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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073901/cardiac-troponin-t-smaller-molecules-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-than-after-onset-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Alma M A Mingels, Eline P M Cardinaels, Natascha J H Broers, Anneke van Sleeuwen, Alexander S Streng, Marja P van Dieijen-Visser, Jeroen P Kooman, Otto Bekers
BACKGROUND: We have found previously that in acute myocardial infarction (AMI), cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is degraded in a time-dependent pattern. We investigated whether cTnT forms differed in patients with chronic cTnT increases, as seen with renal dysfunction, from those in the acute phase of myocardial infarction. METHODS: We separated cTnT forms by gel filtration chromatography (GFC) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients: prehemodialysis (pre-HD) and post-HD (n = 10) and 2 months follow-up (n = 6)...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071178/psychotropic-drugs-and-ventricular-repolarisation-the-effects-on-qt-interval-t-peak-to-t-end-interval-and-qt-dispersion
#2
Tiziano Acciavatti, Giovanni Martinotti, Mariangela Corbo, Eduardo Cinosi, Matteo Lupi, Fabrizio Ricci, Rosa Di Scala, Emilia D'Ugo, Viola De Francesco, Raffaele De Caterina, Massimo di Giannantonio
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate in a clinical setting, the effects of different classes of psychotropic drugs on cardiac electrophysiological measures linked with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in a population of 1059 psychiatric inpatients studying the effects of various psychotropic drugs on the T-peak to T-end (TpTe) interval, QT dispersion and QT interval. RESULTS: Methadone use showed a strong association with TpTe prolongation (odds ratio (OR)=12...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067306/coexistence-of-topological-dirac-fermions-on-the-surface-and-three-dimensional-dirac-cone-state-in-the-bulk-of-zrte5-single-crystal
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Arnab Pariari, Prabhat Mandal
Although, the long-standing debate on the resistivity anomaly in ZrTe5 somewhat comes to an end, the exact topological nature of the electronic band structure remains elusive till today. Theoretical calculations predicted that bulk ZrTe5 to be either a weak or a strong three-dimensional (3D) topological insulator. However, the angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy and transport measurements clearly demonstrate 3D Dirac cone state with a small mass gap between the valence band and conduction band in the bulk...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048410/su-f-t-682-in-vivo-simulation-of-the-relative-biological-effectiveness-in-proton-therapy-using-a-monte-carlo-method
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H Oesten, S Loeck, S Helmbrecht, F Tillner, P Wohlfahrt, J Schuemann, A Luehr
PURPOSE: In proton therapy, the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) - compared with conventional photon therapy - is routinely set to 1.1. However, experimental in vitro studies indicate evidence for the variability of the RBE. To clarify the impact on patient treatment, investigation of the RBE in a preclinical case study should be performed. METHODS: The Monte Carlo software TOPAS was used to simulate the radiation field of an irradiation setup at the experimental beamline of the proton therapy facility (OncoRay) in Dresden, Germany...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048089/su-f-t-160-commissioning-of-a-single-room-double-scattering-proton-therapy-system
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H Jin, S Ahmad, Y Chen, V Keeling, A Lau, M Islam, C Ferreira, S Ferguson
PURPOSE: To report the detailed commissioning experience for a compact double-scattering Mevion S250 proton therapy system at a University Cancer Center site. METHODS: The commissioning of the proton therapy system mainly consisted of ensuring integrity of mechanical and imaging system, beam data collection, and commissioning of a treatment planning system (TPS). First, mechanical alignment and imaging were tested including safety, interlocks, positional accuracy of couch and gantry, image quality, mechanical and imaging isocenter and so on...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047391/su-f-t-139-meeting-the-challenges-of-quality-control-in-the-topas-monte-carlo-simulation-toolkit-for-proton-therapy
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D Hall, J Perl, J Schuemann, B Faddegon, H Paganetti
PURPOSE: Monte Carlo particle transport simulation (MC) codes have become important tools in proton therapy and biology, both for research and practice. TOPAS is an MC toolkit serving users worldwide (213 licensed users at 95 institutions in 21 countries). It provides unprecedented ease in 4D placement of geometry components, beam sources and scoring through its user-friendly and reproducible parameter file interface. Quality control (QC) of stochastic simulation software is inherently difficult, and the versatility of TOPAS introduces additional challenges...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032035/seasonal-variation-in-adult-hip-disease-secondary-to-osteoarthritis-and-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
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Tatsuya Sueyoshi, Merrill A Ritter, Kenneth E Davis, Randall T Loder
AIM: To determine if there was a seasonal variation in adults undergoing total hip arthroplasty for end stage hip disease due to osteoarthritis (OA) or sequelae of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). METHODS: The total hip registry from the author's institution for the years 1969 to 2013 was reviewed. The month of birth, age, gender, and ethnicity was recorded. Differences between number of births observed and expected in the winter months (October through February) and non-winter mo (March through September) were analyzed with the χ(2) test...
