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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102087/relationship-quality-of-persons-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-syndrome
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Francesco Tramonti, Michelangelo Maestri, Luca Carnicelli, Giulia Fava, Valentina Lombardi, Martina Rossi, Monica Fabbrini, Elisa Di Coscio, Elena Iacopini, Enrica Bonanni
In the field of sleep disorders, the quality of couple relationship is arousing increasing attention, given its implications for quality of life and treatment adherence. The aim of the present study was to evaluate relationship quality in a sample of treated or untreated patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome. Eighty-seven patients were recruited in a hospital-based Centre for Sleep Medicine. Subjects were administered the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) to evaluate relationship quality, and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)...
January 19, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094639/chronic-heart-failure-part-1-pathophysiology-signs-and-symptoms
#2
Rebecca Brake, Ian David Jones
Chronic heart failure is a common and complex clinical syndrome that results from impaired cardiac relaxation or contraction. Patients with chronic heart failure may experience multiple debilitating symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, and peripheral oedema. However, breathlessness may be considered the most debilitating symptom. This is the first of two articles on chronic heart failure, and outlines the pathophysiology of the condition, its causes, assessment, and signs and symptoms. Part 2 will discuss the treatment and management of the condition, including pharmacological strategies, device implantation, lifestyle modification, cardiac rehabilitation and palliative care...
January 4, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093805/heartware-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-patients-with-fontan-physiology
#3
Bartlomiej R Imielski, Robert A Niebler, Steven J Kindel, Ronald K Woods
We aim to describe the clinical course of a series of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and refractory systolic heart failure supported with a HeartWare ventricular assist device (HVAD) following Fontan palliation. This is a retrospective review of three consecutive patients supported with a HVAD following Fontan palliation through February 2016. Data include patient characteristics, operative variables, postimplantation hemodynamic/device parameters, event outcomes, and duration of HVAD support...
January 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088804/monitoring-noninvasive-ventilation-in-patients-with-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-comparison-between-ventilator-built-in-software-and-respiratory-polygraphy
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Ramon Fernandez Alvarez, Claudio Rabec, Gemma Rubinos Cuadrado, Juan Alejandro Cascon Hernandez, Patricia Rodriguez, Marjolaine Georges, Pere Casan
BACKGROUND: Polygraphy (PG) remains the standard method of assessing noninvasive ventilation (NIV) effectiveness. Built-in software (BIS) of recent NIV equipment provides estimates of some ventilator parameters, but their usefulness is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability of BIS compared with PG in a cohort of obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) patients on NIV. METHODS: Thirty stable OHS patients on NIV were evaluated in an outpatient setting with simultaneous PG and BIS recordings...
January 14, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087178/acupuncture-for-serum-uric-acid-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-hyperuricemia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yingjuan Huang, Jun Meng, Baoguo Sun, Ting Xiang, Xin Zhou, Biyu Xu, Yingzi Wu, Zexiong Chen, Shijun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia (HUA) is the most common disease associated with cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and kidney disease. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the preliminary efficacy, mechanism, and safety of acupuncture on serum uric acid in patients with asymptomatic HUA. METHODS: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial among 123 patients with asymptomatic HUA was conducted. The acupoints used in the acupuncture group were bilateral Five Shu in Spleen Meridian...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075307/chronic-heart-failure-part-2-treatment-and-management
#6
Rebecca Brake, Ian David Jones
Chronic heart failure is a common and complex clinical syndrome that results from impaired cardiac relaxation or contraction. There have been considerable advances in the management of chronic heart failure; however, the mortality rate remains high. Patients with chronic heart failure may experience multiple debilitating symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, and peripheral oedema. However, breathlessness may be considered the most debilitating symptom. The management of chronic heart failure aims to improve the patient's quality of life by reducing symptoms and supporting the patient to manage their condition...
