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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647563/in-vitro-comparison-of-holmium-lasers-evidence-for-shorter-fragmentation-time-and-decreased-retropulsion-using-a-modern-variable-pulse-laser
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John Roger Bell, Kristina L Penniston, Stephen Y Nakada
OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of variable and fixed pulse lasers on stone phantoms in vitro. METHODS: Seven millimeter stone phantoms were made to simulate calcium oxalate monohydrate stones using BegoStone Plus. The in vitro setting was created with a clear PVC tube. For each trial, a stone phantom was placed at the open end of the tubing. The Cook Rhapsody H-30 variable pulse laser was tested on both long and short pulse settings and compared to the Dornier H-20 fixed pulse laser, five trials were conducted for each trial arm...
June 21, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647258/influence-of-haze-pollution-on-water-soluble-chemical-species-in-pm2-5-and-size-resolved-particles-at-an-urban-site-during-fall
#2
Geun-Hye Yu, Yan Zhang, Sung-Yong Cho, Seungshik Park
To investigate the influence of haze on the chemical composition and formation processes of ambient aerosol particles, PM2.5 and size-segregated aerosol particles were collected daily during fall at an urban site of Gwangju, Korea. During the study period, the total concentration of secondary ionic species (SIS) contributed an average of 43.9% to the PM2.5, whereas the contribution of SIS to the PM2.5 during the haze period was 62.3%. The NO3(-) and SO4(2-) concentrations in PM2.5 during the haze period were highly elevated, being 13...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646939/hounsfield-units-for-nephrolithiasis-predictive-power-for-the-clinical-urologist
#3
Andrew Cohen, Blake Anderson, Glenn Gerber
INTRODUCTION: We aim to determine the optimal method for measuring Hounsfield Units (HU) of calculi for the clinical urologist. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present a single institution prospective study from 2014-2015 for 125 consecutive patients. Demographics, baseline characteristics, imaging, and stone analysis were collected. CT scanners and settings were heterogeneous. Hounsfield units were measured by use of ellipsoid tool and free hand outline by two independent urology graders using Philips iSite PACs...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646396/enhanced-phytoextraction-of-lead-from-artificially-contaminated-soil-by-mirabilis-jalapa-with-chelating-agents
#4
Li Yan, Cuilan Li, Jinjing Zhang, Odeshnee Moodley, Shuoran Liu, Chang Lan, Qiang Gao, Wenjing Zhang
A microcosm experiment was conducted to compare how different chelating agents enhance the phytoextraction of lead (Pb) by Mirabilis jalapa from an artificially Pb-contaminated soil. Chelating agents used included ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA), nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA), ethylene diamine disuccinic acid (EDDS), oxalic acid, humic acid, citric acid and tartaric acid, with concentrations ranging from 0 to 2000 mg/kg. Results show that with increasing concentrations of chelating agents, the concentrations, bioaccumulation coefficients, and translocation factors of Pb in M...
June 23, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646305/the-effect-of-hydrodynamic-and-thermodynamic-factors-and-the-addition-of-citric-acid-on-the-precipitation-of-calcium-oxalate-dihydrate
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Anamarija Šter, Silvija Šafranko, Katarina Bilić, Berislav Marković, Damir Kralj
This paper reports on the investigation of experimental conditions relevant for spontaneous precipitation of significant amount of pure calcium oxalate dihydrate (COD). For this purpose, the hydrodynamic and thermodynamic parameters, such as mode of agitation, temperature, supersaturation and concentration of additives (citrate ions), have been studied. The results show that in the model systems, without the citrate addition and applied mechanical stirring, calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) was observed as dominant modification after 20 min of aging, while the magnetic stirring resulted in a formation of a mixture of COM and calcium oxalate trihydrate (COT), regardless of the temperature applied...
