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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443843/atmospheric-pressure-soft-ionization-for-gas-chromatography-with-dielectric-barrier-discharge-ionization-mass-spectrometry-gc-dbdi-ms
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Mario F Mirabelli, Jan-Christoph Wolf, Renato Zenobi
In this study, a gas chromatography (GC) system was interfaced to a high-resolution Orbitrap mass spectrometer by means of an active capillary plasma ionization source, based on dielectric barrier discharge ionization (DBDI). This allowed highly efficient soft ionization of gas-phase, chromatographically resolved compounds at ambient pressure. Several pesticides and illicit drugs were analyzed, and the limits of detections (LODs) were as low as 30 pg mL(-1) for the GC-DBDI-MS coupling (corresponding to 60 fg on-column sensitivity) and 30 fg mL(-1) for SPME-GC-DBDI-MS...
April 26, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440983/-detection-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-healthcare-workers-on-the-basis-of-who-jnc-7-atp-iii-criteria
#2
Roma Rubí Rodríguez-Reyes, José Eduardo Navarro-Zarza, Tania Leticia Tello-Divicino, Isela Parra-Rojas, Oscar Zaragoza-García, Iris Paola Guzmán-Guzmán
BACKGROUND: Anthropometric and blood pressure measurements are significant parameters in the assessment of cardiovascular risk (CVR). The aim was to establish the distribution of clinical-anthropometric parameters in health care workers according to the criteria established by WHO/JNC 7/ATP III. METHODS: Observational, cross-sectional study in 350 workers of a general hospital. Definitions of anthropometric alterations were made considering the criteria established by WHO and the Asian ATP III, while altered blood pressure was defined by criteria JNC 7 and ATP III...
May 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437698/coupled-elasticity-in-soft-solid-foams
#3
F Gorlier, Y Khidas, O Pitois
Elasticity of soft materials can be greatly influenced by the presence of air bubbles. Such a capillary effect is expected for a wide range of materials, from polymer gels to concentrated emulsions and colloidal suspensions. Whereas experimental results and theory exist for describing the elasto-capillary behavior of bubbly materials (i.e. with moderate gas volume fractions), foamy systems still require a dedicated study in order to increase our understanding of elasticity in aerated materials over the full range of gas volume fractions...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435003/the-hemodynamic-effects-of-aortic-insufficiency-in-patients-supported-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
#4
Gabriel Sayer, Nitasha Sarswat, Gene H Kim, Sirtaz Adatya, Diego Medvedofsky, Daniel Rodgers, Eric Kruse, Takeyoshi Ota, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Roberto Lang, Nir Uriel
BACKGROUND: The impact of aortic insufficiency (AI) on the morbidity and mortality of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients remains controversial. This study's aim is to assess the hemodynamics of LVAD patients with at least mild AI, at baseline and in response to device speed changes. METHODS: Asymptomatic LVAD patients were prospectively enrolled and underwent a hemodynamic and echocardiographic ramp study. Hemodynamics at rest and in response to device speed changes were compared between patients with at least mild AI at their baseline speed and patients without AI...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434714/speed-resolution-advantage-of-turbulent-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-in-open-tubular-columns-ii-theoretical-and-experimental-evidences
#5
Fabrice Gritti, Michael Fogwill
The potential advantage of turbulent supercritical fluid chromatography (TSFC) in open tubular columns (OTC) was evaluated on both theoretical and practical viewpoints. First, the dispersion model derived by Golay in 1958 and recently extended from laminar to turbulent flow regime is used for the predictions of the speed-resolution performance in TSFC. The average dispersion coefficient of matter in the turbulent flow regime was taken from the available experimental data over a range of Reynolds number from 2000 to 6000...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427470/pulmonary-hypertension-in-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-prevalence-severity-and-the-role-of-carbon-monoxide-diffusion-capacity-as-a-screening-method
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Carolina S G Freitas, Bruno G Baldi, Carlos Jardim, Mariana S Araujo, Juliana Barbosa Sobral, Gláucia I Heiden, Ronaldo A Kairalla, Rogério Souza, Carlos R R Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is included within group 5 of the current PH classification (unclear multifactorial mechanisms). However, data regarding the occurrence of PH in LAM are scarce. The aims of the study were to describe the prevalence and characteristics of PH in a large cohort of LAM patients with different levels of severity, and to evaluate the role of echocardiography and carbon monoxide diffusion capacity (DLCO) as screening methods for PH in LAM. METHODS: One hundred five LAM patients underwent transthoracic echocardiography, pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
April 20, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424211/connecting-tubule-glomerular-feedback-mediates-tubuloglomerular-feedback-resetting-post-unilateral-nephrectomy
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Sumit R Monu, Yilin Ren, J X Masjoan Juncos, Kristopher Kutskill, Hong Wang, Nitin Kumar, Edward L Peterson, Oscar A Carretero
Unilaterally nephrectomized rats (UNx) have higher glomerular capillary pressure (PGC) that can cause significant glomerular injury in the remnant kidney. PGC is controlled by the ratio of afferent (Af-Art) and efferent arteriole resistance. Af-Art resistance in turn is regulated by two intrinsic feedback mechanisms: 1) Tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF) that causes Af-Art constriction in response to increased NaCl in the macula densa and 2) connecting tubule glomerular feedback (CTGF) that causes Af-Art dilatation in response to an increase in NaCl transport in the connecting tubule via the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC)...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424208/architecture-of-the-rat-nephron-arterial-network-analysis-with-micro-computed-tomography
