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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920473/na-hco3-cotransporter-is-expressed-on-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-cells-during-rat-pancreatic-development
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Li-Hua Cao, Cheng-Cai Xia, Zhao-Chun Shi, Ning Wang, Zheng-Hua Gu, Li-Zhi Yu, Qi Wan, Wei De
AIM: To determine the expression and localization of the electrogenic Na(+)/HCO3(-) cotransporter (NBC1) in rat pancreas during development. METHODS: The rat pancreas from postnatal and embryos removed from the uterus of pregnant rats that had been sacrificed by CO2 asphyxiation were used. Rat pancreas from embryonic day (E) 15.5 and E18.5 rat embryos was isolated under a stereomicroscope. Rat pancreas from postnatal (P) days 0, 7, 14, 21 and adult was directly isolated by the unaided eye...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918070/shrub-encroachment-is-linked-to-extirpation-of-an-apex-predator
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Christopher E Gordon, David J Eldridge, William J Ripple, Mathew S Crowther, Ben D Moore, Mike Letnic
The abundance of shrubs has increased throughout Earth's arid lands. This 'shrub encroachment' has been linked to livestock grazing, fire-suppression and elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations facilitating shrub recruitment. Apex predators initiate trophic cascades which can influence the abundance of many species across multiple trophic levels within ecosystems. Extirpation of apex predators is linked inextricably to pastoralism, but has not been considered as a factor contributing to shrub encroachment. Here, we ask if trophic cascades triggered by the extirpation of Australia's largest terrestrial predator, the dingo (Canis dingo), could be a driver of shrub encroachment in the Strzelecki Desert, Australia...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911995/allometry-data-and-equations-for-coastal-marsh-plants
#3
Meng Lu, Joshua S Caplan, Jonathan D Bakker, J Adam Langley, Thomas J Mozdzer, Bert G Drake, J Patrick Megonigal
Coastal marshes are highly valued for ecosystem services such as protecting inland habitats from storms, sequestering carbon, removing nutrients and other pollutants from surface water, and providing habitat for fish, shellfish, and birds. Because plants largely determine the structure and function of coastal marshes, quantifying plant biomass is essential for evaluating these ecosystem services, understanding the biogeochemical processes that regulate ecosystem function, and forecasting tidal wetland responses to accelerated sea level rise...
December 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907093/mangrove-crab-ucides-cordatus-removal-does-not-affect-sediment-parameters-and-stipule-production-in-a-one-year-experiment-in-northern-brazil
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Nathalie Pülmanns, Ulf Mehlig, Inga Nordhaus, Ulrich Saint-Paul, Karen Diele
Mangrove crabs influence ecosystem processes through bioturbation and/or litter feeding. In Brazilian mangroves, the abundant and commercially important crab Ucides cordatus is the main faunal modifier of microtopography establishing up to 2 m deep burrows. They process more than 70% of the leaf litter and propagule production, thus promoting microbial degradation of detritus and benefiting microbe-feeding fiddler crabs. The accelerated nutrient turn-over and increased sediment oxygenation mediated by U. cordatus may enhance mangrove tree growth...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904081/development-of-a-novel-milling-system-using-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-for-improvement-of-dissolution-characteristics-of-water-poorly-soluble-drugs
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Jennifer Chia Wee Fern, Hideya Nakamura, Satoru Watano
The aim of this study is to develop a novel milling system using supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) for the improvement of dissolution characteristics of water-poorly soluble drugs. SC-CO2 possesses high potential in the application of nanotechnology, due to the attractive properties of SC-CO2 fluid such as cheap, inert and non-polluting. In addition, SC-CO2 has density comparable to a liquid, viscosity similar to a gas, and high diffusion capacity. Most of all, carbon dioxide exists as gas in room temperature and pressure, which enables the removal of fluid instantaneously...
2016: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903208/early-experience-of-a-new-extracorporeal-carbon-dioxide-removal-device-for-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure
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Ravindranath Tiruvoipati, Hergen Buscher, James Winearls, Jeff Breeding, Debasish Ghosh, Shimonti Chaterjee, Gary Braun, Eldho Paul, John F Fraser, John Botha
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in the technology of extracorporeal respiratory assist systems have led to a renewed interest in extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCOR). The Hemolung is a new, low-flow, venovenous, minimally invasive, partial ECCOR device that has recently been introduced to clinical practice to aid in avoiding invasive ventilation or to facilitate lung-protective ventilation. OBJECTIVE: We report our early experience on use, efficacy and safety of the Hemolung in three Australian intensive care units...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903026/-severe-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-in-acute-exacerbation-of-copd-significance-of-ventilation-and-extracorporal-co2-removal
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Michael Westhoff, Martin Bachmann, Stephan Braune, Christian Karagiannidis, Stefan Kluge, Philipp M Lepper, Thomas Müller, Bernd Schönhofer
In acute exacerbations of COPD with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure and a pH 7.25 - 7.35, the initiation of non-invasive ventilation is the gold standard. However, absolute and relative contraindications have to be taken into account. The implementation of non-invasive ventilation in case of a severe respiratory acidosis necessitates a skilled therapeutic team and a close monitoring in order to avoid or perceive a NIV failure in time. In this case, the intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation is recommended...