June 23, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642968/enhancing-the-enzymatic-saccharification-of-bamboo-shoot-shell-by-sequential-biological-pretreatment-with-galactomyces-sp-cczu11-1-and-deep-eutectic-solvent-extraction
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Yong Dai, Hai-Sheng Zhang, Bin Huan, Yucai He
In this study, sequential biological pretreatment (BP) with Galactomyces sp. CCZU11-1 at 30 °C for 3 days and deep eutectic solvent (DES) choline chloride: oxalic acid (ChCl:OA, 1 mol/2 mol) extraction at 120 °C for 1.5 h was used for pretreating BSS. It was found that combination pretreatment could effectively remove xylan and lignin for enhancing enzymatic saccharification. The reducing sugars and glucose from the hydrolysis of 100 g/L pretreated BSS with complexed cellulases of Galactomyces sp. CCZU11-1 were obtained in the yields of 81...
June 22, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638062/ch2-linkage-effects-on-the-reactivity-of-bis-aminophosphine-ruthenium-complexes-for-selective-hydrogenation-of-esters-into-alcohols
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Xiaolong Fang, Mingjun Sun, Jianwei Zheng, Bin Li, Linmin Ye, Xiaoping Wang, Zexing Cao, Hongping Zhu, Youzhu Yuan
A novel ruthenium complex binding to two subtly different aminophosphine ligands, (o-PPh2C6H4CH2NH2)(o-PPh2C6H4NH2)RuCl2, was successfully isolated. This bis(aminophosphine)-ruthenium complex shows efficient activity in both dimethyl oxalate (DMO) and methyl benzoate (MB) hydrogenation. On the contrast, similar complexes (o-PPh2C6H4NH2)2RuCl2 and (o-PPh2C6H4CH2NH2)2RuCl2, can only effectively catalyze the hydrogenation of DMO and MB, respectively. Our experimental studies in combination of theoretical calculations reveal that the remarkable substrate selectivity in the hydrogenation of esters arises from the nonbonding interactions operated by the CH2 linkage of the ligand...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637361/antioxidant-activity-of-phenolic-compounds-from-extracts-of-eucalyptus-globulus-and-melaleuca-styphelioides-and-their-protective-role-on-d-glucose-induced-hyperglycemic-stress-and-oxalate-stress-in-nrk-49fcells
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Divya Ganesan, Eman Al-Sayed, Abhishek Albert, Eldho Paul, Abdel Nasser B Singab, Selvam Govindan Sadasivam, Luciano Saso
Phytochemicals serve as potential therapeutic agents for the prevention and treatment of diseases. In this study, we elucidate the renoprotective activity of compounds isolated from Eucalyptus globulus and Melaleuca styphelioides extracts in glucose- and oxalate-challenged NRK-49F cell model. The antioxidant potential of isolated compounds was evaluated based on their effect on antioxidant enzyme activities and lipid peroxidation levels. The results demonstrated that exposure of NRK-49F cells to glucose and oxalate stress augmented cell damage and attenuated antioxidant enzyme activities...
June 21, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635397/induction-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-by-calcifying-nanoparticles-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
#9
Ji-Hua Wu, Yao-Liang Deng, Quan Liu, Jun-Chuan Yu, Yun-Long Liu, Zi-Qi He, Xiao-Feng Guan
Calcifying nanoparticles have been linked to various types of human disease, but how they contribute to disease processes is unclear. Here, we examined whether and how calcifying nanoparticles isolated from patients with kidney stones are cytotoxic to human bladder cancer cells. Calcifying nanoparticles were isolated from midstream urine of patients with renal calcium oxalate stones and examined by electron microscopy. Human bladder cancer cells (EJ cells) were cultured in the presence of calcifying nanoparticles or nanohydroxyapatites for 12 and 72 h and examined for toxicity using the Cell Counting Kit-8, for autophagy using transmission electron microscopy and confocal microscopy, and for apoptosis using fluorescence microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and flow cytometry...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631902/-comparative-estimation-of-antilithogenic-activity-of-porcine-kidney-derived-biomedical-substance-and-sodium-citrate-in-experimental-urolithiasis
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G V Pavlyashik, A Yu Zharikov, V I Kiselev
AIM: to compare the anti-lithogenic activity of biomedical substance derived from freeze-dried porcine kidney and sodium citrate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The experiments were conducted on Wistar rats divided into three groups of 15 animals each: control group (disease control), comparison group (sodium citrate treatment) and experimental group (treatment with biomedical substance from porcine kidneys). Experimental urolithiasis was modeled using the ethylene glycol model...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629039/time-dependent-subcellular-structure-injuries-induced-by-nano-micron-sized-calcium-oxalate-monohydrate-and-dihydrate-crystals
