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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742775/estimation-of-stroke-volume-and-stroke-volume-changes-by-electrical-impedance-tomography
#1
Fernando José da Silva Ramos, André Hovnanian, Rogério Souza, Luciano C P Azevedo, Marcelo B P Amato, Eduardo L V Costa
BACKGROUND: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a noninvasive imaging method that identifies changes in air and blood volume based on thoracic impedance changes. Recently, there has been growing interest in EIT to measure stroke volume (SV). The objectives of this study are as follows: (1) to evaluate the ability of systolic impedance variations (ΔZsys) to track changes in SV in relation to a baseline condition; (2) to assess the relationship of ΔZsys and SV in experimental subjects; and (3) to identify the influence of body dimensions on the relationship between ΔZsys and SV...
July 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730554/bedside-selection-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-by-electrical-impedance-tomography-in-hypoxemic-patients-a-feasibility-study
#2
Nilde Eronia, Tommaso Mauri, Elisabetta Maffezzini, Stefano Gatti, Alfio Bronco, Laura Alban, Filippo Binda, Tommaso Sasso, Cristina Marenghi, Giacomo Grasselli, Giuseppe Foti, Antonio Pesenti, Giacomo Bellani
BACKGROUND: Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) is a key element of mechanical ventilation. It should optimize recruitment, without causing excessive overdistension, but controversy exists on the best method to set it. The purpose of the study was to test the feasibility of setting PEEP with electrical impedance tomography in order to prevent lung de-recruitment following a recruitment maneuver. We enrolled 16 patients undergoing mechanical ventilation with PaO2/FiO2 <300 mmHg...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725027/strong-coherent-light-amplification-with-double-electromagnetically-induced-transparency-coherences
#3
Dan Wang, Chao Liu, Changshun Xiao, Junxiang Zhang, Hessa M M Alotaibi, Barry C Sanders, Li-Gang Wang, Shiyao Zhu
We experimentally demonstrate coherent amplification of probe field in a tripod-type atoms driven by strong coupling, signal and weak probe fields. We suppress linear and nonlinear atomic absorptions for resonant and near resonant probe via double electromagnetically induced transparency (DEIT). Combining these advantages of suppressed absorption along with temperature- or atomic-density-controlled transfer of population(ToP) between hyperfine ground states, we can induce near-resonant amplification of probe through stimulated Raman scattering(SRS) pumped by low-intensity signal field...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715324/electrical-impedance-tomography-tissue-properties-to-image-measures
#4
Andy Adler, Alistair Boyle
Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) uses electrical stimulation and measurement at the body surface to image the electrical properties of internal tissues. It has the advantage of non-invasiveness and high temporal resolution but suffers from poor spatial resolution and sensitivity to electrode movement and contact quality. EIT can be useful to applications where there are conductive contrasts between tissues, fluids or gasses, such as imaging of cancerous or ischemic tissue or functional monitoring of breathing, blood flow, gastric motility and neural activity...
July 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714853/unveiling-the-development-of-intracranial-injury-using-dynamic-brain-eit-an-evaluation-of-current-reconstruction-algorithms
#5
Haoting Li, Rongqing Chen, Canhua Xu, Benyuan Liu, Mengxing Tang, Lin Yang, Xiuzhen Dong, Feng Fu
Dynamic brain EIT is a promising technique for continuous monitoring the development of cerebral injury. While there are many reconstruction algorithms available to brain EIT, there is still a lack of study to compare their performance in the context of dynamic brain monitoring. To address the problem, we develop a framework for evaluating different current algorithms with their ability to correctly identify small intracranial conductivity changes. Firstly, a simulation 3D head phantom with realistic layered structure and impedance distribution were developed...
