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E A Page, K L Taylor
The increased popularity of paravertebral block (PVB) can be attributed to its relative safety and comparable efficacy when compared with epidural analgesia. It has thus been recommended for open cholecystectomy and other less painful surgeries such as inguinal herniorraphy and appendectomy. We performed a systematic review of PVB in paediatric abdominal conditions to assess its clinical efficacy and side effects compared with other analgesic therapies.A search of Medline, Embase, and Web of Science and hand-searching references from inception date to May 2016 was done...
February 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Nathan C Rockwell, Shelley S Martin, J Clark Lagarias
Cyanobacteriochromes (CBCRs) are cyanobacterial photoreceptors distantly related to phytochromes. Both families use linear tetrapyrrole (bilin) chromophores that are covalently attached to a conserved Cys residue. CBCRs are more spectrally diverse than phytochromes, with known examples detecting light from the near ultraviolet to the edge of the infrared (370-750 nm). Detection of ultraviolet to blue light by CBCRs is mediated by a second Cys residue, which forms a covalent linkage to the bilin C10 atom. Second linkage formation is best understood in a subfamily possessing a conserved Asp-Xaa-Cys-Phe (DXCF) motif...
January 5, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
Sylweriusz Kosiński, Edward Fryźlewicz, Michał Wiłkojć, Adam Ćmiel, Marcin Zieliński
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted (VATS) lung lobectomy can be associated with stronger postoperative pain than is commonly believed. It is generally accepted to introduce multimodal analgaesic strategies based on regional blockade, opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, there is still no consensus regarding the optimal regional technique. The aim of this study was to compare the analgaesic efficacy of continuous thoracic epidural block (TEA) and percutaneous continuous paravertebral block (PVB) in patients undergoing video-assisted lung lobectomy...
2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
Xiaoqin Zhang, Jiang Wu, Jiantai Wang, Qingqing Yang, Baohua Zhang, Zhiyuan Xie
We present a kind of all-solution-processed transparent conductive film comprising of silver nanowire (AgNW), polyvinyl butyral (PVB), and Al-doped ZnO nanoparticles (AZO NPs) composite (APA) by layer-by-layer blade-coating on glass substrate at low temperature. This kind of transparent APA film exhibits high transmittance at a wide range of 400-700 nm. The sheet resistance of the APA film can be as low as 21 Ω sq(-1) with transmittance over 94% at 550 nm. The introduction of PVB significantly improves the APA composite adhesion to glass substrate...
December 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Xu Yan, Ming-Hao You, Tao Lou, Miao Yu, Jun-Cheng Zhang, Mao-Gang Gong, Fu-Yan Lv, Yuan-Yuan Huang, Yun-Ze Long
Colorful nanofibrous membranes have attracted much attention for their visual varieties and various functionalities. In this article, a colored solution electrospinning process was used to fabricate colorful hydrophobic poly(vinyl butyral) (PVB)/cationic dye nanofibrous membranes (NFMs) successfully. The color and morphology of these as-spun nanofibrous membranes have been analyzed by colorimetry, spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It is shown that the as-spun colorful PVB-based membranes exhibit excellent level-dyeing property and color stability...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
Joyce Yeung, Teresa Melody, Amy Kerr, Babu Naidu, Lee Middleton, Kostas Tryposkiadis, Jane Daniels, Fang Gao
INTRODUCTION: Open chest surgery (thoracotomy) is considered the most painful of surgical procedures. Forceful wound retraction, costochondral dislocation, posterior costovertebral ligament disruption, intercostal nerve trauma and wound movement during respiration combine to produce an acute, severe postoperative pain insult and persistent chronic pain many months after surgery is common. Three recent systematic reviews conclude that unilateral continuous paravertebral blockade (PVB) provides analgesia at least equivalent to thoracic epidural blockade (TEB) in the postoperative period, has a lower failure rate, and symptom relief that lasted months...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Open
H R Larsson, B Hartke, D J Tannor
We present an efficient implementation of dynamically pruned quantum dynamics, both in coordinate space and in phase space. We combine the ideas behind the biorthogonal von Neumann basis (PvB) with the orthogonalized momentum-symmetrized Gaussians (Weylets) to create a new basis, projected Weylets, that takes the best from both methods. We benchmark pruned time-dependent dynamics using phase-space-localized PvB, projected Weylets, and coordinate-space-localized DVR bases, with real-world examples in up to six dimensions...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
Joao De Souza, Giovanna Müller, Wilmer Perez, Wilmer Cuellar, Jan Kreuze
The complete bipartite genome (RNA1 and RNA2) of a new nepovirus infecting potato was obtained using small RNA sequencing and assembly complemented by Sanger sequencing. Each RNA encodes a single polyprotein, flanked by 5' and 3' untranslate regions (UTR) and followed by a poly (A) tail. The putative polyproteins encoded by RNA1 and RNA2 had sets of motifs which are characteristic of viruses in the genus Nepovirus. Sequence comparisons using the Pro-Pol region and the coat protein, including phylogenetic analysis of these regions, showed closest relationships with nepoviruses...
