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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440643/field-calibration-of-xad-based-passive-air-sampler-on-the-tibetan-plateau-wind-influence-and-configuration-improvement
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Ping Gong, Xiao-Ping Wang, Xiande Liu, Frank Wania
The passive air sampler based on XAD-2 resin (XAD-PAS) has proven useful for collecting atmospheric persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in remote regions. Whereas laboratory studies have shown that, due to the open bottom of its housing, the passive sampling rate (PSR) of the XAD-PAS is susceptible to wind and other processes causing air turbulence, the sampler has not been calibrated in the field at sites experiencing high winds. In this study, the PSRs of the XAD-PAS were calibrated at three sites on the Tibetan Plateau, covering a wide range in temperature (T), pressure (P) and wind speed (v)...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415297/toroidal-droplet-instabilities-in-the-presence-of-charge
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Alexandros A Fragkopoulos, Alberto Fernández-Nieves
Neutral toroidal droplets can break via the surface-tension-driven Rayleigh-Plateau instability. They can additionally exhibit a shrinking instability, which is also driven by surface tension, whereby the handle progressively disappears. We find that charging a toroidal droplet can qualitatively change the behavior and cause the droplet to expand. We successfully model the transition from shrinking to expanding, considering the pressure balance across the interface of the torus. However, despite the change in behavior, charged toroidal droplets end up breaking into spherical droplets...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403594/the-effect-of-surgical-technique-on-hemodynamics-arterial-oxygenation-and-pulmonary-mechanics-in-radical-prostatectomy-operations
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Yucel Yuce, Kutlu Hakan Erkal, Cemal Goktas, Bilal Eryildirim, Kemal Sarica
OBJECTIVE: The effects of surgical technique on respiratory mechanics, arterial oxygenation and hemodynamics in radical prostatectomy operation were investigated. METHODS: The study was planned on ASA II-III, 40-65 years old, fourty patients scheduled for radical prostatectomy under general anesthesia. They were divided into two groups: perineal and suprapubic (Group P, n = 20; Group S, n = 20). Heart rate, mean arterial blood pressure, arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2), partial pressure of end-tidal carbon dioxide (PEtCO2), Peak inspiratory pressure (PIP), plato pressure (Pplato), partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood (PaO2), partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood (PaCO2) values were evaluated at 10 minutes after induction...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403406/comparison-of-effectiveness-of-two-commonly-used-two-handed-mask-ventilation-techniques-on-unconscious-apnoeic-obese-adults
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M Fei, J L Blair, M J Rice, D A Edwards, Y Liang, M A Pilla, M S Shotwell, Y Jiang
Background.: Mask ventilation and tracheal intubation are basic techniques for airway management and mutually inclusive rescue measures to restore ventilation. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of mask ventilation between two commonly used techniques of two-handed mask ventilation in obese unconscious apnoeic adults. Methods.: Eighty-one obese adults received mask ventilation after induction using C-E clamp and modified V-E clamp techniques in a randomized crossover manner...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372575/implementing-a-bedside-assessment-of-respiratory-mechanics-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Lu Chen, Guang-Qiang Chen, Kevin Shore, Orest Shklar, Concetta Martins, Brian Devenyi, Paul Lindsay, Heather McPhail, Ashley Lanys, Ibrahim Soliman, Mazin Tuma, Michael Kim, Kerri Porretta, Pamela Greco, Hilary Every, Chris Hayes, Andrew Baker, Jan O Friedrich, Laurent Brochard
BACKGROUND: Despite their potential interest for clinical management, measurements of respiratory mechanics in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are seldom performed in routine practice. We introduced a systematic assessment of respiratory mechanics in our clinical practice. After the first year of clinical use, we retrospectively assessed whether these measurements had any influence on clinical management and physiological parameters associated with clinical outcomes by comparing their value before and after performing the test...
April 4, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372128/relations-among-subglottal-pressure-breathing-and-acoustic-parameters-of-sentence-level-prominence-in-german
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Caterina Petrone, Susanne Fuchs, Laura L Koenig
This study investigates whether acoustic correlates of prominence are related to actions of the respiratory system resulting in local changes of subglottal pressure (Psub). Simultaneous recordings were made of acoustics; intraoral pressure (Pio), as an estimate of Psub; and thoracic and abdominal volume changes. Ten German speakers read sentences containing a verb ending with /t/ followed by a noun starting with /t/. These /t#t/ sequences were typically realized as one /t:/ with a long intraoral pressure plateau...
