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Mesbah Kiaee Mehrdad M Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
There have been many concerns about alteration in hemodynamic parameters within and shortly after endotracheal intubation (ETI) in patients scheduled for elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We compared the attenuation effect of magnesium sulfate and lidocaine on hemodynamic responses after ETI, in patients undergoing CABG. In this randomized controlled ...
Wu Shih-Ying - - 2014
Focused ultrasound (FUS) has been shown promise in treating the brain locally and noninvasively. Transcranial passive cavitation detection (PCD) provides methodology for monitoring the treatment in real time, but the skull effects remain a major challenge for its translation to the clinic. In this study, we investigated the sensitivity, reliability, ...
de Franciscis Stefano S Interuniversity Center of Phlebolymphology (CIFL). International Research and Educational Program in Clinical and Experimental Biotechnology. Headquarters: University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Viale Europa, 88100, Catanzaro, Italy; Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Catanzaro, - - 2014
Carotid Body Tumors (CBTs) are Paragangliomas (PGLs) located in the head and neck region which usually do not cause overt neuroendocrine symptoms and hypertension. Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) have shown a strong correlation between CBTs and their clinical behavior. Aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between changes in ...
Meier Thomas T Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Leipzig, Linnéstrasse 5, 04103 Leipzig, - - 2014
A new design of a non-magnetic high-pressure anvil cell for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments at Giga-Pascal pressures is presented, which uses a micro-coil inside the pressurized region for high-sensitivity NMR. The comparably small cell has a length of 22 mm and a diameter of 18 mm, so it can ...
Cheshmedzhiev Mihail V - - 2014
To assess infrainguinal arterial reconstructions by intraoperative flowmetry under the distal anastomosis using a fast Fourier transformation; calculate and compare the amplitude ratios of peripheral arterial blood pressure and volume flow before and after drug-induced vasodilation of occluded bypass grafts and bypass grafts that have been patent at least for ...
Chakrabarty S S Hairline International Hair Clinic, Bengaluru, Karnataka, - - 2014
Although evidences for association of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) with metabolic syndrome (MetS) are accruing, inconclusiveness with respect to the gender specificity and differential association of MetS with increasing severity of AGA continues to persist. Furthermore, data specific to Indian settings are relatively sparse. The present study aimed at assessing the ...
Robinson Sarah S Elec. Eng., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2137 Beckman Inst., MC 251, 405 N Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801, - - 2014
For diagnostic acoustic measurements of the middle ear, the residual ear canal (REC) between the probe and tympanic membrane (TM) is a significant source of non-pathological variability. Tympanometry measures the TM compliance as a function of canal static pressure, at a single frequency (226 Hz). Alternatively, wideband reflectance is measured ...
Kumar Krishna N KN George Washington Univ., 801 22nd St. NW, Washington, VA 20052, - - 2014
In cancerous tumors, the interstitial fluid pressure is higher than that in normal tissues, and therefore can be used as a diagnostic marker. Here we are presenting the results of an in vitro study aimed at developing an ultrasound-aided noninvasive pressure estimation technique using contrast agents-Definity®, a lipid coated microbubble, ...
De Nunzio A M - - 2014
Weight bearing on the paretic lower extremity and transfer of weight from one lower extremity to the other are important goals of stroke rehabilitation. Improvements in these limb loading and weight transfer abilities have been shown to relate to improved performance of many functional activities. Unfortunately, valid and practical clinical ...
Feng Yejun Y The Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439, - - 2014
We present the design of an efficient bellows-controlled diamond anvil cell that is optimized for use inside the bores of high-field superconducting magnets in helium-3 cryostats, dilution refrigerators, and commercial physical property measurement systems. Design of this non-magnetic pressure cell focuses on in situ pressure tuning and measurement by means ...
