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  1. Hansen Solubility Parameters for Octahedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes

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    2012-08-28

    and thermal and electrical insulation enhancers. The inorganic core is both mechanically robust, resistant to oxidation, and thermally stable, and...Choi, P.; Kavassalis, T. A.; Rudin, A. Estimation of Hansen Solubility Parameters for (Hydroxyethyl)- Cellulose and (Hydroxypropyl) Cellulose through

  2. Organogel formation rationalized by Hansen solubility parameters.

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    Raynal, Matthieu; Bouteiller, Laurent

    2011-08-07

    Some organic compounds gelate particular solvents by forming a network of anisotropic fibres. We show that Hansen solubility parameters can be used to predict the range of solvents that are likely to be gelled by any given gelator.

  3. Use of Hansen Solubility Parameters in Fuel Treatment Processes

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    2014-03-17

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  4. Hansen solubility parameters for polyethylene glycols by inverse gas chromatography.

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    Adamska, Katarzyna; Voelkel, Adam

    2006-11-03

    Inverse gas chromatography (IGC) has been applied to determine solubility parameter and its components for nonionic surfactants--polyethylene glycols (PEG) of different molecular weight. Flory-Huggins interaction parameter (chi) and solubility parameter (delta(2)) were calculated according to DiPaola-Baranyi and Guillet method from experimentally collected retention data for the series of carefully selected test solutes. The Hansen's three-dimensional solubility parameters concept was applied to determine components (delta(d), delta(p), delta(h)) of corrected solubility parameter (delta(T)). The molecular weight and temperature of measurement influence the solubility parameter data, estimated from the slope, intercept and total solubility parameter. The solubility parameters calculated from the intercept are lower than those calculated from the slope. Temperature and structural dependences of the entopic factor (chi(S)) are presented and discussed.

  5. Extended Hansen approach: calculating partial solubility parameters of solid solutes.

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    Wu, P L; Beerbower, A; Martin, A

    1982-11-01

    A multiple linear regression method, known as the extended Hansen solubility approach, was used to estimate the partial solubility parameters, delta d, delta p, and delta h for crystalline solutes. The method is useful, since organic compounds may decompose near their melting points, and it is not possible, to determine solubility parameters for these solid compounds by the methods used for liquid solvents. The method gives good partial and total solubility parameters for naphthalene; with related compounds, less satisfactory results were obtained. At least three conditions, pertaining to the regression equation and the solvent systems, must be met in order to obtain reasonable solute solubility parameters. In addition to providing partial solubility parameters, the regression equations afford a calculation of solute solubility in both polar and nonpolar solvents.

  6. Surface state of carbon nanotubes and Hansen solubility parameters.

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    Detriche, S; Nagy, J B; Mekhalif, Z; Delhalle, J

    2009-10-01

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are often described as insoluble or poorly soluble in organic solvents. In a recent study, we have reported that nonfunctionalized CNTs can be solubilized in suitably chosen organic solvents. Furthermore, their solubility could be understood in terms of the Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSPs). The present work addresses further the question of the CNTs solubility by considering a larger range of solvents. A second part is devoted to the application of the HSPs to two types of functionalized CNTs: oxidized and silanized. These results stress the critical role played by the surface state of the CNTs, on the one hand, and the interest in using the HSPs to guide solubility investigations, on the other hand.

  7. Hansen solubility parameters for a carbon fiber/epoxy composite

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    Launay, Helene; Hansen, Charles M.; Almdal, Kristoffer

    2007-01-01

    In this study, the physical affinity between an epoxy matrix and oxidized, unsized carbon fibers has been evaluated using Hansen solubility (cohesion) parameters (HSP). A strong physical compatibility has been shown, since their respective HSP are close. The use of a glassy carbon substrate...... as a model for unsized carbon fiber has been demonstrated as appropriate for the study of interactions between the materials in composite carbon fiber-epoxy systems. The HSP of glassy carbon are similar to those of carbon fibers and epoxy matrix. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved....

  8. Role of Hansen solubility parameters in solid phase extraction.

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    Bielicka-Daszkiewicz, K; Voelkel, A; Pietrzyńska, M; Héberger, K

    2010-08-27

    The sorbent-eluent systems combined from eight polymeric sorbents and seven solvents as eluents were used for the extraction of phenol and its oxidation products from water samples. The individual interactions between sorbents, eluents and analytes were characterized by Hansen solubility parameters. Principal components analysis (PCA) was used for revealing the dominant interactions (dispersive, polar, and hydrogen bonding type) in sorbent-analyte-eluent systems. The importance of solubility parameters was also determined by a novel procedure based on sum of ranking differences (SRD). Although PCA and ranking by SRD are based on different principles and calculations, they have provided very similar results. The recovery in a given system has been predicted from the magnitudes of mutual interactions (sorbent-analyte, sorbent-eluent, analyte-eluent) by multiple linear regression.

  9. Hansen solubility parameter as a tool to predict cocrystal formation.

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    Mohammad, Mohammad Amin; Alhalaweh, Amjad; Velaga, Sitaram P

    2011-04-04

    The objective of this study was to investigate whether the miscibility of a drug and coformer, as predicted by Hansen solubility parameters (HSPs), can indicate cocrystal formation and guide cocrystal screening. It was also our aim to evaluate various HSPs-based approaches in miscibility prediction. HSPs for indomethacin (the model drug) and over thirty coformers were calculated according to the group contribution method. Differences in the HSPs between indomethacin and each coformer were then calculated using three established approaches, and the miscibility was predicted. Subsequently, differential scanning calorimetry was used to investigate the experimental miscibility and cocrystal formation. The formation of cocrystals was also verified using liquid-assisted grinding. All except one of the drug-coformers that were predicted to be miscible were confirmed experimentally as miscible. All tested theoretical approaches were in agreement in predicting miscibility. All systems that formed cocrystals were miscible. Remarkably, two new cocrystals of indomethacin were discovered in this study. Though it may be necessary to test this approach in a wide range of different coformer and drug compound types for accurate generalizations, the trends with tested systems were clear and suggest that the drug and coformer should be miscible for cocrystal formation. Thus, predicting the miscibility of cocrystal components using solubility parameters can guide the selection of potential coformers prior to exhaustive cocrystal screening work.

  10. Correlation of polymer performance and Hansen solubility parameters

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    Mania, Daniel Jobse

    Ready-to-use (RTU) grout is becoming more important to the finish and remodeling construction industry. Market research shows it to be a fast-growing product that not only is creating its own space but also is beginning to supplant existing technology. The original intent of this research was to investigate formulation parameters and how they affect grout performance. It was learned that particle size and oil absorption (OA) value are important filler properties that affect performance as much as adequate packing density and optimal pigment volume concentration (PVC) without going beyond critical PVC (CPVC). Polymer architecture was also determined to be extremely important, but difficult to predict. Properties such as tensile strength and elongation can be adequately modeled by polymer Tg, however, Tg alone is not a good predictor of hydrophobicity or stain repellency performance. This conundrum led to research into Hansen solubility parameters (HSP) and whether these could be used as performance predictive tools. Since HSP of polymers cannot be directly measured, Group Contribution Theory (GCT) had to be employed to estimate polymer HSP. It was determined that HSP is not as good of a performance predictor for physical strength properties, like tensile strength, as polymer Tg: but HSP does have utility for relative performance prediction of wet state properties such as hydrophobicity, stain repellency, or solvent resistance. It was further discovered that HSP may be useful with predicting relative performance of wet state properties such as wet tensile strength and elongation.

  11. Hansen solubility parameter analysis on the dispersion of zirconia nanocrystals.

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    Wang, Sho-Hsun; Liu, Jia-Hong; Pai, Chin-Tung; Chen, Chien-Wei; Chung, Pao-Tang; Chiang, Anthony Shiaw-Tseh; Chang, Shinn-Jen

    2013-10-01

    Nanoparticle dispersible in a broad range of solvents is desirable when preparing an organic/inorganic nanocomposite. In this report, the dispersion behavior of carboxylate-grafted zirconia nanoparticle in 25 solvents covering a wide range of polarity was analyzed based on their Hansen solubility parameters (HSP). Particles grafted with alkyl-chain longer than four carbons could only be dispersed in non-polar solvents, while that grafted with acetic acid was dispersible in polar ones. However, particle modified with methacrylic acid (MA) was compatible with both types of solvents, which was rather unexpected. Further NMR analysis showed that the carboxylate-grafted samples contained a trace amount of triethanolamine (TEA) due to the particular ZrO2 synthesis process employed. The combination of the hydrophilic TEA ligand with the short hydrophobic tail of methacrylate broadened the range of compatible solvents from benzene to methanol. Such an extended solvent compatibility was observed previously only for nanoparticles covered with large polymer surfactants having both hydrophilic and hydrophobic groups. Achieving this with two small molecules having separate functional groups is crucial when one needs to maximize the inorganic content in a composite.

  12. Prediction of Hansen Solubility Parameters with a New Group-Contribution Method

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    Stefanis, Emmanuel; Panayiotou, Costas

    2008-04-01

    A group-contribution method for the estimation of Hansen solubility parameters of pure organic compounds is presented. It uses two kinds of characteristic groups: first-order groups that describe the basic molecular structure of compounds and second-order groups, which are based on the conjugation theory and improve the accuracy of predictions. A large variety of characteristic groups ensure the prediction of Hansen solubility parameters for a broad series of organic compounds, including those having complex multi-ring, heterocyclic, and aromatic structures. The predictions are exclusively based on the molecular structure of compounds, and no experimental data are needed. The predicted values permit a fairly reliable selection of solvents based on the radius of a Hansen solubility parameter sphere or on a Teas parameter ternary plot. Especially designed algorithms permit the preparation of a list of new molecular structures which, if synthesized, could be the ideally suited solvents for a series of corresponding applications.

  13. Determination of Hansen solubility parameters of fatty ethyl esters

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    Matheus Maciel Batista

    2010-01-01

    Resumo: Os parâmetros de solubilidade tridimensional definidos por Hansen são baseados em forças de dispersão entre as unidades estruturais, interações entre os grupos polares e de ligação de hidrogênio. Para compostos, tais como ésteres graxos que apresentam longas cadeias carbônicas, essa abordagem foi utilizada para obter as três coordenadas de parâmetros de solubilidade em termos de: uma parte de dispersão, uma parte polar e uma parte de ligação de hidrogênio. Está presente neste trabalho...

  14. Application of the Hansen solubility Parameters theory to carbon nanotubes.

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    Detriche, S; Zorzini, G; Colomer, J F; Fonseca, A; Nagy, J B

    2008-11-01

    Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are very promising nano-objects due to their exceptional properties. However, their tendency to form bundles as well as their insolubility in common solvents makes them difficult to handle. The main way to solve the problem is chemical or physical CNTs functionalisations, with all the problems inherent to the methods. In this contribution, we present a new approach that allows predicting the solubility of carbon nanotubes in many solvents but also predicting the most appropriate solvents to use for given samples of CNTs. Solubilisation and dispersion being directly connected, the present approach of solubilisation proves also to be efficient in dispersing the CNTs bundles. This contribution is a first step toward the control of carbon nanotube's dispersion in polymers and their homogenous functionalisation. Moreover, we also report here a new method, based on solvents, to separate carbon nanotubes by size, the use of mixture of non-solvents in order to obtain good solvents and the use of mixture of good solvents to obtain higher solubility. The use of mixture of good solvents allowed us to obtain high solubility, up to three times higher then that reported in literature. We have also measured and analysed the solubility of some functionalised carbon nanotubes.

  15. Relationship between swelling of hydroxypropylmethylcellulose and the Hansen and Karger partial solubility parameters.

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    Navarro-Lupión, Francisco-Javier; Bustamante, Pilar; Escalera, Begoña

    2005-07-01

    A model that relates the equilibrium swelling of hydroxypropylmethylcellulose to the partial solubility parameters of both the polymer and the solvents is proposed to interpret and correlate the experimental data. The non-specific interactions are expressed as the dispersion delta(d) and polar delta(p) solubility parameters of Hansen, or as a combination of both. Hydrogen bonding is represented by the acidic delta(a) and the basic delta(b) Karger solubility parameters. The results are compared with models including the same parameters for non-specific interactions (delta(d) and delta(p)) and the Hansen hydrogen bonding parameter delta(h). Equilibrium swelling of this hydrophilic polymer that is widely used in drug formulation is measured in pure solvents covering a wide polarity range. In a qualitative way, swelling increases in solvents with higher Hildebrand solubility parameters and stronger hydrogen bonding capability, and it decreases in non-polar solvents. Single polarity indexes, such as the Hildebrand solubility parameter or the partition coefficient (PC), do not fit well the overall experimental data. The best correlations were obtained with the proposed model, providing at the same time an interpretation consistent with the physical meaning of the terms included in the equation. Swelling increases as the non-specific interactions of the polymer and the solvents become alike, and as the Lewis acid-base interactions of the polymer (1) and the solvent (2) represented by the products delta(1a)delta(2b) and delta(1b)delta(2a) become greater. Conversely, hydrogen bonding self association of the solvents (the product delta(1a)delta(1b)) lowers swelling. The results show that the Karger hydrogen bonding parameters provide a better approach than the Hansen hydrogen bonding parameter to correlate the swelling behavior of a hydrophilic polymer. (c) 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  16. Organogel formation rationalized by Hansen solubility parameters: dos and don'ts

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    Bonnet, Julien; Suissa, Gad; Raynal, Matthieu; Bouteiller, Laurent

    2014-01-01

    International audience; Some organic compounds gelate liquids by forming a network of anisotropic fibres. Hansen solubility parameters can be used to predict the range of liquids that are likely to be gelled by any given gelator. We critically review the various approaches recently proposed in the literature. In particular, we discuss the shape of the gelation domain, the relevance of the Teas plot representation and the use of group contribution calculations. We also propose an improved sche...

  17. Kinetics of 12-Hydroxyoctadecanoic Acid SAFiN Crystallization Rationalized Using Hansen Solubility Parameters.

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    Rogers, Michael A; Marangoni, Alejandro G

    2016-12-06

    Changes in solvent chemistry influenced kinetics of both nucleation and crystallization of 12-hydroxyoctadecenoic, as determined using differential scanning calorimetry and applying a modified Avrami model to the calorimetric data. Altering solvent properties influenced solvent-gelator compatibility, which in turn altered the chemical potential of the system at the onset of crystallization, the kinetics of gelation, and the resulting 12HOA crystal fiber length. The chemical potential at the onset of crystallization was linearly correlated to both the hydrogen-bonding Hansen solubility parameter and the solvent-gelator vectorial distance in Hansen space, Ra. Our work suggests that solvent properties can be modulated to affect the solubility of 12HOA, which in turn influences the kinetics of crystallization and the self-assembly of this organogelator into supramolecular crystalline structures. Therefore, modulation of solvent properties during organogelation can be used to control fiber length and thus engineer the physical properties of the gel.

  18. Effect of Surface Modification on the Hansen Solubility Parameters of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

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    Ma, Jing; Larsen, Mikael

    2013-01-01

    In this work, seven types of surface-modified single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Raman spectroscopy to investigate the functional groups and extent of functionalization. Hansen solubility parameters were determined based on observations...... of the sedimentation and swollen states of the SWNTs in solvents after ultrasonication, and the results were compared with the hydrodynamic sizes of the SWNTs evaluated by the dynamic light scattering method. We found that the solubility of SWNTs is related to their functional groups and degree of functionalization...

  19. Optimization of subcritical fluid extraction of bioactive compounds using Hansen solubility parameters.

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    Srinivas, K; King, J W; Monrad, J K; Howard, L R; Hansen, C M

    2009-08-01

    Process engineering operations in food and nutraceutical industries pertaining to the design of extraction of value-added products from biomass using pressurized liquids involve a careful selection of the solvent and optimal temperature conditions to achieve maximum yield. Complex molecular structure and limited physical property data in the literature of biological solutes extracted from biomass compounds have necessitated the process modeling of such operations. In this study, we have applied the Hansen 3-dimensional solubility parameter concept to optimize the extraction of molecularly complex solutes using subcritical fluid solvents. Hansen solubility spheres characterized by the relative energy differences (RED) have been used to characterize and quantify the solute-subcritical solvent interactions as a function of temperature. The solvent power of subcritical water and compressed hydroethanolic mixtures above their boiling points has been characterized using the above-mentioned method. The use of group contribution methods in collaboration with computerized algorithms to plot the Hansen spheres provides a quantitative prediction tool for optimizing the design of extraction conditions. The method can be used to estimate conditions for solute-solvent miscibility, an optimum temperature range for conducting extractions under pressurized conditions, and approximate extraction conditions of solutes from natural matrices.

  20. Hildebrand and Hansen solubility parameters from molecular dynamics with applications to electronic nose polymer sensors.

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    Belmares, M; Blanco, M; Goddard, W A; Ross, R B; Caldwell, G; Chou, S-H; Pham, J; Olofson, P M; Thomas, Cristina

    2004-11-30

    We introduce the Cohesive Energy Density (CED) method, a multiple sampling Molecular Dynamics computer simulation procedure that may offer higher consistency in the estimation of Hildebrand and Hansen solubility parameters. The use of a multiple sampling technique, combined with a simple but consistent molecular force field and quantum mechanically determined atomic charges, allows for the precise determination of solubility parameters in a systematic way (sigma = 0.4 hildebrands). The CED method yields first-principles Hildebrand parameter predictions in good agreement with experiment [root-mean-square (rms) = 1.1 hildebrands]. We apply the CED method to model the Caltech electronic nose, an array of 20 polymer sensors. Sensors are built with conducting leads connected through thin-film polymers loaded with carbon black. Odorant detection relies on a change in electric resistivity of the polymer film as function of the amount of swelling caused by the odorant compound. The amount of swelling depends upon the chemical composition of the polymer and the odorant molecule. The pattern is unique, and unambiguously identifies the compound. Experimentally determined changes in relative resistivity of seven polymer sensors upon exposure to 24 solvent vapors were modeled with the CED estimated Hansen solubility components. Predictions of polymer sensor responses result in Pearson R2 coefficients between 0.82 and 0.99.

  1. New procedure for the determination of Hansen solubility parameters by means of inverse gas chromatography.

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    Adamska, K; Bellinghausen, R; Voelkel, A

    2008-06-27

    The Hansen solubility parameter (HSP) seems to be a useful tool for the thermodynamic characterization of different materials. Unfortunately, estimation of the HSP values can cause some problems. In this work different procedures by using inverse gas chromatography have been presented for calculation of pharmaceutical excipients' solubility parameter. The new procedure proposed, based on the Lindvig et al. methodology, where experimental data of Flory-Huggins interaction parameter are used, can be a reasonable alternative for the estimation of HSP values. The advantage of this method is that the values of Flory-Huggins interaction parameter chi for all test solutes are used for further calculation, thus diverse interactions between test solute and material are taken into consideration.

  2. Morphologies in Solvent-Annealed Clotrimazole Thin Films Explained by Hansen-Solubility Parameters.

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    Ehmann, Heike M A; Zimmer, Andreas; Roblegg, Eva; Werzer, Oliver

    2014-03-05

    The induction of different crystal morphologies is of crucial importance for many applications. In this work, the preparation of various crystal morphologies within clotrimazole films on glass substrates is demonstrated. Amorphous clotrimazole thin films were transformed via vapor annealing into crystalline structures; highly monodisperse/multidisperse crystallites, spherulite, or dendritic structures were obtained as the solvent was exchanged. X-ray diffraction experiments reveal that the same polymorph is present for all samples but with varying texture. The achieved morphologies are explained in terms of Hansen-solubility parameters and vapor pressures; thus, the different morphologies and crystal orientations can be explained by solvent-solid interaction strengths within the thin film samples.

  3. The expanded Hansen approach to solubility parameters. Paracetamol and citric acid in individual solvents.

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    Barra, J; Lescure, F; Doelker, E; Bustamante, P

    1997-07-01

    In this study two solubility-parameter models have been compared using as dependent variables the logarithm of the mole fraction solubility, lnX2e, and ln(alpha)/U (originally used in the extended Hansen method), where alpha is the activity coefficient and U is a function of the molar volume of the solute and the volume fraction of the solvent. The results show for the first time the proton-donor and -acceptor hydrogen-bonding capacities of paracetamol, as measured by the acidic and basic partial-solubility parameters. The influence of solvents on the differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) pattern of the solid phases was also studied in relation to the solubility models tested. Citric acid was chosen as a test substance because of its high acidity and its proton donor capacity to form hydrogen bonds with basic solvents. The partial acidic and basic solubility parameters obtained from multiple regression were consistent with this property, validating the model chosen. The results show that the more direct lnX2e variable was more suitable for fitting both models, and the four-parameter model seemed better for describing the interactions between solvent and solute.

  4. Using Hansen solubility parameters to study the encapsulation of caffeine in MOFs.

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    Paseta, Lorena; Potier, Grégory; Abbott, Steven; Coronas, Joaquín

    2015-02-14

    Hansen solubility parameters (HSP) have found their greatest use in the evaluation of solvent-polymer chemical interactions. Given their great interest among the scientific community, host-guest interactions in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), with organic and inorganic moieties, could benefit from a HSP approach. In this work we have initiated the application of HSP to the study of caffeine encapsulation in MOFs ZIF-8 and NH2-MIL-88B(Fe). However, the availability of HSP for MOFs is nearly zero. As a first step to evaluating the potential of HSP for rational design we have made the simplifying assumption that the HSP distance of the caffeine-ligand interaction (i.e. ignoring the metal and the MOF structure) dominates the ability to form a MOF host-guest system. Although much work remains to be done, the first indications are that this approach has much potential.

  5. Application of Hansen solubility parameters for understanding and prediction of drug distribution in microspheres.

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    Vay, Kerstin; Scheler, Stefan; Friess, Wolfgang

    2011-09-15

    In an emulsion solvent extraction/evaporation process for the preparation of microspheres the employed solvents have a tremendous influence on the characteristics of the resulting particles. Nevertheless the solvent selection is often based on empirical data rather than on calculated values. The purpose of this investigation was to use the concept of solubility parameters for interpretation and improved understanding of solvent effects in the process of microparticle preparation. Partial solubility parameters of 3-{2-[4-(6-Fluor-1,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)piperidino]ethyl}-2-methyl-6,7,8,9-tetrahydro-4H-pyrido[1,2-a]pyrimidin-4-on, which was used as a model drug, were determined experimentally using an extended Hansen regression model. Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) microparticles were prepared with an emulsion solvent removal process employing methylene chloride and its mixtures with benzyl alcohol and n-butanol. It could be shown, that the encapsulation efficiency was influenced by the change of the solvent composition during the extraction process. Furthermore the solvent selection had an essential influence on the morphological state of the drug and it could be shown and explained, that by a decrease of the dissolving power a completely amorphous product was obtained.

  6. Hansen solubility parameters of surfactant-capped silver nanoparticles for ink and printing technologies.

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    Petersen, Jacob B; Meruga, Jeevan; Randle, James S; Cross, William M; Kellar, Jon J

    2014-12-30

    Optimal ink formulations, inclusive of nanoparticles, are often limited to matching the nanoparticle's capping agent or surface degree of polarity to the solvent of choice. Rather than relying on this single attribute, nanoparticle dispersibility was optimized by identifying the Hansen solubility parameters (HSPs) of decanoic-acid-capped 5 nm silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) by broad spectrum dispersion testing and a more specific binary solvent gradient dispersion method. From the HSPs, solvents were chosen to disperse poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and nanoparticles, give uniform evaporation profiles, and yield a phase-separated microstructure of nanoparticles on PMMA via film formation by solvent evaporation. The goal of this research was to yield a film that is reflective or transparent depending on the angle of incident light (i.e., optically variable). The nanoparticle HSPs were very close to alkanes with added small polar and hydrogen-bonding components. This led to two ink formulations: one of 90:10 vol % toluene/methyl benzoate and one containing 80:10:10 vol % toluene/p-xylene/mesitylene, both of which yielded the desired final microstructure of a nanoparticle layer on a PMMA film. This approach to nanoparticle ink formulation allows one to obtain an ink that has desirable dispersive qualities, rheology, and evaporation to give a desired printed structure.

  7. Partial solubility parameters of lactose, mannitol and saccharose using the modified extended Hansen method and evaporation light scattering detection.

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    Peña, M A; Daali, Y; Barra, J; Bustamante, P

    2000-02-01

    The modified extended Hansen method was tested for the first time to determine partial solubility parameters of non-polymeric pharmaceutical excipients. The method was formerly tested with drug molecules, and is based upon a regression analysis of the logarithm of the mole fraction solubility of the solute against the partial solubility parameters of a series of solvents of different chemical classes. Two monosaccharides and one disaccharide (lactose monohydrate, saccharose and mannitol) were chosen. The solubility of these compounds was determined in a series of solvents ranging from nonpolar to polar and covering a wide range of the solubility parameter scale. Sugars do not absorb at the UV-vis region, and the saturated solutions were assayed with a recent chromatographic technique coupled to an evaporative light scattering detector. This technique was suitable to determine the concentration dissolved in most solvents. The modified extended Hansen method provided better results than the original approach. The best model was the four parameter equation, which includes the dispersion delta d, dipolar delta p, acidic delta a and basic delta b partial solubility parameters. The partial solubility parameters obtained, expressed as MPa1/2, were delta d = 17.6, delta p = 28.7, delta h = 19, delta a = 14.5, delta b = 12.4, delta T = 32.8 for lactose, delta d = 16.2, delta p = 24.5, delta h = 14.6, delta a = 8.7, delta b = 12.2, delta T = 32.8 for mannitol and delta d = 17.1, delta p = 18.5, delta h = 13, delta a = 11.3, delta b = 7.6, delta T = 28.4 for saccharose. The high total solubility parameters delta T obtained agree with the polar nature of the sugars. The dispersion parameters delta d are quite similar for the three sugars indicating that the polar delta p and hydrogen bonding parameters (delta h, delta a, delta b) are responsible for the variation in the total solubility parameters delta T obtained, as also found for drugs. The results suggest that the method

  8. Application of Hansen Solubility Parameters to predict drug-nail interactions, which can assist the design of nail medicines.

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    Hossin, B; Rizi, K; Murdan, S

    2016-05-01

    We hypothesised that Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSPs) can be used to predict drug-nail affinities. Our aims were to: (i) determine the HSPs (δD, δP, δH) of the nail plate, the hoof membrane (a model for the nail plate), and of the drugs terbinafine HCl, amorolfine HCl, ciclopirox olamine and efinaconazole, by measuring their swelling/solubility in organic liquids, (ii) predict nail-drug interactions by comparing drug and nail HSPs, and (iii) evaluate the accuracy of these predictions using literature reports of experimentally-determined affinities of these drugs for keratin, the main constituent of the nail plate and hoof. Many solvents caused no change in the mass of nail plates, a few solvents deswelled the nail, while others swelled the nail to varying extents. Fingernail and toenail HSPs were almost the same, while hoof HSPs were similar, except for a slightly lower δP. High nail-terbinafine HCl, nail-amorolfine HCl and nail-ciclopirox olamine affinities, and low nail-efinaconazole affinities were then predicted, and found to accurately match experimental reports of these drugs' affinities to keratin. We therefore propose that drug and nail Hansen Solubility Parameters may be used to predict drug-nail interactions, and that these results can assist in the design of drugs for the treatment of nail diseases, such as onychomycosis and psoriasis. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the application of HSPs in ungual research.

  9. Comparative study on dispersion and interfacial properties of single walled carbon nanotube/polymer composites using Hansen solubility parameters.

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    Ma, Jing; Larsen, Raino Mikael

    2013-02-01

    Dispersion and interfacial strain transfer of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are two major challenges for the utilization of SWNTs as reinforcements in polymer composites. Surface modifications could help change the dispersion and interfacial properties. In this study, nanocomposites were fabricated by solution blending 1 wt % SWNTs with various modification (nonmodified, nitric acid functionalized, and amine functionalized SWNTs) and three kinds of polymeric materials (polycarbonate, polyvinylidene fluoride, and epoxy). Chemical compatibilities between SWNTs and solvents or polymers are calculated by the Hansen solubility parameters (HSP) method. The dispersion of the SWNTs in solvents is evaluated by dynamic light scattering. The dispersion of SWNTs in polymers evaluated by a light optical microscope (LOM) generally agrees with the HSP prediction. The strain transfer from the matrix to SWNTs is mainly related to the dispersion, the bundle size, the residual thermal stresses on the sample, and, to lesser degree, the HSP.

  10. Comparative Study on Dispersion and Interfacial Properties of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composites Using Hansen Solubility Parameters

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    Ma, Jing; Larsen, Mikael

    2013-01-01

    Dispersion and interfacial strain transfer of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are two major challenges for the utilization of SWNTs as reinforcements in polymer composites. Surface modifications could help change the dispersion and interfacial properties. In this study, nanocomposites were...... fabricated by solution blending 1 wt % SWNTs with various modification (nonmodified, nitric acid functionalized, and amine functionalized SWNTs) and three kinds of polymeric materials (polycarbonate, polyvinylidene fluoride, and epoxy). Chemical compatibilities between SWNTs and solvents or polymers...... are calculated by the Hansen solubility parameters (HSP) method. The dispersion of the SWNTs in solvents is evaluated by dynamic light scattering. The dispersion of SWNTs in polymers evaluated by a light optical microscope (LOM) generally agrees with the HSP prediction. The strain transfer from the matrix...

  11. Insights into organogelation and its kinetics from Hansen solubility parameters. Toward a priori predictions of molecular gelation.

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    Diehn, Kevin K; Oh, Hyuntaek; Hashemipour, Reza; Weiss, Richard G; Raghavan, Srinivasa R

    2014-04-21

    Many small molecules can self-assemble by non-covalent interactions into fibrous networks and thereby induce gelation of organic liquids. However, no capability currently exists to predict whether a molecule in a given solvent will form a gel, a low-viscosity solution (sol), or an insoluble precipitate. Gelation has been recognized as a phenomenon that reflects a balance between solubility and insolubility; however, the distinction between these regimes has not been quantified in a systematic fashion. In this work, we focus on a well-known gelator, 1,3:2,4-dibenzylidene sorbitol (DBS), and study its self-assembly in various solvents. From these data, we build a framework for DBS gelation based on Hansen solubility parameters (HSPs). While the HSPs for DBS are not known a priori, the HSPs are available for each solvent and they quantify the solvent's ability to interact via dispersion, dipole-dipole, and hydrogen bonding interactions. Using the three HSPs, we construct three-dimensional plots showing regions of solubility (S), slow gelation (SG), instant gelation (IG), and insolubility (I) for DBS in the different solvents at a given temperature and concentration. Our principal finding is that the above regions radiate out as concentric shells: i.e., a central solubility (S) sphere, followed in order by spheres corresponding to SG, IG, and I regions. The distance (R0) from the origin of the central sphere quantifies the incompatibility between DBS and a solvent-the larger this distance, the more incompatible the pair. The elastic modulus of the final gel increases with R0, while the time required for a super-saturated sol to form a gel decreases with R0. Importantly, if R0 is too small, the gels are weak, but if R0 is too large, insolubility occurs-thus, strong gels fall within an optimal window of incompatibility between the gelator and the solvent. Our approach can be used to design organogels of desired strength and gelation time by judicious choice of a

  12. Extended Hansen solubility approach: naphthalene in individual solvents.

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    Martin, A; Wu, P L; Adjei, A; Beerbower, A; Prausnitz, J M

    1981-11-01

    A multiple regression method using Hansen partial solubility parameters, delta D, delta p, and delta H, was used to reproduce the solubilities of naphthalene in pure polar and nonpolar solvents and to predict its solubility in untested solvents. The method, called the extended Hansen approach, was compared with the extended Hildebrand solubility approach and the universal-functional-group-activity-coefficient (UNIFAC) method. The Hildebrand regular solution theory was also used to calculate naphthalene solubility. Naphthalene, an aromatic molecule having no side chains or functional groups, is "well-behaved', i.e., its solubility in active solvents known to interact with drug molecules is fairly regular. Because of its simplicity, naphthalene is a suitable solute with which to initiate the difficult study of solubility phenomena. The three methods tested (Hildebrand regular solution theory was introduced only for comparison of solubilities in regular solution) yielded similar results, reproducing naphthalene solubilities within approximately 30% of literature values. In some cases, however, the error was considerably greater. The UNIFAC calculation is superior in that it requires only the solute's heat of fusion, the melting point, and a knowledge of chemical structures of solute and solvent. The extended Hansen and extended Hildebrand methods need experimental solubility data on which to carry out regression analysis. The extended Hansen approach was the method of second choice because of its adaptability to solutes and solvents from various classes. Sample calculations are included to illustrate methods of predicting solubilities in untested solvents at various temperatures. The UNIFAC method was successful in this regard.

  13. Achieving concentrated graphene dispersions in water/acetone mixtures by the strategy of tailoring Hansen solubility parameters

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    Yi, Min; Shen, Zhigang; Zhang, Xiaojing; Ma, Shulin

    2013-01-01

    Although exfoliating graphite to give graphene paves a new way for graphene preparation, a general strategy of low-boiling-point solvents and high graphene concentration is still highly required. In this study, using the strategy of tailoring Hansen solubility parameters (HSP), a method based on exfoliation of graphite in water/acetone mixtures is demonstrated to achieve concentrated graphene dispersions. It is found that in the scope of blending two mediocre solvents, tailoring the HSP of water/acetone mixtures to approach the HSP of graphene could yield graphene dispersions at a high concentration of up to 0.21 mg ml-1. The experimentally determined optimum composition of the mixtures occurs at an acetone mass fraction of ˜75%. The trend of concentration varying with mixture compositions could be well predicated by the model, which relates the concentration to the mixing enthalpy within the scope of HSP theory. The resultant dispersion is highly stabilized. Atomic force microscopic statistical analysis shows that up to ˜50% of the prepared nanosheets are less than 1 nm thick after 4 h sonication and 114g centrifugation. Analyses based on diverse characterizations indicate the graphene sheets to be largely free of basal plane defects and oxidation. The filtered films are also investigated in terms of their electrical and optical properties to show reasonable conductivity and transparency. The strategy of tailoring HSP, which can be easily extended to various solvent systems, and water/acetone mixtures here, extends the scope for large-scale production of graphene in low-boiling-point solutions.

  14. STUDY OF SINGLE WALLED CARBON NANOTUBE REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES BY HANSEN SOLUBILITY PARAMETERS

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    Ma, Jing

    Single Walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) possess superior mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. The use of SWNTs as a reinforcement in polymer matrix is a hot research topic. However, the poor dispersion of SWNTs in polymers and the weak interface between the nanotubes and polymers are two...... the chemical compatibility between polymer and SWNTs, and correlate the parameters with the dispersion of SWNTs and interfacial properties between SWNTs and polymers. Several different surface modifications on carbon nanotubes and different polymers are considered. The dispersion of SWNTs in solvents...... is evaluated by Dynamic Light scattering (DLS). The functional groups attached to SWNTs and degree of functionalization, and also the size of the nanotubes affect the HSP of the SWNTs. The extent by which functionalization take place is affected by the amount of defects on the nanotube surface. The strain...

  15. The modified extended Hansen method to determine partial solubility parameters of drugs containing a single hydrogen bonding group and their sodium derivatives: benzoic acid/Na and ibuprofen/Na.

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    Bustamante, P; Pena, M A; Barra, J

    2000-01-20

    Sodium salts are often used in drug formulation but their partial solubility parameters are not available. Sodium alters the physical properties of the drug and the knowledge of these parameters would help to predict adhesion properties that cannot be estimated using the solubility parameters of the parent acid. This work tests the applicability of the modified extended Hansen method to determine partial solubility parameters of sodium salts of acidic drugs containing a single hydrogen bonding group (ibuprofen, sodium ibuprofen, benzoic acid and sodium benzoate). The method uses a regression analysis of the logarithm of the experimental mole fraction solubility of the drug against the partial solubility parameters of the solvents, using models with three and four parameters. The solubility of the drugs was determined in a set of solvents representative of several chemical classes, ranging from low to high solubility parameter values. The best results were obtained with the four parameter model for the acidic drugs and with the three parameter model for the sodium derivatives. The four parameter model includes both a Lewis-acid and a Lewis-base term. Since the Lewis acid properties of the sodium derivatives are blocked by sodium, the three parameter model is recommended for these kind of compounds. Comparison of the parameters obtained shows that sodium greatly changes the polar parameters whereas the dispersion parameter is not much affected. Consequently the total solubility parameters of the salts are larger than for the parent acids in good agreement with the larger hydrophilicity expected from the introduction of sodium. The results indicate that the modified extended Hansen method can be applied to determine the partial solubility parameters of acidic drugs and their sodium salts.

  16. Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Direct Coal Liquefaction Residue Basing on Hansen Solubility Parameters%基于Hansen溶度参数的煤直接液化残渣超临界萃取

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    姜广策; 林雄超; 张生娟; 王中奇; 王永刚; 陈强; 朱豫飞

    2015-01-01

    以丙酮、异丙醇和苯为溶剂在超临界状态下对煤直接液化残渣进行萃取,应用溶度参数分析了超临界萃取环境中溶剂和萃取原料的变化;基于Hansen拓展方法建立了关联Hansen溶度参数和萃取收率的理论方程。结果表明,临界温度较高。以色散力溶度参数为主的苯的萃取收率明显高于其它2种溶剂;液化残渣中可萃出组分的理想溶解度随温度的升高而增大,该效应也是超临界溶剂萃取重质组分时萃取收率提高的重要原因;萃取收率与Hansen溶度参数之间的回归模型与实验结果具有较好的一致性,证明Hansen溶度参数理论和Hansen拓展方法适用于描述煤直接液化残渣的超临界萃取过程。%The supercritical fluid extraction( SFE) of direct coal liquefaction residue using acetone, isopro-panol and benzene as solvents was investigated. The Hansen solubility parameters were used to clarify the variations of both solvent and the solute in SFE process. An empirical equation in terms of the extended Hansen approach was proposed to correlate the extraction capacity with the Hansen solubility parameters of solvents. The results show that the extraction yield using supercritical benzene, of which the dispersive compo-nent is the major in total solubility parameters, obtained the highest extraction yield. The ideal solubility on organic components in direct coal liquefaction residue improved with the extraction temperature increasing. The empirical equation shows high consistency with experimental results. As a consequence, the theory of Hansen solubility parameter and extended Hansen approach are applicable to the study on supercritical fluid extraction of direct coal liquefaction residue.

  17. Comparison of the cohesion-adhesion balance approach to colloidal probe atomic force microscopy and the measurement of Hansen partial solubility parameters by inverse gas chromatography for the prediction of dry powder inhalation performance.

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    Jones, Matthew D; Buckton, Graham

    2016-07-25

    The abilities of the cohesive-adhesive balance approach to atomic force microscopy (AFM) and the measurement of Hansen partial solubility parameters by inverse gas chromatography (IGC) to predict the performance of carrier-based dry powder inhaler (DPI) formulations were compared. Five model drugs (beclometasone dipropionate, budesonide, salbutamol sulphate, terbutaline sulphate and triamcinolone acetonide) and three model carriers (erythritol, α-lactose monohydrate and d-mannitol) were chosen, giving fifteen drug-carrier combinations. Comparison of the AFM and IGC interparticulate adhesion data suggested that they did not produce equivalent results. Comparison of the AFM data with the in vitro fine particle delivery of appropriate DPI formulations normalised to account for particle size differences revealed a previously observed pattern for the AFM measurements, with a slightly cohesive AFM CAB ratio being associated with the highest fine particle fraction. However, no consistent relationship between formulation performance and the IGC data was observed. The results as a whole highlight the complexity of the many interacting variables that can affect the behaviour of DPIs and suggest that the prediction of their performance from a single measurement is unlikely to be successful in every case.

  18. Multicomponent solubility parameters for single-walled carbon nanotube-solvent mixtures.

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    Bergin, Shane D; Sun, Zhenyu; Rickard, David; Streich, Philip V; Hamilton, James P; Coleman, Jonathan N

    2009-08-25

    We have measured the dispersibility of single-walled carbon nanotubes in a range of solvents, observing values as high as 3.5 mg/mL. By plotting the nanotube dispersibility as a function of the Hansen solubility parameters of the solvents, we have confirmed that successful solvents occupy a well-defined range of Hansen parameter space. The level of dispersibility is more sensitive to the dispersive Hansen parameter than the polar or H-bonding Hansen parameter. We estimate the dispersion, polar, and hydrogen bonding Hansen parameter for the nanotubes to be = 17.8 MPa(1/2), = 7.5 MPa(1/2), and = 7.6 MPa(1/2). We find that the nanotube dispersibility in good solvents decays smoothly with the distance in Hansen space from solvent to nanotube solubility parameters. Finally, we propose that neither Hildebrand nor Hansen solubility parameters are fundamental quantities when it comes to nanotube-solvent interactions. We show that the previously calculated dependence of nanotube Hildebrand parameter on nanotube diameter can be reproduced by deriving a simple expression based on the nanotube surface energy. We show that solubility parameters based on surface energy give equivalent results to Hansen solubility parameters. However, we note that, contrary to solubility theory, a number of nonsolvents for nanotubes have both Hansen and surface energy solubility parameters similar to those calculated for nanotubes. The nature of the distinction between solvents and nonsolvents remains to be fully understood.

  19. Redefining solubility parameters: the partial solvation parameters.

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    Panayiotou, Costas

    2012-03-21

    The present work reconsiders a classical and universally accepted concept of physical chemistry, the solubility parameter. Based on the insight derived from modern quantum chemical calculations, a new definition of solubility parameter is proposed, which overcomes some of the inherent restrictions of the original definition and expands its range of applications. The original single solubility parameter is replaced by four partial solvation parameters reflecting the dispersion, the polar, the acidic and the basic character of the chemical compounds as expressed either in their pure state or in mixtures. Simple rules are adopted for the definition and calculation of these four parameters and their values are tabulated for a variety of common substances. In contrast, however, to the well known Hansen solubility parameters, their design and evaluation does not rely exclusively on the basic rule of "similarity matching" for solubility but it makes also use of the other basic rule of compatibility, namely, the rule of "complementarity matching". This complementarity matching becomes particularly operational with the sound definition of the acidic and basic components of the solvation parameter based on the third σ-moments of the screening charge distributions of the quantum mechanics-based COSMO-RS theory. The new definitions are made in a simple and straightforward manner, thus, preserving the strength and appeal of solubility parameter stemming from its simplicity. The new predictive method has been applied to a variety of solubility data for systems of pharmaceuticals and polymers. The results from quantum mechanics calculations are critically compared with the results from Abraham's acid/base descriptors.

  20. Improved group contribution parameter set for the application of solubility parameters to melt extrusion.

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    Just, Susann; Sievert, Frank; Thommes, Markus; Breitkreutz, Jörg

    2013-11-01

    Hot-melt extrusion is gaining importance for the production of amorphous solid solutions; in parallel, predictive tools for estimating drug solubility in polymers are increasingly demanded. The Hansen solubility parameter (SP) approach is well acknowledged for its predictive power of the miscibility of liquids as well as the solubility of some amorphous solids in liquid solvents. By solely using the molecular structure, group contribution (GC) methods allow the calculation of Hansen SPs. The GC parameter sets available were derived from liquids and polymers which conflicts with the object of prediction, the solubility of solid drugs. The present study takes a step from the liquid based SPs toward their application to solid solutes. On the basis of published experimental Hansen SPs of solid drugs and excipients only, a new GC parameter set was developed. In comparison with established parameter sets by van Krevelen/Hoftyzer, Beerbower/Hansen, Breitkreutz and Stefanis/Panayiotou, the new GC parameter set provides the highest overall predictive power for solubility experiments (correlation coefficient r = -0.87 to -0.91) as well as for literature data on melt extrudates and casted films (r = -0.78 to -0.96).

  1. Selection of solubility parameters for characterization of pharmaceutical excipients.

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    Adamska, Katarzyna; Voelkel, Adam; Héberger, Károly

    2007-11-09

    The solubility parameter (delta(2)), corrected solubility parameter (delta(T)) and its components (delta(d), delta(p), delta(h)) were determined for series of pharmaceutical excipients by using inverse gas chromatography (IGC). Principal component analysis (PCA) was applied for the selection of the solubility parameters which assure the complete characterization of examined materials. Application of PCA suggests that complete description of examined materials is achieved with four solubility parameters, i.e. delta(2) and Hansen solubility parameters (delta(d), delta(p), delta(h)). Selection of the excipients through PCA of their solubility parameters data can be used for prediction of their behavior in a multi-component system, e.g. for selection of the best materials to form stable pharmaceutical liquid mixtures or stable coating formulation.

  2. Partial-solubility parameters of naproxen and sodium diclofenac.

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    Bustamante, P; Peña, M A; Barra, J

    1998-09-01

    The expanded Hansen method was tested for determination of the solubility parameters of two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, naproxen and sodium diclofenac. This work describes for the first time the application of the method to the sodium salt of a drug. The original dependent variable of the expanded Hansen method, involving the activity coefficient of the drug, was compared with the direct use of the logarithm of the mole fraction solubility 1nX2 in the solubility models. The solubility of both drugs was measured in pure solvents of several chemical classes and the activity coefficient was obtained from the molar heat and the temperature of fusion. Differential scanning calorimetry was performed on the original powder and on the solid phase after equilibration with the pure solvents, enabling detection of possible changes of the thermal properties of the solid phase that might change the value of the activity coefficient. The molar heat and temperature of fusion of sodium diclofenac could not be determined because this drug decomposed near the fusion temperature. The best results for both drugs were obtained with the dependent variable 1nX2 in association with the four-parameter model which includes the acidic and basic partial-solubility parameters delta(a) and delta(b) instead of the Hansen hydrogen bonding parameter delta(h). Because the dispersion parameter does not vary greatly from one drug to another, the variation of solubility among solvents is largely a result of the dipolar and hydrogen-bonding parameters, a fact that is being consistently found for other drugs of small molecular weight. These results support earlier findings with citric acid and paracetamol that the expanded Hansen approach is suitable for determining partial-solubility parameters. The modification introduced in the expanded Hansen method, i.e. the use of 1nX2 as the dependent variable, provides better results than the activity coefficient used in the original method. This is

  3. Measurement of multicomponent solubility parameters for graphene facilitates solvent discovery.

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    Hernandez, Yenny; Lotya, Mustafa; Rickard, David; Bergin, Shane D; Coleman, Jonathan N

    2010-03-02

    We have measured the dispersibility of graphene in 40 solvents, with 28 of them previously unreported. We have shown that good solvents for graphene are characterized by a Hildebrand solubility parameter of delta(T) approximately 23 MPa(1/2) and Hansen solubility parameters of delta(D) approximately 18 MPa(1/2), delta(P) approximately 9.3 MPa(1/2), and delta(H) approximately 7.7 MPa(1/2). The dispersibility is smaller for solvents with Hansen parameters further from these values. We have used transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis to show that the graphene is well exfoliated in all cases. Even in relatively poor solvents, >63% of observed flakes have <5 layers.

  4. Determination of solubility parameters for poly(3-hydroxyalkanoates).

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    Terada, M; Marchessault, R H

    1999-01-01

    The three dimensional solubility parameters defined by Hansen are based on dispersion forces between structural units, interaction between polar groups and hydrogen bonding. For polar polymers such as poly(3-hydroxyalkanoates), P(3HA), this approach was used to obtain the three coordinates of a solubility parameter in terms of: a dispersion part, a polar part and a hydrogen bonding part. Thirty-eight different solvents for poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), PHB, which are mentioned in the literature are examined by this method and the theoretical predictions are compared with the experimental reports. Another overall comparison between PHA polymers provides their Hansen and Hildebrand parameters for side chain lengths up to C13. In this series a linear progression in calculated solubility parameters with side chain length was found. An Appendix provides information and data on calculation of the solubility parameters. While the solubility information is limited and only covers homopolymers, it should help to highlight some of the contradictions regarding PHB solubility. This semi-empirical approach is only valid for amorphous polymers hence crystallinity effects, which are important with PHB, as well as molecular weight effects still require analysis.

  5. A new expanded solubility parameter approach.

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    Stefanis, Emmanuel; Panayiotou, Costas

    2012-04-15

    The partial or Hansen solubility parameters (HSP) are important properties of the various substances and very useful tools for the selection of their solvents or the prediction of their behaviour in numerous applications. Their design and evaluation relies on the basic rule of "similarity matching" for solubility. The present work attempts to enhance the capacity of HSPs by incorporating into their evaluation the other basic rule of solubility, namely, the rule of "complementarity matching". This is done in a simple and straightforward manner by splitting the hydrogen bonding HSP into its acidic or proton donor component and its basic or proton acceptor one. The splitting is based on the third σ-moments of the screening charge distributions or sigma profiles of the quantum-mechanics based COSMO-RS theory. The whole development and application does not involve any sophisticated calculations or any strong specific background. The new method has been applied to a variety of solubility data for systems of pharmaceutical interest in order to verify the significant improvement over the classical HSP approach. The application of the new method requires, of course, the knowledge of the HSPs. For this reason, in Appendix A is presented an updated version of a robust and reliable group-contribution method for the calculation of the HSPs. The key features of this combined tool are critically discussed.

  6. 聚合物溶解度参数实验数据处理方法的建立和计算程序的编制%Data processing method and program for experimental determination of polymer Hansen solubility parameters

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    邬时清; 叶章基; 谭振华; 苏雅丽; 王胜龙; 戎宗明

    2011-01-01

    采用多元函数的变尺度法和遗传算法,对溶胀法聚合物溶解度参数实验数据进行处理计算,通过39个聚合物数据的计算检验,总符合率的平均值为93.5%,较Hansen的计算结果提高了4.5%.采用Delphi 7.0编程语言编制的数据处理计算程序,具有界面友好、操作方便等优点,在科学研究和工业应用中具有相当的实用价值.%By applying the multidimensional unconstrained optimization and the genetic algorithm in multiple-variable function, we calculated the solubility parameters of 39 polymers. Compared to the experimental results obtained from the swelling test, the average overall satisfaction is 93.5%, 4.5% better than that by Hansen's calculation. We coded this new calculation method with Delphi 7.0 and developed it into a practical software package. Its user-friendly interface and simple operation feature are expected to facilitate its wide adoption in research and industry.

  7. Partial solubility parameters and solvatochromic parameters for predicting the solubility of single and multiple drugs in individual solvents.

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    Bustamante, P; Martin, A; Gonzalez-Guisandez, M A

    1993-06-01

    A modification of the extended Hansen method is used for estimating the solubility of sulfadiazine and other organic drug molecules in a number of individual solvents ranging from nonpolar to highly polar. The equations obtained for each drug involve the partial solubility parameters of the solvents and allow the prediction of solubility of these drugs in a new solvent. Furthermore, a number of drugs (e.g., sulfadiazine, sulfamethoxypyridazine, naphthalene, and some benzoic acid derivatives) are combined in a single expression including the ideal solubility of the drugs and the partial solubility parameters of the solvents. The equation fits the solubilities of these drugs in a wide variety of solvents and may be used to predict the solubility of other sulfonamides and benzoic acid derivatives in semipolar and highly polar solvents. The solvatochromic parameter approach is also used in models for predicting the solubility of single drugs in individual solvents. It was tested with multiple solutes as was the partial solubility parameter approach. However, the latter approach is superior; the parameters of the solubility parameter method are all statistically significant for drugs tested individually or together in a single equation, a condition that is not obtained with the solvatochromic model.

  8. How to design a good photoresist solvent package using solubility parameters and high-throughput research

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    Tate, Michael P.; Cutler, Charlotte; Sakillaris, Mike; Kaufman, Michael; Estelle, Thomas; Mohler, Carol; Tucker, Chris; Thackeray, Jim

    2014-03-01

    Understanding fundamental properties of photoresists and how interactions between photoresist components affect performance targets are crucial to the continued success of photoresists. More specifically, polymer solubility is critical to the overall performance capability of the photoresist formulation. While several theories describe polymer solvent solubility, the most common industrially applied method is Hansen's solubility parameters. Hansen's method, based on regular solution theory, describes a solute's ability to dissolve in a solvent or solvent blend using four physical properties determined experimentally through regression of solubility data in many known solvents. The four physical parameters are dispersion, polarity, hydrogen bonding, and radius of interaction. Using these parameters a relative cohesive energy difference (RED), which describes a polymer's likelihood to dissolve in a given solvent blend, may be calculated. Leveraging a high throughput workflow to prepare and analyze the thousands of samples necessary to calculate the Hansen's solubility parameters from many different methacrylate-based polymers, we compare the physical descriptors to reveal a large range of polarities and hydrogen bonding. Further, we find that Hansen's model correctly predicts the soluble/insoluble state of 3-component solvent blends where the dispersion, polar, hydrogen-bonding, and radius of interaction values were determined through regression of experimental values. These modeling capabilities have allowed for optimization of the photoresist solubility from initial blending through application providing valuable insights into the nature of photoresist.

  9. Determination of partial solubility parameters of five benzodiazepines in individual solvents.

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    Verheyen, S; Augustijns, P; Kinget, R; Van den Mooter, G

    2001-10-09

    Three and four component partial solubility parameters for diazepam, lorazepam, oxazepam, prazepam and temazepam were determined using the extended and expanded Hansen regression models. A comparison was made also with solubility parameters calculated by the group contribution method proposed by Van Krevelen. Although a limited number of solvents was used, the results from the present study indicate that the partial solubility parameters obtained from the experimental regression models clearly reflect the structural differences in these five structurally related molecules. High R(2)-values were observed in the regression models (0.932 parameter did not improve the R(2)- and F-values in any of the regression models used.

  10. The Solubility Parameters of Ionic Liquids

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    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The Hildebrand’s solubility parameters have been calculated for 18 ionic liquids from the inverse gas chromatography measurements of the activity coefficients at infinite dilution. Retention data were used for the calculation. The solubility parameters are helpful for the prediction of the solubility in the binary solvent mixtures. From the solubility parameters, the standard enthalpies of vaporization of ionic liquids were estimated.

  11. A new method to determine the partial solubility parameters of polymers from intrinsic viscosity.

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    Bustamante, Pilar; Navarro-Lupión, Javier; Escalera, Begoña

    2005-02-01

    A modification of the extended Hansen method, formerly used to determine the partial solubility parameters of drugs and non-polymeric excipients is tested with a polymer for the first time. The proposed method relates the logarithm of the intrinsic viscosities of the polymer in a series of solvents and solvent mixtures with the Hansen (three parameter model) and Karger (four parameter model) partial solubility parameters. The viscosity of diluted solutions of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) was determined in pure solvents and binary mixtures of varying polarity. The intrinsic viscosity was obtained from the common intercept of the Huggins and Kraemer relationships. The intrinsic viscosity tends to increase with increasing the solubility parameter of the medium. The results show that hydrogen bonding and polarity of the polymer largely determine polymer-solvent interactions. The models proposed provided reasonable partial and total solubility parameters for the polymer and enable one to quantitatively characterize, for the first time, the Lewis acid-base ability of a polymer thus, providing a more realistic picture of hydrogen bonding for solvent selection/compatibility and to predict drug-polymer interactions. Combination of the dispersion and polar parameters into a single non-specific solubility parameter was also tested. The results extend earlier findings and suggest that the models are quite versatile and may be applied to drugs, non-polymeric and polymeric excipients.

  12. Selecting water-alcohol mixed solvent for synthesis of polydopamine nano-spheres using solubility parameter

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    Jiang, Xiaoli; Wang, Yinling; Li, Maoguo

    2014-01-01

    The solvent plays an important role in a given chemical reaction. Since most reaction in nature occur in the mixed-solvent systems, a comprehensive principle for solvent optimization was required. By calculating the Hansen solubility parameters (HSP) distance Ra , we designed a model experiment to explore the influence of mixed solvents on the chemical synthesis. The synthesis of polydopamine (PDA) in the water-alcohol system was chosen as model. As predicted, the well-dispersed PDA spheres w...

  13. The Ultrastructure of Wood from a Solubility Parameter Point of View

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    Hansen, C.M.; Bjørkmann, Anders

    1998-01-01

    In later years scientists have taken increased interest in understanding wood ultrastructure, but with limited emphasis on close molecular relationships of its polymers. This aspect is examined from the Hansen solubility parameter concept and from the requirement that contacts between wood polymers...... strive to reduce the free energy. Polymer segments with matching solubility parameters tend to locate near each other. Wood polymers have larger solubility parameters than the test solvents used to the test solvents used to characterize them, but the use of model compounds and group contribution methods...... yields consistent solubility parameters for the key wood components. Lignin and cellulose are not compatible. Cellulose regions and backbones of hemicelluloses are compatible to a degree. Some hemicellulose segments with hydroxylated side groups are expected to orient themselves towards cellulosic...

  14. Predicting the solubility of sulfamethoxypyridazine in individual solvents. II: Relationship between solute-solvent interaction terms and partial solubility parameters.

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    Martin, A; Bustamante, P; Escalera, B; Sellés, E

    1989-08-01

    In the first paper in the series, an expanded system of parameters was devised to account for orientation and induction effects, and the term Wh was introduced to replace delta 1h delta 2h of the extended Hansen solubility approach. In the present report, a new term, Kh = Wh/delta 1h delta 2h is observed to take on values larger or smaller than unity depending on whether the hydrogen bonded solute-solvent interaction is larger or smaller than predicted by the term delta 1h delta 2h. The acidic delta a and basic delta b solubility parameters are used to represent two parameters, sigma and tau, suggested by Small in his study of proton donor-acceptor properties. The Small equation, including a heat of mixing term for hydrogen bonded species, is shown to be capable of semiquantitative evaluation. A partial molar heat delta H2h of hydrogen bonding is calculated using delta h and Wh terms; delta H2h is found to be correlated with the logarithm of the residual activity coefficient, In alpha R, a term representing strong solute-solvent interaction. The terms Wh, delta H2h, and In alpha 2R may be used to test the deviation from the geometric mean assumed in regular solution theory, and to replace the hydrogen bonding terms of the extended Hansen three-parameter model. The solubility of sulfamethoxypyridazine in 30 solvents is used to test the semiempirical solubility equations. The results are interpreted in terms of partial solubility parameters and the proton donor-acceptor properties of the solvents.

  15. Selection of excipients for melt extrusion with two poorly water-soluble drugs by solubility parameter calculation and thermal analysis.

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    Forster, A; Hempenstall, J; Tucker, I; Rades, T

    2001-09-11

    The aim of this study was to determine the miscibility of drug and excipient to predict if glass solutions are likely to form when drug and excipient are melt extruded. Two poorly water-soluble drugs, indomethacin and lacidipine, were selected along with 11 excipients (polymeric and non-polymeric). Estimation of drug/excipient miscibility was performed using a combination of the Hoy and Hoftzyer/Van Krevelen methods for Hansen solubility parameter calculation. Miscibility was experimentally investigated with differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and hot stage microscopy (HSM). Studies were performed at drug/excipient ratios, 1:4, 1:1 and 4:1. Analysis of the glass transition temperature (T(g)) was performed by quench cooling drug/excipient melts in the DSC. Differences in the drug/excipient solubility parameters of 10 MPa(1/2) were expected to indicate a lack of miscibility and not form glass solutions when melt extruded. Experimentally, miscibility was shown by changes in drug/excipient melting endotherms and confirmed by HSM investigations. Experimental results were in agreement with solubility parameter predictions. In addition, drug/excipient combinations predicted to be largely immiscible often exhibited more than one T(g) upon reheating in the DSC. Melt extrusion of miscible components resulted in amorphous solid solution formation, whereas extrusion of an "immiscible" component led to amorphous drug dispersed in crystalline excipient. In conclusion, combining calculation of Hansen solubility parameters with thermal analysis of drug/excipient miscibility can be successfully applied to predict formation of glass solutions with melt extrusion.

  16. Simple measurements for prediction of drug release from polymer matrices - Solubility parameters and intrinsic viscosity

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    Madsen, Claus G; Skov, Anders; Baldursdottir, Stefania;

    2015-01-01

    (dl-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) were cast with bovine serum albumin (BSA) as a model drug using different solvents (acetone, dichloromethane, ethanol and water). The amount of released protein from the different matrices was correlated with the Hildebrand and Hansen solubility parameters of the solvents, and the intrinsic......PURPOSE: This study describes how protein release from polymer matrices correlate with simple measurements on the intrinsic viscosity of the polymer solutions used for casting the matrices and calculations of the solubility parameters of polymers and solvents used. METHOD: Matrices of poly...... from PLGA matrices varied depending on the solvent used for casting. The maximum amount of released BSA decreased with higher intrinsic viscosity, and increased with solubility parameter difference between the solvent and polymer used. The solvent used also had an effect on the matrix microstructure...

  17. Prediction of solubility parameters using partial least square regression.

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    Tantishaiyakul, Vimon; Worakul, Nimit; Wongpoowarak, Wibul

    2006-11-15

    The total solubility parameter (delta) values were effectively predicted by using computed molecular descriptors and multivariate partial least squares (PLS) statistics. The molecular descriptors in the derived models included heat of formation, dipole moment, molar refractivity, solvent-accessible surface area (SA), surface-bounded molecular volume (SV), unsaturated index (Ui), and hydrophilic index (Hy). The values of these descriptors were computed by the use of HyperChem 7.5, QSPR Properties module in HyperChem 7.5, and Dragon Web version. The other two descriptors, hydrogen bonding donor (HD), and hydrogen bond-forming ability (HB) were also included in the models. The final reduced model of the whole data set had R(2) of 0.853, Q(2) of 0.813, root mean squared error from the cross-validation of the training set (RMSEcv(tr)) of 2.096 and RMSE of calibration (RMSE(tr)) of 1.857. No outlier was observed from this data set of 51 diverse compounds. Additionally, the predictive power of the developed model was comparable to the well recognized systems of Hansen, van Krevelen and Hoftyzer, and Hoy.

  18. Determination of poly(epsilon-caprolactone) solubility parameters: application to solvent substitution in a microencapsulation process.

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    Bordes, C; Fréville, V; Ruffin, E; Marote, P; Gauvrit, J Y; Briançon, S; Lantéri, P

    2010-01-04

    The evolution of regulation on chemical substances (i.e. REACH regulation) calls for the progressive substitution of toxic chemicals in formulations when suitable alternatives have been identified. In this context, the method of Hansen solubility parameters was applied to identify an alternative solvent less toxic than methylene chloride used in a microencapsulation process. During the process based on a multiple emulsion (W/O/W) with solvent evaporation/extraction method, the solvent has to dissolve a polymer, poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL), which forms a polymeric matrix encapsulating or entrapping a therapeutic protein as the solvent is extracted. Therefore the three partial solubility parameters of PCL have been determined by a group contribution method, swelling experiments and turbidimetric titration. The results obtained allowed us to find a solvent, anisole, able to solubilize PCL and to form a multiple emulsion with aqueous solutions. A feasibility test was conducted under standard operating conditions and allowed the production of PCL microspheres.

