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Low body temperature

Gertrud Zwicknagl
This article attempts to review how band structure calculations can help to better understand the intriguing behavior of materials with strongly correlated electrons. Prominent examples are heavy-fermion systems whose highly anomalous low-temperature properties result from quantum correlations not captured by standard methods of electronic structure calculations. It is shown how the band approach can be modified to incorporate the typical many-body effects which characterize the low-energy excitations. Examples underlining the predictive power of this ansatz are discussed...
October 17, 2016: Reports on Progress in Physics
Wangde Dai, Elissa Cheung, Rick J Alleman, Justin B Perry, Mitchell E Allen, David A Brown, Robert A Kloner
PURPOSE: Dysfunctional mitochondria are considered to be the major source of intracellular reactive oxygen species and play a central role in the pathophysiology of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion. This study sought to determine effects of mitochondria-targeted cytoprotective peptide SBT-20 on myocardial infarct size in two different models of ischemia/reperfusion. METHODS: For in vivo studies, anesthetized Sprague Dawley rats were subjected to 30 min of coronary artery occlusion followed by 3 h of reperfusion...
October 17, 2016: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
Helmut Kovac, Helmut Käfer, Iacopo Petrocelli, Anton Stabentheiner
The two paper wasps, Polistes dominula and Polistes gallicus, are related species with strongly differing distribution ranges. We investigated thermal tolerance traits (critical thermal limits and metabolic response to temperature) to gain knowledge about physiological adaptations to their local climate conditions and to get evidence for the reasons of P. dominula's successful dispersion. Body and ambient temperature measurements at the nests revealed behavioural adaptations to microclimate. The species differed clearly in critical thermal minimum (P...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
Sajjad Jafari, R K Singh Raman, Chris H J Davies, Joelle Hofstetter, Peter J Uggowitzer, Jörg F Löffler
Magnesium (Mg) alloys have attracted great attention as potential materials for biodegradable implants. It is essential that an implant material possesses adequate resistance to cracking/fracture under the simultaneous actions of corrosion and mechanical stresses, i.e., stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and/or corrosion fatigue (CF). This study investigates the deformation behaviour of a newly developed high-strength low-alloy Mg alloy, MgZn1Ca0.3 (ZX10), processed at two different extrusion temperatures of 325 and 400°C (named E325 and E400, respectively), under slow strain tensile and cyclic tension-compression loadings in air and modified simulated body fluid (m-SBF)...
September 28, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Takayuki Ishiwata, Arisa Oshimoto, Takehito Saito, Yasunori Kotani, Shigeki Nomoto, Yasutsugu Aihara, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Benjamin N Greenwood
We previously reported that tetrodotoxin (TTX) perfusion into the median raphe nucleus (MRN), which contains the cell bodies of serotonin (5-HT) neurons, induced a considerable body temperature reduction under normal and low ambient temperatures (23 and 5°C, respectively) in freely moving rats but showed no such effect under high ambient temperature (35°C). In the present study, we aimed to determine the mechanism(s) of body temperature reduction after TTX perfusion into the MRN by measuring tail skin temperature (an index of heat loss), heart rate (an index of heat production), and locomotor activity (Act) under normal ambient temperature (23°C)...
October 12, 2016: Neuroreport
Maryse A Wiewel, Matthew B Harmon, Lonneke A van Vught, Brendon P Scicluna, Arie J Hoogendijk, Janneke Horn, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Olaf L Cremer, Marc J Bonten, Marcus J Schultz, Tom van der Poll, Nicole P Juffermans, W Joost Wiersinga
BACKGROUND: Hypothermia is associated with adverse outcome in patients with sepsis. The objective of this study was to characterize the host immune response in patients with hypothermic sepsis in order to determine if an excessive anti-inflammatory response could explain immunosuppression and adverse outcome. Markers of endothelial activation and integrity were also measured to explore potential alternative mechanisms of hypothermia. Finally we studied risk factors for hypothermia in an attempt to find new clues to the etiology of hypothermia in sepsis...
