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Proquitté Hans H Department of Neonatology, Charité University Medical Center, Charitéplatz 1, 10117, Berlin, - - 2014
In ventilated preterm infants the flow sensor contributes significantly to the total apparatus dead space, which may impair gas exchange. The aim of the study was to quantify to which extent a dead space reduced Kolobow tube (KB) without flow sensor improves the gas exchange compared with a conventional ventilator ...
Longest P Worth - - 2013
Patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation with an endotracheal tube (ETT) can often benefit from pharmaceutical aerosols; however, drug delivery through the ventilation circuit is known to be very inefficient. The objective of this study was to improve the delivery of aerosol through an invasive mechanical ventilation system by redesigning circuit ...
Guimarães Fernando S - - 2013
Expiratory rib cage compression (ERCC) has been empirically used by the physiotherapists with the rationale of improving expiratory flows and, therefore, the airway clearance in mechanically ventilated patients. This study aimed at evaluating the acute mechanical effects and sputum clearance of an ERCC protocol in ventilated patients with pulmonary infection. ...
Kheir Fayez - - 2013
The rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) has the best predictive value to assess readiness for weaning from mechanical ventilation. At many institutions, this index is conveniently measured without disconnecting the patient from the ventilator, but this method may be inaccurate. Because modern ventilators have a base flow in the flow ...
Heinrich Erica C - - 2013
Insects exchange respiratory gases via an extensive network of tracheal vessels that open to the surface of the body through spiracular valves. Although gas exchange is known to increase with the opening of these spiracles, it is not clear how this event relates to gas flow through the tracheal system. ...
Ax M - - 2013
Recently we challenged the view that arterial desaturation during hypergravity is caused by redistribution of blood flow to dependent lung regions by demonstrating a paradoxical redistribution of blood flow towards non-dependent regions. We have now quantified regional ventilation in 10 healthy supine volunteers at normal and three times normal gravity ...
Lian Jin Xiong - - 2013
This article focuses on translating arterial blood gas information into clinical benefits, with 3 case scenarios that focus on using arterial blood gases to manage mechanical ventilation.
Mackelprang Rebecca - - 2013
Unidirectional, continuous airflow through the avian lung is achieved through an elaborate air sac system with a sequential, posterior to anterior ventilation pattern. This classical model was established through various approaches spanning passively ventilated systems to mass spec analysis of tracer gas flow into various air sacs during spontaneous breathing ...
Davies Mark W - - 2013
AIMS: Perfluorocarbon administration increases cerebral blood flow. This can be mitigated by preventing a rise in carbon dioxide by adjusting pressure-controlled ventilation. Volume-controlled ventilation should prevent increases in arterial carbon dioxide and cerebral blood flow. This study aims to determine if cerebral blood flow is increased during administration of 10 mL/kg ...
Longest P Worth - - 2013
Aerosol delivery efficiency during noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is known to be low (~10%) and is associated with poor outcomes of aerosol therapy. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the benefit of redesigning ventilation circuit components using a streamlining approach to improve aerosol delivery during nasal high flow therapy ...
Redlin Matthias - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Recently we suggested a comprehensive blood-sparing approach in pediatric cardiac surgery that resulted in no transfusion in 71 infants (25%), postoperative transfusion only in 68 (24%), and intraoperative transfusion in 149 (52%). We analyzed the effects of transfusion on postoperative morbidity and mortality in the same cohort of patients. ...
Nowak Andreas - - 2012
Background: To determine the suitability of different superimposed high-frequency jet ventilation (SHFJV) application methods during tracheal bleeding. Objective: To determine the effect of SHFJV on the aspiration of blood during tracheal bleeding. Methods: A test lung was ventilated using SHFJV via a rigid endoscope, a jet laryngoscope and a 4-lumen ...
