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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150782/nitrous-oxide-added-at-the-end-of-isoflurane-anesthesia-hastens-early-recovery-without-increasing-the-risk-for-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Boris Mraovic, Tatjana Simurina, Tong J Gan
BACKGROUND: Nitrous oxide (N2O) has been reported to increase the risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in a dose-dependent manner. We investigated the effect of adding N2O at the end of isoflurane inhalational anesthesia on the recovery and incidence of PONV. Our hypothesis was that N2O would reduce the time to early recovery without increasing the incidence of PONV. METHODS: After obtaining ethics committee approval and written informed consent, 100 women at American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-III and scheduled for laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy were randomized into two groups (G) according to the carrier gas: GO2 (air in 30% oxygen) and GN2O (the same mixture until the last 30 min of surgery, when 70% N2O in 30% oxygen was used)...
November 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148744/the-fundamental-noninnocent-role-of-water-for-the-hydrogenation-of-nitrous-oxide-by-pnp-pincer-ru-based-catalysts
#2
Jesús A Luque-Urrutia, Albert Poater
The hydrogenation of nitrous oxide by PNP pincer ruthenium complexes supposes a promising way to functionalize a hazardous gas and reduce the greenhouse effect, generating dinitrogen and water. Here, by DFT calculations we describe not only the whole mechanism for such a green transformation but we unravel the fundamental role of water, without which the reaction could not go forward. Water assists mandatorily in the H transfer to generate the hydroxyl group together with the release of dinitrogen.
November 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145764/plasma-corticosterone-epinephrine-and-norepinephrine-levels-increase-during-administration-of-nitrous-oxide-in-rats
#3
Salwa Al-Noori, Andreas Cimpan, Zoe Maltzer, Karl J Kaiyala, Douglas S Ramsay
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a gaseous drug with abuse potential. Despite its common clinical use, little is known about whether N2O administration activates the HPA axis and/or the sympathetic adrenomedullary system. The goal of this study was to determine whether 60% N2O alters plasma concentrations of corticosterone (CORT), epinephrine (EPI), and norepinephrine (NE) in male Long-Evans rats. A gas-tight swivel assembly in the lid of a gas administration chamber allowed the remote collection of blood samples from an indwelling jugular vein catheter at four time-points: baseline and at 30, 60, and 120 min during a two-hour administration of 60% N2O...
November 16, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144292/the-response-of-nitrous-oxide-emissions-to-different-operating-conditions-in-activated-sludge-wastewater-treatment-plants-in-southeastern-brazil
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Renato P Ribeiro, Rodrigo F Bueno, Roque P Piveli, Débora C Kligerman, William Z de Mello, Jaime L M Oliveira
The continuous measurements of N2O emissions from the aeration tanks of three activated sludge wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) operated with biological nitrogen removal (BNR) and non-BNR were performed during the different operating conditions of several parameters, such as aeration, dissolved oxygen (DO) profiling and organic shock loading (with landfill leachate). The nitrification process is the main driving force behind N2O emission peaks. There are indications that the variation of the air flow rate influenced N2O emissions; high N2O emissions denote over-aeration conditions or incomplete nitrification, with accumulation of NO2(-) concentrations...
November 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142241/diverse-marinimicrobia-bacteria-may-mediate-coupled-biogeochemical-cycles-along-eco-thermodynamic-gradients
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Alyse K Hawley, Masaru K Nobu, Jody J Wright, W Evan Durno, Connor Morgan-Lang, Brent Sage, Patrick Schwientek, Brandon K Swan, Christian Rinke, Monica Torres-Beltrán, Keith Mewis, Wen-Tso Liu, Ramunas Stepanauskas, Tanja Woyke, Steven J Hallam
Microbial communities drive biogeochemical cycles through networks of metabolite exchange that are structured along energetic gradients. As energy yields become limiting, these networks favor co-metabolic interactions to maximize energy disequilibria. Here we apply single-cell genomics, metagenomics, and metatranscriptomics to study bacterial populations of the abundant "microbial dark matter" phylum Marinimicrobia along defined energy gradients. We show that evolutionary diversification of major Marinimicrobia clades appears to be closely related to energy yields, with increased co-metabolic interactions in more deeply branching clades...
