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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092011/microbubble-moving-in-blood-flow-in-microchannels-effect-on-the-cell-free-layer-and-cell-local-concentration
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David Bento, Lúcia Sousa, Tomoko Yaginuma, Valdemar Garcia, Rui Lima, João M Miranda
Gas embolisms can hinder blood flow and lead to occlusion of the vessels and ischemia. Bubbles in microvessels circulate as tubular bubbles (Taylor bubbles) and can be trapped, blocking the normal flow of blood. To understand how Taylor bubbles flow in microcirculation, in particular, how bubbles disturb the blood flow at the scale of blood cells, experiments were performed in microchannels at a low Capillary number. Bubbles moving with a stream of in vitro blood were filmed with the help of a high-speed camera...
March 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072733/efficacy-and-safety-of-puerarin-injection-in-curing-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#2
Qing-Hua Zheng, Xiao-Li Li, Zhi-Gang Mei, Li Xiong, Qing-Xian Mei, Jin-Feng Wang, Ling-Jing Tan, Song-Bai Yang, Zhi-Tao Feng
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicated that the puerarin injection has been widely employed in China for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. We aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the puerarin injection for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in PUBMED, EMBASE, SPRINGER LINK, Scopus, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), VIP Journals Database, Wanfang database and the China Biological Medicine database before November 2016, randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) of puerarin injection treating acute ischemic stroke were included...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069504/ph-sensitive-peptide-hydrogel-for-glucose-responsive-insulin-delivery
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Xue Li, Mian Fu, Jun Wu, Chenyu Zhang, Xin Deng, Arvind Dhinakar, Wenlong Huang, Hai Qian, Liang Ge
: Glucose-responsive system is one of important options for self-regulated insulin delivery to treat diabetes, which has become an issue of great public health concern in the world. In this study, we developed a novel and biocompatible glucose-responsive insulin delivery system using a pH-sensitive peptide hydrogel as a carrier loaded with glucose oxidase, catalase and insulin. The peptide could self-assemble into hydrogel under physiological conditions. When hypoglycemia is encountered, neighboring alkaline amino acid side chains are significantly repulsed due to reduced local pH by the enzymatic conversion of glucose into glucoinc acid...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040374/the-rheopathobiology-of-plasmodium-vivax-and-other-important-primate-malaria-parasites
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REVIEW
Bruce M Russell, Brian M Cooke
Our current understanding of how malaria parasites remodel their host red blood cells (RBCs) and ultimately cause disease is largely based on studies of Plasmodium falciparum. In this review, we expand our knowledge to include what is currently known about pathophysiological changes to RBCs that are infected by non-falciparum malaria parasites. We highlight the potential folly of making generalizations about the rheology of malaria infection, and emphasize the need for more systematic studies into the erythrocytic biology of non-falciparum malaria parasites...
December 28, 2016: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009312/changes-in-tooth-hard-tissue-minerali-zation-and-blood-rheology-in-healthy-adolescents-and-those-with-thyroid-dysfunction
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S Beriashvili, M Nikolaishvili, M Mantskava, N Momtsemlidze, K Franchuk
Thyroid dysfunction causes spreading and development of caries in the teeth and changes in periodontal tissues. In addition, it causes changes in peripheral blood flow and mineralization, local transcapillary metabolism causes changes in blood rheology. There are only few works in this direction and, therefore, the purpose of our research was to find out how the mineralization and the rheological properties of blood are changed in lesion of periodontal tissue on a background of thyroid dysfunction. Accordingly, the stomatological study was conducted in 75 adolescents aged 12-18 years by the standard method, recommended by the World Health Organization...
November 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000689/comparison-of-flax-linum-usitatissimum-and-salba-chia-salvia-hispanica-l-seeds-on-postprandial-glycemia-and-satiety-in-healthy-individuals-a-randomized-controlled-crossover-study
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V Vuksan, L Choleva, E Jovanovski, A L Jenkins, F Au-Yeung, A G Dias, H V T Ho, A Zurbau, L Duvnjak
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Flax and Salba-chia seeds have risen in popularity owing to their favorable nutrient composition, including a high fiber content. Despite having comparable nutritional profiles, preliminary observations suggest differences in gelling properties, an attribute that may alter the kinetics of food digestion. Thus, we compared the effect of two seeds on postprandial glycemia and satiety scores. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Fifteen healthy participants (M/F: 5/10; age: 23...
