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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157582/serum-lipid-profile-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-blood-pressure-in-the-elderly-a-10-year-follow-up-of-the-proof-synapse-cohort
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Denis Monneret, Jean-Claude Barthélémy, David Hupin, Delphine Maudoux, Sébastien Celle, Emilia Sforza, Frédéric Roche
OBJECTIVES: Dyslipidemia, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and hypertension are comorbid factors evidenced in adults, but poorly studied in old people. This study aimed to examine the long-term evolution of the serum lipid profile, and its relationships with SDB and blood pressure (BP) in the elderly. METHODS: A ten-year follow-up of the prospective Prognostic Indicator of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events (PROOF) and the Autonomic Nervous System Activity, Aging and Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea (SYNAPSE) cohort, which initially included 1011 elderly subjects from the general population, and who were untreated by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)...
November 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140739/cftr-genotype-and-maximal-exercise-capacity-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Thomas Radtke, Helge Hebestreit, Sabina Gallati, Jane E Schneiderman, Julia Braun, Daniel Stevens, Erik Hj Hulzebos, Tim Takken, Steven R Boas, Don S Urquhart, Larry C Lands, Sergio Tejero, Aleksandar Sovtic, Tiffany Dwyer, Milos Petrovic, Ryan A Harris, Chantal Karila, Daniela Savi, Jakob Usemann, Meir Mei-Zahav, Elpis Hatziagorou, Felix Ratjen, Susi Kriemler
RATIONALE: Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is expressed in human skeletal muscle cells. Variations of CFTR dysfunction among patients with CF may present an important determinant of aerobic exercise capacity in CF. Previous studies on the relationship between CFTR genotype and aerobic exercise capacity are scarce and contradictory. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to explore factors influencing aerobic exercise capacity, expressed as peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak) with a specific focus on CFTR genotype in children and adults with CF...
November 15, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123389/alveolar-capillary-reserve-during-exercise-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Mehrdad Behnia, Courtney M Wheatley, Alberto Avolio, Bruce D Johnson
Background: Factors limiting exercise in patients with COPD are complex. With evidence for accelerated pulmonary vascular aging, destruction of alveolar-capillary bed, and hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction, the ability to functionally expand surface area during exercise may become a primary limitation. Purpose: To quantify measures of alveolar-capillary recruitment during exercise and the relationship to exercise capacity in a cohort of COPD patients. Methods: Thirty-two subjects gave consent (53% male, with mean ± standard deviation age 66±9 years, smoking 35±29 pack-years, and Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) classification of 0-4: 2...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070954/race-predictors-and-hemodynamic-alteration-after-an-ultra-trail-marathon-race
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Noppon Taksaudom, Natee Tongsiri, Amarit Potikul, Chawakorn Leampriboon, Apichat Tantraworasin, Anong Chaiyasri
OBJECTIVE: Unique rough-terrain ultra-trail running races have increased in popularity. Concerns regarding the suitability of the candidates make it difficult for organizers to manage safety regulations. The purpose of this study was to identify possible race predictors and assess hemodynamic change after long endurance races. METHODS: We studied 228 runners who competed in a 66 km-trail running race. A questionnaire and noninvasive hemodynamic flow assessment including blood pressure, heart rate, stroke volume, stroke volume variation, systemic vascular resistance, cardiac index, and oxygen saturation were used to determine physiologic alterations and to identify finish predictors...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057322/temporal-variation-in-pelagic-food-chain-length-in-response-to-environmental-change
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Rocio I Ruiz-Cooley, Tim Gerrodette, Paul C Fiedler, Susan J Chivers, Kerri Danil, Lisa T Ballance
Climate variability alters nitrogen cycling, primary productivity, and dissolved oxygen concentration in marine ecosystems. We examined the role of this variability (as measured by six variables) on food chain length (FCL) in the California Current (CC) by reconstructing a time series of amino acid-specific δ(15)N values derived from common dolphins, an apex pelagic predator, and using two FCL proxies. Strong declines in FCL were observed after the 1997-1999 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event. Bayesian models revealed longer FCLs under intermediate conditions for surface temperature, chlorophyll concentration, multivariate ENSO index, and total plankton volume but not for hypoxic depth and nitrate concentration...