December 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031765/physical-performance-during-water-polo-matches-the-effect-of-the-players-competitive-level
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Petros G Botonis, Argyris G Toubekis, Theodoros I Platanou
The purpose of the study was to compare playing intensity and performance changes within a water-polo match in players of different competitive levels. High-level (n = 7) and lower-level (n = 7) players performed a progressively increasing speed test of 5 x 200 m swimming and speed corresponding to lactate concentration of 4.0, 5.0 and 10.0 mmol•l-1 was calculated. Repeated sprint ability (8 x 20 m) was tested at pre-, the middle and post-match and a 400 m swimming test was completed at pre and post in five water-polo matches...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028497/providing-an-efficient-algorithm-for-finding-r-peaks-in-ecg-signals-and-detecting-ventricular-abnormalities-with-morphological-features
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Mohammad Pooyan, Fateme Akhoondi
Ventricular arrhythmias are one of the most important causes of annual deaths in the world, which may lead to sudden cardiac deaths. Accurate and early diagnosis of ventricular arrhythmias in heart diseases is essential for preventing mortality in cardiac patients. Ventricular activity on the electrocardiogram (ECG) signal is in the interval from the beginning of QRS complex to T wave end. Variations in the ECG signal and its features may indicate heart condition of patients. The first step to extract features of ECG in time domain is finding R peaks...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Signals and Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028381/intraocular-pressure-changes-with-positioning-during-laparoscopy
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Adewale O Adisa, Oluwatoyin H Onakpoya, Anthony T Adenekan, Oluwaseun O Awe
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopy can produce changes in intraocular pressure (IOP) that may be influenced by several factors. In this study, we investigated changes in IOP during laparoscopy with different positioning. METHODS: We recruited adult patients without eye disease scheduled to undergo laparoscopic operation requiring a reverse Trendelenburg tilt (rTr; group A; n = 20) or Trendelenburg tilt (Tr; Group B; n = 20). IOP was measured at 7 time points (T1-T7)...
October 2016: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011794/can-ambu-self-inflating-bag-and-neopuff-infant-resuscitator-provide-adequate-and-safe-manual-inflations-for-infants-up-to-10%C3%A2-kg-weight
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Mark Tracy, Rajesh Maheshwari, Dharmesh Shah, Murray Hinder
BACKGROUND: Manual resuscitation devices for infants and newborns must be able to provide adequate ventilation in a safe and consistent manner across a wide range of patient sizes (0.5-10 kg) and differing clinical states. There are little comparative data assessing biomechanical performance of common infant manual resuscitation devices across the manufacturers' recommended operating weight ranges. We aimed to compare performance of the Ambu self-inflating bag (SIB) with the Neopuff T-piece resuscitator in three resuscitation models...
