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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229641/hyperbaric-oxygen-reduces-aspergillus-fumigatus-proliferation-in-vitro-and-influences-in-vivo-disease-outcomes
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Sourabh Dhingra, Jay C Buckey, Robert A Cramer
Recent estimates suggest that more than 3 million people have chronic or invasive fungal infections, causing more than 600,000 deaths every year. Aspergillus fumigatus causes invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) in patients with compromised immune systems and is a primary contributor to increases in human fungal infections. Thus, developing new clinical modalities as standalone or adjunctive therapy for improving IPA patient outcomes is critically needed. Here we test the in vitro and in vivo impact of hyperbaric oxygen (100% oxygen, >1 ATA) (HBO) on A...
December 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217422/hyperbaric-oxygen-ameliorated-the-lesion-scope-and-nerve-function-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury-patients-a-retrospective-study
#2
Jie-Wen Tan, Fang Zhang, He-Jun Liu, Zhuo Li
OBJECTIVE: This is a retrospective study to assess the therapeutic effect of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) in early treatment of acute spinal cord injury (SCI) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electrophysiology in diagnosing. METHODS: Forty acute SCI patients from Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital who were assigned into HBO treatment were included during August 2013 to October 2014.The patients with adverse reactions or contraindications for HBO were assigned as controls...
December 4, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212841/hyperbaric-oxygen-pretreatment-benefits-on-decompression-sickness-in-bama-pigs
#3
Long Qing, Hong-Jie Yi, Ye-Wei Wang, Quan Zhou, Dinesh K Ariyadewa, Wei-Gang Xu
Decompression sickness (DCS) occurs when ambient pressure severely reduces during diving and aviation. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) pretreatment has been proven to exert beneficial effects on DCS in rats via heat-shock proteins (HSPs). We hypothesize that HBO pretreatment will also reduce DCS via HSPs in swine models. In part 1, six swine were subjected to a session of HBO treatment. HSP 32, 60, 70 and 90 were detected, before and at 6, 12, 18, 24 and 30 h following exposure in lymphocytes. In part 2, another ten swine were randomly assigned into 2 groups, 5 in each...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188096/cerebral-time-domain-nirs-reproducibility-analysis-optical-properties-hemoglobin-species-and-tissue-oxygen-saturation-in-a-cohort-of-adult-subjects
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Giacomo Giacalone, Marta Zanoletti, Davide Contini, Rebecca Re, Lorenzo Spinelli, Luisa Roveri, Alessandro Torricelli
The reproducibility of cerebral time-domain near-infrared spectroscopy (TD-NIRS) has not been investigated so far. Besides, reference intervals of cerebral optical properties, of absolute concentrations of deoxygenated-hemoglobin (HbR), oxygenated-hemoglobin (HbO), total hemoglobin (HbT) and tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) and their variability have not been reported. We have addressed these issues on a sample of 88 adult healthy subjects. TD-NIRS measurements at 690, 785, 830 nm were fitted with the diffusion model for semi-infinite homogenous media...
November 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177284/fluorescence-light-up-detection-of-cyanide-in-water-based-on-cyclization-reaction-followed-by-esipt-and-aiee
#5
Chunshuang Liang, Shimei Jiang
Schiff base 1 (2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-((2-hydroxyphenyl-imino)-methyl)phenol) containing two hydroxyl groups could undergo an oxidative cyclization reaction and then generate hydroxyphenylbenzoxazole (HBO) 2 when CN- was present as a catalyst. The multistep cyclization reaction was proved by spectroscopy, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and mass spectra. C[double bond, length as m-dash]N isomerization is the predominant decay process of the excited states, so sensor 1 is weakly emissive in solution at ambient temperature. When 1 reacts with CN-, the emission is remarkably enhanced, where 1 is converted to 2...
November 27, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156153/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-is-not-associated-with-oxidative-stress-assessed-using-plasma-f2-isoprostanes-and-isofurans
#6
Tomas Corcoran, Sonya Ting, Emilie Mas, Michael Phillips, Edmond O'Loughlin, Anne Barden, Trevor A Mori
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is increasingly used in medical practice as a means of enhancing the formation of collagen matrix and angiogenesis, thus promoting healing in wounds and necrotic tissue. However, there are concerns that oxygen can also associate with increased production of oxygen free radicals and oxidative stress. F2-Isoprostanes (F2-IsoPs) formed by non-enzymatic oxidation of arachidonic acid (AA) are reliable measures for assessing oxidative stress in vivo...
