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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727888/association-of-mental-health-status-with-perception-of-nasal-function
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Erika Strazdins, Yu Feng Nie, Raziqah Ramli, Tom Palesy, Jenna M Christensen, George Nicholas Marcells, Richard John Harvey
Importance: Mental health issues are thought to be overrepresented among patients undergoing rhinoplasty and may be associated with patient presentation prior to surgery. Objective: To assess the association of poor mental health with perception of nasal function. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional study of patients presenting for airway assessment was performed from December 1, 2011, to October 31, 2015, at 2 tertiary rhinoplasty centers in Sydney, Australia...
July 20, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727673/exercise-training-improves-ventilatory-efficiency-in-patients-with-a-small-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Ricardo M Lima, Baruch Vainshelboim, Rucha Ganatra, Ronald Dalman, Khin Chan, Jonathan Myers
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of exercise training on ventilatory efficiency and physiological responses to submaximal exercise in subjects with small abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: Sixty-five male patients (72.3 ± 7.0 years) were randomized to exercise training (n = 33) or usual care group (n = 32). Exercise subjects participated in a training groups for 3 mo. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing was performed before and after the study period and peak VO2, the ventilatory threshold (VT), the oxygen uptake efficiency slope (OUES), and the VE2/VCO2 slope were identified...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727672/cardiac-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Toufik Mahfood Haddad, Alok Saurav, Aiman Smer, Muhammad S Azzouz, Abhilash Akinapelli, Mark A Williams, Venkata M Alla
PURPOSE: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (EBCR) has been demonstrated to improve functional capacity in heart failure (HF). However, there are limited data on the effect of EBCR in patients with advanced HF and left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). This meta-analysis sought to evaluate the effects of EBCR on functional capacity in patients with LVAD. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL, and Cochrane Library databases were searched for randomized studies assessing the impact of EBCR in patients following LVAD implantation compared with standard therapy (ST)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727461/risk-indicators-and-prevention-of-implant-soft-tissue-complications-interproximal-papillae-loss-and-midfacial-implant-mucosal-recessions
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James Mailoa, Richard J Miron, Hom-Lay Wang
Achieving a long-term esthetic implant restoration in the maxillary anterior area is sometimes unpredictable. This article reviews several risk indicators of implant mucosal recession and loss of interproximal papillae, and how to prevent these risks. Results obtained from the literature suggest that the following factors are strongly related to implant soft-tissue complications: buccally positioned implant placement, a thin gingival biotype, lack of an adequate amount of keratinized mucosa, implant placement after ridge augmentation procedures, an increased distance of tooth bone peak to the contact point, and an inadequate horizontal implant-tooth distance...
July 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727114/rapid-communication-ranking-dairy-cows-for-methane-emissions-measured-using-respiration-chamber-or-greenfeed-techniques-during-early-peak-and-late-lactation
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J Rischewski, A Bielak, G Nürnberg, M Derno, B Kuhla
Our objective was to compare the ranking of dairy cows according to their methane (CH) emissions as measured by a respiration chamber (RC) technique and the GreenFeed (GF) technique during 3 periods in second lactation. Two-day CH measurements in a RC performed in wk 3, 14, and 42 of lactation were flanked by GF measurements for 20 (period 1 [P1]), 35 (period 2 [P2]), and 35 (period 3 [P3]) days, respectively, before and after RC measurement. This gave the total duration of CH measurements using the GF system of 40, 70, and 70 d for P1, P2, and P3, respectively...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727108/development-of-a-salmonella-typhimurium-challenge-model-in-weaned-pigs-to-evaluate-effects-of-water-and-feed-interventions-on-fecal-shedding-and-growth-performance
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P J van der Wolf, J G M Wientjes, A E Heuvelink, A M B Veldhuis, H M J van Hees, P J Roubos-van den Hil
The aim of this study was to develop a Typhimurium (ST) challenge model in weaned pigs suitable to evaluate effects of water and feed interventions on fecal shedding and growth performance. Two studies were performed. In Exp. 1 weaned pigs were fed either a standard diet (CON) or a diet with a high buffer capacity (HB) and challenged for either 3 or 7 consecutive days in a Latin square design with 4 × 8 individually housed pigs. In Exp. 2, the CON 7-d challenge method was chosen for further model development and validation...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725445/manual-ventilation-and-open-suction-procedures-contribute-to-negative-pressures-in-a-mechanical-lung-model
