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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239509/system-design-and-development-of-a-robotic-device-for-automated-venipuncture-and-diagnostic-blood-cell-analysis
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Max L Balter, Alvin I Chen, Alex Fromholtz, Alex Gorshkov, Tim J Maguire, Martin L Yarmush
Diagnostic blood testing is the most prevalent medical procedure performed in the world and forms the cornerstone of modern health care delivery. Yet blood tests are still predominantly carried out in centralized labs using large-volume samples acquired by manual venipuncture, and no end-to-end solution from blood draw to sample analysis exists today. Our group is developing a platform device that merges robotic phlebotomy with automated diagnostics to rapidly deliver patient information at the site of the blood draw...
October 2016: Proceedings of the ... IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238671/cardiac-autonomic-ganglia-ablation-suppresses-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-canine-model-of-acute-intermittent-hypoxia
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Xiaomei Yu, Zhibing Lu, Wenbo He, Bo He, Ruisong Ma, Jing Xie, Hong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with hypoxia in which cardiac autonomic nerve system (ANS) plays an important role. Our previous studies indicated that ANS is activated in an intermittent hypoxia model and contributes to AF initiation. This study aimed to investigate the effects of cardiac ganglionated plexus (GP) ablation on AF in this model. METHODS AND RESULTS: In thirteen anesthetized male dogs, GP ablation was applied after 1h of intermittent hypoxia in the first group (n=7) and before that in the second group (n=6)...
February 23, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237973/modulatory-effects-of-melatonin-and-vitamin%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-on-oxidative-stress-mediated-haemolytic-anaemia-and-associated-cardiovascular-dysfunctions-in-rats
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Temitayo Olabisi Ajibade, Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Ladoke A Durotoye, Temidayo Olutayo Omóbòwálé, Ebunoluwa Racheal Asenuga, Funsho Olakitike Olayemi
Background Phenylhydrazine (PHE) in experimental animal models has been widely reported to cause haemolytic anaemia, via the induction of oxidative stress and thus causing deleterious cardiovascular complications. Hence, this study was designed to evaluate the possible modulatory role of melatonin (MLT) or vitamin C when co-administered with PHE. Methods Anaemia was established with PHE administration. MLT or vitamin C was co-administered with PHE. Haematological parameters, markers of oxidative stress, enzymic and non-enzymic antioxidants, blood pressure and electrocardiograms were assessed...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235687/immodin-and-its-immune-system-supportive-role-in-paclitaxel-therapy-of-4t1-mouse-breast-cancer
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Vlasta Demečková, Peter Solár, Gabriela Hrčková, Dagmar Mudroňová, Bianka Bojková, Monika Kassayová, Soňa Gancarčiková
It is evident that standard chemotherapy agents may have an impact on both tumor and host immune system. Paclitaxel (PTX), a very potent anticancer drug from a taxane family, has achieved prominence in clinical oncology for its efficacy against a wide range of tumors including breast cancer. However, significant toxicity, such as myelosuppression, limit the effectiveness of Paclitaxel-based treatment regimens. Immodin (IM) is low molecular dialysate fraction of homogenate made from human leukocytes. It contains a mixture of substances from which so far have been described e...