  19. Prediction of Permeation Resistance of Protective Gloves, etc. from Solubility Parameters

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    Henriksen, H. Risvig; Madsen, Jørgen Øgaard

    1997-01-01

    be valuable. This paper is concerned with a method of prediction. The three dimensional solubility parameter was developed to make the formulation af paints and varnishes more easy (Hansen 1967). Later it was transferred (Henriksen 1982) to the field of diffusion and, particularly, permeation in continuous...... layers of polymers as used in chemical protective clothing. Application of a relatively simple mathematical equation made permeability data correlate with solubility parameters of permeants and polymer materials. Permeation could actually be predicted and a concept on selection emerged (MAXIPARDIF......). A starting point was the authoritative conclusion (Coletta et al., 1978), that permeation in protective clothing could not be predicted. As a spin off, the predictive concept indicated that new types of polymers sometimes should be incorporated to reach a reasonable (long) breakthrough time and (low...

  20. Alfred Hansen

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    Friis, Ib; Wind, Peter; Pedersen, Henrik Ærenlund

    2008-01-01

    Nekrolog over botanikeren Alfred Hansen, leder af Dansk Herbarium på Botanisk Museum, Københavns Universitet, med gennemgang af hans videnskabelige og formidlende publikationer og indsats som samler af videnskabeligt materiale.......Nekrolog over botanikeren Alfred Hansen, leder af Dansk Herbarium på Botanisk Museum, Københavns Universitet, med gennemgang af hans videnskabelige og formidlende publikationer og indsats som samler af videnskabeligt materiale....

  1. Simple measurements for prediction of drug release from polymer matrices - Solubility parameters and intrinsic viscosity.

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    Madsen, Claus G; Skov, Anders; Baldursdottir, Stefania; Rades, Thomas; Jorgensen, Lene; Medlicott, Natalie J

    2015-05-01

    This study describes how protein release from polymer matrices correlate with simple measurements on the intrinsic viscosity of the polymer solutions used for casting the matrices and calculations of the solubility parameters of polymers and solvents used. Matrices of poly(dl-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) were cast with bovine serum albumin (BSA) as a model drug using different solvents (acetone, dichloromethane, ethanol and water). The amount of released protein from the different matrices was correlated with the Hildebrand and Hansen solubility parameters of the solvents, and the intrinsic viscosity of the polymer solutions. Matrix microstructure was investigated by transmission and scanning electron microscopy (TEM and SEM). Polycaprolactone (PCL) matrices were used in a similar way to support the results for PLGA matrices. The maximum amount of BSA released and the release profile from PLGA matrices varied depending on the solvent used for casting. The maximum amount of released BSA decreased with higher intrinsic viscosity, and increased with solubility parameter difference between the solvent and polymer used. The solvent used also had an effect on the matrix microstructure as determined by TEM and SEM. Similar results were obtained for the PCL polymer systems. The smaller the difference in the solubility parameter between the polymer and the solvent used for casting a polymer matrix, the lower will be the maximum protein release. This is because of the presence of smaller pore sizes in the cast matrix if a solvent with a solubility parameter close to the one of the polymer is used. Likewise, the intrinsic viscosity of the polymer solution increases as solubility parameter differences decrease, thus, simple measurements of intrinsic viscosity and solubility parameter difference, allow the prediction of protein release profiles. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. An explanation of dispersion states of single-walled carbon nanotubes in solvents and aqueous surfactant solutions using solubility parameters.

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    Ham, Hyeong Taek; Choi, Yeong Suk; Chung, In Jae

    2005-06-01

    Dispersions of single-walled carbon nanotubes in various solvents and aqueous surfactant emulsions were investigated to correlate the degree of dispersion state with Hansen solubility parameters (deltat2=deltad2+deltap2+deltah2). It was found that the nanotubes were dispersed or suspended very well in the solvents with certain dispersive component (deltad) values. They were precipitated in the solvents with high polar component (deltap) values or hydrogen-bonding component (deltah) values. The solvents in the dispersed group occupied a certain region in a 3-dimensional space of three components. The surfactants with a lipophilic group equal to and longer than decyl, containing 9 methylene groups and 1 methyl group, contributed to the dispersion of nanotubes in water. The surfactants in the dispersed group had a lower limit in the dispersive component (deltad) of the Hansen parameter.

  3. The Hildebrand Solubility Parameters of Ionic Liquids—Part 2

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The Hildebrand solubility parameters have been calculated for eight ionic liquids. Retention data from the inverse gas chromatography measurements of the activity coefficients at infinite dilution were used for the calculation. From the solubility parameters, the enthalpies of vaporization of ionic liquids were estimated. Results are compared with solubility parameters estimated by different methods.

  4. Rational Design of Molecular Gelator - Solvent Systems Guided by Solubility Parameters

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    Lan, Yaqi

    Self-assembled architectures, such as molecular gels, have attracted wide interest among chemists, physicists and engineers during the past decade. However, the mechanism behind self-assembly remains largely unknown and no capability exists to predict a priori whether a small molecule will gelate a specific solvent or not. The process of self-assembly, in molecular gels, is intricate and must balance parameters influencing solubility and those contrasting forces that govern epitaxial growth into axially symmetric elongated aggregates. Although the gelator-gelator interactions are of paramount importance in understanding gelation, the solvent-gelator specific (i.e., H-bonding) and nonspecific (dipole-dipole, dipole-induced and instantaneous dipole induced forces) intermolecular interactions are equally important. Solvent properties mediate the self-assembly of molecular gelators into their self-assembled fibrillar networks. Herein, solubility parameters of solvents, ranging from partition coefficients (logP), to Henry's law constants (HLC), to solvatochromic ET(30) parameters, to Kamlet-Taft parameters (beta, alpha and pi), to Hansen solubility parameters (deltap, deltad, deltah), etc., are correlated with the gelation ability of numerous classes of molecular gelators. Advanced solvent clustering techniques have led to the development of a priori tools that can identify the solvents that will be gelled and not gelled by molecular gelators. These tools will greatly aid in the development of novel gelators without solely relying on serendipitous discoveries.

  5. Correlating solubility parameters and solvatochromic parameters with the self-assembly of poly(3-hexylthiophene) in mixtures of organic solvents

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    Gordon, Madeleine; Boucher, David

    2015-03-01

    We have studied the assembly and crystallinity of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) (Mn ~ 28.2 kDa, regioregularity > 96 %, PDI ~ 1.3) in >100 binary solvent mixtures using UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, and it is clear that the identity of the poor solvent used to drive aggregation has a significant impact on the structural order and crystallinity of the P3HT aggregates in solution. Here we report our findings using Hansen solubility parameters (HSPs), specifically the solubility distance vector, Ra, and the Kamlet-Taft solvatochromic parameters of the solvent mixtures to better understand the dominant solvent forces driving the self assembly of P3HT. We find that the directionality of the Ra vector provides a better measure of the crystallinity of the P3HT assemblies formed in the solvent mixtures than does the magnitude of the Ra vector. Our analysis of the Kamlet-Taft (α, β, π*) and ET(30) solvatochromic parameters reveals that the β parameter correlates best with the crystallinity of P3HT and that, in general, assemblies having higher structural order are formed in solvent mixtures with lower values of β.

  6. Selecting water-alcohol mixed solvent for synthesis of polydopamine nano-spheres using solubility parameter

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    Jiang, Xiaoli; Wang, Yinling; Li, Maoguo

    2014-08-01

    The solvent plays an important role in a given chemical reaction. Since most reaction in nature occur in the mixed-solvent systems, a comprehensive principle for solvent optimization was required. By calculating the Hansen solubility parameters (HSP) distance Ra, we designed a model experiment to explore the influence of mixed solvents on the chemical synthesis. The synthesis of polydopamine (PDA) in the water-alcohol system was chosen as model. As predicted, the well-dispersed PDA spheres were obtained in selected solvents with smaller Ra values: methanol/water, ethanol/water and 2-propanol/water. In addition, the mixed solvent with smaller Ra values gave a higher conversion of dopamine. The strategy for mixed solvent selection is might be useful to choose optimal reaction media for efficient chemical synthesis.

  7. Selecting water-alcohol mixed solvent for synthesis of polydopamine nano-spheres using solubility parameter

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    Jiang, Xiaoli; Wang, Yinling; Li, Maoguo

    2014-01-01

    The solvent plays an important role in a given chemical reaction. Since most reaction in nature occur in the mixed-solvent systems, a comprehensive principle for solvent optimization was required. By calculating the Hansen solubility parameters (HSP) distance Ra, we designed a model experiment to explore the influence of mixed solvents on the chemical synthesis. The synthesis of polydopamine (PDA) in the water-alcohol system was chosen as model. As predicted, the well-dispersed PDA spheres were obtained in selected solvents with smaller Ra values: methanol/water, ethanol/water and 2-propanol/water. In addition, the mixed solvent with smaller Ravalues gave a higher conversion of dopamine. The strategy for mixed solvent selection is might be useful to choose optimal reaction media for efficient chemical synthesis. PMID:25317902

  8. Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)

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    ... with facebook share with twitter share with linkedin Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) is a chronic ... as Mycobacterium leprae . Why Is the Study of Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) a Priority for NIAID? At the ...

  9. Morphologies in Solvent-Annealed Clotrimazole Thin Films Explained by Hansen-Solubility Parameters

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    Ehmann, Heike M. A.; Zimmer, Andreas; Roblegg, Eva; Werzer, Oliver

    2014-01-01

    The induction of different crystal morphologies is of crucial importance for many applications. In this work, the preparation of various crystal morphologies within clotrimazole films on glass substrates is demonstrated. Amorphous clotrimazole thin films were transformed via vapor annealing into crystalline structures; highly monodisperse/multidisperse crystallites, spherulite, or dendritic structures were obtained as the solvent was exchanged. X-ray diffraction experiments reveal that the sa...

  10. Data mining of solubility parameters for computational prediction of drug-excipient miscibility.

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    Alhalaweh, Amjad; Alzghoul, Ahmad; Kaialy, Waseem

    2014-07-01

    Abstract Computational data mining is of interest in the pharmaceutical arena for the analysis of massive amounts of data and to assist in the management and utilization of the data. In this study, a data mining approach was used to predict the miscibility of a drug and several excipients, using Hansen solubility parameters (HSPs) as the data set. The K-means clustering algorithm was applied to predict the miscibility of indomethacin with a set of more than 30 compounds based on their partial solubility parameters [dispersion forces (δd), polar forces (δp) and hydrogen bonding (δh)]. The miscibility of the compounds was determined experimentally, using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), in a separate study. The results of the K-means algorithm and DSC were compared to evaluate the K-means clustering prediction performance using the HSPs three-dimensional parameters, the two-dimensional parameters such as volume-dependent solubility (δv) and hydrogen bonding (δh) and selected single (one-dimensional) parameters. Using HSPs, the prediction of miscibility by the K-means algorithm correlated well with the DSC results, with an overall accuracy of 94%. The prediction accuracy was the same (94%) when the two-dimensional parameters or the hydrogen-bonding (one-dimensional) parameter were used. The hydrogen-bonding parameter was thus a determining factor in predicting miscibility in such set of compounds, whereas the dispersive and polar parameters had only a weak correlation. The results show that data mining approach is a valuable tool for predicting drug-excipient miscibility because it is easy to use, is time and cost-effective, and is material sparing.

  11. Application of Carrier and Plasticizer to Improve the Dissolution and Bioavailability of Poorly Water-Soluble Baicalein by Hot Melt Extrusion

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    Zhang, Yilan; Luo, Rui; Chen, Yi; Ke, Xue; Hu, Danrong; Han, Miaomiao

    2014-01-01

    ...) to prepare solid dispersions using hot melt extrusion (HME). Proper carriers and plasticizers were selected by calculating the Hansen solubility parameters, evaluating melting processing condition, and measuring the solubility of obtained melts...

  12. Influence of matching solubility parameter of polymer matrix and CNT on electrical conductivity of CNT/rubber composite

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    Ata, Seisuke; Mizuno, Takaaki; Nishizawa, Ayumi; Subramaniam, Chandramouli; Futaba, Don N.; Hata, Kenji

    2014-12-01

    We report a general approach to fabricate elastomeric composites possessing high electrical conductivity for applications ranging from wireless charging interfaces to stretchable electronics. By using arbitrary nine kinds of rubbers as matrices, we experimentally demonstrate that the matching the solubility parameter of CNTs and the rubber matrix is important to achieve higher electrical conductivity in CNT/rubber composite, resulting in continuous conductive pathways leading to electrical conductivities as high as 15 S/cm with 10 vol% CNT in fluorinated rubber. Further, using thermodynamic considerations, we demonstrate an approach to mix CNTs to arbitrary rubber matrices regardless of solubility parameter of matrices by adding small amounts of fluorinated rubber as a polymeric-compatibilizer of CNTs. We thereby achieved electrical conductivities ranging from 1.2 to 13.8 S/cm (10 vol% CNTs) using nine varieties of rubber matrices differing in chemical structures and physical properties. Finally, we investigated the components of solubility parameter of CNT by using Hansen solubility parameters, these findings may useful for controlling solubility parameter of CNTs.

  13. Three-dimensional solubility parameters and their use in characterising the permeation of drugs through the skin.

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    Groning, R; Braun, F J

    1996-05-01

    The physico-chemical properties of drug substances are major determinants of their transdermal absorption. In the present study the concept of the three-dimensional solubility parameters of Hansen was applied in conjunction with the Bagley projection to describe the permeation of drugs and model substances through the skin. Drug permeation data from the literature were compared with the calculated solubility parameters of the drugs. It was demonstrated that the permeation of drugs can be estimated by their position in the Bagley diagram. There is a linear correlation between the logarithm of the skin permeation of drugs and the exchange cohesive energy for the steroids testosterone, progesterone, hydrocortisone acetate, corticosterone, cortisone, and dexamethasone. A linear correlation can be confirmed for the permeation of glyceryl trinitrate, digitoxin, oestradiol, scopolamine, atropine, diethylcarbamazine, fentanyl, and chlorpheniramine. In the case of morphine, codeine, sufentanil, meperidine and hydromorphone there is a linear relationship, too.

  14. Combined Computational Approach Based on Density Functional Theory and Artificial Neural Networks for Predicting The Solubility Parameters of Fullerenes.

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    Perea, J Darío; Langner, Stefan; Salvador, Michael; Kontos, Janos; Jarvas, Gabor; Winkler, Florian; Machui, Florian; Görling, Andreas; Dallos, Andras; Ameri, Tayebeh; Brabec, Christoph J

    2016-05-19

    The solubility of organic semiconductors in environmentally benign solvents is an important prerequisite for the widespread adoption of organic electronic appliances. Solubility can be determined by considering the cohesive forces in a liquid via Hansen solubility parameters (HSP). We report a numerical approach to determine the HSP of fullerenes using a mathematical tool based on artificial neural networks (ANN). ANN transforms the molecular surface charge density distribution (σ-profile) as determined by density functional theory (DFT) calculations within the framework of a continuum solvation model into solubility parameters. We validate our model with experimentally determined HSP of the fullerenes C60, PC61BM, bisPC61BM, ICMA, ICBA, and PC71BM and through comparison with previously reported molecular dynamics calculations. Most excitingly, the ANN is able to correctly predict the dispersive contributions to the solubility parameters of the fullerenes although no explicit information on the van der Waals forces is present in the σ-profile. The presented theoretical DFT calculation in combination with the ANN mathematical tool can be easily extended to other π-conjugated, electronic material classes and offers a fast and reliable toolbox for future pathways that may include the design of green ink formulations for solution-processed optoelectronic devices.

  15. The influence of flexible segments on liquid crystalline properties in terms of solubility parameters. An attempt at quantitative interpretation.

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    Białecka-Florjańczyk, Ewa

    2006-02-16

    The phase behavior of some rodlike block molecules has been reviewed with reference to the polarity of constituent segments. It was found that the ability of the mesophase formation is connected with differences in polar character between the flexible chains and rigid cores. Thus the polar poly(oxyethylene) group connected with the polar rigid core reduces mesophase stability but is advantageous when put together with some apolar building blocks. An attempt at quantitative estimation of the incompatibilities of different parts of molecules by means of Hansen solubility parameters delta and Flory interaction parameters chi has also been made. On the basis of chi parameters the Gibbs free energies of mixing of these segments were calculated. The changes of Gibbs free energy reflecting the compatibility of segments and their tendency to the phase separation and the volume fraction of mesogenic rigid core reflecting their ability to arrangement in one direction appear to be crucial in terms of type of the mesophase formation.

  16. Internal pressure and solubility parameter as a function of pressure

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    Verdier, Sylvain Charles Roland; Andersen, Simon Ivar

    2005-01-01

    The main goal of this work was to measure the solubility parameter of a complex mixture, such as a crude oil, especially as a function of pressure. Thus, its definition is explained, as well as the main approximations generally used in literature. Then, the internal pressure is investigated, since...... it is presented as an alternative of the solubility parameter. In this work, the assumption that internal pressure is a measure of the physical solubility parameter was made, i.e. representing the dispersion and polar forces. As for the pressure influence, it was seen that internal pressure reaches a maximum...... contrary to solubility parameter. An indirect method was chosen to estimate internal pressure, using thermal expansivities (determined by microcalorimetry) and isothermal compressibilities (determined by density measurements). The uncertainty is within 2% for the expansivity and 0.1% for the density. Five...

  17. Periodontal findings in patients with Hansen's disease.

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    Ranganathan, Aravindhan Thiruputkuzhi; Khalid, Waleed; Saraswathy, Ponnandai Krishnamurthy; Chandran, Chitraa Rama; Mahalingam, Lakshmiganthan

    2014-09-01

    To find out whether there are any relationship between leprosy and periodontitis as evidenced by clinical parameters. Fifteen diagnosed patients with Hansen's disease were selected and compared against 50 healthy individuals. Clinical parameters like probing pocket depth and clinical attachment level were evaluated for both the groups and the results were subjected to statistical analysis. Mean probing depth and attachment loss is seen more in patients with Hansen's disease than the healthy controls which are statistically significant. Patients with Hansen's disease tend to have more periodontal destruction than the healthy controls. Copyright © 2014 Hainan Medical College. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Comparing and correlating solubility parameters governing the self-assembly of molecular gels using 1,3:2,4-dibenzylidene sorbitol as the gelator.

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    Lan, Yaqi; Corradini, Maria G; Liu, Xia; May, Tim E; Borondics, Ferenc; Weiss, Richard G; Rogers, Michael A

    2014-12-02

    Solvent properties play a central role in mediating the aggregation and self-assembly of molecular gelators and their growth into fibers. Numerous attempts have been made to correlate the solubility parameters of solvents and gelation abilities of molecular gelators, but a comprehensive comparison of the most important parameters has yet to appear. Here, the degree to which partition coefficients (log P), Henry's law constants (HLC), dipole moments, static relative permittivities (ε(r)), solvatochromic E(T)(30) parameters, Kamlet-Taft parameters (β, α, and π), Catalan's solvatochromic parameters (SPP, SB, and SA), Hildebrand solubility parameters (δ(i)), and Hansen solubility parameters (δ(p), δ(d), δ(h)) and the associated Hansen distance (R(ij)) of 62 solvents (covering a wide range of properties) can be correlated with the self-assembly and gelation of 1,3:2,4-dibenzylidene sorbitol (DBS) gelation, a classic molecular gelator, is assessed systematically. The approach presented describes the basis for each of the parameters and how it can be applied. As such, it is an instructional blueprint for how to assess the appropriate type of solvent parameter for use with other molecular gelators as well as with molecules forming other types of self-assembled materials. The results also reveal several important insights into the factors favoring the gelation of solvents by DBS. The ability of a solvent to accept or donate a hydrogen bond is much more important than solvent polarity in determining whether mixtures with DBS become solutions, clear gels, or opaque gels. Thermodynamically derived parameters could not be correlated to the physical properties of the molecular gels unless they were dissected into their individual HSPs. The DBS solvent phases tend to cluster in regions of Hansen space and are highly influenced by the hydrogen-bonding HSP, δ(h). It is also found that the fate of this molecular gelator, unlike that of polymers, is influenced not only by

  19. Reply to Hansen

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    Leibert, Todd W.

    2012-01-01

    Hansen (2012a) and the author are both concerned about trends in the counseling culture toward oversimplification. Their disagreement is, principally, about the locus of debate. The author responds to Hansen's counterarguments with the ultimate hope of transferring the focus from scientific ideology to economic realities pervading professional…

  20. Hildebrand solubility parameters measurement via sessile drops evaporation

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    Fang, Xiaohua; Li, Bingquan; Sokolov, Jonathan C.; Rafailovich, Miriam H.; Gewaily, Dina

    2005-08-01

    A method for the measurement of Hildebrand solubility parameter has been developed. This method was based on the measurement of the sessile drop contact angle and contact base width during its evaporation. Experimental results showed that this method is accurate and insensitive to the measurement conditions. The major advantages of this method are that it is time efficient and requires a small amount of liquid (microliter) for the measurement.

  1. Study on solubility of Chinese herbal compound by solubility parameter%溶度参数表征中药复方溶解性能的研究

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    吴德智; 陈丽华; 王森; 朱卫丰; 管咏梅

    2010-01-01

    目的:探讨用溶度参数表征中药复方的溶解性能.方法:通过基团贡献法和反相气相色谱法(IGC)测定良肤处方有效成分及全方混合物的Hansen三维溶度参数,利用Hansen solubility parameter in practice(HSPiP)软件绘制Hansen溶解球,考察良肤处方有效成分及全方混合物在不同溶剂中的溶解情况,并采用近似溶解度试验进行验证.结果:在Hansan溶解球中,良肤有效成分与全方混合物能溶解在正辛醇、丙酮、醋酸乙酯、三氯甲烷、乙醚中,微溶于甘油、丙二醇、甲醇、乙醇,在水中难溶,都属于脂溶性物质,这与近似溶解度试验的结果吻合.结论:可利用溶度参数对中药有效成分及复方的溶解性能进行表征,该法与传统方法相比准确、方便、直观.

  2. Lahkus Mihkel Hansen

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    2004-01-01

    20. nov. 2004 Torontos surnud advokaadi, poliitiku ja aktiivse rahvusliku tegelase nekroloog. M. Hansen oli nii Eesti Liidu Kanadas, Toronto Eesti Seltsi kui ka Eesti Abistamiskomitee Kanadas asutajaks ning esimeseks esimeheks

  3. Forty years for Hansen three-dimensional solubility parameter%Hansen三维溶度参数的40年

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    李小苗; 刘大壮; 董雪茹

    2007-01-01

    介绍了Hansen三维溶度参数(HSP)的原理和计算方法,综述了它在不同领域中的应用.HSP将溶度参数的适用性从非极性流体扩展到了所有的流体,经历了40年的发展,已成为胶粘剂、涂料等聚合物材料领域的重要参数之一,并且在越来越多的行业得到了应用.

  4. Solubility parameter of drugs for predicting the solubility profile type within a wide polarity range in solvent mixtures.

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    Peña, M A; Reíllo, A; Escalera, B; Bustamante, P

    2006-09-14

    The solubility enhancement produced by two binary mixtures with a common cosolvent (ethanol-water and ethyl acetate-ethanol) was studied against the solubility parameter of the mixtures (delta1) to characterize different types of solubility profiles. Benzocaine, salicylic acid and acetanilide show a single peak in the least polar mixture (ethanol-ethyl acetate) at delta1=22.59, 21.70 and 20.91 MPa1/2, respectively. Phenacetin displays two solubility maxima, at delta1=25.71 (ethanol-water) and at delta1=23.30 (ethyl acetate-ethanol). Acetanilide shows an inflexion point in ethanol-water instead of a peak, and the sign of the slope does not vary when changing the cosolvent. The solubility profiles were compared to those obtained in dioxane-water, having a solubility parameter range similar to that covered with the common cosolvent system. All the drugs reach a maximum at about 90% dioxane (delta1=23 MPa1/2). A modification of the extended Hildebrand method is applicable for curves with a single maximum whereas a model including the Hildebrand solubility parameter delta1 and the acidic partial solubility parameter delta1a is required to calculate more complex solubility profiles (with inflexion point or two maxima). A single equation was able to fit the solubility curves of all drugs in the common cosolvent system. The polarity of the drug is related to the shape of the solubility profile against the solubility parameter delta1 of the solvent mixtures. The drugs with solubility parameters below 24 MPa1/2 display a single peak in ethanol-ethyl acetate. The drugs with delta2 values above 25 MPa1/2 show two maxima, one in each solvent mixture (ethanol-water and ethanol-ethyl acetate). The position of the maximum in ethanol-ethyl acetate shifts to larger polarity values (higher delta1 values) as the solubility parameter of the drug delta2 increases.

  5. Structural and solubility parameter correlations of gelation abilities for dihydroxylated derivatives of long-chain, naturally occurring fatty acids.

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    Zhang, Mohan; Selvakumar, Sermadurai; Zhang, Xinran; Sibi, Mukund P; Weiss, Richard G

    2015-06-01

    Creating structure-property correlations at different distance scales is one of the important challenges to the rational design of molecular gelators. Here, a series of dihydroxylated derivatives of long-chain fatty acids, derived from three naturally occurring molecules-oleic, erucic and ricinoleic acids-are investigated as gelators of a wide variety of liquids. Conclusions about what constitutes a more (or less!) efficient gelator are based upon analyses of a variety of thermal, structural, molecular modeling, and rheological results. Correlations between the manner of molecular packing in the neat solid or gel states of the gelators and Hansen solubility data from the liquids leads to the conclusion that diol stereochemistry, the number of carbon atoms separating the two hydroxyl groups, and the length of the alkanoic chains are the most important structural parameters controlling efficiency of gel formation for these gelators. Some of the diol gelators are as efficient or even more efficient than the well-known, excellent gelator, (R)-12-hydroxystearic acid; others are much worse. The ability to form extensive intermolecular H-bonding networks along the alkyl chains appears to play a key role in promoting fiber growth and, thus, gelation. In toto, the results demonstrate how the efficiency of gelation can be modulated by very small structural changes and also suggest how other structural modifications may be exploited to create efficient gelators.

  6. Implementing Hansen's Proficiencies.

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    Carlson, J. Lon; Cohn, Raymond L.; Ramsey, David D.

    2002-01-01

    Describes an economics department framework that incorporates the William Lee Hansen curriculum proficiencies. Identifies tools students should be able to use to complete specific activities, significant prerequisite changes for upper division courses, and the development of a capstone project to employ student skills and knowledge. (JEH)

  7. Rejoinder to Hansen

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    Suthakaran, V.

    2012-01-01

    Hansen (2012b) reiterates his view that the humanities should form the ideological foundation of the counseling profession by challenging the validity of the central premises for the author's argument that the humanities and science should have equal ideological standing. The author attempts to explain the reasons for their conflicting ideas on…

  8. Poul Hansen Egede

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    Andersen, Jan

    Grønlandsforskeren Poul Hansen Egede er med sin eksemplariske indsamling, bearbejdning og formidling af viden om grønlandsk kultur og sprog en central skikkelse i Grønlands tidlige videnskabshistorie. Skildringen af Poul Egedes liv og værk bygger på hans egne optegnelser samt på hidtil upåagtede...

  9. Statskonsulent K. Hansen

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    Kristensen, Birgit Juul

    2011-01-01

    Beskrivelse af gammel bogsamling fra Ladelund Landbrugsskole (nu Syddansk Universitetsbibliotek i Esbjerg), samlet af Statskonsulent K. Hansen (1858-1941). Derudover en fremstilling af hans liv og virke som statskonsulent i planteavl for Øerne, leder af Dansk Landbrugsmuseum, forfatter af...

  10. Proposition of group molar constants for sodium to calculate the partial solubility parameters of sodium salts using the van Krevelen group contribution method.

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    Barra, J; Peña, M A; Bustamante, P

    2000-04-01

    The aim of this study is to propose, for the first time, a set of group molar constants for sodium to calculate the partial solubility parameters of sodium salts. The values were estimated using the few experimental partial solubility parameters of acid/sodium salt series available either from the literature (benzoic acid/Na, ibuprofen acid/Na, diclofenac Na) or determined in this work (salicylic acid/Na, p-aminobenzoic acid/Na, diclofenac), the group contribution method of van Krevelen to calculate the partial parameters of the acids, and three reasonable hypothesis. The experimental method used is a modification of the extended Hansen approach based on a regression analysis of the solubility mole fraction of the drug lnX(2) against models including three- or four-partial solubility parameters of a series of pure solvents ranging from non-polar (heptane) to highly polar (water). The modified method combined with the four-parameter model provided the best results for both acids and sodium derivatives. The replacement of the acidic proton by sodium increased the dipolar and basic partial solubility parameters, whereas the dispersion parameter remained unaltered, thus increasing the overall total solubility parameter of the salt. The proposed group molar constants of sodium are consistent with the experimental results as sodium has a relatively low London dispersion molar constant (identical to that of -OH), a very high Keesom dipolar molar constant (identical to that of -NO(2), two times larger than that of -OH), and a very high hydrogen bonding molar constant (identical to that of -OH). The proposed values are: F((Na)d)=270 (J cm(3))(1/2) mol(-1); F((Na)p)=1030 (J cm(3))(1/2) mol(-1); U((Na)h)=17000 J mol(-1). Like the constants for the other groups, the group molar constants proposed for sodium are certainly not the exact values. However, they are believed to be a fair approximation of the impact of sodium on the partial solubility parameters and, therefore, can

  11. The Chameleonic Behavior of Ionic Liquids and its Impact on the Solubility Parameters Estimation

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    Batista, Marta; Neves, Catarina S; Carvalho, Pedro Jorge

    2011-01-01

    of a curious behavior for the ILs that seem to present more than one solubility parameter acting as polar molecules in some situations and as non-polar molecules in others, depending on the medium. This behavior was confirmed by solubility measurements of [C4MIM][PF6] in solvent mixtures. The solubility...

  12. 溶解度参数在脂肪酸甲酯溶解性研究中的运用%Study on Application of Solubility Parameter in Solubility Study of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters

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    陆向红; 杨云财; 计建炳

    2011-01-01

    Solubility Parameters of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) were calculated by group contribution methods.Results showed that solubility parameters of FAMEs increased with the chain length, but were not affected by the degree of unsaturation.KB values and extraction ability of FAMEs for pyridine in water were measured and compared with solubility parameters.It was shown that the consistency existed among KB value, extraction ability and solubility parameters.Hansen solubility parameters of FAMEs calculated by group contribution methods could reflect the solvency of FAMEs.Solubility parameter of FAMEs, organic solvents and organic impurities were compared.Results showed that FAMEs could instead of organic solvents and be used in industrial fields.FAMEs were a promising green solvent because of its safety, non -toxicity and bio -degradability.%采用基团贡献法计算了单个脂肪酸甲酯的溶解度参数,发现脂肪酸甲酯的溶解度参数随着碳链的增长而降低,而碳链不饱和度的增大对其影响有限.测定了几种脂肪酸甲酯的KB值,考察了生物柴油萃取废水中苯酚的萃取性能,并将其与脂肪酸甲酯的溶解度参数进行了比较,结果显示利用基团贡献法计算得到的脂肪酸甲酯的Hansen溶解度参数可以很好地反映脂肪酸甲酯的溶解性能.在此基础上,比较了脂肪酸甲酯与常用有机溶剂、常见有机污染物的溶解度参数,结果发现,脂肪酸甲酯与常用有机溶剂、常见有机污染物具有相近的溶解度参数,脂肪酸甲酯可以作为一种性能优良的绿色溶剂,替代常用的有机溶剂广泛应用与工业清洗、废弃物处理等方面.

  13. Solvent selection for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometric analysis of synthetic polymers employing solubility parameters.

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    Brandt, Heike; Ehmann, Thomas; Otto, Matthias

    2010-08-30

    The principle relating to the selection of a proper matrix, cationization reagent, and solvent for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) of synthetic polymers is still a topic of research. In this work we focused on the selection of a suitable MALDI solvent. Polystyrene PS7600 and poly(ethylene glycol) PEG4820 were analyzed by MALDI-TOF MS using various solvents which were selected based on the Hansen solubility parameter system. For polystyrene (PS), dithranol was used as the matrix and silver trifluoroacetate as the cationization reagent whereas, for poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), the combination of 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid and sodium trifluoroacetate was used for all experiments. When employing solvents which dissolve PS and PEG, reliable MALDI mass spectra were obtained while samples in non-solvents (solvents which are not able to dissolve the polymer) failed to provide spectra. It seems that the solubility of the matrix and the cationization reagent are less important than the polymer solubility.

  14. Pharmacokinetic parameters and biodistribution of soluble cytokine receptors.

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    Jacobs, C A; Beckmann, M P; Mohler, K; Maliszewski, C R; Fanslow, W C; Lynch, D H

    1993-01-01

    The potential use of soluble cytokine receptors as therapeutics in disease states when excessive or prolonged cytokine expression leads to pathogenesis is just beginning (Van Brunt, 1989). The inhibitory effects of soluble receptors have been found to be highly potent and specific for their respective cytokines (Maliszewski and Fanslow, 1990; Maliszewski et al., 1990). Recent in vivo data have shown that exogenously administered soluble receptors can function as cytokine antagonists and suppress autoimmune inflammatory responses (Jacobs et al., 1991a), allograft rejection, and alloreactivity (Fanslow et al., 1990b). The proposed frequency of administration and dosage of a therapeutic agent is dependent on the half-life of the agent and the route of administration. The elimination or half-life of a drug usually depends on its physiochemical properties (molecular size, glycosylation, isoelectric point, and hydrophobic/hydrophilic properties) (DiPalma and DiGregorio, 1990; Katzung, 1984). The half-life will also depend on the mechanism of clearance for that specific receptor. Once pharmacokinetic data are available for soluble receptors, the therapeutic potential of these molecules can be better evaluated. Only limited pharmacokinetic data are currently available for soluble cytokine receptors (Jacobs et al., 1991b). For sIL-1R, the majority of an intravenously administered dose was cleared in the second elimination phase, with a reasonably long half-life (6.3 hr), such that the entire dose was not eliminated until 35 hr. If administration is by subcutaneous injection, the half-life was even more prolonged. One explanation for the prolonged half-life is the minimal distribution to liver and kidneys and thus low levels of clearance by these organs. In contrast, elimination of intravenously administered sIL-4R was relatively rapid, with a short half-life (2.3 hr). This appeared mainly due to liver distribution and clearance, which has been the highest observed for any

  15. Determination and evaluation of solubility parameter of satranidazole using dioxane-water system

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    Rathi P

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Satranidazole, a potent broad spectrum antiprotozoal, is a poorly water-soluble drug and has low bioavailability on oral administration. One of the important methods to improve the solubility and bioavailability of a less water-soluble drug is by the use of cosolvents. The solubility enhancement produced by binary blends with a cosolvent (dioxane was studied against the solubility parameter of solvent blends (d1 to evaluate the solubility parameter of drug (d2 . Solubility parameter of drug (d2 was evaluated in blends of dioxane-water system. The results obtained were compared with the d2 values obtained using Molar Volume Method and Fedor′s Group Substitution Method. The binary blend water-dioxane (10:90 gave maximum solubility with an experimental d2 value of 11.34 (Cal/cm 3 0.5 that was comparable to the theoretical values of 11.34 (Cal/cm 3 0.5 determined by Molar Volume Method and 11.3928 (Cal/cm 3 0.5 when determined by Fedor′s Group Substitution Method, which is in good agreement with solubility measurement method.

  16. [Diagnosis of Hansen's disease].

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    Yotsu, Rie Roselyne; Suzuki, Koichi; Mori, Shuichi; Ishii, Norihisa

    2011-02-01

    The Leprosy Mailing List (LML) is an e-mailing list open to whoever interested in the field from all over the world. It acts as a forum for exchanging information related to Hansen's disease. It was established in February 2001 in Italy, and the present moderator of the LML is Dr. Salvatore Noto. He and his colleague have recently introduced an atlas for diagnosing Hansen's disease which they brought together information and photos collected through the LML. The atlas is divided into three sections, (1) Introduction, (2) Cardinal signs, and (3) Diagnosis and the clinical spectrum of leprosy, and they are all accompanied with relevant photos. This time, Dr. Noto kindly permitted us to translate the atlas into Japanese to be published in the Japanese Journal of Leprosy and posted in the Japanese Leprosy Association homepage. This article includes the translation and some of the most informative photos. For more information, please refer to the homepage where you will find all photos in the atlas.

  17. Solubility Characteristics of PCBM and C60.

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    Boucher, David; Howell, Jason

    2016-11-10

    Empirical data indicate that several good solvents for C60 and [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) have substantial polar and hydrogen-bonding components, which are not intrinsic to the structure of the C60 and PCBM molecules themselves. Functional solubility parameter (FSP) and convex solubility parameter (CSP) computations are performed on C60 and PCBM using solubility data available in the literature. The CSP and FSP results are compared to previously reported Hansen solubility parameters (HSPs) and to the parameters calculated using additive functional group contribution methods. The CSP and FSP methods confirm the anomalously large polar and hydrogen-bonding parameters, δP and δH, obtained experimentally for C60 and PCBM. This behavior, which is quite irregular given the structure of the molecules, is due to the fact that several good solvents have high δP and δH values. Thus, these irregularities are highlighted by the CSP and FSP calculations. Additional contradictory solubility characteristics are disclosed by comparing the experimental solubility parameters to a linear solvation energy relationship (LSER) model, additive functional group calculations, and COSMO-RS computations. The FSP solubility function strongly suggests that the solubility parameters do not accurately represent the cohesive energy density properties of C60 and PCBM, as intended, but rather they manifest the properties of the solvents, e.g., high δP and δH values, that are necessary to accommodate these molecules in the liquid phase.

  18. [Determination of solubility parameters for asymmetrical dicationic ionic liquids by inverse gas chromatography].

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    Wang, Jun; Yang, Xuzhao; Wu, Jinchao; Song, Hao; Zou, Wenyuan

    2015-12-01

    Inverse gas chromatographic (IGC) technology was used to determine the solubility parameters of three asymmetrical dicationic ionic liquids ([ PyC5Pi] [ NTf2]2, [MpC5Pi] [NTf2]2 and [PyC6Pi] [NTf2]2) at 343.15-363.15 K. Five alkanes were applied as test probes including octane (n-C8) , decane (n-C10), dodecane (n-C12), tetradecane (n-C14), hexadecane (n-C16). Some thermodynamic parameters were obtained by IGC data analysis, such as the specific retention volumes of the solvents (V0(g)), the molar enthalpies of sorption (ΔHs(1)), the partial molar enthalpies of mixing at infinite dilution (ΔH∞91)), the molar enthalpies of vaporization (ΔH)v)), the activity coefficients at infinite dilution (Ω∞(1)), and Flory-Huggins interaction parameters (χ∞(12)) between ionic liquids and probes. The solubility parameters (δ2) of the three dicationic ionic liquids at room temperature (298.15 K) were 28.52-32.66 (J x cm(-3)) ½. The solubility parameters (δ2) of cationic structure with 4-methyl morpholine are bigger than those of the cationic structure with pyridine. The bigger the solubility parameter (δ2) is, the more the carbon numbers of linking group of the ionic liquids are. The results are of great importance to the study of the solution behavior and the applications of ionic liquid.

  19. Experimental and theoretical studies on physico-chemical parameters affecting the solubility of phosphogypsum

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    Papanicolaou, Fanos; Antoniou, Stella [Chemistry Department, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia (Cyprus); Pashalidis, Ioannis [Chemistry Department, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia (Cyprus)], E-mail: pspasch@ucy.ac.cy

    2009-10-15

    Phosphogypsum is a waste by-product of the phosphate fertilizer industry, which is usually disposed in the environment because of its restricted use in industrial applications. Physico-chemical conditions existing in stack fluids and leachates are of major importance and determine solubility and redox stability of phosphogypsum, as well as radionuclide release from stacks to terrestrial environments. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of key parameters (e.g. ionic strength, temperature, pH) on the solubility of phosphogypsum. Phosphogypsum sampling and in-situ measurements were carried out at a coastal stack in Cyprus, solubility experiments were performed in simulated laboratory systems and thermodynamic calculations by means of MINTEQA2, an equilibrium speciation model. Generally, increasing ionic strength and temperature leads to increased phosphogypsum solubility, with the former being much more effective. The increased solubility of phosphogypsum in saline solutions is attributed solely to ionic strength effects on the activity of ionic species in solution and no solid phase transformations could be observed. The effect of pH on phosphogypsum solubility seems to be insignificant at least in a pH range between 4 and 8. Regarding uranium levels, there is a strong correlation between salinity and uranium concentration and linear correlation between phosphogypsum solubility and uranium levels in stack solutions, indicating the incorporation of uranium into the gypsum lattice and the formation of a solid solution.

  20. Experimental and theoretical studies on physico-chemical parameters affecting the solubility of phosphogypsum.

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    Papanicolaou, Fanos; Antoniou, Stella; Pashalidis, Ioannis

    2009-10-01

    Phosphogypsum is a waste by-product of the phosphate fertilizer industry, which is usually disposed in the environment because of its restricted use in industrial applications. Physico-chemical conditions existing in stack fluids and leachates are of major importance and determine solubility and redox stability of phosphogypsum, as well as radionuclide release from stacks to terrestrial environments. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of key parameters (e.g. ionic strength, temperature, pH) on the solubility of phosphogypsum. Phosphogypsum sampling and in-situ measurements were carried out at a coastal stack in Cyprus, solubility experiments were performed in simulated laboratory systems and thermodynamic calculations by means of MINTEQA2, an equilibrium speciation model. Generally, increasing ionic strength and temperature leads to increased phosphogypsum solubility, with the former being much more effective. The increased solubility of phosphogypsum in saline solutions is attributed solely to ionic strength effects on the activity of ionic species in solution and no solid phase transformations could be observed. The effect of pH on phosphogypsum solubility seems to be insignificant at least in a pH range between 4 and 8. Regarding uranium levels, there is a strong correlation between salinity and uranium concentration and linear correlation between phosphogypsum solubility and uranium levels in stack solutions, indicating the incorporation of uranium into the gypsum lattice and the formation of a solid solution.

  1. Hansen's disease: a vanishing disease?

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    Sinésio Talhari

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The introduction, implementation, successes and failures of multidrug therapy (MDT in all Hansen's disease endemic countries are discussed in this paper. The high efficacy of leprosy treatment with MDT and the global reduction of prevalence led the World Health Organization, in 1991, to establish the goal of elimination of Hansen's disease (less than 1 patient per 10,000 inhabitants to be accomplished by the year 2000. Brazil, Nepal and East Timor are among the few countries that didn't reach the elimination goal by the year 2000 or even 2005. The implications of these aspects are highlighted in this paper. Current data from endemic and previously endemic countries that carry a regular leprosy control programme show that the important fall in prevalence was not followed by the reduction of the incidence. This means that transmission of Mycobacterium leprae is still an issue. It is reasonable to conclude that we are still far from the most important goal of Hansen's disease control: the interruption of transmission and reduction of incidence. It is necessary to emphasize to health managers the need of keeping Hansen's disease control activities to better develop control programmes in the future. The recent international proposal to interrupt the transmission of leprosy by the year 2020 seems to unrealistic and it is discussed in this paper. The possibility of epidemiological impact related to the human immunodeficiency virus/Hansen's disease coinfection is also considered.

  2. Hansen's disease: a vanishing disease?

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    Talhari, Sinésio; Grossi, Maria Aparecida de Faria; Oliveira, Maria Leide W D R de; Gontijo, Bernardo; Talhari, Carolina; Penna, Gerson Oliveira

    2012-12-01

    The introduction, implementation, successes and failures of multidrug therapy (MDT) in all Hansen's disease endemic countries are discussed in this paper. The high efficacy of leprosy treatment with MDT and the global reduction of prevalence led the World Health Organization, in 1991, to establish the goal of elimination of Hansen's disease (less than 1 patient per 10,000 inhabitants) to be accomplished by the year 2000. Brazil, Nepal and East Timor are among the few countries that didn't reach the elimination goal by the year 2000 or even 2005. The implications of these aspects are highlighted in this paper. Current data from endemic and previously endemic countries that carry a regular leprosy control programme show that the important fall in prevalence was not followed by the reduction of the incidence. This means that transmission of Mycobacterium leprae is still an issue. It is reasonable to conclude that we are still far from the most important goal of Hansen's disease control: the interruption of transmission and reduction of incidence. It is necessary to emphasize to health managers the need of keeping Hansen's disease control activities to better develop control programmes in the future. The recent international proposal to interrupt the transmission of leprosy by the year 2020 seems to unrealistic and it is discussed in this paper. The possibility of epidemiological impact related to the human immunodeficiency virus/Hansen's disease coinfection is also considered.

  3. [HANSEN'S DISEASE IN ISRAEL].

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    Gilead, Leon; Wexler, Ruth

    2016-10-01

    Hansen's disease (HD) is an anthropophylic, infectious, chronic disease, caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The systemic disease, affecting both males and females at any age, involves mainly the skin and the peripheral nerves located in the limbs close to the skin. Traditionally the treatment of HD patients was entrusted to dermatologists. Current drug therapy given at an early stage can prevent many of the complications, and enables patients to go on with life. In 95% of the population there is an innate immunity, which following exposure, enables the development of an effective immune response preventing the development of overt clinical disease. So far, there is neither an effective vaccination nor a simple test which can predict susceptibility to the infection. A long history of ignorance and stigmatization may add a social dimension to the physical ailment and suffering of HD patients. Despite the elimination campaign declared by the WHO in the early 1990s, the disease continues to exist. New patients are diagnosed each year, though in lower numbers and HD patients can be found all over the world. The relatively low prevalence of HD in non-endemic countries and the misconception that it has been eradicated long ago, make the awareness to the disease extremely poor. HD is usually not included in the differential diagnosis even when clear symptoms are present. This results in a very late diagnosis of new HD patients, thus missing the window of opportunity for early treatment which could prevent complications and disability. The purpose of this update is to raise awareness to the existence of HD in Israel and its diagnosis, to present updated epidemiological data for Israel and a glimpse at the global situation.

  4. Inverse gas chromatographic study of the oxidation stability of lubricating base oils via solubility parameter calculations.

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    Moustafa, Nagy Emam; Eissa, Elham Ahmed

    2007-11-01

    The Flory-Huggins interaction parameter (chi1, 2(infinity)) and solubility parameter (delta2) and its hydrogen bonding sensing component (delta(h)) were determined using inverse gas chromatography (IGC). These parameters were successfully used in the probes of chemical changes that occur during the oxidation of naphthenic and paraffinic base oils in a GC column. Changes in chi1, 2(infinity) values reflect the different types of intermolecular interactions (dispersive, polar, hydrogen bonding) of the given lubricating base oil during oxidation. The obtained results showed that delta(h) component of solubility parameter is the most important parameter for probing the oxidative-chemical changes during the oxidation of given lubricating oils.

  5. Characterization of the surface tension and solubility parameter of epoxy resin by using inverse gas chromatography.

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    Shi, Fenghui; Dai, Zhishuang; Zhang, Baoyan

    2010-07-01

    Inverse gas chromatography (IGC) was used to measure the surface tension and solubility parameter of E51 epoxy resin in this work. By using the Schultz method, decane, nonane, octane and heptane were chosen as the neutral probes to calculate the dispersive surface tensions (gamma(D)). Based on the Good-van Oss equation, the specific surface tension (gamma(SP)) of E51 epoxy resin was calculated with the acidic probe of dichloromethane and the basic probe of toluene. The results showed that the gamma(D) and gamma(SP) of the E51 resin decreased linearly with the increase of temperature. According to the Flory-Huggins parameters (chi) between the resin and a series of probes, the solubility parameters (delta) of E51 resin at different temperatures were estimated using the method developed by DiPaola-Baranyi and Guillet. It was found that the values of delta of the E51 resin were 11.78, 11.57, 11.48 and 11.14 MPa1/2 at 30, 40, 50 and 60 degrees C, respectively. The dispersive component (delta(D)) and the specific component (delta(SP)) of solubility parameter at different temperatures of the E51 resin were investigated according to the relationships between surface tension, cohesion energy and solubility parameter. The results showed that the values of delta(D) were higher than those of delta(SP) for the epoxy resin, and both of them decreased with the increase of temperature.

  6. Determination of solubility parameters and thermodynamic properties in hydrocarbon-solvent systems by gas chromatography

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    E. Díaz

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Gas chromatography used to calculate the specific retention volume of several hydrocarbons in different chromatographic liquid phases (Squalane, Carbowax-400, Carbowax-1500, Carbowax-4000, Amine-220, Dinonyl phthalate, Tributyl phosphate and Trixylenyl phosphate. Some thermodynamic parameters, such as enthalpy of sorption and Flory-Huggins parameters relating the interaction between liquid phases and solutes, were also calculated from the determined retention volumes. Liquid phase solubility parameters of Squalane, Carbowax-400, Carbowax-1500 and Carbowax-4000 at 80 ºC as well as the polar and apolar components were calculated too. A new model was proposed to correlate polar contribution to the solubility parameter of a liquid phase with the specific retention volume of a solute in this liquid phase.

  7. Problems of millipound thrust measurement. The "Hansen Suspension"

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    Carta, David G.

    2014-03-31

    Considered in detail are problems which led to the need and use of the 'Hansen Suspension'. Also discussed are problems which are likely to be encountered in any low level thrust measuring system. The methods of calibration and the accuracies involved are given careful attention. With all parameters optimized and calibration techniques perfected, the system was found capable of a resolution of 10 {mu} lbs. A comparison of thrust measurements made by the 'Hansen Suspension' with measurements of a less sophisticated device leads to some surprising results.

  8. Prediction of Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium Using the Group Solubility Parameter Model

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    ZHAO Mo; CHEN Fuming

    2005-01-01

    The group solubility parameter (GSP) model was used to analyze the liquid-liquid equilibrium (LLE) of ternary and quaternary systems. The GSP parameters are divided into four dimensions representing the four major intermolecular forces. The values of the parameters were determined by regression using the nonlinear SIMPLEX optimization method to fit the LLE data of 548 ternary and 26 quaternary systems selected from the literature. LLE predictions of 8 ternary systems were then made using the fit parameters. Comparison of the results with predictions using the modified UNIFAC model shows that the GSP model has less adjustable parameters to achieve a similar accuracy and that the parameter values are easily acquired by analysis of available data.

  9. [Evaluation of inverse gas chromatography (IGC) methods to measure astragaloside solubility parameter from Buyang Huanwu decoction].

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    Tang, Yu; Hu, Chao; Liao, Qiong; Liu, Wen-long; Yang, Yan-tao; He, Hong; He, Fu-yuan

    2015-01-01

    The solubility parameter determination of astrageloside from Buyang Huanwu decoction with inverse gas chromatography (IGC) method evaluation was investigated in this paper. Di-n-octyl phthalate Kwai alternative sample was used to carry out methodological study. The accuracy of the measured correlation coefficient was 0.992 1. Experimental precision measured by IGC experiments showed that the results were accurate and reliable. The sample was uniformly coated on the surface of an inert carrier and N2 gas was carrier gas, a variety of polar solvents such as isopropanol, toluene, acetone, chloroform, cyclohexane as probes. TCD detector temperature was 150 degrees C, gas room temperature was 120 degrees C. Similar headspace method was used whichever over 1 μL gas into the GC measurement, Retention time t(R), t(0) and all the parameters of air and probes molecules within the column were tested. Astragaloside solubility parameter was (21.02 ± 2.4) [J x cm(-3)] ½, literature value was 19.24 [J x cm(-3)] ½, and relevant coefficient was 0.984 5. IGC method is effective and accurate to measure ingredients solubility parameter.

  10. SELECTION OF POLYMER SOLVENTS AND NEW TWO-DIMENSIONAL SOLUBILITY PARAMETER%聚合物的溶剂选择与新的两维溶解度参数

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    俞春芳; 黑恩成; 刘国杰

    2001-01-01

    按照溶解度参数的新定义,建立了一个两维溶解度参数体系,它由物理和化学两个溶解度参数分量构成,这两个分量的拆分借鉴了Wiehe新近提出的原则.对每一种聚合物在不同液体中的溶解度实验数据作图表明,所有溶剂几乎都聚集在溶解度参数图的某一区域内,这个区域可用一椭圆表示.通过一个简单的加和规则,它能用来满意地预测混合溶剂的溶解能力,为聚合物选择溶剂提供了重要的依据.广泛的检验表明,新的两维溶解度参数要比Hansen三维溶解度参数更加可靠.%Based on the new definition of solubility parameter obtained by our previous work, a new two-dimensional solubility parameter consisted of the physical and chemical (solubility parameter) components has been established. The method proposed by Wiehe is used as a reference to divide the two components. From the profile of solubility data, it can be seen that all solvents are almost located within some area of solubility parameter diagram for every polymer. This area can be expressed by an ellipse, which provides an important basis for the selection of polymer solvents. Using a simple adding rule, it can be satisfactorily used to predict the solvency of mixing solvents. The results of extensive testing show that the new two-dimensional solubility parameter is more reliable than Hansen's three-dimensional solubility parameter for the selection of polymer solvents.

  11. 采用Hansen溶解度参数进行环氧固化体系的匹配%Matching of epoxy curing system using Hansen solubility parameters

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    谷敬坤; 叶章基; 谭振华; 陈凯峰; 王胜龙; 戎宗明

    2013-01-01

    实验测定了25~80℃时3种环氧树脂、3种改性树脂和3种固化剂在77种溶剂中的溶解情况,并经计算得到了相应的Hansen溶解球参数.利用树脂-改性树脂、树脂-固化剂、树脂-改性树脂-固化剂的Hansen溶解球的重叠率,可进行共溶剂的选择及防腐防污自分层涂料的树脂匹配和溶剂配方的选择;对于无溶剂的固化体系则由测得的溶解度参数计算Flory-Huggins相互作用参数x12,进而计算其相平衡曲线或直接由x12数值判断其相容性.根据实验结果,可以筛选得到符合制备自分层涂层要求的环氧树脂改性树脂-固化剂匹配体系,并通过适当的混合溶剂配方,使得涂层中的树脂能有足够的时间进行扩散、分层,最终得到防腐防污性能最佳的效果.

  12. Application of Solubility Parameter Theory to Organosolv Extraction of Lignin from Enzymatically Hydrolyzed Cornstalks

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    Full Text Available The Hildebrand solubility parameter (delta-value was applied to explain the effect of organic solvent concentration on lignin removal during organosolv extraction of lignin from enzymatically hydrolyzed cornstalks under atmospheric pressure and low temperature (≤ 75 °C without additional catalyst. The -value of lignin, calculated using the group-contribution method, was 13.70 (cal/cm31/2. The proximity of the delta-value between organic solvent-water and lignin explained the delignification capacity of the organic solvent-water. The concentration of organic solvent in the aqueous mixture that led to the highest delignification (i.e., 34.5%, 41.8%, and 53.7% delignification for ethanol-water, 1,4-dioxane-water, and tetrahydrofuran-water, respectively was around 65 to 75% vol., which was in keeping with the prediction by the solubility parameter theory.

  13. Experimental determination of solubility parameters of oils as a function of pressure

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    Verdier, Sylvain Charles Roland; Duong, Diep; Andersen, Simon Ivar

    2005-01-01

    In this work, the solubility parameter of dead and live crude oils was measured at 303.15 K and up to 300 bar, using the internal pressure approach. An indirect technique was chosen, using thermal expansivities (determined from microcalorimetric measurements) and isothermal compressibilities...... (calculated from density measurements). This method was tested on seven pure compounds, and the deviation with literature data is oils, and a deviation of

  14. Ocular manifestations of Hansen's disease.

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    Sekhar, G C; Vance, G; Otton, S; Kumar, S V; Stanley, J N; Rao, G N

    1994-01-01

    A detailed ophthalmic evaluation including slitlamp biomicroscopy, measurement of corneal sensitivity using Cochet and Bonnet aesthesiometer, Schirmer's test and Goldmann applanation tonometry was carried out in 89 patients of Hansen's disease attending the leprosy clinic with or without ocular symptoms and willing to undergo eye evaluation. Thirty-one patients had lepromatous leprosy (8 with erythema nodosum leprosum), 56 patients had borderline disease (13 with reversal reactions) and 2 had tuberculoid disease. In addition to the well documented changes of lagophthalmos (6.7%), uveitis (7.3%) and cataracts (19%), we noted prominent corneal nerves in 133 eyes (74.7%), beaded corneal nerves in 19 eyes (10.7%), corneal scarring in 10 eyes (5.6%), corneal hypoaesthesia in 51 eyes (28%) and dry eye in 18 eyes (13%). Beaded corneal nerves and/or stomal infiltrates occurred mainly in the lepromatous group (75%). Ocular hypotony (IOP less than 12 mm Hg) was not seen more frequently in Hansen's as compared to age and sex matched controls with refractive errors or cataracts (33.7%, vs. 37.8%, p = 0.33). Our study highlights the primary corneal involvement with corneal neuropathy as the predominant feature of Hansen's disease.

  15. On Local convergence of Hansen-Patrick's iteration methods%Hansen Patrick 迭代的局部收敛性

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    陆建芳

    2001-01-01

    The local characteristics of Hansen-Patrick's iterative methods are discussed.We introduce a function T(t),use recurrence induction method to prove the local convergence theorems of Hansen-Patrick's one parameter family of iterative methods for finding fhe zeros of an analytic function equation f(z)=0.%讨论了Hansen-Patrick迭代的局部特征关系式,引入函数T(t),利用逐步归纳技巧,证明了在α为一定条件下Hansen-Patrick迭代过程对方程f(z)=0零点的局部收敛性.

  16. A single parameter representation of hygroscopic growth and cloud condensation nucleus activity – Part 2: Including solubility

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    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The ability of a particle to serve as a cloud condensation nucleus in the atmosphere is determined by its size, hygroscopicity and its solubility in water. Usually size and hygroscopicity alone are sufficient to predict CCN activity. Single parameter representations for hygroscopicity have been shown to successfully model complex, multicomponent particles types. Under the assumption of either complete solubility, or complete insolubility of a component, it is not necessary to explicitly include that component's solubility into the single parameter framework. This is not the case if sparingly soluble materials are present. In this work we explicitly account for solubility by modifying the single parameter equations. We demonstrate that sensitivity to the actual value of solubility emerges only in the regime of 2×10−1–5×10−4, where the solubility values are expressed as volume of solute per unit volume of water present in a saturated solution. Compounds that do not fall inside this sparingly soluble envelope can be adequately modeled assuming they are either infinitely soluble in water or completely insoluble.

  17. Avaliação dos parâmetros de solubilidade de Hildebrand/Hansen na seleção de solventes para a extração de pesticidas organoclorados do solo

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This work evaluated the use of the Hildebrand/Hansen solubility parameters for selection of solvents for extraction of the organochlorine pesticides pp' DDT, pp' DDE, Aldrin and a-Endossulfan from soil using columns packed with Al2O3. The mixtures hexane:dichloromethane (7:3; v/v, hexane:acetonitrile (1:1; v/v, hexane:acetone (1:1; v/v and pure hexane were chosen as extracting solutions. In the addition and recovery tests, different extraction solutions provided high recoveries percentages (>75% with coefficients of variation below 15%. The recoveries are in agreement with the Hildebrand/Hansen parameters, demonstrating its applicability in the selection of extracting solution and in the replacement of toxic solvents, as dichloromethane

  18. Hildebrand solubility parameter to predict drug release from hydroxypropyl methylcellulose gels.

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    Bustamante, P; Navarro-Lupión, J; Peña, M A; Escalera, B

    2011-07-29

    An equation including the Hildebrand solubility parameter δ of the drugs is used for the first time to model drug release from hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) gels: l nM = -21.578 + 2.102 δ-0.037 δ(2)+0.48 ln t + 1.028 ln C(i) (r(2) = 0.94 for a total of 286 cases). The experimentally determined release data of six drugs having different polarity (caffeine, theophylline, paracetamol, salicylic acid, naproxen and diclofenac) at several initial concentrations C(i) were included in the equation. In general, the amount of drug delivered is linear at the first 5-6h of the release profiles and the zero order constants K(o) increase as the solubility parameter of the drugs become larger. The Peppas exponential law M/M(∞) = Kt(n) is applicable to larger fractional release, until 67-87% (48-51 h) for the less polar drugs (diclofenac and naproxen, lower δ values) and more than 80% (26-28 h) for the more polar drugs (higher δ values, theophylline, salicylic acid, caffeine and paracetamol). The Peppas release rate (lnK) shows a parabolic relationship with the drug solubility parameter. The diffusional exponent n varies between 0.40 and 0.58 indicating that drug release is mainly controlled by diffusion. An extended form of the Peppas equation is also tested for each drug including all the initial concentrations: lnM = a + b ln t + c ln C(i) (r(2) = 0.88-0.94). The logarithm of the octanol-water partition coefficients can also be used in combination with the drug concentrations. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Solubility parameter and activity coefficient of HDEHP dimer in select organic diluents by vapor pressure osmometry

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    Gray, M.; Nilsson, M. [University of California Irvine, 916 Engineering Tower, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-2575 (United States); Zalupski, P. [Idaho National Laboratory, 2525 Fremont Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83415 (United States)

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    A thorough understanding of the non-ideal behavior of the chemical components utilized in solvent extraction contributes to the success of any large-scale spent nuclear fuel treatment. To address this, our current work uses vapor pressure osmometry to characterize the non-ideal behavior of the solvent extraction agent di-(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid (HDEHP), a common extractant in proposed separation schemes. Solubility parameters were fit to data on HDEHP at four temperatures using models based on Scatchard Hildebrand regular solution theory with Flory Huggins entropic corrections. The results are comparable but not identical to the activity coefficients from prior slope analysis in the literature. (authors)

  20. Klebsiella ozaenae Septicemia Associated with Hansen's Disease

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    Murray, Katherine A.; Clements, Bruce H.; Keas, Stephen E.

    1981-01-01

    Two cases of Klebsiella ozaenae septicemia from the National Hansen's Disease Center, Carville, La., are discussed: one fatal and one nonfatal. Although both patients had nasal complications of Hansen's disease (leprosy), the organism was grown initially from spinal fluid, blood, and wound cultures. This report confirms the potential pathogenicity of the K. ozaenae species and its widening disease spectrum. PMID:7037843

  1. A note on Hansen's coefficients in satellite theory

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    Giacaglia, G. E. O.

