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Dalili Setila S Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Growth Disorders Research Center, 17 Shahrivar Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Guilan, - - 2014
To investigate the relationship between blood pressure, anthropometric indices and metabolic profile in adolescents. The present cross sectional study was conducted in 1005, 12-y-old junior students referred to 15 urban health centers of Rasht. Samples were recruited randomly and data were collected in a form which consisted of demographic characteristics, ...
Liu Ping P Department of Cardiology, The Second Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
Studies have shown that both cystatin C and metabolic syndrome (MetS) are associated with inflammation. We set out to investigate the correlation between serum cystatin C levels and MetS in the elderly. This prospective study was conducted in 380 elderly individuals, including 135 patients with MetS, 142 patients with metabolic ...
Kim Na Young NY Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine , 50 Yonsei-ro , Seodaemun-gu , Seoul , Korea, Republic of , 120-752 , 82-2-2227-3549 , 82-2-2227-7879 ; - - 2014
Purpose: This study was to evaluate the effect of intraoperative continuous infusion of dexmedetomidine on intraocular pressure in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in the steep Trendelenburg position. Materials and Methods: Sixty-eight patients were randomly divided into two groups. The dexmedetomidine group (Group D, n=34) received a continuous infusion ...
Whiteley Joseph R JR Departments of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, - - 2014
Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP) is becoming an increasingly frequent procedure. Pneumoperitoneum and steep trendelenburg positioning associated with this surgery may increase patient's risk for elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). We conducted a prospective observational trial using ultrasonographic analysis of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) to determine if ICP increased to ...
Ivey K L KL University of Western Australia, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Unit, Australia; Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Despite strong mechanistic data, and promising results from in vitro and animal studies, the ability of probiotic bacteria to improve blood pressure and serum lipid concentrations in humans remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus La5 and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis Bb12, provided ...
Hong Jin-Yong JY Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute o Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, - - 2014
An effective approach to fabricate micropatterned reduced graphene oxide sheets is explored on the basis of the pressure-assisted thermal graphitization as a concept of eco-friendly method. The high pressure can considerably reduce the graphitization temperature and substantially accelerate the kinetics of phase transformation of non-crystalline graphene domain, leading to enhance ...
Mutoh Katsuya K Department of Chemistry, School of Science and Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University, 5-10-1 Fuchinobe, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5258, Japan. - - 2014
The bridged imidazole dimers are some of the attractive fast photochromic compounds which have potential applications to the ophthalmic lenses, real-time hologram and molecular machines. The strategy for expanding their photochromic properties such as the colour variation and tuning the decolouration rates has been vigorously investigated, but the insight into ...
Kadono Yoshifumi Y Department of Integrative Cancer Therapy and Urology, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate continence status and mechanism of urinary incontinence immediately after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) by performing urodynamic evaluation. A total of 87 patients with localized prostate cancer who underwent RARP were included. Filling cystometry, urethral pressure profilometry, and abdominal leak point pressure (ALPP) tests were performed before and immediately ...
Jung Sungmook S School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Institute of Chemical Processes, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151-742, Republic of - - 2014
A novel method to produce porous pressure-sensitive rubber is developed. For the controlled size distribution of embedded micropores, solution-based procedures using reverse micelles are adopted. The piezosensitivity of the pressure sensitive rubber is significantly increased by introducing micropores. Using this method, wearable human-machine interfaces are fabricated, which can be applied ...
Lowenstein Lior L Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate heart rate variability and hemodynamic parameters following steep Trendelenburg positioning during robotic sacrocolpopexy. For 19 women, median age 57 (range: 45-72), blood pressure and ECG were recorded during surgery. From the ECG signals interbeat intervals were used to assess heart rate variability, ...
Chin Ji-Hyun JH Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Republic of ; - - 2014
It is known that the difference between the end-tidal CO2 partial pressure (ETCO2) and the arterial CO2 partial pressure (PaCO2) increased progressively and reached more than 10 mmHg during robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. This increase in the difference between the ETCO2 and the PaCO2 during the surgery provides clinicians with important ...
