, Santosh Agrawal, Jaisukh Kalathia, Udit Mishra, Rajeev Agrawal
Primary use of the autogenous arteriovenous access is recommended by the National Kidney Foundation-Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative guidelines. In spite of troublesome comorbidities associated with basilic vein transposition (BVT), it is still the most preferred technique when autologous veins are not suitable to construct radio-cephalic fistula (RCF) and brachiocephalic fistula (BCF), arteriovenous fistula (AVF). The present study highlights our experience with BVT, with small incision technique, over a period of two years with excellent outcome...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324162/reduction-of-relative-centrifugal-forces-increases-growth-factor-release-within-solid-platelet-rich-fibrin-prf-based-matrices-a-proof-of-concept-of-lscc-low-speed-centrifugation-concept
#10
K El Bagdadi, A Kubesch, X Yu, S Al-Maawi, A Orlowska, A Dias, P Booms, E Dohle, R Sader, C J Kirkpatrick, J Choukroun, S Ghanaati
Purpose The present study evaluated the platelet distribution pattern and growth factor release (VEGF, TGF-β1 and EGF) within three PRF (platelet-rich-fibrin) matrices (PRF, A-PRF and A-PRF+) that were prepared using different relative centrifugation forces (RCF) and centrifugation times. Materials and methods immunohistochemistry was conducted to assess the platelet distribution pattern within three PRF matrices. The growth factor release was measured over 10 days using ELISA. Results The VEGF protein content showed the highest release on day 7; A-PRF+ showed a significantly higher rate than A-PRF and PRF...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294706/histopathological-microbiological-and-radiographic-analysis-of-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-teeth-with-apical-periodontitis-a-study-in-rats-molars
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Alessandra Cesar Trindade, José Antônio Poli de Figueiredo, Sílvia Dias de Oliveira, Valdir Cristóvão Barth Junior, Stephanie Wagner Gallo, Carina Follmann, Carlos Frederico Brilhante Wolle, Liviu Steier, Renata Dornelles Morgental, João Batista Blessmann Weber
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate in vivo, by histological and radiographic analysis, the response of apical tissues of rats' teeth with experimentally induced apical periodontitis, after one- and two-session endodontic treatment with and without photodynamic therapy (PDT). A microbiological analysis was also performed to verify bacterial reduction after each treatment. BACKGROUND DATA: Studies carried out in recent years highlighted the antibacterial potential of PDT when associated with conventional endodontic therapy in vitro...
July 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283682/reduction-of-relative-centrifugation-force-within-injectable-platelet-rich-fibrin-prf-concentrates-advances-patients-own-inflammatory-cells-platelets-and-growth-factors-the-first-introduction-to-the-low-speed-centrifugation-concept
#12
J Choukroun, S Ghanaati
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze systematically the influence of the relative centrifugation force (RCF) on leukocytes, platelets and growth factor release within fluid platelet-rich fibrin matrices (PRF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Systematically using peripheral blood from six healthy volunteers, the RCF was reduced four times for each of the three experimental protocols (I-III) within the spectrum (710-44 g), while maintaining a constant centrifugation time...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281287/application-of-a-lumped-parameter-model-to-study-the-feasibility-of-simultaneous-implantation-of-a-continuous-flow-ventricular-assist-device-vad-and-a-pulsatile-flow-vad-in-bivad-patients
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Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianfranco Ferrari, Roberta Iacobelli, Sergio Filippelli, Libera Fresiello, Paolo Guccione, Alessandra Toscano, Antonio Amodeo
The aim of this work is to develop and test a lumped parameter model of the cardiovascular system to simulate the simultaneous use of pulsatile (P) and continuous flow (C) ventricular assist devices (VADs) on the same patient. Echocardiographic and hemodynamic data of five pediatric patients undergoing VAD implantation were retrospectively collected and used to simulate the patients' baseline condition with the numerical model. Once the baseline hemodynamic was reproduced for each patient, the following assistance modalities were simulated: (a) CVAD assisting the right ventricle and PVAD assisting the left ventricle (RCF + LPF), (b) CVAD assisting the left ventricle and PVAD assisting the right ventricle (LCF + RPF)...