Faulkner Stuart D - - 2012
CONTEXT: The clinical applications of xenon for the neonate include both anaesthesia and neuroprotection. However, due to the limited natural availability of xenon, special equipment is required to administer and recapture the gas to develop xenon as a therapeutic agent. OBJECTIVE: In order to test the xenon recirculating ventilator for ...
Agerson Ashley N - - 2012
Unintentional dural puncture is a source of significant morbidity in obstetric patients undergoing neuraxial anesthesia. In this focused review, we discuss the use of a prophylactic epidural blood patch to prevent postdural puncture headache, particularly as it relates to the obstetric population. Although epidural blood patch is thought to be ...
Ghaleb Ahmed - - 2012
Since August Bier reported the first case in 1898, post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) has been a problem for patients following dural puncture. Clinical and laboratory research over the last 30 years has shown that use of smaller-gauge needles, particularly of the pencil-point design, are associated with a lower risk of ...
Kosaka Ryo - - 2011
In order to monitor the condition of patients with implantable left ventricular assist systems (LVAS), it is important to measure pump flow rate continuously and noninvasively. However, it is difficult to measure the pump flow rate, especially in an implantable axial flow blood pump, because the power consumption has neither ...
Glezer Ari - - 2011
Aerodynamic flow control effected by interactions of surface-mounted synthetic (zero net mass flux) jet actuators with a local cross flow is reviewed. These jets are formed by the advection and interactions of trains of discrete vortical structures that are formed entirely from the fluid of the embedding flow system, and ...
Lucking Andrew J - - 2011
Background- In controlled human exposure studies, diesel engine exhaust inhalation impairs vascular function and enhances thrombus formation. The aim of the present study was to establish whether an exhaust particle trap could prevent these adverse cardiovascular effects in men. Methods and Results- Nineteen healthy volunteers (mean age, 25±3 years) were ...
Darquenne C - - 2011
Most previous computational studies on aerosol transport in models of the central airways of the human lung have focused on deposition, rather than transport of particles through these airways to the subtended lung regions. Using a model of the bronchial tree extending from the trachea to the segmental bronchi (J ...
Lange Matthias M Department of Anesthesiology, Investigational Intensive Care Unit, The University of Texas Medical Branch and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TX, USA. - - 2011
Acute lung injury secondary to smoke inhalation is a major source of morbidity and mortality in burn patients. We tested the hypothesis that nebulized epinephrine would ameliorate pulmonary dysfunction secondary to acute lung injury by reducing airway hyperemia and edema formation and mediating bronchodilatation in an established, large animal model ...
Seccia Teresa M - - 2011
Context: The assessment of selectivity of blood sampling is a fundamental step for a proper interpretation of the results of adrenal vein sampling (AVS), which is a "must" for identifying the surgically curable subtypes of primary aldosteronism. However, uncertainties remain on how to best achieve this goal. Objective: The aim ...
Kanabuchi Kazuo - - 2011
Inhalation therapy using the dry powder inhaler (DPI) is now the first choice for obstructive pulmonary diseases. We previously measured relationships between inspiratory pressure (PI) and flow rate of almost all of the DPIs available in Japan, and described an importance of inspiratory efforts. In the present study, we further ...
Waller-Wise Renece - - 2011
Umbilical cord blood was once thought of as a waste product. Now, years after the first successful umbilical cord blood transplant, more families seek information about whether or not to save their newborn's cord blood. Childbirth educators may be one of the main sources that an expectant family depends on ...
Frank Joy - - 2011
Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) remains an important component of diabetes management, engendering a need for affordable blood glucose (BG) meters that are accurate, precise, and convenient. The CONTOUR® TS is a BG meter that endeavors to meet this need. It uses glucose dehydrogenase/flavin dinucleotide chemistry, automatic test strip calibration, ...
Lubberink Mark - - 2011
The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of oxygen extraction fraction (OEF) measurements using a dynamic scan protocol after bolus inhalation of 15O2. The method of analysis was optimized by investigating potential reuse of myocardial blood flow (MBF), perfusable tissue fraction, and blood and lung spillover factors ...