Yang Jin Kyu JK Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ; Research Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
To assess the plantar pressure distribution during the robotic-assisted walking, guided through normal symmetrical hip and knee physiological kinematic trajectories, with unassisted walking in post-stroke hemiplegic patients. Fifteen hemiplegic stroke patients, who were able to walk a minimum of ten meters independently but with asymmetric gait patterns, were enrolled in ...
Fargier-Voiron Marie M CREATIS, CNRS UMR5220, Inserm U1044, INSA-Lyon, Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, - - 2014
To evaluate the impact of transabdominal probe pressure on prostate positioning with an intramodality ultrasound (US) image-guided-radiotherapy system and to quantify pressure variability over the treatment course. 8 prostate cancer patients (group A) and 17 healthy volunteers underwent 3 consecutive US images with increasing probe pressure levels, and 1 CT ...
Robinson Hayley H Department of Psychological Medicine, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New - - 2013
To investigate the effects of interacting with the companion robot, Paro, on blood pressure and heart rate of older people in a residential care facility. This study used a repeated measures design. Twenty-one residents in rest home and hospital level care had their blood pressure taken three times; before, during ...
Habib Ashraf S AS Department of Anaesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To compare acute normovolemic hemodilution versus low central venous pressure strategy versus conventional fluid management in reducing intraoperative estimated blood loss, hematocrit drop and need for blood transfusion in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy under general anesthesia. Research design and Methods: Patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy under general ...
Oksar Menekse M Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Robotic cystectomy is rapidly becoming a part of the standard surgical repertoire for the treatment of prostate cancer. Our aim was to describe respiratory and hemodynamic challenges and the complications observed in robotic cystectomy patients. Sixteen patients who underwent robotic surgery between December 2009 and January 2011 were prospectively enrolled. ...
Le Brian B Department of Urology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, - - 2013
During robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), clamping of the vascular pedicle before excision of the tumor is the key to minimize blood loss and maintain adequate visualization. Multiple options for hilar control exist, including recently introduced robot-specific bulldog vascular clamps. The relative efficacy of these new ...
Stone Daniel - - 2013
Yields of CH2OO and CH2IO2 from the reaction of CH2I radicals with O2 are reported as a function of total pressure, [N2] and [O2] at T = 295 K using three complementary methods. Results from the three methods are similar, with no observed additional dependence on [O2]. The CH2I + ...
Lewandowski Jacek - - 2013
To assess the influence of carvedilol, an α- and β-blocker, on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and urine flow in hypertensive patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Fifty men were included in this double blind crossover study with placebo. After initial screening, participants were randomized to the carvedilol or the ...
Lee Hee Jong - - 2013
Increased intra-abdominal pressure during laparoscopic surgery causes cephalad displacement of the diaphragm, resulting in the formation of atelectasis, which can be overcome by positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the level of optimal PEEP to maintain adequate arterial oxygenation and hemodynamics during robot-assisted ...
Wadhera Panikar - - 2013
Intra-acinar and peri-acinar pressures in the prostate might be key factors in the evolution of its zonal morphology and the pathogenesis of BPH and cancer. Herein, I hypothesize that intra-acinar pressures lead to a decrease in apoptosis by distending or stretching acinar epithelium and its surrounding stroma. Increased prostatic smooth ...
Cho Ahra - - 2013
Cationic dextrins were prepared through substitution reaction of dextrin with low and high addition levels of 2,3-epoxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride (ETMAC), respectively. Conventional cationization reactions were carried out for 5h under continued stirring. UHP-assisted cationization reactions were conducted at three pressurization levels of 100, 300 and 500MPa for a pressure holding time ...
Shin Kyoung-Hwan - - 2013
An effective approach to fabricate graphene-based conductive films is explored on the basis of the pressure-assisted reduction technique.
Gwilliam J C - - 2013
Development of tactile displays to enhance palpation of lumps during robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery is challenging due to size and weight constraints, motivating a pneumatic actuation strategy. This work describes the quantitative and psychophysical assessment of an air-jet tactile display that creates a lump percept by directing pressurized air through ...
