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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448930/determining-equilibrium-partition-coefficients-between-lipid-protein-and-polydimethylsiloxane-for-highly-hydrophobic-organic-contaminants-using-preloaded-disks
#1
Yuanyuan Pei, Huizhen Li, Jing You
Bioaccumulation of hydrophobic organic contaminants is of great concern and understanding their partitioning to biological phases is crucial for estimating their bioaccumulation potential. The estimation, however, was of large uncertainty for highly hydrophobic organic contaminants (HHOCs) with log KOW>9 due to the challenge of quantifying their water concentrations. In the present study, partition coefficients between polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and storage lipid (KSL,PDMS), membrane lipid (KML,PDMS) and protein (Kpro,PDMS) were measured for 21 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 14 polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), dechlorane plus (DP) and decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE), covering log KOW from 5...
April 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447070/ratios-of-soluble-and-insoluble-dietary-fibers-on-satiety-and-energy-intake-in-overweight-pre-and-postmenopausal-women
#2
Britt Burton-Freeman, Dhanesh Liyanage, Sajida Rahman, Indika Edirisinghe
BACKGROUND: Fibers' properties impact different mechanisms involved in satiety and energy intake regulation and metabolic outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the effect of fiber types and menopausal status on satiety and metabolic responses in overweight women. METHODS: In a randomized within-subjects design, 19 overweight/obese women [9 premenopausal and 10 postmenopausal] consumed 3 preloads that varied by fiber content and source: 1) 3:1 ratio of soluble:insoluble fiber (SF), 2) 1:3 ratio of soluble:insoluble fiber (IF), 3) no fiber control (NFC)...
March 31, 2017: Nutrition and Healthy Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445104/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-direct-portal-pressure-measurement-using-a-digital-pressure-wire-with-real-time-remote-display-a-survival-study
#3
Allison R Schulman, Christopher C Thompson, Marvin Ryou
BACKGROUND: Portal hypertension is necessary for the development of most clinical complications of cirrhosis. We recently reported a novel, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided technique for direct portal pressure measurements using a digital pressure wire. AIMS: The aims of this study were to (1) evaluate safety in an animal survival model and (2) compare direct portal vein (PV) versus transhepatic access of a first-order venule. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Yorkshire pigs, weighing 40-55 kg...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444075/applicability-of-respiratory-variations-in-stroke-volume-and-its-surrogates-for-dynamic-fluid-responsiveness-prediction-in-critically-ill-patients-a-systematic-review-of-the-prevalence-of-required-conditions
#4
Leandro Utino Taniguchi, Fernando Godinho Zampieri, Antonio Paulo Nassar
Objective: The present systematic review searched for published data on the prevalence of required conditions for proper assessment in critically ill patients. Methods: The Medline, Scopus and Web of Science databases were searched to identify studies that evaluated the prevalence of validated conditions for the fluid responsiveness assessment using respiratory variations in the stroke volume or another surrogate in adult critically ill patients. The primary outcome was the suitability of the fluid responsiveness evaluation...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438121/leg-elevation-decreases-the-incidence-of-post-spinal-hypotension-in-cesarean-section-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ahmed Hasanin, Ahmed Aiyad, Ahmed Elsakka, Atef Kamel, Reham Fouad, Mohamed Osman, Ali Mokhtar, Sherin Refaat, Yasmin Hassabelnaby
BACKGROUND: Maternal hypotension is a common complication after spinal anesthesia for cesarean section (CS). In this study we investigated the role of leg elevation (LE) as a method for prevention of post-spinal hypotension (PSH) for cesarean section. METHODS: One hundred and fifty full term parturients scheduled for CS were included in the study. Patients were randomized into two groups: Group LE (leg elevation group, n = 75) and group C (Control group, n = 75)...
April 24, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437350/biomechanical-effects-of-a-dynamic-topping-off-instrumentation-in-a-long-rigid-pedicle-screw-construct
#6
Michael Reichl, Rebecca A Kueny, Reza Danyali, Peter Obid, Hüseyin Übeyli, Klaus Püschel, Michael M Morlock, Gerd Huber, Thomas Niemeyer, Alexander Richter
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical ex vivo study. OBJECTIVE: To determine if topping off instrumentation can reduce the hypermobility in the adjacent segments when compared with the classic rigid spinal instrumentation. SUMMARY OF THE BACKGROUND DATA: Long rigid instrumentation might increase the mechanical load in the adjacent segments, the resulting hypermobility, and the risk for adjacent segment disease. Topping off instrumentation intends to reduce the hypermobility at the adjacent level by more evenly distributing segmental motion and, thereby, potentially mitigating adjacent level disease...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436407/design-of-a-pulsatile-dc-electromagnetic-blood-pump-for-ecmo
#7
Jingjing Liu, Bin Ge, Tong Lu
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has developed rapidly and become a significant treatment for emergency. Current blood pumps for ECMO have different disadvantages. OBJECTIVE: To design a pulsatile DC electromagnetic blood pump for ECMO. METHODS: The design is presented with a driving principle which the rectilinear reciprocation of a magnet inside energized solenoids is implemented, and with a structure of solenoids with compensation coils...
