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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942912/an-evolving-role-for-cancer-rehabilitation-in-the-era-of-low-dose-lung-computed-tomography-screening
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REVIEW
Sean Robinson Smith, Ashish Khanna, Eric M Wisotzky
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related death worldwide, and is often detected in the later stages. Use of low-dose chest computed tomography in at-risk patients provides earlier detection and is being adopted as the standard screening tool, replacing less precise methods of radiography and sputum cytology. In the past, late detection of disease meant that rehabilitation interventions attempted to salvage function and to improve aerobic capacity to the point where patients could tolerate the sometimes-extensive oncologic treatment, including lobectomy or pneumonectomy...
September 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937837/lung-function-functional-capacity-and-respiratory-symptoms-at-discharge-from-hospital-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jenny S Danielsbacka, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Per-Olof Hansson, Kaisa Mannerkorpi
BACKGROUND: Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a cardiovascular disease with symptoms including respiratory associated chest pain (RACP) and dyspnea. No previous studies exist focusing on lung function, functional capacity, and respiratory symptoms at discharge after PE. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to examine and describe lung function, functional capacity, and respiratory symptoms at discharge in patients with PE and compare to reference values. PATIENTS/METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients with PE admitted to the Acute Medical Unit, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, were included...
September 22, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934782/the-dose-dependent-effects-of-ketoprofen-on-dynamic-pain-after-open-heart-surgery
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Vedat Eljezi, Claire Biboulet, Henri Boby, Pierre Schoeffler, Bruno Pereira, Christian Duale
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can reduce postoperative pain, in both static (i.e., at rest) and dynamic contexts (e.g., during coughing or mobilization), and reduced doses could improve their efficacy/tolerance balance. OBJECTIVES: To test this hypothesis of efficacy after open heart surgery, in which NSAIDs are poorly used, particularly for safety concerns. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind trial. SETTING: Single-center, French university hospital...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915139/left-and-right-ventricular-morphology-function-and-late-gadolinium-enhancement-extent-and-localization-change-with-different-clinical-presentation-of-acute-myocarditis-data-from-the-italian-multicenter-study-on-myocarditis-itamy
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Gianluca Di Bella, Giovanni Camastra, Lorenzo Monti, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Paolo Piaggi, Claudio Moro, Alessia Pepe, Chiara Lanzillo, Gianluca Pontone, Martina Perazzolo Marra, Mauro Di Roma, Alessandra Scatteia, Giovanni D Aquaro
AIMS: Poor data exist about cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) findings in a large sample of acute myocarditis with different clinical presentations (heart failure, arrhythmias, and infarct-like presentation). METHODS: Five hundred and forty-three in-patients with a clinical suspected of acute myocarditis confirmed by CMR were enrolled. The clinical indications to perform CMR were chest pain and/or dyspnea and/or palpitations, or effort intolerance/malaise in the last month; elevated troponin and/or new ventricular dysfunction, and/or new ECG abnormalities; and suspected inflammatory cause...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901858/expression-of-a-nitric-oxide-synthesizing-protein-in-arterial-endothelial-cells-in-response-to-different-anti-anginal-agents-used-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Sarbashri Bank, Pradipta Jana, G V Girish, Asru Sinha, Smarajit Maiti
Organic "nitro" compounds such as nitroglycerine, isosorbate nitrate are useful in the control of chest pain in acute coronary syndrome. But the mechanism of it in pain regulation remains speculative. Here, increase of NO production was investigated by the possible regulation of constitutive nitric oxide synthase (cNOS) function from goat arterial endothelial cells. This protein was purified and sequence wise characterized as protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) in response to different nitro compounds. The NO generating protein was isolated from arterial endothelial cells and prepared to homogeneity...
September 11, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855034/-clinical-characteristics-of-118-cases-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-complicated-with-primary-bronchopulmonary-carcinoma
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Songlin Zhao, Xiuhong Nie, Lin Zhang, Wei Zhang, Han Xiao
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical characteristics of patients with primary bronchopulmonary carcinoma complicated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and to optimize the early diagnoses in the coexistence of COPD and primary bronchopulmonary carcinoma. METHODS: The clinical data of 118 patients with COPD complicated with primary bronchopulmonary carcinoma were analyzed retrospectively, including age, sex, smoking history, smoking index, clinical symptoms and signs, pathological type, staging, metastasis site and lung function index...
August 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854949/pulmonary-tumor-embolism-secondary-to-soft-tissue-and-bone-sarcomas-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Nicholas Latchana, Vincent C Daniel, Robert W Gould, Raphael E Pollock
BACKGROUND: Tumor embolisms (TE) are an underappreciated source of pulmonary embolisms in sarcoma. Most evidence in the literature is limited to case reports and none have described the presence of TE secondary to myxofibrosarcoma. We report the first case of myxofibrosarcoma TE and perform a review of the literature for TE secondary to bone and soft tissue sarcomas (STS). CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old female presented with debilitating pain of the right upper extremity secondary to a recurrent soft tissue sarcoma...
