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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636634/cardiomyopathy-development-protection-after-myocardial-infarction-in-rats-successful-competition-for-major-dihydropyridines-common-metabolite-against-captopril
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Katarzyna A Mitręga, Adrianna M Spałek, Jerzy Nożyński, Maurycy Porc, Magdalena Stankiewicz, Tadeusz F Krzemiński
During the last 25 years angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors spectacularly conquered the field of cardiovascular diseases therapy. Nevertheless, lack of new studies concerning side effects associated with their chronic administration seems to be rather confusing. In our previous research, we proved that the main furnidipines' metabolite (M-2) possess multiple cardioprotective actions. Currently, we compared effects of post-infarction long-term oral treatment with M-2 and captopril on hemodynamic parameters and "ischemic cardiomyopathy" development in rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634515/transarterial-chemoembolization-using-40-%C3%A2%C2%B5m-drug-eluting-beads-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Giorgio Greco, Tommaso Cascella, Antonio Facciorusso, Roberto Nani, Rodolfo Lanocita, Carlo Morosi, Marta Vaiani, Giuseppina Calareso, Francesca G Greco, Antonio Ragnanese, Marco A Bongini, Alfonso V Marchianò, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Carlo Spreafico
AIM: To assess the safety and efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using a new generation of 40 μm drug eluting beads in patients not eligible for curative treatment. METHODS: Drug eluting bead TACE (DEB-TACE) using a new generation of microspheres (embozene tandem, 40 μm) preloaded with 100 mg of doxorubicin was performed on 48 early or intermediate HCC patients with compensated cirrhosis. Response to therapy was assessed with Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) and modified RECIST (mRECIST) guidelines applied to computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631361/optimal-right-heart-filling-pressure-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-determined-by-strain-echocardiography
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Romel Garcia-Montilla, Faryal Imam, Mi Miao, Kathryn Stinson, Akram Khan, Stephen Heitner
INTRODUCTION: Right ventricular (RV) systolic dysfunction is common in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). While preload optimization is crucial in its management, dynamic fluid responsiveness indices lack reliability, and there is no consensus on target central venous pressure (CVP). We analyzed the utility of RV free wall longitudinal strain (RVFWS) in the estimation of optimal RV filling pressure in ARDS. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional analysis of clinical data and echocardiograms of patients with ARDS was performed...
June 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629047/two-phase-electrospinning-to-incorporate-growth-factors-loaded-chitosan-nanoparticles-into-electrospun-fibrous-scaffolds-for-bioactivity-retention-and-cartilage-regeneration
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Chongyang Wang, Wenxiu Hou, Xuran Guo, Juehong Li, Tu Hu, Manle Qiu, Shen Liu, Xiumei Mo, Xudong Liu
Growth factor is an essential ingredient to regulate mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) chondrogenic differentiation in cartilage tissue engineering. However, non-osteochondral specification, short plasma half time and bioactivity loss restrict growth factor's application. Thus, novel chondrogenic growth factors, specifically target osteochondral lineage cells, that can be sustained release and bioactivity protected to exert functions continually and effectively have attracted increasing researchers' interest. To achieve these goals, chitosan nanoparticles and electrospun fiber scaffolds were used as dual release system to sustain release Nel-like molecule-1 (Nell-1) growth factor and protect bioactivity, then the effect and mechanism of Nell-1 on inducing human bone MSCs (hBMSCs) differentiate toward chondrocytes were investigated...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628720/cost-effective-teaching-of-radiology-with-preclinical-anatomy
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James S Wilson, Jacqueline Alvarez, Bonnie C Davis, Andre J Duerinckx
Graduating physicians in all subspecialties have an increased need for competency in radiology, particularly since the use of diagnostic imaging continues to grow. To integrate the teaching of radiology with anatomy during the first year of medical school at Howard University, a novel approach was developed to overcome the limitations of resources including funding, faculty, and curricular time. The resulting program relies on self-study and peer-to-peer interactions to develop proficiency at manipulating free versions of medical image viewer software (using the DICOM standard), identifying normal anatomy in medical images, and applying critical thinking skills to understand common clinical conditions...
June 19, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625165/transpulmonary-thermodilution-advantages-and-limits
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REVIEW
Xavier Monnet, Jean-Louis Teboul
BACKGROUND: For complex patients in the intensive care unit or in the operating room, many questions regarding their haemodynamic management cannot be answered with simple clinical examination. In particular, arterial pressure allows only a rough estimation of cardiac output. Transpulmonary thermodilution is a technique that provides a full haemodynamic assessment through cardiac output and other indices. MAIN BODY: Through the analysis of the thermodilution curve recorded at the tip of an arterial catheter after the injection of a cold bolus in the venous circulation, transpulmonary thermodilution intermittently measures cardiac output...