April 14, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434968/cardiac-contractility-correction-strategies-applied-to-telemetry-data-from-a-hesi-sponsored-consortium
#8
Emmanuel Boulay, Michael K Pugsley, Vincent Jacquemet, Alain Vinet, Michael V Accardi, Maxim Soloviev, Eric Troncy, Jennifer M Doyle, Jennifer Beck Pierson, Simon Authier
INTRODUCTION: QT has a long history of heart rate (HR) correction but limited investigations have been undertaken to assess the impact of cardiovascular parameters on left ventricular (LV) contractility in drug safety testing. Cardiac contractility is affected by preload (Cyon-Frank-Starling law), afterload (Anrep effect) and HR (Bowditch effect). We evaluated multi-parameter correction methods to help with dP/dtmax interpretation. METHODOLOGY: Modeling was undertaken using data from dogs in single or double 4×4 Latin square studies...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432007/caloric-compensation-in-preschool-children-relationships-with-body-mass-and-differences-by-food-category
#9
S Carnell, L Benson, E L Gibson, L A Mais, S Warkentin
Maintaining a healthy weight may involve compensating for previously consumed calories at subsequent meals. To test whether heavier children demonstrated poorer caloric compensation across a range of conditions, and to explore whether compensation failure was the result of inadequate adjustment of overall intake or specific over-consumption of highly palatable, high energy-density 'junk' foods, we administered two compensation tests to a sample of 4-5 y olds. For Test A, preloads varied only in carbohydrate content and were organoleptically indistinguishable (200 ml orange-flavored beverage [0 kcal vs...
April 18, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429794/bone-in-culture-array-as-a-platform-to-model-early-stage-bone-metastases-and-discover-anti-metastasis-therapies
#10
Hai Wang, Lin Tian, Amit Goldstein, Jun Liu, Hin-Ching Lo, Kuanwei Sheng, Thomas Welte, Stephen T C Wong, Zbigniew Gugala, Fabio Stossi, Chenghang Zong, Zonghai Li, Michael A Mancini, Xiang H-F Zhang
The majority of breast cancer models for drug discovery are based on orthotopic or subcutaneous tumours. Therapeutic responses of metastases, especially microscopic metastases, are likely to differ from these tumours due to distinct cancer-microenvironment crosstalk in distant organs. Here, to recapitulate such differences, we established an ex vivo bone metastasis model, termed bone-in-culture array or BICA, by fragmenting mouse bones preloaded with breast cancer cells via intra-iliac artery injection. Cancer cells in BICA maintain features of in vivo bone micrometastases regarding the microenvironmental niche, gene expression profile, metastatic growth kinetics and therapeutic responses...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424094/electrical-control-of-calcium-oscillations-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-using-microsecond-pulsed-electric-fields
#11
Hanna Hanna, Franck M Andre, Lluis M Mir
BACKGROUND: Human mesenchymal stem cells are promising tools for regenerative medicine due to their ability to differentiate into many cellular types such as osteocytes, chondrocytes and adipocytes amongst many other cell types. These cells present spontaneous calcium oscillations implicating calcium channels and pumps of the plasma membrane and the endoplasmic reticulum. These oscillations regulate many basic functions in the cell such as proliferation and differentiation. Therefore, the possibility to mimic or regulate these oscillations might be useful to regulate mesenchymal stem cells biological functions...
April 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416103/a-new-twist-on-right-heart-failure-with-left-ventricular-assist-systems
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EDITORIAL
Brian A Houston, Keyur B Shah, Mandeep R Mehra, Ryan J Tedford
Despite significant efforts to predict and prevent right heart failure, it remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality after implantation of left ventricular assist systems (LVAS). In this Perspective, we review the underappreciated anatomic and physiologic principles that govern the relationship between left and right heart function and contribute to this phenomenon. This includes the importance of considering the right ventricle (RV) and pulmonary arterial circuit as a coupled system; the contribution of the left ventricle (LV) to RV contractile function and the potential negative impact of acutely unloading the LV; the influence of the pericardium and ventricular twist on septal function; the role of RV deformation in reduced mechanical efficiency after device placement; and the potential of ongoing stressors of an elevated right-sided preload...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413905/pre-meal-inulin-consumption-does-not-affect-acute-energy-intake-in-overweight-and-obese-middle-aged-and-older-adults
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Katarina Smiljanec, Cassie M Mitchell, Olivia F Privitera, Andrew P Neilson, Kevin P Davy, Brenda M Davy
BACKGROUND: Three-fourths of adults older than 55 years in the United States are overweight or obese. Prebiotics including inulin-type fructans may benefit with weight management. AIM: We aimed to investigate the acute effects of pre-meal inulin consumption on energy intake (EI) and appetite in older adults. METHODS: Sedentary, overweight or obese middle-aged and older adults ( n = 7, 60.9 ± 4.4 years, BMI 32.9 ± 4.3 kg/m(2)) ingested inulin (10 g) or a water preload before each test period in a randomly assigned order...
