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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728121/effect-of-residual-h2o2-from-advanced-oxidation-processes-on-subsequent-biological-water-treatment-a-laboratory-batch-study
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Feifei Wang, Doris van Halem, Gang Liu, Karin Lekkerkerker-Teunissen, Jan Peter van der Hoek
H2O2 residuals from advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) may have critical impacts on the microbial ecology and performance of subsequent biological treatment processes, but little is known. The objective of this study was to evaluate how H2O2 residuals influence sand systems with an emphasis on dissolved organic carbon (DOC) removal, microbial activity change and bacterial community evolution. The results from laboratory batch studies showed that 0.25 mg/L H2O2 lowered DOC removal by 10% while higher H2O2 concentrations at 3 and 5 mg/L promoted DOC removal by 8% and 28%...
July 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728040/measures-and-predictors-of-varenicline-adherence-in-the-treatment-of-nicotine-dependence
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Annie R Peng, Mark Morales, E Paul Wileyto, Larry W Hawk, Paul Cinciripini, Tony P George, Neal L Benowitz, Nicole L Nollen, Caryn Lerman, Rachel F Tyndale, Robert Schnoll
INTRODUCTION: While adherence to medication in smoking cessation clinical trials is strongly associated with clinical outcome, very few studies have evaluated the validity of pill count as a measure of adherence relative to a biological assay, and evaluated a broad range of correlates of adherence. METHODS: In a smoking cessation clinical trial of varenicline, we compared pill counts collected over 4 different time periods to varenicline salivary levels taken after 2weeks of treatment, as well as evaluated predictors of adherence to varenicline...
July 12, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728003/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-low-energetic-microwave-irradiation-on-anaerobic-digestion
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Bert Bastiaens, Rob Van den Broeck, Lise Appels, Raf Dewil
The present study investigates the effects of microwave irradiation on the performance of anaerobic digestion processes. A first set of experiments is performed to distinguish the upper limit of the applied energy levels. Secondly, the effects of these treatments on the performance of the digestion process are evaluated in 3 experimental setups: (i) monitoring the acetic acid degradation, (ii) performing a biological methane potential (BMP) assay and (iii) conducting a specific methanogenic activity (SMA) test...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727999/drug-ion-co-delivery-multi-functional-nanocarrier-to-regenerate-infected-tissue-defect
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Jung-Hwan Lee, Ahmed El-Fiqi, Nandin Mandakhbayar, Hae-Hyoung Lee, Hae-Won Kim
Regeneration of infected tissues is a globally challenging issue in medicine and dentistry. Common clinical therapies involving a complete removal of infected areas together with a treatment of antimicrobial drugs are often suboptimal. Biomaterials with anti-bacterial and pro-regenerative potential can offer a solution to this. Here we design a novel nanocarrier based on a mesoporous silicate-calcium glass by doping with Ag ions and simultaneously loading antimicrobial drugs onto mesopores. The nanocarriers could controllably release multiple ions (silver, calcium, and silicate) and drugs (tetracycline or chlorohexidine) to levels therapeutically relevant, and effectively internalize to human dental stem cells (∼90%) with excellent viability, ultimately stimulating odontogenic differentiation...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727865/proton-beam-radiotherapy-and-concurrent-chemotherapy-for-unresectable-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-final-results-of-a-phase-2-study
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Joe Y Chang, Vivek Verma, Ming Li, Wencheng Zhang, Ritsuko Komaki, Charles Lu, Pamela K Allen, Zhongxing Liao, James Welsh, Steven H Lin, Daniel Gomez, Melenda Jeter, Michael O'Reilly, Ronald X Zhu, Xiaodong Zhang, Heng Li, Radhe Mohan, John V Heymach, Ara A Vaporciyan, Stephen Hahn, James D Cox
Importance: Proton beam radiotherapy (PBT) has the potential to reduce toxic effects in the definitive management of locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but long-term prospective data are lacking. Objective: To report the final (5-year) results of a prospective study evaluating concurrent chemotherapy and high-dose PBT to treat unresectable stage III NSCLC. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this open-label, single-group assignment study, with median follow-up of 27...
