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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747395/the-role-of-the-leading-edge-vortex-in-lift-augmentation-of-steadily-revolving-wings-a-change-in-perspective
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Mostafa R A Nabawy, William J Crowther
The presence of a stable leading edge vortex (LEV) on steadily revolving wings increases the maximum lift coefficient that can be generated from the wing and its role is important to understanding natural flyers and flapping wing vehicles. In this paper, the role of LEV in lift augmentation is discussed under two hypotheses referred to as 'additional lift' and 'absence of stall'. The 'additional lift' hypothesis represents the traditional view. It presumes that an additional suction/circulation from the LEV increases the lift above that of a potential flow solution...
July 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746234/outcome-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-and-uterine-artery-embolization-in-the-treatment-and-management-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancy-a-retrospective-study
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Yufeng Hong, Quanwei Guo, Yingjie Pu, Dongmei Lu, Min Hu
The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy and safety between high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment and uterine artery embolization (UAE) treatment; we retrospectively analyzed 152 cases with cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP). Based on our inclusion and exclusion criteria, 152 patients (average age, 31.8 ± 4.6 years old) with CSP were eligible for the HIFU group (85 patients) or the UAE group (77 patients). All patients in 2 groups received the treatment with suction curettage under hysteroscopy prior to HIFU or UAE treatment and followed up for 12 months...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744907/design-and-hemocompatibility-analysis-of-a-double-suction-injection-suspension-blood-pump-using-computational-fluid-dynamics-methods
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Yue Wu, Liangfan Zhu, Yun Luo
The blood pump has become a possible solution to heart diseases. For the prevention of device failure and hemocompatibility problems, a rotary pump with suspended bearing is a preferred solution. In our previous work, a novel injection suspension method has been introduced to levitate the rotor. The suspension method is totally passive. This study aims to apply this suspension method to a double-suction pump, and the property of the pump was investigated using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods. The flow field of the pump is simulated based on the SST k-ω turbulent model...
July 26, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744093/origins-of-the-phototransduction-delay-as-inferred-from-stochastic-and-deterministic-simulation-of-the-amplification-cascade
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Alexander Yu Rotov, Luba A Astakhova, Michael L Firsov, Victor I Govardovskii
PURPOSE: To identify steps of the phototransduction cascade responsible for the delay of the photoresponse. METHODS: Electrical responses of fish (Carassius) cones and Rana ridibunda frog rods and cones were recorded with a suction pipette technique and as an aspartate-isolated mass receptor potential from isolated perfused retinas. Special attention was paid to sufficiently high temporal resolution (1-ms flash, 700 Hz amplification bandpass). Stochastic simulation of the activation steps from photon absorption to the formation of catalytically active phosphodiesterase (PDE) was performed...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743340/-ventilator-bundle-guided-by-context-of-jci-settings-can-effectively-reduce-the-morbidity-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Lili Zhao, Lili Liu, Jing Chen, Caili Yang, Jianjian Nie, Minwei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impact of improving the compliance of ventilator bundle on morbidity of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) guided by context of Joint Commission International (JCI) settings, and to study the oral care efficacy of suction tube sponge brush. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. The patients who needed MV admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742632/the-middle-ear-cleft-status-in-a-natural-cohort-with-eustachian-tube-dysfunction
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Udi Cinamon, Dov Albukrek, Yahav Oron, Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Abraham Goldfarb, David Dvir, Tal Marom
BACKGROUND: The Eustachian tube (ET) has a major role in the middle ear (ME) pressure homeostasis. ET dysfunction is the accepted paradigm for pressure-related ME disorders. We studied the ME status in patients with severely diminished ET opening abilities, and anticipated to find ME disorders in most of them. PATIENTS AND METHODS: ME status was evaluated in unconscious adults, who were hospitalized in a rehabilitation center with severe brain damage, requiring tracheotomy and gastrostomy...
July 24, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741841/pulmonary-valve-opening-with-two-rotary-left-ventricular-assist-devices-for-biventricular-support
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Eric L Wu, Frank Nestler, Matthias Kleinheyer, Michael C Stevens, Jo P Pauls, John F Fraser, Shaun D Gregory
Right ventricular failure is a common complication associated with rotary left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support. Currently, there is no clinically approved long-term rotary right ventricular assist device (RVAD). Instead, clinicians have implanted a second rotary LVAD as RVAD in biventricular support. To prevent pulmonary hypertension, the RVAD must be operated by either reducing pump speed or banding the outflow graft. These modes differ in hydraulic performance, which may affect the pulmonary valve opening (PVO) and subsequently cause fusion, valvular insufficiency, and thrombus formation...
