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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333981/lipopolysaccharide-induced-endotoxemia-in-corn-oil-preloaded-mice-causes-an-extended-course-of-lung-injury-and-repair-and-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-translational-mouse-model-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#1
Chaomin Wu, Colin E Evans, Zhiyu Dai, Xiaojia Huang, Xianming Zhang, Hua Jin, Guochang Hu, Yuanlin Song, You-Yang Zhao
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by acute hypoxemia respiratory failure, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and pulmonary edema of non-cardiac origin. Effective treatments for ARDS patients may arise from experimental studies with translational mouse models of this disease that aim to delineate the mechanisms underlying the disease pathogenesis. Mouse models of ARDS, however, can be limited by their rapid progression from injured to recovery state, which is in contrast to the course of ARDS in humans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329285/upright-treadmill-vs-semi-supine-bicycle-exercise-echocardiography-to-provoke-obstruction-in-symptomatic-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-pilot-study
#2
Patricia Reant, Maxence Dufour, Jerome Peyrou, Amelie Reynaud, Caroline Rooryck, Marina Dijos, Cecile Vincent, Claire Cornolle, Raymond Roudaut, Stephane Lafitte
Aims: Recent findings regarding hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) haemodynamics emphasized the relationship between symptoms, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO), and the preload condition as the venous return level. As various types of exercises have different effects on peripheral vascular beds, this study sought to compare upright treadmill exercise echocardiography (EE) to semi-supine bicycle EE in maximum provoked LVOTO in HCM patients. Methods and results: Semi-supine bicycle and upright treadmill EE were prospectively performed in HCM patients with New York Heart Association functional Class II...
February 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325672/new-parameter-derived-from-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-for-the-estimation-of-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-in-nondilated-hearts
#3
Daisuke Sakurai, Toshihiko Asanuma, Kasumi Masuda, Hikaru Koriyama, Satoshi Nakatani
BACKGROUND: E/e' is clinically useful for the noninvasive assessment of left ventricular (LV) filling pressure. However, its use in some conditions is controversial, and angle dependence of the Doppler measurement and preload dependence of mitral e' in nondilated hearts represent major problems. The ratio of early filling rate derived from the time derivative of LV volume to early diastolic strain rate (FRe/SRe), similar to E/e', by three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography has the potential to address such limitations...
March 18, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325177/equine-cardiovascular-therapeutics
#4
REVIEW
Meg M Sleeper
Heart disease can be defined as any abnormality of the heart whether it is a cardiac dysrhythmia or structural heart disease, either congenital or acquired. Heart failure occurs when a cardiac abnormality results in the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart disease can be present without leading to heart failure. Heart failure, however, is a consequence of heart disease. There are 4 main areas where the clinician can intervene to improve cardiac output with heart failure: preload, afterload, myocardial contractility, and heart rate...
April 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303049/chickpeas-suppress-postprandial-blood-glucose-concentration-and-appetite-and-reduce-energy-intake-at-the-next-meal
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Tasleem A Zafar, Yearul Kabir
The current study was designed to explore the beneficial properties of chickpeas consumption on suppressing appetite, excessive blood glucose excursions, and energy intake (EI) from a subsequent meal. Two caloric preloaded foods, chickpeas, and white bread were compared to water control, fed to healthy female subjects at equal energy density, volume, and available carbohydrate content in two experiments spanning over 60 and 120 min. Blood glucose was measured by a portable glucometer and satiety by using a visual analogue scale questionnaire at baseline and every 15 up to 60 min in both experiments and then every 30 until 120 min in Experiment 2 after the preloads ingestion...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294444/effect-of-change-in-posture-on-maternal-functional-hemodynamics-at-35-37-weeks-gestation
#6
Gavin P Guy, Hua Z Ling, Mirian Machuca, Liona C Poon, Kypros H Nicolaides
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of posture change from the supine to sitting position and before and after passive leg raising on maternal functional hemodynamics in pregnant women at 35-37 weeks' gestation and to compare the changes in pregnancies that subsequently developed preeclampsia (PE) and gestational hypertension (GH) to those who remained normotensive. METHODS: In 3,013 singleton pregnancies at 35-37 weeks' gestation maternal cardiovascular parameters were measured using an automated non-invasive cardiac monitor...
March 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291924/a-method-for-confirming-a-third-party-assay-of-i-125-seeds-used-for-prostate-implants
#7
John S Muryn, D Allan Wilkinson
The purpose of this work is to describe a method and apparatus that can be used to confirm the source strength of a large number of I-125 seeds while maintaining sterility, accuracy, reproducibility, and time efficiency. Source strengths ranging from 0.395 to 0.504 U/seed were available for this study. Three different seed configurations were measured: loose, linked, and loaded needles. A third-party 10% assay (NIST traceable) was provided. A custom stand was built out of aluminum to hold an exposure meter [Inovision (Fluke) 451P pressurized ion chamber] at 25 cm above the I-125 sources to measure the exposure rate...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281172/needle-based-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-for-evaluation-of-cystic-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas
#8
Abdurrahman Kadayifci, Mustafa Atar, Omer Basar, David G Forcione, William R Brugge
BACKGROUND: The accurate diagnosis of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas (CNP) with current diagnostic methods is limited. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (nCLE) is a new technique which can obtain images from the cyst wall during EUS-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). The aim of this study was to assess the safety, feasibility, and diagnostic value of nCLE for CNP. METHODS: Patients who underwent EUS-FNA to evaluate a CNP larger than 2 cm were enrolled...