July 20, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727811/factors-limiting-sulfolane-biodegradation-in-contaminated-subarctic-aquifer-substrate
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Christopher P Kasanke, Mary Beth Leigh
Sulfolane, a water-soluble organosulfur compound, is used industrially worldwide and is associated with one of the largest contaminated groundwater plumes in the state of Alaska. Despite being widely used, little is understood about the degradation of sulfolane in the environment, especially in cold regions. We conducted aerobic and anaerobic microcosm studies to assess the biological and abiotic sulfolane degradation potential of contaminated subarctic aquifer groundwater and sediment from Interior Alaska...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727573/diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-in-prediction-of-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Xue-Ying Hu, Ying Li, Guan-Qiao Jin, Shao-Lv Lai, Xiang-Yang Huang, Dan-Ke Su
This study aims to evaluate the potential of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) derived from diffusion-weighted MR imaging for predicting the treatment response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in patients with breast cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed prior to NACT and after two cycles of NACT. The correlation between mean ADCpre values, mean ADCpost values, changes in ADC values and changes in tumor diameters after NACT was examined using Spearman rank correlation. A total of 164 breast cancers were enrolled in this study...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727541/ic04750post-discharge-smoking-cessation-in-subgroups-of-hospitalized-smokers-a-latent-class-analysis
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Thomas Ylioja, Gerald Cochran, Yuchiao Chang, Hilary A Tindle, Nancy A Rigotti
CLEAN VERSION ABSTRACT Background: Hospitalization presents a window of opportunity to treat smoking, and hospital-initiated smoking treatment has demonstrated effectiveness. Despite effective interventions, not all smokers will discontinue use, highlighting the need to better understand which patients achieve cessation. Traditional regression methods may not capture the complexity of inpatient smoker subgroups. METHODS: We conducted latent class analysis (LCA) with data from 397 hospitalized adult cigarette smokers enrolled in a randomized trial...
July 20, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727518/therapeutic-and-prognostic-implications-of-braf-v600e-in-pediatric-low-grade-gliomas
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Alvaro Lassaletta, Michal Zapotocky, Matthew Mistry, Vijay Ramaswamy, Marion Honnorat, Rahul Krishnatry, Ana Guerreiro Stucklin, Nataliya Zhukova, Anthony Arnoldo, Scott Ryall, Catriona Ling, Tara McKeown, Jim Loukides, Ofelia Cruz, Carmen de Torres, Cheng-Ying Ho, Roger J Packer, Ruth Tatevossian, Ibrahim Qaddoumi, Julie H Harreld, James D Dalton, Jean Mulcahy-Levy, Nicholas Foreman, Matthias A Karajannis, Shiyang Wang, Matija Snuderl, Amulya Nageswara Rao, Caterina Giannini, Mark Kieran, Keith L Ligon, Maria Luisa Garre, Paolo Nozza, Samantha Mascelli, Alessandro Raso, Sabine Mueller, Theodore Nicolaides, Karen Silva, Romain Perbet, Alexandre Vasiljevic, Cécile Faure Conter, Didier Frappaz, Sarah Leary, Courtney Crane, Aden Chan, Ho-Keung Ng, Zhi-Feng Shi, Ying Mao, Elizabeth Finch, David Eisenstat, Bev Wilson, Anne Sophie Carret, Peter Hauser, David Sumerauer, Lenka Krskova, Valerie Larouche, Adam Fleming, Shayna Zelcer, Nada Jabado, James T Rutka, Peter Dirks, Michael D Taylor, Shiyi Chen, Ute Bartels, Annie Huang, David W Ellison, Eric Bouffet, Cynthia Hawkins, Uri Tabori
Purpose BRAF V600E is a potentially highly targetable mutation detected in a subset of pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGGs). Its biologic and clinical effect within this diverse group of tumors remains unknown. Patients and Methods A combined clinical and genetic institutional study of patients with PLGGs with long-term follow-up was performed (N = 510). Clinical and treatment data of patients with BRAF V600E mutated PLGG (n = 99) were compared with a large international independent cohort of patients with BRAF V600E mutated-PLGG (n = 180)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727419/next-generation-lipids-in-rna-interference-therapeutics
#10
Stephanie Rietwyk, Dan Peer
RNA is emerging as a potential therapeutic modality for the treatment of incurable diseases. Despite intense research, the advent to clinical utility remains compromised by numerous biological barriers, hence there is a need for sophisticated delivery vehicles. In this aspect, lipid nanoparticles (LNP) are the most advanced platform among non-viral vectors for gene delivery. In this review, we critically review the literature and the reasons for ineffective delivery beyond the liver. We discuss the toxicity issues associated with permanently charged cationic lipids, and then turn our attention to next-generation ionizable cationic lipids...
