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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342346/can-wastewater-based-epidemiology-be-used-to-evaluate-the-health-impact-of-temperature-an-exploratory-study-in-an-australian-population
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Dung Phung, Jochen Mueller, Foon Yin Lai, Jake O'Brien, Nhung Dang, Lidia Morawska, Phong K Thai
Ambient temperature is known to have impact on population health but assessing its impact by the traditional cohort approach is resource intensive. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) could be an alternative for the traditional approach. This study was to provide the first evaluation to see if WBE can be used to assess the impact of temperature exposure to a population in South East Queensland, Australia using selected pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) as biomarkers. Daily loads of eight PPCPs in wastewater collected from a wastewater treatment plant were measured from February 2011 to June 2012...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338362/the-effects-of-caffeine-taurine-or-caffeine-taurine-co-ingestion-on-repeat-sprint-cycling-performance-and-physiological-responses
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Rory Warnock, Owen Jeffries, Stephen Patterson, Mark Waldron
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effects of caffeine (C), taurine (T), caffeine and taurine co-ingestion (C+T) or placebo (P) on repeated Wingate cycling performance and associated physiological responses. METHODS: Seven male team sports players participated in a randomised, single-blind, cross-over study, where they completed three Wingate tests, each separated by 2-min, an hour after ingesting: C (5 mg/kg BM), T (50 mg/kg BM), C+T (5 mg/kg BM + 50 mg/kg BM) or P (5 mg/kg BM) in a gelatine capsule...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334752/monitoring-the-consistency-quality-and-antioxidant-activity-of-da-hong-pao-teas-by-hplc-fingerprinting
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Lin Wang, Ting Yan, Lanping Yang, Kexia Zhang, Jingming Jia
In the present study, a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed and validated for fingerprint profiling to evaluate the quality consistency of the Da Hong Pao tea. The chromatographic separation was performed on a USA Waters C18 column (4.6 mm × 250 mm, 5 μm, Waters-XBridge Shield RP 18) with gradient elution. The column temperature was maintained at 30°C and the detection wavelength was set at 278 nm. The results demonstrated that the developed HPLC method achieved the desired linearity, precision, accuracy and limit of quantification...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332111/practical-issues-in-evidence-based-use-of-performance-supplements-supplement-interactions-repeated-use-and-individual-responses
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Louise M Burke
Current sports nutrition guidelines recommend that athletes only take supplements following an evidence-based analysis of their value in supporting training outcomes or competition performance in their specific event. While there is sound evidence to support the use of a few performance supplements under specific scenarios (creatine, beta-alanine, bicarbonate, caffeine, nitrate/beetroot juice and, perhaps, phosphate), there is a lack of information around several issues needed to guide the practical use of these products in competitive sport...
March 22, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314258/antimetastatic-efficacy-of-the-combination-of-caffeine-and-valproic-acid-on-an-orthotopic-human-osteosarcoma-cell-line-model-in-nude-mice
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Kentaro Igarashi, Kei Kawaguchi, Tasuku Kiyuna, Takashi Murakami, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Hiroaki Kimura, Shinji Miwa, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Robert M Hoffman
AIM: We have previously reported that caffeine can enhance chemotherapy efficacy of bone and soft tissue sarcoma via cell-cycle perturbation. Valproic acid has histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitory activity. We have also reported the anti-tumor efficacy of combination treatment with caffeine and valproic acid against osteosarcoma primary tumors in a cell-line orthotopic mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we performed combination treatment of caffeine and valproic acid on osteosarcoma cell lines in vitro and in spontaneous and experimental lung metastasis mouse models of osteosarcoma...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314234/investigating-natural-attenuation-of-pharmaceuticals-through-unsaturated-column-tests
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Virtudes Martínez-Hernández, Raffaella Meffe, Claus Kohfahl, Irene de Bustamante
The growing consumption of pharmaceuticals together with their incomplete removal in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) implies the occurrence of these compounds in natural water resources. To investigate the natural attenuation of selected pharmaceuticals (caffeine, acetaminophen, sulfamethoxazole, naproxen and carbamazepine) during vadose zone infiltration, unsaturated column (L 26.67 cm, Ø 7.62 cm) experiments, filled with a sandy-loamy soil, were performed using two input concentrations (100 and 1000 μg L(-1))...
