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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641894/carbon-assimilation-and-losses-during-an-ocean-acidification-mesocosm-experiment-with-special-reference-to-algal-blooms
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Nana Liu, Shanying Tong, Xiangqi Yi, Yan Li, Zhenzhen Li, Hangbin Miao, Tifeng Wang, Futian Li, Dong Yan, Ruiping Huang, Yaping Wu, David A Hutchins, John Beardall, Minhan Dai, Kunshan Gao
A mesocosm experiment was conducted in Wuyuan Bay (Xiamen), China, to investigate the effects of elevated pCO2 on bloom formation by phytoplankton species previously studied in laboratory-based ocean acidification experiments, to determine if the indoor-grown species performed similarly in mesocosms under more realistic environmental conditions. We measured biomass, primary productivity and particulate organic carbon (POC) as well as particulate organic nitrogen (PON). Phaeodactylum tricornutum outcompeted Thalassiosira weissflogii and Emiliania huxleyi, comprising more than 99% of the final biomass...
May 27, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637514/performance-of-point-of-care-international-normalized-ratio-measurement-to-diagnose-trauma-induced-coagulopathy
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Thomas Mistral, Yvonnick Boué, Jean-Luc Bosson, Pauline Manhes, Jules Greze, Julien Brun, Pierre Albaladejo, Jean-François Payen, Pierre Bouzat
BACKGROUND: Trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) is a common feature after severe trauma. Detection of TIC is based upon classic coagulation tests including international normalized ratio (INR) value. Point-of-care (POC) devices have been developed to rapidly measure INR at the bedside on whole blood. The aim of the study was to test the precision of the Coagucheck® XS Pro device for INR measurement at hospital admission after severe trauma. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study in a French level I trauma center...
June 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635265/metabolic-oligosaccharide-engineering-with-alkyne-sialic-acids-confers-neuraminidase-resistance-and-inhibits-influenza-reproduction
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Torben Heise, Christian Büll, Daniëlle M H Beurskens, Emiel Rossing, Marien de Jonge, Gosse J Adema, Thomas J Boltje, Jeroen Langereis
Metabolic incorporation of azide or alkyne modified sialic acids into the cellular glycosylation pathway enables the study of sialoglycan expression, localization and trafficking via bioorthogonal chemistry. Herein we report that such modifications of the sialic acid sugar can have a profound influence on their hydrolysis by neuraminidases (sialidase). Azidoacetyl modified sialic acids were prone to neuraminidase cleavage, whereas propargyloxycarbonyl (Poc) modified sialic acids were largely resistent to cleavage...
June 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624618/a-sample-to-answer-real-time-convective-polymerase-chain-reaction-system-for-point-of-care-diagnostics
#4
Bowen Shu, Chunsun Zhang, Da Xing
Timely and accurate molecular diagnostics at the point-of-care (POC) level is critical to global health. To this end, we propose a handheld convective-flow real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system capable of direct sample-to-answer genetic analysis for the first time. Such a system mainly consists of a magnetic bead-assisted photothermolysis sample preparation, a closed-loop convective PCR reactor, and a wireless video camera-based real-time fluorescence detection. The sample preparation exploits the dual functionality of vancomycin-modified magnetic beads (VMBs) for bacteria enrichment and photothermal conversion, enabling cell pre-concentration and lysis to be finished in less than 3min...
June 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617995/investigation-of-an-n-terminal-prohormone-of-brain-natriuretic-peptide-point-of-care-elisa-in-clinically-normal-cats-and-cats-with-cardiac-disease
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A N Harris, S S Beatty, A H Estrada, B Winter, M Bohannon, I Sosa, J Hanscom, C A Mainville, A E Gallagher
BACKGROUND: N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations may be increased in cats with various cardiac disorders. The point-of-care (POC) ELISA assay uses the same biologic reagents as the quantitative NT-proBNP ELISA. Previous studies have evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of the POC ELISA in cats with cardiac disease. OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate the diagnostic utility of the POC ELISA in a select population of cats...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614621/synthetic-nucleic-acid-analogues-in-gene-therapy-an-update-for-peptide-oligonucleotide-conjugates
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Maria Taskova, Anna Mantsiou, Kira Astakhova
The main objective of this work is an update on synthetic nucleic acid analogues and nano-assemblies as tools in gene therapy. In particular, we describe in detail the synthesis and properties of peptide-oligonucleotide conjugates, POCs, which according to us and others have high potential in research and as therapeutics. The exploration of POCs has already led to fruitful results in the treatment of neurological diseases, lung disorders, cancer, leukemia, viral and bacterial infections. However, delivery and in vivo stability are the major barriers to the clinical application of POCs and other analogues that still have to be overcome...
