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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343049/stabilisation-of-spent-mushroom-substrate-for-application-as-a-plant-growth-promoting-organic-amendment
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Fabiana S Paula, Enrico Tatti, Florence Abram, Jude Wilson, Vincent O'Flaherty
Over three million tonnes of spent mushroom substrate (SMS) are produced in Europe every year as a by-product of the cultivation of Agaricus bisporus. The management of SMS has become an increasing challenge for the mushroom production industry, and finding environmentally and economically sustainable solutions for this organic residue is, therefore, highly desirable. Due to its physical properties and nutrient content, SMS has great potential to be employed in agricultural and horticultural sectors, and further contribute to reduce the use of non-renewable resources, such as peat...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342852/effects-of-sub-culturing-on-genetic-and-physiological-parameters-in-different-beauveria-bassiana-isolates
#2
Naser Eivazian Kary, Zhila Alizadeh
Beauveria bassiana is a fungus which is widely used as a biological insecticide to control a number of economically important insect pests. Knowledge of the genetic diversity of the isolates, understanding the underlying nature of these evolutionary phenomena and finding appropriate and simple screening tools play an important role in developing effective biocontrol agents. Here, we monitored changes of electrophoretic karyotype of small molecules of extrachromosomal DNAs, presumably mitochondrial DNA or plasmids in several individual isolates of B...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342705/comparison-of-20-mannitol-and-3-hypertonic-saline-on-intracranial-pressure-and-systemic-hemodynamics
#3
Navdeep Sokhal, Girija Prasad Rath, Arvind Chaturvedi, Manmohan Singh, Hari Hara Dash
Mannitol and hypertonic saline (HS) are most commonly used hyperosmotic agents for intraoperative brain relaxation. We compared the changes in ICP and systemic hemodynamics after infusion of equiosmolar solutions of both agents in patients undergoing craniotomy for supratentorial tumors. Forty enrolled adults underwent a standard anesthetic induction. Apart from routine monitoring parameters, subdural ICP with Codmann catheter and cardiac indices by Vigileo monitor, were recorded. The patients were randomized to receive equiosmolar solutions of either 20% mannitol (5ml/kg) or 3% HS (5...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340139/assessment-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-rhabdomyolytic-mice-by-transcutaneous-measurement-of-sinistrin-excretion
#4
Aldo Moggio, Stefania Geraci, Alberto Boido, Carsten Sticht, Norbert Gretz, Benedetta Bussolati
Background: . Early and accurate assessment of renal function is required for the successful detection and treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI). However, only retention parameters such as plasma urea and creatinine, and the indirect estimation of glomerular filtration rate are commonly available. Methods.: Here, we measured the kinetics of plasma fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-sinistrin excretion to detect alterations of renal function over time in a murine model of rhabdomyolysis-induced AKI...
February 27, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339976/effects-of-two-different-broiler-flooring-systems-on-production-performances-welfare-and-environment-under-commercial-production-conditions
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H Li, X Wen, R Alphin, Z Zhu, Z Zhou
Research comparing conventional litter and alternative perforated flooring (netting) systems is relatively limited under commercial production conditions. A comprehensive comparison of broiler production performances, welfare quality, and housing environment of two broiler houses with conventional litter and new perforated plastic floors was conducted over four flocks for eight months in eastern China. The two broiler houses each had 31,700 broilers per flock on average and were ventilated using a negative-pressure system...
March 3, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339904/validity-of-different-activity-monitors-to-count-steps-in-an-inpatient-rehabilitation-setting
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Daniel Treacy, Leanne Hassett, Karl Schurr, Sakina Chagpar, Serene S Paul, Catherine Sherrington
Background: Commonly used activity monitors have been shown to be accurate in counting steps in active people, however, further validation is needed in slower walking populations. Objectives: To determine the validity of activity monitors for measuring step counts in rehabilitation inpatients compared to visually-observed step counts. To explore the influence of gait parameters, activity monitor position and use of walkers on activity monitor accuracy. Methods: 166 inpatients admitted to a rehabilitation unit with an average walking speed of 0...
March 2, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339802/alterations-in-urinary-collagen-peptides-in-lupus-nephritis-subjects-correlate-with-renal-dysfunction-and-renal-histopathology
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Ru Wei, Benbo Gao, Fei Shih, Ann Ranger, Andrea Dearth, Harald Mischak, Justyna Siwy, Nicolas Wisniacki, Michelle Petri, Linda C Burkly
Background.: The excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) in the renal tubulointerstitium is a key component of chronic renal damage in lupus nephritis (LN) and a critical determinant of the disease progression to renal failure. Detection of fibrosis requires renal biopsy and is therefore limited by high risks associated with an invasive procedure. This study explores whether a unique LN urinary peptidome can be identified and whether LN-specific alteration reflects the underlying fibrogenic process of altered ECM turnover...