July 17, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707173/intraoperative-ventilation-of-morbidly-obese-patients-guided-by-transpulmonary-pressure
#6
Lars Eichler, Katarzyna Truskowska, A Dupree, P Busch, Alwin E Goetz, Christian Zöllner
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery has proven a successful approach in the treatment of morbid obesity and its concomitant diseases such as diabetes mellitus and arterial hypertension. Aiming for optimal management of this challenging patient cohort, tailored concepts directly guided by individual patient physiology may outperform standardized care. Implying esophageal pressure measurement and electrical impedance tomography-increasingly applied monitoring approaches to individually adjust mechanical ventilation in challenging circumstances like acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and intraabdominal hypertension-we compared our institutions standard ventilator regimen with an individually adjusted positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) level aiming for a positive transpulmonary pressure (P L) throughout the respiratory cycle...
July 14, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697962/con4ei-epiocular%C3%A2-eye-irritation-test-epiocular%C3%A2-eit-for-hazard-identification-and-labelling-of-eye-irritating-chemicals
#7
H Kandarova, S Letasiova, E Adriaens, R Guest, J A Willoughby, A Drzewiecka, K Gruszka, Nathalie Alépée, Sandra Verstraelen, An R Van Rompay
Assessment of the acute eye irritation potential is part of the international regulatory requirements for testing of chemicals. The objective of the CON4EI project was to develop tiered testing strategies for eye irritation assessment. A set of 80 reference chemicals (38 liquids and 42 solids) was tested with eight different methods. Here, the results obtained with the EpiOcular™ Eye Irritation Test (EIT), adopted as OECD TG 492, are shown. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate of the performance of the test method to discriminate between chemicals not requiring classification for serious eye damage/eye irritancy (No Category) and chemicals requiring classification and labelling...
July 8, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697778/electrical-impedance-tomography-for-predicting-failure-of-spontaneous-breathing-trials-in-patients-with-prolonged-weaning
#8
Johannes Bickenbach, Michael Czaplik, Mareike Polier, Gernot Marx, Nikolaus Marx, Michael Dreher
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) on a T-piece can be difficult in patients with prolonged weaning because of remaining de-recruitment phenomena and/or insufficient ventilation. There is no clinically established method existent other than experience for estimating whether an SBT is most probably beneficial. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a clinical useful online monitoring technique during mechanical ventilation, particularly because it enables analysis of effects of regional ventilation distribution...
July 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676697/a-novel-3d-printed-head-phantom-with-anatomically-realistic-geometry-and-continuously-varying-skull-resistivity-distribution-for-electrical-impedance-tomography
#9
Jie Zhang, Bin Yang, Haoting Li, Feng Fu, Xuetao Shi, Xiuzhen Dong, Meng Dai
Phantom experiments are an important step for testing during the development of new hardware or imaging algorithms for head electrical impedance tomography (EIT) studies. However, due to the sophisticated anatomical geometry and complex resistivity distribution of the human head, constructing an accurate phantom for EIT research remains challenging, especially for skull modelling. In this paper, we designed and fabricated a novel head phantom with anatomically realistic geometry and continuously varying skull resistivity distribution based on 3D printing techniques...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662860/different-peek-qualities-irradiated-with-light-of-different-wavelengths-impact-on-martens-hardness
#10
Nina Lümkemann, Marlis Eichberger, Bogna Stawarczyk
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of irradiation on Martens hardness parameters of different PEEK qualities filled with titanium dioxide (TiO2), namely PEEK/0%, PEEK/20%, and PEEK/>30%. METHODS: For Martens hardness (HM) measurements, 40 specimens of each PEEK quality were fabricated and air-abraded with 50μm Al2O3. HM parameters of PEEK specimens were measured initially and stepwise after irradiating for 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, 100, 180, 360 and 540s using light units with different wavelength: Elipar S10 (430-480nm), EyeVolutionMAX (385-390nm+465-470nm), Translux CL (380-500nm) and bre...
June 26, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647150/ospar-standard-method-and-software-for-statistical-analysis-of-beach-litter-data
#11
Marcus Schulz, Willem van Loon, David M Fleet, Paul Baggelaar, Eit van der Meulen
The aim of this study is to develop standard statistical methods and software for the analysis of beach litter data. The optimal ensemble of statistical methods comprises the Mann-Kendall trend test, the Theil-Sen slope estimation, the Wilcoxon step trend test and basic descriptive statistics. The application of Litter Analyst, a tailor-made software for analysing the results of beach litter surveys, to OSPAR beach litter data from seven beaches bordering on the south-eastern North Sea, revealed 23 significant trends in the abundances of beach litter types for the period 2009-2014...
