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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324989/non-contact-real-time-estimation-of-intrapulmonary-pressure-and-tidal-volume-for-chronic-heart-failure-patients
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Vinh Phuc Tran, Adel Ali Al-Jumaily
Long-term continuous patient monitoring is required in many health systems for monitoring and analytical diagnosing purposes. It has been recognized that these types of monitoring systems have shortcomings related to patient comfort and/or functionality. Non-contact monitoring systems have been developed to address some of these shortcomings. One of such systems is non-contact physiological vital signs assessments for Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) patients. This paper presents a novel pulmonary ventilation model that defines the relationship between the intrapulmonary pressure and the chest displacement...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318987/a-clinical-evaluation-of-the-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-intravenous-alfaxalone-in-cyclodextrin-in-male-and-female-rats-following-a-loading-dose-and-constant-rate-infusion
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Kate L White, Stuart Paine, John Harris
OBJECTIVE: To characterise, as a clinical study, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and describe the hypnotic effect of the neurosteroid alfaxalone (3α-hydroxy-5 α-pregnane-11, 20-dione) formulated with 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin in male and female rats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, experimental laboratory study. ANIMALS: A total of 12 (six male and six female) adult, aged-matched Sprague Dawley rats. METHODS: Surgery and instrumentation was performed under isoflurane anaesthesia in an oxygen/nitrous oxide mixture (1:2) and local anaesthetic infiltration...
February 1, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318340/characteristic-plethysmographic-findings-in-a-guinea-pig-model-of-copd
#3
Edgar Ramírez-Ramírez, Armando Torres-Ramírez, Jesús Alquicira-Mireles, Abraham Cañavera-Constantino, Patricia Segura-Medina, Martha Montaño-Ramírez, Carlos Ramos-Abraham, Mario H Vargas, José Luis Arreola-Ramírez
AIM OF THE STUDY: Long-term exposure to cigarette smoke generates chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in guinea pigs, but a comprehensive evaluation of changes in lung function, as assessed by barometric whole body plethysmography (WBP), is lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female guinea pigs were exposed to the smoke of 20 cigarettes/day, 5 days/week, during 10 weeks (COPD group, n = 8), and were compared with unexposed female guinea pigs of the same age (control group, n = 8)...
March 20, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295810/local-adaptation-along-an-environmental-cline-in-a-species-with-an-inversion-polymorphism
#4
Maren Wellenreuther, Hanna Rosenquist, Peter Jaksons, Keith Larson W
Polymorphic inversions are ubiquitous across the animal kingdom and are frequently associated with clines in inversion frequencies across environmental gradients. Such clines are thought to result from selection favouring local adaptation, however, empirical tests are scarce. The seaweed fly Coelopa frigida has an α/β inversion polymorphism and previous work demonstrated that the α inversion frequency declines from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea, and is correlated with changes in tidal range, salinity, algal composition and wrackbed stability...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295522/effects-of-progressive-hypoventilation-on-left-ventricular-appearance-an-alternative-etiology-of-acute-sonographic-short-axis-d-shaping
#5
Viktor Kromann Ringgård, Anders Høyer Sørensen, Kristian Borup Wemmelund, Erik Sloth, Peter Juhl-Olsen
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of progressive hypoventilation on echocardiographic measures of the left ventricular (LV) appearance in a porcine model. METHODS: Ten piglets were included in the experimental group, and 5 served as controls. The experimental group underwent 3 interventions of progressive hypoventilation (baseline: tidal volume, 240 mL; respiratory frequency, 16 minutes(-1) ; first intervention: tidal volume, 240 mL; respiratory frequency, 8 minutes-1; second intervention: tidal volume, 240 mL; respiratory frequency, 4 minutes(-1) ; and third intervention: tidal volume, 120 mL; respiratory frequency, 4 minutes(-1) )...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292973/evaluation-of-functional-characteristics-of-4-oscillatory-positive-pressure-devices-in-a-simulated-cystic-fibrosis-model
#6
Hillary Van Fleet, Diane K Dunn, Neil L McNinch, Teresa A Volsko
BACKGROUND: Oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) is an airway clearance therapy that delivers positive pressure and air-flow oscillations during exhalation. This study described functional characteristic differences of 4 OPEP devices during an active exhalation in a simulated model. We hypothesized peak pressure (Ppeak), positive expiratory pressure (PEP), oscillatory frequency (f), and pressure amplitude will differ, depending upon the device used, device resistance setting, and time (repeated consecutive active exhalations through the device)...
