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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100362/-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-leading-to-pulmonary-hypertension-case-report-and-literature-review
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R K Chen, C Hong, Y M Zhou, A L Kuang, Y T Zhang, S M Qing, C L Liu, N F Zhang
Objective: To study the relationship between dilated cardiomyopathy and obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and to evaluate the curative effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in OSAHS complicated with dilated cardiomyopathy. Methods: We reported one case with the symptom of exertional dyspnea for 1 year and aggravating for 1 month. The patient finally was diagnosed with severe OSAHS complicated with dilated cardiomyopathy leading to pulmonary hypertension. A systematic literature review was performed for similar published cases in Pubmed, Wanfang and CNKI database, using the keywords (obstructive sleep apnea) OR(OSA) OR(OSAHS) AND(dilated cardiomyopathy OR DCM)from January 1990 to May 2016...
January 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098356/mechano-chemo-transduction-in-cardiac-myocytes
#2
Ye Chen-Izu, Leighton T Izu
The heart has the ability to adjust to changing mechanical loads. The Frank-Starling law and the Anrep effect describe exquisite intrinsic mechanisms the heart has for autoregulating the force of contraction to maintain cardiac output under preload and afterload. Although these mechanisms have been known for more than a century, their cellular and molecular underpinnings are still debated. How does the cardiac myocyte sense a change in preload or afterload? How does the myocyte adjust its response to compensate for such changes? In cardiac myocytes Ca(2+) is a crucial regulator of contractile force and in this review we compare and contrast recent results from different labs that address two important questions...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097243/range-of-motion-sacral-screw-and-rod-strain-in-long-posterior-spinal-constructs-a-biomechanical-comparison-between-s2-alar-iliac-screws-with-traditional-fixation-strategies
#3
Chester E Sutterlin, Antony Field, Lisa A Ferrara, Andrew L Freeman, Kevin Phan
BACKGROUND: S1 screw failure and L5/S1 non-union are issues with long fusions to S1. Improved construct stiffness and S1 screw offloading can help avoid this. S2AI screws have shown to provide similar stiffness to iliac screws when added to L3-S1 constructs. We sought to examine and compare the biomechanical effects on an L2-S1 pedicle screw construct of adding S2AI screws, AxiaLIF, L5-S1 interbody support via transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), and to examine the effect of the addition of cross connectors to each of these constructs...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095449/does-antiplatelet-therapy-during-bridging-thrombolysis-increase-rates-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-stroke-patients
#4
Anne Broeg-Morvay, Pasquale Mordasini, Agnieszka Slezak, Kai Liesirova, Julia Meisterernst, Gerhard Schroth, Marcel Arnold, Simon Jung, Heinrich P Mattle, Jan Gralla, Urs Fischer
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) after bridging thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke is a devastating complication. We aimed to assess whether the additional administration of aspirin during endovascular intervention increases bleeding rates. METHODS: We retrospectively compared bleeding complications and outcome in stroke patients who received bridging thrombolysis with (tPA+ASA) and without (tPA-ASA) aspirin during endovascular intervention between November 2008 and March 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095176/a-flexible-workflow-for-automated-bioluminescent-kinase-selectivity-profiling
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Tracy Worzella, Matt Butzler, Jacquelyn Hennek, Seth Hanson, Laura Simdon, Said Goueli, Cris Cowan, Hicham Zegzouti
Kinase profiling during drug discovery is a necessary process to confirm inhibitor selectivity and assess off-target activities. However, cost and logistical limitations prevent profiling activities from being performed in-house. We describe the development of an automated and flexible kinase profiling workflow that combines ready-to-use kinase enzymes and substrates in convenient eight-tube strips, a bench-top liquid handling device, ADP-Glo Kinase Assay (Promega, Madison, WI) technology to quantify enzyme activity, and a multimode detection instrument...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Laboratory Automation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094478/fluid-management-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-pitfalls-challenges-and-solutions
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Elena Bignami, Marcello Guarnieri, Marco Gemma
Fluid administration is a powerful tool for hemodynamic stabilization as it increases preload and improves cardiac function in fluid-responsive patients. However, there are various types of fluid to choose from. The use of colloids and crystalloids in non-cardiac Intensive Care Units (ICU) has been reported, showing controversial results. Many trials on sepsis in a non-cardiac ICU setting show that colloids, in particular hydroxyethyl starches and gelatins, might have a detrimental effect on kidney function, and on major outcomes such as mortality...
