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Drought vulnerability and risk assessment in India: Sensitivity analysis and comparison of aggregation techniques.

J Environ Manage 2021 Sep 8;299:113689. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, 400076, India.

Long term drought management requires proper assessment and characterization of drought hazard, vulnerability and risk. This is particularly important for an agriculture-dependent, highly-populated, developing country such as India. However, the regulation of drought vulnerability and drought risk assessment in the country is mostly region-specific and ad-hoc, considering only a limited number of vulnerability indicators. Read More

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September 2021

A holistic study on fluoride-contaminated groundwater models and its widespread effects in healthcare and irrigation.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Sep 15. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Technology, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 382426, India.

Groundwater is a key resource in the world. Its importance is often undermined, despite the various applications which include irrigation, drinking, sanitation, and industrial uses. One of the contaminants of groundwater is fluoride or the fluorine ion. Read More

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September 2021

Postanaesthetic Aseptic Palatal Necrosis - A Case Report.

Ann Maxillofac Surg 2021 Jan-Jun;11(1):173-175. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, Nepal.

Rationale: In dentistry, the most common procedure to be applied is administration of a local anaesthetic agent. It is impossible to practice dentistry without local anaesthesia. In the oral cavity, the palatal mucosa is tightly adherent to the palatal bone and there is little space for anaesthetic solution to be deposited. Read More

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Practical Review of the Management of Animal Bites.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2021 Sep 9;9(9):e3778. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Animal bites are common worldwide. Due to the plethora of animals, there are diverse pathogens with specific associated risks and treatment algorithms. It is crucial to understand these to develop and execute appropriate management plans. Read More

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September 2021

Effects of different salt sources and salinity levels on emergence and seedling growth of faba bean genotypes.

Sci Rep 2021 Sep 14;11(1):18198. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation, Faculty of Agriculture, Akdeniz University, Campus, 07058, Antalya, Turkey.

Suitability of poor quality water for irrigation depends on salinity level and solute concentration in the water and selected crop. Salt stress is a major potential constraint for faba bean. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of different Cl- and SO-containing salt sources in irrigation water with different salinity levels on emergence, early seedling growth and photosynthetic capacity of six faba bean genotypes. Read More

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September 2021

Study on the hydrothermal coupling characteristics of polyurethane insulation boards slope protection structure incorporating phase change effect.

Sci Rep 2021 Sep 14;11(1):18195. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

College of Construction Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun, 130012, China.

The canals are essential for agricultural irrigation, shipping and industry as important hydraulic infrastructure. In the seasonal freeze regions, the water conveyance canals are damaged due to the effects of freeze-thaw cycles. The freeze depth of soil in the water transfer canal varies considerably due to changes in temperature and water content. Read More

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September 2021

The Effect of Very Low Concentrations of Ethanol on Microvascular Artery and Vein Anastomosis: An Experimental Study.

J Invest Surg 2021 Sep 14:1-11. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This study investigated the effect of very low concentrations of ethanol on artery and vein anastomosis. Also, it was aimed to determine the appropriate ethanol concentration to be used in vasospasm.

Methods: Rats were divided into five groups of eight rats, each group, as follows: Group i: saline; Group ii: 2. Read More

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September 2021

Transport and environmental risks of perfluoroalkyl acids in a large irrigation and drainage system for agricultural production.

Environ Int 2021 Sep 11;157:106856. Epub 2021 Sep 11.

State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100085, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China.

The quality of irrigation water and drainage water is essential for local ecosystem and human health in agricultural regions. In this study, the transport analysis, source identification, and environmental risk assessment of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) were conducted in the largest irrigation area in northern China. The concentrations of the total PFAAs (ΣPFAA) ranged from 41. Read More

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September 2021

Assessment of the regional agricultural water-land Nexus in China: A green-blue water perspective.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Sep 9;804:150192. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

College of Agricultural Science and Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China. Electronic address:

An appropriate agricultural water-land nexus can help to effectively take advantage of limited water and land resources, which is of great significance for guaranteeing food security. An R index was proposed to evaluate the regional agricultural water-land nexus from a green-blue water perspective in the current paper. The effects of irrigation on the agricultural water-land nexus were revealed for the first time based on this index in evaluations of all (R) and irrigated (R) arable land in the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities (PAMs) of China during 1999-2018. Read More

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September 2021

Copula-based framework for integrated evaluation of water quality and quantity: A case study of Yihe River, China.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Sep 4;804:150075. Epub 2021 Sep 4.

