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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208603/an-artificial-turf-based-surrogate-surface-collector-for-the-direct-measurement-of-atmospheric-mercury-dry-deposition
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Naima L Hall, Joseph Timothy Dvonch, Frank J Marsik, James A Barres, Matthew S Landis
This paper describes the development of a new artificial turf surrogate surface (ATSS) sampler for use in the measurement of mercury (Hg) dry deposition. In contrast to many existing surrogate surface designs, the ATSS utilizes a three-dimensional deposition surface that may more closely mimic the physical structure of many natural surfaces than traditional flat surrogate surface designs (water, filter, greased Mylar film). The ATSS has been designed to overcome several complicating factors that can impact the integrity of samples with other direct measurement approaches by providing a passive system which can be deployed for both short and extended periods of time (days to weeks), and is not contaminated by precipitation and/or invalidated by strong winds...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203020/-effect-of-continuous-femoral-nerve-block-combined-with-periarticular-local-infiltration-analgesia-on-early-operative-functional-recovery-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-study
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Y Deng, T L Jiang, X X Yang, M Li, J Wang, X Y Guo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of early rehabilitation training after total knee arthroplasty surgery by continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) with or without periarticular local infiltration analgesia (PLIA). METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, controlled study, 100 patients under-going primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty in patients with knee osteoarthritis were enrolled. All the patients received CFNB for postoperative analgesia before combined spinal epidural anesthesia...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199402/short-or-long-rest-intervals-during-repeated-sprint-training-in-soccer
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F Marcello Iaia, Matteo Fiorenza, Luca Larghi, Giampietro Alberti, Grégoire P Millet, Olivier Girard
The present study compared the effects of two repeated-sprint training (RST) programs, differing in duration of the between-sprint rest intervals, on various soccer-related exercise performances. For 5 weeks during the competitive season, twenty-nine young trained male soccer players either replaced two of their habitual fitness conditioning sessions with RST characterized by short (5-15; n = 9) or long (5-30; n = 10) rest intervals, or served as control (n = 10). The 5-15 and 5-30 protocols consisted of 6 repetitions of 30-m (~5 s) straight-line sprints interspersed with 15 s or 30 s of passive recovery, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188519/improving-proteome-coverage-and-sample-recovery-with-enhanced-fasp-efasp-for-quantitative-proteomic-experiments
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Jonathan Erde, Rachel R Ogorzalek Loo, Joseph A Loo
Enhanced Filter Aided Sample Preparation (eFASP) incorporates plastics passivation and digestion-enhancing surfactants into the traditional FASP workflow to reduce sample loss and increase hydrophobic protein representation in qualitative and quantitative proteomics experiments. Resulting protein digests are free of contaminants and can be analyzed directly by LC-MS.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188470/modeling-the-effect-of-tilting-passive-leg-exercise-and-functional-electrical-stimulation-on-the-human-cardiovascular-system
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Amirehsan Sarabadani Tafreshi, Jan Okle, Verena Klamroth-Marganska, Robert Riener
Long periods of bed rest negatively affect the human body organs, notably the cardiovascular system. To avert these negative effects and promote functional recovery in patients dealing with prolonged bed rest, the goal is to mobilize them as early as possible while controlling and stabilizing their cardiovascular system. A robotic tilt table allows early mobilization by modulating body inclination, automated passive leg exercise, and the intensity of functional electrical stimulation applied to leg muscles (inputs)...
February 10, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177718/the-physiological-response-to-cold-water-immersion-following-a-mixed-martial-arts-training-session
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Angus Lindsay, Sam Carr, Sean Cross, Carl Petersen, John G Lewis, Steven P Gieseg
Combative sport is one of the most physically intense forms of exercise, yet the effect of recovery interventions has been largely unexplored. We investigated the effect of cold water immersion on structural, inflammatory and physiological stress biomarkers following a mixed martial arts contest preparation training session in comparison to passive recovery. Semi-professional MMA competitors (n=15) were randomly assigned to a cold water immersion (15 min at 10°C) or passive recovery protocol (ambient air) completed immediately following a contest preparation training session...
January 17, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177702/modulation-of-mitochondrial-biomarkers-by-intermittent-hypobaric-hypoxia-and-aerobic-exercise-after-eccentric-exercise-in-trained-rats
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David Rizo-Roca, Juan Gabriel Ríos-Kristjánsson, Cristian Núñez-Espinosa, Estela Santos-Alves, José Magalhães, António Ascensão, Teresa Pagès, Ginés Viscor, Joan Ramon Torrella
Unaccustomed eccentric contractions induce muscle damage, calcium homeostasis disruption and mitochondrial alterations. Since exercise and hypoxia are known to modulate mitochondrial function, we aimed to analyze the effects on eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage (EEIMD), in trained rats, of two recovery protocols based on: 1) intermittent hypobaric hypoxia (IHH) and 2) IHH followed by exercise. The expression of biomarkers related to mitochondrial biogenesis, dynamics, oxidative stress and bioenergetics was evaluated...
