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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547318/a-systematic-review-of-alpha-2-agonists-for-sedation-in-mechanically-ventilated-neurocritical-care-patients
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Alexandre Tran, Henrietta Blinder, Brian Hutton, Shane W English
The use of sedative medications is commonplace in intensive care units (ICUs) and an invaluable clinical tool for the intensive care physician. Sedation for critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients provides an opportunity to reduce anxiety, discomfort as well as ventilator intolerance and dyssynchrony. Alpha-2 agonists in particular have become increasingly popular for use in the neurocritical care population due to their proposed effectiveness in facilitating examinations and procedures as well as reducing the need for adjunctive agents...
May 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542615/taking-dietary-habits-into-account-a-computational-method-for-modeling-food-choices-that-goes-beyond-price
#2
Rahmatollah Beheshti, Jessica C Jones-Smith, Takeru Igusa
Computational models have gained popularity as a predictive tool for assessing proposed policy changes affecting dietary choice. Specifically, they have been used for modeling dietary changes in response to economic interventions, such as price and income changes. Herein, we present a novel addition to this type of model by incorporating habitual behaviors that drive individuals to maintain or conform to prior eating patterns. We examine our method in a simulated case study of food choice behaviors of low-income adults in the US...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541891/critical-closing-pressure-during-controlled-increase-in-intracranial-pressure-comparison-of-three-methods
#3
Katarzyna Kaczmarska, Magdalena Kasprowicz, Agnieszka Uryga, Leanne Calviello, Georgios Varsos, Zofia Czosnyka, Marek Czosnyka
Critical closing pressure (CrCP) is the arterial blood pressure (ABP) threshold, below which small arterial vessels collapse and cerebral blood flow ceases. Here we aim to compare three methods for CrCPestimation in scenario of a controlled increase in intracranial pressure (ICP), induced by infusion tests performed in patients with suspected normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). METHODS: Computer recordings of directly-measured ICP, ABP and transcranial Doppler cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV), from 37 NPH patients undergoing infusion tests, were retrospectively analyzed...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537352/is-pseudotumor-cerebri-an-unusual-expression-of-chiari-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Paolo Pacca, Roberto Altieri, Francesco Zenga, Diego Garbossa, Alessandro Ducati, Michele Lanotte
The Chiari I malformation (CM-I) is a developmental alteration of the posterior cranial fossa (PCF), radiographically defined as the descent of the cerebellar tonsils = 5 mm below the foramen magnum (FM) inside the cervical canal. Headache is the most frequent symptom associated with CM-I. The association of CM-I and neurological symptoms configures with Chiari syndrome. A rare symptom associated with Chiari syndrome is intracranial hypertension syndrome with cephalea and papilloedema-the typical findings of pseudotumor cerebri (PTC)...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534259/the-efficacy-of-orbital-ultrasonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-with-direct-measurement-of-intracranial-pressure-in-distinguishing-papilledema-from-pseudopapilledema
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Zeynep Ozturk, Tuba Atalay, Ebru Arhan, Kursad Aydin, Ayse Serdaroglu, Tugba Hirfanoglu, Cengiz Havali, Yilmaz Akbas, Duygu Yalinbas
INTRODUCTION: The goal of this study was to evaluate the utility of orbital ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). METHOD: We reviewed the medical records of patients referred to our department for suspected IIH. RESULTS: Seven children were diagnosed with IIH. Nine children revealed pseudopapilledema by optic coherence tomography and/or orbital ultrasonography. When the axial sequences were reexamined, patients with papilledema had optic nerve sheath (ONS) enlargement (6...
May 22, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532070/ribose-mediated-crosslinking-of-collagen-hydroxyapatite-hybrid-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-regeneration-using-biomimetic-strategies
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Gopal Shankar Krishnakumar, Natalia Gostynska, Elisabetta Campodoni, Massimiliano Dapporto, Monica Montesi, Silvia Panseri, Anna Tampieri, Elizaveta Kon, Maurilio Marcacci, Simone Sprio, Monica Sandri
This study explores for the first time the application of ribose as a highly biocompatible agent for the crosslinking of hybrid mineralized constructs, obtained by bio-inspired mineralization of self-assembling Type I collagen matrix with magnesium-doped-hydroxyapatite nanophase, towards a biomimetic mineralized 3D scaffolds (MgHA/Coll) with excellent compositional and structural mimicry of bone tissue. To this aim, two different crosslinking mechanisms in terms of pre-ribose glycation (before freeze drying) and post-ribose glycation (after freeze drying) were investigated...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527191/understanding-how-a-sport-helmet-protects-the-head-from-closed-injury-by-virtual-impact%C3%A2-tests
#7
Yunhua Luo, Zhaoyang Liang
Understanding how a helmet protects the head, especially the soft brain tissues, is the prerequisite for improving helmet design. Intracranial pressure and stresses/strains in the brain tissues are the direct indicators of traumatic brain injury and they can be used to measure helmet performance. In this study, the effects of helmet design parameters such as the helmet shell stiffness, liner compliance and thickness on the brain injury indicators were investigated by virtual impact tests. A finite element head model (FEHM) was first constructed from medical images; a personally-fitted helmet made of composite material and foam was virtually prototyped using geometric information extracted from the FEHM; a helmet-head finite element model was then assembled...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524074/neurotrauma-the-crosstalk-between-neurotrophins-and-inflammation-in-the-acutely-injured-brain
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Lindolfo da Silva Meirelles, Daniel Simon, Andrea Regner
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among young individuals worldwide. Understanding the pathophysiology of neurotrauma is crucial for the development of more effective therapeutic strategies. After the trauma occurs, immediate neurologic damage is produced by the traumatic forces; this primary injury triggers a secondary wave of biochemical cascades together with metabolic and cellular changes, called secondary neural injury. In the scenario of the acutely injured brain, the ongoing secondary injury results in ischemia and edema culminating in an uncontrollable increase in intracranial pressure...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512741/intervention-for-elevated-intracranial-pressure-improves-success-rate-after-repair-of-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks
#9
William Teachey, Jessica Grayson, Do-Yeon Cho, Kristen O Riley, Bradford A Woodworth
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks are associated with increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and considered a manifestation of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Although postoperative acetazolamide and placement of CSF shunt systems are considered valuable interventions for elevated ICP, the impact on recurrence rate remains unclear. The objective of this study was to systematically review evidence from reported literature to evaluate whether postoperative ICP management reduces recurrence rates after primary endoscopic repair...
