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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526373/coffee-consumption-in-aged-mice-increases-energy-production-and-decreases-hepatic-mtor-levels
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Keita Takahashi, Shuichi Yanai, Kentaro Shimokado, Akihito Ishigami
OBJECTIVE: Coffee, one of the world's most consumed beverages, has many benefits. Some studies have reported the effects of coffee on aging. The aim of this study was to investigate the locomotor activity, energy metabolism, and lipid metabolism of aged (20-mo-old) mice given coffee. METHODS: Aged C57 BL/6 NCr mice were divided into three groups: controls that were not given coffee (n = 9), a group that received 0.1% caffeinated coffee (n = 9), and a group that received 0...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526086/comparison-of-fluid-balance-and-hemodynamic-and-metabolic-effects-of-sodium-lactate-versus-sodium-bicarbonate-versus-0-9-nacl-in-porcine-endotoxic-shock-a-randomized-open-label-controlled-study
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Thibault Duburcq, Arthur Durand, Anne-Frédérique Dessein, Joseph Vamecq, Jean-Claude Vienne, Dries Dobbelaere, Karine Mention, Claire Douillard, Patrice Maboudou, Valery Gmyr, François Pattou, Mercé Jourdain, Fabienne Tamion, Julien Poissy, Daniel Mathieu, Raphaël Favory
BACKGROUND: Sodium lactate has been shown to improve hemodynamics and avoid fluid overload. The objective of this study was to confirm a beneficial effect on fluid balance with sodium lactate infusion and to specify whether the advantage of lactate is related to a negative chloride balance, its particular metabolism, or simply its energy load. METHODS: This was an interventional, randomized, open-label, controlled experimental study. Fifteen female "large white" pigs (2 months old) were challenged with intravenous infusion of Escherichia coli endotoxin...
May 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524821/plasmonic-nano-patch-array-with-integrated-metal-organic-framework-for-enhanced-infrared-absorption-gas-sensing
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Xinyuan Chong, Ki-Joong Kim, Yujing Zhang, Erwen Li, Paul Ohodnicki, Chih-Hung Chang, Alan Wang
In this letter, we present a nanophotonic device consisting of plasmonic nano-patch array with integrated metal-organic framework (MOF) for enhanced infrared absorption gas sensing. By designing a gold nanopatch array (Au-NPA) on a sapphire substrate, we are able to achieve enhanced optical field that spatially overlaps with the MOF layer, which can adsorb carbon dioxide (CO2) with high capacity. Experimental results show that this hybrid plasmonic-MOF device can effectively increase the infrared absorption path of on-chip gas sensors by more than 1,100-fold...
May 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524808/determination-of-safe-and-critical-nanoparticles-exposure-to-welders-in-a-workshop
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J F Gomes, R M Miranda
The present study examined consequences of "safe" versus "critical" exposure to nanoparticles (NP) released during welding operations. With this aim in mind, a set of measurements regarding NP emissions was undertaken in a workshop during welding by metal active gas of carbon steel using different mixtures of argon (Ar) and carbon dioxide (CO2) as well as different process parameters which might influence emission of (NP). If these measurements were conducted in several locations away from the welding sources, the graphical representation of the obtained observations with time enabled definition of "safe" and "critical" regions within a welding workshop in terms of welder's exposure...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524177/role-of-carbonic-anhydrases-in-skin-wound-healing
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Harlan Barker, Marleena Aaltonen, Peiwen Pan, Maria Vähätupa, Pirkka Kaipiainen, Ulrike May, Stuart Prince, Hannele Uusitalo-Järvinen, Abdul Waheed, Silvia Pastoreková, William S Sly, Seppo Parkkila, Tero Ah Järvinen
Skin wound closure occurs when keratinocytes migrate from the edge of the wound and re-epithelialize the epidermis. Their migration takes place primarily before any vascularization is established, that is, under hypoxia, but relatively little is known regarding the factors that stimulate this migration. Hypoxia and an acidic environment are well-established stimuli for cancer cell migration. The carbonic anhydrases (CAs) contribute to tumor cell migration by generating an acidic environment through the conversion of carbon dioxide to bicarbonate and a proton...
