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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348471/three-dimensional-evaluation-of-posterior-pole-and-optic-nerve-head-in-tilted-disc
#1
Yong Chan Kim, Ji-Sun Moon, Hae-Young Lopilly Park, Chan Kee Park
For over a century, tilted disc syndrome (TDS) has been defined vaguely. The lack of consensus of the terminology arises from the lack of understanding of the pathogenesis of this condition. Also, myopic discs with temporal crescents or peripapillary atrophy (PPA) are histologically indistinguishable from TDS. Therefore, we examined the morphological background of the extreme ONH appearances such as the myopic tilted disc and the TDS by analyzing the posterior segment of the eye from a three-dimensional (3D) perspective...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344466/comparison-of-autonomic-function-before-and-after-surgical-intervention-in-patients-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#2
Navita Choudhary, Kishore K Deepak, Poodipedi S Chandra, Shalini Bhatia, Rajesh Sagar, Ashok K Jaryal, Ravindra M Pandey, Manjari Tripathi
Background and Purpose: Refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is commonly associated with imbalances in cardiovascular (CV) parasympathetic and sympathetic functions, which are treated using TLE surgery. We investigated the effect of hemispheric lateralization of seizure foci on autonomic CV functions before and after TLE surgery. Methods: The study was conducted on patients with left TLE (LTLE, n = 23) and right TLE (RTLE, n = 30) undergoing unilateral TLE surgery...
December 2017: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342011/utility-of-time-and-frequency-domain-parameters-of-heart-rate-variability-in-the-context-of-autonomic-disorders-characterized-by-orthostatic-dysfunction
#3
Jacquie Baker, Juan M Racosta, Brittany Balint, Kurt Kimpinski
PURPOSE: The clinical significance of heart rate variability in the context of autonomic dysfunction continues to be a matter of debate. A consensus is lacking on the best heart rate variability measures for clinical purposes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of heart rate variability parameters in healthy versus autonomic dysfunction. METHODS: Healthy young (n = 134), healthy older (n = 32), and patients with mild (postural tachycardia syndrome; n = 25) and severe (neurogenic orthostatic hypotension; n = 34) autonomic dysfunction were included...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339961/skew-deviation-and-partial-ocular-tilt-reaction-due-to-intratympanic-gentamicin-injection-with-review-of-the-literature
#4
Samuel M Dresner, Nathan H Kung, Joel R Palko, Jonathan L McJunkin, Joel A Goebel, Gregory P Van Stavern
Skew deviation is a rare side effect of intratympanic gentamicin injection for intractable Meniere's disease. When the skew deviation is accompanied by pathologic head tilt and ocular torsion, the result is an ocular tilt reaction (OTR). The authors report the case of a 56-year-old man with refractory Meniere's disease who developed binocular vertical diplopia following intratympanic gentamicin injection and was found to have skew deviation and a partial ocular tilt reaction. The authors also review the reported cases of skew deviation following intratympanic gentamicin and confirm this phenomenon, which has only rarely been reported in the literature...
October 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339401/the-impact-of-preload-reduction-with-head-up-tilt-testing-on-longitudinal-and-transverse-left-ventricular-mechanics-a-study-utilizing-deformation-volume-analysis
#5
Caroline Schneider, Lynsey Forsythe, John Somauroo, Keith George, David Oxborough
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) function is dependent on load, intrinsic contractility and relaxation with a variable impact on specific mechanics. Strain (ε) imaging allows the assessment of cardiac function; however, the direct relationship between volume and strain is currently unknown. The aim of this study was to establish the impact of preload reduction through head-up tilt (HUT) testing on simultaneous left ventricular (LV) longitudinal and transverse function and their respective contribution to volume change...
