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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269231/hemodynamic-effects-of-synchronizing-an-intra-aortic-vad-in-reverse-rotation-control-with-left-ventricle-a-mock-loop-study
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Yaxin Wang, P Alex Smith, Daniel L Timms, Po-Lin Hsu, Richard A McMahon
The IntraVAD is an intra-aortic left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to be located in the ascending aorta. In order to enhance unloading and promote coronary flow for the left ventricle (LV), an operating mechanism, reverse-rotation control (RRc) mode, has been developed for the IntraVAD and tested in vitro in a mock circulation loop (MCL). The RRc mode consists of forward rotation (FR) and reverse rotation (RR). The synchronization between the IntraVAD and the LV was studied to offload the ventricle more effectively and to improve myocardial perfusion...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254076/computational-simulation-of-passive-leg-raising-effects-on-hemodynamics-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
#2
Dong Ah Shin, Jiheum Park, Jung Chan Lee, Sang Do Shin, Hee Chan Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The passive leg-raising (PLR) maneuver has been used for patients with circulatory failure to improve hemodynamic responsiveness by increasing cardiac output, which should also be beneficial and may exert synergetic effects during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, the impact of the PLR maneuver on CPR remains unclear due to difficulties in monitoring cardiac output in real-time during CPR and a lack of clinical evidence. METHODS: We developed a computational model that couples hemodynamic behavior during standard CPR and the PLR maneuver, and simulated the model by applying different angles of leg raising from 0° to 90° and compression rates from 80/min to 160/min...
March 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250136/definition-and-reliability-assessment-of-elementary-ultrasonographic-findings-in-calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition-disease-a-study-by-the-omeract-calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition-disease-ultrasound-subtask-force
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Georgios Filippou, Carlo A Scirè, Nemanja Damjanov, Antonella Adinolfi, Greta Carrara, Valentina Picerno, Carmela Toscano, George A Bruyn, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Andrea Delle Sedie, Emilio Filippucci, Marwin Gutierrez, Mihaela Micu, Ingrid Möller, Esperanza Naredo, Carlos Pineda, Francesco Porta, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Lene Terslev, Violeta Vlad, Pascal Zufferey, Annamaria Iagnocco
OBJECTIVE: To define the ultrasonographic characteristics of calcium pyrophosphate crystal (CPP) deposits in joints and periarticular tissues and to evaluate the intra- and interobserver reliability of expert ultrasonographers in the assessment of CPP deposition disease (CPPD) according to the new definitions. METHODS: After a systematic literature review, a Delphi survey was circulated among a group of expert ultrasonographers, who were members of the CPPD Ultrasound (US) Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) subtask force, to obtain definitions of the US characteristics of CPPD at the level of fibrocartilage (FC), hyaline cartilage (HC), tendon, and synovial fluid (SF)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249552/hypertension-induced-enhanced-myogenic-constriction-of-cerebral-arteries-is-preserved-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#4
Nikolett Szarka, Krisztina Amrein, Peter Horvath, Ivan Ivic, Endre Czeiter, Andras Buki, Akos Koller, Peter Toth
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was shown to impair pressure-induced myogenic response of cerebral arteries, which is associated with vascular and neural dysfunction and increased mortality of TBI patients. Hypertension was shown to enhance myogenic tone of cerebral arteries via increased vascular production of 20-hydroxyeicosatrienoic acid (HETE). This adaptive mechanism protects brain tissue form pressure/volume overload, but it can also lead to increased susceptibility to cerebral ischemia. Although both effects may potentiate the detrimental vascular consequences of TBI, it is not known how hypertension modulates the effect of TBI on myogenic responses of cerebral vessels...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227463/hemodynamic-effects-of-synchronizing-an-intra-aortic-vad-in-reverse-rotation-control-with-left-ventricle-a-mock-loop-study
