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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528244/heart-rate-variability-of-chronic-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-the-korean-veterans
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Joo Eon Park, Ji Yeon Lee, Suk-Hoon Kang, Jin Hee Choi, Tae Yong Kim, Hyung Seok So, In-Young Yoon
Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have lower heart rate variability (HRV) than the general population, but findings in this area have been inconsistent. This study was conducted to investigate the characteristics of HRV in patients with PTSD and to evaluate associations between PTSD symptoms and HRV indices. Sixty-eight patients with PTSD and 73 controls without PTSD were evaluated. HRV was measured in all subjects after they completed self-reported questionnaires. Patients with PTSD had significantly more depressed moods, anxiety, and poorer sleep quality than individuals in the non-PTSD group...
May 9, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526519/oxytocin-administration-during-spontaneous-labor-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-chapter-4-oxytocin-efficiency-according-to-implementation-in-insufficient-spontaneous-labor
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Bénédicte Coulm, Véronique Tessier
AIM: To describe the optimal procedures for administering oxytocin in cases of insufficient uterine contractility during spontaneous labor and the maternal and fetal monitoring to accompany it. METHODS: Systematic review of the literature by consultation of the Medline, Micromedex, and Cochrane databases, and international guidelines. RESULTS: Oxytocin must be administered only in hospital settings and monitored according to a written departmental protocol...
May 16, 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525355/does-body-fat-percentage-predict-post-exercise-heart-rate-response-in-non-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Tatjana Jezdimirovic, Valdemar Stajer, Sasa Semeredi, Julio Calleja-Gonzalez, Sergej M Ostojic
BACKGROUND: A correlation between adiposity and post-exercise autonomic regulation has been established in overweight and obese children. However, little information exists about this link in non-obese youth. The main purpose of this cross-sectional study was to describe the relationship between body fat percentage (BFP) and heart rate recovery after exercise [post-exercise heart rate (PEHR)], a marker of autonomic regulation, in normal-weight children and adolescents. METHODS: We evaluated the body composition of 183 children and adolescents (age 15...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524078/measuring-dynamic-signals-with-direct-sensor-to-microcontroller-interfaces-applied-to-a-magnetoresistive-sensor
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Ernesto Sifuentes, Rafael Gonzalez-Landaeta, Juan Cota-Ruiz, Ferran Reverter
This paper evaluates the performance of direct interface circuits (DIC), where the sensor is directly connected to a microcontroller, when a resistive sensor subjected to dynamic changes is measured. The theoretical analysis provides guidelines for the selection of the components taking into account both the desired resolution and the bandwidth of the input signal. Such an analysis reveals that there is a trade-off between the sampling frequency and the resolution of the measurement, and this depends on the selected value of the capacitor that forms the RC circuit together with the sensor resistance...
May 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523760/bioinspired-composite-microfibers-for-skin-adhesion-and-signal-amplification-of-wearable-sensors
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Dirk-M Drotlef, Morteza Amjadi, Muhammad Yunusa, Metin Sitti
A facile approach is proposed for superior conformation and adhesion of wearable sensors to dry and wet skin. Bioinspired skin-adhesive films are composed of elastomeric microfibers decorated with conformal and mushroom-shaped vinylsiloxane tips. Strong skin adhesion is achieved by crosslinking the viscous vinylsiloxane tips directly on the skin surface. Furthermore, composite microfibrillar adhesive films possess a high adhesion strength of 18 kPa due to the excellent shape adaptation of the vinylsiloxane tips to the multiscale roughness of the skin...
May 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522275/impact-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-left-ventricular-systolic-loading-and-coronary-flow-reserve-in-healthy-young-men
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Volker Schulze, Christian Meyer, Christian Eickholt, Roberto Sansone, Stefanie Keymel, Christian Heiss, Tienush Rassaf, Malte Kelm, Stephan Steiner
BACKGROUND: Increased augmentation index (AIx) is accompanied by an elevated cardiovascular risk. A reduction of AIx is known for long-term continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. We hypothesised that acute preload and left ventricular workload effects AIx and subendocardial viability ratio (SEVR) as a marker of coronary flow reserve. METHODS: Increased augmentation index and central blood pressure parameters were measured by radial artery tonometry in 17 healthy men (32/±6years) at rest and during CPAP ventilation at pressures of 5, 10mbar and after recovery...
