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Niranjan Thomas, Thangaraj Abiramalatha, Vishnu Bhat, Manoj Varanattu, Suman Rao, Sanjay Wazir, Leslie Lewis, Umamaheswari Balakrishnan, Srinivas Murki, Jaikrishnan Mittal, Ashish Dongara, Y N Prashantha, Somashekhar Nimbalkar
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and safety of cooling asphyxiated neonates using phase changing material based device across different neonatal intensive care units in India. DESIGN: Multi-centric uncontrolled clinical trial. SETTING: 11 level 3 neonatal units in India from November 2014 to December 2015. PARTICIPANTS: 103 newborn infants with perinatal asphyxia, satisfying pre-defined criteria for therapeutic hypothermia...
December 14, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
Imad Khan, Joseph Haymore, Brittany Barnaba, Michael Armahizer, Christopher Melinosky, Mary Ann Bautista, Brigid Blaber, Wan-Tsu Chang, Gunjan Parikh, Melissa Motta, Neeraj Badjatia
Achieving and maintaining normothermia (NT) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) or intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) often require temperature modulating devices (TMD). Shivering is a common adverse effect of TMDs that can lead to further costs and complications. We evaluated an esophageal TMD, the EnsoETM (Attune Medical, Chicago, IL), to compare NT performance, shiver burden, and cost of shivering interventions with existing TMDs. Patients with SAH or ICH and refractory fever were treated with the EnsoETM. Patient demographics, temperature data, shiver severity, and amounts and costs of medications used for shiver management were prospectively collected...
December 13, 2017: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
Paul D Cunningham, Aubrey T Hanbicki, Kathleen M McCreary, Berend T Jonker
Strong Coulombic attraction in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides gives rise to tightly bound excitons and many body interactions that dominate their optoelectronic properties. However, this Coulombic interaction can be screened through control of the surrounding dielectric environment as well as through applied voltage, which provides a potential means of tuning the bandgap, exciton binding energy, and emission wavelength. Here, we directly show that the bandgap and exciton binding energy can be optically tuned by means of the intensity of the incident light...
December 11, 2017: ACS Nano
Marije Te Kulve, Luc Schlangen, Lisje Schellen, Jan L Souman, Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt
Though several studies have reported human alertness to be affected by the intensity and spectral composition of ambient light, the mechanism behind this effect is still largely unclear, especially for daytime exposure. Alerting effects of nocturnal light exposure are correlated with melatonin suppression, but melatonin levels are generally low during the day. The aim of this study was to explore the alerting effect of light in the morning for different correlated colour temperature (CCT) values, as well as its interaction with ambient temperature...
December 6, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
J J Kas, J J Rehr
We present a finite-temperature extension of the retarded cumulant Green's function for calculations of exited-state, correlation, and thermodynamic properties of electronic systems. The method incorporates a cumulant to leading order in the screened Coulomb interaction W, and improves on the GW approximation of many-body perturbation theory. Results for the homogeneous electron gas are presented for a wide range of densities and temperatures, from cool to warm dense matter regimes, which reveal several hitherto unexpected properties...
October 27, 2017: Physical Review Letters
D G Green
Positron cooling and annihilation in room temperature noble gases is simulated using accurate scattering and annihilation cross sections calculated with many-body theory, enabling the first simultaneous probing of the energy dependence of the scattering and annihilation cross sections. A strikingly small fraction of positrons is shown to survive to thermalization: ∼0.1 in He, ∼0 in Ne, ∼0.15 in Ar, ∼0.05 in Kr, and ∼0.01 in Xe. For Xe, the time-varying annihilation rate Z[over ¯]_{eff}(τ) is shown to be highly sensitive to the depletion of the momentum distribution due to annihilation, conclusively explaining the long-standing discrepancy between gas-cell and trap-based measurements...
November 17, 2017: Physical Review Letters
D G Green
γ spectra for positron annihilation in noble-gas atoms are calculated using many-body theory for positron momenta up to the positronium-formation threshold. These data are used, together with time-evolving positron-momentum distributions determined in the preceding Letter [Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 203403 (2017)PRLTAO0031-9007], to calculate the time-varying γ spectra produced during positron cooling in noble gases. The γ spectra and their S[over ¯] and W[over ¯] shape parameters are shown to be sensitive probes of the time evolution of the positron momentum distribution and thus provide a means of studying positron cooling that is complementary to positron lifetime spectroscopy...