November 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136531/long-term-effects-of-contrasting-tillage-on-soil-organic-carbon-nitrous-oxide-and-ammonia-emissions-in-a-mediterranean-vertisol-under-different-crop-sequences
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Giuseppe Badagliacca, Emilio Benítez, Gaetano Amato, Luigi Badalucco, Dario Giambalvo, Vito Armando Laudicina, Paolo Ruisi
This 2-year study aimed to verify whether the continuous application of no tillage (NT) for over 20years, in comparison with conventional tillage (CT), affects nitrous oxide (N2O) and ammonia (NH3) emissions from a Vertisol and, if so, whether such an effect varies with crop sequence (continuous wheat, WW and wheat after faba bean, FW). To shed light on the mechanisms involved in determining N-gas emissions, soil bulk density, water filled pore space (WFPS), some carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) pools, denitrifying enzyme activity (DEA), and nitrous oxide reductase gene abundance (nosZ gene) were also assessed at 0-15 and 15-30cm soil depth...
November 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128773/evaluation-of-potassium-thiosulfate-as-a-nitrification-inhibitor-to-reduce-nitrous-oxide-emissions
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Zejiang Cai, Suduan Gao, Minggang Xu, Bradley D Hanson
Potassium thiosulfate (KTS, K2S2O3) has been shown to function as a nitrification inhibitor, thus has the potential to reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and play an important role in effective N management. The objective of this research was to determine the potential effects of KTS on N2O emissions and N transformation processes in comparison with commercial N transformation inhibitors (stabilizers). A laboratory incubation experiment was conducted using urea and ammonium nitrate (UAN) applied at 150mgNkg(-1) in a Hanford sandy loam soil (coarse-loamy, mixed, superactive, nonacid, thermic Typic Xerorthents)...
November 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128121/occurrence-of-greenhouse-gases-in-the-aquifers-of-the-walloon-region-belgium
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Anna Jurado, Alberto V Borges, Estanislao Pujades, Vivien Hakoun, Joël Otten, Kay Knöller, Serge Brouyère
This work aims to (1) identify the most conductive conditions for the generation of greenhouses gases (GHGs) in groundwater (e.g., hydrogeological contexts and geochemical processes) and (2) evaluate the indirect emissions of GHGs from groundwater at a regional scale in Wallonia (Belgium). To this end, nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations and the stable isotopes of nitrate (NO3(-)) and sulphate were monitored in 12 aquifers of the Walloon Region (Belgium). The concentrations of GHGs range from 0...
November 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127600/a-review-of-current-and-emerging-approaches-to-pain-management-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Knox H Todd
INTRODUCTION: Pain is the most common symptom prompting an emergency department visit and emergency physicians are responsible for managing both acute pain and acute exacerbations of chronic pain resulting from a broad range of illnesses and injuries. The responsibility to treat must be balanced by the duty to limit harm resulting from analgesics. In recent years, opioid-related adverse effects, including overdose and deaths, have increased dramatically in the USA. In response to the US opioid crisis, emergency physicians have broadened their analgesic armamentarium to include a variety of non-opioid approaches...
December 2017: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122343/seasonal-variations-of-nitrous-oxide-fluxes-and-soil-denitrification-rates-in-subtropical-freshwater-and-brackish-tidal-marshes-of-the-min-river-estuary
#10
Xuming Wang, Minjie Hu, Hongchang Ren, Jiabing Li, Chuan Tong, Ronald S Musenze
Estuarine tidal marshes provide favorable conditions for nitrous oxide (N2O) production. Saltwater intrusion caused by sea-level rise would exert complex effects on the production and emission of N2O in estuarine tidal marshes; however, few studies have been conducted on its effects on N2O emissions. Salinity gradients are a common occurrence in estuarine tidal marshes. Studies on production and emission of N2O in tidal marshes with different salinities may elucidate the impact of saltwater intrusion on the emission of greenhouse gases...