Key Laboratory of Efficient Irrigation-Drainage and Agricultural Soil-Water Environment in Southern China (Ministry of Education), College of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China.

Water quantity and quality are two key factors affecting the performance of integrated watershed management. Conventional water resources assessment of rivers often deals with water quantity and quality separately. However, how to make an objective and impartial assessment of water resources by incorporating both water quantity and quality remains unclear, especially in watersheds with significant human activity impacts and high spatiotemporal variations in flows. Read More

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September 2021

Sodium alginate nanocomposite based efficient system for the removal of organic and inorganic pollutants from wastewater.

Int J Biol Macromol 2021 Sep 11. Epub 2021 Sep 11.

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia; Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

An effective and selective catalytic system based on cerium oxide-stannous oxide (CeO-SnO) wrapped Na-alginate hydrogel was developed for the selective reduction of potassium ferricyanide (K[Fe(CN)]). Na-alginate hydrogel was used as a reacting container for CeO-SnO nanoparticles. The Na-alginate wrapped CeO-SnO (Alg/CeO-SnO) was applied as a catalyst and examined toward the reduction of several hazardous pollutants, such as nitrophenols, dyes and K[Fe(CN)]. Read More

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September 2021

Comparing the efficacy of sinus irrigation with traditional Caldwell-Luc procedure following odontogenic cyst surgery involving the maxillary sinus.

Sci Rep 2021 Sep 13;11(1):18136. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China.

A large maxillary odontogenic cyst could intrude into the maxillary sinus. The traditional approach following surgery for such a cyst is the Caldwell-Luc procedure. However, the traditional CDL procedure is associated with more complications and damage of the sinus mucosa. Read More

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September 2021

Modeling of an irrigation system in a virtual physical space.

Math Biosci Eng 2021 Aug;18(5):6841-6856

Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria.

One of the major challenges that smart agriculture is expected to address is the efficient use of water resources. The conservation and the efficient use of clean water is a long-term strategy worldwide. Modeling of smart agriculture systems is an important factor because the processes there are very slow and sometimes it takes a year or more for a full crop cycle. Read More

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New indices system for quantifying the nexus between economic-social development, natural resources consumption, and environmental pollution in China during 1978-2018.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Sep 8;804:150180. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China.

It is meaningful to study how China can maintain the sustainable utilization of natural resources and the continuous improvement of environmental conditions while ensuring the stable development of the economy and society. In this study, a new indices system was proposed for the analysis of nexus among social-economic-natural resource-environment complex systems following the DPSIR (Driving Force - Pressure - State - Impact - Respond) framework, CCD (Coupling Coordination Degree) analysis and VAR (Vector Auto-Regressive) model were applied for quantifying the synergy and trade-off of China in the nexus framework. Results showed that: (1) Although China's rapid development has caused big consumption of natural resources and increasing pollutants discharges during 1978-2018, China has not got into trouble of extreme resource depletion and ecosystem collapse. Read More

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September 2021

The Effect of Photodynamic Therapy on the Smear Layer Removal: a Scanning Electron Microscopic Study.

J Dent (Shiraz) 2021 Sep;22(3):162-168

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Statement Of The Problem: The efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in smear layer removal compared to the currently accepted protocol is not well established.

Purpose: This study aims to evaluate the effect of PDT on smear layer removal from human root canal compared to combined use of irrigation solutions including sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid (EDTA) by scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

Materials And Method: In this study, straight roots from 48 extracted human maxillary incisors and canines were selected and decoronated. Read More

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September 2021

Atraumatic Pyogenic Extensor Tenosynovitis of the Extensor Digitorum Longus.

Cureus 2021 Aug 6;13(8):e16952. Epub 2021 Aug 6.

Department of Orthopedics, Heiden Orthopedics, Park City, USA.

Pyogenic tenosynovitis occurs almost exclusively in the flexor tendons of distal extremities, more commonly in the hand/wrist than the ankle/foot. Most commonly documented in the literature of the rarer extensor pyogenic tenosynovitis are case reports in the upper extremities caused by atypical bacteria or fungi, with only two cases caused by Staphylococcus aureus. It is rare for isolated tenosynovitis to occur in the extensor tendons of the lower extremity in a patient with no known trauma, IV drug use, or significant comorbidities. Read More

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First Aid for Pool Chemical Exposure: A Narrative Review.

