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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668133/helminth-eggs-as-parasitic-indicators-of-fecal-contamination-in-agricultural-irrigation-water-biosolids-soils-and-pastures
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María Claudia Campos, Milena Beltrán, Nancy Fuentes, Gerardo Moreno
INTRODUCTION: A very common practice in agriculture is the disposal of wastewater and biosolids from water treatment systems due to their high nutrient content, which substantially improves crop yields. However, the presence of pathogens of fecal origin creates a sanitary risk to farmers and consumers. OBJECTIVE: To determine the presence and concentration of helminth eggs in irrigation waters, biosolids, agricultural soils, and pastures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Water, biosolids, soil, and pasture samples were collected and analyzed for helminth egg detection, total eggs and viable eggs counts...
March 15, 2018: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668061/ligand-tuneable-red-emitting-iridium-iii-complexes-for-efficient-triplet-triplet-annihilation-upconversion-performance
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Simon J Pope, Thomas Stonelake, Kaitlin Phillips, Simon Coles, Peter Horton, Shannon Keane, Emily Stokes, Ian Fallis, Joseph Beames, Jianzhang Zhao, Kepeng Chen, Yuqi Hou, Andrew Hallett, Sean O'Kell
A series of substituted 2-phenylquinoxaline ligands have been explored to finely tune the visible emission properties of a corresponding set of cationic, cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes. The electronic and redox properties of the complexes were investigated using experimental (including time-resolved luminescence and transient absorption spectroscopy) and theoretical methods. The complexes display absorption and phosphorescent emission in the visible region attributed to MLCT transitions. The different substitution patterns of the ligands induce variations in these parameters...
April 18, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668029/health-adjusted-life-expectancy-in-canada
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Tracey Bushnik, Michael Tjepkema, Laurent Martel
BACKGROUND: Over the past century, life expectancy at birth in Canada has risen substantially. However, these gains in the quantity of life say little about gains in the quality of life. DATA AND METHODS: Health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE), an indicator of quality of life, was estimated for the household and institutional populations combined every four years from 1994/1995 to 2015. Health status was measured by the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 instrument in two national population health surveys, and was used to adjust life expectancy...
April 18, 2018: Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667993/transition-metal-complexes-of-a-versatile-polyalkoxy-oxazolidine-based-ligand-derived-from-in-situ-cyclization
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Ayaan Saleem, Paulina A Kobielska, Klaus Harms, Maria G Katsikogianni, Richard Telford, Ghenadie Novitchi, Sanjit Nayak
One-pot reaction between 8-hydroxyquinoline-2-carboxaldehyde (HQC) and tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (TRIS) followed by in situ cyclization yielded an oxazolidine based ligand which produced four mononuclear complexes of MnII(1), CoII(2), NiII(3), ZnII(4), a tetranuclear iron (FeIII4) complex (5) and a trinuclear cobalt (CoIICoIII2) complex (6). Magnetic studies show dominant antiferromagnetic interaction in tetranuclear iron (FeIII4) complex 5 and presence of the slow relaxation of magnetisation in 6. The compounds were also studied for their antibacterial properties...
April 18, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667904/establishing-cut-offs-for-urine-erythrocyte-and-leukocyte-dipstick-tests
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Yousun Chung, Dae-Hyun Ko, Jungwon Hyun, Hyun Soo Kim, Min-Jeong Park, Dong Hoon Shin
Urine erythrocyte (Ery) and leukocyte (Leu) dipstick tests are essential for detecting microhematuria and urinary tract infection. Currently, there is no suggestion for establishing the cut-off limits in an ordinal scale test. This study aimed to establish the cut-off limits for urine Ery and Leu dipstick tests via probit regression. From 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016, laboratory data were collected from patients at one teaching hospital whose specimen had analytical results from both a urine dipstick test and an automated urine particle analyzer...
April 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667892/ct-colonography-performance-for-the-detection-of-polyps-and-cancer-in-adults-%C3%A2-65-years-old-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Perry J Pickhardt, Loredana Correale, Silvia Delsanto, Daniele Regge, Cesare Hassan
OBJECTIVE: We sought to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of published CT colonography (CTC) studies assessing lesion detection in senior-age (≥ 65 years old) cohorts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of CTC studies published between January 1994 and August 2017 containing data on senior-age adults. The primary endpoint was the CTC-positive rate for large colorectal polyps (≥ 10 mm) and masses. Secondary endpoints included lesions ≥ 6 mm, proven advanced neoplasia, and colorectal cancer (CRC)...
April 18, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667828/a-photorearrangement-to-construct-the-abde-tetracyclic-core-of-palau-amine
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Samuel Aubert-Nicol, Jean Lessard, Claude Spino
A synthesis of the ABDE tetracyclic carbon core of palau'amine was achieved in 9 steps from commercial materials. The core's most notable feature, a highly strained trans cyclopenta[ c]pyrrolidine, was obtained in high yield using a ring contraction strategy starting from a much less strained trans bicyclic lactam derivative that is accessible in only 7 steps.
