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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337283/intracoronary-hypothermia-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-isolated-beating-pig-heart
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Luuk C Otterspoor, Lokien X van Nunen, Tilaï T Rosalina, Marcel Van't Veer, Sjoerd Van Tuijl, Marco Stijnen, Marcel Cm Rutten, Frans N van de Vosse, Nico Hj Pijls
Hypothermia may attenuate reperfusion injury and thereby improve acute myocardial infarction therapy. Systemic cooling trials failed to reduce infarct size, perhaps because the target temperature was not reached fast enough. The use of selective intracoronary hypothermia combined with intracoronary temperature monitoring allows for titrating to target temperature and optimizing the cooling rate. We aimed to the test the feasibility of intracoronary cooling for controlled, selective myocardial hypothermia in an isolated beating pig heart...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329078/apical-closure-device-for-full-percutaneous-transapical-valve-implantation-stress-test-in-an-animal-model%C3%A2
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Enrico Ferrari, Stefanos Demertzis, Jennifer Angelella, Denis Berdajs, Piergiorgio Tozzi, Tiziano Moccetti, Francesco Maisano, Ludwig K von Segesser
OBJECTIVES: Transapical valve implantation is traditionally performed through a left antero-lateral mini-thoracotomy. A self-expandable apical closure device has recently been developed for full-percutaneous transapical valve implantation. We performed haemodynamics stress-tests on an animal model to evaluate the sealing properties. METHODS: Under general anaesthesia 5 pigs (mean weight: 67 ± 6 Kg) received full heparinization (100 IU/Kg; activated clotting time >250 s and, through inferior mini-sternotomies, 21-Fr introducer sheaths for transapical aortic valve implantation (outer diameter: 25-Fr) were placed over-the-wire in the apexes...
January 31, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323879/mir-181b-regulates-vascular-stiffness-age-dependently-in-part-by-regulating-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Daijiro Hori, Brittany Dunkerly-Eyring, Yohei Nomura, Debjit Biswas, Jochen Steppan, Jorge Henao-Mejia, Hideo Adachi, Lakshmi Santhanam, Dan E Berkowitz, Charles Steenbergen, Richard A Flavell, Samarjit Das
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffening play major roles in cardiovascular diseases. The critical role for the miR-181 family in vascular inflammation has been documented. Here we tested whether the miR-181 family can influence the pathogenesis of hypertension and vascular stiffening. METHODS AND RESULTS: qPCR data showed a significant decrease in miR-181b expression in the aorta of the older mice. Eight miR-181a1/b1-/- mice and wild types (C57BL6J:WT) were followed weekly for pulse wave velocity (PWV) and blood pressure measurements...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296167/what-can-intracoronary-pressure-measurements-tell-us-about-flow-reserve-pressure-bounded-coronary-flow-reserve-and-example-application-to-the-randomized-defer-trial
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Frederik M Zimmermann, Nico H J Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne, G Jan-Willem Bech, Pepijn van Schaardenburgh, Richard L Kirkeeide, K Lance Gould, Nils P Johnson
OBJECTIVE: We propose a novel technique called pressure-bounded coronary flow reserve (pb-CFR) and demonstrate its application to the randomized DEFER trial. BACKGROUND: Intracoronary flow reserve assessment remains underutilized relative to pressure measurements partly due to less robust tools. METHODS: While rest and hyperemic intracoronary pressure measurements cannot quantify CFR exactly, they do provide upper and lower bounds. We validated pb-CFR invasively against traditional CFR, then applied it to high fractional flow reserve (FFR ≥ 0...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296135/assessment-of-trans-aortic-pressure-gradient-using-a-coronary-pressure-wire-in-patients-with-mechanical-aortic-and-mitral-valve-prostheses
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Nisharahmed Kherada, Juan Carlos Brenes, Annapoorna S Kini, George D Dangas
