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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651323/effect-of-cellulose-as-co-substrate-on-old-landfill-leachate-treatment-using-white-rot-fungi
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A Bardi, Q Yuan, G Siracusa, I Chicca, M Islam, F Spennati, V Tigini, S Di Gregorio, D B Levin, G Petroni, G Munz
Conventional wastewater treatment technologies are ineffective for remediation of old LandFill Leachate (LFL), and innovative approaches to achieve satisfactory removal of this recalcitrant fraction are needed. This study focused on old LFL treatment with a selected fungal strain, Bjerkandera adusta MUT 2295, through batch and continuous tests, using packed-bed bioreactors under non-sterile conditions. To optimize the process performance, diverse types of co-substrates were used, including milled cellulose from beverage cups waste material...
June 12, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650090/liver-transplantation-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Mohammed Al Sebayel, Faisal Abaalkhail, Saleh Al Abbad, Hamad AlBahili, Hussien Elsiesy, Maha Aleid, Waleed Al-Hamoudi
The first liver transplant in Saudi Arabia was performed in 1991; however, it was not until 1994 that the first structured liver transplant program was launched. Until 1997, all liver transplants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) were deceased donor liver transplantations. Programs performing liver transplants needed the authorization of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT), which provides the essential support for organ procurement and allocation as well as regulatory support for organ transplantation in the country...
June 26, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649854/major-ginsenoside-contents-in-rhizomes-of-panax-sokpayensis-and-panax-bipinnatifidus
#3
Bhusan Gurung, Pardeep Kumar Bhardwaj, Amit Kumar Rai, Dinabandhu Sahoo
This study compared eight major ginsenosides (Rg1, Rg2, Rf, Re, Rd, Rc, Rb1 and Rb2) between Panax sokpayensis and Panax bipinnatifidus collected from Sikkim Himalaya, India. High-performance liquid chromatographic analysis revealed that all major ginsenosides were present in the rhizomes of P. sokpayensis except ginsenoside Rc, whereas ginsenoside Rf, Rc and Rb2 were not detected in P. bipinnatifidus.
June 26, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649796/lymph-node-yield-in-right-colectomies-for-cancer-a-comparison-of-open-laparoscopic-and-robotic-approaches
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Maria Widmar, Metin Keskin, Paul Strombom, Pedro Beltran, Oliver S Chow, J Joshua Smith, Garrett M Nash, Jinru Shia, David Russell, Julio Garcia-Aguilar
AIM: Studies have demonstrated a relationship between lymph node (LN) yield and survival after colectomy for cancer. The impact of surgical technique on lymph node yield has not been well explored. METHOD: This is a retrospective study of right colectomies (RC) for cancer at a single institution from 2012-2014. Exclusion criteria were previous colectomy, emergent and palliative operations. All data were collected by chart review. Primary outcomes were LN yield and the lymph node to length of surgical specimen (LN-LSS) ratio...