February 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235668/analysis-of-delayed-discharge-after-day-surgery-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Junning Cao, Bo Liu, Xiangjun Li, Jianjun Leng, Xiangfei Meng, Yingwei Pan, Songmeng Dou, Shichun Lu
BACKGROUND: (A sentence here has been trimmed.) Delayed discharge is the existing obstacle to further enhancing quality of recovery after Day-surgery laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC/DS). This study aims to analyze the reasons for delayed discharge after LC/DS. METHODS: The 745 patients with delayed discharge after LC/DS were retrospectively studied. The reasons for delayed discharge and data related to patients were collected and analyzed. Psychosocial reasons were defined by meeting discharge criteria but refusing to discharge, and complications were defined and graded using the "Clavien-Dindo" classification system...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235533/comparison-of-ropivacaine-with-and-without-fentanyl-vs-bupivacaine-with-fentanyl-for-postoperative-epidural-analgesia-in-bilateral-total-knee-replacement-surgery
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Ashish Khanna, Rakesh Saxena, Amitabh Dutta, Neelam Ganguly, Jayashree Sood
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Pain after total knee replacement (TKR) interferes with early rehabilitation. Although the use of epidural bupivacaine in post-TKR patients is associated with effective analgesia, the associated motor blockade effect delays functional recovery. We compared analgesic efficacy and side effects of postoperative patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) with plain ropivacaine 0.1% with/without fentanyl 2.5 μg/mL vs plain bupivacaine 0.0625% with fentanyl 2.5 μg/mL in patients undergoing bilateral TKR...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231571/luminex-liquichip-system-for-the-evaluation-of-cytokine-levels-in-patients-with-contact-dermatitis-to-potassium-dichromate
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Lehavit Akerman, Tirza Klein, Moshe Israeli, Abigail Fraser, Eti Sagy, Igor Snast, Daniel Mimouni, Michael David, Akiva Trattner
BACKGROUND: Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is associated with increased production of cytokines. The patch test is the "gold-standard" diagnostic method, but it poses a risk of false results. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a novel laboratory technique, the Luminex LiquiChip, which simultaneously measures blood levels of multiple cytokines, as a diagnostic tool in patients with chrome-induced ACD. METHODS: The study group included 20 patients with ACD and relevant patch test results for potassium dichromate and 19 patients with ACD for nickel or fragrance as control...
February 24, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229991/a-novel-mutation-in-the-pyrin-domain-of-the-nod-like-receptor-family-pyrin-domain-containing-protein-3-in-muckle-wells-syndrome
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Jian Hu, Yun Zhu, Jian-Zhong Zhang, Rong-Guang Zhang, Hou-Min Li
BACKGROUND: Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) is a group of rare, heterogeneous autoinflammatory disease characterized by interleukin (IL)-1β-mediated systemic inflammation and clinical symptoms involving skin, joints, central nervous system, and eyes. It encompasses a spectrum of three clinically overlapping autoinflammatory syndromes including familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome, Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS), and neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease. CAPS is associated with gain-of-function missense mutations in NOD-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing protein 3 (NLRP3), the gene encoding NLRP3...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229980/acupuncture-improves-intestinal-absorption-of-iron-in-iron-deficient-obese-patients-a-randomized-controlled-preliminary-trial
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Xin-Cai Xie, Yan-Qiang Cao, Qian Gao, Chen Wang, Man Li, Shou-Gang Wei
BACKGROUND: Obesity has an adverse effect on iron status. Hepcidin-mediated inhibition of iron absorption in the duodenum is a potential mechanism. Iron-deficient obese patients have diminished response to oral iron therapy. This study was designed to assess whether acupuncture could promote the efficacy of oral iron supplementation for the treatment of obesity-related iron deficiency (ID). METHODS: Sixty ID or ID anemia (IDA) patients with obesity were screened at Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine and were randomly allocated to receive either oral iron replacement allied with acupuncture weight loss treatment (acupuncture group, n = 30) or oral iron combined with sham-acupuncture treatment (control group, n = 30)...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229303/phospholipase-d1-expression-analysis-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Mohammad Mahdi Eftekharian, Tahereh Azimi, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard, Arezou Sayad, Mir Davood Omrani, Shaghayegh Sarrafzadeh, Roghayeh Abbasalipourkabir, Mehrdokht Mazdeh, Mohammad Taheri
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disorder resulting from destruction of the myelin or insulating covers of neurons in the central nervous system (CNS). Several lines of evidence suggest a role for immune response in the occurrence and progression of this disorder. Several disease-modifying agents (DMA) including β-interferons (IFNβ) are being used in MS patients in order to stop the disease at the early inflammatory stage, postpone disease progression and diminish future disability. Phospholipase D1 (PLD1) is a critical enzyme responsible for the making lipid second messenger phosphatidic acid...
