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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431555/reduction-of-pulmonary-toxicity-of-metal-oxide-nanoparticles-by-phosphonate-based-surface-passivation
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Xiaoming Cai, Anson Lee, Zhaoxia Ji, Cynthia Huang, Chong Hyun Chang, Xiang Wang, Yu-Pei Liao, Tian Xia, Ruibin Li
BACKGROUND: The wide application of engineered nanoparticles has induced increasing exposure to humans and environment, which led to substantial concerns on their biosafety. Some metal oxides (MOx) have shown severe toxicity in cells and animals, thus safe designs of MOx with reduced hazard potential are desired. Currently, there is a lack of a simple yet effective safe design approach for the toxic MOx. In this study, we determined the key physicochemical properties of MOx that lead to cytotoxicity and explored a safe design approach for toxic MOx by modifying their hazard properties...
April 21, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420471/-mixed-venous-arterial-carbon-dioxide-difference-combined-with-passive-leg-raising-in-guiding-volume-management-for-patients-post-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Likun Huo, Peijun Li, Chang Xie, Chenglei Yan, Jie Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether mixed venous-arterial carbon dioxide difference (Pv-aCO2) combined with passive leg raising (PLR) could better guide volume management for patients post off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG). METHODS: Eighty patients experienced OPCABG, and admitted to Tianjin Chest Hospital from June 1st to October 1st in 2016 were enrolled. They were randomly divided into two groups: observation group given Pv-aCO2 combined with PLR directed therapy and control group given central venous pressure (CVP) directed therapy, 40 cases in each group...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415510/on-the-passive-and-semiconducting-behavior-of-severely-deformed-pure-titanium-in-ringer-s-physiological-solution-at-37%C3%A2-c-a-trial-of-the-point-defect-model
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Ghazaleh Ansari, Arash Fattah-Alhosseini
The effects of sever plastic deformation through multi-pass accumulative roll bonding on the passive and semiconducting behavior of pure titanium is evaluated in Ringer's physiological solution at 37°C in the present paper. Produced results by polarization plots and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements revealed a significant advance in the passive response of the nano-grained sample compared to that of the annealed pure titanium. Also, Mott-Schottky test results of the nano-grained pure titanium represented a lower donor density and reduced flat-band potential in the formed passive film in comparison with the annealed sample...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414605/use-of-a-novel-surgical-approach-for-treatment-of-complete-bilateral-membranous-choanal-atresia-in-an-alpaca-cria
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Karine Pader, Patrick M Burns, Anne-Claire Brisville, Marjolaine Rousseau, Laurent Blond, Geoffrey Truchetti, Hélène Lardé, Catherine Lapointe, David Francoz
CASE DESCRIPTION A 4-hour-old 6.3-kg (13.9-lb) female alpaca cria was evaluated because of severe respiratory distress and difficulty nursing since birth. CLINICAL FINDINGS The cria had open-mouth breathing and cyanotic membranes, with no airflow evident from either nostril. Supplemental oxygen was delivered, and the patient was anesthetized and intubated orotracheally; a CT evaluation of the head confirmed bilateral membranous obstruction of the nasal cavities, consistent with complete bilateral choanal atresia...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409851/response-to-a-combination-of-oxygen-and-a-hypnotic-as-treatment-for-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-is-predicted-by-a-patient-s-therapeutic-cpap-requirement
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Shane A Landry, Simon A Joosten, Scott A Sands, David P White, Atul Malhotra, Andrew Wellman, Garun S Hamilton, Bradley A Edwards
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Upper airway collapsibility predicts the response to several non-continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) interventions for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Measures of upper airway collapsibility cannot be easily performed in a clinical context; however, a patient's therapeutic CPAP requirement may serve as a surrogate measure of collapsibility. The present work aimed to compare the predictive use of CPAP level with detailed physiological measures of collapsibility...
