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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639594/viral-aetiology-of-wheezing-in-children-under-five
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Prithi Sureka Mummidi, Radha Tripathy, Bhagirathi Dwibedi, Amarendra Mahapatra, Suryakanta Baraha
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Wheezing is a common problem in children under five with acute respiratory infections (ARIs). Viruses are known to be responsible for a considerable proportion of ARIs in children. This study was undertaken to know the viral aetiology of wheezing among the children less than five years of age, admitted to a tertiary care hospital in eastern India. METHODS: Seventy five children, under the age of five years admitted with wheezing, were included in the study...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636980/a-multiplex-liquid-chip-assay-based-on-luminex-xmap-technology-for-simultaneous-detection-of-six-common-respiratory-viruses
#2
Yong Yan, Jian-Yong Luo, Yin Chen, Heng-Hui Wang, Guo-Ying Zhu, Pei-Yan He, Jin-Lei Guo, Yong-Liang Lei, Zhong-Wen Chen
We utilized one-step multiplex reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) and Luminex xMAP technology to develop a respiratory multiplex liquid-chip assay (rMLA) for simultaneous detection of 6 common respiratory viruses, including influenza virus type A (FluA) and type B (FluB), para-influenza virus type 3 (PIV-3), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus (MPV) and a threatening virus to China, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Performance of rMLA was evaluated by comparing with real-time RT-PCR...
June 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623354/tomographic-particle-image-velocimetry-using-smartphones-and-colored-shadows
#3
Andres A Aguirre-Pablo, Meshal K Alarfaj, Er Qiang Li, J F Hernández-Sánchez, Sigurdur T Thoroddsen
We demonstrate the viability of using four low-cost smartphone cameras to perform Tomographic PIV. We use colored shadows to imprint two or three different time-steps on the same image. The back-lighting is accomplished with three sets of differently-colored pulsed LEDs. Each set of Red, Green & Blue LEDs is shone on a diffuser screen facing each of the cameras. We thereby record the RGB-colored shadows of opaque suspended particles, rather than the conventionally used scattered light. We subsequently separate the RGB color channels, to represent the separate times, with preprocessing to minimize noise and cross-talk...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612218/collective-cell-migration-has-distinct-directionality-and-speed-dynamics
#4
Yan Zhang, Guoqing Xu, Rachel M Lee, Zijie Zhu, Jiandong Wu, Simon Liao, Gong Zhang, Yaohui Sun, Alex Mogilner, Wolfgang Losert, Tingrui Pan, Francis Lin, Zhengping Xu, Min Zhao
When a constraint is removed, confluent cells migrate directionally into the available space. How the migration directionality and speed increase are initiated at the leading edge and propagate into neighboring cells are not well understood. Using a quantitative visualization technique-Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)-we revealed that migration directionality and speed had strikingly different dynamics. Migration directionality increases as a wave propagating from the leading edge into the cell sheet, while the increase in cell migration speed is maintained only at the leading edge...
June 13, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597231/development-of-an-in-vitro-piv-setup-for-preliminary-investigation-of-the-effects-of-aortic-compliance-on-flow-patterns-and-hemodynamics
#5
Martin Büsen, Christian Arenz, Michael Neidlin, Sam Liao, Thomas Schmitz-Rode, Ulrich Steinseifer, Simon J Sonntag
The aorta with its compliance plays a major role in hemodynamics as it saves a portion of ejected blood during systole which is then released in diastole. The aortic compliance decreases with increasing age, which is related to several cardiovascular imparities and diseases. Changes in flow patterns and pressure curves, due to varying aortic compliance, are difficult to investigate in vivo. As a result, the aim of the present work was to develop an in vitro setup enabling standardized investigations on the effect of compliance changes on flow patterns and pressure curves...
June 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591775/parainfluenza-virus-in-the-hospitalized-adult
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Elliott Russell, Michael G Ison
Parainfluenza virus (PIV) is a negative sense single stranded RNA virus in the Paramyxoviridae family. There are 4 serotypes that follow seasonal patterns with varying rates of infection for each serotype. PIV is an established cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric and immunocompromised populations, and its impact on the hospitalized adult is becoming more apparent with the increased use of multiplex molecular assays in the clinical setting. The clinical presentation of PIV in hospitalized adults varies widely, and includes URTIs, severe LRTIs, and exacerbations of underlying disease...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576107/experimental-analysis-of-density-fingering-instability-modified-by-precipitation
#7
L Binda, C El Hasi, A Zalts, A D'Onofrio
We analyze the effect of precipitate formation on the development of density induced hydrodynamic instabilities. In this case, the precipitate is BaCO3, obtained by reaction of CO2 with aqueous BaCl2. CO2(g) dissolution increases the local density of the aqueous phase, triggering Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities and BaCO3 formation. It was observed that at first the precipitate was formed at the finger front. As the particles became bigger, they began to fall down from the front. These particles were used as tracers using PIV technique to visualize the particle streamlines and to obtain the velocity of that movement...
