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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157337/simulated-high-altitude-helium-oxygen-diving
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Lu Shi, Yan-Meng Zhang, Katsuura Tetsuo, Zhong-Yuan Shi, Yi-Qun Fang, Petar J Denoble, Yang-Yang Li
BACKGROUND: Experience with commercial heliox diving at high altitude is limited. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of acute high-altitude exposure on fitness to dive and the safety of decompression after heliox diving while using U.S. Navy heliox decompression tables with Cross correction. METHOD: Four professional male divers were consecutively decompressed in a hypo- and hyperbaric chamber to altitudes of 3000 m (9842.5 ft), 4000 m (13,123...
December 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141332/-reliability-and-validity-of-driving-anger-scale-in-professional-drivers-in-china
#2
Z Li, Y M Yang, C Zhang, Y Li, J Hu, L W Gao, Y X Zhou, X J Zhang
Objective: To assess the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of Driving Anger Scale (DAS) in professional drivers in China and provide a scientific basis for the application of the scale in drivers in China. Methods: Professional drivers, including taxi drivers, bus drivers, truck drivers and school bus drivers, were selected to complete the questionnaire. Cronbach's α and split-half reliability were calculated to evaluate the reliability of DAS, and content, contract, discriminant and convergent validity were performed to measure the validity of the scale...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128105/factors-associated-with-delivery-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-women-with-advanced-stage-ovarian-cancer
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Emily Hinchcliff, Alexander Melamed, Amy Bregar, Elisabeth Diver, Joel Clemmer, Marcela Del Carmen, John O Schorge, J Alejandro Rauh-Hain
PURPOSE: To identify clinical and non-clinical factors associated with utilization of primary cytoreductive surgery (PCS) or neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in women with advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: Using the National Cancer Database, we identified women with stage IIIC and IV EOC diagnosed from 2012 to 2014. The primary outcome was receipt of NACT, defined in the primary analysis as utilization of chemotherapy as the first cancer-directed therapy, irrespective of whether interval surgery was performed...
November 8, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122951/dive-heart-rate-in-harbour-porpoises-is-influenced-by-exercise-and-expectations
#4
Birgitte I McDonald, Mark Johnson, Peter T Madsen
The dive response, a decrease in heart rate (ƒH) and peripheral vasoconstriction, is the key mechanism allowing breath-hold divers to perform long duration dives. This pronounced cardiovascular response to diving has been investigated intensely in pinnipeds, but comparatively little is known for cetaceans, in particular in ecologically relevant settings. Here we studied the dive ƒH response in one the smallest cetaceans, the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). We used a novel multi-sensor data logger to record dive behaviour, ƒH, ventilations and feeding events in three trained porpoises, providing the first evaluation of cetacean ƒH regulation while performing a variety of natural behaviours, including prey capture...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119574/effects-of-emf-emissions-from-undersea-electric-cables-on-coral-reef-fish
#5
Audie K Kilfoyle, Robert F Jermain, Manhar R Dhanak, Joseph P Huston, Richard E Spieler
The objective of this study was to determine if electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions from undersea power cables impacted local marine life, with an emphasis on coral reef fish. The work was done at the South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility of Naval Surface Warfare Center in Broward County, Florida, which has a range of active undersea detection and data transmission cables. EMF emissions from a selected cable were created during non-destructive visual fish surveys on SCUBA. During surveys, the transmission of either alternating current (AC), direct current (DC), or none (OFF) was randomly initiated by the facility at a specified time...
November 9, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116696/spinal-decompression-sickness-in-an-artisanal-diving-fisherman-in-yucat%C3%A3-n-mexico-a-case-report
#6
Daniel Popa, Walter Chin, Oswaldo Huchim-Lara, Ian Grover
Artisanal fishermen around the world employ scuba and surface-supplied diving for their livelihoods and often undergo provocative dive profiles due to economic pressures. Consequently, rates of decompression sickness (DCS) are much greater than in recreational scuba divers. Here we present the case of a surface-supplied diving fisherman from the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, who suffered a significant episode of spinal DCS and underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments, with a favorable outcome. Additionally, we review the proposed mechanisms underlying spinal DCS...
2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116695/repetitive-freshwater-diving-risk-factors-and-prevalence-of-barotrauma
#7
Stefanie Jansen, Moritz Friedo Meyer, Manuela Boor, Ruth Volland, Eberhard Daniel Pracht, Heinz Dieter Klünter, Karl-Bernd Hüttenbrink, Dirk Beutner, Maria Grosheva
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate the influence of repetitive scuba diving in fresh water on the middle ear mucosa. The prevalence of middle ear barotrauma (MEB) and risk factors for MEB were evaluated. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study, Level of evidence 1b. METHODS: During three days, 23 divers made 144 repetitive dives in a freshwater lake. Participants underwent otoscopic examinations and were questioned about ENT-related complaints in the morning before the first dive, in between the dives and after the last dive...