Accurate evaluation of trans-aortic valvular pressure gradients is challenging in cases where dual mechanical aortic and mitral valve prostheses are present. Non-invasive Doppler echocardiographic imaging has its limitations due to multiple geometric assumptions. Invasive measurement of trans-valvular gradients with cardiac catheterization can provide further information in patients with two mechanical valves, where simultaneous pressure measurements in the left ventricle and ascending aorta must be obtained...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287078/the-design-of-and-chronic-tissue-response-to-a-composite-nerve-electrode-with-patterned-stiffness
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Max Freeberg, Matthew Stone, Ronald Triolo, Dustin Tyler
As neural interfaces demonstrate success in chronic applications, a novel class of reshaping electrodes with patterned regions of stiffness will enable application to a widening range of anatomical locations. Patterning stiff regions and flexible regions of the electrode enables nerve reshaping while accommodating anatomical constraints of various implant locations ranging from peripheral nerves to spinal and autonomic plexi. Introduced is a new composite electrode enabling patterning of regions of various electrode mechanical properties...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277905/spontaneous-and-evoked-contractility-of-human-intestinal-lymphatic-vessels
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Niklas Telinius, Jens Majgaard, Sheyanth Mohanakumar, Einar Pahle, Jørn Nielsen, Vibeke Hjortdal, Christian Aalkjær, Donna Briggs Boedtkjer
BACKGROUND: Mesenteric lymphatic vessels (MLVs) from various animal species have been intensively studied. We aimed to establish the viability and basic contractile characteristics of human MLVs maintained in vitro and to determine the reactivity of MLVs with norepinephrine (NE) and substance P (SP) and to compare with the thoracic duct (TD). METHODS AND RESULTS: Isolated human lymphatic vessels were mounted on a wire myograph under isometric conditions and tension was recorded...
March 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268728/a-pressure-and-shear-sensing-liner-for-prosthetic-sockets
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Jason Wheeler, Anirban Mazumdar, Lisa Marron, Kevin Dullea, Joan Sanders, Kate Allyn
Interface pressures are closely related to the comfort and fit of a lower-limb prosthetic socket and clinicians and researchers are interested in monitoring these loads. In particular, shear stresses at the socket/liner interface are indicative of important fit characteristics but are difficult to measure in situ. We have developed an elastomeric liner with sixteen integrated pressure and shear sensors, along with necessary wiring and data acquisition electronics. The sensors measure three-axis pressures using optical emitter/detector pairs coupled with transparent and opaque elastomeric layers...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267588/initial-international-multicenter-human-experience-with-a-novel-epicardial-access-needle-embedded-with-a-real-time-pressure-frequency-monitoring-to-facilitate-epicardial-access-feasibility-and-safety
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Luigi Di Biase, J David Burkhardt, Vivek Reddy, Jorge Romero, Petr Neuzil, Jan Petru, Lucie Sadiva, Jan Skoda, Miguel Ventura, Corrado Carbucicchio, Antonio Dello Russo, Zoltan Csanadi, Michela Casella, Gaetano M Fassini, Claudio Tondo, Frederic Sacher, Mike Theran, Srinivas Dukkipati, Jacob Koruth, Pierre Jais, Andrea Natale
BACKGROUD: Epicardial ablation is often necessary for the treatment of complex arrhythmias refractory to endocardial ablation. Conventional needle access into the pericardial space is considered quite challenging, and it is often associated with several potential complications particularly inadvertent right ventricular puncture. The novel EpiAccess Needle tip is embedded with a pressure sensor able to report the pressure waveform in real time when used with the EpiAccess System. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the feasibility and safety of the EpiAccess®System by EpiEP, Inc...
March 3, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247998/all-printed-flexible-and-stretchable-electronics
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Mohammed G Mohammed, Rebecca Kramer
A fully automated additive manufacturing process that produces all-printed flexible and stretchable electronics is demonstrated. The printing process combines soft silicone elastomer printing and liquid metal processing on a single high-precision 3D stage. The platform is capable of fabricating extremely complex conductive circuits, strain and pressure sensors, stretchable wires, and wearable circuits with high yield and repeatability.
