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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437104/redox-active-macrocycles-for-organic-rechargeable-batteries
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Dong Jun Kim, Keith R Hermann, Aleksandrs Prokofjevs, Michael T Otley, Cristian Pezzato, Magdalena Owczarek, J Fraser Stoddart
Organic rechargeable batteries, composed of redox-active molecules, are emerging as candidates for the next generation of energy storage materials because of their large specific capacities, cost effectiveness, and the abundance of organic precursors, when compared with conventional lithium-ion batteries. Although redox-active molecules often display multiple redox states, precise control of a molecule's redox potential, leading to a single output voltage in a battery, remains a fundamental challenge in this popular field of research...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436467/prediction-of-intraventricular-haemorrhage-in-preterm-infants-using-time-series-analysis-of-blood-pressure-and-respiratory-signals
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Jacqueline Huvanandana, Chinh Nguyen, Cindy Thamrin, Mark Tracy, Murray Hinder, Alistair L McEwan
Despite the decline in mortality rates of extremely preterm infants, intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) remains common in survivors. The need for resuscitation and cardiorespiratory management, particularly within the first 24 hours of life, are important factors in the incidence and timing of IVH. Variability analyses of heart rate and blood pressure data has demonstrated potential approaches to predictive monitoring. In this study, we investigated the early identification of infants at a high risk of developing IVH, using time series analysis of blood pressure and respiratory data...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433454/a-randomized-comparison-of-three-chest-compression-techniques-and-associated-hemodynamic-effect-during-infant-cpr-a-randomized-manikin-study
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Jacek Smereka, Lukasz Szarpak, Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez, Jerzy R Ladny, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric cardiac arrest is an uncommon but critical life-threatening event requiring effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation. High-quality cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential, but is poorly performed, even by highly skilled healthcare providers. The recently described two-thumb chest compression technique (nTTT) consists of the two thumbs directed at the angle of 90° to the chest while having the fingers fist-clenched. This technique might facilitate adequate chest-compression depth, chest-compression rate and rate of full chest-pressure relief...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432166/the-lazarus-phenomenon-spontaneous-cardioversion-after-termination-of-resuscitation-in-a-scottish-hospital
#4
Benjamin Spowage-Delaney, Christopher T Edmunds, Jamie G Cooper
A 66-year-old man suffered a ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest after an episode of chest pain. Despite advanced life support, his condition deteriorated; the situation was considered irrecoverable and resuscitation was discontinued. The patient was observed for about 5 min with irregular agonal gasping respirations evident but no palpable pulse. A gradual increase in the regularity of breathing pattern heralded the return of spontaneous circulation. An inferior myocardial infarction was diagnosed. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention was performed...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416982/automatic-atrial-capture-device-control-in-real-life-practice-a-multicenter-experience
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Massimo Giammaria, Gianluca Quirino, Mariangela Alberio, Umberto Parravicini, Eliana Cipolla, Guido Rossetti, Antonio Ruocco, Gaetano Senatore, Francesco Rametta, Paolo Pistelli
BACKGROUND: Device-based fully automatic pacing capture detection is useful in clinical practice and important in the era of remote care management. The main objective of this study was to verify the effectiveness of the new ACAP Confirm® algorithm in managing atrial capture in the medium term in comparison with early post-implantation testing. METHODS: Data were collected from 318 patients (66% male; mean age, 73±10 years); 237 of these patients underwent device implantation and 81 box changes in 31 Italian hospitals...
April 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416507/thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Bérangère S Joly, Paul Coppo, Agnes Veyradier
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare and life-threatening thrombotic micro-angiopathy characterized by a microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, severe thrombocytopenia and organ ischemia linked to disseminated microvascular platelet rich-thrombi. TTP is specifically related to a severe deficiency in ADAMTS13 (A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease with ThromboSpondin type 1 repeats, member 13), the specific von Willebrand factor-cleaving pro-tease. ADAMTS13 deficiency is most frequently acquired via ADAMTS13 autoantibodies but rarely, it is inherited via mutations of ADAMTS13 gene...
April 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416296/hiv-infection-and-aortic-stiffness
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Luisa Helena Maia Leite, Ariel Cohen, Franck Boccara
People living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and receiving antiretroviral therapy now have the same life expectancy as the general population. However, they have a higher risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular events because of a complex and polyfactorial vasculopathy, combining the effects of antiretroviral therapy, the HIV virus itself, immune activation, chronic inflammation and metabolic disturbances. Whether people living with HIV infection experience increased vascular aging compared with the general population remains controversial...