October 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055589/potential-linkage-between-sediment-oxygen-demand-and-pore-water-chemistry-in-weir-impounded-rivers
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Mi-Hee Lee, Heon-Jae Jung, Sung-Han Kim, Sung-Uk An, Jung Hyun Choi, Hyo-Jin Lee, In-Ae Huh, Jin Hur
Due to recent weir construction on four major rivers in South Korea, sediment has accumulated in the river bottom near the weirs, which has in turn raised concerns over the quality of overlying water. In this study, the seasonal and spatial variations of sediment oxygen demand (SOD) and the influencing factors were explored using pore water chemistry for the weir-impounded rivers. Muddy and sandy sediment samples were taken from 24 different sites along the four major rivers in summer and autumn, 2016. The SOD was measured in a laboratory based on 10-hour incubation at in situ temperature...
October 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021987/spatial-variation-in-the-hemoglobin-phase-of-oxygenation-and-deoxygenation-in-the-developing-cortex-of-infants
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Gentaro Taga, Hama Watanabe, Fumitaka Homae
Spontaneous low-frequency oscillatory changes in oxygenated hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) and deoxygenated hemoglobin (deoxy-Hb) are observed using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). A previous study showed that the time-averaged phase difference between oxy-Hb and deoxy-Hb changes, referred to as hemoglobin phase of oxygenation and deoxygenation (hPod), is sensitive to the development of the cortex. We examined phase-locking index of hPod, referred to as [Formula: see text], in addition to hPod, in neonates and 3- and 6-month-old infants using the 94-channel fNIRS data, which covered large lateral regions of the cortex...
January 2018: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993402/exercise-intolerance-in-hfpef-diagnosing-and-ranking-its-causes-using-personalized-o2-pathway-analysis
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Nicholas E Houstis, Aaron S Eisman, Paul P Pappagianopoulos, Luke Wooster, Cole S Bailey, Peter D Wagner, Gregory D Lewis
Background -Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a common syndrome with a pressing shortage of therapies. Exercise intolerance is a cardinal symptom of HFpEF, yet its pathophysiology remains uncertain. Methods -We investigated the mechanism of exercise intolerance in each of 134 patients referred for cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET): 79 with HFpEF and 55 controls. We performed CPET with invasive monitoring to measure hemodynamics, blood gases, and gas exchange during exercise. We used these measurements to quantify 6 steps of oxygen transport and utilization (the "O2 pathway") in each HFpEF patient, identifying the defective steps that impair each one's exercise capacity (peak VO2)...
October 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974303/water-quality-assessment-of-the-ecologically-stressed-hooghly-river-estuary-india-a-multivariate-approach
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Soumita Mitra, Swayambhu Ghosh, Kamala Kanta Satpathy, Bhaskar Deb Bhattacharya, Santosh Kumar Sarkar, Pravakar Mishra, P Raja
Spatio-temporal and seasonal variation of the water quality characteristics of the Hooghly River Estuary, India were studied considering eight stations of diverse eco-hydrological characteristics. Wide variations in turbidity, total dissolved solids and fecal coliform exceeded the permissible BIS drinking water level limit. The estuary is observed to be relatively low-oxygenated, mesotropic and phosphate limiting. Spatial heterogeneity and impact of the southwest monsoon were remarkably pronounced in the distribution of the inorganic nutrients revealing the following values (expressed in μgatml(-1)): nitrate+nitrite (2...
