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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539714/evaluation-of-herb-drug-interactions-of-hovenia-dulcis-fruit-extracts
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Jong Suk Park, Shaheed Ur Rehman, In Sook Kim, Min Sun Choi, Chun-Soo Na, Hye Hyun Yoo
BACKGROUND: Hovenia dulcis (Rhamnaceae) fruits are popularly used as herbal medicines or dietary supplements in Asian countries due to functions such as liver protection and detoxification from alcohol poisoning. Accordingly, it is very likely for dietary supplemental products, including H. dulcis fruit extracts, to be taken with prescription drugs. OBJECTIVE: In this study, possible food-drug interactions involving H. dulcis fruit extracts were evaluated based on the inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme activity...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530403/propitious-dendritic-cu2o%C3%AF-pt-nanostructured-anodes-for-direct-formic-acid-fuel-cells
#2
Gumaa A El-Nagar, Ahmad M Mohammad, Mohamed S El-Deab, Bahgat E El-Anadouli
This study introduces a novel competent dendritic copper oxide-platinum nanocatalyst (nano-Cu2O-Pt) immobilized onto a glassy carbon (GC) substrate for formic acid (FA) electrooxidation (FAO); the prime reaction in the anodic compartment of direct formic acid fuel cells (DFAFCs). Interestingly, the proposed catalyst exhibited an outstanding improvement for FAO compared to the traditional platinum nanoparticles (nano-Pt) modified GC (nano-Pt/GC) catalyst. This was evaluated from steering the reaction mechanism towards the desired direct route producing carbon dioxide (CO2); consistently with mitigating the other undesired indirect pathway producing carbon monoxide (CO); the potential poison deteriorating the catalytic activity of typical Pt-based catalysts...
May 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526119/effects-of-temperature-salinity-and-composition-of-the-dinoflagellate-assemblage-on-the-growth-of-gambierdiscus-carpenteri-isolated-from-the-great-barrier-reef
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Leanne Sparrow, Paolo Momigliano, Garry R Russ, Kirsten Heimann
Increases in reported incidence of ciguatera fish poisoning (hereafter ciguatera) have been linked to warmer sea temperatures that are known to trigger coral bleaching events. The drivers that trigger blooms of ciguatera-causing dinoflagellates on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are poorly understood. This study investigated the effects of increased temperatures and lowered salinities, often associated with environmental disturbance events, on the population growth of two strains of the potentially ciguatera-causing dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus carpenteri (NQAIF116 and NQAIF380)...
May 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510803/occupational-and-life-style-factors-acquired-mutagenicity-in-agric-workers-of-northeastern-brazil
#4
Tatiana Vieira Souza Chaves, Muhammad Torequl Islam, Manoel Odoríco de Moraes, Marcus Vinícius Oliveira Barros de Alencar, Débora Cássia Vieira Gomes, Rodrigo Mendes de Carvalho, Sharbel Weider Maluf, Fabrício Pires de Moura do Amaral, Márcia Fernanda Correia Jardim Paz, Gilberto Santos Cerqueira, Hercília Maria Lins Rolim, João Marcelo de Castro E Sousa, Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo-Cavalcante, Maria Elisabete Amaral de Moraes
Pesticides are a complex mixture of chemicals used to protect crops from a number of pests and diseases. They have been considered as potential mutagenic agents. This study aims at evaluation of the mutagenic effect of pesticide exposure to agricultural workers through chromosomal aberrations (CA) and micronucleus (MN) assay in peripheral blood lymphocytes and oral mucosal cells, respectively. The exposed group was consisted with 97 farmers, while the control (un-exposed) group consisted of 55. The results showed a significant (p < 0...
