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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778078/an-effective-and-low-cost-carbon-based-clean-up-method-for-pcdd-fs-and-pcbs-analysis-in-food
#1
Kleopatra Kedikoglou, Danae Costopoulou, Irene Vassiliadou, Evangelos Bakeas, Leondios Leondiadis
Sample preparation is of critical importance in dioxin analysis of food and feed samples. It is a complex procedure that includes lipid extraction followed by the application of chromatographic separation techniques, aiming in removing undesirable interferences from the matrix. The separation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is achieved by carbon-based materials which should have high fat capacity in order to be suitable for lipid-containing matrices...
May 7, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777795/sirna-in-ovarian-cancer-delivery-strategies-and-targets-for-therapy
#2
REVIEW
Dirk van den Brand, Vicky Mertens, Leon F A G Massuger, Roland Brock
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal gynecological malignancy, and the sixth leading cause of cancer related death in women overall. Despite improved surgical techniques and advances in chemotherapy, mortality hardly decreased over the last twenty years. The major problem is that (micro)metastases persevere in the abdominal cavity, causing incurable tumor recurrence. Therefore, there is an imminent need for new therapeutic strategies. Oligonucleotide (ON) based therapies such as RNA interference (RNAi) provide the possibility to specifically address disease-related pathways...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777650/modeling-dengue-vector-population-using-remotely-sensed-data-and-machine-learning
#3
Juan M Scavuzzo, Francisco Trucco, Manuel Espinosa, Carolina B Tauro, Marcelo Abril, Carlos M Scavuzzo, Alejandro C Frery
Mosquitoes are vectors of many human diseases. In particular, Aedes ægypti (Linnaeus) is the main vector for Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika viruses in Latin America and it represents a global threat. Public health policies that aim at combating this vector require dependable and timely information, which is usually expensive to obtain with field campaigns. For this reason, several efforts have been done to use remote sensing due to its reduced cost. The present work includes the temporal modeling of the oviposition activity (measured weekly on 50 ovitraps in a north Argentinean city) of Aedes ægypti (Linnaeus), based on time series of data extracted from operational earth observation satellite images...
May 16, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777636/vntr-analysis-demonstrates-new-patterns-and-high-genetic-diversity-of-leptospira-sp-of-animal-origin-in-brazil
#4
Lauren Hubert Jaeger, Ana Paula Loureiro, Walter Lilenbaum
Leptospirosis is a worldwide zoonosis with a broad host range, including humans and domestic and wild animals. The taxonomic classification of Leptospira species is complex. More recently several molecular tools have been employed in the attempt to group the different strains of leptospires. The objective of the present study was the genetic characterization of Brazilian Leptospira sp. isolates obtained from wild and domestic animals. The genotyping of the strains was performed by the VNTR technique, using the L...
May 19, 2018: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777422/patellofemoral-cartilage-repair
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REVIEW
Alexandre Barbieri Mestriner, Jakob Ackermann, Andreas H Gomoll
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides an overview of well-established and newly developed cartilage repair techniques for cartilage defects in the patellofemoral joint (PFJ). An algorithm will be presented for approaching cartilage defects considering the distinct anatomy of both the patellar and trochlear articular surfaces. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies on cartilage repair in the PFJ have demonstrated improved outcomes in an attempt to delay or obviate the need for arthroplasty, and improve symptoms in young patients...
May 18, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777403/correction-to-clinical-outcomes-and-evaluation-of-laparoscopic-proximal-gastrectomy-with-double-flap-technique-for-early-gastric-cancer-in-the-upper-third-of-the-stomach
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Masaru Hayami, Naoki Hiki, Souya Nunobe, Shinji Mine, Manabu Ohashi, Koshi Kumagai, Satoshi Ida, Masayuki Watanabe, Takeshi Sano, Toshiharu Yamaguchi
In the original article on page 1636, first line, the reference cited for Kamikawa et al. is incorrect. The correct reference is as follows: Kamikawa YKT, Kamiyama S, Satomoto K. A new procedure of esophagogastrostomy to prevent reflux following proximal gastrectomy (in Japanese). Shoukakigeka. 2001;24:1053-60.
May 17, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777372/cardiac-surgery-2017-reviewed
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REVIEW
Torsten Doenst, Hristo Kirov, Alexandros Moschovas, David Gonzalez-Lopez, Rauf Safarov, Mahmoud Diab, Steffen Bargenda, Gloria Faerber
For the year 2017, more than 21,000 published references can be found in PubMed when entering the search term "cardiac surgery". This review focusses on conventional cardiac surgery, considering the new interventional techniques only if they were directly compared to classic techniques but also entails aspects of perioperative intensive care management. The publications last year provided a plethora of new and interesting information that helped to quantify classic surgical treatment effects and provided new guidelines for the management of structural heart disease, which made comparisons to interventional techniques easier...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777357/optimizing-the-image-of-fluorescence-cholangiography-using-icg-a-systematic-review-and-ex-vivo-experiments
#8
Jacqueline van den Bos, Fokko P Wieringa, Nicole D Bouvy, Laurents P S Stassen
BACKGROUND: Though often only briefly described in the literature, there are clearly factors that have an influence on the fluorescence intensity, and thereby the usefulness of the technique. This article aims to provide an overview of the factors influencing the fluorescence intensity of fluorescence imaging with Indocyanine green, primarily focussed on NIRF guided cholangiography. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted to gain an overview of currently used methods in NIRF imaging in laparoscopic cholecystectomies...