April 14, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415490/poly-ionic-liquid-functionalized-polypyrrole-nanotubes-supported-gold-nanoparticles-an-efficient-electrochemical-sensor-to-detect-epinephrine
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Hui Mao, Haifeng Zhang, Wei Jiang, Jiachen Liang, Ying Sun, Yu Zhang, Qiuhua Wu, Guolin Zhang, Xi-Ming Song
Poly(ionic liquids) (PILs) have been applied as the linkers between Au nanoparticles (NPs) and polypyrrole nanotubes (PPyNTs) for the synthesis of Au/PILs/PPyNTs hybrids. Due to the presence of PILs, high-density and well-dispersed Au NPs have been deposited on the surface of PILs/PPyNTs by anion-exchange with Au precursor and the in-situ reduction of metal ions. The obtained Au/PILs/PPyNTs hybrids can be used as a good steady electrode material for sensitively and selectively detecting epinephrine (EP). The catalytic oxidation peak currents obtained from differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) increased linearly with increasing EP concentrations in the range of 35-960μM with a detection limit of 298...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410262/life-saving-esophageal-intubation-in-neonate-with-undiagnosed-tracheal-agenesis-a-case-report
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Christopher Sattler, Franklin Chiao, David Stein, Denise Murphy
A 3-day-old, 2.2-kg former 34-week premature infant with imperforate anus required loop ileostomy surgery. At delivery, the child had respiratory distress. Endotracheal intubation was "confirmed" by detection of exhaled carbon dioxide with a Pedi-Cap (Covidien, Dublin, Ireland) and subsequent chest x-ray. On arrival to the operating room, the pulse oximeter reading was 100% despite a large leak around the endotracheal tube and high-airway pressures. Packing the throat reduced the leak and increased the tidal volume...
April 13, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398697/effects-of-targeting-lower-versus-higher-arterial-oxygen-saturations-on-death-or-disability-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Lisa M Askie, Brian A Darlow, Peter G Davis, Neil Finer, Ben Stenson, Maximo Vento, Robin Whyte
BACKGROUND: The use of supplemental oxygen in the care of extremely preterm infants has been common practice since the 1940s. Despite this, there is little agreement regarding which oxygen saturation (SpO₂) ranges to target to maximise short- or long-term growth and development, while minimising harms. There are two opposing concerns. Lower oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ at 90% or less) may impair neurodevelopment or result in death. Higher oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ greater than 90%) may increase severe retinopathy of prematurity or chronic lung disease...
April 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397714/effect-of-intravenous-pulse-dexamethasone-versus-daily-oral-prednisolone-on-bone-mineral-density-in-dermatology-patients-is-it-a-site-specific-response
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Sanjeev Handa, Gurjeet Singh, Amanjot Kaur Arora, Niranjan Khandelwal, Vivek Gupta
BACKGROUND: The use of glucocorticoids in various forms of administration is complicated by their systemic side effects. Although intravenous pulse therapy is considered to have lesser systemic side effects, there are few studies in literature comparing the effects of intravenous pulse glucocorticoids versus oral daily glucocorticoids on bone mineral density. AIM: To compare the effects of intravenous pulse glucocorticoids and oral daily glucocorticoids on bone mineral density with the aim of finding any site-specific osteopenic side effect...
April 10, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385422/compensatory-response-of-fathead-minnow-larvae-following-a-pulsed-in-situ-exposure-to-a-seasonal-agricultural-runoff-event
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Jonathan M Ali, Jodi L Sangster, Daniel D Snow, Shannon L Bartelt-Hunt, Alan S Kolok
Agriculturally-dominated waterways such as those found throughout the Midwestern United States often experience seasonal pulses of agrichemical contaminants which pose a potential hazard to aquatic organisms at varying life stages. The objective of this study was to characterize the developmental plasticity of fathead minnow larvae in a natural environment subject to a seasonal episodic perturbation in the form of a complex mixture of agricultural stressors. Fathead minnow larvae were maintained at the Elkhorn River Research Station for a 28-d in situ exposure to an agrichemical pulse event...
April 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383531/microbial-community-response-to-hydration-desiccation-cycles-in-desert-soil
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Adam Šťovíček, Minsu Kim, Dani Or, Osnat Gillor
Life in desert soil is marked by episodic pulses of water and nutrients followed by long periods of drought. While the desert flora and fauna flourish after rainfall the response of soil microorganisms remains unclear and understudied. We provide the first systematic study of the role of soil aqueous habitat dynamics in shaping microbial community composition and diversity. Detailed monitoring of natural microbial communities after a rainfall event revealed a remarkable decrease in diversity and a significant transition in community composition that were gradually restored to pre-rainfall values during soil desiccation...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382317/probing-ultra-fast-processes-with-high-dynamic-range-at-4th-generation-light-sources-arrival-time-and-intensity-binning-at-unprecedented-repetition-rates
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S Kovalev, B Green, T Golz, S Maehrlein, N Stojanovic, A S Fisher, T Kampfrath, M Gensch
Understanding dynamics on ultrafast timescales enables unique and new insights into important processes in the materials and life sciences. In this respect, the fundamental pump-probe approach based on ultra-short photon pulses aims at the creation of stroboscopic movies. Performing such experiments at one of the many recently established accelerator-based 4th-generation light sources such as free-electron lasers or superradiant THz sources allows an enormous widening of the accessible parameter space for the excitation and/or probing light pulses...
