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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227577/blood-perfusion-display-based-on-video-pulse-wave
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Makoto Yoshizawa, Norihiro Sugita, Makoto Abe, Akira Tanaka, Kazuma Obara, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Noriyasu Homma, Tomoyuki Yambe, Makoto Yoshizawa, Norihiro Sugita, Makoto Abe, Akira Tanaka, Kazuma Obara, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Noriyasu Homma, Tomoyuki Yambe, Norihiro Sugita, Noriyasu Homma, Makoto Abe, Kazuma Obara, Tomoyuki Yambe, Makoto Yoshizawa, Akira Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi
In this study, an easy system for monitoring dynamic blood perfusion patterns and the pulse wave velocity (PWV) has been developed by processing video images of a human body to assess blood circulation for daily management of physical conditions or for detecting persons in poor physical condition in public places. The experiment suggested that this tool can be used to easily evaluate the PWV; however, the obtained value from the video image of the face was about 1/10 of the standard value calculated from thick vessels...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227467/a-simplified-state-space-model-of-biventricular-assist-device-cardiovascular-system-interaction
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Vivian C A Koh, Einly Lim, Boon Chiang Ng, Yong Kuen Ho, Nigel H Lovell, Vivian C A Koh, Einly Lim, Boon Chiang Ng, Yong Kuen Ho, Nigel H Lovell, Boon Chiang Ng, Einly Lim, Vivian C A Koh, Nigel H Lovell, Yong Kuen Ho
A simplified state-space model of biventricular assist device (BiVAD)-cardiovascular system (CVS) interaction is presented. The state-space equations includes a six-compartments CVS model incorporating the ventricles, the pulmonary and systemic circulations as well as the non-linear behavior of the valve flow, together with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and a right ventricular assist device (RVAD) component. The left and right pump speeds serve as the input variables for the state-space model. The model is simulated with three operational modes, i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227463/hemodynamic-effects-of-synchronizing-an-intra-aortic-vad-in-reverse-rotation-control-with-left-ventricle-a-mock-loop-study
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Yaxin Wang, P Alex Smith, Daniel L Timms, Po-Lin Hsu, Richard A McMahon, Yaxin Wang, P Alex Smith, Daniel L Timms, Po-Lin Hsu, Richard A McMahon, Richard A McMahon, Daniel L Timms, Po-Lin Hsu, Yaxin Wang, P Alex Smith
The IntraVAD is an intra-aortic left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to be located in the ascending aorta. In order to enhance unloading and promote coronary flow for the left ventricle (LV), an operating mechanism, reverse-rotation control (RRc) mode, has been developed for the IntraVAD and tested in vitro in a mock circulation loop (MCL). The RRc mode consists of forward rotation (FR) and reverse rotation (RR). The synchronization between the IntraVAD and the LV was studied to offload the ventricle more effectively and to improve myocardial perfusion...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227077/optimal-control-of-inspired-perfluorocarbon-temperature-for-induction-of-hypothermia-by-total-liquid-ventilation-in-juvenile-lamb-model
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Mathieu Nadeau, Michael Sage, Jean-Paul Praud, Renaud Tissier, Herve Walti, Philippe Micheau, Mathieu Nadeau, Michael Sage, Jean-Paul Praud, Renaud Tissier, Herve Walti, Philippe Micheau, Michael Sage, Philippe Micheau, Jean-Paul Praud, Mathieu Nadeau, Herve Walti, Renaud Tissier
Mild hypothermia is well known for its therapeutic value in cardio- and neuroprotection. Many recent experimental studies have shown that the swiftness of the cooling offered by total liquid ventilation (TLV) holds great promise in achieving maximal therapeutic effect. TLV is an emerging ventilation technique in which the lungs are filled with breathable liquids, namely perfluorocarbons (PFCs). A liquid ventilator ensures subject ventilation by periodically renewing a volume of oxygenated, CO2-free and temperature-controlled breathable PFC...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226553/cascaded-pid-controller-for-anaesthesia-delivery
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Alena Simalatsar, Monia Guidi, Thierry Buclin, Alena Simalatsar, Monia Guidi, Thierry Buclin, Alena Simalatsar, Monia Guidi, Thierry Buclin
The technologies for continuous measurement of the anaesthetic agents circulating in body fluids are not mature yet, though some preliminary prototypes exist already. We present a control algorithm that based on the real measurement of propofol plasma concentration may adjust the delivery rate. This opens a possibility for a safer anesthesia when the technologies for online measurement of drug concentration will be mature enough to be combined with our model.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226228/antigen-presenting-cells-in-the-skin
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Sakeen W Kashem, Muzlifah Haniffa, Daniel H Kaplan
Professional antigen-presenting cells (APCs) in the skin include dendritic cells, monocytes, and macrophages. They are highly dynamic, with the capacity to enter skin from the peripheral circulation, patrol within tissue, and migrate through lymphatics to draining lymph nodes. Skin APCs are endowed with antigen sensing, processing, and presenting machinery and play key roles in initiating, modulating, and resolving cutaneous inflammation. Skin APCs are a highly heterogeneous population with functionally specialized subsets that are developmentally imprinted and modulated by local tissue microenvironmental and inflammatory cues...
