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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524042/-preparation-and-application-of-cooling-bag-for-heat-stroke-in-wild-field
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Hailing Li, Qing Lu, Hongping Wang, Lujia Li
Cooling bag for heat stroke in wild field was invented in order to fulfill rapid cooling for heat stroke in field environment. The cooling bag is composed of the hood, the body cover (which is made up of the anterior portion, the linking, and the posterior portion), the fixed straps, the handles. The length is 200 cm, the regulative width is 60-70 cm, the folding volume is 26 cm × 20 cm × 9 cm, and the weight is 1.4 kg. There are a number of pockets for the cold sources in the hood and the body cover. Fixed straps are set in the upper, middle and lower of the bag...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523021/single-incision-laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-acute-appendicitis-using-a-10-mm-laparoscope-and-the-glove-port-technique
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Takaaki Tsushimi, Hirohito Mori, Manabu Sudo, Yoshihide Minami, Koichi Ueki, Makoto Tamai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the single incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA) using existing instruments, the 10-mm laparoscope, and glove port technique. METHODS: SILA was performed on 16 patients (8 male cases, 8 female cases) between June 2012 and September 2015. A 20-mm incision was made in the umbilicus and a wound retractor was placed. A 10-mm trocar for the laparoscope and two 5-mm trocars were fixed to the three fingers of the latex gloves and it was attached to the wound retractor...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512060/characterization-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-complete-mitochondrial-genomes-for-two-desert-cyprinodontoid-fishes-empetrichthys-latos-and-crenichthys-baileyi
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Miguel Jimenez, Shawn C Goodchild, Craig A Stockwell, Sean C Lema
The Pahrump poolfish (Empetrichthys latos) and White River springfish (Crenichthys baileyi) are small-bodied teleost fishes (order Cyprinodontiformes) endemic to the arid Great Basin and Mojave Desert regions of western North America. These taxa survive as small, isolated populations in remote streams and springs and evolved to tolerate extreme conditions of high temperature and low dissolved oxygen. Both species have experienced severe population declines over the last 50-60years that led to some subspecies being categorized with protected status under the U...
May 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508148/thermographic-skin-temperature-measurement-compared-with-cold-sensation-in-predicting-the-efficacy-and-distribution-of-epidural-anesthesia
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Arnoud A Bruins, Kay R J Kistemaker, Annemieke Boom, John H G M Klaessens, Rudolf M Verdaasdonk, Christa Boer
Due to the high rates of epidural failure (3-32%), novel techniques are required to objectively assess the successfulness of an epidural block. In this study we therefore investigated whether thermographic temperature measurements have a higher predictive value for a successful epidural block when compared to the cold sensation test as gold standard. Epidural anesthesia was induced in 61 patients undergoing elective abdominal, thoracic or orthopedic surgery. A thermographic picture was recorded at 5, 10 and 15 min following epidural anesthesia induction...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505457/molecular-and-biocompatibility-characterization-of-red-blood-cell-membrane-targeted-and-cell-penetrating-peptide-modified-polymeric-nanoparticles
#5
Kaustuv Sahoo, Sriharsha Karumuri, Rangika S Hikkaduwa Koralege, Nicholas H Flynn, Steve Hartson, Jing Liu, Joshua D Ramsey, Kaan Kalkan, Carey Pope, Ashish Ranjan
Red blood cells (RBCs) express a variety of immunomodulatory markers that enable the body to recognize them as self. We have shown that RBC membrane glycophorin A (GPA) receptor can mediate membrane attachment of protein therapeutics. A critical knowledge gap is whether attaching drug encapsulated nanoparticles (NPs) to GPA, and modification with cell penetration peptide (CPP) will impact binding, oxygenation and induce cellular stress. The objective of this study was to formulate copolymer-based NPs containing model fluorescent tagged bovine serum albumin (BSA) with GPA-specific targeting ligands such as ERY1 (ENPs), single chain variable antibody (scFv TER-119, SNPs), and low molecular weight protamine based CPP (LNPs) and determine their biocompatibility using a variety of complementary high-throughput in vitro assays...
May 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503821/effects-of-continuous-low-dose-infusion-of-lipopolysaccharide-on-inflammatory-responses-milk-production-and-milk-quality-in-dairy-cows
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L T Ning, G Z Dong, C Ao, D G Zhang, K Erdene, F Q Zhang, J Wen, T L Zhang
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of continuous low dose infusion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on inflammatory responses and milk production and quality in lactating dairy cows. Eight Holstein cows were assigned to two treatments in a cross-over experimental design. Cows were infused intravenously either with saline solution or with saline solution containing LPS from Escherichia coli O111:B4 at a dose of 0.01 μg LPS/kg body weight for approximately 6 hr each day during a seven-day trial...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503260/dynamics-of-hexavalent-chromium-in-four-types-of-aquaculture-ponds-and-its-effects-on-the-morphology-and-behavior-of-cultured-clarias-gariepinus-burchell-1822
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Moshood Keke Mustapha
Hexavalent chromium is a bio accumulative toxic metal in water and fish. It enters aquaculture ponds mainly through anthropogenic sources. Hexavalent chromium concentrations and its effects on the morphology and behavior of Clarias gariepinus were investigated from four aquaculture ponds for 12 weeks. Chromium was measured using diphenyl carbohdrazide method; alkalinity and hardness were measured using colometric method and analyzed with Bench Photometer. Temperature and pH were measured using pH/EC/TDS/Temp combined tester...