December 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133861/coupling-of-oxy-and-deoxyhemoglobin-concentrations-with-eeg-rhythms-during-motor-task
#7
Piotr Lachert, Dariusz Janusek, Przemyslaw Pulawski, Adam Liebert, Daniel Milej, Katarzyna J Blinowska
A relationship between the brain rhythmic activity and the hemodynamic response was studied using the simultaneous measurement of electroencephalogram (EEG) and the functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) during a motor task (self-paced right finger movements) for 10 subjects. An EEG recording with a 32-electrode (10-10) system was made and the hemodynamic response was obtained using 8 optodes placed over the sensorimotor cortex on both hemispheres. During the task an increase in oxyhemoglobine (HbO) was accompanied by a decrease in deoxyhemoglobine (HbR) concentration and a decrease in amplitudes (desynchronisation) of alpha (8-13 Hz) and beta (13-30 Hz) EEG rhythms...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116692/a-pilot-study-evaluating-knowledge-of-indications-for-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
#8
Mark W Jones
A pilot study was conducted in mid-Michigan to evaluate knowledge of appropriate hyperbaric oxygen therapy referrals in "first contact" physicians who did not have additional hyperbaric training. The hypothesis for this study is that many first-contact physicians have little or no exposure to hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy and its indications. A survey was distributed regarding accepted indications combined with conditions not currently approved or contraindicated for HBO₂. Answers were tallied for correct identification of approved indications, missed approved indications, and inappropriate identification of unapproved indications...
2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116691/hyperbaric-oxygen-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke-following-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-observational-trial
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Viktoria Heide-Marie Weixler, Ameli Elisabeth Yates, Markus Puchinger, Birgit Zirngast, Prisca Pondorfer, Beatrice Ratzenhofer-Komenda, Andrea Amegah-Sakotnik, Freyja-Maria Smolle-Juettner, Otto Dapunt
BACKGROUND: Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO₂) involves breathing 100% oxygen under elevated ambient pressure in a hyperbaric chamber, thereby dissolving oxygen in the plasma. This results in an increase of arterial partial pressure of oxygen (pO₂). Though well established in experimental studies, HBO₂ treatment for ischemic stroke is still under discussion. METHODS: From 2002-2014 HBO₂ (2.2 bar, 90 minutes one/day; average number per patient: 4.7) was applied in 49 consecutive patients (32 males, 17 females, mean age: 68...
2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098113/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-and-oxygen-compatibility-of-skin-and-wound-care-products
#10
Stéphanie F Bernatchez, Joseph Tucker, Gwenael Chiffoleau
Objective: Use test methods to assess the oxygen compatibility of various wound care products. Approach: There are currently no standard test methods specifically for evaluating the oxygen compatibility and safety of materials under hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) conditions. However, tests such as the oxygen index (OI), oxygen exposure (OE), and autogenous ignition temperature (AIT) can provide useful information. Results: The OI test measures the minimum oxygen concentration that will support candle-like burning, and it was used to test 44 materials...
November 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074491/simvastatin-decreases-hyperoxic-oxygen-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-upregulating-enos
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Xiao-Chen Bao, An-Rong Mao, Yi-Qun Fang, Yin-Hui Fan, Fang-Fang Wang, Jun Ma, Pu You
Statins, which are 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase competitive inhibitors, not only lower blood cholesterol, but also exert pleiotropic and beneficial effects in various diseases. However, the effects of statins on acute lung injury (ALI) induced by hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) have not been investigated. The present study is the first to investigate the effects of simvastatin in ALI induced by HBO in 8 - 9 week old C57BL/6 mice exposed to 0.23 MPa (= 2.3 atmosphere absolute (ATA)) hyperoxia ( 95% O2) for 6 hrs...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067455/hyperbaric-oxygen-alleviates-the-activation-of-nlrp%C3%A2-3%C3%A2-inflammasomes-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Huihui Qian, Qinghe Li, Woda Shi
Growing evidence has demonstrated that the nucleotide‑binding oligomerization domain‑like receptor family pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP‑3) inflammasome‑mediated inflammatory pathways have been involved in the secondary injury of traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the present study, the authors investigated the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy on the NLRP‑3 inflammasome pathway following TBI. Following the evaluation of motor deficits and brain edema, the therapeutic effects of HBO on interleukin (IL)‑1β and IL‑18 expression were assessed, as well as NLRP‑3 inflammasome activation following TBI...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066964/using-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-to-measure-effects-of-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-on-prefrontal-activity-and-working-memory-in-cannabis-users
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Hasan O Keles, Milena Radoman, Gladys N Pachas, A Eden Evins, Jodi M Gilman
Intoxication from cannabis impairs cognitive performance, in part due to the effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis) on prefrontal cortex (PFC) function. However, a relationship between impairment in cognitive functioning with THC administration and THC-induced change in hemodynamic response has not been demonstrated. We explored the feasibility of using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to examine the functional changes of the human PFC associated with cannabis intoxication and cognitive impairment...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062662/hyperbaric-oxygen-inhibits-reperfusion-induced-neutrophil-polarization-and-adhesion-via-plasmin-mediated-vegf-release
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Ashish Francis, Shawna R Kleban, Linda L Stephenson, Patrick S Murphy, Peter R Letourneau, Xin-Hua Fang, Wei Z Wang, Richard C Baynosa
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury is seen in many settings such as free flap salvage and limb replantation/revascularization. The consequences-partial/total flap loss, functional muscle loss, or amputation-can be devastating. Of the treatment options available for IR injury, hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is the most beneficial. HBO inhibits neutrophil-endothelial adhesion through interference of CD18 neutrophil polarization in IR, a process mediated by nitric oxide. The purposes of this study were to examine the involvement of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the beneficial HBO effect on CD18 polarization and neutrophil adhesion and investigate the effect of plasmin on VEGF expression in skeletal muscle following IR injury...