May 2017: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569131/safety-of-phenylephrine-infusion-through-peripheral-intravenous-catheter-in-the-neurological-intensive-care-unit
#8
Sudhir Datar, Eddy Gutierrez, Adam Schertz, Vidula Vachharajani
OBJECTIVE: The traditional approach for infusing vasopressors is to insert central venous catheters, which is associated with several complications. Phenylephrine is a commonly used vasopressor in the neurologic intensive care unit (neuro ICU), and due to its modest potency, the risk of local tissue injury from extravasation may be overestimated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of phenylephrine infusion through peripheral intravenous catheter (PIV) in the neuro ICU...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535429/high-speed-video-analysis-of-forward-and-backward-spattered-blood-droplets
#9
P M Comiskey, A L Yarin, D Attinger
High-speed videos of blood spatter due to a gunshot taken by the Ames Laboratory Midwest Forensics Resource Center (MFRC) [1] are analyzed. The videos used in this analysis were focused on a variety of targets hit by a bullet which caused either forward, backward, or both types of blood spatter. The analysis process utilized particle image velocimetry (PIV) and particle analysis software to measure drop velocities as well as the distributions of the number of droplets and their respective side view area. The results of this analysis revealed that the maximal velocity in the forward spatter can be about 47±5m/s and for the backward spatter - about 24±8m/s...
May 1, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501327/echo-particle-image-velocimetry-for-estimation-of-carotid-artery-wall-shear-stress-repeatability-reproducibility-and-comparison-with-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#10
Arati Gurung, Phillip E Gates, Luciano Mazzaro, Jonathan Fulford, Fuxing Zhang, Alex J Barker, Jean Hertzberg, Kunihiko Aizawa, William D Strain, Salim Elyas, Angela C Shore, Robin Shandas
Measurement of hemodynamic wall shear stress (WSS) is important in investigating the role of WSS in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. Echo particle image velocimetry (echo PIV) is a novel ultrasound-based technique for measuring WSS in vivo that has previously been validated in vitro using the standard optical PIV technique. We evaluated the repeatability and reproducibility of echo PIV for measuring WSS in the human common carotid artery. We measured WSS in 28 healthy participants (18 males and 10 females, mean age: 56 ± 12 y)...
May 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493464/first-trimester-ultrasound-screening-for-trisomy-21-based-on-maternal-age-fetal-nuchal-translucency-and-different-methods-of-ductus-venosus-assessment
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Philipp Wagner, Jiri Sonek, Jessika Klein, Markus Hoopmann, Harald Abele, Karl Oliver Kagan
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether combining the dichotomous assessment of the a-wave and the Ductus venosus (DV) PIV measurement improves first-trimester-screening performance. METHODS: Retrospective study performed at the University Hospital of Tuebingen based on singleton pregnancies that underwent first-trimester-screening including DV flow assessment. In each case, the risk of trisomy 21 was calculated based on maternal age, fetal NT, and DV flow either as dichotomous classification of the a-wave, as measurement of the DV PIV, or both...
May 11, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472480/characterizing-the-cellular-immune-response-to-parainfluenza-virus-3
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Paibel I Aguayo-Hiraldo, Reuben J Arasaratnam, Ifigeneia Tzannou, Manik Kuvalekar, Premal Lulla, Swati Naik, Caridad A Martinez, Pedro A Piedra, Juan F Vera, Ann M Leen
Parainfluenza virus (PIV) 3 infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised individuals with no approved therapies. Our group has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of adoptively transferred virus-specific T cells for the prevention and treatment of a broad range of viral infections including BK virus, cytomegalovirus, adenovirus, human herpesvirus 6 and Epstein-Barr virus. However, this approach is restricted to well-characterized viruses with known immunogenic/protective T cell target antigens, precluding extension to PIV-3...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471975/thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-il-33-and-periostin-in-hospitalized-infants-with-viral-bronchiolitis
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María Luz García-García, Cristina Calvo, Ana Moreira, José Antonio Cañas, Francisco Pozo, Beatriz Sastre, Sergio Quevedo, Inmaculada Casas, Victoria Del Pozo
Much attention has recently been focused on thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), IL-33, and periostin in allergic disease, but less is known about their role in viral bronchiolitis.The aim of the study was to investigate whether infants exhibit enhanced nasal airway secretion of TSLP, IL-33, and periostin during natural respiratory viral bronchiolitis compared to healthy controls.In total, 213 infants < 2 years of age, hospitalized with bronchiolitis from October/2013 to April/2016 were enrolled alongside 45 healthy infants...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471928/complication-rates-of-3-hypertonic-saline-infusion-through-peripheral-intravenous-access
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Claudia Andira Perez, Stephen A Figueroa
INTRODUCTION: Hyperosmolar therapy with hypertonic saline (HTS) is a cornerstone in the management of intracranial hypertension and hyponatremia in the neurological intensive care unit. Theoretical safety concerns remain for infiltration, thrombophlebitis, tissue ischemia, and venous thrombosis associated with continuous 3% HTS administered via peripheral intravenous (pIV) catheters. It is common practice at many institutions to allow only central venous catheter infusion of 3% HTS. METHODS: Hospital policy was changed to allow the administration of 3% HTS via 16- to 20-gauge pIVs to a maximum infusion rate of 50 mL/h in patients without central venous access...