June 26, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649256/evolutionary-insights-based-on-snp-haplotypes-of-red-pericarp-grain-size-and-starch-synthase-genes-in-wild-and-cultivated-rice
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Nisha Singh, Balwant Singh, Vandna Rai, Sukhjeet Sidhu, Ashok K Singh, Nagendra K Singh
The origin and domestication of rice has been a subject of considerable debate in the post-genomic era. Rice varieties have been categorized based on isozyme and DNA markers into two broad cultivar groups, Indica and Japonica. Among other well-known cultivar groups Aus varieties are closer to Indica and Aromatic varieties including Basmati are closer to Japonica, while deep-water rice varieties share kinship to both Indica and Japonica cultivar groups. Here, we analyzed haplotype networks and phylogenetic relationships in a diverse set of genotypes including Indian Oryza nivara/Oryza rufipogon wild rice accessions and representative varieties of four rice cultivar groups based on pericarp color (Rc), grain size (GS3) and eight different starch synthase genes (GBSSI, SSSI, SSIIa, SSIIb, SSIIIa, SSIIIb, SSIVa, and SSIVb)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649066/simultaneous-determination-and-pharmacokinetics-of-eight-ginsenosides-by-lc-ms-ms-after-intravenously-infusion-of-shenmai-injection-in-dogs
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Jian Yu, Li-Qiang Gu, Yan-Fei Xin, Hai-Yan Gao, Xiao-Zhen Xu, Sheng Zhang, Guo-Liang Zhou, Zhen-Qiang You, Li-Ru Huo, Yao-Xian Xuan
SHENMAI injection, a prescription comprised of Panax ginseng and Ophiopogon japonicas, is being extensively applied in the field of cardio-protection and immune-modulation in China. Ginsenosides are the main active components in SHENMAI injection. In order to capture and analyze the pharmacokinetic profile of major ginsenosides of SHENMAI injection in Beagle dogs, liquid chromatography equipped with electro-spray ionization and tandem mass spectrometry method was applied in simultaneous determination for protopanaxatriol type ginsenoside (Re, Rf, Rg1), protopanaxadiol type ginsenoside (Rb2, Rb1, Rd, Rc) and oleanolic acid type ginsenoside (Ro)...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647740/integrative-assessment-of-pretreatment-inflammation-nutrition-and-muscle-based-prognostic-markers-in-patients-with-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-undergoing-radical-cystectomy
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Makito Miyake, Yosuke Morizawa, Shunta Hori, Nagaaki Marugami, Kota Iida, Kenta Ohnishi, Daisuke Gotoh, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Yasushi Nakai, Takeshi Inoue, Satoshi Anai, Kazumasa Torimoto, Katsuya Aoki, Nobumichi Tanaka, Keiji Shimada, Noboru Konishi, Kiyohide Fujimoto
OBJECTIVE: The present study evaluated the clinical relevance of an integrative preoperative assessment of inflammation-, nutrition-, and muscle-based markers for patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) undergoing curative radical cystectomy (RC). METHODS: The analysis enrolled 117 patients and the variables included age, body mass index (BMI), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio, platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS), prognostic nutritional index (PNI), Controlling Nutritional Status score, psoas muscle index (PMI), and peak expiratory flow (PEF)...
June 24, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647395/survival-differences-among-patients-with-bladder-cancer-according-to-sex-critical-evaluation-of-radical-cystectomy-use-and-delay-to-treatment
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Stephen B Williams, Jinhai Huo, Tamer J Dafashy, Cameron K Ghaffary, Jacques G Baillargeon, Edwin E Morales, Simon P Kim, Yong-Fang Kuo, Eduardo Orihuela, Douglas S Tyler, Stephen J Freedland, Ashish M Kamat
OBJECTIVE: Sex differences in bladder cancer survival are well known. However, the effect of type of treatment, timing to surgery when rendered, and survival outcomes according to sex have not been extensively examined. Given the relatively low incidence of bladder cancer in females, large multicenter and population-based studies are required to elucidate sex differences in survival. In this study, we sought to characterize the effect of use and timing of radical cystectomy (RC) according to sex and survival outcomes...
June 21, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644508/expression-of-serum-microrna-378-and-its-clinical-significance-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Lixin Shi, Lei Zhang, Chunyang Wang, Shengkun Sun, Xiyuan Cao, Xu Zhang
Studies have demonstrated that miRNA-378 is expressed in various malignant tumors. In the present study, we aimed to explore the expression of serum miRNA-378 and its clinical significance in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients. A total of 75 RCC patients, 63 renal cysts (RC) patients and 75 healthy controls were selected. The miRNA-378 level in RCC and RC groups was significantly higher than in healthy control group, with RCC group having the highest level. The miRNA-378 levels were significantly decreased within the same group after surgery...
April 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643534/transplantation-of-mouse-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-the-cochlea-for-the-treatment-of-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Jing Chen, Lina Guan, Hengtao Zhu, Shan Xiong, Liang Zeng, Hongqun Jiang
CONCLUSION: Mouse-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) could differentiate into hair cell-like cells and spiral ganglion-like cells after transplantation into mouse cochleae, but it cannot improve the auditory brain response (ABR) thresholds in short term. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential of iPSCs for use as a source of transplants for the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). METHODS: Establishing SNHL mice model, then injecting the iPSCs or equal volume DMEM basic medium into the cochleae, respectively...