February 22, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229195/predictors-for-uroseptic-shock-in-patients-who-undergo-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Junhong Fan, Shawpong Wan, Luhao Liu, Zhijian Zhao, Zanlin Mai, Dong Chen, Wei Zhu, Zhou Yang, Lili Ou, Wenqi Wu
To identify risk factors that can predict which patient is likely to progress from systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) to uroseptic shock after minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL) for the upper urinary tract stones. We retrospectively reviewed 156 patients who suffered infectious complications after MPCNL from March 2014 to February 2016. Perioperative risk factors that could potentially contribute to uroseptic shock were compared to those of patients with only SIRS. 135 of the 156 patients developed to SIRS only, the remaining 21 patients progressed to uroseptic shock...
February 22, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228730/a-signature-of-circulating-micrornas-predicts-the-susceptibility-of-acute-mountain-sickness
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Bao Liu, He Huang, Gang Wu, Gang Xu, Bing-Da Sun, Er-Long Zhang, Jian Chen, Yu-Qi Gao
Background: Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a common disabling condition in individuals experiencing high altitudes, which may progress to life-threatening high altitude cerebral edema. Today, no established biomarkers are available for prediction the susceptibility of AMS. MicroRNAs emerge as promising sensitive and specific biomarkers for a variety of diseases. Thus, we sought to identify circulating microRNAs suitable for prediction the susceptible of AMS before exposure to high altitude. Methods: We enrolled 109 healthy man adults and collected blood samples before their exposure to high altitude...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228373/statins-and-fibrates-for-diabetic-retinopathy-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Vania Mozetic, Carolina Gomes Freitas, Rachel Riera
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus, and more than 75% of patients who have had diabetes for more than 20 years will have some degree of DR. This disease is highly destructive to self-esteem and puts a high burden on public health and pension systems due to the effects that it has on people of working age. The current mainstay of treatment is laser photocoagulation, which causes impairment of vision and discomfort to patients...
February 22, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227283/a-method-to-detect-tortuosity-of-vessel-using-non-imaging-ultrasound-approach-in-carotid-structure
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Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy
Stroke is a leading cause of functional impairments. The typical screening mechanism is to measure localized Peak Systolic Velocity (PSV) and diagnose impending risk associated with stoke by characterizing the PSV values. However, an accurate measurement of PSV using Doppler ultrasound is affected due to the tortuous nature of carotid artery in elder population group as the angle at which acoustic beam strikes the vessel is over or under estimated resulting in improper measure the blood flow velocity. Hence, the proposed approach estimates the degree of tortuosity of the carotid vessel and includes this as calibration parameter to compute an accurate PSV...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227076/analysis-of-blood-pressure-signal-in-patients-with-different-ventricular-ejection-fraction-using-linear-and-non-linear-methods
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Andres Arcentales, Patricio Rivera, Pere Caminal, Andreas Voss, Antonio Bayes-Genis, Beatriz F Giraldo, Andres Arcentales, Patricio Rivera, Pere Caminal, Andreas Voss, Antonio Bayes-Genis, Beatriz F Giraldo, Pere Caminal, Antonio Bayes-Genis, Andres Arcentales, Patricio Rivera, Beatriz F Giraldo, Andreas Voss
Changes in the left ventricle function produce alternans in the hemodynamic and electric behavior of the cardiovascular system. A total of 49 cardiomyopathy patients have been studied based on the blood pressure signal (BP), and were classified according to the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in low risk (LR: LVEF>35%, 17 patients) and high risk (HR: LVEF≤35, 32 patients) groups. We propose to characterize these patients using a linear and a nonlinear methods, based on the spectral estimation and the recurrence plot, respectively...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226899/nanoporous-membrane-robustness-stability-in-small-form-factor-microfluidic-filtration-system
#16
Dean G Johnson, Sabrina Pan, Andrew Hayden, James L McGrath, Dean G Johnson, Sabrina Pan, Andrew Hayden, James L McGrath, Andrew Hayden, Sabrina Pan, Dean G Johnson, James L McGrath
