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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156153/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-is-not-associated-with-oxidative-stress-assessed-using-plasma-f2-isoprostanes-and-isofurans
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Tomas Corcoran, Sonya Ting, Emilie Mas, Michael Phillips, Edmond O'Loughlin, Anne Barden, Trevor A Mori
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is increasingly used in medical practice as a means of enhancing the formation of collagen matrix and angiogenesis, thus promoting healing in wounds and necrotic tissue. However, there are concerns that oxygen can also associate with increased production of oxygen free radicals and oxidative stress. F2-Isoprostanes (F2-IsoPs) formed by non-enzymatic oxidation of arachidonic acid (AA) are reliable measures for assessing oxidative stress in vivo...
December 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142384/hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-in-case-of-chiari-1-5-malformation-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Viralkumar M Vasani, Subhas Kanti Konar, S Satish
Type 2 respiratory failure is defined as hypercapnia associated with hypoxia. Chiari 1.5 is known as herniation of the cerebellar tonsils along with brain stem and fourth ventricle. We report a 35-year-old male who presented with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (Type 2), without any preexisting neurological or respiratory abnormality. Analysis of blood gases in emergency revealed a pH of 7.12, pCO2 of 132 mmHg, and arterial oxygen tension of 118 mm Hg. He was intubated and ventilated. Magnetic resonance imaging brain revealed herniation of the cerebellar tonsils along with brain stem and fourth ventricle...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141627/in-vitro-properties-of-concentrated-canine-platelets-stored-in-two-additive-solutions-a-comparative-study
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N Hlavac, C S Lasta, M L Dalmolin, L A Lacerda, D de Korte, N A Marcondes, S R Terra, F B Fernandes, F H D González
BACKGROUND: Platelet transfusion therapy poses many challenges in veterinary clinical practice. Lack of readily available blood donors, short shelf-life, and inability to administer a sufficient number of platelets to meet a dog's transfusion need are the major difficulties encountered. Platelet additive solutions are already in use at American and European human blood banks, showing to be a realistic alternative. This study compares the in vitro platelet function in plasma, Composol, or SSP+ during storage for 13 days...
November 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135399/-investigation-of-parameters-related-to-prognosis-in-diffuse-parenchymal-lung-diseases-prognosis-in-interstitial-lung-diseases
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Coşkun Canıvar, Züleyha Bingöl, Zeki Kılıçaslan, Tülin Çağatay, N Gülfer Okumuş
Introduction: Parameters related to prognosis in diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD) have a decisive influence on treatment and follow-up processes. We aimed to define baseline characteristics and factors that effect the mortality of the group of patients with DPLD and to determine distinctions between subgroups. Materials and Methods: Demographic characteristics, complaints, comorbidity, treatment, pulmonary function tests, echocardiographic findings, six minute walking test (6MWT), arterial blood gases analysis, radiological findings and survival time were collected from outpatient clinics database...
September 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129867/a-non-invasive-monitoring-of-propofol-concentration-in-blood-by-a-virtual-surface-acoustic-wave-sensor-array
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Fengjiang Zhang, Hao Dong, Xuanlang Zhang, Jin Guo, Yunqing Liu, Cheng Zhou, Xi Zhang, Jun Liu, Min Yan, Xing Chen
Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) is widely used in total intravenous anesthesia. An unknown drug concentration in blood always leads to some side effects in patients with propofol injection. However, the drug concentration in the blood is hard to be continuously measured since invasive sampling causes a loss of blood at each measurement. Here, we introduced a virtual surface acoustic wave sensor array (VSAWSA) to non-invasively detect the propofol concentration in blood through exhaled gases. Calibration was conducted by a parallel test using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS) with solid-phase micro-extraction (SPME) for preconcentration...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126700/structure-and-function-of-haemoglobins
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REVIEW
David A Gell
Haemoglobin (Hb) is widely known as the iron-containing protein in blood that is essential for O2 transport in mammals. Less widely recognised is that erythrocyte Hb belongs to a large family of Hb proteins with members distributed across all three domains of life-bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes. This review, aimed chiefly at researchers new to the field, attempts a broad overview of the diversity, and common features, in Hb structure and function. Topics include structural and functional classification of Hbs; principles of O2 binding affinity and selectivity between O2/NO/CO and other small ligands; hexacoordinate (containing bis-imidazole coordinated haem) Hbs; bacterial truncated Hbs; flavohaemoglobins; enzymatic reactions of Hbs with bioactive gases, particularly NO, and protection from nitrosative stress; and, sensor Hbs...