March 1, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226916/a-pressure-and-shear-sensing-liner-for-prosthetic-sockets
#11
Jason Wheeler, Anirban Mazumdar, Lisa Marron, Kevin Dullea, Joan Sanders, Kate Allyn, Jason Wheeler, Anirban Mazumdar, Lisa Marron, Kevin Dullea, Joan Sanders, Kate Allyn, Kevin Dullea, Joan Sanders, Kate Allyn, Anirban Mazumdar, Lisa Marron, Jason Wheeler
Interface pressures are closely related to the comfort and fit of a lower-limb prosthetic socket and clinicians and researchers are interested in monitoring these loads. In particular, shear stresses at the socket/liner interface are indicative of important fit characteristics but are difficult to measure in situ. We have developed an elastomeric liner with sixteen integrated pressure and shear sensors, along with necessary wiring and data acquisition electronics. The sensors measure three-axis pressures using optical emitter/detector pairs coupled with transparent and opaque elastomeric layers...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208994/comparison-of-the-load-deflection-characteristics-of-aesthetic-and-conventional-super-elastic-ni-ti-orthodontic-arch-wires-in-conventional-and-metal-insert-ceramic-brackets
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Hosseinagha Aghili, Soghra Yassaei, Neda Joshan, Nemat Hoseini
INTRODUCTION: Coated arch wires and ceramic brackets have been introduced to improve aesthetics during orthodontic treatment. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of coating on the physical properties of aesthetic orthodontic wires. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five round wires (0.016 inch) were obtained from each of three brands: conventional uncoated super elastic Nickel Titanium (Ni-Ti) (Rematitian Lite; Dentaurum, Ispringen, Germany), HUBIT (Teflon Coated, Korea), G&H (Epoxy Coated, Greenwood, Indiana, USA) which belonged to maxillary arch...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207868/acetylcholine-versus-cold-pressor-testing-for-evaluation-of-coronary-endothelial-function
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Ahmed AlBadri, Janet Wei, Puja K Mehta, Sofy Landes, John W Petersen, R David Anderson, Bruce Samuels, Babak Azarbal, Eileen M Handberg, Quanlin Li, Margo Minissian, Chrisandra Shufelt, Carl J Pepine, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: Assessment of coronary endothelial function with intracoronary acetylcholine (IC-Ach) provides diagnostic and prognostic data in patients with suspected coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD), but is often not feasible due in part to the time and expertise needed for pharmacologic mixing. Cold pressor testing (CPT) is a simple and safe stimulus useful for either invasive or non-invasive endothelial function testing and myocardial perfusion imaging but has not been specifically evaluated among symptomatic women with signs of ischemic heart disease (IHD) who have no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207773/local-versus-global-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-in-early-atherosclerosis-an-animal-study-in-apoe-mice-using-ultrahigh-field-mri
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Alexander Gotschy, Wolfgang R Bauer, Patrick Winter, Peter Nordbeck, Eberhard Rommel, Peter M Jakob, Volker Herold
Increased aortic stiffness is known to be associated with atherosclerosis and has a predictive value for cardiovascular events. This study aims to investigate the local distribution of early arterial stiffening due to initial atherosclerotic lesions. Therefore, global and local pulse wave velocity (PWV) were measured in ApoE-/- and wild type (WT) mice using ultrahigh field MRI. For quantification of global aortic stiffness, a new multi-point transit-time (TT) method was implemented and validated to determine the global PWV in the murine aorta...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202246/analysis-of-myocardial-perfusion-parameters-in-an-ex-vivo-porcine-heart-model-using-third-generation-dual-source-ct
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Gert Jan Pelgrim, Taylor M Duguay, J Marco A Stijnen, Akos Varga-Szemes, Sjoerd Van Tuijl, U Joseph Schoepf, Matthijs Oudkerk, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between fractional flow reserve (FFR)-determined coronary artery stenosis severity and myocardial perfusion parameters derived from dynamic myocardial CT perfusion imaging (CTP) in an ex-vivo porcine heart model. METHODS: Six porcine hearts were perfused according to Langendorff. Circulatory parameters such as arterial blood flow (ABF) (L/min), mean arterial pressure (MAP) (mmHg) and heart rate (bpm) were monitored. Using an inflatable cuff and monitored via a pressure wire, coronary artery stenoses of different FFR grades were created (no stenosis, FFR = 0...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198106/in-vitro-microfluidic-models-of-tumor-microenvironment-to-screen-transport-of-drugs-and-nanoparticles
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REVIEW
Altug Ozcelikkale, Hye-Ran Moon, Michael Linnes, Bumsoo Han
Advances in nanotechnology have enabled numerous types of nanoparticles (NPs) to improve drug delivery to tumors. While many NP systems have been proposed, their clinical translation has been less than anticipated primarily due to failure of current preclinical evaluation techniques to adequately model the complex interactions between the NP and physiological barriers of tumor microenvironment. This review focuses on microfluidic tumor models for characterization of delivery efficacy and toxicity of cancer nanomedicine...
