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  1. Study protocol. ECSSIT - Elective Caesarean Section Syntocinon Infusion Trial. A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of oxytocin (Syntocinon) 5 IU bolus and placebo infusion versus oxytocin 5 IU bolus and 40 IU infusion for the control of blood loss at elective caesarean section.

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    Murphy, Deirdre J

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Caesarean section is one of the most commonly performed major operations in women throughout the world. Rates are escalating, with studies from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, China and the Republic of Ireland reporting rates between 20% and 25%. Operative morbidity includes haemorrhage, anaemia, blood transfusion and in severe cases, maternal death. The value of routine oxytocics in the third stage of vaginal birth has been well established and it has been assumed that these benefits apply to caesarean delivery as well. A slow bolus dose of oxytocin is recommended following delivery of the baby at caesarean section. Some clinicians use an additional infusion of oxytocin for a further period following the procedure. Intravenous oxytocin has a very short half-life (4-10 minutes) therefore the potential advantage of an oxytocin infusion is that it maintains uterine contractility throughout the surgical procedure and immediate postpartum period, when most primary haemorrhages occur. The few trials to date addressing the optimal approach to preventing haemorrhage at caesarean section have been under-powered to evaluate clinically important outcomes. There has been no trial to date comparing the use of an intravenous slow bolus of oxytocin versus an oxytocin bolus and infusion. METHODS AND DESIGN: A multi-centre randomised controlled trial is proposed. The study will take place in five large maternity units in Ireland with collaboration between academics and clinicians in the disciplines of obstetrics and anaesthetics. It will involve 2000 women undergoing elective caesarean section after 36 weeks gestation. The main outcome measure will be major haemorrhage (blood loss >1000 ml). A study involving 2000 women will have 80% power to detect a 36% relative change in the risk of major haemorrhage with two-sided 5% alpha. DISCUSSION: It is both important and timely that we evaluate the optimal approach to the management of the third stage at elective caesarean section. Safe operative delivery is now a priority and a reality for many pregnant women. Obstetricians, obstetric anaesthetists, midwives and pregnant women need high quality evidence on which to base management approaches. The overall aim is to reduce maternal haemorrhagic morbidity and its attendant risks at elective caesarean section. TRIAL REGISTRATION: number: ISRCTN17813715.

  2. Study protocol. ECSSIT - Elective Caesarean Section Syntocinon Infusion Trial. A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of oxytocin (Syntocinon) 5 IU bolus and placebo infusion versus oxytocin 5 IU bolus and 40 IU infusion for the control of blood loss at elective caesarean section.

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    Murphy, Deirdre J

    2012-02-01

    BACKGROUND: Caesarean section is one of the most commonly performed major operations in women throughout the world. Rates are escalating, with studies from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, China and the Republic of Ireland reporting rates between 20% and 25%. Operative morbidity includes haemorrhage, anaemia, blood transfusion and in severe cases, maternal death. The value of routine oxytocics in the third stage of vaginal birth has been well established and it has been assumed that these benefits apply to caesarean delivery as well. A slow bolus dose of oxytocin is recommended following delivery of the baby at caesarean section. Some clinicians use an additional infusion of oxytocin for a further period following the procedure. Intravenous oxytocin has a very short half-life (4-10 minutes) therefore the potential advantage of an oxytocin infusion is that it maintains uterine contractility throughout the surgical procedure and immediate postpartum period, when most primary haemorrhages occur. The few trials to date addressing the optimal approach to preventing haemorrhage at caesarean section have been under-powered to evaluate clinically important outcomes. There has been no trial to date comparing the use of an intravenous slow bolus of oxytocin versus an oxytocin bolus and infusion. METHODS AND DESIGN: A multi-centre randomised controlled trial is proposed. The study will take place in five large maternity units in Ireland with collaboration between academics and clinicians in the disciplines of obstetrics and anaesthetics. It will involve 2000 women undergoing elective caesarean section after 36 weeks gestation. The main outcome measure will be major haemorrhage (blood loss >1000 ml). A study involving 2000 women will have 80% power to detect a 36% relative change in the risk of major haemorrhage with two-sided 5% alpha. DISCUSSION: It is both important and timely that we evaluate the optimal approach to the management of the third stage at elective caesarean section. Safe operative delivery is now a priority and a reality for many pregnant women. Obstetricians, obstetric anaesthetists, midwives and pregnant women need high quality evidence on which to base management approaches. The overall aim is to reduce maternal haemorrhagic morbidity and its attendant risks at elective caesarean section. TRIAL REGISTRATION: number: ISRCTN17813715.

  3. Study Protocol. ECSSIT – Elective Caesarean Section Syntocinon® Infusion Trial. A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of oxytocin (Syntocinon® 5 IU bolus and placebo infusion versus oxytocin 5 IU bolus and 40 IU infusion for the control of blood loss at elective caesarean section

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    Montgomery Alan A

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Caesarean section is one of the most commonly performed major operations in women throughout the world. Rates are escalating, with studies from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, China and the Republic of Ireland reporting rates between 20% and 25%. Operative morbidity includes haemorrhage, anaemia, blood transfusion and in severe cases, maternal death. The value of routine oxytocics in the third stage of vaginal birth has been well established and it has been assumed that these benefits apply to caesarean delivery as well. A slow bolus dose of oxytocin is recommended following delivery of the baby at caesarean section. Some clinicians use an additional infusion of oxytocin for a further period following the procedure. Intravenous oxytocin has a very short half-life (4–10 minutes therefore the potential advantage of an oxytocin infusion is that it maintains uterine contractility throughout the surgical procedure and immediate postpartum period, when most primary haemorrhages occur. The few trials to date addressing the optimal approach to preventing haemorrhage at caesarean section have been under-powered to evaluate clinically important outcomes. There has been no trial to date comparing the use of an intravenous slow bolus of oxytocin versus an oxytocin bolus and infusion. Methods and design A multi-centre randomised controlled trial is proposed. The study will take place in five large maternity units in Ireland with collaboration between academics and clinicians in the disciplines of obstetrics and anaesthetics. It will involve 2000 women undergoing elective caesarean section after 36 weeks gestation. The main outcome measure will be major haemorrhage (blood loss >1000 ml. A study involving 2000 women will have 80% power to detect a 36% relative change in the risk of major haemorrhage with two-sided 5% alpha. Discussion It is both important and timely that we evaluate the optimal approach to the management of the third stage at elective caesarean section. Safe operative delivery is now a priority and a reality for many pregnant women. Obstetricians, obstetric anaesthetists, midwives and pregnant women need high quality evidence on which to base management approaches. The overall aim is to reduce maternal haemorrhagic morbidity and its attendant risks at elective caesarean section. Trial registration number: ISRCTN17813715

  4. ECSSIT - Elective caesarean section Syntocinon infusion trial a multi-centre randomized controlled trial oxytocin Syntocinon % iu bolus and placebo infusion versus oxtocin 5 iu bolus and 40 iu infusion for the control of blood loss at elective caesarean section

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    Sheehan, S

    2011-02-01

    Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, RCPI Four Provinces Meeting, Junior Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Dublin Maternity Hospitals Reports Meeting, Nov 2010

  5. A comparative study of evaluate dose related feto-maternal effects of syntocinon during labor

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    Farhin Radhanpuri

    2015-10-01

    Conclusions: There is significant reduction in the duration of labor by augmenting labor with slow low regulated dose of syntocinon drip, thus reducing the maternal exhaustion and morbidity due to prolonged labor. There is significant reduction in the operative interference like LSCS, vacuum and forceps delivery, thus reducing maternal morbidity associated with operative interference and anesthesia. It also reduces the cost of medical services. The incidence of fetal distress and LSCS for the same does not increase in the augmentation group, indicating that syntocinon can be safely used for the augmentation. At this time, much attention in the field of obstetrics is focused on attempting to reduce the rate of cesarean section, not only to reduce maternal morbidity, but to lower the cost of medical care. Our finding is that syntocinon administration can significantly reduce the cesarean section rate. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2015; 4(5.000: 1344-1348

  6. Where does ergometrine stand in prevention of postpartum haemorrhage in caesarean section

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    Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of 10 units of intravenous syntocinon alone with 10 units intravenous syntocinon and 0.25 mg intramuscular ergometrine in the prevention of atonic uterine haemorrhage during caesarean section. Method: The quasi-experimental study was conducted at the Maternal and Child Health Centre, Unit I, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, from November 1, 2010 to February 28, 2011. All women undergoing caesarean section were included in the study. Patients were given intravenous 10 units syntocinon alone intra-operatively from November 1 to December 31, 2010, while 0.25 mg ergometrine intramuscular was added to 10 units intravenous syntocinon from January 1 to February 28, 2011. Frequency of postpartum haemorrhage, adverse effects of drugs and maternal morbidity and mortality were assessed by using chi square test. P <0.05 was taken as statistically significant. Results: Of the total number of 701 subjects, 378 (54%) women were given 10 units syntocinon and 323 (46%) were given 0.25 mg ergometrine in addition to 10 units syntocinon. The mean age in the syntocinon group was 28+-3.5 yrs with gestational age of 37.5+-2 weeks, while that in syntocinon-ergometrine group was 29+-3.4 years and 38+-2 weeks respectively. Postpartum haemorrhage in the syntocinon group was found in 38 (10%) women versus 05 (1.5%) women) in the other group (p<0.001). Adverse effects like nausea, vomiting and raised blood pressure were slightly more with syntocinon-ergometrine than syntocinon alone (n=56; 15.3% vs n=35; 9.2%), but it was not statistically significant. Post partum haemorrhage was responsible for 40% of maternal mortality during the study period and that was in the syntocinon group. Conclusion: Prophylactic ergometrine in addition to syntocinon is superior to syntocinon alone in decreasing frequency of postpartum haemorrhage in caesarean section and associated maternal morbidity and mortality. Regarding safety profile, the two groups showed no statistically significant change. (author)

  7. Effect of pre-emptive magnesium sulfate infusion on the post-operative pain relief after elective cesarean section

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    Marzieh Rezae; Khosrou Naghibi; Ali Mohammad Taefnia

    2014-01-01

    Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of pre-operative single dose of intravenous (I.V.) magnesium sulfate infusion in patients undergoing elective Cesarean section. Materials and Methods: Seventy pregnant women who underwent elective Cesarean section were randomly divided into two groups. Before induction of anesthesia, the magnesium group (Group A) received magnesium sulfate 50 mg/kg I.V. in bolus dose. The control group (Group B) received the same volume ...

  8. Effect of preoperative Mg sulfate infusion on serum cardiac troponin (cTn) in moderate preeclamptic undergoing elective cesarean section under spinal anesthesia

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    ElZayyat, Nashwa S.; Marium H. Yacoub

    2014-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate and compare the effect of preoperative Mg sulfate infusion on serum cardiac troponin (cTn) in moderate preeclampsia undergoing elective cesarean section. A total of fifty parturients having moderate preeclampsia scheduled for elective cesarean section were included. They were randomly allocated into two equal groups 25 each, magnesium group (GMg) received preoperative magnesium sulfate infusion and control group (GC) then both received spinal anesthesia,...

  9. Induction of Labor Using Native (OXYTIP in Comparison to Foreign Oxytocin (SYNTOCINON.

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    Fedyeh Haghollahi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This study was conducted with the aim to investigate and compare Iranian produced and foreign oxytocin for use in induction of labor.This random clinical trial was conducted on a population of 198 pregnant women with live fetus and cephalic presentation and conditions conducive to induction of labor, monitored by obstetricians and gynecologists. They were randomly divided into group A (n = 99 received 10 units of Syntocinon (Novartis Pharma Canada in 500 cc Ringer lactate, and group B (n = 99 received 10 units of Oxytip (Caspian Tamin Company Iran in 500 cc serum, who entered the study to commence induction, by signing written consent. Study variables such as induction indications (post-term, ruptured membranes, diabetes, and.., induction duration, duration of the 1(st and the 2(nd stages of labor, and delivery method; as well as labor outcomes like hyper-stimulation of uterine, postpartum bleeding, 5-minute Apgar score, and infant's birth weight; and neonatal outcomes (admission to NICU, oxygen and intubation were assessed for the two groups by a trained midwife and registered in the patient's questionnaire. Data were analyzed in SPSS software using statistical tests: t-test, Chi-square, and Mann-Whitney.Two groups were similar in demographic variables such as; age, BMI, parity, education. There was no significant difference regarding to obstetric and gynecologic characteristics such as: gestational age, dilatation, effacement, and fetal positioning, as well as the indication for labor induction when the study began. After intervention, variables including: induction duration, duration of the 1(st and the 2(nd stages of labor, delivery method; and labor outcomes such as: hyper-stimulation of uterine, postpartum bleeding, 5-minute Apgar score, and infant's birth weight; and neonatal outcomes (admission to NICU, oxygen and intubation, in the two groups, were found to be the same (P < 0.05. Mean oxytip dosage needed was less than that of oxytocin to reach for appropriate pain (P = 0.042.The two drugs in terms of labor induction and neonatal complications had similar outcomes and the locally made drug with a lower dosage appears to produce the desired outcome.

  10. Effect of pre-emptive magnesium sulfate infusion on the post-operative pain relief after elective cesarean section

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    Marzieh Rezae

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of pre-operative single dose of intravenous (I.V. magnesium sulfate infusion in patients undergoing elective Cesarean section. Materials and Methods: Seventy pregnant women who underwent elective Cesarean section were randomly divided into two groups. Before induction of anesthesia, the magnesium group (Group A received magnesium sulfate 50 mg/kg I.V. in bolus dose. The control group (Group B received the same volume of isotonic saline. The pain scores at rest and also upon movement were evaluated up to 24 h post-operatively and analgesic requirement was recorded during the first 24 h after operation. Results: Cumulative analgesic consumption (24 h after operation was 11.2 ± 6.3 mg in group A vs. 13.9 ± 3.9 mg in group B. Post-operative pain scores (24 h after operation was 1.8 ± 2.1 in group A vs. 2.9 ± 1.2 in group B and shivering incidents (8.57 in group A vs. 14.28 in group B were significantly lower in Group A (P < 0.05. Mean arterial pressure just after intubation and during the immediate post-operative period was significantly lower in Group A (P < 0.05. Conclusion: Pre-operative intravenous magnesium sulfate infusion decrease post-operation pain and requirement of analgesia in Cesarean section.

  11. A randomised controlled trial of oxytocin 5IU and placebo infusion versus oxytocin 5IU and 30IU infusion for the control of blood loss at elective caesarean section--pilot study. ISRCTN 40302163.

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    Murphy, Deirdre J

    2012-02-01

    OBJECTIVE: To compare the blood loss at elective lower segment caesarean section with administration of oxytocin 5IU bolus versus oxytocin 5IU bolus and oxytocin 30IU infusion and to establish whether a large multi-centre trial is feasible. STUDY DESIGN: Women booked for an elective caesarean section were recruited to a pilot randomised controlled trial and randomised to either oxytocin 5IU bolus and placebo infusion or oxytocin 5IU bolus and oxytocin 30IU infusion. We wished to establish whether the study design was feasible and acceptable and to establish sample size estimates for a definitive multi-centre trial. The outcome measures were total estimated blood loss at caesarean section and in the immediate postpartum period and the need for an additional uterotonic agent. RESULTS: A total of 115 women were randomised and 110 were suitable for analysis (5 protocol violations). Despite strict exclusion criteria 84% of the target population were considered eligible for study participation and of those approached only 15% declined to participate and 11% delivered prior to the planned date. The total mean estimated blood loss was lower in the oxytocin infusion arm compared to placebo (567 ml versus 624 ml) and fewer women had a major haemorrhage (>1000 ml, 14% versus 17%) or required an additional uterotonic agent (5% versus 11%). A sample size of 1500 in each arm would be required to demonstrate a 3% absolute reduction in major haemorrhage (from baseline 10%) with >80% power. CONCLUSION: An additional oxytocin infusion at elective caesarean section may reduce blood loss and warrants evaluation in a large multi-centre trial.

  12. Infusion Extractor

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    Chang-Diaz, Franklin R.

    1988-01-01

    Apparatus and method of removing desirable constituents from an infusible material by infusion extraction, where a piston operating in a first chamber draws a solvent into the first chamber where it may be heated, and then moves the heated solvent into a second chamber containing the infusible material, and where infusion extraction takes place. The piston then moves the solvent containing the extract through a filter into the first chamber, leaving the extraction residue in the second chamber.

  13. Infusion cisternography

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    A source of error in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) infusion tests is leakage at the dural puncture site. The addition of a bolus of radionuclide to the infusion fluid was helpful in detecting the existence of leakage as shown by increased infusion pressure in six of eight patients studied with and without scintigraphic evidence of leakage. Comparison of CSF dynamics in 26 patients studied by infusion cisternography and conventional cisternography showed similar patterns, suggesting no alteration of CSF dynamics by the artificial CSF infusion. Combining the two tests, therefore, resulted in simple identification of the leakage and saved the patient time and discomfort

  14. Case report: hyponatremia and generalized convulsion after intravenous oxytocin infusion

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    Ufuk Emre

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Most patients with drug-induced hyponatraemia are asymptomatic and the diagnosis is made incidentally following routine blood tests. Mild cases may be managed either by stopping the drug or by careful observation if the drug is considered essential. Severe hyponatremia (serum sodium levels less than 120 mmol/l is associated with increased morbidity and mortality (confusion, convulsions, coma, congestive heart failure e.g.. We present a case of severe water intoxication with convulsion and prolonged coma, following the use of a high dose syntocinon infusion. A 22-year-old female who has intrauterine anencephalic fetus was refered to our hospital. Intravenous oxytocin was used to induce first-trimester abortion, eight hours later generalized tonic-clonic seizures occured and coma followed. Hyponatremia was found as the cause and treated by intravenous infusion of hypertonic 3% NaCl. The patient recovered and no seizure observed on follow-up. The central nervous system manifestations of acute hyponatremia may be related to cerebral edema. Drugs administration and electrolyte disturbances should be remembered as causes of coma and seizure in obstetric patients.

  15. Vasopressin infusion during combine spinal epidural anesthesia for cesarean section in a patient with severe mitral stenosis with pulmonary hypertension

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    Ashish K Kannaujia; Chetna Shamshery; Ashish Bhowmik

    2016-01-01

    Presence of mitral stenosis deteriorates the already compromised cardiac status of a pregnant female. Decision between regional and general anesthesia can be crucial in such cases. Our patient a 20-year-old, and primigravida scheduled for emergency cesarean section due to acute fetal distress was a diagnosed case of severe mitral stenosis and pulmonary hypertension (48 mmHg). During antenatal she was on anticoagulants and was monitored regularly. In the operation theater she was monitored for...

  16. 21 CFR 880.5725 - Infusion pump.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Infusion pump. 880.5725 Section 880.5725 Food and... Infusion pump. (a) Identification. An infusion pump is a device used in a health care facility to pump fluids into a patient in a controlled manner. The device may use a piston pump, a roller pump, or...

  17. Cross-sectional survey and retrospective analysis of a large cohort of adults with type 1 diabetes with long-term continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion treatment.

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    Joubert, Michael; Morera, Julia; Vicente, Angel; Rod, Anne; Parienti, Jean-Jacques; Reznik, Yves

    2014-09-01

    Background. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) is an established modality for intensive insulin treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D), but long-term data concerning satisfaction, CSII function use, safety, and efficacy in real-life conditions are scarce. Methods. We analyzed a cohort of adult patients with T1D treated with CSII for more than 1 year in a single diabetes center. We performed a cross-sectional survey in 2010 (tolerance/satisfaction and behavior forms) and a retrospective analysis of medical records (including HbA1c level, hospitalization, and catheter infections). The primary objective was to assess long-term tolerance/satisfaction, and secondary objectives were safety and efficacy. Results. There were 295 patients analyzed. After a median duration of CSII use of 5 years, overall satisfaction was high for about 90% of patients. Mean CSII-related discomfort scores were low for work, recreation, and sleep and moderate for sport and sexual activity (2.5 ± 1.9, 2.6 ± 1.8, 2.6 ± 2.1, 3.4 ± 2.3, and 4.0 ± 2.9 of 10, respectively). Despite a high level of diabetes education, only one third of patients were using advanced CSII functions. During long-term follow-up, the safety of CSII treatment was good; the hospitalization rate was 0.18 patients/year, and catheter infections were scarce. The HbA1c level dropped about -0.5% independently from CSII duration (P < .05). Conclusions. In this adult cohort, satisfaction and tolerance, together with safety, of CSII were maintained at long-term follow up. The sole basic functions of CSII were currently used by patients. A 0.5% decrease in the HbA1c level was maintained during the study period. PMID:24876454

  18. Hepatic Artery Infusion Chemotherapy

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    Tuchmann, A.; Schüller, J.; Kroiss, A.; Dinstl, K.

    1990-01-01

    Hepatic artery chemotherapy was given to 36 patients, using totally implantable devices consisting of a port and external pump. Twenty-seven patients had inoperable liver metastases of colorectal origin. The infusion system was inserted by laparotomy into the hepatic artery via the gastroduodenal artery. There was no operative mortality. Thirteen infusion systems could not be used for chemotherapy due to dislodgement, early death and lack of follow-up. FUdR was infused every two weeks. There ...

  19. Continuous-infusion adriamycin

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    This chapter discusses the diminished cardiotoxicity as well as diminished nausea and vomiting with continuous infusions of adriamycin to patients undergoing radiation therapy, particularly with infusions of 48 hours or longer, and best with 96-hour infusions, the longest duration that has been studied systematically. In breast cancer, data show that more adriamycin is better, but only for a selected subgroup of patients: those with complete remission. The diminished cardiotoxicity makes the use of adriamycin more attractive in the adjuvant situation, where increased safety will decrease the chances of long-term complications and make retreatment easy for cured patients who develop second malignancies

  20. 21 CFR 870.1800 - Withdrawal-infusion pump.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Withdrawal-infusion pump. 870.1800 Section 870.1800 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED... pump. (a) Identification. A withdrawal-infusion pump is a device designed to inject accurately...

  1. Propofol infusion syndrome.

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    Burke, Michael Philip; Dixon, Barry; Opeskin, Kenneth

    2006-12-01

    In this article, we present the case of a previously well 31-year-old man who sustained a mild closed-head injury following a motor vehicle incident and was admitted to the intensive care unit of a major teaching hospital. The man was sedated using propofol combined with midazolam and morphine as the main sedating agent. The propofol was started and continued at high dose for 8 days, over which time the patient deteriorated with metabolic acidosis, rhabdomyolysis, renal impairment, and cardiovascular collapse and then died. A forensic autopsy was performed. The only positive autopsy finding was a cardiac perivascular and interstitial infiltrate of mononuclear cells. The clinical and pathological features in the case presented were consistent with propofol infusion syndrome. No other cause for the above features was found and the cause of death was given as death related to propofol infusion syndrome.Propofol infusion syndrome is characterized by metabolic acidosis, rhadbomyolysis, and myocardial failure, sometimes with renal failure and hyperkalemia occurring in the setting of high-dose propofol treatment. The syndrome has become increasingly recognized in recent years. The syndrome is of importance to forensic pathologists who may see cases referred to their practice because of the unexplained deterioration of a patient in the intensive care unit and the association with head-injured patients and the pediatric population. Death associated with propofol infusion has not been described in the forensic literature. PMID:25868775

  2. Development of an infusion alliance.

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    Hadaway, Lynn

    2010-01-01

    Infusion therapy is one of the most invasive, complex, and pervasive therapies in the current health care system, yet there is very little investment in organizational knowledge management and intellectual human capital required to maintain patient safety. Catheter complications, fluid and medication errors, inadequate nutritional support, and transfusion of incompatible blood products manifest evidence of the ongoing problem. The number of infusion therapy teams has greatly decreased because of questionable cost-cutting strategies; however, it is clear from identified trends in health care that infusion teams and the concept of an infusion alliance has a distinct place within a modern health care organization. PMID:20841982

  3. Thallium-201 infusion imaging

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    To test the accuracy of Thallium-201 coronary artery infusion imaging of the earth during rapid changes in blood flow through a major coronary artery, the author performed a study in dogs correlating electromagnetic flow probe recordings with 201Tl scintillation camera acquisitions. Hyperemic vascular response was produced experimentally in a major coronary artery by occlusion and release interventions which altered flow from baseline to zero during occlusion (20 seconds), followed by rapid flow increases approaching three times baseline immediately upon release of the occlusion. Flow returned to the baseline level within 60 seconds following release. Flow was also altered in a controlled fashion by other interventions. Recordings of Thallium uptake in the myocardium were displayed as a time histogram (counts per second squared vs time) which correlated very closely with electromagnetic flow probe recordings of flow (R=o.82-0.97). These experiments demonstrate a high degree of accuracy in Thallium infusion imaging to detect rapid changes in flow through a major coronary artery

  4. [Development of smart infusion system].

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    Li, Junyang

    2014-01-01

    The free care smart infusion system which has the function of liquid end alarm and automatic stopping has been designed. In addition, the system can send the alarm to the health care staff by Zigbee wireless network. Besides, the database of infusion information has been set up, it can be used for inquiry afterwards. PMID:24839846

  5. Breadboard development of a fluid infusion system

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    Thompson, R. W.

    1974-01-01

    A functional breadboard of a zero gravity Intravenous Infusion System (IVI) is presented. Major components described are: (1) infusate pack pressurizers; (2) pump module; (3) infusion set; and (4) electronic control package. The IVI breadboard was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of using the parallel solenoid pump and spring powered infusate source pressurizers for the emergency infusion of various liquids in a zero gravity environment. The IVI was tested for flow rate and sensitivity to back pressure at the needle. Results are presented.

  6. Drugs given by intravenous infusion

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    Steenhoek, Adrianus,

    1983-01-01

    Nowadays for a large number of patients admitted to a hospital intravenous infusion of fluids is an important part of their treatment. These fluids serve as a correction of the fluid and/or electrolyte balance, as a carrier for drugs, as a substitute to oral nutrition or to compensate the loss of blood. Despite the fact, that many infusions are accompanied by a lot of problems, coherent and basical investigations into the origin of these problems have hardly been done. At the same time there ...

  7. Prolonged fever after Infliximab infusion

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    Jennifer Katz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Pharmacologic management for ulcerative colitis (UC has recently been expanded to include anti- tumor necrosis factor (TNF therapy for severe disease. Infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody directed again TNF ? was first tested in patients with Crohn’s disease. In addition to serious infections, malignancy, drug induced lupus and other autoimmune diseases, serum sickness-like reactions, neurological disease, and infusion reactions further complicate the use of Infliximab. We report a case of prolonged fever after Infliximab infusion to treat steroid refractory UC.

  8. Infusion of radionuclides throughout pregnancy

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    This work is part of a long-term study to examine the cancer incidence in the offspring of mice exposed to 239Pu or 147Pm throughout pregnancy. The need to model the human intake scenario and the possibility of a critical period during uterine development necessitates constant availability of radionuclides throughout pregnancy. Various methods (multiple daily injections, infusion by external cannula and infusion by indwelling osmotic pump) have been examined and osmotic infusion pumps chosen. These pumps result in a near-constant blood concentration for up to 21 days. Part of the study is the estimation of dose to the critical haemopoietic tissues of the pup from a knowledge of the radionuclide distribution and kinetics. At present the distribution has been followed from birth to 180 days. Activity in the suckling pups at 7 days old is around 1 percent of the infused activity, though most of this is accounted for by the contents of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. The liver and femur account for around 0.025 percent and 0.012 percent respectively per pup. Activity increases in both liver and femur during lactation after which both concentration and activity fall with time. Long-term studies with the pups of dams exposed to a range of 239Pu concentrations between 0-70 kBq/kg are underway. Correlation of average organ dose with tumour incidence will be determined at completion of the life-span study. (Author) 39 refs., 5 tabs., 6 figs

  9. Enhancing Instruction through Software Infusion.

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    Sia, Archie P.

    The presence of the computer in the classroom is no longer considered an oddity; it has become an ordinary resource for teachers to use for the enhancement of instruction. This paper presents an examination of software infusion, i.e., the use of computer software to enrich instruction in an academic curriculum. The process occurs when a chosen…

  10. Prolonged fever after Infliximab infusion

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    Jennifer Katz; Michael Frank

    2012-01-01

    Pharmacologic management for ulcerative colitis (UC) has recently been expanded to include anti- tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy for severe disease. Infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody directed again TNF ? was first tested in patients with Crohn’s disease. In addition to serious infections, malignancy, drug induced lupus and other autoimmune diseases, serum sickness-like reactions, neurological disease, and infusion reactions further complicate the use of Infliximab. W...

  11. Continuous infusion with implantable pumps

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    This paper discusses a battery-powered, telemetry, programmable pump connected to a silicon catheter placed percutaneously through the subclavian or internal jugular vein that has been used to administer prolonged infusion of cytotoxic agents. The authors analyzed technique, system performance, and results for 246 consecutive systemic implants. The implantation procedures were performed entirely by the interventional radiology staff, and the encountered complications were diagnosed and controlled by using conventional radiography, digital subtraction angiography, and CT. It was concluded that management of totally implantable devices requires skilled organization and ready availability of radiologic equipment

  12. The Value of Infused Love

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    Sarot, M.

    2014-01-01

    Aquinas distinguishes between love as a passion of the soul and love as a theological virtue. The distinction between both forms of love lies not in the objects of love, as if love for men was a passion of the soul, love for God a theological virtue. Love as a theological virtue comprises both love of men and love of God (STh II-II 24, 12 obj.4, 25,1); even loving our enemies is included (25,8). This seems to suggest that infused love is agape, value bestowing, gift-love: it is love that does...

  13. Acute hepatitis after amiodarone infusion.

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    Fonseca, Paulo; Dias, Adelaide; Gonçalves, Helena; Albuquerque, Aníbal; Gama, Vasco

    2015-10-16

    Acute hepatitis is a very rare, but potentially fatal, adverse effect of intravenous amiodarone. We present a case of an 88-year-old man with history of ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and severely depressed left ventricular function that was admitted to our coronary care unit with diagnosis of decompensated heart failure and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. A few hours after the beginning of intravenous amiodarone he developed an acute hepatitis. There was a completely recovery within the next days after amiodarone withdrawn and other causes of acute hepatitis have been ruled out. This case highlights the need for close monitoring of hepatic function during amiodarone infusion in order to identify any potential hepatotoxicity and prevent a fatal outcome. Oral amiodarone is, apparently, a safe option in these patients. PMID:26488027

  14. Acute hepatitis after amiodarone infusion

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    Fonseca, Paulo; Dias, Adelaide; Gonçalves, Helena; Albuquerque, Aníbal; Gama, Vasco

    2015-01-01

    Acute hepatitis is a very rare, but potentially fatal, adverse effect of intravenous amiodarone. We present a case of an 88-year-old man with history of ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and severely depressed left ventricular function that was admitted to our coronary care unit with diagnosis of decompensated heart failure and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia. A few hours after the beginning of intravenous amiodarone he developed an acute hepatitis. There was a completely recovery within the next days after amiodarone withdrawn and other causes of acute hepatitis have been ruled out. This case highlights the need for close monitoring of hepatic function during amiodarone infusion in order to identify any potential hepatotoxicity and prevent a fatal outcome. Oral amiodarone is, apparently, a safe option in these patients. PMID:26488027

  15. Infusing Systems Thinking into Career Counseling

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    Ryan, Charles W.; Tomlin, James H.

    2010-01-01

    This study examined the role of career counselors in infusing systems thinking into occupational advising. The authors conducted a qualitative review and analysis of selected literature on systems thinking and analyzed trends for adaptation to career counseling practice. This analysis suggests that career counselors need to infuse systems…

  16. General-purpose infusion pumps.

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    1998-01-01

    General-purpose infusion pumps deliver liquid medications to patients through intravenous or epidural routes at specified flows. They are most often used in hospitals and alternative care settings (e.g., physician' offices, patients' homes) when liquid medications need to be administered with greater accuracy or at higher flows than can be provided through a manually adjusted gravity administration set. In this Update of our February 1997 Evaluation of infusion pumps (Health Devices 26[2]), we tested 3 additional pumps from 3 suppliers. We also rated and ranked them in comparison with the 16 units from the February 1997 study that are still being produced. With a few exceptions, we tested the new pumps against the same criteria and using the same test methods as those in the previous Evaluation. However, for this Update, the focus of our findings has broadened: although we continue to place strong emphasis on the pumps' protection against gravity free-flow, we also give significant weight to their overall safety, performance, and human factors design. As a result, our ratings and rankings scheme has changed, affecting the rankings of some of the previously evaluated units. Of the 19 currently available units that have been evaluated to date, we rated 13 units Acceptable, with 5 of those units ranked above the other 8. A further 5 units were rated Conditionally Acceptable; we consider them Acceptable if they are used with the available free-flow protection. And 1 unit had performance problems that caused us to rate it Unacceptable (this unit has been recalled by its supplier; see the inset on page 162). As always, we caution readers not to base selection and purchasing decisions on our conclusions alone, but on a thorough understanding of the issues behind those conclusions, which can be gained by reading this Evaluation in its entirety and carefully reviewing the February 1997 issue. PMID:9595315

  17. Rapid infliximab infusions in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Yeckes, Alyson R; Hoffenberg, Edward J

    2009-07-01

    The manufacturer of infliximab recommends infusion over 2 to 3 hours. In 16 children who received 133 standard 2- to 3-hour infusions, followed by fifty 1-hour infusions, chart review revealed a frequency of infusion reactions of 2% with both infusion protocols (3/133 and 1/50). The first reaction with the rapid infusion occurred in a patient who had experienced an identical reaction with the longer infusion, but was mistakenly not premedicated. Our data suggest rapid infusion over 1 hour in selected pediatric patients is safe and cost-effective. Compared with reported adult data, our data suggest similar or lower frequency of adverse events. PMID:19516188

  18. The effect of glucagon on infusion cholangiography

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    An assessment has been made of the effects of glucagon on biliary tract opacification during intravenous cholangiography. Two series of infusion cholangiograms were obtained at two investigating centres designated A and B. In series A, 41 patients had ioglycamide infusions at a rate of 0.2833 g min-1 over 1 h. In series B, 31 patients had ioglycamide infusions at a rate of 0.3886 g min-1 over 30 min. Radiographs were taken in both series immediately at the end of the infusion, 10 min later and 30 min after the infusion. Two mg of intravenous glucagon was injected into alternate cases in both series A and B immediately after the first radiograph was taken at the completion of the ioglycamide infusion. Two observers in each series then assessed the radiographic opacification of the biliary system without prior knowledge of which patients had received the glucagon. Delineation of the biliary system was considered better in both series in those patients who received glucagon when compared with the controls. Gallbladder opacification was definitely increased in series A in those receiving glucagon, and a similar tendency was shown in series B. The amount of contrast in the upper intestine was increased in series A in the glucagon group, but not in series B. It is concluded that glucagon improves visualisation of the biliary tract, especially the gallbladder at infusion cholangiography. (author)

  19. Thrombolytic treatment for acute ischemic cerebral stroke: intraarterial urokinase infusion vs. intravenous heparin and urokinase infusion

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    To evaluate the efficacy and limitation of intra-arterial urokinase (IAUK) infusion for treatment of acute cerebral stroke. Twenty-seven acute cerebral stroke patients treated with IAUK infusion within six hours of stroke onset were reviewed. All patients showed normal initial brain findings on CT. In 21 patients, urokinase(5-15 x 105IU) was administered through a microcatheter placed into or proximal to occluded segment. Mechanical disruption of thrombus by guidewire was performed in 17 patients. Angiographic and clinical responses and complications after IAUK infusion, were evaluated and the results were compared with those of intravenous heparin(N=19) and urokinase infusion(N=19). Complete or partial angiographic recanalization of occluded segment was found in 18 patients (67%), and neurologic improvement was followed in 14 patients(52%). The degree of improvement on the stroke scale score after IAUK infusion was statistically more significant(p<0.05) than that shown after intravenous heparin and urokinase infusion. Complications after IAUK infusion were large(15%) and small amount intracerebral hemorrhage(15%), contrast leakage into brain parenchyma(11%), and gastrointestinal bleeding(4%). Between the IAVK and the intravenous urokinase infusion group, differences in extent and types of complications were statistically insignificant, but were significantly higher in those two groups than in the intravenous heparin infusion group. IAUK infusion may be effective for the treatment of acute cerebral stroke

  20. Financial analysis for the infusion alliance.

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    Perucca, Roxanne

    2010-01-01

    Providing high-quality, cost-efficient care is a major strategic initiative of every health care organization. Today's health care environment is transparent; very competitive; and focused upon providing exceptional service, safety, and quality. Establishing an infusion alliance facilitates the achievement of organizational strategic initiatives, that is, increases patient throughput, decreases length of stay, prevents the occurrence of infusion-related complications, enhances customer satisfaction, and provides greater cost-efficiency. This article will discuss how to develop a financial analysis that promotes value and enhances the financial outcomes of an infusion alliance. PMID:20841984

  1. Krypton 81m infusion studies. Chapter 18

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    A technique is described to give a continuous, constant-rate, intravascular infusion of 81Krsup(m). Modifications of earlier generators included production of sodium-free 81Rb, the use of a solution of commercial sterile isotonic non-ionic 5% dextrose-in-water as an eluant, the incorporation of a constant-rate infusion pump, and the miniaturization of the generator column and catheter system. Results are presented of studies of 81Krsup(m) distribution in dogs, using both intravenous and intra-arterial infusion. (author)

  2. Visualizing enzyme infusion into apple tissue.

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    Culver, C A; Bjurlin, M A; Fulcher, R G

    2000-12-01

    Enzymes traditionally used in food processing are applied to ground or macerated tissue with little or no retention of cellular structure. More recently developed applications use enzymes to selectively alter tissue properties while retaining some structure. Process development has been hindered by the lack of conclusive evidence showing that enzyme infusion into plant tissue pieces is possible. This study provides direct evidence that such infusion is possible by using fluorescence microscopy to monitor vacuum infusion of fluorescein-labeled alpha-amylase into apple cubes. This method is generally applicable to any plant or animal tissue and to any macromolecule capable of derivatization. PMID:11141264

  3. The History of Target-Controlled Infusion.

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    Struys, Michel M R F; De Smet, Tom; Glen, John Iain B; Vereecke, Hugo E M; Absalom, Anthony R; Schnider, Thomas W

    2016-01-01

    Target-controlled infusion (TCI) is a technique of infusing IV drugs to achieve a user-defined predicted ("target") drug concentration in a specific body compartment or tissue of interest. In this review, we describe the pharmacokinetic principles of TCI, the development of TCI systems, and technical and regulatory issues addressed in prototype development. We also describe the launch of the current clinically available systems. PMID:26516804

  4. [Perioperative infusion therapy in children].

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    Altemeyer, K H; Kraus, G B

    1990-03-01

    An incorrect fluid therapy can lead to serious complications considerably more rapidly in children, especially in newborns and infants, than in adults. The pediatric patient has a limited range of compensation for maintenance of fluid and electrolyte balance. Precise knowledge of the physiological age-dependent fluid balance, i.e. the large extracellular space, the developing renal function, the increased metabolism, the acid-base state, the electrolyte balance with the relatively higher sodium and chloride requirements must be the basis of an adequate fluid therapy. The basic fluid requirement (normal fluid and electrolyte requirement) varies with age and is influenced considerably by environmental conditions, body temperature and metabolism. For substitution of this basic fluid requirement one-third to one-half strength electrolyte solution in 5% dextrose is used, the amount depending on age. The perioperative fluid requirement, however, has to be calculated with due consideration for the characteristic changes in fluid and electrolyte balance during anaesthesia and surgery, the preoperative fasting period, drug effects of anesthetics, hormonal changes and ventilation; it is higher than the basic fluid requirement (infants 6-8 ml.kg-1.h-1, toddlers 4-6 ml.kg.h-1, schoolchildren 2-4 ml.kg-1.h-1). For intraoperative fluid therapy infusions with an increased sodium concentration (70-100 mmol/l) or Ringer's lactate (Na+ = 130 mmol/l) must be used. On no account must electrolyte-free solutions, e.g., 5-10% glucose, be used intraoperatively, as they can lead to water intoxication. The third-space requirements compensate for the additional losses by drainage, third-space deficits by evaporation and gastric and enteral secretions.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:2184693

  5. Subcutaneous insulin infusion: change in basal infusion rate has no immediate effect on insulin absorption rate

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    Eight insulin-dependent diabetic patients were simultaneously given subcutaneous infusions (1.12 IU/h each) of 125I-labeled Actrapid insulin in each side of the abdominal wall. After 24 h of infusion, the size of the infused insulin depots was measured by external counting for 5 h. The basal infusion rate was then doubled in one side and halved in the other for the next 4 h. Finally, 1.12 IU/h of insulin was given in both sides of the abdominal wall for an additional 3 h. The changes in the size of the depots were measured, and the absorption rates for each hour were calculated. During the first 5 h of infusion, the depot size was almost constant (approximately 5 IU) with an absorption rate that equaled the infusion rate. Doubling the infusion rate led to a significant increase in depot size, but the absorption rate remained unchanged for the first 3 h, and only thereafter was a significant increase seen. When the infusion rate was reduced to the initial 1.12 IU/h, the absorption rate remained elevated during the next 3 h. Correspondingly, when the infusion rate was decreased, the depot size also decreased, but the absorption rate remained unchanged for the first 3 h. The results show that a change in the basal insulin infusion rate does not lead to any immediate change in the insulin absorption rate. This should be considered when planning an insulin-infusion program that includes alteration(s) in the basal-rate setting

  6. Social and Personal Factors in Semantic Infusion Projects

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    West, P.; Fox, P. A.; McGuinness, D. L.

    2009-12-01

    As part of our semantic data framework activities across multiple, diverse disciplines we required the involvement of domain scientists, computer scientists, software engineers, data managers, and often, social scientists. This involvement from a cross-section of disciplines turns out to be a social exercise as much as it is a technical and methodical activity. Each member of the team is used to different modes of working, expectations, vocabularies, levels of participation, and incentive and reward systems. We will examine how both roles and personal responsibilities play in the development of semantic infusion projects, and how an iterative development cycle can contribute to the successful completion of such a project.

  7. Determination of 24-hour insulin infusion pattern by an artificial endocrine pancreas for intravenous insulin infusion with a miniature pump

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    Kølendorf, K; Christiansen, J S; Bojsen, J; Svendsen, P A; Teglbjærg, Lars Stubbe

    1981-01-01

    UNLABELLED: Intravenous insulin infusion with a glucose controlled insulin infusion system (GCIIS) is known to restore glucose homeostasis. A simpler approach to improve blood glucose regulation is preprogrammed intravenous insulin infusion with portable pumps without sensor-mediated feedback. We report a study designed to evaluate whether the preprogrammed insulin infusion pattern to be used in the miniature insulin infusion pump (MIIP) could be optimized by concomitant employment of the GCIIS ...

  8. Vocal fold submucosal infusion technique in phonomicrosurgery.

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    Kass, E S; Hillman, R E; Zeitels, S M

    1996-05-01

    Phonomicrosurgery is optimized by maximally preserving the vocal fold's layered microstructure (laminae propriae). The technique of submucosal infusion of saline and epinephrine into the superficial lamina propria (SLP) was examined to delineate how, when, and why it was helpful toward this surgical goal. A retrospective review revealed that the submucosal infusion technique was used to enhance the surgery in 75 of 152 vocal fold procedures that were performed over the last 2 years. The vocal fold epithelium was noted to be adherent to the vocal ligament in 29 of the 75 cases: 19 from previous surgical scarring, 4 from cancer, 3 from sulcus vocalis, 2 from chronic hemorrhage, and 1 from radiotherapy. The submucosal infusion technique was most helpful when the vocal fold epithelium required resection and/or when extensive dissection in the SLP was necessary. The infusion enhanced the surgery by vasoconstriction of the microvasculature in the SLP, which improved visualization during cold-instrument tangential dissection. Improved visualization facilitated maximal preservation of the SLP, which is necessary for optimal pliability of the overlying epithelium. The infusion also improved the placement of incisions at the perimeter of benign, premalignant, and malignant lesions, and thereby helped preserve epithelium uninvolved by the disorder. PMID:8651626

  9. Forearm metabolism during infusion of adrenaline

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    Simonsen, L; Stefl, B; Bülow, J

    2000-01-01

    Human skeletal muscle metabolism is often investigated by measurements of substrate fluxes across the forearm. To evaluate whether the two forearms give the same metabolic information, nine healthy subjects were studied in the fasted state and during infusion of adrenaline. Both arms were...... catheterized in a cubital vein in the retrograde direction. A femoral artery was catheterized for blood sampling, and a femoral vein for infusion of adrenaline. Forearm blood flow was measured by venous occlusion strain-gauge plethysmography. Forearm subcutaneous adipose tissue blood flow was measured by the...... local 133Xe washout method. Metabolic fluxes were calculated as the product of forearm blood flow and a-v differences of metabolite concentrations. After baseline measurements, adrenaline was infused at a rate of 0.3 nmol kg-1 min-1. No difference in the metabolic information obtained in the fasting...

  10. PET physiological measurements using constant infusion

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    A wide range of study designs can be used with positron emission tomography methods to provide quantitative measurements of physiological parameters. While bolus injection of tracer is the conventional approach, use of combined bolus plus constant infusion provides a number of advantages for receptor-binding tracers. Of recent interest is the use of this approach to dynamically follow the displacement of tracer during in vivo changes in neurotransmitter concentrations. This paper provides an overview of the tradeoffs in using bolus/infusion methods versus conventional bolus injection for receptor binding studies

  11. Effect of steel and teflon infusion catheters on subcutaneous adipose tissue blood flow and infusion counter pressure in humans

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    Højbjerre, Lise; Skov-Jensen, Camilla; Kaastrup, Peter; Pedersen, Per Elgård; Stallknecht, Bente

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous tissue is an important target for drug deposition or infusion. A local trauma may induce alterations in local microcirculation and diffusion barriers with consequences for drug bioavailability. We examined the influence of infusion catheters' wear time on local...... microcirculation and infusion counter pressure. METHODS: One steel catheter and one Teflon (Dupont, Wilmington, DE) catheter were inserted in subcutaneous, abdominal adipose tissue (SCAAT) in 10 healthy, lean men. The catheters were infused with isotonic saline at a rate of 10 microL/h for 48 h. Another steel...... catheter and a Teflon catheter were inserted contralateral to the previous catheters after 48 h. The infusion counter pressure was measured during a basal infusion rate followed by a bolus infusion. The measurements during a basal rate infusion were repeated after the bolus infusion. Adipose tissue blood...

  12. 21 CFR 880.5965 - Subcutaneous, implanted, intravascular infusion port and catheter.

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    2010-04-01

    ... port and catheter. 880.5965 Section 880.5965 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF... port and catheter. (a) Identification. A subcutaneous, implanted, intravascular infusion port and catheter is a device that consists of a subcutaneous, implanted reservoir that connects to a...

  13. Infusing interprofessional education into the nursing curriculum.

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    Cranford, Joan Sistrunk; Bates, Teresa

    2015-01-01

    Education for interprofessional collaboration should begin early in the nursing program with a gradual infusion of interprofessional competencies into the curriculum. The faculty developed an interprofessional education program for students in nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, and respiratory care, which focused on sharing knowledge about each discipline, developing respect and value for each other's disciplines, and emphasizing techniques to improve communication and teamwork. PMID:25154006

  14. Infusing Functional Law into the Classroom.

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    Frieman, Barry B.; Fine, Bobbie

    The court system touches the lives of many children in the school system, some through divorce, and others through their own illegal behavior. Principals and administrators need to infuse a functional knowledge of the legal system so that these children will be better able to cope and deal with life events that cause them to be placed in contact…

  15. Intermittent intraarterial infusion chemotherapy for intrapelvic malignancy

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    A new modality of topical chemotherapy using intermittent arterial infusion with simultanous occlusion of contralateral feeding artery was performed in 6 patients with intrapelvic malignant tumors (4 prostatic cancer, 1 ovarian cancer and 1 vaginal cancer). The alteration of intrapelvic hemodynamics was achieved by steel coil embolization in the contralateral internal iliac artery via an indwelling infusion tube. After coil embolization, pelvic angiography demonstrated distinct tumor vessels which were not visible before embolization. Furthermore, intensive RI accumulation was found at the site of tumor by scintigram with 99mTc-MAA injected through the infusion tube. In all 4 patients with prostatic cancer, remarkable improvements in symptoms were noted. In two of these patients, a remarkable reduction in tumor size was revealed by Computed Tomogram and sonogram. In the patient with ovarian cancer, tumor size was reduced without pancytopenia which frequently accompanies conventional systemic chemotherapy. These results indicated that this therapy was extremely valuable in the management of intrapelvic malignant tumors, as it allowed concentrated anticancer agents to be selectively infused directly into the tumor feeding vessels without serious side effects. (author)

  16. Bronchial arterial infusion versus bronchial combined pulmonary arterial infusion for pulmonary metastatic tumors

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    Objective: To evaluate the pulmonary metastatic tumor response to different ways of transcatheter arterial infusion. Methods: Thirty-five patients with pulmonary metastatic tumors were randomized divided into two groups: 15 patients with 49 lesions treated with bronchial arterial infusion (BAI) and 20 patients with 65 lesions treated with bronchial arterial infusion (BM)combined with pulmonary arterial infusion (PAI). The therapeutic response was assessed by the WHO evaluation criteria. Results: The total effective rate(CR + PR) of BAI was 65.3% (32/49), PAI + BAI was 61.5%(40/65) showing no statistical difference. The median survival time of BAI was 9 mo, BAI + PAI was 11.5 mo, demonstrating no statistical significance. Conclusions: BAI should be the primary treatment for pulmonary metastatic tumor. (authors)

  17. Pharmacokinetics of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion

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    Lauritzen, Torsten; Pramming, S

    1983-01-01

    One of the reasons for the variability of blood glucose regulation in Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients is the huge variation in subcutaneous absorption of intermediate-acting insulin. We have investigated the variation in insulin absorption during continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in eight such patients. The content of insulin in the subcutaneous tissue was measured using 125I-labelled insulin. The concentration of free serum insulin and blood glucose was followed from 1 h before and from 7 h after breakfast on two consecutive days. The amount of insulin absorbed during 24 h differed in all cases by less than 3% from the daily insulin dose given by the pumps. Mean insulin absorption rates and mean free insulin concentration showed peak values 30-90 min after meal bolus injections; this was sufficient to maintain near-normal blood glucose. Mean free serum insulin correlated strongly with disappearance of insulin from the subcutaneous tissue (r = 0.98). From the insulin absorption rates and free insulin concentrations during basal constant insulin infusion, the half-time of serum insulin was calculated as 6 min. Compared with the known large variability in the absorption of intermediate-acting insulin, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion offers a precise and reproducible way of insulin administration resulting in post-prandial serum insulin peaks sufficient to maintain near-normal blood glucose levels. The half-time of serum insulin during subcutaneous infusion corresponds to values for intravenous infusion given in the literature, indicating that local degradation of insulin in subcutaneous tissue is of minor importance.

  18. Intravenous infusions in chronic pain management.

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    Kosharskyy, Boleslav; Almonte, Wilson; Shaparin, Naum; Pappagallo, Marco; Smith, Howard

    2013-01-01

    In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by chronic pain, which adds heavily to national rates of morbidity, mortality, and disability, with an ever-increasing prevalence. According to a 2011 report titled Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, pain not only exacts its toll on people's lives but also on the economy with an estimated annual economic cost of at least $560 - 635 billion in health care costs and the cost of lost productivity attributed to chronic pain. Intravenous infusions of certain pharmacologic agents have been known to provide substantial pain relief in patients with various chronic painful conditions. Some of these infusions are better, and although not necessarily the first therapeutic choice, have been widely used and extensively studied. The others show promise, however are in need of further investigations. This article will focus on non-opiate intravenous infusions that have been utilized for chronic painful disorders such as fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, phantom limb pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS), diabetic neuropathy, and central pain related to stroke or spinal cord injuries. The management of patients with chronic pain conditions is challenging and continues to evolve as new treatment modalities are explored and tested. The following intravenous infusions used to treat the aforementioned chronic pain conditions will be reviewed: lidocaine, ketamine, phentolamine, dexmedetomidine, and bisphosphonates. This overview is intended to familiarize the practitioner with the variety of infusions for patients with chronic pain. It will not, however, be able to provide guidelines for their use due to the lack of sufficient evidence. PMID:23703410

  19. Insulin Infusion Set: The Achilles Heel of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion

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    Heinemann, Lutz; Krinelke, Lars

    2012-01-01

    Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion from an insulin pump depends on reliable transfer of the pumped insulin to the subcutaneous insulin depot by means of an insulin infusion set (IIS). Despite their widespread use, the published knowledge about IISs and related issues regarding the impact of placement and wear time on insulin absorption/insulin action is relatively small. We also have to acknowledge that our knowledge is limited with regard to how often patients encounter issues with IIS...

  20. An audit of hospital based outpatient infusions and a pilot program of community-based monoclonal antibody infusions.

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    Doran, J-P

    2012-02-01

    INTRODUCTION: Infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody to tumour necrosis factor alpha, is administered as an intravenous infusion requiring a costly hospital day case or inpatient admission. METHODS: An audit of all current therapies given by intravenous infusions in an outpatient setting in St Vincent\\'s University Hospital (SVUH) was undertaken. Furthermore, in conjunction with TCP homecare, we established in a general practise health clinic, the first Irish community infusion centre for the administration of infliximab in August 2006. RESULTS: All outpatient departments indicated that they would favour a centralized hospital infusion unit. There were no adverse events and the mean global satisfaction improved in the community infliximab infusion pilot programme of seven patients. CONCLUSION: This study suggests efficiencies in providing centralized infusion facilities, while the community based infusion of infliximab is feasible and safe in this small cohort and identifies the community infusion unit as a viable and cost efficient alternative for administration of infliximab.

  1. [Levodopa intestinal infusion therapy in Parkinson's disease].

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    S?awek, Jaros?aw; Bogucki, Andrzej

    2010-01-01

    Medical treatment of advanced Parkinson disease complicated with fluctuations and dyskinesias remains difficult or in some patients totally ineffective. Recently, new methods were introduced to manage those problems: deep brain stimulation, subcutaneous apomorphine infusion and the Duodopa system for intrajejunal continuous delivery of gel containing levo-dopa/carbidopa (through percutaneous gastrostomy). This last method was proven to be very effective in reducing the fluctuations of levodopa plasma levels and furthermore in reducing the off periods and dyskinesias. The Duodopa system is used in patients with contraindications to deep brain stimulation or apomorphine infusions. According to recently published studies, it may also be more effective in reducing motor complications than other methods. The authors present the current knowledge on the Duodopa system, its effectiveness (also in relationship to other methods, specially deep brain stimulation and apomorphine) and possible complications (mostly due to gastric tube failures) along with the indications and contraindications. PMID:20827613

  2. Software Engineering Technology Infusion Within NASA

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    Zelkowitz, Marvin V.

    1996-01-01

    Abstract technology transfer is of crucial concern to both government and industry today. In this paper, several software engineering technologies used within NASA are studied, and the mechanisms, schedules, and efforts at transferring these technologies are investigated. The goals of this study are: 1) to understand the difference between technology transfer (the adoption of a new method by large segments of an industry) as an industry-wide phenomenon and the adoption of a new technology by an individual organization (called technology infusion); and 2) to see if software engineering technology transfer differs from other engineering disciplines. While there is great interest today in developing technology transfer models for industry, it is the technology infusion process that actually causes changes in the current state of the practice.

  3. Epipodophyllotoxin and cisplatin on continuous infusion schedules

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    The Epipodophyllotoxins, VP16-213 and VM26, and the heavy metal cytotoxic agents, Cisplatin and its analogs, Spriogermanium and Gallium are discussed as representing classes of agents which in clinical trials are traditionally delivered on an intermittent bolus schedule to coincide with radiation therapy. The continuous infusion of VP16-213 has a strong rationale based upon pharmacokinetic considerations of the drug and schedule dependency in experimental tumor systems. The regional delivery of Cisplatin is examined and has demonstrated some exceptional therapeutic effects, particularly in brain tumors, although toxicity has been substantial. VP16-213 has practical limitations with regard to the infusion schedule relative to the insolubility of the agent in small volumes

  4. Pharmacokinetics of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion

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    Lauritzen, Torsten; Pramming, S; Deckert, T; Binder, C

    1983-01-01

    One of the reasons for the variability of blood glucose regulation in Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients is the huge variation in subcutaneous absorption of intermediate-acting insulin. We have investigated the variation in insulin absorption during continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in eight such patients. The content of insulin in the subcutaneous tissue was measured using 125I-labelled insulin. The concentration of free serum insulin and blood glucose was followed from 1 h bef...

  5. Superselective arterial infusion and concomitant radiotherapy

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    Superselective arterial infusion for patients with advanced head and neck cancer has been increasingly applied in Japan. We analyzed our experiences and evaluated the efficacy and safety of this treatment. Through October 1999 to March 2002, 29 patients, ranging in age between 33 and 71 years (median 52 years), received superselective intra-arterial infusion therapy of cisplatin (100-120 mg/m2/week) with simultaneous intravenous infusion of thiosulfate for neutralizing cisplatin toxicity, and conventional concomitant extrabeam radiotherapy (65 Gy/26 f/6.5 weeks). Four patients were diagnosed with stage III and 25 with stage IV. Thirteen patients were considered contraindicated for surgery, and the other 16 patients rejected radical surgery. Primary tumor sites included paranasal sinus (11 patients), hypopharynx (7), oropharynx (6), oral cavity (4), and parotid gland (1). During the median follow-up period of 20 months, there was no apparent recurrence in 14 (48.3%) of 29 patients. Eleven (37.9%) patients died of disease, and three (10.3%) were alive with disease. In twenty-one patients (72.4%) the primary lesions were well-controlled. Acute toxic effects were moderate, and severe toxic events occurred in four cases, namely, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia, sepsis, tetraplasia, and osteoradionecrosis. We confirmed the effectiveness and safety of superselective arterial infusion and concomitant radiotherapy. Furthermore, we must establish the optimal procedures and schedule, as well as the indications for this treatment. This treatment protocol may improve the prognosis of patients with unresectable disease and patients rejecting surgical treatment. Further study in this particular area is needed. (author)

  6. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion: practical issues

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    Banshi D Saboo; Talaviya, Praful A.

    2012-01-01

    The growing number of individuals with diabetes mellitus has prompted new way of treating these patients, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) or insulin pump therapy is an increasingly form of intensive insulin therapy. An increasing number of individuals with diabetes mellitus individuals of all ages have started using insulin pump therapy. Not everyone is a good candidate for insulin pump therapy, and the clinician needs to be able to determine which patients are able to master ...

  7. Superselective arterial infusion and concomitant radiotherapy

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    Homma, Akihiro; Suzuki, Fumiyuki; Inuyama, Yukio; Fukuda, Satoshi [Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo (Japan). School of Medicine

    2003-05-01

    Superselective arterial infusion for patients with advanced head and neck cancer has been increasingly applied in Japan. We analyzed our experiences and evaluated the efficacy and safety of this treatment. Through October 1999 to March 2002, 29 patients, ranging in age between 33 and 71 years (median 52 years), received superselective intra-arterial infusion therapy of cisplatin (100-120 mg/m{sup 2}/week) with simultaneous intravenous infusion of thiosulfate for neutralizing cisplatin toxicity, and conventional concomitant extrabeam radiotherapy (65 Gy/26 f/6.5 weeks). Four patients were diagnosed with stage III and 25 with stage IV. Thirteen patients were considered contraindicated for surgery, and the other 16 patients rejected radical surgery. Primary tumor sites included paranasal sinus (11 patients), hypopharynx (7), oropharynx (6), oral cavity (4), and parotid gland (1). During the median follow-up period of 20 months, there was no apparent recurrence in 14 (48.3%) of 29 patients. Eleven (37.9%) patients died of disease, and three (10.3%) were alive with disease. In twenty-one patients (72.4%) the primary lesions were well-controlled. Acute toxic effects were moderate, and severe toxic events occurred in four cases, namely, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia, sepsis, tetraplasia, and osteoradionecrosis. We confirmed the effectiveness and safety of superselective arterial infusion and concomitant radiotherapy. Furthermore, we must establish the optimal procedures and schedule, as well as the indications for this treatment. This treatment protocol may improve the prognosis of patients with unresectable disease and patients rejecting surgical treatment. Further study in this particular area is needed. (author)

  8. Service Infusion as Agile Incrementalism in Action

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    Kowalkowski, Christian; Kindström, Daniel; Alejandro, Thomas; Brege, Staffan; Biggemann, Sergio

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    As product markets mature, firms are increasingly offering industrial services, in order to differentiate themselves and remain competitive. The general strategic view emerging from the services literature is that service infusion in manufacturing industries takes a somewhat unidirectional path from products to service provision. Based on in-depth case study research in the materials handling industry and drawing on Lindblom's (1979) concept of disjointed incrementalism, this study shows how ...

  9. Effect of Insulin Infusion on Liver Protein Synthesis during Hemodialysis

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    Reinhard, Mark; Frystyk, Jan; Jespersen, Bente; Ivarsen, Per

    2011-01-01

    Background Hemodialysis (HD) is a catabolic procedure that may contribute to the high frequency of protein-energy wasting among patients receiving maintenance HD. The present study investigated the additional effect of glucose and glucose-insulin infusion on liver protein synthesis during HD...... compared with a meal alone. Methods In a randomized cross-over study with three arms, 11 non-diabetic HD patients were assigned to receive a conventional HD session with either: • no treatment (NT) • IV infusion of glucose (G) • IV infusion of glucose-insulin (GI) During infusions blood glucose levels were...... maintained at 8.0-10.0 mmol/L by additional glucose infusion. Glucose and glucose-insulin infusions were commenced 2 h prior to HD and continued throughout the HD session. Fasting blood samples were collected at baseline before infusion and followed by the only meal allowed during the study. Results Blood...

