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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303789/flatness-based-control-approach-to-drug-infusion-for-cardiac-function-regulation
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Gerasimos Rigatos, Nikolaos Zervos, Alexey Melkikh
A new control method based on differential flatness theory is developed in this study, aiming at solving the problem of regulation of haemodynamic parameters. Actually control of the cardiac output (volume of blood pumped out by heart per unit of time) and of the arterial blood pressure is achieved through the administered infusion of cardiovascular drugs such as dopamine and sodium nitroprusside. Time delays between the control inputs and the system's outputs are taken into account. Using the principle of dynamic extension, which means that by considering certain control inputs and their derivatives as additional state variables, a state-space description for the heart's function is obtained...
February 2017: IET Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300544/pre-analytical-and-analytical-aspects-affecting-clinical-reliability-of-plasma-glucose-results
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REVIEW
Sara Pasqualetti, Federica Braga, Mauro Panteghini
The measurement of plasma glucose (PG) plays a central role in recognizing disturbances in carbohydrate metabolism, with established decision limits that are globally accepted. This requires that PG results are reliable and unequivocally valid no matter where they are obtained. To control the pre-analytical variability of PG and prevent in vitro glycolysis, the use of citrate as rapidly effective glycolysis inhibitor has been proposed. However, the commercial availability of several tubes with studies showing different performance has created confusion among users...
March 11, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281223/effects-of-excess-dietary-fluoride-on-serum-biochemical-indices-egg-quality-and-concentrations-of-fluoride-in-soft-organs-eggs-and-serum-of-laying-hens
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Liping Miao, Lanlan Li, Mingxing Qi, Minyao Zhou, Nannan Zhang, Xiaoting Zou
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of excess dietary fluoride (F) on serum biochemical indices, egg quality, and concentrations of F in soft tissues, eggs, and serum of laying hens. Commercial laying hens (n = 576, 51 weeks of age) were randomly allotted to 6 treatments with 6 replicates of 16 birds. The basal diets contained fluorine inclusions at a level of 16 mg/kg, and graded sodium fluoride was added to the basal diet to achieve fluorine inclusions, respectively, at a level of 200, 400, 600, 800, and 1000 mg/kg in the experimental diets...
March 9, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273180/synthesis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-3%C3%AE-18f-fluorocholic-acid-for-the-detection-of-drug-induced-cholestasis-in-mice
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Stef De Lombaerde, Sara Neyt, Ken Kersemans, Jeroen Verhoeven, Lindsey Devisscher, Hans Van Vlierberghe, Christian Vanhove, Filip De Vos
INTRODUCTION: Drug-induced cholestasis is a liver disorder that might be caused by interference of drugs with the hepatobiliary bile acid transporters. It is important to identify this interference early on in drug development. In this work, Positron Emission Tomography (PET)-imaging with a 18F labeled bile acid analogue was introduced to detect disturbed hepatobiliary transport of bile acids. METHODS: 3β-[18F]fluorocholic acid ([18F]FCA) was prepared by nucleophilic substitution of a mesylated precursor with [18F]fluoride, followed by deprotection with sodium hydroxide...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267585/disturbances-of-thirst-and-fluid-balance-associated-with-aging
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Denovan P Begg
During heat waves, significant mortality and morbidity occurs in elderly populations due to heat-stress and dehydration. The dehydration is primarily attributable to inadequate water intake caused by dysfunction of the central nervous system mechanisms controlling thirst. The phenomenon of a reduced thirst in response to dehydration in aging was first observed decades ago and has been examined extensively since. The reduced thirst and ingestive behavior have been reported consistently in response to hyperosmotic stimuli, hypovolemic stimuli and dehydration in both elderly humans and animal models of aging...
March 3, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267111/blind-sided-by-cosmetic-vein-sclerotherapy-a-case-of-ophthalmic-arterial-occlusion
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Meena Arunakirinathan, Robbie J E Walker, Noor Hassan, Sally Ameen, Saad Younis
PURPOSE: Cosmetic vein sclerotherapy is increasingly used to treat varicose veins because of its effectiveness and adherence with British Pharmacopoeia specifications. We present the first documented case of ophthalmic artery occlusion resulting in panocular ischemia secondary to intravascular injection of sodium tetradecyl sulfate sclerosant in a young healthy women seeking treatment for prominent facial veins in her forehead. METHODS: The patient presented with unilateral sudden loss of vision...
