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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421177/variation-in-population-vulnerability-to-heat-wave-in-western-australia
#1
Jianguo Xiao, Tony Spicer, Le Jian, Grace Yajuan Yun, Changying Shao, John Nairn, Robert J B Fawcett, Andrew Robertson, Tarun Stephen Weeramanthri
Heat waves (HWs) have killed more people in Australia than all other natural hazards combined. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency, duration, and intensity of HWs and leads to a doubling of heat-related deaths over the next 40 years. Despite being a significant public health issue, HWs do not attract the same level of attention from researchers, policy makers, and emergency management agencies compared to other natural hazards. The purpose of the study was to identify risk factors that might lead to population vulnerability to HW in Western Australia (WA)...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420407/understanding-phlebotomus-perniciosus-abundance-in-south-east-spain-assessing-the-role-of-environmental-and-anthropic-factors
#2
José Risueño, Clara Muñoz, Pedro Pérez-Cutillas, Elena Goyena, Moisés Gonzálvez, María Ortuño, Luis Jesús Bernal, Juana Ortiz, Bulent Alten, Eduardo Berriatua
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniosis is associated with Phlebotomus sand fly vector density, but our knowledge of the environmental framework that regulates highly overdispersed vector abundance distributions is limited. We used a standardized sampling procedure in the bioclimatically diverse Murcia Region in Spain and multilevel regression models for count data to estimate P. perniciosus abundance in relation to environmental and anthropic factors. METHODS: Twenty-five dog and sheep premises were sampled for sand flies using adhesive and light-attraction traps, from late May to early October 2015...
April 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416793/seismic-anisotropy-of-the-d%C3%A2-layer-induced-by-001-deformation-of-post-perovskite
#3
Xiang Wu, Jung-Fu Lin, Pamela Kaercher, Zhu Mao, Jin Liu, Hans-Rudolf Wenk, Vitali B Prakapenka
Crystallographic preferred orientation (CPO) of post-perovskite (Mg,Fe)SiO3 (pPv) has been believed to be one potential source of the seismic anisotropic layer at the bottom of the lower mantle (D″ layer). However, the natural CPO of pPv remains ambiguous in the D″ layer. Here we have carried out the deformation experiments of pPv-(Mg0.75,Fe0.25)SiO3 using synchrotron radial X-ray diffraction in a membrane-driven laser-heated diamond anvil cell from 135 GPa and 2,500 K to 154 GPa and 3,000 K. Our results show that the intrinsic texture of pPv-(Mg0...
April 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414285/-analysis-of-gene-expression-pattern-in-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-during-experimental-heat-wave
#4
E S Feoktistova, A V Skamrov, L E Goryunova, G L Khaspekov, M K Osyaeva, O V Rodnenkov, R Sh Beabealashvilli
The conditions of Moscow 2010 summer heat wave were simulated in an accommodation module. Six healthy men aged from 22 to 46 years stayed in the module for 30 days. Measurements of gene expression in peripheral blood leukocytes before, during and 3 day after simulated heat wave were performed using qRT-PCR. We observed a shift in the expression level of certain genes after heat exposure for a long time, and rapid return to the initial level, when volunteers leaved the accommodation module. Eight genes were chosen to form the "heat expression signature"...
March 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413682/multi-focal-hifu-reduces-cavitation-in-mild-hyperthermia
#5
Vandiver Chaplin, Charles F Caskey
BACKGROUND: Mild-hyperthermia therapy (40-45 °C) with high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a technique being considered in a number of different treatments such as thermally activated drug delivery, immune-stimulation, and as a chemotherapy adjuvant. Mechanical damage and loss of cell viability associated with HIFU-induced acoustic cavitation may pose a risk during these treatments or may hinder their success. Here we present a method that achieves mild heating and reduces cavitation by using a multi-focused HIFU beam...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413356/propagation-of-combustion-waves-in-the-shell-core-energetic-materials-with-external-heat-losses
#6
V V Gubernov, V N Kudryumov, A V Kolobov, A A Polezhaev
In this paper, the properties and stability of combustion waves propagating in the composite solid energetic material of the shell-core type are numerically investigated within the one-dimensional diffusive-thermal model with heat losses to the surroundings. The flame speed is calculated as a function of the parameters of the model. The boundaries of stability are determined in the space of parameters by solving the linear stability problem and direct integration of the governing non-stationary equations. The results are compared with the characteristics of the combustion waves in pure solid fuel...
March 2017: Proceedings. Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409955/divergent-and-ultrahigh-thermal-conductivity-in-millimeter-long-nanotubes
#7
Victor Lee, Chi-Hsun Wu, Zong-Xing Lou, Wei-Li Lee, Chih-Wei Chang
Low-dimensional materials could display anomalous thermal conduction that the thermal conductivity (κ) diverges with increasing lengths, in ways inconceivable in any bulk materials. However, previous theoretical or experimental investigations were plagued with many finite-size effects, rendering the results either indirect or inconclusive. Indeed, investigations on the anomalous thermal conduction must demand the sample length to be sufficiently long so that the phenomena could emerge from unwanted finite-size effects...
