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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820982/direct-analysis-no-sample-preparation-of-bioavailable-cortisol-in-human-plasma-by-weak-affinity-chromatography-wac
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Sten Ohlson, Jagjit Kaur, Manfred Raida, Ulf Niss, Tim Bengala, Chester Lee Drum, Bernhard Boehm, Anthony R Torres
Pre-analytical treatment of blood plasma is a time consuming and often rate limiting step in the workflow of LC/MS analysis. We present in this pilot study a new approach for quantitative LC/MS based on weak affinity chromatography (WAC) of crude plasma. The steroid hormone cortisol was selected as a clinically relevant biomarker, as it currently requires extensive pre-analytical preparation. A WAC unit with saturating, immobilized albumin as a prototypic weak binder was used in combination with an ion-funnel MS/MS detector to perform zonal affinity chromatography of cortisol directly from a plasma sample, followed by quantitative multiple reaction monitoring (MRM)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819317/intradialytic-central-venous-oxygen-saturation-is-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Lili Chan, Hanjie Zhang, Anna Meyring-Wösten, Israel Campos, Doris Fuertinger, Stephan Thijssen, Peter Kotanko
Central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) in the superior vena cava is predominantly determined by cardiac output, arterial oxygen content, and oxygen consumption by the upper body. While abnormal ScvO2 levels are associated with morbidity and mortality in non-uremic populations, ScvO2 has received little attention in hemodialysis patients. From 1/2012 to 8/2015, 232 chronic hemodialysis patients with central venous catheters as vascular access had their ScvO2 monitored during a 6-month baseline period and followed for up to 36 months...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816101/measurement-of-total-hemoglobin-reduces-red-cell-transfusion-in-hospitalized-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-database-analysis
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Christopher Craver, Kathy W Belk, Gerard J Myers
INTRODUCTION: Historically, perioperative hemoglobin monitoring has relied on calculated saturation, using blood gas devices that measure plasma hematocrit (Hct). Co-oximetry, which measures total hemoglobin (tHb), yields a more comprehensive assessment of hemodilution. The purpose of this study was to examine the association of tHb measurement by co-oximetry and Hct, using conductivity with red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, length of stay (LOS) and inpatient costs in patients having major cardiac surgery...
August 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808186/oxygenation-inflammatory-response-and-lung-injury-during-one-lung-ventilation-in-rabbits-using-inspired-oxygen-fraction-of-0-6-vs-1-0
#4
Zeping Xu, Lianbing Gu, Qingming Bian, Pengyi Li, Lijun Wang, Jingyuan Zhang, Yanning Qian
Maintaining adequate oxygenation during one-lung ventilation (OLV) requires high inspired oxygen fraction (FiO2). However, high FiO2 also causes inflammatory response and lung injury. Therefore, it remains a great interest to clinicians and scientists to optimize the care of patients undergoing OLV. The aim of this study was to determine and compare oxygenation, inflammatory response and lung injury during OLV in rabbits using FiO2 of 0.6 vs. 1.0. After 30 minutes of two-lung ventilation (TLV) as baseline, 30 rabbits were randomly assigned to three groups receiving mechanical ventilation for 3 hours: the sham group, receiving TLV with 0...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806467/the-history-of-home-cardiorespiratory-monitoring
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Gary E Freed, Francis Martinez
Home cardiorespiratory monitoring has changed significantly since it was first introduced in the 1970s. It has improved from a simple alarm system to a sophisticated piece of equipment capable of monitoring the patient's electrocardiogram, respiratory effort, and oxygen saturations. In addition, the indications for using a monitor have also changed. The home monitor was initially used to reduce the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Although there were several studies demonstrating the reduction of SIDS rates in communities where apnea programs existed, none was a prospective, double-blinded study or had adequate numbers to be clinically significant...
August 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802385/comparison-of-home-sleep-apnea-testing-versus-laboratory-polysomnography-for-the-diagnosis-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-children
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Nicholas Scalzitti, Shana Hansen, Stephen Maturo, Joshua Lospinoso, Peter O'Connor
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects 1-5% of pediatric patients. Laboratory polysomnography is expensive, not always available, and is inconvenient for patients. Our study investigates the diagnostic ability of an unattended ambulatory monitor for the diagnosis of pediatric OSA. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in children, ages 2-17. Subjects completed in-lab polysomnography simultaneously with ambulatory monitoring. Caregivers attempted home studies on two subsequent nights to compare the home monitor and the laboratory polysomnogram (PSG)...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802098/response-time-of-indirectly-accessed-gas-exchange-depends-on-measurement-method
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Jakub Rafl, Filip Kulhanek, Petr Kudrna, Vaclav Ort, Karel Roubik
Noninvasive techniques are routinely used for assessment of tissue effects of lung ventilation. However, comprehensive studies of the response time of the methods are scarce. The aim of this study was to compare the response time of noninvasive methods for monitoring of gas exchange to sudden changes in the composition of the inspired gas. A prospective experimental study with 16 healthy volunteers was conducted. A ventilation circuit was designed that enabled a fast change in the composition of the inspiratory gas mixture while allowing spontaneous breathing...
