Evaluation of the crushing ability using the micro-pressing technique, revealed a high positive correlation between compressibility index and oil extraction yield. OBs hydrodynamic diameter decreased with the increases of temperature or pH and was
negatively correlated to content in oleosins, the main structural OB proteins. OB INCB028050 stability was significantly affected by (i) genotype, the accessions with the lowest oil extraction levels displaying the most stable oil bodies, (ii) lowering the pH leading to OBs aggregation at pH lower than 7 and, (iii) the addition of divalent cations able to neutralize the negative charges on the OB surface. As far as genotypes characterized by the lowest oil extractability levels presented the most stable OBs, a link between seed extractability and OB stability could be suggested. Temperature, pH medium, and salt presence appearing to affect OB microstructure and suspension stability, could also be considered towards improvement of oil extraction efficiency. LY3039478 research buy (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.”
“OBJECTIVE: To describe the chest computed
tomography findings for severe influenza H1N1 infection in a series of hospitalized neutropenic cancer patients.
METHODS: We performed a retrospective systematic analysis of chest computed tomography scans for eight hospitalized patients with fever, neutropenia, and confirmed diagnoses of influenza H1N1. The clinical data had been prospectively collected.
RESULTS: Six of eight patients (75%) developed GSK2245840 purchase respiratory failure and required intensive care. Prolonged H1N1 shedding was observed in the three mechanically ventilated
patients, and overall hospital mortality in our series was 25%. The most frequent computed tomography findings were ground-glass opacity (all patients), consolidation (7/8 cases), and airspace nodules (6/8 cases) that were frequently moderate or severe. Other parenchymal findings were not common. Five patients had features of pneumonia, two had computed tomography findings compatible with bronchitis and/or bronchiolitis, and one had tomographic signs of chronicity.
CONCLUSION: In this series of neutropenic patients with severe influenza H1N1 infection, chest computed tomography demonstrated mainly moderate or severe parenchymatous disease, but bronchiolitis was not a common feature. These findings associated with febrile neutropenia should elicit a diagnosis of severe viral infection.”
“Background: Damage-control laparotomy (DCL) is a lifesaving technique but carries significant morbidity. If DCL is over used and the factors that predict early fascial closure have not been fully evaluated.