March 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291085/respiratory-effects-of-the-nociceptin-orphanin-fq-peptide-and-opioid-receptor-agonist-cebranopadol-in-healthy-human-volunteers
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Albert Dahan, Merel Boom, Elise Sarton, Justin Hay, Geert Jan Groeneveld, Meike Neukirchen, John Bothmer, Leon Aarts, Erik Olofsen
BACKGROUND: Cebranopadol is a novel strong analgesic that coactivates the nociceptin/orphanin FQ receptor and classical opioid receptors. There are indications that activation of the nociceptin/orphanin FQ receptor is related to ceiling in respiratory depression. In this phase 1 clinical trial, we performed a pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic study to quantify cebranopadol's respiratory effects. METHODS: Twelve healthy male volunteers received 600 μg oral cebranopadol as a single dose...
April 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278451/reference-free-adjustment-of-respiratory-inductance-plethysmography-for-measurements-during-physical-exercise
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Heike Leutheuser, Christian Heyde, Kai Roecker, Albert Gollhofer, Bjoern Eskofier
OBJECTIVE: Respiratory inductance plethysmography (RIP) provides an unobtrusive method for measuring breathing characteristics. Accurately adjusted RIP provides reliable measurements of ventilation during rest and exercise if data are acquired via two elastic measuring bands surrounding the rib cage (RC) and abdomen (AB). Disadvantageously, the most accurate reported adjusted model for RIP in literature-least squares regression-requires simultaneous RIP and flowmeter (FM) data acquisition...
March 3, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277322/utilizing-forced-vital-capacity-to-predict-low-lung-compliance-and-select-intraoperative-tidal-volume-during-thoracic-surgery
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Nir Hoftman, Eric Eikermann, John Shin, Jack Buckley, Kaveh Navab, Fereidoun Abtin, Tristan Grogan, Maxime Cannesson, Aman Mahajan
BACKGROUND: Tidal volume selection during mechanical ventilation utilizes dogmatic formulas that only consider a patient's predicted body weight (PBW). In this study, we investigate whether forced vital capacity (FVC) (1) correlates better to total lung capacity (TLC) than PBW, (2) predicts low pulmonary compliance, and (3) provides an alternative method for tidal volume selection. METHODS: One hundred thirty thoracic surgery patients had their preoperative TLC calculated via 2 methods: (1) pulmonary function test (PFT; TLCPFT) and (2) computed tomography 3D reconstruction (TLCCT)...
March 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275285/don-t-forget-the-porpoise-acoustic-monitoring-reveals-fine-scale-temporal-variation-between-bottlenose-dolphin-and-harbour-porpoise-in-cardigan-bay-sac
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Hanna K Nuuttila, Winnie Courtene-Jones, Sarah Baulch, Malene Simon, Peter G H Evans
Populations of bottlenose dolphin and harbour porpoise inhabit Cardigan Bay, which was designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), with bottlenose dolphin listed as a primary feature for its conservation status. Understanding the abundance, distribution and habitat use of species is fundamental for conservation and the implementation of management. Bottlenose dolphin and harbour porpoise usage of feeding sites within Cardigan Bay SAC was examined using passive acoustic monitoring. Acoustic detections recorded with calibrated T-PODs (acoustic data loggers) indicated harbour porpoise to be present year round and in greater relative abundance than bottlenose dolphin...
