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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226574/a-temperature-controlled-glove-with-non-invasive-arterial-pulse-sensing-for-active-neuro-vascular-assessment
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Andrew M Carek, Omer T Inan, Andrew M Carek, Omer T Inan, Andrew M Carek, Omer T Inan
A non-invasive, active neuro-vascular assessment system was developed using a modified temperature-controlled glove and feedback techniques. The glove incorporates local heating and cooling of the hand using multi-point skin temperature measurements as feedback, and thereby induces local and central mechanisms involved in thermoregulation. Electrocardiogram (ECG), photoplethysmogram (PPG) and non-invasive finger-cuff based blood pressure (BP) measurements were used to monitor electrophysiology and hemodynamic changes in response to temperature modulation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217292/oxygen-or-cooling-to-make-a-decision-after-acute-ischemia-stroke
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REVIEW
Wen-Cao Liu, Xin-Chun Jin
The presence of a salvageable penumbra, a region of ischemic brain tissue with sufficient energy for short-term survival, has been widely agreed as the premise for thrombolytic therapy with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), which remains the only United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for acute ischemia stroke. However, the use of tPA has been profoundly constrained due to its narrow therapeutic time window and the increased risk of potentially deadly hemorrhagic transformation (HT)...
October 2016: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215136/protocol-and-statistical-analysis-plan-for-the-randomised-evaluation-of-active-control-of-temperature-versus-ordinary-temperature-management-reactor-trial
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Paul J Young, Michael J Bailey, Richard W Beasley, Ross C Freebairn, Naomi E Hammond, Frank M P van Haren, Meg L Harward, Seton J Henderson, Diane M Mackle, Colin J McArthur, Shay P McGuinness, John A Myburgh, Manoj K Saxena, Anne Turner, Steve A R Webb, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: Body temperature can be reduced in febrile patients in the intensive care unit using medicines and physical cooling devices, but it is not known whether systematically preventing and treating fever reduces body temperature compared with standard care. OBJECTIVE: To describe the study protocol and statistical analysis plan for the Randomised Evaluation of Active Control of Temperature versus Ordinary Temperature Management (REACTOR) trial. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Protocol for a phase II, multicentre trial to be conducted in Australian and New Zealand ICUs admitting adult patients...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205415/microfluidic-screening-reveals-heparan-sulfate-enhances-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-growth-by-modulating-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-transport
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Drew M Titmarsh, Clarissa L L Tan, Nick R Glass, Victor Nurcombe, Justin J Cooper-White, Simon M Cool
Cost-effective expansion of human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (hMSCs) remains a key challenge for their widespread clinical deployment. Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) is a key hMSC mitogen often supplemented to increase hMSC growth rates. However, hMSCs also produce endogenous FGF-2, which critically interacts with cell surface heparan sulfate (HS). We assessed the interplay of FGF-2 with a heparan sulfate variant (HS8) engineered to bind FGF-2 and potentiate its activity. Bone marrow-derived hMSCs were screened in perfused microbioreactor arrays (MBAs), showing that HS8 (50 μg/ml) increased hMSC proliferation and cell number after 3 days, with an effect equivalent to FGF-2 (50 ng/ml)...
February 16, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195565/robust-ferromagnetism-carried-by-antiferromagnetic-domain-walls
#5
Hishiro T Hirose, Jun-Ichi Yamaura, Zenji Hiroi
Ferroic materials, such as ferromagnetic or ferroelectric materials, have been utilized as recording media for memory devices. A recent trend for downsizing, however, requires an alternative, because ferroic orders tend to become unstable for miniaturization. The domain wall nanoelectronics is a new developing direction for next-generation devices, in which atomic domain walls, rather than conventional, large domains themselves, are the active elements. Here we show that atomically thin magnetic domain walls generated in the antiferromagnetic insulator Cd2Os2O7 carry unusual ferromagnetic moments perpendicular to the wall as well as electron conductivity: the ferromagnetic moments are easily polarized even by a tiny field of 1 mT at high temperature, while, once cooled down, they are surprisingly robust even in an inverse magnetic field of 7 T...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192610/salmonella-inactivation-during-extrusion-of-an-oat-flour-model-food
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Nathan M Anderson, Susanne E Keller, Niharika Mishra, Shannon Pickens, Dana Gradl, Tim Hartter, Galen Rokey, Christopher Dohl, Brian Plattner, Stuart Chirtel, Elizabeth M Grasso-Kelley
Little research exists on Salmonella inactivation during extrusion processing, yet many outbreaks associated with low water activity foods since 2006 were linked to extruded foods. The aim of this research was to study Salmonella inactivation during extrusion of a model cereal product. Oat flour was inoculated with Salmonella enterica serovar Agona, an outbreak strain isolated from puffed cereals, and processed using a single-screw extruder at a feed rate of 75 kg/h and a screw speed of 500 rpm. Extrudate samples were collected from the barrel outlet in sterile bags and immediately cooled in an ice-water bath...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187702/adaptation-response-of-pseudomonas-fragi-on-refrigerated-solid-matrix-to-a-moderate-electric-field
#7
Wenbo Chen, Honghai Hu, Chunjiang Zhang, Feng Huang, Dequan Zhang, Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Moderate electric field (MEF) technology is a promising food preservation strategy since it relies on physical properties-rather than chemical additives-to preserve solid cellular foods during storage. However, the effectiveness of long-term MEF exposure on the psychrotrophic microorganisms responsible for the food spoilage at cool temperatures remains unclear. RESULTS: The spoilage-associated psychrotroph Pseudomonas fragi MC16 was obtained from pork samples stored at 7 °C...
