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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088000/efficient-degradation-of-butylparaben-by-gamma-radiolysis
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Jhimli Paul Guin, Y K Bhardwaj, Lalit Varshney
Gamma radiolysis and ozonolysis are two competitive advanced oxidation processes for degradation of organic pollutants present in the ground water. In this paper, the gamma radiolytic degradation of an emerging organic pollutant Butylparaben (BP) in aqueous solution has been investigated for the first time at different absorbed doses. The effect of the absorbed dose rate in the degradation and mineralization of BP has been investigated. About 65% mineralization of BP was observed at absorbed dose of 70kGy and dose rate of 0...
December 24, 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087768/the-rice-paradox-multiple-origins-but-single-domestication-in-asian-rice
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Jae Young Choi, Adrian E Platts, Dorian Q Fuller, Yue-Ie Hsing, Rod A Wing, Michael D Purugganan
The origin of domesticated Asian rice (Oryza sativa) has been a contentious topic, with conflicting evidence for either single or multiple domestication of this key crop species. We examined the evolutionary history of domesticated rice by analyzing de novo assembled genomes from domesticated rice and its wild progenitors. Our results indicate multiple origins, where each domesticated rice subpopulation (japonica, indica, and aus) arose separately from progenitor O. rufipogon and/or O. nivara Coalescence-based modeling of demographic parameters estimate that the first domesticated rice population to split off from O...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087281/mtuepa-trans-urethral-monopolar-enucleation-of-prostatic-adenoma-preliminary-report
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Vito Pansadoro, Paolo Emiliozzi, Gianluca Del Vecchio, Marco Martini, Paolo Scarpone, Francesco Del Giudice, Domenico Veneziano, Aldo Brassetti, Christophe Assenmacher
OBJECTIVES: To describe preliminary results of our monopolar Transurethral Enucleation of Prostatic Adenoma (mTUEPA). METHODS: A consecutive series of patient treated with mTUEPA, a retrograde enucleation of the prostatic adenoma performed by means of a standard monopolar resectoscope, were prospectively enrolled. Symptoms, uroflometry parmeters and post voiding residual (PVR) were assessed at baseline and 1, 6 and 12 months post-operatively. Prostate volume (PV) was evaluated at baseline by means of transrectal ultrasound...
January 10, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086991/does-waterfall-aerosol-influence-mucosal-immunity-and-chronic-stress-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Carina Grafetstätter, Martin Gaisberger, Johanna Prossegger, Markus Ritter, Predrag Kolarž, Christina Pichler, Josef Thalhamer, Arnulf Hartl
BACKGROUND: The specific microclimate of alpine waterfalls with high levels of ionized water aerosols has been suggested to trigger beneficial immunological and psychological effects. In the present three-armed randomized controlled clinical study, we focused on effects on (i) immunological reagibility, on (ii) physiological stress responses, and on (iii) stress-related psychological parameters. METHODS: People with moderate to high stress levels (n = 65) spent an active sojourn with daily hiking tours in the National Park Hohe Tauern (Großkirchheim, Austria)...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086939/feasibility-study-for-the-non-invasive-blood-pressure-estimation-based-on-ppg-morphology-normotensive-subject-study
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Hangsik Shin, Se Dong Min
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure is a critical bio-signal and its importance has been increased with the aged society and the growth of cardiovascular disease population. However, most of hypertensive patients have been suffered the inconvenience in monitoring blood pressure in daily life because the measurement of the blood pressure depends on the cuff-based technique. Nowadays there are many trials to measure blood pressure without cuff, especially, photoplethysmography (PPG) based research is carried out in various ways...