2017: Marine Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273686/the-impact-of-the-degree-of-aquifer-confinement-and-anisotropy-on-tidal-pulse-propagation
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Pin Shuai, Peter S K Knappett, Saddam Hossain, Alamgir Hosain, Kimberly Rhodes, Kazi Matin Ahmed, M Bayani Cardenas
Oceanic tidal fluctuations which propagate long distances up coastal rivers can be exploited to constrain hydraulic properties of riverbank aquifers. These estimates, however, may be sensitive to degree of aquifer confinement and aquifer anisotropy. We analyzed the hydraulic properties of a tidally influenced aquifer along the Meghna River in Bangladesh using: (1) slug tests combined with drilling logs and surface resistivity to estimate Transmissivity (T); (2) a pumping test to estimate T and Storativity (S) and thus Aquifer Diffusivity (DPT ); and (3) the observed reduction in the amplitude and velocity of a tidal pulse to calculate D using the Jacob-Ferris analytical solution...
March 8, 2017: Ground Water
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268423/dynamic-cerebral-autoregulation-in-young-athletes-following-concussion
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Kyriaki Kostoglou, Alexander D Wright, Jonathan D Smirl, Kelsey Bryk, Paul van Donkelaar, Georgios D Mitsis
The purpose of this study was to examine cerebral autoregulation (CA) in young athletes experiencing concussion. The subjects were monitored and repeatedly tested 72 hours, 2 weeks and 1 month post-injury. Mean arterial blood pressure (MABP), end-tidal partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PETCO2) and cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) in the middle and posterior cerebral arteries were monitored during mental activation paradigms. In order to characterize CA we employed autoregressive models with exogenous inputs (ARX) and impulse response models based on the Laguerre expansion technique (LET)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268307/using-respiratory-signals-for-the-recognition-of-human-activities
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Raul I Ramos-Garcia, Stephen Tiffany, Edward Sazonov
Human activity recognition through wearable sensors is becoming integral to health monitoring and other applications. Typically, human activity is captured through signals from inertial sensors, while signals from other sensors have been utilized less frequently. In this study, we explored the feasibility of classifying human activities by analyzing the temporal information of respiratory signals through hidden Markov models (HMMs). Left-to-right HMMs were trained for five activities: sedentary, walking, eating, talking, and cigarette smoking...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267376/favorable-neurocognitive-outcome-with-low-tidal-volume-ventilation-after-cardiac-arrest
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Jeremy R Beitler, Tiffany Bita Ghafouri, Sayuri P Jinadasa, Ariel Mueller, Leeyen Hsu, Ryan J Anderson, Jisha Joshua, Sanjeev Tyagi, Atul Malhotra, Rebecca E Sell, Daniel Talmor
RATIONALE: Neurocognitive outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) often is poor even when initial resuscitation succeeds. Lower tidal volumes (VT) attenuate extrapulmonary organ injury in other disease states and are neuro-protective in preclinical models of critical illness. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between VT and neurocognitive outcome following OHCA. METHODS: Propensity-adjusted analysis of two-center retrospective cohort of OHCA patients who received mechanical ventilation for at least the first 48 hours of hospitalization...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267272/effect-of-ventilator-mode-on-patient-ventilator-synchrony-and-work-of-breathing-in-neonatal-pigs
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Shayna M Wood, Tracy L Thurman, Shirley J Holt, Shasha Bai, Mark J Heulitt, Sherry E Courtney
BACKGROUND: Patient-ventilator asynchrony can result in increased work of breathing (WOB) and need for increased sedation, as well as respiratory muscle fatigue and prolonged mechanical ventilation. Different ventilator modes may result in varying degrees of asynchrony and WOB. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to assess the incidence of asynchrony and the effect of asynchrony on WOB in three modes of ventilation: pressure regulated volume control (PRVC), synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation/volume control plus pressure support (SIMV/VC plus PS), and SIMV/PRVC plus PS...