July 25, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741664/in-vitro-evaluation-of-an-immediate-response-starling-like-controller-for-dual-rotary-blood-pumps
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Andrew F Stephens, Michael C Stevens, Shaun D Gregory, Matthias Kleinheyer, Robert F Salamonsen
Rotary ventricular assist devices (VADs) are used to provide mechanical circulatory support. However, their lack of preload sensitivity in constant speed control mode (CSC) may result in ventricular suction or venous congestion. This is particularly true of biventricular support, where the native flow-balancing Starling response of both ventricles is diminished. It is possible to model the Starling response of the ventricles using cardiac output and venous return curves. With this model, we can create a Starling-like physiological controller (SLC) for VADs which can automatically balance cardiac output in the presence of perturbations to the circulation...
July 25, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741229/inhaled-antimicrobials-for-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-practical-aspects
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Garyphallia Poulakou, Dimitrios K Matthaiou, David P Nicolau, Georgios Siakallis, George Dimopoulos
Positive experience with inhaled antibiotics in pulmonary infections of patients with cystic fibrosis has paved the way for their utilization in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients with lower respiratory tract infections. A successful antibiotic delivery depends upon the size of the generated particle and the elimination of drug impaction in the large airways and the ventilator circuit. Generated droplet size is mainly affected by the type of the nebulizer employed. Currently, jet, ultrasonic, and vibrating mesh nebulizers are marketed; the latter can deliver optimal antibiotic particle size...
July 24, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740682/combined-analgesic-treatment-of-epidural-and-paravertebral-block-after-thoracic-surgery
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Yujiro Yokoyama, Takahiro Nakagomi, Daichi Shikata, Taichiro Goto
In pulmonary surgical practice, appropriate pain management after thoracotomy is essential for patient recovery and the prevention of complications. Although epidural analgesia (EPI) has been established for chest surgery, it has some limitations and contraindications. Recently, paravertebral block (PVB) was reported as a good alternative method with fewer side effects. Despite the significant effects of these two treatments, postoperative pain remains among the greatest patient burdens. In our institution, we apply a combination of epidural and PVBs after thoracic surgery to reduce pain more effectively...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740674/does-the-usage-of-digital-chest-drainage-systems-reduce-pleural-inflammation-and-volume-of-pleural-effusion-following-oncologic-pulmonary-resection-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Michèle De Waele, John Agzarian, Waël C Hanna, Colin Schieman, Christian J Finley, Joseph Macri, Laura Schneider, Terri Schnurr, Forough Farrokhyar, Katherine Radford, Parameswaran Nair, Yaron Shargall
BACKGROUND: Prolonged air leak and high-volume pleural drainage are the most common causes for delays in chest tube removal following lung resection. While digital pleural drainage systems have been successfully used in the management of post-operative air leak, their effect on pleural drainage and inflammation has not been studied before. We hypothesized that digital drainage systems (as compared to traditional analog continuous suction), using intermittent balanced suction, are associated with decreased pleural inflammation and postoperative drainage volumes, thus leading to earlier chest tube removal...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739066/a-turkish-version-of-the-critical-care-pain-observation-tool-reliability-and-validity-assessment
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Yeşim Yaman Aktaş, Neziha Karabulut
PURPOSE: The study aim was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool in critically ill patients. DESIGN: A repeated measures design was used for the study. METHODS: A convenience sample of 66 patients who had undergone open-heart surgery in the cardiovascular surgery intensive care unit in Ordu, Turkey, was recruited for the study. The patients were evaluated by using the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool at rest, during a nociceptive procedure (suctioning), and 20 minutes after the procedure while they were conscious and intubated after surgery...
