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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409416/tributyltin-bioaccumulation-and-toxic-effects-in-freshwater-gastropods-pomacea-canaliculata-after-a-chronic-exposure-field-and-laboratory-studies
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María L Martínez, María N Piol, Norma Sbarbati Nudelman, Noemí R Verrengia Guerrero
Freshwater samples and gastropod mollusks (Pomacea canaliculata) were collected at 5 sampling stations located along the lower Río de la Plata basin, Argentina, to assess the extent of tributyltin (TBT) contamination. Determined data revealed the presence of TBT and some of its breakdown products (dibutyltin: DBT, and monobutyltin: MBT) in all freshwater samples and also in soft tissues of P. canaliculata gastropods. Chronic bioassays (6 months) were performed using female gastropods that had been reared under laboratory conditions and exposed to a similar TBT concentration than the value determined in freshwater samples (1 µg L(-1))...
April 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401243/two-shell-structured-pmaa-ceo2-nanocontainers-loaded-with-2-mercaptobenzothiazole-for-corrosion-protection-of-damaged-epoxy-coated-aa-2024-t3
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A C Balaskas, T Hashimoto, M Curioni, G E Thompson
In this work, novel two-shell structured inhibitor-loaded poly(methacrylic acid)@cerium oxide (PMAA@CeO2) nanocontainers were synthesised and characterized. The purpose of the nanocontainers is to increase the corrosion protection provided by an epoxy coating applied to an aerospace alloy (AA 2024-T3). The (PMAA@CeO2) nanocontainers with diameters of 550 nm were synthesised by a four-step process with the method of distillation precipitation polymerization for the synthesis of the inner PMAA layer, and the sol-gel method for the development of the outer CeO2 layer...
April 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390281/analysis-of-msw-full-scale-facilities-based-on-anaerobic-digestion-and-or-composting-using-respiration-indices-as-performance-indicators
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J Colón, S Ponsá, C Álvarez, M Vinot, F J Lafuente, D Gabriel, A Sánchez
The Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC) forces European States to reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste landfilled to 35% of 1995 levels. Mechanical-Biological Treatment (MBT) plants are the main alternative to waste incineration and landfilling. In this work, the waste treatment efficiency of six full-scale MBT facilities has been analysed using respiration indices (Dynamic Respiration Index and Cumulative Oxygen Consumption) to monitor plant performance. MBTs relying on anaerobic digestion plus composting achieved a high grade of stability on final compost (0...
March 30, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376828/all-polyethylene-tibial-components-in-distal-femur-limb-salvage-surgery-a-finite-element-analysis-based-on-promising-clinical-outcomes
#4
Fan Tang, Yong Zhou, Wenli Zhang, Li Min, Rui Shi, Yi Luo, Hong Duan, Chongqi Tu
BACKGROUND: Whether all-polyethylene tibial (APT) components are beneficial to patients who received distal femur limb-salvage surgery lacks high-quality clinical follow-up and mechanical evidence. This study aimed to investigate the biomechanics of the distal femur reconstructed with APT tumor knee prostheses using finite element (FE) analysis based on our previous, promising clinical outcome. METHODS: Three-dimensional FE models that use APT and metal-backed tibial (MBT) prostheses to reconstruct distal femoral bone defects were developed and input into the Abaqus FEA software version 6...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372851/fate-and-significance-of-phthalates-and-bisphenol-a-in-liquid-by-products-generated-during-municipal-solid-waste-mechanical-biological-pre-treatment-and-disposal
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Sylwia Fudala-Ksiazek, Mattia Pierpaoli, Aneta Luczkiewicz
Samples of liquid by-products generated by municipal solid waste plants (MSWPs) were tested for the presence of phthalates (PAEs) and bisphenol A (BPA). The results indicated that the wastewater generated during mechanical (sorting unit - SU) and biological (composting unit - CU) pre-treatment (MBT) of residual (mixed) solid waste is a significant source of these compounds. The concentrations of PAEs (up to 32222μg/L) and BPA (up to 1795μg/L) in the SU and CU wastewaters were generally higher than those in landfill leachates tested in this and other studies...
March 31, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349308/efficient-dibutyltin-dbt-elimination-by-the-microscopic-fungus-metarhizium-robertsii-under-conditions-of-intensive-aeration-and-ascorbic-acid-supplementation
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Paulina Siewiera, Sylwia Różalska, Przemysław Bernat
Dibutyltin (DBT) is an environmental pollutant characterized by immunotoxic, neurotoxic, and pro-oxidant properties. In this study, an attempt was made to enhance DBT elimination by the Metarhizium robertsii strain. We observed enhanced fungal growth in the bioreactor (pO2 ≥ 20%) compared to flask cultures (μ max increased from 0.061 to 0.086 h(-1)). Moreover, under aerated conditions, M. robertsii mycelium with "hairy" morphology biodegraded DBT (20 mg l(-1)) 10-fold faster in the bioreactor than in the flask cultures...
