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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429854/application-of-3c-insulin-pump-system-in-combination-with-non-invasive-ventilation-in-the-treatment-of-a-patient-with-type-2-diabetes-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Peng Dong, Jing Xu, Junhong Wang, Chunhong Zhang
We observed the curative effect of 3C insulin system in combination with non-invasive ventilation in a patient with type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). 3C insulin pump is a system of devices that closely monitors and effectively regulates blood glucose levels. Non-invasive ventilation has been shown to be an effective treatment for OSAS. A type 2 diabetic patient with concomitant OSAS was treated with a 3C insulin pump system for real-time continuous glucose monitoring and nocturnal non-invasive ventilation for OSAS...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416157/dentoskeletal-sequellae-after-wearing-of-a-mandibular-advancement-device-in-an-osahs-setting
#2
Amélie Laborde, Cyrille Tison, Elodie Drumez, Emilie Garreau, Joël Ferri, Gwenaël Raoul
Mandibular advancement devices (MAD) are recommended in certain cases for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). The aim of this study was to make a retrospective investigation into the dental and skeletal effects in patients suffering from OSAHS after wearing an MAD, and according to the type of device, rigid or semi-rigid. Cephalometric criteria on lateral cephalograms before and after at least 6 months of treatment were analyzed. Twenty-two patients were included. We observed average labial tipping of the lower incisors (+4...
April 13, 2017: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414673/purulent-pericarditis-due-to-an-infected-pacemaker-lead
#3
Teresa Backes
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous drug users have a substantially increased risk of infective endocarditis, especially in the setting of implanted cardiac devices. Purulent pericarditis is a rare occurrence that can occur iatrogenically or through direct or hematogenous spread. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 75 year old man with a past medical history significant for hepatitis C, IV drug abuse, and sick sinus syndrome status post pacemaker was brought in by EMS with a chief complaint of diaphoresis and chest pain...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413452/ankle-and-toe-muscle-strength-characteristics-in-runners-with-a-history-of-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome
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Junya Saeki, Masatoshi Nakamura, Sayaka Nakao, Kosuke Fujita, Ko Yanase, Katsuyuki Morishita, Noriaki Ichihashi
BACKGROUND: A high proportion of flexor digitorum longus attachment is found at the posteromedial border of the tibia, which is the most common location of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Therefore, plantar flexion strength of the lesser toes could be related to MTSS; however, the relationship between MTSS and muscle strength of the hallux and lesser toes is not yet evaluated due to the lack of quantitative methods. This study investigated the muscle strength characteristics in runners with a history of MTSS by using a newly developed device to measure the muscle strength of the hallux, lesser toes, and ankle...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412100/risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-percutaneous-pharmacomechanical-thrombectomy-using-angiojet-in-venous-and-arterial-thrombosis
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Guillermo A Escobar, Dillon Burks, Matthew R Abate, Mohammed F Faramawi, Ahsan T Ali, Lewis C Lyons, Mohammed M Moursi, Matthew R Smeds
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) is commonly used to treat acute thrombotic syndromes. Angiojet (AJ) forcibly sprays fibrinolytics to fragment and aspirate thrombus. It's known to cause hemolysis and gross hematuria, yet potential consequences to renal function after AJ remain unstudied. We sought to determine the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) after AJ when compared to other lysis techniques. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively reviewed patients treated with thrombolysis over 5 years...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411023/comparison-of-bioelectrical-impedance-and-dxa-for-measuring-body-composition-among-adults-with-down-syndrome
#6
Michael R Esco, Brett S Nickerson, Angela R Russell
BACKGROUND: Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have been shown to display high levels of adiposity and a unique body shape. Laboratory methods used to evaluate body composition might be too cumbersome for this special population. Therefore, field methods are desired due to their non-invasive nature. OBJECTIVE: to determine the agreement between dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) for measuring body fat percentage BF% and fat-free mass (FFM) among adults with DS...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409511/multimodal-assessment-of-sensorimotor-shoulder-function-in-patients-with-untreated-anterior-shoulder-instability-and-asymptomatic-handball-players
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Guillaume Mornieux, Anja Hirschmüller, Albert Gollhofer, Norbert P Südkamp, Dirk Maier
