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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931055/serum-copeptin-and-neuron-specific-enolase-are-markers-of-neonatal-distress-and-long-term-neurodevelopmental-outcome
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Dorottya Kelen, Csilla Andorka, Miklós Szabó, Aleksander Alafuzoff, Kai Kaila, Milla Summanen
The objective of this study was to evaluate the early changes in serial serum levels of copeptin and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) in neonates diagnosed with birth asphyxia, and to determine whether these biomarkers measured in the first 168 hours after birth are predictive of long-term neurodevelopmental outcome. Copeptin and NSE levels were measured from serum samples collected 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, and 168 hours after birth from 75 term neonates diagnosed with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and treated with therapeutic hypothermia for 72 hours...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930197/red-blood-cell-eicosapentaenoic-acid-inversely-relates-to-mri-assessed-carotid-plaque-lipid-core-burden-in-elders-at-high-cardiovascular-risk
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Núria Bargalló, Rosa Gilabert, Edwin-Saúl Romero-Mamani, Montserrat Cofán, Philip C Calder, Montserrat Fitó, Dolores Corella, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Ramon Estruch, Emilio Ros, Aleix Sala-Vila
Supplemental marine omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has an anti-atherosclerotic effect. Clinical research on EPA supplied by the regular diet and atherosclerosis is scarce. In the framework of the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) trial, we conducted a cross-sectional study in 161 older individuals at high vascular risk grouped into different stages of carotid atherosclerosis severity, including those without ultrasound-detected atheroma plaque (n = 38), with plaques <2.0 mm thick (n = 65), and with plaques ≥2...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928588/patient-with-persistent-low-oxygen-saturation-for-emergency-cesarean-section
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Shivali Panwar, Kirti Nath Saxena, Prachi Gaba
A 24-year-old woman with previous undiagnosed congenital methemoglobinemia presented for the emergency cesarean section in view of fetal distress. The patient had a persistent low oxygen saturation on pulse oximetry with normal heart rate and blood pressure. Arterial blood gas values were normal. The patient was asymptomatic and respiratory and cardiovascular system examination was normal. The patient underwent cesarean section under general anesthesia and was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit postoperatively...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928583/single-minute-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-at-the-time-of-induction-effect-on-arterial-blood-gases-and-hemodynamics-in-morbidly-obese-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-bariatric-surgery
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Dipti Saxena, Priyank Singh, Atul Dixit, Bipin Arya, Mohit Bhandari, Sadhana Sanwatsarkar
BACKGROUND: The effect of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) has been studied in detail after induction of general anesthesia especially in obese individuals. However, sparse information can be gathered from the literature regarding its effect when applied at the time of induction and the time of onset of its effect. Thus, this study was planned to assess the effect of PEEP when applied for a single minute in morbidly obese patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized prospective study comprising seven morbidly obese patients (body mass index ≥40 kg/m(2))...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928568/role-of-methylene-blue-in-the-maintenance-of-postinduction-hemodynamic-status-in-patients-with-perforation-peritonitis-a-pilot-study
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Muthapillai Senthilnathan, Anusha Cherian, Hemavathi Balachander, Nanda Kishore Maroju
CONTEXT: Methylene blue is an inhibitor of guanylate cyclase and hence prevents vasoplegia mediated by nitric oxide in patients with sepsis. AIMS: This study aimed to analyze the effect of methylene blue on blood pressure maintenance following induction of anesthesia in patients presenting with peritonitis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty patients diagnosed to have perforation peritonitis were randomized into two groups (Group MB, Group NS). Patients in Group MB were given injection methylene blue 2 mg/kg over 20 min and patients in Group NS were given 50 ml of normal saline over 20 min, before induction...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927488/investigation-of-the-antifatigue-effects-of-korean-ginseng-on-professional-athletes-by-gas-chromatography-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-based-metabolomics
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Bei Yan, Yao Liu, Aixin Shi, Zhihong Wang, Jiye Aa, Xiaoping Huang, Yi Liu
Ginseng is usually used for alleviating fatigue. The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the regulatory effect of Korean ginseng on the metabolic pattern in professional athletes, and, further, to explore the underlying mechanism of the antifatigue effect of Korean ginseng. GC-time-of-flight-MS was used to profile serum samples from professional athletes before training and after 15 and 30 day training, and professional athletes administered with Korean ginseng in the meanwhile. Biochemical parameters of all athletes were also analyzed...