February 2, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164736/strength-of-20-hz-rebound-and-motor-recovery-after-stroke
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Eeva Parkkonen, Kristina Laaksonen, Harri Piitulainen, Johanna Pekkola, Lauri Parkkonen, Turgut Tatlisumak, Nina Forss
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of disability worldwide, and effective rehabilitation is crucial to regain skills for independent living. Recently, novel therapeutic approaches manipulating the excitatory-inhibitory balance of the motor cortex have been introduced to boost recovery after stroke. However, stroke-induced neurophysiological changes of the motor cortex may vary despite of similar clinical symptoms. Therefore, better understanding of excitability changes after stroke is essential when developing and targeting novel therapeutic approaches...
January 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162089/transient-left-atrial-dysfunction-is-a-feature-of-takotsubo-syndrome
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Thomas Stiermaier, Tobias Graf, Christian Möller, Charlotte Eitel, Jakob Ledwoch, Steffen Desch, Matthias Gutberlet, Gerhard Schuler, Holger Thiele, Ingo Eitel
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is characterized by a transient left and/or right ventricular dysfunction as a consequence of a distinctive pattern of regional wall motion abnormalities. However, a systematic evaluation of the left atrial (LA) function in patients with TTS is lacking. The aim of the present study was therefore to comprehensively assess LA performance indexes and function in patients with TTS. METHODS: We compared LA function assessed by volumetric indexes derived from fractional volume changes in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) between 125 TTS patients and 125 patients with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158256/a-global-review-of-past-land-use-climate-and-active-vs-passive-restoration-effects-on-forest-recovery
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Paula Meli, Karen D Holl, José María Rey Benayas, Holly P Jones, Peter C Jones, Daniel Montoya, David Moreno Mateos
Global forest restoration targets have been set, yet policy makers and land managers lack guiding principles on how to invest limited resources to achieve them. We conducted a meta-analysis of 166 studies in naturally regenerating and actively restored forests worldwide to answer: (1) To what extent do floral and faunal abundance and diversity and biogeochemical functions recover? (2) Does recovery vary as a function of past land use, time since restoration, forest region, or precipitation? (3) Does active restoration result in more complete or faster recovery than passive restoration? Overall, forests showed a high level of recovery, but the time to recovery depended on the metric type measured, past land use, and region...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154947/autonomic-cardiovascular-modulation-in-masters-and-young-cyclists-following-high-intensity-interval-training
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Nattai R Borges, Peter R Reaburn, Thomas M Doering, Christos K Argus, Matthew W Driller
PURPOSE: This study aimed at examining the autonomic cardiovascular modulation in well-trained masters and young cyclists following high-intensity interval training (HIT). METHODS: Nine masters (age 55.6 ± 5.0 years) and eight young cyclists (age 25.9 ± 3.0 years) completed a HIT protocol of 6 x 30 sec at 175% of peak power output, with 4.5-min' rest between efforts. Immediately following HIT, heart rate and R-R intervals were monitored for 30-min during passive supine recovery...
February 2, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154242/efficient-and-stable-solution-processed-planar-perovskite-solar-cells-via-contact-passivation
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Hairen Tan, Ankit Jain, Oleksandr Voznyy, Xinzheng Lan, F Pelayo García de Arquer, James Z Fan, Rafael Quintero-Bermudez, Mingjian Yuan, Bo Zhang, Yicheng Zhao, Fengjia Fan, Peicheng Li, Li Na Quan, Yongbiao Zhao, Zheng-Hong Lu, Zhenyu Yang, Sjoerd Hoogland, Edward H Sargent
Planar perovskite solar cells made entirely via solution-processing at low temperatures (<150°C) offer promise for simple manufacturing, compatibility with flexible substrates, and perovskite-based tandem devices; however, they require an electron-selective layer that performs well with similar processing. We report a contact passivation strategy using chlorine-capped TiO2 colloidal nanocrystal (NC) film that mitigates interfacial recombination and improves interface binding in low-temperature planar solar cells...
February 2, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149378/the-influence-of-scoring-targets-and-outer-floaters-on-attacking-and-defending-team-dispersion-shape-and-creation-of-space-during-small-sided-soccer-games
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Julen Castellano, Pedro Silva, Oidui Usabiaga, Daniel Barreira
The effect of altered game formats on team performances during soccer practice can be harnessed by coaches to stimulate specific tactical behaviours. The aim of the present study was to analyse the influence of using (i) small goals [SG], (ii) goalkeepers [7G] and (iii) floaters [7GF] on the dispersion, shape and available space of teams during small-sided games (SSGs). Twenty-four male soccer players were distributed into four teams composed of five players, two goalkeepers and two floaters that performed six SSG bouts of 6 min, interspersed with 6 min of passive recovery...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144411/temporal-changes-in-technical-and-physical-performances-during-a-small-sided-game-in-elite-youth-soccer-players
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Alexandre Moreira, Marcelo Saldanha Aoki, Chris Carling, Rafael Alan Rodrigues Lopes, Ademir Felipe Schultz de Arruda, Marcelo Lima, Umberto Cesar Correa, Paul S Bradley
BACKGROUND: There have been claims that small-sided games (SSG) may generate an appropriate environment to develop youth players' technical performance associated to game-related problem solving. However, the temporal change in technical performance parameters of youth players during SSG is still unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine temporal changes in technical and physical performances during a small-sided game (SSG) in elite soccer players...
