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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231155/correlations-between-polyacetylene-concentrations-in-carrot-daucus-carota-l-and-various-soil-parameters
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Lars Kjellenberg, Eva Johansson, Karl-Erik Gustavsson, Artur Granstedt, Marie E Olsson
This study assessed the concentrations of three falcarinol-type polyacetylenes (falcarinol, falcarindiol, falcarindiol-3-acetate) in carrots and the correlations between these and different soil traits. A total of 144 carrot samples, from three different harvests taken a single season, were analysed in terms of their polyacetylene concentrations and root development. On one of the harvesting occasions, 48 soil samples were also taken and analysed. The chemical composition of the soil was found to influence the concentrations of falcarinol-type polyacetylenes in carrots...
August 31, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230317/p-cymene-as-a-solvent-for-olefin-metathesis-matching-efficiency-and-sustainability
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Eduardo N Dos Santos, Artur V Granato, Alexandra G Santos
The underexploited, biorenewable, p-cymene is employed as a solvent for the metathesis of various substrates. p-cymene is a nontoxic compound that can be obtained in large amounts from side product of cellulose and citrus industry. For the cross-metathesis of estragole with methyl acrylate, this solvent prevents the consecutive double-bond isomerization of the product and gives the best yield of all solvents tested. Undesired consecutive isomerization is a major problem for many substrates in olefin metathesis, including pharmaceutical precursors, and the use of p-cymene as solvent may be a way to prevent it...
February 23, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229353/cardiorespiratory-instability-in-monitored-step-down-unit-patients-using-cluster-analysis-to-identify-patterns-of-change
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Eliezer L Bose, Gilles Clermont, Lujie Chen, Artur W Dubrawski, Dianxu Ren, Leslie A Hoffman, Michael R Pinsky, Marilyn Hravnak
Cardiorespiratory instability (CRI) in monitored step-down unit (SDU) patients has a variety of etiologies, and likely manifests in patterns of vital signs (VS) changes. We explored use of clustering techniques to identify patterns in the initial CRI epoch (CRI1; first exceedances of VS beyond stability thresholds after SDU admission) of unstable patients, and inter-cluster differences in admission characteristics and outcomes. Continuous noninvasive monitoring of heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR), and pulse oximetry (SpO2) were sampled at 1/20 Hz...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225917/oxacillin-magnetically-targeted-for-the-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-s-aureus-infection-in-rats
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Juliana Fernandes de Carvalho, Ítalo Medeiros de Azevedo, Keyla Borges Ferreira Rocha, Aldo Cunha Medeiros, Artur da Silva Carriço
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of oxacillin bonded to magnetic nanoparticles in local infection model in rat. Methods: Twelve Wistar rats weighing 290±18g were randomly divided into four groups (n=6, each) and all rats had a magnet ring sutured on their right thighs. In the biodistribution group rats 0.1mL of 99mTc-magnetite (0.66 MBq) was injected i.v and after 30 minutes, biodistribution of 99mTc-magnetite was evaluated in right and left thighs. The other groups were inoculated with MRSA in each thigh muscles...
January 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225880/the-role-of-oxidative-stress-on-the-pathophysiology-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Fabiane Valentini Francisqueti, Lidiana Camargo Talon Chiaverini, Klinsmann Carolo Dos Santos, Igor Otávio Minatel, Carolina Berchieri Ronchi, Artur Junio Togneri Ferron, Ana Lúcia A Ferreira, Camila Renata Corrêa
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has a high prevalence around the world. Considering the components used to classify MetS, it is clear that it is closely related to obesity. These two conditions begin with an increase in abdominal adipose tissue, which is metabolically more active, containing a greater amount of resident macrophages compared to other fat deposits. Abdominal adiposity promotes inflammation and oxidative stress, which are precursors of various complications involving MetS components, namely insulin resistance, hypertension and hyperlipidemia...