    1976-01-01

    General formulas for Hansen's coefficients in satellite theory are derived along with expressions for the eccentricity functions G and H. Recurrence relations for the eccentricity functions and their derivatives are obtained which are valid for all values of the parameter p. It is noted that the recurrence relations obtained by Challe and Laclaverie (1969) as well as by Balmino (1973) do not satisfy certain parity conditions and therefore involve coefficients outside the range of usage.

  2. Glyburide nanosuspension: Influence of processing and formulation parameter on solubility and in vitro dissolution behavior

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to formulate and optimize Glyburide (GB nanosuspension which is poorly water-soluble antidiabetic drug with optimization of the dissolution property and bioavailability by reducing the particle at nano size. The nanosuspension is prepared by Top down technique, i.e. high pressure homogenization. The formulation factors which affects particle size including concentration of surfactant while processing parameters includes homogenization pressure and homogenization cycle. After particle size reduction, we observe that there are increases in the surface energy which requires adequate stabilization by surfactant. In this study, practically water insoluble GB was nanoground and surfactant was employed for their stabilizing effect. In-vitro dissolution study revealed that increase in release rate of GB from nanoparticles (NPS as compare to pure raw GB. Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM study showed the spherical morphology of NPS. Particles size distribution, zeta potential, and crystal form of the formulated nanosuspension were studied by using particle size analyzer and X-ray powder diffraction. The result showed that the drug dissolution rate in nanosuspension formulation is depending upon crystal form, solubility, preparation procedure, and stabilizer employed.

  3. Psychosocial aspects of Hansen's disease (leprosy).

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    Singh, Gurvinder Pal

    2012-09-01

    In general, the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among people with Hansen's disease has greatly increased to date. However, inadequate psychiatric care of people with Hansen's disease is an area of increasing concern. Many studies have been conducted in India and abroad to find out the prevalence of comorbid psychiatric disorders in patients suffering from Hansen's disease. Although efforts have been made by the government and international organizations to solve the medical problems among this group of patients, this disease still carries a number of psychosocial issues. The social stigma connected to these patients makes this disease completely different from others. Even nowadays people affected by Hansen's disease have to leave their village and are socially isolated. Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder found in these patients. Early detection and treatment of psychiatric disorders among Hansen's disease patients is a powerful psychotherapeutic measure. Integrated healthcare strategy will be beneficial to these patients. A comprehensive MEDLINE search and review of relevant literature was carried out and the data extracted and studied with particular reference to psychosocial issues in Hansen's disease. The focus of this research work is related to psychiatric and social aspects vis-à-vis stigma in these patients with Hansen's disease.

  4. [Epidemiology of Hansen's disease in Israel].

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    Seidenbaum, M; Slater, P E; Ever-Hadani, P; Costin, C; Leviatan, A

    1993-08-01

    There are currently 200 patients with Hansen's disease in Israel who are being followed by the Hansen's Disease Government Hospital and the Ministry of Health (prevalence 4.4/100,000). Most of them immigrated from countries where the disease is endemic. Dermatological findings dominated the initial clinical picture, although 5% of patients are asymptomatic contacts of known cases. Age at onset of disease was less than 20 years in 1/4 of the cases. The incidence in Israel is falling: 0.4/100,000 in 1985-89 compared to 3.6/100,000 in 1950-54. Neurologic and dermatologic findings in an immigrant of any age originating from countries where Hansen's disease is endemic, should prompt appropriate diagnostic evaluation, even years after immigration to Israel. Contacts of known cases of Hansen's disease should be aggressively screened, even if asymptomatic.

  5. Correlation of leptin and soluble leptin receptor levels with anthropometric parameters in mother-newborn pairs

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    Marino-Ortega, Linda A; Molina-Bello, Adiel; Polanco-García, Julio C; Muñoz-Valle, José F; Salgado-Bernabé, Aralia B; Guzmán-Guzmán, Iris P; Parra-Rojas, Isela

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    The aim of this study was to investigate if anthropometric parameters are associated with both leptin and soluble leptin receptor (sLEPR) levels in newborns and their mothers. This cross-sectional study was performed in 118 mother-newborn pairs. The venous blood sample of mothers was taken before delivery and immediately after delivery an umbilical cord blood sample was collected. Levels of leptin and sLEPR in maternal and umbilical cord sera were assessed by ELISA. Maternal serum concentration of leptin and sLEPR (6.2 and 25.7 ng/ml, respectively) were higher than in umbilical cord blood (2.4 and 14.2 ng/ml, respectively). However, the newborns and their mothers had higher sLEPR levels than leptin levels. In mothers was observed that leptin levels increase with weight gain in pregnancy and decreased sLEPR levels. Cord leptin levels correlated with neonatal birth weight and length, the body circumferences, placental weight and maternal leptin levels. Cord sLEPR levels correlated with maternal sLEPR and leptin levels. Maternal serum concentration of leptin correlated with pre-pregnancy BMI, weight gain, cord sLEPR and leptin levels. Maternal sLEPR concentration correlated with cord sLEPR levels. The leptin and sLEPR levels in mother-newborn pairs are related with anthropometric parameters and an inverse correlation between leptin levels and sLEPR was observed in pairs. PMID:26379933

  6. Thermodynamic approach to boron nitride nanotube solubility and dispersion

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    Tiano, A. L.; Gibbons, L.; Tsui, M.; Applin, S. I.; Silva, R.; Park, C.; Fay, C. C.

    2016-02-01

    Inadequate dispersion of nanomaterials is a critical issue that significantly limits the potential properties of nanocomposites and when overcome, will enable further enhancement of material properties. The most common methods used to improve dispersion include surface functionalization, surfactants, polymer wrapping, and sonication. Although these approaches have proven effective, they often achieve dispersion by altering the surface or structure of the nanomaterial and ultimately, their intrinsic properties. Co-solvents are commonly utilized in the polymer, paint, and art conservation industries to selectively dissolve materials. These co-solvents are utilized based on thermodynamic interaction parameters and are chosen so that the original materials are not affected. The same concept was applied to enhance the dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) to facilitate the fabrication of BNNT nanocomposites. Of the solvents tested, dimethylacetamide (DMAc) exhibited the most stable, uniform dispersion of BNNTs, followed by N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF), acetone, and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP). Utilizing the known Hansen solubility parameters of these solvents in comparison to the BNNT dispersion state, a region of good solubility was proposed. This solubility region was used to identify co-solvent systems that led to improved BNNT dispersion in poor solvents such as toluene, hexane, and ethanol. Incorporating the data from the co-solvent studies further refined the proposed solubility region. From this region, the Hansen solubility parameters for BNNTs are thought to lie at the midpoint of the solubility sphere: 16.8, 10.7, and 9.0 MPa1/2 for δd, δp, and δh, respectively, with a calculated Hildebrand parameter of 21.8 MPa1/2.Inadequate dispersion of nanomaterials is a critical issue that significantly limits the potential properties of nanocomposites and when overcome, will enable further enhancement of material properties. The most common methods used to

  7. Thermodynamic Approach to Boron Nitride Nanotube Solubility and Dispersion

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    Tiano, A. L.; Gibbons, L.; Tsui, M.; Applin, S. I.; Silva, R.; Park, C.; Fay, C. C.

    2016-01-01

    Inadequate dispersion of nanomaterials is a critical issue that significantly limits the potential properties of nanocomposites and when overcome, will enable further enhancement of material properties. The most common methods used to improve dispersion include surface functionalization, surfactants, polymer wrapping, and sonication. Although these approaches have proven effective, they often achieve dispersion by altering the surface or structure of the nanomaterial and ultimately, their intrinsic properties. Co-solvents are commonly utilized in the polymer, paint, and art conservation industries to selectively dissolve materials. These co-solvents are utilized based on thermodynamic interaction parameters and are chosen so that the original materials are not affected. The same concept was applied to enhance the dispersion of boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) to facilitate the fabrication of BNNT nanocomposites. Of the solvents tested, dimethylacetamide (DMAc) exhibited the most stable, uniform dispersion of BNNTs, followed by N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF), acetone, and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP). Utilizing the known Hansen solubility parameters of these solvents in comparison to the BNNT dispersion state, a region of good solubility was proposed. This solubility region was used to identify co-solvent systems that led to improved BNNT dispersion in poor solvents such as toluene, hexane, and ethanol. Incorporating the data from the co-solvent studies further refined the proposed solubility region. From this region, the Hansen solubility parameters for BNNTs are thought to lie at the midpoint of the solubility sphere: 16.8, 10.7, and 9.0 MPa(exp 1/2) for delta d, delta p, and delta h, respectively, with a calculated Hildebrand parameter of 21.8 MPa)exp 1/2).

  8. Interaction of antimicrobial preservatives with blow-fill-seal packs: correlating sorption with solubility parameters.

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    Amin, Aeshna; Dare, Manish; Sangamwar, Abhay; Bansal, Arvind Kumar

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this work was to study the interaction of four commonly used ophthalmic antimicrobial preservatives [benzyl alcohol (BA), chlorbutol (CBL), benzalkonium chloride (BKC), and chlorhexidine gluconate (CG)] with Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) packs. Effect of packaging material [low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP)], humidity (25% RH, 75% RH) and concentration (0.5, 1.0, 2.0 mM BA/CBL in LDPE) was studied. BKC and CG gave negligible loss (preservative. Loss of BA switched from Case II to anomalous behavior with increasing initial concentration. A two-stage sorption behavior was inherent at all concentrations. Loss of CBL followed anomalous behavior with biphasic kinetics of loss. It was concluded that all the four preservatives were appropriate for use in PP BFS packs. However, only BKC and CG were amenable to be used in LDPE BFS packs. Lastly, an empirical expression consisting of the "solubility parameter distance" and "molar volume" of preservatives was developed to correlate the preservative loss in LDPE with the physicochemical properties of the preservatives.

  9. EFFECTS OF INHALATION OF SOLUBLE METALLIC CONSTITUENTS OF PARTICULATE MATTER ON CARDIOPULMONARY, THERMOREGULATORY, AND BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS IN GUINEA PIGS

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    EFFECTS OF INHALATION OF SOLUBLE METALLIC CONSTITUENTS OF PARTICULATE MATTER ON CARDIOPULMONARY, THERMOREGULATORY, AND BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS IN GUINEA PIGS. JP Nolan1, LB Wichers2, J Stanek3, UP Kodavanti1, MCJ Schladweiler1, PA Evansky1, ER Lappi1, DL Costa1, and WP Watkinson1...

  10. Avaliação dos parâmetros de solubilidade de Hildebrand/Hansen na seleção de solventes para a extração de pesticidas organoclorados do solo

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    Ricardo D. Villa; Adriana P. Oliveira; Raquel F. Pupo Nogueira

    2011-01-01

    This work evaluated the use of the Hildebrand/Hansen solubility parameters for selection of solvents for extraction of the organochlorine pesticides pp' DDT, pp' DDE, Aldrin and a-Endossulfan from soil using columns packed with Al2O3. The mixtures hexane:dichloromethane (7:3; v/v), hexane:acetonitrile (1:1; v/v), hexane:acetone (1:1; v/v) and pure hexane were chosen as extracting solutions. In the addition and recovery tests, different extraction solutions provided high recoveries percentages...

  11. Dermal nanocrystals from medium soluble actives - physical stability and stability affecting parameters.

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    Zhai, Xuezhen; Lademann, Jürgen; Keck, Cornelia M; Müller, Rainer H

    2014-09-01

    Nanocrystals are meanwhile applied to increase the dermal penetration of drugs, but were applied by now only to poorly soluble drugs (e.g. 1-10 μg/ml). As a new concept nanocrystals from medium soluble actives were produced, using caffeine as model compound (solubility 16 mg/ml at 20 °C). Penetration should be increased by (a) further increase in solubility and (b) mainly by increased hair follicle targeting of nanocrystals compared to pure solution. Caffeine nanocrystal production in water lead to pronounced crystal growth. Therefore the stability of nanocrystals in water-ethanol (1:9) and ethanol-propylene glycol (3:7) mixtures with lower dielectric constant D was investigated, using various stabilizers. Both mixtures in combination with Carbopol 981 (non-neutralized) yielded stable nanosuspensions over 2 months at 4 °C and room temperature. Storage at 40 °C lead to crystal growth, attributed to too strong solubility increase, supersaturation and Ostwald ripening effects. Stability of caffeine nanocrystals at lower temperatures could not only be attributed to lower solubility, because the solubilities of caffeine in mixtures and in water are not that much different. Other effects such as quantified by reduced dielectric constant D, and specific interactions between dispersion medium and crystal surface seem to play a role. With the 2 mixtures and Carbopol 981, a basic formulation composition for this type of nanocrystals has been established, to be used in the in vivo proof of principle of the new concept.

  12. Discussion and improvement of the refined COSMO-SAC parameters for solubility predictions: part 2

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    Bouillot, Baptiste; Teychené, Sébastien; Biscans, Béatrice

    2013-01-01

    Solubility of drugs is a key piece of information for the pharmaceutical industry. Despite its importance, particularly at the beginning of a new drug process development, this thermodynamic property of the solid-liquid equilibria (SLE) can hardly be predicted for a given molecule in a given solvent. In our recent works, some thermodynamic models (UNIFAC and its modifications, COSMO-SAC and its refinements, NRTL-SAC) were investigated and compared for solubility prediction. The main drawbacks...

  13. Influence of matching solubility parameter of polymer matrix and CNT on electrical conductivity of CNT/rubber composite

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    We report a general approach to fabricate elastomeric composites possessing high electrical conductivity for applications ranging from wireless charging interfaces to stretchable electronics. By using arbitrary nine kinds of rubbers as matrices, we experimentally demonstrate that the matching the solubility parameter of CNTs and the rubber matrix is important to achieve higher electrical conductivity in CNT/rubber composite, resulting in continuous conductive pathways leading to electrical co...

  14. Highly loaded interactive mixtures for dry powder inhalers: prediction of the adhesion capacity using surface energy and solubility parameters.

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    Wagner, K G; Dowe, U; Zadnik, J

    2005-05-01

    In order to correlate drug adhesion properties of a highly loaded interactive mixture for the use in dry powder inhalers with the surface energy and to establish a link to the solubility parameter, surface free energy was detected for micronized substances (salbutamol sulfate, salbutamol base, theophylline and alpha-lactose monohydrate) using inverse gas chromatography (IGC). Interactive mixtures with coarse crystalline alpha-lactose monohydrate as a carrier were prepared at loading levels from 7.5 to 20% (w/w) and analyzed with respect to their adhesion capacity (CA) using the air jet sieving method. Solubility parameters were taken from literature or calculated. As a result the CA was independent of the drug load and correlated linearly with volume specific surface energy interaction (SEIv) values of the adherents (R2 = 0.98498). A link between SEIv and the size normalized solubility parameter (delta(tot)/d50) was found. Consequently, plotting delta(tot)/d50 versus CA resulted also in a strong linear relationship (R2 = 0.99140). Overall a powerful tool was established to judge and quantify adhesion properties of highly loaded interactive mixtures even for estimates in early preformulation at a time where just the molecular structure of the active ingredient is known.

  15. A Reply to Hansen's Cultural Humanism

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    Lemberger, Matthew E.

    2012-01-01

    Hansen (2012b) responds to the author's (Lemberger, 2012) critique of his humanistic vision by dividing their arguments as either individual or cultural in design. In this reply, the author contends that the individual cannot be extracted from her or his culture and, therefore, what is sufficient for a humanistic counseling culture must also be…

  16. A Reply to Hansen's Cultural Humanism

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    Lemberger, Matthew E.

    2012-01-01

    Hansen (2012b) responds to the author's (Lemberger, 2012) critique of his humanistic vision by dividing their arguments as either individual or cultural in design. In this reply, the author contends that the individual cannot be extracted from her or his culture and, therefore, what is sufficient for a humanistic counseling culture must also be…

  17. Gels of ferulated arabinoxylans extracted from distillers dried grains with solubles: rheology, structural parameters and microstructure

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    One of the major by-products of bioethanol production is distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Maize is one of the main sources for the production of this biofuel. In this way, dietary fiber represents the principal fraction of DDGS, which could be a potential source of added-value biomolecu...

  18. Solubility studies of inorganic–organic hybrid nanoparticle photoresists with different surface functional groups

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    © 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. The solubility behavior of Hf and Zr based hybrid nanoparticles with different surface ligands in different concentrations of photoacid generator as potential EUV photoresists was investigated in detail. The nanoparticles regardless of core or ligand chemistry have a hydrodynamic diameter of 2-3 nm and a very narrow size distribution in organic solvents. The Hansen solubility parameters for nanoparticles functionalized with IBA and 2MBA have the highest contribution from the dispersion interaction than those with tDMA and MAA, which show more polar character. The nanoparticles functionalized with unsaturated surface ligands showed more apparent solubility changes after exposure to DUV than those with saturated ones. The solubility differences after exposure are more pronounced for films containing a higher amount of photoacid generator. The work reported here provides material selection criteria and processing strategies for the design of high performance EUV photoresists.

  19. Total soluble solids from banana: evaluation and optimization of extraction parameters.

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    Carvalho, Giovani B M; Silva, Daniel P; Santos, Júlio C; Izário Filho, Hélcio J; Vicente, António A; Teixeira, José A; Felipe, Maria das Graças A; Almeida e Silva, João B

    2009-05-01

    Banana, an important component in the diet of the global population, is one of the most consumed fruits in the world. This fruit is also very favorable to industry processes (e.g., fermented beverages) due to its rich content on soluble solids and minerals, with low acidity. The main objective of this work was to evaluate the influence of factors such as banana weight and extraction time during a hot aqueous extraction process on the total soluble solids content of banana. The extract is to be used by the food and beverage industries. The experiments were performed with 105 mL of water, considering the moisture of the ripe banana (65%). Total sugar concentrations were obtained in a beer analyzer and the result expressed in degrees Plato (degrees P, which is the weight of the extract or the sugar equivalent in 100 g solution at 20 degrees C), aiming at facilitating the use of these results by the beverage industries. After previous studies of characterization of the fruit and of ripening performance, a 2(2) full-factorial star design was carried out, and a model was developed to describe the behavior of the dependent variable (total soluble solids) as a function of the factors (banana weight and extraction time), indicating as optimum conditions for extraction 38.5 g of banana at 39.7 min.

  20. Use of surfactants as plasticizers in preparing solid dispersions of poorly soluble API: selection of polymer-surfactant combinations using solubility parameters and testing the processability.

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    Ghebremeskel, Alazar N; Vemavarapu, Chandra; Lodaya, Mayur

    2007-01-10

    Formation of solid dispersions as a means to enhance the dissolution rate of poorly soluble Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) typically employs hydrophilic polymer systems and surfactants. While the utility of the surfactant systems in solubilization is well known, the secondary effects of the same on processing and subsequent physical stability of the solid dispersions needs to be studied further. Physical blends of the poorly soluble API and hydrophilic polymers such as PVP-K30, Plasdone-S630, HPMC-E5, HPMCAS, and Eudragit L100 with mass ratio 1:1 were prepared. The surfactants tested in this study included Tween-80, Docusate sodium, Myrj-52, Pluronic-F68 and SLS. Thermal analysis of the API-polymer-surfactant blends suggested that the surfactants caused solvation/plasticization, manifesting in reduction of (i) the melting (T(m)) of API (ii) T(g) of the polymers and (iii) the combined T(g) of the solid dispersion formed from quench cooling. Explanation of these effects of surfactants is attempted based on their physical state (at the temperature of interest), HLB values and similarity of their solubility parameter values with respect to drug-polymer systems. Furthermore, extruded matrices containing different API-polymer (PVP-K30, Plasdone-S630, and HPMC-E5) mixtures prepared with and without surfactants, were produced by feeding the powder blend through a hot-melt extruder. The melt viscosity of the polymer blends was assessed by torque rheometry using a Haake Rheomix. The physicochemical properties of the extruded API-polymer-surfactant were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and polarized microscopy. The results demonstrated that the glass transition temperature of the carrier polymers decreased as direct result of the surfactants in the extrudate, due to an increase in the chain mobility of polymers. A decrease in the melt viscosity was seen due to a plasticization of the polymer. The drug release

  1. Solubility studies of inorganic-organic hybrid nanoparticle photoresists with different surface functional groups

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    Li, Li; Chakrabarty, Souvik; Jiang, Jing; Zhang, Ben; Ober, Christopher; Giannelis, Emmanuel P.

    2016-01-01

    The solubility behavior of Hf and Zr based hybrid nanoparticles with different surface ligands in different concentrations of photoacid generator as potential EUV photoresists was investigated in detail. The nanoparticles regardless of core or ligand chemistry have a hydrodynamic diameter of 2-3 nm and a very narrow size distribution in organic solvents. The Hansen solubility parameters for nanoparticles functionalized with IBA and 2MBA have the highest contribution from the dispersion interaction than those with tDMA and MAA, which show more polar character. The nanoparticles functionalized with unsaturated surface ligands showed more apparent solubility changes after exposure to DUV than those with saturated ones. The solubility differences after exposure are more pronounced for films containing a higher amount of photoacid generator. The work reported here provides material selection criteria and processing strategies for the design of high performance EUV photoresists.The solubility behavior of Hf and Zr based hybrid nanoparticles with different surface ligands in different concentrations of photoacid generator as potential EUV photoresists was investigated in detail. The nanoparticles regardless of core or ligand chemistry have a hydrodynamic diameter of 2-3 nm and a very narrow size distribution in organic solvents. The Hansen solubility parameters for nanoparticles functionalized with IBA and 2MBA have the highest contribution from the dispersion interaction than those with tDMA and MAA, which show more polar character. The nanoparticles functionalized with unsaturated surface ligands showed more apparent solubility changes after exposure to DUV than those with saturated ones. The solubility differences after exposure are more pronounced for films containing a higher amount of photoacid generator. The work reported here provides material selection criteria and processing strategies for the design of high performance EUV photoresists. Electronic supplementary

  2. Solubility of nonelectrolytes: a first-principles computational approach.

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    Jackson, Nicholas E; Chen, Lin X; Ratner, Mark A

    2014-05-15

    Using a combination of classical molecular dynamics and symmetry adapted intermolecular perturbation theory, we develop a high-accuracy computational method for examining the solubility energetics of nonelectrolytes. This approach is used to accurately compute the cohesive energy density and Hildebrand solubility parameters of 26 molecular liquids. The energy decomposition of symmetry adapted perturbation theory is then utilized to develop multicomponent Hansen-like solubility parameters. These parameters are shown to reproduce the solvent categorizations (nonpolar, polar aprotic, or polar protic) of all molecular liquids studied while lending quantitative rigor to these qualitative categorizations via the introduction of simple, easily computable parameters. Notably, we find that by monitoring the first-order exchange energy contribution to the total interaction energy, one can rigorously determine the hydrogen bonding character of a molecular liquid. Finally, this method is applied to compute explicitly the Flory interaction parameter and the free energy of mixing for two different small molecule mixtures, reproducing the known miscibilities. This methodology represents an important step toward the prediction of molecular solubility from first principles.

  3. [Immune response of Hansen's disease. Review].

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    Rada, Elsa; Aranzazu, Nacarid; Convit, Jacinto

    2009-12-01

    Hansen's disease presents a wide spectrum of clinical and histopathological manifestations that reflect the nature of the immunological response of the host towards diverse Mycobacterium leprae components. The immunological system, composed by both innate and adaptive immunology, offers protection towards infections of various etiologies, among them bacterial. Bacteria, of course, have developed multiple strategies for evading host defenses, based on either very complex or simple mechanisms, but with a single purpose: to "resist" host attacks and to be able to survive. We have tried to summarize some recent studies in Hansen's disease, with more emphasis in the inmunology area. We think that in the future, all illnesses should also be very strongly related to other important aspects such as the social, environmental and economic, and whose development is not solved in a laboratory.

  4. Ocular manifestation in treated multibacillary Hansen's disease.

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    Parikh, Rajul; Thomas, Saju; Muliyil, Jayaprakash; Parikh, Shefali; Thomas, Ravi

    2009-11-01

    To report the prevalence of ocular morbidity in patients with treated multibacillary Hansen's disease (HD) using modern ophthalmic diagnostic techniques in a rural community endemic for HD. Cross-sectional, observation study. All patients with multibacillary HD who had completed their multidrug therapy and who resided in 4 defined geographical areas in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. All participants underwent a complete eye examination that included slit-lamp examination, esthesiometry, gonioscopy, applanation tonometry, and dilated fundus examination, including a stereobiomicroscopic examination of the fundus at an ophthalmic center set up for that purpose. Glaucoma suspects underwent automated perimetry using a Humphrey Field Analyzer (Humphrey Instruments, San Leandro, CA). The prevalence of various ocular disease parameters were reported as mean value with 95% confidence interval. The difference of disease prevalence between various leprosy groups was compared using an unpaired t test. The association between eye symptoms and potentially sight-threatening complications was analyzed using the chi-square test. Three hundred eighty-six of the 446 patients with multibacillary HD residing in the defined areas were evaluated. Four patients (1.04%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.0%-2.0%) were bilaterally blind; 33 (8.55%; 95% CI, 5.8%-11.3%) had unilateral blindness. Mean intraocular pressure was 12 mmHg (standard deviation, 4.1 mmHg), and prevalence of glaucoma was 3.6% (95% CI, 1.8%-5.5%). Potentially sight-threatening (PST) pathologic features (corneal anesthesia, lagophthalmos, uveitis, scleritis, and advanced glaucoma) were present in 10.4% (95% CI, 7.4%-13.4%) of patients. Significant cataracts occurred 3 times more frequently in those with polar lepromatous leprosy. The odds ratio for PST pathology in the presence of patient-reported symptoms (pain, redness, inability to close eye, burning, and irritation) was 2.9 (95% CI, 1.34-6.26). Patients who have completed

  5. 42 CFR 32.91 - Purchase of services for Hansen's disease patients.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Purchase of services for Hansen's disease patients... MEDICAL CARE AND EXAMINATIONS MEDICAL CARE FOR PERSONS WITH HANSEN'S DISEASE AND OTHER PERSONS IN EMERGENCIES Persons with Hansen's Disease § 32.91 Purchase of services for Hansen's disease patients. Hansen's...

  6. Determination of the solubility parameter of ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate by inverse gas chromatography.

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    Ma, Xiaohong; Wang, Qiang; Li, Xiaoping; Tang, Jun; Zhang, Zhengfang

    2015-11-01

    Thermodynamic properties of ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([BMIM] BF4) were determined via inverse gas chromatography (IGC). Two groups of solvents with different chemical natures and polarities were used to obtain information about [BMIM] BF4-solvent interactions. The specific retention volume, molar heat of sorption, weight fraction activity coefficient, Flory-Huggins interaction parameter as well as solubility parameter were also determined in a temperature range of 333 - 373 K. The results showed that the selected solvents n-C10 to n-C12, carbon tetrachloride, cyclohexane and toluene were poor solvents for [BMIM] BF4, while dichloromethane, acetone, chloroform, methyl acetate, ethanol and methanol were favorite solvents for [BMIM] BF4. In addition, the solubility parameter of [ BMIM] BF4 was determined as 23.39 (J/cm3)0.5 by the extrapolation at 298 K. The experiment proved that IGC was a simple and accurate method to obtain the thermodynamic properties of ionic liquids. This study could be used as a reference to the application and research of the ionic liquids.

  7. Hansen's disease mimicking a systemic vasculitis.

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    Sampaio, L; Silva, L; Terroso, G; Pimenta, S; Brandão, F; Pinto, J; Prisca, A; Brito, J; Ventura, F

    2011-01-01

    Hansen's disease, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, classically presents with cutaneous and neurological manifestations. Rheumatologic manifestations present in 1 to 5% of the patients, and include arthritis, arthralgias, Charcot arthropathy, erythema nodosum and vasculitis. We report a case of a 86 year old woman with polyarthritis, subcutaneous nodules and leg ulcers whose differential diagnosis included primary vasculitis and diffuse connective tissue diseases and ended to be leprosy in a non endemic country.

  8. Methods for calculation of engineering parameters for gas separation. [vapor pressure and solubility of gases in organic liquids

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    Lawson, D. D.

    1979-01-01

    A group additivity method is generated which allows estimation, from the structural formulas alone, of the energy of vaporization and the molar volume at 25 C of many nonpolar organic liquids. Using these two parameters and appropriate thermodynamic relations, the vapor pressure of the liquid phase and the solubility of various gases in nonpolar organic liquids are predicted. It is also possible to use the data to evaluate organic and some inorganic liquids for use in gas separation stages or liquids as heat exchange fluids in prospective thermochemical cycles for hydrogen production.

  9. Peter Andreas Hansen und die astronomische Gemeinschaft - eine erste Auswertung des Hansen-Nachlasses.

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    Schwarz, O.; Strumpf, M.

    The literary assets of Peter Andreas Hansen are deposited in the Staatsarchiv Hamburg, the Forschungs- und Landesbibliothek Gotha and the Thüringer Staatsarchiv Gotha. They were never systematically investigated. The authors present here some results of a first evaluation. It was possible to reconstruct the historical events with regard to the maintenance of the Astronomische Nachrichten and the Altona observatory in 1854. Hansen was a successful teacher for many young astronomers. His way of stimulating the evolution of astronomy followed Zach's tradition.

  10. Closed loop identification using a modified Hansen scheme

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    Sekunda, André Krabdrup; Niemann, Hans Henrik; Poulsen, Niels Kjølstad

    2015-01-01

    in closed loop [4], and one such method is the Hansen scheme [1]. Standard identification using Hansen scheme demands generating the identification signals indirectly. In this paper it is instead proposed to use the relationship between the Youla factorization of a plant and its stabilizing controller...

  11. A synopsis of the history of Hansen's disease.

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    Couto Dal Secco, Raissa Gonçalves; França, Katlein; Castillo, David; AlHarbi, Mana; Lotti, Torello; Fioranelli, Massimo; Roccia, Maria Grazia

    2017-08-11

    Leprosy is a contagious infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae. This microorganism was discovered by Dr. Gerhard Hansen, and the illness was then baptized as Hansen's disease. For a long time, Hansen's disease was thought to be hereditary-a curse or a punishment from God. The disease affects skin and nerves and can cause severe damage. Due to its destructive effects, leprosy has caused fear, segregation, and prejudice in all societies since Biblical times. Patients with Hansen's disease have not been treated humanely around the world throughout the ages. This article is a summary of curious and interesting facts about the history and cultural aspects of Hansen's disease, which has chastised humanity for centuries. These facts are about the discovery of the disease, its propagation, the evolution of treatments, and the prejudice of society towards patients.

  12. A Modified Hansen's Theory as Applied to the Motion of Artificial Satellites

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    Musen, Peter

    1960-01-01

    This report presents a theory of oblateness perturbations of the orbits of artificial satellites based on Hansen's theory, with modification for adaptation to fast machine computation. The theory permits the easy inclusion of any gravitational terms and is suitable for the deduction of geo-physical and geodetic data from orbit observations on artificial satellites. The computations can be carried out to any desired order compatible with the accuracy of the geodetic parameters.

  13. W. W. Hansen, Microwave Physics, and Silicon Valley

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    Leeson, David

    2009-03-01

    The Stanford physicist W. W. Hansen (b. 1909, AB '29 and PhD '32, MIT post-doc 1933-4, Prof. physics '35-'49, d. 1949) played a seminal role in the development of microwave electronics. His contributions underlay Silicon Valley's postwar ``microwave'' phase, when numerous companies, acknowledging their unique scientific debt to Hansen, flourished around Stanford University. As had the prewar ``radio'' companies, they furthered the regional entrepreneurial culture and prepared the ground for the later semiconductor and computer developments we know as Silicon Valley. In the 1930's, Hansen invented the cavity resonator. He applied this to his concept of the radio-frequency (RF) linear accelerator and, with the Varian brothers, to the invention of the klystron, which made microwave radar practical. As WWII loomed, Hansen was asked to lecture on microwaves to the physicists recruited to the MIT Radiation Laboratory. Hansen's ``Notes on Microwaves,'' the Rad Lab ``bible'' on the subject, had a seminal impact on subsequent works, including the Rad Lab Series. Because of Hansen's failing health, his postwar work, and MIT-Stanford rivalries, the Notes were never published, languishing as an underground classic. I have located remaining copies, and will publish the Notes with a biography honoring the centenary of Hansen's birth. After the war, Hansen founded Stanford's Microwave Laboratory to develop powerful klystrons and linear accelerators. He collaborated with Felix Bloch in the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance. Hansen experienced first-hand Stanford's evolution from its depression-era physics department to corporate, then government funding. Hansen's brilliant career was cut short by his death in 1949, after his induction in the National Academy of Sciences. His ideas were carried on in Stanford's two-mile long linear accelerator and the development of Silicon Valley.

  14. The diagnostic challenge of Hansen's disease.

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    Chambers, James A; Baffi, Cynthia W; Nash, Kevin T

    2009-06-01

    Hansen's disease (HD), formerly referred to as leprosy, actively infects more than 250,000 persons worldwide, with over 2 million currently being treated for sequelae. Over 150 cases are annually reported in the U.S. Although transmission of Hansen's disease to military personnel is rare, physicians caring for those who deploy abroad should be aware of the diagnostic challenges and therapeutic aspects of the disease, as well as its implication for continued military service. Additionally, with U.S. involvement in humanitarian efforts abroad, many military physicians will encounter this condition in indigenous populations. Because of its relative rarity in the U.S. and its protean manifestations, diagnosis is generally delayed 6-12 months, leading to potentially irreversible sequelae. Therefore the clinician should be aware of the presentation of HD as well as the key steps to procuring a diagnosis. This paper reports a case of HD encountered in an active duty, native-born U.S. Air Force aviator.

  15. Use of polydispersity index as control parameter to study melting/freezing of Lennard-Jones system: Comparison among predictions of bifurcation theory with Lindemann criterion, inherent structure analysis and Hansen-Verlet rule

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    Sarmistha Sarkar; Rajib Biswas; Partha Pratim Ray; Biman Bagchi

    2015-10-01

    Using polydispersity index as an additional order parameter we investigate freezing/melting transition of Lennard-Jones polydisperse systems (with Gaussian polydispersity in size), especially to gain insight into the origin of the terminal polydispersity. The average inherent structure (IS) energy and root mean square displacement (RMSD) of the solid before melting both exhibit quite similar polydispersity dependence including a discontinuity at solid-liquid transition point. Lindemann ratio, obtained from RMSD, is found to be dependent on temperature. At a given number density, there exists a value of polydispersity index (P) above which no crystalline solid is stable. This transition value of polydispersity (termed as transition polydispersity, P) is found to depend strongly on temperature, a feature missed in hard sphere model systems. Additionally, for a particular temperature when number density is increased, P shifts to higher values. This temperature and number density dependent value of P saturates surprisingly to a value which is found to be nearly the same for all temperatures, known as terminal polydispersity (TP). This value (TP ∼ 0.11) is in excellent agreement with the experimental value of 0.12, but differs from hard sphere transition where this limiting value is only 0.048. Terminal polydispersity (TP) thus has a quasiuniversal character. Interestingly, the bifurcation diagram obtained from non-linear integral equation theories of freezing seems to provide an explanation of the existence of unique terminal polydispersity in polydisperse systems. Global bond orientational order parameter is calculated to obtain further insights into mechanism for melting.

  16. Von Tondern nach Gotha. Der Astronom Peter Andreas Hansen, 1795 - 1874.

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    Strumpf, M.; Pehlemann, E.; Wolfschmidt, G.

    This companion booklet to an exposition in honor of Peter Andreas Hansen's 200th birthday contains three papers. Contents: 1. Peter Andreas Hansen - Leben und Wirken in Gotha (M. Strumpf). 2. Peter Andreas Hansens wissenschaftliches Werk (E. Pehlemann). 3. Beobachtungsinstrumente der Sternwarte Gotha zur Zeit Hansens (G. Wolfschmidt).

  17. Kommentar til Illum-Hansen og Misfeldt

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    Holst, Finn

    2014-01-01

    Illum-Hansen and Misfeldt compare the role of ICT-didactics within subject-specific domains. They demonstrate that different school subjects (here native language and mathematics) seem to be dominated by different paradigms and prototypes related to ICT didactics. A comparative subject-didactic...... approach is seen as a possibility to develop the understanding of different forms of integration of ICT and subject didactics. I suggest that a further investigation along this line could be based on a closer analysis of different combinations and integrations of subject, technology and pedagogics. Subject-didactics......’ makes it considerably more complicated to develop an integrated ICT-subject-didactics. In order to meet this challenge, the construction of an analytical typology is suggested in which forms of combinations and integrations are based on this triad. As a contribution to comparative subject-didactics...

  18. Hansen's disease associated with erythromelalgia mimicking Lupus erythematosus.

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    Damodar, Shenoi Shrutakirthi; Smitha, Prabhu; Nirmal, Balakrishnan; Sudhir, Nayak U K; Ballambat, Pai Sathish

    2014-01-01

    Hansen's disease, though considered to be at the verge of elimination in many countries including India, still continues to surprise patients and dermatologists alike. This is mainly due to its varying and unconventional presentations which may lead to initial misdiagnosis and prolongation of treatment. Here we describe an unusual case presenting with erythematous photosensitive facial lesions associated with erythromelalgia of the finger tips, provisionally diagnosed as SLE. A subsequent histopathology examination proved it to be Hansens' disease Borderline Tuberculoid variety. Hansen's disease can be termed as the modern great imitator, displacing the traditional great imitator, syphilis.

  19. Solubility parameter of polysulfone

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    Wohlfarth, Ch.

    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  20. Solubility parameter of polystyrene

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    Wohlfarth, Ch.

    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  1. Genética e hanseníase

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    Full Text Available As diferentes linhas de pesquisa utilizadas para investigar a importância dos fatores hereditários humanos na determinação da resistência/suscetibilidade à infecção pelo Mycobacterium leprae foram discutidas no presente trabalho. Uma síntese dessas abordagens permitiu analisar os resultados das investigações sobre associação da hanseníase com polimorfismos genéticos, distribuição familial da hanseníase, prevalência da hanseníase e distância genética, concordância da hanseníase em gêmeos e estudos genéticos sobre a reação de Mitsuda.

  2. Kõik on võimalik! / Mae Hansen ; interv. Jaana Liigand

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    Hansen, Mae

    2006-01-01

    Sampo Panga Lõuna-Eesti regiooni juht oma finantsalase hariduse omandamisest USA-s, Ameerika ja Eesti ühiskondade erinevustest, eduka juhtimise vahenditest, eeskujudest ning tulevikuplaanidest. Lisa: Mae Hansen

  3. Hansen's disease with McCune-Albright syndrome.

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    Kumar, Kvs Hari; Dhull, P; Bisht, Ys

    2012-10-01

    McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) comprises a triad of fibrous dysplasia of bone, café-au-lait macule, and endocrinopathy. The disease is due to activating mutation of G protein-coupled receptor leading to hyperfunction of glands. Hansen's disease is caused by infection with Mycobacterium leprae and is seen with underlying immunosuppressed conditions in genetically predisposed individuals. We recently encountered a patient with Hansen's disease along with underlying MAS and report the same in this report.

  4. Peter Andreas Hansen and the astronomical community - a first investigation of the Hansen papers. (German Title: Peter Andreas Hansen und die astronomische Gemeinschaft - eine erste Auswertung des Hansen-Nachlasses. )

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    Schwarz, Oliver; Strumpf, Manfred

    The literary assets of Peter Andreas Hansen are deposited in the Staatsarchiv Hamburg, the Forschungs- und Landesbibliothek Gotha and the Thüringer Staatsarchiv Gotha. They were never systematically investigated. We present here some results of a first evaluation. It was possible to reconstruct the historical events with regard to the maintenance of the Astronomische Nachrichten and the Altona observatory in 1854. Hansen was a successful teacher for many young astronomers. His way of stimulating the evolution of astronomy followed Zach's tradition.

  5. Simultaneous Removal of H2S and Organosulfur Compounds from Liqueifed Petroleum Gas Using Formulated Solvents:Solubility Parameter Investigation and Industrial Test

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    Zhang Feng; Shen Benxian; Sun Hui; Liu Jichang; Shang Jianfeng

    2015-01-01

    The performance of four formulated solvents (labeled as UDS-I, UDS-II, UDS-III, and UDS-IV) for removing methyl mercaptan from liqueifed petroleum gas was predicted based on a two-dimensional solubility parameter theory. The calculation results show that UDS-IV has the closest solubility parameter to that of methyl mercaptan as compared with other tested solvents, indicating the strongest afifnity and the highest solubility for methyl mercaptan. The industrial tests at a plant for desulfurization of LPG produced from the delayed coker have shown that the UDS solvents have the excellent performance for removal of organosulfur compounds (mainly methyl mercaptan). Although the sulfur loading dramatically increases, the total sulfur content of LPG treated with UDS-IV can be reduced by about 50% in comparison withN-methyl diethanolamine. In addition, UDS-IV has superior regeneration performance and selectivity for sulfur compounds over hy-drocarbons. The industrial test and the solubility parameter calculation results are in good agreement with each other.

  6. Correlation of the solubility of several aromatics and terpenes in aqueous hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin with steric and hydrophobicity parameters.

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    Demian, B A

    2000-10-06

    The solubility isotherms of nineteen aromatics and terpenes in aqueous hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin were determined to be straight lines. This is explained by the host-guest complexation which is characteristic for the whole class of cyclodextrins and derivatives. The slopes of the solubility isotherms correlate with Sterimol L and log P(ow) as descriptors of the steric fit and hydrophobicity match, in accord with the qualitative representation of the phenomenon.

  7. Determination of solubility parameters and the related thermodynamic properties of polyvinyl alcohol using inverse gas chromatography and Hansen solubility parameters%反气相色谱法与Hansen溶解度参数法测定聚乙烯醇溶解度参数及相关热力学性质

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    倪海月; 任世学; 方桂珍; 马艳丽

    2016-01-01

    采用反气相色谱(IGC)法,以聚乙烯醇(PVA)为固定相,脂肪族、芳香族、醇、酮及卤代烃5类18种化合物为探针分子,研究PVA的溶解性质并获得了PVA在383.15~423.15 K范围内的溶解度参数(δ2)及相关热力学性质,并与Hansen溶解度参数法(HSP)测得的溶解度参数(δT)进行比较.结果表明,5类溶剂对PVA溶解能力的趋势为酮类>醇类>卤代烃、芳香类、脂肪族类>脂环族,卤代烃、芳香类和脂肪族类溶剂的溶解能力相似;在测试温度范围内PVA的δ2随温度升高而增加;采用IGC法外推出室温(298.15 K)下PVA的δ2为27.69 (J/cm3)0.5,与HSP法测得室温下PVA的δT(27.77(J/cm3)0.5)一致.PVA溶解度参数及相关热力学参数的研究为其应用及相关研究提供了定量依据.

  8. Solubility of clonazepam and diazepam in binary and ternary mixtures of polyethylene glycols 400 or 600, propylene glycol and water at 298.2K - experimental data and modeling

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Experimental molar solubilities of clonazepam and diazepam in binary and ternary mixtures of polyethylene glycols (PEGs 400 or 600, propylene glycol (PG and water (138 data points along with the density of the saturated solutions at 298.2K were reported. The Jouyban-Acree model was used to fit to the measurements for providing a computational method. Employing the solubilities in the mono-solvents, the measured solubilities in mixed solvents were back-calculated and the overall mean percentage deviations (OMPDs of the model were 16.0 % and 19.2% for diazepam and clonazepam, respectively. Addition of the Hansen solubility parameters to the model helps us to train all the data sets (clonazepam and diazepam at once and the back-calculated OMPD for this analysis was 19.3%.

  9. 溶胀法测定HNBR的溶解度参数%Determination of Solubility Parameters of HNBR with Swelling Method

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    刘广永; 商元元; 曾艳; 王义亮; 邱桂学

    2012-01-01

    测定了Therban2007,Therban3407,Therban4307和Therban5008 4种氢化丁腈橡胶(HNBR)的溶解度参数,并与其预测值进行了对比.结果表明,溶解度参数的测定值略小于预测值,4种不同丙烯腈含量的HNBR具有相似的溶胀性能,HNBR的溶解度参数范围均为18~22 (J/cm3)1/2.溶解度参数在18~22(J/cm3)1/2的溶剂可有效地溶胀HNBR.%The solubility parameter of hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR) of Therban2007, Therban3407, Therban4307 and Therban5008 were determined and compared with the predicted values. The results showed that the determined values were slightly less than the predicted values, the four kinds of HNBR with different acrylonitrile content exhibited similar swelling properties, and the range of solubility parameter of HNBR was 18~22 (J/cm3)1/2. The solvents with the numerical value of solubility parameter in the range of 18~22 (J/cm3)1/2 could effectively swell the HNBR.

  10. [The etiology of leprosy and Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen: what does "Armauer" mean?].

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    Hundeiker, M

    2014-09-01

    Hansen discovered the bacteria in 1873 in unstained material and is therefore recognized as the discoverer of the leprosy pathogen. Hansen is a very common surname but in contrast Armauer is a very rare surname. Gerhard Henrik Hansen added the maiden name of his grandmother on his mother's side to his name early on. This happened not only out of family attachments but also as a physician and aspiring scientist to set himself apart from other Hansens.

  11. [Armauer Hansen (1841-1912), portrait of a Nordic pioneer].

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    Hansen, Willy; Freney, Jean

    2002-01-01

    Desending from a Danish family, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen was born in Bergan, Norway, on 29 July, 1841. Graduated in medicine in 1866 from the University at Christiana (the former name of Oslo), he started his medical career as an assistant physician at the National Hospital of Oslo for one year, working afterwards as a medical officer for a fishing company outside the Arctic Circle. Taking not well his routine job, he soon returned to Bergen where he began his work on a disease known as leprosy at the age of 26 and as an assistant of D.C. Danielssen at the Lungegaarden Hospital. There he engaged in research and investigations on the nature of the disease. Studying the various types of leprosy (skin, nerve and visceral lesions), he was awarded, one year after beginning his work, the gold metal of the University for his first publication on the disease. While Danielssen leaned toward heredity as a dominant factor in leprosy, Hansen's conviction was that the disease must have an infectious causal agent. In about 1871, Hansen began to observe tiny little rods in tissue specimens and considered they could be the ethiologic agent of leprosy, the more he found these rods in all the infiltrated nodular lesions in his patients. Finally, he proposed on February 28, 1873, that the rods were bacilli, responsible of leprosy. Promoted to the rank of Chief of the Leprosy Service in 1875, he held his job for 37 years; Hansen's entire adult life was spent at work in leprosy. He edited the journal . Hansen was also an eminent zoologist engaged in studies involving mollusks and worms; Since 1874, he was president of the Bergen Museum of Natural History. Armauer Hansen died on February 12, 1912, and the funeral ceremonies took place in the Museum of Bergen where his ashes are still kept.

  12. Hansen's disease with HIV: a case of immune reconstitution disease.

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    Chow, Dominic; Okinaka, Leila; Souza, Scott; Shikuma, Cecilia; Tice, Alan

    2009-03-01

    Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is an acute symptomatic expression of a latent infection during the recovery of the immune system usually as a response to antiretroviral therapy (ART). Opportunistic infections can trigger IRIS. Hansen's disease is an infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae). There have been a limited number of case reports reporting the presentation of the co-infection of HIV and M. leprae. We report an unique case of IRIS in a patient co-infected with HIV and M. leprae presenting as an exacerbation of his Hansen's Disease where the patient's skin lesions progressed from borderline tuberculoid to lepromatous leprosy following ART administration.

  13. Nanoemulsion-based delivery systems for poorly water-soluble bioactive compounds: Influence of formulation parameters on Polymethoxyflavone crystallization

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    Polymethoxyflavones (PMFs) extracted from citrus peel exhibit potent anti-cancer activity, but are highly hydrophobic molecules with poor solubility in both water and oil at ambient and body temperature, which limits their bioavailability. The possibility of encapsulating PMFs within nanoemulsion-based delivery systems to facilitate their application in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products was investigated. The influence of oil type (corn oil, MCT, orange oil), emulsifier type (β-lactogl...

  14. Exploring the structure-solubility relationship of asphaltene models in toluene, heptane, and amphiphiles using a molecular dynamic atomistic methodology.

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    Aray, Yosslen; Hernández-Bravo, Raiza; Parra, José G; Rodríguez, Jesús; Coll, David S

    2011-10-27

    The solubility parameters, δ, of several asphaltene models were calculated by mean of an atomistic NPT ensemble. Continental and archipelago models were explored. A relationship between the solubility parameter and the molecule structure was determined. In general, increase of the fused-rings number forming the aromatic core and the numbers of heteroatoms such as oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur produces an increase of the solubility parameter, while increases of the numbers and length of the aliphatic chains yield a systematic decrease of this parameter. Molecules with large total carbon atom number at the tails, n(c), and small aromatic ring number, n(r), exhibit the biggest values of δ, while molecules with small n(c) and large n(r) show the smallest δ values. A good polynomial correlation δ = 5.967(n(r)/n(c)) - 3.062(n(r)/n(c))(2) + 0.507(n(r)/n(c))(3) + 16.593 with R(2) = 0.965 was found. The solubilities of the asphaltene models in toluene, heptane, and amphiphiles were studied using the Scatchard-Hildebrand and the Hansen sphere methodologies. Generally, there is a large affinity between the archipelago model and amphiphiles containing large aliphatic tails and no aromatic rings, while continental models show high affinity for amphiphiles containing an aromatic ring and small aliphatic chains.

  15. Guillain-Barre syndrome: A rare manifestation of Hansen's disease

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    Rakshith, K; Pai, Shivanand; Mittal, Saumya; Misri, Z; Shenoy, Nisha

    2017-01-01

    ... 5 days. The weakness was distal as well as proximal. The patient also turned out to be a case of Hansen's disease. This was detected approximately 2 months before his presentation to the hospital as a result of ulceration of the foot. He was off treatment because of gastric ulcerations. There was no other significant medical history. The pati...

  16. Hansen's disease and HIV coinfection with facial nerve palsy.

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    Yadav, Nidhi; Kar, Sumit; Madke, Bhushan; Gangane, Nitin

    2015-01-01

    There are very few published reports of HIV leprosy co infection in India in spite of having a large burden of both leprosy and HIV. Herein we are reporting a case of co-infection of Hansen's disease and HIV with facial nerve palsy.

  17. The Trail Inventory of Julia Butler Hansen Refuge [Cycle 1

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of this report is to create a baseline inventory of all non-motorized trails on Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer. Trails in...

  18. Effects of solution degassing on solubility, crystal growth and dissolution-Case study: Salicylic acid in methanol

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    Seidel, J.; Ulrich, J.

    2017-02-01

    The influence of dissolved gases on the crystallization parameter solubility, MZW, growth and dissolution rates was investigated experimentally using degassed and non-degassed (air-saturated) solutions. The results of this study show that degassing has no effect on the solubility curve of the used model substance salicylic acid (SA) in methanol (MeOH). This reveals in the assumption that a thermodynamic effect of dissolved gases can be excluded. Growth rates were measured by means of a desupersaturation method and the results indicate that the growth rates of SA are not affected by degassing. The results of the dissolution rate measurements reveal a distinct decrease in dissolution rates for non-degassed solutions compared to degassed solutions, especially, at low temperature (10 °C). To explain this phenomenon the gas solubility, represented by oxygen, in MeOH in dependence on the SA concentration was estimated by means of Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSP) [1]. It was found that the oxygen solubility decreases with increasing SA content which explains the inhibition of crystal dissolution in non-degassed solution compared to degassed solution. Moreover, this kind of 'drowing-out' mechanism would not appear in growth rate measurements, where indeed no effect of degassing could be observed.

  19. Reprint of: Effects of solution degassing on solubility, crystal growth and dissolution-Case study: Salicylic acid in methanol

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    Seidel, J.; Ulrich, J.

    2017-07-01

    The influence of dissolved gases on the crystallization parameter solubility, MZW, growth and dissolution rates was investigated experimentally using degassed and non-degassed (air-saturated) solutions. The results of this study show that degassing has no effect on the solubility curve of the used model substance salicylic acid (SA) in methanol (MeOH). This reveals in the assumption that a thermodynamic effect of dissolved gases can be excluded. Growth rates were measured by means of a desupersaturation method and the results indicate that the growth rates of SA are not affected by degassing. The results of the dissolution rate measurements reveal a distinct decrease in dissolution rates for non-degassed solutions compared to degassed solutions, especially, at low temperature (10 °C). To explain this phenomenon the gas solubility, represented by oxygen, in MeOH in dependence on the SA concentration was estimated by means of Hansen Solubility Parameters (HSP) [1]. It was found that the oxygen solubility decreases with increasing SA content which explains the inhibition of crystal dissolution in non-degassed solution compared to degassed solution. Moreover, this kind of 'drowing-out' mechanism would not appear in growth rate measurements, where indeed no effect of degassing could be observed.

  20. Nanoemulsion-based delivery systems for poorly water-soluble bioactive compounds: Influence of formulation parameters on Polymethoxyflavone crystallization.

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    Li, Yan; Zheng, Jinkai; Xiao, Hang; McClements, David Julian

    2012-06-01

    Polymethoxyflavones (PMFs) extracted from citrus peel exhibit potent anti-cancer activity, but are highly hydrophobic molecules with poor solubility in both water and oil at ambient and body temperature, which limits their bioavailability. The possibility of encapsulating PMFs within nanoemulsion-based delivery systems to facilitate their application in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products was investigated. The influence of oil type (corn oil, MCT, orange oil), emulsifier type (β-lactoglobulin, lyso-lecithin, Tween, and DTAB), and neutral cosolvents (glycerol and ethanol) on the formation and stability of PMF-loaded nanoemulsions was examined. Nanoemulsions (r emulsifier types, except DTAB. Lipid droplet charge could be altered from highly cationic (DTAB), to near neutral (Tween), to highly anionic (β-lactoglobulin, lyso-lecithin) by varying emulsifier type. PMF crystals formed in all nanoemulsions after preparation, which had a tendency to sediment during storage. The size, morphology, and aggregation of PMF crystals depended on preparation method, emulsifier type, oil type, and cosolvent addition. These results have important implications for the development of delivery systems for bioactive components that have poor oil and water solubility at application temperatures.

  1. A hanseníase no laboratório Hansen's disease in the laboratory

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    Euzenir Nunes Sarno

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Médica, doutora em patologia, Euzenir Sarno é estudiosa da imunopatologia da hanseníase, infecção crônica das mais antigas que constitui uma doença exclusivamente humana. Integrante de um dos ambulatórios de referência sobre a doença no Brasil, no qual são diagnosticados de 220 a 250 pacientes novos/ano, ressalta que uma das conseqüências da impossibilidade de se cultivar o Mycobacterium leprae é a permanência das mesmas questões seculares a respeito da transmissão e a suscetibilidade à doença. Há, também, muitas interrogações no terreno epidemiológico que permanecem sem resposta. Estima-se que entre as pessoas que mantêm contato com pacientes multibacilares, 90% são infectados mas apenas 8% mais ou menos ficam doentes. O índice elevado de infecção de quem convive com doentes multibacilares, sem que a doença se manifeste, indica que apenas um pequeno número de indivíduos não tem resistência ao Mycobacterium leprae. Essa é uma das questões que a imunologia não consegue responder: por que algumas pessoas têm resistência e outras não. A proporção é menor se o contato ocorrer com pacientes paucibacilares, uma forma de manifestação com poucos bacilos. A hanseníase é conhecida como uma doença dermatológica, mas a especialista destaca que a primeira lesão é anestésica: o nervo é atingido. Além dos nervos sensitivos da pele, há danos que determinam lesões motoras e deformidades irreversíveis, que levam à amputação de extremidades. O Mycobacterium leprae foi uma das primeiras bactérias patogênicas que tiveram o genoma completamente seqüenciado, em 2000. Agora é que se está começando a ter realmente condições para obter testes mais precisos. A doença não é hereditária e apenas em 1986 os serviços de saúde no Brasil passaram a se organizar para combatê-la, pois durante os vinte anos de ditadura militar o sistema foi desmantelado. Em 1991, o tratamento de um ano que inclui tr

  2. Redescriptions of Oratosquilla indica (Hansen) and Clorida verrucosa (Hansen), with accounts of a new genus and two new species (Crustacea, Stomatopoda)

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    Manning, Raymond B.

    1976-01-01

    Examination of the syntypes of Oratosquilla indica (Hansen) and Clorida verrucosa (Hansen), originally described from materials collected by the “Siboga” Expedition, has revealed that each of these species is based on two distinct species. A new genus is erected for O. indica and two previously unde

  3. Elevated Serum Levels of Soluble CD30 in Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients and Its Association with Disease Severity-Related Parameters

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    Rongfen Gao

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Soluble CD30 (sCD30, a transmembrane glycoprotein that belongs to the tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR superfamily, has been shown to be associated with various pathological conditions. This study was designed to measure the levels of serum sCD30 in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS and to evaluate the relationships between serum sCD30 levels and other disease severity-related indexes, including bath ankylosing spondylitis disease activity index (BASDAI, ankylosing spondylitis disease activity score (ASDAS, and bath ankylosing spondylitis functional index (BASFI. Our results demonstrated significantly elevated sCD30 levels in AS patients compared to healthy controls (HCs with mean values of 32.0±12.2 and 24.9±8.0 ng/mL, respectively (P**=0.007, suggesting a potential role of sCD30 in the pathogenesis of AS. However, no significant correlations of sCD30 with BASDAI, ASDAS, or BASFI were detected in our study (P>0.05. Therefore, sCD30 cannot be used as a reliable marker for reflecting disease activity and functional ability of AS patients.

  4. Imunologia da hanseníase Immunology of leprosy

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    Vanessa Amaral Mendonça

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available A hanseníase é doença crônica infecciosa que se caracteriza por apresentar formas clínicas contrastantes, que são dependentes da interação do bacilo com a resposta imune do hospedeiro. O estudo dos processos imunológicos torna-se fundamental para o entendimento dos mecanismos envolvidos na apresentação e no desenvolvimento da doença. Neste artigo, é revisada a imunopatogênese da hanseníase.Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease characterized by contrasting clinical forms that are dependent on the interactions between the bacillus and the host immune response. Thus, the study of the immunological process is extremely relevant for the comprehension of the mechanisms involved in leprosy presentation and development. In this paper, the immunopathogenesis of leprosy is reviewed.

  5. Hansen's disease in association with immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome.

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    George, Anju; Vidyadharan, Suja

    2016-01-01

    Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome is characterized by a paradoxical worsening of an existing infection or disease process, soon after initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy. The first case of leprosy presenting as immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome was published in 2003. Here we report a case of Hansen's disease borderline tuberculoid presenting with type 1 lepra reaction 5 months after initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy.

  6. Synthesis of silica nanoparticles for encapsulation of oncology drugs with low water solubility: effect of processing parameters on structural evolution

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    Bürglová, Kristýna; Hlaváč, Jan; Bartlett, John R.

    2015-12-01

    Silica nanoparticles with tailored properties have been developed for a variety of biomedical applications, with particular emphasis on their use as carriers for the encapsulation and controlled release of bioactive species. Among the various strategies described, silica nanoparticles with uniform mesoporosity (MSN) prepared in aqueous solution at elevated temperatures using cetyltrimethylammonium bromide as a template have a range of desirable properties. However, the processing windows available to control the dimensions and other key properties of such nanoparticles prepared using fluoride salts as catalysts have not been elucidated, with mixed products containing gel fragments and non-uniform products obtained under many conditions. Here, we present a parametric study of the synthesis of MSN under fluoride-catalysed conditions using tetraethylorthosilicate as silica precursor. The processing conditions required to produce uniform nanoparticles with controlled dimensions are elucidated, together with the conditions under which dried powders can be re-dispersed in aqueous solution after long-term storage to regenerate unaggregated nanospheres with dimensions (as measured by dynamic light scattering) comparable to those measured via scanning electron microscopy analysis of the dried material. The ability to dry and store such powders for extended periods of time is an important requirement for the use of such materials in drug delivery applications. Preliminary results demonstrating the use of such MSNs as hosts for oncology drugs [substituted 3-hydroxyquinolinones ( 3-HQ)] with low water solubility (≪1 µg/g H2O) are presented, with loadings of several wt% demonstrated. The ability of the silica host to protect the 3-HQ from oxidative degradation during impregnation and release is discussed.

  7. Synthesis of silica nanoparticles for encapsulation of oncology drugs with low water solubility: effect of processing parameters on structural evolution

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    Bürglová, Kristýna; Hlaváč, Jan [Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Palacký University Olomouc, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (Czech Republic); Bartlett, John R., E-mail: JBartlett@usc.edu.au [University of the Sunshine Coast, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering (Australia)

    2015-12-15

    Silica nanoparticles with tailored properties have been developed for a variety of biomedical applications, with particular emphasis on their use as carriers for the encapsulation and controlled release of bioactive species. Among the various strategies described, silica nanoparticles with uniform mesoporosity (MSN) prepared in aqueous solution at elevated temperatures using cetyltrimethylammonium bromide as a template have a range of desirable properties. However, the processing windows available to control the dimensions and other key properties of such nanoparticles prepared using fluoride salts as catalysts have not been elucidated, with mixed products containing gel fragments and non-uniform products obtained under many conditions. Here, we present a parametric study of the synthesis of MSN under fluoride-catalysed conditions using tetraethylorthosilicate as silica precursor. The processing conditions required to produce uniform nanoparticles with controlled dimensions are elucidated, together with the conditions under which dried powders can be re-dispersed in aqueous solution after long-term storage to regenerate unaggregated nanospheres with dimensions (as measured by dynamic light scattering) comparable to those measured via scanning electron microscopy analysis of the dried material. The ability to dry and store such powders for extended periods of time is an important requirement for the use of such materials in drug delivery applications. Preliminary results demonstrating the use of such MSNs as hosts for oncology drugs [substituted 3-hydroxyquinolinones (3-HQ)] with low water solubility (≪1 µg/g H{sub 2}O) are presented, with loadings of several wt% demonstrated. The ability of the silica host to protect the 3-HQ from oxidative degradation during impregnation and release is discussed.

  8. [Hansen's disease, social conditions, and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon].

