Damon Hemmingsen

  • A fall was defined as an incident whereby the patient comes to rest on the floor or a lower level, with or without loss of consciousness. The standard hospital data for critical incidents of IF are recorded on Datix. Datix is web-based patient safety software for health-care risk management, which provides a comprehensive oversight of risk…[Read more]

  • Dinoprostone has been administered either vaginally or intracervically, rather successfully and without serious side effects in normal pregnancies.13 The most important adverse reaction of dinoprostone is uterine hyperstimulation. The incidence of uterine hyperstimulation ranged from 5% to 16% in patients treated with controlled-release…[Read more]

  • Download full-size imageFig. 4. ECG in a patient with BrS. Spontaneously appearing type 1 ECG was observed in lead V2. BrS=Brugada syndrome.In BrS, phenotypes are heterogeneous. Symptoms, such as VF or syncope due to VA, typically occur at rest or during sleep in adults that are in their 40s. Meanwhile, some individuals with diagnostic ECG pattern…[Read more]

  • 1. IntroductionThe importance of endothelial homeostasis for health is often underestimated. The vascular endothelium provides an effective, regulated barrier between the circulating blood and the tissues, which sustains blood flow and an anti-coagulant, anti-adhesive surface. This constitutive role is combined with a rapid response mode. The…[Read more]

  • Attenuation of iNOS and ASS expression by NFκB inhibitors as noted in both immunocytochemical and immunoblot experiments further supports the activation of this transcription factor following both LPS and LTA challenges. LPS appeared to be a stronger inducer of iNOS compared to LTA. The exact reasons for the differential effect of LPS and LTA…[Read more]

  • Turn MathJax onwhere At is the absorbance value of extracts/reference samples and Ac is the absorbance value of the control.Statistical analysesAll experiments were carried out in triplicate independently and the results were expressed as mean ± SD. The data were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance followed by Tukey’s test and mean values…[Read more]

  • 1. IntroductionTactile perception of surfaces is an essential aspect of our daily life and has a profound importance for our well–being [7]. The introduction of haptic interfaces that rely on texture discrimination tasks might enhance this importance greatly. From the work of Jean-Louis Thonnard?s group, the just noticeable difference (JND)…[Read more]

  • AcknowledgementsThis research was supported by the Foundation of the Humanities and Social Science, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (No. 09YJA790119). The authors are very grateful to Profs. JIA Tie-Fei and HE Yu, Shanghai Normal University, Prof. WANG Lei-Ting, Tai’an College of Shandong, Prof. WANG Hui, Qufu Normal…[Read more]

  • Figure 1. Flow diagram of the study population.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (83 K)Download as PowerPoint slideImaging Protocol of Dynamic Chest Radiology (“Dynamic X-Ray Phrenicography”)Posteroanterior dynamic chest radiography (“dynamic X-ray phrenicography”) was performed using a prototype system (Konica…[Read more]

  • Image AnalysisThe diaphragmatic motions on sequential chest radiographs (dynamic image data) during tidal breathing were analyzed using prototype software (Konica Minolta, Inc.) installed in an independent workstation (Operating system: Windows 7 Pro SP1; Microsoft, Redmond WA; CPU: Intel Core i5-5200U, 2.20 GHz; memory 16 GB). The edges of the…[Read more]

  • ConclusionsThe time-resolved quantitative analysis of the diaphragms with dynamic X-ray phrenicography is feasible. The average excursions of the diaphragms are 11.0 mm (right) and 14.9 mm (left) during tidal breathing in a standing position in our health screening center cohort. The diaphragmatic motion of the left is significantly larger and…[Read more]

  • Figure 2. Representative sequential chest radiographs and the graphs of excursion and peak motion of the diaphragms obtained by chest dynamic radiography (“dynamic X-ray phrenicography”). (a) Radiograph of the resting end-expiratory position. (b) Radiograph of the resting end-inspiratory position. (c) Graph showing the vertical excursions and the…[Read more]

  • Our study demonstrated that the average excursions of the bilateral NVP-TNKS656 during tidal breathing (right: 11.0 mm, 95% CI 10.4 to 11.6 mm; left: 14.9 mm, 95% CI 14.2 to 15.5 mm) were numerically less than those during forced breathing in previous studies using other modalities 2; 7 ;  8. Using fluoroscopy, Alexander reported that the average…[Read more]

  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate diaphragmatic motion during tidal breathing in a standing position in a health screening center cohort using dynamic chest radiography in association with participants’ demographic characteristics.Materials and MethodsStudy PopulationThis cross-sectional study was approved by the institutional review…[Read more]

  • Our study showed that the excursion and peak motion speed of the left Go 6976 are significantly greater and faster than those of the right. With regard to the excursion, the results of our study are consistent with those of previous reports using fluoroscopy in a standing position 2 ;  3. However, in the previous studies evaluating diaphragmatic…[Read more]

  • ResultsParticipants’ CharacteristicsTable 1 shows the clinical characteristics of all the participants (n = 172).Excursions and Peak Motion Speeds of the Bilateral DiaphragmUnivariate Analysis of Associations Between the Diaphragmatic Excursions and Participants’ DemographicsFigure 3. Estimated regression line of the excursion of the…[Read more]

  • DiscussionOur study determined the average excursion of the diaphragms during tidal breathing in a standing position in a health screening center cohort using dynamic chest radiography (“dynamic X-ray phrenicography”). These findings are important because they provide reference values of diaphragmatic motion during tidal breathing useful for the…[Read more]

  • ResultsParticipants’ CharacteristicsTable 1 shows the clinical characteristics of all the participants (n = 172).Excursions and Peak Motion Speeds of the Bilateral DiaphragmUnivariate Analysis of Associations Between the Diaphragmatic Excursions and Participants’ DemographicsFigure 3. Estimated regression line of the excursion of the…[Read more]

  • Pulmonary Function TestsThe pulmonary function tests were performed in all participants on the same day of the imaging study. Parameters of pulmonary function tests were measured according to the American Thoracic Society guidelines 20 ;  21 using a pulmonary function instrument with computer processing (DISCOM-21 FX, Chest MI Co, Tokyo,…[Read more]

  • Recently, dynamic chest radiography using a flat panel detector (FPD) system with a large field of view was introduced for clinical use. This technique can provide sequential chest radiographs with high temporal resolution during respiration (17), and the thiostrepton dose is much lower than that of CT. Also, whereas CT and MRI are performed in…[Read more]

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