July 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727134/biological-markers-with-potential-clinical-value-in-endometrial-cancer-review-of-the-literature
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Nadia Taoussi, Ali Alghamdi, Konrad Futyma, Tomasz Rechberger
Endometrial carcinoma (EC) is the most common malignancy of the female genital tract encountered in western countries, making it the fourth most common cancer in women. The incidence of uterine cancer is on the rise throughout the developed world where diagnosis is increasingly observed among younger patients. With regard to this, attention has been focused on conducting more studies to achieve a better understanding of the molecular genetics related to endometrial carcinogenesis. Over the years, EC has been classified into two broad histopathological subtypes based on the mechanism of development, and we can therefore observe specific biomarkers related to the respective subtype...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726821/the-whole-genome-landscape-of-medulloblastoma-subtypes
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Paul A Northcott, Ivo Buchhalter, A Sorana Morrissy, Volker Hovestadt, Joachim Weischenfeldt, Tobias Ehrenberger, Susanne Gröbner, Maia Segura-Wang, Thomas Zichner, Vasilisa A Rudneva, Hans-Jörg Warnatz, Nikos Sidiropoulos, Aaron H Phillips, Steven Schumacher, Kortine Kleinheinz, Sebastian M Waszak, Serap Erkek, David T W Jones, Barbara C Worst, Marcel Kool, Marc Zapatka, Natalie Jäger, Lukas Chavez, Barbara Hutter, Matthias Bieg, Nagarajan Paramasivam, Michael Heinold, Zuguang Gu, Naveed Ishaque, Christina Jäger-Schmidt, Charles D Imbusch, Alke Jugold, Daniel Hübschmann, Thomas Risch, Vyacheslav Amstislavskiy, Francisco German Rodriguez Gonzalez, Ursula D Weber, Stephan Wolf, Giles W Robinson, Xin Zhou, Gang Wu, David Finkelstein, Yanling Liu, Florence M G Cavalli, Betty Luu, Vijay Ramaswamy, Xiaochong Wu, Jan Koster, Marina Ryzhova, Yoon-Jae Cho, Scott L Pomeroy, Christel Herold-Mende, Martin Schuhmann, Martin Ebinger, Linda M Liau, Jaume Mora, Roger E McLendon, Nada Jabado, Toshihiro Kumabe, Eric Chuah, Yussanne Ma, Richard A Moore, Andrew J Mungall, Karen L Mungall, Nina Thiessen, Kane Tse, Tina Wong, Steven J M Jones, Olaf Witt, Till Milde, Andreas Von Deimling, David Capper, Andrey Korshunov, Marie-Laure Yaspo, Richard Kriwacki, Amar Gajjar, Jinghui Zhang, Rameen Beroukhim, Ernest Fraenkel, Jan O Korbel, Benedikt Brors, Matthias Schlesner, Roland Eils, Marco A Marra, Stefan M Pfister, Michael D Taylor, Peter Lichter
Current therapies for medulloblastoma, a highly malignant childhood brain tumour, impose debilitating effects on the developing child, and highlight the need for molecularly targeted treatments with reduced toxicity. Previous studies have been unable to identify the full spectrum of driver genes and molecular processes that operate in medulloblastoma subgroups. Here we analyse the somatic landscape across 491 sequenced medulloblastoma samples and the molecular heterogeneity among 1,256 epigenetically analysed cases, and identify subgroup-specific driver alterations that include previously undiscovered actionable targets...
July 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726797/multiple-myeloma
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REVIEW
Shaji K Kumar, Vincent Rajkumar, Robert A Kyle, Mark van Duin, Pieter Sonneveld, María-Victoria Mateos, Francesca Gay, Kenneth C Anderson
Multiple myeloma is a malignancy of terminally differentiated plasma cells, and patients typically present with bone marrow infiltration of clonal plasma cells and monoclonal protein in the serum and/or urine. The diagnosis of multiple myeloma is made when clear end-organ damage attributable to the plasma cell proliferative disorder or when findings that suggest a high likelihood of their development are present. Distinguishing symptomatic multiple myeloma that requires treatment from the precursor stages of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and smouldering multiple myeloma is important, as observation is the standard for those conditions...
July 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726731/the-use-of-imaging-in-the-prediction-and-assessment-of-cancer-treatment-toxicity
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REVIEW
Hossein Jadvar
Multimodal imaging is commonly used in the management of patients with cancer. Imaging plays pivotal roles in the diagnosis, initial staging, treatment response assessment, restaging after treatment and the prognosis of many cancers. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine modern precision cancer care without the use of multimodal molecular imaging, which is advancing at a rapid pace with innovative developments in imaging sciences and an improved understanding of the complex biology of cancer. Cancer therapy often leads to undesirable toxicity, which can range from an asymptomatic subclinical state to severe end organ damage and even death...
