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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29924290/pneumo-phono-articulatory-coordination-assessment-in-dysarthria-cases-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rebeca de Oliveira Chappaz, Simone Dos Santos Barreto, Karin Zazo Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Pneumo-phono-articulatory coordination is often impaired in dysarthric patients. Because all speech is produced upon exhalation, adequate respiratory support and coordination are essential for communication. Nevertheless, studies investigating respiratory parameters for speech are scarce. The objectives of the present study were to analyze and compare the numbers of words and syllables (universal measurement) per exhalation among healthy and dysarthric speakers, in different speech tasks...
June 18, 2018: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29912578/real-life-adjuvant-chemotherapy-uptake-and-survival-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-after-complete-resection
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Vítězslav Kolek, Stanislav Losse, Juraj Kultan, Petr Jakubec, Jaromir Zatloukal, Milan Sova, Marek Szkorupa, Čestmír Neoral, Josef Škarda, Tomáš Tichý, Zdeněk Kolář
OBJECTIVES: Adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has become a standard of care in patients with stages IIA, IIB, and IIIA after complete tumor resection. Utilization and outcome of AC in routine practice is described in a few studies with non-conclusive results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study included consecutive patients with NSCLC who underwent curative-intent surgery. Data of AC uptake in stage IB (tumor of ≥4 cm in diameter), II and IIIA and reasons of AC omission were evaluated according to medical records...
June 18, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29806618/assessment-of-physicians-proficiency-in-reading-chest-radiographs-for-pneumoconiosis-based-on-a-60-film-examination-set-with-two-factors-constituting-eight-indices
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Taro Tamura, Yukinori Kusaka, Narufumi Suganuma, Kazuhiro Suzuki, Ponglada Subhannachart, Somkiat Siriruttanapruk, Narongpon Dumavibhat, Xing Zhang, P K Sishodiya, Tran Anh Thanh, Kurt G Hering, John E Parker, Eduardo Algranti, Francisco Santos-O'Connor, Hisao Shida, Masanori Akira
Two hundred and thirty-three individuals read chest x-ray images (CXR) in the Asian Intensive Reader of Pneumoconiosis (AIR Pneumo) workshop. Their proficiency in reading CXR for pneumoconiosis was calculated using eight indices (X1-X8), as follows: sensitivity (X1) and specificity (X2) for pneumoconiosis; sensitivity (X3) and specificity (X4) for large opacities; sensitivity (X5) and specificity (X6) for pleural plaques; profusion increment consistency (X7); and consistency for shape differentiation (X8). For these eight indices, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Scheffe's multiple comparison were conducted on six groups, based on the participants' specialty: radiology, respiratory medicine, industrial medicine, public health, general internal medicine, and miscellaneous physicians...
May 26, 2018: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792124/hypersensitivity-to-alemtuzumab-a-safe-and-effective-desensitization-protocol-a-case-report
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Diego Gutiérrez-Fernández, Mónica Saldaña-Valderas, Raquel de la Varga-Martínez, Antonio Foncubierta-Fernández, María J Fernández-Anguita, Maria Del C Fernández-Valle, Fermín Medina-Varo
We describe a successful desensitization to alemtuzumab in one patient diagnosed with T-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia. Alemtuzumab treatment was initiated during infusion number 18, the patient showed cutaneous eruption with a miliary pattern, despite premedication with corticosteroids and antihistamines. The eruption returned with successive alemtuzumab infusions (infusions 19, 20 and 21), remained present for longer and was more severe with each infusion. The patient was referred to our Allergy Unit as it was necessary to maintain alemtuzumab treatment...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756703/most-commonly-isolated-viruses-in-asthma-exacerbation-and-their-correlation-with-eosinophil-and-total-serum-immunoglobulin-e-levels
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Mireya Robledo Aceves, Alejandro Barrón Balderas, María de L Jaime Ornelas
BACKGROUND: Asthma exacerbations are still a cause of hospitalization at the Emergency Department. The triggers of asthma exacerbations include allergens and infections -mostly viral-. The objective of this study was to establish the relationship between viruses detected during an asthma exacerbation and eosinophil and serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels in pediatric patients. POPULATION AND METHODS: Cross-sectional. analytical study. Children aged 5-15 years seen at the Pediatric Emergency Department with an asthma exacerbation in the period between March 2013 and February 2016 were included...