March 31, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520632/disruption-of-brain-heart-coupling-in-sepsis
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Marjolein M Admiraal, Emily J Gilmore, Michel J A M Van Putten, Hitten P Zaveri, Lawrence J Hirsch, Nicolas Gaspard
PURPOSE: To investigate heart rate and EEG variability and their coupling in patients with sepsis and determine their relationship to sepsis severity and severity of sepsis-associated brain dysfunction. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with sepsis were prospectively identified, categorized as comatose (N = 30) and noncomatose (N = 22), and compared with 11 control subjects. In a 30-minute EEG and electrocardiogram recording, heart rate variability and EEG variability (measured by the variability of relative power in a modified alpha band = RAP) and their coupled oscillations were quantified using linear (least-square periodogram and magnitude square coherence) and nonlinear (Shannon entropy and mutual information) measures...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516519/exercise-training-in-diastolic-heart-failure-ex-dhf-rationale-and-design-of-a-multicentre-prospective-randomized-controlled-parallel-group-trial
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Frank Edelmann, Anna Bobenko, Götz Gelbrich, Gerd Hasenfuss, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, André Duvinage, Silja Schwarz, Meinhard Mende, Christiane Prettin, Tobias Trippel, Ruhdja Lindhorst, Daniel Morris, Elisabeth Pieske-Kraigher, Kathleen Nolte, Hans-Dirk Düngen, Rolf Wachter, Martin Halle, Burkert Pieske
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a common disease with high incidence and increasing prevalence. Patients suffer from functional limitation, poor health-related quality of life, and reduced prognosis. A pilot study in a smaller group of HFpEF patients showed that structured, supervised exercise training (ET) improves maximal exercise capacity, diastolic function, and physical quality of life. However, the long-term effects of ET on patient-related outcomes remain unclear in HFpEF. The primary objective of the Exercise training in Diastolic Heart Failure (Ex-DHF) trial is to investigate whether a 12 month supervised ET can improve a clinically meaningful composite outcome score in HFpEF patients...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515837/resistance-training-contribute-to-the-aerobic-components-of-an-exercise-session-in-adults-but-not-as-much-in-older-adults
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Neha Bharti, Travis Hrubeniuk, Andrea Mayo, Martin Sénéchal, Danielle R Bouchard
Previous research has indicated that active adults are able to achieve moderate intensity as measured via heart rate during a typical resistance training (RT) session. The main objective was to identify if overweight adults and older adults can reach aerobic moderate intensity at a rate comparable to adults displaying a recommended body mass index. Twenty participants in each group were asked to visit a fitness facility twice if they self-reported doing RT for a minimum two days per week. At the first session baseline characteristics and maximal lifting capacity for each RT exercise...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515516/changes-in-cardiac-index-during-labour-analgesia-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial-of-epidural-versus-combined-spinal-epidural-analgesia-a-preliminary-study
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Stephanie Yacoubian, Corrina M Oxford, Bhavani Shankar Kodali
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Combined spinal-epidural (CSE) analgesia for labour and delivery is occasionally associated with foetal bradycardia. Decreases in cardiac index (CI) and/or uterine hypertonia are implicated as possible aetiological factors. No study has evaluated CI changes following combined spinal analgesia for labour and delivery. This prospective, double-blind, randomised controlled trial evaluates haemodynamic trends during CSE and epidural analgesia for labour. METHODS: Twenty-six parturients at term requesting labour analgesia were randomised to receive either epidural (E) or CSE analgesia...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514808/physiological-dynamic-apnea-responses-in-relation-to-apnea-capacity-in-triathletes
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Alexandre Guimard, Houssem Zorgati, Sylvain Brulaire, Virgile Amiot, Fabrice Prieur, Katia Collomp
The aim was to assess the cardiac, arterial oxygen saturation, lactate, hormonal and Borg rating of perceived exertion (RPE) responses to acute apnea in relation to apnea capacity in 18 middle-aged triathletes. Subjects were monitored while swimming two 50-m freestyle exercise trials with fins at maximal speed: with normal frequency breathing (NB) and with complete apnea (Ap); the latter was used to assess apnea capacity. The subjects with significant alteration in swimming performance inducing a time increase greater than 2...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514777/direct-measurement-of-tissue-oxygenation-in-neonates-via-resonance-raman-spectroscopy-a-pilot-study
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Anjali Iyengar, Andrew Gaillardetz, Hocine Tighiouart, Betsabee Castillo, Padraic Romfh, Jonathan M Davis
BACKGROUND: The ability to monitor tissue oxygenation in neonates remains a challenge due to limited blood supply and the reliance on invasive procedures. Resonance Raman spectroscopy noninvasively measures tissue oxygenation (RRS-StO2). Peripheral tissue oxygenation using this novel technology has not been described in neonates. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between short-term RRS-StO2 measurements and central venous saturation (ScvO2) and pulse oximetry (SpO2) in preterm and term neonates...