January 10, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081526/phosphomolybdic-acid-and-ferric-iron-as-efficient-electron-mediators-for-coupling-biomass-pretreatment-to-produce-bioethanol-and-electricity-generation-from-wheat-straw
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Yi Ding, Bo Du, Xuebing Zhao, J Y Zhu, Dehua Liu
Phosphomolybdic acid (PMo12) was used as an electron mediator and proton carrier to mediate biomass pretreatment for ethanol production and electricity generation from wheat straw. In the pretreatment, lignin was oxidized anaerobically by PMo12 with solubilization of a fraction of hemicelluloses, and the PMo12 was simultaneously reduced. In an external liquid flow cell, the reduced PMo12 was re-oxidized with generation of electricity. The effects of several factors on pretreatment were investigated for optimizing the conditions...
January 3, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081214/cold-pressor-stress-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-myocardial-flow-reserve-is-not-useful-for-detection-of-coronary-endothelial-dysfunction-in-women-with-signs-and-symptoms-of-ischemia-and-no-obstructive-cad
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Sofy Landes, Sherwin Dela Cruz, Janet Wei, Ahmed AlBadri, Chrisandra Shufelt, Puja Mehta, Louise E Thomson, Marcio A Diniz, Xiao Zhang, John W Petersen, R David Anderson, Carl J Pepine, Daniel S Berman, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: Coronary endothelial function testing using acetylcholine is not routinely available, while non-pharmacological cold pressor testing (CPT) is considered an endothelial stressor. Noninvasive cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) myocardial perfusion reserve index (MPRI) can detect coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD). We evaluated if CPT stress CMRI MPRI could detect invasive coronary endothelial dysfunction. METHODS: Coronary reactivity testing was performed in 189 women with symptoms and signs of ischemic but no obstructive coronary artery disease as previously described plus CPT stress...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079524/spatial-heterogeneity-in-the-time-and-frequency-properties-of-skin-perfusion
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Michele Sorelli, Zlatka Stoyneva, Irina Mizeva, Leonardo Bocchi
Pathological alterations of the microcirculatory system can be identified by measuring the temporal and spectral properties of Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) signals acquired on the skin, and their changes following physiological stimulation. A wide range of stimulation protocols and measurement locations are observed in literature. Researchers often use non-invasive stimulation techniques, such as post-occlusive hyperaemia, cold tests, and local heating. As concerns the stimulation/recording sites, the forearm, fingers, and toes are typically selected to conduct microcirculation studies...
January 12, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079208/controlled-assembly-of-single-colloidal-crystals-using-electro-osmotic-micro-pumps
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Ran Niu, Erdal C Oğuz, Hannah Müller, Alexander Reinmüller, Denis Botin, Hartmut Löwen, Thomas Palberg
We assemble charged colloidal spheres at deliberately chosen locations on a charged unstructured glass substrate utilizing ion exchange based electro-osmotic micro-pumps. Using microscopy, a simple scaling theory and Brownian dynamics computer simulations, we systematically explore the control parameters of crystal assembly and the mechanisms through which they depend on the experimental boundary conditions. We demonstrate that crystal quality depends crucially on the assembly distance of the colloids. This is understood as resulting from the competition between inward transport by the electro-osmotic pump flow and the electro-phoretic outward motion of the colloids...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079124/axisymmetric-rotational-stagnation-point-flow-impinging-radially-a-permeable-stretching-shrinking-surface-in-a-nanofluid-using-tiwari-and-das-model
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Natalia C Roşca, Ioan Pop
In this paper, the problem of normal impingement rotational stagnation-point flow on a radially permeable stretching sheet in a viscous fluid, recently studied in a very interesting paper, is extended to a water-based nanofluid. A similarity transformation is used to reduce the system of governing nonlinear partial differential equations to a system of ordinary differential equations, which is then solved numerically using the function bvp4c from Matlab. It is found that dual (upper and lower branch) solutions exist for some values of the governing parameters...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078721/use-of-the-fluorescent-dye-tetramethylrhodamine-methyl-ester-perchlorate-for-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-assessment-in-human-spermatozoa
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P Uribe, J V Villegas, R Boguen, F Treulen, R Sánchez, P Mallmann, V Isachenko, G Rahimi, E Isachenko
Mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) is an indicator of sperm quality and its evaluation complements the standard semen analysis. The fluorescent dye JC-1 has been widely used to assess sperm ΔΨm; however, some problems have been detected under certain experimental conditions. Another fluorescent compound, tetramethylrhodamine methyl ester perchlorate (TMRM), has been used in somatic cells and bovine spermatozoa but not in human spermatozoa. TMRM accumulates in hyperpolarised mitochondria and the fluorescence intensity of this compound correlates with ΔΨm...
