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Tucker Stacey - - 2011
PURPOSE: Despite routine use, clinical tests used to diagnose subacromial impingement often display poor diagnostic accuracy. A lack of anatomical validity may contribute to the poor diagnostic accuracy. The current study aimed to examine the anatomical validity of measuring subacromial pressure in the Hawkins-Kennedy impingement test in a cadaveric shoulder. ...
Montazeri Kamran - - 2011
We carried out this study to compare the efficacy of oral gabapentin and clonidine premedication for controlling the pressor responses to laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation. In this double-blind clinical trial, ninety-six patients were randomly allocated to one of three groups according to the agents to be used before the induction ...
Lescot Thomas - - 2011
PURPOSE: To evaluate the in vivo accuracy of the new Pressio(®) device for intraparenchymal monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) versus the Codman(®) device and intraventricular measurement external ventricular drainage (EVD). METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively for 30 consecutive patients admitted into a 25-bed neurosurgical intensive care unit of a university ...
Faraji Farhoud - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:: To elucidate the usefulness of clinical orthostatic blood pressure testing (COBP) as a screening tool for autonomic dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN:: In this retrospective case review, the records of 156 consecutive patients with nonotologic dizziness as the primary complaint seen in an academic neurotology clinic between 2005 and 2009 were ...
Masiero Serena - - 2011
To determine the accuracy of the large-extra large-sized (L-XL) cuff (32-52 cm) coupled to a Microlife WatchBP Office ABI blood pressure measuring device tested according to the requirements of the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension. The L-XL cuff tested in this study is designed to provide accurate ...
Lin Cheng-Feng - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Ballet movements require a limited base of support; thus, ballet dancers require a high level of postural control. However, postural stability in ballet dancers is still unclear and needs to be understood. PURPOSE: To evaluate ballet dancers' postural stability in performing single-leg standing, the en pointe task, and the ...
Bulut Nebahat Gulcu - - 2011
In this prospective study we aimed at examining the effects of pneumatic tourniquet on intraocular pressure during elective knee surgery. Twenty patients undergoing elective knee surgery under general anesthesia with tracheal intubation were inluded the study. Anesthesia was induced with pentothal, rocuronium and fentanyl, then maintained with sevoflurane and nitrous ...
Li Xinyu - - 2011
In order to explore the difference of intraocular pressure (IOP) at different points of cornea before and after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), IOP was measured by Tono-Pen Tonometer at central cornea, pericentral cornea and limbus respectively and analyzed statistically. After LASIK, IOP was dropped significantly at central cornea and ...
Riedel W - - 2011
A device was developed allowing to generate simulated human blood pressure signals for the purpose of testing the performance of automated noninvasive sphygmomanometers. The apparatus reproducibly generates blood-pressure oscillations synthesized from prerecorded measurements on human subjects. These real-life data allow for a much better evaluation of the accuracy of blood-pressure ...
Vieira Francisco Ubaldo FU - - 2011
This study aims at the influence on hemolysis of the differences between the maximum and minimum amplitudes of pressure in the outlet of three roller pump models adjusted by dynamic calibration method. Tests were performed with silicone tubes (½ × 3/16 inches) in fluid analogous to blood and fresh bovine ...
Naguib Aymen N - - 2011
The head-upright tilt-table test is an important tool for the diagnosis of vasodepressor or neurocardiogenic syncope. The use of noninvasive near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) monitoring and bispectral index (BIS) monitoring during these cases can add another tool to the real-time monitoring and aid in their diagnosis. The authors report their experience ...
Castro-Sánchez Adelaida María - - 2011
The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of connective tissue massage to improve blood circulation and intermittent claudication symptoms in type 2 diabetic patients. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial was undertaken. Ninety-eight type 2 diabetes patients with stage I or II-a peripheral arterial disease (PAD) (Leriche-Fontaine classification) were ...
Hussein Mohamed Hamed - - 2011
We aimed to study the changes in cytokines, oxidative mediators, and pulmonary blood pressure in a neonatal sepsis model when applying an extracorporeal circuit (ECC). Of 28 anesthetized and mechanically ventilated 3-day-old piglets, 14 underwent cecal ligation and perforation (CLP), of which 7 underwent ECC for 3 h from 3 ...