November 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901152/an-atomic-level-insight-into-the-basic-mechanism-responsible-for-the-enhancement-of-the-catalytic-oxidation-of-carbon-monoxide-on-a-cu-ceo2-surface
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Kenichi Koizumi, Katsuyuki Nobusada, Mauro Boero
The reaction mechanisms of CO molecules interacting with a Cu/CeO2 surface and related morphological modifications occurring upon removal of O atoms to generate CO2 are investigated by first-principles dynamical simulations complemented by a free-energy sampling technique. We show that the reactivity of oxygen atoms located in the first layer in the vicinity of the Cu site is remarkably high because of a reduction of the O coordination number. Moreover, we evidence that the doped Cu atoms are responsible for an enhancement of the exposure of other surrounding O atoms, even below the first surface layer, which can then easily react with CO and are gradually removed from the system in the oxidation process...
November 30, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898437/how-best-to-set-the-ventilator-on-extracorporeal-membrane-lung-oxygenation
#9
Luciano Gattinoni, Tommaso Tonetti, Michael Quintel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Extracorporeal respiratory support in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome is applied either as rescue maneuver for life-threatening hypoxemia or as a tool to reduce the harm of mechanical ventilation. Depending on the blood and gas flow, extracorporeal support may completely substitute the natural lung as a gas exchanger (high-flow venovenous bypass) or reduce the need for mechanical ventilation, enabling the removal of a fraction of the metabolically produced CO2...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896426/expression-and-characterization-of-a-codon-optimized-alkaline-stable-carbonic-anhydrase-from-aliivibrio-salmonicida-for-co2-sequestration-applications
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So-Young Jun, Sung Ho Kim, Bashista Kumar Kanth, Jinwon Lee, Seung Pil Pack
The CO2 mineralization process, accelerated by carbonic anhydrase (CA) was proposed for the efficient capture and storage of CO2, the accumulation of which in the atmosphere is the main cause of global warming. Here, we characterize a highly stable form of the cloned CA from the Gram-negative marine bacterium Aliivibrio salmonicida, named ASCA that can promote CO2 absorption in an alkaline solvent required for efficient carbon capture. We designed a mature form of ASCA (mASCA) using a codon optimization of ASCA gene and removal of ASCA signal peptide...
November 28, 2016: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896375/-extracorporeal-co2-removal-as-an-alternative-to-tracheotomy-in-a%C3%A2-patient-with-extubation-failure
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A Redel, M Ritzka, S Kraus, A Philipp, H-J Schlitt, B Graf, T Bein
We report a patient with chest trauma who was admitted to the ICU after surgery. As he fulfilled protocol-based criteria, he was extubated 7 days after admission. However, despite intermittent non-invasive ventilation, the patient had to be re-intubated on day 10 owing to progressive hypercapnia. We decided to support the patient with a mid-flow veno-venous extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2‑R) system instead of a tracheotomy. Sufficient CO2 removal was established with a blood flow of 1.5 l/min and the patient was successfully extubated within a few hours...
November 28, 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887812/chlorobenzene-degeradation-by-non-thermal-plasma-combined-with-eg-tio2-zno-as-a-photocatalyst-effect-of-photocatalyst-on-co2-selectivity-and-byproducts-reduction
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Farshid Ghorbani Shahna, Abdulrahman Bahrami, Iraj Alimohammadi, Rassuol Yarahmadi, Babak Jaleh, Mastaneh Gandomi, Hossein Ebrahimi, Kamal Ad-Din Abedi
The non-thermal plasma (NTP) technique, which suffers from low selectivity in complete oxidation of volatile organic compounds to CO2 and H2O, creates unwanted and harmful byproducts. NTP in concert with photocatalyst can resolve this limitation due to additional oxidation. TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles were coated on the surface of the expanded graphite and placed downstream of the NTP reactor under UV light. In this study, to compare the performance of NTP and the combined system, chlorobenzene removal, selectivity of CO2 and byproducts formation were investigated...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881667/a-mechanistic-physicochemical-model-of-carbon-dioxide-transport-in-blood
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David Patrick O'Neill, Peter A Robbins
A number of mathematical models have been produced that, given the Pco2 and Po2 of blood, will calculate the total concentrations for CO2 and O2 in blood. However, all these models contain at least some empirical features, and thus do not represent all of the underlying physicochemical processes in an entirely mechanistic manner. The aim of this study was to develop a physicochemical model of CO2 carriage by the blood to determine whether our understanding of the physical chemistry of the major chemical components of blood together with their interactions is sufficiently strong to predict the physiological properties of CO2 carriage by whole blood...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875410/should-we-use-driving-pressure-to-set-tidal-volume
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Domenico L Grieco, Lu Chen, Martin Dres, Laurent Brochard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) can occur despite use of tidal volume (VT) limited to 6 ml/kg of predicted body weight, especially in patients with a smaller aerated compartment (i.e. the baby lung) in which, indeed, tidal ventilation takes place. Because respiratory system static compliance (CRS) is mostly affected by the volume of the baby lung, the ratio VT/CRS (i.e. the driving pressure, ΔP) may potentially help tailoring interventions on VT setting. RECENT FINDINGS: Driving pressure is the ventilatory variable most strongly associated with changes in survival and has been shown to be the key mediator of the effects of mechanical ventilation on outcome in the acute respiratory distress syndrome...
