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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086988/computed-tomographic-findings-and-treatment-of-a-bull-with-pituitary-gland-abscess
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Ueli Braun, Alexandra Malbon, Manon Kochan, Barbara Riond, Fredi Janett, Cornelia Iten, Matthias Dennler
BACKGROUND: In cattle, the prognosis of brain abscess is unfavourable and treatment is therefore not recommended. To the knowledge of the authors, there has been no report of successful treatment of a brain abscess in cattle.This report describes the clinical, computed tomographic and postmortem findings in a Holstein-Friesian bull with a hypophyseal abscess. CASE REPORT: The main clinical findings were generalised ataxia, ptyalism, prolapse of the tongue, dropped jaw, dysphagia, head tilt and unilateral ptosis...
January 13, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081223/high-intensity-jump-training-is-tolerated-during-60-days-of-bed-rest-and-is-very-effective-in-preserving-leg-power-and-lean-body-mass-an-overview-of-the-cologne-rsl-study
#2
Andreas Kramer, Jakob Kümmel, Edwin Mulder, Albert Gollhofer, Petra Frings-Meuthen, Markus Gruber
PURPOSE: Space agencies are looking for effective and efficient countermeasures for the degrading effects of weightlessness on the human body. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a novel jump exercise countermeasure during bed rest on vitals, body mass, body composition, and jump performance. METHODS: 23 male participants (29±6 years, 181±6 cm, 77±7 kg) were confined to a bed rest facility for 90 days: a 15-day ambulatory measurement phase, a 60-day six-degree head-down-tilt bed rest phase (HDT), and a 15-day ambulatory recovery phase...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079960/successful-medical-management-of-a-domestic-longhair-cat-with-subdural-intracranial-empyema-and-multifocal-pneumonia
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Thomas J A Cardy, Richard Lam, Laureen M Peters, Philippa J McLaren, Màrian Matas Riera, Steven De Decker
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of successful medical management of subdural intracranial empyema and multifocal pneumonia in a domestic longhaired cat. CASE SUMMARY: A 7-year-and-8-month-old male neutered domestic longhair cat presented with tachypnea, respiratory compromise, vestibular ataxia, obtundation, left-sided head tilt, and multiple cranial nerve deficits. Neuroanatomical localization was multifocal with central vestibular involvement. Magnetic resonance imaging of the head indicated diffuse subdural empyema, mainly affecting the middle cranial fossa and the right cerebrum...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077421/aortic-wave-reflection-during-orthostatic-challenges-influence-of-body-position-and-venous-pooling
#4
William E Hughes, Darren P Casey
BACKGROUND: Aortic wave reflection (augmentation index; AIx) decreases during orthostatic challenges despite increased peripheral resistance, which is thought to be due to venous pooling. The purpose of this study was to examine if the decrease in AIx during an orthostatic challenge is due to venous pooling alone or body position manipulation. METHODS: Twenty-three young, healthy adults (11F/12M) participated in 3 separate orthostatic challenges (5 minutes each); 60° head-up tilt (HUT), 60° HUT with bilateral rhythmic blood pressure (BP) cuff inflation on calves (75 mm Hg) to minimize venous pooling, and lower body negative pressure (LBNP; -30 mm Hg) for venous pooling independent of body position...
February 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076297/dynamics-of-the-cardiovascular-autonomic-regulation-during-orthostatic-challenge-is-more-relaxed-in-women
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Sina Reulecke, Sonia Charleston-Villalobos, Andreas Voss, Ramón González-Camarena, Jesús González-Hermosillo, Mercedes Gaitán-González, Guadalupe Hernández-Pacheco, Rico Schroeder, Tomás Aljama-Corrales
Linear dynamic analysis of cardiovascular and respiratory time series was performed in healthy subjects with respect to gender by shifted short-term segments throughout a head-up tilt (HUT) test. Beat-to-beat intervals (BBI), systolic (SYS) and diastolic (DIA) blood pressure and respiratory interval (RESP) time series were acquired in 14 men and 15 women. In time domain (TD), the descending slope of the auto-correlation function (ACF) (BBI_a31cor) was more pronounced in women than in men (p<0.05) during the HUT test and considerably steeper (p<0...
January 11, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070761/effect-of-long-term-simulated-microgravity-on-immune-system-and-lung-tissues-in-rhesus-macaque
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Yang Chen, Chongyu Xu, Ping Wang, Yiling Cai, Huasong Ma
We evaluated different lymphocyte populations and levels of plasma cytokines in peripheral blood as well as inflammatory infiltration and expressions of cytokines in lung tissues derived from macaque under long-term stimulated microgravity through being suspended in an antiorthostatic position so as to identify relevant immune parameters and to understand potential mechanisms of lung injury. Fifteen healthy male rhesus macaques were randomly divided into groups 1 (control, n = 5), groups 2 (head-down tilting for 6 weeks, n = 5), and groups 3 (head-down tilting for 6 weeks and recovery for 4 weeks, n = 5)...