December 2016: Asian Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135588/evaluation-of-the-slurry-management-strategy-and-the-integration-of-the-composting-technology-in-a-pig-farm-agronomical-and-environmental-implications
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José A Sáez, Rafael Clemente, M Ángeles Bustamante, David Yañez, M Pilar Bernal
The changes in livestock production systems towards intensification frequently lead to an excess of manure generation with respect to the agricultural land available for its soil application. However, treatment technologies can help in the management of manures, especially in N-surplus areas. An integrated slurry treatment system based on solid-liquid separation, aerobic treatment of the liquid and composting the solid fraction was evaluated in a pig farm (sows and piglets) in the South of Spain. Solid fraction separation using a filter band connected to a screw press had low efficiency (38%), which was greatly improved incorporating a rotatory sieve (61%)...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134132/heart-rate-complexity-analysis-in-brugada-syndrome-during-physical-stress-testing
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M Calvo, P Gomis, D Romero, V Le Rolle, N Béhar, P Mabo, A Hernández
Symptoms such as ventricular arrhythmias in Brugada syndrome (BS) typically occur at rest, especially during sleep, suggesting that the autonomic nervous system (ANS) function may be relevant in the arrhythmogenesis of the disease. The aim of this work was to assess the ANS response captured by nonlinear heart rate variability (HRV) measures in 69 patients diagnosed with BS, who underwent a standardized physical stress test. Heart rate complexity (HRC) was evaluated by the power-law scaling analysis (β slope) during rest, exercise, recovery and rest post-recovery, in order to discriminate between symptomatic and asymptomatic BS patients...
February 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125613/diffusion-and-binding-of-mismatch-repair-protein-msh2-in-breast-cancer-cells-at-different-stages-of-neoplastic-transformation
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Justin Sigley, John Jarzen, Karin Scarpinato, Martin Guthold, Tracey Pu, Daniel Nelli, Josiah Low, Keith Bonin
The interior of cells is a highly complex medium, containing numerous organelles, a matrix of different fibers and a viscous, aqueous fluid of proteins and small molecules. The interior of cells is also a highly dynamic medium, in which many components move, either by active transport or passive diffusion. The mobility and localization of proteins inside cells can provide important insights into protein function and also general cellular properties, such as viscosity. Neoplastic transformation affects numerous cellular properties, and our goal was to investigate the diffusional and binding behavior of the important mismatch repair (MMR) protein MSH2 in live human cells at various stages of neoplastic transformation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123920/spinning-out-of-control-a-19-year-old-female-with-spinning-related-exertional-thigh-compartment-syndrome
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Daniel J Gould, Ido Badash, Sukgu Han, Alex K Wong
Thigh compartment syndrome (TCS) is a rare condition caused by high pressures within the fascial compartments of the thigh, impeding capillary flow and leading to decreased perfusion, tissue hypoxia, and necrosis. TCS is most frequently associated with trauma and anticoagulation but has also rarely been associated with exercise-related injury. We present the case of a 19-year-old female who reported painful swelling in her thighs and darkening of her urine after participating in a spinning class. On physical examination, the patient was found to have tight, painful thigh compartments with extreme tenderness on passive motion...
December 24, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122159/hypothermia-and-targeted-temperature-management-in-cats-and-dogs
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Andrea Brodeur, Annie Wright, Yonaira Cortes
OBJECTIVE: To review current knowledge surrounding the effects, treatment, and prognosis of hypothermia in people, dogs, and cats, as well as the application of therapeutic hypothermia in clinical medicine. ETIOLOGY: Hypothermia may be a primary or secondary condition, and may be due to environmental exposure, illness, medications, anesthesia, or trauma. Hypothermia has been applied therapeutically in human medicine for a variety of conditions, including postcardiac arrest...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117048/amygdala-reactivity-and-anterior-cingulate-habituation-predict-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptom-maintenance-after-acute-civilian-trauma
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Jennifer S Stevens, Ye Ji Kim, Isaac R Galatzer-Levy, Renuka Reddy, Timothy D Ely, Charles B Nemeroff, Lauren A Hudak, Tanja Jovanovic, Barbara O Rothbaum, Kerry J Ressler
BACKGROUND: Studies suggest that exaggerated amygdala reactivity is a vulnerability factor for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); however, our understanding is limited by a paucity of prospective, longitudinal studies. Recent studies in healthy samples indicate that, relative to reactivity, habituation is a more reliable biomarker of individual differences in amygdala function. We investigated reactivity of the amygdala and cortical areas to repeated threat presentations in a prospective study of PTSD...
December 23, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
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