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Gregory S Doran, Ralph Deans, Carlo De Filippis, Chris Kostakis, Julia A Howitt
Police officers responsible for the seizure and removal of illegally grown cannabis plants from indoor and outdoor growing operations face the prospect of THC exposure while performing their work duties. As a result, a study investigating the amount of THC on hands and uniforms of officers during raids on cannabis growing houses (CGHs) and forest cannabis plantations (FCPs) and in the air at these sites was conducted. Swabs of gloves/hands, chests, and heads/necks were collected and analysed for THC. Results of hand swabs indicated that officers removing plants from FCPs were exposed to THC concentrations up to 20 times those involved in raids at CGHs, which was mainly associated with the number and size of plants seized...
April 2, 2017: Forensic Science International
Guang-Dong Chen, Feng Ji, Gong-Ying Li, Bo-Xuan Lyu, Wei Hu, Chuan-Jun Zhuo
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can alleviate the symptoms of treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Functional network connectivity (FNC) is a newly developed method to investigate the brain's functional connectivity patterns. The first aim of this study was to investigate FNC alterations between TRD patients and healthy controls. The second aim was to explore the relationship between the ECT treatment response and pre-ECT treatment FNC alterations in individual TRD patients...
February 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
Meghan Delaney, Agneta Wikman, Leo van de Watering, Henk Schonewille, Jennie P Verdoes, Stephen P Emery, Michael F Murphy, Julie Staves, Susanne Flach, Donald M Arnold, Richard M Kaufman, Alyssa Ziman, Sarah K Harm, Mark Fung, Catherine S Eppes, Nancy M Dunbar, Andreas Buser, Erin Meyer, Helen Savoia, Padmakumari Abeysinghe, Nancy Heddle, Alan Tinmouth, Aicha N Traore, Mark H Yazer
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) antigen matching policies to prevent alloimmunization in females of childbearing potential (FCP) vary between centers. To inform transfusion centers responsible for making decisions about matching policies for FCPs, the causal stimulus of the antibodies implicated in severe hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) must be determined. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a multinational retrospective study of women with offspring affected by severe HDFN requiring neonatal exchange transfusion and/or intrauterine transfusion...
March 2017: Transfusion
Anna Czubatka-Bienkowska, Anna Macieja, Joanna Sarnik, Zbigniew J Witczak, Tomasz Poplawski
Thio-sugars have been described as potent inhibitors of cancer cell growth but the detailed mechanism of action remains unknown. Herein we investigated the mechanism of their anticancer action in the HeLa cell line. We investigated two thio-sugars: 5-thio-d-glucose (FCP1) and 6-thio-β-d-fructopyranose (FCP2). We have observed that FCP1 as well as FCP2 clearly induced oxidative DNA lesions in cancer cells and increased the level of cellular ROS. A spin trap and antioxidants have decreased the level of DNA lesions induced by FCPs...
January 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Erlong Wang, Xia Chen, Kaiyu Wang, Jun Wang, Defang Chen, Yi Geng, Weimin Lai, Xianchao Wei
Plant polysaccharides (PPS) are an important medicinal plant product, and play a major role in preventing and controlling infectious microbes in aquaculture. The present study investigated the effect of three PPS; Ficus carica polysaccharides (FCPS), Radix isatidis polysaccharides (RIPS), and Schisandra chinensis polysaccharides (SCPS), used as feed additives, on innate immune responses and disease resistance against Aeromonas hydrophila in crucian carp. Results show that crucian carp fed with these PPS showed significant (p < 0...
December 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
M Dunbar, C Onuora, S Morgan, F E Stone, T M Huckaba, I R Davenport
Follicle cell processes (FCP) are identified in two species of carcharhinid shark (Selachii) but are absent in the little skate Leucoraja erinacea (Batoidea). This suggests that FCPs are either a unique structure that evolved in selachians or were lost by the batoids after their divergence, some 280 mya. The presence of FCPs in the selachians would be consistent with the evolution of large oocytes in this group of animals.
October 25, 2016: Journal of Fish Biology
Xingli Wang, Lang Peng, Kaiyu Wang, Jun Wang, Yang He, Erlong Wang, Defang Chen, Ping Ouyang, Yi Geng, Xiaoli Huang
Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) is an important agricultural fish that has been plagued by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) infections in recent years, some of them severe. The outer membrane proteins (OMPs) of S. maltophilia are one of the most immunogenic and highly conserved candidates for vaccine development in aquaculture. The present study investigated OMPs of S. maltophilia as vaccine on immune response and disease resistance against S. maltophilia of channel catfish and investigated the enhancement effect of natural adjuvants Propolis (Pro), FIG polysaccharide (Fcps), Glycyrrhizine (Gly) to OMPs of S...