October 31, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123389/alveolar-capillary-reserve-during-exercise-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Mehrdad Behnia, Courtney M Wheatley, Alberto Avolio, Bruce D Johnson
Background: Factors limiting exercise in patients with COPD are complex. With evidence for accelerated pulmonary vascular aging, destruction of alveolar-capillary bed, and hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction, the ability to functionally expand surface area during exercise may become a primary limitation. Purpose: To quantify measures of alveolar-capillary recruitment during exercise and the relationship to exercise capacity in a cohort of COPD patients. Methods: Thirty-two subjects gave consent (53% male, with mean ± standard deviation age 66±9 years, smoking 35±29 pack-years, and Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) classification of 0-4: 2...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122894/dyspnoea-in-lupus
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Jeremy Fleri Soler, Andrew Borg, Cecilia Mercieca
A 32-year-old woman suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus presented with a 6-week history of progressive dyspnoea and pleuritic chest pain. Examination was normal apart from reduced air entry at the lung bases.Arterial blood gases showed hypoxaemia and chest X-ray revealed raised hemidiaphragms without any pleural effusions. Lung function showed a restrictive pathology while high-resolution chest CT and CT pulmonary angiogram were negative. Echocardiography showed normal ventricular diameters and no pericardial effusion...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122649/the-impact-of-global-hemodynamics-oxygen-and-carbon-dioxide-on-epileptiform-eeg-activity-in-comatose-survivors-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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C Moonen, R Lemmens, W Van Paesschen, A Wilmer, W Eertmans, B Ferdinande, M Dupont, C De Deyne, J Dens, S Janssens, K Ameloot
AIM: To study the association between global hemodynamics, blood gases, epileptiform EEG activity and survival after out-of-hospital CA (0HCA). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 195 comatose post-CA patients. At least one EEG recording per patient was evaluated to diagnose epileptiform EEG activity. Refractory epileptiform EEG activity was defined as persisting epileptic activity on EEG despite the use of 2 or more anti-epileptics. The time weighted average mean arterial pressure 48hours (TWA-MAP48), the percentage of time with a MAP below 65 and above 85mmHg and the percentage of time with normoxia, hypoxia (<70mmHg), hyperoxia (>150mmHg), normocapnia, hypocapnia (<35mmHg) and hypercapnia (>45mmHg) were calculated...
November 6, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104807/neural-vascular-mechanism-for-the-cerebral-blood-flow-autoregulation-after-hemorrhagic-stroke
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REVIEW
Ming Xiao, Qiang Li, Hua Feng, Le Zhang, Yujie Chen
During the initial stages of hemorrhagic stroke, including intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage, the reflex mechanisms are activated to protect cerebral perfusion, but secondary dysfunction of cerebral flow autoregulation will eventually reduce global cerebral blood flow and the delivery of metabolic substrates, leading to generalized cerebral ischemia, hypoxia, and ultimately, neuronal cell death. Cerebral blood flow is controlled by various regulatory mechanisms, including prevailing arterial pressure, intracranial pressure, arterial blood gases, neural activity, and metabolic demand...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094511/a-comparison-of-nanoparticullate-cpg-immunotherapy-with-and-without-allergens-in-spontaneously-equine-asthma-affected-horses-an-animal-model
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John Klier, Sabine Geis, Jeanette Steuer, Katharina Geh, Sven Reese, Sebastian Fuchs, Ralf S Mueller, Gerhard Winter, Heidrun Gehlen
INTRODUCTION: New therapeutic strategies to modulate the immune response of human and equine allergic asthma are still under extensive investigation. Immunomodulating agents stimulating T-regulatory cells offer new treatment options beyond conventional symptomatic treatment or specific immunotherapy for human and equine allergic airway diseases, with the goal of a homoeostatic T-helper cell balance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a nebulized gelatin nanoparticle-CpG formulation (CpG-GNP) with and without specific allergens for the treatment of spontaneous allergic equine asthma as a model for human asthma...
November 1, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081581/xylazine-infusion-in-isoflurane-anesthetized-and-ventilated-healthy-horses-effects-on-cardiovascular-parameters-and-intestinal-perfusion
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Klaus Hopster, Liza Wittenberg-Voges, Sabine B R Kästner
To investigate the effects of a xylazine infusion during isoflurane anesthesia on global perfusion parameters and gastrointestinal oxygenation and microperfusion, 8 adult warmblood horses were sedated with xylazine and anesthesia induced with midazolam and ketamine. Horses were mechanically ventilated during anesthesia. After 3 h of stable isoflurane anesthesia (FEIso 1.3 Vol %), a xylazine infusion with 1 mg/kg body weight (BW) per hour was started for 1 h and then stopped. Before, during, and after xylazine infusion, heart rate (HR), arterial blood pressure (MAP), cardiac output (CO), central venous pressure (CVP), and pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) were measured and systemic vascular resistance (SVR) was calculated...
October 2017: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080056/oxygen-15-labeled-co2-o2-and-co-pet-in-small-animals-evaluation-using-a-3d-mode-micropet-scanner-and-impact-of-reconstruction-algorithms
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Genki Horitsugi, Tadashi Watabe, Yasukazu Kanai, Hayato Ikeda, Hiroki Kato, Sadahiro Naka, Mana Ishibashi, Keiko Matsunaga, Kayako Isohashi, Eku Shimosegawa, Jun Hatazawa
BACKGROUND: Positron emission tomography (PET) studies using (15)O-labeled CO2, O2, and CO have been used in humans to evaluate cerebral blood flow (CBF), the cerebral oxygen extraction fraction (OEF), and the cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2) and cerebral blood volume (CBV), respectively. In preclinical studies, however, PET studies using (15)O-labeled gases are not widely performed because of the technical difficulties associated with handling labeled gases with a short half-life...
