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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261560/knotting-of-a-cervical-epidural-catheter-in-the-patient-with-post-herpetic-neuralgia-a-rare-complication
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Jong Taek Park, Dong Woo Cho, Young Bok Lee
Epidural block is achieved either by single injection of local anesthetic through an epidural needle or as a continuous block by infusion pump through an epidural catheter. Complications associated with epidural catheters include breakage, entrapment, and knotting. Knotting of epidural catheters is very rare, but knotting in lumbar epidural catheters has been reported in a number of studies, and most of these cases involved removal difficulty. We report a case in which we inserted a cervical epidural catheter in a patient who was experiencing severe post-herpetic neuralgia and then removed the knotted catheter without complications...
January 2017: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261559/effects-of-combined-rocuronium-and-cisatracurium-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#2
Woo Young Park, Kwang Ho Lee, Young Bok Lee, Myeong Hoon Kim, Hyun Kyo Lim, Jong Bum Choi
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic upper abdominal surgery can cause spontaneous respiration due to diaphragmatic stimulation and intra-abdominal CO2 inflation. Therefore, sufficient muscle relaxation is necessary for a safe surgical environment. METHODS: We investigated if the combination of rocuronium and cisatracurium can counteract the delayed onset of cisatracurium's action and delayed recovery of muscle relaxation and whether the dosage of rocuronium, which is metabolized hepatically, can be reduced...
January 2017: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261558/awareness-attitude-and-use-of-tobacco-among-medical-students-in-chennai
#3
Ramkumar Boopathirajan, Logaraj Muthunarayanan
BACKGROUND: Health professionals have an important role to play in the fight against tobacco. As individuals, health professionals can help educate the population; as community members, they can support anti-smoking policies; and, at a societal level, they can influence national and global tobacco control efforts. The objectives of the study was to estimate the prevalence of tobacco use among medical students in Chennai and to measure the extent of attitude toward, behavior around and knowledge of tobacco use among medical students...
January 2017: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261557/behavioral-factors-related-to-sleep-quality-and-duration-in-adults
#4
Joohee Shim, Seung Wan Kang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to measure the sleep quality and duration in healthy adults and to identify any influencing factors. METHODS: This study was a descriptive research investigation that evaluated 240 healthy adults at least 19 years of age. The data were assessed using the following self-administered questionnaires: the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the Beck Depression Inventory, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-Korean YZ, and the Fatigue Severity Scale...
January 2017: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261556/relationships-between-dietary-intake-and-cognitive-function-in-healthy-korean-children-and-adolescents
#5
Jin Young Kim, Seung Wan Kang
BACKGROUND: It has long been theorized that a relatively robust dietary intake impacts cognitive function. The aim of the study was to explore dietary intake and cognitive function in healthy Korean children and adolescents. METHODS: Three hundred and seventeen healthy children with no previous diagnosis of neurologic or psychiatric disorders were evaluated (167 girls and 150 boys with a mean age of 11.8 ± 3.3 years). Analysis indicators including food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) consisting of 76 items and neurocognitive tests including symbol digit modalities (SDMT), verbal memory, visual memory, shift attention, reasoning, and digit span (forward and backward) tests were observed and recorded...
January 2017: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261555/food-and-drug-interactions
#6
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Jong Hwan Choi, Chang Mann Ko
Natural foods and vegetal supplements have recently become increasingly popular for their roles in medicine and as staple foods. This has, however, led to the increased risk of interaction between prescribed drugs and the bioactive ingredients contained in these foods. These interactions range from pharmacokinetic interactions (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion influencing blood levels of drugs) to pharmacodynamic interactions (drug effects). In a quantitative respect, these interactions occur mainly during metabolism...
January 2017: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924289/advanced-mitochondrial-dna-assay-for-metabolic-syndrome
#7
Joon Hyung Sohn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924288/hysterectomy-due-to-abnormal-uterine-bleeding-in-a-15-year-old-girl-with-rubinstein-taybi-syndrome
#8
Kwang Ho Lee, Eun Young Park, Sang Woo Jung, Seung Woo Song, Hyun Kyo Lim
Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome is characterized by mental retardation, atypical facial features, broad thumbs and toes, and scoliosis. Polycystic ovaries are associated with chronic anovulation and abnormal uterine bleeding. A 15-year old female patient was diagnosed with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome, and had prolonged abnormal uterine bleeding for 2 years, accompanied by a polycystic ovary. As she showed no improvement during hormonal therapy or medical treatment, a hysterectomy was performed to control the bleeding...
September 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924287/transient-oliguria-during-anesthesia-in-cerebral-salt-wasting-syndrome
#9
Kwang Ho Lee, Jong Taek Park, Dong Woo Cho, Seung Woo Song, Hyun Kyo Lim
Cerebral salt wasting syndrome is a hyponatremic and hypovolemic condition caused by intracranial disorders, such as head injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, brain tumor, and brain operations. We report a case of a 5-year-old girl that had cerebral salt wasting syndrome with marked polyuria who showed transient oliguria during general anesthesia. The patient had undergone an operation for traumatic intracranial hemorrhage three months prior and has had marked polyuria and hyponatremia since then. After induction of anesthesia for cranioplasty, the patient had oliguria during surgery and then resumed polyuria in the post-operative period...
September 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924286/submental-intubation-in-patients-with-complex-maxillofacial-injuries
#10
Yuseon Cheong, Seong Sik Kang, Minsoo Kim, Hee Jeong Son, Jaewoo Park, Jeong-Mo Kim
Airway management in patients with complex maxillofacial injuries is a challenge to anesthesiologists. Submental intubation is a useful technique that is less invasive than tracheostomy in securing the airways where orotracheal and nasotracheal intubation cannot be performed. This procedure avoids the use of tracheostomy and bypasses its associated morbidities. A flexible and kink-resistant reinforced endotracheal tube with detachable universal connector is commonly used for submental intubation. Herein, we report cases involving submental intubation using a reinforced endotracheal tube with a non-detachable universal connector in patients with complex maxillofacial injuries...