January 11, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072810/high-frequency-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-case-report
#7
Joseph T Crapanzano, Lisa M Harrison-Bernard, Mark R Jones, Alan D Kaye, Erich O Richter, Mordeci N Potash
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, debilitating, neuropathic pain condition which is often misdiagnosed, difficult to manage, and lacks proven methods for remission. Most available methods provide some relief to a small percentage of patients. Recent FDA approval and superiority of the Nevro Senza 10-kHz high frequency (HF10) spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy over traditional low-frequency spinal cord stimulation for treatment of chronic back and leg pain may provide a new interventional therapeutic option for patients suffering from CRPS...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060091/midface-distraction-osteogenesis-using-a-modified-external-device-with-elastic-distraction-for-crouzon-syndrome
#8
Haizhou Tong, Lei Liu, Xiaojun Tang, Tao Song, Ningbei Yin, Zhiyong Zhang, Zhenmin Zhao
PURPOSE: Midface distraction osteogenesis has been popularized for the correction of midface hypoplasia associated with exophthalmos and obstructive sleep apnea in patients with Crouzon syndrome. The purpose of this study was to present the method of utilizing the modified external device with elastic distraction for the midface advancement in Crouzon syndrome, and the clinical outcomes and skeletal changes were analyzed. METHODS: Five consecutive patients with Crouzon syndrome underwent Le Fort III osteotomy with midface advancement using a modified external device with elastic distraction...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060064/automated-measurement-of-tear-film-dynamics-and-lipid-layer-thickness-for-assessment-of-non-sj%C3%A3-gren-dry-eye-syndrome-with-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
#9
Yong Woo Ji, Jeihoon Lee, Hun Lee, Kyoung Yul Seo, Eung Kweon Kim, Tae-Im Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate automated values from an advanced corneal topographer with a built-in real keratometer, color camera, and ocular surface interferometer for the evaluation of non-Sjögren dry eye syndrome (NSDES) with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). METHODS: Sixty-four patients (64 eyes) diagnosed with NSDES with MGD were enrolled. All eyes were evaluated using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), fluorescence staining score, tear film breakup time (TBUT), Schirmer test, and MGD grade...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059841/insights-into-cardiorenal-interactions-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
#10
Feras M Bader, Nizar Attallah
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is one of the biggest challenges in the management of chronic heart failure. Despite the advances in medical and device therapy, high readmission and mortality rates continue to be a burden on healthcare systems worldwide. One of the strongest predictors of adverse outcomes in ADHF is renal dysfunction, referred to as cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) type 1. This review discusses some of the recently introduced findings related to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of this disorder...
January 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049984/clinical-outcomes-in-diabetic-patients-who-underwent-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-during-the-plain-old-balloon-angioplasty-poba-bare-metal-stents-bms-and-drug-eluting-stents-des-eras-from-1984-to-2010
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Ryo Naito, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hirokazu Konishi, Shuta Tsuboi, Manabu Ogita, Tomotaka Dohi, Takatoshi Kasai, Hiroshi Tamura, Shinya Okazaki, Kikuo Isoda, Hiroyuki Daida
Objective Diabetes is a negative predictor in coronary artery disease patients. Since the introduction of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), PCI has evolved through technological advances in devices, improvements in operators' techniques and the establishment of effective therapeutic protocols. The aim of this study is to examine the changes in the clinical outcomes following PCI in patients with diabetes. Methods We compared the clinical outcomes in patients with diabetes following PCI from 1984 to 2010 at Juntendo University over three eras (plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA)-, bare metal stents (BMS)- and drug-eluting stents (DES)-eras)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042909/the-neurostimulation-appropriateness-consensus-committee-nacc-recommendations-for-infection-prevention-and-management
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Timothy R Deer, David A Provenzano, Michael Hanes, Jason E Pope, Simon J Thomson, Marc A Russo, Tory McJunkin, Michael Saulino, Louis J Raso, Shivanand P Lad, Samer Narouze, Steven M Falowski, Robert M Levy, Ganesan Baranidharan, Stanley Golovac, Didier Demesmin, William O Witt, Brian Simpson, Elliot Krames, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: The use of neurostimulation for pain has been an established therapy for many decades and is a major tool in the arsenal to treat neuropathic pain syndromes. Level I evidence has recently been presented to substantiate the therapy, but this is balanced against the risk of complications of an interventional technique. METHODS: The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) of the International Neuromodulation Society convened an international panel of well published and diverse physicians to examine the best practices for infection mitigation and management in patients undergoing neurostimulation...
January 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040752/predictors-for-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-a-portable-out-of-centre-implanted-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-device
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Florian Rückert, Thomas Steinke, Lilit Flöther, Michael Bucher, Dietrich Metz, Stefan Frantz, Efstratios I Charitos, Hendrik Treede, Christoph Raspé
OBJECTIVES: Despite progress in the treatment of cardiopulmonary organ failure, the mortality rate for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and cardiogenic shock remains high. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a promising treatment option, but long-term outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are unknown. METHODS: Detailed information related to pre- and post-device data and outcomes from a consecutive sample of 71 patients treated with ECMO was analysed...
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039700/extended-hepatectomy-using-the-bipolar-tissue-sealer-an-experimental-model-of-small-for-size-syndrome-in-pigs
#14
Antonios Athanasiou, Michael Kontos, Emmanouil Pikoulis, John Griniatsos, Apostolos Papalois, Eleftherios Spartalis, Demetrios Moris, Evangelos Felekouras, Theodoros Liakakos
PURPOSE: After liver transplantation with a small-for-size liver graft or after extensive hepatectomy for liver malignancies or other non malignant conditions with an insufficient liver volume, the survival of patients depends on liver regeneration. This study was carried out in order to create a new porcine model for the study of small-for-size syndrome (SFSS) after extensive hepatectomy. METHODS: In the present study we used 23 domestic Landrace pigs weighing 28...