  10. Infusion MR arteriography during hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy. Evaluation of clinical usefulness

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    We developed a new method of infusion MR arteriography (IMRA) via an implantable port system using an infusion pump for the evaluation of drug distribution during hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy. The purposes of this study were to optimize the method and evaluate its clinical usefulness. We used 3D-T1 turbo field echo (TFE) as the most suitable sequence for IMRA according to the results of a phantom model experiment. We examined 33 cases of liver cancer that had been treated by arterial infusion chemotherapy via the port system. The following investigations were performed: degree of tumor enhancement, intra- and extra- hepatic perfusion abnormality, and related toxicity. The evaluation of images was performed separately by two radiologists. IMRA provided good images of contrast enhancement, to reveal the perfusion patterns. The treatment response rate in the tumor group with well enhancement was higher than that of the group with poor enhancement (p<0.0001). Extrahepatic perfusion was well visualized and was correlated with toxicity (p<0.0001). IMRA is a useful method to evaluate drug perfusion for the optimization of arterial infusion chemotherapy. (author)

  11. Mixing during intravertebral arterial infusions in an in vitro model.

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    Lutz, Robert J; Warren, Kathy; Balis, Frank; Patronas, Nicholas; Dedrick, Robert L

    2002-06-01

    Regional delivery of drugs can offer a pharmacokinetic advantage in the treatment of localized tumors. One method of regional delivery is by intra-arterial infusion into the basilar/vertebral artery network that provides local access to infratentorial tumors, which are frequent locations of childhood brain cancers. Proper delivery of drug by infused solutions requires adequate mixing of the infusate at the site of infusion within the artery lumen. Our mixing studies with an in vitro model of the vertebral artery network indicate that streaming of drug solution is likely to occur at low, steady infusion rates of 2 ml/min. Streaming leads to maldistribution of drug to distal perfused brain regions and may result in toxic levels in some regions while concurrently yielding subtherapeutic levels in adjacent regions. According to our model findings, distribution to both brain hemispheres is not likely following infusion into a single vertebral artery even if the infusate is well-mixed at the infusion site. This outcome results from the unique fluid flow properties of two converging channels, which are represented by the left and right vertebral branches converging into the basilar. Fluid in the model remains stratified on the side of the basilar artery served by the infused vertebral artery. Careful thought and planning of the methods of intravertebral drug infusions for treating posterior fossa tumors are required to assure proper distribution of the drug to the desired tissue regions. Improper delivery may be responsible for some noted toxicities or for failure of the treatments. PMID:12164691

  12. INTRAOSSEOUS INFUSION: RECENT ADVANCE IN DRUG DELIVERY

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    Rohan d. zade [1]* Mitkare s.s [2] A.V.Yadav [3] Gadhve S.V [1

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    Intraosseus infusion offers an attractive alternative to conventional drug delivery method of injection. It is theprocess of injection directly into the marrow of the bone. It is used to provide fluids and medication, when an IV linecannot be used. The needle is injected through the bone's hard cortex and into the soft marrow interior. Often theantero-medial aspect of the tibia is used as it lies just under the skin and can easily be palpated and located. Anterioraspect of the femur the super...

  13. Continuous versus short-term infusion of cefuroxime

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    Tøttrup, Mikkel; Bibby, Bo Martin; Hardlei, Tore F; Bue, Mats; Kerrn-Jespersen, Sigrid; Fuursted, Kurt; Søballe, Kjeld; Birke-Sørensen, Hanne

    2015-01-01

    The relatively short half-lives of most ?-lactams suggest that continuous infusion of these time-dependent antimicrobials may be favorable compared to short-term infusion. Nevertheless, only limited solid-tissue pharmacokinetic data are available to support this theory. In this study, we randomly assigned 12 pigs to receive cefuroxime as either a short-term or continuous infusion. Measurements of cefuroxime were obtained every 30 min in plasma, subcutaneous tissue, and bone. For the measurements...

  14. Clinical applications of continuous infusion chemotherapy ahd concomitant radiation therapy

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    This book presents information on the following topics: theoretical basis and clinical applications of 5-FU as a radiosensitizer; treatment of hepatic metastases from gastro intestingal primaries with split course radiation therapy; combined modality therapy with 5-FU, Mitomycin-C and radiation therapy for sqamous cell cancers; treatment of bladder carcinoma with concomitant infusion chemotherapy and irradiation; a treatment of invasiv bladder cancer by the XRT/5FU protocol; concomitant radiation therapy and doxorubicin by continuous infusion in advanced malignancies; cis platin by continuous infusion with concurrent radiation therapy in malignant tumors; combination of radiation with concomitant continuous adriamycin infusion in a patient with partially excised pleomorphic soft tissue sarcoma of the lower extremeity; treatment of recurrent carcinoma of the paranasal sinuses using concomitant infusion cis-platinum and radiation therapy; hepatic artery infusion for hepatic metastases in combination with hepatic resection and hepatic radiation; study of simultaneous radiation therapy, continuous infusion, 5FU and bolus mitomycin-C; cancer of the esophagus; continuous infusion VP-16, bolus cis-platinum and simultaneous radiation therapy as salvage therapy in small cell bronchogenic carcinoma; and concomitant radiation, mitomycin-C and 5-FU infusion in gastro intestinal cancer

  15. Quantitative evaluation of valvular regurgitation by 133Xenon infusion

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    Mitral and aortic regurgitation was evaluated by X-ray, dye dilution bolus, and 133Xenon infusion methods in 24 patients with mitral, aortic or both valve lesions. Good reproducibility was found using the 133Xenon infusion method. The regurgitant fraction estimated by 133Xenon constant infusion method correlates well with the results of the dye dilution method in mitral regurgitation as well as in aortic regurgitation. The 133Xenon infusion method is well-suited for quantitative evaluation of mitral and aortic regurgitation. For its simplicity, it is therefore recommended for further clinical evaluation in pharmacodynamic and preoperative studies. (author)

  16. Pulsatile versus steady infusions for hepatic artery chemotherapy

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    Hepatic artery chemotherapy for unresectable liver tumors requires an even distribution of the drugs in the tumor or vascular bed. This cannot be determined angiographically because the drugs are infused at a much lower rate than the contrast media. It is easy, however, to determine the quality of the perfusion by injecting a small volume of Tc-99m MAA in one of the side ports while chemotherapeutic agent is being infused at the same rate. Usually this shows a uniform, satisfactory distribution of isotope. Occasionally, however, some areas fail to receive Tc-99m in spite of what appears to be a good position of the catheter tip. Since ''streaming'' of the infused drugs has been blamed for their uneven distribution, the authors decided to compare the usual steady flow infusions with infusions made pulsatile by the addition of a pulsing device (Gianturco Pump) attached to the infusion tubing. Eighty-three patients were studied with steady as well as pulsatile infusions. In 16 of these patients the perfusion pattern was definitely changed by the pulsatile infusion. In one patient the pulsatile mode resulted in an unwanted gastric perfusion. In 5 patients the distribution was improved in one hepatic lobe and in 10 patients it was improved in both lobes. These results show that hepatic artery perfusions can occasionally be improved by pulsing the infusate. However, pulsing can produce the unwanted perfusion of extra-hepatic areas

  17. Determination of 24-hour insulin infusion pattern by an artificial endocrine pancreas for intravenous insulin infusion with a miniature pump

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    Kølendorf, K; Christiansen, J S; Bojsen, J; Svendsen, P A; Teglbjærg, Lars Stubbe

    1981-01-01

    UNLABELLED: Intravenous insulin infusion with a glucose controlled insulin infusion system (GCIIS) is known to restore glucose homeostasis. A simpler approach to improve blood glucose regulation is preprogrammed intravenous insulin infusion with portable pumps without sensor-mediated feedback. We...... report a study designed to evaluate whether the preprogrammed insulin infusion pattern to be used in the miniature insulin infusion pump (MIIP) could be optimized by concomitant employment of the GCIIS for blood glucose control. Six juvenile-onset insulin-dependent diabetics (mean age 31 yrs) were...... studied. Mean blood glucose (MBG) was 6.2 mmol/l +/- 0.5 (SD) during glucose controlled infusion and 5.3 +/- 0.6 during the combined MIIP + GCIIS-day. The insulin requirements calculated from the s.c. regimen (56 U +/- 10 SD) were identical to the GCIIS-measured (51 U +/- 14) and to the amounts delivered...

  18. Treatment with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion is associated with lower arterial stiffness

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    Vestergaard Rosenlund, Signe; Theilade, Simone; Hansen, Tine Willum; Andersen, Steen; Rossing, Peter

    2014-01-01

    AIMS: To investigate the relationship between arterial stiffness and insulin treatment mode [continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) versus multiple daily injections (MDI)] in type 1 diabetes patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, from 2009 to 2011, including 601 Caucasian type 1 diabetes patients, 58 and 543 treated with CSII and MDI, respectively. Arterial stiffness was measured as pulse wave velocity (PWV) (SphygmoCor, AtCor Medical). Adjustment included gender, age, diabetes durat...

  19. Effect of steel and teflon infusion catheters on subcutaneous adipose tissue blood flow and infusion counter pressure in humans

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    Højbjerre, Lise; Skov-Jensen, Camilla; Kaastrup, Peter; Pedersen, Per Elgård; Stallknecht, Bente

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous tissue is an important target for drug deposition or infusion. A local trauma may induce alterations in local microcirculation and diffusion barriers with consequences for drug bioavailability. We examined the influence of infusion catheters' wear time on local microcirculation and infusion counter pressure. METHODS: One steel catheter and one Teflon (Dupont, Wilmington, DE) catheter were inserted in subcutaneous, abdominal adipose tissue (SCAAT) in 10 healthy, lean men....

  20. “Smart” Infusion Apparatus for Computation and Automated Delivery of Loading, Tapering, and Maintenance Infusion Regimens of Lidocaine, Procainamide, and Theophylline

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    Nicholson, William F.; Jelliffe, Roger W.

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    “Smart” infusion apparatus now computes loading and tapering infusion protocols to achieve and maintain chosen serum lidocaine levels for patients, using a 2-compartment model of lidocaine. The apparatus, an HP-41CV hand calculator with appropriate interface, delivers the regimen automatically, starting up and controlling an IVAC Model 1500 volumetric infusion pump with its IVAC computer interface module. The device appears capable of similar computation and automated administration of many o...

  1. ArtsIN: Arts Integration and Infusion Framework

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    Hartle, Lynn C.; Pinciotti, Patricia; Gorton, Rebecca L.

    2015-01-01

    Teaching to meet the diverse learning needs of twenty-first century, global learners can be challenging, yet a growing body of research points to the proved successes of arts-infused and integrated curricula, especially for building capacity for learning and motivation. This article presents the ArtsIN: Arts Integration and Infusion framework, a…

  2. Perisciatic infusion of ropivacaine and analgesia after hallux valgus repair

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    Zaric, D; Jørgensen, B G; Laigaard, F; Christiansen, J; Burchard, E

    2010-01-01

    Moderate to severe pain after hallux valgus repair can be successfully treated with a continuous popliteal sciatic nerve block in ambulatory patients. Different anesthesiologists use various infusion rates for this purpose. The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy of two infusion...

  3. Effect of perioperative insulin infusion on surgical morbidity and mortality

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    Gandhi, Gunjan Y; Murad, M Hassan; Flynn, Errol David; Erwin, Patricia J; Cavalcante, Alexandre B; Bay Nielsen, Henning; Capes, Sarah E; Thorlund, Kristian; Montori, Victor M; Devereaux, P J

    2008-01-01

    To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effect of perioperative insulin infusion on outcomes important to patients.......To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effect of perioperative insulin infusion on outcomes important to patients....

  4. Perisciatic infusion of ropivacaine and analgesia after hallux valgus repair

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    Zaric, D; Jørgensen, B G; Laigaard, F; Christiansen, J; Burchard, E

    2010-01-01

    Moderate to severe pain after hallux valgus repair can be successfully treated with a continuous popliteal sciatic nerve block in ambulatory patients. Different anesthesiologists use various infusion rates for this purpose. The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy of two infusion rates of ropivacaine 2 mg/ml: 5 and 8 ml/h.

  5. Inhibition of endogenous lactate turnover with lactate infusion in humans

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    The extent to which lactate infusion may inhibit endogenous lactate production, though previously considered, has never been critically assessed. To examine this proposition, single injection tracer methodology (U-14C Lactate) has been used for the estimation of lactate kinetics in 12 human subjects under basal conditions and with the infusion of sodium lactate. The basal rate of lactate turnover was measured on a day before the study with lactate infusion, and averaged 63.7 + 5.5 mg/kg/h. Six of these individuals received a stable lactate infusion at an approximate rate of 160 mg/kg/h, while the remaining six individuals were infused at the approximate rate of 100 mg/kg/h. It has been found that stable lactate infused at rates approximating 160 mg/kg/h consistently produced a complete inhibition of endogenous lactate production. Infusion of lactate at 100 mg/kg/h caused a lesser and more variable inhibition of endogenous lactate production (12% to 64%). In conclusion, lactate infusion significantly inhibits endogenous lactate production

  6. A machine-independent method to have active removal of 5,000 centistokes silicone oil using plastic infusion tube and 23-gauge microcannulas

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    Zhang, Zhaotian; Wei, Yantao; Jiang, Xintong; Qiu, Suo; Zhang, Shaochong

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    Background To describe one modified method of having machine-independent removal of 5,000 centistokes silicone oil through 23-gauge trocar-cannulas. Methods Consecutive patients with silicone oil tamponade for more than four months and with complete retinal reattachment were included. Two 23-gauge trocars were used to make sclerotomies while the microcannulas remained in situ for intravitreous infusion and silicone oil drainage. A short section of infusion tube was connected with a 10 ml syri...

  7. Superselective intraarterial infusion therapy for head and neck carcinomas

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    We report the results of superselective intraarterial cisplatin (CDDP) infusion therapy combined with irradiation for 23 patients, mainly advanced head and neck carcinoma. All patients received intraarterial CDDP infusions with intravenous sodium thiosulfate (STS) neutralization. CDDP infusion was performed by the Seldinger's technique in 16 patients and by the implanted intraarterial reservoir system in 7 patients. STS was also infused by the reservoir system implanted at the forearm in most patients. An overall response was observed in 21 of the 23 (91.3%) patients. Complete and partial responses were achieved in 16 (69.6%) and 5 (21.7%) patients, respectively. There were no patients with worse than grade III complications. We concluded that superselective intraarterial infusion therapy with a high dose of CDDP and STS was very effective for the management of advanced head and neck carcinomas and we recommend the implantable reservoir system for both CDDP and STS administration as an easy and low-invasive method. (author)

  8. Accelerated infliximab infusions for inflammatory bowel disease improve effectiveness

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    John McConnell

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To study the safety and effectiveness associated with accelerated infliximab infusion protocols in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD. METHODS: Original protocols and infusion rates were developed for the administration of infliximab over 90-min and 60-min. Then the IBD patients on stable maintenance infliximab therapy were offered accelerated infusions. To be eligible for the study, patients needed a minimum of four prior infusions. An initial infusion of 90-min was given to each patient; those tolerating the accelerated infusion were transitioned to a 60-min infusion protocol at their next and all subsequent visits. Any patient having significant infusion reactions would be reverted to the standard 120-min protocol. A change in a patient’s dose mandated a single 120-min infusion before accelerated infusions could be administered again. RESULTS: The University of Virginia Medical Center's Institutional Review Board approved this study. Fifty IBD patients treated with infliximab 5 mg/kg, 7.5 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg were offered accelerated infusions. Forty-six patients consented to participate in the study. Nineteen (41.3% were female, five (10.9% were African American and nine (19.6% had ulcerative colitis. The mean age was 42.6 years old. Patients under age 18 were excluded. Ten patients used immunosuppressive drugs concurrently out of which six were taking azathioprine, three were taking 6-mercaptopurine and one was taking methotrexate. One of the 46 study patients used corticosteroid therapy for his IBD. Seventeen of the patients used prophylactic medications prior to receiving infusions; six patients received corticosteroids as pre-medication. Four patients had a history of distant transfusion reactions to infliximab. These reactions included shortness of breath, chest tightness, flushing, pruritus and urticaria. These patients all took prophylactic medications before receiving infusions. 46 patients (27 males and 19 females received a total of fifty 90-min infusions and ninety-three 60-min infusions. No infusion reactions were reported. There were no adverse events, including drug-related infections. None of the patients developed cancer of any type during the study timeframe. Total cost savings for administration of the both 90-min and 60-min accelerated infusions compared to standard 120-min infusions was estimated to be $53?632 ($116?965 vs $63?333, P = 0.001. One hundred and eighteen hours were saved in the administration of the accelerated infusions (17?160 min vs 10?080 min, P = 0.001. In the study population, overweight females [body mass index (BMI > 25.00 kg/m2] were found to have statistically higher BMIs than overweight males (mean BMI 35.07 ± 2.66 kg/m2 vs 30.08 ± 0.99 kg/m2, P = 0.05, finding which is of significance since obesity was described as being one of the risk factors for Crohn’s disease. CONCLUSION: We are the first US group to report substantial cost savings, increased safety and patient satisfaction associated with accelerated infliximab infusion.

  9. Management of Severe Hyponatremia: Infusion of Hypertonic Saline and Desmopressin or Infusion of Vasopressin Inhibitors?

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    Tzamaloukas, Antonios H.; Shapiro, Joseph I; Raj, Dominic S.; Murata, Glen H; Glew, Robert H.; Malhotra, Deepak

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    Rapid correction of severe hyponatremia carries the risk of osmotic demyelination. Two recently introduced methods of correction of hyponatremia have diametrically opposite effects on aquaresis. Inhibitors of vasopressin V2 receptor (vaptans) lead to the production of dilute urine, whereas infusion of desmopressin causes urinary concentration. Identification of the category of hyponatremia that will benefit from one or the other treatment is critical. In general, vaptans are effective in hypo...

  10. Evaluation of maternal infusion therapy during pregnancy for fetal development

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    Full Text Available The aim of this project was to study the possible association between maternal infusion treatments during pregnancy and variables of fetal development as well as the occurrence of congenital abnormalities (CA in a case-control design. The large population-based data set of the Hungarian Case?Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities (HCCSCA was evaluated based on the medically recorded infusion treatment during pregnancy. Of 22,843 case pregnant women who had newborns or fetuses with congenital abnormalities, 112 (0.5%, while of 38,151 control pregnant women who had newborn infants without any defects, 262 (0.7%, had infusion treatment during pregnancy. Infusion treatment was more frequent in the control group than in the case group with congenital abnormalities (adjusted POR with 945 95% CI: 0.7, 0.6-0.9 and there was no higher rate of maternal infusion treatments in any congenital abnormality group. Mean gestational age was shorter and mean birth weight was smaller in control newborn infants without CA born to mothers with infusion treatment during pregnancy than in the babies of mothers without infusion treatment. The prevalence of mild intrauterine growth retardation was more frequent in the fetuses of pregnant women with hyperemesis gravidarum treated with infusion. The results of the study suggest that infusion treatment of pregnant women did not associate with a higher risk of congenital abnormalities. In addition, the intravenous infusion of drugs has some, but limited efficacy to prevent the adverse effects of hyperemesis gravidarum and threatened preterm delivery.

  11. Low dose i.v. infusion of prostaglandin F2 alpha for induction of labor at term

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    Allen, J; Forman, Axel

    1983-01-01

    In 100 pregnant women at term, labor was induced for medical reasons by i.v. infusion of a low dose of prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha). With a dose not exceeding 6 micrograms PGF2 alpha/min, all patients were induced into labor. The mean induction-delivery time was 6.6 hours and the overall proportion of instrumental deliveries was 19%, including 6% cesarean sections. Very few side effects were observed. It is concluded that i.v. infusion of prostaglandin F2 alpha in a low dose regimen might be considered as an alternative to existing methods for the induction of labor at term.

  12. Low dose i.v. infusion of prostaglandin F2 alpha for induction of labor at term

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    Allen, J; Forman, Axel; Maigaard, S; Ulmsten, U

    1983-01-01

    In 100 pregnant women at term, labor was induced for medical reasons by i.v. infusion of a low dose of prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha). With a dose not exceeding 6 micrograms PGF2 alpha/min, all patients were induced into labor. The mean induction-delivery time was 6.6 hours and the overall proportion of instrumental deliveries was 19%, including 6% cesarean sections. Very few side effects were observed. It is concluded that i.v. infusion of prostaglandin F2 alpha in a low dose regimen might...

  13. Early mechanism of action of arterially infused ethanol: an experimental study on the influence of infusion speed

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    Abdominal aortography and histopathologic examination after absolute ethanol infusion at fast (0.4cc/sec) and slow speed (0.04cc/sec) were performed on 16 rats (2 controls. 7 fast infusion group. 7 slow infusion group). Angiographic and histopathologic findings were correlated and the findings of slow and fast infusion groups were studied. The results are as follows: 1. Histopathologic findings of the fast infusion group revealed wide area of glomerular and tubular collapses, obliteration of the free space between the Bowmann's capsule and glomerulus, sloughing and loss of the endothelium, fresh thrombi attached to the wall, and cleavage of the muscle layer of the arteries. 2. Angiographic findings of the fast infusion group revealed luminal irregularity, early obstruction of the aorta and the renal arteries, and delayed circulation time. 3. Histopathologic findings of the slow infusion group revealed degenerated, coalesced red blood cell packed in the glomeruli, focal areas of severe glomerular and tubular damage on relatively normal background, endothelial and muscular damage of the arteries. 4. Angiographic findings of the slow infusion group revealed focal perfusion defect of the kidney, delayed circulation time, and mild luminal irregularity, but there was no obstruction of the major arteries. 5. In conclusion, author believes that endothelial damage and thrombus formation from the damaged vessel wall, as well as direct cytotoxicity and in situ emboli formation play a significant role in the embolic effect of absolute ethanol.

  14. Patient preferences and satisfaction in a multispecialty infusion center

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Barbara E Ostrov,1 Kristine Reynolds,2 Lisabeth V Scalzi11Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, 2Department of Nursing, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USAPurpose: Direct feedback from patients about their preferred modes of medication ­administration has been increasingly sought by providers to develop care programs that best match patient goals. Multispecialty infusion centers generally provide care to hematology–oncology (HO and non-HO patients in one unit, with the same nursing staff. Our staff perceived that this was dissatisfying to our non-HO patients. We assessed patient satisfaction, as well as nursing and physician perceptions of patient preference/satisfaction with our infusion center, to determine whether a separate unit should be recommended when designing our new Cancer Institute Infusion Center.Patients and methods: A seven-question Likert scale satisfaction survey for patients, and a separate survey to assess nurses’ and physicians’ perception of patient satisfaction, were developed. The survey was administered to non-HO patients receiving infusions, doctors prescribing infusions, and nurses administering infusions. Results of the survey were compared between groups to assess differences in responses.Results: Responses were received from 52 non-HO patients, 18 physicians, and 13 nurses. Patients had more satisfaction, on all survey items, with the multispecialty infusion center than had been realized by physicians and nurses. Analysis demonstrated that patients were satisfied with care in a multispecialty infusion unit and were in favor of continuing their care in this combined center. Total scores of patient surveys were significantly different (P<0.001 from those of physicians and nurses, who had assumed patients would prefer to have their care in a non-HO infusion setting.Conclusion: Understanding patient preferences is an important step in deciding the structure of infusion centers. Based on these survey conclusions, a combined multispecialty infusion center has been continued at our institution, thus improving quality by including patients in decision-making affecting their care.Keywords: patient care, infusion preferences, non-oncology patients, infusion therapy

  15. Intraarterial infusion chemotherapy for the treatment of metastatic liver cancer

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    Some techniques of the most recent interventional radiology are very useful for the treatment of metastatic liver cancer and changing the style of hepatic infusion chemotherapy. This report shows our latest results and methods of hepatic infusion chemotherapy for metastatic liver cancer. 1. For the catheter placement, a new catheterization route via the left subclavian artery into the hepatic artery was developed and performed in 132 cases. Superselective catheterization succeeded in 123 cases (93.2 %). This procedure is less invasive than laparotomy and less troublesome than other percutaneous routes. 2. For useful infusion system, an implantable injection port ''Reservoir'' was developed and it was used in 87 cases. This method makes arterial infusion chemotherapy easy, and imploves their quality of life. 3. To acquire adequate drug delivery, arterial redistribution by steel coils was done, and 109 arteries in 80 cases were occluded. This method is very useful to make multiple hepatic artery single and it is important to avoid gasroduodenal complications. 4. Now, using these techniques, the phase II study of 5FU, ADM, MMC combined hepatic infusion in patients with non-resectable metastatic liver cancer is done. Up to this time, such a phase study on arterial infusion chemotherapy was difficult because of technical problems, but these new techniques make it possible. In conclusion, these new methods change the style and conception of hepatic infusion, and these make much progress on the treatment of patients with metastatic liver cancer. (author)

  16. Radiofrequency ablation during continuous saline infusion can extend ablation margins

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    Full Text Available AIM: To determine whether fluid injection during radiofrequency ablation (RFA can increase the coagulation area. METHODS: Bovine liver (1-2 kg was placed on an aluminum tray with a return electrode affixed to the base, and the liver was punctured by an expandable electrode. During RFA, 5% glucose; 50% glucose; or saline fluid was infused continuously at a rate of 1.0 mL/min through the infusion line connected to the infusion port. The area and volume of the thermocoagulated region of bovine liver were determined after RFA. The Joule heat generated was determined from the temporal change in output during the RFA experiment. RESULTS: No liquid infusion was 17.3 ± 1.6 mL, similar to the volume of a 3-cm diameter sphere (14.1 mL. Mean thermocoagulated volume was significantly larger with continuous infusion of saline (29.3 ± 3.3 mL than with 5% glucose (21.4 ± 2.2 mL, 50% glucose (16.5 ± 0.9 mL or no liquid infusion (17.3 ± 1.6 mL. The ablated volume for RFA with saline was approximately 1.7-times greater than for RFA with no liquid infusion, representing a significant difference between these two conditions. Total Joule heat generated during RFA was highest with saline, and lowest with 50% glucose. CONCLUSION: RFA with continuous saline infusion achieves a large ablation zone, and may help inhibit local recurrence by obtaining sufficient ablation margins. RFA during continuous saline infusion can extend ablation margins, and may be prevent local recurrence.

  17. Doaimetry assessment of 81Krm peripheral venous infusion studies

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    Calculation of S factors for 81Krm for a full range of target organs from each source organ relevant in 81Krm peripheral venous infusion imaging has been performed. Typical equilibrium activities in the source organs have been measured using quantitative planar gamma camera imaging for a generator with a mean activity at imaging time of 468 MBq eluted at 10 ml min-1. Based on the above measurements and assuming a 10 min infusion period, the mean effective dose equivalent for 81Krm infusion imaging in the assessment of right heart function in adults was found to be 0.365 mSv. (author)

  18. Reversible isolated thrombocytopenia: a rare adverse effect of diclofenac infusion

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    Divya G. Krishnan

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Diclofenac infusion is prescribed for acute painful and inflammatory conditions in intensive care. Thrombocytopenia is a very rare adverse effect of diclofenac infusion. We report a case of thrombocytopenia due to diclofenac infusion, occurring in a 32-year-old male treated conservatively for acute appendicitis. The thrombocytopenia recovered completely with the discontinuation of the drug. The rarity, clinical importance, and the diagnostic difficulty associated with this case prompted us to report it here. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2015; 4(3.000: 584-585

  19. Hepatobiliary scintigraphy in patients receiving hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy

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    Hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy is used in the treatment of certain selected hepatic tumors, especially metastatic adenocarcinoma of the colon. Chemical cholecystitis has been recognized recently as a complication of hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy. The authors performed hepatobiliary scans on ten patients receiving hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy. All ten patients had abnormal hepatobiliary scintigraphy. They present case reports of three patients with abnormal hepatobiliary scans who have required cholecystectomy for symptoms of chemical cholecystitis to illustrate the clinical, scintigraphic, and pathologic findings in these patients

  20. Nitroglycerin infusion during coronary-artery surgery.

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    Kaplan, J A; Dunbar, R W; Jones, E L

    1976-07-01

    The effects of an intravenous infusion of nitroglycerin were studied in 20 acutely hypertensive patients during coronary-artery surgery. Eight patients had histories of essential hypertension and six had been treated for it. They were anesthetized with morphine, diazepam, N2O, O2, pancuronium, and enflurane. Control measurements were obtained after sternotomy. Nitroglycerin was then administered until the blood pressure returned to normal, and the measurements then repeated. The mean dose of nitroglycerin was 80.0 +/- 4.7 mug/min, or 0.96 mug/kg/min. This produced significant decreases (P less than .05) in systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial blood pressures, central venous pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, systemic vascular resistance, and left ventricular stroke work index. Cardiac index, stroke index, and heart rate were unchanged. Two indices of myocardial oxygen demand (rate-pressure product and tension-time index) were significantly decreased by nitroglycerin (P less than .005). Fifty per cent of the patients had improvement in ST-segment depression on the electrocardiogram. These findings demonstrate that nitroglycerin can be safely administered intravenously during operation, and suggest that nitroglycerin decreases myocardial oxygen demand and relieves myocardial ischemia. PMID:820217

  1. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion: practical issues

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    Banshi D Saboo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The growing number of individuals with diabetes mellitus has prompted new way of treating these patients, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII or insulin pump therapy is an increasingly form of intensive insulin therapy. An increasing number of individuals with diabetes mellitus individuals of all ages have started using insulin pump therapy. Not everyone is a good candidate for insulin pump therapy, and the clinician needs to be able to determine which patients are able to master the techniques required and to watch for the adverse reactions that may develop. Insulin pump increases quality of life of patient with diabetes mellitus with increasing satisfaction with treatment and decrease impact of diabetes mellitus. Manual errors by insulin pump users may lead to hypo or hyperglycemia, resulting into diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA sometimes. Some of practical aspect is associated with insulin pump therapy such as selection of candidates, handling of pump and selection of site, and pump setting, henceforth this review is prepared to explore and solve the practical problems or issues associated with pump therapy.

  2. Intestinal levodopa infusion: the Belgian experience.

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    Pickut, Barbara Anne; van der Linden, Chris; Dethy, Sophie; Van De Maele, Hilde; de Beyl, Diederik Zegers

    2014-06-01

    Data concerning efficacy, safety, and patient satisfaction of levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG, Duodopa, AbbVie, Wavre, Belgium) infusion in routine clinical practice were needed to maintain reimbursement of the drug in Belgium. Patients with advanced Parkinson's disease in 27 neurology centers across Belgium were included. Of 100 patients who underwent naso-intestinal (NI) evaluation with LCIG, 67 received permanent treatment with LCIG via percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and jejunal tube (PEG/J). Efficacy was evaluated at baseline (on levodopa) and during a follow-up (FU) visit (on LCIG) using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) IV. Patient appraisal of the Duodopa system was evaluated using a visual analog scale for therapy compliance, user-friendliness, and global appreciation. Safety was assessed by reporting suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and medical device-related complaints. FU evaluations were conducted in 37 patients. Significant improvement at FU was observed for motor complications (UPDRS IV) as the mean change from baseline to FU was -6.3 (95 % CI -8.1 to -4.5). Patient appraisal showed high scores for hospital delivery, user-friendliness, and patient global appreciation, as well as family appreciation of the system on daily life. Few ADRs and system malfunctions were reported, with no unexpected ADRs. In conclusion, the symptoms and impact of Parkinsonism improved markedly when LCIG PEG/J was initiated. PMID:24379105

  3. Infusion of innovative technologies for mission operations

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    Donati, Alessandro

    2010-11-01

    The Advanced Mission Concepts and Technologies Office (Mission Technologies Office, MTO for short) at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of ESA is entrusted with research and development of innovative mission operations concepts systems and provides operations support to special projects. Visions of future missions and requests for improvements from currently flying missions are the two major sources of inspiration to conceptualize innovative or improved mission operations processes. They include monitoring and diagnostics, planning and scheduling, resource management and optimization. The newly identified operations concepts are then proved by means of prototypes, built with embedded, enabling technology and deployed as shadow applications in mission operations for an extended validation phase. The technology so far exploited includes informatics, artificial intelligence and operational research branches. Recent outstanding results include artificial intelligence planning and scheduling applications for Mars Express, advanced integrated space weather monitoring system for the Integral space telescope and a suite of growing client applications for MUST (Mission Utilities Support Tools). The research, development and validation activities at the Mission technologies office are performed together with a network of research institutes across Europe. The objective is narrowing the gap between enabling and innovative technology and space mission operations. The paper first addresses samples of technology infusion cases with their lessons learnt. The second part is focused on the process and the methodology used at the Mission technologies office to fulfill its objectives.

  4. Resin Infusion Rigidized Inflatable Concept Development and Demonstration Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Utilizing resin infusion to rigidize an inflatable structure and form fiber-reinforced composites on-orbit is a novel concept that builds on current NASA technology...

  5. Attribute based selection of thermoplastic resin for vacuum infusion process

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    Prabhakaran, R.T. Durai; Lystrup, Aage; Løgstrup Andersen, Tom

    2011-01-01

    The composite industry looks toward a new material system (resins) based on thermoplastic polymers for the vacuum infusion process, similar to the infusion process using thermosetting polymers. A large number of thermoplastics are available in the market with a variety of properties suitable for...... different engineering applications, and few of those are available in a not yet polymerised form suitable for resin infusion. The proper selection of a new resin system among these thermoplastic polymers is a concern for manufactures in the current scenario and a special mathematical tool would be...... beneficial. In this paper, the authors introduce a new decision making tool for resin selection based on significant attributes. This article provides a broad overview of suitable thermoplastic material systems for vacuum infusion process available in today’s market. An illustrative example—resin selection...

  6. Adverse events with continuous doxapram infusion against late postoperative hypoxaemia

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    Rosenberg, J; Kristensen, P A; Pedersen, M H; Overgaard, H

    1996-01-01

    hypoxaemia seem promising, further studies on the effect of continuous nocturnal postoperative doxapram infusion on levels of arterial oxygen saturation should be postponed until more knowledge about the pharmacokinetics of doxapram in this particular clinical situation has been gathered....

  7. Continuous nasogastric phosphorus infusion in hypophosphatemic rickets of prematurity.

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    Koo, W W; Antony, G; Stevens, L H

    1984-02-01

    Radiologic and biochemical abnormalities associated with nutritional hypophosphatemic rickets were discovered in a 945-g preterm infant despite daily supplementation with 800 to 1,600 IU of ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and an elevated serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration. Vitamin D supplementation was stopped, and the rickets was corrected by phosphorus supplement alone with the use of a unique technique of long-term, continuous nasogastric phosphorus infusion. Normophosphatemia was rapidly achieved and effectively maintained. Hypocalcemia did not occur at rates of infusion of 100 mg of elemental phosphorus per day. The data are consistent with specific phosphorus deficiency as the cause of rickets in this infant, rather than insufficient vitamin D intake or disturbed vitamin D metabolism. We speculated that continuous phosphorus infusion prevents the intermittent hyperphosphatemia of bolus phosphorus supplement and that continuous phosphorus infusion may be useful in the treatment of other hypophosphatemic states of infancy. PMID:6695874

  8. Robust liquid-infused surfaces through patterned wettability.

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    Wexler, Jason S; Grosskopf, Abigail; Chow, Melissa; Fan, Yuyang; Jacobi, Ian; Stone, Howard A

    2015-07-01

    Liquid-infused surfaces display advantageous properties that are normally associated with conventional gas-cushioned superhydrophobic surfaces. However, the surfaces can lose their novel properties if the infused liquid drains from the surface. We explore how drainage due to gravity or due to an external flow can be prevented through the use of chemical patterning. A small area of the overall surface is chemically treated to be preferentially wetted by the external fluid rather than the infused liquid. These sacrificial regions disrupt the continuity of the infused liquid, thereby preventing the liquid from draining from the texture. If the regions are patterned with the correct periodicity, drainage can be prevented entirely. The chemical patterns are created using spray-coating or deep-UV exposure, two facile techniques that are scalable to generate large-scale failure-resistant surfaces. PMID:26014378

  9. Shear-Driven Failure of Liquid-Infused Surfaces

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    Wexler, Jason S.; Jacobi, Ian; Stone, Howard A.

    2015-04-01

    Rough or patterned surfaces infused with a lubricating liquid display many of the same useful properties as conventional gas-cushioned superhydrophobic surfaces. However, liquid-infused surfaces exhibit a new failure mode: the infused liquid film may drain due to an external shear flow, causing the surface to lose its advantageous properties. We examine shear-driven drainage of liquid-infused surfaces with the goal of understanding and thereby mitigating this failure mode. On patterned surfaces exposed to a known shear stress, we find that a finite length of the surface remains wetted indefinitely, despite the fact that no physical barriers prevent drainage. We develop an analytical model to explain our experimental results, and find that the steady-state retention results from the ability of patterned surfaces to wick wetting liquids, and is thus analogous to capillary rise. We establish the geometric surface parameters governing fluid retention and show how these parameters can describe even random substrate patterns.

  10. Infusing Personal Responsibility into the Curriculum and Cocurriculum: Campus Examples

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    O'Neill, Nancy

    2013-01-01

    This chapter highlights good practices and lessons learned for infusing personal responsibility--striving for excellence, cultivating academic integrity, and developing competence in ethical and moral reasoning and action--as outcomes of college.

  11. Radionuclide localization of intraarterial infusions in head and neck cancer

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    The therapeutic advantage of intraarterial infusion chemotherapy depends upon delivery of a high drug concentration to the entire tumor bulk with maximum sparing of critical normal tissues. It is clear that successful application of regional therapy must include methodology to assess quantitatively and qualitatively the infused area. /sup 99m/Tc macroaggregated albumin (Tc-MAA) injected intraarterially is held on first pass in the arteriolar capillary bed, thus providing a map of blood flow distribution. Analog and digital planar images and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) after Tc-MAA injections provide static and transaxial tomographic images of head and neck intraarterial infusions. SPECT can be viewed as an endless movie-type display, thus producing a rotating cimematic display. These radionuclide localization techniques provide a three-dimensional delineation of the tissues infused, including subsurface details not appreciated with dye injection alone. These procedures should be considered an integral part of intraarterial therapy of head and neck cancer

  12. Infusing Social Responsibility into the Curriculum and Cocurriculum: Campus Examples

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    Reason, Robert D.

    2013-01-01

    This chapter highlights good practices and lessons learned for infusing social responsibility--contributing to the larger community and taking seriously the perspectives of others--as outcomes of college.

  13. Nonmetabolic Complications of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion: A Patient Survey

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    Pickup, John C.; Yemane, Nardos; Brackenridge, Anna; Pender, Siobhan

    2014-01-01

    Background: Little is known about the frequencies and types of nonmetabolic complications occurring in type 1 diabetes patients being treated by modern insulin pump therapy (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion [CSII]), when recorded by standardized questionnaire rather than clinical experience.

  14. Use of Continuous Infusion Pumps During Radiation Treatment

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    Bak, Kate; Gutierrez, Eric; Lockhart, Elizabeth; Sharpe, Michael; Green, Esther; Costa, Sarah; Hertz, Sherrie; Kaizer, Leonard; Whitton, Anthtony; Warde, Padraig

    2013-01-01

    The varied results of radiation exposure on infusion devices suggest that additional testing should be carried out to determine the limits of dose exposure, and to raise awareness around this patient safety issue.

  15. Attribute based selection of thermoplastic resin for vacuum infusion process

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    Prabhakaran, R.T. Durai; Lystrup, Aage; Løgstrup Andersen, Tom

    2011-01-01

    The composite industry looks toward a new material system (resins) based on thermoplastic polymers for the vacuum infusion process, similar to the infusion process using thermosetting polymers. A large number of thermoplastics are available in the market with a variety of properties suitable for...... different engineering applications, and few of those are available in a not yet polymerised form suitable for resin infusion. The proper selection of a new resin system among these thermoplastic polymers is a concern for manufactures in the current scenario and a special mathematical tool would be...... beneficial. In this paper, the authors introduce a new decision making tool for resin selection based on significant attributes. This article provides a broad overview of suitable thermoplastic material systems for vacuum infusion process available in today’s market. An illustrative example—resin selection...

  16. Continuous versus short-term infusion of cefuroxime

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    Tøttrup, Mikkel; Bibby, Bo Martin; Hardlei, Tore F; Bue, Mats; Kerrn-Jespersen, Sigrid; Fuursted, Kurt; Søballe, Kjeld; Birke-Sørensen, Hanne

    2015-01-01

    The relatively short half-lives of most ?-lactams suggest that continuous infusion of these time-dependent antimicrobials may be favorable compared to short-term infusion. Nevertheless, only limited solid-tissue pharmacokinetic data are available to support this theory. In this study, we randomly...... assigned 12 pigs to receive cefuroxime as either a short-term or continuous infusion. Measurements of cefuroxime were obtained every 30 min in plasma, subcutaneous tissue, and bone. For the measurements in solid tissues, microdialysis was applied. A two-compartment population model was fitted separately to...... the drug concentration data for the different tissues using a nonlinear mixed-effects regression model. Estimates of the pharmacokinetic parameters and time with concentrations above the MIC were derived using Monte Carlo simulations. Except for subcutaneous tissue in the short-term infusion group...

  17. Infusion device standardisation and dose error reduction software.

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    Iacovides, Ioanna; Blandford, Ann; Cox, Anna; Franklin, Bryony Dean; Lee, Paul; Vincent, Chris J

    In 2004, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) released a safety alert relating to the management and use of infusion devices in England and Wales. The alert called for the standardisation of infusion devices and a consideration of using centralised equipment systems to manage device storage. There has also been growing interest in smart-pump technology, such as dose error reduction software (DERS) as a way to reduce IV medication errors. However, questions remain about the progress that has been made towards infusion device standardisation and the adoption of DERS. In this article, the authors report the results of a survey investigating the extent to which the standardisation of infusion devices has occurred in the last 10 years and centralised equipment libraries are being used in practice, as well as the prevalence of DERS use within the UK. Findings indicate that while reported standardisation levels are high, use of centralised equipment libraries remains low, as does DERS usage. PMID:25158362

  18. Accuracy of portable infusers under hyperbaric oxygenation conditions.

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    Dohgomori, H; Arikawa, K; Gushiken, T; Kanmura, Y

    2002-02-01

    Three types of portable infusers with different infusion mechanisms were evaluated with regard to their accuracy during a hyperbaric oxygenation protocoL The power driving the pump is provided by either a balloon, a spring or a vacuum mechanism. Performance during hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) varied between the devices, probably due to the difference in driving mechanism. Flow delivery by the vacuum type infuser is substantially affected by HBO. Doubling the ambient pressure approximately doubled flow delivery from the vacuum type device. We suggest that other devices are more suitable for use in this clinical situation. We conclude that it is desirable to check the performance of any infuser intended for use during hyperbaric oxygenation and to be mindful of potential differences among such devices. PMID:11939434

  19. [Comparative studies on perioperative infusion therapy in children].

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    Altemeyer, K H; Schöch, G; Breucking, E; Seeling, W; Schmitz, E; Dick, W

    1979-04-01

    Various infusion solutions--containing different amounts of sodium, potassium, chloride and carbohydrates--were compared within two groups of infants and children from six months to fourteen years of age. Among various parameters particularly blood electrolytes and urinary electrolytes were taken as important parameters to recommend certain types of the basic infusion solutions, to be used for the perioperative period in pediatric surgical cases. PMID:107122

  20. Infusion cholecystography in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis

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    The use of infusion cholecystography as an aid in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis was investigated in 21 patients. Seventeen of 18 patients (94%) with positive cholecyst-tomograms who underwent laparotomy had confirmation of acutely inflamed gallbladders both macroscopically and histologically. These findings suggest that infusion cholecystography can make a significant contribution in reducing the incidence of misdiagnosis in acute cholecystitis, and that the investigation should be part of the management of patients in whom early surgery is planned. (author)

  1. [Treatment of diabetic keto-acidosis through continuous insulin infusion].

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    Mirouze, J; Mion, C; Monnier, L; Beraud, J J; Selam, J L

    1976-11-01

    Presented are results obtained with a continuous intravenous infusion of regular insulin in 13 cases of diabetic ketoacidosis. A bolus of 10 units of insulin followed by an average of 15 units delivered via an infusion pomp induce an immediate and regular decrease of blood glucose levels (1.63 +/- 0.15 g/h). A large quantity of glucose (25 g per hour) shortens duration of ketosis (7.0 +/- 1.2 h). PMID:824621

  2. Infusing Social Emotional Learning into the Teacher Education Curriculum

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    Badiyyah Waajid; Pamela W. Garner; Julie E. Owen

    2013-01-01

    Research supports the importance of policies and interventions to infuse social emotional curricula in schools. The role of teachers in supporting young children’s social and emotional readiness for classroom learning has been recognized, but instruction in children’s well-being and social emotional competence is a low priority in teacher preparation programs. In this study we, used qualitative methods to examine whether we could successfully infuse an undergraduate curriculum and instruction...

  3. Haemolytic uraemic syndrome: therapeutic effect of plasma infusion.

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    Misiani, R; Appiani, A C; Edefonti, A; Gotti, E; BETTINELLI, A; Giani, M; ROSSI, E.; Remuzzi, G; Mecca, G

    1982-01-01

    The therapeutic effect of plasma infusion was evaluated in 10 children and seven adults with haemolytic uraemic syndrome. All but one patient responded to this treatment with rapid disappearance of haematological abnormalities. The patient who apparently failed to respond to plasma infusion obtained complete remission of the disease after plasmapheresis. Although 15 of the 17 patients were anuric or oliguric on admission, renal function recovered completely in eight children and two adults. S...

  4. Role of saline infusion sonography in abnormal uterine bleeding

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    Megha Sharma

    2013-08-01

    Conclusions: We found Saline Infusion Sonography to be an easy and safe procedure, though being less sensitive, it cannot replace hysteroscopy as a whole. Though hysteroscopy is a gold standard, saline infusion sonography is an easy, safe procedure for diagnosing intracavitary pathologies in low resource setting and despite being less sensitive, it can still reduce the number of hysteroscopies. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2013; 2(4.000: 533-538

  5. A Death Associated with Possible Propofol Infusion Syndrome

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    Agrawal, Nikhil; Rao, Sudhakar; Nair, Roshan

    2012-01-01

    Propofol, an intravenously administered, centrally acting sedative/hypnotic, is a popular medication for anesthesia and sedation due to rapid onset, controllability and short recovery time. Prolonged propofol infusions, (>48 h) with elevated doses (>67 mcg/kg/min) may result in a rare but fatal condition known as the Propofol Related Infusion Syndrome (PRIS). This is a case of severe metabolic acidosis and refractory hyperkalemia in a 53 year old female with polytrauma on a continuous propofo...

  6. Anisomycin infusions in the parabrachial nucleus and taste neophobia

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    Lin, Jian-You; Amodeo, Leslie Renee; Arthurs, Joe; Reilly, Steve

    2012-01-01

    To investigate whether de novo protein synthesis in the parabrachial nucleus (PBN) is required for recovery from taste neophobia, anisomycin (a protein synthesis inhibitor) was infused immediately after consumption of a novel saccharin solution (Experiment 1). Unexpectedly, this PBN treatment caused a reduction in saccharin intake. In addition, we found that the anisomycin-induced suppression of tastant intake was attenuated by prior intra-PBN infusions of lidocaine (Experiment 2). This patte...

  7. A theoretical alternative intraosseous infusion site in severely hypovolemic children

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    Mogale, Nkhensani; van Schoor, Albert-Neels; Bosman, Marius C.

    2015-01-01

    Background Studies have shown that the venous system tends to collapse during hypovolemic shock. The use of the bone marrow space for infusions is an effective alternative, with the tibial insertion site being the norm. Objectives This study was conducted to determine a quick intraosseous infusion method that could be an alternative to the tibial route in neonates during emergency situations. Method A sample of 30 neonatal cadavers was dissected to explore a possible alternative to the tibial...

  8. Infusing Software Engineering Technology into Practice at NASA

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    Pressburger, Thomas; Feather, Martin S.; Hinchey, Michael; Markosia, Lawrence

    2006-01-01

    We present an ongoing effort of the NASA Software Engineering Initiative to encourage the use of advanced software engineering technology on NASA projects. Technology infusion is in general a difficult process yet this effort seems to have found a modest approach that is successful for some types of technologies. We outline the process and describe the experience of the technology infusions that occurred over a two year period. We also present some lessons from the experiences.

  9. Electro-osmotic infusion for joule heating soil remediation techniques

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    Carrigan, Charles R. (Tracy, CA); Nitao, John J. (Castro Valley, CA)

    1999-01-01

    Electro-osmotic infusion of ground water or chemically tailored electrolyte is used to enhance, maintain, or recondition electrical conductivity for the joule heating remediation technique. Induced flows can be used to infuse electrolyte with enhanced ionic conductivity into the vicinity of the electrodes, maintain the local saturation of near-electrode regions and resaturate a partially dried out zone with groundwater. Electro-osmotic infusion can also tailor the conductivity throughout the target layer by infusing chemically modified and/or heated electrolyte to improve conductivity contrast of the interior. Periodic polarity reversals will prevent large pH changes at the electrodes. Electro-osmotic infusion can be used to condition the electrical conductivity of the soil, particularly low permeability soil, before and during the heating operation. Electro-osmotic infusion is carried out by locating one or more electrodes adjacent the heating electrodes and applying a dc potential between two or more electrodes. Depending on the polarities of the electrodes, the induced flow will be toward the heating electrodes or away from the heating electrodes. In addition, electrodes carrying a dc potential may be located throughout the target area to tailor the conductivity of the target area.

  10. Prepreg and infusion processes for modern wind turbine blades

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    Shennan, C. [Hexcel, Cambridge (United Kingdom)

    2013-09-01

    The different elements of wind turbine blades have been analyzed for their main function, performance requirements and drivers. Key drivers can be simplified to either performance or cost. The use of prepreg and infusion to make these blade elements has then been compared and shows, from a comparison of test laminates, that prepreg typically delivers higher mechanical performance on both glass and carbon. One of the main process differences, cure temperature, has been overcome with the introduction of M79 which cures at 70 deg. - 80 deg. C. M79 combines this low cure temperature with a much lower reaction enthalpy allowing shorter cure cycles. This means that prepregs can now be cured in the same molds, at the same temperatures and with the same foam as used in a conventional infusion process. Although prepreg and infusion are usually used separately for making blade elements, they may also be used in combination: co-infused and co-cured using prepregs for the hard to infuse unidirectional load-carrying elements and infusion for the other elements. This can thus simplify the production process. The conclusion is that unidirectional prepregs are ideally suited for the performance driven parts of the blade such as in load carrying elements. (Author)

  11. Tracer studies with aortic infusion result in improper tracer distribution

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    It has been suggested that lactate turnover can be accurately assessed by infusing radioactive lactate tracer into the aorta and sampling blood in the vena cava. However, there may be streaming of newly infused tracer in the aorta, resulting in a nonuniform arterial specific activity (SA). Furthermore vena caval blood may not be representative of mixed venous blood. The authors examined this problem in 7 anesthetized dogs with sampling catheters in the pulmonary (PA), carotid (CA), and femoral (FA) arteries, and the superior (SVC) and inferior (IVC) vena cavi. [1-14C]lactate was continuously infused into the left ventricle through a catheter introduced through the femoral artery. The same SA (dpm/?mol) was found in the CA and FA, indicating adequate mixing of newly infused tracer with trace. Three dogs showed differences between SVC, IVC and PA, suggesting a mixed venous sample can not be obtained from the VC. When the catheter was moved into the aorta, wide differences in SA appeared between the CA and FA, clearly reflecting streaming of tracer. These differences also appeared in the SVC and IVC. In conclusion, adequate mixing does not occur between tracer and trace in arterial blood with aortic infusion. Further, VC sampling will not give a consistent mixed venous SA. Therefore, for practical reasons, aortic tracer infusion with vena caval sampling will lead to erroneous turnover values

  12. Lipolytic response to glucose infusion in human subjects

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    The authors have determined the effect of various rates of glucose infusion on the rates of release of glycerol (R/sub a/ glycerol), free fatty acids (R/sub a/ FFA), and on energy metabolism in normal human volunteers. Plasma kinetics were determined with use of the stable isotopic tracers D-5-glycerol and [1-13C]palmitate, and energy metabolism was determined by indirect calorimetry. The effect of glucose infusion on R/sub a/ glycerol and R/sub a/ FFA was dose-dependent. At 4 mg x kg-1 x min-1, both R/sub a/ glycerol and R/sub a/ FFA were suppressed; at 8 mg x kg-1 x min-1, R/sub a/ FFA was even more depressed, but R/sub a/ glycerol was similar to the value during the 4 mg x kg-1 x min-1 infusion. At all infusion rates tested, the amount of potential energy available from the sum of the glucose infusion and endogenously mobilized fat was always greater than when no glucose was infused. Glucose decreased fat mobilization by both inhibiting lipolysis and stimulating reesterification, thus causing a significant increase in triglyceride-fatty acid substrate cycling within the adipose tissue. Plasma insulin was determined by radioimmunoassay

  13. Infusion of hypertonic saline before elective hysterectomy: effects on cytokines and stress hormones

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    Kolsen-Petersen, J A; Bendtzen, K; Tonnesen, E

    2008-01-01

    Infusion of hypertonic saline provides early haemodynamic benefits and may affect the immune system. It is unknown if infusion of hypertonic saline affects plasma cytokines and stress hormones after surgery.......Infusion of hypertonic saline provides early haemodynamic benefits and may affect the immune system. It is unknown if infusion of hypertonic saline affects plasma cytokines and stress hormones after surgery....

  14. Needle detachment from the Sure-T infusion set in two young children with diabetes mellitus (DM) treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) and unexplained hyperglycaemia.

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    Massa, Guy; Gys, Inge; Eyndt, Anniek Op't; Wauben, Karen; Vanoppen, Astrid

    2015-01-01

    We report on two young children with type 1 diabetes mellitus, treated by continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, who developed severe hyperglycaemia and detachment of the needle from the insulin infusion set. PMID:25153227

  15. Complications during the management of pediatric refractory status epilepticus with benzodiazepine and pentobarbital infusions

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    William Patten; Naqvi, Sayed Z.; Andre Raszynski; Totapally, Balagangadhar R.

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate complications in the management of refractory status epilepticus (RSE) treated with benzodiazepine and pentobarbital infusions. Of 28 children with RSE, eleven (39%) were treated with a pentobarbital infusion after failure to control RSE with a benzodiazepine infusion; while17 children (61%) required only a benzodiazepine infusion. The mean maximum pentobarbital infusion dosage was 5.2 ± 1.8 mg/kg/h. Twenty-five patients received a con...

  16. Needle infusion avoids using sutures and prevents hypotony in the 23 gauge sutureless vitrectomy

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    Zhang, Yingjie; ZHU, DONGQING; Zhou, Jibo

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the effects of needle infusion on preventing wound leakage and hypotony in sutureless vitrectomy. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 230 consecutive eyes of 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy with or without needle infusion, and further measured the wound leakage and intraocular pressure (IOP) without using a suture. Results: In the eyes with primary needle infusion inserted before infusion cannula removal, IOP was stable during and after infusion cannula removal. No s...

  17. Continuous intravenous infusions of bromodeoxyuridine as a clinical radiosensitizer

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    Twelve patients were treated with continuous intravenous (24-hour) infusions of bromodeoxyuridine (BUdR) at 650 or 1000 mg/m2/d for up to two weeks. Myelosuppression, especially thrombocytopenia, was the major systemic toxicity and limited the infusion period to nine to 14 days. However, bone marrow recovery occurred within seven to ten days, allowing for a second infusion in most patients. Local toxicity (within the radiation field) was minimal, with the exception of one of four patients, who underwent abdominal irradiation. Pharmacology studies revealed a steady-state arterial plasma level of 6 x 10(-7) mol/L and 1 x 10(-6) mol/L during infusion of 650 and 1000 mg/m2/d, respectively. In vivo BUdR uptake into normal bone marrow was evaluated in two patients by comparison of preinfusion and postinfusion in vitro radiation survival curves of marrow CFUc with enhancement ratios (D0-pre/D0-post) of 1.8 (with 650 mg/m2/d) and 2.5 (with 1000 mg/m2/d). In vivo BUdR incorporation into normal skin and tumor cells using an anti-BUdR monoclonal antibody and immunohistochemistry was demonstrated in biopsies from three patients revealing substantially less cellular incorporation into normal skin (less than 10%) compared with tumor (up to 50% to 70%). The authors conclude that local and systemic toxicity of continuous infusion of BUdR at 1000 mg/m2/d for approximately two weeks is tolerable. The observed normal tissue toxicity is comparable with previous clinical experience with intermittent (12 hours every day for two weeks) infusions of BUdR. Theoretically, a constant infusion should allow for greater incorporation of BUdR into cycling tumor cells and thus, for further enhancement of radiosensitization

  18. Planetary Science Technology Infusion Study: Findings and Recommendations Status

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    Anderson, David J.; Sandifer, Carl E., II; Sarver-Verhey, Timothy R.; Vento, Daniel M.; Zakrajsek, June F.

    2014-01-01

    The Planetary Science Division (PSD) within the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) at NASA Headquarters sought to understand how to better realize a scientific return on spacecraft system technology investments currently being funded. In order to achieve this objective, a team at NASA Glenn Research Center was tasked with surveying the science and mission communities to collect their insight on technology infusion and additionally sought inputs from industry, universities, and other organizations involved with proposing for future PSD missions. This survey was undertaken by issuing a Request for Information (RFI) activity that requested input from the proposing community on present technology infusion efforts. The Technology Infusion Study was initiated in March 2013 with the release of the RFI request. The evaluation team compiled and assessed this input in order to provide PSD with recommendations on how to effectively infuse new spacecraft systems technologies that it develops into future competed missions enabling increased scientific discoveries, lower mission cost, or both. This team is comprised of personnel from the Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) Program and the In-Space Propulsion Technology (ISPT) Program staff.The RFI survey covered two aspects of technology infusion: 1) General Insight, including: their assessment of barriers to technology infusion as related to infusion approach; technology readiness; information and documentation products; communication; integration considerations; interaction with technology development areas; cost-capped mission areas; risk considerations; system level impacts and implementation; and mission pull. 2) Specific technologies from the most recent PSD Announcements of Opportunities (AOs): The Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG), aerocapture and aeroshell hardware technologies, the NASA Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) ion propulsion system, and the Advanced Materials Bi-propellant Rocket (AMBR) engine.This report will present the teams Findings from the RFI inputs and the recommendations that arose from these findings. Methodologies on the findings and recommendations development are discussed.

  19. Effects of adenosine infusion into renal interstitium on renal hemodynamics

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    This study was designed to investigate the hemodynamic effects of exogenous adenosine in the interstitium of the rat kidney. Adenosine or its analogues were infused into the renal interstitium by means of chronically implanted capsules. In fusion of adenosine decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) from 0.81 +/- 0.06 to 0.37 +/- 0.06 ml/min while having no effect on renal blood flow (RBF). The metabolically stable analogue, 2-chloradenosine (2-ClAdo), decreased GFR from 0.73 +/- 0.07 to 021 +/- 0.06 ml/min. Interstitial infusion of theophylline, an adenosine receptor antagonist, completely abolished the effects of adenosine and 2-ClAdo on GFR. The distribution of adenosine, when infused into the renal interstitium, was determined using radiolabeled 5'-(N-ethyl)-carboxamidoadenosine (NECA), a metabolically stable adenosine agonist. After continuous infusion, [3H]NECA was distributed throughout the kidney. The effects of NECA to reduce GFR were similar to those of adenosine and 2-ClAdo. They conclude that increased levels of adenosine in the renal interstitium markedly decrease GFR without affecting RBF in steady-state conditions. The marked effects of adenosine agonists during their infusion into the renal interstitium and the complete blockade of these effects by theophylline suggest an extracellular action of adenosine

  20. [Comparative studies on perioperative infusion therapy in infants].

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    Altemeyer, K H; Breucking, E; Schöch, G; Seeling, W; Bindewald, H; Dick, W

    1981-02-01

    Four different infusion solutions, consisting of various amounts of sodium, potassium, chloride, phosphate and carbohydrates, were administered to infants from ten days to six months of age. The effects of these infusions on different parameters in the blood serum and on the urinary excretion were measured. It could be demonstrated that even major variations of electrolyte administration could be compensated by the infants' renal function resulting in almost constant serum parameters and adequate water balances. The administration of sodium and chloride ranged from 5-7 mmol/kg per day or from 4.44-7.55 mmol/kg per day respectively, the substitution of potassium varied between 0.25 an 2.4 mmol/kg per day and the substitution of phosphate between 0 and 0.7 mmol/kg per day. Variations of any clinical importance could only be detected for serum phosphate concentrations if phosphate-free infusion solutions had been administered. The postoperative blood glucose concentrations did not show any alterations which could be related to the glucose or glucose-xylitol contents of the infusion solutions. Following these results and according to previously reported studies in children recommendations for the sodium, potassium, chloride, phosphate and carbohydrate contents of the infusion solutions can be made as well as suggestions for the perioperative dosage of these solutions in infants and children. PMID:7194317

  1. Slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces showing marine antibiofouling properties.

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    Xiao, Linlin; Li, Junsheng; Mieszkin, Sophie; Di Fino, Alessio; Clare, Anthony S; Callow, Maureen E; Callow, James A; Grunze, Michael; Rosenhahn, Axel; Levkin, Pavel A

    2013-10-23

    Marine biofouling is a longstanding problem because of the constant challenges placed by various fouling species and increasingly restricted environmental regulations for antifouling coatings. Novel nonbiocidal strategies to control biofouling will necessitate a multifunctional approach to coating design. Here we show that slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPSs) provide another possible strategy to obtaining promising antifouling coatings. Microporous butyl methacrylate-ethylene dimethacrylate (BMA-EDMA) surfaces are prepared via UV-initiated free-radical polymerization. Subsequent infusion of fluorocarbon lubricants (Krytox103, Krytox100, and Fluorinert FC-70) into the porous microtexture results in liquid-repellent slippery surfaces. To study the interaction with marine fouling organisms, settlement of zoospores of the alga Ulva linza and cypris larvae of the barnacle Balanus amphitrite is tested in laboratory assays. BMA-EDMA surfaces infused with Krytox103 and Krytox100 exhibit remarkable inhibition of settlement (attachment) of both spores and cyprids to a level comparable to that of a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-terminated self-assembled monolayer. In addition, the adhesion strength of sporelings (young plants) of U. linza is reduced for BMA-EDMA surfaces infused with Krytox103 and Krytox100 compared to pristine (noninfused) BMA-EDMA and BMA-EDMA infused with Fluorinert FC-70. Immersion tests suggest a correlation between the stability of slippery coatings in artificial seawater and fouling resistance efficacy. The results indicate great potential for the application of this concept in fouling-resistant marine coatings. PMID:24067279

  2. Comparison of three intravenous infusion pumps for monoplace hyperbaric chambers.

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    Weaver, L K; Ray, D; Haberstock, D

    2005-01-01

    We compared the infusion accuracy of the Baxter Flo-Gard 6201, IVAC 530 and Abbott Lifecare 3HB pumps with saline and enteral formula at chamber pressures from 86.1 kPa (0.85 atm abs) to 304 kPa (3.0 atm abs). The Baxter pump infused +/- 10% saline at all tested pressures and rates (1-1,999 ml/hr). At 1 ml/hour, the IVAC infused 18% more saline than expected (86.1 kPa). The Abbott infused -15% and -23% than expected at 202.6 kPa (999 ml/hr) and 304 kPa (800 ml/hr), respectively. A 10-minute chamber compression and decompression (86.1-304-86.1 kPa) resulted in lower-than-expected measured volumes during compression (64-112%) and higher-than-expected measured volumes during decompression (62-114%) at rates of 1, 5, and 10 ml/hr for all pumps. Enteral infusions (100 ml/hour) resulted in -20% to +12% fluid volume discrepancies. In conclusion, the Baxter pump had the best overall performance. Changes observed during compression and decompression may be clinically important. PMID:16509288

  3. [The supply of blood, albumin and infusion solutions during war].