September 30, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968501/dispersive-optical-activity-of-r-methylene-norbornene-intrinsic-response-and-solvation-effects
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Priyanka Lahiri, Kenneth B Wiberg, Patrick H Vaccaro
The dispersive optical activity of a homoconjugated bicyclic diene, (R)-methylene norbornene (R-MNB), was interrogated under complementary vapor-phase and solution-phase conditions to elucidate the structural/electronic provenance of its unusual chiroptical signatures and to explore the marked influence of environmental perturbations. The intrinsic (isolated-molecule) values of specific rotation measured at 355 and 633 nm (1623.5 ± 5.5 and 390.4 ± 3.7 deg dm(-1) (g/mL)(-1)) were found to be factors of 3.9 and 2...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931780/association-between-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-glycated-hemoglobin-level-in-japanese-individuals-with-and-without-diabetes
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Hideaki Kurosawa, Yoshifumi Saisho, Koichi Fukunaga, Mizuha Haraguchi, Wakako Yamasawa, Isao Kurihara, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Hiroshi Itoh
Aim of this study was to examine the association between the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and dysglycemia in Japanese individuals with and without type 2 diabetes (T2DM). We enrolled 115 individuals diagnosed with OSA with an apnea hypopnea-index (AHI) ≥ 20 in whom continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy was introduced (N = 115, 44 with T2DM, age 62 ± 11 years, BMI 27.0 ± 4.4 kg/m(2) and AHI median 36.1; interquartile range 27.2-48.1). During admission, the severity of OSA was evaluated by polysomnography, and its association with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level was examined...
September 20, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929529/correlation-between-myocardial-deformation-on-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-and-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
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Mei Li, Yaran Lu, Cui Fang, Xiaorong Zhang
PURPOSE: Heart failure (HF) is a multifactorial entity that combines derangements in both systolic and diastolic function. The relationship between systolic and diastolic function and exercise capacity is not fully understood. We sought to determine the mechanisms linking cardiac function and exercise tolerance in patients with HF. METHODS: One hundred fifty-six subjects with different cardiac function levels were included in the study. Subjects' 2D echocardiographic, 3D speckle tracking echocardiographic, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) data were collected...
September 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928674/the-gly-16-allele-of-the-g16r-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-the-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-gene-augments-the-glycemic-response-to-adrenaline-in-humans
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Kim Z Rokamp, Jonatan M Staalsø, Morten Zaar, Peter Rasmussen, Lonnie G Petersen, Rikke V Nielsen, Niels H Secher, Niels V Olsen, Henning B Nielsen
Cerebral non-oxidative carbohydrate consumption may be driven by a β2-adrenergic mechanism. This study tested whether the 46G > A (G16R) single nucleotide polymorphism of the β2-adrenergic receptor gene (ADRB2) influences the metabolic and cerebrovascular responses to administration of adrenaline. Forty healthy Caucasian men were included from a group of genotyped individuals. Cardio- and cerebrovascular variables at baseline and during a 60-min adrenaline infusion (0.06 μg kg(-1) min(-1)) were measured by Model flow, near-infrared spectroscopy and transcranial Doppler sonography...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887766/short-term-effects-of-passive-mobilization-on-the-sublingual-microcirculation-and-on-the-systemic-circulation-in-patients-with-septic-shock
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Tuanny Teixeira Pinheiro, Flávio Geraldo Rezende de Freitas, Karla Tuanny Fiorese Coimbra, Vanessa Marques Ferreira Mendez, Heloísa Baccaro Rossetti, Paulo Vinicius Talma, Antônio Tonete Bafi, Flávia Ribeiro Machado
BACKGROUND: Active mobilization is not possible in patients under deep sedation and unable to follow commands. In this scenario, passive therapy is an interesting alternative. However, in patients with septic shock, passive mobilization may have risks related to increased oxygen consumption. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of passive mobilization on sublingual microcirculation and systemic hemodynamics in patients with septic shock. METHODS: We included patients who were older than 18 years, who presented with septic shock, and who were under sedation and mechanical ventilation...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886543/assessing-river-water-quality-using-water-quality-index-in-lake-taihu-basin-china
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Zhaoshi Wu, Xiaolong Wang, Yuwei Chen, Yongjiu Cai, Jiancai Deng
Lake Taihu Basin, one of the most developed regions in China, has received considerable attention due to its severe pollution. Our study provides a clear understanding of the water quality in the rivers of Lake Taihu Basin based on basin-scale monitoring and a water quality index (WQI) method. From September 2014 to January 2016, four samplings across four seasons were conducted at 96 sites along main rivers. Fifteen parameters, including water temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), conductivity, turbidity (tur), permanganate index (CODMn), total nitrogen, total phosphorus, ammonium (NH4-N), nitrite, nitrate (NO3-N), calcium, magnesium, chloride, and sulfate, were measured to calculate the WQI...