February 10, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187659/a-new-tropical-montane-firefly-genus-and-species-active-during-winter-and-endemic-to-the-southeastern-atlantic-rainforest-coleoptera-lampyridae
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Luiz Felipe Lima DA Silveira, José Ricardo Miras Mermudes
Here we describe Araucariocladus hiems gen. et sp. nov. (Lampyridae: Amydetinae), a firefly species endemic to high montane forests, and occurring during June, a relatively cool and dry month in the Southeastern Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil. We tentatively place it in Psilocladina McDermott, and discuss the limitations of its classification. We also provide illustrations of key structural features of the new taxa and discuss its affinities.
January 17, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186494/oscillatory-pattern-of-acral-skin-blood-flow-within-thermoneutral-zone-in-healthy-humans
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Maja Elstad, Ilias Zilakos, Tone Bergersen
OBJECTIVE: The acral skin contains arteriovenous anastomoses, which probably is the main part of skin microcirculation for blood flow adjustments and thermoregulation in the thermoneutral zone. The objective was to investigate if an increase in sympathetic activation during cooling influences the oscillatory pattern of acral skin blood flow. APPROACH: We had measurements of bilateral acral skin blood flow (n=12) during lowering of ambient temperature from 32°C to 18°C...
February 10, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183632/a-potential-bioactive-wound-dressing-based-on-carboxymethyl-cellulose-zno-impregnated-mcm-41-nanocomposite-hydrogel
#10
Rasul Rakhshaei, Hassan Namazi
Lack of antibacterial activity, deficient water vapor and oxygen permeability, and insufficient mechanical properties are disadvantages of existing wound dressings. Hydrogels could absorb wound exudates due to their strong swelling ratio and give a cooling sensation and a wet environment. To overcome these shortcomings, flexible nanocomposite hydrogel films was prepared through combination of zinc oxide impregnated mesoporous silica (ZnO-MCM-41) as a nano drug carrier with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) hydrogel...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183052/electronic-structure-of-the-polar-molecules-xf-x-be-mg-ca-with-rovibrational-and-dipole-moment-calculations
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Nayla El-Kork, Nariman Abu El Kher, Farah Korjieh, John Anwar Chtay, Mahmoud Korek
A theoretical investigation for the feasibility of laser-cooling is performed through the calculation of accurate potential energy curves, static dipole moments, spectroscopic constants and rovibrational calculations for 24, 26 and 27 highly excited electronic states for BeF, CaF and MgF molecules respectively. In order to understand the electronic structure of their lowest lying electronic states and to learn the characteristic behavior of their chemical bonding, a high level of calculation is realized by using the complete active space self-consistent field (CASSCF) with multi-reference configuration interaction MRCI method including single and double excitations with Davidson correction (+Q) for the three considered molecules...
January 24, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182054/design-formulation-and-physicochemical-evaluation-of-periodontal-propolis-mucoadhesive-gel
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Abolfazl Aslani, Negar Malekpour
BACKGROUND: Periodontitis is a disease of tooth supporting tissues, and Gram-negative Bacteria are the main cause of this. Propolis has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects due to its high polyphenol and flavonoids content. The aim of this study is the formulation of a mucoadhesive gel containing concentrated extract of propolis for treatment of periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Formulations containing carbopol 940, sodium carboxymethylcellulose (NaCMC), hydroxypropyl methylcellulose K4M, and propolis extract were prepared...
November 2016: Dental Research Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181795/water-responsive-shape-recovery-induced-buckling-in-biodegradable-photo-cross-linked-poly-ethylene-glycol-peg-hydrogel
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Abhijit Vijay Salvekar, Wei Min Huang, Rui Xiao, Yee Shan Wong, Subbu S Venkatraman, Kiang Hiong Tay, Ze Xiang Shen
The phenomenon of recovering the permanent shape from a severely deformed temporary shape, but only in the presence of the right stimulus, is known as the shape memory effect (SME). Materials with such an interesting effect are known as shape memory materials (SMMs). Typical stimuli to trigger shape recovery include temperature (heating or cooling), chemical (including water/moisture and pH value), and light. As a SMM is able not only to maintain the temporary shape but also to respond to the right stimulus when it is applied, via shape-shifting, a seamless integration of sensing and actuation functions is achieved within one single piece of material...
