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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819713/plasma-growth-differentiation-factor-15-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-pediatric-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Gang Li, Yan Li, Xiao-Qiu Tan, Peng Jia, Jian Zhao, Dong Liu, Ting Wang, Bin Liu
We aimed to investigate plasma growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) levels in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension secondary to congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD), and assess the association with hemodynamic parameters. Plasma GDF-15 levels were measured in children with PAH-CHD (n = 46) and compared to children with CHD without PAH (n = 39). Normal individuals (n = 30) served as health control group. Plasma GDF-15 levels were significantly elevated in patients with PAH-CHD compared with those with CHD without PAH (median 1415 ng/L, interquartile range [IQR] 926...
August 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819691/hypoxia-affects-tissue-oxygenation-differently-in-the-thigh-and-calf-muscles-during-incremental-running
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Takuya Osawa, Takuma Arimitsu, Hideyuki Takahashi
PURPOSE: The present study was performed to determine the impact of hypoxia on working muscle oxygenation during incremental running, and to compare tissue oxygenation between the thigh and calf muscles. METHODS: Nine distance runners and triathletes performed incremental running tests to exhaustion under normoxic and hypoxic conditions (fraction of inspired oxygen = 0.15). Peak pulmonary oxygen uptake ([Formula: see text]) and tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) were measured simultaneously in both the vastus lateralis and medial gastrocnemius...
August 17, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819317/intradialytic-central-venous-oxygen-saturation-is-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Lili Chan, Hanjie Zhang, Anna Meyring-Wösten, Israel Campos, Doris Fuertinger, Stephan Thijssen, Peter Kotanko
Central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) in the superior vena cava is predominantly determined by cardiac output, arterial oxygen content, and oxygen consumption by the upper body. While abnormal ScvO2 levels are associated with morbidity and mortality in non-uremic populations, ScvO2 has received little attention in hemodialysis patients. From 1/2012 to 8/2015, 232 chronic hemodialysis patients with central venous catheters as vascular access had their ScvO2 monitored during a 6-month baseline period and followed for up to 36 months...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819005/blood-pressure-and-leg-deoxygenation-are-exaggerated-during-treadmill-walking-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
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Amanda J Miller, J Carter Luck, Danielle Jin-Kwang Kim, Urs A Leuenberger, David N Proctor, Lawrence I Sinoway, Matthew D Muller
The purpose of this study was to investigate blood pressure (BP) and leg skeletal muscle oxygen saturation (SmO2) during treadmill walking in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and healthy subjects. Eight PAD patients (66 ± 3 years, 1 female) and eight healthy subjects (65 ± 2 years, 1 female) walked on a treadmill at 2 miles/hour. The incline increased by 2% every 2 minutes from 0% to 15% or until maximal discomfort. BP was measured every 2 min with an auscultatory cuff. Heart rate (HR) was recorded continuously with an electrocardiogram...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817064/attenuation-of-multiple-organ-damage-by-continuous-low-dose-solvent-free-infusions-of-resveratrol-after-severe-hemorrhagic-shock-in-rats
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Tobias Müller, Michael Kirsch, Frank Petrat
Therapeutic effects of continuous intravenous infusions of solvent-free low doses of resveratrol on organ injury and systemic consequences resulting from severe hemorrhagic shock in rats were studied. Hemorrhagic shock was induced by withdrawing arterial blood until a mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) of 25-30 mmHg was reached. Following a shock phase of 60 min, rats were resuscitated with the withdrawn blood plus lactated Ringer's. Resveratrol (20 or 60 μg/kg × h) was continuously infused intravenously starting with the resuscitation phase (30 min) and continued until the end of the experiment (total treatment time 180 min)...
August 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816883/cerebral-oxygen-saturation-during-electroconvulsive-therapy-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Kamath Sriganesh, Tanmay Jadhav, Sudhir Venkataramaiah, Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar, Shyamsundar Armugham, Mariamma Philip, K R Madhusudan Reddy, Jagadisha Thirthalli, G S Umamaheswara Rao
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) causes acute changes in cerebral perfusion and oxygenation. Near-infrared spectroscopy is a novel, noninvasive technique to assess cerebral oxygen saturation (cSO2). We hypothesized that cSO2 increases during ECT and more so with atropine premedication and decreases when systemic desaturation (peripheral oxygen saturation <90%) occurs during ECT. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a randomized trial of patients undergoing ECT for psychiatric illness during a 6-month period...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816683/cardiorespiratory-model-based-data-driven-approach-for-sleep-apnea-detection
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Sandeep Gutta, Qi Cheng, Hoa Nguyen, Bruce Benjamin
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic sleep disorder affecting millions of people worldwide. Individuals with OSA are rarely aware of the condition and are often left untreated, which can lead to some serious health problems. Nowadays, several low-cost wearable health sensors are available that can be used to conveniently and noninvasively collect a wide range of physiological signals. In this paper, we propose a new framework for OSA detection in which we combine the wearable sensor measurement signals with the mathematical models of the cardiorespiratory system...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815613/switching-off-photoprotection-of-photosystem-i-a-novel-tool-for-gradual-psi-photoinhibition
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Mikko Tikkanen, Steffen Grebe
Photosystem I (PSI) has evolved in anaerobic atmosphere conditions and until today remains susceptible to oxygen. To minimize the probability of damaging side reactions, plants have evolved sophisticated mechanisms to control electron transfer, and PSI becomes inhibited only when malfunctions of these regulatory mechanisms occur. Due to the complicated induction of PSI photoinhibition, a detailed investigation of the process and following reactions are still largely missing. Here we introduce the theoretical framework and a novel method for an easy and controlled induction of PSI photoinhibition in vivo...
