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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441692/physiological-role-of-endothelin-1-in-flow-mediated-vasodilatation-in-humans-and-impact-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Jérémy Bellien, Michèle Iacob, Christelle Monteil, Isabelle Rémy-Jouet, Clothilde Roche, Thomas Duflot, Cathy Vendeville, Laurence Gutierrez, Christian Thuillez, Vincent Richard, Robinson Joannidès
OBJECTIVES: The current study addressed the hypothesis that the local decrease in endothelin-1 (ET-1) bioavailability during sustained flow increases contributes to endothelium-dependent, flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of conduit arteries and is altered in presence of cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: In nine young healthy individuals, the decrease in local ET-1 plasma levels and radial artery FMD in response to hand skin heating (from 34 to 44 °C) was not affected by endothelin type A (ETA) receptor blockade, achieved using the brachial infusion of BQ-123 (100 nmol/min per l of forearm), as compared with physiological saline (0...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439437/supraglottic-airway-devices-the-search-for-the-best-insertion-technique-or-the-time-to-change-our-point-of-view
#2
Massimiliano Sorbello, Flavia Petrini
In the crowded world of supraglottic airway devices (SADs), many papers compare the easiness of insertion based on the different endpoints of an operator's satisfaction: first pass success, ventilation effectiveness, complications and morbidity. Proseal LMA(™) (Laryngeal Mask Airway, Teleflex Medical, Dublin, Ireland) has been extensively studied because on one hand it has a steeper learning curve and more complex insertion when compared with other SADs and on the other hand many alternative techniques are available to facilitate insertion...
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439192/bedside-vein-mapping-for-conduit-size-in-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
#3
Frank Manetta, Pey-Jen Yu, Allan Mattia, John C Karaptis, Alan R Hartman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The greater saphenous vein has been used in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for more than 50 years. Endoscopic vein harvesting has greatly reduced the morbidity associated with obtaining the vein, but the quality of the vein could not be assessed before its was exposed surgically or after the endoscopic procedure had been performed. This study was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of preoperative mapping of the greater saphenous vein at the bedside in assessing suitable conduit size for use in CABG...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438985/decreased-compliance-in-the-deep-and-superficial-conduit-veins-of-the-upper-arm-during-prolonged-cycling-exercise
#4
Anna Oue, Kohei Sato, Marina Yoneya, Tomoko Sadamoto
We examined whether there is a difference in compliance between the deep and superficial conduit veins of the upper arm in response to prolonged exercise. Eight young men performed cycling exercise at 60% of peak oxygen uptake until rectal temperature had been increased by 1.1°C for 38-48 min. The cross-sectional area (CSA) of the brachial (deep) and basilic (superficial) veins was assessed by ultrasound during a cuff deflation protocol. Compliance (CPL) was calculated as the numerical derivative of the cuff pressure and CSA curve...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435148/plasma-mediated-protein-immobilisation-enhances-the-vascular-compatibility-of-polyurethane-with-tissue-matched-mechanical-properties
#5
Irina Kondyurina, Steven Wise, Alan Ngo, Elysse Filipe, Alexey Kondyurin, Anthony Weiss, Shisan Bao, Marcela Bilek
Polyurethanes are a diverse class of polymers, with independently tunable mechanical and biodegradation properties making them a versatile platform material for biomedical implants. Previous iterations have failed to adequately embody appropriate mechanical and biological properties, particularly for vascular medicine where strength, compliance and multifaceted biocompatibility are required. We have synthesized a new polyurethane formulation with finely tuned mechanical properties, combining high strength and extensibility with a low Young's modulus...
April 24, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433355/the-no-touch-saphenous-vein-graft-in-elderly-coronary-bypass-patients-with-multiple-comorbidities-is-a-promising-conduit-to-substitute-the-left-internal-thoracic-artery
#6
Ninos Samano, Håkan Geijer, Lennart Bodin, Mikael Arbeus, John D Mannion, Michael Dashwood, Domingos Souza
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the patency rates of no-touch saphenous vein grafts anastomosed to the left anterior descending artery compared with the left internal thoracic artery. Further, we compared the patency of no-touch vein grafts to the left anterior descending artery with the patency of no-touch vein grafts to other coronary arteries. METHODS: Of 2635 consecutive patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting between 2003 and 2008, 168 (6.3%) were given at least a saphenous vein graft to the left anterior descending artery to avoid harvesting complications in high-risk patients or in response to a left internal thoracic artery injury...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432073/in-situ-laser-fenestration-is-a-feasible-method-for-revascularization-of-aortic-arch-during-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#7
Jinbao Qin, Zhen Zhao, Ruihua Wang, Kaichuang Ye, Weimin Li, Xiaobing Liu, Guang Liu, Chaoyi Cui, Huihua Shi, Zhiyou Peng, Fukang Yuan, Xinrui Yang, Min Lu, Xintian Huang, Mier Jiang, Xin Wang, Minyi Yin, Xinwu Lu
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of the aortic major branches during thoracic endovascular aortic repair is complicated because of the complex anatomic configuration and variation of the aortic arch. In situ laser fenestration has shown great potential for the revascularization of aortic branches. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of in situ laser fenestration on the three branches of the aortic arch during thoracic endovascular aortic repair. METHODS AND RESULTS: Before clinical application, the polytetrafluoroethylene and Dacron grafts were fenestrated by an 810-nm laser system ex vivo, which did not damage the bare metal portion of the endografts and created a clean fenestration while maintaining the integrity of the endografts...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431731/pericardial-conduit-for-pulmonary-artery-reconstruction-by-surgical-stapling
#8
Noriyuki Matsutani, Eiichi Kanai, Ryutaro Hanawa, Yusuke Takahashi, Hirofumi Uehara, Hisae Iinuma, Masafumi Kawamura
Pulmonary artery reconstruction in lung cancer surgery is an effective surgical method to avoid pneumonectomy that leads to longer survival times with few adverse effects. The pericardium is often used for the interposition of a prosthetic conduit. A pericardial conduit can be easily and precisely constructed by surgical stapling, which facilitates pulmonary artery reconstruction. In this report, the process and pitfalls of surgical stapling are described.
