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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333884/use-of-tidal-breathing-curves-for-evaluating-expiratory-airway-obstruction-in-infants
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Avigdor Hevroni, Aliza Goldman, Miriam Blank-Brachfeld, Wiessam Abu Ahmad, Lior Ben-Dov, Chaim Springer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate tidal breathing (TB) flow-volume and flow-time curves for identification of expiratory airway obstruction in infants. METHODS: Pulmonary function tests were analyzed retrospectively in 156 infants aged 3-24 months with persistent or recurrent respiratory complaints. Parameters derived from TB curves were compared to maximal expiratory flow at functional residual capacity ([Formula: see text]maxFRC) measured by rapid thoracoabdominal compression technique...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331894/pharmaceutical-concentration-variability-at-sewage-treatment-plant-outlets-dominated-by-hydrology-and-other-factors
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Andrea F Brunsch, Thomas L Ter Laak, Huub Rijnaarts, Ekkehard Christoffels
A study was conducted in which the effluent at four small to medium sized sewage treatment plants (STP) in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany was monitored for three pharmaceutical compounds (carbamazepine, diclofenac, metoprolol) over a period of four years. Grab sampling and auto sampling campaigns were accomplished with respect to various weather conditions in the catchment area. Flow volumes and hydraulic retention times (HRT) from various sampling dates which provide information on processes causing emission changes were additionally taken into account...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326419/evaluation-of-multislice-spiral-computed-tomography-perfusion-imaging-for-the-efficacy-of-preoperative-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-patients-with-locally-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Jian-Xiao Liang, Xiu-Juan Bi, Xiao-Mei Li, Zhen-Li Gao, Feng Suo, En-Gang Cui, Hong-Fu Li, Hai-Lian Lv
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the predictive value of multislice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) perfusion imaging for the efficacy of preoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in middle-aged and elderly patients with locally advanced gastric cancer (LAGC). MATERIAL AND METHODS One-hundred twenty-six middle-aged and elderly patients with LAGC were selected. MSCT was performed before and after CCRT to obtain perfusion parameters: blood flow volume (BF), blood volume (BV), mean transit time (MTT), and permeability surface (PS)...
January 12, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315791/how-can-we-maximize-the-diagnostic-utility-of-uroflow-ici-rs-2017
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Andrew Gammie, Peter Rosier, Rui Li, Chris Harding
AIMS: To gauge the current level of diagnostic utility of uroflowmetry and to suggest areas needing research to improve this. METHODS: A summary of the debate held at the 2017 meeting of the International Consultation on Incontinence Research Society, with subsequent analysis by the authors. RESULTS: Limited diagnostic sensitivity and specificity exist for maximum flow rates, multiple uroflow measurements, and flow-volume nomograms. There is a lack of clarity in flow rate curve shape description and uroflow time measurement...
January 9, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284057/computational-fluid-dynamics-cfd-using-porous-media-modeling-predicts-recurrence-after-coiling-of-cerebral-aneurysms
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Yasuyuki Umeda, Fujimaro Ishida, Masanori Tsuji, Kazuhiro Furukawa, Masato Shiba, Ryuta Yasuda, Naoki Toma, Hiroshi Sakaida, Hidenori Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to predict recurrence after coil embolization of unruptured cerebral aneurysms with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) using porous media modeling (porous media CFD). METHOD: A total of 37 unruptured cerebral aneurysms treated with coiling were analyzed using follow-up angiograms, simulated CFD prior to coiling (control CFD), and porous media CFD. Coiled aneurysms were classified into stable or recurrence groups according to follow-up angiogram findings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280193/sonographic-evaluation-of-liver-hemodynamic-indices-in-overweight-and-obese-dogs
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A F Belotta, C R Teixeira, C R Padovani, S C Rahal, M N Mayer, M J Mamprim
BACKGROUND: Hepatic circulatory disturbances have been associated with obesity and fatty liver in humans. In the veterinary literature, however, there is limited information regarding the effects of different body condition scores (BCS) on liver hemodynamic indices in dogs. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of BCS on liver hemodynamic indices. ANIMALS: Fifty-three client-owned dogs of various breeds were included. METHODS: Prospective observational study...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275056/the-pivotal-multicenter-trial-of-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-for-hemodialysis-access
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Jeffrey E Hull, William C Jennings, Randy I Cooper, Umar Waheed, Matthew E Schaefer, Rajeev Narayan
PURPOSE: To evaluate safety and efficacy of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) created with a thermal resistance anastomosis device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective single-arm trial at 5 sites enrolled 107 patients. Patients underwent ultrasound (US)-guided anastomosis creation between the proximal radial artery and perforating vein with the Ellipsys Vascular Access System (Avenu Medical, Inc, San Juan Capistrano, California) followed by separate maturation procedures...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273948/icp-curve-morphology-and-intracranial-flow-volume-changes-a-simultaneous-icp-and-cine-phase-contrast-mri-study-in-humans
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Mårten Unnerbäck, Johnny T Ottesen, Peter Reinstrup
BACKGROUND: The intracranial pressure (ICP) curve with its different peaks has been extensively studied, but the exact physiological mechanisms behind its morphology are still not fully understood. Both intracranial volume change (ΔICV) and transmission of the arterial blood pressure have been proposed to shape the ICP curve. This study tested the hypothesis that the ICP curve correlates to intracranial volume changes. METHODS: Cine phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations were performed in neuro-intensive care patients with simultaneous ICP monitoring...