May 19, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524033/-procedural-analysis-of-acid-base-balance-disorder-case-serials-in-4-patents
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Chunyuan Ma, Guijie Wang
OBJECTIVE: To establish the standardization process of acid-base balance analysis, analyze cases of acid-base balance disorder with the aid of acid-base balance coordinate graph. METHODS: The acid-base balance theory were reviewed systematically on recent research progress, and the important concepts, definitions, formulas, parameters, regularity and inference in the analysis of acid-base balance were studied. The analysis of acid-base balance disordered processes and steps were figured...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523135/use-of-co2-in-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-and-single-lumen-endotracheal-tube-a-new-less-invasive-approach
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Javier Gallego-Poveda, Nuno Carvalho Guerra, Catarina Carvalheiro, Hugo Ferreira, André Sena, Nádia Junqueira, Tiago Rodrigues Velho, Ângelo Nobre
Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been extensively used to allow laparoscopic procedures, due to its extensive advantages in obtaining a fairly innocuous pneumoperitoneum to allow visceral dissection. Its use in video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has seldom been described. We present our experience in more than 100 patients, operated for various thoracic pathologies, in whom we created a surgical pneumothorax to allow different surgeries to be undertaken.
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523018/effect-of-azithromycin-in-combination-with-simvastatin-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-complicated-by-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Peidong Wang, Jie Yang, Yanwei Yang, Zhixin Ding
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of azithromycin in combination with simvastatin in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) complicated by pulmonary arterial hypertension. METHODS: Eighty-six patients who developed COPD and pulmonary arterial hypertension and received treatment from August 2013 to October 2014 were selected and randomly divided into an observation group and a control group using random number table, 43 in each group. Patients in the control group were orally administrated 20 mg of simvastatin, once a day...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522858/mapping-anomalous-dispersion-of-air-with-ultrashort-mid-infrared-pulses
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A V Mitrofanov, A A Voronin, D A Sidorov-Biryukov, M V Rozhko, E A Stepanov, A B Fedotov, V Shumakova, S Ališauskas, A Pugžlys, A Baltuška, A M Zheltikov
We present experimental studies of long-distance transmission of ultrashort mid-infrared laser pulses through atmospheric air, probing air dispersion in the 3.6-4.2-μm wavelength range. Atmospheric air is still highly transparent to electromagnetic radiation in this spectral region, making it interesting for long-distance signal transmission. However, unlike most of the high-transmission regions in gas media, the group-velocity dispersion, as we show in this work, is anomalous at these wavelengths due to the nearby asymmetric-stretch rovibrational band of atmospheric carbon dioxide...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522835/reactivity-in-the-human-retinal-microvasculature-measured-during-acute-gas-breathing-provocations
#10
Angelina Duan, Phillip A Bedggood, Andrew B Metha, Bang V Bui
Although changes in vessel diameter following gas perturbation have been documented in retinal arterioles and venules, these responses have yet to be quantified in the smallest vessels of the human retina. Here, using in vivo adaptive optics, we imaged 3-25 µm diameter vessels of the human inner retinal circulation and monitored the effects of altered gas-breathing conditions. During isocapnic hyperoxia, definite constrictions were seen in 51% of vessel segments (mean ± SD for pre-capillary arterioles -9...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522756/influence-of-sex-menstrual-cycle-and-oral-contraceptives-on-cerebrovascular-resistance-and-cardiorespiratory-function-during-valsalva-or-standing
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Syed Abidi, Misha Nili, Stephania Serna, Simon Kim, Christopher Hazlett, Heather Edgell
Women experience orthostatic intolerance more than men, and experience faintness more in the early follicular (i.e. low hormone (LH)) compared to the luteal (i.e. high hormone (HH)) phase of the menstrual cycle. Men (n=13, age: 25.8±1.8) and women in the LH (day 2-5; placebo) and HH) (day 18-24; high dose) phases of the menstrual cycle with (OC; n=14, age: 22.0±0.8) or without oral contraceptives (NOC; n=12, age: 21.8±0.5) underwent the Valsalva maneuver and a supine-sit-stand protocol. Blood pressure, normalized stroke volume (SVi), cardiac output index (Qi), heart rate (HR), end-tidal carbon dioxide (ET-CO2), and middle cerebral artery blood velocity (MCA) were measured...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522498/rightsizing-carbon-dioxide-removal
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Christopher B Field, Katharine J Mach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522141/venous-to-arterial-carbon-dioxide-difference-in-the-resuscitation-of-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-systematic-review
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J J Diaztagle Fernández, J C Rodríguez Murcia, J J Sprockel Díaz
INTRODUCTION: The way to assess tissue perfusion during the resuscitation of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock is a current subject of research and debate. Venous oxygen saturation and lactate concentration have been the most frequently used criteria, though they involve known limitations. The venous-to-arterial difference of carbon dioxide (pCO2 delta) is a parameter than can be used to indicate tissue perfusion, and its determination therefore may be useful in these patients...
