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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651276/white-paper-interventional-mri-current-status-and-potential-for-development-considering-economic-perspectives-part-1-general-application
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Jörg Barkhausen, Thomas Kahn, Gabriele A Krombach, Christiane K Kuhl, Joachim Lotz, David Maintz, Jens Ricke, Stefan O Schönberg, Thomas J Vogl, Frank K Wacker
Background MRI is attractive for the guiding and monitoring of interventional procedures due to its high intrinsic soft tissue contrast and the possibility to measure physiologic parameters like flow and cardiac function. Method The current status of interventional MRI for the clinical routine was analyzed. Results The effort needed for the development of MR-safe monitoring systems and instruments initially resulted in the application of interventional MRI only for procedures that could not be performed by other means...
July 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651180/does-a-short-term-exposure-to-atrazine-provoke-cellular-senescence-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Marta Esperanza, Magali Houde, Marta Seoane, Ángeles Cid, Carmen Rioboo
The aim of this study was to investigate the impacts and modes of action of a chemical and nutrient deprivation on the cellular senescence process of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Several molecular and cellular parameters related to senescence phenomena were monitored in C. reinhardtii cells exposed for 24h to a sublethal concentration (0.25μM) of the herbicide atrazine and in unexposed 96h cells in an early stationary phase of growth. All endpoints showed the same pattern of response between treatments, except for the intracellular level of calcium, where a significant increase was observed in 24h-exposed cultures compared to 24h-log controls...
June 19, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651090/spatio-temporal-variability-of-particulate-matter-in-the-key-part-of-gansu-province-western-china
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Qingyu Guan, Ao Cai, Feifei Wang, Liqin Yang, Chuanqi Xu, Zeyu Liu
To investigate the spatial and temporal behaviors of particulate matter in Lanzhou, Jinchang and Jiayuguan during 2014, the hourly concentrations of PM2.5 and PM10 were collected from the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) in this study. The analysis indicated that the mean annual PM10 (PM2.5) concentrations during 2014 were 115 ± 52 μg/m(3) (57 ± 28 μg/m(3)), 104 ± 75 μg/m(3) (38 ± 22 μg/m(3)) and 114 ± 72 μg/m(3) (32 ± 17 μg/m(3)) in Lanzhou, Jinchang and Jiayuguan, respectively, all of which exceeded the Chinese national ambient air quality II standards for PM...
June 23, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650901/application-of-quality-by-design-approach-to-bioanalysis-development-of-a-method-for-elvitegravir-quantification-in-human-plasma
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Sara Baldelli, Giorgio Marrubini, Dario Cattaneo, Emilio Clementi, Matteo Cerea
BACKGROUND: The application of Quality by Design (QbD) principles in clinical laboratories can help to develop an analytical method through a systematic approach, providing a significant advance over the traditional heuristic and empirical methodology. In the present work, we applied for the first time the QbD concept in the development of a method for drug quantification in human plasma using elvitegravir as the test molecule. METHODS: The goal of the study was to develop a fast and inexpensive quantification method, with precision and accuracy as requested by the EMA guidelines on bioanalytical method validation...
June 22, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650781/rapid-maxillary-expansion-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-young-patients-cardio-respiratory-monitoring
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Alfio Buccheri, Fabio Chinè, Giovanni Fratto, Licia Manzon
OBJECTIVE(S): Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a respiratory disorder which affects from 1 to 3 % of people during development. OSAS treatment may be pharmacological, surgical or based on application of intraoral devices to increase nasal respiratory spaces. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of the Rapid Maxillary Expander in OSAS young patients by measuring cardio-respiratory monitoring parameters (AHI, the average value of complete and incomplete obstructed respiration per hour of sleep, and SAO2, the percentage of oxygen saturation)...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650639/on-site-determination-and-monitoring-of-real-time-fluence-delivery-for-an-operating-uv-reactor-based-on-a-true-fluence-rate-detector
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Mengkai Li, Wentao Li, Zhimin Qiang, Ernest R Blatchley
At present, on-site fluence (distribution) determination and monitoring of an operating UV system represents a considerable challenge. The recently developed micro-fluorescent silica detector (MFSD) is able to measure the approximate true fluence rate (FR) at a fixed position in a UV reactor that can be compared with a FR model directly. Hence it has provided a connection between model calculation and real-time fluence determination. In this study, an on-site determination and monitoring method of fluence delivery for an operating UV reactor was developed...
June 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650231/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-ceftiofur-crystalline-free-acid-in-new-zealand-white-rabbits-oryctolagus-cuniculus
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Sara Gardhouse, David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, Sherry Cox, Philip H Kass, Tracy L Drazenovich, Barbara A Byrne, Michelle G Hawkins
OBJECTIVE To determine the pharmacokinetics and adverse effects following SC administration of ceftiofur crystalline free acid (CCFA) in New Zealand White rabbits. ANIMALS 6 adult sexually intact female New Zealand White rabbits. PROCEDURES Each rabbit was administered 40 mg of CCFA/kg SC. A blood sample was obtained immediately before (0 minutes), at 5 and 30 minutes after, and at 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12, 24, 48, 72, 95, 120, 144, and 168 hours after administration, and plasma concentrations of ceftiofur free acid equivalents (CFAE) were measured...