August 16, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814580/ventrain-from-theory-to-practice-bridging-until-re-tracheostomy
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Bianca Maria Wahlen, Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar
Imminent upper airway obstruction due to life-threatening tracheal stenosis of any cause is challenging. A 77-year-old woman, with a history of temporal tracheostomy for prolonged mechanical ventilation, presented with life-threatening tracheal stenosis to the emergency department. After failed intubation with a 5.0 mm internal diameter endotracheal tube, the patient was ventilated via a tube exchanger using Ventrain. Ventrain is a manual ventilation device that, in addition to oxygen supply during inspiration, initiates expiration by actively removing gas from the lungs by suction...
August 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813774/pulmonary-embolism-caused-by-popliteal-vein-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Kevin Marquez, Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Chad Laurich, Randall Lamfers
In this case report, we describe an unusual episode of bilateral submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) caused by a popliteal vein aneurysm (PVA). The development of PE stems from many risk factors including obesity (BMI³ 30 kg/m2), hypertension, cigarette smoking (greater than 25 cigarettes per day), increasing age, surgery, immobility, malignancy, and inherited thrombophilia. A PVA is a rare but significant cause of PE. A 28-year-old male presented to the emergency department with progressive shortness of breath...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813504/effect-of-co2-induced-seawater-acidification-on-growth-photosynthesis-and-inorganic-carbon-acquisition-of-the-harmful-bloom-forming-marine-microalga-karenia-mikimotoi
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Shunxin Hu, Bin Zhou, You Wang, Ying Wang, Xinxin Zhang, Yan Zhao, Xinyu Zhao, Xuexi Tang
Karenia mikimotoi is a widespread, toxic and non-calcifying dinoflagellate, which can release and produce ichthyotoxins and hemolytic toxins affecting the food web within the area of its bloom. Shifts in the physiological characteristics of K. mikimotoi due to CO2-induced seawater acidification could alter the occurrence, severity and impacts of harmful algal blooms (HABs). Here, we investigated the effects of elevated pCO2 on the physiology of K. mikimotoi. Using semi-continuous cultures under controlled laboratory conditions, growth, photosynthesis and inorganic carbon acquisition were determined over 4-6 week incubations at ambient (390ppmv) and elevated pCO2 levels (1000 ppmv and 2000 ppmv)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812011/oil-characterization-and-lipids-class-composition-of-pomegranate-seeds
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Zahra Amri, Houda Lazreg-Aref, Manel Mekni, Sinda El-Gharbi, Olfa Dabbaghi, Beligh Mechri, Mohamed Hammami
This study aims to investigate the physicochemical characteristics, phenolics content, and oil composition of pomegranate oil seeds (PSO). Quality indices, pigments, phenolics content, and antioxidant activity were determined. PSO was fractioned into polar lipids: glycolipids (GL) and phospholipids (PL). Sterols profile and fatty acids composition of total lipids (TL), GL, and PL were determined by GC/FID. The free acidity, the peroxide value, and the specific extinction coefficients were, respectively, 1.69%, 3...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810002/retinal-oximetry-discovers-novel-biomarkers-in-retinal-and-brain-diseases
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Einar Stefánsson, Olof Birna Olafsdottir, Anna Bryndis Einarsdottir, Thorunn Scheving Eliasdottir, Thor Eysteinsson, Wouter Vehmeijer, Evelien Vandewalle, Toke Bek, Sveinn Hakon Hardarson
Purpose: Biomarkers for several eye and brain diseases are reviewed, where retinal oximetry may help confirm diagnosis or measure severity of disease. These include diabetic retinopathy, central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, and Alzheimer's disease. Methods: Retinal oximetry is based on spectrophotometric fundus imaging and measures oxygen saturation in retinal arterioles and venules in a noninvasive, quick, safe manner. Retinal oximetry detects changes in oxygen metabolism, including those that result from ischemia or atrophy...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808186/oxygenation-inflammatory-response-and-lung-injury-during-one-lung-ventilation-in-rabbits-using-inspired-oxygen-fraction-of-0-6-vs-1-0
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Zeping Xu, Lianbing Gu, Qingming Bian, Pengyi Li, Lijun Wang, Jingyuan Zhang, Yanning Qian
Maintaining adequate oxygenation during one-lung ventilation (OLV) requires high inspired oxygen fraction (FiO2). However, high FiO2 also causes inflammatory response and lung injury. Therefore, it remains a great interest to clinicians and scientists to optimize the care of patients undergoing OLV. The aim of this study was to determine and compare oxygenation, inflammatory response and lung injury during OLV in rabbits using FiO2 of 0.6 vs. 1.0. After 30 minutes of two-lung ventilation (TLV) as baseline, 30 rabbits were randomly assigned to three groups receiving mechanical ventilation for 3 hours: the sham group, receiving TLV with 0...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806602/exposure-of-european-sea-bass-dicentrarchus-labrax-to-chemically-dispersed-oil-has-a-chronic-residual-effect-on-hypoxia-tolerance-but-not-aerobic-scope
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Yangfan Zhang, Florian Mauduit, Anthony P Farrell, Denis Chabot, Hélène Ollivier, Adrien Rio-Cabello, Stéphane Le Floch, Guy Claireaux
We tested the hypothesis that the chronic residual effects of an acute exposure of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) to chemically dispersed crude oil is manifest in indices of hypoxic performance rather than aerobic performance. Sea bass were pre-screened with a hypoxia challenge test to establish their incipient lethal oxygen saturation (ILOS), but on discovering a wide breadth for individual ILOS values (2.6-11.0% O2 saturation), fish were subsequently subdivided into either hypoxia sensitive (HS) or hypoxia tolerant (HT) phenotypes, traits that were shown to be experimentally repeatable...