Maghsoudloo Maziyar - - 2011
The administration of opioids during induction of general anesthesia is a matter of challenge in obstetric anesthesia. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of intravenous fentanyl before induction of general anesthesia on the"1st and 5th minutes' Apgar scores" in neonates with elective cesarean surgery. In a ...
Stewart Kelley C - - 2011
this study evaluated early diastolic filling dynamics using a semiautomated objective analysis of filling velocities obtained from color M-mode echocardiography. diastolic function can be evaluated from color M-mode echocardiography by measuring the early diastolic flow propagation velocity (Vp) from the slope of a single linear approximation of an isovelocity contour. ...
Jeon Y-S - - 2011
Postoperative pharyngolaryngeal complications (PPLC) occur during anaesthesia due to increased cuff pressure following the insertion of laryngeal mask airways. The use of a pressure regulator to prevent PPLC was evaluated in a prospective, randomized study. Sixty patients scheduled to receive general anaesthesia were randomly assigned to two equal groups of ...
Akintimoye M O - - 2011
Inhalational induction with Halothane is commonly used for anaesthesia in children. Its drawbacks include bradycardia and hypotension. Intravenous propofol has recently challenged this position. This study sought to compare duration of and cardiovascular changes at induction of anaesthesia in children. Sixty ASA I and II children aged 1- 7 years ...
Najafi Atabak - - 2011
To compare intubating conditions and hemodynamic changes between Bonfils Intubation Fiberscope and Macintosh laryngoscopy without administering neuromuscular blocking drugs (NMBDs). In this randomized controlled trial,80 male and female patients, scheduled for elective surgery, aged 15 to 60 years, ASA class II or I, non-obese, non smokers, without anticipated difficult intubation; ...
Hubbell John A E - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of 0.5 fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO₂) and >0.95 FiO₂ on pulmonary gas exchange, shunt fraction and oxygen delivery (DO₂) in dorsally recumbent horses during inhalant anesthesia. The use of 0.5 FiO₂ has the potential to reduce absorption atelectasis (compared ...
Wu Tsokuang - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of high-density foam (HDF) pads versus viscoelastic polymer (VP) pads in the prevention of pressure ulcer formation during spinal surgery and their cost-effectiveness. Subjects were 30 patients who underwent spinal surgery for more than 3 hr in a prone position. ...
Chen Ying - - 2010
The concentration-response and time-response relationships of lipid emulsions used to reverse bupivacaine-induced asystole are poorly defined. Concentration response across a range of lipid concentrations (0-16%) to reverse bupivacaine-induced asystole were observed using isolated rat heart Langendorff preparation. Cardiac function parameters were recorded during infusion. Concentrations of bupivacaine in myocardial tissue ...
Laugesen Jakob L - - 2011
The functional units of the kidney, called nephrons, utilize mechanisms that allow the individual nephron to regulate the incoming blood flow in response to fluctuations in the arterial pressure. This regulation tends to be unstable and to generate self-sustained oscillations, period-doubling bifurcations, mode-locking and other nonlinear dynamic phenomena in the ...
Beck Carmem Cristina - - 2011
Hypertension is related to increased body fat, which can be evaluated by anthropometric indicators. To determine the predictive power of anthropometric indicators and establish their cutoff points as discriminators of high blood pressure. Cross-sectional study with a sample of 660 adolescents aged 14 to 19 including 51.9% girls. We considered ...
Derby Richard - - 2011
The study compares the rate of positive discograms using an automated versus a manual pressure-controlled injection devise and compares the pressure and volume values at various pressures and initial evoked pain and 6/10 or greater evoked pain. A retrospective study prospectively collected patient study data used in a prior prospective ...
Yu Wenbin - - 2011
The operative cavity during endoscopic thyroidectomy is maintained mainly by CO(2) insufflation. We designed this study to explore the effects of CO(2) insufflation on the cerebrum during endoscopic thyroidectomy in a porcine model. Twelve Chinese minipigs were randomly divided into four groups. Group A underwent traditional thyroidectomy and served as ...