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    Radovi?, M; Vojvodi?, V

    1991-01-01

    Use of blood, albumin and infusion solutions is one of the essential measures in management of war casualties which significantly contributes to the decline in mortality rate of war injured. Human blood and albumin represents the critical national resources which, beside the other, are characterised by limitation of sources and manace of enemy's combat operations. However, because blood and albumin would not be available in sufficient quantities, it is necessary to provide solutions for infusion, since the infusion is the obligatory component of modern management of injured in war and peace. For this reason each injured should be provided 0.35 l of blood, 0.25 l of 5% albumin solution, 0.5 l of 6% clinical dextrane solution and one litre of crystalloid solutions. The availability of these quantities is directly proportional with the effectiveness of the systems for provision of blood, albumin and infusion solutions. The success of the systems depend on realisation of the definite prerequisites, especially of mass and well-organised blood donor service, qualified blood collecting personnel and modern equipment including mobile laboratories for production of solutions for infusion. PMID:1949658

  4. Intracranial hemodynamics during intravenous infusion of glyceryl trinitrate

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    Iversen, Helle Klingenberg; Holm, Søren; Friberg, L; Tfelt-Hansen, P

    2008-01-01

    The mechanisms of glyceryl trinitrate (GTN)-induced headache are not fully elucidated. In this study we administered GTN 0.5 microg/kg/min i.v. for 20 min in six healthy volunteers. Before, during and 60 min after the infusion, we investigated regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF), cerebral blood...... volume (CBV), both estimated with SPECT, and blood flow velocity (BFV) in the middle cerebral artery (MCA), measured with transcranial Doppler. Headache was scored on a numerical verbal rating (0-10) scale. rCBF was unchanged, CBV was slightly increased (13%) during GTN infusion, whereas BFV decreased...... both during (20%) and 60 min (15%) after GTN. Headache was short-lived and maximal during infusion. This discrepancy of time-effect curves for the effect of GTN on headache and dilatation of MCA indicates that MCA is most likely not the primary source of pain in GTN-induced headache. The time...

  5. Cardiovascular effects of intravenous ghrelin infusion in healthy young men

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    Vestergaard, Esben Thyssen; Andersen, Niels Holmark; Hansen, Troels Krarup; Rasmussen, Lars Melholt; Moller, Niels; Sorensen, Keld E; Sloth, Erik; Jorgensen, Jens Otto Lunde

    2007-01-01

    Ghrelin infusion improves cardiac function in patients suffering from cardiac failure, and bolus administration of ghrelin increases cardiac output in healthy subjects. The cardiovascular effects of more continuous intravenous ghrelin exposure remain to be studied. We therefore studied the...... cardiovascular effects of a constant infusion of human ghrelin at a rate of 5 pmol/kg per minute for 180 min. Fifteen healthy, young (aged 23.2 +/- 0.5 yr), normal-weight (23.0 +/- 0.4 kg/m(2)) men volunteered in a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study. With the subjects remaining fasting......, peak myocardial systolic velocity S', tissue tracking TT, left ventricular ejection fraction EF, and endothelium-dependent flow-mediated vasodilatation were measured. Ghrelin infusion increased S' 9% (P = 0.002) and TT 10% (P < 0.001), whereas EF, resting blood flow velocity, and endothelium...

  6. Improving the sweet aftertaste of green tea infusion with tannase.

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    Zhang, Ying-Na; Yin, Jun-Feng; Chen, Jian-Xin; Wang, Fang; Du, Qi-Zhen; Jiang, Yong-Wen; Xu, Yong-Quan

    2016-02-01

    The present study aims to improve the sweet aftertaste and overall acceptability of green tea infusion by hydrolyzing (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG) with tannase. The results showed that the intensity of the sweet aftertaste and the score of overall acceptability of the green tea infusion significantly increased with the extension of the hydrolyzing treatment. (-)-Epigallocatechin (EGC) and (-)-epicatechin (EC) were found to be the main contributors for the sweet aftertaste, based on a trial compatibility with EGCG, ECG, EGC, and EC monomers, and a synergistic action between EGC and EC to sweet aftertaste was observed. A 2.5:1 (EGC/EC) ratio with a total concentration of 3.5 mmol/L gave the most satisfying sweet aftertaste, and the astringency significantly inhibited the development of the sweet aftertaste. These results can help us to produce a tea beverage with excellent sweet aftertaste by hydrolyzing the green tea infusion with tannase. PMID:26304374

  7. Determination of selected microelements in polish herbs and their infusions

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    Kalny, Piotr [Medical University of Warsaw, Department of Drugs Analysis, Banacha 1, 02-091 Warsaw (Poland); Fijalek, Zbigniew [Medical University of Warsaw, Department of Drugs Analysis, Banacha 1, 02-091 Warsaw (Poland); National Medicines Institute, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chelmska 30/34, 00-725 Warsaw (Poland); Daszczuk, Anna [Medical University of Warsaw, Department of Drugs Analysis, Banacha 1, 02-091 Warsaw (Poland); Ostapczuk, Peter [Research Center of Juelich, Department of Safety and Radiation Protection, Leo-Brand Str. 1, D-52425 Juelich (Germany)]. E-mail: p.ostapczuk@fz-juelich.de

    2007-08-01

    Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb and Zn were determined in birch leaves (Folium Betulae), dandelion roots (Radix Taraxacae), hawthorn blossom (Inflorescentia Crataegi) and their infusions by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS) after microwave digestion of plant samples. Infusions were made from herbs according to prescription for patients, provided by the producer of medicine on the package. The results obtained were compared with daily requirements for each element. Results show high content of cadmium in the medicinal plants analyzed. The highest level in infusions was observed for Ni and Zn (over 90% of the total element concentration for Ni and in most cases over 50% for Zn), and the lowest for Cd and Pb. The calculated daily intake of majority of the analyzed elements was very low (under 1% of daily requirements)

  8. Intraperitoneal insulin infusion: on the way to the artificial pancreas

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    Vladimir Aleksandrovich Karpel'ev

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Creating an "artificial pancreas" (a "closed loop" insulin pump, with self-adjusting insulin abilities, based on real time continuous glucose monitoring data – is one of the most actual medical challenges of modern engineering and cybernetics.Artificial pancreas (AP prototypes based on wearable insulin pump with subcutaneous insulin delivery are still problematic, mainly because of slow insulin pharmacokinetics. Intravenous insulin infusion via AP allows effectively maintain euglycaemia for inpatients, due to insulin pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics advantages. Unfortunately, it can’t be used for outpatients. Intraperitoneal insulin infusion is still relatively infrequently used in the world, but it is a promising alternative, compared to both previous methods due to a physiological action profile, fast insulin pharmacokinetics, relatively better safety and availability for outpatient usage.The purpose of this review is to describe the intraperitoneal insulin infusion features for diabetes patients at a point of AP creation perspectives. 

  9. Determination of selected microelements in polish herbs and their infusions

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    Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb and Zn were determined in birch leaves (Folium Betulae), dandelion roots (Radix Taraxacae), hawthorn blossom (Inflorescentia Crataegi) and their infusions by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS) after microwave digestion of plant samples. Infusions were made from herbs according to prescription for patients, provided by the producer of medicine on the package. The results obtained were compared with daily requirements for each element. Results show high content of cadmium in the medicinal plants analyzed. The highest level in infusions was observed for Ni and Zn (over 90% of the total element concentration for Ni and in most cases over 50% for Zn), and the lowest for Cd and Pb. The calculated daily intake of majority of the analyzed elements was very low (under 1% of daily requirements)

  10. Cardiovascular effects of intravenous ghrelin infusion in healthy young men

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    Vestergaard, Esben Thyssen; Andersen, Niels Holmark; Hansen, Troels Krarup; Rasmussen, Lars Melholt; Moller, Niels; Sorensen, Keld E; Sloth, Erik; Jorgensen, Jens Otto Lunde

    2007-01-01

    Ghrelin infusion improves cardiac function in patients suffering from cardiac failure, and bolus administration of ghrelin increases cardiac output in healthy subjects. The cardiovascular effects of more continuous intravenous ghrelin exposure remain to be studied. We therefore studied the...... cardiovascular effects of a constant infusion of human ghrelin at a rate of 5 pmol/kg per minute for 180 min. Fifteen healthy, young (aged 23.2 +/- 0.5 yr), normal-weight (23.0 +/- 0.4 kg/m(2)) men volunteered in a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study. With the subjects remaining fasting......, peak myocardial systolic velocity S', tissue tracking TT, left ventricular ejection fraction EF, and endothelium-dependent flow-mediated vasodilatation were measured. Ghrelin infusion increased S' 9% (P = 0.002) and TT 10% (P <0.001), whereas EF, resting blood flow velocity, and endothelium...

  11. Correction of hypovolemia with crystalloid fluids: Individualizing infusion therapy.

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    Liamis, George; Filippatos, Theodosios D; Elisaf, Moses S

    2015-05-01

    Many situations in clinical practice involving patients with hypovolemia or acutely ill patients usually require the administration of intravenous fluids. Current evidence shows that the use of crystalloids should be considered, since most colloids and human albumin are usually associated with increased adverse effects and high cost, respectively. Among crystalloids, the use of normal saline is implicated with the development of hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis and renal vasoconstriction. These observations have led many authors to propose balanced solutions, mainly Lactated Ringer's, as the infusate of choice. However, although the restoration of volume status is the primary target in hypovolemic state, the correction of any associated acid-base or electrolyte disorders that frequently coexist is also of vital importance. This review presents specific situations that are common in daily clinical practice and require targeted infusate therapy in patients with reduced volume status. Furthermore, the review presents an algorithm aiming to help clinicians to make the best choice between normal or hypotonic saline and lactated Ringer's infusates. Lactated Ringer's infusate should not be given in patients with severe metabolic alkalosis, lactic acidosis with decreased lactate clearance, or severe hyperkalemia, and in patients with traumatic brain injury or at risk of increased intracranial pressure. The optimal choice of infusate should be guided by the cause of hypovolemia, the cardiovascular state of the patient, the renal function, as well as the serum osmolality and the coexisting acid-base and electrolyte disorders. Clinicians should be aware of any coexisting disorders in patients with hypovolemia and guide their choice of infusate treatment based on the overall picture of their patients. PMID:25812486

  12. Haemolytic anaemia as a complication to intravenous immunoglobulin infusion

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    Markvardsen, Lars Høj; Harbo, Thomas; Christiansen, Ingelise; Jakobsen, Johannes Klitgaard

    performed before and two weeks after infusion of IVIg. Following treatment blood haemoglobin declined from 8.6±0.8 to 8.1±1.3mmol/l, p<0.001. Furthermore, decreasing haptoglobin and increasing reticulocyte count, blood bilirubin, and lactate dehydrogenase were observed, all p<0.05. The decrease of...... naive patients are susceptible to develop haemolysis. Haemolytic anaemia is a severe side effect that seems to be more frequent after immunoglobulin infusions than previously recognized....

  13. Radiation resistance of microorganisms on unsterilized infusion sets

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    Christensen, E. Ahrensburg; Kristensen, H.; Hoborn, J.; Miller, A.

    1991-01-01

    Three different methods were used for detecting and isolating microorganisms with high radiation resistance from the microbial contamination on infusion sets prior to sterilization. By all three methods, microorganisms with a radiation resistance high enough to be a critical factor in a steriliza......Three different methods were used for detecting and isolating microorganisms with high radiation resistance from the microbial contamination on infusion sets prior to sterilization. By all three methods, microorganisms with a radiation resistance high enough to be a critical factor in a...

  14. Cardiovascular effects of intravenous ghrelin infusion in healthy young men

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    Vestergaard, Esben Thyssen; Andersen, Niels Holmark; Hansen, Troels Krarup; Rasmussen, Lars Melholt; Møller, N; Sorensen, Keld E; Sloth, Erik; Jorgensen, Jens Otto Lunde

    2007-01-01

    Ghrelin infusion improves cardiac function in patients suffering from cardiac failure, and bolus administration of ghrelin increases cardiac output in healthy subjects. The cardiovascular effects of more continuous intravenous ghrelin exposure remain to be studied. We therefore studied the cardiovascular effects of a constant infusion of human ghrelin at a rate of 5 pmol/kg per minute for 180 min. Fifteen healthy, young (aged 23.2 +/- 0.5 yr), normal-weight (23.0 +/- 0.4 kg/m(2)) men volunteered...

  15. Tissue Blood Flow During Remifentanil Infusion With Carbon Dioxide Loading

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    Kanbe, Hiroaki; Matsuura, Nobuyuki; Kasahara, Masataka; Ichinohe, Tatsuya

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of changes in end-tidal carbon dioxide tension (ETCO2) during remifentanil (Remi) infusion on oral tissue blood flow in rabbits. Eight male tracheotomized Japan White rabbits were anesthetized with sevoflurane under mechanical ventilation. The infusion rate of Remi was 0.4 μg/kg/min. Carbon dioxide was added to the inspired gas to change the inspired CO2 tension to prevent changes in the ventilating condition. Observed variables were systoli...

  16. Melissa officinalis and Passiflora caerulea infusion as physiological stress decreaser

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    Feliú-Hemmelmann, Karina; Monsalve, Francisco; RIVERA, CÉSAR

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the effect of a Melissa officinalis and Passiflora caerulea infusion on the severity of physiological chronic stress induced by movement restriction in CF-1 mice. 40 CF-1 male mice, six weeks of age, were divided into 4 groups (n = 10 for each group): (1) Group RS/MP received two treatments, induced stress through movement restriction and a infusion of Melissa officinalis and Passiflora caerulea in a dose of 200 mg/kg, (2) RS group with induced str...

  17. Cesarean Sections

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    ... babies in the United States are delivered via cesarean section (C-section). Even if you're envisioning a ... have a successful and safe vaginal birth after cesarean but, in some cases, future births may have to be C-sections, especially if the incision on the uterus was ...

  18. An experimental study on the influence of infusion speed on the early mechanism of embolic effect of arterially infused absolute Ethanol in the rat

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    In order to clarify the early mechanism of action of the tissue necrosis induced by intraarterially infused absolute ethanol, abdominal aortography and histopathologic examination after absolute ethanol infusion into aorta at fast (0.4ml/sec) and slow speed (0.04ml/sec) were performed on 22 rats (2 controls, 7 in fast infusion group, 7 in slow infusion group, 3 in fast and 3 in slow infusion groups during aorta compression, respectively). Histopathologic features under the light and scanning electron microscope were correlated with the angiographic findings within 30 minutes after ethanol infusion. The results are as follows : 1. In fast infusion group, histopathologic examination of the kidney showed severe glomerular and tubular damage. Extensive damage on endothelial and medial layer was noted in arteries, and fresh thrombi originated from the damaged arterial wall were seen. 2. Angiographic findings in the fast infusion group were luminal irregularity and early obstruction of large arteries. And circulation time was prolonged. 3. In slow infusion group, histopathologic examination of the kidney showed focal area of severe glomerular and tubular damage on relatively normal background. Endothelial and muscular damage was noted in arteries, but the degree of the damage was less severe than that of the fast infusion group. 4. Angiographic findings in the slow infusion group were focal perfusion defect of the kidney, delayed circulation time, and mild luminal irregularity, but obstruction of the major arteries was not seen

  19. Curriculum Infusion as College Student Mental Health Promotion Strategy

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    Mitchell, Sharon L.; Darrow, Sherri A.; Haggerty, Melinda; Neill, Thomas; Carvalho, Amana; Uschold, Carissa

    2012-01-01

    This article describes efforts to increase faculty involvement in suicide prevention and mental health promotion via curriculum infusion. The participants were faculty, staff, and 659 students enrolled in classes of a large eastern university from Fall 2007-Spring 2011. Counselors, health educators, and medical providers recruited faculty from a…

  20. Prostacyclin infusion may prevent secondary damage in pericontusional brain tissue

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    Reinstrup, Peter; Nordström, Carl-Henrik

    2011-01-01

    Prostacyclin is a potent vasodilator, inhibitor of leukocyte adhesion, and platelet aggregation, and has been suggested as therapy for cerebral ischemia. A case of focal traumatic brain lesion that was monitored using intracerebral microdialysis, and bedside analysis and display is reported here........ When biochemical signs of cerebral ischemia progressed, i.v. infusion of prostacyclin was started....

  1. Enzymuria in neonates receiving continuous intravenous infusion of gentamicin

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    Colding, H; Brygge, K; Brendstrup, L; Bentzon, M W; Andersen, G E

    1992-01-01

    non-treatment periods in the same newborn infant (33 infants). The same tendency applied to AAP. Newborn infants receiving continuous intravenous infusion of gentamicin were not found to be at greater risk of nephrotoxicity than those receiving intermittent gentamicin treatment, using NAG and AAP as...

  2. A naturalistic glyceryl trinitrate infusion migraine model in the rat

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    Ramachandran, Roshni; Bhatt, Deepak Kumar; Ploug, Kenneth Beri; Olesen, Jes; Jansen-Olesen, Inger; Hay-Schmidt, Anders; Gupta, Saurabh

    2012-01-01

    Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) infusion is a reliable method to provoke migraine-like headaches in humans. Previous studies have simulated this human model in anaesthetized or in awake rodents using GTN doses 10,000 times higher than used in humans. The relevance of such toxicological doses to migraine...

  3. Anaphylactic shock and cardiac arrest caused by thiamine infusion

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    Juel, Jacob; Pareek, Manan; Langfrits, Christian Sigvald; Jensen, Svend Eggert

    intoxication and developed cardiac arrest due to anaphylactic shock following intravenous thiamine infusion. The patient was successfully resuscitated after 15 min and repeated epinephrine administrations. He was discharged in good health after 14 days. This case report emphasises both the importance of...

  4. Prostacyclin infusion may prevent secondary damage in pericontusional brain tissue

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    Reinstrup, Peter; Nordström, Carl-Henrik

    2011-01-01

    Prostacyclin is a potent vasodilator, inhibitor of leukocyte adhesion, and platelet aggregation, and has been suggested as therapy for cerebral ischemia. A case of focal traumatic brain lesion that was monitored using intracerebral microdialysis, and bedside analysis and display is reported here. When biochemical signs of cerebral ischemia progressed, i.v. infusion of prostacyclin was started.

  5. Superselective intraarterial infusion therapy for advanced oropharyngeal carcinomas

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    We report the results of superselective intraarterial cisplatin (CDDP) infusion therapy for 12 patients with locally advanced oropharyngeal carcinomas, compared with 47 patients treated before 1999. In the previously treated patients, 27 patients received surgery on the original site, and all of them had extensive operations combined with reconstruction surgery. The other 20 patients were mainly treated by conventional external beam irradiation. In the patients treated with intraarterial infusions, CDDP was administered at a dose of 100 mg/m2 per one or two weeks in combination with irradiation. The 5-year cause-specific survival rates in the past group were 33.3% for non-surgical patients of T3, 62.2% for surgery-received patients of T3, 25.4% for non-surgical patients of T4, and 48.6% for surgery-received patients of T4, but the 5-year overall survival rates were almost the same among the groups. On the other hand, the effect of intraarterial infusion therapy was remarkable. The complete response (CR) and partial response (PR) rates for the original site were 91.3% and 100%, respectively, and 11 patients, including two patients that received salvage operations, are surviving without residual tumor. We conclude that intraarterial CDDP infusion therapy was very effective for patients with advanced oropharyngeal carcinoma. (author)

  6. Infusing Social Emotional Learning into the Teacher Education Curriculum

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    Badiyyah Waajid

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Research supports the importance of policies and interventions to infuse social emotional curricula in schools. The role of teachers in supporting young children’s social and emotional readiness for classroom learning has been recognized, but instruction in children’s well-being and social emotional competence is a low priority in teacher preparation programs. In this study we, used qualitative methods to examine whether we could successfully infuse an undergraduate curriculum and instructional course with social emotional learning content. The article reports on this effort, and considered the following questions: How can courses infused with SEL content impact prospective teachers’ views on the overall role of emotions in the classroom? What is the influence of the course on preservice teachers’ conceptions of SEL and its association with children’s classroom learning and behavior? How can teacher preparation programs encourage prospective teachers to consider children’s social emotional skills once they enter the classroom as teachers? At course end, the 15 enrolled students responded to predetermined questions as part of a self-reflection assignment. Using grounded theory methods, three themes were identified from participants’ reflections, including the connection between SEL and academic learning, shifting from teacher- to student-centered pedagogy, and the desire for continued learning related to SEL. An in-depth examination of these themes revealed that SEL concepts can be successfully infused in an undergraduate course on curriculum and instruction. Implications for teacher training are discussed and future avenues for research are presented.

  7. Targeting chemotherapy via arterial infusion for advanced gastric cancer

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    Zhi-yu CAO

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective To evaluate the clinical effects of chemotherapy via arterial infusion in treatment of advanced gastric cancer.Methods Forty-seven patients with advanced gastric cancer were given chemotherapy via arterial infusion.Chemotherapy plan was as follows: 5-Fluorouracil(Fu 500mg/m2,cyclophosphamide(MMX 10mg/m2,Hydroxycamptothecin(HPT 20mg/m2,once per week,2 weeks as a course,a total of 2-3 courses.Results After chemotherapy via arterial infusion,complete remission(CR was achieved in 1 case,partial remission(PR in 28 cases,stabilization of disease(SD in 16 cases,progression of disease(PD was found in 2 cases,and rate with response(CR+PR was 61.7%.Four of 28 PR patients underwent tumorectomy,the pathology revealed the presence of cancer cells around the vascular vessels,manifesting karyopyknosis,karyorrhexis,coagulation and necrosis of cytoplasm,intercellular edema,hyperplasia of fibroblasts,inflammatory cell infiltration,thickening of endothelium,and thrombosis.One,two and three-year survival rates were 70.2%,14.9% and 2.1%,respectively.The average survival period was 17.2 months.Conclusion Targeting chemotherapy via arterial infusion,as a part of the combined treatment,is beneficial to the patients with unresectable advanced gastric cancer.

  8. Using Cross-Curricular Ideas to Infuse Paralympic Sport

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    Tepfer, Amanda T. S.; Lieberman, Lauren J.

    2012-01-01

    The Paralympic Games are the second largest sport event in the world. They occur two weeks after the Olympic Games in the same geographic location and sport venues. Despite the Paralympic Games' longevity, many Americans do not even know they exist. One way to meaningfully share information about this event with people of all ages is to infuse a…

  9. Melissa officinalis and Passiflora caerulea infusion as physiological stress decreaser.

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    Feliú-Hemmelmann, Karina; Monsalve, Francisco; Rivera, César

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the effect of a Melissa officinalis and Passiflora caerulea infusion on the severity of physiological chronic stress induced by movement restriction in CF-1 mice. 40 CF-1 male mice, six weeks of age, were divided into 4 groups (n = 10 for each group): (1) Group RS/MP received two treatments, induced stress through movement restriction and a infusion of Melissa officinalis and Passiflora caerulea in a dose of 200 mg/kg, (2) RS group with induced stress using movement restriction, (3) MP group, which received only a infusion, and (4) a CONTROL group that received no treatment. The severity of the stress was obtained by analysis of the physical parameters of body weight, thymus and spleen, and associated biomarkers with stress, corticosterone, and glucose. Animals that consumed Melissa officinalis and Passiflora caerulea infusion had lower plasma corticosterone levels (Student's t test, Welch, p = 0.05), which is the most important biomarker associated with physiological stress, demonstrating a phytotherapy effect. PMID:23844268

  10. A theoretical alternative intraosseous infusion site in severely hypovolemic children

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    Nkhensani Mogale

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Studies have shown that the venous system tends to collapse during hypovolemic shock. The use of the bone marrow space for infusions is an effective alternative, with the tibial insertion site being the norm.Objectives: This study was conducted to determine a quick intraosseous infusion method that could be an alternative to the tibial route in neonates during emergency situations.Method: A sample of 30 neonatal cadavers was dissected to explore a possible alternative to the tibial insertion site. The needle was inserted in the superolateral aspect of the humerus. The needle infusion site was then dissected to determine possible muscular and neurovascular damage that might occur during the administration of this procedure, with the greatest concern being the posterior circumflex humeral artery and axillary nerve exiting the quadrangular space. The distance of the needle insertion site was measured in relation to the soft tissue aswell as to bony landmarks.Results: The calculated 95% confidence interval shows that the needle can be safely inserted into the intraosseous tissue at the greater tubercle of the humerus 9.5 mm – 11.1 mm from the acromion. This is about a little finger’s width from the acromioclavicular joint.Conclusion: Anatomically, the described site is suggested to offer a safe alternative access point for emergency infusion in severely hypovolemic newborns and infants, without the risk of damage to any anatomical structures.

  11. Current use of intraosseous infusion in Danish emergency departments

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    Molin, Rune; Hallas, Peter; Brabrand, Mikkel; Schmidt, Thomas Andersen

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Intraosseous infusion (IOI) is recommended when intravenous access cannot be readily established in both pediatric and adult resuscitation. We evaluated the current use of IOI in Danish emergency departments (EDs). METHODS: An online questionnaire was e-mailed to the Heads of Department...

  12. Anaphylactic shock and cardiac arrest caused by thiamine infusion

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    Juel, Jacob; Pareek, Manan; Langfrits, Christian Sigvald; Jensen, Svend Eggert

    2013-01-01

    intoxication and developed cardiac arrest due to anaphylactic shock following intravenous thiamine infusion. The patient was successfully resuscitated after 15 min and repeated epinephrine administrations. He was discharged in good health after 14 days. This case report emphasises both the importance of...

  13. Infusing Adlerian Theory into an Introductory Marriage and Family Course.

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    LaFountain, Rebecca M.; Mustaine, Beverly L.

    1998-01-01

    Important contributions of "Individual Psychology" to marriage and family counseling are examined. Through "open forum family counseling," a framework is provided for infusing these ideas into training family practitioners. Key concepts, assessment techniques, strategies to help individuals understand their own family of origin, role plays, and…

  14. Diversity Curriculum Infusion within a Film and Video Directing Course

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    Gutenko, Gregory

    2006-01-01

    This paper reports on the "diversity curriculum infusion" course design process as applied within a Film/Video Directing class at the University of Missouri in Kansas City during the Spring 2006 semester. By custom, film directing has been grounded in aesthetic principles originating in Western European craft and art traditions. While students…

  15. Curriculum Infusion as College Student Mental Health Promotion Strategy

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    Mitchell, Sharon L.; Darrow, Sherri A.; Haggerty, Melinda; Neill, Thomas; Carvalho, Amana; Uschold, Carissa

    2012-01-01

    This article describes efforts to increase faculty involvement in suicide prevention and mental health promotion via curriculum infusion. The participants were faculty, staff, and 659 students enrolled in classes of a large eastern university from Fall 2007-Spring 2011. Counselors, health educators, and medical providers recruited faculty from a…

  16. Treatment of bladder carcinoma with concomitant infusion chemotherapy and irradiation

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    In an attempt to increase tumor clearance and bladder preservation without increased morbidity, a pilot study using irradiation and concomitant continuous 5-FU infusion, and Mitomycin C as IV bolus in the treatment of invasive high grade bladder carcinomas was started at Downstate Medical Center. This report shows the preliminary results regarding tumor response, survival, and morbidity of treatment

  17. Demonstration of the dorsal pancreatic artery by CTA to facilitate superselective arterial infusion of stem cells into the pancreas

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    Purpose: To investigate the diagnostic performance of 64-section CTA in the detection of dorsal pancreatic artery before interventional therapy for patients with diabetes. Materials and methods: The study was approved by the institutional ethics committee; written informed consent was obtained. Forty-two consecutive patients with diabetes received an experimental treatment of autologous bone marrow-derived stem cell transplantation by means of infusion into the dorsal pancreatic artery. All cases underwent abdominal CTA before angiography of pancreatic arteries in order to locate the origin and course of dorsal pancreatic artery. Angiography of coeliac artery, splenic artery, common hepatic artery and superior mesenteric artery were performed both in CTA and DSA. Superselective catheterization of dorsal pancreatic artery was carried out for the infusion of stem cell. Sensitivity, specificity and accuracy for the detection of dorsal pancreatic artery with CTA were calculated using DSA images as the reference standard. Results: Thirty-five and thirty-six dorsal pancreatic arteries were detected by CTA and DSA respectively. Dorsal pancreatic artery was not visualized in either CTA or DSA in 5 patients. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy for CTA were 94.4%, 83.3% and 92.9%. Conclusion: 64-section CTA is accurate for the detection of dorsal pancreatic artery. It may be useful for the facilitation of superselective arterial infusion of stem cells to pancreas.

  18. Rapid infusion with rituximab: short term safety in systemic autoimmune diseases

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    Larsen, Janni Lisander; Jacobsen, Soren

    2013-01-01

    To describe the incidence, types and severity of adverse events, related to an accelerated regime of rituximab infusion in patients with various autoimmune diseases. Fifty-four patients with systemic autoimmune disease, to be treated with 1,000 mg of rituximab twice 2 weeks apart, participated. Pre-medication (oral prednisolone, anti-histamine and paracetamol) was administered 1-4 h before infusion start. The first infusion was administered over a period of 195 min. The second infusion over a pe...

  19. Design of an Improved Rapid Infuser for Safe and Reliable Fluid Resuscitation during Surgical Care

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    Ahmadi, Ajda

    2014-01-01

    Rapid infusers are used for rapid fluid administration as a part of medical treatment during surgical procedures. The rapid infusers on the market today have proved to present various functional, usability and safety issues for the customers and the problems have not been adequately addressed. This has motivated SLL Innovation to develop a new improved rapid infusion system. The primary reason for considering the development of a rapid infuser device was to meet customer demands and improve s...

  20. Infusion pressure and pain during microneedle injection into skin of human subjects

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    Gupta, Jyoti; Park, Sohyun; Bondy, Brian; Felner, Eric I; Prausnitz, Mark R.

    2011-01-01

    Infusion into skin using hollow microneedles offers an attractive alternative to hypodermic needle injections. However, the fluid mechanics and pain associated with injection into skin using a microneedle have not been studied in detail before. Here, we report on the effect of microneedle insertion depth into skin, partial needle retraction, fluid infusion flow rate and the co-administration of hyaluronidase on infusion pressure during microneedle-based saline infusion, as well as on associat...

  1. Service for Free to Service for Fee : Implications derived from Service Infusion

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    Törnros, Dennis

    2013-01-01

    The concept service infusion implies that services are being included in a product-centric business to some extent. This movement towards integrating services will change how the business is performed in such a company; in other words, service infusion will lead to changes in the business model. This thesis aims to describe how service infusion affects the business in general and more specific effects in the business model. Volvo Trucks are somewhere in the process of service infusion and hav...

  2. Haemolysis following rapid experimental red blood cell transfusion--an evaluation of two infusion pumps

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    Hansen, Tom Giedsing; Sprogøe-Jakobsen, U; Pedersen, C M; Olsen, K S; Kristensen, S R

    1998-01-01

    The vast majority of infusion pumps used for rapid transfusion of large amounts of blood have never been properly examined regarding their influence on the quality of the red blood cells (RBCs) infused. In this study, we evaluated the effect of two different infusion pumps on the degree of RBC...

  3. Design of a safer approach to intravenous drug infusions: failure mode effects analysis

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    Apkon, M; Leonard, J.; Probst, L; DeLizio, L; Vitale, R

    2004-01-01

    Objectives: A set of standard processes was developed for delivering continuous drug infusions in order to improve (1) patient safety; (2) efficiency in staff workflow; (3) hemodynamic stability during infusion changes, and (4) efficient use of resources. Failure modes effects analysis (FMEA) was used to examine the impact of process changes on the reliability of delivering drug infusions.

  4. Glucose Infusion into Exercising Dogs after Confinement: Rectal and Active Muscle Temperatures

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    Greenleaf, J. E.; Kruk, B.; Nazar, K.; Falecka-Wieczorek, I.; Kaciuba-Uscilko, H.

    1995-01-01

    Intravenous glucose infusion into ambulatory dogs results in attenuation of exercise-induced increase of both rectal and thigh muscle temperatures. That glucose (Glu) infusion attenuates excessive increase in body temperature from restricted activity during confinement deconditioning. Intravenous glucose infusion attenuates the rise in exercise core temperature in deconditioned dogs by a yet undefined mechanism.

  5. The value of MR enteroclysis with air infusion in the diagnosis of small bowel disease

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    Objective: To investigate the value of MR enteroclysis with air infusion in the diagnosis of small bowel disease. Methods: Sixteen patients with suspected small bowel disease, but without acute inflammatory disease or bowel obstruction, received MR enteroclysis with air infusion. There were 12 males and 4 females, and their age ranged from 17 to 75 years. 10 patients had abdominal pain, 4 with melena or blood stool, and 2 with diarrhea. The longest course was 7 years, and the shortest 1 week. Before MR imaging, a nasoenteric catheter was inserted into the distal part of duodenum, and about 1000 ml of air was infused through the tube to distend the small bowel. 20 mg of IV anisodamine was given to reduce small-bowel peristalsis. All patients were imaged with fat-saturated Gd-DTPA enhanced coronal and axial T1-weighted spin-echo (SE) sequence and fast spoiled gradient echo (FSPGR) sequence. Comparison between the diagnosis of MRI and the results of surgery, pathology or clinic was performed to assess the sensitivity and specificity of MRI. Results: 5 cases were normal, 6 with Crohn disease, 2 with gastric intestinal stromal tumor (GIST), and 1 each of lymphoma, tuberculosis and irritable bowel syndrome. The lumen of normal small bowel in MR enteroclysis was no signal, the wall was outlined as middle signal by intraluminal air and surrounding air-distended bowel and was between 1-3 mm thick, and the diameter of the lumen was between 17-28 mm. Crohn disease showed segmental mural thickening, increased enhancement, luminal stricture, and even extraluminal inflammatory mass or fistula. Intestinal tuberculosis invaded the distal section of ileum, cecum, and the proximal ascending colon, the wall thickened and enhanced apparently, and cecum and proximal ascending colon shortened. GIST showed a mass that was iso-signal on T1WI, high signal on T2WI, and enhanced significantly after IV Gd-DTPA. 1 recurrent lymphoma of ileum showed mural thickening and increased enhancement but no stenosis. 1 irritable bowel syndrome is disfunction, so its shape and signal is normal. Except 1 Crohn disease, which showed a large mass, was misdiagnosed as lymphoma and no abnormality was found in 1 irritable bowel syndrome, the other diagnosis of MRI was correct. The sensitivity in diagnosing small intestinal disease was 100%, and the specificity was 83%. Conclusion: MR enteroclysis with air infusion is a sensitive method in diagnosing the small bowel disease, especially in Crohn disease and tumor. It can clearly display the mural thickening and the extraluminal inflammatory mass

  6. Down-regulation of rat kidney calcitonin receptors by salmon calcitonin infusion evidence by autoradiography

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    In treating age-related osteoporosis and Paget disease of bone, it is of major importance to avoid an escape phenomenon that would reduce effectiveness of the treatment. The factors involved in the loss of therapeutic efficacy with administration of large pharmacological doses of the hormone require special consideration. Down-regulation of the hormone receptors could account for the escape phenomenon. Specific binding sites for salmon calcitonin (sCT) were characterized and localized by autoradiography on rat kidney sections incubated with 125I-labeled sCT. Autoradiograms demonstrated a heterogeneous distribution of 125I-labeled sCT binding sites in the kidney, with high densities in both the superficial layer of the cortex and the outer medulla. Infusion of different doses of unlabeled sCT by means of Alzet minipumps for 7 days produced rapid changes in plasma calcium, phosphate, and magnesium levels, which were no longer observed after 2 or 6 days of treatment. Besides, infusion of high doses of sCT induced down-regulation of renal sCT binding sites located mainly in the medulla, where calcitonin (CT) has been shown to exert it physiological effects on water and ion reabsorption. These data suggest that the resistance to high doses of sCT often observed during long-term treatment of patients may be the consequence of not only bone-cell desensitization but also down-regulation of CT-sensitive kidney receptor sites

  7. Use of propofol infusion in alcohol withdrawal-induced refractory delirium tremens

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    Lorentzen, Kristian; Lauritsen, Anne Øberg; Bendtsen, Asger Ole

    2014-01-01

    in case reports. We aimed to evaluate the treatment of delirium tremens with propofol infusion for 48 h. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was a single-centre retrospective cohort analysis of 15 patient journals covering the period from May 2012 to September 2013. RESULTS: Five women and ten men were...... mechanically ventilated in the intensive care unit. The mean propofol infusion rate was 4.22 mg/kg/h. Thirteen patientsreceived supplemental infusion of opioids, whereas seven required concomitant vasopressor infusion. Once propofol infusion was discontinued after 48 h, 12 patients had a long awakening...

  8. Radionuclide assessment of the hepatic arterial chemotherapy infusion pump

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    Since 1982, physicians at the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, have performed 38 hepatic intraarterial chemotherapy infusion pump implantations for palliative treatment of metastatic liver disease from various primary tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Radionuclide hepatic arterial pump imaging has proved to be an extremely reliable, cost-effective, and uncomplicated method of evaluating the pump function and liver perfusion. Scanning can be performed both before and during chemotherapy administration. Furthermore, during the course of chemotherapy, CT and intravenous sulfur colloid imaging of the liver can be used to follow the effectiveness of the infusion. The chemotherapeutic program can then be modified accordingly. The exhibit includes an illustration of the technique and analysis of results

  9. [Preoperative infusion therapy in childhood. I. Initial conditions and principles].

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    Dick, W; Altemeyer, K H; Schöch, G

    1977-02-01

    Infusion therapy for purposes of surgery differs significantly from the infusion requirements for "conservative" purposes, in adults as well as in infants and children. The preoperative situation of infants and children undergoing usual surgical procedures is particularly characterized by 1. the physiological conditions of the water-, electrolyte- and acid-base-balances; 2. the effects of the preoperative food-and fluid-restrictions; 3. the intraoperative fluid- and volumen-losses; 4. the combination between 1--3 and the postoperative food- and fluid-restriction and the postoperative metabolic conditions respectively. The problems, summarized under 1--4, have been discussed within this article. Further two papers will deal with studies on the use of "basic solutions" for the substitution of fluid- and electrolyte losses in pediatric surgery. PMID:557453

  10. Combined radiosensitizer infusion and irradiation of osteogenic sarcomas

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    Three children with osteogenic sarcomas which were either unresectable or whose parents refused permission to amputate were treated with combined intra-arterial 5'bromodeoxyuridine (BUdR) infusion and high-dose-per-fraction megavoltage irradiation to the primary site. Pulsed, 48-hour BUdR infusions were performed prior to each 600-rad radiation therapy fraction, with a total radiation dose to the primary site of 4,200 to 4,800 rads in five weeks. Local control was obtained in all 3 children. One child is alive two years after treatment, another died with metastatic disease, and the third patient who received radiotherapy to the lungs for pulmonary metastases is without evidence of disease one year later. (auth)

  11. Smart Infusion Pump: A boon to the Health Care Industry

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Main motive of any hospital or clinic is to provide the best patient care. Patient care can be drastically improved using electronic medical record. An electronic medical record (EMR is a computerized medical record created in an organization that delivers care, such as a hospital or physician's office. The costs of storage media, such as paper and film, per unit of information differ dramatically from that of electronic storage media. When paper records are stored in different locations, collating them to a single location for review by a health care provider is time consuming and complicated, whereas the process can be simplified with electronic records. When treating a patient another major thing is to monitor the drug or fluid administered to the patient. Better and safer drug delivery systems will be the one with automatic or an intelligent infusion pump system. Thus automatic intravenous infusion will efficiently reduce medication and administration error.

  12. Infusing Technical Communication and Teamwork within the ECE Curriculum

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    KEDROWICZ, By April; WATANABE, Sundy

    2006-01-01

    This paper highlights a unique approach to infusing formal training and practice in oral and written communication and teamwork development in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Utah. Faculty and graduate (Ph.D.) students from the College of Humanities have teamed up with faculty from engineering to develop communication and teamwork instruction that is integrated into the existing engineering curriculum. These skills are used as a vehicle ...

  13. Paradoxical hypotension during dobutamine infusion for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy

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    Dobutamine as a predominant beta-1 agonist increases heart rate and myocardial contractility and at sufficient high doses, it also increases systolic blood pressure. This study was undertaken to describe instances of paradoxical hypotension during dobutamine infusion for Tl-201 myocardial perfusion SPECT study and the relationship between scintigraphic findings and hypotension occurred during dobutamine infusion. Methods: In 201 consecutive patients unable to perform adequate exercise, dobutamine Tl-201 myocardial SPECT was performed. Dobutamine was infused starting from 10 μg/kg/min increasing to 40 μ/kg/min. Paradoxical hypotension was defined as a decrease in systolic blood pressure ≥ 20 mmHg compared with baseline study. Paradoxical hypotension was observed in 40 patients (Group A) out of 201 (19.9%) while no significant change in systolic blood pressure was detected in the remaining 161 patients (Group B). Mean maximum fall in systolic blood pressure was 39±18 mmHg (range: 20-90). In 33 of 40 patients (83%) with paradoxical hypotension, scintigraphy was normal compared to 131 (81%) of the remaining 161 patients. In patients of Group A, angiography, echocardiography and tilt table tests were performed in 13, 11 and 6 patients respectively. Nine of 13 angiographic evaluations (69%), 10 of 11 echocardiographic evaluations (91%), all of the tilt table tests were normal. Additionally, all of the patients of Group A were clinically followed up at least 6 months after the myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. None of the patients had a cardiac event except one patient during the follow-up period. Conclusion: Paradoxical hypotension during dobutamine infusion for myocardial scintigraphy is not an uncommon finding and up to 19.9% patients may develop such hypotension. To maximize test safety, precautions should be taken during dobutamine myocardial stress test, since remarkable decrease in systolic blood pressure may occur. Unlike hypotension occurring with exercise test, hypotension response to dobutamine is not always a marker for coronary artery disease. (orig.)

  14. Continuous morphine infusion for end-stage lung cancer patients

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    KIM, YOUNG HAK; Okuda, Chiyuki; SAKAMORI, YUICHI; Masago, Katsuhiro; Togashi, Yosuke; Mishima, Michiaki

    2012-01-01

    End-stage cancer patients frequently receive continuous morphine infusion (CMI) to alleviate the various symptoms associated with cancer progression or adverse events; however, there have been a limited number of studies concerning such patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 79 end-stage lung cancer patients who received CMI at the Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan between 2008 and 2010. Thirty-one patients (39%) received CMI intravenously and 48 (61%) received it subcutaneo...

  15. Continuous infusion of methylene blue for septic shock.

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    Brown, G; Frankl, D.; Phang, T.

    1996-01-01

    Nitric oxide has been determined to be a potential mediator of the haemodynamic changes associated with sepsis. The haemodynamic eects of nitric oxide can be partially antagonised by methylene blue, through inhibition of the enzyme, guanylate cyclase. The case report presented here demonstrates a beneficial haemodynamic eect of continuous infusion of methylene blue during sepsis. These findings could be extrapolated to other patients or prompt additional research.

  16. Liquid infused porous surfaces for mineral fouling mitigation.

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    Charpentier, Thibaut V J; Neville, Anne; Baudin, Sophie; Smith, Margaret J; Euvrard, Myriam; Bell, Ashley; Wang, Chun; Barker, Richard

    2015-04-15

    Prevention of mineral fouling, known as scale, is a long-standing problem in a wide variety of industrial applications, such as oil production, water treatment, and many others. The build-up of inorganic scale such as calcium carbonate on surfaces and facilities is undesirable as it can result in safety risks and associated flow assurance issues. To date the overwhelming amount of research has mainly focused on chemical inhibition of scale bulk precipitation and little attention has been paid to deposition onto surfaces. The development of novel more environmentally-friendly strategies to control mineral fouling will most probably necessitate a multifunctional approach including surface engineering. In this study, we demonstrate that liquid infused porous surfaces provide an appealing strategy for surface modification to reduce mineral scale deposition. Microporous polypyrrole (PPy) coatings were fabricated onto stainless steel substrates by electrodeposition in potentiostatic mode. Subsequent infusion of low surface energy lubricants (fluorinated oil Fluorinert FC-70 and ionic liquid 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (BMIm)) into the porous coatings results in liquid-repellent slippery surfaces. To assess their ability to reduce surface scaling the coatings were subjected to a calcium carbonate scaling environment and the scale on the surface was quantified using Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES). PPy surfaces infused with BMIm (and Fluorinert to a lesser extent) exhibit remarkable antifouling properties with the calcium carbonate deposition reduced by 18 times in comparison to untreated stainless steel. These scaling tests suggest a correlation between the stability of the liquid infused surfaces in artificial brines and fouling reduction efficiency. The current work shows the great potential of such novel coatings for the management of mineral scale fouling. PMID:25585291

  17. Hospital selection of home infusion therapy companies as preferred providers.

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    Rich, D S; Ayers, N

    1992-07-01

    The process by which a hospital selected home infusion therapy providers is described. Administrators at a 379-bed teaching hospital decided to attempt to reduce the high mean length of stay by expanding the use of home infusion therapy. Direct diversification into this field by the hospital was not feasible, so it was decided to establish contractual agreements with providers. A task force was appointed to evaluate and choose vendors in the area and to increase the number of patient referrals. The task force examined reports on past experience with providers, price lists, the range and level of services offered, and the amount of free care given and visited the companies' facilities. The group designated three providers as preferred and two as unacceptable. The number of patients referred increased from 21 during the 12 months before the task force was convened to 46 in the first 9 months afterward, for a saving of 2198 patients days. After one year the task force met again to consider company requests for evaluation or reevaluation, establish a plan for publicizing the benefits of home infusion therapy, and replace the site visits with a requirement for accreditation by the Joint Commission. After two years, the task force developed provider-evaluation criteria to streamline the process and reflect the experience gained. The responsibility for reviewing providers was transferred to the P&T committee. When a direct venture into home infusion therapy is not fiscally desirable, contracting for services can still offer the advantages of reduced length of stay and decreased drug expenses. PMID:1621728

  18. The calcaneum as a site for intraosseous infusion.

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    MCCARTHY;, G.; Buss, P

    1998-01-01

    Intraosseous infusion has been recommended as a rapid and effective form of circulatory access in the collapsed child. Recognised sites for insertion include the tibia, femur, iliac crest, sternum, and clavicle. The case of a 3 year old collapsed child is described who was successfully resuscitated with the use of an intraosseous needle placed in the calcaneum; the method of needle insertion is also detailed.

  19. Radiation resistance of microorganisms on unsterilized infusion sets

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    Christensen, E. Ahrensburg; Kristensen, H.; Hoborn, J.; Miller, A.

    1991-01-01

    Three different methods were used for detecting and isolating microorganisms with high radiation resistance from the microbial contamination on infusion sets prior to sterilization. By all three methods, microorganisms with a radiation resistance high enough to be a critical factor in a sterilization process (D-6 value greater-than-or-equal-to 30 kGy) were found with a frequency of approximately two colony forming units (cfu) per 100 product items, even though the product items in two of the ser...

  20. Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy for Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Japan

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    Ryuichi Kita; Toru Kimura; Hiroki Nishikawa; Yukio Osaki

    2012-01-01

    Transcatheter methods such as transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) have an important role in the treatment for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, sorafenib, an inhibitor of tyrosine kinases, has been found to obtain survival benefits in patients with HCC, leading to major advances in the treatment of advanced HCC. However, it is associated with a low tumor response rate, minimal survival advantage, and high rates of ...

  1. Intraperitoneal insulin infusion: on the way to the artificial pancreas

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    Vladimir Aleksandrovich Karpel'ev; Elena Anatol'evna Fedorova; Yury Ivanovich Philippov; Aleksandr Yur'evich Mayorov; Marina Vladimirovna Shestakova

    2015-01-01

    Creating an "artificial pancreas" (a "closed loop" insulin pump, with self-adjusting insulin abilities, based on real time continuous glucose monitoring data) – is one of the most actual medical challenges of modern engineering and cybernetics.Artificial pancreas (AP) prototypes based on wearable insulin pump with subcutaneous insulin delivery are still problematic, mainly because of slow insulin pharmacokinetics. Intravenous insulin infusion via AP allows effectively maintain euglycaemia for...

  2. Comparative Evaluation of Biofunctional Compounds Content from Different Herbal Infusions

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    Anca C. Fărcaş; Sonia A. Socaci; Maria Tofană; Crina Mureșan; Ana Cuceu; Liana Salanţă; Anamaria Pop

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    Tea is the most important non-alcoholic beverage in the world being appreciated for its stimulant properties and health benefits. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the content in caffeine, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, as well as the antioxidant activity of five different herbal infusion samples in oder to compare the amount of these bioactive compounds from traditional Romanian medicinal plants and Chinese tea plants. Green tea, black tea, linden (lime tea), mint, and St. John's...

  3. Impaired bacteriological responses in babies after maternal iron dextran infusion.

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    Webster, M H; Waitkins, S A; Stott, A.

    1981-01-01

    The effect of a total dose infusion of iron dextran in pregnancy on 15 mothers and their babies was compared with 19 controls. The bacteriostatic effect and opsonising ability of the sera, of babies born to the treated mothers, were considerably impaired. This was associated with a significantly lower transferrin concentration in these mothers. Although these in vitro tests were not associated with an increase in overt infection during the perinatal period, they suggest the need for caution i...

  4. Psychological aspects in continuous subcutaneous Insulin infusion : A retrospective study

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    Aberle, Ingo; Scholz, Urte; Bach-Kliegel, Birgit; Fischer, Christine; Gorny, Martin; Langer, Karin; Kliegel, Matthias

    2009-01-01

    The authors aimed to analyze the relation of psychological predictors withmedical and psychological therapy success indicators in continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII). Besides blood glucose control as a medical indicator of therapy success (by means of HbA1C levels), the authors assessed treatment satisfaction, depressive symptoms, and quality of life among 51 adult patients on CSll. The authors examined the following psychological factors that were assumed to be associated with ou...

  5. Rapid infusion with rituximab: short term safety in systemic autoimmune diseases

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    Larsen, Janni Lisander; Jacobsen, Soren

    2013-01-01

    To describe the incidence, types and severity of adverse events, related to an accelerated regime of rituximab infusion in patients with various autoimmune diseases. Fifty-four patients with systemic autoimmune disease, to be treated with 1,000 mg of rituximab twice 2 weeks apart, participated. Pre-medication (oral prednisolone, anti-histamine and paracetamol) was administered 1-4 h before infusion start. The first infusion was administered over a period of 195 min. The second infusion over a period of 90 min. Any adverse events were classified using the Clinical Trials Classification of Adverse Events (CTCAE) v. 3.0. Ten patients (18.5%) experienced at least one infusion-related reaction (IRR) ever. The first infusion was associated with reactions in 4 CTCAE categories of which rhinitis were the most frequent. The CTCAE severity grading showed six patients (11.1%) had a grade 1 reaction. One patient (1.8%) had grade 2 events on both infusions and two patients (3.6%) had a grade 3 event on both infusions. RA patients more often had an infusion-related reaction (IRR) (9.2%) than the rest. The types of IRR were mostly of allergic or angio-oedematic nature. In practise, the rapid infusion was an easy to use regime and the second infusion is of time sparing significance to health professionals. No unexpected side effects were observed in relation to the accelerated regime.

  6. Zoledronic acid infusion for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

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    John A Sunyecz

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available John A SunyeczLaurel Highlands Ob/Gyn, Hopwood, Pennsylvania, USA and MenopauseRx, Inc., Uniontown, PA, USAAbstract: Osteoporotic fractures are associated with significant morbidity, reduced quality of life, increased mortality, and high health care costs. Bisphosphonates are standard therapy for treatment of osteoporosis. However, patient compliance and persistence with oral weekly or monthly bisphosphonate therapy are suboptimal and may lead to reduced effectiveness. Zoledronic acid (ZOL is an intravenous bisphosphonate that is given once yearly for the treatment of osteoporosis via a medically supervised 15-minute infusion. This ensures compliance for a full 12 months. In clinical trials, an annual infusion of ZOL 5 mg has shown sustained efficacy in reducing hip and spine fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. It has also been shown to increase bone density in postmenopausal women with osteopenia (low bone mass and in men with osteoporosis. Transient flu-like symptoms are the most common adverse effects following ZOL infusion, and these can generally be managed with acetaminophen. The availability of an intravenous bisphosphonate that ensures compliance over a long dosing interval may help to overcome barriers to efficacy resulting from poor long-term compliance with oral agents.Keywords: fractures, intravenous bisphosphonate, osteoporosis, zoledronic acid

  7. Comparative Evaluation of Biofunctional Compounds Content from Different Herbal Infusions

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    Anca C. Fărcaş

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Tea is the most important non-alcoholic beverage in the world being appreciated for its stimulant properties and health benefits. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the content in caffeine, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, as well as the antioxidant activity of five different herbal infusion samples in oder to compare the amount of these bioactive compounds from traditional Romanian medicinal plants and Chinese tea plants. Green tea, black tea, linden (lime tea, mint, and St. John's wort were chosen as materials for the preparation of infusion and laboratory analyses. The caffeine was extracted with dichloromethane and then was quantified by measuring the absorbance of the extract at 260 nm. The quantification of total phenolic compounds was achieved by Folin-Ciocalteu method, while the flavonoid content was determined using a chromogenic system of NaNO2-(Al(NO33-NaOH based on spectrophotometric method. The antioxidant capacity of each tea sample was assessed by evaluating their radical scavenging  activity on DPPH radical. The largest content in antioxidant compounds was found in green, but also in the mint infusion sample, while black tea has registered the highest caffeine content. Following the results obtained it can be stated that all the analysed samples contain remarkable amounts of biologically active compounds essential for the human body healt.

  8. Review of pharmacokinetic models for target controlled infusions in anesthesia

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    Subash Kennedy Sivasubramaniam

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Intravenous injection of anesthetic drugs dates back to the 17th Century when opium and chloral hydrate have been injected intravenously. It was not until the 1930s intravenous anesthesia became popular with the invention of barbiturates.Early intravenous anesthetic agents such as barbiturates were ideal for induction of anesthesia, but not suitable for maintenance of anesthesia. Most of these drugs accumulated significantly with increasing durations of infusion and also resulted in cardiorespiratory depression. The invention of propofol and shorter acting opioid analgesics such as remifentanil and alfentanil have revolutionized intravenous anesthesia. The rapid onset and offset of these drugs lends itself to being suitable agents for maintenance of anesthesia over prolonged periods of time. Detailed understanding of the pharmacokinetics of propofol and remifentanil, combined with technological advances in intravenous pumps capable of accurate delivery of drugs have resulted in great development of the field of total intravenous anesthesia and target controlled infusions. I would like to discuss, in this article, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacokinetic models behind these intravenous infusion pumps. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2014; 3(3.000: 417-423

  9. Liposome distribution after intravenous and selective intraarterial infusion in dogs

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    In an effort to improve hepatic uptake of liposomes for drug delivery, empty vesicles were administered by means of selective arterial infusion. Negatively charged, multilamellar liposomes were labeled with technetium-99m and infused into healthy adult dogs. Each dog received 100 mg/m2 of lipid over 10 minutes at 2 mL/min. Liposomes were administered via the common hepatic artery after proximal occlusion of the gastroduodenal artery, via the cranial mesenteric artery, and via the cephalic vein. Distribution (liver, spleen, and lungs) was determined by computer-assisted external imaging techniques. On the average, after arterial infusion, 69.2% of the total activity was located in the liver, 3.6% in the spleen, 3.2% in the lungs, and 3.5% in the general circulation. Following venous injection, 50.7% of the radioactivity was found in the liver, 9.1% in the spleen, 8.6% in the lungs, and 6.7% in the peripheral blood. Once the liposomes entered the systemic circulation, they were cleared at the same rate (half-life beta = 21.5 hours) independent of their route of administration. Increased hepatic liposome uptake should translate into higher local and lower systemic liposomal drug levels

  10. Local Intraarterial Thrombolysis: In Vitro Comparison of Various Infusion Catheters

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    Purpose: Catheters are compared in vitro to evaluate the efficacy of thrombolysis during urokinase infusion within the thrombus. Methods: Six catheters were introduced individually into human thrombus within a stenotic flow model. Urokinase was infused continuously into the thrombus. To quantify the efficacy of thrombolysis, pressure gradients were recorded proximal and distal to the thrombus and during the course of infusion. Uniformity of lysis was assessed radiographically. Results: The fastest and most homogeneous thrombolysis was achieved with the EDM and the straight-flush catheter, shown by decreasing transthrombotic pressure gradients. All other catheter designs showed less homogeneous and delayed thrombolysis (p? 0.001, Friedmann-Test, Schaich-Hamerle). There was no significant difference in the efficacy of thrombus dissolution between the EDM and the straight-flush catheter (Wilcoxon, matched pairs, p> 0.7). Conclusion: The EDM catheter and the straight flush catheter achieved the most homogeneous and fastest thrombolysis, apparently due to the best urokinase distribution within the thrombus

  11. Regional blood flow during continuous low-dose endotoxin infusion

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    Escherichia coli endotoxin (ET) was administered to adult rats by continuous IV infusion from a subcutaneously implanted osmotic pump (Alzet). Cardiac output and regional blood flow were determined by the radiolabeled microsphere method after 6 and 30 hr of ET or saline infusion. Cardiac output (CO) of ET rats was not different from time-matched controls, whereas arterial pressure was 13% lower after 30 hr of infusion. After both 6 and 30 hr of ET, pancreatic blood flow and percentage of cardiac output were lower than in controls. Estimated portal venous flow was decreased at each time point, and an increased hepatic arterial flow (significant after 30 hr) resulted in an unchanged total hepatic blood flow. Blood flow to most other tissues, including epididymal fat, muscle, kidneys, adrenals, and gastrointestinal tract, was similar between treatments. Maintenance of blood flow to metabolically important tissues indicates that the previously reported alterations in in vitro cellular metabolism are not due to tissue hypoperfusion. Earlier observations of in vitro myocardial dysfunction, coexistent with the significant impairment in pancreatic flow, raise the possibility that release of a myocardial depressant factor occurs not only in profound shock but also under less severe conditions of sepsis and endotoxemia

  12. Mixing in the human carotid artery during carotid drug infusion studied with PET

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    The safety and efficacy of drug infusion into the carotid artery require adequate mixing of the infused solution with carotid blood. Using positron emission tomography (PET), we studied the mixing of solutions infused into the human carotid artery in seven patients by analyzing the distribution of [15O]H2O infused into the carotid artery and by vein. At four infusion rates ranging from 0.5 to 10 ml/min, the variability in distribution averaged 16.5-17.8% among the pixels in a large volume of interest, without dependence on the infusion rate. The overall correlation between [15O]H2O influx with arterial infusion and [15O]H2O influx with venous injection was 0.78-0.82 at the four infusion rates, with no trend toward higher correlations at the faster infusion rates. The distribution into the anterior, middle, and posterior cerebral artery territories differed from distribution throughout the entire carotid territory by an average of 6.2-9.6% at the four infusion rates, with no trend toward smaller differences at the faster infusion rates. Infusions performed into a vinyl tube simulating the carotid artery indicated that at 0.5 ml/min, the velocity of fluid exiting the catheter makes no apparent contribution to mixing. We conclude that with infusions at the carotid bifurcation, mixing in the human carotid artery is complete or nearly complete over a wide range of infusion rates. The mixing appears to result from the patterns of blood flow within the artery, and not from jet effects at the catheter tip

  13. Preliminary results of a randomized study of intrahepatic infusion versus systemic infusion of FUDR for metastatic colorectal carcinoma

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    This paper presents a randomized study that compares intrahepatic infusion to systemic infusion applying the same chemotherapeutic agent (FUDR), schedule, and method of administration. Radiation therapy patients with measurable metastatic colorectal carcinoma to the liver, without extrahepatic disease, are eligible. Patients with a Karnofsky Performance Status less than 60% and a serum bilirubin greater than 4.0 mg/d1 are excluded. To date, 11 partial responses (PR's) in 26 evaluable patients were seen in the intrahepatic group and 8 PR's in 24 evaluable patients in the systemic group. The median duration of response is 7 months for both groups. There were two minor responses in each group. In the systemic group, 3 patients have stable disease for 4-13+ months. Fifteen patients in the intrahepatic group and 10 patients in the systemic group have had more than 50% reduction in carcinoembryonic antigen level

  14. The analgesic and sedative properties of dexmedetomidine infusion after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

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    W.Abd El Megid ¹* and Ahmed M. Nassar

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Dexmedetomidine is an alpha2 - adrenergic agonist with sedative and analgesic properties. This study aimed to investigate if the use of continuous dexmedetomidine infusion with i.v. morphine patient-controlled analgesia (PCA could improve postoperative analgesia while reducing opioid consumption and opioid-related side effects. Materials & methods: In this prospective randomized, double-blinded, controlled study, 24 patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome undergoing uvulopalatopharyngoplasty were assigned to two groups. Group D received a loading dose of dexmedetomidine 1µg kg¯¹ i.v., 30 min before the anticipated end of surgery, followed by a continuous infusion at a rate of 0.6 µg kg¯¹ hr¯¹ for 24 hr. Group P received a volume-matched bolus and infusion of placebo. In both groups, postoperative pain was initially controlled by i.v. morphine titration and then PCA with morphine. Cumulative PCA morphine consumption, pain intensities, sedation scores, cardiovascular and respiratory variables and narcotic-related adverse effects were recorded for 48 h after operation. Results: Extubation time was significantly prolonged in dexmedetomidine group (16±7 vs. 11±6 min p=0.074 in the placebo group. Visual analogue scale scores were significantly greater during the first 2h after tracheal extubation in the placebo group than in the dexmedetomidine group. The time to first analgesic request was significantly longer in the dexmedetomidine group than in the placebo group (21±11 vs. 9±4min; p=0.002. Compared with group P, patients in group D required 52.7% less morphine by PCA during the first 24h postoperative period, whereas levels of sedation were similar between the 2 groups at each observational time point. Fewer patients in group D experienced nausea and vomiting than those in group P (P< 0.05. There was no bradycardia, hypotension, or respiratory depression. Continuous dexmedetomidine infusion may be a useful anesthetic adjuvant for patients who are susceptible to narcotic-induced respiratory depression. Conclusion: Continuous infusion of dexmedetomidine for pain relief after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty significantly reduces the amount of PCA morphine used by the patients postoperatively without affecting their ventilatory parameters and was associated with fewer morphine-related side effects. This novel drug could become a useful anesthetic adjuvant for patients with obstructive sleep apnea who are susceptible to narcotic-induced respiratory depression

  15. Effects of methacholine infusion on desflurane pharmacokinetics in piglets.

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    Kozian, Alf; Kretzschmar, Moritz; Baumgardner, James E; Schreiber, Jens; Hedenstierna, Göran; Larsson, Anders; Hachenberg, Thomas; Schilling, Thomas

    2015-12-01

    The data of a corresponding animal experiment demonstrates that nebulized methacholine (MCh) induced severe bronchoconstriction and significant inhomogeneous ventilation and pulmonary perfusion (V?A/Q?) distribution in pigs, which is similar to findings in human asthma. The inhalation of MCh induced bronchoconstriction and delayed both uptake and elimination of desflurane (Kretzschmar et al., 2015) [1]. The objective of the present data is to determine V?A/Q? matching by Multiple Inert Gas Elimination Technique (MIGET) in piglets before and during methacholine- (MCh-) induced bronchoconstriction, induced by MCh infusion, and to assess the blood concentration profiles for desflurane (DES) by Micropore Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometry (MMIMS). Healthy piglets (n=4) under general anesthesia were instrumented with arterial, central venous, and pulmonary artery lines. The airway was secured via median tracheostomy with an endotracheal tube, and animals were mechanically ventilated with intermittent positive pressure ventilation (IPPV) with a FiO2 of 0.4, tidal volume (V T)=10 ml/kg and PEEP of 5cmH2O using an open system. The determination of V.A/Q. was done by MIGET: before desflurane application and at plateau in both healthy state and during MCh infusion. Arterial blood was sampled at 0, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 30 min during wash-in and washout, respectively. Bronchoconstriction was established by MCH infusion aiming at doubling the peak airway pressure, after which wash-in and washout of the anesthetic gas was repeated. Anesthesia gas concentrations were measured by MMIMS. Data were analyzed by ANOVA, paired t-test, and by nonparametric Friedman?s test and Wilcoxon?s matched pairs test. We measured airway pressures, pulmonary resistance, and mean paO2 as well as hemodynamic variables in all pigs before desflurane application and at plateau in both healthy state and during methacholine administration by infusion. By MIGET, fractional alveolar ventilation and pulmonary perfusion in relation to the V.A/Q. compartments, data of logSDQ? and logSDV? (the second moments describing global dispersion, i.e. heterogeneity of distribution) were estimated prior to and after MCh infusion. The uptake and elimination of desflurane was determined by MMIMS. PMID:26702425

  16. RF tumor ablation with internally cooled electrodes and saline infusion: what is the optimal location of the saline infusion?

