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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644975/a-neural-blood-pressure-marker-for-bioelectronic-medicines-for-treatment-of-hypertension
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Cristian Sevcencu, Thomas N Nielsen, Johannes J Struijk
A novel therapeutic approach for treating resistant hypertension could be the use of bioelectronic medicines to achieve blood pressure (BP) control in implanted patients by closed-loop stimulation of the left vagus nerve (LVN). However, such a technology would require an implantable BP marker, which is not available yet. As it is known that the LVN conducts afferent BP-related signals, this study aimed to investigate if such signals could be recorded with implantable means and used to derive BP markers. The present experiments were performed in anesthetized pigs subjected to a transient or stable BP increase induced by adrenaline administration...
June 17, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640104/the-easytube-during-general-anesthesia-for-minor-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Oliver Robak, Sonia Vaida, Luis Gaitini, Andreas Thierbach, Ricardo Urtubia, Peter Krafft, Michael Frass
BACKGROUND: The EasyTube (EzT) is a supraglottic airway device that is used for emergency airway situations. Ventilation during general anesthesia should also be feasible, but literature on the EzT is scarce. We evaluated the EzT in comparison with the endotracheal tube (ETT) in its use during general anesthesia in a comparative study. METHODS: A total of 400 patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I to II scheduled for minor surgery in 4 centers were randomized for ventilation via the ETT or EzT...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639553/can-we-improve-pressure-feedback-methods-in-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-by-applying-custom-pressures
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Ömer Afşin Özmen, Kasım Özlük, Süay Özmen, Oğuz Basut
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to use constant and customized pressure levels to improve the feedback method of the blood pressure cuff technique in order to decrease intra-subject and inter-subject variability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in two stages. In the first stage, the relationship between the pressure level generated in the blood pressure cuff and electromyographic response in the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle was investigated...
June 21, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639533/comparison-of-clinical-efficacy-among-remifentanil-nicardipine-and-remifentanil-plus-nicardipine-continuous-infusion-for-hypotensive-anesthesia-during-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery
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Joon Yub Kim, Seong Hun Song, Jae Ho Cho, Hyung Rae Cho
PURPOSE: Hypotensive anesthesia is crucial during arthroscopic shoulder surgery to reduce bleeding and allow for clear visibility. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy of continuous infusion of remifentanil, nicardipine, and remifentanil plus nicardipine to control hypotensive anesthesia in arthroscopic shoulder surgery. METHODS: For this study, we enrolled 45 consecutive patients who were scheduled to have arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery and randomly allocated them into remifentanil (group R, n = 15), nicardipine (group N, n = 15), and remifentanil plus nicardipine (group RN, n = 15) groups...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633495/estradiol-protects-against-cardio-respiratory-dysfunctions-and-oxidative-stress-in-intermittent-hypoxia
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Sofien Laouafa, Alexandra Ribon-Demars, François Marcouiller, Damien Roussel, Aida Bairam, Vincent Pialoux, Vincent Joseph
Study Objectives: We tested the hypothesis that estradiol (E2) protects against cardio-respiratory disorders and oxidative stress induced by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) in adult female rats. Methods: Sprague-Dawley female rats (230-250g) were ovariectomized (OVX) and implanted with osmotic pumps delivering vehicle (Veh) or E2 (0.5 mg/kg/day). After 14 days of recovery, the rats were exposed to chronic CIH (21%-10% O2 - 8 hours/day - 10 cycles/hour) or room air (RA)...
