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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629996/production-of-medically-useful-nitric-monoxide-using-ac-arc-discharge
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S R Li, Y F Huang, Z Liu, M H Sui, J M Liu, K P Yan
Inhaled nitric monoxide (iNO) is increasingly used as a medical treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome. A course of the existing nitric monoxide (NO) therapy with gas cylinders could cost up to approximately $15,000 for an average of 30.2 h. Moreover, a gas cylinder containing a mixture of N2 and NO may potentially leak NO. The objective of this study is to develop an efficient and cost-effective on-site iNO generation system. In the present setup, NO was generated by using dry air or mixed oxygen/nitrogen (O2/N2) and an AC power source with an output power level of 5-30 W at atmospheric pressure...
June 16, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621182/-non-intubated-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-vats-lobectomy-as-a-new-procedure-in-our-department
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József Furák, Zsolt Szabó, Theodor Horváth, Tibor Géczi, Balázs Pécsy, Tibor Németh, Aurél Ottlakán, Zsolt Molnár, György Lázár
AIM: Due to the emerging experience in VATS (video assisted thoracic surgery) lobectomies, in some centers the so called "non-intubated" VATS lobectomies (NITS - non-intubated thoracic surgery) gained increased authority, during which endotracheal intubation and muscle relaxation of the patient is not carried out, thus surgery is being performed with the patient breathing spontaneously. The recent study deals with our initial experience gained during uniportal NITS VATS lobectomies. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Between 24...
June 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616271/prolonged-air-leak-after-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lung-cancer-resection-risk-factors-and-its-effect-on-postoperative-clinical-recovery
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Kejia Zhao, Jiandong Mei, Chao Xia, Binbin Hu, Huasheng Li, Weimin Li, Lunxu Liu
BACKGROUND: Prolonged air leak (PAL) is one of the most common postoperative complications after pulmonary resection. The aim of this study was to reveal the incidence and risk factors of PAL in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lung cancer resection, and to evaluate the effect of PAL on postoperative complications, postoperative length of stay (PLOS), and medical costs. METHODS: Continuous patients who underwent VATS major pulmonary resection for lung cancer between January 2014 and December 2015 were studied...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616214/high-dose-hydroxocobalamin-for-vasoplegic-syndrome-causing-false-blood-leak-alarm
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Wisit Cheungpasitporn, John Hui, Kianoush B Kashani, Erica D Wittwer, Robert C Albright, John J Dillon
Blood leak alarms are important safety features in a hemodialysis machine to protect patients from loss of blood through a rupture in the dialyzer membrane (true alarms). A false blood leak alarm can be triggered by air bubbles or detector malfunction (such as deposits of grease or scale). Hydroxocobalamin is an injectable form of vitamin B12 approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of confirmed or suspected cyanide toxicity. Due to observations of an increase in arterial pressure after high-dose hydroxocobalamin infusion for the treatment of acute cyanide poisoning, it has recently been reported as an off-label rescue treatment for post-cardiopulmonary bypass vasoplegic syndrome...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610883/the-validation-of-a-no-drain-policy-after-thoracoscopic-major-lung-resection
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Junichi Murakami, Kazuhiro Ueda, Toshiki Tanaka, Taiga Kobayashi, Yoshie Kunihiro, Kimikazu Hamano
BACKGROUND: The omission of postoperative chest tube drainage may contribute to early recovery after thoracoscopic major lung resection; however, a validation study is necessary before the dissemination of a selective drain policy. METHODS: A total of 162 patients who underwent thoracoscopic anatomical lung resection for lung tumors were enrolled in this study. Alveolar air leaks were sealed with a combination of bioabsorbable mesh and fibrin glue. The chest tube was removed just after the removal of the tracheal tube in selected patients in whom complete pneumostasis was obtained...
June 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607986/hierarchically-structured-composites-for-ultrafast-liquid-sensing-and-smart-leak-plugging
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Xiaodong Wu, Yangyang Han, Xinxing Zhang, Canhui Lu
Conductive polymer composites (CPCs) have been intensively exploited as remarkable liquid sensing materials based on variations in their conductivity under liquid stimuli. However, most advances in liquid sensing CPCs are limited to bulk materials. Due to the slow permeation of liquids into the compact CPCs, sluggish responses are inevitable for most existing CPC-based liquid sensing materials. Here, we developed a new class of liquid sensing materials via a hierarchical structure design. Specifically, a thin CPC layer with a segregated conductive network was coated on porous polyurethane (PU) skeletons by layer-by-layer assembly, forming an elaborately designed hierarchical structure in the prepared CPC@PU composites...
