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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424066/short-term-exposure-to-pm2-5-and-vanadium-and-changes-in-asthma-gene-dna-methylation-and-lung-function-decrements-among-urban-children
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Kyung Hwa Jung, David Torrone, Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, Matthew Perzanowski, Joshua Bautista, Jacqueline R Jezioro, Lori Hoepner, Jamie Ross, Frederica P Perera, Steven N Chillrud, Rachel L Miller
BACKGROUND: Both short and long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollutants have been associated with asthma and reduced lung function. We hypothesized that short-term indoor exposure to fine particulate matter <2.5 μm (PM2.5) and vanadium (V) would be associated with altered buccal cell DNA methylation of targeted asthma genes and decreased lung function among urban children in a nested subcohort of African American and Dominican children. METHODS: Six day integrated levels of air pollutants were measured from children's homes (age 9-14; n = 163), repeated 6 months later (n = 98)...
April 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418337/a-simple-measure-to-assess-hyperinflation-and-air-trapping-1-forced-expiratory-volume-in-three-second-forced-vital-capacity
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Sermin Börekçi, Tunçalp Demir, Aslı Görek Dilektaşlı, Melahat Uygun, Nurhayat Yıldırım
BACKGROUND: Several recent studies have suggested that 1 minus-forced expiratory volume expired in 3 seconds / forced vital capacity (1-FEV3/FVC) may be an indicator of distal airway obstruction and a promising measure to evaluate small airways dysfunction. AIMS: To investigate the associations of 1-FEV3/FVC with the spirometric measures and lung volumes that assess small airways dysfunction and reflects hyperinflation and air trapping. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417846/captain-nels-o-monserud-and-medical-consideration-of-the-women-air-force-service-pilots-an-enduring-legacy
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Richard T Jennings
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417839/mortality-due-to-cardiovascular-disease-among-apollo-lunar-astronauts
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Robert J Reynolds, Steven M Day
INTRODUCTION: Recent research has postulated increased cardiovascular mortality for astronauts who participated in the Apollo lunar missions. The conclusions, however, are based on small numbers of astronauts, are derived from methods with known weaknesses, and are not consistent with prior research. METHODS: Records for NASA astronauts and U.S. Air Force astronauts were analyzed to produce standardized mortality ratios. Lunar astronauts were compared to astronauts who have never flown in space (nonflight astronauts), those who have only flown missions in low Earth orbit (LEO astronauts), and the U...
May 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417829/comparison-of-3-methods-for-preventing-perianesthetic-hypothermia-in-callimicos-callimico-goeldii
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Sathya K Chinnadurai James G Johnson Iii And Jennifer N Langan
Perianesthetic hypothermia is one of the most common complications in veterinary anesthesia, especially in small patients with a large body surface area to mass ratio. During anesthesia, body heat can be lost through 4 mechanisms-radiation, convection,conduction, and evaporation-but anesthetists frequently address only one mechanism at a time. Here we sought to evaluate 3 methods of preventing perianesthetic hypothermia in callimicos (Callimico goeldii). In our experience, these smallNHP routinely become hypothermic under even brief inhalant anesthesia...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416968/safety-and-efficacy-of-resistive-polymer-versus-forced-air-warming-in-total-joint-surgery
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Melanie F Sandoval, Paul D Mongan, Michael R Dayton, Craig A Hogan
BACKGROUND: Forced-air warming is used as a mechanism to prevent hypothermia and adverse outcomes associated with hypothermia among patients undergoing surgery. Patient safety in healthcare includes the use of devices and technology that minimize potential adverse events to patients. The present study sought to compare the capabilities of patient warming between two different devices that use different mechanisms of warming: forced-air warming and non-air warming. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients undergoing total hip or total knee arthroplasty received patient warming via a forced warming device or non-air warming fabric conductive material...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416951/spirometry-and-bronchodilator-test
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REVIEW
Yun Su Sim, Ji-Hyun Lee, Won-Yeon Lee, Dong In Suh, Yeon-Mok Oh, Jong-Seo Yoon, Jin Hwa Lee, Jae Hwa Cho, Cheol Seok Kwon, Jung Hyun Chang
Spirometry is a physiological test for assessing the functional aspect of the lungs using an objective indicator to measure the maximum amount of air that a patient can inhale and exhale. Acceptable spirometry testing needs to be conducted three times by an acceptable and reproducible method for determining forced vital capacity (FVC). Until the results of three tests meet the criteria of reproducibility, the test should be repeated up to eight times. Interpretation of spirometry should be clear, concise, and informative...