July 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649970/cyberarc-a-non-coplanar-arc-optimization-algorithm-for-cyberknife
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Vasant Kearney, Joey P Cheung, Christopher McGuinness, Timothy D Solberg
The goal of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of a novel non-coplanar-arc optimization algorithm (CyberArc). This method aims to reduce the delivery time of conventional CyberKnife treatments by allowing for continuous beam delivery. CyberArc uses a 4 step optimization strategy, in which nodes, beams, and collimator sizes are determined, source trajectories are calculated, intermediate radiation models are generated, and final monitor units are calculated, for the continuous radiation source model...
June 26, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649873/can-you-snooze-your-way-to-an-a-exploring-the-complex-relationship-between-sleep-autonomic-activity-wellbeing-and-performance-in-medical-students
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Erin Cvejic, Shiny Huang, Uté Vollmer-Conna
OBJECTIVE: Medical training brings with it multiple stressors, including demanding workloads in highly competitive environments, with well-documented impact on psychiatric morbidity. This study evaluated the impact of sleep-related factors on psychological wellbeing, cognitive task performance and academic standing in medical students. METHODS: A total of 59 undergraduate medical students took part in this cross-sectional study over two consecutive days. Participants responded to questionnaires about their physical and psychological health, sleep, functioning and academic performance at the initial visit...
June 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649034/electrohysterography-for-uterine-monitoring-during-term-labour-compared-to-external-tocodynamometry-and-intra-uterine-pressure-catheter
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Marion W C Vlemminx, Kirsten M J Thijssen, Galin I Bajlekov, Jeanne P Dieleman, M Beatrijs Van Der Hout-Van Der Jagt, S Guid Oei
OBJECTIVE: Current uterine monitoring techniques have major drawbacks that could be avoided when using electrohysterography for uterine monitoring. Recently, a new electrohysterography method has been developed, providing a real-time tocogram on standard cardiotocography monitors. The diagnostic characteristics of this novel method need to be determined and compared to conventional methods We hypothesised that electrohysterography can perform better than external tocodynamometry due to the adhesive properties of the contact electrodes (less motion sensitive), and the improved signal acquisition through subcutaneous tissue (less obesity sensitive)...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649028/the-optimization-and-establishment-of-quechers-uplc-ms-ms-method-for-simultaneously-detecting-various-kinds-of-pesticides-residues-in-fruits-and-vegetables
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REVIEW
Zhan Xiu-Ping, Ma Lin, Huang Lan-Qi, Chen Jian-Bo, Zhao Li
OBJECTIVES: The quality safety supervision and test of agricultural products urgently need a very excellent analytical method with simultaneously detecting many components in order to assess, prevent and control pesticide residues. METHODS: In this research, three fruits and three vegetables produced in Shanghai were selected as the materials, 54 pesticide residues were detected with the ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometric (UPLC-MS/MS) method on the basis of optimized QuEChERS method according to different materials properties...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648788/development-of-a-mixed-mode-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-the-quantitative-analysis-of-23-underivatized-amino-acids-in-human-serum
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Min Sun Choi, Shaheed Ur Rehman, In Sook Kim, Hi-Joon Park, Mi-Yeon Song, Hye Hyun Yoo
In this study, a robust, selective and simplified method was developed and validated for the simultaneous quantitative analysis of 23 underivatized amino acids in human serum using mixed-mode chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Serum samples were deproteinized with acetonitrile and subjected to LC-MS/MS analysis. The chromatographic separation of amino acids was achieved using a mixed-mode column (150×3mm, 3μm) with a gradient elution system; the mobile phase consisted of 50mM ammonium formate and 0...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648485/effects-of-straw-phonation-through-tubes-of-varied-lengths-on-sustained-vowels-in-normal-voiced-participants
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Randal D Mills, Shawna Rivedal, Colten DeMorett, Grace Maples, Jack J Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the immediate effects of straw phonation exercises in normal subjects while altering the effective length of the vocal tract. STUDY DESIGN: A nonrandomized comparison of semi-occluded vocal tract length during straw phonation exercises was carried out. METHODS: Oral pressure, mean airflow, aerodynamic resistance, and contact quotient were measured in 20 healthy subjects immediately before and after straw phonation exercises...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648320/cost-effectiveness-of-edoxaban-vs-warfarin-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-based-on-results-of-the-engage-af-timi-48-trial-taiwanese-perspective
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Katherine A Vilain, Ming Chin Yang, Elise Chia Hui Tan, Kaijun Wang, Haiyan Li, Wan Hsuan Hsu, Robert P Giugliano, David J Cohen, Elizabeth A Magnuson
BACKGROUND: Novel anticoagulants, such as factor Xa inhibitors, have entered clinical practice as alternatives to warfarin for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolic event (SEE) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). It is not known whether edoxaban, the fourth-to-market factor Xa inhibitor approved for this indication, will be cost-effective in Taiwan, where the cost of warfarin monitoring is prohibitive. METHODS: A Markov model projecting lifetime results of edoxaban 60 mg/30 mg dose-reduced versus warfarin in patients with nonvalvular AF, based on the ENGAGE AF - TIMI 48 trial, found edoxaban to be of high value relative to warfarin, from the perspective of the US health care system...