March 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218352/concomitant-pulsatile-and-continuous-flow-vad-in-biventricular-and-univentricular-physiology-a-comparison-study-with-a-numerical-model
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianfranco Ferrari, Roberta Iacobelli, Sergio Filippelli, Paolo Guccione, Libera Fresiello, Gianluigi Perri, Antonio Amodeo
INTRODUCTION: To develop and test a lumped parameter model to simulate and compare the effects of the simultaneous use of continuous flow (CF) and pulsatile flow (PF) ventricular assist devices (VADs) to assist biventricular circulation vs. single ventricle circulation in pediatrics. METHODS: Baseline data of 5 patients with biventricular circulation eligible for LVAD and of 5 patients with Fontan physiology were retrospectively collected and used to simulate patient baselines...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213764/presence-of-root-canal-treatment-has-no-influence-on-periodontal-bone-loss
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Fabiola-Regina Rodriguez, Nadine Paganoni, Peter Eickholz, Roland Weiger, Clemens Walter
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the interproximal bone level at root canal-filled teeth and non-root canal-filled teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of patients from the department were consecutively screened from January 2009 to October 2011. The distance between the coronal reference point to the alveolar bone crest (AC) was assessed at the mesial and distal aspects of root canal-filled teeth (RCF+) and their contralateral non-root canal-filled teeth (RCF-) on periapical radiographs...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171839/optimization-of-operating-parameters-of-novel-composite-adsorbent-for-organic-pollutants-removal-from-pome-using-response-surface-methodology
#16
A O Adeleke, Ab Aziz Ab Latiff, A A Al-Gheethi, Zawawi Daud
The present work aimed to develop a novel composite material made up of activated cow bone powder (CBP) as a starting material for reducing chemical oxygen demand (COD) and ammonia-nitrogen (NH3N) from palm oil mill effluent (POME). The optimization of the reduction efficiency was investigated using response surface methodology (RSM). Six independent variables used in the optimization experiments include pH (4-10), speed (0.27-9.66 rcf), contact time (2-24 h), particle size (1-4.35 mm), dilution factor (100-500) and adsorbent dosage (65-125 g/L)...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169361/electromagnetic-pulsed-thermography-for-natural-cracks-inspection
#17
Yunlai Gao, Gui Yun Tian, Ping Wang, Haitao Wang, Bin Gao, Wai Lok Woo, Kongjing Li
Emerging integrated sensing and monitoring of material degradation and cracks are increasingly required for characterizing the structural integrity and safety of infrastructure. However, most conventional nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods are based on single modality sensing which is not adequate to evaluate structural integrity and natural cracks. This paper proposed electromagnetic pulsed thermography for fast and comprehensive defect characterization. It hybrids multiple physical phenomena i.e. magnetic flux leakage, induced eddy current and induction heating linking to physics as well as signal processing algorithms to provide abundant information of material properties and defects...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157284/mechanisms-of-increased-particle-and-voc-emissions-during-dpf-active-regeneration-and-practical-emissions-considering-regeneration
#18
Hiroyuki Yamada, Satoshi Inomata, Hiroshi Tanimoto
Mechanisms involved in increased particle and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions during active and parked active regenerations of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) were investigated using heavy-duty trucks equipped with both a urea selective catalytic reduction system and a DPF (SCR + DPF) and a DPF-only. Particle emissions increased in the later part of the regeneration period but the mechanisms were different above and below 23 nm. Particles above 23 nm were emitted due to the lower filtering efficiency of the DPF because of the decreasing amount of soot trapped during regeneration...
March 7, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047833/th-cd-bra-06-magnetic-field-effects-on-gafchromic-film-response-in-mr-igrt
#19
F Reynoso, A Curcuru, O Green, S Mutic, I Das, L Santanam
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of magnetic fields in radiochromic films (RCF). Magnetokinetic changes may affect crystal orientation and polymerization within active layer of RCF, these effects are investigated in Magnetic Resonance Image-guided Radiotherapy (MR-IGRT). METHODS: Gafchromic EBT2 RCF were irradiated in a 30×30×30 cm(3) solid water phantom using a ViewRay MRIdian Co-60 MRI guided radiotherapy system (B=0.35 T). Fifteen 20.3×25.4 cm(2) EBT2 film sheets were placed at three different depths (d=0...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047758/su-f-t-570-comparison-of-synthetic-diamond-microionization-chamber-and-radiochromic-film-for-absolute-dosimetry-of-vmat-radiosurgery
#20
R Popple, X Wu, J Kraus, E Thomas, I Brezovich
PURPOSE: Patient specific quality assurance of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) plans is challenging because of small target sizes and high dose gradients. We compared three detectors for dosimetry of VMAT SRS plans. METHODS: The dose at the center of seventeen targets was measured using a synthetic diamond detector (2.2 mm diameter, 1 µm thickness), a 0.007 cm(3) ionization chamber, and radiochromic film. Measurements were made in a PMMA phantom in the clinical geometry - all gantry and table angles were delivered as planned...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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