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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091966/aortic-regurgitation-generates-a-kinematic-obstruction-which-hinders-left-ventricular-filling
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Ikechukwu Okafor, Vrishank Raghav, Jose F Condado, Prem A Midha, Gautam Kumar, Ajit P Yoganathan
An incompetent aortic valve (AV) results in aortic regurgitation (AR), where retrograde flow of blood into the left ventricle (LV) is observed. In this work, we parametrically characterized the detailed changes in intra-ventricular flow during diastole as a result of AR in a physiological in vitro left-heart simulator (LHS). The loss of energy within the LV as the level of AR increased was also assessed. The validated LHS consisted of an optically-clear, flexible wall LV and a modular AV holder. Two-component, planar, digital particle image velocimetry was used to visualize and quantify intra-ventricular flow...
January 13, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090292/a-new-look-at-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-postcapillary-pathophysiology-and-cardiac-dysfunction
#2
Arvind Sehgal, Andra Malikiwi, Eldho Paul, Kenneth Tan, Samuel Menahem
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) and right ventricular function are the focus of cardiovascular effects of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). We assessed cardiac indexes reflecting systemic afterload and pulmonary venous back pressure as pathophysiologic factors. Cardiac parameters were measured by conventional echocardiography in 20 preterm infants with severe BPD and compared with those of 10 preterm infants with no BPD and 20 healthy term infants. In infants with severe BPD, PH was noted in 5 (25%) by tricuspid regurgitation Doppler jet ≥2...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089333/fit-of-interim-crowns-fabricated-using-photopolymer-jetting-3d%C3%A2-printing
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Hang-Nga Mai, Kyu-Bok Lee, Du-Hyeong Lee
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The fit of interim crowns fabricated using 3-dimensional (3D) printing is unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the fit of interim crowns fabricated using photopolymer-jetting 3D printing and to compare it with that of milling and compression molding methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twelve study models were fabricated by making an impression of a metal master model of the mandibular first molar...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088866/a-combined-experimental-and-computational-study-on-the-unimolecular-decomposition-of-jp-8-jet-fuel-surrogates-ii-n-dodecane-n-c12h26
#4
Long Zhao, Tao Yang, Ralf I Kaiser, Tyler Patrick Troy, Musahid Ahmed, Joao Marcelo Ribeiro, Daniel Belisario-Lara, Alexander Moiseevich Mebel
We investigated temperature-dependent products in the pyrolysis of helium-seeded n-dodecane, which represents a surrogate of the n-alkane fraction of Jet Propellant-8 (JP-8) aviation fuel. The experiments were performed in a high temperature chemical reactor over a temperature range of 1,200 K to 1,600 K at a pressure of 600 Torr, with in situ identification of the nascent products in a supersonic molecular beam using single photon vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) photoionization coupled with the analysis of the ions in a reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer (ReTOF)...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088860/a-combined-experimental-and-computational-study-on-the-unimolecular-decomposition-of-jp-8-jet-fuel-surrogates-i-n-decane-n-c10h22
#5
Long Zhao, Tao Yang, Ralf I Kaiser, Tyler Patrick Troy, Musahid Ahmed, Daniel Belisario-Lara, Joao Marcelo Ribeiro, Alexander Moiseevich Mebel
Exploiting a high temperature chemical reactor, we explored the pyrolysis of helium-seeded n-decane as a surrogate of the n-alkane fraction of Jet Propellant-8 (JP-8) over a temperature range of 1,100 K to 1,600 K at a pressure of 600 Torr. The nascent products were identified in situ in a supersonic molecular beam via single photon vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) photoionization coupled with a mass spectroscopic analysis of the ions in a reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer (ReTOF). Our studies probe, for the first time, the initial reaction products formed in the decomposition of n-decane - including radicals and thermally labile closed-shell species effectively excluding mass growth processes...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088458/non-thermal-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-functionalized-dental-implant-for-enhancement-of-bacterial-resistance-and-osseointegration
#6
Jung-Hwan Lee, Won-Seok Jeong, Seog-Jin Seo, Hae-Won Kim, Kyoung-Nam Kim, Eun-Ha Choi, Kwang-Mahn Kim
OBJECTIVE: Even though roughened titanium (Ti) and Ti alloys have been clinically used as dental implant, they encourage bacterial adhesion, leading to failure of the initial stability. Here, the non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma jet (NTAPPJ) functionalized Ti and Ti alloy were investigated to promote cellular activities but inhibit the initial attachment of the adherent pioneer bacterium, Streptococcus sanguinis, without topographical changes. METHODS: After the produced radicals from NTAPPJ were characterized, bacterial adhesion to specimens was assessed by PrestoBlue assay and live-dead staining with or without the NTAPPJ functionalizing...