2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116694/efficacy-of-the-u-s-navy-treatment-tables-in-treating-dcs-in-103-recreational-scuba-divers
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Walter Chin, Ellie Joo, Scott Ninokawa, Daniel A Popa, Derek B Covington
Despite the fact that current decompression schedules reduce the risk of decompression sickness (DCS), recreational scuba divers continue to experience DCS. Therapy outcomes in these divers are difficult to track. Our study aims to understand the efficacy of the United States Navy (USN) Treatment Tables (5, 6, 6A, 9) in providing symptomatic relief among recreational scuba divers. We conducted a single-center retrospective review of recreational divers treated from 2003 to 2013. A total of 187 divers were identified: 84 divers were excluded, and the charts of the remaining 103 divers were independently reviewed by three clinicians...
2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114934/illegal-fishing-and-territorial-user-rights-in-chile
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Rodrigo Oyanedel, Andres Keim, Juan Carlos Castilla, Stefan Gelcich
Illegal fishing poses a major threat for the conservation of marine resources worldwide. However, there is still limited empirical research that quantifies illegal catch levels. This study uses the Randomized Response Technique to estimate the proportion of divers, and the quantities extracted of illegal "loco" (Concholepas concholepas), a gastropod managed for the past 17 years through a Territorial User Rights for Fisheries system (TURFs) in Chile. Results show that illegal fishing is widespread along the TURFs system, with official reported landings accounting for only 14- 30% of the total loco extraction...
November 7, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113983/fgf23-concentration-and-apol1-genotype-are-novel-predictors-of-mortality-in-african-americans-with-type-2-diabetes
#10
Gary C Chan, Jasmin Divers, Gregory B Russell, Carl D Langefeld, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Fang-Chi Hsu, Jianzhao Xu, S Carrie Smith, Nicholette D Palmer, Pamela J Hicks, Donald W Bowden, Thomas C Register, Lijun Ma, J Jeffrey Carr, Barry I Freedman
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular and renal complications contribute to higher mortality in patients with diabetes. We assessed novel and conventional predictors of mortality in African American-Diabetes Heart Study participants. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Associations between mortality and subclinical atherosclerosis, urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), plasma fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) concentration, African ancestry proportion, and apolipoprotein L1 genotypes (APOL1) were assessed in 513 African Americans with type 2 diabetes; analyses were performed using Cox proportional hazards models...
November 7, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109900/preventable-diving-related-ocular-barotrauma-a-case-report
#11
Serkan Ergözen
The mystical beauty of the subaquatic world is undoubtedly attractive, and many techniques and forms of equipment have been developed in the last few decades to allow us to explore the underwater world. A swimmer or diver needs swimming goggles or a diving mask to have clear vision because of the refraction problem between the eye and the water interface. Although these items are effective for clear vision, they can result in "ocular or facial barotrauma of descent" during diving. It is possible to prevent these types of barotrauma with correct techniques and precautions, thus enabling the continuation of recreational diving without recurrence...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103945/central-sympathetic-nervous-system-reinforcement-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Magdalena Wszedybyl-Winklewska, Jacek Wolf, Arkadiusz Szarmach, Pawel J Winklewski, Edyta Szurowska, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
The available studies on cerebrovascular reactivity and cerebral oxygenation in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) patients brought conflicting results, yet the overall evidence suggests that resting state cerebral perfusion is diminished in these patients. Interestingly, in a group of healthy professional breath-hold divers who are exercising very long apnoeas - episodes corresponding to the ones observed in patients with OSA - demonstrated that cerebral oxygenation may remain stable at the expense of extreme sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation...
September 9, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099292/cerebral-metabolism-and-vascular-reactivity-during-breath-hold-and-hypoxic-challenge-in-freedivers-and-healthy-controls
#13
Mark B Vestergaard, Henrik Bw Larsson
The goal of the present study was to examine the cerebral metabolism and vascular reactivity during extended breath-holds (ranging from 2 min 32 s to 7 min 0 s) and during a hypoxic challenge in freedivers and non-diver controls. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure the global cerebral blood flow (CBF) and metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2), and magnetic resonance spectroscopy was used to measure the cerebral lactate, glutamate+glutamine, N-acetylaspartate and phosphocreatine+creatine concentrations in the occipital lobe...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098684/comparative-hindlimb-myology-of-foot-propelled-swimming-birds
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Glenna T Clifton, Jennifer A Carr, Andrew A Biewener