December 21, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987825/a-composite-chitosan-gelatin-bi-layered-biomimetic-macroporous-scaffold-for-blood-vessel-tissue-engineering
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Ravindra V Badhe, Divya Bijukumar, Dharmesh R Chejara, Mostafa Mabrouk, Yahya E Choonara, Pradeep Kumar, Lisa C du Toit, Pierre P D Kondiah, Viness Pillay
A composite chitosan-gelatin macroporous hydrogel-based scaffold with bi-layered tubular architecture was engineered by solvent casting-co-particulate leaching. The scaffold constituted an inner macroporous layer concealed by a non-porous outer layer mimicking the 3D matrix of blood vessels with cellular adhesion and proliferation. The scaffold was evaluated for its morphological, physicochemical, physicomechanical and biodurability properties employing SEM, FTIR, DSC, XRD, porositometry, rheology and texture analysis...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966894/microrheological-coagulation-assay-exploiting-micromechanical-resonators
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Francesco Padovani, James Duffy, Martin Hegner
Rheological measurements in biological liquids yield insights into homeostasis and provide information on important molecular processes that affect fluidity. We present a fully automated cantilever-based method for highly precise and sensitive measurements of microliter sample volumes of human blood plasma coagulation (0.009 cP for viscosity range 0.5-3 cP and 0.0012 g/cm(3) for density range 0.9-1.1 g/cm(3)). Microcantilever arrays are driven by a piezoelectric element, and resonance frequencies and quality factors of sensors that change over time are evaluated...
December 14, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935551/organotypic-soft-tissue-co-cultures-morphological-changes-in-microvascular-endothelial-tubes-after-incubation-with%C3%A2-iodinated-contrast-media
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S Kaessmeyer, J Sehl, M Khiao In, B Hiebl, R Merle, F Jung, R P Franke, J Plendl
INTRODUCTION: Clinical complications like thrombosis or anaphylaxis have been described to go along with the intra-venous or intra-arterial injection of iodinated contrast media (CM). It has been suggested that the administration of CM affects rheological parameters and thereby causes reduced blood velocity in microvessels. In vitro studies revealed significant buckling of endothelial cells after exposure to CM reducing the lumen of vessels. The aim of this study was to test the influence of CM on three-dimensional microvascular tubules with open lumina within an organotypic soft-tissue co-culture assay in vitro...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889956/red-blood-cell-function-and-dysfunction-redox-regulation-nitric-oxide-metabolism-anemia
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Viktoria Kuhn, Lukas Diederich, T C Stevenson Keller Iv, Christian M Kramer, Wiebke Lückstädt, Christina Panknin, Tatsiana Suvorava, Brant Isakson, Malte Kelm, Miriam Margherita Cortese-Krott
SIGNIFICANCE: Recent clinical evidence identified anemia to be correlated with severe complications of cardiovascular disease such as bleeding, thromboembolic events, stroke, hypertension, arrhythmias, as well as inflammation, particularly in elderly patients. The underlying mechanisms of these complications are largely unidentified. Recent Advances: Previously, red blood cells (RBCs) were considered exclusively as transporters of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. More recent experimental evidence indicates that RBCs are important inter-organ communication systems with additional functions, including participation in control of systemic NO metabolism, redox regulation, blood rheology and viscosity...
November 27, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889474/the-von-willebrand-factor-a1-collagen-iii-interaction-is-independent-of-conformation-and-type-2-von-willebrand-disease-phenotype
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Venkata R Machha, Alexander Tischer, Laurie Moon-Tasson, Matthew Auton
The blood von Willebrand factor (VWF) mediates platelet adhesion to injured vessels by sequestering platelets from blood flow and depositing them to collagen and other exposed subendothelial matrix proteins. This process of capturing platelets to facilitate formation of platelet plugs occurs through transient interactions with platelet glycoprotein Ibα via the VWF A1 domain which also binds collagen. Using a conformationally diverse collection of natively folded and mutation-induced misfolded von Willebrand disease (VWD) variants, we test a recently proposed affinity up-regulation hypothesis which states that collagen binding changes the conformation of the A1 domain to a high-affinity GPIbα binding competent state...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889443/the-application-of-silicon-sol-gel-technology-to-forensic-blood-substitute-development-mimicking-aspects-of-whole-human-blood-rheology
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Theresa Stotesbury, Mike Illes, Paul Wilson, Andrew J Vreugdenhil
Solution-gelation chemistry has promising applications in forensic synthetic blood substitute development. This research offers a silicon-based sol-gel approach to creating stable materials that share similar rheological properties to that of whole human blood samples. Room temperature, high water content, silicon sol-gels were created using the organosilane precursors 3-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane and tetraethylorthosilicate along with various concentrations of filler and pigment. Shear-thinning non-Newtonian properties were observed within most formulations of the presented materials...
November 15, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878206/new-findings-on-venous-thrombogenesis
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James R Byrnes, Alisa S Wolberg
Venous thrombosis (VT) is the third most common cause of cardiovascular death worldwide. Complications from VT and pulmonary embolism are the leading cause of lost disability-adjusted life years. Risks include genetic (e.g., non-O blood group, activated protein C resistance, hyperprothrombinemia) and acquired (e.g., age, surgery, cancer, pregnancy, immobilisation, female hormone use) factors. Pathophysiologic mechanisms that promote VT are incompletely understood, but involve abnormalities in blood coagulability, vessel function, and flow (so-called Virchow's Triad)...