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697687/-thoracoscopic-pulmonary-resection-for-metastatic-lesion-without-pleural-drainage-initial-experience
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R T Yaduta, A K Kachur, V K Lyadov
AIM: To analyze the possibility of thoracoscopic pulmonary resection for metastatic lesion without pleural drainage. MATERIAL AND METHODS: There were 10 patients aged 53.8 years. Most of patients had solitary lung injury within 3 cm from the visceral pleura on the average. Surgical treatment was performed in standard fashion: hardware atypical pulmonary resection within healthy tissues. Pleural cavity was drained with 24 Fr tube. After that lung was inflated under visual control...
2018: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696519/esophago-pericardial-fistula-with-development-of-hydro-pneumo-pericardium-resulting-in-hemodynamic-instability-an-unusual-complication-of-esophageal-cancer
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Toseef Javaid, Zubair Khan, Syed Hasan, Nauman Siddiqui, Ali Nawras
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2018: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660085/pneumo-orbita-causing-optic-nerve-compression
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Sien Hui Tan, Narayanan Prepageran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651120/myositis-prognostic-factors-in-pneumo-myositis
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Sonye K Danoff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546928/-streptococcus-pneumoniae-endocarditis-in-a-child-a-case-report
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Florencia Escarrá, Ana G Fedullo, Natalia Veliz, Julián Rosa, Rodrigo Oribe, Marisa Di Santo, Bqca Vanesa Reijtman, Lic Alejandra Mastroianni, Guadalupe Pérez
INTRODUCTION: the incidence of invasive infections caused by pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae) has declined since generalized vaccination with pneumococcal conjugated vaccine, but it is still a prevalent pathogen in children. Amongst pneumococcal invasive infections, IE (infectious endocarditis) is rare, with an incidence between 1 and 7%. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of a previously healthy 4 year old boy, who had received one dose of 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine who presents with fever, a new heart murmur and heart failure...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425244/initiation-extension-and-termination-of-rna-synthesis-by-a-paramyxovirus-polymerase
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Paul C Jordan, Cheng Liu, Pauline Raynaud, Michael K Lo, Christina F Spiropoulou, Julian A Symons, Leo Beigelman, Jerome Deval
Paramyxoviruses represent a family of RNA viruses causing significant human diseases. These include measles virus, the most infectious virus ever reported, in addition to parainfluenza virus, and other emerging viruses. Paramyxoviruses likely share common replication machinery but their mechanisms of RNA biosynthesis activities and details of their complex polymerase structures are unknown. Mechanistic and functional details of a paramyxovirus polymerase would have sweeping implications for understanding RNA virus replication and for the development of new antiviral medicines...
February 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316765/-analysis-of-clinical-features-in-patients-with-pneumoconiosis-complicated-with-pulmonary-emphysema
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X Li, W R Dai, L Li, W F Liu, Z X Yang, L Xie
Objective: To investigate the clinical features of pneumoconiosis complicated with pulmo-nary emphysema. Methods: selected 868 patients with pneumoconiosis were selected from December 2015 to December 2016 in Hunan occupational disease prevention and treatment hospital. Collected the results of high-resolution spiral CT, arterial blood gas, ECG, pulmonary function and MRC score. The subjects were divided into pneumoconiosis complicated with pulmonary emphysema group and simple pneumoconiosis group accord-ing to the results of HRCT...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280704/reversible-pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis-after-liver-transplantation
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M Telegrafo, A A Stabile Ianora, G Angelelli, M Moschetta
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is a rare disease characterized by the presence of multiple gas-filled cysts within the submucosa or subserosa of the intestinal wall. We report a case of PCI in a 54-yearold man 4 weeks after liver transplantation due to hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated liver cirrhosis presenting with illness, diarrhea and abdominal pain. CT scans revealed normal shape of the abdominal parenchymal organs and no intra-hepatic complication due to liver transplantation. Main abdominal venous and arterial vessels resulted patent...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146418/diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-extended-focused-abdominal-sonography-for-trauma-e-fast-performed-by-emergency-physicians-compared-to-computed-tomography
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Haldun Akoglu, Omer Faruk Celik, Ali Celik, Rabia Ergelen, Ozge Onur, Arzu Denizbasi
INTRODUCTION: The diagnostic accuracy of the FAST exam performed by EM residents were shown to be similar to radiology residents. However, in the last 2 decades, an extended-FAST (E-FAST) protocol including thoracic examination to exclude pneumo- and hemothorax was introduced. The accuracy of emergency physicians (EPs) while performing E-FAST is a less studied area, especially in Europe. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the E-FAST exam performed by EM residents with the results of CT scan as a gold standard...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094629/infectious-diseases-and-immunological-markers-associated-with-patients-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-treated-with-rituximab
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Kleber Jordão de Souza, Rodrigo Sala Ferro, Luiz Euribel Prestes-Carneiro, Paula Andreia Martins Carrilho, Dewton de Moraes Vasconcelos
BACKGROUND: The use of rituximab (RTX) is increasing, even in developing countries. It has become the first-line therapy or adjuvant to chemotherapy (CHOP; cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunorubicin, oncovin and prednisone) for various diseases, including B cell lymphoma and autoimmune diseases. AIM: We describe the infectious diseases and immunological markers associated with RTX treatment of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). METHODS: Serum immunoglobulins were determined before and after intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) administration...