April 18, 2018: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667824/one-and-two-carbon-homologation-of-primary-and-secondary-alcohols-to-corresponding-carboxylic-esters-using-%C3%AE-carbonyl-bt-sulfones-as-common-intermediate
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David J-Y D Bon, Ondřej Kováč, Vendula Ferugová, František Zálešák, Jiri Pospisil
Herein we report the efficient one- and two-carbon homologation of 1° and 2° alcohols to their corresponding homologated esters via the Mitsunobu reaction using β-carbonyl benzothiazole (BT) sulfone intermediates. The one-carbon homologation approach uses standard Mitsunobu C-S bond formation, oxidation and subsequent alkylation, while the two-carbon homologation uses a less common C-C bond forming Mitsunobu reaction. In this latter case, the use of β-BT sulfone bearing esters lowers the pKa sufficiently enough for the substrate to be used as a carbon-based nucleophile and deliver the homologated β-BT sulfone ester, this superfluous sulfone group can then be cleaved...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667816/nitrate-photochemistry-at-the-air-ice-interface-and-in-other-ice-reservoirs
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Alexander S McFall, Kasey C Edwards, Cort Anastasio
The photolysis of snowpack nitrate (NO3-) is an important source of gaseous reactive nitrogen species that affect atmospheric oxidants, particularly in remote regions. However, it is unclear whether nitrate photochemistry differs between the three solute reservoirs in/on ice: in liquid-like regions (LLRs) in the ice; within the solid ice matrix; and in a quasi-liquid layer (QLL) at the air-ice interface, where past work indicates photolysis is enhanced. In this work, we explore the photoformation of nitrite in these reservoirs using laboratory ices...
April 18, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667809/strand-displacement-probes-combined-with-isothermal-nucleic-acid-amplification-for-instrument-free-detection-from-complex-samples
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Elizabeth A Phillips, Taylor J Moehling, Sanchita Bhadra, Andrew D Ellington, Jacqueline C Linnes
Sensitive and specific detection of pathogens via nucleic acid amplification is currently constrained to laboratory settings and portable equipment with costly fluorescent detectors. Nucleic acid-detecting lateral flow immunoassay strips (LFIAs) offer a low-cost visual transduction strategy at points of need. Unfortunately, these LFIAs frequently detect amplification byproducts that can yield spurious results which can only be deciphered through statistical analysis. We integrated customizable strand displacement probes into standard loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays to prevent byproduct capture on commercial LFIAs...
April 18, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667758/synthesis-of-enantiomerically-enriched-drug-precursors-by-lactobacillus-paracasei-bd87e6-as-a-biocatalyst
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Selda Öksüz, Engin Şahin, Enes Dertli
Global sales of single enantiomeric drug products are growing at an alarming rate every year. A total of 7 bacterial strains were screened for their ability to reduce acetophenones to its corresponding alcohol. Among these strain Lactobacillus paracasei BD87E6 was found to be the most successful biocatalyst to reduce the ketones to the corresponding alcohols. The reaction conditions were systematically optimized for the reducing agent Lactobacillus paracasei BD87E6, which showed high enantioselectivity and conversion for the bioreduction...
April 18, 2018: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667747/self-assembled-cyclic-structures-from-copper-ii-peptoids
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Totan Ghosh, Natalia Fridman, Monica Kosa, Galia Maayan
Metal-ligand coordination is a key interaction in the self-assembly of biopolymers. Although binding of metal ions to synthetic proteins and peptides is known to yield high-order structures, self-assembly of peptidomimetic molecules upon metal binding is still challenging. Herein we explore the self-assembly of three peptoid trimers 3, 3A and 3B, bearing a bipyridine ligand at their C-terminus, a benzyl group at their N-terminus and a polar group (N-ethyl-R) in the middle position (R = OH, OCH3 and NH2, respectively) by Cu2+ coordination...
April 18, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667728/comparison-of-10-efficient-protocols-for-photodynamic-therapy-of-actinic-keratosis-how-relevant-are-effective-light-dose-and-local-damage-in-predicting-the-complete-response-rate-at-3-months
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Anne-Sophie Vignion-Dewalle, Gregory Baert, Elise Thecua, Fabienne Lecomte, Claire Vicentini, Henry Abi-Rached, Laurent Mortier, Serge Mordon
BACKGROUND: Topical photodynamic therapy is an established treatment modality for various dermatological conditions, including actinic keratosis. In Europe, the approved protocols for photodynamic therapy of actinic keratosis involve irradiation with either an Aktilite CL 128 lamp or daylight, whereas irradiation with the Blu-U illuminator is approved in the United States. Many other protocols using irradiation by a variety of light sources are also clinically efficient. OBJECTIVES: This paper aims to compare 10 different protocols with clinically proven efficacy for photodynamic therapy of actinic keratosis and the available spectral irradiance of the light source...
