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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775687/effects-of-bronchodilation-on-biomarkers-of-peripheral-airway-inflammation-in-copd
#1
Pierachille Santus, Dejan Radovanovic, Susanna Mascetti, Alessia Pauletti, Vincenzo Valenti, Marco Mantero, Alberto Papi, Marco Contoli
Peripheral airway inflammation and dysfunction are key elements in the pathogenesis of COPD. The exhaled alveolar fraction of nitric oxide (CANO) is an indirect biomarker of lung peripheral inflammation. We tested whether inhaled long-acting bronchodilators (LABA) can affect CANO and we evaluated correlations with lung mechanics in patients with COPD. Two-centre, randomised, double blind, crossover study including COPD patients with moderate-to-severe airflow obstruction. Following a pharmacological washout, multi-flow exhaled fraction of NO (FENO), plethysmography, lung diffusion (DLCO), single breath nitrogen washout test and dyspnoea were measured in a crossover manner at baseline and 30, 60 and 180 minutes following administration of salmeterol (Sal) or formoterol fumarate (FF)...
May 15, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775547/acute-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-does-not-attenuate-oxidative-stress-or-the-hemodynamic-response-during-submaximal-exercise-in-hypobaric-hypoxia
#2
Colin R Carriker, Paige Rombach, Brooke M Stevens, Roger A Vaughan, Ann L Gibson
PURPOSE: To investigate changes in oxidative stress, arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2), blood pressure (BP), and heart rate (HR) while exercising in hypobaric hypoxia following acute dietary nitrate supplementation. METHODS: Nine well-trained (60.8±7.8 ml/kg/min) males (29±7 years) visited the lab on 3 occasions, each separated by 1 week. Visit 1 included a maximal aerobic cycling test (VO2max) and 5 five-minute increasing intensity exercise bouts in a normobaric environment (1600m)...
May 18, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775355/weakly-nonergodic-dynamics-in-the-gross-pitaevskii-lattice
#3
Thudiyangal Mithun, Yagmur Kati, Carlo Danieli, Sergej Flach
The microcanonical Gross-Pitaevskii (also known as the semiclassical Bose-Hubbard) lattice model dynamics is characterized by a pair of energy and norm densities. The grand canonical Gibbs distribution fails to describe a part of the density space, due to the boundedness of its kinetic energy spectrum. We define Poincaré equilibrium manifolds and compute the statistics of microcanonical excursion times off them. The tails of the distribution functions quantify the proximity of the many-body dynamics to a weakly nonergodic phase, which occurs when the average excursion time is infinite...
May 4, 2018: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775246/tramadol-hydrochloride-at-steady-state-lacks-clinically-relevant-qtc-interval-increases-in-healthy-adults
#4
Joseph Massarella, Jay Ariyawansa, Jaya Natarajan, Stephan Francke, Thomas Murtaugh, Byron DeLemos, Subusola Vaughan, Sergio Fonseca
We evaluated the effects of therapeutic and supratherapeutic doses of tramadol hydrochloride on the corrected QT (QTc) interval in healthy adults (aged 18-55 years) in a randomized, phase I, double-blind, placebo- and positive-controlled, multiple-dose, 4-way crossover study. Participants were randomized to receive 1 of 4 treatments (A-D), 1 each in 4 treatment periods (1-4), separated by a washout period (7-15 days). Treatment A comprised tramadol 400 mg (therapeutic dose) on days 1 through 3, tramadol 100 mg and moxifloxacin-matched placebo on day 4, and placebo on all 4 days...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775166/aluminum-foot-insoles-reduce-plantar-forefoot-pressure-and-increase-foot-comfort-for-motorcyclists
#5
Israel Casado-Hernández, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Daniel López-López, Antonio Gómez-Bernal, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias
BACKGROUND: Foot pain and paresthesia are common in cycling, due to plantar pressure and repetitive loading. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to investigate the effect of foot insoles on plantar pressure of the foot in motorcycling, as well as self-reported comfort. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized crossover clinical trial. METHODS: A flexible foot pressure mat (GP MobilData WiFi® Gebiomized®) with different sizes was utilized. RESULTS: Maximum pressure values occurred predominantly in the hallux with 4...