June 21, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641249/eit-imaging-regularization-based-on-spectral-graph-wavelets
#12
Bo Gong, Benjamin Schullcke, Sabine Krueger-Ziolek, Marko Vauhkonen, Gerhard Wolf, Ullrich Mueller-Lisse, Knut Moeller
The objective of Electrical Impedance Tomographic reconstruction is to identify the distribution of tissue conductivity from electrical boundary conditions. This is an ill-posed inverse problem usually solved under the finite element method framework. In previous studies, standard sparse regularization was used for difference EIT to achieve a sparse solution. However, regarding element-wise sparsity, standard sparse regularization interferes with the smoothness of conductivity distribution between neighboring elements and is sensitive to noise...
June 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633359/does-long-term-intraoral-service-affect-the-mechanical-properties-and-elemental-composition-of-multistranded-wires-of-lingual-fixed-retainers
#13
Spiros Zinelis, Nikolaos Pandis, Youssef S Al Jabbari, George Eliades, Theodore Eliades
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the elemental and mechanical alterations of stainless steel (SS) multistranded orthodontic wires used in fixed retention after intraoral ageing. Materials and Methods: Two types of 0.022-inch, seven-stranded wires, Lingual Retainer Wire (LRW) and Tru-Chrome (TCH), from the same manufacturer (Rocky Mountain Orthodontics, Denver, Colo, USA) were tested. Thirty-three samples from LRW group and thirty-seven from TCH were collected, whereas three unused wires from each package were used as controls...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632138/monitoring-lung-contusion-in-a-porcine-polytrauma-model-using-eit-an-application-study
#14
Susana Aguiar Santos, Carlos Castelar Wembers, Klemens Horst, Roman Pfeifer, Tim-Philipp Simon, Hans-Christoph Pape, Frank Hildebrand, Michael Czaplik, Steffen Leonhardt, Daniel Teichmann
Lung contusion is the most common lung injury following blunt chest trauma which, in turn, is associated with high mortality rates (Gavelli et al., 2002). Lung contusion is characterized by hemorrhage and edema with consecutively reduced compliance. In this study, unilateral lung contusion and other traumata were induced in 12 pigs by using a bolt gun machine. To investigate the pathophysiological consequences of lung contusion, information on clinical parameters was collected and monitored regularly while animals were additionally monitored with electrical impedance tomography (EIT) before trauma, and at 4, 24, 48 and 72 h after polytrauma...
June 20, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629855/con4ei-development-of-serious-eye-damage-and-eye-irritation-testing-strategies-with-respect-to-the-requirements-of-the-un-ghs-eu-clp-hazard-categories
#15
Sandra Verstraelen, An R Van Rompay
The main objective of the CON4EI (CONsortium for in vitro Eye Irritation testing strategy) project (2015-2016) was to develop tiered, non-animal testing strategies for serious eye damage and eye irritation assessment in relation to the most important drivers of classification. The serious eye damage and eye irritation potential of a set of 80 chemicals was identified based on existing in vivo Draize eye test data and testing was conducted using the following eight alternative test methods: BCOP (Bovine Corneal Opacity and Permeability)+histopathology, BCOP-LLBO (BCOP Laser Light-Based Opacitometer), ICE (Isolated Chicken Eye)+histopathology, STE (Short Term Exposure), EpiOcular™ EIT (EpiOcular Eye Irritation Test), EpiOcular™ ET-50 (EpiOcular™ Time-to-toxicity), SkinEthic™ HCE EIT (SkinEthic™ Human Corneal Epithelial Eye Irritation Test), and SMI (Slug Mucosal Irritation)...