March 6, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255480/multiple-electrolyte-and-metabolic-emergencies-in-a-single-patient
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Caprice Cadacio, Phuong-Thu Pham, Ruchika Bhasin, Anita Kamarzarian, Phuong-Chi Pham
While some electrolyte disturbances are immediately life-threatening and must be emergently treated, others may be delayed without immediate adverse consequences. We discuss a patient with alcoholism and diabetes mellitus type 2 who presented with volume depletion and multiple life-threatening electrolyte and metabolic derangements including severe hyponatremia (serum sodium concentration [SNa] 107 mEq/L), hypophosphatemia ("undetectable," <1.0 mg/dL), and hypokalemia (2.2 mEq/L), moderate diabetic ketoacidosis ([DKA], pH 7...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248529/neuronal-circuits-involved-in-osmotic-challenges
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M C Dos Santos Moreira, L M Naves, S M Marques, E F Silva, E Colombari, G R Pedrino
The maintenance of plasma sodium concentration within a narrow limit is crucial to life. When it differs from normal physiological patterns, several mechanisms are activated in order to restore body fluid homeostasis. Such mechanisms may be vegetative and/or behavioral, and several regions of the central nervous system (CNS) are involved in their triggering. Some of these are responsible for sensory pathways that perceive a disturbance of the body fluid homeostasis and transmit information to other regions...
February 28, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225079/multiple-sodium-channel-isoforms-mediate-the-pathological-effects-of-pacific-ciguatoxin-1
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Marco C Inserra, Mathilde R Israel, Ashlee Caldwell, Joel Castro, Jennifer R Deuis, Andrea M Harrington, Angelo Keramidas, Sonia Garcia-Caraballo, Jessica Maddern, Andelain Erickson, Luke Grundy, Grigori Y Rychkov, Katharina Zimmermann, Richard J Lewis, Stuart M Brierley, Irina Vetter
Human intoxication with the seafood poison ciguatoxin, a dinoflagellate polyether that activates voltage-gated sodium channels (NaV), causes ciguatera, a disease characterised by gastrointestinal and neurological disturbances. We assessed the activity of the most potent congener, Pacific ciguatoxin-1 (P-CTX-1), on NaV1.1-1.9 using imaging and electrophysiological approaches. Although P-CTX-1 is essentially a non-selective NaV toxin and shifted the voltage-dependence of activation to more hyperpolarising potentials at all NaV subtypes, an increase in the inactivation time constant was observed only at NaV1...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217049/effectiveness-of-sodium-thiopentone-propofol-and-etomidate-as-an-ideal-intravenous-anesthetic-agent-for-modified-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Altaf Hussain Mir, Nida Farooq Shah, Mehraj Ud Din, Shabir Ahmad Langoo, Fayaz Ahmad Reshi
INTRODUCTION: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a well-established psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients for therapeutic effects. ECT can produce severe disturbances in the cardiovascular system and a marked increase in cerebral blood flow and intracranial pressure. These cardiovascular changes may be altered using various anesthetic drugs. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to compare the effects of intravenous (IV) sodium thiopentone, propofol, and etomidate, used as IV anesthetic agents in modified ECT as regards, induction time and quality of anesthesia, alteration of hemodynamics, seizure duration, and recovery time...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216386/serotonin-disturbs-colon-epithelial-tolerance-of-commensal-e-coli-by-increasing-nox2-derived-superoxide
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Suhrid Banskota, Sushil Chandra Regmi, Jaya Gautam, Pallavi Gurung, Yu-Jeong Lee, Sae Kwang Ku, Jin-Hyung Lee, Jintae Lee, Hyeun Wook Chang, Sang Joon Park, Jung-Ae Kim
Adherent-invasive E. coli colonization and Toll-like receptor (TLR) expression are increased in the gut of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. However, the underlying mechanism of such changes has not been determined. In the current study, it was examined whether gut serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) can induce adherent-invasive E. coli colonization and increase TLR expression. In a co-culture system, commensal E. coli strain (BW25113, BW) adhered minimally to colon epithelial cells, but this was significantly enhanced by 5-HT to the level of a pathogenic strain (EDL933)...
February 17, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190443/neurologic-manifestations-of-major-electrolyte-abnormalities
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M Diringer
The brain operates in an extraordinarily intricate environment which demands precise regulation of electrolytes. Tight control over their concentrations and gradients across cellular compartments is essential and when these relationships are disturbed neurologic manifestations may develop. Perturbations of sodium are the electrolyte disturbances that most often lead to neurologic manifestations. Alterations in extracellular fluid sodium concentrations produce water shifts that lead to brain swelling or shrinkage...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177094/-analysis-of-the-parameters-traditional-or-not-for-the-evaluation-of-the-metabolic-acidosis
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Caterina Urso, Salvatore Brucculeri, Caterina Carollo, Gregorio Caimi
Despite huge progress in acidbase knowledge, several confusing, irrational and controversial issues still remain. Acid-base disturbances have been usually evaluated with the traditional Henderson-Hasselbach method and with BE evaluation that seem inadequate since they define the magnitude of metabolic acidosis rather than its cause. Some studies have shown that the traditional approach is often not able to highlight the complicated acid-base disorders in critically ill patients; in these subjects, the possibility to identify tissue acids could offer a greater prognostic value than the evaluation of traditional parameters...