September 19, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927460/protective-effect-of-hydrogen-saturated-saline-on-acute-lung-injury-induced-by-oleic-acid-in-rats
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Youguo Ying, Haizhou Xu, Min Yao, Zonghe Qin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study is to investigate the role and mechanisms of hydrogen-saturated saline (HSS) in the acute lung injury (ALI) induced by oleic acid (OA) in rats. METHODS: Rats were treated with OA (0.1 mL/kg) to induce ALI and then administered with HSS (5 mL/kg) by intravenous (iv) and intraperitoneal (ip) injection, respectively. Three hours after the injection with OA, the arterial oxygen partial pressure (PaO2), arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2), carbon dioxide partial pressure (PaCO2), and bicarbonate (HCO3(-)) levels were analyzed using blood gas analyzer...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925377/applied-upper-airway-resistance-instantly-affects-breath-components-a-unique-insight-into-pulmonary-medicine
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Pritam Sukul, Jochen Schubert, Svend Kamysek, Phillip Trefz, Wolfram Miekisch
Respiratory parameters such as flow or rate have complex effects onto exhalation of volatile substances and can hamper clinical interpretation of breath biomarkers. We investigated effects of progressively applied upper-airway resistances onto exhalation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in healthy humans. We performed real-time mass-spectrometric determination of breath volatiles in 50 subjects with parallel non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, breath-resolved spirometry and capnometry during controlled tidal breathing (12 breaths/min)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924140/linoleic-and-palmitoleic-acid-block-streptokinase-mediated-plasminogen-activation-and-reduce-severity-of-invasive-group-a-streptococcal-infection
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Katharina Rox, Rolf Jansen, Torsten G Loof, Christine M Gillen, Steffen Bernecker, Mark J Walker, Gursharan Singh Chhatwal, Rolf Müller
In contrast to mild infections of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) invasive infections of GAS still pose a serious health hazard: GAS disseminates from sterile sites into the blood stream or deep tissues and causes sepsis or necrotizing fasciitis. In this case antibiotics do not provide an effective cure as the bacteria are capable to hide from them very quickly. Therefore, new remedies are urgently needed. Starting from a myxobacterial natural products screening campaign, we identified two fatty acids isolated from myxobacteria, linoleic and palmitoleic acid, specifically blocking streptokinase-mediated activation of plasminogen and thereby preventing streptococci from hijacking the host's plasminogen/plasmin system...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924136/a-case-of-tracheobronchomalacia-mimicking-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Stefani M Schwartz, Katherine J Greco, Venugopal Reddy
BACKGROUND Pulmonary embolism is a common acute postoperative complication and is associated with 100,000 deaths per year in the USA. Tracheobronchomalacia is an uncommon condition, which presents with similar symptoms to pulmonary embolism, including hypoxemia, tachycardia, and shortness of breath. We describe a case of a patient who presented with postoperative pulmonary symptoms that were initially thought to be due to pulmonary embolism. However, following imaging investigations these symptoms were found to be due to tracheobronchomalacia...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922660/mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-altered-renal-metabolism-in-dahl-salt-sensitive-rats
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Zhengjun Wang, Qiong Sun, Na Sun, Mingyu Liang, Zhongmin Tian
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The kidney plays a critical role in the control of blood pressure and its elevation in salt-induced hypertension. Mitochondrial dysfunction, especially in energy metabolism, has been associated with hypertension. Here, we aimed to investigate mitochondrial function and metabolic features in renal mitochondria of Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rats to gain further insight into the relationship between mitochondrial metabolism and predisposition to hypertension. METHODS: In this study, SS rats fed low-salt (LS) or high-salt (HS) diets were used to investigate mitochondrial function and metabolism including mitochondrial enzyme activities, pyridine nucleotides, metabolites, and oxidative stress by biochemical analysis and gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS)...
September 19, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921502/delayed-cord-clamping-and-cord-gas-analysis-at-birth
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Serena Xodo, Luigi Xodo, Vincenzo Berghella
Delayed cord clamping for at least 60 seconds in both term and preterm babies is a major recent change in clinical care. Delayed cord clamping has several effects on other possible interventions. One of these is the effect of delayed cord clamping on umbilical artery gas analysis. When indicated, umbilical artery gas analysis can safely be done either with early cord clamping, or, probably most of the times it is necessary, during delayed cord clamping with the cord still unclamped. Paired blood samples (one from the umbilical artery and one from the umbilical vein) can be taken from the pulsating and unclamped cord, immediately after birth, during delayed cord clamping, without any effect on either the accuracy of umbilical artery gas analysis or on the transfusion of blood through delayed cord clamping...
September 16, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921399/artesunate-inhibits-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-stimulated-lung-inflammation-in-rats-by-activating-ho-1-pathway
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Zhaohui Liu, Junjie Zhang, Shitong Li, Jihong Jiang
Artesunate (AS), a semi-synthetic derivative of Artemisia, has been shown to exert a wide range of pharmacological effects, such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant functions. However, the protective functions of AS on renal ischemia reperfusion injury (RIR)-stimulated lung inflammation remain unclear. In this research, acute lung injury (ALI) was stimulated by renal ischemia reperfusion injury (RIR). AS (15 mg/kg) was intraperitoneal administrated to rat 1 h before RIR stimulation. Serum and pulmonary NO, MDA, IL-6, MIP-2, and PGE2 levels, arterial blood gas and biochemistry, lung wet/dry weight ratio and MPO activity, total cell number and protein concentration in BALF, tissue histology, and NF-κB expression were determined...
