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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225202/cardiac-remodeling-in-preterm-infants-with-prolonged-exposure-to-a-patent-ductus-arteriosus
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Koert de Waal, Nilkant Phad, Nick Collins, Andrew Boyle
BACKGROUND: Sustained volume load due to a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) leads to cardiac remodeling. Remodeling changes can become pathological and are associated with cardiovascular disease progression. Data on remodeling changes in preterm infants is not available. METHODS: Clinical and echocardiography data were collected in preterm infants <30 weeks gestation on postnatal day 3 and then every 7-14 days until closure of the ductus arteriosus. Images were analyzed using conventional techniques and speckle tracking...
February 22, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217046/effect-of-nebulized-budesonide-on-respiratory-mechanics-and-oxygenation-in-acute-lung-injury-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-randomized-controlled-study
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Hatem Saber Mohamed, Mona Mohamed Abdel Meguid
BACKGROUND: We tested the hypothesis that nebulized budesonide would improve lung mechanics and oxygenation in patients with early acute lung injury (ALI) and/or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) during protective mechanical ventilation strategy without adversely affecting systemic hemodynamics. METHODS: Patients with ALI/ARDS were included and assigned into two groups; budesonide group (30 cases) in whom 1 mg-2 ml budesonide suspension was nebulized through the endotracheal tube and control group (30 cases) in whom 2 ml saline (placebo) were nebulized instead of budesonide...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209761/genetic-adaptation-of-the-schizothoracine-fishes-to-the-phased-uplifting-of-qinghai-tibetan-plateau
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Dongsheng Zhang, Mengchao Yu, Peng Hu, Sihua Peng, Yimeng Liu, Weiwen Li, Congcong Wang, Shunping He, Wanying Zhai, Qianghua Xu, Liangbiao Chen
Many species of Schizothoracine, a sub-family of Cyprinidae, are highly endemic to the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP). To characterize the adaptive changes associated with the Schizothoracine expansion in high-altitudes, we sequenced tissue transcriptomes of two highland and two sub-highland Schizothoracines, and analyzed gene evolution patterns by comparing to lowland cyprinids. Phylogenetic tree reconstruction and divergence time estimation indicated that the common ancestor of Schizothoracine fishes lived around 32...
February 16, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208994/comparison-of-the-load-deflection-characteristics-of-aesthetic-and-conventional-super-elastic-ni-ti-orthodontic-arch-wires-in-conventional-and-metal-insert-ceramic-brackets
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Hosseinagha Aghili, Soghra Yassaei, Neda Joshan, Nemat Hoseini
INTRODUCTION: Coated arch wires and ceramic brackets have been introduced to improve aesthetics during orthodontic treatment. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of coating on the physical properties of aesthetic orthodontic wires. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five round wires (0.016 inch) were obtained from each of three brands: conventional uncoated super elastic Nickel Titanium (Ni-Ti) (Rematitian Lite; Dentaurum, Ispringen, Germany), HUBIT (Teflon Coated, Korea), G&H (Epoxy Coated, Greenwood, Indiana, USA) which belonged to maxillary arch...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203586/comparison-of-kinematics-and-tibiofemoral-contact-pressures-for-native-and-transplanted-lateral-menisci
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Patrick C McCulloch, Donald Dolce, Hugh L Jones, Andrea Gale, Michael G Hogen, Jason Alder, Jeremiah E Palmer, Philip C Noble
BACKGROUND: Lateral meniscus transplantation is a proven treatment option for the meniscus-deficient knee, yet little is known about meniscal kinematics, strain, and tibiofemoral contact pressure changes after transplantation or the effect of altered root position in lateral meniscus transplantation. PURPOSE: To compare the native lateral meniscal kinematics, strain, and tibiofemoral contact pressures to a best-case scenario meniscus transplant with perfectly matched size and position and to determine how sensitive these factors are to subtle changes in shape and position by using a nonanatomic meniscus transplant position...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177538/comparison-of-leak-pressures-for-single-layer-simple-continuous-suture-pattern-for-cystotomy-closure-using-barbed-and-monofilament-suture-material-in-an-ex-vivo-canine-model
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Nina R Kieves, Alexander I Krebs
OBJECTIVE: To compare leak pressures following simple continuous closure of cystotomy with barbed suture to an analogous monofilament suture, in an ex vivo canine model. STUDY DESIGN: Ex vivo, simple randomized study. ANIMALS OR SAMPLE POPULATION: Urinary bladders harvested from canine cadavers (n = 21). METHODS: Urinary bladders were harvested from cadavers immediately following euthanasia. A 3-cm cystotomy was made on ventral midline of the urinary bladder...