January 9, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069503/wettability-gradient-on-the-elytra-in-the-aquatic-beetle-cybister-chinensis-and-its-role-in-angular-position-of-the-beetle-at-water-air-interface
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Mingxia Sun, Yuan Chen, Yongmei Zheng, Mingming Zhen, Chunying Shu, Zhendong Dai, Aiping Liang, Stanislav N Gorb
: The surface of the elytra in some species of aquatic beetles displays relatively low contact angles (CAs), even showing hydrophilic properties. In this study, we report on an observation that both sexes of Cybister chinensis beetle fresh elytral surface do not exhibit uniform CA, but rather a wettability gradient along the longitudinal axis in posterior direction. The wettability is very different between females and males due to the presence (female) or absence (male) of channels on the elytral surface...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061916/intracranial-and-intraocular-pressure-during-various-degrees-of-head-down-tilt
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Karina Marshall-Goebel, Edwin Mulder, Eric Bershad, Charles Laing, Anders Eklund, Jan Malm, Claudia Stern, Jörn Rittweger
BACKGROUND: More than half of astronauts develop ophthalmic changes during long-duration spaceflight consistent with an abnormal intraocular and intracranial pressure (IOP, ICP) difference. The aim of our study was to assess IOP and ICP during head-down tilt (HDT) and the additive or attenuating effects of 1% CO2 and lower body negative pressure (LBNP). METHODS: In Experiment I, IOP and ICP were measured in nine healthy subjects after 3.5 h HDT in five conditions: -6°, -12°, and -18° HDT, -12° with 1% CO2, and -12° with -20 mmHg LBNP...
January 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061496/adult-patients-with-congenital-muscular-torticollis-treated-with-bipolar-release-report-of-31-cases
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Gun Sang Lee, Myung Ki Lee, Woo Jae Kim, Ho Sang Kim, Jeong Ho Kim, Yun-Suk Kim
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the surgical results of bipolar release in 31 adult patients with uncorrected congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) and more than 12 months of follow-up. METHODS: Thirty-one patients underwent a bipolar release of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) and were retrospectively analyzed. The mean follow-up period was 14.9 months (range, 12-30). The mean age at time of surgery was 30.3 years (range, 20-54). Patients were evaluated with a modified Lee's scoring system, cervicomandibular angle (CMA) measurement, and a global satisfaction rating scale using patient self-reporting...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047022/su-g-iep2-10-lens-dose-reduction-by-patient-position-modification-during-neck-ct-exams
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E Mosher, J Butman, N Biassou, L Folio, C Lee
PURPOSE: Irradiation of the lens during a neck CT may increase a patient's risk of developing cataracts later in life. Radiologists and technologists at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (NIHCC) have developed new CT imaging protocols that include a reduction in scan range and modifying neck positioning using a head tilt. This study will evaluate the efficacy of this protocol in the reduction of lens dose. METHODS: We retrieved CT images of five male patients who had two sets of CT images: before and after the implementation of the new protocol...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046895/su-f-t-648-sharpening-dose-fall-off-via-beam-number-enhancements-for-stereotactic-brain-radiosurgery
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J Chiu, M Pierce, S Braunstein, M McDermott, P Sneed, L Ma
PURPOSE: Sharp dose fall-off is the hallmark of brain radiosurgery to deliver a high dose of radiation to the target while minimizing dose to normal brain tissue. In this study, we developed a technique for the purpose of enhancing the peripheral dose gradient by magnifying the total number of beams focused toward each isocenter via patient head tilt and simultaneous beam intensity modulations. METHODS: Computer scripting for the proposed beam number enhancement (BNE) technique was developed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043672/the-changes-of-electrolytes-in-serum-and-urine-in-children-with-neurally-mediated-syncope-cured-by-oral-rehydration-salts
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Wenhua Zhang, Runmei Zou, Lijia Wu, Xuemei Luo, Yi Xu, Fang Li, Ping Lin, Zhenwu Xie, Cheng Wang
OBJECTIVE: To detect the changes of electrolytes in serum and urine in children with nerve mediated syncope (NMS) cured by oral rehydration salts (ORS). METHOD: From May 2014 to April 2015, 135 patients with symptoms like unexplained syncope and presyncope were administrated in our hospital, including 60 boys and 75 girls, aged between 4 and 16 (10.2±2.7) years. After head-up tilt test (HUTT), their electrolytes in serum and urine were examined. Those who were positive to the HUTT received ORS and health education, while others were only treated by health education...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018240/distinctive-steady-state-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure-responses-to-passive-robotic-leg-exercise-and-functional-electrical-stimulation-during-head-up-tilt
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Amirehsan Sarabadani Tafreshi, Robert Riener, Verena Klamroth-Marganska
Introduction: Tilt tables enable early mobilization of patients by providing verticalization. But there is a high risk of orthostatic hypotension provoked by verticalization, especially after neurological diseases such as spinal cord injury. Robot-assisted tilt tables might be an alternative as they add passive robotic leg exercise (PE) that can be enhanced with functional electrical stimulation (FES) to the verticalization, thus reducing the risk of orthostatic hypotension. We hypothesized that the influence of PE on the cardiovascular system during verticalization (i...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017201/lower-body-mass-index-is-associated-with-orthostatic-hypotension-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Tomohiko Nakamura, Masashi Suzuki, Miki Ueda, Masaaki Hirayama, Masahisa Katsuno
INTRODUCTION: Lower body mass index (BMI) is associated with orthostatic hypotension (OH) in the general population, especially in the elderly; however, no studies have addressed this issue in Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: We investigated the results of the head-up tilt test and BMI of patients with PD, and evaluated whether BMI is related to orthostatic systolic blood pressure (SBP) change during the head-up tilt test. PD patients were divided into male and female groups, and further divided into middle-aged (age<65years) and elderly (age≥65years) subgroups in each sex...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999471/use-of-simulated-patient-approach-to-assess-the-community-pharmacists-knowledge-of-appropriate-use-of-metered-dose-inhaler
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Sunday O Nduka, Maureen U Anetoh, Kosisochi C Amorha, Okechukwu O Henry, Mathew J Okonta
RATIONALE: The pharmacist charged with the responsibility of drug administration and counseling should have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate the use of metered dose inhalers (MDIs) to asthma patients for the maximization of treatment outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the community pharmacists' knowledge of the appropriate use of MDIs in Anambra State, Nigeria. METHODS: The study was carried out in two major cities in Anambra State, Nigeria, using 41 registered community pharmacists...