March 2017: Structural Dynamics (Melville, N.Y.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381021/handheld-free-space-quantum-key-distribution-with-dynamic-motion-compensation
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Hyunchae Chun, Iris Choi, Grahame Faulkner, Larry Clarke, Bryan Barber, Glenn George, Colin Capon, Antti Niskanen, Joachim Wabnig, Dominic O'Brien, David Bitauld
Mobile devices have become an inseparable part of our everyday life. They are used to transmit an ever-increasing amount of sensitive health, financial and personal information. This exposes us to the growing scale and sophistication of cyber-attacks. Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) can provide unconditional and future-proof data security but implementing it for handheld mobile devices comes with specific challenges. To establish security, secret keys of sufficient length need to be transmitted during the time of a handheld transaction (~1s) despite device misalignment, ambient light and user's inevitable hand movements...
March 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380473/successful-management-of-a-patient-with-autoimmune-hemorrhaphilia-due-to-anti-factor-xiii-13-antibodies-complicated-by-pulmonary-thromboembolism
#16
Yoshiyuki Ogawa, Kunio Yanagisawa, Masayoshi Souri, Masahiro Mihara, Chiaki Naito, Makiko Takizawa, Takuma Ishizaki, Takeki Mitsui, Hiroshi Handa, Tsukasa Osaki, Yoshihisa Nojima, Akitada Ichinose
Autoimmune hemophilia-like disease (hemorrhaphilia) due to anti-factor XIII (FXIII) antibodies (AH13) is a very rare, life-threatening bleeding disorder. A 77-year-old woman developed macrohematuria and a right renal pelvic hematoma. The coagulation times were not prolonged, but FXIII activity and antigen levels were severely and moderately reduced to 9 and 29% of normal values, respectively. Accordingly, the FXIII-specific activity turned out to be low. FXIII inhibitor and anti-FXIII-A subunit autoantibodies were detected by a 1:1 crossmixing test and immunoblot and immunochromatographic assays...
April 6, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377475/diagnosis-imaging-and-clinical-management-of-aortic-coarctation
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REVIEW
Elles J Dijkema, Tim Leiner, Heynric B Grotenhuis
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a well-known congenital heart disease (CHD), which is often associated with several other cardiac and vascular anomalies, such as bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus and aortic arch hypoplasia. Despite echocardiographic screening, prenatal diagnosis of CoA remains difficult. Most patients with CoA present in infancy with absent, delayed or reduced femoral pulses, a supine arm-leg blood pressure gradient (>20 mm Hg), or a murmur due to rapid blood flow across the CoA or associated lesions (BAV)...
April 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376837/heartmate-3-fully-magnetically-levitated-left-ventricular-assist-device-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-heart-failure-1%C3%A2-year-results-from-the-ce-mark-trial
#18
Thomas Krabatsch, Ivan Netuka, Jan D Schmitto, Daniel Zimpfer, Jens Garbade, Vivek Rao, Michiel Morshuis, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Silvana Marasco, Laura Damme, Yuriy Pya
BACKGROUND: The HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) (St. Jude Medical Inc., St Paul, MN) with full magnetic levitation allows for wide and consistent blood flow paths and an artificial pulse designed for enhanced hemocompatibility. The HeartMate 3 received market approval in the European Union in 2015 following completion of a multicenter study. After reaching the 6-month study endpoint, patients continue to be followed for 2 years with the 1-year results presented herein...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373969/the-molecular-apgar-score-a-key-to-unlocking-evolutionary-principles
#19
John S Torday, Heber C Nielsen
One of the first "tools" used for systematically evaluating successful newborn transitional physiology at birth was the Apgar Score, devised by Virginia Apgar in 1953. This objective assessment tool allowed clinicians to immediately gauge the relative success of a newborn infant making the transition from the in utero liquid immersive environment to the ex utero gas environment in the delivery room during the first minutes after birth. The scoring system, although eponymous, is generally summarized as an acronym based on Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration, criteria evaluated and scored at 1 and 5 min after birth...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372365/development-and-experimental-study-of-oil-free-capacitor-module-for-plasma-focus-device
#20
Ravindra Kumar Sharma, Archana Sharma
This development is concerned with the compact capacitor module for a plasma focus device. Oil-free, non-standard geometry capacitors are designed and developed for high current delivery in sub-microseconds time. Metalized dielectric film based pulse capacitor becomes progressively less viable at currents above 10 kA. It is due to reliability and energy scaling difficulties, based on effects such as vaporization, high resistivity, and end connection. Bipolar electrolytic capacitors are also not preferred due to their limited life and comparatively low peak current delivery...
March 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
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