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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148717/raman-spectroscopy-of-single-light-absorbing-carbonaceous-particles-levitated-in-air-using-an-annular-laser-beam
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Masaru Uraoka, Keisuke Maegawa, Shoji Ishizaka
A laser trapping technique is a powerful means to investigate the physical and chemical properties of single aerosol particles in a non-contact manner. However, optical trapping of strongly light-absorbing particles such as black carbon or soot is quite difficult because the repulsive force caused by heat is orders of magnitude larger than the attractive force of radiation pressure. In this study, a laser trapping and Raman microspectroscopy system using an annular laser beam was constructed to achieve non-contact levitation of single light-absorbing particles in air...
November 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148140/haemodynamic-effects-of-an-acute-vasodilator-challenge-in-heart-failure-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-different-forms-of-post-capillary-pulmonary-hypertension
#2
Stefano Ghio, Gabriele Crimi, Pier Luigi Temporelli, Egidio Traversi, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Antonia Cannito, Dario Vizza, Laura Scelsi, Claudia Raineri, Marco Guazzi, Luigi Oltrona Visconti
AIMS: The most recent European guidelines have proposed new definitions of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in left heart disease, to better approach the characteristics required to reflect the presence of pulmonary vascular disease. The purpose of this study was to assess whether different haemodynamic definitions of post-capillary PH imply a different reversibility of PH in response to acute vasodilator administration in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction and PH (HFrEF-PH)...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148023/fluid-structure-interaction-model-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-circulation-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Jessica G Y Luc, Clifford A Pierre, Kevin Phan, Yashar S Vahedein, Alexander S Liberson, William K Cornwell, Steven J Phillips, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili
PURPOSE: The current 1-dimensional fluid structure interaction model (FSI) for understanding cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation requires pulsatility as a precondition and has not been applied to patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) where pulsatility is chronically reduced. Our study aims to characterize the behavior of CSF pressure and flow in patients with CF-LVADs using a computational FSI model. METHODS: Utilizing the computational FSI model, CSF production in choroid plexuses of the 4 ventricles was specified as a boundary condition for the model...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147693/using-evaporation-to-control-capillary-instabilities-in-micro-systems
#4
Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar, Gianluca Laghezza, Julia M Yeomans, Dominic Vella
The instabilities of fluid interfaces represent both a limitation and an opportunity for the fabrication of small-scale devices. Just as non-uniform capillary pressures can destroy micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS), so they can guide the assembly of novel solid and fluid structures. In many such applications the interface appears during an evaporation process and is therefore only present temporarily. It is commonly assumed that this evaporation simply guides the interface through a sequence of equilibrium configurations, and that the rate of evaporation only sets the timescale of this sequence...
November 17, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142012/a-transcatheter-interatrial-shunt-device-for-the-treatment-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-reduce-lap-hf-i-a-phase-2-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Ted Feldman, Laura Mauri, Rami Kahwash, Sheldon Litwin, Mark J Ricciardi, Pim van der Harst, Martin Penicka, Peter S Fail, David M Kaye, Mark C Petrie, Anupam Basuray, Scott L Hummel, Rhondalyn Forde-McLean, Christopher D Nielsen, Scott Lilly, Joseph M Massaro, Daniel Burkhoff, Sanjiv J Shah
Background -In non-randomized, open-label studies, a transcatheter interatrial shunt device (IASD, Corvia Medical) was associated with lower pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), less symptoms, and greater quality of life and exercise capacity in patients with heart failure (HF) and mid-range or preserved ejection fraction (EF ≥ 40%). We conducted the first randomized, sham-controlled trial to evaluate the IASD in HF with EF ≥ 40%. Methods -REDUCE LAP-HF I was a phase 2, randomized, parallel-group, blinded multicenter trial in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or ambulatory class IV HF, EF ≥ 40%, exercise PCWP ≥ 25 mmHg, and PCWP-right atrial pressure gradient ≥ 5 mmHg...
