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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427395/protein-antigen-of-bird-related-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-in-pigeon-serum-and-dropping
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Tsuyoshi Shirai, Haruhiko Furusawa, Asuka Furukawa, Yuki Ishige, Keisuke Uchida, Yasunari Miyazaki, Yoshinobu Eishi, Naohiko Inase
BACKGROUND: Avian antigen is a common cause of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). Inhalation challenge with pigeon serum and pigeon dropping extract (PDE) elicits a hypersensitivity reaction in patients with bird-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis (BRHP), but the antigenic components in these materials have yet to be fully elucidated. METHOD: Pigeon serum, pigeon intestine homogenates, and PDE were immunoblotted with serum samples from 8 patients with BRHP, 2 patients with summer-type HP, 2 patients with humidifier lung, and 3 healthy volunteers...
April 20, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415004/types-of-household-humidifier-disinfectant-and-associated-risk-of-lung-injury-hdli-in-south-korea
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Dong-Uk Park, Seung-Hun Ryu, Heung-Kyu Lim, Sun-Kyung Kim, Ye-Yong Choi, Jong-Ju Ahn, Eun Lee, Sang-Bum Hong, Kyung-Hyun Do, Jae-Lim Cho, Mun-Joo Bae, Dong-Chun Shin, Do-Myung Paek, Soo-Jong Hong
From 2002 through 2015, hundreds of people died of fatal lung injuries associated with the use of humidifier disinfectants (HDs) in Korea. Several chemical disinfectants used for household humidifiers were later clinically confirmed to cause HD-associated lung injury (HDLI). The aim of this study is to evaluate the registered lung disease cases and to compare the distribution of HDLI patients, including deaths, by HD use characteristics including types of HD and HD brands categorized by age group. A total of 530 registered were clinically examined through two rounds of investigations conducted from July 2013 until April 2015...
April 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407823/-application-of-humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-in-neonates-with-meconium-aspiration-syndrome-and-pulmonary-hypertension-after-extubation
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Xiao-Yan Gao, Lin Feng, Yu-Fen Qiu, Xin-Nian Pan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical value of humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HHFNC) as a respiratory support after extubation by comparing it with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) in neonates with meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). METHODS: A total of 78 neonates with MAS and PPHN were randomly administered with HHFNC or NCPAP immediately after extubation. The following indices were compared between the two groups: blood gas parameters, duration of noninvasive ventilation, rate of extubation failure, and incidence of complications, such as nasal damage, abdominal distension, and intraventricular hemorrhage...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403407/apnoeic-oxygenation-in-adults-under-general-anaesthesia-using-transnasal-humidified-rapid-insufflation-ventilatory-exchange-thrive-a-physiological-study
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I-M Gustafsson, Å Lodenius, J Tunelli, J Ullman, M Jonsson Fagerlund
Background.: Apnoeic oxygenation during anaesthesia has traditionally been limited by the rapid increase in carbon dioxide and subsequent decrease in pH. Using a Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange (THRIVE) technique a slower increase in carbon dioxide than earlier studies was seen. Notably, apnoeic oxygenation using THRIVE has not been systematically evaluated with arterial blood gases or in patients undergoing laryngeal surgery. The primary aim of this study was to characterize changes in arterial P O 2 , P CO 2 and pH during apnoeic oxygenation using THRIVE under general anaesthesia...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393433/nasal-high-flow-oxygen-delivery-in-children-with-abnormal-airways
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Susan Humphreys, Derek Rosen, Tessa Housden, Julia Taylor, Andreas Schibler
BACKGROUND: Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange has been shown to safely prolong the safe apnea time in well children post induction of anesthesia and is rapidly becoming a new standard for apneic oxygenation in adults. The same oxygenation technique is described as nasal high flow and can be used in infants and children at risk of apnea during anesthesia. AIM: We investigated the use of nasal high flow oxygen delivery during anesthesia in children with abnormal airways requiring tubeless airway assessment or surgery...
April 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379710/exotic-property-of-azobenzene-sulfonic-photoalignment-material-based-on-relative-humidity
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Yue Shi, Chenxiang Zhao, Jacob Yeuk-Lung Ho, Valery V Vashchenko, Abhishek Kumar Srivastava, Vladimir G Chigrinov, Hoi-Sing Kwok, Feng Song, Dan Luo
Azobenzene photoalignment materials are highly effective for liquid crystal alignment with high sensitivity and rewritability. A strong relationship between relative humidity and the alignment quality of a thin layer of azobenzene sulfonic dye has been investigated, where the photo-induced phase retardation, order parameter and anchoring strength of the alignment layer are influenced dramatically by relative humidity. Our results provide fabrication guidance for the photoalignment process in both display and photonic applications...