April 2017: Toxicological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502410/performance-awareness-predicting-cognitive-performance-during-simulated-shiftwork-using-chronobiological-measures
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Drew M Morris, June J Pilcher, Joseph B Mulvihill, Melissa A Vander Wood
Physiological tracers of circadian rhythms and a performance awareness index were examined as predictors of cognitive performance during two sleep deprivation conditions common to occupational shiftwork. Study 1: Thirty-three sleep-deprived participants completed a simulated nightshift. Study 2: Thirty-two partially sleep-deprived participants completed a simulated dayshift. A standardized logic test was used to measure cognitive performance. Body temperature and heart rate were measured as chronobiological indices of endogenous circadian rhythms...
September 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499634/a-degradable-poly-vinyl-alcohol-iron-oxide-nanoparticle-hydrogel
#9
Dawn Bannerman, Xinyi Li, Wankei Wan
Polymeric materials that contain magnetic nanoparticles are extremely useful in many applications including as multifunctional drug carriers, imaging contrast agents, or scaffold material. There is a need for biomaterials with appropriate chemical, mechanical, and magnetic properties that also have the ability to degrade or dissolve over time so they can be eliminated from the body following use. In this work, we explore the use of iron oxide nanoparticle (IONP) formation in poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) as a crosslinking method in conjunction with physical crosslinking achieved using low temperature thermal cycling (LTTC)...
May 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490502/evidence-from-fermi-surface-analysis-for-the-low-temperature-structure-of-lithium
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Sabri F Elatresh, Weizhao Cai, N W Ashcroft, Roald Hoffmann, Shanti Deemyad, Stanimir A Bonev
The low-temperature crystal structure of elemental lithium, the prototypical simple metal, is a several-decades-old problem. At 1 atm pressure and 298 K, Li forms a body-centered cubic lattice, which is common to all alkali metals. However, a low-temperature phase transition was experimentally detected to a structure initially identified as having the 9R stacking. This structure, proposed by Overhauser in 1984, has been questioned repeatedly but has not been confirmed. Here we present a theoretical analysis of the Fermi surface of lithium in several relevant structures...
May 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489201/water-temperature-body-mass-and-fasting-heat-production-of-pacu-piaractus-mesopotamicus
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Fredy A A Aguilar, Thaline M P DA Cruz, Gerson B Mourão, José Eurico P Cyrino
Knowledge on fasting heat production (HEf) of fish is key to develop bioenergetics models thus improving feeding management of farmed species. The core of knowledge on HEf of farmed, neotropical fish is scarce. This study assessed the effect of body mass and water temperature on standard metabolism and fasting heat production of pacu, Piaractus mesopotamicus, an omnivore, Neotropical fresh water characin important for farming and fisheries industries all through South American continent. An automated, intermittent flow respirometry system was used to measure standard metabolic rate (SMR) of pacu (17 - 1,050 g) at five water temperatures: 19, 23, 26, 29 and 33 °C...
April 27, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488767/an-assessment-of-postcranial-indices-ratios-and-body-mass-versus-eco-geographical-variables-of-prehistoric-jomon-yayoi-agriculturalists-and-kumejima-islanders-of-japan
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Noriko Seguchi, Conrad B Quintyn, Shiori Yonemoto, Hirofumi Takamuku
OBJECTIVES: We explore variations in body and limb proportions of the Jomon hunter-gatherers (14,000-2500 BP), the Yayoi agriculturalists (2500-1700 BP) of Japan, and the Kumejima Islanders of the Ryukyus (1600-1800 AD) with 11 geographically diverse skeletal postcranial samples from Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America using brachial-crural indices, femur head-breadth-to-femur length ratio, femur head-breadth-to-lower-limb-length ratio, and body mass as indicators of phenotypic climatic adaptation...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484364/energy-homeostasis-in-monotremes
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Stewart C Nicol
In 1803, the French anatomist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire decided that the newly described echidna and platypus should be placed in a separate order, the monotremes, intermediate between reptiles and mammals. The first physiological observations showed monotremes had low body temperatures and metabolic rates, and the consensus was that they were at a stage of physiological development intermediate between "higher mammals" and "lower vertebrates." Subsequent studies demonstrated that platypuses and echidnas are capable of close thermoregulation in the cold although less so under hot conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481897/macroscale-patterns-in-body-size-of-intertidal-crustaceans-provide-insights-on-climate-change-effects
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Eduardo Jaramillo, Jenifer E Dugan, David M Hubbard, Heraldo Contreras, Cristian Duarte, Emilio Acuña, David S Schoeman
Predicting responses of coastal ecosystems to altered sea surface temperatures (SST) associated with global climate change, requires knowledge of demographic responses of individual species. Body size is an excellent metric because it scales strongly with growth and fecundity for many ectotherms. These attributes can underpin demographic as well as community and ecosystem level processes, providing valuable insights for responses of vulnerable coastal ecosystems to changing climate. We investigated contemporary macroscale patterns in body size among widely distributed crustaceans that comprise the majority of intertidal abundance and biomass of sandy beach ecosystems of the eastern Pacific coasts of Chile and California, USA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481163/body-temperature-after-ems-transport-association-with-traumatic-brain-injury-outcomes
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Joshua B Gaither, Vatsal Chikani, Uwe Stolz, Chad Viscusi, Kurt Denninghoff, Bruce Barnhart, Terry Mullins, Amber D Rice, Moses Mhayamaguru, Jennifer J Smith, Samuel M Keim, Bentley J Bobrow, Daniel W Spaite
INTRODUCTION: Low body temperatures following prehospital transport are associated with poor outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, a minimal amount is known about potential associations across a range of temperatures obtained immediately after prehospital transport. Furthermore, a minimal amount is known about the influence of body temperature on non-mortality outcomes. The purpose of this study was to assess the correlation between temperatures obtained immediately following prehospital transport and TBI outcomes across the entire range of temperatures...
