keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Performance initiatives

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149693/near-infrared-spectroscopy-based-monitoring-of-extraction-processes-of-raw-material-with-the-help-of-dynamic-predictive%C3%A2-modeling
#1
Haixia Wang, Tongchuan Suo, Xiaolin Wu, Yue Zhang, Chunhua Wang, Heshui Yu, Zheng Li
The control of batch-to-batch quality variations remains a challenging task for pharmaceutical industries, e.g., traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) manufacturing. One difficult problem is to produce pharmaceutical products with consistent quality from raw material of large quality variations. In this paper, an integrated methodology combining the near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and dynamic predictive modeling is developed for the monitoring and control of the batch extraction process of licorice. With the spectra data in hand, the initial state of the process is firstly estimated with a state-space model to construct a process monitoring strategy for the early detection of variations induced by the initial process inputs such as raw materials...
November 10, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149674/the-impact-of-operational-strategies-on-the-performance-of-a-photo-ebpr-system
#2
V C F Carvalho, E B Freitas, P J Silva, J C Fradinho, M A M Reis, A Oehmen
A novel Phototrophic - Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (Photo-EBPR) system, consisting of a consortium of photosynthetic organisms and polyphosphate accumulating organisms (PAOs), was studied in this work. A sequencing batch reactor was fed with a mixture of acetate and propionate (75%-25%) and subjected to dark/light cycles in order to select a photo-EBPR system containing PAOs and photosynthetic organisms, the latter likely providers of oxygen to the system. The results from the selection period (stage 1) showed that the photo-EBPR culture was capable of performing P release in the dark and P uptake in the presence of light, under limited oxygen concentrations...
November 4, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149621/the-risk-factors-related-to-bruxism-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
REVIEW
Huaqi Guo, Tongxia Wang, Xiaohong Niu, Hui Wang, Weihan Yang, Jie Qiu, Lan Yang
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review was performed to determine the risk factors related to bruxism in children. DESIGN: This systematic review was conducted with reporting in agreement to the PRISMA statement and according to guidelines from the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. We conducted a systematic search of seven online databases, with the last search updated on 1st October 2016. The seven databases were Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library database, Web of Science, CNKI, CBM, and WF...
November 11, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149571/imaging-and-spectroscopy-of-single-metal-nanostructure-absorption
#4
Anneli Joplin, Wei-Shun Chang, Stephan Link
The highly tunable optical properties of metal nanoparticles make them an ideal building block in any application that requires control over light, heat, or electrons on the nanoscale. Because of their size, metal nanoparticles both absorb and scatter light efficiently. Consequently, improving their performance often involves shifting the balance between absorption and scattering to promote desirable features of their optical properties. Scattering by single metal nanoparticles is commonly characterized using dark-field scattering spectroscopy, but routine methods to characterize pure absorption over a broad wavelength range are much more complex...
November 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149422/interrelationships-among-hydrogen-permeation-physiochemical-properties-and-early-adsorption-abilities-of-titanium
#5
Fang Jia, Lei Zhou, Wangxi Wu
This study aimed to investigate if the titanium samples with low hydrogen permeation which treated with a novel etching combination: phosphoric acid and sodium fluoride could influence the surface physiochemical properties and early adsorption ability. Titanium samples were treated with three different concentrations of the new formula, as groups A, B and C, and treated with the traditional etching formula, as group T. Zeta potential, contact angle, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and fibronectin (FN)/vitronectin (VN) adsorption of Sprague-Dawley (SD) rat tibial osteotomies in the initial 30min and MG-63 adsorption in the initial 24 h were detected...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149415/targeting-tctp-with-sertraline-and-thioridazine-in-cancer-treatment
#6
Robert Amson, Christian Auclair, Fabrice André, Judith Karp, Adam Telerman
We have initially demonstrated in knocking down experiments that decreasing TCTP in cancer cells leads in some tissues to cell death while in others to a complete reorganization of the tumor into architectural structures reminiscent of normal ones. Based on these experiments and a series of other findings confirming the key role of TCTP in cancer, it became important to find pharmacological compounds to inhibit its function, and this became for us a priority. In the present text, we explain in detail the experiments that were performed and the perspectives of sertraline in cancer treatment, as this became today a reality with a clinical study that started in collaboration with Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149391/decompressive-craniectomy-for-traumatic-intracranial-hypertension-application-in-children
#7
Adam M H Young, Angelos G Kolias, Peter J Hutchinson
Traumatic brain injury remains prevalent in children, particularly within the adolescent age group. In severe injury, the priority of treatment is to stabilise the patient initially and prevent the evolution of brain swelling and secondary ischaemia using tiers of medical therapy. The final stage of intervention for such patients is a decompressive craniectomy. Here in, we identify the current evidence for performing decompressive crainectomy in children including the results from the RESCUEicp study.