The development of wearable hemodialysis (HD) devices that replace center-based HD holds the promise to improve both outcomes and quality-of-life for patients with end-stage-renal disease (ERD). A prerequisite for these devices is the development of highly efficient membranes that can achieve high toxin clearance in small footprints. The ultrathin nanoporous membrane material developed by our group is orders of magnitude more permeable than conventional HD membranes. We report on our progress making a prototype wearable dialysis unit...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226549/an-ict-and-mobile-health-integrated-approach-to-optimize-patients-education-on-hypertension-and-its-management-by-physicians-the-patients-optimal-strategy-of-treatment-post-pilot-study
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Fabio Albini, Xiaoqiu Liu, Camilla Torlasco, Davide Soranna, Andrea Faini, Renata Ciminaghi, Ada Celsi, Matteo Benedetti, Antonella Zambon, Marco di Rienzo, Gianfranco Parati, Fabio Albini, Xiaoqiu Liu, Camilla Torlasco, Davide Soranna, Andrea Faini, Renata Ciminaghi, Ada Celsi, Matteo Benedetti, Antonella Zambon, Marco di Rienzo, Gianfranco Parati, Renata Ciminaghi, Marco di Rienzo, Davide Soranna, Ada Celsi, Gianfranco Parati, Fabio Albini, Antonella Zambon, Xiaoqiu Liu, Andrea Faini, Camilla Torlasco, Matteo Benedetti
INTRODUCTION: Uncontrolled hypertension is largely attributed to unsatisfactory doctor's engagement in its optimal management and to poor patients' compliance to therapeutic interventions. ICT and mobile Health solutions might improve these conditions, being widely available and providing highly effective communication strategies. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether ICT and mobile Health tools are able to improve hypertension control by improving doctors' engagement and by increasing patients' education and involvement, and their compliance to lifestyle modification and prescribed drug therapy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226473/alterations-in-cardiovascular-system-under-artificially-simulated-microgravity-preliminary-study
#18
Aleksandr A Fedotov, Sergey A Akulov, Anna S Akulova, Aleksandr A Fedotov, Sergey A Akulov, Anna S Akulova, Aleksandr A Fedotov, Anna S Akulova, Sergey A Akulov
The main goal of this work is to study the alterations occurred in human cardiovascular system under artificially simulated microgravity by using special short-arm centrifuge. We have used arterial blood pressure, ankle-brachial pressure index and accelerated photoplethysmography approach to determine the effects of artificially simulated microgravity on vascular system. The group of 30 healthy male volunteers was studied in a short-arm human centrifuge at two levels of gravity gradients along head-to-foot direction (Gz): normal gravity gradient of 1 Gz and so called microgravity mode of 0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225955/the-role-of-intradermal-proliferation-of-t-cells-in-the-pathogenesis-of-psoriasis
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Vladislav R Khairutdinov, Anastasiya F Mikhailichenko, Irena E Belousova, Ekatherina Sh Kuligina, Alexey V Samtsov, Evgeny N Imyanitov
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a common immune-mediated chronic inflammatory disease of the skin and joints, affecting 1-3% of the population. It is generally accepted that the pathogenesis of psoriasis involves accumulation of effector T-cells within lymph nodes and their subsequent migration into the skin through the blood system. Here we provide evidence that psoriatic plaque itself may serve as a source of inflammatory T-cells. OBJECTIVE: We examined the intradermal proliferation of T-cells and the number of effector/memory (CD45RO+) T-cells in the skin of psoriatic patients at different periods of the disease...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224817/is-the-recurrence-rate-of-chronic-subdural-hematomas-dependent-on-the-duration-of-drainage
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Aydemir Kale, İbrahim İlker Öz, Eren Görkem Gün, Murat Kalaycı, Şanser Gül
OBJECTIVES: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is the most frequent type of intracranial hemorrhage which especially affects the elderly. Various surgical techniques have been reported for CSDH treatment; optimal treatment methods are still controversial. In this study, the effects of long drainage durations on results and recurrences were investigated in patients on whom closed system drainage with burr hole craniotomy was applied due to CSDH. METHODS: 90 patients with 105 CSDH were operated between 2008 and 2016...
February 22, 2017: Neurological Research
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