November 17, 2016: Archives of Virology
X Yuan, C Chen, J Zhou, M Han, X Wang, C Wang, X He
OBJECTIVES: Donors with bacteremia and sepsis are often considered to be controversial for organ retrieval due to potential transmission of an infectious agent to the recipient. Herein we report our initial experience of organ donation and transplantation results from donors with systemic infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2014, 125 cases of donation were completed in our organ procurement organization including 90 cases of donation after brain death (DBD) and 35 cases of donation after circulatory death (DCD)...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Juan P Cata, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Vicente Valero, Walter Black, Daliah M Black, Farzin Goravanchi, Ifey C Ifeanyi, Mike Hernandez, Andrea Rodriguez-Restrepo, Vijaya Gottumukkala
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The impact of regional anesthesia on breast cancer recurrence is controversial. We tested the hypothesis that the use of paravertebral block (PVB) analgesia during breast cancer surgery prolongs the recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) of women with breast cancer. METHODS: Seven hundred ninety-two women with nonmetastatic breast cancer were included in this retrospective study. Patients were divided based on the administration of PVB analgesia for mastectomy surgeries...
September 28, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Hideaki Kojima, Mitsuhiro Isaka, Yoshiyuki Yasuura, Reiko Shimizu, Hiroyuki Kayata, Shoji Takahashi, Eiji Ando, Yasuhisa Ohde
We retrospectively assessed the effectiveness and the safety of thoracic paravertebral block(PVB) in patients ineligible for epidural block (EP). Eleven PVB patients and 33 EP patients were enrolled. Postoperative pain was evaluated using a numerical rating scale (NRS). The mean NRS ± standard deviation at rest 24 and 48 hours after surgery were 1.36 ± 1.63 and 0.55 ± 1.03 in the PVB group and 1.07 ± 1.47 and 1.38 ± 1.31 in the EP group, respectively. There were no statistically significant differences in the NRS scores...
September 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Takeshi Murouchi, Michiaki Yamakage
PURPOSE: Retrolaminar block (RLB) is a thoracic truncal block that can produce analgesia for the thoracic and abdominal wall. However, the characteristics of RLB are not well known. The aim of this study was to determine analgesic efficacy by measuring postoperative consume of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), additional nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) rescue, and opioid rescue. Our secondary analysis included assessment of the chronological change in arterial levobupivacaine concentrations after the block...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Sunil Kumar Sinha, Yudhyavir Brahmchari, Manpreet Kaur, Aruna Jain
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Unilateral paravertebral block (PVB) as a sole anaesthetic technique is underutilised even in experienced hands. Hence, this study was undertaken regarding the efficacy and safety of PVB and compared with subarachnoid block (SAB) for inguinal hernia repair procedures. METHODS: Sixty-three consenting adult male patients scheduled for unilateral inguinal hernia repair were randomly assigned to receive either PVB or SAB (Group P: PVBs at T10-L2 levels, 5 mL of 0...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Rajiv P Parikh, Ketan Sharma, Ryan Guffey, Terence M Myckatyn
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain is a major challenge for patients undergoing breast reconstruction after surgical treatment of breast cancer, resulting in prolonged hospitalizations and additional resource utilization. Evidence on the efficacy of techniques to minimize postoperative pain in autologous breast reconstruction is lacking. We sought to determine whether preoperative paravertebral block (PVB), a regional anesthetic technique, affects postoperative pain control and hospital length of stay (LOS) in patients undergoing autologous breast reconstruction...
