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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231508/-effects-of-tooth-extraction-under-acupuncture-anesthesia
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Jiang Pan, Bilian Lin, Ming Chen, Wei Zhang, Bidan Lou
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects for tooth extraction between acupuncture anesthesia and drug local block anesthesia. METHODS: Sixty patients were randomly assigned into an acupuncture group and a drug group, 30 cases in each one. Acupuncture was applied at Hegu (LI 4), Neiting (ST 44) and the affected side Xiaguan (ST 7), and Jiache (ST 6), etc. Arrachement was used after deqi and the needles were retained for 10 min after tooth extraction in the acupuncture group...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230366/comparison-between-radial-artery-tonometry-pulse-analyzer-and-pulsed-doppler-echocardiography-derived-hemodynamic-parameters-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-pilot-study
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Rashad Zayat, Andreas Goetzenich, Ju-Yeon Lee, HeeJung Kang, So-Hyun Jansen-Park, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Giulia Musetti, Heike Schnoering, Rüdiger Autschbach, Nima Hatam, Ali Aljalloud
Background: Bedside non-invasive techniques, such as radial artery tonometry, to estimate hemodynamic parameters have gained increased relevance as an attractive alternative and efficient method to measure hemodynamics in outpatient departments. For our pilot study, we sought to compare cardiac output (CO), and stroke volume (SV) estimated from a radial artery tonometry blood pressure pulse analyzer (BPPA) (DMP-Life, DAEYOMEDI Co., Gyeonggi-do, South Korea) to pulsed-wave Doppler (PWD) echocardiography derived parameters...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230003/pulse-pressure-arterial-stiffening-and-the-efficacy-of-renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitor-combinations
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Kalyani B Sonawane, Ashish A Deshmukh, Mark S Segal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229952/ultra-bright-%C3%AE-ray-emission-and-dense-positron-production-from-two-laser-driven-colliding-foils
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Han-Zhen Li, Tong-Pu Yu, Jin-Jin Liu, Yan Yin, Xing-Long Zhu, Remi Capdessus, Francesco Pegoraro, Zheng-Ming Sheng, Paul McKenna, Fu-Qiu Shao
Matter can be transferred into energy and the opposite transformation is also possible by use of high-power lasers. A laser pulse in plasma can convert its energy into γ-rays and then e - e + pairs via the multi-photon Breit-Wheeler process. Production of dense positrons at GeV energies is very challenging since extremely high laser intensity ~1024 Wcm-2 is required. Here we propose an all-optical scheme for ultra-bright γ-ray emission and dense positron production with lasers at intensity of 1022-23 Wcm-2...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229756/decoding-the-molecular-switches-of-natriuretic-peptides-which-differentiate-its-vascular-and-renal-functions
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Sindhuja Sridharan, R Manjunatha Kini
Heart failure (HF) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Dysfunction of blood pressure and/or volume homeostatic processes result in lower perfusion and/or congestion. Treatment strategies exerting differential effects on pressure and volume mechanisms are critical in handling patients with HF. Atrial natriuretic peptides (ANP) is a key hormone in maintaining circulation. It binds to NP receptor-A (NPR-A) on vasculature, kidneys and nervous system to lowers blood pressure and volume. It exerts a concentration-dependent pharmacological activity; only increased renal excretion of water and sodium at low doses and vasodilation along with renal effects at slightly higher doses...
December 11, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229403/detection-of-ventricular-premature-beats-based-on-the-pressure-signals-of-a-hemodialysis-machine
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Mattias Holmer, Juan Pablo Martínez, Eduardo Gil, Frida Sandberg, Bo Olde, Leif Sörnmo
Monitoring of ventricular premature beats (VPBs), being abundant in hemodialysis patients, can provide information on cardiovascular instability and electrolyte imbalance. In this paper, we describe a method for VPB detection which explores the signals acquired from the arterial and the venous pressure sensors, located in the extracorporeal blood circuit of a hemodialysis machine. The pressure signals are mainly composed of a pump component and a cardiac component. The cardiac component, severely overshadowed by the pump component, is estimated from the pressure signals using an earlier described iterative method...
December 8, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229263/the-hemodynamic-effects-of-different-pacing-modalities-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-patients-with-reduced-left-ventricular-function
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R C W Gielgens, I H F Herold, A H M van Straten, B M van Gelder, F A Bracke, H H M Korsten, M A Soliman Hamad, R A Bouwman
OBJECTIVES: Patients with decreased left ventricular function undergoing cardiac surgery have a greater chance of difficult weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass and a poorer clinical outcome. Directly after weaning, interventricular dyssynchrony, paradoxical septal motion, and even temporary bundle-branch block might be observed. In this study, the authors measured arterial dP/dtmax, mean arterial pressure (MAP), and cardiac index using transpulmonary thermodilution, pulse contour analysis, and femoral artery catheter and compared the effects between right ventricular (A-RV) and biventricular (A-BiV) pacing on these parameters...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229221/intravesical-electromotive-botulinum-toxin-type-a-administration-for-management-of-urinary-incontinence-secondary-to-neuropathic-detrusor-overactivity-in-children-long-term-follow-up
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Seyedeh-Sanam Ladi-Seyedian, Lida Sharifi-Rad, Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the long-term efficacy and success rate of intravesical electromotive botulinum toxin type A (BoNTA) "Dysport®" administration in myelomeningocele (MMC) patients who had urinary incontinence due to neuropathic detrusor overactivity (NDO). METHODS: Twenty four MMC patients (mean age: 9± 3.6 years, range: 3-16) were included in the study and followed up for six years. Using an electrode bladder catheter, 10 IU/kg of Dysport® (BoNTA) was inserted into the bladder for electromotive drug administration (EMDA) without anesthesia on outpatient basis...
