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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738087/exercise-physiology-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-analysis-of-heart-pump-interaction-with-a-computational-simulator
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Libera Fresiello, Frank Rademakers, Piet Claus, Gianfranco Ferrari, Arianna Di Molfetta, Bart Meyns
Patients with a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) are hemodynamically stable but show an impaired exercise capacity. Aim of this work is to identify and to describe the limiting factors of exercise physiology with a VAD. We searched for data concerning exercise in heart failure condition and after VAD implantation from the literature. Data were analyzed by using a cardiorespiratory simulator that worked as a collector of inputs coming from different papers. As a preliminary step the simulator was used to reproduce the evolution of hemodynamics from rest to peak exercise (ergometer cycling) in heart failure condition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737464/acute-glycemic-and-pressure-responses-of-continuous-and-interval-aerobic-exercise-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Éder Santiago, Rodrigo Sudatti Delevatti, Cláudia Gomes Bracht, Nathalie Netto, Salime Chedid Lisboa, Alexandra Ferreira Vieira, Rochelle Rocha Costa, Alexandra Hübner, Marco Antônio Fossati, Luiz Fernando Martins Kruel
BACKGROUND: Aerobic training has been widely indicated to patients with type 2 diabetes. However, there are still few studies comparing acute glycemic and blood pressure effects of different methods of aerobic training. The aim is to compare glycemic and pressure acute responses of continuous aerobic exercise to interval aerobic exercise in patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is a randomized, crossover clinical trial. Fourteen patients with type 2 diabetes performed two sessions of aerobic training with different methods (continuous and interval)...
July 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736024/effects-of-sildenafil-and-tadalafil-on-edema-and-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-an-experimental-model-of-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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J R Guerra-Mora, E Perales-Caldera, D Aguilar-León, C Nava-Sanchez, A Díaz-Cruz, N E Díaz-Martínez, P Santillán-Doherty, G Torres-Villalobos, C C Bravo-Reyna
BACKGROUND: Lung ischemia-reperfusion injury is characterized by formation of reactive oxygen species and cellular swelling leading to pulmonary edema and primary graft dysfunction. Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors could ameliorate lung ischemia-reperfusion injury by interfering in many molecular pathways. The aim of this work was to evaluate and compare the effects of sildenafil and tadalafil on edema and reactive oxygen species formation in an ex vivo nonhuman animal model of lung ischemia-reperfusion injury...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735884/from-drop-shape-analysis-to-stress-fitting-elastometry
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REVIEW
Mathias Nagel, Theo A Tervoort, Jan Vermant
Drop-shape analysis using pendant or sessile drops is a well-established experimental technique for measuring the interfacial or surface tension, and changes thereof. The method relies on deforming a drop by either gravity or buoyancy and fitting the Young-Laplace equation to the drop shape. Alternatively one can prescribe the shape and measure the pressure inside the drop or bubble using pressure tensiometry. However, when an interface with a complex microstructure is present, extra and anisotropic interfacial stresses may develop due to lateral interactions between the surface-active moieties, leading to deviations of the drop shape or even a wrinkling of the interface...
July 13, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735657/l-arginine-attenuates-hypobaric-hypoxia-induced-increase-in-ornithine-decarboxylase-1
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Li Yuhong, Bai Zhengzhong, Tang Feng, Yang Quanyu, Ri-Li Ge
BACKGROUND: Chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension and vascular remodeling have been shown to be associated with ornithine decarboxylase 1 (ODC1). However, few animal studies have investigated the role of ODC1 in acute hypoxia. OBJECTIVES: We investigated ODC1 gene expression, morphologic and functional changes, and the effect of L-arginine as an attenuator in lung tissues of rats exposed to acute hypobaric hypoxia at a simulated altitude of 6000 m. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats exposed to simulated hypobaric hypoxia (6000 m) for 24, 48, or 72 hours were treated with L-arginine (L-arginine group, 20 mg/100 g intraperitoneal; n=15) or untreated (non-L-arginine group, n=15)...
July 20, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733575/densimetry-for-the-quantification-of-sorption-phenomena-on-nonporous-media-near-the-dew-point-of-fluid-mixtures
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Markus Richter, Mark O McLinden
Phase equilibria of fluid mixtures are important in numerous industrial applications and are, thus, a major focus of thermophysical property research. Improved data, particularly along the dew line, are needed to improve model predictions. Here we present experimental results utilizing highly accurate densimetry to quantify the effects of sorption and capillary condensation, which exert a distorting influence on measured properties near the dew line. We investigate the (pressure, density, temperature, composition) behaviour of binary (CH4 + C3H8) and (Ar + CO2) mixtures over the temperature range from (248...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733050/the-optical-imaging-of-an-idiopathic-paracentral-acute-middle-maculopathy-chinese-young-man-and-review-of-the-literatures
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REVIEW
Yanyan Chen, Yuedong Hu
We report a case of idiopathic paracentral acute middle maculopathy with typical optical imaging and clinical features. A 26-year-old Chinese policeman presented with a 20-day history of paracentral scotoma in the left eye after early wake-up and long-time working in front of computer the day before. He experienced sudden-onset strong flash in his left eye. Paracentral scotoma appeared in his left eye after 6hours of rest. The general history was negative. His best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 OU. Anterior segment, dilated fundus examination, papillary evaluation and intraocular pressure were normal...
