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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633187/-development-and-validation-of-a-fully-automated-experimental-set-up-for-ex-vivo-burst-pressure-testing-after-surgical-vessel-closure
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Herbert Wallimann, Pia Menges, Bernard Hausen, Albert Linder
Background A growing number of operations are performed using minimally invasive techniques. Therefore, a lot of new requirements must be met by the staplers currently available. At the present time, the most widely used methods of minimally invasive vascular occlusion involve high-frequency energy, clips, and staplers. The most important quality parameter is burst pressure, which is measured with a variety of experimental set-ups, all of which are subject to criticism. With this study, we want to introduce a fully automated vascular burst pressure measuring system that largely mimics physiological conditions...
June 20, 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629628/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-and-its-impact-on-systolic-ventricular-function-and-exercise-capacity-in-adults-with-a-subaortic-right-ventricle
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Annina Stauber, Céline Wey, Matthias Greutmann, Daniel Tobler, Kerstin Wustmann, Andreas Wahl, Emanuela R Valsangiacomo Buechel, Matthias Wilhelm, Markus Schwerzmann
BACKGROUND: In biventricular hearts the filling and contractility of one ventricle affects the performance of the other. In this study, we compared right ventricular systolic function and exercise capacity in patients with a subaortic right ventricle (RV) in relation to the presence of a left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO). METHODS: Retrospective chart review of adults with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) or with a previous atrial switch procedure for complete TGA (D-TGA)...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621816/control-of-a-pediatric-pulsatile-ventricular-assist-device-a-hybrid-cardiovascular-model-study
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Gianfranco Ferrari, Arianna Di Molfetta, Krzysztof Zieliński, Libera Fresiello, Krystyna Górczyńska, Krzysztof Jakub Pałko, Marek Darowski, Antonio Amodeo, Maciej Kozarski
The aim of this work is to study pediatric pneumatic ventricle (PVAD) performance, versus VAD rate (VADR) and native heart rate (HR) ratio Rr (VADR/HR). The study uses a hybrid model of the cardiovascular system (HCS). HCS consists of a computational part (a lumped parameter model including left and right ventricles, systemic and pulmonary arterial and venous circulation) interfaced to a physical part. This permits the connection of a VAD (15 mL PVAD). Echocardiographic and hemodynamic data of a pediatric patient (average weight 14...
June 16, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618586/pattern-of-a-confined-chemical-garden-controlled-by-injection-speed
#4
Shu Wagatsuma, Takuro Higashi, Yutaka Sumino, Ayumi Achiwa
Pattern of confined chemical garden was controlled by the speed of injected fluid, and their mechanism is discussed. A confined chemical garden system was constructed where an aqueous solution of cobalt chloride was injected into a cell filled with sodium silicate solution. The reaction of these two solutions resulted in the formation of precipitation. The viscosities of the prepared aqueous solutions were set to be similar in order to rule out the possibility of Saffman-Taylor instability. The injection front showed three distinctive patterns: algaes, shells, and filaments, which were dependent on injection speed...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617722/prevalence-of-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome-in-an-isolated-island-population-of-korea-the-woodo-study
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Sang-Yoon Lee, Seondo Kim, Jeong Hong Kim, Sung-Chul Hong, Keun Hwa Lee, Hye-Sook Lee, Aesun Shin, Jinho Jeong
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXS) within Korean population living in Woodo Island. METHODS: Among the 625 residents aged 50 years or older, 305 residents (197 women and 108 men) participated in the study; a response rate of 48.8%. Participants filled out questionnaires on life style. Intraocular pressure and corneal endothelial cell function was measured. Both pupils were dilated. Fundus photographs and stereo disc photographs were taken...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617348/urban-ecological-security-simulation-and-prediction-using-an-improved-cellular-automata-ca-approach-a-case-study-for-the-city-of-wuhan-in-china
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Yuan Gao, Chuanrong Zhang, Qingsong He, Yaolin Liu
Ecological security is an important research topic, especially urban ecological security. As highly populated eco-systems, cities always have more fragile ecological environments. However, most of the research on urban ecological security in literature has focused on evaluating current or past status of the ecological environment. Very little literature has carried out simulation or prediction of future ecological security. In addition, there is even less literature exploring the urban ecological environment at a fine scale...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611883/altitude-related-change-in-endotracheal-tube-cuff-pressures-in-helicopter-ems
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Stacy N Weisberg, Jonathan C McCall, Joseph Tennyson
INTRODUCTION: Over-inflation of endotracheal tube (ETT) cuffs has the potential to lead to scarring and stenosis of the trachea.1, 2,3, 4 The air inside an ETT cuff is subject to expansion as atmospheric pressure decreases, as happens with an increase in altitude. Emergency medical services helicopters are not pressurized, thereby providing a good environment for studying the effects of altitude changes ETT cuff pressures. This study aims to explore the relationship between altitude and ETT cuff pressures in a helicopter air-medical transport program...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610572/postlaparoscopic-reduction-of-pain-by-combining-intraperitoneal-normal-saline-and-the-pulmonary-recruitment-maneuver-polar-bear-trial-rct-to-estimate-reduction-in-pain-after-laparoscopic-surgery-when-using-a-combination-therapy-of-intraperitoneal-normal-saline
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J E W van Dijk, S J Dedden, P M A J Geomini, P Meijer, N van Hanegem, M Y Bongers
BACKGROUND: Shoulder pain and pain in the upper abdomen are common complaints after laparoscopy, sometimes surpassing the pain at incision sites. The incidence of shoulder pain ranges from 35 to 80%. Post-laparoscopic pain is caused by retention of carbon dioxide in the abdomen, which irritates the phrenic nerve and diaphragm, causing referred pain in the shoulder and in the upper abdomen. A promising strategy to reduce this post-laparoscopic pain is the pulmonary recruitment maneuver, which indirectly increases intraperitoneal pressure and thereby facilitates removal of residual carbon dioxide...