January 1, 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224346/dedication-increases-productivity-an-analysis-of-the-implementation-of-a-dedicated-medical-team-in-the-emergency-department
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Pedro Ramos, José Artur Paiva
BACKGROUND: In several European countries, emergency departments (EDs) now employ a dedicated team of full-time emergency medicine (EM) physicians, with a distinct leadership and bed-side emergency training, in all similar to other hospital departments. In Portugal, however, there are still two very different models for staffing EDs: a classic model, where EDs are mostly staffed with young inexperienced physicians from different medical departments who take turns in the ED in 12-h shifts and a dedicated model, recently implemented in some hospitals, where the ED is staffed by a team of doctors with specific medical competencies in emergency medicine that work full-time in the ED...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222896/comparison-of-the-prognostic-value-of-chronic-liver-failure-consortium-scores-and-traditional-models-for-predicting-mortality-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Artur Gião Antunes, Cristina Teixeira, Ana Margarida Vaz, Cláudio Martins, Patrícia Queirós, Ana Alves, Francisco Velasco, Bruno Peixe, Ana Paula Oliveira, Horácio Guerreiro
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recently, the European Association for the Study of the Liver - Chronic Liver Failure (CLIF) Consortium defined two new prognostic scores, according to the presence or absence of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF): the CLIF Consortium ACLF score (CLIF-C ACLFs) and the CLIF-C Acute Decompensation score (CLIF-C ADs). We sought to compare their accuracy in predicting 30- and 90-day mortality with some of the existing models: Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP), Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD), MELD-Na, integrated MELD (iMELD), MELD to serum sodium ratio index (MESO), Refit MELD and Refit MELD-Na...
February 17, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222768/ki-67-as-a-controversial-predictive-and-prognostic-marker-in-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Balázs Ács, Veronika Zámbó, Laura Vízkeleti, A Marcell Szász, Lilla Madaras, Gyöngyvér Szentmártoni, Tímea Tőkés, Béla Á Molnár, István Artúr Molnár, Stefan Vári-Kakas, Janina Kulka, Anna-Mária Tőkés
BACKGROUND: Studies have partly demonstrated the clinical validity of Ki-67 as a predictive marker in the neoadjuvant setting, but the question of the best cut-off points as well as the importance of this marker as a prognostic factor in partial responder/non-responder groups remains uncertain. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) between 2002 and 2013 were retrospectively recruited to this study...
February 21, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221959/efficacy-of-ozonation-treatments-of-smoked-fish-for-reducing-its-benzo-a-pyrene-concentration-and-toxicity
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Irina Rozentale, Janis Ancans, Elena Bartkiene, Arturs Viksna, Vadims Bartkevics
Ozone is widely used in food processing, for example, to decompose mycotoxins or pesticide residues, to extend the shelf life of products, and for sanitation. The objective of this study was to assess the possibility of expanding the application of ozone for oxidative degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The evaluation was conducted by ozonation of a benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) standard solution and smoked fish (sprats) contaminated with PAHs. The effect of ozonation was immediate in the BaP solution; 89% of this toxic compound was decomposed after only 1 min of treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220765/the-endosonography-guided-needle-aspiration-in-the-diagnosis-of-sarcoidosis-randomized-study
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Piotr Kocoń, Artur Szlubowski, Jarosław Kużdżał, Lucyna Rudnicka-Sosin, Adam Ćmiel, Jerzy Soja, Janusz R Włodarczyk, Piotr Talar, Tomasz Smęder, Tomasz Gil, Janusz Warmus, Romana Tomaszewska
INTRODUCTION    There are no widely accepted standards of diagnosis of sarcoidosis.  OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to assess the relative diagnostic yield of endobronchial ultrasound needle aspiration (EBUS-NA) and endoscopic ultrasound needle aspiration (EUS-NA), and to compare them with the standard diagnostic techniques, i.e. endobronchial biopsy (EBB), transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB), transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) and mediastinoscopy.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    A prospective randomized study including consecutive patients with clinical diagnosis of stage I or II sarcoidosis...