March 7, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261612/increased-circulating-endothelial-microparticles-associated-with-pak4-play-a-key-role-in-ventilation-induced-lung-injury-process
#16
Shuming Pan, Aihua Fei, Lihong Jing, Xiangyu Zhang, Chengjin Gao
Inappropriate mechanical ventilation (MV) can result in ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). Probing mechanisms of VILI and searching for effective methods are current areas of research focus on VILI. The present study aimed to probe into mechanisms of endothelial microparticles (EMPs) in VILI and the protective effects of Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) against VILI. In this study, C57BL/6 and TLR4KO mouse MV models were used to explore the function of EMPs associated with p21 activated kinases-4 (PAK-4) in VILI...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261153/non-invasive-respiratory-impedance-enhances-cerebral-perfusion-in-healthy-adults
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Christopher G Favilla, Ashwin B Parthasarathy, John A Detre, Arjun G Yodh, Michael T Mullen, Scott E Kasner, Kimberly Gannon, Steven R Messé
Optimization of cerebral blood flow (CBF) is the cornerstone of clinical management in a number of neurologic diseases, most notably ischemic stroke. Intrathoracic pressure influences cardiac output and has the potential to impact CBF. Here, we aim to quantify cerebral hemodynamic changes in response to increased respiratory impedance (RI) using a non-invasive respiratory device. We measured cerebral perfusion under varying levels of RI (6 cm H2O, 9 cm H2O, and 12 cm H2O) in 20 healthy volunteers. Simultaneous measurements of microvascular CBF and middle cerebral artery mean flow velocity (MFV), respectively, were performed with optical diffuse correlation spectroscopy and transcranial Doppler ultrasound...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260811/a-4dct-imaging-based-breathing-lung-model-with-relative-hysteresis
#18
Shinjiro Miyawaki, Sanghun Choi, Eric A Hoffman, Ching-Long Lin
To reproduce realistic airway motion and airflow, the authors developed a deforming lung computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model based on four-dimensional (4D, space and time) dynamic computed tomography (CT) images. A total of 13 time points within controlled tidal volume respiration were used to account for realistic and irregular lung motion in human volunteers. Because of the irregular motion of 4DCT-based airways, we identified an optimal interpolation method for airway surface deformation during respiration, and implemented a computational solid mechanics-based moving mesh algorithm to produce smooth deforming airway mesh...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Computational Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252536/a-quantile-analysis-of-plateau-and-driving-pressures-effects-on-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-receiving-lung-protective-ventilation
#19
Jesús Villar, Carmen Martín-Rodríguez, Ana M Domínguez-Berrot, Lorena Fernández, Carlos Ferrando, Juan A Soler, Ana M Díaz-Lamas, Elena González-Higueras, Leonor Nogales, Alfonso Ambrós, Demetrio Carriedo, Mónica Hernández, Domingo Martínez, Jesús Blanco, Javier Belda, Dácil Parrilla, Fernando Suárez-Sipmann, Concepción Tarancón, Juan M Mora-Ordoñez, Lluís Blanch, Lina Pérez-Méndez, Rosa L Fernández, Robert M Kacmarek
OBJECTIVES: The driving pressure (plateau pressure minus positive end-expiratory pressure) has been suggested as the major determinant for the beneficial effects of lung-protective ventilation. We tested whether driving pressure was superior to the variables that define it in predicting outcome in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: A secondary analysis of existing data from previously reported observational studies. SETTING: A network of ICUs...
March 1, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250891/hydrogen-sulfide-prevents-formation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-through-pi3k-akt-signaling-and-limits-ventilator-induced-lung-injury
#20
Sashko Georgiev Spassov, Rosa Donus, Paul Mikael Ihle, Helen Engelstaedter, Alexander Hoetzel, Simone Faller
The development of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) is still a major problem in mechanically ventilated patients. Low dose inhalation of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) during mechanical ventilation has been proven to prevent lung damage by limiting inflammatory responses in rodent models. However, the capacity of H2S to affect oxidative processes in VILI and its underlying molecular signaling pathways remains elusive. In the present study we show that ventilation with moderate tidal volumes of 12 ml/kg for 6 h led to an excessive formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in mice lungs which was prevented by supplemental inhalation of 80 parts per million of H2S...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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