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    Silva, Diego Ricardo Xavier; Ignotti, Eliane; Souza-Santos, Reinaldo; Hacon, Sandra de Souza

    2010-04-01

    To analyze the association between social and environmental indicators and the Hansen's disease new case detection rate (HNCDR) in the Brazilian Amazon. This ecological study was based on the new cases of Hansen's disease reported to the Brazilian Disease Surveillance System SINAN in 2006. Analyses were performed considering 105 micro-regions formed by adjacent municipalities with economic and social similarities. HNCDRs per 10 000 people were calculated. Independent variables were total area deforested (km(2)) in each micro-region until 2006; proportion of people living in households with rudimentary septic tanks; proportion of people living in households with water supply from wells; and human development index (HDI) in 2000. Local empirical Bayes smoothing was applied to HNCDR. Analyses were carried out to determined correlations and differences between means (analysis of variance) for a significance level of 5%. The Kernel technique was used to investigate the geographic distribution of events of interest for all the study indicators. A positive correlation was observed between HNCDR and total deforested area (r = 0.50; P Hansen's disease new case detection rate, which reflects the magnitude of disease, is associated with social conditions and land settlement practices in the Brazilian Amazon.

  9. Closed loop identification using a modified Hansen scheme

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    Sekunda, A.; Niemann, H.; Kjølstad Poulsen, N.; Santos, I.

    2015-11-01

    It is often not feasible or even impossible to identify a plant in open loop. This might be because the plant contains unstable poles, or it is simply too expensive to remove the plant from its intended operation, among other possibilities. There are several methods for identifying a plant in closed loop [4], and one such method is the Hansen scheme [1]. Standard identification using Hansen scheme demands generating the identification signals indirectly. In this paper it is instead proposed to use the relationship between the Youla factorization of a plant and its stabilizing controller to directly measure the signals used for identification. A simulation example and identification of a gas bearing is given to show the method in action. Rotors supported by controllable gas bearings are open loop stable systems. However as the rotational speed is increased feedback control is necessary in order to keep the system stable. Furthermore because the dynamics of such a system depends on the rotational speed it is needed to conduct an identification while the system is part of a closed loop scheme. The authors believe the paper able to contribute towards a simpler and more direct way of identifying closed loop plants using Hansen scheme.

  10. Physical properties and solubility parameters of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium based ionic liquids/DMSO mixtures at 298.15 K

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    Saba, H.; Yumei, Z.; Huaping, W.

    2015-12-01

    Densities, refractive indices, conductivities and viscosities of binary mixtures of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) with dimethyl sulfoxide at 298.15 K are reported. Excess molar volumes have been calculated from experimental data and were fitted with Redlich-Kister equation. The density and refractive index were found to increase with increasing concentration in all cases except [EMIM]COOH. The free mobility of ions has found to enhance conductivity and decrease viscosity to varying extent in all mixtures being studied. It has been observed that solubility parameters, dielectric constants and nature of anions of ILs being used play a vital role in determining the subsequent characteristics. As DMSO has high dielectric constant therefore, it was able to form interactions with most of ILs except with [EMIM]COOH due to anomalous nature of anion.

  11. Increasing the Solubility Limit for Tetrahedral Aluminium in ZnO:Al Nanorods by Variation in Synthesis Parameters

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    Full Text Available Nanocrystalline ZnO:Al nanoparticles are suitable building blocks for transparent conductive layers. As the concentration of substitutional tetrahedral Al is an important factor for improving conductivity, here we aim to increase the fraction of substitutional Al. To this end, synthesis parameters of a solvothermal reaction yielding ZnO:Al nanorods were varied. A unique set of complementary techniques was combined to reveal the exact position of the aluminium ions in the ZnO lattice and demonstrated its importance in order to evaluate the potential of ZnO:Al nanocrystals as optimal building blocks for solution deposited transparent conductive oxide layers. Both an extension of the solvothermal reaction time and stirring during solvothermal treatment result in a higher total tetrahedral aluminium content in the ZnO lattice. However, only the longer solvothermal treatment effectively results in an increase of the substitutional positions aimed for.

  12. [The religious imaginary of Hansen's disease patients: a comparative study of former inmates of the asylums of São Paulo and current Hansen's disease patients].

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    Mellagi, André Gonçalves; Monteiro, Yara Nogueira

    2009-01-01

    The article analyzes the religiosity of Hansen's disease patients who lived during two distinct treatment periods of the sick: that of internment in asylums and the current practice. Ten semi-structured interviews focused on health, religion and Hansen's disease, broaching the ways the two groups faced religion. In the former inmate group, the presence of institutionalized religion was noted, which served the purposes of vigilance and isolationist therapeutics. Present day Hansen's disease patients still feel the stigmatic weight of'leprosy" in certain situations. Five questionnaires were also given to DHDS health professionals, who presented their considerations concerning the patient's religion and the treatment.

  13. Physical stability of solid dispersions with respect to thermodynamic solubility of tadalafil in PVP-VA.

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    Wlodarski, K; Sawicki, W; Kozyra, A; Tajber, L

    2015-10-01

    The aim of this paper was to evaluate physical stability of solid dispersions in respect to the drug, tadalafil (Td), in vinylpyrrolidone and vinyl acetate block copolymer (PVP-VA). Nine solid dispersions of Td in PVP-VA (Td/PVP-VA) varied in terms of quantitative composition (1:9-9:1, w/w) were successfully produced by spray-drying. Their amorphous nature, supersaturated character and molecular level of mixing (a solid solution structure) were subsequently confirmed using DSC, PXRD, SEM and calculation of Hansen total solubility parameters. Due to thermal degradation of both components before the melting point of Td (302.3°C), an approach based on the drug crystallization from the supersaturated solid dispersion was selected to calculate the solubility of Td in the polymer. Annealing of the Td/PVP-VA solid dispersion (1:1, w/w) at selected temperatures above its Tg resulted in different stable solid dispersions. According to the Gordon-Taylor equation their new Tgs gave the information about the quantitative composition which corresponded to the thermodynamic solubility of Td in PVP-VA at given temperatures of annealing. The obtained relationship was fitted to the exponential function, with the calculated solubility of Td of 20.5% at 25°C. This value was in accordance with the results of hot stage polarizing light microscopy as well as stability tests carried out at 80°C and 0% RH, in which Td solid dispersions containing 10-20% of the drug were the only systems that did not crystallize within two months. A thermal analysis protocol utilizing a fast heating rate was shown to generate Td solubility data complementing the solid dispersion method. The Flory-Huggins model applied for the Td/PVP-VA system yielded the solubility value of 0.1% at 25°C, showing the lack of applicability in this case.

  14. Relationship between innate immunity, soluble markers and metabolic-clinical parameters in HIV+ patients ART treated with HIV-RNA<50 cp/mL

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The persistence of immune activation and inflammation in HIV patients with HIV-RNA (VL undetectable causes many co-morbidities [1–3]. The aim of this study is to correlate monocytes (m and NK cell activation levels, soluble markers and oxidative stress with clinical, biochemical and metabolic data in HIV-1 infected patients with VL≤50 copies (cp/mL on antiretroviral therapy. Materials and Methods: Multicentre, cross-sectional study in patients with VL≤50 cp/mL and on antiretroviral therapy by at least six months. We studied: activation/homing markers (CD38, HLA-DR, CCR-2, PDL-1 on inflammatory, intermediate, proinflammatory m; activatory receptors NKp30, NKp46 and HLA-DR on NK cells; soluble inflammatory (sCD14, adiponectina, MCP-1 and stress oxidative markers (dRoms, antiRoms. Univariate analyses are performed with non-parametric and Pearson tests. The significant correlations were adjusted for possible known confounding factors (smoking, Cytomegalovirus IgG serology, Raltegravir, Protease Inhibitor [PI] therapy and HCV-RNA with multivariate analysis. Results: In the 68 patients the positive correlation between age and antiRoms was significant also after adjustment for PI use (p=0.05. The% CD8+T was associated with% proinflammatory m (p=0.043 and with their expression of CCR2 mean fluorescence intensity (MFI (p=0.012. The% NKp46+ was positively correlated with CD4+T count (p=0.001. The fibrinogen was positively associated with dRoms (p=0.052 and the positive correlation between triglycerides and antiRoms has been confirmed (p<0.001; the impact of antiRoms on HDL/triglycerides ratio (p=0.006 was observed after adjustment for PI use. The BMI was associated with smoking (p=0.011. Only the maraviroc-treated patients showed minimal arterial pressure, fibrinogen and antiRoms lower (p=0.001, 0.004 e 0.006 and sCD14 values higher (p=0.029. Conclusions: Patients with long history of HIV infection and stable immunological and

  15. Co-morbid infections in Hansen's disease patients in the United States: considerations for treatment.

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    Bilodeau, Madeline; Burns, Stephanie; Gawoski, John; Moschella, Samuel; Ooi, Winnie

    2013-10-01

    120 patients attending a Hansen's disease public health satellite clinic were evaluated for selected latent co-morbidities, consisting of strongyloidiasis, Chagas disease, hepatitis B, HIV, and tuberculosis, and potential exacerbation by immunosuppressive therapy. Implications for treatment of Hansen's disease are discussed.

  16. Extending the Dialogue about Science and Humanities in Counseling: A Reply to Hansen

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    Martin, Clayton V.; Guterman, Jeffrey T.; Kopp, David M.

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    This is a reply to Hansen's (2012b) rejoinder to the authors (Guterman, Martin, & Kopp, 2012), which is a response to Hansen's (2012a) keystone article about the relationship between humanities and science in counseling. In this reply, the authors provide remaining clarifications, points of disagreement, and suggestions for future directions in…

  17. A Return to the Human in Humanism: A Response to Hansen's Humanistic Vision

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    Lemberger, Matthew E.

    2012-01-01

    In his extension of the humanistic vision, Hansen (2012) recommends that counseling practitioners and scholars adopt operations that are consistent with his definition of a multiple-perspective philosophy. Alternatively, the author of this article believes that Hansen has reduced the capacity of the human to interpret meaning through quantitative…

  18. The Value of Social Constructionism for the Counseling Profession: A Reply to Hansen

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    Rudes, James; Guterman, Jeffrey T.

    2007-01-01

    The authors reply to J. T. Hansen's (2005) call for the profession to revalue the inner subjective experiences (ISE) of clients. Hansen argued that social constructionism has influenced the decline of the counseling profession by obscuring its unique focus on ISE. The authors maintain that social constructionism is a useful framework for…

  19. Application of solubility parameters in 1,3:2,4-bis(3,4-dimethylbenzylidene)sorbitol organogel in binary organic mixtures.

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    Shen, Huahua; Niu, Libo; Fan, Kaiqi; Li, Jingjing; Guan, Xidong; Song, Jian

    2014-08-05

    The gelation behavior of 1,3:2,4-bis(3,4-dimethylbenzylidene)sorbitol (DMDBS) in binary solvents has been systematically investigated. DMDBS is soluble in DMSO and insoluble in toluene (apolar) or 1-propanol (polar). When DMSO is added to a poor solvent at a certain volume fraction, DMDBS forms an organogel in the mixed solvent. With increasing DMSO content, the minimum gelation concentration increases and the gel-to-sol transition temperature decreases in both systems. However, compared with those in toluene-DMSO mixtures, the gelation ability and thermal stability are better in 1-propanol-DMSO mixtures. Scanning electron microscopy images reveal that the gelators aggregate to form three-dimensional networks. X-ray diffraction shows that the gel has a lamellar structure, which is different from the structure of the precipitate. Fourier transform infrared results reveal H-bonding is the main driving force for self-aggregation and indicate that stronger H-bonding interactions exist between gelators in 1-propanol-DMSO mixtures in contrast with toluene-DMSO mixtures. Attempts have been taken to correlate solvent parameters to gelation behavior in binary solvents. A Teas plot exhibits distinctly different solvent zones in the studied mixed solvents. The polar parameter (δp) indicates a narrow favorable domain for gel formation in the range of 1.64-7.99 MPa(1/2) for some apolar solvent-DMSO mixtures. The hydrogen-bonding parameter (δh) predicts that gelation occurs for values of 14.00-16.50 MPa(1/2) for some polar solvent-DMSO mixtures. The result may have potential applications in predicting the gelation behavior of 1,3:2,4-di-O-benzylidene-d-sorbitol derivatives in mixed solvents.

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  1. Podometry: a critical evaluation of its use in Hansen's disease

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    Júlia Maria D'Andréa Greve

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of podometry to measure the pressure developed over the feet and the value of these findings to help in the prevention of the plantar neuropathic ulcer in patients bearing Hansen's disease. We evaluated 13 patients with impaired plantar pain and touch sensations and 17 normal patients. All the patients were submitted to static evaluation using the podometer. The system employed was the "Midcapteur" commercial podometer composed of a platform for acquisition of analogic data capable of registering the segmental pressures applied to the feet. These data are read by a 386 IBM/PC compatible computer that registers the graphic patterns obtained from the pressures developed and also calculates the modes of pressure distribution in the four quadrants of the foot. These data obtained by means of static podometry were compared to the clinical evaluation of pain and touch sensation of the feet in hansenian patients. The results demonstrate that podometery is an efficient method for evaluating the pressure in impaired feet in Hansen's disease and is a progression of neuropathic ulcer; it is sensitive in the identification of the spots of increased pressure in anesthetic and anomalous areas, asymmetries and in correlating the presence of ulcers with increased pressure.

  2. Incidence of Hansen's Disease--United States, 1994-2011.

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    Nolen, Leisha; Haberling, Dana; Scollard, David; Truman, Richard; Rodriguez-Lainz, Alfonso; Blum, Laura; Blaney, David

    2014-10-31

    Hansen's disease (HD), or leprosy, is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae and is reportable in many states. It is a chronic disease affecting the skin and nerves, commonly presenting as pale or reddish skin patches with diminished sensation. Without treatment, it can progress to a severely debilitating disease with nerve damage, tissue destruction, and functional loss. An important factor in limiting HD morbidity is early diagnosis and prompt initiation of therapy. Because HD is rare, clinicians in the United States are often unfamiliar with it; however, HD continues to cause morbidity in the United States. To better characterize at-risk U.S. populations, HD trends during 1994-2011 were evaluated by reviewing records from the National Hansen's Disease Program (NHDP). When the periods 1994-1996 and 2009-2011 were compared, a decline in the rate for new diagnoses from 0.52 to 0.43 per million was observed. The rate among foreign-born persons decreased from 3.66 to 2.29, whereas the rate among U.S.-born persons was 0.16 in both 1994-1996 and 2009-2011. Delayed diagnosis was more common among foreign-born persons. Clinicians throughout the United States should familiarize themselves with the signs and symptoms of HD and understand that HD can occur in the United States.

  3. Hanseníase borderline virchowiana Borderline lepromatous leprosy

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    Christiane Matsuo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available É apresentado caso de hanseníase borderline virchowiana com quatro anos de evolução e lesões cutâneas de difícil diagnóstico na rede de saúde. O exame histopatológico mostrando estruturas granulomatosas desorganizadas e múltiplos bacilos álcool-ácido resistentes foi essencial para o diagnóstico. Casos como o descrito possibilitam a contaminação dos conviventes e o surgimento de novos casos de hanseníase no futuro.It is presented a case of borderline lepromatous leprosy with 4 years of evolution and cutaneous lesions of difficult diagnosis in the National Health System. The histopathological evaluation, which was essential for the diagnosis, showed disorganized granulomatous structures and multiple alcohol -acid resistant bacilli. Cases like the one described here are responsible for the contamination of cohabitants and the appearance of new cases of leprosy.

  4. Investigation of preparation parameters of nanosuspension by top-down media milling to improve the dissolution of poorly water-soluble glyburide.

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    Singh, Sachin Kumar; Srinivasan, K K; Gowthamarajan, K; Singare, Dhananjay S; Prakash, Dev; Gaikwad, Narayan Babulal

    2011-08-01

    The objective of this study was to identify and optimize formulation and process variables affecting characteristic and scale-up of nanosuspension manufacturing process on bead mill considering industrial perspective. Formulation factors evaluated were ratio of polymer to drug and ratio of surfactant to drug, whereas process parameters were milling time and milling speed. Responses measured in this study include zeta potential and mean particle size d(90). The test revealed that ratio of polymer to drug and milling speed have significant effect on zeta potential whereas milling time and milling speed have significant effect on the particle size distribution of nanosuspension. The X-ray powder diffraction pattern of drug milled at high and low speed reveals no form conversion when compared with unmilled drug. The formulated nanosuspension has shown a faster dissolution profile (98.97% in 10 min), relative to that of raw glyburide (18.17% in 10 min), mainly due to the formation of nanosized particles. The ANOVA test revealed that there was no significant difference in the dissolution profiles of fresh and aged nanosuspension. These results indicate the suitability of formulation procedure for preparation of nanosized poorly water-soluble drug with significantly improved in vitro dissolution rate and thus possibly enhance fast onset of therapeutic drug effect.

  5. Evaluation of the simultaneous effects of processing parameters on the iron and zinc solubility of infant sorghum porridge by response surface methodology.

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    Kayodé, A P Polycarpe; Nout, Martinus J R; Bakker, Evert J; Van Boekel, Martinus A J S

    2006-06-14

    The purpose of this study was to improve the micronutrient quality of indigenous African infant flour using traditional techniques available in the region. Response surface methodology was used to study the effect of duration of soaking, germination, and fermentation on phytate and phenolic compounds (PC), pH, viscosity, and the in vitro solubility (IVS) of iron and zinc in infant sorghum flour. The phytate and the PC concentrations of the flour were significantly modified as a result of the duration of germination and fermentation and their mutual interaction. These modifications were accompanied by a significant increase in % IVS Zn after 24 h of sprouting. Except for the interaction of soaking and fermentation, none of the processing parameters exerted a significant effect on the % IVS Fe. The viscosity of the porridge prepared with the flour decreased significantly with the duration of germination, making it possible to produce a porridge with high energy and nutrient density. The use of germination in combination with fermentation is recommended in the processing of cereals for infant feeding in developing countries.

  6. Hanseníase no Brasil Leprosy in Brazil

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    Marcelo Grossi Araújo

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available A hanseníase é doença infecciosa crônica causada pelo Mycobacterium leprae. A predileção pela pele e nervos periféricos confere características peculiares a esta moléstia, tornando o seu diagnóstico simples. O Brasil continua sendo o segundo país em número de casos no mundo, após a Índia. Aproximadamente 94% dos casos conhecidos nas Américas e 94% dos novos diagnosticados são notificados pelo Brasil. A doença manifesta-se em dois pólos estáveis e opostos (virchowiano e tuberculóide e dois grupos instáveis (indeterminado e dimorfo. Em outra classificação a doença é dividida em forma tuberculóide, borderline ou dimorfa que são subdivididos em dimorfa-tuberculóide, dimorfa-dimorfa e dimorfa-virchowiana, e virchowiana. A baciloscopia é o exame complementar mais útil no diagnóstico. O tratamento da hanseníase compreende: quimioterapia específica, supressão dos surtos reacionais, prevenção de incapacidades físicas, reabilitação física e psicossocial. A poliquimioterapia com rifampicina, dapsona e clofazimina revelou-se muito eficaz e a perspectiva de controle da doença no Brasil é real no curto prazo.Leprosy or Hansen's disease is a chronic infectious disease caused by the Mycobacterium leprae. The skin and nervous manifestations of the disease present a singular clinical picture that is easily recognized. After India, Brazil still is the second country with the greatest number of cases in the world. Around 94% of the known cases and 94% of the new cases reported in America, come from Brazil. The disease presents itself in two well-defined stable and opposite poles (lepromatous and tuberculoid and two unstable groups (indeterminate and dimorphic. The spectrum of presentation of the disease may also be classified as: tuberculoid tuberculoid (TT, borderline tuberculoid (BT, borderline borderline (BB, borderline lepromatous (BL and lepromatous lepromatous (LL. The finding of acid fast bacillus in tissue is the

  7. Hansen's disease (leprosy) complicated by secondary mycobacterial infection.

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    Scollard, David M; Stryjewska, Barbara M; Prestigiacomo, John F; Gillis, Thomas P; Waguespack-Labiche, Jennifer

    2011-03-01

    A patient with Hansen's disease received corticosteroids for a type 1 leprosy reaction and subsequently developed a new cutaneous lesion at the original biopsy site from which Mycobacterium fortuitum was cultured. A review of the literature found only two other cases of coinfection with atypical mycobacteria and Mycobacterium leprae, although there are many reports of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with leprosy. This case highlights the diagnostic difficulties encountered when a patient has two different mycobacterial infections of the skin. The published experience emphasizes that such coinfection is remarkably uncommon in leprosy, despite the frequent use of high doses of corticosteroids for leprosy reactions. Copyright © 2009 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Tinea Barbae: In Released from Treatment (RFT) Hansen's Disease Patient.

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    Thangaraju, Pugazhenthan; Giri, Vc; Singh, Hosanna; Kumar, Vinod; Ali, Showkath

    2014-07-01

    Hansen Disease (leprosy) is a chronic inflammatory infectious disease that primarily targets skin, nerves and other internal organs (testis, liver etc.) caused by the acid fast intracellular bacilli, Mycobacterium leprae. Clinical presentation occurs with a wide spectrum including hypo pigmented anaesthetic patches, raised erythematous plaques and nodules and thickened peripheral nerves showing tenderness. The most important complication is the disability and deformity. The diagnosis of leprosy is frequently delayed because of its similarity with other more common skin conditions prevailing in some non endemic areas. We present a rare case report of tinea barbae in an old treated case of leprosy. This case is one of the rarest fungal infection in leprosy patient searched in PUBMED as there were other more tinea infection involving various sites in body which sometimes misdiagnosed as leprosy.

  9. Hypnotherapy: A Useful Adjunctive Therapeutic Modality in Hansen's Disease.

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    Abdul Latheef, En; Riyaz, Najeeba

    2014-03-01

    Hypnotherapy is a useful adjunctive psychotherapeutic procedure used in various conditions such as pain disorders, atopic dermatitis, and alopecia areata. However, it is less utilized in the field of dermatology. Only limited data exist on its role in the management of various skin diseases. There is dearth of literature on the role of hypnotherapy in Hansen's disease (HD). We report two cases of HD, one with very resistant neuralgia and the other with recurrent erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL). Both the patients were assessed using hospital anxiety and depression scale, dermatology life quality index and the neuralgia was assessed using the visual analog scale. Three sessions of hypnotherapy were given to both the patients. There was dramatic improvement in the incidence of ENL and neuralgia and we could rapidly reduce the dose of drugs used for both conditions.

  10. 詹姆斯·汉森%James Hansen

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    @@ 詹姆斯·汉森(James Hansen ),美国气候科学家.1941年3月出生于美国艾奥瓦州.1967年在爱荷华大学获得物理学博士学位,目前为哥伦比亚大学兼职教授.1981年起汉森担任美国航天局戈达德航天研究所所长.早在1988年.汉森就在美国国会听证会上向议员们警示燃烧化石燃料等人类活动可能导致的全球变暖风险.

  11. Gallium scintigraphy in Hansen's disease

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    Braga, F.J.H.N. (Hopital Henri-Mondor, 75 - Paris (France). Service de Biophysique de Medecine Nucleaire Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Centro de Medicina Nuclear); Araejo, E.B.; Camargo, E.E. (Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Centro de Medicina Nuclear); Tedesco-Marchesi, L.C.M.; Rivitti, M.C.M. (Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Servicio de Dermatologia); Bouladour, H.; Galle, P. (Hopital Henri-Mondor, 75 - Paris (France). Service de Biophysique de Medecine Nucleaire)

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    Gallium 67 imaging was used in 12 patients with documented Hansen's disease undergoing treatment or not in an attempt to determine the pattern of the disease. Diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology in all patients. The Mitsuda reaction was seen in all patients. Specific nuclear studies were performed when needed to evaluate particular organs better. Gallium 67 images show homogeneous, diffuse and moderate accumulation over the entire skin surface (except for the face) of untreated patients with multibacillary disease. The face skin in these cases presented homogeneous, diffuse but very marked uptake of gallium. Internal organ involvement was variable. There was a very good correlation among clinical, scintigraphical, immunological and histopathological data. The pattern of the body skin ('skin outlining') and face skin ('beard distribution') may be distinct for untreated patients with multibacillary leprosy. (orig.).

  12. Hypertrophic Neuropathy Secondary to Hansen's Disease. A Case Report

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    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available We present the case 49-year-old unmarried woman treated at the hospital of Cienfuegos. The patient complained of weakness in the lower limbs and "numbness" (paresthesia of all four extremities, which improved slightly after treatment. A year later, the muscle weakness and paresthesia worsened, particularly in the upper limbs. She also developed hypopigmented skin lesions on the chest and abdomen. The investigation was initiated due to suspicion of hypertrophic polyneuropathy. A biopsy of the hypochromic lesions was performed, which led to the conclusion that the patient suffered from a hypertrophic polyneuropathy secondary to tuberculoid Hansen's disease. We decided to present this case since a neuropathy is usually slow, insidious and has a long course in these patients; however, leprosy reactions can lead to acute nerve damage, resulting in disabilities and deformities. Consequently, it is important to act quickly in order to avoid them.

  13. Chronicles of Gerhard-Henrik Armauer Hansen's Life and Work.

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    Ghosh, Sangita; Chaudhuri, Soumik

    2015-01-01

    Gerhard-Henrik Armauer Hansen, a Norwegian scientist, discovered Mycobacterium leprae as the causative organism for leprosy, defying the hereditary affliction theory of the disease. He was born in Bergen, Norway in 1841 in a Danish family. After acquiring his medical degree in 1866 from the University of Oslo, he joined as an assistant physician in a leprosy hospital in Bergen. In 1873, he published his report claiming leprosy to be an infectious disease with a description of the infectious material in leprous tissue. His conviction of belief and an unstinted devotion to a lifetime of scientific research changed the way leprosy was approached as a disease. It was the fruit of his untiring work that the amended act of 1885 was passed, which resulted in steady decline in leprosy burden in Norway. In February 1912 he breathed his last, leaving behind an inspirational story of a brave heart scientist who fought all odds to unveil the truth for the benefit of mankind.

  14. Indigenous Cases of Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) in Southern Mississippi.

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    Marcos, Luis A; Dobbs, Thomas; Walker, Sue; Waller, William; Stryjewska, Barbara M

    2015-07-01

    Hansen's disease or leprosy is a chronic infection of the skin and peripheral nerves caused by Mycobacterium leprae. In the U.S., leprosy is mainly reported in immigrants, but indigenous leprosy cases have been also reported in this country, especially in semitropical southern states (i.e., Texas, Louisiana). The objective of this series of cases is to describe indigenous leprosy cases reported in southern Mississippi (MS) during the period 2012-2014. Information was collected from medical records at Hattiesburg Clinic and the MS Department of Health. Four cases were reported during the period of study (3 Caucasian males, 1 African-American woman). Non of visited endemic leprosy country. The age ranged from 60 to 83 years (median: 75.5 years). Of the four cases, three presented with a slowly progressive erythematous rash disseminated mainly on the thorax and abdomen, with a lesser degree on the extremities. The time between onset of rash until the diagnosis ranged from 5 to 16 months (median: 7 months). Only one case had direct contact with armadillos (blood exposure). Non of these patients had a history of immunosuppression. The most common symptoms were neuropathic pain (n=2), generalized pruritus (n=2) and loss of sensation in extremities (n=2). One case had severe peripheral neuropathy with muscle weakness, atrophy in left arm, and wasting on left hand. Skin biopsies showed diffuse granulomatous infiltrate with foamy histiocytes along with acid fast bacilli by Fite stain. By Ridley-Jopling classification system, three cases were diagnosis as lepromatous leprosy, and one, borderline lepromatous. Treatment included clofazimine, dapsone and rifampin that was offered free of charge by the National Hansen's Diseases Program, Baton Rouge, L.A. One patient did not tolerate therapy. In conclusion, a slowly progressive disseminated erythematous skin rash on the trunk should raise suspicion for leprosy in the elderly population in south MS.

  15. Panorama sobre a hanseníase: quadro atual e perspectivas A panorama of Hansen's disease: present status and perspectives

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    Tadiana Alves Moreira

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A entrevistada fala sobre a endemia no Brasil, atualmente com 4.4 casos por dez mil habitantes, sendo o segundo país em número de doentes. Ao discorrer sobre o engajamento do Brasil no programa lançado pela Organização Mundial de Saúde, Tadiana explica que o objetivo da OMS é eliminar a hanseníase até 2005. No entanto, ela diz que a meta brasileira é, neste prazo, reduzir a incidência da doença a até menos de um caso por dez mil pessoas. Em nosso país, a estrutura e organização de tal programa, que engloba desde a formação e especialização de profissionais para garantir o diagnóstico precoce, ao acompanhamento do paciente durante o tratamento, é realizado pelo Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS, implantado em todos os estados da federação. O tratamento poliquimioterápico dura, em média, um ano, se for seguido à risca. Em muitos casos, a doença volta a se manifestar posteriormente. Ela comenta as diferenças de incidência da hanseníase, dependendo da região: já foi eliminada em dois dos três estados do Sul do país, ao passo que em estados do Norte e Centro-Oeste atinge índices hiperendêmicos. Trabalhando em estreita articulação com as associações de pacientes e ex-pacientes, inicialmente como enfermeira e, depois, na implantação das políticas de atenção ao hanseniano, Tadiana Alves Moreira fala sobre a importância do diagnóstico precoce visando evitar seqüelas físicas que a doença provoca quando alcança estágios avançados, e assim, reduzir o estigma que recai sobre os seus portadores.The interviewee speaks about the endemic disease, which at present contaminates 4.4 out of ten thousand inhabitants in Brazil, the country with the second highest number of patients. When Tadiana speaks about the Brazilian participation in the program launched by the World Health Organization, she explains that WHO's objective is to extinguish Hansen's disease on the planet until 2005. However, she says that Brazilian

  16. Julia Butler Hansen NWR: Initial Survey Instructions for Climate Change: Ground Water Level Monitoring

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for Columbian White-tailed Deer (JBH) manages over 5,600 acres of pastures, forested tidal swamps, brushy woodlots, marshes, and...

  17. Truth and opinion in climate change discourse: the Gore-Hansen disagreement.

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    Russill, Chris

    2011-11-01

    In this paper, I discuss the "inconvenient truth" strategy of Al Gore. I argue that Gore's notion of truth upholds a conception of science and policy that narrows our understanding of climate change discourse. In one notable exchange, Gore and NASA scientist, James Hansen, disagreed about whether scientific statements based on Hansen's computer simulations were truth or opinion. This exchange is featured in An Inconvenient Truth, yet the disagreement is edited from the film and presented simply as an instance of Hansen speaking "inconvenient truth". In this article, I compare the filmic representation of Hansen's testimony with the congressional record. I place their exchange in a broader historical perspective on climate change disputation in order to discuss the implications of Gore's perspective on truth.

  18. Julia Butler Hansen NWR: Initial Survey Instructions for Nocturnal Owl Surveys

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Nocturnal owl surveys are part of a larger effort on the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge (JBH) to track long-term changes in wildlife occurrence. Six owl species are on...

  19. Julia Butler Hansen NWR: Initial Survey Instructions for Multispecies Monitoring Survey

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-tailed Deer (JBH) is a varied and dynamic system, much of which is still changing from the effects of levee...

  20. Alternative Bio-Based Solvents for Extraction of Fat and Oils: Solubility Prediction, Global Yield, Extraction Kinetics, Chemical Composition and Cost of Manufacturing

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The present study was designed to evaluate the performance of alternative bio-based solvents, more especially 2-methyltetrahydrofuran, obtained from crop’s byproducts for the substitution of petroleum solvents such as hexane in the extraction of fat and oils for food (edible oil and non-food (bio fuel applications. First a solvent selection as well as an evaluation of the performance was made with Hansen Solubility Parameters and the COnductor-like Screening MOdel for Realistic Solvation (COSMO-RS simulations. Experiments were performed on rapeseed oil extraction at laboratory and pilot plant scale for the determination of lipid yields, extraction kinetics, diffusion modeling, and complete lipid composition in term of fatty acids and micronutrients (sterols, tocopherols and tocotrienols. Finally, economic and energetic evaluations of the process were conducted to estimate the cost of manufacturing using 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (MeTHF as alternative solvent compared to hexane as petroleum solvent.

  1. Alternative bio-based solvents for extraction of fat and oils: solubility prediction, global yield, extraction kinetics, chemical composition and cost of manufacturing.

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    Sicaire, Anne-Gaëlle; Vian, Maryline; Fine, Frédéric; Joffre, Florent; Carré, Patrick; Tostain, Sylvain; Chemat, Farid

    2015-04-15

    The present study was designed to evaluate the performance of alternative bio-based solvents, more especially 2-methyltetrahydrofuran, obtained from crop's byproducts for the substitution of petroleum solvents such as hexane in the extraction of fat and oils for food (edible oil) and non-food (bio fuel) applications. First a solvent selection as well as an evaluation of the performance was made with Hansen Solubility Parameters and the COnductor-like Screening MOdel for Realistic Solvation (COSMO-RS) simulations. Experiments were performed on rapeseed oil extraction at laboratory and pilot plant scale for the determination of lipid yields, extraction kinetics, diffusion modeling, and complete lipid composition in term of fatty acids and micronutrients (sterols, tocopherols and tocotrienols). Finally, economic and energetic evaluations of the process were conducted to estimate the cost of manufacturing using 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (MeTHF) as alternative solvent compared to hexane as petroleum solvent.

  2. [Activity of daily living and life quality of patients with Hansen's disease in Taiwan].

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    Wu, Li-Ling; Cheng, Shun-Ping; Lee, Nie-Sue; Chen, I-Ju

    2010-10-01

    Hansen's Disease incidence in Taiwan has declined to the goal set by the World Health Organization. However, this population does not receive adequate attention due to the stigma attached to the disease. The purpose of this study was to investigate the demographic characteristics, activities of daily living, and quality of life of patients with Hansen's Disease in Taiwan. A cross-sectional design was used. A structured questionnaire that incorporated a personal data survey form, basic activity of daily living (BADL) form, instrument ability of daily activity of living (IADL) form and quality of life (QOL) survey was used to collect data. Patients with Hansen's Disease in Taiwan who lived in the institution, rural villages, and communities were invited to participate. Four hundred and ninety-seven participants with an average age of 71.93 (± 12.8) years participated in this study. Institutionalized participants (76.97 ± 7.41) were older than those in the other two groups. Participants were found to have in general more than one chronic disease (2.05 ± 1.33), with more chronic diseases found amongst institutionalized subjects (2.70 ± 1.23). Activities of daily living scores were generally higher for urban community dwellers than those who were institutionalized. Relatively low BADL scores for personal hygiene, bathing, walking and climbing stairs were noted, as were poor IADL scores for cooking, shopping, washing clothes and riding public transportation. Results found that activities of daily living declined with participant age (p Hansen's Disease patients with age. In order to promote quality of life among patients with Hansen's Disease, several suggestions for health policy with regard to Hansen's Disease patients are raised in this paper, including helping maintain daily living activity functions in Hansen's Disease patients, hiring more assistants and nurses to help Hansen's Disease patients maintain daily living activities and personal hygiene, and

  3. Combination of Hansen Robotic system with cryocatheter in a challenging parahisian accessory pathway ablation

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    Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available A perceived distinctive feature of cryoablation is the stability (cryoadherence of the catheter tip during cold temperatures at the desired location, even during tachycardia. We report the case report of a young patient with a parahisian accessory pathway where stability of the ablation catheter was not achieved despite using the cryocatheter with a steerable sheath. Ultimately, stability at the desired location was achieved robotically by means of Hansen system (Hansen Medical, Mountain View, CA, USA.

  4. Active surveillance of Hansen's Disease (leprosy): importance for case finding among extra-domiciliary contacts.

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    Moura, Maria L N; Dupnik, Kathryn M; Sampaio, Gabriel A A; Nóbrega, Priscilla F C; Jeronimo, Ana K; do Nascimento-Filho, Jose M; Miranda Dantas, Roberta L; Queiroz, Jose W; Barbosa, James D; Dias, Gutemberg; Jeronimo, Selma M B; Souza, Marcia C F; Nobre, Maurício L

    2013-01-01

    Hansen's disease (leprosy) remains an important health problem in Brazil, where 34,894 new cases were diagnosed in 2010, corresponding to 15.3% of the world's new cases detected in that year. The purpose of this study was to use home visits as a tool for surveillance of Hansen's disease in a hyperendemic area in Brazil. A total of 258 residences were visited with 719 individuals examined. Of these, 82 individuals had had a previous history of Hansen's disease, 209 were their household contacts and 428 lived in neighboring residences. Fifteen new Hansen's disease cases were confirmed, yielding a detection rate of 2.0% of people examined. There was no difference in the detection rate between household and neighbor contacts (p = 0.615). The two groups had the same background in relation to education (p = 0.510), household income (p = 0.582), and the number of people living in the residence (p = 0.188). Spatial analysis showed clustering of newly diagnosed cases and association with residential coordinates of previously diagnosed multibacillary cases. Active case finding is an important tool for Hansen's disease control in hyperendemic areas, enabling earlier diagnosis, treatment, decrease in disability from Hansen's disease and potentially less spread of Mycobacterium leprae.

  5. Active surveillance of Hansen's Disease (leprosy: importance for case finding among extra-domiciliary contacts.

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    Maria L N Moura

    Full Text Available Hansen's disease (leprosy remains an important health problem in Brazil, where 34,894 new cases were diagnosed in 2010, corresponding to 15.3% of the world's new cases detected in that year. The purpose of this study was to use home visits as a tool for surveillance of Hansen's disease in a hyperendemic area in Brazil. A total of 258 residences were visited with 719 individuals examined. Of these, 82 individuals had had a previous history of Hansen's disease, 209 were their household contacts and 428 lived in neighboring residences. Fifteen new Hansen's disease cases were confirmed, yielding a detection rate of 2.0% of people examined. There was no difference in the detection rate between household and neighbor contacts (p = 0.615. The two groups had the same background in relation to education (p = 0.510, household income (p = 0.582, and the number of people living in the residence (p = 0.188. Spatial analysis showed clustering of newly diagnosed cases and association with residential coordinates of previously diagnosed multibacillary cases. Active case finding is an important tool for Hansen's disease control in hyperendemic areas, enabling earlier diagnosis, treatment, decrease in disability from Hansen's disease and potentially less spread of Mycobacterium leprae.

  6. Chronicles of Gerhard-Henrik Armauer Hansen's Life and Work

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    Ghosh, Sangita; Chaudhuri, Soumik

    2015-01-01

    Gerhard-Henrik Armauer Hansen, a Norwegian scientist, discovered Mycobacterium leprae as the causative organism for leprosy, defying the hereditary affliction theory of the disease. He was born in Bergen, Norway in 1841 in a Danish family. After acquiring his medical degree in 1866 from the University of Oslo, he joined as an assistant physician in a leprosy hospital in Bergen. In 1873, he published his report claiming leprosy to be an infectious disease with a description of the infectious material in leprous tissue. His conviction of belief and an unstinted devotion to a lifetime of scientific research changed the way leprosy was approached as a disease. It was the fruit of his untiring work that the amended act of 1885 was passed, which resulted in steady decline in leprosy burden in Norway. In February 1912 he breathed his last, leaving behind an inspirational story of a brave heart scientist who fought all odds to unveil the truth for the benefit of mankind. PMID:26120145

  7. Repullic OF FRITZ HANSEN 北欧传奇

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    张思懿

    2016-01-01

    Republic of Fritz Hansen,北欧历史最悠久、网罗最多北欧建筑设计大师的家居设计品牌。纵观它的历史,俨然一出精彩的戏剧——经营者是杰出的导演,带领品牌进行着顺应时代的发展,宛如戏剧,幕起幕落渐入佳境;设计师则是这部戏中的灵魂演员,他们划时代的作品,变成了这出戏剧中的一个个经典的"形象",耐人咀嚼,历久弥新。戏剧开场Republic of Fritz Hansen这个名字,蕴合着长达138年悠久历史的专业传承。故事的起源,耍追溯到1872年。1872年,时年25岁的橱柜工匠Fritz Hansen离开了位于丹麦Nakskov的家乡,

  8. [Some immunological aspects in the reaccional states of Hansen disease].

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    Rada, Elsa; Nacarid, Aranzazu; Convit, Jacinto

    2005-12-01

    The crucial clinical problem in leprosy is represented by episodes of intense inflammation that produce nerve damage. When Mycobacterium leprae has been eliminated by means of antibiotics, the death of the bacteria is not a complete solution to the damage caused in nerves. Two of the more frequent immunopathological phenomena in Hansen's disease are Type I, reactions, known as Reversal Reactions (RR), and Type II reactions, of which the most frequent and well known are those called Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL). Type II reactions have been defined as an immunologic complication in multibacillary patients. Both types of reactions are accompanied mainly by the increase of pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-alpha, IL-1, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, INF-gamma, IL-10, IL-12, among others. In a retrospective analysis of a population of 150 patients of the Central Service of Dermatology, Institute of Biomedicine, where these patients were subjected to Multidrug Therapy (MDT) and MDT + inmunotherapy (IMT), both groups presented type II reactions, but the group that additionally received inmunotherapy also presented type I reactions. In the group of patients that presented ENL, it appeared to be associated with the large amount of bacilli in their lesions.

  9. Physicochemical properties of tadalafil solid dispersions - Impact of polymer on the apparent solubility and dissolution rate of tadalafil.

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    Wlodarski, K; Sawicki, W; Haber, K; Knapik, J; Wojnarowska, Z; Paluch, M; Lepek, P; Hawelek, L; Tajber, L

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    To improve solubility of tadalafil (Td), a poorly soluble drug substance (3μg/ml) belonging to the II class of the Biopharmaceutical Classification System, its six different solid dispersions (1:1, w/w) in the following polymers: HPMC, MC, PVP, PVP-VA, Kollicoat IR and Soluplus were successfully produced by freeze-drying. Scanning electron microscopy showed a morphological structure of solid dispersions typical of lyophilisates. Apparent solubility and intrinsic dissolution rate studies revealed the greatest, a 16-fold, increase in drug solubility (50μg/ml) and a significant, 20-fold, dissolution rate enhancement for the Td/PVP-VA solid dispersion in comparison with crystalline Td. However, the longest duration of the supersaturation state in water (27μg/ml) over 24h was observed for the Td solid dispersion in HPMC. The improved dissolution of Td from Td/PVP-VA was confirmed in the standard dissolution test of capsules filled with solid dispersions. Powder X-ray diffraction and thermal analysis showed the amorphous nature of these binary systems and indicated the existence of dispersion at the molecular level and its supersaturated character, respectively. Nevertheless, as evidenced by film casting, the greatest ability to dissolve Td in polymer was determined for PVP-VA. The crystallization tendency of Td dispersed in Kollicoat IR could be explained by the low Tg (113°C) of the solid dispersion and the highest difference in Hansen solubility parameters (6.8MPa(0.5)) between Td and the polymer, although this relationship was not satisfied for the partially crystalline dispersion in PVP. Similarly, no correlation was found between the strength of hydrogen bonds investigated using infrared spectroscopy and the physical stability of solid dispersions or the level of supersaturation in aqueous solution.

  10. REACTIONAL STATES IN MULTIBACILLARY HANSEN DISEASE PATIENTS DURING MULTIDRUG THERAPY

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    José A.C. NERY

    1998-11-01

    Full Text Available It is well known that reactions are commonplace occurrences during the course of leprosy disease. Stigmatization may even be attributable to reactions which are also responsible for the worsening of neural lesions. A cohort of 162 newly-diagnosed baciloscopically positive patients from the Leprosy Care Outpatient Clinic of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ was selected for this study. While 46% of the multibacillary (MB patients submitted to the 24 fixed-dose multidrug therapy (MDT regimen suffered reactions during treatment, it was found that all MBs were susceptible and that constant attention and care were required at all times. Fourteen per cent were classified as BB, 52% as BL, and 33% as LL. None of the variables under study, such as, sex, age, clinical form, length of illness, length of dermatological lesions, baciloscopic index (BI, or degree of disability proved to be associate with reaction among the patients studied. Reversal Reaction (RR occurred in 45%, and Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL occurred in 55%. Among BB patients who developed reactions (15 patients, 93% presented RR; while among the LL patients who developed reactions (34 patients, 91% presented ENL. Likewise, ENL was very frequent among those with disseminate lesions, while RR was most often observed in patients with segmentary lesions. RR was also most likely to occur during the initial months of treatment. It was demonstrated that the recurrence rate of ENL was significantly higher than that of RR. Neither grade of disability nor BI was shown to be associated with RR and ENL reaction. However, the RR rate was significantly higher among patients showing BI 3.Reações são ocorrências comuns no curso da hanseníase e são responsáveis pelo agravamento das lesões neurais. Uma coorte de 162 pacientes recém-diagnosticados, baciloscopicamente positivos, em acompanhamento no Ambulatório de Hanseníase da Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ foi selecionada para estudo

  11. Hansen's disease (Leprosy): current and future pharmacotherapy and treatment of disease-related immunologic reactions.

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    Legendre, Davey P; Muzny, Christina A; Swiatlo, Edwin

    2012-01-01

    Hansen's disease, also known as leprosy, remains an important public health problem throughout the world, including North America. The causative microbe in Hansen's disease is Mycobacterium leprae, an acid-fast organism that is difficult to grow in vitro. The nine-banded armadillo is the major animal reservoir in the United States. Manifestations of disease vary based on host immune response and can range from tuberculoid to lepromatous leprosy (paucibacillary to multibacillary disease). Hansen's disease typically affects the skin, nerves, and eyes, and patients may present with skin lesions, weakness, numbness, eye pain, or loss of vision. Definitive diagnosis is based on a combination of physical examination findings and skin biopsy and/or smear. Modern antibacterial therapy typically consists of combinations of dapsone and rifampin with or without clofazimine. Clofazimine is available only as an investigational drug through the National Hansen's Disease Program. Other options include moxifloxacin, ofloxacin, minocycline, and clarithromycin. Hansen's disease is associated with type 1 (reversal) and type 2 (erythema nodosum leprosum) immunologic reactions, during which the disease process appears to worsen dramatically. These reactions may occur at any time before, during, or after treatment. Antibacterial therapy should usually be continued during these reactions. Treatment options for these reactions differ based on clinical manifestations and include corticosteroids, thalidomide, pentoxiphylline, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, and T cell inhibitors. Prompt diagnosis, antimicrobial therapy, and treatment of reactions dramatically reduce complications of the disease. © 2012, Pharmacotherapy Publications, Inc.

  12. Pure neural leprosy: steroids prevent neuropathy progression Corticosteróides previnem a neuropatia na hanseníase

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    Márcia R. Jardim

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Multidrug therapy (MDT, with rifampicin, dapsone, and clofazimine, treats leprosy infection but is insufficient in arresting or preventing the nerve damage that causes impairments and disabilities. This case-series study evaluates the benefits of the combined use of steroids and MDT in preventing nerve damage in patients with pure neural leprosy (PNL. In addition to MDT, 24 patients (88% male aged 20-79 years, median=41 received a daily morning dose of 60 mg prednisone (PDN that was gradually reduced by 10 mg during each of the following 5 months. PNL was clinically diagnosed and confirmed by nerve histopathology or PCR. A low prevalence (8.3% of reaction was observed after release from treatment. However, most of the clinical parameters showed significant improvement; and a reduction of nerve conduction block was observed in 42% of the patients. The administration of full-dose PDN improved the clinical and electrophysiological condition of the PNL patients, contributing to the prevention of further neurological damage.A poliquimioterapia (PQT, com rifampicina, dapsona, e clofazimina, trata a infecção na hanseníase, mas é insuficiente para interromper ou prevenir o comprometimento neurológico que causa as incapacidades e desabilidades, nesta enfermidade. Este estudo de série de casos avalia o benefício do uso combinado de prednisona e PQT na prevenção do dano neurológico em pacientes com a forma neural pura da hanseníase (FNP. Além do PQT, 24 pacientes (88% homens, com idade variando entre 20-79, mediana=41 receberam uma dose diária de 60 mg prednisona que foi reduzida gradualmente na dose de 10 mg durante cada um dos 5 meses subseqüentes. FNP foi diagnosticada clinicamente e confirmada através do estudo histopatológico ou PCR. Baixa prevalência de reação (8,3% foi observada apenas após o final do tratamento. A maioria dos parâmetros clínicos mostrou melhora significativa e redução do bloqueio de condução foi observada

  13. Soluble NCAM

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    Secher, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    The neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) is a membrane-bound glycoprotein involved in homophilic interactions that facilitate cell-cell adhesion. In addition to a number of membrane-bound isoforms, NCAM also exists in several soluble isoforms that have been identified in cerebrospinal fluid, bloo...

  14. Application of carrier and plasticizer to improve the dissolution and bioavailability of poorly water-soluble baicalein by hot melt extrusion.

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    Zhang, Yilan; Luo, Rui; Chen, Yi; Ke, Xue; Hu, Danrong; Han, Miaomiao

    2014-06-01

    The objective of this study was to develop a suitable formulation for baicalein (a poorly water-soluble drug exhibiting high melting point) to prepare solid dispersions using hot melt extrusion (HME). Proper carriers and plasticizers were selected by calculating the Hansen solubility parameters, evaluating melting processing condition, and measuring the solubility of obtained melts. The characteristic of solid dispersions prepared by HME was evaluated. The dissolution performance of the extrudates was compared to the pure drug and the physical mixtures. Physicochemical properties of the extrudates were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Relative bioavailability after oral administration in beagle dogs was assessed. As a result, Kollidon VA64 and Eudragit EPO were selected as two carriers; Cremophor RH was used as the plasticizer. The dissolution of all the extrudates was significantly improved. DSC and PXRD results suggested that baicalein in the extrudates was amorphous. FTIR spectroscopy revealed the interaction between drug and polymers. After oral administration, the relative bioavailability of solid dispersions with VA64 and EPO was comparative, about 2.4- and 2.9-fold greater compared to the pure drug, respectively.

  15. Hansen's disease recoverers as agents of change: a case study in Japan.

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    Hosoda, Miwako

    2010-03-01

    This manuscript addresses the role and contribution of people affected by Hansen's disease (leprosy), especially through the efforts of Zen-Ryo-Kyo, the National Hansen's Disease Sanatoria Residents' Association, in changing laws and attitudes in Japan since the 1950's. Health social movements are discussed in the Japanese context and more broadly. An important contribution of this manuscript is the explanatory description of the activities of Zen-Ryo-Kyo in achieving change through addressing issues related to social stigma and discrimination. The argument is made for expanding the scope of social movements to include all stigmatised illnesses and disabilities. Another significant point discussed is the need to move beyond defining Hansen's disease in medical and legal terms, and to redefine it as a public health and social issue to be solved.

  16. Treatment of leprosy/Hansen's disease in the early 21st century.

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    Worobec, Sophie M

    2009-01-01

    Leprosy, or Hansen's disease (HD), is caused by Mycobacterium leprae, a slowly dividing mycobacterium that has evolved to be an intracellular parasite, causing skin lesions and nerve damage. Less than 5% of people exposed to M. leprae develop clinical disease. Host cell-mediated resistance determines whether an individual will develop paucibacillary or multibacillary disease. Hansen's disease is a worldwide disease with about 150 new cases reported annually in the United States. Effective anti-mycobacterial treatments are available, and many patients experience severe reversal and erythema nodosum leprosum reactions that also require treatment. Leprosy has been the target of a World Health Organization multiple drug therapy campaign to eliminate it as a national public health problem in member countries, but endemic regions persist. In the United States, the National Hansen's Disease Program has primary responsibility for medical care, research, and information.

  17. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography findings of iris granulomas in Hansen's disease: a case report.

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    Mahendradas, Padmamalini; Avadhani, Kavitha; Ramachandran, Sarika; Srinivas, Sahana; Naik, Madhavi; Shetty, K Bhujang

    2013-02-11

    A 50-year-old male was diagnosed to have a right eye sclerouveitis and left eye granulomatous anterior uveitis due to Hansen's disease. We are reporting the anterior segment optical coherence tomography (ASOCT) findings of iris granuloma in this case. Skin biopsy revealed plenty of acid fast bacilli with a bacteriological index of 5 suggestive of multibacillary polar lepromatous leprosy. ASOCT revealed well-demarcated smooth-surfaced nodular lesion with internal hyporeflectivity corresponding to the areas of granuloma which decreased in size following treatment with antileprosy drugs and systemic and topical steroids. ASOCT is a non-invasive technique to assess the extent of involvement of anterior segment in Hansen's disease and is a useful tool in follow-up. This is also the first report on ASOCT findings of iris granuloma in Hansen's disease.

  18. [The compulsory isolation of Hansen's disease patients: memories of the elderly].

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    de Castro, Selma Munhoz Sanches; Watanabe, Helena Akemi Wada

    2009-01-01

    From 1924 to 1962, Brazil used compulsory internment of Hansen's disease patients as one of the ways of controlling the disease in the community. After this policy ended, many patients continued to live in these units. The former Asilo Pirapitingui, now the Hospital Dr. Francisco Ribeiro Arantes, is the only old-style asylum for the socially determined internment of those suffering from Hansen's disease. Through recorded and transcribed interviews of eight of those remaining, we sought to learn their history and the meaning of this isolation in their lives. The thematic analysis of the discourse enabled identification of the following analysis categories: Hansen's disease; internment day-to-day life; the institution; current health conditions; and staying in the institution after the end of compulsory internment.

  19. Hansen's disease in the state of Amazonas: policy and institutional treatment of a disease.

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    Schweickardt, Julio Cesar; Xerez, Luena Matheus de

    2015-12-01

    This article discusses the historical aspects of the policies for controlling Hansen's disease in the state of Amazonas from the second half of the nineteenth century until the dismantling of this model in 1978. We present the historical changes in the local institutions and policies, and their relationship with national policies. The history and policies related to Hansen's disease in the state of Amazonas are analyzed through the following institutions: Umirisal, the Oswaldo Cruz Dispensary, the Paricatuba Leprosarium, the Antônio Aleixo Colony, and the Gustavo Capanema Preventorium. We seek to show that these institutions cared for the people who suffered from Hansen's disease and those related to them, and were also responsible for carrying out the policies for fighting and controlling the disease.

  20. [What Hansen's disease research learned from tuberculosis research: from molecular biological aspect].

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    Suzuki, Yasuhiko; Yamaguchi, Tomoyuki; Kim, Hyun; Yokoyama, Kazumasa; Nakajima, Chie

    2014-12-01

    As for the Mycobacterium leprae which is a causative agent of Hansen's disease, many studies had been done since it was identified in 1873. However, those studies, at the same time, experienced many struggles because of the difficulty of culture of M. leprae on the artificial growth media. Hence, the study of Hansen's disease progressed by taking the knowledge from the study of tuberculosis caused by the bacteria belonging to the same genus, genus Mycobacterium. For instance, the knowledge of mutations in specific genes responsible for rifampicin- and quinolone-resistance in M. tuberculosis led the elucidation of drug-resistant acquisition mechanism of M. leprae. Similarly, it is necessary for the researcher of Hansen's disease to get important information from the latest topic of the tuberculosis study and utilize them to the study of the disease.

  1. [History for animal model of Hansen's disease and characteristics of leprosy in hypertensive nude rat].

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    Yogi, Yasuko; Fujimura, Takao; Suzuki, Koichi

    2008-09-01

    The long search of an animal model for leprosy were carried out as many researchers since the Mycobacterium leprae discovery by Dr. Hansen in 1874. The remarkable results were left after the development of the foot-pad method by Dr. Shepard in 1960. The introduction of the T-R mouse and athymic (nude) mouse for leprosy research, alsospontaneity examples of Hansen's disease was reported to armadillo, chimpanzee and mangabay monkey, and it was confirmed that Hansen's disease was the zoonosis. Although, We have established a congenic hypertensive nude rat, SHR/NCrj-rnu (SHR.F344-Foxn(rnu)), carrying nude (rnu) and hypertension genes. SHR/NCrj-rnu rats obtained showed high susceptibility to M. leprae and showed a characteristic disease with a progressive pattern of leproma formation. Also this hypertensive nude rat strain produce high level of IL-10. Therefore, congenic hypertensive nude rat may be useful for an animal model to leprosy.

  2. Social representation of Hansen's disease thirty years after the term 'leprosy' was replaced in Brazil

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    Oliveira Maria Leide Wand-del-Rey de

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on the theories of social representation (SC and Central Core (CC, a structural study was undertaken regarding the neologism hanseníase (Hansen's disease, the term adopted by Brazil's Ministry of Health in the 1970s. Carried out during 2001, this study interviewed eight hundred housewives residing in the Rio de Janeiro and Duque de Caxias municipalities. It found that Hansen's disease is part of a process of modernization of common thinking, anchored in the traditional representation of leprosy. This finding is understandable from the perspective that the central structure of a social representation has a historical determination, so short- and middle-term changes are not to be expected. Furthermore, there has been no ongoing investment in social marketing to make the new terminology more widely known. The authors discuss the relation between social representation and the concept of the history of mentalities.

  3. 从Hansen三维溶度参数探讨TMPTA-St在乙醇-水混合溶剂中沉淀聚合形成单分散聚合物微球的边界条件%REQUIREMENT ON HANSEN SOLUBILITY PARAMETERS FOR THE FORMATION OF UNIFORM POLYMER MICROSPHERES IN PRECIPITATION POLYMERIZATION OF TMPTA-STYRENE IN WATER-ETHANOL MIXED SOLVENTS

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    朱晓丽; 张利娜; 姜绪宝; 孔祥正

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    以三羟甲基丙烷三丙烯酸酯(TMPTA)作交联剂,苯乙烯(St)作共聚单体,在不同TMPTA/St质量比下在乙醇与水的混合溶剂中进行沉淀聚合,对单体转化率和微球收率以及微球单分散性等参数进行了表征.对相应不同水含量的混合溶剂以及混合单体的Hansen三维溶度参数进行了计算,尝试对不同聚合条件下混合溶剂与混合单体的三维溶度参数进行比较以建立一个形成单分散微球的边界条件,为通过沉淀聚合制备单分散微球提供一个判断方法.在本文实验条件下,使用乙醇或其与水的混合物为聚合介质,当共混溶剂与共混单体的极性溶度参数之差△δp和氢键溶度参数之差△δh分别为5.0和12.4,9.2和20.1以及6.0和10.0 MPa1/2时,在由这3个实验点组成的区域之内进行沉淀聚合即可以制得单分散聚合物微球.当Hansen溶度参数之差(△δp或△δh)超出此范围时,沉淀聚合所制得聚合物微球分散度迅速变宽,甚至在聚合过程中凝胶化.色散溶度参数变化甚微,难以由此建立单分散微球的形成条件.

  4. 温度对马来酸酐改性的丙烯-丁烯共聚物的Hansen三维溶度参数的影响%Effect of Temperature on the Hansen Three Dimensional Solubility Parameter of Propylene-butene Copolymers Modified with Amleic Anhydred

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    刘大壮; 常静; 孙培勤

    2005-01-01

    通常溶度参数是在室温下测定的.由于一般认为温度对溶度参数影响不大,因而对于温度对溶度参数的影响并没有给予足够的重视.使用Funasaka的数据,计算了丙烯-丁烯共聚物由马来酸酐接枝改性后120℃的溶度参数,并和室温下溶度参数作了对比.发现总溶度参数虽然变化不算大,但Hansen球半径和缔合力参数都有增加,因而可溶溶剂数目明显增加,由此认为温度对溶度参数的影响值得人们注意.所用的优化法计算方法,对于计算三维溶度参数也具有一定参考价值.

  5. O imaginário religioso de pacientes de hanseníase: um estudo comparativo entre ex-internos dos asilos de São Paulo e atuais portadores de hanseníase The religious imaginary of Hansen's disease patients: a comparative study of former inmates of the asylums of São Paulo and current Hansen's disease patients

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    André Gonçalves Mellagi

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Analisa a religiosidade de pacientes portadores de hanseníase que viveram dois períodos distintos da história do tratamento dos doentes: o do internamento em asilos e o da prática atual. Dez entrevistas semiestruturadas focalizaram saúde, religião e hanseníase, abordando os meios de enfrentamento religioso nos dois grupos. No grupo de ex-internos, constatou-se a presença da religião institucionalizada, que atendia aos propósitos de vigilância e da terapêutica isolacionista. Os atuais portadores de hanseníase ainda sentem o peso do estigma da 'lepra' em determinadas situações. Foram aplicados também cinco questionários a profissionais de saúde do DHDS, que apresentam suas considerações sobre a religião do paciente e o tratamento.The article analyzes the religiosity of Hansen's disease patients who lived during two distinct treatment periods of the sick: that of internment in asylums and the current practice. Ten semi-structured interviews focused on health, religion and Hansen's disease, broaching the ways the two groups faced religion. In the former inmate group, the presence of institutionalized religion was noted, which served the purposes of vigilance and isolationist therapeutics. Present day Hansen's disease patients still feel the stigmatic weight of 'leprosy" in certain situations. Five questionnaires were also given to DHDS health professionals, who presented their considerations concerning the patient's religion and the treatment.

  6. Portador de hanseníase: impacto psicológico do diagnóstico

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    A hanseníase, na atualidade, ainda representa um problema de saúde pública que pode causar no indivíduo consequências psicossociais. Objetiva-se, neste trabalho, identificar os impactos psicológicos provocados no paciente após o diagnóstico da hanseníase. Os sujeitos envolvidos constituem-se por cinco indivíduos em tratamento no CREDEN-PES de Governador Valadares-MG, com faixa etária entre 36 e 70 anos. Realizaram-se entrevistas não estruturadas e gravadas. Os dados foram analisados segundo A...

  7. 42 CFR 22.1 - Duty at a station of the Service devoted to the care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay.

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    ... care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay. 22.1 Section 22.1 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH... Hansen's Disease Duty by Personnel Other Than Commissioned Officers § 22.1 Duty at a station of the Service devoted to the care of Hansen's disease patients; additional pay. (a) Non-commissioned officers...