June 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606134/body-surface-area-is-a-novel-predictor-for-surgical-complications-following-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-lung-adenocarcinoma-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Shuangjiang Li, Kun Zhou, Heng Du, Cheng Shen, Yongjiang Li, Guowei Che
BACKGROUND: Body surface area (BSA) is a biometric unit to measure the body size. Its clinical significance in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was rarely understood. We aimed to estimate the predictive value of BSA for surgical complications following VATS anatomical resections for lung adenocarcinoma (LAC). METHODS: A single-center retrospective analysis was performed on the consecutive patients between July 2014 and January 2016 in our institution...
June 12, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584349/comparison-of-actual-and-ideal-body-weight-for-selection-of-appropriate-size-of-proseal%C3%A2-laryngeal-mask-airway-in-overweight-and-obese-patients-a-prospective-randomised-study
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Sohan Lal Solanki, Jeson R Doctor, Kamlesh K Shekhawat, Sheila Nainan Myatra, Malini Joshi, Jigeeshu V Divatia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The ProSeal™ laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) has advantages of providing better cuff seal and the presence of a gastric drain tube. The manufacturer recommends actual body weight (ABW) for size selection. Pharyngeal area reduces with increase in body mass index (BMI); hence, in overweight patients, PLMA selected on ABW may not fit well. We hypothesised that the ideal body weight (IBW) would be more appropriate in size selection of PLMA. METHODS: This randomised, single-blind study included 124 patients of 20-60 years and American Society of Anesthesiologists Class I-II, with BMI >25...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582786/management-of-persistent-air-leaks-with-intrabronchial-valves
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Matthias Hecker, Andreas Hecker, Konstantin Mayer, Biruta Witte
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570294/blind-intubation-through-self-pressurized-disposable-supraglottic-airway-laryngeal-intubation-masks-an-international-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Kurt Ruetzler, Sandra Esther Guzzella, David Werner Tscholl, Tanja Restin, Marco Cribari, Alparslan Turan, Jing You, Daniel I Sessler, Burkhardt Seifert, Tomasz Gaszynski, Michael T Ganter, Donat R Spahn
INTRODUCTION: Supraglottic airway devices commonly are used for securing the airway during general anesthesia. Occasionally, intubation with an endotracheal tube through a supraglottic airway is indicated. Reported success rates for blind intubation range from 15 to 97%. The authors thus investigated as their primary outcome the fraction of patients who could be intubated blindly with an Air-Qsp supraglottic airway device (Mercury Medical, USA). Second, the authors investigated the influence of muscle relaxation on air leakage pressure, predictors for failed blind intubation, and associated complications of using the supraglottic airway device...
June 1, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567102/neonatal-respiratory-distress-syndrome-chest-x-ray-or-lung-ultrasound-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Matthew Hiles, Anne-Marie Culpan, Catriona Watts, Theresa Munyombwe, Stephen Wolstenhulme
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome is a leading cause of morbidity in preterm new-born babies (<37 weeks gestation age). The current diagnostic reference standard includes clinical testing and chest radiography with associated exposure to ionising radiation. The aim of this review was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound against the reference standard in symptomatic neonates of ≤42 weeks gestation age. METHODS: A systematic search of literature published between 1990 and 2016 identified 803 potentially relevant studies...
May 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559786/recognition-of-extraperitoneal-colonic-perforation-following-colonoscopy-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Abhinav Tiwari, Himani Sharma, Khola Qamar, Thomas Sodeman, Ali Nawras
Colon perforation is an uncommon but serious complication of colonoscopy. It may occur as either intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal perforation or in combination. The majority of colonic perforations are intraperitoneal, causing air and intracolonic contents to leak into the peritoneal space. Rarely, colonic perforation can be extraperitoneal, leading to the passage of air into the retroperitoneal space causing pneumoretroperitoneum, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, pneumothorax, and subcutaneous emphysema...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538215/the-use-of-polyvinyl-alcohol-sponge-and-cyanoacrylate-glue-in-the-treatment-of-large-and-chronic-bronchopleural-fistulae-following-lung-cancer-resection
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Paolo Battistoni, Umberto Caterino, Sandro Batzella, Raffaele Dello Iacono, Gabriele Lucantoni, Giovanni Galluccio
BACKGROUND: Bronchopleural fistulae represent a relatively rare complication of pulmonary resection. For inoperable patients, several endoscopic procedures have been described. In the presence of large and chronic bronchopleural fistulae, persistent air leaks require a surgical therapy, while endoscopic airway stent represents a useful palliative treatment. OBJECTIVE: We describe the successful closure of large and chronic bronchopleural fistulae using an expandable polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) sponge and cyanoacrylate glue...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538019/if-background-lung-abnormalities-do-not-affect-the-presentation-of-spontaneous-pneumothorax-is-lung-resection-always-justified