December 23, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011590/cardiac-sympathetic-innervation-via-the-middle-cervical-and-stellate-ganglia-and-anti-arrhythmic-mechanism-of-bilateral-stellectomy
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Tadanobu Irie, Kentaro Yamakawa, David Hamon, Keijiro Nakamura, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Marmar Vaseghi
Cardiac sympathetic denervation, CSD, is reported to reduce burden of ventricular tachy-arrhythmias (VT/VF) in cardiomyopathy patients, but the mechanisms behind this benefit are unknown. In addition, the relative contribution to cardiac innervation of the middle cervical ganglia (MCG), which may contain cardiac neurons, and is not removed during this procedure, is unclear. The purpose of this study was to compare sympathetic innervation of the heart via the MCG vs. stellate ganglia, assess effects of bilateral CSD on cardiac function and VT/VF, and determine changes in cardiac sympathetic innervation after CSD to elucidate mechanisms of benefit in 6 normal and 18 infarcted pigs...
December 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009558/dynamic-x-ray-diffraction-sampling-for-protein-crystal-positioning
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Nicole M Scarborough, G M Dilshan P Godaliyadda, Dong Hye Ye, David J Kissick, Shijie Zhang, Justin A Newman, Michael J Sheedlo, Azhad U Chowdhury, Robert F Fischetti, Chittaranjan Das, Gregery T Buzzard, Charles A Bouman, Garth J Simpson
A sparse supervised learning approach for dynamic sampling (SLADS) is described for dose reduction in diffraction-based protein crystal positioning. Crystal centering is typically a prerequisite for macromolecular diffraction at synchrotron facilities, with X-ray diffraction mapping growing in popularity as a mechanism for localization. In X-ray raster scanning, diffraction is used to identify the crystal positions based on the detection of Bragg-like peaks in the scattering patterns; however, this additional X-ray exposure may result in detectable damage to the crystal prior to data collection...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002746/frustrated-phagocytic-spreading-of-j774a-1-macrophages-ends-in-myosin-ii-dependent-contraction
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Daniel T Kovari, Wenbin Wei, Patrick Chang, Jan-Simon Toro, Ruth Fogg Beach, Dwight Chambers, Karen Porter, Doyeon Koo, Jennifer E Curtis
Conventional studies of dynamic phagocytic behavior have been limited in terms of spatial and temporal resolution due to the inherent three-dimensionality and small features of phagocytosis. To overcome these issues, we use a series of frustrated phagocytosis assays to quantitatively characterize phagocytic spreading dynamics. Our investigation reveals that frustrated phagocytic spreading occurs in phases and is punctuated by a distinct period of contraction. The spreading duration and peak contact areas are independent of the surface opsonin density, although the opsonin density does affect the likelihood that a cell will spread...
December 20, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991955/dating-stalagmite-from-caverna-do-diabo-devil%C3%A2-s-cave-by-tl-and-epr-techniques
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Shigueo Watanabe, Nilo F Cano, T K Gundu Rao, Betzabel N Silva-Carrera, Lucas S Carmo, Antonio J A Quina, Roseli F Gennari, Casimiro S Munita, Jorge S Ayala-Arenas, Bruno G Fernandes
A cylindrical fragment of stalagmite from Caverna do Diabo, State of São Paulo, Brazil, has been studied and dated by thermoluminescence and electron paramagnetic resonance techniques. The thermoluminescence glow curves of stalagmite samples and subsequently gamma irradiated, have shown rise of three peaks at 135, 180 and 265 °C. From electron paramagnetic resonance spectra of stalagmite was possible to clearly identify three paramagnetic centers in the g = 2.0 region: Centers I, II and III are due to , and , respectively...
October 2016: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988799/development-of-a-fast-method-for-simultaneous-determination-of-hippuric-acid-mandelic-acid-and-creatinine-in-urine-by-capillary-zone-electrophoresis-using-polymer-multilayer-coated-capillary
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Luciano Vitali, Samantha Gonçalves, Victor Rodrigues, Valfredo T Fávere, Gustavo A Micke
This paper reports the development of a fast separation method employing capillary zone electrophoresis for the simultaneous determination of hippuric acid, mandelic acid, and creatinine in samples of urine using a coated capillary. The background electrolyte was composed of 10 mmol L(-1) tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane and 30 mmol L(-1) 2-hydroxy-isobutyric acid at pH 3.6. The internal standard was 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid. Separations were performed in a fused silica capillary (32 cm total length, 8...