May 18, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514284/comparison-in-anesthetic-effects-of-propofol-among-patients-with-different-abo-blood-groups
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Yiri Du, Haixia Shi, Jianshe Yu
Our study was aimed to investigate anesthetic effects of propofol in patients with different blood groups.A total of 72 participants were enrolled from patients arranged for surgeries of cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, and spinal operation. Each blood group (A, B, AB, and O) contained 18 participants. Mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR), and bispectral index (BIS) were assayed with Philips monitor. These indexes were observed before propofol anesthesia (T0), and then were recorded when concentration of propofol was 1 μg/mL (T1), 2 μg/mL (T2), 3 μg/mL (T3), and 4 μg/mL (T4)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511305/-value-of-heart-rate-as-an-optimum-index-in-evaluating-physical-labor-intensity
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J Wang, L Cai, X W Chen, G H An, H X Shen, Q Ma
Objective: To investigate the possibility of heart rate as an optimum index for evaluating physical labor intensity. Methods: From September to October, 2015, a total of 111 male young adults were selected as study subjects. A cycle ergometer was used for exercise at different intensities (20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160, and 180 W) , and the exercise at each intensity lasted for 6 minutes. The subjects wore the K4b2 portable cardiopulmonary function testing instrument for the real-time monitoring of heart rate (HR) , pulmonary ventilation volume (Ve) , oxygen consumption (VO(2)) , and energy metabolic rate (E) ...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508114/oral-l-menthol-reduces-thermal-sensation-increases-work-rate-and-extends-time-to-exhaustion-in-the-heat-at-a-fixed-rating-of-perceived-exertion
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T R Flood, M Waldron, O Jeffries
PURPOSE: The study investigated the effect of a non-thermal cooling agent, L-menthol, on exercise at a fixed subjective rating of perceived exertion (RPE) in a hot environment. METHOD: Eight male participants completed two trials at an exercise intensity between 'hard' and 'very hard', equating to 16 on the RPE scale at ~35 °C. Participants were instructed to continually adjust their power output to maintain an RPE of 16 throughout the exercise trial, stopping once power output had fallen by 30%...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507833/does-hemodynamic-guided-heart-failure-management-reduce-hospitalization-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Abdul M Minhas, Saba Ahmed, Muhammad S Khan, Kaneez Fatima, Muhammad N Anwar, Jonathan Constantin
Heart failure (HF) is a pressing health concern as the expense of hospitalization financially burdens the health care system. Hemodynamic monitoring has the potential to detect increases in intracardiac filling pressures weeks before clinical deterioration; hence, preliminary findings of volume overload with the use of these devices may prevent the progression of disease and lead to a reduction in HF-associated hospitalizations. We extensively searched PubMed, Ovid SP, Embase, and Cochrane databases to identify all the possible studies that assess the effect of hemodynamic monitoring on hospitalizations in HF patients...
April 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504478/reduced-egg-shell-permeability-affects-embryonic-development-and-hatchling-traits-in-dinodon-rufozonatum-and-pelodiscus-sinensis
#17
Wen-Qi Tang, Bo Zhao, Ye Chen, Wei-Guo Du
The response of embryos to unpredictable hypoxia is critical for successful embryonic development, yet there remain significant gaps in our understanding of such responses in reptiles with different types of eggshell. We experimentally generated external regional hypoxia by sealing either the upper- or bottom-half of the surface area of eggs in two species of reptiles [snake (Dinodon rufozonatum) with parchment eggshell and Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) with rigid eggshell], then monitored growth pattern of the opaque white patch in turtle eggs, embryonic heart rate, developmental rate, and hatchling traits in turtle and snake eggs in response to external regional hypoxia...
May 15, 2017: Integrative Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501522/long-term-effects-of-flosequinan-on-the-morbidity-and-mortality-of-patients-with-severe-chronic-heart-failure-primary-results-of-the-profile-trial-after-24-years
#18
Milton Packer, Bertram Pitt, Jean-Lucien Rouleau, Karl Swedberg, David L DeMets, Lloyd Fisher
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this clinical trial was to evaluate the long-term effects of flosequinan on the morbidity and mortality of patients with severe chronic heart failure. BACKGROUND: Flosequinan was the first oral vasodilator to be used in the clinic to augment the effects of digitalis, diuretics, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in heart failure. However, the drug activated neurohormonal systems and exerted both positive inotropic and chronotropic effects, raising concerns about its safety during long-term use...
May 2, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501324/using-a-new-plateau-hyperbaric-chamber-to-alleviate-high-altitude-hypoxia-rabbit-and-human-studies
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Liang Sun, Meng-Jiang Ding, Tian-Cai Cai, Hao-Jun Fan, Hong-Mei Gao, Jian-Peng Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To validate the effects of the new plateau hyperbaric chamber on alleviating high altitude hypoxia on Mount Kun Lun. METHODS: A prospective, controlled study of rabbits and adult volunteers was conducted at altitudes of 355, 2880 and 4532m. We obtained arterial blood samples from rabbits and volunteers before and after hyperbaric treatment. The respiratory rate, heart rate, and blood pressure (BP) of adult volunteers were monitored during hyperbaric treatment...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500172/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-provide-in-vivo-biological-pacemaker-function
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Samuel Chauveau, Evgeny P Anyukhovsky, Meital Ben-Ari, Shulamit Naor, Ya-Ping Jiang, Peter Danilo, Tania Rahim, Stephanie Burke, Xiaoliang Qiu, Irina A Potapova, Sergey V Doronin, Peter R Brink, Ofer Binah, Ira S Cohen, Michael R Rosen
BACKGROUND: Although multiple approaches have been used to create biological pacemakers in animal models, induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) have not been investigated for this purpose. We now report pacemaker function of iPSC-CMs in a canine model. METHODS AND RESULTS: Embryoid bodies were derived from human keratinocytes, their action potential characteristics determined, and their gene expression profiles and markers of differentiation identified...
May 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
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