September 18, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920806/accuracy-of-noninvasive-anesthetic-monitoring-in-the-anesthetized-giraffe-giraffa-camelopardalis
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Mads F Bertelsen, Carsten Grøndahl, George F Stegmann, Cathrine Sauer, Niels H Secher, J Michael Hasenkam, Mads Damkjær, Christian Aalkjær, Tobias Wang
This study evaluated the accuracy of pulse oximetry, capnography, and oscillometric blood pressure during general anesthesia in giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis). Thirty-two giraffes anesthetized for physiologic experiments were instrumented with a pulse oximeter transmittance probe positioned on the tongue and a capnograph sampling line placed at the oral end of the endotracheal tube. A human size 10 blood pressure cuff was placed around the base of the tail, and an indwelling arterial catheter in the auricular artery continuously measured blood pressure...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920046/the-effect-of-intraoperative-alkali-treatment-on-recovery-from-atracurium-induced-neuromuscular-blockade-in-renal-transplantation-a-randomized-trial
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Navid Noraee, Mohammad Fathi, Majid Golestani Eraghi, Ali Dabbagh, Nilofar Massoudi
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative care and anesthesia method in patients undergoing allograft renal transplantation surgery are very necessary. Acid-base imbalance can alter neuromuscular blockade and recovery time. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of acid-base balance on atracurium blockade in renal transplantation. METHODS: In this randomized-controlled trial, 31 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing renal transplantation were randomly assigned into two equal groups...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919754/preparation-of-coffee-oil-algae-oil-based-nanoemulsions-and-the-study-of-their-inhibition-effect-on-uva-induced-skin-damage-in-mice-and-melanoma-cell-growth
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Chu-Ching Yang, Chi-Feng Hung, Bing-Huei Chen
Coffee grounds, a waste by-product generated after making coffee, contains approximately 15% coffee oil which can be used as a raw material in cosmetics. Algae oil rich in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has been demonstrated to possess anticancer and anti-inflammation functions. The objectives of this study were to develop a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method for the determination of fatty acids in coffee oil and algae oil and prepare a nanoemulsion for studying its inhibition effect on ultraviolet A-induced skin damage in mice and growth of melanoma cells B16-F10...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919732/capillary-po2-does-not-adequately-reflect-arterial-po2-in-hypoxemic-copd-patients
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Friederike Sophie Magnet, Daniel Sebastian Majorski, Jens Callegari, Sarah Bettina Schwarz, Claudia Schmoor, Wolfram Windisch, Jan Hendrik Storre
PURPOSE: To compare arterial (PaO2) with capillary (PcO2) partial pressure of oxygen in hypoxemic COPD patients because capillary blood gas analysis (CBG) is increasingly being used as an alternative to arterial blood gas analysis (ABG) in a non-intensive care unit setting, although the agreement between PcO2 and PaO2 has not been evaluated in hypoxemic COPD patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Bland-Altman comparison of PaO2 and PcO2 served as the primary outcome parameter if PcO2 values were ≤60 mmHg and the secondary outcome parameter if PcO2 values were ≤55 mmHg...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917229/peanut-butter-increases-the-bioavailability-and-bioconversion-of-kale-%C3%AE-carotene-to-vitamin-a
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Tawanda Muzhingi, Kyung-Jin Yeum, Odilia Bermudez, Guangwen Tang, Andrew Hlanganiso Siwela
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Kale is a rich source of provitamin A- β-carotene. This study used intrinsically labeled kale [2H9] β-carotene to determine the effect of peanut butter on the bioconversion of kale β-carotene to vitamin A in preschool children. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Preschool children (n=37; age 12-36 mo) were randomly assigned to 50 g cooked kale (1.5 mg β-carotene content) with either 33 g peanut butter (PBG) or with 16 g lard (LG) and a reference dose of 1 mg [13C10] retinyl acetate capsule...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917121/a-formal-description-of-middle-ear-pressure-regulation
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William J Doyle
INTRODUCTION: Middle ear (ME) pressure-regulation (MEPR) is a homeostatic mechanism that maintains the ME-environment pressure-gradient (MEEPG) within a range optimized for "normal" hearing. OBJECTIVE: Describe MEPR using equations applicable to passive, inter-compartmental gas-exchange and determine if the predictions of that description include the increasing ME pressure observed under certain conditions and interpreted by some as evidencing gas-production by the ME mucosa...
August 24, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915792/levosimendan-combined-with-epinephrine-improves-rescue-outcomes-in-a-rat-model-of-lipid-based-resuscitation-from-bupivacaine-induced-cardiac-arrest
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Fubei Nan, Xixi Cai, Yingchao Ye, Xuzhong Xu, Zhengqian Li, Min Li, Limei Chen
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of a combination of a lipid emulsion with epinephrine in reversing local anesthetic-induced cardiac arrest has been confirmed. The combination of a lipid emulsion with levosimendan, was shown to be superior to administration of a lipid emulsion alone with regard to successful resuscitation. In this study, we compared the reversal effects of levosimendan, epinephrine, and a combination of the two agents in lipid-based resuscitation in a rat model of bupivacaine-induced cardiac arrest...
September 15, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
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