January 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152273/effects-of-tissue-digestion-solutions-on-surface-properties-of-nitinol-stents
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Stacey J L Sullivan, Philip Stafford, Elon Malkin, Maureen L Dreher, Srinidhi Nagaraja
Analysis of explanted medical implants can provide a wealth of knowledge about device safety and performance. However, the quality of information may be compromised if the methods used to clean tissue from the device disturb the retrieved condition. Common solutions used to digest tissue may adversely affect the surface of the device and its severity can be material and processing dependent. In this study, two groups of stents made from the same material (Nitinol) were shape set in a salt pot (SP) or further processed by mechanical polishing (MP) and then immersed in one of three tissue digestion solutions (TDS): nitric acid (HNO3 ), sodium hydroxide (NaOH), or papain enzyme (papain)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149031/thoughts-on-the-current-management-of-acute-aluminum-phosphide-toxicity-and-proposals-for-therapy-an-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
Maryam Vasheghani Farahani, Davood Soroosh, Sayed Mahdi Marashi
The majority of aluminum phosphide (ALP) toxicity cases are suicidal attempts. Despite advances in critical care medicine, the mortality rate of ALP remains very high. Unfortunately, knowledge on the toxicokinetics of ALP is very low. An obsolete idea was proposed that inhibition of complex IV of cytochrome C oxidase is responsible for multiorgan dysfunction. However, based on human studies, this effect might be insignificant. Thus, a novel idea proposes that the main mechanism might be vascular wall integrity disruption...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107909/trapping-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-in-line-capillary-electrophoresis-in-a-liquid-based-capillary-coolant-system
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Pranov Ramana, Erwin Adams, Patrick Augustijns, Ann Van Schepdael
A method to trap magnetic nanoparticles inside the electrophoretic capillary has been developed without disabling and disturbing the coolant liquid recirculation. The complete optimization from setting up of the external magnetic field to injecting the magnetic nanoparticles in order to facilitate efficient trapping is described. In addition to this, the setup has been tested with 150mM sodium phosphate buffer as the background electrolyte at different pH values (2, 4, 6 and 8). All these pH values have been investigated at 25°C and 37°C to mimic room temperature and physiological temperature, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105926/the-gene-expression-profile-of-renal-medulla-in-isiah-rats-with-inherited-stress-induced-arterial-hypertension
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Marina A Ryazanova, Larisa A Fedoseeva, Nikita I Ershov, Vadim M Efimov, Arcady L Markel, Olga E Redina
BACKGROUND: The changes in the renal function leading to a reduction of medullary blood flow can have a great impact on sodium and water homeostasis and on the long-term control of arterial blood pressure. The RNA-Seq approach was used for transcriptome profiling of the renal medulla from hypertensive ISIAH and normotensive WAG rats to uncover the genetic basis of the changes underlying the renal medulla function in the ISIAH rats being a model of the stress-sensitive arterial hypertension and to reveal the genes which possibly may contribute to the alterations in medullary blood flow...
December 22, 2016: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073790/clemizole-and-modulators-of-serotonin-signalling-suppress-seizures-in-dravet-syndrome
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Aliesha Griffin, Kyla R Hamling, Kelly Knupp, SoonGweon Hong, Luke P Lee, Scott C Baraban
Dravet syndrome is a catastrophic childhood epilepsy with early-onset seizures, delayed language and motor development, sleep disturbances, anxiety-like behaviour, severe cognitive deficit and an increased risk of fatality. It is primarily caused by de novo mutations of the SCN1A gene encoding a neuronal voltage-activated sodium channel. Zebrafish with a mutation in the SCN1A homologue recapitulate spontaneous seizure activity and mimic the convulsive behavioural movements observed in Dravet syndrome. Here, we show that phenotypic screening of drug libraries in zebrafish scn1 mutants rapidly and successfully identifies new therapeutics...
January 10, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065573/rapid-evolution-of-tolerance-to-road-salt-in-zooplankton
#19
Kayla D Coldsnow, Brian M Mattes, William D Hintz, Rick A Relyea
Organisms around the globe are experiencing novel environments created by human activities. One such disturbance of growing concern is the salinization of freshwater habitats from the application of road deicing salts, which creates salinity levels not experienced within the recent evolutionary history of most freshwater organisms. Moreover, salinization can induce trophic cascades and alter the structure of freshwater communities, but knowledge is still scarce about the ability of freshwater organisms to adapt to elevated salinity...
March 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064417/the-mmp-9-timp-1-system-is-involved-in-fluoride-induced-reproductive-dysfunctions-in-female-mice
#20
Hong-Wei Wang, Wen-Peng Zhao, Pan-Pan Tan, Jing Liu, Jing Zhao, Bian-Hua Zhou
A total of 84 healthy female mice were kept with various concentrations of sodium fluoride (F) (0, 50, 100, 150 mg F(-)/L in drinking water for 90 days) and were then mated with healthy male mice for 1 week to study the effect of excessive fluoride on female reproductive function, particularly in embryo implantation. The rate of pregnancy, litter size, and the birth weight of female mice were evaluated. Ultrastructural changes of uteri tissues were observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The mRNA expression levels of MMP-9 and TIMP-1 were determined by quantitative real-time PCR...
January 7, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
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