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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092795/moderate-aerobic-exercise-training-for-improving-reproductive-function-in-infertile-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Behzad Hajizadeh Maleki, Bakhtyar Tartibian
This study investigated for the first time the changes in seminal markers of inflammation, oxidative stress status, semen parameters, sperm DNA integrity as well as pregnancy rate following 24weeks of moderate aerobic exercise in infertile patients. A total of 1026 sedentary men (aged 25-40years) attending the infertility clinic with history of more than one year of infertility, were screened and 419 were randomized to either exercise (EX, n=210) or non-exercise (NON-EX, n=209) groups. Exercise training favorably attenuated seminal markers of both inflammation (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-α) and oxidative stress (ROS, MDA, 8-Isoprostane) as well as enhanced antioxidant defense system (SOD, catalase and TAC) (P<0...
January 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092785/integrated-ssfp-for-functional-brain-mapping-at-7t-with-reduced-susceptibility-artifact
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Kaibao Sun, Rong Xue, Peng Zhang, Zhentao Zuo, Zhongwei Chen, Bo Wang, Thomas Martin, Yi Wang, Lin Chen, Sheng He, Danny J J Wang
Balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) offers an alternative and potentially important tool to the standard gradient-echo echo-planar imaging (GE-EPI) for functional MRI (fMRI). Both passband and transition band based bSSFP have been proposed for fMRI. The applications of these methods, however, are limited by banding artifacts due to the sensitivity of bSSFP signal to off-resonance effects. In this article, a unique case of the SSFP-FID sequence, termed integrated-SSFP or iSSFP, was proposed to overcome the obstacle by compressing the SSFP profile into the width of a single voxel...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092743/stable-isotope-composition-of-mercury-forms-in-flue-gases-from-a-typical-coal-fired-power-plant-inner-mongolia-northern-china
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Shunlin Tang, Chaohui Feng, Xinbin Feng, Jianming Zhu, Ruoyu Sun, Huipeng Fan, Lina Wang, Ruiyang Li, Tonghua Mao, Ting Zhou
Mercury forms emitted from coal combustion via air pollution control devices are speculated to carry different Hg isotope signatures. Yet, their Hg isotope composition is still not reported. Here, we present the first onsite Hg isotope data for gaseous elemental Hg (GEM) and gaseous oxidized Hg (GOM) of flue gases from a typical lignite-fired power plant (CFPP). Significant mass dependent fractionation (MDF) and insignificant mass independent fractionation (MIF) are observed between feed coal and coal combustion products...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092741/waste-to-energy-ash-monofill-mining-an-environmental-characterization-of-recovered-material
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Justin G Roessler, Timothy G Townsend, Abhimanyu Kanneganti
Samples of combined bottom and fly ash produced at a U.S. waste-to-energy facility were collected from an ash monofill. These samples represented ash monofilled between 1991 and 2008. The ash samples were characterized for total element content and leachability; trends in these parameters were evaluated as a function of sample depth and ash age. Comparison to risk thresholds was used to assess the relative magnitude of the total and leachable mass of elements in the monofilled ash. Natural carbonation was found to have occurred in the monofilled ash, reducing the pH and leachability of Al and Pb...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092641/performance-characterization-of-a-novel-electronic-number-connection-test-to-detect-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Tilo Wuensch, Darius Ferenc Ruether, Caroline Zöllner, Tobias Mueller, Tobias Jung, Magnus Kaffarnik, Ursula Kassner, Eckart Schott, Stephan Kiefer, Johann Pratschke, Martin Stockmann, Maximilian Jara
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a frequent complication of cirrhosis, characterized by cognitive deficits that negatively impact patients' quality of life. The mild, minimal hepatic encephalopathy (mHE) can only be detected by psychometric tests and early mHE detection can prevent more severe complications or even survival times. Here, we aimed to investigate the feasibility and validity of the novel-developed electronic number connection test (eNCT), which is designed as a fast and easy-to-perform mHE patient self-test...