Wu J J JJ 1] Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China [2] Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712, - - 2014
One of key issues in studying iron based superconductors is to understand how the magnetic phase of the parent compounds evolves. Here we report the systematic investigation of paramagnetic to antiferromagnetic and tetragonal to orthorhombic structural transitions of "122" SrFe2As2 parent compound using combined high resolution synchrotron Mössbauer spectroscopy and ...
Zyła Gaweł G Department of Physics, Rzeszów 35-905, Poland. - - 2014
The paper presents results of rheological experiments on viscosity under anisotropic pressure and in electric field of diethylene glycol-based MgAl2O4 nanofluids. Nanofluids have been prepared in a two-step method. The dynamic viscosity of nanofluids with various mass concentrations of nanoparticles was measured in the range of shear rates from 10 ...
Govindan Rathinaswamy Bhavanandhan RB Division of Fetal and Transitional Medicine, Children's National Medical Center , Washington, DC , - - 2014
We extended our recent modification of the power spectral estimation approach to quantify spectral coherence. We tested both the standard and the modified approaches on simulated data, which showed that the modified approach was highly specific and sensitive to the coupling introduced in the simulation while the standard approach lacked ...
Petrie Ryan J RJ Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, - - 2014
A method to directly measure the intracellular pressure of adherent, migrating cells is described in this unit. This approach is based on the servo-null method where a microelectrode is introduced into the cell to directly measure the physical pressure of the cytoplasm. We also describe the initial calibration of the ...
Feng Yejun Y 1] The Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA [2] The James Franck Institute and Department of Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, - - 2014
Pressure can transform a transparent material into an opaque one, quench the moments in a magnet and force solids to flow like liquids. At 15 GPa, the pressure found 500 km below the earth's surface, the semiconductors silicon and germanium superconduct. Yet, at this same pressure, we show here that the magnetism ...
Zhao Yin-Ying YY School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 325027, Zhejiang Province, China ; Affiliated Eye Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 325027, Zhejiang Province, - - 2014
To investigate the effects of transient high perfusion pressure on the retinal vessel diameter and retinal ganglion cells. The animals were divided into four groups according to different infusion pressure and infusion time (60 mm Hg-3min, 60 mm Hg-5min, 100 mm Hg-3min, 100 mm Hg-5min). Each group consisted of six ...
Meng You-Fan YF Department of Anesthesiology, Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China - - 2014
Background The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of topical ropivacaine anesthesia on hemodynamic responses during intubation and extubation of hypertensive patients. Material and Methods One hundred fifty patients with hypertension ASA II-III were scheduled for noncardiac operations. Patients were divided into 3 groups: a control group ...
Peng Xiaoli X 1] Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Institute of Public Health, Chengdu Medical College, Chengdu 610083, Sichuan, China [2] Research Center for Nutrition and Food Safety, Institute of Military Preventive Medicine, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chongqing Medical Nutrition Research Center, Chongqing 400038, China - - 2014
The studies investigating the effects of green tea on blood pressure (BP) have generated inconsistent results. The aim of this study is to quantitatively evaluate the effects of green tea on BP control. PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library (updated to March 2014) were searched for randomized controlled trials evaluating ...
Joyeux-Faure Marie M University Grenoble Alpes, HP2, Inserm U1042, Grenoble, France ; CHU de Grenoble, Laboratoire EFCR, Clinique Universitaire de Physiologie, Grenoble, - - 2014
Rationale. Accumulated evidence implicates sympathetic activation as inducing oxidative stress and systemic inflammation, which in turn lead to hypertension, endothelial dysfunction, and atherosclerosis in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Statins through their pleiotropic properties may modify inflammation, lipid profile, and cardiovascular outcomes in OSA. Methods. This multicenter, randomized, double-blind study compared ...
Gebremedhn Endale G EG Department of Anesthesia, School of Medicine, Gondar College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gonder, - - 2014
Rapid sequence induction and intubation (RSII) is a medical procedure involving a prompt induction of general anesthesia by using cricoid pressure that prevents regurgitation of gastric contents. The factors affecting RSII are prophylaxis for aspiration, preoxygenation, drug and equipment preparation for RSII, ventilation after induction till intubation and patient condition. ...
