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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473359/-comparison-of-the-effects-of-the-intervention-with-electric-thermal-bian-stone-and-air-suction-cup-on-blood-perfusion-at-meridian-points
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Pengna Zhao, Yanping Wang, Feifei Gu, Chaozheng Li, Yulong Wei, Guangjun Wang, Weibo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impacts of the intervention with electric thermal bian stone and air suction cup on blood perfusion (BP) at meridian points and explore the approach of accurate measurement and regulation of meridian qi and blood balance in "precise acupuncture". METHODS: The laser Doppler line scanner (LDLS) was used to measure BP at bilateral yua n-primary points at the pericardium meridian, the triple energizer meridian, the gallbladder meridian and the liver meridian (small cycle of jueyin to shaoyang meridians) at 31 healthy receptors...
February 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472802/preanalytics-of-urine-sediment-examination-effect-of-relative-centrifugal-force-tube-type-volume-of-sample-and-supernatant-removal
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Amalija Bunjevac, Nora Nikolac Gabaj, Marijana Miler, Anita Horvat
Introduction: Laboratories often modify procedures recommended by the European Urinalysis Guidelines for urine sediment analysis. The aim of this study was to compare the recommended protocol with our routine laboratory procedure and to evaluate the possible impact of modifications in the relative centrifugal force, type of tube, method of supernatant aspiration and urine volume on patient's results. Material and methods: Firstly, relative centrifugal force was investigated using 20 pairs of samples examined after centrifugation at 400xg and 1358xg...
February 15, 2018: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466051/effect-of-a-syringe-aspiration-technique-versus-a-mechanical-suction-technique-and-use-of-n-butylscopolammonium-bromide-on-the-quantity-and-quality-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-samples-obtained-from-horses-with-the-summer-pasture-endophenotype-of-equine
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Jacquelyn E Bowser, Lais R R Costa, Alba U Rodil, Christine T Lopp, Melanie E Johnson, Robert W Wills, Cyprianna E Swiderski
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of 2 bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) sampling techniques and the use of N-butylscopolammonium bromide (NBB) on the quantity and quality of BAL fluid (BALF) samples obtained from horses with the summer pasture endophenotype of equine asthma. ANIMALS 8 horses with the summer pasture endophenotype of equine asthma. PROCEDURES BAL was performed bilaterally (right and left lung sites) with a flexible videoendoscope passed through the left or right nasal passage. During lavage of the first lung site, a BALF sample was collected by means of either gentle syringe aspiration or mechanical suction with a pressure-regulated wall-mounted suction pump...
March 2018: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464690/bis-monitoring-versus-clinical-assessment-for-sedation-in-mechanically-ventilated-adults-in-the-intensive-care-unit-and-its-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-and-resource-utilization
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REVIEW
Rajesh M Shetty, Antonio Bellini, Dhuleep S Wijayatilake, Mark A Hamilton, Rajesh Jain, Sunil Karanth, ArunKumar Namachivayam
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to intensive care and on mechanical ventilation, are administered sedative and analgesic drugs to improve both their comfort and interaction with the ventilator. Optimizing sedation practice may reduce mortality, improve patient comfort and reduce cost. Current practice is to use scales or scores to assess depth of sedation based on clinical criteria such as consciousness, understanding and response to commands. However these are perceived as subjective assessment tools...
February 21, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462857/analysis-method-for-laterally-loaded-pile-groups-using-an-advanced-modeling-of-reinforced-concrete-sections
#5
Stefano Stacul, Nunziante Squeglia
A Boundary Element Method (BEM) approach was developed for the analysis of pile groups. The proposed method includes: the non-linear behavior of the soil by a hyperbolic modulus reduction curve; the non-linear response of reinforced concrete pile sections, also taking into account the influence of tension stiffening; the influence of suction by increasing the stiffness of shallow portions of soil and modeled using the Modified Kovacs model; pile group shadowing effect, modeled using an approach similar to that proposed in the Strain Wedge Model for pile groups analyses...
February 15, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461292/inhalation-injury-in-the-burned-patient
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Guillermo Foncerrada, Derek M Culnan, Karel D Capek, Sagrario González-Trejo, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Lee C Woodson, David N Herndon, Celeste C Finnerty, Jong O Lee
Inhalation injury causes a heterogeneous cascade of insults that increase morbidity and mortality among the burn population. Despite major advancements in burn care for the past several decades, there remains a significant burden of disease attributable to inhalation injury. For this reason, effort has been devoted to finding new therapeutic approaches to improve outcomes for patients who sustain inhalation injuries.The three major injury classes are the following: supraglottic, subglottic, and systemic. Treatment options for these three subtypes differ based on the pathophysiologic changes that each one elicits...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457114/a-pediatric-case-developing-critical-abdominal-distension-caused-by-a-combination-of-humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-therapy-and-nasal-airway
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Satoki Inoue, Yumiko Tamaki, Shota Sonobe, Junji Egawa, Masahiko Kawaguchi
Background: We describe a pediatric patient who suffered from critical abdominal distention caused by a combination of humidified, high-flow nasal cannula (HHFNC) oxygen therapy and nasal airway. Case presentation: A 21-month-old boy with a history of chronic lung disease was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Immediately after admission, his airway was established using a tracheal tube and mechanical ventilation was started. Five days after the commencement of mechanical ventilation, finally, his trachea was extubated...
