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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912768/quasi-continuous-parallel-online-scattered-light-fluorescence-and-dissolved-oxygen-tension-measurement-combined-with-monitoring-of-the-oxygen-transfer-rate-in-each-well-of-a-shaken-microtiter-plate
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Tobias Ladner, Markus Held, David Flitsch, Mario Beckers, Jochen Büchs
BACKGROUND: Microtiter plates (MTP) are often applied as culture vessels in high-throughput screening programs. If online measuring techniques are available, MTPs can also be applied in the first steps of process development. For such small-scale bioreactors dipping probes are usually too large; therefore, optical measurements are often used. For example, the BioLector technology allows for the online monitoring of scattered light and fluorescence in each well of a continuously orbitally shaken MTP...
December 3, 2016: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909839/biventricular-support-using-a-centrifugal-pump-in-a-6%C3%A2-year-old-with-fulminant-myocarditis
#2
Hiromu Kehara, Tamaki Takano, Takamitsu Terasaki, Kenji Okada
We experienced a case of ventricular assist with both a pulsatile-flow and a continuous-flow pump in a pediatric patient, and herein report the clinical course and characteristics of the pumps. A 6-year-old female was diagnosed with fulminant myocarditis and transferred to our hospital for mechanical support. After 12 days of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, we implanted a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and a right ventricular assist device (RVAD) using centrifugal Gyro pumps with a membrane oxygenator in a paracorporeal fashion...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900173/how-accurate-are-the-wrist-based-heart-rate-monitors-during-walking-and-running-activities-are-they-accurate-enough
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Sarah E Stahl, Hyun-Sung An, Danae M Dinkel, John M Noble, Jung-Min Lee
BACKGROUND: Heart rate (HR) monitors are valuable devices for fitness-orientated individuals. There has been a vast influx of optical sensing blood flow monitors claiming to provide accurate HR during physical activities. These monitors are worn on the arm and wrist to detect HR with photoplethysmography (PPG) techniques. Little is known about the validity of these wearable activity trackers. AIM: Validate the Scosche Rhythm (SR), Mio Alpha (MA), Fitbit Charge HR (FH), Basis Peak (BP), Microsoft Band (MB), and TomTom Runner Cardio (TT) wireless HR monitors...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899530/deep-breathing-improves-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-monitoring-of-an-oxygen-nasal-cannula-based-capnometry-device-in-subjects-extubated-after-abdominal-surgery
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Shunsuke Takaki, Kenji Mizutani, Moeka Fukuchi, Tasuku Yoshida, Masahumi Idei, Yuko Matsuda, Yoshikazu Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Miyashita, Takeshi Nomura, Osamu Yamaguchi, Takahisa Goto
BACKGROUND: Capnometry detects hypoventilation earlier than pulse oximetry while supplemental oxygen is being administered. We compared the end-tidal CO2 (PETCO2 ) measured using a newly developed oxygen nasal cannula with a CO2-sampling port and the PaCO2 in extubated subjects after abdominal surgery. We also investigated whether the difference between PaCO2 and PETCO2 is affected by resting, by spontaneous breathing with the mouth consciously closed, and by deep breathing with the mouth closed...
November 29, 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899489/diabetes-device-use-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-barriers-to-uptake-and-potential-intervention-targets
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Molly L Tanenbaum, Sarah J Hanes, Kellee M Miller, Diana Naranjo, Rachel Bensen, Korey K Hood
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes devices (insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors [CGMs]) are associated with benefits for glycemic control, yet uptake of these devices continues to be low. Some barriers to device uptake may be modifiable through psychosocial intervention, but little is known about which barriers and which patients to target. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We surveyed 1,503 adult T1D Exchange participants (mean age 35.3 [SD 14.8] years, diagnosis duration 20...
November 29, 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898460/a-pilot-comparison-of-a-smartphone-app-with-or-without-2-way-messaging-among-chronic-pain-patients-who-benefits-from-a-pain-app
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Robert N Jamison, Dylan C Jurcik, Robert R Edwards, Chuan-Chin Huang, Edgar L Ross
OBJECTIVES: The overall aim of this study was to determine the effect of introducing a smartphone pain app, for both Android and iPhone devices that enables chronic pain patients to assess, monitor, and communicate their status to their providers. METHODS: This study recruited 105 chronic pain patients to use a smartphone pain app and half of the subjects (N=52) had 2-way messaging available through the app. All subjects completed baseline measures and were asked to record their progress every day for 3 months, with the opportunity to continue for 6 months...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894918/laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-and-oxygen-to-see-for-assessing-microcirculatory-liver-blood-flow-changes-following-different-volumes-of-hepatectomy
#7
Chong Hui Li, Xin Lan Ge, Ke Pan, Peng Fei Wang, Yi Nan Su, Ai Qun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Portal hyperperfusion after extended hepatectomy or small-for-size liver transplantation may induce organ dysfunction and failure. This study was designed to monitor and characterize the hepatic microcirculatory perfusion following different volumes of hepatectomy in rats by using laser speckle contrast image (LSCI) and Oxygen to See (O2C), a spectrometric device. METHODS: The microcirculatory liver blood flow of the rats that underwent 68%, 85% and 90% hepatectomy (68PH, 85PH and 90PH) was monitored with LSCI and O2C before and following the hepatectomy...