BACKGROUND: Functional evaluation of sensorimotor function of the shoulder joint is important for guidance of sports-specific training, prevention and rehabilitation of shoulder instability. Such assessment should be multimodal and comprise all qualities of sensorimotor shoulder function. This study evaluates feasibility of such multimodal assessment of glenohumeral sensorimotor function in patients with shoulder instability and handball players. METHODS: Nine patients with untreated anterior instability of their dominant shoulder and 15 asymptomatic recreational handball players performed proprioceptive joint position sense and dynamic stabilisation evaluations on an isokinetic device, as well as a functional throwing performance task...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405091/ambulatory-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-with-subclavian-venoarterial-cannulation-to-increase-mobility-and-recovery-in-a-patient-awaiting-cardiac-transplantation
#8
Samuel Jacob, Juan C MacHannaford, Themistokles Chamogeorgakis, Gonzalo V Gonzalez-Stawinski, Joost Felius, Aldo E Rafael, Rajasekhar S Malyala, Brian Lima
Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can provide temporary cardiopulmonary support for patients in hemodynamic extremis or refractory heart failure until more durable therapies-such as cardiac transplantation or a left ventricular assist device-can be safely implemented. Conventional ECMO cannulation strategies commonly employ the femoral artery and vein, constraining the patients to the supine position for the duration of ECMO support. We have recently adopted a modified cannulation approach to promote patient mobility, rehabilitation, and faster recovery and to mitigate complications associated with femoral arterial cannulation, such as limb ischemia and compartment syndrome...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403128/an-oxygenated-and-transportable-machine-perfusion-system-fully-rescues-liver-grafts-exposed-to-lethal-ischemic-damage-in-a-pig-model-of-dcd-liver-transplantation
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Philippe Compagnon, Eric Levesque, Hassen Hentati, Mara Disabato, Julien Calderaro, Cyrille Feray, Anne Corlu, José Laurent Cohen, Ismail Ben Mosbah, Daniel Azoulay
BACKGROUND: Control of warm ischemia (WI) lesions that occur with donation after circulatory death (DCD) would significantly increase the donor pool for liver transplantation. We aimed to determine whether a novel, oxygenated and hypothermic machine perfusion device (HMP Airdrive system) improves the quality of livers derived from DCDs using a large animal model. METHODS: Cardiac arrest was induced in female large white pigs by IV injection of potassium chloride...
April 11, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401856/unusual-lead-helix-damage-due-to-selective-reel-syndrome
#10
Enes Elvin Gul, Benedict Glover, Adrian Baranchuk
Oblivious manipulation of the device by the patient is referred to as "Twiddler's" syndrome. It is characterized by the coiling of the pacemaker lead due to the rotation of the pacemaker generator on its long axis. However, the rotation of the pacemaker generator on its transverse axis with subsequent coiling of the pacemaker leads around the pulse generator is called as ''Reel syndrome''. In this case, we present a 69-year-old patient with 'selective' Reel syndrome and postulate the possible explanation for damaged atrial lead...
January 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399606/-diagnosis-of-patients-with-painful-sacroiliac-joint-syndrome
#11
Rahel Bornemann, Robert Pflugmacher, Ernst M W Koch, Philip Peter Roessler, Yorck Rommelspacher, Dieter Christian Wirtz, Sönke Percy Frey
Pain coming from the sacroiliac (SI) joints can explain up to 25 % of all chronic low back pain. A careful differential diagnosis is required to avoid misdiagnosis of low back pain. In addition to historical findings, positive findings on physical examination maneuvers that stress the SI joint are a key component diagnosis. The SI joint is confirmed as a pain generator when intraarticular injection of local anaesthetics provides acute back pain relief. Minimally invasive SI joint fusion is clearly superior to invasive open surgical procedures, with decreased blood loss and tissue disruption, shorter procedure times and shorter hospital stays...
April 11, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399050/veptr-are-we-reducing-respiratory-assistance-requirements
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Sarah B Nossov, Evan Curatolo, Robert M Campbell, Oscar H Mayer, Sumeet Garg, Patrick J Cahill
BACKGROUND: The assisted ventilation rating (AVR) indicates the degree of external respiratory support required in children with thoracic insufficiency syndrome (TIS) and early onset scoliosis. For skeletally immature patients with TIS, the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) device can be used to improve lung volume and growth. We hypothesized that patients who underwent early thoracic reconstruction by VEPTR treatment had an improved respiratory status. METHODS: Preoperative and postoperative AVR ratings were prospectively collected in a multicenter study group and compared with determine change after VEPTR treatment...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398396/-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-clinical-experience-of-the-emilia-romagna-region-italy
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Alberto Menozzi, Gianluca Calogero Campo, Vincenzo Guiducci, Gianni Dall'Ara, Andrea Santarelli, Paolo Sbarzaglia, Marco Balducelli, Paolo Magnavacchi, Fabio Sgura, Luciano Losi, Luigi Vignali, Gianni Casella, Luigi Steffanon, Fabio Tarantino, Francesco Saia
BACKGROUND: The bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BRS) technology constitutes the new revolution of the coronary artery disease interventional treatment. Currently, three distinct types of BRSs are available but only one, the Absorb BVS, was on the market in 2013 when the Regional Commission for Medical Devices and the Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Commission of the Emilia-Romagna Region drew up a technical and scientific essay to provide guidance for the introduction of BRS in public and affiliated health facilities...