October 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Jessica A Young, Christopher Lind, Willem van Steenbrugge
BACKGROUND: Difficulty participating in conversation is commonly experienced by individuals with dementia, secondary to cognitive and language deficits. Frequent communication partners (FCPs), however, report being largely unaware of how to support their conversation partners with dementia during conversation. In particular, taking a turn appropriately may be difficult for either partner due to trouble predicting a partner's behaviour and, hence, difficulty with timing conversational turns appropriately, potentially resulting in overlapping talk...
April 3, 2016: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi
There has been a growing demand for rehabilitation services in Pakistan in recent years, likely due to increasing prevalence of disability. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a branch of medicine which deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of functional impairments resulting from neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Physiatrists are physicians who specialize in the specialty of PM&R. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan started FCPS training in PM&R in the late 1990s. There are various training institutes within and outside Pakistan which are accredited for FCPS training in PM&R...
January 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Susann Schaller-Laudel, Daniela Volke, Matthias Redlich, Marcel Kansy, Ralf Hoffmann, Christian Wilhelm, Reimund Goss
The study investigated the influence of the xanthophyll cycle pigments diadinoxanthin (DD) and diatoxanthin (Dt) on the spectroscopic characteristics, structure and protein composition of isolated fucoxanthin chlorophyll protein (FCP) complexes of the pennate diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. 77 K fluorescence emission spectra revealed that Dt-containing FCP complexes showed a characteristic long wavelength fluorescence emission at 700 nm at a pH-value of 5 whereas DD-enriched FCPs retained the typical 680 nm fluorescence emission maximum of isolated FCPs...
November 2015: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
Ingunn Olafsdottir, Artur Nemeth, Ester Lörinc, Ervin Toth, Daniel Agardh
OBJECTIVES: The clinical presentation of colonic juvenile polyps with abdominal discomfort and occult rectal bleedings make them difficult to recognize. The aim of this study was to report the clinical features of colonic juvenile polyps in children referred to colonoscopy and evaluate fecal calprotectin (FCP) as a screening biomarker for their diagnosis. METHODS: The study included a total of 266 children (range 3.1-19.0 years, median age 15.8 years) investigated with ileocolonoscopy; of whom, 239 (89%) were investigated for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
January 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Yuyin Zhou, Mo Chen, Fanrong Zhao, Di Mu, Zhaobin Zhang, Jianying Hu
The occurrence of bisphenol A (BPA), nonylphenol (NP), and their six chlorinated byproducts were investigated in 74 food contacting papers (FCPs) from China, the U.S.A., Japan, and Europe using a sensitive dansylation LC-MS/MS method. BPA (<LOQ-83 ng/g) and NP (<LOQ-5.4 ng/g) were widely detected in FCPs, while the six chlorinated byproducts were detected in less than half of the samples. The concentrations of chlorinated BPAs and chlorinated NPs in FCPs were significantly correlated with the concentrations of BPA and NP, respectively, and their concentrations mainly depended on bleaching processes in paper production...
June 16, 2015: Environmental Science & Technology
Barthélémy Tosello, Lionel Dany, Pierre Bétrémieux, Pierre Le Coz, Pascal Auquier, Catherine Gire, Marie-Ange Einaudi
BACKGROUND: When an incurable fetal condition is detected, some women (or couples) would rather choose to continue with the pregnancy than opt for termination of pregnancy for medical reasons, which, in France, can be performed until full term. Such situations are frequently occurring and sometimes leading to the implementation of neonatal palliative care. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the practices of perinatal care french professionals in this context; to identify the potential obstacles that might interfere with the provision of an appropriate neonatal palliative care; and, from an opposite perspective, to determine the criteria that led, in some cases, to offer this type of care for prenatally diagnosed lethal abnormality...
2015: PloS One
Alexander Sheng, John Eicken, Cheryl Lynn Horton, Eric Nadel, James Takayesu
BACKGROUND: Follow-up case presentation (FCP), a staple of emergency medicine residency conference curricula nationwide, has traditionally been delivered using PowerPoint(TM) (PP). The sole use of the PP lecture format may limit audience participation. In light of existing literature supporting chalkboard and morning report formats, we changed FCP to an interactive chalkboard format with limited PP slides. We hypothesised that this change will enhance the perceived educational impact of FCP on learners...