February 6, 2017: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226198/olanzapine-induced-early-cardiovascular-effects-are-mediated-by-the-biological-clock-and-prevented-by-melatonin
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Francisco Romo-Nava, Frederik N Buijs, Marcela Valdés-Tovar, Gloria Benítez-King, MariCarmen Basualdo, Mercedes Perusquía, Gerhard Heinze, Carolina Escobar, Ruud M Buijs
Second generation antipsychotics (SGA) are associated with adverse cardiometabolic side-effects contributing to premature mortality in patients. While mechanisms mediating these cardiometabolic side-effects remain poorly understood, three independent studies recently demonstrated that melatonin was protective against cardiometabolic risk in SGA-treated patients. Since one of the main target areas of circulating melatonin in the brain is the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), we hypothesized that the SCN is involved in SGA-induced early cardiovascular effects in Wistar rats...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225866/circulating-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-predict-disease-activity-and-treatment-response-in-patients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
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J Zhou, Y Zhou, J Wen, X Sun, X Zhang
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a disease characterized by isolated thrombocytopenia. Abnormal effector T cell activation is an important mechanism in the pathogenesis of ITP. Regulatory T cells (Treg) have a strong immunosuppressive function for T cell activation and their importance in the pathophysiology and clinical treatment of ITP has been confirmed. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are other immunosuppressive cells, which can also suppress T cell activation by secreting arginase, iNOS and ROS, and are essential for Treg cells' differentiation and maturation...
February 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225807/increased-liver-specific-proteins-in-circulating-extracellular-vesicles-as-potential-biomarkers-for-drug-and-alcohol-induced-liver-injury
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Young-Eun Cho, Eun-Ju Im, Pyong-Gon Moon, Esteban Mezey, Byoung-Joon Song, Moon-Chang Baek
Drug- and alcohol-induced liver injury are a leading cause of liver failure and transplantation. Emerging evidence suggests that extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a source of biomarkers because they contain unique proteins reflecting the identity and tissue-specific origin of the EV proteins. This study aimed to determine whether potentially hepatotoxic agents, such as acetaminophen (APAP) and binge alcohol, can increase the amounts of circulating EVs and evaluate liver-specific EV proteins as potential biomarkers for liver injury...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225788/molecular-detection-and-genotyping-of-enteroviruses-from-csf-samples-of-patients-with-suspected-sepsis-like-illness-and-or-aseptic-meningitis-from-2012-to-2015-in-west-bank-palestine
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Kamal Dumaidi, Amer Al-Jawabreh
BACKGROUND: Human enteroviruses (HEVs) are the most frequently reported cause of aseptic meningitis with or without CSF pleocytosis in childhood. Rapid detection and genotype of HEVs is essential to determine the causative agent and variant causing sepsis-like illness and/or aseptic meningitis. AIM: To investigate the molecular epidemiology of enteroviruses (EVs) among patients with sepsis-like illness and/or aseptic meningitis admitted to three major hospitals in West Bank, Palestine from 2012 to 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225771/the-phylodynamics-of-the-rabies-virus-in-the-russian-federation
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Andrei A Deviatkin, Alexander N Lukashev, Elena M Poleshchuk, Vladimir G Dedkov, Sergey E Tkachev, Gennadiy N Sidorov, Galina G Karganova, Irina V Galkina, Mikhail Yu Shchelkanov, German A Shipulin
Near complete rabies virus N gene sequences (1,110 nt) were determined for 82 isolates obtained from different regions of Russia between 2008 and 2016. These sequences were analyzed together with 108 representative GenBank sequences from 1977-2016 using the Bayesian coalescent approach. The timing of the major evolutionary events was estimated. Most of the isolates represented the steppe rabies virus group C, which was found over a vast geographic region from Central Russia to Mongolia and split into three groups (C0-C2) with discrete geographic prevalence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225764/cynomolgus-macaques-naturally-infected-with-trypanosoma-cruzi-i-exhibit-an-overall-mixed-pro-inflammatory-modulated-cytokine-signature-characteristic-of-human-chagas-disease
