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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723186/ingestible-sensors
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Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, Nam Ha, Jian Zhen Ou, Kyle J Berean
Ingestible sensing capsules are fast emerging as a critical technology that has the ability to greatly impact health, nutrition, and clinical areas. These ingestible devices are noninvasive and hence are very attractive for customers. With widespread access to smart phones connected to the Internet, the data produced by this technology can be readily seen and reviewed online, and accessed by both users and physicians. The outputs provide invaluable information to reveal the state of gut health and disorders as well as the impact of food, medical supplements, and environmental changes on the gastrointestinal tract...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711066/ion-association-at-discretely-charged-dielectric-interfaces-giant-charge-inversion
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Zhi-Yong Wang, Jianzhong Wu
Giant charge reversal has been identified for the first time by Monte Carlo simulation for a discretely charged surface in contact with a trivalent electrolyte solution. It takes place regardless of the surface charge density under study and the monovalent salt. In stark contrast to earlier predictions based on the 2-dimensional Wigner crystal model to describe strong correlation of counterions at the macroion surface, we find that giant charge reversal reflects an intricate interplay of ionic volume effects, electrostatic correlations, surface charge heterogeneity, and the dielectric response of the confined fluids...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709201/electrohydrodynamic-instability-of-ion-concentration-shock-wave-in-electrophoresis
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Rahul Gaur, Supreet Singh Bahga
Capillary electrophoresis techniques often involve ion-concentration shock waves in an electrolyte solution, propagating under the effect of an external electric field. These shock waves are characterized by self-sharpening gradients in ion concentrations and electrical conductivity that are collinear with the electric field. The coupling of electric field and fluid motion at the shock interface sometimes leads to an undesirable electrohydrodynamic (EHD) instability. Using linear stability analysis, we describe the motion of small-amplitude disturbances of an electrophoretic shock wave...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693742/impact-of-cirrhosis-in-patients-who-underwent-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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Robert J Steffen, Faisal G Bakaeen, Patrick R Vargo, Bogdan A Kindzelski, Douglas R Johnston, Eric E Roselli, A Marc Gillinov, Lars G Svensson, Edward G Soltesz
Cirrhosis is known to adversely affect cardiac surgery outcomes. Our objective was to quantify the morbidity, mortality, and cost that cirrhosis adds to surgical aortic valve replacement. From 1998 to 2011, 423,789 patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Healthcare Cost Utilization Project underwent isolated aortic valve replacement; 2,769 (0.7%) had cirrhosis. Multivariable linear regression and 1:1 propensity matching were used to determine the effect of cirrhosis on postsurgical outcomes. The number of patients with cirrhosis who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement per year more than tripled during the 13-year study period...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686506/the-impact-of-aging-on-epithelial-barriers
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Alan R Parrish
The epithelium has many critical roles in homeostasis, including an essential responsibility in establishing tissue barriers. In addition to the fundamental role in separating internal from external environment, epithelial barriers maintain nutrient, fluid, electrolyte and metabolic waste balance in multiple organs. While, by definition, barrier function is conserved, the structure of the epithelium varies across organs. For example, the skin barrier is a squamous layer of cells with distinct structural features, while the lung barrier is composed of a very thin single cell to minimize diffusion space...
June 26, 2017: Tissue Barriers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665367/-algorithms-of-the-correction-of-fluid-and-electrolyte-disorders-in-patients-with-severe-ischemic-stroke
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V I Ershov, A N Chirkov
AIM: To develop a practical algorithm for the correction of sodium levels and osmolality of blood plasma during the acute period of severe ischemic stroke (IS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty patients with cardioembolic or atherothrombotic stroke, aged from 30 to 80 years, hospitalized in the first 12 h after symptom emergence, were examined. Neurological deficit was assessed with the NIHSS. The monitoring of blood plasma sodium level and osmolality of blood plasma in the 1st and 5th day after stroke as well as of blood circulation volume was performed...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660810/intravenous-fluid-and-electrolyte-administration-in-elective-gastrointestinal-surgery-mechanisms-of-excessive-therapy
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R G Simpson, J Quayle, N Stylianides, G Carlson, M Soop
INTRODUCTION While clinical guidelines stress the importance of the judicious perioperative intravenous fluid administration, data show that adherence to these protocols is poor. The reasons have not been identified. We therefore audited the magnitude and indications of fluid and electrolyte administration in a teaching hospital. We hypothesised that epidural analgesia is associated with excessive fluid therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Intravenous fluid and electrolyte administration during the day of surgery and the subsequent 2 days in consecutive patients undergoing elective gastrointestinal surgery between November 2013 and May 2014 were retrospectively audited...
