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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081144/digital-health-tracking-physiomes-and-activity-using-wearable-biosensors-reveals-useful-health-related-information
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Xiao Li, Jessilyn Dunn, Denis Salins, Gao Zhou, Wenyu Zhou, Sophia Miryam Schüssler-Fiorenza Rose, Dalia Perelman, Elizabeth Colbert, Ryan Runge, Shannon Rego, Ria Sonecha, Somalee Datta, Tracey McLaughlin, Michael P Snyder
A new wave of portable biosensors allows frequent measurement of health-related physiology. We investigated the use of these devices to monitor human physiological changes during various activities and their role in managing health and diagnosing and analyzing disease. By recording over 250,000 daily measurements for up to 43 individuals, we found personalized circadian differences in physiological parameters, replicating previous physiological findings. Interestingly, we found striking changes in particular environments, such as airline flights (decreased peripheral capillary oxygen saturation [SpO2] and increased radiation exposure)...
January 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078170/computational-fluid-dynamics-assisted-characterization-of-parafoveal-hemodynamics-in-normal-and-diabetic-eyes-using-adaptive-optics-scanning-laser-ophthalmoscopy
#2
Yang Lu, Miguel O Bernabeu, Jan Lammer, Charles C Cai, Martin L Jones, Claudio A Franco, Lloyd Paul Aiello, Jennifer K Sun
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of visual loss in working-age adults worldwide. Previous studies have found hemodynamic changes in the diabetic eyes, which precede clinically evident pathological alterations of the retinal microvasculature. There is a pressing need for new methods to allow greater understanding of these early hemodynamic changes that occur in DR. In this study, we propose a noninvasive method for the assessment of hemodynamics around the fovea (a region of the eye of paramount importance for vision)...
December 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073451/implications-of-turbulent-flow-in-connecting-capillaries-used-in-high-performance-liquid-chromatography
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John Halvorson, Abraham M Lenhoff, Monika Dittmann, Dwight R Stoll
The ongoing movement in HPLC toward the use of small columns packed with small particles for high speed separations results in eluted peaks with very small volumetric variances. Avoiding degradation of separation performance under these conditions requires careful consideration of all sources of extra-column peak dispersion. Recent trends towards decreased diameters of connecting capillaries and increased flow rates for analytical-scale separations can result in Reynolds numbers that exceed 2000. This raises the possibility of a transition from laminar to turbulent flow, thereby resulting in a higher than expected pressure drop across the capillary at a given flow rate...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071761/plasma-heme-induced-renal-toxicity-is-related-to-a-capillary-rarefaction
#4
Nahid Tabibzadeh, Céline Estournet, Sandrine Placier, Joëlle Perez, Héloïse Bilbault, Alexis Girshovich, Sophie Vandermeersch, Chantal Jouanneau, Emmanuel Letavernier, Nadjib Hammoudi, François Lionnet, Jean-Philippe Haymann
Severe hypertension can lead to malignant hypertension (MH) with renal thrombotic microangiopathy and hemolysis. The role of plasma heme release in this setting is unknown. We aimed at evaluating the effect of a mild plasma heme increase by hemin administration in angiotensin II (AngII)-mediated hypertensive rats. Prevalence of MH and blood pressure values were similar in AngII and AngII + hemin groups. MH rats displayed a decreased renal blood flow (RBF), increased renal vascular resistances (RVR), and increased aorta and interlobar arteries remodeling with a severe renal microcirculation assessed by peritubular capillaries (PTC) rarefaction...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070482/pulmonary-veno-occlusive-disease-two-children-with-gradual-disease-progression
#5
Ronald W Day, Parker W Clement, Aimee O Hersh, Susan M Connors, Kelli L Sumner, D Hunter Best, Mouied Alashari
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease and pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis are rare forms of pulmonary vascular disease. We report two cases of affected children who had evidence of pulmonary hypertension 3-5 years before developing radiographic findings of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease or pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis. Both patients experienced a moderate decrease in pulmonary arterial pressure during acute vasodilator testing. Both patients experienced an improvement in six-minute walk performance without an increase in pulmonary edema when treated with targeted therapy for pulmonary hypertension...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069170/a-sensitive-gas-chromatography-detector-based-on-atmospheric-pressure-chemical-ionization-by-a-dielectric-barrier-discharge
#6
Ansgar T Kirk, Torben Last, Stefan Zimmermann
In this work, we present a novel concept for a gas chromatography detector utilizing an atmospheric pressure chemical ionization which is initialized by a dielectric barrier discharge. In general, such a detector can be simple and low-cost, while achieving extremely good limits of detection. However, it is non-selective apart from the use of chemical dopants. Here, a demonstrator manufactured entirely from fused silica capillaries and printed circuit boards is shown. It has a size of 75×60×25mm(3) and utilizes only 2W of power in total...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059439/comparison-of-three-methods-for-analyzing-loureirin-b-and-human-serum-albumin-interaction-using-capillary-electrophoresis
#7
Yuelin Zhang, Yijie Sha, Kai Qian, Xu Chen, Qin Chen
LB, a bioactive drug, is widely used in treatment of biological diseases. However, due to its poor solution, it is important to find the approach which helps LB to specific biological targets. As the most abundant protein in plasma, HSA plays the role of a carrier of numerous drug ligand. Thus, the interaction between loureirin B (LB) with human serum albumin (HSA) were explored by affinity capillary electrophoresis (ACE), capillary electrophoresis frontal analysis (FA-CE) and pressure-mediated affinity capillary electrophoresis (P-ACE) under simulated physiological conditions (pH = 7...