May 8, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477222/the-influence-of-surface-type-on-the-absorbed-radiation-by-a-human-under-hot-dry-conditions
#16
A W Hardin, J K Vanos
Given the predominant use of heat-retaining materials in urban areas, numerous studies have addressed the urban heat island mitigation potential of various "cool" options, such as vegetation and high-albedo surfaces. The influence of altered radiational properties of such surfaces affects not only the air temperature within a microclimate, but more importantly the interactions of long- and short-wave radiation fluxes with the human body. Minimal studies have assessed how cool surfaces affect thermal comfort via changes in absorbed radiation by a human (R abs) using real-world, rather than modeled, urban field data...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476445/characteristic-patterns-of-normal-meridian-acupoint-temperature
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Han-Ning Wei, Li-Ping Jiang, Bin Xiong, Si Zhou, Lan Yu, Yan-Mei Huang, Dao-Guang Liu, Wei Ling, Xin-Nan Song, Xiao-Xi Zhang, Hai-Lu Zhao
BACKGROUND: Body temperature is an important indicator of health and illness. However, a single temperature measurement is not always reliable. Such measurements can be made using meridians, which are energy channels with acupoints being the nodes. To date, there is no published reference of meridian acupoint temperatures applicable to human health, and there is no clear digitalized indicator that could be utilized to evaluate human health by way of meridian acupoints up to now. METHODS: Our study recruited 100 healthy medical college students for the measurement of acupoint temperature...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475269/ultrastructural-preservation-of-tissues-and-their-reaction-to-the-infection-with-trichinella-in-the-el-plomo-mummy-muscle-fiber-ultrastructure-and-trichinosis-mummy-of-the-cerro-el-plomo
#18
Rodríguez Héctor, Espinoza-Navarro Omar, Mercedes González, Castro Mario
The El Plomo mummy was a pre-Columbian Incan child who was found mummified in the Andes Mountains above an altitude of 17,700 feet. In the environment, natural mummification occurred due to low temperatures and strong winds. Dating measurements (relative dating) by experts from the National Museum of Natural History of Chile established that the mummified body corresponds the Inca period (1,450 to 1,500 AD). In 2003, the body was transferred to the University of Chile Medical School for exhaustive medical examination...
May 5, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471863/serious-bacterial-infections-in-hospitalized-febrile-infants-in-the-first-and-second-months-of-life
#19
Lior Carmon, Aviv Goldbart, David Greenberg, Shalom Ben-Shimol
OBJECTIVE: Most protocols evaluating serious bacterial infection (SBI) risk in febrile infants, classify neonates <30 days as high-risk (HR), while other protocols do not distinguish between infants <30 and 30-60 days. We compared SBI rates in febrile infants at the first and the second months of life. METHODS: This was a retrospective, population-based, cohort study. All febrile infants ≤60 days hospitalized in southern-Israel, January 2013 through May 2014, were included...
May 3, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471049/oil-bodies-extracted-from-high-fat-and-low-fat-soybeans-stability-and-composition-during-storage
#20
Qiu Ling Wang, Chun Li Cui, Lian Zhou Jiang, Yue Liu, Xin Ting Liang, Jun Cai Hou
Soybeans contain oil bodies (OBs) that encapsulate triacylglycerols (TAGs) with a phospholipid monolayer carrying scattered proteins. In nature, soybean OBs can form natural emulsions in aqueous media and may serve as natural, minimally processed, stable, and pre-emulsified oil for addition into appropriate food systems. In this study, OBs were obtained by aqueous extraction from the mature seeds of 2 soybean crop cultivars, high-fat soybean and low-fat soybeans. The compositions of the extracted OBs were analyzed during storage at room temperature up to 14 d (pH = 7)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Food Science
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