March 31, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408306/heart-failure-and-thermoregulatory-control-can-patients-with-heart-failure-handle-the-heat
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REVIEW
Bryce N Balmain, Surendran Sabapathy, Ollie Jay, Julie Adsett, Glenn M Stewart, Rohan Jayasinghe, Norman R Morris
Upon heat exposure, the thermoregulatory system evokes reflex increases in sweating and skin blood flow responses to facilitate heat dissipation and maintain heat balance to prevent the continuing rise in core temperature. These heat dissipating responses are mediated primarily by autonomic and cardiovascular adjustments; which if attenuated, may compromise thermoregulatory control. In patients with heart failure (HF), the neurohumoral and cardiovascular dysfunction that underpins this condition may potentially impair thermoregulatory responses and, consequently, place these patients at a greater risk of heat-related illness...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407537/co2-emissions-from-the-2010-russian-wildfires-using-gosat-data
#9
Meng Guo, Jing Li, Jiawei Xu, Xiufeng Wang, Hongshi He, Li Wu
In the summer of 2010, more than 6 hundred wildfires broke out in western Russia because of an unprecedented intense heat wave that resulted from strong atmospheric blocking. The present study evaluated the CO2 emissions using GOSAT (Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite) data from July 23 to August 18, 2010 for western Russia. The results demonstrated that the GOSAT CAI (Cloud and Aerosol Imager) was well-suited for the identification of smoke plumes and that the GOSAT FTS (Fourier-Transform Spectrometer) TIR (Thermal InfraRed) could be used to calculate the height of the plumes at approximately 800 hPa (1...
April 10, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407135/pro-heat-stress-as-a-potential-etiology-of-mesoamerican-and-sri-lankan-nephropathy-a-late-night-consult-with-sherlock-holmes
#10
Richard J Johnson
Epidemics of chronic kidney disease are now recognized in Central America, Mexico, India and Sri Lanka, and there is also some evidence that similar epidemics may be occurring in the USA, Thailand and elsewhere. A common denominator for each location is manually working outside in extremely hot environments. Here we review the evidence that the primary etiology may be heat stress related to repeated subclinical or clinical acute kidney injury that eventually manifests as chronic kidney disease. In some aspects, the disease may manifest as subclinical heat stroke, subclinical rhabdomyolysis or a subclinical tumor lysis syndrome...
April 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403613/thermal-transport-at-solid-liquid-interfaces-high-pressure-facilitates-heat-flow-through-nonlocal-liquid-structuring
#11
Haoxue Han, Samy Mérabia, Florian Müller-Plathe
The integration of three-dimensional microelectronics is hampered by overheating issues inherent to state-of-the-art integrated circuits. Fundamental understanding of heat transfer across soft-solid interfaces is important for developing efficient heat dissipation capabilities. At the microscopic scale, the formation of a dense liquid layer at the solid-liquid interface decreases the interfacial heat resistance. We show through molecular dynamics simulations of n-perfluorohexane on a generic wettable surface that enhancement of the liquid structure beyond a single adsorbed layer drastically enhances interfacial heat conductance...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401629/a-1-470%C3%A2-nm-diode-laser-in-stapedotomy-mechanical-thermal-and-acoustic-effects
#12
Simone P C Koenraads, Tjeerd de Boorder, Wilko Grolman, Digna M A Kamalski
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Multiple laser systems have been investigated for their use in stapes surgery in patients with otosclerosis. The diode 1,470 nm laser used in this study is an attractive laser system because it is easily transported and relatively inexpensive in use. This wavelength has relative high absorption in water. This study aimed to investigate the mechanical, thermal, and acoustic effects of the diode 1,470 nm laser on a stapes in an inner ear model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experiments were performed in an inner ear model including fresh frozen human stapes...
April 11, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401627/development-of-semiconducting-polymer-nanoparticles-for-photoacoustic-imaging
#13
REVIEW
Dong Cui, Chen Xie, Kanyi Pu
Semiconducting polymer nanoparticles (SPNs) have evolved into a new class of photonic materials with great potential for biomedical applications. Depending on the polymer structures, SPNs can be developed into optical agents for fluorescence and chemiluminescence imaging, photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy, and heat converters for photothermal therapy. In this feature article, recent work is summarized on the development of SPNs for in vivo photoacoustic (PA) imaging, a state-of-the-art imaging modality that converts light energy into mechanical acoustic waves to provide deep tissue penetration...
April 12, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400024/impact-of-a-combined-processing-technology-involving-ultrasound-and-pulsed-light-on-structural-and-physiological-changes-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-ke-162-in-apple-juice
#14
Mariana Ferrario, Sandra Guerrero
This study analyzed the effect of single ultrasound (US) (600 W, 20 kHz and 95.2 μm wave amplitude, 10 or 30 min at 20 or 44 ± 1 °C), or combined with pulsed light technology (PL) with controlled heat build-up (Xenon lamp, 3 pulses/s, 71.6 J/cm(2), temperature ranges: 2-20 ± 1 °C and 44-56 ± 1 °C) on the inactivation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae KE 162 cells in commercial (pH: 3.5 ± 0.1; 12.5 ± 0.1 °Brix) and freshly pressed (pH: 3.4 ± 0.1; 12.6 ± 0.1 °Brix) apple juices...