May 1, 2018: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775054/investigation-of-the-high-temperature-spin-transition-of-a-mononuclear-iron-ii-complex-using-x-ray-photoelectron-spectroscopy
#6
Alexander R Craze, Kyle J Howard-Smith, Mohan M Bhadbhade, Outi Mustonen, Cameron J Kepert, Christopher E Marjo, Feng Li
This study presents a new mononuclear complex (1) of the form [FeL](BF4 )2 , incorporating the thiazolylimine donor moiety, which was found to exhibit a high-temperature spin-transition. The effect of scan rate was investigated, with magnetic susceptibility being measured at 4, 2, and 1 K min-1 . The magnetic susceptibility results were confirmed by variable temperature X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) (100, 270, 400, and 500 K) and single crystal X-ray diffraction (150 and 400 K) experiments. A rare example of a high-temperature (400 K) single crystal structure of 1 has been reported...
May 18, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774433/dynamic-and-thermodynamic-crossover-scenarios-in-the-kob-andersen-mixture-insights-from-multi-cpu-and-multi-gpu-simulations
#7
Daniele Coslovich, Misaki Ozawa, Walter Kob
The physical behavior of glass-forming liquids presents complex features of both dynamic and thermodynamic nature. Some studies indicate the presence of thermodynamic anomalies and of crossovers in the dynamic properties, but their origin and degree of universality is difficult to assess. Moreover, conventional simulations are barely able to cover the range of temperatures at which these crossovers usually occur. To address these issues, we simulate the Kob-Andersen Lennard-Jones mixture using efficient protocols based on multi-CPU and multi-GPU parallel tempering...
May 17, 2018: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773947/efficacy-safety-and-pharmacokinetics-of-budesonide-formoterol-fumarate-delivered-via-metered-dose-inhaler-using-innovative-co-suspension-delivery-technology-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-copd
#8
Edward M Kerwin, Thomas M Siler, Samir Arora, Patrick Darken, Earl Rose, Colin Reisner
Purpose: This study investigated the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of the inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting β2 -agonist fixed-dose combination budesonide/formoterol fumarate (BFF) metered dose inhaler (MDI), compared with the monocomponents budesonide (BD) MDI and formoterol fumarate (FF) MDI, in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD. Materials and methods: In this Phase IIb, randomized, double-blind, four-period, five-treatment, incomplete-block, crossover study (NCT02196077), all patients received BFF MDI 320/9...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772667/evaluation-of-energy-expenditure-and-oxidation-of-energy-substrates-in-adult-males-after-intake-of-meals-with-varying-fat-and-carbohydrate-content
#9
Edyta Adamska-Patruno, Lucyna Ostrowska, Anna Golonko, Barbara Pietraszewska, Joanna Goscik, Adam Kretowski, Maria Gorska
Obesity is a result of positive energy balance. The aim of this study was to measure (in crossover trials) the energy expenditure and oxidation of glucose and lipids, both at the fasting state and after an intake of meals with a varying macronutrient content, in normal-weight and overweight/obese people. In the study, 46 healthy adult males (23 with normal body weight and 23 overweight/obese), aged 21⁻58, were examined. During two consecutive visits, subjects received isocaloric standardized meals (450 kcal) with different content of basic nutrients...
May 16, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772657/effects-of-virgin-olive-oils-differing-in-their-bioactive-compound-contents-on-metabolic-syndrome-and-endothelial-functional-risk-biomarkers-in-healthy-adults-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
#10
Estefania Sanchez-Rodriguez, Elena Lima-Cabello, Sara Biel-Glesson, Jose R Fernandez-Navarro, Miguel A Calleja, Maria Roca, Juan A Espejo-Calvo, Blas Gil-Extremera, Maria Soria-Florido, Rafael de la Torre, Montserrat Fito, Maria-Isabel Covas, Juan de Dios Alche, Emilio Martinez de Victoria, Angel Gil, Maria D Mesa
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of virgin olive oils (VOOs) enriched with phenolic compounds and triterpenes on metabolic syndrome and endothelial function biomarkers in healthy adults. The trial was a three-week randomized, crossover, controlled, double-blind, intervention study involving 58 subjects supplemented with a daily dose (30 mL) of three oils: (1) a VOO (124 ppm of phenolic compounds and 86 ppm of triterpenes); (2) an optimized VOO (OVOO) (490 ppm of phenolic compounds and 86 ppm of triterpenes); and (3) a functional olive oil (FOO) high in phenolic compounds (487 ppm) and enriched with triterpenes (389 ppm)...