June 14, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602811/how-can-point-of-care-hba1c-testing-be-integrated-into-uk-primary-care-consultations-a-feasibility-study
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J A Hirst, R J Stevens, I Smith, T James, B C Gudgin, A J Farmer
AIMS: Point-of-care (POC) HbA1c testing gives a rapid result, allowing testing and treatment decisions to take place in a single appointment. Trials of POC testing have not been shown to improve HbA1c, possibly because of how testing was implemented. This study aimed to identify key components of POC HbA1c testing and determine strategies to optimise implementation in UK primary care. METHODS: This cohort feasibility study recruited thirty patients with type 2 diabetes and HbA1c>7...
May 18, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602784/pharmacists-performing-hepatitis-c-antibody-point-of-care-screening-in-a-community-pharmacy-a-pilot-project
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Betty J Dong, Maria Lopez, Jennifer Cocohoba
OBJECTIVES: To describe the first community pharmacy-based hepatitis C antibody (HCV-Ab) point-of-care (POC) screening program and its outcomes in California. SETTING: Community pharmacy. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Community pharmacists perform HCV-Ab POC testing, counsel patients about HCV transmission and prevention, and provide linkage to care. PRACTICE INNOVATION: Pharmacists implement an HCV-Ab POC screening program in collaboration with the local public health department...
June 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600318/colonization-habitat-controls-biomass-composition-and-metabolic-activity-of-attached-microbial-communities-in-the-columbia-river-hyporheic-corridor
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Noah Stern, Matthew Ginder-Vogel, James C Stegen, Evan Arntzen, David W Kennedy, Bret R Larget, Eric E Roden
Hydrologic exchange plays a critical role in biogeochemical cycling within the hyporheic zone (interface between river water and groundwater) of riverine ecosystems. Such exchange may set limits on rates of microbial metabolism, and impose deterministic selection on microbial communities that adapt to dynamically changing dissolved organic carbon (DOC) sources. This study examined the response of attached microbial communities (in situ colonized sand packs) from groundwater, hyporheic, and riverbed habitats within the Columbia River hyporheic corridor to "cross-feeding" with either groundwater, river water, or DOC-free artificial fluids...
June 9, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592919/multiplex-immunosensor-arrays-for-electrochemical-detection-of-cancer-biomarker-proteins
#10
Bernard S Munge, Thomas Stracensky, Kathleen Gamez, Dimitri DiBiase, James F Rusling
Measuring panels of protein biomarkers offer a new personalized approach to early cancer detection, disease monitoring and patients' response to therapy. Multiplex electrochemical methods are uniquely positioned to provide faster, more sensitive, point of care (POC) devices to detect protein biomarkers for clinical diagnosis. Nanomaterials-based electrochemical methods offer sensitivity needed for early cancer detection. This review discusses recent advances in multiplex electrochemical immunosensors for cancer diagnostics and disease monitoring...
November 2016: Electroanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592041/-the-effects-of-different-tidal-volume-ventilation-on-right-ventricular-function-in-critical-respiratory-failure-patients
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L X Liu, J Q Wu, Q Y Wu, Q Zhang, B Yu, S M Ge, Y Huo, X T Wang, Y G Chao, Z J Hu
Objective: To observe and explore the effects of different tidal volume (VT) ventilation on right ventricular (RV) function in patients with critical respiratory failure. Methods: Consecutive respiratory failure patients who were treated with invasive ventilator over 24 h in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University from June to December in 2015 were enrolled in this study.Clinical data including patients' vital signs, ventilator parameters and RV echocardiography were collected within 6 h (D0), day1(D1), day2 (D2) and day3 (D3) after ventilation started...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591488/salvage-of-fetal-karyotype-information-from-snp-array-data-obtained-from-products-of-conception-with-maternal-cell-contamination
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Karin Sasaki, Kosei Abe, Takahide Mori, Kazunori Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi
OBJECTIVE: Maternal cell contamination (MCC) is known to increase the risk of misdiagnosis in prenatal diagnosis as well as in diagnostic tests for the products of conception (POC) from miscarriages. We aimed to develop a data correction method to salvage fetal karyotype information from SNP array data for POC with MCC when parental genotype data are available. METHODS: We obtained SNP array data from mixed genomic DNAs of a mother-child pair and used the dataset to assess the accuracy of data correction...
June 7, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591406/the-use-of-circulating-cathodic-antigen-rapid-test-and-serology-for-diagnosis-of-active-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-in-migrants-in-italy-a-non-endemic-country-a-cross-sectional-study
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Laura Infurnari, Laura Galli, Alba Bigoloni, Alessia Carbone, Stefania Chiappetta, Angelo Sala, Norberto Ceserani, Adriano Lazzarin, Antonella Castagna, Giovanni Gaiera/
Diagnosis of schistosomiasis in migrants coming from endemic areas can be difficult, especially in asymptomatic subjects. Light-intensity disease, in fact, may be missed due to the low sensitivity of the stool microscopy and serologic testing cannot distinguish between a resolved infection and an active infection in patients who have been infected and treated in the past, because specific antibodies can persist despite cure. We describe a cross-sectional study conducted on 82 migrants tested for Schistosoma mansoni on single blood (anti-schistosome antibodies, total IgE) and urine [point-of-care (POC) circulating-cathodic-antigen (CCA) test] samples...