September 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924285/habit-of-eating-breakfast-is-associated-with-a-lower-risk-of-hypertension
#11
Tae Sic Lee, Jai Soon Kim, Yoo Jung Hwang, Yon Chul Park
BACKGROUND: The association between skipping breakfast and cardio-metabolic syndrome is well known. However, there are very few Korean studies about the habit of eating breakfast and hypertension. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between the habit of eating breakfast and hypertension in a healthy Korean population. METHODS: Participants in the 2014 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES) were enrolled for this study...
September 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924284/effect-of-education-intervention-on-lifestyle-of-patients-with-hypertension-among-the-rural-population-of-lorestan-province
#12
Hajar Shayesteh, Amin Mirzaei, Kourosh Sayehmiri, Mostafa Qorbani, Morteza Mansourian
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is one of the most common chronic health problems across the world, resulting in significant global responsibility in developed and developing countries. The aim of this study was to survey the effect of educational intervention on the lifestyle of patients with hypertension. METHODS: This study was a case-control intervention study on 86 patients with hypertension that were selected by simple random sampling from the rural regions of Aligoudarz County in Lorestan Province...
September 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924283/effects-of-the-dietary-detoxification-program-on-serum-%C3%AE-glutamyltransferase-anthropometric-data-and-metabolic-biomarkers-in-adults
#13
Ju Ah Kim, Jin Young Kim, Seung Wan Kang
BACKGROUND: Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are well-known environmental contaminants which are associated with chronic diseases. As foods are the major sources of human exposure to toxic pollutants, we developed an integrated dietary and education program to eliminate the chemical toxin throughout the human body. The present study evaluated effects of the dietary detoxification program on serum γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT), anthropometric data and metabolic biomarkers in adults...
September 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358840/body-composition-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#14
Ludovico Abenavoli, Laura Di Renzo, Antonino De Lorenzo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358839/rapid-return-of-spontaneous-respiration-after-general-anesthesia-with-sugammadex-in-a-patient-with-myasthenia-gravis
#15
Raing Kyu Kim, Soon Yul Kim
Myasthenia gravis causes weakness and fatigue of the skeletal muscles, including respiratory muscles. When immobile surgical fields are needed, neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) are often administered to block muscle activity, leading to an immobile surgical field and respiratory arrest. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are administered to reverse the muscle block, promoting spontaneous respiration for patient recovery. If immobile surgical fields are required in myasthenic patient operations, NMBAs should be administered...
March 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358838/analysis-of-insecticide-treated-net-use-by-pregnant-women-implications-for-donor-organizations
#16
Jin Sung Song, Mansiangi Mankadi Paul, Sarita Dhakal, Mpaka Kiansiku Smith, Mbambula Kyelama Michel, Eunju Cha, Eun Woo Nam
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) for the prevention of malaria and reduction of mortality and morbidity from mosquito-borne diseases. Although many countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, have adopted this recommendation and distributed bed nets to their inhabitants, the percentage of the population using ITNs remains low. METHODS: This study was conducted with 400 mothers with at least one child under 5 years of age in health zones in the Bandundu province...
March 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358837/the-influence-of-witnessing-inter-parental-violence-and-bullying-victimization-in-involvement-in-fighting-among-adolescents-evidence-from-a-school-based-cross-sectional-survey-in-peru
#17
Bimala Sharma, Eun Woo Nam, Ha Yun Kim, Jong Koo Kim
BACKGROUND: Witnessing inter-parental violence and bullying victimization is common for many children and adolescents. This study examines the role of witnessing inter-parental violence and bullying victimization in involvement in physical fighting among Peruvian adolescents. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 1,368 randomly selected adolescents in 2015. We conducted logistic regression analyses to obtain crude and adjusted odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals for involvement in fighting among male and female adolescents...
March 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358836/health-system-development-and-performance-in-korea-and-japan-a-comparative-study-of-2000-2013
#18
Yuliya Dronina, Young Min Yoon, Hiroyuki Sakamaki, Eun Woo Nam
BACKGROUND: The Japanese and Korean healthcare systems are very similar and thus, they have the same problems and weaknesses. This study discusses the problems and proposes complementary solutions based on the results of a comparative analysis of conditions in the healthcare systems of the two countries. METHODS: This article presents a comparative analysis of the healthcare status of the two countries based on certain health criteria used worldwide, a literature review, and data from the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank, and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)...
March 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358835/the-prevalence-of-depression-and-concussions-in-a-sample-of-active-north-american-semi-professional-and-professional-football-players
#19
James Pryor, Abigail Larson, Mark DeBeliso
BACKGROUND: Concussive events frequently occur in high impact sports such as North American football. The long term effects of concussive events on physical and psychological wellbeing are the focus of ongoing research. The purpose of this study was to determine if concussive events increase the incidence of depression in active semi-professional and professional North American football players. METHODS: An anonymous online survey was sent to 200 players to collect the following self-reported data: position played, years played, number of concussions sustained and subsequent depressive symptoms using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CESD-R) scale...
March 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358834/meeting-recommended-levels-of-physical-activity-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-rural-adults
#20
Peter D Hart
BACKGROUND: Little is known about physical activity (PA) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among rural adults. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between meeting recommended levels of PA and HRQOL in a rural adult population. METHODS: This study analyzed data from 6,103 rural adults 18 years of age and older participating in a 2013 survey. Respondents reporting at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity (or moderate-vigorous combination) PA during the past month were categorized as meeting PA guidelines...
March 2016: Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
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