January 11, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078718/fabric-based-alkaline-direct-formate-microfluidic-fuel-cells
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Kryls Domalaon, Catherine Tang, Alex Mendez, Franky Bernal, Krutarth Purohit, Linda Pham, John Haan, Frank A Gomez
Fabric-based microfluidic fuel cells (MFCs) serve as a novel, cost-efficient alternative to traditional FCs and batteries, since fluids naturally travel across fabric via capillary action, eliminating the need for an external pump and lowering production and operation costs. Building on previous research with Y-shaped paper-based MFCs, fabric-based MFCs mitigate fragility and durability issues caused by long periods of fuel immersion. In the present work we describe a microfluidic fabric-based direct formate fuel cell (DFFC), with 5 M potassium formate and 30% hydrogen peroxide as the anode fuel and cathode oxidant, respectively...
January 12, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078334/confinement-induced-alterations-in-the-evaporation-dynamics-of-sessile-droplets
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Lalit Bansal, Suman Chakraborty, Saptarshi Basu
Evaporation of sessile droplets has been a topic of extensive research. However, the effect of confinement on the underlying dynamics has not been well explored. Here, we report the evaporation dynamics of a sessile droplet in a confined fluidic environment. Our findings reveal that an increase in the channel length delays the completion of the evaporation process and leads to unique spatio-temporal evaporation flux and internal flow. The evaporation modes (constant contact angle and constant contact radius) during the droplet lifetime however exhibit global similarity when normalized by appropriate length and timescales...
January 12, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077904/regadenoson-in-myocardial-perfusion-study-first-institutional-experiences-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Nermina Beslic, Renata Milardovic, Amera Sadija, Sejla Ceric, Zeljka Raic
INTRODUCTION: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is widely used in the evaluation of known and suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Imaging of heart in stress and rest enables the comparison of myocardial uptake of radiotracer in proportion to the needs and coronary flow, which is used for detection of perfusion defects. Exercise stress and pharmacologic agents are used for the stressing purpose. Novel pharmacologic stressor regadenoson is A2A selective adenosine agonist, which selectively binds to the adenosine receptors in coronary arteries causing coronary dilatation...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077468/integrated-imaging-of-echocardiography-and-computed-tomography-to-grade-mitral-regurgitation-severity-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Philippe J van Rosendael, Suzanne E van Wijngaarden, Vasileios Kamperidis, William K F Kong, Melissa Leung, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
AIMS: Quantitative mitral regurgitation (MR) grading remains challenging. This study evaluated the concept of integrating echocardiography and computed tomography for grading MR severity. Specifically, an integrated parameter was developed that combines the true cross-sectional mitral regurgitant orifice area (ROA) assessed with multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) with flow data from echocardiography. METHODS AND RESULTS: Systolic MDCT data of 73 patients, referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) who also had MR, were evaluated...