November 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121579/a-process-oriented-hydro-biogeochemical-model-enabling-simulation-of-gaseous-carbon-and-nitrogen-emissions-and-hydrologic-nitrogen-losses-from-a-subtropical-catchment
#11
Wei Zhang, Yong Li, Bo Zhu, Xunhua Zheng, Chunyan Liu, Jialiang Tang, Fang Su, Chong Zhang, Xiaotang Ju, Jia Deng
Quantification of nitrogen losses and net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from catchments is essential for evaluating the sustainability of ecosystems. However, the hydrologic processes without lateral flows hinder the application of biogeochemical models to this challenging task. To solve this issue, we developed a coupled hydrological and biogeochemical model, Catchment Nutrients Management Model - DeNitrification-DeComposition Model (CNMM-DNDC), to include both vertical and lateral mass flows. By incorporating the core biogeochemical processes (including decomposition, nitrification, denitrification and fermentation) of the DNDC into the spatially distributed hydrologic framework of the CNMM, the simulation of lateral water flows and their influences on nitrogen transportation can be realized...
November 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120939/clinical-signs-and-electroencephalographic-patterns-of-emergence-from-sevoflurane-anaesthesia-in-children-an-observational-study
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Laura Cornelissen, Carolina Donado, Johanna M Lee, Norah E Liang, Ian Mills, Andrea Tou, Aykut Bilge, Charles B Berde
BACKGROUND: Few studies have systematically described relationships between clinical-behavioural signs, electroencephalographic (EEG) patterns and age during emergence from anaesthesia in young children. OBJECTIVE: To identify the relationships between end-tidal sevoflurane (ETsevoflurane) concentration, age and frontal EEG spectral properties in predicting recovery of clinical-behavioural signs during emergence from sevoflurane in children 0 to 3 years of age, with and without exposure to nitrous oxide...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120005/peripheral-neuropathy-due-to-recreational-use-of-nitrous-oxide-presenting-after-an-ankle-sprain-with-foot-drop
#13
Jackson A Middleton, John A Roffers
A 22-year-old man was referred for orthopedic follow-up after an ankle injury. Initial evaluation in urgent care included radiographs with negative findings. After a delayed presentation, a course of functional treatment was recommended. Subsequently, he developed a deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli. He was found to be factor V Leiden deficient and was fully anticoagulated on warfarin. Later reevaluation revealed a steppage gait and foot drop. Electrodiagnostic studies (ie, electromyography and nerve conduction studies) revealed a severe peripheral polyneuropathy...
November 8, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117229/effects-of-tillage-practice-on-soil-structure-n2o-emissions-and-economics-in-cereal-production-under-current-socio-economic-conditions-in-central-bosnia-and-herzegovina
#14
Ognjen Žurovec, Bishal Kumar Sitaula, Hamid Čustović, Jasminka Žurovec, Peter Dörsch
Conservation tillage is expected to have a positive effect on soil physical properties, soil Carbon (C) storage, while reducing fuel, labour and machinery costs. However, reduced tillage could increase soil nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and offset the expected gains from increased C sequestration. To date, conservation tillage is barely practiced or studied in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH). Here, we report a field study on the short-term effects of reduced (RT) and no tillage (NT) on N2O emission dynamics, yield-scaled N2O emissions, soil structure and the economics of cereal production, as compared with conventional tillage (CT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116768/greenhouse-gas-dynamics-in-a-salt-wedge-estuary-revealed-by-high-resolution-cavity-ring-down-spectroscopy-observations
#15
Douglas R Tait, Damien Troy Maher, Wei Wen Wong, Isaac R Santos, Mahmood Sadat-Noori, Ceylena Holloway, Perran Louis Miall Cook
Estuaries are an important source of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, but uncertainties remain in the flux rates and production pathways of greenhouse gases in these dynamic systems. This study performs simultaneous high resolution measurements of the three major greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) as well as carbon stable isotope ratios of carbon dioxide and methane, above and below the pycnocline along a salt wedge estuary (Yarra River estuary, Australia). We identified distinct zones of elevated greenhouse gas concentrations...
