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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531855/investigation-on-the-fast-co-pyrolysis-of-sewage-sludge-with-biomass-and-the-combustion-reactivity-of-residual-char
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Shuanghui Deng, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Fuxin Yang, Ruijie Cao, Zhao Wang, Renhui Ruan
Gaining the valuable fuels from sewage sludge is a promising method. In this work, the fast pyrolysis characteristics of sewage sludge (SS), wheat straw (WS) and their mixtures in different proportions were carried out in a drop-tube reactor. The combustion reactivity of the residual char obtained was investigated in a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA). Results indicate that SS and WS at different pyrolysis temperatures yielded different characteristic gas compositions and product distributions. The co-pyrolysis of SS with WS showed that there existed a synergistic effect in terms of higher gas and bio-oil yields and lower char yield, especially at the WS adding percentage of 80wt%...
April 21, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531206/a-selection-study-on-a-laboratory-designed-population-of-salmon-lic-lepeophtheirus-salmonis-using-organophosphate-and-pyrethroid-pesticides
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Elena Myhre Jensen, Sigmund Sevatdal, Marit Jørgensen Bakke, Kiranpreet Kaur, Tor Einar Horsberg
Resistance towards antiparasitic agents in the salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) is a widespread problem along the Norwegian coast, reducing treatments efficacies and slowing down the envisioned expansion of Norwegian salmon production. The present study was conducted in order to assess the efficacies of two of the most widely used anti-parasitic substances-azamethiphos and deltamethrin-as well as assessing the benefit of having a resistant genotype compared to being fully sensitive when exposed to one of these substances...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530449/a-new-elastic-slot-system-and-v-wire-mechanics
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Andrea Wichelhaus
OBJECTIVE: To biomechanically test a new elastic slot system and V-wire mechanics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Conventional twin and self-ligating brackets and the new elastodynamic bracket were biomechanically tested. The conventional brackets had a rectangular 0.022'' slot and the new elastodynamic bracket had a V-slot, a new slot geometry. Torque measurements were performed with 0.018'' × 0.025'' and 0.019'' × 0.025'' stainless steel (ss) archwires. A nickel-titanium V wire was used for the biomechanical measurements on the elastodynamic bracket...
May 22, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529774/synthesis-and-crystallographic-characterization-of-a-mononuclear-cobalt-iii-complex-possessing-both-thiol-ate-and-thio-ether-donors-reactivity-of-an-thiol-ate-bridged-penta-nuclear-co2ag3-complex-with-iodo-methane
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Yosuke Fukuda, Nobuto Yoshinari, Takumi Konno
Treatment of an S-bridged penta-nuclear Ag(I)3Co(III)2 complex, [Ag3{Co(L)}2](3+) [L(3-) = N(CH2NHCH2CH2S(-))3], in which two tris-(thiol-ate)-type mononuclear Co(III) units ([Co(L)]) are bridged by three Ag(I) ions through S atoms, with iodo-methane (CH3I) gave a new Co(III) mononuclear complex, [Co(LMe2)](2+) [LMe2(-) = N(CH2NHCH2CH2S(-))(CH2NHCH2CH2SCH3)2], systematic name: {2-[(bis{[2-(methylsulfanyl)ethyl]aminomethyl}aminomethyl)amino]ethanethiolato}cobalt(III) bis(hexafluoridophosphate). This cationic complex was crystallized with PF6(-) anions to form the title compound, [Co(LMe2)](PF6)2...