May 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499205/comparative-metabolomics-analysis-for-the-compatibility-and-incompatibility-of-kansui-and-licorice-with-different-ratios-by-uhplc-qtof-ms-and-multivariate-data-analysis
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Juan Shen, Zong-Jin Pu, Jun Kai, An Kang, Yu-Ping Tang, Li-Li Shang, Gui-Sheng Zhou, Zhen-Hua Zhu, Er-Xin Shang, Shao-Ping Li, Yu-Jie Cao, Wei-Wei Tao, Shu-Lan Su, Li Zhang, Huiping Zhou, Da-Wei Qian, Jin-Ao Duan
Kansui, the root of Euphorbia kansui T.N. Liou ex T.P. Wang (Euphorbiaceae), is a well-known poisonous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). However, many monographs of TCM indicated that it cannot be co-used with licorice, as kansui-licorice is a typical "eighteen incompatible" medicaments. Our previous studies have indicated that kansui was effective in treating malignant pleural effusion (MPE), and the efficacy could be weakened by the co-use of licorice, even causing serious toxicity at the given ratio. Nevertheless, the actual mechanisms of their dosage-toxicity-efficacy relationship need to be well clarified...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489460/a-preliminary-study-in-the-alterations-of-mitochondrial-respiration-in-patients-with-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-measured-in-blood-cells
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David H Jang, Matthew Kelly, Kevin Hardy, David S Lambert, Frances S Shofer, David M Eckmann
OBJECTIVES: Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas responsible for poisoning mortality and morbidity in the United States. At this time, there is no reliable method to predict the severity of poisoning or clinical prognosis following CO exposure. Whole blood cells, such as peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and platelets, have been explored for their potential use to act as sensitive biomarkers for mitochondrial dysfunction which may have a role in CO poisoning. DESIGN: The objective of this study was to measure mitochondrial respiration using intact cells obtained from patients exposed to CO as a potential biomarker for mitochondrial inhibition with results that can be obtained in a time frame useful for guiding clinical care...
July 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457131/fast-prediction-of-co-binding-energy-via-the-local-structure-effect-on-ptcu-alloy-surfaces
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Zhi-Jian Zhao, Rentao Mu, Xiaohui Wang, Jinlong Gong
CO poisoning is a major problem for Pt-based catalysts in various catalytic processes. Thus, the prediction of CO binding energies over Pt alloy surfaces is fundamentally important to evaluate their CO poisoning tolerance. This article describes the effect of surface and subsurface coordination environments on the CO binding strength over PtCu alloy surfaces by employing density functional theory calculations. We show that the existence of surface Pt neighbors weakens the CO binding strength on Pt, whereas the subsurface Pt neighbors play the opposite role...
May 8, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452410/hollow-carbon-nanopolyhedra-for-enhanced-electrocatalysis-via-confined-hierarchical-porosity
#8
Xiaokai Song, Linli Guo, Xuemei Liao, Jian Liu, Jianhua Sun, Xiaopeng Li
A novel strategy for the fabrication of hollow Co and N-codoped carbon nanopolyhedra (H-CoNC) from metal-organic framework (MOF) using in situ evaporation of ZnO nanosphere templates is proposed. The excess Zn supply during the pyrolysis process is found beneficial in terms of high nitrogen (≈9.75 at%), relatively homogenous CoN bonding, and the electrochemically accessible hierarchical porous system. Compared with other reported "solid" CoNC of identical surface areas, the newly developed H-CoNC shows enhanced kinetic current in 0...
April 28, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451351/a-new-class-of-cu-zno-catalysts-derived-from-zincian-georgeite-precursors-prepared-by-co-precipitation
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Paul J Smith, Simon A Kondrat, Philip A Chater, Benjamin R Yeo, Greg M Shaw, Li Lu, Jonathan K Bartley, Stuart H Taylor, Michael S Spencer, Christopher J Kiely, Gordon J Kelly, Colin W Park, Graham J Hutchings
Zincian georgeite, an amorphous copper-zinc hydroxycarbonate, has been prepared by co-precipitation using acetate salts and ammonium carbonate. Incorporation of zinc into the georgeite phase and mild ageing conditions inhibits crystallisation into zincian malachite or aurichalcite. This zincian georgeite precursor was used to prepare a Cu/ZnO catalyst, which exhibits a superior performance to a zincian malachite derived catalyst for methanol synthesis and the low temperature water-gas shift (LTS) reaction. Furthermore, the enhanced LTS activity and stability in comparison to that of a commercial Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst, indicates that the addition of alumina as a stabiliser may not be required for the zincian georgeite derived Cu/ZnO catalyst...