July 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657837/mckittrick-wheelock-syndrome-treated-by-transanal-minimally-invasive-surgery-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Anne Elisabeth Maria van der Pool, Eelco Jan Rade de Graaf, Maarten Vermaas, Renée Martine Barendse, Pascal Gabriël Doornebosch
INTRODUCTION: McKittrick Wheelock Syndrome (MKWS) is a rare syndrome characterized by secretory diarrhea, dehydration, prerenal acute kidney injury, and severe electrolyte abnormalities caused by a large hypersecretory villous adenoma located in the rectum or rectosigmoid junction. Transabdominal (laparoscopic) procedures are the most described procedures in the treatment of MKWS. We report an alternative surgical approach, transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS), to solve this syndrome...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656648/prenatal-incision-of-ureterocele-causing-bladder-outlet-obstruction-a-multicenter-case-series
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Gihad Chalouhi, Anne-Maude Morency, Roland De Vlieger, José Maria Martinez, Thomas Blanc, Ryan Hodges, Alexandra Gueneuc, Greg Ryan, Jan Deprest, Eduard Gratacos, Yves Ville
We reviewed data from a cohort of fetuses with ureterocele diagnosed and operated prenatally in four fetal therapy centers. Inclusion criteria were: (1)ureterocele confirmed on detailed fetal ultrasound examination, (2)absence of additional fetal malformations (3)fetal intervention to decompress the ureterocele with local institutional review boards' approval. Data on sonographic follow-up, obstetrical, neonatal outcome and postnatal evaluation were collected. Ten cases of prenatally treated ureterocele are described...
June 27, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647800/safety-and-effectiveness-of-tolvaptan-for-fluid-management-after-pediatric-cardiovascular-surgery
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Yuzo Katayama, Tsukasa Ozawa, Noritsugu Shiono, Hiroshi Masuhara, Takeshiro Fujii, Yoshinori Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Postoperative fluid management is important after open heart surgery, because cardiopulmonary bypass evokes an abnormal inflammatory response and increases vascular permeability, especially in pediatric patients. We assessed the safety and effectiveness of tolvaptan for management of postoperative fluid retention after congenital heart surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective study analyzed data from 43 children with uncomplicated congenital heart disease who underwent open heart surgery between September 2013 and August 2016...
June 24, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623705/counter-ion-transport-number-and-membrane-potential-in-working-membrane-systems
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Mette Birch Kristensen, Anders Bentien, Michele Tedesco, Jacopo Catalano
In this work we use the general space-charge (SC) theory for a combined transport model of fluid and ion through cylindrical nanopores to derive equations for the membrane potential and counter-ion transport numbers. We discuss this approach for ion exchange membranes assuming aqueous domains as interconnected network of cylindrical pores. The transport number calculations from the SC theory are compared with the corresponding ones from the uniform potential (UP) and Teorell-Meyer-Sievers (TMS) models in the case of both zero and non-zero concentration gradient across the membrane and with an applied current density...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616210/acute-kidney-injury-an-overview-of-diagnostic-methods-and-clinical-management
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Daniel Hertzberg, Linda Rydén, John W Pickering, Ulrik Sartipy, Martin J Holzmann
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common condition in multiple clinical settings. Patients with AKI are at an increased risk of death, over both the short and long term, and of accelerated renal impairment. As the condition has become more recognized and definitions more unified, there has been a rapid increase in studies examining AKI across many different clinical settings. This review focuses on the classification, diagnostic methods and clinical management that are available, or promising, for patients with AKI...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615646/hydrogen-sulfide-stimulates-cftr-in-xenopus-oocytes-by-activation-of-the-camp-pka-signalling-axis
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Alexander Perniss, Kathrin Preiss, Marcel Nier, Mike Althaus
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been recognized as a signalling molecule which affects the activity of ion channels and transporters in epithelial cells. The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is an epithelial anion channel and a key regulator of electrolyte and fluid homeostasis. In this study, we investigated the regulation of CFTR by H2S. Human CFTR was heterologously expressed in Xenopus oocytes and its activity was electrophysiologically measured by microelectrode recordings. The H2S-forming sulphur salt Na2S as well as the slow-releasing H2S-liberating compound GYY4137 increased transmembrane currents of CFTR-expressing oocytes...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597932/low-cost-zeta-potentiometry-using-solute-gradients
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Sangwoo Shin, Jesse T Ault, Jie Feng, Patrick B Warren, Howard A Stone
The zeta potential is an electric potential in the Debye screening layer of an electrolyte, which represents a key physicochemical surface property in various fields ranging from electrochemistry to pharmaceuticals. Thus, characterizing the zeta potential is essential for many applications, but available measurement techniques are limited. Electrophoretic light scattering is typically used to measure the zeta potential of particles in suspension, whereas zeta potential measurements of a solid wall in solution rely on either streaming potential or electroosmotic mobility measurement techniques, both of which are expensive and sophisticated...