June 13, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610569/a-novel-tamponade-agent-for-management-of-post-partum-hemorrhage-adaptation-of-the-xstat-mini-sponge-applicator-for-obstetric-use
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Maria I Rodriguez, Jeffrey T Jensen, Kenton Gregory, Mary Bullard, Paul Longo, Jerry Heidel, Alison Edelman
BACKGROUND: Although uterine tamponade is an effective treatment for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), current methods have key limitations in their use, particularly in low resource settings. The XStat™ Mini Sponge Dressing (MSD) is approved for the management of non-compressible wounds in the battlefield/trauma setting. The MSD applies highly compressed medical sponges capable of stopping high-flow arterial bleeding within seconds. The objective of our study was to adopt the MSD for use in managing PPH...
June 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603477/mesoporous-piezoelectric-polymer-composite-films-with-tunable-mechanical-modulus-for-harvesting-energy-from-liquid-pressure-fluctuation
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Zhiyi Zhang, Chunhua Yao, Yanhao Yu, Zhanglian Hong, Mingjia Zhi, Xudong Wang
Harvesting mechanical energy from biological systems possesses great potential for in vivo powering implantable electronic devices. In this paper, a development of flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator (NG) is reported based on mesoporous poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) films. Monolithic mesoporous PVDF is fabricated by a template-free sol-gel-based approach at room temperature. By filling the pores of PVDF network with poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) elastomer, the composite's modulus is effectively tuned over a wide range down to the same level of biological systems...
October 4, 2016: Advanced Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594021/phase-diagram-of-water-methane-by-first-principles-thermodynamics-discovery-of-mh-iv-and-mh-v-hydrates
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Xiaoxiao Cao, Yingying Huang, Xue Jiang, Yan Su, Jijun Zhao
Searching novel gas hydrates is an enduring topic of scientific investigations, owing to its outstanding implications on planetology, the origin of life and the exploitation of energy resources. Taking the methane-water system as a representative, we disclose two new dense methane hydrate phases (MH-IV and MH-V) using the Monte-Carlo packing algorithm and density-functional theory (DFT) optimization. Both of these methane clathrates with (CH4)(H2O)4 stoichiometry can be regarded as filled ices, since their hydrogen bond networks are closely related to that of ice i and ice XI, respectively...
June 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593869/a-mock-heart-engineered-with-helical-aramid-fibers-for-in-vitro-cardiovascular-device-testing
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So-Hyun Jansen-Park, Po-Lin Hsu, Indra Müller, Ulrich Steinseifer, Dirk Abel, Rüdiger Autschbach, Rolf Rossaint, Thomas Schmitz-Rode
Mock heart circulation loops (MHCLs) serve as in-vitro platforms to investigate the physiological interaction between circulatory systems and cardiovascular devices. A mock heart (MH) engineered with silicone walls and helical aramid fibers, to mimic the complex contraction of a natural heart, has been developed to advance the MHCL previously developed in our group. A mock aorta with an anatomical shape enables the evaluation of a cannulation method for ventricular assist devices (VADs) and investigation of the usage of clinical measurement systems like pressure-volume catheters...
April 4, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580136/acute-mechanical-circulatory-support-for-cardiogenic-shock-the-door-to-support-time
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Michele L Esposito, Navin K Kapur
Cardiogenic shock (CS) remains a major cause of in-hospital mortality in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. CS begins as a hemodynamic problem with impaired cardiac output leading to reduced systemic perfusion, increased residual volume within the left and right ventricles, and increased cardiac filling pressures. A critical step towards the development of future algorithms is a clear understanding of the treatment objectives for CS. In this review, we introduce the "door to support" time as an emerging target of therapy to improve outcomes associated with CS, define four key treatment objectives in the management of CS, discuss the importance of early hemodynamic assessment and appropriate selection of acute mechanical circulatory support (AMCS) devices for CS, and introduce a classification scheme that identifies subtypes of CS based on cardiac filling pressures...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579100/high-field-high-pressure-esr
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T Sakurai, S Okubo, H Ohta
We present a historical review of high-pressure ESR systems with emphasis on our recent development of a high-pressure, high-field, multi-frequency ESR system. Until 2000, the X-band system was almost established using a resonator filled with dielectric materials or a combination of the anvil cell and dielectric resonators. Recent developments have shifted from that in the low-frequency region, such as X-band, to that in multi-frequency region. High-pressure, high-field, multi-frequency ESR systems are classified into two types...