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Xin-Yuan Sun, Kai Yu, Jian-Ming Ouyang
Comparative studies were conducted to investigate the time effect of cell injury induced by nano-sized (50nm) and micron-sized (10μm) calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) and dihydrate (COD) crystals in African green monkey renal epithelial (Vero) cells. The effects of nano-/micron-sized COM and COD exposure on Vero cells were investigated by detecting the cell viability, cell morphology, LDH release, reactive oxygen species, mitochondrial membrane potential, cell cycle, and cell apoptosis, as well as the intracellular and extracellular crystal distribution...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628880/forward-osmosis-for-oily-wastewater-reclamation-multi-charged-oxalic-acid-complexes-as-draw-solutes
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Qingchun Ge, Gary Lee Amy, Tai-Shung Chung
Forward osmosis (FO) has demonstrated its merits in hybrid FO seawater desalination. However, FO may have a potential for other applications if suitable draw solutes are available. In this study, a series of novel draw solutes based on oxalic acid (OA)-transitional metal complexes are presented. Influential factors of FO performance have been systematically investigated by varying the transitional metals, cations of the complex draw solutes as well as the experimental conditions. Compared to NaCl and other recently synthesized draw solutes, the OA complexes show superior FO performance in terms of high water fluxes up to 27...
June 10, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627733/response-of-renal-tubular-cells-to-differential-types-and-doses-of-calcium-oxalate-crystals-integrative-proteome-network-analysis-and-functional-investigations
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Arada Vinaiphat, Siripat Aluksanasuwan, Juthatip Manissorn, Suchitra Sutthimethakorn, Visith Thongboonkerd
We have previously identified changes in the cellular proteome of renal tubular cells induced by low-dose (100 μg/ml) and high-dose (1,000 μg/ml) calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) and dihydrate (COD) crystals. However, the functional significance of such expression data remained unclear. In this study, we performed comparative analyses and functional investigations of four proteomic datasets to define potential mechanisms by which renal tubular cells responded to differential crystal types and doses. The data showed that high-dose induced greater changes than low-dose, whereas COM induced more changes than COD...
June 19, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624518/role-of-gut-microbiota-against-calcium-oxalate
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Humaira Sadaf, Syed Irfan Raza, Syed Waqas Hassan
Nephrolithiasis is a condition marked by the presence or formation of stones in kidneys. Several factors contribute to kidney stones development such as environmental conditions, type of dietary intake, gender and gastrointestinal flora. Most of the kidney stones are composed of calcium phosphate and calcium oxalate, which enter in to the body through diet. Both sources of oxalates become dangerous when normal flora of gastrointestinal tract is disturbed. Oxalobacter and Lactobacillus species exist symbiotically in the human gut and prevent stone formation by altering some biochemical pathways through production of specific enzymes which help in the degradation of oxalate salts...
June 15, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623397/different-effects-of-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-gla-supplementation-on-plasma-and-red-blood-cell-phospholipid-fatty-acid-composition-and-calcium-oxalate-kidney-stone-risk-factors-in-healthy-subjects-from-two-race-groups-with-different-risk-profiles-pose-questions-about
#15
Allen L Rodgers, Dalielah Jappie-Mahomed, Paul J van Jaarsveld
Fatty acid (FA) composition of phospholipids in plasma and red blood cells (RBC) can influence calciuria, oxaluria and renal stone formation. In this regard, the ratio of arachidonic acid (AA) and its precursor linoleic acid (LA) appears to be important. Administration of γ-linolenic acid (GLA) has been shown to increase the concentration of dihomo-gamma linoleic acid (DGLA) relative to AA indicating that it may attenuate biosynthesis of the latter. Such effects have not been investigated in race groups having difference stone occurrence rates...