June 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621838/the-effect-of-compliant-inflow-cannulae-on-the-hemocompatibility-of-rotary-blood-pump-circuits-in-an-in-vitro-model
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Jo P Pauls, Deepika Nandakumar, Jarod Horobin, Justin D Prendeville, Michael J Simmonds, John F Fraser, Geoff Tansley, Shaun D Gregory
Rotary blood pumps (RBPs) are used for mechanical circulatory support in heart failure patients but exhibit a reduced response to preload changes, which can lead to ventricular suction events. A passive control system, in the form of a compliant inflow cannula (IC), has been developed to mitigate suction, although this device may cause significant hemolysis. This study compared the incidence of mechanically induced hemolysis of two compliant IC designs (strutted and nonstrutted) with a rigid IC (control) in a blood circulation loop over 90 min...
June 16, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621582/assessment-of-pulmonary-arterial-compliance-evaluated-using-harmonic-oscillator-kinematics
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Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Akemi Ono, Yukako Homma, Shoji Kagami
We hypothesized that KPA, a harmonic oscillator kinematics-derived spring constant parameter of the pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) profile, reflects PA compliance in pediatric patients. In this prospective study of 33 children (age range = 0.5-20 years) with various cardiac diseases, we assessed the novel parameter designated as KPA calculated using the pressure phase plane and the equation KPA = (dP/dt_max)(2)/([Pmax - Pmin])/2)(2), where dP/dt_max is the peak derivative of PAP, and Pmax - Pmin is the difference between the minimum and maximum PAP...
June 16, 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617905/incidence-of-presumed-silicone-oil-droplets-in-the-vitreous-cavity-after-intravitreal-bevacizumab-injection-with-insulin-syringes
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Rahul N Khurana, Louis K Chang, Travis C Porco
Importance: Intravitreal bevacizumab is a frequently used antivascular endothelial growth factor medication in the United States, but its off-label use is associated with risks associated with the compounding preparation. Objective: To determine the incidence of presumed silicone oil droplets after intravitreal bevacizumab was prepared in insulin syringes by a compounding pharmacy. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective review was conducted of 60 patients who experienced intravitreal silicone oil droplets in the eye after intravitreal bevacizumab injections from a single specialist practice from October 1, 2015, to November 30, 2016...
June 15, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616241/passive-leg-raising-test-with-minimally-invasive-monitoring-the-way-forward-for-guiding-septic-shock-resuscitation
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Patrick M Honore, Herbert D Spapen
BACKGROUND: Swift and adequate fluid loading is a cornerstone of septic shock therapy. Yet, careful assessment of volume responsiveness and volume amount during the resuscitation process is a prerequisite. Both overzealous initial fluid administration and late fluid overload are harmful and may be associated with increased mortality. MAIN BODY: Static (i.e., central venous or pulmonary artery occlusion) pressure readings are erroneous for monitoring fluid resuscitation and should be abandoned...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615288/correlation-between-apparent-substrate-affinity-and-oct2-transporter-turnover
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Alyscia Cory Severance, Philip J Sandoval, Stephen H Wright
Organic cation transporter 2 (OCT2) mediates the first step in the renal secretion of many cationic drugs: basolateral uptake from blood into proximal tubule cells. The impact of this process on the pharmacokinetics of drug clearance as estimated using a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) approach relies on an accurate understanding of the kinetics of transport because the ratio of the maximal rate of transport to the Michaelis constant (i.e., Jmax/Kt) provides an estimate of the intrinsic clearance (Clint) used in in vitro-in vivo extrapolation of experimentally determined transport data...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614095/the-value-of-dynamic-preload-variables-during-spontaneous-ventilation
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Azriel Perel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss the physiological significance and clinical value of dynamic preload variables in spontaneously breathing patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Dynamic preload variables reflect the response of the cardiac output to a modification of preload and can therefore be used to assess fluid responsiveness. Continuous dynamic parameters that are calculated from the variations in the arterial and plethysmographic waveforms following a mechanical breath have been shown to predict fluid responsiveness much better than static preload parameters...
June 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606581/the-effect-of-single-level-disc-degeneration-on-dynamic-response-of-the-whole-lumbar-spine-to-vertical-vibration
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Li-Xin Guo, Wei Fan
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of single-level disc degeneration on dynamic response of the whole lumbar spine to vertical whole body vibration that is typically present when driving vehicles. METHODS: Ligamentous finite element models of the lumbar L1-S1 motion segment in different grades of degeneration (healthy, mild and moderate) at L4-L5 level were developed with consideration of changing disc height and material properties of the nucleus pulpous...