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424067/preventing-parastomal-hernias-with-systematic-intraperitoneal-specifically-designed-mesh
#9
Raquel Conde-Muíño, José-Luis Díez, Alberto Martínez, Francisco Huertas, Inmaculada Segura, Pablo Palma
BACKGROUND: Parastomal hernia is a very common complication after stoma formation. Current surgical techniques for repairing parastomal hernia have unsatisfactory results. We aim to assess our preliminary experience with prophylactic mesh placement at the time of stoma formation. METHODS: Data were prospectively recorded. A specifically designed mesh made of polyvinyl fluoride with central conduit (Dynamesh IPST®) was fixed using an intra-peritoneal onlay technique...
April 19, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421915/use-of-a-modified-classic-bt-shunt-in-a-patient-with-multiple-conduit-obstructions-with-positive-lupus-anticoagulant
#10
Pallav Bhattarai, Ayesha Zia, Joseph M Forbess, Kristine J Guleserian, Susan R Hupp, Timothy Pirolli
The use of a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit has re-emerged as a popular alternative to a systemic artery-to-pulmonary artery shunt in the Norwood procedure. Both proximal obstruction secondary to dynamic compression and distal obstruction at the anastomosis site with the pulmonary arteries are well described. In an effort to prevent complications, a technique where in the conduit is placed through the entire full thickness, or dunked, through the RV free wall has been described. We report a case of a patient with HLHS and positive lupus anticoagulant who developed recurrent conduit obstructions...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420728/a-membrane-embedded-pathway-delivers-general-anesthetics-to-two-interacting-binding-sites-in-the-gloeobacter-violaceus-ion-channel
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Mark J Arcario, Christopher G Mayne, Emad Tajkhorshid
General anesthetics exert their effects on the central nervous system by acting on ion channels, most notably pentameric ligand-gated ion channels (pLGICs). Although numerous studies have focused on pLGICs, the details of anesthetic binding and channel modulation remains debated. A better understanding of anesthetic mechanism of action is necessary for the development of safer and more efficacious drugs. Herein, we present a computational study identifying two anesthetic binding sites in the transmembrane domain of the GLIC channel, characterize the putative binding pathway, and observe structural changes associated with channel function...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420609/molecule-mechanism-for-regulating-stomatal-development-in-plants
#12
Chen Qingyun, Li Youzhi, Fan Xianwei
Stomata are small adjustable pores on the surface (epidermis) of land plants that act as a main conduit for gas exchange. They not only play an essential role in photosynthesis of green plants but also exert an important influence on the global carbon and water cycle. There are great differences between monocots and dicots in distribution and morphological structure of the stomata, affecting the species-specific regulation of stomatal development. In this review, we summarize the molecular regulation networks associated with stomatal precursor cell fate determination and the epigenetic mechanisms on regulation of polar cell division...
April 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419793/impact-of-emergency-department-discharge-stream-short-stay-unit-performance-and-hospital-bed-occupancy-rates-on-access-and-patient-flowmeasures-a-single-site-study
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Amith L Shetty, Caleb Teh, Matthew Vukasovic, Shannon Joyce, Milan R Vaghasiya, Roberto Forero
OBJECTIVE: The ED discharge stream short stay units (EDSSUs) aim to facilitate patient flows through EDs. We investigate the relationship between EDSSU census and hospital bed occupancy rates (BORs) on National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) performance and did-not-wait (DNW) rates at a tertiary metropolitan adult ED in Sydney, Australia. METHODS: We collated data for all ED presentations between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2014. Daily ED, EDSSU census and ED-accessible hospital BORs were tabulated with daily ED NEAT performance and DNW rates...