December 8, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228438/analgesic-effect-of-dezocine-in-different-doses-on-elderly-patients-undergoing-abdominal-operation-under-general-anesthesia-and-its-influence-on-stress-response-to-postoperative-tracheal-extubation
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Z-Y Yao, Z Jia, Y-H Xie, L-L Zhang, H-S Zhang, W-Q Wu, C-K Zhang, L-J Gan
OBJECTIVE: To study the analgesic effect of dezocine in different doses on elderly patients undergoing abdominal operation under general anesthesia and to investigate the influence of dezocine on stress response to postoperative tracheal extubation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 76 elderly patients undergoing abdominal operation under general anesthesia and postoperative analgesia in our hospital from January 2015 to January 2016 were selected, and patients treated with fentanyl were selected as the control group (fentanyl: 10 μg/kg, n=19)...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228231/novel-echocardiographic-method-to-assess-left-ventricular-chamber-stiffness-and-elevated-end-diastolic-pressure-based-on-time-velocity-integral-measurements-of-pulmonary-venous-and-transmitral-flows
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Kazunori Okada, Sanae Kaga, Rika Abiko, Michito Murayama, Takuma Hioka, Masahiro Nakabachi, Shinobu Yokoyama, Hisao Nishino, Ayako Ichikawa, Ayumu Abe, Mutsumi Nishida, Naoya Asakawa, Shingo Tsujinaga, Taichi Hayashi, Hiroyuki Iwano, Satoshi Yamada, Nobuo Masauzi, Taisei Mikami
Aims: The detection of increased left ventricular (LV) chamber stiffness may play an important role in assessing cardiac patients with potential but not overt heart failure. A non-invasive method to estimate it is not established. We investigated whether the echocardiographic backward/forward flow volume ratio from the left atrium (LA) during atrial contraction reflects the LV chamber stiffness. Methods and results: We studied 62 patients who underwent cardiac catheterization and measured their left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) and pressure increase during atrial contraction (ΔPa) from the LV pressure waveform...
December 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227869/reliability-of-oscillometric-central-blood-pressure-responses-to-lower-limb-resistance-exercise
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Simon Fryer, Keeron Stone, Tabitha Dickson, James Faulkner, Danielle Lambrick, Pablo Corres, Lauren Jerred, Lee Stoner
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although it is well known that resistance training (RT) is beneficial for patients suffering from a variety of cardiovascular diseases, it remains underutilized as a rehabilitation tool as there is no reliable way to monitor the additional stress placed on the central organs. The current study aimed to determine between-day reliability of central haemodynamic indices using oscillometric pulse wave analysis (PWA) during progressive sub-maximal RT. METHODS: Nineteen healthy young males were tested on 3 different mornings in a fasted state...
December 5, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227572/factors-associated-with-serum-magnesium-and-vascular-stiffness-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
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Mai Yorifuji, Takahiro Kuragano, Sayuri Kawada, Wataru Fukao, Kazuhiro Toyoda, Takeshi Nakanishi
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the associated factors of serum magnesium in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). Furthermore, we evaluated the relationship between low serum magnesium and arteriosclerosis in these patients. METHODS: In 129 patients on MHD, we evaluated the blood levels of magnesium, brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (ba-PWV), ankle-brachial index (ABI), and intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery (IMT). FINDINGS: In MHD patients, the serum level of magnesium was significantly correlated with age, calcium, TNF-α, albumin, and ba-PWV but not with ABI or IMT...