May 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529366/wisconsin-card-sorting-test-performance-impairment-in-schizophrenia-an-indian-study-report
#5
Shailja Singh, Tapas Kumar Aich, Raju Bhattarai
AIM: The present study attempted to find out the relationship between positive and negative clinical symptoms and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) performance in a group of schizophrenia patients. METHODOLOGY: Fifty schizophrenia patients were assessed using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) by a trained psychiatrist (TKA) and two groups, each of 25 positive symptom and 25 negative symptom schizophrenia patients were formed. On these fifty patients with schizophrenia and 15 normal control groups, WCST measures were applied by a clinical psychologist (SS) who remained blind to the PANSS score...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529049/heterogeneity-of-transverse-axial-tubule-system-in-mouse-atria-remodeling-in-atrial-specific-na-ca-2-exchanger-knockout-mice
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Xin Yue, Rui Zhang, Brian Kim, Aiqun Ma, Kenneth D Philipson, Joshua I Goldhaber
Transverse-axial tubules (TATs) are commonly assumed to be sparse or absent in atrial myocytes from small animals. Atrial myocytes from rats, cats and rabbits lack TATs, which results in a characteristic "V"-shaped Ca release pattern in confocal line-scan recordings due to the delayed rise of Ca in the center of the cell. To examine TAT expression in isolated mouse atrial myocytes, we loaded them with the membrane dye Di-4-ANEPPS to label TATs. We found that >80% of atrial myocytes had identifiable TATs...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528128/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-value-of-four-scoring-systems-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-patients
#7
Xuan Qi, Chao Sun, Yu Tian, Yuxiang Han, Chenxing Peng, Hongtao Jin, Lixia Gao
PURPOSE: We attempted to evaluate the diagnostic value of different salivary gland ultrasonography (SGUS) scoring systems for primary sjögren's syndrome (pSS). METHODS: Total 134 patients with pSS and 109 non-SS sicca controls were included in our study. All the cases were evaluated by four scoring systems (such as 0-16 SGUS, 0-3 SGUS, Parotid glands and Submandibular salivary glands scoring system). The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was performed for the four scoring systems...
May 17, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527901/photonic-ring-resonance-is-a-versatile-platform-for-performing-multiplex-immunoassays-in-real-time
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Sasi Mudumba, Sophia de Alba, Randy Romero, Carli Cherwien, Alice Wu, Jue Wang, Martin A Gleeson, Muzammil Iqbal, Rufus W Burlingame
Photonic ring resonance is a property of light where in certain circumstances specific wavelengths are trapped in a ring resonator. Sensors based on silicon photonic ring resonators function by detecting the interaction between light circulating inside the sensor and matter deposited on the sensor surface. Binding of biological material results in a localized change in refractive index on the sensor surface, which affects the circulating optical field extending beyond the sensor boundary. That is, the resonant wavelength will change when the refractive index of the medium around the ring resonator changes...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527229/effects-of-interactive-metronome-training-on-upper-extremity-function-adl-and-qol-in-stroke-patients
#9
Ga-Hui Yu, Jae-Shin Lee, Su-Kyoung Kim, Tae-Hyun Cha
BACKGROUND: Rhythm and timing training is stimulation that substitutes for a damaged function controls muscular movement or temporal element, which has positive impacts on the neurological aspect and movement of the brain. OBJECTIVE: This study is to assess the changes caused by rhythm and timing training using an interactive metronome (IM) on upper extremity function, ADL and QOL in stroke patients. METHODS: In order to assess the effects of IM training, a group experiment was conducted on 30 stroke patients...
May 19, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526333/systemic-manifestations-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-in-the-nod-b10sn-h2-b-j-mouse-model
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Jeremy Kiripolsky, Long Shen, Yichen Liang, Alisa Li, Lakshmanan Suresh, Yun Lian, Quan-Zhen Li, Daniel P Gaile, Jill M Kramer
Animal models that recapitulate human disease are crucial for the study of Sjögren's Syndrome (SS). While several SS mouse models exist, there are few primary SS (pSS) models that mimic systemic disease manifestations seen in humans. Similar to pSS patients, NOD.B10Sn-H2(b)/J (NOD.B10) mice develop exocrine gland disease and anti-nuclear autoantibodies. However, the disease kinetics and spectrum of extra-glandular disease remain poorly characterized in this model. Our objective was to characterize local and systemic SS manifestations in depth in NOD...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525777/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-early-high-endotoxin-activity-in-septic-shock-an-observational-study
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Maurizio Bottiroli, Gianpaola Monti, Riccardo Pinciroli, Irene Vecchi, Valeria Terzi, Giuseppe Ortisi, Giampaolo Casella, Roberto Fumagalli
PURPOSE: To measure the prevalence of elevated Endotoxin Activity (EA) in a large cohort of patients with Septic Shock (SS), and to assess its value as an early indicator of Gram-Negative (GN) infection, disease severity, and patient risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult patients were enrolled in this observational study if an EA determination was obtained within 24-h from SS onset. Demographic, clinical, and microbiological data were collected. In-hospital follow-up was also conducted...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524206/co2-adsorption-on-different-organo-modified-sba-15-silicas-a-multidisciplinary-study-on-the-effects-of-basic-surface-groups
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G Gatti, D Costenaro, C Vittoni, G Paul, V Crocellà, E Mangano, S Brandani, S Bordiga, M Cossi, L Marchese, C Bisio
Hybrid organic-inorganic SBA-15 silicas functionalized with increasing amounts of amino groups were studied in this work aiming to evaluate the effects of their physico-chemical properties on CO2 capture ability. Three different amino-silane species were used: 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTS), 3-(2-aminoethyl)aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (EAPTS) and 3-[2-(2-aminoethyl)aminoethyl] aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (PAPTS). More specifically, samples were prepared by using two methods, following a post-synthesis grafting procedure and a one-pot preparation method...
