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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942183/comparative-study-on-2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid-and-2-4-dichlorophenol-removal-from-aqueous-solutions-via-ozonation-photocatalysis-and-non-thermal-plasma-using-a-planar-falling-film-reactor
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Kosar Hikmat Hama Aziz, Hans Miessner, Siegfried Mueller, Ali Mahyar, Dieter Kalass, Detlev Moeller, Ibrahim Khorshid, Muhammad Amin M Rashid
Ozonation and advanced oxidation processes based on photocatalysis (P.C.) and non-thermal plasma generated in a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) in different gas atmospheres were compared for the degradation and mineralization of 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4-D) and 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP) in aqueous solutions, using a planar falling film reactor with comparable design. The energetic yields (G50) as measure of the efficiencies of the different methods are for 2,4-D in the order DBD/Ar-Fenton>ozonation>DBD/Ar>P...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920468/annals-express-macrocomplexes-and-discordant-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-concentrations
#2
Pete Kavsak, Chantele Roy, Paul Malinowski, Ching-Tong Mark, Terry Scott, Lorna Clark, Shana Lamers, Craig Ainsworth
BACKGROUND: Analytical comparisons between different high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) assays are important for reassurance of results performed with different methodologies and to identify potential interferences or confounders to result interpretation. Our objective in the present study was to compare Beckman Coulter's latest hs-cTnI assay to Abbott's hs-cTnI assay and to assess agreement between results. METHODS: Two hundred EDTA plasma samples that had clinically reported hs-cTnI results from the Abbott ARCHITECTi2000 that spanned the analytical range were stored (median=4h), re-centrifuged and retested for hs-cTnI on the Abbott ARCHITECTi1000 and Beckman Coulter Access2 analyzers...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915461/forecasting-wheat-and-barley-crop-production-in-arid-and-semi-arid-regions-using-remotely-sensed-primary-productivity-and-crop-phenology-a-case-study-in-iraq
#3
Sarchil Hama Qader, Jadunandan Dash, Peter M Atkinson
Crop production and yield estimation using remotely sensed data have been studied widely, but such information is generally scarce in arid and semi-arid regions. In these regions, inter-annual variation in climatic factors (such as rainfall) combined with anthropogenic factors (such as civil war) pose major risks to food security. Thus, an operational crop production estimation and forecasting system is required to help decision-makers to make early estimates of potential food availability. Data from NASA's MODIS with official crop statistics were combined to develop an empirical regression-based model to forecast winter wheat and barley production in Iraq...
September 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887717/prognostic-importance-of-temozolomide-induced-neutropenia-in-glioblastoma-idh-wildtype-patients
#4
Taiichi Saito, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Seiji Hama, Fumiyuki Yamasaki, Takeshi Takayasu, Ryo Nosaka, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Takakazu Kawamata, Kaoru Kurisu
Standard treatment for patients with primary glioblastoma (GBM) includes surgery, radiotherapy, and concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide (TMZ). Recent reports have demonstrated that TMZ-induced myelosuppression correlates with survival in patients with GBM. However, those results were evaluated before the 2016 revision of the World Health Organization classification. This study examined whether myelosuppression during concomitant TMZ phase correlates with prognosis in GBM, IDH-wildtype patients. We examined circulating blood cell counts in 50 patients with GBM, IDH-wildtype who received the standard treatment protocol between August 2005 and November 2015...
September 9, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877884/aberrant-smad3-phosphoisoforms-in-cyst-lining-epithelial-cells-in-the-cpk-mouse-a-model-of-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease
#5
Taketsugu Hama, Koichi Nakanishi, Masashi Sato, Hironobu Mukaiyama, Hiroko Togawa, Yuko Shima, Masayasu Miyajima, Kandai Nozu, Shizuko Nagao, Hisahide Takahashi, Mayumi Sako, Kazumoto Iijima, Norishige Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki Suzuki
Cystic epithelia acquire mesenchymal-like features in polycystic kidney disease (PKD). In this phenotypic alteration, it is well known that transforming growth factor (TGF)-β/Smad3 signaling is involved, however, there is emerging new data on Smad3 phosphoisoforms: Smad3 phosphorylated at linker regions (pSmad3L) and COOH terminal regions (pSmad3C) and both (pSmad3L/C). pSmad3L/C has a pathological role in colorectal cancer. Mesenchymal phenotype-specific cell responses in TGF-β/Smad3 pathway are implicated in carcinomas...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859864/impaired-decision-making-under-risky-conditions-in-the-acute-phase-of-graves-thyroitoxicosis
#6
Fang Dai, Lili Yuan, Juan Fang, Qiu Zhang, Kai Wang
The patients with Graves' thyroitoxicosis often complain that they have neuropsychiatric symptoms and impaired cognitive function. Decision making is important and complex process involving the interaction and integration of a series of cognitive components. In the 31 newly diagnosed patients with Graves' thyroitoxicosis and 30 healthy controls, we used the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAMD), Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD) and The Game of Dice Task (GDT) to assess the emotion and decision making under risky conditions...