March 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335032/-sit-and-tilt-preparation-for-subscapular-system-free-flaps
#6
J Mark, H Patwa, M S Costello, Y Patil
BACKGROUND: The ablation of advanced head and neck cancer often results in large three-dimensional defects that require free tissue transfer to optimally address functional and cosmetic issues. The subscapular system is a highly versatile donor site for flaps used for head and neck reconstruction. Traditional methods of harvesting subscapular flaps require repositioning and re-preparing, which significantly increases the operative time and prevents simultaneous harvesting of the flap...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333725/chemoreflex-function-and-brain-blood-flow-during-upright-posture-in-men-and-women
#7
Christopher Hazlett, Heather Edgell
Orthostatic intolerance is more common in women than men, and some studies have found that women in the early follicular (EF) phase of the menstrual cycle experience the greatest feelings of lightheadedness. Chemoreflex function while supine or upright was investigated to determine the potential contribution of ventilatory control to these phenomena. Men (n = 13) and women (n = 14) were tested while supine and 70° upright (head-up tilt [HUT]) and given: (1) normoxia or (2) hypercapnia (5% CO2 ). Women were tested during the EF phase (days 2-5) and the midluteal phase (ML; days 18-24)...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333722/cardiovascular-adjustments-during-anticipated-postural-changes
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Neesirg M Patel, Ethan A G Baker, Samuel R Wittman, Isaiah C Engstrom, George H Bourdages, Andrew A McCall, Derek M Miller, Bill J Yates
It is well-documented that feedforward cardiovascular responses occur at the onset of exercise, but it is unclear if such responses are associated with other types of movements. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that feedforward cardiovascular responses occur when a passive (imposed) 60° head-up tilt is anticipated, such that changes in heart rate and carotid artery blood flow (CBF) commence prior to the onset of the rotation. A light cue preceded head-up tilts by 10 sec, and heart rate and CBF were determined for 5-sec time periods prior to and during tilts...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331491/investigating-the-relationship-between-cardiac-interoception-and-autonomic-cardiac-control-using-a-predictive-coding-framework
#9
Andrew P Owens, Karl J Friston, David A Low, Christopher J Mathias, Hugo D Critchley
Predictive coding models, such as the 'free-energy principle' (FEP), have recently been discussed in relation to how interoceptive (afferent visceral feedback) signals update predictions about the state of the body, thereby driving autonomic mediation of homeostasis. This study appealed to 'interoceptive inference', under the FEP, to seek new insights into autonomic (dys)function and brain-body integration by examining the relationship between cardiac interoception and autonomic cardiac control in healthy controls and patients with forms of orthostatic intolerance (OI); to (i) seek empirical support for interoceptive inference and (ii) delineate if this relationship was sensitive to increased interoceptive prediction error in OI patients during head-up tilt (HUT)/symptom provocation...
January 9, 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327737/uphill-downhill-nystagmus
#10
M Gufoni
Differential diagnosis between peripheral and central spontaneous nystagmus can be difficult to classify (as peripheral or central) even on the basis of criteria recommended in the recent literature. The aim of this paper is to use the combination of spontaneous nystagmus and ocular tilt reaction to determine the site of origin of the disease that causes nystagmus. We propose to classify the nystagmus in: 1) "Uphill" nystagmus in which the nystagmus takes on an inclined plane and the direction of the fast phase is towards the hypertropic eye (this type of nystagmus is likely peripheral); 2) "Downhill" nystagmus when the nystagmus beats toward the hypotropic eye (this type of nystagmus is likely central); 3) "Flat" nystagmus when the plane on which nystagmus beats is perfectly horizontal: in this case, we cannot say anything about the site of lesion (it was only detected in 15% of cases)...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320923/the-effect-of-seated-pelvic-tilt-on-posterior-edge-loading-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-finite-element-investigation
#11
Jim Pierrepont, Long Yang, Jevan Arulampalam, Catherine Stambouzou, Brad Miles, Qing Li
Edge-loading of a ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacement can lead to reproducible squeaking and revision. A patient's functional acetabular cup orientation, driven by their pelvic tilt, has been shown to be a significant factor in squeaking during hip flexion. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of seated pelvic tilt on the contact mechanics at the ceramic bearing surface. A finite element model of a ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacement was created. The cup was orientated at 40° inclination and 15° anteversion relative to the anterior pelvic plane...
January 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306811/depression-and-posture-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#12
Youkyung Kim, Sang-Myung Cheon, Changhong Youm, Minji Son, Jae Woo Kim
BACKGROUND: Depression is an important non-motor symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD) that significantly impacts the daily activities of affected patients. Furthermore, the stooped posture that characterizes patients with PD has also been associated with depression. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the presence of depressive symptoms and body posture in patients with PD. METHODS: Forty-six patients with mild-to-moderate PD were recruited...
December 28, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303373/cardiac-autonomic-function-and-reactivity-tests-in-physically-active-subjects-with-moderately-severe-copd
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Jibril Mohammed, Eric Derom, Tine De Backer, Inge De Wandele, Patrick Calders
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) show impairments in the autonomic nervous systems (ANS) function, which is responsible for cardiac autonomic regulation. This study assessed the autonomic function and cardio-vagal reactivity in conveniently sampled subjects with COPD participating in a pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program. Twenty-six subjects with COPD and 22 age and gender matched control subjects were evaluated. R-R intervals were collected at rest in supine position. Thereafter, resting autonomic function parameters comprising linear and nonlinear analyses of heart rate variability (HRV) and baroreceptor sensitivity (BRS) were calculated...