February 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339555/an-item-bank-for-abuse-of-prescription-pain-medication-from-the-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-promis%C3%A2
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Paul A Pilkonis, Lan Yu, Nathan E Dodds, Kelly L Johnston, Suzanne M Lawrence, Thomas F Hilton, Dennis C Daley, Ashwin A Patkar, Dennis McCarty
Objective.:  There is a need to monitor patients receiving prescription opioids to detect possible signs of abuse. To address this need, we developed and calibrated an item bank for severity of abuse of prescription pain medication as part of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS ® ). Methods.:  Comprehensive literature searches yielded an initial bank of 5,310 items relevant to substance use and abuse, including abuse of prescription pain medication, from over 80 unique instruments...
October 8, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339438/the-role-of-autonomic-function-in-exercise-induced-endogenous-analgesia-a-case-control-study-in-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-healthy-people
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Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Uros Marusic, Inge De Wandele, Lorna Paul, Mira Meeus, Greta Moorkens, Luc Lambrecht, Lieven Danneels, Jo Nijs
BACKGROUND: Patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are unable to activate brain-orchestrated endogenous analgesia (or descending inhibition) in response to exercise. This physiological impairment is currently regarded as one factor explaining post-exertional malaise in these patients. Autonomic dysfunction is also a feature of ME/CFS. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to examine the role of the autonomic nervous system in exercise-induced analgesia in healthy people and those with ME/CFS, by studying the recovery of autonomic parameters following aerobic exercise and the relation to changes in self-reported pain intensity...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339109/validation-of-dynamic-treatment-couch-tracking-for-prostate-sbrt
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Stefanie Ehrbar, Simon Schmid, Alexander Jöhl, Stephan Klöck, Matthias Guckenberger, Oliver Riesterer, Stephanie Tanadini-Lang
PURPOSE: In stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) of prostatic cancer, a high dose per fraction is applied to the target with steep dose gradients. Intrafractional prostate motion can occur unpredictably during the treatment and lead to target miss. This work investigated the dosimetric benefit of motion compensation with dynamic treatment-couch tracking for prostate SBRT treatments in the presence of prostatic motion. METHODS: Ten SBRT treatment plans for prostate cancer patients with integrated boosts to their index lesion were prepared...
March 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338545/risperidone-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-children-and-adolescents-clinical-and-instrumental-issues
#11
Emilia Matera, Lucia Margari, Vincenzo Ostilio Palmieri, Giuseppina Zagaria, Roberto Palumbi, Francesco Margari
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: Although second-generation antipsychotics are used to treat and manage symptoms for several psychiatric disorders, data about their adverse effects in developmental age are limited. The aim of this prospective observational study was to verify the cardiovascular and metabolic risk in a sample of antipsychotic-naive children/adolescent patients starting risperidone therapy. METHODS: Twenty-two patients, younger than 18 years, were recruited. The assessment included anthropometric data, cardiovascular parameters, blood tests, and ultrasonographic abdominal study...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338317/kinetics-and-mechanism-of-the-oxidation-of-thiourea-dioxide-by-iodine-in-a-slightly-acidic-medium
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Li Xu, László Valkai, Alena A Kuznetsova, Sergei V Makarov, Attila K Horváth
The thiourea dioxide (TDO)-iodine reaction was investigated spectrophotometrically monitoring the consumption of total amount of iodine at 468 nm, at T = 25.0 ± 0.1 °C, and at 0.5 M ionic strength in buffered slightly acidic medium. The nitrogen- and carbon-containing products were found to be ammonium ion and dissolved carbon dioxide, respectively, while from sulfur part sulfate ion was exclusively detected, when fresh TDO solution was used. The stoichiometry of the reaction was established as 2I2 + TDO + 4H2O → SO4(2-) + 2NH4(+) + 4I(-) + CO2 + 4H(+) indicating a strict 2:1 stoichiometric ratio...
March 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338037/psychological-approaches-to-behaviour-for-improving-plaque-control
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Brett Duane
Data sourcesThe Cochrane Oral Health Groups Trial Register, Medline, Embase and PsycINFO.Study selectionRandomised controlled trials (RCTs), controlled clinical trials (CCTs), cohort studies or case-control studies were considered. Only studies in patients aged 18 or older with pre-existing periodontal disease and clearly stating a psychological model or theory had been used were included. Studies exploring smoking cessation were not included.Data extraction and synthesisAll data were collected by a single author using pre-decided parameters...
March 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337775/effectiveness-and-safety-assessment-of-citrate-anticoagulation-during-albumin-dialysis-in-comparison-to-other-methods-of-anticoagulation
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Agnieszka Dyla, Wojciech Mielnicki, Joanna Bartczak, Tomasz Zawada, Piotr Garba
Liver failure is a serious and often deadly disease often requiring MARS (Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System) therapy. Choosing the safe and effective method of anticoagulation during artificial liver support systems seems to be very difficult and extremely important. The aim of this study was to assess effectiveness and safety of regional anticoagulation with citrate in liver failure patients during MARS. We used a single center observational study. We analyzed 158 MARS sessions performed in 65 patients: 105 (66...