November 8, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116537/critical-analysis-of-excessive-utilization-of-crude-protein-in-ruminants-ration-impact-on-environmental-ecosystem-and-opportunities-of-supplementation-of-limiting-amino-acids-a-review
#16
Imtiaz Hussain Raja Abbasi, Farzana Abbasi, Mohamed E Abd El-Hack, Mervat A Abdel-Latif, Rab N Soomro, Khawar Hayat, Mohamed A E Mohamed, Bello M Bodinga, Junhu Yao, Yangchun Cao
Protein quality plays a key role than quantity in growth, production, and reproduction of ruminants. Application of high concentration of dietary crude protein (CP) did not balance the proportion of these limiting amino acids (AA) at duodenal digesta of high producing dairy cow. Thus, dietary supplementation of rumen-protected AA is recommended to sustain the physiological, productive, and reproductive performance of ruminants. Poor metabolism of high CP diets in rumen excretes excessive nitrogen (N) through urine and feces in the environment...
November 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114412/methylene-tetrahydrofolate-reductase-deficiency-the-hidden-risk-in-paediatric-anaesthesia
#17
Zeynep Nur Orhon, Emine Nursen Koltka, Sevil Tüfekçi, Çiğdem Buldağ, Alperen Kısa, Çiğdem Ulukaya Durakbaşa, Melek Çelik
Objective: Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder that results in increased homocysteine levels in the body. Hyperhomocysteinemia causes a predisposition to venous and arterial thrombosis and ischaemic insults. The incidence of the deficiency is around 40% in some countries. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of anaesthetic agents in children with MTHFR deficiency. Methods: Twelve paediatric patients with an MTHFR enzyme deficiency who underwent surgery in a ten-month period in a single centre were retrospectively evaluated...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114060/ethics-rounds-death-after-pediatric-dental-anesthesia-an-avoidable-tragedy
#18
Helen Lee, Peter Milgrom, Colleen E Huebner, Philip Weinstein, Wylie Burke, Erika Blacksher, John D Lantos
Early childhood caries (ECC) is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In the treatment of ECC, children are often given moderate sedation or general anesthesia. An estimated 100 000 to 250 000 pediatric dental sedations are performed annually in the United States. The most common medications are benzodiazepines, opioids, local anesthetics, and nitrous oxide. All are associated with serious adverse events, including hypoxemia, respiratory depression, airway obstruction, and death. There is no mandated reporting of adverse events or deaths, so we don't know how often these occur...
November 7, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112108/nitrous-oxide-70-for-procedural-analgosedation-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department-with-or-without-intranasal-fentanyl-analgesic-efficacy-and-adverse-events-if-combined-with-intranasal-fentanyl
#19
Michelle Seiler, Markus A Landolt, Georg Staubli
OBJECTIVES: Nitrous oxide 70% (N20 70%) is an excellent medication for procedural analgosedation in a pediatric emergency department. However, its analgesic efficacy remains uncertain for painful procedures; therefore, a combination with intranasal fentanyl (INF), an opioid, was suggested. This study aimed at observing and assessing the analgesic efficacy and rate of adverse events using N20 70% with and without INF. METHODS: Children who received N20 70% in a tertiary children's hospital emergency department from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 were included in this observational study with prospective data collection...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111244/can-conservation-tillage-reduce-n2o-emissions-on-cropland-transitioning-to-organic-vegetable-production
#20
Guihua Chen, Lauren Kolb, Michel A Cavigelli, Ray R Weil, Cerruti R R Hooks
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is an important greenhouse gas and a catalyst of stratospheric ozone decay. Agricultural soils are the source of 75% of anthropogenic N2O emissions globally. Recently, significant attention has been directed at examining effects of conservation tillage on carbon sequestration in agricultural systems. However, limited knowledge is available regarding how these practices impact N2O emissions, especially for organic vegetable production systems. In this context, a three-year study was conducted in a well-drained sandy loam field transitioning to organic vegetable production in the Mid-Atlantic coastal plain of USA to investigate impacts of conservation tillage [strip till (ST) and no-till (NT)] and conventional tillage (CT) [with black plastic mulch (CT-BP) and bare-ground (CT-BG)] on N2O emissions...
October 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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