May 16, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772292/does-the-cost-of-a-meal-influence-the-portion-size-effect
#11
Faris M Zuraikat, Liane S Roe, Alissa D Smethers, Levi W Reihart, Barbara J Rolls
Serving larger portions leads to increased intake, but little is known about how the cost of a meal affects this response. Therefore, we tested whether the amount of money paid for a meal influenced the portion size effect at a lunch served in a controlled restaurant-style setting. In a crossover design, 79 adults (55 women; 24 men) came to the lab once a week for 4 weeks to eat a main dish of pasta with side dishes. Across weeks, the meal was varied in two factors: portion size of the main dish (400 g or 600 g) and cost of the meal (US$8 or $16)...
May 14, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772291/watching-television-or-listening-to-music-while-exercising-failed-to-affect-post-exercise-food-intake-or-energy-expenditure-in-male-adolescents
#12
Holly Livock, Joel D Barnes, Catherine Pouliot, Allana G LeBlanc, Travis J Saunders, Mark S Tremblay, Denis Prud'homme, Jean-Philippe Chaput
Watching television or listening to music while exercising can serve as motivating factors, making it more pleasant to exercise for some people. However, it is unknown whether these stimuli influence food intake and/or physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) for the remainder of the day, potentially impacting energy balance and weight control. We examined the effects of watching television or listening to music while exercising on post-exercise energy intake and expenditure. Our study was a randomized crossover design, in which 24 male adolescents (mean age: 14...
May 14, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771918/a-hybrid-q-learning-sine-cosine-based-strategy-for-addressing-the-combinatorial-test-suite-minimization-problem
#13
Kamal Z Zamli, Fakhrud Din, Bestoun S Ahmed, Miroslav Bures
The sine-cosine algorithm (SCA) is a new population-based meta-heuristic algorithm. In addition to exploiting sine and cosine functions to perform local and global searches (hence the name sine-cosine), the SCA introduces several random and adaptive parameters to facilitate the search process. Although it shows promising results, the search process of the SCA is vulnerable to local minima/maxima due to the adoption of a fixed switch probability and the bounded magnitude of the sine and cosine functions (from -1 to 1)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771908/elevated-temperature-increases-meiotic-crossover-frequency-via-the-interfering-type-i-pathway-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#14
Jennifer L Modliszewski, Hongkuan Wang, Ashley R Albright, Scott M Lewis, Alexander R Bennett, Jiyue Huang, Hong Ma, Yingxiang Wang, Gregory P Copenhaver
For most eukaryotes, sexual reproduction is a fundamental process that requires meiosis. In turn, meiosis typically depends on a reciprocal exchange of DNA between each pair of homologous chromosomes, known as a crossover (CO), to ensure proper chromosome segregation. The frequency and distribution of COs are regulated by intrinsic and extrinsic environmental factors, but much more is known about the molecular mechanisms governing the former compared to the latter. Here we show that elevated temperature induces meiotic hyper-recombination in Arabidopsis thaliana and we use genetic analysis with mutants in different recombination pathways to demonstrate that the extra COs are derived from the major Type I interference sensitive pathway...
May 17, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770748/the-effect-of-switching-protease-inhibitors-to-raltegravir-on-endothelial-function-in-hiv-infected-patients
#15
Maaike Krikke, Kiki Tesselaar, Guido E L van den Berk, Sigrid A Otto, Laura H Freriks, Steven F L van Lelyveld, Frank J L Visseren, Andy I M Hoepelman, Joop E Arends
Objective Lipid management is one of the cornerstones of cardiovascular risk reduction. Treatment of HIV infection with protease inhibitors (PIs) may cause dyslipidaemia, whilst the integrase inhibitor raltegravir (RAL) has a relatively favorable effect on plasma lipids. We examined the effect of switching from PIs to RAL on endothelial function, and its effect on immunological and inflammatory parameters. Methods We performed a 16-week open-label prospective crossover study: 8 weeks intervention (switch PIs to RAL) and 8 weeks control (unchanged cART regimen)...