2018: JA Clin Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455976/near-infrared-emissive-lanthanide-hybridized-nanofibrillated-cellulose-nanopaper-as-ultraviolet-filter
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Bailiang Xue, Zhao Zhang, Yongchang Sun, Junjie Wang, Huie Jiang, Min Du, Congcong Chi, Xinping Li
The lanthanide complexes [Yb(fac)3 (H2 O)2 , Yb(tta)3 (H2 O)2 , Nd(tta)3 (H2 O)2 ] functionalized nanofibrillated cellulose (Ln-NFC) nanopapers with near-infrared (NIR) luminescence and high transparency are rapidly fabricated after solvent exchange using a simple suction filtration film-making method. The effects of NFC and lanthanide complexes content on their photophysical properties of Ln-NFC nanopapers and their mechanism of UV filters are fully investigated. With increasing lanthanide complexes content in the Ln-NFC nanopaper, their transmittances are gradually decreased while their NIR luminescences are obviously increased...
April 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454033/cause-or-coincidence-spontaneous-hematometra-in-young-women-on-depomedroxyprogesterone-acetate-a-small-case-series
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Julie G Thorne, Elizabeth H Russell, Danielle Rumbolt, Mary Anne Jamieson
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pain, secondary amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) are common gynecologic presentations in adolescence. Rarely this can be associated with an acquired hematometra. Hematometra is a condition of retained blood or clot within the uterus. High dose progestogenic agents in this age group have been implicated in the accumulation of a hematometra without other explanation. CASES: We present 4 cases of hematometra following depomedroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) therapy in previously menstruating adolescents...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453661/maize-water-status-and-physiological-traits-as-affected-by-root-endophytic-fungus-piriformospora-indica-under-combined-drought-and-mechanical-stresses
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Fatemeh Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Mosaddeghi, Anthony Roger Dexter, Mozhgan Sepehri
Under combined drought and mechanical stresses, mechanical stress primarily controlled physiological responses of maize. Piriformospora indica mitigated the adverse effects of stresses, and inoculated maize experienced less oxidative damage and had better adaptation to stressful conditions. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of maize root colonization by an endophytic fungus P. indica on plant water status, physiological traits and root morphology under combined drought and mechanical stresses...
February 16, 2018: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453623/a-novel-suction-coagulation-integrated-probe-for-achieving-better-hemostasis-development-and-clinical-use
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Hidekazu Takahashi, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Junichi Nishimura, Taishi Hata, Chu Matsuda, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki, Kiyokazu Nakajima
PURPOSES: Modern electrosurgical tools have a specific coagulation mode called "soft coagulation". However, soft coagulation has not been widely accepted for surgical operations. To optimize the soft coagulation environment, we developed a novel suction device integrated with an electrosurgical probe, called the "Suction ball coagulator" (SBC). In this study, we aimed to optimize the SBC design with a prototyping process involving a bench test and preclinical study; then, we aimed to demonstrate the feasibility, safety, and potential effectiveness of the SBC for laparoscopic surgery in clinical settings...
February 17, 2018: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447951/suction-electrode-recording-in-locus-coeruleus-of-newborn-rat-brain-slices-reveals-network-bursting-comprising-summated-non-synchronous-spiking
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Vladimir Rancic, Bijal Rawal, Bogdan Panaitescu, Araya Ruangkittisakul, Klaus Ballanyi
The brainstem locus coeruleus (LC) controling behaviors like arousal, sleep, breathing, pain or opioid withdrawal is an established model for spontaneous action potential synchronization. Such synchronous 'spiking' might produce an extracellular field potential (FP) which is a crucial tool for neural network analyses. We found using ≥10 μm tip diameter suction electrodes in newborn rat brainstem slices that the LC generates at ∼1 Hz a robust rhythmic FP (rFP). During distinct rFP phases, LC neurons discharge with a jitter of ±33 ms single spikes that summate to a ∼200 ms-lasting population burst...
February 12, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445907/management-of-serrated-polyps-of-the-colon
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REVIEW
Claire Fan, Adam Younis, Christine E Bookhout, Seth D Crockett
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the management of serrated colorectal polyps (SPs), with a particular focus on the most common premalignant SP, sessile serrated adenoma or polyp (SSA/P). These lesions present a challenge for endoscopists with respect to detection and resection, and are also susceptible to pathologic misdiagnosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with SSA/Ps are at an increased risk of future colorectal neoplasia, including advanced polyps and cancer...