March 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356182/the-efficacy-of-low-level-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-for-the-treatment-of-snoring
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Michelle A Guzman, Francis P Sgambati, Huy Pho, Rafael S Arias, Erin M Hawks, Erica M Wolfe, Tamás Ötvös, Russell Rosenberg, Riad Dakheel, Hartmut Schneider, Jason P Kirkness, Philip L Smith, Alan R Schwartz
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To assess effects of low-level continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on snoring in habitual snorers without obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: A multicenter prospective in-laboratory reversal crossover intervention trial was conducted between September 2013 and August 2014. Habitual snorers were included if they snored (inspiratory sound pressure level ≥ 40 dBA) for ≥ 30% all sleep breaths on a baseline sleep study (Night 1), and if significant OSA and daytime somnolence were absent...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355752/-incidence-and-influencing-factors-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-treatment-emergent-central-sleep-apnea-in-the-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-at-high-altitude
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Z B Miao, Y Y Wang, R Sun, H L Lei, D J Huang, L H Huang, C Y Fan, Y H Lü
Objective: To investigate the incidence of treatment-emergent central sleep apnea (TE-CSA), the characteristics of demography and the influencing factors in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) after initial continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration at high altitude. Methods: Clinical data of 297 patients with OSAS which living in plateau areas (1 000 meters or more above sea level) were retrospectively analyzed in this study from January to December, 2015. All of these patients taken an overnight CPAP titration in the Sleep Medicine Center of First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province...
March 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342751/reproducibility-of-four-frequently-used-local-heating-protocols-to-assess-cutaneous-microvascular-function
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Kirsty A Roberts, Thijs van Gent, Nicola D Hopkins, Helen Jones, Ellen A Dawson, Richard Draijer, Howard H Carter, Ceri L Atkinson, Daniel J Green, Dick H J Thijssen, David A Low
BACKGROUND: Skin microvascular responses to local heating are frequently used to assess microvascular function. Several local heating protocols have been developed, all varying slightly in execution. The aim of this study was to determine the inter-day reproducibility of the four most commonly used local heating protocols in healthy young subjects. METHODS: Fifteen, healthy males (28±5yrs, BMI 25±2kg/m(2)) attended two experimental trials 2-7days apart. During each trial, baseline and maximal thermally stimulated forearm skin responses were examined simultaneously at four sites on the dominant forearm using laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF)...
March 22, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331175/unraveling-the-mystery-of-hearing-in-gerbil-and-other-rodents-with-an-arch-beam-model-of-the-basilar-membrane
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Santosh Kapuria, Charles R Steele, Sunil Puria
The mammalian basilar membrane (BM) consists of two collagen-fiber layers responsible for the frequency-to-place tonotopic mapping in the cochlea, which together form a flat beam over at least part of the BM width. The mechanics of hearing in rodents such as gerbil pose a challenge to our understanding of the cochlea, however, because for gerbil the two layers separate to form a pronounced arch over the remaining BM width. Moreover, the thickness and total width normally thought to determine the local stiffness, and tonotopic mapping in turn, change little along the cochlear length...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328592/status-asthmaticus-and-central-herniation-a-case-for-multidisciplinary-critical-care
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Joelle B Karlik, Tristan Stani, Stephanie Nonas, Aclan Dogan, Ansgar Brambrink
A 24-year-old woman with history of asthma was intubated emergently for acute status asthmaticus triggered by acute respiratory syncytial virus infection and treated with permissive hypercapnia. Her ventilation was complicated by auto-positive end-expiratory pressure and elevated peak airway, plateau, and central venous pressures. On hospital day 2, she was noted to have anisocoria. Imaging showed diffuse cerebral edema with central herniation. Difficult ventilation and hypercapnia directly contributed to her severe cerebral edema...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326238/fiber-optic-sensors-based-on-hybrid-phenyl-silica-xerogel-films-to-detect-n-hexane-determination-of-the-isosteric-enthalpy-of-adsorption
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Jesús C Echeverría, Ignacio Calleja, Paula Moriones, Julián J Garrido
We investigated the response of three fiber optic sensing elements prepared at pH 10 from phenyltriethoxysilane (PhTEOS) and tetraethylsilane (TEOS) mixtures with 30, 40, and 50% PhTEOS in the silicon precursor mixture. The sensing elements are referred to as Ph30, Ph40 and Ph50, respectively. The films were synthesized by the sol-gel method and affixed to the end of optical fibers by the dip-coating technique. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, N2 adsorption-desorption at 77 K and X-ray diffraction analysis were used to characterize the xerogels...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323236/rationale-study-design-and-analysis-plan-of-the-lung-imaging-morphology-for-ventilator-settings-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-study-live-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Matthieu Jabaudon, Thomas Godet, Emmanuel Futier, Jean-Étienne Bazin, Vincent Sapin, Laurence Roszyk, Bruno Pereira, Jean-Michel Constantin
Different acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) phenotypes may explain controversial results in clinical trials. Lung-morphology is one of the ARDS-phenotypes and physiological studies suggest different responses in terms of positive-end-expiratory-pressure (PEEP) and recruitment-manoeuvres (RM) according to loss of aeration. To evaluate whether tailored ventilator regimens may impact ARDS outcomes, our group has designed a randomised-clinical-trial of ventilator settings according to lung morphology in moderate-to-severe ARDS (LIVE study)...
