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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226762/the-use-of-a-thermal-camera-and-eulerian-enhancement-in-the-examination-of-pedal-pulse-and-microvascular-health
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Stephanie L Bennett, Rafik A Goubran, Brendan Bennett, Rebecca A Bennett, Frank Knoefel, Stephanie L Bennett, Rafik A Goubran, Brendan Bennett, Rebecca A Bennett, Frank Knoefel, Stephanie L Bennett, Rafik A Goubran, Brendan Bennett, Rebecca A Bennett, Frank Knoefel
Early detection of impaired blood flow and microvascular functioning is important to prevent ulceration in diabetic patients. This paper aims to first determine if thermal video in conjunction with Eulerian Video Magnification (EVM) can be used to find the pedal pulse rate, and reveal patterns indicative of the foot's microvascular health. Thermal video was captured of a healthy adult's foot while a Doppler ultrasound captured pedal pulse. Another thermal video was captured of a patient's heels. These videos were subjected to EVM, areas of interest were defined and the mean intensity signal was calculated temporally, within each defined area...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226474/estimation-of-arterio-venous-access-blood-flow-in-hemodialysis-patients-using-video-image-processing-technique
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Fansan Zhu, Schantel Williams, Hannah Putnam, Israel Campos, Jie Ma, Camille Johnson, Franz Kappel, Peter Kotanko, Fansan Zhu, Schantel Williams, Hannah Putnam, Israel Campos, Jie Ma, Camille Johnson, Franz Kappel, Peter Kotanko, Jie Ma, Israel Campos, Peter Kotanko, Schantel Williams, Franz Kappel, Fansan Zhu, Hannah Putnam, Camille Johnson
Assessment of arterio-venous fistula (AVF) blood flow (ABF) is vital in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Currently, no non-invasive and contact-free technique is available to accurately measure ABF in routine clinical practice. In this study, we developed a novel approach using video image processing (VIP) to measure the change in optic flow in the skin. We the tested the hypothesis that the change in optical flow, expressed as the change in pixels between consecutive frames, is related to ABF. We recorded AVF videos in 40 HD patients using a digital camera and processed them by VIP technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224362/analysis-of-foxp3-regulatory-t-cell-subpopulations-in-peripheral-blood-and-tissue-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Angelika Schmidt, Cosima C Rieger, Ram Kumar Venigalla, Szabolcs Éliás, Regina Max, Hanns-Martin Lorenz, Hermann-Josef Gröne, Peter H Krammer, Annegret Kuhn
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are critical mediators of immune tolerance, yet their involvement in the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is incompletely understood. We analyzed CD4(+) T cell subpopulations with Treg-related phenotypes and their association with disease activity in peripheral blood (PB) and tissues of patients with SLE. In detail, we quantified subpopulations regarding CD25, FOXP3, CD62L, CCR6, CD27, CD45RA, and CD45RO expression in PB from 31 patients with SLE divided into two disease activity groups and 32 healthy controls using flow cytometry...
February 21, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219444/a-functional-snp-associated-with-atopic-dermatitis-controls-cell-type-specific-methylation-of-the-vstm1-gene-locus
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Dilip Kumar, Kia Joo Puan, Anand Kumar Andiappan, Bernett Lee, Geertje H A Westerlaken, Doreen Haase, Rossella Melchiotti, Zhuang Li, Nurhashikin Yusof, Josephine Lum, Geraldine Koh, Shihui Foo, Joe Yeong, Alexessander Couto Alves, Juha Pekkanen, Liang Dan Sun, Astrid Irwanto, Benjamin P Fairfax, Vivek Naranbhai, John E A Common, Mark Tang, Chin Keh Chuang, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Julian C Knight, Xuejun Zhang, Fook Tim Chew, Shyam Prabhakar, Liu Jianjun, De Yun Wang, Francesca Zolezzi, Michael Poidinger, E Birgitte Lane, Linde Meyaard, Olaf Rötzschke
BACKGROUND: Expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) databases represent a valuable resource to link disease-associated SNPs to specific candidate genes whose gene expression is significantly modulated by the SNP under investigation. We previously identified signal inhibitory receptor on leukocytes-1 (SIRL-1) as a powerful regulator of human innate immune cell function. While it is constitutively high expressed on neutrophils, on monocytes the SIRL-1 surface expression varies strongly between individuals...