July 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573909/mobile-gait-analysis-via-eshoes-instrumented-shoe-insoles-a-pilot-study-for-validation-against-the-gold-standard-gaitrite-%C3%A2
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Harald Jagos, Katharina Pils, Michael Haller, Claudia Wassermann, Christa Chhatwal, Dietmar Rafolt, Frank Rattay
Clinical gait analysis contributes massively to rehabilitation support and improvement of in-patient care. The research project eSHOE aspires to be a useful addition to the rich variety of gait analysis systems. It was designed to fill the gap of affordable, reasonably accurate and highly mobile measurement devices. With the overall goal of enabling individual home-based monitoring and training for people suffering from chronic diseases, affecting the locomotor system. Motion and pressure sensors gather movement data directly on the (users) feet, store them locally and/or transmit them wirelessly to a PC...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554716/acute-hemodynamic-effects-of-intra-aortic-balloon-counterpulsation-pumps-in-advanced-heart-failure
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Shiva K Annamalai, Lyanne Buiten, Michele L Esposito, Vikram Paruchuri, Andrew Mullin, Catalina Breton, Robert Pedicini, Ryan O'Kelly, Kevin Morine, Benjamin Wessler, Ayan R Patel, Michael S Kiernan, Richard H Karas, Navin K Kapur
BACKGROUND: The utility of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation pumps (IABPs) in low cardiac output states is unknown and no studies have explored the impact of IABP therapy on ventricular workload in patients with advanced HF. For these reasons, we explored the acute hemodynamic effects of IABP therapy in patients with advanced HF. METHODS: We prospectively studied 10 consecutive patients with Stage D HF referred for IABP placement prior to LVAD surgery and compared to five control patients with preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) who did not receive IABP therapy...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550170/right-atrial-pressure-and-venous-return-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Per Werner Moller, Berhard Winkler, Samuel Hurni, Paul Philipp Heinisch, Andreas Martin Bloch, Soren Sondergaard, Stephan M Matthias Jakob, Jukka Takala, David Christian Berger
The relevance of right atrial pressure (RAP) as the back-pressure for venous return (QVR) and mean systemic filling pressure (MSFP) as up-stream pressure is controversial during dynamic changes of circulation. To examine the immediate response of QVR (sum of caval vein flows) to changes in RAP and pump function we used a closed chest, central cannulation, heart bypass porcine preparation (n=10) with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). MSFP was determined by clamping ECMO tubing with open or closed arterio-venous shunt at Euvolemia, Volume Expansion (9...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513885/biomechanical-function-of-a-balloon-nucleus-pulposus-replacement-system-a-human-cadaveric-spine-study
#18
Taekyeong Lee, Tae-Hong Lim, Sang-Heon Lee, Joo-Han Kim, Junghwa Hong
With recent advances in motion-sparing techniques in spine surgery, disc nucleus replacement (DNR) has been introduced as a viable method to restore the biomechanical functions of the spine. Several methods of DNR have been proposed in the literature. However, the risk of device migration or extrusion is a major issue that should be addressed for a successful DNR. DNR using a balloon nucleus (BN) filled with pressurized fluid may be capable of reducing such risks while preserving the advantages of DNR. The objective of this study was to investigate the biomechanical functionalities of the human cadaveric lumbar motion segments with a custom made BN filled with saline at internal fluid pressure of 0...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508801/adaptive-pump-speed-algorithms-to-improve-exercise-capacity-in-patients-supported-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
#19
Thomas Schmidt, Nils Reiss, Ezin Deniz, Christina Feldmann, Andreas Hein, Jan-Dirk Hoffmann, Jenny Inge Röbesaat, Jan Dieter Schmitto, Detlev Willemsen, Frerk Müller-von Aschwege
For the treatment of terminal heart failure, the therapy with left-ventricular assist devices has already been established. In the systems used today, pump speed does not adjust during physical activity so that cardiac output and exercise capacity remain markedly limited. It is the aim of this study to develop an automatic pump speed control based on filling pressure values in order to improve exercise capacity and quality of life in these patients. Different approaches are planned, to be tested in an in vitro patient simulator...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508510/impaired-atrioventricular-transport-in-patients-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-palliated-by-atrial-switch-and-preserved-systolic-right-ventricular-function-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
#20
Magalie Ladouceur, Nadjia Kachenoura, Gilles Soulat, Emilie Bollache, Alban Redheuil, Michel Azizi, Christophe Delclaux, Gilles Chatellier, Pierre Boutouyrie, Laurence Iserin, Damien Bonnet, Elie Mousseaux
OBJECTIVES: We aimed (1) determine if systemic right ventricle filling parameters influence systemic right ventricle stroke volume in adult patients with D-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) palliated by atrial switch, using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography, and (2) to study relationship of these diastolic parameters with exercise performance and BNP, in patients with preserved systolic systemic right ventricle function. DESIGN: Single-center, cross-sectional, prospective study...
May 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
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