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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918167/different-nutritional-assessment-tools-as-predictors-of-postoperative-complications-in-patients-undergoing-colorectal-cancer-resection
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Sílvia Fernandes Maurício, Jingjie Xiao, Carla M Prado, Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Maria Isabel Toulson Davisson Correia
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Malnutrition in patients with colorectal cancer contributes to increased postoperative complications. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prognostic value of several nutritional assessment parameters: body mass index versus percentage of weight loss grading system (BMI/%WL); Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA); standardized phase angle (SPA) by BIA; muscle strength by handgrip strength; muscle mass by computerized tomography; and the combination of muscle mass and strength in patients undergoing resection surgery...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901331/raw-bia-variables-are-predictors-of-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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F de Blasio, M G Santaniello, F de Blasio, G Mazzarella, A Bianco, L Lionetti, F M E Franssen, L Scalfi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Although loss of fat-free mass (FFM) and reduced muscle strength are highly prevalent in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), only few data are available on the relationships of handgrip strength (HGS) and respiratory muscle strength with body composition in such disease. In particular, we aimed to assess whether raw bioelectrical impedance (BIA) variables were independent predictors of muscle strength in COPD patients, possibly more significant than anthropometric variables and BIA-based estimates of FFM...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900720/respiration-related-cerebral-blood-flow-variability-increases-during-control-mode-non-invasive-ventilation-in-normovolemia-and-hypovolemia
#3
Maria Skytioti, Signe Søvik, Maja Elstad
PURPOSE: Increased variability in cerebral blood flow (CBF) predisposes to adverse cerebrovascular events. Oscillations in arterial blood pressure and PaCO2 induce CBF variability. Less is known about how heart rate (HR) variability affects CBF. We experimentally reduced respiration-induced HR variability in healthy subjects, hypothesizing that CBF variability would increase. METHODS: Internal carotid artery (ICA) blood velocity was recorded by Doppler ultrasound in ten healthy subjects during baseline, control-mode, non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV), i...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894589/automated-detection-of-heart-ailments-from-12-lead-ecg-using-complex-wavelet-sub-band-bi-spectrum-features
#4
Rajesh Kumar Tripathy, Samarendra Dandapat
The complex wavelet sub-band bi-spectrum (CWSB) features are proposed for detection and classification of myocardial infarction (MI), heart muscle disease (HMD) and bundle branch block (BBB) from 12-lead ECG. The dual tree CW transform of 12-lead ECG produces CW coefficients at different sub-bands. The higher-order CW analysis is used for evaluation of CWSB. The mean of the absolute value of CWSB, and the number of negative phase angle and the number of positive phase angle features from the phase of CWSB of 12-lead ECG are evaluated...
April 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891929/towards-understanding-the-polymerization-process-in-bitumen-bio-fluxes
#5
Jan B Król, Łukasz Niczke, Karol J Kowalski
Bitumen is a commonly used material for road construction. According to environmental regulations, vegetable-based materials are applied for binder modification. Fluxed road bitumen containing a bio-flux oxidation product increases the consistency over time. The efficiency of crosslinking depends on the number of double bonds and their position in the aliphatic chain of fatty acid. The main goal of this paper was to examine the structural changes taking place during hardening bitumen with bio-flux additives...
September 9, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890553/synchrophasor-sensor-networks-for-grid-communication-and-protection
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Hamid Gharavi, Bin Hu
This paper focuses primarily on leveraging synchronized current/voltage amplitudes and phase angle measurements to foster new categories of applications, such as improving the effectiveness of grid protection and minimizing outage duration for distributed grid systems. The motivation for such an application arises from the fact that with the support of communication, synchronized measurements from multiple sites in a grid network can greatly enhance the accuracy and timeliness of identifying the source of instabilities...
July 2017: Proceedings of the IEEE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888454/technological-characteristics-of-cold-set-gelled-double-emulsion-enriched-with-n-3-fatty-acids-effect-of-hydroxytyrosol-addition-and-chilling-storage
#7
María Freire, Ricard Bou, Susana Cofrades, Francisco Jiménez-Colmenero
A study was carried out to analyse the technological characteristics and microbiological content of gelled double emulsions (GDE) formulated with perilla oil (as lipid phase and source of n-3 fatty acids) combined or not with hydroxytyrosol (Hyt) (in the inner aqueous phase) over 30days storage at 4°C. Both the control sample without Hyt (GDE-C) and the sample containing Hyt (GDE-Hyt) had an appropriate whitish solid-like structure with rheological (elastic and viscous moduli, and phase angle) and textural (hardness and chewiness) properties of strong gels...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872052/harmonic-phase-angles-used-for-nanoparticle-sensing
#8
Yipeng Shi, Hafsa Khurshid, Dylan Ness, John B Weaver
A series of techniques have been developed to use magnetic nanoparticles as biosensors to characterize their local microenvironment. Two approaches have been used to obtain quantitative information: model based approaches and scaling based approaches. We have favored scaling based approaches, because approximations made in models can lead to limitations in the accuracy. Currently all the scaling approaches use harmonic ratios to retrieve physical parameters like temperature, viscosity and relaxation time. In this work, we showed that the phase angle of the signal at a single harmonic frequency is an alternative to the ratio...