January 1, 2017: Nutrition and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410498/smartstart-results-of-a-large-point-of-entry-study-into-preloading-alcohol-and-associated-behaviours
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Grant J Devilly, Corey Allen, Kathleen Brown
BACKGROUND: There is a growing trend of preloading with alcohol before entering entertainment districts. It is claimed that this occurs to save money and that preloading may be a good indicator of harmful drinking and risk taking behaviours more generally. No study has collected data from a large sample as the participants entered entertainment districts and measured blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels and self-reported drinking and risk taking behaviours in a systematic way. METHODS: In this research, police and academics worked together to gauge the breadth and depth of preloading behaviours...
April 11, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407402/cirrhotic-cardiomyopathy-implications-for-liver-transplantation
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REVIEW
Hongqun Liu, Saumya Jayakumar, Mouhieddin Traboulsi, Samuel S Lee
The majority of the patients on a waiting list for liver transplantation have end-stage liver disease. Due to the marked peripheral vasodilatation of end stage cirrhosis that masks a latent myocardial dysfunction, cardiac abnormalities in the resting state are usually subclinical and escape the attention of physicians. However, when challenged, the systolic and diastolic contractile responses are attenuated. In addition to these contractile abnormalities, morphological changes such as enlargement or hypertrophy of cardiac chambers and electrophysiological repolarization changes including a prolonged QT interval can be observed...
April 13, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405943/myocardial-oxidative-stress-correlates-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-on-strain-echocardiography-in-a-rodent-model-of-sepsis
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Bereketeab Haileselassie, Erik Su, Iraklis Pozios, Diego F Niño, Hongyun Liu, Dai-Yin Lu, Ioannis Ventoulis, William B Fulton, Chhinder P Sodhi, David Hackam, Brian O'Rourke, Theodore Abraham
BACKGROUND: Recognition of cardiomyopathy in sepsis can be challenging due to the limitations of conventional measures such as ejection fraction (EF) and fractional shortening (FS) in the context of variable preload and afterload conditions. This study correlates myocardial function using strain echocardiography (SE) with cardiomyocyte oxidative stress in a murine model of sepsis. METHODS: C57BL/6J mice were randomized into control (n = 10), sham (n = 25), and a cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) (n = 33) model of sepsis...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401790/comparison-of-iodixanol-and-iopromide-in-patients-with-renal-insufficiency-and-congestive-heart-failure-undergoing-coronary-angiography-by-hemodynamic-monitoring
#17
Geng Qian, Yong-Qiang Yang, Wei Dong, Feng Cao, Yun-Dai Chen
We investigated the impact of contrast media (CM) with different osmolality on cardiac preload in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and congestive heart failure (CHF). Patients with CKD and CHF were equally randomized to receive either iso-osmolar contrast media (IOCM) iodixanol or low-osmolar contrast media iopromide. We measured cardiac preload indexes by invasive hemodynamic monitoring before and after CM injection. Major adverse cardiac events postprocedures were recorded. Increase in extravascular lung water index was only seen in the iopromide group ( P < ...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401152/hemodynamic-analysis-of-pediatric-septic-shock-and-cardiogenic-shock-using-transpulmonary-thermodilution
#18
En-Pei Lee, Shao-Hsuan Hsia, Jainn-Jim Lin, Oi-Wa Chan, Jung Lee, Chia-Ying Lin, Han-Ping Wu
Septic shock and cardiogenic shock are the two most common types of shock in children admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). The aim of the study was to investigate which hemodynamic variables were associated with mortality in children with shock. We retrospectively analyzed 50 children with shock (37 septic shock cases and 13 cardiogenic shock cases) in the PICU and monitored their hemodynamics using transpulmonary thermodilution from 2003 to 2016. Clinical factors were analyzed between the patients with septic and cardiogenic shock...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400680/changes-in-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-related-hemodynamic-parameters-following-a-fluid-challenge-in-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
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Shahed Omar, Ahmad Ali, Yahya Atiya, Rudo Lufuno Mathivha, Joel M Dulhunty
CONTEXT: Severe sepsis or septic shock. AIMS: The aim of this study is to examine the effect of a fluid challenge on the B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the hemodynamic state. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This observational study was conducted in an intensivist-led academic, mixed medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Focused transthoracic echocardiogram, plasma BNP, and hemodynamic measurements were recorded at baseline and following a 500 ml fluid challenge in thirty patients...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398039/influence-of-humidity-on-grip-and-release-adhesion-mechanisms-for-gecko-inspired-microfibrillar-surfaces
#20
Nicholas Cadirov, Jamie A Booth, Kimberly L Turner, Jacob N Israelachvili
Geckos have developed foot pads that allow them to maintain their unique climbing ability despite vast differences of surfaces and environments, from dry desert to humid rainforest. Likewise, successful gecko-inspired mimics should exhibit adhesive and frictional performance across a similarly diverse range of climates. In this work, we focus on the effect of relative humidity (RH) on the "frictional-adhesion" behavior of gecko-inspired adhesive pads. A surface forces apparatus was used to quantitatively measure adhesion and friction forces of a microfibrillar cross-linked polydimethylsiloxane surface against a smooth hemispherical glass disk at varying relative humidity, from 0 to 100% (including fully submerged under water)...
April 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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