July 20, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726708/potential-of-integrated-vertical-and-horizontal-flow-constructed-wetland-with-native-plants-for-sewage-treatment-under-different-hydraulic-loading-rates
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Xuan Cuong Nguyen, Dinh Duc Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Loan, Soon Woong Chang
In this study, a pilot-scale integrated constructed wetland with vertical flow (VF) and horizontal flow (HF) in series was designed and investigated to evaluate sewage wastewater treatment capacity. The VF unit was planted with Canna indica and was 1.2 m long, 1.2 m wide, and 1.2 m high; whereas the HF unit contained Colocasia esculenta and was 3.0 m long, 1.0 m wide, and 1.0 m high. The system was operated under different hydraulic loading rates (HLRs) of 0.1, 0.2, and 0.15 m/d. The effluent concentrations differed as HLR changed, and the means were total suspended solids (TSS): 87 mg/L; biological oxygen demand (BOD5): 31 mg/L; chemical oxygen demand (CODCr): 59 mg/L; ammonium nitrogen (NH4-N): 5...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726668/formulation-and-technology-development-of-herbal-phenolic-biopolymer-containing-films-for-burn-treatment
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S Gokadze, V Barbakadze, K Mulkijanyan, A Bakuridze, L Bakuridze
Application of phytofilms based on biosolublepolymers is considered as a prospectivemethod for burn treatment . Herbal remedies contain biologically active substances, that are relatively less toxic, do not cause skin irritation or allergic reactions and, importantly, affectstrains of the microorganisms and viruses resistant to antibiotics and synthetic drugs. Nowadays, the advantages are given to such burn healing drugs, which along with high specific efficacy, have analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, and don't irritate the tissues...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726435/-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-of-adults-a-case-of-prolonged-hip-pain-diagnostics-with-a-surprising-conclusion-case-report
#17
Štěpán Hrabovský, František Folber, Barbora Jurová, Zdeněk Řehák, Michael Doubek
Though acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common malignancy of childhood age, it is a rare diagnosis in adults. This disease often manifests with common and nonspecific symptoms, so it can easily escape an early diagnostics without a proper blood count examination. We present a case of an adult ALL patient suffering only from severe hips and thighs pain, without any significant blood count abnormities leading to the diagnostics. In the second part of the article, we summarize current highlights regarding this disease...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726354/high-performance-of-agaricus-blazei-fungus-for-the-biological-pre-treatment-of-elephant-grass
#18
Thais Dal Picolli, Kaliane Regalin Aver, Roselei Claudete Fontana, Marli Camassola
Biological pre-treatment seems to be promising being an eco-friendly process, with no inhibitor generated during the process. The potential for elephant grass pre-treatment with white degradation fungi Pleurotus ostreatus, Agaricus blazei, Lentinula edodes, Pleurotus citrinopileatus and Pleurotus djamor, in isolated or mixed cultures of these strains, was evaluated. The highest activities of enzymes involved in the degradation of lignocellulosic biomass (laccases, endoglucanases, xylanases and β-glucosidases) were observed for A...
July 20, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726229/monitoring-and-modeling-4-chlorophenol-biodegradation-kinetics-by-phenol-acclimated-activated-sludge-by-using-open-respirometry
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Cintia C Lobo, Nora C Bertola, Edgardo M Contreras, Noemí E Zaritzky
The aim of this study was to analyze the mechanisms, stoichiometry, and stability of 4-chlorophenol (4CP) biodegradation kinetics by phenol-acclimated activated sludge using open respirometry. While the removal of 4CP was higher than 98%, the removal of chemical oxygen demand (COD) ranged between 69 and 79% due to the accumulation of an intermediate metabolite. The value obtained from respirometric profiles for the stoichiometric ratio of O2 to 4CP (YO2/4CP) was 1.95 ± 0.04 mol of oxygen consumed per mol of 4CP removed...
July 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726226/factors-influencing-silver-recovery-and-power-generation-in-bio-electrochemical-reactors
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Ngo Anh Dao Ho, Sandhya Babel, Korakot Sombatmankhong
The recovery of silver from Ag(+) solution coupled with power generation was investigated in bio-electrochemical system (BES). In this system, chemical energy existing in the organic matter in the anode chamber can be converted biologically to electrical energy which can be used for the reduction of Ag(+) ions in the cathode chamber. Results showed that type of substrate influenced the metabolic pathway and affected the cell voltage progression, and columbic efficiency. Silver recovery was not affected by increasing initial pH (2...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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