March 9, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276870/renal-sympathetic-denervation-for-treatment-of-patients-with-heart-failure-summary-of-the-available-evidence
#9
Wail Nammas, Juhani Koistinen, Tuomas Paana, Pasi P Karjalainen
Heart failure syndrome results from compensatory mechanisms that operate to restore - back to normal - the systemic perfusion pressure. Sympathetic overactivity plays a pivotal role in heart failure; norepinephrine contributes to maintenance of the systemic blood pressure and increasing preload. Cardiac norepinephrine spillover increases in patients with heart failure; norepinephrine exerts direct toxicity on cardiac myocytes resulting in a decrease of synthetic activity and/or viability. Importantly, cardiac norepinephrine spillover is a powerful predictor of mortality in patients with moderate to severe HF...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270765/cafedrine-theodrenaline-20-1-is-an-established-alternative-for-the-management-of-arterial-hypotension-in-germany-a-review-based-on-a-systematic-literature-search
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REVIEW
Berthold Bein, Torsten Christ, Leopold H J Eberhart
A 20:1 combination of cafedrine:theodrenaline (Akrinor®) is widely used in Germany for the treatment of hypotensive states during anesthesia and in emergency medicine. Although this drug formulation has been available since 1963, there are few studies relating to its use and many of the data are only available in German. In this article, we summarize the available data and propose mechanisms for the effects of cafedrine/theodrenaline on cardiac muscle cells and vascular smooth muscle cells. Cafedrine/theodrenaline leads to a rapid increase in mean arterial pressure that is characterized by increased cardiac preload, stroke volume, and cardiac output...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260125/pull-out-strength-of-patient-specific-template-guided-vs-free-hand-fluoroscopically-controlled-thoracolumbar-pedicle-screws-a-biomechanical-analysis-of-a-randomized-cadaveric-study
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A Aichmair, M Moser, M R Bauer, E Bachmann, J G Snedeker, M Betz, M Farshad
PURPOSE: To assess the pull-out strength of thoracolumbar pedicle screws implanted via either a patient-specific template-guided or conventional free-hand fluoroscopically controlled technique in a randomized cadaveric study, and to evaluate the influence of local vertebral bone density, quantified by Hounsfield units (HU), on pedicle screw pull-out strength. METHODS: Thoracolumbar pedicles of three spine cadavers were instrumented using either a free-hand fluoroscopically controlled or a patient-specific template-guided technique...
March 4, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259582/development-of-passive-samplers-for-in-situ-measurement-of-pyrethroid-insecticides-in-surface-water
#12
Jiaying Xue, Chunyang Liao, Jie Wang, Zachary Cryder, Tianbo Xu, Fengmao Liu, Jay Gan
Pyrethroid insecticides are widely used in urban environments, and their occurrence has been recently associated with aquatic toxicity in urban surface streams. Synthetic pyrethroids are strongly hydrophobic compounds, highlighting the importance of the freely dissolved concentration (Cfree), rather than the total chemical concentration, for better prediction of potential effects in aquatic ecosystems. The goal of this study was to develop a simple, robust and field-applicable passive sampling methodology that may be used for in situ monitoring of trace levels of pyrethroids in surface water...
March 1, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254291/bio-inspired-enhancement-of-friction-and-adhesion-at-the-polydimethylsiloxane-intestine-interface-and-biocompatibility-characterization
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Hongyu Zhang, Yi Wang, Steven Vasilescu, Zhibin Gu, Tao Sun
An active navigation of self-propelled miniaturized robot along the intestinal tract without injuring the soft tissue remains a challenge as yet. Particularly in this case an effective control of the interfacial friction and adhesion between the material used and the soft tissue is crucial. In the present study, we investigated the frictional and adhesive properties between polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS, microscopically patterned with micro-pillar arrays and non-patterned with a flat surface) and rabbit small intestinal tract using a universal material tester...
May 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253850/pulmonary-hypertension-attenuates-the-dynamic-preload-indicators-increase-during-experimental-hypovolemia
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Juan P Bouchacourt, Juan Riva, Juan C Grignola
BACKGROUND: Pulse pressure (PPV) and stroke volume (SVV) variations may not be reliable in the setting of pulmonary hypertension and/or right ventricular (RV) failure. We hypothesized that RV afterload increase attenuates SVV and PPV during hypovolemia in a rabbit model of pulmonary embolism (PE) secondary to RV dysfunction. METHODS: Seven anesthetized and mechanically ventilated rabbits were studied during four experimental conditions: normovolemia, blood withdrawal, pulmonary embolism and fluid loading of a colloidal solution...