February 8, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168966/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for%C3%A2-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-after-pneumonectomy
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Jeremie Reeb, Anne Olland, Julien Pottecher, Xavier Delabranche, Mickael Schaeffer, Stephane Renaud, Nicola Santelmo, Romain Kessler, Gilbert Massard, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz
BACKGROUND: Postpneumonectomy acute respiratory distress syndrome (ppARDS) is a life-threatening condition with a disastrous prognosis. This study assessed the efficacy of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) in adult patients with unresponsive severe ppARDS. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of all patients treated with VV-ECMO for ppARDS from January 2009 to December 2015. We calculated the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score before ECMO insertion and monitored the subsequent mechanical ventilation settings...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165304/effects-of-acepromazine-and-trazodone-on-anesthetic-induction-dose-of-propofol-and-cardiovascular-variables-in-dogs-undergoing-general-anesthesia-for-orthopedic-surgery
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Lindsey A Murphy, Michele Barletta, Lynelle F Graham, Lorna J Reichl, Margaret M Duxbury, Jane E Quandt
OBJECTIVE To compare the doses of propofol required to induce general anesthesia in dogs premedicated with acepromazine maleate or trazodone hydrochloride and compare the effects of these premedicants on cardiovascular variables in dogs anesthetized for orthopedic surgery. DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. ANIMALS 30 systemically healthy client-owned dogs. PROCEDURES 15 dogs received acepromazine (0.01 to 0.03 mg/kg [0.005 to 0.014 mg/lb], IM) 30 minutes before anesthetic induction and 15 received trazodone (5 mg/kg [2...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146639/fifty-years-of-research-in-ards-setting-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-in-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Sarina K Sahetya, Ewan C Goligher, Roy G Brower
Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) has been utilized during mechanical ventilation since the first description of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In the subsequent decades, many different strategies for optimally titrating PEEP have been proposed. Higher PEEP can improve arterial oxygenation, reduce tidal lung stress and strain, and promote more homogenous ventilation by preventing alveolar collapse at end expiration. However, PEEP may also cause circulatory depression and contribute to ventilator-induced lung injury through alveolar overdistention...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144134/evaluation-of-carbon-dioxide-rebreathing-during-exercise-assisted-by-noninvasive-ventilation-with-plateau-exhalation-valve
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Yong-Er Ou, Zhi-Min Lin, Dong-Ming Hua, Ying Jiang, Ya-Ting Huo, Qun Luo, Rong-Chang Chen
Noninvasive ventilation with a plateau exhalation valve (PEV) is often used as an adjunct to exercise to achieve a physiologic training effect in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. However, during exercise, with the increase of exhalation flow and respiratory rate and limited capability of PEV to exhale gases out of the circuit, it is still unknown whether CO2 rebreathing occurs in COPD patients ventilated during exercise assisted by single-limb circuit with a PEV. A maximal symptom-limited cycle exercise test was performed while ventilated on pressure support (inspiratory:expiratory pressure 14:4 cmH2O) in 18 male patients with stable severe COPD (mean ± standard deviation, forced expiratory volume in 1 s: 29...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142501/dynamic-filtration-with-a-perforated-disk-for-dewatering-of-tetraselmis-suecica
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Joo-Young Jung, Kyochan Kim, Sun-A Choi, Heewon Shin, Donghyun Kim, Sungchul C Bai, Yong Keun Chang, Jong-In Han
Dynamic filtration equipped with a perforated disk was adopted for the first time to dewater and concentrate Tetraselmis suecica, from a typical solution of 2 to 100 g/L of dense biomass suited for the downstream process. An ultrafiltration membrane, polyethersulfone 150 kDa, was found to best perform in terms of high biomass retention and filtration rate. At 1600 rpm, the highest rotation speed of the disk we tested, plateau permeate flux increased up to 20.2 times higher than those with no rotation; this improvement was attributed to fouling reduction (up to 98%) via distinctively high shear stress on the membrane surface...