November 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031648/successful-retrieval-of-the-detached-porous-metallic-tip-of-a-mechanical-aspiration-catheter-during-thrombectomy-in-a-case-with-may-thurner-syndrome-a-case-report
#15
Alpaslan Yavuz, Çagatay Andiç, Ali Kemal Gür, Cemil Göya, Aydın Bora, Mehmet Beyazal
Modern, minimally invasive techniques used to treat deep venous thrombosis, such as percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) and catheter-directed thrombolysis, have gained worldwide acceptance. PMT has the advantage of speed and is also associated with improved outcomes, shortened hospital stays, and low complication rates. The main complications associated with PMT have been primarily due to iatrogenic vascular damage resulting in perforation, embolic occlusion, and arteriovenous fistula formation; to date, there has been no publication in the literature describing complications resulting from device failure...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030470/dorsal-root-ganglion-stimulation-yielded-higher-treatment-success-rate-for-crps-and-causalgia-at-3-and-12-months-randomized-comparative-trial
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Timothy R Deer, Robert M Levy, Jeffrey Kramer, Lawrence Poree, Kasra Amirdelfan, Eric Grigsby, Peter Staats, Allen W Burton, Abram H Burgher, Jon Obray, James Scowcroft, Stan Golovac, Leonardo Kapural, Richard Paicius, Christopher Kim, Jason Pope, Thomas Yearwood, Sam Samuel, W Porter McRoberts, Hazmer Cassim, Mark Netherton, Nathan Miller, Michael Schaufele, Edward Tavel, Timothy Davis, Kristina Davis, Linda Johnson, Nagy Mekhail
Animal and human studies indicate that electrical stimulation of DRG neurons may modulate neuropathic pain signals.ACCURATE, a pivotal, prospective, multi-center, randomized-comparative effectiveness trial, was conducted in 152 subjects diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or causalgia in the lower extremities. Subjects received neurostimulation of the DRG or dorsal column (SCS). The primary endpoint was a composite of safety and efficacy at 3 months and subjects were assessed through 12 months for long term outcomes and adverse events...
December 23, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029165/efficiency-of-endothelial-dysfunctioncorrection-in-children-residents-of-radioactively-contaminated-areas-using-the-method-of-intermittent-normobaric-hypoxi-therapy
#17
Ye I Stepanova, V Ya Berezovsky, I Ye Kolpakov, V H Kondrashova, V Yu Vdovenko, O M Lytvynets, L M Lisukha, V M Zyhalo, V I Kolos, L P Mishchenko
: Objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of intermittent normobaric hypoxi therapy as the means that can posi tively influence on the different links in the pathogenesis of endothelial dysfunction in children residents of radioactively contaminated areas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Disorders of personal and emotional sphere, symptoms of asthenic vegetative and neurot ic character, the signs of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, abdominal and dyspeptic syndromes are attrib uted to the clinical signs of endothelial dysfunction...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018896/factors-influencing-neurodevelopment-after-cardiac-surgery-during-infancy
#18
REVIEW
Hedwig Hubertine Hövels-Gürich
Short- and long-term neurodevelopmental (ND) disabilities with negative impact on psychosocial and academic performance, quality of life, and independence in adulthood are known to be the most common sequelae for surviving children after surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD). This article reviews influences and risk factors for ND impairment. For a long time, the search for independent risk factors was focused on the perioperative period and modalities of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). CPB operations to ensure intraoperative vital organ perfusion and oxygen supply with or without circulatory arrest or regional cerebral perfusion bear specific risks...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018681/unilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-following-insertion-of-a-supreme-laryngeal-mask-in-a-patient-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#19
T O J Masarwa, I H F Herold, M Tabor, R A Bouwman
Since its introduction in 1988 by Dr. Archie Brain, the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is being used with increasing frequency. Its ease of use has made it a very popular device in airway management and compared to endotracheal intubation it is less invasive. The use of LMA was on the rise, so has been the incidence of its related complications. We report severe unilateral vocal cord paralysis following the use of the supreme laryngeal mask (sLMA) in a patient with Sjögren's syndrome. In addition, we propose possible mechanisms of injury, review the existing case reports, and discuss our findings...
2016: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017753/amplitude-of-tissue-oxygenation-index-change-predicts-cerebral-hyperperfusion-syndrome-during-carotid-artery-stenting
#20
Hun Soo Park, Ichiro Nakagawa, Shohei Yokoyama, Yasushi Motoyama, Young Su Park, Takeshi Wada, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hiroyuki Nakase
OBJECTIVE: Hyperperfusion syndrome (HPS) following carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a rare but serious complication. HPS is associated with preoperative hemodynamic impairment due to poor collateral flow and intraoperative cerebral ischemia. Filter-type embolic protection devices (EPDs) maintain anterograde carotid flow during CAS and somewhat prevent HPS. Early treatment of patients undergoing CAS and at risk for HPS is essential. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) allows non-invasive, real-time measurement of frontal lobe regional cerebral O2 saturation (TOI; tissue oxygenation index)...
December 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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