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Bivas Panigrahi, Chang-Hung Lu, Neha Ghayal, Chia-Yuan Chen
The zebrafish sperm activation profoundly depends upon the homogeneous mixing of the sperm cells with its diluent in a quick succession as it alters the cell's extracellular medium and initiates their motility. Manual stirring, the traditional method for zebrafish sperm activation is tedious, time-consuming, and has a poor outcome. In this aspect, an artificial cilia embedded serpentine microfluidic is designed through which hydrodynamic factors of the microfluidic environment can be precisely regulated to harness uniform mixing, hence ensuring a superior sperm activation...
March 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Kaichen Dong, Hwan Sung Choe, Xi Wang, Huili Liu, Bivas Saha, Changhyun Ko, Yang Deng, Kyle B Tom, Shuai Lou, Letian Wang, Costas P Grigoropoulos, Zheng You, Jie Yao, Junqiao Wu
Micro-electromechanical (MEM) switches, with advantages such as quasi-zero leakage current, emerge as attractive candidates for overcoming the physical limits of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) devices. To practically integrate MEM switches into CMOS circuits, two major challenges must be addressed: sub 1 V operating voltage to match the voltage levels in current circuit systems and being able to deliver at least millions of operating cycles. However, existing sub 1 V mechanical switches are mostly subject to significant body bias and/or limited lifetimes, thus failing to meet both limitations simultaneously...
February 26, 2018: Small
Josely Correa Koury, Astrogildo Vianna de Oliveira-Junior, Mariana Ribeiro Costa Portugal, Karla de Jesus Fernandes de Oliveira, Carmen Marino Donangelo
Phase angle (PA) is derived from resistance and reactance determined by bioimpedance analysis (BIA) and it appears to relate to cellular stability and integrity. Interpretation of PA values could be complemented by bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA), which relates to body hydration and structure. Body composition, age, sex, and nutrients are known to stabilize cell membranes, such as zinc, have been related to PA although information is scarce in adolescent athletes. The aim of the present study was to assess the association of body composition, skeletal maturity and zinc biochemical indices with phase angle and bioelectrical impedance parameters, in forty male adolescent soccer athletes (13...
March 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Elena Mereu, Valeria Succa, Roberto Buffa, Cinzia Sanna, Rosa Maria Mereu, Olga Catte, Elisabetta Marini
PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH: To analyse body composition of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) using total body and localized specific bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (specific BIVA). METHOD: 127 patients (50 men, 78.2±6.3years; 77 women, 81.4±6.8years) with mild to moderate stages of AD were selected from the Geriatric Division, SS. Trinità Hospital of Cagliari (Italy). A sample of 135 healthy age-matched individuals (74 men, 77.4±5.3years; 61 women, 80...
February 2018: Experimental Gerontology
Edgar Dehesa-López, Jesús Israel Martínez-Felix, Arturo Ruiz-Ramos, Ximena Atilano-Carsi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: No universally accepted diagnostic criteria for malnutrition are available to date. The aim was to assess the concordance for the diagnosis of hospital malnutrition between the bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) and the new definition of malnutrition proposed by the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN). METHODS: A total of 140 adult hospitalized patients were included. The malnutrition risk was assessed by the Nutritional Risk Screening...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
Elia Muñoz-Pérez, María De Los Ángeles Espinosa-Cuevas, Paola Vanessa Miranda-Alatriste, Ricardo Correa-Rotter, Ximena Atilano-Carsi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Protein energy wasting (PEW) is a common syndrome in patients with chronic kidney disease, related to changes in hydration status, decreased food intake and inflammation. There are several tools for the assessment and diagnosis of such alterations. Bioimpedance vector analysis (BIVA) assess the state of nutrition and hydration, but not the inflammatory component, while the malnutrition inflammation score (MIS) comprises the inflammatory and nutritional factors, but not the state of hydration...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Cira Santillán-Díaz, Noemi Ramírez-Sánchez, Rolando Espinosa-Morales, Arturo Orea-Tejeda, Luis Llorente, Gerardo Rodríguez-Guevara, Lilia Castillo-Martínez
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients frequently have changes in their body composition, with a decrease in muscle mass and an increase in fat mass, a syndrome that is termed rheumatoid cachexia (RC). The prevalence of this nutritional alteration is not well known; there is as yet no consensus, seeing as it depends on the methods, techniques, and cutoff points that are used for its diagnosis. The main aim of this study was to identify RC through assessment by bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) and its association with metabolic causes, physical function, and the main disease status, among others...
March 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Roseli Borges Donegá Toffano, Elaine Hillesheim, Ana Vitoria Barban Margutti, José Simon Camelo Junior, Ivan Savioli Ferraz, Luiz Antonio Del Ciampo, Jacqueline Pontes Monteiro
OBJECTIVE: Bioelectrical impedance vectorial analysis (BIVA) can be considered a favorable method for evaluation and monitoring of nutritional and hydration status without assumptions regarding body composition or requirement of prediction formulas. The present study aimed to determine bivariate tolerance intervals of the whole-body impedance vector for healthy term infants aged 1 to 3 months. METHODS: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study. Anthropometric and bioelectrical impedance data (800 mA-50 kHz) were obtained...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Giacomo Strapazzon, Matiram Pun, Tomas Dal Cappello, Emily Procter, Piergiorgio Lochner, Hermann Brugger, Antonio Piccoli
Strapazzon, Giacomo, Matiram Pun, Tomas Dal Cappello, Emily Procter, Piergiorgio Lochner, Hermann Brugger, and Antonio Piccoli. Total body water dynamics estimated with bioelectrical impedance vector analysis and B-type natriuretic peptide after exposure to hypobaric hypoxia: A field study. High Alt Med Biol. 18:000-000, 2017.-The relationship between total body water (TBW) dynamics and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), a stable metabolite of B-type natriuretic peptide, during acute high altitude exposure is not known...