  8. Perception of social exclusion, neuropathy, and quality of life among Hansen's disease patients.

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    Borges-de-Oliveira, Roberta; Rocha-Leite, Clarissa I; Araujo-de-Freitas, Lucas; Queiroz, Dermival A; Machado, Paulo R L; Quarantini, Lucas C

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    Leprosy subjects are strongly affected not only by physical issues such as peripheral neuropathy but also by massive social exclusion that may be related to quality of life (QoL) impairment. However, there are as yet no studies evaluating the impact of perceived stigma in conjunction with neuropathy on QoL and the respective role of each one on QoL. The present study aims to investigate the variations in clinical and socio-demographic profile of Hansen's disease patients with/without perception of social exclusion (PSE) and neuropathy as the impact of both conditions on their QoL. A sample of 160 consecutive leprosy outpatients seeking treatment in two reference centers for leprosy in Brazil was recruited. Patients were assessed using a socio-demographic questionnaire, M.I.N.I. PLUS and SF-36. Data from medical records were also collected. Participants were divided into four groups: control group, perceived stigma, neuropathy, and stigma neuropathy. Of the 160 patients who consented to participate, 78.75% completed the survey. All four groups were similar in terms of demographic parameters, except for occupational status, which was compensated statistically. The group with neuropathy and PSE reported the worst QoL in half of the evaluated domains. The cross-sectional design does not allow cause and effect to be established between variables, and the relatively small sample size may limit the ability to demonstrate a relative decrease in QoL scores from the isolated variables analyzed. The results of this survey show that the presence of both neuropathy and PSE significantly increases impairment in QoL, especially in some specific domains. © The Author(s) 2015 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.

  9. Tundmatud kohad ja asjade loomus / Katrine Gram Sloth, Johna Hansen ; intervjueerinud Laura Põld

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    Taani kunstnik Katrine Gram Sloth ja Rootsi arhitekt Johna Hansen räägivad oma lapsepõlvest, kunstnikuteest, loomingust. Johna Hanseni jaapanipärasest einelaua installatsioonist "Laud" (2015-2016), Katrine Gram Slothi Islandil loodud teosest "Vista Revisited" (2015)

  10. Memories and history of Hansen's disease in Brazil told by witnesses (1960-2000

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available This report is a preliminary result of a survey on memories and history of Hansen's disease, or 'hanseniasis', prepared by the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz and the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ using statements from those who have been afflicted by the disease or those that have fought against it. It outlines the methodology used by the authors and gives a succinct history of Hansen's disease in Brazil, together with information on the stage of the survey with extracts from our archives of statements. The founding and the role of Movement for the Reintegration of People Afflicted by Hansen's Disease (Morhan are explained in the testimony of Thomas Frist, a social scientist who worked in Brazil in the 1970s and 1980s, when the country's old colonies were being restructured, and Cristiano Torres, a former patient who spent time in prevention centers and leproseries in Pará state and who is now active in proposing new policy for the control of Hansen's disease.

  11. [Life experiences of Korean patients with Hansen's disease in Sorok Island Hospital].

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    Yang, Ya Ki

    2014-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify life experiences of Korean patients with Hansen's disease (leprosy). For this study, 5 participants from Sorok Island Hospital were purposively chosen. Data were collected through in-depth individual interviews from June to July 2014. Data analysis method was based on Colaizzi's approach. The study results showed that experiences of patients with Hansen's disease consisted of 14 themes and six theme clusters: 1) Bad disease approaching as fate; 2) Family breakup and far from the village; 3) New life in Sorok Island Hospital; 4) Treatment of Hansen's disease and disability; 5) Life in the disease community; 6) Comfort and hope of life. The findings of this study indicate that health care professionals should pay attention to patients with Hansen's disease not only to reduce their physical and psychological suffering, but also to help the community and public culture to reduce the social stigma surrounding this disease and causing suffering for the patients. The results of the present study can help us to have a better understanding of various aspects of patients' lived experiences.

  12. Comment on "K. Hansen, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 399-400 (2016)51"

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    The comment by K. Hansen suggests that the time-of-flight mass spectrometry data in one table in our paper from 2103 in IJMS should be due to a proton contamination and correspond to protons p instead of deuterons D. The evidence for such a suggestion is a re-plotting of our data, giving a bond distance of 5.0 pm instead of 2.3 pm, corresponding to state s = 3 instead of s = 2 in the ultra-dense hydrogen. However, protium has indeed been studied on the next pages in our paper, giving shorter time-of-flights as expected. A replotting of our protium results as suggested by Hansen gives a best fit mass of 0.6 u, showing that the suggested procedure gives consistently too small mass. Hansen also rejects the rotational energy transfer model as due to our use of D in the analysis of the data. However, this model has been applied successfully in two previous publications, including experiments using protium. Hansen also suggests that the protium is due to a contamination of the source; however, the gas feed (H2 or D...

  13. Reaffirming the Role of Science and Diversity in Counseling: A Reply to Hansen

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    Brady-Amoon, Peggy

    2012-01-01

    Overall, Hansen (2012a) and the author (Brady-Amoon, 2012) share a humanistic vision for the future of counseling. In this continued dialogue, the author argues that a broad-based philosophy of science that encompasses renewed respect for diversity remains essential for the future of the profession.

  14. Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (1841-1912)--100 years anniversary tribute.

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    Grzybowski, Andrzej; Kluxen, Guido; Pótorak, Klaudia

    2014-05-01

    2012 marks the 100th year of death of Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (1841-1912), who discovered Mycobacterium leprae, but also gave the first systematic scientific work on the leprosy of the eye. The article reviews his life and scientific achievements with special regard to eye and ophthalmology.

  15. Surviving the "School of Slavery": Acculturation in Sharon Draper's "Copper Sun" and Joyce Hansen's "The Captive"

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    Chandler, Karen Michele

    2016-01-01

    Although children's literature has long alluded to cultural connections between Africans and African Americans, very few texts establish clear lines of influence between particular African ethnic groups and African American characters and communities. Joyce Hansen's "The Captive" (1994) and Sharon Draper's "Copper Sun" (2006)…

  16. Further Extending the Humanistic Vision for the Future of Counseling: A Response to Hansen

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    Brady-Amoon, Peggy

    2012-01-01

    This article offers additional support for Hansen's (2012) position that humanism and a renewed respect for human complexity are essential to counseling. In the article, the author also speaks to the critical importance of continuing to ground the profession in art and science. Implications for the future of humanism and counseling are presented.

  17. An Interview with Sunny Hansen: Pioneer and Innovator in Counseling and Career Development

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    Skovholt, Thomas S.; Hage, Sally M.; Kachgal, Mera M.; Gama, Elizabeth Pinheiro

    2007-01-01

    During her 45-year career, Sunny Hansen was a pioneer and innovator in counseling and career development. She has lived the holistic life about which she writes and teaches. In this interview, she discussed the major influences on her life, the evolution of her professional career from English and journalism teacher to counselor and counselor…

  18. Cheiridium tetrophthalmum Daday, a new synonym of Larca lata (Hansen (Pseudoscorpiones, Larcidae

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    Harvey, Mark S.

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Cheiridium tetrophthalmum Daday, 1889 is removed from the synonymy of Geogarypus minor (L. Koch, 1873, and treated as a junior synonym of Larca lata (Hansen, 1884. The distribution of Larca lata and Geogarypus minor is documented, and L. lata is recorded from Hungary for the first time.

  19. Tundmatud kohad ja asjade loomus / Katrine Gram Sloth, Johna Hansen ; intervjueerinud Laura Põld

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    Taani kunstnik Katrine Gram Sloth ja Rootsi arhitekt Johna Hansen räägivad oma lapsepõlvest, kunstnikuteest, loomingust. Johna Hanseni jaapanipärasest einelaua installatsioonist "Laud" (2015-2016), Katrine Gram Slothi Islandil loodud teosest "Vista Revisited" (2015)

  20. [Prevalence of dry eye in Hansen's disease patients from a colony hospital in Goiânia, Brazil].

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    Frazão, Karys Carvalho; Picolo, Naira Bernardes; Hanouche, Rosana Zacarias; Santos, Procópio Miguel dos; Santos, Regina Cândido Ribeiro dos

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    To determine the prevalence of dry eye in Hansen's disease patients from the "Hospital de Dermatologia Sanitária de Goiânia". The sample of the present study included 70 patients with Hansen's disease, from the "Hospital de Dermatologia Sanitária de Goiânia", and 30 controls, from the "Fundação Banco de Olhos de Goiás", both located in Goiânia-GO, Brazil. Ophthalmologic examination and Schirmer I, break-up time (BUT) and rose Bengal staining tests were carried out for all patients in a single evaluation. For the diagnosis of dry eye the Schirmer I equal or less than 5 mm and rose Bengal grade II or III, in at least one eye were considered. Forty-four (63.0%) patients with Hansen's disease were male and 22 (73.3%) controls were female (p=0.001). The mean age of the patients with Hansen's disease was 61.1+/-12.5 years and in the control group, it was 55.7+/-9.6 years. Fifteen (21.4%) patients with Hansen's disease and four (13.3%) controls presented with dry eye diagnosis (p=0.429). The lepromatous type (74.2%) of Hansen's disease was the most prevalent and dry eye (66.7%) was more frequent in this clinical form of the disease. The dry eye disease was more prevalent in patients with Hansen's disease, although the difference was not statistically significant.

  1. A revision of Megagraphydrus Hansen (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae): synonymization with Agraphydrus Régimbart and description of seven new species.

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    Minoshima, Yûsuke N; Komarek, Albrecht; Ôhara, Masahiro

    2015-03-10

    The genus Megagraphydrus Hansen, 1999 is revised. Eleven of the twelve previously described species are recognized as valid, with Megagraphydrus wangi Hebauer, 2000 syn. nov. found to be a junior synonym of M. politus Hansen, 1999. Most significantly, Megagraphydrus itself is found to be a junior synonym of Agraphydrus Régimbart, 1903. The species are assigned to the subgenus Agraphydrus. This nomenclatural act results in the following new combinations: Agraphydrus (Agraphydrus) anhuianus (Hebauer, 2000) comb. nov., A. (A.) attenuatus (Hansen, 1999) comb. nov., A. (A.) jaechi (Hansen, 1999) comb. nov., A. (A.) luteilateralis (Minoshima & Fujiwara, 2009) comb. nov., A. (A.) malayanus (Hebauer, 2000) comb. nov., A. (A.) politus (Hansen, 1999) comb. nov., A. (A.) puzhelongi (Jia, 2010) comb. nov., A. (A.) regularis (Hansen, 1999) comb. nov., A. (A.) siamensis (Hansen, 1999) comb. nov., A. (A.) superans (Hebauer, 2000) comb. nov., and A. (A.) uvaensis (Hebauer, 2000) comb. nov. All species are redescribed with the exclusion of A. superans, A. luteilateralis, and A. puzhelongi. Seven new species are described: Agraphydrus (Agraphydrus) biprojectus sp. nov., A. (A.) coronarius sp. nov., A. (A.) decipiens sp. nov., A. (A.) insidiator sp. nov., A. (A.) masatakai sp. nov., A. (A.) montanus sp. nov., A. (A.) thaiensis sp. nov. Digital and SEM photographs are provided, and the male and female genital segments are illustrated and described.

  2. Soluble vs. insoluble fiber

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    Insoluble vs. soluble fiber; Fiber - soluble vs. insoluble ... There are 2 different types of fiber -- soluble and insoluble. Both are important for health, digestion, and preventing diseases. Soluble fiber attracts water and turns to gel during digestion. ...

  3. Indomethacin solubility estimation in 1,4-dioxane + water mixtures by the extended hildebrand solubility approach

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    Miller A Ruidiaz

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    Full Text Available Extended Hildebrand Solubility Approach (EHSA was successfully applied to evaluate the solubility of Indomethacin in 1,4-dioxane + water mixtures at 298.15 K. An acceptable correlation-performance of EHSA was found by using a regular polynomial model in order four of the W interaction parameter vs. solubility parameter of the mixtures (overall deviation was 8.9%. Although the mean deviation obtained was similar to that obtained directly by means of an empiric regression of the experimental solubility vs. mixtures solubility parameters, the advantages of EHSA are evident because it requires physicochemical properties easily available for drugs.

  4. To gel or not to gel: correlating molecular gelation with solvent parameters.

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    Lan, Y; Corradini, M G; Weiss, R G; Raghavan, S R; Rogers, M A

    2015-10-07

    Rational design of small molecular gelators is an elusive and herculean task, despite the rapidly growing body of literature devoted to such gels over the past decade. The process of self-assembly, in molecular gels, is intricate and must balance parameters influencing solubility and those contrasting forces that govern epitaxial growth into axially symmetric elongated aggregates. Although the gelator-gelator interactions are of paramount importance in understanding gelation, the solvent-gelator specific (i.e., H-bonding) and nonspecific (dipole-dipole, dipole-induced and instantaneous dipole induced forces) intermolecular interactions are equally important. Solvent properties mediate the self-assembly of molecular gelators into their self-assembled fibrillar networks. Herein, solubility parameters of solvents, ranging from partition coefficients (log P), to Henry's law constants (HLC), to solvatochromic parameters (ET(30)), and Kamlet-Taft parameters (β, α and π), and to Hansen solubility parameters (δp, δd, δh), are correlated with the gelation ability of numerous classes of molecular gelators. Advanced solvent clustering techniques have led to the development of a priori tools that can identify the solvents that will be gelled and not gelled by molecular gelators. These tools will greatly aid in the development of novel gelators without solely relying on serendipitous discoveries. These tools illustrate that the quest for the universal gelator should be left in the hands of Don Quixote and as researchers we must focus on identifying gelators capable of gelling classes of solvents as there is likely no one gelator capable of gelling all solvents.

  5. 溶解度参数在混合溶剂处理铝塑复合物中的应用%Application of Mixed Solvent Solubility Parameter in the Separation of Aluminum and Plastic Composite

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    Mixed solvents including benzene-ethanol-water, toluene-ethanol-water and styrene-ethanol-water were used as a separating agent to separate aluminum and plastic composite. The volume ratio of each component of the mixed solvent used for completely separating the aluminum and plastic composite was investigated; the solubility parameter range of the organic adhesive used in the composite could be obtained through calculating the solubility parameter of the mixed solvent. The results showed that the ideal range of solubility parameters of organic adhesive is 29.1 to 34.8; the required volume ratio of toluene is least when using toluene-ethanol-water solvent as the separating agent.%针对混合溶剂处理铝塑复合物工艺的研究,分别以苯-乙醇-水、甲苯-乙醇-水、苯乙烯-乙醇-水3种混合液作为分离剂进行铝塑分离实验.由于苯、甲苯、苯乙烯的溶解度参数相近,当铝塑完全分离时,考察不同分离剂各组分的体积比,通过混合溶剂溶解度参数计算公式得出各混合溶剂的溶解度参数.根据相似相溶原理,得出铝塑复合物间有机胶黏剂溶解度参数的理想范围.结果表明,3种混合溶剂处理铝塑复合物,当铝塑完全分离时,铝塑复合物间胶黏剂的溶解度参数范围为29.1 ~ 34.8;甲苯-乙醇-水混合溶剂作为分离剂,所需的甲苯体积比最小(20%).

  6. Achados fonoaudiológicos na hanseníase: considerações teóricas Speech-language findings on Hansen's disease: theoretical considerations

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    Full Text Available A hanseníase é uma doença que tem altos níveis de incidência no Brasil. De origem bacteriana crônica, com alta infectividade e baixa patogenicidade, tem como hospedeiro primário o homem e como agente etiológico o Mycobacterium leprae. O bacilo de Hansen, como também é conhecido o agente, se acumula principalmente na pele, nos nervos periféricos e pares cranianos, levando a diversas lesões cutâneas, também à perda da condução neural e, consequentemente, a severas alterações anatômicas e funcionais nas extremidades do corpo, como membros e região orofacial. De acordo com estas premissas, foi realizada uma revisão da literatura com intuito de mostrar a fisiopatologia da doença e sua classificação de acordo com as suas manifestações. Desta forma, a literatura, por intermédio de alguns estudos, mostrou que esta doença pode provocar alterações que comprometem significativamente a voz, a audição, os órgãos fonoarticulatórios e as funções estomatognáticas, tornando-se assim, de grande relevância à Fonoaudiologia.Hansen's disease is a malady that has high incidence levels in Brazil. It has a chronic bacterial origin, with high infectivity and low pathogenicity, having the man as its primary host, and the Mycobacterium leprae as its etiological agent. The Hansen's bacillus, as it is known, accumulates mainly in the skin, the peripheral nerves and the cranial nerves pairs, causing many skin lesions, as well as loss of neural conduction and, consequently, severe anatomical and functional changes in the ends of the body, such as members and the orofacial region. Based on these premisses, it was carried out a literature review in order to show the pathophysiology of the disease and its classification according to its manifestations. The literature review showed, through some studies, that the disease might cause alterations that significantly compromise the voice, the hearing, the phonoarticulatory organs, and the

  7. 22 tundi tõde ja õigust Anton Hansen Tammsaare moodi / Risto Berendson, Marika Rajamäe

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    30. okt. kirjutati Anton Hansen Tammsaare sünniaastapäeva puhul alla lepingule, mis toob Vargamäele maratonetenduse kogu "Tõe ja õiguse" põhjal. Etendus toimub 21.-22. juunini. Kommenteerib Ülo Tonts

  8. Archaeology of the Recent Past at Kalawao: Landscape, Place, and Power in a Hawaiian Hansen's Disease Settlement

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    Historical archaeology often focuses on the study of dispossessed, subaltern, or marginalized groups in the modern world. One such group is the community of the Hansen's disease (leprosy) settlement at Kalawao, Moloka`i, which was established by the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1865. The first people diagnosed by the state with Hansen's disease arrived in Kalawao in 1866, and around 1900 settlement shifted to the other side of Kalaupapa peninsula. Hawaii would not end its quarantine policy until 196...

  9. Efeito adverso do uso intermitente de rifampicina para tratamento de hanseníase

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    Full Text Available Os autores apresentam um caso de insuficiência renal aguda, hemólise aguda e trombocitopenia relacionada ao uso intermitente de Rifampicina para tratamento da Hanseníase. Estas reações adversas são observadas com extrema raridade na literatura mundial. A evolução da paciente foi benigna havendo recuperação total da função renal e regressão completa das alterações hematológicas. Este foi o primeiro registro no Brasil dos efeitos adversos da Rifampicina no tratamento de Hanseníase. São discutidos os principais aspectos patogênicos das alterações apresentadas e fez-se revisão da literatura existente sobre o assunto.

  10. [Hansen's disease in children under fifteen years-old in Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil].

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    Lana, Francisco Carlos Félix; Amaral, Evaldo Pinheiro; Lanza, Fernanda Moura; Lima, Paula Lamounier; de Carvalho, Ana Cláudia Nascimento; Diniz, Letícia Gonçalves

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    Hansen's disease has a slow evolution, which mostly affects the adult population. Detecting cases in children shows that the endemic continues and there is early exposure of the population to the bacillus. This is an ecological study with the objective of analyzing the occurrence of Hansen's disease in children under fifteen in the Jequitinhonha Valley through epidemiological and operational indicators. The results show that the endemic continues in the region, demonstrating that the health services are not proactive and must implement specific prevention and control measures for this age group in order to reduce the transmission of the disease and the possible damage it can bring to the life of individuals, especially when it affects them in their childhood.

  11. Iatrogenic stigma in outpatient treatment for Hansen's disease (leprosy) in Brazil.

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    White, Cassandra

    2008-02-01

    This paper explores how iatrogenic stigma, or stigma that is produced through a patient's encounter with physicians or with biomedicine in general, might emerge in outpatient treatment for Hansen's disease, or leprosy. Based on in-depth interviews with people affected by Hansen's disease and observations conducted at several public health clinics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this research identified several aspects of the biomedical encounter that generated or contributed to stigma, either felt or enacted. Also noted in the research were positive examples of techniques used by physicians and health care workers for minimizing or circumventing stigma. The paper touches upon several topics, such as culturally mediated responses to medication side effects and communication between health care workers and patients, that might be salient or useful for health educators and others who are attempting to reduce health-related stigma.

  12. Fatal Klebsiella pneumoniae meningitis in a patient with diabetes mellitus and Hansen's disease.

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    Gopal, Vani; Mangaiyarkarasi, T; Gopal, R

    2014-01-01

    Klebsiella is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes different types of health care-associated infections including pneumonia, bloodstream infections, surgical site infections and meningitis. We report here a case of Klebsiella pneumoniae meningitis in a patient with diabetes mellitus and Hansen's disease. A middle-aged man with a known case of diabetes mellitus and Hansen's disease presented with the complaints of blurred vision in the left eye and the patient was found to have cataract. Patient was operated for cataract and Intraocular lens implanted. Patient developed headache and vomiting on the 4th post-operative day. Lumbar puncture was carried out and gram stain of cerebrospinal fluid showed Gram-negative bacilli in the direct smear and culture yielded a heavy growth of K. pneumoniae. The patient was treated with antimicrobials according to the susceptibility pattern. He initially showed improvement but later on developed altered sensorium and hypotension. Patient succumbed to infection in spite of all medical attention.

  13. Oral myiasis in an adult associated with filariasis and Hansen's disease.

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    Candamourty, Ramesh; Venkatachalam, Suresh; Yuvaraj, Vaithilingam; Sujee, Chembilary

    2013-01-01

    Oral myiasis is a common parasitic infestation of live human and animals caused by species of dipteran fly larvae known as maggots which may be secondary to medical disease. This case involves a 51-year-old female, poorly debilitated with advanced periodontal disease infected by the dipteral larvae in the anterior maxillary region which belonged to the family Calliphoridae and Chrysomya bezziana species. This lady was neglected from her family and presented oral myiasis with the previous history of filariasis and Hansen's disease. Secondary infestations may occur in cancrum oris, oral extraction wounds, jaw bone wounds, oral leprosy lesion, filariasis, and carcinoma. Hansen's disease (leprosy) is bacterial in origin whereas filariasis (elephantiasis) is parasitic in origin like-myiasis. The treatment consisted of manual removal of the larvae by topical application of turpentine oil, oral therapy, and surgical debridement of the oral wound.

  14. Social representation of Hansen's disease thirty years after the term "leprosy" was replaced in Brazil.

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    Oliveira, Maria Leide Wand-del-Rey; Mendes, Carla Maria; Tardin, Rachel Tebaldi; Cunha, Mônica Duarte; Arruda, Angela

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    Based on the theories of social representation (SC) and Central Core (CC), a structural study was undertaken regarding the neologism hanseniase (Hansen's disease), the term adopted by Brazil's Ministry of Health in the 1970s. Carried out during 2001, this study interviewed eight hundred housewives residing in the Rio de Janeiro and Duque de Caxias municipalities. It found that Hansen's disease is part of a process of modernization of common thinking, anchored in the additional representation of leprosy. This finding is understandable from the perspective that the central structure of a social representation has a historical determination, so short -and middle-term changes are not to be expected. Furthermore, there has been no ongoing investment in social marketing to make the new terminology more widely known. The authors discuss the relation between social representation and the concept of the history of mentalities.

  15. Eccentric first post-Newtonian waveforms for compact binaries in frequency domain with Hansen coefficients

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    The inspiral and merger of supermassive black hole binary systems with high orbital eccentricity are among the promising sources of the advanced gravitational wave observatories. In this paper we derive analytic ready-to-use first post-Newtonian eccentric waveform in Fourier domain with the use of Hansen coefficients. Introducing generic perturbations of celestial mechanics we have generalized the Hansen expansion to the first post-Newtonian order which are then used to express the waveforms. Taking into account the high eccentricity of the orbit leads to the appearance of secular terms in the waveform which are eliminated with the introduction of a phase shift. The waveforms have a systematic structure and as our main result these are expressed in a tabular form.

  16. Extensive sonographic ulnar nerve enlargement above the medial epicondyle is a characteristic sign in Hansen's neuropathy.

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    Bathala, Lokesh; N Krishnam, Venkataramana; Kumar, Hari Kishan; Neladimmanahally, Vivekananda; Nagaraju, Umashankar; Kumar, Himanshu M; Telleman, Johan A; Visser, Leo H

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    Earlier studies have shown sonographic enlargement of the ulnar nerve in patients with Hansen's neuropathy. The present study was performed to determine whether sonography or electrophysiological studies can detect the specific site of ulnar nerve pathology in leprosy. Eighteen patients (thirty arms) with Hansen's disease and an ulnar neuropathy of whom 66% had borderline tuberculoid (BT), 27% lepromatous leprosy (LL) and 7% mid-borderline (BB) leprosy were included in the study. Cross-sectional area (CSA) of ulnar nerve was measured every two centimeters from wrist to medial epicondyle and from there to axilla. All patients underwent standard motor and sensory nerve conduction studies of the ulnar nerve. Thirty age and sex matched controls underwent similar ulnar nerve CSA measurements and conduction studies. Ulnar nerve was clinically palpable in 19 of the 30 arms of patients. Motor and sensory nerve conduction studies of the ulnar nerve showed a reduced compound motor action potential and sensory nerve action potential amplitude in all patients. Motor Conduction Velocity (MCV) in patients were slower in comparison to controls, especially at the elbow and upper arm, but unable to exactly locate the site of the lesion. In comparison to controls the ulnar nerveCSA was larger in the whole arm in patients and quite specific the maximum enlargement was seen between nulnar sulcus and axilla, peaking at four centimeters above the sulcus. A unique sonographic pattern of nerve enlargement is noted in patients with ulnar neuropathy due to Hansen's disease, while this was not the case for the technique used until now, the electrodiagnostic testing. The enlargement starts at ulnar sulcus and is maximum four centimeters above the medial epicondyle and starts reducing further along the tract. This characteristic finding can help especially in diagnosing pure neuritic type of Hansen's disease, in which skin lesions are absent, and alsoto differentiate leprosy from other

  17. Hansen's disease control in the State of São Paulo: a historical analysis.

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    Opromolla, Paula Araujo; Laurenti, Ruy

    2011-02-01

    Leprosy is an infectious contagious disease known since Biblical times. Global effort for disease control reveals intricate convergences of national history and of medical, governmental, and international policies. The study describes the history of Hansen's disease and control actions undertaken in the state of São Paulo starting in the 19th century and its connection with the development of public health in that state, by means of a bibliographic and documental analysis.

  18. Solution of macromodels with Hansen-Sargent robust policies: Summary and some extensions

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    Giordani, Paolo; Söderlind, Paul

    2002-01-01

    We summarize some methods useful in formulating and solving Hansen-Sargent robust control problems, and suggest extensions to discretion and simple rules. Matlab, Octave, and Gauss software is provided. We illustrate these extensions with applications to the term structure of interest rates, the time inconsistency of optimal monetary policy, the effects of expectations on the variances of inflation and output, and on whether central banks should make their forecasts public.

  19. Solution of Macromodels with Hansen-Sargent Robust Policies: Some Extensions

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    Giordani, Paolo; Söderlind, Paul

    2004-01-01

    We summarize some methods useful in formulating and solving Hansen-Sargent robust control problems, and suggest extensions to discretion and simple rules. Matlab, Octave, and Gauss software is provided. We illustrate these extensions with applications to the term structure of interest rates, the time inconsistency of optimal monetary policy, the effects of expectations on the variances of inflation and output, and on whether central banks should make their forecasts public.

  20. Linfoma não Hodgkin simulando hanseníase virchowiana

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    Rocha Vanessa Barreto; Carvalho Saôny Victor de; Araújo Marcelo Grossi; Guedes Antônio Carlos Martins

    2003-01-01

    Os autores relatam caso de linfoma não Hodgkin em paciente do sexo feminino, de 28 anos, ressaltando o diagnóstico diferencial com formas multibacilares de hanseníase. Além de achados clínicos passíveis de confusão, a histologia mostrava, de modo não usual, infiltrado inflamatório mononuclear perineural e perianexial.

  1. Sleep, Hansen's disease and the immune system--a not so harmonic triad.

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    Albuquerque, Rachel Gimenes; Okazaki, Keity Mey; Hirotsu, Camila; Tomimori, Jane; Tufik, Sergio; Andersen, Monica Levy

    2015-05-01

    Hansen's disease is one of the oldest skin diseases in the world characterized by a spectrum of clinical manifestations that are associated with stigmatization and poor quality of life. It is also considered a model disease for investigating the human immune system because of its association with immune reactions, which are thought to be a reflection of the host's immunological response, promoting intense cellular activity or humoral secretion. This relationship between the cellular and microbial components of skin and their regulation by local immune responses may be modulated by a currently neglected behavior: sleep. Recent studies have demonstrated that sleep deprivation may aggravate the progression of chronic dermatological diseases, which in turn can lead to a non-restorative sleep pattern. Indeed, sleep is essential for immune and skin integrity. Thus, we propose here a hypothesis linking Hansen's disease, sleep and immunity in a bidirectional relationship. Hansen's disease patients may demonstrate a worse sleep quality than the general population through the modulation of immunological environment; and sleep restriction, a hallmark of modern society, being a possible predictor of the disease progression. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. [Social rehabilitation experiences of people with a history of Hansen's disease: interviews of readmitted residents in a sanatorium].

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    Sashida, Momoe; Nagata, Satoko; Murashima, Sachiyo; Haruna, Megumi

    2005-02-01

    This study focused on the reflections of people with a history of Hansen's disease who once experienced social life and then returned to their sanatorium again. The purpose was to clarify what they think about their experiences of social life outside of institutions. Study participants were people with a history of Hansen's disease who had experienced social life outside of the sanatorium and are now living in a national sanatorium with good ADL. The study was based on a semi-structured interview, the data being categorized with the focus on "situations or topics affect by Hansen's disease". Thirteen people agreed to participate in the study. Six categories were abstracted: "maintaining a good condition," "anxiety about relapse or illness," "medical service," "coping with Hansen's disease in social life," "relationships with others," and "means of livelihood." Hansen's disease affected their lives in 2 aspects; one was "sawagu (recurrence of the disease)" and the other "kakusu (concealing the disease)." "Sawagu" was related to "anxiety of the disease" and "intention of maintaining a good condition." "Kakusu" affected the way of "coping with the disease in social life" and "the relationship with others." "Medical service" was important for both "sawagu" and "kakusu." Patients were visiting hospitals and taking medicine to avoid "sawagu," while trying to "kakusu" when they consulted with physicians. Similarly, both "sawagu" and "kakusu" interacted with each other when the participants needed to work and earn a living. All participants looked back at their social life as a "good experience" because they were satisfied with the sense of accomplishment or fulfillment the experience had given them. Participants of the study looked back at their social life as a "good experience." Hansen's disease affected their social life in 2 aspects; "sawagu" and "kakusu." It is necessary to alleviate difficulties with both of these so that people with stigmatized disease such as

  3. Evaluating the Reliability and Reproducibility of the AO and Lauge-Hansen Classification Systems for Ankle Injuries.

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    Yin, Meng-Chen; Yuan, Xue-Fei; Ma, Jun-Ming; Xia, Ye; Wang, Tao; Xu, Xiao-Li; Yan, Yin-Jie; Xu, Jin-Hai; Ye, Jie; Tong, Zheng-Yi; Feng, Yan-Qi; Wang, Hong-Bo; Wu, Xue-Qun; Mo, Wen

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    Ankle injuries are responsible for more than 5 million emergency department visits each year. The AO and Lauge-Hansen classification systems are widely used in the clinical diagnosis of ankle injuries. This study aimed to analyze the intraobserver reliability and interobserver reproducibility of the AO and Lauge-Hansen classification systems. In addition, the authors explored the differences among physicians' classification responses and evaluated the clinical value for diagnosis. Fifty-six patients with an ankle injury with complete clinical and radiologic data were enrolled. The definition of injury type, the index score typing methods, and the specific study criteria were explained in detail. Five observers, who were orthopedic surgeons, determined the classifications according to both the AO and Lauge-Hansen systems. The classification was repeated 1 month later. Cronbach's alpha and Cohen's kappa test were used to determine interobserver reliability and intraobserver reproducibility. The physicians conducted 560 classifications (56 cases × 5 physicians × 2 times per patient). Average inter- and intraobserver kappa values for the AO system were 0.708 and 0.608, respectively. Average inter- and intraobserver kappa values for the Lauge-Hansen system were 0.402 and 0.398, respectively. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 96.7% for the AO system and 76.0% for the Lauge-Hansen system. The Lauge-Hansen classification system is a comprehensive yet cumbersome system. Comparatively, the AO classification system is easier to understand. This study shows that the AO classification system has more reliability and reproducibility, and thus has more value in clinical practice, than the Lauge-Hansen classification system.

  4. Inverse Gas Chromatographic Study of the Oxidation Stability of Lubricating Base Oils via Solubility Parameter Calculations%采用反相气相色谱法通过计算溶解度参数考察润滑油的氧化稳定性

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    The Flory-Huggins interaction parameter (χ∞1,2) and solubility parameter (δ2) and its hydrogen bonding sensing component (δh) were determined using inverse gas chromatography (IGC). These parameters were successfully used in the probes of chemical changes that occur during the oxidation of naphthenic and paraffinic base oils in a GC column. Changes in χ∞1,2 values reflect the different types of intermolecular interactions ( dispersive, polar, hydrogen bonding) of the given lubricating base oil during oxidation. The obtained results showed that δh component of solubility parameter is the most important parameter for probing the oxidativechemical changes during the oxidation of given lubricating oils.

  5. Solubility parameter of poly(trimethylene sulfide)

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    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  6. Solubility parameter of poly(thioethylene)

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    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  7. Solubility parameter of poly(propylene oxide)

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    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  8. Solubility parameter of poly(propylene glycol)

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    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  9. Solubility parameter of poly(vinylidene fluoride)

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  10. Solubility parameter of poly(vinyl chloride)

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  11. Solubility parameter of poly(tetramethylene oxide)

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  12. Solubility parameter of poly(N-vinylcarbazole)

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  13. Solubility parameter of poly(vinyl propionate)

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    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  14. Solubility parameter of poly(vinyl fluoride)

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    Wohlfarth, Ch.

    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  15. Solubility parameter of poly(vinyl acetate)

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    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  16. Solubility parameter of poly(vinyl bromide)

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    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  17. Solubility parameter of poly(2-vinylpyridine)

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    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  18. Solubility parameter of poly(propyl methacrylate)

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    Wohlfarth, Ch.

    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  19. Solubility parameter of poly(tetrafluoroethylene)

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    Wohlfarth, Ch.

    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  20. Application of solubility parameter to disperse dyeing of polyester fibers (Ⅰ)%溶解度参数在聚酯类纤维分散染色中的应用(一)

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    2013-01-01

    溶解度参数δ是热力学上衡量非极性溶质与溶剂之间作用力的一种方法,将其用于分散染料对PET聚酯纤维染色中,通过计算PET的δ为10.30~11.6之间,与分散染料有很好的相容性,因此染色性能与牢度性能俱佳.将该方法用于分散染料拼混和染厂拼色,可获得极佳效果.PTT聚酯的δ值为10.50,也可用传统分散染料染色.PLA纤维是一类脂肪族聚酯纤维,性能与PET、PTT不同,其δ值为12.8,传统分散染料达不到很好效果,需研发PLA专用分散染料.%Solubility parameters δ is a thermodynamical parameter to evaluate the action between nonpolar solute and solvent. The 5 value of PET fiber is 10.30 ~ 11.6, so it has good compatibility with disperse dyes, and can obtain good dyeing behavior and color fastness. It can be used to evaluate the compound dyeing results in dye house. The 5 value of PTT fiber is 10.50, and it can be dyed with traditional disperse dyes. PLA fiber is a kind of aromatic polyester fiber, and its properties are different from PET and PTT fiber. The S value of PLA fiber is 12.8, if it is dyed with traditional disperse dyes, PLA fiber can not obtain satisfactory dyeing results, so special disperse dyes for PLA is looked forward to be developed.

  1. Isolamento compulsório de portadores de hanseníase: memória de idosos The compulsory isolation of Hansen's disease patients: memories of the elderly

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    Selma Munhoz Sanches de Castro

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available De 1924 a 1962 o Brasil utilizou a internação compulsória de pacientes de hanseníase como controle da doença na comunidade. Com o final dessa política, muitos pacientes continuaram a viver nessas unidades. O Asilo Pirapitingui, hoje Hospital Dr. Francisco Ribeiro Arantes, é a única retaguarda asilar para internação de portadores de hanseníase por indicação social. Obtivemos o relato da história de vida de oito de seus remanescentes, que foram gravados e transcritos. A análise temática desses relatos permitiu a identificação das seguintes categorias: hanseníase; internação; vida cotidiana; a instituição; condições atuais de saúde; e permanência na instituição após a extinção da internação compulsória.From 1924 to 1962, Brazil used compulsory internment of Hansen's disease patients as one of the ways of controlling the disease in the community. After this policy ended, many patients continued to live in these units. The former Asilo Pirapitingui, now the Hospital Dr. Francisco Ribeiro Arantes, is the only old-style asylum for the socially determined internment of those suffering from Hansen's disease. Through recorded and transcribed interviews of eight of those remaining, we sought to learn their history and the meaning of this isolation in their lives. The thematic analysis of the discourse enabled identification of the following analysis categories: Hansen's disease; internment; day-to-day life; the institution; current health conditions; and staying in the institution after the end of compulsory internment.

  2. Primary Neuritic Hansen's Disease presenting as Ulnar Nerve Abscess in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus Positive Patient.

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    Karjigi, S; Herakal, K; Murthy, S C; Bathina, A; Kusuma, M R; Nikhil, K R Y

    2015-01-01

    Leprosy has been increasingly known to have an enigmatic relationship with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Co-infection may result in atypical manifestations of leprosy. A 45-year old human immunodeficiency virus-positive male; agricultural laborer presented with a swelling over right elbow, right hand deformity, generalized itching and recurrent vesicles overthe perinasal area. Clinical and investigational findings were consistent with mononeuritic type of Hansen's disease with right sided silent ulnar nerve abscess, partial claw hand. CD4+ count of the patientwas 430 cells/cmm. This patient also hadherpes simplex labialis, with HIV-associated pruritus. To the best of our knowledge such an atypical presentation has not been reported earlier.

  3. Huge Benign Ovarian Cystic Teratoma in a Patient with a History of Hansen's Disease.

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    Okonta, Patrick I; Mofon, Chukwuemeke

    2014-01-01

    Mature ovarian cystic teratomas are common benign ovarian neoplasm derived from germ cells. With increasing availability of ultrasound services even in developing countries, the diagnosis of benign ovarian tumour is made earlier and the size of the ovarian tumour at diagnosis is relatively small. It is unusual to find an ovarian cystic teratoma larger than 10 cm. We report a huge mature ovarian cystic teratoma in a multipara with a history of Hansen's disease. We conclude that, in circumstances where women have restricted access to health care, the unusual finding of mature ovarian cystic teratoma larger than 10 cm is possible due to delayed presentation for diagnosis and treatment.

  4. The effect of different initial density onAmphidinium carterae Hulburt and Kreniamikimotoi Hansen

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    2015-01-01

    The experimental study of the interaction between Amphidinium carterae Hulburt and Krenia mikim otoi Hansen is carried in ecologicalconditions.. The results showed tha in single culture system, A.carterae and K.mikimotoi growth curves Karen Logistic growth model, different initial densityratio could have a significant impact on the growth of two microalgae : With the initial density increases, the exponential phase and stationary phase is due to comeearlier, and instantaneous population growth rate (r) and environmental carrying capacity (K) decreased.

  5. First order post-Newtonian gravitational waveforms of binaries on eccentric orbits with Hansen coefficients

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    Mikóczi, Balázs; Forgács, Péter; Vasúth, Mátyás

    2015-08-01

    The inspiral and merger of supermassive black hole binary systems with high orbital eccentricity are among the promising sources of the advanced gravitational wave observatories. In this paper we compute gravitational waveforms in the frequency domain to the first post-Newtonian order, emitted by compact binary systems with arbitrary eccentricity. Our results are fully analytic, ready-to-use expressions of the waveforms in terms of a suitable generalization of Hansen coefficients known from celestial mechanics. Secular terms induced by the eccentricity are eliminated by introducing a suitable phase shift. The obtained waveforms have a rather simple structure, greatly facilitating their use in applications.

  6. Hansen Neuropathy: Still a Possible Diagnosis in the Investigation of a Peripheral Neuropathy.

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    Veiga, Andreia; Costa, Alexandre; Taipa, Ricardo; Guimarães, António; Pires, Manuel Melo

    2015-01-01

    Introdução: A lepra continua a ser uma das causas mais frequentes de neuropatia periférica. Apesar de tida como erradicada em Portugal, ainda se documenta no estudo neuropatológico de doentes com clínica de neuropatia periférica sem diagnóstico etiológico definido.Material e Métodos: Revisão dos casos neuropatia por doença de Hansen diagnosticados na Unidade de Neuropatologia do Centro Hospitalar do Porto no período de 1978 e 2013 atendendo ao género, idade, manifestações clínicas e achados neuropatológicos.Resultados: Foram identificados 21 doentes com diagnóstico neuropatológico de neuropatia por doença de Hansen, com predomínio do sexo masculino. A idade média ao diagnóstico foi de 52 anos, sendo a sintomatologia sensitiva predominante. O intervalo entre sintomatologia e diagnóstico oscilou entre 1 a 38 anos. Na maioria foi identificada forma tuberculoide em biópsia de nervo e detetados bacilos em pele e nervo em 44% dos casos.Discussão: A mononeurite é a forma mais comum de apresentação de hanseníase, podendo cursar com outras manifestações clínicas incluindo lesões cutâneas. A infeção pelo M. leprae lesiona fibras mielinizadas e não mielinizadas, com substituição do tecido nervoso por colagénio resultando em fibrose. O diagnóstico da lepra é apenas conseguido por estudo neuropatológico das lesões cutâneas e/ou nervo periférico, adjuvado pela identificação do bacilo.Conclusão: A doença de Hansen continua a ser um problema de saúde pública em áreas tropicais e, apesar de rara, ainda descrita em países ocidentais, devendo ser considerada como uma hipótese de diagnóstico na investigação de neuropatia periférica.

  7. [Study of ocular fungal microbiota in patients with Hansen's disease and in individuals who deal with them].

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    Santos, Procópio Miguel dos; Melo, Cinthia Mendonça de; Martins, Suy Anne Rebouças; Chaves, Adriano de Almeida; Sá, Débora Silva Pires de; Santos, Regina Cândido Ribeiro dos

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    To study the conjunctival fungal flora of patients with leprosy who live in the colony hospital and of those who deal with "Hansen" patients. Sixty-one eyes (61 patients) with Hansen's disease and twenty-five healthy eyes (25 individuals) of individuals who deal with patients were investigated. Conjunctival fungi growth occurred in 19.67% and 20% of the patients and healthy individuals, respectively. There was no significant difference (p<0.05) regarding fungi percentage of fungi isolated from the conjunctiva between both groups. Candida ssp was the most frequent fungus isolated from the conjunctiva of patients with Hansen's disease, whereas Penicillium spp was the most frequent fungus isolated from the group of people who deal with these patients. The most frequent yeast isolated from conjunctival samples of leprosy patients was Candida, which could be explained by cellular immunodeficiency of these patients, associated with dry eye and the prolonged use of antibiotics.

  8. Comparative role of 20% cord blood serum and 20% autologous serum in dry eye associated with Hansen's disease: a tear proteomic study.

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    Mukhopadhyay, Somnath; Sen, Swarnali; Datta, Himadri

    2015-01-01

    To compare the role of topically applied serum therapy with preservative-free artificial tear (AT) drops in patients with moderate to severe dry eye in Hansen's disease along with change in tear protein profile. 144 consecutive patients were randomly divided into three groups. After a baseline examination of clinical parameters, each of the patients received designated modality of topical therapy six times a day for 6 weeks. Post-treatment documentation of clinical parameters was done at 6 weeks, and then at 12 weeks after discontinuation of topical therapy. Analysis of three tear proteins using gel electrophoresis (sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis) was done at baseline, at the first and second post-treatment visits. In the cord blood serum (CBS) group, except for McMonnies score and staining score, all other clinical parameters showed continued improvement in the first and second post-treatment analyses. In the autologous serum (ALS) group, all the clinical parameters except Schirmer's I showed significant improvement in the first post-treatment analysis .This was sustained at a significant level in the second analysis except for tear film break-up time (TBUT) and conjunctival impression cytology grading. In the AT group, all the parameters improved at a non-significant level except for TBUT in the first analysis. In the next analysis, apart from McMonnies score and TBUT, other clinical parameters did not improve. In the ALS and CBS groups, tear lysozyme, lactoferrin levels improved in both post-treatment measurements (statistically insignificant).Total tear protein continued to increase at statistically significant levels in the first and second post-treatment analyses in the CBS group and at a statistically insignificant level in the ALS group. In the AT group, the three tear proteins continued to decrease in both the analyses. In moderate to severe dry eye in Hansen's disease, serum therapy in comparison with AT drops, improves

  9. Gas solubilities widespread applications

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    1980-01-01

    Gas Solubilities: Widespread Applications discusses several topics concerning the various applications of gas solubilities. The first chapter of the book reviews Henr's law, while the second chapter covers the effect of temperature on gas solubility. The third chapter discusses the various gases used by Horiuti, and the following chapters evaluate the data on sulfur dioxide, chlorine data, and solubility data for hydrogen sulfide. Chapter 7 concerns itself with solubility of radon, thoron, and actinon. Chapter 8 tackles the solubilities of diborane and the gaseous hydrides of groups IV, V, and

  10. Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (1841-1912)--the 100th anniversary of the death of the discoverer of Mycobacterium leprae.

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    Grzybowski, Andrzej; Sak, Jarosław; Pawlikowski, Jakub; Iwanowicz-Palus, Grażyna

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    The year 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (1841-1912), a Norwegian physician known for his identification of Mycobacterium leprae as the causative agent of leprosy. In the second half of the 19th century, the medical community believed leprosy had a noninfectious etiology, and it was not until Hansen uncovered the relationship between M leprae and the clinical manifestations of this disease did that belief begin to change. Strengthening of the late 19th and early 20th century beliefs of the infectious etiology of leprosy made it possible to develop an effective treatment for this still terrible disease.

  11. Adesão ao tratamento da Hanseníase: dificuldades inerentes aos portadores

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa, realizada em Guaiúba, CE, Brasil, objetivou identificar as dificuldades de adesão ao tratamento pelos portadores de hanseníase, relacionando os fatores associados. Estudo qualitativo, cujos dados foram coletados a partir de uma visita domiciliária com roteiro de entrevista contendo sete questões norteadoras. Participaram pacientes com diagnóstico de hanseníase e histórico de não adesão ao tratamento. Utilizou-se o Modelo de Atividade de Vida de Roper, Logan e Tierney. As falas dos sujeitos foram categorizadas de acordo com as doze atividades de vida. A utilização do modelo possibilitou uma abordagem holística sobre as barreiras vivenciadas pelo hanseniano na adesão ao tratamento medicamentoso, de modo a conhecer as atividades de vida destes pacientes para possível adequação de ações voltadas a essa clientela.

  12. Dorsal sensory impairment in hands and feet of people affected by Hansen's disease in Israel.

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    Wexler, Ruth; Melchior, Hanna

    2007-12-01

    Sensory testing in people affected by Hansen's disease is usually performed on palms and soles only. In Israel, both palmar/plantar and dorsal aspects of limbs are routinely tested. The aim of this study was to describe the magnitude of dorsal sensory impairment (SI) in limbs and compare the frequency of SI on palms and soles with that on the dorsum of hands and feet. In a cross-sectional study, limbs of 140 patients registered at The Israel Hansen's Disease Centre during the years 1999-2003 were tested for their sensory status. Both palmar/plantar and dorsal aspects were tested using Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments. SI was defined as not feeling stimuli applied with the 2 g monofilament. SI was detected on the dorsum in 43% of sites on hands and only in 27% on palms. 64% of sites on dorsum of feet had SI compared to 53% on the soles. SI was detected in up to 18% in hands with no palmar SI, and in 6% of feet with no plantar SI. Furthermore, SI on palms and soles was found to be accompanied by dorsal SI in all hands and in 97% of feet. SI on dorsum of limbs occurs more frequently than SI on palms and soles. Therefore sensory testing should also consider inclusion of the dorsal aspect of hands and feet.

  13. Nonzero Solubility Rule

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    尉志武; 周蕊; 刘芸

    2002-01-01

    A solubility-related rule, nonzero solubility rule, is introduced in this paper. It is complementary to the existing rules such as the "like dissolves like" rule and can be understood on the basis of classical chemical thermodynamics.

  14. Perspectivas da participação dos hospitais gerais na assistência aos doentes de hanseníase A general outlook as to the participation of general hospital's regarding attention to patients with Hansen's disease

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    Cid Guimarães

    1975-09-01

    Full Text Available Uma síntese histórica demonstra que o hospital tem voltado sua assistência para os aspectos da medicina curativa, para o que muito têm contribuído os progressos de diagnóstico e terapêutica. Os lazaretos e sua versão posterior, os hospitais de isolamento, por sua vez, colaboraram para que o hospital geral se mantivesse afastado, até recentemente, da assistência às doenças infecto-contagiosas e até o presente, ao mal de Hansen, sendo referidas as exceções de hospitais escolas de São Paulo. É destacada a importância da educação do corpo clínico, administração e pacientes dos hospitais, bem como do público em geral, como meio de tornar factível, a curto prazo, a integração da assistência dos portadores de hanseníase nos hospitais gerais. Como solução, é proposto o enfoque sistêmico, sendo ressaltado o valor da hanseníase ser considerada como componente normal da problemática geral de saúde e não como um aspecto isolado. As vantagens da adoção desse enfoque são apontadas, situando o hanseniano na multidão assistida pelos hospitais, de forma a torná-lo um paciente qualquer.A historical synthesis shows that the hospital has turned its attention towards the curative aspects of medicine. Diagnosis and therapeutic progress have much contributed towards this, in especial. The lazarets and their later version, the isolation hospitals, have helped in maintaining the general hospitals away, until very recently, from Hansen's disease. The medical school hospitals of São Paulo are exceptions. The importance of the education of the medical and administrative staff, the patients of the hospital, as well as the general public is stressed as being the only way of integrating assistance to the bearers of Hansen's disease in the general hospitals within a short period. A systematic approach is proposed as the solution, as Hansen's disease ought to be considered as a normal component of the general health programme. The

  15. Estudo da microbiota fúngica da conjuntiva ocular em portadores de hanseníase e seus comunicantes Study of ocular fungal microbiota in patients with Hansen's disease and in individuals who deal with them

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    Procópio Miguel dos Santos

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar a microbiota fúngica de pacientes portadores de hanseníase residentes no hospital-colônia e seus comunicantes. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados por meio da cultura em meio de ágar-Saboraud-dextrose, o material do fórnice conjuntival, de sessenta e um pacientes portadores de hanseníase, residentes no hospital-colônia de Goiânia e 25 indivíduos que residiam ou trabalhavam com os referidos pacientes, no mínimo há cinco anos. RESULTADOS: Nos portadores de hanseníase foram isolados fungos da conjuntiva de 12 pacientes (19,67%, sendo o gênero Candida o mais isolado, e no grupo controle de 5 indivíduos (20%, em que o gênero mais isolado foi Penicillium spp. CONCLUSÃO: Candida foi o gênero predominante na flora conjuntival dos portadores de hanseníase: fato que poderia ser explicado pela imunodeficiência celular que estes pacientes apresentam, além do olho seco e uso prolongado de antibiótico.PURPOSE: To study the conjunctival fungal flora of patients with leprosy who live in the colony hospital and of those who deal with "Hansen" patients. METHODS: Sixty-one eyes (61 patiets with Hansen's disease and twenty-five heathy eyes (25 individuals of individuals who deal with patients were investigated. RESULTS: Conjunctival fungi growth occurred in 19.67% and 20% of the patients and healthy individuals, respectively. There was no significant difference (p<0.05 regarding fungi percentage of fungi isolated from the conjunctiva between both groups. Candida ssp was the most frequent fungus isolated from the conjunctiva of patients with Hansen's disease, whereas Penicillium spp was the most frequent fungus isolated from the group of people who deal with these patients. CONCLUSION: The most frequent yeast isolated from conjunctival samples of leprosy patients was Candida, which could be explained by cellular immunodeficiency of these patients, associated with dry eye and the prolonged use of antibiotics.

  16. Autologous Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix in Non-healing Trophic Ulcers in Patients with Hansen's Disease.

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    Nagaraju, Umashankar; Sundar, Priya K; Agarwal, Priyanka; Raju, Belliappa P; Kumar, Mahesh

    2017-01-01

    Non-healing trophic ulcers in Hansen's disease patients is one of the major causes for disability. It has been shown that autologous platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) is effective in healing chronic non-healing leg ulcers. The objective of this study is to demonstrate the efficacy of autologous platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) in non-healing trophic ulcers in patients treated for Hansen's disease. A prospective study. An institution-based clinic. Seven treated patients with Hansen's disease, with a mean age of 38.33 years, with nine non-healing trophic ulcer of more than 6 weeks duration. Photographs were taken before treatment and at every subsequent sitting. Area and volume were calculated at baseline and every subsequent sitting till the closure was achieved. The healthy ulcers were treated with PRFM at weekly intervals, repeated once a week for a maximum of five sittings as per requirement. The mean percentage improvement in the area was 93.52%, and volume was 97.74% at the end of the second sitting. All ulcers closed by a maximum of five sittings. No adverse events were noted. PRFM for the treatment of trophic ulcers in treated patients with Hansen's disease is a feasible, safe, simple and inexpensive method.

  17. Autologous platelet-rich fibrin matrix in non-healing trophic ulcers in patients with Hansen's disease

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    Umashankar Nagaraju

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Non-healing trophic ulcers in Hansen's disease patients is one of the major causes for disability. It has been shown that autologous platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM is effective in healing chronic non-healing leg ulcers. Aim: The objective of this study is to demonstrate the efficacy of autologous platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM in non-healing trophic ulcers in patients treated for Hansen's disease. Design: A prospective study. Setting: An institution-based clinic. Participants: Seven treated patients with Hansen's disease, with a mean age of 38.33 years, with nine non-healing trophic ulcer of more than 6 weeks duration. Measurements: Photographs were taken before treatment and at every subsequent sitting. Area and volume were calculated at baseline and every subsequent sitting till the closure was achieved. Materials and Methods: The healthy ulcers were treated with PRFM at weekly intervals, repeated once a week for a maximum of five sittings as per requirement. Results: The mean percentage improvement in the area was 93.52%, and volume was 97.74% at the end of the second sitting. All ulcers closed by a maximum of five sittings. No adverse events were noted. Conclusion: PRFM for the treatment of trophic ulcers in treated patients with Hansen's disease is a feasible, safe, simple and inexpensive method.

  18. The Trail Inventory of Julia Butler Hansen Refuge For The Columbian White-tailed Deer [Cycle 2

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of this report is to create a baseline inventory of all non-motorized trails on Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer. Trails in...

  19. From Paris to Lyon, and from simple to complex liquids: a view on Jean-Pierre Hansen's contribution

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    Barrat, Jean-Louis; Biben, Thierry; Bocquet, Lydéric

    2015-09-01

    We present a short perspective on some of the contributions made by Jean-Pierre Hansen to our theoretical understanding of soft matter static structure and dynamics, using the tools developed for simple liquids within the rigorous framework of statistical physics.

  20. Metsanduse kommunikatsioonile tuleb kasuks inimeste metsa toomine / Mari-Liis Kitter, Toomas Kelt, Regina Hansen ; intervjueerinud Kertu Kärk

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    Metsanduse kommunikatsiooni suurimatest väljakutsetest ja saavutustest räägivad vestlusringis RMK kommunikatsioonijuht Mari-Liis Kitter, Eesti Metsaseltsi kommunikatsioonijuht Toomas Kelt ja Erametsakeskuse, Eesti Metsa- ja Puidutööstuse Liidu ja Eesti Erametsaliidu kommunikatsioonijuht Regina Hansen

  1. Amyloid Fibril Solubility

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    Rizzi, L G

    2015-01-01

    It is well established that amyloid fibril solubility is protein specific, but how solubility depends on the interactions between the fibril building blocks is not clear. Here we use a simple protein model and perform Monte Carlo simulations to directly measure the solubility of amyloid fibrils as a function of the interaction between the fibril building blocks. Our simulations confirms that the fibril solubility depends on the fibril thickness and that the relationship between the interactions and the solubility can be described by a simple analytical formula. The results presented in this study reveal general rules how side-chain side-chain interactions, backbone hydrogen bonding and temperature affect amyloid fibril solubility, which might prove a powerful tool to design protein fibrils with desired solubility and aggregation properties in general.

  2. Family Health Strategy professionals' view on the effects of Hansen's disease training

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    Ana Lúcia Alves de Souza

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVEEvaluating how professionals of family health teams from three municipalities of Pernambuco perceive and interpret the effects of Hansen's disease training.METHODSA qualitative study using the perspective of Habermas. Six focus groups, totaling 33 nurses and 22 doctors were formed. The guide consisted of: reactions to training, learning, transfer of knowledge and organizational results.RESULTSThere were recurrent positive opinions on instructor performance, course materials, and an alert attitude to the occurrence of cases; the negative points were about lack of practical teaching, a lot of information in a short period of time and little emphasis on basic content. Low perceived self-efficacy and low locus of control, ambiguity, conflict of skills and the lack of support for the learning application. Nurses showed greater dissatisfaction with the organizational support.CONCLUSIONThe low effectiveness of training reveals the need to negotiate structured training from work problematization, considering performance conditions.

  3. Necrose de canto medial associado a hanseníase virchowiana: relato de caso

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    Leiser Franco

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O caso em relato aborda uma etiologia rara para necrose de canto medial da pálpebra com comprometimento do sistema canalicular em uma paciente em tratamento para hanseníase virchowiana. O exame histopatológico da lesão necrótica evidenciou reação inflamatória granulomatosa com acúmulo de histiócitos e presença de bacilos álcool-ácido resistentes. Após tratamento medicamentoso a paciente apresentou uma evolução favorável com recuperação espontânea da arquitetura do canto medial, porém com destruição total do sistema canalicular.

  4. [Family Health Strategy professionals' view on the effects of Hansen's disease training].

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    Souza, Ana Lúcia Alves de; Feliciano, Katia Virginia de Oliveira; Mendes, Marina Ferreira de Medeiros

    2015-08-01

    Evaluating how professionals of family health teams from three municipalities of Pernambuco perceive and interpret the effects of Hansen's disease training. A qualitative study using the perspective of Habermas. Six focus groups, totaling 33 nurses and 22 doctors were formed. The guide consisted of: reactions to training, learning, transfer of knowledge and organizational results. There were recurrent positive opinions on instructor performance, course materials, and an alert attitude to the occurrence of cases; the negative points were about lack of practical teaching, a lot of information in a short period of time and little emphasis on basic content. Low perceived self-efficacy and low locus of control, ambiguity, conflict of skills and the lack of support for the learning application. Nurses showed greater dissatisfaction with the organizational support. The low effectiveness of training reveals the need to negotiate structured training from work problematization, considering performance conditions.

  5. Atypical Hansen's disease presenting as florid verrucous plaques on the lower extremities: a case report.

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    Yuchua-Guillen, Angela; Dofitas, Belen L

    2012-06-01

    Verrucous leprosy is rare, with only 18 cases reported in the literature. Visceral involvement is frequent but often overlooked, causing significant morbidity and mortality. A 45-year-old Filipino male with a 16-year history of hyperpigmented, hypoesthetic plaques, amputated digits, enlarged ulnar nerve, and cardiovascular congestion was diagnosed with Hansen's disease-lepromatous type. He had multiple cauliflower-like nodules and plaques with foul-smelling discharge on the lower extremities presenting a diagnostic dilemma. After an exhaustive search, the causative agent for these verrucous nodules was confirmed to still be Mycobacterium leprae. In addition, he had glomerulonephritis, hypertension, congestive heart failure, deep venous thrombosis, neuritis, keratitis, and glaucoma, which are all complications of advanced leprosy and multiple attacks of erythema nodosum leprosum reactions. He was treated with a multibacillary regimen of Rifampicin, Dapsone, Clofazimine, and systemic corticosteroids, with remarkable improvement. © 2012 The International Society of Dermatology.

  6. Nerve abscess in Hansen's disease as part of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome: a case report.

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    Ali, Neema M; Nayak, Kashinath; Kumar, Pramod

    2017-02-01

    Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome is an inflammatory reaction in HIV-infected patients after initiation of antiretroviral therapy resulting from restored immunity to specific infectious or non-infectious antigens. A 36-year-old male patient on highly active antiretroviral therapy of six months duration, presented with reddish, tender lesions over medial aspect of arm and a single, anaesthetic patch. Tender fluctuant swellings were seen on the medial aspect of left forearm. A few of them had ruptured spontaneously discharging pus. A skin biopsy from the anaesthetic patch showed caseating epitheloid granulomas. A diagnosis of Hansen's disease borderline tuberculoid in type 1 reversal reaction, with formation of nerve abscess due to Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome was made. The patient was started on multibacillary multidrug therapy as per WHO guidelines and highly active antiretroviral therapy was continued.

  7. The Exile of Hansen's Disease Patients to Moloka'i: A Diffusion of Innovations Perspective.

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    Pitman Harris, Adrea; Matusitz, Jonathan

    2016-07-01

    This article analyzes the exile of patients with Hansen's disease (leprosy) to Moloka'i (Hawaii) by applying the diffusion of innovations (DoI) theory. Developed by Rogers, DoI posits that an innovation (i.e., idea, movement, or trend) is initiated within a culture. Then, it is diffused via particular channels across diverse cultures. Instead of evolving independently, innovations diffuse from one culture to another through various forms of contact and communication. In the context of this analysis, the objective is to examine how the diffusion of certain ideas, namely, abolishing the stigma associated with leprosy, could have improved the lives of Hawaiians. An important premise of this article is that the Hawaiian government barely applied the tenets of DoI, which is the reason why many people lost their lives. So, this article seeks to explore what could have been done to improve their situation and what pitfalls should be avoided in the future.

  8. Squamous cell carcinoma masquerading as a trophic ulcer in a patient with Hansen's disease.

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    Venkatswami, Sandhya; Anandan, S; Krishna, Nikilesh; Narayanan, C D

    2010-12-01

    Nonhealing trophic ulcers in leprosy are a common phenomenon, but acute malignant transformations of the same are relatively rare. This study reports on a 35-year-old man previously treated for Hansen's disease with a squamous cell carcinoma involving the right foot with rapid lymphatic spread. He was being treated as a benign trophic ulcer for more than 12 months until he started developing huge inguinal lymph nodes and the ulcer rapidly increased in size. Squamous cell carcinomas are known to occur in ulcers of considerable duration but such rapid growth in such a short duration and rapid lymphatic spread is unusual in Marjolin's ulcer as the lymphatics are usually destroyed because of previous inflammation and scarring.

