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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738007/comparison-of-intraosseous-pentobarbital-administration-and-thoracic-compression-for-euthanasia-of-anesthetized-sparrows-passer-domesticus-and-starlings-sturnus-vulgaris
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Joanne R Paul-Murphy, Andrew Engilis, Peter J Pascoe, D Colette Williams, Kate A Gustavsen, Tracy L Drazenovich, M Kevin Keel, Tamsen M Polley, Irene E Engilis
OBJECTIVE To compare intraosseous pentobarbital treatment (IPT) and thoracic compression (TC) on time to circulatory arrest and an isoelectric electroencephalogram (EEG) in anesthetized passerine birds. ANIMALS 30 wild-caught adult birds (17 house sparrows [Passer domesticus] and 13 European starlings [Sturnus vulgaris]). PROCEDURES Birds were assigned to receive IPT or TC (n = 6/species/group). Birds were anesthetized, and carotid arterial pulses were monitored by Doppler methodology. Five subdermal braided-wire electrodes were used for EEG...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717607/arthroscopic-trans-osseous-rotator-cuff-repair
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Claudio Chillemi, Matteo Mantovani
BACKGROUND: Mechanical factors are at the basis of any tendon healing process, being pressure an aspect able to positively influence it. For this reason transosseous rotator cuff repair represents the gold standard procedure for patients affected by a cuff tear, maximizing the tendon footprint contact area and reducing motion at the tendon to bone interface. METHODS: The Authors present an all arthroscopic suture bridge-like transosseous repair with the preparation of a single transosseous tunnel perfor med thanks to a precise dedicated instrument (Compasso®) and one implant (Elite-SPK®) with the use of only 3 suture wires...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712765/losartan-reverses-cox-2-dependent-vascular-dysfunction-in-offspring-of-hyperglycaemic-rats
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Diego Barbosa de Queiroz, Fernanda Elizabethe Ramos-Alves, Juliana Santos-Rocha, Gloria Pinto Duarte, Fabiano Elias Xavier
AIMS: This study examined whether chronic treatment with losartan, an angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) antagonist, might reverse COX-2-mediated vascular dysfunction in mesenteric resistance arteries (MRA) from offspring of hyperglycaemic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male 12-month-old offspring of hyperglycaemic (O-DR) and normoglycaemic (O-CR) rats were treated with losartan (15mg·kg·day(-1)) during 2months. Third order MRA of untreated and losartan-treated O-DR and O-CR were mounted in wire myograph for isometric tension measurements...
July 13, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674929/frequency-of-a-large-drift-caused-by-pressure-wire-using-optical-fibers
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Yoshiaki Kawase, Toru Tanigaki, Akihiro Hirakawa, Hiroyuki Omori, Tetsuo Hirata, Syuuichi Okamoto, Hideaki Ota, Jun Kikuchi, Munenori Okubo, Hiroki Kamiya, Masanori Kawasaki, Takahiko Suzuki, Hitoshi Matsuo
The frequency of a large pressure signal drift (PDs) caused by pressure wire using optical fibers and its effect on fractional flow reserve (FFR)-based decision-making is not clear. We used pressure wires using optical fibers as "workhorse wires" for 95 consecutive lesions. The wire was normalized at the tip of the guiding catheter just before performing the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and was used without re-normalization until the end of the PCI. The drift value at the end of the procedures was evaluated...
July 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673382/rational-use-of-dopamine-in-hypotensive-newborns-improving-our-understanding-of-the-effect-on-cerebral-autoregulation
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Vibeke Ramsgaard Eriksen
Hypotension in critically ill newborn infants is associated with higher mortality and higher risk of cerebral injuries. Yet treating hypotension has never been shown to improve outcomes. In fact, some studies have found that hypotensive newborn infants who were treated with dopamine fared worse than a comparable group of newborn infants who were not. Therefore, a concern has been raised that dopamine might cause the observed adverse outcomes. Cerebral autoregulation is a protective mechanism that maintains a fairly constant cerebral blood flow despite fluctuations in blood pressure...
July 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653312/link-of-renal-microcirculatory-dysfunction-to-increased-coronary-microcirculatory-resistance-in-hypertensive-patients
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Cong Lin, Pu Zhang, Yangjing Xue, Yinqing Huang, Kangting Ji
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the correlation between renal microcirculation and coronary microcirculation in hypertensive patients. METHODS: Participants consisted of 231 consecutive candidates who were referred to the Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from March 2014 to May 2016 for elective coronary angiography due to suspected myocardial ischemia. All participants were evaluated for the index of microvascular resistance (IMR), coronary flow reserve (CFR), and fractional flow reserve (FFR) using a pressure wire...
June 27, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622833/biomechanical-evaluation-of-the-tension-band-wiring-principle-a-comparison-between-two-different-techniques-for-transverse-patella-fracture-fixation
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Ivan Zderic, Karl Stoffel, Christoph Sommer, Dankward Höntzsch, Boyko Gueorguiev
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the validity of the dynamic compression principle of tension band wiring in two techniques for patella fracture treatment. METHODS: Twelve human cadaveric knees with simulated transverse patella fractures were assigned to two groups for treatment with tension band wiring using either Kirschner (K-) wires or cannulated screws. Biomechanical testing was performed over three knee movement cycles between 90° flexion and 0° full extension...