July 18, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731900/micro-and-macro-circulatory-changes-during-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-a-rat-model
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Tianfeng Hua, Xiaobo Wu, Wei Wang, Hao Li, Jennifer Bradley, Mary Ann Peberdy, Joseph P Ornato, Wanchun Tang
Microcirculation is the motor of sepsis. In the present study, we investigated whether microcirculatory alterations occur prior to changes of systemic hemodynamics in a rat model of cecum ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced sepsis. We further investigated renal microcirculatory changes during sepsis and compared those with buccal microcirculation. Twelve male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into a sham control group (n = 6) and a CLP group (n = 6). Perfused microvessel density (PVD) and microvascular flow index (MFI) were evaluated using sidestream dark field (SDF) video microscopy at baseline, 60, 120, 180, 240, 300, and 360 minutes following CLP...
July 20, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730804/wearable-and-transparent-capacitive-strain-sensor-with-high-sensitivity-based-on-patterned-ag-nanowire-networks
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Seung-Rok Kim, Jin-Hoon Kim, Jin-Woo Park
In this study, a transparent and stretchable thin-film capacitive strain sensor based on patterned Ag nanowire networks (AgNWs) was successfully fabricated. The AgNWs were patterned using a capillary force lithography (CFL) method and were embedded onto the surface of the polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate. The strain (ε) sensitivity of the capacitive strain sensor was controlled and enhanced by patterning the AgNWs into electrodes with an interdigitated shape. Interdigitated capacitive strain sensor (ICSS) is expected to have -1...
July 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727703/intrathecal-morphine-improves-hemodynamic-parameters-and-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-trial
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Hamed Elgendy, Hatem A R Helmy
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal morphine (ITM) has been used in hopes of providing good postoperative analgesia in cardiac surgery. Little is known about its use in isolated aortic valve replacement surgery. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of 7 µ/kg ITM administration in aortic valve replacement in regards to hemodynamics, pain score, and postoperative complications when compared to general anesthesia alone. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind trial...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727447/a-systematic-comparison-between-half-and-full-dielectric-barrier-discharges-based-on-the-ltp-and-dbdi-configurations
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Felix David Klute, Sebastian Brandt, Pascal Vogel, Beatrix Biskup, Charlotte Reininger, Vlasta Horvatic, Cedomil Vadla, Paul B Farnsworth, Joachim Franzke
Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD)-based analytical applications have experienced rapid development in recent years. DBD designs and parameters and the application they are used for can vary considerably. This leads to a diverse field with many apparently unique systems that are all based on the same physical principle. The most significant changes among DBDs used for chemical analysis are in how the discharge electrodes are separated from the ignited discharge gas. While the official definition of a DBD states that at least one electrode has to be covered by a dielectric to be considered a DBD, configurations with both electrodes covered by dielectric layers can also be realized...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726859/surface-hydration-drives-rapid-water-imbibition-into-strongly-hydrophilic-nanopores
#12
Chao Fang, Rui Qiao
The imbibition of liquids into nanopores plays a critical role in numerous applications, and most prior studies focused on imbibition due to capillary flows. Here we report molecular simulations of the imbibition of water into single mica nanopores filled with pressurized gas. We show that, while capillary flow is suppressed by the high gas pressure, water is imbibed into the nanopore through surface hydration in the form of monolayer liquid films. As the imbibition front moves, the water film behind it gradually densifies...