March 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299713/isobar-separation-in-a-multiple-reflection-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometer-by-mass-selective-re-trapping
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Timo Dickel, Wolfgang R Plaß, Wayne Lippert, Johannes Lang, Mikhail I Yavor, Hans Geissel, Christoph Scheidenberger
A novel method for (ultra-)high-resolution spatial mass separation in time-of-flight mass spectrometers is presented. Ions are injected into a time-of-flight analyzer from a radio frequency (rf) trap, dispersed in time-of-flight according to their mass-to-charge ratios and then re-trapped dynamically in the same rf trap. This re-trapping technique is highly mass-selective and after sufficiently long flight times can provide even isobaric separation. A theoretical treatment of the method is presented and the conditions for optimum performance of the method are derived...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295523/quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-based-cerebral-metabolic-rate-of-oxygen-mapping-with-minimum-local-variance
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Jingwei Zhang, Junghun Cho, Dong Zhou, Thanh D Nguyen, Pascal Spincemaille, Ajay Gupta, Yi Wang
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of a cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2 ) mapping method based on its minimum local variance (MLV) without vascular challenge using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) and cerebral blood flow (CBF). METHODS: Three-dimensional multi-echo gradient echo imaging and arterial spin labeling were performed in 11 healthy subjects to calculate QSM and CBF. Minimum local variance was used to compute whole-brain CMRO2 map from QSM and CBF...
March 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290972/malignant-hyperthermia-susceptibility-and-fitness-for-duty
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Michael A Lee, Erin B McGlinch, Maria C McGlinch, John F Capacchione
INTRODUCTION: Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an inherited hypermetabolic condition characterized by uncontrolled calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum of skeletal muscle, usually from exposure to inhaled general anesthetics and/or the depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent succinylcholine. Multiple case reports now reveal that crises may be precipitated by environmental factors such as exercise or high ambient temperatures. Common signs of an MH crisis include life-threatening hyperthermia, metabolic acidosis, muscle rigidity, and tachycardia...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289811/caffeine-impact-on-working-memory-related-network-activation-patterns-in-early-stages-of-cognitive-decline
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Sven Haller, Marie-Louise Montandon, Cristelle Rodriguez, Dominik Moser, Simona Toma, Jeremy Hofmeister, Panteleimon Giannakopoulos
PURPOSE: Recent evidence indicates that caffeine may have a beneficial effect on cognitive decline and dementia. The current investigation assessed the effect of acute caffeine administration on working memory during the earliest stage of cognitive decline in elderly participants. METHODS: The study includes consecutive 45 elderly controls and 18 individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI, 71.6 ± 4.7 years, 7 females). During neuropsychological follow-up at 18 months, 24 controls remained stable (sCON, 70...
March 13, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287486/cyp1a2-genotype-variations-do-not-modify-the-benefits-and-drawbacks-of-caffeine-during-exercise-a-pilot-study
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Juan J Salinero, Beatriz Lara, Diana Ruiz-Vicente, Francisco Areces, Carlos Puente-Torres, César Gallo-Salazar, Teodoro Pascual, Juan Del Coso
Previous investigations have determined that some individuals have minimal or even ergolytic performance effects after caffeine ingestion. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of the genetic variations of the CYP1A2 gene on the performance enhancement effects of ingesting a moderate dose of caffeine. In a double-blind randomized experimental design, 21 healthy active participants (29.3 ± 7.7 years) ingested 3 mg of caffeine per kg of body mass or a placebo in testing sessions separated by one week...
March 11, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276980/caffeine-cravings-impair-memory-and-metacognition
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Matthew A Palmer, James D Sauer, Angus Ling, Joshua Riza
Cravings for food and other substances can impair cognition. We extended previous research by testing the effects of caffeine cravings on cued-recall and recognition memory tasks, and on the accuracy of judgements of learning (JOLs; predicted future recall) and feeling-of-knowing (FOK; predicted future recognition for items that cannot be recalled). Participants (N = 55) studied word pairs (POND-BOOK) and completed a cued-recall test and a recognition test. Participants made JOLs prior to the cued-recall test and FOK judgements prior to the recognition test...
February 16, 2017: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272095/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-substance-use-disorders-a-systematic-review-of-scientific-literature
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Matteo Lupi, Giovanni Martinotti, Rita Santacroce, Eduardo Cinosi, Maria Carlucci, Stefano Marini, Tiziano Acciavatti, Massimo di Giannantonio
INTRODUCTION: New treatment options such as noninvasive brain stimulation have been recently explored in the field of substance use disorders (SUDs), including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). OBJECTIVES: In light of this, we have performed a review of the scientific literature to assess efficacy and technical and methodological issues resulting from applying tDCS to the field of SUDs. METHODS: Our analysis highlighted the following selection criteria: clinical studies on tDCS and SUDs (alcohol, caffeine, cannabis, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and nicotine)...