August 2015: Clinical Teacher
Zhen Wu
Traditionally, people like to take dried finger citron fruits (FC) as adjuvant herbal medicines to treat a diversity of chronic diseases like asthma, hypertension and respiratory tract infections. Many healing properties are attributed to FC polysaccharides (FCPs), one of the main active ingredients of FC. Three drying methods, freeze drying (FDM), hot air drying (HDM) and vacuum drying methods (VDM) were comparatively studied on the physicochemical and antioxidant properties of FCPs. The results showed these FCPs were similar in UV and FT-IR spectrum...
May 2015: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Anna Czubatka, Joanna Sarnik, Del Lucent, Janusz Blasiak, Zbigniew J Witczak, Tomasz Poplawski
1,5-Anhydro-6-deoxy-methane-sulfamido-D-glucitol (FCP5) is a functionalized carbohydrate containing functional groups that render it potentially therapeutically useful. According to our concept of 'functional carb-pharmacophores' (FCPs) incorporation of the methanesulfonamido pharmacophore to 1,5 glucitol could create a therapeutically useful compound. Our previous studies revealed that FCP5 was cytotoxic to cancer cells. Therefore, in this work we assessed the cytotoxic mechanisms of FCP5 in four cancer cell lines - HeLa, LoVo, A549 and MCF-7, with particular focus on DNA damage and repair...
February 5, 2015: Chemico-biological Interactions
Chan Jin Jeong, Arup Kumer Roy, Sung Han Kim, Jung-Eun Lee, Ji Hoon Jeong, Insik In, Sung Young Park
Water soluble fluorescent carbon nanoparticles (FCP) obtained from a single natural source, mango fruit, were developed as unique materials for non-toxic bio-imaging with different colors and particle sizes. The prepared FCPs showed blue (FCP-B), green (FCP-G) and yellow (FCP-Y) fluorescence, derived by the controlled carbonization method. The FCPs demonstrated hydrodynamic diameters of 5-15 nm, holding great promise for clinical applications. The biocompatible FCPs demonstrated great potential in biological fields through the results of in vitro imaging and in vivo biodistribution...
December 21, 2014: Nanoscale
Saeid Sadeh, Hridaynath Bhattacharjee, Elaheh Khozeimeh Sarbisheh, J Wilson Quail, Jens Müller
A series of new boron-bridged [1]ferrocenophanes ([1]FCPs) was prepared by salt-metathesis reactions between enantiomerically pure dilithioferrocenes and amino(dichloro)boranes (Et2 NBCl2 , iPr2 NBCl2 , or tBu(Me3 Si)NBCl2 ). The dilithioferrocenes were prepared in situ by lithium-bromine exchange from the respective planar-chiral dibromides (Sp ,Sp )-[1-Br-2-(HR2 C)H3 C5 ]2 Fe (R=Me or Et). In most of the cases, mixtures of the targeted [1]FCPs 4 and the unwanted 1,1'-bis(boryl)ferrocenes 5 were formed. The product ratio depends on the bulkiness of the amino group, the speed of addition of the amino(dichloro)borane, the alkyl group on Cp rings, and in particular on the reaction temperature...
December 1, 2014: Chemistry: a European Journal
Chong Guan Ng, Soo Cheng Chin, Anne Hway Ann Yee, Huai Seng Loh, Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman, Wong Sherianne Sook Kuan, Mohamed Hussain Habil
BACKGROUND: The Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale (SHAPS) is a self-assessment scale designed to evaluate anhedonia in various psychiatric disorders. In order to facilitate its use in Malaysian settings, our current study aimed to examine the validity of a Malay-translated version of the SHAPS (SHAPS-M). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 44 depressed patients and 82 healthy subjects were recruited from a university out-patient clinic. All participants were given both the Malay and English versions of the SHAPS, Fawcett-Clark Pleasure Scale (FCPS), General Health Questionnaire 12 (GHQ-12), and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) to assess their hedonic state, general mental health condition and levels of depression...
May 2014: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
Jie Tian, Yue Zhang, Xiaomin Yang, Ke Rui, Xinyi Tang, Jie Ma, Jianguo Chen, Huaxi Xu, Liwei Lu, Shengjun Wang
Various polysaccharides purified from plants are considered to be biological response modifiers and have been shown to enhance immune responses. Ficus carica L. is a Chinese traditional plant and has been widely used in Asian countries for its anti-tumor properties. Ficus carica polysaccharides (FCPS), one of the most essential and effective components in Ficus carica L., have been considered to be a beneficial immunomodulator and may be used in immunotherapy. However, the immunologic mechanism of FCPS is still unclear...
July 14, 2014: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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