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Espen Rostrup Nakstad, Helge Opdahl, Fridtjof Heyerdahl, Fredrik Borchsenius, Ole Henning Skjønsberg
INTRODUCTION: Removal of pulmonary secretions in mechanically ventilated patients usually requires suction with closed catheter systems or flexible bronchoscopes. Manual ventilation is occasionally performed during such procedures if clinicians suspect inadequate ventilation. Suctioning can also be performed with the ventilator entirely disconnected from the endotracheal tube (ETT). The aim of this study was to investigate if these two procedures generate negative airway pressures, which may contribute to atelectasis...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725303/evaluation-of-esophageal-functions-by-manometry-in-iron-deficiency-anemia-patients
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Pinar Kubilay, Beyza Doganay, Mehmet Bektas
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether any esophageal motor dysfunction exists in patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA). METHODS: The study included 39 patients (34 women, mean age: 44.17 ± 14.21 years) who met WHO diagnostic criteria for IDA. An additional 30 functional dyspepsia patients were also included as a control group. Esophageal motility testing was performed; esophagus contraction amplitude, peak velocity, contraction time, lower esophageal sphincter (LES) resting pressure, LES relaxation, and LES relaxation duration were assessed...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725271/normal-foot-loading-parameters-and-repeatability-of-the-footscan%C3%A2-platform-system
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Chao Xu, Xin-Xin Wen, Lu-Yu Huang, Lei Shang, Xi-Xia Cheng, Ya-Bo Yan, Wei Lei
BACKGROUND: The Footscan® platform system is one of the most commonly used clinical tools for the measurement of the foot pressure. The present study was designed to assess the repeatability of the system and identify the range of loading parameters observed in the normal foot. METHODS: Measurements were collected from 32 healthy participants, 15 females and 17 males, twice at an interval of 1 week. Peak pressure (PP), contact time (CT), contact area (CA), pressure-time integral (PTI), and maximum force (MaF) were recorded; these parameters were investigated in 10 areas of the foot: medial heel, lateral heel, midfoot, first to fifth metatarsals, hallux, and toes 2-5...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724779/chronic-pain-alters-spatiotemporal-activation-patterns-of-forearm-muscle-synergies-during-the-development-of-grip-force
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Nagarajan Manickaraj, Leanne M Bisset, Venkata S P T Devanaboyina, Justin J Kavanagh
It is largely unknown how the CNS regulates multiple muscle systems in the presence of pain. This study used muscle synergy analysis to investigate multiple forearm muscles in individuals with chronic elbow pain during the development of grip force. Eleven individuals with chronic elbow pain and 11 healthy age-matched controls developed grip force to 15% and 30% of MVC. Surface EMG was obtained from six forearm muscles during force development before non-negative matrix factorization was performed. The relationship between muscle synergies and standard clinical tests of elbow pain were examined using linear regression...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724737/stress-hormones-predict-a-host-superspreader-phenotype-in-the-west-nile-virus-system
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Stephanie S Gervasi, Sarah C Burgan, Erik Hofmeister, Thomas R Unnasch, Lynn B Martin
Glucocorticoid stress hormones, such as corticosterone (CORT), have profound effects on the behaviour and physiology of organisms, and thus have the potential to alter host competence and the contributions of individuals to population- and community-level pathogen dynamics. For example, CORT could alter the rate of contacts among hosts, pathogens and vectors through its widespread effects on host metabolism and activity levels. CORT could also affect the intensity and duration of pathogen shedding and risk of host mortality during infection...
July 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724287/active-solvent-modulation-a-valve-based-approach-to-improve-separation-compatibility-in-two-dimensional-liquid-chromatography
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Dwight R Stoll, Konstantin Shoykhet, Patrik Petersson, Stephan Buckenmaier
Two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC) is increasingly being viewed as a viable tool for solving difficult separation problems, ranging from targeted separations of structurally similar molecules to untargeted separations of highly complex mixtures. In spite of this performance potential, though, many users find method development challenging, and most frequently cite the 'incompatibility' between the solvent systems used in the first and second dimensions as a major obstacle. This solvent strength related incompatibility can lead to severe peak distortion and loss of resolution and sensitivity in the second dimension...