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Danielle Marquete Vitelli-Avelar, Renato Sathler-Avelar, Armanda Moreira Mattoso-Barbosa, Nicolas Gouin, Marcelo Perdigão-de-Oliveira, Leydiane Valério-Dos-Reis, Ronaldo Peres Costa, Silvana Maria Elói-Santos, Matheus de Souza Gomes, Laurence Rodrigues do Amaral, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Edward J Dick, Gene B Hubbard, Jane F VandeBerg, John L VandeBerg
BACKGROUND: Non-human primates have been shown to be useful models for Chagas disease. We previously reported that natural T. cruzi infection of cynomolgus macaques triggers clinical features and immunophenotypic changes of peripheral blood leukocytes resembling those observed in human Chagas disease. In the present study, we further characterize the cytokine-mediated microenvironment to provide supportive evidence of the utility of cynomolgus macaques as a model for drug development for human Chagas disease...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225718/frailty-and-circulating-markers-of-inflammation-in-hiv-and-hiv-men-in-the-multicenter-aids-cohort-study
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Joseph B Margolick, Jay H Bream, Otoniel Martínez-Maza, Joe Lopez, Xiuhong Li, John P Phair, Susan L Koletar, Lisa P Jacobson
BACKGROUND: Frailty is associated with immune activation and inflammation in the elderly general population, but whether this is true in the younger HIV-infected (HIV+) population is not known. METHODS: We analyzed 24 serologic biomarkers of monocyte, T-cell, or B-cell activation in HIV- (n = 207) and HIV+ (n = 714; 75% virologically suppressed) men who have sex with men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and were classified as frail or nonfrail according to expression or nonexpression of the frailty phenotype at 2 consecutive study visits...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225540/antituberculosis-drug-resistance-in-pulmonary-isolates-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cuba-2012-2014
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Dihadenys Lemus, Miguel Echemendía, Raúl Díaz, María J Llanes, Lourdes Suárez, Antonio Marrero
INTRODUCTION Systematic surveillance of antituberculosis drug resistance allows identification of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Surveillance studies of antituberculosis drug resistance systematically conducted in Cuba for over 15 years have revealed low circulation of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, under 1% in new cases. OBJECTIVE Characterize antituberculosis drug resistance in isolates of M. tuberculosis recovered from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Cuba in 2012-2014...
January 2017: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225487/comparing-serum-microrna-levels-of-acute-herpes-zoster-patients-with-those-of-postherpetic-neuralgia-patients
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Ying Huang, Xihan Li, Gaojian Tao, Tong Zhu, Jian Lin
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is commonly defined as pain persisting for at least 3 months after acute herpes zoster (AHZ) rash presentation. About one-tenth of all acute herpes zoster patients develop PHN. Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are promising biomarkers for infectious diseases; however, there has been no relationship established between circulating miRNAs and PHN to date; the aim of the present investigation was to elucidate this relationship.We compared serum levels of miRNA in PHN and AHZ patients...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225367/progranulin-gene-variation-affects-serum-progranulin-levels-differently-in-danish-bipolar-individuals-compared-with-healthy-controls
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Henriette N Buttenschøn, Marit N Nielsen, Gangadaar Thotakura, Chris W Lee, Anders Nykjær, Ole Mors, Simon Glerup
OBJECTIVES: The identification of peripheral biomarkers for bipolar disorder is of great importance and has the potential to improve diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Recent studies have reported lower plasma progranulin levels in bipolar individuals compared with controls and association with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the progranulin gene (GRN). In the present study, we investigated the effect of GRN and sortilin (SORT1) gene variation on serum progranulin levels in bipolar individuals and controls...