November 23, 2016: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872015/self-hardening-and-thermoresponsive-alpha-tricalcium-phosphate-pluronic-pastes
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Yassine Maazouz, Edgar B Montufar, Julien Malbert, Montserrat Espanol, Maria-Pau Ginebra
: Although calcium phosphate cements (CPCs) are used for bone regeneration in a wide range of clinical applications, various physicochemical phenomena are known to hinder their potential use in minimally invasive surgery or in highly vascularized surgical sites, mainly because of their lack of injectability or their low washout resistance. The present work shows that the combination of CPCs with an inverse-thermoresponsive hydrogel is a good strategy for finely tuning the cohesive and rheological properties of CPCs to achieve clinical acceptable injectability to prevent phase separation during implantation and cohesion to avoid washout of the paste...
November 18, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867728/label-free-measurement-of-retinal-blood-cell-flux-velocity-hematocrit-and-capillary-width-in-the-living-mouse-eye
#15
A Guevara-Torres, A Joseph, J B Schallek
Measuring blood cell dynamics within the capillaries of the living eye provides crucial information regarding the health of the microvascular network. To date, the study of single blood cell movement in this network has been obscured by optical aberrations, hindered by weak optical contrast, and often required injection of exogenous fluorescent dyes to perform measurements. Here we present a new strategy to non-invasively image single blood cells in the living mouse eye without contrast agents. Eye aberrations were corrected with an adaptive optics camera coupled with a fast, 15 kHz scanned beam orthogonal to a capillary of interest...
October 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834220/red-cells-dynamic-morphologies-govern-blood-shear-thinning-under-microcirculatory-flow-conditions
#16
Luca Lanotte, Johannes Mauer, Simon Mendez, Dmitry A Fedosov, Jean-Marc Fromental, Viviana Claveria, Franck Nicoud, Gerhard Gompper, Manouk Abkarian
Blood viscosity decreases with shear stress, a property essential for an efficient perfusion of the vascular tree. Shear thinning is intimately related to the dynamics and mutual interactions of RBCs, the major component of blood. Because of the lack of knowledge about the behavior of RBCs under physiological conditions, the link between RBC dynamics and blood rheology remains unsettled. We performed experiments and simulations in microcirculatory flow conditions of viscosity, shear rates, and volume fractions, and our study reveals rich RBC dynamics that govern shear thinning...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830156/administration-of-traditional-chinese-blood-circulation-activating-drugs-for-microvascular-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#17
REVIEW
Lisha He, Han Wang, Chengjuan Gu, Xinhui He, Linhua Zhao, Xiaolin Tong
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an important complementary strategy for treating diabetes mellitus (DM) in China. Traditional Chinese blood circulation activating drugs are intended to guide an overall approach to the prevention and treatment of microvascular complications of DM. The core mechanism is related to the protection of the vascular endothelium and the basement membrane. Here, we reviewed the scientific evidence underpinning the use of blood circulation activating drugs to prevent and treat DM-induced microvascular complications, including diabetic nephropathy (DN), diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), and diabetic retinopathy (DR)...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814286/microcirculation-and-blood-rheology-abnormalities-in-chronic-heart-failure
#18
Irina Tikhomirova, Elena Petrochenko, Alexei Muravyov, Yulia Malysheva, Alexandr Petrochenko, Vladimir Yakusevich, Anna Oslyakova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802209/comparative-study-between-microvascular-tone-regulation-and-rheological-properties-of-blood-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#19
N Antonova, K Tsiberkin, S Podtaev, V Paskova, I Velcheva, N Chaushev
The aim of the study is to investigate the changes of the skin blood flow responses to cold stress in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 through wavelet analysis of the peripheral skin temperature oscillations and to estimate their relationship with the blood viscosity values. The amplitudes of the skin temperature pulsations (ASTP) were monitored by "Microtest" device ("FM-Diagnostics", Russia); the whole blood viscosity and the shear stresses were measured by Contraves LS30 viscometer, (Switzerland) at a steady flow in 9 healthy subjects and in 30 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792046/ivabradine-attenuates-the-microcirculatory-derangements-evoked-by-experimental-sepsis
#20
Marcos L Miranda, Michelle M Balarini, Daniela S Balthazar, Lorena S Paes, Maria-Carolina S Santos, Eliete Bouskela
BACKGROUND: Experimental data suggest that ivabradine, an inhibitor of the pacemaker current in sinoatrial node, exerts beneficial effects on endothelial cell function, but it is unclear if this drug could prevent microcirculatory dysfunction in septic subjects, improving tissue perfusion and reducing organ failure. Therefore, this study was designed to characterize the microcirculatory effects of ivabradine on a murine model of abdominal sepsis using intravital videomicroscopy. METHODS: Twenty-eight golden Syrian hamsters were allocated in four groups: sham-operated animals, nontreated septic animals, septic animals treated with saline, and septic animals treated with ivabradine (2...
January 2017: Anesthesiology
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