  9. Hansen Disease among Micronesian and Marshallese Persons Living in the United States

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    Woodall, Patricia; Rajan, Latha

    2011-01-01

    An increasing proportion of Hansen disease cases in the United States occurs among migrants from the Micronesian region, where leprosy prevalence is high. We abstracted surveillance and clinical records of the National Hansen’s Disease Program to determine geographic, demographic, and clinical patterns. Since 2004, 13% of US cases have occurred in this migrant population. Although Hawaii reported the most cases, reports have increased in the central and southern states. Multibacillary disease in men predominates on the US mainland. Of 49 patients for whom clinical data were available, 37 (75%) had leprosy reaction, neuropathy, or other complications; 17 (37%) of 46 completed treatment. Comparison of data from the US mainland with Hawaii and country-of-origin suggests under-detection of cases in pediatric and female patients and with paucibacillary disease in the United States. Increased case finding and management, and avoidance of leprosy-labeled stigma, is needed for this population. PMID:21762573

  10. 蒙拉德(IB Monrad Hansen)的小岛

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    王彤

    2010-01-01

    与地球上大多数国家相比较,丹麦都是一个小国,我们的主人公伊勃蒙拉德(IB Monrad Hansen)就住在丹麦的406个岛屿中的一个小岛上。有艺术家曾对我说蒙拉德不喜欢与人类交往,但以我与他交往的经验来说,我从没有感到由于我的出现而使他受到非人道的心理压力。频繁活动于美术馆画廊的艺术家大多受过丹麦皇家美术学院的洗礼,蒙拉德自然也不例外。在皇家美术学院读书

  11. Hansen's disease: the need for increased healthcare provider awareness and re-training.

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    Ojinmah, U R; Onyekonwu, C L; Ozoh, G A; Onyekonwu, G C

    2012-01-01

    Leprosy continues to be a challenge worldwide. In 2009, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported 244,796 new cases worldwide. Of this, South East Asia, South Americas and Africa have the highest number of new cases. To highlight misdiagnosis of Hansen's disease as a drawback to eradication of leprosy. A retrospective study of cases of Hansen's disease misdiagnosed by clinicians who were seen in the skin clinics of two tertiary institutions in South-East Nigeria over a one year period. Of the nine misdiagnosed cases, three were females while six were males. Apart from one child of six years old, the rest of the patients were adults. Referring diagnoses included chronic osteomyelitis, acromegaly, dermatitis and depression. One of the patients presented with a reversal reaction (erythema nodosum leprosum) following treatment in a peripheral health facility. Confirmation of the diagnosis was based on slit skin smears for Acid Fast Bacilli carried out in the side laboratory of skin clinic UNTH, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu state (four patients) and mile four hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State( three patients). All the smears were positive. Patients were commenced on multi drug therapy and all showed marked clinical improvement following drug therapy. Eradication of leprosy may not be feasible if health care providers are ignorant of the different presentations of the disease. A high index of suspicion for leprosy is needed among health care workers in endemic areas. Development of tools for early diagnosis and detection of infection, improvement in existing tools for data collection, provision of guidelines and training materials on vital information for leprosy control will all contribute to the continued success of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme in Nigeria.

  12. Edema na hanseníase: aspectos clínicos e terapêuticos

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    Valentini Attilio

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante o curso da hanseníase, o edema comumente descrito como um sintoma de estados reacionais, pode ocorrer. Tanto o diagnóstico como a terapêutica adequada são, freqüentemente, difíceis de conseguir e assim podem acarretar permanente dano aos membros inferiores. Em um ano de acompanhamento, pacientes hansenianos - 10 multibacilares e 1 paucibacilar -, que foram submetidos a um protocolo clínico para o diagnóstico e classificação histopatológica, apresentaram clinicamente edema, localizado ou sistêmico. Entre estes pacientes, cinco apresentaram simultaneamente outros sintomas de reação, 4 foram classificados como reação Tipo I e um como reação tipo II. Por outro lado, três pacientes não apresentaram reação no momento do diagnóstico, mas desenvolveram alguns aspectos de reação posteriormente (2 tiveram neurite e um teve reação tipo I. Os edemas observados precedendo ou associados a quadros reacionais apresentaram ótima resposta clínica às drogas de ação anti-inflamatória (corticóide, talidomida e pentoxifilina utilizadas para o tratamento dos estados reacionais, na ausência de qualquer outro tratamento normalmente usado para edema. Embora necessitem ser confirmados por estudos controlados, estes dados sugerem fortemente que mecanismos imunológicos estejam envolvidos na fisiopatologia dos edemas na hanseníase.

  13. Solubility prediction of satranidazole in propylene glycol-water mixtures using extended hildebrand solubility approach

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    P B Rathi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Extended Hildebrand solubility approach is used to estimate the solubility of satranidazole in binary solvent systems. The solubility of satranidazole in various propylene glycol-water mixtures was analyzed in terms of solute-solvent interactions using a modified version of Hildebrand-Scatchard treatment for regular solutions. The solubility equation employs term interaction energy (W to replace the geometric mean (δ1δ2 , where δ1 and δ2 are the cohesive energy densities for the solvent and solute, respectively. The new equation provides an accurate prediction of solubility once the interaction energy, W, is obtained. In this case, the energy term is regressed against a polynomial in δ1 of the binary mixture. A quartic expression of W in terms of solvent solubility parameter was found for predicting the solubility of satranidazole in propylene glycol-water mixtures. The expression yields an error in mole fraction solubility of ~3.74%, a value approximating that of the experimentally determined solubility. The method has potential usefulness in preformulation and formulation studies during which solubility prediction is important for drug design.

  14. Solubility prediction of satranidazole in propylene glycol-water mixtures using extended hildebrand solubility approach.

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    Rathi, P B

    2011-11-01

    Extended Hildebrand solubility approach is used to estimate the solubility of satranidazole in binary solvent systems. The solubility of satranidazole in various propylene glycol-water mixtures was analyzed in terms of solute-solvent interactions using a modified version of Hildebrand-Scatchard treatment for regular solutions. The solubility equation employs term interaction energy (W) to replace the geometric mean (δ(1)δ(2)), where δ(1) and δ(2) are the cohesive energy densities for the solvent and solute, respectively. The new equation provides an accurate prediction of solubility once the interaction energy, W, is obtained. In this case, the energy term is regressed against a polynomial in δ(1) of the binary mixture. A quartic expression of W in terms of solvent solubility parameter was found for predicting the solubility of satranidazole in propylene glycol-water mixtures. The expression yields an error in mole fraction solubility of ~3.74%, a value approximating that of the experimentally determined solubility. The method has potential usefulness in preformulation and formulation studies during which solubility prediction is important for drug design.

  15. Controle da hanseníase no Estado de São Paulo: análise histórica Control de la hanseníasis en el Estado de Sao Paulo, Brasil: análisis histórico Hansen's disease control in the State of São Paulo: a historical analysis

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    Paula Araujo Opromolla

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Para controle da hanseníase, doença infectocontagiosa conhecida desde os tempos bíblicos, são mostradas as intrincadas convergências de histórias nacionais, de políticas médicas, governamentais e internacionais. O estudo descreve a história e as ações de controle da hanseníase, a partir do começo do século XIX, no estado de São Paulo, e sua conexão com o desenvolvimento da saúde pública, utilizando análises bibliográficas e documentais.Para control de la hanseníasis, enfermedad infectocontagiosa conocida desde los tiempos bíblicos, se muestran las intrincadas convergencias de historias brasileñas, de políticas médicas, gubernamentales e internacionales. El estudio describe la historia y las acciones de control de la hanseníasis, a partir del comienzo del siglo XIX, en el estado de Sao Paulo, y su conexión con el desarrollo de la salud pública, utilizando análisis bibliográficas y documentales.Leprosy is an infectious contagious disease known since Biblical times. Global effort for disease control reveals intricate convergences of national history and of medical, governmental, and international policies. The study describes the history of Hansen's disease and control actions undertaken in the state of São Paulo starting in the 19th century and its connection with the development of public health in that state, by means of a bibliographic and documental analysis.

  16. Molecular Thermodynamic Modeling of Mixed Solvent Solubility

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    Ellegaard, Martin Dela; Abildskov, Jens; O’Connell, John P.

    2010-01-01

    A method based on statistical mechanical fluctuation solution theory for composition derivatives of activity coefficients is employed for estimating dilute solubilities of 11 solid pharmaceutical solutes in nearly 70 mixed aqueous and nonaqueous solvent systems. The solvent mixtures range from...... nearly ideal to strongly nonideal. The database covers a temperature range from 293 to 323 K. Comparisons with available data and other existing solubility methods show that the method successfully describes a variety of observed mixed solvent solubility behaviors using solute−solvent parameters from...

  17. Modelo natural de dicotomía TH1-TH2: La enfermedad de Hansen Th1-TH2 balance. Natural model: Hansen'disease

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    N. L Vaquero

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad de Hansen producida por el Mycobacterium leprae, es una enfermedad infecciosa cuyo amplio espectro clínico e inmunopatológico se correlaciona con los diferentes patrones de respuesta Th1/Th2. La activación preferencial de esas subpoblaciones de linfocitos T CD4 juega un rol importante en su patogenia y constituye un modelo natural de esa dicotomía de la respuesta inmune. Ambas formas polares de la lepra presentan un perfil definido de secreción de citoquinas: Th1 (IL2 e IFN? en el polo tuberculoide y Th2 (IL4, IL5, IL10 en el polo lepromatoso. En el primer caso, la respuesta celular adecuada estimula la activación macrofágica y lleva a la destrucción del bacilo. Las lesiones son escasas y limitadas a la piel y nervios periféricos. En el segundo en cambio, la respuesta celular es casi nula y los bacilos se multiplican descontroladamente dentro de los macrófagos, llevando a la diseminación de las lesiones y afectación de otros órganos. La inmunidad humoral está exacerbada y hay un alto nivel de anticuerpos que no pueden eliminar el germen intracelular. Los factores que determinan la diferenciación hacia una respuesta Th1 ó Th2 no se han esclarecido totalmente. Se han postulado varias hipótesis que hacen referencia a factores genéticos, prevalencia de citoquinas en el microambiente celular, disfunción macrofágica; alteración en los receptores Toll de la inmunidad innata, en la expresión de moléculas coestimulatorias, etc En los últimos años se han descubierto nuevas subpoblaciones de linfocitos, (CD4+ CD25+, Tr1, Th3 y Th17 que estarían implicadas en la desregulación de estas respuestas inmunes.Hansen' disease, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, is an infectious illness whose wide clinical and immunopathologic spectrum correl with different Th1/Th2 responses patterns. The prefferencial activation of the CD4 T cells subset play an important rol in it's pathogenia and provides a natural model of that balance

  18. Soluble oil cutting fluid

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    A soluble oil, suitable when diluted with water, for use as a cutting fluid comprises an alkali or alkaline-earth metal alkyl benzene sulphonate, a fatty acid diethanolamide, a mixed alkanolamine borate, a polyisobutenesuccinimide and a major proportion of mineral oil. The soluble oil is relatively stable without the need for a conventional coupling agent and some soluble oil emulsions are bio-static even though conventional biocides are not included.

  19. Violência e profilaxia: os preventórios paulistas para filhos de portadores de hanseníase

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    Yara Nogueira Monteiro

    1998-07-01

    Full Text Available Esse artigo analisa como que a prática do isolamento compulsório dos pacientes de hanseníase no Estado de São Paulo contribuiu para que o estigma da hanseníase atingisse pessoas que nunca portaram a doença, como foi o caso das crianças sadias filhas de portadores de hanseníase. Discute como que os ideais eugênicos contribuíram para a formação de uma postura médica que, mesmo a revelia dos progressos científicos e das recomendações internacionais, perpetuaram medidas de discriminação e segregação dessas crianças. Demonstra como estas acabaram por se tornar portadoras de um "estigma congênito" que as acompanharia por toda a vida e como isto resultou na diminuição de possibilidades de vida, obrigando-as a esconder sua situação de internas ou egressas de Preventório se quisessem competir em igualdade de condições quando da procura de emprego ou no estabelecimento de relações sociais. Analisa ainda a vida dentro dos Preventórios, a separação da família e o quotidiano de centenas de vidas moldadas dentro de estruturas de controle, nas quais a violência e o arbítrio se faziam em nome de uma visão distorcida de profilaxia.This work analyses how the compulsory isolation practice of Hansen's disease patients in the State of São Paulo has contributed for the Hansen's stigma affecting people that never had the disease - the case of healthy children of Hansen's disease carriers. The present article discusses how eugenic ideals have contributed for the formation of a medical posture that even despite scientific advances and international recommendations has perpetuated discriminatory and segregational measures against these children. The paper shows how such children ended up by carrying life long "inborn stigma" that has resulted in the hindering of their life possibilities that made them hide their former condition of interns or egresses of preventive centers to compete in society under equal conditions for jobs and

  20. Physical and meteorological data from HELLAND-HANSEN from the Kara Sea from 08 June 1966 to 21 June 1966 (NODC Accession 9600035)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Physical and meteorological data from HELLAND-HANSEN from the Kara Sea. Data were collected by the University of Bergen Geophysical Institute from 08 June 1966 to 21...

  1. Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge and Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-tailed Deer: Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) was written to guide management on Lewis and Clark NWR and Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-tailed Deer...

  2. The Solubility of struvite

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    Aage, H. K.; Andersen, Bertel Lohmann; Blom, A.

    1997-01-01

    The solubility of magnesium-amonium-phosphate (struvite) has been studied emloying the radioisotope 32P as tracer. The amount of sample in solution is determined by measuring the Cherenkov radiation due to the beta-particles emitted from this radionuclide. The thermodynamic solubility product...

  3. Lest we forget Hansen's disease (leprosy): an unusual presentation with an acute onset of inflammatory polyarthritis and the rheumatology experience.

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    Sheetal, Salvi; Arvind, Chopra

    2009-04-01

    Several forms of arthritis and rheumatism can sometimes complicate leprosy. However, its presentation as an acute onset arthritis is unusual. We report two adult male naïve patients who presented to our rheumatology outpatient clinic with acute onset inflammatory polyarthritis, skin rash and mild sensory neurodeficit. Borderline lepromatous leprosy (in type I lepra reaction) was diagnosed. We also refer to 19 case records of Hansen arthritis in the clinic database (1998-2007) from approximately 35,000 patients and a community study to highlight the missed diagnosis of Hansen's disease and its unusual association with rheumatoid arthritis. In countries like India where leprosy is endemic, this disease also merits attention in rheumatology clinics.

  4. Prevenção de incapacidades em hanseníase: realidade numa unidade sanitária

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    Sâmia Amire Maluf

    1985-12-01

    Full Text Available Na hanseníase, 1/3 dos casos avançados ou não tratados apresenta algum tipo de incapacidade física, além dos preconceitos e crenças que são gerados pelas deformidades que o paciente pode vir a apresentar, se não tratado adequadamente. Tendo por base esta problemática da doença, um grupo de profissionais formado por enfermeiros, fisioterapeuta, terapeuta ocupacional, médicos e assistente social, realizou um estudo das incapacidades dos pacientes de hanseníase, detectadas através do exame físico. Este estudo objetivou identificar o comprometimento sensitivo e motor dos membros superiores e inferiores e da face. Apresenta também o desenvolvimento da pesquisa como necessidade para sistematizar a assistência a ser prestada numa unidade sanitária.

  5. AVALIAÇÃO DOS PARÂMETROS DE SOLUBILIDADE DE HANSEN DO PARACETAMOL E DE ÓLEOS ESSENCIAIS

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    GLICIANE RAMOS AZEVEDO

    2013-01-01

    Os parâmetros de solubilidade de Hansen baseiam-se na teoria de que a energia coesiva total pode ser dividida em três componentes individuais: forças de dispersão, energias polares e ligações de hidrogênio. São parâmetros utilizados, geralmente, para avaliar a compatibilidade e solubilidade entre materiais. Para determinação desses parâmetros, utilizou-se a metodologia de Hansen, uma técnica fácil, de baixo custo e que não requer conhecer as características físico-químicas das substâncias. Te...

  6. Carbon Dioxide Expanded Ethanol Extraction: Solubility and Extraction Kinetics of α-Pinene and cis-Verbenol.

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    Al-Hamimi, Said; Abellan Mayoral, Alícia; Cunico, Larissa P; Turner, Charlotta

    2016-04-19

    In general, diffusion rates in extractions are enhanced by increasing the temperature. In this study, we instead add compressed liquid carbon dioxide to the extraction phase to accomplish faster mass transfer. The feasibility of using carbon dioxide expanded ethanol (CXE) as the extraction phase was explored, targeting two medium-polar analytes, α-pinene and cis-verbenol in Boswellia sacra tree resin. Hansen solubility parameters (HSP) were first calculated for the analytes and the extraction phases investigated, ethanol, CXE, and supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) containing ethanol as a cosolvent. Second, an extraction method with CXE as the extraction phase was optimized using a Box Behnken design, giving optimal conditions of 40 °C, 9.3 MPa, and 0.31 molar fraction of CO2 in ethanol. Third, the developed method was compared with a supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) method and a conventional solid liquid extraction (SLE) method, showing that CXE enables faster and more efficient extraction than both SFE and SLE. In fact, calculations based on Peleg's equation showed that the initial extraction rate of the new method is up to 10 times faster than SFE when using the highest flow rate tested, 3 mL/min. It was also discovered that it is crucial to cool the makeup solvent in the collection system for efficient analyte collection, at least in modern SFE equipment where pressure is regulated by a backpressure regulator. The use of CXE and pertinently also other CO2-expanded liquids in sample preparation shows a great potential in terms of increasing the extraction rate without elevating the temperature.

  7. Identificando barreiras para aderência ao tratamento de hanseníase Obstacles to compliance with treatment for Hansen's disease

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    Zoica Bakirtzief

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigação visa a identificar alguns fatores associados à não-aderência ao tratamento poliquimioterápico da hanseníase. O trabalho utiliza o referencial teórico das representações sociais como base de sustentação metodológica da investigação. Foram entrevistados dois grupos de pacientes ambulatoriais em tratamento poliquimioterápico: "aderentes" e "não-aderentes" ao tratamento, provenientes de dois serviços de saúde distintos. Nas entrevistas, foi observada a presença de uma representação comum entre os discursos empregada como metáfora para explicar o tratamento: a figura de uma batalha em que o bacilo é retratado como uma ameaça, o doente como vítima, o medicamento como a principal arma de combate e os profissionais da saúde como os heróis ou santos. Foi observado também que o medicamento é representado por ambos os sujeitos como sendo algo ora benéfico ora maléfico ao bem-estar do paciente. Além disso, a relação médico-paciente parece representar um ponto importante, pois nota-se que a confiança depositada na capacidade do médico para solucionar o problema divide sujeitos "aderentes" dos "não-aderentes" entrevistados.This research project aimed at identifying some of the factors related to leprosy patient compliance with the multidrug treatment regimen. The methodological framework of the Social Representations Theory was used. Two groups of patients were interviewed: compliant and non-compliant with treatment and those coming from two different health services. We observed a common understanding about treatment in the various interviews, expressed as a metaphor to describe the treatment experience: the figure of a battle in which the bacillus is portrayed as a threat, the patient as a victim, the medication as a weapon and the health professional as a hero or saint. Still, the medication is represented as being both good and bad for the patient's well-being. Finally, quality of the physician

  8. Saladused ja narri kuju Anton Hansen Tammsaare poeetikas. Secrets and the Figure of the Fool in Anton Hansen Tammsaare’s Poetics

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    Maarja Vaino

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the poetics of Anton Hansen Tammsaare’s texts with a focus on the manifestation and function of the irrational. Tammsaare has been regarded first and foremost as the author of earthy, realistic novels about the peasantry; as a writer he has been deemed a rationalist and a skeptic. However, the criticism of the 1930s also recognizes a dimension of irrationality in his works. A variety of features are listed through which Tammsaare communicates the non-realistic aspects of his characters` perception of the world: the creation of a mysterious quality in the text; paradoxical situations and trains of thought; impulsive and intuitive behaviour on the part of the characters. This line of research was interrupted after World War II: in Soviet literary scholarship, topics that diverged from realism, or „closeness to life” were frowned upon. Therefore the dimension of irrationality in Tammsaare’s works has yet to receive in-depth consideration. This article seeks to develop the insights of earlier, pre-war Tammsaare critics and carry them further. Closer examination is devoted to the secret as an impetus for events in Tammsaare’s texts, as well as to that dimension of the irrational in Tammsaare which is expressed through the archetype of the fool. Though secrets in the abstract sense could be seen as an aspect influencing interpersonal relations between characters, Tammsaare uses the figure of the fool to bring characters into his works whose strange and incomprehensible behaviour keeps events „going”, creating more and more complicated or insoluble situations, and throwing the well-ordered world into chaos. Tammsaare characteristically constructs his fictional world in such a way that externally plausible circumstances underscore the behaviour patterns of characters in a state of psychological tension, thereby bringing their internal and unconscious worlds into view. What emerges out of this process is a particular

  9. Hanseníase tuberculóide em paciente com Aids Tuberculoid leprosy in aids patient

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    Régio José Santiago Girão

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Relata-se o caso de uma criança de oito anos, portadora de Aids, que desenvolveu hanseníase tuberculóide antes do início da terapia anti-retroviral. Apresentava lesões ulceradas nos membros, Mitsuda de 8,5mm, hipoestesia em perna esquerda, e o diagnóstico de hanseníase foi definido pela imuno-histoquímica antiproteína S-100, que mostrou fragmentos de ramos nervosos no interior dos granulomas. A incidência da hanseníase não aumentou com o advento da Aids, e não há modificações na apresentação clínica ou na resposta terapêutica nos casos de hanseníase associados à Aids. Também não se observou neste caso o desenvolvimento da reação tipo 1 como resultado da reconstituição imunológica devido ao tratamento anti-retroviral.The authors present a 8 year-old child with AIDS who developed tuberculoid leprosy prior the beginning of the anti-retroviral treatment. The pacient presented ulcered lesions in arms and legs, the Mitsuda reaction was 8,5 mm, there was hypostesia of the left leg and the leprosy diagnosis was reached mainly supported by the anti-S100 protein immunohistochemistry staining that showed fragments of nerve branches inside granulomas. The incidence of leprosy has not increased because of AIDS. There haven’t been changes in the clinical presentation and in the response to therapy in cases of leprosy associated with AIDS. We haven’t also observed development of type 1 reaction in this patient resulting from restoring of the immune response after the anti-retroviral treatment.

  10. Fatores associados à recidiva em hanseníase em Mato Grosso

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    Silvana Margarida Benevides Ferreira

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar fatores associados à ocorrência de recidiva em hanseníase. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo caso-controle com 159 pacientes maiores de 15 anos diagnosticados com hanseníase em cinco municípios do estado de Mato Grosso, cujas unidades de saúde eram consideradas de referência para o atendimento. O grupo de casos incluiu 53 indivíduos com recidiva de 2005 a 2007 e foi comparado ao grupo controle (106 com alta por cura em 2005, pareados por sexo e classificação operacional. Foram usados dados do Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação, prontuários e entrevistas. Utilizou-se regressão logística condicional e abordagem hierárquica. RESULTADOS: Após análise ajustada, mostraram-se associados à ocorrência de recidiva: indivíduos residentes em casas alugadas (OR = 4,1; IC95%:1,43;12,04, em domicílio de madeira/taipa (OR = 3,2; IC95%: 1,16;8,76, que moravam com mais de cinco pessoas (OR = 2,1; IC95% : 1,03;4,36, com transtorno de uso de álcool (OR = 2,8; IC95%: 1,17;6,79, irregularidade do tratamento (OR = 3,8;IC95%: 1,44;10,02, sem esclarecimento sobre a doença/tratamento (OR = 2,6; IC95%: 1,09;6,13, que usavam transporte coletivo para o acesso à unidade de saúde (OR = 5,5; IC95%: 2,36;12,63, forma clínica da doença (OR = 7,1; IC95%: 2,48;20,52 e esquema terapêutico (OR = 3,7; IC95%: 1,49;9,11. CONCLUSÕES: Os fatores preditivos de recidiva relacionam-se com condições de moradia, hábitos de vida, organização dos serviços de saúde, formas clínicas e esquemas terapêuticos. Cabe aos serviços de saúde oferecer orientações adequadas aos pacientes, bem como garantir a regularidade do tratamento.

  11. DEVELOPMENT OF SOLUBILITY PRODUCT VISUALIZATION TOOLS

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    T.F. Turner; A.T. Pauli; J.F. Schabron

    2004-05-01

    Western Research Institute (WRI) has developed software for the visualization of data acquired from solubility tests. The work was performed in conjunction with AB Nynas Petroleum, Nynashamn, Sweden who participated as the corporate cosponsor for this Jointly Sponsored Research (JSR) task. Efforts in this project were split between software development and solubility test development. The Microsoft Windows-compatible software developed inputs up to three solubility data sets, calculates the parameters for six solid body types to fit the data, and interactively displays the results in three dimensions. Several infrared spectroscopy techniques have been examined for potential use in determining bitumen solubility in various solvents. Reflectance, time-averaged absorbance, and transmittance techniques were applied to bitumen samples in single and binary solvent systems. None of the techniques were found to have wide applicability.

  12. The use of solvent extractions and solubility theory to discern hydrocarbon associations in coal, with application to the coal-supercritical CO2 system

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    Kolak, Jonathan J.; Burruss, Robert A.

    2014-01-01

    Samples of three high volatile bituminous coals were subjected to parallel sets of extractions involving solvents dichloromethane (DCM), carbon disulfide (CS2), and supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) (40 °C, 100 bar) to study processes affecting coal–solvent interactions. Recoveries of perdeuterated surrogate compounds, n-hexadecane-d34 and four polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), added as a spike prior to extraction, provided further insight into these processes. Soxhlet-DCM and Soxhlet-CS2 extractions yielded similar amounts of extractable organic matter (EOM) and distributions of individual hydrocarbons. Supercritical CO2 extractions (40 °C, 100 bar) yielded approximately an order of magnitude less EOM. Hydrocarbon distributions in supercritical CO2 extracts generally mimicked distributions from the other solvent extracts, albeit at lower concentrations. This disparity increased with increasing molecular weight of target hydrocarbons. Five- and six-ring ring PAHs generally were not detected and no asphaltenes were recovered in supercritical CO2 extractions conducted at 40 °C and 100 bar. Supercritical CO2 extraction at elevated temperature (115 °C) enhanced recovery of four-ring and five-ring PAHs, dibenzothiophene (DBT), and perdeuterated PAH surrogate compounds. These results are only partially explained through comparison with previous measurements of hydrocarbon solubility in supercritical CO2. Similarly, an evaluation of extraction results in conjunction with solubility theory (Hildebrand and Hansen solubility parameters) does not fully account for the hydrocarbon distributions observed among the solvent extracts. Coal composition (maceral content) did not appear to affect surrogate recovery during CS2 and DCM extractions but might affect supercritical CO2 extractions, which revealed substantive uptake (partitioning) of PAH surrogates into the coal samples. This uptake was greatest in the sample (IN-1) with the highest vitrinite content. These

  13. Solubilities of uranium for TILA-99

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    Ollila, K. [VTT Chemical Technology, Espoo (Finland); Ahonen, L. [Geological Survey of Finland, Espoo (Finland)

    1998-11-01

    This report presents the evaluation of the uranium solubilities in the reference waters of TILA-99. The behaviour of uranium has been discussed separately in the near-field and far-field conditions. The bentonite/groundwater interactions have been considered in the compositions of the fresh and saline near-field reference waters. The far-field groundwaters` compositions include fresh, brackish, saline and very saline, almost brine-type compositions. The pH and redox conditions, as the main parameters affecting the solubilities, are considered. A literature study was made in order to obtain information on the recent dissolution and leaching experiments of UO{sub 2} and spent fuel. The latest literature includes studies on UO{sub 2} solubility under anoxic conditions, in which the methods for simulating the reducing conditions of deep groundwater have been improved. Studies on natural uraninite and its alteration products give a valuable insight into the long-term behaviour of spent fuel. Also the solubility equilibria for some relevant poorly known uranium minerals have been determined. The solubilities of the selected solubility-limiting phases were calculated using the geochemical code, EQ3/6. The NEA database for uranium was the basis for the modelling. The recently extended and updated SR `97 database was used for comparison. The solubility products for uranophane were taken from the latest literature. The recommended values for solubilities were given after a comparison between the calculated solubilities, experimental information and measured concentrations in natural groundwaters. The experiments include several UO{sub 2} dissolution studies in synthetic groundwaters with compositions close to the reference groundwaters. (author) 81 refs.

  14. Optimizing solubility: kinetic versus thermodynamic solubility temptations and risks.

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    Saal, Christoph; Petereit, Anna Christine

    2012-10-09

    The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of kinetic and thermodynamic solubility data in guiding medicinal chemistry during lead optimization. The solubility of 465 research compounds was measured using a kinetic and a thermodynamic solubility assay. In the thermodynamic assay, polarized-light microscopy was used to investigate whether the result referred to the crystalline or to the amorphous compound. From the comparison of kinetic and thermodynamic solubility data it was noted that kinetic solubility measurements frequently yielded results which show considerably higher solubility compared to thermodynamic solubility. This observation is ascribed to the fact that a kinetic solubility assay typically delivers results which refer to the amorphous compound. In contrast, results from thermodynamic solubility determinations more frequently refer to a crystalline phase. Accordingly, thermodynamic solubility data--especially when used together with an assessment of the solid state form--are deemed to be more useful in guiding solubility optimization for research compounds.

  15. ANTI M. leprae IgM ANTIBODY DETERMINATION BY ULTRAMICROIMMUNOENZYMATIC (UMELISA HANSEN FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING LEPROSY

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    Adriana TORRELLA

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available The relationship between the IgM antibody response, antigenic load as well as the clinical improvement after chemotherapy was studied in order to obtain useful data for the early diagnosis and monitoring leprosy. A level of 82% (94/115 agreement was obtained between IgM UMELISA HANSEN and slitskin smear examination. Discrepant results were observed in 16 patients who showed positive IgM response despite negative by the skin smear examination. In these patients, the IgM response was seen to be associated to the early signal for bacilli recurrence in the skin. In one of these patients the presence of bacilli was demonstrated in the skin, two months after IgM antibodies being detected by UMELISA HANSEN. Also in one of the treated patients positive by both diagnostic techniques, a remarkable decrease in the IgM antibody levels was seen, correlating with a significant clinical improvement. Moreover it was found a direct relationship between the IgM antibody response and bacterial antigenic load, regardless the time elapsed in the disease's evolution.El UMELISA HANSEN en el diagnostico y seguimiento de la lepra. Se analizó la relación entre la carga antigénica y la respuesta de anticuerpos IgM, el comportamiento de dicha respuesta y la utilidad de su detección para el diagnóstico y seguimiento de la lepra. Se obtuvo un 82% de coincidencia entre los resultados del UMELISA HANSEN y los de la baciloscopía. Este valor se vio afectado fundamentalmente por 16 pacientes con respuesta positiva a IgM y baciloscopía negativa. En estos pacientes de acuerdo a lo reportado, la respuesta IgM puede indicar la reaparición de bacilos, precediendo a su detección en la piel. En uno de estos pacientes se demostró la presencia de bacilos, dos meses después de resultar positivo por el UMELISA HANSEN. Entre los pacientes coincidentes en IgM y baciloscopía positivas con tratamiento quimioterapéutico, se apreció en uno de ellos una notable disminución en los

  16. Hansen Re-Visited: Alternative Methodology for Istanbul Land Use Pattern

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    Kerem Yavuz Arslanlı

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, Hansen model applied to Istanbul districts and increasing the distribution of the population of 3 million were calculated. Istanbul, population and income growth, the service sector, based in the city's development as a result of advances in transportation and telecommunications, the restructuring of the city, and this encourages residential, commercial and office create opportunities for investments. Land-use decision-making process is a very complex includes site selection. Estimates of population growth, starting from the development potential on the one hand, depending on the location of the settlements, and the physical, socio-economic, legal and political characteristics of the functional needs of the city overlaps with each other to create the most effective form is required. In addition, the sub-centers produced a gradual effect of the interaction and the environment as a result of a lot of alternatives for the purpose of evaluating the size of the new centers and, instead, may be decided taking into account the dimension of time. Thus, the development of the whole city and the economic development of the system to provide the most effective when planned. By investing just as it is today, at certain points, and the creation of high-quality urban services bringing the speculation, raising the quality of life of city-wide, but can provide a healthy socio-economic development.

  17. [Children born to Hansen's disease patients in Amami-Oshima, Kagoshima, Japan].

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    Moriyama, Kazutaka; Kikuch, Ichiro; Ishii, Norihisa

    2009-09-01

    In the Japanese leprosaria, it was very difficult or almost impossible for leprosy patients to give birth to their children. There were various reasons for this situation. Leprosy in the women mostly worsened in pregnancy and some of the children developed leprosy. Because of the chronic nature of the disease, marriage was encouraged in Japanese leprosaria, so that vasectomy was usually enforced in men who were wed, while artificial abortion was enforced in pregnant women. The only one exception was the situation of the Amami Wako-en Leprosarium. The Wako-en Leprosarium was started in 1943, and between 1946 and 1953, it was under American rule. Later it was transferred to Japanese rule. Religions such as Buddhism, Christianity and other religions greatly helped with leprosy patients, and in the Wakoen, it was Catholicism which prevailed. Catholic believer Joan Matsubara (later the secretary of Wako-en), Father Patrick Finn, Kaoru Ohira (director) outlined how children born to Hansen's disease patients would be grown up and made the internal rules of the couples' dormitory, while this was impossible in other leprosaria. Between 1953 and 1954, children were brought up by Matsubara's family or nurses. And since November 1954, children were brought up at nurseries (firstly named "Children's House" and later at "Naze Engel House" and children between 2 and 3 years went to "White Lily House". The children could meet their parents at times and now they are full-fledged grown-up citizens.

  18. Complex Type 2 Reactions in Three Patients with Hansen's Disease from a Southern United States Clinic.

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    Leon, Kristoffer E; Salinas, Jorge L; McDonald, Robert W; Sheth, Anandi N; Fairley, Jessica K

    2015-11-01

    In non-endemic countries, leprosy, or Hansen's disease (HD), remains rare and is often underrecognized. Consequently, the literature is currently lacking in clinical descriptions of leprosy complications in the United States. Immune-mediated inflammatory states known as reactions are common complications of HD. Type 1 reactions are typical of borderline cases and occur in 30% of patients and present as swelling and inflammation of existing skin lesions, neuritis, and nerve dysfunction. Type 2 reactions are systemic events that occur at the lepromatous end of the disease spectrum, and typical symptoms include fever, arthralgias, neuritis, and classic painful erythematous skin nodules known as erythema nodosum leprosum. We report three patients with lepromatous leprosy seen at a U.S. HD clinic with complicated type 2 reactions. The differences in presentations and clinical courses highlight the complexity of the disease and the need for increased awareness of unique manifestations of lepromatous leprosy in non-endemic areas. © The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

  19. Recurrence of strongyloides stercoralis infection in a patient with Hansen's disease: a case report.

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    De Souza, Joelma Nascimento; Machado, Paulo Roberto Lima; Teixeira, Márcia Cristina Aquino; Soares, Neci Matos

    2014-03-01

    In patients with immunosuppressive disorders, S. stercoralis infection may develop into a hyperinfection syndrome which, on rare occasions, may be a life-threatening condition. Therapy of S. stercoralis infection with thiabendazole has been limited, due to its numerous side effects, and has been replaced by albendazole and ivermectin. The present case report describes a case of Strongyloides Hyperinfection Syndrome (SHS) in a patient with Hansen's disease and lack of response to first-line anthelmintic treatment. A 38 year-old man was diagnosed as having borderline lepromatous leprosy. He developed Erythema Nodosum Leprosum and was treated with thalidomide and prednisone. In May 2010 he was diagnosed with S. stercoralis infection and was treated with albendazole. One year later, the stool examination showed continued presence of S. stercoralis larvae. He was treated with ivermectin (6 mg) in a double dose (given 1 month apart) which resulted in larvae excretion clearance. The absence of infection was confirmed three times during a 1 year followup period by stool examination and non-detection of anti-S. stercoralis IgG levels.

  20. Soluble CD163

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    Parkner, Tina; Sørensen, L P; Nielsen, A R

    2012-01-01

    Soluble CD163 (sCD163) was recently identified as a strong risk marker for developing type 2 diabetes. We hypothesised that sCD163 independently associates with insulin resistance.......Soluble CD163 (sCD163) was recently identified as a strong risk marker for developing type 2 diabetes. We hypothesised that sCD163 independently associates with insulin resistance....

  1. Closed-loop Identification for Control of Linear Parameter Varying Systems

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    Bendtsen, Jan Dimon; Trangbæk, Klaus

    2014-01-01

    , closed- loop system identification is more difficult than open-loop identification. In this paper we prove that the so-called Hansen Scheme, a technique known from linear time-invariant systems theory for transforming closed-loop system identification problems into open-loop-like problems, can......This paper deals with system identification for control of linear parameter varying systems. In practical applications, it is often important to be able to identify small plant changes in an incremental manner without shutting down the system and/or disconnecting the controller; unfortunately...... be extended to accommodate linear parameter varying systems as well. We investigate the identified subsystem’s parameter dependency and observe that, under mild assumptions, the identified subsystem is affine in the parameter vector. Various identification methods are compared in direct and Hansen Scheme...

  2. Connecting the solubility and CCN activation of complex organic aerosols: a theoretical study using solubility distributions

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    Riipinen, I.; Rastak, N.; Pandis, S. N.

    2015-06-01

    We present a theoretical study investigating the cloud activation of multicomponent organic particles. We modeled these complex mixtures using solubility distributions (analogous to volatility distributions in the VBS, i.e., volatility basis set, approach), describing the mixture as a set of surrogate compounds with varying water solubilities in a given range. We conducted Köhler theory calculations for 144 different mixtures with varying solubility range, number of components, assumption about the organic mixture thermodynamics and the shape of the solubility distribution, yielding approximately 6000 unique cloud condensation nucleus (CCN)-activation points. The results from these comprehensive calculations were compared to three simplifying assumptions about organic aerosol solubility: (1) complete dissolution at the point of activation; (2) combining the aerosol solubility with the molar mass and density into a single effective hygroscopicity parameter κ; and (3) assuming a fixed water-soluble fraction ϵeff. The complete dissolution was able to reproduce the activation points with a reasonable accuracy only when the majority (70-80%) of the material was dissolved at the point of activation. The single-parameter representations of complex mixture solubility were confirmed to be powerful semi-empirical tools for representing the CCN activation of organic aerosol, predicting the activation diameter within 10% in most of the studied supersaturations. Depending mostly on the condensed-phase interactions between the organic molecules, material with solubilities larger than about 0.1-100 g L-1 could be treated as soluble in the CCN activation process over atmospherically relevant particle dry diameters and supersaturations. Our results indicate that understanding the details of the solubility distribution in the range of 0.1-100 g L-1 is thus critical for capturing the CCN activation, while resolution outside this solubility range will probably not add

  3. Predicting the solubility of drugs in solvent mixtures: multiple solubility maxima and the chameleonic effect.

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    Escalera, J B; Bustamante, P; Martin, A

    1994-03-01

    An approach to reproduce the solubility profile of a drug in several solvent mixtures showing two solubility maxima is proposed in this work. The solubility of sulphamethoxypyridazine was determined at 25 degrees C in several mixtures of varying polarity (hexane:ethyl acetate, ethyl acetate:ethanol and ethanol:water). Sulphamethoxypyridazine was chosen as a model drug because of its proton-donor and proton-acceptor properties. A plot of the mole fraction of the drug vs the solubility parameter of the solvent mixtures shows two solubility peaks. The two peaks found for sulphamethoxypyridazine demonstrate the chameleonic effect as described by Hoy and suggest that the solute-solvent interaction does not vary uniformly from one mixture to another. The different behaviour of the drug in mixtures of two proton-donor and proton-acceptor solvents (alcohol and water), and in mixtures of one proton acceptor (ethyl acetate) and one proton donor-proton acceptor (ethanol) is rationalized in terms of differences in the proton donor-acceptor ability of the solvent mixtures. An approach based on the acidic and basic partial solubility parameters together with the Hildebrand solubility parameter of the solvent mixtures is developed to reproduce the experimental results quantitatively. The equation predicts the two solubility maxima as found experimentally, and the calculated values closely correspond to the experimental values through the range composition of the solvent mixtures. These results show that the chameleonic effect can be described in a quantitative way in terms of Lewis acid-base interactions; this approach can assist the product formulator to choose the proper solvent mixture for a new drug.

  4. Clinico-pathological Correlation in Diagnosis of Hansen's Disease: A Histopathologist's Perspective

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    Reshma Gopal Kini

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Hansens’s disease follows a chronic course and though curable causes considerable degree of disability and deformity. Key to managing leprosy is it’s early diagnosis and treatment with multidrug regimen. Histopathological evaluation of skin biopsies play crucial role in the correct diagnosis of clinically ambiguous cases. Moreover classifying lesions by the Ridley-Jopling(RJ system gives personalized information about the immulogical status of the individual and also aids in placing the patient in the correct treatment category. Materials and methods: Skin biopsies obtained from newly diagnosed cases of leprosy were included. Paraffin embedded sections stained with hematoxylin- eosin and Fite-Farracco were evaluated for features confirming leprosy and further categorized as per the RJ system. Sensitivity, specificity and concordance rates were looked for. Results: A total of 93 cases were studied after excluding those which had a component of reaction. Among the clinically suspected cases 93% of the biopsies were positive for leprosy. Sensitivity of clinical diagnosis ranged from 60% for borderline(BB to 100% for histioid leprosy. Specificity ranged from 84.5% for borderline tuberculoid (BT to 100% for neuritic leprosy. The agreement between histopathological and clinical diagnosis was more than 90% in all the subclasses except for BT which showed agreement in about 82% of the cases. Two of the cases were recategorized into multibacillary type of leprosy based histopathological evaluation. Conclusion: Confirmation of leprosy by examination of skin biopsy before starting the patient on long term multidrug therapy is invaluable. Experience of the leprologists and adherence to histopathological criteria as per the Ridley Jopling classification yield excellent concordance rates. [J Interdiscipl Histopathol 2017; 5(2.000: 48-54

  5. [Intraepidermal mass of M. leprae in a case of seborrheic keratosis due to Hansen's disease (LLs)].

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    Yajima, M; Suzuki, K; Wen, M; Yamada, N; Asano, G

    1995-11-01

    A 67-year-old patient has had exanthema in the lower right limb since 51 years ago (16 years old at onset), which underwent repeated remission and recurrence. At present, he has bilateral symmetrical widespread infiltrating exanthema and asymmetrical marked neuralhypertrophy, and has been diagnosed typical LLs (His father had the same disease). The exanthema recurred several years ago, and the patient is being treated for Hansen's disease. He had a dark brown flat elevation with a rough surface and the size of a small finger tip in his right abdominal skin for approximately 20 years. A biopsy was performed, and the specimen was fixed in 10% formalin and paraffin sections were prepared for histopathologic examination. A part of the specimen was processed forscanning electron microscopic examination. Seborrheic keratosis was diagnosed by H & E staining. Acid-fast (FITE) staining, immunohistochemical staining (keratin, S-100 protein, anti-PGL antibody and anti-BCG antibody) and scanning electron microscopy revealed the presence of bacteria (M. leprae) in the dermal foam cells, the matrix with a banded structure and the squamous epithelial cells which normally lack phagocytosis function. Compared to the basal cells of normal epidermis, the basal cells located adjacent to the dermis affected with seborrheic keratosis showed increased proliferation and more marked characteristics of a germinative cell. The degree of differentiation of the basal cells appeared regressed, and they probably possessed augmented phagocytic activity. The phagocytosed bacteria were probably carried by the epidermal cell cycle toward the surface layer. However, bacteria could not be found in the stratum corneum, probably due to an association with the lysosome.

  6. Aspectos epidemiológicos da mortalidade entre doentes de hanseníase no Estado de São Paulo (1931-1980 Epidemiological aspects of mortality among sufferers from Hansen's disease in S. Paulo State (1931-1980

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    Clovis Lombardi

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    Full Text Available A partir dos dados do universo de pacientes de hanseníase (n=27.260 falecidos no Estado de São Paulo (Brasil no período entre 1931 e 1980, estuda-se a tendência temporal de alguns caracteres epidemiológicos ligados a atributos pessoais desses pacientes, como: idade, sexo, forma clínica final da doença, bem como do local de ocorrência do óbito, tempo de doença até o óbito. A tendência temporal dos coeficientes de letalidade específica por hanseníase é analisada em confronto com os dados de mortalidade proporcional por hanseníase e de mortalidade geral no Estado de São Paulo, no período. É estudada ainda a tendência temporal do perfil de causas básicas de óbito neste universo, segundo todas as Seções da Classificação Internacional de Doenças, Lesões e Causas de Óbito (Nona revisão - 1975 e, também, segundo algumas de suas Categorias e Subcategorias classicamente conhecidas como relevantes na patologia da hanseníase. No subgrupo de pacientes cuja causa básica de óbito foi a hanseníase (n = 9.907 discute-se a distribuição temporal de alguns caracteres considerados importantes, como: idade, forma clínica final da doença, tempo de doença até a matrícula e tempo de doença até o óbito, cotejando-se os valores observados neste subgrupo com aqueles encontrados para o universo pesquisado. Os resultados obtidos revelam, basicamente: a tendência à melhora do padrão de saúde no universo pesquisado, paralela à observada para o Estado de São Paulo como um todo, porém influenciada por fatores específicos, como a terapêutica sulfônica; b a existência de duas fases nitidamente distintas na tendência das curvas específicas de mortalidade, antes e depois de 1950; c o baixo padrão sócio-econômico e a existência de fenômenos de estigmatização social no grupo estudado.The study comprehends the patients (n=27,260 of Hansen's disease (leprosy deceased in the State of S. Paulo, Brazil, from 1931 to 1980

  7. Considerações acerca dos estados reacionais do portador de hanseníase no município de Itajaí Considerations on reactional states of Itajai's hansen's carriers

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    Jucelene Marchi Blatt

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available A presente pesquisa teve por objetivo, compreender e avaliar os estados reacionais de pacientes portadores de hanseníase e o tratamento das reações. O método de abordagem do estudo foi indutivo, tendo como base o referencial bibliográfico, tomou-se como fonte de dados os prontuários dos portadores de hanseníase, disponíveis no programa de controle de hanseníase da Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Itajaí. Através deste trabalho com os 78 pacientes inscritos no programa sujeitos da pesquisa, observou-se que: 60,3% tem de 15-49 anos; 65,4% são do sexo masculino; 70,5% manifestam a forma Virchowiana da doença; 60,3% apresentam estados reacionais durante tratamento; metade destes aproximadamente apresentaram quadro clínico de neurite, tendo sido tratados com prednisona, também se observou outros sintomas clínicos em escala menor como o eritema nodoso hansênico, e o tratamento de escolha sempre que possível é a talidomida; e 11,5% apresentaram para efeitos ao tratamento com multidrogas. A avaliação dos estados reacionais indica que, mais da metade dos portadores em tratamento apresentam esta manifestação imunológica. É julgada pela literatura como conseqüência da doença e possível reação ao esquema poliquimioterápico.The present research had as objetive to undestand and to evaluate the reactional episodes of pacients who had hansen disease and the treatment of the reactions. The method of the approach of the study was made by indicement base the referential bibliografhy, it was taken as data the reports of pacients of hanse's avaible the control program of leprosy in the control of Itajaí. Through this work with the 78 pacients enrolled and subjects of this search it was observed that: 60,3% is between 15-49 years of age; 65,4% presents reactional episodes during treatment, half of these approximatly presented clinic symptons of neuritis, have being treates with prednisona, it was also observed other smaller clinic

  8. Avaliação da expressão de interleucina 1 beta (IL-1β e antagonista do receptor de interleucina 1 (IL-1Ra em pacientes com hanseníase Evaluation of the expression of interleukin 1 beta(IL-1β and interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra in leprosy patients

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    Rosane Dias Costa

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    Full Text Available A hanseníase é uma doença infectocontagiosa espectral que acompanha-se por uma série de eventos imunológicos desencadeados pela resposta do hospedeiro frente ao agente etiológico, o Mycobacterium leprae. Evidências sugerem que a indução e manutenção da resposta imune/inflamatória na hanseníase estão vinculadas a interações de múltiplas células e fatores solúveis, particularmente através da ação de citocinas. Nesse estudo, foram mensurados níveis de IL-1β e IL-1Ra de 37 casos novos de hanseníase acompanhados ao longo do tratamento e 30 controles sadios pelo teste ELISA. A coleta de sangue periférico foi realizada em quatro tempos para os casos de hanseníase (pré-tratamento com PQT, 2ª dose, 6ª dose e pós-PQT e em único momento para os controles. Na comparação dos níveis das moléculas de casos no pré-PQT e controles, houve diferença estatisticamente significativa somente para IL-1β. Nossos resultados sugerem a participação dessa citocina no processo imune/inflamatório.Leprosy is an infectious and contagious spectral disease accompanied by a series of immunological events triggered by the host's response to the etiologic agent, Mycobacterium leprae. Evidence suggests that the induction and maintenance of the immune/inflammatory response in leprosy are linked to multiple cell interactions and soluble factors, mainly through the action of cytokines. The ELISA test was used to measure the levels of IL-1β and IL-1Ra in 37 new leprosy patients followed-up during treatment and 30 healthy controls. Peripheral blood was collected four times during the treatment of leprosy patients (MDT pretreatment, 2nd dose, 6th dose and post-MDT, and only once from the controls. The comparison of molecular levels in pre-MDT patients and controls showed a statistically significant difference for IL-1β. The results suggest the participation of this cytokine in the genesis of the immune/inflammatory process.

  9. Modeling of Salt Solubilities in Mixed Solvents

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    Chiavone-Filho, O.; Rasmussen, Peter

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    A method to correlate and predict salt solubilities in mixed solvents using a UNIQUAC+Debye-Huckel model is developed. The UNIQUAC equation is applied in a form with temperature-dependent parameters. The Debye-Huckel model is extended to mixed solvents by properly evaluating the dielectric...... constants and the liquid densities of the solvent media. To normalize the activity coefficients, the symmetric convention is adopted. Thermochemical properties of the salt are used to estimate the solubility product. It is shown that the proposed procedure can describe with good accuracy a series of salt...

  10. Modeling of Salt Solubilities in Mixed Solvents

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    Chiavone-Filho, O.; Rasmussen, Peter

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    A method to correlate and predict salt solubilities in mixed solvents using a UNIQUAC+Debye-Huckel model is developed. The UNIQUAC equation is applied in a form with temperature-dependent parameters. The Debye-Huckel model is extended to mixed solvents by properly evaluating the dielectric...... constants and the liquid densities of the solvent media. To normalize the activity coefficients, the symmetric convention is adopted. Thermochemical properties of the salt are used to estimate the solubility product. It is shown that the proposed procedure can describe with good accuracy a series of salt...

  11. Method for Predicting Solubilities of Solids in Mixed Solvents

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    Ellegaard, Martin Dela; Abildskov, Jens; O'Connell, J. P.

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    A method is presented for predicting solubilities of solid solutes in mixed solvents, based on excess Henry's law constants. The basis is statistical mechanical fluctuation solution theory for composition derivatives of solute/solvent infinite dilution activity coefficients. Suitable approximations...... are made for a single parameter characterizing solute/solvent interactions. Comparisons with available data show that the method is successful in describing a variety of observed mixed solvent solubility behavior, including nearly ideal systems with small excess solubilities, systems with solute......-independent excess solubilities, and systems deviating from these simple rules. Successful predictions for new solvent mixtures cat? be made using limited data from other mixtures....

  12. Techniques used in the exploration of turbidite reservoirs in a frontier setting - Helland Hansen setting, Voering Basin, offshore Mid Norway

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    Sanchez-Ferrer, F.; James, S.D.; Lak, B.; Evans, A.M.

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    In the 15th Norwegian licensing round there was awarded operation of the Helland Hansen deep water license. Subsurface interpretation commenced towards the end of 1996, following completion of a 1540 km{sup 2} 3-D seismic survey. The main exploration target comprise Turonian to Coniacian turbidite sands within a large fault-bound dip closure. This presentation describes various techniques applied in the exploration of this new turbidite play, with emphasis on the study of the reservoir potential. A methodology of integrated analysis is presented. Through these efforts, a greater understanding of the lithological and depositional models in this non-calibrated area has progressively been achieved. 5 refs., 11 figs.

  13. An??lise da implanta????o do programa de elimina????o da hansen??ase em Manaus

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    Hansen??ase ?? uma doen??a infecto-contagiosa cr??nica causada pelo Mycobacterium leprae, atinge a pele e os nervos, quando n??o diagnosticada e tratada precocemente pode causar incapacidades f??sicas graves. O contagio ocorre atrav??s do contato entre pessoas sadias com casos contagiantes. Hoje a doen??a ?? de f??cil diagn??stico e tratamento. Os esquemas de Poliquimioterapia da Organiza????o Mundial de Sa??de levam a cura em per??odos relativamente curtos, ?? realizado em regime ambulatoria...

  14. Solubility Part 1

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    Tantra, Ratna; Bolea, Eduardo; Bouwmeester, H.; Rey-Castro, Carlos; David, C.A.A.; Dogné, Jean Michel; Laborda, Francisco; Laloy, Julie; Robinson, Kenneth N.; Undas, A.K.; Zande, van der M.

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    This chapter gives an overview of different methods that can potentially be used to determine the solubility of nanomaterials. In general, the methods presented can be broadly divided into four categories: separation methods, methods to quantify free ions, methods to quantify total dissolved

  15. Determination of radionuclide solubility limits to be used in SR 97. Uncertainties associated to calculated solubilities

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    Bruno, J.; Cera, E.; Duro, L.; Jordana, S. [QuantiSci S.L., Barcelona (Spain); Pablo, J. de [DEQ-UPC, Barcelona (Spain); Savage, D. [QuantiSci Ltd., Henley-on-Thames (United Kingdom)

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    The thermochemical behaviour of 24 critical radionuclides for the forthcoming SR97 PA exercise is discussed. The available databases are reviewed and updated with new data and an extended database for aqueous and solid species of the radionuclides of interest is proposed. We have calculated solubility limits for the radionuclides of interest under different groundwater compositions. A sensitivity analysis of the calculated solubilities with the composition of the groundwater is presented. Besides selecting the most likely solubility limiting phases, in this work we have used coprecipitation approaches in order to calculate more realistic solubility limits for minor radionuclides, such as Ra, Am and Cm. The comparison between the calculated solubilities and the concentrations measured in relevant natural systems (NA) and in spent fuel leaching experiments helps to assess the validity of the methodology used and to derive source term concentrations for the radionuclides studied. The uncertainties associated to the solubilities of the main radionuclides involved in the spent nuclear fuel have also been discussed in this work. The variability of the groundwater chemistry; redox conditions and temperature of the system have been considered the main factors affecting the solubilities. In this case, a sensitivity analysis has been performed in order to study solubility changes as a function of these parameters. The uncertainties have been calculated by including the values found in a major extent in typical granitic groundwaters. The results obtained from this analysis indicate that there are some radionuclides which are not affected by these parameters, i.e. Ag, Cm, Ho, Nb, Ni, Np, Pu, Se, Sm, Sn, Sr, Tc and U

  16. Hansen versus Neisser: controvérsias científicas na 'descoberta' do bacilo da lepra Hansen versus Neisser: scientific controversies over the 'discovery' of the bacillus of leprosy

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    Reinaldo Guilherme Bechler

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    Full Text Available Analisa o conturbado processo científico que levou à 'descoberta' do bacilo causador da lepra, na Europa, na segunda metade do século XIX, e que envolveu alguns dos principais nomes da ciência médica do período, como Robert Koch, Rudolf Virchow e Armauer Hansen. Compreendida como paradigma científico, tal 'descoberta' será aqui reexaminada historicamente através de fontes primárias ainda pouco trabalhadas na América Latina. Objetiva-se oferecer novos instrumentos de análise e de reflexão para a historiografia das ciências, posto que serão identificados aspectos culturais, sociais e mesmo nacionalistas na construção desse paradigma.This paper analyzes the turbulent scientific process that led to the 'discovery' of the bacillus that causes leprosy, which occurred in Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century and which involved some of the leading names in medical science of the period, such as Robert Koch, Rudolf Virchow and Armauer Hansen. Understood as a scientific paradigm, this 'discovery' is reexamined here based on primary sources as yet only partially researched in Latin America. The scope of this paper is to provide new instruments for analysis and reflection for the historiography of the sciences, as the cultural, social and even nationalist aspects are identified in the construction of this paradigm.

  17. Correlation of Clinico-pathological Classification of Hansen's Disease in a South Indian City.

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    Lobo, A C; Pai, R R; Gautam, K; Kuruvila, M

    2014-01-01

    Hansen's Disease (HD) presents itself in different forms depending on the individual's immune status, and based on this Ridley-Jopling classified the disease into five sub-groups. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of histopathology and bacteriological index (BI) in accurate staging of HD with clinical correlation. Fifty HD patients with clinical diagnosis confirmed by histopathology were included. Patients in reaction and on treatment were excluded. Case records and histopathological slides were viewed and BI was recorded. In 10/50 cases, a diagnosis of HD was made or suspected, but were not clinically classified. In these, histopathology proved useful in diagnosis and classification. Indeterminate HD was the most common histopathological diagnosis (6 cases). The remaining 40 patients, were clinically classified using the Ridley-Jopling classification, as Indeterminate Leprosy (IL) in 10/40 (25%), Tuberculoid Leprosy (TT) 5/40 (12.5%), Borderline Tuberculoid (BT) 16/40 (40%), Borderline Lepromatous (BL) 4/40 (10%) and Lepromatous Leprosy (LL) 5 (12.5%). HD was common in males with male to female ratio of 1.66:1 and affected the younger individuals (maximum in 21 to 30 years). On histopathology BT was the most common type (40%) followed by IL (27.5%), BL (12.5%), TT (10%) and LL (10%). No case of Mid-Borderline (BB) type was diagnosed clinically or histopathologically. Overall concordance between clinical and histopathological diagnosis was 65% (26/40 cases) and for each type was IL = 80%, TT = 20%, BT = 75%, BL = 50% and LL = 60%. Where classification seemed difficult as in cases of BT and BL, II played an important role. The overall concordance between clinical classification and histopathological diagnosis of DO is 65% in this study. Th *discordance that is observed is between BT and TT, the paucibacillary type and BL andILL the multibacillary type and hence the treatment is not affected. Overall, IL was a common diagnosis on histopathology in this

  18. Os efeitos da hanseníase em homens e mulheres: um estudo de gênero

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    Oliveira Maria Helena Pessini de

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Por meio das representações sociais, detectamos diferentes experiências de viver a hanseníase no contexto familiar e individual de uma população constituída por 202 hansenianos (132 homens e 70 mulheres, inscritos no programa de controle e tratamento dos serviços de saúde de Ribeirão Preto. Duas etapas para coletas de informaç��es foram realizadas. Na primeira, os hansenianos responderam a um questionário com perguntas estruturadas; na segunda, foram ouvidos relatos de situações vividas no cotidiano de dez homens e mulheres. Os dados revelaram que a doença mobilizou representações diferentes entre os homens e mulheres nos diferentes grupos sociais. A hanseníase representou um desequilíbrio entre os gêneros, acentuando as desigualdades já existentes no campo sócio-cultural e criando novos problemas responsáveis pelos prejuízos bio-psico-sociais e econômicos, além dos estigmas que pesam sobre os indivíduos. Tais resultados devem reorientar os programas de controle e tratamento, visando à recuperação social dos hansenianos, e também servir de paradigma a novas investigações.

  19. Delayed Diagnosis, Leprosy Reactions, and Nerve Injury Among Individuals With Hansen's Disease Seen at a United States Clinic.

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    Leon, Kristoffer E; Jacob, Jesse T; Franco-Paredes, Carlos; Kozarsky, Phyllis E; Wu, Henry M; Fairley, Jessica K

    2016-03-01

    Background.  Hansen's disease (HD), or leprosy, is uncommon in the United States. We sought to describe the characteristics of patients with HD in a US clinic, including an assessment of delays in diagnosis and HD reactions, which have both been associated with nerve damage. Methods.  A retrospective chart review was conducted on patients seen at an HD clinic in the southern United States between January 1, 2002 and January 31, 2014. Demographic and clinical characteristics were summarized, including delays in diagnosis, frequency of reactions, and other complications including peripheral neuropathy. Results.  Thirty patients were seen during the study time period. The majority of patients were male (73%) and had multibacillary disease (70%). Brazil, Mexico, and the United States were the most frequent of the 14 countries of origin. Hansen's disease "reactions", severe inflammatory complications, were identified among 75% of patients, and nerve damage was present at diagnosis in 36% of patients. The median length of time between symptom onset and diagnosis was long at 12 months (range, 1-96), but no single factor was associated with a delay in diagnosis. Conclusions.  The diagnosis of HD was frequently delayed among patients referred to our US clinic. The high frequency of reactions and neuropathy at diagnosis suggests that further efforts at timely diagnosis and management of this often unrecognized disease is needed to prevent the long-term sequelae associated with irreversible nerve damage.

  20. [Rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis based on the detection of a pulmonary rheumatoid nodule in a patient with Hansen's disease].

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    Matsui, Yoshinori; Akagawa, Shinobu; Masuda, Kimihiko; Matsui, Hirotoshi; Hebisawa, Akira; Nakajima, Yoshiki

    2010-01-01

    A 77-year-old man with Hansen's disease was referred to our hospital because of a small nodular lesion detected adjacent to the pleura in the right lower lobe (S10) on chest CT. He had lost all ten fingers due to Hansen's disease and was using a prosthetic limb after amputation of the right lower leg. Although the patient had an 11-year history of shoulder and back pain and was suspected of having interstitial pneumonia 6 years previously, no detailed examination had been conducted. Bronchoscopy did not yield a definitive diagnosis, and a lung biopsy was performed under thoracoscopic guidance. Histological examination of the resected nodule with colliquative necrosis revealed palisading granulomas with multinucleated giant cells and plasma cell infiltration with formation of lymphoid follicles. Since serum levels of both anti-MMP3 and anti CCP antibodies were elevated, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with rheumatoid lung was diagnosed. Therefore, the nodule was considered a rheumatoid nodule. Since diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is difficult when lacking characteristic joint manifestations, it is important to include rheumatoid nodules as a differential diagnosis and to measure RA specific autoantibodies, to make a comprehensive diagnosis for non-specific necrotizing granulomas.