August 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398156/a-simulated-heat-wave-has-diverse-effects-on-immune-function-and-oxidative-physiology-in-the-corn-snake-pantherophis-guttatus
#15
Z R Stahlschmidt, S S French, A Ahn, A Webb, M W Butler
Animals will continue to encounter increasingly warm environments, including more frequent and intense heat waves. Yet the physiological consequences of heat waves remain equivocal, potentially because of variation in adaptive plasticity (reversible acclimation) and/or aspects of experimental design. Thus, we measured a suite of physiological variables in the corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) after exposure to field-parameterized, fluctuating temperature regimes (moderate temperature and heat wave treatments) to address two hypotheses: (1) a heat wave causes physiological stress, and (2) thermal performance of immune function exhibits adaptive plasticity in response to a heat wave...
July 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389880/role-of-climate-in-the-spread-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-infection-among-children
#16
Fiorella Acquaotta, Gianluigi Ardissino, Simona Fratianni, Michela Perrone
Haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS) is a rare disease mainly affecting children that develops as a complication of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection. It is characterised by acute kidney injury, platelet consumption and mechanical destruction of red blood cells (haemolysis). In order to test the working hypothesis that the spread of the infection is influenced by specific climatic conditions, we analysed all of the identified cases of infection occurring between June 2010 and December 2013 in four provinces of Lombardy, Italy (Milano, Monza Brianza, Varese and Brescia), in which a STEC surveillance system has been developed as part of a preventive programme...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388909/hospitalizations-for-heat-stress-illness-varies-between-rural-and-urban-areas-an-analysis-of-illinois-data-1987-2014
#17
Jyotsna S Jagai, Elena Grossman, Livia Navon, Apostolis Sambanis, Samuel Dorevitch
BACKGROUND: The disease burden due to heat-stress illness (HSI), which can result in significant morbidity and mortality, is expected to increase as the climate continues to warm. In the United States (U.S.) much of what is known about HSI epidemiology is from analyses of urban heat waves. There is limited research addressing whether HSI hospitalization risk varies between urban and rural areas, nor is much known about additional diagnoses of patients hospitalized for HSI. METHODS: Hospitalizations in Illinois for HSI (ICD-9-CM codes 992...
April 7, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388095/biomimetic-bacterial-identification-platform-based-on-thermal-wave-transport-analysis-twta-through-surface-imprinted-polymers
#18
Erik Steen Redeker, Kasper Eersels, Onno Akkermans, Jeroen Royakkers, Simba Dyson, Kunya Nurekeyeva, Beniamino Ferrando, Peter Cornelis, Marloes Peeters, Patrick Wagner, Hanne Diliën, Bart van Grinsven, Thomas Jan Cleij
This paper introduces a novel bacterial identification assay based on thermal wave analysis through surface-imprinted polymers (SIPs). Aluminum chips are coated with SIPs, serving as synthetic cell receptors that have been combined previously with the heat-transfer method (HTM) for the selective detection of bacteria. In this work, the concept of bacterial identification is extended toward the detection of nine different bacterial species. In addition, a novel sensing approach, thermal wave transport analysis (TWTA), is introduced, which analyzes the propagation of a thermal wave through a functional interface...
April 11, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384570/effect-modification-of-individual-and-regional-scale-characteristics-on-heat-wave-related-mortality-rates-between-2009-and-2012-in-seoul-south-korea
#19
REVIEW
E-Jin Kim, Ho Kim
Many studies have investigated the associations between heat waves, ambient temperature, cold spells, and mortality or morbidity. Some studies have utilized effect modification to reveal the factors that increase an individual's susceptibility to temperature extremes, which can then be used to reshape public policy. In this study, we used a time-stratified case-crossover technique to examine how individual- and regional-scale characteristics modified heat wave-related impacts on mortality rates in Seoul, South Korea, between 2009 and 2012...
April 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384428/stress-responses-to-heat-exposure-in-three-species-of-australian-desert-birds
#20
Shangzhe Xie, L Michael Romero, Zaw Win Htut, Todd J McWhorter
Birds need to respond to weather changes quickly and appropriately for their own well-being and survival. The inability to respond appropriately to heat waves can be fatal to individual birds and can translate into large-scale mortality events. We investigated corticosterone (CORT) and heterophil∶lymphocyte (H∶L) ratio responses of budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata), and diamond doves (Geopelia cuneata) to heat exposures. The birds were exposed to a temperature similar to what they experience during a typical summer day (35°C) and a higher temperature (45°C) similar to that experienced during a heat wave...
May 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
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