August 12, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800981/near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Matthew J Chan, Tricia Chung, Neil J Glassford, Rinaldo Bellomo
OBJECTIVES: To identify the normal baseline preoperative range of cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (SctO2) derived using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and the efficacy of perioperative interventions designed to modulate SctO2 in cardiac surgical patients. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) extracted from the Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases. SETTING: Hospitals performing cardiac surgery...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799947/care-of-500-1500-gram-premature-infants-in-hybrid-incubators
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Holly Boyd, M Colleen Brand, Joseph Hagan
BACKGROUND: Although technological advances have improved devices used to maintain the temperatures of 500- to 1500-g infants, managing the thermal environment remains challenging. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of 2 methods of thermal support provided by a hybrid incubator during routine care in the first week of life. METHODS: This descriptive, comparative study evaluates changes in temperature, humidity, heart rate, and oxygen saturation in the incubator versus radiant warmer (canopy) modes of hybrid warmers using data downloaded from the incubator and the monitor...
August 9, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794858/monitoring-respiration-and-oxygen-saturation-in-patients-during-the-first-night-after-elective-bariatric-surgery-a-cohort-study
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Liselott Wickerts, Sune Forsberg, Frederic Bouvier, Jan Jakobsson
Background: Obstructive sleep apnoea and obese hypoventilation is not uncommon in patients with obesity. Residuals effect from surgery/anaesthesia and opioid analgesics may worsen respiration during the first nights after bariatric surgery. The aim of this observational study was to monitor respiration on the first postoperative night following elective bariatric surgery. Methods: This observational study aimed to determine the incidence and severity of hypo/apnoea in low risk obsess patients undergoing elective bariatric surgery in general anesthaesia...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794514/discordant-american-college-of-physicians-and-international-rheumatology-guidelines-for-gout-management-consensus-statement-of-the-gout-hyperuricemia-and-crystal-associated-disease-network-g-can
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REVIEW
Nicola Dalbeth, Thomas Bardin, Michael Doherty, Frédéric Lioté, Pascal Richette, Kenneth G Saag, Alexander K So, Lisa K Stamp, Hyon K Choi, Robert Terkeltaub
In November 2016, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published a clinical practice guideline on the management of acute and recurrent gout. This guideline differs substantially from the latest guidelines generated by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and 3e (Evidence, Expertise, Exchange) Initiative, despite reviewing largely the same body of evidence. The Gout, Hyperuricemia and Crystal-Associated Disease Network (G-CAN) convened an expert panel to review the methodology and conclusions of these four sets of guidelines and examine possible reasons for discordance between them...
August 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793994/dietary-fatty-acid-intake-after-myocardial-infarction-a-theoretical-substitution-analysis-of-the-alpha-omega-cohort
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Famke Jm Mölenberg, Janette de Goede, Anne J Wanders, Peter L Zock, Daan Kromhout, Johanna M Geleijnse
Background: Replacement of saturated fatty acids (SFAs) with unsaturated fatty acids (UFAs), especially polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), has been associated with a lower risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD). Whether this replacement is beneficial for drug-treated patients with cardiac disease is not yet clear.Objective: In a prospective study of Dutch patients with cardiac disease (Alpha Omega Cohort), we examined the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and IHD mortality when the sum of SFAs and trans fatty acids (TFAs) was theoretically replaced by total UFAs, PUFAs, or cis monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs)...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793962/simultaneous-extraction-and-concentration-of-water-pollution-tracers-using-ionic-liquid-based-systems
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Teresa B V Dinis, Helena Passos, Diana L D Lima, Ana C A Sousa, João A P Coutinho, Valdemar I Esteves, Mara G Freire
Human activities are responsible for the release of innumerous substances into the aquatic environment. Some of these substances can be used as pollution tracers to identify contamination sources and to prioritize monitoring and remediation actions. Thus, their identification and quantification are of high priority. However, due to their presence in complex matrices and at significantly low concentrations, a pre-treatment/concentration step is always required. As an alternative to the currently used pre-treatment methods, mainly based on solid-phase extractions, aqueous biphasic systems (ABS) composed of ionic liquids (ILs) and K3C6H5O7 are here proposed for the simultaneous extraction and concentration of mixtures of two important pollution tracers, caffeine (CAF) and carbamazepine (CBZ)...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793385/factors-which-influence-concordance-among-measurements-obtained-by-different-pulse-oximeters-currently-used-in-some-clinical-situations
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Candelaria de la Merced Díaz-González, Milagros de la Rosa-Hormiga, Josefa M Ramal-López, Juan José González-Henríquez, María Sandra Marrero-Morales
AIMS: This study evaluates both concordance among those measurements obtained by three different pulse oximeters currently used by nursing professionals in hospital units and the factors which can influence this concordance. BACKGROUND: Many models of wireless pulse oximeters in the present market do not offer possibility of calibration and, therefore, they do not ensure patients' safety in daily clinical practice. DESIGN: This is a descriptive and cross-sectional study...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791755/emergency-department-use-of-apneic-oxygenation-versus-usual-care-during-rapid-sequence-intubation-a-randomized-controlled-trial-the-endao-trial
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Nicholas Caputo, Ben Azan, Rui Domingues, Lee Donner, Mark Fenig, Douglas Fields, Robert Fraser, Karlene Hosford, Richard Iuorio, Marc Kanter, Moira McCarty, Thomas Parry, Andaleeb Raja, Mary Ryan, Blaine Williams, Hemlata Sharma, Daniel Singer, Chris Shields, Sandra Scott, Jason R West
OBJECTIVES: Desaturation leading to hypoxemia may occur during rapid sequence intubation (RSI). Apneic oxygenation (AO) was developed to prevent the occurrence of oxygen desaturation during the apnea period. The purpose of this study was to determine if the application of AO increases the average lowest oxygen saturation during RSI when compared to usual care (UC) in the emergency setting. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted at an academic, urban, level 1 trauma center...