April 16, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418361/-intraoperative-formation-of-the-valved-conduit-in-aortic-root-surgery
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Yu V Belov, A V Lysenko, R N Komarov, A V Stonogin
AIM: To present an experience of intraoperative manufacture of the valved conduit in aortic root surgery in the Department of Cardiac Surgery of Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In our department aortic valve and ascending aortic replacement using intraoperatively manufactured valved conduit was performed in 11 patients for the period 2012-2016. Technical aspects, choice of vascular prosthesis size and type of fixation to achieve optimal hemodynamics and adequate impermeability of stitches are described...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418247/high-and-stable-ionic-conductivity-in-2d-nanofluidic-ion-channels-between-boron-nitride-layers
#15
Si Qin, Dan Liu, Guang Wang, David Portehault, Christopher J Garvey, Yury Gogotsi, Weiwei Lei, Ying Chen
Achieving a high rate of ionic transport through porous membranes and ionic channels is important in numerous applications ranging from energy storage to water desalination, but still remains a challenge. Herein we show that ions can quickly pass through interlayer spaces in hydrated boron nitride (BN) membranes. Measurements of surface-charge governed ionic currents through BN conduits in a variety of salt solutions (KCl, NaCl and CaCl2) at low salt concentrations (<10-4 M) showed several orders of magnitude higher ionic conductivity compared to the bulk solution...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416335/clinical-outcomes-following-self-expanding-metal-stent-placement-for-esophageal-salvage
#16
Diana H Liang, Eric Hwang, Leonora M Meisenbach, Min P Kim, Edward Y Chan, Puja Gaur Khaitan
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) for esophageal salvage in patients who would otherwise require esophageal/conduit resection. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients who had SEMS placed from January 2010 to December 2015. Patient demographics, esophageal stent characteristics, and outcomes were assessed in our patient cohort. RESULTS: Our study included a total of 83 patients. A total of 148 SEMS were placed, with 121 partially covered SEMS (pcSEMS) and 27 fully covered SEMS (cSEMS)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416323/review-of-coronary-subclavian-steal-syndrome
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REVIEW
Bennett Cua, Natasha Mamdani, David Halpin, Sunny Jhamnani, Sasanka Jayasuriya, Carlos Mena-Hurtado
The clinical benefits of using the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to bypass the left anterior descending artery are well established making it the most frequently used conduit for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Coronary subclavian steal syndrome (CSSS) occurs during left arm exertion when (1) the LIMA is used during bypass surgery and (2) there is a high grade (≥75%) left subclavian artery stenosis or occlusion proximal to the ostia of the LIMA resulting in "stealing" of the myocardial blood supply via retrograde flow up the LIMA graft to maintain left upper extremity perfusion...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416026/evaluation-of-a-pilot-service-to-facilitate-discharge-of-patients-with-stable-long-term-mental-health-needs-from-secondary-to-primary-care-the-role-of-primary-care-mental-health-specialists
#18
Kate Hamilton-West, Sarah Hotham, Wei Yang, Julie Hedayioglu, Charlotte Brigden
Aim We aimed to evaluate a pilot service to facilitate discharge of patients with stable long-term mental health needs from secondary to primary care. BACKGROUND: Patients with stable long-term mental health conditions are often not discharged from secondary mental health services when no longer needed due to insufficient systems and processes to enable safe, effective, recovery-focussed treatment and support. The Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PCMHS) Service was developed to address this gap; new PCMHS posts were introduced to act as a conduit for patients being discharged from secondary care and a single point of referral back into secondary care, should it be required...
April 18, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415129/p1294evaluation-of-right-atrium-mechanics-and-relation-with-loading-conditions-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#19
S Unlu
Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate the right atrial (RA) mechanics and change in echocardiographic parameters used for assessment of RA by examining the end stage kidney patients before and after the hemodialysis (HD). Methods: Patients between 18 and 85 years of age, receiving HD for at least 6 months were included. The echocardiographic images were obtained before and after hemodialysis therapy. Two-dimensional speckle tracking strain analysis was performed for right atrium in 62 patients...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414427/enhancing-extracellular-electron-transfer-of-shewanella-oneidensis-mr-1-through-coupling-improved-flavin-synthesis-and-metal-reducing-conduit-for-pollutant-degradation
#20
Di Min, Lei Cheng, Feng Zhang, Xue-Na Huang, Dao-Bo Li, Dong-Feng Liu, Tai-Chu Lau, Yang Mu, Han-Qing Yu
Dissimilatory metal reducing bacteria (DMRB) are capable of extracellular electron transfer (EET) to insoluble metal oxides, which are used as external electron acceptors by DMRB for their anaerobic respiration. The EET process has important contribution to environmental remediation mineral cycling, and bioelectrochemical systems. However, the low EET efficiency remains to be one of the major bottlenecks for its practical applications for pollutant degradation. In this work, Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, a model DMRB, was used to examine the feasibility of enhancing the EET and its biodegradation capacity through genetic engineering...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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