May 15, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521901/noninvasive-imaging-analysis-of-biological-tissue-associated-with-laser-thermal-injury
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Cheng-Jen Chang, De-Yi Yu, Yen-Chang Hsiao, Kuang-Hua Ho
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study is to use a noninvasive tomographic imaging technique with high spatial resolution to characterize and monitor biological tissue responses associated with laser thermal injury. METHODS: Optical doppler tomography (ODT) combines laser doppler flowmetry (LDF) with optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain high resolution tomographic velocity and structural images of static and moving constituents in highly scattering biological tissues...
April 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521086/a-computational-exploration-of-h2s-and-co2-capture-by-ionic-liquids-based-on-%C3%AE-amino-acid-anion-and-n7-n9-dimethyladeninium-cation
#15
Badrosadat Seyedhosseini, Mohammad Izadyar, Mohammad Reza Housaindokht
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2) adsorption on a series of the aliphatic amino acid ionic liquids (AAILs) composed of N7,N9- dimethyladeninium cation with amino acid anions (AA= Gly, Ala, Val, Leu and Ile) as the functionalized ILs with dual groups of amine have been investigated. Based on the obtained data, the possible sites of H2S adsorption are twice as CO2 on the ionic liquids and also the average adsorption energy of H2S (∆E=-51.5 kJ.mol-1) in the most stable region of adsorption is twice greater than that of CO2 (∆E=-25...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517929/computational-modeling-and-simulation-of-co2-capture-by-aqueous-amines
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Xin Yang, Robert J Rees, William Conway, Graeme Puxty, Qi Yang, David A Winkler
We review the literature on the use of computational methods to study the reactions between carbon dioxide and aqueous organic amines used to capture CO2 prior to storage, reuse, or sequestration. The focus is largely on the use of high level quantum chemical methods to study these reactions, although the review also summarizes research employing hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics methods and molecular dynamics. We critically review the effects of basis set size, quantum chemical method, solvent models, and other factors on the accuracy of calculations to provide guidance on the most appropriate methods, the expected performance, method limitations, and future needs and trends...
May 18, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516756/carbon-dioxide-versus-air-insufflation-in-gastric-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ramkaji Baniya, Sunil Upadhaya, Jahangir Khan, Suresh K Subedi, Tabrez S Mohammed, Balvant K Ganatra, Ghassan Bachuwa
Background/Aims: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) with air insufflation is commonly used for the staging and treatment of early gastric carcinoma. However, carbon dioxide (CO2) use has been shown to cause less post-procedural pain and fewer adverse events. The objective of this study was to compare the post-procedural pain and adverse events associated with CO2 and air insufflation in ESD. Methods: A systematic search was conducted for randomized control trials (RCTs) comparing the two approaches in ESD...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516355/valve-movement-of-three-species-of-north-american-freshwater-mussels-exposed-to-elevated-carbon-dioxide
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Caleb T Hasler, Kelly D Hannan, Jennifer D Jeffrey, Cory D Suski
Freshwater mussels are at-risk taxa and may be exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) because of the potential use of CO2 to control the movement of invasive aquatic fish species. One potential behavioral response to a change in the partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) may be altered valve movement. In this study, three species of mussels were fitted with modified sensors and exposed to two regimes of pCO2 to define thresholds of impaired valve movement. The first experiment demonstrated that Pyganodon grandis were much more tolerant to rising pCO2 relative to Lampsilis siliquoidea (acute closure at ∼200,000 μatm in comparison to ∼80,000 μatm)...
May 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516056/simultaneous-micronization-and-purification-of-bioactive-fraction-by-supercritical-antisolvent-technology
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Stevanus Hiendrawan, Bambang Veriansyah, Edward Widjojokusumo, Raymond R Tjandrawinata
Simultaneous micronization and purification of DLBS3233 bioactive fraction, a combination of two Indonesian herbals Lagerstroemia speciosa and Cinnamomum burmannii has been successfully performed via supercritical anti-solvent (SAS) technology. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of SAS technology to micronize and reduce coumarin content of DLBS3233. The effects of four SAS process parameters, i.e. pressure, temperature, concentration and solution flow rate on particle formation were investigated...
April 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515969/application-of-selective-bronchial-intubation-versus-neurally-adjusted-ventilatory-assist-in-the-management-of-unilateral-pulmonary-interstitial-emphysema-an-illustrative-case-and-the-literature-review
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Shing-Yan Robert Lee
In the treatment of left-sided pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) in a 23-week neonate, we used two ventilatory strategies: selective bronchial intubation from day 10 to 15 and neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) from day 18 to 26. We compared the effects and adverse effects of these two strategies. On selective bronchial intubation, desaturation was frequent. Fentanyl infusion was required. There was an episode of carbon dioxide retention coupled with hypotension. On NAVA, the neonate was clinically stable without the requirement of sedation...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
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