June 23, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643309/-comparison-of-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-between-left-sided-colon-cancer-and-right-sided-colon-cancer
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Xianhua Gao, Guanyu Yu, Peng Liu, Liqiang Hao, Lianjie Liu, Wei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinicopathological features and prognosis between left-sided colon cancer (LC) and right-sided colon cancer (RC). METHODS: Clinicopathological and follow-up data of 2 174 colon carcinoma cases undergoing resection at Shanghai Changhai Hospital of The Second Military Medical University from January 2000 to December 2010 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients with transverse colon cancer, overlapping position, unknown location, recurrent cancer, multiple primary cancer, concomitant malignant tumors, preoperative chemotherapy, local resection, incomplete clinical data and missed follow up were excluded...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642470/quantitative-proteomics-analysis-reveals-novel-targets-of-mir-21-in-zebrafish-embryos
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Ying Wu, Qi-Yong Lou, Feng Ge, Qian Xiong
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are noncoding RNAs which control gene expression by the suppression of translation or the degradation of mRNAs. Dre-miR-21 (miR-21) has been reported to impact cardiac valvulogenesis in zebrafish embryos. However, the target genes of miR-21 are still largely unknown. Here a tandem isobaric mass tag (TMT)-based quantitative proteomic strategy was employed to identify the global profile of miR-21-regulated proteins. A total of 251 proteins were dysregulated after miR-21 knockdown, suggesting that they may be regulated by miR-21...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641732/rehabilitation-of-symptomatic-atraumatic-degenerative-rotator-cuff-tears-a-clinical-commentary-on-assessment-and-management
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Sarah Bleichert, Genevieve Renaud, Joy MacDermid, Lyn Watson, Ken Faber, Ross Lenssen, Marie Saulnier, Paul Phillips, Tyler Evans, Jackie Sadi
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical Commentary. INTRODUCTION: Atraumatic rotator cuff (RC) disease, is one of the most common cause of shoulder pain, which encompasses a continuum from tendinopathy to full thickness cuff tears. Extrinsic, intrinsic and environmental factors have been implicated in the pathophysiology of this disorder, affecting the clinical presentation of symptoms including pain and irritability. Successful rehabilitation of symptomatic atraumatic degenerative rotator cuff (SADRC) tears must address the underlying mechanisms causing dysfunction and correct modifiable factors...
April 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641171/electromyographic-analysis-of-rotator-cuff-muscles-in-patients-with-rotator-cuff-tendinopathy-a-systematic-review
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Fábio Carlos Lucas de Oliveira, Laurent Julien Bouyer, Amanda L Ager, Jean-Sébastien Roy
The shoulder is inherently an unstable joint which heavily relies on the neuromuscular activation of the rotator cuff (RC) complex for stability during movement. Currently, there is no consensus regarding how the activity of RC muscles is affected among individuals with a RC tendinopathy (RCTe). This study reviewed the evidence of studies comparing the electromyographic (EMG) activity of any RC muscle of shoulders with a symptomatic RCTe to asymptomatic shoulders. Eight databases were searched. Data from 343 participants (201 symptomatic and 209 asymptomatic shoulders) were analyzed from 10 out of 402 included studies...