January 6, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057816/the-microscale-distribution-and-dynamic-surface-tension-of-pulmonary-surfactant-normalizes-the-recruitment-of-asymmetric-bifurcating-airways
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Eiichiro Yamaguchi, Liam P Nolan, Donald P Gaver
We investigate the influence of bifurcation geometry, asymmetry of daughter airways, surfactant distribution and physicochemical properties on the uniformity of airway recruitment of asymmetric bifurcating airways. To do so, we developed micro-fluidic idealized in vitro models of bifurcating airways, through which we can independently evaluate the impact of carina location, and the daughter airway width and length. We explore the uniformity of recruitment and its relationship to the dynamic surface tension of the lining fluid, and relate this behavior to the hydraulic and capillary pressure drops (PHyd and PCap, respectively)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056816/optimization-of-pressure-settings-during-adaptive-servo-ventilation-support-using-real-time-heart-rate-variability-assessment-initial-case-report
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Teruhiko Imamura, Daisuke Nitta, Koichiro Kinugawa
BACKGROUND: Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy is a recent non-invasive positive pressure ventilation therapy that was developed for patients with heart failure (HF) refractory to optimal medical therapy. However, it is likely that ASV therapy at relatively higher pressure setting worsens some of the patients' prognosis compared with optimal medical therapy. Therefore, identification of optimal pressure settings of ASV therapy is warranted. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 42-year-old male with HF, which was caused by dilated cardiomyopathy, who was admitted to our institution for evaluating his eligibility for heart transplantation...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055284/aspirin-attenuates-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-rats-by-suppressing-the-erk-mapk-pathway
#10
Hua Gao, Yuqing Cheng, Liguo Zong, Linian Huang, Chenchen Qiao, Wei Li, Beilei Gong, Junfeng Hu, Haitao Liu, Xiaojing Wang, Chengling Zhao
This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of aspirin (ASA) and its potential mechanisms of action in monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in rats. PAH was induced in a rat model by a single intraperitoneal (IP) injection of MCT. Saline was injected in a control group. Two weeks following MCT injection, right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) were measured in six rats from each group to confirm establishment of a PAH model. The remaining MCT-treated rats were randomly allocated to receive IP injection of saline, ASA, or ERK1/2 inhibitor PD98059...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053559/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-links-risks-and-management-strategies
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Tselios, Dafna D Gladman, Murray B Urowitz
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by the second highest prevalence of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), after systemic sclerosis, among the connective tissue diseases. SLE-associated PAH is hemodynamically defined by increased mean pulmonary artery pressure at rest (≥25 mmHg) with normal pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (≤15 mmHg) and increased pulmonary vascular resistance. Estimated prevalence ranges from 0.5% to 17.5% depending on the diagnostic method used and the threshold of right ventricular systolic pressure in studies using transthoracic echocardiogram...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053058/mouthpart-conduit-sizes-of-fluid-feeding-insects-determine-the-ability-to-feed-from-pores
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Matthew S Lehnert, Andrew Bennett, Kristen E Reiter, Patrick D Gerard, Qi-Huo Wei, Miranda Byler, Huan Yan, Wah-Keat Lee
Fluid-feeding insects, such as butterflies, moths and flies (20% of all animal species), are faced with the common selection pressure of having to remove and feed on trace amounts of fluids from porous surfaces. Insects able to acquire fluids that are confined to pores during drought conditions would have an adaptive advantage and increased fitness over other individuals. Here, we performed feeding trials using solutions with magnetic nanoparticles to show that butterflies and flies have mouthparts adapted to pull liquids from porous surfaces using capillary action as the governing principle...
January 11, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049017/the-roughton-forster-equation-for-dlco-and-dlno-re-examined
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M-Y Kang, D Grebenkov, H Guénard, I Katz, B Sapoval
Roughton and Forster (RF) proposed to split the lung diffusing capacity into two contributions describing first, diffusion to red blood cells (RBC), and second, capture by diffusion from the RBC surface and reaction with haemoglobin. Solving the diffusion-reaction equations for simplified capillary-RBC structures, we investigate the RF interpretation. This reveals first that the conventional extrapolation to zero pressure of 1/DLCO on PO2 is not a correct measure of the diffusive component. Consequently the capillary volumes deduced from this extrapolation are erroneous...