February 1, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129406/diurnal-and-seasonal-variations-in-the-net-ecosystem-co2-exchange-of-a-pasture-in-the-three-river-source-region-of-the-qinghai-tibetan-plateau
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Bin Wang, Haiyan Jin, Qi Li, Dongdong Chen, Liang Zhao, Yanhong Tang, Tomomichi Kato, Song Gu
Carbon dioxide (CO2) exchange between the atmosphere and grassland ecosystems is very important for the global carbon balance. To assess the CO2 flux and its relationship to environmental factors, the eddy covariance method was used to evaluate the diurnal cycle and seasonal pattern of the net ecosystem CO2 exchange (NEE) of a cultivated pasture in the Three-River Source Region (TRSR) on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau from January 1 to December 31, 2008. The diurnal variations in the NEE and ecosystem respiration (Re) during the growing season exhibited single-peak patterns, the maximum and minimum CO2 uptake observed during the noon hours and night; and the maximum and minimum Re took place in the afternoon and early morning, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128365/design-and-fabrication-of-a-passive-droplet-dispenser-for-portable-high-resolution-imaging-system
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Tahseen Kamal, Rachel Watkins, Zijian Cen, Jaden Rubinstein, Gary Kong, Woei Ming Lee
Moldless lens manufacturing techniques using standard droplet dispensing technology often require precise control over pressure to initiate fluid flow and control droplet formation. We have determined a series of interfacial fluid parameters optimised using standard 3D printed tools to extract, dispense and capture a single silicone droplet that is then cured to obtain high quality lenses. The dispensing process relies on the recapitulation of liquid dripping action (Rayleigh-Plateau instability) and the capturing method uses the interplay of gravitational force, capillary forces and liquid pinning to control the droplet shape...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118279/25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-blood-pressure-a-plateau-effect-in-adults-with-african-ancestry-living-at-different-latitudes
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Daniel Chiang, Holly Kramer, Amy Luke, Richard Cooper, John Aloia, Pascal Bovet, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Terrence Forrester, Vickie Lambert, Pauline Camacho, Lara Dugas, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels and blood pressure above and below 25(OH)D levels of 20 ng/ml in young adults with African ancestry. METHODS: This cross-sectional analysis utilized data from a pooled sample of 2242 adults with African ancestry from five different latitudes (403 in the United States, 474 in South Africa, 479 in Ghana, 448 in Jamaica, and 438 in Seychelles). Piecewise linear regression models with a single knot were fitted to determine above and below a 25(OH)D level of 20 ng/ml the slope of SBP and DBP while adjusting for covariates including calcium intake and site...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108645/whole-body-hyperthermia-but-not-skin-hyperthermia-accelerates-brain-and-locomotor-limb-circulatory-strain-and-impairs-exercise-capacity-in-humans
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Steven J Trangmar, Scott T Chiesa, Kameljit K Kalsi, Niels H Secher, José González-Alonso
Cardiovascular strain and hyperthermia are thought to be important factors limiting exercise capacity in heat-stressed humans, however, the contribution of elevations in skin (Tsk) versus whole body temperatures on exercise capacity has not been characterized. To ascertain their relationships with exercise capacity, blood temperature (TB), oxygen uptake (V̇O2), brain perfusion (MCA Vmean), locomotor limb hemodynamics, and hematological parameters were assessed during incremental cycling exercise with elevated skin (mild hyperthermia; HYPmild), combined core and skin temperatures (moderate hyperthermia; HYPmod), and under control conditions...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087514/the-influence-of-meteorological-factors-and-atmospheric-pollutants-on-the-risk-of-preterm-birth
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Lise Giorgis-Allemand, Marie Pedersen, Claire Bernard, Inmaculada Aguilera, Rob M J Beelen, Leda Chatzi, Marta Cirach, Asta Danileviciute, Audrius Dedele, Manon van Eijsden, Marisa Estarlich, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Mariana F Fernández, Francesco Forastiere, Ulrike Gehring, Regina Grazuleviciene, Olena Gruzieva, Barbara Heude, Gerard Hoek, Kees de Hoogh, Edith H van den Hooven, Siri E Håberg, Carmen Iñiguez, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Michal Korek, Aitana Lertxundi, Johanna Lepeule, Per Nafstad, Wenche Nystad, Evridiki Patelarou, Daniela Porta, Dirkje Postma, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Peter Rudnai, Valérie Siroux, Jordi Sunyer, Euripides Stephanou, Mette Sørensen, Kirsten Thorup Eriksen, Derek Tuffnell, Mihály J Varró, Tanja G M Vrijkotte, Alet Wijga, John Wright, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Göran Pershagen, Bert Brunekreef, Manolis Kogevinas, Rémy Slama
Atmospheric pollutants and meteorological conditions are suspected to be causes of preterm birth. We aimed to characterize their possible association with the risk of preterm birth (defined as birth occurring before 37 completed gestational weeks). We pooled individual data from 13 birth cohorts in 11 European countries (71,493 births from the period 1994-2011, European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects (ESCAPE)). City-specific meteorological data from routine monitors were averaged over time windows spanning from 1 week to the whole pregnancy...