#5
Yaxin Wang, P Alex Smith, Daniel L Timms, Po-Lin Hsu, Richard A McMahon, Yaxin Wang, P Alex Smith, Daniel L Timms, Po-Lin Hsu, Richard A McMahon, Richard A McMahon, Daniel L Timms, Po-Lin Hsu, Yaxin Wang, P Alex Smith
The IntraVAD is an intra-aortic left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to be located in the ascending aorta. In order to enhance unloading and promote coronary flow for the left ventricle (LV), an operating mechanism, reverse-rotation control (RRc) mode, has been developed for the IntraVAD and tested in vitro in a mock circulation loop (MCL). The RRc mode consists of forward rotation (FR) and reverse rotation (RR). The synchronization between the IntraVAD and the LV was studied to offload the ventricle more effectively and to improve myocardial perfusion...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215591/the-effect-of-resuscitation-position-on-cerebral-and-coronary-perfusion-pressure-during-mechanical-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-porcine-cardiac-arrest-model
#6
Taeyun Kim, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Yong Joo Park, Hyun Ho Ryu, Guillaume Debaty, Keith Lurie, Ki Jeong Hong
OBJECTIVE: It is unknown whether patient position is associated with the optimal cerebral (CePP) and coronary (CoPP) perfusion pressure. METHODS: This study utilized a randomized experimental design and anesthetized, intubated and paralyzed female pigs (n=12) (mean 42, SD 3kg). After 6min of untreated ventricular fibrillation, mechanical CPR with was performed for 3min in 0° supine position. The CPR was then performed for 5min in a position randomly assigned to either 1) head-up tilt (HUT) by three angles (30°, 45°, or 60°) or 2) head-down tilt (HDT) by three angles (30°, 45°, or 60°) and at 3) supine position between HUT and HDT positions...
February 16, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209057/saturated-fatty-acid-analogues-of-cell-penetrating-peptide-pepfect14-role-of-fatty-acid-modification-in-complexation-and-delivery-of-splice-correcting-oligonucleotides
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Tõnis Lehto, Luis Vasconcelos, Helerin Margus, Ricardo Figueroa, Margus Pooga, Mattias Hällbrink, Ülo Langel
Modifying cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) with fatty acids has long been used to improve peptide-mediated nucleic acid delivery. In this study we have revisited this phenomenon with a systematic approach where we developed a structure-activity relationship to describe the role of the acyl chain length in the transfection process. For that we took a well-studied CPP, PepFect14, as the basis and varied its N-terminal acyl chain length from 2 to 22 carbons. To evaluate the delivery efficiency, the peptides were noncovalently complexed with a splice-correcting oligonucleotide (SCO) and tested in HeLa pLuc705 reporter cell line...
March 2, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171804/hemodynamic-and-neuro-monitoring-for-neurocritically-ill-patients-an-international-survey-of-intensivists
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Sanjeev Sivakumar, Fabio S Taccone, Mohammed Rehman, Holly Hinson, Neeraj Naval, Christos Lazaridis
PURPOSE: To investigate multimodality systemic and neuro-monitoring practices in acute brain injury (ABI) and to analyze differences among "neurointensivists" (NI; clinical practice comprised >1/3 by neurocritical care), and other intensivists (OI). METHODS: Anonymous 22-question Web-based survey among physician members of SCCM and ESICM. RESULTS: Six hundred fifty-five responded (66% completion rate); 422 (65%) were OI, and 226 (35%) were NI...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126560/formulation-and-optimization-of-doxorubicin-loaded-polymeric-nanoparticles-using-box-behnken-design-ex-vivo-stability-and-in-vitro-activity
#9
Muhammad Vaseem Shaikh, Manika Kala, Manish Nivsarkar
Biodegradable nanoparticles (NPs) have gained tremendous interest for targeting chemotherapeutic drugs to the tumor environment. Inspite of several advances sufficient encapsulation along with the controlled release and desired size range have remained as considerable challenges. Hence, the present study examines the formulation optimization of doxorubicin loaded PLGA NPs (DOX-PLGA-NPs), prepared by single emulsion method for cancer targeting. Critical process parameters (CPP) were selected by initial screening...
