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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932671/coupling-of-eit-with-computational-lung-modeling-for-predicting-patient-specific-ventilatory-responses
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Christian J Roth, Tobias Becher, Inez Frerichs, Norbert Weiler, Wolfgang A Wall
Providing personalised optimal mechanical ventilation for patients with acute or chronic respiratory failure is still a challenge within a clinical setting for each case anew. In this article, we integrate electrical impedance tomography (EIT) monitoring into a powerful patient-specific computational lung model to create an approach for personalising protective ventilatory treatment. The underlying computational lung model is able to predict global quantities e.g., tracheal flow and tidal volume, as well as local tissue aeration and strains for any ventilation manoeuvre...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925582/remote-depth-based-lung-function-assessment
#2
Vahid Soleimani, Majid Mirmehdi, Dima Damen, James Dodd, Sion Hannuna, Charles Sharp, Massimo Camplani, Jason Viner
OBJECTIVE: We propose a remote, non-invasive approach to develop Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) using a depth sensor. METHOD: After generating a point cloud from scene depth values, we construct a 3D model of the subject's chest. Then, by estimating the chest volume variation throughout a sequence, we generate volume-time and flow-time data for two prevalent spirometry tests: Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) and Slow Vital Capacity (SVC). Tidal volume and main effort sections of volume-time data are analysed and calibrated separately to remove the effects of a subject's torso motion...
December 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918847/left-ventricular-compressions-improve-hemodynamics-in-a-swine-model-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Kenton L Anderson, Maria G Castaneda, Susan M Boudreau, Danny J Sharon, Vikhyat S Bebarta
INTRODUCTION: We hypothesized that chest compressions located directly over the left ventricle (LV) would improve hemodynamics, including coronary perfusion pressure (CPP), and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in a swine model of cardiac arrest. METHODS: Transthoracic echocardiography (echo) was used to mark the location of the aortic root and the center of the left ventricle on animals (n = 26) which were randomized to receive chest compressions in one of the two locations...
December 5, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911995/allometry-data-and-equations-for-coastal-marsh-plants
#4
Meng Lu, Joshua S Caplan, Jonathan D Bakker, J Adam Langley, Thomas J Mozdzer, Bert G Drake, J Patrick Megonigal
Coastal marshes are highly valued for ecosystem services such as protecting inland habitats from storms, sequestering carbon, removing nutrients and other pollutants from surface water, and providing habitat for fish, shellfish, and birds. Because plants largely determine the structure and function of coastal marshes, quantifying plant biomass is essential for evaluating these ecosystem services, understanding the biogeochemical processes that regulate ecosystem function, and forecasting tidal wetland responses to accelerated sea level rise...
December 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911329/comparison-of-model-based-indices-of%C3%A2-cerebral-autoregulation-and-vasomotor-reactivity-using-transcranial-doppler-versus-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in%C3%A2-patients-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Vasilis Z Marmarelis, Dae C Shin, Takashi Tarumi, Rong Zhang
We recently introduced model-based "physiomarkers" of dynamic cerebral autoregulation and CO2 vasomotor reactivity as an aid for diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD) [1], where significant impairment of dynamic vasomotor reactivity (DVR) was observed in early-stage AD patients relative to age-matched controls. Milder impairment of DVR was shown in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) using the same approach in a subsequent study [2]. The advocated approach utilizes subject-specific data-based models of cerebral hemodynamics to quantify the dynamic effects of resting-state changes in arterial blood pressure and end-tidal CO2 (the putative inputs) upon cerebral blood flow velocity (the putative output) measured at the middle cerebral artery via transcranial Doppler (TCD)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905411/the-rapid-formation-of-sputnik-planitia-early-in-pluto-s-history
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Douglas P Hamilton, S A Stern, J M Moore, L A Young
Pluto's Sputnik Planitia is a bright, roughly circular feature that resembles a polar ice cap. It is approximately 1,000 kilometres across and is centred on a latitude of 25 degrees north and a longitude of 175 degrees, almost directly opposite the side of Pluto that always faces Charon as a result of tidal locking. One explanation for its location includes the formation of a basin in a giant impact, with subsequent upwelling of a dense interior ocean. Once the basin was established, ice would naturally have accumulated there...
November 30, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903870/sea-level-driven-glacial-age-refugia-and-post-glacial-mixing-on-subtropical-coasts-a-palaeohabitat-and-genetic-study
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Greer A Dolby, Ryan Hechinger, Ryan A Ellingson, Lloyd T Findley, Julio Lorda, David K Jacobs
Using a novel combination of palaeohabitat modelling and genetic mixture analyses, we identify and assess a sea-level-driven recolonization process following the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). Our palaeohabitat modelling reveals dramatic changes in estuarine habitat distribution along the coast of California (USA) and Baja California (Mexico). At the LGM (approx. 20 kya), when sea level was approximately 130 m lower, the palaeo-shoreline was too steep for tidal estuarine habitat formation, eliminating this habitat type from regions where it is currently most abundant, and limiting such estuaries to a northern and a southern refugium separated by 1000 km...