October 14, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
John Kenny, SarahJane Cullen, Giles D Warrington
PURPOSE: Ice-mile swimming presents significant physiological challenges and potential safety issues but little data are available. We report on deep body temperature (BT), respiratory rate (RR) and swim performance in two swimmers completing an 'ice-mile' swim of one mile (1600m) in water temperature at less than 5°C. METHODS: Two male cold-water habituated swimmers completed a one-mile lake swim in water at 3.9°C. For comparative purposes, they completed an indoor one-mile swim in water at 28...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Yen Leong Chua, Ka Hang Liong, Chiung-Hui Huang, Hok Sum Wong, Qian Zhou, Say Siong Ler, Yafang Tang, Chin Pei Low, Hui Yu Koh, I-Chun Kuo, Yongliang Zhang, W S Fred Wong, Hong Yong Peh, Hwee Ying Lim, Moyar Qing Ge, Angela Haczku, Veronique Angeli, Paul A MacAry, Kaw Yan Chua, David M Kemeny
Previous studies have highlighted the importance of lung-draining lymph nodes in the respiratory allergic immune response, whereas the lung parenchymal immune system has been largely neglected. We describe a new in vivo model of respiratory sensitization to Blomia tropicalis, the principal asthma allergen in the tropics, in which the immune response is focused on the lung parenchyma by transfer of Th2 cells from a novel TCR transgenic mouse, specific for the major B. tropicalis allergen Blo t 5, that targets the lung rather than the draining lymph nodes...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
X Ma, Y F Zhao, W J Tian, Z Qian, H W Chen, Y Y Wu, X F Liu
In pursuit of lightweighting of automobiles and low emission of transportation, the efforts to develop high-strength, heat-resistant and fatigue-resistant Al alloys and/or composites have been ongoing. Here we report a novel Al matrix composite with ultrahigh strength reinforced by a three dimensional network of nano-AlN particles for the first time. The in-situ synthesized AlN particles are connected by twinning bonding chains and built up a three dimensional network strengthening Al matrix enormously like the skeleton to human body...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
Yasuo Mitani, Ryo Futahashi, Zichao Liu, Xingcai Liang, Yoshihiro Ohmiya
Fireflies are widespread all over the world and a numerous numbers of luciferases have been isolated and characterized. In this study, we identified and characterized the luciferase and luciferase-like genes from a Tibetan firefly collected in Shangri-La, China. The altitude of this area is more than 3,300 meters. We saw this Tibetan firefly flying with strong luminescence after sunset at ~10°C. We analyzed the transcriptome of Tibetan firefly using head, thorax, abdomen (without light organ), and light organ tissue by RNA sequencing...
September 26, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
E E Koenders, C P G Franken, J D Cotter, S N Thornton, N J Rehrer
Exercise-associated hyponatremia can be life-threatening. Excessive hypotonic fluid ingestion is the primary etiological factor but does not explain all variability. Possible effects of chronic sodium intake are unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether dietary sodium affects plasma sodium concentration [Na(+) ] during exercise in the heat, when water intake nearly matches mass loss. Endurance-trained men (n = 9) participated in this crossover experiment. Each followed a low-sodium (lowNa) or high-sodium (highNa) diet for 9 days with 24-h fluid intakes and urine outputs measured before experimental trials (day 10)...
October 7, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Glenn J Tattersall, Bassel Arnaout, Matthew R E Symonds
The avian bill is a textbook example of how evolution shapes morphology in response to changing environments. Bills of seed-specialist finches in particular have been the focus of intense study demonstrating how climatic fluctuations acting on food availability drive bill size and shape. The avian bill also plays an important but under-appreciated role in body temperature regulation, and therefore in energetics. Birds are endothermic and rely on numerous mechanisms for balancing internal heat production with biophysical constraints of the environment...
October 7, 2016: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
Clint A Holm, Leon Pahler, Matthew S Thiese, Rodney Handy
BACKGROUND: Monitoring core body temperature to identify heat strain in workers engaged in hot work in heat stress environments is intrusive and expensive. Nonintrusive, inexpensive methods are needed to calculate individual Physiological Strain Index (PSI). OBJECTIVE: Thermal imaging and heart rate monitoring were used in this study to calculate Physiological Strain Index (PSI) from thermal imaging temperatures of human subjects wearing thermal protective garments during recovery from hot work...
October 2016: Journal of Thermal Biology
Yongjing Wang, Duc Truong Pham, Zhichun Zhang, Jinjun Li, Chunqian Ji, Yanju Liu, Jinsong Leng
Self-healing composites are able to restore their properties automatically. Impressive healing efficiencies can be achieved when conditions are favourable. On the other hand, healing might not be possible under adverse circumstances such as very low ambient temperature. Here, we report a structural composite able to maintain its temperature to provide a sustainable self-healing capability-similar to that in the natural world where some animals keep a constant body temperature to allow enzymes to stay active...