August 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738745/is-ultrasound-guided-suction-curettage-a-reliable-option-for-treatment-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancy-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-study
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Hüseyin Çağlayan Özcan, Mete Gurol Uğur, Özcan Balat, Seyhun Sucu, Aynur Mustafa, Neslihan Bayramoğlu Tepe, Berna Kaya Uğur
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study is to present clinical courses and outcomes of 50 first-trimester cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) cases, which are managed either with transabdominal ultrasound (TAUS)-guided suction curettage alone or abdominal hysterotomy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed our records from 2011 to 2016 at a single-center. TAUS-guided suction curettage alone was preferred in hemodynamically stable patients when the myometrial thickness was ≥ 3 mm and there was no vascular invasion...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734992/endoscopic-muscle-biopsy-emb-of-the-duodenum-and-rectum-a-pilot-survival-study-in-a-porcine-model-to-detect-myenteric-neurons
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E Rajan, B Al-Bawardy, C J Gostout, L M Wong Kee Song, J L Deters, M A Knipschield, C E Bernard, G Farrugia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Small bowel and colorectal muscle biopsies require a surgical approach. Advancing our understanding of the pathophysiology of motility disorders, such as functional bowel disorders, intestinal pseudo-obstruction and slow transit constipation, is hindered by our inability to non-invasively obtain muscularis propria (MP) for evaluation of multiple cell types, including myenteric neurons. The aims of this study were to determine (1) technical feasibility, reproducibility and safety of performing duodenal endoscopic muscle biopsy (dEMB) and rectal endoscopic muscle biopsy (rEMB) using a clip-assist technique; and (2) presence of myenteric neurons in tissue samples...
July 19, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732614/incidence-and-management-of-intraoperative-complications-during-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-in-3004-cases
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Yan Wang, Jiaonan Ma, Jiamei Zhang, Rui Dou, Hui Zhang, Liuyang Li, Wei Zhao, Pinghui Wei
PURPOSE: To assess the intraoperative complications during small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) for myopia and myopic astigmatism correction and evaluate visual outcomes 6 months postoperatively. SETTING: Tianjin Eye Hospital, Tianjin, China. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Patients who had small-incision lenticule extraction surgery were examined 1 day, 7 days, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months postoperatively...
June 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732556/surfactant-films-in-lyotropic-lamellar-and-related-phases-fluctuations-and-interactions
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REVIEW
Frédéric Nallet
The analogy between soap films thinning under border capillary suction and lamellar stacks of surfactant bilayers dehydrated by osmotic stress is explored, in particular in the highly dehydrated limit where the soap film becomes a Newton black film. The nature of short-range repulsive interactions between surfactant-covered interfaces and acting across water channels in both cases will be discussed.
June 24, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730457/efficacy-safety-and-clinical-outcome-of-modern-mechanical-thrombectomy-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Seungnam Son, Dong-Hun Kang, Yang-Ha Hwang, Yong-Sun Kim, Yong-Won Kim
BACKGROUND: The average life expectancy is increasing worldwide, surpassing 80 years in some countries. Recently, mechanical thrombectomy (MT) using modern devices and techniques has led to improved clinical outcomes following acute ischemic stroke. However, thus far, it remains uncertain whether MT is effective in elderly patients aged over 80 years. METHODS: Between July 2013 and June 2016, 207 patients with acute ischemic stroke in the anterior circulation received MT at our center...
July 20, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727060/effect-of-monensin-inclusion-on-intake-digestion-and-ruminal-fermentation-parameters-by-bos-taurus-indicus-and-bos-taurus-taurus-steers-consuming-bermudagrass-hay
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N L Bell, R C Anderson, T R Callaway, M O Franco, J E Sawyer, T A Wickersham
Effects of monensin inclusion and cattle subspecies on utilization of bermudagrass hay (13.7% CP, 77.3% NDF, and 38.8% ADF) were evaluated using ruminally cannulated steers (5 [BI] and 5 [BT]; 398 kg BW). Subspecies were concurrently subjected to a 2-period, 2-treatment crossover design. Treatments were 0 (CON) or 200 mg·steer·d monensin (MON) in 0.91 kg dried distillers' grains with solubles. Periods were 70 d in length: 20 d of adaptation, 22 d of sample collection, and 28 d for withdrawal of treatment...
June 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/28724735/dual-function-of-the-pectoral-girdle-for-feeding-and-locomotion-in-white-spotted-bamboo-sharks
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Ariel L Camp, Bradley Scott, Elizabeth L Brainerd, Cheryl D Wilga
Positioned at the intersection of the head, body and forelimb, the pectoral girdle has the potential to function in both feeding and locomotor behaviours-although the latter has been studied far more. In ray-finned fishes, the pectoral girdle attaches directly to the skull and is retracted during suction feeding, enabling the ventral body muscles to power rapid mouth expansion. However, in sharks, the pectoral girdle is displaced caudally and entirely separate from the skull (as in tetrapods), raising the question of whether it is mobile during suction feeding and contributing to suction expansion...
July 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
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