March 18, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306327/fifty-years-of-research-in-ards-respiratory-mechanics-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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William R Henderson, Lu Chen, Marcelo B P Amato, Laurent J Brochard
Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a multifactorial lung injury that continues to be associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality. Mechanical ventilation, while lifesaving, is associated with new iatrogenic injury. Current best practice involves the use of small tidal volumes, low plateau and driving pressures, and high levels of positive end expiratory pressure. Collectively, these interventions are termed "lung protective ventilation". Recent investigations suggest that individualized measurements of pulmonary mechanical variables rather than population based ventilation prescriptions may be used to set the ventilator with the potential to improve outcomes beyond those achieved with standard lung protective ventilation...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292588/endoscopy-after-esophagectomy-safety-demonstrated-in-a-porcine-model
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Vignesh Raman, Karen L Moodie, Obinna O Ofoche, Larry R Kaiser, Cherie P Erkmen
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy is useful in assessing conduit ischemia and anastomotic leaks after esophagectomy but poses a theoretical threat of anastomotic disruption. We used a porcine model to evaluate the safety of endoscopy after esophagectomy. METHODS: We performed esophagectomies in 10 live pigs and performed endoscopy with progressive air insufflation and continuous intraluminal pressure monitoring. We stopped insufflation when the intraluminal pressure reached a plateau...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283699/opening-pressures-and-atelectrauma-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Massimo Cressoni, Davide Chiumello, Ilaria Algieri, Matteo Brioni, Chiara Chiurazzi, Andrea Colombo, Angelo Colombo, Francesco Crimella, Mariateresa Guanziroli, Ivan Tomic, Tommaso Tonetti, Giordano Luca Vergani, Eleonora Carlesso, Vladimir Gasparovic, Luciano Gattinoni
PURPOSE: Open lung strategy during ARDS aims to decrease the ventilator-induced lung injury by minimizing the atelectrauma and stress/strain maldistribution. We aim to assess how much of the lung is opened and kept open within the limits of mechanical ventilation considered safe (i.e., plateau pressure 30 cmH2O, PEEP 15 cmH2O). METHODS: Prospective study from two university hospitals. Thirty-three ARDS patients (5 mild, 10 moderate, 9 severe without extracorporeal support, ECMO, and 9 severe with it) underwent two low-dose end-expiratory CT scans at PEEP 5 and 15 cmH2O and four end-inspiratory CT scans (from 19 to 40 cmH2O)...
March 10, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280470/acute-effect-of-central-administration-of-urotensin-ii-on-baroreflex-and-blood-pressure-in-conscious-normotensive-rabbits
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Kyungjoon Lim, Yusuke Sata, Kristy L Jackson, Sandra L Burke, Geoffrey A Head
In the present study, we examined the effects of central administration of Urotensin II on blood pressure, heart rate, and baroreceptor heart rate reflexes in conscious normotensive rabbits. Preliminary operations were undertaken to implant a balloon cuff on the inferior vena cava for baroreflex assessments and to implant cannula into the lateral and fourth ventricle. After 2 weeks of recovery cumulative dose response curves to Urotensin II (10, 100 ng, 1, 10, and 100 μg) given into the ventricles, or Ringer's solution as a vehicle were performed on separate days...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277372/one-hit-models-of-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-benign-inflammation-versus-inflammation-as-a-by-product
#18
Dennis Lex, Stefan Uhlig
BACKGROUND: One important explanation for the detrimental effects of conventional mechanical ventilation is the biotrauma hypothesis that ventilation may trigger proinflammatory responses that subsequently cause lung injury. This hypothesis has frequently been studied in so-called one-hit models (overventilation of healthy lungs) that so far have failed to establish an unequivocal link between inflammation and hypoxemic lung failure. This study was designed to develop a one-hit biotrauma model...
May 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268159/protective-lung-strategies-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-nurses-knowledge-and-use-in-the-emergency-department
#19
Sarah Cornish, Rochelle Wynne, Sharon Klim, Anne-Maree Kelly
BACKGROUND: Mechanical ventilation (MV) is commonly used in emergency departments (EDs). Protective lung strategies (PLS), comprising of low tidal volume (6mL/kg), control of oxygen and plateau pressures, and administration of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) has been shown to reduces the risks associated with MV but there is little evidence exists about nurses' knowledge or application of PLS. Our aim was to explore nurses knowledge and application of PLS in Australian EDs. METHODS: Descriptive, exploratory design utilising an online questionnaire...
March 3, 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259355/-effects-of-the-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-increase-on-sublingual-microcirculation-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#20
Nathaly Fonseca Nunes, Antônio Tonete Bafi, Eduardo Souza Pacheco, Luciano Cesar Pontes de Azevedo, Flavia Ribeiro Machado, Flávio Geraldo Rezende Freitas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of increased positive end-expiratory pressure on the sublingual microcirculation. METHODS: Adult patients who were sedated, under mechanical ventilation, and had a diagnosis of circulatory shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome were included. The positive end-expiratory pressure level was settled to obtain a plateau pressure of 30cmH2O and then maintained at this level for 20minutes. Microcirculatory (obtained by videomicroscopy) and hemodynamic variables were collected at baseline and compared with those at the end of 20min...
March 2, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
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