May 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511266/diagnosis-and-differential-diagnosis-of-hydrocephalus-in%C3%A2-adults
#10
Sönke Langner, Steffen Fleck, Jörg Baldauf, Birger Mensel, Jens Peter Kühn, Michael Kirsch
Purpose Hydrocephalus is caused by an imbalance of production and absorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or obstruction of its pathways, resulting in ventricular dilatation and increased intracranial pressure. Imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis, differential diagnosis and planning of treatment. Methods This review article presents the different types of hydrocephalus und their typical imaging appearance, describes imaging techniques, and discusses differential diagnoses of the different forms of hydrocephalus...
May 16, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511149/analysis-of-extracellular-brain-chemistry-during-percutaneous-dilational-tracheostomy-a-retrospective-study-of-19-patients
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Jan Küchler, Jann Wojak, Abdulkareem Abusamha, Claudia Ditz, Volker Martin Tronnier, Jan Gliemroth
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze changes in brain tissue chemistry around percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) in patients with acute brain injury (ABI) in a retrospective single-center analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included 19 patients who had continuous monitoring of brain tissue chemistry and intracranial pressure (ICP) during a 20h period before and after PDT. Different microdialysis parameters (lactate, pyruvate, lactate pyruvate ratio (LPR), glycerol and glutamate) and values of ICP, cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) and brain tissue oxygenation (PBrO2) were recorded per hour...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508188/trace-element-determination-and-cardioprotection-of-terminalia-pallida-fruit-ethanolic-extract-in-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarcted-rats-by-icp-ms
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Shaik Althaf Hussain, Mohammed Abdul Kareem, Shaik Nayab Rasool, Suliman Yousef Al Omar, Alwasel Saleh, Manal Abdulrahman Al-Fwuaires, Jayasimha Rayalu Daddam, Kodidhela Lakshmi Devi
The trace elements and minerals in Terminalia pallida fruit ethanolic extract (TpFE) were determined by the instrument inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), and the cardioprotection of TpFE against isoproterenol (ISO)-administered rats was studied. Rats were pretreated with TpFE (100, 300, and 500 mg/kg bw) for 30 days, with concurrent administration of ISO (85 mg/kg bw) for two consecutive days. The levels of trace elements and minerals in TpFE were below the permitted limits of World Health Organization standards...
May 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505972/alzheimer-s-disease-associated-cerebrospinal-fluid-csf-biomarkers-do-not-correlate-with-csf-volumes-or-csf-production-rate
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Mikael Edsbagge, Ulf Andreasson, Khalid Ambarki, Carsten Wikkelsø, Anders Eklund, Kaj Blennow, Henrik Zetterberg, Mats Tullberg
BACKGROUND: Neuropathologically, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by accumulation of a 42 amino acid peptide called amyloid-β (Aβ42) in extracellular senile plaques together with intraneuronal inclusions of hyperphosphorylated tau protein in neurofibrillary tangles and neuronal degeneration. These changes are reflected in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the volumes and production rates of which vary considerably between individuals, by reduced concentration of Aβ42, increased concentration of phosphorylated tau (P-tau) protein, and increased concentration of total tau (T-tau) protein, respectively...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505579/effect-of-lupinus-albus-l-root-activities-on-as-and-cu-mobility-after-addition-of-iron-based-soil-amendments
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Teresa Fresno, Jesús M Peñalosa, Jakob Santner, Markus Puschenreiter, Eduardo Moreno-Jiménez
Arsenic and Cu mobility was investigated in the rhizosphere of Lupinus albus L. grown in an iron-amended contaminated soil. White lupin was grown in rhizobags in contaminated soil either left untreated or amended with iron sulphate plus lime (Fe + lime) or biochar (Fe + BC). Porewater was monitored in rhizosphere and bulk soil throughout the experiment and the extractable fraction of several elements and As and Cu plant uptake was analysed after 48 days. The distribution of As, Cu, P and Fe in the lupin rhizosphere was evaluated with chemical images obtained by laser ablation-ICP-MS analysis of diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) gels...