May 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524126/-impact-of-sagittal-balance-parameters-on-life-quality-in-elderly-and-senile-patients-after-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-spine-stenosis
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V S Klimov, I I Vasilenko, A V Evsyukov, E V Amelina
INTRODUCTION: As the life span and proportion of people over 65 years increase, the incidence of degenerative lumbar spine stenosis grows proportionally. Various parameters of the spinopelvic relationships are used to predict surgical treatment outcomes in patients with degenerative spine diseases. There are no unified protocols for evaluation, in terms of the sagittal balance, of surgical treatment outcomes in elderly patients. PURPOSE: To study the impact of sagittal balance parameters on the life quality of elderly and senile patients after surgery for degenerative stenosis of the lumbar spine...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522454/multiomic-disease-signatures-converge-to-cytotoxic-cd8-t-cells-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Shinya Tasaki, Katsuya Suzuki, Ayumi Nishikawa, Yoshiaki Kassai, Maiko Takiguchi, Rina Kurisu, Yuumi Okuzono, Takahiro Miyazaki, Masaru Takeshita, Keiko Yoshimoto, Hidekata Yasuoka, Kunihiro Yamaoka, Kazuhiro Ikeura, Kazuyuki Tsunoda, Rimpei Morita, Akihiko Yoshimura, Hiroyoshi Toyoshiba, Tsutomu Takeuchi
OBJECTIVES: Multiomics study was conducted to elucidate the crucial molecular mechanisms of primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS) pathology. METHODS: We generated multiple data set from well-defined patients with SS, which includes whole-blood transcriptomes, serum proteomes and peripheral immunophenotyping. Based on our newly generated data, we performed an extensive bioinformatic investigation. RESULTS: Our integrative analysis identified SS gene signatures (SGS) dysregulated in widespread omics layers, including epigenomes, mRNAs and proteins...
May 18, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522097/sleep-spindle-density-in-narcolepsy
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Julie Anja Engelhard Christensen, Miki Nikolic, Mathias Hvidtfelt, Birgitte Rahbek Kornum, Poul Jennum
BACKGROUND: Patients with narcolepsy type 1 (NT1) show alterations in sleep stage transitions, rapid-eye-movement (REM) and non-REM sleep due to the loss of hypocretinergic signaling. However, the sleep microstructure has not yet been evaluated in these patients. We aimed to evaluate whether the sleep spindle (SS) density is altered in patients with NT1 compared to controls and patients with narcolepsy type 2 (NT2). METHODS: All-night polysomnographic recordings from 28 NT1 patients, 19 NT2 patients, 20 controls (C) with narcolepsy-like symptoms, but with normal cerebrospinal fluid hypocretin levels and multiple sleep latency tests, and 18 healthy controls (HC) were included...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521354/surgical-microanatomy-of-the-posterior-condylar-emissary-vein-and-its-anatomical-variations-for-the-transcondylar-fossa-approach
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Nakao Ota, Rokuya Tanikawa, Tsutomu Yoshikane, Masataka Miyama, Takanori Miyazaki, Yu Kinoshita, Hidetoshi Matsukawa, Takeshi Yanagisawa, Fumihiro Sakakibara, Go Suzuki, Norihiro Saito, Shiro Miyata, Kosumo Noda, Toshiyuki Tsuboi, Rihei Takeda, Hiroyasu Kamiyama, Sadahisa Tokuda, Kyousuke Kamada
BACKGROUND: It is essential to identify and be aware of the anatomy of the posterior condylar emissary vein (PCEV) for achieving an adequate operative field for the transcondylar fossa approach (TCFA). OBJECTIVE: To describe the variations in the drainage patterns of PCEVs and the technical issues encountered in such cases. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of the anatomy of PCEVs in 104 sides in 52 cases treated by the TCFA. Preoperative findings of multidetector-row computed tomography (CT) and CT venography (CTV) were compared with the intraoperative findings...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521269/a-new-technique-for-dorsal-sural-nerve-conduction-study-with-surface-strip-electrodes