April 13, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409397/the-effect-of-high-intensity-aerobic-interval-training-on-markers-of-systemic-inflammation-in-sedentary-populations
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Nicholas G Allen, Samuel M Higham, Amy E Mendham, Tegan E Kastelein, Penelope S Larsen, Rob Duffield
PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT; 30 s sprint, 4-5 min passive recovery) and prolonged intermittent sprint training (PIST; 10 s sprint, 2-3 min moderate exercise) on the systemic inflammatory markers C-reactive protein (CRP) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), aerobic capacity, and anthropometry in a middle-aged, sedentary population. METHODS: Fifty-five sedentary adults (age 49.2 ± 6.1 years) were randomised into HIIT (n = 20), PIST (n = 21), or a sedentary control group (CTRL n = 14)...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400978/thymoquinone-attenuates-brain-injury-via-an-anti-oxidative-pathway-in-a-status-epilepticus-rat-model
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Yi-Ye Shao, Bing Li, Yong-Mei Huang, Qiong Luo, Yang-Mei Xie, Ying-Hui Chen
AIM: Status epilepticus (SE) results in the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which contribute to seizure-induced brain injury. It is well known that oxidative stress plays a pivotal role in status epilepticus (SE). Thymoquinone (TQ) is a bioactive monomer extracted from black cumin (Nigella sativa) seed oil that has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antioxidant activity in various diseases. This study evaluated the protective effects of TQ on brain injury in a lithium-pilocarpine rat model of SE and investigated the underlying mechanism related to antioxidative pathway...
January 2017: Translational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397926/zinc-nanostructures-for-oxygen-scavenging
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S Calderon V, B Gomes, P J Ferreira, S Carvalho
In this work, oxidation of carbon supported Zn nanostructures was studied to elucidate their utilization as oxygen scavenging materials activated by the relative humidity in the environment. Moisture-activated nano-scavengers were produced on carbon substrates using magnetron sputtering attaining nano-islands (nanoparticles), randomly distributed on the carbon surface, with arbitrary crystallographic orientations. They possess a Zn-ZnO core-shell structure, caused by surface passivation, which provides them with a self-assembled protective layer that prevents complete oxidation of nanoparticles prior to utilization...
April 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391122/treatment-of-arsenic-in-acid-wastewater-and-river-sediment-by-fe-fe2o3-nanobunches-the-effect-of-environmental-conditions-and-reaction-mechanism
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Lin Tang, Haopeng Feng, Jing Tang, Guangming Zeng, Yaocheng Deng, Jiajia Wang, Yani Liu, Yaoyu Zhou
High concentration of arsenic in acid wastewater and polluted river sediment caused by metallurgical industry has presented a great environmental challenge for decades. Nanoscale zero valent iron (nZVI) can detoxify arsenic-bearing wastewater and groundwater, but the low adsorption capacity and rapid passivation restrict its large-scale application. This study proposed a highly efficient arsenic treatment nanotechnology, using the core-shell Fe@Fe2O3 nanobunches (NBZI) for removal of arsenic in acid wastewater with cyclic stability and transformation of arsenic speciation in sediment...