March 8, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268615/soft-drink-effects-on-sensorimotor-rhythm-brain-computer-interface-performance-and-resting-state-spectral-power
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John Mundahl, Jianjun Meng, Jeffrey He, Bin He
Brain-computer interface (BCI) systems allow users to directly control computers and other machines by modulating their brain waves. In the present study, we investigated the effect of soft drinks on resting state (RS) EEG signals and BCI control. Eight healthy human volunteers each participated in three sessions of BCI cursor tasks and resting state EEG. During each session, the subjects drank an unlabeled soft drink with either sugar, caffeine, or neither ingredient. A comparison of resting state spectral power shows a substantial decrease in alpha and beta power after caffeine consumption relative to control...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268230/multiple-causes-of-hyponatremia-a-case-report
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Tijana Icin, Milica Medic-Stojanoska, Tatjana Ilic, Vladimir Kuzmanovic, Bojan Vukovic, Ivanka Percic, Branka Kovacev-Zavisic
OBJECTIVE: To present a case with four potential different causes of hyponatremia. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: The patient presented with the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dark urine after taking large amounts of fluids that included alcohol and caffeine. Performed laboratory, microbiological and morphological examination revealed the existence of severe hyponatremia and acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis. The patient developed acute symptomatic seizures and coma...
March 7, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267210/skin-delivery-of-hydrophilic-molecules-from-liposomes-and-polysaccharide-coated-liposomes
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Nabila Belhaj, Elmira Arab-Tehrany, Estelle Loing, Carine Bézivin
Liposomes are commonly used in cosmetic formulations to increase the bioavailability of active ingredients. We have previously shown that polysaccharide coating of liposomes improves their resistance to surfactants and electrolytes. In the current study, we have assessed the impact of coating on the skin penetration enhancer properties of liposomes. The physicochemical properties of coated liposomes (Ionosomes(™) ) were evaluated before and after encapsulation of two different hydrophilic molecules (caffeine and a hexapeptide), and compared to those observed with non-coated liposomes...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257018/a-13-c-solid-state-nmr-investigation-of-four-cocrystals-of-caffeine-and-theophylline
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Nicolas J Vigilante, Manish A Mehta
We report an analysis of the (13)C solid-state NMR chemical shift data in a series of four cocrystals involving two active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) mimics (caffeine and theophylline) and two diacid coformers (malonic acid and glutaric acid). Within this controlled set, we make comparisons of the isotropic chemical shifts and the principal values of the chemical shift tensor. The dispersion at 14.1 T (600 MHz (1)H) shows crystallographic splittings in some of the resonances in the magic angle spinning spectra...
March 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section C, Structural Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249192/occurrence-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-in-effluent-dominated-saudi-arabian-coastal-waters-of-the-red-sea
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Aasim M Ali, Helene Thorsen Rønning, Walied Alarif, Roland Kallenborn, Sultan S Al-Lihaibi
The occurrence of selected pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and the pesticide atrazine were investigated in seawater samples collected from stations located at effluent dominated sites in the Saudi Arabian coastal waters of the Red Sea. PPCPs were analysed using solid phase extraction (SPE) followed by high performance liquid chromatography - tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). A multi component method for the ultra-trace level quantification of 13 target PPCPs in Seawater was developed and validated for the here performed study...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243061/antioxidant-compounds-and-activities-of-the-stem-flower-and-leaf-extracts-of-the-anti-smoking-thai-medicinal-plant-vernonia-cinerea-less
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Nitinet Ketsuwan, Jirakrit Leelarungrayub, Suchart Kothan, Supawatchara Singhatong
Vernonia cinerea (VC) Less has been proposed as a medicinal plant with interesting activities, such as an aid for smoking cessation worldwide. Despite its previous clinical success in smoking cessation by exhibiting reduced oxidative stress, it has not been approved. The aim of this study was to investigate various antioxidant activity and active compounds that have not been approved, including the protective activity in human red blood cells (RBCs), from the stem, flower, and leaf extracts of VC Less in vitro...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235857/combined-long-term-caffeine-intake-and-exercise-inhibits-the-development-of-diabetic-nephropathy-in-oletf-rats
#20
Masato Suzuki, Daisuke Shindo, Ryuichiro Suzuki, Yoshiaki Shirataki, Hidefumi Waki
This study was performed to examine the effects of long-term caffeine-intake, with and without exercise, on the progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN) in an obese diabetic rat model. Thirty-two male Otsuka Long Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats were assigned to sedentary (OLETF-Sed), exercise (OLETF-Ex), caffeine-intake (OLETF-Caf), and combined (OLETF-Caf & Ex) groups. Caffeine-intake groups were fed rat chow containing caffeine (90.7 ± 4.7 mg/kg/day). The OLETF-Ex and OLETF-Caf & Ex groups were able to run voluntarily at any time using a rotatory wheel...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
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