October 27, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066876/comparative-study-of-two-different-respiratory-training-protocols-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Sherin Hassan Mohammed Mehani
AIM: The aim of the present study was to compare threshold inspiratory muscle training (IMT) and expiratory muscle training (EMT) in elderly male patients with moderate degree of COPD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty male patients with moderate degree of COPD were recruited for this study. They were randomly divided into two groups: the IMT group who received inspiratory training with an intensity ranging from 15% to 60% of their maximal inspiratory pressure, and the EMT group who received expiratory training with an equal intensity which was adjusted according to the maximal expiratory pressure...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065736/investigation-of-possible-maternal-and-fetal-factors-which-affect-umbilical-coiling-index
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Muberra Namli Kalem, Ziya Kalem, Nilufer Akgun, Ebru Yuce, Hatice Aktas
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the possible maternal and fetal factors which affect the Umbilical Coiling Index (UCI). METHODS: This prospective, observational, analytic study was conducted using the data of 380 women with term pregnancy and newborns who presented at a University Hospital. Hemoglobin (Hb), ferritin, iron, and the total iron binding capacity (TIBC) of the maternal blood were measured, and transferrin saturation was estimated based on the ratio between serum iron and TIBC...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056418/hemodynamic-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-with-and-without-mk-467-following-intramuscular-administration-in-cats-anesthetized-with-isoflurane
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Kristine T Siao, Bruno H Pypendop, Juhana Honkavaara, Jan E Ilkiw
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the hemodynamic effects of dexmedetomidine, with or without MK-467, following intramuscular (IM) administration in cats. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, crossover, experimental study. ANIMALS: Six healthy adult male castrated purpose-bred cats. METHODS: Cats were anesthetized with isoflurane in oxygen and instrumented. Cats were administered dexmedetomidine (25 μg kg(-1)), with (DM) or without (D) MK-467 (600 μg kg(-1)), IM in the epaxial muscles...
May 4, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054915/prevalence-of-sleep-apnoea-and-capnographic-detection-of-nocturnal-hypoventilation-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Matthias Boentert, Christian Glatz, Cornelia Helmle, Angelika Okegwo, Peter Young
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study aimed to investigate whether overnight oxymetry and early morning blood gas analysis predict nocturnal hypoventilation (NH) as reflected by night-time hypercapnia in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In addition, prevalence and clinical determinants of sleep apnoea in ALS were evaluated. METHODS: In 250 patients with non-ventilated ALS, transcutaneous capnometry was performed along with polysomnography or polygraphy and early morning blood gases...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054769/positive-end-expiratory-pressure-adjusted-for-intra-abdominal-pressure-a-pilot-study
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Adrian Regli, Bart Leon De Keulenaer, Annamaria Palermo, Peter Vernon van Heerden
PURPOSE: Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is associated with impaired respiratory function. Animal data suggest that positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels adjusted to intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) levels may counteract IAH-induced respiratory dysfunction. In this pilot study, our aim was to assess whether PEEP adjusted for IAP can be applied safely in patients with IAH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included patients on mechanical ventilation and with IAH...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049743/additional-veno-venous-gas-exchange-as-a-problem-solving-strategy-for-an-oxygenator-not-transferring-oxygen-in-paediatric-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Wolfgang Boettcher, Nicodème Sinzobahamvya, Frank Dehmel, Andreas Matschke, Andre Iben, Mi-Young Cho, Mathias Redlin, Joachim Photiadis
OBJECTIVES: Oxygenator failure during cardiopulmonary bypass constitutes a life-threatening event, especially when perfusion is conducted under normothermia. An alternative solution to emergency oxygenator changeover is described. METHODS: A supplementary oxygenator is added in the venous line without interrupting perfusion. De-airing is achieved through the cardiotomy reservoir. Oxygen supply is adapted to ensure physiologic partial oxygen pressure. RESULTS: On 5 occasions in the past 4 years, Capiox Baby FX 05 oxygenator (n = 4) and Capiox FX15 (n = 1) failed to exchange blood gases after bypass run ranging from 290 min to 563 min...
November 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046151/combining-drug-loaded-nanobubbles-and-extracorporeal-shock-waves-for-difficult-to-treat-cancers
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Roberta Cavalli, Francesca Marano, Monica Argenziano, Alessandra Varese, Roberto Frairia, Maria Graziella Catalano
Despite the general great improvement in cancer therapy, to date, some aggressive tumors are still without an efficient therapy. Therefore, accurate delivery of anti-cancer drugs is a very important goal in order to obtain a successful therapy and reduce systemic side effects. Nanobubbles (NBs) are spherical core/shell vesicles filled by a gas with sizes in the nanometer order of magnitude. They have gained an increasing attention for drug delivery, because they can be versatile multifunctional carriers for the targeted release of gases, drugs and genes...
October 18, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
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