March 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445026/chromium-poisoning-effects-on-surface-exchange-kinetics-of-la0-6sr0-4co0-2fe0-8o3-%C3%AE
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Yi-Lin Huang, A Mohammed Hussain, Christopher Pellegrinelli, Chunyan Xiong, Eric D Wachsman
The presence of Cr has already been reported in literature to cause severe degradation to La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ (LSCF). However, fundamental understanding of Cr effects on the surface exchange kinetics is still lacking. For the first time, in situ gas phase isotopic oxygen exchange was utilized to quantitatively determine Cr effect on oxygen exchange kinetics of LSCF powder as a function of temperature and water vapor. Our investigations revealed that the formation of secondary phases such as SrCrO4, Cr2O3, Cr-Co-Fe-O, and La-Co-Fe-O can affect both the oxygen dissociation step and overall surface exchange...
May 2, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441428/increased-long-term-risk-of-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-a-population-based-study-in-taiwan
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Chung-Shun Wong, Ying-Chin Lin, Li-Chin Sung, Tzu-Ting Chen, Hon-Ping Ma, Yung-Ho Hsu, Shin-Han Tsai, Yuh-Feng Lin, Mei-Yi Wu
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning may cause toxicity to the cardiovascular system. However, the association between CO poisoning and the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) remains unestablished. We investigated the incidence of MACE after CO poisoning in Taiwan and evaluated whether CO-poisoned individuals had a higher risk of MACE than did the general population. METHODS: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) during 2005-2013, a nationwide population-based cohort study was conducted among patients who experienced CO poisoning between 2005 and 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438480/educating-emergency-department-registered-nurses-edrns-in-screening-brief-intervention-and-referral-to-treatment-sbirt-changes-in-attitudes-and-knowledge-over-time
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Ann M Mitchell, Irene Kane, Dawn L Lindsay, Holly Hagle, Kathy Puskar, Jim Aiello, Lynn Boucek, Emily Knapp
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) diagnoses in the ED co-occur with injury-related presenting conditions including: falls, motor vehicle accidents, poisonings, and both intentional and unintentional injuries. Clinical attention to ED admissions resulting from hazardous AOD use can significantly improve patient care and reduce high cost utilization of ED visits and treatment. The EDRN-SBIRT project is designed to improve the knowledge and attitudes of ED nurses working in a large academic medical center to identify and address risky AOD use as it relates to an ED visit...
April 21, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438227/characterization-of-carbon-monoxide-exposure-during-hurricane-sandy-and-subsequent-nor-easter
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Amy Schnall, Royal Law, Amy Heinzerling, Kanta Sircar, Scott Damon, Fuyuen Yip, Josh Schier, Tesfaye Bayleyegn, Amy Wolkin
OBJECTIVE: Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas produced by fossil fuel combustion. On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy moved ashore near Atlantic City, New Jersey, causing widespread morbidity and mortality, $30 to $50 billion in economic damage, and 8.5 million households to be without power. The combination of power outages and unusually low temperatures led people to use alternate power sources, placing many at risk for CO exposure. METHODS: We examined Hurricane Sandy-related CO exposures from multiple perspectives to help identify risk factors and develop strategies to prevent future exposures...
April 25, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437641/human-neuronal-cell-based-assay-a-new-in-vitro-model-for-toxicity-evaluation-of-ciguatoxin
#14
Teresa Coccini, Francesca Caloni, Uliana De Simone
Ciguatoxins (CTXs) are emerging marine neurotoxins representing the main cause of ciguatera fish poisoning, an intoxication syndrome which configures a health emergency and constitutes an evolving issue constantly changing due to new vectors and derivatives of CTXs, as well as their presence in new non-endemic areas. The study applied the neuroblastoma cell model of human origin (SH-SY5Y) to evaluate species-specific mechanistic information on CTX toxicity. Metabolic functionality, cell morphology, cytosolic Ca(2+)i responses, neuronal cell growth and proliferation were assessed after short- (4-24h) and long-term exposure (10days) to P-CTX-3C...