February 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394582/multiplex-paper-based-colorimetric-dna-sensor-using-pyrrolidinyl-peptide-nucleic-acid-induced-agnps-aggregation-for-detecting-mers-cov-mtb-and-hpv-oligonucleotides
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Prinjaporn Tee-Ngam, Weena Siangproh, Adisorn Tuantranont, Tirayut Vilaivan, Orawon Chailapakul, Charles S Henry
The development of simple fluorescent and colorimetric assays that enable point-of-care DNA and RNA detection has been a topic of significant research because of the utility of such assays in resource limited settings. The most common motifs utilize hybridization to a complementary detection strand coupled with a sensitive reporter molecule. Here, apaper-based colorimetric assay for DNA detection based on pyrrolidinyl peptide nucleic acid (acpcPNA)-induced nanoparticle aggregationis reported as an alternative to traditional colorimetric approaches...
April 10, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393776/serial-semi-invasive-hemodynamic-assessment-following-pericardiectomy-for-chronic-constrictive-pericarditis
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Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Adil Rizvi, Vishwas Malik, Sandeep Seth, Rajiv Narang, Mani Kalaivani, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Sathiya Selvam
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to prospectively investigate the effects of pericardiectomy via median sternotomy on intra- and postoperative hemodynamics by a new semi-invasive device (Flotrac/VigileoTM monitor) using arterial pressure waveform analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients aged 15 to 55 years (mean+SD, 31.73 + 13.53 years), who had undergone total pericardiectomy via median sternotomy underwent serial hemodynamic evaluation. FlotracTM Sensor - derived stroke volume, stroke volume variation, systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI), cardiac index and right atrial pressure were measured just before and after pericardiectomy, at 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours and at discharge postoperatively...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390055/extracorporeal-co2-removal-by-hemodialysis-in-vitro-model-and-feasibility
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Alexandra G May, Ayan Sen, Matthew E Cove, John A Kellum, William J Federspiel
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease often develop hypercapnia and require mechanical ventilation. Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal can manage hypercarbia by removing carbon dioxide directly from the bloodstream. Respiratory hemodialysis uses traditional hemodialysis to remove CO2 from the blood, mainly as bicarbonate. In this study, Stewart's approach to acid-base chemistry was used to create a dialysate that would maintain blood pH while removing CO2 as well as determine the blood and dialysate flow rates necessary to remove clinically relevant CO2 volumes...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389899/degradation-and-inactivation-of-shiga-toxins-by-nitrogen-gas-plasma
#17
Akikazu Sakudo, Yuichiro Imanishi
Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) leads to food poisoning by causing hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome. Some STEC produce Shiga toxin 1 (Stx1) and/or Shiga toxin 2 (Stx2), a relatively stable protein toxin, necessitating the development of an efficient inactivation method. Here we applied a nitrogen gas plasma apparatus to the inactivation of Stx. Samples of Stx1 and Stx2 were treated with a nitrogen gas plasma generated by a plasma device using a short high-voltage pulse applied by a static induction thyristor power supply at 1...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387621/deep-brain-stimulation-for-tourette-syndrome-a-single-center-series
#18
Richard S Dowd, Michael Pourfar, Alon Y Mogilner
OBJECTIVE Tourette syndrome (TS) is a complex neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by multiple motor and phonic tics. While pharmacological and behavioral therapy can be effective in most patients, a subset of patients remains refractory to treatment. Increasing clinical evidence from multiple centers suggests that deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the medial thalamus can be effective in many cases of refractory TS. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed outcomes in 13 patients with refractory TS who underwent medial thalamic DBS performed by their team over a 7-year period...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386925/vagus-nerve-stimulation-surgical-technique-of-implantation-and-revision-and-related-morbidity
#19
Flavio Giordano, Anna Zicca, Carmen Barba, Renzo Guerrini, Lorenzo Genitori
Indications for vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy include focal, multifocal epilepsy, drop attacks (tonic/atonic seizures), Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-related multifocal epilepsy, and unsuccessful resective surgery. Surgical outcome is about 50-60% for seizures control, and may also improve mood, cognition, and memory. On this basis, VNS has also been proposed for the treatment of major depression and Alzheimer's' disease. The vagus nerve stimulator must be implanted with blunt technique on the left side to avoid cardiac side effects through the classic approach for anterior cervical discectomy...
April 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383431/cardiac-electrophysiological-alterations-and-clinical-response-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-a-defibrillator-treated-patients-affected-by-metabolic-syndrome
#20
Celestino Sardu, Matteo Santamaria, Stefania Funaro, Cosimo Sacra, Michelangela Barbieri, Pasquale Paolisso, Raffaele Marfella, Giuseppe Paolisso, Maria Rosaria Rizzo
Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a multifactorial disease that can affect clinical outcomes in patients treated by Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-d).Ninety-one patients received a CRT-d. According to clinical diagnosis, the study population was divided into 46 MS (cases) versus 45 no MS (controls) patients. These patients were followed by clinical, instrumental assessment, and device telemetric interrogations at follow-up. The design of the study was to evaluate the functionality of the CRT-d leads, the arrhythmic events, the CRT-d response, and the clinical outcomes at follow-up...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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