April 18, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667725/parent-centered-communication-at-time-of-pediatric-cancer-diagnosis-a-systematic-review
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Cristiana Hentea, Erika R Cheng, Nerissa S Bauer, Emily L Mueller
There are limited data focused on parental communication needs surrounding the time when a child is diagnosed with cancer. In this systematic review, we synthesized current literature on communication preferences of parents at the time of their child's diagnosis of cancer. We identified 16 studies that yielded 4 major themes parents recognized as important: communication style, content, logistics, and healthcare team. We further identified several concepts that inform parent-centered communication practice...
April 18, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667668/synthesis-of-fused-pyrroles-containing-4-hydroxycoumarins-by-regioselective-metal-free-multicomponent-reactions
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Richa Mishra, Asim Jana, Anoop Kumar Panday, Lokman H Choudhury
The reaction of arylglyoxals, 4-hydroxycoumarin, and aromatic amines such as 7-amino-2-methylchromone, 6/7-aminoflavone, 7-amino-4-methylcoumarin, 1-amino-9-fluorenone, 1-aminoanthraquinone and aniline derivatives in acetic acid medium under microwave conditions provides the corresponding regioselective fused pyrroles having hydroxycoumarin and aryl substituents. Alternatively, we have developed another method using in situ arylglyoxals from acetophenone derivatives by I2/DMSO promoted C-H oxidation followed by one-pot three component cyclization reactions to provide similar fused pyrroles...
April 18, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667658/catalytic-asymmetric-trifluoromethylthiolation-of-carbonyl-compounds-via-a-diastereo-and-enantioselective-cu-catalyzed-tandem-reaction
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Ming Yu Jin, Juncheng Li, Renke Huang, Yuxuan Zhou, Lung Wa Chung, Jun Joelle Wang
Although recent progress has been made in introducing an SCF3 functionality into a variety of molecules, enantioselective trifluoromethylthiolation remains challenging, especially the α-trifluoromethylthiolation of carbonyl compounds. The present study describes a diastereo and enantioselective Cu-catalyzed tandem 1,4-addition/trifluoromethylthiolation of acyclic enones. The tandem reaction enables the asymmetric integration of the -SCF3 group to carbonyl compounds, establishing chiral tertiary α-carbon centers and affording α-SCF3-β-substituted carbonyl compounds in 50-92% yields with up to 20 : 1 dr and 96% ee...
April 18, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667606/applying-a-new-computer-aided-detection-scheme-generated-imaging-marker-to-predict-short-term-breast-cancer-risk
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Seyedehnafiseh Mirniaharikandehei, Alan B Hollingsworth, Bhavika Patel, Morteza Heidari, Hong Liu, Bin Zheng
This study aims to investigate the feasibility of identifying a new quantitative imaging marker based on false-positives generated by computer-aided detection (CAD) scheme to help predict short-term breast cancer risk. An image dataset including four view mammograms acquired from 1,044 women was retrospectively assembled. All mammograms were originally interpreted as negative by radiologists. In the next subsequent mammography screening, 402 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and 642 remained negative...
April 18, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667573/molecular-epidemiology-of-extraintestinal-pathogenic-escherichia-coli
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James R Johnson, Thomas A Russo
Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) are important pathogens in humans and certain animals. Molecular epidemiological analyses of ExPEC are based on structured observations of E. coli strains as they occur in the wild. By assessing real-world phenomena as they occur in authentic contexts and hosts, they provide an important complement to experimental assessment. Fundamental to the success of molecular epidemiological studies are the careful selection of subjects and the use of appropriate typing methods and statistical analysis...
April 2018: EcoSal Plus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667552/harvesting-isolation-and-differentiation-of-rat-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, Georgios N Panagopoulos, Myrto Bami, Vasileios G Igoumenou, Leonidas Dimopoulos, Adamantia Milonaki, Maria Kyriakidou, Evanthia Mitsiokapa, Jane Anastassopoulou, Andreas F Mavrogenis
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue is one of the most attractive source of stem cells because it can be easily harvested and yields a greater stromal cell density. The multi-lineage potential of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) demonstrates their significant impact within the field of tissue engineering, with studies successfully demonstrating the ability to produce a range of tissue types. However, although, a broad spectrum of applications has already been suggested, many important scientific and medical questions remain unanswered before the clinical application of ADSCs in humans...
April 17, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667515/preparation-and-characterisation-of-activated-carbon-from-waste-tea-by-physical-activation-using-steam
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Jiazhen Zhou, Anran Luo, Youcai Zhao
In this study, the feasibility of preparing activated carbon from waste tea by physical activation using steam was investigated. The effects of activation temperature on yield and pore properties of the prepared activated carbon were studied. The yield decreased with increased activation temperature owing to the decomposition of cellulose and hemicellulose. The specific surface area and pore volume of the activated carbon were estimated using the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller method, Langmuir equation, and t-plot method...
April 18, 2018: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
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