Takata Munehisa - - 2011
This study applied a computer-controlled mechanical stapler to vascular end-to-end anastomosis to achieve an automatic aortic anastomosis between the aorta and an artificial graft. In this experimental study, we created a mechanical end-to-end anastomotic model and assessed the strength of the anastomotic site under high pressure. We used a computer-controlled ...
Heilborn Carlos - - 2010
Recent studies have shown that the apical negative-pressure irrigation system EndoVac (Discus Dental) produces better disinfection and cleanliness at the apical third of root canals than current irrigation methods using positive pressure. The aim of this histologic study was to compare the EndoVac system at two different exposure times to ...
Goto Tatenobu - - 2010
To evaluate effects of endothelin receptor antagonist ETR-P1/fl in a neonatal sepsis model. Eighteen anesthetized and mechanically ventilated 3-day-old piglets were divided into three groups. Six piglets received cecal ligation and perforation (CLP group). Six piglets were administrated a continuous infusion of ETR-P1/fl (0.05 mg/kg/h), an antisense homology box-derived peptide ...
Bingener Juliane - - 2011
A previous porcine study showed a significant difference in heart rate and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) between natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and laparoscopy. This study evaluated the hemodynamics during endoscopy, laparoscopy, and transluminal access. For this study, 37 female swine were randomized and invasively monitored in terms of ...
Habib Sabeen - - 2011
Prenatal programming by maternal dietary protein deprivation and prenatal dexamethasone result in a reduction in nephron number and hypertension when the offspring are studied as adults. To determine whether prenatal dietary protein deprivation results in a reduction in nephron number and hypertension in offspring by exposure to maternal glucocorticoids, we ...
Li Zhao-Feng - - 2010
Obestatin, encoded by the same gene as ghrelin, was first described as a physiological opponent of ghrelin. We investigated fasting plasma ghrelin and obestatin levels and ratio of ghrelin to obestatin in humans with untreated mild-to-moderate hypertension and humans with normal blood pressure. We found that the plasma concentration of ...
Barutçuoglu Burcu - - 2010
Diastolic dysfunction (DD) results in increased cardiovascular risk in hypertensives. We studied the performance of N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in detecting DD. 241 hypertensive patients admitted to cardiology polyclinics were included in this study. They were grouped according to the presence of DD. Group 1: Essential hypertensive patients without ...
Duarte Daniella R - - 2010
To investigate the effect of lisinopril on cardiac remodeling induced by smoking. Rats were allocated into 3 groups: group CON (n=8): control; group CSE (n=8): cigarette smoke exposure; group CSE-LIS (n=8): exposed to tobacco smoke and treated with lisinopril. After 2 months, the tail systolic pressure was lower in CSE-LIS ...
Knösel Michael - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to quantify the impact of oral screen (OS) application on intra-oral pressure characteristics in three malocclusion groups. Fifty-six randomly recruited participants (26 males and 30 females) who met the inclusion criteria of either an Angle Class I occlusal relationships or Angle Class II1 or ...
Brady Ken M - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The limits of cerebral blood flow-pressure autoregulation have not been adequately defined for pediatric patients. Mean arterial blood pressure below these limits might contribute to brain injury during cardiac surgery. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess a novel method of determining the lower limits ...
Anley Cameron - - 2011
Objective To investigate which of two commonly used treatment protocols for exercise-associated postural hypotension (EAPH) resulted in earlier discharge from the medical facility. Methods This randomised clinical field trial was undertaken at two Ironman Triathlon competitions and one ultra-distance footrace. All collapsed athletes admitted to the medical facilities were considered ...
Candy Lai Hoi Yan - - 2010
This study aimed to investigate the effect of different pressure magnitudes on treatment outcomes of hypertrophic scars, and determine pressure loss over time. A randomized clinical trial was adopted. 53 hypertrophic scar samples from 17 Chinese participants were recruited and randomly assigned into a high pressure group (20-25 mmHg) and ...
