Because of the materials and dimensions of the surgical implants that underwent testing, these findings pertain to 61 additional similar implants.”
“Hypothyroidism can have a variety of presentations. ZD1839 manufacturer We report here a case of acquired hypothyroidism in a pediatric patient who first presented with bilateral supraclavicular swelling. Hypothyroidism and its presenting signs and symptoms are discussed with a focus on the less
common findings that can be associated with hypothyroidism in children.”
“In this paper, poly (amidoamine-co-acrylic acid) copolymer (PAC) was synthesized and its dye removal ability was investigated. The functional groups of PAC were studied using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR). Direct Red 31 (DR31), Direct Red 80 (DR80) and Acid Blue 25 (AB25) were used as model compounds. The effects of operational parameters such as adsorbent dosage, pH and salt on dye removal were evaluated. The isotherm and kinetics of dye adsorption were studied. The maximum dye adsorption capacity (Q(0)) of PAC was 3400 mg/g. 3448 mg/g and 3500 mg/g for DR31, DR80 and AB25, respectively.
It was found that adsorption of DR31, DR80 and AB25 onto PAC followed with Langmuir isotherm. Adsorption kinetics of dyes followed pseudo-second order kinetics. Dye desorption tests (adsorbent regeneration) showed that the maximum dye release of 88% for DR31, 90% for DR80 and 86% for AB25 were achieved in aqueous solution at pH 12. The results showed that the PAC as a polymeric adsorbent Emricasan with high dye adsorption capacity might be a suitable alternative to remove dyes Silmitasertib cell line from colored wastewater. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.”
“Background: We sought to investigate the relationship between infarct and dyssynchrony post-myocardial infarct (MI), in a porcine model. Mechanical dyssynchrony post-MI is associated with left ventricular (LV) remodeling and increased mortality.
Methods: Cine, gadolinium-contrast, and tagged cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) were performed pre-MI, 9 +/- 2 days (early post-MI), and 33 +/- 10 days (late post-MI) post-MI in 6 pigs to characterize cardiac morphology, location and extent of MI, and regional mechanics.
LV mechanics were assessed by circumferential strain (eC). Electro-anatomic mapping (EAM) was performed within 24 hrs of CMR and prior to sacrifice.
Results: Mean infarct size was 21 +/- 4% of LV volume with evidence of post-MI remodeling. Global eC significantly decreased post MI (-27 +/- 1.6% vs. -18 +/- 2.5% (early) and -17 +/- 2.7% (late), p < 0.0001) with no significant change in peri-MI and MI segments between early and late time-points. Time to peak strain (TTP) was significantly longer in MI, compared to normal and peri-MI segments, both early (440 +/- 40 ms vs. 329 +/- 40 ms and 332 +/- 36 ms, respectively; p = 0.0002) and late post-MI (442 +/- 63 ms vs. 321 +/- 40 ms and 355 +/- 61 ms, respectively; p = 0.012).