March 30, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012940/development-of-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-containing-salicyclic-acid-for-dermal-use-based-on-the-quality-by-design-method
#10
A Kovács, Sz Berkó, E Csányi, I Csóka
The aim of our present work was to evaluate the applicability of the Quality by Design (QbD) methodology in the development and optimalization of nanostructured lipid carriers containing salicyclic acid (NLC SA). Within the Quality by Design methology, special emphasis is layed on the adaptation of the initial risk assessment step in order to properly identify the critical material attributes and critical process parameters in formulation development. NLC SA products were formulated by the ultrasonication method using Compritol 888 ATO as solid lipid, Miglyol 812 as liquid lipid and Cremophor RH 60® as surfactant...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982555/how-to-manage-blood-pressure-after-brain-injury
#11
Laurent Carteron, Fabio S Taccone, Mauro Oddo
Manipulation of blood pressure (BP) is a mainstay of therapy in patients with acute brain injury (ABI). In the early emergent phase (first hours from injury), depending on intracranial pathology, BP manipulation aims to 1) limit the progression of parenchymal hematomas or hemorrhagic transformation (in patients with ischemic/hemorrhagic stroke and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage [SAH]), and 2) attenuate hypoperfusion and secondary cerebral ischemic insults (in patients with traumatic brain injury [TBI])...
December 16, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850399/761-improvements-to-the-optimal-cerebral-perfusion-pressure-calculation
#12
Christopher Hawthorne, Martin Shaw, Laura Moss, Ian Piper, Richard Elliott, Christine Lee, John Kinsella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740929/monitoring-treatment-of-central-precocious-puberty-using-basal-luteinizing-hormone-levels-and-practical-considerations-for-dosing-with-a-3-month-leuprolide-acetate-formulation
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Peter A Lee, Margaret Luce, Peter Bacher
BACKGROUND: Peak gonadotropin-releasing hormone or agonist (GnRHa) stimulated luteinizing hormone (LH) testing with leuprolide acetate (LA) is commonly used to document suppression during therapy for central precocious puberty (CPP). The objective of the study was to investigate suitability of using basal LH levels to monitor GnRHa treatment and to determine optimal transition from 1-month to 3-month LA formulations via a post hoc analysis of a randomized, open-label, 6-month study. METHODS: A total of 42 children with CPP, pretreated with 7...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664329/optimization-of-in-vivo-dna-delivery-with-nickfect-peptide-vectors
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Krista Freimann, Piret Arukuusk, Kaido Kurrikoff, Luís Daniel Ferreira Vasconcelos, Kadi-Liis Veiman, Julia Uusna, Helerin Margus, Alfonso T Garcia-Sosa, Margus Pooga, Ülo Langel
As the field of gene therapy progresses, an increasingly urgent need has arisen for efficient and non-toxic vectors for the in vivo delivery of nucleic acids. Cell-penetrating peptides (CPP) are very efficient transfection reagents in vitro, however, their application in vivo needs improvement. To enhance in vivo transfection we designed various CPPs based on previous knowledge of internalization studies and physiochemical properties of NickFect (NF) nanoparticles. We show that increment of the helicity of these Transportan10 analogues improves the transfection efficiency...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604151/enhancing-endosomal-escape-for-intracellular-delivery-of-macromolecular-biologic-therapeutics
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Peter Lönn, Apollo D Kacsinta, Xian-Shu Cui, Alexander S Hamil, Manuel Kaulich, Khirud Gogoi, Steven F Dowdy
Bioactive macromolecular peptides and oligonucleotides have significant therapeutic potential. However, due to their size, they have no ability to enter the cytoplasm of cells. Peptide/Protein transduction domains (PTDs), also called cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs), can promote uptake of macromolecules via endocytosis. However, overcoming the rate-limiting step of endosomal escape into the cytoplasm remains a major challenge. Hydrophobic amino acid R groups are known to play a vital role in viral escape from endosomes...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27528865/optimization-for-service-routes-of-pallet-service-center-based-on-the-pallet-pool-mode
#16
Kang Zhou, Shiwei He, Rui Song
Service routes optimization (SRO) of pallet service center should meet customers' demand firstly and then, through the reasonable method of lines organization, realize the shortest path of vehicle driving. The routes optimization of pallet service center is similar to the distribution problems of vehicle routing problem (VRP) and Chinese postman problem (CPP), but it has its own characteristics. Based on the relevant research results, the conditions of determining the number of vehicles, the one way of the route, the constraints of loading, and time windows are fully considered, and a chance constrained programming model with stochastic constraints is constructed taking the shortest path of all vehicles for a delivering (recycling) operation as an objective...