November 17, 2017: Physical Review Letters
Andrew Shoffstall, Jennifer Paiz, David Miller, Griffin Rial, Mitchell Willis, Dhariyat Menendez, Stephen Hostler, Jeffrey R Capadona
Our objective was to determine how readily blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption occurred as a result of bone drilling during a craniotomy to implant microelectrodes in rat cortex. While the phenomenon of heat production during bone-drilling is well-known, practices to evade damage to the underlying brain tissue are inconsistently practiced and reported in the literature. Approach: We conducted a review of intracortical microelectrode literature to summarize typical approaches to mitigate drill heating during rodent craniotomies...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
Jia Xu, Adronie Verbrugghe, Marta Lourenço, An Cools, Daisy J X Liu, Tom Van de Wiele, Massimo Marzorati, Venessa Eeckhaut, Filip Van Immerseel, Lynn Vanhaecke, Miguel Campos, Myriam Hesta
BACKGROUND: High protein diets shift the faecal microbiota into a more unfavourable composition in obese humans. In lean dogs, higher protein consumption is accompanied with increased production of putrefactive fermentation products, whereas obese dogs have a different gut microbiota compared to lean dogs. Still, the impact of high dietary protein on gut microbiota in obese dogs remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate faecal microbial changes in lean and obese dogs in response to two different levels of dietary protein...
December 4, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
Otto Muzik, Vaibhav A Diwadkar
To maintain thermal homeostasis, specific thermogenic tissues are under the control of central thermoregulatory networks that regulate the body's response to thermal challenges. One of these mechanisms involves non-shivering thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue (BAT), which is activated in cold environments in order to defend the body against physical damage as a result of hypothermia. The objective of our study was to assess the interaction between CNS thermoregulatory pathways and sympathetic innervation in BAT during a cold exposure paradigm...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Chung-Ching Chio, Chien-Chin Hsu, Yu-Feng Tian, Chung-Han Wang, Mao-Tsun Lin, Ching-Ping Chang, Hung-Jung Lin
Background: Clinical assessment reveals that patients after surgery of cardiopulmonary bypass or coronary bypass experience postoperative cognitive dysfunction. This study aimed to investigate whether resuscitation after a hemorrhagic shock (HS) and/or mild cerebral ischemia caused by a unilateral common carotid artery occlusion (UCCAO) can cause brain injury and concomitant neurological dysfunction, and explore the potential mechanisms. Methods: Blood withdrawal (6 mL/100 g body weight) for 60 min through the right jugular vein catheter-induced an HS...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Nils Dennhardt, Christiane Beck, Dietmar Boethig, Sebastian Heiderich, Alexander Horke, Sebastian Tiedge, Martin Boehne, Robert Sümpelmann
BACKGROUND: During cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in children, anesthesia maintained by sevoflurane administered via the oxygenator is increasingly common. Anesthetic uptake and requirement may be influenced by the non-physiological conditions during hypothermic CPB. Narcotrend-processed EEG monitoring may, therefore, be useful to guide the administration of sevoflurane during this phase. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this prospective, clinical, observational study was to assess the correlation between body temperature, Narcotrend Index (NI) and administered sevoflurane in children during CPB...