October 16, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
Francesco Massari, Pietro Scicchitano, Angela Potenza, Marco Sassara, Mariella Sanasi, Mariarosa Liccese, Marco Matteo Ciccone, Pasquale Caldarola
Pregnancy may predispose to paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), in subjects with or without identifiable heart disease. Many physiological conditions such as autonomic nervous system changes, altered systemic hemodynamics, etc. can contribute to the onset of arrhythmias during pregnancy. Some cases reported the occurrence of arrhythmias in relation to systemic fluid variations. We report the case of a pregnant woman who experienced SVT due to fluid depletion, detected by bioimpedance vector analysis (BIVA), which was successfully treated by water repletion under tight BIVA monitoring...
August 19, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
I C R Cardoso, M A Aredes, G V Chaves
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) has been considered a promising technique in monitoring the nutritional and hydration status of patients with different types of diseases. The aim of this study was to assess the nutritional status provided by direct parameters of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), BIVA and phase angle (PA), in patients with cervical and endometrial cancer undergoing surgical treatment, associating to other parameters of nutritional status and surgical outcomes...
November 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Melissa J Krauss, Biva Rajbhandari, Shaina J Sowles, Edward L Spitznagel, Patricia Cavazos-Rehg
INTRODUCTION: With more states legalizing marijuana use, the marijuana industry has grown, introducing a variety of marijuana products. Our study explores the use of multiple marijuana products (poly-marijuana use) and the characteristics associated with this behavior. METHODS: Past-month marijuana users aged 18-34years were surveyed online via an existing online panel (n=2444). Participants answered questions about past-month use of three types of marijuana (plant-based, concentrates, edibles), marijuana use patterns, and driving after use...
December 2017: Addictive Behaviors
Bivas Biswas, Deepak Dabkara, Sandip Ganguly, E Prasad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: National Medical Journal of India
Juan Zhang, Xinchun Yang
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of bivalirudin (Biva) versus heparin in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain controversial. Our meta-analysis was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Biva compared with those of heparin in patients with diabetes undergoing PCI. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Clinical databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Suman Saha, Arindam Mishra, E Padmanaban, Sourav K Bhowmick, Prodyot K Roy, Bivas Dam, Syamal K Dana
We propose a set of general coupling conditions to select a coupling profile (a set of coupling matrices) from the linear flow matrix of dynamical systems for realizing global stability of complete synchronization (CS) in identical systems and robustness to parameter perturbation. The coupling matrices define the coupling links between any two oscillators in a network that consists of a conventional diffusive coupling link (self-coupling link) as well as a cross-coupling link. The addition of a selective cross-coupling link in particular plays constructive roles that ensure the global stability of synchrony and furthermore enables robustness of synchrony against small to nonsmall parameter perturbation...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
Katarzyna Kosałka, Ewelina Wachowska, Robert Słotwiński
The problem of diagnosing nutritional status disorders in septic patients remains unresolved. This is associated with the necessity of the introduction of newer and newer methods of assessing nutritional status, often requiring precise and expensive equipment as well as employment of professionals in this field in hospital wards, primarily including intensive care units (ICU). Methods that have been applied thus far for assessing nutritional status, also used in severely ill septic patients, have little impact on improving treatment results...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
Oleg Dolkart, Ofir Chechik, Assaf Bivas, Tamar Brosh, Michael Drexler, Zachary Weinerman, Eran Maman
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic rotator cuff (RC) repair incorporates suture anchors to secure torn RC tendons to the greater tuberosity (GT) bone. RC repair strength depends on the anchor-bone interface and on the quality of the GT. We evaluated the effect of single and multiple corticosteroid injections on the pullout strength of suture anchors. METHODS: Fifty rats were divided into those receiving saline solution injection (control group), a single methylprednisolone acetate (MTA) injection (MTA1 group), or 3 once-weekly MTA injections (MTA3 group)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Marta Carrasco-Marginet, Jorge Castizo-Olier, Lara Rodríguez-Zamora, Xavier Iglesias, Ferran A Rodríguez, Diego Chaverri, Daniel Brotons, Alfredo Irurtia
PURPOSE: The assessment of body hydration is a complex process, and no measurement is valid for all situations. Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) has emerged as a relatively novel technique for assessing hydration status in sports. We applied BIVA a) to determine hydration changes evoked by an intense synchronized swimming (SS) training session; b) to characterize the sample of young elite swimmers in relation with a nonathletic reference population; and c) to generate its 50%, 75% and 95% percentiles of the bioelectrical variables...
2017: PloS One
Bivas Rana, Yasuhiro Fukuma, Katsuya Miura, Hiromasa Takahashi, YoshiChika Otani
Voltage or electric field induced magnetization dynamics promises low power spintronics devices. For successful operation of some spintronics devices such as magnetic oscillators and magnetization switching devices a clear understanding of nonlinear magnetization dynamics is required. Here, we report a detailed experimental and micromagnetic simulation study about the effect of excitation power on voltage induced local magnetization dynamics in an ultrathin CoFeB film. Experimental results show that the resonance line-width and frequency remains constant, whereas cone angle of the magnetization precession increases linearly with square-root of excitation power below threshold value, known as linear excitation regime...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
Bivas Biswas, Sandip Ganguly, Joydeep Ghosh, Prasad E, Deepak Dabkara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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