March 31, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381448/central-command-increases-muscular-oxygenation-of-the-non-exercising-arm-at-the-early-period-of-voluntary-one-armed-cranking
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Kei Ishii, Kanji Matsukawa, Ryota Asahara, Nan Liang, Kana Endo, Mitsuhiro Idesako, Kensuke Michioka, Yu Sasaki, Hironobu Hamada, Kaori Yamashita, Tae Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Kataoka, Makoto Takahashi
This study aimed to examine whether central command increases oxygenation in non-contracting arm muscles during contralateral one-armed cranking and whether the oxygenation response caused by central command differs among skeletal muscles of the non-exercising upper limb. In 13 male subjects, the relative changes in oxygenated-hemoglobin concentration (Oxy-Hb) of the non-contracting arm muscles [the anterior deltoid, triceps brachii, biceps brachii, and extensor carpi radialis (ECR)] were measured during voluntary one-armed cranking (intensity, 35-40% of maximal voluntary effort) and mental imagery of the one-armed exercise for 1 min...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381445/high-intensity-interval-training-improves-performance-in-young-and-older-individuals-by-increasing-mechanical-efficiency
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Georges Jabbour, Horia-Daniel Iancu, Pascale Mauriège, Denis R Joanisse, Luc J Martin
This study evaluated the effects of 6 weeks of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on mechanical efficiency (ME) in young and older groups. Seventeen healthy young adults [26.2(2.4) year], and thirteen healthy older adults [54.5(2.3) year] completed a 6-week HIIT intervention (three sessions per week) on an electromagnetically braked cycle ergometer. Each HIIT session contained six repetitions of supramaximal exercise intervals (6 seconds each) with 2 min of passive recovery between each repetition...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374445/a-dendritic-nanostructured-copper-oxide-electrocatalyst-for-the-oxygen-evolution-reaction
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Tran Ngoc Huan, Gwenaëlle Rousse, Sandrine Zanna, Ivan T Lucas, Xiangzhen Xu, Nicolas Menguy, Victor Mougel, Marc Fontecave
To use water as the source of electrons for proton or CO2 reduction within electrocatalytic devices, catalysts are required for facilitating the proton-coupled multi-electron oxygen evolution reaction (OER, 2 H2 O→O2 +4 H(+) +4 e(-) ). These catalysts, ideally based on cheap and earth abundant metals, have to display high activity at low overpotential and good stability and selectivity. While numerous examples of Co, Mn, and Ni catalysts were recently reported for water oxidation, only few examples were reported using copper, despite promising efficiencies...
April 4, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374010/following-eye-gaze-activates-a-patch-in-the-posterior-temporal-cortex-that-is-not-part-of-the-human-face-patch-system
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Kira Marquardt, Hamidreza Ramezanpour, Peter W Dicke, Peter Thier
Humans follow another person's eye gaze to objects of interest to the other, thereby establishing joint attention, a first step toward developing a theory of the other's mind. Previous functional MRI studies agree that a "gaze-following patch" (GFP) of cortex close to the posterior superior temporal sulcus (STS) is specifically implicated in eye gaze-following. The location of the GFP is in the vicinity of the posterior members of the core face-processing system that consists of distinct patches in ventral visual cortex, the STS, and frontal cortex, also involved in processing information on the eyes...
March 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372820/air-water-exchange-of-pahs-and-opahs-at-a-superfund-mega-site
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Lane G Tidwell, L Blair Paulik, Kim A Anderson
Chemical fate is a concern at environmentally contaminated sites, but characterizing that fate can be difficult. Identifying and quantifying the movement of chemicals at the air-water interface are important steps in characterizing chemical fate. Superfund sites are often suspected sources of air pollution due to legacy sediment and water contamination. A quantitative assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and oxygenated PAH (OPAHs) diffusive flux in a river system that contains a Superfund Mega-site, and passes through residential, urban and agricultural land, has not been reported before...
March 31, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372575/implementing-a-bedside-assessment-of-respiratory-mechanics-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Lu Chen, Guang-Qiang Chen, Kevin Shore, Orest Shklar, Concetta Martins, Brian Devenyi, Paul Lindsay, Heather McPhail, Ashley Lanys, Ibrahim Soliman, Mazin Tuma, Michael Kim, Kerri Porretta, Pamela Greco, Hilary Every, Chris Hayes, Andrew Baker, Jan O Friedrich, Laurent Brochard
BACKGROUND: Despite their potential interest for clinical management, measurements of respiratory mechanics in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are seldom performed in routine practice. We introduced a systematic assessment of respiratory mechanics in our clinical practice. After the first year of clinical use, we retrospectively assessed whether these measurements had any influence on clinical management and physiological parameters associated with clinical outcomes by comparing their value before and after performing the test...