June 19, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631503/exercise-induced-cardioprotection-and-the-therapeutic-potential-of-ripc
#6
John C Quindry
In the search for innovative solutions to treat ischemic heart disease, recent basic science and clinical approaches have focused on remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC). Remote ischemic preconditioning involves short intervals of limb blood flow occlusion by the application of a blood pressure cuff inflated to a suprasystolic pressure. The promise of RIPC in the development of new cardioprotective therapies is founded on the premise that it is cost-effective, technically simple, and overcomes many logistical and biochemical hurdles associated with other ischemic preconditioning approaches...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631457/time-to-monitor-cuff-pressures-and-to-start-thinking-supraglottic
#7
Massimiliano Sorbello, Ivana Zdravkovic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626310/can-blood-pressure-be-measured-during-exercise-with-an-automated-sphygmomanometer-based-on-an-oscillometric-method
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Tomoyuki Shinohara, Naoko Tsuchida, Kanako Seki, Tomohiro Otani, Tatsuya Yamane, Yamato Ishihara, Chinatsu Usuda
[Purpose] This study investigated the reliability of an automated sphygmomanometer based on an oscillometric method, when used during exercise. [Subjects and Methods] Ten healthy subjects were included. Blood pressure (BP) was measured with an automated sphygmomanometer based on a cuff-oscillometric method. The experiment consisted of five tests: sitting posture at rest, walking with swinging the upper limbs, walking without swinging the upper limbs, walking on a treadmill, and riding a bicycle ergometer. Right and left brachial artery BP was measured twice at the same times...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625957/studies-on-antihyperlipidemic-and-endothelium-modulatory-activities-of-polyherbal-formulation-pol4-and-its-ingredients-in-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
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Abdul Malik, Malik Hassan Mehmood, Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar, Ghulam Haider, Anwarul Hassan Gilani
A compound herbal formulation (POL4) is used traditionally in interior parts (Distt. Badin) of Sindh, Pakistan, for the treatment of metabolic disorders like diabetes and hyperlipidemia. This study is aimed to determine the effectiveness of POL4 and its ingredients in hyperlipidemia and associated endothelial dysfunction and hypertension. POL4 is composed of equal proportion of Nigella sativa, Cichorium intybus, Trigonella foenum graecum and Gymnema sylvestre mixed in powdered form. Chronic (6 to 7 weeks) administration of POL4 and its ingredients mixed in diet caused a notable attenuation in total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, atherogenic index, C-reactive protein and glucose, while it has increased high density lipoprotein levels...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625247/-a-design-and-study-of-a-novel-electronic-device-for-cuff-pressure-monitoring
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Shupeng Wang, Wei Li, Wen Li, Dejing Song, Desheng Chen, Jun Duan, Chen Li, Gang Li
OBJECTIVE: To design a novel electronic device for measuring the pressure in the cuff of the artificial airway; and to study the advantage of this device on continuous and intermittent cuff pressure monitoring. METHODS: (1) a portable electronic device for cuff pressure measurement was invented, which could turn pressure signal into electrical signal through a pressure transducer. Meantime, it was possible to avoid pressure leak from the joint and the inside of the apparatus by modified Luer taper and sophisticated design...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623784/antihypertensive-and-vasodilator-effects-of-methanolic-extract-of-inula-viscosa-biological-evaluation-and-pom-analysis-of-cynarin-chlorogenic-acid-as-potential-hypertensive
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Zineb Hakkou, Alexandre Maciuk, Veronique Leblais, Nour Elhouda Bouanani, Hassane Mekhfi, Mohammed Bnouham, Mohammed Aziz, Abderrahime Ziyyat, Abdur Rauf, Taibi Ben Hadda, Usama Shaheen, Seema Patel, Rodolphe Fischmeister, Abdelkhaleq Legssyer
BACKGROUND: Inula viscosa L. (Asteraceae) is a medicinal plant widely used as a folk medicine in oriental Morocco, to treat hypertension. The antihypertensive effect of the methanolic extract obtained from I. viscosa leaves was evaluated in hypertensive L-NAME rats. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was measured using a non-invasive indirect tail-cuff plethysmographic method. Four groups of rats were used: a control group; a hypertensive group treated with L-NAME (32mg/kg/day); a positive control group treated with L-NAME plus enalapril (15mg/kg/day) as a reference antihypertensive agent; and a group treated with L-NAME plus MeOH-extract (40mg/kg/day)...
June 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613189/cuff-less-blood-pressure-estimation-using-pulse-waveform-analysis-and-pulse-arrival-time
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Young-Zoon Yoon, Jae Min Kang, Yongjoo Kwon, Sangyun Park, Seungwoo Noh, Younho Kim, Jongae Park, Sung Woo Hwang
Using the massive MIMIC physiological database, we tried to validate pulse wave analysis (PWA) based on multi-parameters model whether it can continuously estimate blood pressure (BP) values on single site of one hand. In addition, to consider the limitation of insufficient data acquirement for home user, we used pulse arrival time (PAT)-driven BP information to determine the individual scale factors of the PWA-BP estimation model. Experimental results indicate that the accuracy of the average regression model has error standard deviations of 10...
June 12, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613159/non-invasive-blood-pressure-estimation-using-ultrasound-and-simple-finite-element-models
#13
Aaron M Zakrzewski, Brian Anthony
OBJECTIVE: Many commercially-available arterial blood pressure measurement devices suffer from a range of weaknesses. For example, common weaknesses include being inaccurate, invasive, and ad hoc; many also require explicit user calibration or cut off blood flow to a limb. A novel algorithmic approach is presented to accurately estimate systolic and diastolic blood pressure in a way that does not require any explicit user calibration, is non-invasive, and does not cut off blood flow. METHODS: The approach uses ultrasound images of the arterial wall and corresponding contact force data to obtain blood pressure estimates...