August 1, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806467/the-history-of-home-cardiorespiratory-monitoring
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Gary E Freed, Francis Martinez
Home cardiorespiratory monitoring has changed significantly since it was first introduced in the 1970s. It has improved from a simple alarm system to a sophisticated piece of equipment capable of monitoring the patient's electrocardiogram, respiratory effort, and oxygen saturations. In addition, the indications for using a monitor have also changed. The home monitor was initially used to reduce the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Although there were several studies demonstrating the reduction of SIDS rates in communities where apnea programs existed, none was a prospective, double-blinded study or had adequate numbers to be clinically significant...
August 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805850/dispersible-oxygen-microsensors-map-oxygen-gradients-in-three-dimensional-cell-cultures
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Sasha Cai Lesher-Pérez, Ge-Ah Kim, Chuan-Hsien Kuo, Brendan M Leung, Sanda Mong, Taisuke Kojima, Christopher Moraes, M D Thouless, Gary D Luker, Shuichi Takayama
Phase fluorimetry, unlike the more commonly used intensity-based measurement, is not affected by differences in light paths from culture vessels or by optical attenuation through dense 3D cell cultures and hydrogels thereby minimizing dependence on signal intensity for accurate measurements. This work describes the use of phase fluorimetry on oxygen-sensor microbeads to perform oxygen measurements in different microtissue culture environments. In one example, cell spheroids were observed to deplete oxygen from the cell-culture medium filling the bottom of conventional microwells within minutes, whereas oxygen concentrations remained close to ambient levels for several days in hanging-drop cultures...
August 14, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802598/effect-of-parecoxib-sodium-pretreatment-combined-with-dexmedetomidine-on-early-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-in-elderly-patients-after-shoulder-arthroscopy-a-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-trial
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Jian Lu, Gang Chen, Hongmei Zhou, Qinghe Zhou, Zhipeng Zhu, Cheng Wu
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effect of parecoxib sodium pretreatment combined with dexmedetomidine on early postoperative cognitive dysfunction in elderly patients after shoulder arthroscopy. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind study. SETTING: University-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENTS: One hundred and fifty-two elderly patients scheduled for shoulder arthroscopy. INTERVENTIONS: At 15min before the induction of anesthesia, 152 patients received intravenously parecoxib sodium 40mg and dexmedetomidine at a dose of 0...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802385/comparison-of-home-sleep-apnea-testing-versus-laboratory-polysomnography-for-the-diagnosis-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-children
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Nicholas Scalzitti, Shana Hansen, Stephen Maturo, Joshua Lospinoso, Peter O'Connor
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects 1-5% of pediatric patients. Laboratory polysomnography is expensive, not always available, and is inconvenient for patients. Our study investigates the diagnostic ability of an unattended ambulatory monitor for the diagnosis of pediatric OSA. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in children, ages 2-17. Subjects completed in-lab polysomnography simultaneously with ambulatory monitoring. Caregivers attempted home studies on two subsequent nights to compare the home monitor and the laboratory polysomnogram (PSG)...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802098/response-time-of-indirectly-accessed-gas-exchange-depends-on-measurement-method
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Jakub Rafl, Filip Kulhanek, Petr Kudrna, Vaclav Ort, Karel Roubik
Noninvasive techniques are routinely used for assessment of tissue effects of lung ventilation. However, comprehensive studies of the response time of the methods are scarce. The aim of this study was to compare the response time of noninvasive methods for monitoring of gas exchange to sudden changes in the composition of the inspired gas. A prospective experimental study with 16 healthy volunteers was conducted. A ventilation circuit was designed that enabled a fast change in the composition of the inspiratory gas mixture while allowing spontaneous breathing...
August 12, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
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