Cureus 2021 Jul 30;13(7):e16755. Epub 2021 Jul 30.

Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.

Over 4500 visits to emergency departments related to pool chemical exposures occur annually in the United States, and it is likely that many more go unreported. Injury can occur due to sensitivity to standard chemical concentrations in pools (such as with opening one's eyes underwater), accidental exposure to super-concentrated chemicals (such as malfunction of a pool chlorinator), or accidental inhalation of fumes while opening the storage container for chlorination tablets. Therefore, first aid care has the potential to significantly limit morbidity. Read More

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Effects of drip tape modes on soil hydrothermal conditions and cotton yield ( L.) under machine-harvest patterns.

PeerJ 2021 23;9:e12004. Epub 2021 Aug 23.

Shihezi University, Key Laboratory of Modern Water-Saving Irrigation of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, Shihezhi, Xinjiang, China.

Background: The layout of drip tapes under mulch has changed in Xinjiang, China, with the development of machine-harvest cotton ( L.) planting technology. This study aims to demonstrate the effects of drip tape modes on soil hydrothermal conditions, cotton yield, and water use efficiency (WUE) of machine-harvest cotton under mulch in Xinjiang. Read More

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Characterization of A4, an Almond-Derived Plant Growth-Promoting Endophyte.

Front Microbiol 2021 25;12:687971. Epub 2021 Aug 25.

Sierra Nevada Research Institute, University of California, Merced, Merced, CA, United States.

The rapidly increasing global population and anthropogenic climate change have created intense pressure on agricultural systems to produce increasingly more food under steadily challenging environmental conditions. Simultaneously, industrial agriculture is negatively affecting natural and agricultural ecosystems because of intensive irrigation and fertilization to fully utilize the potential of high-yielding cultivars. Growth-promoting microbes that increase stress tolerance and crop yield could be a useful tool for helping mitigate these problems. Read More

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Prevention and Treatment of Hardware-Related Infections in Deep Brain Stimulation Surgeries: A Retrospective and Historical Controlled Study.

Front Hum Neurosci 2021 26;15:707816. Epub 2021 Aug 26.

Department of Functional Neurosurgery, Beijing Institute of Functional Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Background: Hardware-related infection in deep brain stimulation (DBS) is one of the most commonly reported complications frequently resulting in the removal of implantable pulse generator (IPG).

Objective: The aim of this study was to establish a useful strategy to better prevent and treat those infections and to improve the preservation rates of IPG.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective and historical controlled study of all adult patients (≥18 years old) who had undergone initial DBS implantation at a single center. Read More

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Multifunctional Irrigation-Assisted Vacuum Drainage versus Traditional Drainage in the Treatment of Odontogenic Deep Fascial Infection: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Infect Drug Resist 2021 2;14:3571-3580. Epub 2021 Sep 2.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, 310009, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: Odontogenic deep fascial space infection in the head and neck is a common potentially fatal clinical problem. Traditional drainage method is considered laborious and gravity-dependent. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the clinical effect of a modified multifunctional irrigation-assisted vacuum drainage (MIVD) by comparing it with the traditional drainage method in the treatment of odontogenic deep fascial infection. Read More

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September 2021

Shifts in biochemical and physiological responses by the inoculation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Triticum aestivum growing under drought conditions.

J Sci Food Agric 2021 Sep 12. Epub 2021 Sep 12.

Centro de Investigación en Micorrizas y Sustentabilidad Agroambiental, CIMYSA, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.

Background: A decrease in rainfall is one of the main constraints on wheat production, but the association of wheat with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) may be an alternative for crop production under drought conditions. Here, we used three wheat cultivars (Purple, Ilustre and Maxi Baer) inoculated with two AMF strains, one obtained from the hyperarid Atacama Desert (northern Chile; Fm) and the other obtained from southern Chile (Cc). Plants were maintained under two irrigation conditions (normal irrigation and drought), and the physiological behaviour and enzymatic and nonenzymatic antioxidant activities in the shoots were determined. Read More

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September 2021

A new approach to suppress methane emissions from rice cropping systems using ethephon.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Sep 7;804:150159. Epub 2021 Sep 7.