May 18, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777194/the-bony-labyrinth-of-toothed-whales-reflects-both-phylogeny-and-habitat-preferences
#9
Loïc Costeur, Camille Grohé, Gabriel Aguirre-Fernández, Eric Ekdale, Georg Schulz, Bert Müller, Bastien Mennecart
The inner ear of toothed whales (odontocetes) is known to have evolved particular shapes related to their abilities to echolocate and move under water. While the origin of these capacities is now more and more examined, thanks to new imaging techniques, little is still known about how informative inner ear shape could be to tackle phylogenetic issues or questions pertaining to the habitat preferences of extinct species. Here we show that the shape of the bony labyrinth of toothed whales provides key information both about phylogeny and habitat preferences (freshwater versus coastal and fully marine habitats)...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777154/calcimimetic-acts-on-enteric-neuronal-casr-to-reverse-cholera-toxin-induced-intestinal-electrolyte-secretion
#10
Lieqi Tang, Lingli Jiang, Megan E McIntyre, Ekaterina Petrova, Sam X Cheng
Treatment of acute secretory diarrheal illnesses remains a global challenge. Enterotoxins produce secretion through direct epithelial action and indirectly by activating enteric nervous system (ENS). Using a microperfused colonic crypt technique, we have previously shown that R568, a calcimimetic that activates the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), can act on intestinal epithelium and reverse cholera toxin-induced fluid secretion. In the present study, using the Ussing chamber technique in conjunction with a tissue-specific knockout approach, we show that the effects of cholera toxin and CaSR agonists on electrolyte secretion by the intestine can also be attributed to opposing actions of the toxin and CaSR on the activity of the ENS...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777141/quantum-optically-enhanced-storm-quest-for-multi-emitter-localization
#11
Marc Aßmann
Super-resolution imaging has introduced new capabilities to investigate processes at the nanometer scale by optical means. However, most super-resolution techniques require either sparse excitation of few emitters or analysis of high-order cumulants in order to identify several emitters in close vicinity. Here, we present an approach that draws upon methods from quantum optics to perform localization super-resolution imaging of densely packed emitters and determine their number automatically: Quantum-optically enhanced STORM (QUEST)...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777128/comparison-of-the-serum-metabolic-signatures-based-on-1-h-nmr-between-patients-and-a-rat-model-of-deep-vein-thrombosis
#12
Jie Cao, Qian-Qian Jin, Gui-Ming Wang, Hong-Lin Dong, Yong-Ming Feng, Jun-Sheng Tian, Ke-Ming Yun, Ying-Yuan Wang, Jun-Hong Sun
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) have high morbidity, reduce quality of life, and can cause death. Biomarkers or genetic risk factors have not been identified in patients with DVT. In present study, serum of 61 patients suffering from DVT and a rat DVT model (n = 10) were assayed by a proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1 H NMR) metabolomics technique combing with multivariate statistical analysis to identify the metabolites. The MetPA platform was used to identify differences in the metabolic pathways between the rat model and patients...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776894/amyloid-pet-in-neurodegenerative-diseases-with-dementia
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V Camacho, A Gómez-Grande, P Sopena, D García-Solís, M Gómez Río, C Lorenzo, S Rubí, J Arbizu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative condition characterized by progressive cognitive decline and memory loss, and is the most common form of dementia. Amyloid plaques with neurofibrillary tangles are a neuropathological hallmark of AD that produces synaptic dysfunction and culminates later in neuronal loss. Amyloid PET is a useful, available and non-invasive technique that provides in vivo information about the cortical amyloid burden. In the latest revised criteria for the diagnosis of AD biomarkers were defined and integrated: pathological and diagnostic biomarkers (increased retention on fibrillar amyloid PET or decreased Aβ1-42 and increased T-Tau or P-Tau in CSF) and neurodegeneration or topographical biomarkers (temporoparietal hypometabolism on 18 F-FDG PET and temporal atrophy on MRI)...
May 15, 2018: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776404/revisiting-out-of-pocket-requirements-trends-in-spending-financial-access-barriers-and-policy-in-ten-high-income-countries
#14
Thomas Rice, Wilm Quentin, Anders Anell, Andrew J Barnes, Pauline Rosenau, Lynn Y Unruh, Ewout van Ginneken
BACKGROUND: Countries rely on out-of-pocket (OOP) spending to different degrees and employ varying techniques. The article examines trends in OOP spending in ten high-income countries since 2000, and analyzes their relationship to self-assessed barriers to accessing health care services. The countries are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. METHODS: Data from three sources are employed: OECD statistics, the Commonwealth Fund survey of individuals in each of ten countries, and country-specific documents on health care policies...