December 17, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984428/%C3%AE-adrenergic-responsiveness-in-the-type-2-diabetic-heart-effects-on-cardiac-reserve
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Genevieve A Wilson, Luke C Wilson, Regis R Lamberts, Kamran Majeed, Sudish Lal, Gerard T Wilkins, James C Baldi
: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with reduced cardiac reserve and aerobic capacity. Altered myocardial autonomic nervous regulation has been demonstrated in humans with diabetes (indirectly) and animal models (directly). PURPOSE: To determine the chronotopic and inotropic response of the type 2 diabetic heart to β-adrenergic stimulation. METHODS: 8 people with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes and 7 matched controls performed a DEXA scan and V[Combining Dot Above]O2peak test...
December 14, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979038/baseline-assessment-and-comparison-of-arterial-anatomy-hyperemic-flow-and-skeletal-muscle-perfusion-in-peripheral-artery-disease-the-cardiovascular-cell-therapy-research-network-patients-with-intermittent-claudication-injected-with-aldh-bright-cells-cctrn-pace
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Bharath Ambale Venkatesh, Victor Nauffal, Chikara Noda, Tomoki Fujii, Phillip C Yang, Judy Bettencourt, Erin P Ricketts, Michael Murphy, Nicholas J Leeper, Lem Moyé, Ray F Ebert, Raja Muthupillai, David A Bluemke, Emerson C Perin, Alan T Hirsch, João A C Lima
BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is important to public health as a major contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recent developments in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques permit improved assessment of PAD anatomy and physiology, and may serve as surrogate end points after proangiogenic therapies. METHODS: The PACE study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial designed to assess the physiologic impact and potential clinical efficacy of autologous bone marrow-derived ALDH(br) stem cells...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965949/a-novel-prototype-neonatal-resuscitator-that-controls-tidal-volume-and-ventilation-rate-a-comparative-study-of-mask-ventilation-in-a-newborn-manikin
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Anne Lee Solevåg, Enrico Haemmerle, Sylvia van Os, Katinka P Bach, Po-Yin Cheung, Georg M Schmölzer
The objective of this randomized controlled manikin trial was to examine tidal volume (VT) delivery and ventilation rate during mask positive pressure ventilation (PPV) with five different devices, including a volume-controlled prototype Next Step™ device for neonatal resuscitation. We hypothesized that VT and rate would be closest to target with the Next Step™. Twenty-five Neonatal Resuscitation Program providers provided mask PPV to a newborn manikin (simulated weight 1 kg) in a randomized order with a self-inflating bag (SIB), a disposable T-piece, a non-disposable T-piece, a stand-alone resuscitation system T-piece, and the Next Step™...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932571/esmolol-before-cardioplegia-and-as-cardioplegia-adjuvant-reduces-cardiac-troponin-release-after-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-trial
#20
Elena Bignami, Marcello Guarnieri, Annalisa Franco, Chiara Gerli, Monica De Luca, Fabrizio Monaco, Giovanni Landoni, Alberto Zangrillo
BACKGROUND: Cardioplegic solutions are the standard in myocardial protection during cardiac surgery, since they interrupt the electro-mechanical activity of the heart and protect it from ischemia during aortic cross-clamping. Nevertheless, myocardial damage has a strong clinical impact. We tested the hypothesis that the short-acting beta-blocker esmolol, given immediately before cardiopulmonary bypass and as a cardioplegia additive, would provide an extra protection to myocardial tissue during cardiopulmonary bypass by virtually reducing myocardial activity and, therefore, oxygen consumption to zero...
December 8, 2016: Perfusion
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