April 4, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368939/application-of-the-novel-ventilation-mode-flow-controlled-expiration-flex-a-crossover-proof-of-principle-study-in-lung-healthy-patients
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Steffen Wirth, Sebastian Springer, Johannes Spaeth, Silke Borgmann, Ulrich Goebel, Stefan Schumann
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, mechanical ventilation is achieved via active lung inflation during inspiration and passive lung emptying during expiration. By contrast, the novel FLEX (FLow-controlled EXpiration) ventilator mode actively decreases the rate of lung emptying. We investigated whether FLEX can be used during intraoperative mechanical ventilation of lung-healthy patients. METHODS: In 30 adult patients scheduled for neurosurgical procedures, we studied respiratory system mechanics, regional ventilation, oxygenation, and hemodynamics during ventilation with and without FLEX at positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) of 5 and 7 cm H2O...
March 31, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367140/transcriptomics-indicates-active-and-passive-metronidazole-resistance-mechanisms-in-three-seminal-giardia-lines
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Brendan R E Ansell, Louise Baker, Samantha J Emery, Malcolm J McConville, Staffan G Svärd, Robin B Gasser, Aaron R Jex
Giardia duodenalis is an intestinal parasite that causes 200-300 million episodes of diarrhoea annually. Metronidazole (Mtz) is a front-line anti-giardial, but treatment failure is common and clinical resistance has been demonstrated. Mtz is thought to be activated within the parasite by oxidoreductase enzymes, and to kill by causing oxidative damage. In G. duodenalis, Mtz resistance involves active and passive mechanisms. Relatively low activity of iron-sulfur binding proteins, namely pyruvate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase (PFOR), ferredoxins, and nitroreductase-1, enable resistant cells to passively avoid Mtz activation...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366285/a-review-of-hemodynamic-monitoring-techniques-methods-and-devices-for-the-emergency-physician
#18
Abdullah E Laher, Matthew J Watermeyer, Sean K Buchanan, Nicole Dippenaar, Nelly Clotilde Tchouambou Simo, Feroza Motara, Muhammed Moolla
The emergency department (ED) is frequently the doorway to the intensive care unit (ICU) for a significant number of critically ill patients presenting to the hospital. Hemodynamic monitoring (HDM) which is a key component in the effective management of the critically ill patient presenting to the ED, is primarily concerned with assessing the performance of the cardiovascular system and determining the correct therapeutic intervention to optimise end-organ oxygen delivery. The spectrum of hemodynamic monitoring ranges from simple clinical assessment and routine bedside monitoring to point of care ultrasonography and various invasive monitoring devices...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360825/ingestion-of-oxygenated-water-enhances-lactate-clearance-kinetics-in-trained-runners
#19
Neil Fleming, Jeremiah Vaughan, Matthew Feeback
BACKGROUND: Drinks with higher dissolved oxygen concentrations have in recent times gained popularity as a potential ergogenic aid, despite a lack of evidence regarding their efficacy. The aim of this study was to assess effects of ingestion of an oxygen supplement (OS) on exercise performance and post-exercise recovery in a group of trained runners. METHODS: Trained male runners (n = 25, mean ± SD; age 23 ± 6 years, mass 70 ± 9 kg, BMI 21.9 ± 2...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356365/a-radical-shift-in-perspective-mitochondria-as-regulators-of-reactive-oxygen-species
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REVIEW
Daniel Munro, Jason R Treberg
Mitochondria are widely recognized as a source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in animal cells, where it is assumed that over-production of ROS leads to an overwhelmed antioxidant system and oxidative stress. In this Commentary, we describe a more nuanced model of mitochondrial ROS metabolism, where integration of ROS production with consumption by the mitochondrial antioxidant pathways may lead to the regulation of ROS levels. Superoxide and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) are the main ROS formed by mitochondria...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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