December 31, 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046474/th-ab-209-04-3d-light-sheet-luminescence-imaging-with-cherenkov-radiation
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P Bruza, H Lin, L Jarvis, D Gladstone, B Pogue
PURPOSE: To recover a three-dimensional density distribution of luminescent molecular probes located several centimeters deep within a highly scattering tissue. METHODS: We developed a novel sheet beam Cherenkov-excited luminescence scanned imaging (CELSI) methodology. The sample was irradiated by a horizontally oriented, vertically scanned 6 MV X-ray sheet beam (200mm × 5mm, 0.2mm vertical step) from a radiotherapy linear accelerator. The resulting Cherenkov light emission - and thus luminescent probe excitation - occurred exclusively along the irradiation plane due to a short diffusion path of secondary particles and Cherenkov photons...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040915/a-sub-ms-pressure-jump-setup-for-time-resolved-x-ray-scattering
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Johannes Möller, Joachim Léonardon, Jacques Gorini, Rajeev Dattani, Theyencheri Narayanan
We present a new experimental setup for time-resolved solution small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) studies of kinetic processes induced by sub-ms hydrostatic pressure jumps. It is based on a high-force piezo-stack actuator, with which the volume of the sample can be dynamically compressed. The presented setup has been designed and optimized for SAXS experiments with absolute pressures of up to 1000 bars, using transparent diamond windows and an easy-to-change sample capillary. The pressure in the cell can be changed in less than 1 ms, which is about an order of magnitude faster jump than previously obtained by dynamic pressure setups for SAXS...
December 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039229/the-role-of-diastolic-stress-testing-in-the-evaluation-for-hfpef-a-simultaneous-invasive-echocardiographic-study
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Masaru Obokata, Garvan C Kane, Yogesh N V Reddy, Thomas P Olson, Vojtech Melenovsky, Barry A Borlaug
BACKGROUND: -Diagnosis of heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is challenging and relies largely on demonstration of elevated cardiac filling pressures (pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, PCWP). Current guidelines recommend use of natriuretic peptides (NT-proBNP) and rest/exercise echocardiography (E/e' ratio) to make this determination. Data to support this practice is conflicting. METHODS: -Simultaneous echocardiographic-catheterization studies were prospectively conducted at rest and during exercise in subjects with invasively-proven HFpEF (n=50) and participants with dyspnea but no identifiable cardiac pathology (n=24)...
December 30, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017355/atrial-fibrillation-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-association-with-exercise-capacity-left-ventricular-filling-pressures-natriuretic-peptides-and-left-atrial-volume
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Carolyn S P Lam, Michiel Rienstra, Wan Ting Tay, Licette C Y Liu, Yoran M Hummel, Peter van der Meer, Rudolf A de Boer, Isabelle C Van Gelder, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Adriaan A Voors, Elke S Hoendermis
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to study the association of atrial fibrillation (AF) with exercise capacity, left ventricular filling pressure, natriuretic peptides, and left atrial size in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in patients with AF remains a challenge because both contribute to impaired exercise capacity, and increased natriuretic peptides and left atrial volume...
November 30, 2016: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017352/the-influence-of-age-on-hemodynamic-parameters-during-rest-and-exercise-in%C3%A2-healthy-individuals
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Emil Wolsk, Rine Bakkestrøm, Jacob H Thomsen, Louise Balling, Mads J Andersen, Jordi S Dahl, Christian Hassager, Jakob E Møller, Finn Gustafsson
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to obtain hemodynamic estimates across a wide age span and in both sexes for future reference and compare these estimates with current guideline diagnostic hemodynamic thresholds for abnormal filling pressure and pulmonary hypertension. BACKGROUND: At present, the influence of age on hemodynamic function is largely unknown. Because many diseases with proposed cardiac impact are more prevalent in the older population, it is pivotal to know how hemodynamic parameters are affected by age itself to discern the influence of disease from that of physiological aging...
November 30, 2016: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010838/microplasma-based-flowing-atmospheric-pressure-afterglow-fapa-source-for-ambient-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#19
Offer M Zeiri, Andrew P Storey, Steven J Ray, Gary M Hieftje
A new direct-current microplasma-based flowing atmospheric pressure afterglow (FAPA) source was developed for use in ambient desorption-ionization mass spectrometry. The annular-shaped microplasma is formed in helium between two concentric stainless-steel capillaries that are separated by an alumina tube. Current-voltage characterization of the source shows that this version of the FAPA operates in the normal glow-discharge regime. A glass surface placed in the path of the helium afterglow reaches temperatures of up to approximately 400 °C; the temperature varies with distance from the source and helium flow rate through the source...
February 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009778/left-atrium-maximal-axial-cross-sectional-area-is-a-specific-computed-tomographic-imaging-biomarker-of-world-health-organization-group-2-pulmonary-hypertension
#20
Khalil Jivraj, Arash Bedayat, Yon K Sung, Roham T Zamanian, Francois Haddad, Ann N C Leung, Jarrett Rosenberg, H Henry Guo
PURPOSE: Left heart disease is associated with left atrial enlargement and is a common cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH). We investigated the relationship between left atrium maximal axial cross-sectional area (LA-MACSA), as measured on chest computed tomography (CT), and PH due to left heart disease (World Health Organization group 2) in patients with right heart catheterization-proven PH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 165 patients with PH who had undergone right heart catheterization with pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) measurements and nongated chest CTs were included...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
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