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Nur Nadia Mohamed, See Ling Loy, Che Nin Man, Abdullah Al-Mamun, Hamid Jan Jan Mohamed
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study are to determine parental and children's hair nicotine levels, their relationships as well as to investigate the association of smoking status of the fathers with mothers' and children's hair nicotine. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was conducted among 124 families who were participants of the Universiti Sains Malaysia Pregnancy Cohort Study. Both parents with their 2 years old children joined this study. A total of 92 hair samples of fathers, 124 hair samples of mothers and 111 hair samples of children were collected and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
October 21, 2016: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
Joseph Tseng, Peter Poullos
Fournier's gangrene is a severe polymicrobial necrotizing fasciitis of the perineal, genital, or perianal regions. The classic presentation is severe pain and swelling with systemic signs. Crepitus and cutaneous necrosis are often seen. Characteristic CT findings include subcutaneous gas and inflammatory stranding. Unless treated aggressively, patients can rapidly become septic and die. Factitious Disorder is the falsification of one's own of medical or psychological signs and symptoms. Many deceptive methods have been described, from falsely reporting physical or psychological symptoms, to manipulating lab tests, or even injecting or ingesting foreign substances in order to induce illness...
September 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Zach Rozenbaum, Shafik Khoury, Galit Aviram, Yaniv Gura, Jack Sherez, Avi Man, Jason Shimiaie, Thierry Le Tourneau, Amir Halkin, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Yan Topilsky
BACKGROUND: Discriminating circulatory problems with reduced stroke volume from de-conditioning in which the muscles cannot consume O2 normally by gas exchange parameters is difficult. METHODS: We performed combined stress echo and cardio-pulmonary (CPET) tests in 110 patients (20 normal effort capacity, 54 attenuated stroke volume response, 36 de-conditioning) to evaluate multiple hemodynamic parameters and oxygen content difference (A-VO2 Difference) in four predefined activity levels to assess which of the gas measures may help in the discrimination...
October 11, 2016: Chest
Luis Gorospe, María Cristina González-Gordaliza, Javier García-Poza, Isabel García-Gómez-Muriel, Raquel García-Latorre
We describe the imaging findings of a case of an intraabdominal gossypiboma (retained surgical sponge) in an asymptomatic 61-year-old man who underwent an emergency nephrectomy because of a Wunderlich syndrome secondary to a renal cell carcinoma. A follow-up computed tomography (CT) was performed 4 months after the emergency surgery and showed an extraperitoneal lesion with gas bubbles and radiopaque markings in the left hemiabdomen, consistent with a retained surgical sponge ("gossypiboma" or "textiloma") in the anterior pararenal space...
October 6, 2016: Urology
José Andonegui, José Ramón Maya, Marta Echeverría, Araceli Alcaine
A 78-year-old man complained of bilateral visual acuity loss. Optical coherence tomography examination showed bilateral macular schisis with fluid accumulation in the external retinal layers without vitreous traction. Fundus examination and fluorescein angiography were normal in both eyes. Both eyes were treated by phacoemulsification, intraocular lens implantation, and vitrectomy without laser, gas exchange, or retinal fenestration. Slow and progressive fluid resorption and improvement in VA were observed in both eyes...
2016: GMS Ophthalmol Cases
Zhenglin Li, Jing Liu, Ying Hu, Kenneth A Howard, Zhuo Li, Xuelei Fan, Manli Chang, Ye Sun, Flemming Besenbacher, Chunying Chen, Miao Yu
Elaborately designed biocompatible nanoplatforms simultaneously having diverse therapeutic and imaging functions are highly desired for biomedical applications. Herein, a Bi2Se3 nanoagent with a special morphology as a nanoscale spherical sponge (NSS) has been fabricated and investigated in vitro and in vivo. The highly porous NSS exhibits strong, steady, and broad-band absorbance in the near-infrared range as well as high efficiency and stability of photothermal conversion, resulting in high antitumor efficacy for photothermal therapy (PTT)...
October 4, 2016: ACS Nano
De-He Wang, Ya-Jie Li, Long Liu, Jing-Shou Liu, Man Bao, Ning Yang, Hou Zhuo-Cheng, Zhong-Hua Ning
Translucent eggshells negatively affect the appearance of eggs and decrease their economic value. Translocation and accumulation of water from the contents to the shells of eggs are frequent occurrences. Causes of translucent eggshell formation have been investigated, but the primary reason is uncertain. In previous studies, scientists have found that the thickness of the eggshell membrane was significantly different between translucent and opaque eggs. However, there are some conflicts among studies. We performed 2 experiments with 3 breeding flocks of chickens to target the reasons for egg translucence...