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Rocco Bilancia, Annabel J Sharkey, Amit Paik, David A Waller
BACKGROUND: The suggestion that spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) may result from diffuse porosity rather than discrete anatomic abnormality challenges the practice of targeted bullectomy. We assessed whether underlying pulmonary abnormalities are correlated or could be predicted from the mode of presentation, with potential implications for treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 192 consecutive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery resections for SP (139 primary, 53 secondary) in 171 patients (115 male, age 36, range, 16 to 81)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531789/do-picu-patients-meet-technical-criteria-for-performing-indirect-calorimetry
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Megan R Beggs, Gonzalo Garcia Guerra, Bodil M K Larsen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Indirect calorimetry (IC) is considered gold standard for assessing energy needs of critically ill children as predictive equations and clinical status indicators are often unreliable. Accurate assessment of energy requirements in this vulnerable population is essential given the high risk of over or underfeeding and the consequences thereof. The proportion of patients and patient days in pediatric intensive care (PICU) for which energy expenditure (EE) can be measured using IC is currently unknown...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523131/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-the-middle-east-experience
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Firas Abu Akar, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Mahmoud Ismail, Maher Deeb, Yefim Reichenshtein, Irith Hadas-Halpern, Rachel Tauber, Daniel Fink
BACKGROUND: The application of uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for both minor and major thoracic procedures is gaining widespread use across the globe. Believing its advantages, both in superb surgical results and less morbidity, our center has the privilege to be one of the first centers in the Middle East to introduce this surgical technique into our standard practice. This study presents our initial experience using this technique in 192 procedures and demonstrates the results of postoperative pain level in a sample of 90 patients...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511075/using-endoscopy-to-minimize-the-extent-of-resection-in-the-management-of-giant-gists-of-the-stomach
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Hishaam Ismael, Yury Ragoza, Steven Cox
INTRODUCTION: The stomach is the most common site for GISTs. Wide local resection to achieve negative margins is the standard of care. Giants GISTs requiring extensive resection are usually managed with neo-adjuvant therapy followed by partial or total gastrectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case report of a giant GIST on the lesser curvature of the stomach. Neo-adjuvant therapy was administered. Intra-operative endoscopy was used to reduce the extent of gastric resection...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508568/randomized-crossover-trial-of-a-pressure-sensing-visual-feedback-system-to-improve-mask-fitting-in-noninvasive-ventilation
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Anne-Kathrin Brill, Mohammad Moghal, Mary J Morrell, Anita K Simonds
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A good mask fit, avoiding air leaks and pressure effects on the skin are key elements for a successful noninvasive ventilation (NIV). However, delivering practical training for NIV is challenging, and it takes time to build experience and competency. This study investigated whether a pressure sensing system with real-time visual feedback improved mask fitting. METHODS: During an NIV training session, 30 healthcare professionals (14 trained in mask fitting and 16 untrained) performed two mask fittings on the same healthy volunteer in a randomized order: one using standard mask-fitting procedures and one with additional visual feedback on mask pressure on the nasal bridge...
May 15, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495847/inflammatory-responses-to-acute-elevations-of-carbon-dioxide-in-mice
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Stephen R Thom, Veena M Bhopale, Jingping Hu, Ming Yang
Health risks are described from elevated indoor air carbon dioxide (CO2), which often ranges from 1000 to 4000 parts per million (ppm), but mechanisms are unknown. Here, we demonstrate that mice exposed for 2 hours to 2000 or 4000 ppm CO2 exhibit, respectively, 3.4 + 0.9 (SE, n=6) and 4.1 + 0.7 (n=10)-fold elevations in circulating microparticles (MPs); neutrophil and platelet activation and vascular leak in brain, muscle and distal colon. Interleukin (IL)-1β content of MPs also increases after 2000 ppm by 3...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495203/treatment-of-air-leak-in-polytrauma-patients-with-blunt-chest-injury
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Gabriel Halat, Lukas L Negrin, Konstantina Chrysou, Beatrix Hoksch, Ralph A Schmid, Gregor J Kocher
INTRODUCTION: Precise diagnostics and an adequate therapeutic approach are mandatory in the treatment of air leak in polytrauma patients with blunt chest trauma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence, characteristics, and management of air leak following this injury pattern. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 110 polytrauma patients was collected retrospectively. Fifty-four patients received initial treatment by chest tube placement for pneumothorax. These patients were classified into two groups, one with severe air leak and one with minor air leak...
May 1, 2017: Injury
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