Division of Applied Life Science (BK 21 plus program), Graduate School, Gyeongsang National University (GNU), Jinju-city 52828, South Korea; Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences (IALS), Gyeongsang National University (GNU), Jinju-city 52828, South Korea. Electronic address:

Rice is the main staple food for more than half of the world's population. Yet, rice cultivation is subjected to criticism because of its important role in methane (CH) emissions. Although several agronomic practices such as controlled irrigation and conservation tillage have been widely adopted to mitigate CH emissions from rice cultivation, the benefits gained by these practices are highly dependent on site-specific soil and climate conditions, and often offset by yield reduction. Read More

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September 2021

A Novel Technique for Treating Early Deep Surgical Site Infection After Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Instrumentation.

World Neurosurg 2021 Sep 9. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

Department of Spine Surgery, Zhongda Hospital, School of Medicine, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. Electronic address:

Objective: To introduce a novel technique of using incisional vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) following one-stage incision suture combined with closed suction irrigation system (CSIS) for treating early deep surgical site infection (SSI) after posterior lumbar fusion with instrumentation and to compare it with traditional CSIS.

Methods: This was a retrospective study. Patients with early deep SSI after posterior lumbar fusion with instrumentation from January 2013 to May 2020 who were treated by meticulous debridement followed by either CSIS or incisional VAC following one-stage incision suture combined with CSIS were identified. Read More

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September 2021

Do soil cadmium concentrations decline after phosphate fertiliser application is stopped: A comparison of long-term pasture trials in New Zealand?

Sci Total Environ 2021 Sep 4;804:150047. Epub 2021 Sep 4.

AgResearch, Lincoln Science Centre, Private Bag 4749, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand.

Decreasing soil cadmium (Cd) is one method of removing Cd from the food chain. Phosphorus (P) fertilisers are a major source of Cd inputs into soil. Stopping P fertiliser should theoretically decrease Cd inputs and soil Cd accumulation, but there are few field data to show if this occurs. Read More

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September 2021

Conservation agricultural practices for minimizing ammonia volatilization and maximizing wheat productivity.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Sep 10. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

Centre for Environment Science and Climate Resilient Agriculture (CESCRA), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 110012, India.

A large amount of ammonia volatilization from the agricultural system causes environmental problems and increases production costs. Conservation agriculture has emerged as an alternate and sustainable crop production system. Therefore, in the present study, ammonia losses from different agricultural practices were evaluated for the wheat crop under different tillage practices. Read More

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September 2021

Soil heavy metal pollution source analysis based on the land use type in Fengdong District of Xi'an, China.

Environ Monit Assess 2021 Sep 10;193(10):643. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

School of Land Engineering, Chang'an University, Xi'an, 710054, China.

The soil environment imposes a great influence on human health. Soil heavy metal pollution caused by human activities is an important part of environmental problems in urban areas. Due to an inadequate infrastructure, imperfect management, and intensive human activities, the sources of heavy metals in urban fringe areas are often more complicated than those in other areas, such as mining areas and agricultural irrigation areas. Read More

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September 2021

Ultrasonic Device Complications in Endodontics: An Analysis of Adverse Events From the Food and Drug Administration Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience.

Authors:
S Craig Rhodes

J Patient Saf 2021 Sep 9. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

From the Department of Endodontics, Center for Advanced Dental Education, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Objectives: The author conducted a study to determine the frequency and types of adverse events associated with endodontic ultrasonic devices as reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database. Read More

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September 2021

Pulsatile Lavage Improves Tibial Cement Penetration and Implant Stability in Medial Unicompartmental Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Study.

J Knee Surg 2021 Sep 10. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

Laboratory of Biomechanics and Implant Research, Center for Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany.

Cemented unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) shows good survivorship and function. However, implant failure, causing the need for revision, can occur. Aseptic loosening is still among the most common reasons for revision. Read More

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September 2021

Spatial distribution and human health risk assessment of soil heavy metals based on sequential Gaussian simulation and positive matrix factorization model: A case study in irrigation area of the Yellow River.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2021 Sep 8;225:112752. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, PR China. Electronic address:

The content of Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn, Cr, Ni and As from 250 soil samples was measured in agricultural soil of Ningxia section of the Yellow River. Positive matrix factorization (PMF) was to identify the main sources of these heavy metals; Sequential Gaussian Simulation (SGS) was to identify their spatial distribution and high-risk areas; and Human Health risk (HHR) model was to measure the health risk. Results showed that the average content of Cd and As exceeds the risk screening value of "Soil Environmental Quality-Agricultural Land Soil Pollution Risk Control Standard" (GB 15618-2018), which belongs to slight-level pollution. Read More

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September 2021