September 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060167/blood-oxygenation-changes-resulting-from-subthreshold-high-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation
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Rihui Li, Chushan Wang, Kairong Huang, Zhixi Shi, Jun Wang, Yingchun Zhang
Effects of high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) with a subthreshold intensity on hemodynamic response in brain cortices (both motor and prefrontal cortices) was investigated using the functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) technique. FNIRS signals of the motor and prefrontal cortices were acquired in healthy volunteers (n=7) at rest and during rTMS intervention. A significant reduction in oxygenated hemoglobin (HbO) concentration during the entire stimulation process was observed from both motor and prefrontal cortices...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052534/specialist-advice-may-improve-patient-selection-for-decompression-therapy-following-diving-accidents-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Daniel Steffensmeier, Roland Albrecht, Jürg Wendling, Roger Melliger, Donat R Spahn, Philipp Stein, Christophe Wyss
BACKGROUND: Even in a landlocked country like Switzerland recreational diving is becoming more and more popular. Smaller lakes in the Alps are located at an altitude of 2500 m above sea level. The incidence of diving accidents among all helicopter emergency service missions and the consecutive medical knowledge about decompression injuries is low. Thus, a collaboration between the Swiss Air-Ambulance (Rega) and the divers alert network (DAN) was initiated to improve patient treatment and identification of decompression injury and necessity of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)...
October 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037940/hyperbaric-oxygen-treatment-effects-on-in-vitro-cultured-umbilical-cord-blood-cd34-cells
#17
Kiang Yien Cheung, Abigale Berry, Dandan Li, Omar S Aljitawi
BACKGROUND AIMS: Umbilical cord blood (UCB) provides an alternative source for hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) in the treatment of hematological malignancies. However, clinical usage is limited due to the low quantity of HSPCs in each unit of cord blood and defects in bone marrow homing. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is among the more recently explored methods used to improve UCB homing and engraftment. HBO works by lowering the host erythropoietin before UCB infusion to facilitate UCB HSPC homing, because such UCB cells are not directly exposed to HBO...
October 13, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030623/monitoring-cerebral-hemodynamic-change-during-transcranial-ultrasound-stimulation-using-optical-intrinsic-signal-imaging
#18
Evgenii Kim, Eloise Anguluan, Jae Gwan Kim
Transcranial ultrasound stimulation (tUS) is a promising non-invasive approach to modulate brain circuits. The application is gaining popularity, however the full effect of ultrasound stimulation is still unclear and further investigation is needed. This study aims to apply optical intrinsic signal imaging (OISI) for the first time, to simultaneously monitor the wide-field cerebral hemodynamic change during tUS on awake animal with high spatial and temporal resolution. Three stimulation paradigms were delivered using a single-element focused transducer operating at 425 kHz in pulsed mode having the same intensity (ISPPA = 1...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021747/hyperbaric-oxygen-environment-can-enhance-brain-activity-and-multitasking-performance
#19
Dor Vadas, Leonid Kalichman, Amir Hadanny, Shai Efrati
Background: The Brain uses 20% of the total oxygen supply consumed by the entire body. Even though, <10% of the brain is active at any given time, it utilizes almost all the oxygen delivered. In order to perform complex tasks or more than one task (multitasking), the oxygen supply is shifted from one brain region to another, via blood perfusion modulation. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether a hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) environment, with increased oxygen supply to the brain, will enhance the performance of complex and/or multiple activities...
2017: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983908/interventions-for-managing-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw
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Natalie H Beth-Tasdogan, Benjamin Mayer, Heba Hussein, Oliver Zolk
BACKGROUND: Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a severe adverse reaction experienced by some individuals to certain medicines commonly used in the treatment of cancer and osteoporosis (e.g. bisphosphonates, denosumab and antiangiogenic agents) and involves the progressive destruction of bone in the mandible or maxilla. Depending on the drug, its dosage, and the duration of exposure, the occurrence of this adverse drug reaction may be rare (e.g. following the oral administration of bisphosphonate or denosumab treatments for osteoporosis, or antiangiogenic agent-targeted cancer treatment) or common (e...
October 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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