March 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333059/solid-phase-extraction-of-trace-amounts-of-cadmium-ii-ions-in-water-and-food-samples-using-iron-magnetite-nanoparticles-modified-by-sodium-dodecyl-sulfate-and-2-mercaptobenzothiazole
#7
Shahriar Abbasi, Mehdi ShanbehDehbalai, Hossein Khani
A new, simple and rapid method for solid phase extraction and preconcentration of trace amounts of cadmium ions using 2-mercaptobenzothiazole/sodium dodecyl sulfate immobilized on magnetite nanoparticles (MBT-SDS-MNPs) was proposed. The method is based on the extraction of cadmium ions via complexation with MBT immobilized on SDS-coated MNPs and their determination by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. The effects of different parameters - pH; eluent type, concentration and volume; amounts of salt and adsorbent; contact time and interfering ions - on the adsorption of cadmium ions were studied...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320917/predictors-of-massive-blood-transfusion-a-delphi-study-to-examine-the-views-of-experts
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Jacqueline V Mclennan, K C Mackway-Jones, S T Horne, R Body
BACKGROUND: Trauma patients requiring massive blood transfusion (MBT) have high morbidity and mortality: early and aggressive use of blood products during immediate resuscitation may improve survival. There is currently a lack of evidence to guide initial identification of these patients which is especially important in areas where plasma may need to be thawed. In the absence of this evidence, this study aimed to robustly evaluate expert opinion by using a Delphi process to identify predictors of massive transfusion...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284951/hippocampal-bdnf-overexpression-or-micror124a-silencing-reduces-anxiety-and-autism-like-behaviors-in-rats
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Amine Bahi
MicroRNA124a (miR124a) has emerged recently as a key player for multiple neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, alcoholism, and cocaine addiction. Although we have previously reported that miR124a and its target the brain-derived neutrophic factor (BDNF) play an important role in autism-like behaviors, the molecular and behavioral dysfunctions remain unknown. The aim of this study was to understand the effects of sustained decreases in miR124a and increases of BDNF in the dentate gyrus (DG) on neonatal isolation-induced anxiety-and autism like behaviors in rats...
March 8, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251734/antimicrobial-activity-of-2-mercaptobenzothiazole-released-from-environmentally-friendly-nanostructured-layered-double-hydroxides
#10
A Kuznetsova, P M Domingues, T Silva, A Almeida, M L Zheludkevich, J Tedim, M G S Ferreira, A Cunha
AIMS: The objective of this work was to assess the antibacterial effect of 2-mercaptobenzothiazole (MBT), used as model-biocide, immobilized in a layered double hydroxide (LDH) structure, under different conditions of pH and salinity, envisaging possible applications of the system in active antifouling and anticorrosion coatings. METHODS AND RESULTS: Biological effects of MBT immobilized in LDH were assessed by monitoring bacterial bioluminescence of cell suspensions of either Allivibrio fischeri or a recombinant strain of Escherichia coli, as a proxy for bacterial activity...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250962/the-herts-and-minds-study-evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-mentalization-based-treatment-mbt-as-an-intervention-for-children-in-foster-care-with-emotional-and-or-behavioural-problems-a-phase-ii-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial
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Nick Midgley, Sarah Jane Besser, Helen Dye, Pasco Fearon, Tim Gale, Kiri Jefferies-Sewell, Karen Irvine, Joyce Robinson, Solange Wyatt, David Wellsted, Sally Wood
BACKGROUND: A significant proportion of children in the social care system in England present with mental health problems, with the majority experiencing some form of emotional and behavioural difficulties. The most effective treatments for these children are currently unknown, partly due to a lack of robust, controlled studies. Researchers have identified a number of obstacles to conducting well-designed research with this population, making the need to test the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial especially important...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238079/development-and-application-of-a-rapid-user-friendly-and-inexpensive-method-to-detect-dehalococcoides-sp-reductive-dehalogenase-genes-from-groundwater
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Yogendra H Kanitkar, Robert D Stedtfeld, Paul B Hatzinger, Syed A Hashsham, Alison M Cupples
TaqMan probe-based quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) specific to the biomarker reductive dehalogenase (RDase) genes is a widely accepted molecular biological tool (MBT) for determining the abundance of Dehalococcoides sp. in groundwater samples from chlorinated solvent-contaminated sites. However, there are significant costs associated with this MBT. In this study, we describe an approach that requires only low-cost laboratory equipment (a bench top centrifuge and a water bath) and requires less time and resources compared to qPCR...