March 3, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252022/simultaneous-removal-of-atrazine-and-copper-using-polyacrylic-acid-functionalized-magnetic-ordered-mesoporous-carbon-from-water-adsorption-mechanism
#15
Yaoyu Zhou, Fengfeng Zhang, Lin Tang, Jiachao Zhang, Guangming Zeng, Lin Luo, Yuanyuan Liu, Pei Wang, Bo Peng, Xiaocheng Liu
Highly efficient simultaneous removal of atrazine and Cu(II) was accomplished using synthesized polyacrylic acid-functionalized magnetic ordered mesoporous carbon (P-MMC) as compared to magnetic ordered mesoporous carbon (MMC) and ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC). The mutual effects and interactive mechanism of their adsorption onto P-MMC were investigated systematically by binary, preloading and thermodynamic adsorption procedures. In both binary and preloading systems, the adsorption of atrazine was inhibited to some extent by the presence of Cu(II) because of selective recognition and direct competition, but the presence of atrazine had negligible effect on Cu(II) desorption...
March 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251932/inhibition-of-sweet-chemosensory-receptors-alters-insulin-responses-during-glucose-ingestion-in-healthy-adults-a-randomized-crossover-interventional-study
#16
Elnaz Karimian Azari, Kathleen R Smith, Fanchao Yi, Timothy F Osborne, Roberto Bizzotto, Andrea Mari, Richard E Pratley, George A Kyriazis
Background: Glucose is a natural ligand for sweet taste receptors (STRs) that are expressed on the tongue and in the gastrointestinal tract. Whether STRs directly contribute to the regulation of glucose homeostasis in response to glucose ingestion is unclear.Objective: We sought to determine the metabolic effects of the pharmacologic inhibition of STRs in response to an oral glucose load in healthy lean participants.Design: Ten healthy lean participants with a body mass index (in kg/m(2)) of 22.4 ± 0.8 were subjected to an oral-glucose-tolerance test (OGTT) on 4 separate days with the use of a randomized crossover design...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246005/incremental-prognostic-value-of-ventricular-arterial-coupling-over-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-maintenance-hemodialysis
#17
Masaru Obokata, Koji Kurosawa, Hideki Ishida, Kyoko Ito, Tetsuya Ogawa, Yoshitaka Ando, Masahiko Kurabayashi, Kazuaki Negishi
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is a predictor of adverse outcomes in hemodialysis patients. LVEF is, however, an integral parameter determined by contractility, loading condition, and coupling. We sought to determine whether these components would better predict adverse outcomes and have incremental prognostic value over a validated clinical score and EF. METHODS: Two hundred thirty-four hemodialysis patients were prospectively followed up for primary composite endpoint: all-cause death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and hospitalization due to worsening heart failure (HF)...
February 25, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236865/does-fasting-influence-preload-responsiveness-in-asa-1-and-2-volunteers
#18
Daniel Rodrigues Alves, Regina Ribeiras
INTRODUCTION: Preoperative fasting was long regarded as an important cause of fluid depletion, leading to hemodynamic instability during surgery should replenishment is not promptly instituted. Lately, this traditional point of view has been progressively challenged, and a growing number of authors now propose a more restrictive approach to fluid management, although doubt remains as to the true hemodynamic influence of preoperative fasting. METHODS: We designed an observational, analytic, prospective, longitudinal study in which 31 ASA 1 and ASA 2 volunteers underwent an echocardiographic examination both before and after a fasting period of at least 6hours (h)...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235526/cardiac-output-changes-with-phenylephrine-and-ephedrine-infusions-during-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-a-randomized-double-blind-trial
#19
W Mon, A Stewart, R Fernando, K Ashpole, N El-Wahab, S MacDonald, P Tamilselvan, M Columb, Y M Liu
Hypotension is a common side effect of spinal anesthesia. Phenylephrine and ephedrine are the two most frequently used vasopressors to treat spinal hypotension during cesarean delivery. In this randomized double-blind study, we aimed to evaluate cardiac output (CO) changes with phenylephrine or ephedrine infusions titrated to maintain baseline systolic blood pressure (bSBP) during spinal anesthesia. Women (n = 40) scheduled for elective cesarean delivery received either phenylephrine 100 μg/min or ephedrine 5 mg/min infusions...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218673/a-high-performance-piezoelectric-sensor-for-dynamic-force-monitoring-of-landslide
#20
Ming Li, Wei Cheng, Jiangpan Chen, Ruili Xie, Xiongfei Li
Due to the increasing influence of human engineering activities, it is important to monitor the transient disturbance during the evolution process of landslide. For this purpose, a high-performance piezoelectric sensor is presented in this paper. To adapt the high static and dynamic stress environment in slope engineering, two key techniques, namely, the self-structure pressure distribution method (SSPDM) and the capacitive circuit voltage distribution method (CCVDM) are employed in the design of the sensor...
February 17, 2017: Sensors
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