July 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723790/relationship-of-medial-gastrocnemius-relative-fascicle-excursion-and-ankle-joint-power-and-work-performance-during-gait-in-typically-developing-children-a-cross-sectional-study
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Teresa Martín Lorenzo, Gustavo Albi Rodríguez, Eduardo Rocon, Ignacio Martínez Caballero, Sergio Lerma Lara
Muscle fascicles lengthen in response to chronic passive stretch through in-series sarcomere addition in order to maintain an optimum sarcomere length. In turn, the muscles' force generating capacity, maximum excursion, and contraction velocity is enhanced. Thus, longer fascicles suggest a greater capacity to develop joint power and work. However, static fascicle length measurements may not be taking sarcomere length differences into account. Thus, we considered relative fascicle excursions through passive ankle dorsiflexion may better correlate with the capacity to generate joint power and work than fascicle length...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723759/determining-the-relationship-of-kinesiophobia-with-respiratory-functions-and-functional-capacity-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Göktuğ Er, Ender AngIn
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a common inflammatory rheumatic disease that affects the axial skeleton, causes inflammatory lower back pain, and structural and functional disorders, which affect quality of life negatively.The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of kinesiophobia in AS on pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and functional performance.Thirty-one individuals with AS (n = 19 male, n = 12 female) who were suitable on the basis of the Modified New York (MNY) criteria were included in the study...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723204/crossed-surface-relief-gratings-as-nanoplasmonic-biosensors
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Srijit Nair, Carlos Escobedo, Ribal Georges Sabat
We present an original, low-cost nanoplasmonic (bio)sensor based on crossed surface relief gratings (CSRGs) generated from orthogonally superimposed surface relief gratings (SRGs) on gold-coated azo-glass substrate. This surface plasmon resonance (SPR)-based sensing approach is unique, since the light transmitted through a CSRG is zero except in the narrow bandwidth where the SPR conversion occurs, enabling quantitative monitoring of only the plasmonic signal from biomolecular interactions in real time. We validated the individual SRG plasmonic signature of CSRGs by observing their respective SPR excitation peaks, and tested them to detect both bulk and near-surface refractive index (RI) changes...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723185/silanization-of-sapphire-surfaces-for-optical-sensing-applications
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Tanja Sandner, Annina M Steinbach, Peter Knittel, Thomas Diemant, R Jürgen Behm, Steffen Strehle, Christine Kranz, Boris Mizaikoff
Well-characterized silane layers are essential for optimized attachment of (bio)molecules enabling reliable chem/biosensor performance. Herein, binding properties and orientation of 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane layers at crystalline sapphire (0001) surfaces were determined by water contact angle measurements, infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy measurements suggest an almost perpendicular arrangement of the MPTMS molecules to the substrate surface...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723144/inflection-point-of-the-localized-surface-plasmon-resonance-peak-a-general-method-to-improve-the-sensitivity
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Peng Chen, Nhung Thi Tran, Xinglin Wen, Qihua Xiong, Bo Liedberg
The shift of the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) spectrum is widely used in bio- and chemical sensing. Traditionally, the shift is monitored at the peak maximum of the extinction spectrum. We demonstrate that the inflection point at the long wavelength side of the peak maximum shows better refractive index sensitivity than the peak maximum. A consistent improvement in bulk refractive index sensitivity of 18-55% is observed for six different nanoparticles such as spherical particles of different sizes, nanostar and nanorods with different aspect ratios...
February 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722402/layered-noble-metal-dichalcogenides-tailoring-electrochemical-and-catalytic-properties
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Xinyi Chia, Zdeněk Sofer, Jan Luxa, Martin Pumera
Owing to the anisotropic nature, layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have captured tremendous attention for their promising uses in a plethora of applications. Currently, bulk of the research is centered on Group 6 TMDs. Layered noble metal dichalcogenides, in particular the noble metal tellurides, belong to a subset of Group 10 TMDs, wherein the transition metal is a noble metal of either palladium or platinum. We address here a lack of contemporary knowledge on these compounds by providing a comprehensive study on the electrochemistry of layered noble metal tellurides, PdTe2 and PtTe2, and their efficiency as electrocatalysts toward the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER)...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722214/impairment-due-to-combined-sleep-restriction-and-alcohol-is-not-mitigated-by-decaying-breath-alcohol-concentration-or-rest-breaks
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Jessica E Manousakis, Clare Anderson
OBJECTIVE: Epidemiological and laboratory-based driving simulator studies have shown the detrimental impact of moderate, legal levels of alcohol consumption on driving performance in sleepy drivers. As less is known about the time course of decaying alcohol alongside performance impairment, our study examined impairment and recovery of performance alongside decaying levels of alcohol, with and without sleep restriction. METHODS: Sixteen healthy young males (18-27 years) underwent 4 counterbalanced conditions: Baseline, Alcohol (breath alcohol concentration [BrAC] < 0...
July 18, 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722147/surface-isoelectric-focusing-sief-with-carrier-ampholyte-ph-gradient
#20
Zhichao Wang, Cornelius Ivory, Adrienne R Minerick
Isoelectric focusing (IEF) is a powerful tool for amphoteric protein separations because of high sensitivity, bio-compatibility, and reduced complexity compared to chromatography or mechanical separation techniques. IEF miniaturization is attractive because it enables rapid analysis, easier adaptation to point of care applications, and smaller sample demands. However, existing small-scale IEF tools have not yet been able to analyze single protein spots from array libraries, which are ubiquitous in many pharmaceutical discovery and screening protocols...
July 19, 2017: Electrophoresis
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