January 12, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092475/temperature-development-on-the-external-root-surface-during-laser-assisted-endodontic-treatment-applying-a-microchopped-mode-of-a-980%C3%A2-nm-diode-laser
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Franziska Beer, Eleftherios Terry R Farmakis, Josip Kopic, Christoph Kurzmann, Andreas Moritz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to investigate the temperature increase of the external root surface during laser-assisted endodontic treatment using a diode laser (980 nm) in a microchopped mode. METHODS: Ten freshly extracted, human maxillary incisors with mature apices were collected, prepared to size F4 at working length (ProTaper; Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland), mounted to a holder, and irradiated (using spiral movements in coronal direction) with a diode laser (GENTLEray 980 Classic Plus; KaVo, Biberach, Germany) with a 200 μm fiber in four different treatment groups: Group 1 (control group) was irradiated in six cycles of 5-sec irradiation/20-sec pause with 2...
January 12, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092425/chemical-composition-of-the-essential-oil-of-nigeria-grown-hoslundia-opposita-vahl-lamiaceae-dried-leaves-and-its-bioactivity-against-cowpea-seed-bruchid
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Samuel Adelani Babarinde, Olufemi Olutoyin Richard Pitan, Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde, Michael Oluwole Ajala
Due to several ecological and human hazards of synthetic pesticides in postharvest crop protection, there is the need to search for eco-friendly alternatives. In this study, chemical composition and insecticidal activities of essential oil (EO) obtained from Hoslundia opposita dried leaves were evaluated against cowpea seed bruchid. Eight constituents, predominated by oxygenated monoterpenes (78.86%), were identified using GC-MS. The constituents were 1,8-cineole (1; 61.15%), followed by α-terpineol (2; 16...
January 16, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092416/persistence-of-antibody-to-hepatitis-a-virus-20-years-after-receipt-of-hepatitis-a-vaccine-in-alaska
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Ian D Plumb, Lisa R Bulkow, Michael G Bruce, Thomas W Hennessy, Julie Morris, Karen Rudolph, Philip Spradling, Mary Snowball, Brian J McMahon
Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for children ≥1 year old to prevent hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection. However the duration of vaccine-induced immunity is unknown. We evaluated a cohort of Alaska Native persons 20 years after HAV vaccination. Children aged 3-6 years had been previously randomized to receive 3 doses of HAV vaccine (360 ELISA units/dose) at: A) 0,1,2 months; B) 0,1,6 months; and C) 0,1,12 months. We measured anti-HAV antibody concentrations every 2-3 years; described geometric mean concentrations (GMC) and the proportion with protective antibody (≥20 mIU mL-1) over time; and modelled change in GMC using fractional polynomial regression...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092394/morphological-evaluation-of-meibomian-glands-in-children-and-adolescents-using-noncontact-infrared-meibography
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Yuan Wu, Haili Li, Yun Tang, Xiaoming Yan
PURPOSE: To compare, in vivo, differences in meibomian gland morphology between children and adolescents. METHODS: Sixty-nine patients were included in this study and divided into two groups: children (n = 31; age range: 3 to 11 years) and adolescents (n = 39; age range: 12 to 18 years). Images of meibomian glands were obtained by infrared meibography and analyzed using ImageJ software (developed by the National Institutes of Health; available at http://rsb.info...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092318/opening-injection-pressure-is-higher-in-intraneural-compared-with-perineural-injections-during-simulated-nerve-blocks-of-the-lower-limb-in-fresh-human-cadavers
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Kris Vermeylen, Marlies Hermans, Filiep Soetens, Evie Vereecke, Thorsten Steinfeldt, Gerbrand Groen, Admir Hadzic, Marc Van de Velde
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Needle-induced nerve trauma and intraneural injection can lead to neurologic injury during peripheral nerve blocks. In this study, we assessed the utility of opening injection pressure (OIP), time to OIP, and rate of rise to OIP in detecting needle-nerve contact and intraneural injection. METHODS: Five common ultrasound-guided blocks of the femoral, saphenous, subgluteal sciatic, tibial, and common peroneal nerves were simulated in 10 fresh cadavers...