February 9, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219929/hsp70-displaces-small-heat-shock-proteins-from-aggregates-to-initiate-protein-refolding
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Szymon Żwirowski, Agnieszka Kłosowska, Igor Obuchowski, Nadinath B Nillegoda, Artur Piróg, Szymon Ziętkiewicz, Bernd Bukau, Axel Mogk, Krzysztof Liberek
Small heat shock proteins (sHsps) are an evolutionary conserved class of ATP-independent chaperones that protect cells against proteotoxic stress. sHsps form assemblies with aggregation-prone misfolded proteins, which facilitates subsequent substrate solubilization and refolding by ATP-dependent Hsp70 and Hsp100 chaperones. Substrate solubilization requires disruption of sHsp association with trapped misfolded proteins. Here, we unravel a specific interplay between Hsp70 and sHsps at the initial step of the solubilization process...
February 20, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212877/defining-outcomes-for-clinical-trials-of-leber-congenital-amaurosis-caused-by-gucy2d-mutations
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Samuel G Jacobson, Artur V Cideciyan, Alexander Sumaroka, Alejandro J Roman, Jason Charng, Monica Lu, Shreyasi Choudhury, Sharon B Schwartz, Elise Heon, Gerald A Fishman, Shannon E Boye
PURPOSE: To determine outcome measures for a clinical trial of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) associated with mutations in the GUCY2D gene. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series. METHODS: 28 patients with GUCY2D-LCA (ages 2-59) were studied clinically and with chromatic full-field sensitivity testing (FST), optical coherence tomography (OCT), pupillometry, and the NEI Visual Function Questionnaire. RESULTS: FST permitted quantitation of cone and rod sensitivity in these patients with severe visual impairment...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212382/de-novo-assembly-of-the-sea-trout-salmo-trutta-m-trutta-skin-transcriptome-to-identify-putative-genes-involved-in-the-immune-response-and-epidermal-mucus-secretion
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Magdalena Malachowicz, Roman Wenne, Artur Burzynski
In fish, the skin is a multifunctional organ and the first barrier against pathogens. Salmonids differ in their susceptibility to microorganisms due to varied skin morphology and gene expression patterns. The brown trout is a salmonid species with important commercial and ecological value in Europe. However, there is a lack of knowledge regarding the genes involved in the immune response and mucus secretion in the skin of this fish. Thus, we characterized the skin transcriptome of anadromous brown trout using next-generation sequencing (NGS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211064/selecting-postoperative-adjuvant-systemic-therapy-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-critical-assessment-of-commercially-available-gene-expression-assays
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REVIEW
David M Hyams, Eric Schuur, Javier Angel Aristizabal, Juan Enrique Bargallo Rocha, Cesar Cabello, Roberto Elizalde, Laura García-Estévez, Henry L Gomez, Artur Katz, Aníbal Nuñez De Pierro
Risk stratification of patients with early stage breast cancer may support adjuvant chemotherapy decision-making. This review details the development and validation of six multi-gene classifiers, each of which claims to provide useful prognostic and possibly predictive information for early stage breast cancer patients. A careful assessment is presented of each test's analytical validity, clinical validity, and clinical utility, as well as the quality of evidence supporting its use.
February 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209441/proliferative-verrucous-leukoplakia-diagnosis-management-and-current-advances
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Diogo Lenzi Capella, Jussara Maria Gonçalves, Adelino António Artur Abrantes, Liliane Janete Grando, Filipe Ivan Daniel
INTRODUCTION: Proliferative verrucous leukoplakia is a multifocal and progressive lesion of the oral mucosa, with unknown etiology, and commonly resistant to all therapy attempts with frequent recurrences. It is characterized by a high rate of oral squamous cell carcinoma and verrucou carcinoma transformations. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the studies about Proliferative verrucous leukoplakia and develop a concise update. METHODS: A Pubmed search identifying studies (laboratory research, case series and reviews of literature) that examined patients with Proliferative verrucous leukoplakia was realized...