February 20, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219142/-application-of-high-frequency-ultrasound-in-dermabrasion-of-patients-with-deep-partial-thickness-burns
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C Y Zang, Y Q Cao, W J Xue, R Zhao, M Zhang, Y H Zhang, Z Feng, Y B Wang
Objective: To investigate the application of high-frequency ultrasound in dermabrasion of patients with deep partial-thickness burns. Methods: Twenty-six patients with deep partial-thickness burns conforming to the study criteria were hospitalized in our unit from March 2015 to March 2016. Patients were all performed with dermabrasion. The structure of skin tissue and blood flow signals of uninjured side and wounds before dermabrasion, and those of wounds immediately post dermabrasion and on post dermabrasion day (PDD) 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, and 21 were detected with high-frequency ultrasound, and the percentage of blood flow signals was calculated...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207315/diagnosis-of-lumbosacral-diskospondylosis-in-a-bucking-bull-assisted-by-high-definition-thermal-and-nuclear-scintigraphic-imaging
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Marc Caldwell, Thomas Passler, Ram C Purohit, David Pascoe, Dwight F Wolfe
CASE DESCRIPTION An 8-year-old Brahman-cross bull was evaluated for left hind limb lameness of 2 months' duration. The lameness was first noticed during a rodeo bucking performance, immediately after the bull appeared to land inappropriately on the affected limb. CLINICAL FINDINGS Physical examination findings revealed left hind limb lameness, ataxia, and left-sided epaxial muscle atrophy. Palpation per rectum along the lumbar portion of the vertebral column revealed evidence of exostosis of the ventral aspect...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202441/effect-of-hypohydration-on-postsynaptic-cutaneous-vasodilation-and-sweating-in-healthy-men
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Matthew A Tucker, Ashley Six, Nicole E Moyen, Alf Z Satterfield, Matthew S Ganio
: Hypohydration decreases cutaneous vasodilation and sweating during heat stress, but it is unknown if these decrements are from postsynaptic (i.e. sweat gland/blood vessel) alterations. PURPOSE: To determine if hypohydration affects postsynaptic cutaneous vasodilation and sweating responses. METHODS: 12 healthy men participated in euhydrated (EU) and hypohydrated (HY) trials, with hypohydration induced via fluid restriction and passive heat-stress...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194579/prediction-of-tissue-to-plasma-ratios-of-basic-compounds-in-mice
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Prashant B Nigade, Jayasagar Gundu, K Sreedhara Pai, Kumar V S Nemmani
BACKGROUND: Majority of reported studies so far developed correlation regression equations using the rat muscle-to-plasma drug concentration ratio (Kp-muscle) to predict tissue-to-plasma drug concentration ratios (Kp-tissues). Use of regression equations derived from rat Kp-muscle may not be ideal to predict the mice tissue-Kps as there are species differences. OBJECTIVES: (i) To develop the linear regression equations using mouse tissue-Kps; (ii) to assess the correlation between organ blood flow and/or organ weight with tissue-Kps and (iii) compare the observed tissue-Kps from mice with corresponding predicted tissue-Kps using Richter's rat-Kp specific equations...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186653/progression-of-cutaneous-plasmacytoma-to-plasma-cell-leukemia-in-a-dog
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Emily D Rout, Alba Maria M Shank, Angharad H K Waite, Andrea Siegel, Anne C Avery, Paul R Avery
A 5-year-old male neutered Bernese Mountain Dog was presented for cutaneous plasmacytoma, which was treated by surgical excision. Four months later, the dog developed multiple skin masses, hyphema, pericardial and mild bicavitary effusions, myocardial masses, and marked plasmacytosis in the peripheral blood. Circulating plasma cells expressed CD34 and MHC class II by flow cytometry. Immunocytochemistry demonstrated that these cells were strongly positive for multiple myeloma oncogene 1/interferon regulatory factor 4 (MUM-1) and weakly to moderately positive for Pax5...