January 5, 2018: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298772/the-impact-of-preload-reduction-with-head-up-tilt-testing-on-longitudinal-and-transverse-left-ventricular-mechanics
#14
Caroline Schneider, Lynsey Forsythe, John Somauroo, Keith George, David Oxborough
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) function is dependent on load, intrinsic contractility and relaxation with a variable impact on specific mechanics. Strain (ε) imaging allows the assessment of cardiac function however the direct relationship between volume and strain is currently unknown. The aim of this study was to establish the impact of preload reduction through head-up tilt (HUT) testing on simultaneous left ventricular (LV) longitudinal and transverse function and their respective contribution to volume change...
January 3, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298262/body-mass-index-affects-proximal-femoral-but-not-acetabular-morphology-in-adolescents-without-hip-pathology
#15
Eduardo N Novais, Sandra J Shefelbine, Karl-Philipp Kienle, Patricia E Miller, Garrett Bowen, Young-Jo Kim, Sarah D Bixby
BACKGROUND: Increased mechanical load secondary to a large body mass index (BMI) may influence bone remodeling. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether BMI is associated with the morphology of the proximal part of the femur and the acetabulum in a cohort of adolescents without a history of hip disorders. METHODS: We evaluated pelvic computed tomographic (CT) images in 128 adolescents with abdominal pain without a history of hip pathology. There were 44 male patients (34%) and the mean patient age (and standard deviation) was 15 ± 1...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297196/psychophysiological-evaluation-of-patients-with-transient-loss-of-consciousness-of-uncertain-origin
#16
Donatella Brisinda, Lara La Brocca, Anna Rita Sorbo, Gianmarco Lombardi, Francesco Fioravanti, Riccardo Fenici
BACKGROUND: Psychological profile (PsyP) of patients with transient loss of consciousness (TLoC) evidences high prevalence of anxiety and depression. However, the mechanistic link between abnormal PsyP and TLoC is still unclear. AIM: This study aimed at evaluating: 1) prevalence of abnormal PsyP in TLoC patients; 2) cardiac autonomic response to Head-up Tilt Test (HUTT) in patients with (PsyP+) or without abnormal PsyP (PsyP-), developing syncope (HUTT+) or not (HUTT-)...
January 3, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295851/proteomic-profiling-for-cardiovascular-biomarker-discovery-in-orthostatic-hypotension
#17
Madeleine Johansson, Fabrizio Ricci, Nay Aung, Richard Sutton, Olle Melander, Artur Fedorowski
Orthostatic hypotension (OH) has been linked with higher incidence of cardiovascular disease, but little is known about the mechanisms behind this association. We aimed to identify cardiovascular disease biomarkers associated with OH through a proteomic profiling approach. Seven hundred seventy-eight patients with unexplained syncope or orthostatic intolerance underwent head-up tilt test and supine blood samples. Of these, 220 met diagnostic criteria of OH, and 179 demonstrated normal hemodynamic response during head-up tilt test...
January 2, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288838/purely-horizontal-strabismus-associated-with-head-tilt
#18
Anvesh C Reddy, Andrea Portilla, Sean P Donahue
We present the first case of an otherwise healthy child with a marked left head tilt used to improve a purely horizontal, nonaccommodative deviation. A patching test confirmed strabismus as the etiology of the abnormal head position. The head tilt was dramatically reduced following bilateral medial rectus recession.
December 27, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279754/assessment-of-the-relationship-between-pelvic-tilt-and-the-sacro-femoral-pubic-angle-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-asian-individuals
#19
Takanori Kitagawa, Yoichi Iizuka, Hiroki Kobayashi, Tokue Mieda, Daisuke Tsunoda, Atsushi Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Tajika, Haku Iizuka, Kenji Takagishi
Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between pelvic tilt (PT) and the sacro-femoral-pubic (SFP) angle, which is easier to identify than PT, in middle-aged and elderly Asian subjects from the general population. Overview of Literature: Measuring PT is important in the diagnosis and treatment of adult spinal deformity. However, identifying femoral heads, which are necessary to determine PT, using sagittal radiographs is often difficult...
December 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245096/pre-and-post-operative-evaluation-of-pincer-type-femoroacetabular-impingement-during-squat-using-image-matching-techniques-a-case-report
#20
Kensei Yoshimoto, Satoshi Hamai, Hidehiko Higaki, Hirotaka Gondo, Satoru Ikebe, Yasuharu Nakashima
INTRODUCTION: Although combined evaluation of hip joint kinematics and bone morphology is necessary for accurate assessment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), there are no report which evaluated hip kinematics of pincer-type FAI. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The pre- and postoperative hip kinematics of a 46-year-old man, with a pincer-type FAI during squat were evaluated using image-matching techniques and the rim-neck distance was measured. Preoperative simulation of squatting was also performed using patient's bone models and healthy subject's kinematics data to detect the overlapping lesion between the acetabulum and the femur...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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