December 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226693/higher-pulse-pressure-and-risk-for-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-essential-hypertension-the-campania-salute-network
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Costantino Mancusi, Maria A Losi, Raffaele Izzo, Grazia Canciello, Maria V Carlino, Giovanni Albano, Nicola De Luca, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni de Simone
Background Increased pulse pressure is associated with structural target organ damage, especially in elderly patients, increasing cardiovascular risk. Design In this analysis, we investigated whether high pulse pressure retains a prognostic effect also when common markers of target organ damage are taken into account. Methods We analysed an unselected cohort of treated hypertensive patients from the Campania Salute Network registry ( n = 7336). Participants with available cardiac and carotid ultrasound were required to be free of prevalent cardiovascular disease, with ejection fraction ≥50%, and no more than stage III Chronic Kidney Disease...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226648/fibulin-levels-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-and-its-relationship-to-arterial-stiffness
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A Inci, O Akin, H Y Ellidag, E Eren, S Dolu, F Sari
BACKGROUND: The objective of the present study was to evaluate fibulin 1 levels in different stages of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and investigate possible connections between fibulin-1 and arterial stiffness. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, we included 74 patients with ADPKD (mean age, 50.92 ± 15.70 years) and 32 healthy controls (mean age, 49.53 ± 7.32 years). Patients with ADPKD were classified based on CKD epidemiology collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation assessments of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225591/incidence-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-its-association-with-pulse-pressure-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Yong Mao, Yixiang Huang, Haining Yu, Peng Xu, Guangping Yu, Jinming Yu, Yiqiang Zhan
Background: The association of pulse pressure and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has seldom been examined using a prospective design. This study aimed to investigate the association of pulse pressure with PAD incidence in an elderly general population. Methods: We utilized data from a cohort conducted in Beijing with additionally 2-year follow-up time. PAD was defined as an ankle brachial index value <0.9 in either leg. Cox proportional hazard regression model was used to quantify the magnitude of pulse pressure on PAD incidence...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224257/models-of-care-for-non-invasive-ventilation-in-the-acute-copd-comparison-of-three-tertiary-hospitals-act3-study
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Kerry Parker, Vara Perikala, Ali Aminazad, Zheng Deng, Brigitte Borg, Catherine Buchan, Jo Toghill, Louis B Irving, Jeremy Goldin, David Charlesworth, Ajay Mahal, Suhith Illesinghe, Matthew T Naughton, Alan Young
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) improves clinical outcomes in hypercapnic acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), but the optimal model of care remains unknown. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational non-inferiority study comparing three models of NIV care: general ward (Ward) (1:4 nurse to patient ratio, thrice weekly consultant ward round), a high dependency unit (HDU) (1:2 ratio, twice daily ward round) and an intensive care unit (ICU) (1:1 ratio, twice daily ward round) model in three similar teaching tertiary hospitals...
December 10, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223817/elevated-inflammatory-lp-pla2-and-il-6-link-e-waste-pb-toxicity-to-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-preschool-children
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Xueling Lu, Xijin Xu, Yu Zhang, Yuling Zhang, Chenyang Wang, Xia Huo
Cardiovascular toxicity of lead (Pb) manifests primarily as an effect on blood pressure and eventual increased risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. Therefore, we investigated vascular inflammatory biomarkers and cardiovascular effects of Pb-exposed children. A total of 590 children (3-7 years old) were recruited from Guiyu (n = 337), an electronic waste (e-waste)-exposed group, and Haojiang (n = 253), a reference group, from November to December 2016. We measured child blood Pb levels (BPbs), and systolic and diastolic blood pressure...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223800/total-and-differential-white-blood-cell-counts-and-hemodynamic-parameters-in-first-episode-psychosis
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Grant Moody, Brian J Miller
There is evidence for blood inflammatory abnormalities in patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP). The monocyte- and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratios (MLR; NLR) are markers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction, and predictors of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in schizophrenia. We investigated relationships between white blood cell (WBC) counts and hemodynamic parameters associated with cardiovascular disease risk in 25 subjects age 18-50 hospitalized for FEP and 44 controls. Subjects had a blood draw, vital signs, and medical history...
December 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222098/longitudinal-study-of-the-occurrence-persistence-and-contamination-routes-of-listeria-monocytogenes-genotypes-on-three-finnish-dairy-cattle-farms
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Hanna Castro, Anniina Jaakkonen, Marjaana Hakkinen, Hannu Korkeala, Miia Lindström
The molecular epidemiology of Listeria monocytogenes was investigated in a longitudinal study of three Finnish dairy farms during 2013 -- 2016. Totals of 186 bulk tank milk (BTM) samples, 224 milk filter socks (MFS), and 1702 samples of the barn environment were analyzed and isolates of L. monocytogenes were genotyped using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. L. monocytogenes occurred throughout the year in all sample types, and the prevalence in MFS increased significantly during the indoor season. L. monocytogenes was more prevalent in MFS (29%) than in BTM samples (13%)...
December 8, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221814/use-of-interventional-radiology-as-initial-hemorrhage-control-to-improve-outcomes-for-potentially-lethal-multiple-blunt-injuries
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Hiroyuki Otsuka, Toshiki Sato, Keiji Sakurai, Hiromichi Aoki, Takeshi Yamagiwa, Shinichi Iizuka, Sadaki Inokuchi
INTRODUCTION: Recently, trauma management has been markedly improved with interventional radiology (IVR) and damage-control strategies. However, the indications for its use in hemodynamically unstable patients with severe trauma remains unclear. In some cases, IVR may be more effective than surgery for damage-control hemostasis; however, performing IVR in life-threatening trauma settings is challenging. To address this, we practiced and evaluated a trauma-management system with emergency physicians who trained for both severe trauma management, and techniques of surgery and IVR...
December 6, 2017: Injury
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