Several groups of birds have convergently evolved the ability to swim using their feet despite facing trade-offs with walking. However, swimming relative to terrestrial performance varies across these groups. Highly specialized divers, such as loons and grebes, excel at swimming underwater but struggle to stand on land, whereas species that primarily swim on the water surface, such as Mallards, retain the ability to move terrestrially. The identification of skeletal features associated with a swimming style and conserved across independent groups suggests that the hindlimb of foot-propelled swimming birds has adapted to suit the physical challenges of producing propulsive forces underwater...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098422/whole-body-cold-tolerance-in-older-korean-female-divers-haenyeo-during-cold-air-exposure-effects-of-repetitive-cold-exposure-and-aging
#15
Joonhee Park, Siyeon Kim, Do-Hee Kim, Seongwon Cha, Joo-Young Lee
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of chronic and repetitive diving in cold sea water on physiological responses to cold in older Korean female divers, Haenyeo, who have been exposed to cold water through breath-hold diving since their teens. Young and older females, who have no experience of swimming in cold sea water, were recruited as control groups: older haenyeos (N = 10, 70 ± 3 years of age), young non-diving females (N = 10, 23 ± 2 years), and older non-diving females (N = 6, 73 ± 4 years)...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091471/the-effect-of-a-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-in-the-form-of-a-single-shot-of-beetroot-juice-on-static-and-dynamic-apnoea-performance
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Matthew J Barlow, Antonis Elia, Oliver M Shannon, Angeliki Zacharogianni, Angelica Lodin-Sundstrom
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the present study was to assess the effects of acute nitrate (NO3(-))-rich beetroot juice supplementation on peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), heart rate (HR), and pulmonary gas exchange during submaximal static and dynamic apnoea. METHODS: Nine (six male, three female) trained apneists (age: 39.6 ± 8.2 years, stature: 170.4 ± 11.5cm, body mass: 72.0 ± 11.5 kg) performed three submaximal static apnoeas at 60%, 70% and 80% of the participant's current reported personal best time, followed by three submaximal (~ 75% or personal best distance) dynamic apnoeas following the consumption of either a 140 ml concentrated NO3(-)-rich beetroot juice (BRJ; 7...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084265/mirna-independent-hepacivirus-variants-suggest-a-strong-evolutionary-pressure-to-maintain-mir-122-dependence
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Yingpu Yu, Troels K H Scheel, Joseph M Luna, Hachung Chung, Eiko Nishiuchi, Margaret A Scull, Natalia Echeverría, Inna Ricardo-Lax, Amit Kapoor, Ian W Lipkin, Thomas J Divers, Douglas F Antczak, Bud C Tennant, Charles M Rice
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) requires the liver specific micro-RNA (miRNA), miR-122, to replicate. This was considered unique among RNA viruses until recent discoveries of HCV-related hepaciviruses prompting the question of a more general miR-122 dependence. Among hepaciviruses, the closest known HCV relative is the equine non-primate hepacivirus (NPHV). Here, we used Argonaute cross-linking immunoprecipitation (AGO-CLIP) to confirm AGO binding to the single predicted miR-122 site in the NPHV 5'UTR in vivo. To study miR-122 requirements in the absence of NPHV-permissive cell culture systems, we generated infectious NPHV/HCV chimeric viruses with the 5' end of NPHV replacing orthologous HCV sequences...
October 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083016/comparison-of-lung-function-values-of-trained-divers-in-1-5-ata-hyperbaric-chamber-after-inhaling-100-oxygen-and-regular-air-a-crossover-study
#18
Muhammad Irfan Ilmi, Faisal Yunus, Muhammad Guritno, Triya Damayanti, Erlang Samoedro, Ahmad Muslim Nazaruddin, Fariz Nurwidya
INTRODUCTION: Diving is an activity performed in more than 1 atmosphere absolute pressure (ATA) either underwater or in a hyperbaric chamber. We aimed to compare lung function values of trained divers in 1.5 ATA hyperbaric chambers after inhaling 100% oxygen and regular air. METHODS: This experimental study with crossover design involved 18 trained divers in 1.5 ATA hyperbaric room, which is equivalents to a 5-meter depth. The eighteen subjects as the supplementation group, using oro-nasal mask, inhaled 100% oxygen for 30 minutes followed by a one-day washout period...
October 30, 2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071008/selective-effects-of-sport-expertise-on-the-stages-of-mental-rotation-tasks-with-object-based-and-egocentric-transformations
#19
Tian Feng, Zhongqiu Zhang, Zhiguang Ji, Binbin Jia, Yawei Li
It is well established that motor expertise is linked to superior mental rotation ability, but few studies have attempted to explain the factors that influence the stages of mental rotation in sport experts. Some authors have argued that athletes are faster in the perceptual and decision stages but not in the rotation stages of object-based transformations; however, stimuli related to sport have not been used to test mental rotation with egocentric transformations. Therefore, 24 adolescent elite divers and 23 adolescent nonathletes completed mental rotation tasks with object-based and egocentric transformations...
2017: Advances in Cognitive Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068363/dolphin-sounds-inspired-covert-underwater-acoustic-communication-and-micro-modem
#20
Gang Qiao, Yunjiang Zhao, Songzuo Liu, Muhammad Bilal
A novel portable underwater acoustic modem is proposed in this paper for covert communication between divers or underwater unmanned vehicles (UUVs) and divers at a short distance. For the first time, real dolphin calls are used in the modem to realize biologically inspired Covert Underwater Acoustic Communication (CUAC). A variety of dolphin whistles and clicks stored in an SD card inside the modem helps to realize different biomimetic CUAC algorithms based on the specified covert scenario. In this paper, the information is conveyed during the time interval between dolphin clicks...
October 25, 2017: Sensors
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