August 28, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853166/masticatory-performance-related-factors-in-preschool-children-establishing-a-method-to-assess-masticatory-performance-in-preschool-children-using-colour-changeable-chewing-gum
#7
Yohei Hama, Akemi Hosoda, Yuriko Komagamine, Sachi Gotoh, Chieko Kubota, Manabu Kanazawa, Shunsuke Minakuchi
BACKGROUND: A knowledge gap regarding masticatory performance in preschool children exists, which in turn delays intervention for preventive care; therefore, a method to easily assess performance is needed. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of assessing masticatory performance using colour-changeable chewing gum, and to investigate masticatory performance-related factors in preschool children. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was conducted in two childcare facilities and our laboratory...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840703/-adjuvant-effects-of-zhenyuan-capsule-on-chronic-heart-failure-meta-analysis
#8
Li-Hong Wu, Ye Cao, Wei-Qiong Wang, Li Lu, Xiao-Mei Guo
To systematically review the adjuvant effects of Zhenyuan capsule on improving the cardiac function of patients with chronic heart failure. Databases including PubMed, EMbase, the Cochrane Library, CBM, CNKI, VIP and Wanfang Data were searched electronically from inception to October 2016 to collect randomized controlled trials (RCTs) about Zhenyuan capsule for adjuvant treatment of chronic heart failure. Two reviewers independently screened literature, extracted data and assessed the risk of bias of included studies...
July 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838778/outbreaks-of-influenza-b-infection-and-pneumococcal-pneumonia-at-a-mental-health-facility-in-japan
#9
Yoshitaka Yamazaki, Norihiko Goto, Naoya Iwanami, Mineyuki Hama, Noriko Fujiwara, Yuko Takahashi, Maki Sekiguchi, Bin Chang, Munehiro Yamazaki
BACKGROUND: Japan has an aging population and an increasing number of patients who reside in long-term care and mental health facilities. Both pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza B infection outbreaks have been observed in these populations, although no reports have described concurrent outbreaks of pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza B infection in these facilities. CASE PRESENTATION: Six patients and two staffs were initially diagnosed with influenza B infection at a mental health facility on March 14, 2015...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821839/circadian-clock-dependent-increase-in-salivary-iga-secretion-modulated-by-sympathetic-receptor-activation-in-mice
#10
Misaki Wada, Kanami Orihara, Mayo Kamagata, Koki Hama, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Atsushi Haraguchi, Hiroki Miyakawa, Atsuhito Nakao, Shigenobu Shibata
The salivary gland is rhythmically controlled by sympathetic nerve activation from the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), which functions as the main oscillator of circadian rhythms. In humans, salivary IgA concentrations reflect circadian rhythmicity, which peak during sleep. However, the mechanisms controlling this rhythmicity are not well understood. Therefore, we examined whether the timing of parasympathetic (pilocarpine) or sympathetic (norepinephrine; NE) activation affects IgA secretion in the saliva. The concentrations of saliva IgA modulated by pilocarpine activation or by a combination of pilocarpine and NE activation were the highest in the middle of the light period, independent of saliva flow rate...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808921/volumetric-abnormalities-of-thalamic-subnuclei-in-medication-overuse-headache
#11
Zhiye Chen, Zhihua Jia, Xiaoyan Chen, Mengqi Liu, Shuangfeng Liu, Lin Ma, Shengyuan Yu
BACKGROUND: The thalamus exerts a pivotal role in pain processing and cortical excitability control and a previous voxel-based morphometry study confirmed increased volume in bilateral thalamus in medication-overuse headache (MOH). The aim of this study is to investigate altered thalamic subnuclei volume in MOH compared with normal controls, and to evaluate the relationship of each thalamic subnuclei volume with the clinical variables. METHODS: High resolution three-dimensional T1-weighted fast spoiled gradient recalled echo MR images were obtained from 27 patients with MOH and 27 normal controls (NC)...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804106/adult-case-of-parachute-like-asymmetrical-mitral-valve-complicated-by-mitral-stenosis-and-thrombus-formation
#12
Yujiro Kawai, Takahito Yokoyama, Gentaku Hama, Yasuyuki Toyoda, Miki Horigome, Yasutoshi Tsuda, Yoshikazu Yazaki, Takahiro Takemura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799938/improvement-of-phosphorus-removal-by-calcium-addition-in-the-iron-electrocoagulation-process
#13
I Mishima, M Hama, Y Tabata, J Nakajima
Small-scale wastewater treatment plants (SWTPs) are widely used as decentralized wastewater treatment systems in sparsely populated areas of Japan. Iron electrolysis, an electrocoagulation technology, is installed in these SWTPs for phosphorus removal. Phosphorus can be removed via the formation of an insoluble compound containing phosphate and iron, such as FePO4; however, it was necessary to determine the conditions under which phosphorus can be effectively and stably removed in actual SWTPs. According to previous studies using iron compounds, improved phosphorus removal was obtained by Ca addition...