  1. Neurolymphomatosis in Primary Cutaneous CD4+ Pleomorphic Small/Medium-sized T-cell Lymphoma Mimicking Hansen's Disease.

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    Khader, Anza; Vineetha, Mary; George, Mamatha; Manakkad, Shiny Padinjarayil; Balakrishnan, Sunitha; Rajan, Uma

    2017-01-01

    Neurolymphomatosis (NL) refers to nerve infiltration by neurotropic neoplastic cells in the setting of a known or an unknown hematological malignancy. It typically presents as painful or painless peripheral mononeuropathy, mononeuritis multiplex, polyneuropathy, polyradiculopathy, or cranial neuropathy. A 32-year-old male presented with a hyperpigmented hypoesthetic plaque over the anterolateral aspect of the right leg with thickening of the right common peroneal nerve and foot drop clinically diagnosed as Hansen's disease. Biopsy taken from skin showed infiltrates of pleomorphic small and medium sized lymphocytes in the dermis and subcutis. On immunohistochemistry, the cells were positive for CD3, CD4 and negative for CD8, CD20, and CD30. Ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration of the thickened nerve showed infiltrates of atypical lymphoid cells. Based on these findings, a diagnosis of NL in primary cutaneous CD4+ pleomorphic small/medium-sized T-cell lymphoma was made. The disease responded to systemic chemotherapy and localized radiotherapy with no evidence of relapse during 3 years follow-up. NL in primary cutaneous CD4+ pleomorphic small/medium-sized T-cell lymphoma presenting with manifestations redolent of Hansen's disease is not described in available literature. This case also demonstrates the utility of fine needle aspiration of nerve, a minimally invasive procedure in the diagnosis of NL.

  2. Atuação do enfermeiro no controle epidemiológico da hanseníase

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    Sara Augusta dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Analisou-se seníase, na Seção de Dermatologia Sanitária do Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto, UERJ. Pretendeu-se alcançar três objetivos entre eles comparar a qualidade do controle epidemiológico dos casos novos de hanseníase em registro ativo de 1986, com os mesmos casos relativos ao período de 1987. Aplicou-se o método descritivo e análise de documentos dos prontuários desses clientes. Utilizou-se um formulário com questões de múltipla escolha e preenchimento de claros, totalizando 27 itens. Constatou-se que o enfermeiro interfere nas variáveis: exames para firmar diagnóstico, exames de contatos e educação para saúde, contribuindo para a melhoria da qualidade assistencial do hanseniano. Conclui-se que há diferença significativa na qualidade do controle epidemiológico da hanseníase entre os grupos constituídos.

  3. Soluble and insoluble fiber (image)

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    Dietary fiber is the part of food that is not affected by the digestive process in the body. ... of the stool. There are two types of dietary fiber, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber retains water and ...

  4. Uranyl Oxalate Solubility

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    Leturcq, G.; Costenoble, S.; Grandjean, S. [CEA Marcoule DEN/DRCP/SCPS/LCA - BP17171 - 30207 Bagnols sur Ceze cedex (France)

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    The solubility of uranyl oxalate was determined at ambient temperature by precipitation in oxalic-nitric solutions, using an initial uranyl concentration of 0.1 mol/L. Oxalic concentration varied from 0.075 to 0.3 mol/L while nitric concentration ranged between 0.75 and 3 mol/L. Dissolution tests, using complementary oxalic-nitric media, were carried out for 550 hours in order to study the kinetic to reach thermodynamic equilibrium. Similar solubility values were reached by dissolution and precipitation. Using the results, it was possible to draw the solubility surface versus oxalic and nitric concentrations and to determine both the apparent solubility constant of UO{sub 2}C{sub 2}O{sub 4}, 3H{sub 2}O (Ks) and the apparent formation constant of the first uranyl-oxalate complex UO{sub 2}C{sub 2}O{sub 4} (log {beta}1), for ionic strengths varying between 1 and 3 mol/L. Ks and log {beta}1 values were found to vary from 1.9 10{sup -8} to 9.2 10{sup -9} and from 5.95 to 6.06, respectively, when ionic strength varied from 1 to 3 mol/L. A second model may fit our data obtained at an ionic strength of 3 mol/L suggesting as reported by Moskvin et al. (1959) that no complexes are formed for [H{sup +}] at 3 M. The Ks value would then be 1.3 10{sup -8}. (authors)

  5. Microscopic views of drug solubility

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    The development of computational models for predicting drug solubility has increased drastically during the last decades. Nevertheless these models still have diffculties to estimate the aqueous solubility as accurate as desired. In this thesis di erent aspects that are known to have a large impact on the aqueous solubility of a molecule have been studied in detail using various theoretical methods with intension to provide microscopic view on drug solubility. The rst aspect studied is the hy...

  6. Levels of 4-1BB transcripts and soluble 4-1BB protein are elevated in the adipose tissue of human obese subjects and are associated with inflammatory and metabolic parameters.

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    Tu, T H; Kim, C-S; Kang, J-H; Nam-Goong, I S; Nam, C W; Kim, E S; Kim, Y I; Choi, J I; Kawada, T; Goto, T; Park, T; Yoon Park, J H; Choi, M-S; Yu, R

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    4-1BB, a member of the TNF receptor superfamily, has a role in various inflammatory pathologies through its interaction with 4-1BB ligand. We previously demonstrated that it participates in initiating and promoting obesity-induced adipose inflammation in a rodent model. In this study, we examined whether 4-1BB is related to obesity-induced adipose inflammation and metabolic parameters in humans. A total of 50 subjects, 25 obese (body mass index (BMI)≥25 kg m(-2)) and 25 lean (BMIadipose tissue were measured by quantitative real-time PCR and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, respectively. Inflammatory and metabolic parameters were measured by enzymatic analysis and immunoassay. Obese subjects had higher levels of both 4-1BB transcripts and s4-1BB protein in subcutaneous adipose tissue than lean controls, and the levels were correlated with BMI and the expression of inflammatory markers, as well as with serum metabolic parameters. Moreover, s4-1BB was released from human adipocytes, and elicited chemotactic responses from human monocytes/T cells as well as enhancing their inflammatory activity, indicating that it may promote human adipose inflammation. Our data demonstrate that elevated levels of 4-1BB transcripts and s4-1BB in adipose tissue are closely associated with obesity-induced inflammation and metabolic dysregulation. They suggest that both 4-1BB transcripts and s4-1BB could serve as novel biomarkers and/or therapeutic targets for obesity-induced inflammation and metabolic syndrome in humans.

  7. Parámetros Numéricos en el Método de los Algoritmos Genéticos para el Cálculo de la Solubilidad y la Presión de Sublimación Numerical Parameters in the Genetic Algorithms Method for Calculating the Solubility and the Sublimation Pressure

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    José O Valderrama

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    Full Text Available Se ha analizado el efecto de algunos parámetros numéricos en la determinación de la presión de sublimación de un sólido usando datos de solubilidad del sólido en un gas a alta presión. El estudio se basa en un trabajo presentado por Valderrama y Zavaleta (2005 en el que se utiliza algoritmos genéticos como método de optimización. Los valores de algunos parámetros involucrados en el método de los algoritmos genéticos, como el número de individuos, el número de generaciones, la probabilidad de cruzamiento, y la probabilidad de mutación, no fueron analizados con detalle por los autores. En este estudio se analizan los resultados obtenidos haciendo variar el valor de estos parámetros y usando como función objetivo la desviación en la solubilidad en la presión de sublimación calculada. El estudio permite concluir sobre el efecto de estos parámetros y recomienda los mejores valores para este tipo de estudios.The effect of some numerical parameters on the determination of the sublimation pressure of a solid using solubility of the solid in a high pressure gas was specially analyzed. The study is based on a paper presented by Valderrama y Zavaleta (2005 in which genetic algorithms are used as optimization method. The values of some parameters involved in the genetic algorithm method such as number of individuals, number of generations, the crossover probability and the mutation probability, were not analyzed by these authors. In this study the results obtained by varying the values of these parameters using the deviation in the solubility as the objective function is analyzed with details. The study allows to conclude on the effect of these parameters and on the best values of the parameters for the cases studied.

  8. Physical disabilities resulting from hansen's disease in Vale do Jequitinhonha/State of Minas Gerais, Brazil Desarrollo de incapacidades físicas resultantes de la enfermedad de hansen en el Valle de Jequitiñoña, MG Desenvolvimento de incapacidades físicas decorrentes da hanseníase no Vale do Jequitinhonha, MG

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    Francisco Carlos Félix Lana

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Leprosy is potentially debilitating. The present study aims at describing and assessing the occurrence of physical disabilities in cases of leprosy in the population of the Vale do Jequitinhonha/MG, in the period 1998-2006. It is an epidemiological descriptive study and the data were collected from the Leprosy Notification Forms. This information was processed using EPI-INFO and analyzed, based on the indicators recommended by the Ministry of Health and the force of association between variables. Of the 1461 cases notified, 46.2% were diagnosed with some kind of physical disability (12.1% degree II. Of these, 59.1% were male; 96.9% of the people were over 15 years old, and 93.2% were multibacillary (p La lepra, enfermedad de Hansen, es conocida por producir, potencialmente, incapacidades. Se tuvo como objetivo describir y analizar la ocurrencia de incapacidades físicas en los casos de lepra de la población residente en el Valle del Jequitiñoña, MG, en el período de 1998-2006. Se trata de un estudio epidemiológico descriptivo. Los datos fueron recolectados de las Fichas de Notificación de Lepra. Las informaciones fueron procesadas en el software EPI-INFO, analizadas usando como referencia los indicadores recomendados por el Ministerio de la Salud y la fuerza de asociación entre las variables (razón de prevalencias. De los 1.461 casos notificados en el período, 46,2% fueron diagnosticados con alguna incapacidad física (12,1% en el grado II. De esos, 59,1% eran del sexo masculino; 96,9% mayores de 15 años y 93,2% eran multibacilares (valor de pA hanseníase é doença potencialmente incapacitante. Objetivou-se descrever e analisar a ocorrência de incapacidades físicas nos casos de hanseníase da população residente no Vale do Jequitinhonha, MG, no período de 1998-2006. Trata-se de estudo epidemiológico descritivo. Os dados foram coletados das Fichas de Notificação de Hanseníase. As informações foram processadas no software

  9. Thermal degradation of organo-soluble polyimides

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    黄俐研; 史燚; 金熹高

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    The thermal degradation behavior of two organo-soluble polyimides was investigated by high resolution pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The pyrolyzates of the polymers at various temperatures were identified and characterized quantitatively. The relationship between the polymer structure and pyrolyzate distribution was discussed. The kinetic parameters of the thermal degradation were calculated based on thermogravimetric measurements. Finally, the thermal degradation mechanism for the polymers was suggested.

  10. The rare mantis shrimp Areosquilla indica (Hansen, 1976) (Crustacea, Stomatopoda) from the Great Barrier Reef: first Australian records of the genus and species.

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    Ahyong, Shane T; Wassenberg, Theodore J

    2015-08-18

    The rare mantis shrimp genus Areosquilla is recorded from Australia for the first time based on nine specimens of A. indica (Hansen, 1926) collected from the Great Barrier Reef. Morphological variation beyond that observed in previous accounts is reported. The present record and other recent discoveries bring the Australian stomatopod fauna to 152 species and 68 genera.

  11. The Function of Scientific and Humanistic Ideologies in the Counseling Profession from the Perspective of Cognitive-Experiential Self-Theory: A Response to Hansen

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    Suthakaran, V.

    2012-01-01

    In this response, the author addresses Hansen's (2012) call for the counseling profession to substitute science with humanities as its primary ideology. The author uses Epstein's (1994) cognitive-experiential self-theory to show that an equal appreciation for science and humanities is more congruent with a holistic humanistic vision for…

  12. Soluble porphyrin polymers

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    Gust, Jr., John Devens; Liddell, Paul Anthony

    2015-07-07

    Porphyrin polymers of Structure 1, where n is an integer (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or greater) ##STR00001## are synthesized by the method shown in FIGS. 2A and 2B. The porphyrin polymers of Structure 1 are soluble in organic solvents such as 2-MeTHF and the like, and can be synthesized in bulk (i.e., in processes other than electropolymerization). These porphyrin polymers have long excited state lifetimes, making the material suitable as an organic semiconductor for organic electronic devices including transistors and memories, as well as solar cells, sensors, light-emitting devices, and other opto-electronic devices.

  13. Hanseníase, exclusão e preconceito: histórias de vida de mulheres em Santa Catarina Hansen's disease, exclusion and prejudice: life histories of women at Santa Catarina State

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    Patrícia Vieira Martins

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo consta de notas históricas sobre a hanseníase, desde a descoberta do bacilo até o tratamento realizado nos dias atuais. Busca analisar a percepção de algumas mulheres, ex-pacientes de hanseníase, moradoras do Hospital Santa Teresa, localizado em São Pedro de Alcântara, Santa Catarina, sobre o estigma, preconceito e exclusão que elas sofreram e ainda sofrem nos dias atuais. Utilizamos a história oral de três mulheres para a realização dessa pesquisa e constatamos como a consequência deste tratamento "excludente" ao longo dos anos construiu um certo repúdio em torno da doença. A busca e a afirmação da identidade do sujeito estigmatizado tornou-se uma constante. O modelo de aceitação social almejado e o fato de ser reconhecido como diferente e não discriminado é a grande questão.This article describes historical notes about leprosy, from the discovery of the bacillus to the treatment done today. In this text we try to analyze the perception of some women, former leprosy patients, residents of Santa Teresa Hospital, located in the city of São Pedro de Alcântara, Santa Catarina State, on the stigma, prejudice and exclusion they suffered and still suffer today. We used the oral history of three women for research purposes and we found as a result of this "excluding" treatment over the years, that it built some kind of rejection about the disease. The search and affirmation of the identity of the stigmatized subject has become a constant. The model of social acceptance and the fact of being recognized as different and not discriminated is the main issue.

  14. Desigualdade social, crescimento urbano e hanseníase em Manaus: abordagem espacial Desigualdad social, crecimiento urbano y hanseníasis en Manaus (Norte de Brasil: abordaje espacial Social inequality, urban growth and leprosy in Manaus: a spatial approach

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a epidemiologia de hanseníase segundo a distribuição espacial e condições de vida da população. MÉTODOS: Estudo ecológico baseado na espacialização da hanseníase em Manaus (AM, entre 1998 e 2004. Os 4.104 casos obtidos do Sistema de Informações de Agravos de Notificação foram georreferenciados de acordo com a localização dos endereços em 1.536 setores censitários urbanos, por meio de quatro técnicas: correios (73,7% dos endereços encontrados; Programa de Cadastro de Logradouros (7,3%; Programa Saúde da Família (2,1% e folhas de coleta do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (1,5%. Para cálculo do coeficiente de detecção utilizou a população de 2001. Na análise espacial foi aplicado o método bayesiano empírico local para produzir uma estimativa do risco da hanseníase, suavizando o efeito da flutuação das taxas, quando calculadas para pequenas áreas. Para análise da associação entre espacialização e fatores de risco empregou-se a regressão logística, tendo como variáveis explicativas a ocorrência de casos em menores de 15 anos (indicador de gravidade e o Índice de Carência Social construído a partir das variáveis do Censo 2000. RESULTADOS: O coeficiente de detecção apresentou-se hiperendêmico em 34,0% dos setores e muito alto em 26,7%. A medida de associação (odds ratio referente às variáveis explicativas foi significativa. A combinação de baixa condição de vida e ocorrência em menores de 15 anos foi adotada para identificar as áreas prioritárias para intervenção. CONCLUSÕES: A análise espacial da hanseníase mostrou que a distribuição da doença é heterogênea, atingindo mais intensamente as regiões habitadas por grupos em situação de maior vulnerabilidade.OBJETIVO: Analizar la epidemiología de hanseníasis según la distribución espacial y condiciones de vida de la población. MÉTODOS: Estudio ecológico basado en la especialización de la

  15. Hanseníase: conhecimentos e mudanças na vida das pessoas acometidas Hanses's disease: knowledge and changes in the life of wounded people

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    Joyce Mazza Nunes

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A hanseníase é uma doença milenar, caracterizada como problema de saúde pública. Este estudo objetiva averiguar o conhecimento de pessoas com hanseníase sobre sua doença e tratamento e investigar possíveis mudanças na vida, como consequência da doença. Realizamos entrevistas com pessoas em tratamento para hanseníase multibacilar em uma Unidade Básica de Saúde do Município de Sobral (CE, em 2005. Percebemos que o conhecimento sobre a doença é rudimentar, geralmente expresso pela própria experiência, envolta de sentimentos negativos. Alguns portadores manifestaram conhecimentos condizentes com a literatura, adquirido através da Internet, livros e informações de profissionais, amigos e familiares. As principais alterações na vida após o diagnóstico estavam relacionadas ao tratamento medicamentoso, quando alguns relataram melhora dos sintomas e outros, um agravamento, interferindo nas atividades diárias.Hanses's disease is a millenary illness, characterized as a public health issue. This study aims to verify the knowledge of people with Hansen's disease about their problem and its treatment and point out possible changes in their lives as a consequence. We conducted interviews with people in treatment for multi-bacillary Hansen's disease in a Basic Health Unit of Sobral, Ceará State, in 2005. We realized that the knowledge about the disease is elementary, usually expressed by people's own experience, involving negative feelings. Some bearers showed to have appropriate knowledge according to the literature, acquired through the internet, books and information from friends and relatives. The main changes in their lives after the diagnosis was related to the use of medicines, as some people related improvement in their symptoms and others worsening, interfering in their daily activities.

  16. Quality of life of patients with paucibacillary leprosy Qualidade de vida em pacientes com hanseníase paucibacilar

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    Iza Maria Corrêa Bottene

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Leprosy, an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, can affect the skin and the peripheral nervous system and, depending on the level of involvement, it can lead to severe deformities. Leprosy is classified into two major groups: paucibacillary (up to five lesions and multibacillary (more than five lesions. The deformities that appear during the progress of the disease can affect the quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To assess quality of life of patients with paucibacillary leprosy diagnosed and treated early in the outpatients' clinic. METHODS: The Dermatology Life Quality Index questionnaire and ShortForm36 were applied to 49 outpatients undergoing treatment at the Leprosy Multidisciplinary Group of the Hospital das Clínicas of the Faculdade de Medicina of the Universidade de São Paulo. RESULTS: The majority of the patients (63% did not show impairment of the quality of life, according to the results obtained by the Dermatology Life Quality Index questionnaire. In the questionnaire Short Form-36, the scores assessed showed slight impairment of the quality of life. CONCLUSION: On this study, we can conclude that this group of patients, with paucibacillary leprosy, did not show important impairment of the quality of life. Therefore we can conclude that the earlier the diagnosis and the treatment the lesser the influence on the quality of life.FUNDAMENTOS: A hanseníase, doença infecciosa causada pelo Mycobacterium leprae, pode acometer a pele e o sistema nervoso periférico e de acordo com o grau de acometimento, levar a graves deformidades. É classificada em dois grandes grupos: paucibacilar (até cinco lesões e multibacilar (mais de cinco lesões. As deformidades que podem ocorrer durante a evolução da doença levam ao comprometimento da qualidade de vida. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a qualidade de vida nos pacientes com hanseníase, do grupo paucibacilar, diagnosticados e tratados precocemente e em tratamento ambulatorial. M

  17. Isolated case of mucosal histoid Hansen's disease of the nasal cavity in a post-global elimination era.

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    Swain, Santosh K; Jena, Ajay K; Panda, Maitreyee; Mohapatra, Debahuti; Patro, Nibedita; Sahu, Mahesh C

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    Histoid Hansen's disease is a rare form of multibacillary leprosy with distinct clinical and histopathological features. This type of leprosy is a variant of lepromatous leprosy with a very high bacterial reserve. Of alarming concern is the discovery of an isolated mucosal histoid leprotic lesion inside the nasal cavity of a patient in the post-global leprosy elimination era. Our case had no history of leprosy or exposure to dapsone/multidrug therapy but had a heavy bacillary index. We are reporting this case to highlight the rarity of mucosal lesions due to histoid leprosy and involvement of the nasal cavity, as well as to create awareness and avoid misdiagnosis. This will help facilitate prompt treatment to minimize the complications and deformities of the patient and prevent its spread throughout the community. Copyright © 2015 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Severe form of type 2 reaction in patients of Hansen's disease after withdrawal of thalidomide: case reports.

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    Rattan, R; Shanker, V; Tegta, G R; Verma, G K

    2009-01-01

    Thalidomide, a racemic glutamic acid analogue, was first developed in 1954 and subsequently marketed in Europe, Australia and Canada as a sedative and anti-emetic. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA in 1998 for the treatment of the cutaneous manifestations of moderate to severe erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) and suppression of the cutaneous manifestations of ENL recurrences. It is a good choice for management in patients who are dependent on corticosteroids. Common side effects of thalidomide are teratogenicity, peripheral neuropathy, sedation and constipation. We report 4 cases of Hansen's disease with recurrent ENL who were adequately managed on thalidomide. On sudden withdrawal of thalidomide, they relapsed with severe type 2 reaction including necrotic ENL.

  19. O processo de adaptação estratégica da Cia. Hansen Industrial, de 1941 a 1981

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    2000-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Esta dissertação descreve e analisa o processo de adaptação estratégica, possibilitando a compreensão da transformação organizacional da empresa pertencente ao setor de plásticos, a partir da década de 40. É estudado o caso da Cia. Hansen Industrial, no período de 1941 a 1981. Na fundamentação teórica, contempla-se aspectos relativos ao processo de adaptação estratégica, mais especificamente escolha estrat...

  20. Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Hansen Research Services Matrix Adaptive Test: A Measure of Nonverbal IQ.

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    Hansen, John A

    2016-10-13

    Assessment of individuals on the autism spectrum often includes a measure of nonverbal IQ. One such measure is the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices (RSPM). For large research studies with participants distributed nationally it is desirable for assessments to be available online. Because time is a premium, it is ideal that the measure produces accurate scores quickly. The Hansen Research Services Matrix Adaptive Test (HRS-MAT) addresses these needs and with similar psychometric properties of the RSPM. Scores based on the HRS-MAT correlated at r = .81 with those of the RSPM. In adult-child pairs, HRS-MAT scores correlated at approximately r = .50. Details from respondents in a national sample and psychometric properties including reliability and validity are discussed.

  1. An evaluation of the Sinan health information system as used by the Hansen's disease control programme, Pernambuco State, Brazil.

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    Galvão, Paulo Roberto Silva; Ferreira, Andréa Torres; Maciel, Maria Das Graças Galvão; De Almeida, Rejane Pereira; Hinders, Duane; Schreuder, Pieter A M; Kerr-Pontes, Lígia Regina S

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    Since the introduction of the national notifiable diseases information system (SINAN) in Pernambuco State, Brazil, in 1994, many problems have been encountered. The aim of this study was to evaluate the SINAN software, quality of data input, the transfer of the computerised data from the municipality to state levels, human resources and other factors associated with the health information system infrastructure (HIS). A cross-sectional study was carried out in Pernambuco state, North-eastern Brazil, in 2005. A sample of health regions and municipalities was chosen. SINAN forms from those municipalities were analysed and the flow of notifications followed from municipal level to the regional and finally to the state. Professionals from health units, district, municipal and regional Hansen's Disease Control Programme (HDCP) and Epidemiological Surveillance System (ESS) coordinators, health secretaries and managers of the municipalities and health regions selected were interviewed. SINAN software is functioning up to expectation. However, at all levels of the health system, serious weaknesses not related to the SINAN software were found, varying from lack of human resources (limited number of staff and staff development), lack of infrastructure (office space, computers, supplies, etc.) to an absence of effective coordination, management and supervision of the HIS. Lack of reliable, complete and timely information, and especially the lack of widespread analysis and use of available information in planning and management of health services were the main weaknesses found. Many areas need urgent attention: the quality of patient examination, recording and reporting, the timely processing of quality data, the coordination and management of disease control programmes, and the use of HIS reports by the health services and health managers. Regular feedback, supportive supervision visits and annual reviews are essential to monitor the system and make sure that essential

  2. AN OVERVIEW ON SOLUBILITY ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR POORLY SOLUBLE DRUGS AND SOLID DISPERSION AS AN EMINENT STRATEGIC APPROACH

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    Sandhiya Jatwani et al.

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    Full Text Available Solubility is an important parameter to achieve desired concentration of drug in systemic circulation for pharmacological response to be shown. Among all newly discovered chemical entities most of the drugs are lipophillic and fail to reach market due to their poor water solubility. The solubility behavior remains one of the most challenging aspect informational development. Hence various techniques are used for the improvement of solubility of poorly water soluble drugs which include micronization, chemical modification, pH adjustment, solid dispersion, complexation, co-solvency micellar solubilization, hydrotrophy etc. Of all these approaches solid dispersion have attracted tremendous interest as an efficient means of improving the dissolution rate and hence the bioavailability to arrange of hydrophobic drugs. This article reviews the various preparation techniques and types of solid dispersion based on molecular arrangement. Finally some of the practical aspects have also been considered for the preparation of dispersions.

  3. Soluble haemoglobin is a marker of recent Plasmodium falciparum infections

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    Jakobsen, P H; Bygbjerg, I C; Theander, T G;

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    . falciparum malaria compared to the levels during acute disease. Thus, both soluble Hb and haptoglobin appear to be markers of recent P. falciparum infections. Very high levels of CRP protein were measured in some of the malaria patients at the day of treatment while lower levels were recorded 7 and 30 days...... after treatment. Soluble Hb levels were associated with malariometric parameters in a similar fashion to haptoglobin. The new Mab-based assay for measuring soluble Hb in the peripheral blood of malaria patients may be useful for future epidemiological studies of malaria....

  4. THE SOLUBILITY OF MILAS BAUXITE ORE IN SULPHURIC ACI

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    Full Text Available The effects of calcination conditions,sulphuric acid concentrations and dissolvingtemperature and period as parameters to thesolubility of the bauxite ore from Gobekdagı reservesin Mugla-Milas region were investigated. The bauxitesamples were calcined in different periods at differenttemperatures. Then the solubility of the calcinedbauxite samples in sulphuric acid solution wasexamined. Dissolving activation energy (Ea wascalculated using the optimum kinetics equation andthe results obtained from the solubility studiesexamined dissolving temperatures and periods

  5. Water-soluble cavitands - synthesis, solubilities and binding properties

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    Middel, Oskar; Verboom, Willem; Reinhoudt, David N.

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    Water-soluble cavitand receptors have been obtained by the introduction of ionizable groups (5, 21-28, 39) and neutral hydrophilic tetraethylene glycol based dendritic wedges (19, 20). The synthesis of these cavitands and a study of their water solubilities and binding properties toward neutral orga

  6. Pure Phase Solubility Limits: LANL

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    The natural and engineered system at Yucca Mountain (YM) defines the site-specific conditions under which one must determine to what extent the engineered and the natural geochemical barriers will prevent the release of radioactive material from the repository. Most important mechanisms for retention or enhancement of radionuclide transport include precipitation or co-precipitation of radionuclide-bearing solid phases (solubility limits), complexation in solution, sorption onto surfaces, colloid formation, and diffusion. There may be many scenarios that could affect the near-field environment, creating chemical conditions more aggressive than the conditions presented by the unperturbed system (such as pH changes beyond the range of 6 to 9 or significant changes in the ionic strength of infiltrated waters). For an extended period of time, the near-field water composition may be quite different and more extreme in pH, ionic strength, and CO{sub 2} partial pressure (or carbonate concentration) than waters at some distance from the repository. Reducing conditions, high pH (up to 11), and low carbonate concentration may be present in the near-field after reaction of infiltrating groundwater with engineered barrier systems, such as cementitious materials. In the far-field, conditions are controlled by the rock-mass buffer providing a near-neutral, oxidizing, low-ionic-strength environment that controls radionuclide solubility limits and sorption capacities. There is the need for characterization of variable chemical conditions that affect solubility, speciation, and sorption reactions. Modeling of the groundwater chemistry is required and leads to an understanding of solubility and speciation of the important radionuclides. Because experimental studies cannot be performed under the numerous potential chemical conditions, solubility limitations must rely on geochemical modeling of the radionuclide's chemistry. Fundamental thermodynamic properties, such as solubility

  7. Cloud droplet activation: solubility revisited

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    Full Text Available Soluble compounds present in atmospheric aerosol facilitate their transformation into cloud droplets by depressing the equilibrium vapor pressure required for activation. Their impact depends on the amount of dissolved substance in the aerosol aqueous phase, which in turn is controlled by its solubility. This study explores the impact of particle curvature on solubility, expressed in terms of a Kelvin enhancement. The augmented solubility, termed "Curvature Enhanced Solubility" (CES, is then introduced into Köhler theory for assessment of its impact on CCN activity for several organic compounds with a wide range of aqueous solubility. The interfacial energy between solute and aqueous phase required for quantification of CES is determined from existing correlations based on bulk solubility, and concurrent measurements of contact angle and surface tension. A number of important findings arise from this study: i CES can substantially increase solubility and impact CCN activity but only if the aerosol is initially wet, ii CES can stabilize highly supersaturated solutions, and provide a mechanism for retention of an aerosol aqueous phase even at very low relative humidity (RH, and, iii trace amounts of surfactant impurities can magnify the impact of CES.

  8. Solubility parameter of poly(ether imide), Ultem

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    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  9. Solubility parameter of poly(1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone)

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    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  10. Solubility parameter of poly(styrene-co-butyl methacrylate)

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    Wohlfarth, Ch.

    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  11. Solubility parameter of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene)

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    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  12. Solubility parameter of poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co-perfluoromethyl vinyl ether)

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    This document is part of Subvolume D2 'Polymer Solutions - Physical Properties and their Relations I (Thermodynamic Properties: PVT -Data and miscellaneous Properties of polymer Solutions) of Volume 6 `Polymers' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group VIII `Advanced Materials and Technologies'.

  13. Solubility parameter of poly(styrene-co-nonyl methacrylate)

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    Wohlfarth, Ch.

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  14. Solubility parameter of poly(styrene-co-methyl methacrylate)

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    Wohlfarth, Ch.

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  15. Solubility parameter of poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile)

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  16. Solubility parameter of poly(vinyl methyl ether)

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  17. Solubility parameter of poly(tetramethyl-p-silphenylene) siloxane

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  18. Solubility parameter of poly(styrene-b-butadiene-b-styrene)

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  19. Solubility parameter of poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene)

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  20. Solubility parameter of poly(styrene-co-isobutyl methacrylate)

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  1. The influence of increased access to basic healthcare on the trends in Hansen's disease detection rate in Brazil from 1980 to 2006.

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    Penna, Maria Lucia Fernandes; Oliveira, Maria Leide W; Carmo, Eduardo Hage; Penna, Gerson Oliveira; Temporão, José Gomes

    2008-01-01

    Brazilian Hansen's disease detection rate rose during the 80s and 90s of the 20th century. The Brazilian health system reform happened during the same period. Detection rate is a function of the real incidence of cases and the diagnostic agility of the health system. Coverage of BCG immunization in infants was used as a proxy variable for primary healthcare coverage. A log-normal regression model of detection rate as a function of BCG coverage, time and time square was adjusted to data. The detection rate presents an upward trend throughout the period and with a downturn beginning in 2003. The model showed a statistically significant positive regression coefficient for BCG coverage, suggesting that detection rate behavior reflects the improvement of access to health care. The detection rate began a trend towards decline in 2003, indicating a new phase of Hansen's disease control.

  2. Mal de Hansen, anticorpos antifosfolípides e obstrução das artérias fibulares Leprosy, antiphospholipid antibodies and bilateral fibular arteries obstruction

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    Liz Wallin

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Pacientes com Mal de Hansen (MH podem se apresentar com quadro clínico e laboratorial sugestivo de doenças reumáticas, o que exige um exercício cuidadoso de diagnósticos diferenciais. Descreve-se aqui o caso de uma jovem com MH que se apresentou com lesões cutâneas sugestivas de vasculite, obstrução de vasos fibulares, FAN e anticorpos antifosfolípides positivos sem muitos estigmas da doença cutânea, ilustrando essa dificuldade.Patients with Hansen's disease (HD may present themselves with clinical and laboratorial features that resemble rheumatic disorders. This requires a careful exercise of differential diagnosis. We describe here a case of a young woman with HD that presented with vasculitic like lesions, fibular vessels obstruction, ANA and antiphospholipid antibodies without typical signs of cutaneous disease, illustrating this clinical difficulty.

  3. [Hansen's disease in Maranhão in the 1930s: on the way to Colônia do Bonfim].

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    Leandro, José Augusto

    2009-01-01

    Some aspects of Hansen's disease and the health policy for those having it in Maranhão in the 1930s are pointed out. The resolution of the disease in that state followed the precept imposed by the centralizing national health policies developed in the Vargas period: greater sanitary vigilance of those having the disease and the construction of a compulsory isolation colony for the contagiously ill largely characterized the decade regarding the prophylaxis of what was then called leprosy. The discourses of Achilles Lisboa, the doctor who best expressed this period, are highlighted here, since they contributed to aggressively mold the public policies of exclusion directed to those having Hansen's disease in Maranhão.

  4. Tendências da hanseníase no Tocantins, um estado hiperendêmico do Norte do Brasil, 2001-2012

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    Lorena Dias Monteiro

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    Full Text Available A hanseníase é hiperendêmica no Estado do Tocantins, Brasil. O objetivo do estudo foi analisar as tendências dos indicadores da hanseníase no Tocantins em 2001-2012. Análise de dados advindos do Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação (SINAN. Incluíram-se casos novos de residentes no Tocantins. Calcularam-se os indicadores da hanseníase e analisaram-se as tendências temporais por meio de regressão polinomial. Houve tendência significativa e decrescente para a detecção geral (R2 = 0,40; p 0,05, detecção de casos com grau 2 de incapacidade física (R2 = 0,37; p > 0,05 e proporção de casos com grau 2 (R2 = 0,49; p > 0,05. Houve aumento significativo para a proporção de casos com grau 1 de incapacidade (R2 = 0,82; p < 0,05 e proporção de casos multibacilares (R2 = 0,81; p < 0,05. O Tocantins apresenta regiões com alta transmissão e diagnóstico tardio da hanseníase, apontando a expansão da doença de forma heterogênea na análise temporal.

  5. Amiloidose e insuficiência renal crônica terminal associada à hanseníase Amyloidosis and end-stage renal disease associated with leprosy

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    Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Júnior

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available O envolvimento renal na hanseníase é diverso, incluindo glomerulonefrites, amiloidose e nefrite túbulo-intersticial. Um homem de 58 anos foi admitido com edema de membros inferiores e dispnéia. Na admissão, havia retenção de escórias nitrogenadas, anemia, hipercalemia e acidose metabólica, com necessidade de hemodiálise. Referia história de hanseníase virchoviana. Foi realizada biopsia renal, compatível com amiloidose. O paciente evoluiu estável, sem recuperação da função renal, permanecendo em tratamento hemodialítico. A hanseníase deve ser investigada em todo paciente com perda de função renal, sobretudo naqueles que apresentam lesões cutâneas ou outras manifestações sugestivas de hanseníase.Renal involvement in leprosy includes glomerulonephritis, amyloidosis and tubulointerstitial nephritis. A 58-year-old man was admitted with complaints of lower limb edema and dyspnea. At admission, nitrogen retention, anemia, hyperkalemia and metabolic acidosis were observed, requiring hemodialysis. The patient had a history of lepromatous leprosy. A renal biopsy was performed that was compatible with amyloidosis. The patient had a stable outcome, but without renal function recovery and remained on regular hemodialysis. Leprosy should be investigated in every patient with renal function loss, particularly in those with cutaneous lesions or other manifestations suggestive of leprosy.

  6. Integrated Weber and Lauge-Hansen classification of ankle injuries%踝关节损伤Weber与Lauge-Hansen综合分型分度读片法

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    刘经武; 谭利华; 田雨; 刘翠丽; 屈长征; 高劲松

    2014-01-01

    目的:介绍Danis-Weber与Lauge-Hansen综合分型分度法对踝关节损伤平片诊断的应用。方法:应用Danis-Weber与Lauge-Hansen综合分型分度法对287例踝关节创伤的平片重新读片,总结综合分型分度法对踝关节骨折与韧带损伤的诊断价值。结果:287例踝关节损伤照片常规平片共报告骨折343处,韧带损伤176处,应用综合分型分度法读片新发现骨折19处,新发现韧带损伤36处。结论:应用Danis-Weber与Large-Hansen综合分型分度读片法有利于提高影像学医师对踝关节损伤平片诊断的病变发现率。%To intrduce the integrated Danis-Weber and Lauge-Hansen classification of ankle injuries Methods:287 digital ra-diographies with ankle injuries were reviewed and sorted again with integrated Weber and Lauge -Hansen classification.Results:343 fractures and 176 ligamental injuries were found on the conventional ankle digital radiographic reports, and other 19 fractures and 36 ligamental injuries were confirmed with integrated Weber and Lauge-Hansen classification.Conclusion:It would increase the findings of the fractures and ligamen-tal injuries of the ankle joint when the imaging doctors report the injuries with the integrated Weber and Lauge-Hansen classification.

  7. Application of VCS 920+ in Hansen Expander Control System%VCS920+在汉莎发泡机控制系统的应用

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    2001-01-01

    主要介绍使用VCS920+可编程调节器替代进口TELEPERM D型调节器(德国),及其在汉莎发泡机控制系统的应用。%The main idea in this paper is discussing how to replace the foreign TELEPERMD controller with VCS 920+ PLC and its applicaton in Hansen expander control system.

  8. Perfil clínico-epidemiológico da hanseníase em menores de 15 anos no município de Juazeiro-BA

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    Igara Cavalcanti Feitosa Luna

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Descrever o perfil epidemiológico e clínico dos casos novos de hanseníase em menores de 15 anos notificados à Secretaria Municipal de Saúde (SMS de Juazeiro-BA, no período de 2001 a 2010. Métodos: Trata-se de um estudo quantitativo, de natureza exploratória e descritiva, realizado a partir da análise dos dados contidos no Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação (SINAN municipal. Resultados: Os resultados mostraram que145 (7,94% casos novos de hanseníase ocorreram em menores de 15 anos. Verificaram-se taxas de detecção altas para essa faixa etária, com predominância no sexo feminino (n=81; 55,86% e maior acometimento na faixa etária entre 10 e 14 anos (n=85; 58,62%. As formas paucibacilares (n=107; 74,48% da doença predominaram sobre as formas multibacilares (n=37; 25,52%, sendo a forma clínica tuberculoide (n=80; 55,17% a mais prevalente. As incapacidades atingiram 18 (12,41% dos pacientes avaliados no diagnóstico e 15 (10,34% na alta. Uma grande parte de casos (n=58; 40,07% deixou de ser avaliada ou foi ignorada. Conclusão: O perfil epidemiológico e clínico da ocorrência de casos novos de hanseníase no município de Juazeiro-BA evidenciou que os coeficientes de detecção geral de hanseníase e em menores de 15 anos se mantiveram em nível hiperendêmico no período avaliado.

  9. Geographic information systems and applied spatial statistics are efficient tools to study Hansen's disease (leprosy) and to determine areas of greater risk of disease.

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    Queiroz, José Wilton; Dias, Gutemberg H; Nobre, Maurício Lisboa; De Sousa Dias, Márcia C; Araújo, Sérgio F; Barbosa, James D; Bezerra da Trindade-Neto, Pedro; Blackwell, Jenefer M; Jeronimo, Selma M B

    2010-02-01

    Applied Spatial Statistics used in conjunction with geographic information systems (GIS) provide an efficient tool for the surveillance of diseases. Here, using these tools we analyzed the spatial distribution of Hansen's disease in an endemic area in Brazil. A sample of 808 selected from a universe of 1,293 cases was geocoded in Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Hansen's disease cases were not distributed randomly within the neighborhoods, with higher detection rates found in more populated districts. Cluster analysis identified two areas of high risk, one with a relative risk of 5.9 (P = 0.001) and the other 6.5 (P = 0.001). A significant relationship between the geographic distribution of disease and the social economic variables indicative of poverty was observed. Our study shows that the combination of GIS and spatial analysis can identify clustering of transmissible disease, such as Hansen's disease, pointing to areas where intervention efforts can be targeted to control disease.

  10. Ideal gas solubilities and solubility selectivities in a binary mixture of room-temperature ionic liquids

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    Finotello Alexia; Bara Jason E.; Narayan Suguna; Campder Dean; Noble Richard D. [University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)

    2008-07-01

    This study focuses on the solubility behaviors of CO{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}, and N{sub 2} gases in binary mixtures of imidazolium-based room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) using l-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)-imide ((C{sub 2}mim)(Tf{sub 2}N)) and l-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ((C{sub 2}mim)(BF{sub 4})) at 40{sup o}C and low pressures (about 1 atm). The mixtures tested were 0, 25, 50, 75, 90, 95, and 100 mol % (C{sub 2}mim)(BF{sub 4}) in (C{sub 2}-mim)(Tf2{sub N}). Results show that regular solution theory (RST) can be used to describe the gas solubility and selectivity behaviors in RTIL mixtures using an average mixture solubility parameter or an average measured mixture molar volume. Interestingly, the solubility selectivity, defined as the ratio of gas mole fractions in the RTIL mixture, of CO{sub 2} with N{sub 2} or CH{sub 4} in pure (C{sub 2}mim)(BF4) can be enhanced by adding 5 mol% (C{sub 2}-mim)(Tf{sub 2}N).

  11. Ideal gas solubilities and solubility selectivities in a binary mixture of room-temperature ionic liquids.

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    Finotello, Alexia; Bara, Jason E; Narayan, Suguna; Camper, Dean; Noble, Richard D

    2008-02-28

    This study focuses on the solubility behaviors of CO2, CH4, and N2 gases in binary mixtures of imidazolium-based room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) using 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide ([C2mim][Tf2N]) and 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([C2mim][BF4]) at 40 degrees C and low pressures (approximately 1 atm). The mixtures tested were 0, 25, 50, 75, 90, 95, and 100 mol % [C2mim][BF4] in [C2mim][Tf2N]. Results show that regular solution theory (RST) can be used to describe the gas solubility and selectivity behaviors in RTIL mixtures using an average mixture solubility parameter or an average measured mixture molar volume. Interestingly, the solubility selectivity, defined as the ratio of gas mole fractions in the RTIL mixture, of CO2 with N2 or CH4 in pure [C2mim][BF4] can be enhanced by adding 5 mol % [C2mim][Tf2N].

  12. 反气相色谱法表征离子液体1-丁基-3-甲基咪唑四氟硼酸盐的溶解度参数%Determination of the solubility parameter of ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate by inverse gas chromatography

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    马晓红; 王强; 李晓萍; 唐军; 张正方

    2015-01-01

    Thermodynamic properties of ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate([ BMIM ] BF4 )were determined via inverse gas chromatography( IGC). Two groups of solvents with different chemical natures and polarities were used to obtain information about[ BMIM]BF4-solvent interactions. The specific retention volume,molar heat of sorption,weight fraction activity coefficient,Flory-Huggins interaction param-eter as well as solubility parameter were also determined in a temperature range of 333-373 K. The results showed that the selected solvents n-C10 to n-C12,carbon tetrachloride,cyclohexane and toluene were poor sol-vents for[BMIM]BF4,while dichloromethane,acetone,chloroform,methyl acetate,ethanol and methanol were favorite solvents for[BMIM]BF4. In addition,the solubility parameter of[BMIM]BF4 was determined as 23. 39( J/cm3 )0. 5 by the extrapolation at 298 K. The experiment proved that IGC was a simple and accurate method to obtain the thermodynamic properties of ionic liquids. This study could be used as a reference to the application and research of the ionic liquids.%采用反气相色谱法(IGC)表征了离子液体1-丁基-3-甲基咪唑四氟硼酸盐([BMIM]BF4)在333~373 K 温度范围内的热力学参数。使用两组不同化学结构和性质的探针分子测定了[ BMIM]BF4与溶剂之间的相互作用力。根据探针分子的保留时间计算得到探针分子与[ BMIM]BF4之间的摩尔吸附焓、质量分数活度系数、Flory-Huggins相互作用参数和[ BMIM]BF4的溶解度参数。结果表明,所选溶剂中 n-C10、n-C11、n-C12、四氯化碳,环己烷和甲苯为[BMIM]BF4的不良溶剂;二氯甲烷、丙酮、氯仿、乙酸甲酯、乙醇、甲醇为[BMIM]BF4的良溶剂。运用外推法得到了[HMIM]BF4在室温(298.15K)时的溶解度参数为23.39(J/cm3)0.5。实验结果证明 IGC 法是一种简便准确的获得离子液体热力学参数的方法。本研究为离子液体的应用及相

  13. Hanseníase históide de localização restrita Histoid leprosy of restricted location

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    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available A hanseníase permanece importante problema de saúde pública, e os técnicos de unidades básicas de saúde devem estar capacitados para reconhecer as diversas formas de apresentação clínica da doença. Relata-se caso de paciente com lesões pouco habituais, cujo diagnóstico foi importante por se tratar de doente multibacilar, principal elo da cadeia de transmissão da doença. O diagnóstico e tratamento oportuno desses casos contribuem para atingir as metas de eliminação da doença no país.Leprosy remains a public health problem in Brazil. Every health professional at the primary health care level should be able to detect all presentation forms of leprosy. We report the case of a multibacillary patient with unusual lesions, whose diagnosis was important to interfere in the transmission chain. Diagnosis and adequate treatment contribute to reach the leprosy elimination goal in our country.

  14. [Power of music that moves mind and body--music therapy in the Hansen's disease sanatorium in Japan].

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    Fukamizu, Yuu; En, Junichiro; Kano, Tatsuo; Arikawa, Isao

    2009-02-01

    Average age of residents living in National sanatorium Hoshizuka-Keiaien where people have past history of Hansen disease is around 80 years old at present, and many of them spend their whole days in watching TV or sleeping almost alone in their rooms. Therefore music therapy was introduced in order to improve their daily activities in our sanatorium. Singing, listening to music, playing the musical instruments, and dancing were performed, either in a group or individually. Reactivation of their brain function such as recollection, sense of unity and relaxation were expected. Improvement of cardiopulmonary function was also expected. Solidarity and relaxed state were observed by being with the other participants in the group therapy. For example, when using musical instruments, some participants with hesitation tried to use their instruments, and had good performance. They seemed to be satisfied and became confident with the musical instruments. Then their confidence and satisfaction activated the group. After the sessions, mutual conversation increased. These processes obtained a synergy effect, which means that a group affects of individuals at first and next alteration of individual behavior influences the group. We could observe a better effect in their motivation and activity in their daily life in the individual therapy. The music therapy was applied to the senior participants by the music therapist in this study. The participants could easily reinforce their mind and body through this therapy. Music therapy will be continued for the improvement of quality of life of residents in the sanatorium.

  15. Método extendido de Hildebrand en la predicción de la solubilidad del ketoprofeno en mezclas cosolventes etanol + agua Extended Hildebrand solubility approach in the estimation of ketoprofen solubility in ethanol + water cosolvent mixtures

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    Full Text Available Extended Hildebrand Solubility Approach (EHSA developed by Martin et al. was applied to evaluate the solubility of ketoprofen (KTP in ethanol + water cosolvent mixtures at 298.15 K. Calculated values of molar volume and solubility parameter for KTP were used. A good predictive capacity of EHSA was found by using a regular polynomial model in order five to correlate the W interaction parameter and the solubility parameters of cosolvent mixtures (δmix. Nevertheless, the deviations obtained in the estimated solubilities with respect to the experimental solubilities were on the same order like those obtained directly by means of an empiric regression of the logarithmic experimental solubilities as a function of δmix values.

  16. Validação do questionário de avaliação funcional das mãos em hanseníase

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Validar as propriedades psicométricas do questionário de avaliação funcional das mãos em hanseníase. MÉTODOS: Estudo realizado com amostra de conveniência de 101 pacientes consecutivos em Brasília, DF, de junho de 2008 a julho de 2009. As pessoas eram adultas afetadas pela hanseníase, com comprometimento nos nervos ulnar, mediano e radial. Foi analisada a reprodutibilidade interobservadores e intraobservador com entrevistas sucessivas e a validade do constructo com associação entre idade, forma clínica da hanseníase, tempo de lesão do nervo, forças de preensão e pinças realizadas com dinamômetro, teste de sensibilidade realizado com monofilamentos de Semmes-Weinstein e avaliação da habilidade manual, utilizando o teste de função manual de Jebsen. Calcularam-se os valores do índice kappa ponderado e construiu-se um gráfico Bland-Altman para avaliar a reprodutibilidade do instrumento. Para a consistência interna, utilizou-se o coeficiente alfa de Cronbach. Foi calculado o coeficiente de correlação de Pearson e usado modelo de regressão múltipla. RESULTADOS: Os valores de kappa ponderado para as avaliações interobservadores e intraobservador variaram de 0,86 a 0,97 e de 0,85 a 0,97, respectivamente. O valor do coeficiente alfa de Cronbach foi de 0,967. O coeficiente de correlação de Pearson mostrou associação (p < 0,001 entre tempo de lesão do nervo, forças de preensão e pinças, sensibilidade cutânea e escore médio do teste de Jebsen. O escore médio do questionário de avaliação funcional das mãos em hanseníase associou-se com classificação operacional da hanseníase, tempo de lesão do nervo, força de preensão, sensibilidade cutânea e habilidade manual (p < 0,0001 para o conjunto do modelo. CONCLUSÕES: O questionário de avaliação funcional das mãos em hanseníase apresenta reprodutibilidade quase perfeita interobservadores e intraobservador, alta consistência interna e correla

  17. SBD-RESP na busca ativa de casos de hanseníase SBD-RESP in active search for leprosy cases

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: A Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia Regional do Estado de São Paulo (SBD-RESP, apoiada pela Fundação Paulista Contra a Hanseníase, e em ação conjunta com os Serviços de Dermatologia do estado de São Paulo, credenciados pela Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia, lançou a campanha "SBD-RESP na Busca Ativa de Casos de Hanseníase". OBJETIVOS: Auxiliar o Programa Nacional de Controle da Hanseníase no controle da doença. MÉTODO: Todos os Serviços de Dermatologia do estado de São Paulo, credenciados pela Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia, foram convidados e os 17 que participaram receberam uma planilha de dados e modelos de materiais informativos sobre a doença. A campanha foi realizada entre os meses de maio e julho de 2010. Ao término do período, cada serviço encaminhou a planilha de dados para análise estatística. RESULTADOS: Foram examinadas 1718 pessoas e diagnosticados, no total, 90 casos de hanseníase, a maioria do gênero masculino e da cor branca, com percentuais semelhantes de multibacilares e de paucibacilares. Doze por cento apresentavam história familiar de hanseníase. O maior número de casos detectados foi na capital, seguido, no interior, pela região de Presidente Prudente. O índice de detecção em menores de 15 anos foi 4%. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados da campanha mostram a importância desta iniciativa da SBD-RESP. Sugere-se que ações semelhantes sejam repetidas e que se estendam a outras regionais da Sociedade Brasileira de DermatologiaBACKGROUND: The Brazilian Society of Dermatology of the State of Sao Paulo (SBD-RESP, supported by the Sao Paulo State Foundation Against Leprosy and acting jointly with Sao Paulo State Services of Dermatology, accredited by the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, launched the campaign "SBD-RESP in active search for leprosy cases". OBJECTIVES: To assist the National Leprosy Control Program in eliminating Hansen's disease. METHODS: All of the Sao Paulo State

  18. Pure Phase Solubility Limits: LANL

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    2001-01-26

    The natural and engineered system at Yucca Mountain (YM) defines the site-specific conditions under which one must determine to what extent the engineered and the natural geochemical barriers will prevent the release of radioactive material from the repository. Most important mechanisms for retention or enhancement of radionuclide transport include precipitation or co-precipitation of radionuclide-bearing solid phases (solubility limits), complexation in solution, sorption onto surfaces, colloid formation, and diffusion. There may be many scenarios that could affect the near-field environment, creating chemical conditions more aggressive than the conditions presented by the unperturbed system (such as pH changes beyond the range of 6 to 9 or significant changes in the ionic strength of infiltrated waters). For an extended period of time, the near-field water composition may be quite different and more extreme in pH, ionic strength, and CO{sub 2} partial pressure (or carbonate concentration) than waters at some distance from the repository. Reducing conditions, high pH (up to 11), and low carbonate concentration may be present in the near-field after reaction of infiltrating groundwater with engineered barrier systems, such as cementitious materials. In the far-field, conditions are controlled by the rock-mass buffer providing a near-neutral, oxidizing, low-ionic-strength environment that controls radionuclide solubility limits and sorption capacities. There is the need for characterization of variable chemical conditions that affect solubility, speciation, and sorption reactions. Modeling of the groundwater chemistry is required and leads to an understanding of solubility and speciation of the important radionuclides. Because experimental studies cannot be performed under the numerous potential chemical conditions, solubility limitations must rely on geochemical modeling of the radionuclide's chemistry. Fundamental thermodynamic properties, such as solubility

  19. Prediction of gas solubilities in ionic liquids.

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    Oliferenko, Alexander A; Oliferenko, Polina V; Seddon, Kenneth R; Torrecilla, José S

    2011-10-14

    Ionic liquids (of which it is estimated that there are at least one million simple fluids) generate a rich chemical space, which is now just at the beginning of its systematic exploration. Many properties of ionic liquids are truly unique and, which is more important, can be finely tuned. Differential solubility of industrial chemicals in ionic liquids is particularly interesting, because it can be a basis for novel, efficient, environmentally friendly technologies. Given the vast number of potential ionic liquids, and the impossibility of a comprehensive empirical exploration, it is essential to extract the maximum information from extant data. We report here some computational models of gas solubility. These multiple regression- and neural network-based models cover a chemical space spanned by 48 ionic liquids and 23 industrially important gases. Molecular polarisabilities and special Lewis acidity and basicity descriptors calculated for the ionic liquid cations and anions, as well as for the gaseous solutes, are used as input parameters. The quality of fit "observed versus predicted Henry's law constants" is particularly good for the neural network model. Validation was established with an external dataset, again with a high quality fit. In contrast to many other neural network models published, our model is no "black box", since contributions of the parameters and their nonlinearity characteristics are calculated and analysed.

  20. Computational Analysis of Aqueous Drug Solubility – Influence of the Solid State

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    Wassvik, Carola

    2006-01-01

    Aqueous solubility is a key parameter influencing the bioavailability of drugs and drug candidates. In this thesis computational models for the prediction of aqueous drug solubility were explored. High quality experimental solubility data for drugs were generated using a standardised protocol and models were developed using multivariate data analysis tools and calculated molecular descriptors. In addition, structural features associated with either solid-state limited or solvation limited sol...

  1. Enthalpy and entropy contributions to the solubility of sulphamethoxypyridazine in solvent mixtures showing two solubility maxima.

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    Bustamante, P; Escalera, B

    1995-07-01

    The solubility of sulphamethoxypyridazine was measured at several temperatures in mixtures of water:ethanol and ethanol:ethyl acetate. Sulphamethoxypyridazine was chosen as a model drug to compare the solvation effects of proton donor-proton acceptor (water and ethanol) and proton acceptor (ethyl acetate) solvents and mixtures of these solvents because this drug contains functional groups capable of Lewis acid-base interaction. A plot of the mole fraction solubility against the solubility parameter (delta 1 = 30.87 MPa1/2 (20:80 v/v water:ethanol) and another at delta 1 = 20.88 MPa1/2 (30:70 v/v ethanol:ethyl acetate) at all the temperatures under study. The enthalpies and entropies of mixing as well as the enthalpies and entropies of transfer of sulphamethoxypyridazine from ethanol of mixing as well as the enthalpies and entropies of transfer of sulphamethoxypyridazine from ethanol to water:ethanol and ethanol:ethyl acetate mixtures were calculated to compare solvation characteristics of the solvent mixtures toward the drug. As ethanol is added to water, the entropy increases and the structure of the solvent mixture became less ordered, favouring the interaction of the drug with the solvent mixture. On the other hand, in the case of the ethanol:ethyl acetate mixture, solubility is favoured by the more negative enthalpy values. This way, the same result, i.e. a solubility maximum, is obtained by different routes. In the ethanol:water mixtures, the dissolution process if entropy-controlled while enthalpy is the driving force in the case of ethanol:ethyl acetate mixtures. The two solvent systems show enthalpy-entropy compensation. Water deviates from the linear relationship due possibly to its hydrophobic effect.

  2. Extended Hildebrand solubility approach: Satranidazole in mixtures of dioxane and water

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    P B Rathi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The extended Hildebrand solubility parameter approach is used to estimate the solubility of satranidazole in binary solvent systems. The solubility of satranidazole in various dioxane-water mixtures was analyzed in terms of solute-solvent interactions using a modified version of Hildebrand-Scatchard treatment for regular solutions. The solubility of satranidazole in the binary solvent, dioxane-water shows a bell-shaped profile with a solubility maximum well above the ideal solubility of the drug. This is attributed to solvation of the drug with the dioxane-water mixture, and indicates that the solute-solvent interaction energy is larger than the geometric mean (δ1δ2 of regular solution theory. The new approach provides an accurate prediction of solubility once the interaction energy is obtained. In this case, the energy term is regressed against a polynomial in δ1 of the binary mixture. A quartic expression of W in terms of solvent solubility parameter was found for predicting the solubility of satranidazole in dioxane-water mixtures. The method has potential usefulness in preformulation and formulation studies during which solubility prediction is important for drug design.

  3. Extended hildebrand solubility approach: satranidazole in mixtures of dioxane and water.

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    Rathi, P B; Mourya, V K

    2011-05-01

    The extended Hildebrand solubility parameter approach is used to estimate the solubility of satranidazole in binary solvent systems. The solubility of satranidazole in various dioxane-water mixtures was analyzed in terms of solute-solvent interactions using a modified version of Hildebrand-Scatchard treatment for regular solutions. The solubility of satranidazole in the binary solvent, dioxane-water shows a bell-shaped profile with a solubility maximum well above the ideal solubility of the drug. This is attributed to solvation of the drug with the dioxane-water mixture, and indicates that the solute-solvent interaction energy is larger than the geometric mean (δ(1)δ(2)) of regular solution theory. The new approach provides an accurate prediction of solubility once the interaction energy is obtained. In this case, the energy term is regressed against a polynomial in δ(1) of the binary mixture. A quartic expression of W in terms of solvent solubility parameter was found for predicting the solubility of satranidazole in dioxane-water mixtures. The method has potential usefulness in preformulation and formulation studies during which solubility prediction is important for drug design.

  4. Significados e usos de materiais educativos sobre hanseníase segundo profissionais de saúde pública do Município do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Meanings and use of educational materials on Hansen disease according to public health officials in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Adriana Kelly-Santos

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O artigo objetiva refletir sobre os processos comunicativos de Programas de Controle de Hanseníase (PCH do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS, por meio da análise da recepção de materiais educativos por profissionais de dois serviços de saúde pública no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. O trabalho discute em que medida a análise de impressos favorece a negociação dos sentidos e das práticas sobre hanseníase vigentes nos PCH. Foram analisados 38 materiais produzidos entre 1993 a 2005, por instituições governamentais e não-governamentais e realizados dois grupos focais com profissionais atuantes no PCH. Durante os grupos focais 6 materiais foram examinados. Os resultados revelaram a verticalidade e fragmentação nos processos comunicativos, expressas pela: ênfase em campanhas, produção centralizada, homogeneização dos públicos e conteúdos e privilégio dado ao saber biomédico. As atividades horizontais e participativas não eram comuns. Foi identificada uma lacuna entre a institucionalização do discurso da hanseníase, como alternativa à terminologia da lepra, e a sua circulação e consumo entre os diferentes atores sociais.This article reflects on the communications processes in the Hansen Disease Control Programs under the Unified National Health System (SUS in Brazil, analyzing how professionals at two public health services in Rio de Janeiro perceive the educational materials on the disease. The article discusses how analysis of printed materials favors negotiation of prevailing meanings and practices on Hansen disease in the programs. Thirty-eight different educational materials were analyzed (produced from 1993 to 2005 by governmental and nongovernmental institutions through two focus groups with program staff. Six materials were examined during the focus groups. The findings showed the communications processes are vertical and fragmented, with an emphasis on campaigns, centralized production of materials, homogenization of

  5. Solubility behavior and prediction for antihelmintics at several temperatures in aqueous and nonaqueous mixtures.

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    Bustamante, Pilar; Muela, Susana; Escalera, Begoña; Peña, Angeles

    2010-05-01

    A model based on solubility parameters is proposed to predict the solubility curves of antihelmintic drugs at several temperatures, including aqueous and non-aqueous mixtures. The solubility of the drugs was measured in ethanol-water and ethanol-ethyl acetate mixtures at 15-35 degrees C (mebendazole) and at 25 degrees C (thiabendazole and metronidazole). The solid phases were analyzed by differential scanning calorimerty. The polymorphic form A of mebendazole was also characterized from infrared spectroscopy. Markedly different solubility profile shapes were obtained against the solubility parameter of the mixtures: two symmetrical peaks (metronidazole), two maxima of different height (mebendazole) and a single peak (thiabendazole). The solubility parameter of the drugs was related to the co-solvent action of both mixtures and to the solubility peaks. The single equation proposed was able to predict solubility profiles of different shape, including both mixtures and all temperatures, providing reasonable physical meaning for the regression coefficients. The model was successfully tested for its predictive capability using a limited number of experimental data. More than 100 solubilities were predicted at several temperatures using 20 data point for each drug.

  6. SOLUBILITY ENHANCEMENT OF POORLY WATER SOLUBLE DRUGS BY SOLID DISPERSIO

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    Amita Verm

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Solid dispersions have been employed to enhance the dissolution rates of poorly water-soluble drugs. Many approaches have been investigated for the preparation of solid dispersions. This paper reports the various solubility enhancement strategies in solid dispersion. The approaches described are fusion (melting, solvent evaporation, lyophilization (freeze drying, melt agglomeration process, extruding method, spray drying technology, use of surfactant, electro static spinning method and super critical fluid technology. This paper also highlights the potential applications and limitations of theseapproaches in solid dispersions.