September 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863499/cycle-flows-and-multistability-in-oscillatory-networks
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Debsankha Manik, Marc Timme, Dirk Witthaut
We study multistability in phase locked states in networks of phase oscillators under both Kuramoto dynamics and swing equation dynamics-a popular model for studying coarse-scale dynamics of an electrical AC power grid. We first establish the existence of geometrically frustrated states in such systems-where although a steady state flow pattern exists, no fixed point exists in the dynamical variables of phases due to geometrical constraints. We then describe the stable fixed points of the system with phase differences along each edge not exceeding π/2 in terms of cycle flows-constant flows along each simple cycle-as opposed to phase angles or flows...
August 2017: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843445/concordance-of-the-new-espen-criteria-with-low-phase-angle-in-defining-early-stages-of-malnutrition-in-cardiac-surgery
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Donata Ringaitiene, Dalia Gineityte, Vaidas Vicka, Akvile Sabestinaite, Andrius Klimasauskas, Edita Gaveliene, Kestutis Rucinskas, Justinas Ivaska, Jurate Sipylaite
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of malnutrition (MN) in cardiac surgery patients by implementing the new ESPEN diagnostic criteria and to determine whether these criteria are concordant with the bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) provided phase angle (PA) in predicting early stages of malnutrition. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in a tertiary hospital. The nutritional state of the cardiac surgery patients was evaluated one day prior to cardiac surgery using the malnutrition screening tools NRS-2002, MUST and SF-MNA, and bioelectrical impedance analysis...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814064/electrical-properties-assessed-by-bioelectrical-impedance-spectroscopy-as-biomarkers-of-age-related-loss-of-skeletal-muscle-quantity-and-quality
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Yosuke Yamada, Bjoern Buehring, Diane Krueger, Rozalyn M Anderson, Dale A Schoeller, Neil Binkley
Skeletal muscle, in addition to being comprised of a heterogeneous muscle fiber population, also includes extracellular components that do not contribute to positive tensional force production. Here we test segmental bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (S-BIS) to assess muscle intracellular mass and composition. S-BIS can evaluate electrical properties that may be related to muscle force production. Muscle fiber membranes separate the intracellular components from the extracellular environment and consist of lipid bilayers which act as an electrical capacitor...
September 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813918/how-to-prepare-a-person-with-complete-spinal-cord-injury-to-use-surface-electrodes-for-fes-trike-cycling
#12
Raymond K Y Tong, Xiaojun Wang, Kenry W C Leung, Ginny T Y Lee, Cathy C Y Lau, H W Wai, Peter M K Pang, H C Leung
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) cycling could benefit people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). The FES cycling involves large muscle groups during the training, and thus improves the cardiovascular function, increases the muscle bulk and reduces the secondary complications. This study developed an outdoor FES exercise cycling system for complete SCI persons to exercise their lower limbs without putting extra load on upper extremities. The mechanical structure of the cycling system was specially redesigned to secure the SCI persons in the cycling system...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809462/multiple-electronic-and-structural-factors-control-cpd-and-6-4-thymine-thymine-photodimerization-in-dna-duplex
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Irene Conti, Lara Martinez Fernandez, Luciana Esposito, Siegfried Hofinger, Artur Nenov, Marco Garavelli, Roberto Improta
The T-T photodimerization paths leading to the formation of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) and 6-4 pyrimidine pyrimidone (64-PP), the two main DNA photolesions, have been resolved for a T-T step in a DNA duplex by two complementary state-of-the art quantum mechanical approaches: QM(CASPT2//CASSCF)/MM and TD-DFT/PCM. Based on the analysis of several different representative structures, we define a new-ensemble of cooperating geometrical and electronic factors (besides the distance between the reacting bonds) ruling T-T photodimerization in DNA...