Viqueira Villarejo María M Deustotech Life Department, University of Deusto, Bilbao 48007, - - 2014
This paper describes a study dealing with a technological solution to measure gait quality in people suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) by selecting objective parameters that focus on their step. Android mobile technology, online services and four wireless pressure sensors are used in concert for this purpose. The objective of ...
Argyri Anthoula A AA Hellenic Agricultural Organization-DEMETER, Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products, Sof. Venizelou 1, Lycovrissi, 14123 Athens, - - 2014
Green fermented olives cv. Halkidiki were subjected to different treatments of high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) processing (400, 450, and 500 MPa for 15 or 30 min). Total viable counts, lactic acid bacteria and yeasts/moulds, and the physicochemical characteristics of the product (pH, colour, and firmness) were monitored right after the treatment and ...
Saritas Z K - - 2014
The study included 12 clinically healthy, adult male dogs of various breeds, admitted to our clinic for castration. After general anesthesia with sevoflurane, we administered epidural fentanyl (1 mcg/kg) to fentanyl group, while lidocaine group was given Lidocaine (3 mg/kg) through epidural administration. When hemodynamic parameters were stabilized, first measurements ...
Kashefi Parviz P Department of Anesthesia, Medical School, St-Alzahra Medical Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of preoperatively administered i.v. hypertonic saline on hypotension following induction of general anesthesia. Fifty-four patients who scheduled for elective surgery were randomly allocated to two groups of 27 patients who received hypertonic saline 5% (2.3 ml/kg) or received normal saline ...
Chen Lisa Y LY Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, - - 2014
Continuous monitoring of internal physiological parameters is essential for critical care patients, but currently can only be practically achieved via tethered solutions. Here we report a wireless, real-time pressure monitoring system with passive, flexible, millimetre-scale sensors, scaled down to unprecedented dimensions of 1 × 1 × 0.1 cubic millimeters. This ...
Rizkallah Jacques J Department of Medicine, section of Cardiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, - - 2014
Noninvasive evaluation of central venous pressure (CVP) can be achieved by assessing the Jugular Venous Pressure (JVP), Peripheral Venous Collapse (PVC), and ultrasound visualization of the inferior vena cava. The relative accuracy of these techniques compared to one another and their application by trainees of varying experience remains uncertain. We ...
Değirmenci Hüsnü H Department of Cardiology, Mengücek Gazi Education and Research Hospital, Erzincan University, Erzincan, - - 2014
Background We aimed to examine the correlation among nighttime blood pressure, heart rate variability, and left atrium peak systolic global longitudinal strain among patients with subjective tinnitus. Material and Methods Eighty patients with tinnitus were assigned to Group 1 and 80 healthy individuals were assigned to Group 2. Clinical blood ...
Fish Emily E Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, & Pain Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2014
Optimal ventilator management for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) remains uncertain. Lower tidal volume ventilation appears to be beneficial, but optimal management of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) remains unclear. The Esophageal Pressure-Guided Ventilation 2 Trial (EPVent2) aims to examine the impact of mechanical ventilation directed at maintaining a ...
Vargas-Sánchez Paula K - - 2014
The aim of this research was to describe the effects of altering the composition of a modified remineralizing agent (MRA) and the osmotic pressure on tooth color by using spectrophotometric analysis. One hundred and four (104) human premolars and molars were randomly divided into 2 groups of 52 specimens each. ...
Chen Zhiqing Z Eye Center, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, - - 2014
This study aimed to quantify arterial volume distensibility in patients with branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) in comparison with normal subjects and to investigate factors associated with their differences. 40 normal subjects and 30 BRVO patients were studied. Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) was measured to determine arterial volume distensibility. ...
van Lavieren Martijn M University of Twente, MIRA - Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, PO box 217, Enschede, 7500 AE The - - 2014
Optimizing cardiac stroke volume during major surgery is of interest to many as a therapeutic target to decrease the incidence of postoperative complications. Because dynamic preload indicators are strongly correlated with stroke volume, it is suggested that these indices can be used for goal directed fluid therapy. However, threshold values ...