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Donald J Marsh, Dmitry D Postnov, Douglas Rowland, Anthony S Wexler, Olga V Sosnovtseva, Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou
Among solid organs the kidney's vascular network stands out because each nephron has 2 distinct capillary structures in series, and because tubuloglomerular feedback (TGF), one of the mechanisms responsible for blood flow autoregulation, is specific to renal tubules. TGF and the myogenic mechanism, acting jointly, autoregulate single nephron blood flow. Each generates a self-sustained periodic oscillation and an oscillating electrical signal that propagates upstream along arterioles. Similar electrical signals from other nephrons interact, allowing nephron synchronization...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420463/-changes-of-small-intestinal-villi-microcirculation-in-sidestream-dark-field-imaging-with-different-target-blood-pressure-in-rabbits-during-endotoxin-shock
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Fei Gao, Xiaoyun Fu, Mingjiang Qian, Yu Zhang, Guangsu Li, Jie Hu
OBJECTIVE: Changes of small intestine villus microcirculation perfusion in sidestream dark-field (SDF) imaging in the rabbits during endotoxic shock after fluid resuscitation with different target mean arterial pressure (MAP), and evaluation of feasibility of monitoring small intestine villus microcirculation by SDF were studied. METHODS: Sixty standard New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into two groups: low target MAP group (group A, n = 30) and high target MAP group (group B, n = 30)...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417295/drug-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Lohit Garg, Ghulam Akbar, Sahil Agrawal, Manyoo Agarwal, Leila Khaddour, Rishin Handa, Aakash Garg, Mahek Shah, Brijesh Patel, Bhavinkumar D Dalal
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a subgroup of PH patients characterized hemodynamically by the presence of pre-capillary PH, defined by a pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) ≤15 mmHg and a PVR >3 Wood units (WU) in the absence of other causes of pre-capillary PH. According to the current classification, PAH can be associated with exposure to certain drugs or toxins such as anorectic agents, amphetamines, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. With the improvement in awareness and recognition of the drug-induced PAH, it allowed the identification of additional drugs associated with an increased risk for the development of PAH...
April 18, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412915/early-functional-and-structural-microvascular-changes-in-hypertension-related-to-aging
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Roger de Moraes, Eduardo Tibirica
It is becoming increasingly clear that both microvascular network alterations and subsequent tissue perfusion defects may precede and predict the development of arterial hypertension and other cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Moreover, the subsequent functional and structural alterations in microvascular reactivity and density, as well as alterations in the macrocirculation characteristic of physiologic vascular aging, contribute to the development of target organ damage...
April 12, 2017: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406029/co2-water-rock-wettability-variability-influencing-factors-and-implications-for-co2-geostorage
#12
Stefan Iglauer
Carbon geosequestration (CGS) has been identified as a key technology to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and thus significantly mitigate climate change. In CGS, CO2 is captured from large point-source emitters (e.g., coal fired power stations), purified, and injected deep underground into geological formations for disposal. However, the CO2 has a lower density than the resident formation brine and thus migrates upward due to buoyancy forces. To prevent the CO2 from leaking back to the surface, four trapping mechanisms are used: (1) structural trapping (where a tight caprock acts as a seal barrier through which the CO2 cannot percolate), (2) residual trapping (where the CO2 plume is split into many micrometer-sized bubbles, which are immobilized by capillary forces in the pore network of the rock), (3) dissolution trapping (where CO2 dissolves in the formation brine and sinks deep into the reservoir due to a slight increase in brine density), and (4) mineral trapping (where the CO2 introduced into the subsurface chemically reacts with the formation brine or reservoir rock or both to form solid precipitates)...
April 13, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400570/nano-silica-diaphragm-in-fiber-cavity-for-gas-pressure-measurement
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Shen Liu, Yiping Wang, Changrui Liao, Ying Wang, Jun He, Cailing Fu, Kaiming Yang, Zhiyong Bai, Feng Zhang
We demonstrate an ultrahigh-sensitivity gas pressure sensor based on the Fabry-Perot interferometer employing a fiber-tip diaphragm-sealed cavity. The cavity is comprised of a silica capillary and ultrathin silica diaphragm with a thickness of 170 nm, with represents the thinnest silica diaphragm fabricated thus far by an electrical arc discharge technique. The resulting Fabry-Perot interferometer-based gas pressure sensor demonstrates a gas pressure sensitivity of about 12.22 nm/kPa, which is more than two orders of magnitude greater than that of a similarly configured fiber-tip air bubble sensor...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400191/impact-of-pulmonary-capillary-wedge-pressure-on-long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-treated-with-parenteral-trepostinil
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Jignesh K Patel, Youlan Rao, Paul Strachan
BACKGROUND: The clinical impact of pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) on long-term mortality among patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has been incompletely reported, particularly in relation to concomitant treprostinil administration. The goal of this study was to assess the impact of PCWP on long-term mortality in PAH patients treated with parenteral treprostinil. METHODS: We studied a cohort of 743 patients with PAH treated with parenteral treprostinil therapy...