May 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505147/changes-in-the-sodium-content-of-australian-processed-foods-between-1980-and-2013-using-analytical-data
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Felicity Zganiacz, Ron B H Wills, Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay, Jayashree Arcot, Heather Greenfield
The objective of this study was to obtain analytical data on the sodium content of a range of processed foods and compare the levels obtained with their label claims and with published data of the same or equivalent processed foods in the 1980s and 1990s to investigate the extent of any change in sodium content in relation to reformulation targets. The sodium contents of 130 Australian processed foods were obtained by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) analysis and compared with previously published data...
May 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499454/risk-for-intracranial-pressure-increase-related-to-enclosed-air-in-post-craniotomy-patients-during-air-ambulance-transport-a-retrospective-cohort-study-with-simulation
#16
Helge Brändström, Anna Sundelin, Daniela Hoseason, Nina Sundström, Richard Birgander, Göran Johansson, Ola Winsö, Lars-Owe Koskinen, Michael Haney
BACKGROUND: Post-craniotomy intracranial air can be present in patients scheduled for air ambulance transport to their home hospital. We aimed to assess risk for in-flight intracranial pressure (ICP) increases related to observed intracranial air volumes, hypothetical sea level pre-transport ICP, and different potential flight levels and cabin pressures. METHODS: A cohort of consecutive subdural hematoma evacuation patients from one University Medical Centre was assessed with post-operative intracranial air volume measurements by computed tomography...
May 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498056/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-and-assessment-of-vancomycin-powder-as-a-preventive-measure-in-patients-undergoing-first-time-cranioplasty
#17
Kingsley O Abode-Iyamah, Hsiu-Yin Chiang, Nolan Winslow, Brian Park, Mario Zanaty, Brian J Dlouhy, Oliver E Flouty, Zachary D Rasmussen, Loreen A Herwaldt, Jeremy D Greenlee
OBJECTIVE Craniectomy is often performed to decrease intracranial pressure following trauma and vascular injuries. The subsequent cranioplasty procedures may be complicated by surgical site infections (SSIs) due to prior trauma, foreign implants, and multiple surgeries through a common incision. Several studies have found that intrawound vancomycin powder (VP) is associated with decreased risk of SSIs after spine operations. However, no previously published study has evaluated the effectiveness of VP in cranioplasty procedures...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495841/lower-body-negative-pressure-decreases-non-invasively-measured-intracranial-pressure-and-internal-jugular-vein-cross-sectional-area-during-head-down-tilt
#18
William Watkins, Alan R Hargens, Shannon Baird, Erika Marie Clary, Brandon R Macias
INTRODUCTION: Long-term space flight induces a near visual acuity change in approximately 50% of astronauts. In some crew members, postflight cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) opening pressures by lumbar puncture are as high as 20.9 mmHg who demonstrated optic disc edema. CSF communicates through the cochlear aqueduct to affect perilymphatic pressure and tympanic membrane motion. We hypothesized that 50 mmHg of lower-body negative pressure (LBNP) during 15° head-down tilt (HDT) would mitigate elevations in internal jugular vein cross-sectional area (IJV CSA) and intracranial pressure (ICP)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493199/selenium-chromium-vi-interaction-regulates-the-contents-and-correlations-of-trace-elements-in-chicken-brain-and-serum
#19
Yiran Zhu, Peng Chen, Huiyu Wan, Yang Wang, Pan Hao, Yongxia Liu, Jianzhu Liu
This study aims to investigate the contents of trace elements in the brain and serum of male chickens and the effect of selenium-chromium(VI) interaction. A chronic experimental model was established by supplementing 22.14 mg/kg K2Cr2O7 with 0.00, 0.31, 0.63, 1.25, 2.50, and 5.00 mg/kg Na2SeO3 mg/kg B.W. to water for chicken daily. After 14, 28, and 42 days of exposure to the solution, the brain and serum of chickens from each group were collected to detect the levels of Ca, Cu, Mn, Fe, Zn, and Mg by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS)...
May 10, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492738/factors-associated-with-coronary-artery-disease-progression-assessed-by-serial-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
#20
Gabriel Cordeiro Camargo, Tamara Rothstein, Maria Eduarda Derenne, Leticia Sabioni, João A C Lima, Ronaldo de Souza Leão Lima, Ilan Gottlieb
Background: Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) allows for noninvasive coronary artery disease (CAD) phenotyping. Factors related to CAD progression are epidemiologically valuable. Objective: To identify factors associated with CAD progression in patients undergoing sequential CCTA testing. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 384 consecutive patients who had at least two CCTA studies between December 2005 and March 2013. Due to limitations in the quantification of CAD progression, we excluded patients who had undergone surgical revascularization previously or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between studies...
May 4, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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