January 10, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077371/markers-of-endothelial-damage-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-on-hemodialysis
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Andrés Carmona, Maria Luisa Agüera, Carlos Luna Ruiz, Paula Buendia, Laura Calleros, Andrea Garcia-Jerez, Manuel Rodríguez-Puyol, Manuel Arias, Marta Arias-Guillen, Gabriel de Arriba, Jose Ballarin, Carmen Bernis, Elvira Fernandez, Sagrario Garcia-Rebollo, Javier Mancha, Gloria Del Peso, Estefania Perez, Esteban Poch, Jose M Portoles, Diego Rodriguez-Puyol, Rafael Sánchez-Villanueva, Felipe Sarro, Armando Torres, Alejandro Martin-Malo, Pedro Aljama, Rafael Ramirez, Julia Carracedo
Patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease who are on hemodialysis (HD) remain in a chronic inflammatory state, characterized by the accumulation of uremic toxins that induce endothelial damage and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Our aim was to examine microvesicles (MVs), monocyte subpopulations, and angiopoietins to identify prognostic markers in HD patients with or without diabetes mellitus (DM). A total of 160 prevalent HD patients from 10 centers across Spain were obtained from the Biobank of the Nephrology Renal Network (REDinREN, Madrid): 80 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and 80 patients without DM who were matched for clinical and demographic criteria...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076590/effect-of-maternal-exercises-on-biophysical-fetal-and-maternal-parameters-a-transversal-study
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Caroline Mombaque Dos Santos, Wendel Mombaque Dos Santos, Francisco Maximiliano Pancich Gallarreta, Camila Pigatto, Luiz Osório Cruz Portela, Edson Nunes de Morais
Objective: To evaluate the acute effects of maternal and fetal hemodynamic responses in pregnant women submitted to fetal Doppler and an aerobic physical exercise test according to the degree of effort during the activity and the impact on the well-being. Methods: Transversal study with low risk pregnant women, obtained by convenience sample with gestational age between 26 to 34 weeks. The participants carry out a progressive exercise test. Results: After the exercise session, reduced resistance (p=0...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075371/dynamic-oil-in-water-concentration-acquisition-on-a-pilot-scaled-offshore-water-oil-separation-facility
#18
Petar Durdevic, Chitra S Raju, Mads V Bram, Dennis S Hansen, Zhenyu Yang
This article is a feasibility study on using fluorescence-based oil-in-water (OiW) monitors for on-line dynamic efficiency measurement of a deoiling hydrocyclone. Dynamic measurements are crucial in the design and validation of dynamic models of the hydrocyclones, and to our knowledge, no dynamic OiW analysis of hydrocyclones has been carried out. Previous studies have extensively studied the steady state efficiency perspective of hydrocyclones, and have related them to different key parameters, such as the pressure drop ratio (PDR), inlet flow rate, and the flow-spilt...
January 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074399/evaluating-the-impact-of-lower-resolutions-of-digital-elevation-model-on-rainfall-runoff-modeling-for-ungauged-catchments
#19
Abul Razzaq Ghumman, Ibrahim Saleh Al-Salamah, Saleem Saleh AlSaleem, Husnain Haider
Geomorphological instantaneous unit hydrograph (GIUH) usually uses geomorphologic parameters of catchment estimated from digital elevation model (DEM) for rainfall-runoff modeling of ungauged watersheds with limited data. Higher resolutions (e.g., 5 or 10 m) of DEM play an important role in the accuracy of rainfall-runoff models; however, such resolutions are expansive to obtain and require much greater efforts and time for preparation of inputs. In this research, a modeling framework is developed to evaluate the impact of lower resolutions (i...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073885/reduction-of-atrial-fibrillation-burden-by-pulmonary-vein-isolation-leads-to-a-decrease-of-cd11b-expression-on-inflammatory-cells
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Daniel Tarnowski, Lina Plichta, Mathias Forkmann, Silvio Quick, Stefan Ulbrich, Felix Matthias Heidrich, Stephan Wiedemann, Marian Christoph, David Maximilian Poitz, Carsten Wunderlich, Karim Ibrahim, Ruth H Strasser, Christian Pfluecke
AIMS: It is hypothesized that inflammation could promote structural and electrical remodelling processes in atrial fibrillation (AF). Atrial infiltration of monocytes and granulocytes has been shown to be dependent on CD11b expression. The aim of this study was to investigate whether treatment of AF by pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) may lead to reduced inflammation, as indicated by a decrease of CD11b expression on monocytes and granulocytes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Flow-cytometric quantification analysis and determination of systemic inflammatory markers of peripheral blood were performed in 75 patients undergoing PVI 1 day before and 6 months after PVI...
January 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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