November 25, 2016: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894560/analysis-of-temperature-variability-in-medication-storage-compartments-in-emergency-transport-helicopters
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Margaret A O'Donnell, Justin Whitfield
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the temperature in medication storage compartments in air medical helicopters was within United States Pharmacopeia (USP)-defined limits for controlled room temperature. This was a prospective study using data obtained from a continuous temperature monitoring device. A total of 4 monitors were placed within 2 medication storage locations in 2 identical helicopters. The data collection period lasted 2 weeks during the summer and winter seasons. Data retrieved from monitors were compared against USP parameters for proper medication storage...
November 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887597/technology-enhanced-multi-domain-at-home-continuum-of-care-program-with-respect-to-usual-care-for-people-with-cognitive-impairment-the-ability-telerehabilitation-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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O Realdon, F Rossetto, M Nalin, I Baroni, M Cabinio, R Fioravanti, F L Saibene, M Alberoni, F Mantovani, M Romano, R Nemni, F Baglio
BACKGROUND: According to the World Alzheimer Report (Prince, The Global Impact of Dementia: an Analysis of Prevalence, Incidence, Cost and Trends, 2015), 46.8 million people worldwide are nowadays living with dementia. And this number is estimated to approximate 131.5 million by 2050, with an increasing burden on society and families. The lack of medical treatments able to stop or slow down the course of the disease has moved the focus of interest toward the nonpharmacological approach and psychosocial therapies for people with/at risk of dementia, as in the Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) condition...
November 25, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886082/ultra-low-power-optical-sensor-for-xylophagous-insect-detection-in-wood
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Angel Perles, Ricardo Mercado, Juan V Capella, Juan José Serrano
The early detection of pests is key for the maintenance of high-value masterpieces and historical buildings made of wood. In this work, we the present detailed design of an ultra-low power sensor device that permits the continuous monitoring of the presence of termites and other xylophagous insects. The operating principle of the sensor is based on the variations of reflected light induced by the presence of termites, and specific processing algorithms that deal with the behavior of the electronics and the natural ageing of components...
November 23, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885161/a-rehabilitation-internet-of-things-in-the-home-to-augment-motor-skills-and-exercise-training
#11
Bruce H Dobkin
Although motor learning theory has led to evidence-based practices, few trials have revealed the superiority of one theory-based therapy over another after stroke. Nor have improvements in skills been as clinically robust as one might hope. We review some possible explanations, then potential technology-enabled solutions. Over the Internet, the type, quantity, and quality of practice and exercise in the home and community can be monitored remotely and feedback provided to optimize training frequency, intensity, and progression at home...
November 23, 2016: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884157/manual-versus-automated-monitoring-accuracy-of-glucose-ii-manage-ii
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Cláudia Righy Shinotsuka, Alexandre Brasseur, David Fagnoul, Timothy So, Jean-Louis Vincent, Jean-Charles Preiser
BACKGROUND: Intravascular continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) may facilitate glycemic control in the intensive care unit (ICU). We compared the accuracy of a CGM device (OptiScanner®) with a standard reference method. METHODS: Adult patients who had blood glucose (BG) levels >150 mg/dl and required insertion of an arterial and central venous catheter were included. The OptiScanner® was inserted into a multiple-lumen central venous catheter. Patients were treated using a dynamic-scale insulin algorithm to achieve BG values between 80 and 150 mg/dl...
November 25, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870683/increasing-role-of-image-guided-ablation-in-the-treatment-of-musculoskeletal-tumors
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Anil Nicholas Kurup, Matthew R Callstrom
In the last decade, percutaneous treatment of musculoskeletal (MSK) tumors has become more established in routine clinical care while also undergoing a number of advancements. Ablative techniques to palliate painful skeletal metastases have gained wide acceptance, while goals for ablation have evolved to include local control of oligometastases and desmoid tumors. Bone consolidation or augmentation is now frequently used in conjunction with or instead of ablation of skeletal tumors to stabilize pathologic fractures or prevent further morbidity that could result from fractures caused by tumor progression...