April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416880/frying-of-rice-flour-dough-strands-containing-gum-arabic-texture-sensory-attributes-and-microstructure-of-products
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J Shanthilal, Suvendu Bhattacharya
The effects of rice flour (50-56%, w/w) and gum Arabic (0-5%, w/w) on the physical, sensory and structural features of the fried dough strands were investigated. Up to 25.8% reduction in oil was possible by the incorporation of gum Arabic. The wide variations in failure force (13.8-25.3 N) and failure strain (11.0-28.6%) indicated the formation of snacks varying in texture from a soft-to-bite brittle product to a hard-to-eat less brittle sample. The snacks possessed a porous microstructure with air cells, pores and vacuoles; the cell walls were more than 100 μm in thickness...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411591/analysis-of-the-second-harmonic-generation-signal-from-a-liquid-air-and-liquid-liquid-interface
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Thanh Tung Pham, Alban Jonchère, Jean-François Dufrêche, Pierre-François Brevet, Olivier Diat
Three different liquid interfaces, water/air, thiophene/air, and water/thiophene, were probed using the second harmonic generation (SHG) technique. Thiophene and water have been chosen because the hyperpolarizability of these molecules has already been measured or calculated and the different values can be found in literature. We have studied the microscopic structure of these interfaces by comparing the components of the second order susceptibility tensor determined from the SHG polarization curve analysis with those determined via a molecular dynamics (MD) simulation of these interfaces...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410638/utility-of-objective-chest-tube-management-after-pulmonary-resection-using-a-digital-drainage-system
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Kazuya Takamochi, Kota Imashimizu, Mariko Fukui, Tatsuo Maeyashiki, Mikiko Suzuki, Takuya Ueda, Hironori Matsuzawa, Shunki Hirayama, Takeshi Matsunaga, Shiaki Oh, Kenji Suzuki
BACKGROUND: We sought to evaluate the clinical utility of chest tube management after pulmonary resection based on objective digital monitoring of pleural pressure and digital surveillance for air leaks. METHODS: We prospectively recorded the perioperative data of 308 patients who underwent pulmonary resection between December 2013 and January 2016. We used information from a digital monitoring thoracic drainage system to measure peak air leakage during the first 24 hours after the operation, patterns of air leakage over the first 72 hours, and patterns of pleural pressure changes until the chest tubes were removed...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407832/-effect-of-air-pollution-on-respiratory-health-in-school-aged-children-in-the-main-urban-area-of-chongqing-china
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Ming-Yue Fan, Xu Tang, Wei Huang, Hua Dai, Xing-Can Liu, Yin-Yin Xia, Pan Meng, Rui-Yuan Zhang, Yu-Ming Guo, Shu-Qun Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of air pollution on respiratory health in school-aged children in the main urban area of Chongqing, China. METHODS: The main urban area of Chongqing was divided into polluted area and clean area according to the air pollution data shown on the Environmental Protection Agency Website of Chongqing between 2010 and 2015. A cluster sampling method was used to select 695 third- or fourth-grade children from 2 primary schools in the clean or polluted area as study subjects, with 313 children from the clean area and 382 children from the polluted area...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401909/an-intrathermocline-eddy-and-a-tropical-cyclone-in-the-bay-of-bengal
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Arnold L Gordon, Emily Shroyer, V S N Murty
The Bay of Bengal, subjected to monsoonal forcing and tropical cyclones, displays a complex field of ocean eddies. On 5 December 2013 a sub-surface vortex or Intrathermocline Eddy (ITE) composed of water characteristic of the Andaman Sea was observed within the thermocline of the western Bay of Bengal. We propose that the ITE was the product of Tropical Cyclone Lehar interaction on 27 November 2013 with a westward propagating surface eddy from the eastern Bay of Bengal. While Lehar's interaction with the ocean initially removes heat from the upper layers of the eddy, air-sea flux is limited as the deeper portions of the eddy was subducted into the stratified thermocline, inhibiting further interaction with the atmosphere...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401886/on-the-discrepancy-between-observed-and-cmip5-multi-model-simulated-barents-sea-winter-sea-ice-decline
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Dawei Li, Rong Zhang, Thomas R Knutson
This study aims to understand the relative roles of external forcing versus internal climate variability in causing the observed Barents Sea winter sea ice extent (SIE) decline since 1979. We identify major discrepancies in the spatial patterns of winter Northern Hemisphere sea ice concentration trends over the satellite period between observations and CMIP5 multi-model mean externally forced response. The CMIP5 externally forced decline in Barents Sea winter SIE is much weaker than that observed. Across CMIP5 ensemble members, March Barents Sea SIE trends have little correlation with global mean surface air temperature trends, but are strongly anti-correlated with trends in Atlantic heat transport across the Barents Sea Opening (BSO)...