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    Cruz Ignacio

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Radiofrequency ablation (RFA of tumors by means of internally cooled electrodes (ICE combined with interstitial infusion of saline may improve clinical results. To date, infusion has been conducted through outlets placed on the surface of the cooled electrode. However, the effect of infusion at a distance from the electrode surface is unknown. Our aim was to assess the effect of perfusion distance (PD on the coagulation geometry and deposited power during RFA using ICE. Methods Experiments were performed on excised bovine livers. Perfusion distance (PD was defined as the shortest distance between the infusion outlet and the surface of the ICE. We considered three values of PD: 0, 2 and 4 mm. Two sets of experiments were considered: 1 15 ablations of 10 minutes (n ? 4 for each PD, in order to evaluate the effect of PD on volume and diameters of coagulation; and 2 20 additional ablations of 20 minutes. The effect of PD on deposited power and relative frequency of uncontrolled impedance rises (roll-off was evaluated using the results from the two sets of experiments (n ? 7 for each PD. Comparisons between PD were performed by analysis of variance or Kruskal-Wallis test. Additionally, non-linear regression models were performed to elucidate the best PD in terms of coagulation volume and diameter, and the occurrence of uncontrolled impedance rises. Results The best-fit least square functions were always obtained with quadratic curves where volume and diameters of coagulation were maximum for a PD of 2 mm. A thirty per cent increase in volume coagulation was observed for this PD value compared to other values (P Conclusion Saline perfusion at around 2 mm from the electrode surface while using an ICE in RFA improves deposition of energy and enlarges coagulation volume.

  17. Liquid Resin Infusion process monitoring with embedded superimposed long period and short period Bragg grating sensor.

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    Robert L.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available We propose here the monitoring of the Liquid Resin Infusion (LRI process for using a superimposed long period (LPG and short period (FBG Bragg grating sensor. Monitoring of such a process is usually made measuring simultaneously temperature and strain by the use of an electro-optical device (FBG-Thermocouple. It has been shown that an applied solicitation is measured by a wavelength shift with a different sensitivity for LPG and FBG; thus strain and temperature influences can be determined separately by measuring corresponding wavelength shifts. The reported configuration is based on the use of these two Bragg gratings types written in the same fibre section, which allows us to discriminate the contributions of the temperature and strain. The sensor is embedded in a composite specimen manufactured by LRI process for monitoring in real time and simultaneously the applied temperature and strain.

  18. [Perioperative infusion therapy during childhood. II. Balance studies on pre-, intra- and postoperative infusion of basic solutions].

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    Hampe, E; Altemeyer, K H; Dick, W; Schöch, G

    1977-08-01

    For a period of 63 hours totally, 4 different infusion solutions were administered to infants and children of 3 age groups (I = 10th day to the 6th month of age, II = 6th month to the 3rd year of age and III = above 3 years of age) during the pre-, intra- and postoperative period. The serum sodium, potassium-, chloride-, phosphate- and blood urea concentrations remained completely unchanged as well as the acid base parameters. Even between the age groups, no significant differences could be observed, as far as the above mentioned criteria are concerned. But the blood glucose concentrations increased within all age group in the immediate postoperative phase. The potassium concentrations in the urine decreased throughout in age group I. From these results, one can conclude, that these specific infusion solutions for paediatric surgical procedures with exception of solution I contained the most important electrolytes adaequately and that the amounts of fluids, which were given can be considered as sufficient. Nevertheless, the question remains, whether these different types of infusion therapy can be simplified by using more standardized solutions. This problem was subject to more sophisticated studies, which will be reported in the 3rd part of this publication, to be published at a later date. PMID:561755

  19. Toxicity assessment of extracts from infusion sets in cEND brain endothelial cells.

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    Dakwar, George R; Kaplun, Veronika; Kojukarov, Lena; Gorenbein, Pavel; Schumacher, Ilana; Kontorovich, Diana; Förster, Carola; Beit-Yannai, Elie; Stepensky, David

    2012-09-15

    In vitro safety assessment of disposable medical devices, including infusion sets, is usually performed using L-929 mouse keratinocytes. However, cells of different origin (endothelial, lymphoid and myeloid cells) are also exposed to infusion sets' extractables during their clinical use. We studied whether the cEND mouse brain endothelial cells can be suitable for in vitro safety assessment of infusion sets. We analyzed infusion sets from different manufacturers that varied in design and storage time. cEND cells were incubated with extracts of individual parts of the infusion sets (tube, cup, latex), and relative toxicities were analyzed using MTT test, DCFH-DA-based analysis of reactive oxygen species formation, apoptosis and cell cycle analyses. We identified a pattern of yellowing of the infusion sets upon storage and revealed that it originated from the latex part. Extracts of the individual parts of the infusion sets, primarily of the latex, were toxic to the cEND cells leading to induction of apoptosis and cell death. We conclude that infusion sets release extractables that can be toxic to the endothelial cells of the patients that receive infusion. We suggest to use cEND cells for in vitro safety assessment of infusion sets and other medical devices that release extractables to the bloodstream. PMID:22643027

  20. Clinical assessment of first pass radionuclide ventriculography after dipyridamole infusion in patients with coronary artery disease

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    First pass radionuclide ventriculography (RNV) was performed after dipyridamole (D) infusion in 33 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and 15 normal volunteers. RNV findings after D infusion were compared with those of conventional exercise RNV and body surface ECG mapping (MAP). For patients with multiple vessel disease, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was significantly lower after D infusion than at rest. Wall motion abnormality (WMA) sites induced by D infusion were well coincident with those induced by exercise. Pressure rate product at exercise was significantly higher than that after D infusion, suggesting the different mechanism of the occurrence of WMA after D infusion and at exercise. The incidence of ischemic reaction tended to be higher after D infusion than at exercise in 25 patients with CAD. There was negative correlation between ST depression on MAP after D infusion and LVEF on RNV after D infusion. This RNV after D infusion can be used as a supplement tool to conventional exercise RNV in the evaluation of the degree of coronary artery lesions and preserved left ventricular function. (Namekawa, K.)

  1. Carotid artery mixing with diastole-phased pulsed drug infusion

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    Focal injury to the brain or retina is a frequent complication of drug delivery to the internal carotid artery (ICA) and may be due to poor mixing of the drug with blood at the infusion site. Rhesus monkeys were studied to determine whether phased drug delivery during diastole from a modified pulsatile angiographic injector would improve drug mixing in vivo. A radiolabeled flow tracer, carbon-14-iodoantipyrine (14C-IAP), was injected into the ICA of three monkeys in 80-msec pulses, each ending at least 50 msec before the end of local diastole. Local isotope concentration in the brain was determined by quantitative autoradiography. The ratio of highest to lowest concentration was 1.86 +/- 0.26 (mean +/- standard deviation) in the frontoparietal cortex, 1.65 +/- 0.42 in the frontoparietal white matter, 1.89 +/- 0.28 in the temporal cortex, and 1.39 +/- 0.17 in the basal ganglia. These results were similar to recordings in three control animals that received intravenous 14C-IAP to demonstrate complete drug mixing (1.37 +/- 0.12, 1.41 +/- 0.11, 1.70 +/- 0.08, 1.22 +/- 0.24, respectively), and contrasted to findings in five animals which received continuous intracarotid infusions to demonstrate standard ICA drug delivery (4.54 +/- 2.07, 2.94 +/- 1.45, 5.43 +/- 3.57, 3.60 +/- 2.90, respectively). Pulsed intra-arterial infusion during diastole provides a technically simple method for improving intravascular drug mixing, and results in drug delivery to tissue capillaries that is proportional to blood flow

  2. Process Optimization of Bismaleimide (BMI) Resin Infused Carbon Fiber Composite

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    Ehrlich, Joshua W.; Tate, LaNetra C.; Cox, Sarah B.; Taylor, Brian J.; Wright, M. Clara; Faughnan, Patrick D.; Batterson, Lawrence M.; Caraccio, Anne J.; Sampson, Jeffery W.

    2013-01-01

    Engineers today are presented with the opportunity to design and build the next generation of space vehicles out of the lightest, strongest, and most durable materials available. Composites offer excellent structural characteristics and outstanding reliability in many forms that will be utilized in future aerospace applications including the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program and the Orion space capsule. NASA's Composites for Exploration (CoEx) project researches the various methods of manufacturing composite materials of different fiber characteristics while using proven infusion methods of different resin compositions. Development and testing on these different material combinations will provide engineers the opportunity to produce optimal material compounds for multidisciplinary applications. Through the CoEx project, engineers pursue the opportunity to research and develop repair patch procedures for damaged spacecraft. Working in conjunction with Raptor Resins Inc., NASA engineers are utilizing high flow liquid infusion molding practices to manufacture high-temperature composite parts comprised of intermediate modulus 7 (IM7) carbon fiber material. IM7 is a continuous, high-tensile strength composite with outstanding structural qualities such as high shear strength, tensile strength and modulus as well as excellent corrosion, creep, and fatigue resistance. IM7 carbon fiber, combined with existing thermoset and thermoplastic resin systems, can provide improvements in material strength reinforcement and deformation-resistant properties for high-temperature applications. Void analysis of the different layups of the IM7 material discovered the largest total void composition within the [ +45 , 90 , 90 , -45 ] composite panel. Tensile and compressional testing proved the highest mechanical strength was found in the [0 4] layup. This paper further investigates the infusion procedure of a low-cost/high-performance BMI resin into an IM7 carbon fiber material and the optical, chemical, and mechanical analyses performed.

  3. The Case for Infusing Quantitative Literacy into Introductory Geoscience Courses

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    Jennifer M. Wenner

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We present the case for introductory geoscience courses as model venues for increasing the quantitative literacy (QL of large numbers of the college-educated population. The geosciences provide meaningful context for a number of fundamental mathematical concepts that are revisited several times in a single course. Using some best practices from the mathematics education community surrounding problem solving, calculus reform, pre-college mathematics and five geoscience/math workshops, geoscience and mathematics faculty have identified five pedagogical ideas to increase the QL of the students who populate introductory geoscience courses. These five ideas include techniques such as: place mathematical concepts in context, use multiple representations, use technology appropriately, work in groups, and do multiple-day, in-depth problems that place quantitative skills in multiple contexts. We discuss the pedagogical underpinnings of these five ideas and illustrate some ways that the geosciences represent ideal places to use these techniques. However, the inclusion of QL in introductory courses is often met with resistance at all levels. Faculty who wish to include quantitative content must use creative means to break down barriers of public perception of geoscience as qualitative, administrative worry that enrollments will drop and faculty resistance to change. Novel ways to infuse QL into geoscience classrooms include use of web-based resources, shadow courses, setting clear expectations, and promoting quantitative geoscience to the general public. In order to help faculty increase the QL of geoscience students, a community-built faculty-centered web resource (Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences houses multiple examples that implement the five best practices of QL throughout the geoscience curriculum. We direct faculty to three portions of the web resource: Teaching Quantitative Literacy, QL activities, and the 2006 workshop website - Infusing Quantitative Literacy into Introductory Geoscience Courses. These portions of the website are designed to give geoscience faculty the resources they need to infuse quantitative content into their entry-level courses, thereby building the QL of the students who enroll. The infusion of QL in the introductory geoscience classroom allows faculty to realistically represent the quantitative nature of the science to the students who may need it most. Ultimately, the inclusion of pedagogically sound quantitative activities and exercises will serve to increase QL of our educated citizenry.

  4. Ames Infusion Stories for NASA Annual Technology Report

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    Smith, Brandon; Jan, Darrell Leslie; Venkatapathy, Ethiraj

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    These are short (2-page) high-level summaries of technologies that have been infused - i.e., taken the next level. For example, 3DMAT started off as a Center Innovation Fund (CIF) project and graduated to the Game-changing Program (GCD), where it is being prepared for use in Orion. The Nano Entry System similarly started as CIF and graduated to GCD. The High Tortuosity Carbon Dioxide Conversion Device also started off as CIF and then received an award for further development from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program (NIAC).

  5. Wave motions in unbounded poroelastic solids infused with compressible fluids

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    Quiligotti, S; dell'Isola, F

    2010-01-01

    Looking at rational solid-fluid mixture theories in the context of their biomechanical perspectives, this work aims at proposing a two-scale constitutive theory of a poroelastic solid infused with an inviscid compressible fluid. The propagation of steady-state harmonic plane waves in unbounded media is investigated in both cases of unconstrained solid-fluid mixtures and fluid-saturated poroelastic solids. Relevant effects on the resulting characteristic speed of longitudinal and transverse elastic waves, due to the constitutive parameters introduced, are finally highlighted and discussed.

  6. Intracranial hemodynamics during intravenous infusion of glyceryl trinitrate

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    Iversen, Helle Klingenberg; Holm, Søren; Friberg, L; Tfelt-Hansen, P

    2008-01-01

    The mechanisms of glyceryl trinitrate (GTN)-induced headache are not fully elucidated. In this study we administered GTN 0.5 microg/kg/min i.v. for 20 min in six healthy volunteers. Before, during and 60 min after the infusion, we investigated regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF), cerebral blood volume (CBV), both estimated with SPECT, and blood flow velocity (BFV) in the middle cerebral artery (MCA), measured with transcranial Doppler. Headache was scored on a numerical verbal rating (0-10) scal...

  7. A naturalistic glyceryl trinitrate infusion migraine model in the rat

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    Ramachandran, Roshni; Bhatt, Deepak Kumar; Ploug, Kenneth Beri; Olesen, Jes; Jansen-Olesen, Inger; Hay-Schmidt, Anders; Gupta, Saurabh

    2012-01-01

    Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) infusion is a reliable method to provoke migraine-like headaches in humans. Previous studies have simulated this human model in anaesthetized or in awake rodents using GTN doses 10,000 times higher than used in humans. The relevance of such toxicological doses to migraine is not certain. Anaesthesia and low blood pressure caused by high GTN doses both can affect the expression of nociceptive marker c-fos. Therefore, our aim was to simulate the human GTN migraine model i...

  8. NASA In-Space Propulsion Technologies and Their Infusion Potential

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    Anderson, David; Munk, Michelle; Pencil, Eric; Dankanich, John; Glaab, Lou; Peterson, Todd; Vento, Dan

    2012-01-01

    The In-Space Propulsion Technology (ISPT) program has been developing in-space propulsion technologies that will enable or enhance NASA robotic science missions. The ISPT program is currently developing technology in four areas that include Propulsion System Technologies (Electric and Chemical), Entry Vehicle Technologies (Aerocapture and Earth entry vehicles), Spacecraft Bus and Sample Return Propulsion Technologies (components and ascent vehicles), and Systems/Mission Analysis. Three technologies are ready for flight infusion: 1) the high-temperature Advanced Material Bipropellant Rocket (AMBR) engine providing higher performance; 2) NASA s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) ion propulsion system, a 0.6-7 kW throttle-able gridded ion system; and 3) Aerocapture technology development with investments in a family of thermal protection system (TPS) materials and structures; guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) models of blunt-body rigid aeroshells; and aerothermal effect models. Two component technologies that will be ready for flight infusion in the near future will be Advanced Xenon Flow Control System, and ultra-lightweight propellant tank technologies. Future focuses for ISPT are sample return missions and other spacecraft bus technologies like: 1) Mars Ascent Vehicles (MAV); 2) multi-mission technologies for Earth Entry Vehicles (MMEEV) for sample return missions; and 3) electric propulsion for sample return and low cost missions. These technologies are more vehicle-focused, and present a different set of technology infusion challenges. While the Systems/Mission Analysis area is focused on developing tools and assessing the application of propulsion technologies to a wide variety of mission concepts. These in-space propulsion technologies are applicable, and potentially enabling for future NASA Discovery, New Frontiers, and sample return missions currently under consideration, as well as having broad applicability to potential Flagship missions. This paper provides a brief overview of the ISPT program, describing the development status and technology infusion readiness of in-space propulsion technologies in the areas of electric propulsion, aerocapture, Earth entry vehicles, propulsion components, Mars ascent vehicle, and mission/systems analysis.

  9. Intra-Arterial Platelet Infusion for Intractable Hemorrhage and Refractory.

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    Kably, Issam M; Ziga, Edward D; Andreansky, Martin

    2015-12-01

    Acute gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) refractory to first-line treatment with systemic corticosteroids results in increased morbidity and potential mortality. We retrospectively assessed the feasibility and efficacy of catheter-directed intra-arterial platelet infusion (IAPI) in two pediatric patients with steroid and transfusion refractory gastrointestinal GVHD causing intractable lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage and refractory thrombocytopenia, that were referred for salvage therapy. Immediate angiographic response was noted with a resolution of hemorrhage and decreased blood requirements. We reviewed the literature regarding this treatment modality and compared it to the available minimally invasive transcatheter techniques to control gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Pediatr Blood Cancer © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26179050

  10. Home infusion accreditation: another quality recognition branding tool.

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    Cannally, Sandra C

    2010-01-01

    Accreditation plays a significant role in fostering public confidence in the healthcare organization, enhancing organizational effectiveness, and improving patient care. It also provides the basis on which referral sources and payers can be assured that accredited organizations have complied with a common set of requirements and standards. Accreditation is the only comprehensive measure of a home infusion company's performance. The objective of this article is to provide information to help streamline and simplify the accreditation process and lower implementation times and associated costs. PMID:23965578

  11. Behaviour of homologous 125I fibrinogen after thrombin and ancrod infusion in rabbits

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    The behaviour of radioactively labelled fibrinogen after infusion of thrombin or ancrod is investigated. Common factors and differences in the behaviour of fibrinogen after infusion of these two enzymes, which act proteolytically on the fibrinogen, are dealt with. Rabbits received an i.v. injection of homologous 125I-fibrinogen 3 days before ancrod or thrombin infusion. On the day of the experiments, one group of animals received an ancrod infusion (1.5 U/kg body weight for 30 minutes), the other a thrombin infusion (600 U/kg body weight for 60 minutes). Intravenous ancrod and thrombin infusions lowered the fibrinogen level to 30% or 50% of the initial value due to intravascular coagulation. About 50% of the 125I fibrinogen was transformed after ancrod exposure into a non-coagulating fraction of fibrinogen derivatives which produces no fibrinolytic decomposition products. (orig./AJ)

  12. Digital subtraction angiography of inferior gluteal artery through the infusion catheter of chemotherapy for bladder cancer

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    More than fifty patients of invasive bladder cancer had been treated by selective intra-arterial chemotherapy through the inferior or superior gluteal arteries. The distribution of infused drugs had been evaluated by RI-angiography through a thin arterial infusion catheter. This time we performed digital subtraction angiography (DSA) through an infusion catheter in order to know the precise distribution of infused materials in seven patients with locally advanced bladder cancer. Pharmaco-DSA with norepinephrine was also done in four patients. Satisfactory spatial and contrast resolution were gained in four patients and pharmaco-DSA showed better quality. In our experience DSA through intra-arterial infusion catheter was a useful procedure in the evaluation of distribution of infused drugs. (author)

  13. Analysis of the Environmental Impact of Insulin Infusion Sets Based on Loss of Resources with Waste

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    Pfützner, Andreas; Musholt, Petra B; Malmgren-Hansen, Bjoern; Nilsson, Nils H; Forst, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Insulin pump therapy [continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII)] requires regular change of infusion sets every 2-3 days in order to minimize the risk of skin irritations or other adverse events. This has been discussed to be a potential burden to the environment. The purpose of this analysis was to perform an environmental assessment of insulin pump infusion sets based on loss of resources occurring during incineration of the discarded products and by means of a lifecycle concept used ...

  14. Polymer-coated cannulas for the reduction of backflow during intraparenchymal infusions

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    Vazquez, Louis C.; Hagel, Erik; Willenberg, Bradley J; DAI, WEI; Casanova, Fernando; Batich, Christopher D.; Sarntinoranont, Malisa

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    Infusate backflow or leak-back along the cannula track can occur during intraparenchymal infusions resulting in non-specific targeting of therapeutic agents. The occurrence of backflow depends on several variables including cannula radius, infusate flow rate, and tip location. In this study, polymer coatings that swell in situ were developed and tested with in vitro hydrogel experiments for backflow reduction. Coatings were applied to the external cannula surface in a dual layer arrangement w...

  15. Hepatic artery infusion (HAI) for hepatic metastases in combination with hepatic resection and hepatic radiation

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    Renewed interest in hepatic artery infusion has been stimulated by the development of a totally implantable pump which eliminates many of the problems encountered by the external pumps and catheters. As the potential benefit of hepatic artery infusion would be greater if either all gross disease were removed by prior resection, or alternatively, if non-resectable disease were irradiated in conjunction with hepatic artery infusion, the authors initiated a phase I-II trial to evaluate combined modality therapy

  16. An evaluation of air-infusion CT scan in staging diagnosis of esophageal carcinoma

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    Objective: To evaluate the air-infusion CT scan in staging diagnosis of esophageal carcinoma. Methods: The images of air-infusion CT scan in 57 cases of esophageal carcinoma are retrospectively studied. Results: Morphology of tumor, the involvement of adjacent structure or organ, and lymphatic adenopathy were well demonstrated in the imaging. Conclusion: Air-infusion CT scan provides detailed imaging for staging diagnosis of esophageal carcinoma. (authors)

  17. Security risk of medical devices in IT networks: the case of an infusion and infusion syringe pump

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    Knackmuß, Jenny; Möller, Thomas; Pommerien, Wilfried; Creutzburg, Reiner

    2015-03-01

    Nowadays, wearable and implantable medical devices are being increasingly deployed to improve diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy for various medical conditions. Compared to other types of electronics and computing systems, security attacks on these medical devices have extreme consequences and must be carefully analyzed and prevented with strongest efforts. Often, the security vulnerabilities of such systems are not well understood or underestimated. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate security attacks that can easily be done in the laboratory on a popular infusion pump on the market, and also propose defenses against such attacks.

  18. Vacuum infusion manufacturing and experimental characterization of Kevlar/epoxy composites

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    Epoxy/Kevlar composites have been manufactured by conventional Vacuum Infusion process and the Pulse Infusion technique. Pulse Infusion allows to control the pressure of the vacuum bag on the dry fiber reinforcement by using a proper designed pressure distributor that induces a pulsed transverse action and promotes the through thickness resin flow. The realized composite panel have been mechanically characterized by performing tensile and short beam shear tests according with the ASTM D3039 and ASTM D2344/D 2344M standard respectively in order to investigate the effect of Pulse Infusion on the tensile strength and ILSS

  19. Clinical evaluation of preoperative arterial infusion chemotherapy and surgical operation for colorectal carcinoma

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    Objective: To investigate the clinical values of preoperative arterial infusion chemotherapy and surgical operation for colorectal carcinoma. Methods: 66 patients with colorectal carcinoma were subjected to percutaneous femoral artery catheterization by Seldinger's technique with infusion of anti-cancer drugs. The resection was performed 5-30 days after the arterial infusion (mean 12 days). In 50 surgical specimens of the 66 cases, histological findings were evaluated including the density and distribution of the apoptosis cells under the observation by DNA nick end labelling technique. Of which 22 specimens before arterial infusion chemotherapy (got from biopsy of preoperation) and 25 normal mucosa (got from normal surgical specimens) were used as controls. Results: The total histological response rate was 100% with grade I in 20 cases, grade II in 21 cases, grade III in 9 cases. The densities of the apoptosis cells were 31.47 ± 5.58 before arterial infusion chemotherapy, 76.69 ± 17.12 after arterial infusion chemotherapy and 8.01 ± 3.39 in normal mucosa. The density of the apoptosis cells after arterial infusion chemotherapy was significantly higher than that before arterial infusion chemotherapy (P2=4.696, P>0.30). There were no significant differences in the apoptosis of adenocarcinoma during different pathological stages (F=0.001376, P>0.05). Conclusions: Peroperative transcatheter arterial infusion chemotherapy resulting in apoptosis of adenocarcinoma, can raise the radical operation rate, and prolong survival rate for colorectal carcinoma patients

  20. Blood-brain barrier opening by isotonic saline infusion in normotensive and hypertensive animals

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    The blood-brain barrier to intravascular Evans blue-albumin was opened in monkeys and rabbits by infusing isotonic saline for 15 s into the common carotid artery, when the external carotid was clamped temporarily and the lingual was catheterized for measuring pressure. Barrier opening correlated better with infusion pressure than with infusion rate, and occurred at carotid artery pressures above 170 mmHg. Systematic hypertension induced by Aramine increased barrier vulnerability by causing a higher net carotid artery pressure to be attained at a given infusion rate. (Auth.)

  1. Radiographic and Histologic Study After Infusion of Contrast Media into Rabbit Submandibular Gland

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    50 submandibular glands of rabbits were examined historadiologically after infusion with normal and over volumes of physiologic saline and 5 radiographic contrast media. The results were as follows: 1. All water soluble contrast media showed similar radiographic contrasts and absorbed about 5 minutes after infusion except Telebrix 30 which took 30 minutes in both normal and overfilled glands. 2. Lipid soluble medium, Lipiodol UF had excellent radiographic contrast and could be seen on the radiograms even after 24 hours after infusion. 3. Salivary glands infused with physiologic saline didn't show any histologic changes except slight duct dilation right after infusion. 4. Telebrix 30 caused mild to moderate duct dilation and inflammation at immediate and 24 hours after infusion which was more severe in overfilled glands. At 7 days after infusion, there were mild to moderate fibrosis of the gland and areas of necrosis was seen in overfilled glands. 5. Hypaque 60% showed similar histologic reactions to Telebrix 30 except more severe tissue destruction at 7 days after infusion. 6. Urografin 60% showed mildest histologic changes among the media used in the study. 7. Biliscopin had mild duct dilation which returned to normal after 7 days but there were moderate inflammation and tissue necrosis at that time. 8. Lipiodol UF showed severe duct dilation with numerous vacuoles and there were tissue fibrosis at 7 days after infusion but no tissue necrosis was seen.

  2. Stabilization of a percutaneously implanted port catheter system for hepatic artery chemotherapy infusion

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    A port catheter system for hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy was implanted percutaneously via the left subclavian artery in 41 patients for treatment of unresectable liver metastases. The catheter tip was inserted into the gastroduodenal artery (GDA), the end hole was occluded with a guidewire fragment, and a side-hole for infusion was positioned at the bifurcation of the proper hepatic artery and the GDA. The GDA was embolized with steel coils around the infusion catheter tip via a transfemoral catheter. This procedure is designed to reduce the incidence of hepatic artery occlusion and infusion catheter dislocation.

  3. AAV2-mediated gene delivery to monkey putamen: Evaluation of an infusion device and delivery parameters

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    SANFTNER, LAURA M.; Sommer, Jurg M.; Suzuki, Brian M.; Smith, Peter H.; VIJAY, SHARMILA; Vargas, Joseph A.; Forsayeth, John R; Cunningham, Janet; Bankiewicz, Krys S.; Kao, Haihwa; Bernal, Jan; Pierce, Glenn F.; Johnson, Kirk W.

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    In this study, a modified infusion procedure and a novel infusion device designed for use in humans (Clinical Device B) were evaluated for delivery of recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV2) to brain. The device is composed of 1.2 m of fused silica inserted through a 24.6-cm surgical steel cannula designed to fit a standard Leksell® clinical stereotaxic frame and micro-infusion syringe pump. AAV2 encoding the human aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase gene (AAV-hAADC-2) was infused into the ...

  4. Vacuum infusion manufacturing and experimental characterization of Kevlar/epoxy composites

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    Ricciardi, M. R.; Giordano, M.; Langella, A.; Nele, L.; Antonucci, V.

    2014-05-01

    Epoxy/Kevlar composites have been manufactured by conventional Vacuum Infusion process and the Pulse Infusion technique. Pulse Infusion allows to control the pressure of the vacuum bag on the dry fiber reinforcement by using a proper designed pressure distributor that induces a pulsed transverse action and promotes the through thickness resin flow. The realized composite panel have been mechanically characterized by performing tensile and short beam shear tests according with the ASTM D3039 and ASTM D2344/D 2344M standard respectively in order to investigate the effect of Pulse Infusion on the tensile strength and ILSS.

  5. Vacuum infusion manufacturing and experimental characterization of Kevlar/epoxy composites

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    Ricciardi, M. R.; Giordano, M.; Antonucci, V. [National Research Council, Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials, P.le Enrico Fermi, 1, 80055 Portici (Italy); Langella, A.; Nele, L. [University of Naples Federico II, Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering Department, P.le Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples (Italy)

    2014-05-15

    Epoxy/Kevlar composites have been manufactured by conventional Vacuum Infusion process and the Pulse Infusion technique. Pulse Infusion allows to control the pressure of the vacuum bag on the dry fiber reinforcement by using a proper designed pressure distributor that induces a pulsed transverse action and promotes the through thickness resin flow. The realized composite panel have been mechanically characterized by performing tensile and short beam shear tests according with the ASTM D3039 and ASTM D2344/D 2344M standard respectively in order to investigate the effect of Pulse Infusion on the tensile strength and ILSS.

  6. Plasma Calcium, Inorganic Phosphate and Magnesium During Hypocalcaemia Induced by a Standardized EDTA Infusion in Cows

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    Full Text Available The intravenous Na2EDTA infusion technique allows effective specific chelation of circulating Ca2+ leading to a progressive hypocalcaemia. Methods previously used were not described in detail and results obtained by monitoring total and free ionic calcium were not comparable due to differences in sampling and analysis. This paper describes a standardized EDTA infusion technique that allowed comparison of the response of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium between 2 groups of experimental cows. The concentration of the Na2EDTA solution was 0.134 mol/l and the flow rate was standardized at 1.2 ml/kg per hour. Involuntary recumbency occurred when ionised calcium dropped to 0.39 – 0.52 mmol/l due to chelation. An initial fast drop of ionized calcium was observed during the first 20 min of infusion followed by a fluctuation leading to a further drop until recumbency. Pre-infusion [Ca2+] between tests does not correlate with the amount of EDTA required to induce involuntary recumbence. Total calcium concentration measured by atomic absorption remained almost constant during the first 100 min of infusion but declined gradually when the infusion was prolonged. The concentration of inorganic phosphate declined gradually in a fluctuating manner until recumbency. Magnesium concentration remained constant during infusion. Such electrolyte responses during infusion were comparable to those in spontaneous milk fever. The standardized infusion technique might be useful in future experimental studies.

  7. An experimental study on renal arterial and parenchymal change caused by selective renal infusion of epinephrine

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    Selective infusion of the epinephrine into the renal artery has been used in the field of the diagnostic and the therapeutic radiology for correct diagnosis and effective treatment, respectively. However, administration of overdose of epinephrine may cause serious complication, renal infarction. The study was undertaken to evaluate the sequential change of renal arterial constrictive effect of selective infusion of epinephrine into renal artery and to determine the critical doses of epinephrine producing irreversible renal infarct. A total of 25 rabbits are used, which are divided into 5 groups. Under the general anesthesia is made the selective infusion of various doses of epinephrine into the right renal artery of the rabbits. At the various time interval during and after the epinephrine infusion, renal angiography was done, and 24 hrs. later, gross and microscopic findings of the kidney were observed. The results are as follows; 1. Vasoconstriction of renal artery occurred within 2 mins. infusion, and maximum effect within 5 mins. 2. It seems that there is correlation between the amount of infused epinephrine and the time taken to recover from constriction of renal artery. 3. When epinephrine is infused into the renal artery in the rate of 1 ug/min., renal infarct is not noticed below the level of 10 mins., but correlation between the amount of infused epinephrine and the frequency of renal infarct occurs above 20 mins. infusion

  8. Stabilization of a Percutaneously Implanted Port Catheter System for Hepatic Artery Chemotherapy Infusion

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    A port catheter system for hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy was implanted percutaneously via the left subclavian artery in 41 patients for treatment of unresectable liver metastases. The catheter tip was inserted into the gastroduodenal artery (GDA), the end hole was occluded with a guidewire fragment, and a side-hole for infusion was positioned at the bifurcation of the proper hepatic artery and the GDA. The GDA was embolized with steel coils around the infusion catheter tip via a transfemoral catheter. This procedure is designed to reduce the incidence of hepatic artery occlusion and infusion catheter dislocation

  9. Antioxidant capacity of teas and herbal infusions: polarographic assessment.

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    Gorjanovi?, Stanislava; Komes, Draženka; Pastor, Ferenc T; Belš?ak-Cvitanovi?, Ana; Pezo, Lato; He?imovi?, Ivana; Sužnjevi?, Desanka

    2012-09-26

    Hydrogen peroxide scavenging (HPS) activity of unfermented (green, yellow, and white), partially fermented (oolong), and completely fermented (black) tea ( Camellia sinensis ), maté ( Ilex paraguariensis ), and various herbal infusions, as well as individual compounds (flavan-3-ols, flavonols, cinnamic and benzoic acids, and methylxanthines), was assessed by recently developed direct current (DC) polarographic assay. Correlations of tea and herbal infusion HPS activity with total phenolic content determined using the Folin-Ciocalteu assay (FC-GAE) (0.81 and 0.93), ferric reducing/antioxidant power (FRAP) (0.97 and 0.92), 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) (0.77 and 0.80), and 2,2'-azinobis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) scavenging (0.86 and 0.86) were statistically significant. Correlations between relative antioxidant capacity index (RACI), calculated by assigning all applied assays equal weight, and HPS (0.98), FRAP (0.97), ABTS (0.89), and DPPH (0.89) confirmed DC polarographic assay reliability when applied individually. Correlation analysis, ANOVA, and Levene and Tukey's HSD tests unequivocally confirmed this reliable, rapid, and low-cost assay validity, clearly demonstrating its advantages over spectrophotometric assays applied. PMID:22950743

  10. Anaphylactoid reactions after infusion of radiographic contrast media

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    Pathophysiology and Prophylaxis: Anaphylactoid reactions after infusion of radiographic contrast media (RCM) do not occur infrequently (5-20%). The pathophysiology of these reactions is not totally clear. In the majority of the reactions, immunological mechanisms do not seem to play a role; rather pseudo-allergic mechanisms are involved, namely the direct liberation of vasoactive mediator substances (e.g. histamine) or activation of the complement, coagulation or kallikrein-kinin system. For the prophylaxis of RCM-induced reactions, different drugs have been recommended such as antihistamines, gluco-corticosteroids, adrenergic agents, epsilonaminocaproic acid, psychopharmaca or hypnotic suggestion. In a controlled randomized study with 800 patients undergoing intravenous urography, the efficacy of 3 different pretreatment schedules (H1-antagonists, combined H1 + H2-antagonists, prednisolone) was compared to a placebo control. It was found that the application of combined H1- and H2-antagonists 5 minutes prior to RCM infusion significantly reduced the frequency of objective anaphylactoid reactions. Neither H1-antagonists alone nor prednisolone (250 mg) showed an effect in this study. (orig.)

  11. Direct observation of drops on slippery lubricant-infused surfaces.

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    Schellenberger, Frank; Xie, Jing; Encinas, Noemí; Hardy, Alexandre; Klapper, Markus; Papadopoulos, Periklis; Butt, Hans-Jürgen; Vollmer, Doris

    2015-09-23

    For a liquid droplet to slide down a solid planar surface, the surface usually has to be tilted above a critical angle of approximately 10°. By contrast, droplets of nearly any liquid "slip" on lubricant-infused textured surfaces - so termed slippery surfaces - when tilted by only a few degrees. The mechanism of how the lubricant alters the static and dynamic properties of the drop remains elusive because the drop-lubricant interface is hidden. Here, we image the shape of drops on lubricant-infused surfaces by laser scanning confocal microscopy. The contact angle of the drop-lubricant interface with the substrate exceeds 140°, although macroscopic contour images suggest angles as low as 60°. Confocal microscopy of moving drops reveals fundamentally different processes at the front and rear. Drops recede via discrete depinning events from surface protrusions at a defined receding contact angle, whereas the advancing contact angle is 180°. Drops slide easily, as the apparent contact angles with the substrate are high and the drop-lubricant interfacial tension is typically lower than the drop-air interfacial tension. Slippery surfaces resemble superhydrophobic surfaces with two main differences: drops on a slippery surface are surrounded by a wetting ridge of adjustable height and the air underneath the drop in the case of a superhydrophobic surface is replaced by lubricant in the case of a slippery surface. PMID:26291621

  12. Boron biodistribution after boronophenylalanine-fructose (BPA-F) infusion

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    In vivo dynamic tissue boron concentration measurements are not available for BNCT in clinical settings. Whole blood boron concentrations and converting factors are currently used in stead to estimate the boron concentrations in the target tissues and the ensuing radiation doses. We studied with ICP-AES the boron concentrations in blood after 2 hour intravenous infusions of BPA-F in 8 patients (290 mg/kg). As BPA-F is water soluble we calculated respective doses per lean body weight (LBW (360 - 471 mg/kg) - the peak plasma concentrations and area under plasma boron concentration time curve correlated with the mg/LBW dose, but not with dose per skin surface area (mg/m2). The mean boron concentrations in plasma, whole blood and red cells at the infusion were 32.1 ± 3.3, 23.3 ± 2.4 and 9.5 ± 2.8, respectively. LBW doses should be considered to ensure more homogenous dosing and BNCT irradiation. (author)

  13. Drug selection principles in intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy

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    The intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy is an effective treatment for malignant tumors. The following ten principles should be taken into account when the choice of infusion medication is to be made. (1) The tumor-sensitive drugs should be selected. (2) Pay attention to the compatibility of medicines. (3) Select the type of drug compatibility and drug interactions. (4) Concentration-dependent drugs are the drugs of first choice. (5) Pay attention to side effects when anti-cancer drug compatibility is considered.(6) The perfusion anti-cancer drugs exert their killing effect on the tumor cells in their prototype. (7) Pay attention to the administration order of the drugs and the intervals of treatment. (8) The medication should be individualized as the physical condition and tumor's heterogeneity are different from patient to patient. It is one of the fundamental principles to formulate a specific scheme for every given patient. (9) Make full use of the pharmacokinetics features of the anti-cancer drugs in clinical practice. (10) To be familiar with commonly used drugs and common tumor chemotherapeutic formulae is a matter of cardinal significance. (authors)

  14. Green Propellant Infusion Mission Program Development and Technology Maturation

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    McLean, Christopher H.; Deininger, William D.; Joniatis, John; Aggarwal, Pravin K.; Spores, Ronald A.; Deans, Matthew; Yim, John T.; Bury, Kristen; Martinez, Jonathan; Cardiff, Eric H.; Bacha, Caitlin E.

    2014-01-01

    The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate's (STMD) Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) Technology Demonstration Mission (TDM) is comprised of a cross-cutting team of domestic spacecraft propulsion and storable green propellant technology experts. This TDM is led by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (BATC), who will use their BCP- 100 spacecraft to carry a propulsion system payload consisting of one 22 N thruster for primary divert (DeltaV) maneuvers and four 1 N thrusters for attitude control, in a flight demonstration of the AF-M315E technology. The GPIM project has technology infusion team members from all three major market sectors: Industry, NASA, and the Department of Defense (DoD). The GPIM project team includes BATC, includes Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR), Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Edwards AFB (AFRL), NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC), NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC), and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). STMD programmatic and technology oversight is provided by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. The GPIM project shall fly an operational AF-M315E green propulsion subsystem on a Ball-built BCP-100 spacecraft.

  15. Transarterial Infusion Chemotherapy Using Cisplatin-Lipiodol Suspension With or Without Embolization for Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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    We evaluate the long-term prognosis and prognostic factors in patients treated with transarterial infusion chemotherapy using cisplatin-lipiodol (CDDP/LPD) suspension with or without embolization for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Study subjects were 107 patients with HCC treated with repeated transarterial infusion chemotherapy alone using CDDP/LPD (adjusted as CDDP 10mg/LPD 1ml). The median number of transarterial infusion procedures was two (range, one to nine), the mean dose of CDDP per transarterial infusion chemotherapy session was 30 mg (range, 5.0-67.5 mg), and the median total dose of transarterial infusion chemotherapy per patient was 60 mg (range, 10-390 mg). Survival rates were 86% at 1 year, 40% at 3 years, 20% at 5 years, and 16% at 7 years. For patients with >90% LPD accumulation after the first transarterial infusion chemotherapy, rates were 98% at 1 year, 60% at 3 years, and 22% at 5 years. Multivariate analysis identified >90% LPD accumulation after the first transarterial infusion chemotherapy (p = 0.001), absence of portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT; p < 0.001), and Child-Pugh class A (p = 0.012) as independent determinants of survival. Anaphylactic shock was observed in two patients, at the fifth transarterial infusion chemotherapy session in one and the ninth in the other. In conclusion, transarterial infusion chemotherapy with CDDP/LPD appears to be a useful treatment option for patients with unresectable HCC without PVTT and in Child-Pugh class A. LPD accumulation after the first transarterial infusion chemotherapy is an important prognostic factor. Careful consideration should be given to the possibility of anaphylactic shock upon repeat infusion with CDDP/LPD.

  16. Does prolonged ?-lactam infusions improve clinical outcomes compared to intermittent infusions? A meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized, controlled trials

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    Van Arendonk Kyle J; Suh Yong D; Putcha Nirupama; Tamma Pranita D; Rinke Michael L

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    Abstract Background The emergence of multi-drug resistant Gram-negatives (MDRGNs) coupled with an alarming scarcity of new antibiotics has forced the optimization of the therapeutic potential of available antibiotics. To exploit the time above the minimum inhibitory concentration mechanism of ?-lactams, prolonging their infusion may improve outcomes. The primary objective of this meta-analysis was to determine if prolonged ?-lactam infusion resulted in decreased mortality and improved clinica...

  17. Augmentation of Chemotherapeutic Infusion Effect by TSU-68, an Oral Targeted Antiangiogenic Agent, in a Rabbit VX2 Liver Tumor Model

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    Purpose: This study was designed to investigate the in vivo effects of combination therapy with TSU-68 and chemotherapeutic infusion in a rabbit VX2 liver tumor model. Methods: This study was approved by the animal care committee at our institute. Three weeks before chemotherapeutic infusion, VX2 carcinoma was implanted into the livers of 32 rabbits. One week after chemotherapeutic infusion, vehicle was administered orally for 3 weeks in the control group (n = 16), and TSU-68 was administered orally at a daily dose of 200 mg/kg for 3 weeks in the treated group (n = 16). Computed tomography (CT) was performed before and 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks after chemotherapeutic infusion. Tumor response was assessed according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) on CT scan. The maximum thickness of viable tumor was measured on microscopic sections. Results: According to the RECIST, stable disease was observed in 9 (56%) rabbits and progressive disease in 7 (44%) in the control group, whereas partial response was observed in 1 (6%) rabbit and stable disease in 15 (94%) in the treated group. On pathologic examination, a viable lesion was present in 12 (75%) rabbits in the control group and in 6 (38%) rabbits in the treated group (P = 0.073). The mean maximum thickness of viable tumor in the treated group was significantly smaller than that in the control group (0.74 mm vs. 3.39 mm; P = 0.02). Conclusions: Oral administration of TSU-68 augmented the effect of chemotherapeutic infusion in a rabbit VX2 liver tumor model.

  18. Brain SPECT by intraarterial infusion of 99mTc-HMPAO for assessing the cerebral distribution of carotid artery infusions in patient with brain tumor

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    In order to assess the cerebral distribution of intracarotid chemotherapy, 17 postoperative patients with brain tumor underwent brain SPECT obtrained by intraarterial infusion of 18.5 MBq of 99mTc-d,l,-hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime (99mTc-HMPAO). Injection methods were continuous (5.0 ml/min) or pulsatile infusion with supra- or infraophthalmic catheterization. The findings obtained by brain SPECT were frequently different from those of angiography and/or DSA. In supraophthalmic catheterization with continuous infusion, only 2 of 10 studies (20%) had homogeneous distribution and 5 of them (50%) had maldistribution of 99mTc-HMPAO which appears in association with laminar flow effect. The remaining 3 studies showed localized distribution (two: tumor localization, one: healthy brain localization). On the other hand, all of 5 studies with pulsatile infusion had homogeneous distribution of 99mTc-HMPAO. In infraophthalmic catheterization, all but one of 5 studies had homogeneous distribution with continuous infusion. These results suggest that pulsatile infusion may be effective in eliminating maldistribution of 99mTc-HMPAO in supraophthalmic catheterization. In conclusion, we are convinced that 99mTc-HMPAO is a useful intraarterial agent for assessing cerebral distribution of intracarotid chemotherpay. (author)

  19. DEVELOPMENT OF COMPOSITION OF INFUSION MEDICATION ON BASIS OF MOXIFLOXACIN

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    Almakaeva L.G.

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    Full Text Available Application of fluoroquinolones covers by experience of treatment more than 800 million patients, and presently they are one of basic classes in the antimicrobial arsenal of practical medicine. Such achievements became possible after the clear understanding of intercommunication of structure and activity of molecules of this class of antibiotics. This knowledge became the basis for the synthesis of new derivatives with a wide range, powerful activity and improved pharmacokinetic profile for the best clinical outcome. Moxifloxacin is 8-methoxyfluoroquinolon of wide spectrum which interacts mainly with DNA gyrase of gram-negative and with topoisomerase of IV type of gram-positive bacteria. He has the extended activity against gram-positive cocci, however keeps activity against gram-negative bacteria. Moxifloxacin also has good activity against atypical respiratory pathogens (Legionella of pneumophila, Chlamydia of pneumoniae and Mycoplasma of pneumoniae. Another his feature is high anti-anaerobic activity. Therefore development of domestic medication with Moxifloxacin - a fluoroquinolone 4 generations - is actual. Materials and methods Research material was a substance of Moxifloxacin hydrochloride, produced by firm «Sansh Biotech Pvt. Ltd.», India, a dosage form on the basis of Moxifloxacin - solution for infusion. Qqualitative and quantitative control of samples of the drug were conducted on parameters which characterize stability: ??, content of active substance, transparency, colour, related impurities, mechanical inclusions on methods, which are described in SPhU. Results and Discussion Proposed the drug is antibiotic of wide spectrum of action of fluoroquinolone. Moxifloxacin hydrochloride is powder pale yellow with slightly hygroscopic nature. He moderately dissolve in water and methanol, poorly will dissolve in hydrochloric acid and ethanol, and practically will not dissolve in an acetone and toluene. ?? 0,2 % solution is in a range 3,9 – 4,6 . Active substance enters in comparison drug in the concentration of 1,74 mg/ml or 0,174 %. Thus, solubility of it suffices for the receipt of water solution of necessary concentration without fallouts of precipitation or appearance of suspension and opalescence from insufficient solubility. Also, is not the necessity of addition of auxiliary substances - solubilizers for the increase of solubility. For achievement of necessary level of osmolarity and isotonicity in the complement of preparation was entered sodium chloride which is classic used for these aims. Concentration of sodium of chloride as well as in medication analogue Avelox IV® is determined 8 mg/ml. By us the optimum pH range was confirmed for solution of preparation «Moxifloxacin 400 mg, solution for infusion in-bottle 250 ml» within the limits of 4,1-4,6. At preparation of solution it is recommended to correct him pH addition of alkaline and acid agents, indicated in composition, is 1? solution of hydrochloric acid and 2 M sodium hydroxide Conclusions Rational composition of infusion medication on the basis of Moxifloxacin was theoretically grounded on the basis of study of literary information and physical and chemical and technological properties of substance of Moxifloxacin hydrochloride and experimentally confirmed . The optimum the limit of ?? solution was defined for the receipt of stable dosage form of solution for infusion on the basis of Moxifloxacin. Results of this development are used during compile of registration dossier of preparation, analytical and technological normative documents on his production and control of quality of intermediate products and prepared products.

  20. Intra-arterial infusion of prostaglandin EI in Buerger's disease

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    In Buerger's disease, arterial occlusion is so peripheral that reopening procedure such as reconstructive vascular surgery, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and local fibrinolysis are not feasible, and major amputation is the only alternative. Prostaglandin E1, a potent vasodilator and inhibitor of platelet aggregation, has been used to treat the patients with severe arterial occlusive disease. In three cases of Buerger's disease, who are manifested by resting pain, non-healing ischemic ulcer, or impending gangrene and who were not candidates for direct arterial reconstructive procedure, we infused Prostaglandin El intraarterially at a fixed dosage to evaluate its effectiveness. We report our experience with the use of this drug in relieving the ischemic symptoms, healing the intractable ulcer, or avoiding the major amputation

  1. Anaphylactic shock and cardiac arrest caused by thiamine infusion

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    Juel, Jacob; Pareek, Manan

    2013-01-01

    Parenteral thiamine has a very high safety profile. The most common adverse effect is local irritation; however, anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions may occur, mostly related to intravenous administration. We describe a 44-year-old man, a chronic alcoholic, who was admitted with alcohol intoxication and developed cardiac arrest due to anaphylactic shock following intravenous thiamine infusion. The patient was successfully resuscitated after 15 min and repeated epinephrine administrations. He was discharged in good health after 14 days. This case report emphasises both the importance of recognising the symptoms of anaphylaxis and the fact that facilities for treating anaphylaxis and cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be available when thiamine or for that matter, any drug is given in-hospital.

  2. Polymeric mandrels: supersmooth finish by an infusion process

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    Extremely smooth surfaces (less than 1 mm maximum defect size) have been produced on acrylic polymer rods by an infusion process. The technique involves bathing the rod in a mixture of a solvent and a diluent, a nonsolvent for the polymer. This causes the rod to soften and permits limited flow and leveling of its surface. The solvent is then gradually displaced from the bath by additional diluent. As this occurs, the surface of the rod becomes rigid once more, but now with a defect-free finish. Acetone may be used as the solvent. The smoothest surfaces have been obtained using a mixture of 50% water and 50% polyethylene glycol with a molecular weight of about 4000 as the diluent

  3. The role of subcutaneous infusion of apomorphine in Parkinson's disease.

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    Wenzel, Karoline; Homann, Carl Nikolaus; Fabbrini, Giovanni; Colosimo, Carlo

    2014-07-01

    Continuous subcutaneous apomorphine infusion therapy (CSAI) has proved to be effective in advanced Parkinson's Disease patients with motor fluctuations not controlled by oral or transdermal medication. In this clinical setting it competes directly with intrajejunal levodopa and deep brain stimulation (DBS), however randomised controlled comparative studies are lacking. The advantages of CSAI is that it is the least invasive of these three therapeutic options, is reversible, practical to use and has shown significant efficacy for the management of both peak-effect dyskinesias and off-period nonmotor-symptoms. Contraindications to the use of CSAI are severe dementia or neuropsychiatric symptoms and severe biphasic dyskinesias, however unlike DBS, advanced age is not a contraindication. This review summarises the evidence regarding efficacy, safety and tolerability of CSAI, provides guidance on the selection of suitable patients and gives practical instructions on how to initiate CSAI and manage possible adverse events. PMID:24917215

  4. Pharmacology and therapeutic efficacy of bleomycin administered by continuous infusion

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    A study was done at Memorial Hospital in which Bleomycin was given by continuous intravenous infusion to radiation therapy patients with a variety of far advanced unresectable malignant neoplastic diseases. Smaller doses than usual were administered initially, approximately 1/10 the dose that had been previously studied. The dose was gradually escalated when it was shown that there was no acute toxicity from the smaller dose. Bleomycin blood levels were measured by bioassay and pulmonary function was studied by measurement of total lung capacity and carbon monoxide diffusing capacity. In this study, therapeutic activity in cervix cancer appeared to be significantly better than in earlier studies by the same group of investigators. However, in vitro and animal studies in the author's own clinical pharmacologic studies support the logic of continuous intravenous administration in the effort to decrease pulmonary toxicity and to improve therapeutic effect

  5. Intraarterial low-dose streptokinase infusion in the treatment of acute renal thromboembolism

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    A case of acute renal thromboembolism treated by intraarterial low dose streptokinase infusion is reported. The treatment appears effective, safe and less-invasive then surgery, with quick relief of pain and normalisation of blood pressure and renal function. It is concluded that intraarterial infusion of thrombolytic agents should be attempted first in the treatment of renal arterial thromboembolism. (orig.)

  6. Randomized Trial of a Calling-Infused Career Workshop Incorporating Counselor Self-Disclosure

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    Dik, Bryan J.; Steger, Michael F.

    2008-01-01

    A randomized controlled trial was used to test (1) the efficacy of a two-session career development workshop for college student participants; (2) the effect of counselor self-disclosure on outcomes; and (3) the effect of infusing calling and vocation concepts on outcomes. Both standard (person-environment fit) and calling/vocation-infused

  7. Duration and distribution of experimental muscular hyperalgesia in humans following combined infusions of serotonin and bradykinin

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    Babenko, Victor; Svensson, Peter; Graven-Nielsen, Thomas; Drewes, Asbjørn Mohr; Jensen, Troels Staehelin; Arendt-Nielsen, Lars

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    The present study examined distribution and duration of muscle hyperalgesia to pressure stimuli after intramuscular bolus-infusions of serotonin (5-HT, 20 nmol) and bradykinin (BKN, 10 nmol) in 10 volunteers. Infusions were given into the tibialis anterior (TA) muscle over 20 s with an inter-infusions...... interval of 3 min. Infusions of isotonic saline (NaCl, 0.9%) were given as control. Pain intensity was continuously scored on a visual analogue scale (VAS), and subjects drew the distribution of the pain areas on an anatomical map. Pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) were assessed with an electronic algometer......, 40, and 60 min after infusions. The VAS-peak after BKN was significantly higher (P<0.05) compared with 5-HT and the second infusion of NaCl. The duration of the increase in VAS after 5-HT+BKN was significantly longer (P<0.05) compared with the infusions of NaCl. The local pain area after infusion of...

  8. Use of a Tea Infuser to Submerge Low-Density Dry Ice

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    Fictorie, Carl P.; Vitz, Ed

    2004-01-01

    A simple tea infuser is obtained and been used as a container for the dry ice to simulate the effect from high-density dry ice. The tea infuser is a simple, low cost device to allow instructors with access to dry ice makers to effectively use the interesting demonstration.

  9. Effect of Infusion Method and Parameters on Mass Transfer in Blueberries

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    In order to obtain optimal processing conditions for producing infused blueberries with high solid gain, we investigated the infusion characteristics of blueberries under various processing parameters in sugar solutions with 1:1 ratio of solution and berries. Static batch constant concentration inf...

  10. Shifting Perspectives and Practices: Teacher Candidates' Experiences of an Aboriginal Infusion in Mainstream Teacher Education

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    Blimkie, Melissa; Vetter, Diane; Haig-Brown, Celia

    2014-01-01

    This exploratory case study shares teacher candidates' perspectives and experiences of an Aboriginal infusion at York University's Faculty of Education field site in Barrie, Ontario. For this initiative, Aboriginal content and pedagogies were infused throughout placements and courses of the mainstream teacher education program. Teacher candidates…

  11. Effects of radiolabelled monoclonal antibody infusion on blood leukocytes in cancer patients

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    This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of a single infusion of radiolabelled murine monoclonal antibody (MAb) on peripheral blood leukocytes in cancer patients. Eleven patients with disseminated colon cancer, malignant melanoma, or lung adenocarcinoma were infused with 111In-labelled anti-ZCE 025, anti-p97 type 96.5c, or LA 20207 MAb, respectively. Blood samples were obtained before infusion, immediately after infusion (1 hr), and at 4 and 7 days postinfusion. Flow cytometry analysis of CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, CD16+, and CD19+ lymphocytes showed increasing CD4:CD8 ratios in seven patients after infusion. This phenomenon was not restricted to antibody subclass or to type of cancer. Two of the remaining patients exhibited a marked post-infusion increase in CD8+ cells. In all three patients with malignant melanoma, decreasing levels of CD16+ lymphocytes were noted after infusion and natural killer cell cytotoxicity showed fluctuations which paralleled the changes in the CD16+ subpopulation. Oxygen radical production by phagocytic cells was markedly affected in three subjects. These results suggest that a single infusion of radiolabelled murine MAb may alter the balance of critical lymphocyte subpopulations and modulate other leukocyte responses in cancer patients

  12. Decoction, infusion and hydroalcoholic extract of Origanum vulgare L.: different performances regarding bioactivity and phenolic compounds

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    Martins, Natália; Barros, Lillian; Santos-Buelga, Celestino; Henriques, Mariana; Ferreira, Isabel C. F. R.

    2014-01-01

    Bioactivity of oregano methanolic extracts and essential oils is well known. Nonetheless, reports using aqueous extracts are scarce, mainly decoction or infusion preparations used for therapeutic applications. Herein, the antioxidant and antibacterial activities, and phenolic compounds of the infusion, decoction and hydroalcoholic extract of oregano were evaluated and compared. The antioxidant activity is related with phenolic compounds, mostly flavonoids, since decoction presente...

  13. Decreasing the infusion rate reduces the proarrhythmic risk of NS-7

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    Detre, Elke; Thomsen, Morten Bækgaard; Beekman, Jet D; Petersen, Karl-Uwe; Vos, Marc A

    2005-01-01

    1 The rate of infusion has been suggested to be important for drug-induced torsades de pointes (TdP) arrhythmias. We investigated the repolarisation-prolonging effects and proarrhythmic properties of NS-7, a neuroprotective drug in development, using two different infusion rates. 2 A fast (5 min ...

  14. Tea and herbal infusions: Their antioxidant activity and phenolic profile

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    Tea and herbal infusions have been studied for their polyphenolic content, antioxidant activity and phenolic profile. The total phenolics recovered by ethyl acetate from the water extract, were determined by the Folin-Ciocalteu procedure and ranged from 88.1 ± 0.42 (Greek mountain tea) to 1216 ± 32.0 mg (Chinese green tea) GAE (Gallic acid equivalents)/cup. The antioxidant activity was evaluated by two methods, DPPH and chemiluminescence assays, using Trolox and quercetin as standards. The EC50 of herbal extracts ranged from 0.151 ± 0.002 mg extract/mg DPPH (0.38 quercetin equivalents and 0.57 Trolox equivalents), for Chinese green tea, to 0.77 ± 0.012 mg extract/mg DPPH (0.08 quercetin equivalents and 0.13 Trolox equivalents), for Greek mountain tea. Chemiluminescence assay results showed that the IC50 ranged from 0.17 ± 3.4 x 103 lg extract/ml of the final solution in the measuring cell (1.89 quercetin and 5.89 Trolox equivalents) for Chinese green tea, to 1.10 ± 1.86 x 102 g extract/ml of the final solution in the measuring cell (0.29 quercetin and 0.90 Trolox equivalents) for Greek mountain tea. The phenolic profile in the herbal infusions was investigated by LC-DAD-MS in the positive electrospray ionization (ESI) mode. About 60 different flavo- noids, phenolic acids and their derivatives have been identified. (author)

  15. Process Optimization of Bismaleimide (BMI) Resin Infused Carbon Fiber Composite

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    Ehrlich, Joshua W.; Tate, LaNetra C.; Cox, Sarah B.; Taylor, Brian J.; Wright, M. Clara; Caraccio, Anne J.; Sampson, Jeffery W.