December 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260470/multi-phase-transformation-model-of-water-quality-in-the-sluice-controlled-river-reaches-of-shayinghe-river-in-china
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Ming Dou, Yaxin Cao, Qingbin Mi, Guiqiu Li, Yanyan Wang
To better understand the complex transformation mechanisms of pollutants in different phases in sluice-controlled river reaches (SCRRs), a multi-phase transformation model of water quality is proposed. This model mainly describes the interactions of the water body, suspended matter, deposited sediments, and organisms. Mathematical expressions were first derived to describe the mass transportation processes in different phases of the river system. The multi-phase transformation model in SCRRs was then established with defined physical mechanisms...
December 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234624/thyroidectomy-improves-tracheal-anatomy-and-airflow-in-patients-with-nodular-goiter-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jesper Roed Sorensen, Jeppe Faurholdt Lauridsen, Helle Døssing, Nina Nguyen, Laszlo Hegedüs, Steen Joop Bonnema, Christian Godballe
Objective: A large goiter may cause compression of the trachea. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of thyroidectomy on tracheal anatomy and airflow and to correlate this with changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with benign nodular goiter. Methods: Magnetic resonance images of the neck and respiratory flow-volume curves, including both inspiration and expiration, were performed prior to and 6 months following surgery. HRQoL was measured by selected scales from the thyroid-specific patient-reported outcome (ThyPRO)...
November 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228231/novel-echocardiographic-method-to-assess-left-ventricular-chamber-stiffness-and-elevated-end-diastolic-pressure-based-on-time-velocity-integral-measurements-of-pulmonary-venous-and-transmitral-flows
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Kazunori Okada, Sanae Kaga, Rika Abiko, Michito Murayama, Takuma Hioka, Masahiro Nakabachi, Shinobu Yokoyama, Hisao Nishino, Ayako Ichikawa, Ayumu Abe, Mutsumi Nishida, Naoya Asakawa, Shingo Tsujinaga, Taichi Hayashi, Hiroyuki Iwano, Satoshi Yamada, Nobuo Masauzi, Taisei Mikami
Aims: The detection of increased left ventricular (LV) chamber stiffness may play an important role in assessing cardiac patients with potential but not overt heart failure. A non-invasive method to estimate it is not established. We investigated whether the echocardiographic backward/forward flow volume ratio from the left atrium (LA) during atrial contraction reflects the LV chamber stiffness. Methods and results: We studied 62 patients who underwent cardiac catheterization and measured their left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) and pressure increase during atrial contraction (ΔPa) from the LV pressure waveform...
December 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220356/color-doppler-ultrasonography-as-an-alternative-tool-for-postoperative-evaluation-of-collaterals-after-indirect-revascularization-surgery-in-moyamoya-disease
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Shin-Joe Yeh, Sung-Chun Tang, Li-Kai Tsai, Chung-Wei Lee, Ya-Fang Chen, Hon-Man Liu, Shih-Hung Yang, Meng-Fai Kuo, Jiann-Shing Jeng
The cerebral hypoperfusion caused by chronic progressive stenosis or occlusion of intracranial arteries in moyamoya disease can be treated by direct bypass or indirect revascularization procedures. The extent of collaterals from the external carotid artery (ECA) after indirect revascularization surgery is the key point of angiographic follow-up, and the invasiveness of angiography impelled us to investigate the role of ultrasonography in the evaluation of collaterals. We hypothesized that the collaterals shown on angiography might produce corresponding hemodynamic changes in color Doppler ultrasonography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193495/premature-birth-affects-the-degree-of-airway-dysanapsis-and-mechanical-ventilatory-constraints
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Joseph W Duke, Igor M Gladstone, A William Sheel, Andrew T Lovering
Adult survivors of very preterm birth (≤32 weeks gestational age) without (PRE) and with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) have obstructive lung disease as evidenced by reduced expiratory airflow at rest and have significant mechanical ventilatory constraints during exercise. Airflow obstruction, under any condition, could be due to several factors including small airways. PRE and/or BPD could have smaller airways than their counterparts born at full-term (CON) due to a greater degree of dysanaptic airway development during the pre- and/or post-natal period...