2016: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502730/high-power-laser-driven-ceramic-phosphor-plate-for-outstanding-efficient-white-light-conversion-in-application-of-automotive-lighting
#17
Young Hyun Song, Eun Kyung Ji, Byung Woo Jeong, Mong Kwon Jung, Eun Young Kim, Dae Ho Yoon
We report on Y3Al5O12: Ce(3+) ceramic phosphor plate (CPP) using nano phosphor for high power laser diode (LD) application for white light in automotive lighting. The prepared CPP shows improved luminous properties as a function of Ce(3+) concentration. The luminous properties of the Y3Al5O12: Ce(3+) CPP nano phosphor are improved when compared to the Y3Al5O12: Ce(3+) CPP with bulk phosphor, and hence, the luminous emittance, luminous flux, and conversion efficiency are improved. The Y3Al5O12: Ce(3+) CPP with an optimal Ce(3+) content of 0...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430013/influence-of-calcium-phosphate-and-apatite-containing-products-on-enamel-erosion
#18
A Kensche, S Pötschke, C Hannig, G Richter, W Hoth-Hannig, M Hannig
For the purpose of erosion prevention the present study aimed to compare the efficacy of two biomimetic products and a fluoride solution to optimize the protective properties of the pellicle. After 1 min of in situ pellicle formation on bovine enamel slabs, 8 subjects adopted CPP-ACP (GC Tooth Mousse), a mouthwash with hydroxyapatite microclusters (Biorepair), or a fluoride based mouthwash (elmex Kariesschutz) for 1 min each. Afterwards, samples were exposed in the oral cavity for 28 min. Native enamel slabs and slabs exposed to the oral cavity for 30 min without any rinse served as controls...
2016: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27377043/enhancing-antitumor-immune-responses-by-optimized-combinations-of-cell-penetrating-peptide-based-vaccines-and-adjuvants
#19
Elodie Belnoue, Wilma Di Berardino-Besson, Hubert Gaertner, Susanna Carboni, Isabelle Dunand-Sauthier, Fabrice Cerini, Else-Marit Suso-Inderberg, Sébastien Wälchli, Stéphane König, Andres M Salazar, Oliver Hartley, Pierre-Yves Dietrich, Paul R Walker, Madiha Derouazi
Cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) from the protein ZEBRA are promising candidates to exploit in therapeutic cancer vaccines, since they can transport antigenic cargos into dendritic cells and induce tumor-specific T cells. Employing CPPs for a given cancer indication will require engineering to include relevant tumor-associated epitopes, administration with an appropriate adjuvant, and testing for antitumor immunity. We assessed the importance of structural characteristics, efficiency of in vitro transduction of target cells, and choice of adjuvant in inducing the two key elements in antitumor immunity, CD4 and CD8 T cells, as well as control of tumor growth in vivo...
September 2016: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27366538/intracranial-pressure-monitoring-as-a-part-of-multimodal-monitoring-management-of-patients-with-critical-polytrauma-correlation-between-optimised-intensive-therapy-according-to-intracranial-pressure-parameters-and-clinical-picture
#20
Loredana Luca, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Mirela Sarandan, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Marius Papurica, Anelore Gruneantu, Raluca Patrut, Corina Vernic, Corina Maria Dumbuleu, Dorel Sandesc
OBJECTIVE: Trauma patient requires a complex therapeutic management because of multiple severe injuries or secondary complications. The most significant injury found in patients with trauma is head injury, which has the greatest impact on mortality. Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is required in severe traumatic head injury because it optimises treatment based on ICP values and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP). METHODS: From a total of 64 patients admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) 'Casa Austria', from the Polytraumatology Clinic of the Emergency County Hospital "Pius Brinzeu" Timisoara, Romania, between January 2014 and December 2014; only patients who underwent ICP monitoring (n=10) were analysed...
December 2015: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
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