    2013-01-01

    Bismaleimide (BMI) resins are an attractive new addition to world-wide composite applications. This type of thermosetting polyimide provides several unique characteristics such as excellent physical property retention at elevated temperatures and in wet environments, constant electrical properties over a vast array of temperature settings, and nonflammability properties as well. This makes BMI a popular choice in advance composites and electronics applications [I]. Bismaleimide-2 (BMI-2) resin was used to infuse intermediate modulus 7 (IM7) based carbon fiber. Two panel configurations consisting of 4 plies with [+45deg, 90deg]2 and [0deg]4 orientations were fabricated. For tensile testing, a [90deg]4 configuration was tested by rotating the [0deg]4 configirration to lie orthogonal with the load direction of the test fixture. Curing of the BMI-2/IM7 system utilized an optimal infusion process which focused on the integration of the manufacturer-recommended ramp rates,. hold times, and cure temperatures. Completion of the cure cycle for the BMI-2/IM7 composite yielded a product with multiple surface voids determined through visual and metallographic observation. Although the curing cycle was the same for the three panellayups, the surface voids that remained within the material post-cure were different in abundance, shape, and size. For tensile testing, the [0deg]4 layup had a 19.9% and 21.7% greater average tensile strain performance compared to the [90deg]4 and [+45deg, 90deg, 90deg,-45degg] layups, respectively, at failure. For tensile stress performance, the [0deg]4 layup had a 5.8% and 34.0% greater average performance% than the [90deg]4 and [+45deg, 90deg, 90deg,-45deg] layups.

  16. Haemolytic anaemia as a complication to intravenous immunoglobulin infusion

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    Markvardsen, Lars HØj; Harbo, Thomas

    Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is an established treatment for various neuromuscular disorders. Recently, we have observed a few cases of haemolytic anaemia following IVIg treatment. The objective of this study was to determine the extent of anaemia and haemolysis as a complication to IVIg. In a prospective study we included 28 post-polio patients treated with 2g per kilo of Privigen® and 22 CIDP patients treated with 1.7±0.4 (mean±SD) g per kilo of Kiovig®. The post-polio patients were all IVIg treatment naitive whereas the CIDP patients were in maintenance therapy. Venous blood samples were performed before and two weeks after infusion of IVIg. Following treatment blood haemoglobin declined from 8.6±0.8 to 8.1±1.3mmol/l, p<0.001. Furthermore, decreasing haptoglobin and increasing reticulocyte count, blood bilirubin, and lactate dehydrogenase were observed, all p<0.05. The decrease of haemoglobin was 0.79±1.2 in the treatment naive versus 0.25±0.3mmol/l in the long-term treated patients, p=0.05. Alterations of reticulocyte count, haptoglobin and lactate dehydrogenase were more pronounced in the treatment naive group, all p<0.05. In 7 patients we observed a substantial decline of haemoglobin of more than 1.5mmol/l (1.8-2.9). Six of those 7 patients had undetectable levels of haptoglobin after IVIg and the mean reticulocyte count, blood bilirubin and lactate dehydrogenase increased 420%, 130% and 108%. All were in the de-novo treated group. Our observations indicate that treatment naive patients are susceptible to develop haemolysis. Haemolytic anaemia is a severe side effect that seems to be more frequent after immunoglobulin infusions than previously recognized.

  17. Intracoronary stem cell infusion in heart transplant candidates

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    The stem cell transplantation is emerging as a potential therapeutic modality for patients with heart failure. It has been demonstrated that intracoronary stem cell transplantation had beneficial effects on left ventricular perfusion and contractile functions. We hypothesized that patients with end-stage ischemic cardiomyopathy, who are candidates for heart transplantation, could also benefit from autologous intracoronary stem cell transplantation. We performed a prospective, open-labeled study in 10 patients with end-stage ischemic cardiomyopathy, who were on the waiting list for heart transplantation. Each patient received bone marrow-derived mononuclear cell infusion via balloon catheter in the target vessel, which had been revascularized by percutaneous intervention and was patent before the procedure. Clinical and laboratory evaluations, a treadmill exercise test, echocardiography, and single photon emission tomography (SPECT) were performed to the patients at baseline and 6 months after stem cell infusion. At 6-month follow-up of the eight patients who were able to complete the study, we revealed a significant increase in ejection fraction (from 30.0±6.6% to 36.2±7.3%; p=0.001) in echocardiographic evaluation. SPECT evaluation also displayed a reduction in infarct area (50.4±16.1% to 44.1±12.5%; p=0.003). Both myocardial oxygen consumption (p=0.001) and metabolic equivalents (p=0.001) were significantly increased at 6-month follow-up. These results demonstrate that intracoronary stem cell transplantation ameliorates heart failure symptoms and improves left ventricular function and perfusion. Therefore intracoronary stem cell transplantation may be used as an alternative treatment option for heart transplant candidates. (author)

  18. Anestesi Infus Gravimetrik Ketamin dan Propofol pada Anjing (THE GRAVIMETRIC INFUSION ANAESTHESIA WITH KETAMINE AND PROPOFOL IN DOGS

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    Full Text Available This study aim was to evaluate quality of anaesthesia by using gravimetric infusion anaesthesia withketamine and propofol in dogs. The quality of anaesthesia, duration of actions, and the physiological responsseof anaesthesia were evaluated in twenty domestic dogs. Anaesthesia was induced intramuscularly withatropine (0.03 mg/kg-xylazine (2 mg/kg (AX, intravenously ketamine-propofol (KP (4 mg/kg, andmaintained with continuous intravenous infusion with pre-mixed propofol (P and normal saline containing2 mg/ml of propofol and 2 mg/ml of ketamine (K. Domestic stray dogs were randomly divided into fivegroups. Groups AXKP-K2P2, AXKP-K4P4, and AXKP-K6P6 were treated with ketamine-propofol the dose0.2 mg/kg/minute, 0.4 and 0.6 mg/kg/minute respectively, while group AXKP-P4 was given propofol 0.4 mg/kg/minute and group AXKP-I was given isoflurane 1-2%. Heart rate (HR, respiratory rate (RR,electrocardiogram (ECG, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2, end tidal CO2 (ET CO2, and capillary refill time(CRT were measured. No significant difference (P>0.05 found between the groups in anaesthetion times.All groups showed rapid and smooth inductions, prolonged surgical stage, and rapid recovery. Groups AXKPK2P2and AXKP-K4P4 showed minimal physiological effect on the dogs. The HR, RR, ET CO2, SpO2, CRT,and ECG wave were stabl. Combination of AXKP-K6P6 induced SpO2 depression, increased and instabilityof HR, RR and ET CO2. Groups AXKP-P4 showed decreased of HR and respiratory depression. All anaestheticcombinations showed no significant influence (P>0.05 on the electricity of the dog’s heart. The combinationof ketamine-propofol at dose 0.2 and 0.4 mg/kg/minute were found to be better as an application formaintaining anaesthesia by gravimetric continuous intravenous infusion. The method is a suitablealternative for inhalation anaesthesia in dogs.

  19. Long-term BPA infusions. Evaluation in the rat brain tumor and rat spinal cord models

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    In the BPA-based dose escalation clinical trial, the observations of tumor recurrence in areas of extremely high calculated tumor doses suggest that the BPA distribution is non-uniform. Longer (6-hour) i.v. infusions of BPA are evaluated in the rat brain tumor and spinal cord models to address the questions of whether long-term infusions are more effective against the tumor and whether long-term infusions are detrimental in the central nervous system. In the rat spinal cord, the 50% effective doses (ED50) for myeloparesis were not significantly different after a single i.p. injection of BPA-fructose or a 6 hour i.v. infusion. In the rat 9L gliosarcoma brain tumor model, BNCT following 2-hr or 6-hr infusions of BPA-F produced similar levels of long term survival. (author)

  20. Successful intraosseous infusion in the critically ill patient does not require a medullary cavity.

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    McCarthy, Gerard

    2012-02-03

    OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate that successful intraosseous infusion in critically ill patients does not require bone that contains a medullary cavity. DESIGN: Infusion of methyl green dye via standard intraosseous needles into bones without medullary cavity-in this case calcaneus and radial styloid-in cadaveric specimens. SETTING: University department of anatomy. PARTICIPANTS: Two adult cadaveric specimens. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Observation of methyl green dye in peripheral veins of the limb in which the intraosseous infusion was performed. RESULTS: Methyl green dye was observed in peripheral veins of the chosen limb in five out of eight intraosseous infusions into bones without medullary cavity-calcaneus and radial styloid. CONCLUSIONS: Successful intraosseous infusion does not always require injection into a bone with a medullary cavity. Practitioners attempting intraosseous access on critically ill patients in the emergency department or prehospital setting need not restrict themselves to such bones. Calcaneus and radial styloid are both an acceptable alternative to traditional recommended sites.

  1. Insulin secretion and cellular glucose metabolism after prolonged low-grade intralipid infusion in young men

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    Jensen, Christine B; Storgaard, Heidi; Holst, Jens Juul; Dela, Flemming; Madsbad, Sten; Vaag, Allan A

    2003-01-01

    We examined the simultaneous effects of a 24-h low-grade Intralipid infusion on peripheral glucose disposal, intracellular glucose partitioning and insulin secretion rates in twenty young men, by 2-step hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp [low insulin clamp (LI), 10 mU/m(2) x min; high insulin clamp...... Intralipid infusion. At LI, glucose oxidation decreased by 10%, whereas glucose disposal, glycolytic flux, glucose storage, and glucose production were not significantly altered. At HI, glucose disposal, and glucose oxidation decreased by 12% and 24%, respectively, during Intralipid infusion. Glycolytic flux......, glucose storage, and glucose production were unchanged. Insulin secretion rates increased in response to Intralipid infusion, but disposition indices (DI = insulin action.insulin secretion) were unchanged. In conclusion, a 24-h low-grade Intralipid infusion caused insulin resistance in the oxidative (but...

  2. Natriuretic peptide infusion reduces myocardial injury during acute ischemia/reperfusion

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    Kousholt, Birgitte S.; Larsen, Jens Kjærgaard Rolighed; Bisgaard, Line Stattau; Burnett Jr., John C.; Hasenkam, J. Michael; Gøtze, Jens Peter

    2012-01-01

    Aim: The aim of this study was to determine whether a natriuretic peptide infusion during reperfusion can reduce cardiomyocyte ischemia–reperfusion damage. Materials and methods: The effect of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) activity was assessed in vitro and in vivo: the cellular effect was...... apoptotic changes in the BNP-stimulated cells. Pigs tolerated the BNP and CD-NP (a CNP analogue) infusion well, with a decrease in systemic blood pressure (∼15 mmHg) and increased diuresis compared with the controls. Left ventricular pressure decreased in the pigs that received BNP infusion compared with...... controls (P=0.02). A similar trend was observed in the pigs that received CD-NP infusion, although this was not significant (P=0.3). BNP and CD-NP infusion in pigs reduced total cardiac troponin T release by 46 and 40%, respectively (P=0.0015 and 0.0019), and were associated with improved RNA integrity in...

  3. Determination of 210Po in tea, mat and their infusions and its annual intake by Syrians

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    Polonium-210 was determined in 34 kinds of imported tea and 9 kinds of mat collected from the Syrian local market. The 210Po concentration was found to vary from 5.5 to 39 Bq x kg-1 and 47 to 82 Bq x kg-1 in tea and mat samples, respectively. In addition 210Po was also determined in tea and mat infusions where different infusion conditions have been examined: amount, temperature and infusion time. The results have shown that the amount of 210Po transferred from tea and mat leaves to the aqueous extract ranged from 9 to 21% and 3 to 15%, respectively. The annual intake of 210Po by Syrians due to tea consumption and mat infusions was calculated and found to be 9 Bq and 151 Bq for tea and mat respectively: washing of mat with warm water is recommended before preparation the infusions to decrease the annual intake of 210Po. (author)

  4. Attribute based selection of thermoplastic resin for vacuum infusion process : A decision making methodology

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    Prabhakaran, R.T. Durai; Lystrup, Aage

    2011-01-01

    The composite industry looks toward a new material system (resins) based on thermoplastic polymers for the vacuum infusion process, similar to the infusion process using thermosetting polymers. A large number of thermoplastics are available in the market with a variety of properties suitable for different engineering applications, and few of those are available in a not yet polymerised form suitable for resin infusion. The proper selection of a new resin system among these thermoplastic polymers is a concern for manufactures in the current scenario and a special mathematical tool would be beneficial. In this paper, the authors introduce a new decision making tool for resin selection based on significant attributes. This article provides a broad overview of suitable thermoplastic material systems for vacuum infusion process available in today’s market. An illustrative example—resin selection for vacuum infused of a wind turbine blade—is shown to demonstrate the intricacies involved in the proposed methodology for resin selection.

  5. Attribute Based Selection of Thermoplastic Resin for Vacuum Infusion Process: A Decision Making Methodology

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    Raghavalu Thirumalai, Durai Prabhakaran; Lystrup, Aage

    2012-01-01

    The composite industry looks toward a new material system (resins) based on thermoplastic polymers for the vacuum infusion process, similar to the infusion process using thermosetting polymers. A large number of thermoplastics are available in the market with a variety of properties suitable for different engineering applications, and few of those are available in a not yet polymerised form suitable for resin infusion. The proper selection of a new resin system among these thermoplastic polymers is a concern for manufactures in the current scenario and a special mathematical tool would be beneficial. In this paper, the authors introduce a new decision making tool for resin selection based on significant attributes. This article provides a broad overview of suitable thermoplastic material systems for vacuum infusion process available in today’s market. An illustrative example—resin selection for vacuum infused of a wind turbine blade—is shown to demonstrate the intricacies involved in the proposed methodology for resin selection.

  6. Doubling the single-dose infusion rate of tocilizumab in rheumatoid arthritis is safe and efficacious

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    Lindegaard, H M; Johansen, P; Gröndal, G; Jensen, E C; Juul, L; Schlemmer, A M; Agular, B; Hansen, Imj

    OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of enhanced infusion rate of tocilizumab on the occurrence of infusion reactions, overall safety, and efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHOD: We conducted a 24-week multicentre, open-label, randomized parallel group study comparing adverse event (AE) and...... effect profiles following tocilizumab IV 8 mg/kg every 4 weeks over 31 min vs. standard 60-min infusions in patients with RA and an inadequate clinical response to disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and/or tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitors. RESULTS: A total of 47 patients were...... enrolled in the study and randomized to fast infusions (n = 25) and controls (n = 22). Incidences of infusion reactions were similar between the two groups, neither of them leading to withdrawal. Likewise, the incidence of additional AEs did not differ between the treatment arms. Two serious adverse events...

  7. Boron biodistribution in Beagles after intravenous infusion of 4-dihydroxyborylphenylalanine-fructose complex

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    Boron biodistribution after intravenous infusion of 4-dihydroxyborylphenylalanine-fructose (BPA-F) complex was investigated in six dogs. Blood samples were evaluated during and following doses of 205 and 250 mg/kgbw BPA in a 30 min infusion, and 500 mg/kgbw in a 1 h infusion. Samples from whole blood, urine, brain and other organs were analysed for boron content after varying times following the onset of infusion. The whole blood boron concentrations declined from 27 to 8.4 ppm over the period of 39-165 min after the onset of infusion and the levels increased from 1.9 to 12 ppm in the grey matter of the brain over the same period. The boron concentrations in whole blood decreased steadily, whereas the boron values in brain tissue rose steadily with time. It was concluded that whole blood boron concentrations do not seem to reflect accurately the boron concentration in brain tissue at respective time points

  8. Evaluation of free radical scavenging activity of tea infusion of commercial tea products available in uae

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    In the present study, twenty four commercial tea samples were assayed to determine their free radical scavenging activity and polyphenolic contents based on the brewing/infusing period. Tea samples were infused/brewed in 200 mL boiled water at 120 degree C for 1, 2 and 5 min, respectively. The radical scavenging activities of tea infusion/brewing were measured using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH) assay method. The results were ranged from 67.81-90.51% for black tea bags, 90.37-94.51% for green tea bags, 24.66-92.25% for black tea powder, 16.08-93.06% for green tea powder and 32.90- 45.54% for Camomile herbal infusion. The results showed that 1 or 2 min black tea bags infusion exhibited highest radical scavenging activity than 5 min infusion. Antioxidant activities of tea powders were variable with the amount of tea powder. It was observed that antioxidant activity increased with increasing boiling time for smaller amount of sample. In contrary, shorter boiling time was better for larger amount of sample. The polyphenol contents of tea infusion were determined and the results were expressed as milligram quercetin equivalent/200 mL of tea infusion. The polyphenol content was increased with increased brewing period. In contrary, brewing for longer time rendered extract less antiradical activity. This study suggests that infusing tea bag for 1 or 2 min is sufficient for getting infusion with maximum radical scavenging activity and in case of tea powder, shorter boiling time is better for larger amount of powder or small amount of powder should be boiled for minimum 5 min for rendering extract with maximum radical scavenging activity. (author)

  9. Systemic and regional hemodynamic effects of enalaprilat infusion in experimental normotensive sepsis

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    L. Rahal

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have been shown to improve splanchnic perfusion in distinct shock states. We hypothesized that enalaprilat potentiates the benefits of early fluid resuscitation in severe experimental sepsis, particularly in the splanchnic region. Anesthetized and mechanically ventilated mongrel dogs received an intravenous infusion of live Escherichia coli over a period of 30 min. Thereafter, two interventions were performed: fluid infusion (normal saline, 32 mL/kg over 30 min and enalaprilat infusion (0.02 mg kg-1 min-1 for 60 min in randomized groups. The following groups were studied: controls (fluid infusion, N = 4, E1 (enalaprilat infusion followed by fluid infusion, N = 5 and E2 (fluid infusion followed by enalaprilat infusion, N = 5. All animals were observed for a 120 min after bacterial infusion. Mean arterial pressure, cardiac output (CO, portal vein blood flow (PVBF, systemic and regional oxygen-derived variables, and lactate levels were measured. Rapid and progressive reductions in CO and PVBF were induced by the infusion of live bacteria, while minor changes were observed in mean arterial pressure. Systemic and regional territories showed a significant increase in oxygen extraction and lactate levels. Widening venous-arterial and portal-arterial pCO2 gradients were also detected. Fluid replacement promoted transient benefits in CO and PVBF. Enalaprilat after fluid resuscitation did not affect systemic or regional hemodynamic variables. We conclude that in this model of normotensive sepsis inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme did not interfere with the course of systemic or regional hemodynamic and oxygen-derived variables.

  10. Investigation on the pancreatic and stomach secretion in pigs by means of continuous infusion of 14C-amino acids

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    2 pigs received a barley-soya bean meal diet and another 2 a casein-wheat starch diet. The specific radioactivity (SR = dpm/?mol) of leucine and phenylalanine in the TCA soluble fraction of plasma and in the TCA soluble and TCA precipitable fractions of pancreatic juice and of digesta leaving the stomach was determined during 6 hours of intravenous infusion of 14C-leucine and 14C-phenylalanine. At the end of the infusion the SR of both amino acids in both fractions of several tissues was measured and used for calculations of the rate of tissue protein synthesis. The results are that mainly amino acids derived from the extracellular space were used for synthesis that the process of synthesis, concentration and secretion of secretory proteins requires in pigs 120 to 180 minutes, and that TCA soluble amino acids in pancreatic juice are not free amino acids per se, but originate from processing of presecretory proteins. In the duodenal digesta labelled proteins appeared 3 to 4 hours after the beginning of the infusion. Both, secretion of proteins by the pancreas and by the stomach seemed to be more stimulated after feeding the barley-soya diet than the casein-starch diet. Of all tissues, the SR of amino acids in proteins was highest in the pancreas. However, proteins secreted by the pancreas were 3 to 4 times higher labelled than those retained in the tissue. The range of the fractional rate of protein synthesis was calculated for the sections of the gastrointestinal tract, the liver and skeletal muscles and discussed with other findings. (author)

  11. The Efficacy of Postoperative Wound Infusion with Bupivacaine for Pain Control after Cesarean Delivery: Randomized Double Blind Clinical Trial

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: This study investigated the efficacy of bupivacaine wound infusion for pain control and opioid sparing effect after cesarean delivery.Materials and methods: We conducted a randomized double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial on 60 parturients undergoing cesarean section at a university hospital in Tehran. Patients were randomized to receive a pump infusion system that was filled with either 0.25% bupivacaine or equal volume of distilled water. A catheter was placed above the fascia and connected to electronic pump for 24 hours. Postoperative analog pain scores and morphine consumption were assessed at 6, 12 and 24 hours. Also time interval to first ambulation, length of hospitalization, complications and patient satisfaction were recorded. Data were analyzed using the SPSS software and P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Mann-Whitney u-test, student t-test and chi-square were used. Results: There were no differences in patient demographics and length of hospitalization and patient-generated resting pain scores between the two groups. Pain scores after coughing and leg raise during the first 6 postoperative hours were significantly less in the Bupivacaine group (P<0.001. The total dose of morphine consumption during the 24 hours study period was 2.5 ± 2.5 mg vs. 7.3 ± 2.7 mg for the bupivacaine and control groups, respectively (P<0.001. Compared with the control group, time to first ambulation was shorter in the bupivacaine group (11± 5h vs. 16 ± 4h (P< 0.01. Conclusion: Bupivacaine wound infusion was a simple and safe technique that provides effective analgesia and reduces morphine requirements after cesarean delivery.

  12. X-ray Fluorescence in Member States: Philippines. Secrets of Scalar Energy Infused Products as Revealed by XRF Spectrometry

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    The Nuclear Analytical Techniques Applications (NATA) Section (formerly the Analytical Measurements Research Section), as part of its function continues to provide analytical services. It has been offering qualitative or semi-quantitative analysis of solid samples using the autoquantify method in the Panalytical Epsilon 5 EDXRF spectrometer. A recent health fad introduced in the market so called scalar energy infused products. Among these are 'Quantum' pendants and so-called energy bracelet/ballers. Claims of their ability to enhance energy levels and balance, detoxify, and prevent cancer have been made. In a demonstration class on the application of nuclear analytical techniques, particularly on the facility of XRF for rapid, nondestructive testing, one participant volunteered to have her 'Quantum' pendant tested. The results of the analysis made her decide to part with her pendant. What did XRF reveal that prompted her to that decision? Analysis of some samples of similar pendants by XRF revealed the secrets of

  13. The use of syntocinon in the management of excessive fluid absorption during endometrial ablation.

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    Shelley-Jones, D C; Garry, R; Mooney, P; Kumar, C M; Kokri, M

    1994-05-01

    Five cases of intravenous oxytocin use during endometrial laser ablations complicated by excessive fluid absorption are reported. In each of the 5 cases it was possible to measure the rate of fluid absorption before and after the administration of this medication. There was a marked reduction in fluid absorption in 4 of the 5 cases, although the small number in the study did not allow statistical significance to be reached. The clinical benefit observed supports earlier work at this institution which suggests that oxytocic agents may be of value in cases of excessive fluid absorption through their action in contracting the myometrium and thereby compressing myometrial veins. PMID:7980316

  14. Anti-Peroxyl Radical Quality and Antibacterial Properties of Rooibos Infusions and Their Pure Glycosylated Polyphenolic Constituents

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    Klas I. Udekwu; Elizabeth Joubert; Eduardo Lissi; Baback Salehani; Akop Yepremyan; Minehan, Thomas G.; Camilo López-Alarcón; Nadja Karamehmedovic; Daisy Hjelmqvist; Simpson, Madeline J.; Alarcon, Emilio I.

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    The anti-peroxyl radical quality of two aqueous rooibos infusions and solutions of their most abundant glycosylated polyphenols was evaluated using pyrogallol red and fluorescein-based oxygen radical absorbance ratios. It was observed that the artificial infusions, prepared using only the most abundant polyphenols present in rooibos and at concentrations similar to those found in the natural infusions, showed greater antioxidant quality than the latter infusions, reaching values close to thos...

  15. Arrhythmias during and after zoledronic acid infusion patients with bone metastasis.

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    Yazici, Ozan; Aksoy, Sercan; Ucar, Ozgul; Ozdemir, Nuriye; Demir, Mevlut; Sendur, Mehmet Ali Nahit; Arik, Zafer; Yaman, Sebnem; Eren, Tulay; Uncu, Dogan; Zengin, Nurullah

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    Zoledronic acid (ZA) is one of the important bisphosphonates which is widely used in bone metastatic cancer and osteoporotic patients. In a few studies, it has been reported that treatment with bisphosphonates was associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. We aimed to evaluate the arrhythmias that developed during and immediately after infusion of the ZA. Fifty-two bone metastatic patients were included in the study group. All patients had 24-h Holter monitorization during the first dose ZA infusion day. All of the patients had 4-h basal cardiac rhythm records before ZA infusion and about 19 h after infusion. A short survey including demographic data and past medical history has been completed. None of patients had clinically important arrhythmias before ZA infusion. We divided arrhythmias into two groups as supraventricular and ventricular. We evaluated arrhythmias in pre-infusion, during infusion, and post-infusion periods. ZA was administered 4 mg intravenously (IV) in 15 min. Thirty-three of patients (63.5 %) were male and 19 (36.5 %) patients were female. Mean age of the patients was 53.9 ± 11.8 years. Most frequent cancers were breast (25 %) and lung cancer (15.3 %). Twelve (23 %) patients had history of mediastinal radiotherapy. In basal records, we detected that twenty-four (46 %) of patients had supraventricular premature complexes (SVPC) or ventricular premature complexes (VPC). Fifteen (28.8 %) of patients had SVPC and fourteen (26.9 %) had VPC during infusion period. After infusion period, 48 (92.3 %) of patients had SVPC and 41 (78.8 %) had VPC. Only 3 patients had no arrhythmia after infusion. Three patients had sinus arrhythmia and two had Mobitz type 2 atrioventricular blocks after infusion. One patient, who had no history of comorbidities and had SVPC in the basal records, developed atrial fibrillation that was refractory to medical cardioversion after 10 days of seventh dose of ZA infusion. In this study, we found that both SVPC and VPC increased in cancer patients treated with ZA. Furthermore, ZA may induce clinically important arrhythmias. PMID:23690271

  16. Cardiac rhythm abnormalities during intravenous immunoglobulin G(IVIG) infusion in two newborn infants: coincidence or association?

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    Tufekci, Sinan; Coban, Asuman; Bor, Meltem; Yasa, Beril; Nisli, Kemal; Ince, Zeynep

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    We report the occurrence of supraventricular tachycardia during intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) infusion. Supraventricular tachycardia was observed in two newborn patients during IVIG infusion. Both of the babies responded to adenosine treatment. Cardiorespiratory monitoring during IVIG infusion can be recommended because of the possibility of this potentially lifethreatening adverse effect.

  17. Venous plasma levels of endothelin-1 are not altered immediately after nitroglycerin infusion in healthy subjects

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    Thomsen, L L; Iversen, Helle Klingenberg; Emmeluth, C; Bie, P

    1995-01-01

    before and immediately (5-30 s) after 80 min infusion of NTG (glyceryl trinitrate) or saline in 12 healthy subjects. On two different days separated by at least 1 week, NTG in four different doses, 0.015, 0.25, 1.0, and 2.0 micrograms. kg-1. min-1, or placebo (isotonic saline) was infused successively...... for 20 min each dose. During the infusion blood pressure and heart rate were measured. NTG infusion significantly decreased systolic blood pressure from 112.4 to 103.4 mmHg and pulse pressure from 39.3 to 29.5 mmHg. Heart rate increased from 62.7 to 73.1 beats. min-1. No changes in endothelin-1 plasma...... levels were induced by NTG infusion (2.4 pg.ml-1 before NTG vs. 2.7 pg.ml-1 after NTG) and placebo infusion also did not affect plasma endothelin-1. It is concluded that venous plasma levels of endothelin-1 are not altered immediately after NTG infusion....

  18. Palliation of inoperable head and neck cancer: combined intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy and irradiation

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    Palliation of unresectable head and neck cancer remains a difficult problem. Because of excellent results reported by others with infusion of vinblastine, methotrexate, and 5-fluorouracil into the external carotid artery followed by irradiation before curative surgery, we applied this technic to 22 patients with advanced head and neck cancer. Fifteen patients from this group who had chemotherapy infusion followed by radiation therapy are compared with 21 patients who received radiation therapy alone. Both groups were similar in distribution of primary site, histology, and TNM stage. Of 15 patients, 14 (93%) had partial or complete tumor regression after both arterial chemotherapy infusion and irradiation, while 14 of 17 patients (82%) receiving primary irradiation had partial or complete response. Drug toxicity and complications related to infusion occurred in all patients. Most patients in both groups had short survivals (mean of 14.1 months in infusion chemotherapy and radiation vs 9.1 months in primary irradiation). One patient remains alive in the infusion group and two in the control group; however, all have recurrent disease. Results indicate a slight increase in survival time with the addition of infusion chemotherapy to irradiation in palliative treatment of head and neck cancer

  19. Glucagon infusion increases rate of purine synthesis de novo in rat liver

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    Itakura, Mitsuo; Maeda, Noriaki; Tsuchiya, Masami; Yamashita, Kamejiro (Univ. of Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan))

    1987-12-01

    Based on the parallel increases of glucagon, the second peak of hepatic cAMP, and the rate of purine synthesis de novo in the prereplicative period in regenerating rate liver after a 70% hepatectomy, it was hypothesized that glucagon is responsible for the increased rate of purine synthesis de novo. To test this hypothesis, the effect of glucagon or dibutyryl cAMP infusion on the rate of purine synthesis de novo in rat liver was studied. Glucagon infusion but not insulin or glucose infusion increased the rate of purine synthesis de novo, which was assayed by ({sup 14}C)glycine or ({sup 14}C)formate incorporation, by 2.7- to 4.3-fold. Glucagon infusion increased cAMP concentrations by 4.9-fold and 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate concentrations by 1.5-fold in liver but did not change the specific activity of amidophosphoribosyltransferase or purine ribonucleotide concentrations. Dibutyryl cAMP infusion also increased the rate of purine synthesis de novo by 2.2- to 4.0-fold. Because glucagon infusion increased the rate of purine synthesis de novo in the presence of unchanged purine ribonucleotide concentrations, it is concluded that glucagon after infusion or in animals after a 70% hepatectomy is playing an anabolic role to increase the rate of purine synthesis de novo by increasing cAMP and 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate concentrations.

  20. Transfer of difenoconazole and azoxystrobin residues from chrysanthemum flower tea to its infusion.

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    Xue, Jiaying; Li, Huichen; Liu, Fengmao; Xue, Jian; Chen, Xiaochu; Zhan, Jing

    2014-04-01

    Investigations of the transfer of pesticide residues from tea to its infusion can be important in the assessment of the possible health benefits of tea consumption. In this work the transfer of difenoconazole and azoxystrobin residues from chrysanthemum tea to its infusion was investigated at different water temperatures, infusion intervals and times. The transfer percentages were in the range of 18.7-51.6% for difenoconazole and of 38.1-71.2% for azoxystrobin, and increased considerably with longer infusion intervals. The results indicated that azoxystrobin with a lower octanol-water partition coefficient of 2.5, showed a higher transfer than that of difenoconazole with a relatively high octanol-water partition coefficient of 4.4. Water temperature had no significant effect on the transfer of the two residues, and no obvious loss of difenoconazole and azoxystrobin occurred during the infusion process. The concentrations in the infusions decreased gradually from 0.67 to 0.30 ?g kg(-1) for difenoconazole and from 2.3 to 0.46 ?g kg(-1) for azoxystrobin after five infusions. To assess the potential health risk, the values of estimate expose risk were calculated to be 0.016 for difenoconazole and 0.0022 for azoxystrobin, meaning the daily residue intake of the two analytes from chrysanthemum tea was safe. This research may help assure food safety and identify the potential exposure risks from pesticides in chrysanthemum that may be health concerns. PMID:24405376

  1. Choice of infusion-sampling mode for tracer studies of free fatty acid metabolism

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    To determine the preferred infusion-sampling mode for isotopic studies of free fatty acid (FFA) metabolism, tracer [(14C]palmitate) was infused into the left ventricle of five anesthetized dogs, and tracee ([3H]palmitate) was infused into three separate peripheral veins of each dog. The [14C]palmitate specific activity (SA) was lower in mixed venous than arterial blood, and [3H]palmitate SA was equal in both sites. The actual infusion rate of [3H]palmitate [2.15 +/- 0.31 X 10(5) disintegrations/min (dpm).kg-1.min-1] could be accurately predicted (2.14 +/- 0.32 X 10(5) dpm.kg-1.min-1) using the known [14C]palmitate infusion rate and the arterial plasma [14C]-to-[3H]palmitate ratio. In contrast, the mixed venous [14C]-to-[3H]palmitate ratio resulted in overestimates (P less than 0.05) of the actual [3H]palmitate infusion rate. In summary, venous tracer infusion with arterial blood sampling for FFA tracer studies provides the most accurate estimates of tracee rate of appearance

  2. Glucagon infusion increases rate of purine synthesis de novo in rat liver

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    Based on the parallel increases of glucagon, the second peak of hepatic cAMP, and the rate of purine synthesis de novo in the prereplicative period in regenerating rate liver after a 70% hepatectomy, it was hypothesized that glucagon is responsible for the increased rate of purine synthesis de novo. To test this hypothesis, the effect of glucagon or dibutyryl cAMP infusion on the rate of purine synthesis de novo in rat liver was studied. Glucagon infusion but not insulin or glucose infusion increased the rate of purine synthesis de novo, which was assayed by [14C]glycine or [14C]formate incorporation, by 2.7- to 4.3-fold. Glucagon infusion increased cAMP concentrations by 4.9-fold and 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate concentrations by 1.5-fold in liver but did not change the specific activity of amidophosphoribosyltransferase or purine ribonucleotide concentrations. Dibutyryl cAMP infusion also increased the rate of purine synthesis de novo by 2.2- to 4.0-fold. Because glucagon infusion increased the rate of purine synthesis de novo in the presence of unchanged purine ribonucleotide concentrations, it is concluded that glucagon after infusion or in animals after a 70% hepatectomy is playing an anabolic role to increase the rate of purine synthesis de novo by increasing cAMP and 5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate concentrations

  3. Value of infusion-DSA (Digital Subtraction Angiography) in diagnosis of primary hepatocellular carcinoma

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    In order to evaluate diagnostic effectiveness of the infusion-study, the authors prospectively evaluated hepatic digital subtraction angiography of bolus and infusion studies in 71 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. In contrast to Bolus-DSA, which involves a 2 second injection of 10cc of contrast medium, the Infusion-DSA uses a protracted (10sec) injection, a lower injection rate, and larger total dose of contrast medium (20cc). The information yield of arterial and capillary phases of Infusion-DSA was compared with that of Bolus-DSA and graded as 'improved(+)', 'equivalent( ± )', or 'poor(-)'. Also, the contribution of Infusion-DSA to the diagnosis was classified into one of five in a graded system. In 29 hepatocellular patients, the Infusion-DSA was helpful in detecting daughter nodules, fibrous capsule and arteriovenous shunt. Infusion-DSA is a useful complementary technique in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma and was also helpful in determining the selection of the therapeutic modality of hepatocellular carcinoma

  4. Local Intraarterial Thrombolysis: In Vitro Comparison Between Automatic and Manual Pulse-Spray Infusion

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    Purpose: Manual and automatic pulse-spray infusion techniques are compared in vitro to evaluate the efficacy of thrombolysis and the distribution of urokinase and saline solution within thrombus using a pulse-spray catheter. Methods: A pulse-spray catheter was introduced into a human thrombus within a stenotic flow model. Automatic and manual pulsed infusion of urokinase and automatic pulsed infusion of saline solution were compared. To quantify the efficacy of thrombolysis, pressure gradients were recorded proximal and distal to the thrombus and during the course of infusion. Distribution of infused urokinase was assessed radiographically. Results: The fastest and most homogeneous dissolution of the thrombus was achieved with automatic pulsed infusion of urokinase, shown by decreasing transthrombotic pressure gradients (p < 0.001, Wilcoxon, matched pairs). Manual pulsed infusion of urokinase or saline solution resulted in inhomogeneous thrombus dissolution and delayed thrombolysis. Conclusion: Application of automatic pulse-spray injectors seems beneficial for more effective and homogeneous intraarterial pulse-spray thrombolysis when compared with conventional manual pulsed technique

  5. Infusion and sampling site effects on two-pool model estimates of leucine metabolism

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    To assess the effect of site of isotope infusion on estimates of leucine metabolism infusions of alpha-[4,5-3H]ketoisocaproate (KIC) and [U-14C]leucine were made into the left or right ventricles of sheep and pigs. Blood was sampled from the opposite ventricle. In both species, left ventricular infusions resulted in significantly lower specific radioactivities (SA) of [14C]leucine and [3H]KIC. [14C]KIC SA was found to be insensitive to infusion and sampling sites. [14C]KIC was in addition found to be equal to the SA of [14C]leucine only during the left heart infusions. Therefore, [14C]KIC SA was used as the only estimate for [14C]SA in the equations for the two-pool model. This model eliminated the influence of site of infusion and blood sampling on the estimates for leucine entry and reduced the impact on the estimates for proteolysis and oxidation. This two-pool model could not compensate for the underestimation of transamination reactions occurring during the traditional venous isotope infusion and arterial blood sampling

  6. Home infusion program for Fabry disease: experience with agalsidase alfa in Argentina

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    Isaac Kisinovsky

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    Full Text Available Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by inherited deficiency of the enzyme ?-galactosidase A. Enzyme replacement treatment using agalsidase alfa significantly reduces pain, improves cardiac function and quality of life, and slows renal deterioration. Nevertheless, it is a life-long treatment which requires regular intravenous infusions and entails a great burden for patients. Our objective was to evaluate retrospectively the safety and tolerability of the home infusion of agalsidase alfa in patients with Fabry disease in Argentina. We evaluated all the patients with Fabry disease who received home infusion with agalsidase alfa 0.2 mg/kg between January 2005 and June 2011. The program included 87 patients; 51 males (mean age: 30 years and 36 females (mean age: 34 years. A total of 5229 infusions (mean: 59 per patient; range: 1-150 were administered. A total of 5 adverse reactions were seen in 5 patients (5.7% of patients and 0.9% of the total number of infusions. All were mild in severity and resolved by reducing the rate of infusion and by using antihistaminics. All these 5 patients were positive for IgG antibodies, but none of them presented IgE antibodies and none suffered an anaphylactic shock. In our group 18 patients were switched from agalsidase beta to agalsidase alfa without complications. Home infusion with agalsidase alfa is safe, well tolerated and is associated to high compliance.

  7. Vacuum infusion of plant or fungal pectinmethylesterase and calcium affects the texture and structure of eggplant.

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    Banjongsinsiri, Panida; Shields, John; Wicker, Louise

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    The effect of vacuum infusion on eggplant quality of a commercial fungal (Aspergillus niger) and citrus pectinmethylesterase (PME) with calcium chloride (4000 ppm) was investigated after processing and during storage. Firmness of infused eggplants using fungal or citrus PME was significantly increased compared to controls (fresh noninfused and water-infused control) after processing and during storage for 7 days at 4 degrees C. Activity of fungal PME-infused eggplant increased almost 32 times, whereas activity of eggplant infused with Marsh grapefruit PME increased 2-fold. Degree of esterification of pectin of eggplants infused with fungal or citrus PME decreased slightly. Cryo-SEM showed that samples treated with fungal PME/ CaCl2 displayed more integrity among cells as compared with water-infused control. The change of pectin in the cell wall was visualized using monoclonal antibodies JIM5 (low-esterified pectin) and JIM7 (high-esterified pectin). JIM5 showed more binding than JIM7 with the cell walls of eggplant tissues from fungal PME/ CaCl2 treatment. PMID:15612820

  8. Efficacy of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

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    Full Text Available AIM: To investigate the efficacy of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC using floxuridine (FUDR in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC confined to the liver. METHODS: Thirty-four patients who had advanced HCC with unresectability or unsuccessful previous therapy in the absence of extrahepatic metastasis were treated with intra-arterial FUDR chemotherapy at our hospital between March 2005 and May 2008. Among the 34 patients, 9 patients were classified as Child class C, and 18 patients had portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT. One course of chemotherapy consisted of continuous infusion of FUDR (0.3 mg/kg during day 1-14 and dexamethasone (10 mg on day 1, 4, 7 and 11, and this treatment was repeated every 28 d. RESULTS: Two patients (5.9% displayed a complete response, and 12 patients (35.3% had a partial response. The tumor control rate was 61.8%. The median overall survival times were 15.3 mo, 12.4 mo and 4.3 mo for the patients who were classified as Child class A, Child class B and Child class C, respectively (P = 0.0392. The progression-free survival was 12.9 mo, 7.7 mo and 2.6 mo for the patients who were classified as Child class A, Child class B and Child class C, respectively (P = 0.0443. The cumulative survival differed significantly according to the Child-Pugh classification and the presence of PVTT. In addition to hepatic reserve capacity and PVTT, the extent of HCC was an independent factor in determining a poor prognosis. The most common adverse reactions to HAIC were mucositis, diarrhea and peptic ulcer disease, but most of these complications were improved by medical treatment and/or a delay of HAIC. CONCLUSION: The present study demonstrates that intra-arterial FUDR chemotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for advanced HCC that is recalcitrant to other therapeutic modalities, even in patients with advanced cirrhosis.

  9. [Dystocia at the onset of labour. An evaluation of the different treatments available (author's transl)].

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    Treisser, A; Bréart, G; Blum, F; Jouhet, P; Pigné, A; Barrat, J

    1981-01-01

    The authors have carried out a random study on 75 cases in order to evaluate objectively the therapeutic methods usually employed in cases of dystocia in starting labour. These studies have shown the superiority of Syntocinon using an infusion together with epidural analgesia. This attitude goes against the methods of treatment usually used in France. The authors explain the reasons for their choice in the light of factors that they have observed using other therapeutic methods. PMID:7252094

  10. Abomasal infusion of butterfat increases milk fat in lactating dairy cows.

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    Kadegowda, A K G; Piperova, L S; Delmonte, P; Erdman, R A

    2008-06-01

    The objective of this study was to compare the effects of abomasal infusion of butterfat containing all fatty acids (FA) present in milk, including the short- and medium-chain FA, with infusion of only the long-chain FA (LCFA) present in milk, on the FA composition and milk fat yield in lactating dairy cows. Eight rumen-fistulated Holstein cows, in early lactation (49 +/- 20 days in milk) were used in a replicated 4 x 4 Latin square design. Treatments were abomasal infusion of the following: 1) no infusion (control), 2) 400 g/d of butterfat (butterfat), 3) 245 g/d of LCFA (blend of 59% cocoa butter, 36% olive oil, and 5% palm oil) providing 50% of the 16:0 and equivalent amounts of C18 FA as found in 400 g of butterfat, and 4) 100 g/d of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA, negative control), providing 10 g of trans-10, cis-12 CLA. Fat supplements were infused in equal portions 3 times daily at 0800, 1400, and 1800 h during the last 2 wk of each 3-wk experimental period. Daily dry matter intake and milk production were unaffected by the infusion treatments. Butterfat infusion increased milk fat percentage by 14% to 4.26% and milk fat yield by 21% to 1,421 g/d compared with controls (3.74% and 1,178 g/d). Milk fat percentage and fat yield were decreased by 43% by CLA. Milk protein percentage was higher (3.70%) in CLA-infused cows than in control (3.30%), butterfat (3.28%), or LCFA (3.27%) treatments. Although LCFA had no effect on fat synthesis, abomasal infusion of butterfat increased milk fat percentage and yield, suggesting that the availability of short- and medium-chain FA may be a limiting factor for milk fat synthesis. PMID:18487659

  11. Infusion tomography and ultrasonography of the gallbladder in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis

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    Sixty-three patients with the clinical suspicion of acute cholecystitis were examined with infusion tomography of the gallbladder. Ultrasonography was performed in 51 of these cases. The technique and diagnostic principles of both methods are discussed. The diagnostic value of the two methods when used in combination is stressed. Thus in a case of gangrenous cholecystitis when opacification of the gallbladder wall may not appear at infusion tomography, ultrasonography may demonstrate signs of gallbladder disease. Infusion tomography, on the other hand, may be of great value if ultrasonography is not informative. (orig.) 891 AJ/orig. 892 BRE

  12. Changes in circulating blood volume after infusion of hydroxyethyl starch 6% in critically ill patients

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    Christensen, P; Andersson, J; Rasmussen, S E; Andersen, P K; Henneberg, S W

    2001-01-01

    The cardiovascular response to a volume challenge with hydroxyethyl starch (HES) (200/0.5) 6% depends on the relation between the volume of HES 6% infused and the expansion of the blood volume in critically ill patients. However, only relatively limited data exist on the plasma expanding effect of...... infusion of HES 6% in critically ill patients. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the variation in the expansion of the circulating blood volume (CBV) in critically ill patients after infusion of 500 ml of colloid (HES (200/0.5) 6%) using the carbon monoxide method....

  13. Investigation of initial contamination for disposal medical infusion items and determination of sterilization dose

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    Statistical analyses on initial contamination of 624 disposal medical infusion items are made. The normal distribution of the initial contamination, the relation of initial contamination of inner and outer walls of disposal medical infusion items and the changes of initial contamination before irradiation are shown. The sterilized dose for disposal infusion is determined as 17.2 kGy using bioburden information. The SAL (sterility assurance level) dose is 106. The SIP (device sample item proportion) is 1 and the average initial contamination is 7 CFU/item

  14. Infusion of hypertonic saline before elective hysterectomy: effects on cytokines and stress hormones

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    Kølsen-Petersen, Jens Aage; Bendtzen, Klaus; Tønnesen, Else Kirstine

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Infusion of hypertonic saline provides early haemodynamic benefits and may affect the immune system. It is unknown if infusion of hypertonic saline affects plasma cytokines and stress hormones after surgery. METHODS: Sixty-two women undergoing abdominal hysterectomy were randomized in a...... with the other groups (P<0.05). No other differences were found between the groups. CONCLUSIONS: Infusion of a clinically relevant dose of hypertonic saline before hysterectomy appears to have limited effect on the postoperative concentration of selected plasma cytokines and the hormonal stress...

  15. The disposition of bupivacaine following a 72 h interpleural infusion in cholecystectomy patients.

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    1991-01-01

    The disposition of bupivacaine and degree of analgesia following a 72 h interpleural infusion was investigated in 12 adult patients undergoing elective cholecystectomy. The infusion regimen of an initial interpleural bolus dose of 20 ml of 0.5% bupivacaine HCl with adrenaline (1:200,000) followed by continuous infusion at a rate of 8 ml h-1 of 0.25% plain bupivacaine HCl was designed to achieve continuous post-operative pain relief for 72 h. In practice an additional bolus dose (identical to ...

  16. Sub-Acute Toxicity Studies of Paracetamol Infusion in Albino Wistar Rats

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    Anurag Payasi

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to evaluate the sub-acute toxicity of paracetamol infusion in albino wistar rats (male and female at different dose levels, ranging from 16 to 66 mg/kg body weight. No mortality was seen in any of the treatment groups during the course of study. Various physiological, hematological as well as biochemical parameters were studied and found not to be changed significantly, indicating that paracetamol infusion is non toxic even at higher dose level in wistar rats. Overall safety and tolerability profile of paracetamol infusion is proved good and does not appear to carry risk of serious adverse effects.

  17. Treatment of lung cancer with bronchial artery infusion of cisplatin and intravenous sodium thiosulfate rescue

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    Forty-nine patients with primary lung cancer were treated with bronchial artery infusion of cisplatin and intravenous injection of an antidote, sodium thiosulfate. More than 50% reduction of tumor size (PR) was observed in 8 of 9 small cell carcinomas (SCLC) and in 16 of 40 non-small cell carcinomas (NSCLC). In NSCLC patients PR was obtained in 71% (12/17) after repeated infusions (? 200 mg cisplatin) and in 17% (4/23) after a single infusion (? 150 mg cisplatin). There was a significant linear relationship between cisplatin dose and tumor reduction in this group. No severe adverse effects were encountered. (orig.)

  18. Changes in regional plasma extravasation in rats following endotoxin infusion

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    Regional differences in plasma extravasation during endotoxin shock in rats and a possible relationship with changes in regional blood flow were studied with radioactive isotopes (125I-HSA, 51Cr-labeled red blood cells, microspheres) in anesthetized rats (pentobarbital). Shock was induced by intravenous infusion of endotoxin (Eschericia coli; 10 mg X kg-1) for 60 min (starting at t = 0); at t = 120 min, the experiments were terminated. These rats (n = 8) were compared with time-matched control rats (n = 8). A third group (rats killed 7.5 min after injection of 125I-HSA, i.e., no extravasation; n = 8) served as baseline. The amount of plasma extravasated in 2 hr of endotoxin shock was significantly increased over control values in skin (by 67%), colon (88%), skeletal muscle (105%), stomach (230%), pancreas (300%), and diaphragm (1300%). Losses of 125I-HSA into intestinal lumen and peritoneal cavity had also increased over control values by 146 and 380%, respectively. Blood flow was compromised in most organs except heart and diaphragm. Extravasation when normalized for total plasma supply was correlated with total blood supply; the more the blood supply decreased, the higher the normalized extravasation. In the diaphragm, however, blood supply and plasma leakage increased together. Decreased blood supply and plasma extravasation may be related but they could also be simultaneously occurring independent phenomena with a common origin

  19. Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy for Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Japan

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    Transcatheter methods such as transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) have an important role in the treatment for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, sorafenib, an inhibitor of tyrosine kinases, has been found to obtain survival benefits in patients with HCC, leading to major advances in the treatment of advanced HCC. However, it is associated with a low tumor response rate, minimal survival advantage, and high rates of adverse events. On the other hand, high rates of objective treatment response with HAIC for advanced HCC have been reported, although convincing evidence of it contributing to overall survival in HAIC has been lacking. In Japan, HAIC still tends to be the preferred method for the treatment of advanced HCC, even in patients with poor liver function. However, the choice of chemotherapeutic agents in TACE/HAIC for HCC varies between institutions. In this review, based on studies reported to date in the literature, we refer to current knowledge regarding the chemotherapeutic agents used for TACE/HAIC for HCC in Japan and consider the future perspectives for HAIC for this cancer

  20. Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy for Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Japan

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Transcatheter methods such as transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE and hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC have an important role in the treatment for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC. Recently, sorafenib, an inhibitor of tyrosine kinases, has been found to obtain survival benefits in patients with HCC, leading to major advances in the treatment of advanced HCC. However, it is associated with a low tumor response rate, minimal survival advantage, and high rates of adverse events. On the other hand, high rates of objective treatment response with HAIC for advanced HCC have been reported, although convincing evidence of it contributing to overall survival in HAIC has been lacking. In Japan, HAIC still tends to be the preferred method for the treatment of advanced HCC, even in patients with poor liver function. However, the choice of chemotherapeutic agents in TACE/HAIC for HCC varies between institutions. In this review, based on studies reported to date in the literature, we refer to current knowledge regarding the chemotherapeutic agents used for TACE/HAIC for HCC in Japan and consider the future perspectives for HAIC for this cancer.

  1. A Review of the Security of Insulin Pump Infusion Systems

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    Klonoff, David C. [Mills-Peninsula Health Services; Paul, Nathanael R [ORNL; Kohno, Tadayoshi [University of Washington, Seattle

    2011-01-01

    Insulin therapy has enabled diabetic patients to maintain blood glucose control to lead healthier lives. Today, rather than manually injecting insulin using syringes, a patient can use a device, such as an insulin pump, to programmatically deliver insulin. This allows for more granular insulin delivery while attaining blood glucose control. The insulin pump system features have increasingly benefited patients, but the complexity of the resulting system has grown in parallel. As a result security breaches that can negatively affect patient health are now possible. Rather than focus on the security of a single device, we concentrate on protecting the security of the entire system. In this paper we describe the security issues as they pertain to an insulin pump system that includes an embedded system of components including the insulin pump, continuous glucose management system, blood glucose monitor, and other associated devices (e.g., a mobile phone or personal computer). We detail not only the growing wireless communication threat in each system component, but we also describe additional threats to the system (e.g., availability and integrity). Our goal is to help create a trustworthy infusion pump system that will ultimately strengthen pump safety, and we describe mitigating solutions to address identified security issues both for now and in the future.

  2. Duodopa infusion treatment: a point of view from the gastroenterologist.

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    Negreanu, Lucian; Popescu, Bogdan Ovidiu; Babiuc, Ruxandra Doina; Ene, Amalia; Bajenaru, Ovidiu Alexandru; Smarandache, Gabriel C

    2011-09-01

    In patients with advanced Parkinson's disease, the continuous delivery to the small intestine via a jejunal tube of levodopa/carbidopa, formulated as a gel suspension (Duodopa) represents a new treatment method. The continuous release results in less variability in levodopa concentrations and fewer motor fluctuations and dyskinesias than with oral administration. The method which requires a very good collaboration between the neurologist and the gastroenterologist is used with increasing frequency in selected centres especially in severe patients. First, a classic PEG gastrostomy kit is placed under propofol sedation. This allows the passage of a pig tail catheter which is deployed in the jejunum and it is attached to a portable pump via a special tubing system. We present our experience of seven cases (5 males, mean age 60 years) with a follow up of one year. One patient died due to respiratory failure and aspiration pneumonia probably related to the endoscopic procedure. At one year, all patients agreed that the neurological benefit offsets the procedure related problems and the technical issues related to the enteral infusion system. PMID:21961105

  3. Radiation resistance of microorganisms on unsterilized infusion sets

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    Christensen, E. Ahrensburg; Kristensen, H.

    1991-01-01

    Three different methods were used for detecting and isolating microorganisms with high radiation resistance from the microbial contamination on infusion sets prior to sterilization. By all three methods, microorganisms with a radiation resistance high enough to be a critical factor in a sterilization process (D-6 value greater-than-or-equal-to 30 kGy) were found with a frequency of approximately two colony forming units (cfu) per 100 product items, even though the product items in two of the series of analyses were irradiated with doses of 3-6 kGy. The frequency of occurrence of isolates with D-6 values greater-than-or-equal-to 30 kGy was 0.45 per 1000 cfu of the total aerobic count. Eight different isolates of microorganisms had D-6 values greater-than-or-equal-to 40 kGy when irradiated in dried laboratory preparation. All but one of these were classified according to morphologic criteria as Deinococcus, and all but one had nonlinear dose-response relationships in semilogarithmic presentation.

  4. Síndrome da infusão do propofol Síndrome de la infusión del propofol Propofol infusion syndrome

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    Fabiano Timbó Barbosa

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A síndrome da infusão do propofol tem sido descrita como uma síndrome rara e quase sempre fatal que ocorre após infusão prolongada desse fármaco. Ela pode resultar em acidose metabólica grave, rabdomiólise, colapso cardiovascular e morte. O objetivo deste artigo foi mostrar aspectos relacionados com a síndrome da infusão do propofol por meio da revisão de literatura. CONTEÚDO: Estão definidas as características da síndrome da infusão do propofol quanto à fisiopatologia, características clínicas, tratamento e recomendações de dose para pacientes gravemente enfermos. CONCLUSÕES: O propofol deve ser usado com cautela quando se planeja seu uso sob regime de infusão contínua por períodos prolongados. O surgimento de sinais sugestivos da síndrome da infusão do propofol indica a suspensão imediata do fármaco e início de medidas de suporte.JUSIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El síndrome de la infusión del propofol ha sido descrito como un síndrome raro y frecuentemente fatal que ocurre después de la infusión prolongada de ese fármaco. Puede resultar en acidez metabólica grave, rabdomiólisis, colapso cardiovascular y deceso. El objetivo de este artículo fue mostrar aspectos relacionados al síndrome de la infusión del propofol a través de la revisión de la literatura. CONTENIDO: Están definidas las características del síndrome de la infusión del propofol en cuanto a la fisiopatología, características clínicas, tratamiento y recomendaciones de dosis para pacientes gravemente enfermos. CONCLUSIONES: El propofol debe ser usado con cautela cuando se planea su uso bajo el régimen de infusión continua por períodos prolongados. El aparecimiento de señales sugestivas del síndrome de la infusión del propofol indica la suspensión inmediata del fármaco y el inicio de medidas de soporte.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Propofol infusion syndrome has been described as a rare, and frequently fatal, syndrome that occurs after prolonged infusion of this drug. It might result in severe metabolic acidosis, rhabdomyolysis, cardiovascular failure, and death. The objective of this report was to review the literature to present aspects related to the propofol infusion syndrome. CONTENTS: The physiopathology, clinical characteristics, and treatment, of the propofol infusion syndrome as well as dose recommendations for severely ill patients are presented here. CONCLUSIONS: Propofol should be used with caution when it is administered as continuous infusion for prolonged periods of time. The development of signs suggestive of the propofol infusion syndrome indicates the drug should be discontinued immediately and support measures instituted.

  5. Incidence and management of infusion reactions to infliximab in 186 italian patient’s with rheumatoid arthritis: the Padua experience

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: We report the incidence and treatment of infusion reactions to infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal IgG1 antibody against tumor necrosis factor a, in a large cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients and methods: One hundred eighty six patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with infliximab for a total of 216.6 patient years were retrospectively evaluated. Patients received 2160 infliximab infusions at the Division of Rheumatology at the University Hospital of Padua from May, 2000 to April, 2004. Specific treatment protocols for initial and subsequent acute infusion reactions were followed and the outcomes documented. Results: The overall incidence of infusion reactions to infliximab was 0.8% (19 out of 2160 of infusions, affecting 10.2% of patients (19 out of 186. Mild, moderate, or severe acute reactions occurred in 0.1% (3 of 2160, 0.6% (13 of 2160, and 0.04% (1 of 2160 of infliximab infusions, respectively. Delayed infusion reactions occurred in 0.09% (2 of 2160 of infusions. Use of specific treatment protocols resulted in rapid resolution of all acute reactions to infliximab. With a prophylaxis protocol, all patients who experienced an initial mild acute reaction were able to receive additional infusions. Conclusions: Using appropriate treatment protocols, infliximab infusion reactions were effectively treated and prevented in patients with mild acute reactions upon retreatment. In the case of moderate to severe infusion reactions, the risks and the benefits of the continuation of infliximab therapy need to be carefully considered.

  6. Variation of the intercellular space in the esophageal epithelium in response to hydrochloridric acid infusion in patients with erosive esophagitis

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    Ricardo Tedeschi, Matos; Rodrigo Schuler, Honório; Elia Garcia, Caldini; Claudio Lyoiti, Hashimoto; Marcelo Alves, Ferreira; Tomás, Navarro-Rodriguez.

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to compare esophageal infusion with 0.1 N hydrochloridric acid (HCl) to esophageal infusion with saline in patients presenting with typical gastroesophageal reflux symptoms and erosive esophagitis. METHODS: Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed on 44 prospectiv [...] e subjects, 29 of whom were included in the study. Eighteen patients presented with normal esophagi (Control Group "C"), nine of whom were infused with HCl and nine with saline. Eleven patients presented with erosive esophagitis (Lesion Group "L"), five of whom were infused with HCl and six with saline. Biopsies of the esophageal mucosa were collected before and after infusions. RESULTS: No statistically significant difference was found between the two types of infusions in terms of the dilation of the intercellular space of the esophageal epithelium, regardless of the status of the patient. CONCLUSIONS: Response to HCl infusion cannot be used as a marker for gastroesophageal reflux disease.

  7. Anti-peroxyl radical quality and antibacterial properties of rooibos infusions and their pure glycosylated polyphenolic constituents.

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    Simpson, Madeline J; Hjelmqvist, Daisy; López-Alarcón, Camilo; Karamehmedovic, Nadja; Minehan, Thomas G; Yepremyan, Akop; Salehani, Baback; Lissi, Eduardo; Joubert, Elizabeth; Udekwu, Klas I; Alarcon, Emilio I

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    The anti-peroxyl radical quality of two aqueous rooibos infusions and solutions of their most abundant glycosylated polyphenols was evaluated using pyrogallol red and fluorescein-based oxygen radical absorbance ratios. It was observed that the artificial infusions, prepared using only the most abundant polyphenols present in rooibos and at concentrations similar to those found in the natural infusions, showed greater antioxidant quality than the latter infusions, reaching values close to those reported for tea infusions. Additionally, the antimicrobial activity of the natural and artificial infusions was assessed against three species of bacteria: Gram (+) Staphylococus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus and Gram (-) Escherichia coli. When compared to the natural infusions the artificial beverages did not demonstrate any bacterostatic/cidal activity, suggesting that the antibacterial activity of rooibos is related to compounds other than the glycosylated polyphenols employed in our study. PMID:24036515

  8. Anti-Peroxyl Radical Quality and Antibacterial Properties of Rooibos Infusions and Their Pure Glycosylated Polyphenolic Constituents

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The anti-peroxyl radical quality of two aqueous rooibos infusions and solutions of their most abundant glycosylated polyphenols was evaluated using pyrogallol red and fluorescein-based oxygen radical absorbance ratios. It was observed that the artificial infusions, prepared using only the most abundant polyphenols present in rooibos and at concentrations similar to those found in the natural infusions, showed greater antioxidant quality than the latter infusions, reaching values close to those reported for tea infusions. Additionally, the antimicrobial activity of the natural and artificial infusions was assessed against three species of bacteria: Gram (+ Staphylococus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus and Gram (? Escherichia coli. When compared to the natural infusions the artificial beverages did not demonstrate any bacterostatic/cidal activity, suggesting that the antibacterial activity of rooibos is related to compounds other than the glycosylated polyphenols employed in our study.