June 9, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593552/a-reformed-surgical-treatment-modality-for-children-with-giant-cystic-craniopharyngioma
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Wanchun Zhu, Xiang Li, Jintao He, Tao Sun, Chunde Li, Jian Gong
OBJECTIVE: Surgical removal plays an important role in treating children's craniopharyngioma. For a safe and minimally invasive craniotomy, a reformed surgical modality was proposed in this paper by combining the insertion of an Ommaya reservoir system (ORS) by stereotactic puncture, aspiration of cystic fluid in 2-day interval for consecutive 7-10 days, and the delayed tumor resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eleven patients (aged from 5 to 9 years old) with giant cystic craniopharyngiomas who had undergone the reformed surgical modality during November 2014 and December 2015 were collected as group A...
June 7, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585150/mild-encephalopathy-encephalitis-with-a-reversible-splenial-lesion-mers-a-report-of-five-neonatal-cases
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Dan Sun, Wen-Hong Chen, Suraj Baralc, Juan Wang, Zhi-Sheng Liu, Yuan-Peng Xia, Lei Chen
Mild encephalopathy/encephalitis with a reversible splenial (MERS) lesion is a clinic-radiological entity. The clinical features of MERS in neonates are still not systemically reported. This paper presents five cases of MERS, and the up-to-date reviews of previously reported cases were collected and analyzed in the literature. Here we describe five cases clinically diagnosed with MERS. All of them were neonates and the average age was about 4 days. They were admitted for the common neurological symptoms such as hyperspasmia, poor reactivity and delirium...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580076/postoperative-acute-kidney-injury
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Jung Tak Park
Acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is a common and serious complication. Several definitions of AKI have been proposed recently, and include both increases in serum creatinine levels and decreases in urine output as diagnostic criteria. The pathophysiology of postoperative AKI is complex and involves both ischemic injury and systemic inflammation. Identifying risk factors, such as old age, underlying diabetes, heart failure, and obesity, may aid in the application of preventative methods for postoperative AKI...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573174/optimal-intake-of-clear-liquids-during-preparation-for-afternoon-colonoscopy-with-low-volume-polyethylene-glycol-plus-ascorbic-acid
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Masahiro Tajika, Tsutomu Tanaka, Makoto Ishihara, Yutaka Hirayama, Sachiyo Oonishi, Nobumasa Mizuno, Kazuo Hara, Susumu Hijioka, Hiroshi Imaoka, Toshihisa Fujiyoshi, Nobuhiro Hieda, Nozomi Okuno, Tsukasa Yoshida, Kenji Yamao, Vikram Bhatia, Masahiko Ando, Yasumasa Niwa
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS : The standard colonoscopy preparation regimen in Japan for afternoon procedures is sequential intake of 1 L of polyethylene glycol electrolyte lavage solution containing ascorbic acid (PEG-ASC), 0.5 L of clear liquid, 0.5 L of PEG-ASC, and finally 0.25 L of clear fluids (all at a rate of 0.25 L every 15 min). However, this regimen seems poorly tolerated and complicated for many patients compared to previous regimen of polyethylene glycol electrolyte lavage solution...
June 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567321/neuropsychiatric-manifestations-in-a-patient-with-panhypopituitarism
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Oluwole Jegede, Ajouka Jeyakumar, Thyarapan Balakumar, Alyssa Raghu, Katherine I Chang, Katarina Soewono, Mario Gustave, Ayodeji Jolayemi
We present a case of an incidental diagnosis of panhypopituitarism in a 68-year-old African American man admitted to our psychiatric inpatient unit with symptoms suggestive of schizophrenia. The case was unusual as a first-episode psychosis given the patient's age. In the course of his admission, the patient's clinical condition deteriorated culminating in a sudden altered mental status which prompted a transfer to the medical floors and further investigations. A head CT scan and a pituitary MRI revealed a near total resection of the pituitary while laboratory investigations revealed hyponatremia and a grossly low hormone profile...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553873/does-fluid-resuscitation-with-balanced-solutions-induce-electrolyte-and-metabolic-abnormalities-an-in-vitro-assessment
#20
Łukasz J Krzych, Piotr F Czempik
BACKGROUND: Popular intravenous fluids in clinical use may have impact on electrolyte concentration and metabolic balance and should be considered as powerful pharmacologic agents. There is growing body of evidence that fluid therapy should be more individualized and preferably based on balanced solutions. AIM: We sought to investigate impact of three commonly used balanced fluids on electrolytes and metabolic equilibrium in an in vitro setting. METHODS: Study group comprised 32 healthy male volunteers (no history of any acute/chronic disorder or known metabolic abnormalities), aged 21-35 (29 ± 4) years, weighting 59-103 (81...
May 29, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
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