January 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091885/assessing-the-impact-of-preload-on-pyrite-rich-sediment-and-groundwater-quality
#7
Ohene Karikari-Yeboah, Jonas Addai-Mensah
Pyrite-rich sediments would, invariably, undergo redox reactions which would lead to acidic aqueous environment containing solubilized toxic metal species. When such sediments are subjected to preload, a technique employed by geotechnical engineers to improve the load-bearing capacity of highly compressible formation, transient flow of pore water, accompanied by acidity transfer, would occur as a response. Despite the concomitant environmental and socio-economic significance, to date, there has been limited interdisciplinary research on the underpinning geotechnical engineering and geo-environmental science issues for pyrite-rich sediments under preload...
February 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089497/biomechanical-comparison-of-standard-and-linked-single-row-rotator-cuff-repairs-in-a-human-cadaver-model
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Adam F Meisel, Heath B Henninger, F Alan Barber, Mark H Getelman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the time zero cyclic and failure loading properties of a linked single-row rotator cuff repair compared with a standard simple suture single-row repair using triple-loaded suture anchors. METHODS: Eighteen human cadaveric shoulders from 9 matched pairs were dissected, and full-thickness supraspinatus tears were created. The tendon cross-sectional area was recorded. In each pair, one side was repaired with a linked single-row construct and the other with a simple suture single-row construct, both using 2 triple-loaded suture anchors...
January 12, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089058/inferior-wall-acute-myocardial-infarction-not-as-preload-dependent-as-once-thought
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Eric Jaton
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January 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079557/dobutamine-aggravates-haemodynamic-deterioration-induced-by-pleural-effusion-a-randomised-controlled-porcine-study
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Kristian B Wemmelund, Anders H Sørensen, Viktor K Ringgård, Erik Sloth, Peter Juhl-Olsen
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusion is a common finding in critically ill patients and may contribute to circulatory instability and the need for inotropic support. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesised that dobutamine would affect the physiological determinants preload, afterload, contractility and changes of inferior vena cava characteristics during experimental pleural effusion. DESIGN: A randomised, controlled laboratory study. SETTING: Animal laboratory, conducted from March 2013 to May 2013...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076259/almond-appetizer-effect-on-glucose-tolerance-test-gtt-results
#11
Michael A Crouch, Robert T Slater
BACKGROUND: The extent to which glucose intolerance can be acutely improved with dietary modification is unclear. The purpose of this study was to test the effect of ingesting a low-calorie almond preload ("appetizer") 30 minutes before oral glucose tolerance testing in glucose-intolerant individuals without diabetes. METHODS: Twenty adults with prediabetes or isolated 1-hour glucose ≥160 mg/dL underwent 2 fasting oral glucose tolerance tests (GTTs)-1 standard GTT and 1 GTT 30 minutes after eating a half ounce (12) of dry-roasted almonds...
November 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072930/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-be-prepared
#12
J S Evans, S J Huang, A S McLean, M Nalos
The current trend to treat hypotension in critically ill patients is to place a greater emphasis on inotropic support and less on fluid resuscitation in order to limit the potential harm from fluid overload. This combination may trigger left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) in susceptible patients. Although LVOTO is classically described in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy it has been reported in other conditions including septic shock, apical ballooning syndrome, myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, and post valvular surgery...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072491/paradoxical-bradycardia-during-surgical-caudal-vena-cava-occlusion-in-an-anesthetized-dog
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Jennifer Davis, Anthea L Raisis, Hildegriet Haitjema, Eleanor A Drynan, Giselle L Hosgood
OBJECTIVE: To describe the anesthetic management of a dog undergoing caudal vena cava (CVC) occlusion during adrenalectomy, and to discuss a reflex bradycardia that was observed during the procedure. CASE SUMMARY: General anesthesia of a 10-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback for excision of an adrenal mass and associated CVC tumor thrombus was performed. The dog was premedicated with IV methadone and anesthesia was induced with IV alfaxalone and maintained with isoflurane in 100% oxygen...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065929/standardized-static-and-dynamic-evaluation-of-myocardial-tissue-properties
#14
Sherif Ramadan, Narinder Paul, Hani E Naguib
INTRODUCTION: Quantifying the mechanical behaviours of soft biological tissues is of considerable research interest. However, validity and reproducibility between different researchers and apparatus is questionable. This study aims to quantify the mechanical properties of myocardium while investigating methodologies that can standardize biological tissue testing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tensile testing was performed to obtain Young���s modulus and a dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) determined the viscoelastic properties...