June 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590330/hiv-birth-testing-and-linkage-to-care-for-hiv-infected-infants-workshop-synopsis
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Patrick Jean-Philippe, Hans Spiegel, Devasena Gnanashanmugam, Joseph Fitzgibbon, Patricia DʼSouza, Keith W Crawford, Lakshmi Jayashankar, Melanie C Bacon, Shaffiq M Essajee, Grace M Aldrovandi, Mark Cotton, Elaine J Abrams
On May 5-6, 2016, the Division of AIDS of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases convened a workshop on "HIV Birth Testing and Linkage to Care for HIV Infected Infants". The goal of the workshop was to evaluate birth testing for early infant diagnosis (EID) of HIV, delineate technological resources for advancing a point of care (POC) HIV test implementable at birth and chart out the implementation hurdles for initiating early antiretroviral therapy (ART) to HIV-infected infants diagnosed at birth...
June 5, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585933/neuroimaging-studies-of-gaba-in-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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A Egerton, G Modinos, D Ferrera, P McGuire
Data from animal models and from postmortem studies suggest that schizophrenia is associated with brain GABAergic dysfunction. The extent to which this is reflected in data from in vivo studies of GABA function in schizophrenia is unclear. The Medline database was searched to identify articles published until 21 October 2016. The search terms included GABA, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), schizophrenia and psychosis...
June 6, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574027/utility-of-p57-immunohistochemistry-in-differentiating-between-complete-mole-partial-mole-non-molar-or-hydropic-abortus
#16
Abhimanyu Samadder, Rakhee Kar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: There is considerable inter-observer variability in the diagnosis of molar pregnancies by histomorphological examination of products of conception (POC). The p57KIP2 gene is paternally imprinted and expressed from the maternal allele. On immunohistochemistry (IHC) with p57, complete mole (CM) shows absent staining whereas hydropic abortus (HA) and partial mole (PM) show positive staining. This study was undertaken to evaluate the role of p57 IHC along with histomorphology in differentiating between CM, PM and non-molar or HA...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573279/an-automated-and-portable-microfluidic-chemiluminescence-immunoassay-for-quantitative-detection-of-biomarkers
#17
Binfeng Hu, Juanjuan Li, Lei Mou, Yong Liu, Jinqi Deng, Wei Qian, Jiashu Sun, Ruitao Cha, Xingyu Jiang
Microfluidic platforms capable of automated, rapid, sensitive, and quantitative detection of biomarkers from patient samples could make a major impact on clinical or point-of-care (POC) diagnosis. In this work, we realize an automated diagnostic platform composed of two main components: (1) a disposable, self-contained, and integrated microfluidic chip and (2) a portable instrument that carries out completely automated operations. To demonstrate its potential for real-world application, we use injection molding for mass fabrication of the main components of disposable microfluidic chips...
June 2, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569653/physiological-responses-and-lipid-storage-of-the-coral-lophelia-pertusa-at-varying-food-density
#18
Thierry Baussant, Marianne Nilsen, Elisa Ravagnan, Stig Westerlund, Sreerekha Ramanand
Despite the importance of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa to deep-sea reef ecosystem functioning, current knowledge of key physiological responses to available food resources is scarce. Scenarios with varying food density may help to understand how corals deal with seasonal variations in the dark ocean and might be used to study consequences of anthropogenic activities potentially affecting food availability. Thus, the physiological responses of L. pertusa to varying food (Artemia salina nauplii) concentration, ranging from 20% to 300% of carbon equivalent turned over by basal coral respiration, were investigated...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569603/clinical-accuracy-of-point-of-care-urine-culture-in-general-practice
#19
Anne Holm, Gloria Cordoba, Tina Møller Sørensen, Lisbeth Rem Jessen, Niels Frimodt-Møller, Volkert Siersma, Lars Bjerrum
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical accuracy (sensitivity (SEN), specificity (SPE), positive predictive value and negative predictive value) of two point-of-care (POC) urine culture tests for the identification of urinary tract infection (UTI) in general practice. DESIGN: Prospective diagnostic accuracy study comparing two index tests (Flexicult™ SSI-Urinary Kit or ID Flexicult™) with a reference standard (urine culture performed in the microbiological department)...
June 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569330/porous-organic-cage-membranes-for-water-desalination-a-simulation-exploration
#20
Xian Kong, Jianwen Jiang
Porous organic cages (POCs) have emerged as a new class of porous materials and received considerable interest for their potential applications. Herein we report the first proof-of-concept simulation study on POC membranes for water desalination. Five [4+6] POCs (CC1, CC2, CC3, CC16, and CC17) are considered with similar crystal structures, but different periphery groups and pore morphologies. CC1 is found to be impermeable to water due to disconnected pores. With an interconnected tetrahedral pore network, CC3 and CC16 have an intermediate water permeability of 1-5 × 10(-7) kg m (m(2) h bar)(-1)...
June 1, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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