May 29, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596957/heterogeneous-vascular-bed-responses-to-pulmonary-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticle-exposure
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Alaeddin B Abukabda, Phoebe A Stapleton, Carroll R McBride, Jinghai Yi, Timothy R Nurkiewicz
A growing body of research links engineered nanomaterial (ENM) exposure to adverse cardiovascular endpoints. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of ENM exposure on vascular reactivity in discrete segments so that we may determine the most sensitive levels of the vasculature where these negative cardiovascular effects are manifest. We hypothesized that acute nano-TiO2 exposure differentially affects reactivity with a more robust impairment in the microcirculation. Sprague-Dawley rats (8-10 weeks) were exposed to nano-TiO2via intratracheal instillation (20, 100, or 200 µg suspended per 250 µL of vehicle) 24 h prior to vascular assessments...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576835/relative-contributions-from-the-ventricle-and-arterial-tree-to-arterial-pressure-and-its-amplification-an-experimental-study
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Nicholas Richard Gaddum, Jordi Alastruey, Phil Chowienczyk, Marcel C M Rutten, Patrick Segers, Tobias Schaeffter
Arterial pressure is an important diagnostic parameter for cardiovascular disease. However relative contributions of individual ventricular and arterial parameters in generating and augmenting pressure are not understood. Using a novel experimental arterial model, our aim was to characterise individual parameter contributions to arterial pressure and its amplification. A piston-driven ventricle provided programmable stroke profiles into various silicone arterial trees and a bovine aorta. Inotropy was varied in the ventricle, and arterial parameters modulated included wall thickness, taper and diameter, the presence of bifurcation, and a native aorta (bovine) versus silicone...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560541/differential-inhibitory-response-to-telcagepant-on-%C3%AE-cgrp-induced-vasorelaxation-and-intracellular-ca-2-levels-in-the-perfused-and-non-perfused-isolated-rat-middle-cerebral-artery
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André Erdling, Majid Sheykhzade, Lars Edvinsson
BACKGROUND: Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is one of the most potent endogenous vasodilators identified to date. The present study elucidates the differential interaction of CGRP, its receptor and the effect of the CGRP-receptor antagonist telcagepant on intracellular Ca(2+) -levels and tension in rat middle cerebral arteries (MCA) by pressurized arteriography, FURA-2/wire myography and immunohistochemistry. METHODS: A pressurized arteriograph system was used to evaluate changes in MCA tension when subjected to CGRP and/or telcagepant...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552746/chronic-administration-of-sodium-nitrite-prevents-hypertension-and-protects-arterial-endothelial-function-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-in-angiotensin-ii-infused-mice
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Wei Chih Ling, Mohd Rais Mustafa, Paul M Vanhoutte, Dharmani Devi Murugan
AIM: Endothelial dysfunction accompanied by an increase in oxidative stress is a key event leading to hypertension. As dietary nitrite has been reported to exert antihypertensive effect, the present study investigated whether chronic oral administration of sodium nitrite improves vascular function in conduit and resistance arteries of hypertensive animals with elevated oxidative stress. METHODS: Sodium nitrite (50mg/L) was given to angiotensin II-infused hypertensive C57BL/6J (eight to ten weeks old) mice for two weeks in the drinking water...
May 26, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544658/the-evolution-of-stories-from-mimesis-to-language-from-fact-to-fiction
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REVIEW
Brian Boyd
Why a species as successful as Homo sapiens should spend so much time in fiction, in telling one another stories that neither side believes, at first seems an evolutionary riddle. Because of the advantages of tracking and recombining true information, capacities for event comprehension, memory, imagination, and communication evolved in a range of animal species-yet even chimpanzees cannot communicate beyond the here and now. By Homo erectus, our forebears had reached an increasing dependence on one another, not least in sharing information in mimetic, prelinguistic ways...