April 14, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426049/a-pt-co3o4-cd-electrocatalyst-with-enhanced-electrocatalytic-performance-and-resistance-to-co-poisoning-achieved-by-carbon-dots-and-co3o4-for-direct-methanol-fuel-cells
#15
Yue Sun, Yunjie Zhou, Cheng Zhu, Lulu Hu, Mumei Han, Aoqi Wang, Hui Huang, Yang Liu, Zhenhui Kang
Highly efficient electrocatalysts remain huge challenges in direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs). Here, a Pt-Co3O4-CDs/C composite was fabricated as an anode electrocatalyst with low Pt content (12 wt%) by using carbon dots (CDs) and Co3O4 nanoparticles as building blocks. The Pt-Co3O4-CDs/C composite catalyst shows a significantly enhanced electrocatalytic activity (1393.3 mA mg(-1) Pt), durability (over 4000 s) and CO-poisoning tolerance. The superior catalytic activity should be attributed to the synergistic effect of CDs, Pt and Co3O4...
May 4, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425705/facile-aqueous-phase-synthesis-of-the-ptau-bi2o3-hybrid-catalyst-for-efficient-electro-oxidation-of-ethanol
#16
Sumanta Sarkar, Rajkumar Jana, Hiranmayee Vadlamani, Swetha Ramani, Dundappa Mumbaraddi, Sebastian C Peter
In this work, we present a facile aqueous-phase synthesis of a hybrid catalyst consisting of PtAu alloy supported on Bi2O3 microspheres. Multistep reduction of HAuCl4 and K2PtCl4 salts on Bi2O3 and subsequent annealing lead to the formation of this hybrid catalyst. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of using Bi2O3 as a catalyst support in fuel cell applications. The material was characterized by powder X-ray diffraction and various microscopic techniques. This composite showed remarkable activity as well as stability toward the electro-oxidation of ethanol in comparison to commercially available Pt/C...
April 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425262/copeptin-levels-in-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
#17
Güler Irem, Yunsur Çevik, Ahmet Turgut Keskin, Emine Emektar, Osman Lütfi Demirci, Tuba Şafak, Gülşah Çikrikçi Işik, Kadir Okhan Akin
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study is to identify the copeptin levels in patients presenting with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning to the emergency department and to investigate its correlation with the neurological effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of patients presenting with CO poisoning and carboxyhemoglobin levels >10%. Blood samples for copeptin levels were obtained twice, first at presentation then at the fourth hour of observation...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421842/the-management-of-ventricular-dysrhythmia-in-aconite-poisoning
#18
REVIEW
James M Coulson, Thomas M Caparrotta, John P Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Aconite poisoning is relatively rare but is frequently complicated by ventricular dysrhythmias, which may be fatal. Molecular basis of aconite alkaloid ventricular arrhythmogenicity: Aconite exerts its toxic effects due to the presence of an admixture of alkaloids present in all parts of the plant. The major target of these aconite alkaloids is the fast voltage-gates sodium channel, where they cause persistent activation. This blockade of the channel in the activated state promotes automaticity within the ventricular myocardium and the generation of ventricular arrhythmias...
June 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419893/carbon-monoxide-related-fatalities-a-60-year-single-institution-experience
#19
Martin Janík, Michaela Ublová, Štepánka Kučerová, Petr Hejna
OBJECTIVE: Though carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings account currently for a relatively small percentage of total non-natural deaths in Europe, they represent a serious public health burden and significant component of avoidable mortality in many countries. Our aim was to investigate long-term trends and to determine epidemiologic characteristics of the CO-related deaths in the Czech Republic, recorded at the Department of Forensic Medicine in Hradec Králové. METHODS: This was an autopsy-based single-centre retrospective cohort study of all fatalities caused by CO poisoning over six decades (1947-2006)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406745/measured-carbon-monoxide-concentrations-from-stock-and-reduced-emission-prototype-portable-generators-operated-in-an-attached-garage
#20
S J Emmerich, L Wang, A K Persily
There is concern about the hazard of acute residential CO exposures from portable gasoline powered generators which can result in death or serious adverse health effects in exposed individuals. To address this hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has developed low CO emission prototype generators by adapting off-the-shelf emission control technologies onto commercially-available generators. A series of tests were conducted to characterize the indoor CO concentrations resulting from portable generators operating in the attached garage of a research house under seven different test house/garage configurations...
April 13, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
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