June 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611896/pain-perception-in-latino-vs-caucasian-and-male-vs-female-patients-is-there-really-a-difference
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Molly Aufiero, Holly Stankewicz, Shaila Quazi, Jeanne Jacoby, Jill Stoltzfus
INTRODUCTION: Pain is a common emergency department (ED) complaint. It is important to understand the differences in pain perception among different ethnic and demographic populations. METHODS: We applied a standardized painful stimulus to Caucasian and Latino adult patients to determine whether the level of pain reported differed depending on ethnicity (N=100; 50 Caucasian [C], 50 Latino [L] patients) and gender (N=100; 59 female, 41 male). Patients had an initial pain score of 0 or 1...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611883/altitude-related-change-in-endotracheal-tube-cuff-pressures-in-helicopter-ems
#15
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/28599085/exploring-the-putative-role-of-trpv1-dependent-cgrp-release-in-remote-hind-preconditioning-induced-cardioprotection
#16
Puneet Kaur Randhawa, Amteshwar Singh Jaggi
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a phenomenon whereby transient non-lethal ischemia and reperfusion episodes confer protection against prolonged ischemia-reperfusion-induced injury. However, the underlying intracellular signaling has not been extensively explored. The present study aims to inspect the putative involvement of TRPV1 -dependent CGRP release in mediating remote hind limb preconditioning-induced cardioprotection. In the present study, remote hind limb preconditioning stimulus was delivered (4 consecutive episodes of 5 minutes of ischemia-reperfusion) using a blood pressure cuff tied at the inguinal level of the rat...
June 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596681/effects-of-heme-oxygenase-1-modified-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-microcirculation-and-energy-metabolism-following-liver-transplantation
#17
Liu Yang, Zhong-Yang Shen, Rao-Rao Wang, Ming-Li Yin, Wei-Ping Zheng, Bin Wu, Tao Liu, Hong-Li Song
AIM: To investigate the effects of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1)-modified bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) on the microcirculation and energy metabolism of hepatic sinusoids following reduced-size liver transplantation (RLT) in a rat model. METHODS: BMMSCs were isolated and cultured in vitro using an adherent method, and then transduced with HO-1-bearing recombinant adenovirus to construct HO-1/BMMSCs. A rat acute rejection model following 50% RLT was established using a two-cuff technique...
May 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596147/a-mobile-phone-based-health-coaching-intervention-for-weight-loss-and-blood-pressure-reduction-in-a-national-payer-population-a-retrospective-study
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Alice Yuqing Mao, Connie Chen, Candy Magana, Karla Caballero Barajas, J Nwando Olayiwola
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity and associated metabolic conditions continue to be challenging and costly to address for health care systems; 71% of American adults were overweight, with 35% of men and 40% of women diagnosed with obesity in 2014. Digital health coaching is an innovative approach to decreasing the barriers of cost and accessibility of receiving health coaching for the prevention and management of chronic disease in overweight or obese individuals. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the early impact of a mobile phone-based health coaching service on weight loss and blood pressure management in a commercially insured population...
June 8, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591344/aerobic-swim-training-restores-aortic-endothelial-function-by-decreasing-superoxide-levels-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#19
Camila P Jordão, Tiago Fernandes, Leonardo Yuji Tanaka, Luiz R Grassmann Bechara, Luis Gustavo Oliveira de Sousa, Edilamar M Oliveira, Paulo Rizzo Ramires
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether aerobic training decreases superoxide levels, increases nitric oxide levels, and improves endothelium-dependent vasodilation in the aortas of spontaneously hypertensive rats. METHODS: Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY) were distributed into 2 groups: sedentary (SHRsd and WKYsd, n=10 each) and swimming-trained (SHRtr, n=10 and WKYtr, n=10, respectively). The trained group participated in training sessions 5 days/week for 1 h/day with an additional work load of 4% of the animal's body weight...
May 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584782/quantification-and-measurement-of-changes-in-anxiety-level-in-preschool-children-and-their-mothers-through-multiple-visit-dental-treatment
#20
Anandamoy Bagchi, Banibrata Lahiri, Md Jalaluddin, Gunjan Kumar, Sanjib Das, Kanika Singh Dhull
AIM: The aims of the present study were to quantify anxiety and find the level of anxiety in the very 1(st) day of dental treatment and the pattern of change in the following visits and to find possible impact of maternal anxiety during dental treatment of their wards. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 297 children aged 3-6 years visiting the Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry of Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital for treatment...
May 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
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