November 30, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899539/reliability-of-displayed-tidal-volume-in-healthy-and-surfactant-depleted-piglets
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A Cecilia Mendiondo Luedloff, Tracy L Thurman, Shirley J Holt, Shasha Bai, Mark J Heulitt, Sherry E Courtney
BACKGROUND: Volutrauma has been established as the key factor in ventilator-induced lung injury and can only be avoided if tidal volume (VT) is accurately displayed and delivered. The purpose of this study was to investigate the accuracy of displayed exhaled VT in a ventilator commonly used in small infants with or without a proximal flow sensor and using 3 methods to achieve a target VT in both a healthy and lung-injured neonatal pig model. METHODS: This was a prospective animal study utilizing 8 male pigs, approximately 2...
December 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894328/effect-of-driving-pressure-on-mortality-in-ards-patients-during-lung-protective-mechanical-ventilation%C3%A2-in-two-randomized-controlled-trials
#9
Claude Guérin, Laurent Papazian, Jean Reignier, Louis Ayzac, Anderson Loundou, Jean-Marie Forel
BACKGROUND: Driving pressure (ΔPrs) across the respiratory system is suggested as the strongest predictor of hospital mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We wonder whether this result is related to the range of tidal volume (VT). Therefore, we investigated ΔPrs in two trials in which strict lung-protective mechanical ventilation was applied in ARDS. Our working hypothesis was that ΔPrs is a risk factor for mortality just like compliance (Crs) or plateau pressure (Pplat,rs) of the respiratory system...
November 29, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887604/variable-ventilation-improves-pulmonary-function-and-reduces-lung-damage-without-increasing-bacterial-translocation-in-a-rat-model-of-experimental-pneumonia
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Raquel F de Magalhães, Cynthia S Samary, Raquel S Santos, Milena V de Oliveira, Nazareth N Rocha, Cintia L Santos, Jamil Kitoko, Carlos A M Silva, Caroline L Hildebrandt, Cassiano F Goncalves-de-Albuquerque, Adriana R Silva, Hugo C Faria-Neto, Vanessa Martins, Vera L Capelozzi, Robert Huhle, Marcelo M Morales, Priscilla Olsen, Paolo Pelosi, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Patricia R M Rocco, Pedro L Silva
BACKGROUND: Variable ventilation has been shown to improve pulmonary function and reduce lung damage in different models of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Nevertheless, variable ventilation has not been tested during pneumonia. Theoretically, periodic increases in tidal volume (VT) and airway pressures might worsen the impairment of alveolar barrier function usually seen in pneumonia and could increase bacterial translocation into the bloodstream. We investigated the impact of variable ventilation on lung function and histologic damage, as well as markers of lung inflammation, epithelial and endothelial cell damage, and alveolar stress, and bacterial translocation in experimental pneumonia...
November 25, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879385/fio2-in-an-adult-model-simulating-high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy
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Yusuke Chikata, Mutsuo Onodera, Jun Oto, Masaji Nishimura
BACKGROUND: High-flow nasal cannula therapy (HFNC) is widely used for patients with acute respiratory failure. HFNC has a number of physiological effects. Although FIO2 is considered to be constant, because HFNC is an open system, FIO2 varies according to inspiratory flow, tidal volume (VT), and HFNC gas flow. We investigated the influence of HFNC gas flow and other respiratory parameters on FIO2 during HFNC. METHODS: We evaluated an HFNC system and, for comparison, a conventional oxygen therapy system...
November 22, 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879380/performance-of-leak-compensation-in-all-age-icu-ventilators-during-volume-targeted-neonatal-ventilation-a-lung-model-study
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Taiga Itagaki, Desmond J Bennett, Christopher T Chenelle, Daniel F Fisher, Robert M Kacmarek
BACKGROUND: Volume-targeted ventilation is increasingly used in low birthweight infants because of the potential for reducing volutrauma and avoiding hypocapnea. However, it is not known what level of air leak is acceptable during neonatal volume-targeted ventilation when leak compensation is activated concurrently. METHODS: Four ICU ventilators (Servo-i, PB980, V500, and Avea) were compared in available invasive volume-targeted ventilation modes (pressure control continuous spontaneous ventilation [PC-CSV] and pressure control continuous mandatory ventilation [PC-CMV])...
November 22, 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873331/low-tidal-volume-reduces-lung-inflammation-induced-by-liquid-ventilation-in-piglets-with-severe-lung-injury
#13
Lijun Jiang, Huizhen Feng, Xiaofan Chen, Kaifeng Liang, Chengyao Ni
Total liquid ventilation (TLV) is an alternative treatment for severe lung injury. High tidal volume is usually required for TLV to maintain adequate CO2 clearance. However, high tidal volume may cause alveolar barotrauma. We aim to investigate the effect of low tidal volume on pulmonary inflammation in piglets with lung injury and under TLV. After the establishment of acute lung injury model by infusing lipopolysaccharide, 12 piglets were randomly divided into two groups, TLV with high tidal volume (25 mL/kg) or with low tidal volume (6 mL/kg) for 240 min, respectively...