Wei Mu-Xin - - 2010
To determine the effect of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) on left gastric artery (LGA) flow and to unveil the structural or functional important sites that may be critical for discrimination of different receptor subtypes. Peptides, including PACAP-27, PACAP-38, amino acid substituted PACAP-27 and C-terminus truncated analogues PACAP (27-38), were ...
Denison David - - 2011
The nature of blood aerosols produced in physiological studies of an upright subject expiring small volumes through straws, spitting and mouthing sounds, and a semi-prone subject spitting through a bloody mouth or snorting through a single nasal orifice and by a simplified physical model of the respiratory system were investigated. ...
Kelley Colleen F - - 2010
To examine the persistence of compartmentalized HIV drug resistance mutations (DRM) over time in the female genital tract and its effect on pol gene divergence compared to that in blood. Longitudinal cohort of 22 antiretroviral-experienced women in the Emory Vaginal Ecology study. Blood and vaginal secretions were collected at serial ...
Klijn Eva - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage and stricture formation remain an important surgical challenge after esophagectomy with gastric tube reconstruction for cancer of the esophagus. The perfusion of the anastomotic site at the proximal site of the gastric tube depends exclusively on the microcirculation, making it susceptible to hypoperfusion. We hypothesized that increasing ...
De Bruin A F J - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Chronic smoking adversely affects peripheral vasculature. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of chronic cigarette smoking on rectal microvascular blood flow. METHODS: Rectal mucosal blood flow (MBF) was measured in 80 subjects (44 smokers and 36 non-smokers). The MBF was measured in the four ...
Kiely Elizabeth - - 2009
The case presented is of a 49-year-old white male decedent who admitted to oral ingestion of methamphetamine. He believed he was being followed by the police while walking his daughter to school in the morning and swallowed the "8-ball of meth," which is known to be one-eighth of an ounce ...
Miele Lino F - - 2009
In the normal murine mucosal plexus, blood flow is generally smooth and continuous. In inflammatory conditions, such as chemically-induced murine colitis, the mucosal plexus demonstrates markedly abnormal flow patterns. The inflamed mucosal plexus is associated with widely variable blood flow velocity as well as discontinuous and even bidirectional flow. To ...
Maruyama Hitoshi - - 2010
PURPOSE: Hemodynamic features associated with the bleeding from gastric fundal varices (FV) have not been fully examined. The purpose of this study was to elucidate hemodynamics in the short gastric vein (SGV) which is a major inflow route for FV and flow direction of the splenic vein (SV) in relation ...
Okugawa H - - 2009
The aim of this study was to elucidate the relationship between the therapeutic effect of balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO) and haemodynamic features in the short gastric vein (SGV) in patients with gastric fundal varices (GV). The subjects in this retrospective cohort study comprised 34 patients who had moderate- or ...
Gomes Andrew J - - 2009
Endoscopic examination has proven effective in both detecting and preventing colorectal cancer; however, only about a quarter of eligible patients undergo screening. Even if the compliance rate increased, limited endoscopic capacity and cost would be prohibitive. There is a need for an accurate method to target colonoscopy to those most ...
Henriksnäs Johanna - - 2009
AIM: To investigate the mechanisms underlying the reduction in gastric blood flow induced by a luminal water extract of Helicobacter pylori (HPE). METHODS: The stomachs of isoflurane-anesthetized mice were exteriorized, and the mucosal surface exposed. Blood flow was measured with the laser-Doppler technique, and systemic arterial blood pressure monitored. C57BL/6 ...
van Wijk Michiel P - - 2009
Recently, multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII) was added to the repertoire of tests available to study esophageal (patho)physiology in children. MII has since been used in 2 major areas. First, it has been used as a diagnostic test for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The main advantage over traditional pH monitoring is ...
Tsuda Akira - - 2009
Rhythmic changes in blood flow direction have been described in the mucosal plexus of mice with acute colitis. In this report, we studied mice with acute colitis induced either by dextran sodium sulfate or by trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid. Both forms of colitis were associated with blood flow oscillations as documented by ...