February 25, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209011/non-surgical-management-of-skeletal-class-iii-malocclusion-with-bilateral-posterior-crossbite-a-case-report
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Lalima Kumari, Kamal Nayan
A 16-year-old female patient with skeletal Class III malocclusion and bilateral posterior cross bite complaining of difficulty in chewing was treated orthodontically without surgery (camouflage treatment). The treatment comprised of fixed orthodontic treatment with MBT prescription (0.022˝×0.028˝ slot) using quad helix appliance for bilateral expansion of maxillary arch and Class III elastics for occlusal correction. Post-treatment records showed normal overbite and overjet with acceptable occlusion. So with this treatment strategy of expanding the maxillary arch using a quad helix appliance and use of Class III elastics, we achieved a good result with optimal occlusion...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208340/scaling-features-of-the-tribology-of-polymer-brushes-of-increasing-grafting-density-around-the-mushroom-to-brush-transition
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E Mayoral, J Klapp, A Gama Goicochea
Nonequilibrium coarse-grained, dissipative particle dynamics simulations of complex fluids, made up of polymer brushes tethered to planar surfaces immersed in a solvent yield nonmonotonic behavior of the friction coefficient as a function of the polymer grating density on the substrates, Γ, while the viscosity shows a monotonically increasing dependence on Γ. This effect is shown to be independent of the degree of polymerization, N, and the size of the system. It arises from the composition and the structure of the first particle layer adjacent to each surface that results from the confinement of the fluid...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203027/-a-new-method-to-orthodontically-correct-dental-occlusal-plane-canting-wave-shaped-arch
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X Zheng, X X Hu, N Ma, X H Chen
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a technique of second order wave-shaped arch wire to orthodontically treat dental occlusal plane canting (DOPC) with left-right interactive anchorage, and to test its clinical efficacy. METHODS: Among the permanent dentition malocclusion patients who showed no obvious facial asymmetry, we screened for patients who showed anterior occlusal plane canting (AOPC) after routine orthodontic examination, treatment planning, MBT fixed appliance installation and serial arch wires alignment...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167048/biochemical-fractionation-of-time-resolved-drosophila-embryos-reveals-similar-transcriptomic-alterations-in-replication-checkpoint-and-histone-mrna-processing-mutants
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Fabio Alexis Lefebvre, Louis Philip Benoit Bouvrette, Julie Bergalet, Eric Lécuyer
In higher eukaryotes, maternally provided gene products drive the initial stages of embryogenesis until the zygotic transcriptional program takes over, a developmental process called the midblastula transition (MBT). In addition to zygotic genome activation, the MBT involves alterations in cell-cycle length and the implementation of DNA damage/replication checkpoints that serve to monitor genome integrity. Previous work has shown that mutations affecting histone mRNA metabolism or DNA replication checkpoint factors severely impact developmental progression through the MBT, prompting us to characterize and contrast the transcriptomic impact of these genetic perturbations...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160180/the-importance-of-environmental-factors-and-matrices-in-the-adsorption-desorption-and-toxicity-of-butyltins-a-review
#17
Liping Fang, Cuihong Xu, Ji Li, Ole K Borggaard, Dongsheng Wang
Butyltins (BTs) are considered as a group of the most important organometallic compounds in industry and agriculture. Due to their widespread use, large amounts of BTs including tributyltin (TBT), dibutyltin (DBT), and monobutyltin (MBT) have entered into the environment, and subsequently causing detrimental effects on humans and aquatic organisms. This work provides a critical review of recent studies on the adsorption, desorption, bioaccumulation, and toxicity of BTs that can notably influence the distribution of BTs in the environment...
February 4, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127535/mandibular-arch-orthodontic-treatment-stability-using-passive-self-ligating-and-conventional-systems-in-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Norma Ab Rahman, Mang Chek Wey, Siti Adibah Othman
OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled trial aimed to compare the stability of mandibular arch orthodontic treatment outcomes between passive self-ligating and conventional systems during 6 months of retention. METHODS: Fortyseven orthodontic patients with mild to moderate crowding malocclusions not requiring extraction were recruited based on inclusion criteria. Patients (mean age 21.58 ± 2.94 years) were randomized into two groups to receive either passive self-ligating (Damon® 3MX, n = 23) or conventional system (Gemini MBT, n = 24) orthodontic treatment...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118786/mathematical-analysis-and-physical-profile-of-blalock-taussig-shunt-and-sano-modification-procedure-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
#19
Efrain Riveros Perez, Ricardo Riveros
The first stage of surgical treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) includes the creation of artificial systemic-to-pulmonary connections to provide pulmonary blood flow. The modified Blalock-Taussig (mBT) shunt has been the technique of choice for this procedure; however, a right ventricle-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) shunt has been introduced into clinical practice with encouraging but still conflicting outcomes when compared with the mBT shunt. The aim of this study is to explore mathematical modeling as a tool for describing physical profiles that could assist the surgical team in predicting complications related to stenosis and malfunction of grafts in an attempt to find correlations with clinical outcomes from clinical studies that compared both surgical techniques and to assist the anesthesiologist in making decisions to manage patients with this complex cardiac anatomy...
January 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077886/effect-of-dental-chair-light-on-enamel-bonding-of-orthodontic-brackets-using-light-cure-based-adhesive-system-an-in-vitro-study
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Anil Tiwari, Tarulatha Shyagali, Sarvraj Kohli, Rishi Joshi, Abhishek Gupta, Rana Tiwari
AIM: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the influence of the Dental chair light on the bond strength of light cured composite resin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty therapeutically extracted human premolar teeth were randomly allocated to two groups of 30 specimens each. In both groups light cured composite resin (Transbond XT) and MBT premolar metal brackets (3M Unitek) was used to bond brackets. In group I and II light curing was done using Light-emitting diode light curing units without and with the dental chair light respectively...
October 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
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