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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333753/comparative-performance-of-different-scale-down-simulators-of-substrate-gradients-in-penicillium-chrysogenum-cultures-the-need-of-a-biological-systems-response-analysis
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Guan Wang, Junfei Zhao, Cees Haringa, Wenjun Tang, Jianye Xia, Ju Chu, Yingping Zhuang, Siliang Zhang, Amit T Deshmukh, Walter van Gulik, Joseph J Heijnen, Henk J Noorman
In a 54 m3 large-scale penicillin fermentor, the cells experience substrate gradient cycles at the timescales of global mixing time about 20-40 s. Here, we used an intermittent feeding regime (IFR) and a two-compartment reactor (TCR) to mimic these substrate gradients at laboratory-scale continuous cultures. The IFR was applied to simulate substrate dynamics experienced by the cells at full scale at timescales of tens of seconds to minutes (30 s, 3 min and 6 min), while the TCR was designed to simulate substrate gradients at an applied mean residence time (τc) of 6 min...
January 15, 2018: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326150/diagnostic-performance-of-the-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-comparison-with-fractional-flow-reserve
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Salvatore De Rosa, Alberto Polimeni, Ricardo Petraco, Justin E Davies, Ciro Indolfi
BACKGROUND: Aim of the present study was to perform a meta-analysis of all available studies comparing the instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) with fractional flow reserve (FFR). METHODS AND RESULTS: Published trials comparing the iFR with FFR were searched for in PubMed, Google Scholar, and Scopus electronic databases. A total of 23 studies were available for the analysis, including 6381 stenoses. First, a meta-analysis of all studies was performed exploring the correlation between FFR and iFR...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324716/the-effects-of-a-macromolecular-charring-agent-with-gas-phase-and-condense-phase-synergistic-flame-retardant-capability-on-the-properties-of-pp-ifr-composites
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Hongda Chen, Jihui Wang, Aiqing Ni, Anxin Ding, Xia Han, Ziheng Sun
In order to improve the efficiency of intumescent flame retardants (IFRs), a novel macromolecular charring agent named poly(ethanediamine-1,3,5-triazine-p-4-amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine) (PETAT) with gas phase and condense phase synergistic flame-retardant capability was synthesized and subsequently dispersed into polypropylene (PP) in combination with ammonium polyphosphate (APP) via a melt blending method. The chemical structure of PETAT was investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and ¹H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
January 11, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294827/internet-facilitated-rape-a-multivariate-model-of-offense-behavior
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Louise Almond, Michelle Ann McManus, Hannah Chatterton
Recent statistics report a significant increase in individuals reporting they have been raped by a stranger whom they have met through the Internet (Internet facilitated rape [IFR]). Previous literature has primarily focused on child victims; hence, the overriding aim of this study is to further our understanding of IFR in terms of crime scene behavior. One hundred forty-four IFR cases and two comparative samples of age-matched stranger rapists (confidence approach and surprise approach) were coded for 38 crime scene behaviors...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280484/intranasal-tissue-necrosis-associated-with-opioid-abuse-case-report-and-systematic-review
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Danielle A Morrison, Sarah K Wise, John M DelGaudio, Naweed I Chowdhury, Joshua M Levy
OBJECTIVE: Opioid abuse is a common disorder affecting over 2 million Americans. Intranasal tissue necrosis is a previously described sequela of nasal opioid inhalation, with a similar presentation to invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (IFRS). The goal of this case report and systematic review is to evaluate the evidence supporting this uncommon disease, with qualitative analysis of the presentation, management and treatment outcomes. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science...