May 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648227/the-management-privacy-and-medico-legal-issues-of-electronic-cpap-data-in-australia-and-new-zealand-electronic-cpap-data-management-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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John Swieca, Garun S Hamilton, Hailey Meaklim
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is considered to be the gold standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). CPAP monitoring systems allow tracking of patient CPAP adherence and treatment efficacy, by measuring residual sleep-disordered breathing, hours of CPAP use, and mask leak etc. The American Thoracic Society (ATS) published a position paper in 2013 highlighting issues of interpreting CPAP data such as a lack of consistency between CPAP manufacturers data algorithms, legal implications of CPAP data and implications for CPAP adherence...
August 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647868/effects-of-high-altitude-exposure-on-supraspinal-fatigue-and-corticospinal-excitability-and-inhibition
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Mathieu Marillier, Pierrick J Arnal, Thibault Le Roux Mallouf, Thomas Rupp, Guillaume Y Millet, Samuel Verges
PURPOSE: While acute hypoxic exposure enhances exercise-induced central fatigue and can alter corticospinal excitability and inhibition, the effect of prolonged hypoxic exposure on these parameters remains to be clarified. We hypothesized that 5 days of altitude exposure would (i) normalize exercise-induced supraspinal fatigue during isolated muscle exercise to sea level (SL) values and (ii) increase corticospinal excitability and inhibition. METHODS: Eleven male subjects performed intermittent isometric elbow flexions at 50% of maximal voluntary contraction to task failure at SL and after 1 (D1) and 5 (D5) days at 4350 m...
June 24, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647665/comparative-metabolism-of-ddao-benzoate-in-liver-microsomes-from-various-species
#17
Hong-Ying Ma, Jia-Da Yang, Jie Hou, Li-Wei Zou, Qiang Jin, Da-Cheng Hao, Jing Ning, Guang-Bo Ge, Ling Yang
DDAB (6,8-dichloro-9,9-dimethyl-7-oxo-7,9-dihydroacridin-2-yl benzoate) is a newly developed near-infrared fluorescent probe for human carboxylesterase 2 (hCE2), exhibiting high specificity and good reactivity for real-time monitoring the enzymatic activities of hCE2 in complex biological systems. In order to explore the applicability of DDAB in commonly used animal species, the interspecies difference in DDAB hydrolysis was carefully investigated by using liver microsomes from human and five experimental animals including mouse, rat, dog, minipig and monkey...
June 21, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647587/sampling-frequency-for-water-quality-variables-in-streams-systems-analysis-to-quantify-minimum-monitoring-rates
#18
Nick A Chappell, Timothy D Jones, Wlodek Tych
Insufficient temporal monitoring of water quality in streams or engineered drains alters the apparent shape of storm chemographs, resulting in shifted model parameterisations and changed interpretations of solute sources that have produced episodes of poor water quality. This so-called 'aliasing' phenomenon is poorly recognised in water research. Using advances in in-situ sensor technology it is now possible to monitor sufficiently frequently to avoid the onset of aliasing. A systems modelling procedure is presented allowing objective identification of sampling rates needed to avoid aliasing within strongly rainfall-driven chemical dynamics...
June 19, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647146/analysis-of-oxidised-heavy-paraffininc-products-by-high-temperature-comprehensive-two-dimensional-gas-chromatography
#19
H Potgieter, R Bekker, J Beigley, E Rohwer
Heavy petroleum fractions are produced during crude and synthetic crude oil refining processes and they need to be upgraded to useable products to increase their market value. Usually these fractions are upgraded to fuel products by hydrocracking, hydroisomerization and hydrogenation processes. These fractions are also upgraded to other high value commercial products like lubricant oils and waxes by distillation, hydrogenation, and oxidation and/or blending. Oxidation of hydrogenated heavy paraffinic fractions produces high value products that contain a variety of oxygenates and the characterization of these heavy oxygenates is very important for the control of oxidation processes...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646836/biochemical-parameters-as-monitoring-markers-of-the-inflammatory-reaction-by-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
#20
Petra Lenártová, Jana Kopčeková, Martina Gažarová, Jana Mrázová, Joanna Wyka
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an airway inflammatory disease caused by inhalation of toxic particles, mainly cigarette smoking, and now is accepted as a disease associated with systemic characteristics. Objective: The aim of this work was to investigate and compare selected biochemical parameters in patients with and without COPD. Material and Methods: Observation group consisted of clinically stable patients with COPD (n = 60)...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
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