August 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637752/identification-of-intermediate-in-hepatitis-b-virus-ccc-dna-formation-and-sensitive-and-selective-ccc-dna-detection
#15
Jun Luo, Xiuji Cui, Lu Gao, Jianming Hu
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) covalently closed circular (CCC) DNA functions as the only viral template capable of coding for all the viral RNA species and is thus essential to initiate and sustain viral replication. CCC DNA is converted, in a multi-step and ill-understood process, from a relaxed circular (RC) DNA, in which neither of the two DNA strands is covalently closed. To detect putative intermediates during RC to CCC DNA conversion, two 3' exonucleases Exo I and Exo III, in combination were used to degrade all DNA strands with a free 3' end, which would nevertheless preserve closed circular DNA, either single-stranded (SS) or double-stranded (DS)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637627/pulmonary-arterial-resistance-and-compliance-in-preterm-infants
#16
Seigo Okada, Jun Muneuchi, Yusaku Nagatomo, Mamie Watanabe, Chiaki Iida, Hiromitsu Shirouzu, Ryohei Matsuoka, Kunitaka Joo
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is known to be associated with an increased risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension, although how preterm birth influences pulmonary hemodynamics has not been fully understood. Pulmonary arterial resistance (Rp) and compliance (Cp) are important factors to assess the pulmonary circulation. The purpose of this study is to clarify the relationship between Rp and Cp in preterm infants. METHODS: We performed cardiac catheterization in 96 infants (50 males) with ventricular septal defect, and compared pulmonary hemodynamic parameters including Rp and Cp between preterm and full-term infants...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635267/cytochrome-c-provides-an-electron-funneling-antenna-for-efficient-photocurrent-generation-in-a-reaction-center-biophotocathode
#17
Vincent Morris Friebe, Diego Millo, David Swainsbury, Michael R Jones, Raoul N Frese
The high quantum efficiency of photosynthetic reaction centers make them attractive for bioelectronic and biophoto-voltaic applications. However, much of the native reaction center efficiency is lost in communication between surface bound reaction centers and electrode materials. State of the art biophotoelectrodes utilizing cytochrome c (cyt c) as a biological wiring agent have at best approached 32% retained RC quantum efficiency. However, bottlenecks in cyt c -mediated electron transfer have not been fully elucidated...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629134/fabrication-of-circuits-on-flexible-substrates-using-conductive-su-8-for-sensing-applications
#18
Carlos D Gerardo, Edmond Cretu, Robert Rohling
This article describes a new low-cost rapid microfabrication technology for high-density interconnects and passive devices on flexible substrates for sensing applications. Silver nanoparticles with an average size of 80 nm were used to create a conductive SU-8 mixture with a concentration of wt 25%. The patterned structures after hard baking have a sheet resistance of 11.17 Ω /□. This conductive SU-8 was used to pattern planar inductors, capacitors and interconnection lines on flexible Kapton film. The conductive SU-8 structures were used as a seed layer for a subsequent electroplating process to increase the conductivity of the devices...
June 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627924/clusters-of-financially-incentivized-chronic-pain-patients-using-the-minnesota-multiphasic-personality-inventory-2-restructured-form-mmpi-2-rf
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Luis E Aguerrevere, Matthew R Calamia, Kevin W Greve, Kevin J Bianchini, Kelly L Curtis, Veronica Ramirez
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) has been shown to have clinical utility in the assessment of individuals with chronic pain (e.g., predicting surgical outcomes). The purpose of this study was to explore the ability of the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales in profiling patients with chronic pain who had external financial incentive (e.g., workers' compensation claims) and determine the associations between Validity Scale response patterns and important outcomes. Cluster analysis identified 2 similarly sized clusters of patients with very different MMPI-2-RF profiles...
June 19, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627881/defining-cancer-cell-bioenergetic-profiles-using-a-dual-organelle-oriented-chemosensor-responsive-to-ph-values-and-electropotential-changes
#20
Zhongwei Xue, Hu Zhao, Jian Liu, Jiahuai Han, Shoufa Han
Cell fate is largely shaped by combined activity of different types of organelles, which often feature functionally critical parameters succumb to pathological inducers. We herein report the analysis of cell bioenergetic profiles with a dual organelle-oriented chemosensor (RC-AMI), partitioning in mitochondria to give blue fluorescence and in lysosomes to give red fluorescence. Responsive to lysosomal pH and mitochondrial transmembrane potential (ΔΨm), two parameters crucial to cell bioenergetics, RC-AMI enables dual colored reporting of lysosomal acidity and ΔΨm, revealing upregulated ΔΨm and imbalance dramatically shifted favoring ΔΨm over lysosomal acidity in cancer cells whereas the tendency is reversed in starved cells...
June 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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