April 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394393/multifrequency-afm-from-origins-to-convergence
#14
Sergio Santos, Chia-Yun Lai, Tuza Olukan, Matteo Chiesa
Since the inception of the atomic force microscope (AFM) in 1986, influential papers have been presented by the community and tremendous advances have been reported. Being able to routinely image conductive and non-conductive surfaces in air, liquid and vacuum environments with nanoscale, and sometimes atomic, resolution, the AFM has long been perceived by many as the instrument to unlock the nanoscale. From exploiting a basic form of Hooke's law to interpret AFM data to interpreting a seeming zoo of maps in the more advanced multifrequency methods however, an inflection point has been reached...
April 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391173/the-impact-of-ambient-air-pollution-on-the-human-blood-metabolome
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J J Vlaanderen, N A Janssen, G Hoek, P Keski-Rahkonen, D K Barupal, F R Cassee, I Gosens, M Strak, M Steenhof, Q Lan, B Brunekreef, A Scalbert, R C H Vermeulen
BACKGROUND: Biological perturbations caused by air pollution might be reflected in the compounds present in blood originating from air pollutants and endogenous metabolites influenced by air pollution (defined here as part of the blood metabolome). We aimed to assess the perturbation of the blood metabolome in response to short term exposure to air pollution. METHODS: We exposed 31 healthy volunteers to ambient air pollution for 5h. We measured exposure to particulate matter, particle number concentrations, absorbance, elemental/organic carbon, trace metals, secondary inorganic components, endotoxin content, gaseous pollutants, and particulate matter oxidative potential...
April 5, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386943/pinus-taeda-forest-growth-predictions-in-the-21-st-century-vary-with-site-mean-annual-temperature-and-site-quality
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Carlos A Gonzalez-Benecke, Robert O Teskey, Heather Dinon-Aldridge, Timothy A Martin
Climate projections from 20 downscaled global climate models (GCMs) were used with the 3-PG model to predict the future productivity and water use of planted loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) growing across the southeastern U.S. Predictions were made using Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) 4.5 and 8.5. These represent scenarios in which total radiative forcing stabilizes before 2100 (RCP 4.5) or continues increasing throughout the century (RCP 8.5). Thirty six sites evenly distributed across the native range of the species were used in the analysis...
April 7, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386667/dynamic-modeling-of-temperature-change-in-outdoor-operated-tubular-photobioreactors
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Dominic Deo Androga, Basar Uyar, Harun Koku, Inci Eroglu
In this study, a one-dimensional transient model was developed to analyze the temperature variation of tubular photobioreactors operated outdoors and the validity of the model was tested by comparing the predictions of the model with the experimental data. The model included the effects of convection and radiative heat exchange on the reactor temperature throughout the day. The temperatures in the reactors increased with increasing solar radiation and air temperatures, and the predicted reactor temperatures corresponded well to the measured experimental values...
April 6, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385926/critical-care-air-transport-team-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-short-term-outcomes-during-flight-for-operation-iraqi-freedom-operation-enduring-freedom
#18
L Renee Boyd, J Borawski, J Lairet, A T Limkakeng
INTRODUCTION: Our understanding of the expertise and equipment required to air transport injured soldiers with severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) continue to evolve. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of characteristics, interventions required and short-term outcomes of patients with severe TBI managed by the US Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams (CCATTs) deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom between 1 June 2007 and 31 August 2010...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382240/impact-of-air-exposure-and-annealing-on-the-chemical-and-electronic-properties-of-the-surface-of-sno2-nanolayers-deposited-by-rheotaxial-growth-and-vacuum-oxidation
#19
Monika Kwoka, Maciej Krzywiecki
In this paper the SnO2 nanolayers were deposited by rheotaxial growth and vacuum oxidation (RGVO) and analyzed for the susceptibility to ambient-air exposure and the subsequent recovery under vacuum conditions. Particularly the surface chemistry of the layers, stoichiometry and level of carbon contamination, was scrutinized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The layers were tested i) pristine, ii) after air exposure and iii) after UHV annealing to validate perspective recovery procedures of the sensing layers...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381017/characterization-of-single-airborne-particle-extinction-using-the-tunable-optical-trap-cavity-ringdown-spectroscopy-ot-crds-in-the-uv
#20
Zhiyong Gong, Yong-Le Pan, Chuji Wang
We integrated a rigid optical trap into a tunable pulsed cavity ringdown spectroscopy (OT-CRDS) system to characterize the extinction of single airborne particles in the UV spectral region (306-315 nm). Single solid particles from a multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT), Bermuda grass smut spore, carbon microsphere, and blackened polyethylene microsphere were trapped in air based on the photophoretic force. The improved OT-CRDS system was highly sensitive and able to resolve extinctions of single particles from different materials and sizes at a given wavelength...
March 20, 2017: Optics Express
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