  9. Attribute Based Selection of Thermoplastic Resin for Vacuum Infusion Process: A Decision Making Methodology

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    Raghavalu Thirumalai, Durai Prabhakaran; Lystrup, Aage; Løgstrup Andersen, Tom

    The composite industry looks toward a new material system (resins) based on thermoplastic polymers for the vacuum infusion process, similar to the infusion process using thermosetting polymers. A large number of thermoplastics are available in the market with a variety of properties suitable for...... different engineering applications, and few of those are available in a not yet polymerised form suitable for resin infusion. The proper selection of a new resin system among these thermoplastic polymers is a concern for manufactures in the current scenario and a special mathematical tool would be...... beneficial. In this paper, the authors introduce a new decision making tool for resin selection based on significant attributes. This article provides a broad overview of suitable thermoplastic material systems for vacuum infusion process available in today’s market. An illustrative example—resin selection...

  10. Natriuretic peptide infusion reduces myocardial injury during acute ischemia/reperfusion

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    Kousholt, Birgitte S.; Larsen, Jens Kjærgaard Rolighed; Bisgaard, Line Stattau; Burnett Jr, John C; Hasenkam, John Michael; Gøtze, Jens Peter

    2012-01-01

    Aim: The aim of this study was to determine whether a natriuretic peptide infusion during reperfusion can reduce cardiomyocyte ischemia–reperfusion damage. Materials and methods: The effect of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) activity was assessed in vitro and in vivo: the cellular effect was...... apoptotic changes in the BNP-stimulated cells. Pigs tolerated the BNP and CD-NP (a CNP analogue) infusionwell, with a decrease in systemic blood pressure (~15 mmHg) and increased diuresis compared with the controls. Left ventricular pressure decreased in the pigs that received BNP infusion compared with...... controls (P=0.02). A similar trend was observed in the pigs that received CD-NP infusion, although this was not significant (P=0.3). BNP and CD-NP infusion in pigs reduced total cardiac troponin T release by 46 and 40%, respectively (P=0.0015 and 0.0019), and were associated with improved RNA integrity in...

  11. A technique of infusion of contrast material on CT enhancement study

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    We have studied the method of enhancement on a fast CT scanner of the third generation by changing the infusion time of contrast material, 3 min., 5 min. and 7 min., and by measuring the attenuation values of certain ROIs at 1 min., 3 min. and 5 min. after infusion. 60% meglumine iothalamate and 65% meglumine diatrizoate were compared in their enhancing effect and side effects. There was no difference in the enhancing effect between the two contrast materials, but 60% meglumine iothalamate had less side effect than the other. The longer the infusion time, the less the side effects, especially nausea and vomiting. We have come to the conclusion that 7 min. infusion of 100 ml of 60% meglumine iothalamate is the method of choice for contrast enhancement CT scan. (author)

  12. MR venography of the deep veins of the lower extremity by drip infusion

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    Purpose: To enhance flow signals in the deep veins of the lower extremity by means of a drip infusion. Methods: Saline solution and diluted contrast media were consecutively administered in 8 healthy volunteers by drip infusion (3 ml/min) via the cubital vein. Imaging of the deep veins in both legs was performed using a gradient echo sequence with flow compensation. Changes of the intravascular signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) were correlated with the duration of the drip infusion. Results: Improved SNR were detected in each level examined in both tight and calf. SNR increases up to 157% were opposed to decreases of less than 16%. The average rise of SNR was up to 55% in the calf veins. Conclusions: Saline drip infusion is a simple and valuable method for enhancement of venous flow signals and should be administered routinely in time-of-flight venographies. (orig.)

  13. E-Commerce Infusion into Business Education--Encompassing the Realities of an Emerging Business Model.

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    Morrison, James L.; Oladunjoye, Ganiyu Titi

    2002-01-01

    A survey of 287 business faculty found that few were infusing electronic commerce topics into existing curricula despite its growing use in business. Responses were similar regardless of faculty gender, region, and program size or level. (SK)

  14. A GOOD IDEA (INFUSING DATA INTO ENVIRONMEN TAL APPLICATIONS)-INVITED PRESENTATION

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    IDEA (Infusing satellite Data into Environmental Applications)is a partnership between researchers in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EP A), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...

  15. Acute atropine intoxication with psychiatric symptoms by herbal infusion of Pulmonaria officinalis (Lungwort)

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    Enrique, Baca-García; Hilario, Blasco-Fontecilla; Carlos, Blanco; Carmen, Díaz-Sastre; María Mercedes, Pérez-Rodríguez; Jerónimo, Sáiz-Ruiz.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Background and objectives: Lungwort infusion is a preparation extracted from Pulmonaria officinalis which is occasionally used as a folk remedy for the common cold. The current report aims to describe acute atropine intoxications with delirium caused by Lungwort infusion in several members of the sa [...] me family. Methods: Description of three case reports. Search of literature through Medline. Results: Three generations of a same family presented acute and moderately severe atropine intoxications after drinking an infusion prepared with Pulmonaria officinalis. Conclusions: Despite the lack of scientific evidence for its clinical use, medicinal plants continue being widely used. In spite of severe adverse effects reported, the general thought is that herbal remedies are harmless. To our knowledge, this is the first report of acute atropine intoxications with psychiatric symptoms secondary to Pulmonaria officinalis in several members of a family. We suspect that the lungwort infusion may have been contaminated with some other substance with atropinic properties.

  16. Post-reconstitution Stability of Telavancin with Commonly Used Diluents and Intravenous Infusion Solutions

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    Conclusions: These results are supportive of a total hold time for reconstituted telavancin in vials plus the time in IV infusion solutions in polyvinyl chloride bags to not exceed 12 hours under ambient conditions and 7 days under refrigeration.

  17. Acute atropine intoxication with psychiatric symptoms by herbal infusion of Pulmonaria officinalis (Lungwort

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    Enrique Baca-García

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Background and objectives: Lungwort infusion is a preparation extracted from Pulmonaria officinalis which is occasionally used as a folk remedy for the common cold. The current report aims to describe acute atropine intoxications with delirium caused by Lungwort infusion in several members of the same family. Methods: Description of three case reports. Search of literature through Medline. Results: Three generations of a same family presented acute and moderately severe atropine intoxications after drinking an infusion prepared with Pulmonaria officinalis. Conclusions: Despite the lack of scientific evidence for its clinical use, medicinal plants continue being widely used. In spite of severe adverse effects reported, the general thought is that herbal remedies are harmless. To our knowledge, this is the first report of acute atropine intoxications with psychiatric symptoms secondary to Pulmonaria officinalis in several members of a family. We suspect that the lungwort infusion may have been contaminated with some other substance with atropinic properties.

  18. A randomized, controlled trial comparing local infiltration analgesia with epidural infusion for total knee arthroplasty

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    Andersen, Karen Vestergaard; Bak, Marie; Christensen, Birgitte Viebæk; Harazuk, Jørgen; Pedersen, Niels A; Søballe, Kjeld

    2010-01-01

    There have been few studies describing wound infiltration with additional intraarticular administration of multimodal analgesia for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In this study, we assessed the efficacy of wound infiltration combined with intraarticular regional analgesia with epidural infusion on...

  19. Intra-arterial Infusion of Leptin does not Affect Blood Pressure in Salt-loaded Rabbits

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    Mohammad Nidal Khabaz

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research is to see the effect of intra-arterial infusion of leptin on blood pressure of salt loaded rabbits in vivo. Increased blood pressure was produced in rabbits by giving diets containing 8% sodium chloride for 5 weeks. Leptin in different concentrations was infused intra-arterially into rabbits fed on high salt diets and the response was compared in rabbits fed with low salt diets. High salt diets produced significant increase in blood pressure. In rabbits fed with low salt diet, leptin infused intra-arterially caused an increase in blood pressure while infusion of leptin into rabbits fed with high salt diets does not affect the blood pressure. In conclusion, salt loading to rabbits abolishes the effect of leptin on cardiovascular system. This may indicate that leptin effect on sympathetic activity is altered by high salt diets in these animals.

  20. Home Healthcare Medical Devices: Infusion Therapy - Getting the Most Out of Your Pump

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    ... it for accuracy discuss the proper use of needles and safe disposal in a sharps container (thick plastic, leak-proof, capped container). place all other used infusion items in leak-proof containers and safely discard. ...

  1. Decoction, infusion and hydroalcoholic extract of Origanum vulgare L.: different performances regarding bioactivity and phenolic compounds.

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    Martins, Natália; Barros, Lillian; Santos-Buelga, Celestino; Henriques, Mariana; Silva, Sónia; Ferreira, Isabel C F R

    2014-09-01

    Bioactivity of oregano methanolic extracts and essential oils is well known. Nonetheless, reports using aqueous extracts are scarce, mainly decoction or infusion preparations used for therapeutic applications. Herein, the antioxidant and antibacterial activities, and phenolic compounds of the infusion, decoction and hydroalcoholic extract of oregano were evaluated and compared. The antioxidant activity is related with phenolic compounds, mostly flavonoids, since decoction presented the highest concentration of flavonoids and total phenolic compounds, followed by infusion and hydroalcoholic extract. The samples were effective against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. It is important to address that the hydroalcoholic extract showed the highest efficacy against Escherichia coli. This study demonstrates that the decoction could be used for antioxidant purposes, while the hydroalcoholic extract could be incorporated in formulations for antimicrobial features. Moreover, the use of infusion/decoction can avoid the toxic effects showed by oregano essential oil, widely reported for its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. PMID:24731316

  2. Application of /sup 195m/Au for phlebography by a continuous-infusion technique

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    The administration of /sup 195m/Au as continuous infusion into a peripheral vein might theoretically be considered a valuable approach to visualize the flow pattern through this vessel. The optimal infusion rate was determined (7 ml/min), and the amount of 195Hg breakthrough during a 10-min infusion investigated. The radiation dose to the kidneys did not exceed 2 rads. This technique was applied in several patients who received the infusion into a peripheral vein (foot or hand). Flow patterns in normals and patients with deep venous thrombosis were studied. The first preliminary results suggest that disturbances in the flow pattern can be seen in the presence of venous thrombosis. Further implications and improvements of the technique will be discussed

  3. The effect of barium infusion rate on the diagnostic value of small bowel enteroclysis

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    Although enteroclysis may have many advantages over the conventional methods of small bowel examination, the contrast material is not always infused at a rate appropriate to gain maximum diagnostic information. In this study, 190 patients were examined by small bowell enteroclysis at five contrast infusion rates ranging from 50 to 150 ml/min using a newly designed infusion pump system. The results show that at rates above 75 ml/min, motility disturbances are masked by small bowel dilatation and paralysis, transit times are extended and morphological detail is obscured. At rates below 75 ml/min, incomplete filling of the loops renders optimal diagnostic evaluation impossible. An infusion rate of 75 ml/min was found to be optimal for initiating small bowel studies. This rate can be adjusted for individual cases when pathology or drugs affect the motility of the small bowel. 13 refs.; 5 figs.; 1 table

  4. An experimental study on renal artery embolization using absolute ethanol, with special emphasis on infusion rate

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    Transcatheter embolization using absolute ethanol is a widely used technic in interventional radiology. But its mechanism of action and embolization effect on various infusion speed are poorly understood. Authors performed an experimental study in rabbits to document the effect of absolute ethanol on various infusion rate. The results are as follows: 1. In high speed infusion group (>0.1 ml/sec. n=13), 11 case showed peripheral obstruction and 2 cases showed central obstruction. 2. In low speed infusion group (<0.1 ml/sec. n=12), 4 cases showed peripheral obstruction and 8 cases showed central obstruction (p< 0.02). 3. On follow-up angiography performed 4 weeks later (n=8), no demonstrable significant differences are found between two groups.

  5. The course of diabetic retinopathy during treatment with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion

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    Hooymans, Johanna Martina Maria

    1986-01-01

    The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the effect of normalization of blood sugar regulation by continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) on the course of diabetic retinopathy in insulin-dependent (type I) diabetic patients. Zie: Summary

  6. Phenolic Profiles, Phytchemicals and Mineral Content of Decoction and Infusion of Opuntia ficus-indica Flowers.

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    Ammar, Imene; Ennouri, Monia; Bouaziz, Mohamed; Ben Amira, Amal; Attia, Hamadi

    2015-12-01

    Opuntia flowers are a natural source of biologically active compounds and they have been used as medicinal plant for a long time. Despite the various uses reported for the decoction and infusion of these flowers, their characterization has been discarded. In this study, the decoction and infusion prepared from Opuntia ficus-indica were analyzed with respect to their content in minerals and phytochemicals in order to evaluate its nutritional characteristics. The obtained data proved that these preparations are a rich source of minerals mainly K and Ca. Moreover, the phytochemical analysis revealed that they have important polyphenols, flavonoids and tannins contents with the infusion that presented the highest polyphenol levels. LC-MS analyses of decoction and infusion allowed the characterization of 20 phenolic compounds. It is mainly identified by the presence of flavonols glycosides. PMID:26243666

  7. Altered hepatic vasopressin and alpha 1-adrenergic receptors after chronic endotoxin infusion

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    Sepsis and septic shock are complicated by a number of hemodynamic and metabolic aberrations. These include catecholamine refractoriness and altered glucose metabolism. Recently, a nonshock rat model of continuous endotoxin infusion via an implanted osmotic pump was developed that reproduces some of the metabolic and cardiovascular findings of human sepsis. By using this model, we have found a decreased number of hepatic plasma membrane alpha 1-adrenergic and [Arg8]vasopressin receptors in rats continuously infused with endotoxin. There was a significant decrease in [3H]prazosin (35 +/- 7%) and [3H] [Arg8]vasopressin (43 +/- 8%) receptors after 30 h of continuous endotoxin infusion with no change in affinity. The ability of norepinephrine to form the high-affinity complex with alpha 1-adrenergic receptors was not altered after chronic endotoxin infusion. The results are consistent with the concept that alterations in receptor number might underlie certain of the metabolic consequences of chronic sepsis

  8. Hemodynamic effects of rapid and slow infusions of manganese chloride and gadolinium-DTPA in dogs

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    The acute hemodynamic effects of two paramagnetic contrast materials, manganese chloride and gadolinium-DTPA, were examined in dogs using ultrasonic dimension gauge crystals. Slow infusions (more than 15 minutes) of MnCl2 or Gd-DTPA via an infusion pump had no significant hemodynamic effects. When given in just over 1 minute, Gd-DTPA produced elevated left ventricular (LV) end diastolic pressure and minor dilation of the ventricle and slowed diastolic filling. MnCl2, given rapidly, reduced systemic vascular resistance, resulting in hypotension. With both agents, these side effects waned after 5-10 minutes. It is concluded that both Gd-DTPA and MnCl2 can be given safely in 0.1-mm/kg doses when administered as a slow, continuous infusion. Slow, intravenous infusion of Gd-DTPA or MnCl2 is likely to be tolerated well by even severely ill individuals

  9. Utilities associated with subcutaneous injections and intravenous infusions for treatment of patients with bone metastases

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    Full Text Available Louis S Matza,1 Ze Cong,2 Karen Chung,2 Alison Stopeck,3 Katia Tonkin,4 Janet Brown,5 Ada Braun,2 Kate Van Brunt,6 Kelly McDaniel1 1Outcomes Research, United BioSource Corporation, Bethesda, MD, USA; 2Amgen, Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; 3Department of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA; 4Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 5Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK; 6formerly with Outcomes Research, United BioSource Corporation, Bethesda, MD, USA Introduction: Although cost-utility models are often used to estimate the value of treatments for metastatic cancer, limited information is available on the utility of common treatment modalities. Bisphosphonate treatment for bone metastases is frequently administered via intravenous infusion, while a newer treatment is administered as a subcutaneous injection. This study estimated the impact of these treatment modalities on health state preference. Methods: Participants from the UK general population completed time trade-off interviews to assess the utility of health state vignettes. Respondents first rated a health state representing cancer with bone metastases. Subsequent health states added descriptions of treatment modalities (ie, injection or infusion to this basic health state. The two treatment modalities were presented with and without chemotherapy, and infusion characteristics were varied by duration (30 minutes or 2 hours and renal monitoring. Results: A total of 121 participants completed the interviews (52.1% female, 76.9% white. Cancer with bone metastases had a mean utility of 0.40 on a standard utility scale (1 = full health; 0 = dead. The injection, 30-minute infusion, and 2-hour infusion had mean disutilities of ?0.004, ?0.02, and ?0.04, respectively. The mean disutility of the 30-minute infusion was greater with renal monitoring than without. Chemotherapy was associated with substantial disutility (?0.17. When added to health states with chemotherapy, the mean disutilities of injection, 30-minute infusion, and 2-hour infusion were ?0.02, ?0.03, and ?0.04, respectively. The disutility associated with injection was significantly lower than the disutility of the 30-minute and 2-hour infusions (P < 0.05, regardless of chemotherapy status. Conclusion: Respondents perceived an inconvenience with each type of treatment modality, but injections were preferred over infusions. The resulting utilities may be used in cost-utility models examining the value of treatments for the prevention of skeletal-related events in patients with bone metastases. Keywords: skeletal-related event, infusion, injection

  10. Local NSAID infusion inhibits satellite cell proliferation in human skeletal muscle after eccentric exercise

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    Mikkelsen, U. R.; H Langberg; Helmark, I. C.; Skovgaard, D.; Andersen, L. L.; Kjær, M.; MACKEY, A.L.

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    Despite the widespread consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the influence of these drugs on muscle satellite cells is not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of a local NSAID infusion on satellite cells after unaccustomed eccentric exercise in vivo in human skeletal muscle. Eight young healthy males performed 200 maximal eccentric contractions with each leg. An NSAID was infused via a microdialysis catheter into the vastus late...

  11. Local NSAID infusion inhibits satellite cell proliferation in human skeletal muscle after eccentric exercise

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    Mikkelsen, U R; Langberg, H; Helmark, I C; Skovgaard, D; Andersen, L L; Kjaer, M; Mackey, Abigail

    2009-01-01

    Despite the widespread consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the influence of these drugs on muscle satellite cells is not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of a local NSAID infusion on satellite cells after unaccustomed eccentric exercise in vivo in human skeletal muscle. Eight young healthy males performed 200 maximal eccentric contractions with each leg. An NSAID was infused via a microdialysis catheter into the vastus lateral...

  12. Hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy in hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis

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    Do Seon Song; Si Hyun Bae; Myeong Jun Song; Sung Won Lee; Hee Yeon Kim; Young Joon Lee; Jung Suk Oh; Ho Jong Chun; Hae Giu Lee; Jong Young Choi; Seung Kew Yoon

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    AIM: To evaluate the prognostic factors and efficacy of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy in hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis. METHODS: Fifty hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) were treated using hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) via a subcutaneously implanted port. The epirubicin-cisplatin-5-fluorouracil (ECF) chemotherapeutic regimen consisted of 35 mg/m2 epirubicin on day 1, 60 mg/m2 cisplatin for 2 h ...

  13. Effects of various arterial infusion solutions on red blood cells in the newborn

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    Jackson, J.; Derleth, D.

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    AIM—To examine in vitro the effects of brief contact with various infusion solutions on red blood cells from newborn infants, as occurs in the "waste" syringe during routine blood sampling from umbilical artery catheters. The mixture of blood and solution in the "waste" syringe is usually reinfused into the baby. Reinfused red blood cells may be damaged by the infusion solution. It is hypothesised that an isotonic amino acid solution would cause no red blood cell agglutin...

  14. Management of adrenocortical insufficiency with continuous subcutaneous hydrocortisone infusion: long-term experience in three patients

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    A.Khanna; Khurana, R; Kyriacou, A.; Davies, R; Ray, DW

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    To assess continuous subcutaneous hydrocortisone infusion (CSHI) in patients with adrenocortical insufficiency (AI) and difficulties with oral replacement. Three patients with AI and frequent hospital admissions attributed to adrenal crises were treated with CSHI, which was delivered via a continuous subcutaneous infusion. All three patients preferred CSHI and remained on it long term, which permitted prolonged follow-up analysis. All three patients reported symptomatic improvement, and in tw...

  15. Comparison of effects of amphotericin B deoxycholate infused over 4 or 24 hours: randomised controlled trial

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    Eriksson, Urs; Seifert, Burkhardt; Schaffner, Andreas

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    OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that amphotericin B deoxycholate is less toxic when given by continuous infusion than by conventional rapid infusion. DESIGN Randomised, controlled, non-blinded, single centre study. SETTING University hospital providing tertiary clinical care. PATIENTS 80 mostly neutropenic patients with refractory fever and suspected or proved invasive fungal infections. INTERVENTION Patients were randomised to receive 0.97 mg/kg amphotericin B by continuous infusio...

  16. Intravenous albumin infusion is an effective therapy for hyponatraemia in cirrhotic patients with ascites.

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    McCormick, P. A.; Mistry, P.; KAYE, G; Burroughs, A K; McIntyre, N.

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    The treatment of moderate to severe hyponatraemia in patients with decompensated liver disease is unsatisfactory. We report our preliminary experience using intravenous infusion of albumin to treat this condition. Three patients with cirrhosis, ascites, and hyponatraemia responded satisfactorily to treatment; one patient with fulminant hepatitis B did not respond. Intravenous albumin infusion is a safe and effective therapy for patients with cirrhosis complicated by hyponatraemia. Its main ro...

  17. Cardiovascular collapse during amiodarone infusion in a hemodynamically compromised child with refractory supraventricular tachycardia

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We describe a 7-week-old female infant who presented with refractory supraventricular tachycardia (SVT. During amiodarone infusion, she developed hypotension and cardiac arrest requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO support. After successful control of SVT using procainamide infusion, she was weaned from ECMO and discharged home on oral flecainide. We conclude that infants with acidosis, ventricular dysfunction, and prolonged refractory SVT may poorly tolerate intravenous amiodarone.

  18. Cardiovascular collapse during amiodarone infusion in a hemodynamically compromised child with refractory supraventricular tachycardia

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    Sunil Saharan; Seshadri Balaji

    2015-01-01

    We describe a 7-week-old female infant who presented with refractory supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). During amiodarone infusion, she developed hypotension and cardiac arrest requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. After successful control of SVT using procainamide infusion, she was weaned from ECMO and discharged home on oral flecainide. We conclude that infants with acidosis, ventricular dysfunction, and prolonged refractory SVT may poorly tolerate intravenous amiod...

  19. The infusion of fauna of water cleaning installations working with mechanical method

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    According to our investigations 77 kinds of infusions are determined in the watercleaning installations, working with mechanical method. In the given article the description of watercleaning installations, spreading of infusions on taxons in water purifying basins, their changes according to the seasons, the number of dynamics on biotops, the comparison of siliofauna of cleaning installations on their role in the cleaning of water are analyzed

  20. Acute atropine intoxication with psychiatric symptoms by herbal infusion of Pulmonaria officinalis (Lungwort)

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    Enrique Baca-García; Hilario Blasco-Fontecilla; Carlos Blanco2; Carmen Díaz-Sastre; María Mercedes Pérez-Rodríguez; Jerónimo Sáiz-Ruiz

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    Background and objectives: Lungwort infusion is a preparation extracted from Pulmonaria officinalis which is occasionally used as a folk remedy for the common cold. The current report aims to describe acute atropine intoxications with delirium caused by Lungwort infusion in several members of the same family. Methods: Description of three case reports. Search of literature through Medline. Results: Three generations of a same family presented acute and moderately severe atropine intoxications...

  1. Comparison of propofol infusion and isoflurane for maintenance of anesthesia for dentistry in mentally retarded patients.

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    Antila, H.; Valli, J.; Valtonen, M; Kanto, J

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    A continuous infusion of propofol following an induction dose of 2 mg/kg was compared with thiopental/isoflurane for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia in 20 mentally retarded outpatients undergoing routine dental procedures. The infusion rate of propofol and the concentration of isoflurane were adjusted to maintain the heart rate and blood pressure within +/- 25% of the baseline values. Postoperative wakefulness was assessed using a 100-mm visual analogue scale at the time of extuba...

  2. Continuous Infusion Propofol General Anesthesia for Dental Treatment in Patients With Progressive Muscular Dystrophy

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    Kawaai, Hiroyoshi; Tanaka, Kazuho; Yamazaki, Shinya

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    Progressive muscular dystrophy may produce abnormal reactions to several drugs. There is no consensus of opinion regarding the continuous infusion of propofol in patients with progressive muscular dystrophy. We successfully treated 2 patients with progressive muscular dystrophy who were anesthetized with a continuous infusion of propofol. In case 1, a 19-year-old, 59-kg man with Becker muscular dystrophy and mental retardation was scheduled for dental treatment under general anesthesia. Gener...

  3. Use of a variable tracer infusion method to determine glucose turnover in humans

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    The single-compartment pool fraction model, when used with the hyperinsulinemic glucose clamp technique to measure rates of glucose turnover, sometimes underestimates true rates of glucose appearance (Ra) resulting in negative values for hepatic glucose output (HGO). We focused our attention on isotope discrimination and model error as possible explanations for this underestimation. We found no difference in [3-3H] glucose specific activity in samples obtained simultaneously from the femoral artery and vein (2,400 +/- 455 vs. 2,454 +/- 522 dpm/mg) in 6 men during a hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp study where insulin was infused at 40 mU.m-2.min-1 for 3 h; therefore, isotope discrimination did not occur. We compared the ability of a constant (0.6 microCi/min) vs. variable tracer infusion method (tracer added to the glucose infusate) to measure non-steady-state Ra during hyperinsulinemic clamp studies. Plasma specific activity fell during the constant tracer infusion studies but did not change from base line during the variable tracer infusion studies. By maintaining a constant plasma specific activity the variable tracer infusion method eliminates uncertainty about changes in glucose pool size. This overcame modeling error and more accurately measures non-steady-state Ra (P less than 0.001 by analysis of variance vs. constant infusion method). In conclusion, underestimation of Ra determined isotopically during hyperinsulinemic clamp studies is largely due to modeling error that can be overcome by use of the variable tracer infusion method. This method allows more accurate determination of Ra and HGO under non-steady-state conditions

  4. Computed tomographic assessment of noninvasive intranasal infusions in dogs with fungal rhinitis

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    The distribution of infusate administered to 12 dogs with fungal rhinitis, using a noninvasive, intranasal technique, was evaluated by computed tomography (CT). In every dog, contrast medium was identified on the postinfusion CT images, within the frontal sinuses, and throughout all areas of the nasal cavity. Adverse effects were transient and mild. The results of this study indicate that intranasal infusion may be a viable alternative to trephination of the frontal sinuses to administer antifungal medications in dogs with fungal rhinitis

  5. Effect of increasing intraperitoneal infusion rates on bupropion hydrochloride-induced seizures in mice

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    Fleming Rosanna

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background It is not known if there is a relationship between input rate and incidence of bupropion-induced seizures. This is important, since different controlled release formulations of bupropion release the active drug at different rates. Methods We investigated the effect of varying the intraperitoneal infusion rates of bupropion HCl 120 mg/kg, a known convulsive dose50 (CD50, on the incidence and severity of bupropion-induced convulsions in the Swiss albino mice. A total of 69 mice, approximately 7 weeks of age, and weighing 21.0 to 29.1 g were randomly assigned to bupropion HCl 120 mg/kg treatment by intraperitoneal (IP administration in 7 groups (9 to 10 animals per group. Bupropion HCl was infused through a surgically implanted IP dosing catheter with infusions in each group of 0 min, 15 min, 30 min, 60 min, 90 min, 120 min, and 240 min. The number, time of onset, duration and the intensity of the convulsions or absence of convulsions were recorded. Results The results showed that IP administration of bupropion HCl 120 mg/kg by bolus injection induced convulsions in 6 out of 10 mice (60% of convulsing mice in group 1. Logistic regression analysis revealed that infusion time was significant (p = 0.0004; odds ratio = 0.974 and increasing the IP infusion time of bupropion HCl 120 mg/kg was associated with a 91% reduced odds of convulsions at infusion times of 15 to 90 min compared to bolus injection. Further increase in infusion time resulted in further reduction in the odds of convulsions to 99.8% reduction at 240 min. Conclusion In conclusion, the demonstration of an inverse relationship between infusion time of a fixed and convulsive dose of bupropion and the risk of convulsions in a prospective study is novel.

  6. Subcutaneous narcotic infusions for cancer pain: treatment outcome and guidelines for use.

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    Moulin, D.E.; Johnson, N.G.; Murray-Parsons, N; Geoghegan, M F; Goodwin, V A; Chester, M A

    1992-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To provide guidelines for the institution and maintenance of a continuous subcutaneous narcotic infusion program for cancer patients with chronic pain through an analysis of the narcotic requirements and treatment outcomes of patients who underwent such therapy and a comparison of the costs of two commonly used infusion systems. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary care facilities and patients' homes. PATIENTS: Of 481 patients seen in consultation for cancer pain between ...

  7. Myocardial protein turnover in patients with coronary artery disease. Effect of branched chain amino acid infusion.

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    Young, L H.; McNulty, P. H.; C Morgan; Deckelbaum, L I; Zaret, B L; Barrett, E.J.

    1991-01-01

    The regulation of protein metabolism in the human heart has not previously been studied. In 10 postabsorptive patients with coronary artery disease, heart protein synthesis and degradation were estimated simultaneously from the extraction of intravenously infused L-[ring-2,6-3H]phenylalanine (PHE) and the dilution of its specific activity across the heart at isotopic steady state. We subsequently examined the effect of branched chain amino acid (BCAA) infusion on heart protein turnover and on...

  8. Infusions and decoctions of Castanea sativa flowers as effective antitumor and antimicrobial matrices

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    Carocho, Márcio; Calhelha, Ricardo C.; Queiroz, Maria João R. P.; Bento, Albino; Morales, Patricia; Sokovi?, Marina; Ferreira, Isabel C. F. R.

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    Chestnut trees are one of the most important crops in the North-eastern part of Portugal, representing millions of euros of yearly income. There are many ancestral claims of the health benefits of the consumption of chestnut flowers in infusions that remain unproven. In this manuscript, the antitumor and antimicrobial potential of chestnut flowers from two cultivars, Judia and Longal, extracted through infusions and decoctions are reported. In terms of antitumor activity, the most sensitive c...

  9. Cardiovascular collapse during amiodarone infusion in a hemodynamically compromised child with refractory supraventricular tachycardia.

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    Saharan, Sunil; Balaji, Seshadri

    2015-01-01

    We describe a 7-week-old female infant who presented with refractory supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). During amiodarone infusion, she developed hypotension and cardiac arrest requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. After successful control of SVT using procainamide infusion, she was weaned from ECMO and discharged home on oral flecainide. We conclude that infants with acidosis, ventricular dysfunction, and prolonged refractory SVT may poorly tolerate intravenous amiodarone. PMID:25684888

  10. Modelling and active control of the Vacuum Infusion Process for composites manufacture

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    Modi, Dhiren

    2008-01-01

    Vacuum infusion technology, even though first reported more than 50 years ago, was not popular for mainstream fibre reinforced polymer composites manufacturing until recently. Its present-day popularity is due to the increasing emphasis on the manufacturing cost as well as environmental and health concerns. As a result, novel processes such as Vacuum Infusion (VI) and Seemans' Composite Resin Injection Moulding Process (SCRIMPTM), employing the same basic technology, have been developed. As l...

  11. Selecting deep brain stimulation or infusion therapies in advanced Parkinson's disease: an evidence-based review

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    Volkmann, Jens; Albanese, Alberto; Antonini, Angelo; Chaudhuri, K Ray; Clarke, Carl E; de Bie, Rob M A; Deuschl, Günther; Eggert, Karla; Houeto, Jean-Luc; Kulisevsky, Jaime; Nyholm, Dag; Odin, Per; Ostergaard, Karen; Poewe, Werner; Pollak, Pierre; Rabey, Jose Martin; Rascol, Olivier; Ruzicka, Evzen; Samuel, Michael; Speelman, Hans; Sydow, Olof; Valldeoriola, Francesc; van der Linden, Chris; Oertel, Wolfgang

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    Motor complications in Parkinson's disease (PD) result from the short half-life and irregular plasma fluctuations of oral levodopa. When strategies of providing more continuous dopaminergic stimulation by adjusting oral medication fail, patients may be candidates for one of three device-aided therapies: deep brain stimulation (DBS), continuous subcutaneous apomorphine infusion, or continuous duodenal/jejunal levodopa/carbidopa pump infusion (DLI). These therapies differ in their invasiveness, si...

  12. Intratumoral infusion of fluid: estimation of hydraulic conductivity and implications for the delivery of therapeutic agents.

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    Boucher, Y.; Brekken, C.; Netti, P. A.; Baxter, L. T.; Jain, R.K.

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    We have developed a new technique to measure in vivo tumour tissue fluid transport parameters (hydraulic conductivity and compliance) that influence the systemic and intratumoral delivery of therapeutic agents. An infusion needle approximating a point source was constructed to produce a radially symmetrical fluid source in the centre of human tumours in immunodeficient mice. At constant flow, the pressure gradient generated in the tumour by the infusion of fluid (Evans blue-albumin in saline)...

  13. Constant infusion transpulmonary thermodilution for the assessment of cardiac output in exercising humans

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    Calbet, J A L; Mortensen, Stefan; Munch, G D W; Curtelin, D; Boushel, R

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    To determine the accuracy and precision of constant infusion transpulmonary thermodilution cardiac output (CITT-Q) assessment during exercise in humans, using indocyanine green (ICG) dilution and bolus transpulmonary thermodilution (BTD) as reference methods, cardiac output (Q) was determined at rest and during incremental one- and two-legged pedaling on a cycle ergometer, and combined arm cranking with leg pedaling to exhaustion in 15 healthy men. Continuous infusions of iced saline in the femo...

  14. A comparison of continuous infusion of vecuronium and atracurium in midline and paramedian laparotomies.

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    Chaudhari L

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available This was a study to compare continuous intravenous infusion of atracurium with continuous intravenous infusion of vecuronium for intraoperative muscle relaxation in 62 ASA I / II patients. Scheduled for laparotomies and pelvic surgeries under general anaesthesia. They were randomly allocated in two groups to receive either vecuronium infusion of 50 microg/kg/hour following a bolus dose of 0.1 microg/kg, or atracurium infusion of 400 microg/kg/hour following a bolus dose of 0.5 microg/kg. The mean infusion dose of atracurium was 478 +/- 44.11 microg/kg/hour and that of vecuronium was 63.2 +/- 74 microg/kg/hour for adequate muscle relaxation. The depth of neuromuscular blockade was monitored by using peripheral nerve stimulator so that only one twitch of train of four was present, resistance to ventilation, surgical relaxation and haemodynamic changes. Vecuronium infusions produced more haemodynamic stability than atracurium infusions. Vecuronium produced lesser change in systolic blood pressure (mean change of 3. 46 +/- 3.33% from baseline values as compared to atracurium (mean change of 5.81 +/- 3.73% from baseline values ( p < 0.01 which was statistically significant. The difference in mean pulse rate change from baseline value in the atracurium group (4.78 +/- 2.745% was less than that in the vecuronium group (5.99 +/- 2.67%, which was not statistically significant. Spontaneous recovery was faster with vecuronium (540.94 +/- 76.46 seconds as compared to atracurium (596. 33 +/- 72.48 seconds. 84.4% of patients who received vecuronium fell within good to very good category of muscle relaxation as compared to 63.3% in atracurium group. There were no cost benefits when either agents were used in infusion form.

  15. Diabetic ketoacidosis associated with outpatient treatment using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.

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    Boulton, A.J.; Knight, G; Drury, J.; Ward, J. D.

    1983-01-01

    The occurrence of ketoacidosis in out-patient diabetics treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) has received little attention. We report two such cases of ketosis, each precipitated by infection and occurring in patients previously well controlled on CSII. This report illustrates that the risk of ketoacidosis is ever present in insulin-treated patients, whether the insulin is infused by pump or injected intermittently.

  16. A continuous [15O]H2O production and infusion system for PET imaging

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    Sajjad, Munawwar; Liow, Jeih-San

    1999-06-01

    A system for continuous production and infusion of [15O]H2O has been designed for PET cerebral blood flow studies. The injection system consists of a four-port-two-position valve, two Horizon Nxt infusion pumps, and a sterile 50 ml vial. The variation of the production of [15O]H2O was <1%. The variation of activity delivered measured by scanner counts during the steady state period was <2%.

  17. Effect of intravenous iron-dextran (Imferon) infusion on antigen induced monarticular arthritis in rabbits.

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    Kind, C N; Blackham, A.; Morris, C. J.

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    The effect of intravenously infused iron-dextran (Imferon) on the progression of antigen induced monarticular arthritis in rabbits was studied. A rapid deposition of iron and apoferritin in the synovia of arthritis joints occurred after infusion of iron-dextran during either the acute or chronic phases of the disease. This coincided with the appearance of catalytic (bleomycin reactive) iron in the synovial fluid. There was no evidence, however, for an exacerbation of the antigen induced arthr...

  18. Stereotactic fibrinolysis of spontaneous intracerebral hematoma using infusion of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator

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    Nasser José Augusto; Falavigna Asdrubal; Bezerra Márcio; Martinez Victor; Freitas Gabriel; Alaminos Armando; Bonatelli Antônio; Ferraz Fernando

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    PURPOSE: The authors present a prospective study on 10 patients with stereotactic infusion of tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) intraparenchimal hemorrhage. METHODS: Between 1999 and 2000, 10 patients with deep seated hematomas in the basal ganglia were selected for stereotactic infusion of rtPA and spontaneous clot drainage. RESULTS: All cases had about 80% reduction of the hematoma volume in the CT scan at the third day. The intracranial pressure was normalized by the third day too. There...

  19. Analysis of response to enteral infusion of levodopa in patients with Parkinson's disease

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    Westin, Jerker; Nyholm, Dag; Groth, Torgny; Dougherty, Mark; Pålhagen, Sven

    2004-01-01

    Objective: We present a new evaluation of levodopa plasma concentrations and clinical effects during duodenal infusion of a levodopa/carbidopa gel (Duodopa ) in 12 patients with advanced Parkinson s disease (PD), from a study reported previously (Nyholm et al, Clin Neuropharmacol 2003; 26(3): 156-163). One objective was to investigate in what state of PD we can see the greatest benefits with infusion compared with corresponding oral treatment (Sinemet CR). Another objective was to identify f...

  20. Tumor and liver drug uptake following hepatic artery and portal vein infusion

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    Anatomic dye injection studies of the blood supply of colorectal hepatic metastases suggest that tumors are supplied predominantly by the hepatic artery. Using 13N amino acids with dynamic gamma camera imaging in patients with colorectal hepatic metastases, it has been shown that hepatic artery infusion results in a significantly greater nutrient delivery to tumor compared with portal vein infusion. However, direct measurements of drug levels in tumor following hepatic artery and portal vein infusion in humans have not previously been reported. Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer confined to the liver received fluorodeoxyuridine (FUdR) through the hepatic artery or through the portal vein. All patients had previously failed systemic chemotherapy. Five patients with hepatic artery catheters were matched (by age, serum lactic dehydrogenase levels, percent hepatic replacement, and tumor size) with five patients with portal vein catheters. At operation, 3H-FUdR (1 microCi/kg) and /sup 99m/Tc-macroaggregated albumin (MAA) (6 mCi) were injected into the hepatic artery or portal vein. Liver and tumor biopsies were obtained two and five minutes later. 3H and /sup 99m/Tc were measured per gram tissue by scintillation and gamma counting. The mean liver levels following hepatic artery infusion (23.9 +/- 11.4 nmol/g) and portal vein infusion (18.4 +/- 14.5 nmol/g) did not differ. However, the mean tumor FUdR level following hepatic artery infusion was 12.4 +/- 12.2 nmol/g, compared with a mean tumor FUdR level following portal vein infusion of 0.8 +/- 0.7 nmol/g (P less than .01). This low level of tumor drug uptake after portal vein infusion of FUdR predicts minimal tumor response to treatment via this route. Thus, regional chemotherapy for established colorectal hepatic metastases should be administered through the hepatic artery

  1. Phase I trial with pharmacokinetics of CB10-277 given by 24 hours continuous infusion.

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    Foster, B. J.; Newell, D. R.; Gumbrell, L. A.; Jenns, K. E.; Calvert, A H

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    The dose limiting toxicities of the short infusion trial of the dacarbazine analog, CB10-277, were nausea and vomiting which appeared to be related to the peak plasma level of the parent drug. In addition, based on mouse studies, these dose limiting toxicities occurred at a less than optimal level of the monomethyl metabolite, the presumed species required for antitumour activity. An alternative schedule that would avoid the parent drug peak plasma levels of short infusion, while possibly all...

  2. Improving the vacuum-infusion process to manufacture high quality structural composite for the aeronautic market

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    Oliveira, Luís; Nunes, J. P.; Ferreira, F.

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    In last years, the vacuum-infusion processing method is being replacing successfully autoclave technologies to manufacture advanced composite structures, namely, the carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) ones, for aeronautical and aerospace applications. The high investment associated with autoclave “prepreg” manufacturing has prompted interest in the use of alternative vacuum-infusion technologies that proven to be much more cost-effective processing methods. The present work presents, desc...

  3. An Oxytocin Antagonist Infused Into the Central Nucleus of the Amygdala Increases Maternal Aggressive Behavior

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    LUBIN, DEBORAH A.; Elliott, Jay C.; Black, Mitchell C.; JOHNS, JOSEPHINE M.

    2003-01-01

    Decreased oxytocin levels in the amygdalas of rat dams following chronic gestational cocaine exposure have been correlated with heightened maternal aggressive behavior. In this experiment, drug-naive dams were implanted with bilateral cannulas into the central nucleus of the amygdala (CNA) or control area and infused with 1,000 or 500 ng of an oxytocin antagonist (OTA) or buffer, 4 hr before testing. Behavior was compared among dams infused with OTA into target areas just outside the CNA and ...

  4. A continuous [15O]H2O production and infusion system for PET imaging

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    A system for continuous production and infusion of [15O]H2O has been designed for PET cerebral blood flow studies. The injection system consists of a four-port-two-position valve, two Horizon Nxt infusion pumps, and a sterile 50 ml vial. The variation of the production of [15O]H2O was <1%. The variation of activity delivered measured by scanner counts during the steady state period was <2%

  5. Striatal Infusion of Glial Conditioned Medium Diminishes Huntingtin Pathology in R6/1 Mice

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    Perucho, Juan; Casarejos, Maria José; Gómez, Ana; Ruíz, Carolina; Fernández-Estevez, Maria Ángeles; Muñoz, Maria Paz; de Yébenes, Justo García; Mena, Maria Ángeles

    2013-01-01

    Huntington's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by an expansion of CAG repeats in the huntingtin gene which produces widespread neuronal and glial pathology. We here investigated the possible therapeutic role of glia or glial products in Huntington's disease using striatal glial conditioned medium (GCM) from fetus mice (E16) continuously infused for 15 and 30 days with osmotic minipumps into the left striatum of R6/1 mice. Animals infused with GCM had significantly less huntingtin...

  6. PACAP-38 infusion causes sustained vasodilation of the middle meningeal artery in the rat

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    Bhatt, Deepak K; Gupta, Saurabh; Olesen, Jes; Jansen-Olesen, Inger

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: In healthy human volunteers and in migraineurs, pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP-38) infusion caused sustained vasodilation of the middle meningeal artery (MMA) and an immediate as well as a delayed headache. All the study subjects experienced facial flushing. Mast cells (MCs) might have a role in the long-lasting effect of PACAP-38 infusion. We hypothesized that in mast cell-depleted (MCD) rats the vascular responses to PACAP-38 would be lesser than in co...

  7. Flow manipulation and control methodologies for vacuum infusion processes

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    Alms, Justin B.

    Vacuum Infusion Processes (VIPs) are very attractive composite manufacturing processes since large structures such as fuselages and wind blades can be fabricated in a cost effective manner. In VIPs, the fabric layers are placed on a one sided mold which is closed by enveloping the entire mold with a thin plastic film and evacuating the air out. The vacuum compresses the fabric and when a resin inlet is opened, resin flows into the mold. The resin is allowed to cure before demolding the structure. However, VIPs causes non-repeatable and problematic resin filling patterns due to the heterogeneous nature of the material, nesting between various layers, and the hand labor utilized for laying up the fabric. The design of the manufacturing process routinely involves a trial and error model which make manufacturing costs and development time difficult to estimate. The clear solution to improving the reliability and robustness of VIPs is to implement a system capable of on-line flow control. While on-line flow control has been studied and developed for other composite manufacturing processes, the VIPs have been largely ignored as there are few process parameters that lend themselves to effective flow control. In this work, two new processes were discovered with the goal of on-line control of VIPs in mind. These two processes referred to as Flow Flooding Chamber (FFC) and Vacuum Induced Preform Relaxation (VIPR) will be discussed. They both employ an external vacuum chamber to influence the permeability of the fabric temporarily which allows one to redirect the resin flow to resin starved regions of the mold. The VIPR process in addition uses a low and regulated vacuum pressure in the external chamber to increase the permeability of the fabric in a controllable manner. The objective is to understand how the VIPR process affects the resin flow in order to implement it into a complete flow control and automated environment which will reduce or eliminate the variability experienced. First, the effect on permeability is characterized, so the process can be simulated and the flow front patterns can be predicted. It was found that using the VIPR process in combination with tool side injection gates is a very effective method to control resin flow. Based on this understanding several control algorithms were developed to use the process in an automated manufacturing environment which were tested and validated in a virtual environment. To implement and demonstrate the approach, an experimental workstation was built and various infusion examples were performed in the automated environment to validate the capability of the VIPR process with the control methodologies. The VIPR process with control consistently performed better than the process without control. This contribution should prove useful in making VIPs more reliable in the production of large scale composite structures.

  8. Saline infusion sonohysterography versus hysteroscopy for uterine cavity evaluation

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    Khan Faryal

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: The most frequent procedures performed on women with abnormal uterine bleeding are 2D and 3D ultrasound. The most common accepted approach for the management of abnormal uterine bleeding is 2D TV scan followed by therapeutic hysteroscopy. The purpose of this prospective study was to assess whether 3D saline infusion sonohysterography (3D SIS could replace diagnostic hysteroscopy (DH for the diagnosis of endometrial pathology, in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding. Design and Setting: A prospective study in the ultrasound department of the Women?s Specialized Hospital, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from January 2008 to February 2010. Patients and Methods: 0One hundred and one patients with abnormal uterine bleeding, suspected to have endometrial abnormality by 2D and 3D transvaginal scan, were prospectively studied. Of these, 55 patients had undergone both 3D SIS and DH, followed by verification of results with histopathology. Results: Upon comparison of 3D SIS and DH individually with histopathology, specificity and sensitivity for 3D SIS were 67% and 100%, respectively, and for hysteroscopy 67% and 98%, respectively. In addition, the positive predictive value and negative predictive value were 98% and 100%, respectively, for 3D SIS, while for DH they were 98% and 67%, respectively. Conclusion: 3D SIS is a safe alternative to hysteroscopy. However, larger randomized controlled trials should be conducted to ascertain the validity and reliability of this advantageous, less-invasive procedure, for women with abnormal uterine bleeding, who require evaluation of the endometrial cavity.

  9. Radiation therapy and arterial infusion chemotherapy for advanced gallbladder cancer

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    The standard therapy is not yet established for the unresectable advanced gallbladder cancer (AGC). Here described is the outcome of authors' therapeutic protocol for AGC during the time Jan., 1989-Dec., 2008. Subjects are 73 patients (M 32/F 41, average age 65 y) with AGC of Stage IV. One shot arterial infusion (AI) of EEP regimen (etoposide (VP16)/4'epiadriamycin (EPIR)/cisplatin (CDDP)) is conducted via hepatic artery proper or common at the first angiography and one week later, external radiation therapy (RT), with about 30-50 Gy/6 fractions (actually, 12-61.6 Gy). AI is weekly done with FP regimen (CDDP/5-fluorouracil (FU)) through the reservoir indwelled in the gastroduodenal artery for 6 months where a metal stent for the stegnosis of bile duct is used if necessary after RT, and in recent days, additionally with biweekly CDDP/gemcitabin (GEM) regimen depending on patient's state after FP. As a result, RT is conducted to 62 cases (RT alone 8 cases), AI, 64 (alone, 10), and RT+AI, 54. Response is found to be 49% (CR 7 cases and PR, 28). Survivals 1- and 3-year are 39 and 6%, respectively, and average survival time, 408 days. Survival rate in (RT+AI) is significantly superior to that in AI alone and in RT alone. Prognosis in patients with jaundice, hepatic or duodenal invasion is significantly inferior to those without the symptom, and in non-responded cases, to responded cases. Complications like hepatic abscess are seen in 4 cases at 6 months after treatment. Four actual case-reports are presented in details with their images. Combination of RT+AI is suggested to be of utility for AGC, of which multi-center trial is awaited with addition of newer anti-cancers developed recently. (K.T.)

  10. Mechanical behaviour of composite materials made by resin film infusion

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    Barile, C.; Casavola, C.; Pappalettere, C.; Tursi, F.

    2010-06-01

    Innovative composite materials are frequently used in designing aerospace, naval and automotive components. In the typical structure of composites, multiple layers are stacked together with a particular sequence in order to give specific mechanical properties. Layers are organized with different angles, different sequences and different technological process to obtain a new and innovative material. From the standpoint of engineering designer it is useful to consider the single layer of composite as macroscopically homogeneous material. However, composites are non homogeneous bodies. Moreover, layers are not often perfectly bonded together and delamination often occurs. Other violations of lamination theory hypotheses, such as plane stress and thin material, are not unusual and in many cases the transverse shear flexibility and the thickness-normal stiffness should be considered. Therefore the real behaviour of composite materials is quite different from the predictions coming from the traditional lamination theory. Due to the increasing structural performance required to innovative composites, the knowledge of the mechanical properties for different loading cases is a fundamental source of concern. Experimental characterization of materials and structures in different environmental conditions is extremely important to understand the mechanical behaviour of these new materials. The purpose of the present work is to characterize a composite material developed for aerospace applications and produced by means of the resin film infusion process (RFI). Different tests have been carried out: tensile, open-hole and filled-hole tensile, compressive, openhole and filled-hole compressive. The experimental campaign has the aim to define mechanical characteristics of this RFI composite material in different conditions: environmental temperature, Hot/Wet and Cold.

  11. Histamine and Nt-methylhistamine in the circulation during intravenous infusion of histamine in normal volunteers.

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    Sheinman, B D; Devalia, J L; Wylie, G; Davies, R J

    1988-12-01

    Plasma levels of histamine and Nt-methylhistamine were measured simultaneously by high performance liquid chromatography during the intravenous infusion of histamine acid phosphate in six normal volunteers. Progressive, dose-related increases in plasma histamine were noted, reaching a maximum value of 3.1 +/- 0.14 ng ml-1 corresponding to a maximum infusion rate of 180 ng kg-1 min-1 (means +/- SEM). Increases in plasma histamine were accompanied by a significant dose-related fall in mean diastolic blood pressure (baseline 74.0 +/- 4.4 mm Hg falling to 60.0 +/- 3.3 mm Hg at maximum infusion rate, p less than 0.001) and an increase in pulse rate (baseline 76.3 +/- 2.8 beats min-1 rising to 89.24 beats min-1 at maximum infusion rate, p less than 0.05). All subjects exhibited facial flushing, the threshold plasma histamine level for this effect being 1.3 +/- 0.15 ng ml-1 corresponding to an infusion rate of 60 ng kg-1 min-1. Elevation of plasma Nt-methylhistamine was seen in only one subject, who exhibited a level of 0.5 ng ml-1 at the highest infusion rate. These results suggest that measurements of plasma Nt-methylhistamine are unlikely to provide a useful index of histamine release into the circulation. PMID:3218606

  12. Rapid infusion with rituximab: short term safety in systemic autoimmune diseases

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    Larsen, Janni Lisander; Jacobsen, Soren

    2013-01-01

    To describe the incidence, types and severity of adverse events, related to an accelerated regime of rituximab infusion in patients with various autoimmune diseases. Fifty-four patients with systemic autoimmune disease, to be treated with 1,000 mg of rituximab twice 2 weeks apart, participated. Pre......-medication (oral prednisolone, anti-histamine and paracetamol) was administered 1-4 h before infusion start. The first infusion was administered over a period of 195 min. The second infusion over a period of 90 min. Any adverse events were classified using the Clinical Trials Classification of Adverse Events...... (CTCAE) v. 3.0. Ten patients (18.5%) experienced at least one infusion-related reaction (IRR) ever. The first infusion was associated with reactions in 4 CTCAE categories of which rhinitis were the most frequent. The CTCAE severity grading showed six patients (11.1%) had a grade 1 reaction. One patient...

  13. Depressed left ventricular performance. Response to volume infusion in patients with sepsis and septic shock

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    Volume infusion, to increase preload and to enhance ventricular performance, is accepted as initial management of septic shock. Recent evidence has demonstrated depressed myocardial function in human septic shock. We analyzed left ventricular performance during volume infusion using serial data from simultaneously obtained pulmonary artery catheter hemodynamic measurements and radionuclide cineangiography. Critically ill control subjects (n = 14), patients with sepsis but without shock (n = 21), and patients with septic shock (n = 21) had prevolume infusion hemodynamic measurements determined and received statistically similar volumes of fluid resulting in similar increases in pulmonary capillary wedge pressure. There was a strong trend (p = 0.004) toward less of a change in left ventricular stroke work index (LVSWI) after volume infusion in patients with sepsis and septic shock compared with control subjects. The LVSWI response after volume infusion was significantly less in patients with septic shock when compared with critically ill control subjects (p less than 0.05). These data demonstrate significantly altered ventricular performance, as measured by LVSWI, in response to volume infusion in patients with septic shock

  14. Investigation of the release behavior of DEHP from infusion sets by paclitaxel-loaded polymeric micelles.

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    Kim, Sung Chul; Yoon, Hye Jeong; Lee, Jang Won; Yu, Jaewon; Park, Eun-Seok; Chi, Sang-Cheol

    2005-04-11

    The current clinical formulation of paclitaxel (Taxol) contains 1:1 blend of Cremophor EL (polyethoxylated castor oil) and dehydrated ethanol. Cremophor EL and dehydrated ethanol are well known to leach di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) infusion bags and PVC administration sets. DEHP is a possible hepatotoxin, carcinogen, teratogen and mutagen. Long-term exposure to DEHP may cause health risks. As an alternative formulation for paclitaxel, paclitaxel-loaded polymeric micelles (PLPM), made of monomethoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(d,l-lactide) (mPEG-PDLLA) diblock copolymer, has demonstrated clear advantages over Taxol in pharmacokinetics and therapeutic index. Paclitaxel in either PLPM or Taxol formulations, diluted in 0.9% sodium chloride injection, was stable in the PVC infusion bags. The PLPM formulation significantly reduced the amount of DEHP extracted from PVC infusion bags and PVC administration sets. For PLPM diluted in 0.9% sodium chloride injection, the total amount of DEHP delivered over the simulated infusion period was 0.7 mg for 3h and 2.0 mg for 24 h, which was less than 2.9% of the DEHP extracted by Taxol. These results confirmed that there is negligible risk of DEHP exposure from diluted PLPM i.v. infusion using PVC infusion bags and PVC administration sets. PMID:15778068

  15. Saline Infusion Markedly Reduces Impedance and Improves Efficacy of Pulmonary Radiofrequency Ablation

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    Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a relatively new technique that has been investigated for the treatment of lung tumors. We evaluated for the first time the in vivo use of saline infusion during radiofrequency ablation of sheep lung. We performed RFA on 5 sheep using open and closed chest RFA and the RITA starburst XL and Xli probes using saline infusion with the Xli probe. The impedance and volume of ablation were compared. A total of 16 ablations were produced, 5 percutaneously and 11 open. The impedance during percutaneous and open RFA without saline infusion was 110 ± 16.2 and 183.3 ± 105.8 O, respectively. With the saline infusion the impedance was 71.3 ± 22O and 103.6 ± 37.5O. The effect of this was a significantly larger volume of ablation using the saline infusion during percutaneous RFA (90.6 ± 23 cm3 vs 10.47 ± 2.9 cm3, p = 0.01) and open RFA (107.8 ± 25.8 cm3 vs 24.9 ± 19.3 cm3, p = 0.0002). Saline infusion during RFA is associated with lower impedance, higher power delivery and larger lesion size.

  16. Experimental intraperitoneal infusion of OK-432 in rats: Evaluation of peritoneal complications and pathology

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    Purpose: OK-432 is known to be a potent sclerosant of cystic lesions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate both its safety and pathologic effects after the infusion of OK-432 into the peritoneal cavity of rats. Materials and methods: Twenty male rats were used in this study. Twelve rats were infused intraperitoneally with 0.2 Klinishe Einheit of OK-432 melted in 2 mL of normal saline (group 1: the treated group); four rats each were infused intraperitoneally with 0.5 mL of 99% ethanol (group 2) and normal saline (group 3), and served as the control groups. An abdominal ultrasonographic examination was performed both before and after the infusions in all rats. Three rats in group 1 and one rat in each of groups 2 and 3 were sacrificed each week following the infusion. Gross and microscopic evaluations of the peritoneum and abdominal cavity were performed on each rat. Results: In group 1, the abdomen was clear on gross inspection and the peritoneum was unremarkable on microscopic examination. In group 2, mild-to-moderate peritoneal adhesions were revealed grossly, and inflammation and fibrosis of the peritoneum were demonstrated microscopically. In group 3, no specific abnormalities were noted on gross or microscopic examinations. Conclusion: Leakage or abnormal infusion of OK-432 solution into the peritoneal cavity during sclerotherapy of intra-abdominal or retroperitoneal cystic lesions does not result in any significant complications.

  17. The efficacy of intraperitoneal saline infusion for percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma

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    Objective: To evaluated the efficacy and safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with intraperitoneal saline infusion. Background: Ultrasound-guided RFA is not always feasible due to the tumor location, possible adjacent tissue damage or poor sonographic identification. Patients and methods: Ultrasound-guided RFA with intraperitoneal saline infusion was performed in 116 patients between June 2001 and March 2008. Results: The overall technical feasibility of the intraperitoneal saline infusions was 90.5% (105 patients). The purposes of the intraperitoneal saline infusion were achieved in 100 patients (86.2%) by visualizing the tumor located in hepatic dome (47 patients), prevent adjacent organ damage (42 patients) and withdrawing overlying omentum (10 patients). Complete ablation of tumor was accomplished in 102 patients (87.9%). Complications associated with the treatment occurred in seven patients (6.0%). There was no case of adverse event directly related to intraperitoneal saline infusion. Conclusions: Intraperitoneal saline infusion is an effective and safe procedure that can be used to overcome the current limitations of ultrasound-guided RFA.

  18. Localized infusion of IGF-I results in skeletal muscle hypertrophy in rats

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    Adams, G. R.; McCue, S. A.

    1998-01-01

    Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) peptide levels have been shown to increase in overloaded skeletal muscles (G. R. Adams and F. Haddad. J. Appl. Physiol. 81: 2509-2516, 1996). In that study, the increase in IGF-I was found to precede measurable increases in muscle protein and was correlated with an increase in muscle DNA content. The present study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that direct IGF-I infusion would result in an increase in muscle DNA as well as in various measurements of muscle size. Either 0.9% saline or nonsystemic doses of IGF-I were infused directly into a non-weight-bearing muscle of rats, the tibialis anterior (TA), via a fenestrated catheter attached to a subcutaneous miniosmotic pump. Saline infusion had no effect on the mass, protein content, or DNA content of TA muscles. Local IGF-I infusion had no effect on body or heart weight. The absolute weight of the infused TA muscles was approximately 9% greater (P muscles. IGF-I infusion resulted in significant increases in the total protein and DNA content of TA muscles (P hypertrophied TA was similar to that of the contralateral muscles. These results suggest that IGF-I may be acting to directly stimulate processes such as protein synthesis and satellite cell proliferation, which result in skeletal muscle hypertrophy.

  19. In vitro toxicity of infusion sets depends on their composition, storage time and storage conditions.

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    Kozlovskaya, Luba; Popilski, Hen; Gorenbein, Pavel; Stepensky, David

    2015-07-15

    Disposable medical devices release toxic leachables during their clinical use. Specifically, the individual parts of the infusion sets (the drip chamber, tube, flashball and injection site) are composed of numerous chemical compounds that can reach the patients' systemic circulation and induce local and systemic toxic effects. We aimed to reveal the relative in vitro toxicity of infusion sets from the leading vendors that are used in Israel, and to determine its dependence on their design and storage time/conditions. We found that leachates of the rubber parts were more toxic than those of the other parts of the infusion sets. The measured toxicity was affected by the experimental settings: the cells, medium composition, exposure duration, and the type of assay applied for toxicity assessment. We recommend to use the capillary endothelium cells for in vitro toxicity testing of the infusion sets, and refrain from the use of the MTT test which is insufficiently reliable, and can lead to artefacts and incorrect conclusions. Further investigation is needed to identify the toxic leachables from the individual parts of the infusion sets, and to reveal the risk of their toxicity during the clinical use of the infusion sets. PMID:25959122

  20. Optimization of induction of mild therapeutic hypothermia with cold saline infusion: A laboratory experiment.

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    Fluher, Jure; Markota, Andrej; Stožer, Andraž; Sinkovi?, Andreja

    2015-01-01

    Cold fluid infusions can be used to induce mild therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. Fluid temperature higher than 4°C can increase the volume of fluid needed, prolong the induction phase of hypothermia and thus contribute to complications. We performed a laboratory experiment with two objectives. The first objective was to analyze the effect of wrapping fluid bags in ice packs on the increase of fluid temperature with time in bags exposed to ambient conditions. The second objective was to quantify the effect of insulating venous tubing and adjusting flow rate on fluid temperature increase from bag to the level of an intravenous cannula during a simulated infusion. The temperature of fluid in bags wrapped in ice packs was significantly lower compared to controls at all time points during the 120 minutes observation. The temperature increase from the bag to the level of intravenous cannula was significantly lower for insulated tubing at all infusion rates (median temperature differences between bag and intravenous cannula were: 8.9, 4.8, 4.0, and 3.1°C, for non-insulated and 5.9, 3.05, 1.1, and 0.3°C, for insulated tubing, at infusion rates 10, 30, 60, and 100 mL/minute, respectively). The results from this study could potentially be used to decrease the volume of fluid infused when inducing mild hypothermia with an infusion of cold fluids. PMID:26614854

  1. Optimization of induction of mild therapeutic hypothermia with cold saline infusion: A laboratory experiment

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    Jure Fluher

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Cold fluid infusions can be used to induce mild therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. Fluid temperature higher than 4°C can increase the volume of fluid needed, prolong the induction phase of hypothermia and thus contribute to complications. We performed a laboratory experiment with two objectives. The first objective was to analyze the effect of wrapping fluid bags in ice packs on the increase of fluid temperature with time in bags exposed to ambient conditions. The second objective was to quantify the effect of insulating venous tubing and adjusting flow rate on fluid temperature increase from bag to the level of an intravenous cannula during a simulated infusion. The temperature of fluid in bags wrapped in ice packs was significantly lower compared to controls at all time points during the 120 minutes observation. The temperature increase from the bag to the level of intravenous cannula was significantly lower for insulated tubing at all infusion rates (median temperature differences between bag and intravenous cannula were: 8.9, 4.8, 4.0, and 3.1°C, for non-insulated and 5.9, 3.05, 1.1, and 0.3°C, for insulated tubing, at infusion rates 10, 30, 60, and 100 mL/minute, respectively. The results from this study could potentially be used to decrease the volume of fluid infused when inducing mild hypothermia with an infusion of cold fluids.