Persano Luana - - 2013
Multifunctional capability, flexible design, rugged lightweight construction and self-powered operation are desired attributes for electronics that directly interface with the human body or with advanced robotic systems. For these applications, piezoelectric materials, in forms that offer the ability to bend and stretch, are attractive for pressure/force sensors and mechanical energy ...
Eichelberger Schafer L - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccines are effective in protecting against illness and death caused by this seasonal pathogen. The potency of influenza vaccines is measured by single radial immunodiffusion (SRID) assay that quantifies antigenic forms of hemagglutinin (HA). Hydrostatic pressure results in loss of binding of influenza virus to red blood cells, ...
Kadono Yoshifumi - - 2013
Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) requires a steep Trendelenburg position and CO2 pneumoperitoneum for several hours to secure the surgical visual field. The present study was performed to investigate the influence of each angle of Trendelenburg position during RALP on cardiovascular and respiratory homeostasis. Forty-seven ASA physical status 1 and ...
Wille Sebastian - - 2013
Abstract Objective. The aim of the analysis was to measure the pressure-flow urodynamic changes following GreenLight(™) laser vaporization of the prostate based on pressure-flow studies. Material and methods. Sixty-two patients suffering from voiding dysfunction due to lower urinary tract symptoms underwent potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser vaporization. A pressure-flow study ...
Donati Marco - - 2013
We present a sensor technology for the measure of the physical human-robot interaction pressure developed in the last years at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. The system is composed of flexible matrices of opto-electronic sensors covered by a soft silicone cover. This sensory system is completely modular and scalable, allowing one to ...
Schwartz Gregor - - 2013
Flexible pressure sensors are essential parts of an electronic skin to allow future biomedical prostheses and robots to naturally interact with humans and the environment. Mobile biomonitoring in long-term medical diagnostics is another attractive application for these sensors. Here we report the fabrication of flexible pressure-sensitive organic thin film transistors ...
Vishniakou Siarhei S 1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California - San Diego, CA 92093 - - 2013
We report the electronic recording of the touch contact and pressure using an active matrix pressure sensor array made of transparent zinc oxide thin-film transistors and tactile feedback display using an array of diaphragm actuators made of an interpenetrating polymer elastomer network. Digital replay, editing and manipulation of the recorded ...
Nicholson Wayne L - - 2013
The ability of terrestrial microorganisms to grow in the near-surface environment of Mars is of importance to the search for life and protection of that planet from forward contamination by human and robotic exploration. Because most water on present-day Mars is frozen in the regolith, permafrosts are considered to be ...
Martinez Ramses V - - 2012
Soft robotic tentacles that move in three dimensions upon pressurization are fabricated by composing flexible elastomers with different tensile strengths using soft lithographic molding. These actuators are able to grip complex shapes and manipulate delicate objects. Embedding functional components into these actuators (for example, a needle for delivering fluid, a ...
Garden J-L - - 2012
The thermodynamic treatment of the glass transition remains an issue of intense debate. When associated with the formalism of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, the lattice-hole theory of liquids can provide new insight in this direction, as has been shown by Schmelzer and Gutzow [J. Chem. Phys. 125, 184511 (2006)], by Möller et ...
Orth Dominic D a School of Human Movement Studies , Queensland University of Technology , Brisbane , - - 2014
Abstract This study evaluated effects of defensive pressure on running velocity in footballers during the approach to kick a stationary football. Approach velocity and ball speed/accuracy data were recorded from eight football youth academy participants (15.25, SD=0.46 yrs). Participants were required to run to a football to cross it to ...
Staffieri Francesco - - 2012
In the presence of increased chest wall elastance, the airway pressure does not reflect the lung-distending (transpulmonary) pressure. To compare the physiological effects of a conventional open lung approach titrated for an end-inspiratory airway opening plateau pressure (30 cm H2O) with a transpulmonary open lung approach titrated for a elastance-derived ...
Darlong Vanlal - - 2012
Effect on hemodynamic changes and experience of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP) in steep Trendelenburg position (45°) with high-pressure CO(2) pneumoperitoneum is very limited. Therefore, we planned this prospective clinical trial to study the effect of steep Tredelenburg position with high-pressure CO(2) pneumoperitoneum on hemodynamic parameters in a patient undergoing ...