January 11, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088174/feasibility-and-safety-of-dilatational-tracheotomy-using-the-rigid-endoscope-a-multicenter-study
#7
Andreas Nowak, Peter Kern, Sven Koscielny, Taras I Usichenko, Klaus Hahnenkamp, Markus Jungehülsing, Matthias Tittel, Jens Oeken, Eckart Klemm
BACKGROUND: Fiberoptic tracheo-bronchoscopy is the most commonly used procedure for percutaneous dilational tracheotomy (PDT). However, PDT can be associated with major complications, including death. Furthermore it is unclear, whether the tracheal ring fractures may contribute to the development of tracheal stenosis after PDT nor whether tracheal ring fractures can be prevented by using a rigid endoscope for this procedure. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of and the incidence of complications for PDT using the rigid tracheotomy endoscope (TED)...
January 14, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081082/seedless-velocimetry-at-100%C3%A2-%C3%A2-khz-with-picosecond-laser-electronic-excitation-tagging
#8
Naibo Jiang, Jason G Mance, Mikhail N Slipchenko, Josef J Felver, Hans U Stauffer, Tongxun Yi, Paul M Danehy, Sukesh Roy
Picosecond-laser electronic-excitation tagging (PLEET), a seedless picosecond-laser-based velocimetry technique, is demonstrated in non-reactive flows at a repetition rate of 100 kHz with a 1064 nm, 100 ps burst-mode laser. The fluorescence lifetime of the PLEET signal was measured in nitrogen, and the laser heating effects were analyzed. PLEET experiments with a free jet of nitrogen show the ability to measure multi-point flow velocity fluctuations at a 100 kHz detection rate or higher. Both spectral and dynamic mode decomposition analyses of velocity on a Ma=0...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081077/mev-electron-acceleration-at-1%C3%A2-%C3%A2-khz-with-10%C3%A2-%C3%A2-mj-laser-pulses
#9
F Salehi, A J Goers, G A Hine, L Feder, D Kuk, B Miao, D Woodbury, K Y Kim, H M Milchberg
We demonstrate laser-driven acceleration of electrons to MeV-scale energies at 1 kHz repetition rate using <10  mJ pulses focused on near-critical density He and H<sub>2</sub> gas jets. Using the H<sub>2</sub> gas jet, electron acceleration to ∼0.5  MeV in ∼10  fC bunches was observed with laser pulse energy as low as 1.3 mJ. Increasing the pulse energy to 10 mJ, we measure ∼1  pC charge bunches with >1  MeV energy for both He and H<sub>2</sub> gas jets...
January 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078627/nanostructured-materials-synthesis-using-ultrasound
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REVIEW
Jordan J Hinman, Kenneth S Suslick
Recent applications of ultrasound to the production of nanostructured materials are reviewed. Sonochemistry permits the production of novel materials or provides a route to known materials without the need for high bulk temperatures, pressures, or long reaction times. Both chemical and physical phenomena associated with high-intensity ultrasound are responsible for the production or modification of nanomaterials. Most notable are the consequences of acoustic cavitation: the formation, growth, and implosive collapse of bubbles, and can be categorized as primary sonochemistry (gas-phase chemistry occurring inside collapsing bubbles), secondary sonochemistry (solution-phase chemistry occurring outside the bubbles), and physical modifications (caused by high-speed jets, shockwaves, or inter-particle collisions in slurries)...
February 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077468/integrated-imaging-of-echocardiography-and-computed-tomography-to-grade-mitral-regurgitation-severity-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Philippe J van Rosendael, Suzanne E van Wijngaarden, Vasileios Kamperidis, William K F Kong, Melissa Leung, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
AIMS: Quantitative mitral regurgitation (MR) grading remains challenging. This study evaluated the concept of integrating echocardiography and computed tomography for grading MR severity. Specifically, an integrated parameter was developed that combines the true cross-sectional mitral regurgitant orifice area (ROA) assessed with multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) with flow data from echocardiography. METHODS AND RESULTS: Systolic MDCT data of 73 patients, referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) who also had MR, were evaluated...
January 10, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076759/quantitative-in-situ-tem-nanotensile-testing-of-single-crystal-ni-facilitated-by-a-new-sample-preparation-approach
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Vahid Samaeeaghmiyoni, Hosni Idrissi, Jonas Groten, Ruth Schwaiger, Dominique Schryvers
Twin-jet electro-polishing and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) were combined to produce small size Nickel single crystal specimens for quantitative in-situ nanotensile experiments in the transmission electron microscope. The combination of these techniques allows producing samples with nearly defect-free zones in the centre in contrast to conventional FIB-prepared samples. Since TEM investigations can be performed on the electro-polished samples prior to in-situ TEM straining, specimens with desired crystallographic orientation and initial microstructure can be prepared...