June 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466381/tetherin-antagonism-by-v-proteins-is-a-common-trait-among-the-genus-rubulavirus
#15
Keisuke Ohta, Yusuke Matsumoto, Morihiro Ito, Machiko Nishio
Tetherin (BST-2/CD317/HM1.24) is an anti-viral factor that restricts the budding of several enveloped viruses. Most of these viruses have evolved to encode tetherin antagonists. Our previous study demonstrated that the growth of human parainfluenza virus type 2 (hPIV-2), a member of the genus Rubulavirus in the family Paramyxoviridae, was inhibited by tetherin, and its V protein decreases the amount of cell surface tetherin by the interaction. In the present study, we investigated whether tetherin inhibits the growth of other rubulaviruses including PIV-5, mumps virus (MuV), simian virus 41, and hPIV-4, and whether their V proteins act as tetherin antagonists...
May 2, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440380/viscosity-of-particulate-soap-films-approaching-the-jamming-of-2d-capillary-suspensions
#16
Yousra Timounay, Florence Rouyer
We compute the effective viscosity of particulate soap films thanks to local velocity fields obtained by Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) during film retraction experiments. We identify the jamming of these 2D capillary suspensions at a critical particle surface fraction (≃0.84) where effective viscosity diverges. Pair correlation function and number of neighbors in contact or close to contact reveal the cohesive nature of this 2D capillary granular media. The experimental 2D dynamic viscosities can be predicted by a model considering viscous dissipation at the liquid interfaces induced by the motion of individual particles...
May 14, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409325/velocity-field-visualization-in-usp-dissolution-apparatus-3-using-particle-image-velocimetry
#17
Satish Perivilli, Richard Prevost, Erika Stippler
PURPOSE: The hydrodynamics in USP dissolution apparatus 3, at five different dip rates, was characterized by analyzing phase-averaged velocity fields obtained using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). METHODS: Phase locked 2 Component-PIV (2C-PIV) measurements were recorded on a typical dissolution apparatus 3 configuration with a black painted tablet fixed at the center of the bottom porous screen of the reciprocating cylinder. A trigger mechanism was employed to capture data over 12 phase positions for each reciprocation cycle...
June 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393124/a-leishmania-murine-model-to-evaluate-the-immunomodulatory-properties-of-pythium-insidiosum-proteins
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Tatiana Maria Inêz-Ferreira, Leonel Mendoza, Raquel Vilela, Hélida Monteiro de Andrade, João Paulo Haddad, Fernanda Freire Campos Nunes, Isabela Moreira Gondim, Tânia Mara Pinto Dabés Guimarães, Vicente de Paulo Coelho Peixoto de Toledo
Pythium insidiosum immunomodulatory vaccine (PiV) has been tested in clinical and experimental pythiosis. Previous data showed that P. insidiosum immunogens have the ability to switch the Th2 immune response, normally in place during pythiosis, to a curative Th1 response. Pythiosis cannot be reproduced in experimental rodents with the exception of rabbits, and thus thorough evaluation of PiV´s immunomodulatory properties has been limited by the lack of a compatible inbred mouse model. In this study, we took advantage of the murine BALB/c Leishmania infection model, where infected mice produce a Th2 response, to evaluate the PiV Th2 to Th1 immunomodulatory potential...
March 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379938/effects-of-cone-shaped-bend-inlet-cannulas-of-an-axial-blood-pump-on-thrombus-formation-an-experiment-and-simulation-study
#19
Guangmao Liu, Jianye Zhou, Hansong Sun, Yan Zhang, Haibo Chen, Shengshou Hu
BACKGROUND Cannula shape and connection style influence the risk of thrombus formation in the blood pump by varying the blood flow characteristics inside the pump. Inlet cannulas should be designed based on the need for anatomical fit and reducing the risk of thrombus generation in the blood pump. The effects on thrombus formation of the cone-shaped bend inlet cannulas of axial blood pumps should be studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS The cannulas were designed as cone-shaped, with 1 bent section connecting 2 straight sections...
April 5, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374198/optimum-design-of-the-entrance-of-a-fishpond-laterally-to-the-main-stream-of-an-open-channel
#20
Yiannis Savvidis, Evangelos Keramaris, George Pechlivanidis, Christopher Koutitas
In this study, the optimum design of the entrance of a fishpond laterally to the main flow of an open channel was investigated numerically and experimentally. The flow characteristic measurements were realized with the PIV (particle image velocimetry) method. The mathematical simulations were based on the development of a two dimensional -mean in depthhydrodynamic model and a quasi three dimensional sediment transport model which includes processes of advection, diffusion, and settling of conservative suspended matter...
April 3, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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