  2. Milk and serum concentration of ceftiofur following intramammary infusion in goats.

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    Garrett, E F; Dirikolu, L; Grover, G S

    2015-12-01

    Five dairy goats were used to determine the milk and serum concentrations along with elimination characteristics of ceftiofur following intramammary administration. One udder half of each goat was infused twice with 125 mg ceftiofur with a 24-h interval between infusions. Milk samples were collected at 1, 2, 8, and 12 h after the last infusion and then every 12 h for a total of 7 days. Blood was collected from each animal at 3, 8, 12, and 24 h after infusion and then every 24 h for 6 days. Following a washout period of 1 week, the experiment was repeated using the opposite udder half. The elimination half-life of ceftiofur from the mammary gland was 4.7 h. The concentration of ceftiofur was greater than published MIC90 values for Staphylococcus spp. bacteria for 24 h. Ceftiofur was absorbed into systemic circulation from the mammary gland. The maximum concentration was 552 ng/mL at 3 h after infusion, and the serum elimination half-life was 10 h. Intramammary infusion of 125 mg ceftiofur every 24 h can be expected to maintain drug concentration in milk above published MIC90 for Staphylococcus spp. PMID:25707268

  3. Glucose infusion attenuates muscle fatigue in rat plantaris muscle during prolonged indirect stimulation in situ.

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    Karelis, Antony D; Péronnet, François; Gardiner, Phillip F

    2002-09-01

    Carbohydrate ingestion increases both endurance time to exhaustion during prolonged exercise, and the ability to perform resistance exercise. The mechanism(s) underlying the increased performance following glucose ingestion remain(s) unclear. The purpose of the present study was to verify the hypothesis that glucose infusion could attenuate peripheral muscle fatigue in the anaesthetized rat during prolonged indirect electrical stimulation in situ. For this purpose the plantaris muscle was electrically stimulated (50 Hz for 200 ms every 2.7 s; 5 V; pulse width, 0.05 ms) in situ through the sciatic nerve to perform concentric contractions for 60 min while infusing intravenously either saline alone (7.25 ml kg(-1) h(-1)), or saline and glucose (1 g kg(-1) h(-1): plasma glucose 11 +/- 1.1, vs. 4.9 +/- 0.2 mm with infusion of saline) (8 rats per group). Glucose infusion attenuated the reduction in submaximal peak dynamic force (55% decrease vs. 70% decrease in rats infused with saline alone, P Hz for 200 ms; 150 V; pulse width, 0.05 ms). However, changes in M-wave peak-to-peak amplitude, duration and total area suggest that glucose infusion, and/or the associated increase in plasma insulin concentration, may prevent the deterioration of electrical properties of the muscle fibre membrane. PMID:12481933

  4. Effects of leucine, isoleucine, or threonine infusion on leucine metabolism in humans

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    Schwenk, W.F.; Haymond, M.W. (Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN (USA))

    1987-10-01

    Leucine and/or its {alpha}-keto acid, {alpha}-ketoisocaproate (KIC), have been reported to spare protein in humans. To determine whether specific amino acid infusions affect whole-body protein metabolism as estimated by changes in leucine flux and oxidation, five groups of normal subjects were infused with saline, leucine, isoleucine, or threonine. Independent estimates of leucine metabolism were obtained using simultaneous infusions of ({sup 3}H)-leucine and {alpha}-({sup 14}C)ketoisocaproate. Nearly identical results were obtained using either tracer compared with the saline controls. Compared with the saline controls, leucine infusion (1) had no effect on estimated rates of appearance of endogenous leucine, (2) stimulated leucine oxidation, (3) decreased plasma concentrations of other amino acids, and (4) stimulated nonoxidized leucine disappearance in a dose-dependent fashion. In contrast, isoleucine and threonine infusions had no effect on leucine metabolism. Assuming the validity of the isotope model employed, these data suggest that the purported anabolic effect of leucine infusion on whole-body protein metabolism is mediated via stimulation of protein synthesis rather than decreased proteolysis.

  5. Effects of leucine, isoleucine, or threonine infusion on leucine metabolism in humans

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    Leucine and/or its ?-keto acid, ?-ketoisocaproate (KIC), have been reported to spare protein in humans. To determine whether specific amino acid infusions affect whole-body protein metabolism as estimated by changes in leucine flux and oxidation, five groups of normal subjects were infused with saline, leucine, isoleucine, or threonine. Independent estimates of leucine metabolism were obtained using simultaneous infusions of [3H]-leucine and ?-[14C]ketoisocaproate. Nearly identical results were obtained using either tracer compared with the saline controls. Compared with the saline controls, leucine infusion (1) had no effect on estimated rates of appearance of endogenous leucine, (2) stimulated leucine oxidation, (3) decreased plasma concentrations of other amino acids, and (4) stimulated nonoxidized leucine disappearance in a dose-dependent fashion. In contrast, isoleucine and threonine infusions had no effect on leucine metabolism. Assuming the validity of the isotope model employed, these data suggest that the purported anabolic effect of leucine infusion on whole-body protein metabolism is mediated via stimulation of protein synthesis rather than decreased proteolysis

  6. Intra-arterial and intraportal infusion liver scintigraphy using 99mTc-labeled colloid

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    Intra-arterial infusion liver scintigraphy was performed in 11 patients with primary or metastatic liver tumor. and intraportal infusion liver scintigraphy was performed in 6 patients for prophylaxis of liver metastasis from colorectal cancer. 99mTc-Sn colloid or 99mTc-phytate was administered through the catheter of which tip was placed in the portal vein or the hepatic artery, and then liver image was obtained. When 99mTc-phytate was infused intra-arterially, significant amount of the infused tracer passed through the liver and we could not get sufficient information to assess the distribution of drug administered through the catheter. On the other hand, intraportal infusion liver scintigraphy using 99mTc-Sn colloid or 99mTc-phytate and intra-arterial infusion liver scintigraphy using 99mTc-Sn colloid revealed heterogenity of liver uptake, tracer uptake in spleen, low uptake area corresponding to the liver tumor and high uptake area around it. The findings will be clinically useful, and these methods are thought to be helpful to confirm the satisfactory drug distribution. (author)

  7. Complications during the management of pediatric refractory status epilepticus with benzodiazepine and pentobarbital infusions.

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    Patten, William; Naqvi, Sayed Z; Raszynski, Andre; Totapally, Balagangadhar R

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    The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate complications in the management of refractory status epilepticus (RSE) treated with benzodiazepine and pentobarbital infusions. Of 28 children with RSE, eleven (39%) were treated with a pentobarbital infusion after failure to control RSE with a benzodiazepine infusion; while17 children (61%) required only a benzodiazepine infusion. The mean maximum pentobarbital infusion dosage was 5.2 ± 1.8 mg/kg/h. Twenty-five patients received a continuous midazolam infusion with an average dosage of 0.41 ± 0.43 mg/kg/h. The median length of stay was longer for the pentobarbital group. Children requiring pentobarbital therapy were more likely to develop hypotension, require inotropic support, need intubation, mechanical ventilation, peripheral nutrition, and blood products; furthermore, they were more likely to develop hypertension and movement disorder after or during weaning. In conclusion, children with RSE who required pentobarbital therapy had a longer hospital stay with more complications. PMID:25983434

  8. Enhanced Bioaccessibility of Crocetin Sugar Esters from Saffron in Infusions Rich in Natural Phenolic Antioxidants.

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    Ordoudi, Stella A; Kyriakoudi, Anastasia; Tsimidou, Maria Z

    2015-01-01

    The present study aims to examine whether and to what extent the bioaccessibility of the major saffron apocarotenoids, namely crocetin sugar esters (CRTSEs), is affected by the presence of strong water-soluble antioxidants, ingredients of the herbs found in commercial tea blends with saffron. An in vitro digestion model was applied to infusions from these products to investigate the possible changes. All of the studied infusions were rich in total phenols (9.9-22.5 mg caffeic acid equivalents/100 mg dry infusion) and presented strong DPPH radical scavenging activity regardless of the composition of the corresponding herbal blends. RP-HPLC-DAD and LC-MS analysis enabled the grouping of the infusions into hydroxycinnamic acid-rich and in flavan-3-ol-rich ones. CRTSEs in herbal tea infusions were found to be significantly more bioaccessible (66.3%-88.6%) than those in the reference saffron infusion (60.9%). The positive role of strong phenolic antioxidants (caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid) on the stability of CRTSEs was also evidenced in model binary mixtures. On the contrary, cinnamic acid, exerting no antioxidant activity, did not have such an effect. Our findings suggest that strong radical scavengers may protect the crocetin sugar esters from oxidation during digestion when present in excess. PMID:26404216

  9. Saline Infusion Markedly Reduces Impedance and Improves Efficacy of Pulmonary Radiofrequency Ablation

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    Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a relatively new technique that has been investigated for the treatment of lung tumors. We evaluated for the first time the in vivo use of saline infusion during radiofrequency ablation of sheep lung. We performed RFA on 5 sheep using open and closed chest RFA and the RITA starburst XL and Xli probes using saline infusion with the Xli probe. The impedance and volume of ablation were compared. A total of 16 ablations were produced, 5 percutaneously and 11 open. The impedance during percutaneous and open RFA without saline infusion was 110 ± 16.2 and 183.3 ± 105.8 O, respectively. With the saline infusion the impedance was 71.3 ± 22O and 103.6 ± 37.5O. The effect of this was a significantly larger volume of ablation using the saline infusion during percutaneous RFA (90.6 ± 23 cm3 vs 10.47 ± 2.9 cm3, p = 0.01) and open RFA (107.8 ± 25.8 cm3 vs 24.9 ± 19.3 cm3, p = 0.0002). Saline infusion during RFA is associated with lower impedance, higher power delivery and larger lesion size

  10. The availability of DSA used continuous intraarterial infusion tubes founded various malignancy

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    DSA was employed using continuous intraarterial infusion tubes for various malignancies (73 cases) which were examined a total of 135 times. In head and neck malignancy (50 cases), the general position of the infusion tube had been determined beforehand by dye infusion, but DSA from the tube showed that the tubes in 24 cases (48 %) were located in the wrong position, especially in tongue cancer (21 cases) where many tubes were discovered to be in an erroreous position (71 %) such as the common carotid artery. We were unable to determine the effect of chemotherapy and radiation using DSA only. In 9 cases of breast cancer for which fixation of the tube was not attempted under X-ray fluoroscopy, 7 (78 %) showed an unusual tube position such as the intraaortic arch. In 5 cases of abdominal malignancy, only the tube position for sigmoid colon cancer was unusual. We were able to observe the effect of chemotherapy by DSA in 2 cases. For DSA in one out of 3 hepatomas using a Port-A-Cath, we observed that infusion of anticancer drug with degradable starch microspheres caused a reduction in tumor size. However, in the two remaining cases, we were unable to observe any effect of infusion of these drugs by DSA for various mechanical reasons. DSA from an infusion tube revealed not only the location of the tube accurately and promptly, but also the effect of chemotherapy. (author)

  11. Effects of erythrocyte infusion on VO2max at high altitude

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    Young, Jette Feveile; Sawka, M N

    1996-01-01

    This study investigated whether autologous erythrocyte infusion would ameliorate the decrement in maximal O2 uptake (VO2max) experienced by lowlanders when they ascend to high altitude. VO2max was measured in 16 men (treadmill running) at sea level (SL) and on the 1st (HA1) and 9th (HA9) days of high-altitude (4,300 m) residence. After VO2max was measured at SL, subjects were divided into two matched groups (n = 8). Twenty-four hours before ascent to high altitude, the experimental group received a 700-ml infusion of autologous erythrocytes and saline (42% hematocrit), whereas the control group received only saline. The VO2max of erythrocyte-infused [54 +/- 1 (SE) ml.kg-1.min-1] and control subjects (52 +/- 2 ml.kg-1.min-1) did not differ at SL before infusion. The decrement in VO2max on HA1 did not differ between groups, averaging 26% overall, despite higher (P <0.01) arterial hematocrit, hemoglobin concentration, and arterial O2 content in the erythrocyte-infused subjects. By HA9, there were no longer any differences in hematocrit, hemoglobin concentration, or arterial O2 content between groups. No change in VO2max occurred between HA1 and HA9 for either group. Thus, despite increasing arterial O2-carrying capacity, autologous erythrocyte infusion did not ameliorate the decrement in VO2max at 4,300-m altitude.

  12. Determination of lead, cadmium and arsenic in infusion tea cultivated in north of Iran

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Tea is one of the most common drinks in all over the world. Rapid urbanization and industrialization in recent decades has increased heavy metals in tea and other foods. In this research, heavy metal contents such as lead (Pb, cadmium (Cd and arsenic (As were determined in 105 black tea samples cultivated in Guilan and Mazandaran Provinces in north of Iran and their tea infusions. The amount of heavy metals in black tea infusions were analyzed using Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP - AES. The mean?±?SD level of Pb in 5, 15 and 60 min in infusion tea samples were 0.802?±?0.633, 0.993?±?0.667 and 1.367?±?1.06 mg/kg of tea dry weight, respectively. The mean level of Cd in 5, 15 and 60 min in infusion tea samples were 0.135?±?0.274, 0.244?±?0.46 and 0.343?±?0.473 mg/kg of tea dry weight, respectively. The mean level of As in 5, 15 and 60 min in infusion tea samples were 0.277?±?0.272, 0.426?±?0.402 and 0.563?±?0.454 mg/kg of tea dry weight, respectively. Also, the results showed that the locations and the infusion times influenced upon the amount of these metals (P?

  13. Experimental intraperitoneal infusion of OK-432 in rats: Evaluation of peritoneal complications and pathology

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    Kim, Dong Wook [Department of Radiology, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Hak Jin, E-mail: hakjink@pusan.ac.k [Department of Radiology, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University College of Medicine, Medical Research Institute, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jun Woo [Department of Radiology, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University College of Medicine, Medical Research Institute, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-06-15

    Purpose: OK-432 is known to be a potent sclerosant of cystic lesions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate both its safety and pathologic effects after the infusion of OK-432 into the peritoneal cavity of rats. Materials and methods: Twenty male rats were used in this study. Twelve rats were infused intraperitoneally with 0.2 Klinishe Einheit of OK-432 melted in 2 mL of normal saline (group 1: the treated group); four rats each were infused intraperitoneally with 0.5 mL of 99% ethanol (group 2) and normal saline (group 3), and served as the control groups. An abdominal ultrasonographic examination was performed both before and after the infusions in all rats. Three rats in group 1 and one rat in each of groups 2 and 3 were sacrificed each week following the infusion. Gross and microscopic evaluations of the peritoneum and abdominal cavity were performed on each rat. Results: In group 1, the abdomen was clear on gross inspection and the peritoneum was unremarkable on microscopic examination. In group 2, mild-to-moderate peritoneal adhesions were revealed grossly, and inflammation and fibrosis of the peritoneum were demonstrated microscopically. In group 3, no specific abnormalities were noted on gross or microscopic examinations. Conclusion: Leakage or abnormal infusion of OK-432 solution into the peritoneal cavity during sclerotherapy of intra-abdominal or retroperitoneal cystic lesions does not result in any significant complications.

  14. Recombinant human tripeptidyl peptidase-1 infusion to the monkey CNS: Safety, pharmacokinetics, and distribution

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    CLN2 disease is caused by deficiency in tripeptidyl peptidase-1 (TPP1), leading to neurodegeneration and death. The safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), and CNS distribution of recombinant human TPP1 (rhTPP1) were characterized following a single intracerebroventricular (ICV) or intrathecal-lumbar (IT-L) infusion to cynomolgus monkeys. Animals received 0, 5, 14, or 20 mg rhTPP1, ICV, or 14 mg IT-L, in artificial cerebrospinal fluid (aCSF) vehicle. Plasma and CSF were collected for PK analysis. Necropsies occurred at 3, 7, and 14 days post-infusion. CNS tissues were sampled for rhTPP1 distribution. TPP1 infusion was well tolerated and without effect on clinical observations or ECG. A mild increase in CSF white blood cells (WBCs) was detected transiently after ICV infusion. Isolated histological changes related to catheter placement and infusion were observed in ICV treated animals, including vehicle controls. The CSF and plasma exposure profiles were equivalent between animals that received an ICV or IT-L infusion. TPP1 levels peaked at the end of infusion, at which point the enzyme was present in plasma at 0.3% to 0.5% of CSF levels. TPP1 was detected in brain tissues with half-lives of 3–14 days. CNS distribution between ICV and IT-L administration was similar, although ICV resulted in distribution to deep brain structures including the thalamus, midbrain, and striatum. Direct CNS infusion of rhTPP1 was well tolerated with no drug related safety findings. The favorable nonclinical profile of ICV rhTPP1 supports the treatment of CLN2 by direct administration to the CNS. - Highlights: • TPP1 enzyme replacement therapy to the CNS is in development for CLN2 disease. • Toxicology, pharmacokinetics, and CNS distribution were assessed in monkeys. • TPP1 infusion directly to the brain did not result in any safety concerns. • A positive pharmacokinetic and distribution profile resulted from TPP1 infusion. • This study demonstrates the feasibility of ICV administered rhTPP1 to treat CLN2

  15. Recombinant human tripeptidyl peptidase-1 infusion to the monkey CNS: Safety, pharmacokinetics, and distribution

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    Vuillemenot, Brian R., E-mail: bvuillemenot@bmrn.com [BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Novato, CA (United States); Kennedy, Derek [BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Novato, CA (United States); Reed, Randall P.; Boyd, Robert B. [Northern Biomedical Research, Inc., Muskegon, MI (United States); Butt, Mark T. [Tox Path Specialists, LLC, Hagerstown, MD (United States); Musson, Donald G.; Keve, Steve; Cahayag, Rhea; Tsuruda, Laurie S.; O' Neill, Charles A. [BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Novato, CA (United States)

    2014-05-15

    CLN2 disease is caused by deficiency in tripeptidyl peptidase-1 (TPP1), leading to neurodegeneration and death. The safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), and CNS distribution of recombinant human TPP1 (rhTPP1) were characterized following a single intracerebroventricular (ICV) or intrathecal-lumbar (IT-L) infusion to cynomolgus monkeys. Animals received 0, 5, 14, or 20 mg rhTPP1, ICV, or 14 mg IT-L, in artificial cerebrospinal fluid (aCSF) vehicle. Plasma and CSF were collected for PK analysis. Necropsies occurred at 3, 7, and 14 days post-infusion. CNS tissues were sampled for rhTPP1 distribution. TPP1 infusion was well tolerated and without effect on clinical observations or ECG. A mild increase in CSF white blood cells (WBCs) was detected transiently after ICV infusion. Isolated histological changes related to catheter placement and infusion were observed in ICV treated animals, including vehicle controls. The CSF and plasma exposure profiles were equivalent between animals that received an ICV or IT-L infusion. TPP1 levels peaked at the end of infusion, at which point the enzyme was present in plasma at 0.3% to 0.5% of CSF levels. TPP1 was detected in brain tissues with half-lives of 3–14 days. CNS distribution between ICV and IT-L administration was similar, although ICV resulted in distribution to deep brain structures including the thalamus, midbrain, and striatum. Direct CNS infusion of rhTPP1 was well tolerated with no drug related safety findings. The favorable nonclinical profile of ICV rhTPP1 supports the treatment of CLN2 by direct administration to the CNS. - Highlights: • TPP1 enzyme replacement therapy to the CNS is in development for CLN2 disease. • Toxicology, pharmacokinetics, and CNS distribution were assessed in monkeys. • TPP1 infusion directly to the brain did not result in any safety concerns. • A positive pharmacokinetic and distribution profile resulted from TPP1 infusion. • This study demonstrates the feasibility of ICV administered rhTPP1 to treat CLN2.

  16. Evaluation of propylene glycol and glycerol infusions as treatments for ketosis in dairy cows.

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    Piantoni, P; Allen, M S

    2015-08-01

    To evaluate propylene glycol (PG) and glycerol (G) as potential treatments for ketosis, we conducted 2 experiments lasting 4 d each in which cows received one bolus infusion per day. Blood was collected before infusion, over 240min postinfusion, as well as 24 h postinfusion. Experiment 1 used 6 ruminally cannulated cows (26±7 d in milk) randomly assigned to 300-mL infusions of PG or G (both ?99.5% pure) in a crossover design experiment with 2 periods. Within each period, cows were assigned randomly to infusion site sequence: abomasum (A)-cranial reticulorumen (R) or the reverse, R-A. Glucose precursors were infused into the R to simulate drenching and the A to prevent metabolism by ruminal microbes. Glycerol infused in the A increased plasma glucose concentration the most (15.8mg/dL), followed by PG infused in the R (12.6mg/dL), PG infused in the A (9.11mg/dL), and G infused in the R (7.3mg/dL). Infusion of PG into the R increased plasma insulin and insulin area under the curve (AUC) the most compared with all other treatments (7.88 vs. 2.13?IU/mL and 321 vs. 31.9min×?IU/mL, respectively). Overall, PG decreased plasma BHBA concentration after infusion (-6.46 vs. -4.55mg/dL) and increased BHBA AUC (-1,055 vs. -558min ×mg/dL) compared with G. Plasma NEFA responses were not different among treatments. Experiment 2 used 8 ruminally cannulated cows (22±5 d in milk) randomly assigned to treatment sequence in a Latin square design experiment balanced for carryover effects. Treatments were 300mL of PG, 300mL of G, 600mL of G (2G), and 300mL of PG + 300mL of G (GPG), all infused into the R. Treatment contrasts compared PG with each treatment containing glycerol (G, 2G, and GPG). Propylene glycol increased plasma glucose (14.0 vs. 5.35mg/dL) and insulin (7.59 vs. 1.11?IU/mL) concentrations compared with G, but only tended to increase glucose and insulin concentrations compared with 2G. Propylene glycol increased AUC for glucose (1,444 vs. 94.3mg/dL) and insulin (326 vs. 6.58min×?IU/mL) compared with G, and tended to increase insulin AUC compared with 2G. Propylene glycol was not different from GPG for glucose, insulin, or BHBA responses. Propylene glycol decreased plasma BHBA concentration (-10.3 vs. -4.21mg/dL) and increased BHBA AUC (-1,578 vs. -1.42min ×mg/dL) compared with G, but not compared with 2G. In general, and compared with G, GPG decreased plasma NEFA concentrations after infusions and PG decreased plasma NEFA concentrations early but not late after infusions. We conclude that a 300-mL dose of PG is more effective at increasing plasma glucose concentration than G and at least as effective as 600mL of G or a combination of G and PG when administered in the cranial reticulorumen. PMID:26074245

  17. Infusing Sustainability Across Disciplines to Build Student Engagement

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    Bruckner, M. Z.; O'Connell, K.; McDaris, J. R.; Kirk, K. B.; Larsen, K.; Kent, M.; Manduca, C. A.; Egger, A. E.; Blockstein, D.; Mogk, D. W.; Taber, J.

    2014-12-01

    Establishing relevance and effective communication are key mechanisms for building student and community engagement in a topic and can be used to promote the importance of working across disciplines to solve problems. Sustainability, including the impacts of and responses to climate change, is an inherently interdisciplinary issue and can be infused across courses and curricula in a variety of ways. Key topics such as climate change, hazards, and food, water, and energy production and sustainability are relevant to a wide audience and can be used to build student engagement. Using real-world examples, service learning, and focusing on the local environment may further boost engagement by establishing relevance between sustainability issues and students' lives. Communication plays a key role in the exchange of information across disciplines and allows for a more holistic approach to tackling the complex climate and sustainability issues our society faces. It has the power to bridge gaps, break down disciplinary silos, and build connections among diverse audiences with a wide range of expertise, including scientists, policy-makers, stakeholders, and the general public. It also aids in planning and preparation for, response to, and mitigation of issues related to sustainability, including the impacts of climate change, to lessen the detrimental effects of unavoidable events such as sea level rise and extreme weather events. Several workshops from the InTeGrate and On the Cutting Edge projects brought together educators and practitioners from a range of disciplines including geoscience, engineering, social science, and more to encourage communication and collaboration across disciplines. They supported networking, community-building, and sharing of best practices for preparing our students for a sustainable future, both in and out of the workplace, and across disciplines. Interdisciplinary teams are also working together to author curricular materials that highlight societal issues. The InTeGrate Teaching Materials web pages highlight major outcomes from the workshops and feature community-contributed resources and pedagogic guidance designed to enhance teaching about sustainability across disciplines. Explore these materials at: serc.carleton.edu/integrate/teaching_materials/

  18. Complications of continuous intraperitoneal insulin infusion with an implantable pump

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    Peter R van Dijk

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To monitor the course of continuous intraperitoneal insulin infusion (CIPII and to gain more insight into possible complications. METHODS: A retrospective, longitudinal observational cohort study in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM was performed. Only patients with “brittle” T1DM who started CIPII between January 1, 2000 and June 1, 2011, and were treated in the only centre in The Netherlands providing CIPII treatment (Isala clinics, Zwolle were eligible for inclusion. Outcomes were defined as operation-free period (OFP, rate and type of complications. Subanalyses were made between patients starting CIPII from 2000 to 2007 and from 2007 onwards in order to study possible changes over time in complications and/or OFP. The OFP was calculated as the time from initial implantation to the date of first documented re-operation. If patients had not experienced an operation, their data were recorded at the date of last follow up or death. Kaplan-Meier curves were constructed to visualize the OFP. A (two-sided P value of less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. RESULTS: Fifty-seven patients were treated with CIPII, although one patient was excluded from analyses because of self-induced complications. In the remaining 56 patients, 70 complications occurred during 283 patient years. Catheter occlusion (32.9%, pump dysfunction (17.1%, pain at the pump site (15.7% and infections (10.0% were the most frequent complications. This resulted in a median OFP of 4.5 years (95% confidence interval 4.1-4.8 years without any difference between the time periods. Fifty re-operations were performed because of complications, one per 5.6 patient years, with a decrease in pump dysfunction (P = 0.04 and pump explantations (P = 0.02 after 2007. In total, 9 episodes of ketoacidosis occurred during follow up and there were 69 hospital re-admissions, with a median duration of 6 d. CIPII was ceased in five patients due to recurrent infections (n = 2, pain (n = 1, inadequate glycaemic control (n = 1 or by own choice (n = 1. No CIPII related mortality was reported. CONCLUSION: The OFP has been stable over the last decade. No CIPII related mortality was reported. A significant decrease in pump dysfunction and explantation was seen after 2007 compared to the period 2000-2007. CIPII remains a safe treatment modality for specific patient groups.

  19. Performance of the Baxter Flo-Gard 6201 volumetric infusion pump for monoplace chamber applications.

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    Ray, D; Weaver, L K; Churchill, S; Haberstock, D

    2000-01-01

    For non-hyperbaric purposes, the Baxter Flo-Gard 6201 volumetric pump is capable of infusing multiple types of fluids at rates of 1-1,999 ml x h(-1). We designed a study to determine flow accuracy of this pump at variable rates, fluid viscosities, and volumes over a range of chamber pressures. For hyperbaric use, the pump pressure sensor was adjusted. Sodium chloride solution 0.9% (NS), enteral formula, and packed red blood cells (PRBC) were infused at varying rates from 86.1 to 304 kPa (0.85 to 3.0 atm abs). For NS, measured compared to set flow rates ranged from 12.5% to -7.5% at settings of 1 and 5 ml x h(-1) from 86.1 to 304 kPa (0.85 to 3.0 atm abs) pressures, respectively. For NS infusions at a set rate of 100 ml x h(-1), the measured flow was identical to the set rate at all pressures. At flow settings of 1,999 ml x h(-1), the measured flow varied from the set flow by +/-4.9% Enteral infusion at 100 ml x h(-1) showed approximately a 3% increase in the measured vs. set flow rate. PRBC measured flow rates ranged from -0.4 to 6% of the set rate. During chamber compression and decompression, with set flow rates from 1 to 10 ml x h(-1), the measured flow was considerably less than expected during compression and more than expected during decompression. In conclusion, the Baxter Flo-Gard 6201 infusion pump demonstrated acceptable performance for infusing saline, enteral formula, and PRBC at low and high infusion rates into the pressurized monoplace hyperbaric chamber up to 304 kPa (3 atm abs), with the exception of low rates during compression and decompression. PMID:11011800

  20. Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation: Increase in Lesion Diameter with Continuous Acetic Acid Infusion

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    Purpose. To evaluate the influence of continuous infusion of acetic acid 50% during radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on the size of the thermal lesion produced. Methods. Radiofrequency (RF) was applied to excised bovine liver by using an expandable needle electrode with 10 retractable tines (LeVeen Needle Electrode, RadioTherapeutics, Sunnyvale, CA) connected to a commercially available RF generator (RF 2000, RadioTherapeutics, Sunnyvale, CA). Experiments were performed using three different treatment modalities: RF only (n = 15), RF with continuous saline 0.9% infusion (n = 15), and RF with continuous acetic acid 50% infusion (n = 15). RF duration, power output, tissue impedance, and time to a rapid rise in impedance were recorded. The ablated lesions were evaluated both macroscopically and histologically. Results. The ablated lesions appeared as spherical or ellipsoid, well-demarcated pale areas with a surrounding brown rim with both RF only and RF plus saline 0.9% infusion. In contrast, thermolesions generated with RF in combination with acetic acid 50% infusion were irregular in shape and the central portion was jelly-like. Mean diameter of the coagulation necrosis was 22.3 ± 2.1 mm (RF only), 29.2 ± 4.8 mm (RF + saline 0.9%) and 30.7 ± 5.7 mm (RF + acetic acid 50%), with a significant increase in the RF plus saline 0.9% and RF plus acetic acid 50% groups compared with RF alone. Time to a rapid rise in impedance was significantly prolonged in the RF plus saline 0.9% and RF plus acetic acid 50% groups compared with RF alone. Conclusions. A combination of RF plus acetic acid 50% infusion is able to generate larger thermolesions than RF only or RF combined with saline 0.9% infusion

  1. Effect of nitrous oxide on cisatracurium infusion demands: a randomized controlled trial

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    Illman Hanna L

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Recent studies have questioned our previous understanding on the effect of nitrous oxide on muscle relaxants, since nitrous oxide has been shown to potentiate the action of bolus doses of mivacurium, rocuronium and vecuronium. This study was aimed to investigate the possible effect of nitrous oxide on the infusion requirements of cisatracurium. Methods 70 ASA physical status I-III patients aged 18-75 years were enrolled in this randomized trial. The patients were undergoing elective surgery requiring general anesthesia with a duration of at least 90 minutes. Patients were randomized to receive propofol and remifentanil by target controlled infusion in combination with either a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide (Nitrous oxide/TIVA group or oxygen in air (Air/TIVA group. A 0.1 mg/kg initial bolus of cisatracurium was administered before tracheal intubation, followed by a closed-loop computer controlled infusion of cisatracurium to produce and maintain a 90% neuromuscular block. Cumulative dose requirements of cisatracurium during the 90-min study period after bolus administration were measured and the asymptotic steady state rate of infusion to produce a constant 90% block was determined by applying nonlinear curve fitting to the data on the cumulative dose requirement during the study period. Results Controller performance, i.e. the ability of the controller to maintain neuromuscular block constant at the setpoint and patient characteristics were similar in both groups. The administration of nitrous oxide did not affect cisatracurium infusion requirements. The mean steady-state rates of infusion were 0.072 +/- 0.018 and 0.066 +/- 0.017 mg * kg-1 * h-1 in Air/TIVA and Nitrous oxide/TIVA groups, respectively. Conclusions Nitrous oxide does not affect the infusion requirements of cisatracurium. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01152905; European Clinical Trials Database at http://eudract.emea.eu.int/2006-006037-41.

  2. Short communication: Postruminal infusion of conjugated linoleic acids negatively impacts milk synthesis in Holstein cows.

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    Bell, J A; Kennelly, J J

    2003-04-01

    In view of the potential of rumen-protected conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) as a means to increase the CLA content of bovine milk, a study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of synthetic CLA on milk production and composition. Four Holstein cows received abomasal infusion of: 1) control, no lipid infusion, 2) 150 g/d of synthetic CLA, 31.7% cis-9, trans-11; 30.4% trans-10, cis-12, 3) 150 g/d of safflower oil, and 4) 150 g/d of tallow. Infusion was carried out for 20 to 22 h/d for 11-d periods in a 4 x 4 Latin square design. The milk fat concentration of cis-9, trans-11 and trans-10, cis-12 isomers of CLA was significantly increased with infusion of CLA. However, CLA infusion had other unexpected effects on milk production and composition. Milk yield dropped significantly during the period of CLA infusion. Furthermore, as well as the typical depression in milk fat reported with trans-10 isomers of CLA, other negative effects specific to CLA infusion were observed including a drop in lactose concentration and yield, a drop in protein yield, and an elevated somatic cell count. The important difference between synthetically produced CLA and CLA produced naturally in the cow is the much higher proportion of trans-10 isomers of CLA in the former. The results of this study suggest that the extent of enrichment possible for trans-10 isomers of CLA, and hence the usefulness of synthetic CLA for this purpose, may be limited because of unacceptable effects on milk yield and composition. PMID:12741557

  3. Effects of alternative steeping methods on composition, antioxidant property and colour of green, black and oolong tea infusions.

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    Lantano, Claudia; Rinaldi, Massimiliano; Cavazza, Antonella; Barbanti, Davide; Corradini, Claudio

    2015-12-01

    Cold water steeping is reported to maximise tea health benefits, but requires long infusion time. In this work, the employment of a brief hot infusion step followed by ice addition was evaluated. The comparison of this innovative method with hot and cold steeping was investigated on green, black and oolong teas. Catechins, xanthines and gallic acid content, antioxidant power, total phenolics and colour analysis were evaluated. Hot infusion shown rapid extractive power, but relevant compound degradation. On the contrary, cold infusion extracted higher level of healthy molecules with slow kinetic. The innovative method achieved in short time similar properties of cold infusion in terms of antioxidant power. As for bioactive compounds, such as gallic acid and epigallocatechin gallate, highest values, about double than in hot infusion, were recorded for green and black teas. This steeping method may represent an alternative approach for industrial beverage preparation. PMID:26604404

  4. A rapid infusion pump driven by micro electromagnetic linear actuation for pre-hospital intravenous fluid administration.

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    Zhao, Peng; Chong, Yinbao; Zhao, An; Lang, Lang; Wang, Qing; Liu, Jiuling

    2015-02-01

    A rapid infusion pump with a maximum flow rate of 6 L/h was designed experimentally using a micro electromagnetic linear actuator, and its effectiveness was evaluated by comparing with that of a commercial Power Infuser under preset flow rates of 0.2, 2, and 6 L/h. The flow rate, air detection sensitivity, occlusion response time, quantitative determination of hemolysis, and power consumption of the infusion devices were extensively investigated using statistical analysis methods (p pump was more stable and accurate, and the hemolysis was significantly less than that of the Power Infuser. The air detection sensitivity and the power consumption could be comparable to that of the Power Infuser except the occlusion response time. The favorable performance made the designed infusion pump a potential candidate for applications in pre-hospital fluid administration. PMID:25628375

  5. Treatment with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion is associated with lower arterial stiffness

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    Vestergaard Rosenlund, Signe; Theilade, Simone

    2014-01-01

    AIMS: To investigate the relationship between arterial stiffness and insulin treatment mode [continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) versus multiple daily injections (MDI)] in type 1 diabetes patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, from 2009 to 2011, including 601 Caucasian type 1 diabetes patients, 58 and 543 treated with CSII and MDI, respectively. Arterial stiffness was measured as pulse wave velocity (PWV) (SphygmoCor, AtCor Medical). Adjustment included gender, age, diabetes duration, HbA1c, heart rate, mean arterial pressure, P-creatinine, urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER), smoking, total daily insulin dose, antihypertensive treatment, previous cardiovascular disease (CVD), total cholesterol and statin treatment. Albuminuria was UAER ?30 mg/24-h, and CVD included myocardial infarction, revascularization, peripheral arterial disease and stroke. RESULTS: CSII- versus MDI-treated patients were 48 versus 57 % men, 51 ± 11 versus 54 ± 13 years old (mean ± SD), had 33 ± 12 versus 32 ± 16 yearsdiabetes duration and HbA1c 7.8 ± 0.9 % (62 ± 10 mmol/mol) versus 8.0 ± 1.2 % (64 ± 13 mmol/mol) (P ? 0.08 for all). PWV was lower in CSII- versus MDI-treated patients (9.3 ± 2.8 vs. 10.4 ± 3.4 m/s; P = 0.016). In fully adjusted analysis, CSII treatment was significantly (P = 0.038) associated with lower PWV, whereas HbA1c-level was not (P = 0.93). CONCLUSIONS: In type 1 diabetes patients, CSII treatment was associated with lower arterial stiffness independent of other risk factors, while HbA1c was not. Although glucose variability was not assessed, our results suggest that glucose variability and not HbA1c-level affect arterial stiffness. This needs confirmation in randomised prospective studies.

  6. ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY: a continuous infusion of cefazolin versus ampicillin/sulbactam and ertapenem

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    Álvaro Antônio Bandeira FERRAZ

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Background The incidence of surgical site infection in bariatric patients is significant and the current recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis are sometimes inadequate. Objective The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of three prophylactic antibiotic regimens on the incidence of surgical site infection. Methods A prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted between January 2009 and January 2013 in which 896 Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses were performed to treat obesity. The study compared three groups of patients according to the perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis administered intravenously and beginning at anesthesia induction: Group I consisting of 194 patients treated with two 3-g doses of ampicillin/sulbactam; Group II with 303 patients treated with a single 1-g dose of ertapenem; and Group III with 399 patients treated with a 2-g dose of cefazolin at anesthesia induction followed by a continuous infusion of cefazolin 1g throughout the surgical procedure. The rate of surgical site infection was analyzed, as well as its association with age, sex, preoperative weight, body mass index and comorbidities. Results The rates of surgical site infection were 4.16% in the group treated prophylactically with ampicillin/sulbactam, 1.98% in the ertapenem group and 1.55% in the continuous cefazolin group. Conclusion The prophylactic use of continuous cefazolin in surgeries for morbid obesity shows very promising results. These findings suggest that some prophylactic regimens need to be reconsidered and even substituted by more effective therapies for the prevention of surgical site infections in bariatric patients.

  7. Platelet transfusion in chemotherapy patients: comparison of the effect of intravenous infusion pumps versus gravity transfusion.

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    Meess, A

    2015-01-01

    Platelet concentrates are given to patients suffering with severe thrombocytopenia usually by a gravity transfusion procedure. Increasing patient numbers that are in need of this treatment increase the pressure on hospital staff and space. In order to combat time issues, the use of medical devices such as intravenous infusion pumps are thought to be beneficial for time and simultaneously for safety in transfusion practices. By using infusion pumps, platelet concentrates can be transfused in less time and provide accurate volume measurements. Manufacturers of infusion pumps claim that these devices are safe to be used for blood products including platelet concentrates. However, published studies were performed on older models and newer devices are on the market now. The purpose of this study is to evaluate infusion pumps, which are claimed to be suitable for blood products and to investigate the impact the pumps had on platelets. Furthermore, the study revealed if the intravenous infusion pumps are safe to be used for platelet transfusion as claimed by manufacturers. A simulated transfusion was performed using the Carefusion Alaris GP Plus volumetric pump and Fresenius Kabi Volumat Agilia infusion pump. Samples were taken from expired platelet concentrates before and after passage through the pump. All samples were investigated for full blood count that included platelet count, mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW) and a plateletcrit (PCT). The samples were then centrifuged to achieve platelet-poor plasma and then tested for lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). A power calculation performed on the statistical power analysis program G*power indicated a requirement of 82 samples for a power of 80%. Statistical analysis was performed with the IBM SPSS statistic software. A paired sample t-test was used to calculate mean, standard deviation and P values for the infusion pumps used. The Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test was used to evaluate results that had a non-normal distribution. No statistically significant changes were found for LDH, PDW and platelet count with the Carefusion infusion pump. PCT and MPV were found to have a statistically significant change with P values of 0.005 and 0.001, respectively, and showed a decrease in their values. The Fresenius Kabi infusion pump has shown no statistically difference in LDH, platelet count, PCT or PDW, with P values of 0.075, 0.425, 0.151 and 0.397, respectively. The MPV showed a statistically significant decrease in its value with a P value devices revealed that there was no influence on the platelet enzyme LDH or the platelet count as the main parameters. However, the findings showed that there was statistically significant differences in MPV of the expired platelet concentrates. PMID:26510266

  8. Computer simulations of propofol infusions for total intravenous anaesthesia in dogs

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    Full Text Available The volatile anaesthetic agents halothane, isoflurane and enflurane are all chlorofluoro-carbons and according to international treaties, their emission into the atmosphere will be prohibited from the year 2030. The agents desflurane and sevoflurane are fluorinated hydrocarbons and act as greenhouse [...] gases. The future of veterinary anaesthesia could be dependent on the development of total intravenous anaesthesia. Drugs utilised in total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) should have a short duration of action and no tendency to accumulate in the body. Propofol has been the dominant agent used. Computer technology has enabled targeted plasma concentration controlled infusions to replace manual infusion regimens. This study simulated the pharmacokinetics of various infusion regimens similar to those used in clinical practice using previously published pharmocokinetic data. Bolus doses of 0, 4, 6 and 8 mg/kg were simulated in combination with infusion rates of 0, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 mg/kg/min for either 240 or 1440 min. The computer was also programmed to maintain a steady state plasma concentration based on the previous simulated data. Generated data were then compared with published data. Changes in the context-sensitive half-life for propofol were also evaluated. Results showed that the generated data were similar to published data. A decrease in plasma concentration to levels associated with a light plane of anaesthesia was evident even when the highest bolus dose and infusion rate were used. There was a slow rise in plasma concentration when only an infusion was used. A lightening of anaesthetic plane may be evident early in the course of TIVA and careful monitoring of anaesthetic depth is required. As the duration of the infusion increased, plasma concentration steadily rose but achieved 95% of the steady state by 204 min. The most dramatic changes in plasma concentration occurred in the first hour of an infusion. Similarly, the infusion rates decreased most in the first 70 min. Most changes in anaesthetic depth are likely to occur early in the course of TIVA and careful observation of anaesthetic depth is required.

  9. Computer simulations of propofol infusions for total intravenous anaesthesia in dogs : review article

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    K.E. Joubert

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available The volatile anaesthetic agents halothane, isoflurane and enflurane are all chlorofluorocarbons and according to international treaties, their emission into the atmosphere will be prohibited from the year 2030. The agents desflurane and sevoflurane are fluorinated hydrocarbons and act as greenhouse gases. The future of veterinary anaesthesia could be dependent on the development of total intravenous anaesthesia. Drugs utilised in total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA should have a short duration of action and no tendency to accumulate in the body. Propofol has been the dominant agent used. Computer technology has enabled targeted plasma concentration controlled infusions to replace manual infusion regimens. This study simulated the pharmacokinetics of various infusion regimens similar to those used in clinical practice using previously published pharmocokinetic data. Bolus doses of 0, 4, 6 and 8 mg/kg were simulated in combination with infusion rates of 0, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 mg/kg/min for either 240 or 1440 min. The computer was also programmed to maintain a steady state plasma concentration based on the previous simulated data. Generated data were then compared with published data. Changes in the context-sensitive half-life for propofol were also evaluated. Results showed that the generated data were similar to published data. A decrease in plasma concentration to levels associated with a light plane of anaesthesia was evident even when the highest bolus dose and infusion rate were used. There was a slow rise in plasma concentration when only an infusion was used. A lightening of anaesthetic plane may be evident early in the course of TIVA and careful monitoring of anaesthetic depth is required. As the duration of the infusion increased, plasma concentration steadily rose but achieved 95 % of the steady state by 204 min. The most dramatic changes in plasma concentration occurred in the first hour of an infusion. Similarly, the infusion rates decreased most in the first 70 min. Most changes in anaesthetic depth are likely to occur early in the course of TIVA and careful observation of anaesthetic depth is required.

  10. Tolerability of Shortened Infliximab Infusion in Scheduled Maintenance Therapy for IBD: A Prospective Multi-center European Cohort Study

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    Ragnar Befrits

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available AIM: Although an infusion time of at least one hour is mandatedby the European label for infliximab (IFX maintenance treatmentof patients with IBD, shorter infusion times of 30 min have beenreported with low dose treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. The aim ofthis study was to prospectively evaluate the tolerability of shortenedIFX infusions in a multi-center cohort study.METHODS: Adults with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitistolerating at least seven IFX infusions (5 mg/kg of which at least3 infusions over one hour, without infusion reactions, were invitedto receive the same dose in 30 min for four consecutive infusionsand with the same dosing frequency. The primary endpoint was theproportion of patients completing the trial without a severe infusionreaction. Tolerability, infusion times and total procedure times,clinical disease activity and patient preference was assessed at everyinfusion.RESULTS: One hundred eleven (25 UC, 84 CD, 2 IBD-unclassifiedpatients enrolled in the trial. All shortened, 30 minute infusions werecompleted by 91/111 (83% patients and no severe infusion reactionswere observed. Mild to moderate reactions occurred in 10/111patients (6 acute and twenty terminated before week 24; infusionreactions (11, increased dosing of IFX (4, loss of efficacy (4 and 1patient moved out of the country. Median clinical activity indices andCRP remained stable throughout the study.CONCLUSION: In a selected population of patients with IBD,who have tolerated IFX maintenance infusions, infusion times canbe shortened from one hour to 30 min. No severe infusion reactionswere observed.

  11. Efficacy of Continuous S(+)-Ketamine Infusion for Postoperative Pain Control: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

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    Miziara, Luiz Eduardo de Paula Gomes; Simoni, Ricardo Francisco; Esteves, Luís Otávio; Cangiani, Luis Henrique; Grillo-Filho, Gil Fernando Ribeiro; Paula, Anderson Garcia Lima e

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    Aim. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy of continuous intraoperative infusion of S(+)-ketamine under intravenous anesthesia with target-controlled infusion of remifentanil and propofol for postoperative pain control. Methods. Forty-eight patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were assigned to receive continuous S(+)-ketamine infusion at a rate of 0.3?mg·kg?1·h?1 (n=24, intervention group) or an equivalent volume of saline at th...

  12. Alterations in the mitotic index of Allium cepa induced by infusions of Pluchea sagittalis submitted to three different cultivation systems

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    Liana V. Rossato; Tedesco, Solange B.; Haywood D. Laughinghouse IV; Júlia G. Farias; Fernando T. Nicoloso

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    We evaluated the antiproliferative effect of infusions from Pluchea sagittalis using the Allium cepa test. Infusions in three concentrations (2.5, 5, and 25 g dm-3) of leaves cultivated in three environments (in vitro, acclimatized growth chamber, and field) were used. Six onion bulbs were used for each of the eight treatments, and the mitotic index was obtained from 6000 cells per treatment. In conclusion, leaf infusions of P. sagittalis cultivated in the field have a high antiproliferative ...

  13. Comparison of the Safety and Pharmacokinetics of ST-246® after IV Infusion or Oral Administration in Mice, Rabbits and Monkeys

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    Chen, Yali; Amantana, Adams; Tyavanagimatt, Shanthakumar R.; Zima, Daniela; Yan, X. Steven; Kasi, Gopi; Weeks, Morgan; Stone, Melialani A.; Weimers, William C.; Samuel, Peter; Tan, Ying; Jones, Kevin F.; Lee, Daniel R.; Kickner, Shirley S.; Saville, Bradley M.; Lauzon, Martin; McIntyre, Alan; Honeychurch, Kady M.; Jordan, Robert; Hruby, Dennis E.; Leeds, Janet M.

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    Background ST-246® is an antiviral, orally bioavailable small molecule in clinical development for treatment of orthopoxvirus infections. An intravenous (IV) formulation may be required for some hospitalized patients who are unable to take oral medication. An IV formulation has been evaluated in three species previously used in evaluation of both efficacy and toxicology of the oral formulation. Methodology/Principal Findings The pharmacokinetics of ST-246 after IV infusions in mice, rabbits and nonhuman primates (NHP) were compared to those obtained after oral administration. Ten minute IV infusions of ST-246 at doses of 3, 10, 30, and 75 mg/kg in mice produced peak plasma concentrations ranging from 16.9 to 238 µg/mL. Elimination appeared predominately first-order and exposure dose-proportional up to 30 mg/kg. Short IV infusions (5 to 15 minutes) in rabbits resulted in rapid distribution followed by slower elimination. Intravenous infusions in NHP were conducted at doses of 1 to 30 mg/kg. The length of single infusions in NHP ranged from 4 to 6 hours. The pharmacokinetics and tolerability for the two highest doses were evaluated when administered as two equivalent 4 hour infusions initiated 12 hours apart. Terminal elimination half-lives in all species for oral and IV infusions were similar. Dose-limiting central nervous system effects were identified in all three species and appeared related to high Cmax plasma concentrations. These effects were eliminated using slower IV infusions. Conclusions/Significance Pharmacokinetic profiles after IV infusion compared to those observed after oral administration demonstrated the necessity of longer IV infusions to (1) mimic the plasma exposure observed after oral administration and (2) avoid Cmax associated toxicity. Shorter infusions at higher doses in NHP resulted in decreased clearance, suggesting saturated distribution or elimination. Elimination half-lives in all species were similar between oral and IV administration. The administration of ST-246 was well tolerated as a slow IV infusion. PMID:21858040

  14. Urokinase Lysis for Acute Left Subclavian Artery Thrombosis after Placement of Infusion Catheter: Report of Two Cases

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    We present two cases of acute subclavian and/or axillary arterial occlusion after transaxillary catheterization with an implantable port for hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy. They were successfully treated with thrombolytic therapy using intraarterial administration of urokinase without removal of the infusion catheter system. We consider that this treatment is suitable for managing acute thrombosis of the conduit artery after catheterization for hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy

  15. Materials Characterisation and Analysis for Flow Simulation of Liquid Resin Infusion

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    Sirtautas, J.; Pickett, A. K.; George, A.

    2015-06-01

    Liquid Resin Infusion (LRI) processes including VARI and VARTM have received increasing attention in recent years, particularly for infusion of large parts, or for low volume production. This method avoids the need for costly matched metal tooling as used in Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) and can provide fast infusion if used in combination with flow media. Full material characterisation for LRI analysis requires models for three dimensional fabric permeability as a function of fibre volume content, fabric through-thickness compliance as a function of resin pressure, flow media permeability and resin viscosity. The characterisation of fabric relaxation during infusion is usually determined from cyclic compaction tests on saturated fabrics. This work presents an alternative method to determine the compressibility by using LRI flow simulation and fitting a model to experimental thickness measurements during LRI. The flow media is usually assumed to have isotropic permeability, but this work shows greater simulation accuracy from combining the flow media with separation plies as a combined orthotropic material. The permeability of this combined media can also be determined by fitting the model with simulation to LRI flow measurements. The constitutive models and the finite element solution were validated by simulation of the infusion of a complex aerospace demonstrator part.

  16. Reassessment of primed constant-infusion tracer method to measure urea kinetics

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    The validity of the primed constant-infusion tracer technique to make short-term measurements of urea production rates (R/sub a/) in humans in a physiological steady state and during disruption of steady state was evaluated. Four subjects received a primed constant infusion (P/I = 560 min) of [13C]urea for 8 h. A plateau in urea enrichment was reached after 2 h and maintained throughout. When [13C]- and [18O]urea were simultaneously infused into four subjects at P/I ratios of 560:1 and 360:1, respectively, both tracers reached plateau enrichment at the same time (2-4 h). The enrichment at plateau was a function of the infusion rate rather than the priming dose, and calculated urea R/sub a/ was the same with either prime. In five additional experiments the technique responded acutely to a physiological perturbation (alanine infusion) in a dose-dependent manner. The results confirm that this technique is appropriate for short-term measurements of urea R/sub a/, and the requirement for accuracy in estimating the priming dose is not impractically stringent

  17. Impact of Computerized Order Entry to Pharmacy Interface on Order-Infusion Pump Discrepancies

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    Triscari, David; Murkowski, Kathy; Scanlon, Matthew C.

    2015-01-01

    Background. The ability of safety technologies to decrease errors, harm, and risk to patients has yet to be demonstrated consistently. Objective. To compare discrepancies between medication and intravenous fluid (IVF) orders and bedside infusion pump settings within a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) before and after implementation of an interface between computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and pharmacy systems. Methods. Within a 72-bed PICU, medication and IVF orders in the CPOE system and bedside infusion pump settings were collected. Rates of discrepancy were calculated and categorized by type. Results were compared to a study conducted prior to interface implementation. Expansion of PICU also occurred between study periods. Results. Of 455 observations, discrepancy rate decreased for IVF (p = 0.01) compared to previous study. Overall discrepancy rate for medications was unchanged; however, medications infusing without an order decreased (p < 0.01), and orders without corresponding infusion increased (p < 0.05). Conclusions. Following implementation of an interface between CPOE and pharmacy systems, fewer discrepancies between IVF orders and infusion pump settings were observed. Discrepancies for medications did not change, and some types of discrepancies increased. In addition to interface implementation, changes in healthcare delivery and workflow related to ICU expansion contributed to observed changes.

  18. Inositol lipid metabolism in vasopressin stimulated hepatocytes from rats infused with tumor necrosis factor

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    Spitzer, J.A.; Rodriguez de Turco, E.B. (Louisiana State Univ. Medical Center, New Orleans (USA))

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    We studied the effect of i.v. infusion of human recombinant tumor necrosis factor alpha (rHuTNF alpha, Cetus, 15 micrograms/100 g bw over 3 h) on vasopressin (VP)-stimulated {sup 32}P-inositol lipid turnover and the release of {sup 3}H-inositol phosphates in isolated rat hepatocytes. The early VP-induced decrease (within 30 s) in {sup 32}P-phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate and {sup 32}P-phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate labeling was significantly reduced (-40%) and at the same time the uptake of {sup 32}P into phosphatidic acid was 50% lower than in saline-infused (matched control) rats. Within 5 min of VP-stimulation, lower {sup 32}P phosphatidylinositol (-40%) and higher {sup 32}P-phosphatidic acid (+30%) labeling were observed in rHuTNF alpha-infused rats. Infusion of rHuTNF alpha also affected the VP-induced release of {sup 3}H-inositol phosphates. The accumulation of {sup 3}H-inositol-labeled water soluble products was decreased by 25% and 17% at 30 s and 10 min, respectively. These data show that rHuTNF alpha mimics early perturbations induced by Escherichia coli endotoxin infusion in VP-stimulated inositol lipid metabolism in rat hepatocytes.

  19. MRI of acute cerebral infarcts: increased contrast enhancement with continuous infusion of gadolinium

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    We compared contrast enhancement on T1-weighted MRI of acute cerebral infarcts after conventional bolus administration and continuous infusion of gadolinium. We examined 12 patients with a history of acute stroke with contrast-enhanced MRI once a week for a 1 month. Only ischaemic lesions were investigated after cerebral haemorrhage had been excluded by CT. Each MRI study included T2- and proton density-weighted sequences for determination of the size and site of the infarct, immediate postinjection T1-weighted imaging after bolus administration of 0.1 mmol/kg gadolinium-DPTA and delayed T1-weighted imaging after additional continuous infusion of 0.1 mmol/kg over 2 h. A total of 42 MRI studies was performed. In the first week after the onset of stroke, most infarcts (8 of 10) did not enhance after bolus administration, whereas all showed distinct contrast enhancement after the infusion. In the following weeks all but two infarcts showed contrast enhancement after bolus administration; after continuous infusion contrast enhancement could be seen in all cases. While contrast enhancement after bolus administration showed the typical gyriform pattern, enhanced areas were more extensive after the infusion and usually covered the entire infarcted area shown on T2- and proton density-weighted images. We presume that the disturbed blood-brain barrier in ischaemic areas favours delivery of contrast medium to the infarcted tissue if it is offered continuously so that a steady state can develop. (orig.)

  20. Low flow measurement for infusion pumps: implementation and uncertainty determination of the normalized method

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    Intravenous drug delivery is a standard practice in hospitalized patients. As the blood concentration reached depends directly on infusion rate, it is important to use safe devices that guarantee output accuracy. In pediatric intensive care units, low infusion rates (i.e. lower than 10.0 ml/h) are frequently used. Thus, it would be necessary to use control programs to search for deviations at this flow range. We describe the implementation of a gravimetric method to test infusion pumps in low flow delivery. The procedure recommended by the ISO/IEC 60601-2-24 standard was used being a reasonable option among the methods frequently used in hospitals, such as infusion pumps analyzers and volumetric cylinders. The main uncertainty sources affecting this method are revised and a numeric and graphic uncertainty analysis is presented in order to show its dependence on flow. Additionally, the obtained uncertainties are compared to those presented by an automatic flow analyzer. Finally, the results of a series of tests performed on a syringe infusion pump operating at low rates are shown.

  1. Chemoradiotherapy using retrograde superselective intra-arterial infusion for advanced oral cancer

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    Concurrent chemoradiotherapy using retrograde superselective intra-arterial infusion demonstrates good local control and overall survival rates due to the advantage of simultaneous infusion of anticancer agent with the synergistic effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This study evaluated the therapeutic results, overall survival and local control rates in patients with advanced oral cancer treated with definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy using retrograde superselective intra-arterial infusion. A total of 688 patients with carcinoma of the head and neck were referred to our institution between January 2001 and December 2006. Among them, 175 patients with carcinoma of the oral cavity underwent definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy using retrograde superselective intra-arterial infusion. Treatment consisted of superselective intra-arterial infusions (docetaxel, total 60 mg/m2, cisplatin, total 125-150 mg/m2) and daily concurrent radiotherapy (total 50-60 Gy) for 5-6 weeks. Four weeks after the completion of all treatments, patients underwent biopsy of the primary lesion and radiological examinations. Complete response (CR) of the primary site was achieved in 160 (91.4%) of the 175 patients. Residual disease at the primary site was seen in 15 patients (8.6%), and 14 patients (8.0%) showed local recurrence during follow-up. Five-year survival and local control rates were 71.6% and 82.2%, respectively. (author)

  2. Apoptosis and histological response of preoperative intraarterial chemotherapy infusion for colorectal carcinoma

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    Objective: To investigate apoptosis and histological response of preoperative intraarterial chemotherapy infusion for colorectal carcinoma. Methods: Fifty patients with colorectal carcinoma were treated by intraarterial infusion of anti-cancer drugs. Surgical resection of the tumor was performed 5-30 days after the intraarterial infusion (mean 12 days). The histological response was evaluated. The density and distribution of the apoptosis cells were observed by DNA nick end labelling technique. 22 biopsy specimens before the intraarterial chemotherapy and 25 normal mucosa (obtained from surgery specimen) were used as controls. Results: The total histological response rate was 100% with grade I in 20 cases, grade II in 21 cases, and grade III in 9 cases. The density of the apoptosis cells was 31.47±5.58 before and 76.69±17.12 after the intraarterial chemotherapy infusion, and 8.01±3.39 in normal mucosa, respectively. The density of the apoptosis cells after the intraarterial chemotherapy was significantly higher than that before the intraarterial chemotherapy (t=13.701, P2=4.696, P>0.30). The apoptosis of adenocarcinoma was significantly different with different histological response (F=7.73, P0.05) and for adenocarcinoma with different pathological stages (F=0.001376, P>0.05). Conclusion: As an effective and safe procedure, preoperative transcatheter intraarterial chemotherapy infusion achieves a significant histological response and apoptosis in colorectal adenocarcinoma

  3. The contamination of intravenous fluids by writing on the infusion bag: Fact or fiction?

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    Full Text Available Introduction -Laboratory experiments were conducted to ascertain whether Sharpie® brand black permanent marker ink will permeate through intravenous infusion bags. The practice of writing directly on infusion bags is a frequent yet controversial practice. There are no known written standards that exist which pertain to this practice. Methods – Five types of intravenous bags containing different solutions marked with black ink from a fine point felt tipped Sharpie® marker. Sample extraction occurred after infusion bags had been warmed to 40 C or remained ambient.  Spectrophotometric scans and measurements were conducted at 300 to 600 NM on each solution contained in the experimental bags. Writing with Sharpie® pens on filter paper and surgical tape was also conducted. Results – A total of 17 experiments were conducted with intravenous bags of five different types of manufacture.  There appeared to be no visible or ultraviolet spectrophotometric evidence of leaching of the ink from Sharpie® pens. Four different lot numbers of Sharpie® pens were used. Surgical tape that was written on using Sharpie® markers readily exhibited visible evidence of permeability. Discussion - The experiments conducted would appear to indicate that the infusion containers tested maintained an intact barrier to the application of Sharpie® brand permanent marker ink. Writing on surgical tape does not stop the permeability of Sharpie® pens. This study could serve as a suitable pilot study for others to conduct a much more comprehensive study using a greater number of intravenous containers, solutions and ink markers.   Keywords: Fluid therapy, infusion, ink, intravenous, writing.