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149379/efficacy-of-systemic-and-intratympanic-corticosteroid-combination-therapy-versus-intratympanic-or-systemic-therapy-in-patients-with-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Mohammadtaghi Khorsandi Ashtiani, Farzad Firouzi, Shahin Bastaninejad, Sasan Dabiri, Sevil Nasirmohtaram, Niloufar Saeedi, Hossein Ghazavi, Leyla Sahebi
OBJECTIVE: The present study was conducted to compare the rates of recovery from idiopathic sudden deafness after the treatment with oral and intratympanic corticosteroids in both mono and combination therapies. STUDY DESIGN: Triple-blind randomized clinical trial. SETTINGS: Tertiary referral hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 112 patients who were admitted to the ENT emergency department randomly divided into three groups: an oral corticosteroid plus intratympanic placebo (systemic corticosteroid monotherapy group); an intratympanic corticosteroid plus oral placebo group (IT monotherapy group); and a combination therapy group (IT plus systemic combination group)...
November 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149179/postmenopausal-hormone-therapy-and-risk-of-stroke-a-pooled-analysis-of-data-from-population-based-cohort-studies
#9
Germán D Carrasquilla, Paolo Frumento, Anita Berglund, Christer Borgfeldt, Matteo Bottai, Chiara Chiavenna, Mats Eliasson, Gunnar Engström, Göran Hallmans, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Patrik K Magnusson, Peter M Nilsson, Nancy L Pedersen, Alicja Wolk, Karin Leander
BACKGROUND: Recent research indicates a favourable influence of postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) if initiated early, but not late, on subclinical atherosclerosis. However, the clinical relevance of timing of HT initiation for hard end points such as stroke remains to be determined. Further, no previous research has considered the timing of initiation of HT in relation to haemorrhagic stroke risk. The importance of the route of administration, type, active ingredient, and duration of HT for stroke risk is also unclear...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149110/-does-omega-3-supplementation-after-the-age-of-65-influence-cognitive-function-results-of-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
J Baleztena, M Arana, M Bes-Rastrollo, M C Castellanos, M J Gozalo, M Ruiz-Canela
BACKGROUND: The percentage of the older population is progressively increasing as are diseases associated with aging such as cognitive decline (CD) and dementia. Observational epidemiological studies suggest that diets rich in omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (w3-PUFA) might reduce the risk of CD and dementia. The main objective was to assess whether there is sufficient scientific evidence about the relationship between w3-PUFA supplementation in patients aged 65 or older and cognitive performance...
November 17, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149032/optimal-line-and-tube-placement-in-very-preterm-neonates-an-audit-of-practice
#11
Daragh Finn, Hannah Kinoshita, Vicki Livingstone, Eugene M Dempsey
BACKGROUND: Placement of endotracheal tubes (ETTs) and umbilical catheters (UCs) is essential in very preterm infant care. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of an educational initiative to optimize correct placement of ETTs and UCs in very preterm infants. METHODS: A pre-post study design, evaluating optimal radiological position of ETTs and UCs in the first 72 h of life in infants <32 weeks gestational age (GA) was performed. Baseline data was obtained from a preceding 34-month period...
November 17, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148634/labor-delivery-and-postpartum-complications-in-nulliparous-women-with-female-genital-mutilation-admitted-to-karamara-hospital
#12
Wondimu Gudu, Mutasim Abdulahi
Objectives: To assess labor, delivery and postpartum complications in nulliparous women with FGM/C and evaluate the attitude of mothers towards elimination of FGM. Methods: A prospective hospital based study using structured questionnaire was conducted between January to March 2015 at Karamara hospital, Jijiga, Ethiopia. All nulliparous women admitted for labor and delivery were included. Data were collected regarding circumcision status, events of labor, delivery; postpartum and neonatal outcomes as well as attitude of mothers towards elimination of FGM/C...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148168/phenylbutazone-induces-equine-glandular-gastric-disease-without-decreasing-prostaglandin-e2-concentrations
#13
S K Pedersen, A E Cribb, E K Read, D French, H E Banse
In equids, phenylbutazone at high doses induces gastric disease, primarily in the glandular portion of the stomach. However, the mechanism of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced gastric disease in horses has yet to be determined. While phenylbutazone-associated ulceration is often attributed to a decrease in basal gastric prostaglandins, this has not been demonstrated in the horse. Twelve horses were randomly assigned to treatment (n = 6; 4.4 mg/kg phenylbutazone PO in 20 ml molasses q 12 hr for 7 days) or placebo (n = 6; 20 ml molasses PO q 12 hr for 7 days) groups...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148020/effect-of-different-types-of-disinfection-solution-and-aging-on-the-hardness-and-colour-stability-of-maxillofacial-silicone-elastomers
#14
Pinar Cevik, Arzu Z Yildirim-Bicer