February 10, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
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/28183862/the-mechanisms-underlying-the-muscle-metaboreflex-modulation-of-sweating-and-cutaneous-blood-flow-in-passively-heated-humans
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Baies Haqani, Naoto Fujii, Narihiko Kondo, Glen P Kenny
Metaboreceptors can modulate cutaneous blood flow and sweating during heat stress but the mechanisms remain unknown. Fourteen participants (31 ± 13 years) performed 1-min bout of isometric handgrip (IHG) exercise at 60% of their maximal voluntary contraction followed by a 3-min occlusion (OCC), each separated by 10 min, initially under low (LHS, to activate sweating without changes in core temperature) and high (HHS, whole-body heating to a core temperature increase of 1.0°C) heat stress conditions. Cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) and sweat rate were measured continuously at four forearm skin sites perfused with 1) lactated Ringer's solution (Control), 2) 10 mmol L-NAME [inhibits nitric oxide synthase (NOS)], 3) 10 mmol Ketorolac [inhibits cyclooxygenase (COX)], or 4) 4 mmol theophylline (THEO; inhibits adenosine receptors)...
February 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179194/rsdl-decontamination-of-human-skin-contaminated-with-the-nerve-agent-vx
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L Thors, S Lindberg, S Johansson, B Koch, M Koch, L Hägglund, A Bucht
Dermal exposure to low volatile organophosphorus compounds (OPC) may lead to penetration through the skin and uptake in the blood circulation. Skin decontamination of toxic OPCs, such as pesticides and chemical warfare nerve agents, might therefore be crucial for mitigating the systemic toxicity following dermal exposure. Reactive skin decontamination lotion (RSDL) has been shown to reduce toxic effects in animals dermally exposed to the nerve agent VX. In the present study, an in vitro flow-through diffusion cell was utilized to evaluate the efficacy of RSDL for decontamination of VX exposed to human epidermis...
February 6, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176301/phenotypic-analysis-of-circulating-t-cell-subset-and-its-association-with-burden-of-skin-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-actinic-dermatitis-a-hematologic-and-clinicopathologic-study-of-20-subjects
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Toshihisa Hamada, Yumi Aoyama, Yoshinori Shirafuji, Keiji Iwatsuki
BACKGROUND: Chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD) is a recurrent photosensitive dermatitis that occurs predominantly on sun-exposed areas with unknown etiology. In severe cases, it may present with erythroderma, which is clinicopathologically analogous to cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Typically, inflammatory infiltrates in the skin lesions are mainly CD8(+) reactive T cells. However, hematologic characteristics of CAD have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: Twenty patients with CAD ranging in age from 45 to 86 years (median, 64), including 17 males and three females (M/F ratio, 5...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174447/respiratory-flow-and-vital-signs-associated-with-the-intensity-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-delivered-to-human-abdominal-muscles-during-quiet-breathing
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Yoko Sewa, Kazuhide Tomita, Yukako Okuno, Hirotaka Ose, Shigeyuki Imura
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of increasing the intensity of functional electrical stimulation delivered to abdominal muscles during quiet breathing on respiratory flow, vital signs and pain in healthy subjects. [Subjects and Methods] Electrical stimulation was delivered bilaterally using one pair of high-conductivity gel-skin plate electrodes, placed on both sides of the abdomen, to nine healthy males. Subjects were required to breathe normally through a face mask for 2 minutes while in a supine position...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166948/heat-transfer-analysis-of-skin-during-thermal-therapy-using-thermal-wave-equation
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Meisam Kashcooli, Mohammad Reza Salimpour, Ebrahim Shirani
Specifying exact geometry of vessel network and its effect on temperature distribution in living tissues is one of the most complicated problems of the bioheat field. In this paper, the effects of blood vessels on temperature distribution in a skin tissue subjected to various thermal therapy conditions are investigated. Present model consists of counter-current multilevel vessel network embedded in a three-dimensional triple-layered skin structure. Branching angles of vessels are calculated using the physiological principle of minimum work...