August 30, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845185/comparison-of-deep-tissue-massage-and-therapeutic-massage-for-lower-back-pain-disease-activity-and-functional-capacity-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients-a-randomized-clinical-pilot-study
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Mateusz Wojciech Romanowski, Maja Špiritović, Radosław Rutkowski, Adrian Dudek, Włodzimierz Samborski, Anna Straburzyńska-Lupa
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the effectiveness of deep tissue massage (DTM) and therapeutic massage (TM) in the management of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a small, randomized clinical pilot study. Subjects were 27 men with diagnosed AS, randomly assigned to DTM group or TM group. Subjects in each group had 10 sessions of massage. Outcomes included the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI), Modified Schober Test, Finger to Floor Test, chest expansion, and pain intensity of lower back...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838846/safety-of-coronary-ct-angiography-and-functional-testing-for-stable-chest-pain-in-the-promise-trial-a-randomized-comparison-of-test-complications-incidental-findings-and-radiation-dose
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Michael T Lu, Pamela S Douglas, James E Udelson, Elizabeth Adami, Brian B Ghoshhajra, Michael H Picard, Rhonda Roberts, Kerry L Lee, Andrew J Einstein, Daniel B Mark, Eric J Velazquez, William Carter, Michael Ridner, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Udo Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) and functional testing strategies for stable chest pain yield similar outcomes; one aspect that may guide test choice is safety. METHODS: We compared test safety (test complications, incidental findings, and effective radiation dose) between CTA and functional testing as-tested in PROMISE (PROspective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain). In the subgroup whose physicians intended nuclear stress over other functional tests if randomized to the functional arm, we compared radiation dose of CTA versus nuclear stress and identified characteristics associated with dose...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835219/clinical-decision-making-and-health-related-quality-of-life-during-first-line-and-maintenance-therapy-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-findings-from-a-real-world-setting
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Monika Sztankay, Johannes Maria Giesinger, August Zabernigg, Elisabeth Krempler, Georg Pall, Wolfgang Hilbe, Otto Burghuber, Maximilian Hochmair, Gerhard Rumpold, Stephan Doering, Bernhard Holzner
BACKGROUND: Maintenance therapy (MT) with pemetrexed has been shown to improve overall and progression-free survival of patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), without impairing patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL) substantially. Comprehensive data on HRQOL under real-life conditions are necessary to enable informed decision-making. This study aims to (1) assess HRQOL during first-line chemotherapy and subsequent MT and (2) record patients' and physicians' reasons leading to clinical decisions on MT...
August 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831262/predictive-value-of-respiratory-symptoms-for-the-diagnosis-of-pollen-induced-seasonal-asthma-among-children-and-adults-in-inner-mongolia
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Ting Ting Ma, Yan Zhuang, Hai Ying Gong, Anthony Chauang Yii, Xue Yan Wang, Huan Zhong Shi
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of asthma is made on the basis of variable respiratory symptoms and supported by objective evidence of variable airflow limitation. However, spirometry and bronchoprovocation tests may not be routinely available in resource-scarce settings or in the context of large-scale epidemiological studies. There is a gap in knowledge about the predictive value of respiratory symptoms for the diagnosis of pollen-induced asthma. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive value of self-reported respiratory symptoms for diagnosing pollen-induced asthma...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830367/mir-941-as-a-promising-biomarker-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ruina Bai, Qiaoning Yang, Ruixi Xi, Lizhi Li, Dazhuo Shi, Keji Chen
BACKGROUND: Circulating miRNAs can function as biomarkers for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. However, it is unclear whether miRNAs can be used as biomarkers for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). To this end, we applied gene chip technology to analyze miRNA expression in patients with stable angina (SA), non-ST elevation ACS (NSTE-ACS), and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: We enrolled patients with chest pain who underwent diagnostic coronary angiography, including five patients each with SA, NSTE-ACS, or STEMI, and five controls without coronary artery disease (CAD) but with three or more risk factors...
August 22, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815025/oesophageal-candidiasis-and-squamous-cell-cancer-in-patients-with-gain-of-function-stat1-gene-mutation
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Sara Koo, Deepak Kejariwal, Tariq Al-Shehri, Anjan Dhar, Desa Lilic
BACKGROUND: Oesophageal candidiasis is a common, usually self-limiting opportunistic infection, but long-term infection with Candida is known to predispose to oral and oesophageal squamous cell cancer (SCC). Permissive factors that lead to immune deficiencies can underlie persistent or recurring candidiasis, called chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC). Secondary immune deficiencies are most often due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, antibiotic use and immunosuppressive treatment (steroids, chemotherapy)...