November 2016: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869682/an-indoor-monitoring-system-for-ambient-assisted-living-based-on-internet-of-things-architecture
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Gonçalo Marques, Rui Pitarma
The study of systems and architectures for ambient assisted living (AAL) is undoubtedly a topic of great relevance given the aging of the world population. The AAL technologies are designed to meet the needs of the aging population in order to maintain their independence as long as possible. As people typically spend more than 90% of their time in indoor environments, indoor air quality (iAQ) is perceived as an imperative variable to be controlled for the inhabitants' wellbeing and comfort. Advances in networking, sensors, and embedded devices have made it possible to monitor and provide assistance to people in their homes...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868281/long-term-benefit-of-transoral-incisionless-fundoplication-using-the-esophyx-device-for-the-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-responsive-to-medical-therapy
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Gerasimos Stefanidis, Nikos Viazis, Nikolaos Kotsikoros, Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Eythymia Lala, Loukas Theocharis, Andreas Fassaris, Spilios Manolakopoulos
Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) using the EsophyX device has been shown to be effective and safe in patients with Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); however, the subset of patients that would mostly benefit from this technique remains unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of the TIF procedure in patients with a history of esophagitis or proven chronic GERD who have achieved symptom control with the administration of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) but did not wish to continue receiving medications for life...
November 21, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860327/parallel-online-multi-wavelength-2d-fluorescence-spectroscopy-in-each-well-of-a-continuously-shaken-microtiter-plate
#16
Tobias Ladner, Mario Beckers, Bernd Hitzmann, Jochen Büchs
Small-scale high-throughput screening devices are becoming increasingly important in bioprocess development. Conventional dipping probes for process monitoring are often too large to be used in these devices. Thus, optical measurements are often the method of choice. Even some parameters that cannot directly be measured by fluorescence become accessible via sensitive fluorescence dyes. However, not all compounds of interest are measurable by this technique. Recent studies applying multi-wavelength (2D) fluorescence spectroscopy in combination with chemometrics have shown that information on numerous analytes is obscured by the fluorescence data...
October 13, 2016: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857951/validation-of-an-ingestible-temperature-data-logging-and-telemetry-system-during-exercise-in-the-heat
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Gavin J S Travers, David S Nichols, Abdulaziz Farooq, Sébastien Racinais, Julien D Périard
Aim: Intestinal temperature telemetry systems are promising monitoring and research tools in athletes. However, the additional equipment that must be carried to continuously record temperature data limits their use to training. The purpose of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of a new gastrointestinal temperature data logging and telemetry system (e-Celsius™) during water bath experimentation and exercise trials. Materials and Methods: Temperature readings of 23 pairs of e-Celsius (TeC) and VitalSense (TVS) ingestible capsules were compared to rectal thermistor responses (Trec) at 35, 38...
April 2016: Temperature: Multidisciplinary Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857193/a-self-regenerable-soot-sensor-with-a-proton-conductive-thin-electrolyte-and-a-nanostructured-platinum-sensing-electrode
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Peiling Lv, Takenori Ito, Akihide Oogushi, Kensaku Nakashima, Masahiro Nagao, Takashi Hibino
In recent years, exhaust sensors have become increasingly attractive for use in energy and environmental technologies. Important issues regarding practical applications of these sensors, especially for soot measurements, include the further development of ion-conductive electrolytes and active electrode catalysts for meeting performance and durability requirements. Herein, we design a proton conductor with a high breakdown voltage and a sensing electrode with high sensitivity to electrochemical carbon oxidation, enabling continuous soot monitoring with self-regeneration of the sensor...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856533/neurogenic-fever-in-a-patient-with-a-chordoid-glioma
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Rafael García Carretero, Marta Romero Brugera, Oscar Vazquez-Gomez, Noelia Rebollo-Aparicio
Chordoid gliomas are rare tumours. Despite being considered low-grade neoplasms, recent reviews have reported generally poor prognosis due to complications involving severe hypothalamic symptoms. We report a patient aged 30 years with chordoid glioma. What makes this case report interesting is the presence of neurogenic fever, which was already present before the final diagnosis of the brain tumour and also several months after the surgical removal. Since the patient underwent a subtotal resection of the tumour, it remains unclear whether the fever was due to hypothalamic dysfunction or remnants of the tumour...
November 17, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854536/pok%C3%A3-mon-go-may-increase-physical-activity-and-decrease-sedentary-behaviors
#20
Claudio R Nigg, Desiree Joi Mateo, Jiyoung An
Regular physical activity contributes to the prevention of obesity and chronic diseases(1); however, fewer than half of US adults are regularly active. Video games, computers, television, mobile devices, and sedentary occupations have all contributed to the growth in sedentary behavior and obesity. More recently, technology-based interventions have focused on mobile devices to promote physical activity.(2) About 90% of American adults have a mobile phone,(3) with 64% owning a smartphone. Advantages of technology-based interventions include continual self-monitoring and access, decreasing barriers of transportation and time, and portability (e...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Public Health
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