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the effect of aging and different disinfecting agents on the physical properties of pigmented maxillofacial silicones may help eliminate the current uncertainty as to the best follow-up suggestions for the patients treated with silicone prostheses. METHODS: One hundred fifty specimens (14 × 2 mm) were evaluated for colour and 75 specimens (30 × 10 mm) for hardness (total, 225 specimens). Five specimens were used for hardness testing in each disinfecting solution while 10 silicone specimens were used for colour evaluation...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148008/supervised-preoperative-forearm-exercise-to-increase-blood-vessel-diameter-in-patients-requiring-an-arteriovenous-access-for-hemodialysis-rationale-and-design-of-the-pinch-trial
#15
Esther D Wilschut, Joris I Rotmans, Ernst Jan Bos, Daniëlle van Zoest, Daniël Eefting, Jaap F Hamming, Koen E A van der Bogt
BACKGROUND: Failure of maturation occurs in 30%-60% of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation for hemodialysis, with highest rates in distal radiocephalic fistulas. This is partly due to initial small blood vessel size with limited blood flow capacity. Forearm exercise has shown potential as stimulus for increasing blood vessel size in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and may promote maturation of AVFs in the upper limb when applied postoperatively. However, it is unknown if forearm exercise increases blood vessel size pre-operatively, which may contribute to more distal AVF creation and raise success rates of AVF surgery...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147984/removal-of-fluoroquinolone-from-aqueous-solution-using-graphene-oxide-experimental-and-computational-elucidation
#16
Sarita Yadav, Neetu Goel, Vinod Kumar, Kulbhushan Tikoo, Sonal Singhal
The environmental risks of antibiotics have attracted increasing research attention due to their prevalence and persistence in the aquatic environment. In this study, oxygen functionalized graphene, namely, graphene oxide (GO), was synthesized by modified Hummer's and Offeman's method and used as potential effective absorbent for the removal of fluoroquinolones (FQs), i.e., ciprofloxacin (CIP), norfloxacin (NOR), and ofloxacin (OFL), from aqueous solution. The as-synthesized GO was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM)...
November 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147969/effect-of-dietary-phospholipid-levels-on-growth-lipid-metabolism-and-antioxidative-status-of-juvenile-hybrid-snakehead-channa-argus%C3%A3-channa-maculata
#17
Shi-Mei Lin, Fa-Jian Li, Bundit Yuangsoi, Sompong Doolgindachbaporn
The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of dietary phospholipids (PLs) on growth, lipid metabolism, and antioxidative status of hybrid snakehead (Channa argus × Channa maculata). Five isonitrogenous and isolipidic diets with graded levels of PLs (8.5, 19.3, 30.7, 41.5, and 50.8 g kg(-1)) were fed to triplicate groups of juveniles (initial body weight 12.6 ± 0.23 g) for 8 weeks. Results showed that dietary PL supplementation significantly improved growth of juveniles. The final body weight (FBW) and specific growth rate (SGR) significantly increased with dietary PLs increasing from 8...
November 16, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147959/port-site-hernia-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-352-patients
#18
Ilhan Ece, Huseyin Yilmaz, Husnu Alptekin, Serdar Yormaz, Bayram Colak, Mustafa Sahin
Port site hernia (PSH) following laparoscopic procedures is a rare but serious complication. The aim of this study was to evaluate the rate of PSH after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), and the efficacy of closure of the port site as a means of preventing PSH. A retrospective analysis was performed on 386 patients who underwent LSG between December 2009 and January 2015. 352 (91.2%) of the patient were followed up for at least 24 months. In the first 206 patients, the fascial layers of the trocar incisions were not closed, while in the next 146 cases, routine closure of the trocar sites was performed...
November 16, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147878/knowledge-gaps-in-the-management-of-postoperative-crohn-s-disease-a-us-national-survey
#19
Vu Q Nguyen, Jessica L Mays, Marissa Lang, Yingxing Wu, Themistocles Dassopoulos, Miguel Regueiro, Alan Moss, Deborah D Proctor, Dario Sorrentino
BACKGROUND: Postoperative recurrence (POR) of Crohn's disease (CD) is common. Guidelines on POR management have recently been issued, but clinical practice may vary. AIMS: To examine the current clinical practice of POR management in the USA METHODS: A web-based survey was sent to all members of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology. The survey consisted of multiple-choice questions with clinical scenarios to assess how participants manage POR...
November 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147859/initial-psycho-oncological-counselling-in-neuro-oncology-analysis-of-topics-and-needs-of-brain-tumour-patients
#20
Stephanie Schipmann, Eric Suero Molina, Anna Frasch, Walter Stummer, Dorothee Wiewrodt
Diagnosis of a brain tumour is associated with a tremendous disruption of emotional, physical and social well-being. Due to the complexity of the disease and the affection of the central organ, the brain, brain tumour patients differ from other cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the concerns and burdens presented by brain tumour patients during their initial psycho-oncological consultation. We performed a retrospective analysis of 53 patients with the diagnosis of either benign or malignant brain tumour, seeking counsel by a neurosurgeon specialised in psycho-oncology...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
keyword
keyword
89272
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"