#17
Shoji Hemmi, Katsumi Kurokawa, Taiji Nagai, Ryutaro Kushida, Toshio Okamoto, Tatsufumi Murakami, Yoshihide Sunada
OBJECTIVE: To obtain higher amplitude of dorsal sural sensory nerve action potentials (SNAPs), we used a new method for dorsal sural nerve conduction study with surface strip electrodes (SSEs). METHODS: Dorsal sural SNAPs were recorded orthodromically. The recording electrodes were placed behind the lateral malleolus. SSEs were attached to the laterodorsal aspect of the foot for stimulation of the dorsal sural nerve (DSN). We also used a conventional method with a standard bipolar stimulator and compared the findings...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520577/the-effects-of-remifentanil-on-hemodynamic-response-attenuation-after-electroconvulsive-therapy-under-sevoflurane-anesthesia
#18
Feray Erdil, Ulku Ozgul, Mukadder Şanli, Gülay Kayhan, Cemil Çolak, Mahmut Durmuş
PURPOSE: We evaluated the effects of a single loading dose of remifentanil (1 μg/kg) administered as an adjunct to sevoflurane, on the duration of seizure activity, recovery times, and hemodynamic profiles, during electroconvulsive therapy. METHODS: The patients were randomly allocated to receive sevoflurane-saline (Group SS) or sevoflurane-remifentanil (Group SR). Sevoflurane (8%) was initiated for anesthesia induction in both groups until loss of consciousness was achieved...
May 18, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518224/t-helper-1-related-molecules-as-well-as-il-15-are-hyperexpressed-in-the-skin-lesions-of-patients-with-pyoderma-gangrenosum
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Emiliano Antiga, Roberto Maglie, Walter Volpi, Beatrice Bianchi, Emilio Berti, Angelo Valerio Marzano, Marzia Caproni
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, immune-mediated skin disease classified into the group of neutrophilic dermatoses. Whether a number of studies confirmed the central role of innate immunity, only few studies investigated the possible contributing role of acquired immunity. In particular, no reports about Th1 and Th2 cells are available yet. Therefore, 15 patients with PG, 5 with Sweet's syndrome (SS) and 9 skin specimens from healthy controls (HC) were investigated, evaluating the expression of Th1-related markers IL-12, IFN-γ, CXCR3, CCR5, of the Th2 related molecules IL-4, IL-5, IL-13 and CCR3, of the co-stimulatory axis CD40/CD40L, of IL-15 and the NK cell marker CD56 in skin lesions by immunohistochemistry...
May 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517006/synthesis-and-characterization-of-a-family-of-thioether-dithiolate-bridged-heteronuclear-iron-complexes
#20
Yahui Zhang, Dawei Yang, Ying Li, Baomin Wang, Xiangyu Zhao, Jingping Qu
The thioether-dithiolate-bridged heterotrinuclear complexes [Cp*Fe(μ-1k(3)SSS':2k(2)SS-tpdt)M(μ-2k(2)SS:3k(3)SSS'-tpdt)FeCp*][PF6]2 (Cp* = η(5)-C5Me5; tpdt = S(CH2CH2S)2; 2, M = Co; 3, M = Ni; 4, M = Pd) have been prepared by a reaction of [Cp*Fe(η(3)-tpdt)] (1) with complexes CoCl2, NiCl2(PPh3)2, and PdCl2(PPh3)2, respectively. Similarly, treatment of complex 1 with CuCl(PPh3) or AgPF6 afforded two heterotrinuclear complexes, [Cp*Fe(μ-1k(3)SSS':2k(2)SS-tpdt)M(μ-2k(2)SS:3k(3)SSS'-tpdt)FeCp*][PF6] (5, M = Cu; 6, M = Ag), while reaction of 1 with the complex AuCl(PPh3) gave a heterobinuclear complex, [Cp*Fe(μ-1k(3)SSS':2k(1)S-tpdt)Au(PPh3)][PF6] (7)...
May 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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