February 9, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177746/preliminary-safety-analysis-of-high-intensity-interval-training-hiit-in-persons-with-chronic-stroke
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Daniel L Carl, Pierce Boyne, Bradley Rockwell, Myron Gerson, Jane Khoury, Brett Kissela, Kari Dunning
The purpose of this study was to assess safety via electrocardiographic (ECG), blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), and orthopedic responses to 3 different high-intensity interval training (HIIT) protocols in persons with stroke. Eighteen participants (10 male; 61.9 + 8.3 years of age; 5.8 + 4.2 years poststroke) completed a symptom-limited graded exercise test (GXT) with ECG monitoring to screen for eligibility and determine HR peak. The 3 HIIT protocols involved repeated 30 s bursts of treadmill walking at maximum speed alternated with rest periods of 30 s (P30), 1 min (P60), or 2 min (P120)...
November 21, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177004/vibrationally-resolved-spectroscopic-studies-of-electronically-excited-states-of-1-8-naphthalic-anhydride-and-1-8-naphthalimide-a-delicate-interplay-between-one-%C3%AF-%C3%AF-and-two-n%C3%AF-states
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Elena Maltseva, Saeed Amirjalayer, Wybren Jan Buma
The spectroscopic and dynamic properties of the lower electronically excited states of 1,8-naphthalic anhydride and 1,8-naphthalimide have been studied in supersonically cooled molecular beams using nanosecond Resonance Enhanced MultiPhoton Ionization (REMPI) spectroscopic techniques in combination with quantum chemical calculations. The excitation spectra of these compounds show near - and even below - the apparent 0-0 transition to a strongly allowed electronic state, previously assigned as the S1(2(1)A1(ππ*)) state, a plethora of vibronic transitions that cannot simply be rationalized in terms of the Franck-Condon vibronic activity of that particular state...
February 8, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176434/network-level-assessment-of-reward-related-activation-in-patients-with-adhd-and-healthy-individuals
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Daniel von Rhein, Christian F Beckmann, Barbara Franke, Jaap Oosterlaan, Dirk J Heslenfeld, Pieter J Hoekstra, Catharina A Hartman, Marjolein Luman, Stephen V Faraone, Roshan Cools, Jan K Buitelaar, Maarten Mennes
INTRODUCTION: Reward processing is a key aspect of cognitive control processes, putatively instantiated by mesolimbic and mesocortical brain circuits. Deficient signaling within these circuits has been associated with psychopathology. We applied a network discovery approach to assess specific functional networks associated with reward processing in participants with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: To describe task-related processes in terms of integrated functional networks, we applied independent component analysis (ICA) to task response maps of 60 healthy participants who performed a monetary incentive delay (MID) task...
February 8, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170103/effectiveness-and-cost-of-reducing-particle-related-mortality-with-particle-filtration
#17
William J Fisk, Wanyu R Chan
This paper evaluates the mortality-related benefits and costs of improvements in particle filtration in U.S. homes and commercial buildings based on models with empirical inputs. The models account for time spent in various environments as well as activity levels and associated breathing rates. The scenarios evaluated include improvements in filter efficiencies in both forced air heating and cooling systems of homes and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems of workplaces as well as use of portable air cleaners in homes...
February 7, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169506/a-combinational-effect-of-bulk-and-surface-shape-memory-transitions-on-the-regulation-of-cell-alignment
#18
Koichiro Uto, Takao Aoyagi, Cole A DeForest, Allan S Hoffman, Mitsuhiro Ebara
A novel shape-memory cell culture platform has been designed that is capable of simultaneously tuning surface topography and dimensionality to manipulate cell alignment. By crosslinking poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) macromonomers of precisely designed nanoarchitectures, a shape-memory PCL with switching temperature near body temperature is successfully prepared. The temporary strain-fixed PCLs are prepared by processing through heating, stretching, and cooling about the switching temperature. Temporary nanowrinkles are also formed spontaneously during the strain-fixing process with magnitudes that are dependent on the applied strain...
February 7, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164457/isometric-thermogenesis-at-rest-and-during-movement-a-neglected-variable-in-energy-expenditure-and-obesity-predisposition
#19
REVIEW
A G Dulloo, J L Miles-Chan, J-P Montani, Y Schutz
Isometric thermogenesis as applied to human energy expenditure refers to heat production resulting from increased muscle tension. While most physical activities consist of both dynamic and static (isometric) muscle actions, the isometric component is very often essential for the optimal performance of dynamic work given its role in coordinating posture during standing, walking and most physical activities of everyday life. Over the past 75 years, there has been sporadic interest into the relevance of isometric work to thermoregulatory thermogenesis and to adaptive thermogenesis pertaining to body-weight regulation...
February 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161079/effect-of-single-treatment-surface-cooled-radiofrequency-therapy-on-vaginal-laxity-and-female-sexual-function-the-viveve-i-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michael Krychman, Christopher G Rowan, Bruce B Allan, Leonard DeRogatis, Scott Durbin, Ashley Yacoubian, Deborah Wilkerson
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal laxity is a highly prevalent and undertreated medical condition. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of surface-cooled, monopolar radiofrequency (RFc) therapy for the treatment of vaginal laxity in the VIVEVE I trial. METHODS: The VIVEVE I trial was a prospective, randomized, single-blinded, and sham-controlled study. Nine study centers in Canada, Italy, Spain, and Japan participated. Women presenting with vaginal laxity were screened and informed consent was obtained...
February 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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