May 18, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775954/a-new-methodology-based-on-functional-principal-component-analysis-to-study-postural-stability-post-stroke
#15
M Luz Sánchez-Sánchez, Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Silvia Mena-Del Horno, Enrique Viosca-Herrero, Celedonia Igual-Camacho, Beatriz Gisbert-Morant
BACKGROUND: A major goal in stroke rehabilitation is the establishment of more effective physical therapy techniques to recover postural stability. Functional Principal Component Analysis provides greater insight into recovery trends. However, when missing values exist, obtaining functional data presents some difficulties. The purpose of this study was to reveal an alternative technique for obtaining the Functional Principal Components without requiring the conversion to functional data beforehand and to investigate this methodology to determine the effect of specific physical therapy techniques in balance recovery trends in elderly subjects with hemiplegia post-stroke...
May 5, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775952/molecular-simulation-and-experimental-validation-of-resorcinol-adsorption-on-ordered-mesoporous-carbon-omc
#16
Zaki Uddin Ahmad, Bing Chao, Mas Iwan Konggidinata, Qiyu Lian, Mark E Zappi, Daniel Dianchen Gang
Numerous research works have been devoted in the adsorption area using experimental approaches. All these approaches are based on trial and error process and extremely time consuming. Molecular simulation technique is a new tool that can be used to design and predict the performance of an adsorbent. This research proposed a simulation technique that can greatly reduce the time in designing the adsorbent. In this study, a new Rhombic ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) model is proposed and constructed with various pore sizes and oxygen contents using Materials Visualizer Module to optimize the structure of OMC for resorcinol adsorption...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775912/an-accurate-sleep-stages-classification-system-using-a-new-class-of-optimally-time-frequency-localized-three-band-wavelet-filter-bank
#17
Manish Sharma, Deepanshu Goyal, P V Achuth, U Rajendra Acharya
Sleep related disorder causes diminished quality of lives in human beings. Sleep scoring or sleep staging is the process of classifying various sleep stages which helps to detect the quality of sleep. The identification of sleep-stages using electroencephalogram (EEG) signals is an arduous task. Just by looking at an EEG signal, one cannot determine the sleep stages precisely. Sleep specialists may make errors in identifying sleep stages by visual inspection. To mitigate the erroneous identification and to reduce the burden on doctors, a computer-aided EEG based system can be deployed in the hospitals, which can help identify the sleep stages, correctly...
May 10, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775637/modified-resin-infiltration-of-non-micro-and-cavitated-proximal-caries-lesions-in-vitro
#18
H Askar, F Schwendicke, J Lausch, H Meyer-Lueckel, S Paris
OBJECTIVE: Infiltrant resin (IR) is currently indicated for non-cavitated caries lesions. However, modifying the technique might expand its indication spectrum to micro-cavitated lesions. The present study aimed to evaluate the penetration/filling ability of a newly developed micro-filled infiltrant resin (MFIR) in non-, micro- and cavitated natural caries lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Proximal lesions in 120 extracted human teeth with ICDAS-2 (n = 30), 3 (n = 45) and 5 (n = 45) lesions were etched with 15% hydrochloric acid gel for 2 min and allocated to one of the following treatments; IR: lesions (ICDAS-2, 3 and 5; each n = 15) were treated with commercial infiltrant resin for 3 min...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775605/outcomes-of-planned-2-stage-hybrid-aortic-repair-with-dacron-replaced-proximal-landing-zone
#19
David N Ranney, Babatunde A Yerokun, Ehsan Benrashid, Muath Bishawi, Adam Williams, Richard L McCann, G Chad Hughes
BACKGROUND: Results of hybrid arch repair (HAR) utilizing native zone 0 proximal landing zone (PLZ) have been unsatisfactory in many series, especially in the setting of ascending aortic dilation (>4.0 cm). This study reports early and late outcomes of planned 2-stage HAR with open 1st stage proximal aortic replacement (PAR) followed by 2nd stage thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) with PLZ within the Dacron replaced zone 0. METHODS: N=34 patients underwent planned 2-stage HAR between 1/2006-8/2017...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775279/plasma-jet-printing-and-in-situ-reduction-of-highly-acidic-graphene-oxide
#20
Avishek Dey, Satheesh Krishnamurthy, James Bowen, Dennis Nordlund, M Meyyappan, Ram P Gandhiraman
Miniaturisation of electronic devices and the advancement of Internet of things pose exciting challenges to develop technologies for patterned deposition of functional nanomaterials. Printed and flexible electronic devices and energy storage devices can be embedded onto clothing or other flexible surfaces. Graphene oxide (GO) has gained much attention in printed electronics due its solution processability, robustness and high electrical conductivity in the reduced state. Here we introduce a new approach to print GO films from highly acidic suspensions with in-situ reduction using an atmospheric pressure plasma jet...
May 18, 2018: ACS Nano
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