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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214122/anaerobic-co-digestion-of-recalcitrant-agricultural-wastes-characterizing-of-biochemical-parameters-of-digestate-and-its-impacts-on-soil-ecosystem
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Adele Muscolo, Giovanna Settineri, Teresa Papalia, Emilio Attinà, Carmelo Basile, Maria Rosaria Panuccio
Anaerobic digestion (AD) of organic wastes is a promising alternative to landfilling for reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG) and it is encouraged by current regulation in Europe. Biogas-AD produced, represents a useful source of green energy, while its by-product (digestate) is a waste, that needs to be safely disposal. The sustainability of anaerobic digestion plants partly depends on the management of their digestion residues. This study has been focused on the environmental and economic benefits of co-digest recalcitrant agricultural wastes such olive wastes and citrus pulp, in combination with livestock wastes, straw and cheese whey for biogas production...
February 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214007/-impact-of-her2%C3%A2-and-brca1-2%C3%A2-status-in-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cells-transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer-the-institut-paoli-calmettes-experience
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Laurys Boudin, Christian Chabannon, Patrick Sfumato, Renaud Sabatier, François Bertucci, Carole Tarpin, Magali Provansal, Gilles Houvenaeghel, Eric Lambaudie, Agnes Tallet, Michel Resbeut, Emmanuelle Charafe-Jauffret, Boris Calmels, Claude Lemarie, Jean-Marie Boher, Jean-Marc Extra, Patrice Viens, Anthony Gonçalves
INTRODUCTION: Studies evaluating chemotherapy high dose chemotherapy with autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HDC-ACSH) in the treatment of metastatic (MBC), locally advanced (LABC) and inflammatory (IBC) breast cancer have in common lack of biomarker information, in particular the HER2 status. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All consecutive female patients treated for breast cancer with HDC and AHSCT at Institut Paoli Calmettes between 2003 and 2012 were included...
February 14, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213599/health-information-needs-source-preferences-and-engagement-behaviours-of-women-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-across-the-care-continuum-protocol-for-a-scoping-review
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Carol A Tucker, M Pilar Martin, Ray B Jones
INTRODUCTION: The health information needs, information source preferences and engagement behaviours of women with metastatic breast cancer (mBC) depend on personal characteristics such as education level, prior knowledge, clinical complications, comorbidities and where they are in the cancer journey. A thorough understanding of the information behaviours of women living with mBC is essential to the provision of optimal care. A preliminary literature review suggests that there is little research on this topic, but that there may be lessons from a slightly broader literature...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211507/soil-aggregate-mediates-the-impacts-of-land-uses-on-organic-carbon-total-nitrogen-and-microbial-activity-in-a-karst-ecosystem
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Shuangshuang Xiao, Wei Zhang, Yingying Ye, Jie Zhao, Kelin Wang
Understanding the effect of land use on soil carbon, nitrogen, and microbial activity associated with aggregates is critical for thorough comprehension of the C and N dynamics of karst landscapes/ecosystems. We monitored soil organic carbon (SOC), total nitrogen (TN), microbial biomass carbon (MBC), and Cmic: Corg ratio in large macro- (>2 mm), small macro- (0.25-2 mm), and micro- (0.053-0.25 mm) aggregates to determine the changes in soil properties under different land uses in the karst area of Southwest China...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210466/antimicrobial-effects-of-ferula-gummosa-boiss-gum-against-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-acinetobacter-clinical-isolates
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Fatemeh Farid Afshar, Parvaneh Saffarian, Hamideh Mahmoodzadeh Hosseini, Fereshteh Sattarian, Mohsen Amin, Abbas Ali Imani Fooladi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Acinetobacter spp. are important causes of nosocomial infections. They possess various antibiotic resistance mechanisms including extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBLs). The aim of this study was to determine antibiotic resistance profile of Acinetobacter clinical isolates especially among ESBL-producing strains and to investigate the antimicrobial effects of oleo-gum-resin extract and essential oil of Ferula gummosa Boiss. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 120 Acinetobacter strains were isolated from various clinical samples of hospitalized patients in Baqiyatallah hospital, Tehran during 2011-2012...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209374/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-novel-pyrazolo-pyrimido-4-5-d-pyrimidine-derivatives-as-potent-antibacterial-and-biofilm-inhibitors
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Lingala Suresh, P Sagar Vijay Kumar, Y Poornachandra, C Ganesh Kumar, G V P Chandramouli
An efficient four-component reaction of 6-amino-1,3-dimethyluracil, N,N-dimethylformamide dimethylacetal, 1-phenyl-3-(4-substituted-phenyl)-4-formyl-1H-pyrazoles and aromatic amines was conducted in the presence of [Bmim]FeCl4 ionic liquid as a promoting medium. This strategy provided a convenient route without any additional catalyst or metal salt under mild conditions. All the synthesized pyrazolo-pyrimido[4,5-d]pyrimidines derivatives were evaluated for their antibacterial, minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC), biofilm inhibition, intracellular ROS accumulation and protein leakage activities...