January 13, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092156/inhibition-of-cronobacter-sakazakii-adhesion-to-caco-2-cells-by-commercial-dairy-powders-and-raw-buttermilk
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Daniel Ripollés, Saidou Harouna, José Antonio Parrón, Irene Arenales, Miguel Calvo, María Dolores Pérez, Lourdes Sánchez
Cronobacter sakazakii is a foodborne pathogen that has been associated with severe infections mainly in neonates. The binding of this bacterium to host cell surfaces represents the first step in the pathogenesis of disease. An ELISA-based assay has been developed using a polyclonal antiserum against C. sakazakii to determine its adhesion to Caco-2 cells. The antiserum used recognised many of the outer membrane proteins of C. sakazakii. A positive correlation was found between the absorbance values obtained by ELISA and the number of bacteria adhered to cells determined by plate counting...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092100/comparing-human-resource-planning-models-in-dentistry-a-case-study-using-canadian-armed-forces-dental-clinics
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Jodi L Shaw, Julie W Farmer, Peter C Coyte, Herenia P Lawrence
OBJECTIVES: To compare two methods of allocating general dentists to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) dental detachments: a dentist-to-population ratio model and a needs-based model. METHODS: Data obtained from CAF sources were analysed to compare models. Times assigned to treatment plan procedures were used as a proxy for treatment needs. Full-time equivalents (FTEs) were used as an indicator for the number of dentists allocated to each detachment. FTE values were adjusted for military dentists to account for time spent on compulsory nonclinical duties...
January 16, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092067/interrelations-among-the-adipocytokines-leptin-and-adiponectin-oxidative-stress-and-aseptic-inflammation-markers-in-pre-and-early-pubertal-normal-weight-and-obese-boys
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George Paltoglou, Maria Schoina, George Valsamakis, Nicolaos Salakos, Alexandra Avloniti, Athanasios Chatzinikolaou, Alexandra Margeli, Chrysanthi Skevaki, Maria Papagianni, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, Ioannis Papassotiriou, George P Chrousos, Ioannis G Fatouros, George Mastorakos
PURPOSE: Presumed interrelationships among deleterious aspects of adipose tissue metabolism, inflammation, and cellular oxidative stress could be influenced by pubertal hormonal changes. They were investigated in pre- and early pubertal normal-weight and obese boys before and after an exercise bout employed as an energy demanding stimulator. METHODS: Cross-sectional study. Seventy-six healthy pre- (mean ± SD, 10.6 ± 0.2 years old, 28 normal-weight, and 11 obese) and early-(11...
January 16, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091887/the-morphology-of-human-rod-ergs-obtained-by-silent-substitution-stimulation
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J Maguire, N R A Parry, J Kremers, I J Murray, D McKeefry
PURPOSE: To record transient ERGs from the light-adapted human retina using silent substitution stimuli which selectively reflect the activity of rod photoreceptors. We aim to describe the morphology of these waveforms and examine how they are affected by the use of less selective stimuli and by retinal pathology. METHODS: Rod-isolating stimuli with square-wave temporal profiles (250/250 ms onset/offset) were presented using a 4 primary LED ganzfeld stimulator...
January 13, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091863/fast-progression-of-cerebellar-atrophy-in-pla2g6-associated-infantile-neuronal-axonal-dystrophy
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Mario Mascalchi, Francesco Mari, Beatrice Berti, Emanuele Bartolini, Matteo Lenge, Andrea Bianchi, Laura Antonucci, Filippo M Santorelli, Barbara Garavaglia, Renzo Guerrini
Infantile neuronal axonal dystrophy (INAD) is characterized by progressive cerebellar atrophy. MRI has been recommended as a marker of disease progression in cerebellar diseases. We performed a longitudinal brain volumetry study in a couple of bicorial twins with PLA2G6-positive INAD. Brain volumetry was calculated with FreeSurfer software on 3T T1-weighted images acquired at age 28 (t 0) and 36 months (t 1) in patient 1 and at age 22 (t 0) and 31 months (t 1) in patient 2. Data at t 0 were compared to those obtained in 18 control children aged 14-44 months with normal MRI...