August 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770378/comprehensive-quantitation-using-two-stable-isotopically-labeled-species-and-direct-detection-of-n-acyl-moiety-of-sphingomyelin
#14
Kotaro Hama, Yuko Fujiwara, Hidetsugu Tabata, Hideyo Takahashi, Kazuaki Yokoyama
Sphingomyelin (ceramide-phosphocholine, CerPCho) is a common sphingolipid in mammalian cells and is composed of phosphorylcholine and ceramide as polar and hydrophobic components, respectively. In this study, a qualitative liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS/MS) analysis is proposed in which CerPCho structures were assigned based on product ion spectra corresponding to sphingosylphosphorylcholine and N-acyl moieties. From MS/MS/MS analysis of CerPCho, we observed product ion spectra of the N-acyl fatty acids as [RCO2](-) ions as well as sphingosylphosphorylcholine...
August 2, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766482/self-reported-adherence-to-capecitabine-on-xelox-treatment-as-adjuvant-therapy-for-colorectal-cancer
#15
Kazuyoshi Kawakami, Takashi Yokokawa, Kazuo Sugita, Takahito Sugisaki, Kenichi Suzuki, Mitsukuni Suenaga, Kensei Yamaguchi, Ayaka Inoue, Yoshiaki Machida, Toshiharu Yamaguchi, Toshihiro Hama
Adherence has become an important issue in modern oncology treatment. Most studies have included heterogeneous target tumor types, regimens, and therapy settings. Our study focused on capecitabine during capecitabine plus oxaliplatin (XELOX) treatment as adjuvant therapy for colorectal cancer. The main aim of this study was to evaluate real-life adherence to capecitabine and to investigate candidate factors that might decrease adherence. We studied 338 consecutive patients who received XELOX treatment between December 1, 2011 and April 30, 2015 at the Cancer Institute Hospital of the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research...
August 1, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765680/a-study-of-the-characteristics-of-alexithymia-and-emotion-regulation-in-patients-with-depression
#16
Hao Zhang, Qing Fan, Yan Sun, Jianyin Qiu, Lisheng Song
BACKGROUND: Even though patients with depression often show significant alexithymia, the underlying mechanism of their alexithymia remains unclear. Furthermore, few experimental studies have explored their ability to regulate emotions. OBJECTIVE: To explore the characteristics of alexithymia in patients with depression, and the relationship of depressive symptoms, alexithymia and emotion regulation. METHODS: A total of 36 patients with depression and 31 healthy controls were enrolled...
April 25, 2017: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765678/factors-related-to-acute-anxiety-and-depression-in-inpatients-with-accidental-orthopedic-injuries
#17
Hui Wu, Fang Zhang, Wenhong Cheng, Ying Lin, Qian Wang
BACKGROUND: Those injured in accidents commonly have strong emotional reactions to their situation. However, despite the large number of patients who are admitted to general hospitals each year for orthopedic injuries due to an accident, research focusing on psychological disorders due to these injuries is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the presentation and factors related to depression and acute anxiety among inpatients being treated for injury on a Trauma Orthopedics Unit...
April 25, 2017: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744192/macroanatomical-landmarks-featuring-junctions-of-major-sulci-and-fissures-and-scalp-landmarks-based-on-the-international-10-10-system-for-analyzing-lateral-cortical-development-of-infants
#18
Daisuke Tsuzuki, Fumitaka Homae, Gentaro Taga, Hama Watanabe, Mie Matsui, Ippeita Dan
The topographic relationships between the macroanatomical structure of the lateral cortex, including sulci and fissures, and anatomical landmarks on the external surface of the head are known to be consistent. This allows the coregistration of EEG electrodes or functional near-infrared spectroscopy over the scalp with underlying cortical regions. However, limited information is available as to whether the topographic relationships are maintained in rapidly developing infants, whose brains and heads exhibit drastic growth...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740359/a-new-lens-for-observing-fundus-with-a-noncontact-wide-angle-viewing-system
#19
Mihori Kita, Yukiko Fujii, Sachiyo Hama
Drying of the cornea during surgery, which causes poor visibility of the fundus, is one of the most serious problems when using a noncontact-type wide-angle viewing system. This study used a newly commercialized lens for observing the fundus with a noncontact wide-angle viewing system. The lens used has a very thin meniscus made of polymethyl methacrylate and a large outer diameter. Following the application of viscoelastic material, the lens can be put on the cornea without using a contact lens fixation ring...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738963/-somatization-symptoms-in-lung-cancer-patients-and-correlative-analysis-between-anxiety-depression-and-somatization-symptoms
#20
Xinyao Zhang, Xiaoye Zhang
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is a serious threat to human health and its morbidity and mortality in recent years has always been ranked first in the country. Lung cancer patients are often associated with anxiety, depression and other emotional problems, and anxiety, depression and other emotional problems will further lead to a series of somatic symptoms. At present, we lack the clinical understanding of somatization symptoms in patients with lung cancer and related clinical studies are not too much...
July 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
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