February 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165706/structural-and-epimeric-isomers-of-hpph-3-devinyl-3-1-1-hexyloxy-ethyl-pyropheophorbide-a-effects-on-uptake-and-photodynamic-therapy-of-cancer
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Courtney Saenz, Ravindra R Cheruku, Tymish Y Ohulchanskyy, Penny Joshi, Walter A Tabaczynski, Joseph R Missert, Yihui Chen, Paula Pera, Erin Tracy, Aimee Marko, Daniel Rohrbach, Ulas Sunar, Heinz Baumann, Ravindra K Pandey
The tetrapyrrole structure of porphyrins used as photosentizing agents is thought to determine uptake and retention by malignant epithelial cancer cells. To assess the contribution of the oxidized state of individual rings to these cellular processes, bacteriochlorophyll a was converted into the ring "D" reduced 3-devinyl-3-[1-(1-hexyloxy)ethyl]pyropheophorbide-a (HPPH) and the corresponding ring "B" reduced isomer (iso-HPPH). The carboxylic acid analogs of both ring "B" and ring "D" reduced isomers showed several-fold higher accumulation into the mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum by primary culture of human lung and head and neck cancer cells than the corresponding methyl ester analogs that localize primarily to granular vesicles and to a lesser extent to mitochondria...
February 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158158/prevention-of-post-herpetic-neuralgia-from-dream-to-reality-a-ten-step-model
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Mohamed Younis Makharita
Herpes zoster (HZ) is a painful, blistering skin eruption in a dermatomal distribution caused by reactivation of a latent varicella zoster virus in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG). Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common complication of acute herpes zoster (AHZ).Severe prodrome, greater acute pain and dermatomal injury, and the density of the eruption are the risk factors and predictors for developing PHN. PHN has a substantial effect on the quality of life; many patients develop severe physical, occupational, social, and psychosocial disabilities as a result of the unceasing pain...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154998/upregulated-expression-of-substance-p-sp-and-nk1r-in-eczema-and-sp-induced-mast-cell-accumulation
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Mengmeng Zhan, Wenjiao Zheng, Qijun Jiang, Zuotao Zhao, Zhiyun Wang, Junling Wang, Huiyun Zhang, Shaoheng He
Substance P (SP) was reported to be associated with eczema and acts as a potent skin mast cell secretagogue. However, little is known of its expression in inflammatory cells in eczema and its ability in induction of mast cell accumulation. In the present study, we investigated expression of SP and neurokinin-1 receptor (NK1R) on peripheral blood leukocytes and mast cells from patients with eczema and influence of SP on mast cell accumulation by using flow cytometry analysis, trans-epithelial cell migration assay and mouse peritoneal model...
February 2, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151429/the-influence-of-adipose-tissue-on-spatially-resolved-near-infrared-spectroscopy-derived-skeletal-muscle-oxygenation-the-extent-of-the-problem
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Victor M Niemeijer, Jasper P Jansen, Thomas van Dijk, Ruud F Spee, Eduard J Meijer, Hareld M C Kemps, Pieter F F Wijn
OBJECTIVE: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measurements of tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) are useful for the assessment of skeletal muscle perfusion and function during exercise, however, they are influenced by overlying skin and adipose tissue. This study explored the extent and nature of the influence of adipose tissue thickness (ATT) on StO2. APPROACH: NIR spatially resolved spectroscopy (SRS) derived oxygenation was measured on vastus lateralis in 56 patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and 20 healthy control (HC) subjects during rest and moderate intensity exercise with simultaneous assessment of oxygen uptake kinetics (τ [Formula: see text])...
February 2, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141620/cold-water-mediates-greater-reductions-in-limb-blood-flow-than-whole-body-cryotherapy
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Chris Mawhinney, David A Low, Helen Jones, Daniel J Green, Joseph T Costello, Warren Gregson
PURPOSE: Cold-water immersion (CWI) and whole body cryotherapy (WBC) are widely used recovery methods in an attempt to limit exercise-induced muscle damage, soreness and functional deficits after strenuous exercise. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of ecologically-valid CWI and WBC protocols on post-exercise lower limb thermoregulatory, femoral artery and cutaneous blood flow responses. METHODS: Ten males completed a continuous cycle exercise protocol at 70% maximal oxygen uptake until a rectal temperature of 38°C was attained...
January 30, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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