January 13, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079401/hemo2life-as-a-protective-additive-to-celsior-solution-for-static-storage-of-donor-hearts-prior-to-transplantation
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Elaine S Teh, Franck Zal, Valérie Polard, Philippe Menasché, David J Chambers
BACKGROUND: Prior to heart transplantation, static storage of donor hearts is currently limited to 4-5 h, despite profound hypothermia (4-8 °C). Because heart transplantation is an emergency procedure, improved protection to extend safe storage duration would be advantageous. We investigated whether the naturally respiratory pigment HEMO2life(®), which is effective at hypothermia for the passive release of oxygen via oxygen gradient, could improve long-term preservation. METHODS: Isolated Langendorff-perfused rat hearts (n = 12/group) were equilibrated (20 min) and function (left ventricular developed pressure: LVDP) measured by intraventricular balloon before arrest with cold (7...
January 12, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066834/the-role-of-ventilation-mode-using-a-laryngeal-mask-airway-during-gynecological-laparoscopy-on-lung-mechanics-hemodynamic-response-and-blood-gas-analysis
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Mohammad Hossein Jarahzadeh, Iman Halvaei, Farshid Rahimi-Bashar, Shekoufeh Behdad, Rouhollah Abbasizadeh Nasrabady, Elahe Yasaei
BACKGROUND: There are two methods for ventilation in gynecological laparoscopy: volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) and pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV). OBJECTIVE: To compare the lung mechanics, hemodynamic response and arterial blood gas analysis and gas exchange of two modes of VCV and PCV using laryngeal mask airway (LMA) at different time intervals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty infertile women referred for diagnostic laparoscopy, based on ventilation mode, were randomly divided into two groups of VCV (tidal volume: 10 ml/kg) and PCV...
December 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056235/-a-novel-open-chest-method-of-right-ventricular-hemodynamics-measurement-in-pulmonary-hypertensive-mice
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A H Yuan, Y Y He, S H Yang, S Q Li, J Ye, S Hu, J Y Qiu, Z C Jing, X J Wang
Objective: Right heart catheterization is the gold-standard for measurement of right ventricular hemodynamics. However, it is difficult to perform in mice. We thus aimed to establish a new open chest method to record and analyze the right ventricular hemodynamic parameters in intubated mice connected to a respirator under anesthesia. Methods: Eight-week old male C57BL/6 mice were divided into the control group, and the hypoxia group using completely random method. Mice in the hypoxia group were exposed in low pressure oxygen chamber, which simulated the environment of plateau (5 500 m altitude, 10% oxygen) for 3 weeks...
December 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052440/positive-outcomes-following-gait-therapy-intervention-for-hip-osteoarthritis-a-longitudinal-study
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Deborah Solomonow-Avnon, Amir Herman, Daniel Levin, Nimrod Rozen, Eli Peled, Alon Wolf
: Footwear-generated biomechanical manipulation of lower-limb joints was shown to beneficially impact gait and quality of life in knee osteoarthritis patients, but has not been tested in hip osteoarthritis patients. We examined a customized gait treatment program using a biomechanical device shown in previous investigations to be capable of manipulating hip biomechanics via foot center of pressure (COP) modulation. The objective of this study was to assess the treatment program for hip osteoarthritis patients, enrolled in a 1-year prospective investigation, by means of objective gait and spatiotemporal parameters, and subjective quality of life measures...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
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