West A Brian - - 2008
Diverticulosis of the left colon is an acquired condition that is associated with aging. The diverticula arise at the points of penetration of the circular layer of the muscularis propria by the blood vessels supplying the submucosa and mucosa. They are outpouchings of mucosa invested by wisps of muscularis mucosae, ...
Kameyama Kimiko - - 2008
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to investigate the influences of nasal pretreatment with a mixed solution of epinephrine and lidocaine (E-L pretreatment) on the systemic hemodynamics and the mucosa of the inferior nasal concha, which is carried out for expansion of the nasal cavity and the prevention of mucosal injury before ...
França Cynthia M - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of laser phototherapy as preventive and therapeutic regime on induced-oral mucositis in hamsters. DESIGN: The animals were divided into four groups: preventive cryotherapy, preventive laser, therapeutic laser and therapeutic control group. Mucositis was induced in hamsters by intraperitoneal injection ...
Punke John P - - 2008
To evaluate the in vivo effects of firocoxib, meloxicam, and tepoxalin on prostaglandin (PG) and leukotriene production in duodenal mucosa and other target tissues in dogs with chronic osteoarthritis (OA). 8 dogs with chronic, unilateral OA of the stifle joint. In a crossover design, each dog received placebo (no treatment), ...
Lapierre H - - 2008
The distribution of (15)N in AA during [(15)N]Leu infusion and its impact on the estimation of endogenous nitrogen (EN) flows in dairy cows was evaluated in 4 lactating cows equipped with ruminal, duodenal (n = 4), and ileal (n = 2) cannulae fed a silage-based diet during a 35-d experimental ...
Leung Felix W - - 2008
The use of reflectance spectrophotometry (RS) for mucosal hemodynamic measurement relies on the recognition of changes in indexes of mucosal hemoglobin concentration and oxygen saturation. Endoscopic application in clinical studies has confirmed important observations demonstrated in animal experiments. The vasoconstriction induced by propranolol, vasopressin, glypressin, or somatostatin in the portal ...
Polyak M M R - - 2008
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: Several therapeutic agents have been tested in models of ischaemia and reperfusion injury (IRI) in equine jejunum, with mixed results. This study was based on the use of an organ perfusion solution (OPS) designed to protect human allografts from IRI. HYPOTHESIS: A modified OPS can preserve ...
Yan B M - - 2008
Endocytoscopy (ECS) is a new technology that enables endoscopists to visualize gastrointestinal mucosa at the cellular level. This reported case demonstrates the ability to visualize real-time blood flow utilizing ECS. Methylene blue dye was sprayed onto normal rectal mucosa during a routine screening colonoscopy of an asymptomatic patient. High-magnification views ...
Mawdsley Joel E - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Hypnotherapy is effective in several diseases with a psychosomatic component. Our aim was to study the effects of one session of hypnosis on the systemic and rectal mucosal inflammatory responses in patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: In total, 17 patients with active UC underwent a 50-min session ...
Wu Keng-Liang - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Ginger has been reported to improve upper gastrointestinal symptoms. Little information about the effects of ginger on gastric motor function, exists, however. Our aim was to investigate the effects of ginger on gastric emptying, antral motility, proximal gastric dimensions, and postprandial symptoms. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy volunteers were studied twice ...
Bludau M - - 2008
Anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy and esophagogastrostomy depends on the vascularization of the gastric conduit. So far, no adequate methods are available to monitor postoperatively mucosal microcirculation of the gastric conduit. The aim of this experimental study was to assess a recently developed microprobe with a microlight-guide spectrophotometer (O2C, Fa. LEA ...
Li W G - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the morphologic changes in the hepatohilar peribiliary vascular plexus (PVP) and the pathology of the bile duct walls after cessation of hepatic artery blood supply in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sprague-Dawley (SD) experimental mice were randomly divided into a control and ...
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