  4. Intravenous infusion of hyperosmotic NaCl solution induces acute cor pulmonale in anesthetized rats.

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    Abe, Chikara; Tsuru, Yoshiharu; Iwata, Chihiro; Ogihara, Ryosuke; Morita, Hironobu

    2013-01-01

    Intravenous hyperosmotic NaCl infusion is an effective treatment for circulatory shock. However, a fast infusion rate (2 mL/kg at the rate of 1 mL/s) induces transient hypotension. This response has been reported to be due to decreased total peripheral resistance and/or decreased cardiac performance. Although the hypotension is transient and recovers within 2 min without detrimental consequences, it is important to understand the associated hemodynamics and mechanisms. We found that the hypotensive effect was larger with intravenous NaCl infusion than with intra-aortic infusion, indicating that change in cardiac performance played a more significant role than change in peripheral resistance. NaCl infusion induced an increase in pulmonary vascular resistance and central venous pressure and a decrease in right ventricular dP/dt max, suggesting acute cor pulmonale. Diastolic ventricular crosstalk-induced left ventricular failure was also observed. Hyperosmotic NaCl-induced hypotension was therefore mainly due to a combination of acute cor pulmonale and left ventricular failure. PMID:23015108

  5. [Treatment of radicular syndromes of lumbar osteochondrosis using peridural infusions of drugs].

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    Maga?, N V; Farber, M A

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    A total of 107 patients with radicular syndromes of lumbar osteochondrosis were treated with epidural infusions of ganglefen (54 patients), rumalon (43 patients) and morphine (10 patients) following an unsuccessful prolonged in- and out-patient treatment with the conventional methods. The therapy involved infusion into the lumbar epidural space of 2 ml of 1.5% solution of ganglefen in 20 ml of physiological saline or 0.5% solution of procaine, 1 ml of rumalon in 20 ml of isotonic saline and 4-8 mg of morphine in 10 ml of physiological saline. The number of epidural infusions varied from 1 to 5. A positive effect was obtained in 72.9% of the patients 24 hours after the first epidural infusion and in 90.6% of the patients after the full course of treatment. In the control group of patients (n = 100) treated with epidural infusions of procaine, vitamin B12, lidase, and steroid hormones the results were 57.9% and 76.9% respectively. The difference was statistically significant (p less than 0.05). PMID:3673411

  6. A study on radiation therapy combined with superselective intraarterial infusion therapy for maxillary sinus carcinoma

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    The data of 14 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the maxillary sinus who were admitted to our hospital and received radiation therapy and concurrent superselective intraarterial infusion therapy between 1998 and 2008 were analyzed to determine the effect of the primary treatment and the adverse events. The subjects were between 43 and 79 years old (median, 61 years old), and there were 10 male and 4 female patients. Superselective intraarterial infusion therapy was administered using the Seldinger method, and cisplatin (CDDP) was administered by intraarterial infusion at a total of 200 mg/m2. 5-fluorouracil (FU) was systemically administered by intravenous infusion at the dose of 800 mg/m2 from day 2 to day 5. In addition, radiation therapy was given concurrently, beginning on day 2. At 4 weeks after completion of the scheduled radiation therapy combined with superselective intraarterial infusion therapy, the treatment effect was judged based on macroscopic, radiological and histopathological findings. The response rates to the primary treatment were as follows: 57.1%, complete response (CR) (8 patients) and 42.9%, partial response (PR) (6 patients). Thus, the overall response rate was 100%. As for the adverse events, while grade 4 cerebral infarction occurred in one patient, all of the other adverse events were reversible and not serious. The safety of the treatment was therefore considered to be acceptable. We are planning to investigate the long-term outcomes in a future study. (author)

  7. Safety of adenosine stress myocardial perfusion imaging by a one-route infusion protocol

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    When adenosine stress testing is performed, a vein is generally accessed in each arm. To determine whether the one-route infusion protocol, that is, infusion via one upper arm vein, is safe, myocardial perfusion imaging was performed during adenosine stress testing in patients with angina pectoris. Sixty-six consecutive patients (43 men, 68±11 years of age) with suspected coronary artery disease were enrolled in this study. For the stress test, adenosine was injected at 120 ?g/kg/min for 6 minutes. Systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and heart rate did not show any significant changes after injection of the adenosine and radioisotope (RI) tracer. Adverse events during infusion of the adenosine were seen in 42 (64%) patients and included chest discomfort/oppression in 17 (26%) and dyspnea/throat discomfort in 15 (23%). On the other hand, adverse events just after infusion of the RI tracer occurred in 5 (8%) patients and included chest oppression in 2 (3%) and dyspnea in 1 (2%). Almost all adverse events disappeared quickly without treatment. Therefore, we concluded that adenosine stress myocardial perfusion imaging using a one-route infusion protocol is safe and useful to do for patients unable to secure veins in both arms. (author)

  8. Real-time myocardial contrast echocardiography in rat: infusion versus bolus administration.

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    Su, Hai-Li; Qian, Yun-Qiu; Wei, Zhang-Rui; He, Jian-Guo; Li, Guo-Quan; Zhang, Jun; Zhou, Xiao-Dong; Jing, Wang

    2009-05-01

    To compare the feasibility of real-time myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) in rats with infusion and bolus administration of a second-generation ultrasound contrast agent BR1. B-mode real-time MCE was performed in 12 Sprague Dawley rats following the BR1 infusion or bolus injection. The myocardium signal intensity (SI) was plotted against time and was fitted to exponential functions. The plateau SI (A) and rate of SI increase (beta) for the infusion study and peak signal intensity (PSI) for the bolus study were obtained. (99m)Tc-Sestamibi and Evans blue were used to assess myocardial blood perfusion and to calculate the myocardium perfusion defect area ex vivo. High-quality real-time MCE images were successfully obtained using each method. At baseline, all LV segments showed even contrast distribution. Following left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) ligation, significant perfusion defect was observed in LAD beds with a significantly decreased A* beta and PSI values compared with LCx beds (Infusion: A*beta (LAD): 5.42 +/- 1.57 dB, A*beta (LCx): 46.52 +/- 5.32 dB, p real-time MCE technique can provide a reliable and noninvasive approach for myocardial perfusion assessment in rats and the infusion method was more suitable for quantitative analysis of myocardial blood flow. PMID:19410132

  9. Inositol lipid metabolism in vasopressin stimulated hepatocytes from rats infused with tumor necrosis factor

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    We studied the effect of i.v. infusion of human recombinant tumor necrosis factor alpha (rHuTNF alpha, Cetus, 15 micrograms/100 g bw over 3 h) on vasopressin (VP)-stimulated 32P-inositol lipid turnover and the release of 3H-inositol phosphates in isolated rat hepatocytes. The early VP-induced decrease (within 30 s) in 32P-phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate and 32P-phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate labeling was significantly reduced (-40%) and at the same time the uptake of 32P into phosphatidic acid was 50% lower than in saline-infused (matched control) rats. Within 5 min of VP-stimulation, lower 32P phosphatidylinositol (-40%) and higher 32P-phosphatidic acid (+30%) labeling were observed in rHuTNF alpha-infused rats. Infusion of rHuTNF alpha also affected the VP-induced release of 3H-inositol phosphates. The accumulation of 3H-inositol-labeled water soluble products was decreased by 25% and 17% at 30 s and 10 min, respectively. These data show that rHuTNF alpha mimics early perturbations induced by Escherichia coli endotoxin infusion in VP-stimulated inositol lipid metabolism in rat hepatocytes

  10. PENGARUH INFUS BUAH Foeniculum vulgare Mill PADA SIKLUS ESTRUS DAN BOBOT UTERUS TIKUS PUTIH

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    Sa'roni Sa'roni

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    Full Text Available Buah Foeniculum vulgare Mill (adas secara tradisional untuk obat dan campuran jamu pengatur haid. Diduga buah Foeniculum vulgare Mill mempunyai pengaruh pada sistem reproduksi. Oleh karena itu, kami melakukan penelitian pengaruh infus buah Foeniculum vulgare Mill pada siklus estrus dan bobot uterus tikus putih.Infus diberikan secara oral sekali sehari selama 12 hari dengan dosis setara dengan 7,3 mg, 73 mg dan 219 mg/100 g bobot badan. Selama pemberian bahan, siklus estrus diperiksa setiap hari dan pada hari ke-13 diotopsi dan ditimbang bobot uterusnya.Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa infus buah Foeniculum vulgare Mill setara dengan serbuk 7,3 mg, 73 mg dan 219 mg/100 g bobot badan dapat menghambat fase estrus (masa subur. Infus setara dengan serbuk 7 mg dan 219 mg/100 g bobot badan kelihatan dapat menghambat fase estrus yang sangat nyata dibandingkan dengan akuades. Infus buah Foeniculum vulgare Mill setara dengan serbuk 219 mg/100 g bobot badan dapat menurunkan bobot uterus, tetapi secara statistik tidak berbeda nyata dengan akuades. Kata kunci: Obat tradisional; Foeniculum vulgare Mill; Sistem Reproduksi

  11. Intra-arterial cis-diamminedichloroplatinum infusion treatment for widespread hepatocellular carcinoma

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    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of intra-arterial infusion of Cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (C-DDP) for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinomas with widespread involvement. We retrospectively analyzed 22 patients who between July 1994 and June 1996 had undergone intra-arterial c-DDP infusion therapy for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinomas with widespread involvement. The hepatomas involved both lobes in ten, portal venous obstructions in fourteen, arterio-portal shunts in nine, and arterio-venous shunts in two. Proper hepatic artery was selected for infusion of 100 mg/BSA of C-DDP. The same procedure was repeated every 3 to 4 weeks, and the total number of infusions was 65. On the basis of WHO criteria, response was classified as complete remission, partial remission, stable, or progression of the disease. Six-month and one-year survival rates were estimated, and adverse reactions were evaluated. Although the response rate is not high, intra-arterial C-DDP infusion therapy can be used as an alternative treatment for hepatocellular carcinomas with widespread involvement; adverse reactions are tolerable. (author). 16 refs., 3 figs

  12. The pharmacokinetics of dexmedetomidine administered as a constant rate infusion in horses.

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    Ranheim, B; Risberg, Ã… I; Spadavecchia, C; Landsem, R; Haga, H A

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    Dexmedetomidine, the most selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist in clinical use, is increasingly being used in both conscious and anaesthetized horses; however, the pharmacokinetics and sedative effects of this drug administered alone as an infusion are not previously described in horses. Seven horses received an infusion of 8 μg dexmedetomidine/kg/h for 150 min, venous blood samples were collected, and dexmedetomidine concentrations were assayed using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS) and analyzed using noncompartmental pharmacokinetic analysis. Sedation was scored as the distance from the lower lip of the horse to the ground measured in centimetre. The harmonic mean (SD) plasma elimination half-life (Lambda z half-life) for dexmedetomidine was 20.9 (5.1) min, clearance (Cl) was 0.3 (0.20) L/min/kg, and volume of distribution at steady-state (Vdss ) was 13.7 (7.9) L/kg. There was a considerable individual variation in the concentration of dexmedetomidine vs. time profile. The level of sedation covaried with the plasma concentration of dexmedetomidine. This implies that for clinical use of dexmedetomidine constant rate infusion in conscious horses, infusion rates can be easily adjusted to effect, and this is preferable to an infusion at a predetermined value. PMID:25229603

  13. L-arginine infusion increases basal but not activated cerebral blood flow in humans

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    Reutens, D C; McHugh, M D; Toussaint, P J; Evans, A C; Gjedde, A; Meyer, E; Stewart, D J

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    Nitric oxide is a potent vasodilator. Infusion of its precursor, L-arginine, results in increased cerebral blood flow (CBF) in experimental animals. We examined the effects of L-arginine infusion on CBF in humans using positron emission tomography and the quantitative H2(15)O method. Six subjects...... received 500 ml of 0.9% NaCl solution, and six subjects received an infusion of L-arginine (16.7 mg/kg/min; 500 mg/kg). Before and after the i.v. infusion, paired CBF measurements were performed at baseline and with vibrotactile stimulation of the right hand. In scans performed without vibrotactile...... stimulation, mean whole-brain CBF increased from 34.9 +/- 3.7 ml 100 g-1 min-1 to 38.2 +/- 4.4 ml 100 g-1 min-1. (9.5%; p < 0.005) after L-arginine infusion. The temporal pattern of CBF changes differed from that of plasma growth hormone and insulin levels and of arterial pH. In contrast, in the saline group...

  14. Chronic intrastriatal dopamine infusions in rats with unilateral lesions of the substantia nigra

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    This study examined the effects of continuously supplied dopamine delivered directly into the dopamine-deficient striatum. Rats received unilateral lesions of the substantia nigra by stereotaxic administration of 6-hydroxydopamine and were tested for apomorphine-induced rotational behavior and general activity. Osmotic mini-pumps were filled with dopamine in various concentrations, implanted subcutaneously and connected to a cannula implanted directly into the striatum. The system delivered solution at a rate of .5 ?l/hr for two weeks. Dopamine in a dosage of 0.5 ?g/per hour reduced apomorphine-induced rotational behavior by a mean of 52 +/- 5.8% (mean +/- SEM n=20) with a maximal individual decrease of 99%. There was no change in general activity or increase in stereotype behavior. Infusions of vehicle solutions did not decrease rotational behavior. Spread of the infused dopamine and its metabolites was estimated by adding 3H-dopamine to the pumps in tracer quantities. Radioactivity was highly concentrated at the infusion site and decreased rapidly within a few mm from the infusion site. Continuous infusion methods may eventually prove to be effective in the treatment of nigro-striatal degenerative disease. 12 references, 4 figures

  15. Trioctanoin infusion increases in vivo leucine oxidation: a lesson in isotope modeling

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    We have reported that infusion of trioctanoin in conscious dogs had little effect on leucine oxidation but decreased the rate of appearance (Ra) and interconversion of leucine and its alpha-keto acid, alpha-ketoisocaproate (KIC). To verify that these conclusions were independent of the leucine tracers and isotope models employed, the studies were repeated using [1-14C]leucine and [4,5-3H]KIC rather than [1-14C]KIC and [4,5-3H]leucine. In the present study, leucine oxidation calculated using the plasma [14C]leucine or [14C]KIC specific activities (SA) increased nearly twofold (P less than 0.001) during trioctanoin infusion in direct contrast to our previous results. When the data from either study were analyzed using the plasma SA of the leucine moiety reciprocal to the infused tracer as a potential indicator of the intracellular leucine SA, similar conclusions were obtained from either study: trioctanoin infusion in conscious dogs appears to increase whole-body leucine oxidation and does not decrease proteolysis. These studies challenge the validity of previously used isotope models of leucine metabolism and suggest that the plasma KIC SA during infusion of labeled leucine may most accurately reflect changes in whole-body leucine metabolism

  16. Recycling of an amino acid label with prolonged isotope infusion: Implications for kinetic studies

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    To investigate whether recycling of a labeled amino acid would occur after 24 h of infusion, two groups of normal volunteers were infused with [3H]leucine and alpha-[14C]-ketoisocaproate for 4 h and [2H3]leucine for either 4 or 24 h (groups I and II, respectively). Entry of [2H3]leucine at steady state into the plasma space was indistinguishable from its infusion rate for group I but 30% higher (P less than 0.001) than this rate for group II, demonstrating significant recycling of label. After discontinuation of the infusions, isotope disappearance from the plasma space was followed for 2 h. The 3H and 14C decay data for both groups suggest that plasma leucine and alpha- ketoisocaproate are derived from a single intracellular pool in the postabsorptive state. In group I, the 3H and 2H labels decayed identically; whereas, in group II, the decay of [2H3]-leucine and alpha- [2H3]ketoisocaproate was slower (P less than 0.01) than the decay of [3H]leucine and alpha-[3H]ketoisocaproate, confirming re-entry of label after a 24-h infusion. Therefore kinetic values calculated from models assuming no recycling of labeled amino acids are most likely not quantitative and must be interpreted with care when flux does not change or decreases

  17. Direct vs. indirect pathway of hepatic glycogen synthesis as a function of glucose infusion rate

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    This study was initiated to determine the influence of the rate of exogenous glucose administration on liver glycogen synthesis by the direct (glucose uptake and incorporation into glycogen) vs the indirect pathway (glucose degradation to 3-carbon intermediates, e.g., lactate, prior to incorporation into glycogen). Catheterized rats were fasted 2 days prior to receiving a 3 hr infusion of glucose at rates of 0 to 230 ?mol/min/kg containing tracer [6-3H]- and [U-14C]-glucose. Plasma glucose (r = 0.80), insulin (r = 0.90) and lactate (r = 0.84) were correlated with glucose infusion rate. The rate of liver glycogen deposition (0.46 +/- 0.03 ?mol/min/g) did not differ between a glucose infusion rate of 20 and 230 ?mol/min/kg. At the lowest and highest glucose infusion rates hepatic glycogenesis accounted for 87 +/- 6 and 9 +/- 1% of the total glucose load, respectively. The percent contribution of the direct pathways to glycogen deposition ([3H] specific activity in hepatic glycogen/[3H] specific activity in plasma glucose) increased from 16 +/- 3 to 83 +/- 5% from lowest to highest glucose infusion rates (prevailing plasma glucose concentrations: 9 +/- 1 and 21 +/- 2 mM, respectively). The results indicate that the relative contribution of the direct and indirect pathways of glucogen synthesis are dependent upon the glucose load or plasma glucose concentration

  18. UJI KHASIAT ANTIDIARE INFUS DAUN JATI BELANDA (GUAZUMA ulmifolia LAMK. PADA TIKUS PUTIH

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    Dian Sundari

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    Full Text Available Salah satu pemakaian empirik daun jati-belanda adalah sebagai obat mencret atau diare. Diketahui di dalam daun jati-belanda terkandung zat yang berperan sebagai astrigen yaitu menciutkan lapisan permukaan usus, sehingga mengurangi kepekaan sekresi yang dapat menekan peristaltik usus. Untuk mengetahui efek antidiare infus daun jati-belanda, telah dilakukan percobaan uji khasiat antidiare infus daun jati-belanda (Guazuma ulmifolia Lamk. menggunakan model tikus putih yang dibuat diare dengan pemberian minyak jarak. Infus daun jati-belanda diberikan secara oral dengan dosis 60 mg, 180 mg dan 600 mg/100 g bb. satu jam sebelum pemberian minyak jarak. Sebagai pembanding positif digunakan Loperamide HC1 dengan dosis 0,12 mg/100 g bb. serta akuades sebagai kontrol negatif. Hasil percobaan menunjukkan bahwa pemberian infus dengan dosis 60 mg dan 180 mg/100 g bb. memperlihatkan efek antidiare dibandingkan dengan akuades, tetapi bila dibandingkan dengan Loperamide kedua dosis tersebut efek antidiarenya lebih kecil. Infus dosis 600 mg/100 g bb. mempunyai efek antidiare yang hampir sama dengan Loperamide.   Kata kunci: Tanaman Obat, Jati-Belanda (Guazuma ulmifolia Lamk., Antidiare.

  19. [Three successful cases of continuous dexmedetomidine infusion for the treatment of intractable delirium associated with cancer pain].

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    Komasawa, Nobuyasu; Kimura, Yoshie; Hato, Akio; Ikegaki, Junichi

    2013-12-01

    We report three cases of successful treatment of intractable delirium associated with cancer pain with continuous dexmedetomidine (DEX) infusion. Case 1 : An 83-year-old man receiving oral oxycodone for lung cancer pain developed delirium. He was resistant to haloperidol infusion, oral quetiapine, and opioid rotation. DEX infusion was administered at 0.4 microg kg-1 hr-1, and his delirium resolved. Case 2: A 50-year-old woman with cervical cancer of the uterus suffered from sepsis but could not take oral oxycodone. After continuous morphine infusion, she developed delirium. She was resistant to haloperidol infusion or injections of oxycodone for opioid rotation, but DEX infusion at 0.4 microg kg-1hr-1 led to disappearance of delirium symptoms. Case 3: A 71-year-old woman with advanced renal cancer was treated with epidural analgesia to alleviate cancer pain. She subsequently developed delirium but was resistant to haloperidol or chlorpromazine infusion. DEX infusion at 0.3 microg kg-1 hr-1 led to disappearance of delirium symptoms and orientation recovery. DEX infusion may be effective for the treatment of intractable delirium associated with cancer pain. PMID:24498781

  20. AT1 Receptor-Mediated Augmentation of Urinary Excretion of Endogenous Ang II in Val5-Ang II Infused Rats

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    Shao, Weijian; Dale M. Seth; Navar, L. Gabriel

    2010-01-01

    Rats infused chronically with Val5-Ang II exhibit increased urinary excretion of endogenous Ile5-Ang II by the 12th day of infusion suggesting the stimulation of endogenous Ang II formation by Val5-Ang II infusion. The present study determined the time course of increased urinary Ang II excretion and the effects of AT1 receptor blockade (candesartan, 2 mg/kg/day) on the urinary excretion rates of Ile5-Ang II in Val5-Ang II-infused (80ng/min) rats. Ile5-Ang II was separated from Val5-Ang II by...

  1. Severe infusion reactions to infliximab: aetiology, immunogenicity and risk factors in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

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    Steenholdt, Casper; Svenson, M

    2011-01-01

    Background? Infliximab (IFX) elicits acute severe infusion reactions in about 5% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Aim? To investigate the role of anti-IFX antibodies (Ab) and other risk factors. Methods? The study included all IBD patients treated with IFX at a Danish university hospital until 2010 either continuously (IFX every 4-12?weeks) or episodically (reinitiation after >12?weeks). Anti-IFX Ab were measured using radioimmunoassay. Results? Twenty-five (8%) of 315 patients experienced acute severe infusion reactions. Univariate analysis showed that patients who reacted were younger at the time of diagnosis (19 vs. 26?years, P?=?0.013) and at first IFX infusion (28 vs. 35?years, P?=?0.012). Furthermore, they more often received episodic therapy (72% vs. 31%, P?

  2. Automated work-flow for processing high-resolution direct infusion electrospray ionization mass spectral fingerprints

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    Hansen, Michael Adsetts Edberg; Smedsgaard, Jørn

    2007-01-01

    automated data processing pipeline to compare large numbers of fingerprint spectra from direct infusion experiments analyzed by high resolution MS. We describe some of the intriguing problems that have to be addressed. starting with the conversion and pre-processing of the raw data to the final data...... analysis. Illustrated on the direct infusion analysis (ESI-TOF-MS) of complex mixtures the method exploits the full quality of the high-resolution present in the mass spectra. Although the method is illustrated as a new library search method for high resolution MS, we demonstrate that the output of the...... preprocessing is applicable to cluster-, discriminant analysis, and related multivariate methods applied directly to mass spectra from direct infusion analysis of crude extracts. This is done to find the relationship between several terverticillate Penicillium species and identify the ions responsible for the...

  3. Chronic lipopolysaccharide infusion fails to induce depressive-like behaviour in adult male rats

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    Fischer, Christina Weide; Liebenberg, Nico; Madsen, Anne Mette; Müller, Heidi Kaastrup; Lund, Sten; Wegener, Gregers

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    shed light on mechanisms possibly linking depression and metabolic alterations. OBJECTIVE: In this study we investigated a behavioural and metabolic paradigm following chronic infusion with low doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) using osmotic minipumps in male rats. METHODS: Behavioural testing...... consisted of evaluating activity level in the open field and depressive-like behaviour in the forced swim test. Metabolic assessment included measurement of body weight, food and water intake, and glucose and insulin levels during an oral glucose tolerance test. RESULTS: LPS-infused rats showed acute signs...... of sickness behaviour, but chronic LPS infusion did not induce behavioural or metabolic changes. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that although inflammation is immediately induced as indicated by acute sickness, 4 weeks of chronic LPS administration via osmotic minipumps did not result in...

  4. Pharmacokinetics following continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion of insulin aspart with or without initial subcutaneous bolus

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    Petersen, Signe Beck; Kildegaard, J; Nielsen, F S; Søndergaard, Esben; Parkner, T; Laursen, Torben; Lauritzen, T; Skyggebjerg, Ole; Christiansen, Jens Sandahl

    2010-01-01

    AIM: To evaluate time to steady state insulin concentration (C(ss)) following continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) of insulin aspart (IAsp) with or without an initial s.c. bolus. METHODS: In random order 10 healthy volunteers were given a basal insulin infusion rate (0.5 U/h) for 8 h...... with or without an initial s.c. bolus (1.4 U). Serum IAsp was measured until 3 h after infusion was stopped. RESULTS: An overshoot of IAsp was seen before C(ss) was achieved following an initial bolus of insulin as compared to no bolus. The apparent half-life (t((1/2))) with or without bolus did not...

  5. Severe infusion reactions to infliximab: aetiology, immunogenicity and risk factors in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

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    Steenholdt, Casper; Svenson, M; Bendtzen, K; Thomsen, O Ø; Brynskov, J.; Ainsworth, M A

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Infliximab (IFX) elicits acute severe infusion reactions in about 5% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). AIM: To investigate the role of anti-IFX antibodies (Ab) and other risk factors. METHODS: The study included all IBD patients treated with IFX at a Danish university...... hospital until 2010 either continuously (IFX every 4-12 weeks) or episodically (reinitiation after >12 weeks). Anti-IFX Ab were measured using radioimmunoassay. RESULTS: Twenty-five (8%) of 315 patients experienced acute severe infusion reactions. Univariate analysis showed that patients who reacted were...... younger at the time of diagnosis (19 vs. 26 years, P=0.013) and at first IFX infusion (28 vs. 35 years, P=0.012). Furthermore, they more often received episodic therapy (72% vs. 31%, P<0.001) and logistic regression revealed this as the only significant predictor of reactions (OR 5 [2-13]; P<0.001). IFX...

  6. Local NSAID infusion inhibits satellite cell proliferation in human skeletal muscle after eccentric exercise

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    Mikkelsen, U R; Langberg, H; Helmark, I C; Skovgaard, D; Andersen, L L; Kjaer, M; Mackey, Abigail

    2009-01-01

    Despite the widespread consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the influence of these drugs on muscle satellite cells is not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of a local NSAID infusion on satellite cells after unaccustomed eccentric...... exercise in vivo in human skeletal muscle. Eight young healthy males performed 200 maximal eccentric contractions with each leg. An NSAID was infused via a microdialysis catheter into the vastus lateralis muscle of one leg (NSAID leg) before, during, and for 4.5 h after exercise, with the other leg working...... of inflammatory cells (CD68(+) or CD16(+) cells) was not significantly increased in either of the legs 8 days after exercise and was unaffected by the NSAID. The main finding in the present study was that the NSAID infusion for 7.5 h during the exercise day suppressed the exercise-induced increase in...

  7. Treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma by continuous intravenous infusion of recombinant interleukin-2

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    Geertsen, P F; Hermann, G G; von der Maase, H; Steven, K

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    PURPOSE: A single-center phase II study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2) administered by continuous infusion to patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-one patients with RCC were entered onto the study. rIL-2...... (Proleukin; Eurocetus Corp, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) was administered intravenously in a dose of 18 x 10(6) IU/m2 per 24 hours. A maximum of two induction cycles and four maintenance cycles were given. Each induction cycle consisted of two rIL-2 infusion periods of 120 hours and 108 hours duration......, respectively; these were separated by a 6-day rest period. Each maintenance cycle consisted of a 120 hours rIL-2 infusion period. RESULTS: Six of 30 assessable patients (20%) responded; two (7%) with a complete response (CR) and four (13%) with a partial response (PR). The response duration for patients with...

  8. Constant infusion transpulmonary thermodilution for the assessment of cardiac output in exercising humans

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    Calbet, J A L; Mortensen, Stefan; Munch, G D W; Curtelin, D; Boushel, R

    To determine the accuracy and precision of constant infusion transpulmonary thermodilution cardiac output (CITT-Q) assessment during exercise in humans, using indocyanine green (ICG) dilution and bolus transpulmonary thermodilution (BTD) as reference methods, cardiac output (Q) was determined at...... rest and during incremental one- and two-legged pedaling on a cycle ergometer, and combined arm cranking with leg pedaling to exhaustion in 15 healthy men. Continuous infusions of iced saline in the femoral vein (n = 41) or simultaneously in the femoral and axillary (n = 66) veins with determination of......: 6.1-11.1%). In conclusion, cardiac output can be precisely and accurately determined with constant infusion transpulmonary thermodilution in exercising humans....

  9. Clinical analysis of trans-reformed-catheter infusion for treatment of fallopian tube obstruction

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    Objective: To evaluate the clinical effect of trans-reformed-catheter infusion for treatment of fallopian tube obstruction with Yuebei infertility. Methods: 86 cases of fallopian tube obstruction were recanalized by trans-reformed-catheter infusion. Results: 86 cases with 169 obstructive fallopian tube altogether, among them 119 were recanalized by once of this procedure, 33 by twice. The total effective rate was 89.9%. 86 cases were all followed up including 39 cases got pregnant after once of this procedure, 18 got pregnant after twice of the performance. The total pregnancy rate reached 66.3%. Conclusions: Trans-reformed-catheter infusion therapy is a safe and effective method to treat infertility resulted from fallopian tube obstruction

  10. A 82Rb infusion system for quantitative perfusion imaging with 3D PET

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    A 82Rb infusion system is described with two important features for imaging with 3D positron emission tomography. First, a generator bypass line is added to flush the patient infusion line at the end of an elution. Second, feedback control is implemented to permit 'slow-bolus' constant-activity elutions. A model for the activity eluted from a 82Sr/82Rb generator based on a volume-activity empirical relationship, is used as the basis for performing simulations to demonstrate the efficacy of varying the flow rate through the generator to achieve desired eluted 82Rb activity rate profiles. A 82Rb infusion system was constructed to verify the accuracy of the simulations. The system can deliver accurate constant-activity elutions from 10% to 70% of the total generator activity

  11. Transarterial infusion chemotherapy with a combination of gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil in advanced pancreatic carcinoma

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    Objective: To retrospectively analyze the effectiveness of transarterial infusion chemotherapy of gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil in advanced pancreatic carcinoma. Methods: Twenty-two patients with advanced pancreatic carcinoma were treated with transarterial infusion chemotherapy. Gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil was administered to the patients via an interarterial catheter. Then the tumor response rate and clinical benefit were observed. Results: A clinical benefit was obtained in 8 patients (36.4%). The tumor response rate was 13.6%. Median survival for all the patients was 6.1 months. Median time to tumor progression was 2.9 months. Conclusion: Transarterial infusion chemotherapy with a combination of gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil appears to have good clinical benefit and may prolong the survival time of patients with advanced pancreatic carcinoma

  12. Fluctuating functions related to quality of life in advanced Parkinson disease: effects of duodenal levodopa infusion

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    Isacson, D; Bingefors, K

    2008-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess fluctuations in quality of life (QoL) and motor performance in patients with advanced Parkinson disease (PD) treated with continuous daytime duodenal levodopa/carbidopa infusion or conventional therapy. METHODS: Of 18 patients completing a 6-week trial (DIREQT), 12 were followed for up to 6 months and assessed using electronic diaries and the PD Questionnaire-39 (PDQ-39). RESULTS: During the trial and follow-up, major diurnal fluctuations were observed, especially for hyperkinesia, 'off' time, ability to walk and depression. Duodenal infusion was associated with significantly more favourable outcomes compared with conventional treatment for satisfaction with overall functioning, 'off' time and ability to walk, with improved outcomes with PDQ-39. CONCLUSIONS: Relative to conventional treatment, infusion therapy may stabilize and significantly improve motor function and patient's QoL. The potential for daily fluctuation in PD symptoms means single measures of treatment effectiveness can result in bias in effect estimates and hence repeated measures are recommended.

  13. Clinical study on external carotid artery infusion (trans-femoral) treatment of recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma

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    Objective: To evaluate the effect and safety of external carotid artery infusion treatment of recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Methods: 20 cases of recurrent NPC (13 male and 7 female, age 36-65 years, mean 50 years) diagnosed by clinical examination (including nasopharyngoscope), serology (VCA-IgA) and imaging (CT, MR) and treated by external carotid artery infusion (trans-femoral) with adriamycin (or epi-adriamycin), cisplatin (or carboplatin), Pingyangmycin and 5-Fluorouracil. Results: Of all the patients, 8 cases (40%) had a complete response (CR), 7 cases (35%) had a partial response (PR). The overall response rate (CR + PR) was 75%. Cumulative survival rates at 1, 3 years were 90% (18/20), 50%(10/20) respectively. No severe side-effects and complications found. Conclusion: External carotid artery infusion (trans-femoral) should be effective and safe in the treatment of recurrent NPC

  14. Selective intra arterial infusion chemotherapy for malignant nasal and paranasal sinus tumors

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    Since 1998, we have treated 14 malignant nasal and paranasal sinus tumor patients with selective intra arterial infusion chemotherapy. We report results for 7 of maxillary sinus, 3 of sphenoid sinus 1 of ethmoid sinus, and 3 of the nasal cavity. Only 1 maxillary sinus case involved recurrence. Intra arterial infusions of cisplatin (100 mg/body) was delivered rapidly to the tumor and usually repeated for 4 times. Conventional external-beam irradiation (2 Gy per fraction x 30) was also used. Complete response cases were 9 of 14 and control of the local lesion found in all new cases. These results indicate that intra arterial infusion therapy is effective against advanced malignant nasal and paranasal sinus tumors. (author)

  15. Effect of intra-hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy for patients with liver metastasis from breast cancer

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    Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of intra-hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy for patients with liver metastasis from breast cancer. Methods: 1993-1998 years, Thirty four patients with liver metastasis from breast cancer had received epi-adriamycin, cisplatin, mitomycin and 5-fluorouracil by intrahepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy. Twelve patients had received embolization. Results: Six patients (17.65%) had a complete response, 12 patients (35.29%) had a partial response. The overall response rate was 52.94%. Cumulative survival rates at 1, 2, 3 and 4 years were 56.90%, 25.00%, 5.00% and 5.00% respectively (Kaplan-Meier method). The median overall survival time was 11.5 months. Conclusion: Intra-hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy is safe and effective for liver metastasis from breast cancer and should be the first choice of treatment for these patients

  16. Antioxidant capacity, total phenols and color profile during the storage of selected plants used for infusion.

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    Jiménez-Zamora, Ana; Delgado-Andrade, Cristina; Rufián-Henares, José A

    2016-05-15

    Many plants, like tea, are widely used for preparing herbal infusions. These plants have an interesting antioxidant capacity that may change after harvesting depending on the technological processing and the storage conditions. We determined the antioxidant capacity (ABTS, DPPH and FRAP methods), total phenolic content and color analysis (reflectance) of 36 plants traditionally consumed in Spain as infusion. Green tea was the most antioxidant herb, although oregano and lemon balm showed also a very high antioxidant capacity, as well as phenolic content. The antioxidant study after 3-month storage at different temperatures showed that up to a 50% of the total antioxidant capacity could be lost. Color analysis correlated with antioxidant capacity evolution, being a quick tool to control the storage conditions. Finally, our data confirm that the intake of one serving of plant infusion could release the equivalent of up to 1500μmol trolox, being a good source of antioxidants for the human diet. PMID:26775980

  17. Creating genetics-based infusion centers: a case study of two models.

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    Laney, Dawn J; White, Amy L; Rhead, William J; Fernhoff, Paul

    2008-08-01

    In 1993, the first effective enzyme replacement therapy for a genetic disease, Ceredase (Genzyme Corporation, Cambridge, MA), was approved for use in patients with Gaucher disease. Over the next 13 years, enzyme replacement therapy became clinically available for the treatment of Fabry disease, mucopolysaccharidosis Type I, mucopolysaccharidosis Type II, mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI, and glycogen storage disease Type II. The development of enzyme replacement therapy to treat lysosomal storage diseases has resulted in an increasing number of genetic patients undergoing weekly or biweekly intravenous enzyme replacement therapy and an expanded role of the genetics team to include comprehensive care involving therapeutic intervention for lysosomal storage diseases. This article describes the development of two outpatient genetics-based infusion centers: the Northshore Genetics Infusion Clinic as part of the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Lysosomal Diseases Treatment Center in conjunction with the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Emory Lysosomal Storage Disease Center for Genetic Infusions in the Emory University Department of Human Genetics. PMID:18641514

  18. Application of saline infusion sonography in the diagnosis of endometrial polyps

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    K. Drljevi?

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Endometrial polyps represent benign focused growths of endometrium with the prevalnece of 5-10 in 100 patients older than 30 years of age. The most frequent symptom is irregular uterine bleeding. Saline Infusion Sonography (SIS is the least invasive and the simplest method for detection of an abnormality of the uterine cavity. In this paper we have presented a case of a65- year old patient with endometrial polypus, irregular uterine bleeding referred to hyperplasia endometria as a working diagnosis. Using the Saline Infusion Sonography check-up the diagnosis of endometrial polypus was established including its localization, diameter and other diagnostic parameters. The results of this study have shown that the Saline Infusion Sonography provides more information about the state of uterocervical cavity as compared to the standard transvaginal sonography.

  19. Model Predictive Control of Drug Infusion System for Mean Arterial Pressure Regulation of Critical Care Patients

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    S.A. Nirmala

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Patients recovering in critical care units are continuously monitored for their hemodynamic states and accordingly given proper medication. The widely monitored hemodynamic variable is the Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP, which is regulated by infusion of vasoactive drugs like Sodium Nitroprusside (SNP. Presently, physicians check the patients’ MAP at regular intervals. This task is time-consuming and if automated, allows the physicians to attend to other critical parameters, which cannot be measured. Automation of the drug infusion based on the MAP would lead to continuous regulation of the hemodynamic variable enabling speedier recovery. This study attempts to automate the regulation of the drug infusion system using a model predictive controller. The controller’s performance was tested for three types of patient models. The controller tracks the set point changes and maintains the mean arterial pressure within the required values.

  20. Immersion condensation on oil-infused heterogeneous surfaces for enhanced heat transfer.

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    Xiao, Rong; Miljkovic, Nenad; Enright, Ryan; Wang, Evelyn N

    2013-01-01

    Enhancing condensation heat transfer is important for broad applications from power generation to water harvesting systems. Significant efforts have focused on easy removal of the condensate, yet the other desired properties of low contact angles and high nucleation densities for high heat transfer performance have been typically neglected. In this work, we demonstrate immersion condensation on oil-infused micro and nanostructured surfaces with heterogeneous coatings, where water droplets nucleate immersed within the oil. The combination of surface energy heterogeneity, reduced oil-water interfacial energy, and surface structuring enabled drastically increased nucleation densities while maintaining easy condensate removal and low contact angles. Accordingly, on oil-infused heterogeneous nanostructured copper oxide surfaces, we demonstrated approximately 100% increase in heat transfer coefficient compared to state-of-the-art dropwise condensation surfaces in the presence of non-condensable gases. This work offers a distinct approach utilizing surface chemistry and structuring together with liquid-infusion for enhanced condensation heat transfer. PMID:23759735

  1. A cortical source localization analysis of resting EEG data after remifentanil infusion

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    Khodayari-Rostamabad, Ahmad; Graversen, Carina; Malver, Lasse P; Kurita, Geana P; Christrup, Lona Louring; Sjøgren, Per; Drewes, Asbjørn M

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    OBJECTIVE: To explore changes in current source density locations after remifentanil infusion in healthy volunteers using source localization of the electroencephalography (EEG). METHODS: EEG data was collected from 21 males using a 62-electrode system. Additionally, cognitive performance was.......1-18Hz), and beta2 (18.1-30Hz) frequency bands. RESULTS: Pre-treatment recordings demonstrated reproducible source characteristics. The alterations (i.e., pre- versus post-treatment) due to remifentanil were significantly and robustly different from placebo infusions. The results indicated that neurons...... in several brain areas including inferior frontal gyrus and insula at frontal lobe oscillated more strongly after remifentanil infusion compared to placebo. Furthermore, the source activity at delta band was correlated with continuous reaction time index. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that...

  2. Muscle interstitial ATP and norepinephrine concentrations in the human leg during exercise and ATP infusion

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    Mortensen, Stefan P.; Gonzalez-Alonso, Jose; Nielsen, Jens Jung; Saltin, Bengt; Hellsten, Ylva

    2009-01-01

    ATP has been proposed to play multiple roles in local skeletal muscle blood flow regulation by inducing vasodilation and modulating sympathetic vasoconstrictor activity, but the mechanism remain unclear. Here we evaluated the effects of arterial ATP infusion and exercise on limb muscle interstitial...... ATP and NE concentrations to gain insight into the interstitial and intravascular mechanisms by which ATP causes muscle vasodilation and sympatholysis. Leg hemodynamics and muscle interstitial nucleotide and norepinephrine (NE) concentrations were measured during: 1) femoral arterial ATP infusion (0.......42+/-0.04 and 2.26+/-0.52 mumol/min; mean+/-SEM) and 2) one-leg knee-extensor exercise (18+/-0 and 37+/-2W) in 10 healthy, male subjects. Arterial ATP infusion and exercise increased leg blood flow (LBF) in the experimental leg from ~0.3 L/min at baseline to 4.2+/-0.3 and 4.6+/-0.5 L/min, respectively, whereas...

  3. Antimutagenic Activity and Radical Scavenging Activity of Water Infusions and Phenolics from Ligustrum Plants Leaves

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    Milan Nagy

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Water infusions of Ligustrum delavayanum and Ligustrum vulgare leaves and eight phenolics isolated therefrom have been assayed in vitro on ofloxacin-induced genotoxicity in the unicellular flagellate Euglena gracilis. The tested compounds luteolin, quercetin, luteolin-7-glucoside, luteolin-7-rutinoside, quercetin-3-rutinoside, apigenin-7-rutinoside, tyrosol and esculetin inhibited the mutagenic activity of ofloxacin (43 µM in E. gracilis. Water infusions from leaves of L. delavayanum and L. vulgare showed higher antimutagenic effect (pt < 0.001. The activity of these samples against ofloxacin (86 µM-induced genotoxicity was lower, but statistically significant (pt < 0.05, excluding the water infusion of L. delavayanum leaves (pt < 0.01. Efficacy of quercetin, luteolin-7-rutinoside, apigenin-7-rutinoside was insignificant. The antimutagenic effect of most phenolics we studied could be clearly ascribed to their DPPH scavenging activity, substitution patterns and lipophilicity.

  4. Monitoring of patient glucose infusion using a surface plasmon resonance-based fiber optic sensor

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    Wu, Jiangling; Yan, Yurong; Li, Shengqiang; Ding, Xiaojuan; Ding, Shijia; Huang, Yu

    2015-10-01

    A surface plasmon resonance (SPR)-based optic fiber monitoring system was introduced in this paper to monitor patients’ infusion process. The SPR-based fiber optic sensor provides a dramatically enhanced flexibility during the monitoring process. The experimental results showed that the spectral shift of sensor is correlated with glucose concentration and its flowing speed. The presence of fatal air bubbles in a glucose infusion solvent is detectable in real time, so that the consequent medical accident is avoidable. This sensor can simultaneously provide the information of liquid concentration and its flowing velocity, and make a judgment on the presence of air bubbles in solution during infusion. It provides experimental guidance on designing and manufacturing a sensor for on-line clinical monitoring systems in the future.

  5. Decoction, infusion and hydroalcoholic extract of cultivated thyme: antioxidant and antibacterial activities, and phenolic characterisation.

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    Martins, Natália; Barros, Lillian; Santos-Buelga, Celestino; Silva, Sónia; Henriques, Mariana; Ferreira, Isabel C F R

    2015-01-15

    Bioactivity of thyme has been described, but mostly related to its essential oils, while studies with aqueous extracts are scarce. Herein, the antioxidant and antibacterial properties of decoction, infusion and hydroalcoholic extract, as also their phenolic compounds, were evaluated and compared. Decoction showed the highest concentration of phenolic compounds (either phenolic acids or flavonoids), followed by infusion and hydroalcoholic extract. In general, the samples were effective against gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis) and gram-negative (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus aerogenes, Proteus vulgaris and Enterobacter sakazakii) bacteria, with decoction presenting the most pronounced effect. This sample also displayed the highest radical scavenging activity and reducing power. Data obtained support the idea that compounds with strong antioxidant and antibacterial activities are also water-soluble. Furthermore, the use of thyme infusion and decoction, by both internal and external use, at recommended doses, is safe and no adverse reactions have been described. PMID:25148969

  6. Assessing the antioxidative properties and chemical composition of Linaria vulgaris infusion.

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    Vrchovská, V; Spilková, J; Valentão, P; Sousa, C; Andrade, P B; Seabra, R M

    2008-06-15

    The ability of Linaria vulgaris (Scrophulariaceae) infusion to act as a scavenger of 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical, reactive oxygen species (superoxide radical, hydroxyl radical, hypochlorous acid (HOCl)) and nitric oxide was investigated. The obtained data indicate that the infusion has a good scavenging activity against superoxide radical and is a very potent nitric oxide and DPPH scavenger. In hydroxyl radical assay a pro-oxidant capacity was noticed, especially for concentrations higher than 31.25 microg mL(-1). No effect was found against HOCl. A phytochemical study of this extract was also performed. The HPLC/UV analysis allowed the identification and quantification of eight organic acids (oxalic, aconitic, citric, ketoglutaric, ascorbic, malic, shikimic and fumaric acids). The phenolic composition of the lyophilised infusion was also determined by HPLC/DAD and four compounds were quantified, but, despite its high content, only linarin was managed to be identified. PMID:18569715

  7. Thallium-201 myocardial single photon emission computed tomography after isoproterenol infusion in diagnosing ischemia heart disease

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    Patients with obstructive atherosclerotic disease of the peripheral arteries are often unable to undergo a standard Treadmill test for evaluation of concomitant coronary artery diseases. To establish an alternative method of testing, 27 patients had intravenous infusion of isoproterenol, up to 1.0 ?g/kg, in conjugation with myocardial thallium-201 single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). All underwent coronary angiography. Thallium-201 myocardial SPECT after isoproterenol infusion was found to have 100 % sensitivity and 100 % specificity for detecting coronary artery diseases (stenotic or occluded coronary arteries with or without myocardial infarction) and 87 % sensitivity and 100 % specificity for detecting stenotic coronary arteries with viable regional myocardium. No major complication was experienced during and after this study. It is concluded that serial thallium-201 myocardial SPECT after isoproterenol infusion is safe, reliable and useful for detecting coronary artery disease when standard exercise test is not feasible. (author)

  8. Use Of External Intrathecal Infusion Pumps In The Management Of Septic Complications: A Case Report.

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    Marvulli, Riccardo; Chiumarulo, Pierpaolo; Nisi, Mattia; Barulli, Laura; Megna, Gianfranco; Pietro, Fiore; Ianieri, Giancarlo; Megna, Marisa

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    Spasticity is a motor disorder with an increased muscle tone, typically associated with spasms, weakness and lack of coordination. It is an invalidating and debilitating pathology, characterized by pain, limited autonomy in activities of daily living, development of severe lesions. Spasticity can be adequately treated with physiotherapy, muscle relaxants drugs or topical treatment with botulinic toxin type A. Intrathecal baclofen therapy is very effective in the treatment of severe and generalized spasticity. Sometimes, soft tissues adjacent to the implant intrathecal infusion become infected; removing intrathecal infusion and systemic antibiotic therapy are best solution for clinical cure. However, removing intrathecal baclofen therapy could increase muscle spasticity with enhancement of pain and clonus that can worsen quality of life. In this study, we evaluated clinical improvement after complete healing of the septic focus and implantation of a new infuser. PMID:25944064

  9. Symbol-infused joint attention and language use in mothers with deaf and hearing toddlers.

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    Gale, Elaine; Schick, Brenda

    2009-01-01

    Mother-child interactions in 2-year-old deaf toddlers with deaf parents, deaf toddlers with hearing parents, and hearing toddlers with hearing parents were explored. Fifteen dyads were videotaped in free play and symbol-infused joint attention tasks. Dyads with hearing parents displayed similar responsiveness/directiveness patterns and spent similar amounts of time in symbol-infused joint attention regardless of child hearing status. Deaf toddlers with hearing mothers, however, produced significantly fewer different words and spent less time in sustained interactions than hearing toddlers. Compared with hearing mothers with deaf toddlers, deaf mothers tended to be more responsive to their toddler's attention focus, an aspect of maternal responsiveness significantly related to the frequency of sustained interaction. Deaf toddlers with deaf mothers spent significantly less time in symbol-infused joint attention, possibly because of deaf toddlers' need to divide visual attention between looking at objects and attending to their mother's language. PMID:19350956

  10. Apomorphine and Levodopa Infusion Therapies for Advanced Parkinson’s Disease

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    Antonini, Angelo

    2009-01-01

    Continuous infusion of levodopa or apomorphine provide constant dopaminergic stimulations are good alternatives to deep brain stimulation to control motor fluctuations in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD). Apomorphine provides motor benefit similar to dopamine, but its long-term use is limited by compliance, mostly injection site skin reactions. Administration of levodopa/carbidopa by continuous duodenal infusion allows replacement of all oral medications and permits achievement of a satisfactory therapeutic response paralleled by a reduction in motor complication severity. However, this procedure is more invasive than apomorphine as it requires a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy Clinical experience with infusions shows that continuous dopaminergic stimulation of dopaminergic medications reduces dyskinesia and widens the therapeutic window in advanced PD. PMID:24868344

  11. Effect of abomasal glucose infusion on plasma concentrations of gut peptides in periparturient dairy cows

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    Larsen, Mogens; Relling, A E; Reynolds, C K; Kristensen, Niels Bastian

    2010-01-01

    Six Holstein cows fitted with ruminal cannulas and permanent indwelling catheters in the portal vein, hepatic vein, mesenteric vein, and an artery were used to study the effects of abomasal glucose infusion on splanchnic plasma concentrations of gut peptides. The experimental design was a...... randomized block design with repeated measurements. Cows were assigned to one of 2 treatments: control or infusion of 1,500 g of glucose/d into the abomasum from the day of parturition to 29 d in milk. Cows were sampled 12 ± 6 d prepartum and at 4, 15, and 29 d in milk. Concentrations of glucose......-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide, glucagon-like peptide 1(7-36) amide, and oxyntomodulin were measured in pooled samples within cow and sampling day, whereas active ghrelin was measured in samples obtained 30 min before and after feeding at 0800 h. Postpartum, dry matter intake increased at a lower rate with infusion...

  12. PACAP-38 infusion causes sustained vasodilation of the middle meningeal artery in the rat

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    Bhatt, Deepak K; Gupta, Saurabh; Olesen, Jes; Jansen-Olesen, Inger

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    BACKGROUND: In healthy human volunteers and in migraineurs, pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP-38) infusion caused sustained vasodilation of the middle meningeal artery (MMA) and an immediate as well as a delayed headache. All the study subjects experienced facial flushing....... Mast cells (MCs) might have a role in the long-lasting effect of PACAP-38 infusion. We hypothesized that in mast cell-depleted (MCD) rats the vascular responses to PACAP-38 would be lesser than in control rats because of a lack of vasodilatory products released during MC degranulation. METHODS: MCs...... were depleted by chronic treatment with compound 48/80. The effect of 20 minutes' intravenous (i.v.) infusion of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), PACAP-38, PACAP(6-38) (PAC-1 receptor antagonist) and PACAP-27 on the diameter of the MMA and on mean arterial blood pressure (MABP) in control and...

  13. Superselective cerebral arterial infusion of BCNU in high-grade glioma: The radiologist's point of view

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    Twenty-seven patients with high-grade glioma were candidates for superselective cerebral infusion of BCNU after surgery and radiation therapy. A total of 59 catheterizations were undertaken using an 8-F guiding catheter through which a 2.5 F balloon catheter was propelled into the main arterial trunk feeding the tumor. Ten procedures were stopped because of arterial spasm with transient deficit or prolonged catheterization time. Forty-nine infusions of 150-200 mg of BCNU were carried out, each lasting 3 hours. In 75% of patients, stabilization or improvement was noted on CT scan 5 weeks after treatment. This study demonstrates the safety of supraophthalmic catheterization, the feasibility of prolonged catheterization, and the relative effectiveness of low-dose BCNU infused over a long period of time

  14. Dialysis Access Graft Thrombolysis: Randomized Study of Pulse-Spray Versus Continuous Urokinase Infusion

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    Purpose: To compare pulse-spray to continuous-infusion thrombolysis with high-dose urokinase in thrombosed dialysis access grafts. Methods: A prospective randomized controlled trial was performed. From August 1992 to September 1993, 30 thrombosed polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts in 24 patients were included, 15 grafts in each group. The success of thrombolysis, mean time to thrombolysis, mean urokinase dose, and 60-day patency rate were evaluated. Results: In the pulse-spray group, the mean time to thrombolysis was 72 min with a mean urokinase dose of 560,000 U. The 60-day patency rate was 71%. In the continuous-infusion group, the mean infusion time to thrombolysis was 55 min with a mean dose of 479,000 U. The 60-day patency rate was 73%. Conclusion: No statistically significant difference was found between the two techniques in the mean time to thrombolysis, the mean urokinase dose used, or the 60-day patency rate

  15. Cellular response of the bovine mammary gland after Weissella confusa infusion to control Streptococcus agalactiae

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    Liliana Serna-Cock

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: the use of lactic acid bacteria (LAB as a potential therapeutic agent to control bovine mastitis was previously proposed. However, little is known about the cellular response of the bovine mammary gland in cattle infected with Streptococcus agalactiae and treated with LAB. Objective: to assess the cellular response by the mammary gland in lactating cows after infection with Streptococcus agalactiae followed by infusion with Weissella confusa as antibacterial treatment. Methods: healthy udder quarters of lactating cows were infected with S. agalactiae (10(7 cfu/mL. After 24 h of pathogen infusion, 50% of the quarters were infused with 109 cfu/mL of W. confusa (SW and the remaining 50% were kept as control units (S. At days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, and 14 post-infusion of the pathogen, the clinical signs of mastitis and the degree of cellular response by the mammary gland were evaluated using the California mastitis test, somatic cell count, electrical conductivity, and differential leukocyte count in milk. Results: the SW quarters showed clinical inflammation of the mammary gland associated with a significant increase in somatic cell count, California mastitis test, electrical conductivity and high proportion of polymorphonuclear neutrophils. The results suggest that the infusion with W. confusa cells induced a higher cellular immune response in the bovine mammary gland than S. agalactiae alone. Conclusions: results indicate that W. confusa infusions for controlling S. agalactiae should not be adopted. However, the activation mechanism of somatic cells in the mammary gland needs to be elucidated.

  16. Short-term nonpressor angiotensin II infusion stimulates sodium transporters in proximal tubule and distal nephron.

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    Nguyen, Mien T X; Han, Jiyang; Ralph, Donna L; Veiras, Luciana C; McDonough, Alicia A

    2015-09-01

    In Sprague Dawley rats, 2-week angiotensin II (AngII) infusion increases Na(+) transporter abundance and activation from cortical thick ascending loop of Henle (TALH) to medullary collecting duct (CD) and raises blood pressure associated with a pressure natriuresis, accompanied by depressed Na(+) transporter abundance and activation from proximal tubule (PT) through medullary TALH. This study tests the hypothesis that early during AngII infusion, before blood pressure raises, Na(+) transporters' abundance and activation increase all along the nephron. Male Sprague Dawley rats were infused via osmotic minipumps with a subpressor dose of AngII (200 ng/kg/min) or vehicle for 3 days. Overnight urine was collected in metabolic cages and sodium transporters' abundance and phosphorylation were determined by immunoblotting homogenates of renal cortex and medulla. There were no significant differences in body weight gain, overnight urine volume, urinary Na(+) and K(+) excretion, or rate of excretion of a saline challenge between AngII and vehicle infused rats. The 3-day nonpressor AngII infusion significantly increased the abundance of PT Na(+)/H(+) exchanger 3 (NHE3), cortical TALH Na-K-2Cl cotransporter 2 (NKCC2), distal convoluted tubule (DCT) Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC), and cortical CD ENaC subunits. Additionally, phosphorylation of cortical NKCC2, NCC, and STE20/SPS1-related proline-alanine-rich kinase (SPAK) were increased; medullary NKCC2 and SPAK were not altered. In conclusion, 3-day AngII infusion provokes PT NHE3 accumulation as well as NKCC2, NCC, and SPAK accumulation and activation in a prehypertensive phase before evidence for intrarenal angiotensinogen accumulation. PMID:26347505

  17. Analysis of the environmental impact of insulin infusion sets based on loss of resources with waste.

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    Pfützner, Andreas; Musholt, Petra B; Malmgren-Hansen, Bjoern; Nilsson, Nils H; Forst, Thomas

    2011-07-01

    Insulin pump therapy [continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII)] requires regular change of infusion sets every 2-3 days in order to minimize the risk of skin irritations or other adverse events. This has been discussed to be a potential burden to the environment. The purpose of this analysis was to perform an environmental assessment of insulin pump infusion sets based on loss of resources occurring during incineration of the discarded products and by means of a lifecycle concept used to weight a material in relation to its rareness on earth and its consumption. In addition to five infusion sets (Inset30, InsetII, Comfort, Quick-set, and Cleo), a patch pump (Omnipod) was also included in this analysis. The annual loss in waste of the so called "person reserve" of 3 days of catheter use was compared with daily consumption of a cup of coffee in a disposable paper cup and to a soft drink in an aluminum can. The weight-based loss in resources through waste for the infusion sets (except for Cleo) corresponded to 70-200% of the loss of resources for a coffee cup (Cleo, 320%; Omnipod, 1,821,600%) and to 1-3% of the loss from an aluminum soft drink can (Cleo, 5%; Omnipod, 31,200%). The loss or resources by use of infusion sets used in insulin pump therapy appears to be low and is similar to the burden induced by the uptake of one cup of coffee per day. The loss or resources with regular CSII is considerably lower than the loss or resources induced by patch pumps. PMID:21880223

  18. Microfabricated infuse-withdraw micropump component for an integrated inner-ear drug-delivery platform.

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    Tandon, Vishal; Kang, Woo Seok; Spencer, Abigail J; Kim, Ernest S; Pararas, Erin E L; McKenna, Michael J; Kujawa, Sharon G; Mescher, Mark J; Fiering, Jason; Sewell, William F; Borenstein, Jeffrey T

    2015-04-01

    One of the major challenges in treatment of auditory disorders is that many therapeutic compounds are toxic when delivered systemically. Local intracochlear delivery methods are becoming critical in emerging treatments and in drug discovery. Direct infusion via cochleostomy, in particular, is attractive from a pharmacokinetics standpoint, as there is potential for the kinetics of delivery to be well-controlled. Direct infusion is compatible with a large number of drug types, including large, complex molecules such as proteins and unstable molecules such as siRNA. In addition, hair-cell regeneration therapy will likely require long-term delivery of a timed series of agents. This presents unknown risks associated with increasing the volume of fluid within the cochlea and mechanical damage caused during delivery. There are three key requirements for an intracochlear drug delivery system: (1) a high degree of miniaturization (2) a method for pumping precise and small volumes of fluid into the cochlea in a highly controlled manner, and (3) a method for removing excess fluid from the limited cochlear fluid space. To that end, our group is developing a head-mounted microfluidics-based system for long-term intracochlear drug delivery. We utilize guinea pig animal models for development and demonstration of the device. Central to the system is an infuse-withdraw micropump component that, unlike previous micropump-based systems, has fully integrated drug and fluid storage compartments. Here we characterize the infuse-withdraw capabilities of our micropump, and show experimental results that demonstrate direct drug infusion via cochleostomy in animal models. We utilized DNQX, a glutamate receptor antagonist that suppresses CAPs, as a test drug. We monitored the frequency-dependent changes in auditory nerve CAPs during drug infusion, and observed CAP suppression consistent with the expected drug transport path based on the geometry and tonotopic organization of the cochlea. PMID:25686902

  19. Effects of intrapartum maternal glucose infusion on the normal fetus and newborn.

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    Mendiola, J; Grylack, L J; Scanlon, J W

    1982-01-01

    The effect of maternal intravenous glucose infusion on the newborn's glucose, insulin, and neurobehavioral performance was studied prospectively in 56 normal mother-newborn pairs. Maternal blood glucose levels at the time of delivery, umbilical venous blood glucose and insulin levels, and neonatal blood glucose levels were measured. Neurobehavioral assessment of the newborns was performed at 4 and 24 hours of life. The median value for total amount of glucose infused to the mother was 32.5 g, the median rate of glucose infusion was 8 g/h, and the median maternal blood glucose concentration at delivery was 110 mg/dl. Median umbilical venous blood glucose concentrations were 104 mg/dl and median insulin concentration was 15 microunits/ml. Six babies were hypoglycemic at 1 hour of age. Umbilical venous glucose and insulin levels correlated significantly (p less than 0.001) with the rate of glucose infusion to the mother and her blood glucose level. The incidence of neonatal hypoglycemia was significantly related (p less than 0.05) to a maternal blood glucose level greater than 120 mg/dl, to a glucose infusion rate of 20 g/hr or greater and to an umbilical venous insulin level of greater than 40 microunits/ml. There were no major differences in neurobehavior that distinguished hypoglycemic neonates. It is recommended that the normal parturient be given less than 20 g/hr of intravenous glucose before delivery and have a blood glucose level less than 120 mg/dl at the time of delivery. Newborns delivered to mothers with hyperglycemia or excessive glucose infusion should be tested for hypoglycemia at 1 and 2 hours of age. PMID:7032366

  20. CT enhancement of acute cerebral infarction following long-term continuous contrast infusion

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    In this experimental study, we employed a long-term (3 hours) continuous-drip infusion of the contrast medium (200 ml of meglumine amidtrizoate) rather than the conventional bolus injection. On admission, four-vessel angiography was performed on all 14 patients. Within 3 days after the onset of the disease, CT scan was carried out repeatedly just prior to contrast infusion, immediately after the end of the continuous-contrast infusion, and additionally, in 4 cases, 3 hours after the end of the contrast infusion. The Haunsfield number was calculated in 3 regions of interest (Radius 5) in the infarction. Positive enhancement was observed in 10 out of the 14 patients (71 %). Among them, 4 out of 5 patients in whom no vascular obstraction on angiography, but marked low-density areas with a mass effect on CT were observed, showed moderate to marked enhancement. In these 4 patients, a temporary cerebral ischemia due to vascular embolization was considered. From the other 4 patients in whom the additional CT scan was performed 3 hours after the end of the contrast infusion, a blood sample was obtained at each of the 3 CT scannings. The iodine concentrations of the blood samples were measured, and their Haunsfield numbers were calculated in the water phantom. The above two parameters were well correlated in a linear function. Among the 4 patients, Gado's tissue-blood ratio (the Haunsfield number of the CT lesion is divided by that of the blood sample) was more than 17.2 % immediately after, and more than 54.7 % 3 hours after, the contrast infusion. Thus, we could conclude that the break-down of the BBB which was demonstrated by a long-term high-blood-concentration level of the contrast medium is an earlier event in human cerebral infarction than is usually accepted. The findings are compatible with our results in animal experiments. (author)