A comparison of thyroid blockade strategies in paediatric 123I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine scanning: a dual centre study

Conclusion Potassium iodate blockade is more efficacious compared with potassium perchlorate within the cohort observed. Both visual and quantitative data indicate that potassium iodate given at 30–60 min before 123I-mIBG injection provides comparable blockade effectiveness to lengthier administrations, suggesting that a single dose is well tolerated and practical.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

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Background Due to aging and medication interferences, a wide range of motor, sensory, and cognitive skills that are imperative for driving are affected in older adults. Though on-road tests are most indicative of driving ability, they are costly, stressfu...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Effect of Pd/Ce loading on the performance of Pd-Ce/γ-Al2O3 catalysts for toluene abatement. Chemosphere. 2020 Jul;251:126382 Authors: Ren S, Liang W, Li Q, Zhu Y Abstract A single metal Pd/γ-Al2O3 catalyst and a bimetallic Pd-Ce/γ-Al2O3 catalyst were prepared by the equal-volume impregnation method to investigate the effect of CeO2 loading on the catalytic oxidation of toluene. The specific surface area, surface morphology, and redox performance of the catalyst were characterized by N2 desorption, scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), X-ray phot...
Source: Chemosphere - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Chemosphere Source Type: research
In this study, carbon quantum dots (CQDs) were used to decorate a TiO2/g-C3N4 (TCN) film electrode. The morphological, optical, and electrochemical properties of the TiO2/g-C3N4/CQDs nanorod arrays (TCNC NRAs) film were investigated using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), photoluminescence (PL), and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The improved optical properties, photoelectrochemical properties and photoelectrocatalytic (PEC) performance of photoanode can be observed by doping CQDs onto the TCN NRAs film. Compared with Ti...
Source: Chemosphere - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Chemosphere Source Type: research
In this study, the resistant bacterial flora was screened from activated sludge and immobilized by sodium alginate (SAB). Nano-Fe3O4 was coated on biochar (BC@Fe3O4) to prevent agglomerating in soil. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) were utilized to characterize BC@Fe3O4. Results demonstrated that the treatment of biochemical system (SAB + BC@Fe3O4 + PS) presented the maximum degradation rate about 92.56% within 24 days of incubation and improved soil microecology. The 16S rDNA sequences analysis of soil microorganisms showed a significantly different abundance and a simila...
Source: Environmental Pollution - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Pollut Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2020Source: Food HydrocolloidsAuthor(s): V.L. Cenini, L. Gallagher, G. McKerr, N.A. McCarthy, D.J. McSweeney, M.A.E. Auty, B.M.G. O'Hagan
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as Marta Otero In view of the valorisation of the green microalga Scenedesmus obliquus biomass, it was used for the biosorption of two nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, namely salicylic acid and ibuprofen, from water. Microalgae biomass was characterized, namely by the determination of the point of zero charge (pHPZC), by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) analysis, simultaneous thermal analysis (STA) and scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM/EDS). Kinetic and equilibrium batch experiments were carried out and results were found to fit the pseudo-second order equation and the Langm...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsWhole-body physiologically based pharmacokinetic models of metformin and cimetidine were built and qualified for the prediction of metformin pharmacokinetics during drug –gene interaction, drug–drug interaction, and different stages of renal disease. The model files will be freely available in the Open Systems Pharmacology model repository. Current guidelines for metformin treatment of renally impaired patients should be reviewed to avoid overdosing in CKD3 and to allow metformin therapy of CKD4 patients.
Source: Clinical Pharmacokinetics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: NAE associated with anti-TNFα antibodies in pediatric IBD are rare. In severe NAE, we recommend to discontinue anti-TNFα therapy and to consider alternative treatment.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Source Type: research
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Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Dominic Cummings Politics UK news Coronavirus outbreak Science Conservatives Boris Johnson Source Type: news
Conclusion: COVID-19 mainly affects the lower lobes of the lungs. GGO and consolidation in the lung periphery is the imaging hallmark in patients with COVID-19 infection. Absence of bronchiectasis, solitary nodules, cavitation, calcifications, tree-in-bud appearance, and reversed halo-sign indicates that these features are not common findings, at least in the earlier stages. PMID: 32440666 [PubMed]
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
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