August 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780235/dilated-right-coronary-sinus-identified-on-point-of-care-ultrasound
#14
Damali Nakitende, Michael Gottlieb
Point-of-care cardiac ultrasound (POCUS) is a common application in Emergency Medicine. Here we present a case of an incidentally discovered dilated right coronary sinus on ultrasound. This case involved a 55-year-old female who presented with chest pain, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. Her initial presentation was concerning for congestive heart failure (CHF) exacerbation. A bedside ultrasound was performed to assess cardiac function, where a dilated right coronary sinus was discovered. The right coronary sinus is the vein that serves as the venous return for the coronary system...
July 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758573/shrinking-lung-syndrome-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-single-centre-experience
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M Deeb, K Tselios, D D Gladman, J Su, M B Urowitz
Introduction Shrinking lung syndrome (SLS) is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), characterized by decreased lung volumes and extra-pulmonary restriction. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of SLS in our lupus cohort with emphasis on prevalence, presentation, treatment and outcomes. Patients and methods Patients attending the Toronto Lupus Clinic since 1980 ( n = 1439) and who had pulmonary function tests (PFTs) performed during follow-up were enrolled ( n = 278)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757835/pain-relief-following-thoracic-surgical-procedures-a-literature-review-of-the-uncommon-techniques
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REVIEW
Tariq Alzahrani
Thoracic surgical procedures can be either thoracotomy or thoracoscopy. In thoracotomy, the incision could be either muscle-cutting or muscle-sparing incision. The posterolateral thoracotomy incision is used for most general thoracic surgical procedures. This incision, which involves division of the latissimus dorsi and serratus anterior muscles, affords excellent exposure of the thoracic cavity. However, it is associated with significant morbidity, including impaired pulmonary function, postoperative chest pain, and restricted arm and shoulder movement...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757834/anesthesia-for-minimally-invasive-chest-wall-reconstructive-surgeries-our-experience-and-review-of-literature
#17
REVIEW
Shagun Bhatia Shah, Uma Hariharan, Ajay Kumar Bhargava, Laleng M Darlong
Minimal access procedures have revolutionized the field of surgery and opened newer challenges for the anesthesiologists. Pectus carinatum or pigeon chest is an uncommon chest wall deformity characterized by a protruding breast bone (sternum) and ribs caused by an overgrowth of the costal cartilages. It can cause a multitude of problems, including severe pain from an intercostal neuropathy, respiratory dysfunction, and psychologic issues from the cosmetic disfigurement. Pulmonary function indices, namely, forced expiratory volume over 1 s, forced vital capacity, vital capacity, and total lung capacity are markedly compromised in pectus excavatum...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756698/patient-outcomes-after-transcatheter-and-surgical-pulmonary-valve-replacement-for-pulmonary-regurgitation-in-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-a-quasi-meta-analysis
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Marion E McRae, Bernice Coleman, Teresa W Atz, Teresa J Kelechi
BACKGROUND: Individuals with repaired tetralogy of Fallot develop pulmonary regurgitation that may cause symptoms (dyspnea, chest pain, palpitations, fatigue, presyncope, and syncope), impair functional capacity, and may affect health-related quality of life. Surgical pulmonary valve replacement is the gold standard of treatment although transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement is becoming more common. Patients want to know whether less invasive options are as good. AIMS: This analysis aimed to examine the differences in surgical versus transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement effects in terms of physiological/biological variables, symptoms, functional status and health-related quality of life...
August 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754439/myocardial-blood-flow-reserve-is-impaired-in-patients-with-aortic-valve-calcification-and-unobstructed-epicardial-coronary-arteries
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Karen Nel, Michael C Y Nam, Chris Anstey, Christopher J Boos, Edward Carlton, Roxy Senior, Juan Carlos Kaski, Ahmed Khattab, Delva Shamley, Christopher D Byrne, Tony Stanton, Kim Greaves
BACKGROUND: Although calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is associated with coronary atherosclerosis, it is not known whether early CAVD is associated with coronary microcirculatory dysfunction (CMD). We sought to investigate the relationship between myocardial blood flow reserve (MBFR) - a measure of CMD, and early CAVD in the absence of obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease. We also determined whether this relationship was independent of coronary artery disease (CAD) and hs-CRP, a marker of systemic inflammation...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749067/haemolysis-in-haemodialysis
#20
REVIEW
Dhakshayini Tharmaraj, Peter G Kerr
Haemolysis in haemodialysis, although rare in current times, is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. As such prompt recognition, treatment, analysis of root cause and correction of underlying causative factors is crucial. Dialysate, extracorporeal circuit and patient related factors all contribute to haemolysis risk. Haemolysis can manifest with non-specific signs and symptoms including but not restricted to hypertension, nausea, pain (abdominal, chest, back) and dyspnoea. It may present acutely during the dialysis session or may take a protracted course...
July 27, 2017: Nephrology
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