March 22, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397931/the-hydrodynamics-of-segmented-two-phase-flow-in-a-circular-tube-with-rapidly-dissolving-drops
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Thomas F Leary, Arun Ramachandran
This article discusses boundary integral simulations of dissolving drops flowing through a cylindrical tube for large aspect ratio drops. The dynamics of drop dissolution is determined by three dimensionless parameters: λ, the viscosity of the drop fluid relative to the suspending fluid; Ca, the capillary number defining the ratio of the hydrodynamic force to the interfacial tension force; and k, a dissolution constant based on the velocity of dissolution. For a single dissolving drop, the velocity in the upstream region is greater than the downstream region, and for sufficiently large k, the downstream velocity can be completely reversed, particularly at low Ca...
April 11, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395201/syndecan-4-deficiency-accelerates-the-transition-from-compensated-hypertrophy-to-heart-failure-following-pressure-overload
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Guannan Li, Jun Xie, Jianzhou Chen, Ran Li, Han Wu, Xinlin Zhang, Qinhua Chen, Rong Gu, Biao Xu
Increasing evidence suggests that a mismatch between angiogenesis and myocardial growth contributes to the transition from adaptive cardiac hypertrophy to heart failure following pressure overload. Syndecan-4 is a transmembrane proteoglycan that binds to growth factors and extracellular matrix proteins and is critical in focal adhesion formation. However, its effects on coronary angiogenesis during pressure overload-induced heart failure have not been studied. Here, we hypothesize that syndecan-4 modulates cardiac remodeling in response to pressure overload through its ability to regulate adaptive angiogenesis...
March 30, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394814/percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support-using-impella%C3%A2-devices-for-decompensated-cardiogenic-shock-a-pediatric-heart-center-experience
#17
Dhaval Parekh, Aamir Jeewa, Sebastian C Tume, William J Dreyer, Ricardo Pignatelli, David Horne, Henri Justino, Athar M Qureshi
Cardiogenic shock remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in children with heart failure. Percutaneous mechanical circulatory support may be an additional tool to augment left heart support and decompression in addition to conventional therapies. This report aims to review the clinical and hemodynamic outcomes of the Impella® device at a pediatric center. A retrospective review of all implants between October 2014 and November 2016 was conducted. Clinical outcomes, device implant techniques, complications, and hemodynamic data were collected...
April 6, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393781/comparison-of-levosimendan-versus-dobutamine-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-left-ventricular-dysfunction-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-randomized-prospective-study
#18
Ashok Kandasamy, Hariharan Antony Simon, P Murthy, Mahalakshmi Annadurai, Mushkath Mohamed Ali, Gayathri Ramanathan
CONTEXT: Recent upsurge in referral of patients with compromised left ventricular (LV) function for cardiac surgery has led to an increasing use inotropes to achieve improvement of tissue perfusion in the perioperative period. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To compare the hemodynamic effects and immediate postoperative outcomes with levosimendan and dobutamine in patients with moderate to severe LV dysfunction undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: University teaching hospital, randomized control study...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391837/continuous-fraction-collection-of-gas-chromatographic-separations-with-parallel-mass-spectrometric-detection-applied-to-cell-based-bioactivity-analysis
#19
Willem Jonker, Jan B Stöckl, Sjaak de Koning, Jaap Schaap, Govert W Somsen, Jeroen Kool
We describe the development and evaluation of a GC-MS fractionation platform that combines high-resolution fraction collection of full chromatograms with parallel MS detection. A y-split at the column divides the effluent towards the MS detector and towards an inverted y-piece where vaporized trap solvent is infused. The latter flow is directed outside the GC oven allowing subsequent condensation and stepwise collection of liquid fractions with trapped analytes on a 384-well plate. For study and optimization of the effluent split ratio, restriction capillaries of different lengths and diameters were evaluated...
June 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385266/self-packed-core-shell-nano-liquid-chromatography-columns-and-silica-based-monolithic-trap-columns-for-targeted-proteomics
#20
Henriette Sjaanes Berg, Kristina Erikstad Seterdal, Tone Smetop, Rūdolfs Rozenvalds, Ole Kristian Brandtzaeg, Tore Vehus, Elsa Lundanes, Steven Ray Wilson
Self-preparation of nano liquid chromatography (nLC) columns has advantages regarding cost and flexibility. For targeted proteomics, we evaluated several approaches for particle-packing nLC columns and manufacturing fritless silica-based monolithic trap columns (50μm inner diameter). Our preferred approach for nLC column preparation was to magnetically stir Accucore core shell particles (C18 stationary phase) in ACN/water (80/20, v/v) suspensions during pressure-driven filling of polymer-fritted standard fused silica capillaries...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
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