June 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604468/point-of-care-ultrasonography-to-assess-portal-vein-pulsatility-and-the-effect-of-inhaled-milrinone-and-epoprostenol-in-severe-right-ventricular-failure-a-report-of-2-cases
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Jan-Alexis Tremblay, William Beaubien-Souligny, Mahsa Elmi-Sarabi, Georges Desjardins, André Y Denault
This article describes 2 patients with severe acute right ventricular failure causing circulatory shock. Portal vein pulsatility assessed by bedside ultrasonography suggested clinically relevant venous congestion. Management included cardiac preload reduction and combined inhalation of milrinone and epoprostenol to reduce right ventricular afterload. Portal vein ultrasonography may be useful in assessing right ventricular function in the acutely ill patient.
June 8, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603993/ammonia-assisted-wet-chemical-synthesis-of-zno-microrod-arrays-on-substrates-for-microdroplet-transfer
#15
Jian Zhu, Da Deng
It is still a challenging task to facilely grow microscale arrays on arbitrary substrates at low temperature conditions in solutions. Here, we have successfully formed ZnO microrod arrays on various substrates, including glass, gold coated glass, silicon wafer, and Teflon, by a single-step wet-chemical synthesis approach. We employ ammonia as the multifunctional reactant to modify the surface properties of the substrates and to regulate the pH of the reaction environment. Compared to other methods, no preloaded additives or seeds are required...
June 12, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603624/predicting-the-need-for-fluid-therapy-does-fluid-responsiveness-work
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Ueyama, Sawami Kiyonaka
Fluid overdose can be harmful in critically ill patients. Since central venous pressure (CVP) is currently considered to be an inappropriate indicator of preload, much attention is being given to predicting fluid responsiveness, i.e., the response of stroke volume (SV) or cardiac output (CO) to fluid challenge. However, when fluid responsiveness was evaluated in critically ill patients, including sepsis, only 40-50% of the patients responded. Moreover, most fluid responders do not show significant hemodynamic improvement after fluid administration...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602115/total-endovascular-treatment-of-aortic-arch-disease-using-an-arch-endograft-with-3-inner-branches
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Rafaëlle Spear, Rachel E Clough, Dominique Fabre, Blayne Roeder, Adrien Hertault, Teresa Martin Gonzalez, Richard Azzaoui, Jonathan Sobocinski, Stéphan Haulon
PURPOSE: To report early experience with a new endovascular graft developed for aortic arch aneurysm repair in patients unfit for open surgery. CASE REPORT: Three consecutive men (62, 74, and 69 years old) at high risk for open repair were treated for postdissection aortic arch aneurysms using a custom-made 3 inner branched endovascular graft. The 2 proximal branches are antegrade and perfuse the innominate artery and the left common carotid artery; the third branch is retrograde and perfuses the left subclavian artery...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577413/contact-analysis-and-experimental-investigation-of-a-linear-ultrasonic-motor
#18
Qibao Lv, Zhiyuan Yao, Xiang Li
The effects of surface roughness are not considered in the traditional motor model which fails to reflect the actual contact mechanism between the stator and slider. An analytical model for calculating the tangential force of linear ultrasonic motor is proposed in this article. The presented model differs from the previous spring contact model, the asperities in contact between stator and slider are considered. The influences of preload and exciting voltage on tangential force in moving direction are analyzed...
May 25, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575174/effects-of-endogenous-oxytocin-receptor-signaling-in-nucleus-tractus-solitarius-on-satiation-mediated-feeding-and-thermogenic-control-in-male-rats
#19
Zhi Yi Ong, Diana M Bongiorno, Mary Ann Hernando, Harvey J Grill
Central oxytocin receptor (OT-R) signaling reduces food intake and increases energy expenditure, but the central sites and mechanisms mediating these effects are unresolved. We showed previously that pharmacological activation of OT-R in hindbrain/nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) amplifies the intake-inhibitory effects of gastrointestinal (GI) satiation signals. Unexplored were the energetic effects of hindbrain OT-R agonism and the physiological relevance of NTS OT receptor (OT-R) signaling on food intake and energy expenditure control...
May 29, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571718/effects-of-simulated-ischemia-on-the-transmural-differences-in-the-frank-starling-relationship-in-isolated-mouse-ventricular-cardiomyocytes
#20
REVIEW
Anastasia Khokhlova, Gentaro Iribe, Yohei Yamaguchi, Keiji Naruse, Olga Solovyova
The electrical and mechanical functions of cardiomyocytes differ in relation to the spatial locations of cells in the ventricular wall. This physiological heterogeneity may change under pathophysiological conditions, providing substrates for arrhythmia and contractile dysfunctions. Previous studies have reported distinctions in the electrophysiological and mechanical responses to ischemia of unloaded subendocardial (ENDO) and subepicardial (EPI) single cardiomyocytes. In this paper, we briefly recapitulated the available experimental data on the ischemia effects on the transmural cellular gradient in the heart ventricles and for the first time evaluated the preload-dependent changes in passive and active forces in ENDO and EPI cardiomyocytes isolated from mouse hearts subjected to simulated ischemia...
May 29, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
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