December 27, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240905/coronary-autoregulation-and-assessment-of-stenosis-severity-without-pharmacological-vasodilation
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Guus A de Waard, Christopher M Cook, Niels van Royen, Justin E Davies
For identification of myocardial ischaemia by non-invasive imaging or invasive physiological assessment, administration of a vasodilating or positive inotropic agent is often considered indispensable to exhaust the cardiac compensation mechanisms. Indeed, microcirculatory dilatation is needed for assessment of myocardial perfusion or coronary blood flow. However, three different modalities exist that quantify myocardial ischaemia without recourse to pharmacological stress agents, using either myocardial contrast echocardiography, imaging of myocardial blood volume or invasive coronary pressure measurement with the instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR)...
December 11, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216744/dose-uniformity-of-budesonide-easyhaler%C3%A2-under-simulated-real-life-conditions-and-with-low-inspiration-flow-rates
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Jussi Haikarainen, Paula Rytilä, Sirkku Roos, Sirpa Metsärinne, Anita Happonen
Budesonide Easyhaler® multidose dry powder inhaler is approved for the treatment of asthma. Objectives were to determine the delivered dose (DD) uniformity of budesonide Easyhaler® in simulated real-world conditions and with different inspiration flow rates (IFRs). Three dose delivery studies were performed using 100, 200, and 400 µg/dose strengths of budesonide. Dose uniformity was assessed during in-use periods of 4-6 months after exposure to high temperature (30°C) and humidity (60% relative humidity) and after dropping and vibration testing...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203079/residual-pressure-gradient-across-the-implanted-stent-an-important-factor-of-post-pci-physiological-results
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Yoshiaki Kawase, Masanori Kawasaki, Jun Kikuchi, Tetsuo Hirata, Syuuichi Okamoto, Toru Tanigaki, Hiroyuki Omori, Hideaki Ota, Munenori Okubo, Hiroki Kamiya, Akihiro Hirakawa, Hitoshi Matsuo
BACKGROUND: Instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) has the potential to improve the accuracy of the prediction of the physiological result of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of iFR to predict the final physiological results following PCI, and investigate the factors for failed prediction. METHODS: In 73 lesions, iFR pullback recordings were measured and comparisons were made between the predicted improvement following PCI and the observed result...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198461/nonculprit-stenosis-evaluation-using-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-in-patients%C3%A2-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Troels Thim, Matthias Götberg, Ole Fröbert, Robin Nijveldt, Niels van Royen, Sergio Bravo Baptista, Sasha Koul, Thomas Kellerth, Hans Erik Bøtker, Christian Juhl Terkelsen, Evald Høj Christiansen, Lars Jakobsen, Steen Dalby Kristensen, Michael Maeng
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the level of agreement between acute instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) measured across nonculprit stenoses in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and iFR measured at a staged follow-up procedure. BACKGROUND: Acute full revascularization of nonculprit stenoses in STEMI is debated and currently guided by angiography. Acute functional assessment of nonculprit stenoses may be considered...
November 18, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198458/clinical-outcomes-according-to-fractional%C3%A2-flow-reserve-or-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-deferred-lesions
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Joo Myung Lee, Eun-Seok Shin, Chang-Wook Nam, Joon-Hyung Doh, Doyeon Hwang, Jonghanne Park, Kyung-Jin Kim, Jinlong Zhang, Chul Ahn, Bon-Kwon Koo
OBJECTIVES: The authors investigated 2-year clinical outcomes according to fractional flow reserve (FFR) and instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) values in deferred lesions. BACKGROUND: Invasive physiological indices such as FFR or iFR are used in clinical practice to select ischemia-causing stenosis and to guide the treatment strategy for patients with coronary artery disease. METHODS: From the 3V FFR-FRIENDS (3-Vessel Fractional Flow Reserve for the Assessment of Total Stenosis Burden and Its Clinical Impact in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease) study, 821 deferred lesions (374 patients) with both FFR and iFR available were included in this study...