February 3, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203232/cationic-net-charge-and-counter-ion-type-as-antimicrobial-activity-determinant-factors-of-short-lipopeptides
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Katarzyna E Greber, Malgorzata Dawgul, Wojciech Kamysz, Wieslaw Sawicki
To get a better insight into the antimicrobial potency of short cationic lipopeptides, 35 new entities were synthesized using solid phase peptide strategy. All newly obtained lipopeptides were designed to be positively charged from +1 to +4. This was achieved by introducing basic amino acid - lysine - into the lipopeptide structure and had a hydrophobic fatty acid chain attached. Lipopeptides were subjected to microbiological tests using reference strains of Gram-negative bacteria: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Gram-positive bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, and fungi: Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Aspergillus brasiliensis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197686/pre-therapeutic-factors-for-predicting-survival-after-radioembolization-a-single-center-experience-in-389-patients
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K J Paprottka, F Schoeppe, M Ingrisch, J Rübenthaler, N N Sommer, E De Toni, H Ilhan, M Zacherl, A Todica, P M Paprottka
PURPOSE: To determine pre-therapeutic predictive factors for overall survival (OS) after yttrium (Y)-90 radioembolization (RE). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the pre-therapeutic characteristics (sex, age, tumor entity, hepatic tumor burden, extrahepatic disease [EHD] and liver function [with focus on bilirubin and cholinesterase level]) of 389 consecutive patients with various refractory liver-dominant tumors (hepatocellular carcinoma [HCC], cholangiocarcinoma [CCC], neuroendocrine tumor [NET], colorectal cancer [CRC] and metastatic breast cancer [MBC]), who received Y-90 radioembolization for predicting survival...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192726/novel-strategy-to-improve-vanillin-tolerance-and-ethanol-fermentation-performances-of-saccharomycere-cerevisiae-strains
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Dao-Qiong Zheng, Xin-Na Jin, Ke Zhang, Ya-Hong Fang, Xue-Chang Wu
The aim of this work was to develop a novel strategy for improving the vanillin tolerance and ethanol fermentation performances of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. Isogeneic diploid, triploid, and tetraploid S. cerevisiae strains were generated by genome duplication of haploid strain CEN.PK2-1C. Ploidy increments improved vanillin tolerance and diminished proliferation capability. Antimitotic drug methyl benzimidazol-2-ylcarbamate (MBC) was used to introduce chromosomal aberrations into the tetraploid S. cerevisiae strain...
January 26, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188756/therapeutic-effect-and-mechanism-of-electrical-stimulation-in-female-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Jie Min, Bingshu Li, Cheng Liu, Shasha Hong, Jianming Tang, Ming Hu, Yaodan Liu, Suting Li, Li Hong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic effect and underlying molecular mechanism of electrical stimulation (ES) in a murine SUI model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty female C57BL/6 mice were divided into four groups: CON group, no intervention; VD group, vaginal distension (VD) with an 8-mm dilator for 1 h; VD+ES 20 group, 20 Hz ES for 0.5 h for 7 days after VD; VD+ES 50 group, 50 Hz ES for 7 days after VD. For functional studies, assessments of urodynamics and sneezing test were performed; then, anterior vaginal wall specimens were collected...
February 7, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188190/identifying-educational-needs-of-the-multidisciplinary-cancer-team-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Priya Wanchoo, Chris Larrison, Carol Rosenberg, Naomi Ko, Cynthia Cantril, Naomi Moeller, Ruchit Parikh, Ana-Marija Djordjevic
Background: Rapid advancements in the field of metastatic breast cancer (mBC) add to the complexity of managing patients with this disease. An educational needs assessment of multidisciplinary mBC clinicians was executed to identify practice performance gaps and recommend educational strategies aimed at closing these gaps. Methods: To ensure a collection of reliable data for assessment, a systematic process was used to design, develop, and validate the tools that were used. This grounded theory approach included assessment and confirmation by clinical experts and validation testing within the target audiences...
February 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187029/androgen-receptor-ar-expression-in-invasive-male-breast-carcinoma-mbc-an-international-multi-institutional-review-of-168-cases-emphasizing-the-potential-use-of-ar-as-a-therapeutic-target
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Simona Stolnicu, Denisa Moncea, Alis Dema, Simion Geambasu, Cosmin Moldovan, Maria Comanescu, Septimiu Voidazan, Rares Georgescu, Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Erika Resetkova, Rares Buiga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181129/circulating-tumor-cells-as-a-prognostic-marker-for-efficacy-in-the-randomized-phase-iii-jo21095-trial-in-japanese-patients-with-her2-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Hiroji Iwata, Norikazu Masuda, Daigo Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Sagara, Nobuaki Sato, Yutaka Yamamoto, Mitsue Saito, Takashi Fujita, Shoji Oura, Junichiro Watanabe, Masami Tsukabe, Kazumi Horiguchi, Satoshi Hattori, Yoshimasa Matsuura, Katsumasa Kuroi
PURPOSE: Prognostic effects of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have been reported in metastatic breast cancer (MBC). However, few phase III trials have investigated the potential role of CTCs in treatment selection. We explored potential relationships between CTCs, efficacy, and differential treatment effects. METHODS: Patients with HER2-negative MBC were randomized to receive either concurrent capecitabine plus docetaxel (XT) or sequential single-agent docetaxel followed by single-agent capecitabine at progression (T → X)...