September 24, 2016: Poultry Science
Gorel Nyman, Bengt Röken, Eva-Maria Hedin, Goran Hedenstierna
The trachea in the giraffe is long but narrow and dead space ventilation is in general considered to be of similar size as in other mammals. Less is known about matching of ventilation and lung blood flow. The lungs are large, up to 1 m high and 0.7 m wide, that may cause considerable ventilation/perfusion (VA/Q) mis-match by the influence of gravitational forces, leading to hypoxemia. We studied a young giraffe under anesthesia utilizing multiple inert gas elimination technique to analyze VA/Q distribution and arterial oxygenation and compared the results with other species of different sizes, including man...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
Daniel Say, Alistair J Manning, Simon O'Doherty, Matt Rigby, Dickon Young, Aoife Grant
Independent verification of national greenhouse gas inventories is a vital measure for cross-checking the accuracy of emissions data submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). We infer annual UK emissions of HFC-134a from 1995 to 2012 using atmospheric observations and an inverse modeling technique, and compare with the UK's annual UNFCCC submission. By 2010, the inventory is almost twice as large as our estimates, with an "emissions gap" equating to 3.90 (3.20-4.30) Tg CO2e...
October 18, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
Shin-Hye Kim, Ju-Yeon Moon, Hironobu Sasano, Man Ho Choi, Mi-Jung Park
CONTEXT: Pediatric obesity has been related to hyperandrogenism and premature adrenarche in previous studies. However, little is known regarding the association between body fat mass and steroidogenic enzyme activities in children. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether body fat mass is associated with serum steroid profiles in girls. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS, AND SETTING: We enrolled 242 girls (125 prepubertal, 117 pubertal; aged 7-13 years). Early morning blood samples were drawn at a university hospital to measure serum steroid profiles using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and steroidogenic enzyme activities were assessed from the ratios of steroid metabolites...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Hiroe Yoshioka, Haruyuki Yamazaki, Rie Yasumura, Kosuke Wada, Yoshiro Kobayashi
A 53-year-old man with chronic renal tubular acidosis and subclinical hypothyroidism underwent lower leg amputation surgery under general anesthesia. Perioperative acid-base management in such patients poses many difficulties because both pathophysiologies have the potential to complicate the interpretation of capnometry and arterial blood gas analysis data; inappropriate correction of chronic metabolic acidosis may lead to postoperative respiratory deterioration. We discuss the management of perioperative acidosis in order to achieve successful weaning from mechanical ventilation and promise a complete recovery from anesthesia...
2016: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Piotr Niewinski, Dariusz Janczak, Artur Rucinski, Stanislaw Tubek, Zoar J Engelman, Pawel Piesiak, Przemyslaw Jazwiec, Waldemar Banasiak, Marat Fudim, Paul A Sobotka, Shahrokh Javaheri, Emma C J Hart, Julian F R Paton, Piotr Ponikowski
AIMS: Augmented reflex responses from peripheral chemoreceptors, which are mainly localized in the carotid bodies (CBs), characterize patients with systolic heart failure and contribute to adrenergic hyperactivation. We investigated whether surgical resection of CBs in these patients can be performed safely to decrease sympathetic tone. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 10 male patients with systolic heart failure (age, 59 ± 3 years; LVEF, 27 ± 7%) who underwent unilateral right-sided CB resection (four patients) or bilateral CB resection (six patients)...
September 20, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
Hiroki Takano, Tomohiko Ishihara, Motomichi Kosuga, Torayuki Okuyama
A 72-year-old, seemingly healthy, Japanese man suddenly lost consciousness. At the emergency room, the patient's Glasgow coma scale score was 10 and a thoracic breathing pattern was observed. An arterial blood gas analysis indicated acute hypercarbic respiratory failure. He was placed on non-invasive positive pressure ventilation. The next day he was alert. Manual muscle testing revealed that his face, neck and limb muscle strength were normal. He could walk, and Gowers' sign was not observed. Computed tomography showed atrophy of the paravertebral, abdominal wall and diaphragm crura muscles, without apparent limb muscle involvement...