June 16, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628556/real-time-imaging-of-epileptic-seizures-in-rats-using-electrical-impedance-tomography
#16
Lei Wang, Yang Sun, Xinmin Xu, Xiuzhen Dong, Feng Gao
The presence of multiple or diffuse lesions on imaging is a contraindication to surgery for patients with intractable epilepsy. Theoretically, as a functional imaging technique, electrical impedance tomography (EIT) can accurately image epileptic foci. However, most current studies are limited to examining epileptic spikes and few studies use EIT for real-time imaging of seizure activity. Moreover, little is known about changes in electrical impedance during seizures. In this study, we used EIT to monitor seizure progression in real time and analyzed changes in electrical impedance during seizures...
August 2, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625465/con4ei-skinethic%C3%A2-human-corneal-epithelial-eye-irritation-test-skinethic%C3%A2-hce-eit-for-hazard-identification-and-labelling-of-eye-irritating-chemicals
#17
A R Van Rompay, N Alépée, L Nardelli, K Hollanders, V Leblanc, A Drzewiecka, K Gruszka, R Guest, H Kandarova, J A Sr Willoughby, S Verstraelen, E Adriaens
Assessment of ocular irritancy is an international regulatory requirement and a necessary step in the safety evaluation of industrial and consumer products. Although a number of in vitro ocular irritation assays exist, none are capable of fully categorizing chemicals as a stand-alone assay. Therefore, the CEFIC-LRI-AIMT6-VITO CON4EI (CONsortium for in vitro Eye Irritation testing strategy) project was developed with the goal of assessing the reliability of eight in vitro/alternative test methods as well as establishing an optimal tiered-testing strategy...
June 15, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620189/switching-and-extension-of-transmission-response-based-on-bending-metamaterials
#18
J S Hwang, Y J Kim, Y J Yoo, K W Kim, J Y Rhee, L Y Chen, Y P Lee
The electromagnetically-induced transparency (EIT)-like effects in planar and non-planar metamaterials (MMs) were investigated for microwave (GHz) frequencies. The specific MMs used in this study consisted of a cut-wire resonator and a ring resonator, where were placed on the top and the bottom layers, respectively. A transmission window was produced, due to the interference between bright- and bright-mode coupling. Using the numerical and the experimental results, we demonstrate that the bending of MM leads to enhanced transmission and bandwidth, as well as an additional EIT-like peak...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604757/time-to-lung-aeration-during-a-sustained-inflation-at-birth-is-influenced-by-gestation-in-lambs
#19
Karen E McCall, Andreas D Waldmann, Prue Pereira-Fantini, Regina Oakley, M Miedema, Elizabeth J Perkins, Peter G Davis, Peter A Dargaville, Stephan H Böhm, Raffaele Dellacà, Magdy Sourial, Emanuela Zannin, Anushi Rajapaksa, Andre Tan, Andy Adler, Inéz Frerichs, David G Tingay
BACKGROUND: Current sustained lung inflation (SI) approaches use uniform pressures and durations. We hypothesised that gestational age related mechanical and developmental differences would affect the time required to achieve optimal lung aeration, and resultant lung volumes, during SI delivery at birth in lambs. METHODS: 49 lambs, in five cohorts between 118d and 139d gestation (term 142d), received a standardised 40 cmH2O SI, delivered until 10 s after lung volume stability (optimal aeration) was visualised on real-time electrical impedance tomography (EIT), or to a maximum duration of 180 s...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574094/effect-of-storage-medium-and-aging-duration-on-mechanical-properties-of-self-adhesive-resin-based-cements
#20
Anja Liebermann, Nicoleta Ilie, Malgorzata Roos, Bogna Stawarczyk
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of storage medium and aging duration on Martens hardness (HM) and indentation modulus (EIT) of self-adhesive resin-based cements (SARCs). METHODS: A total of 416 discs were fabricated from 8 SARCs (n = 52 per SARC): (i) BeautyCem (BEA), (ii) Bifix SE (BIF), (iii) Clearfil SA Cement Automix (CLE), (iv) RelyX Unicem2 Automix (RXU), (v) SeT (SET), (vi) SmartCem 2 (SMC), (vii) SoloCem (SOC) and (viii) SpeedCEM (SPC)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
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