January 24, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208720/doxorubicin-conjugated-to-glutathione-stabilized-gold-nanoparticles-au-gsh-dox-as-an-effective-therapeutic-agent-for-feline-injection-site-sarcomas-chick-embryo-chorioallantoic-membrane-study
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Katarzyna Zabielska-Koczywąs, Izabella Dolka, Magdalena Król, Artur Żbikowski, Wiktor Lewandowski, Józef Mieczkowski, Michał Wójcik, Roman Lechowski
Feline injection-site sarcomas are malignant skin tumours with a high local recurrence rate, ranging from 14% to 28%. The treatment of feline injection-site sarcomas includes radical surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. In our previous study it has been demonstrated that doxorubicin conjugated to glutathione-stabilized gold nanoparticles (Au-GSH-Dox) has higher cytotoxic effects than free doxorubicin for feline fibrosarcoma cell lines with high glycoprotein P activity (FFS1, FFS3). The aim of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of intratumoural injection of Au-GSH-Dox on the growth of tumours from the FFS1 and FFS3 cell lines on chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane...
February 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206747/ultrafast-dynamics-of-manganese-iii-manganese-ii-and-free-base-bacteriochlorin-is-there-time-for-photochemistry
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Fabio A Schaberle, Artur R Abreu, Nuno P F Gonçalves, Gonçalo F F Sá, Mariette M Pereira, Luís G Arnaut
Manganese(III) and manganese(II) complexes of halogenated sulfonamide tetraphenylbacteriochlorins were prepared for the first time via a transmetalation reaction and shown to be stable at room temperature. The behavior of the electronic states of the paramagnetic complexes is remarkably different from those of the metal-free bacteriochlorins or diamagnetic metallobacteriochlorins. The Mn(3+) complex exhibits eight electronic transitions between different states from 300 to 1100 nm, with a very prominent band (molar absorption coefficient of ca...
February 16, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203238/differential-ability-of-bovine-antimicrobial-cathelicidins-to-mediate-nucleic-acid-sensing-by-epithelial-cells
#18
Arnaud Baumann, Mirjam Susanna Kiener, Brendan Haigh, Vincent Perreten, Artur Summerfield
Cathelicidins encompass a family of cationic peptides characterized by antimicrobial activity and other functions, such as the ability to enhance the sensing of nucleic acids by the innate immune system. The present study aimed to investigate the ability of the bovine cathelicidins indolicidin, bactenecin (Bac)1, Bac5, bovine myeloid antimicrobial peptide (BMAP)-27, BMAP-28, and BMAP-34 to inhibit the growth of bacteria and to enhance the sensing of nucleic acid by the host's immune system. BMAP-27 was the most effective at killing Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus uberis, and Escherichia coli, and this was dependent on its amphipathic structure and cationic charge...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202001/factors-affecting-the-implementation-of-childhood-vaccination-communication-strategies-in-nigeria-a-qualitative-study
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Afiong Oku, Angela Oyo-Ita, Claire Glenton, Atle Fretheim, Glory Eteng, Heather Ames, Artur Muloliwa, Jessica Kaufman, Sophie Hill, Julie Cliff, Yuri Cartier, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Gabriel Rada, Simon Lewin
BACKGROUND: The role of health communication in vaccination programmes cannot be overemphasized: it has contributed significantly to creating and sustaining demand for vaccination services and improving vaccination coverage. In Nigeria, numerous communication approaches have been deployed but these interventions are not without challenges. We therefore aimed to explore factors affecting the delivery of vaccination communication in Nigeria. METHODS: We used a qualitative approach and conducted the study in two states: Bauchi and Cross River States in northern and southern Nigeria respectively...
February 15, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194958/compound-specific-sulfur-isotope-analysis-of-petroleum-gases
#20
Ward Said-Ahmad, Kenneth Wong, Monaca Mcnall, Lubna Shawar, Tracey Jacksier, Courtney Turich, Artur Stankiewicz, Alon Amrani
We describe a simple, sensitive, and robust method for sulfur isotope ratio ((34)S/(32)S) analysis of ppm-level organic sulfur compounds (OSCs) in the presence of percent-level H2S. The method uses a gas chromatograph (GC) coupled with a multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICPMS). The GC, equipped with a gas inlet and a valve that transfers the H2S to a thermal conductivity detector (TCD), enables a precise heart cut and prevents the saturation of the MC-ICPMS. The sensitivity and accuracy of the method are better than 0...
February 13, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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