Chmiel Corinne C Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zürich, - - 2014
Inadequate blood pressure (BP) control is a frequent challenge in general practice. The objective of this study was to determine whether a color-coded BP booklet using a traffic light scheme (red, >180 mmHg systolic BP and/or >110 mmHg diastolic BP; yellow, >140-180 mmHg systolic BP or >90-110 mmHg diastolic BP; ...
Ozer Murat Atabey MA Department of Ophthalmology, Sevgi Hospital, Malatya 44000, - - 2014
To evaluate intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering effect and ocular tolerability of brimonidine/timolol, dorzolamide/timolol and latanoprost/timolol fixed combination therapies in the management of primary open angle glaucoma. Each drug was administered for two months, after which a circadian tonometric curve was recorded using a Goldmann applanation tonometer. Ocular discomfort (conjunctival hyperemia, burning ...
Jiang Qixia Q Wound Care Center of Department of Outpatient, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine Nanjing, Jiangsu, - - 2014
Present study is designed to evaluate the effects of preventing pressure ulcer in surgical patients with two types of pressure-relieving mattresses. 1074 surgical patients from 12 hospitals in China were divided into A group (static air mattress with repositioning every 2 hours, n = 562) and B group (power pressure ...
Gogus Nermin N Anesthesiology and Reanimation Clinic, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
Laryngoscopy and intubation can cause hemodynamic response. Various medications may be employed to control that response. In this study, we aimed to compare the effects of dexmedetomidine, fentanyl and esmolol on hemodynamic response. Ninety elective surgery patients who needed endotracheal intubation who were in American Society of Anesthesiology I-II group ...
Oksar Menekse M Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although many features of robotic prostatectomy are similar to those of conventional laparoscopic urological procedures (such as laparoscopic prostatectomy), the procedure is associated with some drawbacks, which include limited intravenous access, relatively long operating time, deep Trendelenburg position, and high intra-abdominal pressure. The primary aim was to describe respiratory and ...
Bardgett Megan E - - 2013
Development of angiotensin II (Ang II)-dependent hypertension involves microglial activation and proinflammatory cytokine actions in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN). Cytokines activate receptor signaling pathways that can both acutely grade neuronal discharge and trigger long-term adaptive changes that modulate neuronal excitability through gene transcription. Here, we investigated contributions of PVN ...
Güven Ozlem O Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, - - 2013
Many studies focusing on the effects of local anaesthetics on QT intervals have been performed, but the articles evaluating the relationship between thoracic epidural anaesthesia combined with general anaesthesia and QT parameters are very limited. We aimed to compare the effects of bupivacaine and ropivacaine on QT interval, corrected QT, ...
Chang Jason J JJ Department of Neurology, University of Southern California, - - 2013
Intracerebral hemorrhage is associated with poor clinical outcome and high mortality. Research and treatment modalities have focused on the expansion of the primary hematoma through blood pressure control and activation of coagulation factors. However, clinical trials have failed to show decreased rates of death or disability in intracerebral hemorrhage following ...
Fitta Magdalena - - 2013
A comprehensive study of magnetocaloric effect (MCE) and critical behaviour in the ferrimagnetic Mn2-pyridazine-[Nb(CN)8] molecular magnet under hydrostatic pressure is reported. The pressure-induced structural changes provoke the strengthening of magnetic interaction between Mn and Nb centres. Consequently, an increase of critical temperature Tc is observed from 43 K for a sample at ambient ...
Yue Yun-Hua YH Department of Neurology, First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, - - 2013
We sought to study the blood pressure variability statuses among different subtypes of acute ischemic stroke. From July 2009 to July 2011, 226 acute ischemic stroke patients aged 66.2±11.9 years, including 128 men and 98 women, were enrolled from the Departments of Neurology and Emergency at Urumqi Friendship Hospital. Based ...