December 1, 2017: Perfusion
Olga Jefanova, Jonas Mažeika, Rimantas Petrošius, Žana Skuratovič
The aim of this study is to investigate mobile radionuclide tritium (3H or T) activity dynamics in aquatic environments related to Ignalina NPP (INPP) site and water bodies located in remote areas unaffected by the INPP. The 3H excess in the INPP environment was analyzed and compared to the variable 3H background level over the period of operation of the INPP (end of 1983 - end of 2009) and during the initial stage of decommissioning (2010-2017). 3H in the INPP vicinity has been studied in the water of artificial channels related to operation of the INPP and site drainage, in natural surface water bodies and, at a smaller scale, in unconfined groundwater...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Jordan B Simpson, Vijai S Thomas, Sabir K Ismaily, Pavel I Muradov, Philip C Noble, Stephen J Incavo
BACKGROUND: Total joint patients are particularly vulnerable to perioperative hypothermia (PH) (combined effects of anesthesia, radiation, and convective heat loss from exposed skin surfaces and cool temperatures in the operating room). There are limited studies on PH in these patients. METHODS: In a retrospective review of 204 patients undergoing primary hip and 179 undergoing primary knee replacement surgeries, time and temperature parameters were collected from the electronic health records from preoperative and postoperative recovery room nursing assessments, intraoperative anesthesia records, and floor nursing notes...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
Kimberly J Nahon, Geerte Hoeke, Leontine E H Bakker, Ingrid M Jazet, Jimmy F P Berbée, Sander Kersten, Patrick C N Rensen, Mariëtte R Boon
BACKGROUND: Cold exposure enhances sympathetic outflow to peripheral tissues, thereby stimulating intracellular lipolysis in white adipose tissue and increasing the lipoprotein lipase-dependent uptake and combustion of triglyceride-derived fatty acids (FAs) by brown adipose tissue. Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) inhibits lipoprotein lipase and can be regulated by cold exposure, at least in mice. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we examined the effect of short-term mild cooling on serum ANGPTL4 levels in healthy lean men of White Caucasian and South Asian descent...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
Zhengchu Tan, Cristian Parisi, Lucy Di Silvio, Daniele Dini, Antonio Elia Forte
Conventional 3D bioprinting allows fabrication of 3D scaffolds for biomedical applications. In this contribution we present a cryogenic 3D printing method able to produce stable 3D structures by utilising the liquid to solid phase change of a composite hydrogel (CH) ink. This is achieved by rapidly cooling the ink solution below its freezing point using solid carbon dioxide (CO2) in an isopropanol bath. The setup was able to successfully create 3D complex geometrical structures, with an average compressive stiffness of O(1) kPa (0...
November 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
Hui C Choo, Kazunori Nosaka, Jeremiah J Peiffer, Mohammed Ihsan, Chris R Abbiss
This review evaluated the effects of precooling via cold water immersion (CWI) and ingestion of ice slurry/slushy or crushed ice (ICE) on endurance performance measures (e.g. time-to-exhaustion and time trials) and psychophysiological parameters (core [Tcore] and skin [Tskin] temperatures, whole body sweat [WBS] response, heart rate [HR], thermal sensation [TS], and perceived exertion [RPE]). Twenty-two studies were included in the meta-analysis based on the following criteria: (i) cooling was performed before exercise with ICE or CWI; (ii) exercise longer than 6 min was performed in ambient temperature ≥26°C; and (iii) crossover study design with a non-cooling passive control condition...
November 26, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
Tanvir Baig, Abdullah Al Amin, Robert J Deissler, Laith Sabri, Charles Poole, Robert W Brown, Michael Tomsic, David Doll, Matthew Rindfleisch, Xuan Peng, Robert Mendris, Ozan Akkus, Michael Sumption, Michael Martens
Conceptual designs of 1.5 and 3.0 T full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnets using conduction cooled MgB2 superconductor are presented. The sizes, locations, and number of turns in the eight coil bundles are determined using optimization methods that minimize the amount of superconducting wire and produce magnetic fields with an inhomogeneity of less than 10 ppm over a 45 cm diameter spherical volume. MgB2 superconducting wire is assessed in terms of the transport, thermal, and mechanical properties for these magnet designs...
April 2017: Superconductor Science & Technology
G Liu, Z-G Li, J-S Gao
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) significantly affects neurodevelopment in infants and is also considered as an important cause of neonatal deaths worldwide. Medical research is being focused worldwide for the development of therapeutic avenues but it is still managed by supportive care. The latest studies in the above field have shown the efficacy of prolonged cooling of neonate's head or whole body at the age of 18 months (approx.) in providing relief from the pathological state of HIE. Moreover, hypothermia is the first reported therapeutic modality that proved beneficial for HIE young patients...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Kenichi Azuma, Koichi Ikeda, Naoki Kagi, U Yanagi, Haruki Osawa
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial and environmental factors at the workplace play a significant role in building-related symptoms (BRSs). Environmental factors change during summer cooling and winter heating using air-conditioning systems. Thus, significant risk factors in each season need to be clarified. METHODS: A nationwide cross-sectional study was conducted during summer in Japan and seasonal differences between summer and winter were evaluated. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to 489 offices...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
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