February 14, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190566/effects-of-wireless-packet-loss-in-industrial-process-control-systems
#17
Yongkang Liu, Richard Candell, Nader Moayeri
Timely and reliable sensing and actuation control are essential in networked control. This depends on not only the precision/quality of the sensors and actuators used but also on how well the communications links between the field instruments and the controller have been designed. Wireless networking offers simple deployment, reconfigurability, scalability, and reduced operational expenditure, and is easier to upgrade than wired solutions. However, the adoption of wireless networking has been slow in industrial process control due to the stochastic and less than 100% reliable nature of wireless communications and lack of a model to evaluate the effects of such communications imperfections on the overall control performance...
February 9, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185992/lasso-plate-an-original-implant-for-fixation-of-type-i-and-ii-regan-morrey-coronoid-fractures
#18
Pengfei Wang, Yan Zhuang, Zhong Li, Wei Wei, Yahui Fu, Xing Wei, Kun Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Coronoid fractures are notoriously difficult to manage particularly when there is a small fragment. We report a retrospective analysis of our experience with consecutive type I and II Regan-Morrey coronoid fractures using a lasso plate. HYPOTHESIS: Type I and II Regan-Morrey coronoid fractures can be effectively managed using a lasso plate. METHODS: From October, 2011 and December, 2013, 25 patients(21 males and 4 females, mean age 40...
February 6, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168942/validating-the-factor-structure-and-testing-measurement-invariance-of-modified-short-form-mcgill-pain-questionnaire-ortho-sf-mpq-for-orthodontic-pain-assessment
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Satpal S Sandhu
OBJECTIVE: To validate the factor structure of recently modified Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (Ortho-SF-MPQ) to assess orthodontic pain; and to test its Measurement Invariance (MI) across gender. METHODS: 180 orthodontic patients were enrolled in this study. 0.016 inch Super-elastic NiTi arch wire was used in 0.022″ × 0.028″ slot pre-adjusted edgewise appliance. After initial arch wire placement, pain was assessed at T1 (24 hours), T2 (day 3), and T3 (day 7) by using the Ortho-SF-MPQ which consists of seven sensory (pressure, sore, aching, tight, throbbing, pulling, miserable) and four affective (uncomfortable, strange, frustrating, annoying) descriptors...
March 2017: Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161129/navvus-ffr-to-reduce-contrast-cost-and-radiation-contract-insights-from-a-single-centre-clinical-and-economical-evaluation-with-the-rxi-rapid-exchange-ffr-device
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Kaneshka Masdjedi, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Roberto Diletti, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Peter de Jaegere, Evelyn Regar, Felix Zijlstra, Ron T van Domburg, Joost Daemen
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the RXi Navvus system compared to the use of standard Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) wires reduces total contrast volume, radiation and overall study cost in a real world patient population referred for coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention. BACKGROUND: FFR is the mainstay of functional hemodynamic assessment of coronary artery lesions. The RXi Navvus system (ACIST Medical Systems, Eden Prairie, MN) is a monorail microcatheter with FFR-measurement capability through optical pressure sensor technology...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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