July 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725290/the-discovery-of-the-flammer-syndrome-a-historical-and-personal-perspective
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REVIEW
Josef Flammer, Katarzyna Konieczka
This review describes the clinical and basic research that led to the description of Flammer syndrome. It is narrated from a personal perspective. This research was initiated by the observation of an increased long-term fluctuation of visual fields in a subgroup of glaucoma patients. As these patients had strikingly cold hands, peripheral blood flow was tested with a capillary microscopy, and vasospastic syndrome (VS) was diagnosed. Further studies on these patients revealed frequently weakened autoregulation of ocular blood flow and increased flow resistivity in retroocular vessels...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724825/a-rare-case-of-overlapping-sturge-weber-syndrome-and-klippel-trenaunay-syndrome-associated-with-bilateral-refractory-childhood-glaucoma
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Manju R Pillai, P P Hasini, Ashish Ahuja, S R Krishnadas
A 6-year-old girl presented with blurred vision and was found to have elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucomatous optic disc damage in both eyes. She also displayed capillary malformations on the face (port-wine stain), upper back and all four limbs, angiomatosis in the brain and had hypertrophy of the left upper and lower limbs typical of overlapping Sturge-Weber syndrome and Klippel-Trenaunay syndromes. She was initially managed with IOP lowering topical medications but required trabeculectomy in the right eye followed by Ahmed valve implantation in both eyes...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722518/effects-of-pentoxifylline-on-hemodynamic-hemorheological-and-microcirculatory-parameters-in-young-shrs-during-arterial-hypertension-development
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Mark B Plotnikov, Oleg I Aliev, Alexander Y Shamanaev, Anastasia V Sidekhmenova, Yana Anfinogenova, Anna M Anishchenko, Tatiana I Fomina, Alexander M Arkhipov
The most common form of hypertension in young adults is isolated diastolic hypertension. Diastolic arterial pressure is determined by the total peripheral resistance and depends on both vascular hindrance and blood viscosity. The aim of our work was to study the efficiency of pentoxifylline (PTX) in young spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) during the development of arterial hypertension. The effects of a treatment course with PTX (100 mg/kg/day p.o. for 6 weeks, from 5 to 11 weeks old) on the mean, systolic, and diastolic blood pressure (BP); stroke volume; cardiac output; total peripheral resistance (TPR); whole blood viscosity (BV); plasma viscosity; hematocrit; RBC aggregation and deformability; local cerebral blood flow (lCBF); and microvascularization of the visual cortex were studied in SHRs in comparison with control SHRs and Wistar Kyoto rats...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721673/gas-flow-in-the-capillary-of-the-atmosphere-to-vacuum-interface-of-mass-spectrometers
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Michael Skoblin, Alexey Chudinov, Ilia Soulimenkov, Vladimir Brusov, Viacheslav Kozlovskiy
Numerical simulations of a gas flow through a capillary being a part of mass spectrometer atmospheric interface were performed using a detailed laminar flow model. The simulated interface consisted of atmospheric and forevacuum volumes connected via a thin capillary. The pressure in the forevacuum volume where the gas was expanding after passing through the capillary was varied in the wide range from 10 to 900 mbar in order to study the volume flow rate as well as the other flow parameters as functions of the pressure drop between the atmospheric and forevacuum volumes...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720224/development-of-a-1-0-mm-id-temperature-assisted-focusing-precolumn-for-use-with-2-1-mm-id-columns
#17
Stephen R Groskreutz, Anthony R Horner, Stephen G Weber
On-column solute focusing is a simple and powerful method to decrease the influence of precolumn band spreading and increase the allowable volume injected increasing sensitivity. It relies on creating conditions so that the retention factor, k', is transiently increased during the injection process. Both solvent composition and temperature control can be used to effect solute focusing. In the case of temperature, the release of the transiently delayed solute band requires increasing the temperature rapidly and with a minimum of radial thermal gradients...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719516/echocardiography-and-passive-leg-raising-in-the-postoperative-period-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
Yasser El Hadouti, Lucía Valencia, Angel Becerra, Aurelio Rodríguez-Pérez, Jean L Vincent
BACKGROUND: Signs of hypovolaemia are frequent in the postoperative period, but not all patients need or respond to fluid administration. An increase in cardiac output (CO) after passive leg raising (PLR) has been demonstrated to be useful as a volume response predictor in non-surgical, spontaneously breathing patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography after PLR to predict fluid responsiveness in post-surgical patients...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718833/coconut-oil-aggravates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiomyopathy-without-inducing-obesity-systemic-insulin-resistance-or-cardiac-steatosis
#19
Ilayaraja Muthuramu, Ruhul Amin, Andrey Postnov, Mudit Mishra, Frank Jacobs, Olivier Gheysens, Paul P Van Veldhoven, Bart De Geest
Studies evaluating the effects of high-saturated fat diets on cardiac function are most often confounded by diet-induced obesity and by systemic insulin resistance. We evaluated whether coconut oil, containing C12:0 and C14:0 as main fatty acids, aggravates pressure overload-induced cardiomyopathy induced by transverse aortic constriction (TAC) in C57BL/6 mice. Mortality rate after TAC was higher (p < 0.05) in 0.2% cholesterol 10% coconut oil diet-fed mice than in standard chow-fed mice (hazard ratio 2.32, 95% confidence interval 1...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712579/the-importance-of-capillary-density-stroke-work-mismatch-for-right-ventricular-adaptation-to-chronic-pressure-overload
#20
Pierre-Emmanuel Noly, François Haddad, Jennifer Arthur-Ataam, Nathaniel Langer, Peter Dorfmüller, Fanny Loisel, Julien Guihaire, Benoit Decante, Lilia Lamrani, Elie Fadel, Olaf Mercier
OBJECTIVE: Mechanisms of right ventricular (RV) adaptation to chronic pressure overload are not well understood. We hypothesized that a lower capillary density (CD) to stroke work ratio would be associated with more fibrosis and RV maladaptive remodeling. METHODS: We induced RV chronic pressure overload over a 20-week period in 2 piglet models of pulmonary hypertension; that is, a shunt model (n = 5) and a chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension model (n = 5)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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