November 21, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864645/factors-influencing-and-consequences-of-breeding-dispersal-and-habitat-choice-in-female-grey-seals-halichoerus-grypus-on-sable-island-nova-scotia
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Jenny Weitzman, Cornelia den Heyer, Don W Bowen
Selection of breeding location can influence reproductive success and fitness. Breeding dispersal links habitat use and reproduction. This study investigated factors affecting breeding dispersal and its reproductive consequences in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) on Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Breeding dispersal distance was determined in 692 individually marked, known-age female grey seals observed from 2004 to 2014. We used generalized linear mixed-effects models to test hypotheses concerning environmental and demographic factors influencing breeding dispersal distance and the consequences of dispersal distance on offspring weaning mass...
November 19, 2016: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860005/determining-culex-annulirostris-larval-densities-and-control-efforts-across-a-coastal-wetland-northern-territory-australia
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N Kurucz, S Jacups, J M Carter
The Darwin coastal wetlands provide suitable breeding conditions for Culex annulirostris, which is abundant between December and August each year. This species is the principal vector for arboviruses, including Ross River virus and Murray Valley encephalitis, and is an appreciable pest species. Aerial control is conducted when routine larval surveys for this species predict high numbers of emergent adults. We sought to determine the most productive vegetation categories and seasonal aspects associated with Cx...
December 2016: Journal of Vector Ecology: Journal of the Society for Vector Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847813/jet-ventilation-during-rigid-bronchoscopy-in-adults-a-focused-review
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Laurie Putz, Alain Mayné, Anne-Sophie Dincq
The indications for rigid bronchoscopy for interventional pulmonology have increased and include stent placements and transbronchial cryobiopsy procedures. The shared airway between anesthesiologist and pulmonologist and the open airway system, requiring specific ventilation techniques such as jet ventilation, need a good understanding of the procedure to reduce potentially harmful complications. Appropriate adjustment of the ventilator settings including pause pressure and peak inspiratory pressure reduces the risk of barotrauma...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842967/monitoring-bacterial-indicators-of-water-quality-in-a-tidally-influenced-delta-a-sisyphean-pursuit
#17
Melissa L Partyka, Ronald F Bond, Jennifer A Chase, Edward R Atwill
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary (Delta) is the confluence of two major watersheds draining the Western Sierra Nevada mountains into the Central Valley of California, ultimately terminating into San Francisco Bay. We sampled 88 sites once a month for two years (2006-2008) over 87 separate sampling events for a total of 1740 samples. Water samples were analyzed for fecal indicator bacteria (Escherichia coli, enterococci and fecal coliforms), and 53 other physiochemical, land use, and environmental characteristics...
November 11, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837189/middle-cerebral-artery-diameter-changes-during-rhythmic-handgrip-exercise-in-humans
#18
J Verbree, Agt Bronzwaer, M A van Buchem, Mjap Daemen, J J van Lieshout, Mjp van Osch
Transcranial Doppler (TCD) sonography is a frequently employed technique for quantifying cerebral blood flow by assuming a constant arterial diameter. Given that exercise increases arterial pressure by sympathetic activation, we hypothesized that exercise might induce a change in the diameter of large cerebral arteries. Middle cerebral artery (MCA) cross-sectional area was assessed in response to handgrip exercise by direct magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) observations. Twenty healthy subjects (11 female) performed three 5 min bouts of rhythmic handgrip exercise at 60% maximum voluntary contraction, alternated with 5 min of rest...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819012/contributions-of-organic-and-inorganic-matter-to-sediment-volume-and-accretion-in-tidal-wetlands-at-steady-state
#19
James T Morris, Donald C Barber, John C Callaway, Randy Chambers, Scott C Hagen, Charles S Hopkinson, Beverly J Johnson, Patrick Megonigal, Scott C Neubauer, Tiffany Troxler, Cathleen Wigand
A mixing model derived from first principles describes the bulk density (BD) of intertidal wetland sediments as a function of loss on ignition (LOI). The model assumes that the bulk volume of sediment equates to the sum of self-packing volumes of organic and mineral components or BD = 1/[LOI/k1 + (1-LOI)/k2], where k1 and k2 are the self-packing densities of the pure organic and inorganic components, respectively. The model explained 78% of the variability in total BD when fitted to 5075 measurements drawn from 33 wetlands distributed around the conterminous United States...
April 2016: Earth's Future
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808239/the-role-of-internal-solitary-waves-on-deep-water-sedimentary-processes-the-case-of-up-slope-migrating-sediment-waves-off-the-messina-strait
#20
R Droghei, F Falcini, D Casalbore, E Martorelli, R Mosetti, G Sannino, R Santoleri, F L Chiocci
Subaqueous, asymmetric sand waves are typically observed in marine channel/canyon systems, tidal environments, and continental slopes exposed to strong currents, where they are formed by current shear resulting from a dominant unidirectional flow. However, sand-wave fields may be readily observed in marine environments where no such current exists; the physical processes driving their formation are enigmatic or not well understood. We propose that internal solitary waves (ISWs) induced by tides can produce an effective, unidirectional boundary "current" that forms asymmetric sand waves...
November 3, 2016: Scientific Reports
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