Hisagi Motoyuki M Division of Therapeutic Strategy for Heart Failure, Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8655, Japan. - - 2010
Pre-clotting has been applied to a vascular prosthesis with high permeability (non-sealed graft). In this study, conventional pre-clotting methods were compared with our novel method, which keeps high-yield optimization of hemostasis, the KYO method. Fibrinogen solution (A) and thrombin solution (B) of fibrin glue (Beriplast P Combi-Set(®)) were applied to ...
Zhang R - - 2010
AIM: Reducing lung injury during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is important for patients' recovery. The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of pulmonary artery perfusion pressure on the extent of lung injury during CPB in an animal model. METHODS: Twenty healthy mongrel dogs were randomly divided into four groups, ...
Hsiu Hsin - - 2010
In the present study, laser Doppler measurement was used to quantitatively investigate the microcirculatory effects of contact pressure stimulation (PS) underneath the Hoku acupoint and its nearby nonacupoint, to improve the understanding of the mechanisms underlying acupressure therapy. A control group (no PS applied) and three experimental groups with different ...
Han Yi - - 2011
The aim of this study was to study the effects of norepinephrine (NE)-induced hypertension (HT) on renal biochemistry, enzymology, and morphology after restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in swine. After 4 minutes of ventricular fibrillation, standard CPR was carried out. The survivors were then divided into ...
Taslan Sinem - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To describe tongue pressure changes before, during, and after crib appliance therapy in mixed dentition open bite cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A crib appliance was applied to each of the 13 patients in the study group. The control group consisted of six patients. Tongue pressures were measured using a ...
Ji Bingyang - - 2010
BACKGROUND: It is well documented that trans-membrane pressure drop (TMPD) of hollow-fiber membrane oxygenators (HFMO) may lead to hemolysis, damage to platelets, and systemic inflammatory response. The purpose of this study was to evaluate five commercially available adult oxygenators in terms of pressure drop during normothermic and hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass ...
Magen Eli - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) and complement C3 are involved in the pathophysiology of arterial hypertension. C3a is the negative regulator of progenitor cells egress during their mobilization from bone marrow. Previously, higher plasma concentration of C3 was observed in resistant arterial hypertension (RAH) than in controlled arterial hypertension (CAH). ...
Gheissari Alaleh - - 2010
We studied the long-term outcome of children with mild acute post streptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) APSGN hospitalized at St. Al Zahra hospital, Isfahan, Iran from 1993-1998. The patients were subdivided into two groups according to the duration of follow-up. Group A consisted of 15 patients and group B consisted of 12 ...
Jungner Mårten - - 2010
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that resuscitation with crystalloids after brain trauma increases brain edema compared with colloids, but previous studies on the subject have been inconclusive. To test this hypothesis, the authors compared groups resuscitated with either colloid or crystalloid. METHODS: After fluid percussion injury, rats were subjected to ...
Gong Chun - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of combined therapy with Xuezhikang Capsule (XZK) and Valsartan on left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and heart rate turbulence (HRT) in hypertensive patients. METHODS: Ninety primary hypertensive patients with LVH were randomly assigned to three groups. Basic treatment, including aspirin, beta-blockers, calcium antagonists, etc. were administered ...
Kim J T - - 2010
This randomised controlled study assessed whether continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) of 10 cmH2O during cardiopulmonary bypass improves post-bypass oxygenation in children compared with no CPAP during bypass. We studied children with a ventricular septal defect. CPAP of 10 cmH2O was applied during bypass in the CPAP group (n=24), whereas ...
Paolin Adolfo - - 2010
We undertook to determine the influence of perfusion pressure during hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cognitive memory outcome at 6 months postoperatively. Nineteen patients who underwent hypothermic nonpulsatile CPB for elective coronary artery bypass (CAB) surgery were evaluated by (133)Xe measurement of the CBF and ...
Westphal Glauco A - - 2010
To test the hypothesis that pulse pressure respiratory variation (PPV) amplification, observed in hypovolemia, can also be observed during sodium nitroprusside (SNP)-induced vasodilation. PPV is largely used for early identification of cardiac responsiveness, especially when hypovolemia is suspected. PPV results from respiratory variation in transpulmonary blood flow and reflects the ...
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