Zhao Hong Jian - - 2013
First-principles calculations are performed to investigate structural and magnetic behaviors of rare-earth orthochromates as a function of 'chemical' pressure (that is, the rare-earth ionic radius), epitaxial misfit strain and hydrostatic pressure. From a structural point of view, (i) 'chemical' pressure significantly modifies antipolar displacements, Cr-O-Cr bond angles and the resulting oxygen ...
Elli Murat M *Department of Pediatric Oncology, Medical Faculty, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun 55039, Turkey. - - 2013
Wilms' tumor, or nephroblastoma, is the most common primary malignant renal tumor of childhood. The excellent outcome now expected for most children with this tumor is attributed to the combination of effective adjuvant chemotherapy, improved surgical and anesthetic techniques and also the radiosensitivity of the tumor. The numerous organ systems ...
Podduturi Vishwa Priya - - 2013
Determining the factors that influence the delivery of sub-micron particles to tumors and understanding the relative importance of each of these factors is fundamental to the optimization of the particle delivery process. In this paper, a model that combines random walk with the pressure driven movement of nanoparticles in a ...
Akıncı Ibrahim Özkan IÖ Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive care, İstanbul University İstanbul Medical Faculty, İstanbul, - - 2013
Mechanical ventilation (MV) may induce lung injury. To assess and evaluate the role of different mechanical ventilation strategies on ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) in comparison to a strategy which includes recruitment manoeuvre (RM). Randomized animal experiment. Thirty male Sprague-Dawley rats were anaesthetised, tracheostomised and divided into 5 groups randomly according ...
Kwok Sit Yee - - 2013
Catecholamine-associated cardiomyopathies caused by neuroblastoma have rarely been reported. We are reporting 2 cases of neuroblastoma associated with hypertension and severe cardiomyopathic changes in different extremes. One case was dilated cardiomyopathy with heart failure, and the other showed echocardiographic features simulating hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Both girls had high levels of ...
Suzuki Sumihiro - - 2013
Thermodynamic stability boundary of structure-H hydrates with large guest species and methane (CH4) at extremely high pressures has been almost unclear. In the present study, the four-phase equilibrium relations in the structure-H CH4+1,1,2,2,3,3,4-heptafluorocyclopentane (1,1,2,2,3,3,4-HFCP) mixed hydrate system were investigated in a temperature range of (281.05 to 330.12) K and a ...
Dasilva Jack G - - 2013
The magnetic properties of [Fe(III)Cp*2]˙(+)[HCBD]˙(-) (Cp* = pentamethylcyclopentadienide; HCBD = hexacyanobutadienide, C4(CN)6) and [Fe(III)Cp*2]˙(+)[DDQ]˙(-) (DDQ = 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyanoquinonide) were measured at ambient and applied hydrostatic pressures up to 11.4 and 9.2 kbar, respectively. At ambient pressure [FeCp*2][HCBD] exhibits spin glass-like behavior with a freezing temperature, Tf, of 2.93 K from the ...
Ansari Mohammad Ali - - 2013
Diffuse optical tomography (DOT) is an emerging oncological imaging modality that is based on a near-infrared optical technique. DOT provides the spatial volume and depth of tumors by determination of optical properties of biological tissues, such as the absorption and scattering coefficients. During a DOT, the optical fibers are kept ...
Legrand V - - 2013
The magnetic symmetry and structure of the non-Fermi liquid heavy fermion compound CeNiGa2 has been determined by neutron powder diffraction. The orthorhombic CeNiGa2 compound orders antiferromagnetically below 4.4(2) K at ambient pressure with a magnetic moment magnitude of μCe = 0.80(4) μB for moments aligned along the c-axis. The magnetic (Shubnikov) space group is ...
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