November 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139361/angiokeratoma-of-the-glans-penis
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Bryce D Beutler, Philip R Cohen
Angiokeratomas are benign vascular lesions characterized by ectatic blood vessels in the papillary dermis with overlying acanthosis and hyperkeratosis, often occurring as idiopathic scrotal tumor and rarely as penile lesions. Twelve men, including our case of a 58-year-old white man, have been reported with angiokeratomas of the glans penis. The lesions typically present as asymptomatic dome-shaped papules ranging in size from 0.5 to 5 mm and present as red, purple, blue, or black lesions along the penile coronal rim...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136817/rapid-quantification-of-persulfate-in-aqueous-systems-using-a-modified-hplc-unit
#7
Abbas Baalbaki, Nagham Zein Eddine, Saly Jaber, Maya Amasha, Antoine Ghauch
Existing analytical techniques used for the quantification of persulfate (PS) in water mostly rely on polarography, reductometry or spectrophotometry. Although acceptable to a certain extent, these methods did not satisfy environmental chemists seeking rapid, reproducible and accurate quantification of PS upon the application of ISCO and AOPs technologies. Accordingly, a novel flow injection/spectroscopy analytical technique is developed via the use of an HPLC coupled to bypass capillary columns and a DAD detector...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133919/integrating-sans-and-fluid-invasion-methods-to-characterize-pore-structure-of-typical-american-shale-oil-reservoirs
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Jianhua Zhao, Zhijun Jin, Qinhong Hu, Zhenkui Jin, Troy J Barber, Yuxiang Zhang, Markus Bleuel
An integration of small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), low-pressure N2 physisorption (LPNP), and mercury injection capillary pressure (MICP) methods was employed to study the pore structure of four oil shale samples from leading Niobrara, Wolfcamp, Bakken, and Utica Formations in USA. Porosity values obtained from SANS are higher than those from two fluid-invasion methods, due to the ability of neutrons to probe pore spaces inaccessible to N2 and mercury. However, SANS and LPNP methods exhibit a similar pore-size distribution, and both methods (in measuring total pore volume) show different results of porosity and pore-size distribution obtained from the MICP method (quantifying pore throats)...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123389/alveolar-capillary-reserve-during-exercise-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Mehrdad Behnia, Courtney M Wheatley, Alberto Avolio, Bruce D Johnson
Background: Factors limiting exercise in patients with COPD are complex. With evidence for accelerated pulmonary vascular aging, destruction of alveolar-capillary bed, and hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction, the ability to functionally expand surface area during exercise may become a primary limitation. Purpose: To quantify measures of alveolar-capillary recruitment during exercise and the relationship to exercise capacity in a cohort of COPD patients. Methods: Thirty-two subjects gave consent (53% male, with mean ± standard deviation age 66±9 years, smoking 35±29 pack-years, and Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) classification of 0-4: 2...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122256/cupping-therapy-an-analysis-of-the-effects-of-suction-on-skin-and-the-possible-influence-on-human-health
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REVIEW
Duane T Lowe
BACKGROUND: Cupping therapy is a traditional therapy that has been employed worldwide for thousands of years. Despite a lack of quality clinical studies evaluating the efficacy of cupping therapy, its long history and widespread use throughout the world suggests the commonly claimed health benefits should not be completely discounted as without merit. PURPOSE: The goal of this paper is to present the research detailing what is known concerning the effects of suction on skin and underlying tissue, and the reaction of the body to that stimulus...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117111/the-vascular-factor-plays-the-main-role-in-the-cause-of-pain-in-men-with-chronic-prostatitis-and-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-the-results-of-clinical-trial-on-thermobalancing-therapy
#11
Simon Allen
Chronic pain in patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), NIH category III is difficult to treat without understanding its cause. The main symptom of chronic prostatitis is pain. In this study, we would like to explain the origin of pain in men with CP/CPPS and its therapy. Forty-five patients with CP/CPPS have received thermobalancing therapy (TT) enabled by Dr Allen's therapeutic device (DATD) for six months as mono-therapy. The control group comprised 45 men with CP/CPPS did not receive TT...
November 8, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116152/fabrication-of-artificial-leaf-to-develop-fluid-pump-driven-by-surface-tension-and-evaporation
#12
Minki Lee, Hosub Lim, Jinkee Lee
Plants transport water from roots to leaves via xylem through transpiration, which is an evaporation process that occurs at the leaves. During transpiration, suction pressure is generated by the porous structure of mesophyll cells in the leaves. Here, we fabricate artificial leaf consisting of micro and nano hierarchy structures similar to the mesophyll cells and veins of a leaf using cryo-gel method. We show that the microchannels in agarose gel greatly decrease the flow resistance in dye diffusion and permeability experiments...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114945/hyperglycemia-induced-by-chronic-i-p-and-oral-glucose-loading-leads-to-hypertension-through-increased-na-retention-in-proximal-tubule
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Selim Fakhruddin, Wael A Alanazi, Hussain N Alhamami, Karen P Briski, Keith E Jackson
Feeding animals glucose, fructose, sucrose, and fat-enriched diets can lead to diet-induced hyperglycemia, severity of which largely depends on type and concentration of nutrients used and length of dietary intervention. As a strategy of dietary intervention, we adopted glucose-enriched diet, drinking water, and intraperitoneal (i.p.) glucose injection at the dose previously determined to be effective to establish a sustained hyperglycemia over a period of 2 weeks. In our current study, we used 4 groups of Sprague Dawley rats: control, glucose-treated, glucose+tempol, and glucose+captopril-treated groups...