January 9, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058479/electrocardiographic-rr-and-qt-interval-variability-in-patients-with-atrial-septal-defect-and-healthy-children
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Yoshihiko Eryu, Tadayoshi Hata, Arisa Nagatani, Yuri Funamoto, Hidetoshi Uchida, Masayuki Fujino, Hiroko Boda, Masafumi Miyata, Tetsushi Yoshikawa
Atrial septal defect is a common congenital heart disease. In patients with atrial septal defect, left-to-right shunting increases the right atrial and right ventricular preload. This pathological change affects sinus node automaticity and myocardial depolarization and repolarization, and has the potential to evoke arrhythmogenic substrates. We examined the effect of atrial septal defect on sinus node automaticity and myocardial repolarization by investigating the variability in the repolarization interval, namely the QT variability index (QTVI) and variability ratio (VR)...
January 5, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056655/age-related-changes-in-gustatory-homeostatic-reward-and-memory-processing-of-sweet-taste-in-the-metabolic-syndrome-an-fmri-study
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Aaron Jacobson, Erin Green, Lori Haase, Jacquelyn Szajer, Claire Murphy
Age affects the human taste system at peripheral and central levels. Metabolic syndrome is a constellation of risk factors (e.g., abdominal obesity and hypertension) that co-occur, increase with age, and heighten risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cognitive decline. Little is known about how age, metabolic syndrome, and hunger state interact to influence how the brain processes information about taste. We investigated brain activation during the hedonic evaluation of a pleasant, nutritive stimulus (sucrose) within regions critical for taste, homeostatic energy regulation, and reward, as a function of the interactions among age, metabolic syndrome, and hunger condition...
January 1, 2017: Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043781/the-application-of-physiological-loading-using-a-dynamic-multi-axis-spine-simulator
#17
Timothy Patrick Holsgrove, Anthony W Miles, Sabina Gheduzzi
In-vitro testing protocols used for spine studies should replicate the in-vivo load environment as closely as possible. Unconstrained moments are regularly employed to test spinal specimens in-vitro, but applying such loads dynamically using an active six-axis testing system remains a challenge. The aim of this study was to assess the capability of a custom-developed spine simulator to apply dynamic unconstrained moments with an axial preload. Flexion-extension, lateral bending, and axial rotation were applied to an L5/L6 porcine specimen at 0...
December 30, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043677/pressure-volume-loop-derived-cardiac-indices-during-dobutamine-stress-a-step-towards-understanding-limitations-in-cardiac-output-in-children-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
#18
James Wong, Kuberan Pushparajah, Adelaide de Vecchi, Bram Ruijsink, Gerald F Greil, Tarique Hussain, Reza Razavi
BACKGROUND: Children with a single systemic right ventricle, such as in hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), frequently experience reduced exercise capacity. Elucidating the causes could help with optimising treatment strategies. METHODS: Prospective data from 10 consecutive symptomatic patients with HLHS undergoing clinical cardiac magnetic resonance with catheterisation (XMR) were analysed. Mean age 8.6years (range 3.5-11.6years), mean time since Fontan completion 5...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042450/removal-torque-evaluation-of-three-different-abutment-screws-for-single-implant-restorations-after-mechanical-cyclic-loading
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T Paepoemsin, P A Reichart, P Chaijareenont, F P Strietzel, P Khongkhunthian
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the removal torque of three different abutment screws and pull out strength of implant-abutment connection for single implant restorations after mechanical cyclic loading. METHODS: The study was performed in accordance with ISO 14801:2007. Three implant groups (n=15) were used: group A, PW Plus® with flat head screw; group B, PW Plus® with tapered screw; and group C, Conelog® with flat head screw. All groups had the same implant-abutment connection feature: cone with mandatory index...
October 2016: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040963/a-new-method-for-measuring-the-rotational-accuracy-of-rolling-element-bearings
#20
Ye Chen, Xiangsong Zhao, Weiguo Gao, Gaofeng Hu, Shizhen Zhang, Dawei Zhang
The rotational accuracy of a machine tool spindle has critical influence upon the geometric shape and surface roughness of finished workpiece. The rotational performance of the rolling element bearings is a main factor which affects the spindle accuracy, especially in the ultra-precision machining. In this paper, a new method is developed to measure the rotational accuracy of rolling element bearings of machine tool spindles. Variable and measurable axial preload is applied to seat the rolling elements in the bearing races, which is used to simulate the operating conditions...
December 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
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