June 16, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621385/electroanalytical-determination-of-escitalopram-oxalate-using-nickel-nanoparticles-modified-carbon-paste-sensor
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Kamal Attia, A Mona Mohamed, M Amany Fekry
A sensitive voltammetric method was described for the determination of escitalopram oxalate based on electrocatalytic oxidation at nickel nanoparticles modified chloranil carbon paste sensor in Britton-Robinson buffer (pH range from 2 to 10). The modified electrode was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, electrochemical impedance and cyclic voltammetry. The investigation of electrochemical behavior of escitalopram oxalate was performed using cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry. The anodic peak current showed a linear range from 1...
June 2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621382/poly-n-methylpyrrole-film-on-znni-plated-carbon-steel-electrode
#17
Abdurrahman Akdag, Ali Ozyilmaz
In this study, zinc-nickel (ZnNi) particles were electrochemically deposited on carbon steel (CS) electrode applying constant current of 1 mA with chronopotentiometry technique. Poly(N-methylpyrrole) (PNMP) film on CS/ZnNi electrode was synthesized with cyclic voltammetry technique from 0.10 M N-methylpyrrole containing 0.20 M sodium oxalate solution. The corrosion performances of coated and uncoated electrodes in 3.5% NaCl solution were evaluated with the help of AC impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and anodic polarisation curves...
June 2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620816/bioaccessibility-of-as-cu-pb-and-zn-in-mine-waste-urban-soil-and-road-dust-in-the-historical-mining-village-of-ka%C3%A5-k-czech-republic
#18
Petr Drahota, Karel Raus, Eva Rychlíková, Jan Rohovec
Historical mining activities in the village of Kaňk (in the northern part of the Kutná Hora ore district, Czech Republic) produced large amounts of mine wastes which contain significant amounts of metal(loid) contaminants such as As, Cu, Pb, and Zn. Given the proximity of residential communities to these mining residues, we investigated samples of mine waste (n = 5), urban soil (n = 6), and road dust (n = 5) with a special focus on the solid speciation of As, Cu, Pb, and Zn using a combination of methods (XRD, SEM/EDS, oxalate extractions), as well as on in vitro bioaccessibility in simulated gastric and lung fluids to assess the potential exposure risks for humans...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616648/protective-effect-of-dietary-polyphenol-caffeic-acid-on-ethylene-glycol-induced-kidney-stones-in-rats
#19
Fauzia Yasir, Atia-Tul- Wahab, M Iqbal Choudhary
Dietary polyphenol caffeic acid (1) has been reported for various pharmacological activities. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of caffeic acid (1) on ethylene glycol-induced renal stones in rats. For the study, male Wistar rats were divided into seven groups; normal, pathological, and standard drug controls, and preventive and curative groups. Normal control group received drinking water for 8 weeks. Pathological, standard drug, preventive, and curative groups received 0.75% ethylene glycol in drinking water for the induction of calcium oxalate stone formation, along with the regular diet...
June 14, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613429/hydrogen-bonded-open-framework-with-pyridyl-decorated-channels-straightforward-preparation-and-insight-into-its-affinity-for-acidic-molecules-in-solution
#20
Georges Mouchaham, Nans Roques, Walid Khodja, Carine Duhayon, Yannick Coppel, Stéphane Brandès, Tamás Fodor, Michel Meyer, Jean-Pascal Sutter
An hydrogen-bonded open framework with pores decorated by pyridyl groups has been constructed following an off-charge-stoichiometry assemblage of protonated tetrakis(4-pyridyl-oxymethyl)methane and [Al(oxalate)3]3-, respectively the H-bond donor and acceptor of the ionic H-bond interactions. This supramolecular porous architecture (SPA-2) possesses 1 nm-large pores interconnected in 3D with high solvent accessible void (53%). It demonstrated remarkable affinity for acidic organic molecules in solution, which was investigated by the means of various carboxylic acids including larger drug molecules...
June 14, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
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