January 14, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091830/physio-pharmacological-investigations-about-the-anti-inflammatory-and-antinociceptive-efficacy-of-limonene-epoxide
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Antonia Amanda Cardoso de Almeida, Renan Oliveira Silva, Lucas Antonio Duarte Nicolau, Tarcísio Vieira de Brito, Damião Pergentino de Sousa, André Luiz Dos Reis Barbosa, Rivelilson Mendes de Freitas, Luciano da Silva Lopes, Jand-Venes Rolim Medeiros, Paulo Michel Pinheiro Ferreira
D-limonene epoxidation generates (+)-limonene epoxide, an understudied compound in the pharmacologically point of view. Herein, we investigated the anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive potentialities of (+)-limonene epoxide and suggested a mechanism of action. The anti-inflammatory potential was analyzed using agents to induce paw edema, permeability, and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity. Pro-inflammatory cytokines and cell migration of peritoneal cells were also assessed. Antinociceptive effects were evaluated by writhing test induced by acetic acid, formalin, and hot plate assays and contribution of opioid pathways...
January 16, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091791/a-novel-scalable-robust-downstream-process-for-oncolytic-rat-parvovirus-isoelectric-point-based-elimination-of-empty-particles
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Barbara Leuchs, Veronika Frehtman, Markus Riese, Marcus Müller, Jean Rommelaere
The rodent protoparvovirus H-1PV, with its oncolytic and oncosuppressive properties, is a promising anticancer agent currently under testing in clinical trials. This explains the current demand for a scalable, good manufacturing practice-compatible virus purification process yielding high-grade pure infectious particles and overcoming the limitations of the current system based on density gradient centrifugation. We describe here a scalable process offering high purity and recovery. Taking advantage of the isoelectric point difference between full and empty particles, it eliminates most empty particles...
January 14, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091776/nasal-masks-or-binasal-prongs-for-delivering-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-preterm-neonates-a-randomised-trial
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Aparna Chandrasekaran, Anu Thukral, M Jeeva Sankar, Ramesh Agarwal, Vinod K Paul, Ashok K Deorari
: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) delivered using nasal masks with binasal prongs. We randomly allocated 72 neonates between 26 and 32 weeks gestation to receive bubble CPAP by either nasal mask (n = 37) or short binasal prongs (n = 35). Primary outcome was mean FiO2 requirement at 6, 12 and 24 h of CPAP initiation and the area under curve (AUC) of FiO2 against time during the first 24 h (FiO2 AUC0-24)...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091771/localization-of-parathyroid-adenomas-using-11-c-methionine-pet-after-prior-inconclusive-imaging
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Milou E Noltes, Annemieke M Coester, Anouk N A van der Horst-Schrivers, Bart Dorgelo, Liesbeth Jansen, Walter Noordzij, Clara Lemstra, Adrienne H Brouwers, Schelto Kruijff
PURPOSE: Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) is the recommended treatment in primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) for which accurate preoperative localization is essential. The current imaging standard consists of cervical ultrasonography (cUS) and MIBI-SPECT/CT. (11)C-MET PET/CT has a higher resolution than MIBI-SPECT/CT. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic performance of (11)C-MET PET/CT after initial inconclusive or negative localization. METHODS: We performed a retrospective single center cohort study of patients with pHPT undergoing parathyroid surgery after prior negative imaging and later localization by means of (11)C-MET PET/CT between 2006 and 2014...
January 14, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091717/bar-adsorptive-microextraction-technique-application-for-the-determination-of-pharmaceuticals-in-real-matrices
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Carlos Almeida, Samir M Ahmad, José Manuel F Nogueira
In the present work, bar adsorptive microextraction using miniaturized devices (7.5 × 3.0 mm) coated with suitable sorbent phases, combined with microliquid desorption (100 μL) followed by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (BAμE-μLD/HPLC-DAD), is proposed for the determination of trace level of six pharmaceuticals (furosemide, mebeverine, ketoprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and mefenamic acid) in environmental water and urine matrices. By comparing ten distinct sorbent materials (five polymeric and five activated carbons), the polymer P5 proved to be the most suitable to achieve the best selectivity and efficiency...
January 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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