November 29, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193196/extracranial-and-intracranial-ultrasonographic-findings-in-posterior-circulation-infarction
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Hsin-Yi Chi, Chung-Fu Hsu, An-Chih Chen, Chun-Hung Su, Han-Hwa Hu, Wen-Mei Fu
OBJECTIVES: Patients with posterior circulation infarction are at higher risk of early recurrent stroke, especially those with vertebrobasilar stenosis or hypoplasia. The clinical presentations of this condition vary over a broad range, making diagnosis and treatment a challenge. Hemodynamic changes and stenosis detected by ultrasonography (US) are sensitive and important indicators for further evaluation. In this study, we correlated extracranial and intracranial US characteristics with brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with posterior circulation infarction...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190612/assessment-of-bronchial-obstruction-using-lateral-pressure-measurement-during-bronchoscopy
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Hiroki Nishine, Takehiko Hiramoto, Takeo Inoue, Naoki Furuya, Hirotaka Kida, Hiroshi Handa, Seiichi Nobuyama, Masamichi Mineshita, Teruomi Miyazawa
BACKGROUND: In patients with bronchial obstruction estimating the location of the maximal obstruction is crucial for guiding interventional bronchoscopy. However, flow-volume curves cannot discriminate between the right and left lungs. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to physiologically evaluate bronchial obstruction during interventional bronchoscopy. METHODS: We prospectively measured lateral airway pressure (Plat) at either side of the obstruction using a double-lumen catheter (pressure-pressure [P-P] curve) simultaneously to assess the degree of bronchial obstruction in 22 patients...
November 30, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174786/endothelial-shear-stress-of-the-saphenous-vein-composite-graft-based-on-the-internal-thoracic-artery
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Ho Young Hwang, Bon-Kwon Koo, Sang Yoon Yeom, Tae Kyong Kim, Ki-Bong Kim
BACKGROUND: Endothelial shear stress (ESS) has been suggested as a factor affecting atherosclerosis and remodeling of native vessels and bypass conduits. We compared ESS levels of internal thoracic artery (ITA) and saphenous vein (SV) composite grafts intraoperatively and 1 year after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: Intraoperative ESS was calculated by measuring flow volumes and diameters of proximal and distal ITAs and SV conduits in 23 patients who received SV Y-composite grafts based on the in situ left ITA...
November 23, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151789/discriminative-role-of-brachial-artery-doppler-parameters-in-correlation-with-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistula
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Burak Mehmet Çildağ, Kutsi Ömer Faruk Köseoğlu
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the flow volume and resistive index parameters of the brachial artery in the functioning and dysfunctioning radiocephalic and brachiocephalic hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula (AVF). Methods: 82 patients were distributed into three groups according to their hemodialysis function - as normal function, decreased pump flow and increased venous pressure. Flow volumes and resistive indexes (RI) of the brachial artery of radiocephalic and brachiocephalic AVFs were measured by Doppler ultrasound...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137566/a-novel-exercise-device-for-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-improves-venous-flow-in-bed-versus-ankle-movement-exercises-in-healthy-volunteers
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Yukiyo Shimizu, Hiroshi Kamada, Masataka Sakane, Shizu Aikawa, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Kenta Tanaka, Hajime Mishima, Akihiro Kanamori, Tomofumi Nishino, Naoyuki Ochiai, Masashi Yamazaki
PURPOSE: Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis is crucial. To facilitate active ankle movement in postoperative and bedridden patients, we developed a novel leg exercise apparatus (LEX). We investigated the effect of the LEX by comparing increases in lower extremity venous flow during different modes of exercise using the LEX. METHODS: In eight healthy participants, we measured venous flow volume and velocity in the femoral vein using duplex ultrasonography at 1, 10, 20, and 30 min after completing three modes of 1-min LEX exercises...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131826/an-interactive-sports-video-game-as-an-intervention-for-rehabilitation-of-community-living-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-controlled-single-blind-crossover-study
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Nobuko Shimizu, Tomohiro Umemura, Masahiro Matsunaga, Takayoshi Hirai
Hypofrontality is a state of decreased cerebral blood flow in the prefrontal cortex during executive function performance; it is commonly observed in patients with schizophrenia. Cognitive dysfunction, as well as the psychological symptoms of schizophrenia, influences the ability of patients to reintegrate into society. The current study investigated the effects of an interactive sports video game (IVG; Nintendo Wii™ Sports Resort) on frontal lobe function of patients with schizophrenia. A sample of eight patients (6 male and 2 female; mean age = 46...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107948/assessment-of-pleural-air-leakage-using-digital-chest-drainage-system-after-surgical-pulmonary-resection-comparison-of-visible-alveolar-air-leakage-with-the-digital-value-measured-by-a-digital-chest-drainage-system
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Ryo Mori, Koji Yamazaki, Fumihiro Shoji, Hidenori Kouso, Chie Ushijima, Naoko Miura, Tomoyoshi Takenaka, Sadanori Takeo
BACKGROUND: The sensitivity of postoperative pleural air leakage (PAL) after pulmonary resection is evaluated by a simple subjective grading method in clinical practice. A new electronic digital chest drainage evaluation system (DCS) recently became clinically available. This study was designed to evaluate the clinical application of the DCS in monitoring the airflow volume and managing postoperative PAL. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 25 patients who underwent pulmonary resection...
2017: PloS One
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