February 2018: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067910/first-rib-and-venous-anomalies-anatomical-challenges-for-transvenous-implantation-of-cardiac-electronic-devices
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Ernest W Lau
Atypical anatomy may be encountered unexpectedly and undiagnosed in clinical practice, and this is especially important during the performance of interventional procedures such as transvenous implantation of cardiac electronic devices. The body of the first rib can be absent. If this not noticed, pneumo-/haemothroax may be induced during subclavian vein puncture as the needle may enter the first intercostal space rather than the costo-clavicular angle. The cephalic vein may pursue a supraclavicular course, the axillary vein may drain into an intercostal vein rather than the axillary vein, and the entire length of the axillary-subclavian-brachio-cephalic vein may be absent...
July 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888803/effects-of-pneumoperitoneum-and-of-an-alveolar-recruitment-maneuver-followed-by-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-on-cardiopulmonary-function-in-sheep-anesthetized-with-isoflurane-fentanyl
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jéssica C Rodrigues, Francisco J Teixeira-Neto, Sofia A Cerejo, Nathalia Celeita-Rodríguez, Natache A Garofalo, Juliany G Quitzan, Thalita L A Rocha
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of pneumoperitoneum alone or combined with an alveolar recruitment maneuver (ARM) followed by positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) on cardiopulmonary function in sheep. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, crossover study. ANIMALS: A total of nine adult sheep (36-52 kg). METHODS: Sheep were administered three treatments (≥10-day intervals) during isoflurane-fentanyl anesthesia and volume-controlled ventilation (tidal volume: 12 mL kg-1 ) with oxygen: CONTROL (no intervention); PNEUMO (120 minutes of CO2 pneumoperitoneum); PNEUMOARM/PEEP (PNEUMO protocol with an ARM instituted after 60 minutes of pneumoperitoneum)...
July 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886960/-indoor-air-quality-and-parents-of-asthmatic-children-practices
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S Larramendy Magnin, B Desssome, L Moret
BACKGROUND: Indoor air pollution can worsen asthma in children. Better knowledge of factors determining parents' reception of recommendations to limit pollution of indoor air in the homes of asthmatic children would be helpful to improve implementation. METHOD: A descriptive study evaluating practices known to have an impact on the quality of air in homes was conducted among parents of asthmatic children aged 3 to 16 years. From May to September 2013, parents answered anonymous self-administered questionnaires in waiting rooms of generalist practitioners, in the Nantes University pneumology pediatric outpatient clinic, and as part of therapeutic education sessions conducted by the Asthma-44 Network...
September 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871375/walter-e-dandy-his-contributions-to-pituitary-surgery-in-the-context-of-the-overall-johns-hopkins-hospital-experience
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Andrea Corsello, Giulia Di Dalmazi, Fabiana Pani, Paulina Chalan, Roberto Salvatori, Patrizio Caturegli
BACKGROUND: Walter E. Dandy (1886-1946) was an outstanding neurosurgeon who spent his entire career at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. After graduating from medical school in 1910, he completed a research fellowship in the Hunterian laboratory with Harvey Cushing and then joined the Department of Surgery as resident, rising to the rank professor in 1931. Dandy made several contributions that helped building the neurosurgical specialty, most famously the introduction of pneumo-ventriculography to image brain lesions for which he received a Nobel prize nomination...
December 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867257/oropharyngeal-candidiasis-prevalence-among-hiv-infected-patients-at-the-teaching-hospital-of-treichville-abidjan-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
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A Konaté, P C M Barro-Kiki, K F Kassi, K E Angora, H Vanga-Bosson, V Djohan, A V Bédia-Tanoh, A J S Miézan, W Yavo, E I H Menan
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to determine the mycological profile of oropharyngeal candidiasis among HIV-infected patients from Internal Medicine, Infectious and Tropical Diseases, and Pneumo-Phthisiology Diseases departments of the Teaching Hospital of Treichville in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study carried out on patients with lesions suggestive of oropharyngeal candidiasis from October 2010 to April 2011...
December 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
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