December 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Jingwen Li, Hang Qu, Maksim Skorobogatiy
We propose to use squeezed hollow-core photonic bandgap Bragg fibers for surface sensing applications. We demonstrate theoretically and confirm experimentally that squeezing a section of the Bragg fiber core increases overlap between the optical fields of the core guided modes and the modes bound to the sensing layer, thus, significantly enhancing their interaction via anticrossing phenomenon, which, in turn, enhances surface sensitivity of the fiber sensor. As a practical demonstration, we apply our fiber sensor to in situ monitoring of the dissolution dynamics of a sub-micron-thick polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film coated on the surface of the liquid-filled Bragg fiber core...
July 11, 2016: Optics Express
Amy Garcia Quearry, Duane A Lundervold
OBJECTIVE: A functional analysis of behaviour was conducted to determine the controlling variables related to the perseverative verbal behaviour (PBV) of a 60-year-old female with a long-standing traumatic brain injury receiving educational assistance. METHOD: Functional analyses (FA) of antecedent and consequent conditions related to PCB were conducted to determine controlling influence of: (a) content of verbal interaction and, (b) social reinforcement. After isolating the controlling variables, the functioned-based intervention was implemented in 60 minute tutoring sessions...
2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
J H Yao, C H Qu, L Ma, X Z Chang
Myocardial ischemia-induced arrhythmia, especially ventricular arrhythmia, is the main reason for sudden cardiac death. Therefore, ischemic ventricular arrhythmia-targeted treatments are urgently needed. The mechanism of Tiaogan Qingxin Granule in premature ventricular beat (PVB) treatment was explored in arrhythmic rats pretreated with Tiaogan Qingxin Granule. Sprague-Dawley rats (N = 40) were randomly divided into 4 groups: sham-operated, arrhythmia model, Wenxin Granule, and Tiaogan Qingxin Granule. The ischemic arrhythmia model was established by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery...
June 3, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Salvatore Oliva, Danilo Rossetti, Paola Papoff, Antonio Tiberti, Paolo Rossi, Sara Isoldi, Jorge Amil Dias, Sandra Lucarelli, Salvatore Cucchiara
OBJECTIVES: Oral viscous budesonide is a recent therapeutic option for eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) compared with dietary restriction and inhaled steroids. This single-centre, open-label, not blinded study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new, preprepared oral viscous budesonide suspension (PVB) in children and adolescents with EoE. METHODS: We treated 36 children with PVB (29 boys; median age 12 years) with EoE diagnosed according to European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition guidelines...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira, Jennifer A Honeycutt, Freedom H Holland, Prabarna Ganguly, Heather C Brenhouse
Childhood adversity increases vulnerability to psychiatric disorders that emerge in adolescence, in a sex-dependent manner. Early adversity modeled in rodents with maternal separation (MS) affects cognition and medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) circuitry. Humans and animals exposed to early life adversity also display heightened circulating inflammatory cytokines, however the predictive relationship of these early measures with later behavioral deficits is unknown. Here, male and female rats were exposed to MS or control rearing during the postnatal period (P2-21)...
September 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Jonathan Dubut, Bruno Kastler, Eric Delabrousse, Charlee Nardin, Julien Chenet, François Kleinclauss, Sébastien Aubry
PURPOSE: In patients undergoing computed tomography (CT)-guided microwave ablation (MWA) for renal tumors, we developed a CT-guided anterior paravertebral block (PVB) associated with anesthesia of the kidney capsule and inhalation of an equimolar mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide (EMONO). The primary objectives were to describe our technique and to study its efficacy in terms of procedural success. The secondary objective was to study the tolerance by evaluating patient pain scores and the number of complications...
June 2016: Abdominal Radiology
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