April 5, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376770/phytochemical-analysis-with-free-radical-scavenging-nitric-oxide-inhibition-and-antiproliferative-activity-of-sarcocephalus-pobeguinii-extracts
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Emmanuel Mfotie Njoya, Aristide Mfifen Munvera, Pierre Mkounga, Augustin Ephrem Nkengfack, Lyndy Joy McGaw
BACKGROUND: Free radicals have been implicated in the pathogenesis of diverse metabolic disorders including cancer. Therefore, fighting against free radicals has become an important strategy in the prevention or treatment of such diseases, in addition to direct or indirect anticancer chemotherapy. Sarcocephalus pobeguinii has been used traditionally to treat various diseases in which excess production of free radicals is implicated, warranting investigation of its free radical scavenging, anticancer and anti-inflammatory activity...
April 4, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368339/fiber-bragg-grating-measuring-system-for-simultaneous-monitoring-of-temperature-and-humidity-in-mechanical-ventilation
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Carlo Massaroni, Michele A Caponero, Rosaria D'Amato, Daniela Lo Presti, Emiliano Schena
During mechanical ventilation, the humidification of the dry air delivered by the mechanical ventilator is recommended. Among several solutions, heated wire humidifiers (HWHs) have gained large acceptance to be used in this field. The aim of this work is to fabricate a measuring system based on fiber Bragg grating (FBG) for the simultaneous monitoring of gas relative humidity (RH) and temperature, intended to be used for providing feedback to the HWHs' control. This solution can be implemented using an array of two FBGs having a different center wavelength...
April 2, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361208/the-use-of-warmed-humidified-co2-during-open-abdominal-surgery-a-modified-delivery-technique
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J Cheong, R Oliphant, G Richardson, M J F X Rickard, A Keshava
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 30, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347790/key-conceptional-considerations-on-nebulization-of-antimicrobial-agents-to-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Jordi Rello, Jean Jacques Rouby, Candela Sole-Lleonart, Jean Chastre, Stijn Blot, Charles Edouard Luyt, Jordi Riera, Margreet C Vos, Antoine Monsel, Jayesh Dhanani, Jason A Roberts
Nebulized antibiotics have an established role in patients with cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis. Their potential benefit to treat respiratory infections in mechanically ventilated patients is receiving increasing interest. In this Consensus Paper of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the body of evidence of the therapeutic utility of aerosolized antibiotics in mechanically ventilated patients was reviewed and resulted in the following recommendations: A. Vibrating mesh nebulizers should be preferred to jet or ultrasonic nebulizers; B...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340646/essential-anatomy-and-evaluation-for-functional-rhinoplasty
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REVIEW
Justin C Sowder, Andrew J Thomas, Preston Daniel Ward
The nose, a prominent facial feature in defining facial beauty, is responsible for the fundamental physiologic functions of heating, humidifying, and filtering inspired air. When the normal balance of laminar and turbulent airflow become disturbed due to anatomic abnormalities, nasal obstruction may result. To successfully restore these basic physiologic functions, the surgeon must have a detailed understanding of the nasal anatomy and be able to successfully identify the specific cause of the nasal obstruction...
May 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321836/intra-oral-ignition-of-monopolar-diathermy-during-transnasal-humidified-rapid-insufflation-ventilatory-exchange-thrive
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D Onwochei, K El-Boghdadly, R Oakley, I Ahmad
We present the case of unanticipated airway ignition during hard palate biopsy. Transnasal humidified rapid-insufflation ventilatory exchange (THRIVE) and monopolar diathermy were utilised for the procedure, during which an arc arose from the diathermy tip to a titanium implant, causing a brief ignition on the monopolar diathermy grip. This case highlights the need for maintained awareness of fire risk when using diathermy in the presence of THRIVE during airway surgery.