February 8, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177976/androgen-receptor-ar-expression-in-invasive-male-breast-carcinoma-mbc-an-international-multi-institutional-review-of-168-cases-emphasizing-the-potential-use-of-ar-as-a-therapeutic-target
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Simona Stolnicu, Denisa Moncea, Alis Dema, Simion Geambasu, Cosmin Moldovan, Maria Comanescu, Septimiu Voidazan, Rares Georgescu, Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Erika Resetkova, Rares Buiga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176951/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-biologically-synthesized-silver-nanoparticles-for-topical-applications-effect-of-surface-coating-and-loading-into-hydrogels
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Aml I Mekkawy, Mohamed A El-Mokhtar, Nivien A Nafady, Naeima Yousef, Mostafa A Hamad, Sohair M El-Shanawany, Ehsan H Ibrahim, Mahmoud Elsabahy
In the present study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized via biological reduction of silver nitrate using extract of the fungus Fusarium verticillioides (green chemistry principle). The synthesized nanoparticles were spherical and homogenous in size. AgNPs were coated with polyethylene glycol (PEG) 6000, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), and β-cyclodextrin (β-CD). The averaged diameters of AgNPs were 19.2±3.6, 13±4, 14±4.4, and 15.7±4.8 nm, for PEG-, SDS-, and β-CD-coated and uncoated AgNPs, respectively...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176439/origanum-vulgare-essential-oil-affects-pathogens-causing-vaginal-infections
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Maja Karaman, Mirjana Bogavac, Bojan Radovanović, Jan Sudji, Kristina Tešanović, Ljiljana Janjušević
AIMS: This study aimed to investigate the application of Origanum vulgare L. essential oil (EO) as alternative antimicrobial agent against vaginal infections. METHODS AND RESULTS: Microdilution methods were applied for detection of minimal inhibitory (MIC) and minimal bactericidal/fungicidal MBC (MFC) concentration on 15 clinical strains originated from women with symptoms of vaginal infection. Optical density determination (OD) was used for detecton of Candida growth rate...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166544/use-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-tils-to-predict-the-treatment-response-to-eribulin-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer
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Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Yuka Asano, Wataru Goto, Koji Takada, Katsuyuki Takahashi, Satoru Noda, Tsutomu Takashima, Naoyoshi Onoda, Shuhei Tomita, Masahiko Ohsawa, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
BACKGROUND: Eribulin mesylate (eribulin) is currently indicated for treatment of locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC). It is a cytotoxic agent with unique mechanisms that suppress epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of cancer cells. On the other hand, Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), which are considered indicators of immune response monitoring, have been reported as prognostic factors and predictors of therapeutic efficacy. We thought that eribulin, which has an EMT-inhibiting mechanism, may produce an antitumor effect by improving the immune microenvironment, and in this study investigated the effects of breast cancer eribulin chemotherapy on the immune microenvironment with TILs as a marker...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166159/fdg-pet-ct-assesses-the-risk-of-femoral-pathological-fractures-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Gary A Ulaner, Alexandra M Zindman, Junting Zheng, Tae Won B Kim, John H Healey
PURPOSE: Assessment of pathological fracture risk is critical to optimize the use of prophylactic orthopedic fixation to prevent pathological fractures. Better prediction of pathological fracture risk is needed. We evaluated if quantitative measures of FDG avidity can assess femoral pathological fracture risk in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant retrospective case-control study was performed under institutional review board waiver...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163074/epidihydropinidine-the-main-piperidine-alkaloid-compound-of-norway-spruce-picea-abies-shows-promising-antibacterial-and-anti-candida-activity
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Pia Fyhrquist, Virpi Virjamo, Eveliina Hiltunen, Riitta Julkunen-Tiitto
This study reports for the first time promising antibacterial and antifungal effects of epidihydropinidine, the major piperidine alkaloid in the needles and bark of Norway spruce, Picea abies (L.) Karsten. Epidihydropinidine was growth inhibitory against all bacterial and fungal strains used in our investigation, showing the lowest MIC value of 5.37μg/mL against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis, Candida glabrata and C. albicans. Epidihydropinidine was nearly three times more active than tetracycline against P...
February 2, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162962/in-vitro-synergistic-antibacterial-activity-of-the-essential-oil-from-zingiber-cassumunar-roxb-against-extensively-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-strains
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Wongwarut Boonyanugomol, Kairin Kraisriwattana, Kamolchanok Rukseree, Kraisorn Boonsam, Panchaporn Narachai
In this study, we determined the antibacterial and synergistic activities of the essential oil from Zingiber cassumunar against the extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Acinetobacter baumannii strains. The antibacterial and synergistic properties of the essential oil from Z. cassumunar were examined by agar disc diffusion tests. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) were evaluated by broth microdilution using the resazurin assay. The in vitro time-kill antibacterial kinetics was analyzed using the plate count technique...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
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