Bai Ming - - 2012
The shape of wings can be a good predictor of adaptations to different selective pressures and the value of wing features in taxonomy and phylogeny has long been recognized. In our investigation of the hind wing evolution of dung beetles (Scarabaeinae) we use geometric morphometrics combined with a cladistic approach. ...
de Croon G C H E - - 2012
One of the major challenges in robotics is to develop a fly-like robot that can autonomously fly around in unknown environments. In this paper, we discuss the current state of the DelFly project, in which we follow a top-down approach to ever smaller and more autonomous ornithopters. The presented findings ...
Carnevale Daniela - - 2012
In the last decade, several studies have characterized a number of cellular and molecular mechanisms contributing to the regulation of vascular myogenic response, thus affecting blood pressure regulation. More recent data, have recently identified phosphoinositide 3-kinase γ (PI3Kγ) as a main regulator of vascular myogenic tone and blood pressure, a ...
Moquin Keith F - - 2012
Carbon fiber microelectrodes are widely used for electrochemical monitoring in the intact brain. The local delivery of reagents to the recording site is often desirable. The approach of co-implanting a micropipette near the microelectrode presents some limitations that are overcome by the use of double-barreled devices. One barrel supports the ...
Bolumar Tomas - - 2012
The kinetics of the formation of radicals in meat by high pressure processing (HPP) has been described for the first time. A threshold for the radicals to form at 400MPa at 25°C and at 500MPa at 5°C has been found. Above this threshold, an increased formation of radicals was observed ...
Huang Baohua - - 2012
For increasing oil production, it is necessary to inject water into formations continuously during the oil field development. If the injection pressures are not controlled in a proper range according to in-situ stresses, it can lead to a serious imbalance of horizontal geostresses around the borehole and a higher reservoir ...
Schlaich Markus P - - 2012
Denervating the human kidney to improve blood pressure control is an old therapeutic concept first applied on a larger scale by surgeons in the 1920s. With the advent of modern pharmacology and the development of powerful drugs to lower blood pressure, approaches to directly target the sympathetic nerves were more ...
Lyżwa Dawid - - 2012
An organocatalytic Friedel-Crafts alkylation of indoles with α,β-unsaturated ketones was found to be efficiently accelerated under high-pressure conditions with a low loading of chiral primary amine salts with good yield and enantioselectivity up to 90%. This approach also allows, for the first time, selected indole derivatives containing quaternary stereogenic centers ...
Krupska Aldona A Institute of Molecular Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Mariana Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznań, - - 2012
The influence of heating time and pressurizing time under pressure of 1GPa on radicals generation in potato starch polymer was investigated by EPR. Potato starch was heated at two temperatures: 413±2K (140°C) and 473±2K (200°C) for 15, 30, 60, 120, 180, 240, 270 and 300min and subdued to pressurizing under ...
Grassi Guido - - 2012
In the past few years, 2 new procedures have been developed for the treatment of resistant hypertension: electrical stimulation of carotid baroreceptors and catheter-based renal denervation. Both of these procedures have a solid pathophysiological background, which is based on the evidence that carotid baroreceptors and renal nerves are involved in ...
Kim Hoon Yub - - 2012
Currently, data are not available concerning a safe insufflation pressure that provides a proper view of the surgical field without adverse metabolic and hemodynamic changes in humans undergoing the robot-assisted thyroidectomy bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) using the da Vinci robotic surgical system. The purpose of this study was to determine ...
Ceylan Cagatay - - 2011
The effect of high hydrostatic pressure application on fetal bovine serum components and the model microorganism (Bovine Viral Diarrheavirus type 1 NADL strain) was studied at 132 and 220MPa pressure for 5min at 25°C. Protein secondary structures were found to be unaffected by an artificial neural network application on the ...
Large Jenny - - 2011
This article describes the development of a pressure ulcer prevention strategy, with the aim of establishing if the implementation of best practice would impact on the incidence of pressure ulcers in a healthcare setting. The strategy was piloted in a large 78-bedded nursing home. A full audit of the patients' ...
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