January 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885215/hyperspectral-imaging-as-a-novel-diagnostic-tool-in-microcirculation-of-wounds
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Georg Daeschlein, Inga Langner, Thomas Wild, Sebastian von Podewils, Claudia Sicher, Thomas Kiefer, Michael Jünger
Monitoring of perfusion is a cornerstone in surgery, phlebology and basic science to proof wound healing by interventions. In chronic wound management it is of utmost importance to realize and parametrize wound bed perfusion to verify actual, and plan further treatment by noninvasive diagnostics. Up to now monitoring is based on visual inspection of wounds as conventionally practiced over more than decades. The main problems of visual inspection are the lack of standardization and comparability because of interindividual variations...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868051/distinct-seasonal-patterns-of-bacterioplankton-abundance-and-dominance-of-phyla-%C3%AE-proteobacteria-and-cyanobacteria-in-qinhuangdao-coastal-waters-off-the-bohai-sea
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Yaodong He, Biswarup Sen, Shuangyan Zhou, Ningdong Xie, Yongfeng Zhang, Jianle Zhang, Guangyi Wang
Qinhuangdao coastal waters in northern China are heavily impacted by anthropogenic and natural activities, and we anticipate a direct influence of the impact on the bacterioplankton abundance and diversity inhabiting the adjacent coastal areas. To ascertain the anthropogenic influences, we first evaluated the seasonal abundance patterns and diversity of bacterioplankton in the coastal areas with varied levels of natural and anthropogenic activities and then analyzed the environmental factors which influenced the abundance patterns...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857852/effects-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-on-the-work-of-breathing-in-patients-recovering-from-acute-respiratory-failure
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Mathieu Delorme, Pierre-Alexandre Bouchard, Mathieu Simon, Serge Simard, François Lellouche
OBJECTIVES: High-flow nasal cannula is increasingly used in the management of respiratory failure. However, little is known about its impact on respiratory effort, which could explain part of the benefits in terms of comfort and efficiency. This study was designed to assess the effects of high-flow nasal cannula on indexes of respiratory effort (i.e., esophageal pressure variations, esophageal pressure-time product/min, and work of breathing/min) in adults. DESIGN: A randomized controlled crossover study was conducted in 12 patients with moderate respiratory distress (i...
December 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856363/modelling-oxygen-defects-in-orthorhombic-lamno3-and-its-low-index-surfaces
#19
Ailbhe L Gavin, Graeme W Watson
LaMnO3-based perovskites, which have been extensively studied as cathodes for high temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), are also of interest for intermediate temperature SOFCs (T = 600-1000 K). Oxygen vacancy formation is required in LaMnO3 for oxygen diffusion, therefore a low vacancy formation energy is preferable. The stability of the low index surfaces of orthorhombic LaMnO3 has been investigated, with the {010} surface found to be the most stable. Surface stability was found to be affected by the La and Mn coordination, and the Mn-O bonds cleaved on surface formation...
September 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822008/label-free-sensing-and-classification-of-old-stored-blood
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Jun Hong Park, Taesik Go, Sang Joon Lee
Transfusion is crucial in surgical operation and anemia treatment. However, several hemorheological properties of blood are adversely altered during blood storage. After transfusion, these adverse alterations are related with decrease of oxygen and ion transport in blood circulation, which increase the mortality of transfused patients. Therefore, accurate sensing of whether a blood supply is still viable for transfusion or not is extremely important. In this study, a H-shaped microfluidic device and digital in-line holographic microscopy were employed to measure temporal variations of blood viscosity and the optical focusing property of erythrocytes during blood storage...
August 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
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