November 7, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112971/effects-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-and-recruitment-maneuvers-in-a-ventilator-induced-injury-mouse-model
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Laura A Cagle, Lisa M Franzi, Angela L Linderholm, Jerold A Last, Jason Y Adams, Richart W Harper, Nicholas J Kenyon
BACKGROUND: Positive-pressure mechanical ventilation is an essential therapeutic intervention, yet it causes the clinical syndrome known as ventilator-induced lung injury. Various lung protective mechanical ventilation strategies have attempted to reduce or prevent ventilator-induced lung injury but few modalities have proven effective. A model that isolates the contribution of mechanical ventilation on the development of acute lung injury is needed to better understand biologic mechanisms that lead to ventilator-induced lung injury...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108395/active-iris-vascular-tufts-bleeding-successfully-treated-with-argon-laser-photocoagulation
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Ambreen Sarmad, Fadi Alfaqawi, Monali Chakrabarti, Arijit Mitra, Bushra Mushtaq
PURPOSE: Iris vascular tufts (IVT) are rare biomicroscopic capillary outgrowths from the pupillary margins. Patients are usually asymptomatic until presenting with blurred vision due to spontaneous hyphema or with raised intraocular pressure. CASE REPORT: A 61-year-old woman presented to eye casualty with left eye (LE) blurred vision and discomfort for 1 day. Her external ocular examination was unremarkable and visual acuity was 6/6 in the right eye (RE) and 6/9 in the LE...
October 28, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102471/left-heart-disease-and-pulmonary-hypertension-are-we-seeing-the-full-picture
#16
REVIEW
Kevin Chung, Geoff Strange, Jim Codde, David Celermajer, Gregory M Scalia, David Playford
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is common, under diagnosed and associated with a high mortality. There are significant delays in the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension leading to increased morbidity and delays in the initiation of treatment. Once PH is diagnosed, establishing the degree of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) enables clinicians to broadly divide the underlying pathology into pre-capillary or post-capillary causes, a crucial step in tailoring management. Pulmonary hypertension is most commonly due to left heart disease (PH-LHD) and echocardiography (echo) is the most widely accessible investigation in its diagnosis...
October 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100759/-one-pot-ethyl-chloroformate-derivatization-and-liquid-liquid-extraction-of-reduced-glutathione-in-erythrocyte-and-its-quantitative-gc-ms-analysis
#17
Alessandra Manca, Eugenio Alladio, Paola Massarenti, M Paola Puccinelli, Antonella De Francesco, Erika Del Grosso, Giulio Mengozzi, Marco Pazzi, Marco Vincenti
A simple "one-pot" derivatization and liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) procedure was developed for GC-MS analysis of reduced glutathione (GSH) analysis in erythrocytes. The metabolite was extracted by 5% (w/v) TCA, the supernatant treated with ECF and ethanol-pyridine media, the derivative separated and detected by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using a short non-polar capillary GC column at a high column-head pressure. Total analysis time was 11min. The process was optimized by a Design of Experiment. The method was validated showing a good linearity over the 25...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099662/local-oxygen-homeostasis-during-various-neuronal-network-activity-states-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
#18
Justus Schneider, Nikolaus Berndt, Ismini E Papageorgiou, Jana Maurer, Sascha Bulik, Martin Both, Andreas Draguhn, Hermann-Georg Holzhütter, Oliver Kann
Cortical information processing comprises various activity states emerging from timed synaptic excitation and inhibition. However, the underlying energy metabolism is widely unknown. We determined the cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2) along a tissue depth of <0.3 mm in the hippocampal CA3 region during various network activities, including gamma oscillations and sharp wave-ripples that occur during wakefulness and sleep. These physiological states associate with sensory perception and memory formation, and critically depend on perisomatic GABA inhibition...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096439/capillary-effect-enabled-water-electrolysis-for-enhanced-electrochemical-ozone-production-by-using-bulk-porous-electrode
#19
Chen Zhang, Yingfeng Xu, Ping Lu, Xiaohua Zhang, FangFang Xu, Jianlin Shi
A significant overpotential necessary for the electrochemical oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is one of the most serious disad-vantages in water electrolysis, which, on the contrary, gives the probability to electrochemically produce ozone alternative to the common corona discharge. To effectively suppress the competitive OER and improve gaseous ozone escaping, here, we present a capillary effect-enabled electrolysis strategy by employing an unusual partial-submersed mode of anode composed of a β-PbO2 cuboids-loaded bulk porous Pb, and realize a much enhanced electrocatalytic gaseous ozone production in comparison to the cases of solid Pb counterpart and/or usual submersion operation...
November 2, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092211/terahertz-scattering-and-water-absorption-for-porosimetry
#20
Barmak Heshmat, Gordon Moseley Andrews, Oscar A Naranjo-Montoya, Enrique Castro-Camus, Davide Ciceri, Albert Redo Sanchez, Antoine Allanore, Anthony A Kmetz, Shannon L Eichmann, Martin E Poitzsch, Ramesh Raskar
We use terahertz transmission through limestone sedimentary rock samples to assess the macro and micro porosity. We exploit the notable water absorption in the terahertz spectrum to interact with the pores that are two orders of magnitude smaller (<1μm) than the terahertz wavelength. Terahertz water sensitivity provides us with the dehydration profile of the rock samples. The results show that there is a linear correlation between such a profile and the ratio of micro to macro porosity of the rock. Furthermore, this study estimates the absolute value of total porosity based on optical diffusion theory...
October 30, 2017: Optics Express
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