February 14, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445612/application-of-the-coaxial-smart-drain-in-patients-with-a-large-air-leak-following-anatomic-lung-resection-a-prospective-multicenter-phase-ii-analysis-of-efficacy-and-safety
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Francesco Guerrera, Pier Luigi Filosso, Cecilia Pompili, Stefania Olivetti, Matteo Roffinella, Andrea Imperatori, Alessandro Brunelli
Background: The presence of air leak following lung resection remains a frequent problem, which may prolong hospital stay and increase hospital costs. In the past, some studies documented the efficacy of soft and flexible chest tube in patients who underwent thoracic surgery. Nevertheless, safety in case of post-operative large air or liquid leak remains questionable. The objective of this study was to verify through a multicentre study the safety and the effectiveness of the coaxial chest tube in a consecutive series of selected patients who underwent anatomical pulmonary resection and with an active and large air leak...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436512/shark-skin-inspired-designs-that-improve-aerodynamic-performance
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August G Domel, Mehdi Saadat, James C Weaver, Hossein Haj-Hariri, Katia Bertoldi, George V Lauder
There have been significant efforts recently aimed at improving the aerodynamic performance of aerofoils through the modification of their surfaces. Inspired by the drag-reducing properties of the tooth-like denticles that cover the skin of sharks, we describe here experimental and simulation-based investigations into the aerodynamic effects of novel denticle-inspired designs placed along the suction side of an aerofoil. Through parametric modelling to query a wide range of different designs, we discovered a set of denticle-inspired surface structures that achieve simultaneous drag reduction and lift generation on an aerofoil, resulting in lift-to-drag ratio improvements comparable to the best-reported for traditional low-profile vortex generators and even outperforming these existing designs at low angles of attack with improvements of up to 323%...
February 2018: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435595/-blood-management-in-complex-reconstructive-spine-surgery-in-asd-patients-do-effective-measures-to-reduce-bleeding-exist
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REVIEW
V Bullmann, M Granitzka
BACKGROUND: Blood management in reconstructive spine surgery is a challenge and must be managed interdisciplinarily. An experienced team of anesthesiologists and spine surgeons needs to work closely together. THERAPY: After optimal preoperative preparation, the patient is given an initial dose of 1000 mg tranexamic acid. The most adequate medium blood pressure is about 80 mm Hg during surgery. The surgeon must watch for subperiosteal preparation and subtle stypsis...
February 12, 2018: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430146/fabrication-of-a-magnetic-holder-for-the-removal-of-ocular-prosthesis
#17
D Bheemalingeswara Rao, Akkottillam Malya, K Bharat Chandra, K Chandrasekharan Nair
Long-term success of ocular prostheses is dictated by the retentive quality which is usually ensured by maximum possible extension into the sulcus of the eyelids. Majority of the patients experience difficulty during manual placement and removal of the prosthesis, especially when the sulcus is very deep. Ocular prosthesis is commonly removed with fingers or suction cups. Although the suction cups are popular, its efficiency lasts only for a limited period. Moreover, it is not easily available in the rural Indian market...
January 2018: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429709/synergetic-pretreatment-of-waste-activated-sludge-by-hydrodynamic-cavitation-combined-with-fenton-reaction-for-enhanced-dewatering
#18
Meiqiang Cai, Jianqiang Hu, Guanghu Lian, Ruiyang Xiao, Zhijun Song, Micong Jin, Chunying Dong, Quanyuan Wang, Dewen Luo, Zongsu Wei
The dewatering of waste activated sludge by integrated hydrodynamic cavitation (HC) and Fenton reaction was explored in this study. We first investigated the effects of initial pH, sludge concentration, flow rate, and H2O2 concentration on the sludge dewaterability represented by water content, capillary suction time and specific resistance to filtration. The results of dewatering tests showed that acidic pH and low sludge concentration were favorable to improve dewatering performance in the HC/Fenton system, whereas optimal flow rate and H2O2 concentration applied depended on the system operation...
April 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429678/novel-cavitation-fluid-jet-polishing-process-based-on-negative-pressure-effects
#19
Fengjun Chen, Hui Wang, Yu Tang, Shaohui Yin, Shuai Huang, Guanghua Zhang
Traditional abrasive fluid jet polishing (FJP) is limited by its high-pressure equipment, unstable material removal rate, and applicability to ultra-smooth surfaces because of the evident air turbulence, fluid expansion, and a large polishing spot in high-pressure FJP. This paper presents a novel cavitation fluid jet polishing (CFJP) method and process based on FJP technology. It can implement high-efficiency polishing on small-scale surfaces in a low-pressure environment. CFJP uses the purposely designed polishing equipment with a sealed chamber, which can generate a cavitation effect in negative pressure environment...
April 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426767/full-thickness-rectal-biopsy-in-children-suspicious-for-hirschsprung-s-disease-is-safe-and-yields-a-low-number-of-insufficient-biopsies
#20
Niels Bjørn, Lars Rasmussen, Niels Qvist, Sönke Detlefsen, Mark Bremholm Ellebæk
INTRODUCTION: The diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease (HD) relies on the histological demonstration of aganglionosis in the bowel wall. Biopsies may be obtained by rectal suction biopsy (RSB) or by transanal full-thickness excision biopsy (FTB). The objective of the present study was to evaluate the frequency of complications and inconclusive biopsies after FTB in children referred with suspicion of HD. The secondary objective was to calculate the frequency of proven aganglionosis. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of all patients under the age of 16years who underwent transanal FTB during the time period of 2008-2014...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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