August 9, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791567/the-oxygen-reserve-index-ori-a-new-tool-to-monitor-oxygen-therapy
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REVIEW
T W L Scheeren, F J Belda, A Perel
Supplemental oxygen is administered in the vast majority of patients in the perioperative setting and in the intensive care unit to prevent the potentially deleterious effects of hypoxia. On the other hand, the administration of high concentrations of oxygen may induce hyperoxia that may also be associated with significant complications. Oxygen therapy should therefore be precisely titrated and accurately monitored. Although pulse oximetry has become an indispensable monitoring technology to detect hypoxemia, its value in assessing the oxygenation status beyond the range of maximal arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2 ≥97%) is very limited...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782513/the-effect-of-age-on-the-response-of-retinal-capillary-filling-to-changes-in-intraocular-pressure-measured-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Xiaoyun Jiang, Elaine Johnson, William Cepurna, Diana Lozano, Shaojie Men, Ruikang K Wang, John Morrison
PURPOSE: To compare the effect of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) on retinal capillary filling in elderly vs adult rats using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: The IOP of elderly (24-month-old, N=12) and adult (6-8month-old, N=10) Brown Norway rats was elevated in 10mmHg increments from 10 to 100mmHg. At each IOP level, 3D OCT data were captured using an optical microangiography (OMAG) scanning protocol and then post-processed to obtain both structural and vascular images...
August 3, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780163/online-monitoring-of-cell-concentration-in-high-cell-density-escherichia-coli-cultivations-using-in-situ-microscopy
#18
D Marquard, C Schneider-Barthold, S Düsterloh, T Scheper, P Lindner
In situ Microscopy (ISM) is an optical non-invasive technique to monitor cells in bioprocesses in real-time. Escherichia coli is the most studied and used organism in biotechnology. In this article the cell density in Escherichia coli cultivations was monitored by applying ISM in these cultivations. The acquired images were analyzed with an image processing algorithm to determine the turbidity of the cultivation medium. In three cultivations the cell density was monitored with the algorithm and offline samples were taken to determine the dry cell mass (DCM)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776962/simultaneous-multiple-ms-binding-assays-addressing-d%C3%A2-and-d%C3%A2-dopamine-receptors
#19
Marion Schuller, Georg Höfner, Klaus Theodor Wanner
MS Binding Assays represent a label-free alternative to radioligand binding assays. They provide basically the same capabilities as the latter, however, employ a nonlabelled reporter ligand instead of a radioligand. In contrast to radioligand binding assays, MS Binding Assays offer - due to the selectivity of mass spectrometric detection - basically the opportunity to monitor binding of different reporter ligands towards different targets simultaneously. The present study shows a proof of concept for this strategy as exemplified for MS Binding Assays addressing selectively D₁ and D₂ Dopamine receptors in a single binding experiment...
August 4, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772198/cerebral-regional-oxygen-saturation-trends-in-infants-with-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#20
Siddharth V Jain, Lindsay Pagano, Maria Gillam-Krakauer, James C Slaughter, Sumit Pruthi, Barbara Engelhardt
BACKGROUND: Neurological outcomes in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) continue to be sub-optimal despite therapeutic hypothermia (TH). Cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy provides real-time regional oxygen saturation (CrSO2) that may be a marker of adverse MRI findings and neurodevelopmental outcomes. AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the value of CrSO2 monitoring in infants with HIE undergoing TH. STUDY DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: In this prospective study, CrSO2 was continuously recorded in 21 infants with HIE admitted for TH...
July 31, 2017: Early Human Development
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