November 20, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129256/instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-and-fractional-flow-reserve-for-the-assessment-of-nonculprit-lesions-during-the-index-procedure-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-the-wave-study
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Carmine Musto, Francesco De Felice, Stefano Rigattieri, Diana Chin, Andrea Marra, Marco Stefano Nazzaro, Alberta Cifarelli, Roberto Violini
BACKGROUND: Functional assessment of non-infarct-related artery lesions during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) might be useful to avoid revascularization of nonsignificant stenosis and staged procedures, thus reducing hospital stay. We aimed to assess the diagnostic performance of instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) as compared with fractional flow reserve (FFR) in this setting. METHODS: In the WAVE study, a prospective, observational, single-center registry (NCT02869906), paired iFR and FFR measurements were performed at the level of non-IRA lesions in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction both during primary PCI and during staged procedures (5-8 days after)...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113864/observations-from-a-real-time-ifr-ffr-hybrid-approach-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-tavi
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Roberto Scarsini, Gabriele Pesarini, Mattia Lunardi, Anna Piccoli, Claudia Zanetti, Rosaria Cantone, Michele Bellamoli, Valeria Ferrero, Leonardo Gottin, Giuseppe Faggian, Flavio Ribichini
BACKGROUND: The complexity of coronary physiology in presence of severe aortic stenosis (AS) raises concerns about the reliability of pressure-derived indexes in this clinical setting. Furthermore, neither fractional flow reserve (FFR) nor instantaneous wave-free period (iFR) has been validated in AS. Combining iFR and FFR in a tailored decision-making strategy may help to increase simplicity, accuracy and safety of physiology-guided revascularization in AS. METHODS: In this prospective observational study iFR and FFR were measured before and after TAVI during the same procedure in patients with severe AS and concomitant coronary artery disease (CAD)...
October 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110210/unmasking-the-component-general-and-component-specific-aspects-of-primary-and-secondary-memory-in-the-immediate-free-recall-task
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Bradley S Gibson, Dawn M Gondoli
The immediate free recall (IFR) task has been commonly used to estimate the capacities of the primary memory (PM) and secondary memory (SM) components of working memory (WM). Using this method, the correlation between estimates of the PM and SM components has hovered around zero, suggesting that PM and SM represent fully distinct and dissociable components of WM. However, this conclusion has conflicted with more recent studies that have observed moderately strong, positive correlations between PM and SM when separate attention and retrieval tasks are used to estimate these capacities, suggesting that PM and SM represent at least some related capacities...
November 6, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098379/influence-of-hydrostatic-pressure-on-intracoronary-indices-of-stenosis-severity-in-vivo
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Tobias Härle, Mareike Luz, Sven Meyer, Felix Vahldiek, Pim van der Harst, Randy van Dijk, Daan Ties, Javier Escaned, Justin Davies, Albrecht Elsässer
BACKGROUND: An influence of hydrostatic pressure on intracoronary indices of stenosis severity in vitro was recently reported. We sought to analyze the influence of hydrostatic pressure, caused by the height difference between the distal and proximal pressure sensor after guidewire positioning in the interrogated vessel, on intracoronary pressure measurements in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 30 coronary stenoses, intracoronary pressure measurements were performed in supine, left, and right lateral patient position...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054592/the-impact-of-tissue-doppler-index-e-e-ratio-on-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio
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Hiroyuki Arashi, Junichi Yamaguchi, Tonre Ri, Hisao Otsuki, Masashi Nakao, Kazuho Kamishima, Kentaro Jujo, Yuichiro Minami, Hiroshi Ogawa, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
BACKGROUND: The instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) is a vasodilator-free, invasive pressure wire index of the functional severity of coronary stenosis and is calculated under resting conditions. In a recent study, iFR was found to be more closely linked to coronary flow reserve (CFR) than fractional flow reserve (FFR). E/e' is a surrogate marker of left ventricular (LV) filling pressure and LV diastolic dysfunction. Coronary resting flow was found to be increased in patients with elevated E/e', and higher coronary resting flow was associated with lower CFR...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050558/similarity-and-difference-of-resting-distal%C3%A2-to-aortic-coronary-pressure-and%C3%A2-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio
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Joo Myung Lee, Jonghanne Park, Doyeon Hwang, Chee Hae Kim, Ki Hong Choi, Tae-Min Rhee, Yaliang Tong, Jin Joo Park, Eun-Seok Shin, Chang-Wook Nam, Joon-Hyung Doh, Bon-Kwon Koo
BACKGROUND: Instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) has been used in clinical practice to identify functionally significant stenosis and to guide treatment strategy. However, there are limited clinical data regarding another resting pressure-derived index, resting distal to aortic coronary pressure (Pd/Pa), and similarities and differences between resting Pd/Pa and iFR. OBJECTIVES: The authors investigated the changes in resting Pd/Pa and iFR according to anatomic and hemodynamic stenosis severity and their prognostic implications...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050557/agreement-of-the-resting-distal-to%C3%A2-aortic%C3%A2-coronary-pressure-with-the%C3%A2-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio
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Yuhei Kobayashi, Nils P Johnson, Frederik M Zimmermann, Nils Witt, Colin Berry, Allen Jeremias, Bon-Kwon Koo, Giovanni Esposito, Gilles Rioufol, Seung-Jung Park, Takeshi Nishi, Dong-Hyun Choi, Keith G Oldroyd, Emanuele Barbato, Nico H J Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne, William F Fearon
BACKGROUND: Recently, 2 randomized controlled trials showed that the instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR), a resting coronary physiological index, is noninferior to fractional flow reserve for guiding revascularization. The resting distal to aortic coronary pressure (Pd/Pa) measured at rest is another adenosine-free index widely available in the cardiac catheterization laboratory; however, little is known about the agreement of Pd/Pa using iFR as a reference standard. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to investigate the agreement of Pd/Pa with iFR...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041887/-comparison-of-diagnostic-values-of-instantaneous-wave-free-r-atio-and-fractional-flow-r-eserve-with-noninvasive-methods-for-evaluating-myocardial-ischemia-in-assessment-of-the-functional-significance-of-intermediate-coronary-stenoses-in-patients-with-chronic
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A A Ansheles, B V Sergienko, I D Darenskiy, V V Gramovich, A E Zharova, G M Mitroshkin, G Y Matchin, V R Atanesyan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) with noninvasive methods in assessment of the functional significance of moderate coronary stenoses in patients with chronic ischemic heart disease (IHD). METHODS: We included in this study 50 patients with chronic or suspected IHD and moderate coronary stenoses (50-70%; 74 stenoses). Values of iFR and FFR were determined within 10 days after noninvasive stress tests (combination of stress-echo and SPECT)...
August 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994611/modeling-the-survival-of-salmonella-enteritidis-and-salmonella-typhimurium-during-the-fermentation-of-yogurt
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Derya Savran, Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez, A Kadir Halkman
The objective of this study was to evaluate the behavior of Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium, the two most important serovars of salmonellosis , during the fermentation of yogurt. The microorganisms were enumerated in milk throughout the fermentation process at three initial inoculum levels (3, 5 and 7 log CFU/mL). DMFit software was used in the fitting procedure of the data (IFR, Norwich, UK, Version 3.5). The data provided sigmoidal curves that were successfully displayed with the Baranyi model...
January 1, 2017: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988450/feasibility-of-coronary-angiography-and-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-using-a-medtronic%C3%A2-self-expandable-bioprosthetic-valve
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Wah Wah Htun, Cindy Grines, Theodore Schreiber
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: With aging, the progression of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries is expected. The Medtronic™ self-expandable aortic bioprosthetic valve is deployed in the supra-annular position, and it has been challenging to selectively engage coronary arteries post-transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) even though there are diamond-shaped spaces in the mesh frame within the valve. Given the scarcity of data, we analyzed angiographic and clinical data from all patients requiring coronary angiography (CA) or intervention post-TAVR...
October 8, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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