December 21, 2016: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076633/statins-for-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Luciana Thiago, Selma Rumiko Tsuji, Jonathan Nyong, Maria Eduarda Dos Santos Puga, Aécio Flávio Teixeira de Góis, Cristiane Rufino Macedo, Orsine Valente, Álvaro Nagib Atallah
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve stenosis is the most common type of valvular heart disease in the USA and Europe. Aortic valve stenosis is considered similar to atherosclerotic disease. Some studies have evaluated statins for aortic valve stenosis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of statins in aortic valve stenosis. METHODS: Search methods: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS - IBECS, Web of Science and CINAHL Plus...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072690/comparison-of-jet-injector-and-insulin-pen-in-controlling-plasma-glucose-and-insulin-concentrations-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Lixin Guo, Xinhua Xiao, Xue Sun, Cuijuan Qi
This study is conducted to investigate efficacy of an insulin jet injector and an insulin pen in treatment of type 2 diabetic patients. Sixty patients with type 2 diabetes were treated with rapid-acting insulin (regular insulin) and insulin analog (insulin aspart) using the jet injector and the pen in 4 successive test cycles. Postprandial glucose and insulin concentrations in blood were measured over time. Areas under curves of glucose and the insulin were calculated, and efficacy of 2 injection methods in treatment of the diabetes was compared...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070849/investigation-into-the-manufacture-and-properties-of-inhalable-high-dose-dry-powders-produced-by-comilling-api-and-lactose-with-magnesium-stearate
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Michael Lau, Paul M Young, Daniela Traini
The aim of the study was to understand the impact of different concentrations of the additive material, magnesium stearate (MGST), and the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), respectively, on the physicochemical properties and aerosol performance of comilled formulations for high-dose delivery. Initially, blends of API/lactose with different concentrations of MGST (1-7.5% w/w) were prepared and comilled by the jet-mill apparatus. The optimal concentration of MGST in comilled formulations was investigated, specifically for agglomerate structure and strength, particle size, uniformity of content, surface coverage, and aerosol performance...
January 9, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070062/an-ink-jet-printing-strategy-for-extensive-exploration-of-one-chemical-action-with-three-interactive-variations
#16
Xing Yan, Yunyun Zheng, Jinhong Gao, Jianchao Lee
A simple method was created and implemented through the technology of ink-jet printing to study the effects of three chemical factors (chemical reagents) to the ninhydrin reaction. The effects of each single reagent and their interactions on the reaction were studied in one experiment. The three reagents all have effects on ninhydrin reaction, and the effects under the different combinations of reagents were presented on a chip. This work was completed efficiently with a smaller experimental workload compared with the traditional method...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069239/analysis-of-the-effect-of-impact-of-near-wall-acoustic-bubble-collapse-micro-jet-on-al-1060
#17
Linzheng Ye, Xijing Zhu
The bubble collapse near a wall will generate strong micro-jet in a liquid environment under ultrasonic field. To explore the effect of the impact of near-wall acoustic bubble collapse micro-jet on an aluminum 1060 sheet, the cavitation threshold formula and micro-jet velocity formula were first proposed. Then the Johnson-Cook rate correlation material constitutive model was considered, and a three-dimensional fluid-solid coupling model of micro-jet impact on a wall was established and analyzed. Finally, to validate the model, ultrasonic cavitation test and inversion analysis based on the theory of spherical indentation test were conducted...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069230/acoustic-microbubble-dynamics-with-viscous-effects
#18
Kawa Manmi, Qianxi Wang
Microbubble dynamics subject to ultrasound are associated with important applications in biomedical ultrasonics, sonochemistry and cavitation cleaning. The viscous effects in this phenomenon is essential since the Reynolds number Re associated is about O(10). The flow field is characterized as being an irrotational flow in the bulk volume but with a thin vorticity layer at the bubble surface. This paper investigates the phenomenon using the boundary integral method based on the viscous potential flow theory...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066625/the-anesthesia-of-trachea-and-bronchus-surgery
#19
REVIEW
Zehra Hatipoglu, Mediha Turktan, Alper Avci
The trachea and bronchus surgery is generally performed due to stenosis, traumatic injury, foreign body and tumors. Preoperative evaluation and anesthesia management are very important issues because of higher mortality and morbidity rates. Patients may be asymptomatic, but airway difficulties, hypoxia, stridor, cough, hemoptysis are common conditions in these patient population. The collaboration between the surgeon and the anesthesiologist is very substantial and necessary. Anesthetic techniques include various applications such as one lung ventilation, fiberoptic intubation, jet ventilation, and apneic oxygenation, general anesthesia with or without neuromuscular blockade...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065549/an-experimental-investigation-of-underwater-spread-of-oil-spill-in-a-shear-flow
#20
Hongjun Zhu, Jiahui You, Honglei Zhao
The time taken for spilt oil to appear firstly at the sea surface and its location are two key issues for emergency response. The underwater spread of oil spill in a shear flow was studied experimentally in a re-circulating water channel. The high speed imaging technology was employed to record the whole transport process of oil spilt from a leak of a submarine pipe to the surface. Based on the experimental results, three underwater transport types are identified, which are single droplet pattern (model A), linear chain pattern (model B) and oil plume pattern (model C), respectively...
January 5, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
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