March 20, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299723/mold-and-human-health-a-reality-check
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REVIEW
Andrea T Borchers, Christopher Chang, M Eric Gershwin
There are possibly millions of mold species on earth. The vast majority of these mold spores live in harmony with humans, rarely causing disease. The rare species that does cause disease does so by triggering allergies or asthma, or may be involved in hypersensitivity diseases such as allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or allergic fungal sinusitis. Other hypersensitivity diseases include those related to occupational or domiciliary exposures to certain mold species, as in the case of Pigeon Breeder's disease, Farmer's lung, or humidifier fever...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284732/reduction-in-surgical-fog-with-a-warm-humidified-gas-management-protocol-significantly-shortens-procedure-time-in-pediatric-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-procedures
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B Meenakshi-Sundaram, J R Furr, E Malm-Buatsi, B Boklage, E Nguyen, D Frimberger, B W Palmer
INTRODUCTION: The adoption of robot-assisted laparoscopic (RAL) procedures in the field of urology has occurred rapidly, but is, to date, without pediatric-specific instrumentation. Surgical fog is a significant barrier to safe and efficient laparoscopy. This appears to be a significant challenge when adapting three-dimensional 8.5-mm scopes to use in pediatric RAL surgery. The objective of the present study was to compare matched controls from a prospectively collected database to procedures that were performed utilizing special equipment and a protocol to minimize surgical fog in pediatric RAL procedures...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277907/the-effect-of-maternal-hyperoxygenation-on-fetal-circulatory-system-in-normal-growth-and-iugr-fetuses-what-we-can-learn-from-this-impact
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Nizar Khatib, Israel Thaler, Ron Beloosesky, Hanin Dabaja, Nadir Ganem, Philippe Abecassis, Yuval Ginsberg, Zeev Weiner
PURPOSE: The study aims were to assess and compare the effects of maternal hyperoxygenation on fetal circulation, in fetuses with intra-uterine growth retardation and normal fetal growth. METHODS: Twelve singleton pregnant women with normal fetal growth and twelve singleton pregnant women with intrauterine growth restriction were recruited. Mean gestational age of 35.2±3.5 and 34.7±3.9 weeks respectively. Doppler blood flow velocity waveforms were obtained from the middle cerebral artery, umbilical, main and proximal right pulmonary arteries...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270542/effects-of-heat-and-moisture-exchangers-and-exhaled-humidity-on-aerosol-deposition-in-a-simulated-ventilator-dependent-adult-lung-model
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Arzu Ari, Khalid S Alwadeai, James B Fink
BACKGROUND: Many in vitro models report higher inhaled dose with dry versus heated humidity. Heat-and-moisture exchangers (HMEs) provide passive humidity in ventilator-dependent patients but act as a barrier to aerosol. The HMEs designed to allow aerosol delivery (HME-ADs) have not been well described. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact on aerosol deposition of HME-ADs with and without active exhaled humidity in a simulated ventilator-dependent adult model. METHODS: We used an in vitro lung model consisting of an intubated teaching mannequin with an endotracheal tube of 8...
March 7, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244292/humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-versus-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-as-an-initial-respiratory-support-in-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-a-randomized-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
#17
Jeonghee Shin, Kyuhee Park, Eun Hee Lee, Byung Min Choi
Heated, humidified, high-flow nasal cannula (HHFNC) is frequently used as a noninvasive respiratory support for preterm infants with respiratory distress. But there are limited studies that compares HHFNC with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) only as the initial treatment of respiratory distress in preterm infants immediately after birth. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness and safety of HHFNC compared to nCPAP for the initial treatment of preterm infants with respiratory distress...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240011/enhancing-effects-of-curcumin-on-cytotoxicity-of-paclitaxel-methotrexate-and-vincristine-in-gastric-cancer-cells
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Meysam Ebrahimifar, Majid Hasanzadegan Roudsari, S Maryam Kazemi, Hasan Ebrahimi Shahmabadi, Leila Kanaani, S A Alavi, Mehdi Izadi Vasfi
Curcumin (Diferuloylmethane), a polyphenolic compound with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties, has been found to increase chemotherapeutic agents-induced cytotoxicity in some resistant cancer cell lines. This investigation aimed to study the effects of curcumin on efficacy of some common anticancer agents in gastric cancer cells. AGS cells were cultured in RPMI-1640 medium under standard culture conditions (5% CO2 and 95% humidified air at 37°C). Curcumin was used at concentrations of 5, 15, 30 and 50 μM...
January 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237343/estimating-the-binding-ability-of-collared-peccary-pecari-tajacu-linnaeus-1758-sperm-using-heterologous-substrates
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Lívia Batista Campos, Gislayne Christianne Xavier Peixoto, Andreia Maria da Silva, Ana Liza Paz Souza, Thibério de Souza Castelo, Keilla Moreira Maia, Alexsandra Fernandes Pereira, Alexandre Rodrigues Silva
In collared peccaries, the development of artificial insemination (AI) is scarce, requiring search for alternative methods for the evaluation of sperm fertilizing ability. Thus, the aims of this study were to estimate the binding capability of collared peccaries sperm, using swine oocytes and the egg perivitelline membrane, and to evaluate the prognostic value of sperm parameters on the in vitro interactions among sperm and heterologous substrates. Eleven ejaculates were collected by eletroejaculation and evaluated for viability and morphology by light microscopy, for functionality by hypo-osmotic swelling test, for plasma membrane integrity by epifluorescence microscopy, and for sperm motility by computerized analysis...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223010/the-role-of-heated-humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-as-noninvasive-respiratory-support-in-neonates
#20
REVIEW
Ke-Yun Chao, Yi-Ling Chen, Li-Yi Tsai, Yu-Hsuan Chien, Shu-Chi Mu
Recently, heated humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HHHFNC) has been introduced and applied as a noninvasive respiratory support in neonates. Although HHHFNC is widely used in neonates presenting with respiratory distress, the efficiency and safety when compared with nasal continuous positive airway pressure or noninvasive positive pressure ventilation are still controversial. This review aims to evaluate the performance and applications of HHHFNC in neonates.
January 17, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
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