February 20, 2017: Psychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225258/nanoparticle-based-discrimination-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-long-dna-sequences
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Maria Sanroman-Iglesias, Charles Lawrie, Luis M Liz-Marzán, Marek Grzelczak
Circulating DNA (ctDNA) and specifically the detection cancer-associated mutations in liquid biopsies promises to revolutionize cancer detection. The main difficulty however is that the length of typical ctDNA fragments (~150 bases) can form secondary structures potentially obscuring the mutated fragment from detection. We show that an assay based on gold nanoparticles (65 nm) stabilized with DNA (Au@DNA) can discriminate single nucleotide polymorphism in clinically-relevant DNA sequences (70-140 bases). The preincubation step was crucial to this process, allowing sequential bridging of Au@DNA, so that single base mutation can be discriminated, down to 100 pM concentration...
February 22, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224722/circulating-endothelial-cells-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-von-willebrand-factor-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-hypertensive-disorders
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Agata Szpera-Goździewicz, Maciej Majcherek, Maciej Boruczkowski, Tomasz Goździewicz, Grzegorz Dworacki, Lukasz Wicherek, Grzegorz Henryk Bręborowicz
PROBLEM: We tested the hypothesis that the number of both CECs and CEPCs as well as the vWf blood plasma concentration are altered in pregnant women with hypertensive disorders. METHOD OF STUDY: Seventy-five pregnant women were enrolled in our study. We used multicolor flow cytometry for CEC and CEPC analysis and the commercial human VWF ELISA kit to measure vWf blood plasma concentration. RESULTS: The highest number of CECs was found in the chronic hypertension group and the lowest number in the healthy pregnant control group...
March 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224451/pet-cta-detection-of-muscle-inflammation-related-to-cholesterol-crystal-emboli-without-arterial-obstruction
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M Hassan Pervaiz, Sridevi Durga, Abed Janoudi, Kevin Berger, George S Abela
BACKGROUND: PET/CTA was used to evaluate the effect of cholesterol crystal emboli (CCE) on muscle injury. Cholesterol crystals (CCs) released during plaque rupture travel downstream and lodge in muscle triggering inflammation and tissue injury. METHODS: Thigh muscles in three groups of rabbits (n = 22) were studied after intra-arterial injection of CCs, Group I (n = 10); polystyrene microspheres, Group II (n = 5); or normal saline, Group III (n = 7). After 48 hours, muscle inflammation and injury were measured by fluorodeoxy-glucose uptake using PET/CTA, serum tissue factor (TF), and creatinine phosphokinase (CPK)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224425/mechanism-of-dynamic-near-infrared-fluorescence-cholangiography-of-extrahepatic-bile-ducts-and-applications-in-detecting-bile-duct-injuries-using-indocyanine-green-in-animal-models
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Yang Gao, Min Li, Zi-Fang Song, Le Cui, Bi-Rong Wang, Xiao-Ding Lou, Tao Zhou, Yong Zhang, Qi-Chang Zheng
Fluorescence intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) is a potential alternative for identifying anatomical variation and preventing iatrogenic bile duct injuries by using the near-infrared probe indocyanine green (ICG). However, the dynamic process and mechanism of fluorescence IOC have not been elucidated in previous publications. Herein, the optical properties of the complex of ICG and bile, dynamic fluorescence cholangiography and iatrogenic bile duct injuries were investigated. The emission spectrum of ICG in bile peaked at 844 nm and ICG had higher tissue penetration...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
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