April 2018: HIV Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770545/simultaneous-modulation-of-magnetic-and-dielectric-transition-via-spin-crossover-tuned-spin-arrangement-and-charge-distribution
#16
Tao Liu, Hui Zheng, Yin-Shan Meng, Guang-Li Zhou, Chun-Ying Duan, Osamu Sato, Shinya Hayami, Yi Luo
It is formidable to simultaneously tune magnetic and dielectric properties by external stimuli with rapid and sensitive response, which is crucial to monitor magnetic state via capacitive measurement. Herein, positive charged FeII ions were linked via negative charged [FeIII(Tp)(CN)₃]¯ (Tp = hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate) units to form a neutral chain. The spin-crossover (SCO) on FeII sites could be sensitively triggered via thermal treatment, light irradiation, and pressure. SCO switched spin state of FeII ions and antiferromagnetic interactions between FeIII and FeII ions, resulting in significant change in magnetization...
May 16, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770146/effects-of-20-hz-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-disorders-of-consciousness-a-resting-state-electroencephalography-study
#17
Fangping He, Min Wu, Fanxia Meng, Yangfan Hu, Jian Gao, Zhongqin Chen, Wangxiao Bao, Kehong Liu, Benyan Luo, Gang Pan
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been proposed as an experimental approach for the treatment of disorders of consciousness (DOC). To date, there has been little research into the use of rTMS in DOC and the therapeutic effects have been variously documented. This study aimed to examine the effects of 20 Hz rTMS on the electroencephalography (EEG) reactivity and clinical response in patients with DOC and to explore the neuromodulatory effects of high-frequency rTMS. In this randomized, sham-controlled, crossover study, real or sham 20 Hz rTMS was applied to the left primary motor cortex (M1) of patients with DOC for 5 consecutive days...
2018: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769834/continuous-knee-cooling-affects-functional-hop-performance-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Bruno Tassignon, Ben Serrien, Kevin De Pauw, Jean-Pierre Baeyens, Romain Meeusen
Cryotherapy is widely used in sports and rehabilitation to aid recovery and injury management. The purpose was to examine if a low temperature computer controlled continuous knee cooling protocol (10°C) for one hour and a moderate continuous knee cooling protocol (18°C) for one hour affected neuromuscular activity and functional performance tests. We used a randomized controlled study design. Twenty healthy male subjects (age = 24 ± 3 years) were included and randomized into 2 groups (10°C and 18°C). On day one, participants performed a maximal voluntary contraction of the quadriceps (MVC), single leg hop for distance (SLHD), and crossover hop for time (COHT) with both legs before and after cooling of their right leg...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769828/the-effect-of-half-time-re-warm-up-duration-on-intermittent-sprint-performance
#19
Takuma Yanaoka, Kyoko Kashiwabara, Yuta Masuda, Jumpei Yamagami, Kuran Kurata, Shun Takagi, Masashi Miyashita, Norikazu Hirose
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of different durations of half-time re-warm up (RW) on intermittent sprint performance. Using a randomized crossover design, 13 healthy men performed three trials, which consisted of two, 40-min intermittent exercises separated by a 15-min half-time. Half-time interventions were 15 min of seated rest (Control), 7 min of cycling at 70% of maximal heart rate (HRmax ) (7 min RW), and 3 min of cycling at 70% of HRmax (3 min RW). The second 40-min intermittent exercise as an exercise performance test was the Cycling Intermittent-Sprint Protocol (CISP), which consisted of 10 s of rest, 5 s of maximal sprint, and 105 s of low-intensity exercise at 50% of VO2max , with the cycles repeated over the 40-min duration...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769818/carbohydrate-mouth-rinse-and-hydration-strategies-on-cycling-performance-in-30-km-time-trial-a-randomized-crossover-controlled-trial
#20
Amanda M J Ferreira, Luiz F Farias-Junior, Thaynan A A Mota, Hassan M Elsangedy, Aline Marcadenti, Telma M A M Lemos, Alexandre H Okano, Ana P T Fayh
The aim of this study was to investigate whether carbohydrate mouth rinse (CMR) improves physical performance of cyclists during a 30-km time trial test and its influence on water balance compared to other strategies of fluid intake. Eleven recreationally trained male cyclists completed a 30 km time trial cycle ergometer under three experimental interventions: (a) CMR, (b) drinking to replace all weight loss (DWL), and (c) drinking "ad libitum" (DAL). Time to complete the 30 km time trial, heart rate, average power, velocity, weight loss, urine color, urine density and pH were evaluated...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
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