September 2016: Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988280/comparison-of-efficacy-pattern-of-response-occurrence-of-arrhythmias-and-the-tolerability-of-nitroglycerine-and-isoprenaline-as-provocative-drugs-during-head-up-tilt-test
#16
Mukund Aravind Prabhu, Vivek Pillai, Jayaprakash Shenthar
BACKGROUND: Various protocols exist for performing head-up tilt test (HUTT). Serious ventricular arrhythmias have been reported during HUTT using Isoprenaline (ISO) provocation and their incidence with sublingual Nitroglycerine provocation is unknown. This study aims to assess the efficacy, pattern of response, tolerability, and frequency of arrhythmias during head-up tilt test with sublingual Nitroglycerine (NTG) provocation compared to ISO) provocation. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study...
November 23, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987104/phenylephrine-increases-near-infrared-spectroscopy-determined-muscle-oxygenation-in-men
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H Sørensen, J H Thomsen, A S P Meyer, D Terzic, L Hilsted, J Kjærgaard, J P Goetze, T C Barbosa, N H Secher
Phenylephrine increases mean arterial pressure (MAP) by enhanced total peripheral resistance (TPR) but near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) determined muscle oxygenation (SmO2) increases. We addressed that apparent paradox during supine rest and head-up tilt (HUT). Variables were determined ± phenylephrine in males during supine rest (n = 17) and 40° HUT (n = 7). MAP, stroke volume (SV), heart rate (HR), and TPR were derived by Modelflow(®) and NIRS determined biceps SmO2 and (tibial) bone oxygenation (StibialO2)...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982242/effect-of-head-position-on-maxillofacial-transverse-measurements-made-on-the-skull-and-cone-beam-computed-tomography-scans
#18
Abbas Shokri, Amirfarhang Miresmaeili, Nasrin Farhadian, Sepideh Falah-Kooshki, Payam Amini, Najmeh Mollaie
Article Incorrect patient positioning and the resultant image distortion occur in many radiographic examinations. This study aimed to assess the effect of tilting, rotation and tipping of the head on the accuracy of maxillofacial transverse measurements made on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. The CBCT scans were obtained in central position of 10 dry human skulls. Using three-dimensional (3D) Dolphin software, six positions namely 10° and 20° tilts, rotations and tips were reconstructed of central position...
September 2016: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942874/side-overlap-esophagogastrostomy-to-prevent-reflux-after-proximal-gastrectomy
#19
Yoshito Yamashita, Atsushi Yamamoto, Yutaka Tamamori, Mami Yoshii, Yukio Nishiguchi
BACKGROUND: No optimal method of reconstruction for proximal gastrectomy has been established because of problems associated with postoperative reflux and anastomotic stenosis. It is also important that the reconstruction is easily performed laparoscopically because laparoscopic gastrectomy has become widely accepted in recent years. METHODS: We have developed a new method of esophagogastrostomy, side overlap with fundoplication by Yamashita (SOFY). The remnant stomach is fixated to the diaphragmatic crus on the dorsal side of the esophagus...
December 10, 2016: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942342/is-current-training-in-basic-and-advanced-cardiac-life-support-bls-acls-effective-a-study-of-bls-acls-knowledge-amongst-healthcare-professionals-of-north-kerala
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Madavan Nambiar, Nisanth Menon Nedungalaparambil, Ottapura Prabhakaran Aslesh
BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals are expected to have knowledge of current basic and advanced cardiac life support (BLS/ACLS) guidelines to revive unresponsive patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the current practices and knowledge of BLS/ACLS principles among healthcare professionals of North-Kerala using pretested self-administered structured questionnaire. Answers were validated in accordance with American Heart Association's BLS/ACLS teaching manual and the results were analysed...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
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