2016: Internal Medicine
Shinya Kajiwara, Hiroshi Matsuura, Shigeki Arase, Yasuhide Hori, Hiromi Tochigi, Yoshiki Sugimura
Emphysematous cystitis (EC) is a rare form of acute complicated urinary tract infection (UTI). We report a case of EC with bladder diverticulum. A 77-year-old man who had a medical history of diabetes mellitus was admitted to our hospital with the chief complaint of macrohematuria and pneumaturia. Based on the findings of an abdominal computed tomography and cystoscopy, the diagnosis of EC and bladder diverticulum was made with its characteristic feature being gas within the bladder wall and lumen and a cystic lesion from the bladder...
August 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
Tadashi Furihata, Makoto Furihata, Kunibumi Ishikawa, Masato Kosaka, Naoki Satoh, Keiichi Kubota
We describe a rare case of an 81-year-old man who presented with severe epigastralgia. A chest radiograph showed massive free gas bilaterally in the diaphragmatic spaces. Computed tomography (CT) scan also showed massive free gas in the peritoneal cavity with portal venous gas. We used a wait-and-see approach and carefully considered surgery again when the time was appropriate. The patient received conservative therapy with fasting, an intravenous infusion of antibiotics, and nasogastric intubation. The patient soon recovered and was able to start eating meals 4 d after treatment; thus, surgical intervention was avoided...
August 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Rajanikanta Swain, C Behera, Shyam Kishore, Karthik Krishna, S K Gupta
Suicide by inhalation of carbon monoxide is not uncommon and usually involves car exhausts or burning charcoal or defective boilers. We report a case of a 25-year-old man, who committed suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide gas inside a polythene bag in a bathroom. The open carbon monoxide cylinder found inside the polythene bag was purchased online by the deceased a few days earlier. He had stated that the gas would be used for his experiment on the environment. A suicide note recovered from his trouser pocket revealed his intention for a painless death...
September 12, 2016: Medico-legal Journal
Zhixiong Shi, Lei Zhang, Jingguang Li, Yunfeng Zhao, Zhiwei Sun, Xianqing Zhou, Yongning Wu
On the basis of the fifth Chinese total diet study (TDS) performed in 2011, the dietary exposure of the Chinese population to novel brominated flame retardants (NBFRs) was assessed. Six NBFRs were determined in 80 composite samples from four animal origin food groups and 29 pooled human milk samples. Based on gas chromatography-negative chemical ionization mass spectrometry (GC-NCI/MS) analysis, the levels of the total NBFRs ranged from <LOD to 70.2ng/g lipid weight (lw) in food composites and from 2.48 to 23...
September 9, 2016: Environment International
Roger W Byard, Maria Bellis, Neil Ei Langlois
Careful examination of the skin and soft tissues is a routine part of the forensic autopsy to identify and characterise traumatic lesions. Three cases are reported where benign vascular lesions presented as bruises. In case 1, a 44-year-old man with a history of epilepsy was found dead on the floor. Dissection of the neck revealed a haemorrhagic area 15 mm × 1.5 mm, deep to the left thyrohyoid muscle. In case 2, an 87-year-old man was found dead with a plastic bag over his head attached to an opened cylinder of nitrogen gas...
September 10, 2016: Medicine, Science, and the Law
Alistair Robertson, Amin Rahemtulla
A young man with a rare unstable haemoglobinopathy presented with a high fever, worsening shortness of breath and abdominal pain. At triage his pulse oximetry (SpO2) suggested that his blood oxygen saturation was 84% at room air. However, an arterial blood gas (ABG) oxygen saturation reading (SaO2) was 100%. The significant disparity between the two measurements demonstrates that using pulse oximetry in some unstable haemoglobinopathies may significantly underestimate the actual reading. This error is most probably due to the structural differences in the variant haemoglobin causing light to be absorbed at a different wavelength beyond the normal range of the oximeter...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Kosei Yonemitsu, Ako Sasao, Satoko Mishima, Yuki Ohtsu, Yoko Nishitani
A man in his 30's was found at home, not breathing. He was admitted to an emergency hospital and the doctor confirmed his death. He had a history of methamphetamine abuse spanning several years, and while fresh needle marks were visible on his arm, the only other autopsy findings indicated an acute death. A small plastic bag containing a pale brown white powder, and a small amount of liquid in a syringe were found at the scene. The police forensic laboratory detected acetyl fentanyl and 4-methoxy PV8 (4-methoxy PHPP) in both the powder and the liquid...
October 2016: Forensic Science International
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