November 19, 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873331/low-tidal-volume-reduces-lung-inflammation-induced-by-liquid-ventilation-in-piglets-with-severe-lung-injury
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Lijun Jiang, Huizhen Feng, Xiaofan Chen, Kaifeng Liang, Chengyao Ni
Total liquid ventilation (TLV) is an alternative treatment for severe lung injury. High tidal volume is usually required for TLV to maintain adequate CO2 clearance. However, high tidal volume may cause alveolar barotrauma. We aim to investigate the effect of low tidal volume on pulmonary inflammation in piglets with lung injury and under TLV. After the establishment of acute lung injury model by infusing lipopolysaccharide, 12 piglets were randomly divided into two groups, TLV with high tidal volume (25 mL/kg) or with low tidal volume (6 mL/kg) for 240 min, respectively...
November 21, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873158/feasibility-and-importance-of-enteroscopy-after-gastric-bypass
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Dean Keren, H Madi, I Matter, A Assalia, T Rainis
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery has increased in popularity, with Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) being one of the most frequently performed. This leads to many cases in which the stomach is removed from routine gastroscopy access, sometimes being a major source of concern. Performing enteroscopy in these patients is technically difficult. We present our experience with 24 cases in which the aim was to access the detached stomach. METHODS: Retrospective analysis on RYGB enteroscopy procedures aimed to access the detached stomach...
November 21, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869209/mitigating-effects-of-ex-situ-application-of-rice-straw-on-ch4-and-n2o-emissions-from-paddy-upland-coexisting-system
#17
Wei Wang, Xiaohong Wu, Anlei Chen, Xiaoli Xie, Yunqiu Wang, Chunmei Yin
The in situ application of rice straw enhances CH4 emissions by a large margin. The ex situ application of rice straw in uplands, however, may mitigate total global warming potential (GWP) of CH4 and N2O emissions from paddy-upland coexisting systems. To evaluate the efficiency of this practice, two field trials were conducted in rice-rice-fallow and maize-rape cropping systems, respectively. Year-round measurements of CH4 and N2O emissions were conducted to evaluate the system-scaled GWP. The results showed that CH4 accounted for more than 98% of GWP in paddy...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866448/dehydration-of-co2-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-complex-powder-by-desiccant-adsorption-method-and-its-release-properties
#18
Thao M Ho, Tony Howes, Bhesh R Bhandari
Stability and release properties of CO2-α-cyclodextrin complex powder prepared by solid encapsulation (water activity, aw ≈ 0.95) followed by moisture removal using silica gel and CaCl2 desiccants during post-dehydration were investigated. The results showed that CaCl2 reduced aw much faster than silica gel did under the same conditions. After approximately 60 h, aw of complex powders reduced using silica gel was almost constant at 0.247 (±0.012) while those treated with CaCl2, aw was 0.225 (±0.005) and had not yet reached their lowest value...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Microencapsulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865028/trends-in-tropical-tree-growth-re-analyses-confirm-earlier-findings
#19
Peter van der Sleen, Peter Groenendijk, Mart Vlam, Niels P R Anten, Frans Bongers, Pieter A Zuidema
In a recent Opinion article, Brienen et al (2016) raise doubts about our finding that tropical tree growth has not increased during 150 years of CO2 rise (Groenendijk et al., 2015, van der Sleen et al., 2015). They claim that our tree-ring data contain evidence for historical growth stimulation that was concealed due to failing regeneration in several species. Here we show that (1) the correction method proposed by Brienen et al. induces a bias towards finding positive growth trends, (2) the results of Brienen et al...
November 19, 2016: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860122/decreasing-not-increasing-leaf-area-will-raise-crop-yields-under-global-atmospheric-change
#20
Venkatraman Srinivasan, Praveen Kumar, Stephen P Long
Without new innovations, present rates of increase in yields of food crops globally are inadequate to meet the projected rising food demand for 2050 and beyond. A prevailing response of crops to rising [CO2 ] is an increase in leaf area. This is especially marked in soybean, the world's fourth largest food crop in terms of seed production, and the most important vegetable protein source. Is this increase in leaf area beneficial, with respect to increasing yield, or is it detrimental? It is shown from theory and experiment using open-air whole-season elevation of atmospheric [CO2 ] that it is detrimental not only under future conditions of elevated [CO2 ] but also under today's [CO2 ]...
November 17, 2016: Global Change Biology
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