  7. Predicting the Solubility of 1,1-Difluoroethane in Polystyrene Using the Perturbed Soft Chain Theory

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    Pretel, Eduardo; Hong, Seong-Uk

    1998-01-01

    In this study, the solubility of 1,1-difluoroethane in polystyrene was correlated and predicted using the Perturbed Soft Chain Theory (PSCT) and compared with experimental data from the literature. For correlation, a binary interaction parameter was determined by using experimental solubility data...

  8. Suitability of analytical methods to measure solubility for the purpose of nanoregulation

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    Tantra, Ratna; Bouwmeester, Hans; Bolea, Eduardo; Rey-Castro, Carlos; David, Calin A.; Dogné, Jean Michel; Jarman, John; Laborda, Francisco; Laloy, Julie; Robinson, Kenneth N.; Undas, Anna K.; Zande, Van Der Meike

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    Solubility is an important physicochemical parameter in nanoregulation. If nanomaterial is completely soluble, then from a risk assessment point of view, its disposal can be treated much in the same way as "ordinary" chemicals, which will simplify testing and characterisation regimes. This review

  9. Predicting the Solubility of 1,1-Difluoroethane in Polystyrene Using the Perturbed Soft Chain Theory

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    Pretel, Eduardo; Hong, Seong-Uk

    1998-01-01

    In this study, the solubility of 1,1-difluoroethane in polystyrene was correlated and predicted using the Perturbed Soft Chain Theory (PSCT) and compared with experimental data from the literature. For correlation, a binary interaction parameter was determined by using experimental solubility dat...

  10. Freqüência das alterações oftalmológicas em pacientes com hanseníase residentes em hospital-colônia Frequency of ocular changes in patients with Hansen's disease living in a colony hospital

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    Francineide Sadala de Souza

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Identificar a freqüência das alterações oculares em pacientes hansenianos residentes em hospital-colônia; comprovar a predileção pelo segmento anterior do olho em relação ao posterior. MÉTODOS: Fez-se estudo transversal de 115 olhos de 58 pacientes internados no abrigo João Paulo II, em Marituba - Pará, no período de agosto a outubro de 1999. Os dados epidemiológicos da pesquisa foram obtidos da ficha de cada paciente e de dados colhidos durante o exame oftalmológico. Todos os pacientes estudados estavam curados da hanseníase segundo as normas do Ministério da Saúde. RESULTADOS: Em 114 olhos (99,1% foi observado envolvimento ocular, sendo a maioria (77,2% pertencente à forma virchowiana. Os achados oculares mais freqüentes nos anexos oculares foram a madarose ciliar parcial (70,4% e a madarose superciliar parcial (59,1%. Quanto ao bulbo ocular, o achado mais freqüente relacionado à hanseníase foi a diminuição e/ou ausência de sensibilidade corneana observada em 42,6% dos olhos, seguida da midríase paralítica (16,5% encontrada no pós-operatório dos pacientes submetidos a facectomia, achado ligado intimamente à atrofia de íris (8,7%, comumente observada nestes pacientes. Não foi encontrada nenhuma alteração à fundoscopia que pudesse ser atribuída à hanseníase. CONCLUSÕES: A alta prevalência de alterações do bulbo ocular e anexos em pacientes portadores de hanseníase, principalmente na forma virchowiana, indicam a necessidade da assistência contínua a esses pacientes mesmo após a cura da doença.PURPOSE: To identify the frequency of ocular changes in patients with Hansen's disease, living in a colony hospital; to confirm the predilection for the anterior segment of the eye instead of the posterior segment. METHODS: Transversal study of 115 eyes of 58 in-patients at João Paulo II colony, Marituba - Pará, from August to October 1999. The epidemiologic data of this research were obtained from

  11. Prevalência de olho seco em portadores de hanseníase de um hospital-colônia em Goiânia Prevalence of dry eye in Hansen's disease patients from a colony hospital in Goiânia, Brazil

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    Karys Carvalho Frazão

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a prevalência de olho seco em hansenianos do Hospital de Dermatologia Sanitária de Goiânia. MÉTODOS: A amostra do presente estudo incluiu 70 hansenianos, do Hospital de Dermatologia Sanitária de Goiânia, e 30 controles, da Fundação Banco de Olhos de Goiás, ambos localizados em Goiânia-GO. Foram realizados exame oftalmológico e testes de Schirmer I, "break-up time" (BUT e rosa bengala em todos estes indivíduos em uma única avaliação. Para o diagnóstico de olho seco foi considerado o teste de Schirmer I menor ou igual a 5 mm e o rosa bengala grau II ou III, em pelo menos um olho. RESULTADOS: Quarenta e quatro (63,0% hansenianos eram do sexo masculino e 22 (73,3% controles, do sexo feminino (p=0,001. A idade média dos hansenianos foi de 61,1±12,5 anos e no grupo controle, 55,7±9,6 anos. Quinze (21,4% hansenianos e quatro (13,3% controles apresentaram diagnóstico de olho seco (p=0,429. A forma virchowiana (HV (74,2% da hanseníase foi a mais prevalente e o olho seco (66,7% foi mais freqüente nesta forma clínica da doença. CONCLUSÃO: A prevalência de olho seco foi maior no grupo de hansenianos, apesar de não ter havido diferença significativa.PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of dry eye in Hansen's disease patients from the "Hospital de Dermatologia Sanitária de Goiânia". METHODS: The sample of the present study included 70 patients with Hansen's disease, from the "Hospital de Dermatologia Sanitária de Goiânia", and 30 controls, from the "Fundação Banco de Olhos de Goiás", both located in Goiânia-GO, Brazil. Ophthalmologic examination and Schirmer I, break-up time (BUT and rose Bengal staining tests were carried out for all patients in a single evaluation. For the diagnosis of dry eye the Schirmer I equal or less than 5 mm and rose Bengal grade II or III, in at least one eye were considered. RESULTS: Forty-four (63.0% patients with Hansen's disease were male and 22 (73.3% controls were female

  12. The Solubility Rules: Why Are All Acetates Soluble?

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    van der Sluys, William G.

    2001-01-01

    According to the solubility rules presented in many introductory chemistry texts, all (or most) acetate salts are soluble in aqueous solution. The thermodynamic factors that contribute to the solubility of acetates are compared with those of other slightly basic anions. In particular, the hydration enthalpy of acetate is calculated using the Born-Haber approach, from lattice energies, heats of solution, and the hydration energies of several cations. The hydration enthalpy of acetate (-375 kJ/mol) is similar to that of chloride ({355 kJ/mol), nitrite ({383 kJ/mol), and nitrate ({370 kJ/mol), which are all considerably less exothermic than fluoride ({497 kJ/mol). This was somewhat unexpected, since hydration enthalpies generally correlate well with the acid-base properties of an ion, and acetate is more basic than fluoride. Factors influencing the solubility and acid-base properties of acetates, such as the electron donating and hydrophobic nature of the methyl group, are discussed in light of the thermodynamic data.

  13. Solubility database for TILA-99

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    Vuorinen, U.; Carlsson, T. [VTT Chemical Technology, Espoo (Finland); Kulmala, S.; Hakanen, M. [Helsinki Univ. (Finland). Lab. of Radiochemistry; Ahonen, L. [Geological Survey of Finland, Espoo (Finland)

    1998-11-01

    The safety assessment of spent fuel disposal requires solubility values for several elements estimated in Finnish disposal conditions. In Finland four sites (Haestholmen, Kivetty, Olkiluoto and Romuvaara) are investigated for the disposal of spent fuel. Haestholmen and OLkiluoto are onshore sites, while Kivetty and Romuvaara are inland sites. Based on groundwater analysis and classification according to salinity at the planned disposal depth mainly fresh groundwater is encountered at Kivetty and Romuvaara, while brackish and saline water-types are met at Haestholmen and Olkiluoto. Very saline, almost brine-type water ({approx}70 g/l) has been found in the deepest parts of the investigated bedrock at one of the sites (Olkiluoto). The reference waters and conditions were chosen according to the water-types. The considered reference conditions incorporated both the near- and far-field, and both oxidizing and reducing conditions were considered. In the reference conditions, the changes in solubilities were also estimated as caused by possible variations in the pH, carbonate content and redox conditions. Uranium, which is the main component of spent fuel is dealt with in a separate report presenting the solubility of uranium and spent fuel dissolution. In this work the solubilities of all the other elements of concern (Am, Cu, Nb, Np, Pa, Pd, Pu, Ra, Se, Sn, Tc, Zr, Cm, Ni, Sr, Th, C, Cl, Cs, Fe, Ho, I, and Sm) in the safety assessment are considered. Some discussion on the corrosion of the spent fuel canister is also presented. For the estimation of solubilities of the elements in question, literature data was collected that mainly comprised experimentally measured concentrations. The sources used were spent fuel experiments, concentrations measured in solubility measurements, natural concentrations and concentrations from natural analogue sites (especially Palmottu and Hyrkkoelae in Finland) as well as the concentrations measured at the Finnish investigation sites

  14. Preliminary considerations concerning actinide solubilities

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    Newton, T.W.; Bayhurst, B.P.; Daniels, W.R.; Erdal, B.R.; Ogard, A.E.

    1980-01-01

    Work at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory on the fundamental solution chemistry of the actinides has thus far been confined to preliminary considerations of the problems involved in developing an understanding of the precipitation and dissolution behavior of actinide compounds under environmental conditions. Attempts have been made to calculate solubility as a function of Eh and pH using the appropriate thermodynamic data; results have been presented in terms of contour maps showing lines of constant solubility as a function of Eh and pH. Possible methods of control of the redox potential of rock-groundwater systems by the use of Eh buffers (redox couples) is presented.

  15. Hanseníase: a realidade do ser adolescente Lepra: la realidad para el adolescente Leprosy: the reality for the adolescent

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    Keila Maria de Azevedo Ponte

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available A hanseníase é uma doença contagiosa, estigmatizante, de grande potencial incapacitante, e os adolescentes por estarem numa fase de mudanças e de adaptação, esta doença pode interferir na construção de sua vida. O estudo objetiva caracterizar os adolescentes portadores de hanseníase segundo aspectos sócio-demograficos; realizar análise epidemiológico-operacional da hanseníase; verificar o conhecimento dos adolescentes sobre a hanseníase e as reações manifestadas pelos mesmos após sua descoberta; Identificar as mudanças ocorridas após a doença na vida do adolescente e as dificuldades vivenciadas pelo mesmo após a da doença. Trata-se de uma pesquisa exploratória e descritiva, constituída de 31 adolescentes portadores de hanseníase, assistido pela Estratégia Saúde da Família no Município de Sobral- Ceará. Os resultados sinalizam a necessidade de uma assistência integral e continuada ao adolescente portador de hanseníase, evitando que essa doença provoque mudanças significativas em sua vida, dificultando na construção de sua nova identidade.La lepra es una enfermedad contagiosa, de un gran potencial incapacitante y los adolescentes por estaren viviendo en una fase de cambios e adaptación esta enfermedad puede interferir en la construcción de sus vidas. Esta investigación apunta caracterizar los adolescentes portadores de lepra según aspectos sociales-demográficos; hacer un análisis epidémico-operacional de la enfermedad lepra; verificar el conocimiento de los adolescentes sobre la lepra y las relaciones manifestadas por los mismos después de su descubierta; identificar los cambios ocurridos en la vida del adolescente después de la descubierta de la enfermedad. Tratase de una investigación exploratoria y descriptiva donde participarón 31 adolescentes portadores de lepra ayudados por la Estrategia Salud de la Familia en el municipio de Sobral - Ceará. Los resultados señalan la necesidad de una

  16. REFRACTOMETRIC METHOD FOR EVALUATION OF SOYBEAN PROTEIN SOLUBILITY

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    Full Text Available During the manufacture of soybean meal a quick control is essential, so that simple and rapid methods, to enable an immediate decision to be made, are of value A simple and rapid method for estimating soybean protein solubility on the basis of changes in the refractive index of dilute potassium hydroxide solution extracts was tested and we found to be highly correlated with the usual protein solubility test in KOH (r = 0.9382. Determination of biophysical parameters instead of chemical indices has two great advantages: the methods are nonpolluting since they don’t use chemical substances, and the methods are very rapid.

  17. Análise epidemiológica da hanseníase em um estado endêmico do nordeste brasileiro

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    Karen Krystine Gonçalves de Brito

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Caracterizar a tendência, segundo indicadores epidemiológicos e operacionais, de endemia da hanseníase no Estado da Paraíba no período de 2001-2011, com projeções para os anos de 2012-2014. Métodos Estudo epidemiológico de série temporal, retrospectivo e documental, realizado com 10.476 casos notificados de hanseníase, diagnosticados entre 2001-2011, nos 223 municípios do Estado paraibano. Utilizou-se para composição e análise dos resultados dois indicadores epidemiológicos e um indicador operacional além de software estatístico. Resultados Para o coeficiente de detecção anual de casos novos, verificou-se inclinação ascendente entre os anos de 2001 a 2005, com tendência de queda a partir de 2006. Quanto à incapacidade física, visualizou-se variação cíclica, com tendência à inclinação descendente, com classificação considerada de média efetividade. Conclusão Os resultados apontaram continuidade da endemia no Estado, existindo a necessidade de avaliações mais curtas voltadas aos programas e estratégias em saúde utilizadas no combate à hanseníase.

  18. Solid solubility of germanium in silver

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    Kazemi, Hamed [Laboratory of Mechanical Metallurgy, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, EPFL, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Weber, Ludger, E-mail: ludger.weber@epfl.ch [Laboratory of Mechanical Metallurgy, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, EPFL, CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)

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    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The solvus line in the binary Ag-Ge system has been assessed based on measurements of electrical resistivity and specific gravity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The two measurement techniques yield close agreement. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The data found in this contribution indicate lower solid solubility than in previous assessments. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Redlich-Kister parameters have been evaluated to describe the solvus line. - Abstract: The solid solubility of germanium in silver has been measured in the temperature range of 520 K to 913 K via measurements of density and of electrical conductivity of two near-eutectic Ag-Ge alloys. The atomic fraction of germanium in solid solution varied between 0.014 and 0.089 over the mentioned range of temperature and an extrapolated maximum solubility of 0.093 at the eutectic temperature of 924 K is found. For samples with spheroidized Ge-particles before the equilibrium heat treatments at low temperature for 24 or 48 h, thermodynamic equilibrium was supposedly not achieved at temperatures below 723 K. Much longer heat treatments (tens of days) on the significantly finer as-cast microstructure allowed to reach equilibrium probably down to 600 K. Independently of whether thermodynamic equilibrium was reached or not the electrical conductivity and the density measurements yielded good agreement typically within a few tenth of percent of atomic Ge-concentration in solid solution in {alpha}-Ag for a given temperature. The results are close to, yet consistently slightly lower than, the values given by Owen and Rowland on which the current assessment of the solvus in the Ag-Ge binary is based. More recent results by Filipponi and co-workers are clearly not in agreement with the data presented here.

  19. [Hansen's disease-associated disabilities in sanatoria residents. A study of the actual situation in three sanatoria located in the Setouchi area].

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    Aoki, Yoshinori

    2004-09-01

    Clarification of details of Hansen's disease in Japan is important for obtaining an adequate understanding of the present circumstances regarding control and for formulation of specific suggestions for future measures. The average age of residents in national Hansen's disease sanatoria reached 74.9 in May 2002 and most of these suffer from serious disabilities caused by the disease. In order to implement measures facilitating their return to society or secure living in sanatoria, a proper understanding of the residents' physical situation is essential. Therefore, the present study was conducted of residents suffering from Hansen's disease in Japan. A direct interview was conducted with all 1282 residents of three sanatoria, located in the Setouchi area: Nagashima-aiseien, Oku-komyoen, and Oshima-seishoen. An investigator visited the rooms of the residents, interviewed them using a questionnaire, which consisted of about 100 items including the OPCS scale, and filled out an answer form. The reply rate was 64%. The average age of the residents was found to be 72.8 years, their average age when they entered the sanatoria was 26.0 years, and the average period of residence was 52.4 years. The damage they suffer as a result of the isolation policy is physical, mental, economical and social. That is to say, their entire life is harmed as a direct result of the Leprosy Prevention Law or the Eugenic Protection Law with discrimination in society and negative effects on their families. Their physical condition features serious disabilities in the use of fingers, as well as in walking and seeing caused by peripheral nerve damage. Such disabilities are related to their age and period of residence, and in addition, these in use of their fingers are related to the work which residents were forced to do in sanatoria. The results indicate that patients' physical condition is related to their age, how long they have had the disease and their work in sanatoria. It is clear that

  20. Solubility limits on radionuclide dissolution

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    Kerrisk, J.F.

    1984-12-31

    This paper examines the effects of solubility in limiting dissolution rates of a number of important radionuclides from spent fuel and high-level waste. Two simple dissolution models were used for calculations that would be characteristics of a Yucca Mountain repository. A saturation-limited dissolution model, in which the water flowing through the repository is assumed to be saturated with each waste element, is very conservative in that it overestimates dissolution rates. A diffusion-limited dissolution model, in which element-dissolution rates are limited by diffusion of waste elements into water flowing past the waste, is more realistic, but it is subject to some uncertainty at this time. Dissolution rates of some elements (Pu, Am, Sn, Th, Zr, Sm) are always limited by solubility. Dissolution rates of other elements (Cs, Tc, Np, Sr, C, I) are never solubility limited; their release would be limited by dissolution of the bulk waste form. Still other elements (U, Cm, Ni, Ra) show solubility-limited dissolution under some conditions. 9 references, 3 tables.

  1. Effects of solubility properties of solvents and biomass on biomass pretreatment.

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    Weerachanchai, Piyarat; Kwak, Sang Kyu; Lee, Jong-Min

    2014-10-01

    Hildebrand solubility parameters of biomasses and pretreatment solvents were examined by a method of intrinsic viscosity. This is to be used as basic information in selecting a suitable solvent for biomass pretreatment processes. The effects of mixing1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate (EMIM-AC) and different solvents, lignin content in a pretreatment solvent, and biomass type on the Hildebrand solubility parameter and thermodynamic properties were carried out and calculated in this work. The Hildebrand solubility parameters of the mixtures are according to those of organic solvents: δH[EMIM-AC/DMA]=25.07biomass compositions (microcrystalline cellulose, xylan and alkali lignin) and biomasses (cassava pulp residue and rice straw) vary in the ranges of 25.14-26.13. The increases of lignin content in the pretreatment solvents lead to the Hildebrand solubility parameter becoming closer to that of lignin.

  2. Enhancing the Solubility and Oral Bioavailability of Poorly Water-Soluble Drugs Using Monoolein Cubosomes.

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    Ali, Md Ashraf; Kataoka, Noriko; Ranneh, Abdul-Hackam; Iwao, Yasunori; Noguchi, Shuji; Oka, Toshihiko; Itai, Shigeru

    2017-01-01

    Monoolein cubosomes containing either spironolactone (SPI) or nifedipine (NI) were prepared using a high-pressure homogenization technique and characterized in terms of their solubility and oral bioavailability. The mean particle size, polydispersity index (PDI), zeta potential, solubility and encapsulation efficiency (EE) values of the SPI- and NI-loaded cubosomes were determined to be 90.4 nm, 0.187, -13.4 mV, 163 µg/mL and 90.2%, and 91.3 nm, 0.168, -12.8 mV, 189 µg/mL and 93.0%, respectively, which were almost identical to those of the blank cubosome. Small-angle X-ray scattering analyses confirmed that the SPI-loaded, NI-loaded and blank cubosomes existed in the cubic space group Im3̄m. The lattice parameters of the SPI- and NI-loaded cubosomes were 147.6 and 151.6 Å, respectively, making them almost identical to that of blank cubosome (151.0 Å). The in vitro release profiles of the SPI- and NI-loaded cubosomes showed that they released less than 5% of the drugs into various media over 12-48 h, indicating that most of the drug remained encapsulated within the cubic phase of their lipid bilayer. Furthermore, the in vivo pharmacokinetic results suggested that these cubosomes led to a considerable increase in the systemic oral bioavailability of the drugs compared with pure dispersions of the same materials. Notably, the stability results indicated that the mean particle size and PDI values of these cubosomes were stable for at least 4 weeks. Taken together, these results demonstrate that monoolein cubosomes represent promising drug carriers for enhancing the solubility and oral bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs.

  3. Characterization of Soluble Organics in Produced Water

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    Bostick, D.T.

    2002-01-16

    -selective electrodes and inductively coupled plasma (ICP)-atomic emission spectrometry (AES). The WSO found in produced water samples was primarily polar in nature and distributed between the low and midrange carbon ranges. Typical levels of total extractable material (TEM) was about 20 mg/L; that associated with the aromatic fraction was present at 0.2 mg/L and that in the saturated hydrocarbon fraction was present at less than 0.02 mg/L. Formic, acetic, and propionic acids were also found in the produced water, occurring at a total concentration of 30 mg/L. It was estimated that the presence of 30 mg/L organic acids would artificially overstate TEM content by 2 mg/L. Of the five tested parameters, the factor that most controlled the total WSO in produced water was that of aqueous phase pH. Beyond a value of pH7 significant quantities of C{sub 10}-C{sub 20} range material become markedly soluble as they deprotonate in a basic aqueous phase. Both the absolute and relative volumes of GOM brine and crude additionally affected total WSO. Produced water appeared to reach a saturation level of WSO at a.50% water/oil ratio. Pressure slightly enhanced WSO by increasing the relative quantity of C{sub 6}-C{sub 10} range material. Temperature primarily altered the relative ratio of carbon ranges within the WSO without significantly elevating the total WSO in the GOM brine. Salinity had the least affect on the chemical character or the carbon size of WSO in produced water.

  4. Solubility of sparingly soluble drug derivatives of anthranilic acid.

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    Domańska, Urszula; Pobudkowska, Aneta; Pelczarska, Aleksandra

    2011-03-24

    This work is a continuation of our systematic study of the solubility of pharmaceuticals (Pharms). All substances here are derivatives of anthranilic acid, and have an anti-inflammatory direction of action (niflumic acid, flufenamic acid, and diclofenac sodium). The basic thermal properties of pure Pharms, i.e., melting and glass-transition temperatures as well as the enthalpy of melting, have been measured with the differential scanning microcalorimetry technique (DSC). Molar volumes have been calculated with the Barton group contribution method. The equilibrium mole fraction solubilities of three pharmaceuticals were measured in a range of temperatures from 285 to 355 K in three important solvents for Pharm investigations: water, ethanol, and 1-octanol using a dynamic method and spectroscopic UV-vis method. The experimental solubility data have been correlated by means of the commonly known G(E) equation: the NRTL, with the assumption that the systems studied here have revealed simple eutectic mixtures. pK(a) precise measurement values have been investigated with the Bates-Schwarzenbach spectrophotometric method.

  5. Solubility of sodium chloride in superionic water ice

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    Hernandez, Jean-Alexis; Caracas, Razvan

    2017-04-01

    In icy planets, complex interactions are expected to occur at the interface between the rocky core and the icy mantle composed of mixtures based on water, methane, and ammonia [1, 2]. The hydration of the silicate layer produces salts (MgSO4, NaCl, KCl) that could mix with the ice, and change considerably its properties [3]. Here, we used first-principles molecular dynamics to investigate the stability and the properties of the binary system NaCl-H2O at the relevant thermodynamic conditions for planetary interiors up to ice giants. In these conditions, pure water ice undergoes several transitions that affect considerably its ionic conductivity and its elastic properties [4]. We calculated the Gibbs free energy of mixing along the NaCl-H2O binary by applying Boltzmann statistics to account for energy differences between configurations. We evaluated vibrational entropy from the vibrational spectra of the nuclei motion using the recently developed two phases thermodynamic memory function (2PT-MF) model for multicomponent systems [5, 6]. We show that the solubility of NaCl in water ice at 1600 K is less than 0.78 mol%. We find that salty ices present an extended superionic domain toward high pressures in comparison to pure water ice. Finally, we predict that the complete symmetrization of the hydrogen bonds (i.e. transition to ice X) occurs at higher pressure than in pure water ice, as observed in LiCl doped water ice at ambient temperature [7]. References: [1] M. R. Frank, C. E. Runge, H. P. Scott, S. J. Maglio, J. Olson, V. B. Prakapenka, G. Shen, PEPI 155 (2006) 152-162 [2] B. Journaux, I. Daniel, R. Caracas, G. Montagnac, H. Cardon, Icarus 226 (2013) 355-363 [3] S. Klotz, L. E. Bove, T. Strässle, T. C. Hansen, A. M. Saitta, Nature Materials 8 (2009) 405-409 [4] J. -A. Hernandez, R. Caracas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 (2016) 135503 [5] M. P. Desjarlais, Phys. Rev. E 88 (2013) 062145 [6] M. French, M. P. Desjarlais, R. Redmer, Phys. Rev. E 93 (2016) 022140 [7] L. E. Bove

  6. Conhecimento e prática dos enfermeiros sobre hanseníase: ações de controle e eliminação

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: avaliar o conhecimento e a prática de enfermeiros da atenção primária de saúde quanto às ações de controle e eliminação da hanseníase. Método: estudo avaliativo, com abordagem qualitativa, utilizando o Discurso do Sujeito Coletivo, cujos dados foram obtidos por meio de entrevista semiestruturada, realizada com 16 enfermeiros. Resultados: os dados coletados revelaram que os profissionais de saúde possuem conhecimento suficiente sobre a Política Nacional de Controle e Eliminação da Hanseníase (PNCEH e que as principais ações preconizadas foram executadas, porém, a notificação de casos suspeitos ou confirmados e a reinserção social do doente não foram citadas. Conclusão: manter os doentes em tratamento, sobrecarga de trabalho, falta de interdisciplinaridade e tratamento realizado em outros locais fora da comunidade foram dificuldades relatadas pelos profissionais. Os enfermeiros conhecem as ações direcionadas à assistência ao hanseniano, entretanto, o estudo aponta para a necessidade de uma prática mais alinhada ao que preconiza a PNECH.

  7. Vasculite na hanseníase mimetizando doenças reumáticas Vasculitis in leprosy mimicking rheumatic diseases

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    Sandra Lúcia Euzébio Ribeiro

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Os autores alertam para o múltiplo espectro de apresentação clínica da hanseníase, destacando as lesões cutâneas necrosantes e manifestações articulares simulando doenças reumáticas, confundindo o diagnóstico e o tratamento correto. Nesses aspectos, são relatados dois casos do sexo feminino com hanseníase virchowiana e dimorfa cujas manifestações iniciais foram de lesões eritêmato-violáceas, necróticas e ulceradas, livedo reticular, oligoartrite, poliartralgias, mialgias e edema de membros inferiores, que mimetizaram algumas doenças reumáticas como o lúpus eritematoso sistêmico e a vasculite sistêmica (poliarterite nodosa.Leprosy has a large spectrum of clinical manifestations, including necrotizing skin lesions and joint complaints that sometimes mimic a primary rheumatic disease, confounding the correct diagnosis and treatment. Herein, the authors report two cases of women with leprosy, respectively virchowian and dimorphic forms, presenting initially with purple-reddish skin lesions, evolving with necrosis and ulceration, livedo reticularis, joint pain, oligoarthritis, myalgia, and leg edema. The differential diagnosis with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE and systemic vasculitis such as polyarteritis nodosa (PAN is discussed.

  8. Soluble-oil cutting fluid

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    Rawlinson, A.P.; Whitby, R.D.; White, J.

    1989-04-11

    A composition for the preparation of a soluble oil for use in a cutting fluid comprises a mineral oil and, as an emuslifier, an effective amount of a sulfonate of a branched polymer of a C/sub 3/ to C/sub 5/ olefin. Preferably the polyolefin chain of the sulphonate has an average molecular weight in the range 275 to 560 and the polyolefin is polyisobutene. A soluble oil can be prepared from the above composition by the addition of a conventional corrosion inhibitor and diluted with water to make a cutting fluid. Advantages of the novel emulsifier are that it is resistant to breakdown by micro-organisms and does not require the addition of a coupling agent.

  9. Study on the polarity, solubility, and stacking characteristics of asphaltenes

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    Zhang, Long-li

    2014-07-01

    The structure and transformation of fused aromatic ring system in asphaltenes play an important role in the character of asphaltenes, and in step affect the properties of heavy oils. Polarity, solubility and structural characteristics of asphaltenes derived from Tahe atmospheric residue (THAR) and Tuo-826 heavy crude oil (Tuo-826) were analyzed for study of their internal relationship. A fractionation method was used to separate the asphaltenes into four sub-fractions, based on their solubility in the mixed solvent, for the study of different structural and physical-chemical properties, such as polarity, solubility, morphology, stacking characteristics, and mean structural parameters. Transmission electron microscope (TEM) observation can present the intuitive morphology of asphaltene molecules, and shows that the structure of asphaltenes is in local order as well as long range disorder. The analysis results showed that n-heptane asphaltenes of THAR and Tuo-826 had larger dipole moment values, larger fused aromatic ring systems, larger mean number of stacking layers, and less interlayer spacing between stacking layers than the corresponding n-pentane asphaltenes. The sub-fractions that were inclined to precipitate from the mixture of n-heptane and tetrahydrofuran had larger polarity and less solubility. From the first sub-fraction to the fourth sub-fraction, polarity, mean stacking numbers, and average layer size from the TEM images follow a gradual decrease. The structural parameters derived from TEM images could reflect the largest fused aromatic ring system in asphaltene molecule, yet the parameters derived from 1H NMR data reflected the mean message of poly-aromatic ring systems. The structural parameters derived from TEM images were more consistent with the polarity variation of sub-fractions than those derived from 1H NMR data, which indicates that the largest fused aromatic ring system will play a more important role in the stacking characteristics of

  10. Parameter Estimation

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    2011-01-01

    of optimisation techniques coupled with dynamic solution of the underlying model. Linear and nonlinear approaches to parameter estimation are investigated. There is also the application of maximum likelihood principles in the estimation of parameters, as well as the use of orthogonal collocation to generate a set......In this chapter the importance of parameter estimation in model development is illustrated through various applications related to reaction systems. In particular, rate constants in a reaction system are obtained through parameter estimation methods. These approaches often require the application...... of algebraic equations as the basis for parameter estimation.These approaches are illustrated using estimations of kinetic constants from reaction system models....

  11. Soluble Precursor Route to Polyanilines

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    1993-01-01

    condensation were not successful, but further work produced polymer under the following conditions: Synthesis Diketone I (2.40 g, 10.0 mmol) in 10 mL...goal of producing a processible form of the conducting polymer polyaniline (PANI), the Phase I program concentrated on development of the synthesis of...extension of the original research to a Phase II effort. Diketone - Diamine Polycondensation Towards a Soluble PAni Precursor To achieve the

  12. Mineviku pantvangid / Vootele Hansen

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    Hansen, Vootele, 1962-

    2001-01-01

    Kommunistliku režiimi kuritegelikkusest. Autor: Rahvaerakond Mõõdukad. Parlamendisaadik. Ilmunud ka: Severnoje Poberezhje, 16. juuni 2001, lk. 2; Meie Maa, 16. juuni 2001, lk. 2; Võrumaa Teataja, 19. juuni 2001, lk. 2; Sakala, 20. juuni 2001, lk. 2; Lääne Elu, 19. juuni 2001, lk. 4

  13. [Hansen disease in Mercosur].

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    Vazquez, F A; Varela, N N; Antola, M C; Wand-Del-Rey, M L; Leguizamón, O R

    1996-01-01

    In the context of the important changes of a political economic, social and health order upon which the Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay have now embarked in the framework of the commitment undertaken to create instruments for the Common Market of the South America (MERCOSUR), the importance of leprosy for public health in this new region is analysed. In this connection a description is given of the background and reasons which led to the creation of the MERCOSUR Committee for technical cooperation on leprosy, composed of the heads of the national leprosy control programmes of the countries in question, for the purpose of implementing the Protocol of Intention signed by the representatives of the Ministers of member countries, with the object of establishing policies of technical cooperation in activities to control this disease, with a view to attaining the goal proposed by WHO of eliminating leprosy as a public health problem by the year 2000. Using the data contributed by the different programmes, the epidemiological situation existing in this region in December 1995 is outlined, with analysis of certain epidemiological, demographic and operational variables, showing that MERCOSUR has a prevalence of 6.03 per 10,000 population, one of the highest rates in comparison with other WHO regions; a high percentage of cases lost to view (abandons); and a low rate of coverage with multidrug therapy. In this region a total of 33,654 new cases were detected during 1995, of which more than 50% were multibacillary forms, while nearly 10% of them were youngsters of less of 15 years of age. The action carried out jointly among the four countries, the successes achieved and the results to be achieved in the short term are also described.

  14. Eelarvamustest lahti / Katt Hansen

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    Hansen, Katt

    2003-01-01

    PÖFFi naistekeskseid mängufilme : taanlase Morten Arnfredi "Õnne tänav", tšehh Michaela Pavlatova "Truudusetud mängud", prantsuse filmid "29 Palms" (Bruno Dumont) ja "Väike Lili" (Claude Miller) ning prantsuse-tuneesia "Satin Rouge" (Raja Amari)

  15. Mineviku pantvangid / Vootele Hansen

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    Hansen, Vootele, 1962-

    2001-01-01

    Kommunistliku režiimi kuritegelikkusest. Autor: Rahvaerakond Mõõdukad. Parlamendisaadik. Ilmunud ka: Severnoje Poberezhje, 16. juuni 2001, lk. 2; Meie Maa, 16. juuni 2001, lk. 2; Võrumaa Teataja, 19. juuni 2001, lk. 2; Sakala, 20. juuni 2001, lk. 2; Lääne Elu, 19. juuni 2001, lk. 4

  16. Determination and Correlation for Solubility of Aromatic Acids in Solvents

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    2001-01-01

    Solubility of benzoic acid, terephthalic acid and 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylic acid in water, acetic acid, N,N-dimethyfformamide, N,N-dimethylacetamide, dimethyl sulphoxide and N-methyl-2-ketopyrrolidine were measured by dynamic method. The solubilities were calculated by UNIFAC group contribution method, in which new groups, BCCOOH and NCCOOH, were introduced to express the activity coefficients of aromatic acids and new interaction parameters of the new groups were expressed as the function of temperature, which were determined from the experimental data. The new interaction parameters provided good calculated result. The experimental data were also correlated with Wilson and λ-h models, and results were compared with present UNIFAC model.

  17. Contrapontos da história da hanseníase no Brasil: cenários de estigma e confinamento Contrapuntos de la historia de la enfermedad de Hansen en Brasil: escenarios de estigma y confinamiento Counterpoints in the history of Hansen's disease in Brazil: situations of stigma and seclusion

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    Luiz Antonio de Castro Santos

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Ao discutir a luta contra a hanseníase no Brasil, em especial em São Paulo e no Maranhão, o trabalho focaliza as múltiplas formas da história institucional e da "cultura de reclusão" dos hansenianos. Critica-se a visão corrente de um cenário único de disciplina e vigilância para, ao contrário, sugerir a existência de cenários cambiantes, marcados por conflitos, negociações e distintas propostas de prevenção ou de combate à doença. O texto aborda as diferentes concepções médicas e "profanas" da lepra, bem como as propostas e práticas de intervenção social no Brasil e, em particular, nos estados de São Paulo e do Maranhão, desde os primeiros tempos da República até as primeiras décadas da Era Vargas. O combate à doença sempre desafiou conceitos e convicções sobre tratamento, propagação, confinamento e regeneração, sob múltiplos significados epidemiológicos, médicos, culturais e sociais, referidos ao estigma da doença, do pecado e da impureza. O texto procura estabelecer alguns cenários brasileiros nos quais se revelam as identidades coletivas deterioradas, a exclusão social e as políticas de confinamento institucional e de regeneração dos doentes.Al discutir la lucha contra la enfermedad de Hansen en Brasil, en especial en San Pablo y en Maranhão, el trabajo enfocará las múltiples formas de la historia institucional y de la "cultura de reclusión" de los hansenianos (leprosos. Se critica la visión corriente de un escenario único de disciplina y vigilancia para, al contrario, sugerirse la existencia de escenarios cambiantes, marcados por conflictos, negociaciones y distintas propuestas de prevención o de combate a la enfermedad. El texto abordará las diferentes concepciones médicas y 'profanas' de la lepra, así como las propuestas y prácticas de intervención social en Brasil y, en particular, en los estados de San Pablo y de Maranhão, desde los primeros tiempos de la República hasta las

  18. Thermodynamic Solubility Profile of Carbamazepine-Cinnamic Acid Cocrystal at Different pH.

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    Keramatnia, Fatemeh; Shayanfar, Ali; Jouyban, Abolghasem

    2015-08-01

    Pharmaceutical cocrystal formation is a direct way to dramatically influence physicochemical properties of drug substances, especially their solubility and dissolution rate. Because of their instability in the solution, thermodynamic solubility of cocrystals could not be determined in the common way like other compounds; therefore, the thermodynamic solubility is calculated through concentration of their components in the eutectic point. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of an ionizable coformer in cocrystal with a nonionizable drug at different pH. Carbamazepine (CBZ), a nonionizable drug with cinnamic acid (CIN), which is an acidic coformer, was selected to prepare CBZ-CIN cocrystal and its thermodynamic solubility was studied in pH range 2-7. Instead of HPLC that is a costly and time-consuming method, a chemometric-based approach, net analyte signal standard addition method, was selected for simultaneous determination of CBZ and CIN in solution. The result showed that, as pH increases, CIN ionization leads to change in CBZ-CIN cocrystal solubility and stability in solution. In addition, the results of this study indicated that there is no significant difference between intrinsic solubility of CBZ and cocrystal despite the higher ideal solubility of cocrystal. This verifies that ideal solubility is not good parameter to predict cocrystal solubility.

  19. Separation of isomeric xylenes by pervaporation through cellulose ester membranes

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    Mulder, M.H.V.; Kruitz, F.; Smolders, C.A.

    1982-01-01

    The interaction between the isomeric xylenes and different cellulose esters was investigated using solubility parameter considerations and through measurements of swelling values. p]Hansen's three-dimensional solubility parameters δd, δp, δh of all the components have been calculated. These values h

  20. Structural Breaks, Parameter Stability and Energy Demand Modeling in Nigeria

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    Olusegun A. Omisakin

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper extends previous studies in modeling and estimating energy demand functions for both gasoline and kerosene petroleum products for Nigeria from 1977 to 2008. In contrast to earlier studies on Nigeria and other developing countries, this study specifically tests for the possibility of structural breaks/regime shifts and parameter instability in the energy demand functions using more recent and robust techniques. In addition, the study considers an alternative model specification which primarily captures the price-income interaction effects on both gasoline and kerosene demand functions. While the conventional residual-based cointegration tests employed fail to identify any meaningful long run relationship in both functions, the Gregory-Hansen structural break cointegration approach confirms the cointegration relationships despite the breakpoints. Both functions are also found to be stable under the period studied.The elasticity estimates also follow the a priori expectation being inelastic both in the long- and short run for the two functions.

  1. Solubility Prediction of Active Pharmaceutical Compounds with the UNIFAC Model

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    Nouar, Abderrahim; Benmessaoud, Ibtissem; Koutchoukali, Ouahiba; Koutchoukali, Mohamed Salah

    2016-03-01

    The crystallization from solution of an active pharmaceutical ingredient requires the knowledge of the solubility in the entire temperature range investigated during the process. However, during the development of a new active ingredient, these data are missing. Its experimental determination is possible, but tedious. UNIFAC Group contribution method Fredenslund et al. (Vapor-liquid equilibria using UNIFAC: a group contribution method, 1977; AIChE J 21:1086, 1975) can be used to predict this physical property. Several modifications on this model have been proposed since its development in 1977, modified UNIFAC of Dortmund Weidlich et al. (Ind Eng Chem Res 26:1372, 1987), Gmehling et al. (Ind Eng Chem Res 32:178, 1993), Pharma-modified UNIFAC Diedrichs et al. (Evaluation und Erweiterung thermodynamischer Modelle zur Vorhersage von Wirkstofflöslichkeiten, PhD Thesis, 2010), KT-UNIFAC Kang et al. (Ind Eng Chem Res 41:3260, 2002), ldots In this study, we used UNIFAC model by considering the linear temperature dependence of interaction parameters as in Pharma-modified UNIFAC and structural groups as defined by KT-UNIFAC first-order model. More than 100 binary datasets were involved in the estimation of interaction parameters. These new parameters were then used to calculate activity coefficient and solubility of some molecules in various solvents at different temperatures. The model gives better results than those from the original UNIFAC and shows good agreement between the experimental solubility and the calculated one.

  2. Radionuclide solubility control by solid solutions

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    Brandt, F.; Klinkenberg, M.; Rozov, K.; Bosbach, D. [Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH (Germany). Inst. of Energy and Climate Research - Nuclear Waste Management and Reactor Safety (IEK-6); Vinograd, V. [Frankfurt Univ. (Germany). Inst. of Geosciences

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    The migration of radionuclides in the geosphere is to a large extend controlled by sorption processes onto minerals and colloids. On a molecular level, sorption phenomena involve surface complexation, ion exchange as well as solid solution formation. The formation of solid solutions leads to the structural incorporation of radionuclides in a host structure. Such solid solutions are ubiquitous in natural systems - most minerals in nature are atomistic mixtures of elements rather than pure compounds because their formation leads to a thermodynamically more stable situation compared to the formation of pure compounds. However, due to a lack of reliable data for the expected scenario at close-to equilibrium conditions, solid solution systems have so far not been considered in long-term safety assessments for nuclear waste repositories. In recent years, various solid-solution aqueous solution systems have been studied. Here we present state-of-the art results regarding the formation of (Ra,Ba)SO{sub 4} solid solutions. In some scenarios describing a waste repository system for spent nuclear fuel in crystalline rocks {sup 226}Ra dominates the radiological impact to the environment associated with the potential release of radionuclides from the repository in the future. The solubility of Ra in equilibrium with (Ra,Ba)SO{sub 4} is much lower than the one calculated with RaSO{sub 4} as solubility limiting phase. Especially, the available literature data for the interaction parameter W{sub BaRa}, which describes the non-ideality of the solid solution, vary by about one order of magnitude (Zhu, 2004; Curti et al., 2010). The final {sup 226}Ra concentration in this system is extremely sensitive to the amount of barite, the difference in the solubility products of the end-member phases, and the degree of non-ideality of the solid solution phase. Here, we have enhanced the fundamental understanding regarding (1) the thermodynamics of (Ra,Ba)SO{sub 4} solid solutions and (2) the

  3. Articulatory Parameters.

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    Ladefoged, Peter

    1980-01-01

    Summarizes the 16 parameters hypothesized to be necessary and sufficient for linguistic phonetic specifications. Suggests seven parameters affecting tongue shapes, three determining the positions of the lips, one controlling the position of the velum, four varying laryngeal actions, and one controlling respiratory activity. (RL)

  4. Parameter Estimation

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    Sales-Cruz, Mauricio; Heitzig, Martina; Cameron, Ian;

    2011-01-01

    of optimisation techniques coupled with dynamic solution of the underlying model. Linear and nonlinear approaches to parameter estimation are investigated. There is also the application of maximum likelihood principles in the estimation of parameters, as well as the use of orthogonal collocation to generate a set...

  5. Os efeitos da hanseníase em homens e mulheres: um estudo de gênero The effects of Leprosy on men and women: a gender study

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    Maria Helena Pessini de Oliveira

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Por meio das representações sociais, detectamos diferentes experiências de viver a hanseníase no contexto familiar e individual de uma população constituída por 202 hansenianos (132 homens e 70 mulheres, inscritos no programa de controle e tratamento dos serviços de saúde de Ribeirão Preto. Duas etapas para coletas de informações foram realizadas. Na primeira, os hansenianos responderam a um questionário com perguntas estruturadas; na segunda, foram ouvidos relatos de situações vividas no cotidiano de dez homens e mulheres. Os dados revelaram que a doença mobilizou representações diferentes entre os homens e mulheres nos diferentes grupos sociais. A hanseníase representou um desequilíbrio entre os gêneros, acentuando as desigualdades já existentes no campo sócio-cultural e criando novos problemas responsáveis pelos prejuízos bio-psico-sociais e econômicos, além dos estigmas que pesam sobre os indivíduos. Tais resultados devem reorientar os programas de controle e tratamento, visando à recuperação social dos hansenianos, e também servir de paradigma a novas investigações.On the basis of social representations, we detected gender differences in family and individual living experiences for people with Hansen's disease (HD, or leprosy in a sample of 202 HD patients (132 men and 70 women enrolled in a public treatment and control program in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo State. Information was gathered in two stages. First, the HD patients responded to a structured questionnaire, and second, the authors heard reports from 10 men and 10 women on their daily living situations. Data indicated that the disease receives different representations by men as compared to women in the different social groups. HD was found to be a source of gender imbalance, further aggravating existing sociocultural inequalities and creating new sources of biopsychosocial and economic harm, in addition to the stigmata weighing on individual

  6. 应用 Lauge-Hansen分型手术治疗踝关节骨折%Application of Lauge-Hansen classification for surgical treatment of ankle fractures

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    赵广超; 薛双桃; 桂召柳; 吴天亮; 林志祥; 曹松松; 夏太保

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨应用Lauge-Hansen分型手术治疗踝关节骨折的临床疗效。方法对30例踝关节骨折患者按Lauge-Hansen分型行手术治疗。术中按分型的损伤机制进行复位,根据骨折特征选择合适内固定。对踝关节术后疗效使用Baird-Jackson评分标准评价。结果术后X线片显示骨折复位良好,踝穴形态恢复正常,内固定位置满意。患者均获得随访,时间3~46个月。按踝关节Baird-Jackson评分标准评价:优20例,良7例,可2例,差1例,优良率90%。结论应用Lauge-Hansen分型手术治疗踝关节骨折,可指导术中骨折复位,选择合适内固定,判断下胫腓联合损伤情况,提高手术疗效。%Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy of surgical treatment of ankle fracture by Lauge -Hansen classi-fication.Methods Thirty cases of ankle fractures underwent surgical treatment according to Lauge -Hansen classifi-cation.Intraoperative reduction according to fractural mechanism of damage , the internal fixation was selected accord-ing to the fracture characteristic .The ankle postoperative curative effect was evaluated by Baird-Jackson criteria .Re-sults The postoperative X-ray film showed good fracture reduction , the ankle mortise shape was recoved to normal , internal fixation position satisfaction .All patients were followed up for 3~46 months.According to ankle Baird-Jack-son score criteria, the result was excellent in 20 cases, good in 7, fair in 2, and poor in 1, with the excellent-good rate of 90%.Conclusions Surgical treatment of ankle fracture by Lauge-Hansen classification can guide fracture re-duction of operation , select the appropriate internal fixation , judge the joint injury of the lower tibia and fibula , and improve surgery efficacy .

  7. Aplicação de modelo bayesiano empírico na análise espacial da ocorrência de hanseníase

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    Souza Wayner Vieira

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a distribuição espacial da hanseníase, identificar áreas de possível sub-registro de casos ou de provável alta transmissão (risco e verificar a associação dessa distribuição à existência de casos de formas multibacilares. MÉTODOS: O estudo foi realizado em Recife, PE, de acordo com 94 bairros analisados. A fonte de coleta de dados foi o Sistema de Informações sobre Agravos de Notificação do Ministério da Saúde. Foi adotada uma abordagem ecológica com utilização do método bayesiano empírico para suavização local de taxas, a partir de informações de bairros vizinhos por adjacência. RESULTADOS: A ocorrência média anual foi de 17,3% de casos novos em menores de 15 anos (28,3% de formas multibacilares, indicando um processo de intensa transmissão da doença. A análise da distribuição espacial de hanseníase apontou três áreas onde se concentram bairros com taxas de detecção elevadas e que possuem baixa condição de vida. CONCLUSÕES: O emprego do modelo bayesiano, baseado em informações de unidades espaciais vizinhas, permitiu estimar novamente indicadores epidemiológicos. Foi possível identificar áreas prioritárias para o programa de controle de hanseníase no município, tanto pelo elevado número de ocorrências correlacionado �� presença de formas multibacilares de doença em menores de 15 anos quanto pela existência de subnotificação.

  8. Estudo comparativo das médias móveis, dos índices baciloscópico e morfológico, em pacientes de hanseníase virchoviana tratados pela rifampicina e pela diamino-difenil-sulfona A comparative study of the variable averages of the bacilloscopic and morphologic indexes in virchowian hansen patients treated with rifampicin and with diamine-diphenyl-sulfone

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    Walter Belda

    1979-06-01

    Full Text Available São apresentados resultados clínicos e baciloscópicos obtidos, em estudo comparativo, na experimentação terapêutica da ação da rifampicina e diamino-difenil-sulfona na hanseníase virchoviana. Respectivamente 24 e 23 pacientes, relativamente homogeneizados, foram observados por um período mínimo de 12 meses e máximo de 24. É ressaltada a superioridade da ação da rifampicina, nos primeiros meses, em termos clínicos, e de redução do número de bacilos viáveis. É recomendado, pelo menos como etapa inicial do tratamento, o emprego da rifampicina na terapêutica da hanseníase virchoviana.The clinical and bacilloscopic results obtained in a comparative study of the therapeutic action of rifampicin and DDS in the treatment of the virchow form of Hansen's disease are presented. Two relatively homogeneous groups of 24 and 23 patients were observed during periods ranging from 12 to 24 months. The results demonstrated the superiority of the action of rifampicin during the first months of treatment, both in clinical aspects and in relation to the reduction of viable bacilli. Rifampicin is recommended for treatment of the virchow form of Hansen's disease, at least at the begining of the treatment.

  9. Measurement and correlation of solubilities of apigenin and apigenin 7-O-rhamnosylglucoside in seven solvents at different temperatures

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    Xiao Min [Departement of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Shao Yundong [Skyherb Ingredients, Anji 313300 (China); Yan Weidong, E-mail: yanweidong@zju.edu.c [Departement of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Zhang Zizhang [Departement of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)

    2011-03-15

    The solubilities of apigenin and apigenin 7-O-rhamnosylglucoside in water, methanol, ethanol, 1-propanol, 1-butanol, acetone, and ethyl acetate from T = (288.2 to 328.2) K were measured. The solubilities of apigenin and apigenin 7-O-rhamnosylglucoside in selected solvents increase with increasing temperature, respectively. The experimental solubility data were correlated by a simplified thermodynamic equation and a three-parameter empirical equation.

  10. Hanseníase, preconceito e parrhesía: contribuições para se pensar saúde, educação e educação em saúde Hansen's disease, prejudice and parrhesia: reflective contributions on health, education and health education

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    Marcia Bastos de Sá

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Considerando que os campos profissionais da educação, da saúde e da educação em saúde implicam práticas destinadas ao governo das condutas dos indivíduos, desenvolvemos reflexão que visa contribuir para a problematização da formação profissional nesses campos. A partir de depoimento extraído de vídeo educativo que apresenta o tema do preconceito e do isolamento compulsório para portadores de hanseníase, tecemos considerações sobre a peculiaridade dos mecanismos de exclusão, conforme postulado por Michel Foucault, e apresentamos exemplos que evidenciam até que ponto esses mecanismos funcionaram, ainda recentemente, sobre os portadores da doença no Brasil. Retomando o fio dos eventos que levaram à mudança da denominação da doença - de lepra para hanseníase -, analisamos a luta empreendida por médico brasileiro contra o preconceito, alcançando uma reflexão de caráter ético, seguindo pistas das últimas investigações foucaultianas sobre o tema da constituição do sujeito moral e ativo, soberano de si mesmo.We consider that the professional fields of education, health and health education have practices that govern the conduct of individuals so we developed a reflection that aims to contribute towards problematizing professional training in these fields. Based on a testimony extracted from an educational video that presents the theme of prejudice and compulsory isolation for people with Hansen's disease, we discuss the peculiarity of the exclusion mechanisms, as postulated by Michel Foucault, and present examples that show to what extent these mechanisms have still functioned recently with those who have the disease in Brazil. Revisiting the events that led to the change of the disease's name - from leprosy to Hansen's disease - we analyzed the struggle of a Brazilian doctor against prejudice, making an ethical reflection following the clues of the Foucaultian investigations on the theme of the constitution of the

  11. Cloud processing of soluble gases

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    Laj, P.; Fuzzi, S.; Facchini, M. C.; Lind, J. A.; Orsi, G.; Preiss, M.; Maser, R.; Jaeschke, W.; Seyffer, E.; Helas, G.; Acker, K.; Wieprecht, W.; Möller, D.; Arends, B. G.; Mols, J. J.; Colvile, R. N.; Gallagher, M. W.; Beswick, K. M.; Hargreaves, K. J.; Storeton-West, R. L.; Sutton, M. A.

    Experimental data from the Great Dun Fell Cloud Experiment 1993 were used to investigate interactions between soluble gases and cloud droplets. Concentrations of H 2O 2, SO 2, CH 3COOOH, HCOOH, and HCHO were monitored at different sites within and downwind of a hill cap cloud and their temporal and spatial evolution during several cloud events was investigated. Significant differences were found between in-cloud and out-of-cloud concentrations, most of which could not be explained by simple dissolution into cloud droplets. Concentration patterns were analysed in relation to the chemistry of cloud droplets and the gas/liquid equilibrium. Soluble gases do not undergo similar behaviour: CH 3COOH simply dissolves in the aqueous phase and is outgassed upon cloud dissipation; instead, SO 2 is consumed by its reaction with H 2O 2. The behaviour of HCOOH is more complex because there is evidence for in-cloud chemical production. The formation of HCOOH interferes with the odd hydrogen cycle by enhancing the liquid-phase production of H 2O 2. The H 2O 2 concentration in cloud therefore results from the balance of consumption by oxidation of SO 2 in-cloud production, and the rate by which it is supplied to the system by entrainment of new air into the clouds.

  12. In vitro solubility assays in drug discovery.

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    Kerns, Edward H; Di, Li; Carter, Guy T

    2008-11-01

    The solubility of a compound depends on its structure and solution conditions. Structure determines the lipophilicity, hydrogen bonding, molecular volume, crystal energy and ionizability, which determine solubility. Solution conditions are affected by pH, co-solvents, additives, ionic strength, time and temperature. Many drug discovery experiments are conducted under "kinetic" solubility conditions. In drug discovery, solubility has a major impact on bioassays, formulation for in vivo dosing, and intestinal absorption. A good goal for the solubility of drug discovery compounds is >60 ug/mL. Equilibrium solubility assays can be conducted in moderate throughput, by incubating excess solid with buffer and agitating for several days, prior to filtration and HPLC quantitation. Kinetic solubility assays are performed in high throughput with shorter incubation times and high throughput analyses using plate readers. The most frequently used of these are the nephelometric assay and direct UV assay, which begin by adding a small volume of DMSO stock solution of each test compound to buffer. In nephelometry, this solution is serially diluted across a microtitre plate and undissolved particles are detected via light scattering. In direct UV, undissolved particles are separated by filtration, after which the dissolved material is quantitated using UV absorption. Equilibrium solubility is useful for preformulation. Kinetic solubility is useful for rapid compound assessment, guiding optimization via structure modification, and diagnosing bioassays. It is often useful to customize solubility experiments using conditions that answer specific research questions of drug discovery teams, such as compound selection and vehicle development for pharmacology and PK studies.

  13. Diagnóstico do dano físico e social após a alta medicamentosa das pessoas que tiveram hanseníase.

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    Nardi,Susilene Maria Tonelli

    2012-01-01

    Introdução: A hanseníase é uma doença crônica, infecto-contagiosa, insidiosa, tratável e crônica que provoca afecções dermatoneurológicas. As complicações decorrentes do comprometimento neurológico provocam seqüelas que freqüentemente atingem olhos, nariz, mãos e pés e se não tratados precocemente, evolui para deficiências físicas, por vezes irreversíveis e funcionalmente desastrosas para o indivíduo. No Brasil, o coeficiente de deficiências físicas graves e visíveis (Grau 2) no diagnóstico é...

  14. Caracterização dos macrófagos presentes nas lesões cutâneas da hanseníase: estudo por monoclonais

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    Euzenir Nunes Sarno

    1988-02-01

    Full Text Available As lesões cutâneas de 16 pacientes com hanseníase foram estudadas por imunofluorescência com anticorpos monoclonais anti-monócitos (OKM1 e anti-MO e anti-Ia (OKIa. Foi avaliada a atividade de fosfatase ácida utilizando-se naftol AS-B1 fosfato como substrato. Os macrófagos parecem constituir uma população heterogênea em relação aos antigenos estudados neste trabalho e quanto a atividade enzimática. Em todas as formas estudadas um grande número de células eram OKIa positivas.

  15. Meeting the privacy requirements for the development of a multi-centre patient registry in Canada: the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry.

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    Noonan, Vanessa K; Thorogood, Nancy P; Joshi, Phalgun B; Fehlings, Michael G; Craven, B Catharine; Linassi, Gary; Fourney, Daryl R; Kwon, Brian K; Bailey, Christopher S; Tsai, Eve C; Drew, Brian M; Ahn, Henry; Tsui, Deborah; Dvorak, Marcel F

    2013-05-01

    Privacy legislation addresses concerns regarding the privacy of personal information; however, its interpretation by research ethics boards has resulted in significant challenges to the collection, management, use and disclosure of personal health information for multi-centre research studies. This paper describes the strategy used to develop the national Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR) in accordance with privacy statutes and benchmarked against best practices. An analysis of the regional and national privacy legislation was conducted to determine the requirements for each of the 31 local RHSCIR sites and the national RHSCIR office. A national privacy and security framework was created for RHSCIR that includes a governance structure, standard operating procedures, training processes, physical and technical security and privacy impact assessments. The framework meets a high-water mark in ensuring privacy and security of personal health information nationally and may assist in the development of other national or international research initiatives.

  16. Meeting the Privacy Requirements for the Development of a Multi-Centre Patient Registry in Canada: The Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry

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    Noonan, Vanessa K.; Thorogood, Nancy P.; Joshi, Phalgun B.; Fehlings, Michael G.; Craven, B. Catharine; Linassi, Gary; Fourney, Daryl R.; Kwon, Brian K.; Bailey, Christopher S.; Tsai, Eve C.; Drew, Brian M.; Ahn, Henry; Tsui, Deborah; Dvorak, Marcel F.

    2013-01-01

    Privacy legislation addresses concerns regarding the privacy of personal information; however, its interpretation by research ethics boards has resulted in significant challenges to the collection, management, use and disclosure of personal health information for multi-centre research studies. This paper describes the strategy used to develop the national Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR) in accordance with privacy statutes and benchmarked against best practices. An analysis of the regional and national privacy legislation was conducted to determine the requirements for each of the 31 local RHSCIR sites and the national RHSCIR office. A national privacy and security framework was created for RHSCIR that includes a governance structure, standard operating procedures, training processes, physical and technical security and privacy impact assessments. The framework meets a high-water mark in ensuring privacy and security of personal health information nationally and may assist in the development of other national or international research initiatives. PMID:23968640

  17. Inventory parameters

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    Sharma, Sanjay

    2017-01-01

    This book provides a detailed overview of various parameters/factors involved in inventory analysis. It especially focuses on the assessment and modeling of basic inventory parameters, namely demand, procurement cost, cycle time, ordering cost, inventory carrying cost, inventory stock, stock out level, and stock out cost. In the context of economic lot size, it provides equations related to the optimum values. It also discusses why the optimum lot size and optimum total relevant cost are considered to be key decision variables, and uses numerous examples to explain each of these inventory parameters separately. Lastly, it provides detailed information on parameter estimation for different sectors/products. Written in a simple and lucid style, it offers a valuable resource for a broad readership, especially Master of Business Administration (MBA) students.

  18. Prediction of water solubilities for selected PCDDs/PCCDFs with COSMO-RS model

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    Oleszek-Kudlak, S.; Grabda, M.; Shibata, E.; Nakamura, T. [Inst. of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan); Rosik-Dulewska, C. [Inst. of Environmental Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze (Poland)

    2004-09-15

    Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) are well identified contaminants ubiquitous in the environment. Of the various parameters that affect the fate and behavior of environmental organic compounds, water solubility is one of the most important. However, when we are studying the aqueous behavior of organic chemicals, we should also take into consideration and evaluate several parameters (temperature, salinity, dissolved organic matter) influencing their solubility. Among the 210 congeners (mono- to octa-chlorinated) of PCDDs and PCDFs, water solubility values are available for a few congeners only. The reported aqueous solubilities of PCDDs and PCDFs are often scattered, despite most of them having been measured by the generator column method, recognized as the most accurate for the determination of the water solubility of hydrophobic organic chemicals. These discrepancies reflect an important problem associated with difficulties in the preparation of the saturated solution and in the analytical measurements, particularly of compounds with a solubility below 1 ppb. In practice, the high cost of the experimental determinations also limits the field of research. In recent years, investigators have developed a number of calculational methods to predict the water solubility of organic chemicals. One of them is the Conductor-like Screening Model for Real Solvents (COSMO-RS) introduced by Klamt et al. This model was successfully used for finding the solubilities of chlorobenzenes (ClBZs) at a wider range of temperatures (from 5 to 60 C) and in a salty environment. In this study, we have applied COSMO-RS to determine the aqueous solubilities of 19 PCDDs/ PCDFs at 25 C. Additionally, we measured the solubilities of 7 PCDDs/PCDFs using the generator column method at 25 C. We used these data and those available from the literature to estimate the accuracy of the COSMO-RS calculations.

  19. Explaining Ionic Liquid Water Solubility in Terms of Cation and Anion Hydrophobicity

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    Johannes Ranke

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The water solubility of salts is ordinarily dictated by lattice energy and ion solvation. However, in the case of low melting salts also known as ionic liquids, lattice energy is immaterial and differences in hydrophobicity largely account for differences in their water solubility. In this contribution, the activity coefficients of ionic liquids in water are split into cation and anion contributions by regression against cation hydrophobicity parameters that are experimentally determined by reversed phase liquid chromatography. In this way, anion hydrophobicity parameters are derived, as well as an equation to estimate water solubilities for cation-anion combinations for which the water solubility has not been measured. Thus, a new pathway to the quantification of aqueous ion solvation is shown, making use of the relative weakness of interactions between ionic liquid ions as compared to their hydrophobicities.

  20. Effects of pH, temperature and osmolality on the level and composition of soluble N in feedstuffs for ruminants.

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    Jonge, de L.H.; Spek, J.W.; Laar, van H.; Dijkstra, J.

    2009-01-01

    Solubility of N is an important parameter in many protein evaluation systems for ruminants. The influence of different rumen conditions, such as pH, osmolality and temperature of solvents, on solubility of N compounds in various animal feed ingredients was examined in two experiments. In the first e