August 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796296/appearance-and-textural-properties-of-sheared-low-concentration-potato-protein-gels-impact-of-drying-method-ph-and-ionic-strength
#14
Jesper Malling Schmidt, Lotte Bach Larsen, Marianne Hammershøj
The objective was to prepare sheared gels of potato protein concentrate and evaluate the effect of pH (3, ∼4, ∼7), ionic strength (15 or 200 mM) and protein drying conditions (spray or freeze drying) on the final appearance and rheological characteristics. Heat-set gels 3 % (w/w) at a high ionic strength (200 mM) resulted in an inhomogeneous appearance with presence of clots, while low ionic strength (15 mM) gave homogenous structures. Gels prepared at pH 3 became transparent while preparation above pH 3...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792014/applicability-of-the-direct-parameters-of-bioelectrical-impedance-in-assessing-nutritional-status-and-surgical-complications-of-women-with-gynecological-cancer
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I C R Cardoso, M A Aredes, G V Chaves
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) has been considered a promising technique in monitoring the nutritional and hydration status of patients with different types of diseases. The aim of this study was to assess the nutritional status provided by direct parameters of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), BIVA and phase angle (PA), in patients with cervical and endometrial cancer undergoing surgical treatment, associating to other parameters of nutritional status and surgical outcomes...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773908/characteristics-of-ceramic-fiber-modified-asphalt-mortar
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Jiuming Wan, Shaopeng Wu, Yue Xiao, Quantao Liu, Erik Schlangen
Ceramic fiber, with a major composition of Al₂O₃ and SiO₂, has advantages of stability at relatively high temperature, big specific surface area and resistance to external mechanical vibration. It has the potential contribution of improving the rutting resistance and temperature sensitivity of modified asphalt binder by proper modification design. In this research, ceramic fiber was introduced into both pen 60/80 and pen 80/100 asphalt binder by different weight ratios. An asphalt penetration test, softening point test, ductility test and dynamic viscoelastic behavior were conducted to characterize and predict the ceramic fiber modified asphalt mortar (CFAM)...
September 21, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767680/thoracoabdominal-asynchrony-two-methods-in-healthy-copd-and-interstitial-lung-disease-patients
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Mayra Caleffi Pereira, Desiderio Cano Porras, Adriana Claudia Lunardi, Cibele Cristine Berto Marques da Silva, Renata Cléia Claudino Barbosa, Letícia Zumpano Cardenas, Renata Pletsch, Jeferson George Ferreira, Isac de Castro, Celso Ricardo Fernandes de Carvalho, Pedro Caruso, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro de Carvalho, André Luis Pereira de Albuquerque
BACKGROUND: Thoracoabdominal asynchrony is the nonparallel motion of the ribcage and abdomen. It is estimated by using respiratory inductive plethysmography and, recently, using optoelectronic plethysmography; however the agreement of measurements between these 2 techniques is unknown. Therefore, the present study compared respiratory inductive plethysmography with optoelectronic plethysmography for measuring thoracoabdominal asynchrony to see if the measurements were similar or different...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763685/viscoelasticity-of-articular-cartilage-analysing-the-effect-of-induced-stress-and-the-restraint-of-bone-in-a-dynamic-environment
#18
Bernard M Lawless, Hamid Sadeghi, Duncan K Temple, Hemeth Dhaliwal, Daniel M Espino, David W L Hukins
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of the induced stress and restraint provided by the underlying bone on the frequency-dependent storage and loss stiffness (for bone restraint) or modulus (for induced stress) of articular cartilage, which characterise its viscoelasticity. Dynamic mechanical analysis has been used to determine the frequency-dependent viscoelastic properties of bovine femoral and humeral head articular cartilage. A sinusoidal load was applied to the specimens and out-of-phase displacement response was measured to determine the phase angle, the storage and loss stiffness or modulus...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760431/predicting-clinical-outcomes-using-phase-angle-as-assessed-by-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
#19
Jung-Ho Shin, Chae Rim Kim, Ki Hyun Park, Jin Ho Hwang, Su Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVE: Protein-energy wasting is common in patients on hemodialysis and is an independent risk factor for adverse events. The aim of this study was to retrospectively investigate whether phase angle (PA), known as a nutritional marker, can predict various clinical outcomes in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who are receiving hemodialysis. METHODS: Using bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), PA was obtained every 6 mo, and patients were divided into two groups according to baseline PA: group A included patients with PA ≥4...
September 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758383/single-organic-droplet-collision-voltammogram-via-electron-transfer-coupled-ion-transfer
#20
Cheng Liu, Pekka Peljo, Xinjian Huang, Wenxue Cheng, Lishi Wang, Haiqiang Deng
Single-emulsion toluene oil droplets (femtoliter) containing a hydrophobic redox probe that are dispersed in water stochastically collide with an ultramicroelectrode (UME). The fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) or Fourier-transformed sinusoidal voltammetry (FTSV) is applied: the UME was scanned with a fast, repetitive triangular, or sinusoidal potential, and its current in time/frequency domains were monitored. The electron transfer at the UME/oil interface is coupled with ion transfer at the oil/water interface...
September 5, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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