May 24, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536897/validation-of-myocardial-perfusion-quantification-by-dynamic-ct-in-an-ex-vivo-porcine-heart-model
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Gert Jan Pelgrim, Marco Das, Sjoerd van Tuijl, Marly van Assen, Frits W Prinzen, Marco Stijnen, Matthijs Oudkerk, Joachim E Wildberger, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart
To test the accuracy of quantification of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using computed tomography (CT) in ex-vivo porcine models. Five isolated porcine hearts were perfused according to Langendorff. Hearts were perfused using retrograde flow through the aorta and blood flow, blood pressure and heart rate were monitored throughout the experiment. An inflatable cuff was placed around the circumflex (Cx) artery to create stenosis grades which were monitored using a pressure wire, analysing perfusion at several fractional flow reserve values of 1...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536675/an-overview-of-two-component-signal-transduction-systems-implicated-in-extra-intestinal-pathogenic-e-coli-infections
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REVIEW
Erin J Breland, Allison R Eberly, Maria Hadjifrangiskou
Extra-intestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) infections are common in mammals and birds. The predominant ExPEC types are avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC), neonatal meningitis causing E. coli/meningitis associated E. coli (NMEC/MAEC), and uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC). Many reviews have described current knowledge on ExPEC infection strategies and virulence factors, especially for UPEC. However, surprisingly little has been reported on the regulatory modules that have been identified as critical in ExPEC pathogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506646/virtual-resting-pd-pa-from-coronary-angiography-and-blood-flow-modelling-diagnostic-performance-against-fractional-flow-reserve
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Michail I Papafaklis, Takashi Muramatsu, Yuki Ishibashi, Christos V Bourantas, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Héctor M Garcia-Garcia, Javier Escaned, Patrick W Serruys, Lampros K Michalis
BACKGROUND: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) has been established as a useful diagnostic tool. The distal coronary pressure to aortic pressure (Pd/Pa) ratio at rest is a simpler physiologic index but also requires the use of the pressure wire, whereas recently proposed virtual functional indices derived from coronary imaging require complex blood flow modelling and/or are time-consuming. Our aim was to test the diagnostic performance of virtual resting Pd/Pa using routine angiographic images and a simple flow model...
May 3, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505376/evolutionary-re-wiring-of-p63-and-the-epigenomic-regulatory-landscape-in-keratinocytes-and-its-potential-implications-on-species-specific-gene-expression-and-phenotypes
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Isha Sethi, Christian Gluck, Huiqing Zhou, Michael J Buck, Satrajit Sinha
Although epidermal keratinocyte development and differentiation proceeds in similar fashion between humans and mice, evolutionary pressures have also wrought significant species-specific physiological differences. These differences between species could arise in part, by the rewiring of regulatory network due to changes in the global targets of lineage-specific transcriptional master regulators such as p63. Here we have performed a systematic and comparative analysis of the p63 target gene network within the integrated framework of the transcriptomic and epigenomic landscape of mouse and human keratinocytes...
May 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504545/detection-of-hemodynamically-significant-coronary-artery-stenosis-with-ct-enhancement-ratio-a-validation-study-in-a-porcine-model
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Jun Chen, Yang Pu, Zhang Zhang, Xuefang Yu, Zhengwen Yang
OBJECTIVE: Although numerous techniques that are based on CT number analysis have been proposed, the assessment of hemodynamically significant coronary artery stenosis remains a great challenge. The purpose of this study is to validate use of the CT enhancement ratio in the detection of hemodynamically significant coronary artery stenosis in a porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experiments involving eight closed-chest swine were performed. A balloon catheter was placed into the left anterior descending coronary artery to simulate different degrees of luminal stenosis...
July 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486649/hyperandrogenemia-reduces-endothelium-derived-hyperpolarizing-factor-mediated-relaxation-in-mesenteric-artery-of-female-rats
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Jay S Mishra, Amar S More, Gary D V Hankins, Sathish Kumar
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often present with hyperandrogenemia along with vascular dysfunction and elevated blood pressure. In animal models of PCOS, anti-androgen treatment decreased blood pressure, indicating a key role for androgens in the development of hypertension. However, the underlying androgen-mediated mechanism that contributes to increased blood pressure is not known. This study determined whether elevated androgens affect endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF)-mediated vascular relaxation responses through alteration in function of gap junctional proteins...
May 8, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479675/understanding-the-densification-process-of-bi2sr2cacu2ox-round-wires-with-overpressure-processing-and-its-effect-on-critical-current-density
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M R Matras, J Jiang, D C Larbalestier, E E Hellstrom
Overpressure (OP) processing increases the critical current density (JC ) of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox (2212) round wires by shrinking the surrounding Ag matrix around the 2212 filaments, driving them close to full density and greatly increasing the 2212 grain connectivity. Indeed densification is vital for attaining the highest JC . Here, we investigate the time and temperature dependence of the wire densification. We find that the wire diameter decreases by 3.8 ± 0.3 % after full heat treatment at 50 atm and 100 atm OP...
October 2016: Superconductor Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479514/comprehensive-use-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-to-guide-left-ventricular-lead-placement-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Jonathan M Behar, Ronak Rajani, Amir Pourmorteza, Rebecca Preston, Orod Razeghi, Steve Niederer, Shaumik Adhya, Simon Claridge, Tom Jackson, Ben Sieniewicz, Justin Gould, Gerry Carr-White, Reza Razavi, Elliot McVeigh, Christopher Aldo Rinaldi
BACKGROUND: Optimal lead positioning is an important determinant of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) response. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate cardiac computed tomography (CT) selection of the optimal epicardial vein for left ventricular (LV) lead placement by targeting regions of late mechanical activation and avoiding myocardial scar. METHODS: Eighteen patients undergoing CRT upgrade with existing pacing systems underwent preimplant electrocardiogram-gated cardiac CT to assess wall thickness, hypoperfusion, late mechanical activation, and regions of myocardial scar by the derivation of the stretch quantifier for endocardial engraved zones (SQUEEZ) algorithm...
May 4, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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