September 2016: Royal Society Open Science
Rostislav Horacek, Barbora Krnacova, Jan Prasko, Klara Latalova
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of somatic illnesses, electrolyte imbalance, red blood cell count, hypotension, and antipsychotic and opioid treatment on the duration of delirium in Central Intensive Care Unit for Surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who were admitted to the Department of Central Intensive Care Unit for Surgery in the University Hospital Olomouc from February 2004 to November 2008 were evaluated using Riker sedation-agitation scale...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
O Ruesch, T Platz, P Schenk, L A McFadden, J C Castillo-Rogez, L C Quick, S Byrne, F Preusker, D P O'Brien, N Schmedemann, D A Williams, J-Y Li, M T Bland, H Hiesinger, T Kneissl, A Neesemann, M Schaefer, J H Pasckert, B E Schmidt, D L Buczkowski, M V Sykes, A Nathues, T Roatsch, M Hoffmann, C A Raymond, C T Russell
Volcanic edifices are abundant on rocky bodies of the inner solar system. In the cold outer solar system, volcanism can occur on solid bodies with a water-ice shell, but derived cryovolcanic constructs have proved elusive. We report the discovery, using Dawn Framing Camera images, of a landform on dwarf planet Ceres that we argue represents a viscous cryovolcanic dome. Parent material of the cryomagma is a mixture of secondary minerals, including salts and water ice. Absolute model ages from impact craters reveal that extrusion of the dome has occurred recently...
September 2, 2016: Science
Ming-Liang Zhou, Zhigang Qian, Liang Chen, David L Kaplan, Xiaoxia Xia
Protein hydrogels are an important class of materials for applications in biotechnology and medicine. The fine tuning of their sequence, molecular weight, and stereochemistry offers unique opportunities to engineer biofunctionality, biocompatibility, and biodegradability into these materials. Here we report a new family of redox-sensitive protein hydrogels with controllable mechanical properties, composed of recombinant silk-elastin-like protein polymers (SELPs). The SELPs were designed and synthesized SELPs with different ratios of silk-to-elastin blocks that incorporated periodic cysteine residues...
October 4, 2016: Biomacromolecules
Jiraporn Khorana, Jayanton Patumanond, Nuthapong Ukarapol, Mongkol Laohapensang, Pannee Visrutaratna, Jesda Singhavejsakul
PURPOSE: The nonoperative reduction of intussusception in children can be performed safely if there are no contraindications. Many risk factors associated with failed reduction were defined. The aim of this study was to develop a scoring system for predicting the failure of nonoperative reduction using various determinants. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The data were collected from Chiang Mai University Hospital and Siriraj Hospital from January 2006 to December 2012. Inclusion criteria consisted of patients with intussusception aged 0-15 years with no contraindications for nonoperative reduction...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Huitong Zhou, Long Cheng, Seung Ok Byun, Wumaierjiang Aizimu, Miriam C Hodge, Grant R Edwards, Jon Gh Hickford
Uncoupling protein-1 (UCP1) plays a role in the regulation of body temperature, metabolic rate and energy expenditure in animals. While variation in UCP1 and its phenotypic effect has been investigated in humans and sheep, little is known about this gene in cattle. In this study, four regions of bovine UCP1 were investigated in 612 Holstein-Friesian × Jersey (HF × J) dairy cows using polymerase chain reaction-single stranded conformational polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) analyses. In the four regions of the gene analysed, a total of 13 SNPs were detected...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Dairy Research
Katharina Grau, Paul L Plener, Maximilian Gahr, Christian Denzer, Roland W Freudenmann
Risperidone is a widely used, second-generation antipsychotic approved for treating schizophrenia as well as for treating aggression in children and adolescents with mental retardation. The substance has a well-established risk profile including alterations of body temperature. Apart from hyperthermia with and without full-blown malignant neuroleptic syndrome, low body temperatures (hypothermia) have also been reported anecdotally, usually appearing in the context of comedication. Here, we report a case of hypothermia associated with a low-dose risperidone monotherapy in a child...
September 29, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie
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