March 23, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337622/harnessing-fertilizer-potential-of-human-urine-in-a-mesocosm-system-a-novel-test-case-for-linking-the-loop-between-sanitation-and-aquaculture
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Sukanta Rana, Jayanta Kumar Biswas, Jörg Rinklebe, Erik Meers, Nanthi Bolan
Human urine (HU) is a biogenic fertilizer which has raised immense interest owing to its capacity of combining sanitation and nutrient recovery. In search of an alternative organic fertilizer for fish culture, the nutrient potential of HU was evaluated. Fries of Indian carps and larvae of freshwater prawn were reared for 120 days under six conditions: (a) aerated and (b) non-aerated fresh HU (0.01%), (c) cattle manure (CM; 1.8 kg tank(-1)), mixed treatment with CM and HU under (d) iso-phosphorus and (e) iso-nitrogenous condition and (f) control...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337205/high-interferon-%C3%AE-uniquely-in-v%C3%AE-1-t-cells-correlates-with-markers-of-inflammation-and-axonal-damage-in-early-multiple-sclerosis
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Avadhesh Kumar Singh, Lenka Novakova, Markus Axelsson, Clas Malmeström, Henrik Zetterberg, Jan Lycke, Susanna L Cardell
We have identified a population of T lymphocytes in peripheral blood, Vδ1 TCRγδ T lymphocytes, which unexpectedly was uniquely expressing high production of interferon-γ in newly diagnosed, untreated multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. IFN-γ production in this population distinctly correlated to parameters of clinical disease activity, inflammation, and neuronal damage. These Vδ1 T lymphocytes belong to a population of innate T lymphocytes that recognize antigen in the context of CD1d/CD1c and which include reactivity to the myelin glycosphingolipid sulfatide...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336909/stair-climbing-test-predicts-postoperative-cardiopulmonary-complications-and-hospital-stay-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Jingsi Dong, Yousheng Mao, Jiagen Li, Jie He
BACKGROUND There is currently no reliable method to predict major postoperative cardiopulmonary complications for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study, we hypothesized that exercise oxygen desaturation (EOD) and heart rate change results in a stair-climbing test (SCT) would predict postoperative cardiopulmonary complications for patients with NSCLC. MATERIAL AND METHODS We examined 171 patients (41 females and 130 males) with NSCLC by preoperative SCT from January 2010 to July 2015...
March 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336498/pregnancy-does-not-affect-fecal-calprotectin-concentration-in-healthy-women
#18
Anita Bálint, Anna Berényi, Klaudia Farkas, Éva Pallagi Kunstár, Ábel Altorjay, Andrea Csonka, Mária Krizsán, Mónika Szűcs, Attila Pál, Anna Fábián, Renáta Bor, Ágnes Milassin, Ádám Szulcsán, Rutka Mariann, Zoltán Szepes, Tamás Molnár
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Noninvasive activity markers are extremely important in conditions, such as pregnancy, when endoscopy is not recommended. The aim of this prospective study was to determine fecal calprotectin (FC) concentrations in healthy non-pregnant and pregnant women and in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy pregnant and non-pregnant women and patients with active and inactive IBD were prospectively enrolled in this study...
March 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336173/effects-of-artesunate-on-some-biochemical-parameters-in-pregnant-albino-wistar-rats-challenged-with-lethal-strain-plasmodium-berghei-nk65-appreciating-the-activities-of-artemisinin-drugs-on-key-pregnancy-hormone-balance
#19
Chinaka O Nwaehujor, Onyeka V Asuzu, Daniel D Nwibo, Obichukwu C Nwobi, Ihechiluru I Ezeigbo
In humans, malaria in pregnancy can cause serious maternal and foetal morbidity and in extreme untreated cases, foetal mortality occurs. The therapeutic approach to curbing this malaise is the administration of an effective and/or combinations of anti-malaria medicaments. Acute or chronic administration of some of these drugs, however, gives rise to some adverse medical conditions including reproductive dysfunction, especially in pregnancy. Studies aimed at the hormonal interplays following administration of these drugs in pregnancy have been limited due to too few appropriate animal models...
March 20, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335534/a-networked-sensor-system-for-the-analysis-of-plot-scale-hydrology
#20
German Villalba, Fernando Plaza, Xiaoyang Zhong, Tyler W Davis, Miguel Navarro, Yimei Li, Thomas A Slater, Yao Liang, Xu Liang
This study presents the latest updates to the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) testbed, a $50,000 USD, 104-node outdoor multi-hop wireless sensor network (WSN). The network collects environmental data from over 240 sensors, including the EC-5, MPS-1 and MPS-2 soil moisture and soil water potential sensors and self-made sap flow sensors, across a heterogeneous deployment comprised of MICAz, IRIS and TelosB wireless motes. A low-cost sensor board and software driver was developed for communicating with the analog and digital sensors...
March 20, 2017: Sensors
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